MacTech Magazine: Free Giveaway of ReplayTV!
MACTECH MAGAZINE FREE GIVEAWAY OF REPLAYTV!
MAY 3 2000, WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA -- MacTech Magazine announced that each
reader ordering a new subscription or renewing an existing subscription in
May will be entered into a giveaway of a FREE 28 hour ReplayTV personal
Since 1984, MacTech Magazine has been bringing you the inside story on
Macintosh Technology & Development. If you are a programmer, web developer,
system administrator, multimedia developer, or just want to know what's
under the hood -- you should be reading MacTech Magazine.
Recent and upcoming MacTech articles have looked into wireless networks and
Apple's AirPort, the inside story on Mac OS 9 and what's coming up with Mac
OS X, how AltiVec (the velocity engine) works, home automation with
Macintosh, backup management tricks, working with WebObjects, and more. It
just keeps getting better. If you loved the last 12 issues, you'll be
amazed by the next 12.
To make it easier than ever to subscribe and renew...
SpinnerWorld & StyleSpinner
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SpinnerWorld opens with new StyleSpinner release
Stockholm, Sweden - May 2, 2000 - Today Optima System has launched the
SpinnerWorld Web site, a new Resource Center for PageSpinner users. The Web
site will provide information to page spinning users about PageSpinner and
related Web spinning software, resources, tips and news.
PageSpinner is Optima's flagship HTML Editor for Mac OS that supports HTML
3.2, many parts of HTML 4.0 plus additional Netscape and Internet Explorer
extensions. The PageSpinner software helps thousands of users around the
world to understand and master HTML.
Optima have also released StyleSpinner 1.0, a free Cascading Style Sheet
tool for PageSpinner, available from the SpinnerWorld Web site.
StyleSpinner is a Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) helper application for
PageSpinner version 2 and higher. The application enables users to create
and insert Cascading Style Sheet declarations in PageSpinner files.
Dotster Offers $15 Domain Name Registrations
Dotster Inc. Offers New Low Rate for Domain Name Registrations
LONGVIEW, Wash. - Due to the success of its recent April pricing promotion,
Dotster Inc., an ICANN accredited registrar of .com, .net and .org domain
names, is pleased to announce that it has set its standard domain name
registration pricing at only $15 per year.
"Our April promotion was an overwhelming success," said George DeCarlo,
general manager of Dotster. "We're excited to offer our customers this very
competitive pricing, which we believe is one of the lowest prices among
domain name registrars today."
The new standard pricing extends to multiple-year registrations as well.
Two year domain name registration pricing is now $30, five-year
registrations are $75, and ten-year registrations are $150. All of
Dotster's value-added Web site tools and access to customer service and
support are included in this pricing.
Launched on January 15, 2000, Dotster has quickly established itself as a
major player among domain name...
FileMaker Pro 5 Web Security Alert
Blue World Announces FileMaker Pro 5 Web Security Alert
May 1, 2000
Blue World Communications, Inc.--pioneers of the Web Data Engine(tm)--today
announced to customers, partners, vendors, Internet security regulators,
and the wider FileMaker Pro Web community that it has discovered at least
three serious security holes in the Web Companion provided in the FileMaker
Pro 5 product line. The security holes are a result of new XML and email
capabilities introduced in the FileMaker Pro 5 product line. The first
security hole permits anyone on the Internet to view all data contained in
any FileMaker Pro 5 Web Companion configured database made accessible on
the Internet, regardless of Web Database Security preferences set to deny
such access. The second security hole permits anyone on the Internet to use
the Web Companion's email capabilities to send email with data contained in
any FileMaker Pro 5 Web Companion enabled database, regardless of Web
Database Security preferences set to deny...
NuSpectra Ships SiteCam 5.0 & SiteZAP 5.0
For Immediate Release
NUSPECTRA SHIPS NEW SITECAM 5.0 AND SITEZAP 5.0
Now SiteCam and SiteZAP Support Streaming Audio. SiteZAP Now With New Flash
ALAMEDA, Calif., May 1, 2000 -- NuSpectra Multimedia, Inc. today announced
new version 5.0 releases of both SiteCam and SiteZAP. Now with real-time
audio streaming, SiteCam 5.0 and SiteZAP 5.0 automatically broadcast in
three different encoding settings. In a related announcement today, Rearden
Technology, former producers of SiteCam and SiteZAP, merged with NuSpectra
Multimedia under whose name the products will be now produced and supported
(see release dated today). SiteCam 5.0 and SiteZAP 5.0 are available
immediately from (http://www.nuspectra.com/) starting at $149 and $1,995
SiteZAP 5.0, the remote-controlled motorized pan/tilt/zoom system based on
SiteCam 5.0, includes all the new features in SiteCam 5.0, plus a new
Macromedia Flash interface. Controllable via the Internet, anyone with the
access password (...
iView 3.8 with iUpload 1.0
iView Multimedia 3.8 has several improvements like the ability to read
Alias Pix format, AGD4 (Freehand 8), and drw7 (Canvas 7). Also iView
Multimedia has added a Chinese plug-in so its menus and dialogs can be read
Even more significant is the addition of a new module called iUpload which
allows uploading images direct to photo upload sites on the web. iUpload
can upload directly from and iView catalog directly to the Photopoint and
Zing photo web sites. More sites will be added over time.
Everyone is welcome to download the latest version of iView Multimedia
It only takes opening the application once to fall in love with it.
A couple of iView Multimedia users make these comments.
