updated 07:05 pm EDT, Thu March 13, 2008
Adobe Font Folio Essential
In brief: Rush Limbaugh gets his Mac troubleshooting issues resolved, Adobe Font Folio Essentials debuts, the Easter mEgg Hunt" hunt for Mac software has been announced, nova media cuts prices for US media residents, and an Easter icon pack for the iPhone has been released ... Rush Limbaugh's IT professional, in conjunction with an unnamed Apple Engineer has fixed Rush's recent complaints about problems in Mac OS X 10.5. Limbaugh said "Apple engineers to look at, and they found the problem. Basically, what we had to do was delete the null mail folder (that's the folder that processes all e-mail) and then we told the mail app to rebuild its internal director via terminal command, and now it is working flawlessly. So I just wanted to take a moment to thank people at Apple. I'm not going to mention the name of the engineer."
Adobe Font Folio Essentials debuts
Adobe has announced a new OpenType font collection for teaching and learning about typography. Developed in collaboration with AIGA, "Font Folio Education Essentials" allows higher education students and faculty to design and express creative ideas using OpenType. Students and faculty can create professional-quality print materials, effective websites, rich interactive experiences, and dynamic mobile content. The collection includes nearly 500 fonts, designs, and glyphs. "All fonts are OpenType format, which provides enhanced linguistic support, advanced typographic features, and true cross-platform compatibility. The collection has been assembled in collaboration with AIGA specifically to provide depth, breadth, and value for higher education."
"Easter mEgg Hunt" hunt for Mac software announced
Houdah Software has announced the "Easter mEgg Hunt", a seasonal discount for Mac users. Select Mac indie developers have joined the program, wherein articipating sites will show a banner: Spot the Eggs, get Mac Software, 20% off. This takes visitors to the "Easter mEgg Hunt" homepage. From there they start the hunt for eggs on other participating sites. Eggs are small images which link back to the "Easter mEgg Hunt" site where their contents is revealed. Each egg contains a coupon code valid for a 20% discount at 3 participating stores. The same coupon is hidden in 3 eggs placed on 3 different sites.
nova media cuts prices for US media residents
In light of the dollar's falling value against the euro, nova media decided to cut the prices for its software for US and Canadian residents. "Our webshop recognizes a customer who resides in the USA or Canada and offers prices one to one in US-Dollars instead of Euros." states Jan Fuellemann, PR spokesperson at nova media. "These customers save approximately 35% on each software purchase in comparism to the ordinary exchange rate." Nova media offers software to use mobile devices like cell phones and modems with Mac OS X. One of its products is Fone2Phone.
Easter icon pack for the iPhone
Mirye Software and Icon People have created a free Toon Bunny 3D for iPhone icon replacement pack for Easter. The icon pack accompanies the announcement that Mirye Software will publish Icon People's user experience libraries and distribute them through Mirye Software's distribution network and online store. The icon pack includes 17 replacement png graphics that are bright and cheerful and designed around the character Toon Bunny and non-religious Easter themes.