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April 2003 Archived News

News.com on iTunes for Windows (Posted 4/30/2003 at 4:49 PM)
A News.com article on the announcement that Apple is creating a version of iTunes for Windows.

Bluetooth Print Bridge 1.0pb (Posted 4/30/2003 at 4:47 PM)
Bluetooth Print Bridge allows you to print to a non-bluetooth enabled printer from your Bluetooth device via your computer.

Now Up-to-Date & Contact get Address Book compatibility (Posted 4/30/2003 at 4:38 PM)
Now Software has added integration with Mac OS X's Address Book to Now Up-to-Date & Contact, the calendar and contact manager.

Genealogy Pro for MacOS X (Posted 4/30/2003 at 4:15 PM)
Genealogy Pro for MacOS X is freeware software program for storing family relationships and drawing family trees.

iTunes 4 (Posted 4/29/2003 at 9:55 PM)
iTunes 4 is available as a free download from Apple.

iPod Software 1.3 (Posted 4/29/2003 at 9:44 PM)
Apple has released the iPod Software 1.3 which provides the following updates: iTunes 4 support, including playback of AAC encoded audio files Audio playback and user interface improvements Increased playback time on scroll-wheel iPods Longer stand-by time for all iPods.

Airport Software 3.0.4 (Posted 4/29/2003 at 9:43 PM)
Apple released the Airport Software version 3.0.4 which provides improved AirPort wireless networking software. This software includes the latest version of the AirPort Extreme Base Station firmware - v5.0.4. Instructions for updating the base station firmware can be found in AirPort Help. This update is recommended for all customers with French AirPort Extreme Base Stations or if your AirPort Extreme Base Station stops responding after being on a busy Ethernet Network.

The iTunes Music Store (Posted 4/28/2003 at 11:32 PM)
The iTunes Music Store puts 200,000 songs at your fingertips. It?s built right into iTunes 4 and lets you search or browse genres, new releases, exclusives and more. Preview any song for free, when you find a song you want, buy it for just 99 cents.

Third Generation of iPods (Posted 4/28/2003 at 11:30 PM)
Apple has released the third generation of the iPod which comes in 10, 15 and 30 Gig version and integrates with Apple's new iTunes Music Store and iTunes 4.

AudioX 3.0 (Posted 4/25/2003 at 9:45 PM)
AudioX was written for mac users who want an easy way to record sound from any input source under Mac OS X. ie. built-in microphone, USB microphone, firewire video camera or even via your macs audio-in port.

AppleWorks 6.2.7 (Posted 4/24/2003 at 10:05 PM)
Apple has released an updater for AppleWorks 6.2.7.

MacMinute Radio (Posted 4/23/2003 at 8:50 PM)
MacMinute Radio, which will be broadcast Monday through Saturday, will contain a summary of the day's news events, as well as interviews and other special features.

The iLife Voice Solution (Posted 4/23/2003 at 10:10 AM)
The iLife Voice Solution allows iListen users to use their voice to control common functions and Menus within the four iLife application, iTunes, iPhoto, iDVD and iMovie.

FileMaker to Keynote Tool (Posted 4/22/2003 at 6:25 PM)
FileMaker has released a free FileMaker to Keynote tool allowing FileMaker customers to transform data contained within FileMaker Pro 6 databases into native presentations for Apple Computer?s new Keynote presentation software.

Bubble Trouble X (Posted 4/22/2003 at 1:31 PM)
An update to Bubble Trouble X, the squish-the-fish arcade game, has been released.

DVD Authoring Solutions (Posted 4/22/2003 at 11:36 AM)
MCE Technologies has new Desktop and Portable DVD Authoring Solutions for Mac.

iBook Updates (Posted 4/22/2003 at 11:33 AM)
Apple has updated the iBook with a 900MHz model and a 60 Gig hard drive option.

Apple Store Update (Posted 4/22/2003 at 11:32 AM)
Apple has updated their online Apple Store with a new layout.

Apple Special Event "Music to your Ears" (Posted 4/21/2003 at 9:16 AM)
Apple informed MacCentral by special invitation Monday morning of an event the company will hold in San Francisco on Monday, April 28, 2003.

