updated 05:10 pm EDT, Thu August 16, 2007
TechExpo, DEFCON free
In brief: We review the Fujitsu ScanSnap s500m, fmDataguard is available to all at DevCon pricing, the TechExpo will be free for one day during Photoshop World, DEFCON will be free to play for a long weekend, and SmileOnMyMac is offering a back-to-school discount ... We've posted a review of the Fujitsu ScanSnap s500m, a compact and solid document scanner that makes it just as easy to scan and store documents as it is to store photos in iPhoto or songs in iTunes. The ScanSnap connects via a provided USB cable and uses Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard and the ScanSnap Manager software, which ship on separate CDs. ScanSnap Manager requires Mac OS X 10.2 and a PowerPC G4 800MHz or higher with a PowerPC G5 1.6 GHz or higher recommended. The fact that this scanner comes with a full version of Acrobat 7.0 Standard makes it a great value.
fmDataguard available at DevCon pricing
fmDataGuard, which provides the technological basis for regulatory compliance, logs all data changes and allows for instant data rollback or quick recovery from a crash or corruption, is now available to all developers at special DevCon pricing. Available immediately through Friday, August 17, 2007, FileMaker DevCon Show Special Pricing on fmDataGuard is $1000 for a server license (regularly US$1250/server); $1480 per application for a vertical application developer license (regularly US$1850/application); or $120 per user for a single user license (regularly $150/user). fmDataGuard requires FileMaker Pro 8.5 or higher and FileMaker Server 8.0v4 or higher.
TechExpo free for one day during Photoshop World
Organizers of Photoshop World Conference and Expo, scheduled Sept. 6-8 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Convention Center in Las Vegas, will be opening its Tech Expo to the public for one day only on Friday, Sept. 7 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. A free Tech Expo pass ($20 value) can be downloaded in advance. The Photoshop World Tech Expo showcases the latest Photoshop, digital imaging, and design related products and services. Exhibitors include Adobe, Microsoft, Epson, Canon, Dell, Wacom, Corel, Xerox, Nikon, CDW, FujiFilm USA, Office Depot, iStockphoto, onOne software, B&H Photo, Lensbabies, Digital Film Tools, Hill & Usher, eFrontier, and Microtek.
DEFCON freeplay weekend
Introversion Software and Ambrosia Software announced today its plans for a DEFCON freeplay long-weekend in conjunction with the Penny Arcade Expo. The event will take place on Friday, August 24th at 18:00 GMT and run until Monday, August 27th at 06:00 GMT. During this time, DEFCON will be free for all to play. DEFCON is an online, competitive, multiplayer strategy game simulating global thermonuclear war. To take part in the DEFCON freeplay weekend download the free trial. For this limited period, the usual demo restrictions will be lifted.
SmileOnMyMac back-to-school discount
SmileOnMyMac, developer of productivity software for Mac OS X, has announced a special Back-To-School discount. Students and faculty receive a 40% discount on purchases made at the online SmileOnMyMac Education Store through September 4, 2007. The education discount is normally 30%. Purchasers will be asked for school information to verify eligibility for the educational discount when shopping through the education store.