[NPL] XLR8 G3 Now, G4 Later Deal
For Immediate Release
September 21, 1999
XLR8 Announces "Fall Into G4" Promotion
Buy an XLR8 G3 processor upgrade now, upgrade to a G4 processor at a lower
ATLANTA, GA -- Today, XLR8, the award-winning leader in Macintosh
performance and peripherals, announced its new Fall Into G4 promotion. This
promotion allows users to purchase their MACh Carrier G3* upgradeable
upgrade immediately (Fall '99), then upgrade to G4 for as little as $500 in
January when new software and better revisions of the G4 CPU are expected.
The initial upgrade purchase plus the cost of a G4 upgrade in January is
less than the current price of a G4 upgrade alone.
The Fall Into G4 Promotion offers professionals a range of benefits:
* immediate access to maximum G3 performance and 100% compatibility
* begin working up to 10 times faster while Motorola's G4 is perfected
* upgrade to G4 beginning in January at a lower cost
* XLR8's forthcoming AltiVecTM performance options, at no additional cost
[NPL] Entera Delievers Free Windows Streaming Server for...
ENTERA DELIVERS WINDOWS STREAMING SERVER FOR QUICKTIME 4
--Free, Standards-based RTSP/RTP Server Provides Endless New and Exciting
Applications for End Users, Content Providers and ISPs to Stream QuickTime
from Windows Platform--
Fremont, CA,September 21, 1999 - Entera, Inc. today announced an RTSP/RTP
(Real-Time Streaming Protocol/Real-Time Protocol) server for Apple's
QuickTime 4(R) technology using the Microsoft Windows platform. The new
RTSP Streaming Server from Entera allows end users, content providers, and
ISPs to stream movies, music, and interactive content using QuickTime 4 on
a Windows 32-bit platform.
This free software opens up endless opportunities for new and exciting
applications using streaming technology.
"Standards-based streaming protocols such as RTSP fill in one of the
critical pieces required to enable theater-quality streaming content over
the Internet," said John Scharber, president and CEO of Entera, Inc. "By
providing a free and easily available RTSP...
[NPL] Insider FontAgent 8.0.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INSIDER FONTAGENT 8.0.1 ENHANCES USER REGISTRATION
September 20, 1999 [Carlsbad, CA] Insider Software today announced Insider
FontAgent 8.0.1. The latest version improves the software's registration
process. A registered copy now remains unlocked if the Extensions are
disabled or a new System folder is installed.
All users of FontAgent 8.0 are urged to install the new version and unlock
it with their Access Code. "Once FontAgent 8.0.1 is properly unlocked",
said Rio Sabadicci, President and CEO, "it will remain registered even if a
new System folder or a Demo of a newer FontAgent 8 is installed. This is
the closest we've seen to 'unlock it and throw away the key'".
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The new release is free to all licensed users of Insider FontAgent 8. Users
can download FontAgent 8 and analyze their font collections for free. To
enable FontAgent 8 to repair and reorganize their fonts, users must
purchase a full license. The FontAgent 8 Standard Edition...
[NPL] Fresh Start 1.1
Fresh Start 1.1 posted.
September 19 1999 -- Murray Yar IT today posted the version 1.1 of Fresh
Start, a program designed for shared Macintoshes. Fresh Start restores a
Macintosh's configuration -- preferences, PRAM and some system settings --
to a standard state at each restart.
Changes from Fresh Start 1.0:
* Version 1.1 is a little more flexible in how it deals with preferences:
1. It is now possible to allow some preferences not to be restored each
time. This is useful if an application's preference files are used to store
ongoing information. For example, in a children's learning program, names
and scores are often stored in the preference file. Restoring the file at
restart would wipe the information added during the previous session.
2. Now, if new applications are added to the Macintosh after Fresh Start
has started functioning, their preferences are no longer erased by Fresh
Start -- instead, they are ignored.
* Splash screens have been revised slightly.
* A few bug fixes,...
[NPL] PowerLogix Gets G4 Fix for B&W G3s Working
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- September 17, 1999 -- PowerLogix, the first company to
demonstrate working G4 processor upgrades for Macs, today announced they
have completed the first fix to allow ALL Blue and White G3's to take a G4
"Our engineers simply would not rest until this patch was completed. We
wanted to be able to offer the PowerForce G4 cards to all G3 owners and not
just Beige and SOME B&W owners," said Robert Jagitsch, President of
PowerLogix R&D, Inc. "It isn't magic. It is just evidence of our
committment to offer quality upgrade products to the Power Mac market."
For more information, contact PowerLogix R&D, Inc, 3921 Steck Avenue, Ste
A-105, Austin, Texas 78759, (512) 795-2978, Fax: (512) 795-2981,
[MD1] PDF-Blit 1.0 adds PDF authoring to BBEdit
For Immediate Release 9-17-99
WILTON, CT--Independent developer and MACTECH contributor Kas Thomas has
announced the availability of a free plug-in for BBEdit called PDF-Blit
1.0, which gives BBEdit users the ability to export their work in Adobe
Portable Document Format (PDF).
The freeware tool is available now at the following sites:
"I was shocked when I announced the plug-in on a Thursday afternoon, and by
9:00 the next morning had served 24,000 page hits and 6,000 downloads of
the software," Thomas noted after the plug-in's September 16 introduction.
"I had no idea it would be this popular. It's turning into a phenomenon."
Thomas notes that he developed the plug-in in the process of writing an
article on PDF for an upcoming issue of MACTECH. The article will feature
source code for a skeleton version of the plug-in.
