TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Publisher
Volume Number:10
Issue Number:10
Column Tag:From the Publisher

From The Publisher

By Neil Ticktin, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher

Several issues ago in the June, 1994 issue, we went through a quiet change here at MacTech. David Williams, the official Publisher since 1992, stepped aside from that title to better reflect our division of responsibilities. Since that time, I’ve been working under the title of Editor-in-Chief and Publisher - with most of my duties continuing to be Publisher related. This is due to our continued expansion of editorial staff at MacTech Magazine.

As Publisher, I will, from time to time, write here - in the Publisher’s column - so that I continue to communicate directly with you, our readers. As always, you are welcome to e-mail me. As Scott attests to in his column this month, I’m an e-mail fanatic. I’ve even heard that our staff throws “Fingers can now rest”parties whenever I go on vacation. So write us, let us know what you think and what you want. I do respond to just about every e-mail I get - personally.

Software Frameworks Closes
MacTech Helps SFAMembers

As many of you may have already heard by now, Software Frameworks Association (formerly known as MADA) has closed its doors and ceased doing business. To help soften the blow to the Macintosh developer community, we’ve announced that we’re helping SFAmembers during this transition period.

MacTech to FrameWorks subscribers

For all SFA members who have issues remaining in their FrameWorks magazine and/or disk subscription, we will be providing two issues of MacTech magazine and/or disk subscription for each outstanding issue of FrameWorks. Those SFA members who are already MacTech subscribers will receive an extension to their current subscription. The transformation will take place starting with the November issue of MacTech (possibly the October issue - the one you are reading right now). FrameWorks subscribers do not need to do anything, it will all happen automatically.

More OOP in MacTech

We’ll be adding or enhancing our coverage of OOP, in part so we can pick up where FrameWorks is leaving off. We’re working with Mary Elaine Califf (FrameWorks’ Editor) to run pending FrameWorks articles. Furthermore, we’re inviting FrameWorks authors to continue to write - just now for MacTech Magazine. You should expect to see the same FrameWorks type articles on a regular basis in MacTech. That’s in addition to the “regular” articles you are used to seeing in MacTech.

FrameWorks back issues still available

To make certain that FrameWorks articles and materials are still available to the community, MacTech has agreed to include some or all of these articles in a future release of the MacTech CD-ROM. FrameWorks back issues of disks, magazines and CDs are available through the MacTech Mail Order Store.

The MacTech Mail Order Store is also inviting the products formerly published and distributed by SFA to be a part of the Mail Order Store. For information or availability of any of these products, contact our Mail Order Dept.

New Exclusive Products

Starting immediately, the Mail Order Store is now the exclusive distributor of OOP-related products: AdLib, a replacement for Apple’s MacApp ViewEdit; Savvy, the only scripting addition to MacApp that allows for full AppleScript attachability and editability; and MAScript (which Apple will be incorporating into the next release of MacApp). These products are now available in the Mail Order Store (with full descriptions) at the back of this issue. Check them out!

We’re here to help!

We at MacTech Magazine have always had a lot of respect for SFA - they served the needs of an important niche for Macintosh programmers. We’ll be sorry to see SFAgo.

SFAprovided a forum for people to meet, discuss, and publish a continual stream of great ideas. Now that SFA is gone, MacTech would like to help the community keep these ideas flowing. What we want to know from you is: how can we help?

For example, do the SFAaffiliates need support? What directions does the community want frameworks to go? In other words, what’s on your mind?

New Folios!

Periodically, we get comments from readers about the formatting of the magazine. Many of you have noticed the new style we introduced with the August issue. In our quest to continually improve MacTech, we’ve made another change - this time to our folios (the thing with the page number and the name of the magazine at the bottom of the page). Starting this month, we’ve added the title of the article to the folio. This should make searching for an article easier.

As always, let us know what you think.

 
AAPL
$102.47
Apple Inc.
+2.71
MSFT
$44.88
Microsoft Corpora
+0.80
GOOG
$526.54
Google Inc.
+5.70

MacTech Search:
Community Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

RapidWeaver 6.0 - Create template-based...
RapidWeaver is a next-generation Web design application to help you easily create professional-looking Web sites in minutes. No knowledge of complex code is required, RapidWeaver will take care of... Read more
NTFS 12.0.39 - 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
RestoreMeNot 2.0.3 - Disable window rest...
RestoreMeNot provides a simple way to disable the window restoration for individual applications so that you can fine-tune this behavior to suit your needs. Please note that RestoreMeNot is designed... Read more
Macgo Blu-ray Player 2.10.9.1750 - 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
Apple iOS 8.1 - 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
TechTool Pro 7.0.5 - Hard drive and syst...
TechTool Pro is now 7, and this is the most advanced version of the acclaimed Macintosh troubleshooting utility created in its 20-year history. Micromat has redeveloped TechTool Pro 7 to be fully 64... Read more
PDFKey Pro 4.0.2 - Edit and print passwo...
PDFKey Pro can unlock PDF documents protected for printing and copying when you've forgotten your password. It can now also protect your PDF files with a password to prevent unauthorized access and/... Read more
Yasu 2.9.1 - System maintenance app; per...
Yasu was originally created with System Administrators who service large groups of workstations in mind, Yasu (Yet Another System Utility) was made to do a specific group of maintenance tasks... Read more
Hazel 3.3 - Create rules for organizing...
Hazel is your personal housekeeper, organizing and cleaning folders based on rules you define. Hazel can also manage your trash and uninstall your applications. Organize your files using a... Read more
Autopano Giga 3.7 - 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

