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July 22nd, 1999

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[7:45 AM]
Grab Your Subway Passport, A Mac App Guide To The Internet
The Subway Network has announced the release of the Subway Passport, their guide to the Internet. The Subway Passport is a standalone application that acts as a sort of portal to Internet content. Divided into sections, the app presents story titles and a brief summary for each with a link to an article on the Internet. According to The Subway Network:

The Subway Passport is a product that combines a software application and a content guide to help users get to the best content and destinations on the Internet. The content guide, the Subway Network itself, is kept up-to-date with the content needs and preferences of the Subway Passport users 24 hours a day. The software application provides the intuitive interface and the entry point that allows users to take advantage of the Subway Network content guide. The application also allows users to take advantage of several Internet services such as search engines and RealAudio very quickly and easily, by means of external plug-ins and a built-in RealPlayer.

Some of the features of the Subway Passport are listed below.

  • Uses MacOS 8.x, and is compatible with the iMac and G3 Macs
  • Works with Netscape Navigator, Explorer and AOL
  • There are five Content "Stations" (News, Mac, Music, Culture, Tech)
  • It is Highly customizable to meet the individuals needs
  • Has Easy-to-use interface and menus
  • Is RealAudio Enabled
  • Has Support for Destination Plug-Ins
  • Has Support for ZapSearch Plug-Ins
  • Has Support for RadioWave Plug-Ins

The company is providing a free demo that allows the Passport to be used 30 times. The full version is priced at US$39 and can be purchased directly from the company. The company also provides lots of information on the product and the Network at their web site.

The Mac Observer Spin: This is an interesting approach to providing a clearinghouse of Web information to be sure. The application has a professional look and feel to it and many users may find it far more convenient than surfing the web.

The Subway Network



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