[NPL] Sonnet Drops prices-PCI G3 Upgrades ... again
June 1, 1999
For More Information, please contact:
SONNET DROPS PRICES ON G3 UPGRADES FOR PCI POWER MACS IRVINE,
CALIFORNIA. June 1, 1999. Sonnet Technologies, the leading
manufacturer of performance upgrade products for Apple MacintoshTM
computers, lowers prices on G3 processor upgrades for PCI Power Macs.
This substantial price drop secures the Sonnet CrescendoTM G3 product
line as the leader in price/performance standards for G3 processor
Crescendo G3 for PCI Power Macs
New prices are as follows:
Crescendo G3 250/512K $249.95
Crescendo G3 333/1M $549.95
These cards are compatible with the following Macintosh models:
- Power Mac 7300, 7500, 7600, 8500, 8515, 8600, 9500, 9515, 9600
- Workgroup Server 7350, 8550, 9650 - Power Computing
PowerCenter, PowerCenter Pro, PowerTower, PowerTower Pro, PowerWave,
PowerCurve - UMAX J700/S900
- DayStar Genesis 360, 400, 528, 600, 720, 800, 900, 932
About Sonnet Technologies, Inc....
[NPL] Olympus Ships First Zoom Lens 2.1 Megapixel Digital Camera
FOR RELEASE: May 27, 1999, Melville, NY
Olympus America Inc.
Digital & Imaging Systems Group
OLYMPUS SHIPS WORLDS FIRST ZOOM LENS
2.1 MEGAPIXEL FILMLESS DIGITAL CAMERA
C-2000 Zoom Features 2.1 Megapixel, 3X Optical Zoom, Infrared Remote
Control, Aluminum Point & Shoot Body
Olympus America Inc., Digital & Imaging Systems Group, the leading
consumer camera manufacturer, today announced that it has begun
shipping the worlds first 2.1 megapixel zoom lens filmless digital
camera, the C-2000 Zoom. The latest addition to the award-winning
Olympus filmless digital camera line, the C-2000 Zoom boasts a 2.1
megapixel resolution (1600 x 1200), 3X optical zoom lens, infrared
remote with fully automatic controls for novice users and powerful
manual controls any photo enthusiast would appreciate. All this is
packaged in a compact...
[NPL] W95/NT: V - The File Viewer
For Immediate Release
For More Info Contact
BMT Micro, Inc.
BMT Micro Releases Version 3.0 of "V - The File Viewer": File Viewer,
Directory Browser and File Finder
Wilmington, NC (June 1, 1999) BMT Micro (http://www.bmtmicro.com/) is
pleased to announce the version 3.0 release of "V - The File Viewer".
Fast and compact text/hex file viewer
V is a combination file viewer/directory browser for Windows
95/98/NT. Features include HEX and EBCDIC viewing, ruler and line
number display, column copy and support for very large files (try it
on a 20Gb file if you have one lying around).
Frequently viewed files (and file positions) may be saved as
Favorites for easy retrieval.
Extensive printing support includes configurable headers and footers
as well as 2UP printing.
Long-time users of LIST (the popular DOS program), will find V to be
a worthy 32 bit Windows replacement.
V - The File Finder
[NPL] Black & Bleu v1.1: Mac OS error code analyzer
Bleu Rose Ltd.
For Immediate Release
Bleu Rose Ltd. Announces New Version 1.1 Release - Black & Bleu(tm)
Hacienda Heights, California, (June 1, 1999) - Bleu Rose Ltd. today
announced the release of Black & Bleu(tm) Version 1.1, an application
that shows Apple's explanation of all of the common and most of the
unusual Macintosh OS error codes. Black & Bleu(tm) now contains about
3000 error codes. Many have detailed explanations and remedies
available. This update provides:
* Enhancement of all "User Oriented" detailed explanations with
* Addition of a way to distinguish between error codes that use the
* Addition of the name of the system component that is associated
with the error (such as QuickTime).
* Addition of a way to list only those errors that are associated
with a specific system component.
* Over 400 new error codes.
* Many more...
[NPL] CelView the new Mac RUMBA version 1.5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Curtis Edwards
Tel: (780) 438.8324 ext. 1001
Fax: (780) 430.1153
Cel Corporation Announces Release of
CelView the New Mac RUMBA Version 1.5
EDMONTON, AB -- May 31, 1999 -- Cel Corporation today announced the
immediate availability of CelView the new Mac RUMBA version 1.5. This
latest release marks Cel Corporation's ongoing commitment to
providing Macintosh users with desktop access to mainframe and AS/400
systems through SNA and TCP/IP connections. CelView the new Mac RUMBA
is the industry's acknowledged leader, delivering today's widest
range direct access methods to legacy applications from Macintosh G3
computers ranging from the latest iMac and G3 PowerBooks to G3
CelView the new Mac RUMBA version 1.5 supports Mac OS 8.6 and
provides true connectivity with multi and single user CelView SNA
Gateways to IBM's eNetwork Communications Server as well as
Microsoft's SNA Server. Customers have...
[MD1] VSE REALbasic Utilities Plugin
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
REALbasic plugin now for free
(Germany, 31 May 1999). German shareware developer Voget Selbach
Enterprises has released its VSE REALbasic Utilities Plugin as
The VSE REALbasic Utilities Plugin is an extension to the popular
REALbasic programming language. The plugin offers 50 functions and
methods. For example, REALbasic applications can now easily speak a
text or set the sound volume.
Formerly priced at $ 24.95 US, Voget Selbach Enterprises has decided
to release it now as freeware.
The VSE REALbasic Utilities Plugin can be downloaded at
"http://vse-online.com/download.html". Further information can be
found at "http://vse-online.com/rbpi.html".
