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August 2002 Archived News

The Sims 2.02 (Posted 8/30/2002 at 3:56 PM)
Aspyr has released an update to The Sims with a number of bug fixes.

SplashPhoto (Posted 8/30/2002 at 3:46 PM)
SplashPhoto turns your Palm OS handheld into a mobile digital picture frame. Simply edit and upload your favorite images with the included desktop software and you"re ready to view images while on the go.

Suitcase 10.1.3 Update (Posted 8/30/2002 at 3:45 PM)
Extensis released an update to Suitcase which provides Mac OS X 10.2 compatibility.

Rendezvous to be Released as Open Source (Posted 8/29/2002 at 9:07 PM)
Apple plans on releasing the source code for Rendezvous, their implementation of the ZeroConf standard.

Netscape 7.0 (Posted 8/29/2002 at 10:37 AM)
Netscape 7 is now available for both Mac OS Classic and Mac OS X.

Spam worse than ever (Posted 8/29/2002 at 10:35 AM)
As we can attest to, this Maccentral article puts numbers behind what we have seen, that spam has increased dramatically in the last year.

Newton going strong (Posted 8/29/2002 at 10:32 AM)
According to a Maccentral article, the Newton is still going strong with a small community of around 20.000 active users.

CandyBar (Posted 8/29/2002 at 10:25 AM)
CandyBar is the brought to you by Panic and the Iconfactory. It lets you customize toolbar icons, folders, clipping icons, locations and even the OS X Trash icon.

ASM 2.0.3 (Posted 8/28/2002 at 9:36 PM)
ASM has been updated to run on Mac OS X 10.2 which the following note from the author "Though ASM 2.0.3 (Build 142) should run fine on Mac OS X 10.2 (just ignore the installer warning) it was actually never considered to become an official release. However, since work on version 2.1 is still not finished, you have to put up with it for the time being."

Dave 4.0 Public Beta (Posted 8/28/2002 at 1:42 PM)
Thursby released a beta version of DAVE 4.0 which brings several enhancements including Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar) compatibility.

FAXstf for X 10.0.8 (Posted 8/28/2002 at 12:52 PM)
Smith Micro Software has released an update for FAXstf for X which fixes issues with Mac OS X 10.2.

A Better Finder Rename 4.9 (Posted 8/28/2002 at 9:17 AM)
A Better Finder Rename 4.9 for Mac OS 9 & OS X introduces a new DOS 8.3 truncation feature and improved date and time handling.

Apple adds Slide Publisher to .Mac (Posted 8/27/2002 at 12:40 PM)
Apple has added a new application for Mac OS X 10.2 to its .Mac service which lets you share your photos as a screen saver using your iDisk.

BasePlant 2.0 (Posted 8/27/2002 at 10:42 AM)
BasePlant 2.0 is a collection of more than 300 classes to enhance PowerPlant, the flagship framework from Metrowerks.

New Entourage Palm Conduit (Posted 8/27/2002 at 10:38 AM)
Microsoft has posted a new version of the Entourage Palm Conduit posted last month.

100,000 Copies of Jaguar (Posted 8/27/2002 at 10:32 AM)
Apple announced that more than 100,000 copies of Mac OS X 10.2 were sold worldwide during its first weekend and that more than 50,000 people visited their 35 retail stores during Friday night"s "100 Minutes of Jaguar" launch event.

Filemaker Pro 6.0v3 (Posted 8/26/2002 at 3:09 PM)
Filemaker Pro 6.0v3 is available and includes a fix for a problem where 4-digit year dates in imported or converted files could be displayed using the incorrect century.

