Morgan Kaufmann Releases new Mac OS X Developer/QuickTime Books
NEW MAC OS X DEVELOPER AND QUICKTIME BOOKS
-- Morgan Kaufmann publishes new books
San Francisco, CA / October 2001 -- Morgan Kaufmann Publishers is pleased
to announce the release of two new and exciting books: Mac OS X Developers
Guide, which will allow developers a painless transition to Mac OS X; and
the highly-anticipated second edition of QuickTime for the Web For Windows
and Macintosh, written not only for Webmasters and multimedia authors, but
also for any beginner who wants to how to integrate video, recorded sound,
Flash animation, virtual reality, MIDI, text, still images, games, and user
interactivity into a website.
These titles are immediately available through DevDepot, the source for the
widest selection of Macintosh technical and developer tools, toys, and
references. By special arrangement, DevDepot is offering each of these
books at 1/3 off (only through November 16th). To get these special prices
simply use the special coupon code MK6101 during the checkout process...
MySQLConnect for 4D 1.0.2
MySQLConnect for 4D 1.0.2 is available
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
4ee4, Developer Tools ( http://www.4ee4.com ) announces the release of
MySQLConnect for 4D 1.0.2
Paris, France - October 25th, 2001: 4ee4, today announced the release of
updated version of MySQLConnect for 4D 1.0.2 (MacOS & Windows).
MySQLConnect for 4D is a 4th Dimension plugin which provides connection
routines between 4th Dimension-4D Server-4D Runtime-4D Runtime Classic- 4D
Engine applications and MySQL Database Servers.
WHAT'S NEW IN 1.0.2 ?
- A few bugs fixed
- MySQL_Execute & MySQL_Select take now a TEXT type 2nd parameter to
provide very long queries.
- Updated documentation
WHAT'S MYSQL ?
MySQL is a very popular open source RDBMS that comes with 70% of web
hosting plans over the world. MySQL runs on several systems like Linux,
FreeBSD, Windows NT/2000, Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server and more. MySQL is
mainly used with Apache/PHP to build dynamic web sites for eBusiness
For more information about...
UsableNet Section 508 accessibility and usability testing service now
available on Industry leading web sites.
Macromedia and Webable are first to offer this 5-page Section 508
accessibility testing service via their web sites.
October, 2001 (New York, NY) - UsableNet, provider of usability and
accessibility testing solutions for websites, announces the availability of
their ASP technology allowing partners to offer free web accessibility
testing for Section 508 guidelines. This service quickly allows web
designers and webmasters to test their web site and receive a report
identifying accessibility and compliance issues. This free report, already
available on http://www.usablenet.com, has been used to test over 1 million
pages in the past year and is the only free product to test for Section 508
compliance available worldwide .
Macromedia, which creates the market-leading Dreamweaver and Macromedia
Flash Web authoring products, uses this service as part of its
INTELLI INNOVATIONS PREVIEWS PROSQL DATABASE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Database Management And Reporting Software Now Available For Public Preview
RALEIGH, NC - October 25th, 2001 - Intelli Innovations, Inc., developers of
innovative business and Internet tools for the Macintosh platform, is
pleased to announce the first preview release of ProSQL, its new database
management and reporting software for the Macintosh platform.
ProSQL offers users the ability to directly access the tables and data in
their database, display and search that information, and generate reports
without requiring any knowledge of SQL query syntax or database engines.
Advanced users can utilize standard SQL syntax to perform queries from
within the 'SQL Console'. Furthermore, data can also be stored and
retrieved locally using ProSQL's integrated single-user database engine.
ProSQL 1.0 Preview 1 includes the following functionality: *
* Connects directly to mySQL and OpenBase database servers
* Browses tables,...
IntelliMerge 1.2.8 for Mac OS X 10.1
Intelli Innovations, Inc. is pleased to announce IntelliMerge 1.2.8, the
latest version of our popular e-mail merge software for the Mac.
This update brings Mac OS X 10.1 support to the application, and makes
additional cosmetic changes for an optimal Aqua user experience.
Home Page: http://www.intellisw.com/intellimerge/
Thanks very much for your time.
Intelli Innovations, Inc.
iShell Version 2.5, iShell Developer Conference
For Immediate Release
Tribeworks Releases Internet Out-of-Browser with iShell Version 2.5 4th
Annual iShell Developer Conference Announced
SAN FRANCISCO - October 24, 2001 - Tribeworks(r) (TRWX), creators of the
industry's most productive tool for building interactive, rich-media
applications, today announced the immediate availability of iShell(r) 2.5.
In addition, Tribeworks announced today that it will host its annual
iShell Developer Conference January 11-12, 2002 in San Francisco.
New Features Added to iShell 2.5
"The enhancements in iShell 2.5 further the tool's ability for
Internet-related projects and give developers more control over their end
users' experience," said Frank Migliorelli, Interactive Design Director at
Edwin Schlossberg, Inc., and Adjunct Professor, Interactive
Telecommunications Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York
University. "The iShell solution is by far the most elegant and flexible
way to dynamically combine and control digital media. I...
24U Prefs&Globals Plug-In 1.0
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, October 24, 2001
Prague, the Czech Republic
Next week, 24U s.r.o. is going to release a new 24U Prefs&Globals Plug-In
1.0 for FileMaker Pro for Mac OS, Mac OS X and Windows.
