[MD1] No Wonder
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!
No Wonder, formally known as Ask AppleBoy, a FREE HELP site on the Web
covering various Operating Systems is looking for volunteers who are
interested in helping others.
Previously, they supported only the MacOS platform. Because of the
wonderful response from users, they have decided to expand to include
support for as many operating systems as possible.
This includes support for MacOS, Be, Solaris, Windows 95, Windows NT,
Windows 3.1, DOS, OS/2, plus others. They are also looking to expand to
No Wonder may be a new name, but is not new to the online world. "We have
been online for over 7 months, and keep growing each day." said Scott
William, Founder of No Wonder & Ask AppleBoy.
The foundation of their service is based upon 1-2-1 Personal Support.
Individual users can come to their site and ask questions via email or via
a message board. Email support questions are responded to in under 24 hours
by one of our volunteer staff members who knows that...
[MD1] FireSite 2.0
For Immediate Release
CLEARWAY TECHNOLOGIES SHIPS FIRESITE 2.0, THE FASTEST WEB SITE ACCELERATOR
-- FireSite Delivers High Bandwidth for Web Servers, Economically.
Webmasters Deliver "T-1 Speeds" Using ISDN, Modems; Serve Hundreds of
Thousands of Hits Per Day --
Boston, MA., May 13, 1997 -- ClearWay Technologies, Inc. today announced
availability of FireSite(TM) Blazing Web Site Accelerator version 2.0, an
updated version of ClearWay's Web site acceleration software for the Mac(r)
OS. The software, which can deliver "T-1 speeds" from Web sites using ISDN
or modem lines, now offers enhanced functionality including a powerful and
complete "Virtual Domain Management" system, protection against "media
hijacking", and dynamic multimedia "Themes." ClearWay has announced
introductory prices for FireSite 2.0, starting at US$99.00, and has made
30-day evaluation copies of FireSite freely...
[MD1] First Commercial App for Rhapsody
For a good story on the first company to announce the first commercial
application for Apple Computer's new operating system, code named Rhapsody,
see the following summary of Stone Design's recent press release (full
press release follows), which you may reprint, including the URL for the
online version of the press release
Stone Design Announces First Commercial App for Rhapsody
and the Yellow Box
Stone Design, a longtime leader in the NeXT/OpenStep marketplace, grabbed a
slice of Apple history by becoming the first developer to announce the
first commercial application for Rhapsody. Create HTML, a full-featured
design, layout and drawing application, will run on Apple's new operating
system, code named "Rhapsody," as well as on OpenStep for Windows95 and NT,
MACH and SOLARIS.
Not a novice when it comes to being first -- Stone Design was the first
developer to ship a product on NeXT Hardware in 1989...
[MD1] Metrowerks 3rd Quarter Revenues
This is not a typical MacDev-1 release, but some have expressed interest in
special cases like Metrowerks.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
METROWERKS THIRD QUARTER REVENUES TOTAL US$3.6 MILLION
Metrowerks Takes $4.3 Million Non-Recurring Charge
AUSTIN, Texas-May 12, 1997-Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE/ME:MWK),
today announced the results of its third fiscal quarter ending April 30,
1997, reporting revenue of $3.6 million, an increase of 52% over the third
fiscal quarter of 1996. During the quarter, the company continued its
product diversification efforts in the face of declining Mac OS-based
product sales. As a result of the declining Mac OS sales, non-recurring
and acquisition charges of $4.3 million, or $0.37 per share, related to the
company's Mac OS-based product business were incurred. The net loss from
ongoing operations was $1.6 million, or $.14 per share. After taking into
account non-recurring charges, the company...
[MD1] CodeWarrior Professional
METROWERKS LAUNCHES CODEWARRIOR PROFESSIONAL
New IDE Version 2.0 Offers Drastic Improvements in Productivity
SAN JOSE, California-May 12, 1997- At the Apple WorldWide Developers
Conference, Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE/ME:MWK), one of the world's
leading providers of software development tools, today announced
CodeWarrior Professional 1, the first release of a new edition of
CodeWarrior that combines Metrowerks Mac OS-hosted desktop tools and
Windows-hosted desktop tools into a single, powerful, unified development
package.CodeWarrior Professional replaces CodeWarrior Gold and CodeWarrior
Gold for Windows 95/NT which until now have been sold separately.
"The decision to combine the two products into one grew out of a desire to
provide desktop software developers easier access to both Mac OS and
Windows tools," said Jean Belanger, chairman and chief executive officer of
Metrowerks. "Metrowerks has a tradition of providing its users with choice.
CodeWarriors have long enjoyed the...
[MD1] CodeWarrior Latitude
METROWERKS INTRODUCES CODEWARRIOR LATITUDE
New Development Tools Move Mac OS Applications to Rhapsody and UNIX
SAN JOSE, California-May 12, 1997-At the Apple WorldWide Developers
Conference, Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE/ME:MWK), one of the world's
leading providers of software development tools, today announced the
availability of CodeWarrior Latitude, a porting tool that allows software
developers to port Mac OS applications to Apple's Next Generation operating
system, "Rhapsody", in addition to UNIX-hosted operating systems. Designed
to shorten time-to-market for Rhapsody-native applications, this new
addition to the CodeWarrior line of development tools enables Mac OS
developers to begin the transition to the new OS without rewriting all of
their source code.
Metrowerks will be showing CodeWarrior Latitude DR/1 at the Apple WorldWide
Developer Conference in San Jose, CA from May 13-16 in the "CodeWarrior
Lounge", Room J3 of the San Jose Convention Center.
