Excel Software Ships MacA&D 7.3
Design Tool for UML, Database Design and Structured Analysis & Design
Placitas, NM - June 14, 2001 - Excel Software today began shipping a major
upgrade of MacA&D, the industry's leading software design tool for
Macintosh. MacA&D 7.3 adds XML support, integrated test documents, more
flexible requirements traceability and enhancements to its scriptable HTML
XML ( eXtensible Markup Language) has become a popular industry standard
for exchanging information that is human readable, platform independent and
somewhat self-explanatory. XML is stored in a text file using tagged data
values and is widely supported by editors, browsers, parsers and other
third party tools. All MacA&D design documents can be listed as XML files
or imported from XML files. This includes class models, object models,
state models, process models, structure models, data models, task models,
screen models, data dictionary, and requirements.
New Version of Rewind=AE Released
Power On Updates Macworld Best of Show Winner to Version 1.2
Columbus, Ohio - June 14, 2001 - Power On Software, Inc. today announced
that it has updated Rewind=AE, its Macworld Best of Show award-winning
utility. The new version makes a number of improvements to the
application's compatibility and operation. Rewind allows users to reverse
disasters and mistakes with a click. The software monitors the changes that
occur to Macintosh files and the operating system during regular use. By
keeping track of these changes, Rewind permits the user to travel back in
time to a point before a problem occurred. A simple calendar interface
displays a list of files and events and pointing and clicking on the
desired time or file brings the user back from the brink of disaster. The
new version, available today, includes the following enhancements:
* Implemented controls to limit the size of the Rewind archive
* Improved compatibility provides greater stability with...
Corona: Cash-Basis Accounting Software for Small Business
Cash-Basis Accounting Software for Small Business Available
Corona is a new software application for Mac OS X that is great for
managing a checking account dedicated to a cash-basis business. What is
unique about Corona is that Corona's files can be opened by any common
spreadsheet software that imports tab-delimited data. Corona can also open
exported information from spreadsheets and databases, making transaction
data easy to share between software applications.
For recordkeeping, Corona easily facilitates transaction entry and bank
reconcilement, helps one find items in the transaction data and quickly
gleans monthly detail by account. Corona also provides monthly or total
reports for income and trial balance. All of Corona's queries and reports
can be printed, or saved as files on disk.
Corona was created because in more than 16 years experience performing
general ledger accounting with a computer, Corona's author, R Charles
Flickinger, has yet to find an accounting software that...
The Quesa Development Team are pleased to announce the release of Quesa
1.6d13, the latest release of their portable Open Source implementation of
Apple's QuickDraw 3D API.
This release increases compatibility with the QD3D 1.6 API, includes over a
year's worth of bug fixes and new features, and supports Mac OS 8/9, Mac OS
X (Carbon or Cocoa), Linux, Windows, and Be.
Applications written to the Quesa API can take advantage of an extensive
high-level 3D toolkit (including file importers/exporters, plug-in
renderers, and high-level geometries), while still leveraging the
performance of low-level OpenGL 3D hardware acceleration.
Major changes for 1.6d13 include:
- New support for Bitmap and PixMap Marker geometries
- New support for transparency in software rendering, unlike QD3D
- New API reference documentation, generated by HeaderDoc
- New support for the Viewer library on Carbon and Windows
- Added preliminary support for writing 3DMF files
- Added preliminary Carbon...
FrontBase Adaptor for WebObjects 5
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 14: FrontBase Announces FrontBase Adaptor for
New adaptor gives WebObjects 5 developers access to FrontBase databases.
Foothill Ranch, CA (June 12, 2001) =97FrontBase, Inc., the developers of
FrontBase, the first scalable relational database for Mac OS X, today
announced the FrontBase Adaptor for WebObjects 5, an OS X plug-in that lets
WebObjects 5 developers use FrontBase relational database servers in their
applications. FrontBase is the first outside vendor that has provided a
solution for Apple Computer=92s WebObjects 5 development platform, which was
dramatically rewritten to take advantage of pure Java.
The FrontBase Adaptor for WebObjects 5 supports all of the features of
EOModeler, such as table creation, schema synchronization, and reverse
engineering of models. This adaptor also customizes table maintenance
statements for SQL 92 compliance, giving WebObjects 5 developers the
ability to add the enterprise strength of FrontBase database to...
Monkeybread Software Releases 13 REALbasic Plugins
MONKEYBREAD SOFTWARE RELEASES NEW AND UPDATED REALBASIC PLUGINS
6/13/01 - Thirteen great REALbasic plugins are now available from the
Monkeybread Software website! http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.com
The plugins include:
This REALbasic plug-in allows you to get and set resolutions for all
attached moniters It also supports gamma fading, which is especially useful
in games. This version works on all Mac-OS platforms (68K, PowerPC and
Carbon) and Win32 (Windows 95+).
CPU INFO PLUGIN
Returns information on the CPU
A simple encryption plugin
FOLDERITEM ICON PLUGIN
Access the Icon of folders, files and disks.
Get the font settings of the Appearance Manager
Get the Operating System version.
Get get folderitems for special folder (ex: the documents or applications
Get the system font's name
Fake key presses. In other words it makes the OS think...
Glass Bead Software Releases Version 3.0.4 of SnapMail, Beloved
Intra-office Macintosh Messaging Software
Newtown, Connecticut, June 13, 2001
Today Glass Bead Software announced the release of version 3.0.4 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 large
workgroups without difficult-to-...
