Want to fight back against spam? Depending on where you live, you may be able to sue spammers for filling up your mailbox. Brady Johnson begins a multi-part article about the legal reactions to spam in the United States. Also in this issue, Jeff Carlson explains how he transitioned from Emailer to Eudora, and we note Apple’s second-quarter profits and the releases of FileMaker Developer 5 and REALbasic 2.1. Test your Macintosh knowledge with this week’s quiz!
Apple Announces $233 Million Profit and 2-for-1 Split -- Last week, Apple Computer announced a $233 million profit for its second fiscal quarter of the year
REALbasic 2.1 Available -- REAL Software has released REALbasic 2.1, an update to its popular BASIC-derived programming environment for the Macintosh. (See "REALbasic 2.0 Gets Real" in TidBITS-493 for an overview of version 2.0.) The latest update provides extensive improvements for compiling REALbasic projects for Windows, improves both performance and database access, and fixes a number of bugs
FileMaker Developer 5 Ships -- FileMaker Inc. has released FileMaker Developer 5, a collection of tools, utilities, and documentation enabling the creation of stand-alone databases and customized Web publishing solutions
Poll Results: TidBITS is Ten! Almost 1,400 people participated in last week's poll asking when you started reading TidBITS, and it took a few days for me to figure out why 1993, 1994, and 1995 were the most popular answers
Quiz Preview: Eject This! It's time to take a break from polls and test your knowledge of the Macintosh again. The question on our home page this week is, "What do you hold down at startup to eject removable media?" You can choose from among eight answers, and if you submit an answer to the quiz, we'll tell you not only which answer is correct, but also what happens with all of the incorrect answers
As the Internet has evolved to provide ever more opportunities to separate fools from their money, the number of people trying to do just that has also increased
Earlier this year, I took a deep breath and changed my primary email application from Claris Emailer to Eudora. Normally, jumping from one application to another is no big deal