[MD1] Motorola's Semiconductor to Acquire Metrowerks
Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector Announces Intention to Purchase
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today
announced that Motorola and Metrowerks Inc. (Nasdaq: MTWK; Toronto: MWK)
have agreed that Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector will offer to
acquire all of the outstanding common shares of software tools developer
Metrowerks in an all cash bid at a price of U.S.$6.25 (approximately Cdn
$9.25) per share, or approximately U.S.$95 million (approximately Cdn. $141
million) for the publicly traded, Canadian corporation.
Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Metrowerks designs,
develops, markets and supports professional software development tools used
by programmers to create software applications. Metrowerks' flagship
product line, CodeWarrior consists of a suite of programming tools used by
developers worldwide to create software in the C, C++, Java and assembly
programming languages. CodeWarrior has more...
[NPL] Apple and Akamai Cement Strategic Agreement
For Immediate Release
Apple and Akamai Reveal Apple Investment to Cement Strategic Agreement
CUPERTINO, California and CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts-August 18, 1999-Apple
and Akamai Technologies today announced further details of their strategic
agreement regarding streaming media, as well as revealed an investment by
Apple in Akamai.
Announced in late July at Macworld Expo in New York City, the strategic
agreement centers on the integration of Apple's QuickTime player and
streaming server technology with Akamai's global Internet content delivery
service to provide Macintosh and Windows users worldwide with one-click
access to high-quality streaming video content. In addition to Akamai's
integration of QuickTime servers into its network, Apple has selected
Akamai as its exclusive network provider for QuickTime TV (QTV).
To cement the partnership, Apple invested $12.5 million in June in Akamai,
for approximately five percent of the shares of the company at the time the
investment was made...
[NPL] Anarchie 3.6
Perth, Western Australia -- 18 Aug 1999 -- Stairways Software Pty Ltd,
today announced the release of Anarchie 3.6 - the new version of the
premiere Macintosh Internet engine. Version 3.6 boasts new carbonized FTP &
HTTP functionality with transfer speed increases of as much as 30% on 3.5.
Anarchie 3.6 now offers the fastest Internet file transfer speeds of any
client available on the Mac OS platform!
NB: Anarchie 3.6 is a complete replacement of all previous versions
including Anarchie Pro 3.5, 3.0 and Anarchie 2.x/1.x. (The "Pro" extension
has been dropped from the name.)
New features in 3.6 (not in 3.5) include a new modern file transfer engine,
HTTP Authentication for accessing password-protected web sites, the ability
to test and report problems with Sherlock plugins, crash-proof transfer
resuming, transfer progress icons and much more.
Anarchie 3.6 has been exclusively launched on CNET's download.com. Please
download it via the following link:
[MD1] SuperCard-J 3.6
SuperCard-J 3.6 Released
Chandler, Arizona - August 18, 1999. Chandler, Arizona-based IncWell DMG,
Ltd, developers of the SuperCard advanced multimedia system and ModE
Corporation of Japan announced the release of SuperCard-J 3.6, the first
fully localized version of the SuperCard product.
SuperCard is IncWell's flagship multimedia development system for
multimedia designers and educators. SuperCard allows designers to create
multi-windowed, frames-based, standalone presentations, allowing easy
creation of presentations with a look and feel like a compiled Macintosh OS
application. SuperCard Plug-in for MacOS and for Windows allows playback of
SuperCard multimedia projects through the Netscape and Microsoft Internet
Explorer web browsers.
ModE Corporation, IncWell's Japan republishing partner, introduced
SuperCard to Japan earlier this year at MacWorld Expo Tokyo, offering a
free upgrade to early adopters to the Japanese localized version. Proactive
International, the international...
[NPL] eMerge 1.6
CUSTOMERIZE YOUR E-MAIL WITH EMERGE 1.6
Improved e-mailer moves beyond impersonal list servers and distribution lists
TORONTO. August 17, 1999. You've got to work hard these days to find your
customers, and you've got to work even harder to hold onto them. Especially
now with your competition just a click away on the Internet. Sure, you've
got your website broadcasting to anyone who wanders into range, and you
probably send the odd announcement out to everyone on your mailing list,
but what are you doing about the personal service that gives everyone
exactly what they need and keeps your customers coming back?
eMerge lets you move beyond cumbersome distribution lists and impersonal
list servers by combining the power of bulk e-mail with the sophistication
of e-mail merge. Product announcements. Passwords. Invoices. eMerge sends
its messages directly to each customer, one at a time, personally and
And with eMerge 1.6, Galleon Software has...
[NPL] VSE Be Found 1.3
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NetProLive
VSE Be Found 1.3 - New version of the web site promotion tool
Bonn, Germany, 17 August 1999. Voget Selbach Enterprises (VSE) announced
today the release of a new version of their web site promotion tool VSE Be
VSE Be Found is a tool that has been developed to help web masters to
obtain a high ranking of their web pages on search engines.
The application creates and manages META tags, it has a built-in FTP client
and it automatically submits web pages to the most important search engines.
VSE Be Found also analyzes web pages and it gives individual tips on how to
improve the ranking of the analyzed pages.
NEW IN VSE BE FOUND 1.3
The new version fixes a major bug with the built-in FTP client. It also
offers many minor improvements and adds the new search engine
www.AllTheWeb.com to the search engines it submits to.
For further information about VSE Be Found 1.3 visit: -)
DOWNLOAD AND DISTRIBUTION...
