Expanded MACWORLD Conferences, 7/2000
For Immediate Release
Expanded MACWORLD Conferences Offer New Educational Opportunities for Mac Users
Framingham, MAMay 22, 2000 "Digital Video Everywhere," "iMovie Magic" and
"PalmPilot & MacintoshA Match Synched in Heaven" are some of the exciting
new conference sessions that will be presented at MACWORLD Conference &
Expo/New York 2000. Offering up-to-date educational opportunities to Users
of all skill levels, dozens of new conference sessions exploring the latest
advancements in the industry have been added to the leading conference
program for Macintosh users.
Presented by renowned industry experts, the comprehensive four-day program
will feature the most complete conference program available for Mac users
of all disciplines, including educators, small office/home office users,
musicians, digital video creators, Internet users and those looking to
improve on their operating system skills.
Consisting of more than 100 conference sessions plus 16 full-day workshops,
Classic Menu for OS X
Sig Software is proud to announce the release of Classic Menu for OS X.
Classic Menu gives OS X an Apple menu just like the old Mac OS. Put aliases
of your favorite items in the Classic Menu Items folder and they will
appear in a menu on the right edge of the menu bar.
Classic Menu was written in response to visible demand for such a utility
at Apple's recent Worldwide Developer Conference. It has been tested
successfully on Developer Preview 4 of Mac OS X and is being made freely
available in unrestricted form.
The Classic Menu page is at:
Blue World is pleased to announce the creation of LiveMotion Talk, an email
discussion forum for discussing Adobe's new LiveMotion product. LiveMotion
Talk is a forum for users to provide user-to-user support, tips and
feedback. All messages posted to LiveMotion Talk are archived in a Web
All interested parties are cordially invited to join LiveMotion Talk by
sending an email message to email@example.com with the words
"subscribe livemotion" (without quotes) in the body of the message.
Additional information is available at
Tangerine Agenda for Mac
May 22, 2000
YENCO.COM is proud to introduce the Tangerine Agenda for Mac - Version 1.0.
The Agenda is a different kind of personal calendar. It is a round, virtual
device which enables you to digitally record and play back voice reminders
using a simple interface.
The Agenda is fully Date & Time control panel aware and Year 2000
compliant. It is also fully compatible with Mac OS 9 and makes a great
companion to any iMac.
The Agenda comes with a virtual battery pre-installed which is good for 30
trials of the device. The battery can be recharged by purchasing a recharge
code for the low price of $15 (US). Once the battery is recharged it will
no longer run down.
The Agenda is now available for download in Blueberry, Strawberry, Lime,
and Tangerine and YENCO.COM will be rolling out new colors over the next
two weeks. For more information about the Agenda please visit:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CDFINDER 2.8 RELEASED
May 21, 2000, Moerfelden, Germany
The author today announced the immediate availability of version 2.8 of
CDFinder, the popular shareware disk catalog tool for the Macintosh.
The new version is free for all registered owners of CDFinder and can be
obtained from the CDFinder-Homepage (http://www.cdfinder.de/).
A single user license is $20, multi user licenses are available.
CDFinder is a very fast and powerful tool to create catalog files of your
hard disks, floppies, ZIP's and anything else that spins. It has a great
user interface and very useful search functions. CDFinder supports
drag&drop and requires at least a 68020 or PowerPC CPU. While System 7 is
required, CDFinder is also fully compatible to MacOS 9. A special feature
is the multi-lingual user interface
New features in CDFinder 2.8:
- CDFinder can now import existing catalog files of CatFinder and Disk
- .zip archive...
InterView 2.0 Media Capture Upgrade
For Immediate Release
May 15, 2000
XLR8 Now Shipping
InterView 2.0 Media Capture Upgrade
Atlanta, GA - XLR8, the award-winning leader in Macintosh performance and
peripherals, is now shipping its new InterView 2.0 Media Capture Software
upgrade for Mac USB. InterView 2.0's breakthrough advancement in media
capture technology delivers full compatibility with all major video editing
software packages, broader Internet capabilities (including QuickTime
streaming and webcasting), as well as a completely new application-XLR8
TheaterTM. XLR8 Theater allows for full screen viewing from a DVD player,
satellite tuner or VCR-turning any Mac into a stand alone entertainment
"InterView 2.0 improves on all the core features that made it's
predecessor, InterView 1.0, so successful," said Jack Kolk, Vice President
and General Manager of XLR8, "while adding great new features like support
for Internet broadcasting-potentially the next killer application for the
Internet. InterView 1.0's...
Terra Soft Shows 4 node, 500 MHz, G4 cluster on Linux
TERRA SOFT COMPLETES FIRST FOUR WEEKS OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ROAD SHOW
Cupertino, California -- 19 May 2000 -- Terra Soft Solutions, Inc., the
leading developer of Linux solutions for PowerPC(TM) microprocessors, has
completed the first four weeks of the six-week, six-city Science &
Technology Road Show 2000 with Apple Computer.
Kai Staats, founder and CEO of Terra Soft Solutions states, "A fantastic
experience for us. We have presented our parallel, high-performance
computing solution to a variety of enthusiastic audiences--well received
all around. This past month has been educational for both our audience and
our own development team as we have met some of the brightest minds, the
most advanced researchers of our times. These are the people who made
commodity parallel computing a reality."
Terra Soft Solutions has demonstrated a 4 node, 500 MHz, G4 cluster running
Black Lab Linux at MIT, Harvard, Argonne and Fermi National Labs outside of
Chicago, the National Institute of...
