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January 2003 Archived News

Wired.com on iCommune (Posted 1/31/2003 at 3:25 PM)
A Wired.com article which discusses the new iCommune software to be released which will allow the sharing of files between users on Mac OS X.

News.com Article on iLife (Posted 1/31/2003 at 2:43 PM)
A News.com article discussing the release of iLife and the $50 price tag which is more than the prior release of iDVD with the other three applications being free downloads.

Key Holder for Mac OS X (Posted 1/31/2003 at 10:04 AM)
Key Holder is a password account database application. For each account, the account name, user, password, Internet URL, and a memo field for miscellaneous notes can be kept.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (Posted 1/31/2003 at 10:00 AM)
Aspyr is now shipping Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3.

iLife Shipping (Posted 1/31/2003 at 8:26 AM)
We have heard of iLife orders shipping for the past couple days but now have received confirmation that our iLife or is shipping as well.

Destineer Acquires MacSoft (Posted 1/30/2003 at 11:37 PM)
MacSoft has been aquired by Destineer which is the parent company of Bold.

Microsoft's OneNote (Posted 1/30/2003 at 9:57 AM)
According to Think Secret, Microsoft's OneNote, annouced at Comdex 2002, may be coming to the Mac in a future release.

Mactracker X 2.0.1 (Posted 1/30/2003 at 9:54 AM)
Mactracker has been updated wtih the latest displays and PowerMac G4's from Apple.

.Mac Address Book Synchronization (Posted 1/30/2003 at 9:44 AM)
You are now able to synchronize you .Mac Address Book with the Address Book on your local machine.

GoodbyeSpam (Posted 1/30/2003 at 9:39 AM)
GoodbyeSpam is a web based service that eliminates spam from your mailbox use of an approved and blocked list.

GraphicConverter 4.5.3 (Posted 1/30/2003 at 9:35 AM)
GraphicConverter has beeen updated with support for Mac OS X 10.2 and more.

Bookie 1.0 (Posted 1/30/2003 at 9:31 AM)
Bookie is a utility to share your bookmarks using Rendezvous and currently supports Apple's Safari web browser.

InDesign to QuarkXPress (Posted 1/30/2003 at 9:29 AM)
Markzware has released InDesign to QuarkXPress which offers a quick and easy way to convert InDesign files into QuarkXPress documents.

iClip 1.0 (Posted 1/30/2003 at 9:22 AM)
iClip is a utility that helps users get past the limitations of a single Clipboard. iClip allows users to quickly copy & paste and drag & drop various clippings to and from its multiple "clipping bins" so that they can be easily accessed in the applications they're using.

Email Magician 2.1 (Posted 1/29/2003 at 2:13 PM)
Email Magician adds 350 new spam definitions in version 2.1, plus a powerful Setup Wizard with 37 screens designed to teach you the program's features while you configure the software for your unique email habits.

New 20.1" Display Requires Mac OS X 10.2.x (Posted 1/29/2003 at 11:04 AM)
According to Macfixit, the new 20.1" Cinema Display released by Apple yesterday will require Mac OS X 10.2.x.

Mac vs. Windows: Who Cares? (Posted 1/29/2003 at 9:57 AM)
A Wired.com article on the how most people don't seem to care about the Mac versus PC arguments.

Time Track 1.2 (Posted 1/28/2003 at 1:17 PM)
Time Track is a time logging program, originally designed for consultants and freelancers to minimize time spent logging hours and to enhance billing accuracy. It can be utilized by any profession and allows the user to quickly and easily log the durations of events.

WindowShade 2.1.2 (Posted 1/28/2003 at 1:14 PM)
WindowShade, which brings back the Window Shade feature of Mac OS 8/9 as well as other new features, has been updated.

Opera for the Mac (Posted 1/28/2003 at 1:12 PM)
Following the release of the Safari web browser for the Mac, it is unlikely that a version of Opera will continue to be released.

JeepSafari 1.0 (Posted 1/28/2003 at 1:06 PM)
JeepSafari will synchronize your Safari bookmarks between two machines by using a .Mac account.

Apple Releases New PowerMac G4's (Posted 1/28/2003 at 1:02 PM)
Apple has updated their Power Mac G4 line which now comes in 1.42GHz and 1.25GHz dual-processor configurations and in a 1GHz single-processor model which are also Airport Extreme and Bluetooth ready.