The plugin can be included free of charge on cover CD-ROMs of
ABOUT VOGET SELBACH ENTERPRISES
Established in 1997, Voget Selbach Enterprises (VSE) is a fast
growing German software company.
VSE develops professional software, which is easy to use and
affordable, such as...
[NPL] CDFinder 2.6.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CDFINDER 2.6.1 RELEASED
May 31, 1998, Moerfelden, Germany
The author today announced the immediate availability of version
2.6.1 of CDFinder, the popular shareware disk catalog tool for the
The new version is free for all registered owners of CDFinder and can
be obtained from the CDFinder-Homepage
(http://people.frankfurt.netsurf.de/nmd/). A single user license is
$15, multi user licenses are available.
CDFinder is a very fast and powerful tool to create catalog files of
your hard disks, floppies, ZIP's and anything else that spins. It has
a great user interface and very useful search functions. CDFinder
supports drag&drop and requires at least a 68020 or PowerPC CPU.
While System 7 is required, CDFinder is also fully compatible to
MacOS 8.6. A special feature is the multi-lingual user interface
New features in CDFinder 2.6.1:
- CDFinder can now also read the new StuffIt 5 archives!
- Launching is almost as...
[NPL] FileMaker Training: Do More With Plug-ins
Waves in Motion & FMPtraining.com present
Do More With FileMaker Pro Plug-ins:
- Hands-On Training focusing on popular Plug-ins from Developers
around the World
- Phoenix, Arizona Friday June 25, 1999 10am - 5pm
To sign up, or for more information, please visit: www.fmptraining.com
- or email: email@example.com
- or call Waves in Motion at 602-956-7080
The class fee is $350; every student also receives a $100 credit
towards the purchase of plug-ins from Waves in Motion or Troi
In addition, each student will receive a 20% discount on any products
purchased from Waves in Motion & Troi Automatisering - the 2 leading
FileMaker Pro plug-in developers.
Do More With FileMaker Pro Plug-ins is taught by Vincenzo P Menanno,
the author of Analyzer, DocuScript, The Dragon Web Surveys Solution,
co-developer of iSurveys.com and product manager...
[NPL] WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0 PB4 Release
From: "Eric Zelenka" (firstname.lastname@example.org)
StarNine Technologies is proud to announce the release of WebSTAR
Server Suite 4.0 (aka WebSTAR 4.0) Public Beta 4, now available for
WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0 includes literally hundreds of new features
and improvements including a dramatically faster Web server and
caching architecture, a new WebSTAR Mail server supporting
SMTP/POP/IMAP with LDAP and Web-based email access capabilities,
integrated SSLv2 and SSLv3 with support for multiple IP addresses,
certificates and encryption options, and Lasso-based publishing of
FileMaker and ODBC databases.
Please take a moment to try out the WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0 Public
Beta release for yourself, now available for download from
(http://www.starnine.com/webstarbeta/). We're confident that you'll
find WebSTAR Server Suite easy to use, fast, powerful and reliable.
Eric Zelenka mailto:email@example.com
[NPL] Wave in Motion: FileMaker Plug-in Examples
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WAVES IN MOTION ANNOUNCES NEW CONCEPT DEMOS
Exciting and powerful techniques enhance your FileMaker Pro solutions.
Waves in Motion USA
4131 N. 24th Street, Suite C206
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
Toll Free: 877-956-7080
PHOENIX. May 28, 1999. Waves in Motion is pleased to announce the
availability of exciting new concept examples demonstrating the power
of their line-up of FileMaker Pro plug-ins.
"Our plug-ins have received a lot of attention, and we've gotten lots
of great feedback," says Waves in Motion president, Vince Menanno.
"We really put our heads together to come up with some creative uses
for plug-in power, and the results are absolutely amazing!"
Waves in Motion created their examples to clearly demonstrate how
anyone can use their plug-ins to construct anything from simple
applications to creative, jaw-dropping techniques. The following are
[NPL] AutoShare 4.0, a freeware list server
From: Mikael Hansen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: AutoShare 4.0, a freeware list server
AutoShare is a robust and speedy list server and auto-responder and
may be used with EIMS or SIMS. Available for both 68K and Power Macs,
requiring little memory and tested with Mac OS 8.6, AutoShare can
handle hundreds of mailing lists and thousands of subscribers for
each list. Full scriptability is supported, and an Admin application
with balloon help makes it easy to configure the richly featured
The AutoShare archive comes complete with script samples and
documentation covering features such as multiple preference sets,
fully automated web archives, remote administration by email,
subscriber and administrator web forms and advanced mail-back
confirmations. AutoShare is the only Macintosh list server offering a
built-in automated bounce and unsubscribe module, supporting both
hard and soft bounces. It can be used to launch external applications
and includes built-in Cron support....
[NPL] iPresenter: iMac RGB Video Adapter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEATTLE WA, May 25, 1999 Power R announced the iPresenter, an RGB
video adapter for iMac computers. The announcement was made by
company president James Baker.
" The iMac has a built in screen, but for some users that's not
enough. With the iPresenter those users can now display their video
on a projector, presentation monitor or TV" said Baker.
The iPresenter is compatible with LCD or DLP projectors, presentation
monitors and most scan converters. Installation takes 10 minutes. Two
RGB connectors (VGA and Mac 15 pin) deliver RGB at any of 10
resolutions. The iPresenter is compatible with all versions and
flavors of the iMac.
Photos Available at: www.powerr.com/iP-10photos.html
Contact: Jeff Bakeman, Manager- email: email@example.com
Power R, Inc. 756 Aloha Street Seattle, WA 98109 (206) 282-2000 www.powerr.com
[MD1] New Wave Software SPI (Software Piracy Intervention)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Wave Software, Inc.
