Subject: New software - AutoCat 2.9.2 and Autocat X 3.0b4
From: Olivier Lebra (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kebawe's AutoCat is a $15 intuitive drag & drop application that can
catalog all your removable and remote volumes by using aliases.
Version 2.9.2 for classic Mac OS correctly catalogs Mac OS X packages and
fixes other minor bugs. Version 3.0b4 runs on Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 with
MacSQL Monitor Beta Testers Wanted
For Immediate Release
April 9, 20001
MacSQL Monitor Beta Testers Wanted, New MacSQL Mailing List Created
New York, NY (April 9, 2001) Runtime Labs, Inc. is looking for Mac users to
test version 2.0 of MacSQL Monitor, slated for release in the first week of
MacSQL Monitor allows Macintosh users to interact with MySQL, Oracle,
PostgreSQL, JDBC, and ODBC databases. The software, which runs on Mac OS
8.1 or greater (including Mac OS X), allows users to view database schema,
issue queries, and import/export data from SQL databases. The application
is also fully AppleScriptable and includes sample scripts showing how it
can be used to automate publishing with Quark XPress.
Version 2.0 will allow spreadsheet like viewing/editing of remote data,
support for additional databases (M
Gefen's DVI to ADC Converter Box
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
GEFEN'S DVI TO ADC CONVERTER BOX WIDENS THE SCOPE OF APPLE CINEMA DISPLAYS
WOODLAND HILLS, CA [ April 9, 2001 ] To those who thought that life with
Apple's Display Cinema monitor couldn't get any better, it just got a
little brighter. With Gefen's DVI to ADC Converter Box, you no longer have
to scrap those classic Macintosh models-just plug them into the box, then
connect them to the monitor. It's as simple as that.
The boxes, which come with 6-foot DVI cable, 6-foot USB cable and a 208W
28V power supply, provide three main solutions:
1. to enable older G4 computers with DVI connections to connect to the 15
and 22-inch Apple Displays with ADC connections
2. to facilitate the addition of a second LCD display with ADC connections
using a PCI slot with the ATI Rage 128 pro graphics card
3. to connect VGA computers to the new Apple 17-inch Studio Display with
The 3.5 by 1-inch boxes are currently shipping and may be ordered directly
oAzium Date & Time 3.0 for FileMaker Pro
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WAVES IN MOTION ANNOUNCES OAZIUM DATE & TIME 3.0 FOR FILEMAKER PRO Improve
the reliability and performance of crucial time-based solutions
Vincenzo P. Menanno
PHOENIX. April 6, 2001. Waves In Motion has released the latest version of
oAzium Date & Time, a plug-in that makes it easy to store and index dates
from within FileMaker Pro databases.
Since it was first released in June of 1999, oAzium Date & Time has
remained one of the top five downloads for Waves In Motion; and customers
have used it for such diverse applications as reservation applications,
payroll timesheets, rental and leasing systems, event and conference
tracking, and security applications.
"Before oAzium Date & Time, the only way to incorporate time components
into my databases was through complicated FileMaker scripts," says Marcus
Silving of WorqSmart. "oAzium Date & Time...
April 9, 2001: Seybold Seminars, Boston.
CHROMiX today announced ColorThink 2.0, an upgrade to its popular color
management toolset. ColorThink 2.0 combines powerful new graphing and ICC
profile management capabilities with Mac OS X compatibility.
New features include:
- Carbon compatibility to take advantage of new Mac OS X features
- Integration of 3D graphing with OpenGL technology
- Integration of advanced network-wide and worldwide profile management using
New OpenGL integration provides fast, beautiful 3D graphs of profiles and
other color data. All colors are rendered accurately to screen so users can
see the colors of their printer's gamut as well as the shape. OpenGL allows
for wireframe, shaded objects, and advanced capabilities such as gamut
overlay, transparency and an innovative 3D slicer for detailed profile
analysis. Graphing of Hexachrome(tm) profiles is also supported in this
Jiiva announces RapidMQ: Middleware for the Mac
For Immediate Release
Middleware for the Mac!
Jiiva announces RapidMQ, the first Messaging & Queuing technology designed
for Mac OS X.
Beaverton, OR (April 6, 2001) - Jiiva, Inc., announces a beta release of
RapidMQ available for immediate download from www.jiiva.com/rapidmq.
RapidMQ is the first Messaging & Queuing technology product designed
specifically for Apple's Mac OS X. Messaging & Queuing enables software
programs to communicate securely with other programs running on remote
computers. Messaging & Queuing is a powerful and flexible communication
tool enabling normally incompatible computers to communicate.
In a growing culture of interconnected computers and people, basic software
such as an MP3 music player could benefit from Jiiva's RapidMQ. It is
increasingly common for desktop software to communicate with a server over
the Internet for product registration, software updates, technical support
chat rooms, and other functionality. RapidMQ provides a secure...
Joy 2.2 for Mac OS X
For immediate release.
JOY 2.2 AVAILABLE FOR MAC OS X
Vienna, April, 6, 2001. Joy 2.2, the popular developer productivity and RAD
tool by AAA+ Software, is now available in an updated version for Mac OS X!
Joy provides the fastest path for developers to learn Cocoa, the new way of
developing applications for the Mac. It is the tool of choice for everyone
who wants to peek under the hood of the new Mac OS!
