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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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Apple to open R&D center in India
A new report says that Apple will be opening a new technology center in Hyderabad, India, helping to boost the city's growing reputation as a tech center. The facility would operate within the WaveRock facility, and create 4,500 new jobs at a cost of around $25 million. In 2015, India surpassed the $1 billion in yearly sales milestone, and Apple has recently received permission to open retail stores in the country under its own control, an exception to rules that usually block foreign ownership. http://zd.net/1SMBVu4
Google killing Picasa starting May 1
Google Photos head Anil Sabharwal confirmed in a blog post today that the search engine giant will be shutting down acquisition Picasa. Support and downloads for the desktop application will terminate on March 15 with the application continuing to work for the time being. The transition to Google Photos truly commences on May 1, with deprecation of some Picasa API calls happening shortly thereafter. Users that have Google Photos access will find their photos already migrated. A mass-download tool for users not wishing to use Google Photos will be available sometime after May 1. http://bit.ly/1SmV2KH
Rogue Amoeba Piezo updated, departing App Store
In order to continue working on audio capture tool Piezo, developer Rogue Amoeba has simultaneously updated the app to version 1.5, and announced that it will pull version 1.2.6 from the Mac App Store. Customers who own the Mac App Store version have a one-time migration process to the Rogue Amoeba-served version. The company notes that the sandboxing restriction placed on Mac App Store versions "effectively stopped our ability to upgrade Piezo in any meaningful way." [8.80MB] http://bit.ly/1PIjz7l
FCC spectrum auction will happen without Google
After throwing its hat in earlier, Google (and associated companies) has declared that it is not participating in this year's FCC spectrum auction. A company spokeswoman said of the auction that "like all those interested in improved connectivity and equitable access, we'll be following the upcoming spectrum auction closely. That said, we have not filed to participate." http://on.recode.net/1oy5LWk
iPad Air 3, iPhone 5se sold Friday after launch?
Reverting the way products are actually released by Apple after an announcement to the way it was a decade ago, reports are circulating that new products revealed at a March announcement will go on sale the Friday immediately following the unveil. Slated to appear at a conjectural Tuesday, March 15 event are a new Apple four-inch phone with more up to date internals currently referred to as the iPhone 5se, and a new iPad Air 3 model with Smart Connector and other enhancements. http://bit.ly/1o7mqiY
Lexmark prevails in toner import appeal
Printer manufacturer Lexmark has won an appeal on the third-party US resale of its printer cartridges originally destined for markets outside North America. The appeals court ruled in a 10-2 vote in favor of Lexmark's demand to stop the sale and against Impression Products, both on the toner cartridge resale matter, as well as a related matter regarding overturning the reseller's refilling one-use cartridges and selling those in the US market. The ruling has ramifications in the tech industry, as well as the pharmaceutical and medical technology markets. Impression Products promises an appeal before the supreme court. http://reut.rs/1SLVmmG
AT&T expands BOGO promo to iPhone 6s
Beginning today, new and existing AT&T customers can purchase a new iPhone 6s and get another one free when adding a second line. Over the weekend, customers must purchase two phones through AT&T Next (one can be an existing number), and add both phones to a qualified plan. AT&T notes that "after three bill cycles or less" the account will start to receive up to $650 spread out over 30 monthly bill credits to offset the cost of the installment plan for the phone. Taxes are due at time of sale. http://soc.att.com/1SLUP4k