[NPL] PowerCalc 4.0
John Mauro Software is proud to announce the release of PowerCalc 4.0, one
of the most powerful and intuitive scientific calculators for Mac OS. It is
available for download from the John Mauro Software web site at:
Two new function palettes have been added to PowerCalc 4.0. The first
allows conversions among dozens of units for length, area, volume, time,
temperature, mass, force, pressure, energy, power, and speed. The second
new function palette lists over twenty constants commonly used for
scientific and engineering computations. Just select a constant from the
convenient popup menu and click "Input Constant" to input its value into
the calculator. Other functions palettes contain buttons for trigonometry,
probability, exponential, integer, bitwise, relational, and logical
Previous versions of PowerCalc could store four numbers in memory. Now with
version 4.0, up to 1000 values may be stored. Each value is easily
[NPL] FoldersSynchronizer 1.2
Date: 08 October 1999
MacOS: 7.0.1 or higher
Author: Lorenzo Puleo
Download for PPC at:
Download FAT at:
Utilities for Macintosh. Choose two folders and then they will be
synchronized exaclty. The old files will be replaced with the newest files
in both the directions. The new files (new entries) will be copied in both
the directions, as well as the new Folders. The old Folders will not
replaced entirely by the newer, as the Finder used to do, but...
[NPL] Storeys 1.5.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
- - Oct 8, 1999 - -
ProFunda is happy to announce the shipping of version 1.5.1 of its new 3-D
3D spreadsheet storeys is especially well-equipped for work with large sets
of data and handles sequential record keeping (such as monthly sales
statistics, financial plans, scientific - or patient records) much in the
same way as a database, but you still have the user friendliness you
normally find in a spreadsheet.
The new intuitive 3-D approach provides a new world of opportunities and
work in the 3rd dimension is turned into plain effectiveness.
Storeys 1.5.1 - IN SHORT:
1. New special third dimension provides better overview
when working in layers.
2. Creation of layers with e.g. names of the months with
a single mouse-click.
3. Calculate "through" more layers with a single mouse-click.
4. COPY contents of any number of specified layers
at the same time.
5. PASTE contents...
[NPL] USB X-Keys
For Immediate Release
Williamston, MI-October 1, 1999-P.I. Engineering, inventor of the Y-mouse
line of adapters and manufacturer of a full line of computer interface
products, is proud to announce USB X-Keys for Macintosh. This evolution of
the company's premiere line of programmable keyboard products represents
not only a cosmetic change, but also a dramatic engineering innovation.
"The iMac in some ways totally legitimized USB," said Michael Hetherington,
X-keys inventor and President of P.I. Engineering. "We've been committed to
USB since the spec was first defined. Producing product for the Macintosh
is a natural extension of that commitment."
USB X-Keys for Macintosh is a fully programmable keypad that comes in two
distinctive flavors, a 20 key Desktop model and 58 key Pro model. Priced at
$99 and $129 respectively. Both models come packaged in special Macintosh
coordinating plastics and include MacOS USB drivers. More details are
available at the P.I Engineering web...
[NPL] OpenForm 1.1
OpenForm is a plug-in for any HTTP server compatible with the W*API 1.1
(like WebSTAR, AppleShare IP, WebTen or Quid Pro Quo), it is a new
revolutionary way to handle forms in your web pages. You don't need to buy
custom plug-ins or cgi to handle different types of web forms. With
OpenForm, you can save processor cycles and money: ONE plug-in for ALL your
OpenForm allows you to execute EVERY AppleScript script using the data from
the fields in your form page.
With OpenForm you can connect EVERY scriptable application to a form page,
so you can write ANY kind of form processing operation simply using
For example, if you have a form page with two fields "myName" and
"myComment" and you want to save these fields to the file "feedback",
simply write a script like:
set my_data to myName & "\t" & myComment & "\r"
set the open_target_file to open for access the file "Feedback" with
write my_data to the open_target_file starting at eof
[NPL] Vicomsoft Introduction to LAN Based Web Caching
Vicomsoft Introduction to LAN Based Web Caching
In response to user requests, Vicomsoft has published a two part
introduction to LAN Based Web Caching at:
This document should be of help to those who use or plan to use web caching
server software and to those wishing to acquire a better understanding of
web caching in general. The LAN Based Web Caching document is part of the
KnowledgeShare library offering user oriented information.
KnowledgeShare information is also available on these subjects:
Network Address Translation:
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol):
DSL (Digital Subscriber Line):
Email & Email Servers:
[NPL] MDG's WS4D 3.1.1
MDG Ships WS4D/eCommerce 3.1.1 , Web Server 4D 3.1.1 , WS4D/Developer 3.1.1
and WS4D/Developer eCommerce 3.1.1
Bartlett, IL October 6, 1999 -- MDG Computer Services, Inc, a leading
developer of web and eCommerce tools for Macintosh and Windows, announced
today that it shipped version 3.1.1 of WS4D/eCommerce, its a single
application that includes a full featured web server, shopping carts,
storefronts, credit authorization, virtual domains, and database publishing.
