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  • Password Manager For Safety With the discovery of keychain vulnerabilities to phishing, Lava Software is now shipping PasswordVault v5.1, a simple and practical enterprise-level password manager for Windows, MacOS X (Universal Binary), MacOS Classic and Linux(i86) -- to safely deal with passwords.
  • Restore Deleted iPod Files Apple iPod Songs Data Recovery software is easy safe Read-only and Non-Destructive iPod Data retrieval software utility.
  • Intellectual Property Rights at risk Intellectual Property Rights Remain Unprotected as Russia Seeks WTO Accession. International Anti-Piracy Caucus co-chairs urge caution on U.S.-Russia Agreement
  • B/W Styler for B/W conversion B/W Styler is a Photoshop plugin for B/W conversion, working with Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop Elements, Photo-Paint, Photo Plus, IrfanView and PhotoImpact. It supports 8bit and 16bit RGB images.
  • iView MediaPro 3.1.2 MediaPro now delivers significantly more robust performance, including clearer error reporting and improved memory handling for both Mac and Windows customers, as well as a number of minor feature enhancements.
  • Opendocument Template Competition Submit templates and clip art to arm the new Openoffice and win prizes, fame and fortune in the Openoffice.org Documentation Project Template and Clipart Competition.
  • DVD Slideshows for Windows Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder 2.0 Released ... create slide show presentations using digital photos, video, music and transitions in Windows
  • Printools XT for QuarkXPress now Universal Binary Printools XT for QuarkXPress now Universal Binary - batch printing, preflighting, print renaming, PostScript, real-time previews and more for the Quark user
  • PhotoProto Transform Photoshop Artwork PhotoProto marks the first user interface design tool created specifically for designers who build interactive devices and custom GUIs.
  • DEVON Updates DEVONtechnologies updates all its commercial applications: the document and information managers DEVONthink Professional and Personal, the Internet research agent and alternative Web browser DEVONagent, and the intelligent notepad application DEVONnote.
  • Macromedia Flash 8 Courses TeachMeIT has released the introductory course on Macromedia Flash 8 Professional -- stay on the leading edge ... easily
  • Visualize Your Data Visualize Your Data with Chart ModelKit for .NET. Chart ModelKit for MS .NET Framework, a software component specially elaborated for constructing high fidelity charts and diagrams.
  • Configuring a Windows Server 2003 cluster This how-to article by Team uCertify gets you started on planning and setting up a Windows server cluster
  • Free QuarkXPress Tools... XChange International limited time offer of a free ProPack with the purchase of a QuarkXPress 7 upgrade or full product - special one-time offer XPert Tools and QX-Tools upgrade to ProPack 7 for QuarkXPress 7 ... if you plan to upgrade, this is a killer deal!
  • Picture Roller: ultimate picture manager Organize, create albums, slideshows, and share your albums via web or e-mail. It's easy and quick...
  • Swiss Army Knife for Color ColorCache Swiss Army Knife for Color packs in a color picker, color scheme generator, web preview tools and much more
  • Magic Sharpener Amazing image sharpening Photoshop-compatible plug-in for Windows. It allows a user to get dramatically improved the look of images without color halos and increased color noise.
  • Produce Better Color no matter which type of digital camera is used to shoot an image,the computer, software, monitor, and output device (printer, projector, oron the Web) must work together to reproduce the actual and intended color for display
  • GoMom tips for Moms holiday success GO MOM !NC shows Moms how to make their 2006 holiday season one for the memory books. By tackling their schedule with a month at a time mentality, Moms will realize their goals to truly enjoy their family through the wonder of the season.
  • Take the drag out of file transfers Ambrosia's Dragster, a file transfer utility for MacOS X 10.4 or later that takes the drag out of file transfers. Just drag and drop files or folders on Dragster's icon in the Dock, and away they go!
  • Preparing artwork for print Today's easy computers and operating systems has brought more and more Rob Cubbon, DTP and publishing expert helps beginners learn how to prepair artwork for print.
  • Password Manager For Safety With the discovery of keychain vulnerabilities to phishing, Lava Software is now shipping PasswordVault v5.1, a simple and practical enterprise-level password manager for Windows, MacOS X (Universal Binary), MacOS Classic and Linux(i86) -- to safely deal with passwords.
  • Restore Deleted iPod Files Apple iPod Songs Data Recovery software is easy safe Read-only and Non-Destructive iPod Data retrieval software utility.