"I use BBEdit myself and...
[MD1] VR Worx: Complete Suite of QTVR Authoring Tools
VR TOOLBOX, INC. TO SHIP "THE VR WORX" - COMPLETE SUITE OF AUTHORING TOOLS
FOR QUICKTIME VR.
Pittsburgh, PA, September 17, 1999 -- VR Toolbox, Inc. today officially
announced that it would begin shipping The VR Worx at the beginning of
October. The VR Worx is VR Toolbox's complete suite of authoring tools for
QuickTime VR. Available for both Macintosh and Windows platforms, the
company heralds the product as the ultimate software solution for the user
who needs all that QuickTime VR has to offer. VR Toolbox has taken their
outstanding individual programs and built them into a single integrated
tool suite, building from the base they created with VR ObjectWorx, VR
PanoWorx and VR SceneWorx.
The VR Worx is comprised of three QTVR Modules composed in a single
interface. The user is presented a selection panel for choosing either the
Panoramic Module, the Object Module or the Scene Module. QTVR movies are
constructed and interwoven as required. And, VR Toolbox has significantly
[MD1] NameCleaner 2.0
Sig Software is proud to announce the release of NameCleaner 2.0.0.
NameCleaner is an industrial-strength utility for the Macintosh OS to
manipulate file names and types. It is specially designed to help move
files to and from foreign file systems such as MS-DOS, Windows 3.x,
Windows95, Windows NT, NetWare and Unix.
The main addition in version 2.0.0 is a contextual menu module which allows
files, folders or entire volumes to be cleaned or prepared for cleaning
instantly and directly within the Finder.
The NameCleaner page is at: http://www.sigsoftware.com/namecleaner/
[NPL] VSE Web Site Turbo 3.0.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Germany, 17 September 1999. Voget Selbach Enterprises (VSE) announced today
the release of VSE Web Site Turbo 3.0.1.
VSE Web Site Turbo is a tool that tries to prevent web surfers from leaving
a web site before it has been loaded.
It does that by making web pages load as fast as possible. VSE Web Site
Turbo strips unneeded data from web pages, resulting in size reductions
averaging from 20 to 50 percent based on content. It also optimizes JPEG
and GIF images.
The faster a web site loads, the better is the visitor's impression of the
company, the web site and the product.
NEW IN VSE WEB SITE TURBO 3.0.1
The new version 3.0.1 fixes various bugs that could change the appearance
of the optimized files under certain circumstances. In addition, trying to
optimize large non-web pages such as QuickTime movies or sounds could crash
Further information about VSE Web Site Turbo:
DOWNLOAD AND DISTRIBUTION...
[NPL] EtherPeek 4 for Macintosh, Now Shipping
AG Group Ships EtherPeek(TM) 4 for Macintosh!
WALNUT CREEK, California -September 13, 1999
AG Group, Inc. announced today the release of EtherPeek 4 for Macintosh.
This new, completely rewritten release adds many new enhancements to an
already robust feature set. EtherPeek is well-known industry wide for its
friendly GUI and powerful troubleshooting and debugging capabilities. This
new release has been optimized for the latest Mac OS as well as taking
advantage of the G3 processor and PCI-based Macs.
"As we did 10 years ago with the introduction of EtherPeek, we are once
again raising the bar for protocol analyzers. EtherPeek has more power and
is easier than ever to use," says Mahboud Zabetian, President, AG Group,
"I no longer need to stop running a capture session in order to monitor
another network issue. I can just create a new window with its own filters,
and have many independent capture sessions running simultaneously," adds
Michael Wise, of Wired Magazine, a long-time...
[NPL] RealProducer Plus
RealNetworks has released a new Mac version of the RealProducer G2 and
RealProducer Plus G2 version 6.1. They are both immediately available at:
RealProducer G2 is free and RealProducer Plus G2 is available for $149.99.
RealProducer and RealProducer Plus are the leading applications for web
broadcasting RealAudio and RealVideo, on Mac, Windows and Linux platforms.
Using the RealProducer Plus G2 and a RealServer G2, authors broadcast on
the Internet to over 77 million RealPlayer users, by creating RealAudio and
RealVideo from multimedia formats such as Quicktime, AIFF, AVI, WAV and
Today's release adds powerful capabilities to the Mac RealProducer G2 and
RealProducer Plus G2:
- Live recording of RealAudio and RealVideo to file
- Latest generation RealVideo codec with improved playback performance in
the RealPlayer G2
- Integration with search engines via an online database
The new release builds on the existing capabilities of RealProducer...
[NPL] Troi Plug-in Power CD-Rom for FileMaker Pro
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Troi Automatisering ships Troi Plug-in Power CD-ROM for FileMaker Pro 4.
Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands, September 14, 1999--Troi Automatisering
today announced it has begun shipment of the Troi Plug-in Power CD-ROM
volume 2, for FileMaker Pro 4.0 (or later) on Mac and Windows.
The Plug-in Power CD-ROM contains demonstrations of 10 powerful Troi
Plug-ins for FileMaker Pro and more than 20 plug-ins from other leading
third party developers. You'll find all the plug-in demonstrations neatly
organized and the CD-ROM saves you from hunting down the plug-ins from the
Peter Baanen, company president, states that "This CD-ROM was also
distributed at the 1999 Developer Conference in San Diego. We got a great
response there and we are happy to provide it to the whole FileMaker
What is this CD-ROM?
- A hybrid, cross platform CD-ROM (works on Mac and Windows95/98/NT)
- Contains full working demo versions of all Troi Plug-ins
- Features plug-ins from...
