Timbuktu Pro for Mac OS X, Preview Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Netopia's Timbuktu Product Line Harnesses the Power of Mac OS X
Timbuktu Pro Preview Release Now Ready for Testing
ALAMEDA, Calif. (April 18, 2001) Netopia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTPA), today
announced the preview release of Timbuktu Pro Mac OS X. With its support of
OS X, Netopia extends a long tradition of support for Apple's advanced
For more than ten years, Timbuktu Pro has been the leading remote control
and file transfer software for Mac OS. Today, the preview version of
Timbuktu Pro for Mac OS X is available for purchase from Netopia's online
store for $29.95. By making this preview version available for purchase,
Netopia hopes to secure as much feedback as possible for its engineers who
will be working on the development of the final release due out late this
Timbuktu Pro for OS X integrates several new features including package
distribution, added security, large file support and the complete Aqua
interface. The new release is backwards...
Mac OS conduit for WordSmith, for Palm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Blue Nomad Releases Full Macintosh Version of WordSmith
Blue Nomad releases Mac OS conduit for WordSmith, its award winning word
processing application for Palm Powered(tm) handheld computers
Redwood City, California (April 16, 2001). Blue Nomad today introduced an
updated version of WordSmith that includes full support for Macintosh
users. The new version incorporates a bi-directional synchronization
conduit that provides Macintosh users of WordSmith the ability to
synchronize Rich Text Format files, such as those created by Microsoft
Word, to and from their Palm Powered(tm) organizers. The new Macintosh
conduit replaces the old WordSmith Mac OS document converter and provides
generally the same features as the Windows version of WordSmith.
WordSmith is the most revolutionary, intuitive and full-featured word
processor, enhanced memo pad and rich document viewer available for Palm
Powered organizers. Not only does WordSmith support rich text, such as
ProTV Stereo Version 2.6.1
Dear Mac Enthusiast,
Starting today Formac is providing for download its latest ProTV software
version 2.6.1 . The software is compatible with Formac studio and ProTV
What's new or improved?
-) The latest version runs more stable on all Macs, especially on G4s
-) Random cutting off of audio signal on G4s has been solved
-) Smoother picture in "average-mode" and therefore better results when
-) Improved routines and error messages for faster and better problem
-) After using the TV mode all windows in the ProTV application will be
-) ProTV will set the sound input automatically to the connected device at
-) WebTools: Stalling of the application if more than 160 pictures are
stored in the folder has been solved.
-) French manual now available
For download please go to the support section (Software updates) at
Formac Electronic Inc.
1510 6th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Steve Jobs to Kick Off Apple's Worldwide Developers...
Steve Jobs to Kick Off Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference 2001
CUPERTINO, California - April 17, 2001 - Apple today announced that Apple
CEO Steve Jobs will kick off its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) with
a "fireside chat" with developers on Monday, May 21, 2001, at 9:30 a.m.
The five-day event, which runs from May 21-25, at the San Jose Convention
Center, will focus almost exclusively on Mac OS X, Apple's next generation
operating system, with in-depth technical sessions and a showcase of the
latest development tools.
Other Activities at Apple's WWDC 2001 include:
* more than 100 in-depth technical sessions and hands-on labs to get the
latest information on Mac OS X directly from Apple engineers and technology
* an Exhibitor Fair with the latest development tools and products; and
* the Apple Design Awards for: innovation, advanced Mac OS X look and feel,
use of Apple technologies and exciting new product entries to the Mac OS X
Cost & Registration...
DataShell 1.3 for Valentina
DataShell for Valentina Delivers Object Relational DB for FutureBASIC^3 Users
April 16, 2001. MacBrowse is proud to announce the availability of
DataShell 1.3, a driver solution that allows FutureBASIC^3 developers to
use Valentina XCMD, an object-relational, SQL-powered database engine, in
What's new in DataShell 1.3 ...
- Reference Manual improved and updated
- New function: 'Valentina_SetCreator'
- Fixed 'BaseObject_GetRecordCount'
- From now, 'Methods' are passed/returned in handles
DataShell 1.3 is fully compatible with Valentina XCMD 1.8.8b23.
FutureBASIC, from Staz Software (http://www.stazsoftware.com), is an award
winning development environment for the Apple Macintosh, based on the
popular BASIC language. Thanks to DataShell, the wait for a
FutureBASIC-enabled database engine is over. DataShell is very easy to use,
no complex project setup or hard to learn syntax. You will be creating
database applications from scratch in a very short period of time.
Happy Birthday TidBITS
From: "Adam C. Engst" (email@example.com)
Subject: These TidBITS go to eleven
In these days of dot.coms dropping like the proverbial flies, I thought you
might appreciate a spot of good news and longevity. This week's issue of
TidBITS (#576) marks our 11th anniversary of continuous Internet
publication, cementing our status as one of the oldest solely electronic
publications on the Internet.
To commemorate the event, I've gone back and re-read all the TidBITS issues
from our second year of publication - April of 1991 to April of 1992. It's
fascinating to see how far we've come, but also just how little some things
have changed. RAM was $40 per megabyte, versus 35 cents per megabyte today,
and we were talking about 88 MB SyQuest cartridges that cost about the same
as an 80 GB hard disk disk now. But even back then we were covering topics
like adding protected memory to the Mac OS, distributed computing, and
wireless networking. You might find the article amusing - it's at:
From: Brian S Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: 'Blugs' List Management Engine 1.0b3
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Blugs 1.0b3, a
replacement for the Mac OS List Manager and DataBrowser.
