REALbasic 2.1 Available -- REAL Software has released REALbasic 2.1, an update to its popular BASIC-derived programming environment for the Macintosh. (See "REALbasic 2.0 Gets Real" in TidBITS-493 for an overview of version 2.0.) The latest update provides extensive improvements for compiling REALbasic projects for Windows, improves both performance and database access, and fixes a number of bugs. Version 2.1 is a free update for registered users of REALbasic 2.0. REALbasic Standard Edition is $150; the Professional Edition is $350 and offers enhanced database support and the capability of compiling for Windows. (Volume and academic discounts are available.) You can also download REALbasic (2.7 MB), and it will function as a demo for 30 days. [GD]
iCal Alerts You Can't Miss
Did you miss that tiny little iCal alert dialog? Use a more prominent Open File alarm.
First save an image, text file, sound, or movie that will really fill your screen and grab your attention.
Select an iCal event and choose Open File as the alert type. Choose your unmissable file as the one to open.
Set more alerts with more files to open for the same event if you like. You won't miss an appointment with one of these alerts!
- REALbasic 2.0 Gets Real (16 Aug 99)