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April 2006 Archived News

Darwinia 1.4.2
Posted 4/28/2006 at 15:34 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Darwinia 1.4.2 features the following changes/enhancements:

* It is now fully Intel compatible
* Functional key pad bindings
* Added difficulty settings
* Updated Ambrosia Toolkit for Intel/Mac compatibility
* Offering icon based control system for new users, yet still offering gesture based control system for existing users
* It is now up to date with Darwinia Windows 1.4
* Minor bug fixes and enhancements


Inform 1.0.1
Posted 4/28/2006 at 10:31 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Inform 1.0.1 is a completely new drawing program for for posters, diagrams and drawings and includes:

* Easy simple powerful interface
* Powerful Bézier editing tools
* Boolean operations
* Great typesetting
* Artistic strokes
* and much more...


SlimServer 6.2.2
Posted 4/28/2006 at 10:30 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
SlimServer 6.2.2 powers the new Squeezebox network music player, as well as the award-winning original Squeezebox and SLIMP3 players, and can stream your music to any software MP3 player. It supports MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, WAV and more. It is available as a Universal Binary.

Valentina Studio Admin Edition 2.3.1
Posted 4/28/2006 at 10:29 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Valentina Studio Admin Edition 2.3.1 is now available as a Universal Binary.

Password Retriever 5.2.2
Posted 4/28/2006 at 9:21 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Password Retriever 5.2.2 far has the most radical changes to two of its primary features: Password Generator and Quick Browser. The latest release allows the user to dynamically specify variables in the template used for password generation, scroll up and down in the Quick Browser, copy text directly from the Quick Browser, and much more.

Track Destroyer 1.2.2
Posted 4/28/2006 at 9:20 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Track Destroyer 1.2.2Track Destroyer 1.2.2 includes numerous interface enhancements as well as drastically improves error handling if tracks which never existed on your system are told to be removed.

Mac Pilot 2.0.6
Posted 4/28/2006 at 9:19 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Mac Pilot 2.0.6 sports the ability to set the system umask (default file permissions), print the key combo, ports, and error lists, and the ability to change the default system fonts. Mac Pilot is the NUMBER ONE software title in the market with over 100 features more than Cocktail, TinkerTool and Onyx.

Alarm Clock Pro 7.6.8
Posted 4/28/2006 at 9:18 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Alarm Clock Pro 7.6.8 includes major changes like improving the Stop Watch to include more detailed information on each lap, adding a system time offset for alarms, ability to auto-add the relaunch daemon to your user login items, as well as numerous bug fixes.

LaunchBar 4.1
Posted 4/27/2006 at 18:49 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
LaunchBar 4.1 features greatly improved search performance - up to twice as fast, according to the developer. New options have been added for opening items, an improved contextual menu has been included, color labels are supported, iTunes support has been enhanced, Address Book support is improved, there are new features including “Search in Spotlight” and "Look Up In Dictionary” and more.

Captain FTP 4.5
Posted 4/27/2006 at 6:57 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Captain FTP 4.5 fixes a problem using the automatic update to download free updates.

EntourageABMenu 1.4
Posted 4/27/2006 at 6:54 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
EntourageABMenu 1.4 includes the following updates:

* Added a recently used contacts submenu.
* Added support for contact URLs and notes.
* Added option to determine the order of contact submenus (All, Alphabetical, etc.).
* Added option to determine inclusion and order of contact data items (phone, email, etc.).
* Added options for map source (no longer limited to just Google Maps).
* Added option to determine field for group emails.
* Added utilities menu for making new items, switching identities, running schedules, and toggling work offline status.
* Added submenu to the groups submenu for contacts that are not members of any group.
* Added complete keyboard control to lookup window. Tab to switch between the search field and the found contact table, press enter or return to display the contact data menu, arrow up or down and press return to select a contact data item.
* Using the “Copy to Clipboard” selection action with the main menu item will copy all contact data to the clipboard.
* Improved lookup speed when local database contains a large number of contacts.
* Fixed bug that prevented copied data from pasting properly in some applications.
* Fixed a launch error that occurred on some non-US English systems.
* Fixed the menu display when no contacts are found.
* Many interface enhancements.
* Note: on the first launch of v1.4, even if you have set EntourageABMenu to use a data cache, your data will be reloaded from Entourage. This is necessary due to an update to the internal cache format. Subsequent launches of v1.4 will respect your option to use the data cache.