[NPL] VSE Be Found 1.4
Germany, 15 September 1999. Voget Selbach Enterprises (VSE) has released a
new version of their web site promotion tool VSE Be Found.
VSE Be Found analyzes web pages and gives concrete tips how to improve them
to obtain a higher ranking on search engines. Then it automatically submits
them to popular search engines such as AltaVista, Excite, Lycos, etc.
VSE Be Found comes with 37 pre-installed search engines and directories. In
contrast to other applications it supports more complex URL submissions to
search engines that require to give details about categories, contact
It also features a built-in FTP client.
NEW IN VSE BE FOUND 1.4
The new version offers over a dozen improved features and some minor bug
fixes. Since many search engines have changed their submission process in
the last month, several search engine expansion kits have been updated to
reflect these changes.
Further information about VSE Be Found 1.4: -)
[NPL] Sonnet 500 MHz G3
For Release: September 15, 1999
For More Information, please contact:
Sonnet Announces 500 MHz G3 Upgrades
for G3, PCI, and "Upgrade-challenged" Power Macs
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 15, 1999 - Sonnet Technologies, the leading
manufacturer of performance upgrade products for Apple Macintosh
computers, announces for immediate shipment the 500 MHz G3 upgrade cards
for the PCI and G3 Power Macintoshes. This new speed tops the robust Sonnet
line of Encore G3, Crescendo G3/PCI, and Crescendo G3/L2 upgrade cards. All
the new cards are configured with 1MB 2:1 ratio backside cache, and earn
impressive MacBench 4.0 processor scores of 1700 to 1800.
Encore G3 500 MHz
The Encore G3 500 MHz for G3 Power Macs is designed with unique
auto-configuration hardware. . This exclusive design adjusts the bus speed
multiplier to run the card at 500 MHz without requiring jumpers, switches,
or control panels. Whether upgrading a 66 MHz bus speed platinum G3 or a
[NPL] Sorenson Broadcaster from Terran Interactive
LIVE BROADCASTING OVER THE INTERNET FROM TERRAN INTERACTIVE
Availability of Sorenson Broadcaster from Terran Interactive provides
developers a one stop shop of tools for delivering both live and on-demand
content via the Internet.
Los Gatos, CA (September 14, 1999) Terran Interactive, a wholly- owned
subsidiary of Media 100, Inc. (Nasdaq:MDEA) and the leading developer and
distributor of compression tools and encoders for preparing high quality
media for the Internet, announced today the immediate availability of
Sorenson Broadcaster. The Sorenson Broadcaster is a product of Sorenson
Vision, Inc. which enables developers to encode and broadcast live events
and is available directly from Terran Interactive.
"Media Cleaner Pro leads the industry in enabling new media broadcasters to
deliver high-quality on-demand content," said John Geyer, vice president of
sales and marketing at Terran Interactive. "With the addition of Sorenson
Broadcaster to our product offerings, Terran now...
[MD1] H2C 1.5
Antoine Beyeler proudly annouces the release of the much-awaited H2C 1.5.
H2C is a time saving jewel for C++ programmers.
Instead of declaring each class member functions twice -- once in the
header file (.h) and once in the source file (.cp) -- H2C automatically
generates a source file containing all the class member functions from a
given header file.
++ rapid access with drag and drop of header files
++ plug-in architecture to create personalized output (source files written
with a customized style, or, for example, code documentation template
generation or object database filling)
++ now ships with Template 1.0, a plug-in based on template text file that
provide an even easier way to personalize H2C
Changes in version 1.5:
++ C++ parser completely rewritten
++ support for many C++ features added
++ API strongly modified and improved to take advantage of the new parser
++ new Template plug-in
++ Appearance Manager aware (but still compatible with...
[MD1] VSE File Pirate 3.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Germany, 14 September 1999. Voget Selbach Enterprises (VSE) announced today
the release of VSE File Pirate 3.0.
VSE File Pirate is a tool that extracts sounds, pictures, patterns, icons
and text from games, application and documents.
For example, VSE File Pirate makes it easy to use the "You've got mail"
sound from AOL with other e-mail appications such as Outlook Express.
The application makes it possible to find the "hidden multimedia library"
that is on everybody's hard disk and on every shareware CD-ROM.
Further information can be found at
NEW IN VSE FILE PIRATE 3.0
The application is completely rewritten. It is now much easier to use, it
is about two times faster than the previous version and it now also finds
patterns, cursors and icons.
DOWNLOAD AND DISTRIBUTION
VSE File Pirate is a shareware application. It can be included free of
charge on shareware CD-ROMs.
The application can be downloaded at:
[MD1] iEmpower Mac OS 9.0 Security Software
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 14, 1999
For more information contact:
Empower Pro Sales
Empower Pro Announces iEmpower, Security Software for Mac OS 9.0
Campbell, CA, September 14, 1999..... Empower Pro, the Internet-based
software company offering protection and access control software for the
Macintosh family of computers announced plans today to offer a special
version of their Empower Pro security software specifically designed for
Mac OS 9.0 employing Apple's newest operating system technology. iEmpower
promises to revolutionize Macintosh security.
"We see significant interest from the business and aerospace community in
Apple Computer's new line of supercomputers," stated Aaron Pihlman, Manager
of Empower Pro Corporate Sales. "So we will be offering a completely
redesigned version of Empower Pro software taking advantage of Apple's new
operating system. This new technology blended with our proven technology
and backed by our 24 X...