E-mail... firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
New Wave Software releases SPI to combat Software Piracy
Morrisville, PA - May 25, 1999 - To prevent software piracy and track
those who attempt it, New Wave Software, Inc. has developed SPI(TM)
-- Software Piracy Intervention.
SPI adds a protective layer to software products that allows only
those end-users who legitimately purchased the software to install
it. No matter how many copies of a protected program get distributed
illegally, only the valid purchaser can install the product.
SPI includes unique features such as passive and active encryption
protection. SPI protected products can be distributed over the
Internet, on CD-ROM or on diskette. Another unique feature of SPI is
that it can remotely disable stolen prepackaged software. One phone
call to New Wave can disable one, two or thousands of stolen software
[NPL] Two New Timbuktu Products
From: "Jeff Porter" (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Netopia Announces Two New Timbuktu Products
We are pleased to announce two new Timbuktu Products for the
Macintosh community. Please find attached two Press Releases
announcing our newest Timbuktu Pro 5.0 for Mac OS as well as Timbuktu
HouseCall, a brand new product from the development team at Netopia.
We hope you will be as excited about this release as we are and
consider these products for your news and reviews sections, as well
as your web site. Please feel free to forward this information to
anyone within your organization that may be interested.
Timbuktu HouseCall is an exciting new utility designed for those Mac
experts that find themselves constantly
supporting family and friends on their Macintosh systems. It's
probably the coolest thing we've done since Look@Me! We think of it
as Rx for Mac OS.
Our new Timbuktu Pro 5.0 for Mac OS is focused on speed increases as
well as comes with some great new Internet tools which help...
[NPL] OpenScript 1.7
From: Marco Bambini (email@example.com)
Subject: ANNOUNCE: OpenScript 1.7
What is OpenScript?
OpenScript is a plugin for every HTTP server compatible with W*API
1.1 (like WebSTAR, Quid Pro Quo, AppleShare IP or WebTen). It allows
you to include AppleScript, PERL and Frontier commands in your HTML
pages; you can also write nested commands so you can use Frontier
commands inside AppleScript scripts or AppleScript commands in
Frontier scripts (also with PERL).
How can I use it?
Just write the scripts inside the (Applescript)...(/Applescript) or
(Usertalk)...(/Usertalk) TAGs, OpenScript execute them and place the
result in your HTML page. You can also write nested TAGs in order to
use the best commands of both the scripting languages.
OpenScript allows you to create powerful dynamic pages with
AppleScript, MacPERL and Frontier!!
This version offers the ability to encode in HTML the result of the
script using the "?encode" parameter and fixed some minor bugs.
For more information, or to...
[NPL] AutoScript.fm 1.0.9
Automatic field selection during script replication is now a reality!
AutoScript.fm - the script replication utility for FileMaker Pro -
has been updated to 1.0.9b10 and now includes the ability to
automatically identify and select fields during script replication.
Automatic field selection and Interactive Mode form a superb
partnership, enabling you to script easier than ever before.
Version 1.0.9b10 of AutoScript.fm is available in 11 flavours to
support 11 language varieties of FileMaker Pro including German,
Swedish, Spanish, Dutch, French, Japanese, Norwegian, Finnish,
Danish, Italian and English.
FileMaker Pro users and developers everywhere are using the power of
AutoScript.fm to speed script input and replication. Why script your
life away when AutoScript.fm can do so much?
AutoScript.fm can be found at (http://www.gnb.com.hk/autoscript.fm/).
AutoScript.fm is a Mac-only utility, and is compatible with Mac
systems from version 7.5 to 8.6.
Gregory Charles Rivers
[NPL] 3-D spreadsheet: Storeys 1.5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
- - May 25, 1999 - -
ProFunda is happy to announce the shipping of version 1.5 of its new
3-D spreadsheet Storeys.
If you work with large sets of data or need to do sequential record
keeping (such as monthly sales statistics, financial plans,
scientific - or patient records), you can use the new 3-D technique
in Storeys to save valuable time
The new intuitive 3-D approach provides you with a new world of
opportunities and changes your work in the 3rd dimension into real
pleasure. - and you can even create spreadsheet models that could not
be made in traditional spreadsheets.
What is the secret?
Dont clutter up your screen with spreadsheet documents, but use
Storeys instead to create the depth exactly (and only) where it is
needed - securing overview.
Storeys 1.5 - IN SHORT:
1. New special third dimension providing better overview
when working in layers.
2. Create layers with e.g. names of the months with a single mouse-click.
3. Calculate "...
[NPL] Vicomsoft: DHCP/DNS Integration
Vicomsoft's DHCP/DNS Integration Offers Unrivalled Flexibility in
The newly released version 6 of Vicomsoft's popular Internet sharing
software, Internet Gateway and SoftRouter, feature both a DHCP server
and a Local DNS server. The DHCP server automatically configures
TCP/IP settings for all of the computers on the network, dramatically
reducing the amount of administration required. The local DNS server
resolves local host names to IP addresses, making it possible to use
easy to remember names rather than numbers to locate personal web
servers and other shared resources on the LAN.
The Internet Gateway and SoftRouter integrate the DHCP and DNS
servers seamlessly, making it possible to resolve local host names to
IP addresses even when they are dynamically assigned via DHCP. With
separate DHCP and DNS server products this would not be possible. The
Internet Gateway and SoftRouter however, allow computers to be moved,
renamed or have new addresses assigned with...
[NPL] LetterRip Pro 3.0.5
Fog City Software is pleased to announce the release of LetterRip Pro 3.0.5.
