[NPL] iMac Reset Buttons
IMAC RESET BUTTONS ARE FINALLY AVAILABLE
VIENNA, VA - April 6, 1999 - Macs Only! announced today that iMac
Buttons(tm) are now shipping outside Japan. Available exclusively
from Macs Only!, iMac Buttons(tm) press both the restart and
programmer's switches on all iMac models.
Tired of straightening paper clips or pulling your iMac's power plug
after a crash or freeze to restart it? Then don't! Use iMac
What is (are?) iMac Buttons?
iMac Buttons, imported from Japan, has two functions: it presses the
iMac's restart switch after a freeze or crash and it presses the
programmers switch when the iMac's firmware needs updating. Two
essential buttons in one simple device for all iMacs (Rev.a-c). iMac
Buttons (a.k.a. OST Switch) is precision-crafted in Japan from
high-strength polycarbonate, the same tough material used for the
Installation is very simple. Just peel off the adhesive strip's
backing and stick the iMac Buttons to the plate in the...
[NPL] OpenScript 1.5
From: Marco Bambini (email@example.com)
Subject: ANNOUNCE: OpenScript 1.5
What is OpenScript?
OpenScript is a plugin for every HTTP server compatible with W*API
1.1 (like WebSTAR, Quid Pro Quo, AppleShare IP or WebTen). It allows
you to include AppleScript and Frontier commands in your HTML pages;
you can also write nested commands so you can use Frontier commands
inside AppleScript scripts or AppleScript commands in Frontier
How can I use it?
Just write the scripts inside the (Applescript)...(/Applescript) or
(Usertalk)...(/Usertalk) TAGs, OpenScript execute them and place the
result in your HTML page. You can also write nested TAGs in order to
use the best commands of both the scripting languages.
OpenScript allows you to create powerful dynamic pages with
AppleScript and Frontier!!
This version offers speed improvement, threaded routines, full
compatibility with the new native AppleScript implementation and
better PIXO support.
For more information, or to download a free...
[MD1] QuickCRC Software Design Tool Promotion
QuickCRC Software Design Tool Promotion
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa, April 6, 1999 --- Excel Software is offering a
$150 discount on QuickCRC 1.1 for Macintosh or Windows 95/98/NT.
Normally priced at $395, QuickCRC will be available for $245 between
April 6th and June 30th. QuickCRC is a design tool for discovering
objects and related information for an object-oriented software
development project. It automates the CRC card concept of identifying
classes, responsibilities and collaborations between objects.
Software designers fill in information about each object class on a
separate CRC card. Design scenarios involving a group of
communicating objects can be identified and simulated.
CRC cards are often used during the design phase of small software
development projects or as a front-end to larger projects that use a
more comprehensive design method and notation such as the Unified
Modeling Language (UML). The use of CRC cards for software design has
been popularized by several books including...
[NPL] Emile Lite 1.0 - First XML Editor for Macintosh
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 1999
MEDIA DESIGN IN*PROGRESS SHIPS FIRST XML EDITOR FOR MACINTOSH
SAN DIEGO (California), April 6, 1999: Media Design in*Progress ships
Emile Lite, the first XML editor for Macintosh. Emil Lite is the
free edition of the commercial Emile XML editor, which will be
released in the end of April 1999. Emile Lite is available from:
Emile Lite facilitates productive markup with XML, liberating the
author from detailed knowledge of the XML specification by providing
dialogs for custom tags and common markup constructs. The application
integrates a clone of the comprehensive Emacs text editor, with a
graphical user interface for Macintosh ease of use. Emile Lite
automatically adapts the user interface to the current document type
(DTD), building a customized authoring environment that is tailored
to specific needs.
"Emile is the kind of XML software that you can confidently recommend
to the average text editor user as short on...
[NPL] Frontier 6.0
USERLAND SHIPS FRONTIER 6.0, THE FIRST WORKGROUP WEB SERVER
BURLINGAME, CA (April 4, 1999): UserLand Software announced today
that it had shipped version 6.0 of UserLand Frontier, the
market-leading content management system for Windows and Macintosh OS.
"When you add up all the new features, UserLand Frontier 6.0 is the
first Workgroup Web Server," said Dave Winer, 43, president of
UserLand Software. "It brings powerful high-end features such as
membership, preferences, per-user storage, discussion groups,
searching, calendars, news sites, subscriptions and XML-based
distributed computing to popular user-oriented operating systems."
"Our goal with UserLand Frontier 6.0 was to complete the workgroup
web server vision we re-launched the company with in 1996. That's now
accomplished. Our next goal, for 6.0.x, and 6.1, is to build out
Frontier as the ideal network-based writing environment. Our team's
experience with structured writing environments, such as MORE and...
[NPL] RADWARE Announces H-Platform
For Immediate Release
Mike Long, RADWARE; 561-398-8681 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy Ortiz, Access Millennium 3; 562-597-8086 ext. 304
H-PLATFORM FROM RADWARE INCREASES
SPEED 250% SETTING NEW INDUSTRY STANDARD IN LOAD BALANCING SOLUTIONS
AND GLOBAL FAIL OVER
Now Small to Medium size ISP's and Enterprises Can Afford Quick
Bullet-Proof Internet/Intranet firewall and cache Sites - RADWARE
Announces No Product Price Increases for New Performance Standard
Mahwah, New Jersey, April 5, 1999 --- The best just got better today
when RADWARE unveiled the new H-Platform upgrade for its award
winning IP Load Balancing family of products. The H-Platform uses the
Intel i960Hd 75Mhz chip for the CPU's in all RADWARE load balancing
products. RADWARE products are designed to load balance all IP
traffic including cache, proxy and firewall traffic. With the H chip
RADWARE is increasing the speed 250% over the former i960c CPU
platform but not the price...
