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July 2005 Archived News

Awaken 2.0 (Posted 7/29/2005 at 10:48 PM)
Awaken 2.0 is a digital alarm clock that wakes you up by playing the iTunes playlist of your choice. Alarms can be created to alert you on a weekly basis at a set time, or at any specific date and time.

Missing Sync for Windows Mobile (Posted 7/29/2005 at 10:47 PM)
Missing Sync for Windows Mobile is a replacement for The Missing Sync for Pocket PC and adds support for Mac OS X Tiger, Windows Mobile Smartphone devices, syncing with Microsoft Entourage and other new features.

MacJournal 3.1.2 (Posted 7/28/2005 at 9:14 PM)
MacJournal 3.1.2 adds Spotlight support, fixed a problem where journals could show up as locked when nested inside another journal, improved HTML exporting and more.

CopyDrop 1.0 (Posted 7/27/2005 at 9:31 AM)
CopyDrop 1.0 is a Finder-based no-frills backup utility intended to be used for user folders, media files, applications, or documents of any kind. The concept of CopyDrop is to make it possible to use the Finder to drag and drop folders, volumes, and files in order to make "smart" copies of them, meaning that identical items already in the destination are not re-copied, saving time.

FeedForAll Mac (Posted 7/27/2005 at 9:19 AM)
FeedForAll Mac automatically handles publication date and has built-in support for RSS extensions, like the Apple iTunes. This allows FeedForAll Mac to be used to create special podcast versions that can be used directly with Apple iTunes.

MacUpdate Widget 2.0 (Posted 7/27/2005 at 8:34 AM)
MacUpdate Widget 2.0 is a Dashboard widget that allows you to display the latest Mac OS X software releases on your desktop.

Skype for Mac OS X Beta (Posted 7/27/2005 at 8:33 AM)
Skype for Mac OS X Beta includes many changes and bug fixes.

iPhoto 5.0.4 (Posted 7/26/2005 at 3:52 PM)
iPhoto 5.0.4 addresses an issue with browsing photos that have been auto-rotated by a camera.

Apple Announced new Mac minis (Posted 7/26/2005 at 9:11 AM)
Apple announced new Mac minis which now include 512MB of Ram in every model with the base model starting at $499, Airport Extreme and Bluetooth for $599 and a SuperDrive for $699.

Apple Announced New iBooks (Posted 7/26/2005 at 9:08 AM)
Apple has announced new iBooks that include their new trackpad, sudden motion sensing hard drive, 802.11g and Bluetooth 2.0, 512MB of Ram and the 12-inch has a 1.33 GHz G4 with a Combo Drive while the 14-inch has a 1.42 GHz G4 with a SuperDrive.

Apple Joins Intel at CMU (Posted 7/26/2005 at 9:04 AM)
Apple plans to open a research facility at CMU's Collaborative Innovation Center and will share the top floor of the four-story building with Intel's existing Intel Research Pittsburgh unit.

Nicecast 1.8 (Posted 7/26/2005 at 8:59 AM)
Nicecast 1.8 lets you broadcast music from OS X and the new version includes Stream Password-protection, Listener Kicking , UPnP and NAT-PMP support - When using a UPnP or NAT-PMP enabled router, Nicecast will automatically configure the network to allow outside access., New System Audio source, for hijacking all audio , New Application Mixer effect plugin, for pulling audio from multiple sources into one stream and All-new Icecast 2 core.

Yahoo Buys Konfabulator (Posted 7/25/2005 at 7:56 AM)
Yahoo announced that they are purchasing Konfabulator and will use it as a new avenue to access information from

Acquisition 121.4 (Posted 7/25/2005 at 7:52 AM)
Acquisition 121.4 is a Mac-based peer to peer file sharing program with a number of innovative features.

Swift Publisher (Posted 7/25/2005 at 7:30 AM)
Swift Publisheris a handy Macintosh page layout time-saver for designing and printing high impact document - flyers, newsletters, brochures, etc.

Studiometry 3.0 (Posted 7/25/2005 at 7:29 AM)
Studiometry 3.0 can now track your company's inventory, with amounts and unit prices. A history is kept of when and where the items are going, and the total value of the inventory.

Site Soap 1.0 (Posted 7/25/2005 at 7:26 AM)
Site Soap 1.0 allows you to quickly and easily optimize your entire website, whether it is an image, a webpage or even a stylesheet, without losing any quality.

Alarm Clock Pro 7.1.7 (Posted 7/22/2005 at 9:51 PM)
Alarm Clock Pro 7.1.7 includes NUMEROUS modifications, new features and bug fixes.

