Macworld Expo News Roundup: Friday

Are you wondering what events and products are making the news at Expo? Read below for summaries of Expo-related news. We will be updating this page continuously throughout Friday, July 18, 2002.

Last Updated: 12:25 p.m. PDT, Friday, July 19, 2002.

SoHo Store So Large: Apple debuted its newest store this week. MacCentral was there. Click here to read more.

Clicks for Flicks: One of the facets of interactive software is the ability to interact with objects within video content. VideoClix for Mac OS X makes that happen Click here to read more.

Get the Firmware: Those who already own iPods will be able to take advantage of iTunes 3 as part of a firmware update next month. Click here to read more.

Built for Speedy Upgrades: Jaguar will have 150 new features, a number that is impressive given the speed with which they've been developed and implemented in an operating system. Click here to read more.

Little Things Mean a Lot: The newest model of the iMac has a host of new, relative small features, such as a slimmer display and a change in system fonts. Click here to learn more.

Order Your Applications Around: MacSpeech has announced ScriptPaks for QuarkXPress and iTunes; ScriptPaks are plug-ins that add application-specific commands to the company's popular iListen program. Click here to read more.

3D in QT: Kaydara Inc. has announced the release of an FBX component for QuickTime 6. FBX is a widely used format utilized by 3D developers, so the new component gives users the ability to view and manipulate 3D content in this common format format using QuickTime Player. Click here to read more.

Meet QuickStream DV: MCE Technologies, LLC debuted QuickStream DV, a portable digital video capture and storage solution that can be used to record simultaneously alongside a camera's videotape, recording up to 4.5 hours of continuous uninterrupted video. Click here to read more.

Avid in the Big Apple: Avid announced that Tekserve, a well-known Mac reseller and service center located in Manhattan, is now authorized to sell Avid's Xpress DV 3.5, an entirely software-based digital video editing system. Click here to read more.

More Maya: Alias|Wavefront released a new version of Maya for Mac OS X, a 3D animation software, that synchronizes the Mac version of the software with its counterparts on other hardware platforms. Click here to read more.

OS X Gets Graffiti: Graphics technology company BorisFX announced this week that Boris FX, Boris GRAFFITI, and Boris CONTINUUM Complete will all be coming to OS X. Click here to read more.

OS X Gets Animated: Animation:Master, a tool set that assists animators in storytelling, expects to release an OS X version by the end of the year. Click here to read more.

Creature Feature: Harman Multimedia's Creatures, a three-piece speaker system (subwoofer and two satellites) with an organic, science fiction design, made its debut on the Expo show floor. Click here to read more.

Fresh Features for Font Reserve: DiamondSoft announced a Mac OS X client, slated to ship in the third quarter of the year. The client is free to current Font Reserve Server users. Click here to read more.

Music on the Mac: Finale 2003, a music notation software tool, was released at Expo. The latest version includes advanced music scanning technology that purportedly lets musicians more easily and quickly scan sheet music. Click here to read more.

Military Games on the Mac: Ghost Recon and its Desert Siege expansion pack will be coming to the Macintosh. The game is a squad-based 3D military combat, brought to you by the same people who created Rainbow Six and Rogue Spear. Click here to read more.

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