[MD1] Omikron Basic 6.32
P R E S S R E P O R T from August 17, 1999
New Release - Omikron Basic 6.32 from 16 August 1999
The new version of Omikron Basic is characterized by additional BASIC
commands and new procedures and functions for the Extension Library.
Furthermore, the MBASIC compatibility was significantly improved as well so
that it is now possible to transfer old MBASIC programs to Omikron Basic
with just a few manual adjustments.
A complete overview over all changes can be found at
A FREE DEMO VERSION can be downloaded from http://www.berkhan.com/demo_e.htm.
Or download the demo file directly by pointing your browser at:
http://www.berkhan.com/files/ombas6ef.sit (2650 KB)
All registered users can UPDATE FREE OF CHARGE via our Web site:
- More Information about Omikron Basic is available at http://www.berkhan.com
Entwicklung & Vertrieb
[NPL] VSE Web Site Turbo 3.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NetProLive
VSE Web Site Turbo 3.0 - Image and web page optimizer
Bonn, Germany, 17 August 1999. Voget Selbach Enterprises (VSE) announced
today the release of VSE Web Site Turbo 3.0, the successor of the
award-winning VSE HTML Turbo 2.1.
VSE Web Site Turbo is a tool that 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 object of the application is to make web pages as fast as possible so
that web surfers don't leave a web page before it has been loaded.
The predecessor of VSE Web Site Turbo has received the Mac Now Editor's
Choice Award, 4 stars from MacNN, 4 1/2 stars from ItaliaMac and 4 Stars
NEW IN VSE WEB SITE TURBO 3.0
The new version has a whole new user interface, it is about 3 times faster
than the previous version, optimizes GIF and JPEG images by removing
Macintosh specific information and comments and it creates a...
[MD1] SuperCard Tools and Services by Solutions Etcetera
685 Placerville Drive
Placerville, CA 95667
Internet home page
SOLUTIONS ETCETERA TO PROVIDE FOCUS ON TOOLS AND SERVICES FOR SUPERCARD
PLACERVILLE, CA - Aug. 17, 1999 - Solutions Etcetera, today announced a
strategic partnership with IncWell DMG, Ltd., to provide new support
services and products that gives professional SuperCard developers
unprecedented access to information and technology to extend the powerful
"Originally, we contracted with Solutions Etcetera to come on board to
publish an updated printed reference for the SuperTalk language, which many
of our developers had asked for. With IncWell's current primary focus on
the educational market, it seemed the next logical step to rely on
Solutions Etc.'s experience with professional developers, and their
additional resources to focus on bringing...
[NPL] SecurePass 1.5
August 17, 1999. Highwinds Trading Company (http://www.highwinds.com) is
pleased to release SecurePass (1.5), the archiving system for passwords
and other security keys that uses modern encryption and cryptography.
SecurePass is designed for the user who accesses secure network services or
who deals with multiple passwords and keys that are difficult to secure,
memorize, use, change, or keep track of.
via FTP at ftp://ftp.highwinds.com, or
via "EmailFTP" at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Version 1.5 is a major upgrade, not only fixing bugs, but adding new
features that make it easy to keep your passwords safe and ready at a
moment's notice. The download is a 90 day full-featured shareware demo.
Registration is $15. Secure payment is included with the program.
The purpose of SecurePass is:
a. To give the user maximum password and passkey security, in a flexible
and simple environment where one memorizes just one password and has direct
access to web...
[NPL] BBEdit Lite 4.6 Now Available
BBEdit Lite 4.6 Now Available from Bare Bones Software
Bedford, MA -- August 17, 1999 -- Bare Bones Software is pleased to
announce an update to the premier free text editor for MacOS, BBEdit Lite
4.6. This new version of the hugely popular editor is ready for immediate
The Editing Standard
Since the first release of BBEdit Lite in 1993, its speed, power, and ease
of use (including transparent cross-platform file format handling) have
made it the premier freeware text editing platform for the Macintosh. It
offers a wide variety of tools to make writing, editing, processing, or
searching any type of text content as quick and easy as possible.
Same As It Ever Was, Only Better
BBEdit Lite has always used the same high-performance text processing
engine that makes the commercial version of BBEdit the ultimate HTML and
text editor. BBEdit Lite 4.6 builds on this same solid foundation, while
adding more features and conveniences over previous Lite versions.
Among the most visible...
[NPL] PowerEmulator: Blue Labels PC Emulator
For immediate release
Contact: Sergey Bobrov +7-095-538-6564
DISCOVER THE ENTIRE PC SOFTWARE WORLD ON YOUR MACINTOSH.
Lismore Software Systems Ltd. has released Blue Label PowerEmulator version
1.5, a program that allows Macintosh users run PC applications on their
Mac owners sometimes need to use PC software which is not yet available on
Macs, so they can choose among three opportunities: Buying a PC, buying a
PC emulation card, or buying emulation software. Buying emulation software
is definitely the least expensive and quite an efficient way to use the
software designed for PC. Blue Label PowerEmulator is an efficient PC
emulator that allows you to run various types of PC applications on your
With Blue Label PowerEmulator (BLPE) you can successfully install and use
DOS, Windows, and Linux on your PowerMacintosh. BLPE is the first emulator
that allows you to use Linux fully. You can also use Unix operation systems
such RedHat, SuSe, Slackware, and others.
[NPL] Drop Drawers Public Beta 2 Release
Sig Software is proud to announce the second public beta of Drop Drawers.
Some genuine comments received from testers of the first beta :
"While trying DropDrawers, I felt as if I was beta testing Mac OS 12"
"You guys, with one little utility have rendered the Scrapbook, the
Clippings, the tabbed folders, the Launcher, the Stickies and even the
"It's just the sort of thing that ought to catch Apple's attention and be
integrated into their core OS"
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.