Snapz Pro X 1.0.7 (Posted 4/21/2003 at 8:50 AM)
Snapz Pro X has been updated with a number of new features including the ability to capture video with less impact ("lag") on the operating system, by unchecking the "High priority capture" checkbox.

FmPro Migrator (Posted 4/19/2003 at 2:49 PM)
FmPro Migrator quickly and accurately migrates FileMaker Pro databases to Oracle and MySQL databases. FileMaker Pro database structure and data is migrated to an Oracle database table. Large text and Container field data is also migrated without manual data entry.

EIMS 3.2.1 (Posted 4/19/2003 at 2:47 PM)
Eudora Internet Mail Server has been updated to version 3.2.1.

AirPort Extreme Firmware Update 5.0.4 (Posted 4/19/2003 at 2:45 PM)
This update is recommended for all customers with French AirPort Extreme Base Stations or if your AirPort Extreme Base Station stops responding after being on a busy Ethernet Network.

Macs on the Set of 24 (Posted 4/19/2003 at 2:30 PM)
An Apple article on the use of Macs on the set of the Fox TV show 24.

DragThing 4.6 (Posted 4/18/2003 at 2:41 PM)
DragThing has been updated with numerous enhancements.

Bookit 3.1.2 (Posted 4/18/2003 at 2:38 PM)
Bookit compares the bookmarks you have and then lets you synchronize the bookmarks that are not in all of your browsers.

Bookit 3.1.2 (Posted 4/17/2003 at 8:31 AM)
Bookit compares the bookmarks you have and then lets you synchronize the bookmarks that are not in all of your browsers.

Cisco VPN Client 4.0 (Posted 4/17/2003 at 8:30 AM)
Cisco has released version 4 of their VPN client which includes support for Mac OS X.

Password Retriever 4.5 and Font Pilot 1.1.8 (Posted 4/16/2003 at 8:46 PM)
Password Retriever and Font Pilot have been updated with new features, enhancements and bug fixes.

Apple Reports Second Quarter Results (Posted 4/16/2003 at 3:06 PM)
Apple announcedApple announced financial results for its fiscal 2003 second quarter ended March 29, 2003. For the quarter, the Company posted a net profit of $14 million, or $.04 per diluted share.

OmniGraffle 3.0 (Posted 4/15/2003 at 1:03 PM)
OmniGraffle 3.0 and the Pro version are now available and shipping. The update includes numerous new features including the ability to import/export Visio files.

Mac OS X Server 10.2.5 (Posted 4/15/2003 at 12:56 PM)
Apple has released the Mac OS X Server 10.2.5 Update which is available through Software Update.

Safari Beta 2 (Posted 4/15/2003 at 12:54 PM)
Apple has released Public Beta 2 of Safari which includes tabbed browsing and autofill forms.

150,000 Airport Extreme Base Stations (Posted 4/15/2003 at 12:53 PM)
Apple annouced they have sold over 150,000 Airport Extreme base stations in the past quarter.

MailVoiceClip 1.0 (Posted 4/12/2003 at 2:44 PM)
MailVoiceClip has a simple and familiar interface, allowing you to record a voice-clip and immediately send it by e-mail.

AutoTagX v2.7 (Posted 4/12/2003 at 2:43 PM)
AutoTagX automatically tags and organizes your MP3 files with the simplicity of drag-and-drop and the power of internet music databases.

Apple Possibly Buying Universal Music (Posted 4/11/2003 at 2:25 PM)
A News.com article states that Apple may be discussing the purchase of Universal Music as a way to expand beyond the PC.

Safe Place 1.0 (Posted 4/10/2003 at 4:55 PM)
Safe Place is designed to securely store info you don't want others to see.

