VDMX Mixes QuickTime live, without hardware
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mix QuickTime live, without hardware, thanks to VDMX
VIDVOX a company dedicated to multimedia research, development and
services, is proud to announce the launch of its flagship product, VDMX
QuickTime Mixer for Macintosh. VDMX is a robust software-based video mixer
optimized for real-time control and mixing of any audio visual material.
VDMX can seamlessly mix live video with disk-based QuickTime files, a feat
which was previously only possible using dedicated hardware or slow
rendering -- with VDMX, all mixing and effects happen in real-time,
completely in software.
At a glance, VDMX features include: cut, crossfade and keying of two
sources, real-time effects which can be independently applied to each
source, temporal playback and mixing effects, tactile physical control over
scrubbing, playback speed and mixing, ram and disk recording, up to 2 live
video inputs, unique fontsynth technology, and all aspects of the program
are controllable from a master tap...
DevDepot Announces First Quarter 2001 Results, Its Best Ever
DevDepot Announces First Quarter 2001 Results
Year on Year Quarterly Revenue Grow 21.3%
Year on Year Quarterly Transactions Grow 17.3%
Year on Year Customer Base Grows 25%
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 27, 2001 -- DevDepot, the leading direct
marketer of thousands of Mac OS, Windows, Palm and Linux technical,
developer, web content developing, and system development tools, today
announced first quarter results ... DevDepot's best quarter in its history.
First quarter 2001 sales grew 21.3% compared to the first quarter of 2000,
and excluding trade show sales, 37% compared to 4Q00. Quantity of orders
processed grew 17.3% when compared to the first quarter of 2000. And,
DevDepot's customer base grew 25%.
Contributing to the growth is not only a renewed interest in the technical
products market, but also DevDepot's addition of several "mini-stores"
* Built-to-order RAM (http://www.devdepot.com/memory)
* PowerBook Depot (http://www.devdepot.com/powerbook/)
Interarchy 4.1 for Mac OS X, 9 & 8
Perth, Western Australia - 27 Apr 2000 - It was announced today on
interarchy.com that Interarchy 4.1, the Mac OS X version of Anarchie, has
been completed and is ready to download.
Interarchy 4.1 is a free upgrade from 4.0 and supports Mac OS X, Mac OS 9
and Mac OS 8.
Q. What is Interarchy?
Interarchy 4.1 is a powerful and flexible Internet interface for Mac OS. It
can transfer files via FTP and HTTP, search the Internet to find the files
you want, provide a wealth of information about remote servers as well as
your local Internet connection and Internet applications, help manage
remote servers, let you remotely control and test your Macintosh across the
With this 4.1 release we have focused on making the transition to Apple's
new operating system, Mac OS X.
Q. How does Interarchy compare to other software that offers similar
SPEED - Interarchy 4.1 provides the fastest FTP/HTTP file transfer speeds
of any Macintosh application. Interarchy 4.1's FTP/HTTP...
WildPackets Releases "Carbonized" iNetTools
WildPackets Releases "Carbonized" iNetTools(TM) for Mac
IP TEST UTILITY SUITE UPGRADED; SHIPS WITH ETHERPEEK
Walnut Creek, California- April 26, 2001 -- WildPackets Inc., developers of
EtherPeek(TM) and other comprehensive, affordable network management tools
for IT professionals, today announced the release of iNetTools for Mac
v.2.6, a renamed, upgraded release of AGNetTools for Mac.
The popular, menu-driven iNetTools IP test utility suite contains over a
dozen tools in a single user interface, including Ping, Ping Scan, Port
Scan, Service Scan, Throughput, Trace Route, and more. The new release is
"Carbonized" to run natively on both Mac OS X and 8.6/9.
iNetTools for Mac v.2.6 is included with EtherPeek for Macintosh, and is
also available for separate license purchase through the WildPackets
on-line store. The cost for a single license is $50.00. EtherPeek
maintenance owners receive the upgrade automatically as one of their
A full-functioning demonstration...
VOODOO Server for Mac OS X
PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Subject: VOODOO Server for Mac OS X - Version Control for CodeWarriors
Hagenberg, April-26-2001, UNI SOFTWARE PLUS announced the availability of a
public beta version of their flagship version control tool VOODOO Server
1.3b6 for Mac OS X.
VOODOO Server features a modern client/server architecture that benefits of
the stability and performance Mac OS X. The CodeWarrior plug-in offers a
user-friendly version control solution that lets you keep track of all your
files without having to deal with additional complexity and bureaucracy,
all from inside the CodeWarrior IDE in an easy-to-use Mac-like style.
The new release brings back VOODOO Server's complete functionality under OS
X including all AppleScripts and updated documentation. It improves
compatibility with Mac OS X, contains a number of bug fixes, and even adds
some minor feature enhancements.