Information in a drawer can be worked with. For example, styled text can be
edited, applications and folders can be dragged onto, URLs can be opened
and sounds and movies can be played.
Public Beta 2 adds dozens of new features including live application and
folder icons, QuickTime previewing, a built-in...
[NPL] AdKnowledge Proves Click Rates Ineffective
AdKnowledge Proves Click Rates Ineffective for Web Marketing Optimization
Report Shows Little Correlation Between Click Rates and Conversion Rates;
Online Marketers Need to Understand Real Drivers of Brand Awareness and
Palo Alto, Calif. - August 16, 1999 - AdKnowledge today released its Q2
Online Advertising Report (OAR). This report is a compilation of Web
advertising statistics and trend analyses gathered from the AdKnowledge
System, and analyzed by the new AdKnowledge eAnalytics division. Together,
the AdKnowledge System and eAnalytics enable marketers and agencies to
measure, optimize and execute Web marketing campaigns. Leading the reports
findings are statistics demonstrating that click rates have little value as
indicators for return on investment (ROI) optimization because their
correlation to conversion rates is so low.
There has been a lot of talk lately about declining click rates, said
AdKnowledge Vice President Steve Findley. This new data proves that...
[MD1] F-Script for Mac OS X Server
For immediate Release.
August 13, 1999.
FSCRIPT.ORG ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF F-SCRIPT FOR MAC OS X SERVER
F-Script is the first open source scripting language specifically designed to leverage the unique capabilities of Mac OS X Server.
F-Script is a high level, general-purpose scripting tool for power users and developers, which integrates perfectly with the native object model of MacOS X Server. Based on the most advanced object-oriented technologies, F-Script brings original features to Mac OS X Server, including a powerful Array Programming model.
F-Script features also include:
- Smalltalk-like syntax and concepts, including full block closure
- total integration with Cocoa
- the possibility to be used as a component through an Interface Builder palette
or an API
- object oriented user interface
- user-friendly object persistence and distributed objects
- custom class integration
- 100 % object-oriented
[MD1] Software & Resource Guide for the Palm
This new, made with a Mac, FileMaker Pro, and Eudora illustrated,
interactive, Pocket edition Software & Resource Guide for the Palm
Computing Platform(TM) features over 100+ innovative and new solutions from
developers around the world.
See http://www.palmtoppublishing.com/affinity for details or download your
copy directly from:
Seattle, WA: tel: 206-923-0901 fax: 206-923-0902
Menlo Park, CA: tel: 650-321-4982
[NPL] Terry Morse GoClick Solves Web Browser Incompatibility
TERRY MORSE GOCLICK 3.0 SOLVES THE WEB BROWSER INCOMPATIBILITY PROBLEM -
WITH ONE CLICK.
Los Altos, CA - August 2, 1999
Responding to the demand for one web page to look the same on every browser
and computer platform, Terry Morse Software today announces the release of
Terry Morse GoClick 3.0. Over a year in development, this new product meets
the increasing need for a simple, versatile web making tool that conforms
to the most current HTML standards - while still maintaining a consistent
appearance across browsers and platforms.
"Terry Morse Myrmidon introduced one-click web publishing to the world,"
said Terry Morse, CEO. "Now with GoClick, we've put that one-click
simplicity in a professional tool that even the most overworked webmaster
Prior to GoClick, making a Web page that looked similar across browsers and
platforms was a laborious trial-and-error process. But thanks to GoClick's
exclusive Wizzy-Web technology, one click of the print button converts any
[NPL] MetaCreations Announces Painter 6
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
METACREATIONS ANNOUNCES PAINTER 6, POWERFUL UPGRADE TO THE ULTIMATE
New Version of the World's Premier Natural-Media Software Offers
Breakthrough Paint Technology, Updated Interface, Faster Performance
Los Angeles, Calif., (SIGGRAPH), August 10, 1999 -MetaCreations Corporation
(Nasdaq: MCRE), the Creative Web company, today announced Painter 6, the
feature-packed upgrade to the world's indisputable leader for
Natural-Media image creation, enhancement, retouching and compositing.
Painter 6 features the next-generation of brush engine technology, as well
as remarkable new capabilities to offer unprecedented realism and unlimited
creative paint options. Enhanced ease-of-use via an updated user interface,
significantly faster performance, superior tablet support, and better
workflow integration through industry standard tools and file support make
Painter 6 the must-have computer application for artists, graphic
designers, and Web content creators....
[NPL] ShrinkWrap 3.5
ALADDIN SYSTEMS OFFERS FREE TRIAL OF SHRINKWRAP 3.5; UPDATED POPULAR DISK
IMAGE UTILITY TRANSFORMS ANY DISK INTO A FILE FOR INTERNET TRANSMISSION OR
DISTRIBUTION TO iMAC USERS
New Version Incorporates Support For Apple's Segmented Images, HFS+ Disk
Image Capabilities, Choice Of Copying Unused Blocks Of Files, Support For
Navigation Services, And Interface Improvements
Watsonville, CA-August 10, 1999- Aladdin Systems, Inc., developer of the
worldwide compression and installation standards StuffIt(r) and
InstallerMaker(tm), is proud to announce that ShrinkWrap 3.5 is now
available. This new version easily creates segmented images and exact
duplicate disk images for convenient disk distribution to iMac users via
the Internet or for IS professionals for setting up Macs. Download
ShrinkWrap and try it risk-free for 30 days:
Who Uses ShrinkWrap?