Apple & Apache: a New Standard in Web Service
The world's most popular Web server now on the world's most popular Web
Caching proxy Web service and virtual hosting now available on Macintosh
Santa Barbara, CA, May 12, 1997. Tenon Intersystems today
announced shipment of WebTen, an industrial-strength, high-performance
Apache Web server for Power Macs. WebTen 1.0 takes advantage of Tenon's
unique "UNIX virtual machine" technology to support the widely acclaimed
Apache Web server as a double-clickable Macintosh System 7 application.
Apache runs in Tenon's multi-threaded, pre-emptive multitasking
environment, and has been extended with support for WebStar plug-ins and
AppleScript CGIs. This dual strategy of supporting both Apple and UNIX Web
extensions gives WebTen the largest family of CGIs of any known Web server.
WebTen uses Tenon's advanced TCP stack to provide 'true' virtual hosting
and includes caching proxy Web service. These advanced features,...
Rhapsody APIs and Rhapsody Sockets Available Today on all Power Macs
Unique Toolsuite for Building "Rhapsody-Ready"Applications
Santa Barbara, CA, May 12, 1997. Tenon Intersystems is shipping a
new version of CodeBuilder, a powerful tool for porting existing UNIX
applications or developing new, portable Rhapsody applications on Power
Macs and Power Mac clones. CodeBuilder 1.0.1 contains a complete UNIX
software development environment with a source-level debugger and C, C++,
Objective-C, Ada95, Java and Fortran77 compilers all generating native PPC
code. Because CodeBuilder creates binary PowerPC Executable Format (PEF)
files that can integrate directly with other Macintosh development tools,
software developers can combine Macintosh debuggers and compilers with the
CodeBuilder tool suite to get the best of both the Macintosh and UNIX
MachTen CodeBuilder extends MacOS with a family of
dynamically-linked, shared libraries that, like a Java virtual machine,...
[MD1] Lasso 2.0b1
DOWNLOAD LASSO 2.0b1 FOR MACINTOSH NOW!
May 10, 1997
Blue World Communications, Inc. is proud to announce the availability of
Lasso 2.0b1. Lasso 2.0b1 is the first beta release of Blue World's 2.0
version of Lasso, the powerful CGI/Plugin for web-enabling and now
java-enabling Claris FileMaker Pro databases for Macintosh.
Lasso 2.0 introduces a host of features commonly found by combining various
CGI/plugins costing hundreds of dollars more. A rich feature set positions
Lasso as much more than simply a Web database enabling solution, but,
distinguishes Lasso as a powerful dynamic web publishing tool.
New features in version 2.0 include the following:
- Java-enable FileMaker Pro: Java developers can use the provided
set of Java Classes for creating applets and applications which serve as
dynamic front-ends to FileMaker Pro.
- Built-in Image Conversion: Lasso now converts PICTs stored within
FileMaker Pro databases to GIF and JPEG on-the-fly without relying on
clip2gif. (No need for...
[MD1] Object Master and Mac2Win
Here's two announcements from Altura -- Object Master Professional Edition
and new lower pricing for Mac2Win.s who purchase Object Master Professional Edition will receive the
current Release and the following two releases all for one price. The new
releases will automatically be distributed to Professional Edition
subscription customers when they are made available. "Our experience, as a
leading provider of cross-plaform development tools, tells us that in
order for developers to be productive, it is imperative that they have the
richest and most reliable tools," said Lorenzen. "Object Master
Professional Edition will provide developers with the best development
environment that their money can buy."
Altura will be adding a number of new features to future releases of
Object Master. For Release 6, currently planned for June 1997, Object
Master will add the following capabilities:
o Java - Full Java support, including the creation of new classes, class
[MD1] O'Reilly: Official Be Publisher
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 1997
CONTACT: Sara Winge
O'REILLY & ASSOCIATES IS OFFICIAL TECHNICAL PUBLISHER FOR BE, INC.
The "Be Book" is First Title in Publishing Program for Be Developers
SEBASTOPOL, CA--Technical publisher O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., is the
official publisher of technical documentation for the Be operating system
(BeOS), O'Reilly and Be, Inc., announced today at the Be Developers'
Conference in Santa Clara, CA. The first title, the two-volume "Be Book,"
will be published in July when the final version of the BeOS is released.
The "Be Book" is the official programmer's reference manual for the BeOS,
providing developers with direct access to the internals of this
revolutionary new operating system. It includes two volumes and two CD-ROMs
that contain the entire operating system. O'Reilly will be publishing more
titles for Be programmers and users in late 1997 and 1998.
"We're excited about the...
[MD1] AutoShare 1.3
AutoShare 1.3, a freeware list server and auto-responder for EIMS (formerly
AIMS and MailShare), has been released and may be downloaded from
and also from the mirror site at
until it's up on Info-Mac in the comm/inet/mail directory.
Version 1.3 offers
- improvements and bug fixes
- expanded full scriptability
- improved Admin with balloon help
- subscriber and administrator web forms
- Mac-to-HTML and MIME-to-HTML character conversions
- list-specific passwords for remote administration by e-mail
- new post and nopost subscriber options
- choice of RFC From vs envelope sender for subscriber lists
- Mac-to-MIME configuration, unconditional option added
- scripted e-mail using the Send Mail AppleScript command
- updated Frontier glue document
- using AutoShare with NewsRunner
- monthly help files on a per-list basis
- specific key strings for poll accounts
[MD1] MacTech CD Now Includes All of 'develop'
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Publisher, MacTech Magazine
MACTECH CD NOW INCLUDES ALL OF "DEVELOP"
Westlake Village, CA -- May 9, 1997 -- Xplain Corporation, the publisher of
MacTech magazine, today announced that it is now shipping a new version of
the MacTech CD including the entire history of 'develop', Apple's Technical
As one of the first CD-ROM publishers, MacTech Magazine has continually
updated it's historical CD. The MacTech CD, Volumes 1-12 includes every
article from MacTech magazine (Nov, 1984 through May, 1997), every issue of
develop (Volumes 1-29, 1990-1997), the original Inside Macintosh, the most
complete set of FrameWorks magazine archives known, hundreds of megabytes
of source code, the best utilities from the net, developer relevant demos,
and much more.