REALbasic Report Writer v 1.0a2
From: "Aaron L. Bratcher" (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: [ANN] REALbasic Report Writer v 1.0a2
The following enhancements have been made since a1:
- page setup information is now properly saved/retrieved
- visual marker for page width is now seen in the designer
- report footers now preview/print
- layout toolbar has been added, buttons are not operative yet.
Please feel free to take a look and give me feedback. I hope to be
releasing a beta by monday or tuesday and releasing the final 1.0 version
late in the week.
You can get it here: http://homepage.mac.com/aaronbratcher/realbasic
About REALbasic Report Writer 1.0:
- Give any program written in REALBasic 2.1 or higher the ability to
create reports with or without data source (can only preview/print
with data source)
- the end user can edit existing reports if you let them
- end user can preview reports before printing
- store strings with the report (like SQL commands, user options,
etc.) These strings can be printed in the report...
WS4D/eCommerce 3.2b17 is now available! Complete information is available at
* Auto creation of PDF's of Confirmation Orders
* Auto Printing of approved/completed web orders
* Canadian GST/PST Tax Support
* New Tag (User_Platform), returns Mac, Win, Other
* New Tag (User_Browser), returns NetScape, Microsoft, Other
* Added Product Actions - Sending Email/Adding Realms after
Order is approved via Authorizenet
* Added POP support for module WS4D/eEmail-Search
* Supports Unique Products on StoreFront
* Ability to Show Quantity Available
* Different HTML Pages for each Product
* Ability to Send Emails per product after order is Approved
* Ability to Add User To Realms per product after order is Approved
* Expiring Users for Realms
* Bug Fixes
3.2 will be a free upgrade for anyone running version 3.0 - 3.1.1.
Michael Ginsberg Internet: MAILTO:email@example.com
MDG Computer Services, Inc....
SuperCard 3.6.2 Update
IncWell DMG, Ltd., in association with Solutions Etcetera, announced today
the availability of SuperCard 3.6.2, a free update to their high level
multimedia and rapid application development tool. The new version is
available via download to registered users of versions 3.5, 3.5.2, 3.6, and
3.6.1, and addresses both feature requests and reported problems from home
users and developers alike.
"The recent announcement of the delay of the release of Apple's Mac OSX
operating system provides us a golden opportunity to address current users'
requests for additions to SuperCard in what is planned to be a series of
updates to be made available to the SuperCard community.", said Scott
Simon, Director of Product Development for IncWell.
SuperCard offers both the home user and the professional developer alike,
an easy to use - easy to learn, yet high-powered environment that provides
the ability to create custom applications that can take full advantage of
the interface, graphics, and...
FileMaker Scriptology Training
The SCRIPTOLOGY FileMaker Hands-On Training Seminars 2 courses for serious
FileMaker Pro 3.0/4.0/5.0 users, based on the popular Scriptology book and
FileMaker Pro Scripting and Calculations
- 3 day Intermediate class
- 2 day Advanced class
John Mark Osborne (co-author of Scriptology)
Santa Monica (Los Angeles), Washington D.C., Chicago, Boston, Palm Desert
(FileMaker Developer Conference) and San Francisco Bay Area. These courses
can also be brought directly to your company (contact us for details).
*NEW* The courseware for these classes has been newly revised to include
new FileMaker Pro 5.0 features. Exisiting exercises have been completely
rewritten based on the class room experience of teaching these classes over
To register for a Scriptology course, please visit:
Qilan 1.0: Internet Database for Mac OS X
CommonGround Softworks Inc. Announces Qilan 1.0
HOOKSETT, NEW HAMPSHIRE - May 18, 2000 - CommonGround Softworks Inc. today
announces the release of Qilan version 1.0, a new software development
tool for producing powerful internet database systems.
"Qilan is a database system designed to operate on a web server. It is a
complete environment for the creation of user entry/output screens, logical
data manipulation and data base access. With Qilan, the developer can
easily link SQL database engines with the world wide web."
"Qilan can be used by developers who don't like to program. Developers do
not have to know or rely upon SQL or remember complicated or intricate
symbols to create complex queries, manipulate data, or access databases.
The initial release of Qilan can access FrontBase and Openbase as backend
SQL database engines. It can also access non-SQL Helix Server databases"
"Qilan works with your existing databases and web development tools.
Developers merely need...
Goo Library 1.5: Helping you Carbonize
*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***
San Jose, CA - Michael Amorose today released Goo Library 1.5, a free
programming library designed to help assist Macintosh developers in porting
their software to the Carbon programming interface.
Goo Library is an extensive Carbon Macintosh programming library that
provides many useful functions for Macintosh software developers. Libraries
are provided in PowerPC binary format compatible with CodeWarrior Beta
Tools for Mac OS X.
Version 1.5 of Goo Library offers these new enhancements:
- Goo Library is now fully Carbonized.
- Carbon wrapper API routines for replacing existing multiple Carbon
Macintosh toolbox calls with a single wrapper call.
- FireWire Utilities compatible with the Apple FireWire SDK 2.3.3.
- USB Utilities compatible with the Apple USB SDK 1.3.5
- Full online and downloadable HTML documentation.
Developers can download the free library from the web at
Goo Library 1.5 is freely distributable if...
Mac to Windows Porting tools
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
San Jose, CA, 17th May 2000: AD Software and Bowers Development announce
the launch at WWDC of the MFC Code Generator for AppMaker and PP2MFC.