ShrinkWrap creates the exact icon placement of disks, the appearance of all
windows, and the correct name...
[NPL] MacLinkPlus Deluxe 11.0 YES 2000
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kristen Moriarty
Phone: 203-268-0030 x3066
MacLinkPlus Deluxe 11.0 YES 2000- Ready for the New Millennium
August 10, 1999 Trumbull, CT- DataVi z(R) Inc. a leading maker of file
compatibility products has begun shipping the next version of its
award-winning MacLinkPlus(R) Deluxe product. MacLinkPlus Deluxe allows
Macintosh users to translate between different applications, like Word 98
and AppleWorks(R). Version 11.0 adds new translators as well as updated
decoding and decompression technology. For the last 15 years this product
has been helping Mac users better communicate and exchange files with the
Windows world. "Part of DataViz's success has been because we listen to
our customers needs. This upgrade is a direct result of doing that. We
have had countless requests for AppleWorks 5.0, as well as requests for the
other translators that have been added in version 11.0. We are excited to
[NPL] CommuniGate Pro Mail Server, Version 3.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stalker Announces Version 3.1 of the CommuniGate Pro Mail Server.
Key Features: Multi-platform Support
Industry-strength, highly scalable
Administration via the Web
Extensive multi-domain support
Unique IMAP multi-mailbox features
HTTP access to E-mail, built-in Web Mailer
Extensive Anti-Spam techniques
Mailing Lists with Web Access and Interactive Archive Search
LDAP and ACAP Support
Personal Web Pages with automated publishing
MILL VALLEY, CA - August 9, 1999 - Stalker Software, Inc. today announced
the version 3.1 of their hi-end CommuniGate Pro messaging system.
CommuniGate Pro is a Unified Messaging Server which supports most major
operating systems. CommuniGate Pro is recognized for its many features,
high speed and reliability.
Since its first commercial release in September 1998, Stalker has expanded...
[NPL] Register.com Launches "First Step" Partners...
REGISTER.COM LAUNCHES "FIRST STEP" PARTNERS PROGRAM
For the First Time, E-Businesses of Any Size Can Get Customized, Co-Branded
Domain Name Registration Services
NEW YORK, NY -- August 9, 1999 Register.com, Inc. (www.register.com), the
largest independent domain name registrar on the Internet, today launched
the "First Step" Partner program, naming more than 20 Internet businesses
as its initial partners. First Step Partners which include Internet
Service Providers (ISPs), Web hosting companies, and other e-businesses
will receive personalized, co-branded domain registration sites, providing
their customers with the easiest and most comprehensive registration
services available on the Internet.
"For the first time in the history of the Internet, e-businesses have an
alternative in who will register .com, .net and .org domain names for their
customers," said Richard Forman, CEO and President of register.com. "Before
de-regulation of this industry, small and medium on-line services...
[NPL] OmegaWindow+ 1.0
Announcing OmegaWindow+ 1.0
OmegaWindow+ !!! Quick, easy, and mouse-free control over open windows for
"I've been looking for software that could set window dimensions for years.
I'm a graphic designer and my whole working method is based around this
idea. OmegaWindow is extremely useful to me. I watch other computer users
move windows around and constantly resize them trying to work, and I try to
tell them that there is a much easier way." - Tom Bowling
New OmegaWindow is now called "OmegaWindow+" (OmegaWindow plus) and the
major changes are:
*No OmegaWindow Config application. It works with a system extension
alone. If you press "Option-Return" key, a pop-up dialog comes up and you
can set shortcuts and template windows easily. This is a quick and better
way of setting up OmegaWindow configuration.
*Compatible with Mac OS 8.6.
*Compatible with Kaleidoscope.
*"Get Any Window" feature is implemented. This allows...
[MD1] AbbottChat For Sale
Instant Messaging For Sale
Pleasantville, NY -- Aug 6, 1999
Abbott Systems is seeking a buyer for AbbottChat, its private,
point-to-point instant messaging technology.
The product consists of Mac/Windows clients, Server and Chatbot. It is
written in C++. Unlike most instant message programs, AbbottChat is
designed for private, point-to-point personal AND business applications. It
supports chat, file transfer and alert broadcast.
More details and a FREE download can be found at: AbbottChat Clients
AbbottChat Server http://www.abbottsys.com/who.html
AbbottChat ChatBot http://www.abbottsys.com/robbie.html
Interested parties should contact Ken Abbott at (email@example.com), or
call him at 914-747-3116.
Abbott Systems Inc.
Phone 1-800-552-9157, or 914-747-4201
[NPL] PowerLogix Expands Product Line/Opens in Japan
POWERLOGIX EXPANDS ITS PRODUCT LINE AND ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF POWERLOGIX
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- August 4, 1999 -- PowerLogix today announced that through
a strategic alliance with MJSoft of Tokyo, Japan, PowerLogix will be
opening its first international branch.
"We at Powerlogix R&D, Inc. are very excited and proud to announce the
opening of Powerlogix Japan. The Japanese market has always been very
supportive of the Mac, and this will allow Powerlogix to expand its
presence there while providing superior service and support," said Noelle
Harris, Sales Director for PowerLogix, R&D.
The Powerlogix Japan website, http://www.powerlogix.co.jp/index.html, will
have product information, technical support information, and online
ordering, translated for Japanese customers. PowerLogix Japan will also
distribute PowerLogix products be through mail order and retail stores.