[NPL] Retrospect 4.2 for Macintosh
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANNOUNCING RETROSPECT 4.2 FOR MACINTOSH
Free upgrade of award-winning backup software includes new cross-platform
client license support and advanced networking features
ORINDA, CA--September 14, 1999--Dantz Development Corporation announced
today continued support for the Macintosh(R) by releasing a free upgrade to
the popular Retrospect(R) backup software. Retrospect 4.2 adds flexible
application-based client licensing that allows any Macintosh running
Retrospect to easily back up both Macintosh and Windows(R) computers across
the network. Administrators are no longer required to purchase separate
Retrospect Client packs for each platform. Other new features include
advanced networking to back up computers across routers, HTML-based help,
and an upgraded disaster recovery CD.
Retrospect 4.2 is a free upgrade to registered users of version 4.1 and
will be available via the Dantz Online Store starting October 1, 1999.
PRODUCT LINE CHANGES
With the release of...
[MD1] HEURIS' Software for MPEG in After Effects 4.1
For Immediate Release
HEURIS Announces New Product Compatibility with Adobe After Effects
After Effects 4.1 users can now use HEURIS' software to convert directly to
MPEG-1 and MPEG-2
St. Louis, MO, September 10, 1999 - HEURIS, makers of the most widely used
professional MPEG encoder, MPEG Power Professional*, is pleased to report
that the newly released Adobe After Effects 4.1 is now compatible with
all products in their award-winning line of MPEG encoding software. HEURIS'
software MPEG encoders read Adobe After Effects files via the shared
QuickTime* export component and directly convert them into MPEG files. This
direct conversion saves time and prevents the potential quality loss
associated with rendering the video to a different file format prior to
"What our customers really want is compatibility," said Brian Quandt,
president of HEURIS. "Adobe's adoption of the QuickTime* export component
allows all of our products to connect directly with After Effects. Now all...
[MD1] Jasik Releases MacNosy 9/9/99
Sept 10, 1999
Jasik Designs has uploaded it latest update ( 9/9/99 ) to it's Debugger and
The update includes features to make it compatible with Apple's upcoming
versions of the Mac OS, and the newly released Macintosh G4's.
e-mail was sent out to all users whose subscriptions are 'current' and who
I have an e-mail address for.
If you are a Jasik Debugger user and have NOT received the notice, then
please send me an e-mail with your name, company, address.
For further information on the Jasik Debugger, see my web page at:
Steve Jasik Author of 'The Debugger & MacNosy'
343 Trenton Way (http://www.jasik.com)
Menlo Park CA 94025 650-322-1386 Voice Only
[MD1] Garage.com Receives $12 million Investment
Just in case you were interested in what Guy Kawasaki is up to these days...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Garage.com Receives $12 million Investment from E*TRADE, ATV, Mayfield
Fund, and Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Group
Web-based Firm Raises More Than $60 Million for 20 Technology Startups in 1999
PALO ALTO, Calif., September 13, 1999 -- Garage.com, a Web-based
early-stage venture financing firm, today announced it has successfully
completed a $12 million round of financing led by E*TRADE Group (NASDAQ:
EGRP) with additional investments from Advanced Technology Ventures,
Mayfield Fund, Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Group, and other
investors. Garage.com will use the funds to continue to expand its
operations from Silicon Valley, Boston, and Seattle into high tech centers
throughout the United States and around the world.
"The private equity market is experiencing explosive growth. Thousands of
talented entrepreneurs in garages around the world need seed capital to get...
[NPL] Text Cleaner 1.6
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TEXT CLEANER 1.6 UPGRADE ADDS XPRESS LINK
TAKOMA PARK, MD September 13, 1999--Studio 405, Inc. announced the
immediate availability of Text Cleaner 1.6, an upgrade to the popular text
utility for the Macintosh. New features include the cleaning of QuarkXpress
documents directly within QuarkXpress with Text Cleaner Xpress Link, a
speed increase, improved cleaning sequences and the option to remove PC
line feeds. The upgrade is free for all registered users.
Text Cleaner was designed to eliminate the need for common
search-and-replace routines to prepare text for print or World-Wide Web
publication. Correct typesetting marks and input error correction in
handled in one pass and is compatible with any application that allows text
Text Cleaner feature highlights:
Removes multiple spaces, returns and tabs
Creates curly or straight quotes
Corrects foot and inch measurement marks
Corrects apostrophes for year abbreviations
Creates or removes en and em...
[NPL] PowerLogix Bundles LinuxPPC w/all G3/G4 Upgrade Cards
AUSTIN, Texas, September 13, 1999 -- PowerLogix, a leader in the processor
upgrade card market for the Mac and the the first company to demonstrate
G4-based upgrades for PowerMacs, today announced plans to bundle LinuxPPC
1999 with all PowerLogix G3 and G4 upgrade cards.
LinuxPPC 1999 offers the latest technologies and enhancements to the Linux
operating system. It is the fifth release by LinuxPPC Inc.
Now Powerlogix customers will be able to use the fastest processors in the
world with the world's fastest and most popular web serving platform.
Access to all popular Linux applications such as Apache HTTP Server and
GIMP is now at their fingertips with an easy-to-use, full release LinuxPPC
package. This is not a demo! All the power of MacOS X with a
well-established user base, and free!
Included in the bundle is the full release LinuxPPC 1999, which includes a
two CD-ROM set: the install CD with hundreds of free, professional quality
utilities, and a second CD-ROM that contains the...