You may find that our site is inaccessible due to excessive traffic.
In this case, I'd be happy to email you a copy of the installer. Just
send me a note.
We recommend that all owners of LetterRip Pro update to this release.
This update is free to owners of LetterRip Pro.
LetterRip Pro Administrator has not changed since 3.0.4 and you can
download just the server.
Changes in 3.0.5:
- Added ability to change incoming SMTP port in tweak settings.
- LetterRip Server now refuses to handle AppleEvents during
initialization. The return code errAEEventFailed (-10000) is
returned. Previously, an untimely AppleEvent during initialization
could cause a crash.
- LetterRip Pro Server now gives up some time during the
initialization of the address lists. This should remove the "freeze"
effect at startup.
- The -on, -off, -digest accounts are now automatically created when...
[MD1] MADE 1.4.0
Sig Software is proud to announce the release of MADE 1.4.0.
Macintosh Application Development Essentials (MADE for short) is a
tiny package of C/C++ code which provides all the lowest-level needs
for a Macintosh application. It is used extensively at Sig Software
for our own programs.
Vesion 1.4.0 adds error contexts and hiding and linked list routines.
Users who register will receive code for dealings with buffers,
dialogs, strings, threads and opening URLs. But, best of all, they
will receive unified wrapper functions for open/save dialogs which
automatically use Navigation Services if available, or Standard File
The MADE page is at : http://www.sigsoftware.com/made/
[NPL] Unmounter Agent 3.2
Subject: The Unmounter Agent version 3.2
From: "Frdric Blondiau" (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Unmounter Agent
Plainevaux, May the 26th. DouWere (http://www.douwere.com/) is
pleased to announce that The Unmounter Agent version 3.2 is available.
The Unmounter application automatically unmounts unused shared disks
and allows the user to remount them easily. This saves network
resources and speeds up the Finder.
This new version is Mac 8.6 compatible and now better supports any
AppleShare IP server. It is distributed with a new - and smarter -
Pressing the option key while opening an unmounted volume will always
bring a authentication dialog - so you can easily change the user
name to remount the same volume with different access rights.
The authentication dialog also let you specify passwords for password
protected volumes (as in EtherShare, from Helios).
The Unmounter is still shareware, but with a significant price reduction.
The upgrade is free for...
[NPL] Director 7 to Support Streaming MP3 and QuickTime 4
MACROMEDIA DIRECTOR TO SUPPORT STREAMING MP3 AND QUICKTIME 4
Free Update for Registered Users Gives Developers an Edge in Creating
Today's Most Compelling and Successful Web Sites
San Francisco, CA -- Macromedia International Users Conference '99 --
May 25, 1999 -- Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACR) today announced that
Director(R) 7, the standard for creating and delivering powerful
multimedia, has been updated with additional standards support and
stability improvements. The enhanced Director 7.02 features superb
sound with streaming MP3 and DirectSound support; QuickTime 4 video
streaming; enhanced font embedding; and new support for Macromedia
Flash(TM) 4 that provides developers with increased programmatic
control to deliver better interactivity for end-users.
Today's leading companies have leveraged Director's innovative
technology to provide their customers with engaging, interactive Web
sites. Optimized for fast, brilliant playback, Web sites utilizing
Director and Shockwave...
[NPL] Equilibrium introduces new automation software
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Equilibrium Introduces OneButton Productivity Solutions for Digital
Imaging, Photography, and Video
New technology for digital cameras, scanners, and video cameras
automates digital media production
SAUSALITO, CA - May 24, 1999 - Equilibrium, the world's leading
provider of automated graphics processing software, today gave the
premier public demonstration of OneButton Productivity Solutions for
digital imaging, photography, and video hardware. This technology,
when bundled with digital cameras, video cameras, photo printers, and
scanners, provides users with simple "OneButton" automated methods
for preparing images for immediate Web, multimedia, and print use.
"With our new OneButton Productivity Solutions, the time between
image capture and image publishing is reduced to almost nothing,"
said Steve Denebeim, CEO of Equilibrium. "We've taken our
award-winning automation engine and customized it to empower digital
imaging, photography, and video hardware. Our new...
[NPL] BBEdit 5.1
Bare Bones products are available through DevDepot
(http://www.devdepot.com), mailto:email@example.com, Toll free:
877-DEPOT-NOW, Outside US/Canada: 805-494-9797, Fax: 805-494-9798.
[NPL] 6-Port FireWire Hub
R O C K E T F I R E 6 - P O R T F I R E W I R E H U B
MacWorks Announces New 1394a-Compliant 6-Port FireWire Hub
Lenexa, Kansas, May 25, 1999 -- MacWorks today announced the first
FireWire accessory in its new RocketFire line of products. The first
FireWire product the company will ship is the 1394a-compliant,
cross-platform RocketFire 6-Port Hub repeater. The hub will have six
1394a-compliant ports that allow Mac & PC users to seamlessly add
peripherals to their computers without the need to power down. The
six-port hub supports data transfer rates of 100, 200, and 400 Mbps
(mega bits per second) and automatically switches to the highest
speed supported by the connected peripheral. The hub is housed in a
low profile enclosure measuring 5.57" x 2.52" x 4.00" for easy
placement. Power is supplied to the hub through a 30-watt wall mount
Currently more than 50 FireWire peripherals are shipping in the
market, with new product announcements almost daily. The...
[NPL] ASCII Converter 1.3.1
From: Marco Bambini (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: ANNOUNCE: ASCII Converter 1.3.1
What is Ascii Converter?
