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January 2006 Archived News

Inquisitor 2.2
Posted 1/31/2006 at 15:11 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Inquisitor 2.2 provides instant search for Safari and is a Universal Binary.

TextSoap 4.5.2
Posted 1/31/2006 at 15:09 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
TextSoap 4.5.2 is a utility that makes it easy to clean out the annoying forwarding marks, invisible characters, and formatting that you often find in email and long documents.

Missing Sync for Palm OS 5.1
Posted 1/31/2006 at 13:27 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Missing Sync for Palm OS 5.1 will be released as a Universal Binary supporting both PowerPC and Intel Macs.

DEVONagent 2.0 Public Beta
Posted 1/31/2006 at 13:18 PST in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
DEVONagent 2.0 Public Beta is a major step towards the final release of DEVONagent 2.0. The feature set is now 99.9 percent complete. The focus now lies on removing the last few glitches, adding details, and finalizing the documentation.

Branding Iron 1.0
Posted 1/31/2006 at 7:30 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Branding Iron 1.0 is freeware that helps you assign keywords to your files. The source code of the software is included, so anybody can continue the development.

Quick-O 1.0
Posted 1/31/2006 at 7:30 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Quick-O 1.0 is a quick tool to convert images and extract frames from movies.

TaskTime 4.1
Posted 1/30/2006 at 10:30 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
TaskTime 4.1 provides a straightforward method of tracking time spent on jobs you do for your clients. It can generate invoices which can be emailed, printed, and saved to disk.

SyncupX 1.5.1
Posted 1/30/2006 at 9:07 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
SyncupX 1.5.1 performs syncing backups that are very easy to set up, fast and reliable to use and can be setup by just adding the files and folders you want to backup. If you are running 10.4 or later, you can do an even smarter configuration because SyncupX is able to backup "smart folders" using Spotlight.

Bunny Bunny
Posted 1/30/2006 at 9:04 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Bunny Bunny is a teeny tiny puzzle game for Mac OS X in the style of retro Japanese brain teasers.

Sticky Windows 1.2
Posted 1/30/2006 at 8:42 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Sticky Windows 1.2 is an utility for Mac OS X (Tiger and Pather supported) which extends the tab browsing experience to the Desktop. Sticky Windows transforms your windows into tabs when you drag a window towards the edge of your screen.

Mellel 2.0.4
Posted 1/30/2006 at 8:36 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Mellel 2.0.4 is an advanced, multilingual word processor built for Mac OS X. Designed for scholars and writers, it offers innovative page, paragraph, and character styles, outline, tables, headers and footers, citations and bibliography, tabs and more.

Schedula Professional for FileMaker Pro 8 2.1
Posted 1/30/2006 at 7:13 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Schedula Professional for FileMaker Pro 8 2.1 allows you to view entries in a traditional daybook format where a single glance is all it takes to determine available openings. Automatic conflict-checking prevents inadvertent double bookings. Entries can be repeated and they also appear in a monthly calendar. In the grid you can view multiple schedules side-by-side, or individual schedules for multiple dates side-by-side.

PhoneValet Message Center 3.1
Posted 1/30/2006 at 7:11 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
PhoneValet Message Center 3.1 is a major update that adds new features to voice mail:

* Users may now create an essentially unlimited number of choices (i.e. mailboxes) in voice mail. The caller can choose from the default mailbox, and any number of other choices.
* Choices available to the caller in voice mail have been expanded. Previously, callers could select from mailbox choices (that take messages), and announcement choices (for delivering recorded information).
* Now callers can select choices that transfer their call to an extension on an office phone system. To use the transfer feature on a regular telephone line you generally must contact your telephone provider's customer service department and request it specially. Transfer choices can play a user-specified message prior to transferring the call (for instance "Please wait while your call is transferred").
* In addition to transfers, a new choice type is available that lets the caller run a remote-control script and hear the result (audio or text-to-speech). For remote-control choices, PhoneValet can return the caller to the main menu after they've heard the result of their remote-control script.


QuickBooks Pro 2006 for Mac R3
Posted 1/30/2006 at 7:08 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
QuickBooks Pro 2006 for Mac R3 is available for download and includes the following fixes:

* An issue with unexpected QuickBooks behavior when backing up a company file for Windows has been resolved.
* An issue with unexpected QuickBooks behavior when turning on contact synchronization in a company file in which previously synchronized contacts contain empty First Name fields has been resolved.
* An issue with unexpected QuickBooks behavior when attempting to save State Tax information during PayCycle setup has been resolved.
* An issue with duplicate employee names appearing in the Employee list after importing employee paychecks from PayCycle has been resolved.
* An issue with missing vendor data after importing a contractor paycheck from PayCycle has been resolved.
* An issue with unexpected QuickBooks behavior when adding 1099 status to a vendor has been resolved.