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  • Intellectual Property Rights at risk Intellectual Property Rights Remain Unprotected as Russia Seeks WTO Accession. International Anti-Piracy Caucus co-chairs urge caution on U.S.-Russia Agreement
  • B/W Styler for B/W conversion B/W Styler is a Photoshop plugin for B/W conversion, working with Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop Elements, Photo-Paint, Photo Plus, IrfanView and PhotoImpact. It supports 8bit and 16bit RGB images.
  • iView MediaPro 3.1.2 MediaPro now delivers significantly more robust performance, including clearer error reporting and improved memory handling for both Mac and Windows customers, as well as a number of minor feature enhancements.
  • Opendocument Template Competition Submit templates and clip art to arm the new Openoffice and win prizes, fame and fortune in the Openoffice.org Documentation Project Template and Clipart Competition.
  • DVD Slideshows for Windows Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder 2.0 Released ... create slide show presentations using digital photos, video, music and transitions in Windows
  • Printools XT for QuarkXPress now Universal Binary Printools XT for QuarkXPress now Universal Binary - batch printing, preflighting, print renaming, PostScript, real-time previews and more for the Quark user
  • PhotoProto Transform Photoshop Artwork PhotoProto marks the first user interface design tool created specifically for designers who build interactive devices and custom GUIs.
  • DEVON Updates DEVONtechnologies updates all its commercial applications: the document and information managers DEVONthink Professional and Personal, the Internet research agent and alternative Web browser DEVONagent, and the intelligent notepad application DEVONnote.
  • Macromedia Flash 8 Courses TeachMeIT has released the introductory course on Macromedia Flash 8 Professional -- stay on the leading edge ... easily
  • Visualize Your Data Visualize Your Data with Chart ModelKit for .NET. Chart ModelKit for MS .NET Framework, a software component specially elaborated for constructing high fidelity charts and diagrams.
  • Configuring a Windows Server 2003 cluster This how-to article by Team uCertify gets you started on planning and setting up a Windows server cluster
  • Writing Software documentation The ideal software would be free of errors and so easy to use that everybody would be familiar with it the minute they start the application. However, this is not the case in real life. So it needs really good documentation
  • Impact of New Media on Publishing These up-to-date reports provide in-depth research on where the print and publishing industry is going with the new media. For serious publishing professionals only.
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  • Quark XTensions in Universal Binary XChange International has released seven XTension products for QuarkXPress version 7 with support for Universal Binary which take advantage of the new Intel-based Macs
  • 14.1 megapixel DSLR We used to think 2 megapixels was nirvana. Now, Foveon has released a 14.1 megapixel X3 DSLR image sensor, the highest resolution X3 sensor available - providing a 40% increase in pixel count
  • Network Media Primer This is an extensive and well sourced primer on the tools, terms and equipment network mechanics and managers need to know about... Network Media Primer an extensive glossary of networking terms and tools
  • About Photoshop Elements 5 In a sea of digital photo software, online tutorials, books and books, an affordable pearl -- the newest Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage -- explains everything you need to know about Adobe Photoshop Elements 5
  • linkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Zevrix Solutions has rolled out version 2.0 of LinkOptimizer, the solution for reducing the size of images linked to Adobe InDesign document - save valuable storage space, time and reduce production costs by eliminating excessive image data.
  • Backup for Disaster Recovery What's the worst case scenario? Are you prepared? While this article was aimed at Windows users -- it does provides a solid foundation on the steps and terms used for proper backups
  • Weather for your site... Remember when it used to be a real pain to get a local weather button in your site? Not any more -- with Accuweather's free button service
  • IM Across the Net? Do you believe computer IM users would give up watching American Idol in order to IM with people on other services? That's what Yahoo and Microsoft say...
  • SAFARI books online SAFARI books online provides unlimited web access to more than 4,000 technical books with safari library service
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  • Digital printing reports analyze the market Digital Printing 2006: Growth and Convergence in the Marketplace - take a comprehensive look at the continued growth and expansion of digital printing into these key market segments.
  • Generating ideas It happened unexpectedly! Your business was doing pretty well, but one fine morning you started to notice that the sales started to diminish! What do you do? You need new, creative ideas now. Nowshade Kabir Generating ideas to overcome business downturn
  • Convert InDesign to Quark If you use Quark for desktop publishing -- ID2Q7 conversion tool -- a quick and easy way to convert InDesign files into QuarkXPress documents.