With 24U Prefs&Globals Plug-In 1.0, FileMaker Pro user gains an ability to
use application-wide global variables and persistent preferences.
This year it is fourth 24U cross-platform plug-in you can use on all
platforms where FileMaker Pro can be used.
Basic information about the on-coming plug-in can be found at the following
More information will be available next week.
Since 2000, 24U s.r.o. has been committed to software development,
modifications and distribution, creating custom software solutions, and
providing trainings and consultations for Mac and Windows OS users.
We offer solutions for people, not for computers.
Robert Pikous, PR manager
Mac Tcl/Tk 8.3.4 Binary Release
Macintosh Tcl/Tk 8.3.4 Binary Release Announcement
Oct 24, 2001
The Tcl maintainers are pleased to announce the availability of Macintosh
binaries for the 8.3.4 releases of the Tcl scripting language and the Tk
toolkit. This is the fourth patch release of Tcl/Tk 8.3. More details can
be found below.
An installer appropriate for most Mac users is available for direct
For Tcl developers, a more complete installer containing additional
binaries, CodeWarrior projects and complete sources is available at
For more information, please visit
* the Tcl Developer Xchange Tcl/Tk 8.3.4 information page
* the Tcl project page on SourceForge
* the SourceForge Tcl Foundry
* the Tcl Developer Xchange:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fourth World Releases WebMerge 1.8
LOS ANGELES, California - 24 October, 2001 Fourth World today released
WebMerge 1.8, a tool for Mac OS and Windows that generates static Web pages
from database files. The new version supports new tags for even greater
flexibility for page layout, portable file format for its automatable
settings files across platforms, completely revised documentation now in
HTML format, and even faster performance.
WebMerge 1.8 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 were thrilled to see MacWorld give us a four-...
Totally Hip Software Releases LiveSlideShow 2.0 for Macintosh and Windows
LiveSlideShow now offers Themes and Background Sound Tracks with Kodak
Picture Friendly Certification
Vancouver, British Columbia - October 24, 2001 - Totally Hip Software
announces the release of LiveSlideShow 2.0 for Macintosh Classic, OS X, and
"Totally Hip Software is pleased to be releasing LiveSlideShow 2.0 with a
host of powerful new features that will enable consumers to easily
transform their digital photos into dazzling, and professional looking
presentations. It also happens to be the most fun application we have ever
seen for digital photography", said David Gratton, Vice President of
Marketing and Sales for Totally Hip Software.
The LiveSlideShow product allows consumers to easily add professional
transitions and dazzling effects to bring their digital pictures to life.
Customers can add their own voiceovers, sound effects, and interactive
elements to create the ideal presentation...
TimeSlice from Casady & Greene
TimeSlice, an easy-to-use time-tracking and billing application for Mac OS
8.6-10.x users and Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, Me and XP users, has been
added to the award-winning product line of Casady & Greene!
Don't lose another billable hour
TimeSlice is useful for consultants, attorneys, graphic and web designers,
and anyone who bills for time, or needs a simple solution for keeping track
of time events.
Track all billable hours
TimeSlice helps to keep you on budget--you won't lose another billable
minute! No more guessing the seconds, minutes or hours; no more hash marks
on pieces of paper to track the time spent on clients or projects. Best of
all, you can generate a professional report or invoice for that important
project or client.
Start tracking time easily with TimeSlice--just click a button to start
recording time, and click again to stop. Each time record contains:
* Date and start/stop time values
* Client, category, project, expense and hourly rate information
Waves in Motion Releases Visualizer 1.0 for FileMaker Pro
[PR] Waves in Motion Releases Visualizer 1.0 for FileMaker Pro=81
Entity relationship (ER) diagramming tool charts new territory
October 23, 2001 -- Phoenix, AZ -- Waves in Motion today announced
Visualizer 1.0, an entity relationship (ER) diagramming tool for FileMaker
Pro. From prototyping to documenting, Visualizer adds a new dimension to
the development process.
"Visualizer is the first tool of its kind," said Barney Lawn, President of
Core Solutions, a FileMaker Pro consulting and training firm in Toronto,
Canada. "Imagine automatically creating an ER diagram based on an existing
FileMaker Pro database structure. Now imagine creating a new structure on
the fly and instantly creating a colorful and visual representation of your
prototype. That's Visualizer."
Visualizer allows developers to choose which fields are displayed,
including table view, show key fields and show all fields. Assign custom
colors and see a visual map of the selected fields...
eVe 3 Professional: visual search for video as well as images
eVe 3 Professional delivers visual search for video as well as images
eVision has released a evaluation version of the new eVe 3 Professional
Visual Search toolkit for Mac OS X Java developers. Key to this release is
support for visual search of digital video. eVe lets you locate rich media
content using visual similarity rather than just names, keywords or
metadata. This simplifies the search process and enables companies to
manage and use visual assets more intuitively and effectively.
Visual search is becoming an important tool for asset management,
e-commerce and vertical markets. The volume of digital photographs and
digital video is growing at an unprecedented rate and search technologies
that rely only on keywords and text descriptions are limited in their
effectiveness. If an image or video contains a symbol, object, face or
color that isn't referenced by a keyword, you will never find it without
manually reviewing every piece of content.
eVe is a professional-quality,...
PandaWare TimeCache 4.1.3
For immediate release:
THE PANDAWARE COMPANY UPDATES TIMECACHE TO VERSION 4.1.3
Macintosh time and expense tracking application receives new feature and
bug fixes. Trial version available at (http://www.pandaware.com/).
