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Archived News

May 19-25, 2001

Not near one of the Apple Stores, then check them out online.

Apple has a new iBook ad online called middle seat.

BBEdit has been updated to version 6.1.2.

Stimpsoft, makers of Son of Weather Grok and others, has undergone a redesign.

Filemaker Pro will now run on five more platforms: Mac OS X , Windows 2000, Linux, Pocket PC and i-mode.

Newtourage, an application to sync Entourage with the Newton is now at version 0.4b1.

News.com has an article on being able using a single phone number to contact you by any method.

WeatherCenter 1.0 is an application which provides weather forecasts and runs on both the Mac and Windows. It retrieves its information from the National Weather Service.

Weblet Contacts, for Lasso and CDML, is available. Weblets are petite collections of format files and databases to get you started building your own system.

Waves in Motion announced Mac OS X support for four of their most popular plug-ins - oAzium Events 3.0, oAzium Date & Time 3.0, oAzium String Functions 2.0 and oAzium Portal Filter 1.0.

Lasso Lite is a freeware version of lasso which runs on Mac OS X and Linux and supports the Apache web server.

Hottime allows you to synchronize the time on your Mac and your Palm.

May 12-18, 2001

Our FREE Mail a Mac service has been updated to include images of the new iBook.

Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference is from May 21 to 25, 2001.

Trailers for Jurassic Park III are online in Quicktime format.

Apple has information about FreeHand 10 for Mac OS X as well as a link to purchase it at the Apple Store.

Iomega has a new product called Peerless that offers Firewire removable store of 10 to 20 Gigs.

APC Tracker is an application that will shut down a machine when signalled by an APC backup.

It has been confirmed that Apple is opening its first store in Virgina.

May 5-11, 2001

Apple has released their anticipated new iBook this week. It has many similarities to the PowerBook G4 Titanium while retaining its low price point.

Apple has made a deal to supply 23,000 iBooks to Henrico County Public Schools.

PowerMail for Macintosh version 3.0.9, an innovative alternative to Microsoft's Outlook Express, Entourage and Eudora, is now available.

Earthbrowser 1.5 is now available and it runs on Mac OS X as a carbon application.

A News.com article states that the current Apple 17-inch cathode ray tube (CRT) monitor will be the last on offered by Apple as the move to only flat panel displays.

A ZDNet article on the new iBook released earlier this week.

An Apple small business article on Gravity Skateboards and their use of Macs.

Palm has updated the Palm Desktop to version 2.6.3.

VSE Be Found 2.6 has been released and adds the ability to save results to an Excel format.

April 28-May 4, 2001

Cobalt has said they will not sue Apple over the G4 Cube.

Mac2mac is an open-source utility that lets you share and control another machine.

theNorm.com is the web site for the Norm comic strip, made on a Mac of course.

Palm has released new versions of their handhelds which are similar to the Palm V but offer color and USB cradles.

MYOB AccountEdge will be available on Mac OS X very soon. Screen shots are currently available on their web site.

ResExcellence has an article regarding their anger with Apple limiting the ability to modify the interface of Mac OS X.

A US News and World Report study found that 47 out of the top 50 undergraduate national universities are users of Filemaker Pro.

BBEdit 6.1 is the first version of BBEdit that runs natively on Mac OS X and is available for download.

FTPit 1.0 Public Beta is an FTP plugin for FileMaker Pro 4.x and 5.x and is available for download.

REALbasic 3.2b1 is now available for download.

A PowerBook G4 Titanium set off the bomb detector at Burbank airport in Southern California due ot its Titanium shell.

Apple announced that more than 75 different digital camera models are using Quicktime.

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