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METAL 1.7.2: free BASIC metacompiler for OS X

07/06, 3:55pm

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

07/06, 3:35pm

Euro Assistant Pro 2.4 comes to OS X

The multilingual, shareware currency converter, Euro Assistant Pro 2.4, is now available as a Carbon application for OS X. Version 2.4 also fixes problems under OS 9.1. [Classic, Carbon]

Voluntary recall on Apple Power adapters

07/06, 3:10pm

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

07/06, 2:10pm

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

07/06, 2:05pm

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

07/06, 2:00pm

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

07/06, 11:15am

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

07/06, 11:15am

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

07/06, 10:55am

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

07/06, 10:45am

Architosh: QD3D for OS X, new code libraries

Architosh reports on Quesa Group's release of QuickDraw 3D API on OS X and OpenDWG Alliance's OS X code libraries.

ClearSide 2.02: startup screen utility

07/06, 10:15am

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

07/06, 9:45am

ColorBlade 1.0: plugin for color management

Studion's ColorBlade 1.0 is a Adobe Photoshop plugin that offers color management (with visual inputs, not complex formulas). A demo is available online.

Power Email Extractor 1.2.5: verifies emails

07/06, 9:45am

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

07/06, 7:35am

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

07/06, 7:30am

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

07/06, 7:25am

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

07/06, 7:20am

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

07/06, 7:20am

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

07/06, 7:15am

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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