QuizMaker Pro 4.1
August 25, 2001
MacMuse Software, Shareware for Education, announces the release of version
4.1 of QuizMaker Pro, the all-in-one quiz application for the Macintosh.
This upgrade adds several user requested features as well as fixing some
bugs from version 4.0. Version 4.1 is a free upgrade for registered user of
4.0 and a $5 upgrade for users of previous versions. A manual, as well as a
utility to convert quizzes from QMPro versions prior to 4.0, are included
with the download. Online help is available within the application.
Registrations are $18 single, $100 site, and $5 upgrade from version 3.x.
Registration information is included with the program.
More Information: (http://hometown.aol.com/macmuse/QuizMaker.html) Direct
Any Power PC Macintosh
Macintosh Sys 7.6.1 or newer
640x480 monitor or larger
3.8 Meg Hard Drive space
4 Megs free RAM
ADVENIO SOFTWARE RELEASES SQLGRINDER 1.0 FOR MAC OS X
Watertown, MA -- August 27, 2001 - Advenio Software, a company specializing
in Mac OS X application development, today announced the release and
immediate availability of SQLGrinder 1.0 for Mac OS X.
SQLGrinder, a native Mac OS X SQL editor and developer tool, allows
developers to easily create, edit and execute SQL queries as well as browse
their database structures.
Using SQLGrinder and JDBC drivers, developers can connect to databases that
support JDBC 2.0, including Oracle 8i, MySQL, PostgreSQL, FrontBase,
Openbase SQL, and Microsoft SQL Server. Because SQLGrinder is built using
Apple's Cocoa framework, it looks and feels like a Macintosh OS X
application and adheres to Apple's Aqua Human Interface Guidelines.
SQLGrinder provides many tools that add to developer productivity and make
building SQL queries and database schemas easier than it has ever been on
- Drop-in support for any database with an available...
Shift Key Suite v1.0.6
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Marc Mennigmann releases the "Shift Key Suite" v1.0.6
Iserlohn, Germany -- Aug 25, 2001 -- Marc Mennigmann today announced
the release of the "Shift Key Suite" v1.0.6, a powerful collection of
applications to extend the functionality of password protection systems
for Macintosh computers. v1.0.6 adds compatibility for the MacOS up to
Why Do I Want To Disable The Shift Key?
Holding down the Shift key when launching your Macintosh will prevent
all extensions to load at start-up. This is an interesting feature when
you have start-up crashes from incompatible extensions and control-
However, if your system is running smooth, you may want to protect your
computer with a password protection or a similar application/extension.
Most password protections for the Mac are extensions or controlpanels.
Therefore you can simply bypass them when holding down the Shift key at
This is where the "SKS" comes in. It...
Announcing LANsurveyor 6.0
LANsurveyor 6.0 adds a host of new features including Neon Responder for
Mac OS X, tight integration with AT&T's VNC open-source screen-sharing
application, printer requests for paper and toner levels and page counts,
SNMP trap handling, and a redesigned user interface.
Here are a few of the new features:
* Support for Neon Responder for OS X, plus new versions of
Neon Responder for Mac OS and Windows
* Redesigned user interface with multi-threaded management
and reporting options throughout
* Built-in support for VNC screen-sharing
* Ability to query for printer information such as page counts
and toner and paper levels for SNMP-enabled printers
* Receive and send alerts based on SNMP traps
* An entirely new alert mechanism
* Incremental map layout
* Support for BetterTelnet as well as NCSA Telnet
For a more detailed description of these features, see our LANsurveyor
You can read more...
Mailsmith 1.1.8 Now Available From Bare Bones Software
Bedford, MA -- August 24, 2001 -- Bare Bones Software today announced the
release and immediate availability of Mailsmith 1.1.8, the company's
powerful Internet email client. This new version includes improved
compatibility with certain SMTP servers, a new "Export" scripting command
for exporting entire mailboxes to mbox format, and miscellaneous bug fixes.
A detailed list of the changes made in Mailsmith 1.1.8 is available online:
All registered Mailsmith customers may upgrade free of charge to Mailsmith
1.1.8 by downloading the update package available from the Bare Bones
Software web site:
Pricing and Availability
Mailsmith 1.1.8 is available now, with a suggested retail price of US$79.
It may be purchased directly from Bare Bones Software, as well as from all
major Macintosh software...
Free Release of WebView 1.0.3
 [PR] Free Release of WebView=81 1.0.3
WebView=81 1.0.3 Released - Web/Ftp Server Traffic Log Analyzer
Brindisi, Italy, August 24, 2001 - Warp Corporation announced the immediate
availability and shipment of WebView=81 1.0.3, a new Web/Ftp Server Log
Analyzer allowing Web Administrators to better understand and analyze their
Web/Ftp Server traffic.
WebView=81 1.0.3 supports both Windows and MacOS platforms.
"We're delighted about WebView=81 and the unique advantage it gives Web
Professionals implementing e-marketing strategies or just monitoring
accesses to their servers," said Adriano Cisternino, President and CEO of
Warp Corporation "We've been on the look out for a specific solution to
address our e-marketing strategies for a long time, and WebView=81 1.0.3
equips Webmasters and Marketing professionals with a powerful new tool for
delivering solutions in the enterprise."
By allowing a completely intuitive access to Web/Ftp servers log files,
WebView=81 1.0.3 provides a wide...
