Best Buy expands Mac sales
Best Buy is planning to almost double the number of stores that sell Apple-branded goods, according to conversations held with company executives at the Computer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. UBS analysts say the brick-and-mortar retailer aims to expand its Mac sales to 500 stores in 2008, up from the current 270 outlets, according to AppleInsider.
Daylite 3.6 for Leopard
Marketcircle has unveiled Daylite 3.6, an update to its productivity management software, introducing Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard compatibility, and many bug fixes. After a long beta period Leopard users can finally take advantage of Marketcircle's powerful app. Also updated for Leopard compatibility is DMI 2.1, or Daylite Mail integration, which allows users to link emails, tasks, and projects to particular person, employee, or group. New users can try Daylite, DMI, or the Productivity Suite – a combination of both products – for 30 days, and can purchase the software starting from $150.
OmniGraffle 5 public beta
The Omni Group recently announced a public beta for OmniGraffle 5.0, its diagramming and concept visualization software, adding in the ability to directly open Visio VSD files. The new version uses an entirely new engine in order to increase the speed of drawing and laying out ideas, and has more powerful tools, like the standalone and connecting line tools creating bezier curves. The toolbar has also been updated, allowing for easier access to common text and object formatting tools. The beta is currently underway, and The Omni Group will sell the Standard and Professional versions for $100 and $200 respectively.