Xicons has posted a new article detailing the process of customizing icons in Mac OS X including the trash can, hard disk, zip disk, CD, DVD, default folders and many more.
Mac OS X developer Adam Iser has posted Adium v1.5b7, an update to the popular AIM client. This update fixes dozens of bugs and brings new features to the ad-free chat software.
Doug Holton has published a short AppleScript utility that will automatically report SPAM email to the U.S. FTC. SPAM is unsolicited \"junk mail\" sent by advertisers or malicious users.
Fidelity Media today announced a new beta version of MP3 DJ mixing application, MegaSeg. MegaSeg Version 2.1 b5 improves category features -- including a fix for Genre ID3 tags, fixes a problem with importing Mac OS aliases, improves the tracking of moved or renamed files and adds a search BPM and Notes function.
The fourth-annual Bryce Camp will be held May 20-24, 2002, in Sedona, Arizona. Students will have the opportunity to spend 5 days in a first-class Mac/PC lab, improving their Corel Bryce skills with help from some of the most talented users. The faculty will include \"Real World Bryce 4\" author Susan Kitchens, as well as Hollywood digital artist Chris Casady, world-renowned computer artist and computer graphics researcher Dr. Ken Musgrave, 3D artist Scott Tucker, and 3D artist and animator Clay Hagebusch. Tuition is $1000 for: five days of instruction, a ďsunset jeep tour,Ē a software and book giveaway and several presentations including those by Corel and Dr. Musgrave.
Sonnet has released a firmware update that adjusts specific logic memory timing parameters on the Crescendo/WS processor upgrade card (Wall Street PowerBooks). This fixes operational instability of the Crescendo/WS resulting from installation of certain combinations of DIMM RAM modules. Sonnet also announced it is now shipping the Tempo RAID 133 for G3 and G4 Macs. The product is the latest edition to the Tempo ATA family.
Everyday Software has announced the immediate availability of Bookit v2.2. Bookit is a bookmark management utility for Mac OS X. The new version is offers OmniWeb 4.1 support with divider support, iCab 2.7 support, and the ability to import bookmarks from URL Manager Pro.
Hard Disk Info has posted five \'exhaustive\' tests of 40GB hard disk drives. The report includes models from Maxtor, Seagate, Fujitsu, IBM and Western Digital.
We have posted a QuickTime Live! photo gallery from Beverly Hills, California as well as photos from the keynote.
Baseview today announced that an update to ProductionManagerPro, a money-saving production solutions application, will be released this spring. New in ProductionManagerPro is compatibility with Multi-Ad\'s Creator 6 for ad-building. ProductionManagerPro also works with QuarkXPress (including support for Quark 5), Adobe InDesign 1.5 and Multi-Ad Creator. The new version will be available for preview at the America East trade show March 25-28.
Apple made three announcements today at QuickTime Live!, including QuickTime 6 with support for MPEG-4, QuickTime Broadcaster for live broadcasting, and a partnership for creating the first wireless content delivery network.
Apple VP Phil Schiller will deliver the keynote at QuickTime Live! this morning at 1:30 ET.
Koingo Software\'s Alarm Clock Pro 5.0 adds the ability to create an infinite number of alarms, better performance under OS X, and other enhancements to its shareware alarm clock application. [Classic, Carbon]
Opera 5.0b4 for OS X introduces new features such as support for QuickTime, scroll wheel mouse, as well as various bug fixes.
A MacNN reader notes some luke-warm comments were made by a Microsoft employee in a recent c|net interview that asked his impression of the iMac: \"\'It\'s a warmed-over Mach (Kernel)...The technology didn\'t blow me away.\' This, from the man in charge of putting a Fisher-Price GUI on Windows 2000 and calling it an entirely new OS.\"
Aurora Video Systems has posted Igniter 4.5 drivers for its DV capture and playback video card, which adds Color Correction 3-way, Gamma Correction, Proc Amp, Wide Screen, Mask Shape, Desaturate to FCP real time capabilities; a new Center Crosshair option to the Safe Area Generator; support for nested RealTime effects; and a 10-bit digital output capability with 16-bit RT processing.
