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CineWave 2.1 adds RT color correction
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.
Charla 1.5: open-source chat client updated
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.
Netscape reposts Mozilla 0.98 for OS X
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."
New Zealand site posts pro-OSX column
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."
AtWork v2.3.1: time-billing app updated
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.
MP3 Rage updated for flexibility
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.
MS posts security bulletin on Office v. X
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. "
New 5400 rpm 60GB drive for portables
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 conducting Exchange Server survey
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 conveniently stores URLs
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 acquires Nothing Real\'s compositing
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.
LiveStage Professional support Zoomify
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.
Intellimerge 1.3.6: email merge software
Bare Bones updates Super Get Info
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 adds contextual menus
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.
PageSpinner 4.0b1 now supports Mac OS X
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.
Reader: iDVD name used by other application
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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