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iMac, Windows 7 timing help Apple sales
Mac desktops represented nearly half of all desktops sold at US retail shops in October, the NPD Group said in a new study. About 47.7 percent of desktop revenue was from iMacs, Mac minis or Mac Pros, an increase from 45 percent in April and a sharp surge from just 33 percent...
TiVo, Virgin form partnership for set-top boxes
DVR maker TiVo and UK-based cable provider Virgin Media on Tuesday said they have agreed on a partnership that will see TiVo develop Virgin's next-generation TV platform. TiVo will use its expertise to create a custom interface for Virgin's upcoming HD boxes. In return, Virgin...
Suite handles software distribution
FileWave has launched the fourth edition of its self-named suite, used to handle mass software distribution in corporate environments. The software supports Mac, Windows and Linux systems, and allows clients to pull down patches, customized installers and ready-to-launch apps....
Automates batch media processing
Extensis has introduced Portfolio NetMediaMAX, an add-on for Portfolio Server 9. The app allows users to automate media processing in high-volume environments. Templates are provided for a variety of common batch operations, such as file resizing and format conversion.
85 animations included from past releases
iPresentee has launched an update to its Keynote Animations package for Apple's Keynote presentations software. Version 3.0 provides a total of 115 animations, including 35 new animations and 85 carry-overs from the last release. The animations support customization of size,...
New plug-in exports presentations
BragIt has announced BragIt HTML Slideshow, a new Lightroom plug-in. Designed for web use, the app makes it possible to create a controllable slideshow with customizable descriptions or story points. It does not require any Flash plug-ins in order to work, and integrates output...
Narrows content focus
eBay has launched Deals, a second free iPhone app. Likewise meant as a companion to the eBay website, the title differs from its sibling by concentrating exclusively on auctions with no bids and less than fours remaining. Users create custom searches, which screen matching...
Source of flaws remains unknown
Some buyers of the 27-inch Core i7 iMac are receiving unusuable systems, threads on Apple's support forums indicate. In a collection of cases the systems are failing to even turn on properly, at best sounding the Mac startup chime, always failing to display anything more....
Barcode scanner works with software to gather data
IntelliScanner has released its Wine Collector mini, a software and hardware package for scanning barcodes and organizing wine collections. The scanner tracks wines based on the barcodes found on many wine bottles, while the software automatically recognizes wines, organizes...
TouchDJ enables track manipulation
Amidio has released a DJ-style MP3 mixing app for the iPhone and iPod touch, Touch DJ. The software allows users to manipulate two MP3 files and take advantage of 'Visual Mixing,' a feature which provides side-by-side graphic displays of both track waveforms. Customization...
addes support for high-resolution printers
Ashampoo has launched v2.0 of its Cover Studio software for Mac, delivering additional covers and an enhanced editor. The utility is designed to help create disc labels, covers and booklets, and supports both modern direct-to-disc printing and track importing. The upgrade...
Companies attracted to App Store offerings
The iPhone is slowly gaining momentum in the enterprise market, according to a recent report issued by TBI Research. The analysts believe employees have been a contributing factor, as many executives have first purchased iPhones for personal use before pushing the idea to their...
Mimo intros 7-inch touscreen auxiliary display
Mimo introduced what it touts as the industry's lowest priced auxiliary monitor on Monday, the 7-inch iMo Pivot Touch. It has a display with 800x480 resolution, 350cd/m2 brightness and a 400:1 contrast ratio. It can act as a secondary display for desktop computers, or as a...
Latest move in an aggressive marketing battle
Apple is set to launch two new TV ads in response to Verizon's criticism of AT&T's 3G network. Both ads focus on the iPhone's ability to maintain a voice call while simultaneously using features that require a data connection. The first sequence shows the iPhone interface as...
Defends Apple control of sales
Speaking in an interview, Phil Schiller -- Apple's senior VP of worldwide product marketing -- has responded to ongoing criticisms of the App Store approval process. A number of developers have complained that it may take weeks or months for an app to be approved. Even after...
Gartner sees PC sales back up in 2009
The economy has bounced back quickly enough that the computer business will have seen a slight boost this year, Gartner said in a study published on Monday. The analyst group estimates that shipments will have overall climbed 2.8 percent in 2009 to about 298.9 million computers....
iPhone non-exclusive helps Apple, hurts RIM
The elimination of the iPhone's exclusivity to Orange in France has resulted in "more than double" the sales of the device and dealt a blow to the BlackBerry, according to research notes issued recently. Estimates from Bernstein, Strategy Analytics and others report twice as...
MS refutes talk of NSA-made security hole
Microsoft in a response late Thursday rejected assertions that it has put in a security "backdoor" at the request of the National Security Agency. The denial comes after the NSA's information assurance lead, Richard Schaeffer, told a US Senate terrorism subcommittee that the...
Utility provides OS X remote desktop
Aqua Connect and Ashbourne Technology Group have announced a new partnership designed to provide hosted services on the Mac platform. The Aqua Connect Terminal Server previously had been unavailable as a hosted service, however the new offering will allow customers to take advantage...
T-Mobile deal may be with MetroPCS, others
T-Mobile's US branch may land a deal with another carrier to grow its network much more rapidly, a rumor maintained on Friday. Sources for the German paper Handelsblatt claimed that Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile's parent, is in the "early stages" of looking for a partner that...
Should restore support for 'hackintosh' netbooks
A workaround has been developed to restore Atom processor support in Mac OS X 10.6.2, a Russian hacker claims. The technique relies on a custom version of the Mach kernel, which must be installed using Terminal because of the need to gain root access. Once active, the kernel...
Gameloft cutting back Android game work
Gameloft today revealed that it has scaled back development of games for Android phones. The French software house made the move as just a fraction of its sales come from the Google platform: it sells 400 times more iPhone games than Android titles, the company's financial...
Layout templates can be exported to JSON format
Ringce has announced the final release of Slammer, a layout and geometry utility for Mac OS X. Designed for both graphic designers and app developers, the layout tool can be used for creating blueprints, customizing borders and size presets, or saving and exporting templates....
Dell hurt by Acer, corporate fears
Dell today posted disappointing results for its latest quarter ended in October. The company saw its year-over-year revenue drop 15 percent to about $12.9 billion and its net income drop even further, falling 54 percent to $337 million. Both decreases were blamed on poor results...
Display update addresses iSight problems
Apple has released two new software updates, beginning with a firmware update for the 24-inch LED Cinema Display. The update fixes an error with the built-in iSight camera, which may not be detected as intended by some programs. Downloaders must have an Intel Mac, as well...
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