Mac OS X for Users Email Discussion List
Greetings. I'm excited to announce the transition of "Mac OS X Beta" list
into "Mac OS X for Users".
A forum focused on providing discussion, support and community around the
new Mac OS X Public Beta. Discussion will focus on the needs of end users
dealing with everyday issues.
Mac OS X Beta list has been one of our most succesful lists with over 1200
subscribers and averaging about 1500 messages each month. This is a high
volume list and a digest version is available.
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Sig Software is proud to announce the release of NameCleaner 2.1.2,
available in both a Classic version for Mac OS 7/8/9 and a brand new
Carbon version for running natively on Mac OS X.
NameCleaner is an industrial-strength utility for the Macintosh OS to
manipulate file names and types. It is specially designed to help move
files to and from foreign file systems such as MS-DOS, Windows 3.x,
Windows 95/98, Windows NT/2000, NetWare and Unix.
NameCleaner includes mappings for over 100 PC Extensions and 100
Macintosh file types as well as allowing system file mappings to be used.
All cleaning operations can be previewed before they are performed and
NameCleaner also produces a full report of all cleaning operations.
The NameCleaner page and downloads are at:
Pingtel xpressa IP phone
Pingtel chooses Global IP Sound speech processing
software for Pingtel xpressa IP phone
GIPS technology on IP phone to set new standard for audio and speech quality
WOBURN, Mass., and SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, 2001 Global IP Sound
(GIPS), the leader in sound processing software for real-time,
interactive communications over packet networks, and Pingtel,
creator of the world's first Java-based, voice-over-IP (VoIP) phone,
announced today an agreement that will deliver high-fidelity audio
over IP telephony that far surpasses audio possible over PSTN.
Under terms of the partnership agreement, Pingtel will license and
integrate the GIPS SoundWare solutions, NetEQ, GIPS Enhanced G.711
and iPCM-wb (wideband), into the Pingtel xpressa SIP (Session
Initiation Protocol) phone appliance. The announcement was made at
the Voice over the Net (VON) conference in Phoenix.
According to various surveys and market research, the main obstacle
for wide VoIP adoption is poor sound quality. With the...
FILTERiT4 Adobe Illustrator Plug-ins
FILTERiT4 Adobe Illustrator Plug-ins Press release
FILTERiT4 for Mac is ready to ship today(March 22nd)!
(Windows version will be available in May)
CValley, Inc. announced that their latest version of Adobe Illustrator
plug-ins, FILTERiT4 is ready to ship as of today. The company expects to
release the Windows version in May.
We received many favorable comments/evaluations from Illustrator users,
desktop publishers, and designers. It has been almost a year after the
release of FILTERiT3 and now the latest version of FILTERiT is completed.
Some of the new features include the "Trace" feature added on the FILTERiT
Tools, 3D Transform and Fractalize and more.
FILTERiT4 provides a wide variety of options, from simple distortion to 3D
Transform. With 3D Transform filters, your objects can be transformed into
spheres, spirals, donuts, or cylinders with just a click of the mouse.
Preparing images for Web animation is made simple with the Trace option.
This option also lets you produce...
WebSiphon 2.0.2 Released
Purity Software Press Release -- Thursday, March 22, 2001
Maintenance release fixes issues and provides enhanced features.
Austin, TX -- Purity Software Inc, releases WebSiphon 2.0.2, a free maintenance release of their high-performance multi-threaded Web application server product.
What's New in v2.0.2?
WebSiphon 2.0.2 addresses a few minor issues for increased stability. An issue with file date functions returning improper date strings was fixed as well.
WebSiphon 2.0.2 is now available for download from the Purity downloads page (http://downloads.purity.com/index.html?product_id=WS202). All WebSiphon 2.0 users should upgrade to...
Be Announces Agreement with Sony
Be Announces Licensing and Distribution Agreement with Sony
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- March 22, 2001 -- Be Incorporated (Nasdaq:
BEOS) today announced it has signed an OEM license and distribution
agreement with Sony Electronics Inc. Under the terms of the
agreement, Sony is granted a license to include the BeIA Client
Platform in the Sony eVilla Network Entertainment Center.
Since March 2000, Be has been working with Sony under a previously
announced non-binding memorandum of understanding. Under the terms of
a Professional Services Agreement that supplements the OEM license
and distribution agreement, Be has been providing BeIA Integration
Services to Sony.
"Working with Sony has been an incredibly productive learning
experience for Be because it has allowed us to work directly with a
world-renowned consumer products company dedicated to delivering
great customer experiences," said Lamar Potts, vice president of
sales and marketing for Be. "Sony's eVilla Network Entertainment
Verbatim 30GB, 50GB ADR Tape Cartridges
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Verbatim Confirms Continued Availability of 30GB, 50GB ADR Tape Cartridges
CHARLOTTE, NC (March 22, 2001) Verbatim Corporation provided
customers of OnStream Inc.'s Advanced Digital Recording Technology
(ADR) drives with assurance today that Verbatim-branded ADR tape
cartridges continue to be available from Verbatim and its resellers.
Verbatim made the announcement in response to OnStream's statement
last week that it has ceased operations for all of its business units.
Verbatim assisted OnStream in developing the technnology for ADR
media in 1998, and has been filling the growing need for ADR 30 and
50GB cartridges since the drives were first introduced. The high
capacity and low storage cost, combined with the performance and
reliability features Verbatim designed into the media, have made it
ideal for network server, workstation, power desktop, and desktop
backup, as well as multimedia removable storage applications.