Bart Mulier\'s OE2TXT v 1.0 is an AppleScript that archives messages in folders and / or subfolders in MS Entourage and Outlook Express 5.x into a text file.
Apple\'s SEC Form 10-Q was filed yesterday, offering several interesting details as to the company\'s financial standing for the quarterly period ending December 29, 2001. We have some annotated highlights, including details on the company\'s restructuring plan (i.e., layoffs), equity investment gains, its future outlook, and other notes.
MacNN readers note that apple has posted new iMac G4 animations, Dance and SuperDrive, both created by Pixar Animation Studios.
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Remote S for Tesla Apple Watch app drives car out
Developer Allen Wong has created the Remote S for Tesla app, which can be used to remotely activate the Model S electric car via an Apple Watch, and drive it a short distance. Aside from providing data about the car and some basic function controls, the unofficial app uses the manufacturer's Summon command to allow the car to turn on, exit the garage, and park near to the user's location. The app is available to purchase from the App Store for $10. http://apple.co/1PprF4t
Seagate 3TB unreliability suit expands
The Seagate 3TB class-action hard drive lawsuit has been expanded to more devices. The expanded suit, filed today, now includes Seagate's Barracuda 3TB Hard Disk Drive,¬†Desktop HDD 3TB, Backup Plus 3TB External Hard Disk¬†Drive,¬†GoFlex 3TB External Hard Disk Drive, or any other Seagate hard drive with model number ST3000DM001. The law firm, Hagens Berman, is seeking information from consumers such as time in service, purchase price, and the nature of any drive received in return from Seagate as a replacement for a failed unit. http://bit.ly/1Pc34Cq
BlackBerry Canada, Florida hit with layoffs
The BlackBerry campus has reportedly been wracked with layoffs. Sources familiar with the company's Waterloo office staffing claim that close to 35 percent of the local workforce has been laid off, with the deepest cuts being made in the BlackBerry 10 OS and hardware teams. Additionally, the state of Florida has been officially notified that the company's Sunrise facility will see 75 people fired. Enthusiast site Mobilesyrup puts the layoffs at around 1000 total. http://bit.ly/1Pc1Rep
Instagram tests multiple account support for iOS
Instagram is trialling support for multiple accounts in its iPhone app with a small number of users. The Facebook-owned photo sharing service confirmed the reports of the tests to TechCrunch, which will allow a single user to manage more than a single account within the app, transferring between two or three accounts with a few taps. It is unclear when the feature will roll out to the public, but it has previously tested it with the Android version of the app since November. http://tcrn.ch/1SPKEKh
Foxconn CEO declares Sharp deal near done
The Foxconn bid for Sharp is allegedly only waiting on specific details of the deal. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou has declared that his company has privileged negotiation rights for the Apple iPhone screen supplier, saying that "we have a consensus, the rest is a process ... I don't see a problem completing this process." Gou hopes the deal, worth up to $5.6 billion, will be formalized by the end of February. http://reut.rs/1SPEQjN
MIT demoes 'Eyeriss' AI chip for mobile
At the International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco this week, MIT researchers presented a new chip designed specifically to implement neural networks. The researchers claim that "Eyeriss" is 10 times as efficient as a mobile GPU, so it could enable mobile devices to run artificial-intelligence algorithms such as Siri or Cortana, rather than uploading all data to a remote server for processing. http://bit.ly/1TISJBe
Pocket for iOS adds readability settings
Offline reader iOS app Pocket has updated, with reader-friendly changes. With the new revision, premium subscribers can adjust character spacing, and choose from eight new fonts including one that makes it easier for sufferers of dyslexia to read saved content. The app itself is free, with a premium subscription available for $5 a month, or $45 a year. http://apple.co/1KuILBl