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.
We\'ve posted a short series of ten photographs from the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference for 2002.
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]
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.
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]
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.)
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.
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 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.
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 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\'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]
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.
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 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 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.
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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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
Comixology fires up $6 all-you-can-read service
Amazon-owned Comixology has launched an all-you-can-read comic subscription service. After a 30-day free trial, for $6 a month, subscribers can draw from a large selection of the Comixology library, minus Marvel and DC comics. For now, the service is US-only. http://bit.ly/1WMAOft
QuarkXPress 2016 now shipping
Quark is now shipping QuarkXPress 2016, the newest version of Quark's graphic design and desktop publishing software that now features near-WYSIWYG fixe HTML5 publishing as well as improved operability with InDesign and Illustrator and support for multi-Color Gradient Blends, OpenType Stylistic Sets, a Color Picker (Eyedropper tool), Touchpads for Pinch and Zoom (Mac only) and more. Users on any previous version of QuarkXPress (versions 3-10) can upgrade to version 2016 for $350, while QuarkXPress 2015 users can upgrade to 2016 for $180; new licenses are available for $850 (education licenses are available for $90). http://bit.ly/1OL23Pu