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METAL 1.7.2: free BASIC metacompiler for OS X
The free extended BASIC language metacompiler, METAL v1.7.2, now compiles applications that run on both OS X and the Classic with "no changes to the source code." The new version is about 20% faster than METAL v1.7a.
Euro Assistant Pro 2.4 comes to OS X
Voluntary recall on Apple Power adapters
Apple today issued a voluntary recall on certain AC adapters that were sold for use with PowerBook G3 systems shipped from May 1998 until March 2000 and has initiated an exchange program that will provide a new replacement AC adapter, free of charge:
"No Titanium PowerBook G4 or iBook AC adapters are part of this recall. The affected AC adapters could overheat, posing a fire hazard. Apple received six reports of these adapters overheating. No injuries have been reported. Apple urges you to order a replacement adapter immediately and not to leave your current AC adapter unattended while plugged into any power outlet.
"The recall only includes AC adapters with a two-prong connection that came with prior generation PowerBook G3 systems or that were purchased separately in standalone adapter kits for use in North America, Japan, Latin America, and Asia Pacific regions. The recall does not affect AC adapters with a three-prong connection (Model Number: M5159) that were supplied for use in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. "
OptiGold ISP 2.7.7 released
OptiGold ISP, Digital Point Solutions' cross-platform business software package to run all aspects of an internet service provider from billing to server management, has been updated to add numerous "web based reports and charts, tech support and broadband info via ISP management web interface, additional multi-company support and a few other miscellaneous items." A free working copy can be downloaded after completing a short form.
BASh 1.5.9 released
BASh 1.5.9, Deep Sky Technologies' 4D component that provides extensive utility commands, has been updated with 12 new methods as well as other significant improvements and bug fixes.
Dutch version of PocketDock 2.1.1 released
Pocket Software has released a Dutch version of PocketDock 2.1.1, it's $20 launcher utility. Downloads are available after completing a short form.
Pervasive has sold Tango 2000 technology
Pervasive Software has sold its Tango 2000 technology to WithEnterprise Pty Ltd. in North Sydney, Australia, as of June 29, 2001. WithEnterprise will be fullfilling all product technical, and other support.
Tutorial on creating Name-based Vhosts
Bob Davis has written a quick instructional article detailing the steps for creating Name-Based Virtual Hosts on a MacOS-X machine to aid in the development of multiple sites.
State of Mac programming: REALbasic is winner
A new Houston Chronicle column takes a look at the state of Mac programming from a novice's perspective, concluding that "REALbasic is much easier for first-time programmers to learn and understand than either the Apple tools or CodeWarrior."
Architosh: QD3D for OS X, new code libraries
ClearSide 2.02: startup screen utility
Azine Software's startupscreen uility, ClearSide 2.0.2, fixes several bugs in the $10 startup screen utility.
ColorBlade 1.0: plugin for color management
Power Email Extractor 1.2.5: verifies emails
MIchael Nigrin's Power Email Extracter 1.2.5 adds the option to verify the domains of the addresses. The $15 shareware automates removing massive amounts of email addresses, from large text files and directories.
Analyst picks Sony, Apple to \'own\' consumer
Sony and Apple are among techno-pundit Tim Baharin's picks for PC vendors whom he believes can "survive or emerge to eventually own the consumer markets for next generation of PCs and other digital devices that drive the digital lifestyle."
Prowler 2.2.1: image browser for OS X
Prowler 2.2.1, an update to Andrew Cunningham's shareware ($15) image browser, image viewer and management tool, is now available as an early alpha version for OS X and adds new preferences for scaling.
Optigold ISP 2.7.7: gets updated reporting
New web-based reporting, tech support/broadband info display, and better multicompany support has been added to Optigold ISP 2.7.7, the cross-platform business software package.
Magellan 1.9: better performance in email app
MAKI Enterprise's Megellan 1.9 improves database handling for better performance in its $50 multilingual email client software.
PcConverter 2.1: tools for converting files
PcConverter 2.1 is $20 shareware that can "convert text files (also RTF files) from Windows or Unix to MacOS, or process your custom database files or automate the conversion of text files to html." [Classic, Carbon]
Gideon Softworks updates OS X shareware utils
Gideon Softworks continues to update its OS X shareware utilities: Snard 0.5 (dock-based launcher); Get Info 0.4 (change owner, group, permissions, and type/creator), and Dock-It 0.4 (finder enhancement).
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