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September 2005 Archived News

WireTap Pro 1.1.2 (Posted 9/28/2005 at 8:10 PM)
WireTap Pro 1.1.2 lowers WireTap Pro's encoding thread's priority to alleviate a problem with skipping playback in DVD player during recording; trimming could cause "Recording too short" errors in subsequent recordings - this has been fixed; resolves an outstanding incompatibility with Skype; no longer mutes the audio on non-default output devices when recording; trimming now trims absolute silence as expected; fixes several 10.2.8 (Jaguar) issues; saving to iTunes now works as expected; and more.

MacAT 7.0 (Posted 9/28/2005 at 1:38 PM)
MacAT 7.0 is a Windows AT/UNIX cron-like task scheduling application for Macintosh server administrators. It is a fat binary application that allows 37 of the most common MacOS tasks to be run once, hourly, daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly or yearly without user intervention.

Fetch 5.0.3 (Posted 9/28/2005 at 10:45 AM)
Fetch 5.0.3 adds localizations for six languages, the update improved compatibility with VMS FTP servers. Several bugs were also corrected in the new version including fixing the dog cursor so that it runs again during transfers and a problem that caused delays going to sleep when Fetch was running.

Alarm Clock Pro 7.4 (Posted 9/28/2005 at 7:53 AM)
Alarm Clock Pro 7.4 includes over 15 new features, over 10 bug fixes, and many other modifications. The most notable feature enhancement is the ability to choose multiple alarm events for each item.

Salvage 4.2 (Posted 9/28/2005 at 7:48 AM)
Salvage 4.2 adds improved accuracy in salvaging, more file type support, faster shredding, and MP3 file name recovery.

pagesender 3.5.2 (Posted 9/27/2005 at 10:01 AM)
pagesender 3.5.2 adds drag and drop support to "Fax Files" Automator action (10.4+ only) and fixes a problem with blank company name when live addressing.

iGroupCal 1.3 (Posted 9/27/2005 at 9:58 AM)
iGroupCal 1.3 is a Java platform servlet that allows iCal users (and any other iCalendar-compliant apps) in a workgroup to share their calendar information through a single calendar.

el Ballo 1.0.0 (Posted 9/26/2005 at 4:37 PM)
el Ballo 1.0.0 is a new game from Ambrosia Software.

TNEF's Enough (Posted 9/25/2005 at 9:09 AM)
TNEF's Enough allows Macs to read and extract files from Microsoft TNEF stream files.

iPod software update 2005-09-23 (Posted 9/23/2005 at 9:45 AM)
iPod software update 2005-09-23 delivers iPod Software 1.1.2 for iPod shuffle, iPod Software 1.0 for iPod nano, iPod Software 1.2 for iPod with color display, iPod Software 1.4 for iPod mini, and iPod Software 3.1 for iPod with Click Wheel.
Features of iPod Software 1.1.2 for iPod shuffle. Bug fixes for iPod shuffle.

Security Update 2005-008 (Posted 9/23/2005 at 9:45 AM)
Security Update 2005-008 delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users. This update includes the following components: ImageIO, LibSystem, Mail, QuickDraw, Ruby, SecurityAgent and securityd. For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n61798.

Palm Desktop 4.2.1 Rev D (Posted 9/22/2005 at 1:21 PM)
Palm Desktop 4.2.1 Rev D fixes permissions problems associated with previous builds of the software and iSync.

MacJournal 3.2 (Posted 9/22/2005 at 9:37 AM)
MacJournal 3.2 showcases a host of advanced accessibility features for users with vision disabilities and also addresses Section 508 guidelines for accessibility.

FruitMenu 3.4.2 (Posted 9/21/2005 at 5:00 PM)
FruitMenu 3.4.2 includes the ability to can add Finder Smart Folders (normally stored in Library/Saved Searches folder) to FruitMenu and it will automatically display their contents and stay in sync (Tiger only), can remove items from the FruitMenu menu table in its Prefrence Pane by dragging it out, fixed a problem with various (mostly Java-based) applications not working correctly with the "Application Menu as an Icon" options, added "Recent Servers" to the FruitMenu Library (Tiger only) and more.

MacA&D Standard (Posted 9/21/2005 at 8:24 AM)
MacA&D Standard includes a powerful data dictionary, namespaces for partitioning and managing large projects and code generation.

iTunes 5 (Posted 9/20/2005 at 6:31 PM)
iTunes 5 features a new even more powerful instant search, including the new Search Bar which helps you find exactly what you are looking for in iTunes or from among 2 million songs on the Music Store, folders for organizing playlists, and new Parental Controls for music, music sharing and podcasts. iTunes 5.0.1 features several stability improvements over iTunes 5.

