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NAV 8.0.3 available via LiveUpdate
Symantec has released Norton Anti-Virus 8.0.3 via the application's built-in LiveUpdate feature. One user reports that the "NortonAutoProtect" component has been updated on his system; no official release notes have been made public. Update: Norton Anti-Virus 8.0.3 adds Mac OS X 10.2 support to the virus protection software.
Extensis updates font manager for 10.2
Extensis today announced an update to Suitcase -- its font manager for Mac OS 9/X -- that delivers full Mac OS X 10.2 compatibility. Version 10.1.2 is a free update for registered owners; it does not bring any enhancements -- beyond "Jaguar" compatibility -- to the $50 suite.
Verbatim unveils \"ultra-speed\" 24x CD-RWs
Verbatim today announced the availability of new 16-24x "ultra-speed" re-writable CDs. Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Verbatim's parent company, developed a new recording technology called "Advanced-SERL" (Advanced Super Eutectic Recording Layer), which makes the high-speed recording possible. With the 24x re-writable discs, Macintosh and PC users will be able to record entire 650MB CDs in about three minutes.
Seagull Video Player: create video playlists
Trinfinity software has released Seagull Video Player v2.2 for Mac OS 9 & X, its application for creating video playlists. The update allows users to start playing from anywhere in a playlist and to reorder a playlist by dragging videos to new positions; the price is $20. [Classic, OS X]
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WebEx for OS X available tomorrow
The final version of WebEx for Mac OS X will be available tomorrow, along with the following deal: a onetime set-up fee of only $1000 with 4 seats/ports for $200 per seat per month, one free month of service and 4 additional seats/ports for the first 3 months. The offer expires tomorrow at 5PM PST.
PowerBook G3 screen service now available
MacResQ has announced a new PowerBook G3 screen repair program. The new service offers PowerBook G3 owners an affordable way to replace scarred screen polarizers, as opposed to buying a new screen entirely. "The marks result from the LCD screen coming into contact with the PowerBook's keyboard when the lid is closed. Oil from the user's fingertips transfers from the keyboard to the screen, leaving the unsightly marks." The service is $300 and includes overnight pickup and delivery and the new PowerPad screen protector to prevent further problems.
Netscape 7 introduces tabbed browsing, more
Netscape 7.0 is a significant update to Netscape Communications' free mainstream Web browser, email manager and IM client. Version 7.0 introduces several features found in the Mozilla project -- the open-source sister project to Netscape -- such as tabbed browsing. [Classic, Mac OS X]
Constrictor 2.2: screen shot app for OS X
Constrictor 2.2 is a screen shot utility for Mac OS X. The $10 application is now a smaller size, features bug fixes and more. 11 different localizations are available, including English and Japanese.
Jaguar Special Report updated with more info
We've added links and downloads for a new wireless driver, a Windows keyboard utility, and updated HP Deskjet printer drives to our Jaguar Special Report. Yesterday we added links to FAXstf, Thursby's DAVE 4.0, and other compatibility reports.
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Mail Forward forwards Web accounts via SMTP
Mail Forward 2.3 is a $15 shareware e-mail forwarding application for Microsoft Hotmail, Yahoo web mail, and standard POP mail accounts. It now includes support for forwarding for Yahoo web mail accounts and adds improved online help, which is now viewable via the Apple Help Viewer. A beta version for OS X is also available. [Classic, OSX]
VGA Extractor works with new Power Macs
Dr. Bott today announced that its VGA Extractor for ADC is compatible with the Radeon 9000 Pro, NVIDIA GeForce4 MX, and NVIDIA GeForce4 Titanium video cards that ship in the new dual processor Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors) and also announced that that the device is compatible with Mac OS 10.2 "Jaguar". The $35 driver-less device allows the ADC port on these cards to drive a standard analog display.
Gefen upgrades ex-tend-it USB Switcher
Gefen today announced its upgraded ex-tend-it USB Switcher, a cross-platform switch that offers access to two computers from a single analogy monitor, USB Keyboard, and mouse. The $300 unit now uses new SMT technology that allows for a slimmer, more streamlined look and feel. As a result, the unit requires just one rack level and is able to better fit in most professional user workstations.
CandyBar offers OS X customization
Panic and The Iconfactory have unveiled CandyBar, an "easy, safe, and surprisingly fun way to customize the icons of many MacOS X icons, including toolbar, folders and the trash can. CandyBar transforms the MacOS X user experience through a simple drag and drop interface, which is logically grouped into icon categories." It is $13 shareware.
Lexmark ships Z55se Color Jetprinter
Lexamrk has announced the Lexmark Z55se Color Jetprinter, which will replace the Z55 Color Jetprinter. It offers print resolution of 4800 x 1200 dots per inch (dpi) on photo paper, inkjet paper and transparencies as well as 4800 x 600 dpi on plain paper. Other features include print speeds of up to 17 ppm in black and up to 13 ppm in color, three picoliter microfine color drop size, USB and parallel connectivity, and Windows/Mac/Linux compatibility. It is $130 and available immediately.
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