Use Joy's run time class browser and object inspector to debug your own
programs, or even to inspect Cocoa applications you don't have the source
code for. Use the built in scripting language (syntactically compatible
teach new methods. Call Carbon API and Java methods interactively from the
Joy command window. Use Joy with Apple's InterfaceBuilder to develop
standalone Mac OS X applications in record time.
What else can I do with Joy?
That depends only...
PowerLogix Announces Profiler X
PowerLogix Announces Profiler X
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- April 6, 2001 -- PowerLogix announced today the public
beta release of their new diagnostic utility, Profiler X. Profiler X is an
OS X version of the popular Cache Profiler software fro OS 9. It allows
users of OS X to read the processor speed and cache speed and other details
of their machine.
Also included in the public beta, is a command line interface for changing
L2 cache settings. This code works with all PowerLogix upgrade cards. (Some
models of PowerLogix cards set the cache automatically and do not require
software.) It also works with all other brands of processor cards, as it
supports any PowerPC compatible SRAM and any valid PowerPC cache size.
"This new utility works on any machine running OS X," reports Robin
Howdershelt, Marketing Director for PowerLogix. "Profiler X is the first
diagnostic tool for OS X that reports processor temperature, cache size,
backside cache speed, and bus speed. It's is very helpful for owners of...
.mail.it for Mac 1.1.2 released! The ULTIMATE e-mail plug-in for FileMaker Pro
Dacons International announces the release of version 1.1.2 of the highly
popular e-mail plug-in '.mail.it'.
This free upgrade includes:
1. Additional External Function!
'Email-Adv-GetAttachedFilePath' enables you to save incoming attachments in
a seperate field for better access.
The 'Demo-Files' have been updated regarding this feature. Now it is
possible to open attachments directly from within the INBOX.
2. Signature feature added. Sign your e-mails with customized signature
with one simple 'click'.
3. MIME/Base 64 encoded .txt file attachments where decoded wrong - fixed.
4. multiple recipients in INBOX did not show properly - fixed.
5. many small improvement and fixes implemented
Here are some of the powerful features of .mail.it for Mac.
-send/receive e-mail (including attachments in all common formats)
-.mail.it will create a new record for...
Intego Acquires DiskGuard and FileGuard
INTEGO ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF TWO ENCRYPTION PROGRAMS AND ONE BACKUP PROGRAM
Miami, FL, April 5, 2001 - Intego, the leading developer of Macintosh Internet security and privacy software, today announced the acquisition of three Macintosh security products from Highware Inc. Intego will be adding two encryption programs, Intego DiskGuard and Intego FileGuard, and one backup program, Intego Personal Backup, to its catalogue. More than one million units of these programs have been sold around the world, and Intego's acquisition will provide an essential addition to its current product line.
Intego DiskGuard protects all SCSI and IDE hard disks, Zip and Jaz cartridges, and floppy disks from unauthorized access, both on individual computers and across a network. Its permanent security means that no one can access the disk's data without the correct password. At this time, when computers running Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X are started up from CD-Roms, or used as non-startup disks for other...
Glass Bead Software Releases Version 3.0.2 of SnapMail, Beloved
Intra-office Macintosh Messaging Software
For Immediate Release
Newtown, Connecticut, April 5, 2001
Today Glass Bead Software announced the release of version 3.0.2 of
SnapMail, its beloved intra-office Macintosh messaging software. This
maintenance release fixes a number of small bugs and increases stability.
SnapMail is available for download at http://www.glassbead.com
About Snap Mail: SnapMail is the complete and easy-to-use intra-office
chat, messaging and communication application for the Mac office. Using
peer-to-peer technology, SnapMail sends messages, files, and voice mail
SnapMail keeps all messages and documents safely in-house. It doesn't
require a mail server, Internet connection, or any administration. SnapMail
is a light-weight application: it requires only 1MB of RAM and runs on all
Mac OS Systems from 7.5 to OS X.
Snap Mail provides seamless and easy collaboration to small and...
INTELLI INNOVATIONS INC. RELEASES INTELLIMERGE FOR MAC OS AND MAC OS X
IntelliMerge Brings Mail Merges to Internet E-Mail With Easy-To-Use, Mac
Friendly Integrated E-Mail Merge Software
Raleigh, NC - April 5th, 2001 - Intelli Innovations, Inc., developers of
innovative Internet and productivity software for the Macintosh platform,
today announced IntelliMerge, dynamic e-mail merge software designed to
simplify keeping in touch with customers, family, and friends. IntelliMerge
features an integrated message editor, recipient database system, and
message mailer; all that's needed to manage contacts, create personalized
e-mail messages, and send them out over the Internet.
After an extensive test period for real-world testing, IntelliMerge has
today reached Golden Master, shipping status. From sending out newsletters,
offers, support information, invoices, order information, invitations, and
press releases (like this one!), IntelliMerge offers a friendly way to
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Automated Solutions Group Announces the Release of ObjectTools v1.5.7
Huntington Beach, CA - April 4, 2001: Automated Solutions Group today
announced the release of ObjectTools v1.5.7 for Macintosh and Windows.
ObjectTools is a 4th Dimension plug-in which provides a set of routines
that allow you to create Objects: a single entity in which you can store
and retrieve any amount of data of differing types. This is similar to what
you can do with 4D BLOBs, but with several important differences:
Rather than using offsets, data is stored into and retrieved from Objects
by name. Whereas BLOBs are the equivalent of ROM -- once written, you
cannot really modify their contents -- Objects are more like RAM. Once
stored, data in Objects can be modified in place, retrieved into 4D
variables, and copied to other Objects. Because Objects are represented by
Longint handles, you can create arrays of Objects.