Verbatim 30GB and 50GB ADR cartridges are...
Keyspan releases beta Serial to USB drivers for Mac OS X
Keyspan releases beta Serial to USB drivers for Mac OS X
Richmond, Calif- March 22, 2001- Keyspan, America's top selling brand of
USB connectivity products, announced the release of its beta USB drivers
for Mac OS X. The drivers are available now for download from Keyspan's
website at: http://www.keyspan.com/support/macosx/.
Keyspan's drivers enable its USB Twin Serial Adapter (USA-28X), USB PDA
Adapter (USA-19), and USB High Speed Serial Adapter (USA-19W) to be used
with Mac OS X. The drivers are an update of the Developer Seed that
Keyspan released in September of 2000 and are feature complete---
including support for PPP under Mac OS X using serial modems---and
include an installer.
The ability to use Keyspan's adapters with popular serial peripherals
(i.e. printers, Palm Pilots) under Mac OS X will often depend upon the
availability of Mac OS X drivers for the peripheral device. Users should
check with the peripheral manufacturer for information on this topic.
As beta software,...
Screen Catcher 2.3.2
For immediate release
ST. CLAIR SOFTWARE RELEASES SCREEN CATCHER 2.3.2
5 mouse-rated screen capture tool broadens email support, improves
(Youngstown, OH -- March 21, 2001) St. Clair Software announced today that
version 2.3.2 of Screen Catcher, their popular screen capture utility, is
Screen Catcher 2.3.2 adds support for Mulberry to its "email a screen
snapshot" feature. It also includes a fix for a conflict with Kensington
MouseWorks that could cause buttons in some dialogs to disappear, and
corrects several problems in Screen Catcher's AutoFile feature.
Recently given a perfect "5 mouse" rating by MacUser UK, Screen Catcher is
a scriptable screen capture utility that includes a unique Catch-All
feature which auto-scrolls windows to capture entire documents. This
capability, combined with flexible scaling, color palette control, and
support for a large number of file formats, has made Screen Catcher the
tool of choice for both professionals...
PRESS RELEASE: Tri-CATALOG 4.04 and READER available
Version 4.04 of our CD and images cataloger now recognizes comments in Photoshop files.
The new version of Tri-CATALOG is available on our web site (link is unchanged).
Upgrade is free for registered users.
Tri-CATALOG READER :
There is now a solution for Tri-CATALOG users desiring distribute their data base as well as their pictures, for both Mac and Windows platforms.
We propose a "Tri-CATALOG Distribution Pack", including 2 versions of Tri-CATALOG (Mac and Windows) and 2 versions of Tri-CATALOG READER (Mac and Windows). The Pack includes a licence agreement allowing an unlimited distribution of the READER version accompanying a Tri-CATALOG data base.
"Tri-CATALOG Distribution Pack" price is US$ 290.
For further information, please contact: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
MACh Velocity 66 G4 MPe
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MACh Velocity 66 G4 MPe ships!
XLR8 Dual G4 MV66 ships with rave reviews from beta testers.
Atlanta, GA, USA. March 22nd 2001: XLR8, the leading manufacturer of
Macintosh upgrade and expansion products, is pleased to announce the
shipping of latest addition to its award-winning range of Power PC G4
upgrade cards: The MACh Velocity 66 G4 MPe.
Available Now, the MACh Velocity 66 G4 MPe (the 66 refers to the bus
speed of the beige systems) offers XLR8 customers a solution that
turns a standard Apple beige G3 PowerMac into a dual G4
multiprocessing powerhouse. The MACh Velocity 66 G4 MPe continues
XLR8's commitment to address their primary customer base in
pre-press, graphics and design, and offer them yet more ways to use
its modular technology. Using the ZIF (zero insertion force) socket
and now for the first time the similar LIF (low insertion force)
socket, the architecture of the MACh Velocity 66 G4 MPe card means
that XLR8 customers can, at a later date,...
Roxen Platform 2.1 for Mac OS X shipping in 30 days
Roxen Platform 2.1 for Mac OS X shipping in 30 days
Roxen Platform is the first Web Content Management software to ship
on Mac OS X. There is a perfect match between Roxen Platform's
high-end features and the high ground that Mac OS X servers cover.
Stockholm, March 22, 2001 - Roxen Internet Software today announced
Roxen Platform 2.1 for Mac OS X, the production version of the first
Web Content Management system available on Mac OS X. Availability is
approximately 30 days after Apple's release of Mac OS X, scheduled
for 24 March.
Roxen Platform is a high-end Web Content Management product that
perfectly matches Apple's Mac OS X and the high ground it coves in
the server market.
"We are proud to be able to ship our Web Content Management product
this close to the release of Mac OS X. We see Apple creating a new
class of Internet servers, and Roxen Internet Software is part of the
action. Roxen Platform and Mac OS X is simply a perfect match for
demanding Web sites," said Henning...