The PandaWare Company has released a free maintenance update to TimeCache,
its popular time and expense tracking application for Macintosh users who
bill clients for project work.
PandaWare(r) TimeCache(tm) 4.1.3 fixes a problem with improper type
rendering in Mac OS X 10.1 and a cosmetic bug, and improves print previews.
TimeCache 4.1.3 runs on Power Macintosh (PPC) machines, under Mac OS 8.0 or
higher. TimeCache X 4.1 for use with Mac OS X is also available.
Fully feature-enabled trial versions of TimeCache 4.1.3 are available for
download at The PandaWare Company's web site: (http://www.pandaware.com/).
Users of the trial version can save up to 20 days' worth of data. For
unlimited use, a registration key is provided with the purchase of a
license for US$40.00 per...
ASG Palm Synchronization Plug-In for 4th Dimension
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Automated Solutions Group announces the release of PalmStation/PalmServer
Palm Synchronization Plug-In for 4th Dimension
4D Summit Conference, Orlando, FL - October 23, 2001: Automated Solutions
Group today announced the release of PalmStation/PalmServer, a 4th
Dimension plug-in and palm conduit package that provides bi-directional
synchronization between 4D and PalmOS based handheld devices.
About PalmStation and PalmServer
PalmStation is designed to allow single user applications the ability to
synchronize with PalmOS based devices (such as Palm Pilot and Visors),
utilizing special conduits to communicate with the following PalmOS
- Address Book
- ToDo List
PalmServer provides the ability to synchronize from any desktop, providing
directly communication to applications running on 4D Server. When using
PalmServer, you are not required to be connected to the database (via 4D...
DAVE 3.1 public beta
For Immediate Release:
Thursby Software Systems offers public beta of DAVE 3.1
October 22, 2001, Arlington, Texas. Thursby Software Systems announces the
public beta test of the newest version of its popular DAVE software. This
new version, DAVE 3.1, works with Mac OS X version 10.1 as well as Mac OS
"Probably the biggest change our OS X customers will notice is the addition
of support for inkjet printing." Said Warren Witt, vice president of
Thursby Software Systems. "That's something our market has been asking for.
Of course, OS 9 customers will appreciate new features as well. For both
operating systems, we now support files of more than two gigabytes and file
names longer than 31 characters."
DAVE 3.1 is scheduled for release early in November. It will be offered as
a free upgrade for customers currently using DAVE 2.5.2 and for those who
have a support contract. Customers using older versions of DAVE can get the
upgrade for $89.95 US. The retail price of DAVE 3.1 will be...
Wireless MP3 Server for MacOS
For immediate release
Sensate Inc. Announces Wireless MP3 Server for MacOS.
Serve, manage, and stream MP3s to networked consumer devices, including
PCs, stereos, car audio systems, headphones, and cell phones from Apple
Calgary AB, and San Jose CA, October 22, 2001, - Sensate Inc. is pleased to
announce 2nR-Musiker=81, a wireless MP3 server and client compatible with
MacOS=81. 2nR-Musiker lets consumers download, upload, and stream MP3 music
to wireless and wired network devices running Windows=81, PocketPC=81 (WinCE
3.0), and now MacOS. 2nR-Musiker supports popular existing wired IP
networks, and wireless networks that are based on the HomeRF, IrDA,
Bluetooth, or 802.11b, such as Apple's Airport=81.
"2nR-Musiker turns the popular iMac and iBook into an MP3 server that
connects to most laptops, PDAs, and consumer devices in a seamless and
transparent manner that consumers find very easy to use. The in-demand next
generation consumer entertainment application for the home...
Startup Doubler 2.6.1
October 22, 2001: Startup Doubler 2.6.1 is now available for downloading
Startup Doubler can make your Mac startup faster, closer to the maximum
speed allowed by the hardware. Startup Doubler's software acceleration
streamlines loading of Extensions, Control Panels, Startup Items and the
Finder to improve startup times.
Startup Doubler is most useful for pre-G4 Macs, where startup can be made
10% to 50% faster. Fast disks in new high-end Macs can't be accelerated
much, but the free trial offer lets you find out what effect Startup
Doubler can have on your exact setup.
Version 2.6.1 is a maintenance release adding support for Mac OS 9.2.1.
Startup Doubler runs on Mac OS 7.0 through 9.2.1. You may download and
try Startup Doubler for 15 days, at no charge. If you decide to keep it,
please register your copy. A single license costs $20, site licenses are
also available. Upgrades are free to registered users.
You may download Startup Doubler or get more info from...
CPLAT 3.6 Released
ksoft is pleased to announce the latest version of CPLAT (version 3.6), a
low-cost cross-platform framework for MacOS, Linux and Windows development.
This version features the following major new features: Updated to work
with Metrowerks Pro7 and Apple OSX 10.1, including the new Project Builder
with the 10.1 update.
There are now trial versions available for Microsoft Visual C++, Project
Builder and Pro7.
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 including, menus, icons,
pictures, cursors, patterns, windows, alerts, dialogs, strings. You can
Intelli Innovations Open-Sources REAL Control Strip
INTELLI INNOVATIONS RELEASES REAL CONTROL STRIP 1.1 TO OPEN SOURCE COMMUNITY
Final Product Release Includes Complete Source Code For Popular REALbasic
Control Strip Module Development Toolkit
RALEIGH, NC - September 19th, 2001 - Intelli Innovations, Inc., developers
of innovative business and Internet tools for the Macintosh platform, today
announced the last version release of REAL Control Strip, version 1.1. REAL
Control Strip allows software developers to create dynamic control strip
modules for their applications without any coding.
