futurebasic.org (http://www.futurebasic.org) is an organization dedicated
exclusively to supporting the users of FutureBASIC, the world's fastest and
most-versatile Macintosh BASIC development environment, published by Staz
Software, Inc. (http://www.stazsoftware.com). The website is a one-stop
experience for information about FBII and FB^3. Much of the information is
provided for free to all visitors as a way to promote use of FutureBASIC.
The organization requests, however, a $20 US registration from frequent
users in order to maintain and improve the site. The first benefit of
membership is a CD containing this entire site, as of the date you joined -
plus support-list archives, and a ton of other stuff! The information
contained therein is of immense value to newbies and veteran programmers
There are four main top-level folders available via ftp on this site:
Programs, Sample_Source, FB^3, and AOL. The Programs folder contains a
multitude of fully functional applications...
[NPL] ZipBurst Software: 2nd Generation
MILLBURN, New Jersey, October 2, 1999 --- Dantowitz Consulting & Research,
Inc. (DC&R) developer of specialized software tools, today announced its
Second Generation of ZipBurst(TM) Software Products. The ZipBurst CGI and
ZipBurst Generator, for MacOS, Windows NT/95/98, and Unix were released
last June and incorporate the first generation product, which searches a
database by postal codes and returns the nearest locations by distance "as
the crow flies." The second generation ZipBurst Products support searching
ANY fields of a database in addition to using DC&R's geo-locating postal
code search technology.
After many requests to use ZipBurst search technology with other database
products, DC&R set out to write a complete stand-alone database search
engine that incorporated the ZipBurst search technology and used no
"middleware" packages. Since there is only one application responsible for
searching and serving your database, this lowers your memory footprint,
[NPL] PowerLogix G4: PhotoShop 5.5 AltiVec Compatibility
POWERLOGIX ANNOUNCES FULL PHOTOSHOP 5.5 AltiVec COMPATIBILITY WITH
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- October 1, 1999 -- PowerLogix, first to demonstrate G4
processor upgrades for PowerMacs, and first to demonstrate a G4 fix for B&W
G3s, today announced another G4 first: the completion of development of
full AltiVec compatibility under PhotoShop 5.5 when using a G4 upgrade card.
"PhotoShop is by far the most important application at this time with
regards to the G4 with the AltiVec processor," said Robert Jagitsch,
President of PowerLogix R&D, Inc. "We have now finished development of our
AltiVec enabler software which allows any PowerMac that can accept a G4
chip to fully utilize all optimized AltiVec plug-ins for PhotoShop. It is
fully compatible under both Mac OS 8.6 and Mac OS 9."
AltiVec benchmarks indicate that PowerMacs such as the 7500, all the way to
the most recent B&W G3, can perform at speeds equivalent or beyond the new
PowerMac G4s from Apple.
"We created a macro...
[MD1] MacTranslator 2.0 Software Reengineering Tool
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa, October 1, 1999 --- Excel Software today announced
MacTranslator 2.0 for generating software models from source code. Used in
conjunction with the MacA&D modeling tool, it allows software developers to
automatically generate UML class diagrams and an integrated dictionary from
Java, C++ or Object Pascal code. Structure charts generated from C, Pascal,
procedural Basic or Fortran code illustrate a program's function calling
structure. Used in conjunction with the QuickCRC modeling tool, CRC cards
can be generated from Java, C++ or Object Pascal. MacTranslator 2.0 adds
Java language support, project scripting and a reengineering wizard. It can
process code files in large projects up to 10 times faster than version 1.0.
MacTranslator 2.0 supports new Java features like nested classes. Java
packages translate to design namespaces that handle name scope and map
design elements to files in code folders. The new MacA&D 7.0 or QuickCRC
1.2 is required for...
SmartZip: "the most powerful and easy to use ZIP compressor for the MacOS".
SmartZip is a MacOS application designed to be the simplest and most
efficient way to manage ZIP files. You can automatically compress files (or
entire folders) by dragging them onto SmartZip and in the same way you can
easily expand ZIP files. SmartZip is fully compatible with WinZip for
Windows and it is designed to save ALL the unique MacOS information about
Macintosh files and folders, so the integrity of the MacOS files are
preserved when the ZIP file is managed by a PC computer.
For more information, or to download a free copy, visit
Thank you for your time,
[NPL] WebSentinel v2.1
September 30, 1999
Powerful Security Administration and Subscription Services
Download Location: (http://downloads.purity.com/)
Purity Software is pleased to announce the final release of WebSentinel
v2.1. We recommend all users of previous versions of WebSentinel upgrade to
this new version.
WebSentinel is a web server plug-in that replaces or supplements your web
server's built-in security, allowing more flexibility and power to manage
users and secure areas with a complete Macintosh user interface. Some of
the many features include auto-expiring users (subscription management),
administration groups, optional HTML-based login forms, GREP match strings,
and custom "No Access" files for each realm. WebSentinel's plug-in
architecture allows you to integrate with your existing user data and
Further information about WebSentinel is available on the Purity Software
web site at (http://www.purity.com/websentinel/)
[NPL] Style Master 1.5 and Style Master Pro
Western Civilisation updates their CSS editor Style Master to version 1.5,
and introduces CSS2 editing with Style Master Pro.
Bondi Beach, Australia, 29th September 1999. Western Civilisation announces
the release and immediate availability of Style Master 1.5 and Style Master
Pro for Windows and Macintosh.