WS4D/eCommerce 3.1.1 is a free upgrade for anyone running Web Server 4D
3.0/3.1.1 or WS4D/eCommerce 3.0/3.1
New Features in Version 3.1.1 include:
* Supports AuthorizeNet 3.0 Including Relay Response (still supports
* Added Minimum Order Amount Feature
* International Character Support
* Tracks 1st Referer for all Orders
* Publish Products to Search Engines
* Server Side Ping and TraceRoute
* Supports Rebound 2.0 from Sophisticated Circuits
* Bug Fixes
Full text available at:
[NPL] Adobe Works to Grow eBooks Market
For Immediate Release
Adobe Continues Building Partnerships to Grow eBooks Market
CyberTrust, Intertrust, Plug'nPay, PublishOne Inc., SheetMusicPlus.com and
SoftLock.com to Integrate Adobe PDF Merchant and Acrobat Reader with Web Buy
New York, NY (October 6, 1999) (Nasdaq: ADBE)-Adobe Systems Incorporated
today announced that CyberTrust, InterTrust, Plug'nPay, Publish One Inc.,
SheetMusicPlus.com and SoftLock.com will begin testing and product
integration of Adobe PDF Merchant software and Web Buy, a feature within
Acrobat Reader. Adobe has been at the forefront of the eBooks market,
assembling key publishing, retailing and technology partners to grow the
new market. The partners announced today join more than 12 others which
were announced in August.
"As a natural extension to our leadership in the publishing industry, we've
taken the opportunity to gather partners and develop new ebook's
technologies that leverage the many years of content publishers have
archived in Adobe...
[MD1] Adobe Broadens ePaper Solutions Offerings
For Immediate Release
Adobe Broadens ePaper Solutions Offerings
New Acrobat Business Tools Delivers Collaboration and Digital Signature Tools
San Jose (October 6, 1999) (NASDAQ: ADBE)-Building on the widespread
success of its Acrobat product line, Adobe Systems Incorporated today
announced Adobe Acrobat Business Tools software, designed to fulfill the
needs of business users who require enhanced tools for interacting with
Portable Document Format (PDF) documents beyond the view and print
capabilities of Acrobat Reader software. Adobe developed the product to
give enterprise users additional tools for interacting with Adobe PDF
documents, and expects the product to expand the use and benefits of Adobe
PDF. Acrobat Business Tools will be sold through the volume licensing
program, ISV/OEM's, and electronic software download at the Adobe.com
website by Q1 2000.
Business Tools joins the Adobe ePaper Solutions product family, which is
built around Adobe Acrobat 4.0, and provides essential...
[NPL] SoundJam MP 1.1.1 update
Salinas, CA: (October 6, 1999) Casady & Greene announced today that
SoundJam MP version 1.1.1 is released and is available as a free download.
SoundJam MP v1.1.1 supports the recently announced powerful Mac OS 9
Additional improvements include support for QDesign AIFF music files, and
properly handles pls and m3u streams; and with each new version, we
continue to incorporate customer interface suggestions that we receive from
our users. This kind of loyalty and support from our customers is what
makes SoundJam MP the best full featured, all-in-one, player and encoder on
the market today!
As previously announced, SoundJam MP takes full advantage of the Power Mac
G4 with Velocity Engine, and SoundJam MP is the Macintosh solution that
ships with the new Rio 500 portable audio player.
The November 1999 issue of Macworld Magazine awarded SoundJam MP a 4 Mouse
rating and states that "SoundJam MP is hands down the best MP3 player for
the Mac." This exemplifies the award...
[NPL] ShareWay IP included with Mac OS 9
Contact: Charles McHenry
OPEN DOOR'S SHAREWAY IP TECHNOLOGY INCLUDED IN MAC OS 9 APPLE AND OPEN DOOR
TEAM UP TO PROVIDE KEY INTERNET FEATURES
Cupertino, CA -- October 5, 1999 -- Open Door Networks Inc. today announced
that Apple Computer is including a version of Open Door's IP file sharing
product, ShareWay IP, in its new Mac OS 9 system. ShareWay IP extends the
Mac's built-in file sharing capabilities to let any Mac user easily and
quickly share files over the Internet or an intranet. Open Door and Apple
also worked together on other Internet features of Mac OS 9, and Open Door
intends to announce additional Internet products concurrently with Mac OS 9
availability later this month.
"Open Door's mission has always been to provide Internet solutions that are
as easy to use and as powerful as the Macintosh itself," said Alan
Oppenheimer, president of Open Door Networks. "By working with Apple we've
been able to make these solutions available to...
[NPL] Maxum Updates NetCloak, PageSentry, Rumpus
Maxum Development Announces Updates To Popular Server Tools
October 4, 1999. Maxum Development, best known for it's award winning line
of Internet server tools, announced updates to it's NetCloak, PageSentry,
and Rumpus products. The latest versions, NetCloak 3.0.2, PageSentry 2.5.2,
and Rumpus 1.3.3 are all available now at the company's Web site, and are
free updates for all registered users of the previous versions. All three
updates fall somewhere between simple maintenance releases and major
NetCloak 3.0.2 offers greater flexibility in handling incoming e-mail
messages and improvements for international use, in addition to a number of
bug fixes and minor corrections. PageSentry 2.5.2 also includes several bug
fixes as well as audible warnings when servers fail. The latest incarnation
of Rumpus, version 1.3.3, allows FTP server files to be moved between
directories and resolves a rare problem that occurs when launching the
application on certain systems. All...
[MD1] Absoft Pro Fortran v6.0 for Linux users
Attn: - Absoft Pro Fortran v6.0 for Linux users.
Service Pack 4 is now available for download from the Absoft ftp site. It
includes several bug fixes and generates significantly faster F90 code.
Service Pack 4 is compatible with Pro Fortran v6.0 and F77 SDK v4.5.
