Pocket Sevens announced Wednesday a new Mac app called Conspire, a collaborative whiteboard solution that allows users to connect to other Conspire users and share their whiteboard session. Users can draw, erase, add, and edit text to their whiteboard space, with those changes showing on every user's whiteboard.
Research in Motion unveiled details for its long-awaited BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac software. The company has posted detailed screenshots and information on how the software will work for Mac users and what kind of features they can expect. Without offering specifics, RIM said that the release is, "just around the corner."
Celmaro announced Friday a public beta release of Minco, a new time tracking solution for the Mac. Celmaro is building Minco around iCal integration, allowing users to access the app through a menubar pulldown menu in any app that also supports iCal. Users can also have their time tracking automatically written to iCal, allowing the info to be shared.
Psystar reasserted its claims that Leopard and Snow Leopard copyright-related issues should be dealt with in court independently in its response to Apple's motion to dismiss the unauthorized Mac clone maker's recent case filing in Florida. Apple and Psystar have been battling in U.S. District Court in California over whether or not the PC maker can build and sell Mac clones for months, but the clone maker added a new wrinkle to the case when it started the legal process over again with a new filing in Florida.
Snow Leopard sales "far exceed" the sales of Leopard and Tiger in the first two weeks of availability compared to the first two weeks of availability when the earlier operating system upgrades were released, according to NPD Group. Not only was the first week substantially better for Snow Leopard sales, the firm said that sales fall-off for the second week was only 25%, compared to 60% for Leopard and Tiger.
Cocoatech announced over the weekend an update for Path Finder to version 5.5. Path Finder is the company's Finder replacement for Mac OS X, and Cocoatech said that the code bases for Leopard and Snow Leopard versions of the software had grown so divergent that development would be split going forward. Version 5.5 is for Snow Leopard only, and includes mostly bug fixes.
Apple updated its Xsan software to version 2.2 for Leopard and Snow Leopard on Monday. The update includes support for 64-bit hardware (for Snow Leopard only), new features, improved performance, and a security patch.
friedEgg Limited announced Tuesday the release of friedEgg Touch 1.4, an update to the data analysis tool that adds support for QuickLook, Spotlight, and Snow Leopard. The company also said there are performance improvements in the release, as well as bug fixes.
MacRailSoft announced Friday the release of RailModeller 3.1.6, an update to the model train and slot car layout design tool for the Mac. The new version makes it easier to manage flextrack, as well as several user-requested features. [Update: This article has been updated to note that RailModeller 3.1.6 will run on Snow Leopard. - Editor]
Toon Boom Animation Inc. announced Thursday the release of Flip Boom Classic 3, an update for the company's animation tool designed for kids 6 and up. The new version includes several new features, new controls, the ability to export directly to iPod and iPhone, and more.
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