Move over PhoneNet, HomeLINE has arrived! Farallon’s new HomeLINE products let you network Macs and PCs by plugging them into existing telephone jacks, all without interruption to voice or DSL connections. Also, Jeff Carlson looks at the file synchronization utility Synchronize, we note the release of the Macintosh SETI@home client (plus announce the TidBITS SETI@home team), and Apple unveils the winners of the fourth annual Apple Design Awards.
SETI Brings Space Exploration to Home Macs -- The SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) project is now offering a Macintosh version of its SETI@home client, an idle-time screen saver application that crunches data collected from the Arecibo radio telescope in 340K "work units" downloaded from SETI's servers
Apple Announces Software Design Award Winners -- Apple Computer has announced the winners of the fourth annual Apple Design Awards competition, with REAL Software's REALbasic 1.0 and Alsoft's Disk Warrior 1.0 taking home multiple honors
Although my PowerBook G3 now acts as my main computer, both on the road and on my desk, my earlier PowerBook 5300 existed primarily as a satellite machine
Farallon has always held a special place amongst Macintosh networking vendors for taking the simple and making it even simpler. The company rose to prominence in the mid-1980's after realizing that a LocalTalk signal could be carried over regular phone cabling instead of the custom cable included with Apple's relatively expensive LocalTalk Connector Kits