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December 2002 Archived News

Happy New Year (Posted 12/31/2002 at 11:26 AM) would like to wish all of our readers a happy and safe new year!

World Book "Jaguar" Edition (Posted 12/31/2002 at 11:01 AM)
World Book and Software MacKiev have released the World Book "Jaguar" Edition, a new version of their electronic encyclopedia for Mac users.

Page Sender 2.3 (Posted 12/31/2002 at 10:11 AM)
Page Sender now supports printer sharing in Mac OS X 10.2 so you can send faxes and E-mails directly from the print dialog to shared fax printers.

ChimeX 1.0 (Posted 12/31/2002 at 10:09 AM)
ChimeX lets you customize alerts for the hour, half hour, and quarter hour. You may have the computer speak the time, play a sound file of your choice, play the standard alert sound, or do nothing.

Blue Crab 2.0.1 (Posted 12/30/2002 at 11:05 AM)
Download complete web sites for speedy offline browsing.

WhatRoute X 1.8.12 (Posted 12/30/2002 at 9:45 AM)
WhatRoute X has been updated with some bug fixes.

What's .Mac Worth? (Posted 12/30/2002 at 9:39 AM)
A Macworld article looks at Apple's .Mac service to determine if it is worth the $100 per year.

Not forbidden fruit (Posted 12/30/2002 at 9:35 AM)
A Seattle Times article which discusses how PC users continue to upgrade their machines with the same-old-same-old-just-more-so and the Mac alternative.

Font Pilot 1.1 (Posted 12/30/2002 at 9:28 AM)
Font Pilot has been updated and includes some new enhancements, like the ability to view fonts which aren't installed in your Fonts folder.

Microsoft Ordered to Carry Java (Posted 12/24/2002 at 8:54 AM)
Microsoft has been ordered by a U.S. district court judge to include Sun's Java with Windows.

Sn" 2001.12.5 (Posted 12/24/2002 at 8:50 AM)
Sn" is a freeware application that makes snow fall over your desktop, perfect for those wanting a white Christmas.

WebDesktop 1.0 (Posted 12/24/2002 at 8:45 AM)
WebDesktop allows you to put a web browser on your desktop, see the site for more...

Switched (Posted 12/24/2002 at 8:42 AM)
Phillip J. Windley, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the State of Utah, wrote in his weblog that he is switching to the Mac.

Happy Holidays from (Posted 12/24/2002 at 8:35 AM)
We would like to wish all our readers and their families a happy and safe holiday season.


Mac OS X 10.2 Troubleshooting (Posted 12/23/2002 at 9:05 AM)
An article called "How To Deal With Common Macintosh OS X 10.2 Jaguar Problems" is available from the MacAttoryney web site.

2002 in Review: From iMac to Jaguar (Posted 12/23/2002 at 8:59 AM)
A article summarizing the last year for Apple.

VPN Tracker 1.5 Preview (Posted 12/23/2002 at 8:51 AM)
VPN Tracker has an upcoming update which is now available as a preview release.

Quickbooks Pro 5 (Posted 12/23/2002 at 8:42 AM)
The new version of Quickbooks Pro which now runs on Mac OS X is available from the Apple Store.

CandyBar 1.0.3 (Posted 12/20/2002 at 3:50 PM)
CandyBar, which is a collaboration between the Iconfactory and Panic, has been updated to version 1.0.3.

Script Editor 2.0 (Posted 12/20/2002 at 3:45 PM)
Apple has released a preview version of theirScript Editor 2.0 with a new unified easier-to-use interface that combines previously disparate functions into a single multi-paned, resizable, multi-tabbed window.

Mac OS X 10.2.3 Update (Posted 12/19/2002 at 3:46 PM)
The 10.2.3 Update is available through Software Update and delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for the following applications, utilities, and technologies: AppleScript, Classic compatibility, Disk Copy, Disk Utility, Image Capture, Mail, OpenGL, Print Center, and Rendezvous. It provides audio, disc recording, graphics, printing improvements, as well as AFP and WebDAV networking improvements. The update also provides updated security services and includes the latest Security Updates. Apple Bets Big on Getting in Sync (Posted 12/19/2002 at 2:00 PM)
A article regarding the importance of Sync software for Apple and others and how it may conflict with Microsoft.

Transmit 2.2 (Posted 12/19/2002 at 1:40 PM)
Panic has released an update to Transmit 2.2 which is available for download.

iBook Mac Lab Carry Case (Posted 12/19/2002 at 1:37 PM)
The Mac Lab case from Willow Design will be configured to carry up to six 12-inch iBooks in individually protected compartments, an Airport base station, plus all the power supplies, cords and accessories needed to set up a mobile iBook lab.

