Greg Novick writes: \"There\'s a full page ad in the Business section of the New York Times today that I believe is an ad of Jay Chiat, of Chiat/Day, who passed away earlier this week.\" Jay Chiat\'s advertising agency created Apple\'s famous \"1984\" commercial, Mr. Chiat died Tuesday at age 70.
Adobe and Apple today announced \"Driven by Design,\" a free seminar cosponsored by the two technology leaders that aims to move Mac users to Mac OS X. With the release of Adobe Illustrator 10.0, and more recently Photoshop 7.0, both companies continue to promote Mac OS X as the premier platform for graphic design. The seminar promises to give attendees and \"industry edge\" and added skills in an increasingly specialized marketplace.
Dejal Systems today announced the availability of QuickEncrypt v3.2, the developer\'s flexible security tool for the Mac OS. This maintenance release contains a number of performance improvements to the $25 utility.
QiPo v1.5.7 is a Mac OS 9/X utility that generates previews from QuickTime movies by processing a QuickTime file and generating an image containing sequential frames of the movie. Version 1.5.7 has the ability to manage \'Get Info\' comments, an updated help file, \"remembered\" window positions and some minor cosmetic changes. [Classic, Carbon]
icWord version 2.1 extends the power and functionality of the Word/AppleWorks file reader with the addition of RTF file compatibility and support for graphics, tables, footnotes, colors, and page attributes. This update brings Mac OS X compatibility and is free to all license holders of the $20 application. [Trial - 2.5MB]
MacPro will open a retail store in the West End of Richmond, Virginia in mid-May 2002, according to a recent announcement by the company. The venture -- launched by a group formerly involved with Capitol Mac -- aims to provide Macintosh services and solutions in an \"exciting and friendly atmosphere\" and will be located in the Fountain Square Shopping Center.
Apple is planning to open its first retail outlet in Michigan at Twelve Oaks Mall (Novi, MI), according to the Detroit News, which reports the store may open as early as this summer: \"The store will be on the upper level near the Sears wing at the center...Construction has not yet begun, but a spokesperson for Taubman Centers, owner of the mall, said it could take up to 90 days to open the store.\" Also, a MacNN reader has noted that Apple is looking for Apple Genius\'s at a yet-to-be-announced store in Townson, Maryland. [updated]
DealNN notes Adaptect\'s trade up deal, where owners of PowerDomain 29160, 29160N and 39160 cards can recieve money back for purchasing Mac OS X compatible cards. Also, FirewireDirect has announced savings on numerous products, including Turbo External 40x CD-RW and the 4-bay 360GB FX Combo RAID with 40x CD-RW.
An auction for an original Apple I computer, with monochrom screen and cassette player, brought in $14,000 in bids. \"That\'s a far cry from recent years when similar machines sold for as much as $50,000,\" notes c|net.
A MacNN reader has noted that Microsoft has discontinued MS Project 4 for the Mac by pulling it off their price lists (in April) without public notification. \"This could easily be perceived as anti-competitive behavior, intended to maintain a Windows OS lock on corporate computers; although the actual circumstances are probably much more innocent, the effect is actual.\" Further information from Microsoft is not available at this time.
Apple CFO Fred D. Anderson has filed to sell 100,000 shares of the company\'s common stock, according to a Form 144 released Thursday by the SEC: \"Anderson listed April 23 as the approximate sale date for the shares, which he valued at $2.5 million.\"
Apple\'s Cinema Tools for Final Cut Pro is among the winners of The 2002 Vidy Awards, which \"are presented in recognition of outstanding achievement in the advancement of the art and science of video technology.\" The winners are selected at NAB by editors from the Videography Division of United Entertainment Media (including Videography, DigitalTV, Government Video and Digital Cinema magazines, as well as the Creative Planet Communities network of Web sites).
Research Systems has posted a statement (as well as a FAQ) on the development of an OS X version of IDL, which it announced last fall: \"...we have had a largely complete port of IDL for this platform since late last year. It is fully integrated into the IDL source code, and has been building and passing regression tests successfully as part of our nightly builds for months. However, our progress towards a releasable product has been stalled by slow progress in resolving some stability issues involving the underlying X11/Motif user interface components. \"
Digital Voodoo has reduced the price on its Iridium AV by 20% to $2000. The PCI card is an output-only 10-bit uncompressed QuickTime card for paint, compositing and video/audio output applications such as Adobe After Effects or PhotoShop, Discreet\'s Combustion, Toolfarm\'s ColorTheory DV or Boris FX. It is compatible with all standard definition design applications and supports 4:2:2:4 or 4:4:4:4 dual link video with the ability to manipulate video in YUV colorspace.
Apple UK is offering a free iPod connection Kit with the purchase of 5GB iPod trough June 29th. The iPod Connection ki includes an Auto Charger, Cassette Tape Adapter, Mini Stereo Extension Cable, Mini Stereo to RCA Cable, Mini Stereo Connection Cable, iPod cables and accessories Pouch.
MacZ Software has updated BetterCalc 4.1, its shareware calculator that can solve complex mathematical expressions and handle parenthesis and exponents. Version 4.1 has the ability to include comments in expressions, and a panel which allows for the defining and redefining of numerical or expression variable as well as fixes a few bugs.
dSoft has released an OS X version of AdAgentPlus, an integrated database system for advertising agencies or any business that needs to create, track and manage jobs. It also offers job costing, estimating, tracking and billing as well as a double entry accounting. Single and Cross-Platform multi-user network versions are available starting at $600.