SuperSocket 2.0.3 for REALbasic
Essence Software is proud to announce the release of SuperSocket 2.0.3!
SuperSocket is a networking toolkit for REALbasic. It provides a collection
of classes that can be used to build network-aware applications.
SuperSocket enhances REALbasic's networking support, and adds new protocols
currently unavailable in REALbasic, including:
UDP - The connectionless datagram protocol used over the internet. Good for
high performance applications as it incurs less overhead than TCP/IP. Also
supports broadcasting & multicasting of datagrams to multiple machines on
an IP network.
ICMP - low-level messaging support over IP. ICMP is the protocol used in
DNS Name Resolution - resolve names to addresses and addresses to names.
Superior listening support - The connection-oriented protocols implemented
in SuperSocket employ an active listening approach to listening for
connections, as opposed to the passive one used by the REALbasic Socket
control. This is achieved through the use...
REALbasic database plug-in for MySQL
A REALbasic database plug-in which gives access to MySQL database
servers. PPC Classic/Carbon and Windows versions supplied. (Aug 24
2001) MySQLConnect now supports the REALbasic DataControl.
Subject: Calendaring & Scheduling application for Mac OS X - Steltor release=
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 09:42:33 -0400
Steltor, formerly CS&T Lexacom, released in July CorporateTime 5.2 for Mac
client. Already available for the Windows platform, this carbon-based
application runs on a native Mac OS X environment. The main characteristics
of this new product are:
- The first carbon-compliant calendaring and scheduling application to be
put on the market
- A new look and feel featuring the "Aqua" interface
- Improved TCP/IP communication with both the native UNIX networking
subsystem of OS X and the Open Transport network connection of previous
- Increased robustness over the previous version: CorporateTime is isolated
in its own memory space, allowing for easier functionality between
Scheduling group meetings more efficiently, personaliszing your agenda or
staying in control of your schedule and on top of your day has never been
wildform Releases Flix and SWfx for the Mac
For Immediate Release
WILDFORM RELEASES FLIX AND SWFX FOR THE MAC
Flix is the first Flash video encoder for the Mac
SWfX is the first Flash text animation software for the Mac
Both programs are OS X compatible
LOS ANGELES, CA -- Wildform, creators of Internet media software,
announced the release of Flix for Mac, the first Macintosh application that
encodes video into Macromedia's Flash=81 format, and SWfX for Mac, the first
Flash text animation software for the Mac. In making the announcement,
Jonathan Blank, Wildform CEO, noted, "Flix for PC has already begun to
revolutionize streaming video on the web, and we're very pleased to offer
the software to the media savvy Mac audience. And since most graphic
artists are using Macs, we're also very happy to provide a Mac version of
our highly successful animation tool, SWfX."
Wildform released Flix for PC in January, 2001 and SWfX for PC in July,
2000. Both have become must-have programs for Flash developers, web
designers, and web...
Nisus Writer 6.0.2
We at Nisus Software are proud to announce the release of Nisus Writer
6.0.2, the multilingual word processor for the Macintosh. This version is
Power PC only and has been tested by Apple to be classic compatible in OS X.
Among the changes in Nisus Writer 6.0.2 are an enhanced RTF translator with
better compatibility to both read and write RTF files in any language
(WorldScript as well as Roman based alphabets), and compatibility with both
the Chinese and Japanese language kits that shipped with OS 9.1.
The complete list of changes, as well as a free updater from Nisus Writer
6.0 and 6.0.1 to Nisus Writer 6.0.2 is available here:
You can purchase Nisus Writer 6.0.2 for only $99.95, or upgrade from any
paid version of Nisus Writer (from version 5.1.3 and earlier) for only
$49.95. There is also a Nisus Writer 6.0.2 competitive upgrade (for owners
of any previous version of Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, AppleWorks and
Claris Works, and WriteNow)...
Dr. Bott DVIator, 9.2.1 & 17" ADC Display. Warning...
DVIator, Mac OS 9.2.1, G4 Built-in DVI video and 17" ADC Display.
Users with a 17" ADC flat panel display who use DVIator with the built-in
DVI video on a Power Mac G4 should not install the new Mac OS 9.2.1 update
for now! The updated video drivers in 9.2.1 can render the 17" LCD unusable
in this configuration.
Only users with exactly the above combination of hardware including the 17"
flat panel display are affected. Dr. Bott is working with Apple on a final
Users with a 17" ADC flat panel display who need to install the Mac OS
9.2.1 update should follow the guide lines detailed here:
They will find an easy procedure that will permit immediate installation
and use of Mac OS 9.2.1 despite the above issues.
This issue does not exist under Mac OS 9.1 or Mac OS X for the 17" monitor.
Users with a third party DVI card (such as ATI's Radeon) or running a
second display should...
4D for OCI: Additional Native Support for ORACLE Standard
4D for OCI Released - Additional Native Support for ORACLE Standard
San Jose, CA, August 23, 2001 - 4D, Inc. announced the immediate availabilit=
and shipment of 4D for OCI, a new 4D plug-in allowing 4D to communicate with
ORACLE=81 Servers using the comprehensive Oracle Call Interface=81 or OCI. U=
4D for OCI, 4D applications can access both an ORACLE database's structure
4D for OCI offers 4D developers the opportunity to apply the GUI-rich,
multi-tasking 4D environment to the enterprised ORACLE server. This exact
combination of technologies affords a unique and distinctive advantage for 4=
developers who want to grow and integrate their applications with the
enterprise. "We're delighted about 4D for OCI and the unique advantage it
gives 4D developers implementing 4D enterprise solutions, " said Brendan
Coveney, President and CEO of 4D, Inc. "We've been delivering 4D and ORACLE
connectivity for over a decade, and 4D for OCI equips 4D developers with a
Free Events Only pass available for MWSF 2002
Republished from MacCentral (http://www.maccentral.com)...
