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Jan 08
MacTech CD-ROM, Volumes 1-16
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MACTECH CD-ROM RELEASED AT MACWORLD EXPO January 8, 2001 -- Westlake Village, CA, USA -- MacTech Magazine announces a new release of their best selling MacTech CD-ROM! The MacTech CD-ROM includes the entire history of MacTech Magazine, over 2000 articles from almost 180 issues of MacTech, running from 1984 through May of 2000. MacTech is the journal of Macintosh technology and development ... making it a must-have reference tool. Debuting at Macworld Expo in San Francisco, CA., the new release of the MacTech CD-ROM provides the most complete reference collection available for Macintosh programmers and developers. The CD-ROM will be sold at MACWORLD Expo, Jan 9th-12th, in the MacTech Central Pavilion (booth #3240) and is available on the web from DevDepot ( The newly updated CD includes articles on Carbon, Mac OS X, QuickTime development, and so much more! This wealth of programming tutorials, introductions to new technologies, and how-to...
Jan 08
ADC Direct Debuts in MacTech Magazine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADC DIRECT DEBUTS IN JANUARY 2001 MACTECH MAGAZINE RELEASED AT MACWORLD EXPO January 8, 2001 -- Westlake Village, CA, USA -- MacTech Magazine today announced a new magazine section, Apple Developer Connection (ADC) Direct. This new series of articles is designed to help facilitate Mac OS X development. ADC Direct debuts in the January 2001 issue of MacTech Magazine, copies of which will be available in limited quantity at Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco. Each month, Apple's Technology Managers will present articles covering topics such as Cocoa and Carbon APIs, Apple's development tools, I/O Kit, Quartz, Aqua, and more. These articles will present an overview of key Mac OS X technologies with pointers to online resources from Apple that provide more in-depth information. In addition, ADC Direct will provide shortcuts and tips aimed at improving code and accelerating development time. "We are pleased to offer these up-to-the-minute articles to...
Jan 05
REALbasic Users Get Together at MacWorld SF 2001
The REALbasic users get together at MacWorld Expo San Francisco will be Wednesday night from 8pm to 10pm. Come talk with REAL Software staff and other REALbasic users. For location information and to get an invite, please stop by our booth in MacTech Central, #3240 at Moscone Center. Geoff Perlman President & CEO REAL Software, Inc. Phone: 512-263-1233 Fax: 512-263-1441
Jan 03
Startup Doubler 2.6
January 3nd, 2001: Startup Doubler 2.6 is now available for downloading from Startup Doubler makes for quicker startups: Its software acceleration compensates for sub-optimal disk performance to make extensions, control panel, the Finder and startup applications load faster. Save time each time you startup your Mac! Those seconds spent waiting really add up: Startup Doubler is the fastest and easiest way to cut down the wait. Expect older Macs to startup 20% to 50% faster! The latest G3 and G4 Macs get less dramatic improvements as they're already pretty fast, but if you have lots of Extensions, Control Panels and Startup Items you can usually save 10 to 20 seconds at each startup! Version 2.6, released today, adds support for Mac OS 9.1 and fixes a bug in the Installer that would sometimes prevent installation, in addition to a few other changes. Startup Doubler runs on Mac OS 9.1 and previous versions (going back to System 7.0), and supports multiple extension sets...
Jan 03
Birthdays and Such 1.4
For Immediate Release Never forget a birthday or anniversary again! With Birthdays and Such, the delightfully simple reminder program, when you turn on your Mac a small window comes up telling you about: - the important birthdays approaching in the next few days and how old each of your friends and relatives will be; - the anniversaries coming up and how many years the couple has been married; and - the other important dates in your life -- bills coming due, recurring dentist appointments to schedule, passports to renew, or meetings to attend... The new version of Birthdays and Such, the most frequently used daily reminder program on the Macintosh, extends the program's AutoQuit functionality to add an AutoHide feature that lets Birthdays and Such hide in the background on days when there are no reminders, only to pop up a window the next time there ARE reminders. Birthdays and Such is so tiny, you'll have no hesitation to launch it daily (or to leave it up if you leave your Mac...
Jan 02
NetCloak 3.1.1 Update Addresses Potential Security Hole
NetCloak 3.1.1 Update Addresses Potential Security Hole Crystal Lake, IL, January 2, 2001 -- Maxum Development Corporation today announced that a potential security hole has been discovered in the recently released NetCloak 3.1. The problem, while serious, was discovered by Maxum and has not resulted in any known real world break-ins. Still, the company is strongly urging all NetCloak 3.1 users to install the free update immediately. Specific details about the problem are not public and will not be released to protect sites that have not yet performed the upgrade. However, the error may allow unauthorized users access to protected content when NetCloak's new user registration feature is used. The problem is strictly limited to pages protected using this new feature in NetCloak 3.1, and so does not effect users of NetCloak 3.0 or earlier. The update, which is free for all users of NetCloak 3.1, is available by clicking "Download" on the NetCloak home page:
Jan 02
Freeware ID3 editor ID3X
We are proud to announce an updated version of our freeware ID3 editor ID3X for the Apple Macintosh! 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. More information at: Direct download link: New in this version: - mp3 files recognition/compatibility improved - Playing mp3 files is now handled by an internal engine rather than Quicktime - Type and Creators in preset popup menu are now correct and menu behave correctly - Tab order of edit fields corrected Thanks for your patience, Jrg Pressel three-2-one interaktive Medien GmbH fon: +49 2151 319450
Jan 02
Email Effects and TableText updates
Sig Software is pleased to announce updates to its unique text editing utilities, Email Effects and TableText, both of which are available as Classic or Carbon applications for running natively on OS 7, 8, 9 and X. Email Effects is a program which allows plain text to be used for pictures and drawings. The ASCII art it creates can be used for email messages, source code comments and cross-platform documentation. TableText is a sister program which allows tabular information to be represented, manipulated and scanned as plain text. With it, spreadsheets and tables can be converted to ASCII text and optimized with ease. Both Email Effects 1.6.6 and TableText 1.0.2 add support for direct creation of messages in Microsoft's Entourage email client. They also continue to work with Eudora, Emailer, Outlook Express, Mailsmith or PowerMail. The Email Effects web page with downloads is at: The TableText web page with downloads is at: http://www....