Blue Label PowerEmulator 1.7, an update to the PC emulation environment application, offers support for the latest iMacs, supports a larger number of printers (including USB and network printers), has a new configuration manager for working with multiple PC operating systems, and includes an interface update.
Epson has introduced a new desktop photo printe, the Stylus Photo 2200, which uses seven-color UltraChrome inks. The new generation of pigment ink retains the advantages of high resistance to water and light and delivers a color gamut that is now \"extremely close to the gamut of the popular six-color, dye-based Epson inks with more vibrant and saturated reds, oranges and yellows.\" It offers print speed of four minutes for an 8\" x 10\" photograph on glossy paper, which is three times faster than its predecesso Stylus Photo 2000P. It has a sleek, modern, attractive case design and black and silver case color, offers a resolution of up to 2880 x 1440 dpi using four-picoliter droplets, has a printable area up to 13\" x 44\", a built-in automatic cutter that will easily cut borderless prints, and both USB 2.0 and FireWire ports. It is due in July for $700.
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Fiat Chrysler adding Siri Eyes Free
On Friday, automaker Fiat Chrysler issued a software update for selected 2013-2015 model cars to allow Siri Eyes Free, the precursor to the more fully-featured CarPlay, to be compatible with the vehicles' infotainment systems, including steering wheel control. The 2013 through 2015 model Ram 1500/2500/3500, the 2013-2015 Dodge Viper, the 2014-2015 Dodge Durango, the 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, and the 2015 models of Dodge Challenger and Charger, Jeep Renegade, and Chrysler 200 and 300 can be upgraded through the Unconnect touchscreen, visiting the Uconnect site and entering their 17-digit Vehicle ID, then downloading the update to a USB drive. Installation can take up to 45 minutes, and can only be done while the vehicle is in park. http://bit.ly/23f0sby
Tor Myhren starts as VP of Communications
After an initial announcement in December, Apple on Friday added former Grey Group chief creative officer Tor Myhren to its leadership roster as VP of Marketing Communications, placing the well-known ad exec in charge of Apple's advertising and Internet marketing efforts, as well as having a hand in packaging design. He will report directly to CEO Tim Cook, and is replacing the retired Hiroki Asai, who left Apple after 18 years with the company. Myhren is expected to continue Apple recent push into more "lifestyle" marketing rather than product-centric ads, such as the well-remembered "I'm a Mac" campaign from last decade. http://apple.co/1Wwf0Dd
Marseilles Apple Store to open May 14
Apple has officially announced its newest retail store in France, which is to open in the southern port city of Marseilles in the Les Terrasses du Port shopping center on May 14 at 10AM local time. It will be the 19th full retail store Apple has opened in the country, or 20th if one includes the Apple Watch-only boutique at Galeries Lafayette in Paris. Apple is said to be planning a new showcase Paris store to be located on the Champs-Élysées. http://apple.co/1pP77vO
Maps adds Flyover, Suggestions locations
Apple has updated Maps to include Spotlight Suggestions for Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, allowing users to search both internally and across the web on both Mac and iOS devices for data in Spotlight. In addition, the company has added Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Akron, Ohio to the 3D Flyover feature, offering computer-enhanced aerial views of the two areas -- and has activated real-time traffic information for Thailand, which will augment services like reminders to incorporate estimated travel times for appointments, as an example. The company recently added Nearby searches to five countries, and rolled out transit directions for Montreal in Canada and Portland, Oregon. http://apple.co/1Lh1Zel
Verizon gives last offer, issues workers ultimatum
Verizon has offered striking workers its "last, best and final offer" following 10 months of protracted negotiations with union leaders. The latest offer comes on the back of 36,000 Verizon employees taking strike action two weeks ago. The proposal includes a 7.5 percent wage rise, better benefits and voluntary retirement incentive offers. The striking workers, mainly on from its fixed line operations, have claimed that Verizon has outsourced 5,000 jobs to workers overseas and that it has been deliberately hiring low-wage, non-union contractors. Verizon recently posted revenue of $32.2 billion for the March quarter. http://cnnmon.ie/26AmwSv
CarPlay comes to Porsche 718 Cayman
Porsche has revealed that its new 718 Cayman series will be the latest vehicles in its range equipped with support for Apple CarPlay. The new Porsche models joins the recently announced 718 Boxster, the 2017 Macans and the 2016 model of the 911 in offering support for Apple's iOS in the car interface. Both are fitted standard with an eight speaker sound system and the Porsche Communications Management (PCM) system. The entry-level Cayman starts at $53,9000, while the faster S variant starts from $66,300. Although already on sale, the won't reach US dealers until late November. http://prn.to/1Tj1EW7
Macphun offers free Photos filters
Image editing software maker Macphun are offering a free set of up to 30 photo filter effects to extend the range of filter options available to users of Apple's Photos app for OS X, which replaced the previous iPhoto program. The first 15 filters are available after installing the software, and includes filters such as "Ancient Canvas" and "Twilight," while users who sign up for the Macphun newsletter will unlock the other 15 effects. The extension integrates directly into Photos, and include sliders for finer control of the effects and a masking brush. http://bit.ly/1VEgQD6