Gefen Announces 330' Extension for Apple Flat Panel Displays
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GEFEN'S EX-TEND-IT ADC REPEATER ACTUALLY REPEATS THE ADC SIGNAL THEN
TRANSMITS IT A DISTANCE OF UP TO 330-FEET FROM THE COMPUTER
WOODLAND HILLS, CA. [January 15, 2002] For Macintosh users who need to
relocate an Apple Cinema Display or Studio Display away from the computer,
Gefen's ex-tend-it ADC Repeater is a stable and effective solution.
The ADC Repeater is an external box that acts as the link between the Apple
flat panel display and the computer. To transmit the display's digital
signal effectively without sacrificing screen image quality requires a
unique cable capable of transmitting large amounts of digital data. The ADC
Repeater uses custom-made DVI cables capable of handling 1.6 GHz of data
that ensure flawless digital image reproduction up to 330-feet (100-meters)
from the computer.
Like Gefen's entire line of ex-tend-it DVI solutions, the ADC Repeater is
particularly useful for managing computers from remote locations, a setup
frequently employed in...
Automated People Tracker
Having trouble keeping track of staff? Given up on in/out boards?
Then you might want to try APT (Automated People Tracker), a
lightweight client/server application for Macs and PCs featuring a
unique call-back facility written in REALbasic.
Available from http://homepage.mac.com/robinmh
Clients are available for both the Mac and PC with the server
component having been tested on the Mac. It features an easy set up
process (local customisation is in a file that accompanies the
TeXPalette 1.1: GUI to Darwin-based TeX
TeXPalette 1.1 released!
TeXPalette provides a GUI to Darwin-based TeX distributions, such as teTeX.
You use your favorite Mac OS X text editor to write the code, and you can
go from source to final output in one click! Alternatively, you can use the
dock menu if screen real estate is especially precious.
TeXPalette sports the following features:
* one-click tex-xing
* Postscript or PDF output
* tex or latex
* one-click bibtex/makeindex
* one-click production of output from tex-source (runs
tex/bibtex/makeindex in the right order to take any tex file to final
* one-click viewing
* drag-and-drop support: identify the file to tex by dragging-and-dropping
a file icon (including a proxy icon from a document window)
* dock menu alternatives for all tex-xing functions
* visual and/or audio feedback (using built-in speech capabilities)
* designed to work along side your favorite Mac text editor
TeXPalette requires the following:
- Mac OS X 10.1
- A Darwin-based TeX distribution (...
MCE Announces Lucid-16, 16x Portable FireWire CD-RW Drive
For Immediate Release
January 15, 2002
MCE Announces Lucid-16, 16x Portable FireWire CD-RW Drive
Irvine, CA - MCE Technologies, LLC today announced a 16x version of their
Lucid Portable FireWire CD-RW Drive. The Lucid-16 CD-RW drive sports the
slimmest dimensions and lightest weight of any FireWire CD-RW drive on the
market today, as well as a sleek industrial design intended to complement
all of Apple's current system lineup, particularly the Apple PowerBook G4
"The Lucid-16 CD-RW drive further advances our quest to join optimal form
with optimal function," said Arnold Ramirez, President of MCE Technologies,
LLC. "Not only does the Lucid-16 perform exceptionally in the portable
arena due to its diminutive size, weight and other portable features, but
it competes very well in the desktop arena, as well, with its high speed,
elegant looks, and extremely small footprint."
The Lucid-16 16x10x24x Portable FireWire CD-RW Drive burns recordable CD-R
discs at 16x...
Portraits & =?iso-8859-1?Q?Prints=81?= and iPhoto Make the...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Portraits & Prints=81 and iPhoto Make the Perfect Team
Oviedo, Florida -- January 15, 2002 - Econ Technologies, Inc. announces the
release of Portraits & Prints version 1.0.4, the personal photo studio for
Mac=AE OS X. This update makes Portraits & Prints=81 and iPhoto work even
Apple's recent release of iPhoto brings some powerful photo cataloging and
archiving capabilities to every Mac OS X user. The ability to generate
slideshows, books and "1-Click" photo print ordering is certain to be a
boon to many people. However, when it comes to actually enhancing and then
printing digital photos on ink-jet printers, iPhoto's capabilities are
somewhat limited. Portraits & Prints enhancement tools and its variety of
printout options fills the gap left by iPhoto.
When using Portraits & Prints and iPhoto alongside each other, photographs
can be easily shared between the two programs. Portraits & Prints will not
Monkey Bread Software's new REALbasic Plug-in collection
From today on you can find Monkey Bread Software's new REALbasic
Plug-in collection on
This big plug-in enhances REALbasic with over hundred new functions,
methods and properties. Some highlights:
- Details about IDE drives (like serial number)
- Calculation of checksums
- Filemapping class
- Icons of files
- Filestreams for files bigger than 2 GB
- Bitwise functions
- NameRegistry class (Hardware details)
- Functions to access special folders (z.B. Picturefolder)
- Create pictures from strings
- Details about battery in Powerbooks
- Fast search on drives (CatSearch)
- Details about the CPU
- Encryption class
- Alias class
- Folderitem of your running app
- Simulating a keydown (Presskey class)
- extended Graphics class for Arcs
- extended Folderitem class. (e.g. isPicturefile)
- extended Memoryblock class.
- extended System class. (e.g. MACAddress)
- extended Window class.
This plug-in supports Mac OS Classic, Mac OS...