Dec 29
CodeBurst Library for WebSiphon
We've just released The CodeBurst Library for WebSiphon, which offers strong encryption (using Blowfish) for encoding and creating tamper resistent database records, strings, URLs, HTML form arguments and more. Pricing is $199, but 50% off until Dec 31. --- We've also released The ZipBurst 2.0 CGI Lite and Pro versions for MacOS. The Lite version contains a complete multi-threaded database search engine with highly extendible tags for controlling every aspect of your return pages, even the MIME type. The CGI addresses many issues we found lacking when serving web databases with FileMaker Pro, including performance issues, security, sharing the CPU with other applications, multi-threading large and small database searches, and issues that ISPs face when hosting multiple users on the same web server (like letting each customer name their databases what ever they like!). We also designed it so that users don't need a second server for serving databases. With the Lite version you can...
Dec 28
Troi Text Plug-in 2.0b1 for FileMaker 5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Troi Automatisering releases Troi Text Plug-in 2.0b1 for FileMaker 5 New Plug-in lets you parse out incoming XML data in FileMaker Pro. Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, December 27th, 2000--For all people still reading email just before new year, Troi Automatisering today announced the availability of its Troi Text Plug-in 2.0b1, for FileMaker Pro 5 (and 4) both on Mac OS and Windows. What is the Troi Text Plug-in? The Troi Text Plug-in is a very powerful tool for dealing efficiently with text in your FileMaker Pro database. It adds the following functions to FileMaker Pro: - Combine sets from 2 text fields: * get all lines that are the same * get all lines that differ * and other combinations - Get (unique) lines and sort words and lines - Make a text sum from a related file that even updates without a script. - Parse XML Text into fields - and more... Peter Baanen, company president, states: "XML is becoming an increasingly popular tool for...
Dec 22
Holiday Calendars for Now Up-to-Date
Power On Gift: Holiday Calendars for Now Up-to-Date Columbus, Ohio - December 22, 2000 - Power On Software, Inc. announced today that it had a special holiday present for users of Now Up-to-Date & Contact, the best-selling PIM in the history of the Macintosh. Users of the Eddy-award winning calendaring and contact management program can download four new calendars at no charge. These include: Weeks of the Year -- through 2001 US Holidays -- through 2005 Jewish Holidays -- through 2005 Canadian Holidays -- through 2005 The files can be downloaded from: .hqx John Wallace, President of Power On Software, stated, "We wish all Mac users a very happy holiday season and hope you will accept this gift as a token of our appreciation for helping make this past year Power On's best ever." Availability Now Up-to-Date & Contact is distributed by Ingram Micro and is available from resellers everywhere, including...
Dec 21
Valentina Technology Release 1.8.6
Paradigma Software Releases VXCMD, Technology Release 1.8.6 ADDS SPEED IMPROVEMENTS AND CROSS PLATFORM FUNCTIONALITY FOR METACARD December 19, 2000. Beaverton, Oregon. Paradigma Software announces the release of Valentina XCMD and Valentina Technology Release 1.8.6. Valentina XCMD works with any Macintosh "card" scripting tool, including Apple's HyperCard, IncWell SuperCard, and MetaCard. Third party developers have also created special wrappers for using Valentina XCMD with Userland's Frontier, MacPerl and Futurebasic. VXCMD also includes a Windows component to support MetaCard Corporation's cross-platform tool, MetaCard. Valentina XCMD is based on the Valentina database kernel, an ultra-fast database solution for software developers. Valentina solutions are available for REAL Software's REALbasic, Macromedia Director, Metrowerks CodeWarrior, Microsoft C++ , Purity Software's WebSiphon, Visual Basic and Java. Paradigma Software also makes available Valentina Technology Release 1.8.6...
Dec 20
SiteToolkit 1.0
FOR IMMEDIETE RELEASE PineHill Product's Releases SiteToolkit 1.0, complete set of web site tools. Rochester, NY - December 20th, 2000 - PineHill Product's is proud to announce SiteToolkit 1.0, a complete set of web site tools. SiteToolkit is like a entire box of tools rolled into one. SiteToolkit, with its easy to use, user-friendly interface, will optimize your web pages, generate and automatically add META tags to your web pages, upload your entire web site, and submit your site to over 40 search engines! And at only $15, you have nothing to loose! Key Features Of SiteToolkit 1.0: * Submits your web site to over 40 search engines * Optimizes the HTML in your web pages for faster loading * Generates and adds customized META tags to your web pages * Uploads your entire web site with a easy to use FTP client * Easy to use, user-friendly interface, easy enough for anyone to use * Low price of only $15 Requirements & Pricing: You will need a Power Macintosh running Mac OS 8.1 or...
