Job Manager 3.0
From: Steve Bemboom (email@example.com)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JOB MANAGER 3.0 INTEGRATES WITH MYOB=92S ACCOUNTING PLUS AND INTUIT=92S
IOWA CITY, IOWA-August 3rd, 2001-MetaCommunications, a leading software
developer of client-server business solutions, began shipping an update to
Job Manager 3.0 today with comprehensive integration for MYOB=92s Accounting
Plus and Intuit=92s QuickBooks Pro accounting software packages.
=93Job Manager gives business owners the ability to truly understand what is
happening at the production level by delivering a solution that traditional
accounting systems are unable to offer,=94 said Robert Long, Vice President
of MetaCommunications. =93By providing an integration link with Accounting
Plus and QuickBooks Pro, Job Manager will allow our customers to merge
their business data to see not only the accounting side, but the underlying
data to support it as well.=94
Designed as a production level management tool, Job Manager extends the...
RUNTIME LABS ANNOUCES RELEASE OF MacSQL 2.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact Dan Wald, 917-661-0216 (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
NEW YORK - August 3, 2001 - Runtime Labs, Inc., a premiere provider of
database tools for the Macintosh OS, today announced the release and
immediate availability of MacSQL 2.0. MacSQL 2.0 is a robust solution for
database management on the Macintosh. A fully AppleScriptable application,
MacSQL provides web authors, publishers, and developers with a simple,
graphical way to interact with SQL databases.
"We are very pleased to offer MacSQL 2.0 to the Mac community" said Mark
Lilback, President of Runtime Labs, Inc. "MacSQL fills a definite need for
those Mac users who require an easy to use application for working with SQL
Included in MacSQL are native drivers for MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, ODBC
(with the Merant ODBC Driver Manager installed on Mac OS 9), and Oracle (on
Mac OS X via JDBC).
MacSQL 2.0 includes many new and upgraded features from the...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PINEHILL PRODUCTS RELEASES CREATIVEPAGE 2.7.5 & SPECIAL OFFER AVAILABLE.
Rochester, NY - July 31st, 2001 - PineHill Products announces CreativePage
2.7.5, the powerful and customizable web site creation tool for the Mac OS
and Mac OS X operating systems.
PineHill Products is also pleased to announce a special order offer of
CreativePage + SiteToolkit on CD for only $49.95, normally $60.85. This
special ends August 4th, 2001.
CreativePage is an extremely powerful and easy to use application to
create, edit, and maintain a web site or web page. With CreativePage,
anything is possible, from creating a simple web page to post your r=E9sum=
online, or a professional looking web site for your business, CreativePage
has the tools and ability to do so. Since CreativePage works both in Mac OS
9.1 (and earlier) systems, along with Mac OS X, CreativePage is very
flexible. Whether you are a computer novice, or a professional web site
SendStory: XML content creator for Mac OS X
Softmagic Ships SendStory
An easy-to-use XML content creator for Mac OS X
San Jose, CA, August 1, 2001 - Softmagic, Inc. today shipped SendStory, an
easy-to-use XML content creator running on Mac OS X. The first of
Softmagic's cross-media publishing solution, Project-M, promises to deliver
XML in the traditional Apple fashion, intuitive and user-friendly. The
collaboration among writers and editors in different languages and regions
is made possible for both offline and online publishing.
SendStory communicates with Apple Computer's online file sharing facility,
iDisk and any TCP/IP networked server to send and receive the structured
XML story that conforms to the industry standard DTDs or to the customized
DTDs designed with SendStory. Its unique way of synchronizing the document
structures of the multilingual documents makes an easy choice for
international company dealing with the documents in many languages. It also
converts XML to HTML based on the pre-defined style mapping...
XCLAIM? TV USB Edition
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2001
ATI now shipping XCLAIM? TV USB EDITION, $99 external TV tuner for
MARKHAM, Ontario ? ATI Technologies Inc. (TSE:ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT), a world
leader in the supply of graphics, video and multimedia solutions, announced
today that it is now shipping the highly anticipated XCLAIM? TV USB EDITION
external TV tuner to the Macintosh consumer market for just (USD) $99
manufacturer's suggested retail price.
"ATI has always been committed to the Macintosh market and continues to
deliver great graphics products," said Jewelle Schiedel-Webb, Director,
Desktop Marketing, ATI Technologies Inc. "XCLAIM TV USB EDITION, now on
store shelves, is yet another example of the innovative solutions ATI is
producing for Mac users."
XCLAIM TV USB EDITION is ideal for Mac users to watch TV on Apple desktops
or mobile systems through an easy, single cable installation into the
computer's USB (Universal Serial Bus) port. Features include: Channel
FrontBase Developer Connection
FrontBase, Inc. Announces FrontBase Developer Connection
Revolutionary new developer reward program first of its kind in Mac
industry, where points earned are tradable for Mac hardware and software
FDC Developers can purchase WebObjects 5 for only $99 until end of Septemb=
FrontBase, Inc., the developers of FrontBase, the first scalable relationa=
database for Mac OS X, today announced the FrontBaseTM Developer Connection
(FDC), a revolutionary new developer rewards program. FDC provides the
vital link between FrontBase, Inc. and its developers, and is designed to
provide technical support and full perpetual licenses that can be resold.
Where this differs from other developer programs is in the way the FDC
emulates a frequent flyer rewards program. In the FDC, registered
developers earn points that will give them rebates for hardware they buy in
the Apple Store. For every dollar spent on a FrontBase product (such as a
license, support, or training), their account as a registered...
FileMaker Server 5.5
FileMaker Server 5.5 Now Available from FileMaker, Inc.