REAL Control Strip is now available free-of-charge for inclusion with any
application (commercial or non-commercial). Additionally, the complete
source code is now bundled with the software for public use and
modification. REAL Control Strip is most useful for REALbasic users,
however, the Apple event-driven framework is potentially helpful for
developers using other environments.
For additional product information and downloads, see
)PRESS RELEASE - TopCalculette and TopCalculette Pro 3.2
TopCalculette and TopCalculette Pro 3.2. are available.
This new version runs on both MacOS 9.2 and MacOS X v10.1.
It offers new units and currencies, new rate margins keys as
well as a functioning improved on Mac OS X.
Link : www.rubensoft.com
)About TopCalculette Pro :
TopCalculette is a very handy and useful calculator, equipped
with all the functions that a Mac user has the right to expect:
paper tape, drag&drop, quick keys to calculate rates, percentages
or margins, a keypad with 12 customizable keys, an integrated
converter including 148 units and 49 currencies, currencies
updated via the Internet, accounting mode...
TopCalculette's appearance uses skins well-matched to the current
Macs, which can be personalized by the user.
In some years, TopCalculette has emerged as a standard of the Mac,
that the PC users often envy us. Since July, TopCalculette has been
chosen by Apple to be integrated in all the iMacs sold in...
Smart Scroll 3.7.2
October 18, 2001: Smart Scroll 3.7.2 is now available for downloading from
Smart Scroll allows setting a comfortable Scrolling Speed in all situations
and for all Mac models. Users of fast G3 and G4 Macs may now select text
past the edge of a window before it speeds by, as well as navigate long
menus with ease!
And while Apple's "Smart Scrolling" concerns mostly the Finder, the
original Smart Scroll brings Proportional Thumbs and Live Scrolling to
applications such as Netscape, Emailer, AppleWorks, Word, and most system
add-ons such as control panels.
Version 3.7.1 is a maintenance release adding support for Mac OS 9.2.1.
Smart Scroll runs on Mac OS 9.2.1 and previous versions (going back to
System 7.0). You may download and try Smart Scroll for 15 days, at no
charge. If you decide to keep it, please register your copy. A single
license costs $12, site licenses are also available. Upgrades are free to
You may download Smart Scroll or get more info...
FOR RELEASE ON OCTOBER 18, 2001
NETSHRED 2.0 RELEASED
Vancouver, Canada, October 18, 2001 - The Mireth Technology Corporation has
released version 2.0 of the NetShred - the internet privacy utility.
NetShred is a software utility that securely deletes files you created when
using the internet. Each time it is run, NetShred shreds web browser cache,
browser history files and email trash. It supports several web browsers and
email applications, and can be run either manually or automatically (when
you quit from your browser or email application, or when you shutdown your
computer.) NetShred also supports Netscape profiles and will find cache
files that are not in the default location.
Version 2.0 provides support for Eudora 5.0 and a new setup application
which provides an improved configuration interface.
NetShred is available in English for Macintosh.
For more information please see: http://www.mireth.com/NS.html
ABOUT THE MIRETH TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
Located in beautiful Vancouver,...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PINEHILL PRODUCTS RELEASES CREATIVEPAGE 2.9 - POWERFUL WEB SITE DESIGN SOFTWARE
Rochester, NY ? October 17th, 2001 ? PineHill Products releases
CreativePage 2.9, a free upgrade to previous users that adds new features
and fixes issues with previous versions.
CreativePage 2.9 is a professional web site design suite for the Macintosh,
fitting anybody's need to create a professional, high end web site using
HTML. If you do not know HTML, do not worry, since CreativePage handles
HTML easily enough for anybody to read and understand, while professional
enough to fit the high business demands of today.
With CreativePage, you can be creating a professional web site in minutes
with all of the built in assistants, formatting tools, and other features.
Even with the high demands of today, CreativePage is definitely the tool of
choice for anyone dealing with HTML or web site authoring. Plus, at only
$25, no one can live without it!
Key Features of...
Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 6.5
Update Adds CSS Markup Tools, More Grep Power, Unix Scripting
Integration, Authenticated Saves, and More
Bedford, MA -- October 17, 2001 -- Bare Bones Software today announced the
release and immediate availability of version 6.5 of BBEdit (tm), the
premier HTML and text editor for the Macintosh.
"In this world of pervasive Web content, BBEdit's power and flexibility
continue to help you keep abreast of evolving needs and standards," said
Rich Siegel, the founder, president and CEO of Bare Bones Software. "At the
same time, under Mac OS X, this new version of BBEdit blends the best of
the Mac user experience with more tightly coupled access to a rich
environment of Unix tools and services."
BBEdit 6.5 introduces a host of new features, including markup and syntax
coloring support for Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), integration with Mac OS
X's Unix command-line scripting systems, an all-new grep engine with
Pooch: "Plug and Play" Parallel Computing and Cluster...
--For immediate release--
First Major Update to Pooch Now Shipping
"Plug and Play" Parallel Computing and Cluster Management Software Gets a Boost
Huntington Beach, California, USA - October 17, 2001 - Dauger Research,
Inc., today announced the availability of version 1.1 of Pooch, the
Parallel OperatiOn and Control Heuristic application. The latest update
introduces its implementation of the AppleScript interface with a host of
new features. In addition, Pooch is fully operational and fully supported
on Mac OS X 10.1.
