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February 2006 Archived News

iPod Hi-Fi
Posted 2/28/2006 at 10:35 PST in Hardware by Greg Nye | Permalink
iPod Hi-Fi has some of the attributes of iPod products today, but with home stereo quality. Includes inserts for every iPod and looks like a center channel speaker. The tagline is "Home stereo. Reinvented."

Leather iPod Cases
Posted 2/28/2006 at 10:30 PST in Hardware by Greg Nye | Permalink
Apple has introduced leather iPod cases that will be available for $99 in mid-March for the for the fifth-generation iPods and iPod nano.

Mac mini Goes Intel
Posted 2/28/2006 at 10:19 PST in Hardware by Greg Nye | Permalink
Apple has updated the Mac mini it include a base version with an Intel Core Solo processor for $499 and a faster version with an Intel Core Duo processor. It also includes a remote and Front Row software as well as the same form factor as prior versions. Front Row now has a new feature - the ability to support shared music libraries accessible through iTunes. So using Front Row, you can listen to the contents of other machines running iTunes on the same subnetwork. It works similarly with shared albums using iPhoto, and shared videos.

OnSync 1.13
Posted 2/28/2006 at 8:17 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
OnSync 1.13 helps you to sync mobile phone's contacts with Mac OS X and is compatible with Samsung, Motorola, LG and Nokia and available as a Universal Binary.

Ruby on Rails Tutorial
Posted 2/28/2006 at 7:11 PST in Article by Greg Nye | Permalink
Apple has posted a tutorial on Ruby on Rails.

Sparkle 0.1.1 Beta
Posted 2/28/2006 at 7:00 PST in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
Sparkle 0.1.1 is a module that developers can stick in their Cocoa applications to get instant self-update functionality.

Pukka 0.5
Posted 2/28/2006 at 6:58 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Pukka 0.5 is a minimalist posting client for del.icio.us. Drag a URL from any browser, open a URL shortcut file on the desktop, or drag a URL right onto the dock icon.

Simply Elegant Sales 1.2
Posted 2/28/2006 at 6:57 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Simply Elegant Sales 1.2 includes iPhoto integration, Custom Values, Input Values and Universal Application.

Aperture 1.1
Posted 2/27/2006 at 7:43 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Aperture 1.1 has been shown by Apple at the Photography Marketing Association (PMA) show in Orlando, Florida as a Universal Binary.

Firefox and Thunderbird as Universal Binaries
Posted 2/27/2006 at 7:42 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Firefox and Thunderbird are now available as Universal Binaries.

iStabilize 2.2
Posted 2/27/2006 at 7:41 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
iStabilize 2.2 is a stand-alone software video stabilizer for MacOS. It stabilizes movies by removing unwanted shaky motion and smoothing the image path.

Piano Tuner 1.4
Posted 2/27/2006 at 7:40 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Piano Tuner 1.4 is a 12-note chromatic scale strobe tuner application that utilizes audio input devices such as built-in microphone, line-in and iSight.

iSale 3.0.4
Posted 2/24/2006 at 15:54 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
iSale 3.0.4 is now available as a Universal Binary.

Google Dashboard Widgets for Mac
Posted 2/24/2006 at 8:17 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Google Dashboard Widgets for Mac includes three dashboard widgets for the Mac: Blogger, Gmail and Search History.

pgEdit 1.2b1
Posted 2/24/2006 at 8:16 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
pgEdit 1.2b1 includes a new query browsing tool, definition parsing and search features, and support for PostgreSQL 8.1 and PHP 5.1.

Podcaster 1.1.3
Posted 2/24/2006 at 8:15 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Podcaster 1.1.3 publishes podcasts and enhanced podcasts quickly and easily and is a Universal Binary.

SyncupX 1.5.3
Posted 2/24/2006 at 8:15 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
SyncupX 1.5.3 is a backup application to sync your files to external harddrives, network sharepoints, usb sticks etc. It is very easy to set up and supports backing up saved searches, archiving of deleted items, file exclusion, handling of multiple backup sets, one-click restore and automation using iCal, Automator or shellscripts. It is available as a Universal Binary.

FileStorm 1.9
Posted 2/24/2006 at 8:14 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
FileStorm 1.9 is designed to quickly package and deliver OS X software products and is now a Universal Binary.