Asante Supports MAC OS X
FOR RELEASE Friday, March 23, at 6:00 am PST
ASANTE IS FIRST NETWORK COMPANY TO SUPPORT APPLE'S MAC OS X
- Drivers for 10/100 and Gigabit Ethernet Adapters Now Available -
San Jose, California, March 23, 2001 --- Asant Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:
ASNT.OB) today announced product and technical support for Mac OS X in
support of Apple Computer's new Mac operating system launch. Asant, the
leading vendor of networking equipment and peripherals for Apple Macintosh
computers, is the first to support Mac OS X on its FriendlyNET GigaNIX
PCI 1000TA and AsantFast 10/100 PCI adapters.
FREE UPGRADES AVAILABLE
"We've dedicated a lot of testing time to make sure our drivers function
well with Mac OS X," said Judy McKay, Asant's Mac OS Technical Manager.
"We're pleased to offer driver support to the new Mac operating system
so our customers will be ready when Apple ships Mac OS X on March 24."
Free upgrades are now available at the...
FileMaker Demonstrates FileMaker Pro 5 on Mac OS X
FileMaker Demonstrates FileMaker Pro 5 on Mac OS X
SANTA CLARA, CA - March 21, 2001 - Signaling its support for Apple's
next-generation operating system, FileMaker is previewing FileMaker Pro 5
on Mac OS X at Apple launch events today and during the next few days.
"Mac OS X represents a leap forward, enabling a new generation of
phenomenal Macintosh applications," said Dominique Goupil, FileMaker
president. "FileMaker is very excited about the user experience we will
deliver based on the vivid Aqua interface and other Mac OS X features."
The preview of FileMaker Pro 5 database software running on Mac OS X is to
be demonstrated at Apple launch events in Cupertino, Germany and the United
"With state-of-the-art technology throughout, including an elegant user
interface called 'Aqua' and a UNIX-based foundation, Mac OS X opens a world
of possibilities for developers wishing to innovate on the Mac," said Clent
Richardson, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations.
REALbasic 3.1 for Mac OS X
REAL SOFTWARE ANNOUNCES REALBASIC 3.1 for Mac OS X
REALbasic 3.1 adds Mac OS X specific features and improves database
March 21, 2001 - Austin, TX - REAL Software, Inc. today announced REALbasic
3.1, a free upgrade for all REALbasic 3 owners. REAL Software created this
upgrade to improve its compatibility with Mac OS X and take advantage of the
intuitive graphic user interface, Aqua. REALbasic 3.1 also operates on
earlier versions of Macintosh operating systems and it allows users of all
skill levels to develop software with a single design and compile native
applications for Macintosh and Windows without requiring any
"REALbasic 3.1's features for Mac OS X enable users to begin developing the
native software that users of Mac OS X will demand. I see this as a huge
opportunity for developers interested in gaining market share from
slower-moving competitors", said Geoff Perlman, CEO of REAL Software. "We
expect to see an explosion of Mac OS...
Stone Studio for Mac OS X
Stone Design Ships Stone Studio(tm) for Mac OS X
San Francisco, March 21, 2001 - Stone Design today announced availability
of Stone Studio(tm) - seven applications built to support Mac OS X, Apple's
next generation operating system. The suite features Create(r) and
According to Stone Design's CEO, Andrew Stone, these applications come with
free licenses valid through May 15th, 2001. "These last few months have
allowed us to really polish our applications with the Aqua look and feel.
We've lowered our prices and our applications are freely accessible to Mac
OS X early adopters. Download them today and give them a trial, and you'll
experience the 100% pure OS X and Stoneware advantage! If you like the
apps, you can buy them online at the Stone Store at our attractively low
"With state-of-the-art technology throughout, including a new Quartz 2D
graphics engine and open GL for spectacular 3D graphics, Mac OS X is an
ideal platform for the creative...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CS-ODESSA ANNOUNCES CONCEPTDRAW 1.59
Version 1.59 features better printing and import capabilities and optimized
work with selected objects, as well as several other improvements.
Odessa, Ukraine - March 21st, 2001 - Computer Systems Odessa Corp., today
released ConceptDraw v1.59 for MacOS and Windows, a newer version of the
powerful flowcharting and diagramming software package. The update is free
to registered users of ConceptDraw v1.58 or earlier. A demo is available
from ConceptDraw's web site: http://www.conceptdraw.com/
ConceptDraw v1.59 adds the following new features and enhancements:
- In the Macintosh version all print properties are now stored with the
- The Open and Save dialogs use Navigation Service, allowing to open several
documents or libraries at a time.
- System Color Picker is used, when setting a layer color.
- Optimized performance, when selecting multiple objects in the Windows
Also this update fixes some printing and...
InterMapper for MacOS X 3.1a2
Dartware, LLC has a version of InterMapper available for testing with MacOS
X. InterMapper for MacOS X 3.1a2 is now available from this page:
Please post this to your relevant pages about MacOS X. For more information
about InterMapper, please check its web site at
Feel free to get back to me if you have further questions. Thanks!
Rich Brown email@example.com
Dartware, LLC http://www.dartware.com
25 S. Main St, PO Box 130 Telephone: 603-643-2268
Hanover, NH 03755-0130 USA Fax: 603-643-2289
MYOB Conversion Assistant
MYOB Makes it Extra Easy for Small Businesses to Convert to AccountEdge
from Macintosh QuickBooks Pro Version 4
New MYOB conversion assistant is a quick 5 step process
March 21, 2001 (Rockaway, NJ) MYOB US, Inc. today announced the
availability of a data file conversion utility to help small businesses
move their old QuickBooks Pro Version 4 Macintosh data files to MYOB's new
state-of-the-art small business accounting and management software, MYOB
AccountEdge. Now QuickBooks users who have been waiting the past 5 years
for an upgrade, or who want to update to newer Macintosh operating systems,
including OS X , have an award-winning accounting product and a simple,
free conversion utility to help them make the move.