Bug Fixes in v1.5.7
- If an object was saved...
ConceptDraw Viewer 1.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CS-ODESSA ANNOUNCES CONCEPTDRAW VIEWER 1.0
Odessa, Ukraine - April 4th, 2001 - Computer Systems Odessa Corp.,
announces the release of ConceptDraw Viewer 1.0.
ConceptDraw Viewer is a cross-platform application intended for viewing and
printing ConceptDraw documents, as well as files of several other graphic
formats. It exists in the Mac OS and Windows versions. The Mac OS version
is carbonized and works under Mac OS X.
The Viewer is distributed free of charge and is available from ConceptDraw
web site at:
ConceptDraw Viewer features:
- handy tools for scrolling and zooming documents;
- powerful printing capabilities;
- convenient arrangement of windows, when viewing several documents;
- Internet integration.
ConceptDraw is the powerful application for creating professional-looking
flowcharts, business diagrams, research layouts, organization schemes,
plans and more. It's cross-platform, so all...
DevDepot RAM Store Rolls Out
DEVDEPOT RAM STORE GOES ONLINE!
-- Build to order memory, lifetime guarantee, up to the minute pricing!
Westlake Village, CA -- April 4th, 2001 -- DevDepot, the source for
technology and developer products, has put online a new memory store that
offers over 5,000 types of RAM and memory products -- for
Macs, PCs, even Flash Memory for cameras or MP3 players. DevDepot is
taking a different and innovative approach to RAM. Each module is built to
order, making sure customers get exactly the module they need, shipped
within a few days, at up-to-the-minute prices.
DevDepot's RAM store (http://www.devdepot.com/memory) features an
interactive, lightning fast "RAM Locator" that will help customers identify
their computer make and model from over 1,400 types of systems. The RAM
Locator then presents customers with their systems memory requirements,
limitations, and a list of modules available with up-to-the-minute prices.
"The great thing about DevDepot's build to order approach is that...
QuickCode Pro v4.2
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Automated Solutions Group Announces QuickCode Pro v4.2 Release
Huntington Beach, CA - April 3, 2001: Automated Solutions Group today
announced the release of QuickCode Pro 4.2 for the Macintosh, the popular
assistant editor for 4th Dimension.
QuickCode Pro (QCP) dramatically enhances the 4th Dimension method editor
with a host of features designed to simplify and accelerate the process of
writing 4D code.
What's new in QuickCode Pro 4.2
- There are several new options you can use in the replace string for
regular expressions, including options to change the case of portions of
the matched string. Please see the main documentation for details.
- Regular expression (regex) searching and replacing has been added! For
information, please see the main documentation.
- If using 4D 6.5.5+, the Method Tool now has an Open by name menu item
that allows you to open a method by full or partial name. You can also
Pepper 3.6.1 released
Today Hekkelman Programmatuur b.v. has released Pepper 3.6.1, an update for
the powerful text editor for both MacOS X and MacOS 9. This update fixes
some of the problems reported on MacOS X and adds a commandline launcher.
Pepper is a very powerful text editor targeted at programmers, html writers
and scripters, yet Pepper's friendly user interface allows anyone to use
its power quickly and easily.
Pepper comes with language support for 12 different languages and has a
very long list of features that rivals those of all other editors. Most
notably Pepper comes with support for unlimited file sizes, can manipulate
rectangular ranges of text and Pepper has a worksheet that allows the
execution of shell commands from within Pepper. And Pepper runs natively on
MacOS X, now.
System requirements for Pepper are, 5 Mb of disk space, MacOS X or MacOS 9
with CarbonLib 1.2.5.
Pepper is distributed as shareware, it costs only USD 45. The upgrade is
free for all current users...
Package Tracker 3.0
INTELLI INNOVATIONS INC. RELEASES PACKAGE TRACKER 3.0 FOR MAC OS/MAC OS X
New Update Adds Enhanced QuickTracking, Customizable Tracking Lists, U.S.
Postal Service Rate Calculator And More - Now Shipping Commercially Online
And On CD-ROM
Raleigh, NC - April 3rd, 2001 - Intelli Innovations, Inc., developers of
innovative Internet and productivity software for the Macintosh platform,
today announced a significant upgrade to its award winning, multi-carrier
package management solution Package Tracker.
Package Tracker 3.0 is the first and only complete, multi-carrier tracking
and parcel management system available on the Macintosh platform.
Package Tracker 3.0 adds many new features, including:
* 100% Carbonized version now available for customers running Mac OS X
* Redesigned QuickTrack window displays only relevant information for a
specific package in a new, hierarchical list view
* New fields added to Tracking Lists, including internal tracking ID, notes
field for customer information...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PINEHILL PRODUCTS RELEASES FINALWORD 2.0 - POWERFUL TEXT EDITING
April 3rd, 2001 - Rochester, NY - PineHill Products releases FinalWord 2.0,
the premier Macintosh text editor for the Mac OS and Mac OS X operating
FinalWord 2.0 is one of the most powerful and easy to use text editor for
the Macintosh out today with up to date features and the ability to read
Windows/DOS files. FinalWord combines both the simplicity and the power of
the Macintosh to allow you to create and edit any file dealing with text on
both Mac OS and Mac OS X.
FinalWord 2.0 has all of the features and options you need to create or
edit compelling text or word processing documents with its easy to use
interface and compatibility.
