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A Few Great BeOS Apps Lower Prices

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Posted by:Ryan on Saturday, 03 Mar, 2001 @ 11:35 AM
 
Submitted News

Both T-rackS and Corum III have lowered their prices. T-rackS, the amazing analog-simulating audio mastering software, has not been doing well enough on BeOS for IK Multimedia to continue it’s development. It has been “on hold” for a while. Eugenia Loli of BeNews emailed them, and they lowered the price on the latests BeOS version to $199. Thats $100 less than its original $299 pricetag. The best part is that if enough people buy it, it will hopefully start getting developed again. Meanwhile, Gobe has lowered the price of Corum III. It originally sold for $49.95, but is now available for $29.95. If you don’t already have it, now is a great time to grab it up. Its a great game.



Despite Rumors, Intel Webpad not using BeIA

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Posted by:Ryan on Monday, 26 Feb, 2001 @ 12:49 AM
 
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Ever since Intel announced their web tablet, there have been rumors that it would be running BeIA. Today Intel revealed some of the specifications for the webpad, including the operating system. They are not using BeIA, but rather windriver VxWorks. This will probably put the current batch of Intel rumors to rest. That said, Qubit and Sony both have great BeIA devices on the way, so Intel could end up being left out in the cold. What’s your take on this interesting non-event?



BeOSRadio BRS TuneTracker Software Available

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Posted by:Ryan on Friday, 23 Feb, 2001 @ 2:23 PM
 
BeOSRadio

BeOSRadio has just announced a pre-sale of it’s radio software, now called BRS TuneTracker. The software is reportedly pretty good. You can browse the documentation for the software before you buy, and if you buy quickly, you can get the whole package for $59.95. It will get you the pre-release version, and includes a free upgrade to the full version when it is released. If you wait for that release, it will cost $99.95. Read on for their full announcement.
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Watch Encrypted DVDs on BeOS. NOW.

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Posted by:Ryan on Tuesday, 20 Feb, 2001 @ 11:46 PM
 
Codec

DVD has been one of the most sought after applications for BeOS. Countless users ask about it, and many say it’s the only thing holding them back from using BeOS 100%. Well, that is all about to change. As I type this, a window on my desktop is playing my Saving Private Ryan DVD direct from disc. Thats right… BeOS has DVD playback, and it’s available NOW. Read On…
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Icontarot, Quotable JLG and The Be Haiku Generator join BeGroovy

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Posted by:Ryan on Tuesday, 20 Feb, 2001 @ 1:44 PM
 
BeDope

When Mike announced he was going to stop updating BeDope, he mentioned that he would probably find new homes for several of the other features BeDope had, such as The Quotable JLG, The Be Haiku Generator, and The Icon Tarot. Well, those features have now found the perfect home at BeGroovy. We would like to take a moment and thank Mike for all his hard work on BeDope, and to encourage all of you to help us keep the Quotable JLG and Be Haiku generator fresh, by sending us new submissions. Read on for more details..
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Be supports BeOS User Groups?

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Posted by:Ryan on Monday, 19 Feb, 2001 @ 3:53 PM
 
Be Inc

Be, Inc has recently sent an email to all BUG’s (Be User Groups) they had on record, in order to update their listing and make sure their website has all the relevant information. This move shows definate support of the BeOS community, and is also pretty darn cool of them. Read on for the letter, and what to do if you run (or want to run) a Be User Group.
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Interview: Jeremy Friesner

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Posted by:Ryan on Monday, 19 Feb, 2001 @ 12:16 AM
 
Interview

Jeremy Frisner wrote a cool server software that allows developers to send BMessage like things over a network interface. He calls it MUSCLE. To demonstrate it’s potential, he wrote a small app called BeShare, which has grown and become a great piece of software for BeOS users everywhere. Because of this, when Technix and I had the opportunity to interview him, we jumped at it. Not only did we get some info about him… we also got some info (and shots) of his next project.
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BeZilla supports Plugins

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Posted by:Ryan on Thursday, 15 Feb, 2001 @ 4:24 PM
 
BeZilla

Some interesting news on the BeZilla front.. Apparently the current build of BeZilla (taken from CVS, as the daily build archive is down) can use plugins such as RealPlayer, MediaPlayer, and FlashPlayer! Thats a very very cool thing to know. Here is a screenshot for ya. :)



BeGroovy launches New Features

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Posted by:Ryan on Wednesday, 14 Feb, 2001 @ 9:37 PM
 
Site News

Well, after ages of coding, I have finally launched a whole new aspect to BeGroovy… A user system. This allows all sorts of customizations per user, as well as creating the basis we need to finish lots of other features we have been planning. Read On for details… update: apparently users are having issues with commenting. mostly to do with post simply not appearing. which is obviously bad. I am going to rewrite the commenting code by monday, to solve as many bugs as i can. I hereby declare this weekend “open beta” :P
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Bone Open Beta “soon”

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Posted by:Ryan on Wednesday, 14 Feb, 2001 @ 12:17 AM
 
Be Inc

According to this post on the Yahoo BeOS stock message boards (And mentioned here in our forums), the next beta of BONE (the new networking environment) will be publically available, and will be available soon. read on…
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Tucows reducing BeOS support?