Backup 1.2 (Posted 8/26/2002 at 11:13 AM)
Backup 1.2 provides a quick, easy way to back up important information to your iDisk or to recordable CD or DVD discs. Backup 1.2 provides these improvements: Disc spanning lets you back up large files (such as your iPhoto library) that won't fit on a single recordable disc, Scanning performance improvements mean selecting and backing up files take less time, CD and DVD modes are combined for streamlined use, An updated iTunes QuickPick lets you back up your iTunes music files, not just the playlists, to CD or DVD discs, New iCal and Stickies QuickPicks let you back up important dates and reminders, Improved log files help you keep track of your backups, Support for different sizes of recordable discs (such as 700 MB) lets you pick a size to fit your backup and an updated design with a metal look to makes Backup even easier to use.

SwordfishExpress (Posted 8/26/2002 at 10:50 AM)
SwordfishExpress lets you print mailing labels that the post office likes. The labels are fancy and have a barcode that's to post office specs.

AmbitiousLemon.com (Posted 8/26/2002 at 10:36 AM)
AmbitiousLemon.com is a Mac site with daily information on all things Macintosh.

Son of Weather Grok 4.2.1 (Posted 8/26/2002 at 10:33 AM)
Son of Weather Grok has been updated and fixes a problem due to a change in NOAA's web site.

Aqua About Box (Posted 8/26/2002 at 10:13 AM)
Aqua About Box provides an About box template (for REALbasic) that follows Apple's Aqua Human Interface Guidelines down to the pixel, so that your application looks and feels like a good MacOS X app should.

Quicken 2003 (Posted 8/26/2002 at 10:11 AM)
An Apple review of Quicken 2003 which can now schedule downloads of your financial information to happen in any time frame you like.

Security Update 2002-08-23 (Posted 8/24/2002 at 9:26 AM)
Security Update 2002-08-23, available through Software Update for Mac OS X 10.2, includes OpenSSL, Security and SunRPC which provide increased security to prevent unauthorized access to applications, servers, and the operating system.

Mac OS X 10.2 "Jaguar" (Posted 8/24/2002 at 9:19 AM)
It is officially here! Jaguar was released to the masses last night so anyone who wasn't lucky enough to get theirs early can go buy a copy today. So far we are very pleased with its performance and compatibility and are just waiting for a couple utilities such as ASM.

News.com on the Jaguar Release (Posted 8/23/2002 at 2:28 PM)
News.com says "Apple Computer plans a contrarian celebration for the anniversary of the Windows 95 launch, unleashing a new operating system aimed at stealing customers away from Microsoft."

Jaguar Reports (Posted 8/23/2002 at 1:07 PM)
Here are a couple of sites offering tips and experiences about the upgrade to Mac OS X 10.2: Michael Alderete's Weblog and Jaguar Journal.

Photoshop 7.0.1 (Posted 8/22/2002 at 10:16 PM)
Adobe has released an update to Photoshop with a number of fixes.

Audion 3.0.2 (Posted 8/22/2002 at 10:13 PM)
Panic has released an update to Audion which includes Mac OS X 10.2 compatibility.

Quartz Extreme Check 1.1 (Posted 8/22/2002 at 9:54 PM)
Not sure if Quartz Extreme is active under Mac OS X 10.2? Run this small Cocoa application.

NotifyMail 4.1.5 (Posted 8/22/2002 at 2:05 PM)
NotifyMail is an application for the Macintosh and Windows that sits patiently until the mail servers lets it know that new email has arrived.

GraphicConverter 4.4.4 (Posted 8/22/2002 at 2:03 PM)
GraphicConverter 4.4.4 has been released and is available for download including the addition of an Export to Toast function in the browser context menu; an updated User's Manual; and numerous other changes for Mac OS X 10.2 and QuickTime 6, along with other enhancements and a variety of bug fixes.

Oracle9i Developer Release 2 (Posted 8/22/2002 at 1:55 PM)
Oracle has released an updated version of its Oracle9i Developer Release 2 database software for Mac OS X Server v10.2.

MacHTTP 2.5 (Posted 8/22/2002 at 1:52 PM)
MacHTTP is now available for download and includes a number of new features, fixes, and performance enhancements.

