TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Sep 95 Newsbits
Volume Number:11
Issue Number:9
Column Tag:Newsbits

Newsbits

By John Kawakami, MacTech Magazine Editorial Assistant

Apple Taps Guy Kawasaki For Apple Fellows Program

CUPERTINO, California - June 1995 - Apple Computer, Inc. announced that Guy Kawasaki has been appointed to the company’s prestigious Apple Fellows program. The Apple Fellows program recognizes those rare individuals who have made extraordinary technical or leadership contributions to personal computing. Each Apple Fellow acts as a leader and a visionary, guiding the company in his particular area of expertise.

A noted author, columnist and speaker, and the founder of various personal computing enterprises, Kawasaki has played a significant leadership role in the “evangelism” of the Apple Macintosh computer and its software. As an Apple Fellow, Kawasaki will represent developer issues and perspectives to Apple; work with developers on programs that enhance their businesses; and serve as a resource for Apple’s sales, marketing, development, and support personnel.

Prior to becoming an Apple Fellow, Guy Kawasaki was the president of Fog City Software in San Francisco, which he founded in 1994. Fog City is the creator of the Claris Emailer product, which Claris plans to ship in July. Kawasaki also was formerly a member of the board of directors of Macintosh software ventures Salient, Bit Jugglers and BookMaker, and was the founder and president of ACI US, another Macintosh software company.

While employed by Apple from 1983 to 1987, Kawasaki pioneered Apple’s software evangelism program for the Macintosh computer as director of product management, and was responsible for managing the relationship between Apple and third-party developers, as well as Apple-labeled software products. He was one of the key individuals responsible for the successful introduction of the original Macintosh computer in 1984, and it was in this capacity that he perpetuated the term “software evangelist” in his highly successful efforts to support Macintosh software developers.

“Guy Kawasaki brings extraordinary insight into Apple’s relationship with Macintosh developers and Macintosh users around the world,” said David Nagel, Apple senior vice president of worldwide research and development. “As an Apple Fellow, Guy’s experience as both a developer and a Macintosh software evangelist, as well as his enthusiasm for the Macintosh platform, will be a tremendous asset to Apple and the software-development community.”

“My goal is to carry the Macintosh torch and save computer users from the gates of hell,” said Kawasaki. “MUD (monopolistic unshipped detritus) has replaced FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt). Personal computing should be about loftier things like empowerment, innovation, and creativity.”

“This is an honor that is well deserved,” said Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies. “Because of Guy, Apple was able to hurdle many obstacles to gain developer acceptance of the early Macintosh. Facing similar challenges now, Apple could not have chosen a more appropriate and responsive liaison and advocate for developers - someone who clearly understands and is trusted by the Macintosh developer community.”

“At Macromedia, we’re pleased to see someone with such enthusiasm and vision for the Macintosh rejoin Apple,” said John C. “Bud” Colligan, president and CEO of Macromedia, Inc. “I can’t think of a better-qualified person than Guy Kawasaki to catalyze and energize the Macintosh developer community.”

Kawasaki, age 40, is the author of several books - including “How to Drive Your Competition Crazy” and “The Macintosh Way” - and has been a contributing columnist for MacUser and Macworld magazines.

Kawasaki holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stanford and an MBA from UCLA. A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, he lives in San Francisco with his wife and son. They have another child in “beta.”

Apple Computer, Inc., http://www.info.apple.com

Apple Computer, Inc. Mailing Lists

Apple Computer, Inc. provides a number of mailing lists that can keep you informed of the latest information in the following areas. Any customer with an Internet email address or a commercial online service account with Internet email access can subscribe and unsubscribe to any of the following mailing lists.

Apple Press Releases - receive copies of all press releases created by Apple. To subscribe: Send an email message to: pressrel@thing2.info.apple.com ; In the body of the message, type: subscribe yourrealname (example: Subscribe Royce Walthrop) You’ll receive an automated reply letting you know you’ve been added to the list.

Apple Information Alley - receive notification, a table of contents and the the text version of the Information Alley, Apple’s technical support journal, twice per month. To subscribe: Send an email message to: infoalley@thing2.info.apple.com ; In the body of the message, type: subscribe yourrealname (example: Subscribe Royce Walthrop) You’ll receive an automated reply letting you know you’ve been added to the list.

Apple Software Updates - receive notification and descriptions of each new Apple software update posted to the Apple Software Updates areas on Apple supported online services and Internet sites, including eWorld. We’ll also send you information on fee-based Apple software upgrades not posted online. To subscribe: Send an email message to: swupdates@thing2.info.apple.com ; In the body of the message, type: subscribe yourrealname (example: Subscribe Royce Walthrop) You’ll receive an automated reply letting you know you’ve been added to the list.

