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Archived News

October 30-05, 1999

Apple Stock (AAPL) closed at 80 1/8 on Friday.

Apple's Small Business website contains resources to help small businesses and technology.

MacTrack is a Macintosh news site which is coming soon.

Y2K App Checker checks your installed software in accordance to the database from Macnologist.com the currently most complete resource available regarding applications with y2K issues.

Brain Quest sells educational software for all age groups for the Macintosh.

More information on the MacOS 9 file manager changes are explained on Alsoft.s

For those interested in network storage, Quantum is releasing it's Snap! Server.

CrushFTP is a shareware ftp server writen in Java.

October 23-29, 1999

Microsoft released Outlook Express 5 with Internet Explorer 5 coming later.

Panic has released Transmit 1.51 which adds MacOS 9 keychain support and other fixes.

Time has a big article on Steve Jobs.

Apple will honor Power Mac G4 orders placed before Oct 13 at originally quoted prices, including reseller orders accompanied by a purchase order or deposit.

The Nov. 1 Business Week notes Microsoft's 1999 annual report was created on a Mac.

Version 2.6 of "A Better Finder Rename" Macintosh Finder enhancement. This new release expands the string cropping capabilities of the tool with a variety of new features and updates the tool to use take advantage of the MacOS 8.5 (or later) appearance controls if those are present.

Sonnet Technologies announced their products continue to be compatible with MacOS 9.

1984 Online has had a MAJOR face lift.

Troi Automatisering announced the release of Troi Serial Plug-in 2.0, for FileMaker Pro 5 both on Mac OS and Windows. This plug-in gives FileMaker Pro easy and powerful access to one (or more) of the computer's serial ports and works completely cross platform.

October 16-22, 1999

Apple reconfigured PowerMac G4 processor speeds to match chip availability.

Apple surprised analysts with a fourth quarter profit of $111 Million. This includes orders for 250,000 new iMacs in the first week since its announcement and over 300,000 iBooks.

PowerMail for Mac (version 2.4v7) is now available in demo and commercial form.

Version 1.4 of "A Better Finder Attributes" is now available for download. The new version extends the date and time manipulation abilities of the tool.

MacDirectory's eMacDaily has Macintosh product releases, events and industry news published everyday.

MacLaunch (the Macintosh Portal) is now unofficially open though still putting the finishing touches on a few features.

Synectics Business Solutions, Inc. introduced significant pricing enhancements to its BackJack Online Backup Service -- Pricing changes to include the introduction of a new Lite account for smaller volume users and significant reductions in storage cost.

Apple Wizards' Mini-Reviews has published three new product reviews for your infotainment: Setting Sun 1.2, DiskLock 4.5.1 and Style Master Pro 1.5.

October 08-15, 1999

Apple announced the new iMacs with a good, better and best lineup ranging from $999 to $1499 with a standard DVD drive on the upper models.

Mail Convert, our shareware utility to convert form emails to tab delimited text, has reached version 1.5a3. The update includes MacOS 8 support for the appearance manager and navigation services.

Toy Story 2 trailers have been posted to the Apple web site in Quicktime format of course.

Taylor Design released TextSpresso 1.5.2, an update to the highly rated Mac OS text editor and cleaner.

Fabrizio Oddone released Disk Charmer 3.1.5, a neat utility that lets you conveniently erase and copy disks, and handle disk images in Disk Copy 4.x and DiskDup+ format.

Version 2.0 of my Finder utility "A Better Finder Creators & Types" is now available.

Apple Wizards October Issue is now Online. It include Extensis Portfolio, NetBarrier, Norton Utilities 5 / AntiVirus 6, and Cythera.

Apple Wizards' Mini-Reviews has published three new product reviews for your infotainment: Data Hammer 2.2.5, uSCSI SCSI to USB Adapter and Iconographer 1.0.2.

StepUp Software announced the first preview release of Simple Real Estate Office, an office management application for real estate offices.

FileMaker Pro 5 (Web Companion) Updaters (Windows 95/98/NT4.0 and Mac OS) are now posted on the FileMaker website.

ShareTheMac UsersGroup has released a new edition of ShareTheMac CD, the CD-ROM full of the latest and the very best INTERNET shareware releases for the Mac.

An article on news.com talks about Apple's drive to be the premier consumer electronics company.

October 01-08, 1999

Apple will be hosting a "special event" on October 5, 1999. Most likely to announce the new iMac's (codenamed Kihei) and MacOS 9. A live broadcast will be available.

Mail Convert, our shareware utility to convert form emails to tab delimited text, has reached version 1.5a3. The update includes MacOS 8 support for the appearance manager and navigation services.

Dantz has released an update to Retrospect, now at version 4.2.

You can download the latest iBook commercials.

Netscape has released the Mac version of Communicator 4.7.

Apple Wizards' Mini-Reviews has published four new product reviews for your infotainment: FlavorSavers 1.0, MacBreakz!, Monsoon MM-700 Flat-Panel Speakers, SoundApp 2.6.1.

Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 6.0 is a new version now available.

FileMaker, Inc. today released the new FileMaker Pro 5, with major new features for sharing databases over the intranet and integrating with desktop and enterprise standards.

Panic has released an MP3 player and music player called Audion.

Looking to improve your Seti at home performance, here is a place to visit.

AuctioneerPro is software to help you manage your auctions.

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