MacTech News
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

MacTech News

Jun 04
Apple Announces Public Preview of QuickTime 6
Apple Announces Public Preview of QuickTime 6 Industry's First Mainstream ISO-Compliant MPEG-4 Encoder, Player & Broadcast= er CUPERTINO, California-June 4, 2002-Apple=AE today announced that the public preview of QuickTime=AE 6 is now available as a free download from Apple ( for both Mac=AE and Windows. QuickTime 6 is the industry's first mainstream MPEG-4 solution for streaming media to all MPEG-4 compliant players. In addition, Apple announced the public preview of QuickTime Broadcaster, which captures and encodes QuickTime content in MPEG-4 for live streaming over the web. MPEG-4, the next-generation international standard for digital video, was created by the group that created MPEG-2, the "gold standard" of digital video used by every DVD player and DVD. There are hundreds of companies committed to the MPEG-4 standard, including Apple, Cisco, Ericsson, Intel, Matsushita, Mitsubishi, Motorola, Panasonic, Phillips, Real Networks, Samsung and Sun. "QuickTime 6...
Jun 03
FontCat 2
ksoft is pleased to announce the release of FontCat 2.0 and FontCat 2.0 Deluxe. This version is an update to the previous version of FontCat. FontCat is designed to make it easier on you to view what fonts you have o= n your hard drive, or CD collections, and view them on-line or print out samples for future reference. FEATURES: * Find all fonts contained in a folder. * List all fonts in a folder (in its actual face) without having to first install them. * View the list of fonts in a slide show format so you can see and choose which fonts you want to use. * Click on a font and bring up more detailed views * Grid view - display all characters in the font at 1 time so you can see what characters are contained in that font. * Print out a listing of your fonts in there actual face, without having to first install them. * Print Preview. * Save subsection of fonts as a group. * Use the built-in layout editor to design your own custom type reference pages. * Import your own or company logo...
Jun 03
iPod2iTunes 1.0.1 for Mac OS X
--- Product: iPod2iTunes --- Version: 1.0.1 --- Requirements: Mac OS 10.1.2 - 10.1.4 iTunes 2.0.3 - 2.0.4 --- Short Description: Synchronize and transfer tracks & playlists from your iPod to your Mac. --- Long Description: Within iTunes or the Finder it is not possible to transfer tracks or playlists from your iPod to your Mac(s). iPod2iTunes (i2i) is the only utility which allows you not only to copy but to synchronize tracks + playlists from your iPod(s) to your Mac(s). The synchronization ensures that you don't produce duplicate MP3 files on your disk as it is easily the case if you just copy files from the iPod via other methods. First, i2i shows you which of the tracks on the iPod are not on your Mac. You can browse through those tracks directly in iTunes. Then you select some or all of these tracks to transfer them to your Mac: - based on artist/album. - based on genre/artist/album. i2i can transfer the MP3 files seamlessly into your existing MP3 collection and creates...
Jun 03
Xnet announces new version Captain FTP 1.3 for Mac OS X
Hamburg, Germany, June 3rd 2002 Dear Editor Xnet announces new version Captain FTP 1.3 for Mac OS X Xnet Communication GmbH, the independent software vendor with core business in data communication high-end solutions announces the release Captain FTP version 1.3. This absolutely new FTP client designed from scratch for Mac OS X released the very first time at the end of December 2001 already became one of the fastest developed software available in the net. With this new release we focused the development on both of our main customer groups. The private end user will benefit from major changes in handling the GUI. The commercial user will be fond of every day tasks like changing attributes and keep-alives sessions as well as BBEdit integration. "We've collected all the feedback and requirements of our customers during the past 6 month and improved Captain FTP in the easy-to-use tradition with the most important and desired features", said Mariusz Roznowski - CTO of Xnet. Please have a...
Jun 03
XML Parser for REALbasic
rXML An XML Parser for REALbasic This is the first public beta version of my new rXML class. It's a complete XML parser and router, completely written in REALbasic and compatible with RB 2.1 tru 4.x. rXML is released under the LPGL. This allows you to use it in your commercial applications while forcing you to help me finding bugs (grin). (
Jun 03
Troi File Plug-in 2.5 for FileMaker Pro 5.5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Troi Automatisering releases Troi File Plug-in 2.5 for FileMaker Pro 5.5 New plug-in lets you manipulate your files and folders and use file and folder information directly from your FileMaker Pro databases. Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, June 3rd, 2002--Troi Automatisering today announced the availability of its Troi File Plug-in 2.5, for FileMaker Pro 5 through 5.5. What is Troi File Plug-in? Troi File Plug-in is a very powerful tool for getting access to information outside the FileMaker Pro database. Any files or folders stored on the computer can be accessed through the functions of the plug-in. All from within FileMaker you can: - get data out of files that are on the disk of the computer - (batch) import pictures, sounds etc. and optionally store only a reference to them in FileMaker Pro - create files anywhere on the hard disk and put data from FileMaker fields into it - manipulate files and folders on the disk: this includes creation, deletion,...
Jun 03
MCE Announces Combo Drive Upgrade for PowerBook G4/400-500
Press Release For Immediate Release June 3, 2002 MCE Technologies Announces CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive upgrade for PowerBook G4 (Titanium) 400 & 500MHz Models Irvine, CA - MCE Technologies, LLC, an Apple Developer, today announced an internal CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive upgrade for the PowerBook G4 (Titanium) 400MHz and 500MHz models. The MCE PowerBook G4 Combo Drive upgrade is designed to replace the original CD-RW-only or DVD-only drive that shipped inside those PowerBooks. Customers may ship their PowerBooks directly to MCE or they may have the upgrade done at an Authorized Upgrade Center. MCE will begin accepting PowerBooks for upgrade on June 3, 2002. "The MCE PowerBook G4 Combo Drive upgrade enables customers to burn CD's AND play DVD's on their PowerBook G4 without the added weight and hassle of extra hardware and cables to drag around." said Arnie Ramirez, President, MCE Technologies. "It also brings them up to par with the currently shipping PowerBook G4 models which ship standard...