Dec 19
DupliDisk II: IDE RAID Solution
DupliDisk II (Macintosh Edition) Debuts at MacWorld Expo SFO HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - Arco Computer Products is proud to introduce DupliDisk II (Macintosh Edition), the first hardware based IDE RAID solution for the Macintosh from Arco. This exciting new product offers the benefits of DupliDisk II technology to Macintosh users. Features include a true hardware based IDE RAID controller, Background Rebuilding capabilities, Hot-Pluggable drive solutions, a native PowerPC utility for option control, and OS-X native support. This is the first IDE RAID controller for the Macintosh that does not require a PCI BUS connection. As with all DupliDisk products, the DupliDisk II (Macintosh Edition) connects directly to the onboard IDE connector on the motherboard. With all of the various form factors available, the DupliDisk II will fit virtually anywhere within the Macintosh. In the event of a hard drive failure, the DupliDisk II (Macintosh Edition) will switch operations automatically to the known...
Dec 19
BasePlant 1.0.1
For Immediate Release Cafederic announces BasePlant 1.0.1 MONTREAL, Canada - December 19, 2000. Cafederic is proud to announce the release of BasePlant 1.0.1, a collection of more than 200 classes to enhance PowerPlant(TM), the flagship framework from Metrowerks. Among the new features, you will see: * Better support for CodeWarrior 6 * Now compiles without precompiled headers * Support Universal Headers from 3.2 through 3.4b1 * Corrected a few bugs "I was tired of having to reinvent the wheel for every software project I worked on, so I decided to find a generic way of designing classes", says Eric Forget, owner of Cafederic. "BasePlant is the result of six years of hard work based on the concept of code reuse." "When I first saw BasePlant, about a year and a half ago, I've was astonished by the features and the quality of the product," said Hugues-Antoine Oliver, a Mac OS developer for over ten years. "I decided to join Eric to leverage BasePlant development for making applications...
Dec 18
CDFinder 3.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CDFINDER 3.0 RELEASED December 18, 2000, Moerfelden, Germany The author today announced the immediate availability of version 3.0 of CDFinder, the popular shareware disk catalog tool for the Macintosh. Together with CDWinder 1.0 for Windows, also to be released today, this is the first cross platform, networkable solution to catalog disks and CD-ROMs on a Macintosh and a PC. The new version can be obtained from the CDFinder Homepage ( A single user license of CDFinder is $20, multi user licenses are available. CDFinder is a very fast and powerful tool to create catalog files of your hard disks, floppies, ZIP's and anything else that spins. It has a great user interface and very useful search functions. CDFinder supports drag&drop and requires at least a 68020 or PowerPC CPU. While System 7 is required, CDFinder is also fully compatible to MacOS 9. A special feature is the multi-lingual user interface (German/French/English/Italian/...
Dec 17
Red Shed Threads Brings Preemptive Threading to the Classic Mac...
For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact: December 18, 2000 Jonathan 'Wolf' Rentzsch - (847) 584-7465 Red Shed Threads Brings Preemptive Threading to the Classic Mac OS Schaumburg, IL - Mac OS X isn't the first Mac OS that offers preemptive threading. The Classic Mac OS offers preemptive behavior -- since 1984! "Preemptive behavior has been present in the Mac OS since System 1.0," says Jonathan 'Wolf' Rentzsch, creator of Red Shed Threads. "It's just that accessing and harnessing this power has been difficult until now. What Red Shed Threads does is provide all the power in an easy-to-use package." Designed for Macintosh software developers, Red Shed Threads provides a complete threads package from the low-level context switcher to a high-level threaded Open Transport wrapper. It runs natively on a Mac II running System 7 to a G4 running Mac OS X. "Preemptive threading can result in huge speed gains and greater user satisfaction," continues Mr. Rentzsch. "The...
Dec 14
ListSTAR 2.1
December 14, 2000 - MCF Software today announced the release of ListSTAR 2.1, an update to the powerful and customizable list server and e-mail manager software that was acquired from 4D in October, 2000. ListSTAR 2.1 features and changes *ListSTAR/POP has been resurrected and updated to be in sync with ListSTAR/SMTP. *ListSTAR/POP now generates correctly formatted message id's. *ListSTAR/SMTP can be used with another SMTP server on the same machine. *List creation is now smoother and requires less user intervention. *AppleScript stack overflow issues that were present in ListSTAR 2.0 have been resolved. ListSTAR 2.1 is a free upgrade from earlier versions and is available immediately from our web site. For more details, see the release information web page at Farokh Irani, MCF Software's Vice President of Software Development says, "We are pleased to ship our first update to ListSTAR since acquiring it, one that many people have been waiting for...
Dec 14
iBuild Lite/Pro/Site preview version 0.9.4
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Acrux Software announces iBuild Lite/Pro/Site preview version 0.9.4. New/changed in this version: * printing of multiple cards in one go (in design mode) * printing via AppleScript (in run mode) * variable size thumbnail pictures * user editable stacks (changes to editable text, variables, etc. made in user mode optionally saved in the stack; users can also (optionally) create, delete, copy & paste cards without having to use design mode) * scrollable pictures * variable scaling for pictures (e.g. scaling dynamically set by slider or script) * picture objects can accept pictures in run-mode via drag 'n drop or the clipboard, this allows users to drag pictures from another application * various bug fixes Version 1.0 of iBuild is nearing completion and is expected to be released early in the new year. About iBuild iBuild is a rich, powerful and easy-to-use multimedia authoring and creativity tool for the Apple Macintosh. iBuild makes the creativity of "software...
