[NPL] McGallen & Bolden Apps/Templates
For Immediate Release
McGallen & Bolden
MCGALLEN & BOLDEN LAUNCHES CUSTOM INTRANET APPLICATIONS AND TEMPLATES
THROUGH SECURE E-COMMERCE WEB SITE
SINGAPORE, 13 August 1998 -- McGallen & Bolden Asia, part of McGallen &
Bolden International (USA) and McGallen & Bolden (Ireland), launched its
suite of intranet/extranet applications and templates for small and medium
enterprises (SMEs) recently, and has also launched its secure e-commerce
web site for retail purchases of its software.
The first module launched by McGallen & Bolden is the HR Intranet (Basic)
Template, which includes all necessary templates and placeholders for a
typical human resource department within any SME environment. The module
will run on any web server and operating system (OS), including UNIX,
Windows NT, MacOS, LINUX, and even freeBSD. This is because McGallen &
Bolden has standardized its scripting...
[NPL] Aetiket Label Printer 2.6.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TORONTO -- August 12, 1998 -- A new version of Aetiket Label Printer, the
popular cross-platform label printing software by Eric Fandrich, has just
been released incorporating many improvements and English/French bilingual
In response to requests from French users, I created an English/French
bilingual version, enabling users to easily select their preferred
Ease of use has been further improved with a redesigned Duplication
function enabling the simple duplication of repeated label entries. Among
other improvements, editing of imported label data is now possible, and the
Duplication function now supports paragraph formatting.
30 Second Review
Aetiket Label Printer is a FileMaker Pro Solution that makes it easy to
print labels of various sizes anywhere on a label sheet: one at a time, in
small batches, or whole pages at once.
Mailing, Packaging, European A4, and media labels are supported, and more
are added regularly in response to customer...
[NPL] Schedule-it plug-in 1.5 beta for FileMaker Pro
For Immediate Release
London, England, Thursday, August 13, 1998
Amsys plc has announced the beta release of version 1.5 of their
Schedule-it plug-in for FileMaker Pro 4 for Macintosh.
The Schedule-it plug-in enables specific FileMaker Pro 4 scripts to be
executed at a specific time or to be triggered when a condition specified
in a calculation occurs. Up to 99 scripts in different databases can be
scheduled. Scripts can be scheduled to execute once only, repeat daily, run
at a specified time, run after a period of time has elapsed, or be
triggered from a calculation. A "Controller" database for configuring
schedules is included with the plug-in.
Version 1.5 of the Schedule-it plug-in includes a new Advanced Schedule
function. This allows you to specify a script to be executed once only at a
given Date/Time, to be repeated every X number of weeks from a starting
date, to be repeated on a specific day of the week, or to be repeated on a
specific day of the month.
The Schedule-it 1.5...
[NPL] Sonnet Announces Fastest Ever 360MHz
For Release: August 13, 1998
For More Information, please contact:
SONNET ANNOUNCES FASTEST EVER 360 MHZ PROCESSOR UPGRADE CARD FOR POWER
Sonnet Tops Lineup with 333 MHz and 360 MHz PowerPC G3 Processor Upgrade
Cards for PCI Macs.
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA. August 13, 1998. Sonnet Technologies, the leading
manufacturer of performance upgrade products for Apple MacintoshTM
computers, introduced two new models in its line of CrescendoTM G3
processor upgrade cards for PCI Power MacintoshTM Computers. The new
Crescendo G3 upgrades, based on the latest PowerPCTM G3 (750) processor
technology, set new price performance standards for high-end processor
upgrades. The new cards will be available in the following configurations:
Crescendo G3 - 333 MHz with 1MB 2:1 ratio backside cache.
Crescendo G3 - 360 MHz with 1MB 1.5:1 ratio backside cache.
The 333 MHz and 360 MHz models, geared for high-end, performance-hungry
[NPL] Conflict Catcher 8 Demo Available
CONFLICT CATCHER 8 - DEMO NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE. Stop by for a test run!!
Casady & Greene is pleased to offer you a chance to test drive our New
Conflict Catcher 8. Conflict Catcher 8 was the winner of the coveted "Best
of Show" award received at Macworld in New York.
Conflict Catcher 8 now features the New Clean Install System Merge which
detects and prevents incorrect files, extensions, and preferences from
merging into your new operating system. The New Clean Install System Merge
is new breakthrough technology and along with Improved Conflict Testing
features and Power User features Conflict Catcher 8 was the winner of the
coveted "Best of Show" award at Macworld in New York, 1998.
Full product will be available for downloading starting August 13, 1998 at
http://www.casadyg.com for only $79.95 plus S&H. Pre-orders for ship-out
and upgrade orders are being accepted by Casady & Greene's direct sales
line at 800-359-4920 or 831-484-9228. All previous owners of Conflict...
[NPL] Aladdin Goes Cross Platform
Jennifer Lyng or Nicole Rowland
CROSS-PLATFORM COMMUNICATION BREAKTHROUGH: ALADDIN DROPSTUFF CREATES
STUFFIT AND ZIP COMPRESSED FILES TO MAKE WINDOWS TO MACINTOSH COMMUNICATION
Aladdin Systems' New Compression And Access Utility Eases Cross-Platform
Woes And Delivers One Unique Solution To Windows Users
Watsonville, CA August 12, 1998- Aladdin Systems, Inc. today announced
Aladdin DropStuff(tm) for Windows 1.0; it allows Windows users the ability
to communicate with Macintosh users via the Internet with Aladdin's
universal compression and access tools. Aladdin DropStuff and Aladdin
Expander are the only Windows products that provide easy-to-use StuffIt
compression, decompression of popular online formats, Mac to Windows
segmenting and joining, and the option to automatically compress and attach
files to email.
