updated 05:10 pm EDT, Fri April 25, 2008
KORE 2 Workshop dates
In brief: We have a review of FileMaker's Bento, dates for the KORE 2 workshop tour have been announced, Zerofractal Studios has debuted Tree3D, European Country Keynote themes are available, and 1 million copies of Parallels have been sold ... We have posted a review of FileMaker's Bento. In Bento, you choose customizable forms and a number of containers, each with a specific use. Bento veers away from the more technical database jargon and refers to its databases as Collections in a library and compares them with iTunes playlists. Text entry boxes still use the term fields, like its big brother FileMaker, but Bento includes templates so that you can skip the frustrating design process completely.
KORE 2 workshop tour announced
Native Instruments today announced an upcoming KORE 2 workshop tour for US and Canada. Starting on May 29th. On 11 dates in different cities, NI product specialists will demonstrate the unique musical workflow of KORE 2, and how to integrate its functionality in different studio and stage setups. Workshop topics include: Introduction to KORE 2, efficient usage of the KoreSound database, sound design and preset morphing, host automation and plugin management, as well as live use as a performance instrument. Locations include San Francisco, Miami, Atlanta and New York.
Zerofractal Studio offers Tree3D
Tree3D is a papervision 3D based tree component for ActionScript 3 with a twist. Developed by Zerofractal Studio, Tree3D offers Flash developers afunctional spatial tree, that combines horizontal navigation for the current level and cascading items for its hierarchy. Current level items are always facing the camera, with a horizontal navigation, while sub items cascade in front. You can also access all items and sections without loosing track of them with the help of a "bread-crumb" system. The tool is priced at $30.
European country Kyenote themes available
Keynote Theme park has released a new set of presentation themes including Nation Elements Europe. Nation Elements are collections of country border shapes, flags, aqua flag orbs, reflective overlays, national symbols and accent fills. Plus standardized location maps for 55 individual countries and territories of Europe. "The graphic elements are ideal for defining presentation material with a national look and are invaluable for creating charts, tables, compositing presentation backgrounds and video sequences for export. The individual elements also work well with the other iWork applications, Pages and Numbers."
1 million copies of Parallels sold
Parallels Inc. has announced that it has sold its 1,000,000th copy of Parallels Desktop for Mac. "Since we started talking, its been really amazing to see the impact that Parallels Desktop has had on not just the Mac market, but on the personal computer/desktop computer market as a whole. [...] Our milestone is a clear indicator that the ability to use 'Windows on a Mac' has played a significant role in Apple's huge renaissance with consumer and businesses. It's been a great ride bringing the two worlds together, and a ton of fun leading the market. We don't have any plans of slowing down," said a Parallels spokesperson.