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September 2002 Archived News

Lexmark X85 (Posted 9/30/2002 at 10:54 AM)
Lexmark introduced the Lexmark X85 All-In-One Print Center, a new multifunction device that's compatible with Mac OS 8.6 and higher, including Mac OS X.

Mac OS X cited as Linux competitor (Posted 9/30/2002 at 10:48 AM)
The Boston Globe's Hiawatha Bray suggests that Mac OS X's real threat to corporate computing is more to Linux than Windows.

Spring"EA"2 (Posted 9/30/2002 at 10:43 AM)
The Spring Desktop is concept-centric, not file, folder, site, or brand-centric. It's designed for the way you naturally think.

FileMaker Mobile 2.1 (Posted 9/30/2002 at 10:29 AM)
Filemaker has released FileMaker Mobile 2.1, an update to both Mac and Windows and includes support for Pocket PC.

Apple extends .Mac sign-up deadline (Posted 9/29/2002 at 12:15 AM)
Users who have not converted their free iTools accounts to paid .Mac subscriptions have a little more time to consider whether to make the switch.

iSync (Posted 9/28/2002 at 11:48 PM)
Apple has released the beta version of iSync and those running Mac OS X 10.2 can download it now.

NetBarrier, VirusBarrier"X and Personal Backup (Posted 9/28/2002 at 11:48 PM)
Intego's NetBarrier X, VirusBarrier"X and Personal Backup X are all compatible with Mac OS X 10.2.

AudioX 2.0 (Posted 9/26/2002 at 12:17 PM)
AudioX version 2.0 is now available.

Internet Explorer 5.2.2 (Posted 9/26/2002 at 10:16 AM)
Microsoft has released a new version of Internet Explorer which resolves all known security issues.

A article on Mac OS X (Posted 9/25/2002 at 1:17 PM)
Mac OS X from the perspective of a Linux user.

ViaVoice Simply Dictation for Mac OS X (Posted 9/25/2002 at 1:15 PM)
ViaVoice Simply Dictation allows you to talk while it types. For $60 is gives you the dictation capabilities of ViaVoice.

TimeSlice 2.5.1 (Posted 9/25/2002 at 12:43 PM)
TimeSlice 2.5.1 is now available for download which includes a number of bug fixes.

Opera 6.0 for Mac Beta 1 (Posted 9/25/2002 at 12:38 PM)
Opera 6.0 for Mac Beta 1 is available and includes interface changes and other tweaks to make Opera look and feel like a proper Mac OS X application,

Stuffit Standard 7.0 (Posted 9/24/2002 at 11:02 AM)
Aladdin has replaced StuffIt Lite with a new package called StuffIt Standard 7.0 which provides support for StuffIt, StuffIt X, Zip and Tar archives, along with StuffIt Expander 7.0.

Mac Minder (Posted 9/24/2002 at 10:44 AM)
Mac Minder is a tool for parents, teachers, and sysadmins that helps track and regulate usage of programs on your Mac. (Posted 9/23/2002 at 10:05 PM)
A article on, a clearinghouse for sharing calendars created with Apple's new iCal calendaring program.

OmniWeb 4.1.1 Beta 1 (Posted 9/23/2002 at 1:31 PM)
OmniWeb 4.1.1 Beta 1 is available for download.

Security Update 2002-09-20 (Posted 9/23/2002 at 1:25 PM)
Apple released a security update available through Software Update. Security Update 2002-09-20 includes the following updated components which provide increased security to prevent unauthorized access to applications, servers, and the operating system: Terminal.

iCab 2.8.2 (Posted 9/20/2002 at 12:14 PM)
iCab has been updated and includes fixes for several bugs when used with Mac OS X 10.2.

MUMenu (Posted 9/20/2002 at 10:54 AM)
MUMenu is a Menu Extra that will check periodically for daily Mac OS X software updates at MacUpdate.

Larry Ellison leaving Apple's Board (Posted 9/20/2002 at 9:25 AM)
Larry Ellison is leaving Apple's Board of Directors stating that his "schedule does not currently allow me to attend enough of the formal board meetings to warrant a role as a director."