Key Features of FinalWord 2.0:
- Crash Protection
- Remove Forwarded Quotes
- Text Info Window
- Font Setup and Preview
- Send as eMail
- New spell checker with more features, interface, and is speedier
- Open as URL, Convert to URL
- New preferences...
SuperLock 4.0.2 Lite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TriVectus Releases SuperLock 4.0.2 Lite
Phoenix, AZ -- Monday, April 3, 2001 -- TriVectus, LC today announced the
immediate availability of version 4.0.2 of SuperLock Lite, the company's
slimmed-down version of the Macintosh's premier shareware security utility,
SuperLock Pro. This new version fixes all known problems with 4.0.1,
including incompatibility with Mac OS 9.1.
A detailed list of the changes in 4.0.2 can be found at:
==About SuperLock Lite==
SuperLock has been the premier Macintosh shareware security utility for
eight years. It is available in two versions, a Pro version and a Lite
version. The Pro version is a feature-heavy program designed to handle a
nearly unlimited number of users, while the Lite version is slimmed down
for use in primarily single-user environments. SuperLock Lite includes the
* Optionally blocks use of the Command-Option-escape key sequence to
PageNOW! 2.0 Mac Paging/SMS
NEWS: PageNOW! 2.0 Mac Paging/SMS Released (Personal Edition, Lite, Server)
A long time in the making, we are pleased to announce the availability of
PageNOW! 2.0 for MacOS. With support for TCP based paging, and a number of
new and improved features across the board, we are sure everyone will find
something to look forward to in this widely anticipated update to PageNOW!
With PageNOW! 2.0 you can reach pagers and digital phones with:
Enter and manage urgent messages to colleagues and family on your Mac,
then send them off via modem or internet connection.
--)Appointments and Reminders
Send yourself full-text reminder pages to keep you on time
during your busy day.
Receive e-mail from Internet, online services, or your office network
on your pager.
Receive important messages from 3rd party network monitoring applications
such as EtherPeek, InterMapper, LAN Surveyor, PageSentry, Server...
Macromind FreeHand 10 for Mac OS X
MACROMEDIA ANNOUNCES FREEHAND 10, SUPPORTS MAC OS X
Next Generation Of Design Software Enhances Macromedia Flash Integration
San Francisco, CA -- April 2, 2001 -- Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACR) today
announced Macromedia FreeHand 10, which features new creative tools,
productivity enhancements, tight integration with Macromedia Flash(tm) 5,
the Macromedia User Interface, and the ability to multi-publish to both
print and the Web. Upon its release, FreeHand 10 will be available on
Macintosh and Windows platforms, including Mac OS X, Apple's next
generation operating system using the sleek new Aqua interface.
"Macromedia FreeHand 10 is designed to make the lives of graphics
professionals easier and more productive through rich Macromedia Flash
integration, templates, and the ability to intuitively create content that
can be delivered to both print and the Web," said Kevin Lynch, president of
Macromedia products. "In addition, we are committed to developing our
Symantec Products for Mac OS X
SYMANTEC'S INDUSTRY-LEADING INTERNET
SECURITY AND PROBLEM SOLVING PRODUCTS SUPPORT MAC OS X CUSTOMERS BY
PROVIDING IMMEDIATE COMPATIBILITY
CUPERTINO, Calif. - April 2, 2001 - -- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a
world leader in Internet security technology, today announced that Norton
AntiVirus 7.0 for Macintosh, Norton Utilities 6.0.for Macintosh, Norton
SystemWorks for Macintosh, and Norton Internet Security for Macintosh
support Apple's new Mac OS X platform through bootable compact disk and Mac
OS 9.1, included with Mac OS X. Users of Mac OS X will immediately benefit
from many of Symantec's market-leading innovations in Internet security,
award-winning anti-virus protection and state-of-the-art problem-solving
tools to provide comprehensive Macintosh computing solutions.
Macintosh customers using computers released before 2001, as well as the
2001 Titanium PowerBook, can run the current versions of Symantec's
Macintosh products with Mac OS X via the software packages'...
4D Bundles Products with Adobe GoLive 5.0
4D, Inc. news for immediate release
April 2, 2001. San Jose, CA.
4D Bundles Products with Adobe GoLive 5.0 to Offer Complete Dynamic Web
4D SA, publishers of the 4th Dimension RAD/RDBMS Environment and WebSTAR
Server Suite, announced today that it has bundled Adobe GoLive(tm) 5.0
software with several of its products to provide complete Web Server
Solutions which will enable the integration of dynamic database content
into HTML pages created with Adobe GoLive 5.0. The products bundled with
GoLive 5.0 are 4D Developer Edition, 4D Server Standard, and 4D Server
Developer Editions along with a new product called 4D Web Edition.
Since 4D version 6.7 has so many new and improved Web features, an
increasing number of 4D developers are using a combination of HTML editors
and 4D as a Web server. 4D version 6.7.1 includes a plug-in for GoLive 5.0
called 4D Extend Script, which facilitates the setting-up of HTML tags
inside GoLive 5.0. The plug-in installs a new '4D tab' in...
CommonGround Softworks - Qilan 2.0 (beta) for OS X
CommonGround Softworks Inc. Announces Qilan 2.0 (beta) for Mac OS X
HOOKSETT, NEW HAMPSHIRE - April 2, 2001 - CommonGround Softworks Inc. today
announces Qilan 2.0 (beta) for Mac OS X (final release).
