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This TidBITS issue roams far and wide, with MailBITS about Green Disk, a company that creates recycled floppy disks, a CodeWarrior Web site, comments about Timbuktu, and other announcements. The issue continues with a report about a QuickMail client for the Newton called EnRoute, a look at several software packages that teach and translate between languages, a look at a pair of security programs for public Macs, and a review of RedShift, a CD for astronomy enthusiasts.

Adam Engst No comments

Tom Abbott

Tom Abbott and Glenn Tiffert tell us that the current versions of the Japanese and Chinese Language Kits don't work with System 7.5, and that users of those script systems will reportedly have to wait for version 1.1.1, due out at the end of the year

Tonya Engst No comments


GreenDisk -- Kudos to GreenDisk, a company that recycles obsolete floppy disks and manuals to make fresh floppy disks, which Craig O'Donnell recently brought to our attention

Adam Engst No comments

Arrange 2.0

Arrange 2.0, the personal information manager from Common Knowledge, is now shipping, although it unfortunately still has (in my opinion) serious limits on the amount of text per note

Adam Engst No comments


Apple has a new Web server that currently serves only one purpose - to provide another way to reach the software archives on . The server does have a number of pages under construction that might prove interesting later on

Adam Engst No comments

Ashley Barnard

Ashley Barnard of the Arizona Mac Users Group writes to tell us that AMUG has released the latest version of their BBS in a Box CD-ROM (Volume XII) in ISO format, which means that PC-based BBSs can now provide files from the CD-ROM for Macintosh users

Mark Richman No comments

Timbuktu Pro and ARA

Mark Richman writes: I just wanted to add one point to your otherwise excellent article on Timbuktu Pro. You mentioned in passing that the Pro version works with ARA, but did not go into details

Mark H. Anbinder No comments

CE Adds to Newton Mailbox

Director of Technical Services, Baka Industries Inc. CE Software added more communications capability to Newton MessagePads with its recent introduction of EnRoute, a $129 QuickMail client developed by Netstrategy Software

Mike McLane No comments

Sprechen Sie Macintosh?

One ray of sunshine at the recent Boston Macworld Expo was the foreign language software. Foreign language software has two major categories - instructional and translation