The MFC Code Generator allows AppMaker users to generate MFC screen
resources and C++ code in the same high standard that AppMaker generates
for Appearance, Tools Plus, PowerPlant and other environments.
Coupled with PP2MFC this solution allows your PowerPlant applications to be
ported to Windows with native code speed - no awkward emulation layers.
AppMaker import allows existing PowerPlant screens to be imported and
avoids the need to redraw them.
PP2MFC (marketed separately and also included in the MFC Code Generator)
provides a thin layer mapping the PowerPlant API to native MFC classes.
Your major application logic such as ListenToMessage, ObeyCommand and other
event and menu manipulation methods can be a single set of source used on
This technology has been proven in education support programs used by...
OOFILE now supports Faircom Server
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
San Jose, CA, 17th May 2000: AD Software announces the OOFILE Professional
Server Edition which adds support for Faircom's popular Faircom Server.
Faircom Server provides scalable client-server database technology from 68K
Mac through to the largest Unix servers.
On sale now at DevDepot at WWDC Show Special Prices.
More information on this new member of the OOFILE family at
http://www.oofile.com.au after WWDC.
OOFILE Professional Server Edition extends the OOFILE database API. The
Open Source OOFILE report writer, graphing engine and PowerPlant forms
integration software can all be used with the extended database API.
Changing an existing GUI application to be server based requires less than
20 lines of code be changed to gain transaction-based client-server (TCP/IP
or Appletalk) access at incredible speeds.
For more information on the power of the Faircom Server see
About AD Software:
AD Software was founded in 1984 to provide a range of...
Email Merge version 1.9
From: Gideon Greenspan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sig Software is proud to announce Email Merge version 1.9.
Email Merge is an intuitive program for creating mailings of individualized
email messages. It takes a database and a message template, and merges the
two to rapidly create customized email messages in Outlook Express, Eudora,
Claris Emailer, Mailsmith or PowerMail.
Version 1.9 adds support for CTM Dev's PowerMail, can add attachments with
StuffIt compression and includes sample merges to demonstrate real-world
uses of the product.
The Email Merge page is at: http://www.sigsoftware.com/emailmerge/
Thing Detective 1.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THING DETECTIVE VERSION 1.0 FOR MACOS AVAILABLE NOW
San Jose, California, May 17, 2000
Unthinkable Research today officially released Thing Detective version 1.0
for MacOS at the 2000 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, where it was
demonstrated on stage at the "QuickTime and MacOS X" session.
Thing Detective is a powerful new utility that provides detailed
information about components on MacOS computers. It's an indispensable tool
that can be used to help develop and debug components, to learn how to use
the components provided by QuickTime and the MacOS operating system, and to
determine what component capabilities are available on MacOS computers.
With Thing Detective, you can:
* Get a comprehensive list of the components installed on a MacOS computer;
* Filter the component list to display only components with a particular
type, subtype, and/or manufacturer;
* Determine what processor a component has been compiled for;
* Get the name, icon, information...
Rainbow Painter version 1.9.1
Addiction Interactive has released Rainbow Painter1.9.1, a new version of
their award-winning $20 shareware image editor.
Rainbow Painter is a unique painting and photo retouching program for the
Macintosh. The unregistered version lets you try all features, with the
exception of some effects and the export function. Any pictures you produce
in the unregistered version are saved internally, and can be exported when
you have registered.
*Unique user interface.
*Let's you edit and view a picture in multiple windows simultaneously with
individual magnifications and layer controls.
*Up to 8 image layers with alpha/opacity channels.
*More than 60 different effects and tools to use on your pictures.
*Mask layer with special sets of tools and operations/effects.
*Three different studios, where you may rearrange and add windows as you like.
*Imports/exports Jpeg and PICT images, as well as a few other formats.
ABOUT THE NEW VERSION
Improved image editing features...
Court Dismisses All Sony Copyright and TM Claims in Connectix...
Court Dismisses All Sony Copyright and Trademark Claims in Connectix Case
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 16, 2000 - A San Francisco Federal Court today
dismissed all Sony copyright and trademark claims against Connectix
Corporation for its Connectix Virtual Game Station software. The decision
resolves seven of Sony's nine claims in favor of Connectix, eliminating the
need to bring these to trial.
The Honorable Charles Legge issued his summary judgment from the bench and
established a 90-day schedule for the two remaining claims, trade secret
and unfair competition, to be reviewed. During this period Sony and
Connectix may provide the court additional evidence and arguments to
determine whether these claims will also be subject to summary judgment.
The prior June 12 trial date was vacated and a later date will be
established if necessary.
"Once again, the court has found that both copyright and trademark law
favor broad consumer choice. We are confident that we will prevail on the...
REALbasic Announces Support for Mac OS X
REAL SOFTWARE, INC. ANNOUNCES REALBASIC SUPPORT FOR MAC OS X
REALbasic now runs on and compiles for Mac OS X
Austin, TX May 16, 2000 REAL Software, Inc. today announced the
availability of a technology preview of REALbasic that supports Mac OS X.
REALbasic is the award-winning, visual, object-oriented BASIC development
environment for Macintosh. This technology demonstration runs on Mac OS X
and creates native, Carbon compliant Mac OS X applications complete with
Aqua interface. It is available now for download at
http://www.realbasic.com/realbasicbeta.html. REAL Software will continue to
offer solutions for Mac OS X throughout the development and release of
Apple's next generation operating system.
REALbasic allows you to quickly and easily create powerful applications
that run on Macintosh and Windows. It is easy enough for beginners and
powerful enough for professionals to use. "We are excited by the
opportunities Mac OS X presents and are committed to delivering the
Chronos Personal Organizer 3.03 and Group Organizer 3
NEW PRODUCT NAMES!
