Watson, the desktop interface to Web services from Karelia Software, has been updated to version 1.6.1.
Watson is a Mac application for retrieving Web content and services. As of version 1.6, which was released last month, integration with iCal, Mac OS X’s Address Book, and El Gato Software’s EyeTV was added. Version 1.6.1 sees a new PriceGrabber tool bundled with the application. It has an updated HTTP transport mechanism to solve connectivity problems for some users. TV Listings and Movies will no longer add to non-writeable iCal calendars and there are bug fixes, as well.
“Adding a shopping comparison guide to Watson will help Macintosh users get the most value out of their online dollar,” said Lee Barth, Manager of Business Development at PriceGrabber.com. “Watson is synonymous with making Web hunts easier, and we think Watson fans will appreciate the straightforward information on products, stores and prices that we provide.”
Watson 1.6.1 is a free update to registered users. A fully functional, expiring demo is available for download. A single-user license costs US$29 and a “household” license is $39. Watson requires Mac OS X 10.1 or higher (certain features require Mac OS X 10.2.), and a full-time Internet connection is recommended.