ASCII converter is a simple "drag and drop" application that converts
text files from Windows to Macintosh and vice versa. MacOS and
Windows use two different ASCII tables (a way to represent the
characters) so when you open a Windows text file with a Mac
application all the special characters (like: ,,,,, etc.) are
misinterpreted. ASCII converter fixes this drawback and enables you
to correctly read the text.
This version (1.3.1) corrects some minor problems.
For more information, or to download a free copy, visit
Thank you for your time,
[NPL] PowerPrint for Networks
Infowave Ships PowerPrint for Networks
PowerPrint for Networks allows Macs to print to virtually any printer
across an Ethernet network
Burnaby, British Columbia, May 25, 1999: Infowave Software Inc. (IWM)
announced today that it has started shipping PowerPrint for
Networks,the affordable, Macintosh-friendly way for SOHO, education,
and consumer users to print from their Macintosh to virtually any PC
printer over a network. With PowerPrint for Networks almost any
printer becomes a Macintosh network printer.
PowerPrint for Networks combines Infowave's award-winning suite of
PowerPrint printer drivers, a fast 10/100BaseT print server, and a
printer cable, to provide Ethernet network printing connectivity from
a Macintosh to over 1600 inkjet, laser and specialty PC-printers.
Infowave's PowerPrint for Networks is an ideal solution for:
* Sharing a printer - whether you have a Mac network or mixed
environment with Macs and PC1s, PowerPrint for Networks makes sharing
a low cost, non-...
[NPL] Mainstay Releases JustProgress
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
591-A Constitution Ave.
Camarillo, CA 93012
For more information contact:
Mainstay Releases JustProgress(tm)
Web-Based Gantt Chart Applets
Camarillo, CA, May 24, 1999-Mainstay today released JustProgress, a
set of web-based Gantt chart applets used to plan, track, and display
project status. JustProgress offers an application-like look and
feel, right in a web page. A project schedule is no longer limited to
a static GIF image display. Planning and tracking are done via an
associated JustProgressEdit applet in which a project manager lists
and plans various tasks in a dialog box interface. Later, when the
project is underway, the manager uses the same interface to indicate
"progress completed" and "revised plans" for various project tasks.
Anyone interested in viewing project status need only call up the web
page with the JustProgress applet to see the latest updated
[MD1] PuppetTime Producer Supports Multiple Cameras
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PUPPETTIME PRODUCER NOW SUPPORTS MULTIPLE CAMERAS
3D storytelling company continues rapid development pace toward a
complete virtual movie studio inside consumer PCs
SAN FRANCISCO (May 24th, 1999) - PuppetTime, Inc. announced today
that it has released a new version of PuppetTime Producer, 1.0d24, on
its web site http://www.puppettime.com/. PuppetTime is a
patent-pending 3D digital actor plug-in architecture built on top of
Apple's QuickTime. PuppetTime Producer allows Macintosh users to
create 3D movies by commanding digital actors around a virtual stage
with point and click ease.
The latest version of PuppetTime Producer now supports multiple
cameras. Users can add cameras to their productions just like any
other puppet or prop. All cameras are shown via tabs above the camera
view. Clicking on a camera tab changes the view to that camera.
Camera controls allow users to set the pan, tilt, boom, roll, and
location of the current camera. Camera motions and...
[MD1] Free Flash Player Source Code
For Immediate Release
MACROMEDIA ANNOUNCES FREE FLASH PLAYER SOURCE CODE
Extends Flash Standard to Next-Generation of Web-Enabled Devices,
Bringing High-Impact Flash Interfaces to all Online Consumers
San Francisco, Calif. - Macromedia International User Conference '99
-May 24, 1999- Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACR) today announced plans
to license at no charge the source code for its popular Flash(TM)
Player for inclusion in upcoming hardware and software platforms.
Already installed in more than 100 million Web browsers according to
a recent third party study, Flash is the Web's most widely
distributed interactive media player and the standard format for high
impact, vector-based Web sites. Many leading companies, including
Citibank, PepsiCola, DaimlerChrysler, and Nestle are using Flash to
create beautiful, effective sites. In addition, several key platform
providers, such as Microsoft, Apple, Netscape Communications Corp.,
America Online, @Home Network, WebTV, and Real Networks...
[NPL] Macromedia Debuts Flash 4
For Immediate Release
MACROMEDIA DEBUTS FLASH 4 FOR DISTINCTIVE, FULL SCREEN WEB EXPERIENCES
MP3 Streaming Audio, Powerful Interactivity, and Workflow
Enhancements Make Flash the Optimal Solution for High-Impact,
San Francisco, Calif.-Macromedia International User Conference '99 -
May 24, 1999 - Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACR) today unveiled a new
version of its popular Flash(TM) authoring software. First introduced
in 1996, Flash has become the standard for creating high-impact
vector based Web sites that deliver sound, interactivity, graphics
and animations and perform flawlessly across multiple browsers and
platforms. Many leading companies, including Citibank, PepsiCola,
DaimlerChrysler, and Nestle are using Flash to create beautiful Web
sites that effectively communicate their brands.
Flash 4 opens new design possibilities with enhancements such as
integrated support for high-fidelity MP3 streaming audio and commands
for easily creating personalized...
[NPL] AppleShare IP 6.2
Apple Releases AppleShare IP 6.2
Macintosh Server Software Suite Extends Sherlock Search Features;
Introduces Shared Users & Groups
CUPERTINO, California-May 24, 1999-Apple Computer, Inc. today
released AppleShare IP 6.2, the latest version of the Company's
integrated file, print, web and mail server software suite. Optimized
for Apple's just released Mac OS 8.6 operating system upgrade,
AppleShare IP 6.2 allows users to transfer files twice as fast as
Windows NT*; introduces central management of user information
through a new Shared Users & Groups feature; and extends support for
Sherlock, Apple's ground-breaking search technology. In AppleShare
IP 6.2, enhanced Sherlock capabilities allow indexing and "search by
content" of shared folders and web sites hosted on AppleShare servers.
