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MacEdition Pro News : December 7, 2001: Searching, connecting, changing

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If fictional detectives aren’t really your thing

What are you going to do when you want to search the Web, but you just have to do it in French, Italian, German or one of several other languages? Well, the folks from Sockho Software say, "Use SockhoEasyFind." They also say this:

SockhoEasyFind is a native MacOS X application (built for MacOS X) available in 6 languages (French, English, Italian, Spanish, German, Japanese) which makes searching on the Internet an easy task.

It does simultaneous searches on six popular search engines using the language of your choice (French, English, Italian, Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese, Danish, Norwegian).

When you’re ready to use the program, just click on the strip that will appear on the side of the screen, enter the word(s) to search and press enter.

You can also select some text in any MacOS X native application and do Apple Key + 6.

SockhoEasyFind is available at http://www.sockho-software.com/english/index.html.

You can take it with you

The Dr. Bott folks just don’t know when to stop (and it’s a good thing, too). They want you to know about the Auto Charger for iPod(tm) and the iPod(tm) Connection Kit:

Dr. Bott’s Auto Charger for iPod™ ensures that you are never far from a full battery nor will you be caught on the road without the power you need to keep your music flowing. Auto Charger for iPod™ connects to the standard 12 Volt DC cigarette lighter found in most any car and provides power to the FireWire port of the iPod™.
http://www.drbott.com/prod/ipodauto.html

Availability: Dr. Bott’s Auto Charger for iPod™ retails for $24.95 and will be shipping in mid-December.

Dr. Bott’s iPod™ Connection Kit includes everything you might need to bring your music anywhere you might want it. iPod™ Connection Kit provides most every option for connecting to iPod’s 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack to automobile stereo systems, home stereo systems, mic input of computers and other devices, boom boxes, and clock radios. The kit includes an Auto Charger, FM Transmitter, various audio cables and a carry pouch.
http://www.drbott.com/prod/ipodkit.html

Availability: Dr. Bott’s iPod™ Connection Kit retails for $49.95 and will be shipping in December.

Noah and the ArKaos

The folks at ArKaos demonstrated a new version of their video authoring toolset at Comdex. Now compatible with Mac OS X, it is used by artists such as Jean-Michel Jarre and U2. More information is available:

On the Web : http://www.arkaos.net
ArKaos VJ download : http://www.arkaos.net/site/en/prod_downlo_vj.html
ArKaos VMP download : http://www.arkaos.net/site/en/prod_downlo_vmp.html

And what would a ProNews segment be without a clip from a press release?

The new version of ArKaos’s well-known VJ software, ArKaos VJ 2.1 is now OS/X compatible, making the creation of real-time and recorded visuals even simpler. ArKaos VJ 2.1 is the first real-time multimedia program, offering an innovative way to edit and manipulate a visual performance whilst it is running - something that has not been possible before.

The new version of ArKaos’s VMP software, ArKaos VMP 2.1 is now also OS X compatible. ArKaos VMP allows home users to build professional style special effects videos using still images taken from holiday snaps, digital cameras and the web.

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