"Time and again, we have had cross-platform customers contact us asking for
a compression program that allows them the...
[NPL] Stalker Networking Upgrades
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stalker Software Releases Free Upgrades to their network sharing applications
MILL VALLEY, CA - August 12, 1998 - Stalker Software, Inc. has announced
free upgrades to their networking line of products including PortShare Pro,
LineShare, SCSIShare and the PortConnector utility.
PortShare Pro V2.7 is the popular application that allows any serial device
to be shared over an AppleTalk/EtherNet network. This includes modems for
dialing out, label writers, printers and other non-networkable serial
LineShare V3.4 allows modems to receive more than one type of incoming call
ie: Fax, ARA, Timbuktu etc. eliminating the need for a dedicated modem and
SCSIShare V1.6.1 lets a scanner be shared across the network from any
remote work station eliminating the need for a dedicated scan station.
All three applications are controls panels and the upgrades include
slightly redesigned user interfaces, and some minor fixes implemented for
[NPL] Web Standards Project
BROWSER INCOMPATIBILITIES INCREASE WEB SITE COSTS AND THREATEN TO FRAGMENT
THE WEB, ACCORDING TO LEADING WEB DEVELOPERS
Los Angeles, August 10, 1998 - Resolving incompatibilities among browsers
adds at least 25 percent to the cost of building Web sites, according to
The Web Standards Project (WSP), a newly-formed international coalition of
leading Web developers dedicated to promoting a worldwide standard for Web
and browser design. Calling on browser makers to live up to promises made
in July 1997, the WSP ( http://www.webstandards.org ) is urging browser
makers to fully support the standards created by the Worldwide Web
Consortium (W3C) in the upcoming round of browser releases, as well as
support emerging standards that are being developed. Otherwise, contends
the WSP, millions of dollars will continue to be wasted each year on Web
"The time for proprietary innovation in Web browsers is past," says Glenn
Davis, Chief Technology Officer of Project Cool, Inc., a Palo...
[MD1] SpotCheck 1.1.1 - Special Price
GenieWorks would like to announce a promotional price for SpotCheck 1.1.1.
Finally, there is a java editor with a REAL difference and its only US$20
for a limited time. This is not just about color-coded syntax and code
indentation... this is much more.
SpotCheck is designed to help a Java programmer produce correct code
without relying on confusing and untimely feedback from a compiler.
Specifically, SpotCheck identifies syntax errors and semantic errors
(undefined names, type mismatches, etc.) -- those errors normally returned
by a compiler. This analysis is performed after each edit, giving the
programmer immediate feedback on errors. Now, you only need to compile to
produce executable code.
SpotCheck provides a host of additional features, including:
* smart links to name declarations
* cross-referenced Java APIs
* editing with popup menus
* interfaces to helper apps to compile & run
* hierarchical project browsing
* full support for the Java1.1.x language and APIs
[NPL] Analyzer 1.1 for FileMaker
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WAVES IN MOTION RELEASES ANALYZER 1.1 FOR FILEMAKER
New version includes improved documentation tools and cross-platform
Waves in Motion
Sales by WorqSmart: 602-956-7080
TORONTO, Canada. August 13, 1998. After only three months since its
release, the Analyzer is already proving its value to a growing number of
FileMaker enthusiasts -- serious developers who need a tool that clearly
and automatically documents every element of complex FileMaker projects.
And after three months of customer feedback, Waves in Motion has released
In addition to the FileMaker elements documented by version 1.0 -- fields,
layouts, relationships, value lists, scripts -- Analyzer 1.1 now lets you
add passwords and buttons to the reports it generates. All this information
is thoroughly cross-referenced in its own FileMaker database and can now be...
[NPL] Intergraph Announces New Value Price Systems
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Marla Robinson, (256) 730-1813
Shelley Miller, (256) 730-7631
Intergraph Computer Systems Announces New Value-Priced, Graphics-Tuned
TD-260 PCs for Traditional CAD, Graphics Design, and New Media
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 10, 1998 - Intergraph Computer Systems today raised
the professional PC price/performance value for customers with the
immediate availability of the new TD-260, starting at $2,175 (U.S.).
Powered by a single Intel(r) Pentium(r) II 350 or 400 MHz processor, and
offered with a choice of industry-leading 2D and 2D/3D graphics
accelerators, the TD-260 is an inexpensive powerhouse for mainstream CAD,
publishing production, and graphics design professionals who use 2D, and
occasionally 3D, design techniques. Optimized for high-performance, the
TD-260 delivers first-class 2D/3D graphics performance for CAD applications
such as AutoCAD and MicroStation(r) and graphics design applications...
[NPL] MacWebserver Resource Site
We are pleased to announce the opening of MacWebserver, the new Macintosh
Web Hosting Resource Site at http://www.macwebserver.com
Mac webmasters can now quickly locate and compare Mac hosting services
worldwide with the features they need. MacWebserver provides a fully
searchable database to locate ISPs offering Mac-based web hosting. Specific
search parameters include state, country, and hosts that provide Filemaker,
Lasso, Tango, or WebFM database hosting, among others. You can also choose
to search based on type of server, such as WebTen, WebStar or Quid Pro Quo.
In addition to the ISP listing, MacWebserver offers information on
Listservs of interest to webmasters. We will be enhancing the site further
with links to newsgroups and Mac web-related shareware and commercial
software providers, as well as editorial and news on what's happening on
the Mac web hosting front.
ISPs can add their listing online FREE OF CHARGE. The site also provides
ISPs with the means to edit their...