This new beta release incorporates a staggering array of bug fixes and
enhancements, including better OS X compatibility. At long last, the
non-Debug, Pascal, and MPW libraries are available for download. This
version is feature-complete, and could be considered a release candidate
Blugs, sample code, and extensive PDF documentation are available for
(My MosesHall.tripod.com site still exists but Tripod's abuse-bots seem to
prevent most binary downloads.)
Thanks for your attention.
Brian 'Moses' Hall, Macintosh Developer
REALbasic: plans for future releases
REALbasic: plans for future releases
I wanted to take a moment to let all of you know what we are planning in
terms of our release schedule for future releases of REALbasic.
As you all know we released REALbasic 3.0 on February 12th of this year. One
of the big features of REALbasic 3.0 is support for Mac OS X. Specifically,
REALbasic 3.0 was designed to support Mac OS X Public Beta. We did this so
that those of you that were interested in getting a head start on Mac OS X
versions of your applications could do so.
There were many changes in Mac OS X between the public beta and final
release (Mac OS X 10.0). To maintain compatibility with Mac OS X 10.0, we
are currently finishing up development of REALbasic 3.1. This version will
be a free update for all registered REALbasic 3.0 users and will be the
version that is compatible with Mac OS X. This version also includes a
number of bug fixes that are unrelated to Mac OS X. If you wish to use
REALbasic with Mac OS X, please download 3.1...
OTTool Version 1.2
New OTTool Version 1.2
OTTool now has support for Mac OS X, in addition to Classic Mac OS!
OTTool is a free utility which provides a synopsis of the IP and
AppleTalk configuration parameters within Apple Computer's Open
Transport networking architecture. In addition, OTTool allows users
on IP networks to make Domain Name Server (DNS) queries, ping devices
using ICMP Pings, trace IP routes (UNIX traceroute), scan through
ranges of IP addresses asking for resolutions, and to query a DNS for
Mail Exchange and System Info. On Classic MacOS PowerPC machines, it
will also display the IP ARP cache. We would like to hear your suggestions
and comments regarding the software. Please send your feedback to
What changed in OTTool since version 1.1?
* made OTTool run natively on Mac OS X and Classic Mac OS 8.x and 9.x,
all from a single application
* added some minor user interface improvements
You can find the new OTTool on Neon Software's ftp site:
XML Editor 1.0 by ElfData
For immediate release:
Theodore H.Smith of ElfData releases XML Editor 1.0 - A feature extensive,
user friendly, DTD validating, XML builder.
April 11, 2000, London - ElfData, data orientated developer for the
Macintosh platform, today announced XML Editor 1.0 for Macintosh. XML
Editor is a user friendly XML creator and DTD validator, giving you
meaningful messages in plain English that point to the cause of a problem
in your XML, if any.
XML Editor has extensive support for drag and drop; copy and paste;
contextual menus; user made element holders; and more, to make entry of XML
easy. XML Editor has integrated source and hierarchical edit modes. It uses
entities files, to display characters such as "ä", onscreen, in their
native equivilent, allowing for direct entry of European and math symbols,
or user defined entities.
XML Editor has extensive find abilities, allowing for conditional finds on
any combination of empty elements, non-empty elements, CDATA, comments,
DssW announces Power Manager 2.1: Automation Suite
Power Manager is a complete automation suite for the Macintosh.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Dragon Systems Software Limited (DssW), email@example.com, fax: +44
DssW announces Power Manager 2.1 for the Macintosh. Designed for
AppleScripters, network administrators and professional Macintosh users,
Power Manager can both automate your workflow and reduce running costs.
Power Manager is a unique suite of Macintosh automation and power
Using Power Manager's scheduling capabilities you can easily control when
your Macintosh automatically starts up, shuts down, wakes up and sleeps.
Our latest version of Power Manager features three Schedulers to cater to
Power Manager's Launcher can automatically run your AppleScripts, launch
your applications and open your documents at any time or on a specific
trigger. Triggers include: start up, shut down, specific date and time,
daily, weekly, monthly, wake up, system sleep, user log in and...
IOGEAR & USB 2.0
IOGEAR makes speedy entry into USB 2.0 market
~ ships market's first PCI Host Card; offers 40 times the transfer rate of
original USB technology ~
Irvine, CA - April 11, 2001 - USB users can now take full advantage of
faster transfer speeds as IOGEAR today shipped the first USB 2.0 compliant
PCI Host Card.
The PCI Host Card (GIC250U) is based on the new NEC chipset and comes with
five ports (one internal and four external) for easy plug-n-play
accessibility and scalability. It can transfer data up to 480 Mbps,
offering users increased functionality over multiple USB connected devices.
The product is priced at $89 (MSRP) and is available immediately from all
major catalog resellers, online resellers and selected retail outlets.
"USB 2.0 technology delivers a simple solution to the increased demand for
bandwidth when using connected devices," said Kevin Luong, senior channel
sales manager at IOGEAR, Inc. "This advance has pushed manufacturers into a
new arena. It is an accomplishment to...
Troi Plug-in Power 5 CD-ROM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Troi Automatisering ships Troi Plug-in Power 5 CD-ROM for FileMaker Pro 5
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, April 11th, 2001--Troi Automatisering
today announced it has begun shipment of the Troi Plug-in Power CD-ROM
volume 5, for FileMaker Pro 4 and 5 on Mac and Windows.
The Plug-in Power CD-ROM contains demonstrations of 12 powerful Troi
Plug-ins for FileMaker Pro and 24 plug-ins and utilities from other leading
developers. You'll find all plug-in demonstrations neatly organized and the
CD-ROM saves you from hunting down the plug-ins from the Internet.