Dec 13 for Mac 1.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DACONS INTERNATIONAL INC for Mac 1.0 full version released! The ULTIMATE e-mail plug-in! FULL e-mail functionality for FileMaker Pro now available cross-platform! Available for download here: lets you send/receive/manage e-mail with any FileMaker Pro database. Smart programming and a highly user friendly interface allow you to customize your new or existing FileMaker Pro database with ease. Bogdan Boon, chief programmer for Dacons: "The tremendous input from FileMaker developers around the world has enabled us to bring you 'The ULTIMATE' e-mail plug-in for FileMaker Pro. The need for ease-of-use and speed was what users wanted most. And we delivered. I invite you to give it a try." "I would like to commend you for a beautifully done set of demo files and an incredibly easy to use and useful plug-in. I intend to recommend it to all my Filemaker developer friends, clients, and other...
Dec 13
Amadeus II v3.0
For Immediate Release Geneva, Switzerland, December 13 2000 -- Martin Hairer today announced the release of Amadeus II v3.0, its premiere disk-based, Mp3 supporting, visual waveform audio file editing and analyzing application for the Mac OS. Amadeus II lets you use your Mac OS computer for many sound-related applications, such as live audio recording, digitizing tapes and records, sampling from any external source and for editing and analyzing Mp3, AIFF, QuickTime or WAVE files. Thanks to its powerful direct-to-disk abilities, you can easily and rapidly edit large sounds of sizes up to 2GB (3 hours of CD quality music!). The handling of large sounds is facilitated by Amadeus' ability to show simultaneously the whole sound and the portion on which you are currently working and the extensive support of markers. Its outstanding sound repairing abilities make Amadeus II particularly suitable for transferring your old vinyl records on CD. Besides these advanced editing functions including...
Dec 13
Hess Macworld Events Page Goes Live
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- 12/13/00 Hess Macworld Events Page Goes Live With a New Domain 1. Mac/Internet Consultant and Writer, Ilene Hoffman, is pleased to announce that the Hess Memorial Macworld Events/ Party list is live! The new url is: Please bookmark the link, and pass it around to your user groups, and potential Macworld Expo show goers. The web site will contain every party and press function scheduled during Macworld Expo week in San Francisco, Jan. 8th through January 13th. (Some events occur before and after the actual show.) The page will be updated until January 9th. 2. Anyone who hosts an event or knows of an event is requested to please let me know, so that it can make the list. Events can be sent to or Also, please send any special booth information, such as contests, cool free toys, or book signings for inclusion on the Fun Stuff to See at the Show page. Send an event and get a "prize...
Dec 12
FairCom's c-tree Plus V6.10, Support for X, ADSP, SPX...
FairCom releases new version of c-tree Plus V6.10 for Macintosh: Support for Apple's new Mac OS X; includes support for ADSP, SPX and TCP/IP Columbia, MO December 14 -- FairCom Corporation announced the latest release of the Macintosh c-tree Plus File Handler V6.10. This new release of FairCom's database product offers several new features including a special FairCom Server side Software Development Kit (SDK), performance enhancements, communication and database encryption, as well as transaction processing enhancements. Using FairCom's Server side SDK, Macintosh developers can implement their own application specific code within FairCom's powerful database Server. FairCom customers have implemented customized database Servers for many application types. "Developers have used this functionality to perform application service provider (ASP) installations, special security/encryption features, intensive data calculations, custom sorts, and other unique functions." according to Randal...
Dec 12
Drop Drawers / X 1.5
Subject: Drop Drawers / X 1.5 Release From: Gideon Greenspan ( Sig Software is proud to announce the simultaneous release of version 1.5 of Drop Drawers for both Mac OS 7/8/9 and as a native Carbon application for Mac OS X. According to MacUser UK, "Drop Drawers is the most elegant solution yet to the launcher concept." Drop Drawers is a revolutionary user-interface enhancement which provides floating pull-out, snap-shut drawers on the sides of your screen to store text, URLs, aliases, scripts, pictures, sounds, movies and anything else. Version 1.5 is a major upgrade adding dozens of new features, including configurable grids with multiple styles and arranging options, support for AppleScripts with built-in compilation and parameter passing and several included drawer templates. More information and the download are available at: The direct link for the Mac OS X version is:
Dec 12
MacZaic 2.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Polar Orbit Software Announces MacZaic 2.0 for MacOS San Francisco, California, December 12, 2000 -- Polar Orbit Software announces MacZaic v2.0. MacZaic creates beautiful photomosaics from your own digital photographs. A mosaic can be created from one image, a folder of images or a pregenerated database of images. A sample database of images to be used with MacZaic can be downloaded from the Polar Orbit home page. The program allows scaling of sub-image blocks, preview mode, and creates JPEG images that can be easily viewed or printed on any computer. MacZaic runs on any Power Macintosh. The program can be downloaded from the Polar Orbit Software web page at: ( Pricing: The application is shareware and can be purchased for $25. Contact: Jeff Luszcz Polar Orbit Software
Dec 11
Style Master 1.9 CSS Editor
Western Civilisation Releases Style Master 1.9 and 1.9 Pro CSS Editor Bondi Beach, Australia, 11th December 2000. Western Civilisation announces the release and immediate availability of Style Master 1.9 and Style Master Pro 1.9 for Windows 95/98/NT/2000 and the Macintosh, refining and enhancing the development of cross-browser, standards compliant cascading style sheets. ( Style Master 1.9 is not just a repurposed text editor. It's built from the ground up as a specialized style sheets IDE (integrated development environment), featuring everything you need to develop, test and deploy sophisticated style sheets. Style Master is as well suited to web developers with little or no exposure to style sheets, as to style sheets experts. For those starting out with style sheets, Style Master comes with * an intuitive interface for editing every aspect of a style sheet, from the most basic properties to the most complex @rules, with point and click...