JABMenu 1.1
Posted 4/27/2006 at 6:50 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
JABMenu 1.1 includes the following updates and fixes:

* Added support for contact URLs and notes.
* Added option to determine inclusion and order of contact data items (phone, email, etc.).
* Added options for map source (no longer limited to just Google Maps).
* Added option to determine field for group emails.
* Added submenu to the groups submenu for contacts that are not members of any group.
* Fixed bug that prevented copied data from pasting properly in some applications.
* Fixed a launch error that occurred on some non-US English systems.
* Improved handling of international postal addresses.
* Removed arbitrary two postal address limit.
* Significantly improved the speed of the lookup feature.
* Improved memory management.
* Improved launch speed.
* Many interface enhancements.


NoteShare 1.0
Posted 4/26/2006 at 14:36 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
NoteShare 1.0 is a powerful desktop application for creating, publishing and sharing media rich, multi-page notebooks. Users can instantly share their notebooks with other NoteShare users for presenting, viewing and editing information.

Image Tricks 2.0
Posted 4/26/2006 at 9:29 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Image Tricks 2.0 allows users to create unique images using image generator feature and apply various Tiger Core visual effects.

TimeSlice 3.1.5
Posted 4/26/2006 at 8:03 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
TimeSlice 3.1.5 is now a Universal Binary. Users running on Intel will need to request a new serial number.

IntelliMerge 5.0
Posted 4/26/2006 at 7:56 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
IntelliMerge 5.0 includes new Web Page message types enable you to post your e-mail template to a folder on your web page, give IntelliMerge the URL, and press send; complete documentation, autosubscriber, smart send later, activity log and more.

Opera 9.0b1
Posted 4/26/2006 at 7:52 PDT in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
Opera 9.0b1 adds support for Widgets and is now a Universal Binary.

PopChar X 3.0b4
Posted 4/26/2006 at 7:50 PDT in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
PopChar X 3.0b4 is not just a new version with a few added features but rather a completely redesigned product. The appearance of PopChar has changed in many aspects and this version has been re-implemented from ground up.

Shrook 2.5
Posted 4/26/2006 at 7:49 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Shrook 2.5 adds group synchronization, fixed Growl support and fixed NetNewsWire importing function.

MacDrive 6.1.1
Posted 4/26/2006 at 7:48 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
MacDrive 6.1.1 allows Windows users to easily and seamlessly open, edit and save files from Mac-formatted disks. The latest version is recommended for use with Apple's Boot Camp.

FileMaker Pro 8.0v3
Posted 4/26/2006 at 7:47 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
FileMaker Pro 8.0v3 includes a number of fixes related to calculations, recovery, printing and finds on an unstored calculation field.

MacJournal 4
Posted 4/25/2006 at 16:10 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
MacJournal 4 introduces a completely re-engineered blogging architecture, audio recording and podcasting functionality, several feature additions, as well as many bug fixes.

FutureBASIC 4 Release 3
Posted 4/25/2006 at 7:59 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
FutureBASIC 4 Release 3 is the latest release of the basic editor and compiler.

GarageBand 3.0.2 Update
Posted 4/25/2006 at 7:55 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
GarageBand 3.0.2 Update addresses issues with video handling, podcast exporting, and importing QuickTime markers. It also addresses a number of other minor issues.