Free Events Only pass available for MWSF 2002
by Dennis Sellers, firstname.lastname@example.org
August 22, 2001 11:10 am ET
If you're planning on attending Macworld Conference & Expo San Francisco in
January 2002, you may want to go ahead and register. If you cruise on over
to the Macworld Expo Web site, you can register for an Exhibits Only pass
for free from now through Oct. 15. http://www.macworldexpo.com/
Macworld Conference & Expo will take place Jan. 8-11 at the Moscone
Convention Center in San Francisco. It's the 18th annual Macworld Expo
event. Expect a record crowd for the event. After all, this July's Macworld
Conference & Expo New York set a record with over 64,000 folks attending.
The final attendance numbers contrast sharply with lowered attendance
figures at other technology shows this year -- most notably, PC Expo held
at the same convention center just three weeks prior to MWNY. Macworld
surpassed both PC...
Rage Software & DerazSoft Release WebDesign 1.2
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rage Software & DerazSoft Release WebDesign 1.2
Toronto, Canada - August 22, 2001 - Rage Software & DerazSoft Release
WebDesign 1.2. A major update to the fully featured Macintosh HTML Editor.
WebDesign allows you to visually create HTML elements, including forms and
image maps and insert them into your document. With WebDesign you have
complete control over your HTML code and can modify it any way you want.
WebDesign brings many unique features to HTML editors on the Mac. Some
powerful features include; downloading web sites right from the internet,
condensing text, creating Image Maps and other HTML components visually,
and browsing local and remote volumes while editing your web pages.
WebDesign's features are very extendable though the use of plugins.
WebDesign's Plugin Maker which will be available soon, allows all users,
even users with no programming experience, to customize WebDesign's
features through a visual development environment. Users are...
Valentina 1.8.9 Adds Powerful Compression and Encryption
Valentina 1.8.9 Adds Powerful Compression and Encryption
RELEASE ADDS BLOWFISH ENCRYPTION, ZIP COMPRESSION TO THE VALENTINA PLATFORM
August 22, 2001. Beaverton, Oregon. Paradigma Software, makers of the
Valentina line of database products announced the availability of Valentina
Technology Release 1.8.9, adding significant, new features to all products
in the product line.
Among the newest features are:
ZIP Compression of BLOB Objects. This feature allows BLOB objects to be
compressed using the popular ZIP format, saving up to three to fives times
of space, allowing a much greater amount of data to be stored on removable
media. ZIP compression all takes place on the fly, in RAM. Compressed
BLOB/Text can still be searched, even while compressed.
448 bit Blowfish Encryption. Valentina databases can now make use of one of
the most popular and powerful encryption methods available, Blowfish. A
Valentina developer can encrypt: one or more tables, one or more fields,
Formac DVD-RAM for $399
Dear Mac enthusiasts,
Formac is the first company to make the DVD RAM technology affordable to
the masses: for a limited time Macintosh owners can now buy Formac dvdram
for $399! This is a direct price and no rebate is necessary. Formac dvdram
- 9.4 GB data capacity on removable cartridges
- Lowest cost per megabyte (less than one cent per megabyte)
- Only external dvdram in the market that plays DVD video.
- ProDisc software lets you format, partition and encrypt your media
- FireWire: hot-swappable and bus powered with most Macintosh models.
Customers can order by phone at Formac (877) 436 7622 or buy online at
Offer expires Friday, August 31st. Quantities are limited.
Formac Electronic Inc.
1510 6th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
T +1 510.528.9300
F +1 510.528.9014
LaCie Shipping Flexible Ultra 160 RAID Tower
For Immediate Release
LaCie Shipping Flexible Ultra 160 RAID Tower for Mac Environments
* Choice of RAID levels 0 , 1, 0+1, 3 & 5
* 160 MB/sec high-performance SCSI connection
* Increases throughput by up to 80 percent
* 12 drives for a total capacity of up to 2.16TB, scaleable to 24
drives per array
* Hot-swappable key components=F1no system downtime
HILLSBORO, OR (August 21, 2001) =F1 LaCie announced today that it is shippin=
its new high-speed RAID system, the TX12000, for Mac environments.
Specifically designed for applications where fault-tolerance, high data
throughput, extensibility and economy are prime requirements, the TX12000,
is a complete, turnkey solution. With the TX12000, users can achieve all
the benefits of centralized storage, including improved access and sharing
capabilities, enhanced data protectection and easier management. The
powerful TX12000 can be attached to virtually any SCSI host computer. No
special device drivers or software are required.
WHAT IS SOUNDEX?
Soundex is a system that was developed by the United States government to
aid in searching their vast databases of people. It allows searching by how
a name sounds rather than how it is spelled.
For example: Imagine a telephone operator listening to someone pronouncing
their last name. Wouldn't it be nice if they could find the person in their
database by how it sounds so they don't have to ask them to spell it out?
The soundex system achieves this by converting a last name into a 4
character identification string.
