ShuttlePRO Multimedia Controller
"Contour Design Introduces ShuttlePRO(TM) Multimedia Controller"
MacWorld, Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, CA, January 9, 2001
Contour Design, Inc. introduces its innovative ShuttlePRO(TM) Multimedia
Controller for video and audio editing. (MW Booth # 1549)
Contour has targeted the ShuttlePro(TM) Multimedia Controller at
professional video editors as well as first time users. While professional
video editors often use expensive variations of Jog & Shuttle Controllers
($300 & Up) to support the process of creating movies with raw footage,
there has been no affordable -- yet professional functional -- similar
device for the small studio or home application.
The ShuttlePRO MultiMedia Controller makes editing videos a breeze. The
Contour ShuttlePRO is a USB device and its associated high-productivity
software is for Macs only. The ShuttlePRO controller provides the
professional level of quality and productivity enhancing features formerly
found in only expensive editing...
Vicomsoft Internet Gateway suites, v6.8
Vicomsoft are delighted to announce the very latest Internet Gateway suites
and SurfDoubler - Version 6.8.
With our latest release Vicomsoft have now included support for Virtual
Private Network (VPN) clients using PPTP (Point to Point Tunnelling
When using a Vicomsoft Internet Gateway or SurfDoubler version 6.8 to
provide shared Internet access, any ONE computer on your Network at a time
can use a PPTP Client to access a VPN. This takes place transparently,
while your Gateway or SurfDoubler continues to offer you all its famous
protection, control and monitoring.
With version 6.8 you can now access a remote server (for example your
office network server) from another location (your home) across the
Internet on a SECURE Virtual Private Network using PPTP. This is a great
security and access feature, and is even better because it in no way
compromises the protection your Vicomsoft solution already gives you!
And don't forget you can use our recently introduced Remote Control...
Fetch Author Launches Fetch Softworks, Version 4
FETCH AUTHOR LAUNCHES FETCH SOFTWORKS, ANNOUNCES VERSION 4.0
HANOVER, N.H. - Jim Matthews, author of the popular Macintosh FTP program
"Fetch," announces the launch of a new company to further develop and
market the award-winning file transfer utility. Fetch Softworks has
licensed the Fetch source code and name from Dartmouth College and will
offer a free public test release of Fetch 4.0 beginning Tuesday, January 9,
"I am excited by this opportunity to enhance Fetch and to offer its many
users a long awaited upgrade," said Matthews. "Fetch 4.0 implements users'
suggestions in areas ranging from security to interface and incorporates
the latest operating system technologies."
Fetch, first developed in 1989 to address Dartmouth College's internal file
transfer needs, was one of the first graphical FTP clients on any platform
and remains the most popular file transfer utility for the Macintosh.
Millions of copies of Fetch have been distributed and used to transfer
Sonnet Announces Dual G4 Upgrade
SONNET ANNOUNCES G4 DUAL PROCESSOR UPGRADE
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA January 9, 2001. Sonnet Technologies, the
worldwide market share leader in processor upgrade cards for Apple
Macintosh computers, announces the first product in a dual processor
product line for Power Mac G4 AGP Graphics (Sawtooth) machines called the
Encore/ST G4 Duet. This card is comprised of dual 500 MHz processors, each
with its own 1MB/250MHz backside cache. Sonnet will ship the first cards in
February for a suggested price of $999.95. With a design that is
plug-compatible with Apples dual processor design, the Encore/ST G4 Duet
will upgrade any AGP Graphics G4 machine to the equivalent of Apples dual
500 system. Power Mac G4 owners will be able to take full advantage of OS
Xs symmetrical multiprocessing, as well as all applications updated by
other manufacturers to support multiple processors. The Encore/ST G4 Duet
integrates seamlessly with all applications. It supports all G4 operating
systems from Mac OS 8...
Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.0 for Mac OS X
Power On Software Unveils Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.0 for Mac OS X
Leading PIM to Support World's Most Advanced Operating System
Columbus, Ohio - January 9, 2001 - Power On Software, Inc. today announced
Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.0 for Mac OS X at Macworld Expo. This new,
feature-laden version has undergone major interface design improvements,
while becoming even faster and easier to use.
"When we acquired Now Up-to-Date & Contact from Qualcomm Incorporated, we
set out a very specific development path that included updating the
software and adding support for handheld computers," said Robert Leeds,
Power On Software's Vice President of Business Development. "Having
successfully executed that plan, we turned our attention towards creating a
new version that supports Apple's next-generation operating system, Mac OS
X, and offers an array of features that no other product in this category
"Mac OS X, from its open-source Darwin kernel to breathtaking Aqua...
INTEGO ANNOUNCES CONTENTBARRIER 1.0 FOR THE MAC
Blocks All Offensive Material from the Internet
San Francisco, CA, January 9, 2001 -- Intego, a leading provider of
Macintosh Internet security utilities, today announced ContentBarrier
thorough and efficient Internet filtering software for Macintosh.
ContentBarrier 1.0 helps parents protect their children by monitoring
Internet usage to avoid contact with dangerous web sites, chat rooms,
email, newsgroups, and downloads.
ContentBarrier allows parents to select or customize specific categories of
potential danger; log Internet usage; control access days and times; and
receive email alerts when certain activity occurs. Priced at $39,
ContentBarrier works with multiple users, so if there are several children
in a household, different criteria can be set according to their age.
ContentBarrier has a high-performance content filter engine for
sophisticated filtering. Its pre-defined categories let you choose what you
don't want your children...