With this release, the ZDNet 5 Star rated style sheet editor is now first
to provide powerful, intuitive support for editing CSS2 style sheets.
Style Master 1.5 provides a comprehensive style sheets development solution
for CSS1 and CSSP. Style Master Pro takes the solution to the next level
with added support for CSS2, the complete style sheets standard.
With Style Master and Style Master Pro developers can
* create and edit sophisticated style sheets with point and click ease.
* get up to speed fast with the interactive style sheets assistant which
explains style sheets and the application when and as you need to know.
* target the browsers...
Dr. Bott LLC
Eric Prentice, CEO
For Immediate Release
Dr. Bott announces MoniSwitchUSB
Portland, OR - September 29, 1999
Dr. Bott LLC today announced MoniSwitchUSB.
Dr. Bott has taken their experience with the original MoniSwitch and
created MoniSwitchUSB. MoniSwitchUSB is a Mac & PC friendly KVM (keyboard,
video, and mouse) switch that allows the use of a monitor and USB
peripherals with multiple USB capable computers including Macs and PCs.
* Support for both Mac & PC monitors.
* Looks and works great with new G4s!
* Available for 2 or 4 computers.
* Includes all necessary USB and super premium video cables!
* PCI Mac Kit available for beige Macs.
* Lighted LED indicates selected computer at a glance.
* Compatible with Windows 98, Mac OS and other operating systems that
* iMoniSwitchUSB allows use of iMac built-in monitor, keyboard and mouse
with up to 3 other Macs or PCs.
[MD1] REALbasic 2.1a19
REAL Software is pleased to announce the latest development release of
REALbasic 2.1a19. These alpha releases are for testing purposes only and
are not considered the current release of REALbasic. Projects saved in
alpha releases of 2.1 cannot be opened in REALbasic 2.0.2. You should not
use alpha releases for mission-critical development.
There is a specific mailing list hosted at REAL Software for discussing the
alpha testing releases:
Subscribe to this list by sending an email containing "subscribe
realbasic-dr" (without the quotes) to: email@example.com.
REAL Software, Inc. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
PMB #220 http://www.realsoftware.com
3300 Bee Caves Road, Suite 650
Austin, Texas 78746
[MD1] Publishing Code on the Web
Subject: INFORMATION: VVI-DCS Introduces SAM With Web App
We've released a web-based application at the URL
http://www2.vvi.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/SAM which helps developers convert
their source code into documentation for subsequent publishing on the WEB
and to automate the authoring of toolbox and framework reference manuals.
This application is particularly applicable to Mac OS X and WebObjects
programming since it documents Objective-C source code which is one of the
programming languages for those systems.
The Web application uses WebObjects to distribute the functionality, and is
a demonstration of an underlying framework (toolbox), called SAM(TM), for
State AutoMation (TM) that runs on Mac OS X Server, Windows, and Linux.
SAM manages work flow of software projects and translations of source code
to other programming languages and formats. Currently we uses it to
automate code development for our OpenGraph(TM) products both in
interactive mode through a GUI, batch mode via shell...
[MD1] SPI-Software Piracy Intervention Upgrade from New Wave...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
New Wave Software, Inc.
Phone... 800-920-9283 Fax... 215-736-3370
New Wave Software releases Upgrade for SPI-Software Piracy Intervention
Morrisville, PA - September 27, 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...
[MD1] What makes you productive?
Warriors for a New Age!
In the newfound spirit of Openness and Freedom that seems to be all to
pervasive these days... what is it that you use to help make you
productive? Please share with your fellow developers!
How? Send an email to:
(mailto:email@example.com?Subject=My_Productivity_Enhancements) with a
short (ha!) list of the cool tools that you use to help make you
productive. Favorite INIT? CMM Plug-in? Organizational Tool? CodeWarrior
(DUH!)? MacsBug (double DUH... right?).
After review, the MacTech Editorial Staff will select certain entries for
reprint and have a list out (with quotes, of course) out before the
Holidays (*hint hint*).
Editors of MacTech Magazine
Norwood, MA 02062
Contact: Riyaj Shaik, President & CEO
For immediate release.
FOR LARGE AND SMALL, INTERNET BUSINESS
SUCCESS MEANS MASTERING AFFILIATE
Acclaimed Associate-it.com is the Net's largest source for reviews,
information, and revenue strategies on 1,300 leading affiliate programs.
Norwood, MA--What do Internet giants Amazon.com and Beyond.com have in
common with thousands of other online money-makers? Their success depends
on their vast organization of affiliate web sites that promote products for
a percentage of sales.
"Many people don't realize that the engine behind Amazon.com's amazing
success are their 300,000 affiliates who promote Amazon's products," says
Riyaj Shaik, an expert on the Net's affiliate system and president of
Associate-it.com. The Associate-it.com web site features insider
information on over 1,300 top affiliate programs and is...
[NPL] easy beat 1.0
PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH
phone: +43 (7236) 3338-82
fax: +43 (7236) 3338-30
easy beat 1.0 - Brand-new Music Authoring Program for the Macintosh released.
Hagenberg, AUSTRIA, September-27-1999. UNI SOFTWARE PLUS is proud to
announce a new music authoring program for composing, scoring, and playing
songs. As its name suggests, easy beat is music for the Mac as it should
be: powerful, yet easy to use. Instead of the usual tool-based user
interface, easy beat uses a simple and intuitive point-and-click technique.
Adding, selecting, moving, copying notes - all these operations are done
with simple mouse gestures.