Apple New Hardware - receive information on the newest Apple hardware releases, including Macintosh computers, printers, and imaging devices. All information is extracted from the Apple Tech Info Library, Apple’s official technical support database, which is located in the Apple Technical Support area (shortcut: support) on eWorld. To subscribe: Send an email message to: newhdw@thing2.info.apple.com ; In the body of the message, type: subscribe yourrealname (example: Subscribe Royce Walthrop) You’ll receive an automated reply letting you know you’ve been added to the list.

Newton Press Releases - receive copies of all Newton related press releases created by Apple. To subscribe: Send an email message to: newtonpr@thing1.info.apple.com ; In the body of the message, type: subscribe yourrealname (example: Subscribe Royce Walthrop) You’ll receive an automated reply letting you know you’ve been added to the list.

WON (World of Newton) Weekly - a weekly review of Newton platform information, software updates, online chats and resources, compiled by the Newton Platform Marketing group at Apple. To subscribe: Send an email message to: wonweekly@thing2.info.apple.com ; In the body of the message, type: subscribe yourrealname (example: Subscribe Royce Walthrop) You’ll receive an automated reply letting you know you’ve been added to the list.

NetManage to Bring WinSock APIs to
Apple Computer’s Open Transport

Mactivity ’95, San Jose, California, July - NetManage, the leading Windows TCP/IP developer, announced its intent to bring the Window Sockets 1.1 APIs to the Mac OS.

WinSock has emerged as the Application Programming Interface (API) of choice for accessing TCP/IP services on personal computers running Windows. By extending the architecture of Open Transport - Apple’s new Mac OS networking and communications system - with Window Sockets APIs, this proposed new developer tool will enable cross platform programming between the Mac OS and Windows, Windows/NT and Windows’95.

Developers from the Windows community should find it easier to develop TCP/IP networking applications for the Mac OS. For corporate developers, these proposed new tools would provide a portable network API across both Windows and the Mac OS platform. As a result, customers should see an increased number of Windows networking applications become available on the Mac OS.

“NetManage becoming a Mac OS developer, and announcing its intent to create this tool should further strengthen the developer proposition with Apple Open Transport”, said John Mracek, senior director of System Software Marketing at Apple Computer, Inc. “With tools support to be available for both POSIX XTI and Window Sockets APIs, developers will have the best of both UNIX and Windows for Mac OS network applications. We are particularly pleased to see NetManage working on this. Their leadership and expertise as the contributor of the original WinSock specification certainly lays the groundwork for a successful relationship.”

The two companies will release further details concerning the new tools at a later date.

MacAnalyst and MacDesigner Tools Version 5.0

Marshalltown, Iowa, July 1995 - Excel Software has introduced major enhancements to its suite of MacAnalyst and MacDesigner tools to automate the Booch 94, Fusion and Jacobson methods of object-oriented analysis and design.

To retain its leadership role in OOA/OOD software engineering tools, improvements have been made to the existing support for OMT, Shlaer/Mellor and Coad/Yourdon methods. MacAnalyst and MacDesigner tools are currently used by thousands of software developers for personal computer, mainframe and embedded software systems.

The Booch 94 method includes class, object, state, interaction, module and processor diagrams. These different diagram views are integrated through the multi-user team dictionary and requirement documents. Dictionary and diagram information developed during the design phase of a project is used for automated code generation of class structures and function frames. Integrated code browsing and editing provides double-click access from design diagrams to source code.

Jacobson method support includes use case diagrams and definitions, the analysis and design model, interaction diagrams and state transition graphs. The use case concept serves as the foundation of the Jacobson method and has become a popular supplement to other OOA/OOD methods. Each use case definition can be associated with other diagrams, tables or text documents for instant access. Class declarations and function code frames can be generated from diagram and dictionary information.

Other features of version 5.0 include Harel style state models, instant access to requirement statements associated with a diagram or object selection and table generation from state diagrams. Each product has a user’s manual, example documents and the new Introduction & Tutorials manual. The tutorials manual covers nineteen software engineering projects using a broad range of methods.

Product pricing is MacAnalyst $995, MacAnalyst/Expert $1595, MacDesigner $995, MacDesigner/Expert $1595 and MacA&D $2995. These products run on all Macintosh computers with eight megabytes of RAM and System 7, A/UX 3 or later. They are compatible with UNIX workstations using Apple’s MAE software. Site licensing is available.

