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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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Apple to open R&D center in India
A new report says that Apple will be opening a new technology center in Hyderabad, India, helping to boost the city's growing reputation as a tech center. The facility would operate within the WaveRock facility, and create 4,500 new jobs at a cost of around $25 million. In 2015, India surpassed the $1 billion in yearly sales milestone, and Apple has recently received permission to open retail stores in the country under its own control, an exception to rules that usually block foreign ownership. http://zd.net/1SMBVu4
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