With easy beat, you can compose your songs by drawing notes or recording
them with a MIDI instrument, see up to 16 tracks in multiple views, choose
from 128 instruments and 7 drum sets, print the...
[MD1] Mac Sound Dev List
A new resource has been established for Mac programmers, the mac-sound-dev
This mailing list is for the discussion of recording and playing sound on
the Macintosh, specifically, using Sound Manager. Questions specific to
QuickTime should be directed to one of the QuickTime mailing lists.
To subscribe, go to:
Or alternately, use email to one of the following addresses:
Post message: firstname.lastname@example.org
[MD1] Mac F2C v1.4.3
I just released Mac F2C v1.4.3.
Mac F2C is a freeware Fortran-to-C translator for the Macintosh.
Mac F2C v1.4.3 is compatible with CodeWarrior Pro 5. The older v1.4.2 is
compatible with CodeWarrior Pro 2 through 4.
Version 1.4.3, released 20 Sep 99, is a minor upgrade to make Mac F2C fully
compatible with CodeWarrior Pro 5. Version 1.4.3 also enables you build
Win32 executables (the Win32 support comes courtesy of Gareth Swarbrick of
You can get the latest version of Mac F2C at the Mac F2C web site:
Please note that v1.4.3 does not support older versions of CodeWarrior.
However, the older v1.4.2 supports CodeWarrior Pro releases 2 through 4 and
is also available at the above site.
To long-time Mac F2C users: my apologies in taking so long to get this
release out. My only excuse is that I have been *really* busy ;)
[MD1] IntraTier Releases Application Server for Visual Basic
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IntraTier Releases Application Server for Visual Basic
Markham, Ontario (September 24, 1999) -- IntraTier Corporation
(http://www.intratier.com) announces the release of the IntraTier
Application Server for Visual Basic. The IntraTier Application Server for
Visual Basic provides an easy way to develop three-tier browser based web
applications in Visual Basic. Visual Basic tools like the form designer,
compiler and debugger are supported, and often only a few changes are
required in existing user applications. No knowledge of HTML or Java is
EASY TO USE ALTERNATIVE TO ACTIVE SERVER PAGES AND WEBCLASSES
Many Visual Basic developers would like to create web enabled versions of
their applications, but existing Microsoft tools like Active Server Pages
and Webclasses have required complete overhauls of their code to do so.
Because IntraTier continues to use the existing Visual Basic application
development environment, migration is significantly easier and less...
[NPL] MindVision Ships MindExpander 1.0 for Macintosh &...
For Immediate Release
MINDVISION SHIPS MINDEXPANDER 1.0 FOR MACINTOSH AND WINDOWS
The simply powerful file expander
MindVision Software today ships MindExpander 1.0, a FREE application that
automatically expands compressed files in any of the following popular
formats - .sit, .sea, .zip, .bin and .hqx.
The first in a new family of small, easy-to-use consumer utilities,
MindExpander offers a simple solution to a common task. People will get
results without having to learn complicated software.
"We build simple software," said Steve Kiene, MindVision CEO. "MindExpander
is software for real people. Simple to get. Simple to use."
MindExpander for Macintosh shipped in preview form earlier this year. Since
then, MindVision added Zip support and created the all-new MindExpander for
Windows. Both versions are FREE and available for downloading at
Anyone who downloaded a preview version can easily update by running
MindExpander and choosing "Check for Update...
[MD1] Smith Micro Acquires Pacific Coast Software
SMITH MICRO ACQUIRES PACIFIC COAST SOFTWARE
Positions Smith Micro in the Growing eCommerce Market and Strengthens the
Company's Internet Offerings
September 13, 1999 -- Aliso Viejo, CA -- Smith Micro Software, Inc.
(Nasdaq: SMSI), a leading worldwide developer and marketer of Internet
communication software, today announced that it has acquired Pacific Coast
Software, a San Diego-based developer, service provider and marketer of
eCommerce and other custom software solutions for businesses.
Terms of the Acquisition
Smith Micro issued 1.0 million shares of its common stock as consideration
for the purchase, which was accounted for as a pooling of interests.
Pacific Coast Software will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Smith
Micro. Further terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
"The addition of Pacific Coast clearly positions us in the growing field of
eCommerce and supports our continuing focus on offering Internet related
technologies, services and products...
[NPL] Flowerfire Sawmill 5.0 Log Analysis Tool
September 23, 1999
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:
1722 Westhaven Drive
Champaign IL 61820-7053
Phone: (217) 898-6131
Flowerfire Sawmill 5.0 Log Analysis Tool -
New Version Provides Superior Performance With Large Log Files
Champaign, IL - Flowerfire today announces the release of Sawmill 5.0, the
latest version of its hierarchical log file analysis tool.
The new version includes improvements in almost all areas. A partial list
* Many performance enhancements make this version up to five times
as fast as the previous version during log reading, and much more
interactive during browsing and configuration.
* User-configurable cross-referencing allows tracking of unlimited
log fields, with minimal overhead for additional fields.
* Browse-time limiting of statistics data gives the user flexibility
to zoom in on exactly...
[NPL] MONICA File Downloader 2.1
Peter Job today announced the release of version 2.1 of his popular Mac
file downloader MONICA.
MONICA is a queue based file download manager for downloading files from
the Internet using FTP, HTTP, and Hotline protocols. It was originally
released as freeware in 1998.
