TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Dec 93 Newsbits
Volume Number:9
Issue Number:12
Column Tag:Newsbits

Newsbits

By Neil Ticktin, Editor-in-Chief

QUED/M Can THINk!

Users of QUED/M, Nisus Software's fast, capable Macintosh text editor, are now able to launch QUED/M from within the Symantec THINK C 6.0 project manager. Nisus developed the QUED/M update to provide a superior editing option for THINK C programmers.

Version 2.6 improvements allow QUED/M users to: Open a file from the project window to launch QUED/M automatically; Access the most common commands from QUED/M's THINK menu; Instantly lookup selected Mac OS commands in THINK Reference 2.0; Access all the project's include files from QUED/M's title bar; Use THINK commands in QUED/M macros to compile, link, build and name an application with a single command; Delete, move or rename files in the QUED/M Catalog without going to the Finder; and Customize applications with new QUED/M Preferences.

QUED/M runs on any Macintosh (System 6.0 or later; the THINK integrated options need System 7.0) and requires only 285K. It permits unlimited undos and redos; has 10 Clipboards; has MPW ToolServer Support and GNU Diff multi-file comparison/merge; and offers macro capability for automating repetitive operations and creating additional menu options. QUED/M's powerful Find/Change feature can even search unopened files for literal text or for regular expressions defined with a superset of GREP metacharacters.

For registered QUED/M 2.5 users, the upgrade price is $15.00 while owners of earlier versions can upgrade for $49.00. The suggested retail price of the new version is $149.00. Registered users will receive order forms by mail.

For more information, contact Nisus Software, Inc., 107 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075-1900, Voice: 619/481-1477, Fax: 619/481-6154.

Quickhelp and Quickview

Altura Software, Inc. has is now shipping QuickHelp - a WinHelp-compatible, context-sensitive help system. QuickHelp provides Macintosh software developers with a full-featured, on-line help system, complete with hypertext links and navigational tools. The company also announced the availability of QuickView--a Microsoft Multimedia Viewer compatible application for Windows creators of multimedia CD-ROM titles who want to develop titles which will play on both Macintosh and Windows.

QuickHelp is targeted at Macintosh developers who have had to rely on Apple's Balloon Help or on their own internally developed help systems-solutions that result in a less than ideal system. Altura anticipates that cross platform Windows developers will also use QuickHelp to leverage their Windows development efforts. QuickView will appeal to Windows creators of multimedia CD-ROM titles who want to quickly port them to Macintosh.

QuickView is a multimedia viewer for Macintosh that emulates the functionality of the Microsoft Multimedia Viewer 2.0. QuickView includes all of the features of QuickHelp plus: support for Macintosh sound files and Windows .WAV files, embedded panes and windows, full text search and retrieval, external commands and support for QuickTime and AVI movies.

QuickView will be available in November, 1993. The QuickView Development Kit will be $495. Pricing is based on an annual fee and the number of titles (multiple title discounts are available). Non-commercial pricing: $995 per title. Commercial pricing: $2,500 per title.

For more information, contact Altura Software, Inc., 510 LightHouse Ave., Suite 5, Pacific Grove, CA 93950, Voice: 408/655-8005, Fax: 408/655-9663.

Apple launches software dispatch

Apple Computer, Inc. has introduced an extremely convenient way for people to explore and purchase software for Macintosh and Windows personal computers. Software Dispatch - a CD-ROM delivery system as well as a new business unit at Apple - allows customers to try, compare and buy popular software applications 24-hours a day, seven days a week, in the comfort and convenience of their home or office. When customer call the Software Dispatch 800 number to order, they receive an unlocking key upon telephone purchase that lets them immediately install and use their software. Software Dispatch CD-ROM discs are scheduled to be distributed by mail, free of charge beginning November 1993 to Macintosh CD-ROM owners and early 1994 to Windows CD-ROM owners.

The first Software Dispatch CD-ROM disk features more than 80 applications, including a broad offering of productivity, utilities, education, games, fonts, clip art and other applications. Software vendors with products featured on Software Dispatch CDs include Symantec, Claris, Computer Associates, Intuit, Lotus, Spinnaker and Vividus.

With Software Dispatch, customers can now compare applications on their desktop, as well as order and install software immediately without waiting for overnight delivery. Technical support for purchased products can be easily referenced via a consolidated list of vendors and telephone support lines on the disk.

For more information, contact Apple Computer, Inc., 20525 Mariani Avenue, Cupertino, CA 95014, Voice: 800/937-2828 ext-600.

System 7 Pro

Apple Computer, Inc. has unveiled System 7 Pro, an advanced version of the System 7 operating system for Apple Macintosh personal computers. System 7 Pro incorporates three technologies - PowerTalk, AppleScript and QuickTime.

