StuffIt Deluxe 5.0 Announced -- Aladdin Systems has announced StuffIt Deluxe 5.0, a major release of their popular compression program. StuffIt Deluxe 5.0's main new feature is a new compression format that's 20 percent smaller and provides compatibility with Windows. Also included in StuffIt Deluxe 5.0 are support for MacBinary III, compatibility with Mac OS 8.5, additional "Archive Via Rename" functionality for .hqx and .bin, fast conversion of self-extracting archives to StuffIt archives, and new support for Outlook Express and Mailsmith in the "Stuff and Mail" feature. Aladdin expects to ship StuffIt Deluxe 5.0 by the end of October for an estimated street price of $79.95; user group pricing will be $49.95. Existing StuffIt Deluxe and DropStuff owners - plus owners of AutoDoubler, DiskDoubler and the Eudora Productivity Toolkit - can upgrade to StuffIt Deluxe 5.0 for $29.95 through 31-Mar-99 with proof of purchase (such as your Aladdin registration number, or by faxing a photocopy of a receipt, manual, or disk to Customer Service at 831/761-6206). StuffIt Deluxe requires a 68020 Mac or later with 8 MB of RAM and System 7.5.3 or later. [ACE]
Adding Links in Snow Leopard's Mail
Apple Mail in Snow Leopard now has a Command-key shortcut for adding a link to an email.
If you use plain-text email, this will not be helpful at all, but if you send styled email, it's a nice shortcut for adding URLs to your email messages. Simply select the word(s) you want to make into a link, press Command-K, and enter the URL to build into the link.