Maxum Development Announces Major Upgrade To PageSentry
January 9, 2001. Maxum Development, known for its award winning line of
Internet server tools, announced today the release of PageSentry 3.0.
PageSentry is the robust solution for monitoring crucial Internet services,
testing servers using the same high level protocols used by real Internet
clients and sending warnings to system administrators or taking corrective
action automatically. The new version is a significant update that offers a
number of important new features.
While PageSentry has always been able to provide robust monitoring of Web
servers, PageSentry itself is now Web-enabled. This new built-in capability
allows users to view the status of their servers or even make common
configuration changes from any Web browser on the Internet.
The Web reporting capability can be customized using "Groups" so that
individual users can access reports listing the status of only their own
servers. Groups can also be used to trigger...
Gefen Test-Drives its ex-tend-it ADC-100
@MacWorld: Gefen Test-Drives its ex-tend-it ADC-100
Pioneering in its compatibility with Apple's proprietary ADC connector, the
ADC-100 enables reliable, 300 foot extension of the Apple Cinema and Studio
Display monitors using fiber optics technology.
Gefen also provides USB extension up to 300 feet with the USB-100.
Gefen: Booth 1246
January 9-12, 2001
San Francisco. California
Gefen Inc. is a leading developer of computer interconnectivity products
management solutions for professional and personal computer users worldwide.
Gefen's ex-tend-it KVM (keyboard video mouse) extenders allow computer
extension of up to 300 feet while switches provide access to multiple computers
from a single workstation. Gefen provides complete audio management software,
sound effects networking solutions, music system integration and large capacity
laser disk changers. Automatic gain controls, digital/analog source switches
and distribution amplifiers are...
Moneydance for Mac OS X
Appgen releases Moneydance personal finance software for Mac OS X
First personal finance package written in Java to take advantage of Aqua
San Francisco, January 8, 2001- MACWORLD-Appgen Business Software, Inc
(Hauppauge, NY), a leader in cross-platform software, announced today that
they will demonstrate for the first time, a Mac OS X version of Moneydance,
Appgens popular personal finance manager, at Macworld Conference & Expo
(San Francisco, January 9-12, 2001). Moneydance is the first personal
finance manager written in Java that takes advantage of Apples new Aqua
user interface on Mac OS X.
Moneydance is now available for Mac OS, Linux, FreeBSD, OS/2, Solaris,
Windows 95, 98, NT and 2000 operating systems, making it a truly universal
product with potentially unlimited online banking capabilities, said Jim
Kelly, President and CEO of Appgen Business Software, Inc. Mac OS X
presents a great opportunity for Appgen to move all of our mission critical
New TSStalk from Thursby - One product for all platforms
New TSStalk from Thursby - One product for all platforms
January 8, 2001 - Arlington, Texas, Thursby Software announces a new
version of its popular TSStalk software that accommodates all Microsoft
Windows platforms. "Now, your PC can share files and PostScript printers
with your Macintosh computer no matter which platform you need," said
company president, William Thursby. "One CD, one key, one package and our
customers can protect their investment over time and across product lines."
TSStalk for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000 enables PC users to access AppleShare
and AppleShare IP servers on the Mac. Where needed, TSStalk also allows
access to AppleTalk PostScript printers. This software is loaded on the PC
and requires no additional software for the Macintosh.
For a company with more Macs than PCs, TSStalk is a cost effective and
easy-to-install solution to their file share problems. The new TSStalk CD
works with every current Windows release and includes a handy User's Guide.
Proxim Unveils New NetLINE Wireless Broadband Gateway
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Proxim Unveils New NetLINE Wireless Broadband Gateway
An Easy-To-Use Internet Sharing Solution for Macs and PCs
SkyLINE PCI Card for Schools and Businesses Now Available
MacWorld, San Francisco, Calif., January 8, 2000 The Consumer Networks
Business Unit (formerly Farallon) of Proxim, Inc. (Nasdaq: PROX), today
unveiled its new Farallon NetLINE Wireless Broadband Gateway, a
plug-and-play gateway that allows schools and businesses to create networks
that simultaneously support Macs and PCs over wired and wireless
connections and share a single Internet connection. Proxim also announced
that its Farallon SkyLINE PCI Card is now shipping.
Beyond enabling both a wired and wireless network, the NetLINE Wireless
Broadband Gateway allows users on local area networks to share a single
cable or DSL modem Internet connection without having to obtain extra IP
addresses. The Gateway also features a built-in firewall and configurable
protection features, so that networks...
Japanware.com E-Business Service to Protect Brands in Japan
Japanware.com E-Business Service to Protect International Brands in Japan
NEW SERVICE GIVES NON-JAPANESE COMPANIES STRATEGIC ADVANTAGE TO GAINING
JAPAN DOMAIN NAMES AND FIRST JAPANESE WEB PRESENCE
January 8, 2001. Beaverton, OR. Japanware.com, a new brand of internet
business and marketing services targeting penetration and expansion into
the Japanese B2B and B2C marketplaces became available today. Japanware.com
provides non-Japanese corporations with cost effective, time saving
solutions to registering difficult to acquire Japanese domains, as well as
launching e-commerce sites targeting Japanese customers.
The Japanware.com line of services are a response to the deregulation in
Japan of domain name management. Only Japanese companies and foreign
subsidiaries may acquire Japanese domain names ending in ".co.jp", the
designation for Japanese corporate domains. Through the end of year 2000,
Japanese corporations have been limited to having only a single domain per
corporation. In 2001...