[NPL] Aestiva HTML/OS
Aestiva Press Release. April 5, 1999
For Immediate Release
Macintosh-based Web designers get advanced on-the-fly capabilities
with the release of Aestiva HTML/OS for the Mac.
Torrance, Calif. (April 5, 1999)-- Aestiva, LLC announced the
immediate availability of Aestiva HTML/OS for the Macintosh. Aestiva
HTML/OS is a powerful Web-based product for developing and hosting
advanced, dynamic Web sites. It eliminates the need for CGI
programming. The product is popular on UNIX and Windows platforms.
The Mac version targets Macintosh users wishing to deploy high-access
dynamic Web sites or develop dynamic sites on the Mac and deploy
Macintosh designers are expected to welcome HTML/OS. The product can
be installed on in-house Macs or in virtual accounts at new Mac-based
hosting providers. In the past users used HTML/OS on Mac browsers
connected to non-Macintosh servers.
Like other users, Mac users of HTML/OS will enjoy the fact that
developing advanced features is a matter of...
[NPL] HTML Markdown 2.1
KlepHacks Shareware is pleased to announce that HTML Markdown 2.1 is
shipping as of 4/4/1999. This is the first major update to the HTML
extraction and conversion utility in nearly three years.
The main new feature in this release is support for Apple's new
Internet Clippings files. This new file type, which appeared in Mac
OS 8.5, allows users to store URL clippings that will automatically
load in the appropriate Internet application. HTML Markdown can
automatically extract all links from one or more HTML files and
convert them to individual Internet Clippings.
The ideal application of the new feature is to run your Netscape
bookmarks file through the converter. Just throw all of the clippings
into a folder and put it in your Apple Menu Items folder. Now you
have system-wide bookmarks accessible from any application.
Other changes in the new version include the ability to extract all
URL's from a web page into a single HTML file, better conversion of
HTML to text, and a lower price...
[MD1] MacHack Announces Keynote: Andy Ihnatko
MacHack PR: MacHack Announces Keynote: Andy Ihnatko
MacHack: The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers
1264 Bedford Road
Grosse Point Park, MI 48230
Contact: Carol Lynn
Tel: (313) 882-1824
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dearborn, MI -- April 5, 1999 -- MacHack: The Annual Conference For
Leading Edge Developers is pleased to announce the keynote speaker
for the 1999 conference. This year's keynote will join the ranks of
others that have opened the developer proceedings such as Andy
Hertzfeld, Chris Espinosa, and Steve Wozniak. All eyes will be on
Dearborn at Midnight between June 23 and 24 as Andy Ihnatko takes the
podium to herald the official start of the conference.
Self described as "America's 42nd most-beloved industry personality,"
Mr. Ihnatko's credits include a lengthy stint at MacUser Magazine.
and shorter tenures at MacWorld, MacWEEK, and Yahoo! Internet Life.
He has also penned three books and The Original Macquarium, a
detailed guide to...
[NPL] Phobos Network Interface Cards
For Immediate Release: April 5, 1999
PHOBOS SHIPS INDUSTRY'S FIRST FIBER NICs FOR APPLE POWERPCs
New 100 Mbps NIC Connects Fiber to the Mac Desktop; Video Production, Prepress
and Graphic Design Studios to Benefit from Fiber Bandwidth Boost
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (April 5, 1999) - Phobos Corp., manufacturer of
high-performance networking products, today announced it is shipping
the industry's first fiber Network Interface Card (NIC) for Apple
PowerPCs. Phobos' new NIC, the P100-FX, enables users in video
production, pre-press, graphic
design studios and other bandwidth intensive Macintosh-oriented
industries to rapidly transmit large quantities of data using fiber
bandwidth. "Phobos is the first company in the industry with a fiber
NIC for Apple PowerPCs. Mac users can now gain a substantial
bandwidth boost from a fiber optic networking connection, and for a
very competitive price," said Chris Bodily, Director of Product
Marketing at Phobos. "Phobos is offering early support for Mac...
[MD1] Desktop Database information released
Subject: Desktop Database information released (free)
From: Thomas Tempelmann (email@example.com)
Would you please post the following information in your next MacTech
issue. It is very valuable stuff to some Macintosh programmers and it
is available all for free:
Thomas Tempelmann has dug deeply into the Mac OS Desktop Database and
came up with the following information free to the public:
* Two html pages with everything you need to know about the format of
the DTDB and how apps like the Finder use it.
* The application "Desktop DB Diver" that allows you to browse all
contents of your Desktop Databases.
* Some source code dealing with finding the correct creator
application for a document just as the Finder does it.
All this available at his web site: http://www.tempel.org/macdev
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (private); email@example.com (work)
Personal web site: (http://www.tempel.org/)
[NPL] AutoScript.fm 1.0.8
Introducing version 1.0.8 of AutoScript.fm with Interactive Mode.
AutoScript.fm is a scripting aid for FileMaker Pro, making the
replication of FileMaker scripts between database files much easier
Interactive Mode is a new feature where AutoScript.fm pauses each
time a script, field or file needs to be selected during script
entry. When AutoScript.fm pauses, it displays the details of the
object to be selected along with instructions and waits until the
operator has selected the object before continuing script entry.
Version 1.0.8 also includes two small bug fixes, and improved
versions of the About AutoScript.fm and About OneClick files.
An AutoScript.fm updater is available for people who already are
enjoying the functionality of AutoScript.fm.
A demo version of AutoScript.fm is available from AutoScript.fm's web site now.
AutoScript.fm is Mac-only, and is fully compatible with Mac OS 8.5.1.
