MacHack 17: Keynote Announced: Tim O'Reilly
MacHack 17: Keynote Announced: Tim O'Reilly
MacHack: The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers
Contact: Carol Lynn
1264 Bedford Road
Grosse Point Park, MI 48230
March 25, 2002 - Dearborn, MI -MacHack: The Annual Conference for Leading
Edge Developers is pleased to announce that internet pioneer and activist
Tim O'Reilly will keynote the June event.
Tim O'Reilly is founder and president of O'Reilly & Associates. In addition
to publishing pioneering books like Ed Krol's The Whole Internet User's
Guide & Catalog (selected by the New York Public Library as one of the most
significant books of the twentieth century), O'Reilly has also been a
pioneer in the popularization of the Internet. O'Reilly's Global Network
Navigator site (GNN, which was sold to America Online in September 1995)
was the first Web portal and the first true commercial site on the World
No stranger to controversy, O'Reilly has long...
Fwd: Press Information: SQL4X Manager J released
SQL4X Manager J released
We are proud to announce the new SQL4X Manager J 2.1. The new SQL4X Manager
J is the easiest way to access SQL database servers from Mac OS X. SQL4X
Manager J supports all major database vendors (Oracle, Microsoft SQL
Server, Sybase ASE, PostgreSQL, OpenBase, MySQL and several others).
SQL4X Manager J is designed to support developers and web site
administrators. It features:
- a New Connection Assistant to easily set up a JDBC connection to your
database server (and even download the JDBC driver if it isn't already
- the JDBC Finder to browse in a Mac OS X Finder-style column view through
your database, double-click to open and edit a table, display table
information (like number of records, table design and foreign keys) and
view images stored in BLOB fields
- the DB Navigator to get an All-in-One View for developers (data, table
definition and keys)
- SimpleReporter4X to automatically convert you query results in a report
TCP Server Deux v1.0.0 Released by Deep Sky Technologies
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TCP Server Deux v1.0.0 Released by Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.
Full Release of Popular Server Component
Vero Beach, FL - Friday, March 22nd, 2002: Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.,
today announced the full release of TCP Server Deux for Macintosh and
Windows. TCP Server Deux is a 4th Dimension component which provides a
cross-platform, flexible TCP level server. TCP Server Deux allows 4D
developers to run one or more higher level protocol servers in a single 4D
database without have to code for multiple listeners, threading, messaging,
or many of the other functional elements that often complicate custom
servers in 4th Dimension.
With TCP Server Deux, a 4th Dimension developer can easily develop a server
available through multiple protocols. For instance, having a Domain Name
Server with an integrated web interface is a simple matter; the same is
true of an email server, available through both SMTP and POP3, with a HTTP
interface over a custom port for administering...
MACVCD X 4.0 RELEASED - Play VCDs on OS X
MACVCD X VERSION 4.0 RELEASED
You can now play Video CDs on OS X! Mireth Technology has released version
4.0 of MacVCD X for Mac OS X. This is the first release of our VCD player
that supports the native Video CD format on Mac OS X. You can now insert a
VCD in the CD Rom drive of your Macintosh running Mac OS X and watch the
MacVCD X is the easy-to-use, full screen, full featured Video CD Player for
the Macintosh. VCD movies are frequently stored in multiple files (called
tracks) and because of CD storage size limitations, are often stored on
more than one disk. MacVCD X recognizes the VCD format, finds, loads and
plays the movie for you, automatically chaining the tracks together and
ejecting the disk when it's done. Sit back and enjoy the movie on full
screen, or even on your TV, with no interruptions except to insert the next
MacVCD X also comes with several control options. Use the menu bar and the
movie controller on the top and bottom of the screen, or maximize...
Now Available for Classic Mac and Mac OS X.
Enjoy Your Personal Collection of Photos, Digital Music, Video Clips, and
More with One Integrated Software Viewer/Player!
Version 2.0 includes the following new features:
* iPod Audio Playback
* Audio CD Playback
* Enhanced Support for 18 File Formats
* Redesigned Interface
* Improved Navigation
* Enhanced Slideshow
* Moveable Window Pane
* Faster Performance
* Built-In Help
Plus: Zoom In/Out, Scale-to-Fit, File Properties, and more!
Product Info and DOWNLOAD:
FREE Upgrade for all Stimulus 1.0 customers!
Stimulus is $12 Shareware. The unregistered version of Stimulus will
operate in an unlimited mode for 30 days from the time the application is
first launched. If you wish to continue using this software after 30 days,
you will need to purchase a Serial Number at http://www.ebutterfly.com/
Created by Electric Butterfly
Apple Introduces 10GB iPod-2,000 Songs in Your Pocket
Apple Introduces 10GB iPod-2,000 Songs in Your Pocket
Download Contacts into iPod Alongside Your Music
MACWORLD EXPO, TOKYO-March 21, 2002-Apple=AE today announced a second model
of its groundbreaking iPod=AE digital music player that features a 10GB hard
drive, allowing users to pack an incredible 2,000 CD-quality songs into the
iPod's ultra-portable, 6.5-ounce design. Apple also announced that all iPod
owners can now download free software that adds the ability to download and
store contact lists with up to 1,000 names and addresses right alongside
their music. In addition, customers can now order their new iPod with a
custom laser engraving etched into iPod's stainless steel back.
