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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Markzware updates Q2ID for QuarkXPress 12 files
Graphic design file conversion tool maker Markzware has launched a new version of its Q2ID tool. The InDesign plugin enables users to open QuarkXPress files within a new InDesign (INDD) document, without rebuilding the QXP document from scratch -- the new version includes support for QuarkXPress 12 files. Q2ID Subscription members can download the new version as part of their annual plan. A single-user can purchase the plugin for $200, with other licensing options available. http://bit.ly/1Z4dS9t
PopChar X 7.5 arrives
Ergonis Software has released PopChar X 7.5, an improved version of the company's tool for finding and inserting special characters and exploring fonts. PopChar X 7.5 adds support for combined emojis in the Apple Color Emoji font, enhances the "Font Info" view, and adds many further enhancements that improve overall speed and stability. PopChar X 7.5 retails for €30 ($34), and is free for anyone who owns a license for PopChar X 7 or purchased a license for PopChar X 6 on or after March 1, 2014 [4.5MB]
Safari Technology Preview release 5 arrives
Parallels Access 3.1 updated for iPad Pro
Virtualization software Parallels Access 3.1 has been updated with support for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, including Apple Pencil support. The software allows remote access to your PC or Mac from anywhere to control desktop applications from iOS or Android tablets and phones, with native touch gestures, as well as from any computer with an HTML5 web browser. Featuring three resolution choices for your mobile device ("Best for your Device," "More Space," and "Same as Computer") and 3D Touch support for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the update also adds a new Tablet Mode in Windows 10, which makes it easier to interact without a mouse or keyboard. http://bit.ly/1OWZqjg
Hyundai brings CarPlay to more 2016 models
Along with its previously-announced support for adding CarPlay technology to the 2016 Sonata, 2017 Elantra, and 2017 Ioniq, a leaked memo to dealers has revealed that CarPlay-supporting software updates will be available today that bring the infortainment tech to the 2015 and 2016 non-hybrid Sonata models, the 2016 hybrid Sonata, the 2015 and 2016 Genesis Sedan, the 2016 Tucson, the 2017 Santa Fe, and the 2017 Ioniq. Owners can upgrade the system themselves by visiting the Hyundai website, and will need a Mac or PC with either an SD card slot or SD card reader to transfer the update to the vehicle. http://bit.ly/1YZqkqS
Google Paris HQ raided by investigators
Google's Paris headquarters has been raided by dozens of French police. The Tuesday raid was part of an ongoing investigation into possible tax-avoidance practices, stoked by widespread dissatisfaction with the way multinationals like Google are structuring their business operations. Although trading in many countries around the globe, Google reports its international sales only in tax-friendly Ireland, similar to a practice adopted by Apple. According to French law, if it completes any of its sales contracts in France and not Ireland alone, it could be in breach of its laws. Google, for its part, denies any wrongdoing, and said that it is fully compliant with French law. http://reut.rs/1Udk2T9
Apple TV extends universal search to NBC
Apple has extended its universal search function on the Apple TV to now include NBC shows in its results, provided the user has installed the NBC tvOS app. The search results can be generated either through Siri, or through the Search app, and includes support for searches by title, genre, and actor, among other queries. NBC joins CBS, more recently, among other channels including: Disney Channel; Disney Jr; Disney XD; FOXNOW; FXNOW; HBO GO; HBO NOW; Hulu; Nat Geo TV; Netflix; PBS; PBS Kids; SHOWTIME; SHOWTIME Anytime; Starz, and Watch ABC, all of which are supported by universal search. http://apple.co/25lGi5R