Active Server Pages support for Mac OS X
Halcyon Software & Tenon Announce Active Server Pages support for Mac OS X
A suite of tools to dramatically simplify Apache configuration &
maintenance now includes Active Server Pages support
Santa Barbara, CA, January 8, 2001. Tenon Intersystems, today, announced a
new version of the Tenon iTools Web Server Suite for Mac OS X Public Beta
bundled with Halcyon's award-wining Instant ASP (iASP). Tenon's iTools Web
Server Suite is an Apache-based web server package that takes advantage of
the preemptive multitasking and memory protection of Apple's
next-generation operating system. Tenon's iTools Web Server Suite for Mac
OS X is a family of tools essential to serious, commercial content delivery
and eCommerce. iASP is a Java implementation of the industry-standard
Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP) framework, giving business and
individuals an extremely cost-effective way to create and run interactive
Tenon's iTools web server package for Mac OS X is an evolution of...
WEBmail for Mac OS X
Tenon Announces Enhanced WEBmail for Mac OS X
Santa Barbara, CA, January 8, 2001. Tenon Intersystems announced today that
iTools 6.0, its web server package for Apple's new operating system, Mac OS
X, will include a new version of WEBmail.
iTools anytime, anywhere WEBmail enables users to access email from any
device running a browser. iTools WEBmail is compatible with SMTP mail
servers: thus the WEBmail client can POP or IMAP mail from any SMTP mail
server and any mail client can POP or IMAP mail from the WEBmail mail
server. The WEBmail client can be hand-tailored with unique logos and
banner advertising on a virtual host-by-virtual host basis.
Tenon's iTools WEBmail was developed by EMUmail, Inc.
(http://www.emumail.com), a widely respected vendor of web-based mail
systems. The new WEBmail supports multiple attachments, address books, user
definable folders, outbox for sent messages, real-time SPAM filtering using
the "Real-Time Blackhole" list of known SPAMmers, customizable tag...
MacTech CD-ROM, Volumes 1-16
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MACTECH CD-ROM RELEASED AT MACWORLD EXPO
January 8, 2001 -- Westlake Village, CA, USA -- MacTech Magazine announces
a new release of their best selling MacTech CD-ROM! The MacTech CD-ROM
includes the entire history of MacTech Magazine, over 2000 articles from
almost 180 issues of MacTech, running from 1984 through May of 2000.
MacTech is the journal of Macintosh technology and development ... making
it a must-have reference tool.
Debuting at Macworld Expo in San Francisco, CA., the new release of the
MacTech CD-ROM provides the most complete reference collection available
for Macintosh programmers and developers. The CD-ROM will be sold at
MACWORLD Expo, Jan 9th-12th, in the MacTech Central Pavilion (booth #3240)
and is available on the web from DevDepot (http://www.devdepot.com/).
The newly updated CD includes articles on Carbon, Mac OS X, QuickTime
development, and so much more! This wealth of programming tutorials,
introductions to new technologies, and how-to...
ADC Direct Debuts in MacTech Magazine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ADC DIRECT DEBUTS IN JANUARY 2001 MACTECH MAGAZINE
RELEASED AT MACWORLD EXPO
January 8, 2001 -- Westlake Village, CA, USA -- MacTech Magazine today
announced a new magazine section, Apple Developer Connection (ADC) Direct.
This new series of articles is designed to help facilitate Mac OS X
development. ADC Direct debuts in the January 2001 issue of MacTech
Magazine, copies of which will be available in limited quantity at Macworld
Conference & Expo in San Francisco.
Each month, Apple's Technology Managers will present articles covering
topics such as Cocoa and Carbon APIs, Apple's development tools, I/O Kit,
Quartz, Aqua, and more. These articles will present an overview of key Mac
OS X technologies with pointers to online resources from Apple that provide
more in-depth information. In addition, ADC Direct will provide shortcuts
and tips aimed at improving code and accelerating development time.
"We are pleased to offer these up-to-the-minute articles to...
REALbasic Users Get Together at MacWorld SF 2001
The REALbasic users get together at MacWorld Expo San Francisco will be
Wednesday night from 8pm to 10pm. Come talk with REAL Software staff and
other REALbasic users.
For location information and to get an invite, please stop by our booth in
MacTech Central, #3240 at Moscone Center.
President & CEO
REAL Software, Inc.
Startup Doubler 2.6
January 3nd, 2001: Startup Doubler 2.6 is now available for downloading
Startup Doubler makes for quicker startups: Its software acceleration
compensates for sub-optimal disk performance to make extensions, control
panel, the Finder and startup applications load faster.
Save time each time you startup your Mac! Those seconds spent waiting
really add up: Startup Doubler is the fastest and easiest way to cut down
the wait. Expect older Macs to startup 20% to 50% faster! The latest G3 and
G4 Macs get less dramatic improvements as they're already pretty fast, but
if you have lots of Extensions, Control Panels and Startup Items you can
usually save 10 to 20 seconds at each startup!
Version 2.6, released today, adds support for Mac OS 9.1 and fixes a bug in
the Installer that would sometimes prevent installation, in addition to a
few other changes.
Startup Doubler runs on Mac OS 9.1 and previous versions (going back to
System 7.0), and supports multiple extension sets...
Birthdays and Such 1.4
For Immediate Release
Never forget a birthday or anniversary again!
