TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Apr 93 Newsbits
Volume Number:9
Issue Number:4
Column Tag:Newsbits

Newsbits

By Neil Ticktin, Editor-in-Chief

Metropolis Server

Palo Alto, California (Jan. 6, 1993) - Metropolis Software, Inc. is now shipping MSI Access for 4th Dimension version 1.6. This tool enables the development of extremely fast multi-user applications with clients written in 4D, HyperCard, ProGraph, Pascal, or C. Version 1.6 provides compatibility with 4D 3.0, the latest release of 4th DIMENSION from ACI US.

MSI Access helps 4D developers take advantage of the speed and flexibility of the client-server database architecture. It is perfect for use with AppleTalk Remote Access since only the data that is being requested is transferred over the network. It is now possible to build client applications that access information remotely from a 20,000 record database. Even at 2400 baud it takes only a few seconds to retrieve a record.

MSI Access also allows applications created in other development environments to access 4D data including applications written in HyperCard, ProGraph, MPW Pascal, MPW C, THINK Pascal, and THINK C.

List price: $495 per database server. A development version is available for $95 which provides a complete development environment, but may not be used in production applications. Upgrades available.

For more information, contact Metropolis Software, Inc., 505 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 305, Palo Alto, CA 94301, Voice: 415/322-2001, Fax: 415/327-5579.

More FORTRAN Tools

Language Systems continues to expand its suite of FORTRAN programming tools. The latest additions are: TSiGraphics and 3D Graphic Tools.

TSiGraphics is a full-featured plotting library. Line, Bar, Scatter, Pie, Contour, 3D Mesh, and Real Time plots are supported. Up to 10 graphics windows can be opened at once and each may contain multiple plots. Windows are fully integrated with the Language Systems application shell, and may be copied, resized, saved, or printed. Retail price is $195.

3D Graphic Tools supports high performance 3D rendering, multiple light sources, transparency, texture mapping and shadows. The new FORTRAN version of 3D Graphic Tools is optimized for speed and is fully integrated with the Language Systems applications shell. Retail price had not been set as of press times.

For more information, contact Language Systems Corp., 441 Carlisle Drive, Herndon, VA 22070, Voice: 800/2-LANGSYS, 703/478-0181, Fax: 703/689-9593, AppleLink: LANGSYS

Ehelp for Hypercard

Foundation Solutions, Inc. has announced the availability of its EHelp Multimedia Documentation System for use with HyperCard 2.1 Stacks.

EHelp provides time-saving features for both application developers and documentation specialists. With EHelp, developers can create multimedia documentation that can be used in many different environments. For example, the same EHelp online document can now be used with Macintosh and Microsoft Windows applications as well as HyperCard stacks.

EHelp documents can contain any combinations of text, graphics, audio, and QuickTime video. Balloon-style help is supported, with or without System 7, as is support for bookmarks and notes. Built into EHelp is a sophisticated search facility that enables users to search by keyword or by regular expression. In addition, users can browse through as EHelp online document by selecting topics or by following hypertext links.

The HyperCard version of EHelp enables developers to integrate an EHelp online document into a stack by using the EHelp XCMD. EHelp for HyperCard can be installed in a HyperCard stack in a matter of seconds.

For more information, contact Foundation Solutions, Inc., 2000 Regency Parkway, Suite 345, Cary, North Carolina 27511, Voice: 919/481-3517, Fax: 919/481-3551.

New DataPak Engine

DataPak Software has announced a Word Solution Engine (WSE) upgrade which will allow developers to quickly update their product to support WorldScript. WorldScript lets users create documents using multiple languages and multiple language directions in the same document.

WSE is a set of THINK and MPW object libraries to provide word processing capabilities to their applications. This upgrade will help developers enhance their products to include Kanji capabilities when Apple's upcoming Japanese WorldScript language modules are released.

Apple's WorldScript modules will add multiple language functionality to System 7.1 and is expected to be released within the next couple months. The WSE upgrade includes most of its extension modules, including Rulers, Pagination, Picture Graphics, and Search & Replace.