Swap Heroes (Games)
Swap Heroes 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: **Half price for a limited time only** Swap Heroes is a casual turn-based strategy adventure. Form a group of heroes and guide them... | Read more »
Ghost Blade (Games)
Ghost Blade 1.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.1 (iTunes) Description: Get the most outstanding 3D Action Game from App Store NOW! For those who dare pursue dreams. Masterpiece of Yu Shi Game ---China... | Read more »
Fiete – A Day on a Farm Review
Fiete – A Day on a Farm Review By Amy Solomon on October 21st, 2014 Our Rating: :: A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCEUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Fiete – A day on a farm in an interactive app for young children full of... | Read more »
Tilt to Live: Gauntlet’s Revenge is Almo...
Tilt to Live: Gauntlet’s Revenge is Almost Here Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 21st, 2014 [ permalink ] One Man Left has announced the official release date of Tilt to Live: Gauntlet’s Re | Read more »
Sago Mini Monsters Celebrates Halloween...
Sago Mini Monsters Celebrates Halloween with Fun Costumes and Special Treats. Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 21st, 2014 [ permal | Read more »
Inferno 2 Review
Inferno 2 Review By Andrew Fisher on October 21st, 2014 Our Rating: :: TWIN STICK GOODNESSUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad With tight controls and awesome, stark visuals, Inferno 2 is loads of fun.   | Read more »
Clips Review
Clips Review By Jennifer Allen on October 21st, 2014 Our Rating: :: CONVENIENT PASTINGUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Making copying and pasting more powerful than usual, Clips is a great way to move stuff around.   | Read more »
MonSense Review
MonSense Review By Jennifer Allen on October 21st, 2014 Our Rating: :: ORGANIZED FINANCESiPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad Organize your finances with the quick and easy to use, MonSense.   | Read more »
This Week at 148Apps: October 13-17, 201...
Expert App Reviewers   So little time and so very many apps. What’s a poor iPhone/iPad lover to do? Fortunately, 148Apps is here to give you the rundown on the latest and greatest releases. And we even have a tremendous back catalog of reviews; just... | Read more »
Angry Birds Transformers Review
Angry Birds Transformers Review By Jennifer Allen on October 20th, 2014 Our Rating: :: TRANSFORMED BIRDSUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Transformed in a way you wouldn’t expect, Angry Birds Transformers is a quite... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Select MacBook Airs $100 off MSRP, free shipp...
B&H Photo has 2014 a couple of MacBook Airs on sale for $100 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only. They also include free copies of Parallels Desktop and LoJack for... Read more
13-inch 2.5GHz MacBook Pro on sale for $100 o...
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
Strong iPhone, Mac And App Store Sales Drive...
Apple on Monday announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion... Read more
Apple Posts How-To For OS X Recovery
OS X 10.7 Lion and later include OS X Recovery. This feature includes all of the tools you need to reinstall OS X, repair your disk, and even restore from a Time Machine backup. OS X Recovery... Read more
Mac OS X Versions (Builds) Supported By Vario...
Apple Support has posted a handy resource explaining which Mac OS X versions (builds) originally shipped with or are available for your computer via retail discs, downloads, or Software Update. Apple... Read more
Deals on 2011 13-inch MacBook Airs, from $649
Daily Steals has the Mid-2011 13″ 1.7GHz i5 MacBook Air (4GB/128GB) available for $699 with a 90 day warranty. The Mid-2011 13″ 1.7GHz i5 MacBook Air (4GB/128GB SSD) is available for $649 at Other... Read more
2013 15-inch 2.0GHz Retina MacBook Pro availa...
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
Updated iPad Prices
We’ve updated our iPad Air Price Tracker and our iPad mini Price Tracker with the latest information on prices and availability from Apple and other resellers, including the new iPad Air 2 and the... Read more
Apple Pay Available to Millions of Visa Cardh...
Visa Inc. brings secure, convenient payments to iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3as well as iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Starting October 20th, eligible Visa cardholders in the U.S. will be able to use Apple Pay,... Read more
Textkraft Pocket – the missing TextEdit for i...
infovole GmbH has announced the release and immediate availability of Textkraft Pocket 1.0, a professional text editor and note taking app for Apple’s iPhone. In March 2014 rumors were all about... Read more

Jobs Board

Senior Event Manager, *Apple* Retail Market...
…This senior level position is responsible for leading and imagining the Apple Retail Team's global event strategy. Delivering an overarching brand story; in-store, 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
Project Manager / Business Analyst, WW *Appl...
…a senior project manager / business analyst to work within our Worldwide Apple Fulfillment Operations and the Business Process Re-engineering team. This role will work Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
Position Opening at *Apple* - Apple (United...
…customers purchase our products, you're the one who helps them get more out of their new Apple technology. Your day in the Apple Store is filled with a range of Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.