"Qilan 2.0 is a significant upgrade to our web-based data server and access
environment. We have added access to MS SQL Server along with our existing
access to FrontBase, OpenBase and Helix. Qilan 2.0 now deploys Java
standards based technology for future access to a wider range of databases"
Some of the significant new features are:
*128 bit data block cipher encryption (TwoFish) available between the
datasource and the web server
*Like pattern matching
*Improved Date and Time constant handling
*Improved html controls for data iteration in Qilan table
*Creates data relationships "on-the-fly"
*Uses JDBC database connectivity
*Improved flexibility of Qilan tag placement in a web page template
"Qilan 2.0 can now be used by developers under OS X who are looking for a
Iomega Predator External CD-RW Drive with FireWire
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IOMEGA PREDATOR CD-RW DRIVE WITH FIREWIRE ADAPTER NOW SHIPPING
ROY, Utah, April 2, 2001 - Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader
in data management solutions, is now shipping its Predator external CD-RW
drive with FireWire connectivity to North American distributors. The new
Predator FireWire drive combines style and performance, offering twice the
CD-R write speed of USB 1.1 and five times the CD read speed.
Iomega's Predator CD-RW drive with FireWire connectivity has a rated
performance of 8X4X32X (8X write, 4X rewrite, 32X read) and supports
additional popular interfaces by using detachable and interchangeable
adapters. Users will be able to easily switch among any of four
hot-swappable connection types: USB 1.1, FireWire, and PC Card and USB 2.0
when available. These choices will give Predator owners the freedom to
transform their drives as needed for different desktop and laptop
"Offering the speed of FireWire with our sleek Predator CD-...
OpenBase SQL 6.5.5, For Mac OS X & other platforms
Latest Release of OpenBase SQL Offers MacOS X and PHP4 Compatibility
New OpenBase for PHP License Just $499
Francestown, NH - April 2, 2001 - OpenBase International, Ltd. has begun
shipping OpenBase SQL 6.5.5 -- the latest release of its high-performance
SQL database for MacOS X and other platforms. New features include PHP4
compatibility and numerous enhancements.
"OpenBase SQL already provides the best performance for WebObjects and
client/server applications," says Scott Keith, CTO of OpenBase
International. "Now developers have the option to build and deploy
inexpensive PHP applications as well."
Proven Architecture Delivers Optimal Database Performance
OpenBase ensures data availability and integrity through its proven fault
tolerant architecture -- and delivers superior performance, with
applications running at...
METAL BASIC v1.7a
For Immediate Release: Saturday, March 31, 2001
Galactic Dreams Software proudly presents METAL v1.7a!
METAL v1.7a is a 100% free extended BASIC language metacompiler. See below
for download info.
One of the fastest BASICs around, METAL (Meta Language) has a rich command
library that includes powerful graphics, sound, speech, math and file I/O
METAL is a complete programming environment that readily produces
standalones and features numerous examples, 5700 lines of hypertextual
documentation and a pleasant to use editor.
METAL is used in scientific research around the globe (quick calculations),
in software development companies (for prototyping), in K-12 and higher
education and, of course, by the beginners who are trying to enter the
world of programming.
What's new in METAL v1.7a (a brief summary):
- vastly improved compiler stability
- better editor
- better help system
- tremendously improved error reporting
- new loop constructs
- new constructs for...
DevDepot Launches Home Automation Store
DEVDEPOT LAUNCHES HOME AUTOMATION STORE!
Imagine your home coming to life -- lights turning on as you enter a room,
drapes that close at sundown, being able to start your morning coffee
brewing with a bed side switch. Home automation can make your life easier,
bring down expensive utility bills, and make your home or office more
secure. It's *so* easy to do!
And the place to start is:
Home Automation is based on PowerLine Carrier signaling (sometimes called
X-10) that enables control signals to be transmitted anywhere in your house
on your existing 110V electrical lines. Just plug a controller into one
electrical outlet and a module at another -- you now have remote control!
Controllers can be a console setting by your bed, wall switches, timers, or
a key chain wireless remote. They can also be sensors that know when a door
or cabinet opens, that recognize motion -- even monitor daylight or the
weather. Control modules can turn on your...
REALbasic 3.1b5 now available
Mac OS X 10.0 (the version released on March 24) is substantially different
from the Mac OS X Public Beta. REALbasic 3.0 works fine on the Public Beta
but not on version 10.0. If you are using Mac OS X 10.0, you need to be
using REALbasic 3.1, currently in beta. REAL Software offers open betas,
that is anyone who wants to can download a REALbasic beta and use it.
CtoFB3: Translates C to FutureBASIC^3
CtoFB3 translates functions and programs from the C programming language
into FutureBASIC^3 LOCAL FNs requiring minimal editing. CtoFB3 gives
FutureBasic^3 programmers easier access to the substantial C Libraries that
are widely available.
CtoFB3 is in the final stages of development and has been released so that
programmers can take advantage of its power now. Almost all C statements
and operators are currently handled. Code fragments and entire programs can
be translated, including those containing multiple nested include
The current beta and details can be found at
CtoFB3 is being released as freeware for FB programmers, however, if you
use CtoFB3 in a project please credit this program, CtoFB3, and the author,
Michael Kluskens, in your program's About Box. Commercial distribution of
CtoFB3 is prohibited without written permission from the author.