For example: My last name is Ronge but after people here me pronounce it
they think it is "Runge". Using the soundex system as far as the computer is
concerned "Ronge" and "Runge" are the same.
WHAT DOES THIS MODULE DO?
The REALbasic module contains a 3 useful methods: convertToSoundex,
exactSoundexComparision and soundexComparision.
convertToSoundex - Converts the name to soundex so you can store it
exactSoundexComparision - Provide it with two last names...
REAL SOFTWARE RELEASE REALBASIC 3.5
REAL Software delivers the latest version of REALbasic, with added support
for 3D graphics, Microsoft Office, and more.
August 20, 2001. AUSTIN, TX- REAL Software today announced the availability
of REALbasic 3.5. REALbasic 3.5 improves support for Mac OS X, Apple's next
generation operating system, and adds powerful new 3D graphics, Microsoft
Office automation, an internal scripting language, and much more. Since
version 3 shipped in February of this year, REALbasic has won a second
"Freakin' Awesome" award from MacAddict, a "four mouse" rating from Mac
World magazine, and appeared for the third year in a row in Apple's Design
Awards (the only product to ever repeat there).
"REALbasic 3.5 delivers on our commitment to provide two major releases per
year, and we've worked hard to ensure that this new release takes advantage
of Mac OS X," said Geoff Perlman, President and CEO of REAL Software. "We
expect to see even more cool new software from...
Computer Admin Pro
For Immediate Release
Computer Admin Pro keeps your IT department in the know.
CG Software has released Computer Admin Pro, a program for Windows or
Macintosh that tracks all information for your help desk and computer asset
Designed for information technology professionals, Computer Admin Pro
combines help desk and asset management utilities with an easy-to-use
interface that costs less than comparable products. Implementing
suggestions of the IT community, it replaces Computer Admin 2.2, which has
been serving the IT industry since 1998. For those who do not have the need
for the help desk features, Computer Admin Lite is also available as a
complete asset management solution.
Computer Admin Pro lets you easily store and retrieve detailed information
about all of your hardware and software. Add software and peripherals to
each computer or duplicate computers, all with the click of a button.
Analyze recurring computer and software problems by viewing their
db Reports 2.5
From: Aaron Bratcher (email@example.com)
Subject: [ANN] db Reports 2.5 is now final
db Reports 2.5 is now final and can be downloaded from my website
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 sources*.
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, postgreSQL, REALDatabase, Valentina
Changes since 2.3:
- Frontbase support added (carbon should now work)
CodeWarrior 7 Pre-release renewal special discount
CodeWarrior Pre-release Discount Ends at Midnight, September 9th for
Professional Edition Software Development Tools
Metrowerks Scheduled to Ship CodeWarrior for Mac OS, Version 7.0 on
September 10; Adds CodeWarrior for Palm OS Platform to Pre-release Discount
AUSTIN, Texas-August 15, 2001- Twenty-five days remain in the Pre-release
Discount Program for renewing licenses and new licenses of CodeWarrior for
Mac OS, Version 7.0, Professional Edition. The pre-release discount
provides renewing licensees with a $50 reduction on their renewal price,
and provides new licensees with a $100 reduction. Metrowerks announced the
pre-release discount program at Macworld in New York on July 17. Until
midnight CDT on September 9, 2001, a renewing license is US$249; a new
license is US$499. On September 10, a renewing license is US$299; a new
license is US$599. Pre-releases pricing also applies to licenses of the
combined package of CodeWarrior for Mac OS and Windows, Version 7.0,...
Firewall Advisor for Mac OS X
OPEN DOOR NETWORKS SHIPS WHO'S THERE? FIREWALL ADVISOR FOR MAC OS X
ASHLAND, OR. -- August 20, 2001 -- Open Door Networks Inc. today announced
that it was shipping a Mac OS X specific version of its Who's There?
Firewall Advisor. Who's There? Firewall Advisor, available since January
for Mac OS 8 and 9, provides an important aspect of Internet security by
helping users analyze, investigate and respond to access attempts to their
Macintosh. Who's There? Firewall Advisor for Mac OS X is an OS X native
version of the application that provides analysis and advice specific to
the Mac OS X environment.
"Mac OS X's Unix base presents some interesting security challenges for Mac
users," said Alan Oppenheimer, president of Open Door Networks and
co-author of the new book "Internet Security for Your Macintosh: A Guide
for the Rest of Us". "Who's There? Firewall Advisor for Mac OS X alerts
users to attacks that might not have been significant under previous
versions of the Mac OS, and provides...
ZipBurst CGI Pro and Lite 2.2.1
Subject: The ZipBurst CGI Pro and Lite 2.2.1
From: David M. Dantowitz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We're now releasing The ZipBurst CGI Lite and Pro versions 2.2.1 this week.
Not sure what to do with this software, check out http://www.ZipBurst.com/
for some demos.
The Lite version lets you search and unlimited number of databases on the
web using WebSTAR, WebTen, MacOS built-in Web Sharing, or any other web
server app that supports the standard API for CGIs.
The Pro version lets you search by DISTANCE as well as any other field
[Anyone want to do location based searches for European countries? The UK,
France, Germany, or others, just ask! We're integrating location-based data
from these countries as well as the US and Canada.]
Remember that 2.2 and later include the ZB-Indirect tag, which enables you
to tie in the tags and processing power of MGI, WebCatalog, WebSiphon,
NetCloak, FileMaker, Lasso or any other app.
Fixed in the 2.2.1 release are a slow, but steady memory leak...
