Mar 30

Software: DEVONagent 2.0

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DEVONtechnologies LLC has announced the release of DEVONagent 2.0, its intelligent Internet research assistant. DEVONagent 2.0 is immediately available as a Universal Binary for $49.95.

New features include a redesigned user interface, an AI-based topics visualizer map, enhanced search functionality, new scanner plugins, and enhanced automation features as well as an expanded AppleScript dictionary.

DEVONagent 2.0 requires OSX 10.3.9 or 10.4.

Look for a review of DEVONagent 2.0 here on MacHELP in the coming weeks.

Mar 29

Final Cut Studio 5.1 Now Shipping

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Apple is now shipping Final Cut Studio 5.1, a Universal Binary version of the software suite. Price remains unchanged at $1299; upgrading to the Universal Binary version from the non-UB version will cost $49.

Mar 24

Five Years of Mac OS X

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Ars Technica has a good article up about Mac OS X’s fifth birthday and the road from the second developer release up to 10.4.5.

Mar 17

NetNewsWire 2.1 Beta

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My favorite RSS reader for the Mac, NetNewsWire, has been updated. NetNewsWire 2.1b16 has been released as the first public beta of the upcoming 2.1 release. I’m a member of the beta-testing group and have been very impressed with this version.

Mar 17

Apple Software Updates

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Apple has released a number of software updates in the past few days:

Mar 16

Windows XP now runs on Intel Macs

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The contest has been won, and the solution has been posted with instructions on how to install Windows XP on an Intel-based Macintosh.

Mar 10

Apple EOLs the 20″ iMac G5

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According to this MacWorld.co.uk article, Apple has officially End-of-Lifed the 20-inch iMac G5.

Mar 10

New Software Announcements

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I’ve gotten a number of software press releases in the past few days. Equinux has released version 1.2.1 of MediaCentral, its free equivalent of Apple’s Front Row software. Version 1.2.1 is now a Universal Binary and supports the Apple remote control. Their APC Tracker v4.3 software for interfacing with an APC UPS is now available as a Universal Binary and adds new features. XtraLean Software announced the availability of their ShutterBug 2.0 Beta, their photo management software (now also a Universal Binary).

Mar 07

WWDC 2006 scheduled for August

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Apple has moved the dates for its World Wide Developer Conference 2006 to August 7-11. WWDC is held in San Francisco, California, and normally happens in June.

Mar 03

HD video playback on the Intel Core Mac mini

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According to this post on MacDailyNews, the Intel Core Duo-based Mac mini can play back 1080p h.264 video just fine with its Intel GMA950 integrated graphics.