updated 03:00 pm EDT, Mon March 19, 2007
First Italy Apple store
In brief: MacNN has reviewed Trampoline from Old Jewel Software, the first continental Europe Apple Store is set to open on March 31st, Adobe announced that it will webcast its Creative Suite 3 launch event, and iCompositions is giving away 101 royalty-free Apple Loops. Old Jewel Software's Trampoline 2.0.2 ($20) replaces the dock functions in Mac OS X, enabling users to hold the option key and press the space bar to bring up a transparent radial menu centered under the mouse cursor. The software can activate with the press of a mouse button or custom hotkeys, and initially loads all of the same icons that are in the Mac OS X dock. Customizable features include the number of icons that appear in the menu, as well as the order in which items appear.
Apple store to open in Rome on March 31
Apple's latest store is due to open in the Roma Est mall in Rome on Saturday, March 31st. The store signals the first continental Europe Apple Store, as well as the first Apple Store in Italy.
Creative Suite 3 launch event
Adobe is celebrating the launch of its Creative Suite 3 software by holding an exclusive event in New York City, and has said it will webcast the event on March 27th. Adobe chief Bruce Chizen and other executives will outline Adobe's intentions and demonstrate Creative Suite 3's intended impact on the future of rich content, offering firsthand looks at the new titles.
Royalty-free Apple Loops giveaway
iCompositions and BeatHive.com are giving away 101 royalty-free Apple Loops in a package representing a sampling of the most popular loops sold on BeatHive's online loop marketplace. The loops cover a variety of instruments and styles, and are compatible with GarageBand as well as Logic or any other application that supports AIFF samples.