In line with the international exposure and increased manufacturing
Rockford Systems announces MailProxy, an innovative mail solution for
Macintosh without apermanent connection to the Internet.
You want to receive and send mail at high-speed, without useless
connections to the Internet?
You do not want to change your working habits?
Your network contains at least one Macintosh?
MailProxy is your mail solution !
RockFord Systems, a French based start-up specialized in electronic mail
solutions, announces MailProxy, the first mail server for the Macintosh
that does not require a permanent connection to the Internet. Developed to
address the specific needs of small networks from 2 to 30 computers (small
offices, schools, administration,), MailProxy is an innovative and unique
solution offering a reliable, simple, and economical mail server.
" As consultant for small companies, I often had to solve cost related
issues raised by email. Since there was no real solution for the Macintosh,
I decided to develop MailProxy, the first mail server for the...
[NPL] Aestiva Dev Tools for "Run-on-Any-Server" Web...
August 4, 1999
For Immediate Release
Aestiva Releases Tools for Deploying
"Run-on-Any-Server" Web Applications.
Torrance, Calif.-- Aestiva, LLC announced this week a new family of tools
for software developers interested in creating "run-an-any-server"
"Most developers develop for a single platform," says D.M. Silverberg,
Aestiva Director of Technology. But no one server enjoys most of the
market. Multi-platform products can reach up to three times the market than
products developed for a single platform.
Aestiva's new developer tools extend HTML/OS, a multi-platform software
engine that runs on Unix, Windows and Macintosh Web servers. The tools
include copy-protection software, tools to create demonstration packages,
an installation builder and a package for issuing unlock keys.
Until now, the HTML/OS engine has been most popular among those wishing to
build advanced sites without CGI programming. Unlike CGI programming,
HTML/OS designers control interactivity...
[MD1] Voodoo3 Developer Drivers
3DFX BROADENS COMMITMENT TO MACINTOSH MARKET
New Drivers Enable Macintosh Developers To Deliver Applications for
Voodoo3-Based Graphics Boards
SAN JOSE, Calif., - August 5, 1999 - 3dfx Interactive Inc. (NASDAQ: TDFX)
today announced that it has broadened its commitment to the Apple
Macintosh market with the release of new Voodoo3(tm) developer drivers,
available today at
6). The new drivers will enable leading game developers to create Macintosh
versions of their best-selling Windows PC games and harness the power of
Voodoo3-based graphics cards for the Mac.
3dfx also announced that Mactell Corporation (OTC BB: MTLL) and other
leading Mac market board makers have licensed the award-winning Voodoo3
graphics accelerator chips for use in new Macintosh graphics boards. The
boards are expected to be available later this year, and will deliver the
fastest 3D graphics ever available for the Macintosh platform.
[NPL] Version Master Mac CGI 1.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Version Master Mac CGI 1.0 is a Powerful CGI Program That is Used to
Display the Latest Macintosh Software Updates, Including Version Numbers
FOR FREE COPY:
Download it from (ftp://ftp.versionmaster.com/vmcgi.hqx)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - August 3, 1999 - Symmetry Software introduces its new
Version Master Mac CGI, a freeware program available to all webmasters. The
Version Master CGI allows webmasters to display, in real time, a listing of
the latest Macintosh software updates on their web site. Along with
updates, webmasters can also choose to display updated version numbers and
company URLs. The CGI connects to Version Master's enormous Mac database
(50,000+ titles in 50 countries). This database is continuously updated,
providing the most comprehensive listing of updated Mac software anywhere.
The version information can be displayed in the style of the webmaster's
choosing, including tables, ordered, and unordered lists. URLs to the
software sites and the...
[NPL] Actiontec 56K USB Call Waiting Modem
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ACTIONTEC USB CALL WAITING MODEM WILL SUPPORT MACINTOSH
Unique USB Modem Keeps iMac, G3, and other Mac Computer Users In Touch Even
SUNNYVALE, CA (August 3, 1999)-- Actiontec Electronics, Inc., a leading
manufacturer of data communication products, announced today the
revolutionary Actiontec 56K USB Call Waiting Modem will support the iMac,
G3, and other USB-equipped Macintosh computers. The modem's unique Call
Waiting feature ensures users do not miss vital telephone calls while
surfing the Web or checking e-mail.
Using the Call Waiting Service available on most telephone systems, the
modem monitors the phone line for incoming voice calls while the user is
online. The user is notified when a call comes in, and has the option of
ignoring the incoming voice call or picking up the call to see who is
calling without disconnecting the Internet connection! The user then has
the choice of accepting the incoming call or taking a message and remaining
[NPL] Sonnet Lowers Prices
SONNET DROPS PRICES ON G3 UPGRADES
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA. August 3,1999. Sonnet Technologies, the leading
manufacturer of performance upgrade products for Apple MacintoshTM
computers, drops prices by as much as 20% on G3 processor upgrades. With
such aggressive price reductions, Sonnet Technologies continues to lead the
market with the best price/performance standard for G3 processor upgrades.
Sonnets new lower prices are as follows:
Crescendo G3/NuBus 266/1M $349.95 (was $399.95)
Crescendo G3/NuBus 300/512K $349.95 (was $399.95)
Crescendo G3/NuBus 300/1M $449.95 (was $499.95)
The above cards are compatible with the following Macintosh models:
- Power Mac 6100, 7100, 8100
- Performa 611X
- Workgroup Server 6150, 8150, 9150
- Radius 81/110
- Power Computing Power 100, Power 120
Crescendo G3/PCI 300/1M $399.95 (was $499.95)
Crescendo G3/PCI 333/1M $449.95 (was $549.95)
Crescendo G3/PCI 400/1M $599.95 (was $699.95)
The above cards are compatible with the following Macintosh...