MyProject 1.0
Posted 2/24/2006 at 8:13 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
MyProject 1.0 is a project/task manager to track your projects, tasks or a simple to do list. It has customizable labels to easily change your project status. With MyProject you will be able to send mailing lists and import e-mails from Mac OS X Address Book.

Macintouch Special Report
Posted 2/24/2006 at 8:12 PST in Article by Greg Nye | Permalink
This Macintouch Special Report lists Universal Binaries and Intel-Native Mac applications.

Atomic Mac 6.4.0
Posted 2/24/2006 at 6:42 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Atomic Mac 6.4.0 contains a wealth of nuclear information on each isotope, including half life, decay mode, and daughter products in addition to the usual information.

SpamSieve 2.4.2
Posted 2/23/2006 at 12:07 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
SpamSieve 2.4.2 is now much better at catching a new type of spam message that previous versions had been inconsistent at catching, worked around some more spammer tricks to improve accuracy, improved the way message attachments are analyzed, fixed bug that could cause improper analysis of messages from Apple Mail or Eudora, leading to reduced accuracy, improved phish detection, improved the performance of the Apple Mail training commands on Tiger and Jaguar, made some changes to the way spam messages are colored in Apple Mail. Now, the most spammy color (blue) is reserved for messages with scores 99 or higher, i.e. messages that matched a blocklist rule, had encoded HTML parts, or were known to definitely be spam, the Show Window command in Apple Mail can now open the SpamSieve help, under certain circumstances, SpamSieve can now detect at launch whether the application package is damaged, rather than too-quietly reporting errors in the log during message processing, improved the troubleshooting documentation and updated the Japanese localization.

Xfolders 1.1
Posted 2/23/2006 at 8:29 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Xfolders 1.1 many new features, for example integrated, detailed Spotlight search, versatile search and compare possibilities and zip archive support.

Spamphibian 1.1
Posted 2/23/2006 at 8:28 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Spamphibian 1.1 turns any Macintosh OS X computer into a reliable and efficient SMTP proxy that protects your company or organization from unwanted spam, viruses, phishing scams, and more. The OS X native Spamphibian Admin application allows you to remotely administer and maintain Spamphibian Gateway, as well as manage the messages that have been quarantined.

iWork '06 ScriptPak
Posted 2/23/2006 at 7:34 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
iWork '06 ScriptPak combines the Pages 2.0 ScriptPak with the recently released Keynote 3.0 ScriptPak and includes almost 300 commands.

ScriptPaks for Pages 2.0
Posted 2/23/2006 at 7:34 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
ScriptPaks for Pages 2.0 adds almost 150 commands to iListen that allows the user to do virtually anything in Pages they would normally do using keyboard shortcuts or menus.

iDental 1.6
Posted 2/22/2006 at 15:53 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
iDental 1.6 tracks patient records and histories, transactions and payments, generates reports, manages scheduling and handles charts and clinical notes. It was developed by the maker of DentalMac and also features DentalMac data import capabilities.

Q Update 2
Posted 2/22/2006 at 10:21 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Q Update 2 is a port of QEMU and lets you run Windows, Linux and a lot more Systems on your Mac.

MacJournal 3.3
Posted 2/22/2006 at 9:32 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
MacJournal 3.3 is now a Universal Binary, introducing support for the new Intel-based Macs.

HistoryHound 1.9.2
Posted 2/22/2006 at 9:12 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
HistoryHound 1.9.2 is a Universal Application, taking full advantage of the speed and power of Apple's new Intel-based iMac and MacBook
Pro, including using both processors while downloading and indexing pages.


iCompositions Guitar Lessons
Posted 2/22/2006 at 8:37 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
iCompositions now has four free guitar lessons available in QuickTime format.

Synchronize Pro X 5.0
Posted 2/22/2006 at 8:36 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Synchronize Pro X 5.0 now runs natively on Intel Macs. Bootable backups can be made to both FireWire and USB 2.0 external hard drives. Intel Macs will boot from backups on either type of drive, while PPC Macs will not boot from USB drives.

TorrentStation 1.1
Posted 2/22/2006 at 8:35 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
TorrentStation 1.1 is now a Universal binary, includes overall stability and performance improvements, improved interface (ex. customizable columns) and fixed a lot of small bugs.