"I wished there was one application that could open up and see all the
Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, Freehand, and Digital Camera files and
formats we use. And then we found iView! Sometimes we get what we wish for."...
Cross-compile Valentina for REALbasic Professional 1.8
Cross-compile Valentina for REALbasic Professional 1.8 released
UPGRADE SUPPORTS REALBASIC 2.1 CROSS COMPILATION, IMPROVED DEBUGGING WITH
May 1, 2000. Beaverton, Oregon. Paradigma Software today unveiled Valentina
for REALbasic Professional 1.8, an advanced toolkit for compilation of
database applications on Macintosh and Windows platforms, using REAL
Software's award winning rapid application development environment.
Valentina for REALbasic Professional 1.8 supports full compilation of
Valentina enabled REALbasic applications to Macintosh and Windows platforms
when used with REAL Software's REALbasic Professional 2.1. Also new is
support for the Dcon system extension for advanced debugging of Valentina
database applications. V4RB Professional also includes a single user license
of Valentina RDBMS, normally sold for $49, an application for rapid, visual
creation of Valentina "object relational" databases.
Valentina for REALbasic Professional 1.8 is the first release in the...
iMovie as Free Download for PowerBook and Power Mac G4
Apple Offers iMovie as Free Download for PowerBook and Power Mac G4 Users
Apple Continues to Lead Desktop Movie Making Revolution
CUPERTINO, California-April 28, 2000-Reinforcing its lead in the desktop
video revolution, Apple today announced that iMovie, its groundbreaking
video editing software, is now available as a free download for its
PowerBook and Power Mac G4 users.
"In seven months, iMovie has become the most popular video editing software
in the world," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Due to popular demand, we're
bringing this amazing Apple software to a wider range of Mac users, at no
iMovie was introduced in October 1999 and has earned rave reviews as the
easiest to use video editing software ever, allowing users to create their
own pro-quality movies. iMovie comes preinstalled on all iMac DV and iMac
DV Special Edition systems, and will now be available to all PowerBook and
Power Mac G4 users as a free download at www.apple.com/imovie.
With iMovie, users can...
4D Inc Announces First Annual WebSTAR Summit
April 27, 2000. Berkeley, CA.
4D Inc Announces First Annual WebSTAR Summit
StarNine Technologies, Inc. publishers of the WebSTAR Server Suite and 4D,
Inc. publishers of the 4th Dimension RAD/RDBMS Environment, announced today
that they will host the first annual WebSTAR Summit Conference to be held
October 4-8 in San Diego, California.
WebSTAR Summit 2000 will have sessions and programs highlighting technical
issues concerning WebSTAR users of all levels and backgrounds presented by
StarNine employees and members of WebSTAR's Third-Party community. For more
information regarding program structure and event location please visit
"The WebSTAR Summit will provide an environment for WebSTAR users to
harness the complete set of high-end features that only WebSTAR has to
offer," said Brendan Coveney, President, 4D Inc. "We hope that this will be
the first of many WebSTAR Summits to come."
Planning is still in the initial stages, as more information becomes...
Fresh Start 2 Beta
From: Murray Yar IT (MurrayYarIT@eircom.net)
Contact: Mike Hayes, mailto:Murray_Yar_IT@kagi.com
Fresh Start 2 Beta posted.
April 28, 2000 -- Murray Yar IT today posted a beta of Fresh Start version
2 to complement the Multiple Users facility in Mac OS 9.
"Basically, as well as restoring the Mac OS and application preferences to
a standard state at startup, Version 2 now restores a user's environment at
login" said Mike Hayes, speaking for Murray Yar IT. "The user's preferences
are reset to their standard state, the standard contents of the desktop and
documents folder are optionally restored and old files and folders swept
into a holding folder for later deletion. We think it complements the
functionality of Apple's Multiple Users feature, and allows administrators
to provide a standard environment for their users without needing extensive
server and network infrastructure" said Hayes.
Fresh Start now comes with a Setup Assistant, making installation and
setting up much simpler than...
From: Michael Ginsberg (email@example.com)
Subject: [ANN] WS4D/eCommerce 3.2b16 Now Available
WS4D/eCommerce 3.2b16 is now available! Complete information is available
* 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.
Register.com Adds "Lock Down" Service
Register.com Provides Added Domain Name Security with New Lock Down Service
New York, NY -- April 26, 2000 - Register.com, Inc. (NASDQ: RCOM), one of
the leading domain name registrars on the Internet, today announced the
launch of Domain Lock Down, a new service to help protect domain names from
Domain Lock Down locks names at the registry level, which helps prevent
unauthorized alterations to nameserver and registrar information and blocks
deletions of a domain name for the length of the registration term. As a
result, register.com customers who use the service will have greater
security over their domain names and can reduce the risk of illegal
tampering. The current cost for Domain Lock Down is $99 per name.
In light of the recent hijacking incidences, we are introducing Domain
Lock Down to offer our Corporate Services customers added peace of mind,
said Richard Forman, President and CEO of register.com. Because a domain
name is the key access point to the Internet...
Neon Software Announces CyberGauge Version 3.0
Powerful Internet Management Application Adds Alerts, Comprehensive Billing
and Quality of Service (QOS) Report Generation
LAFAYETTE, CA - April 26, 2000
Neon Software announced today CyberGauge 3.0, a significant upgrade to
their popular Internet bandwidth measurement application. CyberGauge 3.0
enhancements feature alerts for both non-responsive devices and for traffic
thresholds, and comprehensive billing and Quality of Service (QOS) report
CyberGauge is an inexpensive yet powerful Internet management utility which
allows users to monitor and analyze the throughput of virtually every
Internet router available on the market. Based on the industry standard
management protocol, SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol), CyberGauge
can also be used to determine bandwidth utilization on many
network-connected devices, such as switches and hubs.
