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February 2005 Archived News

BioCycles 2.1 (Posted 2/28/2005 at 11:11 AM)
BioCycles 2.1 for FileMaker Pro 7 generates continuous biorhythm charts for any birth date.

ScriptPak for TurboTax 2004 (Posted 2/28/2005 at 11:11 AM)
ScriptPak for TurboTax 2004 includes 75 commands that allow users to access the features of TurboTax 2004 with their voice when using MacSpeech's popular iListen program.

Firefox 1.0.1 (Posted 2/25/2005 at 10:13 AM)
Firefox 1.0.1 is the latest version of the web browser from and helps prevent web spoofing.

Sente 2.1 (Posted 2/25/2005 at 10:12 AM)
Sente 2.1 makes it easy to research new areas by providing an intuitive interface for complex searches of a variety of data sources.

Transmit 3.0.2 (Posted 2/24/2005 at 11:14 AM)
Transmit 3.0.2 is the second update to the recently released Trasmit 3.0 which includes a bunch of improvements.

Mailwasher 1.0 (Posted 2/24/2005 at 11:11 AM)
Mailwasher 1.0 is a spam filter that checks your mail while it is still on the mail server so you only download the good mail.

iPod photo (Posted 2/23/2005 at 2:07 PM)
The iPod photo is now available in 30GB and 60GB versions and also lets you charge over USB 2.0.

iPod mini (Posted 2/23/2005 at 2:06 PM)
Apple updated the iPod mini larger hard drives, longer battery life and "kicked up" colors. A 4GB version is now available for $199.

A Better Finder Rename 6.8 (Posted 2/23/2005 at 8:34 AM)
A Better Finder Rename 6.8 provides a smart truncating feature which preserves file extensions wherever possible.

Security Update 2005-002 (Posted 2/22/2005 at 4:41 PM)
Security Update 2005-002 delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users. This update includes the following components: Java Web Start, JavaPluginCocoa.bundle, JavaScriptCore and Core Java classes. For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website:

ScriptPak for Microsoft Entourage 2004 (Posted 2/21/2005 at 10:14 AM)
ScriptPak for Microsoft Entourage 2004 installs almost 300 commands into iListen that allows the user to do virtually anything in Entourage 2004 that they would normally do using keyboard shortcuts or menus.

iStumbler Release 91 (Posted 2/20/2005 at 10:33 PM)
iStumbler Release 91 has received a thorough face-lift. The AirPort, Bluetooth and mDNS plugins now display icons for various items. Menus for the AirPort and Bluetooth plugins have been greatly improved and resize behavior was tuned up. Behind the scenes improvements in stability, memory and processor usage make this the most reliable release of iStumbler yet.

iSpeak It 1.7 (Posted 2/18/2005 at 11:21 AM)
iSpeak It 1.7 converts any document or web page into an MP3/AAC track in iTunes using your Mac's built-in text-to-speech capabilities.

Deep Thought 1.1 (Posted 2/18/2005 at 11:20 AM)
Deep Thought 1.1 is a front end for Boinc, a software platform developed at Berkeley which allows volunteers such as yourself to contribute unused processor cycles to help solve problems in physics, medicine, climatology, astronomy, and more.

Conference Recorder 1.0 (Posted 2/18/2005 at 11:19 AM)
Conference Recorder 1.0 lets you save your iChat AV audio or video conferences as QuickTime movies.

Pangea Payroll 1.0 b1 (Posted 2/17/2005 at 5:13 PM)
Pangea Payroll 1.0 b1 is a very simple application which lets you track payroll data for your employees. It calculates the federal taxes to deduct from the wages and keeps track of each payment you enter.

MergeMill 3.9 (Posted 2/17/2005 at 10:54 AM)
MergeMill 3.9 is designed for creat websites or parts of websites which contain much contents that do not need to be presented dynamically according to user responses.

WebMerge 2.4 (Posted 2/17/2005 at 10:53 AM)
WebMerge 2.4 will let you automate publishing any database or spreadsheet
with templates from any HTML editor on any Web server.