Peter Baanen, company president, comments: "We have put the latest version
of the Troi Text plug-in on the CD-ROM and added the new Ranges and
Activator plug-ins. Together with the range of third party plug-in demos
and the comprehensive, searchable database of all FileMaker plug-ins
available on the market, this CD-ROM is a must-have for all FileMaker
developers who want to use the best tools for their...
NuSpectra's SiteZAP 6.0.5
ALAMEDA, CA, April 11, 2001 -- NuSpectra today released SiteZAP
6.0.5, an update for all registered SiteZAP 6.0 users, available free
SiteZAP 6.0 is an easy to use application which turns your Powerbook,
G4, or iMac into a Webcasting server, and provides Pan/Tilt/Zoom
telerobotic camera control via any web browser. SiteZAP provides live
streaming audio and video through any broadband Internet connection
allowing camera access from anywhere.
SiteZAP's navigational interface makes it easy to center the camera
on the desired view with just a point and click. Other features
include easy to operate scroll bars, queue status, custom AppleScript
support and a compass rose to tell you where the camera is pointing.
Several Web page examples are given for Macromedia Flash and straight
HTML. SiteZAP also provides complete, easy access archiving.
SiteZAP integrated camera systems are in use throughout the world to
monitor activities in a wide range of situations, including...
Toast 5 Titanium
Toast 5 Titanium Is Now Shipping!
Roxio's Premier CD Burning Software for Macintosh
Milpitas, Calif., April 2, 2001 - Roxio, Inc., the digital media company
from Adaptec, is now shipping the new Toast 5 Titanium in the US. Customers
can purchase the product at their local computer retail store for a
suggested retail price of $99 or direct from Roxio at www.roxio.com.
"Toast 5 Titanium is packed with many new features for users to burn DVD's,
MP3's, photos and VideoCDs," said Victor Nemecheck, Toast product manager
at Roxio. "It is truly the ultimate CD and DVD burning package."
The new Toast 5 Titanium boasts a totally new user interface specifically
designed for use on Mac OS X, the ability to burn CDs in the background,
automatic MPEG encoding for burning iMovies onto VideoCDs for playback in
most DVD players, and support for most DVD-RAM and DVD-R/RW drives.
In addition to the new features listed above, Toast 5 Titanium now includes
all the tools needed for complete CD mastering,...
PandaWare TimeCache 4.0
For immediate release:
THE PANDAWARE COMPANY UPDATES TIMECACHE TO VERSION 4.05
Macintosh time and expense tracking application receives bug fixes. Trial
version available at (http://www.pandaware.com/).
The PandaWare Company has released an update to TimeCache, its popular time
and expense tracking application for Macintosh users who bill clients for
project work. PandaWare(r) TimeCache(tm) 4.05 includes a number of bug
fixes which enhance its stability.
TimeCache 4.05 runs only on Power Macintosh (PPC) machines, under Mac OS
8.0 or higher. A Carbon version for use with Mac OS X will be released soon.
A fully feature-enabled trial version of TimeCache 4.0 is available for
download at The PandaWare Company's web site: (http://www.pandaware.com/).
Users of the trial version can save up to 20 days' worth of data. For
unlimited use, a registration key is provided with the purchase of a
license for US$40.00 per user.
Members of the media who would like to receive a free registration key...
Subject: New software - AutoCat 2.9.2 and Autocat X 3.0b4
From: Olivier Lebra (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kebawe's AutoCat is a $15 intuitive drag & drop application that can
catalog all your removable and remote volumes by using aliases.
Version 2.9.2 for classic Mac OS correctly catalogs Mac OS X packages and
fixes other minor bugs. Version 3.0b4 runs on Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 with
MacSQL Monitor Beta Testers Wanted
For Immediate Release
April 9, 20001
MacSQL Monitor Beta Testers Wanted, New MacSQL Mailing List Created
New York, NY (April 9, 2001) Runtime Labs, Inc. is looking for Mac users to
test version 2.0 of MacSQL Monitor, slated for release in the first week of
MacSQL Monitor allows Macintosh users to interact with MySQL, Oracle,
PostgreSQL, JDBC, and ODBC databases. The software, which runs on Mac OS
8.1 or greater (including Mac OS X), allows users to view database schema,
issue queries, and import/export data from SQL databases. The application
is also fully AppleScriptable and includes sample scripts showing how it
can be used to automate publishing with Quark XPress.
Version 2.0 will allow spreadsheet like viewing/editing of remote data,
support for additional databases (M
Gefen's DVI to ADC Converter Box
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
GEFEN'S DVI TO ADC CONVERTER BOX WIDENS THE SCOPE OF APPLE CINEMA DISPLAYS
WOODLAND HILLS, CA [ April 9, 2001 ] To those who thought that life with
Apple's Display Cinema monitor couldn't get any better, it just got a
little brighter. With Gefen's DVI to ADC Converter Box, you no longer have
to scrap those classic Macintosh models-just plug them into the box, then
connect them to the monitor. It's as simple as that.
The boxes, which come with 6-foot DVI cable, 6-foot USB cable and a 208W
28V power supply, provide three main solutions:
1. to enable older G4 computers with DVI connections to connect to the 15
and 22-inch Apple Displays with ADC connections
2. to facilitate the addition of a second LCD display with ADC connections
using a PCI slot with the ATI Rage 128 pro graphics card
3. to connect VGA computers to the new Apple 17-inch Studio Display with
The 3.5 by 1-inch boxes are currently shipping and may be ordered directly
oAzium Date & Time 3.0 for FileMaker Pro
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WAVES IN MOTION ANNOUNCES OAZIUM DATE & TIME 3.0 FOR FILEMAKER PRO Improve
the reliability and performance of crucial time-based solutions
Vincenzo P. Menanno
PHOENIX. April 6, 2001. Waves In Motion has released the latest version of
oAzium Date & Time, a plug-in that makes it easy to store and index dates
from within FileMaker Pro databases.