All of the articles are in THINK Reference format. THINK Reference is one
of the most beloved developer tools...
From: Jeff Beeghly (email@example.com)
WindowDetective is a tool which allows you to view the WindowRecord and
GrafPort records of any window. Once you have viewed the contents of a
certain window, you may print the data, copy the data to the clipboard, or
save the data as a text file.
Developers can use WindowDetective to aid them in their development cycle.
Are Quickdraw calls not drawing in the right location and you believe the
Regions in you application (visible, clip, etc...) are getting corrupted?
Use WindowDetective! Software testers (or Quality Assurance Engineers) can
use WindowDetective for scripted regression testing and everyday guerrilla
You can find it in the dev folder on the Info-Mac sites, or from my home
[MD1] BrainHex 1.1
BrainScan Software is pleased to announce the release of BrainHex 1.1, an
updated version of the popular BrainHex file editor and browser for
MacOS(tm) based computers.
Billed as "the world's greatest (and noisiest) hexadecimal file editor for
MacOS(tm)," BrainHex allows the user to view and edit the contents of
either fork (data or resource) of any MacOS file in hexadecimal code as
well as ASCII characters and also provides full-featured editing of file
system information, the ability to edit values in many formats and much
more. BrainHex users include software developers, data analysts, game
hackers, and anyone curious about what's really in those files cluttering
their disk drives.
BrainHex 1.1 includes several user-requested features, and improves the
usefulness and robustness of the product. New features of this release
include a much enhanced Finder Info editing window, powerful file
comparison features and improved management of multiple views open to a
[MD1] CodeWarrior Lounge at WWDC
If you are planning to attend WWDC in San Jose, please stop by the
CodeWarrior Lounge (Room J-3). See the new 2.0 IDE, learn how CodeWarrior
Latitude will make the transition to Rhapsody easier, and meet our
engineers, who will be available to answer any questions you may have.
CodeWarrior Latitude DR1 will be available next week and purchases can be
made at WWDC, by calling our customer service department, and by
-Is a porting tool which allows you to quickly move existing Mac OS 7.X
applications to UNIX, and soon Rhapsody.
-Contains a set of shared libraries which perfom the functions of the
-Allows you to identify which portions of your code will port smoothly and
which Mac Toolbox traps are not implemented, by compiling and linking your
CodeWarrior project with the special Latitiude test libraries.
CodeWarrior Latitude also includes:
-Two free updates
-Free technical support
-Sun Solaris and SGI IRIX porting tools....
[MD1] CorelDraw Mac OS port
"When development manager Ian LeGrow asked Corel Corporation's
management if he could port Windows-based CorelDRAW to the Mac OS
platform, the idea was received less than enthusiastically.
"In the summer of 1995, my managers were under the impression that the
Macintosh was near death," says LeGrow. "But after discussing the size of
the Mac OS installed base and the ease of porting a Windows-based product,
they let my team have a go at it.
"Now, two years later, Corel views the Mac OS platform in a whole
Thus begins an excellent porting PC-to-Mac success story, "How Corel Made
Its Mark in the Mac OS Market," by Kris Dalebout Newby in the May issue of
Apple Directions. I've included a brief summary of the article below,
which you may reprint, including the URL for the online version of the
Corel Finds Porting PC-to-Mac Easy and Lucrative
Neon Software Announces CyberGauge 2.0
LAFAYETTE, CA - April 23rd, 1996 - Neon Software announced today an upgrade
to their popular MacOS Internet bandwidth measurement utility CyberGauge.
Version 2.0 enhancements include the ability to monitor network interfaces
on multiple routers, automatic creation of JPEG format graphs of bandwidth
data, and auto-discovery of the routers which connect your Macintosh to the
CyberGauge is an inexpensive yet powerful Internet management utility which
allows users to monitor and analyse the throughput of virtually every
Internet router available on the market. Based on the industry standard
management protocol, SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol), CyberGauge
can also be used to determine bandwidth utilization on many
network-connected devices, such as switches and hubs.
The crucial decision of balancing bandwidth and price requires a thorough
knowledge of current bandwidth utilization. CyberGauge shows whether or not
you are getting...
[MD1] Gestalt Selectors List 3.8
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Rene G.A. Ros)
Subject: Gestalt Selectors List 3.8
Today I released version 3.8 of the
Gestalt Selectors List (GSL)
It lists all sorts of information about the Gestalt Manager, but mainly
about selectors and the meaning of the returned values. The Gestalt Manager
is part of the Apple Macintosh System Software to enable programmers to
determine the availability of certain software and hardware.
This version has lots of new selectors for Mac OS 8.0, QuickTime VR etc.
You can obtain the latest version in several ways:
- by sending email to the mail archive server at:
with the subject:
archive get recent/gestalt-selectors.etx
or to get the compressed version:
archive get recent/gestalt-selectors.sit.hqx
- FTP to the info-mac archives at sumex-aim.stanford.edu and get the file
You can also use any of its...