SpamSweep 1.2
Posted 2/22/2006 at 8:34 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
SpamSweep 1.2 is an advanced bayesian spam filter with a simple, easy to understand interface. SpamSweep seamlessly combines 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. The new version improves filtering speed and accuracy.

Valentina 2.2
Posted 2/22/2006 at 8:32 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Valentina 2.2, the SQL database, is now available as a Universal Binary.

Deep Freeze Mac 2.0.3
Posted 2/22/2006 at 8:31 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Deep Freeze Mac 2.0.3 is an administrator tool that, with a simple restart, eradicates all changes and ensures that the standard system configuration is available at all times.

iDive 1.6
Posted 2/22/2006 at 8:27 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
iDive 1.6 is the ideal cataloging solution for all your video files. It can catalog any video file that Quicktime can open and allows you also to keep track of your videos on CDs or DVDs. This release is a Universal Binary.

SpongePACS 1.0
Posted 2/21/2006 at 12:50 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
SpongePACS 1.0 was designed to handle the diagnostic image CDs, otherwise known as DICOM CDs, that medical offices receive from outside facilities. It is password protected with a user database that has an audit trail to provide HIPAA compatibility and security.

Disc Cover
Posted 2/21/2006 at 10:04 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Disc Cover is software for designing CD/DVD labels, inserts, jewel case covers, mini-CD's on a Mac.

Digging Deeper Into the Leap-A Malware
Posted 2/20/2006 at 14:15 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
A Macworld arcticle that goes into more detail on the specifics of the Leap-A Malware that came out last week, such as how it does and does not spread, what it does and how to get rid of it.

FeedTree 0.7.0
Posted 2/20/2006 at 12:56 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
FeedTree 0.7.0 brings news feed updates to users, instead of the other way around using peer-to-peer multicast. News arrives immediately, instead of on a polling schedule, making RSS as instantaneous as e-mail.

PhoneValet Message Center 3.1.1
Posted 2/20/2006 at 9:59 PST in Reviews by Greg Nye | Permalink
We have been testing Parliant's PhoneValet Message Center 3.1.1 for the past couple weeks and so far have been very impressed. Installation was very easy and the software was up and running very quickly. A few of the features added in version 3.1.1 of the software include:

* 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.

We were led to the software by the need for more flexible voicemail. At the top of our list was the ability to have voicemails sent to users through email, notifications sent to cell phones and the ability to access details through a web browser.

One of the biggest challenges is staying in touch while on the road. Calling in to an answering machine or voicemail to check messages was not really an option as we want to know as soon as a call comes in. With PhoneValet, we have the option of being notified whenever a call comes in and from who it came. Listening to the message is as easy as checking email or logging into the web site using the optional PhoneValet Anywhere.

PhoneValet Anywhere allows you to log into the web site (which is powered by the built in Apache web server), view call logs, listen to messages and more. In fact, we have found that we never even need to go to the machine the software is running on. It also enables you to setup notifications that display on network machines as calls come in. No need to look at the phone to see the Caller ID, it will display right on your computer screen. This is accomplished by a client application that runs on both Mac and Windows. In our case, we chose to integrate PhoneValet with Growl to perform the same function. This integration was as easy as writing a couple of AppleScripts and has worked flawlessely.

As we researched solutions for a Mac OS X-based voicemail system, there were really only two contenders. Ovolab Phlink and Parliant's PhoneValet. Both packages had very impressive and similar lines of features. However, the one that made a difference to us was PhoneValet's ability to run even when the machine is not logged in. We run PhoneValet on a server which is usually logged out and for security reasons we do not allow this machine to log in automatically. This means that if the power goes out while we are out of town, the machine restarts on its own when power comes back on and voicemail comes back up without human interaction. With Ovolab Phlink, it would have required someone to log the machine in so the software could start.

Overall, we continue to be impressed with PhoneValet. It has created a feeling of freedom from phone lines that we didn't used to have. While the software and the additional PhoneValet Anywhere is not inexpensive, it offers features not available in many of the standard voicemail solutions from the phone company and with just three users, the return on investment is roughly 12 months. For us, this is a small price to pay for the flexibility, reliability and freedom it has afforded us.


KidOffice 1.0 Preview 2.1
Posted 2/20/2006 at 8:27 PST in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
KidOffice 1.0 Preview 2.1 is an office suite designed for kids with word processing, slideshow and paint capabilities.

