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Konqueror for OS X
Benjamin Reed has compiled Konqueror for Mac OS X, after recently porting the KUniqueApplication class. "Considering Konqueror is a fairly complex application, it looks like we're hitting a point where apps will start getting easier to build." Currently, Konqueror binaries are not available for download, and "probably won't be for a bit until things get cleaned up more." According to Reed's blog, "next up is KOffice."
Blink II OS X support
Methodshop observes that the popular Blink II digital camera is not compatible with Mac OS X, unlike the majority of cameras that allow OS X users to "plug-n-play." SiPix, maker of the Blink II, has been contacted by Mac users, but has said it doesn't believe there is a market. Methodshop is encouraging Mac users to "prove them wrong" and express an interest in software for the camera. "All they need to do is write a few lines of code so iPhoto will recognize their products."
Slideshow Magic 2.0
Koingo Software has released Slideshow Magic 2.0, a $10 shareware utility for creating picture slideshows (with the option of an audio track): "Compile your home photo album into a slideshow and send it out! Slideshow Magic is easy enough for anyone to use, but has more than enough advanced features to keep Pro users happy (like the ability to define your export codec)." Version 2.0 adds keyboard navigation, drag & drop of folders, a new toolbar, scale/cropping options, and other changes.
dincTYPE free 2004 fonts
dincTYPE is celebrating the arrival of 2004 with a free ten-font set of some of its "greatest commercial typefaces," all with international character sets. These fonts range from retro to modern, and will be available for one week only to celebrate 2004. This is also the last week dincTYPE is offering its set of five Retro Clip Art fonts.
FCP Users gather at MWSF
The Final Cut Pro User Group Network, which consists of over 30 FCP UGs throughout the world, will hold a gathering at Macworld on January 7, beginning at 7:00PM at the Mezzanine Club in downtown San Francisco. FCP Creator and Chief Architect, Randy Ubillos will discuss Final Cut Pro 4, while Sean Cullen will talk about using FCP in the motion picture 'Cold Mountain.' There will be food and drink available and doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is first come first serve and is limited. A $5.00 donation will be requested at the door for this event and it is open to the public.
Mac.Ars on 2003
ArsTechnica has published its Mac.Ars annual year-end report. In it, Mac.Ars takes a look back at "the good, the bad, and the ugly" in 2003, and looks ahead to 2004. "2003 was a big year for Apple, and arguably its most successful in over a decade on a number of metrics." Categories of discussion include pro and consumer desktops, laptops, and "software and gadgets."
Data Recycler 50% off
For a limited time, Prosoft is offering Data Recycler for Mac OS X at 50% off (promotion code DRY004). "Once you load this software, you never have to worry about accidentally deleting files in OS X," explains the developer. Typically, deleted files cannot be recovered without professional help, but Data Recycler simplifies the task.
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