OEexporter and OEimporter are free utilities from developer Bill Wright that enable users to transfer email and Address Book data between the Mac and PC versions of Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express and Entourage. Both applications are available from the new eMailman Web site.
Apple Developer Connection members can now order all WWDC 2002 sessions on DVD-ROM for $800, or alternatively pay $300 for exclusive access to ADC TV QuickTime streams of the sessions. Select Membership bundles are also available to prospective \'select\' developers.
4D today announced the release of View, a spreadsheet and data presentation plug-in for 4D. Available for 4D Server applications, the 4D View plug-in provides spreadsheet functions including calculations, simulations, projections, and analyses. 4D also announced the immediate release of 4D 6.8.1 for registered 4D 6.8 license owners. The 6.8.1 update offers customized printing options and SSL, PPP and IMAP4 protocol support integrated into the 4D language.[4D 6.8.1 - 7MB]
The final release of GoodWay -- a powerful flight planner for the X-Plane flight simulator -- is now slated for a July 21 release. GoodWay is a $25 add-on for X-Plane that adds printable and exportable flight planning; can display a list of installed ENV files; offers GLOS map compatibility. Users of the software can automatically plan detailed flights based on departure and arrival airport information.
Afternoon Tech News: A landmark acquisition of PayPal by auction giant EBay for more than $1.3 billion will align the company to create a \"more compelling trading platform,\" EBay executives said today; a German programmer has made the first steps toward running the Linux operating system legally on Microsoft\'s Xbox (Linux on Xbox challenge noted last week).
Blue Line Studios today released LogotypeMaker Pro 4.0, a major update to its typeface viewer for logotype designers. The latest overhaul of the $30 application can load fonts not activated by the system; adds new functionality per user request; and includes better font list filters. Blue Line also offers a \"lite\" version of LogotypeMaker for free.
Gideon Softworks has released xBack 1.0, a free utility that allows you replace your desktop with a screen saver. This release properly plays all Apple screen savers.
Rage Software today released WebDesign 1.6, an update to the $30 web development application for Classic and Mac OS X. WebDesign 1.6 adds a customizable browser list to preview web pages in, customizable syntax coloring, support for tabs, and enhanced Mac OS X support including support for the Tool bar button as well as fixes problems with the FTP client, attribute editor and overall stability.
MacNN reader Dominik Schmid provided an update on the apple.de domain of which Apple apparently lost control over the weekend: \"just wanted to let you know that the hijackers of the apple.de domain name state on apple.de that the domain has been - possibly accidently - deleted by apple germany. they also say that they don\'t know more about it and that they have informed apple germany about this and offered a quick retransfer. this information is a translation of the text you see now on apple.de.\"
Emailchemy 1.1 is a $20 utility that reads email files from the proprietary formats of the most popular email applications and converts them to standard formats that any application can use,. Version 1.1 offers support for Outlook Express 4/5, minor gui and documentation enhancements, and an improved OS X installer.
FileMaker has announced FileMaker Pro 6, an update to its databae application that brings new XML import/export functions and new templates and tools.
Apple\'s new Crystal clear savings promo offers up to $500 back on the purchase of a Power Mac G4 and a qualifying Apple Display. Apple is offering $300 with the purchase of a 800MHz PowerMac, $400 with 933MHz PowerMac, and $500 back with the purcahse of a 1GHz Dual Processor Powermac along with an Apple flat panel display. The promo runs from July 9th through August 12th.
Several readers note that an Apple Store outlet Saturday was preparing \"Refresh.\" pricing tags that included old ($1399) and new ($1249) prices. The \"refreshed\" merchandise is returned merchandise, which are being sold at a discount through Apple Stores. [updated]
Apple will Webcast Steve Jobs keynote at Macworld Expo New York on July 17th at 9 am ET. Apple will also offer a satellite link for viewing the keynote live.
Apple ranked fifth in US desktop computer sales for May with 5.7 of the market, according to a Macworld UK report. HP (35%), Compaq (25%), Emachines (10.7%), and IBM (10.5%) were in the top 4 respectively.
Western Digital\'s new 200GB high-performance (7,200 rpm) EIDE drives will be available later this month. The new WD Caviar 60 GB-per-platter 7,200 RPM hard drives will be offered in capacities ranging from 120 to 200 GB and can optionally be equipped with fluid dynamic bearing (FDB) motors for low-noise environments.
Olympus has announced its Camedia C-4000 ZOOM, a new 4 megapixel digital camera that offers 3x optical/3.3 digital zoom as well as other advanced features such as Multi-Point Spot Average Metering, Super Macro focusing, and Histogram in Shooting and Review modes. It is due in August for $450 and will bundle a USB cable, video cable, carrying strap, lithium batteries, a 16MB SmartMedia card, and Olympus Camedia Master Software 4.0.
Metrowerks today introduced an update to its educational tool, CodeWarrior Learning Edition v3, a simplified version of its CodeWarrior tool suite designed for learning computer programming in C/C++ or Java on Windows or Mac OS. Version 3 adds Code Completion for C/C++ and Java, and Java Power Tools for development of Java-based GUIs with automatic error checking. It includes a voice-over multimedia tutorial, Carnegie Mellon\'s Graphics package (to add geometric shapes and graphic images), and a special Advanced Placement (AP) Module designed to help high school students. It is $80 with a $20 discount for academic licenses.
