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TrueSAN Networks, developer of storage infrastructure software, announced today that it will be exhibiting at the Storewidth conference in Laguna Niguel, CA. The four-day conference, hosted by George Gilder, brings together industry leaders to discuss the impact that the influx of digital information and increasing Internet traffic have on the Storewidth industry. The event begins March 24, 2002 and is held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
Gene Anaya writes: \"I received e-mail confirmation that my new 10GB iPod (with no engraving) shipped today.\" This is the second confirmed 10GB iPod shipment today. Other MacNN readers note that 10GB iPods are already available at Apple retail locations.
The ATI Radeon 8500 Mac Edition officially begun shipping this week, according to Inside Mac Games. The Radeon 8500 retail for Mac features a core clock speed of 250 MHz and a memory clock speed of 275 MHz; also included is 64MB of on-board DDR memory.
Apple today announced that it will attend the National School Boards Associationís Annual Conference -- a meeting of top educators and company executives. The conference offers the latest in education technology; Apple is expected to demonstrate Mac OS X, Remote Desktop and AirPort technology. The three-day conference is scheduled for April 6-9, 2002 in New Orleans, LA; Apple will offer demos at booth 2013. Update: Apple is also scheduled to attend NAB2002, an annual gathering of media technology leaders. The company will hold booth L14400 during the April 8-11, 2002 exhibit.
IOXperts has released a public beta of USB Still Camera Driver -- a free Mac OS X driver that supports over sixty different low-end USB digital cameras. Using USB Still Camera Driver v1.0b6, users can import pictures from the supported cameras directly into iPhoto or the Image Capture application.
eLister v1.3, an auction listing utility for use with eBay -- an online auction service -- is now available for download. Version 1.3 includes eight new templates, fixes a cosmetic problem that caused the store category menu to be drawn randomly and fixes Instant Palm Desktop extension conflicts. A full feature list is available on the developer\'s Web site. An eLister single-user license is priced at $40 and is available for both Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X. [Classic, Carbon]
Harpoon3 v3.4.4 is a maintenance update to the $40 Mac OS X game from SpearSoft. This release fixes a bug that affected scenario and saved games that crossed the International Date Line. Added are three new options that relate to Point Defense Messages: ShowPointDefense.opt prints out basic information; ExtraShortPointDefense.opt provides extra information like \"Zap!\" and \"Buzz!;\" ExtraVerbosePointDefense.opt offers extensive info.
To The Point Software today announced The Fontz v3.4 for Mac OS 9/X. The Fontz now sports a revamped interface, the ability to run a slideshow, usability enhancements and smoother scrolling. The Fontz is a versatile font utility that allows the user to browse existing fonts, see what they look like at different sizes, and categorize them in a WYSIWYG format. [Classic, Carbon]
An Apple representative informed MacNN Reader Ben Everson that his 10GB iPod -- introduced only one day ago -- is ready for shipment. Everson called to upgrade his shipping option for faster delivery, but the woman he spoke to informed him that the unit was already being processed. \"I was pleasantly surprised by this, and by the sound of her voice she was also surprised that it had already shipped.\" No email notification has been received yet; no laser-engraving was selected.
Marathon Computer today introduced a new rackmount option, Verizontal VH Bars, which allows the installation of any Mac tower case in a standard 19\" equipment rack, retaining the tower\'s vertical orientation. Two G3 or G4 tower cases can fit side-by-side in just 11 rack units of vertical space. The $32 (per pair) accessory can be used to retrofit existing G*Rack installations or can be used to mount any standard rack device vertically. Special bundle pricing is available with horizontal G*Rack mounting kits.
Zonic has released SwapTop 1.5, an update to its $15 shareware Desktop Picture management utility, which allows Mac users to set up a schedule to automatically select a random desktop picture, to download new pictures from the Webshots network each day, and to search online for new images. Version 1.5 adds support for multiple monitors on OS X, supports HFS+ long file names on Mac OS 9 or X, and can now Import any image format supported by QuickTime.
Apple is having problems building Power Macs with GeForce4 Titanium cards, according to a note sent to a MacNN reader about his recent order, noting that the nVidia card is still delayed. The Apple Store is offering users the option to receive a Power Mac G4 with a GeForce4 MX graphics card now and receive a nVidia GeForce4 Titanium when it becomes available at a later date (allowing users to keep the GeForce4 MX at no extra cost).
ThemePark 1.0b2 is an application for creating themes (aka \"skins\") on OS X, offering the ability to edit several resource types, including clr#, clut, ppat, and pxm#. Version 1.0b2 adds the ability to resize theme elements, improves the user interface, and supports many more image formats. The beta of the $15 shareware expires April 15th.