PARK CITY, UTAH - May 16, 2000 -- Chronos L.C. today announced the release
of Personal Organizer 3.03 and Group Organizer 3.03. These two products are
the official successors to the award-winning Consultant and Office
Consultant personal information managers, respectively. Both users and
industry experts welcome the new name changes which more clearly describe
Chronos calls the popular Consultant the "Swiss Army Knife" of productivity
software. It integrates a calendar, address book, word processor, memo
taker, personal journal, phone dialer, and alarm clock into a single
easy-to-use application. To top it off, it synchronizes with both the
PalmPilot and the new Handspring Visor handheld organizers.
NEW OPEN TRANSPORT NETWORKING
Group Organizer 3.03 is now the first Mac client/server PIM to support
native Open Transport networking. Users may access their calendar,
contacts, memos and to-dos over an AppleTalk network or a TCP/IP network
University of Pervasive
Pervasive Software ANNOUNCES
University of pervasive EDUCATION SITE
Through Agreement with notHarvard.com, Pervasive Delivers Free, On-line
Software Education at upervasive.com
AUSTIN, TEXAS-May 16, 2000-Pervasive Software Inc. (Nasdaq:PVSW), a leading
provider of software that delivers the freedom to create applications for
everyone, everywhere, today launched The University of Pervasive, a free,
on-line academy delivering courses taught by industry experts. Through a
relationship with notHarvard.com, a pioneer of business-to-business
eduCommerce, The University of Pervasive offers Web developers, Web
masters, students and professionals a convenient, interactive way to learn
more about Web application development and database technologies.
The University, located at www.upervasive.com, opens for registration today
for the following courses:
Introduction to Tango 2000 - Learn to use the visual Tango 2000
interface to build Web-based applications that are linked to databases...
Preview Systems: Digital Goods Commerce Solution
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PREVIEW SYSTEMS UNVEILS NEW DIGITAL GOODS COMMERCE SOLUTION FOR APPLE
New Tools Give Apple Developers a Solution for Creating Trial-Enabled
Applications and Facilitate Online Distribution
APPLE WORLDWIDE DEVELOPER'S CONFERENCE, SAN JOSE, CA - May 16, 2000 -
Preview Systems (NASDAQ: PRVW) is showcasing its new digital goods commerce
solution for the Apple Macintosh platform at the Apple Worldwide
Developer's Conference this week.
The new Vbox Builder and SDK (Software Development Kit) for Macintosh,
which is part of Preview Systems' ZipLock(tm) technology platform, enables
Macintosh software developers to create applications that feature
try-before-you-buy capabilities. It also enables developers to leverage
Preview's network of resellers for selling and distributing software
Preview Systems is also offering a free Sony Walkman Digital Music Player
(valued at US$ 450) when customers license Vbox Builder and SDK for
VOODOO Server Version Control: Price Reduction
VOODOO SERVER VERSION CONTROL FOR CODEWARRIOR - PRICE REDUCTION
HAGENBERG, AUSTRIA, MAY-15-2000 -- UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH announced at
Apple's World Wide Developer Conference a new offer that makes their
flagship version control tool VOODOO Server available at a dramatically
reduced, limited time, price. This special limited time offer is designed
to make professional version control tools easily available for single
programmers and version control newcomers.
In its debut year VOODOO Server has earned acclamation and established
itself as the premiere version control system for software developers using
Metrowerks CodeWarrior. With this special offer, UNI SOFTWARE PLUS is
making VOODOO Server available to first time purchasers for only $79
(regular list price is $229). This will be a limited time offer.
"We are thrilled at the numbers of developers who have adopted VODOOO
Server during its first year. But, we also know that many more are
hesitating to apply version control for two...
Farallon Ships SkyLINE 11MB Wireless PC Card
Farallon Ships SkyLINE 11Mb Wireless PC Card for Macintosh PowerBooks and
11Mb LAN connectivity for cross-platform networking without wires.
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. May 16, 2000 - Farallon Communications, Inc., developer
of reliable, plug-and-play networking solutions for Macs and PCs, today
announced their SkyLINE 11Mb Wireless PC Card for portable computers is now
shipping. SkyLINE provides both Macintosh PowerBook and PC notebook users
access to network resources such as file servers, email, printers and the
Internet without the hassle of wires.
The SkyLINE 11Mb Wireless PC Card is based on the IEEE 802.11b Direct
Sequence Spread Spectrum standard and will interoperate on the same
wireless network along with other 802.11 DSSS solutions. SkyLINE 11Mb comes
with support for 40-bit WEP encryption and enhanced Control Panels for
simplified configuration and management. SkyLINE is compatible with
wireless solutions from vendors such as Apple, Lucent and Nokia.
4D University Offers Mastering WebSTAR Course
May 16, 2000. Berkeley, CA.
4D University Offers Mastering WebSTAR Course
4D University, the training source for the 4th Dimension RAD/RDBMS
Environment and WebSTAR Server Suite, announced today that they will offer
a course for intermediate and advanced WebSTAR users called 'Mastering
'Mastering WebSTAR' is a two-day long course that will focus on performance
optimization, security, extending WebSTAR, and using WebSTAR for e-commerce
solutions. The course will discuss WebSTAR's SSL encryption capabilities
and recommended e-commerce solutions. It is being offered at three
locations around the US; to find a location near you view the 4D University
training schedule located online at
"We want users to take full advantage of their WebSTAR servers and really
get the most out of their investment," said Brendan Coveney, President, 4D
Inc. "That is why we are offering the 'Mastering WebSTAR'...