[NPL] G3 Multiprocessor PCI Board/PowerBox System
Total Impact Announces PowerPC G3 Multiprocessor PCI Board And The
Multi-Board PowerBox System
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CAMARILLO, California, August 4, 1998 -- Total Impact today announced the
Total Power G3, a PCI based multiprocessor application accelerator using up
to four PowerPC G3 microprocessors delivering up to 1200 megahertz of
The Total Power G3 system is equipped with 1, 2 or 4 PowerPC G3 (a.k.a.
PowerPC 750) microprocessors operating at clock speeds of 233, 266 and
300MHz. The board supports up to 512 megabytes of Synchronous DRAM and each
microprocessor is available with 512Kb or 1 Mb of Level 2 dedicated
backside cache. The Total Power G3 also has a private PMC (Peripheral
Mezzanine Connector) site that allows direct connection of high-speed
communication modules such as Firewire, Ethernet and SCSI.
The Total Power G3 is available with both a 32 and 64-bit PCI bus interface
and is compatible with Windows NT and Apple Power Macintosh computer
[MD1] Internet ToolKit v2.0 for 4D
Contact: Lena Loeffler
Public Relations & Marketing Specialist
Softec, LLC Corporate Headquarters
(517) 333-0307, ext. 19
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Announcing Internet ToolKit v2.0 for 4D
East Lansing, Michigan - August 10, 1998 -- Foresight Technology, Inc. (a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Softec, LLC) announced that it is now
distributing Internet ToolKit (ITK) v2.0 for Windows or Macintosh.
Published by JCA S.A. of France, ITK is an inexpensive yet extremely
powerful external for 4th Dimension (4D). This is ITK's first major release
since 1996 and brings many new features and improvements.
Internet ToolKit for 4D is the best-selling TCP/IP connectivity product for
4D. It allows any developer to send or answer requests using TCP, UDP or
even ICMP; thus allowing the development of any type of industry strength
Internet or intranet servers or clients within 4D V3 or V6 on Windows or
Macintosh. ITK for 4D ships with many examples and demos handling the most...
[NPL] FileMaker Pro Workgroup Solution Kit
FileMaker Pro Workgroup Solution Kit Ships
Corporate workgroups multi-license package includes FileMaker Pro Server,
FileMaker Pro 4.0 Developer Edition on a limited basis at a substantial
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- August 10, 1998 -- FileMaker, Inc., today announced
the immediate availability of FileMaker Pro Workgroup Solution Kit, a
special collection of award-winning FileMaker Pro database software
products combined with licensing for corporate workgroups of 30 users or
less at a savings of more than $800 (U.S.). The FileMaker Pro Workgroup
Solution Kit is available directly from FileMaker, Inc. or through
qualified resellers until September 11, 1998.
'FileMaker Pro is a core productivity solution used within most every major
corporate workgroup,' said Ira Kaye, vice president, The Americas sales,
FileMaker, Inc. 'The FileMaker Pro Workgroup Solutions Kit delivers the
enhanced business-critical functionality required by business groups who
want to easily track projects,...
[NPL] DoorStop Firewall by Open Door
OPEN DOOR NETWORKS ANNOUNCES DOORSTOP
MACINTOSH-BASED FIREWALL ENHANCES SERVER SECURITY
ASHLAND, OR. -- August 7, 1998 -- Open Door Networks Inc. today announced
availability of a beta version of a major new Mac OS security product.
DoorStop (TM) is a software-based "firewall" product, letting server
administrators specify, on a service-by-service basis, a list of client IP
addresses that should be denied access to a particular service. DoorStop
enhances the security of Macintosh servers by providing an additional level
of protection, above and beyond those already built into the Mac OS and the
"The Mac OS is already acknowledged as one of the most secure in the
world," said Alan Oppenheimer, president of Open Door Networks. "With
DoorStop we're just adding one more level of easy-to-use, powerful security
to that OS. DoorStop eliminates concerns about misconfiguration of servers
and helps administrators notice potential security holes and break in
[NPL] sLog 2.0 Official Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Catara(tm) Software Releases sLog 2.0, "Your personal system manager."
Contact: Steven Marcotte firstname.lastname@example.org
Lawrence, KS August 10, 1998 Catara(tm) Software today announced the first
official release of sLog 2.0, a system management utility for the Macintosh
What is sLog 2.0?
sLog 2.0 is a handy system management utility that allows you to keep track
of your system's stability by recording the time your computer restarted or
crashed. sLog, intended to be used by both users and administrators alike,
has many potential uses, including:
* Logging how much a computer is used (for tax or record keeping
* Finding out how stable a particular computer is
* Determining if a new piece of software or hardware is causing
* Letting you know if a computer is being improperly shutdown
* Finding out if someone has been using a computer when they weren't
supposed to be
* Loads of other things...
[NPL] LetterRip Pro 3.0.2
Fog City Software has released LetterRip Pro 3.0.2. We recommend that
LetterRip Pro owners upgrade to 3.0.2.
To update, simply run the installer. The installer locates the existing
LetterRip folder and updates the enclosed files.
If you have not yet upgraded to LetterRip Pro, you can upgrade using the
following web page:
LetterRip Pro includes the following changes and fixes:
* The default Mailer Daemon Strings file has been changed. The word
"AUTORESPONSE" is now added to subject strings. If you are already running
LetterRip Pro, you will need to either edit the existing Mailer Daemon
Strings file using a text editor or delete the file from disk.
* Fixed the MIME version header for replies generated by processors.
* Fixed a bug that caused LetterRip Pro to crash if the moderation for a
list was turned off while a message was being received.
* Changed the primary domain logic to...