Apple Releases New Displays (Posted 1/28/2003 at 1:00 PM)
Apple has released a new line of displays today with 17", 20" and 23" models.

CronniX 2.0.2 (Posted 1/28/2003 at 9:18 AM)
CronniX allows you to modify your crontab settings without having to use the terminal to do so.

Adobe Dropping Mac OS 9 (Posted 1/27/2003 at 8:50 AM)
Adobe will begin dropping support for the classic Mac OS in their next batch of updates with future products being Mac OS X only.

eScope 1.0 (Posted 1/27/2003 at 8:43 AM)
eScope will deliver your daily horoscope to you and will automatically publish it to iCal, send a daily email or send it to a friend.

New Tech from Adobe at PhotoshopWorld? (Posted 1/27/2003 at 8:40 AM)
There have been hints that Adobe will be unveiling some new technology at PhotoshopWorld in February.

Nisus Writer for Mac OS X Coming (Posted 1/27/2003 at 8:38 AM)
Nisus is working on rewriting their word processor, Nisus Writer, in Cocoa.

eWeek on Apple's Enterprise Efforts (Posted 1/27/2003 at 8:36 AM)
A new eWeek editorial suggests that people who gripe about Microsoft's dominance in the IT world ought to look at Apple instead.

Mac Minder 1.1.3 (Posted 1/26/2003 at 12:24 PM)
Mac Minder 1.1.3 is now available and fixes an important issue present in 1.1.2 where the background program that monitors user logins and logouts would unexpectedly quit after several hours. The result of this was that the next time a user logged out and in again the background monitor would not launch.

Unsanity Raising Prices (Posted 1/25/2003 at 1:03 PM)
Unsanity will be raising the prices of their "haxies" from $7 to $10 effective February 1, 2003.

iLife Delay (Posted 1/24/2003 at 11:24 AM)
It appears that Apple's iLife has been delayed till January 31st instead of its original ship date of January 25th.

Kevin Mitnick and a 17" PowerBook (Posted 1/24/2003 at 11:08 AM)
Now that Kevin Mitnick is legally allowed to be back online, he is hoping the sale of his 486-based Toshiba Satellite laptop and some other equipment will be enough to purchase a 17" PowerBook according to this article on Maccentral.

Entourage Help Page (Posted 1/23/2003 at 7:57 PM)
The Entourage Help Page is provided by teh Mac MVPs with a number of facts related to Entourage.

iPhoto Mailer Patcher (Posted 1/23/2003 at 7:45 PM)
iPhoto Mailer Patcher is a hack for Apple iPhoto. iPhoto 1.1.1 brings the ability to send pictures directly from the application. Unfortunately, it only works with Apple Mail, which is part of Mac OS X. iPhoto Mailer Patcher enables iPhoto to send e-mail with Entourage, Eudora, Mailsmith, PowerMail or QuickMail Pro.

Keynote Glitches (Posted 1/23/2003 at 10:44 AM)
A News.com article on a number of glitches that have been found in Apple's new Keynote application.

Baby Safe 1.60 (Posted 1/23/2003 at 10:40 AM)
Baby Safe provides an interactive safe environment for your baby to play with the computer, while at the same time preventing your baby from causing chaos on your computer.

SpamStopper 1.4.0 (Posted 1/23/2003 at 10:35 AM)
SpamStopper is a web designer?s utility that will help keep email address harvesting spambots from grabbing email addresses from your website. SpamStopper encodes the text of your email address so that it no longer looks like an email address in your HTML, which makes all the current harvesting spambots ignore it when they scan internet pages.

FileWave XClient 2.0 (Posted 1/23/2003 at 10:30 AM)
FileWave has released FileWave XClient 2.0, a new version of its automated distribution and management software. The new version adds support for a new security protocol, along with enhanced scalability and redundancy and improved support for Jaguar.

FlashMath 1.1 (Posted 1/23/2003 at 10:24 AM)
FlashMath is an easy-to-use flash card program that teaches basic math. Designed especially for computer-loving students, FlashMath uses an "eat your vegetables" approach to learning math. It intermittently interrupts whatever the student is doing to quiz him or her on a set of flash cards.

GPRS Script Generator 1.5 (Posted 1/23/2003 at 10:22 AM)
GPRS Script Generator is a software utility to help on generating Macintosh Modem Scripts for GPRS connections.