With Birthdays and Such, the delightfully simple reminder program, when you
turn on your Mac a small window comes up telling you about:
- the important birthdays approaching in the next few days and how old each
of your friends and relatives will be;
- the anniversaries coming up and how many years the couple has been
- the other important dates in your life -- bills coming due, recurring
dentist appointments to schedule, passports to renew, or meetings to
The new version of Birthdays and Such, the most frequently used daily
reminder program on the Macintosh, extends the program's AutoQuit
functionality to add an AutoHide feature that lets Birthdays and Such hide
in the background on days when there are no reminders, only to pop up a
window the next time there ARE reminders.
Birthdays and Such is so tiny, you'll have no hesitation to launch it daily
(or to leave it up if you leave your Mac...
NetCloak 3.1.1 Update Addresses Potential Security Hole
NetCloak 3.1.1 Update Addresses Potential Security Hole
Crystal Lake, IL, January 2, 2001 -- Maxum Development Corporation today
announced that a potential security hole has been discovered in the
recently released NetCloak 3.1. The problem, while serious, was discovered
by Maxum and has not resulted in any known real world break-ins. Still, the
company is strongly urging all NetCloak 3.1 users to install the free
Specific details about the problem are not public and will not be released
to protect sites that have not yet performed the upgrade. However, the
error may allow unauthorized users access to protected content when
NetCloak's new user registration feature is used. The problem is strictly
limited to pages protected using this new feature in NetCloak 3.1, and so
does not effect users of NetCloak 3.0 or earlier.
The update, which is free for all users of NetCloak 3.1, is available by
clicking "Download" on the NetCloak home page:
Freeware ID3 editor ID3X
We are proud to announce an updated version of our freeware ID3 editor ID3X
for the Apple Macintosh!
ID3X is an editor for easy manipulation of ID3 tags in mp3 music files.
ID3 tags are used to store title, artist and other information in mp3 files
which can then be displayed in your favorite mp3 player application.
More information at:
Direct download link:
New in this version:
- mp3 files recognition/compatibility improved
- Playing mp3 files is now handled by an internal engine rather than
- Type and Creators in preset popup menu are now correct and menu behave
- Tab order of edit fields corrected
Thanks for your patience,
three-2-one interaktive Medien GmbH
fon: +49 2151 319450
Email Effects and TableText updates
Sig Software is pleased to announce updates to its unique text editing
utilities, Email Effects and TableText, both of which are available as
Classic or Carbon applications for running natively on OS 7, 8, 9 and X.
Email Effects is a program which allows plain text to be used for pictures
and drawings. The ASCII art it creates can be used for email messages,
source code comments and cross-platform documentation.
TableText is a sister program which allows tabular information to be
represented, manipulated and scanned as plain text. With it, spreadsheets
and tables can be converted to ASCII text and optimized with ease.
Both Email Effects 1.6.6 and TableText 1.0.2 add support for direct
creation of messages in Microsoft's Entourage email client. They also
continue to work with Eudora, Emailer, Outlook Express, Mailsmith or
The Email Effects web page with downloads is at:
The TableText web page with downloads is at:
CodeBurst Library for WebSiphon
We've just released The CodeBurst Library for WebSiphon, which offers
strong encryption (using Blowfish) for encoding and creating tamper
resistent database records, strings, URLs, HTML form arguments and more.
Pricing is $199, but 50% off until Dec 31.
We've also released The ZipBurst 2.0 CGI Lite and Pro versions for MacOS.
The Lite version contains a complete multi-threaded database search engine
with highly extendible tags for controlling every aspect of your return
pages, even the MIME type. The CGI addresses many issues we found lacking
when serving web databases with FileMaker Pro, including performance
issues, security, sharing the CPU with other applications, multi-threading
large and small database searches, and issues that ISPs face when hosting
multiple users on the same web server (like letting each customer name
their databases what ever they like!). We also designed it so that users
don't need a second server for serving databases. With the Lite version you
Troi Text Plug-in 2.0b1 for FileMaker 5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Troi Automatisering releases Troi Text Plug-in 2.0b1 for FileMaker 5
New Plug-in lets you parse out incoming XML data in FileMaker Pro.
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, December 27th, 2000--For all people
still reading email just before new year, Troi Automatisering today
announced the availability of its Troi Text Plug-in 2.0b1, for FileMaker
Pro 5 (and 4) both on Mac OS and Windows.
What is the Troi Text Plug-in?
The Troi Text Plug-in is a very powerful tool for dealing efficiently with
text in your FileMaker Pro database. It adds the following functions to
- Combine sets from 2 text fields:
* get all lines that are the same
* get all lines that differ
* and other combinations
- Get (unique) lines and sort words and lines
- Make a text sum from a related file that even updates without a script.
- Parse XML Text into fields
- and more...
Peter Baanen, company president, states: "XML is becoming an increasingly
popular tool for...
Holiday Calendars for Now Up-to-Date
Power On Gift: Holiday Calendars for Now Up-to-Date
Columbus, Ohio - December 22, 2000 - Power On Software, Inc. announced
today that it had a special holiday present for users of Now Up-to-Date &
Contact, the best-selling PIM in the history of the Macintosh. Users of the
Eddy-award winning calendaring and contact management program can download
four new calendars at no charge. These include:
Weeks of the Year -- through 2001
US Holidays -- through 2005
Jewish Holidays -- through 2005
Canadian Holidays -- through 2005
The files can be downloaded from:
John Wallace, President of Power On Software, stated, "We wish all Mac
users a very happy holiday season and hope you will accept this gift as a
token of our appreciation for helping make this past year Power On's best
Now Up-to-Date & Contact is distributed by Ingram Micro and is available
from resellers everywhere, including...