Since it was first released in June of 1999, oAzium Date & Time has
remained one of the top five downloads for Waves In Motion; and customers
have used it for such diverse applications as reservation applications,
payroll timesheets, rental and leasing systems, event and conference
tracking, and security applications.
"Before oAzium Date & Time, the only way to incorporate time components
into my databases was through complicated FileMaker scripts," says Marcus
Silving of WorqSmart. "oAzium Date & Time...
April 9, 2001: Seybold Seminars, Boston.
CHROMiX today announced ColorThink 2.0, an upgrade to its popular color
management toolset. ColorThink 2.0 combines powerful new graphing and ICC
profile management capabilities with Mac OS X compatibility.
New features include:
- Carbon compatibility to take advantage of new Mac OS X features
- Integration of 3D graphing with OpenGL technology
- Integration of advanced network-wide and worldwide profile management using
New OpenGL integration provides fast, beautiful 3D graphs of profiles and
other color data. All colors are rendered accurately to screen so users can
see the colors of their printer's gamut as well as the shape. OpenGL allows
for wireframe, shaded objects, and advanced capabilities such as gamut
overlay, transparency and an innovative 3D slicer for detailed profile
analysis. Graphing of Hexachrome(tm) profiles is also supported in this
Jiiva announces RapidMQ: Middleware for the Mac
For Immediate Release
Middleware for the Mac!
Jiiva announces RapidMQ, the first Messaging & Queuing technology designed
for Mac OS X.
Beaverton, OR (April 6, 2001) - Jiiva, Inc., announces a beta release of
RapidMQ available for immediate download from www.jiiva.com/rapidmq.
RapidMQ is the first Messaging & Queuing technology product designed
specifically for Apple's Mac OS X. Messaging & Queuing enables software
programs to communicate securely with other programs running on remote
computers. Messaging & Queuing is a powerful and flexible communication
tool enabling normally incompatible computers to communicate.
In a growing culture of interconnected computers and people, basic software
such as an MP3 music player could benefit from Jiiva's RapidMQ. It is
increasingly common for desktop software to communicate with a server over
the Internet for product registration, software updates, technical support
chat rooms, and other functionality. RapidMQ provides a secure...
Joy 2.2 for Mac OS X
For immediate release.
JOY 2.2 AVAILABLE FOR MAC OS X
Vienna, April, 6, 2001. Joy 2.2, the popular developer productivity and RAD
tool by AAA+ Software, is now available in an updated version for Mac OS X!
Joy provides the fastest path for developers to learn Cocoa, the new way of
developing applications for the Mac. It is the tool of choice for everyone
who wants to peek under the hood of the new Mac OS!
Use Joy's run time class browser and object inspector to debug your own
programs, or even to inspect Cocoa applications you don't have the source
code for. Use the built in scripting language (syntactically compatible
teach new methods. Call Carbon API and Java methods interactively from the
Joy command window. Use Joy with Apple's InterfaceBuilder to develop
standalone Mac OS X applications in record time.
What else can I do with Joy?
That depends only...
PowerLogix Announces Profiler X
PowerLogix Announces Profiler X
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- April 6, 2001 -- PowerLogix announced today the public
beta release of their new diagnostic utility, Profiler X. Profiler X is an
OS X version of the popular Cache Profiler software fro OS 9. It allows
users of OS X to read the processor speed and cache speed and other details
of their machine.
Also included in the public beta, is a command line interface for changing
L2 cache settings. This code works with all PowerLogix upgrade cards. (Some
models of PowerLogix cards set the cache automatically and do not require
software.) It also works with all other brands of processor cards, as it
supports any PowerPC compatible SRAM and any valid PowerPC cache size.
"This new utility works on any machine running OS X," reports Robin
Howdershelt, Marketing Director for PowerLogix. "Profiler X is the first
diagnostic tool for OS X that reports processor temperature, cache size,
backside cache speed, and bus speed. It's is very helpful for owners of...
.mail.it for Mac 1.1.2 released! The ULTIMATE e-mail plug-in for FileMaker Pro
Dacons International announces the release of version 1.1.2 of the highly
popular e-mail plug-in '.mail.it'.
This free upgrade includes:
1. Additional External Function!
'Email-Adv-GetAttachedFilePath' enables you to save incoming attachments in
a seperate field for better access.
The 'Demo-Files' have been updated regarding this feature. Now it is
possible to open attachments directly from within the INBOX.
2. Signature feature added. Sign your e-mails with customized signature
with one simple 'click'.
3. MIME/Base 64 encoded .txt file attachments where decoded wrong - fixed.
4. multiple recipients in INBOX did not show properly - fixed.
5. many small improvement and fixes implemented
Here are some of the powerful features of .mail.it for Mac.
-send/receive e-mail (including attachments in all common formats)
-.mail.it will create a new record for...
Intego Acquires DiskGuard and FileGuard
INTEGO ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF TWO ENCRYPTION PROGRAMS AND ONE BACKUP PROGRAM
Miami, FL, April 5, 2001 - Intego, the leading developer of Macintosh Internet security and privacy software, today announced the acquisition of three Macintosh security products from Highware Inc. Intego will be adding two encryption programs, Intego DiskGuard and Intego FileGuard, and one backup program, Intego Personal Backup, to its catalogue. More than one million units of these programs have been sold around the world, and Intego's acquisition will provide an essential addition to its current product line.
