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Haxial TextEdit v1.0 is a simple and free text editor that edits plain text Files in Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X. Included are basic Find & Replace features as well as the ability to alter the application\'s color scheme and style.
Today is the final day to register for a free Exhibits-Only pass to IDG\'s Macworld Expo New York 2002 in New York City. Priority code \"E-NY02A\" enables Mac enthusiasts to receive basic access to the expo and a six-month subscription to Macworld magazine.
osx.macnn.com has notes on IGG Software\'s AtWork 2.4, Password Retriever 3.5.2 and other Mac OS X software updates.
c|net offers insight into the cross-examination of Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates during this morning\'s court hearing in the ongoing Microsoft antitrust case. Gates admitted that some of the proposed restrictions on the software giant would have prevented Microsoft from threatening to cease development of Mac Office if Apple Computer had not installed Internet Explorer on new computers.
"University professor" and creationism proponent Dr. Richard Paley recently declared Apple Computer a solicitor of \"Godless Darwinism and Communism.\" Paley likens open source projects such as Apple\'s Darwin to communism and says that the majority Computer Programmers are \"Atheists and Pagans.\" Dr. Paley further denounces Apple as anti-Christian in its use of the \"perverse\" \'Think Different\' advertising campaign that purportedly incites wavering from the \"Christian upbringing\" through mind control. Paley also criticizes PBS and Pokťmon, and calls for the reclamation of Halloween by the Christian community.
IGG Software has released AtWork v2.4, a Cocoa-based billing and invoicing application tailored exclusively for Mac OS X. New features include project statistics for contractors, a project database manager, interface improvements and general code maintenance. Pricing ranges from $9 to $18. [Site not updated]
Password Retriever 3.5.2 is a 448-bit password storage utility that allows multiple passwords to be stored in one, simple application. The update fixes a few bugs, and adds a random password generator as well as better user preferences; price is $12. [Classic, Carbon]
Bleu Rose is offering free licenses to users of their software -- Black & Bleu -- that can find any error codes not included in the software. Version 5.1 includes almost 6000 error codes with detailed explinations for almost all Apple applications.
K-Lendar v2.0 is an update to the $15 desktop calendar that is compatible with Apple\'s iPod. It allows meetings to be sorted by time, comments, or descriptions. Enhancements include better compatibility with all iPods, bug fixes and other user improvements.
Apple has announced The Macintosh Business Expo, which is scheduled for Thursday, May 2nd at the Oregon Convention Center. The expo will feature John Brandon, Apple\'s Vice President of the Americas and Asia Pacific, as keynote speaker, as well as product demonstrations and prizes.
MegaSeg 2.1 is a MP3 mixer and cataloger that uses choosen tracks on hard drives and cross-fades between them for unique DJ-ing effects. The software features multiple outputs, and now includes Mac OS X support, a revised manual, improved keyboard shortcuts, and bug fixes.
HP yesterday introduced three new business inkjet printers: The HP Business Inkjet 2230, 2280 and 2280tn printers offer the high-print quality, high-volume capacity (up to 10,000 pages per month) and robust networking functions via an optional EIO printer server. The updated printer line offers a faster processor, double the memory and a new normal speed-optimized print mode. Features include 7.5 ppm color/11 ppm monochrome printing, 1200 x 600 dpi resolution, four-color output, and networking functions for workgroup connectivity. The HP 2230 ($400) is the base model; the HP 2280 ($600) includes an additional Nansa card with PCL5/PL3 emulation functions, and the 2280tn ($1000) has a Nansa card, an EIO print server and second tray. (These require the EIO internal print server for Mac compatibility.)
Mark Etherington notes that the AppleWorks OS X 6.2.4 updater and the AppleWorks 6.2.3 for Mac OS 9 for international English systems is now available online. (We noted the English updater release earlier this month.)
Qdea today released Synchronize! X Plus 1.0b1, a free beta of its $30 personal file synchronization and backup utility. It offers support for 255-character Unicode file names and OS X file permissions, maximum-speed file transfers using pre-emptive multitasking to full advantage, and automatic unattended operation (with passwords automatically supplied for connections to network servers).
HotApp 1.3, a keyboard-based system utility for OS X, now includes an installer/de-installer, support for AppleScript, WebDAV support, an application filter when switching applications, volume control, drag & drop support, improved printing supported, and new Spanish- and German- localizations.
Sony\'s Vaio desktop edges out the iMac in Popular Science\'s latest head-to-head computer shootout: \"Both systems deliver on the digital hub claim. If price were no object, which would I rather have in my home? The Sony, because it\'s a better-rounded system for the digital content that matters to me.\"
Sig Software\'s $20 shareware Drop Drawers 1.5.9 is an update to the \"revolutionary user-interface enhancement\" which provides floating drawers on the sides of monitors to store text, URLs, aliases, scripts, pictures, sounds, movies and anything else. It adds the ability to have drawers with no tabs, rearranged drawer menus and many other minor fixes and improvements. [Classic, OSX]
DockFun! 2.6.1 adds a new Dock inspector module to view the properties of the current dock, an Undo command, the ability to launch applications on another dock (without starting it up), and other enhancements. The utility offers the ability to run up to ten Dock configurations.
iListen 1.2.1 brings improved stability to MacSpeech\'s $100 flagship speech recognition software. It can now correctly import AppleScripts as well as newly created commands and commands.