Trainz Beta Testers Wanted
Posted 1/27/2006 at 15:12 PST in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
Trainz is a detailed railroad simulator designed for railroading enthusiasts, model railroading hobbyists and others that love trains and they are looking for beta testers.

Otto Matic 3.0
Posted 1/27/2006 at 15:04 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Otto Matic 3.0 is now a Universal Binary application that will run natively on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs.

Troi Text Plug-in 2.8.1 for FileMaker Pro 8
Posted 1/27/2006 at 9:15 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Troi Text Plug-in 2.8.1 adds the following functions to FileMaker Pro 8:

- Combine sets from 2 text fields: get all lines that are the same, get all lines that differ and other combinations
- Get (unique) lines and sort words and lines
- Make a text sum from a related file that even updates without a script
- Parse XML text into fields


Venture Capital Blogs
Posted 1/27/2006 at 8:40 PST in News by Greg Nye | Permalink
A News.com article that discusses how venture capitalists who blog "say the practice lets them establish a potential connection to entrepreneurs looking for seed capital and the right fit in an investor."

Chronos Releases Universal Binaries
Posted 1/27/2006 at 8:20 PST in News by Greg Nye | Permalink
Chronos has updated their entire product line to Universal Binaries so they can run natively on both Intel and PowerPC Macs.

Synk 5.2b4
Posted 1/27/2006 at 8:18 PST in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
Synk 5.2b4 is software that synchronizes the contents of two directories, or backs up one directory to another. The latest beta version includes the following updates:

* Native Intel support as a Universal Binary
* Encryption support
* New backup-specific options for extra file handling
* New archival options
* Scheduler can wake computer before scheduled runs (Tiger only)
* Improved scheduler reliability
* More informative log messages in cases of errors
* Overall improvements to engine functionality
* Updated interface improves user experience and is 10% smaller
* New, easier to use registration system removes the need to enter codes after purchasing
* The usual complement of bug fixes and tweaks


Logo Design Studio
Posted 1/27/2006 at 8:16 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Logo Design Studio allows you to create identifying graphics or text for stationery, website icons and buttons, page headers, titles for eBooks, text effects for digital movies, sports teams, festivals, churches, fundraisers, local guides, conventions, fraternal organizations, educational institutions, television or radio media, newspapers and publications, music events or artists.

MailSteward 5.0
Posted 1/27/2006 at 8:12 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
MailSteward 5.0 displays non-English text correctly, fixes a bug in Export mbox that caused the exported mbox file to not be imported into OS X Mail correctly, fixes bug that caused CC: addresses to not be included in the To: field and other minor bug fixes. This version is also a Universal Binary.

AJAX Development Tools
Posted 1/26/2006 at 7:46 PST in News by Greg Nye | Permalink
AJAX Development Tools such as Java Studio Creator 2 from Sun are promising to speed up AJAX-style development.

HTTP Scoop 1.0
Posted 1/26/2006 at 7:42 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
HTTP Scoop 1.0 is an HTTP protocol analyser (sometimes called an HTTP Sniffer) for Mac OS X that captures packets from the network and reassembles them into complete HTTP requests/responses and displays the results in real-time. You can view all different aspects of the conversation: request URLs and parameters, request/response headers and POST data.

OpenWeb 3.0.2
Posted 1/25/2006 at 16:39 PST in Reviews by Greg Nye | Permalink
OpenWeb 3.0.2 is a time-saver for experienced sysadmins who want to get their Web servers up and running as quickly as possible and an excellent training tool for rookies who want to manage their own Web servers. However, once installed, OpenWeb provides very little added value over installing each application yourself.

ScriptPak for TurboTax 2005
Posted 1/25/2006 at 10:46 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
ScriptPak for TurboTax 2005 installs over 75 commands into iListen that allows the user to do virtually anything by voice in TurboTax 2005 that they would normally do using keyboard shortcuts or menus.

High Priority 1.1
Posted 1/25/2006 at 9:22 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
High Priority 1.1 is a Mac OS X 10.4 or higher menu extra whose sole purpose is to help you manage your To Dos in a simple, intuitive, and pleasant manner. This version includes the ability to limit the display of future To Do items, to display due dates directly in the menu, the ability to open the menu from the keyboard, as well as improvements to the To Do editor and many bug fixes.

Seasonality 1.2
Posted 1/25/2006 at 9:22 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Seasonality 1.2 takes weather monitoring to a whole new level with weather forecasts, radar images, sunrise/sunset times, and much more. This version adds localization support with a French language translation, a new activity window, and a scrollable forecast view along with other new features and several bug fixes.

SpamSieve 2.4.1
Posted 1/25/2006 at 9:09 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
SpamSieve 2.4.1 is now a Universal Binary, includes various changes to SpamSieve’s tokenizer and HTML parser to improve accuracy and improves filtering of messages containing attachments.