Subject: [ANN] IntelliMerge 1.2.6
Intelli Innovations, Inc. today posted IntelliMerge 1.2.6, a new update to
our dynamic, Mac OS X-compatible e-mail merge software for the Mac. This
update adds import capabilities from Now Contact, conditional statements in
HTML messages, return receipts, and improvements to file attachments.
IntelliMerge 1.2.6 Release Notes (summary)
* [New] Support for importing recipients from Now Contact from Power On
* [New] Conditional statements are now supported in HTML messages.
* [New] Return Receipt feature asks the recipient's e-mail program to send
back a note saying the message was received and read (Message Options )
* [New] IntelliMerge now takes advantage of some internal text processing
optimizations developed for us by Theodore H. Smith from ElfData
(www.elfdata.com). The new code speeds up message encoding and file
* [Chg] The import introduction window has been revised to better...
LAJ Design is pound to announce the initial release of
BatControls which allows you to schedule multiple (up to 4) commands
or script files to execute on a user specified time period.
Ever have a project where you had to copy or move a file every two
hours, after about 4 hours you get tired of copying or moving. Let the
computer do the work with BatControls. Customizable for 4 simultaneous
timers to run. For each timer the user can specify either a command to
run (shell mode) or a file to open (Launch Only mode. In shell mode,
all commands are run like you are in command or in terminal (for NT
and 2000 see below). The results from the execution are copied into
the log. In Launch Only mode, the user specifies a files and
BatControls will launch the file as if it had been opened in explorer.
The registered user get the ability to save the configuration and to
select autostart. Autostart, automatically loads your saved
configuration and starts the timers as BatControls starts up. This...
Layout Master 1.0: For HTML + CSS
WestCiv releases Layout Master HTML + CSS web page layout editor for the
Bondi Beach, Australia, 13th June 2001. WestCiv announces the release and
immediate availability of Layout Master 1.0.
With CSS2, the web finally got page layout. But while hand-coding is
relatively simple for most of both HTML and CSS, it becomes fiddly and
complex when used for finely tuned page layouts with numerous positioned
elements. Getting a page exactly right can take real time and effort.
Layout Master is an editor for working quickly and intuitively with HTML
elements and the CSS positioning properties. Using simple drag and drop and
powerful properties editors, Layout Master is a complete and affordable
solution for developing web page layouts.
With Layout Master developers can
* design flexible layouts using any units, including ems, percentages and
* edit layouts with sophisticated editors, or drag and drop ease
* create extremely precise...
DVIator for ADC
For Release June 13, 2001
Dr. Bott's DVIator for ADC - In Stock and Shipping!
Wilsonville, OR - June 13, 2001
Whether connecting two ADC displays to your new G4 or using an ADC display
on an older Mac, Dr. Bott's DVIator for ADC is the perfect solution.
DVIator (pronounced "deviator") allows the use of ADC displays through
industry standard DVI video.
"We're excited about the options and solutions the DVIator has given those
with Apple flat-panel displays," said Eric Prentice, CEO of Dr. Bott LLC,
"Video and audio editing pros are now able to use Apple displays for their
editing rigs that include three to six displays. Dual flat-panel displays
enable those who need matched screens for color consistency. We've also
seen many people with older Macs able to upgrade to a new Cinema display
because they don't have to buy both a new G4 and the new display at the
same time. The Apple displays are amazing, we're delighted to play a part
in helping more people use them."
DVIator combines DVI...
NetObjects Support for Mac OS X
NetObjects Announces Support for Apple=B4s Mac OS X
NetObjects brings next-generation Web Services platform to Apple users
Redwood City, Calif., June 12, 2001-NetObjects (NASDAQ: NETO), a leading
provider of e-business solutions and services, today announced that its new
NetObjects Matrix platform, announced last week, will support the Apple
Macintosh (NASDAQ: AAPL), including support for the advanced operating
system, Mac OS X.
NetObjects makes a strong push into the Macintosh market with NetObjects
Matrix, a next-generation platform of Web Services. The NetObjects Matrix
open, component-based interfaces allow NetObjects to register and integrate
third-party Web Services seamlessly into the Web site building and hosting
process-giving small businesses the ability to "mix and match" Web Services
to create a truly tailored e-business solution. The NetObjects Matrix Web
Services are delivered to small businesses by hardware companies, ISPs,
Troi File Plug-in 2.2 for FileMaker 5.5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Troi Automatisering releases Troi File Plug-in 2.2 for FileMaker 5.5
File and folder manipulation from within FileMaker Pro now also available
for FileMaker 5.5 and Mac OS X!
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, June 12th, 2001--Troi Automatisering
today announced the availability of its Troi File Plug-in 2.2, for
FileMaker Pro 5.5 for Mac OS, Mac OS X and Windows.
What is the Troi File Plug-in?
The Troi File Plug-in is a very powerful tool for getting access to
information outside the FileMaker Pro database. Any files 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
- 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, copying, moving and modifying files and folders
- count the number of folders or files on a disk
- import pictures...
MandrakeLinux / PPC
From: Emmanuelle Casado (email@example.com)
Subject: MandrakeLinux PPC beta
I would like to inform you that the first beta of MandrakeLinux / PPC
is now ready.
This much waited version, particularly by users of computers equipped
with a Power PC processor, is now available on our web site.
It comes with Mandrake's most famous features to bring the Linux
revolution to Power PC G3 and G4 owners.