"iPod lets you easily put your entire music collection in your pocket and
listen to it anywhere. With the new 10GB iPod, you can listen to your music
continuously on six round-trip flights between San Francisco and Tokyo and
never hear the same song twice," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Plus, now
Apple In Volume Production of New iMacs, $100 Price Increase
Apple In Volume Production of New iMacs
$100 Price Increase Due To Rising Component Costs
MACWORLD EXPO, TOKYO-March 21, 2002-Apple=AE today announced it has shipped
more than 125,000 new flat-panel iMac=AE computers since its launch in
January and is now shipping over 5,000 new iMacs per day. The new iMac's
infinitely adjustable 15-inch LCD flat-panel display, powerful G4
processor, optional SuperDrive=81 and stunning design have made it the most
popular new Apple product since the original iMac was launched in 1998.
"Customer demand for the new iMac has been off the charts and we have
simply been unable to keep up with it. We are now in volume production,
shipping over 5,000 new iMacs per day, and hope to catch up with demand
soon," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "We appreciate our customers' and
resellers' patience during this ramp-up period."
Apple today also announced that due to significant increases in component
costs for memory and LCD flat-panel displays, the company will...
Apple Unveils Cinema HD 23-inch Flat Panel Display
Apple Unveils Cinema HD 23-inch Flat Panel Display
All-Digital Display Supports 1920 x 1200 High Definition Resolution
MACWORLD EXPO, TOKYO-March 21, 2002-Apple=AE today unveiled the Apple Cinema
HD Display, a stunning all-digital 23-inch flat panel display with 1920 x
1200 pixel resolution-enough to view High Definition Television (HDTV)
content with room to spare. The new Cinema HD Display enables cutting-edge
creative professionals using Apple's Final Cut Pro=AE video editing software
to author HDTV content in its native resolution.
"The Cinema HD Display is simply the best computer display on the planet,"
said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "By offering beyond-HD resolution along with
superior brightness, sharpness and color purity, the Cinema HD Display is
an amazing breakthrough for creative professionals in every field."
Apple's Cinema HD Display features an active-matrix, liquid crystal display
that incorporates a pure digital interface to deliver superior image
quality. Unlike many...
Apple Previews Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity for Mac OS X
Apple Previews Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity for Mac OS X
MACWORLD EXPO, TOKYO-March 21, 2002-Apple=AE today previewed its Bluetooth
technology for Mac=AE OS X, enabling short-range wireless connectivity
between a Mac=AE and a variety of digital devices, including
bluetooth-enabled PDAs and cell phones. Apple is making a preview version
of its Bluetooth software for Mac OS X available as a free software
download and is offering a Bluetooth USB adaptor, which can
Bluetooth-enable any USB-based Macintosh=AE computer, for $49 (US).
"Apple was the first to build in Ethernet, one of the first to build in
USB, the first to build in FireWire, and the first to build in 802.11
wireless networking," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Now we're offering a
Bluetooth solution that actually works and is easy to use."
Bluetooth is an emerging industry standard for wirelessly connecting
computers and peripherals and transmits data at up to 1 Mbps within a range
of about 30 feet. Apple's Bluetooth...
ASG Announces ZipCenter 1.6 Update and Q2 2002 Data
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Automated Solutions Group Announces ZipCenter 1.6 Update and Q2 2002 Data
Huntington Beach, CA - March 21, 2002: Automated Solutions Group released
an update to ZipCenter v1.6 for Macintosh and Windows. ZipCenter is a
plug-in that provides useful ZIP Code functionality for custom 4th
Dimension applications. The update can be downloaded from our FTP site at
What's New in ZipCenter 1.6?
Important Registration Information
If you have ZipCenter v1.5, you will need to obtain a new registration
number to use the ZipCenter 1.6 release. If your subscription is current,
you can obtain a new registration number free of charge.
Please contact our sales department (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 714.375.4252 to
obtain your new registration number.
Updated Data (Q202)
Released updated Basic and Enhanced data for Q202.
Problem with distance calculation (Windows) Fixed a bug which would not
properly return the...
Revolution 1.1.1 beta 2 (RC1) for Windows, Mac and Linux
Announcement: Revolution 1.1.1 beta 2 (RC1) for Windows, Mac and Linux
Last week we announced the release for Mac OS/X and are now pleased to
announce the availability of Revolution 1.1.1 beta 2 (effectively release
candidate 1) for Windows and Linux. A release for the various Unix variants
will take place shortly.
Revolution is an industry leading cross-platform development tool which
allows developers to write their source code once and deliver on all major
platforms. Revolution 1.1.1 b2 (rc1) builds on the feature set of previous
releases, improves stability and adds enhancements in internet access,
database support, the user interface and improvements to the underlying
engine. For more information on the product please have a look at our
The new release 1.1.1b2 (RC1) is currently available for Linux, Windows,
Mac OS/X. A free starter kit of the software is available from the links
IPNetMonitor for OS X
FOR RELEASE A.M. Thursday, March 21, 2002
Contact: Michael E. Diegel
SUSTAINABLE SOFTWORKS OFFERS PRERELEASE BUNDLE
OF IPNETMONITORX WITH CLASSIC VERSION
CUMBERLAND, R.I.- Sustainable Softworks, developers of award-winning Mac
networking and security software, has created a pre-release bundle of
IPNetMonitorX, now native for Mac OS X, with the Classic version of its
popular set of network diagnostic tools.
Early adopters can get both versions of the troubleshooting software for one
low price and qualify for a free upgrade to the full version 1.0 of
IPNetMonitorX when it's released in the near future.
IPNetMonitorX v0.9 improves on the Network Utility included in Mac OS X with
new implementations that are more responsive, intuitive, and visually easier
to work with, as well as perform functions that could not be performed by
the corresponding unix tools. In addition, Sustainable Softworks' Peter
Sichel, the company's founder and chief engineer,...