The announcement arrives following the presentation of a major industry
award to Pooch. On October 10 at the IEEE Cluster 2001 Conference, Pooch
was awarded the "Best Commercial Exhibit - Software" prize "for most
innnovative commercial software product" exhibited at that international,
leading-edge, and authoritative conference on cluster computing.
Pooch is designed to combine powerful, numerically-intensive
parallel-computing clusters with the famed ease-of-use of...
TechnoWarehouse Offers Newer Technology Macintosh Products
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Company Offers Newer Technology Macintosh Products Online
TechnoWarehouse founded by two former Newer Technology managers
WICHITA, Kan -10/17/01-Macintosh customers now have a new outlet for upgrade
products - TechnoWarehouse of Wichita, Kansas. Two former Newer Technology
managers founded the company to sell Newer Technology products, providing
sales and customer support through its online store.
TechnoWarehouse provides Newer Technology upgrade products including:
MAXpowr G4 & G3 processor upgrades; NUpowr G3 processor upgrades for
PowerBooks; USB peripherals including hubs and floppy drives; FireWire 2 Go
(PC Card FireWire for PowerBooks) as well as docking stations for
PowerBooks. TechnoWarehouse also has all the latest product drivers and
other support software offered by Newer Technology. All products are
factory certified and tested and all come with a "No DOA" guarantee as well
as a 30-day warranty.
Customer support is available via the website as...
[For immediate release]
October 17, 2001--Blue Line Studios today released version 3 of their web
content optimizer "WebsiteCompressor".
Fixes and additional features:
- Drag&Drop full support: entire folder drops on main window will now be
- Image compression oddity when running in 8-bit monitor mode has been
- Drops under OS X Classic environment will no longer freeze the OS.
This update is free to registered users.
WebsiteCompressor is a tool to streamline HTML code generated by
WYSIWYG-HTML editor applications. Most of them add lots of characters to
format or comment HTML code they generate. These unnecessary data, although
ignored by the browser applications, has still to be transferred between
servers. WebsiteCompressor will analyze the code and carefully remove
The app also features image converting/recompressing capabilities,
including batch converting of image...
FireAPI version 2.0
Updated Version 2.0 for FireAPI Professional IEEE-1394 Development Toolkit
is now available for download!
Unibrain is proud to announce that FireAPI 2.0 and ubCore 2.0 are now
available for download. These updated Windows versions adds a host of new
features, and also resolve some important issues from the previous version
If you are a customer and have an active support contract, please visit the
following URL to download FireAPI 2.0 and ubCore 2.0 software:
If your support contract has expired please e-mail us at
email@example.com to request a new contract.
Here are a few highlights of FireAPI 2.0:
- Supports OHCI 1394 host controllers.
- Supports multiple host controllers under Win2000, Win9x and WinME. (This
feature was already supported under WinNT 4).
- Fixed isochronous receive and bus reset problems on multi CPU systems.
- Fixed isochronous transmit cancel.
- FireCommander recognizes OHCI 1394 host controllers.
Blue World Deluxe Subscription Support
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2001
BLUE WORLD ANNOUNCES ENHANCED SUPPORT POLICIES AND NEW DELUXE SUBSCRIPTION
Free support now 90 days; Deluxe Subscription version provides discount on
upgrades and priority support.
Bellevue, WA--October 17, 2001--Blue World Communications, Inc.--pioneers
of the Web Data Engine(tm)--today announced enhancements to its support
policies and a Deluxe Subscription version of its Lasso Professional 5
Standard Edition product, released today as a beta version (see related
"Our enhanced support policies and new Deluxe Subscription version make it
easier and more cost effective for customers to maximize their purchase,"
said Bill Doerrfeld, CEO of Blue World. "We're deeply committed to
exceeding expectations while providing customers the support they need and
Enhanced Support Policies
Effective immediately, all new product purchases include 90 days of free
NetDIVE WeMeeting and eAuditorium
NetDIVE leads the market for Internet based conferencing
San Francisco CA, Oct/16/2001 -
NetDIVE (http://www.netdive.com/) WeMeeting and eAuditorium systems lead
the market for Internet and Web based conferencing.
In the current economically uncertain times it has become well understood
that businesses must save significant amounts in regard to the cost of
Travel and communication by conducting as much corporate real time meetings
through the Internet as possible.
NetDIVE WeMeeting and eAuditorium systems are the clear market leaders for
enabling practical, feature packed conferencing through the Internet in
multimedia. Whether for general corporate meetings, customer communication,
distant learning, etc. you will find the most powerful multimedia
communication and conferencing capabilities through NetDIVE WeMeeting or
The cost savings and productivity gains that NetDIVE conferencing systems
can bring an organization are simply incredible, for example a 90 Minute...
24U Email OSAX 1.1
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, October 17, 2001
Prague, the Czech Republic
Today, 24U s.r.o. has released a new Scripting Addition for AppleScript -
24U Email OSAX 1.0.
Automate your e-mail communication with AppleScript quickly and easily!
24U Email OSAX extends AppleScript by an ability to send electronic mails
directly, without need of any additional aplication. It allows you to send
an e-mail quickly and easily from your scripts (i.e. CGI, Folder Action,
Just relax! With 24U Email OSAX your computer will do all the boring e-mail
work for you.