@-time (Posted 12/19/2002 at 1:33 PM)
@-time is a dock-based application that displays the time in several world cities. It also displays GMT (UTC) time and Internet (@) time.

Lasso Professional 6.0.1 (Posted 12/19/2002 at 1:32 PM)
Blueworld has released an update to Lasso 6 with numerous bug fixes.

FileMaker 6.0v4 (Posted 12/19/2002 at 1:31 PM)
FileMaker has released an update to FileMaker 6 which addresses some problems with Jaguar.

Measles 2.0 (Posted 12/18/2002 at 3:14 PM)
Measles is a Mac OS X "desktop critter" that is both fun and useful. The "measles" in question are little bouncy spheres that travel around your desktop, bouncing off of windows and each other.

Mac Only Video Editing Storage Kit (Posted 12/18/2002 at 3:12 PM)
Sony will introduce their new Rough Cut Advanced Video Editing Storage kit next year -- the kit is designed to simplify the workflow process for Mac-based video editors.

Mac BU names new head (Posted 12/18/2002 at 3:10 PM)
Microsoft's Mac Business Unit has named the replacement for Kevin Brown.

iTerm 0.5.7 (Posted 12/18/2002 at 3:07 PM)
iTerm is a full featured terminal emulation program written for OS X using Cocoa.

Virtual PC 6 (Posted 12/18/2002 at 3:01 PM)
Connectix announced Virtual PC 6 and has special upgrade offers for those who have recently purchased version 5.

Alarm Clock Pro 6.1 (Posted 12/18/2002 at 2:58 PM)
Alarm Clock Pro now has the ability to wake your Mac from sleep after a specified duration.

MP3 Dock 1.0 (Posted 12/18/2002 at 2:57 PM)
MP3 Dock resides in the Mac OS X Dock, enabling a high-quality playback and easy browsing through MP3 files.

e-CryptIt Engine 7.0 (Posted 12/17/2002 at 2:35 PM)
e-CryptIt Engine is a REALbasic plugin which will includes functions for different encryption methods.

NoteTaker 2003 (Posted 12/17/2002 at 2:24 PM)
NoteTaker 2003 is a Mac OS X product for managing personal notes, Web site URLS, lists, outlines, projects, and information of any type that can be stored on a computer.

iPod Software 1.2.1 (Posted 12/17/2002 at 2:21 PM)
iPod Software 1.2.1 adds significant enhancements and new features to iPod. Some features require iTunes 3 or later.

VaporSec 0.9 (Posted 12/17/2002 at 2:10 PM)
VaporSec IPSec policies that will allow you to connect to other IPSec devices.

EV Nova 1.0.3 (Posted 12/16/2002 at 1:18 PM)
Ambrosia has released an update to EV Nova which is available through their web site and contains a number of bug fixes.

Seek 2.5 (Posted 12/16/2002 at 12:10 PM)
Seek takes the hassle out of web searches by bringing you directly to the results of your search in your web browser using 1 of 9 search engines with a total of 48 different search types, cutting search times almost in half.

Mac Job Network (Posted 12/16/2002 at 12:08 PM)
Press 3 now offers a Job Network for all Mac users in addition to their MacCSE certification.

WebCam Driver Updated (Posted 12/16/2002 at 12:00 PM)
IOXperts has released an update to their USB Webcam driver.

RealOne Player for Mac OS X (Posted 12/16/2002 at 11:59 AM)
Real Networks has released the final version of their RealOne Player for Mac OS X.

SPSS 11.0 (Posted 12/16/2002 at 11:54 AM)
A Mac OS X version of the statistical software, SPSS is now availble.

PC killer on the loose (Posted 12/16/2002 at 11:44 AM)
An Infoworld article called "PC killer on the lose" where the author states "We beat them twice as hard because they're so pretty and because, well, we're not Mac people. When it was over, the PowerBooks owned us utterly. Trust us; that never happens."

KisMAC 0.02f (Posted 12/15/2002 at 11:13 AM)
KisMAC is a wardriving tool for Mac OS X 10.2. It works in monitoring mode and is completely invisible.

iSparx Beta 3 (Posted 12/15/2002 at 11:12 AM)
iSparx is the extension for your daily work tasks to share information of the Mac OS X Addressbook with others in your network.