MSN Internet Access (Posted 8/22/2002 at 12:53 PM)
Microsoft will begin offering MSN Internet access and content to users of Mac OS X early next year.

Apple In Store Events (Posted 8/21/2002 at 2:09 PM)
Apple has an in store events page for Jaguar which also includes their "100 Minutes of Jaguar" event.

SketchUp 2.1 (Posted 8/21/2002 at 1:58 PM)
The main feature of 2.1 is a new sectioning tool that allows the user to slice the model and work inside for drawing, viewing and presentation purposes.

SmartWrap 2.2.2 (Posted 8/21/2002 at 1:57 PM)
SmartWrap analyzes your text, detects paragraphs and lists within your text, and rewraps your text so it wraps naturally within your document or message.

Martial Arts Organizer 2002 (Posted 8/21/2002 at 1:56 PM)
Martial Arts Organizer 2002 gives you everything you need to manage your martial arts school and is based on FileMaker Pro.

Taco HTML Edit v1.1.0 for Mac OS X (Posted 8/21/2002 at 1:42 PM)
Taco HTML Edit is a full-featured freeware HTML editor designed exclusively for Mac OS X and uses many of the core technologies built into Mac OS X.

Security Update 2002-08-20 (Posted 8/21/2002 at 1:40 PM)
Available through Software Update, Security Update 2002-08-20 includes components which provide increased security to prevent unauthorized access to applications, servers, and the operating system.

Disc Recording Update (Posted 8/21/2002 at 1:39 PM)
Available through Software Update, the Disc Recording Update delivers additional iTunes and Finder support for a number of LaCie, EZquest, and Iomega CD-R devices.

SmartPass VPN Client (Posted 8/21/2002 at 1:37 PM)
The SmartPass VPN client provides end-to-end security for public and private networks.

Jaguar shows its teeth (Posted 8/21/2002 at 1:36 PM)
Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar integrates some interesting technologies from Apple, but that may not be the most compelling reason for users to want this upgrade. Apple's own Mac OS X applications have enough changes to give users reason to stop and take notice of this latest update.

Family License for Jaguar (Posted 8/15/2002 at 9:52 PM)
Apple is coming out with a family license program which allows the purchase of a $199 license for Jaguar which can be installed on up to 5 Macs.

750MB Zip Drive (Posted 8/15/2002 at 9:16 AM)
Iomega has released a 750MB Zip Drive which includes support for Mac OS X.

Yahoo Messenger (Posted 8/15/2002 at 9:12 AM)
The latest beta version of Yahoo Messenger is available for download with some new features including the ability to use a web cam.

Sun One Studio on OS X (Posted 8/15/2002 at 9:08 AM)
An article on Sun Microsystems' Sun One Developer Resources Web site outlines the process for installing Sun One Studio on Mac OS X.

Charla (Posted 8/15/2002 at 9:06 AM)
Charla is an open source Mac OS X application for accessing Yahoo! chat (that's chat, not Messenger).

HenWen 1.1.1 (Posted 8/15/2002 at 9:04 AM)
HenWen is a network security package for Mac OS X that makes it easy to configure and run Snort, a free Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS).

ArcherPro 1.1.1 (Posted 8/15/2002 at 8:49 AM)
ArcherPro is a small, fast, easy-to-use multimedia viewer.

NewsHunter 2.0.4 (Posted 8/14/2002 at 3:02 PM)
NewsHunter sports a newer, more efficient download engine and now looks for patterns in the subject line instead of specific strings.

OmniGraffle Review (Posted 8/14/2002 at 2:16 PM)
MacWorld has a review of the charting program OmniGraffle version 2.

eMac and iMac Updates (Posted 8/13/2002 at 11:20 PM)
Apple has also updated their eMac and iMac lines with the addition of a Superdrive equipped eMac and lower priced iMacs.