Dec 08
Email Merge 1.9.5
Sig Software is proud to announce Email Merge version 1.9.5. Email Merge is an intuitive program for creating mailings of individualized email messages. It takes a database and a message template, and merges the two to rapidly create customized email messages in Outlook Express, Entourage, Eudora, Claris Emailer, Mailsmith or PowerMail. It can also import databases directly from text files and FileMaker Pro. Version 1.9.5 adds support for Microsoft Entourage (the email client in Office 2001) and for sending attachments with PowerMail. More information and the Email Merge download are available at: Thank you, Gideon Greenspan Sig Software
Dec 08 Pro 2.0 for FileMaker Pro v4 & v5
ANNOUNCEMENT December 8, 2000 Announcing Pro 2.0 for FileMaker Pro v4 and v5 ( Gregory is proud to announce the release of Pro 2.0 for FileMaker Pro v4/v5. Months of writing and testing have made this a very powerful product and a must-have utility for FileMaker Pro developers. Pro 2.0 is now available from its web site. About Pro (Note. Pro is Mac-only) FileMaker Pro scripting has always been a click-and-drag operation. For many people, this has been one of FileMaker Pro's biggest advantages; simplicity and error-control. For other people, it has been one of FileMaker Pro's biggest limitations. Pro changes all of that. Armed with Pro, you can export, create, edit, manipulate and import FileMaker Pro scripts in ScriptMaker wysiwyg plain text format. Pro empowers you to do things that FileMaker Pro alone can not. What you can do with...
Dec 07
QuickDNS Pro 3.0
QuickDNS Pro 3.0 from Men & Mice Released Install it and Manage Your DNS with Ease and Accuracy. Reykjavik, Iceland, December 7/-- Men & Mice today released QuickDNS Pro 3.0, a DNS server and DNS Management System for Mac OS. The new system is a dramatically enhanced upgrade of Men & Mices QuickDNS Pro 2.2.1, offering unprecedented ease of use for the expert to novice user, numerous automated features and error controls. Among new features are remote administration, streamlined user interface, improved assistants and easy to use Fault Tolerance and Load Balancing that works with any web server. For a description of new and improved features, please see ( "I am very impressed by Men & Mice's upgrade to QuickDNS Pro 3.0. The manager is totally revamped and awesome! I believe that QuickDNS Pro is an outstanding, five star, product for its price, and is the best DNS server." says Albert Rodriguez, Webmaster at...
Dec 07
PDF StartUp: PDF documents opened automatically
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PDF StartUp: PDF documents opened automatically J2S, a software company specialized in multimedia and asset-management developments, announces the release of PDF StartUp 2.0. PDF StartUp is an "autorun" application designed to automatically open a PDF document located on a CD-Rom when it is inserted into a computer, after having installed Acrobat Reader when needed. PDF StartUp first checks the presence of Acrobat and installs Acrobat Reader when necessary. The selected PDF document is then automatically displayed on screen. Among other improvements, the new version can be used to display a startup screen, make sure the "Search" plug-in is installed, and it now supports 9 languages... PDF StartUp consists of two versions so that it can work indifferently on computers running MacOS or Windows. This programme is intended to invite the recipients of multimedia operations to actually read the content of the documents that are addressed to them. The license costs 600...
Dec 06
Smallest MP3 Player for Macintosh
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Smallest MP3 Player for Macintosh Released Instantly Accessible MP3 Strip 1.0 allows Mac users to playback MP3 music via Control Strip. December 6, 2000 - Today Kanex Group Inc. has added full-functional MP3 player to its family of useful applications for Macintosh computers. MP3 Strip is the Control Strip Module what enables a high-quality playback and easy browsing through MP3 files. MP3 Strip instantly accessible and in spite of its small size (90KB), you are not required to run any other program to listen to your favorite MP3s. Why you need another MP3 player, while there are many of them available for a Mac? Because, hardly, are you willing to spend much time waiting while the MP3 player is being downloaded and launched, due to its huge size. We realized that many people just want to listen to MP3s, but they don't need fancy skinnable interface and other bells and whistles. Also, many listen MP3s in a background and nobody likes when a player eats memory,...
Dec 05
Valentina for Java Developer's Preview Released
Valentina for Java Developer's Preview Released JAVA SDK PREVIEW ALLOWS CREATION OF POWERFUL, MULTI-PLATFORM DATABASE APPLICATIONS December 6, 2000. Beaverton, Oregon. Paradigma Software announced the availability of its first software developer's solution for Java development. Valentina for Java (VJSDK) beta 1 is the first of Paradigma Software's line of database tools for development of client side pure Java applications. VJSDK employs the same base Valentina API, allowing developers who are already familiar with other Valentina products, such as Valentina for REALbasic, to get a jump-start to integrating Valentina into their Java applications, including support of BaseObject methods, BLOBs and the Valentina implementation of SQL. "VJSDK is our base level implementation for Java, with all the sophistication professional developers will expect who are coming from a C++ background. But users who are looking for only a JDBC driver for Valentina won't have long to wait," said Jochen...
