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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Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit
Apple supplier Cirrus Logic has introduced a MFi-compliant new development kit for companies interested in using Cirrus' chips to create Lightning-based headphones, which -- regardless of whether rumors about Apple dropping the analog headphone jack in its iPhone this fall -- can offer advantages to music-loving iOS device users. The kit mentions some of the advantages of an all-digital headset or headphone connector, including higher-bitrate support, a more customizable experience, and support for power and data transfer into headphone hardware. Several companies already make Lightning headphones, and Apple has supported the concept since June 2014. http://bit.ly/29giiZj
Apple Store app offers Procreate Pocket
The Apple Store app for iPhone, which periodically rewards users with free app gifts, is now offering the iPhone "Pocket" version of drawing app Procreate for those who have the free Apple Store app until July 28. Users who have redeemed the offer by navigating to the "Stores" tab of the app and swiping past the "iPhone Upgrade Program" banner to the "Procreate" banner have noted that only the limited Pocket (iPhone) version of the app is available free, even if the Apple Store app is installed and the offer redeemed on an iPad. The Pocket version currently sells for $3 on the iOS App Store. [32.4MB]
Porsche adds CarPlay to 2017 Panamera
Porsche has added a fifth model of vehicle to its CarPlay-supported lineup, announcing that the 2017 Panamera -- which will arrive in the US in January -- will include Apple's infotainment technology, and be seen on a giant 12.3-inch touchscreen as part of an all-new Porsche Communication Management system. The luxury sedan starts at $99,900 for the 4S model, and scales up to the Panamera Turbo, which sells for $146,900. Other vehicles that currently support CarPlay include the 2016 911 and the 2017 models of Macan, 718 Boxster, and 718 Cayman. The company did not mention support for Google's corresponding Android Auto in its announcement. http://bit.ly/295ZQ94
Apple employees testing wheelchair features
New features included in the forthcoming watchOS 3 are being tested by Apple retail store employees, including a new activity-tracking feature that has been designed with wheelchair users in mind. The move is slightly unusual in that, while retail employees have previously been used to test pre-release versions of OS X and iOS, this marks the first time they've been included in the otherwise developer-only watchOS betas. The company is said to have gone to great lengths to modify the activity tracker for wheelchair users, including changing the "time to stand" notification to "time to roll" and including two wheelchair-centric workout apps. http://bit.ly/2955JDa
SanDisk reveals two 256GB microSDXC cards
SanDisk has introduced two 256GB microSDXC cards. Arriving in August for $150, the Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition card offers transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s for reading data. The Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card can read at a fast 100MB/s and write at up to 90MB/s, and will be shipping sometime in the fourth quarter for $200. http://bit.ly/294Q1If
Apple's third-quarter results due July 26
Apple has advised it will be issuing its third-quarter results on July 26, with a conference call to answer investor and analyst queries about the earnings set to take place later that day. The stream of the call will go live at 2pm PT (5pm ET) via Apple's investor site, with the results themselves expected to be released roughly 30 minutes before the call commences. Apple's guidance for the quarter put revenue at between $41 billion and $43 billion. http://apple.co/1oi1Pbm
Twitter stickers slowly roll out to users
Twitter has introduced "stickers," allowing users to add extra graphical elements to their photos before uploading them to the micro-blogging service. A library of hundreds of accessories, props, and emoji will be available to use as stickers, which can be resized, rotated, and placed anywhere on the photograph. Images with stickers will also become searchable with viewers able to select a sticker to see how others use the same graphic in their own posts. Twitter advises stickers will be rolling out to users over the next few weeks, and will work on both the mobile apps and through the browser. http://bit.ly/29bbwUE