Funnel Web 3.7
Announcing Funnel Web 3.7
Active Concepts, today released Funnel Web 3.7, an upgrade to its leading
web site analysis product, which is now optimized for Windows 2000 and the
PowerMac G4 velocity engine. This version features analysis support for
several new search engines such as Viola, Google, DirectHit and several
This version also supports improved speed and Virtual domain reporting,
including support for the Welcome plugin and various other bug fixes and
improvements. Updaters are available for existing users from:
New users can download a free 30 day trial from
The Active Concepts Team
Intelligent analysis for your eBusiness needs
Sapphire Innovations: Announcements
Here's assorted releases from Sapphire Innovations.
web site: http://www.sapphire-innovations.com
contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
28th February 2000 Sapphire Innovations announces 'Cog Edges' New
Borders/Frames For Frame Plugins
Sapphire Innovations, today announced Cog Edges, a new set of 100 excellent
borders for frame plugins.
Edges/Borders in the style of cog and gear shapes. Royalty-free shapes that
can be used to create that special touch for any picture. Also perfect as a
special effect using various features in plugins from Extensis or Auto/FX.
These borders are in the form of JPGs and can be used in other graphics
applications as well.
Demo versions exist on the i-us.com site and at
Pricing and Availability Information
Cog Edges is now available for NT , 95, 98, and MacIntosh and is priced at
$US 19.95. Prices are subject to change without notice. The product is
ACI Unveils New 4D Summit 2000 Site
March 14, 2000. San Jose, CA.
ACI Unveils New 4D Summit 2000 Site
ACI US, publishers of the 4th Dimension RAD/RDBMS Environment, in
cooperation with Automated Solutions Group, Inc., ASG, unveiled the new 4D
Summit Conference web site today, 4DSummit.com. 4DSummit.com is the source
for all of the latest information on what is planned for the 4D Summit
Conference 2000 to be held in October. The web site will be updated
throughout the year as ACI, ASG, and the 4D User Community make decisions
on topics like seminar content, scheduling, and events.
"We want to be sure that information about the conference is available to
all 4D users," said Brendan Coveney, President ACI US, Inc. "We also hope
that this will make it easier for all members of the 4D community to let us
know what topics they would like covered at this year's conference."
"Automated Solutions Group is excited to be a part of the 2000 4D Summit,
showing our continued dedication to the 4D community," stated Michael S....
For Immediate Release:
LightWork Design Announces the Release of LightWorks v5.5
High-Speed Photorealism: Developers Can Integrate Fast, Industry-Leading
Photorealistic Rendering in Just Four Days
CHICAGO (March 13, 2000) - LightWork Design, the worldwide leading supplier
of rendering engines for 3D design software applications, today announced
the shipment of the new release of its flagship product, LightWorks* v5.5.
LightWorks rendering technology is designed for direct integration into 3D
software applications, providing fast, leading-edge rendering for producing
photorealistic 3D images and animations. The newest release, LightWorks
v5.5, features a new Application Layer and enhanced performance.
By using the LightWorks Application Layer, developers can integrate
LightWorks into their product within four days. They get their product to
market faster with minimal use of in-house development resources --
resulting in a higher return on investment.
LightWork Design is showcasing this...
AppMaker/Tools Plus Bundle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Macintosh Developer Bundle Boosts Productivity
GRANTHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE/OAKVILLE, ONTARIO -- Industry leaders in Macintosh
development tools, Bowers Development and Water's Edge Software, have
announced immediate availability of the AppMaker/Tools Plus software
development bundle. The bundle combines two award-winning development
tools: Bowers Development's AppMaker, the visual application designer and
code/resource generator, and Water's Edge Software's Tools Plus Pro
libraries and framework, best known for its compact and simple source code,
and its feature richness.
AppMaker is a visual application builder that lets programmers design their
application by simply dragging and dropping user interface elements, and by
setting object properties. With a click of a button, AppMaker generates an
application's resources and complete source code in C++ or Pascal. All the
developer needs to do is compile his project, and the application is ready
Tools Plus Pro is...
Troi Plug-In Power 3 CD-ROM for FileMaker Pro 4 & 5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Troi Automatisering ships Troi Plug-in Power 3 CD-ROM for FileMaker Pro 4 & 5.
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, March 13, 2000--Troi Automatisering
today announced it has begun shipment of the Troi Plug-in Power CD-ROM
volume 3, for FileMaker Pro 4 and 5 on Mac and Windows.
The Plug-in Power CD-ROM contains demonstrations of 10 powerful Troi
Plug-ins for FileMaker Pro and some 20 plug-ins from other leading
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 Internet.
Peter Baanen, company president, states that "This CD-ROM is the follow-up
of vol.2, which had a great response at the 1999 Developer Conference in
San Diego. Vol.3 is again a collection of the best plug-ins available, most
of them Filemaker 5 compatible.".
The Troi Plug-in Power 3 CD-ROM:
- Is a hybrid, cross platform CD-ROM, and works on Mac and Windows
- Offers full working demo versions of all Troi...