Web Page Calendar Maker 1.0
Web Page Calendar Maker 1.0 by Creative Computer Solutions
Creating monthly web page calendars for your site just got easier with Web
Page Calendar Maker 1.0 by Creative Computer Solutions! With this program,
you can easily type in your events for each day of a chosen month and it
will generate all of the necessary web page code for you. No more designing
tables in your web page editor or in code-- it does it for you! Pick any
month from any year, past or present and it will write and save the code
for you. It works in OS 7-9 and X, too (thanks to REALbasic)!
Web Page Calendar Maker's Main Features:
* Insert links, popup links, images, and bullets
* Choose your own colors, fonts, and alignments
* Pick from an assortment of color schemes, with additional schemes available
* Headers and footers can be added (if you know HTML)
* Contains the names of months and days in several different languages
* Weeks can begin on a Sunday or Monday
NetCloak 3.2 For OS X
Maxum Development Announces Release Of NetCloak For Mac OS X
March 21, 2002. NetCloak, Maxum Development's award-winning tool for
creating dynamic, interactive Web sites, is now available for Mac OS X.
When Maxum Development released NetCloak 1.0 back in 1994, it became the
first commercial Internet server application for Mac OS. Since that time,
NetCloak has evolved into a robust and easily approachable solution to
dozens of the most common problems faced by modern Web developers. Now
with support for servers running Mac OS X, NetCloak 3.2 allows Web
administrators running Classic Mac OS to move to OS X without sacrificing
the power and ease of use they have become accustomed to.
NetCloak 3.2 supports both 4D Inc.'s WebStar V and Apple's OS X Server, as
well as popular Classic Mac servers such as WebStar, WebTen, AppleShare IP
NetCloak Professional Version 3.2 is a free upgrade for all NetCloak
Professional 3.0 owners. For all others, a $99 upgrade is available....
IntelliMerge 2.1 For Mac OS
INTELLI INNOVATIONS RELEASES INTELLIMERGE 2.1 FOR MAC OS
Speed Improvements, Alignment Support, VCF Import, New Mac OS X Features
RALEIGH, NC, March 20th, 2002 - Intelli Innovations, Inc. today released
IntelliMerge 2.1, a major update to its popular e-mail merge software for
the Mac. IntelliMerge is dynamic e-mail merge software designed to simplify
keeping in touch with customers and friends. Featuring an integrated
message editor, recipient database system, and message mailer, Mac users
can use IntelliMerge to manage contacts and send personalized e-mail
newsletters, letters, invoices, alerts, and more over the Internet.
IntelliMerge 2.1 adds these new features:
- Improved mailing speed for messages sent in US-ASCII format. Using our
ISP's mail server for several informal tests, messages were sent roughly
twice as fast.
- Recipient Manager: Multiple selection capabilities, horizontal resizing,
and contextual menu support.
- Styled text alignment (left, centered, right)...
PrefsOverload 4.1.1 For Mac OS And Mac Os X
[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE]
Gela, Italy - March 20th, 2002
PREFSOVERLOAD 4.1.1 FOR MAC OS AND MAC OS X RELEASED.
PrefsOverload 4.1.1 for Mac OS and Mac OS X which fixes various bugs of the
previous versions; see below for a complete list. Plus, the carbon version
was compiled with the latest version of REALbasic, 4.0.2.
PrefsOverload is a full-featured tool for managing the Preferences Folder,
which contains your various "Preference Files". Preference Files are those
files in which applications store their settings and other information.
After System 7, all these files have been enclosed in the "Preferences
Folder". Preferences are important files, but sometimes they can turn out
to be completely unnecessary. This can occur, for example, when their
mother application doesn't exist--or no longer exists--on your computer.
Over time the Preferences Folder will slowly grow and may become filled
with files created by trashed demo applications, or applications used for a...
illumineX adds new modules to Screen Saver Pack 1.1.2 for Mac OS...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
illumineX adds new modules to Screen Saver Pack 1.1.2 for Mac OS X
MINNEAPOLIS, March 20, 2002 -
illumineX today announced delivery of the illumineX Screen Saver Pack 1.1.2
for Mac OS X.
This updated screen saver pack adds two new screen savers, based on the
illumineX games MarbleX and RoX, in addition to updated versions of the
original eleven screen savers. Stability improvements for running on Mac OS
X 10.1 are included as well. People using the savers are encouraged to
upgrade to this new pack by deleting the old iX Screen Savers and replacing
them with the new modules.
The pack also includes Xirtam (Hint: Follow the white rabbit.) and
BabelBloX, the popular OpenGL screen savers, as well as Planets, which may
be the most popular black and white screen saver on the planet today,
judging from customer feedback. Gravity is cool, even when simulated in a
illumineX Screen Saver Pack 1.1.2 includes the following savers:
* iX MarbleX
* iX RoX
VVI Introduces Vvidget(TM) Product Name (Formerly called
VVI Introduces Vvidget(TM) Product Name (Formerly called OpenGraph)
State College, PA USA, 20 March 2002: VVI(R) today introduced the
Vvidget(TM) product name to replace the OpenGraph(TM) and GraphBuilder
product names. John Brilhart, Chief Technical Officer of VVI, makes this
"The OpenGraph and GraphBuilder products have improved so much that they
literally burst out of their names. They now do much more than graphing and
graph-oriented layout. For example, they are used to make general purpose
controls and diagrams and to form process control maps and nodes with
executable functions using a real time compiler and virtual machine. To
accommodate the broader features for these products we have renamed them
Vvidget Tools and Vvidget Builder respectively. Vvidget paralleling the
John adds: "For the near term we are still concentrating on our core assets
of graphing and combined text and graph report generation and will continue
MacinMind Software updates the server account utility, Passenger
March 19, 2002
MacinMind Software updates the server account utility, Passenger, with
checks for duplicates against NetInfo, previewing, better reporting and
verification as well as other features and fixes.