Fast, reliable FileMaker database hosting software now available for
Windows 2000, Mac OS X (Cocoa) and Red Hat=AE Linux
SANTA CLARA, CA - July 30, 2001 - FileMaker, Inc. announced
the immediate availability of FileMaker Server 5.5 (Worldwide English
version), a powerful, multi-protocol software application for hosting
FileMaker Pro 5 and 5.5 databases.
Designed to match the evolving platform preferences of workgroups,
FileMaker now adds Red Hat Linux support to FileMaker Server 5.5.
Linux is growing rapidly as a server platform, especially for
workgroup deployments. FileMaker Server 5.5 will also run on Windows
2000 (now logo-certified), Windows NT, Mac OS X (native, user
interface developed based on Cocoa, the advanced object-oriented
technology from Apple Computer) and Mac OS 8.6 and later.
To better fit with standard IT requirements, FileMaker Server 5.5
includes authentication of guests against a Windows domain and...
NetObjects Matrix and NetObjects Fusion MX
NetObjects Announces NetObjects Matrix and NetObjects Fusion MX to be
Bundled with HP Digital Imaging Products
Redwood City, Calif., July 30, 2001- NetObjects (NASDAQ: NETO)
today announced that its Web site building products, NetObjects Matrix
and NetObjects Fusion MX, will be bundled with two Hewlett-Packard
Company (NYSE:HWP) digital imaging products, to be distributed
Customers who purchase the HP Scanjet 5470c and 5490c color
scanners through HP, HP resellers and channel partners worldwide will
have access to a choice of leading small business Web site building
solutions, NetObjects Fusion MX and NetObjects Matrix. The deal brings
NetObjects solutions to both Mac and Windows users.
NetObjects Fusion MX allows Windows users to build an online
presence and subscribe to Web Services that can help them grow and
manage their business. Any customer with an Internet connection
regardless of their operating system can select NetObjects Matrix,
where they can build a...
THE PANDAWARE COMPANY UPDATES TIMECACHE TO VERSION 4.1.1
Macintosh time and expense tracking application receives new feature and
bug fixes. Trial version available at (http://www.pandaware.com/).
The PandaWare Company has released a free maintenance update to TimeCache,
its popular time and expense tracking application for Macintosh users who
bill clients for project work. PandaWare(r) TimeCache(tm) 4.1.1 includes a
new feature and bug fixes.
Now TimeCache users can look up dates by popping up a calendar in any of
TimeCache's primary windows. In addition to this new feature, this update
also addresses bugs, including a problem with inaccurate timing when
starting the timer from the TimeCache Remote Control window, and another
problem with printing in user-selected fonts.
TimeCache 4.1.1 runs on Power Macintosh (PPC) machines, under Mac OS 8.0 or
higher. A separate Carbon version for use with Mac OS X is also available.
Fully feature-enabled trial versions of TimeCache 4.1.1 are...
ForgotIt 1.3 for Mac OS X
Contact: Erich H Rast (email@example.com)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FORGOTIT? 1.3 RELEASED
New release 1.3 of the popular password management program ForgotIt? now
available for OS X
BERLIN, GERMANY - July 26th, 2001 - Shareware author Erich H Rast is
pleased to announce version 1.3 of his password management tool ForgotIt?
for the Macintosh. The tool is an easy-to-use multi-document application
for managing passwords and Internet addresses. It uses strong Blowfish or
Rijndael (AES) encryption and SHA1 hashing to protect password lists and
launches even multiple URLs that belong to a password entry. Version 1.3 is
now available as an OS X version as well. Features of ForgotIt? are:
- alphabetize password lists
- export password lists as Base64 encoded text files
- friendly user-interface
- full balloon help in Classic version, help tags on OS X
- online documentation (also available for download)
- drag&drop support
New features in version 1.3 are:
- Mac OS X version available (Classic...
4D's Partner Central
4D, Inc.'s Partner Central Voted One of the """"""""Ten Best Support Sites for 2001""""""""
Association of Support Professionals Selects 4D for Small Company Division
San Jose, CA, July 26, 2001 -- 4D, Inc.'s 4D Partner Central Web site was
voted one of the """"""""Ten Best Web Support Sites"""""""" from the Association of
Support Professionals (ASP). 4D PartnerCentral.com is a private support
site built for members of the 4D Partners Program. Built with 4D's own 4th
Dimension Web application development environment, 4D PartnerCentral.com
was evaluated on categories such as quality of navigation, knowledgebase
content, interactive features, personalization, and success at overcoming
major development challenges.
ASP is an association of Windows-based technical support professionals.
Established in 1995, it has grown to a membership of over 1000 support
professionals worldwide. This year's panel reviewed a wide array of popular
and industry-renowned sites before selecting the final ten...
StyleGrid 2.5 plug-in for REALbasic
StyleGrid 2.5 is out:
REALbasic plug-in for creating styled spreadsheet controls. Supports
multiple views, different styles in each cell, colspan to join cells, cell
borders per cell. It also supports link modes where more than one
StyleGrids are linked to the same data but expose a second view to it.
New in 2.5:
* Introducing Einhugur Grid Rendering Engine 4.0, which gives much
faster cell rendering than previous versions.
* Win32 Target is now supported. (This is first implementation
of the Win32 support so it comes as is without guaranties).
* New properties of StyleGridCell:
* New Methods of the StyleGrid:
* Other changes are lots of tweaks and fixes here and there.
TCP Deux v1.0.0 for 4D
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., Announces Release of TCP Deux v1.0.0
Full Release of New 4th Dimension Component
Vero Beach, FL - Thursday, July 26th, 2001: Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.,
today announced the full release of TCP Deux v1.0.0 for Macintosh and
Windows. TCP Deux is a 4th Dimension component which provides
cross-platform TCP wrappers for different TCP plugins available for 4th
Dimension. The plugins supported within TCP Deux include 4D Internet
Commands v6.7.x, Internet ToolKit v2.0.x, and Internet ToolKit v2.5.x.
