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The OmniGroup has informed MacNN that a small compatibility issue with Mac OS X 10.2 and OmniWeb has been discovered.
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.
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\'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 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.
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.
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 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 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]
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 is continuing its \"sneaky peek\" releases with OmniWeb 4.1.1sp2, the latest version of its Cocoa-based browser.
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]
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.
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 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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Apple want ads hint at future Watch faces
An Apple job listing for a dedicated clock face team may suggest future fashion-brand partnerships, possibly in time for the updated watchOS updates that are likely to be revealed at this spring's Worldwide Developer Conference. Since the introduction of watchOS 2, there has only been four new watch faces, but three of them were left over from the first release, with only one truly new one -- the co-branded Herm√©s face exclusive to that edition. There is a rumored March 15 event, but if that takes place it will likely focus on new band options as regards the Apple Watch. http://apple.co/1O1TbTI
Microsoft may end Office Support Professional prog
Microsoft appears to be either ending or seriously revamping its "Accredited Support Professional Program" for training on Microsoft Office for Mac and iOS it has offered at MacTech conferences since 2013. The program is not on offer at the upcoming MacTech tour, which begins on March 16 in San Francisco and includes a number of other cities. Microsoft has released a statement that it is "evaluating options for 2016, but don't have anything to share at this time." http://bit.ly/1KDz3MQ
Office for Mac v15.18 released
Microsoft has issued an update for the Mac version of its productivity suite, Office 2016. The v15.18 update offers improvements for all of the included apps, such as bringing full screen support to Outlook and allowing Word to save PDF files to flash drives. In addition, a new selection pane has been added to PowerPoint and Excel for keeping track of objects, and shapes can now be added to OneNote notebook pages. The update is free for all users, but requires a Mac running OS X 10.10 or later and a valid Microsoft Office 365 subscription. http://bit.ly/1Q7pAzW
Apple to open new south Florida mall store
According to real estate trade papers in south Florida, Apple has signed a lease for a new retail space in Miami, at the forthcoming Brickell City Centre (yes, the UK spelling is used) open-air mall, which is set to open later this year. The center will feature a five-story shopping area, condominiums, a hotel and office buildings, along with a "climate ribbon" in the shopping area to keep visitors cool, eschewing traditional air conditioning. The exact location of the Apple Store within the plan is not yet clear, but the destination already boasts 75 confirmed stores. http://bit.ly/1Q7n7Wd
Filemaker provides free custom app guide
FileMaker announced today the release of the first in a three-part series of free how-to guides that will lead teams through the process of building a custom app using the FileMaker Platform. FileMaker's new how-to guides provide a step-by-step process that starts with a planning cycle covering goals, requirements, functionality and usability, and run all the way through identifying user scenarios, defining requirements, addressing integration, providing security, and deployment of the final product. http://bit.ly/1o08wQh
OCZ Trion 150 SSD shifts to 15nm TLC NAND
SSD manufacturer OCZ has updated its entry-level 2.5-inch Trion 100 SSD. The new Trion 150 has similar performance to the now replaced model, and now utilizes 15nm TLC NAND. Sequential read speeds top out at 550MB/S, with 4KB random write speeds running from 25K IOPS in the 120GB model, to 64K IOPS in the 960GB version of the drive. Endurance is limited to 30TB in the 120GB, and peaks at 240TB in the 960GB version. Retail prices vary between $46 for 120GB, to $270 for the 960GB version. http://bit.ly/1nVmlyL
Google off the hook in CAPTCHA labor suit
US District Jacqueline Scott Corley has dismissed a proposed class-action suit against Google, that alleged that Google secretly was given an economic gain without user knowledge. The suit alleged, correctly, that the second word in Google's CAPTCHA service was used as a crowd-sourced word identification for Google's book-scanning project. The judge ruled that the suit as filed had no facts to support a "reasonable consumer would expect to receive compensation" for the seconds it took to complete the form, and in addition, the free Gmail account provided more than offset any labor penalty incurred by the user. http://bit.ly/1o06Cir