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Business Center Briefs: Jumsoft overhauls Keynote themes collection

Jumsoft's updated collection of slideshow themes includes new versions of Keynote Themes FX, Keynote Backgrounds FX, Keynote Objects FX, and Keynote Animations FX. Elsewhere, the makers of Doc Merge, RealBasic, and PopChar X announced updates for their Mac applications.

Runtime Revolution 4.0 offers new Web-authoring option

The latest version of this cross-platform software-creation environment allows developers to deploy apps directly to the Web.

C4 notes: Pizza and pie shakes

Jason Snell reports on the C4 conference, with provocative speakers, deep-dish Chicago pizza, and pie shakes.

Mac News Briefs: Vectorworks 2010 products unveiled

Nemetschek North America released the 2010 versions of its Vectorworks line of design software, including Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks.

Apple releases Java update for Leopard

Apple has released a Java update for Mac OS X Leopard that patches a number of security vulnerabilities in the cross-platform technology.

TextWrangler 3.0 overhauls FTP support, improves search

The latest update to Bare Bones Software's free text editor, TextWrangler 3.0, significantly reworks FTP support and improves its search capabilities.

Unity game engine for iPhone offers 3x performance boost

The Unity game engine for the iPhone provides up to a 3x performance improvement and a host of other changes in its new 1.5 release.

Mac News Briefs: CrumplePop releases ShrinkRay for Final Cut

ShrinkRay -- offered for free for the next week -- uses tilt-shift photographic techniques to make large scenes appear tiny. Also, ProVue released Track Magic Pro, an OS X-based analysis tool for Ruby on Rails applications, while SmileOnMyMac updated PDFpen.

Mac News Briefs: Real Software releases Visual Basic migration tool

VB Migration Assistant lets programmers move applications from Visual Basic to Real's RealBasic cross-platform development application. Also, the Mac version of Cram is out; Vemedio released an iPhone companion to its Snowtape utility for controlling Internet radio playback; and Kodak announced five new point-and-shoot cameras.

WebGL promises to bring hardware-accelerated graphics to the Web

WebGL is a new open standard proposed by the same group that manages the OpenGL specification.

OpenGL 3.2 released

The Khronos Group has announced the release of OpenGL 3.2, a new version of the 2D and 3D graphics specification Apple uses in Mac OS X.

Runtime Revolution goes to the Web

Runtime Revolution has introduced RevMedia 4.0, a new Web-based programming environment.

Primera offers Mac SDK for disc burning printers

Primera is offering Mac developers the tools they need to support Primera's line of Bravo disc printers in their own applications.

Mac News Briefs: Navicat Premium manages different database servers

The latest version of PremiumSoft's database administration tools lets users manage different kinds of database servers from one application. Also, BBEdit and Invoices underwent updates, while iPresentee released new Keynote themes.

Mac News Briefs: iFinance 3 out of beta

iFinance 3 has been rewritten from the ground up, according to developer Synium Software. Also, Xcode, AutoCorrectXT, and Adium all saw updates on Monday.