Toast Titanium 6.0.9 updater (Posted 2/17/2005 at 10:51 AM)
Toast Titanium 6.0.9 updater is now available for download.

Transmit 3.0 (Posted 2/17/2005 at 10:45 AM)
Transmit 3.0 has been released with numerous upgraded features such as Column View, Tabs and more.

Appscript 1.0 (Posted 2/17/2005 at 10:12 AM)
Appscript 1.0 is a high-level, user-friendly MacPython to Apple event bridge that allows you to control scriptable Mac OS X applications using ordinary Python scripts.

Common Criteria Tools 1.0 (Posted 2/17/2005 at 10:11 AM)
Common Criteria Tools 1.0 provides a clear and reliable evaluation of the security capabilities of Information Technology products.

PDFpen 2.0.1 (Posted 2/16/2005 at 10:55 AM)
PDFpen 2.0.1 lets you split, combine, reorder, sign and augment PDFs with text, image overlays and watermarks.

The Missing Sync for Palm OS 4.0.3 (Posted 2/15/2005 at 10:54 AM)
The Missing Sync for Palm OS 4.0.3 makes it easy to synchronize with Mac OS X apps like Address Book, iCal and Microsoft Entourage, eliminating the need for Palm Desktop and HotSync Manager.

FlySketch 1.0 (Posted 2/15/2005 at 10:29 AM)
FlySketch 1.0 will show its main drawing window above all other windows in the system. Change the transparency of the canvas, and you can trace, draw over, highlight, and capture just about anything that shows up behind FlySketch.

SubRosaSoft Salvage (Posted 2/15/2005 at 8:42 AM)
SubRosaSoft Salvage is an extremely powerful technology for recovering lost files. It will recover files that have been accidentally deleted or have become unreadable due to media faults.

Guest PC 1.0.1 (Posted 2/15/2005 at 8:41 AM)
Guest PC 1.0.1 is a Mac OS X application that allows you to easily create and manage virtual x86 computer on your Mac. You can install Windows operating system and access applications available only for Windows compatible computers.

PowerSchool Premier adds SQL database (Posted 2/14/2005 at 6:48 PM)
Apple has released PowerSchool Premier which adds a SQL database aimed at larger schools and school districts that have more sophisticated technology requirements.

iTunes Compatible Cell Phone (Posted 2/14/2005 at 6:46 PM)
Motorola on Monday announced that its first iTunes-compatible 3G cell phone will be available in the fourth quarter.

uControl 1.4.6 (Posted 2/14/2005 at 6:42 PM)
uControl 1.4.6 is a keyboard remapper and more.

StickyBrain 3.3 (Posted 2/14/2005 at 6:41 PM)
StickyBrain 3.3 lets you store all of the miscellaneous information that doesn"t fit neatly anywhere else.

TiVo Desktop 1.9 (Posted 2/14/2005 at 6:38 PM)
TiVo Desktop 1.9 contains a revised preferences mechanism, support for photo album heirarchies, a new plug-in API, and minor bug fixes.

Mozilla Sunbird 0.2 (Posted 2/11/2005 at 7:28 AM)
Mozilla Sunbird 0.2 is the standalone form of the calendar extension based on Mozilla.

Rendezvous Browser (Posted 2/11/2005 at 7:24 AM)
Rendezvous Browser is a utility that lets you see all available Rendezvous services on your local network, including TXT keys, resolved addresses, and link-local names.

iTube 1.3 (Posted 2/10/2005 at 3:14 PM)
iTube 1.3 enables you to watch more than 1,500 channels of Internet-based TV programs, Webcams and music video channels.

SpamSieve 2.2.4 (Posted 2/10/2005 at 10:50 AM)
SpamSieve 2.2.4 gains faster message processing for Microsoft's Entourage e-mail client, using new scripts, improves its accuracy through better HTML and header processing, can play sounds when mail arrives, adds more standard blocklist rules for non-Latin character sets, and much more.

WSL-Amazon 1.1 (Posted 2/10/2005 at 10:21 AM)
WSL-Amazon 1.1 wraps the Amazon Web Services 3.0 API into an easy-to-use library of 72 powerful methods and 66 properties with support for their US, UK, German, and Japanese Amazon stores.