[MD1] Object Storage Fact Book, Release 4.0
For Immediate Release
Douglas K. Barry
Principal, Barry & Associates, Inc.
14041 Burnhaven Drive, Suite 103
Burnsville, MN 55337
voice: +1-612-892-6113, fax: +1-612-397-7203
Barry & Associates Announces Release 4.0 of the Object Storage Fact Book
The most comprehensive, fact-based overview of object storage available today
Burnsville, Minnesota - August 7, 1998 -- Barry & Associates, Inc. today
announced Release 4.0 of the Object Storage Fact Book. This publication
contains detailed comparison data on Object DBMSs, Object-Relational DBMSs,
and Object-Relational Mapping products. This data is essential for making
an informed product selection. The data in the Object Storage Fact Book
also accelerates the product selection process because the arduous and
time-consuming task of gathering product data is completed for you.
The Object Storage Fact Book cuts through the confusion of marketing hype
to let you make...
[MD1] Al Guerra Ships MkLinux DR3 CD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VENDOR ANNOUNCES FIRST WITH OFFICIAL MKLINUX DR3 CD
MIAMI, FL -- August 7, 1998 -- Users of Apple Computer, Inc.'s Macintosh
who have been anticipating Apple's version of Linux need wait no more. Al
Guerra Enterprises, Inc. has announced that they have begun shippment of
the long-awaited release of MkLinux DR3.
"We're excited to be part of the Linux revolution, and to help bring it to
millions of Macintosh users around the world," said Al Guerra, president of
the company which manufactures and distributes the CD under the name
Apokalypse(tm). "Because we're determined to providing the greatest Linux
distribution to Mac users, we've incorporated the latest patches available
to DR3, making our MkLinux even better than the one Apple provides!"
The changes he refers to include support for the PowerBook 1400,
performance improvement for certain PowerBook models, as well as some bug
fixes found in the official DR3 release.
He adds, "In addition, we're working on...
[NPL] Teach! Pro 1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Acrux Software announces "Teach! Pro 1" a Mac-only multimedia authoring tool.
Contact: Mike Thorpe, Acrux Software
tel: 31 20 6261899
(Amsterdam, Netherlands, August 7 1998)--Acrux Software, the provider of
Macintosh educational software and courseware, today announced the release
of Teach! Pro 1: a Mac-only multimedia authoring tool of particular
interest for the education community.
Teach! Pro 1 is currently being premiered by CNET Download.com.
Teach! brings simple but powerful multimedia authoring facilities to a wide
audience of users and designers, but especially to teachers and school
students. The secret of its power lies in its innovative authoring
environment. No programming, scripting or icon flows - just a simple,
intuitive point-and-click visual interface.
Audio-visual guides demonstrate both what the program can do, and how to do
it. A pop-up "objects library" provides the project designer with a...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PicoSearch: Smart Search Hosting for Web Sites
BOSTON, MA - August 7, 1998 (INB) -- Teragram Corporation announced today
PicoSearch (TM), (http://www.picosearch.com), a new service that creates a
search engine over the internet for each individual web site. By giving the
address of a web site, PicoSearch builds over the internet a custom search
engine for that site. Then, the specialized search engine is installed by
simply adding a link from the web page to the PicoSearch searchhosting (TM)
system. No need to install any software or hardware.
With features that can't be found in traditional search engines, including
a display of each of the user's search words in context, and the new Search
Hosting(TM) technology that eliminates the headache of installing and
configuring software, PicoSearch (TM) is the obvious solution for every web
site's searching needs. PicoSearch Lite...
[NPL] WebSTAR 3.0.1 Update
For Immediate Release
STARNINE SHIPS WEBSTAR 3.0.1 UPDATE
-- WebSTAR 3.0.1 Includes Expanded FTP Client Compatibility, Enhanced HTTP
Support, Improved Indexing and Search Capabilities --
BERKELEY, Calif., August 6, 1998 -- StarNine Technologies, Inc., today
announced the immediate availability of WebSTAR(tm) 3.0.1, a free update to
the WebSTAR 3.0 set of integrated Internet servers for Mac OS(tm). This
update release offers fixes and several improvements to the existing
features, including greater FTP client compatibility, enhanced HTTP
support, and improved Web site indexing and search capabilities. Available
today, WebSTAR 3.0.1 can be downloaded from (http://www.starnine.com/)
including WebSTAR/SSL, WebSTAR FTP and Proxy servers. New copies of WebSTAR
3.0.1 are priced at $499, with upgrades priced at $199 for current users of
version 2.x, and $299 for users upgrading from version 1.x.
[NPL] Net Tools Plug-In for 4D
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Core Technologies, Inc. - Net Tools Plug-In for 4D
Vero Beach, FL - September 14, 1997: Core technologies, Inc. today
announced Net Tools, a plug-in extension offering Open Transport native API
to 4th Dimension.
Net Tools is a 4D plug-in that provides an elegant and affordable solution
for creating database applications that support cummunications with the
Internet through "open standards" based TCP/IP or UDP protocols.
With Net Tools over 100 commands you can build complete internet based open
solutions for both both MacOS and Windows. Your applications are freely
transportable across platforms and, furthermore, they don't suffer from
4D's limitations concerning the number of internet connections avalible
through 4D current web licensing scheme.
Net Tools Features:
Listen on multiple IP addresses (With OT 1.3 or greater.)
Secure Socket Layer support. - Additional License(s) required.
[NPL] Funnel Web 2.0.1
Active Concepts today released version 2.0.1 of Funnel Web and Funnel Web
Both versions are now available online and by popular demand we have also
made a full demo version of Funnel Web Professional available. Version
2.0.1 has several improvements over version 2.0, most notably a 5-10% speed
boost and Error charting on the main diagnostic graphs. We have also made
minor interface changes and general improvements as detailed below.