ExecutiveSync 1.2.0 (Posted 1/23/2003 at 10:10 AM)
ExecutiveSync uses the superior TAS (Time And State) synchronization technique. TAS is a powerful approach to file synchronization that guarantees accuracy by storing and comparing true CRC32 bit checksums over time. With ExecutiveSync you can add, remove and edit files in both folders at the same time without fear or hesitation, and those changes will be replicated the next time that you synchronize your folders.

Shredder (Posted 1/23/2003 at 10:06 AM)
Shredder is a native MacOSX application for shredding files and folders. Files are overwritten 24 times by alternating 0s, 1s and psuedorandom data(8 passes of each) and then deleted. This technique is based on the standard outlined in US Department of Defense Manual 5220.22 M.

X11: Apple's Secret Formula (Posted 1/22/2003 at 1:53 PM)
A News.com article regarding Apple's release of the X Windows system, or X11, for Mac OS X. The download is available from Apple at their Mac OS X page.

Spy OS X 1.0b1 (Posted 1/22/2003 at 1:49 PM)
Spy OS X allows you to run a small server on your Mac, that when accessed by any normal web browser, allows people to see your screen, as well as information about your Macintosh.

Kids GoGoGo X 6.6 (Posted 1/22/2003 at 1:47 PM)
KidsGoGoGo filters unknown adult-only sites by analogy, as well as known adult sites by database. All you need to do is installing KidsGoGoGo in order to protect children from harmful web sites.

Alepin 2.2 (Posted 1/22/2003 at 1:34 PM)
Alepin is a notepad and scrapbook replacement for Mac OS X. It features Classic Notepad import, Stickies X import, file imports and exports, autosave and auto-open, as well as many other features.

Apple Takes on Enterprise Shine (Posted 1/22/2003 at 1:18 PM)
An eWeek article regarding Apple, Mac OS X and the value it offers to enterprise buyers.

IBM plans more PDAs powered by Linux (Posted 1/21/2003 at 10:06 PM)
IBM is planning on the release of a reference design for a Linux PDA based on its PowerPC 405LP chip.

Mactracker 2.0 (Posted 1/21/2003 at 10:02 AM)
MacTracker has been updated and includes such updates as the latest models of Macs and pictures under the info windows.

QuarkXPress 6.0 Inside Details (Posted 1/21/2003 at 9:53 AM)
Thinksecret.com has a report on the upcoming QuarkXPress 6.0 with among the many features include compatibility with Mac OS X.

Apple Welcomes Safari Users (Posted 1/21/2003 at 9:47 AM)
Apple has added an icon to their front page welcoming those users who go their with the new Safari web browser. Maccentric has decided to follow their lead so you will see the same icon on Maccentric.com if you browse using Safari.

HealthEngage (Posted 1/21/2003 at 9:29 AM)
HealthEngage sells a series of applications for managing everything from Diabetes to Fitness with a new application for managing Depression.

Logic 6 (Posted 1/21/2003 at 9:23 AM)
Version 6 of the Emagic Logic Series provides better processor efficiency, more editing and mixing power, improved features for film scoring, newly-developed EQ and MP3 import/export functionality and optimized automation.

Flying Icons (Posted 1/20/2003 at 11:27 AM)
Flying Icons is a community project where each user submits an icon (Only one per submission) with a little island that and the intention is to create a full city.

A History of ClarisWorks (Posted 1/20/2003 at 10:45 AM)
As noted on Macintouch, this brief history of ClarisWorks is written by Bob Hearn, one of the original developers, and offers a his perspective on its history.

Kairos 1.01 (Posted 1/20/2003 at 10:40 AM)
Kairos records the weather conditions for any location you specify and graphs the data. In addition Kairos can monitor the temperature and send out warning emails if it detects the conditions are becoming icy.

Lights Out 2.0 (Posted 1/20/2003 at 10:38 AM)
Lights Out is an application designed to give users more control over Apple's Energy Saver. Many scanners and other peripherals interfere with the Mac's normal sleeping patterns. Lights Out offers a secondary idle timer to put your Mac to sleep even when Energy Saver fails to do so.

Safari Downloads Top 1 Million (Posted 1/20/2003 at 10:37 AM)
Apple announced that more than 1 million copies of its new Safari web browser have been downloaded since the free public beta was posted on Apple?s web site on January 7.