PowerTalk, available to customers for the first time, is personal communications software based on the Apple Open Collaboration Environment (AOCE), a technology framework for providing collaboration services to users of personal computers. PowerTalk's built-in electronic messaging capabilities make it easy for an individual to communicate and work with other individuals or groups. AppleScript, which has been available separately since its introduction in April 1993, provides System 7 Pro with a system-level scripting capability for automating routine tasks. Together, PowerTalk and AppleScript can be used to create affordable custom solutions. QuickTime is Apple's software for creating and playing dynamic data - such as sound, video and animation - on a personal computer.

System 7 Pro is available immediately in the United States through software resellers and Apple authorized resellers. The suggested retail price of the single-user product is US$149, and the suggested retail price for the 10-user product is US$999.

For more information, contact Apple Computer, Inc., 20525 Mariani Avenue, Cupertino, CA 95014, Voice: 408/996-1010.

Neuron Data’s smart elements

Neuron Data Corporation has announced Smart Elements. Smart Elements is the third Neuron Data product to integrate components of the company's new Elements Architecture, an integrated set of application development tool modules and integration layers announced in June. Smart Elements = Objects + Rules + GUI + Script.

Smart Elements combines and enhanced version of Neuron Data's NEXPERT OBJECT knowledge-based application development tool with a new, extensible script language for rapid application development and with the GUI design facility from the company's Open Interface tool. The new product's objects module enables developers to simplify the modeling of complex problems through a semantically rich set of object-oriented organizing principles. The objects module features enhanced message-passing capabilities. The rules capability within Smart Elements, meanwhile, helps developers to efficiently represent complex logic and business rules. An enhanced version of NEXPERT OBJECT'S database connectivity bridge software is also provided.

These elements are integrated with a GUI design facility through an extensible script language. With the GUI design module, developers can build fully portable, graphical front-ends to their Smart Elements applications. Applications are portable across more than 35 hardware platforms and their native operating and windowing systems. The extensible script then enables developers to describe the behavior of any graphical object on screen and to link these interface objects to application logic without programming. Priced at $5,000 for a developer's license, Smart Elements is shipping now.

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

case essence

AGPW, Inc. has shipped version 1.1 of CASE Essence - an electronic book that teaches Information Engineering and Object Oriented Analysis concepts. The book teaches fundamental concepts to all audiences. CASE Essence provides a thorough explanation of the subtleties of data analysis.

This update features a reorganization of the curriculum to improve the progression of ideas for the non-technical audience. This version teaches first: Domains, Objects, Predicates, and Classes - forming the core of the course.

A new section that provides more practice in identifying Predicates has been added to give even more depth to the courseware. Using a number of short case studies, this final section allows the student to work through trade-offs between real-world and real-budget issues.

In addition, CASE Essence v1.1 features a brief section explaining the rationale for omitting any reference to methods or CASE tools. This version also increases the size of the sample conceptual design to more than 400 pages of examples.

For more information, contact AGPW, Inc., P.O. Box 11784, St. Louis, MO 63105, Voice: 314/721-4884, CompuServe: 72060,2511.

 
AAPL
$100.96
Apple Inc.
-0.83
MSFT
$47.52
Microsoft Corpora
+0.84
GOOG
$596.08
Google Inc.
+6.81

MacTech Search:
Community Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Airfoil 4.8.9 - Send audio from any app...
Airfoil allows you to send any audio to AirPort Express units, Apple TVs, and even other Macs and PCs, all in sync! It's your audio - everywhere. With Airfoil you can take audio from any... Read more
WhatRoute 1.13.0 - Geographically trace...
WhatRoute is designed to find the names of all the routers an IP packet passes through on its way from your Mac to a destination host. It also measures the round-trip time from your Mac to the... Read more
Chromium 37.0.2062.122 - Fast and stable...
Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web. FreeSMUG-Free OpenSource Mac User Group build is... Read more
Attachment Tamer 3.1.14b9 - Take control...
Attachment Tamer gives you control over attachment handling in Apple Mail. It fixes the most annoying Apple Mail flaws, ensures compatibility with other email software, and allows you to set up how... Read more
Duplicate Annihilator 5.0 - Find and del...
Duplicate Annihilator takes on the time-consuming task of comparing the images in your iPhoto library using effective algorithms to make sure that no duplicate escapes. Duplicate Annihilator detects... Read more
jAlbum Pro 12.2 - Organize your digital...
jAlbum Pro has all the features you love in jAlbum, but comes with a commercial license. With jAlbum, you can create gorgeous custom photo galleries for the Web without writing a line of code!... Read more
jAlbum 12.2 - Create custom photo galler...
With jAlbum, you can create gorgeous custom photo galleries for the Web without writing a line of code! Beginner-friendly, with pro results Simply drag and drop photos into groups, choose a design... Read more
Quicken 2015 2.0.4 - Complete personal f...
Quicken 2015 helps you manage all your personal finances in one place, so you can see where you're spending and where you can save. Quicken automatically categorizes your financial transactions,... Read more
iMazing 1.0 - Complete iOS device manage...
iMazing (formerly 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... Read more
Xcode 6.0.1 - Integrated development env...
Apple Xcode is Apple Computer's integrated development environment (IDE) for OS X. The full Xcode package is free to ADC members and includes all the tools you need to create, debug, and optimize... Read more