SpotMeta r66
Posted 1/25/2006 at 7:35 PST in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
SpotMeta (v66) extends Spotlight by letting you attach custom definition tags, category information and annotations to any file or folder on your computer.

Curio 3.0
Posted 1/25/2006 at 7:34 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Curio 3.0 is a project-based brainstorming and document management application that now includes a Project Center, Presentation Mode, Search Bar, timestamps, the ability to create custom tags and more.

TinkerTool System 1.5
Posted 1/25/2006 at 7:32 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
TinkerTool System 1.5 is a professional all-in-one maintenance tool for the Macintosh platform. It allows you to change advanced operating system settings and offers a wide variety of maintenance features.

Studiometry 3.2
Posted 1/25/2006 at 7:27 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Studiometry 3.2 is a free update to registered 3.x users which adds many features and enhancements such as the ability to sync To Do's, Invoice due dates, and Project deadlines to Apple's iCal and the ability to export directly to Quickbooks format (.iif).

Butler 4.0
Posted 1/24/2006 at 12:06 PST in Reviews by Greg Nye | Permalink
Butler 4.0 is designed to make it easier for you to perform different tasks. This MacWorld review discusses its various features in more detail.

Fetch 5.1b2
Posted 1/24/2006 at 10:34 PST in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
Fetch 5.1b2 is a Universal Binary, and features support for the Dashboard and Automator features of Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger."

Advanced Link Manager 2.0
Posted 1/24/2006 at 10:18 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Advanced Link Manager 2.0 is a tool that helps manage your web site incoming links and runs on Mac OS X, Windows 98/2000/XP, and Linux.

iTunes U
Posted 1/24/2006 at 8:42 PST in Apple by Greg Nye | Permalink
iTunes U is a program from Apple that allows colleges and universities to post audio and video educational content online using a content management system based on iTunes. Students can download the content to their Macs and PCs, or take it with them using the iPod.

FileMaker Mobile 8
Posted 1/24/2006 at 8:37 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
FileMaker Mobile 8 is now available and goes beyond synchronizing with local desktop databases only. For the first time, it allows users to synchronize handhelds with databases on FileMaker Server 8 and FileMaker Server 8 Advanced.

Spell Catcher X 10.2.2b3
Posted 1/24/2006 at 7:37 PST in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
Spell Catcher X 10.2.2b3 includes a handful of new features, enhancements to existing features, performance improvements, and bug fixes and is now a Universal Binary.

NetMap 1.0
Posted 1/24/2006 at 7:37 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
NetMap 1.0 lets network administrators easily see an overview of established network devices and provides a single source for access to data such as software licenses, system versions and login information.

QuarkXPress 7 First Look
Posted 1/23/2006 at 14:37 PST in Reviews by Greg Nye | Permalink
MacWorld has a first look at the QuarkXPress 7 beta version.

Yojimbo 1.0
Posted 1/23/2006 at 12:05 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Yojimbo 1.0 is a new application from Bare Bones Software that makes keeping all the small (or even large) bits of information that pour in every day organized and accessible. It accepts text, bookmarks, PDF files, web archives, serial numbers or passwords by dragging, copying or importing and also supports encryption.

Simon 2.1
Posted 1/23/2006 at 11:43 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Simon 2.1 is a Web site monitoring utility designed to help Webmasters and system administrators keep tabs on network servers and local applications.

WinTel 2.0.1
Posted 1/23/2006 at 7:24 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
WinTel 2.0.1 is a Windows emulator that supports Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows XP Professional and claims to boot Windows 98 in 15 seconds on the new Intel hardware.

NewsMac Pro 1.2.3
Posted 1/23/2006 at 7:22 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
NewsMac Pro 1.2.3 is available for download and they release a universal binary version of NewsMac Pro within the next two months.

Bugdom 2
Posted 1/20/2006 at 12:13 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Bugdom 2 is now available as a Universal Binary.

CodeLine
Posted 1/20/2006 at 8:03 PST in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
CodeLine is an IDE for developing full fledged native Mac OS X applications in object-oriented BASIC language. It includes support for system frameworks like Cocoa, WebKit, etc. and can easily produce Universal Binaries. A public preview is coming soon.

Bookit 3.7
Posted 1/19/2006 at 14:48 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Bookit 3.7 compares the bookmarks you have and then lets you synchronize the bookmarks that are not in all of your browsers keeping identical bookmark files for each one.

Mac OS X Universal Logo Program
Posted 1/19/2006 at 7:40 PST in Apple by Greg Nye | Permalink
The Mac OS X Universal Logo Program allows licensed developers to use the Universal logo on promotional material, product packaging and their Web site to alert customers that the software has been updated accordingly.

NewsFire 1.3
Posted 1/19/2006 at 7:37 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
NewsFire 1.3 is now a Universal Binary and includes a new streamlined aesthetic, improved performance, new atom/rss parser, site icon download and display, redesigned feed addition/discovery interface, new search feed addition interface, support for atom enclosures, author tag support, email item command, 'open all unread items in web browser' command, show next new item button and an improved menu layout.