The MYOB conversion assistant takes the user through 5 easy steps and will
convert all of their critical business information from QuickBooks to
AccountEdge without missing a beat. The MYOB Conversion Assistant will
convert Jobs, Inventory, Accounts and their balances,...
WestCiv Webware: Free Self-Paced Courses
Wednesday 21st March 2001, Bondi Beach, Australia.
WestCiv Webware announces the launch of their series of free self-paced
courses in standards-based web development, available online in weekly
Standards-based web development, using HTML 4.0 and XHTML, with CSS for
* streamlines the web development process
* future-proofs your projects for all standards-based browsers, platforms
* promotes the development of faster loading pages
* is committed to accessibility and usability
By returning to the site weekly developers will be able to work their way
through the whole course, developing an entire web site in structural,
validating XHTML, and later giving it their own appearance with CSS.
Broader concepts and issues are fully explained for each technique, giving
a solid foundation in the future of web development. Most importantly,
accessibility and usability are emphasized right from the beginning of the...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Automated Solutions Group Announces the Release of ObjectTools v1.5.6
Huntington Beach, CA - March 20, 2001: Automated Solutions Group today
announced the release of ObjectTools v1.5.6 for Macintosh and Windows.
ObjectTools is a 4th Dimension plug-in which provides a set of routines
that allow you to create Objects: a single entity in which you can store
and retrieve any amount of data of differing types. This is similar to what
you can do with 4D BLOBs, but with several important differences:
Rather than using offsets, data is stored into and retrieved from Objects
by name. Whereas BLOBs are the equivalent of ROM -- once written, you
cannot really modify their contents -- Objects are more like RAM. Once
stored, data in Objects can be modified in place, retrieved into 4D
variables, and copied to other Objects. Because Objects are represented by
Longint handles, you can create arrays of Objects.
Bug Fixes in v1.5.6
- Passing an invalid object...
SSEYO's Sounds for Dreamweaver
SSEYO SSOUNDS FOR DREAMWEAVER
SSEYO's Koan Dreamweaver Extension allows easy integration of interactive
audio into the world's leading web design application
Audio enhancement of the world's market-leading web authoring solution just
became easier with the release of SSEYO's Koan(Dreamweaver Extension.
Appealing to both emerging and established developers and designers, the
free extension enables the rapid deployment of interactive audio web
content to achieve professional results without prior experience or
specialised knowledge. What's more, the Koan audio pieces are embedded
directly into the web page as tiny text "vectors" - typically less than two
or three kilobytes for an entire piece of music or sound effect.
Audio content can range from themed backgrounds to interactive elements
that play spot sound effects or musical riffs in response to standard HTML
event handlers or Macromedia Flash FSCommands. In addition, easy control of
the Koan audio engine's powerful programmable...
DataShell for Valentina: Object Relational DB for FutureBASIC^3
DataShell for Valentina Delivers Object Relational DB for FutureBASIC^3 Users
March 19, 2001. MacBrowse is proud to announce the availability of
DataShell 1.1, a driver solution that allows FutureBASIC^3 developers to
use Valentina XCMD, an object-relational, SQL-powered database engine, in
FutureBASIC, from Staz Software (http://www.stazsoftware.com), is an award
winning development environment for the Apple Macintosh, based on the
popular BASIC language. Thanks to DataShell, the wait for a
FutureBASIC-enabled database engine is over. DataShell is very easy to use,
no complex project setup or hard to learn syntax. You will be creating
database applications from scratch in a very short period of time.
"FutureBASIC is a favorite for creating small, extremely fast applications
on the Macintosh platform. However no major database vendor has stepped up
to the plate to provide a database solution that works with FutureBASIC.
DataShell enables FutureBASIC developers to...
Radio UserLand brings powerful Internet publishing to desktop users
New software brings the publishing power of centralized Internet servers to
Windows and Macintosh desktop systems. Microsoft collaboration continues to
deliver results for Web users.
MILLBRAE, Calif., Mar. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- UserLand Software announced the
release of Radio UserLand, software that brings, for the first time, the
power of Web Services and XML to the personal computer desktop.
"Radio is a turning point for the Internet," said Dave Winer, CEO of
UserLand Software. "It provides information distribution power that was
previously centralized on services like Yahoo and eBay. Radio is as
familiar and easy to use as the popular websites, and since the software is
running on the user's desktop, it offers unprecedented performance and
security. Having control of your data means that you can easily switch to
new services, and your data is safe on your computer under your control."
UserLand is working with...
DreamSaver for Mac v1.0.4
Company: Bruce Martin's Illuminator Software
Release Date: March 19, 2001
Cost: $20.00 (USD)
Illuminator Software's News Release
March 19, 2001
Illuminator Software is proud to introduce DreamSaver for Mac - Version
1.0.4. DreamSaver is a Mac Screen Saver that uses Modules produced by
Illuminator Software and other third party vendors, many of which are
DreamSaver comes with 10 Modules for your idle time enjoyment. Included in
the install of DreamSaver are the following Modules:
DreamSaver Module: By By Yenco.com
This is the default DreamSaver Module.