MONICA achieves exceptional download throughput by utilising queue
technology, optimised processing of Internet protocols, and by extensive
use of transfer resumption techniques.
MONICA allows you to easily set up a download queue by 'dragging and
dropping' or 'cutting and pasting' file URLs. Once you have placed some
files in the queue you may manually start each download at a time
convenient to you, or allow MONICA to start downloading automatically. In
automatic mode, once a file is received MONICA will start the next one,
allowing up to four simultaneous downloads. If the server times you out or
if the download is incomplete then MONICA will restart the download and do
her best to resume from where the download left...
[NPL] Qwho.com: Info from All Registration Databases
Qwho.com Tells All About Your Favorite Domain Name
First Stand Alone "Who is" Service Instantly ID's ".com," ".net," ".org"
Availability and Registration Info Against All Registrar Databases
(Moraga, CA) September 23, 1999 - Precedent-setting Qwho.com is the newest,
most comprehensive "whois" search engine online. An industry first,
Qwho.com, a service of NameSecure.com, is the only streamlined stand-alone
service consumers can use to find out if their favorite ".com," ".net" or
".org" is available, who owns it and how to secure the name if it's not
"The first step in staking claim to a domain name is researching
availability, which can be difficult because of the many separate registrar
databases that need to be searched," said NameSecure.com's founder Jeff
Field. "Qwho.com simplifies the process and provides an all-in-one search
service for anyone on the web. We're proud to be the first in the business
to provide this service."
Like a 411 directory on domain name...
[NPL] Website Helps Cisco Certification Candidates
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New website helps Cisco certification candidates prepare for exams.
September 20, 1999 - Schenectady, NY - Finally, networking professionals
and students can more effectively assess their readiness to pass those
expensive and difficult Cisco certification exams by taking inexpensive but
equally tough simulated exams, on-line. These practice exams are just one
part of a website full of Cisco Certification study tools on-line visitors
will find at CertificationZone.com (URL http://www.CertificationZone.com)
The new site features two separate study areas which focus on the Cisco
Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Internetworking
Expert (CCIE) certification exams. Each study area features free access to
a monthly White Paper, serving as a tutorial covering major certification
objectives. Subscribers receive additional access to sample test questions
modeled after those on the actual exams, complete with explanations showing
why a particular answer...
[NPL] N2MP3: Mac MP3 Audio Encoder
For Immediate Release:
September 23, 1999
Omaha, Nebraska - Proteron, LLC today released an update to N2MP3, the
popular Macintosh MP3 audio encoder. Recommended for all users and Mac
audiophiles, the update is immediately available at www.n2mp3.com.
N2MP3 aims to be the best MP3 encoder available for the Macintosh. It
simplifies encoding so that the novice iMac user can enjoy the benefits of
MP3, yet provides high-end hi-fi quality for the veteran MP3 fan.
N2MP3's key features include:
- Seamless Drag-and-Drop encoding from audio CDs
- High quality, fast MP3 encoding engine with support for VBR
- Play As You Encode(TM) technology
- Live CDDB support for desktop naming of discs and tracks
- Support for ID3 tags
- Integration with Panic's recently announced Audion MP3 and CD player
- Encoding of AIFF and PC WAV file formats
- CD ripping for lossless audio capture
On iMacs, iBooks and all G3 processor's, N2MP3 remains the fastest Mac MP3
encoder available. Claims of high-...
[MD1] RPK Security Announces Encryptonite SDK in Java
RPK SECURITY ANNOUNCES JAVA VERSION OF ITS ENCRYPTONITE SOFTWARE TOOLKIT
FOR SECURITY OF STREAMING MEDIA AND EMBEDDED APPLICATIONS
iTech Ventures chooses RPK for e-commerce, replacing Brokat's aging
Expresso security package
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September. 21, 1999 - RPK Security, Inc. (www.rpk.com),
the technology leader in strong and fast public key encryption for
high-data-flow applications, announced today the release of a high-speed
Java version of its Encryptonite Software Toolkit. RPK's Encryptonite
Software Toolkit for Java allows software developers to easily add globally
strong encryption to stand-alone Java applications or Web browser Java
applets. The RPK Encryptonite Toolkit for Java offers a no-compromise
security solution for Java developers needing platform independence because
it performs at ninety-five percent of the speed of native code versions. It
is ideal for high-data-flow and resource-limited applications like
streaming media, secure music and video delivery,...
[MD1] RasterMaster 3.0 for Java
RasterMaster 3.0 for Java Released
The Fastest Java Imaging SDK Available!
Newton, MA (September 22, 1999) Snowbound Software has announced the
release of Version 3.0 of its RasterMaster for Java Imaging SDK. Based on
its award-winning RasterMaster technology, the newest Java version offers
even more speed, capability and functionality than ever before.
One of RasterMaster 3.0 for Java's most impressive additions is that it is
up to 10 TIMES (10X) FASTER than Version 2.0, making it the fastest Java
Imaging SDK available for developers. Professional imaging functions such
as anti-aliased display, zoom, rotation in 90 degree to screen and any
angle in memory, display pan and scroll, deskew, and despeckle are truly
lightning fast in RasterMaster for Java's easy to use API.
Other powerful additions to RasterMaster for Java are PCL output, JPEG
saving, high resolution printing, large image support for engineering
drawings, EPS output and more!
RasterMaster 3.0 for Java supports many image...
