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Compatibility issue with 10.2, OmniWeb
The OmniGroup has informed MacNN that a small compatibility issue with Mac OS X 10.2 and OmniWeb has been discovered.
Kivio mp 2.4.1: graphing, drawing tool
Kivio mp v2.4.1 is a graphing, drawing, and flowcharting application for Mac OS X. It features rotatable text, layers for drawings, advanced undo/redo actions and more. The update fixes bugs, and can now save drawings to a graphics image file. Pricing starts at $90.
Trackor DJ Studio 2.0: pro-level DJ mixing
Tracktor DJ Studio 2.0 is a pro-level DJ mixing solution for Mac OS X. It features two playback modules for mixing MP3s, Sound Designer II and AIFF files as well as CDs. It also features a playlist section, DJ mixer, beat matcher, digital scratcher, cue section, and filters. The update benefits from Mac OS X's low latency and preemptive multitasking, and is available in September for $200.
Apple promo for back-to-school
Apple's Macintosh Products Guide has been updated with a new offer aimed at the education market. The "Back to School in Style" offer allows customers who purchase qualified PowerBook G4s from the Apple Store for Education to save $150 instantly until September 25th.
Jaws PDF Creator 3.0: PDF creation tool
Jaws PDF Creator 3.0 is a PDF creator for Mac OS 9. The new version features greater integration with Microsoft Office, higher levels of security for confidential documents, faster Web download performance, and improved color accuracy of PDF files. The price is $100 or $30 for an upgrade.
GoLive 6.0.1 improves FTP, CSS
Adobe has updated GoLive 6.0.1, its web design software. The update improves FTP connectivity, CSS, advanced code handling, SDK, QuickTime and more. It also improves stability and memory management as well as speed for larger sites. The $400 application is available for Mac OS 9 and X.
Systeris Remote controls apps remotely
Rampell has released the first public beta of Systeris Remote 0.9b5 for Mac OS X. The utility allows users to remotely access and control Microsoft Entourage, Microsoft Outlook, iTunes and AppleScript, all via a standard web browser. A 10-day trial version is available; the full version is $22 and includes 6 months of free access to Systeris.com.
Higoto releases iPod sports belt
Higoto today unveiled the iPodSaver Jogging Belt, a Neoprene case that tightly fits the Apple's iPod digital music player for safe storage. The case features a sturdy belt clip designed for users who take part in sporting activities, such as jogging, cycling and aerobics. The suggest retail price of the iPodSaver is £35.
PaperStreet offers Lasso-based shopping cart
PaperStreet Shopper 1.0 is a Lasso 5-based e-commerce solution for the simple deployment of an online store. The "shopping cart" solution is customized via a set of powerful HTML templates, completely separate from the Lasso code. Both Windows and Mac OS X servers configured with Lasso and MySQL can run Shopper. [Download - Mac OS X version]
BusinessWeek Online looks at Apple in report
BuisnessWeek has published a special report the assesses the current state of Apple Computer. The multi-article report examines the 'tug of war' between positive and negative momentum, Apple's current stock situation, Apple's "slipping class rank" in the education industry and the iPod's newfound Windows compatibility. Also posted is a survey for Mac users, focusing on Mac OS X.
OmniGroup releases new sneaky peek
OmniGroup is continuing its "sneaky peek" releases with OmniWeb 4.1.1sp2, the latest version of its Cocoa-based browser.
profFit, virtual keyboard utils updated
Third party software updates continue for Jaguar, including:
- TouchStrokes 1.5.1 and KeyStrokes 1.1.1, frees update to Niemeijer Consult's virtual keyboard utilities for $95 and $195, respectively. [TS, KS]
- QuantumSoft's application for data/function analysis, plotting, and curve fitting, proFit 5.6.2, brings Jaguar compatibility as well as other changes. [Classic, OSX]
BasePlant 2.0: tool for PowerPlant users
Cafederic has released BasePlant 2.0, a collection of more than 300 classes that improve PowerPlant, the flagship framework from Metrowerks. It includes new assistants, full sheet support, custom toolbars, a color picker, generic shortcut keys editor dialog, and other features such as a data browser, folder parser, and AppleScript support. It is $150 for commercial use and $35 for personal (freeware/shareware) use.
Mozilla 1.1 supports MathML, Quartz
Apple sells 100K copies of Jaguar
Apple today announced that more than 100,000 copies of Mac OS X 10.2 "Jaguar" were sold worldwide during its first weekend, setting a new record for Mac OS sales for a single weekend. Apple also announced that more than 50,000 people visited Apple's 35 retail stores during Friday night's "100 Minutes of Jaguar" launch event. (Apple has posted a photo gallery with photos from Apple Store nationwide.)
Matrox adds QT6 support to RTMac
Matrox has released RTMac 3.0.2 ML, an update to its video plug-in for the Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere video suites. The release includes WYSIWYG support for Adobe After Effects and discreet combustion (English version). This version adds support for QuickTime 6.0; Mac OS 9 remains the only supported Mac OS.
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