Whitepaper in PDF: http://www.24u.cz/WhitePap/24uEmailOSAX10WPUS.pdf
If you are a newsletter editor and want to reviewing this product, please
request a free NFR licence by e-mail at (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are a
user group member and want special advantages, make sure to check our User
Group Program at (http://www.24u.cz/usergroups/). If you are interested in
Macworld/Power Tools Conferences
IDG WORLD EXPO TO DEBUT POWER TOOLS CONFERENCES AT MACWORLD SAN FRANCISCO 20=
New Conferences Will Provide Two-Day Training in Key Mac Applications
Framingham, Mass. - October 16, 2001 - IDG World Expo, the leading produce=
of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, announced
today the new Macworld/Power Tools Conferences, to be featured at the
upcoming Macworld Conference & Expo. Macworld is scheduled for January
7-11, 2002 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
The Macworld/Power Tools Conferences offer attendees the opportunity to
spend two full days immersed in training on key Mac products and
Industry experts, consultants, authors, product engineers and power users
will teach the conference sessions, providing valuable education for
attendees who want to take their skill set with the Mac industry's most
popular productivity tools to a new level. Topics include:
=B7 Professional PhotoShop: History of Photoshop; Digital Imaging...
Installer VISE for Mac OS X v10.1
PRESS RELEASE MindVision updates Installer VISE for Mac OS X v10.1
LINCOLN, NEB. - Oct. 17, 2001: In continuing support for development on Mac
OS X, MindVision Software today ships Installer VISE(tm) 7.4. This version
equips developers for installs on Mac OS X v10.1, the first major update to
Apple's new operating system. The installer is available for download at
WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION 7.4
Features of the new Installer VISE include:
- Set permissions for install items
With support for groups and permissions, Installer VISE lets you control
user access to items you install on Mac OS X.
- Pass install path to UNIX shell scripts An installer that calls a UNIX
shell script before or after installing an item will now also pass the
install path to the script. This path is accessible through the UNIX $1
- Install symbolic links
Symbolic links are a way to reference files and folders in the Mac OS X
file system. Because they refer to items...
GhostView plugin for REALbasic
I have updated my GhostView plugin that allows REALbasic users to
display PDF/PS/EPS files using ghost script library.
The major udates are:
Better dithering in low res image.
Optional Log features: Returns GS message (Copyright, PS Errors and Font
There is also a 4D version.
Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Profit of $66 Million
Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Profit of $66 Million
CUPERTINO, California-October 17, 2001-Apple=AE today announced financial
results for its fiscal 2001 fourth quarter ended September 29, 2001. For
the quarter, the Company posted a net profit of $66 million, or $.19 per
diluted share. These results compare to a net profit of $170 million, or
$.47 per diluted share, achieved in the year ago quarter. Revenues for the
quarter were $1.45 billion, down 22 percent from the year ago quarter, and
gross margins were 30.1 percent, compared to 25.0 percent in the year ago
quarter. International sales accounted for 41 percent of the quarter's
The quarter's results included a $1 million favorable after-tax impact
resulting from realized investment gains. Excluding these gains, the
Company's net profit for the quarter would have been $65 million, or $.18
per diluted share.
Apple shipped 850 thousand Macintosh=AE units during the quarter.
"We accomplished a lot in FY 2001, even though it...
IOS Express 1.0
PRESS RELEASE NETWORK
IOS Express Released - A new real-time collaborative platform unleashes the
power of X Internet technology.
California, USA - 17 October 2001 (PRN): REBOL Technologies, makers of
real-time collaboration and messaging software, today announced the release
of its premier Internet Operating System platform, IOS Express 1.0. The
product, to ship later this month, introduces an affordable way to provide
highly secure peer-to-peer collaborative processes and information sharing
within any organization.
"You feel as if you are in the same room as your peers, even if they are
spread across the planet" says REBOL Technologies' Founder & CTO, Carl
Sassenrath. "It makes telecommuting, remote project coordination, online
meetings, and employee status tracking totally natural."
IOS Express offers enhanced peer-to-peer collaboration to support a wide
range of business processes through a set of tiny "reblet" applications.
Each reblet does...
Dialpad Enterprise Access: VoIP Solution
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DIALPAD COMMUNICATIONS ANNOUNCES ENTERPRISE ACCESS -
A RELIABLE, HIGH QUALITY VoIP SOLUTION
Dialpad to provide enterprise customers with significant cost-savings on
their telecommunications services through convergence of voice and data
FALL VON, ATLANTA, GA, October 16, 2001 - Dialpad Communications, the
leader in IP telephony solutions, today announced a significant expansion
into the enterprise market with Enterprise Access. Using the patent-pending
technology that has made the company a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol)
market leader, Dialpad Communications has debuted a high-quality, reliable,
easy to implement solution for enterprises that allows the convergence of
voice, fax, video and data on to one IP network. Companies that use
Enterprise Access can double the capacity of their voice access facilities,
saving from 30% to 60% off their traditional long distance, lata,
inter-lata and international calling.
"With Enterprise Access we provide...
MP3 Menu 1.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MP3 Menu 1.0 released
2001-10-16 - Shareware author Ilja A. Iwas today released MP3 Menu, a
contextual menu plugin that displays an MP3 files ID3 tag and enconding
information directly in the MacOS 9 context menu.