Get more info about the beta version and download it from:
Macromedia Director 8.5 Shockwave Studio
MACROMEDIA DIRECTOR 8.5 SHOCKWAVE STUDIO NOW AVAILABLE
Enables Developers To Bring 3D-Enhanced Shockwave Content to Mass Internet
San Francisco, California -- April 24, 2001 -- Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:
MACR) today announced the immediate availability of Macromedia Director 8.5
Shockwave Studio, the standard for creating interactive, rich media
content, including 3D for the Web, CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs and more. The studio
includes a new version of the Shockwave Multiuser Server, Havok physics
engine for 3D game behaviors, support for Macromedia Flash 5, and the
ability to stream RealMedia content. In addition, through a joint effort
with Intel Corporation, 3D support is now included, ensuring that
developers can continue delivering the most magnetic Web experiences with
the market-leading rich media creation solution. The studio can be
purchased immediately from http://www.macromedia.com/store/.
Macromedia Director 8.5 provides developers with an extensible, robust 3D
Macintosh Explorer 2.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rage Software Announces Macintosh Explorer 2.0
Toronto, Canada - April 24, 2001 - Rage Software Announces Macintosh
Explorer 2.0. A major upgrade to the popular file management tool and file
browser for the Mac.
Macintosh Explorer is a fully featured file browser for the Mac. It allows
users to quickly and easily find their files and folders. Its easy to use
find file feature allows you to search your hard drives right from the main
window using different search criteria. All the built in features in
Macintosh Explorer make it a more convenient choice for file browsing.
Among many advanced features, Macintosh Explorer includes the ability to
view and edit extended info and content of files including all invisible
files and folders. Other features allow you to find and delete unused
files, backup important files and folders, and navigate your hard drives in
an Internet browser like style.
Macintosh Explorer's interface and features are very customizable. It...
TitleTrack Jukebox version 2.1
TITLETRACK JUKEBOX VERSION 2.1 NOW AVAILABLE
SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA, USA (April 24, 2001) -- RiverSong InterActive is
pleased to announce the release of TitleTrack Jukebox version 2.1, the
Macintosh solution for controlling the Sony line of 5 to 400 disc capacity
CD Changers. Now with MP3 playback control, and IR capabilities to control
any brand of stereo receiver, TitleTrack Jukebox provides the ultimate
Music Management system for your Mac.
** WHAT IS TITLETRACK JUKEBOX?
TitleTrack Jukebox brings revolutionary new technology to the Mac that
enables users to inventory, organize and access their music collections,
and to control their entire home stereo systems, in ways never before
Through a unique hardware interface, TitleTrack Jukebox can control up to
twelve Sony 5, 50, 100, 200, 300 or 400 disc capacity CD changers, to
create powerful yet intuitive new ways to view, control and access one's
entire music CD collection (up to 4,800 CDs!).
TitleTrack Jukebox uses an...
Intego's Mac OS X Versions
INTEGO ANNOUNCES MAC OS X VERSIONS OF ITS ENTIRE CATALOG OF
INTERNET SECURITY AND PRIVACY SOFTWARE
Miami, FL, April 24, 2001 - Intego, the leading developer of Macintosh
Internet security utilities, today announced the upcoming availability of
its entire product line of security programs for Mac OS X. The first Mac OS
X versions will be released in Q2 2001. Mac OS X versions of other programs
will follow at an undetermined schedule.
NetBarrier provides three powerful modules: Firewall, Antivandal, and
Internet Filter to make NetBarrier the all-in-one solution for complete
personal Internet security.
ContentBarrier helps parents protect their children by monitoring Internet
usage to avoid contact with dangerous web sites, chat rooms, email,
newsgroups, and downloads. The program also contains key features to help
businesses optimize their employees' productivity by limiting their
VirusBarrier provides protection against all known viruses on the
Macintosh, and also...
Apple Announces QuickTime 5 and QuickTime Streaming Server 3
Apple Announces QuickTime 5 and QuickTime Streaming Server 3
NAB, LAS VEGAS-April 23, 2001-Apple today announced QuickTime 5, Apple's
industry-leading software for creating, playing and streaming high-quality
audio and video over the Internet, and QuickTime Streaming Server 3,
Apple's new version of the standards-based, open source, streaming server.
In addition, Apple is demonstrating a preview version of QuickTime with
support for industry-standard MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 encoding and decoding.
"QuickTime has been long established as the digital media standard for
capturing, encoding and delivering content on the Internet," said Philip
Schiller, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "QuickTime
5 offers incredible new capabilities for everyone who creates or views
QuickTime 5 includes an enhanced user-interface with new audio controls,
"Hot Picks" guide and QuickTime TV (QTV) channels display; a new DV codec
for enhanced speed and quality; the ability...
REAL SOFTWARE DELIVERS REALBASIC 3.1
REALbasic 3.1 supports Mac OS X, adds Mac OS X specific features, improves
April 23, 2001. Austin, TX - REAL Software, Inc. today shipped REALbasic
3.1, a free update for all REALbasic 3 owners. REALbasic utilizes Mac OS
X's Aqua interface and operates on earlier versions of Macintosh System
software as well. REALbasic is the powerful, easy-to-use tool for creating
your own software for Macintosh, Mac OS X, and Windows. It is easy enough
for beginners and powerful enough for professionals to use. Having a
problem that needs solving is all that is required to benefit from using
"Only four days after installing Mac OS X for the first time I have ELEVEN
of my REALbasic applications all working sweetly under this new OS, two of
which are fairly complex, large programs," said Peter Job, President of
Black Diamond Products. "I find this truly stunning. Most of the time has
been taken up creating new 128 x 128 icons,...