Applications using the WSE upgrade will still run correctly on older systems such as System 6. Upgrades range from $120 to $500 depending on what WSE extensions are involved and are free to those under certain Extended Technical Service plans. WSE retails for $1500 with Extensions ranging from $600 to $1200.

For more information, contact DataPak Software, 9317 NE Highway 99, Suite G, Vancouver, WA 98665, Voice: 206/573-9155, Fax: 206/573-9269, AppleLink: D0142, America Online: DATAPAK1, Compuserve: 76424,3027.

HyperHIT shipping soon

South Dartmouth, MA - 16 FEB 92 - SoftStream International, Inc. announces a new release of HyperHIT, its database engine specifically designed to use with HyperCard. HyperHIT DELUXE and HyperHIT DELUXE/Multi-User.

HyperHIT DELUXE adds 25 new commands to the product. HyperHIT DELUXE features powerful data search capabilities and fast data retrieval, even in large files. Data held in HyperCard stacks is easily imported into HyperHIT databases. Several HyperHIT files can be open concurrently, allowing for flexible design with a HyperCard front end. Multiple relations (tables) per database are supported, and selections (read-only tables) may be created from the data, for field lists or reports. There is no limit to record size or number of records per file.

HyperHIT DELUXE/Multi-User uses the same file structures as HyperHIT DELUXE, and provides read-write ability on any AppleTalk network, with multi-threaded client/server design. Other features include record-level locking, read-write or read-only access, optional password protection. The product includes its own data server, which has been improved over version 1.0 to make it more efficient and robust.

For more information, contact SoftStream International, 10 Twin Ponds Drive, S. Dartmouth, MA 02748, Voice: 508/991-4011, AppleLink: D3033.

Open Interface & OS/2

Palo Alto, CA - Neuron Data today announced its support of IBM's OS/2 2.0 operating system. Neuron Data Open Interface and NEXPERT OBJECT are both shipping on OS/2 2.0.

Open Interface and NEXPERT on OS/2 2.0 exploit the features of the operating system, such as IBM's 32-bit Presentation Manager and C Set/2 compiler. This effort has resulted in a performance increase of up to 40% over the company's 16-bit OS/2 product.

Neuron Data Open Interface is a GUI development tool that provides application portability and extensibility across all standard windowing environments, including: Presentation Manager, Microsoft Windows, Windows NT, Motif, Open Look, and the Macintosh. Open Interface has an installed base of more than 800 development licenses and 160,000 end users worldwide.

NEXPERT OBJECT is an expert system development tool that provides powerful features for integrating corporate data and corporate knowledge, for embedding intelligent systems in wide variety of applications, and for building critical core business systems.

For more information, contact Neuron Data, 156 University Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301, Voice: 415/321-4488, Fax: 415/321-3728.

DeeMaker for DeeManager 1.2

Aptos CA -- January 15, 1993 -- n Dimensions today announced that it is shipping an update to DeeMaker for DeeManager 1.2.

DeeManager replaces a large segment of the Macintosh Toolbox. Hiding, dimming, grouping, moving, structured modality, and value exchange are simplified, as software developers are presented with an extensible, high-level, object-oriented model of the human interface. The DeeManager model offers programmers a different viewpoint for human interface programming.

Version 1.2 includes: enhanced styles, private TextEdit Usage and scrolling frames for Text types, multiple styles per text item, an enhanced list type, a tip tool for viewing object content in the Objector windoid, three more Windoid frames, preview modes, and more draw power item editing.

The price for DeeMaker for DeeManager 1.2 is $299.

For more information, contact nDimensions, 7000 Soquel Drive, Suite 403, Aptos CA 95003, Voice: 408/662-9703, Fax: 800/462-9777, AppleLink: N.DIMENSIONS.