MP3 Menu is a contextual menu plugin that displays an MP3 files ID3 Tag and
encoding information in the Finder's context menu (you get it when you
control-click a file's icon). You can copy the shown ID3 information to the
clipboard by selecting one of MP3 Menus menu entries. Furthermore MP3 Menu
lets you automatically rename an MP3 file according to its ID3 tag
information and change its type creator information. MP3 Menu comes with a
control panel that lets you customize what information and commands you
want to add to your contextual menu. You can customize how the rename
command should work and add more type/creator information there as well.
The single user license of MP3 Menu is $10.
Licenses for MP3 Menu can by...
Personal Organizer 4.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The First Major Organizer Comes to Mac OS X
Park City, UT - October 16th, 2001 -- Chronos LC today proudly announced
Personal Organizer 4.0, the first and only modern organizer for Mac OS 8,
9, and X. Personal Organizer 4.0 delivers where it really counts. According
to Jerry Halls, V.P. of Sales at Chronos, "Personal Organizer 4.0 is like a
fine sports car. It's fast. It's easy to use. And it's great looking. It
makes you want to get organized!"
Chronos calls its product the "Swiss Army Knife" of productivity software.
It integrates a calendar, address book, word processor, memo taker,
personal journal, phone dialer, and alarm clock into a single easy-to-use
application. To top it off, it synchronizes with all Palm and Handspring
handheld organizers. Personal Organizer 4.0 is a modern organizer with
modern underpinnings-not decade old legacy code. This allows it to
integrate all the above features in a single application which incorporates
technologies like the...
Apple Enhances Popular iBook Line
Apple Enhances Popular iBook Line
New iBook Line Features Increased Performance, More Memory & Larger Hard Dri=
CUPERTINO, California-October 16, 2001-Apple=AE today enhanced its popular
iBook=AE line of consumer and education notebooks with faster PowerPC G3
processors up to 600 MHz, a new system bus running up to 100 MHz, larger
hard drives up to 20GB and now 128MB of RAM standard across the line. The
new iBooks are priced starting at $1,299, and the popular top-of-the-line
model featuring a DVD-ROM/CD-RW "Combo" drive is now priced $100 lower at
$1,699. The new iBooks now include both the new Mac=AE OS X version 10.1 and
Mac OS 9.2.1 pre-installed.
"The iBook is Apple's best selling portable ever," said Greg Joswiak,
Apple's senior director of Hardware Product Marketing. "Now available with
more speed, more storage and more memory, the new iBooks are an incredible
value starting at just $1,299."
Powered by a fast 500 MHz or 600 MHz PowerPC G3 processor, all iBook models
UpdateAgent X 10.1
INSIDER RELEASES UPDATEAGENT X 10.1
Leading Software Updater Improves FTP and HTTP Protocol Support
October 16, 2001 [Carlsbad, California] Insider UpdateAgent X version 10.1
was released today with support for Mac OS X 10.1, upgraded support for FTP
and HTTP protocols for downloading Macintosh application updaters, as well
as several maintenance fixes. The new release now contains direct support
for both protocols, attempting to download first via FTP, then via HTTP if
FTP fails. The five-mouse-rated Internet service brings all Macintosh
applications up-to-date-including traditional Mac Classic applications,
Classic apps carbonized for Mac OS X, and Cocoa applications written
specifically for Mac OS X systems.
"By providing support for both protocols within UpdateAgent X, we're
delivering sure-fire performance and reliability," commented Rio Sabadicci,
president of Insider Software. "This way we can guarantee that UpdateAgent
customers connect directly to our update servers with...
Apple Powers Up Titanium PowerBook G4
Apple Powers Up Titanium PowerBook G4 with New G4 Processors
New PowerBook Line Includes High Speed Graphics & Larger Hard Drives
CUPERTINO, California-October 16, 2001-Apple=AE today introduced its new lin=
of Titanium PowerBook=AE G4 notebooks with faster processors, high speed
graphics and larger hard drives. The new PowerBook G4 line offers a
significant performance boost with new PowerPC G4 processors up to 667 MHz,
a new system bus running up to 133 MHz, speedy new ATI Mobility Radeon AGP
4X graphics and built-in Gibabit Ethernet networking=D1the first time ever i=
Creative professionals will benefit from the new larger hard drives up to
48GB and the new optional CD-RW slot-loading optical drives. The new
PowerBook G4s now include both the new Mac=AE OS X version 10.1 and Mac OS
"The new Titanium PowerBook G4 is the world's thinnest and lightest
professional notebook and offers stunning improvements in both video and
that is compatible with any OSA (Open Scripting Architecture) client
application, such as the Script Editor, FaceSpan, REALbasic and of course
scripting system with the ability to send and handle AppleEvents. It is
This release also includes new documentation written by Matt Neuburg.
Mark Alldritt Late Night Software Ltd.
Phone: 250-380-1725 333...
Qt/Mac for Mac OS X
--For Release Monday, Oct. 15, 9am PST--
Trolltech Releases Qt/Mac for Mac OS X
2000/10/15 - Oslo, Norway - With its release of Qt/Mac, Trolltech has added
Apple Macintosh to the list of platforms supported by Qt, an emerging
industry standard in cross-platform software development. Application
developers using Qt can now target Mac OS X with the same ease, as they are
currently targeting Windows, Linux, Unix, and embedded Linux systems. Qt
allows developers to create a single source tree that will run on all these
There are numerous features included in Qt/Mac, and among these is an
extensive C++ framework for OS X, support for the Aqua look &feel, OpenGL
support, database support and rich text support. Qt/Mac runs native on Mac
OS X, of course, and is fully carbonised.