Interarchy 5.0 with FTP Disk
Perth, Western Australia - 19 Aug 2001 - It was announced today on
interarchy.com that Interarchy 5.0 with FTP Disk (the new version of
Anarchie) has been completed and is ready for download.
Interarchy is award-winning Internet file transfer software for the
Macintosh. It enables a Macintosh user to access files on other computers
over the Internet. Interarchy uses the standard Internet protocols FTP and
HTTP, so Interarchy can access files on virtually any type of computer or
Version 5.0 introduces a major new feature called FTP Disk. This feature
allows you to access files on frequently-used servers with any application
in exactly the same way you access files on your hard drive. Furthermore,
an FTP Disk gives you instant access to files even over a slow connection
or while offline. It requires no proprietary software on the remote
computer, as it works via the standard FTP protocol. The FTP Disk feature
makes the process of accessing an FTP server automatic, transparent...
SUSTAINABLE SOFTWORKS RELEASES IPNETROUTER V1.6.1
CUMBERLAND, R.I.- Sustainable Softworks, developers of networking and
security software for Macintosh computers, has released version 1.6.1 of
its Eddy-award winning IPNetRouter software.
The new version includes OTModl$Proxy v2.1.5, which fixes a bug in the
"Enable Local NAT" feature The problem arose with users needing the Local
NAT feature, which permits local clients to use the public domain name or
public IP address when addressing a server on the LAN.
IPNetRouter enables Macintosh users to share an Internet connection among a
virtually unlimited number of machines using any operating system,
including Macs, Windows machines, Linux/Unix machines, and Palm OS devices.
The program retails for $89 and a 21-day trial version can be downloaded at
About Sustainable Softworks:
Sustainable Softworks is a small, growing virtual corporation based in
Cumberland, R.I., with employees in Sarasota,...
247 Sitewatch to the Rescue!
If you are an Internet merchant, when your website is down, you are out of
business. 247 Sitewatch http://www.247sitewatch.com announces a unique new
weapon in the war against long duration downtime: "We'll check your website
so you don't have to."
Hosted and co-located websites are down and out of service an average of 5%
of the time. Websites can be unreachable for an average of 8.4 hours per
week! Viruses, denial of service attacks and Internet worms can increase
downtime to days at a time. Hosting services may not tell their customers
that they are out of business. Many webmasters report that they didn't know
there was a problem until orders stopped coming.
"We created 247 Sitewatch because we needed it ourselves and couldn't find
it," says Michael Green, President of Pace Publications,
247sitewatch.come's parent company. "Our sites kept going down and unless
one of our customers took pity on us and called or emailed to tell us, we
had no way of...
Jiiva announces RapidMQ Beta 3: Supports Sun Solaris and Red Hat
For Immediate Release
Middleware for the Mac and more! Jiiva announces RapidMQ Beta 3 with
support for Sun Solaris and Red Hat Linux
Beaverton, OR (August 17, 2001) - Jiiva, Inc., announces a Beta 3 release
of RapidMQ available for immediate download from www.jiiva.com/rapidmq.
Messaging & Queuing is quickly becoming the technology of choice for
computer network communications. With the unreliability of the global
Internet and uncertainty of end users being connected to the Internet,
software programs need a technology with an inherent ability to store,
forward, and listen for information. RapidMQ is the first Messaging &
Queuing technology designed for Mac OS X.
RapidMQ Beta 3 now includes support for Red Hat Linux version 7 and Sun
Solaris version 8. This is a very exciting step in RapidMQ's evolution.
Middleware is most helpful in heterogeneous computing environments where
programs on different platforms require communication. Linux and Solaris
are used predominantly in...
=?iso-8859-1?Q?eVe=99?= Visual Search SDK for Mac OS X
eVe Visual Search Toolkit for Mac OS X & Coding Contest
-- Visual Search for a Visual Society --
eVision ( http://www.evisionglobal.com/) announced the release of v2.1
public beta of the eVe=99 Visual Search SDK for Mac OS X. The toolkit lets
developers create search applications that use images and visual similarity
rather than keywords and text. eVe is written in pure Java, is database
independent, and will run on any platform that supports a Java Virtual
Machine. It can be easily integrated in operating systems, tools or
applications =96 with a very small footprint.
To support the release, eVision is sponsoring a Visual Search coding
contest. The top two best applications in each of three categories
submitted before October 3rd, 2001, stand to win cash prizes: 1st prize:
$1000 (US). 2nd prize: $250 (US). More information about the contest and
how to enter can be found at
http://www.evisionglobal.com/developers/sdk/contest.html. A 500 image
version of the toolkit is free...
Now Up-to-Date & Contact version 4.0.3
Power On Updates Now Up-to-Date & Contact
Press Lauds New Release for Brisk, Intuitive Operation
Columbus, Ohio - August 17, 2001-Power On Software, Inc. today announced
the immediate availability of Now Up-to-Date & Contact version 4.0.3. This
new release of the #1 best-selling Macintosh contact management and
scheduling software addresses the following usability issues:
* Fixes a problem that made Meeting Availability inaccessible from the
meeting menu or from meeting administration
* Eliminated a problem that caused incorrect data to print in custom fields
1-4 in a contact list if "fit to page" had not been checked
* Fixes a problem that caused a -1 error when printing a contact list
containing data from custom fields 5-12
Now Up-to-Date & Contact version 4.0.3 offers a plethora of vital new
features. Now Up-to-Date & Contact has dominated the Macintosh PIM market
for nearly a decade, and the latest release offers a range of features that
is unequalled in any other...