"AppleShare IP 6.2, combined with the latest Macintosh Server G3,
creates a powerful Apple server that is easy to set up and simple to
administer," said Phil Schiller, Apple's vice president of...
[MD1] MacHack: Mac to the Past, Nostalgic Theme Unveiled
MacHack PR: Mac to the Past, Nostalgic Theme Unveiled
MacHack: The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers
1264 Bedford Road
Grosse Point Park, MI 48230
Contact: Carol Lynn
Tel: (313) 882-1824
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dearborn, MI --May 24, 1999 -- Each year the MacHack software
developers' conference centers all of its commemorative, collectible
materials around a theme. Each year has featured some unique
conference aspect be it a running conference joke or even play on the
1998 saw the rise of 'MacHack 13: The Return,' a play on the
conference year and the ASCII code for the control-M (return key).
Previous years have featured the 'Where's Waldemar' classic T-shirt
and the cult of System 7 sacrificing a cartoon chicken to the OS gods.
So what, in this year of rebirth for both the Mac and MacHack, will
arise as the theme? Much ado has been made behind the scenes as the
planning committee mulled this very issue.
[NPL] Farallon's Cross-Platform Home Phoneline Networking...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Farallon First to Ship Cross-Platform Home Phoneline Networking Solution
HomeLINE for Macs and PCs simplifies connectivity for sharing a
single Internet connection, multi-player games, printers, files and
San Leandro, CA, May 24th, 1999 - Farallon Communications, Inc.,
developer of reliable, plug-and-play networking solutions for Macs
and PCs, ships their new, low-cost HomeLINE solution for networking
both Macs and PCs over existing phonelines in the home. HomeLINE
includes all the hardware and software users need for connecting
computers to share Internet access, multi-player games, printers,
files and more. Farallon is the only vendor with a cross-platform
solution using the Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA)
standard geared towards networking in the home and small office over
Home networking represents a fast growing, rapidly emerging market
opportunity. Dataquest estimates that there will be 17 million
multiple computer homes in...
[NPL] XTen 6.1: New X Window Server for Mac OS
FOR RELEASE ON MAY 21, 1999
Contact: Anita Holmgren
XTen 6.1: A Powerful, High-Performance X Window Server for Mac OS
Supports encrypted passwords for LAN security, multiple
password-protected desktops, centralized administration, and OpenGL
Santa Barbara, CA, May 21, 1999. Tenon Intersystems today announced
an upgrade to its unique X Window server for Power Macintosh. The new
X server is the fastest X server on the Macintosh market and the only
X server that supports local X Window managers and local X clients.
Tenon's X is running in their highly-acclaimed Mach/BSD execution
environment, providing the same multi-threaded architecture that is
now being touted by Apple in their newly released Mac OS X Server.
This foundation allows true X server operation and yields true X
server performance, all in an easy-to-use Macintosh application
package. The X server runs alongside Macintosh applications, giving...
[MD1] QuickTime 4 Downloads Pass Three Million in First Month
QuickTime 4 Downloads Pass Three Million in First Month
CUPERTINO, California-May 20, 1999-Apple today announced that there
have been over three million downloads of QuickTime 4 software
during the first month since its launch. QuickTime 4 features
"streaming" of live and stored video and audio over the Internet, and
is the first Internet streaming solution to use open,
industry-standard protocols (RTP and RSTP), eliminating the "server
tax" charged to content providers by competitors using proprietary
"QuickTime 4 provides the highest quality video and audio over the
Internet," said Steve Jobs, Apple's interim CEO. "And, since content
providers no longer have to pay RealNetworks' server tax, Quicktime 4
is attracting new 'Intercasters' every week."
QuickTime 4 is the latest version of Apple's industry-leading
multimedia software for Macintosh and Windows platforms. New
features of QuickTime 4 include an all new, sleek QuickTime Player
that offers easy access to QuickTime...
[NPL] UniTrap Add-on for iMac/G3 Round Mouse
For Immediate Release
Contour Introduces the UniTrap(TM)
Salem, New Hampshire, May 20,1999- Contour Design, makers of the
popular UniMouse, today announced a revolutionary add-on enhancement
to the iMac and G3 round mouse.
The UniTrap transforms your iMac or G3 mouse to a sleek, comfortable,
full-sized mouse. It is a three piece snap-on design consisting of
one top shell, one bottom shell, and five tasty flavored
interchangeable buttons all in one pack-age. It completely encloses
the round mouse to give the user maximum com-fort and control. In
addition, the larger contoured button provides easier clicking.
"One Advantage of the UniTrap is that it does not add additional
width to the already wide 3" diameter of the round mouse," said
Timothy Donaghy, Director of Marketing for Contour Design, Inc. "The
UniTrap design allows the user to remove the sides of the round mouse
to minimize the width, prior to placing it into the bottom shell. One
piece slip-on shells currently...
[NPL] Zope Portal Toolkit
Digital Creations Introduces Zope Portal Toolkit Toolkit provides
news, search and directory services for the Zope 2.0 Application
FREDERICKSBERG, Va. -- May 20, 1999 -- Digital Creations, a
Virginia-based company providing consulting services for Web business
applications, today announced the release of its Zope Portal Toolkit,
a service facility that extends the power of the company's Zope 2.0.
Zope is a free, Open Source Web application platform used to build,
deploy and manage dynamic, high-performance Web sites.
