TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Sep 93 Newsbits
Volume Number:9
Issue Number:9
Column Tag:Newsbits

Newsbits

By Neil Ticktin, Editor-in-Chief

LS Fortran upgrades!

Language Systems Corp. has announced major additions to its line of popular FORTRAN compilers for the Macintosh. LS FORTRAN Standard and LS FORTRAN Professional include significant performance improvements over previous versions.

The new compilers feature a high performance 68040 library which boosts execution speed by up to 60% on computation intensive programs. Other enhancements, based on extensive analysis of real-world programs, further increase execution speed.

Beta testers report execution speed improvements from 15% to 400%, depending on the source code. Compilation speed has also been improved. Users report some BLOCK DATA subprograms actually compile 20 times faster.

Language Systems has further enhanced the compiler by adding frequently used Fortran 90 extension. The recent approval of the Fortran 90 standard by national and international standards committees has focused more attention on the FORTRAN language.

LS FORTRAN Professional is a new configuration which includes LS FORTRAN 3.3, MPW 3.3, ToolServer, a lint checker, special runtime diagnostic library, and TSiGraphics, all with a complete set of manuals. Also included are a handful of popular Apple Development Tools such as ResEdit, SourceBug, MacsBug, Assembler, SourceServer, and Discipline.

LS FORTRAN Standard retails for $595, and LS FORTRAN Professional retails for $895. Upgrades from previous versions range from $89 to $199, depending on configuration.

For more information, contact Language Systems Corporation, 441 Carlisle Drive, Herndon, VA 22070-4802, Voice: 800/252-6479, 703/478-0181, Fax: 703/689-9593, AppleLink: LANGSYS, America Online: LANGSYS.

Appmaker supports C++

Bowers Development has released AppMaker 1.5.4 which provides support for Symantec C++ for the Macintosh including THINK C version 6.0, C++ and the updated TCL. AppMaker 1.5.4 is a free update which users can download from America Online, keyword: AppMaker; or CompuServe: MacDev forum, library 13, or AppleLink: 3rd party updates. Users who do not have access to electronic services can request a free update disk directly from Bowers Development.

AppMaker is a visual interface builder that allows a programmer to design a Macintosh user interface on-screen and then generate source code in a variety of supported languages. In addition to being compatible with Symantec C++ for the Macintosh, AppMaker supports Think Pascal, TCL, MacApp, MPW C and MPW Pascal and A/UX. AppMaker lists for $299 and carries a 60-day money-back guarantee.

For more information, contact Bowers Development, 97 Lowell Road, Concord, MA 01742, Voice: 508/369-8175, Fax: 508/369-8224.

HyperHit: Loyalty not Royalty

SoftStream International, Inc. has announced today that the company will roll out a special offer to call attention to the company's new royalty- free policy on single-user versions of the HyperHIT database engine. Developers who include the HyperHIT engine in single-user products will have total control over the pricing of their own single-user products.

HyperHIT DELUXE and HyperHIT DELUXE multi-user allow you to add true database support to HyperCard, SuperCard, HyperApp, Double-XX, and other products that use XCMDs and XFCNs. The developer creates the interface that best suits the user's needs, and uses HyperHIT's fast efficient XCMDs and XFCNs to handle the data storage.

For more information, contact SoftStream International, Inc., 106 State Road, Suite 106A, North Dartmouth, MA 02747, Voice: 800/262-6610.

ScriptGen Pro ships!

StepUp Software has announced the release of ScriptGen Pro™, a simple and feature-rich Installer script generator. ScriptGen Pro can create Installer scripts incorporating an Easy Install option, custom packages, resource installation, color graphics, compression, sound, splash screens, and fonts. Network support is included.

With additional third-party products, ScriptGen Pro supports three common compression formats: Compact Pro, StuffIt, and Diamond. Adding decompression support to an Installer script is as simple as checking a checkbox.

InstallerPack, StepUp’s collection of Installer add-ons called action atoms (sold separately), is internally supported making any feature available by checking a checkbox. Custom graphics, sound, compression, and custom folder icons are script enhancements incorporated with InstallerPack.

For a limited time, StepUp is shipping ScriptGen Pro with two Installer add-ons - “UserSelectsDestination Action Atom” and the “AlertUser Function”. ScriptGen Pro is $169. InstallerPack is $219.

For more information, contact StepUp Software, 3883 Turtle Creek Blvd. Penthouse 10, Dallas, Texas 75219, Voice: 214/520-7717, AppleLink: STEPUP

AppleScript waits on Tables

Chang Labs has released TableServer - a windowless server program designed to interact with other programs through AppleScript.

TableServer manages columnar data. Sample scripts demonstrate interprogram interaction including mail merge using Quill, shipping cost lookup from FileMaker invoices, and price lookup from Excel quotation spreadsheet. TableServer can run on a network, providing data to any application that needs access.