May 31
ZegsRuler 1.05 for REALbasic
ZegsRuler 1.05 FracturedSoftware is pleased to announce the release of ZegsRuler 1.05. ZegsRuler is a set of classes that enable you to easily add all sorts of rulers and scales to your REALBasic project. ZegsRuler supports the common requirements of scaling (zooming), scrolling and changing of the origin as well as lots of control over line length, width and color, background color, text etc. It comes with 5 easily modified built in styles to get you started as well as extensive documentation and example projects. This new version has improved Windows compatability, protection against low memory situations, updated examples and some small internal changes to make it easier to draw the ruler into any graphics object. A fully functional demo of ZegsRuler is available at ZegsRuler costs US$15 or US$25 for the source code with free unlimited upgrades. thanks! Peter Zegelin email:
May 31
MindVision ships Installer VISE 8.0 for Mac OS X
MINDVISION SHIPS INSTALLER VISE 8.0 FOR MAC OS X LINCOLN, NEB. - May 31, 2002: MindVision Software announces the immediate availability of Installer VISE(tm) 8.0 for Mac OS X. The Installer VISE builder is now fully Carbonized to run native on Mac OS X and Mac OS 9. ABOUT THIS RELEASE The Installer VISE builder has been completely updated to be a Carbonized application which runs native with an Aqua interface on Mac OS X, while maintaining full compatibility with Mac OS 9. Other changes in version 8.0 include: - Create Mac OS X application bundles Installer VISE 8.0 can build a Carbon-based installer as a Mac OS X application bundle. - More Mac OS X install locations There are more Mac OS X install locations available for assigning to archive items. - Updated Gestalts The Gestalt checks have been updated to reference recent OS platforms. - New external code sample There is a new external code sample for adding an item to the Dock. - More integrated e-commerce options To extend...
May 31
Point In Space: Lasso Professional 5 Developer Support
POINT IN SPACE ANNOUNCES LASSO PROFESSIONAL 5 DEVELOPER EDITION SPECIAL OFFER GT. BARRINGTON, MA, May 30, 2002 - Point In Space Web Hosting today announced a special offer for new customers purchasing Blue World's Lasso Professional 5 Developer Edition in conjunction with any Filemaker or MySQL hosting account. "Lasso Professional 5 is a major leap forward for the Lasso programming environment. The Developer Edition is an essential tool for any developer, including full documentation for the Lasso language, as well as the ability to test solutions locally before deploying on production servers," says John May, Point In Space's President. For a limited time, Point In Space is offering Lasso Professional 5 Developer Edition for $299* ($50 off the regular retail price of $349) when purchased in conjunction with a new Filemaker or MySQL Hosting Account. For details, see ( About Point In Space Web Hosting Point In Space Web Hosting is a...
May 30
OpenOSX Ships Grass GIS Pre 4 CD
(CA-OPENOSX-INC) OpenOSX Ships Grass GIS Pre 4 CD Business Editors/High-Tech Writers SWALL MEADOWS, Calif.--(OPENOSX-INC)--May 30th, 2002-- OpenOSX, a leading provider of easy-to-use, world-class open-source software, today began shipping their Grass GIS Pre 4 CD. Grass (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) GIS (Geographical Information System) is a complete state-of-the-art geographical operating system. Grass is one of if not the most complete and sophisticated open-source GIS', now in development for more then twenty years. By the size of it's code base Grass is one the ten largest open-source projects in history. The OpenOSX Grass GIS Pre 4 CD will transform a Macintosh running Mac OS X into a full-fledged GIS workstation in minutes with ease. The OpenOSX Pre 4 CD offers Mac OS 10.1 compatibility (including dual-processor support), additional modules, along with numerous bug fixes. OpenOSX is also pleased to announce they are now accepting pre-orders for the complete 460...
May 30
Pinnacle Systems Ships =?iso-8859-1?Q?Cin=C8Wave?= Classic and
PINNACLE SYSTEMS SHIPS CIN=C9WAVE CLASSIC AND CIN=C9ACQUIRE New Products Deliver Low-Cost Uncompressed Video Quality for Motion Graphics Artists and QuickTime Applications MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, May 30, 2002 - Pinnacle Systems, a leader in digital video content creation tools, today announced the immediate availability of Cin=E9Wave Classic, a new low-cost uncompressed video system created for motion graphic artists and video editors who already own Final Cut Pro. Pinnacle Systems also commenced shipment of Cin=E9Acquire, a comprehensive video capture and device control application and plug-in for both Adobe After Effects and Pinnacle Systems Commotion Pro. Justin R. Allen, President of Katana Interactive said, "We have been eagerly awaiting both Cin=E9Wave Classic and Cin=E9Acquire since they were unveiled at NAB. These two products represent the perfect upgrades for both our graphic and video departments. Now these departments and our promo staff can easily bring the highest-quality...
May 29
18 DOSSIER volumes are now available in PDF (Acrobat) format
From: Rich Morin ( Subject: 18 DOSSIER volumes are now available in PDF (Acrobat) format. Prime Time Freeware (PTF) is pleased to announce the initiation of a new service: subscription-based access to PDF (Acrobat) copies of our DOSSIER document collections. 18 volumes are already available; many more are in active development: C, etc.: Essential Tools Email: Exim 3, Mail and Sendmail File Systems: FreeBSD, RedHat Kernel: FreeBSD PostgreSQL: Programming and Development, Reference Manual, Use and Administration Processes: FreeBSD, RedHat Python: Library Reference, Miscellanea Security: Local System, Remote Access Text Processing: Essential Tools User Commands: FreeBSD, RedHat For information on PDF subscriptions, see: Printed DOSSIER volumes sell for $35 each; most are available in sets at $30 each...