Who's There? 1.1.1 free upgrade available
OPEN DOOR NETWORKS SHIPS FREE WHO'S THERE? FIREWALL ADVISOR UPGRADE
ASHLAND, OR. -- January 15, 2002 -- Open Door Networks Inc. today announced
that it was shipping version 1.1.1 of its Who's There? Firewall Advisor for
Mac OS 8 and 9. Who's There? Firewall Advisor, available since January
2001, enhances Macintosh Internet security by helping users analyze,
investigate and respond to access attempts to their Macintosh. Who's There?
Firewall Advisor 1.1.1, a free upgrade, brings the Mac OS 8/9 version up to
date with the Mac OS X version.
With an ever-growing number of computers connected to the Internet through
"always on" connections, there has been a significant increase in the
number of hackers attempting to infiltrate those computers. Personal
firewalls have been developed to thwart and log those attempts. As the
number of attempts has risen, however, users have become increasingly
confused as to the degree to which they should be concerned and what they
can do in response. Who's...
PandaWare TimeCache Updated to version 4.1.5
THE PANDAWARE COMPANY UPDATES TIMECACHE TO VERSION 4.1.5
Macintosh time and expense tracking application receives minor bug fixes in
free maintenance update. Trial version available at
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) 4.1.5 includes minor bug fixes.
This TimeCache update addresses a handful of rare bugs affecting the
creation of new project listings, using online Help, and previewing
TimeCache 4.1.5 runs on Power Macintosh (PPC) machines, under Mac OS 8.0 or
higher. A separate version, TimeCache X, is designed specifically for use
with Mac OS X 10.1 or higher.
Fully feature-enabled trial versions of TimeCache 4.1.5 are 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
The Web's Typewriter -- UserLand Introduces a New Tool
"The Web's Typewriter" -- UserLand Software Introduces a New Publishing and
Knowledge Management Tool to Desktop Users
MILLBRAE, Calif, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Publishing websites and weblogs
just got easier thanks to UserLand Software's introduction of Radio
UserLand 8.0 -- a new desktop Web publishing product for use in personal
publishing and corporate knowledge management. With Radio UserLand 8.0
users on computers with Macintosh OS X, Macintosh, or Microsoft Windows
operating systems can build a full-featured personal website within minutes
of downloading the free trial version. It's so empowering that new users
are calling it "the Web's typewriter."
The $39.95 software package comes with everything you need to build and
publish websites including hosting, your own URL, a news reader that
gathers news from top news sites and weblogs, browser-based editing that's
super easy, a complete development environment, and one-button
"Radio's success shows...
Peer Visual II for Mac OS X, Dynamic Charting
Immediate Dynamic Charts With Peer Visual
State College, PA USA, 15 January 2002: VVI(R) today announced availability
of Peer Visual II for Mac OS X and a chart service so customers can
immediately place dynamic charts on their own web sites. John Brilhart,
Chief Technical Officer of VVI, makes this statement:
"Peer Visual makes any type of chart or visual in real time and offers it
over the Internet. To demonstrate that capability, VVI has setup a chart
service so any person in the world can immediately place dynamic charts of
their own data on their web sites. There is nothing to install, no computer
to maintain and no additional programming system to learn. The service is
tested at over two and a half million charts a day and, if needed, can be
configured for parallel processing to increase the visualization capacity."
John adds: "We have had this service running for over a year now and have
integrated similar systems at customer sites. This is the first time VVI
Vicomsoft releases Mac OS X Secure Internet Gateway 8.01
Vicomsoft releases Mac OS X Secure Internet Gateway 8.01
Secure Internet Gateway 8 is a powerful Internet connection and management
tool for MacOS X. This 8.0.1 release includes a number of improvements:
- Improved support for QuickTime streaming.
- User interface improvements.
- Corrected a possible problem with the location of the RapidCache logs.
Secure Internet Gateway is the first fully integrated suite of network
management tools with Internet Content filtering capabilities to be made
available on the MacOS X platform. Prices start from just $149 for up to 10
Boxed versions of the Secure Internet Gateway are now available from
Check the Vicomsoft web site for the latest upgrade pricing.
For more information on the Secure Internet Gateway, see:
a BVRP group company
Macworld Conference & Expo: Nearly 90,000 Attend
GROUND-BREAKING NEW PRODUCTS, FEVER-PITCH EXCITEMENT AT MACWORLD SAN FRANCIS=
Nearly 90,000 tech enthusiasts pack the Moscone Center for world's largest
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., January 15, 2002 - IDG World Expo, the leading producer
of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets around the
globe, today announced that attendance numbers and business indicators for
last week's Macworld Conference & Expo demonstrate an extremely positive
outlook for the Mac and tradeshow industries. Featuring innovative products
from nearly 350 exhibiting companies and top-notch educational content,
Macworld attracted 87,890 tech enthusiasts from nearly 100 countries to San
Francisco's Moscone Center January 7-11, 2002. The strong attendance at
Macworld is in sharp contrast to other recent IT trade shows which have
reported significant declines in attendance.
"The tradeshow industry at large was watching Macworld in San Francisco
closely for indicators of the business coming...
Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Jan 15th, 2002
Rainer Brockerhoff announces the immediate availability of Zingg! 1.1, an
update to the fast launch contextual menu for Mac OS X.
Zingg! shows a list of all applications that claim to open the selected
file. The user can select certain applications to be always included or
always excluded from the list, and Classic applications may receive special
Nearly 9000 copies of Zingg! 1.0 have been downloaded in just 20 days!
New in version 1.1:
- Zingg! now resolves symbolic links prior to checking for duplicate
entries in the application list. If you have moved or duplicated your
Applications folder using symbolic links, only one copy of each
application will show up.
- Activating "Caps Lock"" will show full pathnames in the menu. This
was actually implemented in 1.0, but not documented.