[NPL] PhilSoft FireWire Mass Storage Driver
*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***
San Jose, CA - PhilSoft, Inc. today announced that it is now shipping a
FireWire Mass Storage Driver for Macintosh computers.
Called FireUtils 1.0, the driver is a small, fast, stable solution for
FireWire hard drive vendors. FireUtils is a generic or 'class' driver that
works with all fixed FireWire hard disks for Macintosh. Rather than having
to have one driver for each different vendor's device, FireUtils can
control all fixed FireWire hard drives currently on the market. This
solution simplifies driver installation, configuration, and maintenance.
"Many of the drivers that are currently shipping with FireWire hard drives
for Macintosh are unstable, or not as fast as they should be", said Scott
Phillips, CEO of PhilSoft, Inc. "Many people have also noticed that many of
the drivers currently shipping are not true, dynamically loadable drivers,
but rather are static System Extensions which don't comply with Apple's
dynamically loadable driver...
[MD1] ScanPlug 1.0.2
SGBD Products is pleased to announce the shipment of ScanPlug version 1.0.2
(Mac and Windows). This version fixes some problems reported by users. You
can download these versions from our web site at http://www.scanplug.com/
ScanPlug is the fast and easy to use direct-do-disk professional picture
acquisition solution for 4D databases. Now you can put pictures in a
database 10 times faster !
ScanPlug makes ACIUS 4D's and Adobe's Photoshop plug-in technologies meet
in a fast and easy to use plug-in for 4D. Fully compliant with both
technologies, ScanPlug allows you to call acquiring plug-ins designed for
Photoshop (including twain sources) directly from 4D with no effort.
From the pictures in your scanner or camera, ScanPlug produces in one
single shot, PICT, compressed PICT or JPEG files, using direct-do-disk
technology, together with their thumbnail for quick viewing, which makes
ScanPlug the fastest and cheapest solution ever to put pictures in a
database. This includes subjects such...
[NPL] Army Moves Web Site to Mac OS from NT
We don't normally do this, but it's an interesting article found by some
readers of the San Jose Mercury News. According to the US Army, they've
had some hacker problems -- and part of their solution is to move off
Windows NT as a server platform to the Mac OS.
See the Army article at:
[NPL] After Effects 4.1
For Immediate Release
Adobe Announces New Version of After Effects
Performance Enhancements and Extensive New Feature Set Allow Users to Keep
Their Focus On Designing Creative Content
San Jose, Calif., (September 9, 1999) (Nasdaq:ADBE)-Adobe Systems
Incorporated announced today that it has enhanced its award-winning motion
graphics and visual effects software with the release of Adobe After
Effects 4.1 software. The ultimate tool for motion graphics designers and
visual effects artists who want to produce professional quality work for
film, video, multimedia and the Web, After Effects 4.1 includes a host of
new features including: support for enhanced media exchange, performance
enhancements, workflow refinements, and extended creative options and
control. This new version of After Effects empowers designers and visual
effects artists to focus on design and creation, while minimizing the
amount of time spent on production.
In addition to an extensive list of features, After Effects 4....
[MD1] BarbaBatch 3.0: Creating MP3s
For Immediate Release
September 9 1999
Creating MP3's gets easier with Award Winning BarbaBatch 3.0
The acknowledged industry leader in batch audio processing, BarbaBatch,
just got even better with the release of Version 3.
BarbaBatch 3.0 adds support for Real Audio G2, MP3 and QuickTime 4.0
(including QDesign2.0). Created by Netherlands based Audio Ease and
distributed by Escondido, California based MacSourcery, BarbaBatch 3.0 now
allows fast conversion of Music to the popular MP3 format, with the assured
audio quality of a $99 plugin - from the Fraunhofer Institute - the team
that invented MP3.
Designed for fast high quality conversions of digital audio for use in
internet, multimedia and professional production, BarbaBatch 3.0 is set to
revolutionize Internet Audio downloads.
MacSourcery President John Pattenden, says BarbaBatch 3.0 will set new
industry standards in fast, high quality conversions of digital audio for
use in Internet, multimedia and professional production...
[MD1] 4.1 IDE Factory Update for CodeWarrior Pro 5
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (MW Ron)
Subject: [ANN] 4.1 IDE Factory Update for CodeWarrior Pro 5
The CodeWarrior Pro 5.1 Factory Update for Macintosh and Windows is a
maintenance release of the Pro 5 tools. This factory update includes the
CodeWarrior IDE 4.0.1. IDE 4.0.1 is a bugfix release which is recommended
for all Pro 5 users. A complete list of fixes can be found in the release
notes within the installer.
[NPL] Extensis Suitcase Server
Extensis Streamlines Creative Workflow Process With Suitcase Server
Portland, Ore. - September 8, 1999 - Extensis Corporation today unveiled
its first enterprise-class font management software product designed to
improve workflow and system performance by providing a management center
for managing, organizing, and activating fonts throughout creative
workgroups. Extensis Suitcase Server is scheduled to ship September 15,
"Today's creative design firms are demanding new technologies that will
allow them to streamline processes and become more efficient," said Mark
Niemann-Ross, senior product marketing manager at Extensis. "The Extensis
Suitcase Server fulfills this demand by providing a fully scalable font
management solution for one to thousands of users at an affordable price."
Easy-to-Use Font Server Improves System Performance Extensis Suitcase
Server is designed for creative professionals working in groups of two or
more who need a consistent set of fonts shared between all...