Passenger is a server account creation and password generation tool that
will import tab and comma-delimited text, ASIP 6.3 and Mac OS X XML and
create account information and passwords for AppleShare IP 5-6.3, Mac OS X
Server, Macintosh Manager, Eudora Internet Mail Server, WebSTAR FTP,
WebSTAR Web, Edmark TNV accounts, Master Spell and Master Key. Passenger
also customizes and distributes Eudora Settings and creates folders and
sets privileges in batch for AppleShare IP and Mac OS X Server.
New in 2.1
- Added duplicate/conflict checking against NetInfo
- Added Export Preview for several exports
- Improved X Privileges error reporting
- Improved Folder Migration reporting and added copy and move verification
- Improved appending numbers for duplicates
- Added option to generate...
iReplace 1.1 advanced find and replace for html
Subject: [ANN] iReplace 1.1 advanced find and replace for html
From: Luke Jackson (email@example.com)
iReplace 1.1 is an application for advanced search and replace primarily
for web documents.
iReplace allows you to specify multiple items to find and replace or just
to search for those items. iReplace allows you to select special characters
(such as ) and will replace those with the html equal for those items. This
demo version is available for Windows and Macintosh (both classic and
Register for only $12.50. Registering allows you to save the current seach
list, load saved search lists, and helps to support future updates for
Download it for Windows
Download it for Macintosh with MacOS X
Download it for Macintosh with MacOS Classic
Macintosh System Requirements:
iReplace 1.1 requires a PowerPC running Mac OS version 8.0 or...
HEURIS Ships Xtractor
HEURIS Ships all new Xtractor(tm) Product
HEURIS Ships New Product for Extracting Files from DVDs.
St. Louis, March 19, 2002-HEURIS, makers of the most widely used MPEG
Encoding Software, MPEG Power Professional announced today that they are
shipping a new product called the Xtractor. The Xtractor can be used to
extract or "rip" audio and video files from unencrypted DVDs. Users can
demultiplex and extract elementary streams from MPEG 1 system streams, MPEG
2 program streams, and MPEG 2 transport streams, including HDTV streams
recorded with a DTV decoder card. The extractor can also be used to extract
DVD VR formatted MPEG streams recorded with Hitachi DZMV100 DVD camera or
Panasonic's DMR-E20 line of DVD recorders. This gives users the ability to
add new and different audio tracks to encoded video streams or simply to
recover elementary streams from a finished DVD project.
The HEURIS Xtractor is compatible with MAC OS and Windows operating systems
and features an easy to use, drag...
REALdb Tools 1.2 now available
REALdb Tools gives you the ability to manipulate REAL database files in
ways that the built in engine does not provide at this time. With REALdb
Tools you can:
* Compact a database to make it smaller after records have been deleted.
* Drop any table or column from a REAL database.
* Change table names.
* Change column names and data types.
* Add new tables and columns.
REALdb Tools will not alter your existing database, but instead makes a
copy of the original and changes that copy. It adds ".old" to the original
file's name. When you change a table structure, drop a table, add a table,
or compact the database a new database file will be created.
REALdb Tools will copy all your data from the original database to the new
database. This feature can be turned off in the Preferences dialog if you
would like to only copy the structure of the database.
- Prevents a REALbasic project file from being opened.
- New option to export SQL can export both Create and Insert...
WiebeTech FireWire DriveDock Shipping
WiebeTech FireWire=99 DriveDock=99 shipping NOW with new features: Complete
Oxford 911 bridge FireWire interface is even smaller, faster and better
looking, with IDE drive support up to 160GB.
WICHITA, KS =96 March 19, 2002 =96WiebeTech LLC announces today new features
for FireWire DriveDock, a complete FireWire drive interface occupying just
three cubic inches of space and faster transfer rates. The unit is shipping
now and can be ordered online at www.wiebetech.com. OEM inquires are
=93FireWire DriveDock is a huge hit with power addicts, service technicians
and others who want highest speed and inexpensive FireWire storage,=94 said
James Wiebe, president of WiebeTech. =93We believe these same users will
benefit from even higher transfer rates, smaller physical size and higher
The upgraded unit is substantially faster, producing benchmarks in excess
of 30MB/second. It provides support for IDE drives with capacities to
160GB. The enclosure design for...
REALbasic 4.0.2 Now Available
REALbasic 4.0.2 is a free update to version 4.
Download it now from our iDisk (best performance)
Our FTP site:
What's new in REALbasic 4.0.2:
Various fixes and improvements, including: Improvements to Listbox drawing,
RbScript, and more. Fixes crashes with BinaryStream and Menu Balloon Help
on Mac OS X, Sockets when DNS lookup fails, and Sprites on Mac OS 8.1.
Make sure to review the release notes for more details.
New REALbasic database and Microsoft Office Automation plug-ins
These plug-ins work best with REALbasic 4.
Download them now from our iDisk (best performance)
Our FTP site:
CPLAT 4.0 released
ksoft is pleased to announce the latest version of CPLAT (version 4.0), a
low-cost cross-platform framework for MacOS, Linux and Windows development.
Some of the additional features of the this release are:
Many minor user suggested improvements and bug fixes.
VisualC++ .NET projects
Plug-ins and application support
Docking / customizable toolbars
Long file names
Windows XP support
There are now trial versions available for Microsoft Visual C++, Project
Builder and CodeWarrior Pro7 / Pro6.
