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|The Mac is dead. Long live the Mac. Steve Jobs is back and he
has orchestrated the rebirth of a company only reported dead by
the media. Sure Apple has problems and the turnout by vendors
and Mac folks in Boston reflected that fact.
BUT there was lots of great Mac stuff showing at the show and we have the best of it... as usual.
|PhotoVista||Live Picture||This is sooo cooool we can't stand it.|
|Kai's Photo Soap||MetaCreations||Touch up your images like a Photoshop pro w/o Photoshop.|
|Digital Mavica Camera||Sony||Uses any old floppy disk to store pictures. Street price under $400.|
|Mask Pro||Extensis||Smart masking tool to cut out a subject from its background. Must have|
|Virtual PC||Connectix||Another amazing software concoction from the gods of Mac software. I had Windows 95 up and running on my 7300 in under 5 minutes... what to do next... play some games, I guess.|
|Hotline||Hotline Communications||Better, cheaper, and still very high end photo compostion for the professional designer but priced for the future designer. John Sculley included at no extra charge.|
|FreePPP & Gearbox||Rockstar Studios||A FileMaker database you can relate to. Those who know the old FM will not have to relearn anything but there's a portal here to a new world of information you'll like.|
|PCI Serial Port Cards||KeySpan||A suite of enhancements for the rest of us. Shortcuts included for the beginner and advanced user. In fact no one could possibly use all the features and that's a great feature in itself.|
|OS 8||Apple||Online Mac-banking included in a good upgrade.|
|PowerCenter Pro 180||Power Computing||Copland-class Open Doc programming application-maker for Internet tasks disguised as a simple desktop application anyone can use now!|
|MacAddict||Imagine||Make MacSweaters in your spare time and have time left over... for more sweaters?!|
|Quantum Books||Quantum Books||Too cool and probably too expensive Mac furniture from Maine. BUT you'll love it... no formica trees sacrificed in the manufacture.|
|Tech Girl's Internet Adventure||IDG Books Worldwide||The backup software hits a new generation.|
|MicroCenter||MicroCenter of Cambridge MA|
|Star Festival||Botticelli Interactive||Build-it-yourself Internet browsers and applications aimed at teachers but hits the need of everyone with a story to tell on the web.|
|Trip Mate||DeLorme Mapping||But of course. Beyond is a must read for Robin Williams fans... who did I leave out? The Beyond refers to a quick and easy expansion of the original Typewriter matter for the person interested in good design with type: both the how and why are made simple here.|
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