Valentina Technology Release 1.8.6
Paradigma Software Releases VXCMD, Technology Release 1.8.6
ADDS SPEED IMPROVEMENTS AND CROSS PLATFORM FUNCTIONALITY FOR METACARD
December 19, 2000. Beaverton, Oregon. Paradigma Software announces the
release of Valentina XCMD and Valentina Technology Release 1.8.6.
Valentina XCMD works with any Macintosh "card" scripting tool, including
Apple's HyperCard, IncWell SuperCard, and MetaCard. Third party developers
have also created special wrappers for using Valentina XCMD with Userland's
Frontier, MacPerl and Futurebasic. VXCMD also includes a Windows component
to support MetaCard Corporation's cross-platform tool, MetaCard.
Valentina XCMD is based on the Valentina database kernel, an ultra-fast
database solution for software developers. Valentina solutions are
available for REAL Software's REALbasic, Macromedia Director, Metrowerks
CodeWarrior, Microsoft C++ , Purity Software's WebSiphon, Visual Basic and
Paradigma Software also makes available Valentina Technology Release 1.8.6...
FOR IMMEDIETE RELEASE
PineHill Product's Releases SiteToolkit 1.0, complete set of web site tools.
Rochester, NY - December 20th, 2000 - PineHill Product's is proud to
announce SiteToolkit 1.0, a complete set of web site tools.
SiteToolkit is like a entire box of tools rolled into one. SiteToolkit,
with its easy to use, user-friendly interface, will optimize your web
pages, generate and automatically add META tags to your web pages, upload
your entire web site, and submit your site to over 40 search engines! And
at only $15, you have nothing to loose!
Key Features Of SiteToolkit 1.0:
* Submits your web site to over 40 search engines
* Optimizes the HTML in your web pages for faster loading
* Generates and adds customized META tags to your web pages
* Uploads your entire web site with a easy to use FTP client
* Easy to use, user-friendly interface, easy enough for anyone to use
* Low price of only $15
Requirements & Pricing:
You will need a Power Macintosh running Mac OS 8.1 or...
DupliDisk II: IDE RAID Solution
DupliDisk II (Macintosh Edition) Debuts at MacWorld Expo SFO
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - Arco Computer Products is proud to introduce DupliDisk
II (Macintosh Edition), the first hardware based IDE RAID solution for the
Macintosh from Arco. This exciting new product offers the benefits of
DupliDisk II technology to Macintosh users.
Features include a true hardware based IDE RAID controller, Background
Rebuilding capabilities, Hot-Pluggable drive solutions, a native PowerPC
utility for option control, and OS-X native support. This is the first IDE
RAID controller for the Macintosh that does not require a PCI BUS
connection. As with all DupliDisk products, the DupliDisk II (Macintosh
Edition) connects directly to the onboard IDE connector on the motherboard.
With all of the various form factors available, the DupliDisk II will fit
virtually anywhere within the Macintosh.
In the event of a hard drive failure, the DupliDisk II (Macintosh Edition)
will switch operations automatically to the known...
For Immediate Release
Cafederic announces BasePlant 1.0.1
MONTREAL, Canada - December 19, 2000. Cafederic is proud to announce the
release of BasePlant 1.0.1, a collection of more than 200 classes to
enhance PowerPlant(TM), the flagship framework from Metrowerks.
Among the new features, you will see:
* Better support for CodeWarrior 6
* Now compiles without precompiled headers
* Support Universal Headers from 3.2 through 3.4b1
* Corrected a few bugs
"I was tired of having to reinvent the wheel for every software project I
worked on, so I decided to find a generic way of designing classes", says
Eric Forget, owner of Cafederic. "BasePlant is the result of six years of
hard work based on the concept of code reuse."
"When I first saw BasePlant, about a year and a half ago, I've was
astonished by the features and the quality of the product," said
Hugues-Antoine Oliver, a Mac OS developer for over ten years. "I decided to
join Eric to leverage BasePlant development for making applications...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CDFINDER 3.0 RELEASED
December 18, 2000, Moerfelden, Germany
The author today announced the immediate availability of version 3.0 of
CDFinder, the popular shareware disk catalog tool for the Macintosh.
Together with CDWinder 1.0 for Windows, also to be released today, this is
the first cross platform, networkable solution to catalog disks and CD-ROMs
on a Macintosh and a PC.
The new version can be obtained from the CDFinder Homepage
A single user license of CDFinder is $20, multi user licenses are available.
CDFinder is a very fast and powerful tool to 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
Red Shed Threads Brings Preemptive Threading to the Classic Mac...
For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact:
December 18, 2000 Jonathan 'Wolf' Rentzsch - (847) 584-7465
Red Shed Threads Brings Preemptive Threading to the Classic Mac OS
Schaumburg, IL - Mac OS X isn't the first Mac OS that offers preemptive
threading. The Classic Mac OS offers preemptive behavior -- since 1984!
"Preemptive behavior has been present in the Mac OS since System 1.0," says
Jonathan 'Wolf' Rentzsch, creator of Red Shed Threads. "It's just that
accessing and harnessing this power has been difficult until now. What Red
Shed Threads does is provide all the power in an easy-to-use package."
Designed for Macintosh software developers, Red Shed Threads provides a
complete threads package from the low-level context switcher to a
high-level threaded Open Transport wrapper. It runs natively on a Mac II
running System 7 to a G4 running Mac OS X.
"Preemptive threading can result in huge speed gains and greater user
satisfaction," continues Mr. Rentzsch. "The...
