Multifunction peripherals from Hewlett-Packard (800/552-8500,
www.hp.com ): The $499 OfficeJet G55 and $799 OfficeJet G85 should ship in November. Both MFPs include an integrated 36-bit, 600-dpi flatbed scanner and printing engine. The G85 doubles as a stand-alone color fax machine.
A DV camera from iRez (480/922-0044,
www.irez.com ): The KritterDigital can process uncompressed digital video on any FireWire-enabled Mac. The FireWire-based companion to iRez’s Kritter USB cameras sells for $200.
A lawsuit by Apple (800/692-7753,
www.apple.com ): The computer maker is suing anonymous Web posters whom it accuses of violating trade secrets. Apple charges that the defendants posted pictures of products such as the dual-processor Power Mac G4 and the Apple Pro Mouse on the Internet before they were announced.
A preview version of Netscape 6 (650/254-1900,
home.netscape.com ): The second preview edition of Netscape 6 includes skins to customize the interface, new side- bar tabs, and support for multiple e-mail accounts.
Quicken by Intuit (800/446-8848,
www.intuit.com ): Quicken 2001 Deluxe features simplified searches, new reminders and alerts, more online banking options, and tighter integration with the Quicken.com Web site. The software sells for $60, with a $20 rebate for Quicken users who upgrade.
Flash by Macromedia (800/457-1774,
www.macromedia.com ): Flash 5 sports a redesigned interface that will appear in other Macromedia Web applications. Flash users can upgrade for $149. The vector animation tool sells for $399.
Eudora by Qualcomm (800/238-3672,
www.eudora.com ): Eudora 5 adds e-mail usage statistics and a sharing protocol for groups of users. The free version of the e-mail client contains banner ads, while the ad-free version sells for $40.