Apple Released a New PowerMac G4 (Posted 8/13/2002 at 11:17 PM)
Apple has released a new PowerMac G4 with a slightly changed from and all models offering dual processors.

AutoTagX (Posted 8/13/2002 at 11:11 PM)
AutoTagX helps you organize your MP3 collection better and faster by giving you an easy way to make sure your tags, file names, and folder names are consistent and correct.

Security Manager 1.0 (Posted 8/12/2002 at 9:32 PM)
Security Manager is a secure user-login system for FileMaker that can integrate with existing databases without scripting.

NetAccess (Posted 8/12/2002 at 9:30 PM)
The NetAccess plugin for FileMaker gives developers the ability to flow web content in and out of FileMaker databases from anywhere in the world.

History of the Apple Logo (Posted 8/12/2002 at 8:27 PM)
There is a long tale about the genesis of the logo. Macnyt has put together the full story on the genesis of the logo, it's appearance, meaning and interpretations.

Mac OS X Technology Powers Forwardmyemail (Posted 8/12/2002 at 8:21 PM)
Mac OS X technology powers new Forwardmyemail company which will forward your email addresses to new accounts.

Palm Development on Mac OS X (Posted 8/12/2002 at 8:16 PM)
As noted on Macintouch, the free (GNU) professional Palm development environment called PRC-Tools has been ported to Mac OS X and this site explains how to install and work with it.

New AOL for Mac OS X (Posted 8/12/2002 at 8:06 PM)
America Online released a new version of AOL for Mac OS X.

iPod Software 1.2 Updater (Posted 8/9/2002 at 11:19 AM)
iPod Software 1.2 updater adds support for Sound Check, Audible.com audiobooks and audio programs, and other new features.

Apple number one in Support (Posted 8/8/2002 at 4:13 PM)
Apple has ranked number one in support in a Consumer Reports survey and was the only company to score better than average in every category.

Mac Starter Kit (Posted 8/8/2002 at 4:12 PM)
CNet has a Mac starter kit to help those who transition from a PC to a Mac.

WeatherPop 1.4 (Posted 8/8/2002 at 9:50 AM)
An update to WeatherPop includes support for Jaguar and a fix related to metric units.

Hands on with the eMac (Posted 8/8/2002 at 9:46 AM)
MacWorld has a hands on report using the new eMac.

SmartWrap 2.2 (Posted 8/8/2002 at 8:52 AM)
SmartWrap analyzes your text, detects paragraphs and lists within your text, and rewraps your text so it wraps naturally within your document or message.

ClipDoubler Pro 1.0 (Posted 8/8/2002 at 8:49 AM)
ClipDoubler Pro is designed as an application for both Classic Mac OS and Mac OS X. Double click, and you can have all the clipboards you want. Quit and you're back to one.

Security Flaw in Windows, Mac, Linux (Posted 8/7/2002 at 3:14 PM)
Security researchers have warned of a flaw in communications software that could allow attackers to take over computers running Windows, Mac OS X and Unix-based operating systems, as well as those with Kerberos authentication systems. Apple confirms it was affected but the problem has been fixed in a recent security update.

Snapz Pro X 1.0.6 (Posted 8/7/2002 at 1:08 PM)
Snapz Pro X enables you to capture individual screen images from OS X applications as well as QuickTime movies. The update adds new window isolation borders, some performance optimizations and fixes a few minor bugs as well.

AutoTagX 1.0 (Posted 8/7/2002 at 11:17 AM)
AutoTagX helps you organize your MP3 collection better and faster by giving you an easy way to make sure your tags, file names, and folder names are consistent and correct.

UpdateRadar X 3.0.1 (Posted 8/7/2002 at 11:13 AM)
UpdateRadar X is a program tracker, it keeps track of your programs and notifies you when they need to be updated.

MacAdministrator 3.0 (Posted 8/7/2002 at 11:11 AM)
The pre release information concerning MacAdministrator 3.0, which is to include an OS X Client, is to assist existing customers of Hi Resolution with their planning and strategy for the overall deployment of Mac OS X and MacAdministrator 3.0.