MacScan Public Beta (Posted 12/15/2002 at 11:05 AM)
MacScan detects, isolates and removes spyware on the Macintosh and is available for Mac OS (68k/PPC) and Mac OS X.

Pod2Go 0.4 (Posted 12/15/2002 at 11:01 AM)
Pod2Go is a small, easy to use application that will download news, weather, stock quotes and more onto your iPod.

Food Chain (Posted 12/13/2002 at 8:59 AM)
Food Chain, a highly addicitive fun for all ages game, is available for Macintosh computers on CD-ROM directly from Cajun Games and includes over 25 shareware games.

Spring 1.0 offers 'concept-centric' desktop software (Posted 12/12/2002 at 4:51 PM)
Spring is built around the idea of a "concept-centric desktop," where you apply relationships to objects by using one-click actions, rather than having to navigate myriad menus and separate applications to perform the functions you need.

Fire 0.32.a (Posted 12/12/2002 at 4:48 PM)
Fire has been updated and includes numerous enhances and fixes including Oscar support in AIM.

eFax Messsenger 2.10 (Posted 12/12/2002 at 12:56 PM)
A new version of eFax Messenger is available for Mac OS X.

Apple sues former contractor (Posted 12/11/2002 at 9:28 PM)
Apple Computer has a message for people who reveal product details before the company does: We will sue.

Aqua Christmas (Posted 12/11/2002 at 3:18 PM)
Aqua Christmas features 15 icons including: Candy Canes, Candy Canes in cup, Gingerbread House, Gingerbread Man, Heart (green, red), Holly, Mistletoe, Red Stocking, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus, Snowman, Wreath, Christmas Tree and Gifts, Xmas Trees.

Opera 6.0 Available (Posted 12/11/2002 at 1:32 PM)
Opera 6.0 is now available for Mac OS 8.6 through Mac OS X 10.2.

QuarkXPress vs. InDesign examined on Your Mac Life (Posted 12/11/2002 at 1:30 PM)
Your Mac Life will examine QuarkXPress vs. InDesign on tonight's episode.

FileMaker Pro 6.0v4 (Posted 12/11/2002 at 1:27 PM)
FileMaker has been updated in the forthcoming update which includes tweaks in the way it handles import/export XML operations involving remote XML/XSL data sources or files generated multiple HTTP requests. These tasks are now completed with a single HTTP request.

Fetch 4.0.3 (Posted 12/11/2002 at 1:26 PM)
Fetch has been updated to offer improved compatibility with Mac OS X 10.2 ("Jaguar"), along with enhancements in AppleScript support, Kerberos security, and the use of SOCKS gateways.

PocketMac Professional Edition (Posted 12/11/2002 at 1:18 PM)
PocketMac is the Mac to Pocket PC sync software that allows you to connect your Pocket PC to your Mac via USB or TCP/IP (Ethernet, AirPort, 802.11b, etc.).

osXigen 2.0 (Posted 12/11/2002 at 1:16 PM)
osXigen is a fully featured and easy to use FTP client and now does SFTP.

A Better Finder Rename 5.1 (Posted 12/11/2002 at 1:14 PM)
"A Better Finder Rename" Macintosh Finder enhancement has been updated and extends the new separate file name and extension processing feature introduced in version 5.0.

Handy MP3 Dock 1.0 (Posted 12/11/2002 at 1:12 PM)
Handy MP3 Dock allows Mac OS X users to playback MP3 music from the Dock.

iPod's with Madonna's Autograph (Posted 12/10/2002 at 9:57 PM)
Apple is selling versions of the iPod on its Web site that have Madonna's lasered autograph engraved on the back of the device.

AutoTagX (Posted 12/10/2002 at 4:07 PM)
AutoTagX automatically tags and organizes your MP3 files with the simplicity of drag-and-drop and the power of internet music databases.

Email Magician 2.0 (Posted 12/10/2002 at 12:31 PM)
Email Magician checks for around 1,500 spam characteristics when it generates hundreds of spam filters and "possible spam" filters customized to your individual needs and by detecting with whom you regularly correspond, Email Magician automatically creates filters, mailboxes, and address book entries.

MBS-RB-Plugins 2.7 (Posted 12/10/2002 at 11:33 AM)
MBS-RB-Plugins are REALbasic plugins with many features including the ability to access Rendevous network resources.

Microsoft Query X for Mac (Posted 12/10/2002 at 11:29 AM)
Microsoft Query X for Mac uses Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) to allow you to import data from databases into Microsoft Excel"X. You can use Query"X to create new queries or refresh existing queries that were created in other versions of Excel, such as Excel"98, Excel"2001, and Excel for Windows.

