updated 01:25 am EDT, Fri July 27, 2012
Paragon Software updates NTFS for Mac to version 10
Following the release of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Paragon Software Group has announced the release of NTFS for Mac OS X 10, a standalone application for dual-boot users designed to ease data manipulation and transfer between OS X and Windows. The application provides the latest NTFS read and write support for Windows drives mounted in OS X, and achieves the speed of native HFS+ drivers. Version 10 is available for free to all version 9.5 users. Older version owners or new purchasers can purchase the software from the Paragon website for $20.
CS Odessa updates ConceptDraw Office suite v2 for Mac OS X Mountain Lion
CS Odessa has updated its entire suite of ConceptDraw products to ensure compatibility with Mountain Lion. All current ConceptDraw applications, including ConceptDraw MINDMAP v7, ConceptDraw PROJECT v6, ConceptDraw PRO v9, and the ConceptDraw Office v2 suite have been upgraded. The entire cross-platform suite is available from CS Odessa for $499 with individual applications available for $200.
Microsoft Flight development axed, 35 laid off from Vancouver studio
Microsoft has decided to cease development on it's free-to-play Microsoft Flight and the Kinect-based Project Columbia. As a result, 35 people have been laid off from the Vancouver arm of Microsoft Studios. Microsoft is attempting to find new roles inside the company for those affected by the layoffs. The move follows news of 20 people fired from Capcom's Vancouver studios, and Rockstar moving its studio responsible for Max Payne 3 out of the western Canadian metropolis.
Microsoft will not close the Vancouver facility -- other projects in progress at the studio remain in development. Microsoft Flight will still be available for free download at the Microsoft Studios website.