[MD1] Management for ListSTAR mailing lists
2733 st paul st. #1
baltimore, MD 21218
ANNOUNCING LISTTOOLS 1.6 -- Management for ListSTAR mailing lists
Shareware: $25 US
listTools is a full-featured Frontier suite for managing StarNine
Technologies' ListSTAR server. listTools is capable of replacing all your
existing AppleScripts, and provides far more services than ListSTAR's
default configurations allow. Because it takes advantage of Frontier's
built-in database, you have comprehensive access to information about your
services, and the standard listTools scripts run at blazing speed.
Our new templates are designed to take advantage of listTools features by
default. If you have existing services that use AppleScripts, you may
either replace them by installing a new listTools template, or see the "LT
Scripts" documentation for information on how to convert your existing
services to take advantage of listTools features....
[MD1] Waste 1.3a4
From: "Thomas L. Ferrell" (email@example.com)
Subject: [ANN] Waste 1.3a4 at Info-Mac
Just saw that Waste 1.3a4 has been uploaded to
http://hyperarchive.lcs.mit.edu/HyperArchive.html It has both CW11 and Sym
C++ 8.1 projects included. Also see http://rhino.harvard.edu/dan/waste.html
[MD1] DISCOVER 4th DIMENSION road show
ACI US announces the DISCOVER 4th DIMENSION road show
Cupertino, CA April 25, 1997. In conjunction with the 4D Pro ship date,
ACI US also announced the Discover 4th Dimension road show. Beginning in
May, ACI US will present an introductory seminar for the new 4th Dimension
Version 6 developer and conduct high-end training classes designed for data
management professionals and experienced 4D developers. The ACI US Discover
4th Dimension road show will visit seven major cities throughout the United
States, and will be hosted by Walt Nelson, Director of Partner Development
for ACI US. Each stop on the tour will include:
* Two days of high-level 4D training:
- Day One: "A Technical Look Under the Hood of 4D V6."
- Day Two: "Optimizing 4D and 4D Server Applications"
* The Discover 4th Dimension seminar for prospective customers and developers
As part of the road show in each city, ACI US will participate in local and
regional User Groups and Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings. The...
[MD1] OpenDoc Developers Reaffirm Commitment to MacOS
May 5, 1997
We, the undersigned, have developed and shipped software that works with
Apple's OpenDoc component technology. As developers, we are firmly
committed to OpenDoc, the MacOS, and Apple. Today, OpenDoc provides a
superior development scenario for us and a superior usability scenario for
our customers. Even in this time of difficult decisions and new
directions, we believe Apple should strengthen its commitment to OpenDoc
and related ongoing projects, such as ODF and Cyberdog. OpenDoc just works
better. Someday, OpenDoc will rule the Desktop.
Brad Hutchings, Hutchings Software
Arni McKinley, MetaMind Software, Inc.
Bob Horst, ComGrafix, Inc.
Mike Nixon, Corda Technologies
Dean Capone, Apollo Technologies, Inc.
Brad Hutchings Mike Nixon
General Partner, Corda Technologies
Hutchings Software firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com (801) 763-0517
Arni McKinley, Bob Horst
President and CEO, President,...
[MD1] Image Processing Tool Kit
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Reindeer Games, Inc.
Announcing The Image Processing Tool Kit Version 2.0
Charlotte, NC - May 2, 1997 - Reindeer Games announces the Image Processing
Tool Kit, version 2.0. IPTK 2.0 is a set of image processing and analysis
plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop and compatible packages on both the Macintosh
and the PC, and is intended as a companion to the popular Image Processing
Handbook, 2nd Edition, CRC Press.
The features in 2.0 include:
- Hybrid CD for Macintosh and PC
- 2x to 10x speed improvement from 1.0
- more than 75 plugins for the Mac and PC
- New tools for FFT processing
- An expanded tutorial for use with either Photoshop,
NIH Image (on the Mac), or UTHSCSA ImageTool (on the PC)
illustrating many of the types of problems requiring
image processing tools
- Tools to remove halftones from images
- New color tools and arbitrary color separation...
[MD1] Crimson Basic Development System
Crimson Compilers are pleased to announce the availability of the 'Crimson
Basic Development System', a new visual development system for the
Macintosh range of computers.
Features include :
Integrated Development Environment.
Visual Forms designer.
In-built program Editor.
Fully compiled Basic language.
A demonstration version of this product is available from the Crimson web
site at: http://www.crimson.u-net.com
The price of this product is initially set at 50 (U.K. Pounds) and
payments are accepted in any currency. Visit the Crimson web page for more
details and ordering information.
Also available from this site for free download is the SC Basic compiler, a
fully functional Basic compiler producing 68K code.
[MD1] Apple on Ellison Dropping Bid
Below is Apple's press release about Larry Ellison dropping his bid for
Apple. For the story on Ellison
(http://www.sjmercury.com/business/apple/ap042997.htm), you might want to
read the article at the San Jose Mercury news web site.
Apple Issues Statement in Response to Ellison Release
CUPERTINO, Calif.--April 29, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today released the
following statement in response to a press release from Oracle Corp.
Chairman and Chief Executive, Lawrence J. Ellison:
Apple has no specific comment related to Mr. Ellison's press release. Apple
has a clearly articulated strategy and a detailed plan to return the
Company to profitability. We have a seasoned management team and have
undertaken a series of initiatives over the last year to streamline the
business, improve quality, and sharply focus on our core markets
(education, publishing, media authoring, consumer). Our recent product
introductions have been met with...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete AppleScript Power over the Web!
Royal Software, Inc. announces ScriptDemon! ScriptDemon is a browser
plug-in that, for the first time, delivers the power AppleScript over the
Web. The ScriptDemon plug-in executes the embedded AppleScript code
included on a Web page.