  • Keep Visitors in your Photo Gallery Eugene Panin provides tips to Keep Visitors in your Image Gallery... scripting to change images for fresh views
  • Practice of Design Inside/Outside: From the Basics to the Practice of Design, Second Edition - updated second edition of the classic bestseller from Malcolm Grear
  • Eddie Tapp on Digital Photography Tap into Tapp for Workflow Expertise "Photoshop Workflow Setups: Eddie Tapp on Digital Photography" -- put Photoshop in overdrive
  • JavaScript: The Definitive Guide JavaScript: The Definitive Guide The new edition has been thoroughly updated so that it covers JavaScript the way it is used today, rather than the way it was used in 2001.
  • HumanEyes 3D Unveils PrintPro 2.0 Award-winning 3D capture and creation software for design through print now offers: Fastest conversion of any 2D pictures to 3D - Timeline feature for precise creative control of Animation Effects and Flips
  • Ready,Set,Go! is BACK Many of you remember using RSG back at the dawn of desktop publishing -- which was no longer supported after the introduction of OS 9 for the Mac. I just found out it's been upgraded and is better than ever...
  • New Technology from CS Odessa Common architecture for all ConceptDraw applications provides you with the ability to open your documents in any ConceptDraw application ... New Technology from CS Odessa allows the resulting product to execute natively on any supported OS.
  • Default Folder X makes OS X Better It's no secret that OS X Finder windows have serious flaws. Default Folder fixes many of the flaws and poor design features in Apple's OS X folder navigation... make better use of Spotlight and more
  • Snapz Pro X Gets Upgrade We've said it before: Snapz is the best screen capture in the bizx. Now, Ambrosia Software has rolled out Snapz Pro X 2.0.3, an Intel-compatible update to this outstanding video capture product!
  • Typinator types it for you Typinator enables you to rapidly insert text or graphics into any type of application - Typinator's intuitive interface and ease-of-use result in immediate productivity gains
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  • Digital Photo Blow Up At last! Now you can enlarge digital JPG files and retain or enhance quality! Digital Photo Blow Up - offers the highest quality image enlargement available.
  • Get the Most from Your Digital Camera A complete bookshelf on mastering digital SLR photography * taking beautiful wedding pictures * exploring travel photography * getting perfect color every time.
  • Designer's Guide to Mac OS X Tiger This book is especially geared toward designers who've become comfortable working under Mac OS X and are ready now to make the Tiger transition.
  • Practice of Design Inside/Outside: From the Basics to the Practice of Design, Second Edition - updated second edition of the classic bestseller from Malcolm Grear
  • Digital printing reports analyze the market Digital Printing 2006: Growth and Convergence in the Marketplace - take a comprehensive look at the continued growth and expansion of digital printing into these key market segments.
  • HumanEyes 3D Unveils PrintPro 2.0 Award-winning 3D capture and creation software for design through print now offers: Fastest conversion of any 2D pictures to 3D - Timeline feature for precise creative control of Animation Effects and Flips
  • On The Job 2.1 Time Tracking Software On The Job 2.1, featuring new fixed rate tasks is the most elegant, and user friendly time tracking software on the Macintosh platform
  • Dreamweaver 8 Make Great Looking, Sophisticated Web Sites -- Create, Maintain, Update Them using Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual
  • Cashing in with Google This comprehensive guide takes a close look at advertising on the web-how it works and how Google's advertising programs can turn your site into a money maker.
  • Search Engine Optimization for the Rest of Us Nowshade Kabir gives an easy to understand essay on search engine optimization - if you've got a web site, you need this information
  • Multiply Ad Response But before you write off the Yellow Pages, you should do a bit of research... How To Multiply The Response To Your Yellow Pages Ad ( Or Any Other Print Ad )
  • Chris Georgenes to teach Flash Flash Design Portfolio-Builder Program -- Master Animator Chris Georgenes Instructs Creative Pros in Flash Animation for DesignMentor Training
  • ConceptDraw MINDMAP on iPod The new version of ConceptDraw MINDMAP 4.4 becomes the first application to bring mind maps to iPods. Why is this significant?
  • Great mistakes made going online A professional website is an important step in reaching potential clients -- Pawel Otto shares pointers and tips on making your web site work harder for your benefit...
  • Web Design The Right Way SitePoint Teaches Web Designers - Web Design The Right Way... authors take you through all HTML and CSS for fully accessible web sites
  • SuperDuper - Now with Growl SuperDuper! 2.1.2, the Intel compatible version of its insanely great disk copying utility for Mac OS X -- Shirt Pocket releases SuperDuper! 2.1.2 Heroic System Recovery for Mere Mortals - Now with Growl notification!