AutoScript.fm's web site is at (http://www.gnb.com.hk/autoscript.fm/)
[NPL] Keyspan ships USB Adapter for Palm PDAs
Keyspan ships USB Adapter for Palm PDAs
April 5, 1999- Richmond, California - Keyspan announced it is now
shipping its new USB serial adapter specifically designed for
Macintosh-based users of Palm connected organizers and other
personal digital assistants (PDA). The Keyspan USB PDA Adapter is
available now through leading catalogs and specialty retailers at a
suggested retail price of $39.
USB connections for Palm and other PDAs
Keyspan's USB PDA Adapter provides the easiest, least expensive way
to connect the Palm Computing platform to Apple Computer's iMac
and to Apple's new "Blue G3" PowerMacs. The new adapter features a
single DB9 port that connects directly to a Palm cradle or HotSync
cable. The adapter is compatible with all Palm organizers and all
versions of the Palm Desktop software for Mac OS.
Keyspan products provide "Connections for Your Computer." The
company's first products provided serial ports for connecting to
traditional computer peripherals such as...
[NPL] FileMaker Developer Conference
1999 FileMaker Developer Conference Set for Aug. 24-27 in San Diego
Early-bird registrants get $100 discount
Santa Clara, Calif., April 5, 1999 - Early-bird online registration
is now open for the 1999 FileMaker Developer Conference, in San
Diego, Aug 24-27, the company announced. Registrants may sign up
online for the annual conference at http://www.filemaker.com.
FileMaker is an increasingly popular platform for workgroup and
Internet/Intranet publishing solutions. This year's conference will
feature over 40 workshops and experts focusing on present and future
FileMaker development issues. The conference will deliver all the
latest, in-depth information and tools needed by IT managers,
webmasters, commercial software developers, technical managers, power
users, corporate and government programmers, and independent
consultants and trainers.
Technical workshops will include: FileMaker Pro Server technologies,
FileMaker Pro Plug-Ins, scripting and calculations, interface design,
[NPL] Mailsmith 1.1.3
Mailsmith 1.1.3 Now Available from Bare Bones Software
Bedford, MA -- April 2, 1999 -- Bare Bones Software is pleased to
announce the release and immediate availability of an update to
Mailsmith, the company's Internet email client. Mailsmith 1.1.3
features significant enhancements, and addresses an assortment of
customer-reported problems. This update is available free of charge
to all Mailsmith customers.
"Users of previous versions should be pleased by this update," says
Rich Siegel, president and CEO. "We feel that Mailsmith 1.1.3
represents a significant step forward for the product, and we hope
that our customers will appreciate the improvements in this release."
Mailsmith 1.1.3 features a new "POP Monitor" window, which enables
users to manually download or remove selected messages from their POP
In addition, the ground-breaking "Rewrap Quoted Text" tool,
introduced as a plug-in in Mailsmith 1.1.2, has been integrated into
the application, along with several new...
[NPL] Pixeltek offers a truly complete Internet service
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pixeltek offers a truly complete Internet service
Southern California web design firm offers a complete, lost cost and
effective way to advertise and promote your business on the World
REDLANDS, CA - It seems that many businesses have found that to get a
truly effective and interactive web site on the Internet is more
complicated than they first thought. Pixeltek web designs has
introduced its line of Internet solution packages offering
comprehensive web site services to remedy this and other Internet
problems. Their services encompass the entire process from planning,
designing, promoting and maintaining a web site specifically tailored
for the small business to the Fortune 500 corporate business client.
Most businesses do not need or cannot afford to hire a full time web
master or web designer, but they do need a professional looking web
site that will spark interest in their business in the Internet's
ever growing market. Pixeltek offers web sites...
[NPL] LaCie Unveils Complete CD Write/Rewrite Freedom
From: Andy Marken (marken@CERF.NET)
Subject: LaCie Unveils Complete CD Write/Rewrite Freedom
The leader in Mac, Win 95 and Win NT storage solutions, LaCie this week
announced a family of three new CD-RW drives that will meet the needs of
professional digital content developers as well as business and home
computer users. The LaCie USB Ultra Controller drivesdelivers
transfer rates of 1 MB/s.
All of the versatile drives come with a complete selection of CD
write/rewrite software for recording data, audio and mixed mode CDs.
Use the drive to prepare, edit, modify and store documents, data,
images, multimedia presentations, photos and video. They're also
excellent for backing up your hard drive and archiving documents,
data and images.
* LaCie CDRW 4416 - A full 2MB of buffer to handle your high-speed
write and rewrite needs. The SCSI-2 interface passes data to the
drive/media as fast as your computer can move it. The CDRW 4416 is
attractively priced with an MSRP of $499
* LaCie CDRW...
[NPL] Aestiva's HTML/OS for Mac on WebTen
FOR RELEASE ON APRIL 2, 1999
Contact: Anita Holmgren
POWERFUL, NEW WEB DEVELOPMENT CAPABILITIES AVAILABLE ON MACINTOSH
Aestiva's HTML/OS now supported on Macintosh with WebTen
Santa Barbara, CA, April 2, 1999. Tenon and Aestiva announce the
immediate availability of Aestiva's HTML/OS, powerful software for
developing advanced, dynamic web sites, on both Mac OS and Mac OS X
Server. Aestiva's HTML/OS runs with WebTen on Mac OS and with WebTen
or Apple's bundled Apache on OS X Server.
Aestiva's HTML/OS is an extension to HTML that allows you to do
on-the-fly word-processing, spreadsheet, database and programming
operations within HTML documents. It can be used with any standard
HTML editor and is easier to learn and deploy than Perl. For
high-volume sites and database driven sites, HTML/OS is more
effective than Perl because of its high-performance. In the same way...
[NPL] MacServerIP for Win NT
For Immediate Release
Team ASA Distributes MacServerIP for Windows-NT in U.S.