AppleScript is the most powerful device on any platform for creating tools
and workflows, easily. It is THE superior automation tool for publishing
and communication. As an extension of these abilities, this plug-in is
designed to change the relationship between a user and the
No longer is the user's "net" experience limited to observing through a
browser window. With this plug-in, an unprecedented level of interactivity
is available. Now the user can say "Show me!" or "Guide me!" or even have a
specific task done for them ON THEIR COMPUTER!
Users can tap interactive help files; get...
[MD1] NeoAccess Used by AOL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Ford Odell Group
NEOLOGIC OBJECT DATABASE DEPLOYED BY ONLINE INDUSTRY GIANT AOL
--America Online Adopts NeoAccess Database Engine to Increase Performance
and Optimize Memory Usage in AOL 3.0
Berkeley, CA - April 29, 1997 - NeoLogic Systems today announced that
NeoAccess, the company's object database management system, has been
deployed as the foundation technology for America Online's Macintosh client
application. This follows the adoption of NeoAccess by Netscape, Compuserve
and NetObjects, making NeoAccess the object database selected by four of
today's leading Internet technology providers.
"AOL's use of object technology represents the company's unwavering,
forward-thinking drive to provide the best possible user experience for its
customers," said NeoLogic President Bob Krause. "We are pleased to have
provided the database infrastructure to support this application's
sophisticated, streamlined design...
[MD1] Free OPENSTEP and WebObjects Development Tools
Prelude to Rhapsody Starts at WWDC
Attendees at Apple's Upcoming Developers Conference to Get Free OPENSTEP
and WebObjects Development Tools
CUPERTINO, Calif. - April 29, 1997 - Continuing to build momentum for its
next-generation operating system, code-named Rhapsody, Apple Computer,Inc.
today announced that it will provide all Worldwide Developers Conference
(WWDC) attendees, free of charge, a "Prelude to Rhapsody" software bundle,
which includes the latest versions of OPENSTEP and WebObjects development
tools. These tools will allow developers to begin learning the OPENSTEP
programming environment which is the basis for Rhapsody. They also include
WebObjects, which is Apple's industry-leading tool for easily creating
powerful and full-featured dynamic web sites.
Apple remains on schedule to deliver a Rhapsody Developer Release later
this year, in preparation for the introduction of customer releases in
1998. Apple's WWDC is May 13 - 16 at the San Jose Convention Center, San
[MD1] Apple ships Cyberdog 2.0
Apple Updates Popular Suite of Internet Components: Cyberdog 2.0
CUPERTINO, Calif.--April 28, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
availability of Cyberdog(tm) 2.0, an updated version of its suite of
Internet technologies for the Mac(r) OS. The software, which offers
enhanced functionality particularly in email and web browsing capabilities,
is available for downloading from the Cyberdog website
(http://cyberdog.apple.com) and is expected to be included with the Mac OS
8 release later this year.
Introduced in May 1996, Cyberdog broke new ground in the Internet access
arena by providing users with the advantages of flexibility and integration
on the Internet. With improvements in later releases, Cyberdog provides
direct integration of the Internet into the desktop. Cyberdog provides an
icon for Internet addresses (URLs, email addresses) and services (FTP
sites, mail trays, Telnet sessions) that can be dragged to the desktop and
organized in folders. With this capability,...
[MD1] StarNine Offers Free NASDAQ Template
For Immediate Release
STARNINE OFFERS FREE NASDAQ TEMPLATE FOR WEBCOLLAGE
-- Graphic Template Automatically Serves Nasdaq Stock Quotes on WebCollage
BERKELEY, Calif., April 28, 1996 -- StarNine Technologies, Inc., a
subsidiary of Quarterdeck Corporation, today announced its latest product,
WebCollage, will ship with free WebCollage templates allowing users to
easily re-publish Nasdaq quotes of specific technology stocks. WebCollage
will automatically retrieve the quotes from the StarNine
(http://www.starnine.com) or Nasdaq Web sites (http://www.nasdaq.com) at
intervals specified by the user, and publish the updated quote as a GIF
file on any Web server. The graphics include a Nasdaq logo, which also
serves as a live link to the Nasdaq site, and Nasdaq authorization for
StarNine and it's users to republish these quotes in this format. The
announcement today coincided with the shipping of WebCollage (see related
release dated April 28, 1997), a new software product for content...
[MD1] StarNine ships WebCollage
For Immediate Release
STARNINE SHIPS WEBCOLLAGE, AN INDUSTRY-FIRST CONTENT-CREATION DATABOT
-- Revolutionary New Product Automates the Creation of Dynamic Infographics --
BERKELEY, Calif., April 28, 1996 -- StarNine Technologies, Inc., a
subsidiary of Quarterdeck Corporation, today announced it is shipping
WebCollage, a new product that automatically builds dynamic Web graphics
containing up-to-the-minute data, and uploads them to any Web server on any
platform on a scheduled basis. The Mac OS version of WebCollage is
available today from StarNine for the special introductory price of $199.
The introductory price is good until June 30, 1997, after which time
WebCollage will cost $249.
"StarNine's known for innovative, leading-edge Internet products and our
new WebCollage is no exception," noted Avi Rappoport, product manager at
StarNine. "WebCollage makes Web sites truly come alive by constantly
refreshing the data being served - without anyone having to lift a finger
to do it. Since...
[MD1] MacXperts' X2O: Generate Dynamic HTML
MacXperts Releases X2O, 1.0.5 to Generate Dynamic HTML for Mac OS Web
RICHMOND, Virginia -- April 24, 1997 -- MacXperts, Inc. today announced the
release and immediate availability of X2O, version 1.0.5, a WebSTAR plug-in
that enables you to connect a Mac OS based Web server to any Oracle7
database. X2O was formerly known as WebX.
