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Mac-supported Free ISPs
Reader Todd Bangerter sent us a report on the status of Mac-supoorted Free ISPs.
XT Connector 1.5 released
Worldweb.net has introduced XT Connector 1.5 for the Macintosh and PC, which translates QuarkXPress documents and directories to XML. The documents are then stored within worldweb.net's Expressroom I/O.
Federal Computer Week has posted a story about the demise of Macintosh hardware in the U.S. Navy, citing Electronic Data Services Corp.'s decision not to support it in its eight-year contract. "The Naval Air Systems Command once had more than 10,000 Apple users, but their numbers have dwindled in recent years as Navair chief information officers in China Lake, Calif., and Patuxent River, Md., have restricted purchases of non-Microsoft Corp. systems."
Mac version of Freedom coming in 2001
Zero-Knowledge Systems has introduced the Windows version of Freedom 2.0, a free Internet privacy suite. A Macintosh version is slated for release some time in 2001. The suite includes a personal firewall, form filler, cookie manager, ad manager and keyword alert. The premium service, $50 per year, offers untraceable encrypted e-mail and anonymous browsing and chat.
Evening tech news 12/12/00
Evening tech news: Palm has released a beta version of its newest 4.0 operating system; Creditcards.com was the victim of an extortion attempt that exposed more than 55,000 credit card numbers; and Lucent Technologies may be bought out by Nokia.
BBEdit 6.0.2 posted
Games: Myst III news, Maximum Pool, more
games.macnn.com has received an exclusive update on the development of Escape from Monkey Island for the Mac as well as news that JET SKI watercraft has reached golden master and will be available for purchase this Friday, December 15. In addition, the site has information on the forthcoming release of Myst III: Exile and demo releases for both M&M's: The Lost Formulas and Maximum Pool. [updated]
Browne, Burgess to speak at Macworld Expo
IDG World Expo has announced that Kevin Browne, General Manager of Microsoft's Mac Business Unit, and Rob Burgess, CEO of Macromedia, will be featured speakers at Macworld Expo San Francisco. Browne will speak on January 10 at 9:00 AM while Burgess will present on January 11 at 9:00 AM. Macworld Expo runs from January 9-12; exhibits run from January 10-12.
MacZaic 2.0 posted
Polar Orbit Software has posted MacZaic 2.0, a $25 shareware application for creating photomosaics from digital photographs on Macintosh. It allows for scaling of subimage blocks, offers a preview mode, and creates JPEG images.
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FileMaker Pro Users\' Learning Summit set
MacAcademy has announced the inaugural FileMaker Pro User's Learning Summit will be held in Orlando, FL, Feb. 26 through March 1. The event will offer four days of training, 64 different workshops and seven of the nation's leading FileMaker Pro experts. Registration is $1,000, and group discounts are offered.
Securedge Extranet works with Macintosh
Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications has introduced Securedge Extranet, a secure networking product designed to enable protected business-to-business transactions and communications via the Internet. The suite also includes Securedge BPN, Securedge Advisor and Suceredge Protector. The client-side software is compatible with Windows 95/98/2000/NT, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris.
SETI UNiT Manager 3.1b2 posted
Sony introduces new flat panel display
Sony today introduced the PFM42B1 SuperSlim monitor, a 42" flat panel monitor. The units supports both horizontal and vertical orientation, a 1024x768 resolution, and several digital video signals including HTDV. The display is available now for $8,000.
Internet Streaming Media Alliance launched
Apple, Cisco, Kasenna, Philips, Sun Microsystems and other companies, have launched the Internet Streaming Media Alliance. ISMA's mission is to accelerate the market adoption of open standards for streaming rich media over Internet Protocol. The first formal meeting is scheduled for February, when ISMA founders will circulate for review an initial specification for MPEG-4 over IP. Neither Microsoft nor Real Networks are members.
Fortune reviews iMac
Fortune has posted a positive article comparing the iMac to Internet appliances. "[iMac] does everything the appliances can do (with the exception of the touch screen) but has all the power and flexibility of a 'real' personal computer. In other words, unlike the other mutts in this litter, this old dog can teach the user new tricks."
VSE Webmaster bundle saves $60
VSE is offering a special holiday Webmaster bundle that includes the company's Be Found 2 Professional, Link Tester Business, Web Site Turbo, and Animation Maker applications for $200, a savings of $60.
Thoth updated to 1.0.3
Thoth, a $25 shareware newsreader, has been updated to version 1.0.3, which includes a variety of minor enhancements.
Iomega releases IomegaWare 2.8
Iomega has posted IomegaWare 2.8 [4.2 MB], an update to its driver and formatting software.
Early morning tech news 12/12/00
Early morning tech news: AOL is in talks with Toyota and Sony to expand its Internet presence to cars and video game consoles; AMD has joined the ranks of Apple and Gateway in issuing an earnings warning, stating that profits this quarter will come in some 10-15 percent lower than expected and revenue would be flat; Compaq has begun testing PCI-X, its technology for doubling the speed of the PCI bus; and Adobe will announce its fourth-quarter results at 5 PM on Thursday.
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