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Posted by:Ryan on Monday, 12 Feb, 2001 @ 1:29 PM
 
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Tucows has a notice on their “Coming Soon” page that BeOS is being moved to their “classic” section. They state this is because of the focus shift to IA’s reducing the applications being released. We know that everyone is just waiting for BONE/OpenGL to be released, but Tucows doesn’t. As David Powell points out, “When Tucows asked the BSD community about dropping support for their OS, there was a huge response and Tucows reconsidered their position.” Maybe we should let Tucows know exactly how active BeOS is. Developers, make sure your apps show up there. Users, write them. Be… release Bone and OpenGL! :P



DirectX 8 on BeOS?!?

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Posted by:Ryan on Wednesday, 07 Feb, 2001 @ 5:42 PM
 
BeNews

BeNews recently ran an interview with Realtech-VR (great name, that) which covers everything they have been doing since SpaceGirl, a great looking 3d space shooter that has been discontinued for quite a while. The intriguing thing is that it quickly came out in the interview that Realtech-VR is strongly considering creating a Direct3D wrapper for BeOS api’s. In otherwords, Direct3D apps would just build on BeOS. Read on for details…
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BeIA licenses Audio Formats, Font Formats, etc..

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Posted by:Ryan on Tuesday, 06 Feb, 2001 @ 1:22 PM
 
Be Inc

Be Inc. has announced so many agreements in the past weeks that my head has been spinning… to the point that some of them havent made our news page. This is an attempt to fix that. So here is what is new in BeIA-ville… read on.
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Conspiracy Theories - Sony buying Be

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Posted by:Ryan on Tuesday, 30 Jan, 2001 @ 1:51 PM
 
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This morning we had a reader submit a rather long explanation of an interesting theory. Basically, he believes Sony will use Be in an attack against Microsoft and Intel on the desktop. Probably by just buying Be outright. While we were preparing it for posting, and were checking his sources, he mentioned that he had also submitted it to the register. Sure enough, they posted it before us. That’s how it goes. In any case, read there, comment here. :)



BeDope Sells Out - Closes Down

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Posted by:Ryan on Monday, 29 Jan, 2001 @ 6:19 PM
 
BeDope

BeDope, that bastion of BeOS related humor, seems to be closing down after three years of good times. They are going out with a bang, after having acquired AOL Time Warner and creating “the new AOL Time Warner Be Dope organization” While that is probably questionable, it states it’s their final issue. And I’m gonna miss them. Thanks for the laughs guys. UPDATE: Mike has issued a letter to clarify any confusion over the BeDope closing. Read More to see it.
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Adamation’s new annual Video Competition

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Posted by:Ryan on Monday, 29 Jan, 2001 @ 11:00 AM
 
Adamation

Adamation has recently launched their first annual personalStudio Video Awards. Prizes include having your film shown at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival, a trip for two to Sundance 2002, a HP machine w/ personalStudio 2.0 (windows…ick), and/or a Sony digital video camera. In otherwords, it’s a hell of a competition. Read the rules at their site, and get started! Good luck!



What news sites to you watch?

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Posted by:Ryan on Thursday, 25 Jan, 2001 @ 9:31 AM
 
Forums

Ok… this isnt forum news, but the icon is cool, so cope. I have heard that one of the news ticker style proggies are gonna be getting an update soon, and the developer wants to know what sites you would like it to cover. Basically any site with headlines: Be, tech, entertainment, sports, whatever. BeDope stuff is good too.. Now please don’t think that this means any time a dev needs some info i am gonna post a news item asking y’all… I am just very curious about this myself, seeing as I run a website with sidebar potential… ;)



USB drive-bay pulse box

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Posted by:Ryan on Thursday, 25 Jan, 2001 @ 9:31 AM
 
Hardware

A member of our forums pointed out this url for a japanese web site with a USB Drive-Bay PulseBox. Needless to say, this is the coolest piece of hardware on the planet for true begeeks. Is there anyone out there who can translate this, has built it, or has a similar project going on?



JLG Column updated : ” The Transfer Of Power”

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Posted by:Ryan on Monday, 22 Jan, 2001 @ 10:38 PM
 
Be Inc

JLG has just updated his column on Be’s webpage. He talks about how the shift is from COMDEX to CES and the appliances are taking focus. It’s very interesting to read and hear some of his thoughts, and to see how he puts a few various observations together for a bigger whole… Have a look-see.



Buy BeOS + Productive and Save Money!

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Posted by:Ryan on Monday, 22 Jan, 2001 @ 10:23 PM
 
Gobe Software

In what can only be described as a fit of generous free advertising, I am compelled to point out that Gobe Software is having a sale and offering Productive for $49.95 ($30 off!) or Productive and BeOS R5 Pro bundled for $54.95 (way too cheap… buy now before they come to their senses.) If you haven’t taken the step from PE to the Professional Edition, now is the time to do it….



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