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August 2003 Archived News

WindowShade X 3.0 (Posted 8/28/2003 at 3:16 PM)
WindowShade X has been released and includes a number of enhancements.

USB Barcode Readers (Posted 8/28/2003 at 3:12 PM)
Intelli Innovations released two new USB barcode readers: the IntelliScanner 3200i and 4200i.

Tofu 0.2 (Posted 8/28/2003 at 3:07 PM)
In Tofu, text is arranged in columns, like in a newspaper. Furthermore, each column is only as high as your window, so lines don't move about vertically. You just scroll from column to column horizontally, and feel more in control.

Tibco sues Apple over Trademark (Posted 8/28/2003 at 10:09 AM)
Tibco is suing Apple over their use of the word Rendezvous for zero configuration network.

Quicken 2004 (Posted 8/27/2003 at 4:57 PM)
An Apple article on the new Quicken 2004 which includes 10 reasons why you should upgrade.

MacWorld FTP Client Review (Posted 8/27/2003 at 4:45 PM)
MacWorld has done a review of 7 FTP clients available for Mac OS X with Transmit scoring highest.

A Better Finder CREATORS & TYPES 3.2 (Posted 8/27/2003 at 4:42 PM)
A Better Finder CREATORS & TYPES has been updated and the new version allows the tool be started from the Finder by pressing the Command-Control-C hot key combination. The hot key is also configurable from the "System Preferences..." panel.

Business Card Composer 1.1 (Posted 8/27/2003 at 4:40 PM)
Business Card Composer is native Mac OS X software for the creation and printing of self-made business cards.

Rumpus 3.2 (Posted 8/27/2003 at 7:31 AM)
Rumpus is an FTP server for both Mac OS Classic and Mac OS X and has been updated.

EZxslt (Posted 8/27/2003 at 7:29 AM)
EZxslt uses XML to create formatted Microsoft Word documents using FileMaker Pro 6 based data.

NetNewsWire 1.0.4 (Posted 8/27/2003 at 7:28 AM)
NetNewsWire has been updated and includes numerous new technologies including the use of Webkit, Safari"s HTML renderer.

Conversation 1.0.1 (Posted 8/27/2003 at 7:25 AM)
Conversation is an IRC client that allows you to chat in channels and with your friends, in a simple elegant, and mac like interface without the use of any text command.

Workspaces 1.0 (Posted 8/26/2003 at 10:16 AM)
Workspaces allows you to group applications together in a "Workspace". Switching to an application in a workspace hides those in other workspaces, and shows the other applications in that workspace.

Dejal Simon 1.2 (Posted 8/25/2003 at 9:56 AM)
Dejal Simon is the essential site monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks sites for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, or other means.

RailModeller 2.0 (Posted 8/25/2003 at 9:42 AM)
RailModeller track plan designer for model railroad enthusiasts.

Jargonary 1.1 (Posted 8/25/2003 at 9:36 AM)
Jargonary is a dictionary for computer Jargon. It lets you look up Jargon in the definition database stored in your computer. The database contains explanations for more than 13,000 computer Jargons.

Eudora 6.0 b31 (Posted 8/25/2003 at 9:29 AM)
A new beta of Eudora 6.0 is available with many new features including a Content Concentrator, SMTP Relay Personality, Contextual Filing, Mailboxes Drawer and a new look.

Empower Pro Internet Phone (Posted 8/25/2003 at 9:11 AM)
Empower Pro Internet Phone enables you to have real-time voice communication so you can talk to friends, family and co-workers over the Internet directly from your Macintosh to their Macintosh.

Mariner Write 3.5.1 (Posted 8/23/2003 at 9:30 AM)
Mariner Softwar announced the release of Mariner Write 3.5.1 which includes the addition of aSwedish dictionary, Spell Checking Dialog - fixed bug that disabled the "Skip" button, Fixed reversed tab icons in popup menu, Foreign language layout fixes and General product architecture refinements.

Troubleshooting Mac OS X (Posted 8/23/2003 at 9:26 AM)
Troubleshooting Mac OS X is an ebook for preventing and resolving common problems with Mac OS X.

Uninterrupted Work (Posted 8/23/2003 at 9:23 AM)
As the latest Microsoft Windows infection spread across the Internet last week, knocking out thousands of PCs in homes and businesses, Macintosh users did what they usually do during a computer virus outbreak -- they continued working.

iListen 1.6.2 (Posted 8/21/2003 at 4:18 PM)
iListen has been updated and adds support for a desktop microphone - the Telex M 560 USB Digital Desktop Microphone.

Studiometry 1.1 (Posted 8/21/2003 at 4:17 PM)
Studiometry adds fully integrated report features, to keep track of contracts, estimates, progress reports, tech reports, or any other type of paperwork.