StuffIt Engine SDK for Mac OS X
ALADDIN SYSTEMS SHIPS NEW VERSION OF STUFFIT ENGINE SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS KIT
-MAKING DATA COMPRESSION AVAILABLE TO MAC OS X DEVELOPERS
Software Developers Can Include The Latest Mac OS X- Compatible StuffIt
Compression And Decompression Technology In Their Software To Create Faster
Downloads, Use Less Space, And Access A Variety Of Internet Formats
Watsonville, CA - April 23, 2001 - Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: ALHI) and publisher
of the worldwide Internet compression standard, StuffIt(tm), today
announced it is now shipping the StuffIt Engine(tm) Software Developer Kit
(SDK), version 6.0.1 for Macintosh. The StuffIt Engine allows third-party
software developers to put the power of StuffIt technology in their own
"Whether it is accessing existing files and archives, creating them, or
simply reducing the size of the documents an application creates, the
StuffIt Engine SDK is the solution for third-party...
FTPit 1.0 Public Beta for FileMaker
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COMM-UNITY NETWORKING SYSTEMS RELEASES FTPIT 1.0 PUBLIC BETA, A CROSS
PLATFORM FILEMAKER PRO PLUG-IN.
Fort Worth, TX, April 23, 2001 -- Comm-Unity Networking Systems, creators
of the excellent SMTPit and POP3it email plug-ins, announces the release of
FTPit 1.0 Public Beta, 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.
Jake Traynham, company owner, states that "We are excited to finally get
FTPit released. It's been a long time since we announced the development of
MaxBulk Mailer v1.7
MaxBulk Mailer v1.7 - Maxprog April, 22 2001 - Major update
MaxBulk Mailer v1.7 is available from now at our website with several
improvements, new features and bug fixes:
- POP Authentication: Sometimes SMTP server require an authenticated
POP connection in order to allow access.
- Advanced Open Transport error handler.
- New connection Log handler.
- Maxbulk now doesn't stop on errors but flag failed recipients and
- "Group mail" option now has two functions and can be used with
custom option checked in order to force Maxbulk to close a connection
and open a new one every x recipients. With Custom recipient
unchecked, it uses x recipients in BCC as before but also close
and open a connection for every mail sent. This feature is for
user which ISP has an amount mails limit by session.
* Look at full list at the bottom.
Since v1.5, Maxbulk Mailer can be registered as Standard or as Pro
Version. The Pro version...
Sonnet Brings Mac OS X Solution to Unsupported Platforms
SONNET BRINGS OS X SOLUTION TO UNSUPPORTED PLATFORMS
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA April 23, 2001. Sonnet Technologies, the worldwide
market share leader in processor upgrade cards for Apple Macintosh
computers, announces OS X compatibility for an extended number of
configurations. Apple Computer's official release of OS X on March 24, 2001
was said to support only "native" G3 and G4 systems. Sonnet's announcement
covers a much wider array of upgraded Macintosh and compatible models, plus
a program to support customers of Newer Technology's processor upgrades.
Effective immediately, the Sonnet Encore/ZIF and Encore/ST G3/G4 processor
upgrade product lines are completely OS X compatible in all Power Macintosh
G3 and G4 desktops and Minitowers. Those who are running a Sonnet Encore G4
upgrade in a beige Power Macintosh G3 will need a software update, now
available at no cost at http://www.sonnettech.com/downloads/.
In those same Power Macintosh G3 and G4s, users of Newer Technology's
BBEdit 6.1 Available for Mac OS X
BBEdit 6.1 Available for Mac OS X
Award Winning HTML and Text Editor Taps Mac OS X Technologies
Bedford, MA -- April 20, 2001 -- Bare Bones Software today announced the
immediate availability of version 6.1 of BBEdit(tm), the company's
award-winning HTML and text editor. This update marks the first version of
BBEdit that runs natively on Mac OS X, Apple's next generation operating
"We have a long and distinguished history of leadership in producing
Mac-only software which makes the most of the Mac OS," said Rich Siegel,
the founder, president and CEO of Bare Bones Software. "With the release of
BBEdit for Mac OS X, we are proud to be among the first to deliver software
which runs natively on Mac OS X, and which brings the power of this
exciting new OS release to our customers."
"Mac OS X, which combines the power of Unix with the simplicity of the Mac,
is the ultimate platform for developing exciting new web applications,"
said Philip Schiller, Apple's vice president of...
Xtools 1.0: Aqua X Window Desktop for Mac OS X
XTOOLS: AN AQUA X WINDOW DESKTOP FOR MAC OS X
Xtools 1.0 Now Shipping
Santa Barbara, CA, April 20, 2001. Tenon Intersystems announced today the
release of Xtools 1.0 - a fully integrated X desktop for Mac OS X. Tenon's
high-performance X Window Server provides seamless integration between an X
Window display environment and Macintosh applications. Tenon's new X Window
Server is an easy-to-use, flexible, Mac OS X application that integrates
the best elements of Apple's Aqua desktop with state-of-the-art X Window
tools to provide a powerful extension to Apple's new operating system.