Norton AntiVirus 8.0.4 (Posted 9/19/2002 at 11:52 AM)
Symantec released Norton AntiVirus 8.0.4 which fixed a problem running under Mac OS X 10.2. The update is available through Live Update.

StuffIt Deluxe 7.0 (Posted 9/19/2002 at 11:35 AM)
Aladdin has released Stuffit Deluxe 7.0 with many new enhancements and support for Mac OS X 10.2.

Kids GoGoGo 5.9.0 (Posted 9/19/2002 at 11:06 AM)
Kids GoGoGo, the web-filtering software for MacOS & OS X, has been updated to version 5.9.0 which includes changes for Jaguar.

Mac OS X 10.2.1 (Posted 9/18/2002 at 4:17 PM)
Apple has released the Mac OS X 10.2.1 update which is available through Software Update. The 10.2.1 Update delivers enhancements and improvements to the following applications, technologies and components: Mail, Image Capture, Help Viewer, graphics, printing, networking, Rendezvous, Kerberos, USB, FireWire, SCSI device compatibility and includes additional Digital Hub peripheral device support.

iTunes 3.0.1 (Posted 9/18/2002 at 1:46 PM)
Apple has released iTunes 3.0.1 with updates related to Mac OS X 10.2.

FileMaker Mobile 2.1 (Posted 9/18/2002 at 1:05 PM)
FileMaker Mobile 2.1 allows users to transfer and synchronize data between FileMaker Pro databases on desktop computers and handheld Palm OS or Pocket PC devices. on Mac OS X 10.2.1 (Posted 9/17/2002 at 2:54 PM)
A article contains more details on the upcoming Mac OS X 10.2.1 update. Conduit 0.3.1 (Posted 9/17/2002 at 2:51 PM)
Apple Mail Conduit allows you transfer email messages between the Apple and the Palm PDA.

Paris Keynote (Posted 9/17/2002 at 2:46 PM)
Steve Jobs keynote for the Apple Expo in Paris is now available via QuickTime.

Mac OS X 10.2.1 Coming Soon? (Posted 9/17/2002 at 2:42 PM)
It appears that Mac OS X 10.2.1 could be released soon with a number of enhancements and bug fixes as noted on

.Mac Subscribers Top 100,000 (Posted 9/17/2002 at 2:34 PM)
Apple has announced that they have more than 100,000 .Mac subscribers.

SereneScreen Marine Aquarium (Posted 9/16/2002 at 6:50 PM)
SereneScreen Marine Aquarium is a screen saver which looks like a fish tank.

Apple Mac OS X News (Posted 9/16/2002 at 1:22 PM)
Apple has a Mac OS X News page listing new products available for Mac OS X.

Microsoft's plan for Outlook on Mac OS X (Posted 9/16/2002 at 12:32 PM)
According to Think Secret, Microsoft's plans for Outlook compatibility in Mac OS X is reportedly to roll the Exchange compatibility into Entourage, the communications component of its four-application Office suite, which is already OS X compatible.

Xounds 1.3 (Posted 9/16/2002 at 12:22 PM)
Xounds is a haxie that brings back Appearance Sounds to MacOS X and is now compatible with Mac OS X 10.2.

Symantec line updated for Jaguar (Posted 9/16/2002 at 12:20 PM)
Symantec has made available updates that make Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 8.0, Norton Utilities for Macintosh 7.0, and Norton SystemWorks for Macintosh 2.0 compatible with Mac OS X version 10.2 ("Jaguar").

Alternatives to Ghost for Disk Imaging (Posted 9/16/2002 at 12:12 PM)
Macintouch has a reader report on alternatives to creating disk images in the way Symantec's Ghost does.

Iconize Me (Posted 9/13/2002 at 11:20 AM)
A Wired News story about a service, which for a $15 will create a portrait in pixels that can be displayed almost anywhere on a Macintosh computer, from a folder to an electronic business card. View the Iconize Me web site.

