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Archived News

January 28-04, 2000

eMacSoftware.com is a Mac only online software store.

Apple Softare Update 1.1.1 has been released. It is availble for download or through the automatic update of Mac OS 9.

PC Date ranks the iBook the number portable 1 in the US.

Quicktime TV is the official provider of webcasts for the Superbowl.

Fortune has a cover story on Apple.

VSE Update Finder 2.0 and VSE Web Site Turbo 3.0.2 are now available.

PhotoFactory gives you three for one: PhotoSoap, SuperGoo and PowerShow.

NY Times article on Apple's iTools.

PC World review of the iMac DV.

January 15-28, 2000

Apple's latest financial results showed a profit of $183 Million which included 1,377,000 units of which 700,000 were iMacs. This totaled to a 46% unit growth over last year.

Apple gave Steve Jobs stock options for 10 Million shares of stock and a Gulfstream V airplane.

Aladdin is offering existing customers savings on two of their latest Mac products. Get StuffIt Deluxe 5.5 for only $29.95 and IntelliNews for only $14.95.

Apple has a multitasking page in their developer section.

Just for Fun... The Top 13 Changes at Microsoft as a Result of Antitrust Charges
13. Microsoft offices no longer providing toilet paper bearing Netscape logo.
12. Follow-up release to "IE4" now being referred to internally as "IE5-10 with time off for good behavior."
11. Must say "pretty please with jam on top" before devouring next competitor.
20. Cancellation of planned "You'll think what WE tell you to think!" ad campaign.
9. United Way contributions redirected towards the "Let's Buy The US Government" fund.
8. Plans to begin marketing MSFood, MSClothing and MSShelter quietly tabled.
7. 10:00 AM: Barksdale (CEO of Netscape)visits Gates' office to sign landmark settlement agreement. 10:05AM: Feeding time for piranhas beneath trap door.
6. "I don't break for software companies" bumper stickers removed from corporate limousines.
5. Internal memos no longer refer to Janet Reno as "liquor addled she-male."
4. Kick back for a while, let loser companies catch up.
3. Now relegated to making large piles of cash, down from huge buttwads of cash.
2. Using honesty, humility and cooperation, allow one small competitor to show a modest profit for three straight quarters. Then when they're lulled, club 'em to death like a baby seal.
1. Tables turned in jail, where Bill Gates has no choice but to have "Big Louie's Inmate Explorer" installed against *his* will.
January 8-14, 2000

Macworld editors chose to recognize iMac DV (Hardware Product of the Year), QuickTime (Technology of the Year), and Jonathan Ive and his design team (Distinguished Achievement Award) as "World Class Award" winners in their 1999 Editors' Choice Awards.

FileMaker released a Filemaker Pro 5v2 Updater.

FileMaker, Inc. announced the immediate availability of FileMaker Pro 5 Unlimited.

Bill Gates promoted Ballmer to the CEO position of Microsoft but will remain the Chairman.

Ascending Technologies announced an extension of the current special pricing for CalendarMonster

Comm-Unity Networking Systems announced the release of Mac SMTPit 1.0RC1 (Release Candidate 1), for FileMaker Pro 4.x and 5.x for Macintosh.

Stratisoft Canada Limited announced the release of Organizer Pro 5 for Windows and Mac OS. Organizer Pro 5 is designed to help manage day-to-day tasks for small businesses and corporate work groups who sell services and/or bill their time.

January 1-7, 2000

Straight from MacWorld San Francisco 2000:
  1. The MacWorld page on Apple.com.
  2. The iReview web site - the best of the web.
  3. The iTools web site - email, web site, photo album and more.
  4. The new version of Appleworks.
  5. Star Wars Episode I Racer is available.
  6. Apple and Earthlink have formed a partnership to give the best service to Mac users.
  7. MacOS X has a web site showing screen shots and features.
  8. Microsoft announced Internet Explorer 5 due the beginning of this year.
Blue World announced the availability of Lasso Web Data Engine 3.6, a free upgrade to Lasso 3.x providing new documentation, new functions, enhanced security and error handling, support for FileMaker Pro 5 and more.

Theme Creator enables a developer of a FileMaker Pro 5 database to quickly and easily create consistent layouts throughout a file or series of FileMaker Pro 5 files.

Ascending Technologies is offering discounts on CalendarMonster, the full-function calendar module for FileMaker Pro.

MacLaunch announced an alliance with Stalker Software to enable Macintosh users to access free web based Internet email services from the MacLaunch.com.

Sonnet Technologies announced the Crescendo G3/PB a G3 processor upgrade for PowerBook 1400.

Codewarrior is offering free training courses online.

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