Intego DiskGuard protects all SCSI and IDE hard disks, Zip and Jaz cartridges, and floppy disks from unauthorized access, both on individual computers and across a network. Its permanent security means that no one can access the disk's data without the correct password. At this time, when computers running Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X are started up from CD-Roms, or used as non-startup disks for other...
Glass Bead Software Releases Version 3.0.2 of SnapMail, Beloved
Intra-office Macintosh Messaging Software
For Immediate Release
Newtown, Connecticut, April 5, 2001
Today Glass Bead Software announced the release of version 3.0.2 of
SnapMail, its beloved intra-office Macintosh messaging software. This
maintenance release fixes a number of small bugs and increases stability.
SnapMail is available for download at http://www.glassbead.com
About Snap Mail: SnapMail is the complete and easy-to-use intra-office
chat, messaging and communication application for the Mac office. Using
peer-to-peer technology, SnapMail sends messages, files, and voice mail
SnapMail keeps all messages and documents safely in-house. It doesn't
require a mail server, Internet connection, or any administration. SnapMail
is a light-weight application: it requires only 1MB of RAM and runs on all
Mac OS Systems from 7.5 to OS X.
Snap Mail provides seamless and easy collaboration to small and...
INTELLI INNOVATIONS INC. RELEASES INTELLIMERGE FOR MAC OS AND MAC OS X
IntelliMerge Brings Mail Merges to Internet E-Mail With Easy-To-Use, Mac
Friendly Integrated E-Mail Merge Software
Raleigh, NC - April 5th, 2001 - Intelli Innovations, Inc., developers of
innovative Internet and productivity software for the Macintosh platform,
today announced IntelliMerge, dynamic e-mail merge software designed to
simplify keeping in touch with customers, family, and friends. IntelliMerge
features an integrated message editor, recipient database system, and
message mailer; all that's needed to manage contacts, create personalized
e-mail messages, and send them out over the Internet.
After an extensive test period for real-world testing, IntelliMerge has
today reached Golden Master, shipping status. From sending out newsletters,
offers, support information, invoices, order information, invitations, and
press releases (like this one!), IntelliMerge offers a friendly way to
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Automated Solutions Group Announces the Release of ObjectTools v1.5.7
Huntington Beach, CA - April 4, 2001: Automated Solutions Group today
announced the release of ObjectTools v1.5.7 for Macintosh and Windows.
ObjectTools is a 4th Dimension plug-in which provides a set of routines
that allow you to create Objects: a single entity in which you can store
and retrieve any amount of data of differing types. This is similar to what
you can do with 4D BLOBs, but with several important differences:
Rather than using offsets, data is stored into and retrieved from Objects
by name. Whereas BLOBs are the equivalent of ROM -- once written, you
cannot really modify their contents -- Objects are more like RAM. Once
stored, data in Objects can be modified in place, retrieved into 4D
variables, and copied to other Objects. Because Objects are represented by
Longint handles, you can create arrays of Objects.
Bug Fixes in v1.5.7
- If an object was saved...
ConceptDraw Viewer 1.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CS-ODESSA ANNOUNCES CONCEPTDRAW VIEWER 1.0
Odessa, Ukraine - April 4th, 2001 - Computer Systems Odessa Corp.,
announces the release of ConceptDraw Viewer 1.0.
ConceptDraw Viewer is a cross-platform application intended for viewing and
printing ConceptDraw documents, as well as files of several other graphic
formats. It exists in the Mac OS and Windows versions. The Mac OS version
is carbonized and works under Mac OS X.
The Viewer is distributed free of charge and is available from ConceptDraw
web site at:
ConceptDraw Viewer features:
- handy tools for scrolling and zooming documents;
- powerful printing capabilities;
- convenient arrangement of windows, when viewing several documents;
- Internet integration.
ConceptDraw is the powerful application for creating professional-looking
flowcharts, business diagrams, research layouts, organization schemes,
plans and more. It's cross-platform, so all...
DevDepot RAM Store Rolls Out
DEVDEPOT RAM STORE GOES ONLINE!
-- Build to order memory, lifetime guarantee, up to the minute pricing!
Westlake Village, CA -- April 4th, 2001 -- DevDepot, the source for
technology and developer products, has put online a new memory store that
offers over 5,000 types of RAM and memory products -- for
Macs, PCs, even Flash Memory for cameras or MP3 players. DevDepot is
taking a different and innovative approach to RAM. Each module is built to
order, making sure customers get exactly the module they need, shipped
within a few days, at up-to-the-minute prices.
DevDepot's RAM store (http://www.devdepot.com/memory) features an
interactive, lightning fast "RAM Locator" that will help customers identify
their computer make and model from over 1,400 types of systems. The RAM
Locator then presents customers with their systems memory requirements,
limitations, and a list of modules available with up-to-the-minute prices.
"The great thing about DevDepot's build to order approach is that...
QuickCode Pro v4.2
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Automated Solutions Group Announces QuickCode Pro v4.2 Release
Huntington Beach, CA - April 3, 2001: Automated Solutions Group today
announced the release of QuickCode Pro 4.2 for the Macintosh, the popular
assistant editor for 4th Dimension.
QuickCode Pro (QCP) dramatically enhances the 4th Dimension method editor
with a host of features designed to simplify and accelerate the process of
writing 4D code.