May 29
SubRosaSoft Ships the first volume of SubRosa Utilities
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SubRosaSoft Ships the first volume of SubRosa Utilities -Easy-to-use encryption and shredding software utility protects user data against unauthorized access- Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, (May 29th, 2002)--- SubRosaSoft,Ltd., a newly formed company based in New Zealand focused in security and privacy software, today announced the immediate availability of SubRosa Volume 1-File Utilities. Previously licensed to FWB Software, SubRosa Vol. 1 is the first of many new security software developed exclusively by SubRosaSoft. Volume 1 of SubRosa comes with a trio of easy-to-use security utilities. SubRosa Encryptor allows a user to take files and folders and encrypt them into a secure format. Subrosa Shredder securely erases files or folders from your computer and SubRosa Decryptor is used to convert files made by Encryptor back into their original format. "Most early adopters of SubRosa Vol. 1 found it amazingly easy to use," explained Marko Kostryko--SubRosa Volume 1's...
May 29
Hubz: First Web-Based Instant Messaging Product For Mac OS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DIGI-NET RELEASES FIRST WEB-BASED INSTANT MESSAGING PRODUCT FOR MAC OS Latest messaging technology allows site visitors to not only communicate with each other but also have an awareness of site population MAY 29, 2002, Gainesville, FL - Digi-Net Technologies, Inc., a leader in real-time messaging technology for e-commerce and community building applications, has announced the release Hubz. Hubz=81 is the Internet's first truly Web-based instant messaging solution designed specifically for the Mac OS. It is an interactive, Java-based Web applet that transforms the Web from a predominantly one-way push platform into a truly interactive, live, real-time, two-way communication medium. Hubz allows visitors on the same site or the same page to see and interact with each other without special programs, plug-ins or client-side software. "There is currently not an instant messaging solution designed specifically for Mac users," said Robert Parker, President and CEO of...
May 29
WestCiv releases Style Master 2.2
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WestCiv releases Style Master 2.2, upgrading their CSS editor. May 29, 2002 - Bondi Beach, Australia - WestCiv announced today the release and immediate availability of Style Master 2.2, the cascading style sheet development environment for the MacOS. CSS is the only acceptable standards-based approach to creating web page appearance. Style Master enables both WYSIWYG and hand-coded development of valid style sheets. With built-in browser support and reference information Style Master has helped developers overcome their reluctance to adopt this standard by * helping them to learn about the technology as they go * allowing them to rapidly create, test and deploy style sheets to control text, body and positioning appearance across entire sites This latest update includes * attractive and innovative style sheet templates * automated creation of style sheets from legacy, appearance based HTML: a great aid in transitioning to CSS...
May 29
1394 Trade Association Adopts FireWire Trademark from Apple
1394 Trade Association Adopts FireWire Trademark from Apple FireWire Trademark, Logo & Symbol to be Used on Products, Packaging and to Promote 1394 Compliance DALLAS and CUPERTINO, California-May 29, 2002-The 1394 Trade Association (TA) and Apple=AE today announced that the FireWire=AE trademark, logo and symbol have been adopted as a brand identity for the IEEE 1394 connection standard in a no-fee license agreement between the TA and Apple. In addition, Apple has granted the TA the right to sub-license the FireWire Trademark for use on products, packaging and promotion of the standard. "Apple is delighted that the 1394 Trade Association has decided to adopt FireWire as a brand identity," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "This is yet another significant sign that FireWire momentum continues to build in the marketplace." With its high data-transfer speed and "hot plug-and-play" capability, FireWire is the interface of choice for...
May 29
Drop Script Backgrounder for Mac OS X
May 29th, 2002 Drop Script Backgrounder turns an applescript compiled as an application into a background only application. Dragging the application onto the program again turns it back into a normal app. This is particularly useful if you are running many scripts as acgi programs, or just don't want a script you keep open to take up space in your dock. Drop Script Backgrounder is for Mac OS X only. It is released as freeware and was made with REALbasic. You can download it today from: Thank you, James Sentman ( Enterprise server monitoring for Mac OS X:
May 29
oXML plug-in for the Omnis Studio and mvDesigner
Raining Data is pleased to announce the release of the oXML plug-in for the Omnis Studio and mvDesigner application development products. XML is becoming the standard format for data storage and information exchange across the whole eBusiness landscape. XML has already revolutionized several business sectors, including content management, information publishing, and news syndication, and its adoption looks set to continue throughout all areas of business, academic, and scientific computing. The Document Object Model (DOM) is an Application Programming Interface (API) that allows you to build XML and HTML documents, navigate their structure, modify, or delete elements and content. The oXML plug-in implements the DOM Level 1 API to access XML documents as defined by the World Wide Web Consortium on their Web site at oXML adds the ability to parse and extract information from an XML document and to generate new XML documents using a standard set of methods...
May 28
OmniGraffle Adds Maps, Periodic Table Palettes for Diagramming
For Immediate Release Mac OS X Developers The Omni Group Increase OmniGraffle Diagramming Capability Maps, Periodic Table Palettes Added to OmniGraffle Seattle, Washington -- May 28, 2002 -- The Omni Group, developers of Mac OS X applications OmniWeb, OmniOutliner, and OmniGraffle, announce new diagramming palettes available for OmniGraffle 2.0. OmniGraffle is a conceptual drawing tool designed to help business, technical and consumer users organize ideas and data. Now available to OmniGraffle users are the Periodic Table and Maps palettes. The Periodic Table object palette contains elements 1 through 118, each with identifying colors. Each element in the table has a magnet count equivalent to its valence so you can easily create bonds between elements. The Maps palette contains road signs, landmarks, and other symbols useful for producing clear, easy to read maps. OmniGraffle palettes are available free of charge from the Omni website:
May 28
NetMinder Ethernet 5.0
Subject: Announcing NetMinder Ethernet 5.0 Thank you for your interest in Neon Software's NetMinder Ethernet. Neon Software has released a new version of NetMinder Ethernet since your trial of the software -- version 5.0. NetMinder Ethernet 5.0 adds native OS X support plus a host of new filtering, decoding, and alert features for both Mac OS X and Classic Mac OS versions: * Supports Mac OS X natively. * Customizable security alerts triggered by NetMinder Ethernet's Packet Inference rules-based system. Alerts include paging, email and SNMP traps. * Highly tuned capture performance on OS X using standard Berkeley Packet Filters. * Wireless protocol analysis and monitoring via Apple AirPort 802.11b wireless cards. * New Packet Inference rules. * New protocol decodes including ASIP (AFP/IP), Spanning Tree and IP Service Location. * Read and write tcpdump standard file formats. * Many new user-interface changes. For a more detailed description of these features, see our NetMinder...
