Think you can hack it? If so, check out Adam’s article on the results of the annual Hack Contest at MacHack and how these software zealots continue to push the boundaries of what Macs can do. Also this week, Adam starts a two-part article on what’s new in the recent Eudora 4.2 update. In the news, we note Power On Software’s acquisition of Now Up-to-Date and Now Contact, and the releases of updates to graphics utilities Snapz Pro and PhotoGIF.
Power On Nabs Now PIMs and Eudora Planner -- In a continuing quest to resurrect Now Software's suite of software, Power On Software announced today that they have licensed Now Contact and Now Up-to-Date from Qualcomm, plus acquired the rights to Eudora Planner
Macworld NY 1999 Netter's Dinner -- Details are sketchy, but a Netter's Dinner will be happening again this year at Macworld in New York on 21-Jul-99. Check the page below for details - pre-registration is strongly encouraged
Snapz Pro 2 Adds TIFF, QuickTime Movie Support -- Ambrosia Software has released Snapz Pro 2, a major upgrade to the company's shareware screen capture utility (for a review, see "Say Cheese! Snapz Pro" in TidBITS-372)
PhotoGIF 3.5 Improves Color Processing -- BoxTop Software has updated PhotoGIF to version 3.5, improving the GIF-creation utility's core color reduction algorithms and revamping its PhotoGIF Filter component
Terminology surrounding email programs is rife with postal allusions, although many people don't realize that Eudora the email program is named in honor of American writer Eudora Welty, specifically because of her short story "Why I Live at the P.O." I hear quite a bit about postal service, since my father is a rural mail carrier in upstate New York, and it occurred to me that Eudora Pro has a bit in common with the United States Postal Service: both handle vast quantities of mail, emphasize efficiency over appearance, and do the job day in and day out.
Matt Neuburg wrote about Eudora Pro 4.0 in TidBITS-424; with its just-released Eudora Pro 4.2, Qualcomm continues to deliver with Eudora, adding more significant features than the s
Most often, the primary news items that appear in the press after MacHack are the results of the Hack Contest, run by the MacHax Group at MacHack every year