Copyright © 2016
Snard v1.0a1 is an application launcher that can be used as a system menu (\"dockling\") and accessed from the Dock. Snard reduces dock and screen clutter by replacing numerous items with a single menu. New in this version is a Servers menu, a new configuration interface and more control over menu contents.
Andreas Amann has announced Eudora Mailbox Cleaner v2.0.3, a simple \'drag and drop\' application that provides one-step migration from Eudora to Apple Mail. Eudora Mailbox Cleaner will import messages and contacts, but currently has certain developer-noted shortcomings that may be addressed in future updates. This release includes bug fixes.
Panopticum Figure v1.0 is an Adobe After Effects plug-in for the creation of 2D and 3D shapes like boxes, ellipses, clouds and stars. This software provides an easy way to apply artistic effects to figures created. Figure 1.0 costs $25 as a stand-alone plug-in, or is offered for free with Panopticum\'s AnimaText 2.0.
MacNN reminds digital music fans that the free DealNN iPod giveaway ends Friday, March 8, 2002. To be included in the drawing, please submit product deals/bargains to Macintosh News Network subsidiary DealNN. Each contribution counts as a ballot for the contest. See DealNN for further details. (Open to U.S. and Canada residents only).
File Dropper v2.01 is a $10 shareware file attacher for Mac OS X\'s Mail and iPhoto. It allows simple drag-and-drop to add a \"huge assortment of different file types immediately into a new Mail message, whether your Mail program is open or not\". Added in the new version is compatibility with Mac OS X 10.1.3 and improved user features.
LaCie announced today that it is shipping its new USB Hexa Media Drive, a compact, portable drive that reads several types of storage media, including CompactFlash, SmartMedia, MemoryStick, SD card, MultiMedia card and MicroDrive (340MB, 1GB) memory cards. The $60 reader also transfers data between memory cards using the multi-LUN (logical unit number) support available with the Mac OS 10.1.2.
Badia FullMeasure 3.0 Public Beta is a control palette for QuarkXPress 5 that holds more than 150 functions within 11 panels, saving screen space. The QuarkXPress native application is available for free during the public beta.
Corona v1.9 is an accounting and payroll application that provides check register, account chart, invoices, and address indexes. The $50 software now adds better support for users and improved address management.
CS-Odessa has updated ConceptDraw MEDICAL v1.7.5, its set of tools for creating medical diagrams, workflows, research layouts, and plans. The $250 cross-platform application (Mac OS X and Windows) now improves medical samples, PDF export, and DXF and EPS capabilities.
MacNN reader Scott Downes writes: \"The Apple Store in Atlanta will be opening 5/11/2002 according to a sign outside the new location at Lenox Square.\" Apple\'s retail store page does not yet have this location listed.
David Pogue of The New York Times writes \"That P in PC Now Stands for Picture,\" where he discusses the photo software options from Microsoft and Apple: \"And in terms of simplicity and artistry, Microsoft still can\'t match Apple: the XP slide show lacks crossfades or music, you cannot export a slide show as a stand-alone file for distribution, as iPhoto can, and posting your pictures on the Web involves a typically Microsoftian snarl of dialogue boxes (11 of them).\" [free registration required]
Sapphire Innovations has released Sapphire Pack Volume 1 for Illustrator, which contains 11 plugins, including opacity effects, blends, envelope, repeat effects and more. The £40 package has been updated for OS X.
VVI has released Peer Visual 2.1, which adds dynamic PDF (Portable Document Format) report generation and other improvements to its utility for generating dynamic reports, charts, diagrams and other visuals for print and web distribution.
John Scalo\'s Key Xing 2.0 is a $7 shareware utility for Mac OS X which allows you to launch files, programs, folders, URLs, and AppleScripts from the keyboard. Version 2.0 is rewritten as a system preference pane, adds support for URL launching, has more rebost file tracking, and other enhancements.
Mediafour has released XPlay Preview 5, which offers the ability to rebuild the iPod song database on demand and eliminates many stability problems to the utility. The Windows utiltiy provides read and write access to your iPod hard drive for documents and data files, as well as the ability to organize music either from the Explorer-based XPlay interface, or from Windows Media Player.
OpenOSX is shipping its $30 XFree 1.1 CD, which will install \"XFree 4.2.0 and Xdarwin 1.1 configured with the OroborOSX window manager in less then 5 minutes by simply double-clicking the OpenOSX package icon.\" XFree is a native implementation of the X-Window library that is the \"UNIX\" standard for graphical user interfaces; it offers access to many open-source and commercial Applications that utilize X-Windows.
ProVUE today released the iPod Organizer, a new software package that allows the iPod to be used as a data organizer in addition to its normal role as a music player: \"users can store and access phone numbers, email addresses, flight numbers, appointment times and more on their iPods. Data can be entered and edited in the Panorama iPod Organizer itself or can be imported from other database or contact manager software. ...[It] requires no special software on the iPod. To transfer data to the iPod the package exports the data as tiny MP3 files compatible with iTunes.\" The software is $20.
SilverCreator DR5 is the first public release of a new game creation system from SilverNetworks. It features 1000 cards, a robust sprite system with 256-color masks, a non-resource fork based file format, scripting based on \"events\", and OSX compatibility. This developer\'s release supports game compiling with separate runtime packages. It is free, while the upcoming SilverCreator Plus will offer more features for $15. [Classic, Carbon]
Now AAPL Stock: 93.99 ( + 0.29 )
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