With the TCP Deux component, a 4th Dimension developer can code TCP level
routines without worrying about which particular plugin is going to be
used. TCP Deux provides a very simple upgrade path for developers to write
one set of code. With TCP Deux, a 4D developer can begin by using the free
4D Internet Commands for all TCP communications and upgrade to the
commercial Internet ToolKit plugin when the needs arises, all without
changing a single...
Quitling for Mac OS X
Catchy Software Announces Quitling for Mac OS X
Goteborg, Sweden - July 25, 2001 - Catchy Software today announced
Quitling; the Dockling that strikes fear into any misbehaving Mac OS X
applications. With Quitling, you can instantly quit or force quit any
application or process, with or without its consent. Use it to terminate
crashed applications, applications you launch by mistake or applications
that simply have a bad attitude and could use a reprimand.
If you find it tiresome to manually quit roguish programs and processes all
the time, let Quitling do the job for you. Add a program to the AutoKill
list and it will never get a chance to even start. And for those of you who
would rather keep stuff alive than dead, try the AutoStart feature.
Quitling will make sure that any server software, mail programs or other
processes you need running continuously will immediately restart if
anything bad happens.
In short, Quitling can take care of most of your quitting and launching
Troi Ranges Plug-in 1.1 for FileMaker 5.5
Troi Automatisering releases Troi Ranges Plug-in 1.1 for FileMaker 5.5
Update available of Troi Ranges Plug-in for FileMaker 5.5 and Mac OS X.
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, July 25th, 2001-- Troi Automatisering
today announced the availability of the update to Troi Ranges Plug-in 1.1,
for FileMaker 5.5 and for Mac OS, Mac OS X and Windows.
What is the Ranges Plug-in?
The Ranges Plug-in is a very powerful tool for creating ranges in
FileMaker Fields. All from within FileMaker you will be able to:
* Use two date fields to create a range of dates, numbers or time
* Generate dynamic on-screen data, whether financial or otherwise
* Use ranges in conjunction with Go To Related Records for quick
* Integrate the included Calendar Solution into new or existing files
* Enhance the ease of reporting for time periods
* Purchase a single license and use it in an unlimited number of solutions
The Troi Ranges Plug-in 1.1 has been tested with FileMaker 5.5 and...
REALbasic CD: Accepting Submisssions
REALbasic CD includes thousands of applications, example projects,
plug-ins etc. to provide REALbasic users with resources to help them get
more out of REALbasic. Here's your chance to be a part of it.
Why should you submit something for the REALbasic CD? Being on the CD will:
* Show off your talents
* Earn you the respect of others
* Promote your application, skills or service
Submissions must be received by Monday, August 6th. Submissions will be
accepted on a first come, first served basis. There is a limited amount of
space available on the CD and we have thousands of files to deal with so the
sooner you send in your submission, the more likely it will be included.
What can you submit?
* REALbasic example projects
* REALbasic plug-ins
* REALbasic classes/modules
* Applications made with REALbasic
* Anything that extends REALbasic in any way
* Any application that helps REALbasic users develop applications
Currently, for example, we include demo version of BareBones software...
Blue World Upgrades for Lasso Professional 5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2001
BLUE WORLD ANNOUNCES SPECIAL UPGRADE PRICING TO LASSO PROFESSIONAL 5
Bellevue, WA--July 24, 2001--Blue World Communications, Inc.--pioneers of
the Web Data Engine(tm)--today announced special discounts on upgrades to
its forthcoming Lasso Professional 5 Standard Edition product. All
customers who purchase new full versions of Lasso Web Data Engine 3.x
between now and the release of Lasso Professional 5 Standard Edition will
qualify for $200 off the standard price on upgrades to Lasso Professional 5
Standard Edition currently scheduled for availability late Summer 2001.
""""""""Interest and excitement in the forthcoming Lasso Professional 5 Standard
Edition product is overwhelmingly positive and consistent,"""""""" said Bill
Doerrfeld, CEO of Blue World. """"""""We're delighted to make it easier for
customers to purchase Lasso Web Data Engine 3.x today while offering a big
discount on the future upgrade price to Lasso Professional 5 Standard
Easy Beat 1.3
PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
easy beat 1.3 released
Hagenberg, Austria, July-24-2001. UNI SOFTWARE PLUS is proud to announce
version 1.3 of its popular music software easy beat.
Besides a couple of other improvements and bug fixes, the new version
offers a global tempo controller view that can be used to define tempo
variations over a song. All tempo changes can be defined relative to a
global """"""""nominal tempo"""""""".
The new version can be downloaded from:
The upgrade to 1.3 is free for all registered users of previous
versions of easy beat.
For newcomers - what is easy beat?
With easy beat, you can compose your songs by drawing notes or recording
them with a MIDI instrument, see up to 16 tracks in multiple views, choose
from 128 instruments and 9 drum sets, print the score and tabulature, add
effects and variations, listen to your song using QuickTime or an external
SMTPit 3.0 Beta 1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COMM-UNITY NETWORKING SYSTEMS RELEASES SMTPIT 3.0 beta 1, A CROSS PLATFORM
FILEMAKER PRO PLUG-IN.
Fort Worth, TX, July 23, 2001 -- Comm-Unity Networking Systems announces
the release of SMTPit 3.0b1, for FileMaker Pro 4.x and 5.x for Macintosh OS
9, Macintosh OS X, and Windows Platforms.
SMTPit is a very flexible FileMaker Pro plug-in that allows you to send
email directly from FileMaker without the aid of any helper applications.
To use it, all you will need is an email address, an SMTP server, and
FileMaker Pro 4.x or 5.x.
You can easily integrate SMTPit into your existing solutions. A basic
knowledge of FileMaker Scripting is needed, however, the documentation for
SMTPit covers how to use FileMaker Pro Plug-ins, and more specifically, how
to use the SMTPit plug-in.