GraphicConverter 5.5 (Posted 2/10/2005 at 10:20 AM)
GraphicConverter 5.5 converts pictures to different formats and contains many useful features for picture manipulation.

Blosxom.PHP 1.0 (Posted 2/10/2005 at 10:12 AM)
Blosxom.PHP 1.0 is PHP based blogging software.

Feeder 1.0 (Posted 2/10/2005 at 9:14 AM)
Feeder 1.0 is an application for creating, editing and publishing RSS feeds. With Feeder you don't need to understand the ins and outs of the RSS format to create feeds and publish them to the web.

Mac OS X 10.3.8 Update (Posted 2/9/2005 at 4:01 PM)
The 10.3.8 Update delivers improved compatibility and reliability for Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther" and is recommended for all users. Key updates include: improved OpenGL technology and updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers, improved file sharing and directory services for mixed Mac and PC networks and improved compatibility for third party applications and devices
previous standalone security updates. For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website: For detailed information on Security Updates, please visit this website:

Saft 7.5.1 (Posted 2/9/2005 at 9:21 AM)
Saft 7.5.1 is a Safari plugin to add features like full-screen browsing, searchable bookmarks and history, URL shortcuts, kiosk mode and more.

LinkMenu 1.0 (Posted 2/9/2005 at 9:20 AM)
LinkMenu 1.0 is a global favourites bar with up to 16 configurable menus.

Business Card Composer 3.0 (Posted 2/9/2005 at 8:57 AM)
Business Card Composer 3.0 adds new printing technology, cool tools for badges production and many enhancements.

A Better Finder Attributes 3.7 (Posted 2/9/2005 at 8:57 AM)
A Better Finder Attributes 3.7 introduces a new swizzle triangle user interface and makes significant internal changes.

Wx 1.0 (Posted 2/8/2005 at 11:53 AM)
Wx 1.0 is a specialized internet weather station app for Mac OS X that downloads and processes weather information and forecasts.

Form Pilot Home 1.0 (Posted 2/8/2005 at 11:52 AM)
Form Pilot Home 1.0 lets open paper forms on the screen, and fill in form fields. After you have completed your form input, you can save it to your hard drive or print it out for mailing.

SaveMe 1.0 (Posted 2/8/2005 at 11:50 AM)
SaveMe 1.0 saves all your files automatically, regardless of the program.

ScriptPak for TaxCut 2004 (Posted 2/8/2005 at 9:01 AM)
ScriptPak for TaxCut 2004 includes over 40 commands that allow users to access the features of TaxCut 2004 with their voice when using MacSpeech's iListen program.

SMS Mac 0.9 (Posted 2/7/2005 at 3:37 PM)
SMS Mac 0.9 lets you send SMS messages to cell phones and comes in several flavors; an Address Book plug-in and a Dashboard widget for Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4).

NewsFan 1.7 (Posted 2/7/2005 at 3:32 PM)
NewsFan 1.7 is an RSS web news aggregator for MacOS X.

MenuCalendarClock (Posted 2/7/2005 at 3:32 PM)
MenuCalendarClock for Entourage is an Microsoft Entourage compatible menu calendar and a configurable menu clock.

PocketMac HoldIt! (Posted 2/7/2005 at 3:32 PM)
PocketMac HoldIt! will automatically mute, pause, or stop your favorite multimedia programs so that you can answer the phone, without missing a minute of your favorite entertainment.

NewsFire 1.0 (Posted 2/7/2005 at 3:32 PM)
NewsFire 1.0 is now available for download and includes minor performance tweaks, minor interface tweaks and dutch, swedish, traditional chinese translations.

Blaze 2.5 (Posted 2/4/2005 at 1:40 PM)
Blaze 2.5 lets you convert your document to HTML from an RTF or plain text file, send files as an e-mail, convert line endings between platforms, toggle curly/straight quotes, and much more.

Dialing for Less: Working Mac (Posted 2/4/2005 at 10:27 AM)
Dialing for Less: Working Mac is a article that walks through the setup and use of Skype on Mac OS X.