Mac OS X Developer Preview 4 with Final API Specs
Apple Releases Mac OS X Developer Preview 4 with Final API Specs
Preview Comes Bundled with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 and Supports the
Java 2 Platform
WWDC, SAN JOSE, California-May 15, 2000-Apple today released its fourth
developer preview of Mac OS X to the 4,000 developers attending its annual
Worldwide Developer Conference. This preview version of Apple's next
generation operating system includes the final API specifications required
by developers to complete upgrades of their applications to take full
advantage of Mac OS X's new capabilities. Mac OS X Developer Preview 4 also
includes a version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 5 specifically for Mac
OS X, and support for the Java 2 Platform.
"With this Preview release, developers now have everything they need to
make killer applications for Mac OS X," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "We
are incredibly pleased at the support we are getting from many of the
world's best software developers for Mac OS X, the future of the Mac...
Metrowerks Outlines Plans for New Dev Tools for Mac OS
For Immediate Release
Metrowerks Outlines Plans for New Development Tools for Mac OS X at Apple's
Worldwide Developers Conference 2000
WWDC, SAN JOSE, Calif.-May 15, 2000-Metrowerks today outlined plans to
deliver CodeWarrior(r) development tools and online training for Apple's
upcoming Mac OS X operating system. Metrowerks released a beta version of
its CodeWarrior development tools for Mac OS X today at Apple's Worldwide
The new CodeWarrior tools are designed to take advantage of the unique new
features of Apple's Mac OS X and will incorporate the look and feel of Mac
OS X's new "Aqua" user interface. The tools will also offer backwards
compatibility, allowing Mac developers to write applications for Mac OS X
that will also run on earlier versions of Mac OS. The beta released today
includes tools that will be part of a new version of CodeWarrior for Mac OS
available late third quarter of this year.
"Our development tools for Mac OS X ... will provide...
Blue World Ships Lasso XML Developer Kit
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2000
BLUE WORLD SHIPS LASSO XML DEVELOPER KIT
Free offering allows developers to easily incorporate XML and wireless
communications with unrivaled flexibility
Bellevue, WA--May 15, 2000--Blue World Communications, Inc.--pioneers of
the Web Data Engine(tm)--today released Lasso XML Developer Kit, a free
development kit providing thorough documentation, examples and templates on
how to generate XML (Extensible Markup Language) data using Lasso for both
Instant and Custom Web Publishing. What's more, Instant WML Publishing
capabilities allow instant access to data retrieved from wireless devices
via Wireless Access Protocol (WAP) and Wireless Markup Language (WML).
Lasso XML Developer Kit also provides support for XML implementations in
popular database products such as FileMaker, Inc. FileMaker Pro 5 and
Microsoft SQL Server 2000.
"We're delighted to provide Lasso developers a highly flexible solution for
incorporating data via XML and wireless...
QuickTime 4 Tops 50 Million Copies/Previews Next Version
QuickTime 4 Tops 50 Million Copies and Apple Previews Next Version
Apple.com Named Number One Movie Trailer Site
WWDC, SAN JOSE, California-MAY 15, 2000-Apple today announced that more
than 50 million copies of its QuickTime 4 player software have been
distributed for Mac and Windows users worldwide, and gave developers at
its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) a sneak preview of the next
version of QuickTime which will debut this summer.
In addition, Nielsen//NetRatings has named Apple's website, www.apple.com,
the most popular destination for movie trailers on the web.* Contributing
to the success of Apple.com's Quicktime-based movie trailer section,
downloads for New Line Cinema's "The Lord of the Rings" preview, encoded
exclusively in QuickTime, topped 12 million since its April 7 debut, making
it one of the largest online entertainment events ever.
"We're thrilled that there are now over 50 million copies of QuickTime 4 on
both Mac and Windows platforms, and that most on-line...
Apple Expands Professional Services Organization
Apple Expands Professional Services Organization
Apple iServices Broadens Professional Support for WebObjects, Mac OS X and
WWDC, SAN JOSE, California-May 15, 2000-Apple today announced it is
expanding its professional services organization to deliver consulting,
integration and training services for WebObjects, QuickTime Streaming
Server and Mac OS X. The expanded services organization, Apple iServices,
will provide professional services for Apple customers and developers in
the creative, education and business markets.
"Apple has accumulated many years of experience designing, developing and
deploying web-based applications, managing software projects and
integrating heterogeneous systems with WebObjects," said Mitch Mandich,
Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Sales. "We are now expanding
that expertise to address the growing number of customers seeking
customized Internet solutions and integration services relating to Apple's
QuickTime Streaming Server and Mac OS...
Apple Drops WebObjects License Price to $699
Apple Drops WebObjects License Price From $50,000 to $699
New Version to be Entirely Java-Based
WWDC, SAN JOSE, California-May 15, 2000-Apple today unveiled aggressive
new pricing for its industry-leading WebObjects web application server
software, and also revealed that the next version of WebObjects will be
written entirely in Java. Starting today, customers can purchase a complete
solution for developing and deploying WebObjects applications for $699.
This new price includes both the award-winning WebObjects developer tools
and a high-end deployment license which allows unlimited usage on one
server, which together were previously priced at over $50,000.
