WiebeTech has added a new pocket drive to it’s lineup of portable enclosures. The ToughTech™ mini accepts any SATA drive and has the fast Oxford 924 chipset for dual FireWire 800, single FireWire 400 and USB2 connection.

Not much bigger than a pack of playing cards, ToughTech mini fits easily in a shirt pocket, purse or briefcase.

With a triple interface, users can attach it to practically any computer. WiebeTech also includes three different cables (FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2) and an AC adapter. ToughTech mini is bootable in FireWire mode on any Mac or PC that supports this feature.

ToughTech mini also provides protection for the drive with ToughMount™ strips which are mounted between the drive and the enclosure to protect the drive from shock and reduce enclosure noise.

Pricing and Availability
Description // Part # // Retail Price
User configurable, add your own SATA drive // TTM-0 // $119.95
with 80GB SATA drive // TTM-80-5400// $228.95
with 100GB SATA drive // TTM-100-7200// $343.95
with120GB SATA drive // TTM-120-5400// $308.95
All configurations are in stock and ready to ship.

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SuperDuper! Has 2 Day Sale

September 18, 2006

From Dave Nanian of Shirt Pocket Software..
We’ve been advocating regular backups for a long time, so it distressed me when I recently read Guy Kawasaki’s blog post about his own data loss… and total failure to back up.

In typical Guy fashion, he turned the post about his data loss to a meditation on hubris, etc. I ignored all that and sent him a license to SuperDuper!

I’m happy to say—he liked it! In fact, he liked it enough to ask whether I’d offer a discount to the readers of his blog.

Well, we’ve never offered SuperDuper! at a discount before—but you don’t just say “no” to Guy. So—for the next two days (Monday 9/18 and Tuesday 9/19), we’re offering SuperDuper! at a 10% “Get Smart” discount if you use the coupon code getsmart (all one word), regardless of whether or not you read Guy’s blog.

So—if your readers have been waiting, if they don’t have a solution, or if they’d just like to save a few bucks: it’s time to Get Smart, and get SuperDuper!

Mellel 2.1

August 28, 2006

RedleX today released Mellel 2.1, a major update to the leading word processor for Mac OS X. Mellel 2.1 introduces several key important changes and features, including switching the file format to XML, top notch Find and Replace capabilities (full Regular Expressions support), Full screen mode, paragraph and character style palettes, and much more.

The update is free to all registered users of Mellel. The update is a for-pay upgrade for user who purchased Mellel more than 3 years ago. A free trial version is also available.

The most important change in Mellel 2.1 is the move to XML based file format. With this move, which took several months to implement, Mellel is moving to an open, standard, text based file format, that is much more economic in terms of file size, and opening the door to a slew of innovative options for formatting, import and export.

Another important in Mellel 2.1 is the completely rewritten Find and Replace feature, including full support for Regular Expressions (RegEx), find and replace by character formatting and styles, flexible search options, and more. “Regular Expressions is an insanely great, extremely powerful tool, but for most of the users it is completely useless, because it is simply too complex,” says Guy Hivroni, cofounder and chief GUI designer for Mellel. “With Mellel’s new Find and Replace we tried to make RegEx useful to mere mortals. No more cryptic codes, carets, slashes, asterisks, and so on. Everything is icon driven and clear, so even non-programmers-types can make use of it.”

Mellel 2.1 is available for download now, from the servers listed below. The price for a single user license is US$49, Educational license is US$34.99, 5 Pack license (5 separate licenses) are US$99. A Boxed Edition of Mellel is also available for US$59 (including shipping costs).

Apple(R) today announced that CEO Steve Jobs will headline a team of Apple executives, including Philip Schiller, senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing; Bertrand Serlet, senior vice president of Software Engineering; and Scott Forstall, vice president of Platform Experience, to kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote preview of Mac OS(R) X “Leopard” on Monday, August 7, 2006, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at San Francisco’s Moscone West. Throughout WWDC, developers will receive detailed information and best practices on developing Universal applications that take advantage of the performance of Intel-based Macs, including special sessions on performance optimization using Apple software development tools.

The five-day event, which runs from August 7 to August 11, will deliver more than 175 technical sessions and labs with new content designed to serve a wide range of Mac(R) developers, including tracks that preview Leopard and dozens of hands-on labs providing opportunities to work developer-to-developer with Apple engineers.