Pashua 0.9.3
Posted 1/19/2006 at 7:06 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Pashua 0.9.3 lets you create GUI elements such as text input fields (single-line and multi-line), checkboxes, radiobuttons, combo boxes, popup menus, open panels or buttons that can be used with Perl, PHP, Tcl, Python, Ruby, Rexx and shell scripts as well as AppleScript.

Xfolders 1.0
Posted 1/19/2006 at 7:04 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Xfolders 1.0 lets you compare two folders to each other and is now available as a Universal Binary.

Apple Reports Highest Revenue and Earnings
Posted 1/18/2006 at 15:10 PST in News by Greg Nye | Permalink
Apple announced Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2006 first quarter ended December 31, 2005, reporting the highest revenue and earnings in the Company’s history. Apple posted revenue of $5.75 billion and a net quarterly profit of $565 million, or $.65 per diluted share, in this 14-week quarter. These results compare to revenue of $3.49 billion and a net profit of $295 million, or $.35 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 27.2 percent, down from 28.5 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 40 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

VirusBarrier X4 10.4.3
Posted 1/18/2006 at 13:27 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
VirusBarrier X4 10.4.3 is available for download and includes support for Intel Processors.

Undercover 1.0
Posted 1/18/2006 at 13:22 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Undercover 1.0 is anti-theft software that will reveal the internet location of your Mac and transmit screenshots which will enable you to closely monitor your stolen Mac. If recovery of the stolen Mac fails for any reason, Undercover will simulate a hardware failure, gradually making the Mac's screen unusable. This erratic behaviour will be accompanied by a Mac OS X system message stating that a hardware failure has been detected.

ScriptPak for QuickBooks 2006
Posted 1/18/2006 at 10:17 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
ScriptPak for QuickBooks 2006 installs over 250 commands into iListen that allows the user to do virtually anything by voice in QuickBooks 2006 that they would normally do using keyboard shortcuts or menus.

DivX 6 for Mac for Intel
Posted 1/18/2006 at 8:27 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
DivX 6 for Mac for Intel is the fully featured DivX 6 for Mac with a few tweaks for release on DivX Labs:

1. The software will function for only a certain amount of time.
2. The software runs ONLY on Intel based computers.
3. There is no trial/registration/purchase mumbo-jumbo to deal with.


Sandvox 1.0b12
Posted 1/18/2006 at 8:25 PST in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
Sandvox 1.0b12 makes website creation elegant, intuitive and fun. It's the Macintosh way - the way it should be: drag and drop content, watch your site take shape as you create it, and publish.

MarsEdit 1.1
Posted 1/18/2006 at 8:24 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
MarsEdit 1.1 has been updated with the following changes:

- Transparency for text editing windows. Screenshot.
- Titles for Blogger weblogs.
- Text formatting filter popup menu in the preview window. Screenshot.
- Choose edit-with external editor.
- HTTP authentication username and password settings. (As distinct from API username and password.)
- Technorati tags.
- Date editing.
- Enclosures support—for systems that support it, you can attach an enclosure (including a podcast) to a post.
- Specify number of posts to download (it can now be greater than 30).
- New keyboard shortcuts—see the new Post menu.
- Universal binary—runs on PowerPC and Intel Macs.
- Bug fixes (including a commonly-reported whitespace-stripping bug).


Yank 1.0
Posted 1/18/2006 at 8:22 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Yank 1.0 is an all-purpose uninstaller for Mac OS X that can uninstall almost any software and all its support files, no matter how it was installed.

A Better Finder Rename 7.1
Posted 1/18/2006 at 7:52 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
A Better Finder Rename 7.1 adds the ability to remove files from the preview window and further refines the preview feature. It is also the first Universal binary release of the product, meaning that it will run at native speeds on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macintoshes.

Menuet 1.0
Posted 1/18/2006 at 7:46 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Menuet 1.0 is a totally skinnable iTunes controller that adds support for iTunes users to control the app in a variety of ways, including hot keys, click controls, a menu featuring full browse and smart browse options, and the skinnable remote.

Alarm Clock Pro 7.5.4
Posted 1/18/2006 at 7:33 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Alarm Clock Pro 7.5.4 is the ability to e-mail yourself attachments or entire folders at chosen intervals, full keyboard access compatibility and sending modem commands.

Password Retriever 5.1.1
Posted 1/18/2006 at 7:32 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Password Retriever 5.1.1 extremely enhanced printing options with styling, contextual menu support, Reset Fields option in the Service window and more.

Ars Technica Review of the Apple 17
Posted 1/17/2006 at 8:30 PST in Reviews by Greg Nye | Permalink
Ars Technica has a technical review of the new Apple 17" iMac Core Duo.

