TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Nov 93 Newsbits
Volume Number:9
Issue Number:11
Column Tag:Newsbits

NewsBits

By Neil Ticktin, Editor-in-Chief

Dave Mark does it again!

Learn C++ on the Macintosh, just published by Addison-Wesley, shows programmers how to get up and running with object- oriented programming and C++ on the Macintosh. Written by Dave Mark, author of the best-selling Learn C on the Macintosh (Addison-Wesley), this self-teaching book/disk package gently leads the reader through a comphrehensive tutorial in programming fundamentals and C++ language basics.

As C++ is considered the most important programming language in the world today, programmers need to be in the know. With Learn C++ on the Macintosh, they can learn to program in C++ without hundreds of dollars in lessons.

The disk packaged with Learn C++ on the Macintosh contains versions of Symantec's popular C++ compiler for the Macintosh, written especially for this book. Using this compiler, readers will learn how to write, edit, compile, and run their first C++ programs on the Macintosh. End-of-chapter exercises, reference material, real-world examples, and Dave Mark's trademark - an accessible writing style - further enhances this self-teaching package.

Learn C++ on the Macintosh has a suggested retail price of $36.95 with disk, is 464 Pages long, paperback, and is available wherever computer books are sold.

For more information, contact Addison-Wesley Publishing Group, 1 Jacob Way, Reading , MA 01867, Voice: 617/944-3700.

[Remember, this book and many others can be purchased at a discount through the Mail Order Store on page 77 of this issue. - Ed.]

digitalNATION for free!

Computer Services Group, Inc. makes its digitalNATION on-line service available to the public for FREE. digitalNATION uses a graphical interface, which makes it easier to operate for users who are not familiar with computer or on-line services.

The company expects more than 20,000 computer-using professionals to join his service by year's end, making digitalNATION the largest free on-line service in the United States.

digitalNATION offers users: more than 25,000 public domain files and commercial software upgrades; message areas for help, support, guidance and information about products and services, private electronic e-mail and file transfer at speeds of up to 14,400 baud; news, information, press releases and specialty publications from around the world; special interest conferences and on-line chat forums; and easy to use high speed point and click interface.

Interested users or publishers should call 703/642.2800 for more information or for a free users manual and disk. Please specify Macintosh or Windows version. For U.S. and Canadian orders, there is a $7.95 shipping and handling charge for the disk and manual.

For more information, contact digitalNATION™, 5515 Cherokee Ave., Alexandria, VA 22312, Voice: 703/642.2800, Fax: 703/642.3747.

[MacTech Magazine has a presence on dN as well. Check out our e-mail addresses that you can send to. They forward to us directly and in most cases, response time should be within one business day. - Ed.]

Digitalk’s Smalltalk

Digitalk has announced the release of a new version of the company's pure object-oriented programming environment for the Macintosh. This exciting new release lets developers leverage the features of Macintosh System 7 and adds many new capabilities.

Key new features include: portable architecture using a new event driven user interface framework which lets developers move applications between Smalltalk/V Macintosh, Windows, and OS/2 platforms faster and easier; new, improved user interface with enhanced browsers and inspectors that give developers faster and easier programming via more efficient viewing and access to objects. User interfaces are more consistent between Smalltalk/V Macintosh, Windows, and OS/2 development environments; Integration with System 7 is faster and easier with full, high level language access to Macintosh System 7 OS and Toolbox, plus 200 new Toolbox classes; Exception handling allows developers to determine how runtime errors are handled in applications for greater control; High-level object-oriented support for advanced System 7 features such as Data Access Language/Data Access Manager (DAL/DAM) which allows developers to access SQL data via DAM APIs, 32-bit color QuickDraw, QuickTime, Balloon Help, and AppleEvents; Full support for multiple text fonts, styles, and colors; Object filer allows easy retrieval, and sharing of objects between users and applications. This major new version of Smalltalk/V for Macintosh comes with new, improved documentation of over 1,000 pages, divided into three manuals.