Mac OS X 10.2.5 Update (Posted 4/10/2003 at 4:53 PM)
Apple has released the Mac OS X Update via Software Update or as an update CD. The 10.2.5 Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for the following applications, utilities, services, and technologies: Address Book, AirPort, AppleScript, Bluetooth, Classic compatibility, Disk Copy, Disk Utility, Finder, Help Viewer, iChat, Image Capture, IP Firewall, Kerberos, Mail, OpenGL, Print Center, Rendezvous, and Sherlock. The update includes improvements to AFP, Web services, dial up connections over PPP, and Windows file services, as well as audio, disc recording, graphics, and printing improvements and USB, FireWire and SCSI device compatibility enhancements. The update also provides updated security services and includes the latest Security Updates.

Stuffit Deluxe 7.0.3 (Posted 4/10/2003 at 12:00 AM)
Aladdin Systems Inc. has updated its StuffIt Deluxe and StuffIt Standard compression software packages to version 7.0.3.

FileMaker Security Article (Posted 4/9/2003 at 9:50 AM)
FileMaker has posted a security article which discusses how to secure a hosted database.

Page Sender 3.0.1 (Posted 4/8/2003 at 6:46 PM)
Page Sender, the fax software for Mac OS X, has been updated.

Menu Master 1.0 (Posted 4/8/2003 at 6:45 PM)
Menu Master is a haxie that allows you to change or remove menu shortcut keys in any application with ease.

MacNET Launches Shareware Site (Posted 4/8/2003 at 6:44 PM)
MacNET has launched a new Shareware site which is a free place for developers to promote their products.

QuickerTek PowerBook G4 Antenna (Posted 4/8/2003 at 6:42 PM)
QuickerTek has announced a pair of new antennas that it says will boost wireless Airport connectivity by up to 50 percent in the PowerBook G4.

TotalAccess 2003 (Posted 4/8/2003 at 6:41 PM)
Internet service provider EarthLink has released TotalAccess 2003 for Macintosh, a new version of its Internet access software.

iScooper 1.0 (Posted 4/8/2003 at 6:09 PM)
iScooper enables users to automatically download and browse batches of pictures much faster and much more conveniently than they can with conventional web browsers.

24U DatabaseToWeb 1.01 (Posted 4/8/2003 at 8:31 AM)
24U DatabaseToWeb is a simple and price-effective solution for creating and updating web-enabled databases.

Kerio MailServer 5 (Posted 4/7/2003 at 8:03 PM)
Kerio MailServer is a secure multiple domain mail server featuring modern services, such as sending and receiving emails via IMAP, POP and SMTP protocols using SSL encryption, Anti-virus and Anti-spam features.

Chaparral blesses RIO RAID for Xserve (Posted 4/7/2003 at 7:59 PM)
Enterprise storage system maker Chaparral Network Storage Inc. has announced that it has certified the RIO line for use with Apple's Xserve rack-mount server.

TiVo Desktop 1.0 (Posted 4/7/2003 at 7:57 PM)
TiVo Desktop allows you to stream photos and music from your Mac over a network to a TiVo PVR (personal video recorder).

Adobe Acrobat 6 (Posted 4/7/2003 at 7:55 PM)
Adobe has announced a new version of Adobe Acrobat which is now at version 6.

Shake 3 (Posted 4/7/2003 at 7:53 PM)
Apple has announced Shake 3, which has been used on so many of the Academy Award winning films for Best Visual Effects over the past six years.

Final Cut Pro 4.0 (Posted 4/7/2003 at 7:51 PM)
Apple has announced Final Cut Pro 4.

DVD Studio Pro 2.0 (Posted 4/7/2003 at 7:51 PM)
Apple has announced DVD Studio Pro 2.

Sony Ericsson Clicker 1.5 (Posted 4/4/2003 at 5:12 PM)
Sony Ericsson Clicker has been updated and makes it easier to create and share action scripts featuring rich user interfaces.

IMSDG (Posted 4/4/2003 at 8:38 AM)
The Independent Macintosh Shareware Developers Group is a group being proposed that would attempt to take some if the strain off of Apple's hard working developer relations group, and place that responsibility directly in the hands of the developers themselves.

Mossberg on the 17" PowerBook (Posted 4/4/2003 at 8:36 AM)
A MacCentral article on the 17-inch PowerBook says it is a better desktop replacement than a true luggable laptop but that there's lots to love about it.