Apple on Top of Its Game (Posted 1/19/2003 at 9:28 AM)
A report by the O'Reilly Network about MacWorld San Francisco 2003.

OSXvnc 1.0 (Posted 1/18/2003 at 10:42 AM)
OSXvnc, a VNC server, is available from Redstone softare.

Keyspan 7-Way Media Reader (Posted 1/17/2003 at 11:31 AM)
Keyspan's 7-Way Media Reader allows you to read and write memory cards used in digital cameras, MP3 players, mobile phones, PDAs and other devices.

Keyspan USB BlueTooth Adapter (Posted 1/17/2003 at 11:30 AM)
Keyspans USB BlueTooth Adapter allows BlueTooth communication within a 50 foot range.

Vert?X for Apple's XServe (Posted 1/17/2003 at 11:29 AM)
A pair of Vert?Xes from Marathon can turn your rackmount Mac server into a floor-standing tower case.

Mac OS X Teams wins 4th Annual Wired Rave Awards (Posted 1/17/2003 at 11:27 AM)
Apple's Mac OS X team has won the 4th Annual Wired Rave Awards.

xDNS Builder (Posted 1/17/2003 at 11:24 AM)
xDNS Builder allows you to set up or maintain Domain Name Service (DNS) on Mac OS X using a GUI instead of a terminal.

PopChar X 2.0 (Posted 1/17/2003 at 11:23 AM)
A new version of PopChar X is now available which includes automatic font detection.

MacVCD X (Posted 1/17/2003 at 11:19 AM)
MacVCD X is the easy-to-use, full featured Video CD (VCD) Player for your Mac OS X system.

Kerio MailServer 5.5 (Posted 1/16/2003 at 12:20 PM)
Kerio MailServer offers POP3, IMAP, WebMail and WAP access to e-mail services. Beside anti-viral protection, the software also offers secure access capabilities and spam blocking.

Smallest PowerBook Has Style, Size, Price to Make Apple Shine (Posted 1/16/2003 at 12:14 PM)
An article by the WSJ.com that reviews Apple's new 12" PowerBook G4.

Safari Aquafier 1.2 (Posted 1/15/2003 at 2:41 PM)
Safari Aquafier will change the brushed metal interface in Apple's Safari browser into an Aqua one.

Apple Reports First Quarter Results (Posted 1/15/2003 at 2:36 PM)
Apple has posted a net loss of $8 million, or $.02 per share. These results compare to a net profit of $38 million, or $.11 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Revenues for the quarter were $1.47 billion, up 7 percent from the year-ago quarter, and gross margins were 27.6 percent, down from 30.7 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 43 percent of the quarter?s revenues.

The quarter?s results included a $17 million after-tax restructuring charge and a $2 million after-tax accounting transition adjustment. Excluding these non-recurring items, the Company?s net profit for the quarter would have been $11 million, or $.03 per share.

Sony to release Mac fingerprint ID solution (Posted 1/15/2003 at 2:32 PM)
Sony will be releasing a Mac-specific addition to their biometric product line this spring. The FIU600 unit will offer fingerprint identification for, among other things, logging into Mac OS X.

Chicken of the VNC 1.3.5 (Posted 1/15/2003 at 2:24 PM)
Chicken of the VNC, the open source VNC client, has been updated to version 1.3.5.

Virtual PC 6.0.1 (Posted 1/15/2003 at 2:22 PM)
Connectix has release an update to Virtual PC 6 which among other changes, will allow Quicken TurboTax Deluxe to install and run.

Meteorologist 1.2 (Posted 1/15/2003 at 2:20 PM)
Meteorologist is a simple interface to weather provided by weather.com.

Dave Hyatt's Weblog (Posted 1/14/2003 at 3:32 PM)
This is a weblog on updates to Safari, Apple's new web browser.

Apple Snub Stings Mozilla (Posted 1/14/2003 at 3:27 PM)
A News.com article on the choice by Apple to base their Safari web browser on KHTML instead of Mozilla and its affect on the Mozilla project.

Free Entourage X training DVD (Posted 1/14/2003 at 3:09 PM)
Microsoft and Avondale Media are offering a free Entourage X training DVD for on the cost of shipping through March 10, 2003.

Microsoft Office v.X 10.1.3 (Posted 1/14/2003 at 3:02 PM)
The Microsoft Office v.X 10.1.3 updater addresses several issues with the Italian Spelling Tool and the French Proofing Tools for Microsoft Office"v."X. If you are using these tools, they recommend that you run this installer.

