Quarterdeck Acquires StarNine -- Hot on the heels of StarNine's acquisition of the Macintosh version of Microsoft Mail (see TidBITS-296), Quarterdeck Corporation announced on 28-Sep-95 that it has acquired StarNine for nearly 700,000 shares of Quarterdeck common stock. In case you're wondering who Quarterdeck is, you've been fortunate to live in a Macintosh-only world: Quarterdeck is a major developer of utility and remote computing software for DOS and Windows, including Internet products, a version of Mosaic, and the famous (infamous?) QEMM enhanced memory manager. This is the latest in a series of Internet-related purchases from Quarterdeck, and they're expected to take advantage of StarNine's Macintosh development experience to port its existing Windows and Windows 95 Internet products to the Macintosh, as well as ship StarNine's email software with its own products to provide "complete" cross-platform solutions. Quarterdeck is also expected to place a high priority on porting StarNine's WebSTAR HTTP server product to Windows NT and/or Windows 95. [GD]
iMovie '09: Speed Clips up to 2,000%
iMovie '09 brings back the capability to speed up or slow down clips, which went missing in iMovie '08. Select a clip and bring up the Clip Inspector by double-clicking the clip, clicking the Inspector button on the toolbar, or pressing the I key. Just as with its last appearance in iMovie HD 6, you can move a slider to make the video play back slower or faster (indicated by a turtle or hare icon).
You can also enter a value into the text field to the right of the slider, and this is where things get interesting. You're not limited to the tick mark values on the slider, so you can set the speed to be 118% of normal if you want. The field below that tells you the clip's changed duration.
But you can also exceed the boundaries of the speed slider. Enter any number between 5% and 2000%, then click Done.