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Secure.CC releases eShox 1.5 update
Secure.CC has released eShox 1.5, a significant update in its Mac OS X ecommerce solution that includes multiple languages, a help system, and mShox/eShox features consolidation. Language support has been added for French, Dutch and Italian. Also added is support for the euroConex Clikpay payment gateway, the Kagi payment gateway, and the Authorize.net AIM payment method.
Radeon 9700 bests GF4 in testing
Bare Feats has published performance statistics comparing the recently released ATI Radeon 9700 Pro to nVidia GeForce4 Titanium. The Radeon's advantage becomes especially apparent at the most demanding Quake3 Arena test. "ATI Technology's Radeon 9700 Pro takes the Quake3 frame rate bragging rights away from the GeForce4 Titanium," the review concludes.
Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead Demo
Aspyr Media has published a demo of Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead. "Players will assume the role of Sgt. Jack Barnes as he endures the final months of World War II, from Operation Overlord to the Battle of the Bulge and culminating with the fall of Berlin," says Aspyr, "Spearhead combines nine expansive single-player levels with over 12 new multiplayer maps and includes new locations, new weapons, and new soldiers."
Apple Consolidating .Mac & Apple ID
Apple has informed customers with Apple IDs and .Mac accounts that on April 10th the company will implement a unified Web login database. The .Mac login information will override the Apple ID username and password. For users with matching logins, the .Mac password will override the Apple ID password. "Additionally, if your .Mac account included your billing information and your Apple ID did not, your 1-Click accounts are now populated with your .Mac billing information," Apple says. If you'd prefer not to use the same billing information for .Mac and your Apple ID account, 1-Click billing information can be modified at any time.
Dracosoft releases Cube It! video game
Dracosoft this morning released Cube It! 1.0, a "fast-paced fun world of cubes and colors" themed after the de Stijl art style. It is priced at $10; a 60-minute trial is available for free. [Download - Classic, OS X]
Apps: F10, Clipboard Scripts, KeyStrokes...
Chronos today released F10 Launch Studio 1.1, an update to its launcher utility for Mac OS X. Version 1.1 fixes several minor bugs and adds two new features: a 'Switch & Hide' hot key makes it easy to keep the proliferation of windows on the screen to a minimum, and the ability to completely customize hot key combinations. F10 Launch Studio is $30. [Download - 2.8MB]
Automated Workflow has posted Clipboard Scripts, a collection of 20 AppleScripts that can be used to improve everyday system efficiency. "Clipboard Scripts" utilize the clipboard in OS X to perform specialized tasks. After copying text to the clipboard, users can trigger these AppleScripts to add prefixes and suffixes to each paragraph, sort paragraphs, extract URLs, remove HTML tags, and so on. A five-script "Clipboard Scripts" package is available as freeware; the complete package of all 20 scripts is available for as little as $5. [Download - Freeware form]
KeyStrokes 3.0, a major update to the only fully-functional on-screen keyboard solution for Mac OS X, is scheduled for release in May and will include a "revolutionary" new word prediction engine. "This is not the earlier planned port of the word prediction engine used in KeyStrokes 2," cautions the developer. Version 3.0 will cost $200 for new users, and will be free to owners of prior version.
Pro Tools 6.0.1 is a free update to the audio editing suite for Mac OS X. The update corrects a "NeoAccess" error; adds the ability to read/write embedded comments in AIFF and generic WAV files; introduces a command to a command to copy the Mac OS X Finder comments to the Database comments field of a DigiBase Catalog; and corrects a '9014' error with Mbox. [Download - form]
Koingo Software has released version 4.1.2 of Password Retriever, an update that includes a complete overhaul of the core as well as "many code optimizations." The update is free to owners of previous versions. Password Retriever lets you store and categorize passwords for "everything from your voice mail to your countless e-mail accounts." [Download - 963KB]
HotApp 1.7.3 and HotAlias 1.5 are now available from TrufSoft for Mac OS X. The new releases introduce expanded support for file and application tracking. HotAlias is a simple multiple document launcher; HotApp is a utility application that let you control various elements of Mac OS X directly from the keyboard. [Download - HotApp, HotAlias]
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