"With the introduction of Qt/Mac, we can offer benefits to both our
existing customers and to Mac users," says Haavard Nord, CEO of Trolltech.
"Qt developers now have millions of new users they...
Formac 17.4" ADC flat panel display
For Immediate Release
Attention: PICTURES OF PRODUCT ATTACHED!
Formac announces 17.4" ADC flat panel display
Formac gallery=811740 to be first TFT display combining cutting-edge
Multi-Domain Vertical Alignment technology and revolutionary design.
BERKELEY, CA - October 15th, 2001 - Formac Electronic Inc., a leading
manufacturer of performance enhancing peripherals and advanced
visualization solutions, today announced Formac gallery=81 1740, the world's
first 17.4" flat-panel display with Apple Display Connector (ADC).
Combining beautiful form and smart functionality with Fujitsu's
revolutionary Multi-Domain Vertical Alignment (MVA) technology, Formac
gallery=81 1740 outperforms comparable Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) in
picture and video quality. Formac gallery=81 1740, the latest product in
Formac's award-winning form + function=81 line, is designed for profession=
applications, such as desktop-publishing, CAD/CAM, video editing as well as
data-intensive business applications...
Script Debugger 3.0.1
LATE NIGHT SOFTWARE RELEASES FREE SCRIPT DEBUGGER 3.0.1 UPDATE
Victoria, British Columbia (Canada) -- October 15, 2001 -- Late Night
Software Ltd. today announced the release of Script Debugger 3.0.1, just
weeks on the heels of the release of Script Debugger 3.0 on September 25th,
2001. Script Debugger 3.0.1 is a free update that addresses minor issues
that came to light following the release of Script Debugger 3.0, which is
Mac OS X native and the successor to version 2.0, winner of the 2000
Macworld Eddy for Best Development Software.
"Our aim has always been to provide script writers with the best tools
possible to maximize their productivity while minimizing time and effort by
automating workflow," said Mark Alldritt, president of Late Night Software
Ltd. "Script Debugger 3.0.1 effectively fulfills these objectives."
Script Debugger 3.0.1 is a free update and available at:
While there was a high priority in making Script Debugger 3.0...
Inside Dreamweaver 4, Training Series
MAGNET MEDIA LAUNCHES SPECIAL FREE OFFER FOR DREAMWEAVER TRAINING HYPER-CD
New York, NY - October 12, 2001- Magnet Media announced today the October
22nd release of its most recent addition to the award winning Digital Media
Training Series, Inside Dreamweaver 4: Moving From FrontPage which will
launch from the company's web site, http://www.digitalmediatraining.com. In
keeping with Magnet's recent "try it before you buy it" marketing approach,
DMTS is making the first 60 minutes of the HyperCD=81 available free of
charge. If viewers choose to continue past the first 3 lessons, they may do
so by using their credit card to "unlock" the remainder of the training
Inside Dreamweaver 4: Moving From FrontPage is appropriate for beginner to
intermediate web designers as well as FrontPage users wanting to make the
transition to Dreamweaver. Joseph Lowery, author of the Dreamweaver Bible,
guides the viewer through important aspects of web design including basics
such as moving a...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ZERO G SHIPS INSTALLANYWHERE=AE 4.5,
PREMIER MAC OS X DEPLOYMENT SOLUTION
Major Upgrade Delivers Complete Mac OS X Support, Including True Aqua Look
and Feel, Superior Handling of Macintosh File System, and Hundreds of Other
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 15, 2001) =96 Leading provider of multi-platform
software deployment solutions Zero G Software, Inc. today announced
complete Mac OS X support in InstallAnywhere 4.5, available immediately.
InstallAnywhere, the world=92s most powerful software deployment solution,
brings its industry leading feature set to the Mac OS X developer
community. InstallAnywhere handles most Macintosh-specific installation
details automatically, including the creation of icons in the Dock and onto
the desktop, full support for the Mac OS file systems (including Mac OS X=92=
long file names and Classic Mac OS=92s dual fork files) and the ability to
authenticate users with installation privileges.
InstallAnywhere 4.5 offers...
OpenOSX.com Releases Database 2.0 CD
OpenOSX Database 2.0, Now Shipping
OpenOSX.com Releases Database 2.0 CD
October 15th, 2001 (Swall Meadows, California, USA)
The OpenOSX Database CD will install and configure a host of powerful
applications with the ease you might expect as a Macintosh user. The second
Edition of the CD brings PostgreSQL and Mac OS 10.0.x through 10.1
The OpenOSX Database CD installs and correctly configures the following
* Apache Web Server 1.3.20
* PHP 4.0.6
* MySQL 3.23.99
* phpMyAdmin 2.20.0
* MyODBC 2.50.38
* iODBC 3.0.5
* pdf_lib 4.0.1 (demo mode)
* PostgreSQL 7.1.2
* phpPGAdmin 2.3
The OpenOSX Database CD is bundled with complete documentation in HTML and
PDF formats, limited technical support and completely configured source
code along with de-installation software.
MySQL is for serving databases on the Internet and enterprise LAN/WANs.
PostgreSQL is a popular alternative to MySQL. These two database servers
are among the most popular solutions available....