What's new in QuickCode Pro 4.2
- There are several new options you can use in the replace string for
regular expressions, including options to change the case of portions of
the matched string. Please see the main documentation for details.
- Regular expression (regex) searching and replacing has been added! For
information, please see the main documentation.
- If using 4D 6.5.5+, the Method Tool now has an Open by name menu item
that allows you to open a method by full or partial name. You can also
Pepper 3.6.1 released
Today Hekkelman Programmatuur b.v. has released Pepper 3.6.1, an update for
the powerful text editor for both MacOS X and MacOS 9. This update fixes
some of the problems reported on MacOS X and adds a commandline launcher.
Pepper is a very powerful text editor targeted at programmers, html writers
and scripters, yet Pepper's friendly user interface allows anyone to use
its power quickly and easily.
Pepper comes with language support for 12 different languages and has a
very long list of features that rivals those of all other editors. Most
notably Pepper comes with support for unlimited file sizes, can manipulate
rectangular ranges of text and Pepper has a worksheet that allows the
execution of shell commands from within Pepper. And Pepper runs natively on
MacOS X, now.
System requirements for Pepper are, 5 Mb of disk space, MacOS X or MacOS 9
with CarbonLib 1.2.5.
Pepper is distributed as shareware, it costs only USD 45. The upgrade is
free for all current users...
Package Tracker 3.0
INTELLI INNOVATIONS INC. RELEASES PACKAGE TRACKER 3.0 FOR MAC OS/MAC OS X
New Update Adds Enhanced QuickTracking, Customizable Tracking Lists, U.S.
Postal Service Rate Calculator And More - Now Shipping Commercially Online
And On CD-ROM
Raleigh, NC - April 3rd, 2001 - Intelli Innovations, Inc., developers of
innovative Internet and productivity software for the Macintosh platform,
today announced a significant upgrade to its award winning, multi-carrier
package management solution Package Tracker.
Package Tracker 3.0 is the first and only complete, multi-carrier tracking
and parcel management system available on the Macintosh platform.
Package Tracker 3.0 adds many new features, including:
* 100% Carbonized version now available for customers running Mac OS X
* Redesigned QuickTrack window displays only relevant information for a
specific package in a new, hierarchical list view
* New fields added to Tracking Lists, including internal tracking ID, notes
field for customer information...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PINEHILL PRODUCTS RELEASES FINALWORD 2.0 - POWERFUL TEXT EDITING
April 3rd, 2001 - Rochester, NY - PineHill Products releases FinalWord 2.0,
the premier Macintosh text editor for the Mac OS and Mac OS X operating
FinalWord 2.0 is one of the most powerful and easy to use text editor for
the Macintosh out today with up to date features and the ability to read
Windows/DOS files. FinalWord combines both the simplicity and the power of
the Macintosh to allow you to create and edit any file dealing with text on
both Mac OS and Mac OS X.
FinalWord 2.0 has all of the features and options you need to create or
edit compelling text or word processing documents with its easy to use
interface and compatibility.
Key Features of FinalWord 2.0:
- Crash Protection
- Remove Forwarded Quotes
- Text Info Window
- Font Setup and Preview
- Send as eMail
- New spell checker with more features, interface, and is speedier
- Open as URL, Convert to URL
- New preferences...
SuperLock 4.0.2 Lite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TriVectus Releases SuperLock 4.0.2 Lite
Phoenix, AZ -- Monday, April 3, 2001 -- TriVectus, LC today announced the
immediate availability of version 4.0.2 of SuperLock Lite, the company's
slimmed-down version of the Macintosh's premier shareware security utility,
SuperLock Pro. This new version fixes all known problems with 4.0.1,
including incompatibility with Mac OS 9.1.
A detailed list of the changes in 4.0.2 can be found at:
==About SuperLock Lite==
SuperLock has been the premier Macintosh shareware security utility for
eight years. It is available in two versions, a Pro version and a Lite
version. The Pro version is a feature-heavy program designed to handle a
nearly unlimited number of users, while the Lite version is slimmed down
for use in primarily single-user environments. SuperLock Lite includes the
* Optionally blocks use of the Command-Option-escape key sequence to
PageNOW! 2.0 Mac Paging/SMS
NEWS: PageNOW! 2.0 Mac Paging/SMS Released (Personal Edition, Lite, Server)
A long time in the making, we are pleased to announce the availability of
PageNOW! 2.0 for MacOS. With support for TCP based paging, and a number of
new and improved features across the board, we are sure everyone will find
something to look forward to in this widely anticipated update to PageNOW!
With PageNOW! 2.0 you can reach pagers and digital phones with:
Enter and manage urgent messages to colleagues and family on your Mac,
then send them off via modem or internet connection.
--)Appointments and Reminders
Send yourself full-text reminder pages to keep you on time
during your busy day.
Receive e-mail from Internet, online services, or your office network
on your pager.
Receive important messages from 3rd party network monitoring applications
such as EtherPeek, InterMapper, LAN Surveyor, PageSentry, Server...
Macromind FreeHand 10 for Mac OS X
MACROMEDIA ANNOUNCES FREEHAND 10, SUPPORTS MAC OS X
Next Generation Of Design Software Enhances Macromedia Flash Integration
San Francisco, CA -- April 2, 2001 -- Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACR) today
announced Macromedia FreeHand 10, which features new creative tools,
productivity enhancements, tight integration with Macromedia Flash(tm) 5,
the Macromedia User Interface, and the ability to multi-publish to both
print and the Web. Upon its release, FreeHand 10 will be available on
Macintosh and Windows platforms, including Mac OS X, Apple's next
generation operating system using the sleek new Aqua interface.
