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AOLtools aids AOL users
AOLtools is a graphical toolbar for users of online service America Online that contains many shortcuts to features in the America Online software that are hidden by AOL's "clumsy interface."
MS/Apple to continue cooperation
As noted in previous reports, Microsoft plans to further its relations with Apple following the termination of its five-year agreement with the computer maker. "The agreement has ended, but our business is absolutely continuing," said Kevin Browne, as noted by c|net.
Microsoft chooses DVD+RW as standard on PCs
Microsoft is reported to have choosen sides in the "DVD war" involving DVD+RW and DVD-RW -- choosing DVD+RW -- while Apple has choosen to use DVD-RW. "This presentation explains how support for DVD+RW in Windows has been designed to become the standard storage solution for the PC and consumer electronics environments." Analysts say confusion over DVD compatibility remains an obstacle to expanding sales.
PowerLogix\'s Cache Control X 1.2 released
PowerLogix has released an update to their cache enabling utility for PowerLogix upgrade cards, Cache Control X v1.2. It allows users to adjust L2 cache settings and set speculative addressing and dynamic power management.
Mammoth PostgreSQL for small/med businesses
Mammoth PostgreSQL is a $150 SQL-compatible Object Relational Database Management System (ORDBMS) for small to medium size busniesses. It is compatible with Mac OS X and ships with support for SSL connectivity as well as programming APIs for C/C++, Perl and Python.
Synchronize! Pro X 1.1: backup sw updated
Synchronize! Pro X v1.1 is a Mac OS X application that allows file synchronization and system backups. New features include priveleges being saved during a backup and a few bugs were fixed. Price is $100.
Apple to showcase new OS X release at WWDC
A recent solication by the Apple Developer Connection to registered developers promised that "WWDC 2002 attendees will be the first to explore the powerful new capabilities of the next major release of Mac OS X," setting the stage for the introduction of a new version of OS X.
Power ToDo 1.1 updates interface, features
Colourfull Creations has released Power ToDo v1.1, its powerful knowledge collarboration software for Mac OS 9/X. Updated interface and note features have been added to the release; price is $5.
New localized versions of ConceptDraw 1.7.5
Computer Systems Odessa has released German, French and Spanish editions of ConceptDraw 1.7.5, its cross-platform diagramming and flowcharting software package for creating business and technical drawings. Standard and Pro versions are available for $125 and $250. Registered users can download the newly localized versions free of charge.
ABFR 4.5: renaming util gets contextual menu
A Better Finder Rename 4.5 features new contextual menu integration into the OS X Finder, a full MindVision licensed installer and can now remove trailing spaces from file names. A demo of the $15 shareware is available online. [Classic, Carbon]
MacPlay now shipping realMYST
MacPlay announced today that the Mac conversion of Ubi Soft's realMYST, the anticipated real-time 3D adventure, has begun shipping. realMYST uses a real-time 3D graphics engine to present MYST as "a tale of mystery and intrigue, set in an immersive, dynamic world. Wide-open game play allows players to walk and look anywhere they choose in real-time with 360 degrees of freedom. Witness extraordinary 3D effects as day changes into night and weather changes from brilliant sun to dreary rain, creating an entirely new game experience." The title is $30.
Tornado bringing AEC|VIZ to the Mac
Tornado Technologies will be bringing its 3D CAD visualization tool AEC|VIZ to the Macintosh in the third quarter of 2002, according to Architosh. It allows you to fully view and explore 3D CAD files based on industry standard file formats, including DXF, DWG, 3DS, SAT and others.
Media looks at state of Java on OS X
Default Folder X 1.1.1 adds French version
Default Folder X 1.1.1 fixes a problem with the preference pane freezing the System Preferences application and adds localization for French-speaking users.
FileMaker DevCon set for August 12-15
The FileMaker Developer Conference 2002 is scheduled for August 12-15 at the Desert Springs Marriott Resort & Spa, in Palm Desert, California. The conference will include sessions on creating XSL style sheets; FileMaker Security & Privilege Management System; CDML vs. XML; SQL Server syncronization; managing web content; XML; and integration with Microsoft .NET. Registrants who sign up for the conference by June 28 will receive $200 off the regular registration fee of $1,200.
Apple offers WWDC attendees InstallAnywhere
Apple is offering all WWDC 2002 Attendees a free copy of Zero G's InstallAnywhere - Mac OS X Edition ($2000 value), a developer tool for creating professional installers on Mac OS X in either Cocoa, Carbon, Classic, and Java.
Spamfire 1.02 offers junk mail protection
Matterform Media's Spamfire 1.02 is an email filtering program that removes spam from your in-box. The application works with any POP3 account and any email software using "fuzzy logic filters. A lite ($20) version can delete email from a single email account, while the Pro ($30) support unlimited email accounts and automatically downloads filter updates for up-to-date spam protection. A 15-day demo is available.
DigiTunnel: public beta of VPN client
DigiTunnel is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) client for Mac OS X, compatible with Windows 2000 servers, offering support for PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol). A public beta is now available.
Xerox Phaser color printer offer from ADC
Xerox FreeColorPrinters.com, in conjunction with the Apple Developer Connection, is offering ADC Premier and Select members the opportunity to receive a free, high-performance Xerox Phaser color printer. The network color printers (with a retail value of US$ 4,500) can print up to 16 color pages a minute. Applicants must fill out an online application on or before April 15 (using the program code, 'AAPL021') and must agree to maintain the monthly print volume estimates in the application, and must buy ink directly from FreeColorPrinters.com.
Sassafras ships KeyAccess for OS X
Sassafras Software is now shipping KeyAccess for Mac OS X, although its "website is quite sketchy on the detail," according to a MacNN reader. KeyAccess is the client of their KeyServer product which allows you to license serve applications over your network.
IGS Twisted 1.1: continued entertainment
IGS Twisted v1.1 is a Mac OS X screen saver that features full integration with the operating system's built-in functionality. IGS Twisted is a collection of OpenGL squares in a three-dimensional environment that use a unique movement algorithm for interesting effects. Version 1.1 features a "trails" option, customizable trail length and mono color.
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