Absoft makes complete F90/F77/C/C++ toolsets for Windows95/98/NT, Mac and Linux
For details visit: http://www.absoft.com
2781 Bond Street
Rochester Hills, MI 48309 USA
Voice (248) 853 0050 EST
Fax (248) 853 0108
futurebasic.org (http://www.futurebasic.org) is an organization dedicated
exclusively to supporting the users of FutureBASIC, the world's fastest and
most-versatile Macintosh BASIC development environment, published by Staz
Software, Inc. (http://www.stazsoftware.com). The website is a one-stop
experience for information about FBII and FB^3. Much of the information is
provided for free to all visitors as a way to promote use of FutureBASIC.
The organization requests, however, a $20 US registration from frequent
users in order to maintain and improve the site. The first benefit of
membership is a CD containing this entire site, as of the date you joined -
plus support-list archives, and a ton of other stuff! The information
contained therein is of immense value to newbies and veteran programmers
There are four main top-level folders available via ftp on this site:
Programs, Sample_Source, FB^3, and AOL. The Programs folder contains a
multitude of fully functional applications...
[NPL] ZipBurst Software: 2nd Generation
MILLBURN, New Jersey, October 2, 1999 --- Dantowitz Consulting & Research,
Inc. (DC&R) developer of specialized software tools, today announced its
Second Generation of ZipBurst(TM) Software Products. The ZipBurst CGI and
ZipBurst Generator, for MacOS, Windows NT/95/98, and Unix were released
last June and incorporate the first generation product, which searches a
database by postal codes and returns the nearest locations by distance "as
the crow flies." The second generation ZipBurst Products support searching
ANY fields of a database in addition to using DC&R's geo-locating postal
code search technology.
After many requests to use ZipBurst search technology with other database
products, DC&R set out to write a complete stand-alone database search
engine that incorporated the ZipBurst search technology and used no
"middleware" packages. Since there is only one application responsible for
searching and serving your database, this lowers your memory footprint,
[NPL] PowerLogix G4: PhotoShop 5.5 AltiVec Compatibility
POWERLOGIX ANNOUNCES FULL PHOTOSHOP 5.5 AltiVec COMPATIBILITY WITH
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- October 1, 1999 -- PowerLogix, first to demonstrate G4
processor upgrades for PowerMacs, and first to demonstrate a G4 fix for B&W
G3s, today announced another G4 first: the completion of development of
full AltiVec compatibility under PhotoShop 5.5 when using a G4 upgrade card.
"PhotoShop is by far the most important application at this time with
regards to the G4 with the AltiVec processor," said Robert Jagitsch,
President of PowerLogix R&D, Inc. "We have now finished development of our
AltiVec enabler software which allows any PowerMac that can accept a G4
chip to fully utilize all optimized AltiVec plug-ins for PhotoShop. It is
fully compatible under both Mac OS 8.6 and Mac OS 9."
AltiVec benchmarks indicate that PowerMacs such as the 7500, all the way to
the most recent B&W G3, can perform at speeds equivalent or beyond the new
PowerMac G4s from Apple.
"We created a macro...
[MD1] MacTranslator 2.0 Software Reengineering Tool
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa, October 1, 1999 --- Excel Software today announced
MacTranslator 2.0 for generating software models from source code. Used in
conjunction with the MacA&D modeling tool, it allows software developers to
automatically generate UML class diagrams and an integrated dictionary from
Java, C++ or Object Pascal code. Structure charts generated from C, Pascal,
procedural Basic or Fortran code illustrate a program's function calling
structure. Used in conjunction with the QuickCRC modeling tool, CRC cards
can be generated from Java, C++ or Object Pascal. MacTranslator 2.0 adds
Java language support, project scripting and a reengineering wizard. It can
process code files in large projects up to 10 times faster than version 1.0.
MacTranslator 2.0 supports new Java features like nested classes. Java
packages translate to design namespaces that handle name scope and map
design elements to files in code folders. The new MacA&D 7.0 or QuickCRC
1.2 is required for...
SmartZip: "the most powerful and easy to use ZIP compressor for the MacOS".
SmartZip is a MacOS application designed to be the simplest and most
efficient way to manage ZIP files. You can automatically compress files (or
entire folders) by dragging them onto SmartZip and in the same way you can
easily expand ZIP files. SmartZip is fully compatible with WinZip for
Windows and it is designed to save ALL the unique MacOS information about
Macintosh files and folders, so the integrity of the MacOS files are
preserved when the ZIP file is managed by a PC computer.
For more information, or to download a free copy, visit
Thank you for your time,
[NPL] WebSentinel v2.1
September 30, 1999
Powerful Security Administration and Subscription Services
Download Location: (http://downloads.purity.com/)
Purity Software is pleased to announce the final release of WebSentinel
v2.1. We recommend all users of previous versions of WebSentinel upgrade to
this new version.
WebSentinel is a web server plug-in that replaces or supplements your web
server's built-in security, allowing more flexibility and power to manage
users and secure areas with a complete Macintosh user interface. Some of
the many features include auto-expiring users (subscription management),
administration groups, optional HTML-based login forms, GREP match strings,
and custom "No Access" files for each realm. WebSentinel's plug-in
architecture allows you to integrate with your existing user data and
Further information about WebSentinel is available on the Purity Software
web site at (http://www.purity.com/websentinel/)
[NPL] Style Master 1.5 and Style Master Pro
Western Civilisation updates their CSS editor Style Master to version 1.5,
and introduces CSS2 editing with Style Master Pro.