.Mac Updates (Posted 9/20/2005 at 8:57 AM)
Apple announced Backup 3, .Mac Groups, increased of 1GB for individuals and French/German localizations.

Mac Office 2004 Service Pack 2 (Posted 9/20/2005 at 7:58 AM)
Mac Office 2004 Service Pack 2 it targeted mainly to enterprise users, the new service pack adds new features to enhance Exchange Server support in Entourage. SP2 updates all of the applications in Office 2004, but does not deliver Spotlight support to Mac OS X 10.4 users.

Fujitsu ScanSnap for Mac OS X (Posted 9/19/2005 at 1:07 PM)
Fujitsu ScanSnap supports Mac OS X and incorporates a 50-page automatic document feeder (ADF) and features "always-on" ScanSnap software that lets you get started as soon as you have paper in the scanner's feeder.

Nano Duo Layered Protectors (Posted 9/19/2005 at 11:59 AM)
iSkin announced plans for Nano Duo Layered Protectors - Several Cases Due in October.

Font Pilot 2.0.3 (Posted 9/15/2005 at 5:57 PM)
Font Pilot 2.0.3 sports encoding types, multiplatform and unicode font support, determinate status bars, font filters for fonts not in your system and minor interface and speed tweaks.

Slideshow Magic 4.0.1 (Posted 9/15/2005 at 10:29 AM)
Slideshow Magic 4.0.1 allows images to be compiled into a movie format using transitions, titles and audio.

iClip 4 (Posted 9/15/2005 at 7:26 AM)
iClip 4 has been pre-announced and features a new, stylish user interface by veteran UI designer, Piotr Gajos.

MacTranslator OSX 1.0 (Posted 9/14/2005 at 9:04 AM)
MacTranslator OSX 1.0 is a reengineering tool for generating graphic models of programming source code on Mac OS X computers. MacTranslator scans source code to extract design information that it outputs to a text file. That text is imported into the MacA&D modeling tool to automatically generate UML class models, structure charts and rich data models.

MacReporter 2 (Posted 9/14/2005 at 7:29 AM)
MacReporter 2 features an all-new user interface sporting an advanced article browser, Smart News Feeds: Display articles matching your habits and expectations, Recent articles: You read about it but you can't find where it is anymore? MacReporter will show it to you, Articles search: Instantaneously find the articles you are looking for, News Feeds Search: Discover sites matching your tastes using keywords, Articles sharing: Let your friends or colleagues know about the latest pieces of news, Hot news: outline important articles to either share them or keep them at hand until you don't need them anymore and more.

A Better Finder Rename 7 (Posted 9/14/2005 at 7:26 AM)
A Better Finder Rename 7 is a complete rewrite of the 70,000+ lines of code making up the original Carbon application and takes full advantage of the Cocoa framework.

Java 1.3.1 and 1.4.2 Release 2 (Posted 9/13/2005 at 9:18 PM)
Java 1.3.1 and 1.4.2 Release 2 delivers improved reliability and compatibility for Java on Mac OS X v10.4. This release includes Java 2 Platform Standard Edition versions 1.3.1_16 and 1.4.2_09. It is available through Software Update.

iRemember 1.0.1 (Posted 9/13/2005 at 9:18 PM)
iRemember 1.0.1 includes a number of improvements, the most significant of which adds the ability to control the output resolution while creating PDF files or printing. This feature greatly improves the performance of printing on PostScript printers.

Xserve RAID Updated (Posted 9/13/2005 at 10:06 AM)
Apple updated its Xserve RAID storage system, a 3U high-availability, rack storage system to deliver a massive 7 terabytes (TB) of storage capacity at the industry's most aggressive price of just $1.86 per GB. Apple also upgraded its Xserve 1U rack optimized server with up to three 500GB drives, achieving a groundbreaking 1.5TB of storage.

Guest PC 1.6 (Posted 9/13/2005 at 9:32 AM)
Guest PC 1.6 includes copying and Pasting text and Dragging and Dropping files between Mac OS X and Windows, using a Drag and Drop Interface transferring files or folders has never been easier - just select a file or a folder in Windows and drag it to to any Finder folder.

REALbasic 2005 Release 3 (Posted 9/13/2005 at 9:25 AM)
REALbasic 2005 Release 3 is now shipping and a demo can be downloaded from their web site.