Home Weather Center 1.6
Posted 2/20/2006 at 8:25 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Home Weather Center 1.6 is a weather graphing, monitoring and analysis application for Mac OS X. HWC is designed as a virtual weather station using Internet based weather sources rather than the more traditional and costly hardware based sensors. This release is the first as a Universal Binary.

skEdit 3.6
Posted 2/20/2006 at 8:24 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
skEdit 3.6 includes many major new features, including tabbed windows and integrated FTP and WebDAV support to complement the SFTP support.

iTools 8.2
Posted 2/17/2006 at 7:23 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
iTools 8.2 is a web site management system for both small to medium-sized web hosting providers that own or rent dedicated servers, and for large service providers who may wish to bundle iTools into their offerings.

Leap-A Malware
Posted 2/17/2006 at 7:20 PST in News by Greg Nye | Permalink
MacWorld discusses the recent virus/trojan for Mac OS X that is known officially Leap-A or Oompa Loompa.

Mathematica 5.2
Posted 2/17/2006 at 7:16 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Mathematica 5.2 has been released as a Universal Binary so it will run native on Intel Macs.

Process 2.0 Beta 3
Posted 2/16/2006 at 13:10 PST in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
Process 2.0 Beta 3 lets you Brainstorm, Organize, Schedule, Plan, Coordinate and Collaborate. The Process window not only gives you full control over your projects, it efficiently links you to all the resources you need to complete them, including real-time connections with any networked colleagues.

KnowledgeMiner 5.1.5
Posted 2/16/2006 at 6:03 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
KnowledgeMiner 5.1.5 is a data mining tool that enables anyone to use its unique artificial intelligence to easily extract hidden knowledge from data.

Microspot Modeler 3.6
Posted 2/16/2006 at 6:02 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Microspot Modeler 3.6 is a professional interactive 3D modeling application that makes it simple to create and render your model and view the results as you are working.

Podcast Monkey 1.0 Beta
Posted 2/16/2006 at 6:01 PST in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
Podcast Monkey 1.0 Beta allows you to create and publish your podcasts with ease without having to touch XML.

ScriptPak for iWeb 1.0
Posted 2/15/2006 at 16:48 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
ScriptPak for iWeb 1.0 adds almost 150 commands to iListen that allows the user to do virtually anything in iWeb they would normally do using keyboard shortcuts or menus.

iWeb 1.0.1
Posted 2/15/2006 at 14:49 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
iWeb 1.0.1 update addresses issues related to publishing, blogs and other issues.

iDVD 6.0.1
Posted 2/15/2006 at 14:47 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
iDVD 6.0.1 resolves issues with integration with the other iLife applications, importing of legacy projects and some theme related issues.

iTunes 6.0.3
Posted 2/15/2006 at 14:46 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
iTunes 6.0.3 includes stability and performance improvements over iTunes 6.0.2. Note: After purchasing music from the iTunes Music Store with iTunes 6 or later, you will also need to upgrade your other computers that purchase music from the iTunes Music Store to the latest version of iTunes.

iMovie HD 6.0.1
Posted 2/15/2006 at 14:46 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
An update to iMovie HD 6 resolves issues with Ken Burns rendering performance, Scrubber Bar editing performance and theme image quality. It also addresses a number of other minor issues.

iPhoto 6.0.1
Posted 2/15/2006 at 14:45 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
An update to iPhoto resolves issues with photocasting, viewing thumbnails in large libraries, and ordering cards, calendars and books. It also addresses a number of other minor issues.

PhoneValet Message Center 3.1
Posted 2/15/2006 at 13:08 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
We have been testing Parliant's PhoneValet Message Center 3.1 for the past couple weeks and so far have been very impressed. Installation was very easy and the software was up and running very quickly. We will be posting a more in depth review soon.

Pronto Patent 1.1
Posted 2/15/2006 at 10:09 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Pronto Patent 1.1 downloads patent document page images from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) web site and automatically creates a single, multipage PDF of the each patent. Now Universal for both Intel and PowerPC-based Macs.

MacVCD X 4.5.3
Posted 2/15/2006 at 9:01 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
MacVCD X 4.5.3 will now support Intel-based Macs.

VPN Tracker Client
Posted 2/15/2006 at 8:59 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
VPN Tracker Client is now fully compatible with the brand new Intel Macs.