You can find many information and download it on this link:
Dragon Web Surveys 6.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[PR] WAVES IN MOTION RELEASES THE DRAGON WEB SURVEYS 6.0
Enter The Dragon! Full-featured web surveys with conditional branching
Phoenix, AZ -- June 12, 2001 -- Recently, Mary Harrsch of the University of
Oregon needed to initiate a series of web surveys to assess the academic
programs at the College of Education. As the Network and Systems Manager,
she searched for an easy-to-use, cross-platform solution to build
sophisticated web surveys without investing hundreds of programming hours.
Enter the Dragon Web Surveys 6.0, a powerful, cross-platform, FileMaker
Pro-based web survey tool, which allows users to create, publish and
tabulate internet-based surveys with no web programming needed.
( http://www.wmotion.com/dragon/ )
"The Dragon has everything I need to enable the non-technical person to
quickly build web surveys without IT intervention, " said Harrsch. "With
several research facilities, departments and faculty survey requests, I can
manage multiple users...
Insider UpdateAgent X
NEW UPDATEAGENT VERSION BLAZES PATH TO MAC OS X
New Carbonized Version Aimed at Those Moving to New Mac Operating System
June 12, 2001 [Carlsbad, California] Insider Software joined the Mac OS X
revolution today by announcing Insider UpdateAgent X, a new version of its
five-mouse-rated online service that updates all Mac OS X and OS 9
applications, including Carbonized applications, traditional Mac OS Classic
applications, as well as OS X-specific 'bundled' Cocoa and Classic
SUPPORTING CARBON, COCOA AND CLASSIC APPLICATIONS The new version of
Insider UpdateAgent X supports all Macintosh applications, including
Classic, Carbon, and Cocoa versions. "Classic" applications are those
without support for the Carbon specification and run in the Compatability
Environment under OS X. Applications written to support OS X are "Carbon"
versions. Applications written exclusively for Mac OS X systems are termed
GETTING READY FOR A FLOOD OF MAC OS X APPLICATIONS...
PowerMail 3.0.9v2 for Mac OS 9 & X
CTM Development releases PowerMail 3.0.9v2
) native versions for Mac OS X and 9 available
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - June 10th, 2001 - CTM Development releases a new
version of its $49 flagship e-mail application for Macintosh, PowerMail,
now natively supported both on Mac OS X (Carbon) and on Mac OS 9 and 8
Designed as a fully-featured, user friendly alternative to Microsoft's
Outlook Express/Entourage and Eudora, PowerMail features the highest
performance mail searching capability, excellent compatibility with complex
languages such as Japanese, Chinese and Hebrew as well as a
state-of-the-art Mac-like design with Aqua support.
The new version offers 3 new features and 12 bug fixes; it has been
successfully tested with Mac OS X version 10.0.1 and Mac OS 9.1 (all
releases since 8.5 are supported). PowerMail 3.0.9v2 can be ordered, or
evaluated as a 30-day trial, from http://www.ctmdev.com; this version is
free upgrade for...
MCE) Announces 48GB Hard Drive for PowerBook
June 11, 2001
Mac Components Engineered (MCE) Announces 48GB Expansion Bay Hard Drives
for the Apple PowerBook
Irvine, CA - Mac Components Engineered's PowerBook Products Division (MCE
PowerBook Products, an Apple Developer) today announced a 48GB version of
its popular Xcar=E9t Pro line of expansion bay hard drives for the Apple
PowerBook. The new 48GB Xcar=E9t Pro-99 Expansion Bay Hard Drive is designed
for the 500MHz and 400MHz Apple PowerBook (FireWire) as well as the 400MHz
and 333MHz Apple PowerBook G3 Series (Bronze Keyboard). The new 48GB Xcar=E9=
Pro Expansion Bay Hard Drive is designed for the Apple PowerBook G3 Series
- 1998 (Wallstreet) which includes the 300MHz, 292MHz, 266MHz, 250MHz, and
233MHz models.Both units have begun shipping in limited quantities, and
will ship in larger quantities by September 1, 2001.
"These 48GB Xcar=E9t Pro and Pro-99 Expansion Bay Hard Drives have a 5400RPM
spindle speed, making them the biggest and fastest storage devices you can
June 10, 2001 - MCF Software today announced the release of ListSTAR
version 2.2, an update to its powerful and customizable list server and
e-mail manager software.
ListSTAR version 2.2 features and changes
*The ability to add a subject prefix.
*The ability to add a message footer.
*A new serial number scheme.
With ListSTAR version 2.2, MCF Software is introducing a new license key
scheme which is subscription based. These new keys allow the user
(subscriber) to run any subsequent version of ListSTAR that is released
AFTER the key's activation but before the key's expiration. The standard
key expires one year after activation. Once the key expires,
previously-released software versions will continue to work with that key,
but any software versions released after the key expires will require a new
We have chosen this method because it allows us to release new versions as
necessary without having to wait to roll all the changes into one big
upgrade that would be something...
From: Brian S Hall ((a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org")email@example.com(/a) )
Subject: Blugs 1.0b4 Released
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Blugs 1.0b4, a
replacement for the Mac OS List Manager and DataBrowser.
This new beta release is primarily for maintenance, and adds no significant
functionality. It does, however, add a critical bug fix -- possible memory
corruption when adding columns to a column-less list -- so it is highly
recommended you download the new version. It is likely there will be no
more releases before 1.0 GM, which is tentatively scheduled for July 1,
Also in the news: the "Blugs list" at Yahoo! Groups, a resource I hope
developers will utilize. The address is
(a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/blugs/" target="_new")http://groups.yahoo.com/group/blugs/.(/a) Final news bit: Blugs has a domain of its own (blugs.com), as I have fled
from Tripod. (It's about time!)