"Quality of Service reporting was a natural extension of CyberGauge's
VSE Link Tester 2.5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Most comprehensive link checker for Macintosh released
Germany, 26 April 2000 - Voget Selbach Enterprises (VSE) announced today
the release of VSE Link Tester 2.5. The new version adds new features and
functions that make it the most comprehensive link checker application
available for Macintosh computers today.
VSE Link Tester tests links in normal hyperlinks, images, image maps and in
intrinsic events ("onmousedown", "onclick", etc.) as well as links in
It also features a sophisticated filter system to sort out URL's that
should not be tested and it supports a variety of web servers that don't
follow strictly the HTTP standards.
The easy to use application works online and offline. It can test multiple
web sites at once and it creates a just-in-time report as well as a fully
customizable, clearly arranged HTML report. It also explains all errors in
VSE Link Tester works hand-in-hand with web browsers and HTML editors so
that errors can...
Metrowerks Announces WWDC Breakout Session
For Immediate Release
April 26, 2000
Metrowerks to Participate in WWDC Sessions
What and When:
Metrowerks has confirmed that it will participate in three track sessions
at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2000, as well as host its own
session. The sessions are:
"Moving to Mac OS X with CodeWarrior"
May 16, 2000
Speaker: Berardino Baratta, Vice President of Engineering, Metrowerks This
session will demonstrate how the next release of CodeWarrior will allow
developers to work with Classic Mac OS and Mac OS X, and will provide a
sneak peek at the future direction of CodeWarrior tools for the Mac.
(Hosted by Apple.)
"CodeWarrior is now rated X"
May 17, 2000
Speaker and emcee: Tim Freehill, Director of Desktop Products, Metrowerks
Attendees will experience a full demonstration of the upcoming release of
CodeWarrior for Mac Version 6.0. Refreshments will be served, a prize will
be given away, and the Metrowerks engineering and management team will be
on-hand to discuss the product and...
VSE Be Found 1.7
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Macintosh web site promotion tool reflects latest search engine changes
Germany, 25 April 2000 - Voget Selbach Enterprises (VSE) announced today
the release of VSE Be Found 1.7.
The popular Mac web site promotion tool is a combination of a search engine
submission tool, a META tag manager and an FTP client.
VSE Be Found creates and manages title, keywords, description and other
META tags of a web site and it automatically submits a web site's URL to up
178 search engines on the Internet.
New to this version
The new version is much faster in analyzing web pages and offers an
improved FTP client which is now compatible to more FTP server types. The
built-in web page analysis and the search engine scripts have also been
updated to reflect the latest search engine changes.
VSE Be Found comes in two editions. The Professional
version has all features of the Standard version plus it
allows you to manage unlimited submit profiles. That makes
it easier to submit...
Wireless SurfBoard' and SurfMouse
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Company Contact: Paige Ratzel - Wireless Computing
512-263-8204 - firstname.lastname@example.org
New PS/2-to-USB Keyboard/Mouse Adapter Allows Mac, iMac Users Access to RF
Products from Wireless Computing, Inc.
New USB-25 port adapter enables Mac and iMac users fast, easy access to
the company's super-reliable Wireless SurfBoard' and Wireless SurfMouse'
AUSTIN, TX (April 24, 2000) - Wireless Computing, Inc., manufacturers of
cutting-edge wireless computer peripherals, has announced the shipment of
its newest product, the USB-25 . The USB-25 is a PS/2-to-USB-port
keyboard/mouse adapter that enables Macintosh users access to the
company's premium presentation products - including its critically
acclaimed Wireless SurfBoard' and Wireless SurfMouse' - for the first time.
Mac and iMac users can connect Wireless Computing's receiver directly
into the USB-25, which then plugs into the USB port on all Macintosh
computers. PC users with a...
Lasso Studio for Dreamweaver 1.5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2000
BLUE WORLD SHIPS LASSO STUDIO FOR DREAMWEAVER VERSION 1.5
Significant update provides enhanced ease-of-use, performance and extensibility
Bellevue, WA--April 24, 2000--Blue World Communications, Inc.--pioneers of
the Web Data Engine(TM)--today released Lasso Studio for Dreamweaver
version 1.5, a free update to the revolutionary new solution to quickly
build powerful data-driven Web applications for deployment using Blue World
Lasso Web Data Engine.
"Lasso Studio for Dreamweaver version 1.5 makes it easier to instantly link
databases to Web sites and to build powerful data-driven Web applications,"
said Bill Doerrfeld, president and CEO of Blue World Communications. "Blue
World is pleased to provide our customers with a major update to Lasso
Studio for Dreamweaver just a few months after the product's successful
New and Enhanced Features
New features in Lasso Studio for Dreamweaver version 1.5 include the following:
Site Builder --...
Copper and Fiber based Gigabit Ethernet Network Interface
April 25, 2000
For Immediate Release
Team ASA Makes Gigabit Ethernet Easier For Macintosh with Universal
Installer, Enhanced Performance, and New Driver Support
San Diego, CA -- Team ASA Inc., manufacturer of high-performance networking
products for PrePress and Digital Media professionals, today announced
enhanced software support for its line of Power Macintosh Stallion Gigabit
Ethernet adapters. Team ASA is the first company to support both Copper and
Fiber based Gigabit Ethernet Network Interface Cards (NIC) for Macintosh OS
8, OS 9, and OS X Server.