CPLAT is an easy-to-use full-featured (not just a thin layer over the
underlying OS) modern C++ (STL, exception handling) framework for
MacOS/Windows/Linux development including support for the lastest MacOS
technologies including MLTE, sheets, MacOSX and Carbon, and Windows
applications for Windows 95/98/NT/2000. The Linux version uses the Gtk/Gdk
CPLAT also includes a RADTool / Resource Editor for importing / creating /
editing the resources your application uses...
Koingo Updates Alarm Clock Pro
From: Josh Hague (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Massive Update for Alarm Clock Pro!
Koingo Software is proud to announce the release of Alarm Clock Pro 5.1! As
always, we strive for perfection, and with this release (after many user
suggestions) we believe we have taken one step closer to accomplishing our
This version, still placed at the low shareware fee of $11.97, has TEN new
features, a few bug fixes, and many enhancements. The main improvements are
with user interaction. We believe our interface is now more
straight-forward, easy to use and lovable with Mac OS X's Aqua appearance.
But why should you listen to us ramble on about how cool this new release
is? Check it out for yourself!
Download for Mac OS X:
Download for Mac OS 8/9:
Here is a list of the major changes:
* New Feature: Smasher (any key to turn off alarms when you're tired).
* New Feature: Customizable...
Iconfactory Releases IconViewer 1.0
Monday, March 18th, 2002
Iconfactory Press Release - IconViewer 1.0 Released
The Iconfactory, in conjunction with Polymorph Software Development is
pleased to announce the release of our latest freeware icon utility,
IconViewer is a quick and easy way to view any and all resources contained
within a Macintosh desktop icon. Simply drag and drop any icon onto
IconViewer (or launch the program and select one from the File menu) and a
small inspector window appears that allows you to browse the various sizes
and bit depths of that icon. IconViewer was originally developed for
internal use and is very helpful for people running pre-OS X systems, but
who want to view the 128x128 resources contained in a particular icon file.
IconViewer also works well for OS X users who want to see an icon in all
its 128x128 glory, but who don't want to continually change their desktop /
Dock settings to full magnification.
* Carbon application for use with 8.6 - OS 10.x
* View OS X icons (and...
Post.Office Is Alive And Well On Mac OS X
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
POST.OFFICE IS ALIVE AND WELL ON MAC OS X
Popular, robust, high-performance mail server now available for Apple's new OS
Santa Barbara, CA, March 15, 2002. Tenon Intersystems, under the auspices
of their Japanese partner, Open Technologies, has brought Openwave's
well-regarded Post.Office to Apple's Mac OS X. Post.Office is a scalable
SMTP/POP3/IMAP messaging server designed to meet the needs of small and
mid-sized ISPs. Post.Office can support 10 users or ten thousand users on a
single platform with appropriately configured hardware. Tenon has extended
and enhanced Post.Office 3.5.3 and ported it to Mac OS X and Mac OS X
Post.Office was designed from the ground up for ease of use, with an
uncomplicated, user-friendly interface. The anywhere, anytime Web forms
provide seamless navigation through the many Post.Office features. System
administrators can make changes from anywhere on the Internet using Web
forms with simple fill-in-the-blank fields...
Captain FTP 1.2 for Mac OS X
Xnet Communications GmbH announces Captain FTP 1.2 for Mac OS X
Hamburg, Germany, March 18th 2002 - Xnet Communication GmbH, the
independent software vendor with it's core business in data communication
high-end solutions announces the release of improved Captain FTP version
This absolutely new FTP client designed from scratch for Mac OS X
announced the very first time in the end of December 2001 is already a huge
success. After just two months Captain FTP 1.0 was downloaded by over 15
thousand Mac users and is listed on the 19th place on the famous "Top Pics"
(the most wanted software) for Mac OS X at Tucows.com.
"We were completely surprised by the Mac users enthusiasm. We achieved so
much positive feedback about our Captain FTP" said Wolfgang Falz - project
manager of Captain FTP.
Captain FTP 1.2 is now ready to be a product. The reliable FTP client for
an unlimited number of simultaneous connections is still Easy-to-use. The
already user friendly interface of...
Troi Grabber Plug-in 1.4b1 for FileMaker Pro 5.5
Troi Automatisering releases beta version of Troi Grabber Plug-in 1.4b1 for
New Plug-in lets you record pictures and movies directy with FileMaker Pro
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, March 13th, 2002--Troi Automatisering
today announced the release of the beta version of Troi Grabber Plug-in
1.4b1, for FileMaker Pro 4.0 through 5.5.
What is Troi Grabber Plug-in?
Troi Grabber Plug-in 1.4b1 is a very powerful tool for grabbing pictures
from a video input source and putting them directly into a FileMaker
container field. All from within FileMaker you can:
- preview the image stream from the video input source
- crop pictures to grab only the desired part of the video image (Mac OS
and Mac OS X only)
- rotate pictures before grabbing (Mac OS and Mac OS X only)
- grab pictures from a video input source and put them into your FileMaker
- record a movie from a video input source for a specified number of
seconds or until the mouse is clicked and save...
MacsDesign Studio Releases Web Help Desk 5.4
MacsDesign Studio Releases Web Help Desk 5.4 Powerful Object Oriented
Software for Technical Support
FREMONT, CA - March 15, 2002 - MacsDesign Studio today released Web Help
Desk 5.4, a powerful web application for technical support designed for
education and small to medium sized business customers. Built with the
industry's most powerful and mature application server, WebObjects 5.1 from
Apple Computer=AE, Web Help Desk 5.4 offers an intuitive web interface and a=
excellent feature set for both end users and support technicians. This
latest update includes:
* Improvements to the user interface for both clients and technicians
* A detailed Job History feature for tracking changes on a job ticket
* Additional search options for tickets and assets
* New preferences for managing custom fields and technician editing permissi=
Next Generation Web Application
Unlike scripted web applications based on technologies such as ASP or PHP,
Web Help Desk uses Java=81 objects to manage your...
acgi dispatcher for MacOS X
March 15th, 2002.