Bondi Beach, Australia, 29th September 1999. Western Civilisation announces
the release and immediate availability of Style Master 1.5 and Style Master
Pro for Windows and Macintosh.
With this release, the ZDNet 5 Star rated style sheet editor is now first
to provide powerful, intuitive support for editing CSS2 style sheets.
Style Master 1.5 provides a comprehensive style sheets development solution
for CSS1 and CSSP. Style Master Pro takes the solution to the next level
with added support for CSS2, the complete style sheets standard.
With Style Master and Style Master Pro developers can
* create and edit sophisticated style sheets with point and click ease.
* get up to speed fast with the interactive style sheets assistant which
explains style sheets and the application when and as you need to know.
* target the browsers...
Dr. Bott LLC
Eric Prentice, CEO
For Immediate Release
Dr. Bott announces MoniSwitchUSB
Portland, OR - September 29, 1999
Dr. Bott LLC today announced MoniSwitchUSB.
Dr. Bott has taken their experience with the original MoniSwitch and
created MoniSwitchUSB. MoniSwitchUSB is a Mac & PC friendly KVM (keyboard,
video, and mouse) switch that allows the use of a monitor and USB
peripherals with multiple USB capable computers including Macs and PCs.
* Support for both Mac & PC monitors.
* Looks and works great with new G4s!
* Available for 2 or 4 computers.
* Includes all necessary USB and super premium video cables!
* PCI Mac Kit available for beige Macs.
* Lighted LED indicates selected computer at a glance.
* Compatible with Windows 98, Mac OS and other operating systems that
* iMoniSwitchUSB allows use of iMac built-in monitor, keyboard and mouse
with up to 3 other Macs or PCs.
[MD1] REALbasic 2.1a19
REAL Software is pleased to announce the latest development release of
REALbasic 2.1a19. These alpha releases are for testing purposes only and
are not considered the current release of REALbasic. Projects saved in
alpha releases of 2.1 cannot be opened in REALbasic 2.0.2. You should not
use alpha releases for mission-critical development.
There is a specific mailing list hosted at REAL Software for discussing the
alpha testing releases:
Subscribe to this list by sending an email containing "subscribe
realbasic-dr" (without the quotes) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
REAL Software, Inc. mailto:email@example.com
PMB #220 http://www.realsoftware.com
3300 Bee Caves Road, Suite 650
Austin, Texas 78746
[MD1] Publishing Code on the Web
Subject: INFORMATION: VVI-DCS Introduces SAM With Web App
We've released a web-based application at the URL
http://www2.vvi.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/SAM which helps developers convert
their source code into documentation for subsequent publishing on the WEB
and to automate the authoring of toolbox and framework reference manuals.
This application is particularly applicable to Mac OS X and WebObjects
programming since it documents Objective-C source code which is one of the
programming languages for those systems.
The Web application uses WebObjects to distribute the functionality, and is
a demonstration of an underlying framework (toolbox), called SAM(TM), for
State AutoMation (TM) that runs on Mac OS X Server, Windows, and Linux.
SAM manages work flow of software projects and translations of source code
to other programming languages and formats. Currently we uses it to
automate code development for our OpenGraph(TM) products both in
interactive mode through a GUI, batch mode via shell...
[MD1] SPI-Software Piracy Intervention Upgrade from New Wave...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
New Wave Software, Inc.
Phone... 800-920-9283 Fax... 215-736-3370
New Wave Software releases Upgrade for SPI-Software Piracy Intervention
Morrisville, PA - September 27, 1999 - To prevent software piracy and track
those who attempt it, New Wave Software, Inc. has developed SPI(TM) --
Software Piracy Intervention.
SPI adds a protective layer to software products that allows only those
end-users who legitimately purchased the software to install it. No matter
how many copies of a protected program get distributed illegally, only the
valid purchaser can install the product.
SPI includes unique features such as passive and active encryption
protection. SPI protected products can be distributed over the Internet, on
CD-ROM or on diskette. Another unique feature of SPI is that it can
remotely disable stolen prepackaged software. One phone call to New Wave
can disable one, two or...
[MD1] What makes you productive?
Warriors for a New Age!
In the newfound spirit of Openness and Freedom that seems to be all to
pervasive these days... what is it that you use to help make you
productive? Please share with your fellow developers!
How? Send an email to:
(mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?Subject=My_Productivity_Enhancements) with a
short (ha!) list of the cool tools that you use to help make you
productive. Favorite INIT? CMM Plug-in? Organizational Tool? CodeWarrior
(DUH!)? MacsBug (double DUH... right?).
After review, the MacTech Editorial Staff will select certain entries for
reprint and have a list out (with quotes, of course) out before the
Holidays (*hint hint*).
Editors of MacTech Magazine
Norwood, MA 02062
Contact: Riyaj Shaik, President & CEO
For immediate release.
FOR LARGE AND SMALL, INTERNET BUSINESS
SUCCESS MEANS MASTERING AFFILIATE
Acclaimed Associate-it.com is the Net's largest source for reviews,
information, and revenue strategies on 1,300 leading affiliate programs.
Norwood, MA--What do Internet giants Amazon.com and Beyond.com have in
common with thousands of other online money-makers? Their success depends
on their vast organization of affiliate web sites that promote products for
a percentage of sales.
