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Export-Import Entourage script package

06/20, 11:25pm

Export-Import Entourage script package

The Export-Import Entourage package includes 50 scripts with the ability to export and import virtually all Entourage information (Contacts, Groups, Calendar Events, Tasks, Notes, Messages, Folders, Accounts, Signatures, Mailing Lists and Categories) from one identity of Entourage X or 2001 to any other, and transfer Contacts, Calendar, Tasks and Notes to and from other PIM programs on the Mac and Windows. It has special converters for Microsoft Outlook, Excel and other programs and supports import/export between all versions of Entourage, Outlook, Palm Desktop and other PIMs. Versions are available for both Entourage X and Entourage 2001. A demo of the $13 shareware is limited to import/export of 25 contacts. [2001, X]

Watson plugin offers baseball scores

06/20, 11:15pm

Watson plugin offers baseball scores

Sujal Shah has released a new open-source plug-in for the popular Watson application for Mac OS X: Baseball Scores provides a simplified interface for browsing Major League Baseball scores, box scores, recaps, and previews. The Watson plug-in tool is free.

Apple acquires Prismo Technologies

06/20, 10:55pm

Apple acquires Prismo Technologies

Apple has reportedly acquired technologies from Prismo Graphics, a small developer of video editing and effects software for the Macintosh. Although neither company has confirmed such a deal, sources indicate that Prismo's INDIA Titler Pro - used in the creation of animated titles and lettering - was chief among technologies acquired. The move is another acquisition in a series of purchases by Apple. Last week, Apple acquired technologies from Silicon Grail, a maker of consumer video software. Soon after reports first surfaced, the Prismo Web site became unavailable; a public announcement has yet to be made; attempts to contact Prismo did not yield details of the acquisition.

MacPlay contracts Omni for 5 games

06/20, 8:25pm

MacPlay contracts Omni for 5 games

MacPlay has enlisted Mac OS X developer The Omni Group to port five games to the Mac OS X platform, as noted by Inside Mac Games. Omni was responsible for an initial OS X port of Quake III Arena, and later ports of Oni and Heavy Metal F.A.K.K.2. Solider of Fortune II: Double Helix, Freedom Force, Fallout, and Incoming are among the titles being ported to the flagship OS. The fifth title remains unnamed by both MacPlay and Omni.

WebLight maintains site links; bugs corrected

06/20, 6:20pm

WebLight maintains site links; bugs corrected

WebLight v2.5 is a modest update to Illumit's Web site maintenance and validation utility. This revision corrects a bug that that prevented redirects from being tracked and followed; solves problems relating to non-absolute links; and adds the option to purchase a permanent use license. The shareware ($25) application requires registration for large-scale projects.

Tech: iPod twin; Buy.com ships free

06/20, 5:55pm

Tech: iPod twin; Buy.com ships free

Evening tech news: Micron, Samsung and Infineon faced subpoenas this week in a federal criminal antitrust investigation alleging price-fixing among the largest memory makers; Buy.com today began offering free shipping on qualifying items, with no minimum purchase requirement; Toshiba released a new digital music player, billed as an "iPod twin."

QT lags behind RealMedia, Windows Media

06/20, 4:25pm

QT lags behind RealMedia, Windows Media

Apple's QuickTime media player still lags behind in popularlity to RealNetworks' RealMedia and Microsoft's Windows Media offerings, according to Nielsen/NetRatings' new online multimedia report measuring use of content for the three largest proprietary formats (regardless of the media player or environment). [updated]

Power on X 1.5: statistical power calculator

06/20, 4:05pm

Power on X 1.5: statistical power calculator

Power on X is a shareware ($20) OS X-native statistical power calculator developed by MMISoftware. Version 1.5 offers the ability to perform either 'a priori' or 'post-hoc' analyses. MMISoftware has also released Web Photos, a $15 application for creating photo albums for Web or CD distribution. Albums generated for the Web feature thumbnail previews with full-picture hyperlinks. [Power on X, Web Photos]

Apple quietly posts CarbonLib 1.6

06/20, 4:05pm

Apple quietly posts CarbonLib 1.6

MacNN reader George Fowler notes that Apple has quietly posted CarbonLib 1.6 (and removed CarbonLib 1.5 from its servers). CarbonLib is a system extension that allows users to run Carbon-based applications on Mac OS 8.6 and all Mac OS 9 releases, including Classic. Update: Apple also quietly released Authoring Support v1.1.9 for the Classic Mac OS.

Video, business seminars from Apple, CompUSA

06/20, 4:00pm

Video, business seminars from Apple, CompUSA

Apple and CompUSA are offering free business and video seminars. The video seminars, titled 'Take Your Digital Video to the Next Level', are being offered at three different times on June 27 in San Francisco, while the Starting Your Own Business seminars are being offered at three different times on June 28th in San Francisco. Registration is encouarged due to limited seating/capacity.