[NPL] DSL Service Sold Online
For Immediate Release
Wired Business' New Wired E-Business (W.E.B.) Direct Service First To Sell
Commercial High Speed DSL Access On-Line
Helps Small and Medium Sized Companies Quickly Order High-Speed Internet
Access With a Click of a Mouse
Wired Business Works With Cabletron and Covad To Provide Companies with
Fast, Affordable Internet Access Via Web Site
New York City, August 2, 1999 -- Wired Business today introduced its new
Wired E-Business (W.E.B.) Direct service, the first high-speed Internet
access service that enables small and medium sized companies to order
Internet access directly from the web.
Wired Business' W.E.B. Direct service enables companies to go on the web
and easily configure and order all the hardware, software and services
needed to secure a reliable, high-speed Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Internet connection. Previously, ordering a commercial DSL line could often
be a time consuming and tedious process. The Wired Business service may
include DSL circuits...
[NPL] HDF Import Plug-in v1.1 for Photoshop
For Immediate Release
SCIENCE DATA PLUG-IN FOR ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
Fortner Software provides low cost plug-in for seamless imports of science
and remote sensing data into Adobe Photoshop
Sterling, VA - August 2, 1999 -- Fortner Software, experts on the
Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) data model, announced today the availability
of the Power Macintosh HDF Import Plug-in v1.1 for Adobe Photoshop for
online purchase and download. The Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) is a
scientific data format widely used by NASA and research labs worldwide. HDF
was developed by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
to store data, images, annotations and tables in binary, cross-platform,
self-describing files. HDF makes it easier than ever before for scientists
and engineers to share data across networks, platforms, and disciplines.
"Fortner Software's goal is to make science and technical data accessible
to anyone," said Ted Meyer, Chief Technology Officer. "The HDF Photoshop
[NPL] Shockwave.com: Consumer Entertainment
For more information contact:
SHOCKWAVE.COM UNLEASHES THE NEXT WAVE OF CONSUMER ENTERTAINMENT
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. August 2, 1999 shockwave.com today launched a mass
consumer interactive entertainment center at www.shockwave.com.
shockwave.com, wholly owned by Macromedia, Inc., breaks new ground by
combining diverse forms of entertainment with online and offline play and
new user control capabilities. The multi-dimensional entertainment hub
offers an immersive entertainment experience for the community of millions
of existing Shockwave Entertainment lovers, plus tens of thousands of new
Shockwave downloaders who become shockwave.com members every day.
shockwave.coms new interactive entertainment experience is enabled by an
innovative new content development and distribution model and Macromedias
Shockwave.com offers users a better entertainment experience through the
combination of its cutting-edge web site at www.shockwave.com and two
virtual on-screen devices...
[MD1] AppMaker CD #12
Grantham, NH - August 1, 1999 - Bowers Development announced that it is now
shipping AppMaker CD #12. It is in the mail to all current subscribers,
domestic and international.
"Thanks again to user feedback, we've worked with real-world applications
to find ways for AppMaker to do more of the programming job," said Spec
Bowers, President of Bowers Development.
- The generated code for modeless dialogs is more complete and automatic.
Without any handwritten code, a dialog can display data from whichever
window is frontmost or disable itself if no document window is active.
- Users can define global application data and preferences data which will
be instantiated automatically at startup. AppMaker will automatically
create, open, read and write a Preferences file.
- Generated applications call NavServices, if it is available, instead of
Standard File. The generated code is "Carbon"-ready.
- This release adds support for the few Appearance controls not previously
[NPL] AutoScript.fm 1.1.1
AutoScript.fm 1.1.1 -- the scripting utility for FileMaker 4 -- is now
AutoScript.fm is a Mac-only utility designed specifically to make the
transferring and re-entry of FileMaker scripts an easier one.
AutoScript.fm with Interactive Mode and Automatic Field Selection is now
available with support for 11 languages including English, Danish, French,
German, Italian, Japanese (although popup menus cannot yet display 2-byte
characters), Spanish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian and Dutch.
A new installer and updater can be downloaded from the AutoScript.fm
download page at:
For more information, please visit the AutoScript.fm web site at
(http://www.gnb.com.hk/autoscript.fm/) or contact Gregory at
[NPL] NetTen 1.4 Public Beta
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Anita Holmgren
Tenon's NetTen 1.4 -- Industrial-strength Mail Server Public Beta Now Available
Santa Barbara, CA, July 30, 1999. NetTen 1.4, a new version of Tenon's
mail, POP mail, and IMAP server, is available for public beta. NetTen is
based on Post.Office, a powerful mail server developed by Software.com.
Software.com is the uncontested leader in mail server software, having sold
licenses for more than twenty-five million electronic mailboxes worldwide
and representing 64% of the mail server market. Now with NetTen, Macintosh
users can enjoy Software.com's premier mail server software.
NetTen is the most robust, scalable, easy-to-administer, high-performance,
multidomain mail server solution for Mac OS. Tenon's powerful mail server
has the ability to pre-screen incoming messages, discarding unwanted mail
according to a sophisticated set of filtering rules.
[MD1] Press Release Network
We are pleased to introduce to you, Press Release Network, the targeted
electronic press release distribution service.
Press Release Network at http://www.pressreleasenetwork.com can be your
information source for IT related news.
Please visit our site for more information.
