updated 02:20 am EDT, Tue August 14, 2007
In brief: Apple ranks 7th in commercial audience, a teardown of Apple's newly released jam pack for GarageBand, 3Dconnexion adds Adobe reader support, and Chronos offers a Summer sales event ... One of Apple's iPod commercials ranked 7th and 8th, respectively, in TiVo's ranking of audience size for total and time-shifted viewing in June. For total viewing, the iPod commercial ranked 7th for the May 29th showing of "House," with a rating of 10.1. All other top-ranked commercials also aired during "House," and those ahead of Apple include Wendy's Restaurant, Bank of America Consumer Services, AT&T Wireless Service, Warner Bros Oceans Thirteen Movie and Diet Coke Soft Drink.
What's in Apple's new jam pack
iCompositions has posted an analysis of the latest addition to the Jam Pack family, introduced during Apple's August 7th media event. As with past Jam Packs, "Voices" includes substantially more than the claimed "1500 royalty-free vocal loop -- 1,701 to be exact. It contains 28 software instruments, again more than Apple's claim of 20 instruments, that are divided into three categories: Choir, with 19 instruments; Percussion, with 4 instruments, and Soloist, with 5 instruments.
3Dconnexion adds Adobe reader support
3Dconnexion's SpaceNavigator 3D mouse is now supported by Adobe Acrobat Professional and Adobe Reader 8 for Mac OS X 10.4.6 and above. Mac users can now simultaneously pan and zoom 2D PDF documents as well as rotate 3D content embedded within a PDF document in either Adobe Acrobat Professional or Adobe Reader 8. The SpaceNavigator 3D mouse includes a controller cap that can be pulled, tilted or twisted to navigate both 2D and 3D content when reviewing and communicating designs, images and documentation. The SpaceNavigator Personal Edition (PE) has a suggested retail price of $59.
Chronos offers Summer sales event
Chronos has announced a special Summer Sales Event in which customers get 50% off their entire order of two or more Chronos products. The sale runs through August 19, 2007 and all Chronos products are eligible including: SOHO Organizer, SOHO Notes, SOHO Business Cards, SOHO Labels and Envelopes, SOHO Art Pack, iScrapbook and F10 Launch Studio. Customers can simply visit the online Chronos Store and enter the 'ch2007' coupon code after adding two or more products to their shopping cart.