We are proud to announce an updated version of our shareware (9 USD)
ID3 editor "ID3X" for the Apple Macintosh (Carbon version)
More information at:
Direct download link:
Alternate download link:
New in this release:
- OSX: support for long filenames including smart batch renaming
- important bug fixes
New in version 1.6:
- Support for cover and back images
- Updating of multiple selected files
- Support for storing unsyncronized lyrics
- Now accepts drag&drop of files or folders to the application icon
- Added total tracks field
ID3X is an editor for easy manipulation of ID3 tags in mp3 music files.
ID3 tags are used to store title, artist and other information in mp3 files
which can then be displayed in your favorite mp3 player application.
three-2-one interaktive Medien GmbH
August 16, 2001
Product update for XTension, home automation software for the Mac :
Sand Hill Engineering has released version 3.7.0 of "XTension" the Mac-only
home automation software.
This release adds support for the new LynX-PLC co-processor from Marrick
Ltd. (www.marrickltd.com), which supports X-10 extended codes which were
previously missing. XTension now supports these commands with the LynX-PLC.
XTension is available in a free Lite version which incorporates all of the
features of the full version, with only a limitation on the number of
database units. (The Lite version works with the popular CM11/Activehome
controller and the new MR26a.)
Packages of the software and X-10 starter kits are available at different
web sales sites. ($79.95 on the website)
Downloads and a rich website of home automation ideas can be found at
Sand Hill Engineering
Programmer's Challenge using REALbasic
He has REALbasic...
This will be a native PowerPC Challenge, using the development environment
of your choice (provided I have a copy - email email@example.com to
check before you use something else). You can develop for Mac OS 9 or Mac
OS X. Evaluation of your entry will be subjective, based first on the
required features, then on optional features, and finally on general
usability and look-and-feel. To ensure that I fairly evaluate your
solution, you should include in your submission a list of any optional
features you incorporated.
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REALbasic: the powerful, easy-to-use tool for creating your own
software for Macintosh, Mac OS X, and...
Netopia's Timbuktu Pro Harnesses the Power of Mac OS X
Netopia's Timbuktu Pro Harnesses the Power of Mac OS X
Mac OS X Users Enjoy Collaboration and Remote Control Via Timbuktu Pro
ALAMEDA, Calif. (August 15, 2001) - Netopia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTPA), a leading
provider of Mac OS-based collaboration and systems management tools, today
announced the availability of Timbuktu Pro for Mac OS X. The new
application enables Mac OS X users to leverage the unsurpassed remote
control capabilities of Timbuktu Pro, and extends Netopia's long tradition
of support for Apple's advanced technologies.
For over twelve years, Timbuktu Pro has been the leading remote control an=
file transfer software for the Macintosh operating system. Timbuktu Pro for
OS X integrates several new features including package distribution, added
security, large file support and the complete Aqua interface. The new
release is backwards compatible through two previous versions of Timbuktu
Pro using the basic remote control, communications, and file transfer
APStripFiles for Mac OS X
Appligent, Inc. is happy to offer this new utility completely free of charge.
APStripFiles for Mac OS X
APStripFiles is a command line application that removes attached or
embedded files from PDF documents. It enables you to protect your systems
from malicious unwanted PDF file attachments.
Recent events, such as the Code Red Worm virus, have required the industry
to rethink the safety of daily information transfer. One of the mechanisms
which has come under scrutiny has been the accepted standard for document
exchange, the PDF, or Portable Document Format file. While this format is
virtually immune to viruses, Adobe Acrobat does allow the attachment of
files to PDFs. This feature, if misused, allows system vulnerability. Using
our high-performance technology, we produced a utility which will
automatically strip any attachments from PDFs without damage to the PDF
APStripFiles offers you the option to remove the files from the original
PDF document or make a copy of the PDF...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COMM-UNITY NETWORKING SYSTEMS RELEASES POP3IT 3.0, A CROSS PLATFORM
FILEMAKER PRO PLUG-IN.
FileMaker Pro Developer's Conference, Orlando, FL, Aug. 13, 2001 --
Comm-Unity Networking Systems announces the release of POP3it 3.0, for
FileMaker Pro 4.x and 5.x for Macintosh OS 9, Macintosh OS X, and Windows
POP3it is a very flexible FileMaker plug-in that allows you to receive
email directly into FileMaker without the aid of any helper applications.
To use it, all you will need is an email account, a POP3 server, and
FileMaker Pro 4.x or 5.x.
You can easily integrate POP3it into your existing solutions. A basic
knowledge of FileMaker Scripting is needed, however, the documentation for
POP3it covers how to use the POP3it plug-in.
Jesse Traynham, company owner, states that "We are pleased to announce
POP3it 3.0 This version adds support for the OS X version of FileMaker Pro
5.5, as well as adds support for downloading Japanese and Central and
The Quesa Development Team are pleased to announce the release of Quesa
1.6d14, the latest release of their portable Open Source implementation of
Apple's QuickDraw 3D API.
This release features full support for picking (both 2D and 3D), fixes
several memory leaks and crashes, and improves OpenGL behaviour on Mac OS X
Applications written to the Quesa API can take advantage of an extensive
high-level 3D toolkit (including file importers/exporters, plug-in
renderers, and high-level geometries), while still leveraging the
performance of low-level OpenGL 3D hardware acceleration.