[MD1] VOODOO Server 1.1
PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VOODOO Server 1.1 Released -
Robust and Easy-To-Use Version Control for CodeWarrior Developers
Hagenberg, AUSTRIA, September-22-1999, UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH is pleased to
announce the immediate availability of the new version 1.1 of their
flagship version control tool VOODOO Server.
"Initially, the new version was intended to be just a maintenance release.
However, since users reported only a few minor problems with VOODOO Server
1.0, we could spend our time on new features and efficiency improvements
rather than on bug fixes. Nevertheless, we are pleased to offer the upgrade
for free to all registered customers of VOODOO Server" said Christoph
Reichenberger, VOODOO product manager, UNI SOFTWARE PLUS.
VOODOO Server 1.1 comes with:
- Mac OS 9 compatibility (including support for connectivity over IP!)
- A new "Fetch Read-Only" command
- Support for file comparison with MS Word
- Navigation Services support
- Improved Appearance support
[NPL] XLR8 G3 Now, G4 Later Deal
For Immediate Release
September 21, 1999
XLR8 Announces "Fall Into G4" Promotion
Buy an XLR8 G3 processor upgrade now, upgrade to a G4 processor at a lower
ATLANTA, GA -- Today, XLR8, the award-winning leader in Macintosh
performance and peripherals, announced its new Fall Into G4 promotion. This
promotion allows users to purchase their MACh Carrier G3* upgradeable
upgrade immediately (Fall '99), then upgrade to G4 for as little as $500 in
January when new software and better revisions of the G4 CPU are expected.
The initial upgrade purchase plus the cost of a G4 upgrade in January is
less than the current price of a G4 upgrade alone.
The Fall Into G4 Promotion offers professionals a range of benefits:
* immediate access to maximum G3 performance and 100% compatibility
* begin working up to 10 times faster while Motorola's G4 is perfected
* upgrade to G4 beginning in January at a lower cost
* XLR8's forthcoming AltiVecTM performance options, at no additional cost
[NPL] Entera Delievers Free Windows Streaming Server for...
ENTERA DELIVERS WINDOWS STREAMING SERVER FOR QUICKTIME 4
--Free, Standards-based RTSP/RTP Server Provides Endless New and Exciting
Applications for End Users, Content Providers and ISPs to Stream QuickTime
from Windows Platform--
Fremont, CA,September 21, 1999 - Entera, Inc. today announced an RTSP/RTP
(Real-Time Streaming Protocol/Real-Time Protocol) server for Apple's
QuickTime 4(R) technology using the Microsoft Windows platform. The new
RTSP Streaming Server from Entera allows end users, content providers, and
ISPs to stream movies, music, and interactive content using QuickTime 4 on
a Windows 32-bit platform.
This free software opens up endless opportunities for new and exciting
applications using streaming technology.
"Standards-based streaming protocols such as RTSP fill in one of the
critical pieces required to enable theater-quality streaming content over
the Internet," said John Scharber, president and CEO of Entera, Inc. "By
providing a free and easily available RTSP...
[NPL] Insider FontAgent 8.0.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INSIDER FONTAGENT 8.0.1 ENHANCES USER REGISTRATION
September 20, 1999 [Carlsbad, CA] Insider Software today announced Insider
FontAgent 8.0.1. The latest version improves the software's registration
process. A registered copy now remains unlocked if the Extensions are
disabled or a new System folder is installed.
All users of FontAgent 8.0 are urged to install the new version and unlock
it with their Access Code. "Once FontAgent 8.0.1 is properly unlocked",
said Rio Sabadicci, President and CEO, "it will remain registered even if a
new System folder or a Demo of a newer FontAgent 8 is installed. This is
the closest we've seen to 'unlock it and throw away the key'".
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The new release is free to all licensed users of Insider FontAgent 8. Users
can download FontAgent 8 and analyze their font collections for free. To
enable FontAgent 8 to repair and reorganize their fonts, users must
purchase a full license. The FontAgent 8 Standard Edition...
[NPL] Fresh Start 1.1
Fresh Start 1.1 posted.
September 19 1999 -- Murray Yar IT today posted the version 1.1 of Fresh
Start, a program designed for shared Macintoshes. Fresh Start restores a
Macintosh's configuration -- preferences, PRAM and some system settings --
to a standard state at each restart.
Changes from Fresh Start 1.0:
* Version 1.1 is a little more flexible in how it deals with preferences:
1. It is now possible to allow some preferences not to be restored each
time. This is useful if an application's preference files are used to store
ongoing information. For example, in a children's learning program, names
and scores are often stored in the preference file. Restoring the file at
restart would wipe the information added during the previous session.
2. Now, if new applications are added to the Macintosh after Fresh Start
has started functioning, their preferences are no longer erased by Fresh
Start -- instead, they are ignored.
* Splash screens have been revised slightly.
* A few bug fixes,...
[NPL] PowerLogix Gets G4 Fix for B&W G3s Working
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- September 17, 1999 -- PowerLogix, the first company to
demonstrate working G4 processor upgrades for Macs, today announced they
have completed the first fix to allow ALL Blue and White G3's to take a G4
"Our engineers simply would not rest until this patch was completed. We
wanted to be able to offer the PowerForce G4 cards to all G3 owners and not
just Beige and SOME B&W owners," said Robert Jagitsch, President of
PowerLogix R&D, Inc. "It isn't magic. It is just evidence of our
committment to offer quality upgrade products to the Power Mac market."