San Diego, CA -- Team ASA Inc., manufacturer of high-performance
networking products for professional PrePress and Multimedia users,
today began U.S. distribution of Cyan Software's MacServerIP to the
prepress and digital media markets. MacServerIP is the first
AppleShare type server for Windows-NT to support the Apple File
Protocol over TCP/IP. MacServerIP is 2 to 4 times faster than
Windows-NT Services For Macintosh (SFM). MacServerIP users access the
NT server via the standard AppleShare IP interface.
The MacServerIP product represents a significant advance in
AppleShare-type (AFP) file servers for the Windows NT platform,
offering a number of features not found in other products, including
support for AFP-over-IP, excellent support of CD-ROMs and removable
media, supports CD-ROM changes (SFM does not), sharing of non-NTFS
volumes, and remote administration. "This is a win win situation for
[NPL] Troi Grabber Plug-in 1.01b1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Troi Automatisering releases the beta version of the Troi Grabber
Plug-in, for FileMaker Pro 4 on Windows.
Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands, March 31, 1999--Troi Automatisering
today announced the release of the beta version of Troi Grabber
Plug-in 1.0.1b1, for FileMaker Pro 4.0 (or later) on Windows.
This plug-in gives FileMaker Pro the ability to grab a picture from a
video input source and to put it directly into a container field.
Peter Baanen, company president, states that "The Windows version of
this plug-in has cost us quite some effort, and now we finally have a
beta to download. Phew!".
The Windows version of this plug-in is based on TWAIN. The plug-in
works with any (video) input source that has compatible TWAIN drivers.
Pricing & Availability
A fully functional try-before-you-buy version is available for
downloading at Troi's Web site at:
(http://www.troi.com/software/grabberplugin.html). Troi Grabber
Plug-in is available for Mac OS and Windows95...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Eslit.com -- Ultimate Resource for High Quality Java Applets, Java
Banners, Java logos and Java Applications
Champaign, Ill. -- April 1, 1999 (Software Wire) -- Eslit.com
(http://eslit.com), a Web site for high quality Java applets, Java
banners, Java logos and Java applications, has been launched by Eslit
This exclusive site has 66 high performance and multi-functional Java
applets and Java banners designed for webmasters and Web site owners
to enhance their web sites and to bring more traffic to their Web
sites. It also has a showcase of 5 custom designed Java logos.
All of the Java applets and Java banners at http://eslit.com are
highly configurable and user friendly. Users can create unique
appearance for their Web sites by specifying applet parameters such
as texts, images, colors and sounds. The applets are designed to
create eye-catching animations and visually pleasing special effects
for text and image presentations.
Some complex and...
[MD1] MacHack Announces Winning Papers
MacHack: The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers
1264 Bedford Road
Grosse Point Park, MI 48230
Contact: Carol Lynn
Tel: (313) 882-1824
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dearborn, MI -- April 1, 1999 -- MacHack: The Annual Conference For
Leading Edge Developers is proud to announce the winners of the 1999
papers competition. This annual event centers around academic style
papers on topics of interest to the software development community.
In the months preceding the conference, MacHack solicits and accepts
papers on a wide variety of topics related to software development.
For example, the subjects of last year's papers ranged from
cross-platform development techniques, to anonymity in internet
communications, to exception-handling strategies on the Macintosh, to
macroscopic object architectures. Each paper accepted is published in
the MacHack Conference proceedings and included on the MacHack CD.
Each author gives a 50-minute presentation on his...
[NPL] WebTen 2.1.10: Dramatic Performance Improvements
FOR RELEASE ON MARCH 31, 1999
Contact: Anita Holmgren
WEBTEN UPDATE FEATURES DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENTS IN PERFORMANCE AND
Santa Barbara, CA, March 31. Tenon Intersystems today announced
WebTen 2.1.10, a free upgrade to its industrial-strength,
high-performance Apache-based Web server for Mac OS Power Macs. The
new WebTen features improved robustness, improved performance, and
improved WebSTAR-plug-in compatibility.
WebTen policy changes in handling WebSTAR-style plug-ins have
resulted in improved memory utilization and improved plug-in
operation. Because many WebSTAR-style plug-ins are ill-equipped for
dynamic unloading and loading, WebTen now no longer reloads W*API
plug-ins during WebTen re-configurations. In addition, a memory
corruption problem caused by W*API plug-ins that use the Mac OS
thread manger, such as Lasso and WebCatalog, has been...
[MD1] mapsaVR and revolVR: New Wired Sprite QTVR Authoring Tools
Squamish Media Group Releases New Wired Sprite Authoring Tools for QuickTime VR
Squamish, BC Canada, March 31, 1999 - Squamish Media Group, Inc.,
today announced two new wired sprite authoring tools, mapsaVR and
revolVR, designed for content creators utilizing QuickTime VR on the
web, CD-ROM or DVD. These new tools each provide a unique degree of
functionality, and work together with soundsaVR 1.1, Squamish Media
Group's popular wired sprite tool for embedding directional sound in
mapsaVR is a fast and affordable way to add clickable node markers,
3D direction/location indicators, and overhead maps to single node
and multinode QTVR (1.0 or 2.0) panorama movies, radically reducing
the time, effort, and expertise needed to create interactive QTVR
movies using wired sprites. These features help the user to remain
oriented while exploring complex QTVR environments, and significantly
enhance the user navigation capabilities within nodes and scenes.
With mapsaVR, you can import...
[NPL] Soundz 1.0
Soundz(sm) is an application for Mac OS 8.5 to create/modify sound
sets to be used with Appearance. It comes with a few sample sounds
and you can record your own right from within Soundz itself.
This is donationware. There are no restrictions on its usage. If you
would like to pay me, you can use the included Register program to
send payments to Kagi. This will allow me to at least cover my
development costs on programming tools! As this is my first program
that I am releasing to the public I would very much like all your
feedback. You can enter your remarks in the guestbook on my site.