Blugs, sample code, and extensive PDF documentation are...
Troi Dialog Plug-in 2.1 for FileMaker Pro 5.5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Troi Automatisering releases Troi Dialog Plug-in 2.1 for FileMaker 5.5
Dynamic dialog functions now also available for FileMaker 5.5 and Mac OS X!
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, May 29th, 2001--Troi Automatisering
today announced the immediate availability of its Troi Dialog Plug-in 2.1,
for FileMaker Pro 5.5 for Mac OS, Mac OS X and Windows.
What is the Troi Dialog Plug-in?
The Troi Dialog Plug-in is a very powerful tool for displaying real dialogs
in FileMaker Pro. The text of the dialog and also the buttons can be
created dynamically by using a calculation. All from within FileMaker you
- show dialogs with variable text and up to 4 buttons
- show temporary flash screens
- show a progress bar for lengthy operations
- let a user input text through a dialog
- show a list dialog
- add a standard icon or your own icons
- set the text for the dialog title bar
Peter Baanen, company president, states: "We are working hard to adapt all
Troi Plug-ins for...
Macintosh Explorer Aqua 1.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Toronto, Canada - May 29, 2001 - Rage Software Releases Macintosh Explorer
Macintosh Explorer Aqua gives Macintosh Explorer 2.0 a new look. It changes
Macintosh Explorer to look more like it belongs on Apple's new operating
system Mac OS X. Macintosh Explorer Aqua will change the button bar in
Macintosh Explorer 2.0 to new style aqua buttons.
This patch will not make any other modifications to Macintosh Explorer. You
must have a copy of Macintosh Explorer 2.0 already installed on your
computer to use this patch. You can download Macintosh Explorer from the
Rage Software web site at (a href="http://www.ragesw.com/explorer/" target="_new")http://www.ragesw.com/explorer/.(/a) New To This Version
This version of Macintosh Explorer Aqua brings compatibility with Macintosh
Explorer 2.0. Previous versions of Macintosh Explorer Aqua were
incompatible with the latest version of Macintosh Explorer.
Download & Availability
Macintosh Explorer Aqua is...
Appointment 1.0 for FileMaker
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DW DATA CONCEPTS RELEASES APPOINTMENT 1.0 version 5 FOR FILEMAKER PRO.
A Powerful Multi-User FileMaker Pro Scheduling Application.
Read what others are saying about Appointment 1.0:
"The attention to detail in this product is incredible! I have reviewed
thousands of FileMaker Pro based solutions and Appointment is easily one
of the best. I highly recommend it to all of my clients."
- John Mark Osborne
Co-author of Scriptology - www.databasepros.com
"Another knockout punch from DW Data Concepts. I love Appointment's easy
interface and powerful features. Don is really stretching FileMaker's
envelope and making the business professional's life easier."
- Brian Dunning, Advanced Database Systems and Technical Editor for
FileMaker Pro ADVISOR Magazine
"As a small business owner, I have to keep track of lots of people and
events. Appointment 1.0 provides powerful one-click management for our
entire company, allowing me much more productive time. It's fast, easy and...
AlphaMask AGL: Portable 2D Graphics
For Immediate Release
New portable graphics for OS X
AlphaMask, Inc. announces the Mac OS X version of its portable 2D graphics
Following Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose,
AlphaMask is announcing the immediate availability of its portable 2D
graphics engine, AGL, for developers on OS/X and OS/9.
AGL is a high end graphics library, with features like antialias text and
graphics, gradients, matrix transformations and transparency. AGL ships in
3rd party products on Mac OS, Windows, Linux, and embedded systems.
"Its like having a cross-platform version of Quartz." says AlphaMask CEO
Mike Reed. "AGL provides state of the art 2D graphics to OS X, and
"Text drawing is our forte," says AlphaMask CTO Oliver Steele. "that's why
AGL supports all the major font formats and 3rd party font scalers:
TrueType and Type-1 fonts, and of course all of our code is Unicode ready."
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Boston, MA 02114
4D v6.7 for Mac OS X
4D, Inc. news for immediate release
4D v6.7 for Mac OS X - Free to all 4Dv6.7 Customers
4D, Inc., publishers of the 4th Dimension v6.7 RAD/RDBMS Environment and
WebSTAR Server Suite 4, announced today that it will be providing the
native Mac OS X upgrade versions of 4D v6.7 products at no charge to
registered 4D 6.7 product owners.
"We wanted to support Apple's move to fast track Mac OS X uptake; we
decided the best way to do this was to provide the upgrade at no charge,"
stated Brendan Coveney, president and CEO, 4D, Inc. "Upon release our
customers' 4D v6.7 applications running today on Mac OS 9 will run natively
on Mac OS X with no changes."
4D v6.7 for Mac OS X will be offered as a free download for all registered
4D v6.7 products owners. The beta release of 4D Server v6.7 for Mac OS X
has already been released to 4D Partners. Beginning Q3 of this year, 4D,
Inc. will begin it's release of native Mac OS X versions of its products
starting with 4D Server v6.7 for Mac OS X.