CtoFB3 is a compiled PowerPC FutureBASIC^3 application (StazSoftware
Beehive ftp forms v2.7
P R E S S R E L E A S E
Albuquerque, NM - March. 28, 2001 - Pine Island Software is releasing new
2.7 versions of our "Beehive ftp forms" desktop file transfer client for
Macintosh ,Windows and Browsers. We are also releasing and new 2.7 versions
of our "Beehive ftp manager" automation utility for Macintosh and windows.
New features include, native html forms support, job numbering, scheduled
folder polling and auto-send, multiple email notifications, central
administration and updating and complete integration with Pine Island's
universal file transfer portal SendFile.NET. (BEEHIVE FTP FORMS DEMOS AT
SendFile.NET is the first complete JAVA ftp applet for use with Macintosh
browsers with MRJ! Pine island Software has installed over 500 site
licenses of the new Browser-based Java ftp client at printing, prepress and
Newspaper sites. Unlike other Browser-based file transfer products,
SendFile.NET supports true ftp (file transfer protocol) and does NOT...
WWDC 2001: Exhibitor Fair
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EXHIBITOR FAIR SHOWCASE RETURNS TO APPLE'S WWDC 2001
- Exhibit space is available on a first come, first served basis!
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA -- March 29, 2001 -- Xplain Custom Services today
announced the return of the official "WWDC Exhibitor Fair" to Apple's
Worldwide Developer Conference (May 21-25, 2001). In the exhibit area,
developers will showcase their newest products which support Mac OS X and
other Apple technologies.
"WWDC Exhibitor Fair is the focal point for seeing the latest technical
wares on the Mac," said Neil Ticktin, CEO, Xplain Corporation and Publisher
of MacTech Magazine. "With a mission focused on serving the
developer/technical communities, the WWDC Exhibitor Fair will have vendors
of all types and sizes showing off the best the Mac has to offer. If you're
just beginning as a programmer, developing web content, managing networks,
or have been a part of the developer community for years, you'll have the
opportunity to meet the experts face-...
SuSE Linux 7.1 PowerPC Edition
The PowerPC Edition of Europe's bestseller Linux available in early April
Today, SuSE Linux announced the upcoming release of SuSE Linux 7.1 PowerPC
Edition in early April. SuSE supplies the latest Linux operating system and
more than 1,000 assorted applications for Mac users on 6 CDs. With SuSE's
optimized Kernel 2.4.2 SuSE Linux 7.1 PowerPC Edition boasts a greatly
enhanced USB support. SuSE Linux 7.1 PowerPC Edition also features the
support for the sound system ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) for
SuSE Linux 7.1 PowerPC Edition (6 CDs, 500-page manual, 60 days
installation support) will be available in early April directly from the
manufacturer as well as from bookstores and software retailers. The
recommended retail price is USD 49.95.
For more information, please see: www.suse.com
About SuSE: http://www.suse.com/us/suse/index.html
Linux Expands Its User Market
TNS EMNID survey in Germany: one out of four computer owners intends to
install Linux operating...
FrontBase 2.22 for Mac OS X
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRONTBASE, INC. UNVEILS FRONTBASE 2.22 FOR MAC OS X
FOOTHILL RANCH, CA., March 28, 2001 - FrontBase, Inc., today announced
FrontBase database, version 2.22, the first scalable relational database
server available for Mac OS X. FrontBase 2.22 is designed to be the
foundation for dynamic and scalable website and application deployments on
Mac OS X.
"We built much of FrontBase 2.22 in Cocoa for fast, native performance on
Mac OS X and excellent interoperability with WebObjects," said Geert B.
Clemmensen, founder and CEO of FrontBase, Inc. "Utilizing the Cocoa
environment has allowed us to develop associated and necessary tools as
much as 5 to 10 times faster than on any other platform."
"Mac OS X's open source foundation, advanced standards based networking,
and superior performance make it an ideal platform for web development and
deployment," said Clent Richardson, Apple's vice president of Worldwide
Developer Relations. "With FrontBase providing a robust,...
Class Software and CSDC Systems
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLASS SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS AND CSDC ANNOUNCE MARKETING AND TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE
VANCOUVER, BC, TORONTO, ON - MARCH 27, 2001 - Class Software Solutions Ltd. (CSS) and CSDC Systems Inc. (CSDC) announced today an agreement on a Memo of Understanding on a comprehensive Cooperative Development and Joint Marketing Agreement to provide common, on-line, integrated, e-government solutions to local governments in North America.
With global e-commerce spending expected to rise from $111 billion this year to $1.3 trillion in 2003 (International Data Corporation), Internet delivery of services will be a growing concern for local and regional governments.
The objective of the alliance is to allow local governments to more easily develop citizen-centered service delivery using the Internet. The alliance will provide governments with the ability to:
o Eliminate duplicate data entry
o Provide the optimum in administrative efficiency
o Use a common e-commerce framework
o Use a common...
Web Crossing for Mac OS X
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Naomi Pearce
WEB CROSSING FOR MAC OS X NOW IN PUBLIC BETA
Enterprise-level Communications Software for Online Communities
Maximizes the Power of Mac OS X
SAN FRANCISCO, March 27, 2001 -- Web Crossing, Inc. today announced
its Web Crossing on Mac OS X is now in public beta, maximizing the
power of Unix while taking full advantage of the stability,
reliability and performance advances of Apple's new ultra-modern Mac
OS X. Available as a complete server hosted solution or as a
traffic-based sliding-scale licensed download, Web Crossing is
located at (www.webcrossing.com). The new public beta of Web Crossing
is available for testing or 30-day trial today at
"Mac OS X showcases the power, scalability and extensibility of Web
Crossing," said Tim Lundeen, founder and CEO of Web Crossing. "Our
ease of customization dovetails well with the advanced graphics...