Jake Traynham, company owner, states that """"""""We have added many, many new
enhancements to this new version of SMTPit, including Japanese character
support, OS X support, Server Authentication...
StuffIt Compression Development Kit for Windows, Solaris &...
STUFFIT COMPRESSION DEVELOPMENT KIT
NOW AVAILABLE FOR WINDOWS, SOLARIS, & LINUX
StuffIt(tm) Technology Leads the Industry as the Only Cross-Platform,
Multi-Format Compression Solution
New York, NY Macworld Expo, Booth #1319 - July 17, 2001- Continuing its
lead in providing universal compression solutions for all major computing
platforms Aladdin Systems (OTC BB: ALHI) today released the StuffIt
Engine(tm) Software Developer Kit (SDK) for Windows, Linux, and Solaris.
These releases will allow developers to integrate compression into their
project, whether the goal is to wrap a group of files chosen on the fly
into a single self-extracting archive appropriate to the user's computer,
or reducing the time it takes to send/receive files.
""""""""With this release of the StuffIt Engine SDK's, enterprise, product, and
Web developers, can quickly and easily integrate compression into their
project,"""""""" said David Polzine, StuffIt Engine product manager. """"""""Aladdin now
StuffIt Express 1.1 for Mac OS X
ALADDIN SYSTEMS SHIPS STUFFIT EXPRESS 1.1 FOR MAC OS X
BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE SAVES USERS TIME AND MONEY BY GUARANTEEING
ERROR FREE FILE TRANSFERS
Macworld Expo, New York, NY Booth #1319- July 18, 2001- Aladdin Systems,
Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB:
ALHI), today announced StuffIt Express(tm) 1.1 for Mac OS X, a new business
productivity tool designed to save companies time and money by guaranteeing
error free file transfers every time. StuffIt Express allows businesses to
build custom """"""""Express Box(tm)"""""""" applications that can combine file transfer
tasks with data compression and encryption to facilitate common tasks such
as filling out forms to send with an attachment. By using an Express Box,
businesses can help their customers perform complex file transfer actions
while shielding them from confusing and unfamiliar technology.
""""""""Many companies whose business depends on exchanging files with customers
SmartMode 1.0: Rapid JavaServer Pages Dev Tool
SmartMode Releases Version 1.0
San Francisco, CA - July 23, 2001 - Today SmartMode released Version 1.0 of
its category leading Rapid JavaServer Pages (JSP) Development tools,
available for download from http://www.smartmode.com. SmartMode enables JSP
and Servlet developers to build dynamic, interactive web sites with
distinct display, business logic, and database layers in minutes, resulting
in radically reduced costs and an accelerated time to market. Because
SmartMode integrates with most application servers and IDEs, developers can
immediately take advantage of SmartMode's time- and cost-saving features.
SmartMode starts you with a great framework and powerful tools for
developing scalable JSP sites and it encourages good practices going
forward,"""""""" said Oleg Proudnikov, CEO of Tigne Services. """"""""SmartMode does
magical things out of the box and opens a wide range of possibilities.""""""""
With over 1,000 downloads during the beta period, SmartMode users include
String stuff plugin 2.2 for REALbasic
String stuff plugin 2.2 is available.
This is a plugin that does many things. The simplest things it does
is: Returning a memoryblock that points to a string that you passed as
a parameter, allowing you to alter the string """"""""in place"""""""" simply by
altering the memoryblock's .byte property; doing ascb(midb(mystring, i,
1)) 9x faster; giving you an instrb equivilent for memoryblocks.
InCharSet returns the first character in the container that is
contained itself inside the CharSet parameter. So
InCharSet(""""""""xxxxxaxxxx"""""""",1,0,""""""""a"""""""") would return 6, because the first
character in """"""""xxxxxaxxxx"""""""" that is in """"""""a"""""""", is the 6th character.
OutCharSet returns the first character in the container that *isn't*
contained in the CharSet parameter. So
Michio Ono Plug-ins for REALbasic
Micono RbMovieUtil plugin
[New] (All) Seven methods were added to movie class
[Chg] (All) """"""""GetTrackCreationTime(trackNum As Integer) As Double""""""""
[Chg] (All) """"""""GetTrackModificationTime(trackNum As Integer) As Double""""""""
Micono RbStringUtil plugin (update)
[NEW] (OSX) Mac OS X compatible (Carbon).
[NEW] WIN32 OS compatible
[FIX] Fixed HoldingLevels of """"""""GetLevel"""""""" method
[FIX] Holding levels value turns into minus value is corrected When
movieplayer is stopped (mode is Automatic).
[NEW&Imp] (ALL) SetBands was made applicable. However, it is unknown
whether it functions correctly. (v1.3.0)
[FIX] (QT5) Holding levels value turns into minus value is corrected
When movieplayer is stopped (mode is Automatic). (v1.3.0)
Micono SoundEqualizer plugin
I did wrap-around of...
Eridanus Releases Slide Show Player for OS X
For Immediate Release
Contact Mike Trivisonno - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kendall, Florida, (July 20, 2001) -- Eridanus Releases Archer for OS X
Easy to use slide show player released for OS X. Eridanus today released
their first OS X application, Archer. Archer is a small, fast slide show
player that supports audio and video as well as still images.
Archer supports multiple players running at the same time each with their
own set of images, speed setting, and size. You can also append images to
the slide show. When not in full-screen mode, a scroll bar is available to
navigate through the images.
Dispensing with many of the Command, Control, and Option key combinations
and implementing a simpler hit-a-key-make-something-happen approach Archer
makes activities like creating new players and and importing images, for
example, as easy as hitting the """"""""N"""""""" and the """"""""I"""""""" keys. Of course, all the
menus and standard shortcuts are also available.
Archer is $15 dollars....