Dragon Web Surveys 6.0 beta
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[ANN] WAVES IN MOTION ANNOUNCES THE DRAGON WEB SURVEYS 6.0 BETA
Powerful new features add faster processing time and branching capabilities
Phoenix, AZ -- May 23, 2001 -- Waves in Motion today released the beta
version of Dragon Web Surveys 6.0, a powerful, cross-platform FileMaker Pro
web survey tool, which allows users to create, publish and tabulate
internet-based surveys with no web programming needed.
( (a href="http://www.wmotion.com/dragon/" target="_new")http://www.wmotion.com/dragon/(/a) )
Among its new features, Dragon 6.0 has a 300 % faster processing and
reporting time with multiple section surveys and conditional branching.
Dragon also uses idle-time processing and idle-time saving and has an
auto-update reports function. With multi-user support with per-user surveys
and security plus four levels of authentication, Dragon 6.0 is able to
handle multiple data collection and reporting functions with ease.
Users can either design and host web...
NetCloak For Mac OS X
Maxum Development Announces NetCloak For Mac OS X
May 24, 2001. Maxum Development has announced that NetCloak, the popular
Web server enhancement that makes building dynamic and interactive Web
sites drag-and-drop easy, will soon be available for Mac OS X. The news was
released to coincide with the latest press release from 4D, Inc. regarding
WebStar V, since the two products are being designed to work flawlessly
"WebStar has always been the server of choice for NetCloak developers,"
said John O'Fallon, President of Maxum. "We expect WebStar V running on OS
X to continue to be the leading platform for Mac-based servers, and we'll
make sure that NetCloak is optimized for it."
The new update to NetCloak, Version 3.2, is expected to be released this
summer and will run as an Apache module under OS X Server as well as under
WebStar V. In addition to the port to OS X, the new version will offer
enhancements that make NetCloak even easier to use, including a set of
For Immediate Release - Thursday, May 24, 2001
Taylor Design Releases TextSpresso 1.8.2
TextSpresso, the award winning Mac text editor and cleaner, has been
updated to version 1.8.2, a free upgrade for registered users. Users who
register 1.8.2 will be eligible for a free upgrade to version 2.0 when it
becomes available. Version 2.0 will be optimized for Mac OS X.
Highlights of the new 1.8.2 release include:
* A total of 200 built-in text filters.
* New filters for converting to/from older DOS text files (U.S. and Western
Europe code pages).
* Improvements to a number of filters, including the E-mail/web page filter
Net To Text.
* Important bug fix in TextSpresso's floating palettes.
TextSpresso 1.8.2 is available now from the Taylor Design web site and is a
free upgrade for registered users. Others may download the demo and use it
for free for up to 30 days. TextSpresso can be registered via Taylor
Design's secure online store and by postal mail.
The following purchase options and...
May 24, 2001
Product update for XTension, home automation software for the Mac :
Sand Hill Engineering has released version 3.5.9 of "XTension" the Mac-only
home automation software.
This version adds new features that support the latest wireless home
theater and MP3 remote controls from X-10.
From one wireless 'learning' remote, you can now issue standard IR commands
direct to your home theater, as well as RF commands direct to the new MR26
wireless transceiver, and to XTension which can spawn powerline, IR
(ZephIR) and hardwired commands, and even control your MP3 software.
Several new features have been added, and a few old bugs fixed.
XTension is available in a free Lite version which incorporates all of the
features of the full version, with only a limitation on the number of
database units. (The Lite version works with the popular CM11/Activehome
controller and the new MR26a.)
Packages of the software and X-10 starter kits are available at different
web sales sites. ($79.95 on...
MERANT DataDirect for Mac OS X
MERANT DataDirect to Deliver Data Access Components for Mac OS X
DataDirect Technology expands data access capabilities for Mac OS X users
Apple WWDC 2001 -- San Jose, CA -- May 23, 2001 ? MERANT (NNM: MRNT; LSE:
MRN) DataDirect, provider of industry-leading ODBC and JDBC solutions to
more than 40,000 customers and over 500 OEM partners, today announced plans
to extend its DataDirect ODBC technology to Mac OS X, Apple's next
generation operating system. DataDirect will enable Macintosh software
developers to connect their Mac OS X applications, including Microsoft
Office, FileMaker or any ODBC-enabled application, to industry-leading
databases including SQL Server, Sybase and Informix.
"We're thrilled to provide industry-leading data connectivity for Mac OS
X," said Eric Egertson, MERANT vice president of business development. "The
whole focus of MERANT DataDirect is to provide world-class, cross-platform
data access products. By adding support for Mac OS X, MERANT DataDirect
ID3X 1.52 Carbon
We are proud to announce an updated version of our shareware ID3 editor
ID3X for the Apple Macintosh!
More information at:
Direct download link:
New in this version:
- important bug fixes
- icons can now be switched off for higher performance and less memory
ID3X is an editor for easy manipulation of ID3 tags in mp3 music files. ID3
tags are used to store title, artist and other information in mp3 files
which can then be displayed in your favorite mp3 player application.
Thanks for your patience,
three-2-one interaktive Medien GmbH
fon: +49 2151 319450
Complete CSS Guide, Third Edition
Bondi Beach Australia, 23rd May 2001. Westciv announces the release of the
third edition of their acclaimed online CSS Guide, Everything you Ever
Wanted to Know About Style.
Over the last three years, Westciv's CSS Guide, along with their CSS editor
Style Master, has helped millions of developers get up to speed with the
important Cascading Style Sheets standard. With this third major revision,
the guide now covers all of CSS2 in detail including
* explanations and examples for all selectors and properties on top of
the fundamentals of the technology
* comprehensive and approachable coverage of positioning with CSS
* using CSS for printing, and for other media
* user interface properties
For the first time the guide now directly incorporates detailed browser
compatibility information for all selectors, properties and other rules.