StuffIt Deluxe 10 (Posted 9/13/2005 at 8:52 AM)
StuffIt Deluxe 10 includes the vaunted JPEG compression technology and other new features such as a Spotlight Importer allows Tiger's Spotlight search utility to index file names for items installed inside StuffIt, Zip and Tar archives. A new Automator scripting tool lets users compress and expand StuffIt, Zip and Tar archives as part of their Automator workflows.

Default Folder X 2.0.3 (Posted 9/13/2005 at 8:06 AM)
Default Folder X 2.0.3 resolves a bug that could cause the Finder to repeatedly crash after installing Apple's QuickTime 7.0.2 update, corrected a problem that prevented Default Folder X from working correctly when running under Jaguar and fixed an issue with the Default Folder X preference pane failing when a user's login item list was in an inconsistent state.

Image Tricks 1.1 (Posted 9/12/2005 at 9:33 AM)
Image Tricks 1.1 supports LinkBack technology, which enables users to open and edit images modified in Image Tricks in other LinkBack-enabled applications.

Kids GoGoGo 9.6 (Posted 9/12/2005 at 8:10 AM)
Kids GoGoGo 9.6 now lets you use your iPod as a hardware key to turn off filtering.

xmCHART (Posted 9/9/2005 at 11:56 AM)
xmCHART is a charting plug-in for FileMaker Pro that supports all basic chart types such as bars, lines, areas, scatters, pies, bubbles, high-Lows, radar or Gantt charts.

Font Pilot 2.0 (Posted 9/9/2005 at 7:37 AM)
Font Pilot 2.0 includes complete Apple Type Services support which means you can dig deep into your fonts and view the copyright, trademark, description, license information, manufacturer, designer, designer's URL and much more.

Site Soap 1.2 (Posted 9/8/2005 at 2:35 PM)
Site Soap 1.2 takes the pain out of optimizing your Web site's code and images, and facilitates better quality code and faster downloads.

SeeFile (Posted 9/8/2005 at 9:32 AM)
SeeFile software provides a web browser view of selected files and folders on your computer to customers, coworkers and suppliers.

Apple Media Event in QuickTime (Posted 9/8/2005 at 9:07 AM)
Apple posted their "1,000 Songs in your pocket changed everything. Here we go again." media event as a QuickTime stream.

First iTunes Phone (Posted 9/7/2005 at 2:31 PM)
Apple announced the highly anticipated iTunes phone along with Motorola and Cingular Wireless. The phone lets users transfer up to 100 songs from iTunes to their phone using a USB cable, and it's available at at Cingular's Web site.

iPod nano (Posted 9/7/2005 at 2:29 PM)
iPod nano is pencil-thin packs the entire iPod experience into an impossibly small design including a color screen. It comes in 2GB (500 songs) and 4GB (1,000 songs) models starting at $199.

QuickTime 7.0.2 (Posted 9/7/2005 at 2:24 PM)
QuickTime 7.0.2 delivers numerous important bug fixes and compatibility enhancements. This update is highly recommended for all QuickTime 7 users.

Little Snitch 1.2 (Posted 9/7/2005 at 8:49 AM)
Little Snitch 1.2 fixed kernel panic caused by a buffer read overflow, fixed an issue where existing rules were ignored in rare cases causing the Little Snitch alert panel to appear unnecessarily, fixed an issue where the port restriction was ignored in conjunction with the 'allow/deny any network connection' setting, improved permission check for all files of the installation and the Installer now quits System Preferences reliably to insure proper installation.

Swift Publisher 1.0.3 (Posted 9/6/2005 at 12:08 PM)
Swift Publisher 1.0.3 includes 40 new designs (for CD edition), option to show/hide clipart panel, spontaneous image cut is solved when a mask or tint is applied, smart Field performance is improved, when a page is relocated numeration problem is solved and on adding a new text field text format of the previous field remains.

StudiometryLink (Posted 9/6/2005 at 12:07 PM)
StudiometryLink is a business listing utility that allows potential customers to browse businesses and consultants by category, state, and country.

Slideshow Magic 4.0 (Posted 9/6/2005 at 12:06 PM)
Slideshow Magic 4.0 sports up to 25 new features, including the ability for transitions, sound effects, audio tracks, customizable titles and so much more.

Captain FTP 4.3 (Posted 9/6/2005 at 12:05 PM)
Captain FTP 4.3 includes a new Captain FTP Widget can be used to quickly upload files to remote servers by dragging the file from the desktop to the widget.

Default Folder X 2.0.2 (Posted 9/2/2005 at 8:15 AM)
Default Folder X 2.0.2 addresses a number of compatibility and performance
issues.



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