TiVo Desktop for Mac 1.9.2
Posted 2/15/2006 at 8:56 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
TiVo Desktop for Mac 1.9.2 is a compatibility release for Tiger users that also “enhances performance and stability.

SwitchRes X 3.7
Posted 2/15/2006 at 8:18 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
SwitchRes X 3.7 is a tool designed to manage resolutions of all your monitors and is now available as a Universal Binary.

iKey 2.2
Posted 2/15/2006 at 8:17 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
iKey 2.2 is now available as a Universal Binary.

YourBackup 1.0
Posted 2/15/2006 at 8:17 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
YourBackup 1.0 is a utility to backup, restore and transfert the Library folder's data (email, Address Book data, Favorites, etc...) between two computers.

A Better Finder Rename 7.1.5
Posted 2/15/2006 at 8:08 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
A Better Finder Rename 7.1.5 adds improved RAW photo file handling, support for Adobe's Digital Negative (DNG) format, experimental support for Canon's CR2 RAW format under Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, experimental support for Nikon's NEF RAW format under Tiger Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, adds more date formats and fixes a startup bug.

Mac OS X 10.4.5 Update
Posted 2/14/2006 at 14:24 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
The 10.4.5 Update is recommended for all users and includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes for the following applications and technologies:

- iChat video conferencing
- Safari rendering of web pages
- usability of Dashboard and widgets
- viewing of QuickTime streaming media behind a firewall
- printing to some Epson printer models
- iDisk and Portable Home Directory syncing
- time zone and daylight savings for 2006 and 2007
- VPN connections to Cisco servers when using NAT
- compatibility with third party applications and devices
- previous standalone security updates

For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n303179. For detailed information on Security Updates, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n61798.


Adobe Lightroom Public Beta 2.0
Posted 2/14/2006 at 14:01 PST in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
Adobe Lightroom is the first Adobe application to be released as a Universal Binary.

Faster than expected MacBook Pro
Posted 2/14/2006 at 8:22 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Apple is shipping faster than expected MacBook Pros with a 2.0GHz processor replacing the 1.83GHz and a 1.83GHz replacing the 1.67GHz.

iGlasses 1.3
Posted 2/14/2006 at 8:06 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
iGlasses 1.3 lets you adjust and manipulate your iSight video settings from within iChat AV and many other programs.

Camino 1.0
Posted 2/14/2006 at 8:05 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Camino 1.0 has now been officially released.

MacBook Pro vs. Dell Inspiron 9400
Posted 2/14/2006 at 7:47 PST in Reviews by Greg Nye | Permalink
A Macworld article that compares the pricing of a MacBook Pro versus a Dell Inspiron 9400 and determines they are very similar in price when comparing with equivalent features.

Transmit 3.5.1
Posted 2/14/2006 at 7:03 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Transmit 3.5.1 is now available for download with a number of bug fixes and it is a Universal Binary.

TaskTime 4.1.1
Posted 2/13/2006 at 21:34 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
TaskTime 4.1.1 is for tracking time on projects and is now available as a Universal Binary.

Footlights 2.0
Posted 2/13/2006 at 12:57 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Footlights 2.0 brings a new thumbnail movie view and realtime video playback effects (such as gamma, brightness and video rotation).

RapidWeaver 3.2
Posted 2/13/2006 at 10:33 PST in Reviews by Greg Nye | Permalink
RapidWeaver 3.2 is a basic Web site-creation tool that anyone can use—even people without Web-publishing experience or HTML knowledge. I used RapidWeaver to design and build a personal site complete with a Weblog, photos, and contact-information pages, as well as a four-page site designed for a home business.

SiteTagger 2.1
Posted 2/13/2006 at 6:25 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
SiteTagger 2.1 brings tag-based bookmark management to the desktop. Your bookmarks are fully searchable (by tag, title, content, and more), easily exported to a number of formats, and free from the constraints of web browsers.

Merlin 1.3.9
Posted 2/13/2006 at 6:23 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Merlin 1.3.9 a compact but powerful project management application that is now available as a Universal Binary.

Mac Pilot 2.0.3
Posted 2/13/2006 at 6:19 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Mac Pilot 2.0.3 adds a huge list of ports, error codes and mac key combinations, in addition to a viewable character map for each font as well as other features like hiding your desktop, enabling/disabling animations and menu items in the Finder, changing your dock effect & location, disabling Safari PDF support, changing Safari cache/expiry settings, mail logging options, detailed disk analysis and spin-down configuration, manual network optimizer (with a Broadband preset), over 30 Apple File Sharing options, completely customize the login window, view logs, perform over 25 file system commands, run cron, disable dashboard, enable expose blob, change your screenshot format, and on and on.

