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FileMaker to post update on May 10
FileMaker today said it plans on posting a downloadable fix for its Web Companion software by Wednesday, May 10, which will address Web security issues first noted here last Monday: "The fix addresses a Field-Level Security issue when using the Web Security Database: Some technologies in the Web Companion may inappropriately expose field contents which the user thinks are protected by Field-Level Security. "
Education math app, Tess, now at v 1.01
Tess 1.01 is an update to the educational math application for the Mac. With Tess, you can quickly create attractive symmetric planar illustrations: "It will automatically maintain the symmetry group you have chosen; 11 rosette, all 7 frieze, and all 17 wallpaper groups are included."
SmartScroll updated to 3.7b1
Marc Moini's $12 shareware scrolling utility, Smart Scroll 3.7b1, adds scrolling speed control for dragging across multiple pages, in text fields, and improves the smoothness of previous versions in other scrolling situations.
OneApp Slide Show updated to 5.3.3
OneApp Slide Show 5.3.3 is an update to the shareware slide show and presentation tool for multimedia files, QuickTime movies, sounds and images.
CoolCam updated to 1.5
The $20 shareware CoolCam 1.5 Webcam software adds the ability to import/export settings, AppleScript support, better badge integration with support for transparency, and other enhancements.
Inability to update CarbonLib explained
Dan Saperstein informed us that CarbonLib 1.0.4, which Apple posted last last night, was included with the AppleWorks 6.0.3 Update that was posted earlier this week, explaining why the Software Update control panel may be unable to find the new version.
Online acution tool AID upgraded to 3.1
Epigroove has posted Auction Information Database (A.I.D.) 3.1, a powerful $30 solution for bidders and sellers to monitor and keep track of online auctions.
Aladdin adds celebs to MacRadio.com
Aladdin Systems has added a "Celebrity Interview" feature to its MacRadio.com portal Web site. The first celebrity is David Knopfler of Dire Straits. "David is a friend, Macintosh advocate and wonderful musician," said Jason Foodman, director of Aladdin's Internet division.
Toshiba shipping 3.37 megapixel digital cam
Toshiba has begun shipping the PDR-M70 digital camera, which offers a 3.37-megapixel resolution, 3X optical zoom, 2X digital zoom, USB interface and AVI video capture with audio. The camera ships with a 16 MB SmartMedia Card, CD software from Sierra Imaging, a lithium battery, USB cable, audio/video-out cable, neck strap and soft case.
H2C upgraded to version 1.6
H2C 1.6 is a utility for C++ programmers that "automatically generates a source file containing all the class member functions from a given header file, instead of declaring each class member functions twice."
Etchelon Tracer 3.7, Etchelon Macdoodle 1.1
Andy Pritchard's Etchelon Tracer 3.7 adds the ability to play back QuickTime movies to the shareware animation and morphing tool. Etchelon Macdoodle v1.1 adds another 26 outline drawings as well as some bug fixes to the $7 children's paint program.
Other variations of \'Love Bug\'
Following the outbreak of the Love.Letter virus yesterday, other variations are surfacing including one with the subject 'Fwd: Very Funny' that contains an attachment titled 'Joke.TXT.vbs'. Like the Love.Letter virus, Mac users are immune to the variants as well. Meanwhile, several groups have criticized Microsoft for security holes in the company's Outlook application that allow such viruses as Love.Letter and Melissa to spread.
StimpSoft updates 3 products
Avernum 1.0.2 is the latest version of the fantasy role-playing game, set in an enormous, mysterious underground nation. The new version fixes a number of bugs and other small issues.
StimpSoft, Inc. has updated three of its products: SnapperHead 2.5 fixes bugs and adds a couple small features to the application that enables a user on the Web to remotely take a screen shot of another Mac and view it in their browser, Yada 1.1 is a bug release update to the software that enables a Mac to display a scrolling message that can be changed remotely, and WeatherGrok 1.1 improves reliability of the weather tracking application. All applications are free, although SnapperHead has a $25 fee for commercial use.
Today in Forums
Today's Forums area includes questions about a Samsung cellular phone and PowerBook, an adapter for a parallel Zip drive and making smaller movies from a large QuickTime MPEG; and problems with a Newer Technologies upgrade that crashes PowerCenter, LCII that won't recognize floppies, a MacAlly Scroll wheel that is sporadic, Epson Personal Copy software crashes on launch and RealPlayer won't install.
Virtual Wings 1.5 earns FAA approval
CAT III Systems has released Virtual Wings 1.5, a free upgrade to the high-end flight trainer for Windows and Macintosh. The new version's VFR/IFR simulator has been approved as a Personal Computer Based Aviation Training Device by the Federal Aviation Administration. PCATD systems can be used by pilots for logging 10 hours of training toward the instrument rating when under the tutelage of an instrument flight instructor. The software simulates a Cessna 172 Skyhawk for basic training and an Aerospatiale TB20 Trinidad constant speed prop retractable as a complex aircraft. New users can purchase the package for $250.
Reunion 7.0 posted
Leister Productions has posted Reunion 7.0, a $50 update to the genealogy software for Macs. The update features a single application, instead of a separate application for charting; the ability to open more than one family file at a time; and the Quickbar, a new strip of buttons along the top of the family card. The update is free to version 6.0 owners, if they purchased it after Feb. 1.
C.DEV posts Boogle 2.0
C.DEV has released Boogle 2.0, a Boggle-type, vocabulary-building game for the PowerPC. The update offers a total rewrite of all code for increased speed and stability, adds a pause function that halts the timer and obscures the board and adds a rotate feature. The game is a $10 shareware.
Adobe, Apple sponsor 2000 One Show Festival
Adobe Systems and Apple are two of the sponsors of the 2000 One Show Festival, a creatively focused new media festival and awards show for advertising and interactive media professionals and students. Held May 8 to 11 at Lincoln Center in New York City, the One Show Festival hosts a series of events to celebrate the most creative print, broadcast and interactive advertising talents worldwide. Other sponsors include Brand Era, Gettyone and Real Networks. Events will be featured on Adobe's Web site the week of May 15.
Yesterday at MacNN
Apple posts CarbonLib 1.0.4
Apple has made CarbonLib 1.0.4 extension available to download via the Software Update control panel. The new version "addresses outstanding customer issues and improves system stability when using Carbon-based applications." [no link available]
Apple\'s future in consumer products
A Merrill Lynch analyst believes that the key to Apple's future success lies in the consumer device and appliances market, and while he is bullish about Apple's performance in the next two quarters, the stock is a "wild card" beyond the end of the year.
iMac2Day news on price cuts, charging unit
iMac2Day notes a price cut for Newer Technology's iMac upgrade and an iBook mass charging unit from Anthro.
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