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Apple: iMac price hike; 10GB iPod; 23\" disp.
Apple made several important product announcements this evening at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center in Japan. Apple CEO Steve Jobs kicked-off the show by announcing that the company has shipped 125,000 new flat-panel iMac computers since the machine's debut in January. Jobs notes that current shipment rates are in excess of 5,000 per day -- higher than many analysts have suggested. Jobs also regretfully announced a $100 price increase for all three iMac models citing "rapidly increasing component costs."
Steve Jobs to deliver MWT keynote at 7:30 EST
Steve Jobs is scheduled to take the stage at the Big Sight auditorium in Tokyo to deliver the Macworld Tokyo 2002 keynote beginning at 7:30 PM EST. Apple will not be making available a live QuickTime stream of the keynote, although it is likely that a stream-on-demand page will be made available later this week. Join our IRC Chat server for live discussion.
Team MacNN \'crunches\' past competition
Team MacNN proudly announces that in just ten short days, it has moved from second to first place with 975,773 data units and 183 members in the Ubero computing project. Ubero is a general-purpose client that pursues any distributed computing project that it is hired for.
LittleSecrets provides 448 bit encryption
LittleSecrets v1.0 is a program for Mac OS X which 'stores secrets'. Notes, passwords, data, serial numbers and URLs can be protected by the "Blowfish" algorithm (448 bit key length).
PrefsOverload 4.1.1 fixes bugs
PrefsOverload v4.1.1 is a full-featured tool for managing the Preferences Folder in Mac OS 9 and is now fully Mac OS X compliant. The update to the $15 software fixes various bugs and the Mac OS X version has been compiled with the latest version of REALbasic, version 4.0.2 (instead of 4.0.1).
Forbes: Apple\'s acquisition of Nothing Real
An article appearing on Forbes today evaluates the future "digital film" market, and how Apple's recent acquisition of Nothing Real affects the company and gives it strong positioning in a growing sector.
IntelliMerge: email merge utility updated
IntelliMerge 2.1, Intelli Innovations' dynamic email merge software for the Mac, has been updated to offer a Recipient Manager, styled text management under Mac OS X, and several other benefits. [Classic, Carbon]
Better Finder Rename: Finder contextual menus
A Better Finder Rename 4.5b1, PUBLICSPACE.NET's file renaming utility, has been updated to offer contextual menu integration into the OS X Finder, as well as other updates.
LittleSecrets: Encrypted Notepad
LittleSecrets, a Mac OS X notepad utility that encrypts its data using the Blowfish algorithm, has been released.
ImageEvents 1.4 offers drag-and-drop, updates
Peer Visual 2.2 diagramming software for OS X
Peer Visual 2.2, a new Mac OS X-compatible version of VVI's dynamic diagramming software, has been released offering new "3D orthographic projection effects." VVI also introduced the Vvidget product name to replace the OpenGraph and GraphBuilder product names to reflect their increased functionality beyond graph-oriented layout.
Palm Pays Back: New Referral Program
Palm has announced a new referral program called Palm Pays Back, an effort that rewards Palm customers who recommend Palm m130 and m515 color handhelds and Palm i705 wireless handhelds to friends, family, and colleagues; when the referred friend purchases Palm merchandise, the referrer receives "Palm bucks" that can be exchanged for other products. More details are available on Palm's website.
Terra Soft ships 2U Dual G4 with Linux, OS X
Terra Soft has announced that the GVS 9000 Rack System, a 2U Dual 1 GHz G4 cluster node/server/workstation with Yellow Dog Linux 2.2 and Mac OS X preinstalled, is now shipping. The GVS 9000 leverages Apple technology to offer similarly high performance in an enclosure more suited to modern server solutions.
Redesigned iTunes Watcher Released
iTunes Watcher 1.2, a small application that displays the currently playing song from iTunes, has been redesigned to display information in a floating panel with an optional progress bar.
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