 
AAPL
$99.02
Apple Inc.
+1.35
MSFT
$43.97
Microsoft Corpora
-0.53
GOOG
$590.60
Google Inc.
+1.58

MacTech Search:
Community Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Acorn 4.4 - Bitmap image editor. (Demo)
Acorn is a new image editor built with one goal in mind - simplicity. Fast, easy, and fluid, Acorn provides the options you'll need without any overhead. Acorn feels right, and won't drain your bank... Read more
Bartender 1.2.20 - Organize your menu ba...
Bartender lets you organize your menu bar apps. Features: Lets you tidy your menu bar apps how you want. See your menu bar apps when you want. Hide the apps you need to run, but do not need to... Read more
TotalFinder 1.6.2 - Adds tabs, hotkeys,...
TotalFinder is a universally acclaimed navigational companion for your Mac. Enhance your Mac's Finder with features so smart and convenient, you won't believe you ever lived without them. Tab-based... Read more
Vienna 3.0.0 RC 2 :be5265e: - RSS and At...
Vienna is a freeware and Open-Source RSS/Atom newsreader with article storage and management via a SQLite database, written in Objective-C and Cocoa, for the OS X operating system. It provides... Read more
VLC Media Player 2.1.5 - Popular multime...
VLC Media Player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, OGG, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It... Read more
Default Folder X 4.6.7 - Enhances Open a...
Default Folder X attaches a toolbar to the right side of the Open and Save dialogs in any OS X-native application. The toolbar gives you fast access to various folders and commands. You just click... Read more
TinkerTool 5.3 - Expanded preference set...
TinkerTool is an application that gives you access to additional preference settings Apple has built into Mac OS X. This allows to activate hidden features in the operating system and in some of the... Read more
Audio Hijack Pro 2.11.0 - Record and enh...
Audio Hijack Pro drastically changes the way you use audio on your computer, giving you the freedom to listen to audio when you want and how you want. Record and enhance any audio with Audio Hijack... Read more
Intermission 1.1.1 - Pause and rewind li...
Intermission allows you to pause and rewind live audio from any application on your Mac. Intermission will buffer up to 3 hours of audio, allowing users to skip through any assortment of audio... Read more
Autopano Giga 3.6 - Stitch multiple imag...
Autopano Giga allows you to stitch 2, 20, or 2,000 images. Version 3.0 integrates impressive new features that will definitely make you adopt Autopano Pro or Autopano Giga: Choose between 9... Read more

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

Traps n’ Gemstones Review
Traps n’ Gemstones Review By Campbell Bird on July 28th, 2014 Our Rating: :: CASTLEVANIA JONESUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Fight mummies, dig tunnels, and ride a runaway minecart to discover ancient secrets in this... | Read more »
The Phantom PI Mission Apparition Review
The Phantom PI Mission Apparition Review By Jordan Minor on July 28th, 2014 Our Rating: :: GHOSTS BUSTEDUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad The Phantom PI is an exceedingly clever and well-crafted adventure game.   | Read more »
More Stubies Are Coming Your Way in a Ne...
More Stubies Are Coming Your Way in a New Update Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 28th, 2014 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
The Great Prank War Review
The Great Prank War Review By Nadia Oxford on July 28th, 2014 Our Rating: :: PRANKING IS SERIOUS BUSINESSUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Though short, The Great Prank War offers an interesting and fun mix of action and... | Read more »
Marvel Contest of Champions Announced at...
Marvel Contest of Champions Announced at Comic-Con Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 28th, 2014 [ permalink ] Announced over the weekend at San Diego Comic-Con was the fairly exciting looking Marvel Contest of Champions. | Read more »
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Review
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Review By Jennifer Allen on July 28th, 2014 Our Rating: :: DULL SWIPINGUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad The pizza power is weak when it comes to this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game.   | Read more »
Exploration Focused Puzzle Game Beatbudd...
Exploration Focused Puzzle Game Beatbuddy Set to Make Transition from PC to iOS this September Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 28th, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
PlanetHD
PlanetHD By Nadia Oxford on July 28th, 2014 Our Rating: :: SPACE MADNESSUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad PlanetHD will keep players busy for a while, though its unpredictable physics are a handful to deal with.   | Read more »
This Week at 148Apps: July 21-25, 2014
Another Week of Expert App Reviews   At 148Apps, we help you sort through the great ocean of apps to find the ones we think you’ll like and the ones you’ll need. Our top picks become Editor’s Choice, our stamp of approval for apps with that little... | Read more »
Reddme for iPhone - The Reddit Client (...
Reddme for iPhone - The Reddit Client 1.0 Device: iOS iPhone Category: News Price: $.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Reddme for iPhone is an iOS 7-optimized Reddit client that offers a refreshing new way to experience Reddit... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