MacNN reader Steve Wolf notes that Apple\'s Discussion support site has been down since March 18th due to server maintenance, according to a message posted at the Website: \"...This past weekend we upraded the server softare that runs Apple Discussions. Doing so will enable to us to improve Apple Discussions even more...There may be some slight interruptions as we finish the move to the new server software.\" Apple has not provided an update the server status nor an expected time for the site\'s return. [MacNN\'s discussions forum is another place for users to search and ask for support]
The 2D animation software Anim 2000 is now available on SourceForge. The professional pre-production stages application includes functions for story-boarding, layout & posing, according to MacNN reader Fabrice Gaillard: \"The project as been abandoned, the developer team as gone to over projects, and the code is left without any support of any kind. It is now left to the open source community, to give it a second life.\"
RedLightRunner.com has added 30 new \"rare\" items to its collection of Apple-branded items, including late \'80\'s Beach Towel, vintage Apple jackets, and vintage Apple pens.
iMsafe 1.6 adds synchronization features to the $13 backup utility for OS X. Other features of the Cocoa application include incremental backups, scheduling options, automatic connection to a remote server, and preservation of file modification dates and permissions.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs again took home $1 in salary last year, and was also granted 7.5 million stock options last October, according to documents filed Thursday with the SEC. His options carry an exercise price of $18.30 with 25 percent of the options immediately exercisable and the remainder to be vested over the next three years, according to c|net.
Now AAPL Stock: 94.23 ( -0.04 )
Vevo music video app launched for Apple TV
Vevo today announced its new native tvOS app for the fourth generation Apple TV. The new app allows users Siri Remote navigation for discovery of top videos by genre, or to search for individual artists and videos. Playlists generated on another device sync between all the iterations of the app. http://apple.co/1PFhxEU
HydraDock team unveils USB 3.1 Type C Roadie
KickShark, the team that brought the HydraDock desktop USB-C dock to market, has launched a Kickstarter project for The Roadie -- a USB 3.1 Type C standard-compliant pocket hub for the 12 inch Apple MacBook and other compatible devices. The Roadie occupies the same footprint on a desk as a credit card, with a short USB-C male cable on one end for connecting to a 12 inch MacBook, and a female USB-C port on the other end for plugging in a MacBook power adapter. One side has an RJ45 jack for gigabit Ethernet, and an HDCP-compliant HDMI jack that handles up to 4K displays. KickShark promises shipment of all products within four weeks of campaign completion. The "early bird" offer for the hub is a $69 commitment, with a $79 commitment for a Roadie after 500 backers have pledged. http://kck.st/1o6knw5
HBO Now has 800,000 subscribers
The CEO of HBO, Richard Plepler has confirmed that the online streaming HBO service, HBO Now, has 800,000 subscribers. When criticized for the seemingly low number, Plepler noted that the still nascent service was bound to Apple exclusivity during the fifth season of Game of Thrones. Plepler declared during the Time Warner quarterly earnings conference call marketing for the online-only offering would be enhanced in 2016. While HBO Now's critics are slamming the low numbers, the service must also compete against itself on cable, in addition to Netflix and other streaming services. http://on.recode.net/1QWoLHe
Unsafe IoT called threat to humanity
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told two different Senate committees yesterday that the Internet of Things posed a clear and present danger, and could be weaponized by governments. Before the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Clapper declared that insecure IoT "will bring new security vulnerabilities" and "will connect tens of billions of new physical devices that could be exploited" by those wishing to perpetrate violence or eavesdrop on the populace of the world. http://bit.ly/23Xvcky
Apple public betas for iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4
Following Monday's release of betas for the iOS and OS X, Apple has unveiled public betas for both operating systems. The iOS 9.3 beta includes all of the previously reported enhancements for education customers, along with Wi-Fi calling for Verizon iPhone owners, and a carrier update for T-Mobile users. The OS X 10.11.4 third beta includes enhancements to Twitter URL opening, Live Photo viewing and sharing, and Evernote note importation into Notes.
Google given NHTSA SDS waivers
In contrast to the California Department of Motor Vehicle's approach, the US National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) has confirmed that it is declaring the software in autonomous cars is the legal driver of a so-equipped vehicle. In a letter to Google, the NHTSA says that it "will interpret 'driver' in the context of Google's described motor vehicle design as referring to the SDS [self-driving system], and not to any of the vehicle occupants." Other matters, such as legally-required rear-view mirrors for occupied vehicles has yet to be determined. However, regulations specifying the "driver" need no longer be interpreted as meaning a person behind the wheel, as the agency writes that self-driving cars "will not have a 'driver' in the traditional sense that vehicles have had drivers during the last more than one hundred years" http://1.usa.gov/1QrAGtR
Dropshare 4 for Mac now available
Dropshare 4 for Mac has shipped, introducing support for uploading files and screenshots to Amazon S3 API-compliant services, like DreamObjects and OpenStack. The update also introduces a new popup design, an in-app editor for custom landing pages, an improved upload history window, and security improvements when using SSH connections. The paid upgrade costs $25, though it is free for customers who bought the previous version this year and half-price for those who acquired version 3 of the app last year. http://bit.ly/1XixV3q