The Year In Review 1999 Mac Corner
Universal Serial Bus (USB), March Page 32
Addonics Technology announced the release of a Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector cable that supports the Apple iMac and all USB-compliant notebook or desktop PCs.
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Aladdin Systems Inc.
StuffIt, April Page 24
The company from Frederick, Md., says its latest StuffIt upgrade offers tighter compression, Mac OS 8.5 compatibility, support for more expansion formats such as MacBinaryIII, and additional e-mail support for Outlook Express.
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Spring Cleaning 3.0, April Page 24
Aladdin Systems' new Spring Cleaning 3.0 is available. The uninstaller for Mac offers 12 comprehensive searches to scour your hard drive and nuke files and applications that are no longer useful, it says.
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DragStrip 3.7, June Page 26
Aladdin Systems Inc., of Watsonville, Calif., said its DragStrip 3.7 can help users clear off cluttered desktops, by creating desktop strips of files, folders, applications and frequently-used URLs.
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Font Agent, August Page 29
Aladdin Systems announced the release of Font Agent, which eliminates duplicate fonts and unnecessary sizes; uncovers unmatched fonts and verifies font integrity; fixes corrupt fonts; and organizes libraries.
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MacTicker, September, Page 16
Aladdin Systems released MacTicker, which brings the latest market information to your desktop.
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Apple Computer Corp.
iMac Buyer's Guide, August Page 29
Check out Apple Computer Corp.'s new online iMac Buyer's Guide at www.imacguide.com.
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iMac, May Page 37
The latest edition of Apple's sizzling desktop has a 333 MHz PowerPC G3 processor, a built-in 15 inch display; OS 8.5.1; 6 GB hard disk; 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet; 56Kbps modem; and USB port, reports Apple.
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OSX Server, May Page 37
The OS X Server microkernal makes Apple the first mainstream company to open up its operating system core, reports PC Week. The open-source portion of the OS will be available for download at, www.apple.com.
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MacJuke, May Page 37
MacJuke: Cygnet Storage Solutions Inc. and MacPEAK Ltd. announced that Cygnet's DVD-RAM jukeboxes are now supported by MacJuke software. Using the software, Cygnet's DVD-RAM jukeboxes can write to DVD-RAM media and allow access to CD media of all formats, Cygnet says.
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G3, May Page 37
G3 v. PII: PC Magazine reported the results of its performance test, where it compared the 400-MHz Apple Power Macintosh G3 against a Dell Dimension XPS Pentium II 450 MHz. The Mac performed "extremely well on cross-platform tests," says the magazine.
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USB Busport, May Page 37
USB BusPort: Belkin Components says its new USB BusPort is ideal for Macintosh users who do not currently have a USB port or who want to add more ports. By adding the PCI upgrade card, users can connect USB devices such as printers, modems, speakers, and scanners.
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FileMaker Pro 4.1, August Page 29
FileMaker Pro 4.1 database software is now available from the Apple Store, reports Apple. Check out: www.apple.com/store/
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FileMaker Pro 5.0, November Page 39
Apple upgrades its database program, offering an enhanced version of ScriptMaker and new security features.
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iBook, September Page 16
Apple Computer Corp. unveiled its iBook portable computer. Dubbed an "iMac to Go," the laptop features a PowerPC G3 processor, six-hour battery and a 12.1-inch display.
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AirPort, October Page 24
AirPort allows iBook users to access the Net wirelessly, and works with an included 56K modem, or an Ethernet port, says Apple.
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PowerMac G4, October Page 24
Apple Computer Corp. unleashed its Power Mac G4 desktop computer. With a new chip designed by Apple, Motorola and IBM, it runs applications such as Adobe PhotoShop almost twice as fast as Pentium III-based 600 MHz PCs, claims Cupertino's Apple.
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Mac OS 9, November Page 39
The latest version of Mac's operating system adds Sherlock 2, an Internet search detective and personal shopper, (in addition to its smart disk and file searching duties).
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AceReader 1.1, November Page 39
From Stepware, this utility can help increase reading speed, and help break bad reading habits such as subvocalization (muttering words as you read them).
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Brother International Corp.
USB printing kits, June Page 24
Brother International Corp. announced the release of two USB printing kits that allow Macintosh users to print directly to Brother HL-1040 and HL-1050 laser printers.
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Canon Computer Systems Inc.
MultiPASS C635, September Page 16
Canon Computer Systems Inc. says its MultiPASS C635 is its first Apple-compatible multifunction printer.
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Linsmore Software Systems Ltd.
Blue Label PowerEmulator 1.5, October Page 24
This program allows users to run PC applications on PowerMacs, including DOS, Windows and Linux.
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SuperDisk, March Page 32
Maxell Corp., based in Fair Lawn, N.J., announced the expansion of its SuperDisk line of storage equipment, with the release of high-capacity diskettes designed specifically for Apple's iMac.
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Procom Technology Inc.
E4 server, August Page 29
Procom Technology Inc. says its E4 server supports Macintosh operating systems.
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MacHeadlines, October Page 24
Trexar Technologies, of Alpharetta, Ga., says MacHeadlines scrolling ticker comes pre-configured for 11 news, sports and stock sites.
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UMAX Technologies Inc.
SCSI Card bundle, August Page 29
UMAX Technologies Inc. is bundling a SCSI card with all Macintosh bundles of its PowerLook and Mirage scanners. The bundle provides compatibility with Power Macintosh G3 computers, says UMAX.
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UMAX PowerLook F3, September Page 16
UMAX Technologies Inc. announced the release of its UMAX PowerLook F3 Firewire-enabled scanner, which is compatible with Apple Power Mac G3 and Adobe PhotoShop, it says.
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Westcheck Express for Macintosh, June Page 24
West Group, of Eagan,. Minn., announced the release of Westcheck Express for Macintosh, which it described as a streamlined legal research tool that offers automated citation-checking.
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