"Our goal is to make the transition to Gigabit easy, and with our universal
installer the user simply picks their operating system and adapter
characteristics and they are off and running," states Mark Murray President
of Team ASA. For those using Mac OS X Server the process is made simpler
with a universal driver program that runs with any Team ASA Stallion
adapter. Network administrators can monitor the network through a new
FileMaker Developer 5 Ships
FileMaker Developer 5 Now Available From FileMaker, Inc.
Enables Web and database developers to author custom databases using XML
and other standards
SANTA CLARA, CA - April 24, 2000 - FileMaker, Inc. has announced the
immediate availability of FileMaker Developer 5, the essential tool for
database developers creating powerful FileMaker Pro solutions for
workgroups, the Web or as royalty-free runtime applications. Targeted for
corporate, Web and independent developers at a suggested retail price of
$499 (U.S.), FileMaker Developer 5 contains FileMaker Developer Tool, XML
(Extensible Markup Language) support, and support for data standards
including FileMaker ODBC and JDBC drivers.
FileMaker XML Support
FileMaker, Inc., one of the early adopters of XML, has improved Web
performance and reduced unnecessary network traffic by embracing this
exciting new technology. XML is the new standard for exchanging data in
many important sectors, such as e-commerce and business-to-business data...
FileToolkit 3.0 for 4D
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Automated Solutions Group Announces FileToolkit 3.0 Release
Huntington Beach, CA & Bordeaux, France - April 21, 2000: Automated
Solutions Group and e-Node today announced the release of FileToolkit 3.0,
a 4th Dimension plug-in which provides a variety of enhanced and optimized
document management and network operation routines.
FileToolkit for 4D (FTK) adds over 100 new commands to the 4D language,
providing a variety of enhanced and optimized document management and
network operation commands.
* Path/FSSpec Operations
* Finder/Explorer Operations
* File Info Operations
* Network Operations
* Alias/Shortcut Operations
* Standard Dialogs
* File I/O Operations
* AppleScript Operations
FileToolkit provides a complete set of routines for performing standard and
enhanced Finder or Explorer operations. With its unique use of low-level
Macintosh and Windows API routines to perform all internal operations, FTK
ie Bug Tracker
For Immediate release
April 21, Sydney Australia
iecan Software today announced that it had released version 1.1 of ie Bug
Tracker- the new way of testing software for apple computers incorporating
an advanced GUI, user aided design and a small disk footprint.
ie Bug Tracker is the easiest, least expensive and fastest way to
collaborate with your beta testers. It combines an extremely easy to use
interface that allows multiple bug reports, with the standard way of
reporting bugs- email. Users have an interface that allows them to provide
as much information as possible about a bug, then get it sent to you
immediately from within the application. From the developers point of view,
you get an email message with a standard subject line (allowing easy
filtering) and an email message listing the users machine configuration,
and all information about the bugs listed in an easy to view format.
New features in version 1.1 include:
* Improved Report Window
* More Machine Configuration...
PowerPrint Mobile Edition
INFOWAVE POWERPRINT MOBILE EDITION GIVES APPLE iBOOKS AND POWERBOOKS
FREEDOM TO PRINT ON THE ROAD
New product provides travelling Mac users the ability to easily connect to
virtually any PC printer anywhere
Burnaby, BC, April 20, 2000 Infowave Software, Inc., creators of the
awardwinning Mac printing solutions PowerPrint and StyleScript, today
announced PowerPrint Mobile Edition, the first customized printing solution
for Mac users who travel with their USB Powerbook or iBook. As a Mac
portable accessory, PowerPrint Mobile Edition also includes Delorme Street
Atlas USA 6.0 for Macintosh, a TeleAdapt Telespool and an Ethernet
crossover cable. PowerPrint Mobile Edition makes it easier for users to
access over 1600 PC printers while they are away from their office or home.
"Almost 90% of printers the road warrior encounters do not come with Mac
drivers," says KevinJampole, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Imaging
Division for Infowave Software. "PowerPrint...
Apple Reports Second Quarter Profit of $233 Million
Apple Reports Second Quarter Profit of $233 Million
Revenues up 27 percent; Profits up 72 percent
CUPERTINO, California-April 19, 2000-Apple today announced financial
results for its fiscal 2000 second quarter ending April 1, 2000. For the
quarter, the Company posted a net profit of $233 million, or $1.28 per
diluted share. These results compare to a net profit of $135 million, or
$.84 per diluted share, achieved in the year-ago quarter. Revenues for the
quarter were $1.94 billion, up 27 percent from the year-ago quarter, and
gross margins were 28.2 percent, up from 26.3 percent in the year-ago
quarter. International sales accounted for 51 percent of the quarter's
The quarter's results included a $73 million after-tax gain from the sale
of 1.5 million shares of ARM Holdings plc., which contributed $.40 to
earnings per diluted share. Without non-recurring items, the Company's net
profit was $160 million, an increase of 72 percent from the year-ago...
Macromedia Exchange for Dreamweaver
MACROMEDIA EXCHANGE FOR DREAMWEAVER LAUNCHES
Web site builds community among Macromedia professional Web developers
San Francisco, California -- April 19, 2000 -- Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:
MACR) today launched the Macromedia Exchange for Dreamweaver, a Web
destination for the over 500,000-strong Macromedia Dreamweaver developer
community. The Macromedia Exchange for Dreamweaver contains over 100 free
downloadable extensions created by developers and third-parties that add
helpful new features such as page reformatting, rich media integration, and
e-commerce functionality to the market-leading Macromedia Dreamweaver. It
also offers information and discussions about extending the functionality
of Dreamweaver. The site is a feature of the recently launched Macromedia
Membership Center, which is a centralized location for customer interests
Macromedia Dreamweaver is the platform of choice for professional Web site
design and production. Dreamweaver is the only Web...