[NPL] Universal ST-nU-13W3 KVM Switch
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Network Technologies New Universal ST-nU-13W3 KVM Switch Offers Users the
Choice of a Sun or VGA Monitor
Aurora, OH: Network Technologies Inc announces the availability of the new
ST-nU-13W3 Universal KVM Switch. The ST-nU-13w3 is the only universal kvm
switch on the market allowing users to control 2, 4, or 8 computers (MAC,
PC or SUN) with one keyboard, mouse and the option of either a SUN or VGA
multi-sync monitor. The monitor outputs are 13W3 and 15pin HD females, for
connecting to either a SUN or PS/2 monitor. The Sun monitor must be PC
compatible or multi-sync (refer to your owners manual). All CPU video
ports are 15HD female. Proprietary keyboard interface cables are necessary
for proper operation between the computers and the universal switch box.
NTIs website at http://www.networktechinc.com/srvsw-stu.html contains
additional information regarding compatible SUN monitors. Pricing for the
ST-nU-13W3 Universal KVM Switch is $...
[NPL] OmegaWindow+ v1.1: mouse free-control over windows for...
Announcing OmegaWindow+ 1.1
OmegaWindow+ !!! Quick, easy, and mouse-free control over windows for
( version 1.1 )
Fix a problem of Window-Placement command with Mac OS 8.5 and 8.6.
Fix a redrawing and a cursor problem with Eudora (thanks to Franklin
H. Holcomb and Roy Preston for testing)
Fix Window-Order commands with MS Word 98 (thanks to Jonathan Yang
Fix the Window-Placement problem with Internet Explorer 4.5 (Thanks
to David Butler and Toinou for testing).
Fix the Window-Placement problem with MS Word and Excel (Thanks to
Franklin H. Holcomb for testing).
Fix the problem of moving a collapsed window in Finder.
Fix the window-order problem with a collapsed window.
New user's guide (thanks to Kevin Hahn for proof-reading)
WindowShade: OmegaWindow+ now can do window-collapsing (thanks to Mic
Berends for testing).
Removed CloseWindow and CloseAll commands (thanks to John Penner...
[MD1] Startup Doubler 2.1
Sep 7, 1999:
Startup Doubler 2.1 is now available for downloading from www.marcmoini.com
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 while
your Mac starts add up to a lot of time. Startup Doubler usually makes
startups 20% to 50% faster, depending on the performance of your startup
disk and the number of Extensions, Control Panels and Startup Items in your
Version 2.1, released today, fixes an obscure crash bug during startup and
has other minor improvements.
Startup Doubler runs on Mac OS 8.6 and previous versions (going back to
System 7.0), and supports multiple extension sets. It is shareware, so you
can try it for free then buy only if you like it. The shareware fee is $20,
registered users of previous versions may upgrade for free.
You may download...
[NPL] AutoScript.fm 1.1.4 for FileMaker Pro
September 7, 1999
Product: AutoScript.fm for FileMaker Pro
Contact: Gregory (email@example.com)
AutoScript.fm 1.1.4 has been released.
AutoScript.fm is a scripting utility that allows people using FileMaker Pro
to build libraries of scripts, recreate whole scripts with a single click,
and edit scripts in text format.
Special features include Interactive Mode, Automatic Field Selection and
drag-and-drop script replication/insertion. With Interactive Mode, people
get to interactively specify objects during script entry. Automatic Field
Selection allows AutoScript.fm to automatically select fields in the
Specify Field dialog during script entry. With the ability to drag-and-drop
script text, you can replicate full or partial or edited scripts with ease.
AutoScript.fm 1.1.4 incorporates various improvements and bug fixes.
AutoScript.fm is Mac-only; compatible with OS 7.1 and later. It supports 11
different language versions of FileMaker Pro including English, Danish,
[NPL] QuickTexter v1.0
POLsoft is proud to announce the release of QuickTexter v1.0, a powerful
clone to the text processors we have grown to love, like SimpleText,
TeachText, and BBEdit. QuickTexter v1.0 features all the format tools for
regular text and HTML. Very useful for web editors (no-wysiwyg) who edit
pages every day and want to cut a little time off the task, or for anyone
needing a quick and easy text editor.
You can get QuickTexter v1.0 at
http://polsoft.8m.com. If you want to report a bug, go to
http://polsoft.8m.com/feedback.html, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[MD1] Sorenson Video 2.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sorenson Brings G4 Speed and Quality to Video Compression
Logan, Utah, September 1, 1999 - Sorenson Vision, Inc., a privately held
maker of digital video compression tools, has announced Sorenson Video(TM)
2.1, a Developer Edition performance upgrade that takes advantage of the
new Apple Macintosh G4 platform. Sorenson Video 2.1 more than doubles
encoder speed when using a G4 to create video for QuickTime compatible
CD-ROM, DVD and Web-based applications. Decoders for playback are built
into all releases of QuickTime 3 and 4.
The latest version of the Sorenson Video QuickTime codec combines the same
high quality video compression engine - used by LucasFilm to publish the
Star Wars movie trailers on the web - with optimizations designed
specifically for Apple's new G4 machine. These capabilities combine to give
developers a very important performance boost with absolutely no compromise
on quality. The new version should be available in October, and will list
We're proud to present a new, dramatically improved public beta of "mp3voodoo"!
What is it?
mp3voodoo lets you organize, browse, select and play your valuable mp3 files.