Netflix Fanatic (Posted 8/21/2003 at 4:04 PM)
Netflix Fanatic is a manager for Netflix that allows you to rearrange your queue among other things.

Mango! Dental Software for Mac OS X (Posted 8/21/2003 at 4:00 PM)
Mango! Dental Software integrates scheduling, HIPAA-compliant e-claims, integration with Palm OS-based PDAs, prescription and label printing and recall tracking, all in a Mac OS X-native interface.

AOL Cleared to Offer Streaming Video (Posted 8/21/2003 at 3:58 PM)
America Online has been cleared to offer streaming video services over its instant messaging software.

Mailsmith 2.0.1 (Posted 8/21/2003 at 3:50 PM)
Barebones has released a maintenance update to their email client Mailsmith.

Opera 6.0.3 (Posted 8/20/2003 at 7:22 AM)
A new version of Opera has been released in preparation of the release of Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther."

Romeo 0.9.1 (Posted 8/19/2003 at 8:27 PM)
Romeo gives you remote control of your mac via Bluetooth and a compatible mobile device, controlling programs such as iTunes and DVD Player, as well as presentation applications.

Locking Down MSN Network (Posted 8/19/2003 at 8:23 PM)
Microsoft is making changes to its MSN instant messaging (IM) service that will lock out users of third-party software that use the service as well as users of older versions of Microsoft's own Messenger client, the company said Tuesday.

Veta Universal 1.0 (Posted 8/19/2003 at 8:21 PM)
Veta Universal lets you remotely operate all of your favorite Mac applications including iTunes, DVD Player and even the mouse from a Nokia 3650.

Bleak Future for PDA's (Posted 8/18/2003 at 7:33 PM)
A Maccentral.com article says that the continued evolution of mobile phones and growing sophistication of converged mobile devices means a bleak future for traditional PDAs (personal digital assistants), market research firm IDC predicts.

Lights Out 2.2 (Posted 8/18/2003 at 7:22 PM)
Lights Out is an application designed to give users more control over Apple's Energy Saver.

MailTuner (Posted 8/18/2003 at 7:09 PM)
MailTuner is a new utility that can fix the slowdown that users may see if they have a large number of contacts in the Mac OS X Address Book.

Apple Ships New Power Mac G5 (Posted 8/18/2003 at 7:03 PM)
Apple announced that they have begun shipping the PowerMac G5 and that they have over 100,000 on order so far.

ChangeIPAddress 1.0 (Posted 8/15/2003 at 6:33 PM)
Apple has released ChangeIPAddress v.1.0 script, which lets you change the IP address of a computer using Mac OS X Server 10.2 to 10.2.6.

FileMaker 7 (Posted 8/15/2003 at 7:39 AM)
Think Secret has some details on the upcoming release of FileMaker 7 stating that the changes are significant.

KidzMail 1.1 (Posted 8/14/2003 at 5:32 PM)
With KidzMail children draw pictures and send them to people in their address book. Addressing email is as simple as choosing recipients from a list of pictures and names. Even if children can't read the names they can pick out the pictures. Parents control the address book, so they know who their children are sending email to.

Final Cut Pro 4.0.1 (Posted 8/14/2003 at 5:25 PM)
Apple has release Final Cut Pro 4.0.1 which is available through Software Update.

Security Update 2003-08-14 (Posted 8/14/2003 at 5:24 PM)
Security Update 2003-08-14 addresses a potential vulnerability in the fb_realpath() function which could allow a local or remote user to gain unauthorized root privileges to a system.

mail.it 2.5 (Posted 8/14/2003 at 9:03 AM)
mail.it lets you send, receive and manage email with your new or existing FileMaker Pro database.

Apple Tribute to Gregory Hines (Posted 8/13/2003 at 9:25 AM)
Apple has posted an article noting some of Gregory Hines many accomplishments.

A Better Finder RENAME 5.9 (Posted 8/13/2003 at 6:35 AM)
A Better Finder RENAME has been updated and features improved file number handling.

New Pricing for Office (Posted 8/13/2003 at 6:14 AM)
Microsoft announced new pricing for Microsoft Office as well as updated product editions.

Virtual PC 6.1 (Posted 8/13/2003 at 6:12 AM)
Updating to Virtual PC for Mac version 6.1 enables users of Connectix Virtual PC for Mac to seamlessly transition product support to Microsoft.

Jobs Sees 'Recovery in Innovation' (Posted 8/13/2003 at 6:09 AM)
A Maccentral.com article discussing comments by Steve Jobs regarding the amount of innovation even in a downturn.

iKey 1.0.3 (Posted 8/13/2003 at 5:50 AM)
iKey, a utiltiy that allows you to create shortcuts to perform many actions, has been updated.