Major changes for 1.6d14 include:
- New support for picking (point, rect, and ray)
- Added support for transparent and animated textures
- Added new API calls for intersection tests, not present in QD3D
- Added new API calls for geometry projection, not present in QD3D
- Added support for screen space subdivision of NURBs
- Fixed several memory leaks and memory corruption bugs
Sonnet's Latest Pricing, PCI Upgrades
SONNET DROPS PRICES AND ADDS NEW SPEED TO PCI UPGRADE LINE
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA =97 August 15, 2001 =97 Sonnet Technologies, the worldwid=
market share leader in processor upgrade cards for Apple Macintosh=99
computers, lowers prices by as much as $50 on nearly half of its entire
line of G3 and G4 processor upgrades. This announcement contains the
largest number of simultaneous price drops on Sonnet upgrade cards this
year. Offering a wide range of new lower prices helps Sonnet maintain
market leadership by setting the best price/performance standard in the
industry for G3 and G4 processor upgrades.
Sonnet=92s new lower prices in Crescendo/PCI upgrades are as follows:
Crescendo/PCI G3 400/1M $229.95 (was $249.95)
Crescendo/PCI G3 450/1M $279.95 (was $299.95)
The Crescendo/PCI G3 line of products runs in all of the following
- Power Mac 7300/7500/7600/8500/8600/9500/9600
- Workgroup Server 7350, 8550, 9650
- Daystar Genesis
- PowerCenter, PowerCenter Pro,...
Waves in Motion Releases Visualizer 1.0
[PR] Waves in Motion Announces Visualizer 1.0 beta
Turn your FileMaker Pro databases into instant visual ER diagrams
Phoenix, AZ - August 13, 2001 -- See your FileMaker Pro solutions in a
whole new way! With Visualizer 1.0, FileMaker Pro databases become instant
visual entity relationship (ER) diagrams. Waves in Motion will announce the
beta release of Visualizer 1.0 and companion developer tool Analyzer 3.0,
at the FileMaker Developer's Conference in Orlando, Florida, August 13-15.
With Visualizer 1.0, your databases become instant "data-maps", allowing
users to quickly see and identify entity relationships. Control what fields
are displayed, pick your custom colors and see a visual map of your
selected files and relationships - all with the click of a button.
"Showing a visual representation of your database can be time-consuming,"
said Vincenzo Menanno, President of Waves in Motion. "With Visualizer, you
can quickly create site maps for your solutions."
Waves in Motion Releases Analyzer 3.0
[PR] Waves in Motion Releases Analyzer 3.0 beta for FileMaker Pro
Completely rebuilt analysis system now supports Windows
August 13, 2001 -- Phoenix, AZ - Waves in Motion will showcase Analyzer 3.0
beta, a new comprehensive system for documenting and debugging FileMaker
Pro databases, at the FileMaker Developer's Conference in Orlando, Florida,
Completely rewritten to take advantage of FileMaker's new Database Design
Report, Analyzer 3.0 allows developers to find and cross-reference any
element in their database and works seamlessly with Windows 98, NT, ME and
2000, Mac OS 8.6 or later and Mac OS X.
"This is the Analyzer we've all been waiting for," said Vince Menanno,
President of Waves in Motion. "We've responded to the requests of the
developer community and are excited to debut this product alongside
FileMaker Developer 5.5 beta."
Analyzer pinpoints common database problems with its unique automatic
problem detection system with red dot alerts showing missing items,...
Troi Plug-in Power 6 CD-ROM
Troi Automatisering ships Troi Plug-in Power 6 CD-ROM for FileMaker Pro 5.5
FileMaker Developer Conference, Orlando-August 13th, 2001--Troi
Automatisering today announced it has begun shipment of the Troi Plug-in
Power CD-ROM volume 6, for FileMaker Pro 5.5 on Mac and Windows.
The Plug-in Power CD-ROM contains demonstration versions of 12 powerful
Troi Plug-ins for FileMaker Pro. It also contains plug-ins and utilities
from other leading developers. You'll find all plug-in demonstrations
neatly organized and the CD-ROM saves you from hunting down the plug-ins
from the Internet.
Peter Baanen, company president, comments: "Over the last few months we
have been busy releasing new versions of plug-ins that have been tested
with FileMaker 5.5 and made compatible with Mac OS X and of course these
are all on the CD-ROM. Together with the range of third party plug-in demos
and the comprehensive, searchable database of all FileMaker plug-ins
available on the market, this CD-ROM is a must-have...
From: Jason Wren (email@example.com)
Subject: DialogMagic 5.5!
New Millennium Communications, Inc., a FileMaker Solutions Alliance
Partner, announces the release of the new version of our DialogMagic
plug-in for FileMaker Pro. DialogMagic 5.5 is compatible with FileMaker Pro
5.5 as well as with FileMaker Pro 5 and FileMaker Pro 4 for both Macintosh
and Windows. There are several significant new features in this version.
DialogMagic extends the functionality of FileMaker Pro and automates
certain repetitive tasks, including ones which have dire consequences when
not performed perfectly. It is an essential tool when deploying FileMaker
Pro for commercial solutions or for any solution which is enhanced or
upgraded more than once.
DialogMagic 5.5 has eleven new functions, including the ability to:
- Move or copy any file from one location to another
- Launch any application or file (not just FMP files) from within
your FMP solution
- Automatically type the enter key - enabling you to...