May 28
Aladdin Ships iClean- Protects Online Privacy
ALADDIN SYSTEMS SHIPS iCLEAN 5.0, INTERNET CLUTTER CLEANER PROTECTS ONLINE PRIVACY BY CLEARING COOKIES, CACHE AND HISTORY TRACKS iClean Eliminates Internet Clutter Ensuring Net Privacy Watsonville, CA- MAY 28, 2002 - Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: ALHI), today shipped iClean(tm) 5.0 for Macintosh, making it even easier to achieve a sense of security using the Internet. iClean helps quickly remove Internet build-up and clutter that is accumulated from surfing and downloading files. To learn more or download iClean, go to: ( Why use iClean? Website servers automatically download identification cookies onto Internet user's computers. As the user goes from site to site, a cookie trail is created showing where the user has been on the Internet. Some cookies make it easy to re-enter sites for everyday activities, like remembering passwords. But the rest just create a trail of evidence...
May 28
SmoothType 2.3
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Greg Landweber, author of Kaleidoscope, Power Windows, and Greg's Browser, is pleased to announce the release of SmoothType 2.3, available now from: SmoothType is a shareware ($10) control panel that brings Mac OS X style font smoothing to Macs running System 7 through Mac OS 9.2. Under Mac OS X, SmoothType gives Classic applications text that looks just as good as (or even better than) in Carbon and Cocoa applications. SmoothType effectively doubles the resolution of text on the screen by blurring the edges of bitmap fonts with shades of gray, a technique called "anti-aliasing". Although Apple introduced a limited form of font smoothing in Mac OS 8.5, SmoothType offers greater flexibility and uses a more aggressive algorithm--similar to how Adobe Acrobat views PDF files--that produces much better results. Apple is now using such smoothed text in Mac OS X, but only for applications that use the Quartz graphics engine. Version 2.3...
May 28
Barcode Automator 1.0
INTELLI INNOVATIONS RELEASES BARCODE AUTOMATOR SOFTWARE FOR MAC OS RALEIGH, NC, May 28th, 2002 -- Intelli Innovations Inc., developers of innovative business software for the Macintosh platform, today released Barcode Automator 1.0 for Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X. Barcode Automator is barcode generation software specially designed for bulk barcode creation and automation. A powerful, easy-to-use interface, coupled with AppleScript support allows users to create thousands of barcodes quickly and efficiently. Barcode Automator 1.0 features: - Complete support for EAN-8, EAN-13, ISBN (Bookland EAN), ITF Variable (I2of5), ITF-14, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code 39, and Code 128 symbologies. - Integrated values editor with text import and automatic serialization capabilities (including high-range numeric values and step-repeat options). - Full AppleScript support (examples included) with format, factor, content/addendum, truncation, and symbology-specific support options. - Interactive, anti-...
May 28
TFM 1.0.1 update for Mac OS X by Classical Software
For Immediate Release Classical Software releases TFM 1.0.1 for Mac OS X May 27, 2002: An update to Classical Software's TFM, a tool for searching and viewing documentation and source code, is now available at: ( TFM 1.0.1 changes: registration bug fix selectively add files (only ".c" or ObjC HTML, etc) searches open books for HTML links What is TFM ? With TFM you can search, study or simply browse: Mac OS X developer documentation, framework headers, source code examples, system header files and your own source and documentation. Key features include: fast searching display of HTML & source code understanding ObjC inheritance Screen shots are here: WHAT DOES IT DO? After creating a new document you drop a folder (like "/System/Library/Frameworks", "/Developer/Examples" or one of your...
May 28
MacHack 2002: CmdrTaco to Speak at MacHack
MacHack 2002: CmdrTaco to Speak at MacHack MacHack: The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers Contact: Carol Lynn c/o Expotech 1264 Bedford Road Grosse Point Park, MI 48230 May 28, 2002-Dearborn, MI-MacHack, The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers, has become famous for various reasons. The MacHax Group hosted Best Hack contest is one, but the outstanding lineup of conference speakers is another. This year, Rob Malda, the infamous CmdrTaco, best known for his work founding Slashdot the nearly ubiquitous website of "news for nerds" will join MacHack 2002. In this rare public appearance, he'll join MacHack's crowd of developers for a lively discussion that will range from his adventures building the online community that Slashdot has become to open source issues and where ever else the freeform gathering might lead. Malda's achievements have spanned a variety of fields from computer programming to nuclear physics. He was...
May 27
Release 23 of Type/Creator Database
From: Ilan Szekely ( Subject: Announcing release 23 of Type/Creator Database Ilan Szekely announces an update to Type/Creator Database. Version 2002.5 is the 23rd release of this singular information source. With 3,150 new codes the database now includes over 42,000 Type/Creator code pairs. Over 6,500 entries also have their PC extension codes - these are similar to the OS X new extensions. The $20 shareware package also includes additional free databases. All can be accessed via the TCDB home sites at ( ( ( Ilan Szekely, Macintosh Consultant E-mail: E-mail:
May 24
Optigold ISP 3.0
Optigold ISP 3.0 for Windows, Macintosh, Mac OS X and Linux was released on 05/24/2002. Optigold ISP is a cross-platform business software package to run all aspects of an internet service provider (from billing to server management). A *FREE*, 100% working copy can be downloaded from: 3.0 adds slave package functionality, mail server IP address assignments and a few other feature requests. All new features in this version are listed in the revision log: Optigold ISP Revision Log ------------------------- Completed On 5/23/02 Packages can be used on slave accounts Slave account types show on receive payments screen Auto-assign/release functions for email server IP addresses added New online signup web interface preference - Trigger Server Events For Virtual Check Customers Completed On 5/22/02 Changed how employee name is stamped on new payments Completed On 5/18/02 Fixed false error when...