The Zope Portal Toolkit provides news, search, directory and
membership services that interact with Zope 2.0's built-in and
extended capabilities. Zope 2.0 is a second-generation application
server for Web site development and content management, providing a
high performance index for fielded- and full-text searches, "news"
and hierarchical views. The Toolkit also supports powerful
membership-based customization and presentation features.
"The Zope Portal Toolkit...
[NPL] Analog Helper 1.1
Subject: Analog Helper 1.1 Release
From: Gideon Greenspan (email@example.com)
Sig Software is proud to announce the release of Analog Helper 1.1.
Analog Helper is a graphical configuration tool for Analog 3, which
is a free program to analyse the logfiles from your web server.
Analog Helper lets you control and preview the results of hundreds of
Version 1.1 adds toggles to all settings lists, support for
Navigation Services, more control over Analog's warnings reporting,
The Analog Helper page is at : http://www.sigsoftware.com/analoghelper/
[NPL] Cruise Control Software: Voice Agents
WALNUT SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES CRUISE CONTROL
VOICE AGENT PLUG-IN
Drag-and-Drop Macintosh Automation Software Adds Voice Command Capabilities
MIDDLETOWN, NY (May 28, 1999) Walnut Systems today announced a new
plug-in that further enhances the power and flexibility of their
Cruise Control Software. The new plug-in, Voice Agents, is the first
in a comprehensive set of tools that will add new functionality and
capability to the drag-and-drop automation software.
The Voice Agents plug-in adds speech recognition capabilities to
Cruise Control, enabling users to easily create any series of
voice-triggered tasks without having to program or write complicated
scripts. Tasks can be as simple as checking E-mail and printing
reports, or as complex as telling the computer to with one spoken
command log onto the Internet, download a complete stock portfolio,
print the results, and then turn itself off!
Building even complex voice-controlled tasks requires nothing more
than dragging and dropping the...
[NPL] Netscape Gecko Growing Momentum
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NETSCAPE GECKO BROWSING ENGINE AND MOZILLA.ORG WINNING INDUSTRY
RECOGNITION WITH GROWING DEVELOPER SUPPORT
Mozilla Open Source Development Initiative Receives CNET Builder.com
'Web Innovator Of The Year' Award
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (May 19, 1999) - Netscape, a subsidiary of
America Online Inc. (NYSE: AOL), today announced growing momentum for
Gecko, its next-generation small, fast, and standards-based browsing
engine. More than 10,000 open source developers have downloaded the
software from mozilla.org and leading companies including Bradbury
Software, CiTEC, Cyberworld, NeoPlanet, Sausage Software and Telescan
Imagicast are working to integrate it into their products. Netscape
Gecko is the first software product from Netscape based on
contributions from mozilla.org, the organization chartered with
managing Netscape's open source initiative. Earlier this month, CNET
Builder.com awarded the second annual "Web Innovator of the Year"
award to mozilla.org.
[MD1] 4D Version 6.5
ACI US news for immediate release
ACI US Marketing
ACI US Engineering
Jim Staples Jr.
May 18, 1999. San Jose, CA.
Web Application Development Tuned with 4D Version 6.5
ACI US, Inc., publishers of the 4th Dimension RAD/RDBMS Environment,
announced today the public release and shipment of 4th Dimension
Version 6.5 (4D v6.5). The release of 4D v6.5 provides significant
speed and functionality enhancements. In addition to the 130 new
commands, 75 of which are web-related. The integrated web server has
been tuned for tighter control of on-the-fly HTML created by 4D. New
web administrative functions, web authentication and the ability to
serve JAVA applets are just some of the web enhancements found in the
new version. 4D Version 6.5 now includes the ability to execute SMTP,
POP3, FTP and other low-level TCP operations.
"4D 6.5 builds upon 4D 6.0's revolutionary architecture to provide a...
[MD1] Fourth Annual Software Design Awards Winners
Apple Announces Winners of Fourth Annual Software Design Awards
CUPERTINO, California-May 19, 1999-Apple Computer, Inc. today
announced the winners and runners-up of the fourth annual Apple
Design Awards for Mac OS developers. The Apple Design Awards
recognize outstanding applications developed for the Macintosh
platform over the last year and highlight the creativity and
innovation of Apple's developer community. The awards were presented
during Apple's recent Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) in San
Jose, which this year attracted over 2,500 developers, setting an
all-time record for paid attendance.
"Developers have rediscovered that Macintosh is where they can create
a great business," said Clent Richardson, Apple's vice president of
Worldwide Developer Relations. "Over 3,100 new or updated Mac
software titles have been announced in the last year, and these
awards honor the best of them."
Apple Design Award winners and runners-up in each category include:
[MD1] LeadChaser: Trade Show Lead Follow Up System
Contact: Charles L. Sprague
12600 West Colfax Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80215
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Low-Cost Lead Follow-Up Software Released
Lakewood, Colorado -- May 19, 1999 -- DataCraft has released a
software program to help exhibitors follow-up with leads acquired at
trade shows. The new product, LeadChaser, can import leads from most
popular lead retrieval terminals, or from other software programs.
Exhibitors can then use LeadChaser to print mailing labels and form
letters, and schedule phone calls and meetings. The software is
available for both Windows and Macintosh computers.
