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iTunes Remote 1.5 posted
iTunes Remote v1.5 in a modest revision to the $5 iTunes add-on that lets users of the music software control iTunes from any application via a floating window. This version enhances network-based control by offering Mac OS 9/X cross-compatibility, offers global key commands and a scaleable interface with a new default skin.
WWDC 2002 Photo Gallery I
We've posted a short series of ten photographs from the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference for 2002.
ATI updates firmware, drivers
ATI has posted an updated version of its March 2002 ATI Retail Update for its Rage 128 and Radeon retail video card, bringing better compatibility with Mac OS X 10.1.4. An ATI Radeon 8500 Mac Edition Firmware Update v126 has enhanced resolution/mode support for newer monitors and better supports monitors with DDC and GTF (also eliminating a possible screen flash when the Mac OS desktop comes up). [March driver, v126ROM]
Notes from Jobs\' WWDC Keynote
We have more details from yesterday's WWDC Keynote, which offered a peek at Jaguar with new Inkwell handwriting technology, Jaguar Server, Sherlock 3, new iChat, an improved Finder, the new Quartz Extreme graphics rendering model, new Rendezvous technology, a new version of Mail, and a forthcoming new rack mount server from Apple.
Snard 1.1: dock-, menu-based app launcher
Gideon Softworks has released Snard v1.1, a launcher that can be used as a system menu or from the dock. It can open applications as the administrator, help organize your work cycle through the use of worksets, and give you quick access to all your system preferences. [dock, menu]
InstallAnywhere Mac OS X Edition available
Zero G Software has released InstallAnywhere Mac OS X Edition, which features a customizable workspace derived from Mac OS X's Aqua user interface. The royalty-free developer tool handles most Mac-specific installation details automatically, including the creation of icons in the Dock and onto the desktop, complete support for all Mac OS file systems, and the ability to authenticate users with installation privileges. InstallAnywhere is licensed for $200 per-developer, per-system. (Fully licensed copies were distributed to WWDC attendees.)
OS X: WebObjects 5.1.2, AOL IM client, Sybase
osx.macnn.com has reports on updated Eskape beta drivers, a new MIDI-based audio application, Sybase Open Client/Open Server, Apple WebObjects 5.1.2, OmniOutliner 2.0, an updated build of AOL IM with support for mac.com handles, and OmniWeb 4.1b6.
Tech: 2.53GHz Pentium, Macromedia licensing
Morning tech news: Intel yesterday introduced a Pentium 4 chip running at 2.53GHz with support for PCs with a faster 533MHz system bus and also said it would ship 3GHz chips in the fourth quarter of this year; Macromedia today announced new site licensing options for K-12 schools for its Macromedia Studio MX ($2,000 for K-12 schools with up to 500 students or $3,000 for schools with over 500 students); Handspring today announced the "Trade up to Treo" program allowing owners of any existing Visor, Palm OS or even wireless email-enabled devices, such as a RIM wireless handheld, to receive a rebate for $100 off the purchase of the Treo 180 communicator.
Eskape updates OS X beta drivers
Eskape has released updated OS X beta drivers for its line of video capture devices, Beta-Fish 0.1b, offering MyTV2GO hardware support, SECAM Support, and the ability to record QuickTime-compatiable movies from with-in EskapeTV.
Developer build of OpenOffice posted
Openoffice.org today announced the availability of the first milestone build of the OS X port of the OpenOffice productivity suite. It uses the X11 Windowing System from XFree86.org to run on either OS X or Darwin, and is "available for developers interested in helping finish the port." The OS X build is currently available as an alpha release in English.
Sybase releases Open Client, Open Server
Sybase has released its Open Client and Open Server for OS X, its programming tool kits for developers that bring Sybase's enterprise-class database management technology to the Mac.
Apple releases WebObjects 5.1.2 patch
Apple's WebObjects 5.1.2 update includes updated versions of several WebObjects class and jar files: "some projects may need to be rebuilt to take advantage of the issues addressed in the update...To use the new files, you must install them in the correct location for the web server being used." [Deployment, Developer]
Intuem: new MIDI-based music application
Companion today released Intuem, a $130 MIDI based music authoring application for OS X that us "designed specifically for education and home use to provide professional quality results without needing the users themselves to understand professional audio engineering concepts or be fully trained musicians. " It leverages the built-in MIDI capabilities of OS X, can work with any MIDI keyboard or sound module as well as QuickTime Musical Instruments plus DLS and SoundFont2 files to provide a rich environment for music production.
OmniGroup releases OmniOutliner 2.0
The Omni Group has released OmniOutliner 2.0, an update to its popular outlining and organizing application. It uses intuitive commands and collapsible groups to help users maintain multiple to-do lists, create agendas, manage tasks, track expenses, write legal briefs, take meeting notes, monitor project status and much more. The $30 application is available as a $10 upgrade for v1.0 owners and as a free limited trial.
Kartolina Photo 1.3.1 creates postcards
Kartolina Photo 1.3.1 allows users to create post cards using digital photos. The $15 shareware offers integration with iPhoto, support for color backgrounds, and support for most mail clients. [Classic, OSX]
Imaja Reminder 2.0: personal productivity app
Imaja Reminder 2.0 is a "major" upgrade to the personal calendar, address book and to do list software. The $50 application includes a full-featured calendar system (with manually and automatically scheduled events), overdue alerts, filtering, import/export functions, and other functions.
AOL Instant Messenger 4.5.651 update
America Online today released AOL Instant Messenger 4.5.651, an updated version of hte popular messaging client, which features a new Dock Menu, new AIM Contextual Menu plugin, new Bot Artwork, improved Smart Connection Prefs, direct IM Support, new Artwork, new Away Options, Smileys!, and new Font Prefs for incoming IMs and Chats. MacNN reader Josh Rafofsky notes that it also has a "nicer GUI and some interesting preferences over it's OS 9 counterpart. [also]... try to login via your iTools username and password. Guess what: it works! Yup, perhaps in preparation for full iChat/AIM compatibility, users can login to AOL IM using their iTools account, with this new software." [updated]
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