OS X grabs Snapz Pro
Ambrosia Software has announced that the OS X version of the multi-featured screen capture utility Snapz Pro will be available within a few days.
Snapz Pro has been completely re-written for the new OS and contains many features not available with OS X's Grab utility, including the ability to capture movies in QuickTime.
Features new to Snapz pro X include the new Object tool that enables the user to select multiple objects and capture them in a single shot; capture of OS X's 'genie' effect and bouncing dock icons in mid-flow, or as a complete movie; and capture of full-screen iTunes visualizations and of screensavers. ...more
Microsoft denies accusations of pressuring Denmark over EU patent directive
Microsoft is trying to stamp out the fires lit by the Danish media which is reporting Bill Gates has threatened to close down a successful Microsoft-owned software house if the Danish government fails to back an EU technology patent directive.
According to Danish newspapers B?rsen and the Copenhagen Post, Bill Gates attended a meeting in November on the issue. They quote Microsoft Chief legal counsel Marianne Wier, who claims that in a conversation with Denmark's prime minister Fogh Rasmussen, Gates said: 'If I'm going to keep my development centre in Denmark, it demands that there must be a clarification of rights issues. ...more
Nokia invites developers to meet Mobile Challenge
Fancy getting your mug shot on advertising hoardings across the land? This is the possible treat awaiting winners of the latest coding challenge.
Nokia has joined the ranks of other companies concentrating on 'developers, developers, developers'. Its 'Mobile Challenge' consists of a number of contests to build applications using MIDP Java and also the Symbian OS. ...more
Internet Explorer loses market share to open source upstarts
For the first time since the browser wars of the mid 1990s, Microsoft's Internet Explorer lost market share in June. According to web browser monitors WebSideStory IE's share dropped from 95.48 per cent to 94. ...more
New IE flaw could hide malicious script behind a JPG
Another flaw in IE has been discovered that could be used to dupe users into downloading scripts.
Finnish security company Secunia describes the flaw - discovered by an outfit called cyber flash - as 'moderately critical'.
The problem occurs in the way Internet Explorer 6 displays the filename of a image to be downloaded using the 'Save Picture As' command. ...more