Unlike other sales automation programs that require the exhibitor to
decode the complex file formats created by most lead retrieval
terminals, LeadChaser users simply insert the lead retrieval diskette
and click a button. Leads are imported into the LeadChaser database,
with notes and follow-up codes intact. LeadChaser makes it simple to
[NPL] Instant ASP: For all platforms
HALCYON SOFTWARE INTRODUCES INSTANT ASP, THE ULTIMATE IN
CROSS-PLATFORM PORTABILITY FOR ASP DEVELOPERS
The Capacity for Build Once, Deploy Anywhere Web Applications on
Linux, IBM, HP, Sun, Novell and more at Only $495
SAN JOSE, CA, May 18, 1999 - Halcyon Software announces the
introduction of Instant ASP (iASP) which lets developers deploy
Active Server Pages (ASP) or JavaServer Pages (JSP) on all leading
Java-enabled operating system platforms, Web servers, and application
servers. A FREE developer version of iASP is available at
http://www.halcyonsoft.com which offers five concurrent sessions; the
standard edition is $495 SRLP.
As an open deployment framework, iASP gives developers true
cross-platform deployment capabilities on leading server and
operating system platforms. These include Apache, Linux, Sun
WebServer, Java WebServer, Netscape Fast Track, Enterprise Server,
IBM WebSphere, Lotus Domino, Zeus, WebStar, WebTen, Microsoft IIS,
Oracle Application Server, Microsoft Windows...
[NPL] iDo Script Scheduler
For Immediate Release
SOPHISTICATED CIRCUITS DEBUTS iDO SCRIPT SCHEDULER INSIDE MAC OS 8.6
-- Power of AppleScript Now Expanded to Automatically Run Unattended,
Any Time --
WOODINVILLE, Wash., May 18, 1999 -- Sophisticated Circuits, Inc.
today announced the debut of their new iDo Script Scheduler(tm) in
the newly released Mac(R) OS 8.6. Now any Mac OS 8.6 user can
schedule their AppleScripts(R) to run automatically -- any time, day
or night. Available now from (http://www.apple.com/applescript/), the
iDo Script Scheduler is an easy to use Control Panel that gives users
the ability to schedule their AppleScripts to run even when the
computer is unattended. First introduced at the Apple Worldwide
Developers Conference (WWDC), the new iDo Script Scheduler is
included as a "lite" version in the new Mac OS 8.6. A full version of
Sophisticated Circuits' iDo Script Scheduler is due for release in
June from Sophisticated Circuits.
"We're extremely pleased to include the iDo Script...
[MD1] Startup Doubler 2.0b5
Subject: Startup Doubler 2.0b5 released today
From: Marc Moini (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Startup Doubler 2.0b5 is now available for downloading from
Startup Doubler 2.0's new startup acceleration technology improves
startup times by 10% to 30% over previous versions, and adds the
following main features:
Fastest startup acceleration available today.
Speeds loading startup applications in addition to extensions,
control panels and Finder.
Actively supports multiple Extension Sets.
Supports Mac OS 8.6.
Startup Doubler 2.0 has a free trial period of 15 days. The shareware
fee is $20, registered users of previous versions may upgrade for
[NPL] DNS Expert 1.5
Men & Mice is pleased to announce the release of version 1.5 of DNS Expert
for Windows and Mac OS, now with integrated Ping, Traceroute and DNS Query
* The Ping statistics can be viewed graphically, with a histogram and
advanced logging information.
* Traceroute executes a user-defined number of traceroutes, averages those
traceroutes and presents the data as a scatterplot graphic with high, low
and average values.
* The DNS Query function can return all of the information pertinent to the
host, including A Records, NS Records, MX Records, CNAME, SOA, HINFO, PTR
Record and Zone Transfers.
DNS Expert 1.5 now comes in two editions, Standard and Professional. The
upgrade to the Standard Edition is FREE for current users of the Lite
version of DNS Expert and the upgrade to the Professional Edition is FREE
for current users of the multi-domain version of DNS Expert.
To upgrade from previous versions, you can download at
(http://www.menandmice.com/). The new version will...
[NPL] VSE Be Found 1.1 with 30 new search engines
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VSE Be Found 1.1 with 30 new search engines
(Germany, 18 May 1999). German shareware developer Voget Selbach
Enterprises has released VSE Be Found 1.1, an update to the first
Macintosh search engine submit application. In addition, 3 new
expansion kits have been released which add 30 new search engines to
VSE Be Found.
VSE Be Found is a combination of a search engine submitter, a keyword
finder, an FTP client and a META tag manager.
If a web site is not getting as many visitors as it should, it is
likely that it is not ranked high in the major Internet search
To obtain a high ranking, VSE Be Found analyzes the web page,
automatically finds keywords and adds all necessary META tags. Then,
VSE Be Found uploads the web page and submits it to the most popular
search engines, including AltaVista, AOL NetFind, Excite, HotBot and
The update fixes a bug with Mac OS 8.0 and 8.1, fixes the problem
with Microsoft Network WebSearch and improves the diagnosis...
[NPL] ActiveDeveloper v2.08 on MacOS X Server
For Immediate Release:
For further information, please contact:
ActiveDeveloper v2.08 -- Now released on MacOS X Server -- for $199
May 1999 -- Vestbjerg, Denmark -- Today, InterACTIVE-Technology have
released ActiveDeveloper for MacOS X Server - our Cross-Platform
Smalltalk-like Runtime Object IDE for Developing NATIVE WebObjects
and Cocoa / YellowBox Apps - and our take on Thinking Different about
Developing Object-Oriented Code with both a Smalltalk and OpenStep
With ActiveDeveloper: "Grow" dynamic Objects - running "Pedal to the
To get InterACTIVE Today - on your Native WebObjects and Cocoa /
YellowBox Developments. try ActiveDeveloper for Runtime Development
on MacOS X Server, Windows or OpenStep.
We offer you All platform enabled Quad-Fat licenses at an
Introduction price All licenses are ActiveDeveloper version 2.x
floating network licenses...