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Archived News

May 22-28, 1999

SETI at home has released the Mac version 1.0 of their screensaver.

In this wired article, it says that "Industrial Light and Magic, is uncomfortable acknowledging just how much of this historic motion picture was created with low-cost software running on standard Macintosh computers."

As noted on ogrady.com, Apple has posted a new PowerBook problem solving page.

Apple is looking for part time retail representatives.

Version 1.7 of A Better Finder Select Macintosh Finder enhancement. This release features a major revision of the user experience of the tool.

StarNine announced the beta release of WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0, now available for download.

VSE Be Found 1.1 has been released.

The Icon Factory has released a Star Wars Episode I set of icons.

MacBuy.com is a new site from MacWorld.

May 15-21, 1999

Apple's new PowerBooks are lighter (5.9 lbs.), have a longer battery life (Apple says 5 hours), and are also faster than the current offerings. Prices start a $2499 for a 333MHz model. A fully-loaded 400MHz model with a DVD drive will run $3499.
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This year's WWDC had a 43% increase in attendance over last year. Over 3000 new Mac apps have shipped since the iMac was introduced just over a year ago.

The major new announcement regarding the upcoming Mac OS X is that the underlying graphics engine (called Quartz) is based on Adobe's PDF format. The Quartz engine, which also borrows from Pixar and NeXT technology, supports a variety of advanced graphic effects natively.

Web Objects 4.0 was named the Software Product of the Year.

Taylor Design released of List Pad 1.3, an update to the premier Mac OS list manager. List Pad 1.3 is $19 and can be registered via Web, E-mail, FAX, and postal mail.

A Better Finder Attributes is a contextual menu plugin for the Macintosh Finder, which allows users to quickly change attributes such as creation and modification dates as well as the Finder flags of single or multiple files or folders.

Troi Automatisering released the beta version of the ClipSave Plug-in, for FileMaker Pro 4 on Mac and Windows. The ClipSave plug-in can save and restore the clipboard in 2 simple steps.

iRemember is a utility which will remember all the web pages you visited allowing you to easily find them later.

DW Data Concepts released Appointment 1.0 for Filemaker Pro. Appointment 1.0 is a CORE scheduling solution that easily integrates into your solutions.

Apple Wizards May Issue has arrived.

mail.fmx is a new plug-in that enables you to both send and receive e-mail from and to your FileMaker database.

http://www.macinformed.com will be opening on May 17, 1999. MacInformed will provide links to other Macintosh sites on the web, offer information, technical how-to's, commentaries about new products, resale information, and a variety of other services. In celebration of their Grand Opening they have a "Get to Know MacInformed" contest.

1984 Online Magazine has released their PDF version of Issue 13. You can now download it from the front page of there site:

VSE announced the release of Kids Animation Maker 1.1, an animation tool for Apple Macintosh Computer designed specifically for children.

IBM and Nintendo are expected to announce a $1 billion agreement under which Nintendo will use IBM's PowerPC Processor in its video games.

May 8-14, 1999

Quake 3 Test is available to test multi-player mode.

Pixar to announce a Monsters movie.

Quicktime's site for "Episode I: the Phantom Menace" has trailers, commercials and music videos.

Eudora Pro 4.2 beta 79 has been released.

Be, Inc. is considering an entry into the market for information appliances as it announced plans to go public.

TextSpresso 1.1 has been released. TextSpresso 1.1 improvements include: a new Route button in the Hot Filter dialog which lets users easily grab text from one application, filter it, and paste it into a second application; a Secure Delete feature which overwrites cache files so that sensitive documents cannot be recovered; balloon help in many of the windows (Balloon View is now functional); over a half dozen new and improved filters; and more.

Email Centrifuge comes to FileMaker Pro. Automatically collect email addresses from multi-page text and in just a matter of seconds you can collect hundreds of unique email addresses and build an eMarketing database.

1984 Online Magazine announced that a new Macintosh mailing list called the "apple-news" has just opened up on onelist.com. To send a message to apple-news email: apple-news@1984-online.com.

ISO Productions, Inc., a leading provider of FileMaker Pro developer tools and learning resources, announced the establishment of Australian and European resellers for their popular line of products.

Sonnet Technologies announced new lower prices for its CrescendoTM G3 processor upgrades for the upgrade-challenged Macintosh models.