- The installer now allows you to select either the User Domain
(~/Library/Contextual Menu Items) or the Local Domain
(/Library/Contextual Menu Items) for...
iPod Free File Sync v2.0
For immediate release:
iPod Free File Sync
Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2.2
Mac OS 8.x (untested)
--- Short Description:
Utility to synchronize music from any source to any Mac.
--- Long Description:
iPod Free File Sync (iPFFS) is the only utility that allows synchronizing
music from different iPods or any other source to your computer with ease.
It shows you exactly which of the MP3/AIFF/WAV files in the source are not
on your computer. After synchronizing, you can browse through the new files
directly in the application you're familiar with - iTunes 2.
You may then:
- copy the desired files directly from within iTunes to your computer
- use the auto copy feature which copies the desired tracks based on
artist/album to your computer.
Please use always this link...
Bud Tribble Joins Apple as Vice President of Software Technology
Bud Tribble Joins Apple as Vice President of Software Technology
CUPERTINO, California-January 9, 2002-Apple=AE today announced that Dr. Guy
(Bud) Tribble has joined Apple as vice president of Software Technology
reporting to Avie Tevanian. Tribble will be responsible for helping define
the software engineering group's technical direction. Tribble began his
career at Apple where, as manager of the original Macintosh=AE Software team=
he helped to design the Mac=AE OS and user interface.
"Bud is one of the industry's top experts in software design and
object-oriented programming," said Avie Tevanian, Apple's senior vice
president of Software Engineering. "We're thrilled he's returned to Apple
to bring his unique expertise to our ongoing commitment to make Mac OS X,
already the world's most advanced operating system, even better."
Tribble joins Apple from Eazel Inc. where he was vice president of
Engineering leading development of next generation user interface software
OpenOSX Office 1.0 Pre 1, Now Shipping
(CA-OPENOSX) OpenOSX Office 1.0 Pre 1, Now Shipping
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(OPENOSX-COM)--Jan. 11, 2001-- OpenOSX.com, a
leading provider of easy-to-use, world-class open-source software, today
began shipping their Office 1.0 Pre 1 CD at the Macworld Expo, San
AbiWord is an award-winning open source alternative to Microsoft Word.
Gnumeric is a world-class spreadsheet with 95 percent of the functions of
Microsoft Excel built-in. Guppi is a dynamic charting, drawing and graphing
application integrated into Gnumeric spreadsheets. Gimp is The GNU Image
Manipulation Program, a popular graphics editor often compared to Adobe
OpenOSX's Office 1.0 Pre 1 CD will install this suite of powerful and
flexible tools for Macintosh Operating System, Mac OS X, with ease. The
Office CD is shipping immediately and is available at the San Francisco
2002 Macworld Expo. The new version adds improved stability, performance
and native Print Center support among other improvements....
ID3X 2.3: ID3 Editor for Macintosh
We are proud to announce an update of our shareware (15 USD) ID3 editor
"ID3X" for the Apple Macintosh (Carbon):
ID3X is an editor for easy manipulation of ID3 tags in mp3 music files. ID3
tags are used to store title, artist and other information in mp3 files
which can then be displayed in your favorite mp3 player application.
The new version of ID3X offers more batch renaming features, easier folder
navigation with a Back-Button and access to the important OSX folders
"Computer", "Home" and "Music". ID3X is now more compatible and faster in
reading tags from MP3 files. Minor changes include cosmetical improvements
and the usual bug fixes.
Direct download link:
Alternate download link:
ID3X homepage at:
Important changes in this version:
- ID3X now is Carbon only which means you need at least OS 8.6 and CarbonLib
- new: more file renaming features
USC 76-Node Macintosh Cluster Achieves 233 GigaFlops
USC 76-Node Macintosh Cluster Achieves 233 GigaFlops
Large Macintosh cluster at USC achieves over 1/5 TeraFlop on 152 G4's and
demonstrates excellent scalability
Los Angeles, California, USA - January 11, 2001 - Researchers and staff at
the University of Southern California (USC) collaborated with scientists
from the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) to achieve a
milestone for cluster computing and the Macintosh platform. Software from
Dauger Research, Inc., and UCLA achieved 233 Gigaflops on a Macintosh
cluster at USC's Language Arts computer lab and other USC facilities.
The software used to perform this calculation is the latest incarnation of
AppleSeed (http://exodus.physics.ucla.edu/appleseed/), a project begun by a
pair of UCLA physics researchers in 1998. Their software is used world-wide
for easy-to-use and numerically-intensive parallel computing. This is the
first time, however, that it has been run on 76 nodes or has achieved over
1/5 TeraFlop (1 TF = 1000 GF =...
Acrux Announces iBuild Lite/Pro/Site/Developer 1.1.1
Acrux Software is pleased to announce iBuild Lite/Pro/Site/Developer
Changes in this version:
* A "table" object has been added. This allows for the display and editing
of scrollable lists of data. Data for table objects can be imported from
FileMaker Pro or other applications or files by using the scripting
* Improved dialog layouts and minor bug fixes.
iBuild is a rich, powerful and easy-to-use multimedia authoring and
presentation tool for the Apple Macintosh. It's a good alternative to both
HyperCard and PowerPoint for interactive and human-led presentations.
iBuild has a unique set of features for making educational courseware,
computer based training, tests and quizzes, thus complementing Apple's
renewed vigor in the educational market. But iBuild's versatility means
that it can also be used for kiosks, interactive electronic magazines,
slide shows and much more.
iBuild stacks can be constructed from a selection of over 40 different
types of "objects",...
