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 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.
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.
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 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]
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.
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 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 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.)
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 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.
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 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.
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]
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 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.
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.
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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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
MIT demoes 'Eyeriss' AI chip for mobile
At the International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco this week, MIT researchers presented a new chip designed specifically to implement neural networks. The researchers claim that "Eyeriss" is 10 times as efficient as a mobile GPU, so it could enable mobile devices to run artificial-intelligence algorithms such as Siri or Cortana, rather than uploading all data to a remote server for processing. http://bit.ly/1TISJBe
Pocket for iOS adds readability settings
Offline reader iOS app Pocket has updated, with reader-friendly changes. With the new revision, premium subscribers can adjust character spacing, and choose from eight new fonts including one that makes it easier for sufferers of dyslexia to read saved content. The app itself is free, with a premium subscription available for $5 a month, or $45 a year. http://apple.co/1KuILBl