Developer Support for Adobe InDesign 1.5 Accelerates
For Immediate Release
Developer Support for Adobe InDesign 1.5 Accelerates
Market Momentum for InDesign 1.5 Increases as ISVs Deliver Supporting Products
San Jose, Calif. (March 13, 2000) (Nasdaq:ADBE)-Taking advantage of the
open development environment and accelerating market momentum of Adobe
InDesign software, Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced broad-based
support from leading vendors in the professional publishing field who have
committed to deliver complementary add-on solutions designed to extend the
product's functionality. InDesign 1.5, the latest version of Adobe's
professional page layout and design program, is based on an open,
object-oriented architecture that enables Adobe, third-party developers and
system integrators to create solutions and add services faster and more
simply than previously possible. (For product details, please see the
related Adobe InDesign 1.5 product announcement made today.)
"When InDesign was introduced last year, we forecasted that it...
eMacSoftware.com Expands to Include Mac Shareware/Freeware
EMACSOFTWRE.COM EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MACINTOSH SHAREWARE AND FREEWARE SITE.
Burlingame, CA.-March 7, 2000--eMacSoftware.com, the leader in
Macintosh-only software downloads, has partnered with MacShareware.com to
announce the launch of a new web site offering Macintosh-only freeware and
shareware products. EMacshareware.com (http://www.emacshareware.com) debuts
with hundreds of titles that cover a wide-array of categories, offering
Macintosh users a dedicated resource for all of their software needs.
"Independent software developers have been writing great freeware and
shareware products for the Macintosh for years," said eMacSoftware.com's
co-founder, Anthony Guerrero. "We are pleased to provide a single avenue
for Macintosh users to find these great products. EMacShareware.com, along
with eMacSoftware.com, continues our commitment to provide Macintosh users
with a single resource for all of their Macintosh needs.
EMacShareware.com will employ all the benefits and features that...
Vicomsoft's 11 Internet Connectivity Software Server Modules
Vicomsoft Announces Release Of Eleven Internet Connectivity Software Server
Mountain View Firm Now Offers Software Server Modules For Enhanced Internet
Sharing, Throughput And Network Administration In Modular Product Line
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (INTERNET WIRE) -- 03/09/2000 -- Vicomsoft,the
Internet connectivity specialists, today announced the availability of
eleven individual Internet connectivity software server modules. The
modules, which provide enhanced and extended Internet sharing functionality
to multiple LAN users, are available individually as add-ons to Vicomsoft's
popular SoftRouter or as bundled server suites in the Internet Gateway
"Users today require far more than basic connectivity when connecting their
LANs to the Internet." said Brian Morris, President of Vicomsoft. "We now
provide a broad range of extended Internet connectivity servers for
connection sharing, throughput enhancement, security and filtering,
available in a variety of modular...
March 8, 2000
For Immediate Release:
Aestiva Helps Small Businesses Get Big Time Web Results
Torrance, CA -- Any business, no matter how small, can afford the same
types of technology that have allowed Amazon.com and Yahoo Shopping to
become major players in the world of e-commerce. Aestiva HTML/OS, Aestiva,
L.L.C.'s core product, allows anyone to design advanced Web sites without
CGI programming or the need for complex integration tools.
Amazon, Yahoo and other large companies have developed, in-house and at
great expense, Web-based operating platforms that allow them to build and
update dynamic, interactive sites. D. M. Silverberg, Director of Technology
for Aestiva, wants America's millions of small businesses to know that they
can enjoy the same kind of online presence as the most famous e-business
success stories. And with Aestiva, they can do it without spending a lot of
time or money.
"Web-based platforms are not new," Silverberg says, "but Aestiva makes that
StuffIt Engine SDK 5.5
ALADDIN SYSTEMS' NEW STUFFIT COMPRESSION SOFTWARE DEVELOPER'S KIT HELPS
DEVELOPERS CUT DISTRIBUTION COSTS
Software Developers Can Now Include The Latest StuffIt Compression And
Decompression Technology Within Their Software To Create Faster Downloads,
Use Less Space, And Access A Variety Of Internet File Types
Watsonville, CA - March 8, 2000 - Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTC NQB: ALHI) and publisher
of the worldwide Macintosh compression standard, StuffIt(tm), today
announced it is now shipping the StuffIt Engine(tm) Software Developer Kit
(SDK), version 5.5 for Macintosh. The StuffIt Engine gives third-party
software built-in support for StuffIt archives (.sit), the Macintosh
standard for archiving and compression, and most efficient file compression
By licensing the StuffIt Engine, a developer's product can easily create
smaller StuffIt 5.5 archives (.sit), self-extracting archives (.sea), and
General Edit 1.1
Quadrivio Delivers General Edit 1.1
Powerful Tool Debugs and Analyzes Complex File Formats
BERKELEY, CA-March 8, 2000-Quadrivio Corporation today announced
availability of General Edit 1.1, an update to the file utility designed to
help programmers view or edit data files with complex binary formats.
General Edit is a valued addition to the toolbox of Mac OS developers.
Users report saving days of debugging effort through the utility's ability
to display simply, clearly, and interactively the contents of complicated
The tool is a powerful alternative to simple hex or ASCII file editors. The
user types familiar, C-like statements to specify the file format. The
format is checked and compiled interactively and the tool immediately
displays the file's contents in one or more formats. The file's format
specification can be saved separately and reused. The latest version ships
with example definitions for portions of the PICT, TIFF, and QuickTime file
Web Magnet plug-in for FileMaker
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vincenzo P. Menanno
New plug-in gives FileMaker Pro the power to directly control online content.