Gradient: By Gigibyte.com.
Watch as your screen is filled with wonderful gradients and changed with a
MacDevSaver: By Illuminator Software
This is a tribute to Macintoshdeveloper.com, a great place for Macintosh
developers to get information.
SC CMD Mod: By John Johnson.
This is a Module...
Onflow Announces 2 Million Active Players Installed
Onflow Corporation Announces 2 Million Active Players Installed
Rich Media company achieves over 500,000 downloads per week
March 15, 2001- San Francisco, CA: Onflow Corporation, a rich media
technology company specializing in broadcast-quality graphic animations in
tiny files sizes, announced that over two million Onflow Players have now
been installed on consumer PCs and Macs. The Player is a micro plug-in that
quickly installs and allows viewers to observe Onflows rich, interactive
graphical content and games on their computers at any connection speed.
"We are very proud to bring a whole new level of interactive experience to
Internet users. Better yet, we do it without huge files that clog servers
and download so slowly, they ruin the experience," says Doug Tuttle,
co-Founder and VP of Engineering at Onflow. "Using Onflow, web sites can
now embrace interactive rich media and be confident that even their
modem-based users will enjoy the experience."
MCE's FireBay External FireWire Docking Unit
March 20, 2001
MCE Announces the FireBay External FireWire Docking Unit for PowerBook
Expansion Bay Devices
Irvine, CA - Mac Components Engineered's PowerBook Products Division (MCE
PowerBook Products, an Apple Developer) today announced the FireBay, an
external FireWire docking unit for PowerBook expansion bay devices. Once
inserted into the MCE FireBay, PowerBook expansion bay devices such as hard
disks, CD/DVD-ROM's, CD-R/RW's, Zip's, etc. can be used externally on any
Mac or PowerBook with a FireWire port. Eligible expansion bay devices are
those designed for the Apple PowerBook (FireWire) and the Apple PowerBook
G3 Series - 1999 (Bronze/Lombard). Release date is set for early May.
"Expansion bay devices are no longer confined to the PowerBook platform,"
said Arnold Ramirez, President of MCE PowerBook Products. "Now PowerBook
owners can more fully realize their investment in expansion bay modules by
the ability to use them as external FireWire devices across machines."
StuffIt Deluxe 6.0.1 Update
ALADDIN SYSTEMS UPDATES FLAGSHIP
COMPRESSION UTILITY, STUFFIT DELUXE 6.0
StuffIt Deluxe 6.0.1 Update Provides Greater File Compression Support and
Macintosh OS X Capability
Watsonville, CA - March 19, 2001 - Providing Macintosh(r) and PC users with
the most robust cross-platform compatible compression solutions, Aladdin
Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc.
(OTC BB: ALHI), today announced the release of StuffIt Deluxe(tm) 6.0.1 - a
new update to Aladdin Systems' award-winning compression utility StuffIt
Deluxe 6.0. With this new update, Macintosh users gain several new
features, including additional support for GnuTar files, symbolic link
support, and improved Microsoft Entourage(tm) "Stuff and Mail" support.
StuffIt Deluxe is the industry standard for file compression. Wherever
there is a need for compressing large files into smaller archives, whether
to fit them on removable media, posting them to a web site, or sending them
via email, StuffIt is...
XTension products are available through DevDepot
(http://www.devdepot.com), mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org, Toll free:
800-MACDEV-1, Outside US/Canada: 805-494-9797, Fax: 805-494-9798.
NUSPECTRA ANNOUNCES NEW SITECAM LITE AND SITECAM 6.0.5 UPDATE
-- New SiteCam Lite is Full-featured SiteCam For Five Video Streams. Free
SiteCam 6.0.5 Update Also Available. --
ALAMEDA, Calif., March 19, 2001 -- NuSpectra Multimedia, Inc. today
announced a new Lite version of SiteCam with all of the SiteCam
functionality for up to five audio and video streams. Now for the first
time, SiteCam, the full-featured audio/video WebCam application that lets
you add live video from your Firewire, PCI or USB camera and broadcast it
through any video-ready Macintosh to anyone on the Internet, is available
in a 5-stream Lite version. Also today NuSpectra posted a free 6.0.5 update
to SiteCam 6.0. Available today, all SiteCam 6.0 users can get the free
6.0.5 update from www.nuspectra.com with several bug fixes, more reliable
video capture and several new AppleScript features.
SiteCam includes a built-in HTTP server, FTP client, and audio/video
encoders in one application that makes serving images...
My Secret 1.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MY SECRET 1.0 RELEASED
My Secret is a text encryption and notepad that uses strong 448 bit
Blowfish or 256 bit Rijndael encryption to secure text messages and private
notes. The application is $10 shareware.
BERLIN, GERMANY - March 19th, 2001 - Shareware author Erich H Rast has
released the first public version of his text encryption tool My Secret.
The Macintosh application acts like a simple multi-document notepad and
encrypts and decrypts private notes and messages using symmetric block
ciphers like 448 bit Blowfish and 256 bit Rijndael, the latter being the
new Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). According to the author, the
utility has been designed with both high security and easy usability in
mind. It's USD $10 shareware.