Smalltalk/V version 2.0 for Macintosh is available now and has a list price of $495. Registered Smalltalk/V Mac users can buy the new version for a limited time at the special price of $149. The purchase price includes the right to distribute unlimited runtime applications with no additional royalty payments to Digitalk.

For more information, contact Digitalk, Inc., 9841 Airport Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045, Voice: 310/645-1082, Fax: 310/645-1306.

QuicKeys can script!

CE Software has announced the release of QuicKeys 3.0. QuicKeys, which works with any application, delegates simple commands or complex tasks to the Macintosh. It is an invaluable tool for novices and power users that eliminates the monotony of any repetitive task you do on your Mac.

QuicKeys 3.0 supports AppleScript, Frontier, and any other OSA compliant scripting language. The AppleScript extension gives QuicKeys the ability to send scripts to the AppleScript engine for execution. Together, they can automate any application, regardless of support for AppleScript or Apple Events.

Other new or improved features include: more powerful branching capabilities give sequences the power to branch to other shorcuts, jump within a sequence, and wait according to a variety of conditions; sequences can now call other sequences and real time recordings; redesigned interface includes a new utilities menu that provides easier access to Instant QuicKeys, QK Extension Manager, the Template Printer, and other QuicKeys utilities; easier, more reliable recording capabilities; new floating palettes control the recording and playback of Sequences or Real Time Shortcuts; extensions are now organized by category for easy selection; Apple Events Extension has been completely redesigned and rewritten; new Wait and Pop-up menu steps are recorded automatically, increase sequence reliability; QuicKeys Extras include Shortcut sets for 10 of the most popular applications and special shortcuts made specifically for working with PowerBooks.

QuicKeys version 3.0 will be available through CE's authorized distributors and resellers worldwide. The U.S. Suggested retail price is $169.00. Registered users of QuicKeys 2.1.2 and greater may upgrade to QuicKeys 3.0 for $49.95. Registered users of versions earlier than 2.1.2 may purchase the upgrade for $79.95. All upgrade offers expire 11/30/93.

For more information, contact CE Software, Inc., 1801 Industrial Circle, P.O. Box 65580, West Des Moines, IA 50265, Voice: 515/224-1995, Fax: 515/224-4534, AppleLink: CESOFTWARE, America Online: CESOFTWARE, CompuServe: 76136,2137.

ObjectMaster for THINK C & C++

ACI US has introduced its newest addition to the Object Master™ product line - Object Master for THINK C™ and C++. This comprehensive programming environment is fully integrated with THINK Project Manager and works seamlessly with THINK C™, Symantec™ C++, and any other ANSI C or standard C++ language.

Object Master for THINK C and C++ provides software developers with tools to assist them during code development. One such tool is a flexible Class Tree window, called the Browser in THINK Project Manager. The Class Tree window allows users to expand and collapse the class tree, color code classes, and open and print multiple windows displaying specific components of the tree.

Object Master’s Browser window allows developers to access different pieces of code. Developers need not concern themselves with the physical location of the code because Object Master parses all project files and maintains a dynamic data dictionary of all project components including classes, functions, and methods. Changes made to the code are immediately displayed-no compilation is necessary.

Users can edit code in the Browser window or in a File editor. Both tools contain a full-featured source code editor and perform various tasks such as syntax checking without compiling and automatically marking every function, method, or class in the project. With a single keystroke, users can find and paste a function’s argument. Developers can also customize styles for each language element such as functions, keywords, syntax errors, and comments. The Source Code editor can be programmed through AppleScript.

Object Master is fully aware of THINK Project Manager. Files added to an Object Master project can be included in the THINK project and vice versa. Object Master ensures complete integrity with the THINK project. Compiling and linking can be performed from within the Object Master environment.

You can purchase Object Master for THINK C and C++ from ACI US, through mail order houses, or at selected dealers. The product’s list price is $255.

For more information, contact ACI US Marketing, 10351 Bubb Road, Cupertino, CA 95014, Voice: 408-252-4444, Fax: 408-252-0831, AppleLink: D4444.