Golden Retriever 1.0a1
New software: Golden Retriever 1.0a1
Golden Retriever is a very simple sofware updater for networks. The
program is client-based and was designed for Macs that connect to a
particular network volume usually when the user isn't present such as
the login screen on Macintosh Manager. Present uses are updating
software and deleting files on workstations.
Golden Retriever is a work-in-progress but is designed to be useable
today. It can be used to update itself as newer versions arrive.
Golden Retriever is PowerPC-only. It is freeware.
Jay Lichtenauer, MacinMind Software
""""""""Jay E. Lichtenauer"""""""" (email@example.com)
Windows Media Player for Mac OS X
July 19, 2001
Microsoft Announces Windows Media Player for Mac OS X
""""""""Carbonized"""""""" Player Sports New Aqua Interface for Digital Audio and Video
NEW YORK - July 19, 2001 - Microsoft Corp. today announced Microsoft(r)
Windows Media(tm) Player for Mac OS X and demonstrated a prerelease version
of the player at the Macworld Conference & Expo in New York. The new player
is being designed and """"""""Carbonized"""""""" for OS X and will feature the new Aqua
interface. Windows Media Player for Mac OS X will be available as a free
download this fall, providing users of Mac with the best Windows Media
experience on the new OS X operating system.
The new media player is being developed to meet demand for Windows Media
content on the Mac OS X platform with an easy-to-use player for both audio
and video. It will support Windows Media Digital Rights Management (DRM)
and the latest industry-leading Windows Media audio and video technology.
This will enable users of Mac to...
Boris GRAFFITI 2.0
Boris Announces Boris GRAFFITI 2.0
Integrated Vector Graphics and 2D/3D Title Animation
NEW YORK - July 18, 2001 - At Macworld today, Boris announced Boris
GRAFFITI 2.0, a major upgrade to the company's award winning graphics and
titling application. The first company to bring 2D and true 3D compositing
into non-linear editing, GRAFFITI 2.0 is the only integrated vector-based
titling package on the market. GRAFFITI 2.0's vector tools allow easy
creation of sophisticated animations such as text on path, with exceptional
sharpness. Along with flexible animation tools such as Type On and Title
Containers for auto-animated rolls, crawls, fades, shuffles and zooms,
GRAFFITI 2.0 allows users to map text to 3D shapes, and extrude and
composite in three dimensions. GRAFFITI 2.0 also supports the addition of
third-party Adobe After Effects filters.
""""""""Boris GRAFFITI 2.0 sets a new standard for integrated 2D and 3D title
animation,"""""""" says Boris Yamnitsky, company founder and...
24U SimpleDialog Plug-In 1.0
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, July 18, 2001
Prague, the Czech Republic
Today 24U s.r.o. has released a new """"""""must to have"""""""" product, 24U
SimpleDialog Plug-In 1.0 for Mac OS and Mac OS X.
Provided you use FileMaker Pro, 24U SimpleDialog Plug-In will let you
display almost arbitrary dialog boxes which combine text fields, passwords,
checkboxes, and radio buttons. All this is as easy as the standard Show
Message and Status(CurrentMessageChoice)...
Adding custom dialogs to FileMaker Pro was never so simple!
Coming to Mac OS and Mac OS X today, at the opening day of Macworld Expo
New York 2001, this plug-in will be presented during the Macworld
Conference session C40 on Friday, July 20, at 10:30 AM. One of the authors
will be present at the session to answer any questions you might have about
Windows-compatible version will follow soon this summer and the update will
be free for all registered users of the version 1.0.
Detailed information about the released...
SMITH MICRO SOFTWARE ANNOUNCES FAXstf X,
A FULL-FEATURED FAX SOLUTION BUILT NATIVELY FOR MAC OS X
Mac OS X Version of Smith Micro's Award-Winning Fax Software Allows Users
to Send and Receive Faxes From Any Document Application on the Mac
MACWORLD EXPO, NEW YORK, NY - BOOTH 567 - July 18, 2001 - The Macintosh
Division of Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a developer and
marketer of a wide range of software and service solutions for the Internet
market, today announced FAXstf X, a complete fax solution built natively
for Mac OS X. Tightly integrated with Apple's next generation operating
system, FAXstf X allows faxes to be sent and received from any Mac document
application. FAXstf X lets users take advantage of the AddressBook within
Mac OS X, making it unnecessary to duplicate or maintain multiple
phonebooks. Users can simply drag and drop from the AddressBook into
FAXstf X's FaxBrowser to send a fax.
""""""""We are very excited about offering our full-featured fax...
4D WebSTAR Server Suite V Public Beta for Mac OS X
4D, Inc. releases new 4D WebSTAR Server Suite V Public Beta for Mac OS X
NEW YORK, July 18, 2001 -- Macworld Expo booth #458 -- 4D, Inc., publishers
of the 4th Dimension v6.7 RAD/RDBMS Environment and WebSTAR Server Suite,
today announced the immediate availability of their new 4D WebSTAR(r) Server
Suite V public beta. Now, Mac(r) OS X users can take advantage of a much
faster WebSTAR while still enjoying the easiest to administer and most
secure Web serving on Mac OS X. Completely redesigned for Mac OS X, 4D
WebSTAR Server Suite V is available as a public beta directly off the web at
(http://www.WebSTAR.com/4dwsv). Macworld attendees can experience a full
demonstration of 4D WebSTAR Server Suite V at Booth #458.
""""""""4D WebSTAR Server Suite V is a masterpiece of design ingenuity that
provides WebSTAR users serious server power, within an incredibly robust,
easy-to-use and secure server system for Mac OS X,"""""""" said Brendan Coveney,
president and CEO, 4D, Inc. """"""""From...