13-inch 2.5GHz MacBook Pro on sale for $1099,...
Best Buy has the 13″ 2.5GHz MacBook Pro available for $1099.99 on their online store. Choose free shipping or free instant local store pickup (if available). Their price is $100 off MSRP. Price is... Read more
Roundup of Apple refurbished MacBook Pros, th...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished 13″ and 15″ MacBook Pros available for up to $400 off the cost of new models. Apple’s one-year warranty is standard, and shipping is free. Their prices... Read more
Record Mac Shipments In Q2/14 Confound Analys...
A Seeking Alpha Trefis commentary notes that Apple’s fiscal Q3 2014 results released July 22, beat market predictions on earnings, although revenues were slightly lower than anticipated. Apple’s Mac’... Read more
Intel To Launch Core M Silicon For Use In Not...
Digitimes’ Monica Chen and Joseph Tsai, report that Intel will launch 14nm-based Core M series processors specifically for use in fanless notebook/tablet 2-in-1 models in Q4 2014, with many models to... Read more
Apple’s 2014 Back to School promotion: $100 g...
 Apple’s 2014 Back to School promotion includes a free $100 App Store Gift Card with the purchase of any new Mac (Mac mini excluded), or a $50 Gift Card with the purchase of an iPad or iPhone,... Read more
iMacs on sale for $150 off MSRP, $250 off for...
Best Buy has iMacs on sale for up to $160 off MSRP for a limited time. Choose free home shipping or free instant local store pickup (if available). Prices are valid for online orders only, in-store... Read more
Mac minis on sale for $100 off MSRP, starting...
Best Buy has Mac minis on sale for $100 off MSRP. Choose free shipping or free instant local store pickup. Prices are for online orders only, in-store prices may vary: 2.5GHz Mac mini: $499.99 2.3GHz... Read more
Global Tablet Market Grows 11% in Q2/14 Notwi...
Worldwide tablet sales grew 11.0 percent year over year in the second quarter of 2014, with shipments reaching 49.3 million units according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation... Read more
New iPhone 6 Models to Have Staggered Release...
Digitimes’ Cage Chao and Steve Shen report that according to unnamed sources in Apple’s upstream iPhone supply chain, the new 5.5-inch iPhone will be released several months later than the new 4.7-... Read more
New iOS App Helps People Feel Good About thei...
Mobile shoppers looking for big savings at their favorite stores can turn to the Goodshop app, a new iOS app with the latest coupons and deals at more than 5,000 online stores. In addition to being a... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Solutions Consultant (ASC) - Apple (...
**Job Summary** The ASC is an Apple employee who serves as an Apple brand ambassador and influencer in a Reseller's store. The ASC's role is to grow Apple Read more
Sr. Product Leader, *Apple* Store Apps - Ap...
**Job Summary** Imagine what you could do here. At Apple , great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring Read more
*Apple* Solutions Consultant (ASC) - Apple (...
**Job Summary** The ASC is an Apple employee who serves as an Apple brand ambassador and influencer in a Reseller's store. The ASC's role is to grow Apple Read more
*Apple* Solutions Consultant (ASC) - Apple (...
**Job Summary** The ASC is an Apple employee who serves as an Apple brand ambassador and influencer in a Reseller's store. The ASC's role is to grow Apple Read more
WW Sales Program Manager, *Apple* Online St...
**Job Summary** Imagine what you could do here. At Apple , great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.