X2O generates World Wide Web pages on-the-fly from Oracle stored
procedures. It allows delivery of dynamic HTML pages and updates, while
also allowing sites to take advantage of the kind of technology that eases
site administration and management tasks. "This is the only Web-database
tool that allows heuristic processing" said William Tyler, President and
CEO of MacXperts, Inc. "This means when a query is sent to the database,
not only is an HTML page returned, but the program actually makes secondary
logic decisions based on the return from the query. You can't do that with
other Web-database solutions" continued Tyler. X2O offers the full power of...
[MD1] J.Stream First to Get 100% Pure Java Certification
For Immediate Release
J.Stream First In Line for 100% Pure Java Certification
Vancouver, WA-April 24, 1997-J.Stream, the hot, new subsidiary of DataPak
Software Inc., received 100% Pure Java certification Tuesday, April 22.
This certification, which ensures the right to display the JavaSoft 100%
Pure Java logo, assures potential users that J.Stream's WiredWrite
publishing application, together with their J.Press Document (JPD) formats,
maximizes cross-platform compatibility.
Whether embedded in a web page, published on a CD-ROM or sent as e-mail
attachments, JPDs are instantly cross-platform. They are also the first
pure Java document format capable of converting a 10.2 meg. FrameMaker file
to a 311K JPD.
J.Press Documents are based on a proprietary three part document format
that includes a unique 75K Java viewer applet, document word dictionary and
data stream. The dictionary and Java based style runs utilize cutting edge
technology that results in documents as little as 1/10th the...
[MD1] CodeWarrior for PalmPilot
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
METROWERKS INTRODUCES CODEWARRIOR FOR PALMPILOT, APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
TOOLS HOSTED ON WINDOWS 95/NT & MAC OS
CodeWarrior Tools for U.S. Robotics' PalmPilot Connected Organizers To
Include New Visual Resource Editing
AUSTIN, Texas-April 28, 1997-Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE/ME: MWK),
one of the world's leading providers of software development tools, today
announced CodeWarrior for PalmPilot DR/2 ("Developer Release 2") hosted
on Windows 95/NT and Mac OS. CodeWarrior for PalmPilot features the
CodeWarrior Integrated Development Environment ("IDE") and allows software
developers to build applications for the new PalmPilot Professional and
PalmPilot Personal Connected Organizers from U.S. Robotics.
"We are pleased to announce the availability of CodeWarrior for PalmPilot
hosted on both Windows 95/NT and Mac OS," said Jean Blanger, chairman and
chief executive officer of...
[MD1] ACI Ships 4D Desktop v6
ACI US SHIPS 4D DESKTOP VERSION 6 A cost-effective rapid application
development (RAD) workshop
Cupertino, CA April 25, 1997. ACI US, Inc. today shipped 4D Desktop, an
out-of-the-box database development tool kit that combines the ACI US 4th
Dimension Version 6 relational database, 4D Compiler, and 4D Insider,
creating a cost-effective RAD workshop.
The release of 4D Desktop marks the second phase in the ACI US Version 6
product line upgrades. On March 24, 1997, ACI US shipped 4th Dimension
Version 6 (4D V6), the Web-enabled upgrade of their powerful 32-bit
relational database. By creating a powerful and productive 4th Dimension
database workshop, including 4D, 4D Compiler and 4D Insider, 4D Desktop
delivers a complete set of products with three main benefits: -
Consistency in development - Ease of maintenance - Cost-effectiveness
4D Compiler--a true machine-language compiler, is optimized to support a
wide range of processors on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. 4D
[MD1] Investing in Apple Computer
We hope that you will not consider this an intrusion. But we feel that it
is important that you know how you can help Apple Computer to survive.
The AUG Investment Club is a partnership of loyal MAC computer users who
are investing in Apple Computer and other companies that support the
Macintosh Operating System. We believe that our investment will show Apple
Computer that we stand with them while they develop new and exciting
computer technology that will once again prove that Apple Computer
technology is far superior.
We also believe that Apple Computer is under a lot of pressure from its
major stockholders, investors that look for immediate profit and may not be
willing to give Apple Computer the time it needs to make its plan succeed.
The AUG Investment Club was started to give loyal MAC computer users the
opportunity to invest without having to meet the high requirements set by
the brokerage companies. Most brokerage companies require a minimum $1000.
to open an account and...
[MD1] develop Teams Up with MacTech
Apple and MacTech Magazine Team Up to Deliver 'develop', Apple's Technical
MacTech to Present Award-Winning 'develop' Technical Content in a Special
CUPERTINO, Calif.,--April 24, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
that it has joined forces with Xplain Corporation to publish the technical
content of 'develop', Apple's award-winning quarterly technical journal, as
a special section of MacTech magazine.
Commencing with its May issue, MacTech magazine will deliver a special
section of 'develop' written by Apple engineers and reviewed by Apple
technical support that will enable develop's high-quality technical
articles and code to reach more developers than ever before.
"Apple is excited to be joining forces with MacTech magazine to deliver the
kind of high-quality technical information previously published in the
develop Technical Journal," said David Krathwohl, vice president of Apple
Developer Relations. "develop's in-depth technical articles and vital...