MailSteward 4.0
Posted 1/17/2006 at 8:22 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
MailSteward 4.0 allows you to archive and search through large amounts of email and works with Mac OS X Mail, Entourage and Eudora or any application that can export to the MBOX format.

Zend Studio 5.1
Posted 1/17/2006 at 8:20 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Zend Studio 5.1 includes support for PHP 5.1 and is the only Integrated Development Environment (IDE) designed for professional developers that encompasses all the development components necessary for the full PHP application lifecycle including a comprehensive set of editing, debugging, analysis, optimization, database tools and testing Zend Studio 5 speeds development cycles and simplifies complex projects.

Notae 1.0
Posted 1/17/2006 at 8:19 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Notae 1.0 allows you to Import, Edit, Classify, Search and Export notes and supports importing data from text files, RTF, RTFD, Word, WordML, HTML, and Safari WebArchives.

Martian SlingShot 1.0.1
Posted 1/17/2006 at 8:17 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Martian SlingShot 1.0.1 lets you Publish your folders from one Mac, and then use SlingShot on your other Mac to Subscribe to them. Tell SlingShot how often to check for updates, and you're all set... SlingShot will silently work in the background keeping all your bits in line.

Nanosaur 2
Posted 1/16/2006 at 15:38 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Nanosaur 2 is now a Universal Binary application that will run natively on both PowerPC and Intel based Mac's. The 2.0 update will update all previous versions of the game, however, version 2.0 requires Mac OS 10.4 or later.

TrimTheFat
Posted 1/16/2006 at 14:03 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
TrimTheFat is a simple utility to strip foreign architecture support out of universal binaries.

Business Card Composer 3.2
Posted 1/16/2006 at 8:38 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Business Card Composer 3.2 supports double-sided cards, adds 32 smart shapes and object group selection and is a Universal Binary so it will run natively on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macintoshes.

Firefox for Intel Macs
Posted 1/16/2006 at 7:45 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Firefox for Intel Macs is being targeting in late March with the Firefox 1.5.0.2 update.

Path Finder 4.0
Posted 1/16/2006 at 7:42 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Path Finder 4.0 is an innovative file browser and manager with powerful tools to make you more productive on Mac OS X. The latest version includes nearly 100 improvements, new features and other goodies.

Portable Firefox OS X
Posted 1/16/2006 at 7:40 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Portable Firefox OS X is packaged so you can carry around with you on any portable device, USB thumb drive, iPod, portable hard drive, memory card, other portable device (also on your internal hard disk) as long as it has 31 MB of free space and use on any Mac OS X computer, taking your bookmarks, extensions, history, cookies, and saved passwords with you.

Calendar X 10.2.6
Posted 1/16/2006 at 7:38 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Calendar X 10.2.6 is a multi functional calendar for Mac OS X. It computes astronomical events (moon phases, blue moons, solstice, equinox, moon rise and set, sun rise & set) and displays the information according to the selected calendar system. It is now available as a Universal Binary.

Daydreamer 2.0.1
Posted 1/16/2006 at 7:25 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Daydreamer 2.0.1 can display the many webcam pictures to which URLs point and update them as often as you like or can make time lapse movies of the URL picture, adding a new frame to a movie each time the picture is refreshed.

PictoGrab 1.0
Posted 1/16/2006 at 7:20 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
PictoGrab 1.0 allows people to quickly and easily download pictures from any website to any folder. Minimum and Maximum file size and search depth can also be set.

Maccentric.com Update
Posted 1/15/2006 at 12:45 PST in Site by Greg Nye | Permalink
Maccentric.com has undergone a major update which includes the layout, blog engine, link mall, search and more. Most significantly, the blog engine now supports RSS 2.0 and numerous other features that will be expanded over the coming months.

MYOB FirstEdge 2
Posted 1/14/2006 at 8:37 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
MYOB FirstEdge 2 adds the ability to process credit cards directly from the invoice and payment windows, new Cash and Accrual-based reports, a revamped report engine, and an Audit Trail tracking system for assured accuracy.

Newton Book Reader
Posted 1/13/2006 at 8:32 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Newton Book Reader is a Firefox extension that allows you to view Newton books from within Firefox.

Essentials for Mac OS X ScriptPak
Posted 1/13/2006 at 8:14 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Essentials for Mac OS X ScriptPak has over 750 commands that give users complete control over 13 applications that are included with Mac OS X 10.4 including: Address Book, Calculator, DVD Player, Font Book, Grab, iCal, iChat, Image Capture, Keychain Access, Preview, QuickTime Player, Sherlock and Stickies.

LaunchBar 4.1 beta 3
Posted 1/12/2006 at 10:23 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
LaunchBar 4.1 Beta 3 now up to twice as fast, provides a whole bunch of new options for opening items, supports color labels, vastly improves iTunes support, improves Address Book support, features new "Search in Spotlight" and "Look Up in Dictionary" functionality as well as lots of other new features and improvements including availability now as a Universal Binary.