Phoenix, Arizona February 2000 - Waves In Motion, L.L.C. (wmotion.com) has
recently released its full version of the Web Magnet, a plug-in for
Macintosh versions of FileMaker Pro, which focuses the versatility and ease
of use of the number one selling database into a powerful web asset
Web Magnet users can combine the plug-in's rich feature-set to manage
Intranets, public Internet sites and even help manage secure content on
Extranets. Included in the Web Magnet plug-in are these valuable features:
* Get/Post Images
* Get/Post HTML/FTP/HTTPS
* Review Image Size & Details
* Get/Post files
* Download URL Content
* Automate compress & post features on the fly!
"Never before have FileMaker developers been given such an easy way to
manage online content from within FileMaker as with the Web Magnet."...
Subject: WebsiteDietician in version 1.1.1 available
WebsiteDietician, the web content optimizing tool, has just been updated to
- File with the postfix ".shtm" will now also be processed
- The registration fee is now only US$ 25.00
WebsiteDietician's home page is at
Screenshots are visible at (http://www.blueline-studios.com/wdIntrfc.html)
Its support section is located at
Press material is available at (http://www.blueline-studios.com/wdPress.html)
Contact: Daniel C. Kueng
BLUE LINE STUDIOS
Phone: ++41 61 322 3555
Fax: ++41 61 322 3555
OpenBase RADstudio 1.0 ships, ODBC driver available
1. RADstudio 1.0 ships
2. OpenBase to offer RADstudio training
3. OpenBase 6.0.9 available for all platforms including MacOS X DP3
4. OpenBase ODBC driver provided for Windows
1. RADstudio 1.0 SHIPS - POWERFUL CROSS-PLATFORM DEPLOYMENT
FRANCESTOWN, NEW HAMPSHIRE March 7, 2000 OpenBase International, Ltd.
ships RADstudio, a database development environment for building
cross-platform applications. Featuring a powerful drag & drop interface and
4GL, RADstudio offers the power to build scalable database applications in
a fraction of the time it takes with other products. Programs built with
RADstudio can be deployed on MacOS 8/9/X, Windows, Solaris, Linux and other
operating systems that support Java.
"OpenBase RADstudio allows mere mortals to exploit the power of relational
databases," says Scott Keith, Director of Software Engineering, "It has a
unique method for organizing database screens so users...
Viewbar for Mac OS
ALLADVANTAGE.COM RELEASES MAC OS VIEWBAR;
INTERNET INFOMEDIARY NOW DELIVERS CROSS-PLATFORM BENEFITS
Opens New Channel of Communication For Advertisers,
Allows Mac Users To Protect & Profit From Own Online Data
HAYWARD, CA, March 7, 2000 - Internet infomediary AllAdvantage.com today
announced the release of their first proprietary Mac OS Compatible Viewbar
communications window. The announcement follows the recently released
upgrade of its PC compatible Viewbar. The Mac Viewbar offers advertisers
access to an entirely new audience and offers Mac users their first
opportunity to benefit from AllAdvantage.com membership, allowing them to
collect, protect and profit from their personal data and to receive
targeted information based on that data.
AllAdvantage.com provides online consumers a unique tool, the propriety
Viewbar, for profiting from their personal data. By using the Viewbar,
members can build their online profiles of surfing behavior. This
information is kept private, but...
For immediate release
MacPopUp 1.1 Released
Both Macintosh and Windows versions are available now
March 7, 2000 - Today Kanex Group Inc. released MacPopUp 1.1.
MacPopUp is a program that allows Mac users to exchange instant messages
with other users on any local area network (LAN). With MacPopUp, you can
send and receive messages from different operating systems such as Mac OS,
Windows 95/98, Windows NT/2000, Windows for Workgroups, Linux and other
MacPopUp 1.1 for Macintosh and MacPopUp 1.0b for Windows have been released
simultaneously. Now Windows users can enjoy themselves using MacPopUp
previously available only for Macintosh.
The high-speed information exchange in your office is not a dream. With
MacPopUp it's become possible to communicate faster and easier using your
powerful local network for your business. MacPopUp lets you exchange
instant messages on all major computer platforms: Mac OS and Windows. It's
just an ideal solution for workgroups and departments no...
Macsense XRouter with new PPP over Ethernet
For Immediate Release
Portland, OR - March 7, 2000
Dr. Bott LLC now distributing the XRouter with PPPoE
Dr. Bott is pleased to be distributing the Macsense XRouter with new PPP
over Ethernet support!
The XRouter just got better! It now supports DSL accounts that require a
name and password when logging in. If you have DSL service with companies
like BellSouth, BellAtlantic, PacBell, MindSpring and Earthlink that
require the use of WinPoet, MacPoet, or EnterNet, the XRouter can now
assume the role of logging in and will share that single Internet
connection to all the computers on your network.
* Multi-Platform Support through Internet standards
* Easy Configuration
* NAT Security
* Built-in Ethernet Hub with uplink port
* WAN interface
* Network LED indicators
* Up to 252 simultaneous users
* Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet support
* Virtual Server Mapping
* DHCP Server
* Web-Base Management
* Upgradable Firmware
* Changeable IP Address...
