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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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Swift benchmarking suite goes open-source
Following the release of new betas for all its platforms, Apple on Monday also made a suite of 75 tools for benchmarking Swift-developed coding projects, including libraries for benchmarking functions, a utility for comparing the resulting metrics, and a driver for running them. The company says it is asking the community for help in developing additional benchmarks, as well as further "helper" libraries and overall code review for better stability and performance. Apple plans to include benchmark pull requests in Swift's new continuous integration system as well. http://bit.ly/1W8u0EU
Instagram now supporting multiple accounts
As reported earlier, Instagram is now rolling out support for multiple accounts (up to five) in version 7.1.5 of its iOS app. The feature has been one of the main attractions of third-party Instagram clients, but it is unclear if users must seek out an "add account" preference in the app; additionally, some users are reporting that the ability to add accounts has not yet been added. The company says notifications "depend on when you last logged in, and the number of devices that are logged into that account," suggesting not all notifications across accounts will appear when logged into a given one. http://bit.ly/1moh95p
Pictures of Galaxy S7, Edge leaked
New images have been leaked of Samsung's new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The images of the Galaxy S7 are very similar to a draft leaked earlier this year, with a curved back reminiscent of the iPhone 3G with the normal Samsung camera hump in the upper center of the phone. The picture of the Galaxy S7 Edge as leaked is running a benchmark application showing modest improvements over the S6 line, if accurate. Both models are expected to be formally announced in a February 21 press event hosted by Samsung. http://bit.ly/20Gf07X
Bambooti wooden skins for MacBooks
Bambooti has introduced premium wooden skins for Apple laptops that allow users to customize any design or logo directly on the case. Each Bambooti skin is handcrafted from sustainably managed forests, and are hand sanded and spray-finished to create an ultra smooth exterior. Bambooti's wooden skins start at $65 on the fully-funded Kickstarter which includes a custom design or logo of the user's choice that will be engraved on the product. http://kck.st/1PhE6Sb
Apple Music in Taiwan, now up to 113 countries
Apple Music has now added its 113th country, Taiwan, to its expanding list of areas where it offers its paid subscription service. The price in the country will start at NT$150 (about $4.50 US) for an individual subscription, and that now includes (as it does in the rest of the world) the formerly free-but-ad-supported iTunes Radio feature, which as in other countries will be customized somewhat to offer channels of locally-popular music styles. Apple Music is now available in 16 countries and regions -- including China, India, Russia, and Japan -- where Spotify has not yet arrived.
Invisible wall mount for iPad Pro, mini
Computing hardware mounting company Wall-Smart has announced the availability the new "invisible" wall mount, with models for the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 -- all with no bezel. The invisible mount includes ÂPower Over Ethernet to USB, which allows charging while in-wall, and is available for both drywall and solid surfaces such as solid wood panels or partition walls. Prices vary widely by iPad model, and required mounting hardware. http://bit.ly/1SE5jCO
Kingston buys IronKey secure USB tech
Kingston Digital today announced it has acquired the USB technology and assets of IronKey from Imation. In addition to Kingston's acquisition, encryption services leader DataLocker has purchased the IronKey Enterprise Management Services platform which provides centralized management to encrypted USB drives. Kingston and DataLocker claim that there will be no interruption in service provided, or available products as a result of the consolidations. http://bit.ly/1QQk9SZ