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Infoworld: Special Report on Apple in IT
Infoworld's Special Report on Apple, says the company is making a move with Panther and the Power Mac G5. It includes four articles about how Apple enhances its IT appeal: Apple's playing in the big leagues now ("The company gets aggressive to pull in enterprise IT"); Apple's G5: More than a pretty face ("This machine may bring home the superiority of bandwidth over megahertz"); A la mode: Key Apple add-ons ("Hardware and software options from Apple and third parties"), Apple RAIDs the enterprise ("Apple's servers may be low-end, but offer solid manageability in a slick package").
Apple adds Pro/music profile on Drew Lavyne
Apple has posted a new Pro/music profile on Drew Lavyne and his CD Mastering Studio, a.l.l. digital. Lavyne is noted for his work on the mastering of Elvis Presley's international #1 hit, "A Little Less Conversation," which broke the tie for the most #1 songs in the UK with The Beatles. "I did all of the work on my G4, and have been running my studio out of my apartment for the last ten years."
Aspyr announces Splinter cell, Raven Shield
Aspyr has announced new Mac versions of Tom Clancy's game titles, due in October for Mac OS X only (and available for pre-order now). Tom Clany's Splinter cell ($50) features covert stealth-action featuring a compelling original storyline and characters inspired by the world of Tom Clancy: "You have the right to spy, steal, destroy and assassinate, to ensure that American freedoms are protected. If captured, the U.S. government will disavow any knowledge of your existence. You are Sam Fisher. You are a Splinter Cell."
Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield ($50), built on next-generation Unreal technology, offers 15 new single player missions and 6 dedicated multiplayer maps as well as 57 weapons with real-world accesories, new multiplayer modes and rules for online play: "Command an elite, multinational squad of special operatives against a hidden terrorist foe. In Raven Shield, the third installment, RAINBOW races against time to stop terror and unravel a mystery. [...] lead team RAINBOW in a desperate effort to battle a madman and foil his doomsday plot." (We have several screenshots...)
Apps: MacSOUP, FootTrack, Macabinet...
Stefan Haller's MacSOUP 2.5 ($20) is an offline reader for Usenet newsgroups and Internet e-mail. It adds support for multiple email accounts and multiple personalities, email threading, more character encodings, and other bug fixes. [Classic, OSX]
FootTrack 1.2 ($30) is a Mac OS X application that allows the home iMovie user to import, catalog, and search digital video taps via an iTunes-like interace. Version 1.2 adds Final Cut Express/Pro import, custom compression settings, and other features. [1.9MB]
Radical Breeze has released Macabinet 1.1, adding support for both left/right side docking, better support for aliases, and improved contextual menu support. The $10 shareware offers a customizable desktop "cabinent" to store/organize files. [1.1MB]
Luma Code's Key Xing 2.6.5 is a $7 shareware utility for Mac OS X which allows you to launch files, programs, folders, URLs, and AppleScripts from the keyboard. It adds preference to launch files by path or file ID and now shows file icon in the status window when launching files. [1.0MB]
form.Z 4.0g5 is the latest version of the general purpose solid and surface modeler with an extensive set of 2D/3D form manipulating and sculpting capabilities as well as drafting, rendering and walk through animation functions.
The $30 MonitorerX Pro 1.2 can record all keystrokes and take screenshots secretly in the background (both time- and keyboard-triggered). It offers full logging of each user-login and management of screenshots/keyboard activity via a separate application. [1.4MB]
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