Cocktail 3.7
Posted 1/12/2006 at 9:23 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Cocktail 3.7 contains updated Automator actions and addresses compatibility issues with Mac OS X 10.4.4 and Intel Macs. It is distributed as a Universal Binary.

Windows Media Components for QuickTime
Posted 1/12/2006 at 9:07 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Windows Media Components for QuickTime, by Flip4Mac, will allow you to play Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) directly in QuickTime Player and view Windows Media content on the Internet using a Web browser. It should be noted that there have been reports of conflicts between QuickTime 7.0.4 and Flip4Mac.

Fire 1.5.5
Posted 1/12/2006 at 8:25 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Fire 1.5.5 includes is the addition of a Universal binary which supports the new Intel based Macintosh computers and also fixes a few critical bugs in AIM, MSN, and TextToSpeech.

mail.it 3
Posted 1/11/2006 at 13:54 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
mail.it 3 is a maintenance update for the next generation email plug-in for FileMaker 7 and 8.

iSeek 1.1.0
Posted 1/11/2006 at 12:47 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
iSeek 1.1.0 features the following changes/enhancements:

- iSeek now comes with a companion MacOS X "Tiger" Widget for
quick Dashboard searching

- Revamped the Search Sites pref pane

- Added "Widget-only" mode to General pref pane

- Other minor bug fixes and enhancements


WireTap Pro 1.1.4
Posted 1/11/2006 at 11:22 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
WireTap Pro 1.1.4 features the following changes/enhancements:

- Recordings no longer fall back on the default input device
if the selected device is unavailable. An error message is reported.

- Saving to iTunes now correctly saves recordings to the
library when Copy on Add option isn't selected in iTunes under all
circumstances.

- The system's temporary directory is now used for scratch
space if the user chosen scratch location is deleted.

- Fixes a crash that occur under rare circumstances on some
machines if a device is immediately unplugged after dismissing the
preferences dialog.

- WireTap Pro no longer changes the sample rate of input
devices prior to recording. The user must do this in Audio MID
Setup. A Configure... button was added to bring this app up.

- Addresses a problem that caused certain USB devices
(spefically those that show up as USB Audio Codec) to not work
correctly with WireTap Pro after updating to OS X 10.4.3.

- WireTap Pro now correctly handles sample rate changes of
input devices during record.


Formation 2.0
Posted 1/11/2006 at 9:33 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
Formation 2.0 now includes advanced searching, multiple importing and exporting options (including XML and RSS), enhanced calendaring functionality and more.

Slingbox for Mac
Posted 1/11/2006 at 8:57 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
Slingbox announced that they're working on a Mac version of SlingPlayer as well.

imeem 1.0 beta
Posted 1/11/2006 at 8:52 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
imeem 1.0 beta is a instant messaging service that lets you share personal media & stay connected with friends and now has a Mac version available.

Fetch 5.1b
Posted 1/11/2006 at 8:51 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
Fetch 5.1b is a Universal Binary, and features support for the Dashboard and Automator features of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.

Timbuktu Pro 8.6
Posted 1/11/2006 at 8:50 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
Timbuktu Pro 8.6 is a Universal Binary version of Timbuktu Pro will run natively on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macintoshes, and will deliver optimal performance for both architectures in a single package.

Google Earth for Mac
Posted 1/11/2006 at 8:35 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
Google Earth is now available for Mac OS X.

TimeSlice 3
Posted 1/11/2006 at 8:24 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
TimeSlice 3 makes full use of Mac OS X 10.4 including Spotlight searchable files and .Mac web-based backup. TimeSlice 3 is a complete rewrite using Apple's Cocoa application environment and Core Data.

REALbasic 2006 Release 1
Posted 1/11/2006 at 8:22 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
REALbasic 2006 Release 1 includes localization, IDE scripting, drag events, additional datatypes, enumeration, enumerations, structures, better Novell Linux Desktop support and numerous stability and reliability improvements.

A Better Finder Rename 7.1
Posted 1/11/2006 at 8:09 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
A Better Finder Rename 7.1 will be available as a Universal Binary offering compatibility with PowerPC and Intel-based Macs on 1/18/2006.

A Better Finder Launcher 1.9.6
Posted 1/11/2006 at 8:07 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
A Better Finder Launcher 1.9.6 is now available as a Universal Binary so it can run native on both PowerPC and Intel Macs.

A Better Finder Select 3.6
Posted 1/11/2006 at 8:07 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
A Better Finder Select 3.6 is now available as a Universal Binary so it can run native on both PowerPC and Intel Macs.

A Better Finder Attributes 3.9.5
Posted 1/11/2006 at 8:06 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
A Better Finder Attributes 3.9.5 is now available as a Universal Binary so it can run native on both PowerPC and Intel Macs.

