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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 “sunset jeep tour,” 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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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