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Issue 4.5

NEWS

News

Issue: 4.5 (May/June 2006)
Article Description: No description available.
Article Length (in bytes): 12,911
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Article Number: 4501
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http://www.turingart.com/abForWeb_lan__en.htm
http://customsolutionsofmaryland.50megs.com/braintease.htm
http://customsolutionsofmaryland.50megs.com/ebooklibrary.htm
http://www.mosquitosw.com/EN/support/eNotes_support/enoteshistoric.html
http://www.radicalbreeze.com/footlights/index.shtml
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/Freeware/
http://www.mosquitosw.com/EN/Guanche_info/guancheen.html
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/plugins.shtml
http://www.ragesw.com/explorer/explorer.html
http://www.realbasic.com/
http://www.realbasic.com/
http://www.vestatech.com
http://www.realbasic.com/
http://www.13flatfive.com/squirt.html
http://www.ebutterfly.com/stimulus/
http://www.ttpsoftware.com/Products/tasktime.html
http://www.conceptualize.com/Pages/tm.html

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Address Book Sharing

AB for Web is a zero-configuration address book web sharing solution. It shares a central OS X address book through an embedded web server. AB for Web's web front-end is compatible with all modern CSS-compatible browsers and requires no additional infrastructure. Requires OS X 10.2.8 or newer. Runs on Intel Macs.

Product:

AB for Web R2.0

Price:

FREE

Website:

http://www.turingart.com/abForWeb_lan__en.htm

Mind Game -- Brain Tease

Brain Tease has two parts. The first part lets you explore how the mind uses clues other than the word itself to recognize a word and how the mind reacts to confusing clues. The second part helps you practice short term memory skills. Both parts help you improve your focus and concentration skills. This application is appropriate for all ages. Brain Tease is freeware for Macintosh (1.2 MB) and Windows (950 KB).

Product:

Brain Tease

Price:

FREE

Website:

http://customsolutionsofmaryland.50megs.com/braintease.htm

eBook Reader

eBook Library supports reading of plain text eBooks (or any plain text file) with speeds between 50 and 1500 words per minute. eBook text files can be downloaded free from the internet. It supports international characters with Unicode (UTF-8) plain text file encoding. eBook Library works with eBooks in English, German, Spanish, French, and Italian. A Dim Text option was added to further dim background text; this feature is useful when the screen is displayed by a projector and background text is more distinguishable.

Product:

eBook Library 5.0

Price:

FREE

Website:

http://customsolutionsofmaryland.50megs.com/ebooklibrary.htm

Electronic Notes Management

eNotes: an easy to use and complete tool to manage electronic notes on your Mac and synchronize them with iPods and other computers. New features make eNotes version 1.2 more stable, comprehensive, and quicker, and the enhanced interface improves the usability and performance of the tool. eNotes allows you to create electronic notes on the fly, just by selecting and dragging any text from any application to eNotes. You can edit, modify, save the note, or use it as a memo or task with priorization and due date features.

Product:

eNotes 1.2

Price:

$14.95

Website:

http://www.mosquitosw.com/EN/support/eNotes_support/enoteshistoric.html

Video playback, organization, exporting

Footlights is a video player, organizer, and converter with a host of advanced features, including: Full screen playback, adjustable playback speed, transparent movie windows, a searchable thumbnail movie list, and the ability to adjust gamma, brightness, contrast, and rotation in playing videos in real time. Video exporting is available by upgrading to Footlights Pro. Version 2.1 brings preferences to fully customize the look and feel of the thumbnail movie list, along with additional enhancements.

Product:

Footlights 2.1

Price:

$14.95

Website:

http://www.radicalbreeze.com/footlights/index.shtml

MBS Freeware Updates

Global Hotkey is a utility which monitors key stroke combinations looking for specific combinations that will launch applications, run scripts, or copy data to the clipboard.

Classic Control Menu is a utility to add a menu to the menubar to control the Mac OS Classic environment of Mac OS X 10.2.

iTunes and Screensavers is a utility to pause iTunes music playback while the screensaver is running.

Product:

Global Hotkey 1.3, Classic Control Menu 1.1, iTunes and Screensavers 1.2

Price:

FREE

Website:

http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/Freeware/

Creation and validation of serial numbers plugin

GuancheMOS is a serial number creation/validation machine plugin compatible with applications developed with REALbasic as Carbon, Win32, or Mach-O executables. GuancheMOS allows REALbasic Macintosh and Windows developers to include in their applications the ability to generate and check unique serial numbers or license keys with a minimum of effort and a minimum footprint in their executables.