Spector for Macintosh Available
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rampell Software, LLC
Spector for Macintosh Available
PALM BEACH, FL - Jan. 11, 2001 -- Rampell Software, LLC announces the
availability of Spector for Macintosh. Spector secretly records everything
that happens on your computer: every website visited, every chat
conversation, every program, and much more. This is an incredibly useful
program for parents, spouses, employers, and anybody who wants to monitor
activity on their computer. Using Spector is like having a hidden video
camera pointed at your computer when you are away.
Spector works by periodically taking "snapshots" of your screen. An
authorized user can invoke Spector by means of a hotkey and play back
everything that happened on the computer---as simple as using a VCR.
Spector also records every keystroke typed, and features password
protection. It is virtually undetectable, and does interfere with or slow
down your work. With...
eTrans v1.0.0 Released for 4D
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
eTrans v1.0.0 Released by Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.
Full Release of Credit Card Transaction Component for 4D
Vero Beach, FL - Thursday, January 10th, 2002: Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.,
today announced the release of the first full release of eTrans for
Macintosh and Windows. eTrans is a 4th Dimension component which provides a
simple, consistent interface to online credit card authorization service
providers. Using eTrans, 4th Dimension developers can build credit card
authorization services into their 4D databases in a matter of minutes.
With eTrans, credit card and electronic check processing can be added to 4D
applications with as little as four (4) lines of code. Switching between
gateway processors requires a change in only a single line of code when
using the eTrans component. This is ideal for vertical market applications
where the processing of credit cards and electronic checks would be a value
added feature for end customers.
Waves in Motion Releases oAzium Smart Card Plug-in
[PR] Waves in Motion Releases oAzium Smart Card Plug-in
Add smart card technology to any FileMaker Pro solution
Phoenix, AZ --January 9, 2002 - Turn ordinary FileMaker Pro databases into
"smart" solutions with the oAzium Smart Card plug-in. Waves in Motion today
announced the immediate availability of the oAzium Smart Card plug-in and
development kit which comes with everything needed to build a Smart Card
system, including readers, two cards, example files and the oAzium Smart
Card plug-in. The plug-in requires FileMaker Pro 4.0 or higher and runs on
Mac OS 9.0 or higher, Windows 98/2000/NT and is available in beta for Mac
FileMaker Pro developers can now add security, data mobility and
authentication features - all on a computerized smart card - to easily
integrate smart card technology in any FileMaker Pro solution.
"The oAzium Smart Card plug-in will bring power of smart card technology to
FileMaker Pro," said Vince Menanno, President of...
sustainable Softworks Releases Beta of IPNetMonitorX for Mac OS X
SUSTAINABLE SOFTWORKS RELEASES BETA OF IPNETMONITOR FOR OS X
CUMBERLAND, R.I.- Sustainable Softworks, developers of award-winning
Internet and security software, has released a public beta and announced
pricing of IPNetMonitorX, its popular set of network diagnostic tools, now
native for Mac OS X.
Peter Sichel, the company's president and chief engineer, unveiled the beta
version of IPNetMonitorX at MacWorld Expo Tuesday morning. IPNetMonitorX
provides a set of seven commonly used Internet tools, such as Ping,
Traceroute, Whois, NSLookup and more which allow Macintosh users to monitor
and debug their connections to the Internet. The tools are designed to help
users quickly identify problems, locate where the problem is, and gather
data which can be used to solve the problem, either directly or through
their Internet Service Provider.
The tools include:
=85 Ping, which tests IP connectivity to a designated IP address
=85 Trace Route, which shows the IP addresses and names of all the...
Summit in the Rockies QuickTime VR Conference Announced
FOR RELEASE JANUARY 10, 2002
"Summit in the Rockies" QuickTime VR Conference Announced for May 3-Day
Event Offers Hands-on with Hardware and Software
CHICAGO, Ill --01/10/02-- The International QuickTime VR Association
(IQTVRA) announces the Summit in the Rockies QuickTime VR conference for
May 14-16, 2002 in Boulder, Colorado. Attendees will gain hands-on
experience with leading QuickTime VR hardware and software products.
Summit in the Rockies is the premiere event for anyone creating immersive
environments. Attendees will receive instruction in photography, image
editing, VR authoring, interactivity, audio, and video. An optional
photographic-workshop-getaway to Rocky Mountain National Park is planned.
Some of the benefits of attendance are:
* Meet the world's leading creators
* Network with manufacturers
* "Try before you buy" the latest tools
* Product discounts for attendees (on-site purchasing...
Canto Announces Cumulus 5.5
Canto Announces Cumulus 5.5 - a Major Upgrade to its Award-Winning Digital
Asset Management System
Canto is proud to announce an all-new version of Cumulus with its
soon-to-be-shipped Cumulus 5.5
January 8, 2002, San Francisco, CA. Today at the Macworld Expo, Canto
announced that Cumulus 5, the award-winning Digital Asset Management
system, has received a major upgrade to version 5.5. New features include a
Palette View Mode, improved IPTC support, so called Server/Client Asset
Transfer, as well as numerous other features that customers have requested.
"Canto has produced 10 minor updates to Cumulus 5 since its release - all
of which have been free of charge to customers," says Jennifer Neumann, CEO
of Canto. "With the release of Cumulus 5.5, Canto is now delivering
additional features and even more power and value to its customers without
raising the price on any of the three Editions: Enterprise, Workgroup, or
"Cumulus 5.5 has been in development and quality assurance...
Opera 5.0 for Mac Final Released
The fastest browser for Mac:
Opera 5.0 for Mac Final Released
OSLO, Norway -- January 9, 2002 -- Opera Software today released the final
version of Opera 5.0 for Mac OS 7.5.3-9.2. Mac users can now download a
final version of the browser that has received rave reviews in its alpha
and beta stages for its speed, security and customizability. The browser
includes features such as cookie manager, a sophisticated hotlist, muliple
download monitor and keychain support.