Fugu 0.9.4 (Posted 4/4/2003 at 8:32 AM)
Fugu is a graphical frontend to the commandline Secure File Transfer application.

SearchBar 1.3 (Posted 4/4/2003 at 8:30 AM)
SearchBar is a quick and simple way of accessing all your favorite web based search engines, from one simple floating palette that is always accessible, and can be brought to the foreground with a simple key combination (HotKey).

MacFamilyTree 3.5.1 (Posted 4/4/2003 at 8:28 AM)
MacFamilyTree features simple data input on master cards. As many master cards as desired may be created, and each may contain up to 99 different relations for that person. Unlimited children can be entered for each partnership. There is a special info tab for facts and dates like type of birth, godfathers, special events, diseases etc.

Password Retriever 4.1.2 (Posted 4/4/2003 at 8:22 AM)
Password Retriever has been updated wiht numerous enhancements, new features, bug fixes and modifications.

Mail.app Conduit 0.4.6 (Posted 4/3/2003 at 10:01 AM)
Mail.app Conduit allows you transfer email messages between the Apple Mail.app and the Palm PDA.

KisMAC 0.04b (Posted 4/3/2003 at 9:59 AM)
KisMAC is a 802.11 wireless sniffer for Mac OS X.

Panther on track for September Release (Posted 4/3/2003 at 9:52 AM)
According to eWeek, the next Mac OS X release, codenamed "Panther", is on track for a September 2003 release.

Romeo 0.9 (Posted 4/3/2003 at 9:50 AM)
Romeo allows you to use a Sony Ericsson T68i phone as a remote to control Mac OS X over Bluetooth.

DropSite Courier 3 (Posted 4/3/2003 at 9:48 AM)
DropSite Courier 3 provides a way for service providers, such as printers and service bureaus, to obtain files from their customers. It comes with a configuration application (Courier Config) that's used to make "droplet" applications called DropSites. DropSites are small, automated, self-contained FTP applications that deliver any files dropped on them.

Berklee Freshmen must have Apple Laptops (Posted 4/2/2003 at 4:08 PM)
The Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., has mandated that all incoming freshmen next year must have a Mac laptop.

GraphicConverter 4.6 (Posted 4/2/2003 at 10:34 AM)
An update to GraphicConverter has been released.

HP Announces new LaserJet's (Posted 4/2/2003 at 10:33 AM)
HP has announced new LaserJet printers, the 1300 and 2300 series that both include support for Rendezvous.

WeatherPop Advance 1.7.1 (Posted 4/2/2003 at 10:29 AM)
WeatherPop Advance puts the current weather conditions in the menu bar so you can see what it is like outside.

Eudora 5.2.1 (Posted 4/2/2003 at 10:24 AM)
Eudora has been updated for both Mac OS and Mac OS X with new features such as enhanced filtering and Kerberos V Authentication.

Apple Remote Desktop 1.2 (Posted 4/2/2003 at 10:23 AM)
Apple Remote Desktop has been updated and includes new features such as: Remote Software Install, Set Network Startup Disk and Auto Update.

New Mac Clone (Posted 4/2/2003 at 9:24 AM)
A Minnesota man has plans to launch his own Macintosh-manufacturing business, building a low-cost, upgradeable Mac called the iBox.

CHRendezvous 0.1 (Posted 4/1/2003 at 9:41 AM)
CHRendezvous lets you search for local Rendezvous services such as webservers and iChat users. You can also publish your own Rendezvous service on the network.

Who's There (Posted 4/1/2003 at 9:40 AM)
Who's There will analyze and react to access attempts detected by your firewall.

Mail Courier for Mac OS X (Posted 4/1/2003 at 9:38 AM)
Mail Courier for Mac OS X will synchronize your email between Entourage for Mac OS X and Palm OS.

Hydra 1.0 (Posted 4/1/2003 at 9:37 AM)
Hydra is a collaborative text editor that uses Rendezvous to enable easy sharing of files.

QuickTime 6.1.1 (Posted 4/1/2003 at 9:34 AM)
QuickTime 6.1.1 delivers important bug fixes to MPEG-4 streaming and is available through Software Update.



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