For more information, contact PowerLogix R&D, Inc, 3921 Steck Avenue, Ste
A-105, Austin, Texas 78759, (512) 795-2978, Fax: (512) 795-2981,
[MD1] PDF-Blit 1.0 adds PDF authoring to BBEdit
For Immediate Release 9-17-99
WILTON, CT--Independent developer and MACTECH contributor Kas Thomas has
announced the availability of a free plug-in for BBEdit called PDF-Blit
1.0, which gives BBEdit users the ability to export their work in Adobe
Portable Document Format (PDF).
The freeware tool is available now at the following sites:
"I was shocked when I announced the plug-in on a Thursday afternoon, and by
9:00 the next morning had served 24,000 page hits and 6,000 downloads of
the software," Thomas noted after the plug-in's September 16 introduction.
"I had no idea it would be this popular. It's turning into a phenomenon."
Thomas notes that he developed the plug-in in the process of writing an
article on PDF for an upcoming issue of MACTECH. The article will feature
source code for a skeleton version of the plug-in.
"I use BBEdit myself and...
[MD1] VR Worx: Complete Suite of QTVR Authoring Tools
VR TOOLBOX, INC. TO SHIP "THE VR WORX" - COMPLETE SUITE OF AUTHORING TOOLS
FOR QUICKTIME VR.
Pittsburgh, PA, September 17, 1999 -- VR Toolbox, Inc. today officially
announced that it would begin shipping The VR Worx at the beginning of
October. The VR Worx is VR Toolbox's complete suite of authoring tools for
QuickTime VR. Available for both Macintosh and Windows platforms, the
company heralds the product as the ultimate software solution for the user
who needs all that QuickTime VR has to offer. VR Toolbox has taken their
outstanding individual programs and built them into a single integrated
tool suite, building from the base they created with VR ObjectWorx, VR
PanoWorx and VR SceneWorx.
The VR Worx is comprised of three QTVR Modules composed in a single
interface. The user is presented a selection panel for choosing either the
Panoramic Module, the Object Module or the Scene Module. QTVR movies are
constructed and interwoven as required. And, VR Toolbox has significantly
[MD1] NameCleaner 2.0
Sig Software is proud to announce the release of NameCleaner 2.0.0.
NameCleaner is an industrial-strength utility for the Macintosh OS to
manipulate file names and types. It is specially designed to help move
files to and from foreign file systems such as MS-DOS, Windows 3.x,
Windows95, Windows NT, NetWare and Unix.
The main addition in version 2.0.0 is a contextual menu module which allows
files, folders or entire volumes to be cleaned or prepared for cleaning
instantly and directly within the Finder.
The NameCleaner page is at: http://www.sigsoftware.com/namecleaner/
[NPL] VSE Web Site Turbo 3.0.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Germany, 17 September 1999. Voget Selbach Enterprises (VSE) announced today
the release of VSE Web Site Turbo 3.0.1.
VSE Web Site Turbo is a tool that tries to prevent web surfers from leaving
a web site before it has been loaded.
It does that by making web pages load as fast as possible. VSE Web Site
Turbo strips unneeded data from web pages, resulting in size reductions
averaging from 20 to 50 percent based on content. It also optimizes JPEG
and GIF images.
The faster a web site loads, the better is the visitor's impression of the
company, the web site and the product.
NEW IN VSE WEB SITE TURBO 3.0.1
The new version 3.0.1 fixes various bugs that could change the appearance
of the optimized files under certain circumstances. In addition, trying to
optimize large non-web pages such as QuickTime movies or sounds could crash
Further information about VSE Web Site Turbo:
DOWNLOAD AND DISTRIBUTION...
[NPL] EtherPeek 4 for Macintosh, Now Shipping
AG Group Ships EtherPeek(TM) 4 for Macintosh!
WALNUT CREEK, California -September 13, 1999
AG Group, Inc. announced today the release of EtherPeek 4 for Macintosh.
This new, completely rewritten release adds many new enhancements to an
already robust feature set. EtherPeek is well-known industry wide for its
friendly GUI and powerful troubleshooting and debugging capabilities. This
new release has been optimized for the latest Mac OS as well as taking
advantage of the G3 processor and PCI-based Macs.
"As we did 10 years ago with the introduction of EtherPeek, we are once
again raising the bar for protocol analyzers. EtherPeek has more power and
is easier than ever to use," says Mahboud Zabetian, President, AG Group,
"I no longer need to stop running a capture session in order to monitor
another network issue. I can just create a new window with its own filters,
and have many independent capture sessions running simultaneously," adds
Michael Wise, of Wired Magazine, a long-time...
[NPL] RealProducer Plus
RealNetworks has released a new Mac version of the RealProducer G2 and
RealProducer Plus G2 version 6.1. They are both immediately available at:
RealProducer G2 is free and RealProducer Plus G2 is available for $149.99.
RealProducer and RealProducer Plus are the leading applications for web
broadcasting RealAudio and RealVideo, on Mac, Windows and Linux platforms.
Using the RealProducer Plus G2 and a RealServer G2, authors broadcast on
the Internet to over 77 million RealPlayer users, by creating RealAudio and
RealVideo from multimedia formats such as Quicktime, AIFF, AVI, WAV and
Today's release adds powerful capabilities to the Mac RealProducer G2 and
RealProducer Plus G2:
- Live recording of RealAudio and RealVideo to file
- Latest generation RealVideo codec with improved playback performance in
the RealPlayer G2
- Integration with search engines via an online database
The new release builds on the existing capabilities of RealProducer...