"We have a high number of Opera for Mac beta users who have helped us
tremendously by testing and reporting bugs," says Dean Kakridas, VP Desktop
Products, Opera Software ASA. "So to all our old and new users out there
who have been waiting for a better Internet experience on the Mac platform,
we are extremely excited to offer you Opera for Mac - the fastest, most
customizable and standards-compliant Web browser."
The Opera browser has gained the position as the third largest browser in
the market. With Opera 5.0 for Mac,...
Cronotask new release 1.2
Cronotask new release 1.2 is available for download at www.TensionSoftware.com
Cronotask is like the Unix cron utility, but natively written on Mac and
with a true Mac interface.
This program allows to specify an unlimited number of programs to launch
when your Mac server is unattended, with a very easy and fast to use
All the tasks to launch are listed in a table, with a double click on a row
you can define in details how many times and when to launch the referred
task (program, document, applet) selecting it from the HD, and using for
the schedule a daily, weekly, monthly and even yearly plan.
Using Cronotask you can assign the tasks your Mac can perform for a whole
year. Interface of Cronotask is simply amazing.
It was realized taking full advantage of the new elements of apparence
Manager available under System 8 and 9 (works also under Sys 7 using the
appearance control panel and extension).
Using Cronotask is absolutely easy and fast, in few minutes you can setup
Omni Group Announces the First Plug-In for Apple's New...
Omni Group Announces the First Plug-In for Apple's New iPhoto.
January 8, 2002 -- Seattle, Washington -- The Omni Group today announced
that they have written and released, for free, the first plug-in for
Apple's new iPhoto application. This plug-in allows users to export iPhoto
albums to Omni Group's 'OmniGraffle' diagramming application. Apple
unveiled iPhoto yesterday at Steve Jobs' keynote for MacWorld Expo 2002.
Wil Shipley, President of The Omni Group, commented, "Greg Titus, one of
our engineers on OmniGraffle, was so excited by the release of iPhoto
yesterday that he decided to write a PlugIn for it. Since we've been using
Cocoa technologies for 13 years, it was easy to write our first one in a
couple of hours. This plug-in was originally intended to be a
proof-of-concept, but we decided to release it because it came out so well."
Greg Titus added, "The iPhoto plug-in API is very well architected, and I
am pleased that Omni and other third-parties are going to be able to make...
MacSpeech Announces iDictate For Mac OS X
MACSPEECH ANNOUNCES iDICTATE FOR MAC OS X
Macworld Expo, San Francisco, CA, January 09, 2002: Macintosh speech
recognition authority MacSpeech, Inc. today announced iDictate=81 for Mac OS
X, thus extending its TalkAnywhere=81 technology to Apple's most recent
iDictate is designed as an introduction to the power of speech as a means
to enter text into the computer. With iDictate, the user simply speaks
where they used to type.
iDictate is similar to iListen but lacks many of the command and control
functions. It will also be less expensive than iListen.
iDictate is being demonstrated at Macworld and will ship later this spring.
As an introductory offer, all registered users of iListen will be able to
download a Preview Release of iDictate for Mac OS X as soon as it is
available later this month.
IDICTATE FEATURE SUMMARY
Continuous Speech Recognition - Dictation in normal tone of voice and pace.
Direct Dictation - Dictate and correct text directly in virtually any...
OpenLink Software Unleashes New High-Performance Data Access
OpenLink Software Unleashes New High-Performance Data Access Drivers for
Mac OS X
OpenLink Extends ODBC & JDBC Data Access Middleware Leadership
BURLINGTON, Mass., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenLink Software, Inc., industry
and technology leaders in the development and deployment of secure,
high-performance database connectivity drivers for ODBC(TM) and JDBC(TM),
announces the commercial release of version 4.2 of its Universal Data
Access Drivers Suite(TM) for Mac(R) OS X.
The new products release includes performance and functionality
enhancements across the entire portfolio of OpenLink's high-performance
database connectivity drivers for ODBC and JDBC. Support is provided for;
Oracle(R), Microsoft(R) SQL Server(TM), IBM(R), DB2(R) and
Informix(TM)(TM), Sybase(R), CA-Ingres(R), Progress(R), PostgresSQL(R),
MySQL(R), and any other ODBC compliant database engines.
This product release includes the much anticipated high-performance
Single-Tier Drivers that enable direct access to...
StyleGrid 3.3: Specialized Spreadsheet plugin control for
8. Jan. 2002
Introducing StyleGrid 3.3
Specialized Spreadsheet plugin control for REALbasic.
New in 3.3:
* Text Wraping in cells now works for Win32.
* Added MouseDrag event.
* Added a VerticalScrollbar property
(See notes in the docs about this one).
* MakeCellExtended was moved from the StyleGrid control class to the
StyleGridRow class, this was done to get it more flexible. See upgrade
migration notes for info on syntax change.
* Added a ColumnMinWidth property.
* Removed the ColumnHeaderAlignment property since its already available
from the Header property. See upgrade migration notes for info on synta=
* Did various of tweaks here and there to support custom Column resizing
** A new Open Source CColumnResize class for StyleGrid 3.3 has also been
made avalible by Hasan Edain who created the class for Groundlevel
Software. (Note this is not a Einhugur product and therefore not
Component X Graphics 1.1 - Plugin for REALbasic
Lake Forest, CA - January 9, 2002 - Bosco Hutchings, the world's smartest
and most adorable Boxer mix puppy, today announced that he has improved the
secret sauce of his wildly successful Foto Trimmer product and is making
that sauce available to other REALbasic developers.