Dec 05
Desktop Magician 2.0
STRAIGHT AHEAD SHIPS DESKTOP MAGICIAN 2.0 - ALL ENVIRONMENT MAGIC WAND Desktop Magician 2.0 makes it easy to save and restore your complete desktop environment, including content and placement of icons, open windows, running applications, open documents, mounted servers, mounted disk images, and monitor settings. Felton, CA-November 30, 2000 - Straight Ahead Software today announced Desktop Magician 2.0, a feature rich desktop utility for Macintosh, is now shipping. Desktop Magician takes a broad step forward in this release, offering a wide range of options for saving an restoring your Mac's running environment for whatever purpose you need. Desktop Magician 2.0 Features: * New toolbar (floating or non-floating as desired) for convenient access * New contextual menu plug-in * Save and restore sets of open Finder windows for particular projects, as needed * Save and restore sets of running applications and open documents * Save and restore sets of mounted servers and mounted disk...
Dec 05
REALbasic 3.0a14
December 5, 2000 We are proud to announce the availability of REALbasic 3.0a14. Using this alpha release gives you the chance to learn about new features in REALbasic early, work with Carbon, and participate in setting the direction for the next release. It runs on and compiles for both Classic (7.6.1 to Mac OS 9) and Mac OS Public Beta. It uses Carbon and the Aqua User Interface for both the IDE and the compiled applications when running in Mac OS X, and Platinum in Classic. This release adds several significant improvements, including editing REALbasic database schemas! REALbasic now also allows you to export your projects in XML format. You can then reimport the XML format projects. This will allow third parties to develop powerful new enhancements to REALbasic, among other things. In addition, PostgreSQL support is much improved. Drag and drop of files, text, and pictures is now possible on Windows applications as well. Of course, there's much more, so read the complete release...
Dec 05
Virtual PC 4.0
Connectix Announces Virtual PC 4.0 Run Windows applications up to twice as fast as previous version SAN MATEO, Calif.- December 5, 2000 - Connectix Corporation today announced the Virtual PC 4.0, the newest version of its best-selling and award-winning PC emulation product for the MacintoshTM. This new version adds significantly improved performance, expandable disk images, an enhanced user interface and the ability to run multiple operating systems to Virtual PC's already impressive list of features. Virtual PC will appeal to a whole new and larger segment of Mac users due to its increased performance and new features, said Mitchell Cipriano, Connectix vice president of marketing, Current users will also benefit by being able to run more demanding Windows applications while working more efficiently. Virtual PC Product Line The Connectix Virtual PC product line bridges the compatibility gap between Mac and PC environments by allowing Mac users to run PC applications, access Windows...
Dec 04
Lasso Studio 1.7.1 for Adobe GoLive 5.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2000 BLUE WORLD RELEASES LASSO STUDIO 1.7.1 FOR ADOBE GOLIVE 5.0 Maintenance update addresses minor issues. Boxed version to begin shipping this week. Bellevue, WA--December 4, 2000--Blue World Communications, Inc.--pioneers of the Web Data Engine(tm)--today released Lasso Studio 1.7.1 for Adobe GoLive 5.0 a free minor maintenance update to the recently released version 1.7 of Lasso Studio for Adobe GoLive. The release includes an updated version ( of Lasso Studio Web Data Engine and addresses a minor issue with Lasso Studio Site Builder. Blue World also announced that boxed versions of Lasso Studio for Adobe GoLive will begin shipping this week. Complete Web Database Publishing Lasso Studio for Adobe GoLive provides Web professionals a visual development environment for building database-driven Web sites powered by Blue World Lasso Web Data Engine. Operating from within GoLive 5.0, Web developers harness the power of Lasso Studio...
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Lasso Web Data Engine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2000 BLUE WORLD RELEASES WEB DATA ENGINE Maintenance update addresses minor issues. Bellevue, WA--December 4, 2000--Blue World Communications, Inc.--pioneers of the Web Data Engine(tm)--today released Lasso Web Data Engine, a free maintenance update to the recently released 3.6.6 version of Lasso Web Data Engine. The update includes fixes to the FM Remote and Java Adapter modules included with Lasso Web Data Engine 3.6.6. What's Fixed The following issues have been addressed: - FM_Remote_DataSource.mod: An issue where related fields could not be used as search arguments. - Java_Adapter.mod (Macintosh Only): A compatibility issue with third party LJAPI modules. About Lasso Web Data Engine Lasso Web Data Engine is leading cross-platform Web Application Server software allowing Web developers to quickly serve powerful data-driven Web sites. Lasso's innovative architecture provides an industry first multi-platform, database-independent and...
