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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Apple mandates June 1 app IPv6 support
Apple has set the deadline for IPv6 support for App Store-supplied software. On June 1, apps thast use a custom networking stack and that are submitted to the app store must support IPv6-only networks. The rule, announced last year as coming soon, will only affect a small portion of submitted applications that do not use the NSURLSession and CFNetwork APIs. http://apple.co/24yBTIY
YouTube Unplugged OTT service coming 2017?
As part of the continuing YouTube evolution, the video streaming service is reportedly considering a paid subscription service that would provide users "over the top" cable TV service. According to sources familiar with the matter, the service has been in the works since 2012, has already made changes to accommodate the live video feeds, and could debut the offering as soon as 2017. http://bloom.bg/1rvx8BW
Kohls Apple Pay integration with loyalty program
Kohl's customers are now able to pay for their purchases with Kohl's Charge and simultaneously earn loyalty program Yes2You Rewards in conjunction with Apple Pay. The service is currently available in approximately 250 Kohl's stores and is expected to be in all Kohl's stores nationwide later this month, making Kohl's the first retailer to deliver a one-tap checkout that integrates both its private credit card as a form of payment and a loyalty program with Apple Pay. http://yhoo.it/21wEUI6
AirMap iOS app for drone operators
Provider of airspace information and services for unmanned aircraft AirMap announced today the release of the AirMap app for iOS and Apple Watch. Operators can now access low-altitude airspace advisories, create flights, file digital flight notices to over 80 airports, and manage unmanned aircraft. Building on the success of AirMap's Digital Notice and Awareness System (D-NAS), the AirMap app brings to iOS devices a fully integrated airspace management solution for recreational and commercial drone operators. The app is free. http://apple.co/21wCadD
BlackBerry video calling available on iOS
BlackBerry has made its video calling feature available to Android and iOS users. The company reports limited availability of the new cross-platform feature for now, citing "because this is the first time we're launching BBM Video calling, and we want to monitor performance, gather feedback, and iron out any kinks that may arise before we roll it out globally." http://blck.by/1ruu4pC
Apple loses iPhone brand exclusivity in China
Apple has lost its exclusive rights to the 'iPhone' brand in China, the Beijing Municipal High People's Court has ruled. According to Quartz, Chinese company Xintong Tiandi is now free to continue selling its non-smartphone "IPHONE" branded products, which include smartphone cases, among other leather goods. The Chinese court ruled that Xintong Tiandi, which registered the "IPHONE" trademark in 2007, could continue to use the trademark because Apple did not start selling the iPhone in China until 2009. Apple also could not prove that Xintong Tiandi's ongoing use of the trademark would cause Apple material harm. The latest ruling by the Chinese government follows its recent decision to shut down the iTunes Movies and iBooks Store. http://bit.ly/1SNhRmB
Bowers & Wilkins bought by EVA Automation
High-end UK audio equipment maker and fixture in Apple retail stores Bowers & Wilkins has been bought out by a California "smart home" tech firm, EVA Automation. Fomer Bowers & Wilkins owner Joe Atkins will continue as CEO of the joint venture, with EVA Automation founder Gordon Yu acting as executive chairman. The two companies said the merger will combine EVA's AV technologies and Bowers & Wilkins' acoustic engineering talents to grow the now-combined firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and it is expected that the Bowers & Wilkins brand name will continue. http://yhoo.it/1SLt6zj