QuickBooks Beta Testers for X (Posted 9/13/2002 at 11:05 AM)
Intuit is looking for beta testers to test the upcoming version of QuickBooks for the Mac, which will be Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X compatible.

The First Smiley :-) (Posted 9/13/2002 at 11:03 AM)
A web site detailing how their search found the original post where the first use of the smiley was proposed.

The Windows iPod (Posted 9/13/2002 at 10:58 AM)
The review of the Windows iPod states that "other Windows players will be eating dust."

Apple Expo Paris (Posted 9/12/2002 at 11:17 AM)
Apple's web site for the Paris Expo with pictures, press releases and many links.

A happy geek (Posted 9/12/2002 at 11:15 AM)
A NetworkWorldFusion article on Mac OS X 10.2 from the perspective of a UNIX "geek."

REALbasic 4.5.1 (Posted 9/12/2002 at 10:17 AM)
REALbasic has been updated to version 4.5.1 which contains over 90 improvements.

VPN Tracker (Posted 9/12/2002 at 9:59 AM)
VPN Tracker makes setting up secure Network connections easy with Mac OS X 10.2.

Seybold San Francisco Keynote (Posted 9/12/2002 at 9:57 AM)
Phil Schiller's Seybold keynote address from Moscone Center is available via QuickTime in MPEG 4 format.

Doc Builder (Posted 9/11/2002 at 2:24 PM)
Doc Builder is a tool that enables developers to identify the requirements of a software development project. Specifically designed for FileMaker Pro developers, Doc Builder helps any database or web developer easily specify, estimate and track the progress of each development project.

Norton SystemWorks (Posted 9/11/2002 at 1:07 PM)
Symantec has released update versions of its Norton SystemWorks applications for Mac OS X 10.2.

SquidCam 1.0.1 (Posted 9/11/2002 at 12:40 PM)
SquidCam has been updated with a number of fixes and features.

Teddy Bears' Picnic (Posted 9/11/2002 at 12:38 PM)
A new CD-Rom is available for kids aged 4 to 6 called Teddy Bear's Picnic.

Mac OS X on Intel chips a bad idea (Posted 9/11/2002 at 12:37 PM)
A article on why Mac OS X on Intel chips a bad idea.

iCal Review (Posted 9/10/2002 at 11:37 AM)
MacSpotlight has a review of Apple's new iCal application.

Alarm Clock Pro 5.6.7 (Posted 9/10/2002 at 11:32 AM)
Alarm Clock Pro has been updated with some bug fixes and modifications.

Future FileMaker Version Mac OS X Only (Posted 9/10/2002 at 11:30 AM)
FileMaker has announced that future Mac versions of FileMaker Pro will be Mac OS X only.

IconBuilder Pro 3.5.1 (Posted 9/10/2002 at 11:28 AM)
The iconfactory has released and update to IconBuilder Pro.

Sybase ships RDBMS for 'Jaguar' (Posted 9/10/2002 at 11:27 AM)
Sybase's Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 12.5 for Mac OS X Server 10.2 will be available later this month.

IconIt 1.1.4 (Posted 9/10/2002 at 10:20 AM)
IconIt makes it easier to assign icons to file and folders by allowing you to do this from a menu in the Finder.

Project Timer 1.2 (Posted 9/10/2002 at 10:18 AM)
Project Timer 1.2 is a major upgrade to the world's most popular time tracking program.

Chimera 0.5 (Posted 9/10/2002 at 10:03 AM)
Chimera has been updated to version 0.5 with a focus on stability and bug fixing, with some new features and performance work thrown in.

iCal (Posted 9/10/2002 at 9:43 AM)
iCal is now available for download and requires Mac OS X 10.2.

Mac OS X Only Booting (Posted 9/10/2002 at 9:42 AM)
Starting in 2003, Apple announced that all new Mac models will only boot in Mac OS X though they will maintain the ability to run applications in Classic.

Rendezvous Adoption (Posted 9/10/2002 at 9:41 AM)
Developers are adopting Apple"s Rendezvous networking technology for incorporation into everything from consumer electronics to printers, enterprise database management and educational applications. Some of the supporters are Philips, Canon, Xerox, Sybase, World Book and previous Rendezvous adopters Hewlett-Packard, Epson and Lexmark.