Horse Menu 1.1 (Posted 1/14/2003 at 3:00 PM)
Horse Menu is a tool that allows you to easily monitor your computer. An immense amount of information is only a click away. Horse Menu runs as a status item in your menu bar.

Favorite Tech Stuff 2003 (Posted 1/14/2003 at 2:54 PM)
Mac OS X 10.2, "Jaguar," is listed as part of CNN's favorite tech stuff for 2003.

File Escort 1.0 (Posted 1/14/2003 at 9:11 AM)
File Escort lets you open any file with any application with just one click. It will save you dock space by letting you take out less-frequently-used applications, and it will save you the time and aggravation of looking around for applications.

Safari Icon Manager 0.5 (Posted 1/13/2003 at 10:06 AM)
Safari Icon Manager lets you browse all of the icons in your Safari icon cache (the little icons that appear in your History and Bookmarks menus). It also lets you empty the entire cache, useful for web developers so they can update their site's icon.

MacMinder 1.1.2 (Posted 1/13/2003 at 9:55 AM)
MacMinder has been updated with a few new features and bug fixes.

SafariMasks 1.0 (Posted 1/13/2003 at 9:54 AM)
SafariMasks was made to customize the look of Safari - Apple's new turbo web browser for Mac OS X.

PasswordWallet 2.7.3 (Posted 1/13/2003 at 9:07 AM)
The update to PasswordWallet for MacOS 8/9/X includes the following changes: Fixed problem with slow password fields in Chimera and Safari MacOS X browsers, fixed compatibility with auto-typing using third party keyboard layouts in 10.2.x, fixed some font metrics problems for MacOS 10.2 in dialogs and windows, using more reliable Option-Key-Down detection method to initiate auto-typing, added 'dCla' 128 resource to the application so MacOS 9 (Classic) users can twiddle auto-typing speed, and added special "debug" mode that can be invoked by holding down the shift-key while synchronizing.

iDo Script Scheduler 1.5 (Posted 1/11/2003 at 5:05 PM)
iDo Script Scheduler 1.5 has been released and now supports Mac OS X and the ability to launch not just AppleScripts but Perl and Shell scripts as well.

Safari 1.0 Beta (v51) (Posted 1/11/2003 at 4:59 PM)
There is an update to Safari available for download which appears to fix the option download bug which can erase your home folder.

The Missing Sync 3.0.4 (Posted 1/11/2003 at 4:57 PM)
The Missing Sync software for teh Sony CLIE has been updated to version 3.0.4.

Totwise 1.0 (Posted 1/11/2003 at 4:54 PM)
Totwise is a full-featured management and billing program specially designed for programs such as preschools, day care centers, sports leagues, scouting programs, and other youth oriented programs. It is fully networkable among up to 250 users and runs on Windows 98 through XP and Macintosh 8.6 through 10.2 computers, even in a mixed environment.

PowerMail 4.1.1 (Posted 1/11/2003 at 12:40 PM)
PowerMail has been updated and includes the following: Improvements in importing of PowerMail 3 databases, scripting, compatibility with Mac OS 8.6, spell-checking and the German language user interface, Inline spell-checking on Mac OS X 10.2 or later, Integration of the Apple OS X 10.2 address book (which itself synchronizes to Palm devices and cell phones using iSync, Unlimited undo in text fields.

MacWorld San Francisco Audio Report (Posted 1/10/2003 at 1:27 PM)
Apple has a MacWorld SF Audio Report which covers the many audio solutions available for Mac OS X.

500,000 Safari Downloads (Posted 1/10/2003 at 1:26 PM)
Users have downloaded more than 500,000 copies of Apple?s new Safari web browser since the free public beta was posted on Apple?s web site.

QuickClick 1.0b1 (Posted 1/10/2003 at 8:53 AM)
QuickClick is a menu extra that can launch applications, documents, projects, and more all from a globally located menu.

Acquisition 0.704 (Posted 1/10/2003 at 8:44 AM)
Acquisition is a gnutella client supporting modern gnutella features such as Ultrapeers, swarm (multi-source) downloads, download resumption, and distributed network discovery.