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Printopia 3.0.4 - Share Mac printers wit...
Run Printopia on your Mac to share its printers to any capable iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Printopia will also add virtual printers, allowing you to save print-outs to your Mac and send to apps.... Read more
Tinderbox 7.3.1 - Store and organize you...
Tinderbox is a personal content management assistant. It stores your notes, ideas, and plans. It can help you organize and understand them. And Tinderbox helps you share ideas through Web journals... Read more
ExpanDrive 6.1.6 - Access cloud storage...
ExpanDrive builds cloud storage in every application, acts just like a USB drive plugged into your Mac. With ExpanDrive, you can securely access any remote file server directly from the Finder or... Read more
VOX 3.0.1 - Music player that supports m...
VOX just sounds better! The beauty is in its simplicity, yet behind the minimal exterior lies a powerful music player with a ton of features and support for all audio formats you should ever need.... Read more
Merlin Project 4.3.3 - $289.00
Merlin Project is the leading professional project management software for OS X. If you plan complex projects on your Mac, you won’t get far with a simple list of tasks. Good planning raises... Read more
Mac DVDRipper Pro 7.1 - Copy, backup, an...
Mac DVDRipper Pro is the DVD backup solution that lets you protect your DVDs from scratches, save your batteries by reading your movies from your hard disk, manage your collection with just a few... Read more
iMazing 2.5.2 - Complete iOS device mana...
iMazing (was DiskAid) is the ultimate iOS device manager with capabilities far beyond what iTunes offers. With iMazing and your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod), you can: Copy music to and from... Read more
Pinegrow 4 - Mockup and design webpages...
Pinegrow (was Pinegrow Web Designer) is desktop app that lets you mockup and design webpages faster with multi-page editing, CSS and LESS styling, and smart components for Bootstrap, Foundation,... Read more
iExplorer 4.1.11 - View and transfer fil...
iExplorer is an iPhone browser for Mac lets you view the files on your iOS device. By using a drag and drop interface, you can quickly copy files and folders between your Mac and your iPhone or... Read more
Merlin Project 4.3.3 - $289.00
Merlin Project is the leading professional project management software for OS X. If you plan complex projects on your Mac, you won’t get far with a simple list of tasks. Good planning raises... Read more

