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Pinnacle earlier this week announced the immediate availability of CineWave 2.1, an update to its editing and compositing solution that adds uncompressed real-time power to Final Cut Pro\'s Three-Way Color Correction functions. It also also introduces a new CineWave Chroma Keyer with realt-time spill suppression and support for its new Pinnacle Pro Digital & Analog Breakout Box.
Peter Ammon has released Charla 1.5, an update to his open-source chat client for OS X. The new version adds support for user and international rooms, and fixes a bug in personal messages to users with capital letters in their names.
Steve Dagley of Netscape writes: \"Due to the initial release of Mozilla 0.9.8 for Mac OS X not being built with debug symbols we have re-spun and re-released it today. There is no change other than the inclusion of the symbols. Since crash reports that include a stack trace will be useless without the debug information we\'d ask that anyone intending to file a bug report please download the new release. It has a time stamp of 2:49pm 2/6/2002 on the ftp server and a creation date of 6:30pm 2/5/2002 for the self mounting disk image.\"
A MacNN Reader reports that New Zealand\'s \"largest daily newspaper,\" the New Zealand Herald, has posted largely positive article on Mac OS X and the new Apple hardware: “The default operating system is Mac OS X.1, which as anyone who has used it will tell you is a big advance on the first version, and far superior to puny pretenders like XP. [..] While some Pentium machines are claiming speeds well over 1GHz, the differences in the Apple architecture and operating system means the new G4 will leave Pentiums in its dust.”
IGG Software has announced the release of AtWork v2.3.1, a minor update to the increasingly popular time billing and invoicing application. New in Version 2.3.1 is support for multiple companies, minor UI improvements and some bug fixes.
Chaotic Software has released MP3 Rage v4.2.1 adding new few features and minor bug fixes. The new version adds a popup menu to the QuickEdit window to allow the case of the artist, album and title to be easily changed to all uppercase, all lowercase and title caps. Also added is a popup menu to QuickEdit window with a variety of actions to swap artist, album, and/or title.
Microsoft has posted an security bulletin for Office v.X, which discusses a vulnerability in its network-aware anti-piracy mechanism that could allow hackers to shutdown running Office v.X applications connected to a network: \"This is a denial of service vulnerability. A malicious user could use it to cause a running Office X application to fail, forcing the user to restart the application. Any unsaved data when the application crashed would be lost. \"
Trans Intl. today announced its new high capacity 2.5 inch 60 GB, 5400 rpm hard disk drive for Apple\'s portables. The drive is 25% larger than previous generation 48GB, 5400 rpm drives and features a 2MB buffer and 12 ms seek times.. An internal version with an ATA-5 interface support for up to 100MB/sec is $480, while an external FireWire portable unit with sustained transfers of between 20-35MB (with the Oxford 911 FireWire to IDE bridge chip) is $580.
Microsoft is conducting a survey for IT professionals and organizations or schools using Microsoft Exchange Server for e-mail and calendaring: \"It would be great if Microsoft would produce a Mac OS X version and included Palm conduits.\"
URL Box 1.5.5 is a utility for temporarily or permanently storing URLs for launching in the default web browser. It adds optimizations for better performance and new registration/contact information.
Apple confirmed this morning that it has acquired Nothing Real, a developer of Shake and Tremor compositing software, saying it plans to use Nothing Real\'s technology in future versions of its products, according to VFXPro.
Totally Hip announced support for Zoomify it is flagship application, LiveStage Professional. Zoomify brings a new image streaming technology to QuickTime 5, allowing the rapid initial display of images and on-demand viewing of fine details, regardless of image size. The technology, which requires a client-side plugin, allows users to interactively explore high-resolution images over the Internet.
Intelli Innovations has released IntelliMerge 1.3.6, a maintenance update to its e-mail merge softwarem, offering new status indicators and other bug fixes. [Classic, Carbon]
Super Get Info v1.0.6 is now available from Bare Bones Software. This file and folder utility for Mac OS X provides an alternative to the Finder\'s \'Show Info\' command. A new plug-in, \"Bare Bones Open With,\" has been included in the latest version, as well as fixes and refinements over the previous release. Super Get Info v1.0.6 is priced at $20.
PocketDock v2.4 is a utility used to organize and launch applications, documents, web links, and email addresses via the Mac OS X dock. This update improves contextual-menu views, skin support, and fixes bugs.
Optima System has released PageSpinner v4.0b1, a preview version of the HTML editor for Mac OS 9 & X. The now carbonized application supports multiple undo/redo commands, improves the user interface, adds support for storage of up to 20 web sites, and improves META tag support.
MacNN Reader \'Skip\' notes that a new program entitled \"iDVD\" could conflict with trademarks held by Apple or Ravisent. \"The following link is pretty strange as I was searching for DVD software for a friends PC today... Haven\'t done the research to figure out if Ravisent or Apple came out with \"iDVD\" first, but I\'d be quite disappointed in either company if they hadn\'t looked around before choosing this name.\"
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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