James Sentman is happy to announce the third beta version of acgi
dispatcher for MacOS X.
Acgi dispatcher allows you to write cgi programs for the web in apple
script while using MacOS X's built in Apache webserver.
Beta 3 improves the Apache configuration options allowing you to associate
any number of suffixes with the program instead of just '.acgi'.
Adds support for "Launch at suffix" programs that work as pre-processors.
Fully supports the "send partial" event for working with multi-threaded
and finally adds several cgi utilities to make porting your classic scripts
easier: url encode/decode, pack/unpack cgi and base64 encode/decode. The
OSAX that offered these functions are not yet available for OSX.
Included in the package is a fully functional iTunes remote control applet
by way of demonstration and to help you get started.
acgi dispatcher can be downloaded now from:
James Sentman (email@example.com...
The Omni Group Announces OmniOutliner 2.0 public beta
The Omni Group Announces OmniOutliner 2.0, Releases Public Beta
Seattle, Washington -- March 15, 2002 -- Today, The Omni Group released the
first public beta of OmniOutliner 2.0, the first major rev of the popular
outlining application built exclusively for Mac OS X. A host of new and
very cool features have been added to help you outline like you've never
outlined before. Features new to OmniOutliner 2.0 include a new
customizable toolbar, new column types, notes, auto-numbering, sorting,
summary values, new keyboard shortcuts, support for alternating row colors,
an updated info window to support all of these new features, and more. What
does all of this mean? Instead of being a really simple tool that can help
you get organized, OmniOutliner is now a really good-looking, powerful,
simple-to-use tool that can help you get organized. Check out the release
notes for a complete list of new features and enhancements.
OmniOutliner 2.0 beta 1 includes an extended trial license that expires...
Chronos Group Organizer Server Now In Cocoa
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Park City, UT - March 15th, 2002 -- Chronos LC today announced the release
of Group Organizer Server 4.0.3, its first Cocoa product for Mac OS X.
According to Jerry Halls, V.P. of Sales at Chronos, "The new Cocoa server
offers unparalleled performance, reliability, and scalability. Plus, the
new server software takes less than a minute to install and setup."
Group Organizer Server was previously written as a Carbon application.
Version 4.03 has been re-written from the ground up using Cocoa and makes
use of native Unix sockets for TCP/IP networking. The new networking
infrastructure combined with Cocoa's pre-emptive threading architecture
takes Group Organizer Server to the next level.
The new server is immediately available, free of charge, to all existing
Group Organizer 4 users. It may be downloaded directly from Chronos'
website at (www.chronosnet.com).
GENERAL PRODUCT INFORMATION
Chronos calls its product the "Swiss Army Knife" of productivity software.
Niemeijer Announces On-Screen Keyboard Accessibility for Mac OS X
Niemeijer Consult Proudly Announces On-Screen Keyboard Accessibility
Solutions for Mac OS X
Amsterdam - 15 March 2002 - Niemeijer Consult today announced that on March
20, KeyStrokes, its popular on-screen keyboard software for the Macintosh,
will make its public debut on Mac OS X at CSUN's 17th Annual International
Conference "Technology and Persons with Disabilities" in Los Angeles.
KeyStrokes for Mac OS X, will be the first fully functional on-screen
keyboard to run natively on Apple's next generation operating system and
one of the first accessibility solutions bringing the power of Mac OS X to
people with disabilities. Origin Instruments Corporation, our North
American distributor, will demonstrate the software in their booth (number
303, Marriott) during the CSUN conference.
An on-screen keyboard is typically used by a person who because of illness
or injury cannot use a standard keyboard. KeyStrokes for Mac OS X works by
drawing a keyboard image on the display and...
PC-Mac-Net FileShare transfers files easily between PCs and Macs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PC-Mac-Net FileShare transfers files easily between PCs and Macs over LAN
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA -- March 15, 2002 -- Lava Software is now shipping
PC-Mac-Net FileShare v1.0, a product which allows users to transfer files
easily and securely between any type of Windows PC and Macintosh over a
Local Area Network (LAN) or the Internet. File transfers can be paused and
resumed at any time, ensuring that even very large files can be reliabily
PC-Mac-Net FileShare is perfect for simple cross-platform file sharing on
home or small office networks. It provides a bridge between different
computer types without requiring complex installation and set up
procedures, since it uses standard Internet protocols for all operations
(ie. TCP/IP) . Just drop the files you want to transfer into the 'Shared'
folder on one computer and they can be requested by and transferred to
another computer on the network.
Friends can now easily, safely and conveniently...
Rumpus 2.1 Update
Maxum Development Announces Major FTP Server Update
March 14, 2002. Rumpus, Maxum Development's class-leading FTP server
software for Mac OS and Mac OS X, has reached version 2.1. The update,
available now, incorporates dozens of feature and usability enhancements.
For this new release, Maxum has focused primarily on improving existing
functions, making Rumpus easier and more flexible to use. Among the host of
enhancements, the new version offers:
* A new setup assistant, which helps new FTP server administrators
create their first anonymous and secure user accounts instantly
so that FTP service can be enabled with just a couple of clicks.
* The ability to function on private networks with packet
forwarding, even when the network uses dynamic domain name
* A revised interface that separates complex settings to help
avoid mistakes and ensure consistent FTP service.