"Macromedia FreeHand 10 is designed to make the lives of graphics
professionals easier and more productive through rich Macromedia Flash
integration, templates, and the ability to intuitively create content that
can be delivered to both print and the Web," said Kevin Lynch, president of
Macromedia products. "In addition, we are committed to developing our
Symantec Products for Mac OS X
SYMANTEC'S INDUSTRY-LEADING INTERNET
SECURITY AND PROBLEM SOLVING PRODUCTS SUPPORT MAC OS X CUSTOMERS BY
PROVIDING IMMEDIATE COMPATIBILITY
CUPERTINO, Calif. - April 2, 2001 - -- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a
world leader in Internet security technology, today announced that Norton
AntiVirus 7.0 for Macintosh, Norton Utilities 6.0.for Macintosh, Norton
SystemWorks for Macintosh, and Norton Internet Security for Macintosh
support Apple's new Mac OS X platform through bootable compact disk and Mac
OS 9.1, included with Mac OS X. Users of Mac OS X will immediately benefit
from many of Symantec's market-leading innovations in Internet security,
award-winning anti-virus protection and state-of-the-art problem-solving
tools to provide comprehensive Macintosh computing solutions.
Macintosh customers using computers released before 2001, as well as the
2001 Titanium PowerBook, can run the current versions of Symantec's
Macintosh products with Mac OS X via the software packages'...
4D Bundles Products with Adobe GoLive 5.0
4D, Inc. news for immediate release
April 2, 2001. San Jose, CA.
4D Bundles Products with Adobe GoLive 5.0 to Offer Complete Dynamic Web
4D SA, publishers of the 4th Dimension RAD/RDBMS Environment and WebSTAR
Server Suite, announced today that it has bundled Adobe GoLive(tm) 5.0
software with several of its products to provide complete Web Server
Solutions which will enable the integration of dynamic database content
into HTML pages created with Adobe GoLive 5.0. The products bundled with
GoLive 5.0 are 4D Developer Edition, 4D Server Standard, and 4D Server
Developer Editions along with a new product called 4D Web Edition.
Since 4D version 6.7 has so many new and improved Web features, an
increasing number of 4D developers are using a combination of HTML editors
and 4D as a Web server. 4D version 6.7.1 includes a plug-in for GoLive 5.0
called 4D Extend Script, which facilitates the setting-up of HTML tags
inside GoLive 5.0. The plug-in installs a new '4D tab' in...
CommonGround Softworks - Qilan 2.0 (beta) for OS X
CommonGround Softworks Inc. Announces Qilan 2.0 (beta) for Mac OS X
HOOKSETT, NEW HAMPSHIRE - April 2, 2001 - CommonGround Softworks Inc. today
announces Qilan 2.0 (beta) for Mac OS X (final release).
"Qilan 2.0 is a significant upgrade to our web-based data server and access
environment. We have added access to MS SQL Server along with our existing
access to FrontBase, OpenBase and Helix. Qilan 2.0 now deploys Java
standards based technology for future access to a wider range of databases"
Some of the significant new features are:
*128 bit data block cipher encryption (TwoFish) available between the
datasource and the web server
*Like pattern matching
*Improved Date and Time constant handling
*Improved html controls for data iteration in Qilan table
*Creates data relationships "on-the-fly"
*Uses JDBC database connectivity
*Improved flexibility of Qilan tag placement in a web page template
"Qilan 2.0 can now be used by developers under OS X who are looking for a
Iomega Predator External CD-RW Drive with FireWire
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IOMEGA PREDATOR CD-RW DRIVE WITH FIREWIRE ADAPTER NOW SHIPPING
ROY, Utah, April 2, 2001 - Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader
in data management solutions, is now shipping its Predator external CD-RW
drive with FireWire connectivity to North American distributors. The new
Predator FireWire drive combines style and performance, offering twice the
CD-R write speed of USB 1.1 and five times the CD read speed.
Iomega's Predator CD-RW drive with FireWire connectivity has a rated
performance of 8X4X32X (8X write, 4X rewrite, 32X read) and supports
additional popular interfaces by using detachable and interchangeable
adapters. Users will be able to easily switch among any of four
hot-swappable connection types: USB 1.1, FireWire, and PC Card and USB 2.0
when available. These choices will give Predator owners the freedom to
transform their drives as needed for different desktop and laptop
"Offering the speed of FireWire with our sleek Predator CD-...
OpenBase SQL 6.5.5, For Mac OS X & other platforms
Latest Release of OpenBase SQL Offers MacOS X and PHP4 Compatibility
New OpenBase for PHP License Just $499
Francestown, NH - April 2, 2001 - OpenBase International, Ltd. has begun
shipping OpenBase SQL 6.5.5 -- the latest release of its high-performance
SQL database for MacOS X and other platforms. New features include PHP4
compatibility and numerous enhancements.
"OpenBase SQL already provides the best performance for WebObjects and
client/server applications," says Scott Keith, CTO of OpenBase
International. "Now developers have the option to build and deploy
inexpensive PHP applications as well."
Proven Architecture Delivers Optimal Database Performance
OpenBase ensures data availability and integrity through its proven fault
tolerant architecture -- and delivers superior performance, with
applications running at...
METAL BASIC v1.7a
For Immediate Release: Saturday, March 31, 2001
Galactic Dreams Software proudly presents METAL v1.7a!
METAL v1.7a is a 100% free extended BASIC language metacompiler. See below
for download info.