Xtools, based on the latest X11R6.4 and XFree86, is a multithreaded Cocoa
application, optimized for both the velocity engine and multiple
processors. Tenon's new X window server uses Apple's CoreGraphics and the
Quartz display engine. Xtools' hardware-accelerated OpenGL includes a suite
of clickable OpenGL applications. The new Xtools package supports rootless
X windows on the Aqua desktop, as well as a...
Download Deputy Turbo 4.5
ilesa Software releases Download Deputy Turbo 4.5
Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA -- 4/19/01 -- ilesa Software today
announced the release of Download Deputy Turbo 4.5, its popular Internet
download manager. ilesa's CEO and president, Mallory Paine, said earlier
today, "Download Deputy Turbo 4.5 represents a stabilization of features
and a major stepping stone to the release of native MacOS X version.
Download Deputy Turbo 4.5 also boasts some new acceleration features that
collectively make it the fastest Macintosh download manager, bar none."
What is Download Deputy Turbo?
Download Deputy Turbo is a download accelerator and manager combined into
one small, convenient utility. With a simple, elegant design, Download
Deputy Turbo is so easy to use that you probably won't have to read its
manual. Why have multiple files downloading in many different programs when
one easy-to-use, efficient utility can handle them all? Download Deputy
Turbo 4.5 is the fastest download tool, period. Why...
QuickCode Pro v4.2.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Automated Solutions Group Announces QuickCode Pro v4.2.1 Release
Huntington Beach, CA - April 19, 2001: Automated Solutions Group today
announced the release of QuickCode Pro 4.2.1 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 4.2.1
- Under Classic in MacOS X, the toolbar would not draw when a window was
brought to the front.
- If Caps Lock was on, Option-dragging text would not copy it.
- Installs Deployment stubs for MacOS and Windows when using QCP plug-in
commands in production databases.
Pricing and Availability
QuickCode Pro v4.2 for Macintosh.........................$199.95/user
QuickCode Pro v4.2 Upgrade (registered v4.x Owners).............free...
ConceptDraw 1.6 for OS X
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CS-ODESSA ANNOUNCES CONCEPTDRAW 1.6 FOR OS X
Odessa, Ukraine - April 19th, 2001 - Computer Systems Odessa, Corp.
announces the release of ConceptDraw 1.6 for Macintosh, Windows and Mac OS
X - a new version of the powerful flowcharting and diagramming software
ConceptDraw v1.6 for Macintosh is a Carbonized application, which runs
natively on Mac OS X and takes full advantage of the powerful possibilities
in Mac OS X, including the Aqua look and feel, enhanced memory management,
multitasking and other benefits of any native Mac OS X application.
Along with the Carbonized version of ConceptDraw 1.6, which requires Mac OS
8.5 or higher, there's a "Classic" version of ConceptDraw 1.6, specially
for users of older operating systems (starting from Mac OS 8.1).
ConceptDraw 1.6 doesn't add new functionality with respect to v1.59.
However, under OS X users will notice considerable performance improvements
for some memory-consuming tasks, especially when opening...
My Secret 1.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MY SECRET 1.1 RELEASED
My Secret 1.1 is an update for the text encryption utility that uses strong
448 bit Blowfish or 256 bit Rijndael encryption to secure text messages and
private notes. The application is $10 shareware.
BERLIN, GERMANY - April 19th, 2001 - Shareware author Erich H Rast has
released an update to his text encryption tool My Secret. The Macintosh
application acts like a simple multi-document notepad and encrypts and
decrypts private notes and messages using symmetric block ciphers like 448
bit Blowfish and 256 bit Rijndael, the latter being the new Advanced
Encryption Standard (AES). The update fixes several bugs and is recommended
to all users. The application is USD $10 shareware and the upgrade from
version 1.0 is free for registered users.
New features in version 1.1 are:
- new menu item Encrypt & Save
- several bug fixes, enhanced overall stability
- now saves all window positions and settings
- support for multiple encryption (TEMK)
Intelli Innovations' Mac OS X Apps
From: "Intelli Innovations, Inc." (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: [ANN] Intelli Innovations updates
Intelli Innovations, Inc. is pleased to announce the following new products
for Mac OS X:
* eMail Alert! 2.6
Our popular e-mail notification and reader product, now Carbonized
and ready to run on Mac OS X.
* P.O. Toolbox 1.4
Now Carbonized, new automatic image cropping for Delivery
Confirmation barcodes, by user request.
* IntelliMerge 1.1
Our official Carbon release also adds HTML, Unicode support, text
wrapping, MIME, message preview mode, and sortable recipient lists.
See the release notes for more information.
Release Notes: http://www.intellisw.com/support/releasenotes....
Terra Soft to Include LXP with YDL 2.0
TERRA SOFT TO INCLUDE LXP WITH YDL 2.0
Loveland, CO -- 19 April 2001 -- Terra Soft Solutions, Inc., the leading
developer of Linux solutions for PowerPC(tm) microprocessors, is pleased to
include LXP, Command Prompt's PostgreSQL application server with the much
anticipated release of Yellow Dog Linux 2.0.