Also included now is a major new section, Real World CSS, which draws on
Westciv's years of...
[FaxBee 1.2.1 is a free upgrade to all users]
Just a brief note: We've released FaxBee 1.2.1, which lets you route text
files or email from EIMS or SIMS to Smith Micro's FaxSTF software. Now any
CGI or app that can create a text file or send an email message can send a
The text can include FaxBee tags to produce custom formatted text in the
resulting fax document. FaxBee has many unique features and is now half
price for a short time. Download a trial version and take if for a spin.
We've also added info to the web site on how to speed up real-time fax
imaging with some scripts by Christopher Jett (www.JettFuel.net) that make
very good use of Eric Grant's Folder Actions Plus (www.eagrant.com).
Hoping you'll find this application and all our software a welcome addition
to your installation.
David Dantowitz -- DC&R
Thinking Home for Mac OS X
For Immediate Release
Beaufort, SC - May 21, 2001 - Always Thinking, Inc. proudly announces the
release of Thinking Home for Mac OS X. Winner of the 2000 Apple Design
Award for Apple Technology Adoption, Thinking Home delivers unprecedented
ease of use for Macintosh home automation while still providing the most
powerful features. You can store a schedule in an X-10 computer interface,
such as the ActiveHome, and turn off your Macintosh. Your lamps and
appliances are then turned on and off via X-10 technology according to your
schedule. For the power user, you can leave your Mac running full-time and
leverage the flexibility of AppleScript to add intelligence to your system
and expand its interaction with other applications such as email and web
One of the most impressive strengths of Thinking Home is the built-in
speech recognition. You can operate your living room lamp by simply telling
your Mac "Turn on the living room lamp." It's that easy!
If you're new to...
Intelli Innovations, Inc. is pleased to announce IntelliMerge 1.2, a
feature-packed update to our popular e-mail merge software. This version
adds direct mailing (no SMTP server required), FileMaker Pro and
AppleScript support, and improved Mac OS X compatibility.
* [New] IntelliMerge now features an integrated direct mailing program. By
"building the mail server" right into the product, using this feature
eliminates bounced messages, automatically flags invalid usernames and
domains, and provides for faster send times on some configurations.
* [New] IntelliMerge is now integrated with FileMaker Pro! Check out the
FileMaker Pro 4 and 5 (includes the new 5.5 for Mac OS X) examples in the
Database Integration folder. With one click, you can pull your FileMaker
records into IntelliMerge, set up a new message, and mail it out.
* [New] IntelliMerge now features three AppleScript functions: Build
Database (from a text file), Configure Message, and Send Message. We'll be...
VSE My Privacy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Germany, 22 May 2001 - Voget Selbach Enterprises GmbH (VSE) released today
a new version of the security tool and password manager VSE My Privacy.
VSE My Privacy is a data security software that allows Macintosh users to
store and organize their confidential data in a safe place. It uses a
strong 448-bit encryption algorithm to encrypt the data.
VSE is a German company. That means that US export restrictions on
cryptography do not apply. The German government does not require that
software developers make any kind of back doors or use key recovery escrow.
For that reason, VSE My Privacy can use an absolute bullet-proof encryption
NEW TO VERSION 1.5:
VSE My Privacy 1.5 now allows you to add and remove categories in which
your data should be stored. The new version also features other small
improvements and minor bug fixes.
VSE My Privacy costs US$19.95. Multi-user licenses are also available. It
can be ordered online at:
MacHack 2001: Fireside Chat With Woz
MacHack 2001: Fireside Chat With Woz
MacHack: The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers
Contact: Carol Lynn
1264 Bedford Road
Grosse Point Park, MI 48230
May 22, 2001-Dearborn, MI-In 1997, Steve "Woz" Wozniak made MacHack history
as conference keynote. He wowed the audience with tales from "the land
before Apple" and phone-phreaking as well as his more modern activities and
efforts with computer education and charitable activities.
The MacHack audience loved it. The keynote that began shortly after
midnight broke for breakfast and began a conference that became legend. As
with all good legends, a retelling was offered. Woz promised to return.
Now, the year is 2001, a year as steeped in lore as the fateful 1984. This
is also the year of the promised return to MacHack. Following in the
tradition of MacHack 2000 and John Warnock's Thursday night second MacHack
keynote, Steve Wozniak returns to Dearborn for a fireside...
oAzium FileTools for FileMaker Pro
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
FILE MASTER! WAVES IN MOTION ANNOUNCES OAZIUM FILETOOLS FOR FILEMAKER PRO
Turn file-related tasks into powerful data management solutions
Contact: Vince Menanno Phone: 602-956-7080 Fax: 602-956-6754
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.wmotion.com
PHOENIX, AZ -- May 21, 2001 - Ever wish you could skip that trip to Excel
when importing the latest data file? Want a turbocharged search engine
within your database solution? Need to find images stored in FileMaker Pro
and open them in other applications?
Announcing oAzium FileTools, the FileMaker Pro plug-in that adds powerful
File manipulation and interaction to your database solutions.
Built from the ground up with flexibility and ease of use in mind, oAzium
FileTools provides management control over your file-related tasks. Import
files of any format. Export data however you like. Generate web-ready
product catalogs that update with the click of a button. Automate
complicated relational import/export processes...