  • A new way of selecting color the color wheel doesn't always give you the colors you should have ... with the color picking tool GenoPal, developed by Genometri, the users are now experiencing a totally new way of exploring and matching colors
  • ConceptDraw MINDMAP Brainstorming ConceptDraw MINDMAP is your personal assistant when discussing ideas, making decisions and planning projects. It enables you to present information in a simple, visual way by building trees of ideas or Mind Maps.
  • QuarkXPress 7 arrives Quark Inc. ship QuarkXPress 7, the newest upgrade to QuarkXPress with new and innovative features that promote better design, faster production, and more efficient collaboration - transforming the business of creative communications.
  • OS X Font Conspiracy What to do when OS X says the font is no good??? Fonts in os X have become a nightmare for Mac users... it's a conspiracy -- but here's the fix
  • A Pile of CDs, now what? As computers, software, media formats change -- and file sizes balloon -- archiving files that you want to keep can become a problem. I found this solution out of necessity...
  • Search Engine Optimization for the Rest of Us Nowshade Kabir gives an easy to understand essay on search engine optimization
  • Website Design: DIY, Free or Pay? Okay... so do you design your own web page, get it done for free or pay someone to do it for you? Some people think they know the answer.
  • Turn Typos to Gold Rachel Phillips shares this interesting slant on finding bargains on eBay then reselling them for profit by exploiting eBay typos!
  • Red-eye reduction now patented the process of red-eye detection and red-eye removal for any digital filmless apparatus is described in a recent patent awarded to FotoNation
  • A Small Business Approach To Computer Downtime If it's true that the backbone of any small business is its employees, then it's fair to say that the muscle of many small businesses would have to be their computers. So what about computer downtime?
  • Hierarchical link trees Rich-featured hierarchical trees in web pages is now much more easy to produce. Scand LLC has launched dhtmlxTree version 1.3.
  • Goowy... David Wegley shares insights into the "web home away from home" web service called "Goowy"
  • CoffeeCup Software CoffeeCup Software is an extremely easy program for new and experienced web page designers to use -- a user's view...
  • Simplicity is the heart of effective web design Seasoned web designer Deepak Sharma shares the five major points of designing an effective web site -- by keeping it simple and dynamic. Web design tips and tricks.
  • Head Rush Ajax Ajax -- or Asynchronous JavaScript and XML--lets you build rich internet applications that are more interactive, responsive, and easy to use than ever before.
  • Sybex Celebrates 30 Years Whether you're training for your certification, producing world-class 3D graphics, improving your digital photos, or looking to master the latest technology, Sybex has the books. Here are three of the latest
  • Manage your Media, Mac or Win Stimulus 4 includes a New Thumbnail Viewer, Redesigned Interface, Support for Additional Media Formats, so you no longer have to juggle between iTunes and others to enjoy your media files.
  • Photo collages made easy This ingenious software makes the process of creating photo montages easy and entertaining -- plug-in imports a picture into another picture adapting it to the new color range and blends with the background...
  • Merriam Webster Dictionary on your iPod Carry the entire Merriam Webster Dictionary in your pocket! Instal the first all-text brand-named dictionary right on your iPod
  • Boot Camp Public Beta Apple Introduces Boot Camp Public Beta -- at last, you can run inferior Windows software on superior Mac hardware - boot Windows XP under the next Mac OS X "Leopard"
  • WildPresenter Gets an Upgrade The update is part of Wildforms commitment to creating the best presentation software on the market.
  • Wrap-around Web Site Solution Website Complete is the first Website development software tool that allows users to have full control of creating, hosting and managing their Websites - without having to pay hosting fees.
  • How to Build a Quality Website Building a web site can be very simple or very complex... Nowshade Kabir puts it into perspective...
  • Killer Text Processing: TextSpresso Killer Text Processing: TextSpresso - the most highly decorated and powerful text editing and filtering applications ever to hit the Mac market. Nearly as good as BBEdit! Check it out, particularly you Windows users -- because it's Windows too!
  • InDesign CS2 One-on-One The competition between leading page layout applications used to be quite heated. Some say InDesign has taken over. Maybe so -- if you use InDesign, the good news is Deke is back with another hot one...
  • Text Editing on the Mac Bare Bones Software, one of our favorite software makers has upgraded their TextWrangler text editor. While not nearly as good as BBEdit, this popular, general-purpose text processing tool is pretty darn good!
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Thanks for reading...

Fred Showker
Editor / Publisher, DT&G Magazine

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