A full updater can be found online at:
This release also marks the initial release of Funnel Web 2.0 for Windows
95/98 and NT and boosts the ame feature set as the Macintosh and support
for NT services.
Version 2.0.1 (6 August, 1998)
* Fixed initialization of "Use Hosts" feature which should be dimmed if
Multiple Domains option is off
* Improved timeout on FTP transfers to 40 seconds on slow connections
* Added new page extensions to default list
* Various code optimizations for a 5-10% speed boost
[NPL] MacCoach 2.0 Final Candidate released
Deventer August 5, 1998. Neuron Data Systems is proud to announce the
availability of the final candidate to MacCoach 2.0. As its name already
indicates, this is what we plan to ship as our final version. We'll allow
for a period of two weeks to report bugs to (email@example.com). In
view of the limited number of minor bugs reported for MacCoach 2.0b3, we
expect a few minor changes, if any at all for the final release of MacCoach
2.0. If your review was not printed yet, we request you obtain the final
candidate to include the improvements since the beta release.
In our view, this release for MacCoach with its built in Application Crash
Detection and comprehensive System Log sets a new standard in optimizing
the availability of MacOS based server applications. We will however be
more than glad to let our customers and reviewers be the judge of that. We
welcome each and every suggestion for improvements on the current release.
MacCoach is co marketed by Apple Computer Europe....
[NPL] Power On Acquires Now Utils
Power On Software Purchases Now Utilities from QUALCOMM; Power On Acquires
Powerful Utility Suite to Meet the Needs of Macintosh Users
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM),
today announced the Company's agreement to sell Now Utilities(R), a
powerful suite of file and system utilities software designed for the
Macintosh(R) platform, to Power On Software, Inc., a leader in the
development of world- class utilities software. Power On will acquire
responsibility for all sales and support of Now Utilities. Now Utilities
was one of several products acquired by QUALCOMM from Now Software in
"QUALCOMM is committed to the Macintosh community, and we are extremely
pleased that Power On will now offer this key utilities application to
their customers," said Randy Salo, director of Eudora(R) Product Line
Management for QUALCOMM Consumer Products.
"Now Utilities extends the breadth of our product line and provides our
customers with award-winning...
[MD1] QuickTime 3 Programmer's Challenge
Only 16 days left in QuickTime 3 Programmer's Challenge
by MacCentral Staff, firstname.lastname@example.org
Developers, better get busy. There's only 16 days left in the "QuickTime 3
The "QuickTime 3 Programmer's Challenge" encourages developers to use the
QuickTime APIs to develop exciting new products. There are prizes and free
publicity. See http://www.maccentral.com/news/9807/02.quicktime.shtml for
details, submission procedures and rules. The deadline is Aug. 21. Contest
winners will be announced in mid-September.
All entries must be new, original works. Updates to previously released
products are ineligible. Ports to/from other platforms, using QuickTime,
are acceptable. This contest is not limited to applications on the Mac OS.
Organizations with over 50 employees are ineligible, with the exception of
educational institutions. Employees of software development firms such as
Adobe and Apple are eligible if they enter as individuals and have the
permission of their...
[NPL] Markzware's iScout
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARKZWARE INTRODUCES iScout (tm)!
iScout Offers Native Document Checking and Routing of Failed or Passed
Files Based on User-Definable Custom Rules!
SANTA ANA, CA., August 5, 1998 -- Markzware Software, Inc. the worldwide
leaders in preflighting and the innovators of the multi-award winning
FLIGHTCHECK(R) software, will be introducing a brand new product entitled
iScout! iScount will be demonstrated at Markzware's booth #1643 during the
1998 Seybold Publishing Convention held in San Francisco September 1-3.
iScout is the first product created from Markzware's new MarkzONE(tm)
development engine. iScout examines job elements in native documents and
separates the files appropriately within any prepress workflow system such
as Scitex Brisque and Agfa Apogee. Built into iScout is technology that
will process documents created from QuarkXPress, PageMaker, FreeHand,
Illustrator, FrameMaker, Multi-Ad Creator, EPS, PDF, TIFF, JPEG, HTML and
iScout can be controlled...
[NPL] Internet Sharing for ISPs' Network Customers
www.602pro.com/isp.html - for more data on-line
Internet Sharing for ISPs' Network Customers
(Jacksonville, Florida) With Software602's 602Pro INTERNET SERVER Lite
program, ISPs can now end the battle with customers breaking terms by
sharing Internet access. 602Pro INTERNET SERVER Lite, available only to
ISPs, is a software program that provides network Internet access via a
single dial-up or dedicated line that is effective for both the ISP and the
602Pro INTERNET SERVER Lite is available to ISPs at one low monthly charge,
which includes unlimited distribution usage and full on-line end-user and
ISP technical support. All the ISP's customer needs to do is arrange for
the appropriate amount of POP3 e-mail accounts with the ISP and install the
easy all-in-one 602Pro INTERNET SERVER Lite program on one of the network
computers running Windows 95/98/NT.
In addition, the software also can host web sites and control Internet
content. Technically speaking, 602Pro INTERNET SERVER...
GraphicsForum.com is pleased to announce the opening of our new domain.
Spanning three T3 lines with unlimited bandwidth, GraphicsForum.com, a free
graphics resource, offers everything from exhibits of original artwork in
our galleries, to free downloads of fonts, buttons, backgrounds, icons, &
clip- art, in our Library.