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WebShocker v2.2
Press Release - WebShocker v2.2 Ships Recosoft Corporation announces that is has started shipping WebShocker v2.2; a major upgrade to the most popular integrated Web Animation Production Tool for the Macintosh WebShocker v2.2 contains the following new features and enhancements - * Fully Compatible with Mac OS X Public Beta (when run under Classic mode) * Fully Mac OS 9 Multiple Users compatible * Incorporation of the RecoSoft Smart Color Technology. This technology allows for accurate remapping of colors when saving animations that contain thousands or millions of colors as GIF animations * Specification of "Color Tolerance" when using the Paint Bucket tool * Specification of 9 different types of Fill modes when using the Paint Bucket, Rectangle, Oval, Arc, FreeHand, Polygon, and Rounded Rect tools * Opacity Control for the Fill Color being used * A thoroughly enhanced and improved "Export Assistant" which allows Zooming the Preview area and adjusting the Color Accuracy when saving...
Nov 29
USB 2.0 for Mac OS
DATE: November 28, 2000 SUBJECT: Orange Micro to Develop USB 2.0 Apple Macintosh System Software for 2.0 Peripheral OEM's Anaheim, CA - OEM USB 2.0 System Software for Apple Systems Orange Micro is offering on an OEM license for its Apple Macintosh extension software which will be necessary for all USB 2.0 devices for early operation on the Apple Systems. Apple Macintosh Beta extension will be available for USB 2.0 Hi-Speed developers at the beginning of January. Orange Micro OEM 2.0 Apple extensions will allow USB 2.0 Hi-Speed peripheral manufacturers to begin early development for this new technology interim to the availability of Apple's USB 2.0 solution. This will allow peripheral manufacturers to offer Mac USB 2.0 solutions simultaneously with Windows USB 2.0 compatibility. Microsoft has already developed USB 2.0 system software which is available now for developer testing. Starting in February 2001 Orange Micro will be offering their complete line of OrangeUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed...
Nov 28
Cafederic enhances PowerPlant with BasePlant
From: "Eric Forget" ( Subject: Cafederic enhances PowerPlant with BasePlant For Immediate Release Cafederic enhances PowerPlant with BasePlant MONTREAL, Canada - November 28, 2000. Cafederic is proud to announce the release of BasePlant, a collection of more than 200 classes to enhance PowerPlant(TM), the flagship framework from Metrowerks. "I was tired of having to reinvent the wheel for every software project I worked on, so I decided to find a generic way of designing classes", says Eric Forget, owner of Cafederic. "BasePlant is the result of six years of hard work based on the concept of code reuse." "When I first saw BasePlant, about a year and a half ago, I've was astonished by the features and the quality of the product," said Hugues-Antoine Oliver, a Mac OS developer for over ten years. "I decided to join Eric to leverage BasePlant development for making applications with a friendlier interface and standard behaviors." The list of BasePlant's...
Nov 28
Open Door's Who's There? Firewall Advisor
OPEN DOOR NETWORKS ANNOUNCES "WHO'S THERE?" FIREWALL ADVISOR ASHLAND, OR. -- November 27, 2000 -- Open Door Networks Inc. today announced its new "Who's There?" Firewall Advisor. Available immediately as a public beta release, "Who's There?" provides the next step in Internet security by helping users analyze and investigate the ever-increasing number of access attempts to their Macintosh. With "Who's There?" users can determine the level of risk of an "attack" detected by their personal firewall, find the name, email address and phone number of an administrator associated with the attacker's network, and even automatically draft an email to that administrator. With the ever-growing number of computers connected to the Internet through "always on" connections, there has been a significant increase in the number of hackers attempting to infiltrate those machines. Personal firewalls have been developed to thwart those attempts. As the number of attempts have increased, however, users...
Nov 28
Lucent's ORiNOCO Announces USB Wireless Device for Windows
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES ORINOCO ANNOUNCES USB RADIO DEVICE FOR WIRELESS NETWORKING New device makes it easy to set up computers for home and enterprise wireless networks FOR RELEASE: November 28, 2000 LOS ANGELES -- Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) today announced the availability of a USB wireless device for the ORiNOCO Internet access and wireless networking system. By using the wireless USB Client, users can wirelessly network a computer by simply plugging the device into a spare USB connector and installing the software. Lucent made the announcement at the Western Cable Show in Los Angeles. The ORiNOCO system is Wi-Fi certified and enables users to enjoy secure, high-speed (11 Mbps) wireless Internet access and wireless networking anywhere in a building or home, indoors or outdoors. The new USB device will enable communication between any USB equipped PC and the entire range of ORiNOCO access points, including the home/SOHO Residential Gateway (RG1000) or the AP-500 and AP-1000 access...
Nov 27
StoneTable 4.0.9 Update with MacOS X support
StoneTablet Publishing Releases StoneTable 4.0.9 Update with MacOS X support Portland, OR--November 27, 2000--StoneTablet Publishing today announces the immediate availability of version 4.0.9 of StoneTable(tm), the feature rich List Manager replacement. Among the changes which are part of version 4.0.9 includes support for both MacOS X and CodeWarrior 6. Future releases will provide improved support for the Aqua Interface. Upgrades for all registered owners of any version of StoneTable 4.0 are free and may be downloaded from: New customers may purchase StoneTable for the special price of $100 until December 31, 2000. Additional information about StoneTable including ordering information, examples of the functionality, and a working "classic" demo can be found at StoneTable - THE replacement library for the List Manager info: demo: ftp://ftp.teleport....