Barcode Producer 1.3: better preview, export

06/20, 3:40pm

Barcode Producer 1.3: better preview, export

Barcode Producer v1.3 is a vector barcode generation suite from Intelli Innovations for Mac OS 9/X. Barcode Producer's barcode previews are now anti-aliased, for more accurate representation of the "human-readable" portion. ISBN barcodes in version 1.3 now support the 'X' check digit; Barcode Producer's EPS exporter now generates a more-optimized output, substantially reducing file size.

Poser 4 import coming to Vue 4 animation app

06/20, 3:20pm

Poser 4 import coming to Vue 4 animation app

e-on software has announced that it will add Poser animation import and Mac OS X still import functionality to its flagship rendering/animation application for natural 3D scenery, Vue d'Esprit 4. Users will be able to import full animation information, including the appropriate movements of textures from Poser 4, Curious Labs' application for developing complex 3D human and character animation. It will also add "still import" functionality, which allows the first frame of a Poser file to be imported directly into Vue 4. Still import for Mac OS X will be featured in an updater "available soon." e-on software will showcase the new technology at Siggraph 2002, held in San Antonio, Texas, July 21-26.

Life Balance 3: personal coaching software

06/20, 2:35pm

Life Balance 3: personal coaching software

Life Balance 3 is coaching software that provides a "dynamically ordered 'To Do List' driven by the importance of your goals, your desired allocation of time and effort, and feedback from what you get done each day. With the new Desktop Edition (DE) of Life Balance (LB), you get all the power and flexibility of LB on Palm Powered handhelds, plus many new features that are uniquely available on the Macintosh platform. Of course, the DE has a conduit to HotSync with the LB Mobile Edition for Palm OS." Pricing is $65 for desktop version and $40 for the Palm version ($30 for a limited time). A bundle of both is $85. A free 30-day trial is available.

MegaSeg 2.1: DJ music/video software app

06/20, 1:40pm

MegaSeg 2.1: DJ music/video software app

Fidelity Media today released MegaSeg 2.1 for OS X and OS 9, an update to its music mixing and cataloging software for professional DJs and radio stations. It features QuickTime video playback as well as over 100 improvements, including OS X compatibility, new display options, VU meters, drag-n-drop, improved Mixer controls, Automatic Gain Control, increased library size, and easy iPod and iTunes import options. A demo of the $150 application is available now. Upgrades from v2.0 are $50.

Darwin Manager on Darwin vs. FreeBSD

06/20, 1:05pm

Darwin Manager on Darwin vs. FreeBSD

KernelTrap's interview with Jordan Hubbard, one of the creators of FreeBSD and currently a manager of Apple's Darwin project, has a few remarks about Darwin, FreeBSD and their similarities as well as the advantages of Darwin: "Darwin actually has more freedom to innovate in certain respects since it's still fairly 'young' as operating systems go, even though it's based on a lot of solid and well-proven technology, and it's going after a segment of the user community which FreeBSD has never really tried to address."

Opera promises support for Hebrew

06/20, 10:20am

Opera promises support for Hebrew

Opera Software today announced that future versions of its Web browser, including Opera for Mac, will support Hebrew and other languages such as Russian, Arabic, and Korean. The announcement comes after its competitor Microsoft was accused of not supporting these languages in Internet Explorer for OS X. [updated]

WSJ: Mac switch is right for most, not all

06/20, 10:15am

WSJ: Mac switch is right for most, not all

Weighing in on Apple's "Switch" campaign, Walter S. Mossberg writes that not everyone should switch to the Mac, noting that the Mac doesn't quite offer superior integration with corporate networks, the lack of industry-specific software, a shortage of top-selling games, lack of inexpensive Macs, processng power inequality with PCs, and the snub given to Mac users by many companies: "Macintosh computers are the best-designed computers on the market, and handle every common computing task as well as, or better than, a Windows PC."

Dr. Bott is shipping LeatherPod case

06/20, 10:00am

Dr. Bott is shipping LeatherPod case

Dr. Bott is shipping e-Pac's LeatherPod, a "deluxe iPod case in European design that features play-through usability while still offering protection for the iPod itself. The removable shoulder strap and belt clip provide versatile yet elegant ways to keep your iPod with you on the go." The $30 case is available immediately.

Adobe updates Photoshop 7.0 Scripting plug-in

06/20, 1:00am

Adobe updates Photoshop 7.0 Scripting plug-in

Adobe's Photoshop 7.0 Scripting plug-in v.1.0.2 for automating repetitive tasks and key workflows in Photoshop, fixes several bugs, including more complete error reporting, improved JavaScript references support, improved resizing options, and other enhancements.

AppleCare: older ATI graphics, OS X 10.1.5

06/20, 12:50am

AppleCare: older ATI graphics, OS X 10.1.5

An AppleCare Knowledge Base document explains that "movies and 2D graphics perform better at lower color depths when using Power Macintosh computers with earlier ATI graphics chipsets," while a Mac OS X Update 10.1.5 info article, explaining the specific enhancements in the recent update, notes the recent update provides support for 2D and QuickTime hardware acceleration for Rage Pro, Rage Pro Turbo and Rage Mobility (as well as an advanced option in the Energy Saver, on compatible portable computers, to increase battery life by reducing processor performance while the computer is not used.)

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