"Many people don't realize that the engine behind Amazon.com's amazing
success are their 300,000 affiliates who promote Amazon's products," says
Riyaj Shaik, an expert on the Net's affiliate system and president of
Associate-it.com. The Associate-it.com web site features insider
information on over 1,300 top affiliate programs and is...
[NPL] easy beat 1.0
PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH
phone: +43 (7236) 3338-82
fax: +43 (7236) 3338-30
easy beat 1.0 - Brand-new Music Authoring Program for the Macintosh released.
Hagenberg, AUSTRIA, September-27-1999. UNI SOFTWARE PLUS is proud to
announce a new music authoring program for composing, scoring, and playing
songs. As its name suggests, easy beat is music for the Mac as it should
be: powerful, yet easy to use. Instead of the usual tool-based user
interface, easy beat uses a simple and intuitive point-and-click technique.
Adding, selecting, moving, copying notes - all these operations are done
with simple mouse gestures.
With easy beat, you can compose your songs by drawing notes or recording
them with a MIDI instrument, see up to 16 tracks in multiple views, choose
from 128 instruments and 7 drum sets, print the...
[MD1] Mac Sound Dev List
A new resource has been established for Mac programmers, the mac-sound-dev
This mailing list is for the discussion of recording and playing sound on
the Macintosh, specifically, using Sound Manager. Questions specific to
QuickTime should be directed to one of the QuickTime mailing lists.
To subscribe, go to:
Or alternately, use email to one of the following addresses:
Post message: email@example.com
[MD1] Mac F2C v1.4.3
I just released Mac F2C v1.4.3.
Mac F2C is a freeware Fortran-to-C translator for the Macintosh.
Mac F2C v1.4.3 is compatible with CodeWarrior Pro 5. The older v1.4.2 is
compatible with CodeWarrior Pro 2 through 4.
Version 1.4.3, released 20 Sep 99, is a minor upgrade to make Mac F2C fully
compatible with CodeWarrior Pro 5. Version 1.4.3 also enables you build
Win32 executables (the Win32 support comes courtesy of Gareth Swarbrick of
You can get the latest version of Mac F2C at the Mac F2C web site:
Please note that v1.4.3 does not support older versions of CodeWarrior.
However, the older v1.4.2 supports CodeWarrior Pro releases 2 through 4 and
is also available at the above site.
To long-time Mac F2C users: my apologies in taking so long to get this
release out. My only excuse is that I have been *really* busy ;)
[MD1] IntraTier Releases Application Server for Visual Basic
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IntraTier Releases Application Server for Visual Basic
Markham, Ontario (September 24, 1999) -- IntraTier Corporation
(http://www.intratier.com) announces the release of the IntraTier
Application Server for Visual Basic. The IntraTier Application Server for
Visual Basic provides an easy way to develop three-tier browser based web
applications in Visual Basic. Visual Basic tools like the form designer,
compiler and debugger are supported, and often only a few changes are
required in existing user applications. No knowledge of HTML or Java is
EASY TO USE ALTERNATIVE TO ACTIVE SERVER PAGES AND WEBCLASSES
Many Visual Basic developers would like to create web enabled versions of
their applications, but existing Microsoft tools like Active Server Pages
and Webclasses have required complete overhauls of their code to do so.
Because IntraTier continues to use the existing Visual Basic application
development environment, migration is significantly easier and less...
[NPL] MindVision Ships MindExpander 1.0 for Macintosh &...
For Immediate Release
MINDVISION SHIPS MINDEXPANDER 1.0 FOR MACINTOSH AND WINDOWS
The simply powerful file expander
MindVision Software today ships MindExpander 1.0, a FREE application that
automatically expands compressed files in any of the following popular
formats - .sit, .sea, .zip, .bin and .hqx.
The first in a new family of small, easy-to-use consumer utilities,
MindExpander offers a simple solution to a common task. People will get
results without having to learn complicated software.
"We build simple software," said Steve Kiene, MindVision CEO. "MindExpander
is software for real people. Simple to get. Simple to use."
MindExpander for Macintosh shipped in preview form earlier this year. Since
then, MindVision added Zip support and created the all-new MindExpander for
Windows. Both versions are FREE and available for downloading at
Anyone who downloaded a preview version can easily update by running
MindExpander and choosing "Check for Update...
[MD1] Smith Micro Acquires Pacific Coast Software
SMITH MICRO ACQUIRES PACIFIC COAST SOFTWARE
Positions Smith Micro in the Growing eCommerce Market and Strengthens the
Company's Internet Offerings
September 13, 1999 -- Aliso Viejo, CA -- Smith Micro Software, Inc.
(Nasdaq: SMSI), a leading worldwide developer and marketer of Internet
communication software, today announced that it has acquired Pacific Coast
Software, a San Diego-based developer, service provider and marketer of
eCommerce and other custom software solutions for businesses.
Terms of the Acquisition
Smith Micro issued 1.0 million shares of its common stock as consideration
for the purchase, which was accounted for as a pooling of interests.
Pacific Coast Software will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Smith
Micro. Further terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
"The addition of Pacific Coast clearly positions us in the growing field of
eCommerce and supports our continuing focus on offering Internet related
technologies, services and products...
[NPL] Flowerfire Sawmill 5.0 Log Analysis Tool
September 23, 1999
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:
1722 Westhaven Drive
Champaign IL 61820-7053
Phone: (217) 898-6131
Flowerfire Sawmill 5.0 Log Analysis Tool -
New Version Provides Superior Performance With Large Log Files
Champaign, IL - Flowerfire today announces the release of Sawmill 5.0, the
latest version of its hierarchical log file analysis tool.