QuickCode Pro v4.0b7
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Automated Solutions Group Announces QuickCode Pro v4.0b7
Huntington Beach, CA - March 6, 2000: Automated Solutions Group today
announced the public beta release of QuickCode Pro 4.0b7 for the Macintosh,
the popular assistant editor for 4th Dimension. A full working version,
limited to 30 days of use, can be downloaded from http://www.asgsoft.com.
QuickCode Pro (QCP) dramatically enhances the 4th Dimension method editor
with a host of features designed to simplify and accelerate the process of
writing 4D code.
New QuickCode Pro Bug Fixes
- Comments on the first line of a method would not auto-wrap.
- When AutoComment wrapped a word, if the word started with '[' it would not
be wrapped with the word.
- Using the Comment Tool would disable auto-scrolling.
- Structures with subtables would confuse the Forms Tool, resulting in
incorrect lists of forms for some tables.
- If floating windows were open when the Load/Save...
AppMaker Adds Scripting and Overriding
Grantham, NH - March 5, 2000 - Bowers Development has posted an update for
AppMaker #12 to generate scriptable applications. With this update,
AppMaker generates the 'aete' resource, and code to resolve object
references, to handle GetData and SetData events, and to create elements.
Another new feature in this update is the ability to "override" generated
code with your own code. You can specify an override name for the App, Doc,
windows, dialogs, or DataDefs. AppMaker's generated code will instantiate
your class instead of the standard class. Your override class is assumed to
be a subclass of the standard class. I.e. your code overrides the standard
code. This "override" feature along with previous features helps separate
hand-written code from generated code. It should be possible to never have
to modify generated code.
This update supports C++ with the Apple toolbox. A previous update
supported PowerPlant. In the coming weeks we will post updates for our
ASCon-A 2.0b2: Converts Text Between Mac/Windows
From: Peter Baral (Peter.Baral@medienwerkstatt-online.de)
Subject: PR: ASCon-A text converter utility
ASCon-A text converter utility for MacOS
MHLACKER, GERMANY - March 3, 2000 - Medienwerkstatt Mhlacker today
released ASCon-A 2.0b2, it's free utility for converting text between MacOS
"ASCon-A's ease-of-use, fast conversion speed, it's ability to convert
files, direct user input and clipboard contents makes it the tool of choice
for everybody, who has to convert text between the two major computing
platforms," said Peter Baral, Founder and Executive Officer of
Medienwerkstatt Mhlacker. "Together with Apple's AppleScript it's easy to
call ASCon-A's text conversion directly from within many applications."
System Requirements & Availability
ASCon-A 2.0b2 requires a Apple computer with a PowerPC processor running
MacOS 8.5 or later.
ASCon-A is available online under the "Tools"-section of Medienwerkstatt
Mhlacker's German web site (http://www.medienwerkstatt...
Startup Doubler 2.5.3
March 3rd, 2000: Startup Doubler 2.5.3 is now available for downloading
Startup Doubler makes for quicker startups: Its software acceleration
compensates for sub-optimal disk performance to make extensions, control
panel, the Finder and startup applications load faster.
Save time each time you startup your Mac! Those seconds spent waiting while
your Mac starts add up to a lot of time. Startup Doubler usually makes
startups 20% to 50% faster, depending on the performance of your startup
disk and the number of Extensions, Control Panels and Startup Items in your
Version 2.5.3, released today, adds support for Mac OS 9.0.1-9.0.3.
Startup Doubler runs on Mac OS 9.0.3 and previous versions (going back to
System 7.0), and supports multiple extension sets. It is shareware, so you
can try it for free then buy only if you like it. The shareware fee is $20,
registered users of previous versions may upgrade for free.
You may download Startup Doubler or get more...
March 2, 2000.
For immediate release: FullBack:
Type: Macintosh File Encryption and Backup System
Req: a. TradingPost (http://www.highwinds.com/tradingpost.html)
b. MacOS 8.1 and above
Every Macintosh user should backup their valuable data regularly, and
if possible, backups should always be secured with modern
cryptographic tools. But backups have never been easy. For this
reason, FullBack introduces advanced security with a simple and
convenient interface to take away any excuse for failing to backup.
Backups can be stored on a private TradingPost i-Network disk or on a
local disk. FullBack can also be used for general file encryption.
It is one of the most secure and convenient security systems of its
* Using a Macintosh, mount your own virtual
PuppetTime Producer 1.0.1: New Characters & Props
For more information, contact
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PUPPETTIME RELEASES 12 NEW CHARACTERS AND PROPS, UPDATE TO PUPPETTIME PRODUCER
Web 3D Company Leads Animation Revolution With Consumer-Friendly
SAN FRANCISCO (March 1st, 2000) - PuppetTime, Inc. today announced that
dozens of new characters, props, and stages for PuppetTime Producer 1.0.1,
are now available for download from the company's website at
(http://www.puppettime.com/). The new version of PuppetTime Producer allows
for seamless integration of new characters from the online catalog, which
will continue to grow and expand in the coming months.
PuppetTime Producer is an easy-to-use 3D character animation program that
implements the concept of digital actors. Users can create compelling 3D
animations in minutes simply by selecting characters, typing dialog,
recording sounds and voice-overs, and choosing actions. 3D modeling...