DEVONagent 2.0
Posted 1/11/2006 at 8:05 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
DEVONagent 2.0 makes searching the Internet easier than ever with a completely overhauled user interface, an innovative topics visualizer and hundreds of new features and detail enhancements.

Server Admin Tools 10.4.4
Posted 1/10/2006 at 17:41 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
This update provides compatibility for administering Mac OS X Server from Mac OS X computers, and is recommended for all systems.

It includes updates to:

- Server Admin and Workgroup Manager
- QuickTime Broadcaster and QTSS Publisher
- Server Assistant, Server Monitor and Xgrid Admin
- System Image Utility and Gateway Setup Assistant

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n302923.


Mac OS X 10.4.4 Update
Posted 1/10/2006 at 16:16 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
The 10.4.4 Update delivers overall improved reliability and compatibility for Mac OS X v10.4 and is recommended for all users.

It includes fixes for:

- SMB/CIFS and NFS network file services
- Bluetooth wireless access
- Core Graphics, Core Audio, Core Image, RAW camera support, including updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers
- Spotlight indexing and searching
- AppleScript, iChat, DVD Player, and Safari applications
- Dashboard widgets: Calendar and Stocks
- Software Update and Sync Services
- compatibility with USB and FireWire devices and third party applications
- previous standalone security updates

For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n302810. For detailed information on Security Updates, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n61798.


Microsoft and Apple Sign New Technology Agreement
Posted 1/10/2006 at 14:18 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
Microsoft and Apple announced at Macworld Expo that the companies have signed a new technology agreement that will last for at least another five years. The agreement means that Microsoft will continue to make Office and Apple will share any new technologies to help with the development.

iTunes 6.0.2
Posted 1/10/2006 at 14:12 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
iTunes 6.0.2 includes stability and performance improvements over iTunes 6.0.1.

MacWorld San Francisco 2006 Keynote
Posted 1/10/2006 at 14:10 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
The MacWorld San Francisco 2006 Keynote is available online as a QuickTime stream.

iWork '06
Posted 1/10/2006 at 14:01 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
iWork '06 is highlighted by a set of new features within Pages 2 and Keynote 3 that give users the ability to create more sophisticated documents and presentations. Tables with spreadsheet-like calculations can be inserted within any document or presentation giving users the ability to add, multiply or average numbers in rows or columns. Users can also create stunning three - dimensional charts featuring realistic wood grain, metal and marble textures and fully control the viewing angle. iPhoto-like advanced image editing tools help to perfect photos directly within documents and presentations. Freeform shapes and curves, including Bezier curves and shapes with perfectly smooth edges are easy to create and use to mask images. iWork '06 also adds the ability to include reviewer's comments to slides and documents without affecting the layout.

Mac OS X 10.4.4
Posted 1/10/2006 at 12:34 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
Apple announced that the new machines would run Mac OS X 10.4.4 which runs on both Intel and PowerPC processors and would include new widgets among other fixes.

QuickTime 7.0.4
Posted 1/10/2006 at 12:28 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
QuickTime 7.0.4 is an important release that delivers numerous bug fixes, support for iLife '06, and H.264 performance improvements. This update is highly recommended for all QuickTime 7 users. It is available via Software Update.

MacBook Pro
Posted 1/10/2006 at 12:27 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
Apple announced the MacBook Pro which has a 1.67 or 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo processor, built-in iSight, new MagSafe connector and ATI Mobility Radeon X1600.

Intel iMac
Posted 1/10/2006 at 12:25 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
Apple announced an Intel-based iMac that has an Intel Core Duo processor that is twice as fast as the previous iMac.

iLife '06
Posted 1/10/2006 at 12:21 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
iLife '06 features iPhoto 6 with blazing performance, new printed books, calendars and cards, and Apple's innovative new Photocasting for sharing photos over the Internet; iMovie HD 6 with new motion themes for adding spectacular production value to your movies; iDVD 6 for authoring custom DVDs for today's widescreen TVs; and GarageBand 3, now the complete solution for creating professional-quality Podcasts. iLife '06 also introduces iWeb, a new iLife application that makes it super-easy to create amazing websites with photos, blogs and Podcasts and publish them on .Mac for viewing by anyone on the Internet with just a single click.

iPod Radio Remote
Posted 1/10/2006 at 12:19 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
iPod Radio Remote lets you listen to FM radio on your iPod and control everything with a convenient wired remote. You also get a set of earphones with a shorter cable that's a perfect fit for the remote.

Montage 1.0
Posted 1/10/2006 at 10:41 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
Montage 1.0 provides screenwriters with a live script outline, a view of characters, locations, tasks, research and more.

MarsEdit 1.0
Posted 1/10/2006 at 8:20 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
MarsEdit 1.0 is a weblog editor for Mac OS X that makes weblog writing like writing email - with spell-checking, drafts, multiple windows and even AppleScript support.

iClip 4
Posted 1/09/2006 at 15:37 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
iClip 4 will be released soon and features an all-new user interface.