One of the fastest BASICs around, METAL (Meta Language) has a rich command
library that includes powerful graphics, sound, speech, math and file I/O
METAL is a complete programming environment that readily produces
standalones and features numerous examples, 5700 lines of hypertextual
documentation and a pleasant to use editor.
METAL is used in scientific research around the globe (quick calculations),
in software development companies (for prototyping), in K-12 and higher
education and, of course, by the beginners who are trying to enter the
world of programming.
What's new in METAL v1.7a (a brief summary):
- vastly improved compiler stability
- better editor
- better help system
- tremendously improved error reporting
- new loop constructs
- new constructs for...
DevDepot Launches Home Automation Store
DEVDEPOT LAUNCHES HOME AUTOMATION STORE!
Imagine your home coming to life -- lights turning on as you enter a room,
drapes that close at sundown, being able to start your morning coffee
brewing with a bed side switch. Home automation can make your life easier,
bring down expensive utility bills, and make your home or office more
secure. It's *so* easy to do!
And the place to start is:
Home Automation is based on PowerLine Carrier signaling (sometimes called
X-10) that enables control signals to be transmitted anywhere in your house
on your existing 110V electrical lines. Just plug a controller into one
electrical outlet and a module at another -- you now have remote control!
Controllers can be a console setting by your bed, wall switches, timers, or
a key chain wireless remote. They can also be sensors that know when a door
or cabinet opens, that recognize motion -- even monitor daylight or the
weather. Control modules can turn on your...
REALbasic 3.1b5 now available
Mac OS X 10.0 (the version released on March 24) is substantially different
from the Mac OS X Public Beta. REALbasic 3.0 works fine on the Public Beta
but not on version 10.0. If you are using Mac OS X 10.0, you need to be
using REALbasic 3.1, currently in beta. REAL Software offers open betas,
that is anyone who wants to can download a REALbasic beta and use it.
CtoFB3: Translates C to FutureBASIC^3
CtoFB3 translates functions and programs from the C programming language
into FutureBASIC^3 LOCAL FNs requiring minimal editing. CtoFB3 gives
FutureBasic^3 programmers easier access to the substantial C Libraries that
are widely available.
CtoFB3 is in the final stages of development and has been released so that
programmers can take advantage of its power now. Almost all C statements
and operators are currently handled. Code fragments and entire programs can
be translated, including those containing multiple nested include
The current beta and details can be found at
CtoFB3 is being released as freeware for FB programmers, however, if you
use CtoFB3 in a project please credit this program, CtoFB3, and the author,
Michael Kluskens, in your program's About Box. Commercial distribution of
CtoFB3 is prohibited without written permission from the author.
CtoFB3 is a compiled PowerPC FutureBASIC^3 application (StazSoftware
Beehive ftp forms v2.7
P R E S S R E L E A S E
Albuquerque, NM - March. 28, 2001 - Pine Island Software is releasing new
2.7 versions of our "Beehive ftp forms" desktop file transfer client for
Macintosh ,Windows and Browsers. We are also releasing and new 2.7 versions
of our "Beehive ftp manager" automation utility for Macintosh and windows.
New features include, native html forms support, job numbering, scheduled
folder polling and auto-send, multiple email notifications, central
administration and updating and complete integration with Pine Island's
universal file transfer portal SendFile.NET. (BEEHIVE FTP FORMS DEMOS AT
SendFile.NET is the first complete JAVA ftp applet for use with Macintosh
browsers with MRJ! Pine island Software has installed over 500 site
licenses of the new Browser-based Java ftp client at printing, prepress and
Newspaper sites. Unlike other Browser-based file transfer products,
SendFile.NET supports true ftp (file transfer protocol) and does NOT...
WWDC 2001: Exhibitor Fair
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EXHIBITOR FAIR SHOWCASE RETURNS TO APPLE'S WWDC 2001
- Exhibit space is available on a first come, first served basis!
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA -- March 29, 2001 -- Xplain Custom Services today
announced the return of the official "WWDC Exhibitor Fair" to Apple's
Worldwide Developer Conference (May 21-25, 2001). In the exhibit area,
developers will showcase their newest products which support Mac OS X and
other Apple technologies.
"WWDC Exhibitor Fair is the focal point for seeing the latest technical
wares on the Mac," said Neil Ticktin, CEO, Xplain Corporation and Publisher
of MacTech Magazine. "With a mission focused on serving the
developer/technical communities, the WWDC Exhibitor Fair will have vendors
of all types and sizes showing off the best the Mac has to offer. If you're
just beginning as a programmer, developing web content, managing networks,
or have been a part of the developer community for years, you'll have the
opportunity to meet the experts face-...
SuSE Linux 7.1 PowerPC Edition
The PowerPC Edition of Europe's bestseller Linux available in early April
Today, SuSE Linux announced the upcoming release of SuSE Linux 7.1 PowerPC
Edition in early April. SuSE supplies the latest Linux operating system and
more than 1,000 assorted applications for Mac users on 6 CDs. With SuSE's
optimized Kernel 2.4.2 SuSE Linux 7.1 PowerPC Edition boasts a greatly
enhanced USB support. SuSE Linux 7.1 PowerPC Edition also features the
support for the sound system ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) for
SuSE Linux 7.1 PowerPC Edition (6 CDs, 500-page manual, 60 days
installation support) will be available in early April directly from the
manufacturer as well as from bookstores and software retailers. The
recommended retail price is USD 49.95.
For more information, please see: www.suse.com
About SuSE: http://www.suse.com/us/suse/index.html
Linux Expands Its User Market
TNS EMNID survey in Germany: one out of four computer owners intends to
install Linux operating...