Canvas 7 Standard Edition
News From Deneba Software
Curtis Christensen / Public Relations Coordinator
(305) 596-5644, ext. 134 email@example.com
Deneba Software Announces Canvas(tm) 7 Standard Edition
Miami, FL - April 12, 2000 - Deneba Software today announced the expansion
of the Canvas product line to include Canvas 7 Standard Edition (SE),
designed to provide a unique set of graphics capabilities optimized to the
needs of small-business users, educators, students and home users. This
economy priced version of the award-winning Canvas 7 is now available for
as low as US$85 via electronic internet delivery, or US$99.95 in boxed form
including 500 URW fonts and 10,000 clip art images. All national
store-front retailers, online resellers and Deneba's own web commerce site
(www.deneba.com) will be stocking the Standard Edition.
For one low price, Canvas 7 SE offers non-graphics professionals all the
tools and capabilities they need to create high quality graphics. "Deneba
understands that business users,...
MACWORLD Conference & Expo/NY On Record Setting Pace
April 18, 2000
For Immediate Release
July 18-21 at Jacob Javits Convention Center
MACWORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO/NEW YORK 2000 ON RECORD-SETTING PACE FOR NEW
PRODUCTS, SEMINARS AND SPECIAL FEATURES
Framingham, MA, April 18, 2000 A record number of new products for the
Macintosh platform are expected to be showcased by more than 400 leading
Mac developers and suppliers at MACWORLD Conference & Expo/New York, July
18-21, 2000 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Encompassing more
than 100,000 net sq. ft. of exhibit space, hundreds of new software,
hardware and peripherals and services for "all things Macintosh" will be on
display for the first time to tens-of-thousands of Mac enthusiasts.
"We are expecting a record number of exhibitors, attendees, and new product
offerings for the East Coast MACWORLD Conference & Expo," predicted Rob
Scheschareg, Vice President, Events for IDG World Expo, the MACWORLD
Conference & Expo show producers. "The tremendous popularity of...
XLR8's Parent Company Interex Acquired by Tripp Lite
X L R 8 P R E S S R E L E A S E
XLR8's Parent Company Interex
Acquired by Tripp Lite
Atlanta, GA - Today, XLR8, the award-winning leader in Macintosh
performance and peripherals, formally announced the purchase of its parent
company, Interex. Tripp Lite, a world leader in the manufacture of power
protection equipment, officially purchased the assets of Interex on April
14, 2000. Headquartered in Chicago, Tripp Lite plans to continue to operate
the Atlanta-based XLR8 as a separate division, allowing it the flexibility
to respond to the evolving needs of the Macintosh community.
Jack Kolk, General Manager of XLR8, commented on the purchase. "We have
been working with Tripp Lite over the last few months as the acquisition
was formalized. They are committed to expanding XLR8 and have already
funded ongoing R&D, prototypes, builds and continued operational growth.
This has allowed projects such as the Carrier 2.0 upgrade and the imminent
release of InterView 2.0 to progress rapidly...
REAL SOFTWARE, INC. RELEASES REALBASIC 2.1.
Free update offers improved Windows compilation support, faster code
execution, and over 20 new features.
Austin, TX April 17, 2000 REAL Software, Inc. today released REALbasic 2.1,
the latest version of their award-winning, visual, object-oriented BASIC
development environment for Macintosh. This update will be free for
registered users of REALbasic 2.0. REALbasic 2.1 is available for download
REALbasic allows you to use your Macintosh to quickly and easily create
applications that run on both Macintosh and Windows. It is easy enough for
beginners and powerful enough for professionals to use.
"REALbasic was an invaluable tool in the development of Internet Explorer 5
Macintosh Edition. REALbasic is a phenomenal application-modeling tool that
allows even non-technical designers to quickly prototype complex features
and interface elements. The seamless integration of Apple technologies and
Visual Projector 2
Now, with the release of "Visual Projector 2" Macintosh users have a
shareware alternative to version control systems with an intuitive
interface. With Version 2, VCS databases can be created and manipulated,
files can be checked in, out and shaken about in a intuitive manner. Visual
Projector is a user interface for Apples SourceServer which is freely
available from Apples web site.
This release opens the world of source control via SourceServer to those
outside of the programming fraternity. VisualProjector can be used easily
for source management of web sites, word processor documents, spreadsheets,
Visual Projector allows users of Apples MPW Projector and SourceServer to
examine the status of files on disk and within projector databases.
Filtering of files makes it easy to see which ones aren't under project
control. The filtered display of projector databases highlights which files
already under version control are checked out and to whom.
DVD Player Helper 1.0
Bare Bones Software is pleased to announce the release and immediate
download availability of the "DVD Player Helper".
Beginning with the Power Mac G4 AGP ("Sawtooth") machines, Apple introduced
version 2.0 of the Apple DVD Player software. This version (and subsequent
releases) of the Apple DVD Player do not require DVD decoding and playback
hardware in order to play DVD video disks. However, at the same time, Apple
introduced a limitation into the DVD player: if you have MacsBug (Apple's
machine-level debugger) installed, the Apple DVD Player will display an
error message, and then exit.