Product:

GuancheMOS 1.5.2

Price:

$10

Website:

http://www.mosquitosw.com/EN/Guanche_info/guancheen.html

MBS plugin for REALbasic

The MBS plugin comprises a collection of several plugin parts which extend the REALbasic development environment with over 500 classes and 3 controls featuring over 11000 documented functions. While all plugin parts compile on Mac OS 8.x, Mac OS 9.x, Mac OS X, and Windows, each function may depend on additional system requirements to work successfully. Some plugin parts support Linux.

Product:

MBS plugin 6.1

Price:

From €40

Website:

http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/plugins.shtml

Finder Replacement App

RAGE Macintosh Explorer brings the hierarchical, tree-view navigation style of Windows Explorer to the Mac. Combining powerful file management tools along with a unique approach to Mac file browsing, RAGE Macintosh Explorer is the first Macintosh file browser to offer tabbed file browsing, thumbnail previews while you browse, and filter based file browsing. RAGE Macintosh Explorer eases the transition for Windows users who switch to the Mac, while offering existing Mac users an appealing alternative to their current file navigation system.

Product:

RAGE Macintosh Explorer 4.4

Price:

$15.95

Website:

http://www.ragesw.com/explorer/explorer.html

REAL Software Establishes EU HQ in France

REAL Software Inc., provider of REALbasic, cross-platform that really works, announced the company is opening a European headquarters office in France, with plans to become the de facto standard for cross-platform development for desktop software in Europe. "We want to give our award-winning product REALbasic the place it deserves in France and in Europe," - Geoff Perlman, president and CEO of REAL Software.

Product:

REALbasic

Price:

n/a

Website:

http://www.realbasic.com/

Country of Poland, Ministry of Education and Science Chooses REALbasic

REAL Software, Inc. provider of REALbasic, cross-platform development that really works, announced today that the Poland Ministry of Education and Science has purchased 3,500 REALbasic software licenses to teach programming in schools across Poland. REALbasic has been installed in over 300 lyceums across Poland. Lyceums are secondary schools for students aged 16-19. REALbasic is taught in the informatics program which covers both systems management and computer programming.

Product:

REALbasic

Price:

n/a

Website:

http://www.realbasic.com/

REALbasic -- 100,000 Users

REAL Software, provider of REALbasic, cross-platform that really works, announced this week at their annual user conference that REALbasic is celebrating the major milestone achievement of 100,000 users. Ken Houghes, a developer with Vesta Technology http://www.vestatech.com, is being honored as REALbasic's 100,000th user. REAL Software reached this major milestone on February 11, 2006, when Ken Houghes purchased REALbasic for Windows through the company's online store to become the 100,000th user.

Product:

REALbasic

Price:

n/a

Website:

http://www.realbasic.com/

REALbasic Code to C++

Squirt reads in REALbasic source that has been exported in XML format, from which it generates C++ code. It currently does not attempt to replicate the REALbasic runtime but instead is aimed simply at converting core algorithms written by the REALbasic programmer himself. Squirt has a mechanism for easily setting up definitions for "wrapper" classes for any REALbasic specific objects such as the GUI. Squirt is intended primarily for programmers already proficient in C++ who have to write C++ code for a living but prefer to code or prototype in REALbasic.

Product:

Squirt 1.2b

Price:

FREE

Website:

http://www.13flatfive.com/squirt.html

Media Management Solution

Stimulus 4 for Windows is the popular media browser that provides an easy way to manage and enjoy your personal collection of digital music, photos, and video clips. Completely redesigned with a brand new interface and new features, Stimulus 4 is now available in a Mac OS X Edition and for the first time, a Windows XP Edition.

Product:

Stimulus 4

Price:

$19.95

Website:

http://www.ebutterfly.com/stimulus/

Time Management Solution

TaskTime4 provides a straightforward method of tracking time spent on jobs you do for your clients. It can generate personalized invoices which can be emailed, printed, and saved to disk. Other important features include: project status tracking, Address Book integration for adding clients, linking of related resources to projects for easy reference, project expenses tracking, ability to bill for flat rate items, scheduled and manual data backup, minimizing of project windows to small floating time controllers, and much more.

Product:

TaskTime 4.1.4

Price:

$20

Website:

http://www.ttpsoftware.com/Products/tasktime.html

Employee Time Management System

Time Machine is an all-new employee time management software solution. It marries an ease-of-use interface with rock solid MySQL database stability to deliver the ultimate in time capturing software solutions. Time Machine can be configured as a stand-alone, walk up time clock station, or a per workstation, multi-user time capture utility.

Product:

Time Machine 1.0

Price:

$29

Website:

http://www.conceptualize.com/Pages/tm.html

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