The Component X Graphics plugin for REALbasic 3.5 and 4.0 provides fast,
high quality graphics functions for REALbasic. Version 1.1 of Component X
Graphics scales, stretches, flips, rotates in 0.1 degree increments, and
pixelates an image. It works with bit depths from 8 to 32 and offers a fast
low quality mode. The resulting images are identical across supported
platforms. REALbasic compiles Component X Graphics into Carbon, Classic,
and Win32 build of REALbasic projects. Component X Graphics adds less than
60K to the size of compiled applications and uses memory very efficiently.
Through an interpreter, Bosco explained how his new revision of Component X
Graphics will improve other products. "Without Component X...
FileMaker Mobile 2 Companion for Palm OS
FileMaker Previews FileMaker Mobile 2 Companion for Palm OS=AE with new Ma=
OS X support at MacWorld EXPO
Company demonstrates entire line of database software running on Mac OS X
San Francisco, CA (MacWorld EXPO) -- Jan. 7, 2002 -- FileMaker, Inc.
announced it will publicly preview FileMaker Mobile 2 Companion for Palm OS
running on Mac OS X, using Palm, Inc.'s upcoming desktop software for Mac
OS X, for the first time at MacWorld EXPO, January 8-11 at San Francisco's
Moscone Center (Booth #717).
Currently scheduled to ship in the first half of 2002, FileMaker Mobile 2,
designed to be the first integrated database for the new Mac OS X platform,
as well as Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Palm OS, is an easy-to-use
companion to FileMaker Pro 5.5 that allows a single user to transfer and
synchronize data between FileMaker Pro databases on Windows and Mac OS X
systems, and Palm Powered=D4 devices.
Many of the new interface enhancements within FileMaker Mobile 2 Companion
for Palm OS...
cast:stream for Mac OS X
PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Distribution
21st Century Media, Inc. delivers 'cast:stream' for Mac OS X, a
cutting-edge presentation broadcasting solution that leverages QuickTime
Macworld Expo, San Francisco, CA - January 7, 2002 - 21st Century Media
Inc., a leading developer of streaming solutions for the enterprise, today
announces cast:stream for Mac OS X, its flagship presentation delivery
cast:stream delivers dynamic on-line presentations to both Mac and Windows
users by synchronizing live streaming broadcasts with any of the 80 rich
media types supported by QuickTime 5. Users can easily create cast:stream
media in applications such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, and
Macromedia Flash. cast:stream's stand-alone application uses intelligent
caching and synchronization technology to overcome many of the
compatibility and scalability problems encountered by some browser-based
"cast:stream redefines the way presentations are...
4D Business Kit Sneak Peek
4D Business Kit Sneak Peek at Macworld Expo
-- 4D's New Complete Integrated eCommerce Development Tool For Rapid
Deployment of Web Storefront Solutions --
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., January 7, 2002 -- Macworld Expo Booth #1442 -- 4D,
Inc., publishers of the 4th Dimension RAD/RDBMS Environment and 4D WebSTAR
Server Suite, today announced the preview of 4D Business Kit in booth #1442
at Macworld Expo in the Moscone Center throughout the week. 4D will
demonstrate their upcoming integrated multi-language, multi-store eCommerce
development tool. Designed for rapid development of complete storefront
solutions, 4D Business Kit provides catalogs, shopping carts, payment
systems, tax calculations, shipping, customer management and order tracking.
"4D products are used to create and deploy world-class business
applications," said Brendan Coveney, president and CEO, 4D, Inc. "The 4D
Business Kit empowers rapid development of web-based eCommerce solutions
which include the full spectrum of...
Rcom.TV hits the road!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rcom.TV, the streaming Web channel for New Media and the Arts, takes it's
news operation on the road this week, to Macworld Expo in San Francisco.
See the broadcasts from MacTech Central and throughout the show!
CMS Introduces Industry's First Line of Automatic Backup...
CMS Introduces Industry's First Line of Automatic Backup Solutions for
Mac Users at MacWorld
Portable ABS Supports Mac OS X and FireWire
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 8, 2002) -- From booth 3426 at this week's
MacWorld Expo, CMS Peripherals( will debut the industry's first complete
line of portable notebook and desktop Automatic Backup Systems( (ABS) for
Macintosh(r) users. Providing hands-free backup and external storage in
capacities ranging from 10GB to 100GB, the Mac ABS offers FireWire
connectivity for up to 408 Mbits/sec. data transfer. Supporting OS 8.6, 9.x
and X, the ABS is designed to be quickly and easily integrated into the
storage routines of Macintosh( iBook(, PowerBook(, iMac( and Power Mac(
users while providing the additional security of a total system backup and
pain-free methods of data recovery.
The ABSplus for iBook and PowerBook users fits conveniently in a shirt
pocket for instant backup, recovery, external file storage or instant file
sharing capability whenever...
Niemeijer Announces First On-Screen Keyboard Solution for Mac OS...
Niemeijer Consult Proudly Announces Future Release of First On-Screen
Keyboard Solution for Mac OS X
Amsterdam - 8 January 2002 - Niemeijer Consult today announced the
forthcoming release of KeyStrokes Lite for Mac OS X, the first on-screen
keyboard to run natively on Apple's next generation operating system and
one of the first assistive technologies bringing the power of Mac OS X to
physically impaired Mac users.
KeyStrokes Lite for Mac OS X works seamlessly with all applications,
allowing users to type with a mouse, trackball, head pointer or other
cursor input device anywhere a user desires. KeyStrokes Lite for Mac OS X
is ideal for special education, server management, touch screens, tablets,
and couch surfing.
KeyStrokes Lite for Mac OS X will be available in the near future. To
receive a one-time notification when KeyStrokes Lite for Mac OS X is
released, please complete the form at
Niemeijer Consult today also...