As mp3 files get more popular, the increasing number of files have to be
organized to find and play them easily. mp3voodoo collects the data from
your mp3 files including id3 information as title, artist, album, year,
genre and lets you add cover images for every album. The new version
handles multiple media types and allows you to transfer playlists directly
to SoundApp and MacAMP - many new features help you to organize and handle
MP3 Collection handling:
- Create multiple collection databases
- Add files from various sources as CDRs and HD
- Add cover images to album folders
- Two views available: List view and cover view (mosaic of cover images)
- User customizable columns that display all id3 information
- Quicksearch for both views lets you find a title in a snap
- Additional search window...
[NPL] Highware ships SafeMail Pro
HIGHWARE SHIPS SAFEMAIL PRO FOR THE MACINTOSH
Brussels, September 2, 1999. - Highware, has released the pro version of
its PGP compatible encryption software. People can communicate securely
with others who use SafeMail, or with people who use a different
implementation of PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) -- Mac, Windows or Unix.
The encrypted information -- email or files -- can be sent safely over the
internet, or using any electronic channel or media. Encryption is
recommended on the internet, because sending an email is much less secure
than sending an ordinary letter or a fax. Internet emails and files
normally travel in clear text from server to server and can be intercepted
by a variety of people -- then read and even changed. With SafeMail the
information is safe. SafeMail is about privacy: protecting and exchanging
information in a secure way.
Olivier Merenne, Highware's Managing Director, said "We want to improve
security for Macintosh computer users. We'd already made a good start...
[MD1] Valentina for REALbasic 1.5
Valentina for REALbasic 1.5 Released
VALENTINA PRODUCT LINE UPGRADED, POWERFUL DATABASE ENVIRONMENT FOR
September 3, 1999. Beaverton, Oregon. Paradigma Software made available an
across the board upgrade to its database product line, in addition to
introducing Valentina for REALbasic, a powerful database solution for
REALbasic developers. The update added significant SQL programmatic
functionality and performance improvements through the enhancement of the
Valentina database kernel.
Paradigma Software released a new product, Valentina for REALbasic,
allowing developers using REAL Software's REALbasic rapid application
development environment to create powerful, database-oriented applications
for the MacOS. Valentina for REALbasic allows creation of smaller
applications that can handle very large amounts of data in multiple, open
databases, and perform search and sort queries using SQL. Valentina for
REALbasic is available immediately at an introductory price of $99...
[NPL] SoundJam MP 1.1
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bonnie Mitchell
C&G web page: http://www.soundjam.com
Casady & Greene announced today that SoundJam MP version 1.1 has been
optimized for the Power Mac G4 with Velocity Engine making it the fastest
MP3 encoder on the market, bar none, up to 5 times faster than on G3-based
machines and faster than any Pentium-based encoder.
Additional new features in SoundJam MP includes improved ID3 Support, Genre
information is now alphabetized and can be typed in as well as selected
from the menu. SoundJam MP 1.1 offers new plug-ins including WhiteCap and a
smoother and faster Melt-O-Rama which also supports Power Mac G4 with
Velocity Engine. SoundJam MP supports the upcoming Rio500 MP3 audio player.
SoundJam MP will in fact be the Macintosh solution for the upcoming Rio500.
"Yesterday I spent the afternoon demoing SoundJam and the RioPort with G4
systems. The product ran perfectly and the consumer response was
enthusiastic. Thanks to...
[MD1] Media Cleaner Compression Suite
MEDIA CLEANER COMPRESSION SUITE NOW AVAILABLE FROM TERRAN INTERACTIVE
Los Gatos, CA (September 2, 1999) Terran Interactive, a subsidiary of
Media 100 (NASDAQ: MDEA), announced today the release of the Media Cleaner
Compression Suite which includes the essential tools for preparing high
quality Internet video and audio. The Suite includes Media Cleaner Pro 4,
Sorenson Video 2 Developer Edition, QDesign Music Codec 2 Professional
Edition and the "How to Produce High-Quality QuickTime" booklet, all for
The Media Cleaner Compression Suite contains everything media producers
need to quickly and easily produce the highest quality video and audio for
the web, broadband networks, and more. Available for both Mac OS and
Windows 95/98/NT, this set of products are currently being used by top
industry professionals worldwide to deliver excellent online results.
"This powerful set of award-winning tools provides web developers a simple
solution for putting the best looking video on the...
[MD1] EnScrypt 1.5
Wilmington, DE September 3, 1999.
Highwinds Trading Company (http://www.highwinds.com) is pleased to announce
version 1.5 of the EnScrypt(tm) security tools for Macintosh based
developers and cryptographers. The package includes:
a. EnScrypt(tm), an encryption tool for Macintosh scripting
environments. Pass any string to EnScrypt together with
a key, and it will pass back the encrypted string. Pass it an
encrypted text, and it passes back the original. Uses the
well-known "Blowfish" encryption algorithm.
b. FreeBees(tm), a tool for Macintosh cryptographers that works
with EnScrypt to build digital signatures, password
authentication, and other sophisticated security. Uses the
well-known "SHA-1" hashing algorithm.
This is an indispensable set of tools for software developers, script
writers and anyone needing to provide security on the Macintosh platform.
The package includes a set of basic templates for implementing security in
various types of...
[NPL] CelView the new Mac RUMBA
CelView (TM) the new Mac RUMBA Version 2.0 Features
Cel Corporation continually works to provide industry leading terminal
emulation solutions for Macintosh users worldwide and is pleased to
announce the features that will be available with the latest release of
CelView the new Mac RUMBA. Set to release in late Fall of 1999, Version 2.0
will offer IP printing Session Device Naming and improved SNA Gateway
functionality. IP Printing allows Macintosh users to print over TCP/IP
using TN3270e/TN5250e connections to Mainframes and AS/400s respectively.