Joshua Drake, Co-Founder of Command Prompt, Inc. states, "Terra Soft
Solutions YDL 2.0 is an exceptional distribution that will help increase
the viability of Linux and LXP. It is our pleasure to include our LXP
application server with their distribution."
The LXP application server provides easy access to the advanced features of
PostgreSQL. LXP offers a suite of services to assist the Linux web
developer produce easily managed, dynamic websites, including: direct
fallback to the PHP language, persistent query execution, data parsing, and
XML and content management. An example of LXP can be found at
"In addition to the nearly complete YDL 2.0 book, we are...
MacVCD 2.5 for Mac OS X
FOR RELEASE ON APRIL 18, 2001
MACVCD X RELEASED
Vancouver, British Columbia, April 18, 2001 - The Mireth Technology Corporation has released version 2.5 of MacVCD X.
MacVCD X is a Mac OS X version of our software video CD Player, MacVCD, that you can use to play VCDs on your Macintosh. Because Mac OS X (as of April 2001) does not support the Video CD format, you need to make Macintosh formatted copies of your VCDs for use with Mac OS X. You can do this using MacVCD and a CD burner. Once you have created these new CDs you can use MacVCD X just like MacVCD.
To convert the Video CD into a format than can be read by Mac OS X and played using MacVCD X, do the following:
1. Using MacVCD on Mac OS 9, insert the VCD and then
select it from the VCD menu.
2. From the File menu, select Save As Self Contained Movie...
3. If the VCD has more than one track, select the next
track from the Track menu and repeat step 2. Do this for
XS3D: OpenGL based Scene Library for REALbasic
Essence Software is proud to announce the latest release of XS3D!
XS3D is a powerful, OpenGL based Scene Library for REALbasic. It was
developed with the intention of simplifying the process of creating 3D
graphics by providing a pre-constructed set of objects (REALbasic classes)
for use in REALbasic applications. XS3D is a scalable toolkit, capable of
handling realtime business charts, scientific data, or games development.
This release of XS3D features:
- XSModel support
The XSModel format is a powerful, XML-based model format that can
be used to save and load your scenes and models. It supports inline
Zip compression, which can reduce your average 512K model file down
to 12k, which no loss in geometric data and neglible impact on file
- Windows support
Preliminary supports for Windows has been added to this release.
Basic projects compile, but dynamic texture map support is a
Apple Reports Second Quarter Profit of $43 Million
Apple Reports Second Quarter Profit of $43 Million
Consolidated Financial Statements
Q2 2001 Data Summary
CUPERTINO, California-April 18, 2001-Apple today announced financial
results for its fiscal 2001 second quarter ended March 31, 2001. For the
quarter, the Company posted a net profit of $43 million, or $.12 per
diluted share. These results compare to a net profit of $233 million, or
$.64 per diluted share, achieved in the year ago quarter. Revenues for the
quarter were $1.43 billion, down 26 percent from the year ago quarter, and
gross margins were 26.9 percent, compared to 28.2 percent in the year ago
quarter. International sales accounted for 48 percent of the quarter's
The quarter's results included a $3 million net favorable impact from
non-recurring items including an after-tax gain of $89 million resulting
from the sale of approximately 23 million shares of ARM Holdings plc. and
an after tax charge of $86 million related to the write down of certain
Marathon Computer's rackmount chassis for G4
Get your Mac into a Rack with Marathon Computer's rackmount chassis for the
fastest G4s to date
NASHVILLE, TN - April 18, 2001 -- Marathon Computer, Inc., introduces the
PRGF model of the PowerRack G Series, a rackmount chassis created
exclusively for the Apple Power Mac G4 with 466, 533, 667, and 733 MHz
Marathon Computer presents the smartest solution for those who need the
power of a G4 with the flexibility of a rackmounted system. The PowerRack G
Series houses the components a Power Mac in a secure, durable chassis that
easily fits into industry-standard 19" racks. The chassis occupies only 4U
of rack space, and at only 18" deep, neatly fits all computer cabinetry.
"As Apple brings out more and more powerful machines, I find that I'm using
them in applications for which rackmounting is a natural," explains
customer Carol Hoffman of Look and Feel Graphics, "the Marathon case does
everything I need in a rackmount. It's a secure home for my G4 and the new
manual made my...
ASCon-A 2.0 text converter for Mac OS X
for immediate release
Version 2.0 of ASCon-A text converter now with support for Mac OS X
MUEHLACKER, Germany - April 18, 2001 - Medienwerkstatt Muehlacker today
announced the release of ASCon-A 2.0 X, it's free utility for converting
text between MacOS and Windows, for Macintosh computers running Apple's new
Mac OS X.