* Improved server management, including IP address-based access
CommonGround Softworks Inc. Announces Qilan 2.5
CommonGround Softworks Inc. Announces Qilan=81 2.5
HOOKSETT, NEW HAMPSHIRE - March 15, 2001 - CommonGround Softworks Inc.
today announces the upgrade of the web-based data server and access
environment Qilan 2.5.
Qilan 2.5 is available for download as a free time limited trial.
This upgrade enhances functionality, boosts processing speed for repetitive
tasks, improves stability and lays the groundwork for future releases.
Qilan 2.5 adds the ability to create data arrays and dictionaries directly
on the web server. After intial data retrieval from a SQL database, subseque=
data retrievals can use local arrays and dictionaries. This shortcut
greatly improves performance and flexibility.
New features include:
* Data Arrays and Dictionaries
* New operators to support manipulation of arrays and dictionaries
* Improved MS SQL Server adapter
* HTML page processing has been completely revised .
Qilan provides a powerful tool for web developers...
Sonnet PR-New 466MHz PowerBook 1400 Upgrade
SONNET ANNOUNCES NEW 466MHZ SPEED FOR POWERBOOK 1400
IRVINE, California =97 March 15, 2002. Sonnet Technologies, the worldwide
market share leader in processor upgrade cards for Apple Macintosh=AE
computers, announces the Crescendo/PB G3 466-1M, Sonnet=92s fastest upgrade
yet for the PowerBook 1400, and the latest addition to its product line of
Crescendo processor upgrade cards. This upgrade offers a powerful 466MHz
PowerPC G3 processor with 1MB Level 2 backside cache, which produces an
impressive 11x increase in performance over a 117 MHz stock machine that
used a 603e processor. The Crescendo/PB is compatible with the PowerBook=92s
existing hardware, software, RAM and peripherals. It transparently
integrates with your system software, and performs flawlessly with Mac OS
7.5.3, through OS 9.1.
Availability and Pricing
Crescendo/PB G3 466-1M is shipping now and has an estimated street price of
$299.95. This new product replaces the Crescendo/PB G3 400-1M at the same
Barcode Producer 1.2
Subject: [ANN] Barcode Producer 1.2
Intelli Innovations, Inc. is pleased to announce Barcode Producer 1.2 for
Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X, a minor functionality update to its full-featured
barcode creation suite for Mac OS X.
- [New] Barcode Producer's ISBN generator has a new field for barcode
prefix, allowing the user to change the prefix from the "978" default.
- [New] Code 128 barcodes can now be saved at 1200 dpi.
- [New] Barcodes can now be drag-and-dropped directly from the Barcode
Producer window to AppleWorks, Microsoft Word, or other word processing
applications. Select 300 dpi or higher if the target document will be
printed in the future.
- [Bug] Graphical exports of barcodes are now correctly saved if over 72
Home Page: http://www.intellisw.com/barcodeproducer/
Intelli Innovations, Inc.
Optigold ISP 2.9.5 Released
Optigold ISP 2.9.5 for Windows, Macintosh, Mac OS X and Linux was released
Optigold ISP is a cross-platform business software package to run all
aspects of an internet service provider (from billing to server management).
A *FREE*, 100% working copy can be downloaded from:
2.9.5 adds new web functionality, new Texas tax calculations, email manager
fixes, credit card swipe reader support, new server event functionality,
customer web interface fix and some other miscellaneous items.
All new features in this version are listed in the revision log:
Optigold ISP Revision Log
Completed On 3/14/02
Automated task invoice generation can be set per minute instead of per day
Completed On 3/13/02
Fixed problem with Total Internet response code during online signup
Completed On 3/12/02
Slightly changed logic on referral credits when credit applies per referral...
Rage Software & DerazSoft Release WebDesign 1.5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rage Software & DerazSoft release WebDesign 1.5
Toronto, Ontario - March 13, 2002 - Rage Software & Derazsoft announced
today, the immediate availability of WebDesign 1.5. The latest version of
the proffesional web development application for the Macintosh platform.
WebDesign is a unique Macintosh web development tool offering many features
not found in standard HTML editors. WebDesign allows you to visually create
HTML elements including forms and image maps and insert them into your
WebDesign allows you to see and edit the actual HTML code giving you
complete control over your web page design. It allows you to edit tag
attributes and values using its built in tag attribute editor and drag and
drop tools pallet. The built in file browser and FTP navigator give you
extended organization over your full web site.
Extend WebDesign's features through the use of plugins and language
extensions. WebDesign's Plugin Maker allows users, even users with...
Terra Soft Ships 2U dual 1 GHz G4 with YDL & Mac OS X
DUAL 1 GHZ - GVS 9000 2U RACK SYSTEM WITH YDL & MAC OS X
Loveland, Colorado -- 12 March 2002 -- Terra Soft Solutions, Inc., the
leading developer of integrated PowerPC Linux solutions announces shipment
of a dual GHz G4 cluster node/server/workstation in a GVS 9000 2U Rack
System with Yellow Dog Linux 2.2 and Mac OS X pre-installed.
The GVS 9000 Rack System uses Apple G4 technology to provide the same,
powerful dual 1 GHz CPUs, gigabit ethernet, fast bus, FireWire, and disk
I/O that ships with current Apple Macintosh G4 towers.
As demonstrated at http://www.wired.com/news/medtech/0,1286,50454,00.html
form-factor and performance have become increasingly important in modern
server and HPC systems. "Place an Apple dual G4 into a GVS 9000, ship with
the best PPC operating systems available, and you've got something
powerful," states Kai Staats, CEO Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.
Jano Avanessian with GVS-Grande Vitesse Systems states, "We are excited to
have Terra Soft as a partner. With...