LaunchBar 3.2.7 for Mac OS X (Posted 1/10/2003 at 8:41 AM)
LaunchBar provides lightning fast access to thousands of files, web-bookmarks (including Safari), email-addresses and applications just by entering short abbreviations.

GraphicConverter 4.5.2 (Posted 1/10/2003 at 8:36 AM)
GraphicConverter has been updated to version 4.5.2.

Safari Enhancer (Posted 1/10/2003 at 8:34 AM)
Safari Enhancer enables features such as a debug menu that allows the user to select what browser Safari identifies itself as, how security certificates are handled, and more. As well as importing bookmarks from several different browsers and allowing users to specify a minimum font size for Safari.

Visual Hebrew Enabler for Safari 1.0.1 (Posted 1/10/2003 at 8:32 AM)
There is a Visual Hebrew Enabler which will enable support for Visual Hebrew within the Safari web browser.

The Hive 1.0 (Posted 1/10/2003 at 8:30 AM)
The Hive is a group meeting and project organizer for FileMaker Pro.

PocketMac 2.0 (Posted 1/9/2003 at 3:29 PM)
PocketMac is a native Mac sync tool that allows you to sync your Mac directly with a Pocket PC device via USB. It works with Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.x. You can use it to sync a PocketPC device with Microsoft's Entourage, as well as Mac OS X's Address Book and Mail apps.

QuickTime 6.1 (Posted 1/9/2003 at 3:27 PM)
QuickTime 6.1 delivers a number of quality and performance enhancements for audio, video, and full screen playback including: MPEG-4 video provides more accurate rate control and improved visual quality, AAC includes new encoder controls and new bit rate options, DV includes significant encode and decode performance improvements and QuickTime Pro users will enjoy enhancements in full screen playback, including newly enabled keyboard shortcuts for movie control, faster entry and exit, and improved playback performance.

News.com: MacWorld Coverage (Posted 1/8/2003 at 10:10 AM)
News.com has a page with MacWorld coverage of Apple.

FiberShare for Mac OS X (Posted 1/8/2003 at 9:51 AM)
FiberShare, the Firewire Storage Area Networking (SAN) software from Charismac is now available for Mac OS X.

LiteSwitch X 1.5.1 (Posted 1/8/2003 at 9:47 AM)
LiteSwitch X has been updated with better support for Jaguar and international support.

FaxSTF Pro (Posted 1/8/2003 at 9:43 AM)
A new version of FaxSTF will be available soon. The pro version will include a new browser, group faxing, tight integration with Apple's Address Book, support for multiple cover pages/page headers, multiple external/internal modem support, enhanced multi-user support, and a Quick Fax feature.

REALbasic 5 (Posted 1/8/2003 at 9:41 AM)
REAL Software announced that REALbasic 5 for Macintosh, software for creating your own software for both the Mac and Windows, will ship next month.

MacMinder 1.1.1 (Posted 1/8/2003 at 9:31 AM)
An update to MacMinder is available that fixes some important issues, especially if you are using Mac Minder to manage others' computer time.

New PowerBook Ads (Posted 1/8/2003 at 9:22 AM)
Apple has their new PowerBook Ads available for viewing in Quicktime.

MacWorld San Francisco 2003 (Posted 1/8/2003 at 9:16 AM)
Apple's web page for this year's MacWorld with press releases, pictures and more.

Mail a Mac now includes New PowerBooks (Posted 1/7/2003 at 1:22 PM)
Our Mail a Mac section has been updated to include the PowerBooks released today by Apple.

Steve Jobs MacWorld Keynote (Posted 1/7/2003 at 12:09 PM)
Steve Jobs released a number of new products at the MacWorld San Francisco keynote this morning. Here is a summary:

  • Final Cut Express is similar to Final Cut Pro but fewer features and more affordable, $299.
  • iLife applications include a new version of iTunes, iPhoto 2, iMovie 3 and iDVD 3. All are fully integrated. All free but iDVD or buy them all for $49.
  • Safari is a new Apple web browser, very fast and based on open standards. Download beta for free.
  • Keynote is a new presentation application built for Steve Jobs and available to everyone else. $99.
  • PowerBook G4, 17", 1GHz, Firewire 2, Bluetooth, keyboard glows as light goes down. $3299.
  • PowerBook G4, 12", 856MHz, Firewire 2, Bluetooth. $1799.
  • Airport Extreme, 54 Mbps, 802.11g, USB port for printer sharing. $199.