"After having a Mac OS Classic-compatible version for about a year, and
getting many requests for a Carbon version, we are very happy to release
Version 2 of ASCon-A with support for Apple's new and modern Mac OS X",
said Peter Baral, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Medienwerkstatt
System Requirements & Availability
ASCon-A 2.0 for Mac OS X requires a Apple computer with a PowerPC processor
MacOS X 10.0 or later. It also runs on Mac OS 8.6 an later with CarbonLib
ASCon-A is available online under the "Tools"-section of Medienwerkstatt
Mhlacker's German web site:
MacPopUp 2.5b, for Mac OS X
For immediate release
New Messenger comes to Mac OS X
MacPopUp 2.5b. New version of advanced cross-platform Instant Messenger
provides Mac users with Mac OS X compatibility.
April 18, 2001 - Kanex Group Inc. today unveiled an update of its flagship
application MacPopUp 2.5b. Built for Mac OS X, it provides users with all
advantages of Apple's advanced OS - Aqua interface, protected memory
architecture utilization and pre-emptive multitasking. MacPopUp is the only
full-featured IM LAN Solution available for Mac OS X. It works natively
with Apple's latest operating system without requiring the Classic
MacPopUp allows Mac users to exchange instant messages with other users on
any local area network. Users can easily communicate with anyone on
corporate, school and home networks. Its interface is simple but amazingly
effective. And it works with Windows and UNIX computers too.
Macs with 68k processors and Mac OS 7.x? No problem. MacPopUp works as
easily as on the latest...
Timbuktu Pro for Mac OS X, Preview Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Netopia's Timbuktu Product Line Harnesses the Power of Mac OS X
Timbuktu Pro Preview Release Now Ready for Testing
ALAMEDA, Calif. (April 18, 2001) Netopia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTPA), today
announced the preview release of Timbuktu Pro Mac OS X. With its support of
OS X, Netopia extends a long tradition of support for Apple's advanced
For more than ten years, Timbuktu Pro has been the leading remote control
and file transfer software for Mac OS. Today, the preview version of
Timbuktu Pro for Mac OS X is available for purchase from Netopia's online
store for $29.95. By making this preview version available for purchase,
Netopia hopes to secure as much feedback as possible for its engineers who
will be working on the development of the final release due out late this
Timbuktu Pro for OS X integrates several new features including package
distribution, added security, large file support and the complete Aqua
interface. The new release is backwards...
Mac OS conduit for WordSmith, for Palm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Blue Nomad Releases Full Macintosh Version of WordSmith
Blue Nomad releases Mac OS conduit for WordSmith, its award winning word
processing application for Palm Powered(tm) handheld computers
Redwood City, California (April 16, 2001). Blue Nomad today introduced an
updated version of WordSmith that includes full support for Macintosh
users. The new version incorporates a bi-directional synchronization
conduit that provides Macintosh users of WordSmith the ability to
synchronize Rich Text Format files, such as those created by Microsoft
Word, to and from their Palm Powered(tm) organizers. The new Macintosh
conduit replaces the old WordSmith Mac OS document converter and provides
generally the same features as the Windows version of WordSmith.
WordSmith is the most revolutionary, intuitive and full-featured word
processor, enhanced memo pad and rich document viewer available for Palm
Powered organizers. Not only does WordSmith support rich text, such as
ProTV Stereo Version 2.6.1
Dear Mac Enthusiast,
Starting today Formac is providing for download its latest ProTV software
version 2.6.1 . The software is compatible with Formac studio and ProTV
What's new or improved?
-) The latest version runs more stable on all Macs, especially on G4s
-) Random cutting off of audio signal on G4s has been solved
-) Smoother picture in "average-mode" and therefore better results when
-) Improved routines and error messages for faster and better problem
-) After using the TV mode all windows in the ProTV application will be
-) ProTV will set the sound input automatically to the connected device at
-) WebTools: Stalling of the application if more than 160 pictures are
stored in the folder has been solved.
-) French manual now available
For download please go to the support section (Software updates) at
Formac Electronic Inc.
1510 6th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Steve Jobs to Kick Off Apple's Worldwide Developers...
Steve Jobs to Kick Off Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference 2001
CUPERTINO, California - April 17, 2001 - Apple today announced that Apple
CEO Steve Jobs will kick off its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) with
a "fireside chat" with developers on Monday, May 21, 2001, at 9:30 a.m.
The five-day event, which runs from May 21-25, at the San Jose Convention
Center, will focus almost exclusively on Mac OS X, Apple's next generation
operating system, with in-depth technical sessions and a showcase of the
latest development tools.
Other Activities at Apple's WWDC 2001 include:
* more than 100 in-depth technical sessions and hands-on labs to get the
latest information on Mac OS X directly from Apple engineers and technology
* an Exhibitor Fair with the latest development tools and products; and
* the Apple Design Awards for: innovation, advanced Mac OS X look and feel,
use of Apple technologies and exciting new product entries to the Mac OS X
Cost & Registration...
DataShell 1.3 for Valentina
DataShell for Valentina Delivers Object Relational DB for FutureBASIC^3 Users
April 16, 2001. MacBrowse is proud to announce the availability of
DataShell 1.3, a driver solution that allows FutureBASIC^3 developers to
use Valentina XCMD, an object-relational, SQL-powered database engine, in
What's new in DataShell 1.3 ...