ScheduleOnline Sync for Macintosh
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Sonja Chalkley, Marketing Manager
ScheduleOnline Ships ScheduleOnline Sync for Macintosh Synchronization with
leading scheduling and collaboration Web site now available for both PC and
San Diego, CA, May 22, 2001 - ScheduleOnline, Inc., producer of the
www.scheduleonline.com scheduling and group collaboration Web site,
announced today completion of a successful beta test program of its
ScheduleOnline Sync for Macintosh utility, which enables Macintosh users to
synchronize their ScheduleOnline Web calendars, reminders, to do lists, and
address books with those of Palm OS-based devices, such as Palm Pilots and
Syncing between PCs and Web calendars is already offered to PC users by
several consumer Web calendars, but ScheduleOnline is the only Web-based
scheduling service that offers this functionality to both PC and Macintosh
ScheduleOnline Sync gives Palm users...
FTPit 1.0 for FileMaker
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COMM-UNITY NETWORKING SYSTEMS RELEASES FTPIT 1.0 FINAL, A CROSS PLATFORM
FILEMAKER PRO PLUG-IN.
Fort Worth, TX, May 21, 2001 -- Comm-Unity Networking Systems, creators of
the excellent SMTPit and POP3it email plug-ins, announces the release of
FTPit 1.0 Final, for FileMaker Pro 4.x and 5.x for both Macintosh and
FTPit uses the File Transfer Protocol to allow you to upload and download
files to and from an FTP site. It also allows you to upload text from a
FileMaker field directly to a file on an FTP site. You do not need an
external FTP client to use this plug-in, just FileMaker Pro.
You can easily integrate FTPit into your existing solutions. However, a
basic knowledge of FileMaker Pro Scripting is needed. The documentation for
FTPit covers how to use the FTPit plug-in.
"FTPit is great. Faster than [a standalone Mac FTP client]. The FTP_Example
[database] is so well written. Even if someone doesn't care about FTP, the
FTP_Example [database] is...
ASG Announces the Re-Release of Popluar Plug-ins
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Automated Solutions Group Announces the Re-Release of Popular Plug-ins
AreaList Pro, CalendarSet, DisplayList and PrintList Pro Development Tools
for 4th Dimension Released
Huntington Beach, CA - May 21, 2001: Automated Solutions Group today
announced the re-release of AreaList Pro, CalendarSet, DisplayList and
PrintList Pro plug-ins, previously available from Foresight Solutions.
Developer Tools Overview
ASG has chosen to focus on this core set of tools because they are
instrumental to many 4th Dimension developers. Each of the tools has been
carefully reviewed to provide the best maximum value for end users and for
continued growth in the 4th Dimension community.
"Foresight Solutions is extremely pleased to return the developer tools to
the market where they belong. ASG's tremendous experience and commitment to
the 4D market gives us the confidence...
Qt/Mac Preview Release
Big Bang: A Whole New Universe of Applications Available for the Mac
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to Trolltech, the Apple
software universe is getting a lot bigger.
Trolltech is demonstrating a preview release of Qt/Mac (the Mac OS X-port
of Qt, Trolltech's emerging-standard cross-platform C++ GUI application
development framework) at Apple's World Wide Developer Conference, Monday,
May 21 - Friday, May 25, 2001, at the San Jose Convention Center.
Trolltech's Qt allows developers to create single-source applications that
run natively on multiple platforms and can be ported with a simple
recompile. Developers, and the companies they work for, reap twin benefits:
enhanced productivity and low overhead.
"With the creation of Qt/Mac, the risk/reward equation changes for the
software development community," said Eirik Eng, president of Trolltech.
"Mac developers have a wonderful tool that enhances their productivity and
opens up multiple new platforms for their code....
Borland Previews JBuilder 5 for Mac OS X
Borland Previews JBuilder(TM) 5 for Mac(R) OS X
Borland JBuilder Now Supports Four Leading Operating Systems
APPLE'S WWDC 2001, SAN JOSE, Calif., -- May 21- Borland Software
Corporation (Nasdaq NM: BORL), a leading provider of e-business
implementation platforms, today announced the availability of the beta
version of Borland JBuilder 5 for Mac(R) OS X, Apple's next generation
operating system. JBuilder, the market leading Java(TM) development
environment, now allows customers the freedom of choice to develop and
deploy their Java applications to any of the leading operating systems,
including Linux(R), Windows(R), Solaris(TM) and now Mac OS X. JBuilder for
Mac OS X is the most comprehensive visual development environment for
creating Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE(TM)) applications that take
advantage of the new Apple Aqua(TM) user interface.
"Mac OS X is the only high-volume personal computer operating system with
out-of-the-box Java 2 integration and we are excited to bring JBuilder...
Invisible Finder 1.1
Rage Software Releases Invisible Finder 1.1
For Immediate Release
Toronto, Canada - May 21, 2000 - Rage Software Announces Invisible Finder
1.1. The fully featured invisible file manager. Find, manage, get info and
delete invisible files and folders on your hard drives.
About Invisible Finder
Invisible Finder allows you to either search your hard drives or just click
a button to find all you invisible files. Once you have found your
invisible files you can perform various tasks on them such as toggle their
visibility, get info for them, delete them or edit them in ResEdit.
Invisible Finder will also remember the visibility changes done to your
files and folders so that they can be reverted later.