Is that a Mac in a penguin suit? (Posted 9/9/2002 at 2:49 PM)
A article regarding a Mac dealer who has started selling Apple Computer systems loaded with both Linux and Mac OS X.

Screen Capture in Mac OS X 10.2 (Posted 9/9/2002 at 2:36 PM)
This article on discussed the numerous improvements in screen capture in Jaguar.

MacFamilyTree 3 (Posted 9/9/2002 at 2:32 PM)
MacFamilyTree 3 is a genealogy program for the Macintosh with easy user interface, native Gedcom file support, html export to create a web page and many other features.

Samba Sharing Package (SSP) 2.5b2 (Posted 9/9/2002 at 2:04 PM)
Samba Sharing Package allows you to have finer control over the builtin Samba/Windows File Sharing capabilities of MacOSX 10.2.

Mac OS X Server 10.2 (Posted 9/9/2002 at 1:54 PM)
Apple is now shipping the 10.2 version of Mac OS X Server.

Aqua Icon Kit 1.1 (Posted 9/7/2002 at 8:19 PM)
Aqua Icon Kit 1.1
helps you create high-quality Aqua icons for your Mac OS X products, we have put together the Aqua Icon Kit, which contains templates and instructional materials for creating high-quality icons.

Watson 1.5.5 (Posted 9/7/2002 at 4:54 PM)
Watson has been updated to version 1.5.5 and includes some new tools such as Google Search and

OE2vCard.html (Posted 9/7/2002 at 3:25 PM)
OE2vCard.html is a JavaScript which will convert Outlook Express contacts to a format which can be dragged into Mac OS X's Mail app.

New Switch Ads (Posted 9/7/2002 at 11:18 AM)
Apple has posted some new switch ads on its web site.

Hello Jaguar (Posted 9/5/2002 at 2:40 PM)
Hello Jaguar installs an edited version of the boot loader found in Mac OS X 10.2 "Jaguar" which brings back everyone's favorite friend, the Happy Mac.

BBEdit 6.5.3 Update (Posted 9/5/2002 at 2:37 PM)
BBEdit has been updated and the update is recommended for all users, especially those using Jaguar.

Microsoft Security Flaw (Posted 9/5/2002 at 2:36 PM)
A Microsoft security flaw could also make Macs vulnerable. Use "Happy Mac" icon in Jaguar (Posted 9/4/2002 at 4:05 PM)
As noted on, this page explains how to put the happy Mac back for your startup screen in Jaguar instead of the Apple logo.

WeatherPop 1.5 (Posted 9/4/2002 at 4:02 PM)
WeatherPop has been updated to fix a problem which caused it to stop working.

PopChar X 1.3 (Posted 9/4/2002 at 3:59 PM)
An update to PopChar X now includes some new features and Jaguar compatibility.

Danicsoft (Posted 9/4/2002 at 12:27 PM)
Danicsoft has two Mac OS X applications available: SpeedRun which is a benchmarking utility and Copernicus which is a screenshot program which also allows you to capture movies.

Dejal Simon 1.0b1 (Posted 9/4/2002 at 12:25 PM)
Dejal Simon checks web and/or FTP sites that you specify at the desired frequency, and indicates when they change or go down.

Lasso 6 (Posted 9/4/2002 at 12:21 PM)
Blue World has announced their new Lasso 6 product line.

Microsoft Downturn, Apple Upturn? (Posted 9/4/2002 at 12:20 PM)
This MacCentral article talks about the possibility of those disenchanted with the high cost of Microsoft software could be a boon for Apple.

Transmit 2 Beta Testers (Posted 9/4/2002 at 12:16 PM)
Panic is seeking beta testers to test version 2 of Transmit, their FTP application.

WeatherPop (Posted 9/2/2002 at 9:04 AM)
WeatherPop is temporarily broken due to some changes in its data source and an update is expected soon.

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