Alligator offers a range of drawing and editing tools. Users can draw shapes – rectangles, circles and polygons, edit Bezier curves, apply solid, gradient or bitmap fill, import images and vector graphics, move and align items, change the stacking order of the elements, group, ungroup and lock items and create semi-transparency effects. Users can also use vector and system fonts of any color and size and apply text animation effects. The text may be also formatted with basic HTML tags like B, I, FONT or LI. Repetitive elements can be cloned or placed on master frames and then used as the background for other frames. Music enthusiasts can play soundtracks in the background, mix-in voice-overs and add click or mouse over sounds. Alligator currently supports WAV and MP3 format.
Once the animation is completed, Alligator exports a SWF file and generates the HTML code necessary to publish the Flash movie online. Novice webmasters can export an example HTML page with their Flash file embedded or upload a complete Web Site. Flash animations can play in opaque or in transparent mode over other Web page elements.
Advanced designers can use ActionScript to build online Flash applications and create forms with editable text fields. The interface can respond to mouse events (on click, on over and on up), read parameters from the query string, load sounds and Flash movies. Users who don’t want to learn ActionScript may use predefined actions to hide, show, move or rotate items and to output messages to the screen.
The program comes with seven Flash templates (Web sites, banners, presentations), two tutorials and 25 example animations that demonstrate the features of the application.
The product costs US$79.00 (downloadable) or US$89.00 (boxed).
AnyDATA launches next-generation EV-DO modem
AnyDATA Corp. has launched its high-speed CDMA EV-DO USB modem, the ADU-E100D, to the North American marketplace. Powered by download speeds from the Internet of up to 2Mbps.
High-speed wireless Internet using EV-DO technology service is available across the country from the CDMA cellular carriers. The ADU-E100D modem takes advantage of the speeds of EV-DO networks for file downloads, for Internet browsing and for enhancements to your PC applications being used inside or outside the home.
AnyDATA offers EV-DO cellular service for purchase when you order your ADU-E100D modem. When you purchase both at the same time from AnyDATA, the ADU-E100D will be offered at a reduced price. Once your modem is delivered, it will be activated for you to plug it in to the USB port on your PC for immediate use.
WinRAR releases WinRAR 3.70 Beta 1
WinRAR announced the beta version of the WinRAR 3.70. WinRAR 3.70 is the Vista compatible version of the WinRAR compression software.
WinRAR 3.70 was designed to offer extensive Vista compatibility. So WinRAR 3.70 can be used as under Windows XP.
In addition WinRAR 3.70 supports the “Universal Disk Format” (UDF; ISO 13346). This file format is used in ISO images of DVD disks. UDF enables working with larger files, larger disks and with more information about individual files and folders. Non-English file names can be used in .iso files as well.
Finally, WinRAR 3.70 features functionality for users of self extracting (SFX) archives. Switches allow you to define destination path, password, silent mode and other parameters for extraction of SFX archives from command line mode.
More information on the 15 improved items can be found here http://www.win-rar.com/whatsnew.html. The upgrade to 3.70 is free for all registered users.