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Briefly: PCalc sale, Mac Sever Series to be updated

updated 11:00 pm EDT, Mon May 11, 2009

Live iPhone band show

In brief: The advanced calculator iPhone application, PCalc, is now on sale for $5. This is a 50% discount from the applications usual price and will only last for a limited time. Macminicolo has announced that it will be updating its Mac Server Series. The new series will include video guides that can help set up a Mac server using a Mac Mini and OS X Leopard. Meanwhile, the band FeelAbout recently performed one of their original tracks live at a concert in Israel using iPhones and iPod touch devices as the instruments. The group used guitar, piano, drum and bass applications that are available in the App Store to recreate their song Follow Me Down.

TLA Systems, developers of the PCalc iPhone application, have announced that their application is currently on sale for $5, half of its usual price. PCalc is an advanced calculator that includes additional features not found in the iPhone's default calculator. It includes an RPN mode, an extensive set of unit conversions, a paper tape, engineering and scientific notation, as well as support for hexadecimal, octal and binary calculations.

Macminicolo has announced that it is starting a new Mac Server Series on building up a Mac server. The guides will cover topics such as setting up a server, running a website or multiple websites, and running a file server. The series is a follow up to one that was done a few years ago and includes new information on using more recent hardware and software. The series shows how to set up a Mac mini running OS X Leopard and includes links to free and inexpensive software that can be used. The first video should be posted soon and anyone interested can sign up to receive email notifications, subscribe to the Far Away RSS Feed or follow Macminicolo on Twitter to see when videos are posted.

A YouTube video has recently been posted that shows the band FeelAbout performing their song Follow Me Down using only iPhones and iPod touch devices. The band consisted of four instrumentalists running applications that are available in the App Store along with a vocalist. The guitarist was using iShred ($5), the pianist was using Mini Piano (free) and the drummer and bass player were both using Band ($4). This is a small example of the capabilities that the App Store has provided for iPhone users and developers.




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