MaxBulk Mailer v2.2
MaxBulk Mailer v2.2 Maxprog January, 8 2002 - Major release
Maxprog is proud to present a new release of Maxbulk Mailer, new version
2.2, available now on Maxprog website with several interesting
improvements, new features and bug fixes. (Full list at bottom)
New MaxBulk Mailer 2.2 features:
- Partial sending. Allow user to set starting recipient.
- Recent documents menu.
- Italian localized version
- Chinese CN, BIG5 and Taiwan text encodings.
- Titlecase recipients data when importing can be deactivated..
- Duplicate checking when importing can be deactivated.
- New 'Factory Settings' button in settings panel.
- Sample text in setting panel can be changed.
- Read only files better management.
This is a free upgrade as usual however you can upgrade from Standard to
Pro version for a very little fee. Here is the link:
This package includes a demo of new eMail Extractor. A $14.90 tool for
AEC Previews Mac OS X Version of FastTrack Schedule 8
January 8, 2002
AEC Software to Preview Mac OS X Version of FastTrack Schedule 8
-- Native version of project manager to be unveiled at Macworld Expo --
STERLING, VA-January 8, 2002-AEC Software will be offering previews of the
forthcoming native Mac OS X version of their award-winning project manager
FastTrack Schedule, to attendees of the 2002 Macworld Expo, to be held
January 8-11th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The application, now
in its 8th version, is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2002 and
includes a newly refined interface, as well as formatting and productivity
features that streamline the process of organizing, tracking, and managing
"We're excited to bring our award-winning project manager to Mac OS X," says
Dennis Bilowus, CEO of AEC Software. "FastTrack Schedule 8 makes the most of
both the increased performance and enhanced interface in Mac OS X. Our
customers will be delighted with an application that is truly 'Macintosh'
StoneTablet Publishing Releases StoneTable 4.2.0 Update
Portland, OR--January 7, 2002--StoneTablet Publishing today announces the
immediate availability of version 4.2.0 of StoneTable(tm), the feature rich
List Manager replacement.
This release provides the following changes.
- corrects problems in the support of older, non-AppearanceLib systems.
- with AppearanceLib systems, the header space between the last column and
the right edge (and last row and bottom edge) of the table is now drawn as
the Finder does by providing a dummy header.
- a shared version of StoneTable for Carbon is provided.
- a few additional utility functions are provided for accessing the current
values for grid line colors.
- all sample projects now build for CW4, 5, 6, and 7.
The update can be downloaded from
StoneTable provides library functions for integrating grid views within C,
C++, and Pascal applications. Support is...
Multi-domain OSX Server WWW + Database + Webmail hosting solution
8 January, 2002
EDITIONS GRAMOPHONE AND MEDIA, LIMITED
publishers of fine art, music and literature
EGM is proud to make the following announcement from Macworld 2002 on
behalf of edition.net, the Fine Arts Network
edition.net, the Fine Arts Network (EGM) announces the following new
service offering for Macintosh webmasters and database developers - turn
around time is aprox. 72 hours per order
Macworld Special 2002
Multi-domain OSX Server WWW + Database + Webmail hosting solution with
optional QuickTime Streaming capability
OSX Server - 40 gig hd, 1gig ram - multi-domain WWW (your choice WebStar V
Lasso 5 pre-installed
Includes second server running Filemaker Unlimited (up to 50 databases)
with remote module connectivity to Lasso
Includes 200 user + 15 mailing list multi-domain webmail system (larger
Includes multi-domain statistics control panel
Timbuktu server access
No surcharges for traffic
Flat-rate pricing is $200 /month
Add + $100 /month per...
Men & Mice 7x24 DNS Health Monitoring
Meet Men & Mice at Macworld Expo/San Francisco Jan 8-11
Men & Mice will be exhibiting at the Macworld Conference & Expo, January
8-11 in San Francisco, CA.
Men & Mice welcomes visitors to their stand in MacTech Central (booth
#3426). Men & Mice's representative Brad Schrick will have primary presence
in the stand in the afternoons all week.
At the Macworld Expo, Men & Mice will be introducing a new online DNS
Health Care service. This is a 7x24 DNS monitoring service that provides
immediate notifications of DNS security vulnerabilities and configuration
Men & Mice's renowned products, QuickDNS, the DNS management system for Mac
OS X and DNS Expert, Men & Mice's leading DNS diagnostic tool, will also be
showcased at the Macworld Expo.
Men & Mice also invites you to attend the special Pro2Pro event at Macworld
on Wednesday night. Brad Schrick will showcase our products and services.
If you would like to attend the special event, you need to...
Real Software Announces REALbasic 4 Now Available
REAL SOFTWARE ANNOUNCES REALBASIC 4 NOW AVAILABLE.
REAL Software delivers the latest version of REALbasic, provides improved
flexibility and power.
January 7, 2002. San Francisco, CA - REAL Software today announced the
availability of REALbasic 4. This new release provides even more power and
ease-of-use for its growing numbers of users everywhere. REALbasic is the
powerful, easy-to-use tool for creating your own software for Macintosh,
Mac OS X, and Windows. It runs natively on Mac OS X as well as Mac OS 8 and
9. REALbasic allows almost anyone to build software to solve problems, run
a business, or just have fun. REALbasic continues to garner praise
worldwide, most recently winning an Eddy from the editors at Macworld
"Version 4 is the best release of REALbasic so far", said Geoff Perlman,
President and CEO of REAL Software. "We've focused even more on what our
customers have asked for, while at the same time added things they didn't
even know they wanted!"
"Mac OS X...