Requires Mac OS 8.5 or later Availability:
http://www.nettaxi.com/citizens/shashwat Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
About CrossRoads Solutions:
CrossRoads Solutions is a company dedicated to the creation of
innovative software for the Macintosh.
[NPL] X-Cal-Multi v1.2
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 1999 - CalendarServe has released X-Cal-Multi v1.2, the
latest version of its high-performance calendar plug-in for WSAPI
compatible Macintosh webservers. New in version 1.2 is a smaller and
even faster data engine, "site-wrapper" template macros that make
customizing the look of X-Cal-Multi a snap, and numerous other
improvements. The demo inlcudes a complete, custom configured CNN
website calendar that shows how easily X-Cal-Multi can be integrated
with any site. ( (-- IMPORTANT !! )
To try out the X-Cal calendar plug-ins, visit
(http://www.calendarserve.com) or contact Damon Myers
(mailto:email@example.com) for more information.
2243 47th St, NW Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington, DC 20007
[MD1] H2C 1.0
Antoine Beyeler proudly annouces the release of the much-awaited H2C 1.0.
H2C is a time saving jewel for C++ programmers. Instead of declaring
each class member functions twice -- once in the header file (.h) and
once in the source file (.cp) -- H2C automatically generates a source
file containing all the class member functions from a given header
++ rapid access with drag and drop of header files
++ plug-in architecture to create personalized output (source files written
with a customized style, or, for example, code documentation template --
anything is possible!).
System 7.5 or later
For questions and information, be sure to visit
If you decide to use H2C, please register. It's only 15 USD for a single
user license or 400 USD for a site license.
[NPL] Portfolio Web Edition 4.0
Extensis Corporation Announces Availability of Portfolio Web Edition
4.0 Searchable Asset Management Solution For Creative Professionals
Now Brings The Web Within Reach
Portland, OR - March 30, 1999 - Extensis Corporation today announced
the availability of Portfolio Web Edition 4.0. Portfolio Web Edition
includes Portfolio 4.0 digital asset management software and PortWeb
4.0, the Portfolio Web server plug-in tool that enable businesses to
provide digital media including images, logos, photographs,
documents, audio, or animations to users, partners and customers over
Extensis Portfolio lets individuals, workgroups and enterprises
manage digital assets in visual catalogs. Its new client/server
capabilities provide fully scalable digital asset management.
Publishing assets to the Web with Extensis Portfolio Web Edition
allows anyone with access to the Internet and a Web browser to search
a Portfolio digital media catalog-all without the need for additional
[NPL] HP VirtualVault Secures Open Mail
HP ANNOUNCES SECURE, BROWSER-BASED OPENMAIL SOLUTION
Integration with VirtualVault Lowers Costs of Supporting Remote
E-mail Users, Allows Users Secure Access from any Web Browser
PALO ALTO, Calif., March 30, 1999 -- Hewlett-Packard Company today
announced a new program that combines HP OpenMail with the HP
VirtualVault trusted Web platform, enabling organizations to reduce
the costs of supporting remote e-mail users dramatically while
greatly simplifying access.
The program integrates HP's OpenMail enterprise messaging solution
with the HP Praesidium VirtualVault 3.5 trusted Web-server platform,
enabling organizations to provide remote users convenient and direct
access to their e-mail from any device that provides Internet access
via a standard Web browser. This solution is based on the next
version of OpenMail, which is being demonstrated this week at the
Electronic Messaging Association (EMA) conference in Dallas.
The integration of OpenMail and VirtualVault eliminates the need for...
[NPL] iTOOL Announces Direct Reseller Program
For immediate release
iTOOL Announces Direct Reseller Program
iTOOL's Program empowers web companies to retain own label, and
deliver turn-key e-commerce hosting and web development tools.
(March 30, 1999) - Scottsdale, AZ - iTOOL Technologies announced
today its Direct Reseller Program, a private label offering of iTOOL
software that enables web-related businesses to expand their product
offerings. iTOOL is a comprehensive build-it-yourself web
development tool and hosting solution.
With an iTOOL system, any small ISP, developer or web-related
business can offer powerful online web development and hosting tools
from their own site. Customers will benefit from instant setup,
simple site and store creation wizards, online graphic tools, iEDIT
visual page layout tool, and advanced application development tools
including browser based database management, Cold Fusion, and Active
The private label hosting service is maintained at the iTOOL data
center. This empowers the...
[MD1] Open With Package 2.0
The Open With Package 2.0 is now Available.
The Open With Package lets you easily open documents with any
application that can open them. Simply control-click on a document
and a list of all applications that can open it will pop-up in the
contextual menu. Just choose the one that you want.
Open With Package is a boon for developers and graphics
professionals. For developers, you can control-click on ResEdit
documents to open them with Resourcer or Constructor. Or
control-click on MPW documents to open them with CodeWarrior.
Graphics Pros can open Illustrator documents in Photoshop etc. No
navigating through Open dialogs, the application you want is just a
The Open With Package consists of an application and contextual menu
plugin which work in concert to find your applications, get info on
them so the plugin shows only those applications that can open the
documents selected, and do it quickly.
Requires Mac OS 8.0 or later, Mac OS Easy Open.
The Open With Package...
[NPL] SurfJet Agent 1.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LONG ISLAND, NY March 30, 1999 - Leptonic Systems Inc. has released
version 1.1 of SurfJet Agent, the first Internet search assistant for
the Macintosh that can actually learn from your feedback to improve
Version 1.1 integrates Apple's 'Sherlock' technology, allowing it to
access all the search sites that Sherlock can. Since SurfJet Agent
uses the search site files directly, it works even on older systems
that don't have Sherlock installed.