December 14, 2000 - MCF Software today announced the release of ListSTAR
2.1, an update to the powerful and customizable list server and e-mail
manager software that was acquired from 4D in October, 2000.
ListSTAR 2.1 features and changes
*ListSTAR/POP has been resurrected and updated to be in sync with
*ListSTAR/POP now generates correctly formatted message id's.
*ListSTAR/SMTP can be used with another SMTP server on the same machine.
*List creation is now smoother and requires less user intervention.
*AppleScript stack overflow issues that were present in ListSTAR 2.0
have been resolved.
ListSTAR 2.1 is a free upgrade from earlier versions and is available
immediately from our web site. For more details, see the release
information web page at http://www.liststar.com/release.html. Farokh Irani,
MCF Software's Vice President of Software Development says, "We are pleased
to ship our first update to ListSTAR since acquiring it, one that many
people have been waiting for...
iBuild Lite/Pro/Site preview version 0.9.4
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Acrux Software announces iBuild Lite/Pro/Site preview version 0.9.4.
New/changed in this version:
* printing of multiple cards in one go (in design mode)
* printing via AppleScript (in run mode)
* variable size thumbnail pictures
* user editable stacks (changes to editable text, variables, etc. made in
user mode optionally saved in the stack; users can also (optionally) create,
delete, copy & paste cards without having to use design mode)
* scrollable pictures
* variable scaling for pictures (e.g. scaling dynamically set by slider or
* picture objects can accept pictures in run-mode via drag 'n drop or the
clipboard, this allows users to drag pictures from another application
* various bug fixes
Version 1.0 of iBuild is nearing completion and is expected to be released
early in the new year.
iBuild is a rich, powerful and easy-to-use multimedia authoring and
creativity tool for the Apple Macintosh. iBuild makes the creativity of
.mail.it for Mac 1.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DACONS INTERNATIONAL INC
.mail.it for Mac 1.0 full version released! The ULTIMATE e-mail plug-in!
FULL e-mail functionality for FileMaker Pro now available cross-platform!
Available for download here: http://www.dacons.net/mailitmac.html
.mail.it lets you send/receive/manage e-mail with any FileMaker Pro database.
Smart programming and a highly user friendly interface allow you to
customize your new or existing FileMaker Pro database with ease.
Bogdan Boon, chief programmer for Dacons: "The tremendous input from
FileMaker developers around the world has enabled us to bring you 'The
ULTIMATE' e-mail plug-in for FileMaker Pro. The need for ease-of-use and
speed was what users wanted most. And we delivered. I invite you to give it
"I would like to commend you for a beautifully done set of demo files and
an incredibly easy to use and useful plug-in. I intend to recommend it to
all my Filemaker developer friends, clients, and other...
Amadeus II v3.0
For Immediate Release
Geneva, Switzerland, December 13 2000 -- Martin Hairer today announced the
release of Amadeus II v3.0, its premiere disk-based, Mp3 supporting, visual
waveform audio file editing and analyzing application for the Mac OS.
Amadeus II lets you use your Mac OS computer for many sound-related
applications, such as live audio recording, digitizing tapes and records,
sampling from any external source and for editing and analyzing Mp3, AIFF,
QuickTime or WAVE files. Thanks to its powerful direct-to-disk abilities,
you can easily and rapidly edit large sounds of sizes up to 2GB (3 hours of
CD quality music!). The handling of large sounds is facilitated by Amadeus'
ability to show simultaneously the whole sound and the portion on which you
are currently working and the extensive support of markers. Its outstanding
sound repairing abilities make Amadeus II particularly suitable for
transferring your old vinyl records on CD.
Besides these advanced editing functions including...
Hess Macworld Events Page Goes Live
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- 12/13/00
Hess Macworld Events Page Goes Live With a New Domain
1. Mac/Internet Consultant and Writer, Ilene Hoffman, is pleased to
announce that the Hess Memorial Macworld Events/ Party list is live!
The new url is: http://www.ilenesmachine.com/partylist.html
Please bookmark the link, and pass it around to your user groups, and
potential Macworld Expo show goers. The web site will contain every party
and press function scheduled during Macworld Expo week in San Francisco,
Jan. 8th through January 13th. (Some events occur before and after the
actual show.) The page will be updated until January 9th.
2. Anyone who hosts an event or knows of an event is requested to please
let me know, so that it can make the list. Events can be sent to
email@example.com or Press@ilenesmachine.com. Also, please send any special
booth information, such as contests, cool free toys, or book signings for
inclusion on the Fun Stuff to See at the Show page. Send an event and get a
FairCom's c-tree Plus V6.10, Support for X, ADSP, SPX...
FairCom releases new version of c-tree Plus V6.10 for Macintosh:
Support for Apple's new Mac OS X; includes support for ADSP, SPX and TCP/IP
Columbia, MO December 14 -- FairCom Corporation announced the latest
release of the Macintosh c-tree Plus File Handler V6.10. This new release
of FairCom's database product offers several new features including a
special FairCom Server side Software Development Kit (SDK), performance
enhancements, communication and database encryption, as well as transaction
Using FairCom's Server side SDK, Macintosh developers can implement their
own application specific code within FairCom's powerful database Server.
FairCom customers have implemented customized database Servers for many
application types. "Developers have used this functionality to perform
application service provider (ASP) installations, special
security/encryption features, intensive data calculations, custom sorts,
and other unique functions." according to Randal...
