Build-to-order graphics card options from Apple (800/692-7753,
www.apple.com ) and ATI (905/882-2600,
www.ati.com ): Mac users who buy their Power Mac G4s and G4 Cubes through Apple’s online store can have ATI’s new Radeon graphics processor card installed for an extra $100.
New printers from leading Mac developers: Epson (800/873-7766,
www.espon.com ) is rolling out three four-color USB printers–the $99 Stylus Color 777, the $149 Stylus Color 880, and the $249 Stylus Color 980. IBM (888/746-7426,
www.ibm.com ) released the $399 Infoprint 12, a 25-pound USB laser printer. Hewlett-Packard (800/ 552-8500,
www.hp.com ) is now shipping the $399 DeskJet 990C, the $399 PhotoSmart 1215, and the $499 PhotoSmart 1218. All three printers include 1,200-by-2,400-pixel dpi mode, and the PhotoSmart models have built-in Flash and SmartMedia card slots.
An AGP version of the Voodoo5 5500 graphics card from 3dfx Interactive (888/367-3339,
www.3dfx.com ): the graphics processor developer planned to release only a PCI version to the Mac market. But a version that uses the AGP expansion interface could be available by the time you read this.
BBEdit by Bare Bones Software (781/687-0700,
www.barebones.com ): BBEdit 6.0 lets users edit multibyte text and offers Open Scripting Architecture support. The $119 HTML- and text-editing application also supports HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0, and WML 1.1. Current users can upgrade for $39.
Media Cleaner by Terran Interactive (800/577-3443,
www.terran.com ): Now called Cleaner 5, the updated video-processing software can capture digital video directly from a DV camera, add interactive content, and encode content for use on the Web. The program sells for $599, the upgrade for $179.
FastTrack Schedule by AEC Software (800/346-9413/
www.aecsoft.com ): With FastTrack Schedule 7.0’s customization and automation options, users can track resources and display a project’s status in weeks or months. The new version sells for $299, and a $99 upgrade is available.