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Several MacNN readers note that the radio station KCRW is holding a contest for which the grand prize is \"a fancy new Apple Computer to be announced January 7th,\" as well as an iPod. Users who subscribe to the station between now and February 1, 2002 are automatically entered.
iHUG (the International HyperCard Users Group) plans to hold a special session regarding the current state, and future of Apple\'s now largely defunct HyperCard programming software at next week\'s expo in San Francisco. The event will take place at the Users Group lounge of the Moscone Center on Wednesday, January 9, from 10:00 to 11:00 am.
Split&Concat 1.0b1 is a freeware utility to split or recombine large files (for use with newsgroups or if a file is too large to put on one CD).
Fruitz Of Dojo has released Quake II for OS X, a Cocoa port of the popular first person shooter. The download includes both software and OpenGL renderer plug-ins.
Rémi Zara has released SetiDockling 2.0, a rewrite of the application that monitors and controls any running SETI@home clients. It offers the ability to store preferences for any number of clients, and display two pieces of information from two of these clients and adds AppleScript support.
Management Software next week will debut JobOrder 10.0, which includes over 2,000 enhancements to the business application for scheduling, estimating, job costing, project management and accounting operations. It includes benchmark reports, email functions to contacts, calendar enhancements, dynamic project/road maps, project estimates (with internal approval routing), new notification rules, and a report center for storing report preferences.
MovieWorks Deluxe 5.2 for OS X is expected to introduced next week at the Expo. The multimedia authoring suite includes five functionally related production applications for producing digital (DV) video, photos, graphics, animations, narration, MIDI, MP3, CD music, text and titling, and even Virtual Reality (VR) movies. The $120 application is availale for $50 to registered owners of the Classic version. A free update for v5.1 owners will be available next week.
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Google prevails in UK street mapping case
Possibly setting the stage for other court battles in the UK, a High Court fight between Google and StreetMap.EU has concluded in Google's favor. StreetMap.EU claimed that Google's dominance in the field destroyed the 20-year-old firm's business, when Google started promoting its own service in search results over the older company's -- the judge disagreed. Commercial director Kate Sutton said after the judgment that "StreetMap has been frozen in time; because of what Google did, StreetMap has not been able to properly invest in the website since 2007." An appeal is planned. http://bloom.bg/1KKhECt
TestFlight updated for iOS, watchOS
Apple on Thursday updated its developer-oriented TestFlight software to version 1.3.2 for compatibility with apps being developed for iOS 9.3 watchOS 2.2, along with the usual "stability and performance improvements." Some developers, however, are still reporting some issues loading beta apps onto the watchOS 2.2 beta. The latest beta for developers was released on Monday, and is available through the App Store or Apple's developer portal. [3.60MB] http://apple.co/1PQ64pF
CBS: No recent streaming conversations with Apple
CBS CEO Les Moonves has made remarks, casting doubt on a launch of Apple's live streaming television service. In interviews this week, the executive said regarding negotiations with Apple that "we had conversations awhile back, and we haven't had recent conversations with them," adding that "the phone is always ringing" regarding similar services, but not with Apple on the line. http://cnnmon.ie/1PptJM6
Complex date setting bug crashes 64-bit iOS device
A serious bug has been spotted with iOS devices running iOS 8 or newer, with a 64-bit processor. If a user disables auto-check time, and manually sets the date of a device back to as far as it will go, then again to January 1, 1970, and finally rebooting, the iPhone is crashed, perhaps terminally. The bug affects the iPhone 5s and newer devices, running a processor from the A7 and up. Theories abound as to the cause of the crash, but the most credible seems to be a clock set to less than an arbitrary "zero" date, causing all manners of routines relying on the time setting to fail during startup. http://bit.ly/1TV6psS
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