Drop Drawers / X 1.5
Subject: Drop Drawers / X 1.5 Release
From: Gideon Greenspan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sig Software is proud to announce the simultaneous release of version 1.5
of Drop Drawers for both Mac OS 7/8/9 and as a native Carbon application
for Mac OS X. According to MacUser UK, "Drop Drawers is the most elegant
solution yet to the launcher concept."
Drop Drawers is a revolutionary user-interface enhancement which provides
floating pull-out, snap-shut drawers on the sides of your screen to store
text, URLs, aliases, scripts, pictures, sounds, movies and anything else.
Version 1.5 is a major upgrade adding dozens of new features, including
configurable grids with multiple styles and arranging options, support for
AppleScripts with built-in compilation and parameter passing and several
included drawer templates.
More information and the download are available at:
The direct link for the Mac OS X version is:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Polar Orbit Software Announces MacZaic 2.0 for MacOS
San Francisco, California, December 12, 2000 -- Polar Orbit Software
announces MacZaic v2.0.
MacZaic creates beautiful photomosaics from your own digital photographs. A
mosaic can be created from one image, a folder of images or a pregenerated
database of images. A sample database of images to be used with MacZaic can
be downloaded from the Polar Orbit home page. The program allows scaling of
sub-image blocks, preview mode, and creates JPEG images that can be easily
viewed or printed on any computer.
MacZaic runs on any Power Macintosh.
The program can be downloaded from the Polar Orbit Software web page at:
The application is shareware and can be purchased for $25.
Polar Orbit Software
Style Master 1.9 CSS Editor
Western Civilisation Releases Style Master 1.9 and 1.9 Pro CSS Editor
Bondi Beach, Australia, 11th December 2000. Western Civilisation announces
the release and immediate availability of Style Master 1.9 and Style Master
Pro 1.9 for Windows 95/98/NT/2000 and the Macintosh, refining and enhancing
the development of cross-browser, standards compliant cascading style
Style Master 1.9 is not just a repurposed text editor. It's built from the
ground up as a specialized style sheets IDE (integrated development
environment), featuring everything you need to develop, test and deploy
sophisticated style sheets.
Style Master is as well suited to web developers with little or no exposure
to style sheets, as to style sheets experts.
For those starting out with style sheets, Style Master comes with
* an intuitive interface for editing every aspect of a style sheet, from
the most basic properties to the most complex @rules, with point and click...
Email Merge 1.9.5
Sig Software is proud to announce Email Merge version 1.9.5.
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,
Entourage, Eudora, Claris Emailer, Mailsmith or PowerMail. It can also
import databases directly from text files and FileMaker Pro.
Version 1.9.5 adds support for Microsoft Entourage (the email client in
Office 2001) and for sending attachments with PowerMail.
More information and the Email Merge download are available at:
AutoScript.fm Pro 2.0 for FileMaker Pro v4 & v5
December 8, 2000
Announcing AutoScript.fm Pro 2.0 for FileMaker Pro v4 and v5
Gregory is proud to announce the release of AutoScript.fm Pro 2.0 for
FileMaker Pro v4/v5. Months of writing and testing have made this a very
powerful product and a must-have utility for FileMaker Pro developers.
AutoScript.fm Pro 2.0 is now available from its web site.
About AutoScript.fm Pro
(Note. AutoScript.fm Pro is Mac-only)
FileMaker Pro scripting has always been a click-and-drag operation. For
many people, this has been one of FileMaker Pro's biggest advantages;
simplicity and error-control. For other people, it has been one of
FileMaker Pro's biggest limitations. AutoScript.fm Pro changes all of that.
Armed with AutoScript.fm Pro, you can export, create, edit, manipulate and
import FileMaker Pro scripts in ScriptMaker wysiwyg plain text format.
AutoScript.fm Pro empowers you to do things that FileMaker Pro alone can
What you can do with...
QuickDNS Pro 3.0
QuickDNS Pro 3.0 from Men & Mice Released
Install it and Manage Your DNS with Ease and Accuracy.
Reykjavik, Iceland, December 7/-- Men & Mice today released QuickDNS Pro
3.0, a DNS server and DNS Management System for Mac OS. The new system is a
dramatically enhanced upgrade of Men & Mices QuickDNS Pro 2.2.1, offering
unprecedented ease of use for the expert to novice user, numerous automated
features and error controls. Among new features are remote administration,
streamlined user interface, improved assistants and easy to use Fault
Tolerance and Load Balancing that works with any web server.
For a description of new and improved features, please see
"I am very impressed by Men & Mice's upgrade to QuickDNS Pro 3.0. The
manager is totally revamped and awesome! I believe that QuickDNS Pro is an
outstanding, five star, product for its price, and is the best DNS server."
says Albert Rodriguez, Webmaster at...
PDF StartUp: PDF documents opened automatically
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PDF StartUp: PDF documents opened automatically
J2S, a software company specialized in multimedia and asset-management
developments, announces the release of PDF StartUp 2.0.
PDF StartUp is an "autorun" application designed to automatically open a
PDF document located on a CD-Rom when it is inserted into a computer, after
having installed Acrobat Reader when needed. PDF StartUp first checks the
presence of Acrobat and installs Acrobat Reader when necessary. The
selected PDF document is then automatically displayed on screen.
Among other improvements, the new version can be used to display a startup
screen, make sure the "Search" plug-in is installed, and it now supports 9
PDF StartUp consists of two versions so that it can work indifferently on
computers running MacOS or Windows.
This programme is intended to invite the recipients of multimedia
operations to actually read the content of the documents that are addressed
The license costs 600...