Adobe has announced a new wireless authoring module for GoLive 6.0 that enables designers and developers to create and adapt visually engaging Web content for Nokia mobile phones. Developers can create services that can now include audio, images, and video with text. (The press release notes it will be available at Nokia\'s Developer Website.)
Page Sender 1.0 from Smile Software sends anything you can print under Mac OS X as an E-mail or eFax. It offers an E-mail (or eFax) envelope when you print to send documents as a Portable Document File (PDF). It is $20.
Paradigma Software\'s Valentina 1.9 adds support for databases larger than 2GB, compact/defragment commands, base object encryption, a new C/Pascal Library, and a COM object for access from more development environments. Versions are available for Microsoft Visual C++, Metrowerks CodeWarrior, Java, COM compatible products (Visual Basic, Delphi, PowerBuilder), REAL Software\'s REALbasic, Macromedia Director, Purity Software\'s WebSiphon and all XCMD compatible products.
Black Cat Systems has released Audio Toolbox 1.0.0, a $20 shareware audio function generator that can produce sine, square, triangle, and sawtooth waveforms of any frequency up to 22 kHz, as well as generate noise. It offers full control over the frequency, type and volume of each sound produced.
The Omni Group is expected to unveil a major product upgrade this week as the company reorganizes its online store and product offerings. The Omni Group is a leading developer of Mac OS X-native applications written in the Objective-C development language. The company\'s offerings include OmniWeb, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner and OmniDiskSweeper -- an array of products widely adopted by Mac OS X power users.
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Swift benchmarking suite goes open-source
Following the release of new betas for all its platforms, Apple on Monday also made a suite of 75 tools for benchmarking Swift-developed coding projects, including libraries for benchmarking functions, a utility for comparing the resulting metrics, and a driver for running them. The company says it is asking the community for help in developing additional benchmarks, as well as further "helper" libraries and overall code review for better stability and performance. Apple plans to include benchmark pull requests in Swift's new continuous integration system as well. http://bit.ly/1W8u0EU
Instagram now supporting multiple accounts
As reported earlier, Instagram is now rolling out support for multiple accounts (up to five) in version 7.1.5 of its iOS app. The feature has been one of the main attractions of third-party Instagram clients, but it is unclear if users must seek out an "add account" preference in the app; additionally, some users are reporting that the ability to add accounts has not yet been added. The company says notifications "depend on when you last logged in, and the number of devices that are logged into that account," suggesting not all notifications across accounts will appear when logged into a given one. http://bit.ly/1moh95p
Pictures of Galaxy S7, Edge leaked
New images have been leaked of Samsung's new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The images of the Galaxy S7 are very similar to a draft leaked earlier this year, with a curved back reminiscent of the iPhone 3G with the normal Samsung camera hump in the upper center of the phone. The picture of the Galaxy S7 Edge as leaked is running a benchmark application showing modest improvements over the S6 line, if accurate. Both models are expected to be formally announced in a February 21 press event hosted by Samsung. http://bit.ly/20Gf07X
Bambooti wooden skins for MacBooks
Bambooti has introduced premium wooden skins for Apple laptops that allow users to customize any design or logo directly on the case. Each Bambooti skin is handcrafted from sustainably managed forests, and are hand sanded and spray-finished to create an ultra smooth exterior. Bambooti's wooden skins start at $65 on the fully-funded Kickstarter which includes a custom design or logo of the user's choice that will be engraved on the product. http://kck.st/1PhE6Sb
Apple Music in Taiwan, now up to 113 countries
Apple Music has now added its 113th country, Taiwan, to its expanding list of areas where it offers its paid subscription service. The price in the country will start at NT$150 (about $4.50 US) for an individual subscription, and that now includes (as it does in the rest of the world) the formerly free-but-ad-supported iTunes Radio feature, which as in other countries will be customized somewhat to offer channels of locally-popular music styles. Apple Music is now available in 16 countries and regions -- including China, India, Russia, and Japan -- where Spotify has not yet arrived.
Invisible wall mount for iPad Pro, mini
Computing hardware mounting company Wall-Smart has announced the availability the new "invisible" wall mount, with models for the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 -- all with no bezel. The invisible mount includes ¬≠Power Over Ethernet to USB, which allows charging while in-wall, and is available for both drywall and solid surfaces such as solid wood panels or partition walls. Prices vary widely by iPad model, and required mounting hardware. http://bit.ly/1SE5jCO
Kingston buys IronKey secure USB tech
Kingston Digital today announced it has acquired the USB technology and assets of IronKey from Imation. In addition to Kingston's acquisition, encryption services leader DataLocker has purchased the IronKey Enterprise Management Services platform which provides centralized management to encrypted USB drives. Kingston and DataLocker claim that there will be no interruption in service provided, or available products as a result of the consolidations. http://bit.ly/1QQk9SZ