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This week we are anticipating our first snowfall as we wrap up another issue of TidBITS, which brings you news of Mac price cuts, ClarisWorks 4.0v2, an Asian Macintosh clone licensee, and Apple's Chinese Dictation Kit. This week's articles include reviews of World Wide Web Weaver 1.0 and Starry Night 1.01, a planetarium simulator, and the issue ends with the first part of an overview of PPP Internet connection software.
Another capitalist feeding frenzy season is upon us, and we at TidBITS are going to help in our usual fashion, by soliciting new, unique, or interesting gift ideas for the Macintosh user on your listShow full article
Apple Cuts Prices on Consumer Macs -- Apple announced Friday it was cutting prices on a series of Performa and Power Macintosh models (including two DOS Compatible models) in an effort to target holiday shoppers and year-end purchasersShow full article
ClarisWorks Update -- Claris's recent release of ClarisWorks 4.0v2 fixes a number of problems and enables ClarisWorks 4 users to save files in ClarisWorks 2.0, 3.0 and 3.1 formatShow full article
UMAX Licences Mac OS -- On 27-Nov-95, UMAX Data Systems, Inc. (UDS) a Taiwanese manufacturer, announced an agreement with Apple to license the Mac OS and manufacture machines built to the PowerPC Platform beginning in late 1996Show full article
Apple Announces Chinese Dictation System -- On 28-Nov-95, Apple announced a Chinese Dictation Kit, which converts spoken Mandarin (Putonghua) speech into simplified or traditional Chinese textShow full article
Best Enterprises recently released World Wide Web Weaver 1.0. This commercial release looks like Best Enterprise's shareware HTML Web Weaver, but its code is totally newShow full article
Silicon Valley doesn't have a monopoly on good software, of course, but when it comes to planetarium simulators, the United States may well be trailing behindShow full article
As an increasing number of people access the Internet via a Mac and a modem, the software they use to connect becomes increasingly important. The connection software combination of MacTCP and either a SLIP or PPP program has become popular, because it gives people full TCP-based Internet connections that enable them to run programs like Anarchie, Netscape, NewsWatcher, and EudoraShow full article