Thanks and regards
Press Release Network
Post Box 53735
United Arab Emirates
Tel: + 971 4 312627
Fax: + 971 4 318812
E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
[NPL] Pardeikes Welcome Plugin 3.0 beta 5
27th July 1999, Andreas Pardeike announces his new beta of
Pardeikes Welcome Plugin 3.0 beta 5
"Welcome" is a WSAPI-compatible server plugin that already provides
- virtual hosting
- authentication schemes based on almost every connection
- flexible, Apache like, URL manipulations and redirection
- realtime hits/visits/error statistics in text/graphic form
- remote configuration and flexible external scripting with
auto-reloadable configuration files
3.0b5 adds the following new features:
- AppleScript support in "Rules"
Now you can build your own database password checking
or customize Welcome to host your shopping basket
transparently. A whole new world of possibilities...
- Extended Log Format
File naming was enhanced. Rolled logs are renamed with
your patterns. A bug was fixed that stripped the...
[NPL] SafeMail for Mac OS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HIGHWARE SHIPS SAFEMAIL FOR THE MACINTOSH A SECURE WAY TO PROTECT
AND SIGN E-MAILS AND FILES
Brussels, July 22, 1999. - Highware announces SafeMail, its new
security software, compatible with the OpenPGP standard, that allows
Macintosh users to communicate securely over the internet.
SafeMail is a high security cryptographic software with an
easy-to-use interface, based on a technology known as Public Key
Encryption. SafeMail allows you to communicate and exchange
information securely with other people. The information (mail, files,
etc.) can be sent over the Internet or through any kind of electronic
channel or media. SafeMail is compatible with OpenPGP, a standard in
public-key encryption software. This means that files encrypted or
signed with SafeMail can be opened by the receiver whether he uses
PGP or SafeMail. Alternatively, you can also verify signatures or
decrypt data encrypted with PGP under any operating system be it Mac
OS, Windows or UNIX.
[MD1] VOODOO plug-in for CodeWarrior Pro 5
PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Subject: New VOODOO plug-in for CodeWarrior Pro 5
Hagenberg, AUSTRIA, July-29-1999, UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH announced
the availability of an new plug-in (v 1.1) that ensures compatibility
between VOODOO 1.8.1 and CodeWarrior Pro 5.
CodeWarrior Pro 5 includes version 4.0 of the IDE that features a new
version control API. Unfortunately, this new VCS API is not fully
backward compatible and therefore does not work with the VODOOO
plug-in v 1.0.3, which is distributed as part of VOODOO 1.8.1.
The new plug-in (v 1.1) solves this problem and is compatible with
CodeWarrior Pro 4 AND Pro 5.
Note: There is no update necessary for VOODOO Server. The current
version of VOODOO Server is already compatible with CodeWarrior Pro 4
and Pro 5.
The new plug-in, which is free for registered customers, can be
The Quick Guide to VOODOO and VOODOO Server!
VOODOO (Versions Of Outdated Documents...
[MD1] MySQL and mSQL Released
O'Reilly Releases the Eagerly Anticipated Book: "MySQL and mSQL"
Sebastopol, CA--MySQL and mSQL are popular and robust database products
that support key subsets of SQL on both Linux and UNIX systems. Both
products are free for non-profit use and cost a small amount for
commercial use. "A recent study predicted that within the next few
years, over one quarter of all Internet servers will run Linux," says
Randy Jay Yeager, co-author of the just released book "MySQL and mSQL"
(O'Reilly $34.95) "Throw in the rest of the Unixes and you have the
largest single population of servers on the Internet. MySQL and mSQL
are the choice for inexpensive database solutions in this realm. Their
popularity grew with the Internet and the World Wide Web and their rate
of growth only seems to be increasing."
Even a small organization or Web site has uses for a database. Perhaps
you keep track of all your customers and find that your information is
outgrowing the crude, flat-file format you started with....
[NPL] TeamSuite Released
OPTYM Professional Services
7927 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 500
McLean VA 22102
The Solution for Managing Multi-Site Projects: OPTYM Announces TeamSuiteTM
McLean, VA, July 28, 1999--TeamSuite brings a new dimension to project
management by providing a web-based platform for individuals and teams to
work together in new ways. This platform eliminates long start-up times,
lowers costs, and physical barriers, while increasing the leveraging of
subject matter expertise and information resources. TeamSuites
collaborative features transform it from a document repository into a place
where people can work as a team. TeamSuite participants can review
progress, coordinate activities, share efforts and accumulate re-usable
"TeamSuite is designed to work the same way that people do," says Carl
Dickson the lead developer of TeamSuite and OPTYMs Vice President of
[NPL] NetBarrier 1.0 Released
INTEGO SHIPS NETBARRIER 1.0, THE FIRST PERSONAL SECURITY SOLUTION FOR THE
-- Personal Firewall, Antivandal and Internet Packet Filtering software for
the Mac OS is sophisticated, yet easy to use --
NEW YORK, NY, July 22, 1999 -- at Macworld Expo Booth #587 -- Intego, Inc.
announced today that it is now shipping NetBarrier 1.0, the first personal
security software suite for the Mac OS, including integrated firewall,
antivandal and Internet packet filtering technology. Based on professional
firewall technology used by network administrators, NetBarrier is the first
single-user firewall software for the Mac OS, securing both Internet and
LAN-based traffic directly at the individual computer level, with
intelligent antivandal and Internet packet filtering software for a
complete single-user security solution. Designed for ease of set-up and
use, NetBarrier offers sophisticated security optimized for the Mac OS and
capable of handling AppleTalk. Available today directly from Intego...