TableServer is a full implementation of the Required, Core, and Table suites of events and objects. You can refer to rows, columns, or cells by name or number. You can also refer to explicit lists of cells and rows.

TableServer supports many AppleEvent data classes including the Excel list of lists, FileMaker tab-delimited lists, and the Table Suite structures.

The suggested retail price for TableServer is $99. The introductory price is $49 good until August 30, 1993. For developers learning to support the AppleEvents in their applications, the TableServer source code is available for a fee.

For more information, contact Technical Publications, Chang Labs, 10228 N. Stelling, Cupertino, CA 95014, Voice: 408/727-8096, AppleLink: D0185

Madacon ‘94

MADA is pleased to announce that their fifth annual developer's conference, MADACON '94, will be held at the Atlanta Airport Hilton in Atlanta, Georgia, February 28-March 5.

MADA is seeking authoritative speakers to present topics of interest to software developers that create desktop applications using object-oriented technology, including frameworks, object-oriented languages, component libraries and cross-platform techniques.

For more information, contact MADA, 10062 Miller Avenue, Suite 202B, Cupertino, CA 95014, Voice: 408/253-2765, Fax: 408/253-2767, AppleLink: MADA

QD3D/3D

ViviStar Consulting has announced the release of its Qd3d/3dPane 2.0 and SmartPane 1.0 C/C++ source code libraries.

Qd3d 3d drawing includes point, line, and polygon primitives plus a polyhedra meta-primitive. Rendering option: Gouraud shading, z-buffering, culling, depth cueing, parallel and perspective projections, and performance enhancing "OnlyQD" and "Wireframe" modes. New version 2.0 features: stereo projections, full clipping, parameter block access for meta-primitives, animation and model interaction support, a "triad mouse" to map 2d mouse movement to 3d, and performance enhancements that increase rendering speeds by 15% to 500%.

3dPane integrates Qd3d with the Think Class Library (TCL) and provides a view orientation controller. SmartPane adds TCL support for offscreen pixel maps, flicker removal, QuickTime and PICS movie recording, and image conversion to PICT files and the clipboard. SmartPane may be used in 2d or 3d applications.

Pricing: Qd3d/3dPane $128, SmartPane $64, Qd3d/3dPane and SmartPane bundle $192.

For more information, contact ViviStar Consulting, 7015 E Aster Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85254, Voice: 602/483-3123, AppleLink: ViviStar, CompuServe: 73067,542, Internet: ViviStar@ACM.org

Quorum Equal Ships!

Quorum Equal - the first application adapter - gives brand name applications the ability to run as if they were written native for Sun SPARCstations, SPARC compatibles and SGI Indigo workstations.

Every copy of Equal comes bundled with Microsoft Word and Excel. This unique product bundle eases installation, system administration and licensing. Simply load the CD and run the programs as you would any application under Motif or Open Look. Once installed, Equal is invisible to the user.

With our adapter approach, Word and Excel run in full color at accelerated speeds, embrace the system resources provided by UNIX and smoothly integrate into the Motif or Open Look interface.

For more information, contact Quorum Software Systems, 4700 Bohannon Dr. #125, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Voice: 415/323-3111, Fax: 415/323-3113.

 
AAPL
$101.58
Apple Inc.
+0.72
MSFT
$46.52
Microsoft Corpora
-0.24
GOOG
$584.77
Google Inc.
+4.82

MacTech Search:
Community Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

BusyCal 2.6 - Powerful calendar app with...
BusyCal is an award-winning desktop calendar that combines personal productivity features for individuals with powerful calendar sharing capabilities for families and workgroups. BusyCal's unique... Read more
Apple iOS 8.0 - The latest version of Ap...
The latest version of iOS can be downloaded through iTunes. Apple iOS 8 comes with big updates to apps you use every day, like Messages and Photos. A whole new way to share content with your family.... Read more
Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility 5...
Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility update adds RAW image compatibility to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11. For more information on supported RAW formats, see here.Version 5.07: Adds RAW camera... Read more
Transmit 4.4.7 - Excellent FTP/SFTP clie...
Transmit is an excellent FTP (file transfer protocol), SFTP, S3 (Amazon.com file hosting) and iDisk/WebDAV client that allows you to upload, download, and delete files over the internet. With the... Read more
Macgo Blu-ray Player 2.10.8.1715 - Blu-r...
Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player can bring you the most unforgettable Blu-ray experience on your Mac. Overview Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player can satisfy just about every need you could possibly have in a Blu-ray... Read more
Capture One Pro 8.0.0.433 - RAW workflow...
Capture One Pro 8 is a professional RAW converter offering you ultimate image quality with accurate colors and incredible detail from more than 300 high-end cameras -- straight out of the box. It... Read more
Adobe Acrobat Pro 11.0.09 - Powerful PDF...
Adobe Acrobat allows users to communicate and collaborate more effectively and securely. Unify a wide range of content in a single organized PDF Portfolio. Collaborate through electronic document... Read more
Adobe Reader 11.0.09 - View PDF document...
Adobe Reader allows users to view PDF documents. You may not know what a PDF file is, but you've probably come across one at some point. PDF files are used by companies and even the IRS to... Read more
iFFmpeg 4.6.1 - Convert multimedia files...
iFFmpeg is a graphical front-end for FFmpeg, a command-line tool used to convert multimedia files between formats. The command line instructions can be very hard to master/understand, so iFFmpeg does... Read more
NTFS 11.3.62 - Provides full read and wr...
Paragon NTFS breaks down the barriers between Windows and OS X. Paragon NTFS effectively solves the communication problems between the Mac system and NTFS, providing full read and write access to... Read more