DataShell for Valentina Delivers Object Relational DB for FutureBASIC^3
March 27, 2001. MacBrowse is proud to announce the availability of DataShell
1.2, a driver solution that allows FutureBASIC^3 developers to use Valentina
XCMD, an object-relational, SQL-powered database engine, in their
DataShell 1.2 features an improved parameter cache system and is slightly
faster than previous versions.
FutureBASIC, from Staz Software (http://www.stazsoftware.com), is an award
winning development environment for the Apple Macintosh, based on the
popular BASIC language. Thanks to DataShell, the wait for a
FutureBASIC-enabled database engine is over. DataShell is very easy to use,
no complex project setup or hard to learn syntax. You will be creating
database applications from scratch in a very short period of time.
"FutureBASIC is a favorite for creating small, extremely fast applications
on the Macintosh platform. However no major database vendor has stepped up
to the plate...
Iomega and SONICblue
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Iomega Announces Strategic Relationship with SONICblue's Rio Division for Future Technology Offerings
ROY, Utah, March 27, 2001 - Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data management solutions, announced today that it will work with Rio, a division of SONICblue Incorporated (Nasdaq:SBLU), to incorporate Iomega's internal 100MB PocketZip(TM) drive into future Rio(R) offerings.
"Even before we announced our new 100MB PocketZip drive earlier this month, we knew we were going to create excitement among industry leaders," said Bruce Albertson, president and CEO, Iomega Corporation. "It's gratifying to be starting at the top with Rio, the pioneer and market leader in portable digital audio players, as our first 100MB PocketZip OEM partner."
Iomega's new PocketZip 100MB drive uses matchbook-sized 100MB disks that are protected from scratches by a durable metal shell. PocketZip 100MB disks will retail for as little as $10 each, lowering the cost of...
O'Reilly Book Relese: Learning Web Design
For immediate release
For more information, a review copy, cover art or an
interview with the author, contact:
Kathryn Barrett (707) 829-0515 ext 387 or email@example.com
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO LEARN WEB DESIGN SAYS O'REILLY AUTHOR
Sebastopol, CA--Confronted with the increasing complexity and
sophistication of today's web pages, would-be designers may feel that
they have arrived too late to make their mark in the world of web
design. Best-selling web design author Jennifer Niederst assures
budding designers that this is not the case in her new book, "Learning
Web Design, A Beginner's Guide to HTML, Graphics, and Beyond"
(O'Reilly, US $34.95).
"Although it may seem that the whole world has a personal web page, or
that your colleagues are all light years ahead of you in web
experience, I can assure you that you're not too late," says Niederst.
"Furthermore, there is plenty of room for you in the business. The
industry is thirsty for folks who know how to make web pages (even at
VPCom VPN Client Software: Mac OS Version
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ashley Laurent Releases Mac OS Version of VPCom VPN Client Software for OEM
and Enterprise Customers, Names Neon Software Enterprise Distributor
Comprehensive OEM Product Line now includes Windows, Mac OS, and Embedded
operating system support
AUSTIN, March 27, 2001 - Ashley Laurent, a market leader in network
security solutions, has released its VPCom VPN client software for the
Macintosh platform. Built upon the VPCom 2.6 client for Windows, the VPN
client of choice for IBM and other manufacturers, the new client offers
secure, IPSec compliant remote access for Mac OS users.
Ashley Laurent has also partnered with Neon Software Inc. to provide the
VPN clients to customers who require a robust, hardware independent VPN
Client solution for their extranet business needs. Neon Software will offer
both the Mac OS and Windows clients as stand-alone solutions to enterprise
With this new offering, Ashley Laurent has expanded its OEM software
PowerLogix Announces Mac OS X Compatibility
PowerLogix Announces Mac OS X Compatibility
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- March 27, 2001 -- PowerLogix has tested and now confirmed
Mac OS X compatibility with some of their most popular G3 processor
upgrades. Testing with Apple's new Mac operating system has confirmed that
the iForce G3 processor upgrades for the iMac rev. A-C machines are already
fully compatible and require no updates. Equally compatible are the
BlueChip and BlueChip LS processor upgrades for the Wall Street and Lombard
PowerBook G3's respectively.
Owners of PowerForce G4 and G3 ZIF cards will need a new version of the
G3/G4 Cache Profiler utility in order to enable the high speed backside
cache on these processor upgrades. This revised system Extension is
expected within two weeks and will be posted on the PowerLogix site when
"For those who were waiting for the release of Mac OS X before they
considered investing in a compatible upgrade, the time is now," said Robin
Sharp-Howdershelt, Marketing Director...
New Mac OS X Developer Books
These O'Reilly titles are available for pre-order through DevDepot (http://www.devdepot.com/books), mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org, Toll
free: 800-MACDEV-1, Outside US/Canada: 805-494-9797, Fax: 805-494-9798.
OSErrrs database 2.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Troi Automatisering releases OSErrrs database 2.0
FileMaker Pro database explains over 4000 Operating System error codes for both Mac OS and Windows!
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, March 26th, 2001-- Troi Automatisering today released Troi OSErrrs 2.0, a FileMaker Pro database which lists Operating System error codes for both Mac OS and Windows.
