Contact: Susan Whitney
MacTech Magazine
805-494-9797 x105

Now Available: The Release Version of
The MacTech CD-ROM with all of develop

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA — AUGUST 4, 1997 — Xplain Corporation, the
publisher of MacTech(r) magazine, today announced that it will be shipping
the release version of the MacTech CD-ROM, Volumes 1-12, which includes the
entire history of develop, Apple’s awarding winning technical journal.

As one of the first CD-ROM publishers, MacTech Magazine has continually
updated its historical CD with an extensive library of reference material,
hundreds of megabytes of source code, special offers with developer demos,
and much more.

The MacTech CD, Volumes 1-12, includes every article from MacTech magazine
(November, 1984 through May, 1997). It has the entire history of develop
(Volumes 1-29, 1990-1997). The CD also has the original Inside Macintosh,
and the most complete set of Frameworks archives known (the publication of
the late Software Frameworks Association).

Starting with the May, 1997 issue, MacTech magazine delivers 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. The first
develop section is also included on the CD.

MacTech’s flexible THINK Reference Viewer (2.5b2) gives the user faster and
more searching capability. THINK Reference is one of the most beloved
developer tools ever available for Macintosh. The new THINK Reference
Viewer, version 2.5, now includes boolean searches and other features in
one of the fastest search engines around. The new search capabilities are
a valuable addition to the CD by making it easier to find the references
you need. All of the articles are in THINK Reference format

The CD has a list price of $129. There’s an introductory price of only $99
through August 31, 1997 — act now!

Customers that received the preview version of the MacTech CD will
automatically receive the release version which is being sent out the week
of August 11th. All orders and customer service questions are handled
through DevDepot, MacTech’s primary distributor. Sales:
800-MACDEV-1, Voice: 805-494-9797, Fax: 805-494-9798,, (

The MacTech CD will be available at MacWorld Expo Boston August 6 – 8,
1997. The MacTech station will be located within Developer Central in the
main Apple Booth in Hall B, at Bayside Expo.

Corporate Background:

Xplain Corporation publishes MacTech Magazine (, the
MacTech CD-ROM series, THINK Reference, operates DevDepot
(, and provides custom publishing and trade show
services. Founded in 1984, the company has its offices in Westlake Village,
California. MacTech Magazine was formerly called MacTutor and began
publishing in November, 1984. For more information on Xplain Corporation or
any of its products/services, call the main offices at 805-494-9797, fax at
805-494-9798, send an e-mail to, or send snail mail to PO
Box 5200, Westlake Village, CA 91359-5200, USA.


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