The new version includes improvements in almost all areas. A partial list
* Many performance enhancements make this version up to five times
as fast as the previous version during log reading, and much more
interactive during browsing and configuration.
* User-configurable cross-referencing allows tracking of unlimited
log fields, with minimal overhead for additional fields.
* Browse-time limiting of statistics data gives the user flexibility
to zoom in on exactly...
[NPL] MONICA File Downloader 2.1
Peter Job today announced the release of version 2.1 of his popular Mac
file downloader MONICA.
MONICA is a queue based file download manager for downloading files from
the Internet using FTP, HTTP, and Hotline protocols. It was originally
released as freeware in 1998.
MONICA achieves exceptional download throughput by utilising queue
technology, optimised processing of Internet protocols, and by extensive
use of transfer resumption techniques.
MONICA allows you to easily set up a download queue by 'dragging and
dropping' or 'cutting and pasting' file URLs. Once you have placed some
files in the queue you may manually start each download at a time
convenient to you, or allow MONICA to start downloading automatically. In
automatic mode, once a file is received MONICA will start the next one,
allowing up to four simultaneous downloads. If the server times you out or
if the download is incomplete then MONICA will restart the download and do
her best to resume from where the download left...
[NPL] Qwho.com: Info from All Registration Databases
Qwho.com Tells All About Your Favorite Domain Name
First Stand Alone "Who is" Service Instantly ID's ".com," ".net," ".org"
Availability and Registration Info Against All Registrar Databases
(Moraga, CA) September 23, 1999 - Precedent-setting Qwho.com is the newest,
most comprehensive "whois" search engine online. An industry first,
Qwho.com, a service of NameSecure.com, is the only streamlined stand-alone
service consumers can use to find out if their favorite ".com," ".net" or
".org" is available, who owns it and how to secure the name if it's not
"The first step in staking claim to a domain name is researching
availability, which can be difficult because of the many separate registrar
databases that need to be searched," said NameSecure.com's founder Jeff
Field. "Qwho.com simplifies the process and provides an all-in-one search
service for anyone on the web. We're proud to be the first in the business
to provide this service."
Like a 411 directory on domain name...
[NPL] Website Helps Cisco Certification Candidates
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New website helps Cisco certification candidates prepare for exams.
September 20, 1999 - Schenectady, NY - Finally, networking professionals
and students can more effectively assess their readiness to pass those
expensive and difficult Cisco certification exams by taking inexpensive but
equally tough simulated exams, on-line. These practice exams are just one
part of a website full of Cisco Certification study tools on-line visitors
will find at CertificationZone.com (URL http://www.CertificationZone.com)
The new site features two separate study areas which focus on the Cisco
Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Internetworking
Expert (CCIE) certification exams. Each study area features free access to
a monthly White Paper, serving as a tutorial covering major certification
objectives. Subscribers receive additional access to sample test questions
modeled after those on the actual exams, complete with explanations showing
why a particular answer...
[NPL] N2MP3: Mac MP3 Audio Encoder
For Immediate Release:
September 23, 1999
Omaha, Nebraska - Proteron, LLC today released an update to N2MP3, the
popular Macintosh MP3 audio encoder. Recommended for all users and Mac
audiophiles, the update is immediately available at www.n2mp3.com.
N2MP3 aims to be the best MP3 encoder available for the Macintosh. It
simplifies encoding so that the novice iMac user can enjoy the benefits of
MP3, yet provides high-end hi-fi quality for the veteran MP3 fan.
N2MP3's key features include:
- Seamless Drag-and-Drop encoding from audio CDs
- High quality, fast MP3 encoding engine with support for VBR
- Play As You Encode(TM) technology
- Live CDDB support for desktop naming of discs and tracks
- Support for ID3 tags
- Integration with Panic's recently announced Audion MP3 and CD player
- Encoding of AIFF and PC WAV file formats
- CD ripping for lossless audio capture
On iMacs, iBooks and all G3 processor's, N2MP3 remains the fastest Mac MP3
encoder available. Claims of high-...
[MD1] RPK Security Announces Encryptonite SDK in Java
RPK SECURITY ANNOUNCES JAVA VERSION OF ITS ENCRYPTONITE SOFTWARE TOOLKIT
FOR SECURITY OF STREAMING MEDIA AND EMBEDDED APPLICATIONS
iTech Ventures chooses RPK for e-commerce, replacing Brokat's aging
Expresso security package
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September. 21, 1999 - RPK Security, Inc. (www.rpk.com),
the technology leader in strong and fast public key encryption for
high-data-flow applications, announced today the release of a high-speed
Java version of its Encryptonite Software Toolkit. RPK's Encryptonite
Software Toolkit for Java allows software developers to easily add globally
strong encryption to stand-alone Java applications or Web browser Java
applets. The RPK Encryptonite Toolkit for Java offers a no-compromise
security solution for Java developers needing platform independence because
it performs at ninety-five percent of the speed of native code versions. It
is ideal for high-data-flow and resource-limited applications like
streaming media, secure music and video delivery,...
[MD1] RasterMaster 3.0 for Java
RasterMaster 3.0 for Java Released
The Fastest Java Imaging SDK Available!