Later this year, Apple will ship WebObjects 5 for Java, which will be built
using 100 percent pure Java technology. WebObjects 5 for Java will enable
Internet developers using Java to quickly build complex solutions which can
be deployed on virtually any server. WebObjects 5 for Java also will
support a wealth of Internet standards...
Switzerland--May 15, 2000--Blue Line Studios today announced the release of
TextBroom 2.0 for Macintosh in OS X Aqua look.
The product homepage is at http://www.blueline-studios.com/tcMain.html
TextBroom is an utility that handles nightmarish text files. Suppose you
got a list containing 3,796 e-mail address lines and you suspect it to
contain duplicate entries. TextBroom lets you remove all duplicate lines
easily with just one click. Or perhaps you just saved a spreadsheet from
within Excel "As plain text"; the resulting document now contains no less
than ten thousand tabs; 10, 12, 17, 31, etc. tabs in a row. Before you
despair, let TextBroom replace the superfluous tabulators with just a
single one, or with the character you specify.
Other features include the smart finding&replacing of funny number
separators, e.g. the apostrophe within "10'000", while the string "you're",
also containing an apostrophe, will not be changed; the automatic removing
and adding of space characters...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
** SoftPress Systems Ships Freeway 3 **
Oxford, England --- May 15th 2000 --- SoftPress Systems today announced
that the company has started customer deliveries of Freeway 3.0, a major
upgrade to their award-winning Web design software for the Apple Macintosh.
The new version, which requires Mac OS 8.1 or later debuted at MacWorld
Tokyo in February where a fully localized Japanese version, Freeway 3-J,
was shown on the Kato-Denki booth. A fully-working 30-day trial version of
Freeway 3.0 is now available from the SoftPress Web site.
The recommended retail price of Freeway 3 is maintained at $299 with
substantial discounts for education and site licences. With the release of
Freeway 3, SoftPress Systems has also launched a new competitive upgrade
program and licensed users of Adobe GoLive, Macromedia Dreamweaver and
NetObjects Fusion qualify for a 50% discount.
NEW FEATURES IN FREEWAY 3
* Productivity Improvements - up to 10 times faster: Freeway's integrated...
OpenBase SQL 6.5 Beta & RADstudio 1.0.5
1. OpenBase SQL 6.5 Beta Available
2. RADstudio 1.0.5
3. RADstudio Training
FRANCESTOWN, NEW HAMPSHIRE - May 12, 2000 - OpenBase International, Ltd.
announces OpenBase SQL 6.5 beta and RADstudio 1.0.5 for MacOS X platforms.
Both products will be shown next week at WWDC in San Jose, CA.
1. OpenBase SQL 6.5 Beta Available
OpenBase SQL database engine provides high-performance data storage and
retrieval for demanding multi-user applications. Easy-to-use GUI
administration tools allow users to design database schemas, edit table
data, manage database user accounts and even control databases from across
OPENBASE SQL PERFORMANCE:
OpenBase SQL 6.5 offers unrivaled performance on MacOS X Server for
demanding enterprise applications. OpenBase is two times faster than the
nearest competitor. Here are some performance statistics:
* With a 1 million row database containing name, address and phone...
ACDSEE FOR MAC BETA NOW AVAILABLE
Leading Digital Image Management Solution Available for Trial by
Professional and Home Mac Users Including Artists, Photographers,
VICTORIA, British Columbia-(May 9, 2000)-ACD Systems International, Inc.
(CDNX: ASA), the leading provider of digital imaging management solutions,
today announced that the Macintosh beta version of its leading digital
image management software, ACDSee, is now available.
ACDSee for Mac is a high speed, full-featured image viewer that displays
digital images in high resolution and allows users to find and organize
image archives, movie and sound clips. It supports over 40 popular image
formats, plus provides fast viewing and playing of multimedia files using
QuickTimeT technology including MPEGs and MP3s. ACDSee for Mac is ideal for
professional or home users who do photography, graphic design or multimedia
related tasks and who need to manage image, movie or sound file archives.
"This first product release...
Tenon open sources W*API Apache module
APACHE MODULE DEVELOPMENT KIT AVAILABLE FOR MAC WEBMASTERS
Tenon open sources W*API Apache module to accelerate OS X Transition
Santa Barbara, CA, May 12, 2000. Tenon Intersystems today released the
sources for a significant component of their WebTen Apache implementation.
This open source distribution is designed to help Macintosh WebSTAR plug-in
developers who want to develop Apache modules. The distribution also
includes dynamic module Apache plug-in support, Mac OS Toolbox API for
building hybrid UNIX/Mac modules and Macintosh ACGI support.
WebTen, heralded as the fastest and easiest to use Apache, was introduced
in 1997, bringing Apache to the Macintosh platform for the first time. A
key component of the WebTen development included extending Apache to
support WebSTAR-style plug-ins. The WebSTAR plug-in interface is unique to
the Mac OS platform. Including a mod_wsapi (the Apache module that
implemented the WebSTAR plug-in specification) allowed Macintosh webmasters
From: Joerg Pressel (email@example.com)
Subject: [ANN] text2graphic 2.0
we are proud to announce version 2.0 of our shareware text2graphic for
Apple Macintosh Computers - download it from our new text2graphic homepage:
text2graphic is an application that batch-converts text to graphic files
with shadows, anti-aliasing and more.
- double-byte aware; lets you e.g. use japanese fonts to create graphics
- more rendering output formats
- [pro version] new views for e.g. testing formats as button
- double as fast as the last version
- localized versions in english, german and japanese
Prices dropped to $69 for the "pro" version with the full feature set and
$25 for the "le" version with basic functionality.