Additional features include, graphics related educational and employment
opportunities, graphics software FAQ's and tutorials, plus our Cutting Edge
Visit us and interact with your peers, whether it is to vote on your
favorite art exhibit, submit your own masterpiece, or contribute to our
FAQ's. Be sure to stop by the "Member Sign Up" page and let us know who you
are... we will keep you posted on dates of upcoming events and additions to
All emails receive responses, so please give us your input. We welcome new
ideas, links, art exhibits, reciprocal links, etc. Tell a friend!
[NPL] Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference
O'Reilly Releases Latest Goodman Book,
"Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference" Comprehensive Resource for HTML,
Danny Goodman's latest book, "Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference" is an
indispensable compendium for Web content developers. It contains everything
needed to create functional cross-platform Web applications, including:
reference material for all of the HTML tags, CSS style attributes, browser
and the latest versions of Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet
Browser compatibility is emphasized throughout; the reference pages clearly
indicate browser support for every entity. Cross-reference indexes that
make it easy to find interrelated HTML tags, style attributes, and document
objects. This new release is an advanced introduction to creating dynamic
Web content that addresses the cross-platform compromises inherent in Web
[NPL] Torque TRAFFIC
Torque TRAFFIC, revolutionary cross-platform 'dashboard,' is now shipping!
SAN FRANCISCO, September 1, 1998 - Torque Systems today announced the
availability of version 1.0 of Traffic, unique new graphic arts workflow
software that is the first to offer three key features:
* a visual display of the progress of all jobs in a graphic arts shop
* a groupware discussion feature for comments about each job
* platform independence, so any Mac, PC or UNIX systems can be used
A beta version of Traffic was profiled at length in _The Seybold Report_
earlier this year (Volume 27, Number 14). Stephen Edwards, Editor,
describes Traffic as "a fascinating attempt to deal with a situation that
can be very difficult... which helps not only in moving jobs along their
path, but also in tracking deadlines and sending messages among workers who
need to keep abreast of progress."
Traffic offers the software backbone for today's diverse creative and
production needs in prepress, display-house, ad...
[MD1] Visual SourceSafe for Macintosh Release 6
Press Contact: For Release August 3, 1998
Metrowerks Visual SourceSafe for Macintosh Release 6 Available for Software
AUSTIN, Texas -- August 3, 1998 -- Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ:MTWKF,
TSE/ME:MWK) is now shipping Metrowerks Visual SourceSafe for Macintosh
Release 6, the latest version of its cross-platform revision control
system. Several new features have been added to advance its capabilities
and speed programmers efforts to bring new products to market.
Metrowerks Visual SourceSafe for Macintosh Release 6 fully supports the
latest IDE 3.0. Among the new features are: support for exclusive checkout,
which allows a programmer to override the multiple checkout setting on a
folder; the ability to add multiple files and folders via the Add Files
menu item; support for non-automatic commenting; capability to display the
share / branch information from the properties; and live History now allows
[NPL] UMAX Offers Savings on PowerLook & Astra Scanners
A&R Partners for UMAX Technologies
(650) 363-0982 x220
UMAX Offers Significant Savings on
PowerLook and Astra Scanners
Customers Save $1000 on the Purchase of a PowerLook III
Fremont, Calif., August 3, 1998 -- UMAX Technologies, Inc., the U.S.
scanner market leader and supplier of imaging and computer technologies,
today announced significant rebate offers and a price reduction on scanners
from the PowerLook professional scanner line and the Astra personal scanner
The PowerLook III, the scanner powerhouse for demanding graphic
professionals, previously available for a list price of $3995, is now
available for $3495. Along with this $500 savings, UMAX is offering an
additional $500 mail-in rebate, available through October 31, 1998, for a
total savings of $1000. UMAX is also offering a mail-in rebate of $200,
available through October 31, 1998, on the purchase of a PowerLook II,
bringing the price as low as $1095....
[NPL] PowerMail 2.0.3
ANNOUNCEMENT - CTM POWERMAIL 2.0.3 NOW SHIPPING
Innovative Mac e-mail client includes high-speed find-by-content engine
used in Mac OS 8.5; offers full protection from security bug; demo version
August 3rd, 1998 -- CTM Development announces the immediate availability
of CTM PowerMail 2.0.3, an exciting new Internet email client for
The result of over two years' work on user interface design and
performance tuning, PowerMail is positioned as a viable alternative to
general-purpose email applications in use on Mac OS today. It is the
easiest and most cost effective way to index and manage large quantities of
archived email. PowerMail is optimized for Mac OS 8, and this new version
is ideal for iMacs, G3 desktops, PowerBooks and even legacy 68k-based
The new release builds on the original user interface and design of
PowerMail while offering access to multiple POP3 or IMAP4 mail servers,
mail filtering, multiple signatures,...
[NPL] iView Multimedia 3.2
8/2/98 iView Multimedia 3.2 Press Release
The Multimedia Experiencer and Organizer for the Mac
Catalog, archive, play and display all kinds of multimedia.
Now with version 3.2 iView Multimedia is the only program to offer
PageMaker, Painter, and Live Picture users the ability to import, display
and catalog all their files. This is the first and only program to offer
this useful ability. Already iView Multimedia supports Canvas, Freehand,
Quark, Illustrator, gif, jpg, tiff, PICT, GX, BMP, Targa, EPS, and dozens
of other formats. It can also:
Play animations Display fonts Export movies
Play movies Play sounds Export HTML
Play quicktime VR Play karaoke Export images
Photographers, VRgraphers, galleries and museums can all use it to create a
web site of their entire collections.
Download it free from: www.scriptsoftware.com System 8 compatible. Uses
Apple's Amazing Quicktime 3
Who Its For
Everyone who needs to track multimedia files. Anyone with a...