May 24
Griffin releases iMate drivers for Mac OS X and OS 9
Griffin releases iMate Software 1.5 for Mac OS X and 2.7 for OS 9 Nashville, TN - May 24, 2002. Today Griffin Technology, Inc. releases iMate Software versions 1.5 for Mac OS X as well as iMate software version 2.7 for OS 9. With this combination of software updates, Griffin's iMate USB-to-ADB Adapter will allow ADB based security dongles to function within Classic mode on OS X. This includes the hardware protection dongle required for International versions of QuarkXpress as well as hundreds of other important software titles. The iMate adaptor also now enables many ADB devices to function for the first time in OS X. These include ADB devices like color calibrators that use the "puck" ADB screen attachments. It also supports any other device that communicates with an application including Lacie's FM radio, ADB I/O, Alphasmart portable writing tools, and many others. The new version does not support input devices in Classic but these devices can still be used in OS X with the iMate....
May 23
Carnation Software announces MacWise, version 10
Carnation Software announces MacWise, version 10 MacWise emulates ADDS Viewpoint, Wyse 50, Wyse 60, Wyse 370, Televideo TV 925, DEC VT100 and Prism terminals. Esprit III color is also supported in Wyse 370 mode. MacWise allows a Macintosh to be used as a terminal -- connected to a host computer directly, by modem, or over the Internet. The emulators support video attributes such as dim, reverse, underline, 132-column modes, and graphic characters sent from the host computer, as well as enhanced Viewpoint mode. Features include phone list and dialer for Hayes-compatible modems, on-screen programmable function keys and more. Further Information:
May 23
MacsDesign Studio Releases Web Help Desk 5.6
MacsDesign Studio Releases Web Help Desk 5.6 Powerful Object Oriented Software for Technical Support FREMONT, CA - May 23, 2002 - MacsDesign Studio today released Web Help Desk 5.6, a powerful web application for technical support designed for education and small to medium sized business customers. Built with the industry's most powerful and mature application server, WebObjects 5.1 from Apple Computer, Web Help Desk 5.6 offers an intuitive web interface and an excellent feature set for both end users and support technicians. This latest update includes: - Enhanced ticketing logic using new Tech Groups and Location Groups - New graphic reports for Tech Groups and Location Groups - Improved searching and sorting for job tickets and assets - FAQ search by keyword - Customizable, dynamic PDF Asset report creation - Detailed Job Ticket download in PDF - LDAP option for authentication and lookup of Client data Next Generation Web Application Unlike scripted web applications based on...
May 23
Learning Mac OS X, A New Training Course from
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Announcing Learning Mac OS X, A New Training Course from Ojai, CA - May 20, 2002 - has released "Learning Mac OS X", an online and CD-ROM based training course for beginning users of the latest Macintosh operating system. "Learning Mac OS X" contains over 2 hours of movie tutorials, and includes exercise files so viewers can follow along. This self-paced training course uses creative examples to guide users through one of the world's most advanced operating system, covering everything from using the Internet and email, to applications like iMovie and iPhoto. Bonus tips and tricks are also included to help users get the most out of OS X. Featured topics include: - Introduction to Mac OS X - Installing Mac OS X - The Finder and Desktop - File Management - System Preferences - Printing - Connecting to the Internet Availability "Learning Mac OS X" is available as a cross-platform CD-ROM for US$29.95 or as part of's new Online Training...
May 22
CryptoHeaven Announces New Version 2.0
CryptoHeaven Announces New Version 2.0 CryptoHeaven software v2.0 is available for immediate download from the website. The new software can be installed directly over the previous version. Download the software from: Existing CryptoHeaven users running Windows can download the minimum update: New Features 1) Support for external email. You now get your own CryptoHeaven email address. 2) Improved user interface. The new version is now much more user friendly and includes guiding templates. 3) Numerous usability enhancements. 4) Instant Messaging enhancements including improved user interaction. 5) Improved connectivity. The software is now more resistant to poor internet connectivity. 6) Many other smaller changes and updates. CryptoHeaven Secure Online Services - Benefits for Business Customers CryptoHeaven is particularly well suited for...
May 22
eOrdering Complete 1.1.5
eOrdering Complete 1.1.5 is an application that allows you to create web forms specifically to order products online. eOrdering Complete uses shopping cart technology to allow the user to store a users order, so they can move around your site and place their order when they want. eOrdering Complete will creates the main order page, view cart page, checkout page and individual product pages. eOrdering Complete creates the server side code (.asp or .php) or use PayPal to process the order this product. In the end, you have a product where the user selects what they need, they can see the cost, they submit the order, and then you get an email detailing the order. This fully functional 20-day demo version is available for Windows and Macintosh (both classic and carbon). New in Version 1.1.5 [new] Added better support for the euro and other currencies [new] Added the ablilty to change product names after they are entered [change] Moved the individual pages to a pages folder [bug] Fixed a...
May 22
Parker Software Introduces ArcherPro - Multimedia Viewer for OS X
For Immediate Release Contact Mike Trivisonno - Kendall, Florida, (May 22, 2002) -- Parker Software Releases ArcherPro 1.0.0 Parker Software Development, Inc. today released ArcherPro 1.0.0. ArcherPro is an easy-to-use multimedia viewer for OS X. ArcherPro lets you combine still images, audio, and video files into the same slide show. ArcherPro supports all the features of it free counterpart, Archer. However, unlike Archer, ArcherPro lets you save and load your slide shows, export your slide shows, as well as create squenced images, and more. ArcherPro is fast, flexible and easy to use. ArcherPro carries on the tradition of Archer's single keystroke command execution. This lets you run ArcherPro and perform most functions with a single keystroke. Naturally, all the commands can be accessed via menus and standard command key equivalents. ArcherPro costs $29.95. Unregistered versions of ArcherPro have a 30 day trial period. ArcherPro can be downloaded from...
