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TidBITS#504/01-Nov-99

Mac OS 9’s new networking features may be tantalizing, but the gory details that Geoff Duncan’s in-depth look reveals could give you pause. We also start a two-part article by Jerry Kindall about encoding MP3 files; next week’s issue will bring a comparison of five Macintosh MP3 encoders. In the news, we track Aladdin Systems going public, improvements to the AppleCare program, and the releases of DiskWarrior 1.1 and MasterJuggler Pro 2.0.3 and 2.1.

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MasterJuggler Pro Tracks More Fonts

MasterJuggler Pro Tracks More Fonts -- Alsoft has released two new versions of its font management utility MasterJuggler Pro to provide Mac OS 9 compatibility and expand the number of fonts that can be opened simultaneously

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DiskWarrior Update Adds Mac OS 9 Support

DiskWarrior Update Adds Mac OS 9 Support -- Alsoft's repair utility DiskWarrior has been updated to version 1.1, taking advantage of file system improvements introduced in Mac OS 9 (see "Fighting Corruption with Alsoft's DiskWarrior" in TidBITS-486)

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Apple Revises AppleCare

Apple Revises AppleCare -- Apple Computer has significantly revised its AppleCare Protection Plan (formerly known as AppleCare Extended Service) since we wrote about it in "Should You Get AppleCare?" in TidBITS-478

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Aladdin Systems Goes Public

Aladdin Systems Goes Public -- In an unusual event in the Macintosh industry, Aladdin Systems, makers of the StuffIt family of compression products and numerous other Mac utilities, has gone public via a "reverse merger," which involves a private company merging with a dormant public company so its shares can be traded on public stock exchanges

Jerry Kindall No comments

Making MP3s, Part 1

Although MP3 is turning into a great way to expose yourself to new music - like the new single "Icicle" from local Michigan band Troll for Trout, or Alan Parsons' "Dr

Geoff Duncan No comments

Mac OS 9 with a Net

Previously, we looked at some installation and compatibility issues with Mac OS 9, as well as some major new features: Sherlock 2, Multiple Users and Voice Verification, plus the Keychain and Apple File Security