MacGrab Winners every 5 Minutes at Macworld Expo
Posted 1/09/2006 at 10:25 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
MacGrab will award software licenses for either AppZapper or Menuet to two participants every 5 minutes at MacWorld.

SOHO Signs
Posted 1/09/2006 at 10:21 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
SOHO Signs is software from Chronos that which works with Avery sign kits for banners, posters, display boards, and ground stakes for both indoor and outdoor use.

ProfCast
Posted 1/09/2006 at 9:11 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
ProfCast allows you to record your presentation as you give it then publish your recorded presentation as a podcast including slides, audio and valid RSS.

OSXvnc 1.7
Posted 1/09/2006 at 9:10 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
OSXvnc 1.7 is now a full Universal Binary for improved Intel performance and adds a backward compatibility mode for older protocol versions, a flag to disable the screen saver while clients are connected, the ability to add as many listening hosts as you want directly from the GUI, and a number of bug fixes.

iSquint 1.0
Posted 1/09/2006 at 9:09 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
iSquint 1.0 is an iPod video conversion app for Mac OS X that is many times faster than QuickTime Pro, works with almost all popular video formats and is free.

REALbasic will support Cocoa
Posted 1/09/2006 at 9:03 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
REAL Software announced that REALbasic will support Cocoa, Apple Computer's framework for Mac OS X software development which will enable them to incorporate great new technologies from Apple more quickly and more easily than ever before, and will result in better, more feature-rich software for Mac OS X.

DiscBlaze 6.1
Posted 1/09/2006 at 8:51 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
DiscBlaze 6.1 is a free upgrade to the CD/DVD burning software for MacOS X and is now a Universal Binary, which means that it will run natively on Intel and PowerPC based Macs.

iRemember 1.5
Posted 1/09/2006 at 8:23 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
iRemember 1.5 delivers new scrapbook editing features and makes it even easier to share scrapbooks with friends and family.

Spanish LanguagePak
Posted 1/09/2006 at 8:17 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
Spanish LanguagePak allows Mac users to dictate and issue commands in Spanish and includes translations for all the commands available in the basic English version of iListen.

Hot Plan 1.0
Posted 1/06/2006 at 9:35 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
Hot Plan 1.0 is a multi-purpose personal planning tool designed to help users collect and manage their thoughts, ideas, projects, but also bookmarks, links and text clips.

Bloglight 1.0
Posted 1/06/2006 at 9:34 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
Bloglight 1.0 will run on multiple blog search engines. The results from each engine are then combined together in an easy to read format.

ScriptPak for Quicken 2006
Posted 1/06/2006 at 9:03 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
ScriptPak for Quicken 2006 installs over 200 commands into iListen that allows the user to do virtually anything by voice in Quicken 2006 that they would normally do using keyboard shortcuts or menus.

MOStones
Posted 1/05/2006 at 8:40 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
MOStones includes over 100 original Mac OS sounds and lovingly turned them into MP3 files for your mobile phone including OS X, System 7, eWorld, Newton and more.

Daylite 3.0
Posted 1/05/2006 at 8:38 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
Daylite 3.0 will see a major upgrade next week including Shared Calendars and Meetings, Delegation Capabilities, Multiple Pipelining for Projects and Opportunities, Mini Heads-Up Display (HUD), Revised User Interface and Built-in Report Writer.

BlazeFS
Posted 1/04/2006 at 10:12 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
BlazeFS is a new high-performance file system designed to work with Macs equipped with 10Gb Ethernet and InfiniBand networking interface, such as those Small Tree sells for the Mac.

FileMaker Server 8 Advanced
Posted 1/04/2006 at 9:26 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
FileMaker Server 8 Advanced extends the networking and security features of FileMaker Server 8, Server Advanced enables rapid deployment of web solutions, custom integration with internal and external web sites, and links with external corporate data sources through ODBC, JDBC, and XML.

AppZapper 1.0
Posted 1/04/2006 at 9:14 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
AppZapper 1.0 allows you to confidently uninstall virtually any application as easily as it was installed - just drag and drop. AppZapper intelligently finds leftover support files and allows users to put them in the trash with a single click.

Awaken 2.3
Posted 1/04/2006 at 9:13 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
Awaken 2.3 includes the following updates: full screen alarm preference added, full screen sleep timer preference added, 24-hour clock preference added, specific date calendar supports multiple years, sleep timer bug fix, preferences window bug fix and song information bug fix.

Bluetooth Firmware Update 1.2
Posted 1/03/2006 at 9:18 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
The Bluetooth Firmware Update 1.2 fixes Bluetooth performance and reliability for OS X 10.4.3 and later. It is available through Software Update.

QuickUML 2.0
Posted 1/02/2006 at 8:28 PST by Greg Nye | Permalink
QuickUML 2.0 is an intuitive UML tool, well suited to agile development methods or extreme programming.

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