Hydra 1.1.2 (Posted 8/13/2003 at 5:47 AM)
Hydra is a group editing application that makes use of Rendezvous and it has been updated.

Contacts 1.0 (Posted 8/13/2003 at 5:43 AM)
Contacts is a command line utility that gives you access to view and search all your records in the AddressBook database.

Handheld Synchronization for Entourage"X 10.1.4 (Posted 8/11/2003 at 10:33 PM)
Microsoft Handheld Synchronization for Entourage"X (version 10.1.4) is required to synchronize a Palm with the latest version of Microsoft Office.

FX.php (Posted 8/11/2003 at 11:33 AM)
FX.php is a PHP class which combines the ease of use of FileMaker Pro with the power of PHP. FX does this by parsing the XML created by FileMaker Pro's Web Companion into a multi-level array.

Quicken 2004 (Posted 8/11/2003 at 9:40 AM)
Quicken 2004, which will include iCal synchronization among its many new features will be coming to stores on August 15th.

Macabinet 1.0 (Posted 8/11/2003 at 9:32 AM)
Macabinet is an application for storing files without cluttering your desktop or other folders.

Escape Velocity for Mac OS X (Posted 8/11/2003 at 8:46 AM)
Ambrosia announced today the rerelease of their original, classic epic space game, Escape Velocity and it's sequel EV: Override. The difference? They are now native for Mac OS X and Windows and free for registered EV Nova customers!

UpdateGenie (Posted 8/11/2003 at 8:44 AM)
UpdateGenie is a development tool designed for FileMaker developers to create and distribute update packages quickly and easily.

ArcherPro 3.5.0 (Posted 8/11/2003 at 8:43 AM)
ArcherPro introduces some useful enhancements that will make sorting through large numbers of images much more efficient.

Wired on BuyMusic.com Ads (Posted 8/9/2003 at 10:39 AM)
A wired.com article on the BuyMusic.com ads that are direct copies of those for the iTunesMusic store.

OmniWeb 4.5 (Posted 8/8/2003 at 12:05 PM)
The latest version of OmniWeb, which uses the WebCore framework from Apple, is now available.

xTime 1.1 (Posted 8/8/2003 at 12:04 PM)
xTime, the project management software for the Mac, has been updated.

Terrabrowser (Posted 8/8/2003 at 11:58 AM)
Terrabrowser is an internet browser for satellite photos and topographical maps with built in support for Garmin GPS receivers.

FTPeel (Posted 8/8/2003 at 11:56 AM)
FTPeel is a Mac OS X FTP client which includes features such as their MagicMirror synchronization.

Status Symbol 1.2 (Posted 8/7/2003 at 1:09 PM)
Status Symbol keeps your iChat status in line without hacking your system with a preference panel and features weather, news, fortunes, stock & personal info broadcast as your status.

SWF Desktop for Macintosh (Posted 8/7/2003 at 1:07 PM)
SWF Desktop for Macintosh enables companies to create and distribute Macromedia Flash-enabled desktop wallpaper.

Airport Software 3.1.1 (Posted 8/7/2003 at 11:53 AM)
This software update provides improved AirPort wireless networking software, and is recommended for all users with an AirPort Extreme enabled computer or an AirPort Extreme base station.

New AirPort Extreme Base Station Features

This software includes v 5.1.1 of the AirPort Extreme base station firmware. Instructions for updating the base station firmware can be found in AirPort Help.

This update is compliant with the final IEEE 802.11g specification for both the AirPort Extreme base station and AirPort Extreme client. Additional new features include AirPort Extreme base station and client support for Interference Robustness, which provides improved performance when 2.4GHz devices like cordless phones and wireless video distribution system cause significant interference with the AirPort network, simpler WDS setup within the AirPort Admin Utility, and more.

Navy Buying 260 Linux Powered Xserves (Posted 8/6/2003 at 7:26 PM)
Terra Soft Solutions said that it has landed a deal to supply the U.S. Navy with 260 Apple Xserve servers.

iSilo" 3.35 for Palm OS (Posted 8/6/2003 at 11:51 AM)
iSilo for Palm OS will work with NewsMac to display news headlines on your Palm.

iSiloXC 3.35 for Mac OS X (Posted 8/6/2003 at 11:27 AM)
iSiloXC is a command-line program used for converting documents specified in a document conversion list file.

iSiloX 3.35 (Posted 8/6/2003 at 11:22 AM)
iSiloX provides a graphical user interface for creating and editing document conversion lists as well as initiating conversion of documents specified in such lists.

SlashDock 2.3.5 (Posted 8/6/2003 at 11:04 AM)
SlashDock is a simple Mac OS X Application that fetches and updates headlines for the lastest postings on slashdot-compatible sites and RSS-compatible sites.