SerialStorage 1.1 is a $10 utility that manages and organizes serial numbers and/or passwords. It offers options for categorization, search, auto-fill, password protection, strong-encryption of the database, and other enhancements. [Classic, OS X]
systeMacs today announced the release of boxIT, a new software product that allows Macs to have system software and applications instantly installed from a remote computer and also offers backup/restore functions. The application can deliver a a disk image of a customized Mac with a properly configured operating system and applications to an unlimited number of Macs. (Pricing not available.)
Trinfinity has released QuicKalendar 1.0, a freeware tool that offers quick and easy access to a calendar. It offers options for printing, attaching notes to each day, European/American calendar formats, and resizing. [Classic, OS X]
Base Station Rescue offers repair of broken (and defective) Graphite Base Stations currently out of warranty or those that don\'t qualify for Apple\'s free replacement service. The $80 service includes return shipping and a 90-day warranty. Apple last year acknowledged a flaw in some Base Stations, offering replacements for owners with units that fall within a designated serial number range.
IGS Twisted 1.2 is a OS X screen saver that uses OpenGL. Version 1.2 adds a new square size variable, new transparency and grid option preferences, and other enhancements.
WiebeTech today announced two new configurations of MicroGB, which incorporate IBM\'s high-speed Travelstar 5400 RPM mechanisms with an 8MB buffer, offering burst transfer rates of 35MB/sec. The pocket drive, which has FireWire/USB1/USB2 interfaces, features a distrinctive, rugged, solid aluminum case. The 20GB model, now available, is $280, while the 40GB version is due next week for $440. WiebeTech has also announced a $40 reduction in pricing on the user upgradeable version of MicroGB (\"0GB\" model) and new 20GB, 40GB, and 100GB versions of its DesktopGB, a larger desktop drive. It also reduced pricing by $10-$20 on most DesktopGB models.
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Trade-up program expands in Europe
Smartphone users in France, Italy, and Spain will have until at least August of this year to trade in old iPhone, Windows Phone, or Android models at Apple Stores, and put the reward towards a new iPhone -- thanks to an expansion of Apple's trade-in program into those countries. The money given for the trade-in must be applied towards a new iPhone on a two-year payment plane, and traders must qualify under a credit check as part of the program. Interested customers can apply for the trade-in at their nearest Apple Store. http://bit.ly/1qPsldD
NBCUniversal adds Bravo, Syfy, E! to Apple TV
NBCUniversal has launched three new apps channels for Apple TV users. Bravo Now, Syfy Now and E! Now brings users access full seasons of current and past episodes of most of NBCUniversal's catalog. The Bravo Now app includes shows like "The Real Housewives of New York Cit," "Below Deck Mediterranean," comedy "Odd Mom Out" and "Top Chef." The Syfy Now app offers up shows like "The Magicians," thriller "12 Monkeys" and the reality show "Face Off." The E! Now app serves up shows like "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Botched," "#RichKids of Beverly Hills," Caitlyn Jenner's "I Am Cait," and "WAGS." While some content is free, most content requires users to authenticate via their cable satellite or telco TV provider. http://bit.ly/20K4Pea
Apple rolls out Arabic version of Apple.com
Apple has rolled out a new version of its Apple.com website for Arabic language users in the United Arab Emirates. The site utilizes a right-to-left reading format where it has been updated, although the upgrade is still in progress with a number of page links still in the original English language left-to-right format. Of particular note is that the site debuts an all-new custom Arabic font created by the Tarek Atrissi Design agency, giving it a highly contemporary look and feel. The new support for Arabic on its host website follows the introduction of full support for right-to-left languages in iOS 9, and the addition of Arabic support to Siri late last year. http://apple.co/20JHGIM
Adobe previews Photoshop content-aware crop
Adobe has previewed a new 'content-aware crop' feature from the next version of its Photoshop CC. The new feature is similar to its 'content-aware fill' from the current version of Photoshop CC, and potentially saves users time when cropping photos in a way that might otherwise leave blank white space in the frame. Adobe's 'content-aware' tech automatically assesses the blank space and seamlessly fills the blank space with the nearest related content in the space when a photo is expanded or rotated without the need to manually clone that part of the image. The feature allows users to move a horizon by adding more sky or ground, change the aspect ratio by adding content around the edges of the image and fill in the corners of an image when rotated during a crop. Adobe says the feature is coming soon and will be automatically available to Creative Cloud subscribers. http://adobe.ly/20JDFEu
Markzware updates Q2ID for QuarkXPress 12 files
Graphic design file conversion tool maker Markzware has launched a new version of its Q2ID tool. The InDesign plugin enables users to open QuarkXPress files within a new InDesign (INDD) document, without rebuilding the QXP document from scratch -- the new version includes support for QuarkXPress 12 files. Q2ID Subscription members can download the new version as part of their annual plan. A single-user can purchase the plugin for $200, with other licensing options available. http://bit.ly/1Z4dS9t
PopChar X 7.5 arrives
Ergonis Software has released PopChar X 7.5, an improved version of the company's tool for finding and inserting special characters and exploring fonts. PopChar X 7.5 adds support for combined emojis in the Apple Color Emoji font, enhances the "Font Info" view, and adds many further enhancements that improve overall speed and stability. PopChar X 7.5 retails for €30 ($34), and is free for anyone who owns a license for PopChar X 7 or purchased a license for PopChar X 6 on or after March 1, 2014 [4.5MB]
Safari Technology Preview release 5 arrives