[NPL] Troi Plug-in Power CD-Rom for FileMaker Pro
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Troi Automatisering ships Troi Plug-in Power CD-ROM for FileMaker Pro 4.
Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands, September 14, 1999--Troi Automatisering
today announced it has begun shipment of the Troi Plug-in Power CD-ROM
volume 2, for FileMaker Pro 4.0 (or later) on Mac and Windows.
The Plug-in Power CD-ROM contains demonstrations of 10 powerful Troi
Plug-ins for FileMaker Pro and more than 20 plug-ins from other leading
third party developers. You'll find all the plug-in demonstrations neatly
organized and the CD-ROM saves you from hunting down the plug-ins from the
Peter Baanen, company president, states that "This CD-ROM was also
distributed at the 1999 Developer Conference in San Diego. We got a great
response there and we are happy to provide it to the whole FileMaker
What is this CD-ROM?
- A hybrid, cross platform CD-ROM (works on Mac and Windows95/98/NT)
- Contains full working demo versions of all Troi Plug-ins
- Features plug-ins from...
[NPL] VSE Be Found 1.4
Germany, 15 September 1999. Voget Selbach Enterprises (VSE) has released a
new version of their web site promotion tool VSE Be Found.
VSE Be Found analyzes web pages and gives concrete tips how to improve them
to obtain a higher ranking on search engines. Then it automatically submits
them to popular search engines such as AltaVista, Excite, Lycos, etc.
VSE Be Found comes with 37 pre-installed search engines and directories. In
contrast to other applications it supports more complex URL submissions to
search engines that require to give details about categories, contact
It also features a built-in FTP client.
NEW IN VSE BE FOUND 1.4
The new version offers over a dozen improved features and some minor bug
fixes. Since many search engines have changed their submission process in
the last month, several search engine expansion kits have been updated to
reflect these changes.
Further information about VSE Be Found 1.4: -)
[NPL] Sonnet 500 MHz G3
For Release: September 15, 1999
For More Information, please contact:
Sonnet Announces 500 MHz G3 Upgrades
for G3, PCI, and "Upgrade-challenged" Power Macs
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 15, 1999 - Sonnet Technologies, the leading
manufacturer of performance upgrade products for Apple Macintosh
computers, announces for immediate shipment the 500 MHz G3 upgrade cards
for the PCI and G3 Power Macintoshes. This new speed tops the robust Sonnet
line of Encore G3, Crescendo G3/PCI, and Crescendo G3/L2 upgrade cards. All
the new cards are configured with 1MB 2:1 ratio backside cache, and earn
impressive MacBench 4.0 processor scores of 1700 to 1800.
Encore G3 500 MHz
The Encore G3 500 MHz for G3 Power Macs is designed with unique
auto-configuration hardware. . This exclusive design adjusts the bus speed
multiplier to run the card at 500 MHz without requiring jumpers, switches,
or control panels. Whether upgrading a 66 MHz bus speed platinum G3 or a
[NPL] Sorenson Broadcaster from Terran Interactive
LIVE BROADCASTING OVER THE INTERNET FROM TERRAN INTERACTIVE
Availability of Sorenson Broadcaster from Terran Interactive provides
developers a one stop shop of tools for delivering both live and on-demand
content via the Internet.
Los Gatos, CA (September 14, 1999) Terran Interactive, a wholly- owned
subsidiary of Media 100, Inc. (Nasdaq:MDEA) and the leading developer and
distributor of compression tools and encoders for preparing high quality
media for the Internet, announced today the immediate availability of
Sorenson Broadcaster. The Sorenson Broadcaster is a product of Sorenson
Vision, Inc. which enables developers to encode and broadcast live events
and is available directly from Terran Interactive.
"Media Cleaner Pro leads the industry in enabling new media broadcasters to
deliver high-quality on-demand content," said John Geyer, vice president of
sales and marketing at Terran Interactive. "With the addition of Sorenson
Broadcaster to our product offerings, Terran now...
[MD1] H2C 1.5
Antoine Beyeler proudly annouces the release of the much-awaited H2C 1.5.
H2C is a time saving jewel for C++ programmers.
Instead of declaring each class member functions twice -- once in the
header file (.h) and once in the source file (.cp) -- H2C automatically
generates a source file containing all the class member functions from a
given header file.
++ rapid access with drag and drop of header files
++ plug-in architecture to create personalized output (source files written
with a customized style, or, for example, code documentation template
generation or object database filling)
++ now ships with Template 1.0, a plug-in based on template text file that
provide an even easier way to personalize H2C
Changes in version 1.5:
++ C++ parser completely rewritten
++ support for many C++ features added
++ API strongly modified and improved to take advantage of the new parser
++ new Template plug-in
++ Appearance Manager aware (but still compatible with...
[MD1] VSE File Pirate 3.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Germany, 14 September 1999. Voget Selbach Enterprises (VSE) announced today
the release of VSE File Pirate 3.0.
VSE File Pirate is a tool that extracts sounds, pictures, patterns, icons
and text from games, application and documents.
For example, VSE File Pirate makes it easy to use the "You've got mail"
sound from AOL with other e-mail appications such as Outlook Express.
The application makes it possible to find the "hidden multimedia library"
that is on everybody's hard disk and on every shareware CD-ROM.
Further information can be found at
NEW IN VSE FILE PIRATE 3.0
The application is completely rewritten. It is now much easier to use, it
is about two times faster than the previous version and it now also finds
patterns, cursors and icons.