Apple Delivers WebObjects 4.5
Apple Delivers WebObjects 4.5
Leading Application Server Features Faster Web Development with New
WebObjects Builder Interface and Direct to Java Client Technology
CUPERTINO, California-March 1, 2000-Apple today announced immediate
availability of WebObjects 4.5, an enhanced version of the world's leading
application server software used to develop and deploy enterprise-level
network applications for Internet, intranet, extranet and e-commerce web
WebObjects 4.5 remains the most comprehensive application server on the
market with new tools, technologies and capabilities that increase its ease
of use, reduce web application development time and can improve performance
by more than 50 percent.
"WebObjects is the application server platform of choice because of its
reliable, mature and comprehensive environment," said Steve Jobs, Apple's
CEO. "Now customers can create the world's most powerful web sites faster
than ever before with WebObjects' new WebObjects Builder interface and...
ForgotIt? 1.2 PPC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FORGOTIT? 1.2 PPC RELEASED
Major update to the password and URL management tool includes Mac OS 9+
keychain access, printing of password lists, enhanced security, an access
log and support for external encryption schemes
BERLIN, GERMANY - March 1st, 2000 - Shareware author Erich H Rast is
pleased to announce the release of version 1.2 of his password management
tool ForgotIt?. The tool is an easy-to-use multi-document application for
managing passwords and Internet addresses. It uses strong Blowfish
encryption and SHA1 hashing to protect password lists and launches even
multiple URLs that belong to a password entry. More features are:
- alphabetize password lists
- export password lists as Base64 encoded text files
- friendly user-interface
- full balloon help
- online documentation (also available for download)
- drag&drop support
Version 1.2 adds the following new features:
- basic keychain access
- support for external encryption schemes
VSE Be Found, My Privacy & Update Finder Updates
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THREE NEW UPDATES FROM VOGET SELBACH ENTERPRISES
Voget Selbach Enterprises (VSE) announced today the release of three
updates to their well-known Macintosh software.
1. VSE Be Found 1.6
Promote Your Web Site in 178 Search Engines
The popular web site promotion tool VSE Be Found is now available in
version 1.6. The program automatically submits web site URLs to up to 178
search engines, analyzes web pages, manages META tags and features a
built-in FTP client.
The new version improves the analysis of web pages and decides whether they
are search engine ready or not. The automatic keyword proposal has been
improved. Some user suggestions have been added and minor bugs have been
Further Information: http://vse-online.com/submit-website Download:
2. VSE My Privacy 1.1
Military Strength Protection for Your Privacy
VSE My Privacy 1.1 is a data security software that allows Mac users to
store and organize their...
NodeSaVR 1.0: Delivering Multinode QTVR to the Web
NEW QTVR TOOL MAKES DELIVERY OF CONTENT TO WEB FAST AND EASY
March 01, 2000, Squamish, BC, Canada - Squamish Media Group, Inc., today
officially announced the release of NodeSaVR 1.0, a tool designed to vastly
reduce the time and effort involved in delivering multinode QTVR movies to
the web. NodeSaVR joins SoundSaVR, MapSaVR and RevolVR as part of Squamish
Media Group's growing product line of tools created to enhance the
functionality and value of Apple's popular QuickTime VR technology.
NodeSaVR quickly separates all nodes in a multinode, saves each node as a
single node movie and converts all link hotspots into URL hotspots, while
automatically generating HTML files from custom or default templates in a
wide variety of page layout styles and configurations. Separating the nodes
improves Internet delivery of multinode QTVR movies by not requiring those
viewing the content to download all the nodes as one large file, and
allowing them to selectively choose which node(s) they want to...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UPDATEAGENT 8 ELEVATES INTERNET UPDATING SERVICE TO NEW LEVEL OF EXCELLENCE
Five-Mouse-Rated Service Gets Advanced User-Engineering Features
February 29, 2000 [Carlsbad, California] Insider Software today announced
Insider UpdateAgent 8, an all-new version of its five-mouse-rated Macintosh
software update service. The new software adds significant functionality to
the Internet-based service, making the update process simpler and more
intelligent. UpdateAgent 8.0 also includes a new demo version that tells
users exactly what they need to bring their Macintosh systems up-to-date.
- An improved scheduling function determines when to automatically launch
- Fuzzy-logic capabilities resolve conflicting version information in
application resource files
- Better handling when user aborts updating session before downloading all
SMARTER USER INTERFACE
- Presents log of available updaters more clearly and with better defaults
Caption Extractor Suite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
J2S Caption Extractor Suite 1.1: Use Sherlock to find your images.
J2S announces the availability of a new version of the Caption Extractor
Suite for Sherlock.
With the Caption Extractor Suite, Sherlock becomes a low cost, ready-to-use
"full-text" solution for finding images on hard disks, CD-Roms* or other
storage devices. (* Provided the index is created before writing the
The Caption Extractor Suite consists of a series of plug-ins designed to
enhance Sherlock's "Search by Content" features. These plug-ins enable
Sherlock to index the description inserted into the image files using the
"Document info" feature of software applications such as Photoshop, Graphic
Converter or any other IPTC editors. Once the index is created, Sherlock
can search through the ever-growing stock of image files to retrieve the
required documents in a matter of seconds.