Invisible Finder supports drag and drop so you can very easily and quickly
toggle the invisibility of your files and folders. Just drag a bunch of
files and folders onto Invisible Finder's main window to change the
visibility of them. Once you have done that you can go back later and
Analog Helper / X 1.2.4
Sig Software is proud to announce the release of Analog Helper 1.2.4, now
available as both a Classic application for Mac OS 7, 8 and 9 and in a
Carbon version for Mac OS X (or earlier OS versions with CarbonLib).
Analog Helper is a graphical configuration tool for Analog, which is a free
program to analyze the logfiles from your web server. Analog Helper lets
you control and preview the results of hundreds of settings.
Version 1.2.4 is the first version available as a native Carbon application
for Mac OS X. It also adds preliminary support for Analog 5.
More information and the download are available at:
This release brings to seven the total number of Sig Software programs
available natively for Mac OS X - other products include Email Effects,
Drop Drawers, NameCleaner and TableText.
Apple Introduces Mac OS X Server
Apple Introduces Mac OS X Server
Industrial-Strength Server for File, Print, Mail, Website and Streaming
WWDC 2001, SAN JOSE, California-May 21, 2001-Apple today introduced the
all new, industrial-strength, Mac OS X Server operating system along with
new Macintosh Server G4 hardware configurations. The new Mac OS X Server
is built on top of the latest Mac OS X operating system foundation and
combines the power of a UNIX-based server with the ease-of-use of the
Macintosh. The new Mac OS X Server integrates powerful server applications
such as an Apache web server, Samba for Windows file sharing, WebObjects 5
application server and QuickTime Streaming Server 3, to provide advanced
industry-standard services to Macintosh, Windows and UNIX clients and
"Built on Mac OS X's incredibly stable and robust foundation, Mac OS X
Server has the power of UNIX, yet is simple and easy to install, administer
and maintain," said Philip Schiller, Apple's vice president of Worldwide
Apple Ships Java-Based WebObjects 5
Apple Ships Java-Based WebObjects 5
Powerful Application Server Speeds Web Development and Deployment
WWDC 2001, SAN JOSE, California-May 21, 2001-Apple today announced the
availability of WebObjects 5, Apple's powerful pure Java application
server for web publishing and enterprise application development.
WebObjects includes innovative tools to develop sophisticated and scalable
web applications that can be deployed on virtually any Java-compatible
"WebObjects 5 is the state-of-the-art solution for developing and deploying
web-based Java applications," said Philip Schiller, Apple's vice president
of Worldwide Product Marketing. "WebObjects has always provided the most
advanced tools and frameworks for building powerful web applications, now
that power enables customers to build the most complete Java server
A proven cross-platform application server, WebObjects speeds time to
market while improving quality through its modular architecture, automated
Apple Pre-Installing Mac OS X
Apple to Pre-Install Mac OS X Ahead of Schedule
WWDC 2001, SAN JOSE, California-May 21, 2001-Apple today announced that it
will begin pre-installing Mac OS X alongside Mac OS 9 on all new Macs
shipping from its factories beginning today, two months ahead of schedule.
"The reception of Mac OS X has been so positive that we've decided to
pre-install it alongside Mac OS 9 on all Macs beginning today-two months
ahead of schedule," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "This will give all our
customers access to the world's most advanced operating system and ensure a
ready and lucrative market for Mac OS X applications."
Beginning today, all new Macs coming from Apple's factories will include
both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.1 pre-installed. The systems are set to default
boot into Mac OS 9.1, but using Apple's Dual Boot technology users can
easily change the default boot to Mac OS X, and just as easily revert back
to Mac OS 9.1 if they choose. During the transition, customers buying new
Macs that do...
New Aqua GUI for Tenon's iTools
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Anita Holmgren
New Aqua GUI for Tenon's iTools
Configuring Apache will soon be even simpler with Tenon's new interface
Santa Barbara, CA, May 20, 2001. Tenon Intersystems announced today a new
Aqua GUI for their award-winning Apache configuration and management tool
for Mac OS X. Tenon's iTools 6.0, released in April, enables webmasters to
configure and remotely manage Apache, DNS, FTP, along with a range of other
Mac OS X internet services, by using a standard browser on any platform.
Now, with Tenon's new Aqua GUI, webmasters will also be able to manipulate
Apache, DNS, and FTP directly on Apple's Aqua desktop. The new GUI will
co-exist with Tenon's secure, remote browser-based administration, enabling
webmasters to seamlessly switch between desktop management and anywhere,
anytime browser-based control.
Tenon's iTools has been used for almost two years now...
WIBU-KEY Supplying Shield
WIBU-SYSTEMS AG, Rueppurrer Strasse 52-54, D-76137 Karlsruhe
Tel: +49-721-93172-0, FAX +49-721-93172-22
(mailto: email@example.com), WWW: http://www.wibu.com
Brand new to the market! Protecting documents by WIBU-KEY Supplying Shield
Karlsruhe, 02-01-2001. WIBU-SYSTEMS, one of the worldwide leading
manufacturers in the copy protection and license management for software
industry, establishes a brand-new market with the WIBU-KEY Supplying
Shield, a completely unique system for protecting documents.
WIBU-SYSTEMS presents the WIBU-KEY Supplying Shield at CeBIT 2001 in hall
13 E 66 for the first time. Its introduction on the market provides new
dimensions to the areas of encryption and copy protection of HTML
documents. This protection can be recommended for documents or
subscryption-based business models such as law data files, service manuals,
tax tips or confidential information, which are transferred mostly via
CD-ROM or Internet at the time. WIBU-SYSTEMS has an obvious interest in