SEEdit Mini 1.0b3 (Posted 7/22/2005 at 11:01 AM)
SEEdit Mini 1.0b3 a freeware editor with a lot of features from the SEEdit 2.x.x.

FileSalvage 4.1 (Posted 7/22/2005 at 7:39 AM)
FileSalvage 4.1 adds detailed logging and the ability to process disk images.

Tidy Up 1.0.3 (Posted 7/20/2005 at 11:45 AM)
Tidy Up 1.0.3 is a duplicate finder and disk tidiness utility.

Gizmo Project (Posted 7/19/2005 at 7:43 AM)
Gizmo Project uses your internet connection (broadband or dial-up) to make calls to other computers or includes add-ons like CallIn and CallOut to talk to any telephone " mobile or landline.

SpamSweep (Posted 7/18/2005 at 7:29 AM)
SpamSweep is an advanced bayesian spam filter with a simple, easy to understand interface combining many filtering technologies, including domain and relay blacklists, sender whitelisting, and a bayesian filter to automatically delete spam messages before they're downloaded by your email client.

Quantrix Modeler 2.0 (Posted 7/16/2005 at 7:40 AM)
Quantrix Modeler 2.0 has decided to offer a standard version of its modeling software to attract new users who want a more powerful spreadsheet, but don"t necessarily need the full capabilities of the professional edition.

Adobe Bridge 1.0.2 (Posted 7/15/2005 at 4:15 PM)
Adobe Bridge 1.0.2 update delivers overall improved stability and performance. This update is recommended for all Adobe Bridge customers.

VolumeWorks 1.3.3 (Posted 7/15/2005 at 8:15 AM)
VolumeWorks 1.3.3 incorporates an improved user-interface and bootable CD based on Tiger OS.

MenuPass 1.0 (Posted 7/15/2005 at 8:14 AM)
MenuPass 1.0 a new software utility to help users store, organize, and retrieve important account and password information.

AirPort 4.2 (Posted 7/14/2005 at 3:40 PM)
AirPort 4.2 fixes connection problems and resolves security issues with WPA2 wireless networks. It is available through software update.

Fire 1.5.3 (Posted 7/14/2005 at 7:44 AM)
Fire 1.5.3 improves compatibility with Tiger (10.4) systems, and fixes some problems with the following areas: Jabber now works on 10.4, ICQ now handles non-numeric names, Yahoo buddy status is now correct and Other miscellaneous fixes.

iPhoto 5.0.3 (Posted 7/13/2005 at 3:31 PM)
iPhoto 5.0.3 addresses issues with Tiger compatibility, Book and Print ordering, and Smart Albums. Requires Mac OS X 10.3.4 through 10.3.9, or 10.4.2 or later.

Darwinia 1.2.2 (Posted 7/13/2005 at 3:30 PM)
Darwinia 1.2.2 is a minor bug-fix release of the realtime strategy game and is free to
registered users.

iListen MX (Posted 7/13/2005 at 1:31 PM)
iListen MX includes the latest version of iListen, the best headset/microphone offered by MacSpeech, and an enhanced list of built-in commands for hands-free control of the mouse, GarageBand, iDVD, iMovie, iPhoto, and iTunes. It is exclusively available from participating Apple Specialist dealers and the MacSpeech web site.

Firefox 1.0.5 (Posted 7/12/2005 at 9:13 PM)
Firefox 1.0.5 is a security update that is part of the ongoing program to provide a safe Internet experience for customers. It is recommend that all users upgrade to this latest version.

Mac OS X 10.4.2 Update (Posted 7/12/2005 at 5:38 PM)
The 10.4.2 Update delivers overall improved reliability and compatibility for Mac OS X v10.4 and is recommended for all users. It includes fixes for:

* file sharing using AFP and SMB/CIFS network file services
* single sign-on authentication and reliable access to Active Directory servers
* autologin for managed user accounts
* AirPort and wireless access
* Core Graphics, Core Audio, Core Image, including updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers
* Finder updates including finding on Kind and using Slideshow
* synchronizing your iDisk with .Mac
* installation reliability
* managing Dashboard widgets
* Address Book, Automator, iCal, iChat, Mail, Safari, and Stickies applications
* compatibility with third party applications and devices

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Flash Player 8 Beta (Posted 7/12/2005 at 3:01 PM)
Flash Player 8 Beta was released by Macromedia with the minimum requirements being Windows 98 and Mac OS 10.1.

pagesender 3.5 (Posted 7/12/2005 at 9:04 AM)
pagesender 3.5 is now available for download.

iSync 2.1 (Posted 7/11/2005 at 2:49 PM)
iSync 2.1 supports compatibility for more devices such as the latest Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic and Sony Ericsson phones. For a complete list of supported devices, please check

MacMonkies (Posted 7/11/2005 at 8:36 AM)
MacMonkies announced their 4th annual Birthday Celebration where they are giving away some great gifts in recognition of their readers. Prizes include: 1 iPod, 1 iPod shuffle, 1 Bundle of Fun (which includes ShapeShifter, iClip, Iconize Me! Premium Package, FruitMenu, WindowShade X, and iTunes $10 Gift Certificate), and 1 iTunes $20 Gift Certificate.