If you're a developer, and you use your machine for both software
development and recreation, the error message is probably frustratingly
Until now, the only way to watch DVDs using the Apple DVD Player has been
to remove MacsBug from your system folder, restart the machine, watch your
DVD video(s), put MacsBug back in the system folder, and restart the
machine again. An inconvenient...
Good Bye ACI US, Hello 4D, Inc.
April 17, 2000. San Jose, CA.
Good Bye ACI US, Hello 4D, Inc.
ACI US, Inc. publishers of the 4th Dimension RAD/RDBMS Environment,
announced today that they will change their name to 4D, Inc. After 16 years
ACI US decided it was time to change their name to reflect the more
recognizable name of their popular product line.
4D, Inc. hopes that this change will increase brand recognition and make it
easier for developers to help clients benefit from the powerful features
that the 4th Dimension (4D) product line has to offer.
Now, customers who are curious about 4D can go to 4D.com and actually find
information about our products instead of utilizing a search engine because
they couldn't remember ACI US. If you have links to the acius.com web site
do not worry about broken links, 4D, Inc. will continue to retain the
acius.com domain name and will transfer all requests it receives to the
4D.com site. However to reduce the risk of broken links efforts should...
From: Brian Bergstrand (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: [ANNC] Syslogd 2.1.7
Syslogd 2.1.7 is now available from
This release adds support for machines that do not follow the syslog
standard message format, completely re-written Help and fixes a couple of
message processing bugs. For more information see the Release Notes file
and Syslogd Help.
Syslogd for the Mac OS is a syslog compatible Shareware program that will
log messages from network devices (UNIX machines, printers, routers, etc)
including Apple's AirPort Hub. Syslogd also includes support for Mac
applications and AppleScript programs to log messages. Syslogd includes a
graphical administration program that allows for easy configuration and
setup; you do not have to edit a text file with an obscure format.
For more information see (http://www.classicalguitar.net/brian/apps/syslogd/).
BuyDomains.com Undercuts Domain Market with $17 Registrations
BuyDomains.com Undercuts Domain Market with $17 Registrations - WhoisPlus
makes finding business names easy
BETHESDA MD April 17 - Internet domain search and registration can now be
done for only $17.00 per year in just two minutes at BuyDomains.com
(http://www.buydomains.com), announced CEO Michael F. Mann. "We have
achieved our goal of making the registration process as fast, painless and
economical as possible," said Mann. "There are no surcharges or hidden
fees, and our online control panel allows customers to make instantaneous
changes to their registration details. It also enables the forwarding of
Web traffic to preexisting Websites."
"We plan to generate volume sales by undercutting competition which usually
charges $70-$119 for 2 year registrations. The competitors simply cannot
match our pricing or level of service, which includes responsive toll-free
technical support and email support."
Furthermore, the BuyDomains.com site has a free proprietary engine called
From: Opus Software (email@example.com)
Subject: ShadowKeys 1.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Opus Software today officially released ShadowKeys version 1.0 for Mac OS
as shareware ($5) to the Macintosh user and developer community.
The extension ShadowKeys provides two missing keys (Forward-Delete and End)
for the Apple USB Keyboard.
Compatibility and System Requirements:
iMac, G3, or G4 with an Apple USB Keyboard. ShadowKeys 1.0 works fine under
Mac OS 8.5, 8.6, 9.0, and 9.0.4.
ShadowKeys has been tested successfuly with many applications and
particularly with Adobe FrameMaker, QuarkXPress, ClarisWorks, MS Office,
and several developer tools.
The memory usage (footprint memory) is very tight, less than 200 bytes in
system heap, and ShadowKeys doesn't patch any system trap, it uses a
ShadowKeys version 1.0 can be downloaded at
VST Portable 100GB FireWire-based RAID array
SmartDisk Announces VST Portable 100GB FireWire RAID Ultimate DV Solution
for Apple Macintosh Computers
Las Vegas, NV -- April 12, 2000 -- SmartDisk Corporation (Nasdaq: SMDK), a
company whose products simplify the digital lifestyle, today announced a
100GB FireWire-based RAID array (Redundant Array of Independent Disks)
designed to work with all FireWire-equipped Apple- Macintosh computers.
This product was under development by VST Technologies, Inc., a leading
FireWire- and USB developer, which was recently acquired by SmartDisk. The
VST FireWire RAID array is being demonstrated at the National Association
of Broadcasters Expo in Las Vegas this week at the Sands Hotel, booth
number MI 1138.
The VST FireWire RAID array is a compact, portable tower that supports up
to four VST FireWire hard drives which can be used separately or together
for the efficient storage and rapid transfer of digital data.
RAID arrays are typically used in demanding professional applications, such
QuickCode Pro v4.0b11
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Automated Solutions Group Announces QuickCode Pro v4.0b11
Huntington Beach, CA - April 13, 2000: Automated Solutions Group today
announced the public beta release of QuickCode Pro 4.0b11 for the
Macintosh, the popular assistant editor for 4th Dimension. A full working
version, limited to 30 days of use, can be downloaded from
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.
New QuickCode Pro Enhancements
- The look of the Find and Replace dialog has been changed to conform more
closely with 4D's dialog style.
New QuickCode Pro Bug Fixes
- If the 80th character of a comment was a hyphen, the word before the
hyphen was wrapped along with the hyphen. Now the hyphen and the word
before it remain where they were and subsequent characters are wrapped to
the next line.
- Whitespace at the end of a line was...