Smallest MP3 Player for Macintosh
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Smallest MP3 Player for Macintosh Released
Instantly Accessible MP3 Strip 1.0 allows Mac users to playback MP3 music
via Control Strip.
December 6, 2000 - Today Kanex Group Inc. has added full-functional MP3
player to its family of useful applications for Macintosh computers. MP3
Strip is the Control Strip Module what enables a high-quality playback and
easy browsing through MP3 files. MP3 Strip instantly accessible and in
spite of its small size (90KB), you are not required to run any other
program to listen to your favorite MP3s.
Why you need another MP3 player, while there are many of them available for
a Mac? Because, hardly, are you willing to spend much time waiting while
the MP3 player is being downloaded and launched, due to its huge size. We
realized that many people just want to listen to MP3s, but they don't need
fancy skinnable interface and other bells and whistles. Also, many listen
MP3s in a background and nobody likes when a player eats memory,...
Valentina for Java Developer's Preview Released
Valentina for Java Developer's Preview Released
JAVA SDK PREVIEW ALLOWS CREATION OF POWERFUL, MULTI-PLATFORM DATABASE
December 6, 2000. Beaverton, Oregon. Paradigma Software announced the
availability of its first software developer's solution for Java
Valentina for Java (VJSDK) beta 1 is the first of Paradigma Software's line
of database tools for development of client side pure Java applications.
VJSDK employs the same base Valentina API, allowing developers who are
already familiar with other Valentina products, such as Valentina for
REALbasic, to get a jump-start to integrating Valentina into their Java
applications, including support of BaseObject methods, BLOBs and the
Valentina implementation of SQL.
"VJSDK is our base level implementation for Java, with all the
sophistication professional developers will expect who are coming from a
C++ background. But users who are looking for only a JDBC driver for
Valentina won't have long to wait," said Jochen...
Desktop Magician 2.0
STRAIGHT AHEAD SHIPS DESKTOP MAGICIAN 2.0 - ALL ENVIRONMENT MAGIC WAND
Desktop Magician 2.0 makes it easy to save and restore your complete
desktop environment, including content and placement of icons, open
windows, running applications, open documents, mounted servers, mounted
disk images, and monitor settings.
Felton, CA-November 30, 2000 - Straight Ahead Software today announced
Desktop Magician 2.0, a feature rich desktop utility for Macintosh, is now
Desktop Magician takes a broad step forward in this release, offering a
wide range of options for saving an restoring your Mac's running
environment for whatever purpose you need.
Desktop Magician 2.0 Features:
* New toolbar (floating or non-floating as desired) for convenient access
* New contextual menu plug-in
* Save and restore sets of open Finder windows for particular projects, as
* Save and restore sets of running applications and open documents
* Save and restore sets of mounted servers and mounted disk...
December 5, 2000
We are proud to announce the availability of REALbasic 3.0a14. Using this
alpha release gives you the chance to learn about new features in REALbasic
early, work with Carbon, and participate in setting the direction for the
next release. It runs on and compiles for both Classic (7.6.1 to Mac OS 9)
and Mac OS Public Beta. It uses Carbon and the Aqua User Interface for both
the IDE and the compiled applications when running in Mac OS X, and
Platinum in Classic.
This release adds several significant improvements, including editing
REALbasic database schemas! REALbasic now also allows you to export your
projects in XML format. You can then reimport the XML format projects. This
will allow third parties to develop powerful new enhancements to REALbasic,
among other things.
In addition, PostgreSQL support is much improved. Drag and drop of files,
text, and pictures is now possible on Windows applications as well. Of
course, there's much more, so read the complete release...
Virtual PC 4.0
Connectix Announces Virtual PC 4.0
Run Windows applications up to twice as fast as previous version
SAN MATEO, Calif.- December 5, 2000 - Connectix Corporation today
announced the Virtual PC 4.0, the newest version of its best-selling and
award-winning PC emulation product for the MacintoshTM. This new version
adds significantly improved performance, expandable disk images, an
enhanced user interface and the ability to run multiple operating systems
to Virtual PC's already impressive list of features.
Virtual PC will appeal to a whole new and larger segment of Mac users due
to its increased performance and new features, said Mitchell Cipriano,
Connectix vice president of marketing, Current users will also benefit by
being able to run more demanding Windows applications while working more
Virtual PC Product Line
The Connectix Virtual PC product line bridges the compatibility gap between
Mac and PC environments by allowing Mac users to run PC applications,
Lasso Studio 1.7.1 for Adobe GoLive 5.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 4, 2000
BLUE WORLD RELEASES LASSO STUDIO 1.7.1 FOR ADOBE GOLIVE 5.0
Maintenance update addresses minor issues. Boxed version to begin shipping
Bellevue, WA--December 4, 2000--Blue World Communications, Inc.--pioneers
of the Web Data Engine(tm)--today released Lasso Studio 1.7.1 for Adobe
GoLive 5.0 a free minor maintenance update to the recently released version
1.7 of Lasso Studio for Adobe GoLive. The release includes an updated
version (184.108.40.206) of Lasso Studio Web Data Engine and addresses a minor
issue with Lasso Studio Site Builder. Blue World also announced that boxed
versions of Lasso Studio for Adobe GoLive will begin shipping this week.
Complete Web Database Publishing
Lasso Studio for Adobe GoLive provides Web professionals a visual
development environment for building database-driven Web sites powered by
Blue World Lasso Web Data Engine. Operating from within GoLive 5.0, Web
developers harness the power of Lasso Studio...