DOWNLOAD AND DISTRIBUTION
VSE File Pirate is a shareware application. It can be included free of
charge on shareware CD-ROMs.
The application can be downloaded at:
[MD1] iEmpower Mac OS 9.0 Security Software
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 14, 1999
For more information contact:
Empower Pro Sales
Empower Pro Announces iEmpower, Security Software for Mac OS 9.0
Campbell, CA, September 14, 1999..... Empower Pro, the Internet-based
software company offering protection and access control software for the
Macintosh family of computers announced plans today to offer a special
version of their Empower Pro security software specifically designed for
Mac OS 9.0 employing Apple's newest operating system technology. iEmpower
promises to revolutionize Macintosh security.
"We see significant interest from the business and aerospace community in
Apple Computer's new line of supercomputers," stated Aaron Pihlman, Manager
of Empower Pro Corporate Sales. "So we will be offering a completely
redesigned version of Empower Pro software taking advantage of Apple's new
operating system. This new technology blended with our proven technology
and backed by our 24 X...
[NPL] Retrospect 4.2 for Macintosh
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANNOUNCING RETROSPECT 4.2 FOR MACINTOSH
Free upgrade of award-winning backup software includes new cross-platform
client license support and advanced networking features
ORINDA, CA--September 14, 1999--Dantz Development Corporation announced
today continued support for the Macintosh(R) by releasing a free upgrade to
the popular Retrospect(R) backup software. Retrospect 4.2 adds flexible
application-based client licensing that allows any Macintosh running
Retrospect to easily back up both Macintosh and Windows(R) computers across
the network. Administrators are no longer required to purchase separate
Retrospect Client packs for each platform. Other new features include
advanced networking to back up computers across routers, HTML-based help,
and an upgraded disaster recovery CD.
Retrospect 4.2 is a free upgrade to registered users of version 4.1 and
will be available via the Dantz Online Store starting October 1, 1999.
PRODUCT LINE CHANGES
With the release of...
[MD1] HEURIS' Software for MPEG in After Effects 4.1
For Immediate Release
HEURIS Announces New Product Compatibility with Adobe After Effects
After Effects 4.1 users can now use HEURIS' software to convert directly to
MPEG-1 and MPEG-2
St. Louis, MO, September 10, 1999 - HEURIS, makers of the most widely used
professional MPEG encoder, MPEG Power Professional*, is pleased to report
that the newly released Adobe After Effects 4.1 is now compatible with
all products in their award-winning line of MPEG encoding software. HEURIS'
software MPEG encoders read Adobe After Effects files via the shared
QuickTime* export component and directly convert them into MPEG files. This
direct conversion saves time and prevents the potential quality loss
associated with rendering the video to a different file format prior to
"What our customers really want is compatibility," said Brian Quandt,
president of HEURIS. "Adobe's adoption of the QuickTime* export component
allows all of our products to connect directly with After Effects. Now all...
[MD1] Jasik Releases MacNosy 9/9/99
Sept 10, 1999
Jasik Designs has uploaded it latest update ( 9/9/99 ) to it's Debugger and
The update includes features to make it compatible with Apple's upcoming
versions of the Mac OS, and the newly released Macintosh G4's.
e-mail was sent out to all users whose subscriptions are 'current' and who
I have an e-mail address for.
If you are a Jasik Debugger user and have NOT received the notice, then
please send me an e-mail with your name, company, address.
For further information on the Jasik Debugger, see my web page at:
Steve Jasik Author of 'The Debugger & MacNosy'
343 Trenton Way (http://www.jasik.com)
Menlo Park CA 94025 650-322-1386 Voice Only
[MD1] Garage.com Receives $12 million Investment
Just in case you were interested in what Guy Kawasaki is up to these days...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Garage.com Receives $12 million Investment from E*TRADE, ATV, Mayfield
Fund, and Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Group
Web-based Firm Raises More Than $60 Million for 20 Technology Startups in 1999
PALO ALTO, Calif., September 13, 1999 -- Garage.com, a Web-based
early-stage venture financing firm, today announced it has successfully
completed a $12 million round of financing led by E*TRADE Group (NASDAQ:
EGRP) with additional investments from Advanced Technology Ventures,
Mayfield Fund, Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Group, and other
investors. Garage.com will use the funds to continue to expand its
operations from Silicon Valley, Boston, and Seattle into high tech centers
throughout the United States and around the world.
"The private equity market is experiencing explosive growth. Thousands of
talented entrepreneurs in garages around the world need seed capital to get...
[NPL] Text Cleaner 1.6
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TEXT CLEANER 1.6 UPGRADE ADDS XPRESS LINK
TAKOMA PARK, MD September 13, 1999--Studio 405, Inc. announced the
immediate availability of Text Cleaner 1.6, an upgrade to the popular text
utility for the Macintosh. New features include the cleaning of QuarkXpress
documents directly within QuarkXpress with Text Cleaner Xpress Link, a
speed increase, improved cleaning sequences and the option to remove PC
line feeds. The upgrade is free for all registered users.
Text Cleaner was designed to eliminate the need for common
search-and-replace routines to prepare text for print or World-Wide Web
publication. Correct typesetting marks and input error correction in
handled in one pass and is compatible with any application that allows text
Text Cleaner feature highlights:
Removes multiple spaces, returns and tabs
Creates curly or straight quotes
Corrects foot and inch measurement marks
Corrects apostrophes for year abbreviations
Creates or removes en and em...