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SCRIPTit 1.0 offers FileMaker functions
SCRIPTit 1.0 is a FileMaker interface enhancement plug-in that allows developers to create script events and dynamic popup menus all with the power of XML markup. The plug-in offers immediate as well as both scheduled and regular execution of scripts and the ability to generate dynamic with any number of menu items, any number of cascading submenus, any combination of font styles, and other options. A demo of the $90 application (single-user license) is available online. [Classic, Carbon]
Pict Encrypt v2.0 offers image encryption
Pariahware has released Pict Encrypt v2.0, an image encryption (Steganography) application, which adds a step-by-step that walks you through the process of hiding a secret message in an image.
Music Tutor 1.0 helps students with studies
Music Tutor v1.0 uses Apple's QuickTime Musical Instruments technology to provide a virtual keyboard for music students to study note names, scales and intervals. The "Music Buttons" feature provides a timed game for the study of notes, symbols and composers.
MacAmp for OS X release "imminent"
Subband Software announced today MacAmp Lite X v1.0.0, a Mac OS X port of the popular 'Classic' music application. This version includes a much smaller 'footprint,' uses smaller fonts and requires less screen space. The developer indicates that the release of MacAmp Lite X is imminent.
OS X: Bluetooth Tech Preview, OmniDiskSweeper
osx.macnn.com reports on Apple's Bluetooh Technology Preview 1.0, OmniDiskSweeper v1.3 and ViBe Nintendo Virutal Boy emulator.
Apple's Bluetooth Technology Preview release
Apple's Bluetooth Technology Preview 1.0 allows Macs to use a Bluetooth enabled mobile phone for Internet connection, perform a HotSync operation with a Palm handheld device, and exchange files between two Bluetooth enabled computers. It requires Mac OS X 10.1.3 and D-Link DWB-120M Bluetooth USB Adapter.
FontChecker 10.3 'understands' unicode
FontChecker 10.3 is "the first" font inspection utility for Mac OS X that understand unicode. New features include an Info Window that tells where the font is located, what kind of font it is, and more information; the price is $15.
ViBE 1.0b1: Nintendo Virtual Boy emulator
OmniDiskSweeper 1.3 cleans out unused files
OmniDiskSweeper v1.3 is the public release of the beta software (released in March) that clears out unused files in Mac OS X. The application sorts through drives and lists every file and directory, sorted by size, and helps users determine which files are not necessary; HFS+ partitions take 7 seconds per gigabyte to process, while UFS partitions take significantly longer; price is $15.
Clan Lord 226: massive online RPG
Clan Lord 226 is an update to the massive online multiplayer RPG from Delta Tao Software for Mac OS 9/X. Driven by a "dramatic storyline", players may team up and complete quests or take adventures. The latest version has had no crashes or deadlocks since the last update, and fixes a small bug which would not show clan members online; a demo is available while the full version costs $35.
CDFinder 3.6 improves export functions
CDFinder v3.6 is a tool for Mac OS 9/X that creates catalog files of hard disks, floppies, ZIPs and CDs. It supports drag & drop and reads MP3 tag information; added to the new version are better export functions and display options, improved Audio-CD cataloging, and other minor improvements.
KickStarter v1.1 helps setup Distributed.net
Distributed.net KickStarter v1.1 is a Mac OS X application that provides a graphical frontend for setting up the Distributed.net client (instead of using the Terminal). New features include an easy way to join a team and access personal statistics, logging and improved handling of firewall/proxy settings.
Apple outlines WWDC sessions
Apple has posted the session grids for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which is scheduled from May 6-10 in San Jose.
FullMeasure 3.0 for XPress functions
Badia Software is shipping FullMeasure 3.0 for QuarkXPress and QuarkXPress Passport 5.0. The context-sensitive control palette collects more than 150 functions within 11 panels, saving screen space, time and mouse trips to menus and dialogs. It has built-in support for English, German and Spanish. Single users licenses are $80, while a "lite" version is $40.
Mouseki 2.1: onscreen keyboard
Mouseki 2.1, a free update to Black Cat Software's $15 onscreen keyboard, adds Localisation support with auto-detection of keyboard layouts such as AZERTY and DVORAK and modifer key feedback as well as numeric keypad support. [Classic, Carbon]
Symantec April Virus Definitions update
Eudora vCard Export 1.1 creates vCards
Eudora vCard Export 1.1 converts Eudora nicknames to vCards which can then easily be imported into other programs (MacOS X Address Book, Palm Desktop, ...) or moved to your iPod.
Final Cut Pro PowerStart updated for FCP 3
Final Cut Pro PowerStart is a 2-CD set from DVcreators.net containing two complete Final Cut Pro hands-on, self-paced courses. It adds new tutorials on color correction, the QuickView Window and other new features in Final Cut Pro 3 to the Final Cut Pro PowerStart course, which includes basic to advanced editing, compositing and motion graphics. It is $80.
Application Builder Collection 1.2 released
Jiiva's Application Builder Collection 1.2 is a professional-grade set of reusable Cocoa frameworks for building OS X applications. Version 1.2 adds two new User Interface elements and improves existing elements. Pricing is $200 for a single machine development license.
SQLGrinder 1.2: SQL editor and dev tool
SQLGrinder 1.2 adds AppleScript support and improved support for Sybase ASE and Microsoft's latest beta JDBC driver to Advenio Software's native Mac OS X SQL editor and developer tool that allows developers to easily create, edit and execute SQL queries as well as browse database structures. A free 30 day trial is available.
SMTP Deux v1.1.0 adds NTLM authentication
Deep Sky has released SMTP Deux v1.1.0, a 4th Dimension component which provides a complete implementation of the SMTP protocol, including full compatibility with SMTP AUTH, authenticated login for SMTP servers. Version 1.1 has full support for NTLM authentication for MS servers, new utility routines for sending email, and support for 4D v6.8.x (and OS X).
EarthDesk 1.01 offers desktop Earth maps
Trygve Inda has released EarthDesk 1.01, a system utility that replaces the Mac's static desktop picture with dynamic maps of the world with correct sun and moon illumination. It features eleven different projections, political and satellite maps, and an expandable Atlas with 10,000 cities. It is available for $20 or bundled with Time Palette 5.0 for $45. A demo is available.
Sonnet lowers prices by as much as $100
Sonnet today announced price cuts of up to $50 on some of its most popular products. Its Crescendo/PCI upgrades are now $150 for the 450MHz version ($30 off) and $200 for 500MHz ($50 off). Sonnet's Crescendo/7200 upgrades are now $200 ($30 drop) for the G3 400/512 version and $250 for the G3 400/1M ($10 drop). Finally, the company lowered the price on the Tango FireWire/USB PCI combo card by $10 to $90. [updated: company resent corrected PR]
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