updated 08:00 pm EST, Fri February 22, 2008
N.E.D. tutorial-video 2.0
In brief: There's now a way to constantly monitor Apple Store status, N.E.D. tutorial-video 2.0 has been released, a new mail service has debuted for the iPhone, and Chronos is offering leap year specials ... pingdom as developed a banner and code combination that will show the current status of the Apple store -- usually a harbinger of product announcements. The creators say "As the whole Mac community knows, when Apple Store goes down for maintenance, there is a good chance that Apple is about to release something new or update an existing product. To spare you the trouble of constantly keeping an eye on the Apple Store, we here at Pingdom have set up monitoring of the US Apple Store status, and also created a small banner that will show its current status."
N.E.D. tutorial-video 2.0 released
macProVideo.com has released Version 2.0 of the popular N.E.D. tutorial-video player (Nonlinear Educating Device). This release features a completely redesigned, one-window interface with new tutorial management features including 'Tutorial-Flow' browsing of all titles in your library, a unified keyword search function that now searches all tutorials installed on your system, and enhanced key commands like classic "J, K, & L" playback control of videos. N.E.D. 2 makes full use of the Apple Remote. Use the Apple remote to navigate tutorials from the comfort of your couch, or connect your computer to a projector to add videos to presentations and classroom lectures.
Email service goes iPhone
MailCurve has launched its mobile email service for iPhone users, allowing them to uniquely control which senders emails get copied through to their Apple handset. MailCurve's creator, Brian McAlpin, calls their filtering technique and mobile user interface "Refined Email"... "Mobile email is usually extended, secondary email of some kind, so it's a great opportunity to make it your best, refined email... instead of trying to determine what types of mail to reject, you choose the only senders allowed to even reach your iPhone, with MailCurve ". A one year subscription to MailCurve is $34, after a free two week trial.
Chronos Leap Year specials
Chronos is offering some leap year specials on its software products. The first special offer is being made available to the general public a: Get 50% off the retail price of your entire order of two or more Chronos products. Simply visit the online Chronos Store and enter the "leap2008" coupon code after adding two or more products to your shopping cart. The second special offer: get 50% off the regular retail price of any Chronos product. Simply visit the online Chronos Store and enter the "thanks2008" coupon code after adding ONE product to your shopping cart.