Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Software New Releases

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Software New Releases

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20th Century Day by Day Brings History to Life

DK Interactive Learning, a leading publisher of educational software, has released 20th Century Day by Day, an engaging and thorough collection of the new.& people and events of the past century. In addition to its 1,150 news screens of stories, 20th Century Day by Day brings together the most unforgettable video clips, audio clips and photographs of the century.

The comprehensive database brings to life the events that shaped our world: the Wright brothers' first flight, the suffragist movement, and the fall of the Berlin Wall, to name just a few.

A calendar and a timeline help to organize the century's stories, and a special section provides detailed coverage of eight of the most influential events. A biography section introduces the user to 110 of the century's most celebrated individuals. In addition, the software provides a direct link to 20th Century Online, for updates on news occurring after the software's release. DK Interactive Learning, New York, NY, (888) DIAL-DKP, www.dk.com. Online Reader Service #406

Mac OS 9 Geared for Internet

Macintosh's Mac OS 9 operating system features nine Internet power tools, including Sherlock 2, a search engine providing tailored lists of search targets and allowing users to create their own custom channels. Other features include voiceprint password accessibility, a function allowing users to automatically update their software over the Internet, encryption for secure file storage, and a system allowing users, to share files or folders easily with other Internet users. …

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