[NPL] Aestiva releases HTML/OS Version 1.7
Aestiva releases HTML/OS Version 1.7
Torrance, Calif. -- Aestiva, LLC announces the
immediate availability of Aestiva HTML/OS 1.7, the latest version
of the company's flagship product.
Aestiva HTML/OS is powerful Web site software for developing
advanced, dynamic sites. The 1.7 upgrade includes features for
developers of Web-based software who require the ability to
copy-protect the products or Web sites they distribute to customers.
HTML/OS compliments HTML
Aestiva HTML/OS is a compliment to HTML that enables Web
designers to merge HTML documents with information stored on the
server "on-the-fly". Designers implement HTML/OS by placing
tags in their HTML pages. They can also use ready-written clips
and applications from the HTML/OS freeware library.
HTML/OS' ease-of-use means that designers with little or
no programming skills can build sophisticated advanced
HTML/OS replaces CGI programming...
[NPL] Active Software Announces Euroconverter 1.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ACTIVE SOFTWARE ANNOUNCES EUROCONVERTER 1.0
Powerful utility makes deploying Euro ecommerce solutions a snap.
GORIZIA, Italy - July 27th 1999 - ACTIVE SOFTWARE announces the release
of EuroConverter, a powerful utility to convert local currencies into
the Euro, the new European currency.
EuroConverter can be used with any application - databases (FileMaker,
4D, etc), spreadsheets or any other application capable of generating
a tab delimited file.
EuroConverter was developed by Active Software using RealBasic, the
popular Macintosh OS based development environment.
EuroConverter makes coverting large archives of information an easy
process.The conversion ratio is easily controlled in the application
preferences. For example, a FileMaker can contain some fields with
values which need to be converted from your local currency into Euros.
The conversion is easily done in three simple steps - Export, convert
with EuroCoverter and finally reimport. EuroCoverter...
[NPL] Mailsmith 1.1.4 Released
Mailsmith 1.1.4 Now Available from Bare Bones Software
Bedford, MA -- July 28, 1999 -- Bare Bones Software today announced
the release and immediate availability of Mailsmith 1.1.4, the
company's powerful Internet email client. This new version of
Mailsmith brings significant enhancements to the message composition
and viewing environments, further extends its scripability, and
addresses an assortment of customer-reported problems. An update is
available free of charge to all Mailsmith customers.
Among its interface refinements, Mailsmith 1.1.4 brings an updated
message composition pane, which provides immediate selection for
sending accounts, as well as simplified correction of entered
addresses, and direct display of X-Face header information.
The message reading environment benefits from a number of changes,
including resizable column widths in mail message lists, and the
option to display unread messages in boldface.
Mailsmith 1.1.4 now gives users the ability to customize...
[NPL] Valentina Database Gains Enhanced Text Handling Features
Valentina Database Gains Enhanced Text Handling Features
July 23, 1999. Beaverton, Oregon. Paradigma Software announced an
upgrade to its Valentina database technology, adding significant text
handling features to its entire product line.
Version 1.3 represents an upgrade to the powerful Valentina database
kernel, adding enhanced flexibility in working with textual data.
String fields can now contain up to 65,535 bytes of data; Valentina
also adds indexing by words within each string. For very large
continuous pieces of text, there is also a new BLOB Text type,
allowing very large volumes of text to be searched and indexed,
limited only to the operating system disk file size of 2 GB.
Valentina databases can also now be searched using a regular
expression, such as that found in popular scripting tools like
"The increased size and indexing features is perfect for creating web
log analysis solutions, or any other case where huge volumes of text
needs to be stored,...
[NPL] NetWare 5 Services for AppleShare
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 1999
Prosoft Engineering's NetWare 5 Services for AppleShare Integrates
Macs with Novell NetWare 5 Servers
Robust Macintosh NetWare Connectivity Solutions Help Keep Macs on
Pleasanton, CA - July 22, 1999 - Prosoft Engineering is pleased to
announce the Beta release of NetWare 5 Services for AppleShare, a new
set of NetWare Loadable Modules (NLMs) that provide AppleTalk
services over a Novell network. NetWare 5 Services for AppleShare
enables a Novell NetWare 5 server to "speak" AppleTalk and appear as
if it were an AppleShare file server to all Macintosh workstations on
NetWare 5 Services for AppleShare is one of two ways to integrate
Macintosh workstations into the NetWare environment. This set of NLMs
is installed directly on the NetWare server side, whereas the NetWare
Client 5.12 for Mac OS, which has been available since January 1999,
installs on individual Macintosh workstations to "speak" native NCP
over IPX to...
[NPL] Rebound! 2.0
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Naomi Pearce
SOPHISTICATED CIRCUITS SHIPS REBOUND! 2.0 SOFTWARE UPGRADE
-- Significant Upgrade for ADB Auto-Restart Device Offers Smarter
Application Crash Detection and Recovery, Crash Avoidance and
Advanced Logging --
WOODINVILLE, Wash., July 21, 1999 -- Sophisticated Circuits, Inc.
today announced it is shipping Rebound! 2.0, a significant software
upgrade for its popular ADB auto-restart device, with advancements in
automatic crash detection, recovery and prevention, plus new advanced
logging and event messaging features. The Rebound! 2.0 software
upgrade is available immediately from the Sophisticated Circuits' Web
site at (http://www.sophisticated.com/). The software-only upgrade is
priced at $19.95 for currently registered users or free to anyone who
purchased Rebound! in 1999 with proof of purchase. New Rebound! units
complete with version 2.0 software are available for $99 directly...