PHP Install 1.0 (Posted 1/7/2003 at 9:32 AM)
This is an unofficial PHP 4.3.0 install .command file. The command file is based on phpmac.com instructions for how to install php. The command does everything from configuring it to building a test page and restarting apache for you. This is prefect if you have been having problems installing php.

ChimeX 1.2.1 (Posted 1/7/2003 at 9:29 AM)
ChimeX allows you to 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, do nothing, or pick a folder and let your Mac pick the sound for you.

Retrospect Desktop Backup (Posted 1/7/2003 at 9:17 AM)
Dantz has announced price cuts on their Retrospect Desktop software as well as the addition of client licenses to allow home users to back a couple of machines.

Green Building Concepts (Posted 1/7/2003 at 9:15 AM)
Green Building Concepts can, using Mac-based solutions, "integrate home and small business systems to reach the computer network, home office, and digital hub dreams of customers around the globe," per the company's mission statement. They provide computer and residential construction consulting.

MacWorld Expo Keynote in Quicktime (Posted 1/6/2003 at 10:11 AM)
Watch Steve Jobs deliver the Macworld Expo keynote address from Moscone Center in San Francisco. See the live webcast on January 7 at 9am PT exclusively in QuickTime.

Apple banks on digital media harvest (Posted 1/6/2003 at 9:50 AM)
A News.com article on a rumored new Apple device to be launched at MacWorld this week. They say the device will come with 802.11g and Bluetooth wireless capabilities and serve to make the Mac a more appealing "digital hub" than Windows XP PCs.

Rendezvous Enabled FTP Server and Client (Posted 1/6/2003 at 9:32 AM)
Xnet introduced the Crocodile Server as the first Rendezvous enabled FTP Server for Windows as well as Captain FTP, which can find any Rendezvous-capable FTP server on your local network.

iCal 1.0.2 (Posted 1/6/2003 at 9:23 AM)
Apple has released another update to iCal that provides a number of performance and stability enhancements, and improved support for importing vCal and Entourage information.

Sync Entourage-Address Book 1.01 (Posted 1/6/2003 at 9:21 AM)
Synchronizes Entourage X and Apple's Address Book in OS 10.2.2 and later. It allows you to maintain Entourage as your centralized Personal Information Manager while at the same time taking advantage of the direct access provided to Fax programs, iSync, iChat, iPod, the new .Mac Address Book, and more by OS X's Address Book.

Password Retriever 4.1 (Posted 1/5/2003 at 11:18 AM)
The latest update to Password Retriever includes some user-requests like the ability to rename individual fields for services and support for batch printing.

Bidding Frenzy over Steve Jobs Autograph (Posted 1/4/2003 at 11:36 AM)
A premier issue of MacWorld magazine autographed by Steve Jobs is up for auction on eBay - and it's drawing bids comparable to prices paid for signatures by John D. Rockefeller or George Washington.

Fees for iApp Upgrades (Posted 1/3/2003 at 2:21 PM)
A News.com article states that Apple is considering charging fees for upgrades to their iApps such as iDVD, iPhoto and iMove in one bundle. While the article states that they were previously free, it is not entirely true as iDVD 2.0 had a fee to upgrade.

College Cafeteria POS Solution (Posted 1/3/2003 at 10:20 AM)
SoftWatch Cafe is a FileMaker Pro based POS solution for cafeterias.

MacSpeech Certifies Telex H-851 USB Headset (Posted 1/2/2003 at 2:13 PM)
MacSpeech has certified the Telex H-851, USB Stereo Computer Headset for use with their speech recognition products.

iSync 1.0 (Posted 1/2/2003 at 10:37 AM)
Apple has released the final version of iSync which now includes a menu bar icon to Sync.

iCal 1.01 (Posted 1/2/2003 at 10:36 AM)
Apple has released an update to iCal with major performance enhancements, enhanced importing and bug fixes.

Little Snitch 1.0 (Posted 1/2/2003 at 10:33 AM)
Little Snitch runs in the background and hooks into the operating system kernel while you are logged in. When an application tries to establish a network connection, Little Snitch intercepts the attempt and brings up an alert panel, telling you all the connection details including the name of the application which initiated the connection.

QuickLink Mobile (Posted 1/1/2003 at 8:20 AM)
QuickLink Mobile enables USB-equipped Macs to use cell phones to connect to the Internet.



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