MacHack 2000: Session tracks announced
MacHack 2000: Sessions tracks announced, early registration ending
MacHack: The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers
April 13, 2000-Dearborn, MI-The MacHack 2000 conference committee is
pleased to announce the preliminary program for the June 22-24 event.
The resurgence of interest in Macintosh programming has launched the
conference to the cutting edge of software design and has turned this
year's MacHack is one of the meatiest programs ever.
There are lots of reasons for active programmers to attend be they purely
Macintosh developers, engineers in a cross-platform environment or open
source programmers looking to enhance their repertoire of skills. The
annual program, which has always included a variety of cutting edge topics,
has expanded to five conference tracks:
Yoot (Youth) track: Eight "yoot"-oriented sessions are planned, ranging
from Cal Simone's famous "Programming for Kids" to sessions intended to
inform young people about the industry and...
General Edit Lite 1.1
QUADRIVIO UPDATES FREE HEX/ASCII/UNICODE FILE TOOL
General Edit Lite 1.1 Edits Simple Formats, Performs Hex Searches
Berkeley, CA-April 12, 2000-Quadrivio Corporation announced General Edit
Lite 1.1, an update to the free tool for Mac OS programmers who need to
edit data files. It is based on the commercial version of General Edit.
General Edit Lite allows programmers to:
1) Open and edit disk files as hexadecimal bytes, ASCII characters,
Unicode characters (Roman encoding only), 16-bit decimal integers, or
32-bit decimal integers. Files can be larger than RAM.
2) View and edit the Finder information (FInfo record) for disk files.
3) View RAM.
The new version can search for hex strings.
General Edit Lite requires a Mac OS PowerPC computer. It is available from
Quadrivio's web site, http://www.quadrivio.com
Omikron Basic 6.53 Version for all PowerMacs
New Omikron Basic 6.53 Version for all PowerMacs:
The new Omikron Basic is noted for its extended functions for controlling
and monitoring of the serial interfaces. Listings can now be printed
better, and the programming of print routines is improved with the enhanced
The Extension Library was extended with a few procedures and functions. Now
it is possible to use 'Get_Lpr_Pagesize' to determine the size of the
printed page in pixels and thus optimally adjust any printouts to the set
page format. Advanced users find in the new function 'FN Get_Thprint' the
handle of the print record utilized by Omikron Basic. The procedures
'Ser_Hshake' and 'Ser_Status' were introduced to improve the programming of
the serial interfaces, enable the many settings of the handshake options,
and return accurate information about the current status of the serial
- Program listings and other expressions can now feature page numbers if so
- Labels that are...
Fantasm 6 and LIDE 3
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lightsoft is pleased to announce the release of Fantasm 6 and LIDE 3.
Fantasm 6 is a Macintosh assembly language development environment. LIDE 3
provides all the functionality of Fantasm 6 and also integrates Apple's
highly optimizing PowerPC compilers MrC and MrC++ allowing the building and
maintenance of C and C++ projects. Prices run from US$74 to US$107.
More information and 30 day demos at our web site: (http://www.lightsoft.co.uk)
April 12, 2000: Sunnyvale, CA. Probability One Technologies LLC announces
the initial release of UtilityDog 1.0 for the Macintosh. UtilityDog is a
multi-purpose file utility that provides a whole new way of interacting
with the files and folders on your hard drive and auxiliary disks.
The program provides an unusually powerful "find file" capability and can
find files and folders by virtually any criteria imaginable. This powerful
search engine remains easy to use because the complexity is hidden behind
an intuitive interface similar to the one to which all Mac users are
accustomed. UtilityDog can even find duplicate files, enabling users to
eliminate them and recover wasted disk space.
Another extremely useful feature of UtilityDog is its ability to display
the contents of most files and folders instantly in its "Contents View"
area. Users can browse through disks or through the results of a "find
file" search, viewing the contents of each item without opening additional
Driveway Brings Drag-and-Drop Online Storage to Mac Users
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DRIVEWAY'S "SAVE DIRECT TO WEB" ONLINE FILE STORAGE NOW AVAILABLE TO
Through WebDAV Technology, Mac Users Can Drag-and-Drop Desktop Files
Directly to the Internet
SAN FRANCISCO -- April 12, 2000 -- Macintosh users now have direct access
to driveway.com's personal online file storage service and can
drag-and-drop files straight to the Internet with the newest version of
Goliath software, created independently by developer Tom Bednarz and
distributed free at www.webdav.org/goliath.
Through the use of WebDAV technology, Bednarz's Goliath application allows
Mac owners to view the contents of their driveway.com accounts in a
Finder-like interface on the desktop. Users can employ simple drag-and-drop
operations to save, access and organize files in a personal driveway.com
"Driveway's service lets users organize their information, share documents
and access files from anywhere with a quick drag-and-drop," Bednarz said.
"I hope my Goliath...
Cajun Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Extension
Wizard, a utility for Macintosh computers that assists users in opening
difficult to open documents.
Often, when documents are downloaded from the internet, received as e-mail
attachments, or copied from a network, they can be very difficult to get
open. Moreover, sometimes these documents will open, but in one of the last
applications you'd want them to...well Extension Wizard is a utility
created to help end these frustrating situations!
