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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Apple brings iTunes Movie Trailers app to Canada
After five years, Apple has expanded its iTunes Movie Trailers app for iOS to Canada. As of Saturday, the free app allows movie buffs to see HD movie trailers for new studio and independent features, and explore some other movie-related extras such as photos, behind-the-scenes footage, or clips from upcoming films. Users can save trailers for quick access, read reviews from RottenTomatoes.com within the app, use AirPlay to send them to an Apple TV, share trailers, and peruse the top movie charts. http://apple.co/1UUKtwr
Apple expands CloudKit API, provides web interface
On Friday, Apple notified developers that it was expanding a feature of CloudKit to allow for server-to-server web service requests. "In addition to providing a web interface for users to access the same data as your app, you can now easily read and write to the CloudKit public database from a server-side process or script with a server-to-server key," Apple said in its announcement. Previously, interaction with the CloudKit public database was limited to apps and web only. http://apple.co/20h1RwP
Remote S for Tesla Apple Watch app drives car out
Developer Allen Wong has created the Remote S for Tesla app, which can be used to remotely activate the Model S electric car via an Apple Watch, and drive it a short distance. Aside from providing data about the car and some basic function controls, the unofficial app uses the manufacturer's Summon command to allow the car to turn on, exit the garage, and park near to the user's location. The app is available to purchase from the App Store for $10. http://apple.co/1PprF4t
Seagate 3TB unreliability suit expands
The Seagate 3TB class-action hard drive lawsuit has been expanded to more devices. The expanded suit, filed today, now includes Seagate's Barracuda 3TB Hard Disk Drive, Desktop HDD 3TB, Backup Plus 3TB External Hard Disk Drive, GoFlex 3TB External Hard Disk Drive, or any other Seagate hard drive with model number ST3000DM001. The law firm, Hagens Berman, is seeking information from consumers such as time in service, purchase price, and the nature of any drive received in return from Seagate as a replacement for a failed unit. http://bit.ly/1Pc34Cq
BlackBerry Canada, Florida hit with layoffs
The BlackBerry campus has reportedly been wracked with layoffs. Sources familiar with the company's Waterloo office staffing claim that close to 35 percent of the local workforce has been laid off, with the deepest cuts being made in the BlackBerry 10 OS and hardware teams. Additionally, the state of Florida has been officially notified that the company's Sunrise facility will see 75 people fired. Enthusiast site Mobilesyrup puts the layoffs at around 1000 total. http://bit.ly/1Pc1Rep
Instagram tests multiple account support for iOS
Instagram is trialling support for multiple accounts in its iPhone app with a small number of users. The Facebook-owned photo sharing service confirmed the reports of the tests to TechCrunch, which will allow a single user to manage more than a single account within the app, transferring between two or three accounts with a few taps. It is unclear when the feature will roll out to the public, but it has previously tested it with the Android version of the app since November. http://tcrn.ch/1SPKEKh
Foxconn CEO declares Sharp deal near done
The Foxconn bid for Sharp is allegedly only waiting on specific details of the deal. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou has declared that his company has privileged negotiation rights for the Apple iPhone screen supplier, saying that "we have a consensus, the rest is a process ... I don't see a problem completing this process." Gou hopes the deal, worth up to $5.6 billion, will be formalized by the end of February. http://reut.rs/1SPEQjN