Last, but not least, we founded a text2graphic mailing-list at egroups:
Join the list to get up-to-date information, discuss experiences and tricks
with other users and suggest new features!...
TableText 1.0 beta
Sig Software is proud to announce the public beta version 1.0 of TableText,
its new product for the Mac OS.
TableText is a program which allows tabular information to be represented,
manipulated and scanned as plain text. With it, you can convert
spreadsheets and tables to ASCII text with ease.
It can be used for email messages, source code comments and cross-platform
documentation. It also allows text to be converted back into tabular form,
for importing into a spreadsheet, word processor or database.
The public beta is fully functional, but expires on June 1st, 2000.
More information and the TableText download is available at:
Aestiva First to Market with "Server-Jumping"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Aestiva First To Market With "Server-Jumping"
Torrance, Calif. Aestiva announced this week a new scaling technology known
as "server-jumping." An innovation of Aestiva's Webputing technology team,
server-jumping enables dynamic sites to span multiple computers in support
of hundreds of thousands of users in the same way "static" sites have
historically been able to do.
Aestiva insiders familiar with alternative technologies claim
server-jumping is a breakthrough that could shake up the high-end computing
market. Server-jumping allows Web-applications to operate across multiple
servers with no programming required.
Server-jumping eliminates the need for CORBA, DCOM and other well-known
distributed-computing technologies. Best of all, the technology is
Web-centric. It can be deployed on Unix, Windows and MacOSX servers, a
cross-platform capability unavailable to existing technologies.
Server-jumping gives Web sites the ability to scale up as needed. Users can...
TWAIN Toolkit for Mac, 3000 Downloads
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TWAIN ANNOUNCES OVER 2500 DEVELOPER DOWNLOADS OF NEW VERSION OF INDUSTRY
STANDARD FOR MACINTOSH PLATFORM
New version of image acquisition standard provides Mac developers access to
latest features of digital cameras and scanners
BOULDER CREEK, Calif. - May 10, 2000 - The TWAIN Working Group today
announced that the TWAIN Toolkit for Mac, targeted at developers, has
received almost 3000 downloads since its release in February. The updated
Macintosh version of the industry standard TWAIN interface enables
Macintosh application developers to acquire images from digital cameras and
scanners for use in their imaging applications. The new version of the
standard application program interface (API), called Macintosh TWAIN Data
Source Manager Version 1.7, is a free download currently available online
The Data Source Manager (DSM) is the industry standard cross-platform
(Windows and Mac) API for image acquisition. The Macintosh DSM...
Web Confidential 2.0/Mac, 1.0/Palm
May 10, 2000
Macintosh developer Alco Blom and Palm developer Rene Laterveer announced
today the releases of Web Confidential 2.0 for Mac and the introduction of
Web Confidential for Palm 1.0.
Web Confidential for Palm is supplied with a Macintosh Conduit, which
synchronizes data between Macintosh and Palm.
Although widely imitated, Web Confidential is still the most powerful
password manager on the Mac today and is currently the only password
manager which is able to HotSync with a Palm device using a Macintosh
Like the Macintosh version, your data on the Palm handheld can be protected
by state-of-the-art encryption technology.
Web Confidential is an intuitive, easy-to-use program for managing user
IDs, passwords, registration numbers, and the like.
While Web Confidential is suitable for a wide variety of personal data,
from credit card numbers to serial numbers, Alco Blom designed Web
Confidential particularly for the World Wide Web in mind. "Increasing
numbers of Web sites...
Developer Central @ WWDC - Sold Out!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DEVELOPER CENTRAL RETURNS TO WWDC 2000
EXHIBIT SPACE IS PACKED AND SOLD OUT!
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA -- May 10, 2000 -- Xplain Custom Services today
announced that Developer Central, the developer showcase co-sponsored by
Apple Developer Connection and MacTech Magazine, is sold out for Apple's
Worldwide Developers Conference being held next week.
Developer Central is the de facto presence for developer tools, services
and utilities, is present at shows around the globe. Xplain Custom
Services, which manages Developer Central, has completely sold out it's
exhibit space for WWDC -- Apple's conference for developers held May 15-19,
2000 at the San Jose Convention Center.
There will be over 65 exhibitor stations with the latest, greatest, hottest
wares from developers who support the Mac development/engineering
community. This makes this showcase the largest Developer Central at any
venue at any show at any point in time. Developer Central has been managed
UserLand Submits SOAP 1.1 to W3 Consortium
UserLand Submits SOAP 1.1 to World Wide Web Consortium
BURLINGAME, Calif., May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- UserLand Software, Ariba (Nasdaq:
ARBA), Commerce One (Nasdaq: CMRC), Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE:
CPQ), Developmentor, Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HWP), IBM (NYSE: IBM),
IONA Technologies (Nasdaq: IONA), Lotus Development Corporation (NYSE:
IBM), Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT), SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today
jointly proposed to the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) a new protocol
called the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) that will allow
revolutionary new applications connecting graphic user interface desktop
applications to powerful Internet servers using the standards of the
Internet, HTTP and XML.
"SOAP has been a two-year project, starting as a collaboration between
UserLand, Microsoft and Developmentor, in April 1998, and now has the
potential of being very widely deployed and supported in virtually every
programming and scripting environment on every operating system,...
QuickCode Pro v4.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Automated Solutions Group Announces QuickCode Pro v4.0 Release
Huntington Beach, CA - May 9, 2000: Automated Solutions Group today
announced the release of QuickCode Pro 4.0 for the Macintosh, the popular
assistant editor for 4th Dimension. A full working version, limited to 30
days of use, can be downloaded from http://www.asgsoft.com.