Extension Wizard Features:
- extremely easy to use
- can convert hundreds of kinds of documents such as pictures, text,
HTML, sound, compressed archives, and much, much more
- fully customizable
- contains a contextual menu plug-in for fast, convenient document
- works on almost any Macintosh computer
For more information, please visit our website at:
And while you're browsing, please visit
PuppetTime and ProSoft Announce Partnership to Advance Web 3D...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PUPPETTIME AND PROSOFT ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO ADVANCE WEB 3D STORYTELLING
Web 3D Company Blends Entertainment And E-Commerce For Mass Market Content
SAN FRANCISCO (April 10th, 2000) - PuppetTime, Inc. And Prosoft
Engineering, Inc. today announced a strategic development partnership. The
companies signed a Letter Of Intent (LOI) that provides PuppetTime access
to Prosoft's innovative engineering resources to accelerate development of
PuppetTime's patent pending Web 3D storytelling technologies across
platforms and across the Internet.
"We see a vast market potential for 3D on the Internet," says Greg Brewer,
CEO of Prosoft Engineering, "While others focus on e-commerce visualization
and web character solutions that require professional skills to create,
PuppetTime advances a whole new concept of entertainment that gives
non-professionals access to the expressiveness of 3D animation. Prosoft
Engineering is excited to be able to partner with PuppetTime and...
Aladdin Launches MacRadio.com, audio/music portal
ALADDIN SYSTEMS, INC. LAUNCHES "MACRADIO.COM" - NEW ONLINE SITE FOR AUDIO
MacRadio.com Complements MacTuner by Aladdin Systems, Inc. -
Provides All-In-One Resource For Media Enthusiasts Looking For Information
and Access To the Latest in Internet Audio, Radio, News and More
Watsonville, Calif. -April 11, 2000 - Complementing the recent release of
MacTuner 2.1.5, an application that allows users to listen to live and
pre-recorded radio stations worldwide, Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly
owned subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTC NQB: ALHI) today
announced the launch of MacRadio - (http://www.macradio.com). MacRadio is a
new Web site geared to provide music and radio enthusiasts with a complete
and comprehensive online audio source that includes access to live audio
streams, audio-related news, software and hardware picks, and more.
"Aladdin Systems' vision is to bring innovative and complementary
applications that give customers greater productivity and...
Register.com Speeds Domain Registrations
Register.com Launches New Applications To Speed Domain Registration
Domain Fast Find generates list of available domain names based on selected
key words; Multi-Name Registration enables registrations for multiple names
New York, NY - April 11, 2000 - Register.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: RCOM), one of
the leading domain name registrars on the Internet, today launched two new
applications to enable faster and more effective domain name registrations.
Domain Fast Find searches for available domain names based on key words
entered by users - helping potential registrants find alternatives if their
desired domain is already taken. In addition, the company launched
Multi-Name registration, which allows customers to register multiple domain
names at once.
In another upgrade, customers using register.coms standard search and
registration service can now enter up to three names and receive complete
search results for .com, .net and .org domain names.
Our focus at register.com has always been...
Clip Show Revolutionizes Home-Video Sharing Over the Internet
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 10, 2000
ClipShow Revolutionizes Home-Video Sharing Over the Internet
Service Makes its Online Debut Showcasing New & Innovative "Digitization"
Services for Video Enthusiasts!
San Mateo, Ca (April 10, 2000) - Establishing itself as the premiere,
one-stop-shop for home video entertainment, ClipShow
(http://www.clipshow.com) today announced the formal debut of its
innovative online, home movie sharing service. The first multi-format,
video management system of its kind, ClipShow is revolutionizing the way
friends, families and organizations stay connected on the Web. ClipShow's
state-of-the-art video processing services, streaming video network and
easy-to-use video management system, provide the most complete way for
video enthusiasts to watch, manage, process and share their home movies
over the Internet.
"ClipShow is the most innovative way we have found to share the positive
activities of our members, their families and our community. ClipShow's...
ZephIR! v1.0 Now Shipping
StudioZee announces ZephIR! v1.0 now shipping
Infrared ADB product for the Macintosh offers a wonderful experience in
home stereo and theatre control directly from your desktop.
HELENA, Montana, March 31, 2000. studioZee announced today that it's first
product, the ZephIR!, is now shipping and available at their online store-
www.thezephir.com . This exciting new Macintosh accessory enhances every
Mac users life by giving them full control of their home entertainment
devices right from the desktop. "Surf your music as you surf the net!"
The ZephIR! is a small, stylish ADB device that contols home theatre
components using infrared technology. It works on all ADB Macs from System
7.1 up to System 9.0. The ZephIR! is compatible with the new USB type iMacs
and G4's using a simple ADB/USB adapter available separately. Because of
its ADB based design, the ZephIR! does not require an AC wall adapter and
does not compete for a serial port.
The ZephIR! is targeted at Macintosh enthusiasts who...
Telex: First USB/Mac Microphone
TELEX ANNOUNCES INDUSTRY'S FIRST MAC-COMPATIBLE USB MICROPHONES
USB Microphones Provide High-Quality Digital Audio Input for Apple's iMac
and iBook Products
April 6, 2000 - Minneapolis, MN - Telex Communications, Inc. announced
today the availability of the industry's first Universal Serial Bus (USB)
microphones for Apple iBook and iMac products. USB microphones from
Telex's Computer Audio Products Group are the first USB microphones
available. With the release of Mac OS 9.0.4, Telex's USB microphones are
now fully compatible with iBook and iMac products. USB is the only method
for providing audio input into Apple's legacy-free iBook products.
Telex's Computer Audio Products Group is the industry leader in USB
microphones and headsets. The company is in its fourth quarter of shipping
USB microphones. Telex's USB product offering includes the H-531 USB
Digital Headworn Microphone and the M-560 Super-Directional USB Digital
Microphone. Both microphones are ideal for voice applications...