Netscape 7.01 (Posted 12/10/2002 at 11:26 AM)
Netscape has released version 7.01 of their browser for Mac OS X and Mac OS Classic.

iDVDThemePAK's (Posted 12/10/2002 at 11:24 AM) has theme packs which can be used with Apple's iDVD 2.0 software.

Mac Minder 1.1 (Posted 12/9/2002 at 8:58 AM)
Mac Minder has been updated and includes teh following enhancements: Mac Minder security has been substantially improved, Optional secondary password for use on computers where child has an admin account, Optional version checking over the Internet, Option to exclude the screen saver from logs, Games that don't respond to the normal quit message are now forced to quit, Fixed a crash that could occur when refreshing a log window while viewing cumulative totals and Windows are no longer textured, in accordance to Apple's Human Interface Guidelines.

QuickBooks Pro 5.0 for Mac (Posted 12/8/2002 at 11:34 AM)
Intuit is taking preorders for the new QuickBooks for Mac.

SnowSaver 1.1b2 (Posted 12/8/2002 at 11:32 AM)
SnowSaver is a screensaver module for Mac OS X that shows big, fluffy snowflakes falling across an aqua sky.

Carbon Sound Manager Update 6.0.2 (Posted 12/8/2002 at 11:28 AM)
The Carbon Sound Manager Update is available from Apple through Software Update and improves reliability and performance of some applications that access Carbon Sound Manager.

The Inside Mac Radio Show (Posted 12/7/2002 at 1:51 PM)
The Inside Mac Radio Show, a new weekly broadcast will make its debut on Saturday, December 7, 2002 at 11 a.m. - 1p.m. PST on CNET Radio - The Tech Station, San Francisco Bay Area - KNEW 910am, Nationwide - XM Satellite Radio, Channel 130 and Worldwide at

FWB SMART Toolkit and FWB DriveTest (Posted 12/7/2002 at 1:47 PM)
FWB Software announced the immediate availability of two "Built for OSX" Utilities, FWB SMART Toolkit and FWB DriveTest.

QuickPopup 3.1 beta (Posted 12/3/2002 at 4:33 PM)
QuickPopup 3.1 beta allows users to exchange popup messages over corporate, school and home networks without connecting to the Internet.

Now Up-to-Date & Contact for Macintosh 4.2.6 (Posted 12/3/2002 at 4:12 PM)
Now Up-to-Date & Contact for Macintosh version 4.2.6 has been temporiarly removed due to a potential problem some users have reported.

PGP Desktop for Macintosh 8.0 (Posted 12/3/2002 at 4:08 PM)
PGP Desktop for Macintosh 8.0 includes full support for Mac OS X (10.2 and later); new enhanced user interface; plug-in for Apple Mail that supports PGP/MIME (RFC 3156); Microsoft Entourage integration; dock and services integration; expanded Unicode support for multiple language and country support in keys and data; PGP Disk format compatibility between Mac OS X and Windows; encrypt using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) in PGP Disk.

A-N-I-M-A-L-S 1.2 (Posted 12/2/2002 at 9:33 AM)
A-N-I-M-A-L-S is a unique game that helps children learn to read while it's still fun.

iPulse 1.0.1 (Posted 12/2/2002 at 9:31 AM)
iPulse, from the Iconfactory, has been updated to version 1.0.1.

Your Mac Life to Interview Wozniak (Posted 12/2/2002 at 9:29 AM)
At MacWorld Expo in San Francisco, Your Mac Life will be interviewing Steve Wozniak.

VaporSec 0.8 (Posted 12/2/2002 at 9:27 AM)
VaporSec an IPSec GUI client that will allow you to create incredibly secure connections between Mac OS X 10.2 machines"or between your machine and third party firewalls using the built-in IPSec capabilities of Mac OS X 10.2.

Searchling 1.0 (Posted 12/2/2002 at 9:25 AM)
Searchling is a free, quick and unobtrusive way to access your favorite search sites in MacOS X. Once running, Searchling appears as a small icon (the 'G', for Google) in your menu bar alongside your other menulings.

InfoWorld on Apple and Mac OS X (Posted 12/2/2002 at 9:23 AM)
InfoWorld Technical Director, Tom Yager writes "Apple picked the worst possible time to take the biggest risk imaginable. Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server are unqualified hits on everything from $999 notebooks through entry servers. Developers are climbing onto the platform in droves, as well they should."

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