ShadowClipboard 2.0.1 (Posted 2/4/2005 at 10:24 AM)
ShadowClipboard 2.0.1 is a clipboard (also called pasteboard on some systems) enhancer that manages multiple clipboards in a convenient, unobtrusive way. shadowClipboard gives you access to files, pages of texts, images, pdf documents and all other data you have copied a few minutes or a week ago.

Reference Miner 1.2.5 (Posted 2/4/2005 at 10:20 AM)
Reference Miner 1.2.5 searches the Internet to find and display reference information from PubMed, Amazon (US, UK, Germany, and Japan), and the Library of Congress.

e2Sync Personal 1.1 (Posted 2/4/2005 at 10:14 AM)
e2Sync Personal 1.1 allows iSync to see Entourage as an iSync compatible device. It allows iSync to sync Entourage Contacts, Tasks & Calendar entries.

OSXvnc 1.5 (Posted 2/4/2005 at 10:12 AM)
OSXvnc 1.5 adds support for Server Side Scaling and command line support for reverse connections.

iApp Server 1.0 (Posted 2/3/2005 at 2:16 PM)
iApp Server 1.0 is a brand new application server middleware tool and installs as an Apache 1.3 module on Mac OS X.

biOpen 1.5 (Posted 2/3/2005 at 9:53 AM)
biOpen 1.5 is a new and unique sequence analysis and structure visualization software based on a plugin architecture.

WebHome 2.1 (Posted 2/3/2005 at 9:52 AM)
WebHome 2.1 helps you run a dynamic website for yourself, your business, or your organization.

Apeiron X 1.0.1 (Posted 2/3/2005 at 8:59 AM)
Apeiron X 1.0.1 is the arcade frenzy where you are dropped into the bug-eat-bug world of the mushroom patch. Now you must fight for your survival against Cheech the Pentipede and his gang of crazy critters.

iPhoto 5.0.1 (Posted 2/2/2005 at 5:28 PM)
iPhoto 5.0.1 addresses issues with upgrading iPhoto 4 libraries, dragging albums into folders, importing MPEG 4 movies, and also includes a number of other minor fixes. It is available through Software Update.

Mousepose 1.1 (Posted 2/2/2005 at 11:22 AM)
Mousepose 1.1 is a new, unique and free tool that is essential for everyone doing demos at tradeshows, presentations, trainings or those individuals with huge and high resolution displays. If turned on, Mousepos" dims the screen and puts a spotlight on the area around the mouse pointer, easily guiding the audiences attention or to quickly locate the mouse pointer.

First Tracks (Posted 2/2/2005 at 11:20 AM)
First Tracks is a specialized internet tracking and browsing app for Mac OS X that downloads and consolidates weather information and slope conditions for skiers and snowboarders.

MaxNews 1.0 (Posted 2/2/2005 at 11:19 AM)
MaxNews 1.0 is a very flexible and effective Mac OS X / Mac OS 9 based Usenet newsreader supporting reading and composing both news articles and e-mail messages.

Wise Counsel (Posted 2/2/2005 at 9:02 AM)
Wise Counsel is an Apple Small Business article on a law firm based entirely on the Macintosh.

Guest PC 1.0 (Posted 2/1/2005 at 1:06 PM)
Guest PC is a Mac OS X application that allows you to easily create and manage virtual x86 computer on your Mac. You can install Windows operating system and access applications available only for Windows compatible computers.

Skype for Mac OS X 1.0 (Posted 2/1/2005 at 12:36 PM)
Skype for Mac OS X 1.0 is the first non-beta release and includes a global Skype user directory, instant messaging, conference calling, log tracking, customization, file transfer, the ability to sign in to your Skype account from anywhere there's an Internet connection, encryption and more.

MailTemplate 1.4.1 (Posted 2/1/2005 at 12:34 PM)
MailTemplate 1.4.1 is a Mac OS X software solution for creating new e-mails with templates.

KaraTunes 2.3 (Posted 2/1/2005 at 12:32 PM)
KaraTunes 2.3 puts all your lyrics data in one single database, letting you save, modify, and search lyrics with an easy-to-use interface.

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