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Mac support for U.S. GPRS networks
nova media today release Mobile High Speed for Mac OS 2.7, a $100 software package that offers sophisticated GPRS connection management for T-Mobile, AT&T and Cingular networks in the U.S. The software automatically sets up a GPRS connection with all necessary settings already in place. It includes GPRS settings for more than 130 networks worldwide and supports Bluetooth, Infrared, USB and PC Card modem connections and most phone models by Motorola, Nokia, Siemens and SonyEriccson. It is compatible with Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.
Apps: Moho, DockFun!, Workstrip, Imagebuddy
Moho 4.0 is a 2D vector-based cartoon animation application, which provides a complete set of tools to create an animated cartoon, including those for drawing, painting, keyframe animation and multi-layer compositing and output of QuickTime and AVI movie files (as well as streaming Flash animations). Version 4.0 features graphical animation curves, batch rendering, audio support, keyframe scaling, resizable projects, object naming, and other enhancements. The $100 application is available for Mac OS X. [3.7MB]
Kepmad Systems has released ImageBuddy 2.7.0, an update to its photo printing program for both Classic & OSX. It adds side by side image compare and transparent text watermarks. ImageBuddy ($17 shareware) also integrates with iPhoto using Drag & Drop to greatly expand ots printing options. [Classic, OSX]
John MacDonnell's DockFun! 3.5, an update to his multi-dock application, has been rewritten in Cocoa, has an improved interface, adds full customization of the dock menus, incorporates a new help system, and a dock inspector that offers easy access to each docks settings. DockFun! is $15 shareware and offers the ability to set-up up different docks for different working environments.
Workstrip X 2.5 is a system-wide productivity tool offered as an advanced customizable alternative to the Dock. It offers multiple workspaces, instant file previews, file/URL/folder tracking, bookmarks, and flexible auto-hide options. The update adds rearrangment and exclusion options, multi-sized previews, icon tints, file/folder management, Word/Excel preview feedback, and a trash icon in the menu bar. A demo of the $40 shareware is available. [Classic]
Apple promos offered to education market
Apple has extended its Brighten Your Holidays promo to the education market, offering $99 the purchase of any new Mac and an HP DeskJet 3820 or 5550 printer before January 7, 2003. It is also offering $50 off any 700MHz eMac (without a SuperDrive) as part of its Jingle Bells and Whistles promo. Pricing starts at $950 and the promo runs through December 28th. Both mail-in rebates require that the purchases be made on the same invoice. (Several days we noted Apple's 'X on campus' promo for the education market that bundles RAM with the purchase of Mac OS X.)
Speech apps get updated: LiSA, Voicebox
Voice Box 1.1, an update that adds full AppleScript support to the $10 speech utility, allows your Mac to speak text as you type, save the text out as a spoken sound file, and modify the voices using pitch and rate. [194KB]
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