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Apple Q2 earnings call

04/12, 11:45pm

Apple Q2 earnings call

Apple is scheduled to hold its second quarter earnings conference call, Wednesday, April 17, 2002. JP Morgan recently cut Q2 forecasts for the company citing iMac profitability worries.

Gefen DVI Switchers shipping

04/12, 11:35pm

Gefen DVI Switchers shipping

Gefen announced today that its digital DVI switchers are now available for order. The DVI Switcher enables Mac users to setup a slew of monitor configurations including two or four-monitor with single computer setups, and dual-monitor, dual-computer configurations that offer dual monitor functionality, dual computer functionality, and independent support. Pricing ranges form $500 to $800 for the 2X1 DVI Switcher and the 4X1 DVI Switcher, respectively.

Visual Network Operating System network ann\'

04/12, 11:20pm

Visual Network Operating System network ann\'

Singlestep Technologies today announced the introduction of the VNOS Developer Network, a online gathering for VNOS (Visual Network Operating System) developers. VNOS technology is compatible with Mac OS X; VNOS is priced at $99 per year, per user.

Sibelius Software intros Sibelius 2 demo

04/12, 4:05pm

Sibelius Software intros Sibelius 2 demo

Sibelius Software has released a demonstration version of the Sibelius v2.0 music notation software for Mac OS 9/X. The cut-down edition of the $600 package features a full feature set and demo guide for new users.

ConverTable Units 2.0 released

04/12, 4:00pm

ConverTable Units 2.0 released

Synergy Creations' ConverTable Units v2.0 adds several features to the company's popular $15 unit conversion shareware including main window fraction entry, Mac OS X style options, a total of 270 units and other minor improvements. [Classic, Carbon]

Styles Vol. 1/2 add 2000+ PS 7/6 styles

04/12, 3:35pm

Styles Vol. 1/2 add 2000+ PS 7/6 styles

Sapphire Innovations has released Styles Volumes 1 and 2 for the Macintosh. Styles offers over two-thousand "stunning" styles for Adobe Photoshop 6/7. Included are gradient, bevel, satin, glow, colorized stroke, inner glow and drop shadow effects. Also offered are "instant effects" ideal for Web design and on-screen productions. Pricing is $32 for a single-user licence.

WristSaver 1.0.1: minor update to injury SW

04/12, 3:35pm

WristSaver 1.0.1: minor update to injury SW

WristSaver v1.0.1 is a Mac OS X application that can remind regular computer users to take a break from keyboard/mouse usage to prevent long-term wrist pain, and can temporarily lock-out stubborn users from their computers. This update is primarily a "bug fix release" that focuses on improving user experience with further Dock feedback; other improvements include support for multiple displays.

Buena reduces price on Effect Essentials

04/12, 12:20pm

Buena reduces price on Effect Essentials

Buena Software has reduced the price of its Effect Essentials plug-ins for Adobe After Effects by $100 to $250, and is offering an extra $50 off through the end of the month. The set of 10 AltiVec-enhanced effects plug-ins for Adobe After Effects 5.0 work under Classic and OS X in both 8-bitper channel and 16-bit per channel modes.

Reader cautions against new IBM Tivoli Backup

04/12, 11:55am

Reader cautions against new IBM Tivoli Backup

MacNN reader Ian Crew notes that IBM earlier this week announced version 5.1 of its Tivoli TSM Backup software, which includes a Mac OS X client and released the product today, but notes that product has several flaws--most of which are outlined in IBM's documentation: "but they don't mention just how big an impact those bugs will have on your average end user... here at UC Berkeley, we have posted a webpage telling our customers why they should NOT use this product."

PocketBackup 1.0 offers 3-step backups

04/12, 11:40am

PocketBackup 1.0 offers 3-step backups

PocketBackup 1.0, a $20 backup utility for OS X, offers backup to disk image format, auto mounting of AppleTalk and Network Drives, scheduled backups, logs of previously made backups, and other features.

Extension Overload 5.9.7 provides system info

04/12, 11:40am

Extension Overload 5.9.7 provides system info

Extension Overload 5.9.7 is an extensions, control panels, control strip modules and contextual menus management application that offers detailed information on 5803 different system items and also lets you activate/deactivate them. It adds more than a 100 more component definitions, updated URLs and emails, and fixes a bug in Mac OS 8.6.

Freeware, edu versions of LightWave available

04/12, 9:25am

Freeware, edu versions of LightWave available

NewTek has announced its new LightWave Free Discovery Edition, a free version of LightWave with limited saving and watermarked rendering and is also offering a full-featured educational version of LightWave 3D available to students for $400: "These new options for students will help create a new generation of visual effects artists, filmmakers, illustrators, and animators," said Jim Plant, CEO of NewTek. LightWave [7] Upgrades from previous versions for educational users are available for $200. It is available for Classic and OS X.

Proteron releases MaxMenus 1.1 system util

04/12, 9:15am

Proteron releases MaxMenus 1.1 system util

Proteron has released MaxMenus 1.1, an update to the $30 system utility that adds improved drag-and-drop functionality, including support for dropping into menus invoked with a hot-key, and "grabbing", the ability to start a drag with an item in a menu. It also improves its Dock enhancing features. MaxMenus offers a variety of customizable menus that simplify the launching and managing of applications, documents, volumes, preferences, recent items, photos, music playlists and much more.

DivX Doctor II 2.1 converts .avi movie files

04/12, 9:15am

DivX Doctor II 2.1 converts .avi movie files

DivX Doctor II 2.1 brings Mac OS 8.6 compatibility, Scratch Disk selection, Error Logging, and Preliminary AC3 support to the utility that updates DivX .avi videos to 3ivx QuickTime (.mov) videos for better playback of video and resolution of audio glitches inherent to the AVI format.

Hailstorm fails as companies remain resistant

04/12, 12:35am

Hailstorm fails as companies remain resistant

Microsoft has quietly shelved plans for My Services, a centerpiece product in the .Net Internet software strategy, according to New York Times editor John Markoff. Originally codenamed "Hailstorm" the development project fell apart as "they [Microsoft] ran into the reality that many companies don't want any company between them and their customers."

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