Some of My Secret's features are:
- full drag & drop support
- support for custom, external encryption plugins written in C/C++
- built-in compression for smaller size and higher security
- secure hashing: chaining of SHA1 and MD5
Text Cleaner 2
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STUDIO 405 ANNOUNCES TEXT CLEANER 2
Takoma Park, MD MARCH 19, 2001--Studio 405, Inc. announced the release of
Text Cleaner 2, the premier text preparation utility for typesetters and
graphic designers, editors, and anyone working with text for print or Web
Text Cleaner was designed to eliminate the need for common
search-and-replace routines to prepare text for print or Web publication.
Correct typesetting marks and input error correction are handled in one
pass. Text Cleaner's unique, easy-to-use and intelligent approach
significantly reduces text manipulation time. New features in this version
include unlimited presets, a speed increase up to 300%, user-defined
cleaning options, custom DropClean applets, importing and exporting of
presets and improved cleaning of QuarkXpress documents.
Text Cleaner feature highlights:
* Cleans text files
* Cleans text on clipboard
* Cleans text within QuarkXpress while retaining style information
* Drag and drop...
March 19, 2001
SCOTTS VALLEY, CALIF. -- Stone Table Software is pleased to announce the
availability of Z-Write 1.2, a free update to their revolutionary
"non-linear" word processor for creative writers.
Z-Write 1.2 adds over forty improvements to the word processor, including
new features such as style sheets for quickly formatting text, HTML
templates which allow HTML export to be completely customized, import and
export of Palm DOC format files, a recent files menu, better word count
statistics, an automatic document backup system, and an autocorrect
dictionary, as well as many smaller innovations and bug fixes.
The user interface of Z-Write has been enhanced in subtle but effective
ways, such as allowing Sections to be dragged from one Z-Write document to
another, style commands have been simplified, and text files can be dropped
onto a document to be immediately imported as new Sections.
The update also adds powerful text utilities such as Indent, Unindent,
Strip HTML, and Remove...
Monica Version 3 Public Beta
Black Diamond Products today announced the release of the first public beta
of version 3 of its popular download manager Monica for Macintosh.
Monica is a queue based file download program for the Mac for downloading
files from the Internet using ftp, Hotline and http protocols.
Monica allows you to easily set up a download queue by dragging and
dropping or cutting and pasting file URLs. Having placed some files in the
queue, you may manually start each download at a time convenient to you, or
allow Monica to start downloading automatically. In automatic mode, once a
file is received Monica will start the next one. If the server times you
out or if the download is incomplete, Monica will restart the download and
do her best to resume from where the download left off, while you can go
off to more pleasant occupations.
Monica achieves exceptional download throughput by utilising queue
technology, optimised processing of Internet protocols, and by extensive
use of transfer resumption...
Nisus Email 1.5
Nisus(R) Software, Inc. Releases Nisus Email 1.5.
SOLANA BEACH, Calif., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Nisus Software, Inc. today
announces the release of an upgrade to its critically acclaimed unique
email client, Nisus Email 1.5, available for the Macintosh operating
system. This update introduces a very fast Find along with numerous other
enhancements. This release is a free upgrade for those who own any previous
version of Nisus Email. The cost to new users is $29.95, and is available
as a download at our web site:
A fully functional 14 day demo version is also available at the above URL.
According to Nisus Software President and CEO Jerzy Lewak, "This free
upgrade adds to Nisus Email many enhancements which our users have
requested, rounding out the already established unique innovative ways of
sending and receiving emails."
Reviewers such as Nick DePlume of Thinksecret.com says of Nisus Email,
"Once you drag and drop,...
Server Sentinel 2.0.3
Intelli Innovations is pleased to announce Server Sentinel 2.0.3, an update
to our server management and downtime notification software. This update
includes the following enhancements:
* Enhanced POP3 and IMAP server checking - now quits properly to avoid
server log errors.
* Fixed glitch where clicking the menu bar could dismiss the frontmost
* Remove port 0 from the Internet port database - port 0 shouldn't be used
for any server.
* Added several requested adjustments requested by registered users.
Home Page: http://www.intellisw.com/
Server Sentinel: http://www.intellisw.com/sentinel/
Direct Download: http://www.intellisw.com/downloads/sentinel.bin
Release notes available at (www.intellisw.com/support/releasenotes.html)
Intelli Innovations, Inc.
Sales and Support Team
OneApp Clean Text 1.2.2
OneApp Software has released new version of 'OneApp Clean Text'.
OneApp Software has released version 1.2.2 of OneApp Clean Text. 'OneApp
Clean Text' is a 15$ shareware tool that eliminates all text formatting,
removes empty lines, multiple spaces, tab characters, fixes paragraphs etc.
OneApp Clean Text has the ability to apply changes to all the document or
to only selected parts of it. Among the enhancements made in this release
there are some user interface improvements.
Sony and Connectix Announce Agreement
Sony Computer Entertainment and Connectix Corporation
Announce Joint Technology Agreement
March 14, 2001 (Foster City, CA) -- Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) and
Connectix Corporation announced a joint technology agreement today. The
companies will proceed to define a series of development initiatives in the
area of advanced emulation solutions.
"We look forward to significant advances in emulation technology as a
result of our cooperation with Connectix, who owns excellent technology in
this field", stated Shinichi Okamoto, Senior Vice President of Research and
Development for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
"Our new agreement with SCE gives us the resources to move rapidly into a
wide range of exciting new applications for our core emulation and virtual
machine technologies", said Roy McDonald, President of Connectix. "We
believe that this collaboration can lead to improved development tools,
innovative consumer products and productive enterprise solutions."