Run Classic apps on Intel Macs with SheepShaver
Posted 2/12/2006 at 9:35 PST in Article by Greg Nye | Permalink
Run Classic apps on Intel Macs with SheepShaver shows how to get the SheepSaver classic emulator running on an Intel Mac with the Core Duo processor.

Say What 1.1.8
Posted 2/11/2006 at 9:49 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Say What 1.1.8 now includes built in support for Growl allowing you to send notifications from anywhere in the world to clients with Growl installed. Say What will automatically register with Growl if it finds it upon launch. An sample AppleScript is included that allows you to send messages as well as another that will register on computers other than those running Say What in case the Growl forwarding option is being used.

Gmail for your Domain
Posted 2/11/2006 at 8:35 PST in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
Gmail for your Domain is a beta of a new Google service that will give you Gmail, with 2 gigabytes of storage and search tools and a Control Panel that will easily manage user accounts, aliases and mailing lists for your domain.

Font Pilot 2.1
Posted 2/10/2006 at 23:06 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Font Pilot 2.1 can now properly read and display information on ALL the fonts that your system can use and the font rendering engine has been vastly improved.

Xupport 3.1.9
Posted 2/10/2006 at 9:23 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Xupport 3.1.9 is a multipurpose system utility for Mac OS X. It provides many features to configure hidden Mac OS X and Unix options, to increase system security and performance, to maintain and backup Mac OS X, and to dig deeper into the world of Unix. It is available as a Universal Binary.

Kids GoGoGo 10.0
Posted 2/10/2006 at 7:07 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Kids GoGoGo 10.0 is the latest version of the web-filtering software for kids.

MacPractice Releases Universal Binaries
Posted 2/09/2006 at 17:35 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
MacPractice has released Universal Binary versions of their MacPractice MD for physicians; MacPractice DDS for dentists; and MacPractice DC for chiropractors software. They state the conversion to a Universal Binary for all three of the applications took 1 hour.

Knox 1.0.5
Posted 2/09/2006 at 15:41 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Knox 1.0.5 stores files in encrypted, secure vaults and is now available as a Universal Binary.

Delicious Library 1.6.1
Posted 2/09/2006 at 15:23 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Delicious Library 1.6.1 is now available as a Universal Binary.

Liquid Ledger
Posted 2/09/2006 at 7:52 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Liquid Ledger is a personal accounting solution that is now available as a Universal Binary.

Dobry Backuper 1.4
Posted 2/09/2006 at 7:48 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Dobry Backuper 1.4 is a backup solution for individuals, small home and corporate networks and will now run both on PowerPC Mac and on Intel Mac under Mac OS X.

ScriptPak for Keynote 3.0
Posted 2/09/2006 at 7:47 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
ScriptPak for Keynote 3.0 adds almost 300 commands to iListen that allows the user to do virtually anything in Keynote 3.0 that they would normally do using keyboard shortcuts or menus.

iReveal 1.0
Posted 2/08/2006 at 16:25 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
iReveal 1.0 is a cross-platform desktop file search tool that combines powerful under-the-hood search technology with great ease-of-use.

Backup 3.1
Posted 2/08/2006 at 14:42 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Backup 3.1 delivers added support for some backup destinations and addresses file restoration and other issues. Backup 3.1 is recommended for all users of Backup 3.0. Significant areas addressed are:

- Improved support for iDisk, local hard drives, and some network destinations (Mac OS X Tiger only)
- New iWeb QuickPick and updated iLife plan
- Addresses issues with restoring files

Requirements: Macintosh computer with a PowerPC G3, G4, G5 or Intel Core processor. Mac OS X v10.3.9 or Mac OS X v10.4.2 or later.


xTime Project 3.5
Posted 2/08/2006 at 9:18 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
xTime Project 3.5 is now available as a Universal Binary as well as other new features.

TerminalOne 1.0
Posted 2/08/2006 at 9:17 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
TerminalOne 1.0 is a VT102, VT220 and VT320 color terminal emulator Mac OS X that is available as a Universal Binary.

