Gmail non-Latin address support to be followed by similar Google Calendar update
Google has added support for non-Latin and accented characters in email addresses on Gmail, in an effort to improve the company's overall multi-language support. The change, which will allow users to send and receive messages to and from addresses with characters not typically used in English, will apparently also spread to Google Calendar in the future.
Restored support for Trust, Thunderbird
TranslateIt! for Mac, a tool that can translate and define text on-the-fly in all Cocoa-based Mac apps, has been reworked into a new version, called i3, that offers a new dictionary format, new text translation tool, adds a number of European localizations, improves the suggestions search engine, adds F-Script support and restores support for Thunderbird and Trust, among other improvements.
myTexts, Patent Grabber
iMusic Valet 1.0 ($12) is a media player that allows users to link songs with specific images. Users can choose to play single music files at a time or continuously play music from a specific library. The applications interface resembles an iPod and can be set to float above all other windows. Photos that are linked to songs are shown within iMusic Valet's window as the song plays. [Download - 8.7MB]
EasyBatch 1.3 ($18) provides users with a set of tools that let them scale, resize, rotate, covert, rename and add watermarks to groups of images. The application also offers options for adjusting resizing smoothness, JPEG compression, preserving EXIF data, interlacing PNG's, and more. The latest release includes a new tool for viewing EXIF data, additional scaling options, am updated interface, and various bug fixes. [Download - 0.9MB]
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PacketStream 2.5 ($25) allows quick access to a Mac's built-in network monitoring tool. A user can monitor data as it is streamed over the network allowing them to check web traffic, network bottlenecks or watch for any suspicious activity. All data is logged within the application and can be saved to a file for further analysis. In version 2.5 includes a new dock icon that changes to indicate when a network scan is running. It also uses system sounds to indicate when a scan starts and stops and allows users to copy text from the mail display window. [Download - 8.3MB]
ThinkMac Software has announced iKanji 1.0, a brand new application for learning Japanese kanji characters on a Mac. iKanji features over 2200 of the most common kanji characters as well as nearly 20,000 example words. The software is designed as a helpful tool for anyone attempting to learn Japanese, offering an intuitive, friendly interface that takes full advantage of Core Animation to provide users with an engaging experience. It features editable flash cards that can be used to learn anything from Kanji readings, English meanings of characters or stroke animations.