StyleGrid 2.6 is out
Use the StyleGrid control to display styled spread sheet data.
New in 2.6:
* Added support for smart scrolling under PPC (System 8.5 and later).
* More than 32k of Rows now supported under Carbon.
* More than 32k of Rows now supported under PPC (System 8.5 and later).
* More than 32k of Rows now supported under Windows x86.
* Removed all dependencies to the depreciated REALGetControlHWND
(depreciated in the new REALbasic plugin SDK)
* Fixed a DoubleClick bug when SelectEntireRow was true.
* Fixed a glitch with smart scrolling under Carbon.
* Fixed a rare refresh bug.
* Did more optimizations in the Grid Renderer.
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Quickie Photos to Web 1.2
Quickie Photos to Web 1.2 is an application for quickly creating
web photo albums. It allows the user a multitude of options for
formatting the HTML as the user sees fit. This is a 45-day demo that
can be unlocked at anytime by registering.
Macintosh System Requirements:
Quickie Photos to web 1.2 requires a PowerPC, G3, or G4 CPU running
Mac OS version 8.0 or higher with QuickTime (with the still image
module). In addition, the computer must have at least 32 MB of
Windows System Requirements:
Quickie Photos to web 1.2 requires a Intel or compatible chip running
Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, or 2000 with QuickTime (with the
still image, effect, authoring, and internet extras modules). In
addition, the computer must have at least 32 MB of RAM.
Features added in version 1.2
* Added the ability to import images either as individual images or as
a folder. The image list can now contain images from different
* Added import options (file name, size, type, Created date,...
Black & Bleu and Black & Bleu/PRO version 4.0
For Immediate Release
Bleu Rose Ltd. announces Black & Bleu(tm) and Black & Bleu/PRO(tm) version 4.0
Hacienda Heights, California (August 13, 2001) -
Bleu Rose Ltd. is pleased to announce version 4.0 of Black & Bleu(tm) and
Black & Bleu(tm)/PRO which are available immediately from our web site at
http://www.bleurose.com Black & Bleu(tm) is an application that provides
the most comprehensive collection of Macintosh OS error codes available
anywhere (well over 5,000). More importantly, the database includes a
detailed analysis and suggestions for dealing with many of these errors.
The "PRO" form offers the same features as the standard version but differs
in one important way, it allows you to export detailed explanations to a
file. This feature allows Technical Professionals to pass the information
on to others - something not permitted by the terms of the standard version
Version 4 offers the following enhancements from the previous version:
- 307 new...
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iGetter Pre Release 1.3 for Mac OS and Mac OS X
Presenta Ltd. announces iGetter Pre Release 1.3
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2001 - Presenta Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of
iGetter Download Manger PR1.3 for MacOS 7.5.3 - 9.x and MacOS X.
iGetter is download utility that gives you convenience and ease in
downloading on the Internet. Behind its pleasant interface is hidden
powerful download engine. iGetter has many useful functions like resuming
broken downloads, Internet browsers integration (only in the version for
MacOS 7.5.3 - 9.x), queue filtering by various criterions, scheduling
downloads for low traffic periods, reconnecting modems, hang up and shut
down when the downloads are done.
New In Version PR1.3
iGetter PR1.3 contains a number of enhancements and improvements over
version PR1.1. Most notably are:
- Included three types of queue filters that automatically show downloads in
accordance with various criterions.
- Included possibility for multiple selections in the queue to perform group
operations over file...
New FileMaker/Macromedia Dreamweaver UltraDev Integration
New Integration Between FileMaker Pro 5 Unlimited And Macromedia
Dreamweaver UltraDev 4 Announced At Annual FileMaker Developer's
Dozens of new, powerful database solutions and services
supporting FileMaker Pro 5.5 launched by third-party developers
ORLANDO, FL - Aug.13, 2001 - Over 1200 corporate and
independent FileMaker database developers from around the world
gathered today at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Florida, to
explore "The Wonderful World of FileMaker," at the FileMaker
Developer Conference 2001.
FileMaker and Macromedia will demonstrate new ways to integrate
FileMaker Pro 5 Unlimited, the leading workgroup database over the
Web, with Macromedia Dreamweaver UltraDev 4, which enables efficient
code-level and visual authoring of Web applications. UltraDev 4 is the
only product on the market that provides a single visual environment
for authoring applications that can use Microsoft Active Server Pages
(ASP), Sun Microsystems JavaServer Pages (JSP),...
IOGEAR's USB 2.0 hub
IOGEAR plugs peripherals into next-generation technology
~ new hub allows users to take advantage of increased speeds in USB 2.0
Irvine, CA =96 August 13, 2001 - IOGEAR introduces the world's first
certified USB 2.0 four-port hub to support multiple peripherals which offer
transfer rates of 480 mbps, 40 times faster than original USB technology.
IOGEAR's next-generation hub offers increased functionality and greater
compatibility with USB 2.0 products as well as with current USB 1.1
peripherals. It allows hardware enthusiasts to daisy chain up to 127
different devices for instant access. The hub is priced at $59 (MSRP) and
will begin shipping in September 2001. It will be available from all major
catalog resellers, online resellers and selected retail outlets.
"USB 2.0 technology is changing the connection between computers and
peripherals. Now, there is a hub to bring them all together without the
need to individually plug-n-play," said Kevin Luong, senior channel sales...