SurfJet Agent differs from other search engine front ends by using
the engines merely to find starting points for its search. It
fetches, reads and intelligently follows links in the web pages,
evaluating them in light of your interests. As you browse the
results, you can correct the Agent's evaluation of your interest by
moving a simple slider. The Agent can learn from this, adjust your
interest profile, and improve its future evaluations.
Features of SurfJet Agent:
* Organizes your interests
* Calls upon...
[NPL] Aladdin Ships DragStrip 3.7
ALADDIN SYSTEMS SHIPS DRAGSTRIP -A POPULAR DESKTOP ORGANIZER FOR
AUTOMATICALLY LAUNCHING, FINDING, ORGANIZING, AND ACCESSING DOCUMENTS
QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY
DragStrip Is The Ultimate Desktop Organizer For Instant Access To
Frequently Used Applications, Files, Folders, And Information
Watsonville, CA- March 29, 1999 - Aladdin Systems, Inc. today
announced that DragStrip(r) 3.7 shareware, the ultimate desktop
organizer, is now available. DragStrip is a full-featured application
that allows users unlimited flexibility in organizing and accessing
frequently used files and applications. It helps to eliminate desktop
clutter and repeated searches in disks, folders, and on the Internet,
by placing drag-and-drop modifiable palettes on the desktop. A
palette can easily handle a user's files, folders, applications, and
URLs all in one location.
"Aladdin is known for its helpful and easy-to-use organizational and
access utilities," said Christopher Evans, president of Poppybank
[NPL] Lasso 3.5 Web Data Engine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 1999
BLUE WORLD ANNOUNCES LASSO 3.5 WEB DATA ENGINE
functions for Web application developers. Available in full-featured
Application Server editions along with specially priced Developer
BELLEVUE, WA -- March 29, 1999 -- Blue World Communications, Inc.
today announced the Lasso 3.5 Web Data Engine, a significant upgrade
to Blue World's popular award-winning tool for building and serving
powerful database-driven Web applications. Key new features include
data interaction with other CGIs, fault recovery, advanced security
and enhanced credit card validation among others. In addition, Lasso
3.5 introduces support for Web servers from Netscape Communications
and support for Windows 95/98. What's more, Lasso 3.5 introduces
exclusive protection against service affecting issues associated with
Web hosting FileMaker Pro...
[MD1] Metrowerks Announces CodeWarrior for Red Hat Linux
Red Hat and Metrowerks Deliver Mainstream Development Tools for Linux
Red Hat Linux Positioned for Next Wave of Growth
Research Triangle Park, N.C, and Austin, Texas--March 29, 1999- Red
Hat(r) Software, Inc., the leading provider of Linux software and
expertise, and Metrowerks, Inc., (NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE:MWK), a leading
supplier of software development tools for telecom, desktop, embedded
systems, and consumer electronics announced today that CodeWarrior(r)
software development tools have been ported to the Red Hat Linux
operating system. This agreement to bring commercial development
tools to Linux is the latest in a series of applications that enhance
the viability of the Linux OS.
"Our work with Metrowerks helps to accelerate the adoption of Linux
in the enterprise market," said Bob Young, CEO, Red Hat Software. "By
making CodeWarrior's user-friendly development tools available, we
will attract a broad base of software developers writing applications
for the Red Hat platform."
[NPL] StarNine/BlueWorld collaborate on WebSTAR Lasso Publisher
For Immediate Release
STARNINE AND BLUE WORLD EMBARK ON NEW STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP
--Companies Collaborate to Create WebSTAR Lasso Publisher for Easy
FileMaker Pro and ODBC Database Publishing in Upcoming Major WebSTAR
Server Suite 4.0 Upgrade--
BERKELEY, Calif., March 29, 1999 -- StarNine Technologies, Inc. and
Blue World Communications, Inc. today announced their new strategic
relationship, marked by the inclusion of the new WebSTAR Lasso
Publisher(tm) component within StarNine's upcoming WebSTAR(R) Server
Suite 4.0, allowing organizations to easily deliver FileMaker Pro(R)
and ODBC database content via the Web. The new WebSTAR Lasso
Publisher plug-in, developed by Blue World and licensed and supported
by StarNine, is based on Blue World's award-winning Lasso Web Data
Engine(tm), the popular add-on for WebSTAR users. WebSTAR Server
Suite 4.0, now in testing, is scheduled to be released in June of
this year (see related release dated 3/29/99). Beyond continued
development of WebSTAR...
[NPL] WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0
For Immediate Release
STARNINE ANNOUNCES WEBSTAR SERVER SUITE 4.0
--New Version Doubles Performance; Adds Next Generation Email Server,
Lasso Publishing of FileMaker Pro and ODBC Databases, and Integrated
SSL Encryption with Multiple Certificate Support--
BERKELEY, Calif., March 29, 1999 -- StarNine Technologies, Inc. today
announced its next generation of WebSTAR(R), the highly acclaimed and
widely-used Internet server software for the Mac(tm) OS, delivering
performance improvements and new technology which transforms WebSTAR
into a powerful, complete Internet Server Suite. Currently in
testing, the newly renamed WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0, is due for
release in June of this year. Beyond a dramatic two-fold increase in
Web server performance, WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0 includes a new
SMTP/POP/IMAP email server with LDAP and remote Web-based email
access capabilities, newly incorporated Lasso(tm)-based FileMaker
Pro(tm) and ODBC database publishing from Blue World
[NPL] KnowledgeMiner Datamining Technology
Breakthrough Datamining Technology Announced
KnowledgeMiner is in use by NASA, Boeing, MIT, Columbia, Notre Dame,
University of Hamburg, Mobil Oil, Pfizer Inc., Dean & Company and
many other corporations, universities, research institutions and
individuals around the world in many fields of human enquiry.