How I created my own .mac replacement
Posted 2/08/2006 at 9:09 PST in Article by Greg Nye | Permalink
How I created my own .mac replacement is an article describing how to setup your own .Mac server that will retain and/or enhance the useful features such as iDisk, iSync (between computers), iCal sharing and Backup.

iMac Core Duo Review
Posted 2/08/2006 at 9:02 PST in Reviews by Greg Nye | Permalink
Macintouch has an in depth review of the iMac Core Duo.

Mac-on-Mac
Posted 2/08/2006 at 8:57 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Mac-on-Mac is a port of the Mac on Linux project to Mac OS X.

SheepShaver 2.3
Posted 2/08/2006 at 8:54 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
SheepShaver is an Open Source PowerPC MacOS run-time environment that enables you to run PowerPC Classic MacOS software on your computer. There is an experimental port to MacOS X 10.4.4 for Intel now available.

AppZapper 1.1
Posted 2/08/2006 at 7:06 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
AppZapper 1.1 includes a new filtering menu makes it easy to remove batches of support files by file type and has been translated into other languages such as including Chinese, Italian, and Polish which are now included with 1.1. AppZapper is a universal binary, with full compatibility on both Power PC and Intel Macs.

Anthracite 1.4
Posted 2/07/2006 at 17:22 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Anthracite 1.4 is built for people who need to transform internet sources and/or large data sets into integrated information quickly and easily without scripting.

FontAgent Pro 3.1
Posted 2/07/2006 at 9:02 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
FontAgent Pro 3.1 features a new waterfall view that displays individual fonts in different sizes. A new preference lets you display or suppress font auto-activation notifications.

Camino 1.0rc1
Posted 2/07/2006 at 8:53 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Camino 1.0rc1 beta 2 brings a heavily updated version of the only native Mac OS X browser using Mozilla.org's Gecko HTML rendering engine. We have made great improvements in rendering accuracy and speed, bookmarks and history management, preferences, plugin support, and many other areas.

PowerMail 5.2.3
Posted 2/07/2006 at 8:52 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
PowerMail 5.2.3 includes 10.4.4 compatibility on Intel and PowerPC though not yet a Universal Binary, reliability enhancements for all users, a Universal Binary version of the PowerMail Spotlight plugin and FoxTrot Personal Search.

ADmitMac 3.1
Posted 2/07/2006 at 8:49 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
ADmitMac 3.1 allows Macintosh users running Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, or Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger (with the latest updates), to participate in and take advantage of all the directory services provided by Microsoft’s Active Directory, NT, and Apple’s Workgroup Manager.

SubEthaEdit 2.3
Posted 2/07/2006 at 8:49 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
SubEthaEdit 2.3 includes an updated user interface with a unified toolbar and "candy" status bars bring the application up too speed with the next generation Aqua look & feel.

Impression 3.0
Posted 2/07/2006 at 8:47 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Impression 3.0 includes an automatic scheduler that works with Apple’s iCal software. Performance is improved using Mac OS X v10.4 “Tiger.” A few bug fixes have been made, and some other requested enhancements have been added. A full manual is now available that offers step-by-step instructions.

Undercover 1.5
Posted 2/07/2006 at 8:46 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Undercover 1.5 will now transmit pictures of the thief and his surroundings every 6 minutes on Macs that include a built in iSight, making it even easier to identify the current user.

Power Manager 3.2
Posted 2/07/2006 at 8:44 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Power Manager 3.2 is a system utility for scheduling automatic power events including start up, log out, and shut down. It is designed to reduce the energy needs of your Mac computer through automation.

Captain FTP 4.4.5
Posted 2/07/2006 at 7:27 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Captain FTP 4.4.5 has received a performance enhancement. Power users who are dealing with large file systems with thousands of files will see a huge improvement in performance. Moving between large folders is instantaneous, refreshing large file listings happen in the blink of an eye.

Straight talk on Mac security risks
Posted 2/06/2006 at 13:20 PST in Reviews by Greg Nye | Permalink
Straight talk on Mac security risks discusses the security risks that Macs face and how much protection against possible security risks is needed.

PictoGrab 1.1
Posted 2/06/2006 at 8:16 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
PictoGrab 1.1 includes full support for Photocasts, which allows users to drop the link to a Photocast onto PictoGrab to quickly download all pictures that it contains as well as performance and usability improvements.