Waves in Motion releases the dragon 5.0. The Dragon is a cross-platform FileMaker Pro solution that lets anyone create, publish, and tabulate a sophisticated online survey to gather immediate feedback on the issues facing them and their organization.

Convergence is the theme at NAB 99, where broadcast pros were turned on by QuickTime, bigtime.

Check out Apple's Quicktime Showcase for samples and previews. The second Star Wars preview has been released in a Quicktime 4 format.

VSE Be Found 1.0, the first Macintosh application that automatically submits a web page to search engines.

May 1-7, 1999

A Filemaker Accounting package is in beta testing.

The release of the latest TrendWatch demographic analysis of U.S. creative professionals indicates that Apple Computer is still the favorite of creative professionals, yet at an increasing rate.

New World-wide Software and Consulting Company announced a Global talent pool formed for FileMaker Pro and leading database products. The newly formed group comprises more than 50 database specialists in FileMaker Pro, Oracle and Microsoft Access, and offers more than 40 standard products and solutions as well as a full range of support and training services.

The first public beta of AutoScript.fm in German, Swiss and Japanese. AutoScript.fm can be found at http://www.gnb.com.hk/autoscript.fm/.

Macinsites has been revamped and has a bunch of new features too, such as "Rate a Site" and our new automatic NewsLetter(you get mailed when someone adds a link).

FMP HELP BUILDER is a tool for creating On-Line Help in FileMaker quickly and efficiently.FileMaker Releases ODBC Driver Technology Preview

FileMaker, Inc. announced the immediate availability of a FileMaker Pro ODBC Driver Technology Preview exclusively for FileMaker Pro 4.1 Windows and Mac OS users.

1984online's Mac ezine is out again, and packed full with your favorite writers finest scribbling. Download it from: http://www.1984-online.com/.

Version 1.6 of the Finder utility "A Better Finder Creators & Types" is now available.

A new Filemaker users group has been started, the Arizona FileMaker Pro User Group (AZ-FMPUG), the first meeting will be Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at 7:00 PM at the offices of the Arizona Macintosh Users Group - 4131 N 24th Street, Suite A120 in Phoenix. Fill out their survey if you plan to attend.

Quicktime 4.0 is now available. Download it from Apple today.

Go to http://www.lightmonkey.com and will find unique & beautiful images for collection & enjoyment on your Desktop & Screensaver.

Upgrade to the popular Everything CD for FileMaker Pro now available, The CD retails for $49.99 and is available for both Mac and Windows.Dear friend of Aladdin Systems,

A special offer for Conflict Catcher 8 by Casady & Greene.

MS Office 98 Add-In for FileMaker Pro. This add-in will make it easy for customers to use familiar tools in Office 98 with data stored in FileMaker Pro for Macintosh.

Apple is releasing part of their Quicktime code as open source.

For Mac Tips, you can try Mac-Tips.com.

New World-wide Software and Consulting Company announced a Global talent pool formed for FileMaker Pro and leading database products. The newly formed group comprises more than 50 database specialists in FileMaker Pro, Oracle and Microsoft Access, and offers more than 40 standard products and solutions as well as a full range of support and training services.

The first public beta of AutoScript.fm in German, Swiss and Japanese. AutoScript.fm can be found at http://www.gnb.com.hk/autoscript.fm/.

Macinsites has been revamped and has a bunch of new features too, such as "Rate a Site" and our new automatic NewsLetter(you get mailed when someone adds a link).

FMP HELP BUILDER is a tool for creating On-Line Help in FileMaker quickly and efficiently.FileMaker Releases ODBC Driver Technology Preview

FileMaker, Inc. announced the immediate availability of a FileMaker Pro ODBC Driver Technology Preview exclusively for FileMaker Pro 4.1 Windows and Mac OS users.

1984online's Mac ezine is out again, and packed full with your favorite writers finest scribbling. Download it from: http://www.1984-online.com/.

Version 1.6 of the Finder utility "A Better Finder Creators & Types" is now available.

A new Filemaker users group has been started, the Arizona FileMaker Pro User Group (AZ-FMPUG), the first meeting will be Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at 7:00 PM at the offices of the Arizona Macintosh Users Group - 4131 N 24th Street, Suite A120 in Phoenix. Fill out their survey if you plan to attend.

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