KnowledgeMiner Gold is the first choice in datamining because it
provides the most objective, easiest, fastest and least expensive
data mining technologies in the world. Also as it learns about a new
dataset it generates equations, rules or patterns on the fly that
model that data. It is knowledge extraction in its most advanced
form. Mining data and striking gold is much more probable with a
datamining tool like KnowledgeMiner then with neural nets,
statistical programs or simple spreadsheets.
KnowledgeMiner can be downloaded from: http://www.scriptsoftware.com
Included datasets and examples range from prediction of global
temperature, stock market trends, medical diagnosis,...
[MD1] GameCode Available in Open Source
Copenhagen, March 27, 1999
Sren Grnbech [Sodan] in cooperation with Metrowerks, Inc., (NASDAQ:
MTWKF, TSE/ME:MWK) a leading supplier of software development tools
for desktop and embedded systems, announced GameCode the cross
platform multimedia library and toolbox. GameCode is available for
Windows and Mac OS, with a Linux version in development.
GameCode which was formerly found on the Metrowerks CodeWarrior CD,
now has it's own web-site. GameCode is now Open Source and available
on the net under an open MWPL "Mozilla style" license. GameCode may
also be distributed on the CodeWarrior CD.
What is GameCode
GameCode is an Open Source cross platform multimedia development
library. GameCode consists of three primary parts:
1) An easy-to-use programmers API which does basic setup. For example
to set up a game or a multimedia application.
2) A number of functions to display graphics, play sounds, display text, etc.
3) A converter-tool which uses a simple script-...
[NPL] IncWell NetAnimation Contest
Win a Web Design Tool Chest with IncWell NetAnimator!
March 26, 1999 Beaverton, Oregon. IncWell DMG, Ltd and Proactive
International, LLC present the first IncWell NetAnimation Contest,
celebrating the release of IncWell NetAnimator, a powerful web
animation utility that anyone can use to build interesting
interactive web sites.
Create fun and interesting content and deploy it using IncWell
NetAnimator on one of the Internet's many free web page hosting
services, such as Tripod, Xoom, MacRules or any other. You can enter
in any of three categories (but only submit one entry per category)-
Games. IncWell NetAnimator creates fun and fast online games. Using
NetAnimator powerful interactivity functions such as animation loops,
markers and member morphing, create fun web based games.
Web Design. Create web banners, navigation bars or some other web
interface. Make use of IncWell NetAnimator's ability to jump within
animations or launch URLs!
Screen Saver. NetAnimator builds great native...
[NPL] Spinalot 2.2 Alpha
Spinalot is a CGI tool for building a dynamic web-site that supports
a community working together. It lets your members talk to each other
in conferences, share image, sound and movie files, publish URLs and
create, organize, annotate and structure content.
Download a fully functional trial version from
This release is a "work-in-progress" version for people who want to
experiment with Spinalot's features before some of the final "rough
edges" are smoothed out.
phone (+44) 1245 252009 fax (+44) 1245 252047
ULTRALAB, North Block, Anglia Polytechnic University,
Victoria Road South, Chelmsford, UK, CM1 1LL
[NPL] Abstrakt announces aliasManager 1.0 for FileMaker
Abstrakt announces aliasManager 1.0
Madrid, 03/22/99 - For Inmediate Release.
Abstrakt has made available today aliasManager 1.0, a set of
FileMaker Pro External Functions that allow users to create, store
and handle alias from inside FileMaker Pro databases.
With aliasManager 1.0 users can store alias to their favourite files
in standard container fields. They simply need to pass the icon on
the container field back to the aliasManager 1.0 functions to open
the original file, get its complete path or simply reveal it on the
Specially interesting for developers of multilingual products is the
ability of aliasManager for changing the language used to show error
messages with just a function call. Languages available right now are
english, spanish and catalonian, with more languages coming soon.
Price and availability
aliasManager 1.0 is priced at 25$, with a developer license available
for just 150$. aliasManager 1.0 can be registered online and put into
[NPL] Abstrakt Utilix for FileMaker
Madrid, 03/25/99 - For Inmediate Release.
Abstrakt has released today a new version of Utilix. With more than
350 downloads since its first version, one month ago, this popular
Filemaker Pro plug-in contains a set of free miscellaneous External
Functions that complement the functionality of FileMaker Pro for
Utilix 0.4 includes four new functions designed to help FileMaker Pro
developers to create more integrated solutions.
The functions Alerta and Request provide developers with two
different dialogs. The first one shows a message to the user. Instead
of using a fixed message like the built-in function, Alerta lets
developer use any string, even the content of a field. The other one,
Request, implements a simple data entry modal dialog, useful to ask
user for specific values.
The other two new additions to Utilix deal with the clipboard.
Sometimes a developer uses a function of FileMaker Pro, such Copy or
any External Function that changes the clipboard without the user...
[MD1] AppGuard Pro version 3.0.2
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Automated Solutions Group Releases AppGuard Pro version 3.0.2
Application Trialware and Registration Code Plug-In
Huntington Beach, CA - March 25, 1999: Automated Solutions Group
today announced the release of AppGuard Professional version 3.0.2, a
4th Dimension plug-in for creating Trialware and Registration
interfaces for custom applications.
AppGuard Professional is a standard 4th Dimension plug-in, which
provides tools for easily integrating Trialware and Registration
functionality into your custom
application, which can be distributed on the web or other
Using AppGuard Professional, you can now easily distribute Trialware
versions of any application by adding just a few lines of code. When
a user receives your application, they will be presented with a
greeting message and a unique product code. When the user is ready to
purchase your product, they simply provide you with the product code
and in turn receive and unlock code to register...