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

The best mobile games to play while your...
Thanksgiving is a time to reconnect with loved ones, eat lots of food, and all of that jazz, but once the festivities start to wind down, folks tend to head to the couch to watch whatever football is happening for Turkey Day. | Read more »
The best Black Friday deals for Apple ga...
Black Friday is hours away at this point, but many popular retailers are getting a jump on things with plenty of pre-Black Friday sales already available. Many of those early bird sales including some sharp discounts on the latest Apple phones... | Read more »
The Inner World 2 (Games)
The Inner World 2 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Solve mind-bending puzzles in a world full of mystery and save the family of the flute-noses! Their dynasty has been... | Read more »
warbot.io wants you for the robot wars
Fans of epic gundam-style battles will find a lot to love in warbot.io, the first game for up and coming developer Wondersquad. The game saw a lot of success when it first launched for browsers and Facebook, and now even more people are getting the... | Read more »
Uncover alien mysteries in cross-genre s...
If the Alien franchise taught us anything, it’s that landing on a strange planet at the behest of a faceless corporation is probably asking for trouble. And Eldritch Game’s Deliria doesn’t prove otherwise. In 2107, Dimension LG7 is rich with... | Read more »
The best mobile games to play during dre...
| Read more »
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp beginner...
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, was just announced yesterday, but it's already in soft launch in Australia. No matter where you are in the world, you can still get access to the soft launch on iOS, so we've devised a few beginner tips for folks who... | Read more »
The mobile gamer's guide to Black F...
We're starting to catch wind of some exciting deals in the mobile gaming space for Black Friday. There are big discounts on mobile phones and accessories cropping up already, so you might want to get a move on things ahead of the big day. It's... | Read more »
The best pre-Black Friday deals - Novemb...
Black Friday will soon be upon us, but online retailers are already getting a headstart on the steep discounts. Don't wait until Friday—you'll find some pretty good deals all over the internet without waiting in lines or competing with other... | Read more »
Mighty Battles guide - how to build a so...
Mighty Battles, the latest title from Hothead Games, is set to take the App Store by storm. The game puts a welcome twist on lane battlers, adding FPS elements to spice things up a bit. You'll collect cards to put your own military unit to gether,... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Black Friday 2017: Find the best deals and lo...
Scan our exclusive price trackers for the latest Black Friday 2017 sales & deals and the lowest prices available on Apple Macs, iPads, and gear from Apple’s authorized resellers. We update the... Read more
Black Friday: 27″ 3.4GHz iMac for $1599, save...
Amazon has the 27″ 3.4GHz Apple iMac on sale for $1599.99 as part of their Black Friday sale. That’s $200 off MSRP, and shipping is free. Their price is currently the lowest price available for this... Read more
Black Friday: 13″ 2.3GHz/256GB MacBook Pro fo...
Amazon has the 13″ 2.3GHz/256GB Apple MacBook Pro on sale for $1299.99 as part of their Black Friday sale. Shipping is free: – 13-inch 2.3GHz/256GB Space Gray MacBook Pro (MPXT2LL/A): $1299.99 $200... Read more
Black Friday: 15″ 2.9GHz MacBook Pros for $25...
Amazon has lowered prices on Silver and Gray 15″ 2.9GHz MacBook Pros to $2549.99. That’s $250 off MSRP, and shipping is free. Their prices are the lowest available for these models from any reseller... Read more
Lowest Black Friday prices on Apple MacBooks:...
Save $150-$420 on the purchase of a MacBook Pro, MacBook, or MacBook Air this Black Friday and Holiday weekend with Certified Refurbished models at Apple. In many cases, Apple’s refurbished prices... Read more
Black Friday: Apple Watch Series 1 for $70 of...
Macy’s has discounted Series 1 Apple Watches by $70 on their online store as part of their Black Friday sale: – 38mm Series 1 Apple Watch: $179, $70 off – 42mm Series 1 Apple Watch: $209, $70 off... Read more
Apple offers 2016 13-inch MacBook Airs, certi...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 2016 13″ MacBook Airs available starting at $809. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each MacBook, and shipping is free: – 13″ 1.6GHz/8GB/128GB MacBook Air: $... Read more
Black Friday sale: Mac minis for $100 off MSR...
B&H Photo has Mac minis on sale for up to $100 off MSRP as part of their Black Friday sale, each including free shipping plus NY & NJ sales tax only: – 1.4GHz Mac mini: $399 $100 off MSRP – 2... Read more
Use your Apple Education discount to save up...
Purchase a new Mac using Apple’s Education discount, and take up to $300 off MSRP. All teachers, students, and staff of any educational institution with a .edu email address qualify for the discount... Read more
Adorama posts Black Friday deals on Apple Mac...
Adorama has posted Black Friday sale prices on many Macs, with MacBooks and iMacs available for up to $200 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and Adorama charges sales tax in NJ and NY only: MacBook Pros... Read more

Jobs Board

Business Development Manager, *Apple* Pay -...
# Business Development Manager, Apple Pay Job Number: 112919084 Santa Clara Valley, California, United States Posted: 18-Aug-2017 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Summary** Read more
Digital Marketing Media Planner, *Apple* Se...
# Digital Marketing Media Planner, Apple Services Job Number: 113080212 Culver City, California, United States Posted: 03-Oct-2017 Weekly Hours: **Job Summary** Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
Business Development Manager, *Apple* Pay -...
# Business Development Manager, Apple Pay Job Number: 112919084 Santa Clara Valley, California, United States Posted: 18-Aug-2017 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Summary** Read more
*Apple* Solutions Consultant - Apple (United...
# Apple Solutions Consultant Job Number: 56553863 North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States Posted: 17-Jun-2017 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Summary** Are you passionate Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.