Newton, MA (September 22, 1999) Snowbound Software has announced the
release of Version 3.0 of its RasterMaster for Java Imaging SDK. Based on
its award-winning RasterMaster technology, the newest Java version offers
even more speed, capability and functionality than ever before.
One of RasterMaster 3.0 for Java's most impressive additions is that it is
up to 10 TIMES (10X) FASTER than Version 2.0, making it the fastest Java
Imaging SDK available for developers. Professional imaging functions such
as anti-aliased display, zoom, rotation in 90 degree to screen and any
angle in memory, display pan and scroll, deskew, and despeckle are truly
lightning fast in RasterMaster for Java's easy to use API.
Other powerful additions to RasterMaster for Java are PCL output, JPEG
saving, high resolution printing, large image support for engineering
drawings, EPS output and more!
RasterMaster 3.0 for Java supports many image...
[MD1] VOODOO Server 1.1
PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VOODOO Server 1.1 Released -
Robust and Easy-To-Use Version Control for CodeWarrior Developers
Hagenberg, AUSTRIA, September-22-1999, UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH is pleased to
announce the immediate availability of the new version 1.1 of their
flagship version control tool VOODOO Server.
"Initially, the new version was intended to be just a maintenance release.
However, since users reported only a few minor problems with VOODOO Server
1.0, we could spend our time on new features and efficiency improvements
rather than on bug fixes. Nevertheless, we are pleased to offer the upgrade
for free to all registered customers of VOODOO Server" said Christoph
Reichenberger, VOODOO product manager, UNI SOFTWARE PLUS.
VOODOO Server 1.1 comes with:
- Mac OS 9 compatibility (including support for connectivity over IP!)
- A new "Fetch Read-Only" command
- Support for file comparison with MS Word
- Navigation Services support
- Improved Appearance support
[NPL] XLR8 G3 Now, G4 Later Deal
For Immediate Release
September 21, 1999
XLR8 Announces "Fall Into G4" Promotion
Buy an XLR8 G3 processor upgrade now, upgrade to a G4 processor at a lower
ATLANTA, GA -- Today, XLR8, the award-winning leader in Macintosh
performance and peripherals, announced its new Fall Into G4 promotion. This
promotion allows users to purchase their MACh Carrier G3* upgradeable
upgrade immediately (Fall '99), then upgrade to G4 for as little as $500 in
January when new software and better revisions of the G4 CPU are expected.
The initial upgrade purchase plus the cost of a G4 upgrade in January is
less than the current price of a G4 upgrade alone.
The Fall Into G4 Promotion offers professionals a range of benefits:
* immediate access to maximum G3 performance and 100% compatibility
* begin working up to 10 times faster while Motorola's G4 is perfected
* upgrade to G4 beginning in January at a lower cost
* XLR8's forthcoming AltiVecTM performance options, at no additional cost
[NPL] Entera Delievers Free Windows Streaming Server for...
ENTERA DELIVERS WINDOWS STREAMING SERVER FOR QUICKTIME 4
--Free, Standards-based RTSP/RTP Server Provides Endless New and Exciting
Applications for End Users, Content Providers and ISPs to Stream QuickTime
from Windows Platform--
Fremont, CA,September 21, 1999 - Entera, Inc. today announced an RTSP/RTP
(Real-Time Streaming Protocol/Real-Time Protocol) server for Apple's
QuickTime 4(R) technology using the Microsoft Windows platform. The new
RTSP Streaming Server from Entera allows end users, content providers, and
ISPs to stream movies, music, and interactive content using QuickTime 4 on
a Windows 32-bit platform.
This free software opens up endless opportunities for new and exciting
applications using streaming technology.
"Standards-based streaming protocols such as RTSP fill in one of the
critical pieces required to enable theater-quality streaming content over
the Internet," said John Scharber, president and CEO of Entera, Inc. "By
providing a free and easily available RTSP...
[NPL] Insider FontAgent 8.0.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INSIDER FONTAGENT 8.0.1 ENHANCES USER REGISTRATION
September 20, 1999 [Carlsbad, CA] Insider Software today announced Insider
FontAgent 8.0.1. The latest version improves the software's registration
process. A registered copy now remains unlocked if the Extensions are
disabled or a new System folder is installed.
All users of FontAgent 8.0 are urged to install the new version and unlock
it with their Access Code. "Once FontAgent 8.0.1 is properly unlocked",
said Rio Sabadicci, President and CEO, "it will remain registered even if a
new System folder or a Demo of a newer FontAgent 8 is installed. This is
the closest we've seen to 'unlock it and throw away the key'".
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The new release is free to all licensed users of Insider FontAgent 8. Users
can download FontAgent 8 and analyze their font collections for free. To
enable FontAgent 8 to repair and reorganize their fonts, users must
purchase a full license. The FontAgent 8 Standard Edition...
[NPL] Fresh Start 1.1
Fresh Start 1.1 posted.
September 19 1999 -- Murray Yar IT today posted the version 1.1 of Fresh
Start, a program designed for shared Macintoshes. Fresh Start restores a
Macintosh's configuration -- preferences, PRAM and some system settings --
to a standard state at each restart.
Changes from Fresh Start 1.0:
* Version 1.1 is a little more flexible in how it deals with preferences:
1. It is now possible to allow some preferences not to be restored each
time. This is useful if an application's preference files are used to store
ongoing information. For example, in a children's learning program, names
and scores are often stored in the preference file. Restoring the file at
restart would wipe the information added during the previous session.