- Reference Manual improved and updated
- New function: 'Valentina_SetCreator'
- Fixed 'BaseObject_GetRecordCount'
- From now, 'Methods' are passed/returned in handles
DataShell 1.3 is fully compatible with Valentina XCMD 1.8.8b23.
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.
Happy Birthday TidBITS
From: "Adam C. Engst" (email@example.com)
Subject: These TidBITS go to eleven
In these days of dot.coms dropping like the proverbial flies, I thought you
might appreciate a spot of good news and longevity. This week's issue of
TidBITS (#576) marks our 11th anniversary of continuous Internet
publication, cementing our status as one of the oldest solely electronic
publications on the Internet.
To commemorate the event, I've gone back and re-read all the TidBITS issues
from our second year of publication - April of 1991 to April of 1992. It's
fascinating to see how far we've come, but also just how little some things
have changed. RAM was $40 per megabyte, versus 35 cents per megabyte today,
and we were talking about 88 MB SyQuest cartridges that cost about the same
as an 80 GB hard disk disk now. But even back then we were covering topics
like adding protected memory to the Mac OS, distributed computing, and
wireless networking. You might find the article amusing - it's at:
From: Brian S Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: 'Blugs' List Management Engine 1.0b3
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Blugs 1.0b3, a
replacement for the Mac OS List Manager and DataBrowser.
This new beta release incorporates a staggering array of bug fixes and
enhancements, including better OS X compatibility. At long last, the
non-Debug, Pascal, and MPW libraries are available for download. This
version is feature-complete, and could be considered a release candidate
Blugs, sample code, and extensive PDF documentation are available for
(My MosesHall.tripod.com site still exists but Tripod's abuse-bots seem to
prevent most binary downloads.)
Thanks for your attention.
Brian 'Moses' Hall, Macintosh Developer
REALbasic: plans for future releases
REALbasic: plans for future releases
I wanted to take a moment to let all of you know what we are planning in
terms of our release schedule for future releases of REALbasic.
As you all know we released REALbasic 3.0 on February 12th of this year. One
of the big features of REALbasic 3.0 is support for Mac OS X. Specifically,
REALbasic 3.0 was designed to support Mac OS X Public Beta. We did this so
that those of you that were interested in getting a head start on Mac OS X
versions of your applications could do so.
There were many changes in Mac OS X between the public beta and final
release (Mac OS X 10.0). To maintain compatibility with Mac OS X 10.0, we
are currently finishing up development of REALbasic 3.1. This version will
be a free update for all registered REALbasic 3.0 users and will be the
version that is compatible with Mac OS X. This version also includes a
number of bug fixes that are unrelated to Mac OS X. If you wish to use
REALbasic with Mac OS X, please download 3.1...
OTTool Version 1.2
New OTTool Version 1.2
OTTool now has support for Mac OS X, in addition to Classic Mac OS!
OTTool is a free utility which provides a synopsis of the IP and
AppleTalk configuration parameters within Apple Computer's Open
Transport networking architecture. In addition, OTTool allows users
on IP networks to make Domain Name Server (DNS) queries, ping devices
using ICMP Pings, trace IP routes (UNIX traceroute), scan through
ranges of IP addresses asking for resolutions, and to query a DNS for
Mail Exchange and System Info. On Classic MacOS PowerPC machines, it
will also display the IP ARP cache. We would like to hear your suggestions
and comments regarding the software. Please send your feedback to
What changed in OTTool since version 1.1?
* made OTTool run natively on Mac OS X and Classic Mac OS 8.x and 9.x,
all from a single application
* added some minor user interface improvements
You can find the new OTTool on Neon Software's ftp site:
XML Editor 1.0 by ElfData
For immediate release:
Theodore H.Smith of ElfData releases XML Editor 1.0 - A feature extensive,
user friendly, DTD validating, XML builder.
April 11, 2000, London - ElfData, data orientated developer for the
Macintosh platform, today announced XML Editor 1.0 for Macintosh. XML
Editor is a user friendly XML creator and DTD validator, giving you
meaningful messages in plain English that point to the cause of a problem
in your XML, if any.
XML Editor has extensive support for drag and drop; copy and paste;
contextual menus; user made element holders; and more, to make entry of XML
easy. XML Editor has integrated source and hierarchical edit modes. It uses
entities files, to display characters such as "ä", onscreen, in their
native equivilent, allowing for direct entry of European and math symbols,
or user defined entities.
XML Editor has extensive find abilities, allowing for conditional finds on
any combination of empty elements, non-empty elements, CDATA, comments,
DssW announces Power Manager 2.1: Automation Suite
Power Manager is a complete automation suite for the Macintosh.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Dragon Systems Software Limited (DssW), email@example.com, fax: +44
DssW announces Power Manager 2.1 for the Macintosh. Designed for
AppleScripters, network administrators and professional Macintosh users,
Power Manager can both automate your workflow and reduce running costs.
Power Manager is a unique suite of Macintosh automation and power
Using Power Manager's scheduling capabilities you can easily control when
your Macintosh automatically starts up, shuts down, wakes up and sleeps.