As part of the...
Marathon Computer's JukeJoint
For Immediate Release
Marathon Computer's JukeJoint gives your data discs a place to go in style.
NASHVILLE, TN - March 14, 2001 -- Marathon Computer, Inc., introduces the
JukeJoint, a rackmount created exclusively for the PowerFile C200 DVD/CD
Marathon's JukeJoint is a cunning companion for the PowerFile C200 DVD/CD
Jukebox. Its tough construction and lean design lets you fill your Jukebox
to maximum capacity and then rackmount it in just 5U of rack space.
Long-time customer William Covert of MedConcepts, Inc. states, "While I was
immediately impressed with the Jukebox's ability to store and share up to
200 discs over a network, I couldn't find a way to integrate the machine
into my workstation. I was elated to discover the JukeJoint. Within a
barely noticeable framework, it ably supports one my biggest peripherals."
JukeJoint features include:
-Custom fit for your PowerFile C200 DVD/CD Jukebox
-5RU tall x 17" deep for standard 19" rack
oAzium Events for FileMaker
MAKE IT HAPPEN! - WAVES IN MOTION ANNOUNCES OAZIUM EVENTS FOR FILEMAKER PRO
Point and Click Your Way to Automatic Script Scheduling and Control
PHOENIX. March 7, 2001. Ever wish you could run a script whenever a field
is modified within FileMaker Pro database? Start that two hour summary
report two hours before you arrive in the morning? Or let FileMaker Pro run
that cleanup script while you get your work done?
Announcing oAzium Events*, the FileMaker Pro database plug-in that adds
reliable script scheduling and control to your solutions.
Based on our popular Script Scheduler, oAzium Events has been redesigned
from the ground up with speed, reliability and flexibility in mind. And
it's easier to use than ever: manage multiple schedules of any type with no
scripting at all. Just open the Events Manager database and point-and-click
your way to automation. You can even customize the Events Manager any way
With oAzium Events, you can trigger FileMaker Pro scripts...
ConceptDraw Server 1.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CS-ODESSA ANNOUNCES CONCEPTDRAW SERVER 1.0
The powerful software for publishing ConceptDraw documents on the Web.
ODESSA, UKRAINE - March 15th, 2001 - Computer Systems Odessa Corp., the
developer of business applications and gaming software, announced the
release of ConceptDraw Server, version 1.0 at the price of $1199.
ConceptDraw Server is an application that automatically converts
ConceptDraw documents into HTML pages, allowing to view them with a regular
Internet browser, through the corporate Intranet or Internet.
ConceptDraw Server is targeted to the people and organizations which use
ConceptDraw to create diagrams and drawings, which should be then displayed
on a Web site, or viewed by colleagues via Intranet. When a user attempts
to view such document with a browser, the Server converts the document to
HTML on the fly. There is no more need to manually export a drawing to HTML
code any time when changes are made in the ConceptDraw document. Files can
Vicomsoft's Internet Gateway and SurfDoubler 6.8.3
A new maintenance release 6.8.3 of Vicomsoft's Internet Gateway and
SurfDoubler solutions are now available.
The Auto-setup facility for both the Internet Gateway and SurfDoubler have
been improved with this release to accommodate more unique types of
configuration. In addition, the FREE TRIAL versions of these Vicomsoft
products are now equipped to handle more effectively a wider range of
This latest release adds to Vicomsoft's confidence that it can offer the
ideal solution to any user -- home, business or enterprise.
FREE Updates to the latest 6.8.3 versions of Internet Gateway and
SurfDoubler are available to users of 6.7 and 6.8 - find the latest version
a BVRP group company
VOODOO Server - Mac OS X Version Available
PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Subject: VOODOO Server - Version Control for CodeWarriors -
Mac OS X Version Available!
Hagenberg, March-14-2001, UNI SOFTWARE PLUS announced the availability of a
public beta version of their flagship version control tool VOODOO Server
for Mac OS X.
VOODOO Server features a modern client/server architecture that benefits of
the stability and performance Mac OS X. The CodeWarrior plug-in offers a
user-friendly version control solution that lets you keep track of all your
files without having to deal with additional complexity and bureaucracy,
all from inside the CodeWarrior IDE in an easy-to-use Mac-like style.
"We are impressed with the advancements Apple is making with its new
operating system and are happy to contribute to make this platform the
developer's paradise. VOODOO Server is the only version control tool
designed specifically for the Mac," said Christoph Reichenberger, VODOOO
product manager. "With the release of this public beta...
Final Cut Pro 2
Apple Introduces Final Cut Pro 2 with Real-Time Editing and Breakthrough G4
CUPERTINO, California -- March 14, 2001-- Apple today introduced Final Cut
Pro 2, the next generation of its award-winning video editing, compositing
and special effects software. Final Cut Pro 2 is a powerful, all-in-one
editing solution, featuring real-time editing, breakthrough Power Mac G4
performance and a scalable architecture that allows users to output content
into any video format.
"Final Cut Pro 2, running on our blazingly fast Power Mac G4 or PowerBook
G4, offers the specialized features and robust editing workflow sought
after by video professionals, without the expensive price tags," said David
Moody, Apple's senior director of Applications Marketing. "Final Cut Pro's
innovative, extensible real-time architecture gives editors what they need
most(time to be more creative and productive."