CelView will then be able to support printing capabilities for all
connection methods such as NetWare, Gateway Client, AppleTalk and TCP/IP.
CelView the new Mac RUMBA Version 2.0 will also include Session Device
Naming, which allows each user running CelView to connect to a specific
device assigned by the AS/400. Cel Corporation is also building support for
running SNA Gateway on Macintosh machines using Madge PCI Token Ring cards.
[NPL] register.com Handles Millionth Domain
Register.com Marks Millionth Registration
www.granny-to-be.com, registered by grandmother and entrepreneur Felicia
Reymont, is millionth domain name handled by register.com
New York, NY September 2, 1999 Register.com, Inc. (www.register.com),
the largest independent domain name registrar on the Internet, today
announced its domain registration submissions surpassed the million mark on
August 31, 1999. Felicia Reymont of New York City was the millionth
Internet domain name registration handled by register.com when she
registered www.granny-to-be.com to build a site offering products and
services for new grandmothers.
"At register.com, helping entrepreneurs to take their first step on the Web
is what we're all about, so we're especially proud to have
www.granny-to-be.com as our millionth domain name," said register.com CEO
Richard Forman. "The Internet has created fantastic opportunities for
people to make their dream of starting a business a reality and Felicia
Reymont embodies this...
[MD1] Buy It! Pro
For Immediate Release:
September 2, 1999
Albany, California - iYaron Software today announced Buy It! Pro, a
software solution that allows developers to create a "Registration Client",
which makes the process of registering their products extremely easy.
Buy It! Pro outclasses every similar Mac OS software registration product.
It allows developers to very easily create a "Registration Client" that can
be bundled with any product. When a user wishes to register the product,
all he or she needs to do is double click the "Registration Client" and
follow the simple onscreen instructions. Buy It! Pro has the following key
- Extremely low priced. Buy It! Pro both includes more features and is much
lower priced that its competitors. In fact, it is two-thirds the cost of
its closest competitor!
- The Buy It! Registration Client is extremely easy to use, making the
process of registering your product much, much simpler.
- Supports Internet, postal mail, phone, and fax payment...
[NPL] Sonnet Announces G4 Upgrades
September 2, 1999
For more information, please contact:
SONNET ANNOUNCES G4 UPGRADES
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA. SEPTEMBER 2, 1999. Sonnet Technologies, the leading
manufacturer of performance upgrade products for Apple Macintosh
computers, announces its most recent developments of G4 upgrades in speeds
of 400, 450, and 500 MHz. This new line of G4 upgrades will be compatible
with most PCI Power Macs, from 7300 Power Macs to platinum G3 models, as
well as early versions of Blue and White G3s. For those who own a Blue and
White G3, Sonnet will offer a free utility on its website to test for G4
The new Sonnet G4 upgrades provide Motorola Power PC G4 performance with
AltiVec technology. Those who run Adobe Photoshop, video authoring, and
advanced scientific applications will benefit from the G4 upgrades.
Installation is as simple as plugging in the new processor upgrade card in
place of the old one, as is characteristic of all Sonnet...
[NPL] LetterRip Pro Server 3.0.6
Fog City Software is pleased to announce the release of LetterRip Pro
LetterRip Pro 3.0.6 improves the handing of non-ASCII characters (like
accented letters) in both MIME and non-MIME digests.
We recommend that all owners of LetterRip Pro upgrade to 3.0.6. You can
download the full installer from:
Or, you can download just the server:
[NPL] XLR8's G4 upgrades
XLR8 ANNOUNCES SUPERCOMPUTING UPGRADES AND A NEW VERSION OF ITS "CACHE
XLR8's G4 upgrades MACh Carrier G4 and MACh Speed G4z are being reviewed
online today! Version 1.4 of MACh Speed Control offers new AltiVec and G4
ATLANTA, GA - - On the shoulders of Apple's introduction of G4 with its
AltiVec velocity engine, XLR8, the award-winning leader in Macintosh
performance and peripherals, announced the availability of its newest
upgrade, XLR8 MACh Carrier G4. This new technology builds on XLR8's patent
pending designs with plug and play performance for all "beige" Power
Macintosh systems from the Power Mac 7300 through the Power Macintosh G3
and clones. XLR8 enhances this package with custom G4 and AltiVec
utilities, and additional AltiVec performance enhancements for the leading
graphics application, Adobe Photoshop.
"We're pushing the technology forward, and we're thrilled to be leading the
performance curve with Apple," said Gary Dailey, Director of...
[NPL] PowerLogix to Produce PowerForce G4
SEYBOLD EXPO, Booth #444, San Francisco, CA -- August 31, 1999 --
PowerLogix R&D, designer of the best-selling PowerForce G3 line of
processor upgrades, today announced plans to produce PowerForce G4 upgrades
The PowerForce G4 brings the power of Motorola's AltiVec Technology (called
"Velocity Engine" by Apple) to earlier PowerMacs and clones.
The PowerForce G4 will be available in 350, 400, 450, and 500 MHz versions
with 1 Mb or 2Mb of backside cache. The G4 processor is a derivative of the
PowerPC 750 ("G3") design. The Motorola G4 design changed from the 750 only
where required to gain "compelling multimedia performance," to quote the
Motorola hardware specification.
These changes include:
- AltiVec instruction set
- Improvements in memory bandwidth
- Hardware based multiprocessing capability
- Copper process technology
- Improved floating point performance
- Additional bus ratio options
- Additional backside cache ratio options
For full benefit of G4 technology...