[NPL] Midius ProjectPlanner
For immediate release:
Midius ProjectPlanner is a shareware program for making simple time
schedules (Gantt charts).
For only 35 USD (single user license) you get a tool to create Gantt charts
for your projects.
Invaluable for anyone working in projects.
With the Midius ProjectPlanner you can:
+ create Gantt charts
+ customize default base week work hours
+ customize team members work hours
+ customize default and team members calendar
to adapt to local holidays and
team members vacations.
+ track slips in the time schedule
+ export Gantt chart in PICT, JPEG or HTML format
More info and pictures can be found at
Some of the new features in version 1.1:
+ Made it compatible with CustomMenus.
+ Added an "Import data" feature.
+ Removed "Not registered" text on printouts.
+ Added auto-completion of the responsible text field.
+ Added simple HTML output.
+ Added support for Navigation Services (PowerPC only).
68020 or better...
[NPL] Bulk Emailer v1.0 for Tango
Bulk Emailer v1.0 - August 2, 1998
This allows you to send bulk emails with Tango. We developed it to easily
send messages to groups of registered users on our websites. For instance,
we track user's browsers when they login (along with a bunch of other
stuff) to help us determine when we can safely employ the next generation
we can now easily send emails to those users using old browsers, suggesting
that they upgrade to take advantage of the latest website features, etc.
We also use Bulk Emailer to automatically send articles/what's new info to
registered, interested users. Calling this TAF brings up an email server
test form which first ensures you can send emails and second tests the
maximum number of emails your server can accept at one time. It is also a
good example of better web application coding - it has things such as an
"all-in-one validation message" that saves the user's previous values,
[MD1] ACI US Restructures Partners Program
ACI US Marketing
Jim Staples Jr.
ACI US Engineering
August 3, 1998. Cupertino, CA. ACI US, publishers of the award winning 4th
Dimension RAD/RDBMS suite, announced that effective today it has
restructured its Partners Program better to meet the needs of both in-house
corporate developers and independent developers.The program now offers
three membership options: Corporate, Solutions and Introductory/Trial.
Differentiating in-house corporate developers and independent developers
allows ACI US to identify the common and special needs of these diverse
developers. All developers share needs for technical support, readily
accessible product information, and the opportunity to increase their
technical skills through interaction with other developers. The revised
program allows independent developers to grow their businesses by taking
advantage of ACI's many co-marketing opportunities. The...
[NPL] NITRO PowerPlug 2.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 1998. ClearWay Technologies today shipped ClearWay NITRO PowerPlug
2.0, ClearWay's newest Web server accelerator. NITRO PowerPlug 2.0 boosts
the performance of WebSTAR 2.x and 3.0 Web servers up to 200% or more by
increasing processing speed, slashing server latency, and accelerating
WebSTAR plug-ins. The final release of NITRO PowerPlug 2.0 delivers
unparalleled speed for WebSTAR and other 100%-compatible Web servers. Free
demos are available from (http://www.clearway.com/NITRO/)
Simple Setup, Explosive Performance
Using ClearWay NITRO PowerPlug 2.0 is easy; just drop it in to the server's
plug-ins folder and restart. The full power of NITRO 2.0 comes on line
immediately, making the server faster, more responsive, and virtually
immune to "server slowdowns" over time. NITRO 2.0 can speed up a Mac Web
server by 200% or more, depending on configuration; most Webmasters will
see substantial speed improvements instantly.
Compatible and Reliable
[MD1] Free Enrollment for Insider Uprgrade Service
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INSIDER OFFERS FREE UPGRADE SERVICE FOR MACINTOSH DEVELOPERS
Limited-Time Offer Gets Upgrades and Patches into Users' Hands Quickly
July 31, 1998 [Carlsbad, CA] Insider Software today announced a unique
service for Macintosh developers that automatically sends software upgrade
information to Internet users. Tens of thousands of times a month, users
run Insider UpdateAgent as part of their regular system maintenance. The
UpdateAgent software automatically checks all their applications and sends
them via the Internet any applicable new free updates, patches, and
drivers. Now, UpdateAgent also delivers information about fee-based
upgrades provided by the developers.
FREE ENROLLMENT PERIOD FOR DEVELOPERS
To initiate the update service, Macintosh developers normally pay a $250
setup fee per application version. But until September 30, 1998, the setup
fee is waived and developers can join...
[NPL] Web Confidential 1.0.1
Available today is Web Confidential 1.0.1.
Today is also the premier release of the Japanese Web Confidential (1.0.1J).
Web Confidential is an intuitive, easy-to-use program for managing user
IDs, passwords, registration numbers, and the like.
To ensure the personal information stored in Web Confidential remains
confidential, the program's password files can be encrypted using
state-of-the-art encryption technology.
Version 1.0.1 contains some small bug fixes.
Release Notes are at:
Web Confidential Home Page:
Alco Blom (mailto:email@example.com)
URL Manager Pro
(latest release: 2.0.5) (http://www.url-manager.com)
Web Confidential (http://www.web-confidential.com)
(latest release: 1.0.1)
[NPL] AAA Web Design List
For Immediate Release
For more information contact:
(403)865-5702 or at (403)323-4277
With AAA Web Design List You Can Find A Web Designer/Developer For Your
Project Right In Your Own Backyard!
This is an incredible list of over 650 Freelance Web Designers and Web
Design Firms. No more need to spend hours searching for the right company
to develop your web presence. AAA Internet Publishing's Web Design list is
the Internet's best international directory of web designers and web design
resources. Find a web designer near you quickly and easily at
"This is one of the best resources for the Freelance or Smaller Web Design
Firms and Businesses looking for an Internet solution. The AAA Web Design
List offers a listing of over 650 Web Designers from around the world. They
also have free CGI, graphics, and HTML resources, " claims Mark Sapusek,
owner/manager of Visionary Web Design in Wabash, Indiana.
