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MacEdition Pro News : June 3, 2002: Pocket drives, Bubble Trouble, Finder nomenclature and NewerTech returns

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MicroGB, micro pricing

WiebeTech, maker of the MicroGB pocket drives, has announced price reductions on its line of FireWire/USB/USB2 drives. According to the press release, the prices are reduced as much as $160. Capacities available are up to 48GB.

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble ...

... for folks wanting to get any real work done, that is. Ambrosia has released yet another anti-productivity application, Bubble Trouble X, where “Bubble Trouble is now swimming in Aqua on Mac OS X, along with a spiffy new level editor.” Everyone into the aquarium!

A Finder file by any other name ...

... would probably have gotten that way via A Better Finder Rename (ABFR) from Publicspace.net. ABFR is shareware and costs $14.95. Never heard of ABFR? Have no clue what it is? Hint #1: Look at the name. Hint #2 (from the abstract that accompanied the press release):

A Better Finder Rename is a contextual menu plugin for the Macintosh Finder which allows users to quickly rename multiple files. A Better Finder Rename is ideally suited for Macintosh Webmasters, users who need to transfer files from or to Windows or Unix, as well as for all other Macintosh users who deal with large numbers of files.

The actual feature list is long and varied. Full details can be found on the Publicspace.net Web site.

NewerTech selects Other World Computing as exclusive distributor

NewerTech (Newer Systems Technology, Inc.) is back from the grave and raring to go. In fact, Other World Computing and Newer announced the following:

WOODSTOCK, Ill. - May 28, 2002 - Other World Computing (OWC), a leading provider of products and services for the Macintosh marketplace, today announced that it has been named as the exclusive worldwide distributor of all Newer Systems Technology, Inc. (d.b.a. Newer Technology, Inc.) products. All sales and distribution of Newer Technology’s products will be handled from OWC’s Woodstock facility.

Welcome back, NewerTech, and we look forward to what you bring to the market!

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