Many readers reported the dropped connection problem (where accessing an x2 line - or even a V.90 line in some cases - results in a dropped connection about 2 minutes after logging on). For example, Brett Wickens writes: "My connection is always dropped within 2 minutes, and my connection speed hovers around 45K. My ISP is Netcom, who operates both x2 and V.90 on the same number - the sound of the carrier handshake is now considerably different, so I assume the connection is … Read more
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Later this summer Symantec will release Norton Utilities for Macintosh (NUM) version 4.0. The new version of NUM will include compatibility with Apple's new HFS Plus extended file system and several other great new features.
The first module to be available … Read more
MaBaSoft's Quit CSM 1.4.1 is out. It fixes an internal bug which could cause the computer to freeze at startup. A bug concerning the "Exclude" and "Include" commands has also been fixed.
WormScanner 1.0.1 is out. This new version of the utility for detecting and eradicating the AutoStart 9805 virus adds two new features: (1) When a file cannot be deleted, WormScanner attempts to make it visible and move it to the … Read more
Caller ID? Luke Hamburg tried the update and found a surprise. It added a feature called "Caller ID, Distinctive Ring" that he had not seen documented elsewhere (although he may have missed it). He writes: "Sure enough, when I fired up PhoneWatcher and did a test call, the modem properly reported the incoming Caller ID info."
x2 connection problem? Bill Ambrose reports a problem with using the upgrade: "The modem now drops its connection within the first 2 minutes of … Read more
Jon Mau reasserts that the converters worked fine for him in Word 98. Todd Hufnagel also reports success.