CDFinder, originally reviewed in issue 5.03, has been updated to version 2.7.1. AppleScript support has been improved in this version with an integrated “Scripts” menu and several new sample scripts. The new version includes fixes for bugs including USB scrolling mice and file renaming. CDFinder now supports live scrolling when running on computer with OS 8.1 or later. Finally, this version boasts compatibility with the upcoming release of Mac OS 9.0.2.
eFax Messenger was released as an update to the eFax Microviewer software originally reviewed in ATPM 5.09. eFax Messenger adds the ability to listen to voicemail messages, a feature that has since been added to the free eFax service reviewed in ATPM 5.06. Also, an immovable advertising bar has been added to the top of the screen when the application is active.
Since ATPM reviewed ShrinkWrap 3.5, Aladdin has made several improvements. ShrinkWrap now creates StuffIt 5.5 archives, self-mounting images (SMIs) now mount with color icons, and several bugs have been fixed (but not the one mentioned in the review). ShrinkWrap 3.5.1 also creates smaller images when using the “Don’t copy unused blocks” preference, and when using StuffIt compression for HFS+ volumes.
Voodoo3 drivers v1.0b11
The new beta version of the Macintosh Voodoo3 drivers sports three major improvements over the previous beta. First, Star Wars Episode I Racer now works with OpenGL acceleration. Second, multiple-monitor support using the Macs built-in ATI graphics card is improved. Third, fog is now supported. These are still beta drivers, however, so there are still some issues that need to be worked out. For instance, multiple-monitor support, while improved, still has one known bug that can be seen when switching the menu bar between screens.
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There are far too many Mac products these days for us to review each one, or even keep up with all the ones we have reviewed. Indeed, many shareware authors are revving their products more than once a month! The Update section is where we acknowledge significant new versions of products that we have previously reviewed. If new features, bug fixes, or other revisions are substantial enough to change our assessment of a piece of software, we will generally publish a full review of the new version.