Cocoa Bootcamp (Posted 7/8/2005 at 9:57 AM)
Cocoa Bootcamp will teach students how to write complex applications for Mac OS X, be fluent in Objective-C, have mastery of Interface Builder and Xcode, be able to find and understand the online documentation, have experience with the most common classes in the frameworks, have a clear understanding of the design patterns used in Cocoa and be able to recognize several common idioms of the Cocoa community.

PHP Studio 1.1 (Posted 7/8/2005 at 9:53 AM)
PHP Studio 1.1 improves reliability when executing code that includes external files and adds line numbering, an improved PHP function list, and other minor changes.

DVD Playback Update 4.6.1 (Posted 7/8/2005 at 9:22 AM)
DVD Playback Update 4.6.1 addresses a disc validation issue some users may encounter when attempting to play a disc for the first time with DVD Player 4.6. This update is recommended for all users of DVD Player 4.6 and is available through Software Update.

PodSalvage, CameraSalvage, OfficeSalvage, and MovieSalvage (Posted 7/8/2005 at 9:19 AM)
SubRosaSoft released PodSalvage, CameraSalvage, OfficeSalvage, and MovieSalvage which incorporate faster and more accurate data scans and recovery engines, more file format support, and free trial versions with much requested preview modes.

QuickHelp 2.0 (Posted 7/8/2005 at 9:11 AM)
QuickHelp 2.0 is a development tool for creating and deploying application help on Windows 95 through XP, Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Linux.

Now Up to Date and Contact 5.0.2 (Posted 7/7/2005 at 10:07 AM)
Now Up to Date and Contact 5.0.2 is a free update for users of version 5.

ClamXav 1.0 (Posted 7/7/2005 at 10:06 AM)
ClamXav 1.0 has been updated with a number of fixes including ClamAV version 0.86.1.

SMTPit Pro 4.0 (Posted 7/7/2005 at 9:50 AM)
SMTPit Pro 4.0 lets you send simple text based messages or complex HTML messages. You can send a single message or an entire mail out.

Sidekick (Posted 7/7/2005 at 9:49 AM)
Sidekick is a USB 2.0 adapter that plugs into recessed or closely spaced USB ports with ease, and its extreme flexibility (180? rotation left-to-right, 180? sweep up-and-down) enables you to position an attached device in nearly any orientation.

FileSalvage (Posted 7/7/2005 at 9:48 AM)
FileSalvage will retrieve files that have been deleted, rescue data from corrupted media, and recover lost files from your hard drive or storage device (most media devices are supported such as: Mac OS hard drives, USB keys, PC drives, Linux disks, FLASH cards, CDs, DVDs, and almost any other media that your Mac can recognize).

A Better Finder Rename 6.9.5 (Posted 7/6/2005 at 9:05 AM)
A Better Finder Rename 6.9.5 is updated with new hot key and preference pane components to provide an improved user experience.

Smith Micro Aquires Allume (Posted 7/5/2005 at 11:42 AM)
Smith Micro announced it has acquired Allume Systems, the maker of Stuffit.

Firefox ported to Intel (Posted 7/5/2005 at 10:43 AM)
Firefox has been successfully ported to Intel processors.

ShutterBug 1.2 (Posted 7/3/2005 at 12:29 AM)
ShutterBug 1.2 improvements and a more streamlined user interface giving users more flexibility and control over their online photos and web pages.

WireTap Pro 1.1.1 (Posted 7/1/2005 at 10:48 AM)
WireTap Pro 1.1.1 enforces file size limits for each format, Can now buffer over 4 GB of audio data, Reduced CPU use while recording, Meters now indicate when the audio is being overdriven, Fixed a problem that caused scheduled sessions not to run properly when the user's directory is symbolically linked, Fixes a crash that could happen on some systems at around the 10-15 mark, Fixed some date calculation problems with repeating scheduled recordings, Fixes a problem syncing the start time and duration of events with the iCal schedule on systems running in some languages, Fixes an error that could occur if the input sample rate of a device was drastically different than that of the output file, Addresses the problem that could leave recording in a bad state after using Trim Leading and Trailing Silence and Addresses a number of bugs and issues.

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