Apple Debuts New Power Mac G4 Line
Apple Debuts New Power Mac G4 Line
Revolutionary SuperDrive Now Available for $1,000 Less
MACWORLD EXPO, NEW YORK-July 18, 2001-Offering the ultimate in performance,
expansion and digital media solutions, Apple today introduced a powerful
new line of Power Mac G4s with 733 MHz, 867 MHz and dual 800 MHz PowerPC
G4 processors. Apple's revolutionary SuperDrive, a combination CD-RW/DVD-R
drive that can burn DVDs which can be played in consumer DVD players, is
now standard in Power Mac models costing $2,499-$1,000 less than before.
""""""""These are the fastest Macs ever, with 867 MHz and dual 800 MHz PowerPC G4
processors,"""""""" said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. """"""""With the 867 MHz processor and
our revolutionary SuperDrive together in a system costing just $2,499, more
users can now afford to create professional quality DVDs.""""""""
The new Power Mac G4 line offers incredible performance with systems
featuring 867 MHz and dual 800 MHz PowerPC G4 processors with Velocity
Apple Previews Next Version of Mac OS X
Apple Previews Next Version of Mac OS X
New Version 10.1 Features Blazing Speed and Aqua Enhancements
MACWORLD EXPO, NEW YORK-July 18, 2001-At the Macworld Expo Keynote, Apple
today previewed Mac OS X version 10.1, the first major upgrade to Apple's
new UNIX-based operating system. Mac OS X v10.1 will deliver significant
performance improvements, new features and additional refinements to the
Aqua interface. Mac OS X v10.1 will be available this September and will
be supported by more than 1,000 third-party native applications.
""""""""This new version of Mac OS X is really fast, and incorporates many
suggestions from our users, such as the moveable Dock that can be placed on
the left, bottom or right edge of the screen,"""""""" said Steve Jobs, Apple's
CEO. """"""""We've fixed a lot of bugs, and added a lot of great new features,
like burning CDs right from the Finder and the ability to seamlessly
network with Windows clients and servers.""""""""
Mac OS X v10.1 delivers improved...
Apple Reports Third Quarter Profit of $61 Million
Apple Reports Third Quarter Profit of $61 Million
CUPERTINO, California-July 17, 2001-Apple today announced financial
results for its fiscal 2001 third quarter ended June 30, 2001. For the
quarter, the Company posted a net profit of $61 million, or $.17 per
diluted share. These results compare to a net profit of $200 million, or
$.55 per diluted share, achieved in the year ago quarter. Revenues for the
quarter were $1.475 billion, down 19 percent from the year ago quarter, and
gross margins were 29.4 percent, compared to 29.8 percent in the year ago
quarter. International sales accounted for 44 percent of the quarter's
The quarter's results included a $7 million favorable after-tax impact
resulting from net equity investment gains, offset by an after-tax charge
of $7 million related to the purchase of in-process research and
development associated with the acquisition of PowerSchool, Inc. These
non-recurring items had a net neutral impact on the reported results.
FileMaker Server 5.5 on Mac OS X
FileMaker Will Highlight FileMaker Pro 5.5 and
FileMaker Server 5.5 on Mac OS X at Macworld Expo in New York
MACWORLD EXPO, NEW YORK - July 18, 2001 - FileMaker will highlight its new FileMaker Pro 5.5 for Mac OS X and give attendees a preview of FileMaker Server 5.5 running on Mac OS X as Macworld Expo opens here today.
The FileMaker booth is #818 in the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
Expected to ship on July 30, FileMaker Server 5.5 is the ideal way to host and protect FileMaker workgroup databases and is designed to match the evolving Server platform preferences of these business workgroups. In addition to Mac OS X, FileMaker will add Linux (Red Hat certified) support to FileMaker Server 5.5. Linux is growing rapidly as a server platform, especially for workgroup deployments, and has been requested by FileMaker customers. FileMaker Server 5.5 will also run on Windows 2000 logo-certified, Windows NT, Mac OS 8.6 and 9.1.
""""""""The strong performance and scalability of Mac OS X...
Pantone Develops Color Solutions for Mac OS X
Pantone Develops Color Solutions for Mac OS X
PANTONE ColorWeb Pro Brings the World's Color Standard To Apple's
Revolutionary New Operating System
NEW YORK - July 17, 2001 - Pantone, Inc., the global authority on color and
provider of professional color standards for the graphics, fashion,
interior and industrial design industries, today announced at MacWorld
Conference & Expo its support for Apple's Mac OS X. Pantone has released a
beta version of PANTONE ColorWeb Pro that provides for system-level
support that takes advantage of the new architecture and features of Mac OS
X. ColorWeb Pro provides Web authors and others the RGB values for the
PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM, the international standard for color
""""""""As a longstanding innovator in the design industries, Pantone is committed
to developing tools to leverage the latest and most powerful technologies
explained Richard Herbert, president of Pantone. """"""""We worked closely with
Dialpad: First Mac to Phone IP Telephony for Mac OS X
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DIALPAD LAUNCHES INDUSTRY'S FIRST MAC-TO-PHONE IP TELEPHONY PRODUCT FOR MAC
Macintosh Version of Award-Winning Dialpad World Service Debuts at Macworld
Conference & Expo
Macworld Expo, New York, NY - July 18, 2001 - Dialpad Communications, Inc.,
the market leader in IP telephony, announced today that it has developed
its popular Dialpad World IP telephony service for Mac OS X. Dialpad is the
first Internet telephony company to develop a Mac-to-phone product and it
debuts at Macworld Expo, July 18-20, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center
in New York. Dialpad World enables Dialpad customers to make calls from
their computers to standard telephones around the world for a fraction of
the cost of traditional long distance calls. The first Mac version of
Dialpad will be available for Mac OS X only.