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.
"Automated Solutions Group has once again proven their overwhelming
dedication to the 4D Community with the release of Quick Code Pro 4.0.
Improvements have been made in countless areas making this a must have tool
for any 4D Developer."
-- said Brendan Coveney, President, 4D, Inc.
"Where I come from we have one word to describe QuickCode Pro 4.0: awesome!
If you are a professional 4th Dimension programmer you must have QCP 4.0.
QCP makes the 4D method editor so much...
Keyspan Ships USB Parallel Printer Adapters
Keyspan ships USB Parallel Printer Adapters for Windows and Macintosh
RICHMOND, Calif---May 8, 2000--- Keyspan, a leading manufacturer of USB
connectivity solutions, announced it is shipping USB Parallel Printer
Adapters that enable users to connect parallel printers to their
USB-equipped Windows or Macintosh PCs. Distributed by Ingram Micro and
available through leading resellers and catalogs, the Adapters have an MSRP
The Keyspan USB Parallel Printer Adapter is available for PC s running
Windows 98 or WIndows 2000. The adapter enables you to free your parallel
port for other devices, easily hook multiple printers to your PC, or use
parallel printers with new "legacy free" PC's such Dell's WebPC, Gateway's
Astro and Compaq's iPaq. The adapter provides a bidirectional
(IEEE-1284/1994) interface and works with existing Windows printer drivers.
The Macintosh version of the USB Parallel Printer Adapter lets you connect
Epson inkjet printers to the USB port on your Macintosh...
MoniSwitch Pro LDI
For Immediate Release
Dr. Bott LLC announces MoniSwitch Pro LDI, the first KVM for digital flat
panel displays, developed with cooperation of Silicon Graphics Inc.
Portland, OR - May 5, 2000
Dr. Bott is pleased to announce MoniSwitch Pro LDI which allows the sharing
of Silicon Graphics digital flat panel display and USB peripherals between
"We are excited that Dr. Bott is delivering the first digital KVM switch to
the market with MoniSwitch Pro LDI." said Joel Ingulsrud, Product Manager
for flat panel displays at Silicon Graphics, Inc., "The ability our
customers with multiple CPUs now have to maximize their investment in SGI's
market-leading digital flat panel without compromizing image quality is yet
another example of the pure digital advantage that the 1600SW represents."
Developed with cooperation from Silicon Graphics, Inc., MoniSwitch Pro LDI
allows display sharing across a number of platforms with absolutely no...
Insider UpdateAgent 8.0.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Insider Software, Inc.
UPDATEAGENT 8 ELEVATES INTERNET UPDATING SERVICE TO NEW LEVEL OF EXCELLENCE
Five-Mouse-Rated Service Gets Advanced User-Engineering Features
May 8, 2000 [Carlsbad, California] Insider Software today announced the
availability of Insider UpdateAgent 8.0.1, a new release of its Macintosh
software updating service. The release improves support for hardware
platforms, operating-system versions, and application releases, including:
* Fixes for 68k Mac compatibility issues
* Specific updates for various OS versions
* Unique updates for specific Macintosh models
* Targeted updates for applications with non-standard versions
FIXING THE INCONSISTENCIES IN THE MAC SOFTWARE WORLD
"The software updating process uncovers just how complex and quirky the
software development world can be," said Rio Sabadicci, president of
Insider Software. "This release of UpdateAgent 8 addresses all the...
iTools for Mac OS X (DP 3)
iTools for Mac OS X (DP3)
A suite of tools to dramatically simplify Apache configuration & maintenance
Santa Barbara, CA, May 8, 2000. Tenon Intersystems, today announced a
public beta of iTools for Mac OS X (DP3). Tenon's iTools is a web server
that takes advantage of the preemptive multitasking and memory protection
of Apple's next-generation OS. iTools for Mac OS X Server has been
available for over one year and is being used worldwide for secure,
commercial web service. Because iTools runs natively on OS X, Tenon has
been able to leapfrog traditional Macintosh vendors who are pursuing
Carbonized versions of their existing Macintosh applications for Apple's
upcoming OS X. Tenon's iTools extends and enhances Mac OS X's networking
performance, efficiency, ease-of-use, and functionality, with a family of
tools essential to serious, commercial content delivery and eCommerce.
iTools for Mac OS X is an evolution of Tenon's WebTen for Mac OS, heralded
for being the easiest and fastest...
MERANT's DataDirect ODBC Products
For Immediate Release
MAY 5, 2000
METRO TECHNOLOGIES LANDS EXCLUSIVE NORTH AMERICAN DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO
COVETED MERANT MAC OBDC DRIVERS
GURNEE, ILLINOIS. Metro Technologies, L.L.C. a national, full-service
consulting and development firm, announced today that they will begin
offering MERANT's DataDirect ODBC products for both domestic and
international sales starting May 15, 2000. Among the MERANT (NNM: MRNT;
LSE: MRN) products to be distributed by Metro Technologies are the highly
sought-after DataDirect Connect ODBC drivers for Macintosh and the
complete end-to-end middleware technology -- DataDirect SequeLink 4.51 for
Macintosh. With this agreement, Metro Technologies will be the exclusive
authorized reseller in North America for MERANT's new ODBC Macintosh
products and will also provide support to its customers for such products.
The MERANT DataDirect product line covers a wide range of standards,
platforms, and data stores, ensuring the flexibility and reliability needed