The Caption Extractor Suite 1.1 supports JPEG, IPTC image files (the IPTC
is a standard used in the press...
iMate 2.0b1: Universal USB to ADB Adapter
PR: Griffin updates iMate
Nashville, TN - March 1, 2000
Griffin Technology, Inc. today released an updated beta version of their
iMate USB driver for the iMate universal USB to ADB adapter. The new 2.0b1
version of the driver adds support for more ADB devices, adds hot
pluggability, includes a new control panel, and fixes some small problems.
With the hot pluggable support, the iMate adapter provides greater
compatibility and usability than built in ADB on previous Macs. The new
version allows devices such as hardware protection dongles, color
calibrators, and many other specialized ADB devices to be hot plugged and
used immediately. On previous Macs with built in ADB hot plugging these
types of devices was not possible but instead required the computer to be
powered down the device attached and then the computer to be powered up
The new version of the iMate driver also supports more devices and should
be more stable for some other devices. A few additional hardware protection...
Katabounga 3: Multimedia Authoring on the Mac
Abvent announces Katabounga 3, the alternative solution for multimedia
authoring on the Mac.
Multimedia creation has met its match !
San Francisco, CA, February 4, 2000 Abvent announces Katabounga 3, the new
version of its alternative solution for multimedia authoring which combines
efficiently ease of use and rich functionality. Tedious programming is no
longer necessary, Katabounga offers you access to its essential power
without having to write a line of code.
When it comes to multimedia creation, you cannot get more powerful and
simple than this ! Power, simplicity, versatility, speed, comfortnothing
has been left out in this new release of Katabounga. More power means
greater creative possibilities, while greater versatility means that
Katabounga works hand in hand with more of your favorite graphic tools.
Katabounga delivers the right combination of productivity and
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, Katabounga will
surprise and astound you...
Drop Drawers 1.2 Beta
Sig Software is proud to announce the public beta of version 1.2 of Drop
Drawers. The program continues to draw rave reviews - according to The Mac
Observer, "The potential of this utility is amazing."
Drop Drawers is a revolutionary user-interface enhancement which provides
floating pull-out, snap-shut drawers on the sides of your screen to store
text, URLs, aliases, pictures, sounds, movies and anything else.
Major new features in version 1.2 include drawers listing running
processes, optional speech recognition for drawer items, patterns and
pictures for drawers and tabs, optional thumbnails for any item and
hierarchical menus for folders in drawers.
The beta is unrestricted, but will expire on March 20th. It can be
downloaded from: (http://www.sigsoftware.com/dropdrawers/)
Sig Software is also running a contest in which the Macintosh community is
invited to submit designs for the program's icons and about box logo. The
winning design will be used in the final release version of...
Rainbow Painter 1.8.0
We have now updated our Macintosh image editor called Rainbow Painter to
PRODUCT: Rainbow Painter version 1.8.0
PUBLISHER: Addiction Interactive
DESCRIPTION: Program for painting and photo retouching.
MAIN FEATURES: Innovative design, layers, mask, more than 60 effects and tools.
PRICE: Shareware Fee 20 US Dollars
WHAT'S NEW: New picture tools 'Exploder', 'Imploder' and 'Sandblaster', and
PRODUCT PAGE: http://www.addiction.se/Rainbow.html
PRODUCT DOWNLOAD: http://www.addiction.se/RainbowPainter1_8_0.hqx (411kB)
or http://www.addiction.se/RainbowPainter1_8_0.sit (305kB)
ABOUT THE NEW VERSION
New image editing features:
*New picture tools: 'Exploder', 'Imploder', 'Sandblaster'.
*New mask operation: 'Laplace'.
*New layer operations: 'Clear', 'Bluescreen'.
Improved image editing features:
*A 'Ctrl'-click on any of the green display layer buttons in the Picture
Editor now selects all layers.
PowerMail 3.0b7 for Mac Now Available
P O W E R M A I L N E W S B U L L E T I N
February 26th, 2000
 PowerMail 3.0 public beta 7 now available
We are pleased to announce the availability of PowerMail 3.0 public beta 7,
two weeks exactly after our last beta. This evaluation version, which
expires on March 25th, 2000, is downloadable from:
http://powermail.simplenet.com/pm3_beta.bin (2287k) or
Additional download sites from our download page at:
Please note that public beta version are only available in English;
Japanese, German, French and Swedish versions will come after the final
 What's new in PowerMail 3.0b7 / change notes 25 feb 2000
23 bugs fixed:
1. Crashes would occur in b5 (not in b3) upon fetching or
importing messages without body with message without body
2. The browser window would sometimes...
For Immediate Release
Digital Technology ships
New Version of FaceSpan
FaceSpan, a four-star, four-mouse, four-diamond rated product just got better!
Springville, UT -- February 23, 2000 -- Digital Technology today released
version 3.5 of FaceSpan, now supplying users even more capability to
construct, save and run stand-alone applications and application prototypes
with user-friendly graphic interfaces.
If you have ever tried to build an application or prototype on your
computer or if you have ever wished you could in order to automate those
daily, repetetive tasks, FaceSpan provides an easy interface tool that
allows you to simply "draw" your desired interface. You then use
AppleScript, or any OSA language, to make your interface come alive!
With the new release of FaceSpan 3.5, this process just got better!
The first new feature in this version is the ability to create a preference
file directly from FaceSpan! This alleviates the burden of saving vital...
TIFFScript for AppleScripters
From: Paul Kaiser (email@example.com)
Subject: TIFFScript for AppleScripters now Available
Powerful Script Brings TIFF Information to AppleScripters
GoodBuddy Software releases TIFF Script, part of the Image Scripts collection.