""""""""There is great demand for our service from Mac users and we're excited to
offer this new product to the Mac community,"""""""" said Dialpad CEO Brad...
iOrganizer 1.5 for Macintosh and Mac OS X
Channel 8 Software Releases iOrganizer 1.5 - Organizational software for
Macintosh and Mac OS X.
July 18, 2001: Channel 8 Software today updated its easy-to-use
organizational application for the Macintosh and Mac OS X, iOrganizer.
iOrganizer includes an address book, a bookmark list, an event calendar,
and a download list. It can import contacts, bookmarks, events, and
download addresses from a variety of formats; search, sort, save, and print
lists; quickly and easily send e-mail to contacts; open your favorite
websites in your web browser; remind you of important events; and download
files from FTP or HTTP servers.
iOrganizer's innovative, sensible interface makes it easy for users to add
and edit contacts, web addresses, and appointments. With its simplicity and
flexibility, iOrganizer is the perfect tool to help people keep track of
the important information in their lives.
iOrganizer 1.5 is now PPC native and Mac OS X (carbon) compatible. This
version includes a simple mail...
Rackspace and PostgreSQL: Hosted Open Source Database Solutions
Rackspace and PostgreSQL, Inc. Announce Offering
for Hosted Open Source Database Solutions
New Program Gives Customers DBA Support on Managed Hosting Platform
SAN ANTONIO - July 17, 2001 - Rackspace Managed Hosting, a leading provider
of open source-based managed hosting services, and PostgreSQL, Inc., the
international provider of the world?s most advanced open source
Object-Relational DBMS, today announced the """"""""PostgreSQL Quick Start
Program,"""""""" a unique offering for customers running complex PostgreSQL Web
sites. This program combines Rackspace's managed hosting and fanatical
support with PostgreSQL, Inc.'s database design, consulting and support
PostgreSQL, Inc. is the first and most experienced commercial source for
the advancement of PostgreSQL, the most powerful open source database for
Web sites. Rackspace, an industry pioneer in the use of open source
technology, was the first managed hosting company to support Linux, and
today manages more than 3,600...
Opera 5 for Mac Beta 2
Opera performing in the Big Apple
Opera 5 for Mac Beta 2 released at Macworld Expo
NEW YORK, NY - July 18, 2001 - Opera 5 for Mac Beta 2 was released today at
Macworld Expo* in New York. This Classic version for operating systems
7.5.3 and higher, which has received rave reviews in its alpha and beta
stages, has improved overall performance by adding significant
Opera is well-known for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant
than other browsers, and in this release Opera offers Mac users added Java,
support for """"""""InternetConfig"""""""" and auto-completion of URLs.
""""""""It is important for us to show our dedication to the Mac platform by
improving the overall performance of the Opera for Mac browser,"""""""" says Pal
Hvistendahl, Communications Manager for Opera Software ASA. """"""""We have also
designed a special button set to go along with the browser as a special
feature during the Macworld Expo.""""""""
Today, Opera 5 for Mac Beta 2 and the...
JYD Object Database 2.0
JYD Object Database is a pure Object DBMS written entirely in Java for use
by Java applications. The product is a multi-user system with client/server
support and garbage collection on the database. It includes a web server
supporting servlets, and it is compatible with any other servlet engine or
With the release of Mac OSX, JYD immediately became available to Mac
developers (it requires Java 2). Now JYD 2.0 has been released with even
more features, including database event notification, remote method
invocation, and distributed databases. A free eval with a 65 page manual is
available at (http://www.jyd.com)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ASCENDING TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES CALENDARMONSTER 1.2, THE NEWEST VERSION OF
THE POPULAR FILEMAKER PRO CALENDAR MODULE.
NEW YORK, NY -- Monday, July 18, 2001 -- Ascending Technologies announced
CalendarMonster 1.2 today, the newest version of its flagship product, a
FileMaker Pro calendar module.
CalendarMonster 1.2 brings multi-platform support to the popular calendar.
Windows and Mac OS X are both supported natively, with appropriate graphics
support and application behavior for each platform. """"""""We don't want a
Windows user to have to see a Mac screen, or vice versa,"""""""" said company
founder and software architect for CalendarMonster, Steve Abrahamson. """"""""It's
jarring, and in a subtle way inhibits people from doing their best work. We
want our customers to have the best user experience possible.""""""""
CalendarMonster 1.2 will be available later this summer. Features include
multiple platform support, support for FileMaker Pro version 4 and 5
Web Crossing's Team Crossing for Workgroups
WEB CROSSING ANNOUNCES FIRST SPECIALIZED COMMUNITY SOLUTION -- TEAM
CROSSING FOR WORKGROUPS
Intranet Workgroup Solution Facilitates Communication for Collaboration and
SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, 2001 -- Web Crossing, Inc. today announced its
first ever specialized community solution, Team Crossing. Team Crossing is
a Web Crossing-based intranet/extranet collaboration and document
management solution optimized for workgroup use. Now setting up a
high-quality, industrial strength online collaboration space is easy with
features specially tailored for workgroups such as group calendaring,
document checkout and sharing system, public and private discussion areas,
live meeting areas, SSL support and much more. Available today as a
complete server hosted solution or as a licensed product on all major
platforms, Team Crossing is located at (http://www.webcrossing.com/tc2).
""""""""We've long been known as the virtual communities powerhouse, and there is
no more powerful...
Appligent Utilities for Mac OS X
From: Linda Vincent (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Free Appligent Utilities for Mac OS X
Appligent, Inc., technology provider of E-paper solutions is happy to offer
the following six PDF Utilities for Mac OS X, completely free of charge.
The utilities are all command line applications that can help the user
types of information from PDF (Portable Document Format) files or allow the
to perform a Save As action via the command line.
Appligent Utilities are available separate or in a complete package
containing all six.
They are as follows;
APGetFormFields - a utility for extracting form field information from a
APGetMetaData - will export XML Meta data on a document that has been saved
in or created by Adobe Acrobat 5.