[MD1] First look at Rhapsody at WWDC
*** Developers to get First look at Rhapsody and "Hands on" With Mac OS 8
at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference ***
Rhapsody, Mac OS, Internet & Enterprise, Interactive Media, and Hardware
Sessions Give Developers Grand Tour of What's Up at Apple
CUPERTINO, Calif.--April 21, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
that its upcoming annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will
showcase a wide range of Apple technologies for software and hardware
developers--from an overview of Apple's upcoming hardware to in-depth
sessions on operating system and multimedia technologies. At WWDC Apple
also plans to demonstrate an early version of Apple's next generation
operating system, code named Rhapsody, as well as previewing Mac OS 8, a
major upgrade to Mac OS planned for release in July 1997. Apple remains on
schedule to deliver a developer version of Rhapsody later this year, in
preparation for the introduction of customer releases of the operating
system in 1998. The WWDC...
[MD1] Astrobyte's BeyondPress
Astrobyte(TM) Announces New Web Authoring XTension(TM)
BeyondPress(TM) 3.0 Adds WYSIWYG Web Design, Multimedia, Font Support
to Award-Winning Design Tool
For Immediate Release: April 22, 1997
New York City - At the Seybold Seminars Conference today, Astrobyte
announced BeyondPress 3.0, the latest version of its Web authoring XTension
for QuarkXPress(TM). The 3.0 version supports both Windows(TM) and Mac(R)
OS, includes all the document-conversion features of its predecessor, and
adds powerful Web page authoring and management tools.
WYSIWYG Web Authoring
BeyondPress 3.0 lets designers create Web pages using advanced text
formatting and page layout tools. Using the Cascading Style Sheet support
of Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 and the upcoming Netscape Navigator 4.0,
plus Bitstream's TrueDoc(TM) font technology, BeyondPress converts stylized
text in a QuarkXPress document to formatted text on a Web page, retaining
the intended fonts and type size. BeyondPress...
[MD1] Purity Offers Competitve Upgrade
PURITY SOFTWARE OFFERS WEBSIPHON COMPETITIVE UPGRADE TO NETCLOAK AND
Austin, TX (April 23, 1997) - Purity Software announced today a competitive
upgrade program that can save users $150 when purchasing WebSiphon, the
powerful server-side web application development tool for Macintosh web
sites. The offer enables users of any retail version of NetCloak or
NetForms to purchase a full retail copy of WebSiphon v1.0.2 at a special
promotional price of $345 and is available until June 30th, 1997. Users who
purchase WebSiphon under this program will receive a free upgrade to
WebSiphon v1.5 when it ships later this year.
The competitive upgrade program was developed in response to requests by
NetCloak and NetForms users who feel restricted by the limited feature-set
available in current versions of these products.
"We have spoken with many Macintosh WebMasters who have simply reached the
point where they need more power than NetCloak and NetForms provide," said
[MD1] MessagePad 2000 Sales Booming
Apple MessagePad 2000 Sales Booming Less Than A Month After Product Ships
CUPERTINO, Calif.--The Apple Newton MessagePad 2000 is roaring out of the
gate. Apple Computer, Inc. reports that less than a month after its March
24 ship date, the newest member of its Newton family of mobile business
appliances is selling briskly at both the corporate and retail levels.
"The MessagePad 2000 is today's most powerful handheld computer," said
Sandy Bennett, vice president of the Newton Systems Group at Apple
Computer, Inc. "The sales we have achieved in our first 30 days and
customer response validate our claim that the MessagePad 2000 is a
compelling business machine. Our bookings rates are running five times as
high as they were a year ago."
Announced last October, the MessagePad 2000 offers features that are
important for mobile professionals, including e-mail, fax, and Internet
access capability (modem and Internet service provider account must be
purchased separately), as well as...
[MD1] AppleShare IP 5.0
Apple Announces Pricing and Availability of AppleShare IP 5.0
SEYBOLD EXPO--NEW YORK--April 21, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today
announced pricing and availability of its next-generation server
software--AppleShare IP 5.0. The software will be included in the
AppleShare Server Solution, one of three software configurations included
with Apple's newly announced Workgroup Servers 7350/180 and 9650/233. A
shrinkwrap version of AppleShare IP 5.0 is also scheduled for distribution
in May 1997 by Claris Corporation.
The recommended retail prices for AppleShare IP 5.0 vary based on
SKU Version Price
452000Z AppleShare IP 5.0 (Unlimited Client Version) $1999
506092Z AppleShare IP 5.0 (50-Client Version) $1349
506091Z AppleShare IP 5.0 (5-Client Version) $ 799
506095Z AppleShare IP 5.0 (6-50 Additional Client License) $ 599
506096Z AppleShare IP 5.0 (51-Unlimited Additional Clients) $ 699
452005Z AppleShare IP 5.0 4....
[MD1] Motorola Bundles DAVE with StarMax
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Motorola Bundles DAVE(tm) with StarMax Systems
--- Mac-compatible Vendor Provides PC Connectivity Using TCP/IP
ARLINGTON, Texas--Thursby Software Systems, Inc. (TSS), the world's leading
developer of Mac OS cross-platform solutions, announced a bundling
agreement with Motorola Computer Group (MCG) that includes DAVE software to
be shipped with StarMax systems beginning in mid-May.
DAVE V1.0.1 is the latest release from Thursby Software. It is a very
fast, new version of its powerful Mac OS to Windows networks connectivity
software. A free, fully-functional evaluation copy of DAVE is available at
Motorola has strategically included DAVE for cross-platform connectivity
with new StarMax configurations focused on the "enterprise" market.
"Providing value to our customers is our number one priority," said Dennis
Schneider, vice president and general manager, Commercial Products
Division, MCG. "That means offering the overall best solution...
