In brief: GameTap, Cardraider reviews, Office 2008 apparently backordered, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak joins SCOTTEVEST Board and RouteBuddy expands worldwide digital map coverage for Mac users ... We've posted a review of GameTap, a large online gaming site from Turner Broadcasting that boasts a huge number of games. Most of them are venerable console games in which you wasted your youth, such as Space Invaders, Galaga, Bubble Bobble, and Pac-Man. Their latest press release boasts Mac features, such as "new faster and lighter GameTap player, games launch more quickly and it is even easier to search for and discover games. The player has updated community features, such as the Buddy Hub, which makes it easier to find, talk to and play games with your friends online."
If you use a digital camera, you may want to make sure your software arsenal includes digital card recovery software, so you do not become the victim of photo-loss panic. We've posted a review of one such tool, Cardraider, which immediately found every single photo we thought we might have lost. If you can successfully recover preview-sized copies of your photos, you will then know that you can recover the original images with the full version. CardRaider is a bargain at $19.95 and simply a lifesaver when your storage card has problems.
Office 2008 apparently backordered
Readers are beginning to receive messages indicating that Office 2008 for Mac is currently on backorder and expected to ship on January 28, 2008. The message being sent to users reads: "Thank you for your recent order. The product listed below is currently out of stock. Microsoft Corp Order #20610464254 Part/Sku #FWA-00013 OFFICE MAC MEDIA EDITION 2008 EN DV The new expected ship date for your product is 1/28/2008."
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak joins SCOTTEVEST Board
A SCOTTEVEST order from Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak ultimately resulted in "The Woz" becoming a member of the SCOTTEVEST Board, uniting with other luminaries such as The North Face founder Hap Klopp. SCOTTEVEST garments have been exhibited at The Tech Museum of Innovation in Silicon Valley, The Innoventions Pavilion at Disneyland, The Oakland Museum of California, The Museum of Technology in Milan, Italy, the Cittadella Scienza in Naples, Italy, and The International Spy Museum Store in Washington, D.C.
RouteBuddy expands worldwide digital map coverage for Mac users
Welcoming the teams from CloudMade, based in London in the UK, and ML Infomap of New Delhi, India, RouteBuddy is working to offer its mapping application across a wider range of countries, as well as being the first in the field with a consumer mapping application covering both The Isle of Man and India. RouteBuddy Maps of India and The Isle of Man will be released by Q2 2008. RouteBuddy provides native Mac OS X support for Garmin, TomTom and NMEA GPS devices, and allows users to manage and display their GPS data using high-precision vector-based road maps.