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

View Source – HTML, JavaScript and CSS...
View Source – HTML, JavaScript and CSS 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Utilities Price: $.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: View Source is an app plus an iOS 8 Safari extension that makes it easy to do one key web developer... | Read more »
Avenged Sevenfold’s Hail To The King: De...
Avenged Sevenfold’s Hail To The King: Deathbat is Coming to iOS on October 16th Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 19th, 2014 [ permalink ] Just in time for Halloween, on October 16 Avenged Sevenfold will be launching | Read more »
Talisman Has Gone Universal – Can Now be...
Talisman Has Gone Universal – Can Now be Played on the iPhone Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 19th, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
Tap Army Review
Tap Army Review By Jennifer Allen on September 19th, 2014 Our Rating: :: SHOOT EM ALLUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Mindless but fun, Tap Army is a lane-based shooter that should help you relieve some stress.   | Read more »
Monsters! Volcanoes! Loot! Epic Island f...
Monsters! Volcanoes! Loot! | Read more »
Plunder Pirates: Tips, Tricks, Strategie...
Ahoy There, Seadogs: Interested in knowing our thoughts on all this plundering and pirating? Check out our Plunder Pirates Review! Have you just downloaded the rather enjoyable pirate-em-up Plunder Pirates and are in need of some assistance? Never... | Read more »
Goat Simulator Review
Goat Simulator Review By Lee Hamlet on September 19th, 2014 Our Rating: :: THE GRUFFEST OF BILLY GOATSUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Unleash chaos as a grumpy goat in this humorous but short-lived casual game.   | Read more »
A New and Improved Wunderlist is Here fo...
A New and Improved Wunderlist is Here for iOS 8 Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 19th, 2014 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
Evernote Update for iOS 8 Adds Web Clipp...
Evernote Update for iOS 8 Adds Web Clipping, Quick Notes, and More Posted by Ellis Spice on September 19th, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
Apple Names Ultimate Productivity Bundl...
Apple Names Ultimate Productivity Bundle by Readdle as the Essential Bundle on the App Store Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 19th, 2014 [ permalink | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Updated Price Trackers
We’ve updated our Mac Price Trackers with the latest information on prices, bundles, and availability on systems from Apple’s authorized internet/catalog resellers: - 15″ MacBook Pros - 13″ MacBook... Read more
Mac Pros available for up to $260 off MSRP
Adorama has Mac Pros on sale for up to $260 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and Adorama charges sales tax in NY & NJ only: - 4-core Mac Pro: $2839.99, $160 off MSRP - 6-core Mac Pro: $3739.99, $260... Read more
13-inch 2.6GHz/256GB Retina MacBook Pros avai...
B&H Photo has the 13″ 2.6GHz/256GB Retina MacBook Pro on sale for $1379 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. Their price is $120 off MSRP. Read more
Previous-generation 15-inch 2.0GHz Retina Mac...
B&H Photo has leftover previous-generation 15″ 2.0GHz Retina MacBook Pros now available for $1599 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. Their price is $400 off original MSRP. B&H... Read more
21″ 2.7GHz iMac available for $1179, save $12...
Adorama has 21″ 2.7GHz Hawell iMacs on sale for $1179.99 including free shipping. Their price is $120 off MSRP. NY and NJ sales tax only. Read more
iOS 8 Adoption Rate Slower than iOS 7, 6, Hit...
Apple began pushing out iOS 8 updates to eligible devices around 1pm ET on September 17, 2014. However, unlike with iOS 7, which boasted a wide variety of differences from its predecessor iOS 6, in... Read more
LIkely Final Definitive OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks...
Apple has released what will almost certainly be the last incremental version number update of OS X 10.9 Mavericks (save for futire security updates) before OS X 10.10 Yosemite is released next month... Read more
Fingerprints, Apple Pay and Identity Theft Wa...
On Sep 9th, CEO Tim Cook unveiled Apple Pay, along with the new iPhone 6 and iWatch. Apple Pay is a newly developed technology that utilizes a near field communication (NFC) to enable customer... Read more
Amazon Introduces Two All-New Kindles
Amazon on Thursday introduced the 7th generation of its Kindle dedicated e-reader device: Kindle Voyage, its top-of-the-line e-reader, and the new $79 Kindle, with a 20% faster processor, twice the... Read more
Save up to $300 on the price of a new Mac wit...
Purchase a new Mac or iPad at The Apple Store for Education and take up to $300 off MSRP. All teachers, students, and staff of any educational institution qualify for the discount. Shipping is free,... 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
Project Manager, *Apple* Financial Services...
**Job Summary** Apple Financial Services (AFS) offers consumers, businesses and educational institutions ways to finance Apple purchases. We work with national and 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.