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

Minuum - The Little Keyboard for Big Fin...
Minuum - The Little Keyboard for Big Fingers 1.0 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Utilities Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Type faster, see more of your screen, and take control of autocorrect with Minuum: the little... | Read more »
TextExpander 3 + custom keyboard (Utili...
TextExpander 3 + custom keyboard 3.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Utilities Price: $4.99, Version: 3.0 (iTunes) Description: | Read more »
Swype - Keyboard (Utilities)
Swype - Keyboard 1.0.1411 Device: iOS Universal Category: Utilities Price: $.99, Version: 1.0.1411 (iTunes) Description: Why type when you can Swype? One of the most requested apps for iPhone is finally here. "If Swype itself ever... | Read more »
Joinz (Games)
Joinz 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Joinz is a clever block sliding puzzle game that is easy to play, nice to look at but tricky to master. You will be coming back again... | Read more »
Little World Escape Review
Little World Escape Review By Jordan Minor on September 17th, 2014 Our Rating: :: EARTHBOUNDUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Little World Escape draws players in with captivating concepts before pushing them away with... | Read more »
Light in the Dark Review
Light in the Dark Review By Nadia Oxford on September 17th, 2014 Our Rating: :: LIGHT 'EM UP UP UPUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Light in the Dark is an interesting and challenging puzzle game with some amusing bits... | Read more »
ShareFile for iPad is iOS 8-Ready with N...
ShareFile for iPad is iOS 8-Ready with New File-Editi​ng Feature Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 17th, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
Pizo Animals
Pizo Animals By Amy Solomon on September 17th, 2014 Our Rating: :: DELIGHTFUL PUZZLESUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Pizo Animals is a puzzle app that includes many options adults can choose to customize the experience... | Read more »
ETA for iOS 8 Introduces Today View Exte...
ETA for iOS 8 Introduces Today View Extension and is Having a 50% Off Sale Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 17th, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
Get Ready to Hit the Ice – NHL 2K is Com...
Get Ready to Hit the Ice – NHL 2K is Coming to the App Store Soon Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 17th, 2014 [ permalink ] 2K announced today that they are bringing NHL 2K< | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Cross-Platfor...
Logitech has an enviable track record of making some of the best computer keyboards and mice. At least in my estimation, the best freestanding keyboards I’ve ever used have been Logitech units,... Read more
Roundup of Apple refurbished iPad Airs and iP...
Apple is offering Certified Refurbished iPad Airs for up to $140 off MSRP. Apple’s one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is free. Stock tends to come and go with some of these... Read more
Sprint offers 16GB iPad mini for $199.99 with...
Sprint is offering 1st generation 16GB iPad minis for $199.99 with a 2-year service agreement. Standard MSRP for this iPad is $429. Their price is the lowest available for this model. Read more
2.5GHz Mac mini remains on sale for $549, sav...
B&H Photo has the 2.5GHz Mac mini on sale for $549.99 including free shipping. That’s $50 off MSRP, and B&H will also include a free copy of Parallels Desktop software. NY sales tax only. Read more
Apple refurbished iMacs available for up to $...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished iMacs available for up to $300 off the cost of new models. Apple’s one-year warranty is standard, and shipping is free. These are the best prices on... Read more
13″ 2.5GHz MacBook Pro offered for $100 off M...
B&H Photo has the 13″ 2.5GHz MacBook Pro on sale for $999.99 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. Their price is $100 off MSRP. Read more
Free GIMP Professional Grade Graphics App Ver...
The latest 2.8.14 version of the oddly-named GIMP (acronym for: GNU Image Manipulation Program) open source, high-end image editing and creation alternative to Adobe’s Photoshop and refuge from... Read more
Apple Announces Record Pre-orders for iPhone...
Apple has released metrics showing a record number of first day pre-orders of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with over four million sold in the first 24 hours. Demand for the new iPhones exceeds the... Read more
10% off iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Otterbox cases
Get 10% off on popular Otterbox iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases at MacMall through September 19th. Use code OTTERBOX10 to see the discount. Read more
15-inch MacBook Pros on sale for up to $125 o...
Amazon has the new 2014 15″ Retina MacBook Pros on sale for up to $125 off MSRP including free shipping: - 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro: $1899.99 save $100 - 15″ 2.5GHz Retina MacBook Pro: $2374... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.