Since the service works on Mac OS X and Windows, Wheel is an ideal choice for users who work with both platforms.
New York City, NY (PRWEB) June 22, 2004
Spymac Network Inc. announced today a new Internet service called Wheel. The service will be released at Macworld Conference & Expo in Boston in July and consists of software and online services produced in-house by some of the industry's leading developers. Wheel ships on a single hybrid CD that works on both Mac OS X and Windows operating systems and is $39 (US) per year.
Reinventing the Wheel
The new service includes a first-class 1 GB e-mail account (with POP3, IMAP and Web-mail access), iCal and web page hosting and a growing suite of applications designed to harness the convenience of the Internet. The package also includes WheelDrive, an online hard drive that integrates seamlessly into both Mac OS X and Windows desktop environments. WheelDrive includes 250 MB of online storage and uses synching technology to ensure fast and easy operation.
"Before Wheel, Mac users had few choices regarding the online service to use. Wheel offers more than competing services at a dramatically lower price," said Kevin April, Spymac's Chief Technology Officer. "Since the service works on Mac OS X and Windows, Wheel is an ideal choice for users who work with both platforms."
In addition to WheelDrive, the package also ships with WheelGuard, software that makes backing up to hard drives, CDs, DVDs and WheelDrive hassle-free and simple. The backup software is currently only available for Mac OS X, though the Windows version will be released shortly.
An exciting variety of additional Wheel software is under development, and will be provided to members free of charge upon release. Wheel members will also receive gifts, discounts and other member specials that add extra value to the package.
Wheel replaces the former Spymac.NET Pro service. All current subscribers to Spymac.NET Pro will be upgraded to Wheel free of charge. Pre-orders for the new service are currently being accepted at a special discounted rate of $20 (US).
Wheel is developed by Spymac's team of established programmers that are recognized experts in their field. Leading the team are Donald Brown and Alexander von Below. Brown is a founding partner of CE Software, Inc. (OTCBB: CESF). He is well-known as the online personality GadgetDon, and was instrumental in creating such legendary applications as QuicKeys and QuickMail.
Alexander von Below holds an advanced degree in Computer Science from the Aachen Institute of Technology (RWTH) and started developing software on the original Mac OS. He has worked for Silicon Graphics Inc. (NYSE: SGI), and spent more than ten years developing Macintosh and PC software for Roxio Inc. (Nasdaq:ROXI).
About Spymac Network, Inc.
Spymac Network Inc. (Spymac), a New York City based corporation, produces a variety of innovative products and services. The company sells its own line of notebook cases, accessories and furniture, and offers professional web hosting packages that are competitively priced and easy to use. In addition, the company is the proud creator of Spymac World. With more than half-a-million members, Spymac World represents the largest online body of Macintosh users actively engaged in discussion, advocacy, and the advancement of a worldwide Internet community. According to Charles Bermant of The Seattle Times, Spymac's combination of services "could (be) the behavioral template of the future." For more information, visit http://www.spymac.com or call 1-866-5-SPYMAC.
Ilene Hoffman, Editor and Press Relations
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