Allen Sher writes: "I just installed ARA 3.0 on a Motorola MT4200 running Mac OS 8 and a Global Village 33K external modem (with their latest software). Global Village call sensing worked fine between fax and ARA incoming calls under ARA 2.1. Under 3.0 it does not work, and just turning on ARA call answering causes major problems." Allen claims that Global Village tech support confirmed this incompatibility, adding that "Global Village said that Apple made changes to ARA which was unexpected and not disclosed to … Read more
Meanwhile, D.J. LaChapelle writes that he worked around the reconnect problem by unplugging the phone cord … Read more
Frankly, I continue to have trouble deciding who and what to believe here. This quote from the San Jose Mercury News captures the essence of the dilemma: "In an interview last week, Jobs said Apple had been … Read more
Wes Ferguson sent me a recent follow-up on this matter: "I have a PowerBase 603e/200 with a 1.2 Gb Seagate IDE (ATA) hard drive. It had the warm start blinking question mark problem. I contacted Power Computing yesterday and was told, after providing the serial number of my computer, that … Read more
Jason Cowart writes that he was not surprised to learn about MacTools Pro's success: "In the past six months we've had three machines go down with different problems that Norton was unable to repair and that MacTools Pro was."
Damion Michaels echoed similar sentiment: "I wholeheartedly confirm that … Read more
NameCleaner 1.7 is out. "NameCleaner is a utility for the Macintosh OS to manipulate file names and types. It is specially designed to help move files to and from foreign file systems such as MS-DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows95, Windows NT, NetWare and Unix."
Hi's Universal Saver is a new auto-save utility.
Update: I have obtained a copy of these new drivers and will report back on how they work next time.
PowerBook 3400 and external modem issue Rob Costain had problems using his Global Village Teleport 33.6 Internet Edition using OT/PPP on a PowerBook 3400. The internal modem worked fine. He found that the GV modem would work if he disabled Mac OS 8's Internet Access Extension
CD-ROM ToolKit does not support … Read more
Update: Adam writes: "A problem that causes the STR Patch to crash some computers has been identified and fixed. The crash occured when someone tried to patch a pref file that already had a STR#=2003." The link above now … Read more
Blinking question mark and Energy Saver On a related note, Benjamin Fiore had blinking question mark problems in Mac OS 8 that only occurred after a restart following waking his Mac 7300 up from sleep mode. He found that disabling … Read more