With Final Cut Pro 2, real-time editing and compositing functions are
seamlessly integrated into...
Thursby Software Systems announces DAVE 2.5.2
March 14, 2001, Arlington, Texas. Thursby Software Systems has released the
newest version of its popular DAVE software. This new version works with
Mac OS 7.6.1- 9.1 and features several product enhancements, which make
DAVE more intuitive and easier for the user. "Probably the most prominent
new feature is the addition of Keychain support" says Thursby Vice
President of Engineering, Paul Nelson. "This means that a user can type in
one password and DAVE will allow you to log on to several servers without
reentering the password again. Our users have told us that is an important
feature and one they would appreciate."
Other 2.5.2 enhancements include: a full-blown, easy to use, setup
assistant, improved DHCP handling, a special feature that allows virtually
automatic setup on corporate networks and a new installer feature designed
to better support non-English systems.
Of course, DAVE 2.5.2 has the advantages users have come to expect from...
webSavant Guide for Newbies
New Training Software from webSavant Brings Web Design to Beginners
Lisle, IL, March 14, 2001 -- Savant Interactive, Inc. today announced the
official public release of webSavant Guide for Newbies, a training program
that steps newcomers to the World Wide Web through the basics of quality
Web site design. Priced at $39.95, the 2 CD set provides a convenient and
affordable solution to Windows and Macintosh computer users who wants to
create their own Web site for personal or small business use.
Guide for Newbies demonstrates the process of designing Web sites through
the use of QuickTime movies of the instructor's desktop. All screen
activity and easy to follow narration is recorded onto CD-ROM, so users see
and hear exactly how to use various software programs to build their Web
"The combination of the audio and visual experience involves people in a
far greater way than traditional means of learning and increases retention
of the material," says Eric Youngquist, President of...
SnapTalk: Macintosh LAN Chat Software
Glass Bead Software Releases SnapTalk, Macintosh LAN Chat Software
For Immediate Release
Newtown, Connecticut, March 13, 2001
Today Glass Bead Software announced the release of SnapTalk, its new
Macintosh LAN chat shareware. SnapTalk is available for download at
About Snap Talk: SnapTalk provides instant Macintosh LAN chat. SnapTalk
installs in less than a minute and requires no administration,
configuration or, server. Features include multi-person chat, a pop-up talk
request window with single-click buttons for instant replies, out-load
message reading, and more. SnapTalk is distributed using the shareware
model and is priced at $25 for a 5-user license, $39 for a 10-user license
and $99 for an unlimited user license. SnapTalk is a lightweight
application: it requires only 750K of RAM and runs on all Mac OS Systems
from 7.5 to OS X.
About Glass Bead Software: Glass Bead Software, founded in 1990, is
dedicated to making the best Macintosh software for...
Troi Activator Plug-in 1.2 for FileMaker Pro 5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Troi Automatisering releases Activator Plug-in 1.2 for FileMaker 5
New Plug-in lets you trigger FileMaker scripts on a different computer!
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, March 13th, 2001-- Troi
Automatisering today announced the availability of Troi Activator Plug-in
1.2, for FileMaker 5 both on Mac OS and Windows.
What is the Activator Plug-in?
The Activator is a very powerful tool for triggering scripts across the
network, even over the Internet.
All from within FileMaker you can:
- trigger a FileMaker script on a different client computer
- trigger a FileMaker script over the Internet
- use the built in security to prevent unauthorized triggering
- send a number (e.g. a record ID) and a long text with the trigger
- start and stop listening for remote trigger messages with one script step
Apart from remote triggering you can also trigger scripts on the same computer:
- trigger a script on a specified date and time
- schedule events which trigger any...
PageSentry 4.0 For Mac OS X
Maxum Development Announces PageSentry For Mac OS X
March 13, 2001. Just two months after Maxum Development Corp. released the
last major revision of PageSentry, version 3.0, Maxum today announced
another major upgrade to their complete Internet server monitoring solution.
"PageSentry is all about reliability, and Apple's OS X provides us with an
incredibly reliable and robust platform to start with," said Maxum's
President, John O'Fallon. "The imminent release of OS X has prompted us to
not only port PageSentry to OS X, but to make PageSentry both easier to get
started with for small developers and more powerful and scalable for large
The update, which will run natively under OS X (while remaining compatible
with Classic Mac OS), will offer new reporting features to help network
administrators gauge server reliability, detect chronic problems, and
monitor quality of service. Additional changes are being made under the
surface, making PageSentry's test management much...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fourth World Releases WebMerge 1.5
New Preview Version Offers More Options for Pubishing Databases on the Web
LOS ANGELES, California - 12 March, 2001 Fourth World today released
WebMerge 1.5, a tool for Mac OS and Windows which generates static Web
pages from database files. The new version offers workflow automation
options, better HTML generation, support for tab-delimited export formats,
Apple event support, and other enhancements.
WebMerge 1.5 can work with any database that exports in Merge or
tab-delimited format, including FileMaker Pro and Microsoft Access. The
user creates a template HTML page with simple place holder tags, and
WebMerge creates a new HTML page from the data in each record of the
exported Merge file. WebMerge can also create an index page with links to
each of the generated pages. Generated pages can be hosted on any Web
server without the need for a specialized database hosting solution.
"We've been listening to the requests that have...