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Seagull Video Player 2.1 is a $20 Mac application for easily creating video playlists and playing them full screen on your computer. It now includes a a Floating Control window that displays the title of the current video and offers convenient access to play, stop, pause, step back, step forward, and navigating through video playlists using a mouse. [Classic, OSX]
Michael Kamprath has released Keyboard Maestro 1.1.3, which bring improved compatibility with OS X 10.2, better drag & drop, and other bug fixes to his $20 keyboard utility for OSX. A lite version has limited functionality. The shareware offers hot key functions for launching apps, multiple clipboard functionality, and an advanced keyboard switcher.
CERT has issued a new CA-2002-19 Advisory: A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in multiple implementations of DNS resolver libraries....A remote attacker who is able to send malicious DNS responses could potentially exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service on a vulnerable system.\" The advisory notes that it affects most BSD-based systems that use ISC BIND DNS resolver library (libbind) or BSD DNS resolver library (libc), which are part of many BSD-based systems (Mac OS X is not listed, but Apple has not formally responded to the security bulletin.)
MOTU and Mackie Designs have co-developed a \"customized automated worksurface\" for MOTU\'s flagship audio software, Digital Performer. The new control surface, dubbed Mackie Control, is a fully automated touch-sensitive control surface for MOTU Digital Performer. Transport, zoom, scrub and shuttle mode buttons -- along with a large ergonomic jog/shuttle wheel -- provide complete control over Digital Performerís main transports and zooming/locating features.
Trade Strategist v0.1.1a is a trading simulation program for Mac OS X that allows users to combine technical and historical skill to \"define a mechanical trading strategy.\" The purpose of the simulation is to improve trading strategy in a zero-risk and game-like environment.
A Singapore investor group has launched a new Apple reseller, at the popular Wheelock Place, which aims to emulate the look and feel of Apple\'s U.S. retail outlets. Jimmy Fong, one of four partners in the $500,000 business venture, says the \'AppleCentre\' offers a unique experience to the people of Singapore -- an experience Apple South Asia helped guide.
stupidFish has updated its desktop google search utility, shadowGoogle 1.5, which adds several bug fixes in international character recognition and display bugs, added group, Mac Sites Only search ability and Web Page Translation along with results filtering functions.
A MacNN reader notes that Panic has quietly posted a beta of Audion 3.0b6, its popular MP3 player for OS X, which he indicates is \"much faster.\" The site, nor the download, document official changes in this version. [download pulled: private beta]
The latest beta of AOL\'s Mac OS X client offers a new toolbar that conforms to Aqua guidelines, in addition to other changes aimed at meeting Apple specifications. Changes in Build 11C include the ability to minimize all windows; new keyboard shortcuts for composing mail; a standard Apple menu bar instead of the proprietary AOL toolbar menus. Also removed from the new release is the Sign on/Sign off menu; added, is a new version number of \"10.2.\"
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Google killing Picasa starting May 1
Google Photos head Anil Sabharwal confirmed in a blog post today that the search engine giant will be shutting down acquisition Picasa. Support and downloads for the desktop application will terminate on March 15 with the application continuing to work for the time being. The transition to Google Photos truly commences on May 1, with deprecation of some Picasa API calls happening shortly thereafter. Users that have Google Photos access will find their photos already migrated. A mass-download tool for users not wishing to use Google Photos will be available sometime after May 1. http://bit.ly/1SmV2KH
Rogue Amoeba Piezo updated, departing App Store
In order to continue working on audio capture tool Piezo, developer Rogue Amoeba has simultaneously updated the app to version 1.5, and announced that it will pull version 1.2.6 from the Mac App Store. Customers who own the Mac App Store version have a one-time migration process to the Rogue Amoeba-served version. The company notes that the sandboxing restriction placed on Mac App Store versions "effectively stopped our ability to upgrade Piezo in any meaningful way." [8.80MB] http://bit.ly/1PIjz7l
FCC spectrum auction will happen without Google
After throwing its hat in earlier, Google (and associated companies) has declared that it is not participating in this year's FCC spectrum auction. A company spokeswoman said of the auction that "like all those interested in improved connectivity and equitable access, we'll be following the upcoming spectrum auction closely. That said, we have not filed to participate." http://on.recode.net/1oy5LWk
iPad Air 3, iPhone 5se sold Friday after launch?
Reverting the way products are actually released by Apple after an announcement to the way it was a decade ago, reports are circulating that new products revealed at a March announcement will go on sale the Friday immediately following the unveil. Slated to appear at a conjectural Tuesday, March 15 event are a new Apple four-inch phone with more up to date internals currently referred to as the iPhone 5se, and a new iPad Air 3 model with Smart Connector and other enhancements. http://bit.ly/1o7mqiY
Lexmark prevails in toner import appeal
Printer manufacturer Lexmark has won an appeal on the third-party US resale of its printer cartridges originally destined for markets outside North America. The appeals court ruled in a 10-2 vote in favor of Lexmark's demand to stop the sale and against Impression Products, both on the toner cartridge resale matter, as well as a related matter regarding overturning the reseller's refilling one-use cartridges and selling those in the US market. The ruling has ramifications in the tech industry, as well as the pharmaceutical and medical technology markets. Impression Products promises an appeal before the supreme court. http://reut.rs/1SLVmmG
AT&T expands BOGO promo to iPhone 6s
Beginning today, new and existing AT&T customers can purchase a new iPhone 6s and get another one free when adding a second line. Over the weekend, customers must purchase two phones through AT&T Next (one can be an existing number), and add both phones to a qualified plan. AT&T notes that "after three bill cycles or less" the account will start to receive up to $650 spread out over 30 monthly bill credits to offset the cost of the installment plan for the phone. Taxes are due at time of sale. http://soc.att.com/1SLUP4k
Google prevails in UK street mapping case
Possibly setting the stage for other court battles in the UK, a High Court fight between Google and StreetMap.EU has concluded in Google's favor. StreetMap.EU claimed that Google's dominance in the field destroyed the 20-year-old firm's business, when Google started promoting its own service in search results over the older company's -- the judge disagreed. Commercial director Kate Sutton said after the judgment that "StreetMap has been frozen in time; because of what Google did, StreetMap has not been able to properly invest in the website since 2007." An appeal is planned. http://bloom.bg/1KKhECt