Linuxworld article on Mac OS X (Posted 8/7/2002 at 11:08 AM)
Here is a MacWorld post of a Linuxworld article on the engineering behind Mac OS X.

MacFamilyTree 3.0.7 (Posted 8/7/2002 at 11:04 AM)
The lastest update to MacFamilyTree fixed a crashing bug with printing on some HP and Epson printers and Heritage chart and Genogram can display 9 gernerations now.

A Better Finder CREATORS & TYPES (Posted 8/7/2002 at 9:36 AM)
A Better Finder CREATORS & TYPES for Mac OS X is a complete rewrite of the Mac OS 9 file association manager. The new product was entirely developed using Apple's Mac OS X Cocoa framework in order to provide the best possible Mac OS X compliance, speed and reliability.

MessageMan 1.0 (Posted 8/6/2002 at 9:41 AM)
Messageman is a messaging system designed for home use.

AirPort 4.0.6 Firmware Update (Posted 8/6/2002 at 9:38 AM)
AirPort 4.0.6 Firmware Update has been released for snow colored base stations.

PopChar X 1.2 (Posted 8/6/2002 at 9:37 AM)
PopChar X has been updated and now includes support for Unicode text.

DVD Studio Pro 1.5.1 (Posted 8/6/2002 at 9:36 AM)
Apple has released an update to DVD Studio Pro offering numerous enhancements and fixes.

Security Update 2002-08-02 (Posted 8/5/2002 at 10:54 AM)
Security Update 2002-08-02, available via Software Update, includes the following updated components which provide increased security to prevent unauthorized access to applications, servers, and the operating system: Apache v1.3.26, OpenSSH v3.4p1, OpenSSL v0.9.6e, SunRPC and mod_ssl v2.8.10.

Dymo LabelWriter Drivers (Posted 8/5/2002 at 10:48 AM)
Dymo has Mac OS X drivers for is LabelWriter printers available.

QuickBooks for Mac OS X (Posted 8/5/2002 at 10:46 AM)
Intuit plans to release a version of QuickBooks for Mac OS X sometime in the first Quarter of 2003.

ArcherPro 1.1.0 (Posted 8/4/2002 at 11:24 AM)
ArcherPro is a small, fast, easy-to-use multimedia viewer.

Audion 3.0.1 (Posted 8/3/2002 at 3:01 PM)
Audion 3.0.1 updates the Ogg Vorbis decoder to the final 1.0 spec, improves compatibility with managing iPods, makes it easier to listen to mp3PRO files, and fixes a great number of said bugs.

SharePoints (Posted 8/3/2002 at 2:58 PM)
SharePoints is an application or a preference pane that makes it easy to add and delete share points like in the old Finder.

Alarm Clock Pro 5.6 (Posted 8/2/2002 at 12:01 PM)
Alarm Clock Pro 5.6 is available, the main aims of the release was to improve compatibilty for Mac OS X 10.1.5 and buff it up for Jaguar.

Password Retriever 3.6.1 (Posted 8/1/2002 at 10:48 PM)
Password Retriever 3.6.1 adds DRAGABLE column widths, interface enhancements, and speed increases.

DragThing 4.3.1 (Posted 8/1/2002 at 10:38 PM)
An update to DragThing is available which also includes support for Jaguar.

QuarkXPress 6.0 (Posted 8/1/2002 at 10:36 PM)
QuarkXPress 6.0 will finally provide native support for Mac OS X and is expected in the January time frame.

Mozilla SOAP Article (Posted 8/1/2002 at 10:33 PM)
Apple has posted an article on Netscape 7.0 which supports SOAP natively.

Fugu (Posted 8/1/2002 at 10:27 PM)
Fugu is a graphical frontend to the commandline Secure File Transfer application (SFTP).



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