QuarkXPress 4.0 Released -- More than two years after the last release of QuarkXPress, Quark is shipping version 4.0 of the popular desktop publishing application. QuarkXPress 4.0 incorporates new features such as support for character-level style sheets, the ability to create objects with bezier curves on a point-by-point basis, and options for controlling clipping paths in images. In addition to a U.S. English version, Quark has also released QuarkXPress Passport 4.0, which incorporates Danish, Dutch, French, German, International English, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish, and Swiss-German into one product. The U.S. English version costs $995, with a variety of pricing options for upgrading, depending on which version you currently own; the Passport version has a suggested retail of $1,595. A 16 MB demo is also available via FTP download. [JLC]
How Loud Are Your Mac's Fans?
When they get hot, Macs turn on various internal fans to keep components cool. The noise can be annoying, but just how loud is it? If you have an iOS device with a built-in microphone, you can download one of many free sound meter apps (search on
decibel in the App Store) and see if you're subjecting your ears to a truly unreasonable noise level.