NewMac 2.4.5 (Posted 8/6/2003 at 10:42 AM)
NewsMac is an RSS news reader that also includes iPod and Palm OS device synchronization.

QuicKeys X 2.0.1 (Posted 8/6/2003 at 10:20 AM)
An update to QuicKeys X is now available for download.

Practically Every Sun Employee Owns a Mac (Posted 8/6/2003 at 10:17 AM)
Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice-president of Sun's software group said in an eWeek article that practically every Sun employee owns an Apple desktop at home.

ConceptDraw V (Posted 8/6/2003 at 10:16 AM)
ConceptDraw V will be released in early October. The completely redesigned version features new powerful capabilities aimed at facilitating charting tasks of business and technical users.

iBlog 1.3b5 (Posted 8/6/2003 at 9:32 AM)
iBlog is a desktop weblogging application that makes authoring and publishing your personal weblogs (a.k.a blogs) a breeze.

DVD Studio Pro 2.0 (Posted 8/6/2003 at 9:30 AM)
Apple has released the next version of DVD Studio Pro which lets customize the interface to suit your workflow needs.

Alfred 1.6.1 (Posted 8/5/2003 at 1:06 PM)
Alfred is an easy to use, customizable, universal plug-in manager. The latest update fixes a number of bugs.

TimeSlice 2.6 (Posted 8/5/2003 at 11:45 AM)
TimeSlice 2.6 is an upgrade to the time-tracking and billing application for Mac OS 8.6 through Mac OS X. TimeSlice is used by small and large businesses, consultants, and contractors to track billable time spent on clients, business projects, specific jobs and more.

Jaguar Cache Cleaner 1.8.5 (Posted 8/5/2003 at 9:52 AM)
Jaguar Cache Cleaner is a utility designed to provide easy access to numerous OS X maintenance and utility options.

Apple's Strategic Shift (Posted 8/5/2003 at 9:40 AM)
A BusinessWeek report combines new and previously published Apple-related content and examines the company's move from a purveyor of just personal computers to a digital media company offering commercial music, enterprise-quality servers and more.

Essential Wedding Planner CDROM (Posted 8/5/2003 at 9:36 AM)
Essential Wedding Planner CDROM includes wedding planning software and interactive vendor presentations.

EntourageTemplate (Posted 8/5/2003 at 9:34 AM)
EntourageTemplate is a solution to a problem of sending similar messages to different people. It is NOT a bulk mail software, it helps composing messages to individual recipients.

Snard 1.7 (Posted 8/4/2003 at 5:41 PM)
Snard is the Swiss Army Knife of launcher programs. It provides many of the functionalities of the old Apple and Application menus, yet it can be customized to your heart's content. Snard can be used as a system menu, dock menu or hot key activated popup menu.

AddressX 1.0 (Posted 8/4/2003 at 5:38 PM)
AddressX allows you to access an Exchange Server using Address Book.

Exchange Update for Entourage X (Posted 8/4/2003 at 5:36 PM)
Microsoft has released the long awaited Exchange Update for Entourage X, which allows Entourage to connect and synchronize with Exchange Servers as well as improvements to Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Updates to NewsHunter, Archer and ArcherPro (Posted 8/4/2003 at 11:28 AM)
Parker Software has released updates for the following applications: NewsHunter, Archer and ArcherPro.

Password Retriever 4.5.4 (Posted 8/4/2003 at 11:27 AM)
Password Retriever introduced a vast array of new features and enhancements. Most notably, the new database format which allows unique category names for each database, alongside the new synchronization utility.

Computerworld on Panther Server and the Power Mac G5 (Posted 8/4/2003 at 11:14 AM)
Computerworld has an article on the upcoming Mac OS X 10.3 Panther Server and the PowerMac G5.

FireWire Depot FireWire-USB2 Combo Enclosures (Posted 8/4/2003 at 11:10 AM)
FireWire Depot introduced a new series of 2.5" FireWire-USB2 combo enclosures, the FireXpress-250SDX.

seeCard Rendezvous 1.1 (Posted 8/2/2003 at 12:22 AM)
seeCard Rendezvous has been updated and includes the following new features: Selective sharing of address books for some or all folders or all records of the address book and the ability to export address book data as CSV file with several formats supported.

Quicktime Integrated with AOL 9 (Posted 8/1/2003 at 11:16 AM)
America Online released a new version of its Internet connectivity software for Windows, AOL 9.0, with QuickTime integrated tightly into the software.

MailHere (Posted 8/1/2003 at 11:14 AM)
MailHere is a small email notification utility that can check multiple POP3, IMAP and .Mac accounts for new mail. It displays nice 3D world, @ sign or text animation on your desktop whenever new mail is waiting.

MacResponder 1.0.2 (Posted 8/1/2003 at 10:33 AM)
MacResponder, an automated email responder for your Macintosh, has been updated.



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