Excel Software, Box 1414, Marshalltown, IA 50158

(515) 752-5359, Fax: (515) 752-2435, email: casetools@aol.com

Metrowerks CodeWarrior Will Enable ISVs to Create Applications for New Interactive TV Operating System.

Metrowerks, Inc. [ME, VSE: MWK] announced its intention to provide tools for developing software for use in interactive television (“ITV”) in cooperation with PowerTV, Inc. and Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. A contract will be formalized shortly and the three companies plan to cooperate in establishing the Power TV operating system (“PowerTV OS”) as a premier environment for interactive TV content.

The PowerTV OS is an open architecture technology selected by Scientific-Atlanta as the standard operating system for their digital settop terminals and is the operating system platform for a number for interactive applications. Industry leaders such as Ameritech, Pacific Telesis Video Services and Southern New England Telecommunications have all chosen the PowerTV OS for use in their interactive networks.

Metrowerks will author and distribute a new version of CodeWarrior, its high-performance, easy-to-use software development package, to enable the creation of leading-edge content for the PowerTV OS. This new version of CodeWarrior will use the same tools, debuggers and environment that have made CodeWarrior a development system of choice for independent software vendors on the Macintosh. The PowerTV version of CodeWarrior will run on all Apple Macintosh and MacOS-compatible systems and will output code for the embedded PowerPC CPU used in the Scientific-Atlanta Digital Home Communication Terminal (“DHCT”).

Metrowerks, email: info@metrowerks.com

Script Debugger

Late Night Software Ltd. announced the release of Script Debugger, hailed by company president Mark Alldritt as “a powerful and flexible AppleScript authoring tool that makes it easy for novice and experienced script writers alike to get the most from AppleScript.”

Script Debugger is the first utility to offer true single-step execution of all AppleScript scripts. It allows users to set breakpoints on any statement of their scripts as well as step through their scripts to see exactly how they execute.

Fully scriptable and attachable, Script Debugger offers an extensive list of features including Drag and Drop editing; a Dictionary window; and a handlers pop-up menu.

Script Debugger is priced at $US129 (plus shipping) and is available now. Late Night Software Ltd., (604) 929-5578, email: gtubin@wimsey.com

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015 9.0.1 - Digit...
Premiere Pro CC 2015 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Premiere Pro customer). Premiere Pro CS6 is still available for... Read more
Adobe After Effects CC 2015 13.5.1 - Cre...
After Effects CC 2015 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous After Effects customer). After Effects CS6 is still available... Read more
Adobe Creative Cloud 2.2.0.129 - Access...
Adobe Creative Cloud costs $49.99/month (or less if you're a previous Creative Suite customer). Creative Suite 6 is still available for purchase (without a monthly plan) if you prefer. Introducing... Read more
Tower 2.2.3 - Version control with Git m...
Tower is a powerful Git client for OS X that makes using Git easy and more efficient. Users benefit from its elegant and comprehensive interface and a feature set that lets them enjoy the full power... Read more
Apple Java 2015-001 - For OS X 10.7, 10....
Apple Java for OS X 2015-001 installs the legacy Java 6 runtime for OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and OS X 10.7 Lion. This package is... Read more
Adobe Muse CC 2015 2015.0.1 - Design and...
Muse CC 2015 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $14.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Muse customer). Muse CS6 is still available for purchase (without a... Read more
Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 19.1.0 - Profe...
Illustrator CC 2015 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Illustrator customer). Illustrator CS6 is still available for... Read more
Corel Painter 14.1.0.1105 - Digital art...
Corel Painter helps you create astonishing art in a variety of media. Paint with vivid oil paints, fluid water colors, and earthy charcoals. Corel Painter flawlessly recreates the tones and textures... Read more
Pacifist 3.5.4 - Install individual file...
Pacifist opens up .pkg installer packages, .dmg disk images, .zip, .tar. tar.gz, .tar.bz2, .pax, and .xar archives and more, and lets you extract or install individual files out of them. This is... Read more
Dropbox 3.8.4 - Cloud backup and synchro...
Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. It allows you to both backup files and keep them up-to-date between systems... Read more

