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Archived News

September 24-01, 1999

The US Army is now hosting their home page on Mac's after security problems with Windows NT led to getting hacked.

A demo of the new Pit Droids game from Lucas Learning is availabe from Apple.

Apple won a preliminary injunction against eMachines in a Tokyo court barring them from selling their eOne, an iMac knock off.

Apple Wizards Introduced the Stock Cross Contest!! When will AAPL first close higher than MSFT? If you are right, you can win one of 4 great prizes! Rules are simple - fill out the form.

MacBreakZ! (v1.0) is a utility which reminds Macintosh users to take regular breaks.

Farallon Expanded Fast Ethernet Offerings with a new 16-Port Dual Speed Hub and High Performance CardBus Driver for PowerBooks.

Apple Wizards' Mini-Reviews, has published four new product reviews: TextureMagic Pro 1.1.1, ComfortLabs ComforType, ComfortLabs ComfortPoint and Burning Monkey Solitaire 2

Proteron released an update to N2MP3, the popular Macintosh MP3 audio encoder.

Taylor Design announced the commercial release of TextSpresso 1.5, an update to the highly rated Mac OS text editor and cleaner. The update includes new features, over 100 filters, and a new lower price!

September 17-24, 1999

You can download a Sim City 3000 plug in which adds the Apple Campus as a building.

VSE Be Found version 1.4 has been released. VSE Be Found analyzes web pages and gives concrete tips how to improve them to obtain a higher ranking on search engines. Then it automatically submits them to popular search engines such as AltaVista, Excite, Lycos, etc.

Version 2.5 of the "A Better Finder Rename" Macintosh Finder enhancement is available. This new release expands the string manipulation capabilities of the tool with automatic file extension substitution.

VSE File Pirate is a tool that extracts sounds, pictures, patterns, icons and text from games, application and documents.

VSE Web Site Turbo is a tool that tries to prevent web surfers from leaving a web site before it has been loaded.

Apple Wizards' Mini-Reviews has published seven new product reviews for your infotainment: PitStop 4.0, DialogView 2.3.3, Prestissimo 1.5.1, Default Folder 3.0.3, iMacolor 1.1, Desktop Consoles Volume 5, Goofy Golf Deluxe.

Marc Andreessen has left his position as chief technology officer of America Online.

Sonnet Technologies announced a distribution agreement with Tech Data France.

Taylor Design announced the commercial release of TextSpresso 1.4, an update to the professional text cleaning tool rated 5 stars by AppleWizards (August 1999 Review).

The Netopia S9500 Security Appliance is an easy-to-use, high-performance Firewall with Virtual Private Network and Traffic Shaping.

Troi Automatisering ships Troi Plug-in Power CD-ROM for FileMaker Pro 4.

Handspring has released Visor, their PalmOS organizer which starts at $129.

September 11-17, 1999

Apple stock has closed the week at 77 7/16.

You can preorder MacOS 9 for $89.95 with free shipping.
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Quality control delays Mac version of IE5.

The N2MP3 version 1.0 is available and targeted at iBook toting students and G3 addicted audiophiles, N2MP3 gives novice and technical users alike a powerful tool for bringing digital audio to their desktop.

Version 1.8 of the Finder utility "A Better Finder Creators & Types" is now available. It introduces a number of UI improvements, including the use of accelerator keys to speed up selections.

Appointment 1.0 has been upgraded, to version 3 which now has a week-at-a-glance view and user definable appointment types using different color schemes.

Taylor Design announced the release of List Pad 1.3.1 and TextSpresso 1.3.2, an update to the premier Mac OS list manager and professional text cleaning tools.

Apple Wizards has just released their September issue. Reviews include Alien Skin's Xenofex, Age of Empires, Sim City3000, and Electrifier Pro and a fully comprehensive article about the upcoming Mac OS 9.

MacBreakZ! is a utility which reminds Macintosh users to take regular breaks. Research has shown that taking regular breaks reduces the risk of computer related injuries, such as repetitive stress injuries, neck and back ache, eye strain, blurred vision, headaches, etc.

Taylor Design has announced a one week extension to its Labor Day sale. For one more week (September 8-14, 1999) Taylor Design's award winning products will be available at 1/3rd off their normal prices.

Macvirus.com has stopped publication.

Handspring will debut their Palm devices at Internet World.

Macbanners is a new Mac banner exchange.

September 03-10, 1999

Apple has released the PowerMac G4 available in speeds of 400, 450 and 500Mhz. The G4 has been added to our Mail a Mac page.

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There have been 140,000 advance orders for the iBook.

Apple has released a Quicktime version of their new "Tank" commercial.

Proteron's N2MP3 will support the G4 Velocity Engine.

Medical Databases announced a new downloadable demo version of its incredibly popular PracticeMaker medical office software package. It includes support for both 640x480 and 800x600 screens in the Appointments, Billing and Patients module, posting of capitation checks into the accounting system, tighter integration with PowerMed Medical Records Software, tighter integration with FlashCode diagnosis/procedure coding software.

Handspring is expected to release their PalmOS machine.

Version 1.3 of "A Better Finder Attributes" is now available for download. This version features interactive editing of "droplet" mini-applications, which can be used to automate frequent tasks.

Farallon shipped SkyLINE(tm) wireless PC Card for cross-platform networking.

Sonnet Technologies announced its most recent developments of G4 upgrades in speeds of 400, 450, and 500 MHz.New Mini Reviews On-Line!

Apple Wizards' Mini-Reviews has published eight new product reviews for your infotainment.

Taylor Design announced the start of a limited time sale, for one week only (September 1-7, 1999) their products will be 1/3rd off the normal prices. This includes TextSpresso, a powerful text filtering application, TextSpresso and List Pad, a flexible to do list manager and alarms program.

This is an idea for Apple's next PDA based on reader feedback.

Synectics Business Solutions, Inc. introduced an upgraded version of its BackJack online backup software, new features to BackJack's unique Macintosh service offer users simple, powerful and more efficient online backups.

Microsoft's new ball-less Intelllimouse is available in a USB version for the Mac.

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