Our latest version of Power Manager features three Schedulers to cater to
Power Manager's Launcher can automatically run your AppleScripts, launch
your applications and open your documents at any time or on a specific
trigger. Triggers include: start up, shut down, specific date and time,
daily, weekly, monthly, wake up, system sleep, user log in and...
IOGEAR & USB 2.0
IOGEAR makes speedy entry into USB 2.0 market
~ ships market's first PCI Host Card; offers 40 times the transfer rate of
original USB technology ~
Irvine, CA - April 11, 2001 - USB users can now take full advantage of
faster transfer speeds as IOGEAR today shipped the first USB 2.0 compliant
PCI Host Card.
The PCI Host Card (GIC250U) is based on the new NEC chipset and comes with
five ports (one internal and four external) for easy plug-n-play
accessibility and scalability. It can transfer data up to 480 Mbps,
offering users increased functionality over multiple USB connected devices.
The product is priced at $89 (MSRP) and is available immediately from all
major catalog resellers, online resellers and selected retail outlets.
"USB 2.0 technology delivers a simple solution to the increased demand for
bandwidth when using connected devices," said Kevin Luong, senior channel
sales manager at IOGEAR, Inc. "This advance has pushed manufacturers into a
new arena. It is an accomplishment to...
Troi Plug-in Power 5 CD-ROM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Troi Automatisering ships Troi Plug-in Power 5 CD-ROM for FileMaker Pro 5
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, April 11th, 2001--Troi Automatisering
today announced it has begun shipment of the Troi Plug-in Power CD-ROM
volume 5, for FileMaker Pro 4 and 5 on Mac and Windows.
The Plug-in Power CD-ROM contains demonstrations of 12 powerful Troi
Plug-ins for FileMaker Pro and 24 plug-ins and utilities from other leading
developers. You'll find all plug-in demonstrations neatly organized and the
CD-ROM saves you from hunting down the plug-ins from the Internet.
Peter Baanen, company president, comments: "We have put the latest version
of the Troi Text plug-in on the CD-ROM and added the new Ranges and
Activator plug-ins. Together with the range of third party plug-in demos
and the comprehensive, searchable database of all FileMaker plug-ins
available on the market, this CD-ROM is a must-have for all FileMaker
developers who want to use the best tools for their...
NuSpectra's SiteZAP 6.0.5
ALAMEDA, CA, April 11, 2001 -- NuSpectra today released SiteZAP
6.0.5, an update for all registered SiteZAP 6.0 users, available free
SiteZAP 6.0 is an easy to use application which turns your Powerbook,
G4, or iMac into a Webcasting server, and provides Pan/Tilt/Zoom
telerobotic camera control via any web browser. SiteZAP provides live
streaming audio and video through any broadband Internet connection
allowing camera access from anywhere.
SiteZAP's navigational interface makes it easy to center the camera
on the desired view with just a point and click. Other features
include easy to operate scroll bars, queue status, custom AppleScript
support and a compass rose to tell you where the camera is pointing.
Several Web page examples are given for Macromedia Flash and straight
HTML. SiteZAP also provides complete, easy access archiving.
SiteZAP integrated camera systems are in use throughout the world to
monitor activities in a wide range of situations, including...
Toast 5 Titanium
Toast 5 Titanium Is Now Shipping!
Roxio's Premier CD Burning Software for Macintosh
Milpitas, Calif., April 2, 2001 - Roxio, Inc., the digital media company
from Adaptec, is now shipping the new Toast 5 Titanium in the US. Customers
can purchase the product at their local computer retail store for a
suggested retail price of $99 or direct from Roxio at www.roxio.com.
"Toast 5 Titanium is packed with many new features for users to burn DVD's,
MP3's, photos and VideoCDs," said Victor Nemecheck, Toast product manager
at Roxio. "It is truly the ultimate CD and DVD burning package."
The new Toast 5 Titanium boasts a totally new user interface specifically
designed for use on Mac OS X, the ability to burn CDs in the background,
automatic MPEG encoding for burning iMovies onto VideoCDs for playback in
most DVD players, and support for most DVD-RAM and DVD-R/RW drives.
In addition to the new features listed above, Toast 5 Titanium now includes
all the tools needed for complete CD mastering,...
PandaWare TimeCache 4.0
For immediate release:
THE PANDAWARE COMPANY UPDATES TIMECACHE TO VERSION 4.05
Macintosh time and expense tracking application receives bug fixes. Trial
version available at (http://www.pandaware.com/).
The PandaWare Company has released an update to TimeCache, its popular time
and expense tracking application for Macintosh users who bill clients for
project work. PandaWare(r) TimeCache(tm) 4.05 includes a number of bug
fixes which enhance its stability.
TimeCache 4.05 runs only on Power Macintosh (PPC) machines, under Mac OS
8.0 or higher. A Carbon version for use with Mac OS X will be released soon.
A fully feature-enabled trial version of TimeCache 4.0 is available for
download at The PandaWare Company's web site: (http://www.pandaware.com/).
Users of the trial version can save up to 20 days' worth of data. For
unlimited use, a registration key is provided with the purchase of a
license for US$40.00 per user.
Members of the media who would like to receive a free registration key...
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