Revolutionary New =?iso-8859-1?Q?Sibelius=AE?= 2 Music Notation...
Revolutionary New Sibelius=AE 2 Music Notation Software Launched
for Mac OS X
Walnut Creek, Calif., March 13, 2002 - The Sibelius=AE Group, developer of
market-leading music software, today launched Sibelius 2, the revolutionary
new version of the world's fastest-selling music notation software program,
for Mac OS X, Apple's powerful, UNIX-based operating system. Sibelius 2 is
the first music notation program to leverage Mac OS X's advanced
"Sibelius is more elegant and beautiful than ever, with a new look which
complements Mac OS X's stunning Aqua interface," said Ben Finn, CEO of The
Sibelius Group. "Sibelius 2 for Mac OS X represents our continued
commitment to meeting the requirements of music educators, students, and
professional composers using Macintosh computers. Users will be amazed at
all the new features that have made Sibelius easier to use than ever."
"Mac OS X delivers an incredibly powerful and intuitive environment for
users to listen to and create music...
PremiumSoft MySQL Studio Released for OS X
Re: free trial version for MacTech readers and visPremiumSoft MySQL Studio
Released for OS X
PremiumSoft MySQL Studio Released for OS X
PremiumSoft announces the release of MySQL studio for Mac OS X. PremiumSoft
MySQL Studio is a set of graphical database management, reporting and
monitoring tools for MySQL database systems. From its fresh, new look to
its intuitive, task-based navigation, PremiumSoft MySQL Studio makes it
easier than ever to use your databases. You will be able to get more done
in less time and find items in a snap. Simply put, PremiumSoft MySQL Studio
helps you work smarter.
By building on the proven database management system MySQL with rock-solid
InnoDB engine, PremiumSoft MySQL Studio delivers a reliable foundation you
can count on to keep your databases up and running when you need them most.
For your company, PremiumSoft MySQL Studio is the intelligent alternative
to build powerful and customizable solutions to replace any overly complex
and costly enterprise...
HTML Creator 3.0
NICE, FRANCE - March 12, 2002 - Aram Kudurshian is proud to announce the
immediate release of HTML Creator 3.0, an award winning (1) HTML editor for
the Macintosh platform. Featuring a clean cut, intuitive interface, HTML
Creator makes the task of creating web pages easier through its built in
assistants and WYSIWYG style Format menu. HTML Creator is aimed at both
novices and professional users through its expansive collection of
assistants and powerful editing tools.
New to version 3.0 is the introduction of Style Sheets and Framesets as
well as a powerful Batch Find and Replace system that allows you to edit
hundreds of files in one go. In addition, HTML Creator 3.0 features a
comprehensive HTML Reference, new assistants, updated looks, bug fixes, and
countless other smaller additions such as improved drag and drop support,
the introduction of HTML Tools, and better web page previewing.
HTML Creator also features other productive enhancements such as a simple
to use ScratchPad,...
Web Dumper v1.5
Max Programming, LLC - Web Dumper v1.5 March 12, 2002
Maxprog is proud to present another update of its web tool product named
'Web Dumper' a full featured internet tool that allows users to download
web sites for offline browsing.
What's new in this release?
=B7 Web Dumper is now multi-threaded and can use up to 10 simultaneous
=B7 HTTP URLs with port number is now supported.
=B7 Macromedia Flash file added to file map.
Screenshots available at: http://www.maxprog.com/WebDumperShots.html
Web Dumper overview
If you are viewing a Web site with your browser and you decide that you
would like to make a copy of it on your hard drive, you have to manually
save each page as you view it along with embedded pictures, sounds and so
on. This can be a very long and tedious process, and in many cases it's
more trouble than it's worth. It doesn't have to be that way, however, as
Web Dumper makes this whole process very fast and easy.
With Web Dumper...
Power On: New Release of Public Beta of Now Up-to-Date &...
Power On Offers New Release of Public Beta of Now Up-to-Date & Contact
Palm=AE Conduits for Mac OS X Enhanced
Columbus, Ohio - March 12, 2002 - Power On Software, an Inc 500 Company,
has updated its public beta of the Palm conduits for Now Up-to-Date &
Contact=AE, the #1 best-selling calendaring and contact management software
in the history of the Macintosh. The beta is a free download and is
available now from the Power On web site at:
The Palm conduits allow users of Now Up-to-Date & Contact to synchronize
their schedules and contacts with their Palm computing handheld devices,
including products from Handspring.
The update permits synchronization using the new OS X native conduit
architecture, even on machines containing Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS X on the
same partition of their hard drive. Power On has enhanced the safety of the
synchronization process by providing backup capabilities so that users can
revert to pre-...
LaunchBar 3.2 for Mac OS X
OBJECTIVE DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCES LAUNCHBAR 3.2 FOR MAC OS X
Vienna, Austria - March 12, 2002 -- Objective Development today announced
the availability of LaunchBar 3.2 for Mac OS X, an award-winning
productivity utility that provides lightning fast access to thousands of
files, web-bookmarks, email-addresses and applications just by entering
For more information about LaunchBar please visit Objective Development's
web site at http://www.obdev.at/products/launchbar/
WHAT'S NEW IN LAUNCHBAR 3.2
* Improved performance: LaunchBar searches are now more than twice as fast!
* Much improved Drag & Drop functionality, offering a variety of file
operations (Aliases, Symlinks, etc.)
* New preferences panel with a lot of new preferences options.
* Alias Names can now be assigned to URLs and Email Addresses as well.
* The list of running apps can now be browsed backwards using the Shift key.
* Some minor bugfixes as well as other improvements and optimizations.