Effingham, Illinois, USA -- 24 Feb 2000 -- GoodBuddy Software today
announced the release of TIFFScript, an easy-to-use tool for analyzing TIFF
image file tags from any AppleScript.
What is TIFFScript?
TIFFScript is a standalone AppleScript that is run from inside
developers' own scripts.
Developers can use TIFFScript to investigate all properties of TIFF
files, straight from their own scripts. Some of the more important
-- Color Space
-- Resolution (Both Horizontal and Vertical)
-- Pixel Size (Both Horizontal and Vertical)
-- Physical Size (Both Horizontal and Vertical)
-- Compression Type
-- And Anything else at all in the TIFF file
Before TIFFScript, AppleScripters needing even basic information about TIFF
files had no options. To...
Beehive ftp forms for just $39.95
Indianapolis, IN -- Pine Island Software has released a single user license
of its popular ftp client - Beehive ftp forms for just $39.95. The client
is available on both Macintosh and Windows platforms and features Pine
Island's built-in, "On-The-Fly" streaming compression.
Last year, in response to the ever increasing throughput requirements of
Internet file transfer, Pine Island Software developed a new streaming
compression technology for ftp called "On-the-Fly". This "On-The-Fly"
technology is now shipping in both the Macintosh and Windows versions of
the Beehive ftp forms single user clients. Because files can now be easily
compressed and sent to an Internet FTP site in one step, Beehive makes the
perfect OFFSITE ARCHIVE UTILITY in addition to its traditional html forms
Beehive streaming compression can compress graphics files "On-The-Fly" with
compression ratios of up to 30 to 1. Text files are typically compressed
about 3 to 1. The Beehive compression...
Timbuktu Pro 2000: Preview Release
Netopia Inc. is pleased to announce the Preview Release of a new generation
of Remote Control software:
TIMBUKTU PRO 2000.
We are inviting you to preview this Beta version, and provide us with
feedback based on your experience.
Timbuktu Pro 2000 includes the following features:
Direct Dial Modem Connection
Supporting all virtually all modems, DSL, ISDN, PCMCIA and USB
Windows-to-Mac Direct connect with Timbuktu Pro for Mac OS 5.2
Direct TAPI integration
Smart Dial for prefixes, suffixes, calling card numbers and more!
Cross-platform Universal licensing
Complete Internet Communications
Internet Locator Service
Improved speed with our patented remote control technology
This Preview Release and additional information is available for download
Netopia Software Product Marketing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EMERGE NUDGED TO 1.6.2 BUT DATABASE OPERATIONS GET A TURBOCHARGE.
Developers sneak powerful surprises into maintenance release of e-mail tool
TORONTO. February 23, 2000. What started off as a routine maintenance
release of Galleon Software's powerful e-mail merge application has ended
up with improvements sure to please anyone with a large customer database.
eMerge already allowed you to easily import information from your database
files or the mailing lists of every major Macintosh e-mail client and list
server. But with eMerge 1.6.2 the data now comes in more than three times
faster. And exports are more than eleven times faster, so there's less time
to wait when you want to process a batch of new customers or build a list
of bounced e-mail addresses.
eMerge 1.6.2 also gives you greater control over duplicate addresses and
now allows you to send...
Mind Reading Markup Language (MRML /mur'mul/)
This was just too funny to pass up. We found it in GMSV this morning.
Check out the page at http://www.oxy.edu/~ashes/mrml.html for a full write
up of the HTML extension.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Newer Technology Announces Latest Gauge PRO
Freeware Application for Mac Users
WICHITA, KS, USA-February 22, 2000-Newer Technology, the largest producer
of Apple Macintosh upgrades, announces the release of Gauge PRO version
1.0.1. Gauge PRO, a freeware Macintosh performance tool, has been
downloaded more than 30,000 times from the Newer website. It is the fifth
most popular download from VersionTracker with more than 11,500 downloads
and their third most popular freeware download of all time.
Gauge PRO provides system specifications including CPU type and speed,
backside cache size and cache bus speed, system bus speed as well as
temperature and memory performance measurements. A memory test is also
included to assist users with more complete diagnostic capability. Gauge
PRO is essential for anyone with a processor upgrade as well as anyone who
manages multiple Macs and needs a tool to instantly provide system
statistics. Gauge PRO ships with all Newer...
Register.com Launches FirstStepSite
Register.com Launches FirstStepSite, an Easy-to-Use,
On-line Site Creator Available Free with Domain Registration
FirstStepSite provides domain registration customers with a 3-page,
customizable, graphics-enhanced site they can build themselves in minutes
New York, NY - February 22, 2000 - Register.com, Inc. (www.register.com)
today announced the launch of FirstStepSite, a new free tool allowing
register.com domain registration customers to create and post their own
customized Web sites. With FirstStepSite, register.com customers can
purchase a domain name such as www.mybrand.com for $35 a year and
immediately create a Web site at that domain through the easy-to-use,
template-driven WebSiteNOW!? online Web site creation software developed by
Inabox Inc. Sites for new customers can be viewed on the Internet
immediately and are posted at the customer's domain name within 24-hours of
"In the past, web site creation was the domain of the technologically
savvy, such as web...
