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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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Weber buys iDevices' iGrill, Kitchen Thermometer
Cooking gear manufacturer Weber is purchasing iOS accessory manufacturer iDevices iGrill and Kitchen Thermometer lines. As part of the purchase, Weber is working in parallel with iDevices to roll out a new version of the products, and associated apps, this spring. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. CEO of iDevices Chris Allen said that the transition will allow the company to "focus even more heavily on becoming a leader in the home automation market." http://bit.ly/1PFk3uZ
Vevo music video app launched for Apple TV
Vevo today announced its new native tvOS app for the fourth generation Apple TV. The new app allows users Siri Remote navigation for discovery of top videos by genre, or to search for individual artists and videos. Playlists generated on another device sync between all the iterations of the app. http://apple.co/1PFhxEU
HydraDock team unveils USB 3.1 Type C Roadie
KickShark, the team that brought the HydraDock desktop USB-C dock to market, has launched a Kickstarter project for The Roadie -- a USB 3.1 Type C standard-compliant pocket hub for the 12 inch Apple MacBook and other compatible devices. The Roadie occupies the same footprint on a desk as a credit card, with a short USB-C male cable on one end for connecting to a 12 inch MacBook, and a female USB-C port on the other end for plugging in a MacBook power adapter. One side has an RJ45 jack for gigabit Ethernet, and an HDCP-compliant HDMI jack that handles up to 4K displays. KickShark promises shipment of all products within four weeks of campaign completion. The "early bird" offer for the hub is a $69 commitment, with a $79 commitment for a Roadie after 500 backers have pledged. http://kck.st/1o6knw5
HBO Now has 800,000 subscribers
The CEO of HBO, Richard Plepler has confirmed that the online streaming HBO service, HBO Now, has 800,000 subscribers. When criticized for the seemingly low number, Plepler noted that the still nascent service was bound to Apple exclusivity during the fifth season of Game of Thrones. Plepler declared during the Time Warner quarterly earnings conference call marketing for the online-only offering would be enhanced in 2016. While HBO Now's critics are slamming the low numbers, the service must also compete against itself on cable, in addition to Netflix and other streaming services. http://on.recode.net/1QWoLHe
Unsafe IoT called threat to humanity
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told two different Senate committees yesterday that the Internet of Things posed a clear and present danger, and could be weaponized by governments. Before the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Clapper declared that insecure IoT "will bring new security vulnerabilities" and "will connect tens of billions of new physical devices that could be exploited" by those wishing to perpetrate violence or eavesdrop on the populace of the world. http://bit.ly/23Xvcky
Apple public betas for iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4
Following Monday's release of betas for the iOS and OS X, Apple has unveiled public betas for both operating systems. The iOS 9.3 beta includes all of the previously reported enhancements for education customers, along with Wi-Fi calling for Verizon iPhone owners, and a carrier update for T-Mobile users. The OS X 10.11.4 third beta includes enhancements to Twitter URL opening, Live Photo viewing and sharing, and Evernote note importation into Notes.
Google given NHTSA SDS waivers
In contrast to the California Department of Motor Vehicle's approach, the US National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) has confirmed that it is declaring the software in autonomous cars is the legal driver of a so-equipped vehicle. In a letter to Google, the NHTSA says that it "will interpret 'driver' in the context of Google's described motor vehicle design as referring to the SDS [self-driving system], and not to any of the vehicle occupants." Other matters, such as legally-required rear-view mirrors for occupied vehicles has yet to be determined. However, regulations specifying the "driver" need no longer be interpreted as meaning a person behind the wheel, as the agency writes that self-driving cars "will not have a 'driver' in the traditional sense that vehicles have had drivers during the last more than one hundred years" http://1.usa.gov/1QrAGtR