Mazes of Karradash (Games)
Mazes of Karradash 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: The city of Karradash is under attack: the monsters of the Shadow Realms are emerging from the depths.No adventurer is... | Read more »
Battle Golf is the Newest Game from the...
Wrassling was a pretty weird - and equally great - little wressling game. Now the developers, Folmer Kelly and Colin Lane, have turned their attention to a different sport: golfing. This is gonna be weird. [Read more] | Read more »
Qbert Rebooted has the App Store Going...
The weird little orange... whatever... is back, mostly thanks to that movie which shall remain nameless (you know the one). But anyway it's been "rebooted" and now you can play the fancy-looking Qbert Rebooted on iOS devices. [Read more] | Read more »
Giant Monsters Run Amok in The Sandbox...
So The Sandbox has just hit version number 1.99987 (seriously), and it's added a lot more stuff. Just like every other update, really. [Read more] | Read more »
Fish Pond Park (Games)
Fish Pond Park 1.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes) Description: Nurture an idyllic slice of tourist's heaven into the top nature spot of the nation, furnishing it with a variety of... | Read more »
Look after Baby Buddy on your Apple Watc...
Parigami Gold is the new premium version of the match three puzzler that includes Apple Watch support and all new content. You won't simply be sliding tiles around on your wrist, the Apple Watch companion app is an all new mini-game in itself. You'... | Read more »
Swallow all of your opponents as the big...
Eat all of the opposition and become the largest ball in Battle of Balls now available in the App Store and Google Play. Battle of Balls pits you against other opponents in real time and challenges you to eat more balls and grow larger than all of... | Read more »
PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX (Games)
PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX 1.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes) Description: It’s Your World. EAT IT! Get ready for more ghost chain gobbling and frantic action in PAC-MAN® CE-DX! The... | Read more »
incurve (Games)
incurve 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Get ready for 2 different gravities Goal is to hit as many white dots on your way up.When you're touching the screen, the dots have a... | Read more »
Crossy Road has its Own Merch Store Now....
Do you like Crossy Road? I mean do you really like Crossy Road? Well then you're in luck! Hipster Whale has opened up a Crossy Road store, so you can show off your fandom via official T-shirts. [Read more] | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Sale! 13″ 1.6GHz/256GB MacBook Air for $1099,...
B&H Photo has the 13″ 1.6GHz/256GB MacBook Air on sale for $1099 including free shipping plus NY tax only. Their price is $100 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model. Read more
iPad mini 4 To Be Upgraded To iPad Air 2 Spec...
There’s a certain inevitability about making Apple product predictions this time of year. Come September, we can pretty reliably count on the release of refreshed iPhones, along with the iOS 9... Read more
Apple restocks refurbished Mac minis for up t...
The Apple Store has restocked Apple Certified Refurbished 2014 Mac minis, with models available starting at $419. Apple’s one-year warranty is included with each mini, and shipping is free: - 1.4GHz... Read more
13-inch 2.5GHz MacBook Pro on sale for $899,...
Best Buy has the 13″ 2.5GHz MacBook Pro available for $899.99 on their online store. Choose free shipping or free instant local store pickup (if available). Their price is $200 off MSRP. Price is... Read more
21-inch 2.9GHz iMac on sale for $1299, save $...
Best Buy has the 21″ 2.9GHz iMac on sale today for $1299.99 on their online store. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Their price is $200 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest... Read more
Free Image Sizer 1.3 for iOS Offers Photo Edi...
Xi’An, China based G-Power has announced the release of Image Sizer 1.3 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, an important update to their free photo editing app. Image Sizer’s collection of easy to... Read more
Sale! 13″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air for $899,...
B&H Photo has the 13″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air on sale for $899 including free shipping plus NY tax only. Their price is $100 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model. Read more
13-inch Retina MacBook Pros on sale for $100...
Best Buy has 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros on sale for $100 off MSRP on their online store. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Prices are for online orders only, in-store... Read more
Will BMW’s i3 Electric Vehicle Be The Automo...
The German-language business journal Manager Magazin’s Michael Freitag reports that Apple and the German performance/luxury automaker Bayerishe Motoren Werke (BMW) are back at far-reaching... Read more
Sale! $250 off 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, $2...
B&H Photo has lowered their price for the 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro to $1749, or $250 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only. They have the 27″ 3.3GHz 5K iMac on... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Customer Experience (ACE) Leader - A...
…management to deliver on business objectives Training partner store staff on Apple products, services, and merchandising guidelines Coaching partner store staff on Read more
Project Manager - *Apple* Pay Security - Ap...
**Job Summary** The Apple Pay Security team is seeking a highly organized, results-driven Project Manager to drive the development of Apple Pay Security. If you are Read more
*Apple* TV Product Design Internship (Spring...
…the mechanical design effort associated with creating world-class products with the Apple TV PD Group. Responsibilities will include working closely with manufacturing, Read more
*Apple* Watch SW Application Project Manager...
**Job Summary** The Apple Watch software team is looking for an Application Engineering Project Manager to work on new projects for Apple . The successful candidate 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.