After more than a year of silence about the fate of NetObjects Fusion for the Mac, NetObjects (888/449-6400, http://www.netobjects.com ) has announced it will no longer develop a Mac version of the Web-authoring program.Musical Chairs
The programs may be the same but the names have changed. Corel (800/772-6735, http://www.corel.com ) has acquired rights to Ultimatte KnockOut, a $99 masking program that works with native Adobe Photoshop files (see Reviews January 1999). ScanSoft (978/977-2000, http://www.scansoft.com ), which recently acquired the rights to MetaCreations' consumer software products, is offering Kai's Photo Soap 2, SuperGoo, and Power Show in a single $50 package known as PhotoFactoryHP Support
Hewlett-Packard (800/552-8500, http://www.hp.com ) has added Mac compatibility to its HP 2500CM Professional Series color ink-jet printer. The printer, aimed at workgroups, includes Adobe PostScript 3 drivers.Message Center
Smith Micro Software (949/362-5800, http://www.smithmicro.com ) has announced HotFax MessageCenter Pro, a voice-messaging system for the Mac. Users can manage telephone calls and voice messages, taking advantage of multiple voice mailboxes and fax-on-demand capabilities.
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