Meanwhile, Action Files 1.1 is "very close" to being released.
However, you will not need to run benchmark tests to confirm that the G3 card really speeds things up. You'll notice it from the instant you turn on your Mac. Everything you do takes … Read more
Speed and connection improvements Good news to report. Chuck Griffin writes: This new upgrade is a major improvement to our network. It has dramatically speeded up the startup process on the desktops. The way the network has been working, when starting up a computer, and the extension loading comes to AppleShare, it stops for as long as 45 seconds as it appears to search the network. With the upgrade, the slowdown is for about 3 seconds. The second issue is that even though the server software is set up to … Read more
Frank Heller confirms this: "I was informed that the PS 5.0 type engine had been changed to the point where ATR could no longer support the ability to preview fonts in their actual typeface. Adobe has been rather tight-lipped about a fix."
File Match Bill Williams uses Iomega's File Match application to match folders from his hard disk onto Zip backups. He found that File Match stopped working after he installed the latest Iomega driver from the 6.0.1 software. It gave a warning message that said: "File Match only works with Iomega drives." When he restored the previous driver (5.0.3), File Match worked again.
1-Step A reader purchased Virtual PC so that he could "de-archive Zip disks from a PC which … Read more
AOL access The article states that to get local access numbers from America Online, "Just select Member Services and click on Connecting to AOL." AOL's Gene Steinberg wrote that it is probably faster to simply select Keyword (Command-K) and type "Access."
ISPs for international travel Regarding ISPs that are recommended for international travel, Roger Ebert noted that I did not mention CompuServe. I was reluctant to mention it because its future seemed uncertain at … Read more
Pat Lee (of Dantz) explained that this is an advanced feature that is actually working correctly. It essentially tells Express not to copy already compressed files. More specifically, Pat stated: "The Compression Filter selector is a selector we use to not attempt to software compress files that are already compressed. Attempting software compression on a file that is already compressed will take more time and not save space. What this selector does is Exclude files … Read more
John Rizzo (of MacWEEK and Computer Currents) wrote: "I have not run into any of the problems you report. Since I received my unit well after Macworld put their review to bed, I suspect that problem has been corrected at this point. The CoolDVD SCSI kit now ships with a second-generation DVD-ROM Pioneer drive. The only problem I've encountered is that the fast forward and reverse controls on the Apple CD Audio Player control panel don'… Read more