[MD1] Kaidan announces KiWi
KAIDAN ANNOUNCES KiWi(tm): A LOW-COST PANORAMIC VR TRIPOD HEAD KAIDAN
BREAKS THE $100 PRICE BARRIER WITH THEIR NEW LOW-COST KIWI PANORAMIC TRIPOD
FEASTERVILLE, PA - Kaidan, Inc. today announced KiWi, the first truly
affordable panoramic VR tripod head. KiWi brings digital photographic
panoramas to an even wider audience. With the advent of easy-to-use and
affordable VR panorama creation software, such as PictureWorks' Spin and
Panimation's Nodester(tm), the KiWi panhead provides a complete solution
that is ideal for anyone interested in adding digital VR panoramas to their
websites, e-mail and multimedia applications. According to Jim Anders,
President of Kaidan, "These applications represent the first wave of
products that will catapult QuickTime VR and other photographic VR
technologies such as RealVR and Surround Video squarely into the consumer
"Although KiWi is inexpensive, we've designed it to provide a high degree
of functionality and durability," said Krista...
[MD1] LetterRip 1.1
Fog City Software Releases LetterRip 1.1 -- Mac Mailing List Server
Capitola, CA -- April 22, 1997 -- Fog City Software, Inc. announces an
important new version of its powerful and easy to use mailing list server,
LetterRip 1.1 delivers email even faster than before. Optimizations in the
mail engine permit LetterRip to reliably deliver thousands of messages an
The high performance mail engine becomes crucial for
- Announcements to thousands of customers or associates
- Busy discussion lists where 100 messages to 1,000 subscribers can mean
up to 100,000 message deliveries
"It screams!", says Rich Gay of Foresight Technology who uses LetterRip to
manage a number of busy lists.
LetterRip 1.1 adds other features including
- New message headers to make unsubscribing easier
- Enhanced server logging
- More automatically managed administrative accounts
Setting LetterRip up is as easy as ever. Getting the server running is
accomplished in minutes. Features such as digests...
[MD1] Altura Acquires WinSock SDK
Altura Software, Inc. Acquires WinSock SDK for Mac OS from NetManage, Inc.
PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. -- April 21, 1997 -- Altura Software, Inc. announced
today that it has acquired the WinSock SDK for Mac OS from NetManage, Inc.
(NASDAQ: NETM) for an undisclosed amount. WinSock SDK for Mac OS provides a
single network API common to both Windows and Mac OS making it easier to
port TCP/IP applications to the Mac OS environment.
ABOUT WINSOCK SDK FOR MAC OS
WinSock SDK for Mac OS is the only WinSock API for the Mac OS platform.
Bridging the TCP/IP network API gap between the Windows and Mac OS
platforms, WinSock SDK for Mac OS gives developers a tool for porting their
WinSock based applications from Windows to the Mac OS platform.
Additionally, it gives developers a single API for writing applications to
the two stack technologies currently available on the Mac OS platform -
Open Transport and MacTCP.
WinSock SDK for Mac OS is an ideal tool for developers who have been tasked
[MD1] Pictorius' iNet Developer
For Immediate Release
902.492.2880 ext. 248
Pictorius Announces iNet Developer for Macintosh
Next Generation Intranet Application Tool Lets IS Managers Focus on IS
Tasks and Content Providers Create and Manage Site Content in a Team
April 22, 1997 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - Pictorius Incorporated, the
leading developer of Intranet software solutions for the corporate market,
today announced Pictorius iNet Developer, a next generation Intranet
development tool. Pictorius iNet Developer is a complete site development
solution designed to give development teams the ability to easily create
complex Intranet sites, connect to databases and change content instantly
with an easy to use visual interface.
Pictorius iNet Developer gives IS managers powerful tools to build custom
functionality into a site and enables content providers (e.g. Marketing,
Finance, HR departments) the freedom to update and manipulate a site's...
[MD1] Handheld Systems Conference
Handheld Systems Conference - Full Agenda and Speaker Bios
Detailed sessions descriptions for The Handheld Systems Conference,
including speaker names and biographies, have been posted to the company's
Web site at http://www.cdpubs.com.
Minor changes to previously-announced speakers include the substitution of
Greg Galanos, President and CTO of Metrowerks, in place of Jean Belanger,
Metrowerk's CEO. In addition, Kari Paukkeri, General Manager, Nokia Mobile
Phones, Dallas will present a keynote entitled "Benefiting From Worldwide
Conference hightlights include:
- The Windows CE pavilion, a hands-on room containing a variety of Handheld
PC hardware and software products;
- Receptions April 24 and 25 hosted by Psion and Nokia Mobile Phones
- Exhibits that are open to the public from 1 - 5 PM April 25 and 26.
For more information about the conference go to Creative Digital Publishing
Inc.'s web site at http://www.cdpubs.com or call 415.621.4252.
[MD1] BMUG MacFest
COME BE A PART OF THE PREMIERE EVENT FOR THE MAC USING COMMUNTIY!
For Immediate Release
BERKELEY, CA, April 17, 1997 - The Mac platform is alive and kicking! April
26 marks the date of the 7th annual BMUG MacFest.
This year will prove to be the best yet with such big name vendors as
Adobe, Connectix, Aladdin, Dantz, Iomega, Corel, Wacom, Techworks, Motorola,
U.S. Robotics, APS Technologies, and MANY more. For the first time ever,
vendors will be selling product and giving some great deals to attendees.
Also, come hear two of the top titans in the industry- Ellen Hancock, Apple
Vice President, will be our keynote speaker... and if that's not exciting
enough, we'll also hear from Jean Louis Gassee, founder of Be, Inc*. Other
conference speakers include industry analyst Dave Winer, TidBits Editor Adam
Engst, MacWeek Columnist Don Crabb, Motorola Evangelist Bob Levitus and
PhotoShop guru Bert Monroy - all cutting edge Mac people. Workshops will
include Basic Mac Techniques, QuickTime 2.5...