May 22
24U Appearance OSAX 2.0 for Mac OS X
For Immediate Release Wednesday, May 22, 2002 Prague, Czech Republic Today, 24U s.r.o. is introducing a new upgrade of the popular scripting addition 24U Appearance OSAX to a version 2.0 for Mac OS X! Still as easy to use as "display dialog" but much more powerful! Extend the abilities of your AppleScript by the functions you have missed so far. Now also under the system Mac OS X! 24U Appearance OSAX 2.0 for Mac OS X adds the useful functions for the communication with a user that you would expect as a matter of fact. It is equally simple but much more efficient than "display dialog" supplied in a standard mode. When writing your scripts, this extension will enable you to: - display dialog boxes for user data input, including text fields, password fields, checkboxes, and radio buttons - create pop-up menus in your "better dialogs" - generate modern Appearance savvy alerts with explanation text, help button, non-blocking, movable, switchable to background - create floating progress...
May 21
RBulk Builder is a Batch Building companion for REALbasic
RBulk Builder is a Batch Building companion for REALbasic. With it, you can automatically launch differents builds, changing the name, the platform, the language and even constant values for each one. It is designed for people that need to build many different binaries (different platforms, localized, demo/light versions...) from a single source project file. version 1.2.7 provides applescriptability, enhancements with OS X, options to set the destination folder and custom icon flag. You can get it at: RBulk is free and open source. Hubert Garrido (
May 21
Constrictor 2.1 released by Stick Software
[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE] News Release May 21, 2002 Headline: Constrictor 2.1 released by Stick Software Summary: Version 2.1 of Constrictor, a screen snapshot utility by Stick Software, has been released. It adds many new features, fixes several bugs, and still costs only $10. Constrictor's home page is at Body: Today, Stick Software released version 2.1 of Constrictor, their acclaimed screen snapshot utility native for OS X. Constrictor is a powerful and flexible screenshot tool that supports border effects, backdrops, scaling and other customizations, and then lets you save in a variety of formats. Version 2.1 adds support for saving as PDF and EPS, generation of thumbnail icons for snaps, keyboard control over the snapped area's position & size, and much more. Constrictor is fully scriptable, and comes with several sample AppleScripts. It is localized to 11 languages including English and Japanese (Italian is new with...
May 20
Spring Cleaning 5 ships
ALADDIN SYSTEMS SHIPS SPRING CLEANING 5.0-- NEW RELEASE ADDS FEATURES TO CLEAN AND PROTECT MACINTOSH COMPUTERS AND ONLINE PRIVACY New Version Allows Customizable Searches, Selective Internet Cookie Editing, System Menu Shortcuts To Cleaning Functions And More Watsonville, CA - May 20, 2001 - Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: ALHI), today launched Spring Cleaning(r) 5.0. Spring Cleaning, the #1 uninstaller for the Macintosh, provides additional tools designed to clean Macintosh computers and protect online privacy. Optimized for Mac OS X, Spring Cleaning 5.0 provides over 16 powerful, easy-to-use tools to help users safely and easily remove hard drive and Internet clutter to increase Mac performance and protect online privacy. New 5.0 features include: customizable searches, enhanced Internet cookie editing, drag and drop capabilities, a System Menu to provide shortcuts to features, and root access allowances. Mac users who...
May 20
XChar 2.0 for Mac OS X
[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE] Gela, Italy - May 20, 2002 XCHAR 2.0 FOR MAC OS X RELEASED Today, I released XChar 2.0, a new version of the OS X utility that allows you to use uncommon characters even if you don't remember the correct key combination. This new version adds compatibility for applications which do not support Drag and Drop and also allows to copy the font and style along with the character. Moreover, lots of bugs were fixed and interface was improved. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION XChar allows you to quickly use uncommon characters even if you don't remember the key combination you need to use a certain character. How? XChar displays a window containing all the characters that your Mac can display. When you need one of it, simply drag and drop it on the place where you need it. And when you don't need XChar, you can reduce its window to a small icon and place it where you want on your screen. When you'll need it again, simply click on it and it will zoom again. Moreover, XChar is a...
May 20
Alpha8 8.0b1 Release
Alpha8 8.0b1 Release Announcement May 20, 2002 The Alpha-Cabal is pleased to announce the second public beta release of Alpha8, the next generation of the venerable Alpha text editor. We are a small group of Alpha users who have taken over its development from the original author P.Keleher. Alpha8 contains many changes & fixes to the core Alpha application; e.g. Tcl 8.3.4 is now used internally, which results in large speedups for many complex operations. As this is a beta release, it contains known bugs and may crash. Testers are encouraged to submit bug reports on any problems they encounter. An archive containing Alpha8 8.0b2 and the AlphaTcl 7.6d2 library is available for download at (5.2Mb) For more information and other download options please visit AlphaX - a MacOS X native version of Alpha8 - is currently in private alpha testing, a public release is planned for later this year. Regards,...
May 20
OpenOSX Ships Office 1.0 v2
(CA-OPENOSX) OpenOSX Ships Office 1.0 v2 SWALL MEADOWS, Calif. -- (OPENOSX-INC) -- May 20, 2002 -- OpenOSX, Inc., a leading provider of easy-to-use, world-class open-source software, today began shipping their Office 1.0 v2 CD to the budding Mac OS X community. The new version of the CD fixes a potential localization bug with AbiWord, that would prevent AbiWord from launching under certain conditions. OpenOSX has also made a free downloadable package available to update "Office 1.0" to "Office 1.0 v2" at: ( AbiWord is an award-winning open source alternative to Microsoft Word. Gnumeric is a world-class spreadsheet with 95 percent of the functions of Microsoft Excel built-in. Guppi is a dynamic charting, drawing and graphing application integrated into Gnumeric spreadsheets. SodiPodi is a vector based image manipulation program, a popular graphics editor often compared to Adobe Illustrator. TeXShop is a typesetting editor and previewer for semi- automating...
May 20
PrintMagic 1.1 for Mac OS X
This announcement is from: Steve Becker, ( Product Release Date: 5/20/02 I'm pleased to announce the release of PrintMagic 1.1 for OS X. PrintMagic for OS X has been developed to provide users with complete control over the information they print! PrintMagic is highly customizable, PrintMagic greatly enhances users' productivity when working with their Macs, and PrintMagic saves users a significant amount of money by dramatically reducing the amount of ink/toner and paper that's used when printing! SOME OF THE FEATURES INCLUDED IN PRINTMAGIC FOR OS X ARE: * PrintMagic lets users select the text that they want to print in virtually any program -- anything from a single character to multiple pages. PrintMagic eliminates the need to print an entire page or pages when all that users want are some snippets, words, sentences, or paragraphs. * PrintMagic supports styled and colored text. * PrintMagic includes a virtual Desktop Printer that supports drag-and-drop printing...