What is the OSErrrs database?
The Troi OSErrrs database lists over 4000 error codes and their explanation. All current Mac OS and Windows error codes known by Troi are listed in this database. Some of these errors might be returned by one of the Troi plug-ins (but of course not all!). Troi OSErrrs can be searched for a particular error code and also contains the name, category and a short description of the error, which makes it a useful tool for (database) developers.
Version 2.0 adds 735 Mac OS errors and 1659 Windows errors, making a total of 4300 error codes. We also cleaned up the interface. We now offer the...
LogotypeMaker has just been updated to version 2.2.1.
New features in 2.2.1
- Added text size popup button in the slide show prep dialog.
- Added a rapid advance function in the slide show window; pressing the "Auto-Play" button will now immediately go to the next frame.
The following bugs found in version 2.2.0. have been fixed:
- Trying to move lines between the fields would yield to unexpected results. This new bug has been fixed.
- Kerning: The "Wide" button would not always work properly.
Quick Summary in case you have missed the former PRs:
LogotypeMaker's main function is the typesetting of a text string using all the user's activated fonts. The application's purpose is to help graphics professionals choosing an appropriate typeface in the early stages of creating a logotype.
Contact: Daniel C. Kueng
BLUE LINE STUDIOS
Phone: ++41 61...
Return For Filemaker
Press Contact: Louisa Ireland
Tel: +44 (0) 1262 673591
For Immediate Release:
Fed up of being bound by Filemakers enter key? Then you need "Return
Have you had enough of being bound by Filemakers enter key? Are you
tired of hitting the return key by accident? Then "Return For
Filemaker" is definitely for you! Peninsula's "Return For Filemaker"
is a brand new revolutionary plug in which enables you to press the
return key rather than the enter key when doing loops. It really is
amazingly helpful because "Return For Filemaker" is something that
has been longed for for a very long time.
It's extremely easy to use, all you do is install the plug in and
away you go! Needing to save time? then this plug in is excellent
because rather than wasting time accidently pressing the return key,
you'll be able to press the return key at your leisure and save it!
It's available for either Mac or PC, so whatever you've got - it
isn't a problem. The best thing about this...
iView PhotoMover 2.0 for OS X and 9
Press Release - iView PhotoMover Released for Mac OS X and 9
iView PhotoMover is the easiest way to share your photos online.
iView MediaPro is the easiest and most powerful way to organize your photos.
iView PhotoMover and MediaPro are essential tools for every beginner and
professional digital photographer.
iView PhotoMover provides Mac users with an easy way to upload photos
directly to some of the top photo archive sties on the net, including Club
Photo, Zing, Sony ImagaeStation, Nikon.Net, FotoTime and PhotoPoint.
PhotoMover works with the very best and most popular photo archive sites on
the net. Share all your digital photos with family and friends without
having to email megabytes of images. Your clients, friends and family can
order professionally printed copies of your photos on many different media
(including photographic paper, posters, t-shirts, mugs and even cookies)
from these sites and have them shipped anywhere.
Download the latest version of iView PhotoMover...
Whisper is a free, open source, general purpose Mac/Win32 C++ application framework. It's the successor to the Mac framework Raven. Like Raven Whisper is a modern framework that takes advantage of templates, multiple inheritance, STL, and exceptions. It's also designed around the notion of Design by Contract and includes numerous debugging tools.
Whisper 2.0 and a complete change history can be found at (http://www.halcyon.com/www3/jesjones/Whisper/Home.html). This is a big release with numerous bug fixes and changes, but there are three main changes:
1) Instead of one monolithic framework Whisper is now divided into nine framelets. This should make it a lot easier to pull in just what you want from the framework.
2) I've added a COM-like object model. This is similar to Microsoft's COM but plugins are required to be written in C++, exceptions are used instead of return codes, strings instead of GUID's, and reference counting is automated. This makes it possible to create very...
CDFINDER 3.1 RELEASED
March 24, 2001, Moerfelden, Germany
The author today announced the immediate availability of
CDFinder is the first disk cataloger tool for Apples new
operating system for the Macintosh, Mac OS X.
Together with CDWinder 1.1 for Windows, (http://www.cdwinder.de/)
this is the first cross platform, network solution to catalog disks
and CD-ROMs on a Macintosh and a PC.
The new version can be obtained from the CDFinder Homepage
A single user license of CDFinder is $20, multi user licenses are available.
CDFinder is a very fast and powerful tool to catalog your hard
disks,CD-ROMs, DVDs, floppies, ZIPs and anything else that spins. It has a great user interface and very useful search functions. CDFinder supports drag&drop and
requires a PowerPC CPU. While System 8.5 is required, CDFinder is also fully compatible to MacOS 9.1 and Mac OS X. A special feature is the multi-lingual user interface
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2001
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APCONS IntellaPatch Electronic Fiber Optic Patch Panel Now
Supports Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP), 32 Ports, and 2 Gbd
Portland, OR -- APCON, a leading manufacturer of network hardware and
software solutions, has announced two new versions of their industry
leading Intelligent Electronic Fiber Optic Patch Panel or
IntellaPatch panels. The new products, Model ACI-2048 and ACI-2049
offer up to 32 ports with fixed or Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP)
optical transceivers in 1 and 2 Gbd formats. These systems offer new
and previously unavailable flexibility in management of fibre channel
connections for test and compatibility labs, Storage Area Networks
(SAN), and high value cable management.
APCONs IntellaPatch panel is the...