Combine PDFs 2.1
Posted 2/03/2006 at 15:56 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Combine PDFs 2.1 will combine multiple PDFs and/or images together into one PDF.

MenuKeys 1.0
Posted 2/03/2006 at 8:11 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
MenuKeys 1.0 lets you customize all FileMaker menu shortcuts in one easy to use interface.

Tiger Cache Cleaner 3.1
Posted 2/02/2006 at 20:32 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Tiger Cache Cleaner 3.1 adds complete support for ClamAV, the world's leading open source antivirus package. TCC can install a native version of ClamAV for either PPC or Intel. With ClamAV installed, TCC can provide automated virus protection of all Users
folders, as well as Desktop, Download, and Widget folders.


Growl 0.7.4
Posted 2/02/2006 at 16:35 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Growl 0.7.4 provides support for Intel based Apple Computers via a Universal Binary.

Menuet 1.0.1
Posted 2/02/2006 at 12:35 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Menuet 1.0.1 is now a universal binary, adding support for the new Intel Macs. In addition, users will find a brand new iPod inspired skin by Susumu of McDo design.

Transmit 3.5
Posted 2/02/2006 at 9:35 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Transmit 3.5 has been updated and is now a Universal Binary. Some of the other changes include:

* Transmit can now edit any type of file in any local application-- including graphics!
* Transmit uses the same file mappings as the Finder to determine which application to edit in
* Transmit now supports SOCKS 4, SOCKS 4a and SOCKS 5 proxies
* Users can now create handy "droplets", either from a Transmit favorite or a folder in an open connection
* Synchronization has been improved significantly:
* Get Info window has been revamped and improved
* Transmit can now import and export Favorites (even from older versions of Transmit)
* Now supports "Growl" notifications when uploading, downloading, and syncing
* Added ability to search Favorites
* Can now set default permissions when uploading directories
* Added support for multiple public iDisk favorites
* Can now skip duplicate files when transferring
* Can now change the text encoding of the built-in editor
* Added type 8 and 9 FTP proxy server support


Keyspan Drivers
Posted 2/02/2006 at 7:59 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Keyspan has released Universal Binary versions of their drivers for the following devices: Keyspan USB Serial Adapter Software, Keyspan Server Software, Keyspan Remote Software, Easy Presenter Software and USB to PS/2 Adapter Software.

SeaMonkey 1.0
Posted 2/02/2006 at 7:57 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
SeaMonkey 1.0 is a community effort to deliver production-quality releases of code derived from the application formerly known as "Mozilla Application Suite". It features a state-of-the-art web browser and powerful email client, as well as a WYSIWYG web page composer and a feature-rich IRC chat client. For web developers, mozilla.org's DOM inspector and JavaScript debugger tools are included as well.

Searchlight 1.0
Posted 2/02/2006 at 7:56 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Searchlight 1.0 brings Apple's Spotlight to the network. Through a web interface you are able to search with incredible speed for documents stored on your server. A click on one of the results connects your computer to the server and shows the document.

FileMaker Server 8 Advanced 8.0v1a
Posted 2/01/2006 at 12:10 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
FileMaker Server 8 Advanced 8.0v1a fixes a problem that caused data truncation in FMPXMLRESULT.xml.

ScriptPak for Microsoft Office 2004
Posted 2/01/2006 at 10:55 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
ScriptPak for Microsoft Office 2004 installs over 1000 commands into iListen that allows the user to do virtually anything in Office 2004 that they would normally do using keyboard shortcuts or menus.

KeyCue 2.0
Posted 2/01/2006 at 8:06 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
KeyCue 2.0 helps you to use your Mac OS X applications more effectively by displaying a concise table of all currently available menu shortcuts. It is now available as a Universal Binary.

ProfCast 1.1
Posted 2/01/2006 at 8:05 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
ProfCast 1.1 is now available as a Universal Binary.

Dossier 2.0
Posted 2/01/2006 at 8:04 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Dossier 2.0 is a full featured information organizational tool for the Mac. It is an ideal tool for keeping and organizing notes, to-do lists, passwords, or virtually anything else. Dossier features an easy to use interface, in the same style as OS X's Mail application. It is available as a Universal Binary.

FlipbookTweaker 1.0
Posted 2/01/2006 at 8:03 PST in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
FlipbookTweaker 1.0 creates and prints flipbooks from any Quicktime or DV movie.

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