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DealNN bargain brief
DealNN has notes on an iListen bargain for eMac owners only; a 'customer appreciation' discount on the Village Tronic MPDD+ video card; and several other product deals including the Piranha FireWire hard disk, the Harman/Kardon Champagne speakers and Adobe Photoshop Elements 1.0.
GLterm 1.2 released: an alternative Terminal
GLterm v1.2 is a replacement for the Terminal application that ships with Mac OS X. Glterm made to be faster and offer more traditional features than the Apple application. Glterm is $10 and supports full ANSI colors, all vt102 protocol, all DEC function keys and a selection of xterm sequences. Version 1.2 has 8-bit 'clean support,' printing, better font preferences, rendering changes and several bug fixes per customer feedback.
Imagexpo delivers enhancements with v3.1.x
Group Logic today announced the release of Imagexpo v3.1.4, its softproofing solution that simplifies and speeds the review and approval process for graphics and printing applications. With Imagexpo, graphics professionals can transmit digital "softproofs" over the Internet to their clients. Reviewers annotate images with comments -- either individually or interactively with colleagues or designers -- and then return the marked up proofs. The latest update includes better support PDF 1.4 and various bug fixes.
Adobe wins $2.8M in Macromedia case
The U.S. District Court of Delaware found Macromedia responsible for willful infringement of Adobe patents, namely those that cover Adobe's configurable 'tabbed' palette design used across the Adobe line of software. "We are very pleased with the verdict," said Bryan Lamkin, senior vice president of Adobe's graphics business unit. Adobe was awarded $2,822,280 in damages and the company anticipates that the court will issue an injunction to stop further Macromedia's infringement.
QPict Media Organizer 5.1 posted
QPict Media Organizer 5.1 is an update to the powerful and simple media 'asset' manager that features the ability to import from iPhoto and keep links to media if the library is moved across file systems. Version 5.1 also sports self-contained index files, a new media navigator, Apple Help in Mac OS X, automatic thumbnail generation and interface and render improvements. [Classic, Carbon]
Tribeworks ships iShell 3 preview
Multimedia software maker Tribeworks today announced the delivery of the first public preview of iShell 3.0 for Tribeworks 'Gold' members. iShell is a $975 rich-media authoring package, ideal for building custom Internet applications, advanced CD-ROM-Internet hybrids and Internet kiosks. Version 3 brings Mac OS X support as its most important enhancement, accompanied by an improved Timeline Editor, further W3C compliance, Unicode support and numerous interface updates.
Seagull Video Player 2.0.2 update released
Trinfinity Software today released Seagull Video Player v2.0.2, a maintenance update to the popular $20 video play list manager. Users of Seagull Video Player can create and manage large video libraries under Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X. This update eliminates a bug that caused Seagull Video Player to quit when the next sequential video on the play list was missing. [Classic, Carbon]
AAPLTalk compares latest Macs to PCs
AAPLTalk has posted posted six new product comparisons, or "shootouts," and four updated items today. The latest comparisons contrast the features and specifications of $2,400, $2,700, $3,000, and $3,300 laptops, including the updated PowerBook G4 line released by Apple earlier this week. The all-new eMac is included in the latest educational shootout, and iMac prices have been updated to reflect recent price increases.
Apple VP Heinen files to sell $3M in shares
Apple Senior Vice President Nancy Heinen has filed to sell 125,000 shares of the company's common stock, according to a Form 144 released Thursday by the SEC. Heinen listed April 30 as the approximate sale date for the shares, which she valued at $3 million, according to Dow Jones. (We noted CFO Fred Anderson's filing to sell 100,000 shares late last month.)
Zenith PCI card for broadcast designers
Digital Voodoo has introduced Zenith, a PCI card designed specifically for broadcast designers and visual effects artists who want capture and playback uncompressed 10-bit SD-SDI, analog composite, component or S-video.
Prosoft Data Rescue 10.0 supports OS X
Prosoft has released Data Rescue 10.0, which brings OS X compatibility to the popular data recovery tool. It is available in four editions--each of which is separately available for Classic (v3.0) and OS X (v10.0): Personal Edition ($90) for individual use; Corporate Edition ($200) for use on all Mac OS machines within the company; Consultant Edition ($250) for consultants; and a free demo. Prosoft is offering discounts from $40 to $120 on Classic/OS X bundles, depending on the edition chosen.
Digital iWorkshops in Atlanta
KAUi Software is offering a series of Digital iWorkshops on Mac-based DV editing and DVD creation with iMovie and iDVD. The first workshop is being held on June 1st in conjunction with the 26th Annual Atlanta Film Festival's Digi-ATL Sidebar. KAUi is offering a special discount price of $200 for Film Festival attendees ($100 off).
AquaGrep 1.0: front-end for Grep search
AquaGrep 1.0 is a $10 shareware utility that provides a front-end to the Unix grep text search utility. A trial version is limited to 10 sessions.
Mr Tides 2.01: current prediction app
August Hahn's Mr. Tides 2.01 is a tide and current prediction program, based (loosely) on the X-Window program "XTide". It can read the harmonics and offsets files used by XTide and uses a map interface to show tide and current stations around the world. [Classic, OSX]
Kona SD driver update adds PAL, NTSC options
Blackmagic Design has released version 1.2.1 of its OS X software for the Kona SD uncompressed 10-bit video card. It includes new installers for running the Kona SD in different television standards used world wide--adding options for default operation in either NTSC or PAL. The Kona SD is available now for $3,300.
4-Sight Fax v4.1.2 supports Mac modem
4-Sight Fax v4.1.2 adds support for the internal Mac modem and Acrobat 5 to the client/server system designed to provide the ability to send and receive faxes from desktop computers connected via a network. It supports multiple fax modems and fax lines. Pricing starts at $350 for a single line and two fax users.
Interaction 4.0: XML-based Web app server
Media Design in*Progress today released Interaction 4.0, an XML/XSL-based Web application server. It adds support for WebStar V on OSX, Mac Web Sharing, Apache and other web servers on UNIX and Windows. A 30-day trial version is available. it is priced at $800.
Leather Lap Protector designed for PowerBook
JR Hill & Co has introduced its Leather Lap Protector, which is "designed to eliminate the uncomfortable heat that is transferred to your legs or lap from the bottom of your iBook or PowerBook. There is an 1/8" piece of Full Grain Coach leather on top and a 3/8" piece of Sole Light rubber on the bottom which are attached with adhesive and a decorative but strong stitch around the edge." The $43 protector weighs just one pound.
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