APGetBookmarks - get the complete bookmark tree with page numbers and named
APGetPageCount - returns the number of pages in a PDF document.
APGetInfo - provides text output of information similar to that found with
Troi Activator Plug-in 1.3 for FileMaker Pro 5.5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Troi Automatisering releases Activator Plug-in 1.3 for FileMaker 5.5
Triggering of FileMaker scripts on a different computer now also available
for FileMaker 5.5 and Mac OS X.
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, July 17th, 2001-- Troi Automatisering
today announced the availability of Troi Activator Plug-in 1.3, for
FileMaker 5.5 and for Mac OS, Mac OS X and Windows.
What is the Activator Plug-in?
The Activator Plug-in is a very powerful tool for triggering scripts across
the network, even over the Internet. All from within FileMaker you can:
* trigger a FileMaker script on a different client computer
* trigger a FileMaker script over the Internet
* use the built-in security to prevent unauthorized triggering
* send a number (e.g. a record ID) and a long text with the trigger
* start and stop listening for remote trigger messages with one script step
Apart from remote triggering you can also trigger scripts on the same computer:
* trigger a script...
Blue World Lasso 5 Product Line to Provide Tight Integration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 2001
BLUE WORLD LASSO 5 PRODUCT LINE TO PROVIDE TIGHT INTEGRATION WITH
LEADING OPERATING SYSTEM, DATABASE, WEB SERVER and WEB AUTHORING
Bellevue, WA--July 17, 2001--Blue World Communications, Inc.--pioneers of
the Web Data Engine(tm)--today announced industry support for its recently
announced Lasso 5 product line. Lasso 5 products will be tightly integrated
with a number of leading operating system, database, Web server and Web
""""""""In the Internet software business it is critically important to
interoperate well with many best-of-breed products,"""""""" said Bill Doerrfeld,
CEO of Blue World. """"""""The Lasso 5 product line will provide the hub which
interconnects many leading database, Web server and Web authoring products
with unique ease, power and control.""""""""
Operating System Support
Lasso Professional 5 will support Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Windows 2000
and Red Hat Linux. Lasso Studio 5 will support...
wxDesigner for Mac OS 8/9
I would like to announce that a first beta version of wxDesigner is
available for MacOS 8/9 - next to the already available variants for
Windows, Linux, IRIX, Solaris and FreeBSD.
wxDesigner is a commercial RAD tool for wxWindows, which is a free C++ GUI
library available for most operating systems. wxWindows ships with very
popular language bindings for Perl and Python - wxPython is about to
replace TkInter as the standard GUI for Python.
The Unix and Windows variants of wxWindows have been in production use for
a long time already, but the MacOS port has not been up to serious tasks
until very recently. Named MacOS port is still under heavy development, but
it is already fully carbonized and now runs perfectly under MacOS 8/9 and
well under MacOS X.
For more information about wxWindows, see
For more information about wxDesigner, including
a trial version for every supported platform, see
WAVES IN MOTION ANNOUNCES POLL-IT 3.0 for FileMaker Pro
Instant Web Polling Tool With Two Question Technology
July 17, 2001 -- Phoenix, Arizona -- Want to find out what people are
Waves in Motion today released Poll-IT 3.0, a powerful, cross-platform
FileMaker Pro web polling tool, which allows users to create, publish and
tabulate internet-based polls with no web programming needed.
( http://www.wmotion.com/poll-it/ )
Poll-IT 3.0 is the only web polling solution to add powerful two-question
technology, enabling Poll-IT to provide ranked response-pair reporting and
a cross-tab matrix instantly.
""""""""Usually polls are one question deep but our solution provides a level of
depth that gives you more insight into what people are thinking, """""""" said
Vincenzo P. Menanno of Waves in Motion. """"""""With web-based polls, two
questions are better than one.""""""""
Poll-IT 3.0 has been rewritten from the ground up. With multi-user support
features, including per-user...
db Reports 2.5b4
From: Aaron Bratcher (email@example.com)
Subject: [ANN] db Reports 2.5b4 now available
What's new in beta 4:
- MS SQL Server should now work through ODBC
- Group footers that would not print on the top of the next page now print.
- REALbasic objects updated (REALbasic 3.0 needed)
db Reports is a cross platform report writing application that works
on Mac OS Classic, Mac OS X, and any Win32 platform. With db Reports,
you can extract, format and print data from one of various data
Using the built-in assistant, or the easy-to-use drawing environment,
a report can be built quickly and easily. db Reports also supports
data grouping and fully recursive expressions.
String, Math, and Logical (including IF) expressions make db Reports
a powerful tool for analyzing data. REALbasic developers can print
reports in their applications using templates saved by db Reports.
*Depending on platform, data sources may include: 4D Server 6.7,
FrontBase, mySQL, ODBC, OpenBase, Oracle,...
TMDC Droplet Builder and TMDC SysMenu
The Macintosh Developer Center releases updated TMDC Droplet Builder and
For immediate release
NICE, FRANCE - July 16, 2001 - The Macintosh Developer Center
(http://www.tmdc.org/) has announced an updated version of its popular
utility, Droplet Builder.
TMDC Droplet Builder, now reaching version 2.0.1, is a utility for creating
droplets. Droplets are small applications that can perform a variety of
repeated tasks on files and folders dropped onto them. The droplets created
by Droplet Builder can modify file types, creator codes, name lock status,
and more. Version 2.0.1 fixes a problem where droplets generated by Droplet
Builder were not given enough memory to operate properly, producing an error
that """"""""))CarbonLib(("""""""" could not be found.
TMDC SysMenu, now at version 1.0.4, is a utility for quickly launching
applications, opening documents, controlling iTunes, ejecting disks, and
various other functions. SysMenu installs a menu into your menu bar...