May 20
Carbon Declare Library for REALbasic
Recently there's been a rash of questions that could all be solved with Carbon Declare Library. So I'm just posting this email to tell everyone that if you haven't already done it, you should check out Carbon Declare Library. It contains no less than 96 methods all having to do with declares for Carbon, most of which work on Classic as well. It's a very useful tool, and has been contributed to by multiple developers here. Oh, and I just updated it to a new version. It now contains 2 new functions provided by Mr. Weasel Willits: GetUserName(useShortName As Boolean) and GetMachineName(). ( Kevin Ballard Email from Korea or China must go to (
May 20
Open Source Cocoa Sprite Kit 1.0 Beta release 2
Sugar Cube Software's open-source CocoaSpriteKit has reached Beta release 2. Built from ground up using Objective-C and Mac OS X's Quartz Compositing Engine, Cocoa Sprite Kit is a framework designed to make powerful 2D graphics applications with ease. Although mainly designed for 2D games, developers are encouraged to find more creative uses. The Cocoa Sprite Kit (CSK) was inspired by Cocoa, valuing ease of development and rich high level frameworks and functionality. Developers can write Cocoa applications and get features such as transparency, scaling, rotation, and other graphics transformations, collision detection and graphics layering with a minimum of programming effort. CSK is designed for both new and experienced programmers who want to focus on program logic / game-play instead of low level blitters and other graphics problems. Interested developers are welcome to provide feedback and/or participate as future contributors to the project. Beta 2 brings improved screen saver...
May 20
JobOrder Release 10.1
News Release May 20, 2002 Headline: JobOrder updates Business Management Software for Macintosh, Windows, and Internet Summary: JobOrder Release 10.1 provides advertising agencies, architects, consulting companies, design firms, and engineering firms with unprecedented control over their scheduling, estimating, job costing, project management and accounting operations. Body: JobOrder(tm) 10.1 with SmartScheduler(tm) includes major enhancements to our unique analysis and display tools with many significant improvements to JobOrder Internet and other areas including: Activity Efficiencies for Architecture Expense Distribution and Credit Card Distribution Invoice Analysis Report enhancements Notification Rules for email reminders to Clients PERT Charts Prebill Balance by Client Report Professional Versions for Architecture, Advertising, Consulting, and Engineering Road Map "footprints" to guide new users through concepts of JobOrder Scheduled nightly datafile checking...
May 17
PopChar Pro for Mac OS X
PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ergonis software Softwarepark Hagenberg A-4323 Hagenberg, Austria fax: +43 (7236) 3343-399 email: www: Subject: PopChar Pro for Mac OS X available - New platform, same ease of use Hagenberg, May-17-2002, ergonis software today announced the immediate availability of PopChar X 1.0, the Mac OS X sibling of the highly acclaimed PopChar Pro. It is as easy to use as its predecessor: just click in the small "P box" in the corner of the screen to find and insert characters without remembering the keyboard combinations. Web designers will especially enjoy the feature to insert HTML symbols. "We know that there is a huge number of Mac users eagerly awaiting a Mac OS X native version of PopChar Pro. During the last months, we have received so many inquiries from customers, many of them even telling us that they would postpone their migration to Mac OS X until PopChar Pro for Mac OS X would be available. I am...
May 17
ergonis/macility: New Home for VOODOO Personal and PopChar Pro
PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ergonis software Softwarepark Hagenberg A-4323 Hagenberg, AUSTRIA fax: +43 (7236) 3343-300 email: www: Subject: macility(tm) - new source for high-quality easy-to-use Macintosh software Hagenberg, May-17-2002, ergonis software announced macility(TM), a new brand for high-quality easy-to-use Macintosh software. ergonis software was founded in March 2002 by Christoph Reichenberger, the author of the award-winning version organizer VOODOO Personal and former product manager of UNI SOFTWARE PLUS' Macintosh product line, in cooperation with G=FCnther Blaschek, the author of PopChar Pro and easy beat= =2E The mission of ergonis software is to promote easy-to-use, yet powerful software. "I believe many of today's software systems are too complicated for the users' needs. With the user in mind, it is our goal to build software that solves problems in a user-friendly, ergonomic way, instead of burying the...
May 17
Griffin releases the ProSpeaker Breakout Cable and PowerMate
Griffin releases the ProSpeaker Breakout Cable and PowerMate software Version 1.1 for Mac OS 9 Nashville, TN - May 9, 2002. Now your world-class Mac can use world-class speakers. Griffin Technology proudly introduces the ProSpeaker-Breakout Cable. This cable allows Mac owners to connect any set of home stereo speakers directly to a PowerMac G4 or LCD iMac. The Mac itself powers the speakers and no additional external amplifier is necessary. This lets you listen to iTunes or movie soundtracks through traditional audiophile quality speakers like Infinity, Boston Acoustics, B&W, JBL, etc. - and not just through typical plastic "computer" speakers. The ProSpeaker-Breakout Cable connects to Apple's Pro Speaker Jack that is available on the new LCD iMacs and all PowerMac G4's over 500 MHz, commonly referred to as the Digital Audio PowerMac G4. This is the same output that Apple uses to connect their Apple Pro Speakers. The other side of the cable contains a pair of spring loaded speaker...
May 17
Blue World Announces New Listsearch Service
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2002 BLUE WORLD ANNOUNCES NEW LISTSEARCH SERVICE Significant re-design and re-implementation transforms Blue World ListSearch into a leading service for searching data in archives from popular email lists. Bellevue, WA--May 16, 2002--Blue World Communications, Inc.--pioneers of the Web Data Engine(tm)--today announced the immediate availability of the new Blue World ListSearch service. The Blue World ListSearch service archives messages posted to popular email discussion forums and provides a powerful search engine allowing users to quickly find answers to their technical and business related questions. In continuous operation since 1995, Blue World ListSearch provides a free service regularly used by tens of thousands of people. "For over six years, Blue World has dedicated itself toward maintaining searchable archives of many important email lists in an effort to help support the burgeoning Internet community," said Bill Doerrfeld, CEO of Blue World. "...

