A MacNN Reader notes that some iMac rev A-D owners may experience problems with the new Mac OS 9.2.2 update. \"After having problems with installation myself, I checked the Apple support pages and found that various iMac users are having trouble installing Mac OS 9.2.2. I have a Lime 333 MHz iMac, which should be compatible with the update, however, the developer \"open firmware\" screen pops up at startup.\"
Adobe is expected to announce GoLive 6.0 next week at Macworld Expo. The new version will offer a Carbonized application for compatibility with OS X as well as a new Web Workgroup Server application for OS X, which will help facilitate team-based creation and maitenance of Websites.
The Stock Pick Report has issued an \"outperform\" rating on Apple\'s stock for the next 5 to 10 business days. As of 2 PM EST, Apple\'s shares were down $.16 to $22.27 on relatively low volume, with 1,034,900 shares changing hands.
An Apple power representative for Circuit City sent MacNN an interesting note about the limited availability of iMacs and iBooks noted yesterday. \"The iBook 600 is marked 1599.95 any CC product that ends in .96 means it\'s on it\'s way out. If it ends in .95 that means it\'s history. There is also two iMac model price ending in .95.\"
OSOpinion.com author Kelly McNeill has published an article dubbed \"Wanted: A Single Standard for Digital Video,\" in which he argues for an open alternative to proprietary video sources. McNeill concludes that that the MPEG-4 standard, which will be based around Apple\'s QuickTime 6, will meet the requirements for a robust, accessible digital video standard.
The Hess Memorial Macworld Events and Party Page for next month\'s Macworld Expo in San Francisco has been posted. The list includes many of the gatherings and press functions available at the show. Companies are encouraged to submit their event listings before Jan. 5th for publication.
Apple has updated its main page with a large banner for Macworld Expo on January 7th, saying \"7 days to Macworld San Francisco. This one is big. Even by our standards.\"
Rayford Sims notes the release of an OS X version of PocketMac, o PocketPC sync software package for the Mac: \"Information Appliance Associates just released an OS X Version of their software for syncing Pocket PC devices. I believe this is just an OS X build of their already-released-for-OS 9 version 1.08, although their website is scant on details. While it still does not seem to offer synchronization with PIMs, it does provide support for Avantgo and synching with folders on the Mac. Information Appliance Associates has not answered my emails about releasing a timed trial or an ETA on when syncing with entourage will be available.\"
Nine states that oppose Microsoft\'s settlement of its antitrust case have asked a federal judge to deny the company\'s request for a delay in hearings on alternative punishments today. Microsoft wants a four month delay, but the case remedy hearings are currently scheduled to begin March 11th.
Intelli Innovations has released ProSQL 1.1.2, an update to its database management software which adds configurable grid lines to data browsers, support for descending list sorting, and a new SQL Dump Folder import feature which scans for and imports all SQL dump files within a specific folder to any supported. [Classic, Carbon]
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Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit
Apple supplier Cirrus Logic has introduced a MFi-compliant new development kit for companies interested in using Cirrus' chips to create Lightning-based headphones, which -- regardless of whether rumors about Apple dropping the analog headphone jack in its iPhone this fall -- can offer advantages to music-loving iOS device users. The kit mentions some of the advantages of an all-digital headset or headphone connector, including higher-bitrate support, a more customizable experience, and support for power and data transfer into headphone hardware. Several companies already make Lightning headphones, and Apple has supported the concept since June 2014. http://bit.ly/29giiZj
Apple Store app offers Procreate Pocket
The Apple Store app for iPhone, which periodically rewards users with free app gifts, is now offering the iPhone "Pocket" version of drawing app Procreate for those who have the free Apple Store app until July 28. Users who have redeemed the offer by navigating to the "Stores" tab of the app and swiping past the "iPhone Upgrade Program" banner to the "Procreate" banner have noted that only the limited Pocket (iPhone) version of the app is available free, even if the Apple Store app is installed and the offer redeemed on an iPad. The Pocket version currently sells for $3 on the iOS App Store. [32.4MB]
Porsche adds CarPlay to 2017 Panamera
Porsche has added a fifth model of vehicle to its CarPlay-supported lineup, announcing that the 2017 Panamera -- which will arrive in the US in January -- will include Apple's infotainment technology, and be seen on a giant 12.3-inch touchscreen as part of an all-new Porsche Communication Management system. The luxury sedan starts at $99,900 for the 4S model, and scales up to the Panamera Turbo, which sells for $146,900. Other vehicles that currently support CarPlay include the 2016 911 and the 2017 models of Macan, 718 Boxster, and 718 Cayman. The company did not mention support for Google's corresponding Android Auto in its announcement. http://bit.ly/295ZQ94
Apple employees testing wheelchair features
New features included in the forthcoming watchOS 3 are being tested by Apple retail store employees, including a new activity-tracking feature that has been designed with wheelchair users in mind. The move is slightly unusual in that, while retail employees have previously been used to test pre-release versions of OS X and iOS, this marks the first time they've been included in the otherwise developer-only watchOS betas. The company is said to have gone to great lengths to modify the activity tracker for wheelchair users, including changing the "time to stand" notification to "time to roll" and including two wheelchair-centric workout apps. http://bit.ly/2955JDa
SanDisk reveals two 256GB microSDXC cards
SanDisk has introduced two 256GB microSDXC cards. Arriving in August for $150, the Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition card offers transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s for reading data. The Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card can read at a fast 100MB/s and write at up to 90MB/s, and will be shipping sometime in the fourth quarter for $200. http://bit.ly/294Q1If
Apple's third-quarter results due July 26
Apple has advised it will be issuing its third-quarter results on July 26, with a conference call to answer investor and analyst queries about the earnings set to take place later that day. The stream of the call will go live at 2pm PT (5pm ET) via Apple's investor site, with the results themselves expected to be released roughly 30 minutes before the call commences. Apple's guidance for the quarter put revenue at between $41 billion and $43 billion. http://apple.co/1oi1Pbm
Twitter stickers slowly roll out to users
Twitter has introduced "stickers," allowing users to add extra graphical elements to their photos before uploading them to the micro-blogging service. A library of hundreds of accessories, props, and emoji will be available to use as stickers, which can be resized, rotated, and placed anywhere on the photograph. Images with stickers will also become searchable with viewers able to select a sticker to see how others use the same graphic in their own posts. Twitter advises stickers will be rolling out to users over the next few weeks, and will work on both the mobile apps and through the browser. http://bit.ly/29bbwUE