Kathy Steinemann of Triple One Travel Directory...
[NPL] ADS' Mac USB Products
ADS Technologies Company Contact:
13909 Bettencourt St. Thaddeus Swanek
Cerritos, CA 90703 (800) 888-5244
(562) 926-1928 firstname.lastname@example.org
ADS Announces Upcoming Mac Compatibility for New USB Products
CERRITOS, Calif., July 29, 1998 - ADS Technologies, the leading provider of
USB upgrade solutions, announced that its new USB Port? for desktops and
notebooks would be fully compatible with the Mac OS by early fourth
quarter. The companys USB Hub is currently Macintosh compatible.
Compatibility Status of USB Ports
The USB Port? for Desktops will enable users to add USB support to most
existing Macintosh systems. This product will become available for
Macintosh systems early in the fourth quarter. The USB Port? for Notebooks,
which will enable users to add USB to most Mac OS-based notebooks, is
expected to become available at the same time. Mac OS extensions for both
products will be available on...
[NPL] Stalker SCSIShare
Stalker Software Announces an Update and a free Demo of their popular
MILL VALLEY, CA - July 27th, 1998 - Stalker Software Inc., has created an
unique scanner sharing software, SCSIShare (v1.6.1) which allows the
sharing of a scanner across the network. Up until today there was no demo
SCSIShare was released in September of 1994 and has grown in popularity
both in the graphic industry and journal departments of educational
facilities worldwide. As an office solution SCSIShare allows a scanner to
become "networkable" freeing the need for a dedicated scan station. This
allows the individual in the office with the scanner to remain free from
interruption from someone needing to use his/her work station to scan.
SCSIShare is a server/client application using the control panel to link
the scanner work station to the other remote stations on the network. By
creating "virtual" devices on the client machines, SCSIShare allows
scanning software to access...
[NPL] NetMinder Ethernet Update 4.1.3
NetMinder Ethernet Update to version 4.1.3
We have an update patch for NetMinder Ethernet updating version 4.1 to
version 4.1.3. In addition to the following features, NetMinder Ethernet
4.1.3 supports the new iMac internal 10/100 Ethernet!
* Added more feedback (status messages and animated cursor) when Analysis
data are resorting.
* Changed format of exported Analysis Window data to delete equals signs
and to include full TCP/IP domain and AppleTalk node names.
* Added decodes for the IP/TCP/STAMP protocol family.
NetMinder Ethernet 4.1.2 added the following features:
* Added support for Macintosh PowerBook G3 (Wallstreet) Built-in Ethernet.
* Fixed a minor bug which prevented users from mapping AppleTalk addresses
to names in certain Open Transport configurations.
NetMinder Ethernet 4.1.1 added the following features:
* Added support for changes made in Newer Technologies 1.5 drivers,
especially when used with their MicroDock product.
The patch file is on our ftp site, ftp2.neon....
[NPL] Evaluation for e-Business Solutions
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NATURAL INTELLIGENCE LAUNCHES e-BUSINESS ANALYSIS SERVICE
NetReady Analysis Provides Professional Technology Evaluation for
July 28, 1998. Cambridge, Massachusetts. Natural Intelligence today
announced the availability of its 'NetReady Analysis,' a new service to
accommodate businesses that want to take advantage of the burgeoning
e-Business opportunities offered by the web.
The NetReady Analysis helps executives understand and evaluate the
potential of doing business on the web for their own company. The analysis
process will result in a professional profile of existing
systemsQaddressing security, compatibility and scalability. This
information will enable businesses to make informed, accurate estimates of
the costs of making their business net-ready.
The service was developed in response to inquiries by small to mid-sized
clients who are responding to the barrage of figures released daily on the
advantages of web access to business data....
[NPL] iCat Commerce Online Developer Network Directory
The free and easy way to expand your business!
Cash in on the booming success of iCat Commerce Online by listing your
services in the iCat Commerce Online Developer Network Directory.
iCat Corporation, the Seattle-based leader in e-commerce software and
services today announced the iCat Commerce Online Developer Network, an
impressive collection of Internet professionals who offer store-building
services and consulting to small- and medium-sized businesses that want to
set up shop on the Internet.
Merchants eager to build Web stores with iCat Commerce Online need your
help. If you offer Web development, graphic design, image preparation, or
data entry services, sign up today. There is no enrollment fee to qualified
companies, and you'll immediately become known to thousands of
highly-motivated, targeted new customers.
Accepted members will be listed in our directory located at www.icat.com
and merchants looking for store development services will be able to
contact you directly. By...
[NPL] Netscape/VeriSign Simplify Public Key Deployment
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kate Sellers Blatt, Netscape Communications
Kelly Brieger, VeriSign
NETSCAPE AND VERISIGN EXTEND RELATIONSHIP TO ENHANCE EXTRANET SECURITY
Joint Technology Integration to Simplify Deployment of Public Key
Infrastructure (PKI) Solutions for Extranet Applications
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (July 28, 1998) -- Netscape Communications
Corporation (NASDAQ: NSCP) and VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) today
announced at the Burton Group's Catalyst Conference several key initiatives
to expand the deployment of secure Extranets by companies issuing digital
certificates within an Open Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). With this
expanded relationship, enterprise customers using VeriSign's OnSite (sm)
PKI solution can benefit from enhanced integration between a
fully-operational PKI and Netscape client and server products. In addition,
qualified enterprise customers using Netscape Certificate server software...