[MD1] SpotCheck 1.2
GenieWorks, LLC announces the release of SpotCheck 1.2, the Java code
editor / browser made exclusively for the Macintosh. SpotCheck is the
Java editor that really knows the Java language, analyzing your code
as you work, providing ongoing feedback about "compiler" errors, and
maintaining full-time, "live" cross-reference links for all
At $20, SpotCheck is by far the most value for your money in the
arena of Mac Java development tools. It is the perfect companion to
the free MRJ SDK -- together they form a complete, low-cost, yet
remarkably effective Java development environment for the Macintosh.
Version 1.2 contains many improvements. Most important is support for
ANY 3rd party class libraries... now your code can be "SpotChecked"
against any JAR or ZIP archive in your MRJClasses folder. This means
that SpotCheck 1.2 can grow with you, as new releases of MRJ, JDK,
Swing, etc. appear. Furthermore, the contents of MRJClasses are
quickly indexed at startup, allowing you to...
[NPL] Style Master 1.2 Cascading Style Sheets Editor
Style Master, the acclaimed cascading style sheet editor for the
Macintosh available just got better.
Bondi Beach, Australia, March 26 1999. Western Civilisation
announces the release and immediate availability of Style Master 1.2
, an important upgrade to the cascading style sheet editor that makes
this new web standard accessible to all web developers.
Now web masters of all levels of expertise can create and edit
cascading style sheets that will work every time in targeted
browsers, and easily integrate them with their sites. But most
importantly, Style Master uses innovative online help to guide users
through the pitfalls of style sheets, particularly selectors, and the
problem of developing for different browsers that support style
sheets only partially.
TUCOWS said "It's a must for anyone who wants to work with style
sheets". Web Review said: "Creating style sheets just got easier for
designers working on the Mac, as Western Civilisation's...
[NPL] KVM switch units for PC-Sun-Mac
March 16, 1999
Brookfield, CT: Magenta Research is pleased to announce the latest
product in our extraordinary line of KVM switch units.
'Works-in-a-Draw' is our multi-platform (PC-Sun-Mac) 1x8 KVM switch
together with a high-quality 14" LCD Display and Keyboard / Mouse,
all in a heavy-duty roller-bearinged 2U high 19" rack-mount draw.
Perfect for Server Rooms. Any mix of PC, Sun or Mac CPUs can be
installed, in any order, in any port, without any external adapters
or the need to swap cards. Magenta Research offers the highest
quality, performance and reliability KVM units available anywhere. If
your system is critical, you can not afford a failure and you want
the best, please call us at 203-740-0592 (fax-0596) for more
information or view our web site at www.magenta-research.com.
Traditionally in the business of providing hardware and software
solutions exclusively to the International Financial Trading Floor
Industry, Magenta Research LTD has now become a significant presence
[NPL] QPS Introduces Que! DVD-RAM Drive
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
QPS INTRODUCES QUE! DVD-RAM DRIVE
FOR APPLE G3 AND PC DESKTOP COMPUTERS
Yorba Linda, CA - March 24, 1999 - QPS, Inc. (www.qps-inc.com) is
announcing its latest product launch...the Que! DVD-RAM drive for
Apple G3 and PC desktop computers. This new drive is ideal for
desktop publishing, archiving and presentations. With Que! DVD-RAM,
MPEG-2 and DVD movies can be recorded and played back on television
sets or computer monitors in full screen.
According to Pierre Abboud, QPS vice president, "The Que! DVD-RAM
brings all of the excitement of the new DVD format to personal
computers with 5.2 GB of double-sided data storage space. It has
limitless possibilities at a very affordable price."
The drive provides enhanced caching for read/write throughput and a
maximum transfer rate of 16.6 MB/sec without leaving the digital
domain. It is backward-read-compatible with CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, and
The product will have immediate use as a replacement for DAT tape...
[NPL] Source for ISP, IS, IT News for Network Managers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New portal educates ISPs and IS managers by focusing on hot
Walnet Creek, Calif. -- March 24, 1999 (Xpress Press) - ISPortal.com The
objective source for news and resources announced today that it has
officially been opened to the public to dispense news and resources
on hot internetworking technologies.
The concept behind the ISPortal.com is to deliver news stories, press
releases, white papers, and competitive information pertaining to
only the top 'hot networking technologies' all in one place. This
saves internetworking professionals the time of locating news and
product information on multitudes of sites. ISPortal.com currently
houses a wide range of information on VPN's, CLEC, Outsourcing,
Caching. XDSL, Anti-Spam and Security.
Instead of evaluating products by visiting individual vendor web
sites, ISPortal.com maintains buyers guides that allow people the
opportunity to truly comparison shop and find the perfect solution...
[NPL] Farallon Reduces Cost of Networking
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Farallon Reduces Cost of Ethernet and Fast Ethernet Networking
Announcing new economical 10Mb Starlet mini-hubs, daisy-chainable
EtherWave for the price of regular Ethernet, and the affordable
10/100 Starlet Dual-Speed Hub.
San Leandro, CA, March 24, 1999 - Farallon Communications, Inc.,
developer of reliable, plug-and-play networking solutions for both
Macs and PCs, today announced great prices on some of their most
popular Ethernet and Fast Ethernet solutions. Farallons new 10Base-T
Starlet mini-hubs provide an economical way to network in the home,
small office or school classroom. EtherWave, with models priced the
same as regular Ethernet, gives customers two 10Base-T ports for the
price of one. Additionally, Farallons 8-port Starlet Dual-Speed Hub
offers affordable 10/100 integration of 10Mb and 100Mb devices.
Farallons 10/100 Starlet Dual-Speed Hub Only $176.00
Equipped with 8 auto-negotiating 10/100 ports, Farallon's affordable,
compact, plug-and-play dual...