Style Master 1.6
Western Civilisation Releases Style Master 1.6 and 1.6 Pro
Western Civilisation updates their CSS editor Style Master to version 1.6,
refining and enhancing the development of cross-browser cascading style
Bondi Beach, Australia, 22nd February 2000. Western Civilisation announces
the release and immediate availability of Style Master 1.6 and Style Master
Pro 1.6 for Windows 95/98/NT and the Macintosh.
With this release, the ZDNet 5 Star rated style sheet editor refines and
enhances its already powerful, intuitive support for editing CSS1 and CSS2
Style Master 1.6 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...
From: Caerwyn Pearce (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Visual Projector 1.0 released
For immediate release.
Visual Projector 1.0.0 allows users of Apples MPW Projector and
SourceServer to examine the status of files on disk and within projector
databases. Filtering of files makes it easy to see which ones aren't under
project control. The filtered display of projector databases highlights
which files already under version control are checked out and to whom.
Current Features include
Display and filter disk files by ckid status.
Launch files from Visual Projector
Display of files and their status in any ProjectorDB.
Display and filter Projector databases recursively.
For further information check the online documentation at http://cptech.free.fr
DOWNLOAD AND DISTRIBUTION
Visual Projector is a $15 shareware application. It can be included free of
charge on shareware CD-ROMs but the complete package must be included and
the author should be notified.
Download application and...
PrinterMate: AppleTalk Printing Management
From: Phil Wood (email@example.com)
Subject: [ANN] AppleTalk Printing Management Made Easy
Announcing the release of PrinterMate Version 1.0.2
PrinterMate is a cost effective Macintosh shareware application that
provides an efficient and flexible means of administering AppleTalk
* Extensible functionality
* Manual or automatic operation
* Auto-restart facility
* Ability to store results in a database
PrinterMate can be used to monitor any number of printers across multiple
zones. It collects information about each printer, which can be displayed
in a window, written to a file, or forwarded to a user-defined AppleScript.
The PrinterMate process may be run manually, or through an automatic timer
mechanism. You can specify the selected printers to be processed
repeatedly, enabling the accumulation of printer profiles, reports etc. At
the end of each processing run a user-defined AppleScript can be executed,
allowing analysis of...
Collectible: Rare Mac Gaming Leather Jacket
I thought you might interested in this. Not exactly hard core developer
news -- but a nice holiday weekend post nevertheless. :)
Back in 1996, the Apple Game Sprockets team made a set of incredibly cool
leather jackets to promote the Mac as a "Serious Game Hardware" machine.
They took a really cool $500 bomber jacket -- and then embroidered them
with a special and fairly complex design on the back. The logo includes a
special camouflage Apple logo, target and game weaponry. (See picture at
ONLY 20 of these jackets were made -- and are extremely rare. In fact,
other than the ones that we have/had, I've only seen one other.
MacTech was fortunate enough to get a few of these some time back -- and
the other day, I came across an extra one in my closet at home that had
never been worn.
This jacket is now on auction on eBay. If you are interested -- or want to
see a picture, check out:
This is a...
Sherlock Interface for DevDepot
NEW SHERLOCK INTERFACE FOR DevDepot!
A whole new way to find Developer Tools!
DevDepot(r) announces a free, downloadable plug-in that allows you
to browse the Depot from your desktop. Finding the latest release of your
favorite Developer tool or resource is now as easy as finding a file on
your hard disk!
DevDepot is your source for the widest selection of Macintosh
programming and developer tools. Whether you are an application developer,
a web developer, or a system administrator -- whether you're looking for
compilers, editors, servers, or system tools -- the Depot has the products
Sherlock 2 is a powerful new feature of the Mac OS that allows you to
search the Internet, right from your desktop. Simply type "command-F" or
choose "find" from the File menu in the finder to launch Sherlock. Sherlock
comes with plug-ins for searching many different kinds of Internet content.
Now, with the DevDepot plug-in, you can find the latest developer
tools as well.
Perl CGI auto-creator
DMBWriter is a Macintosh application to write customized perl message board
You need no perl knowledge but a little HTML knowledge and Mac.
You customize templates and it spits out a script.
It is basically a DoubleMessageBoard type cgi but with a few extra steps
you can have it GuestBook type cgi or something looks like Thread type BBS.
You can download it from:
Meltdown RocketFire: 3 New FireWire/USB Upgrades
MELTDOWN SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES THREE NEW FIREWIRE PRODUCTS
LENEXA, KANSAS -- February 18, 2000 -- Meltdown Systems, in partnership
with MacWorks, today announced the addition of three new FireWire products
to the RocketFire line: the RocketFire PC Card, the RocketFire FireWire/USB
PCI Card, and the RocketFire FireWire PCI Card.
FireWire (or IEEE1394) is a special interface for connecting high speed
computer peripherals like digital cameras and camcorders, audio recorders
and storage devices. In addition, Firewire is capable of configuring itself
so peripherals can be plugged in without the need for powering down and
rebooting each time.
The RocketFire FireWire/USB PCI Card provides both high speed FireWire and
USB ports on a single PCI card. The RocketFire FireWire/USB PCI Card
includes four ports -- two FireWire and two USB -- and is compatible with
either Macintosh or Windows/PC desktop machines that have one available PCI
slot. All four ports support cable power and can be used...