Windows Media Player For Mac OS X
Microsoft Announces Immediate Availability of Windows Media Player For Mac OS X
- New Player Optimized for Mac OS X, Giving Mac Users More Content to Play;
- Now Available for Download
SAN FRANCISCO - Jan. 8, 2002 - Today at Macworld Conference & Expo,
Microsoft Corp. announced the immediate availability of Microsoft Windows
Media Player for Mac OS X. The new player has been Carbonized to run
natively on Mac OS X and displays the operating system's new Aqua interface.
Windows Media Player for Mac OS X allows Mac users to easily enjoy playback
of high-quality Windows Media Audio and Video content. The new release
supports the latest industry-leading Windows Media Audio 8 and Windows
Media Video 8, as well as Windows Media Digital Rights Management, and is
available in six languages worldwide.
"We designed the new Windows Media Player to be a great player for Mac OS X
users," said Dave Fester, general manager of the Windows Digital Media
Division at Microsoft. "Mac OS X users can...
Equilibrium launches DeBabelizer Pro 5 for Mac OS X
EQUILIBRIUM LAUNCHES DEBABELIZER PRO 5 FOR MAC OS X TO AUTOMATICALLY
PREPARE DIGITAL ASSETS FOR CROSS-MEDIA DELIVERY
DeBabelizer Pro 5 is the First Automated Graphics Processor for Apple's
Next Generation Operating System
MACWORLD 2002, SAN FRANCISCO, CA., JANUARY 7, 2002--Equilibrium, a leader
in automated imaging solutions and majority-owned operating company of
CMGI, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMGI), today announced the availability of DeBabelizer
Pro 5 for Mac OS X. DeBabelizer Pro 5 is the professional software for
automatically preparing images, animations, and digital video for delivery
in virtually any medium. DeBabelizer Pro 5 includes powerful batch
processing capabilities such as automated Web catalog publishing.
As a native Mac OS X application, DeBabelizer Pro 5 leverages the strengths
of Apple's next generation operating system to process, optimize and
convert still images and QuickTime movies faster than ever before," said
Chris Samaniego, chief technology officer at Equilibrium. "...
HELIOS network and prepress servers for Mac OS X
HELIOS network and prepress servers for Mac OS X now shipping
Garbsen, Germany--- January 7, 2002 --- HELIOS Software GmbH, a leading
provider of high performance networking and client/server software
products, today announced that it is now shipping its network and prepress
servers for Mac OS X. Supporting more AppleShare servers worldwide than any
other UNIX-based server software, HELIOS also delivers cutting edge OPI,
color management and PDF workflow solutions.
"HELIOS EtherShare and PCShare for Mac OS X provide enterprise grade
cross-platform networking and advanced file and print server services for
business and education sites," said Helmut Tschemernjak, president of
HELIOS Software. "HELIOS then adds server-based OPI, color management,
proof printing, and PDF workflow applications, making Mac OS X an excellent
pre-press server. Mac OS X offers the best price/performance value in an
easy to use server."
"By combining the power and stability of UNIX with advanced networking...
FileWave Starts 2002 With Stronger Cross-Platform Position
FileWave Starts 2002 With Stronger Cross-Platform Position
San Francisco, January 3, 2002 - FileWave (USA), Inc. has lots to offer in
2002, unveiling the revamped FileWave=AE XClient 1.0.1, FileWave=AE 4.5.1 an=
Asset Trustee=81 6.5 at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, January 8-11,
2002, MacTech Central Booth #3426. Additionally, interested expo attendees
and the media are invited to sign-up for a cutting-edge, visual
demonstration at the W Hotel, 181 Third Street, of the company's latest
developments for cross-platform asset tracking and for centralized
automated software management on Apple's Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.
Consolidating its position as a premier software solution provider for both
Macintosh and Windows worlds, FileWave will feature a presentation of three
innovative products: FileWave=AE XClient 1.0.1, the new FileWave=AE 4.5.1
release, and the latest version 6.5 of Asset Trustee=81. All of these
products align with IT departmental and enterprise goals, helping...
JAW software ships ShaManX for MacOS X
JAW software ships ShaManX for MacOS X
GENOA, January 7, 2002
JAW software announced today the availability of ShaManX, an utility for OS X.
ShaManX is a nifty little OS X utility, still in development stage; the
current version allows you to:
- View the "man" pages of the underlying Unix core (as it's a real pain
viewing them in a terminal window).
- Execute shell commands (only those that do not require additional user
- View some system configuration files.
- Do all of the above in multiple windows
- PPC processor
- MacOS X 10.1 or later
You can download it from the JAW software web site:
The software is available for free download (donation-ware).
JAW software develops consumer software for Mac OS and OS X and custom business
software, using 4D, C, C++ and REALbasic.
JAW Software - by Walter Ferlazzo
Hardware & Software development for the Apple community
web site: http://JAWsoftware.webhop.net
Belle Nuit Textfilter 1.0
Belle Nuit releases a new tool to process textfiles
Lausanne 7.1.02. Belle Nuit Montage is pleased to release with Textfilter a
new approach to convert textfiles of any kind. Textfilter is
project-oriented and works like an image-filtering programs.
Over 30 built in filters include text-oriented filters like Character
Mapping, HTML tags Replace using regular expressions, Remove Duplicate
Lines, Skip comments, Sort.
Parser filters convert texts to lists and back to texts using tab, comma or
custom separators, fixed column widths or HTML tables. A Binary parser
helps you to inspect any type of file.
Special filters for the moving pictures industry deal with timecode like
Frame rate Conversion, Grading List, Sort EDL, Source List, read and write
Avid Log files and CMX 3600 edit decision lists.
Textfilter is highly customizable with custom filters written in a script
language and with an open API for plugins.
Textfilter projects can batch-process multiple files and be used from any...