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Paragon Software has launched several dictionaries for Mac OS X including the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, Eleventh Edition; the Concise Oxford Thesaurus; the Oxford Russian Dictionary; and the Oxford German Dictionary, Third Edition. Sound modules are provided for over 20,000 words, allowing users to hear pronunciations from English, Spanish, German, French and Italian native speakers.
Matterform Media has launched Time Tagger 1.2, updating the time-tracking application with new tools for producing clean layouts using a 'snap-to grid' function. Improved navigation capabilities allow for quick tag selection using a mouse. The software uses a tag system for starts and stops -- users create tags for a client, job or task, and then simply click it to start or stop tracking.
FMWebschool's FMTouch software for the iPhone has won a FileMaker Excellence Award from a pool of over 1200 members. The app will be offered at a 60 percent discount to celebrate the win. FMTouch allows users to load FileMaker databases onto an iPhone or iPod touch. Guides for style, scripting and calculations can be used to create new databases. The resulting database is then iPhone-ready and stored directly on the device, providing full access even without an Internet connection.
Apple's may have deliberately mislead the Federal Communications Commission, according to Kevin Duerr, a developer of one of the Google Voice-related applications removed from the App Store. The developer believes the company is lying and suggests that were Apple's
A weekend demo campaign at Best Buy stores has inadvertently betrayed Microsoft's plans to offer third-party app support for the Zune HD. A visitor briefly given control of the player by a representative has captured footage (shown after the jump) of a conspicuous "apps" menu item alongside music and made it clear the production player can download and install third-party software. The in-store unit's Wi-Fi was "blocked," however, and made it impossible to enter that section and see whether a true store is available and what titles are complete.