Smart Scroll 3.1 is out. "This version adds support for ClarisWorks 4 & 5, and it makes it possible for Netscape's own Live Scrolling to be used with proportional scrollbars."
Power Computing support We previously covered an incident where Henry Phillips was told he had to return his computer for a warranty CD-ROM drive repair, rather than having Power Computing simply ship out a new drive. A Power Computing tech rep implied that this change in policy was related to Power's transition to Apple. However Chris Heatherly (of Power Computing) offered the following clarification:
"In the past, we have offered piece parts exchanges as a courtesy to our customers. While this method may … Read more
However, according to Michael Macrone, the new version still does not fix the documented conflict between FinderPop and QuicKeys 3.5.2r1 in Mac OS 8. At least on his Mac, "the same thing still happens. When I attempt to use any of several contextual menu modules (not the … Read more
"Aladdin Systems is currently investigating reports of some problems running the True Finder Integration control panel. We are examining the possible causes of the problems but do not have conclusive evidence yet. We have not been able to identify the exact nature of the problem nor whether it is caused solely by an Aladdin product."
The full message also offers some fairly standard troubleshooting advice. One of the problems specifically mentioned is "discoloration (colored noise) in … Read more
The release version of the OS is expected to automatically disable current versions of Conflict Catcher 4 if … Read more
Cross platform help Need help surviving in a cross-platform Mac-Windows environment? Check out MacWindows Tutorials. (Thanks, Kurt Kroeger.) Digital camera support As the PowerWatch page fades into the sunset (along with Power Computing itself), Webmaster Jeff Keller shifts his attention to a new project: the Digital Camera Resource Page. Bare Feats The old MacBuzz Labs site is now "Bare Feats."
Software & Hardware Tracker II, a FileMaker Pro 3.0/4.0 relational database, is out. SmartKeys 3.2, a typing/typesetting utility, is out. Spam Blaster 1.5 is now up to beta11. DragThing 2.1 … Read more
ShrinkWrap For those concerned about the problem mounting ShrinkWrap files on large hard disks (as mentioned last time), a couple of readers said that they prefer Apple's Disk Copy 6.x in any case.