2. Now, if new applications are added to the Macintosh after Fresh Start
has started functioning, their preferences are no longer erased by Fresh
Start -- instead, they are ignored.
* Splash screens have been revised slightly.
* A few bug fixes,...
[NPL] PowerLogix Gets G4 Fix for B&W G3s Working
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- September 17, 1999 -- PowerLogix, the first company to
demonstrate working G4 processor upgrades for Macs, today announced they
have completed the first fix to allow ALL Blue and White G3's to take a G4
"Our engineers simply would not rest until this patch was completed. We
wanted to be able to offer the PowerForce G4 cards to all G3 owners and not
just Beige and SOME B&W owners," said Robert Jagitsch, President of
PowerLogix R&D, Inc. "It isn't magic. It is just evidence of our
committment to offer quality upgrade products to the Power Mac market."
For more information, contact PowerLogix R&D, Inc, 3921 Steck Avenue, Ste
A-105, Austin, Texas 78759, (512) 795-2978, Fax: (512) 795-2981,
[MD1] PDF-Blit 1.0 adds PDF authoring to BBEdit
For Immediate Release 9-17-99
WILTON, CT--Independent developer and MACTECH contributor Kas Thomas has
announced the availability of a free plug-in for BBEdit called PDF-Blit
1.0, which gives BBEdit users the ability to export their work in Adobe
Portable Document Format (PDF).
The freeware tool is available now at the following sites:
"I was shocked when I announced the plug-in on a Thursday afternoon, and by
9:00 the next morning had served 24,000 page hits and 6,000 downloads of
the software," Thomas noted after the plug-in's September 16 introduction.
"I had no idea it would be this popular. It's turning into a phenomenon."
Thomas notes that he developed the plug-in in the process of writing an
article on PDF for an upcoming issue of MACTECH. The article will feature
source code for a skeleton version of the plug-in.
"I use BBEdit myself and...
[MD1] VR Worx: Complete Suite of QTVR Authoring Tools
VR TOOLBOX, INC. TO SHIP "THE VR WORX" - COMPLETE SUITE OF AUTHORING TOOLS
FOR QUICKTIME VR.
Pittsburgh, PA, September 17, 1999 -- VR Toolbox, Inc. today officially
announced that it would begin shipping The VR Worx at the beginning of
October. The VR Worx is VR Toolbox's complete suite of authoring tools for
QuickTime VR. Available for both Macintosh and Windows platforms, the
company heralds the product as the ultimate software solution for the user
who needs all that QuickTime VR has to offer. VR Toolbox has taken their
outstanding individual programs and built them into a single integrated
tool suite, building from the base they created with VR ObjectWorx, VR
PanoWorx and VR SceneWorx.
The VR Worx is comprised of three QTVR Modules composed in a single
interface. The user is presented a selection panel for choosing either the
Panoramic Module, the Object Module or the Scene Module. QTVR movies are
constructed and interwoven as required. And, VR Toolbox has significantly
[MD1] NameCleaner 2.0
Sig Software is proud to announce the release of NameCleaner 2.0.0.
NameCleaner is an industrial-strength utility for the Macintosh OS to
manipulate file names and types. It is specially designed to help move
files to and from foreign file systems such as MS-DOS, Windows 3.x,
Windows95, Windows NT, NetWare and Unix.
The main addition in version 2.0.0 is a contextual menu module which allows
files, folders or entire volumes to be cleaned or prepared for cleaning
instantly and directly within the Finder.
The NameCleaner page is at: http://www.sigsoftware.com/namecleaner/
[NPL] VSE Web Site Turbo 3.0.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Germany, 17 September 1999. Voget Selbach Enterprises (VSE) announced today
the release of VSE Web Site Turbo 3.0.1.
VSE Web Site Turbo is a tool that tries to prevent web surfers from leaving
a web site before it has been loaded.
It does that by making web pages load as fast as possible. VSE Web Site
Turbo strips unneeded data from web pages, resulting in size reductions
averaging from 20 to 50 percent based on content. It also optimizes JPEG
and GIF images.
The faster a web site loads, the better is the visitor's impression of the
company, the web site and the product.
NEW IN VSE WEB SITE TURBO 3.0.1
The new version 3.0.1 fixes various bugs that could change the appearance
of the optimized files under certain circumstances. In addition, trying to
optimize large non-web pages such as QuickTime movies or sounds could crash
Further information about VSE Web Site Turbo:
DOWNLOAD AND DISTRIBUTION...
[NPL] EtherPeek 4 for Macintosh, Now Shipping
AG Group Ships EtherPeek(TM) 4 for Macintosh!
WALNUT CREEK, California -September 13, 1999
AG Group, Inc. announced today the release of EtherPeek 4 for Macintosh.
This new, completely rewritten release adds many new enhancements to an
already robust feature set. EtherPeek is well-known industry wide for its
friendly GUI and powerful troubleshooting and debugging capabilities. This
new release has been optimized for the latest Mac OS as well as taking
advantage of the G3 processor and PCI-based Macs.
"As we did 10 years ago with the introduction of EtherPeek, we are once
again raising the bar for protocol analyzers. EtherPeek has more power and
is easier than ever to use," says Mahboud Zabetian, President, AG Group,
"I no longer need to stop running a capture session in order to monitor
another network issue. I can just create a new window with its own filters,
and have many independent capture sessions running simultaneously," adds
Michael Wise, of Wired Magazine, a long-time...