The folks at
have a whole line of products specifically geared to the Titanium PowerBook in the pipline. They’re already taking pre-orders for the various items, which will be released over the next two month, Sales Manager Nigel Shanks told MacCentral.
The first product out the door (and due April 1) is the US$58 MadsonLine G4 Saver, a neoprene carrying bag designed to protect your TiPB from marks and scratches with quarter-inch neoprene protection. Two other products are due to ship April 23. One is the $88 G4 MicroAdapter (Limited Edition), which Shanks said is the “world’s smallest PowerBook AC Adapter” (it weighs five ounces). Its DC cord and connector plug have been designed to work with the new Apple portable. Also due on the 23rd is the $20 G3-to-G4 “Generation Gap” Adapter Converter, which can be used to convert your existing G3 Micro-Adapter to work with the TiPB. (The converter will work with all PowerBook adapters from the PowerBook 1400 through the FireWire PowerBook).
Due for arrival on May 21 are the G4 MicroAdapter and the G4 Auto/Air Adapter. The former is “the world’s smallest PowerBook AC Adapter” redesigned for the TiPB (this model comes with MadsonLine’s space-saving L-shape plug).
The latter is an EmPower plug adapter that lets you connect your PowerBook to a standard car cigarette lighter or the EmPower socket in your airline seat. It, too, has been redesigned for the PowerBook G4 with MadsonLine’s space saving right-angled power plug. Plus, the tansformer integrated into the barrel of the adapter to reduce size. The G4 MicroAdapter is $88; the G4 Auto/Air Adapter is $75. If you just need an airline adapter, Madsonline plans to release a $39 G4 EmPower Airline Adapter, which will offer a straight cable from an EmPower Airline socket to TiPB on May 28.
According to the folks at
Onflow Corp., a technology company specializing in broadcast-quality graphic animations in small file sizes, over two million Onflow Players have now been installed on Macs and Wintel systems. The Player is a micro plug-in that installs and allows viewers to observe Onflow’s rich, interactive graphical content and games on their computers at any connection speed.
Onflow’s closed loop system lets you create, serve, target, and account for online ads. It’s targeted to advertisers, agencies, publishers, and Web creators. The player lets you view the content created by the system.
MacBrowse has released DataShell 1.1, a driver solution that allows FutureBASIC 3 developers to use Valentina XCMD, an object-relational, SQL-powered database engine, in their applications. FutureBASIC from
is a development environment for the Mac that’s based on the popular BASIC language. DataShell 1.1 comes with a full reference manual, example projects and product demos, and is available direct from
for US $49.95.
Piranha and 4 SIGHT, the product division of WAM!NET,
that 4 SIGHT’s Transmission Manager software will be packaged with Piranha Byte compression technology. Piranha, which specializes in data compression technology and workflow solutions, will provide a customized version of Byte to 4 SIGHT. Transmission Manager is the leading ISDN solution in Europe.