Nov 27
MacSpeech AnnouncesiListen1.0
Press Release For Immediate Release - November 27, 2000 MacSpeech Announces iListen 1.0 Available Now Bedford, New Hampshire, November 27, 2000: Macintosh speech recognition authority, MacSpeech, Inc., announces the availability of iListen 1.0, its long-awaited next generation speech recognition program. iListen was developed in partnership with Philips Speech Processing, using their FreeSpeech 2000 speech engine. Philips is a global market leader in speech recognition, natural dialogue and language understanding technologies. "iListen is designed to be the speech recognition software for the rest of us," said MacSpeech Chief Evangelist Chuck Rogers. "Its ability to stay in the background and allow the user to dictate into virtually any Macintosh application will set a new standard for the industry." iListen utilizes TalkAnywhere dictation technology, which converts spoken words into typewritten text and characters anywhere a Macintosh user would normally type. "The underlying...
Nov 26
The Digital Universe Macintosh astronomy software
PRESS RELEASE November 26, 2000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "THE DIGITAL UNIVERSE" MACINTOSH ASTRONOMY SIMULATION SOFTWARE NOW SHIPPING URL: Just in time for Christmas, Syzygy Research & Technology Ltd. is pleased to announce that after more than four years of development, our revolutionary astronomy simulation software package, "The Digital Universe", is now shipping. We now have copies of the product in stock and in most cases are able to ship orders within 24 hours. Some of the key features of "The Digital Universe" include: - The user has the ability to view and retrieve extensive information on any of the approximately 20 million objects provided with the software, including stars, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, the planets and their moons, comets, asteroids, and Earth-orbiting spacecraft and satellites. - The software can generate views of the night sky for any date from 100,000 BC to 100,000 AD for any location on Earth, with a professional level of...
Nov 26
Subject: CPLAT 2.8 released From: Ken ( ksoft is pleased to announce the latest version of CPLAT (version 2.8), a low-cost cross-platform framework for MacOS and Windows development. This latest version adds: improvements and bug fixes new classes for sockets, internet protocols, xml reading and writing. MacOSX support Ability to use either Metrowerks Codewarrior Pro6 or Apples Project Builder for MacOSX builds. CPLAT is an easy-to-use full-featured (not just a thin layer over the underlying OS) modern C++ (STL, exception handling) framework for MacOS and Windows development including support for the lastest MacOS technologies including AppearanceManager, proxy icons and window path popups and icon services (32 bit icons), MacOSX and Carbon, and Windows applications for Windows 95/98/NT. CPLAT also includes a RADTool / Resource Editor for importing / creating / editing the resources your application uses including, menus, icons, pictures,...
Nov 26
FaxBee 1.2
Subject: Double Updates: FaxBee (tm) 1.2 and The ZipBurst (tm) 2.0 CGI beta5 From: David M. Dantowitz ( We've just released FaxBee 1.2, which addressed a bug with MacOS 9 and released what is likely the final beta for The ZipBurst 2.0 CGI (Lite and Pro). FaxBee is used to generate faxes from text messages via it's drop box (for any application to create) or from email messages received by the EIMS or SIMS mail servers. see Also note that the price increase for FaxBee has been extended to Nov 30th. --- The ZipBurst 2.0 CGI comes in two flavors. The Lite version lets you serve an UNLIMITED number of databases in an unlimited number of domains. It support searching on multiple fields, sorting on multiple fields, and all sorts of report tags. The latest release includes a tag that lets you change the MIME type returned by your server to match you needs (e.g. set the return type to "application/" to have the user's browser save files...
Nov 26
Graphing Calculator 3.0
From: Ron Avitzur ( Subject: Graphing Calculator 3.0 Hello: Graphing Calculator 3.0 for MacOS is now final. Details are at ( New features in 3.0: * Text * Open/Save Graphing Calculator documents * Multiple document windows * Save As HTML * Save as RTF * 3.0 acts as a helper application for GC documents posted to the web * Documents saved by 3.0 can be opened read-only by the free version 1.2. Pacific Tech will be charging for this upgrade. Upgrade pricing and instructions are at ( Best regards, Ron Avitzur Pacific Tech (
Nov 24
VOODOO Personal 2.0 Public Beta
PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH Softwarepark Hagenberg A-4323 Hagenberg AUSTRIA fax: +43 (7236) 3338-30 email: www: Subject: VOODOO Personal 2.0 Public Beta - The Version Organizer that Saves the Evolution of Your Work HAGENBERG, AUSTRIA, November-23-2000 -- UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH is pleased to announce a public beta version of its new version organizer VOODOO Personal 2.0. VOODOO Personal 2.0 is the much improved successor of VOODOO 1.8 which won the MacWorld/MacTech Eddy award in 1997. "We are extremely happy about the new sibling in the VOODOO family of version control products. VOODOO Personal will finally solve the problems of many people working in a broad range of different areas, from web publishers to designers, from book writers to musicians." said Christoph Reichenberger, VOODOO product manager. "With VOODOO Personal you can store all versions of your...
Nov 22
XTension 3.2.3
November 22, 2000 Sand Hill Engineering has released version 3.2.3 of "XTension" their Mac-only home automation software. For anyone who wants to combine the reliability and speed of 'hardwired' sensors and alarms, with the ease and economy of the X-10 system, XTension now supports the LynX-Port. The LynX-Port offers 8 opto-isolated voltage or contact inputs, 8 output relays, and 4 analog inputs, along with standard X-10 control. For the CM11, we've added more verbs for the X-10 Extended Code suite. This makes it much easier for controlling the new 'smart' devices. 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.) Packages of the software and X-10 starter kits are available at different web sales sites. ($99.95 list price) Downloads and a rich website of home automation ideas can be found at

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