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade guide - How...
Warhammer 40,000: Freebladejust launched in the App Store and it lets you live your childhood dream of blowing up and slashing a bunch of enemies as a massive, hulking Space Marine. It's not easy being a Space Marine though - and particularly if... | Read more »
Gopogo guide - How to bounce like the be...
Nitrome just launched a new game and, as to be expected, it's a lot of addictive fun. It's called Gopogo, and it challenges you to hoparound a bunch of platforms, avoiding enemies and picking up shiny stuff. It's not easy though - just like the... | Read more »
Sago Mini Superhero (Education)
Sago Mini Superhero 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Education Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: KAPOW! Jack the rabbit bursts into the sky as the Sago Mini Superhero! Fly with Jack as he lifts impossible weights,... | Read more »
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes guide - How...
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes is all about collecting heroes, powering them up, and using them together to defeat your foes. It's pretty straightforward stuff for the most part, but increasing your characters' stats can be a bit confusing because it... | Read more »
The best cooking apps (just in time for...
It’s that time of year again, where you’ll be gathering around the dinner table with your family and a huge feast in front of you. [Read more] | Read more »
Square Rave guide - How to grab those te...
Square Rave is an awesome little music-oriented puzzle game that smacks of games like Lumines, but with its own unique sense of gameplay. To help wrap your head around the game, keep the following tips and tricks in mind. [Read more] | Read more »
Snowboard Party 2 (Games)
Snowboard Party 2 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Crowned the best snowboarding game available on the market, Snowboard Party is back to fulfill all your adrenaline needs in... | Read more »
One Button Travel (Games)
One Button Travel 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: “To cut a long story short, If you like interactive fiction, just go buy this one.” - “Oozes the polish that... | Read more »
Light Apprentice Volume 1 (Games)
Light Apprentice Volume 1 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Light Apprentice Volume 1 includes Chapters 1 to 4, all gathered in a new exclusive game. When life in the world of... | Read more »
The best games like Animal Crossing on m...
Animal Crossing amiibo Festival is out right now for the Wii U, reminding us of just how much fun that world can be. Or at least to go back and check in on our villages once in a while. [Read more] | Read more »

Price Scanner via

iMobie Releases its Ace iOS Cleaner PhoneClea...
iMobie Inc. has announced the new update of PhoneClean 4, its iOS cleaner designed to reclaim wasted space on iPhone/iPad for use and keep the device fast. Alongside, iMobie hosts a 3-day giveaway of... Read more
U.S. Cellular Offering iPad Pro
U.S. Cellular today announced that it is offering the new iPad Pro with Wi-Fi + Cellular, featuring a 12.9-inch Retina display with 5.6 million pixels — the most ever in an iOS device. U.S. Cellular... Read more
Newegg Canada Unveils Black Friday Deals for...
Newegg Canada is offering more than 1,000 deep discounts to Canadian customers this Black Friday, available now through Cyber Monday, with new deals posted throughout the week. “Black Friday is... Read more
Black Friday: Macs on sale for up to $500 off...
BLACK FRIDAY B&H Photo has all new Macs on sale for up to $500 off MSRP as part of their early Black Friday sale including free shipping plus NY sales tax only: - 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro: $... Read more
Black Friday: Up to $125 off iPad Air 2s at B...
BLACK FRIDAY Walmart has the 16GB iPad Air 2 WiFi on sale for $100 off MSRP on their online store. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available): - 16GB iPad Air 2 WiFi: $399, save $... Read more
Black Friday: iPad mini 4s on sale for $100 o...
BLACK FRIDAY Best Buy has iPad mini 4s on sale for $100 off MSRP on their online store for Black Friday. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available): - 16GB iPad mini 4 WiFi: $299.... Read more
Black Friday: Apple Watch for up to $100 off...
BLACK FRIDAY Apple resellers are offering discounts and bundles with the purchase of an Apple Watch this Black Friday. Below is a roundup of the deals being offered by authorized Watch resellers:... Read more
Black Friday: Target offers 6th Generation iP...
BLACK FRIDAY Save $40 to $60 on a 6th generation iPod touch at Target with free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Sale prices for online orders only, in-store prices may vary: -... Read more
Black Friday: Walmart and Target offer iPod n...
BLACK FRIDAY Walmart has the 16GB iPod nano (various colors) on sale for $119.20 on their online store for a limited time. That’s $30 off MSRP. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if... Read more
Black Friday deals on the Apple Watch and App...
Apple resellers are offering discounts and bundles with the purchase of an Apple Watch this Black Friday weekend. Below is a roundup of the deals being offered by authorized Watch resellers: Apple... Read more

Jobs Board

Storefront Operations Coordinator, *Apple* -...
# Storefront Operations Coordinator, Apple -Latin America Job Number: 43587750 Miami, Florida, United States Posted: Oct. 16, 2015 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Summary** The Read more
*Apple* Enterprise / Government Professional...
# Apple Enterprise / Gove ment Professional Services Engineer Job Number: 42292976 Reston, Virginia, United States Posted: Aug. 18, 2015 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Read more
iOS Wallet & *Apple* Pay Engineer - App...
# iOS Wallet & Apple Pay Engineer Job Number: 40586801 Santa Clara Valley, Califo ia, United States Posted: Nov. 16, 2015 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Summary** The iOS Read more
Software Engineer, *Apple* Watch - Clock Fa...
# Software Engineer, Apple Watch - Clock Face Team Job Number: 44368761 Santa Clara Valley, Califo ia, United States Posted: Nov. 14, 2015 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Read more
Administrative Assistant, *Apple* Online St...
# Administrative Assistant, Apple Online Store Job Number: 43992352 Santa Clara Valley, Califo ia, United States Posted: Nov. 9, 2015 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Summary** Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.