Xsan 1.3 Update
Posted 4/25/2006 at 7:54 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Xsan 1.3 Update delivers overall improved reliability for Xsan and is recommended for all systems running 10.4. It includes fixes for:

* labeling and initializing LUNs greater than 2TB in size
* preventing labeled LUNs from becoming unlabeled
* improving AFP performance when re-sharing Xsan volumes
* more accurate file permissions when sharing Xsan volumes via AFP
* accessing Xsan volumes larger than 16TB in size
* greater server stability when re-sharing Xsan volumes via NFS
* handling quotas with no associated user or group name
* maintaining access to Xsan volumes when metadata controller failovers occur
* providing metadata controller services to Mac OS X 10.3.9 and 10.4 systems running Xsan 1.3
* operating Xsan in environments with a mix of Mac OS X 10.3.9 and 10.4 systems
* an issue with storing PostgreSQL 8.0 and 8.1 database files on Xsan volumes
* intermittent issues that can occur when storing NetVault Virtual Disk Library (VDL) files on an Xsan volume
* an issue in which free space and volume sizes were incorrectly reported when sharing volumes with Helios server software.


NameCleaner 2.5.5
Posted 4/25/2006 at 7:53 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
NameCleaner 2.5.5 is an industrial strength utility for Macintosh to manipulate file names and types. It is specially designed to help move files to and from Windows and Unix, including Boot Camp on Intel Macs.

NetNewsWire 2.1b33
Posted 4/24/2006 at 16:46 PDT in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
NetNewsWire 2.1b33 includes a number of updates related to NewsGator Syncing.

Thunderbird 1.5.0.2
Posted 4/24/2006 at 8:11 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Thunderbird 1.5.0.2 improves stability and adds several security fixes.

Wallet 2
Posted 4/24/2006 at 7:42 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Wallet 2 is a place to store passwords, serial numbers and other important information. It uses Blowfish encryption to protect your data, and sports many other security features to keep it safe. It is a Universal Binary.

17-Inch MacBook Pro
Posted 4/24/2006 at 7:40 PDT in Hardware by Greg Nye | Permalink
Apple released a 17-Inch MacBook Pro today with a built-in iSight, 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo, Firewire 400 and 800, Airport Extreme, MagSafe and more. It lists for $2,799.

Apple Offers Free Computer Take-Back Program
Posted 4/21/2006 at 12:51 PDT in Apple by Greg Nye | Permalink
Apple announced an expansion of its successful recycling program, offering free computer take-back and recycling with the purchase of a new Macintosh system beginning in June.

Real-World AJAX Seminar
Posted 4/21/2006 at 12:50 PDT in News by Greg Nye | Permalink
Real-World AJAX Seminar is being held in San Jose, Calif., next week. Meanwhile, a two-day AJAX technical conference, AjaxWorld Conference and Expo, is planned for this October in Santa Clara, Calif.

DayChaser 2.0.1
Posted 4/21/2006 at 12:49 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
DayChaser 2.0.1 includes the following features and bug fixes:

* Added some additional mini-icons.
* Modified the mini-icon selector window to (neatly) accommodate 160 mini icons.
* Fixed an iCal calendar import bug when dealing with certain types of internationally formatted dates in the import file.
* Fixed a bug where the search field in the Entry List window would loose focus after typing each character in a search term.
* Fixed a bug where the insertion caret in the Password Entry dialog would not blink.
* Fixed a date string validation problem with locales such as French Canadian, which uses "-" for a date separator.
* Fixed a decimal number display problem with locales such as French Canadian, which uses "," for a decimal separator.


getCals 0.1
Posted 4/20/2006 at 12:03 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
getCals 0.1 gets a list of iCals from Google Calendar and saves them to your iPod.

FoxTrot Personal Search 1.0.9
Posted 4/20/2006 at 11:17 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
FoxTrot Personal Search 1.0.9 adds support for Entourage (version 11.2.3) indexing of e-mail messages, contacts and events; these are correctly categorized and appear in the result list under their actual subject/name/title, thus giving a direct indication of their content without needing to launch Entourage.

Norton Encrypt
Posted 4/20/2006 at 8:13 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Norton Encrypt was an encryption utilities for Mac OS 7 that was part of Norton Utilities 2. For quite a while now, I have been looking for a copy to decrypt some files and recently came across this Knowledge Base article that Symantec has a version for download for those who may need it. Since I am probably not the only one with a use for this, I figured I would pass it on.

Journler 1.1.6
Posted 4/20/2006 at 7:57 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Journler 1.1.6 is recommend for all users, as it fixes a number of problems and includes many useful additions.

Speed Download 4
Posted 4/20/2006 at 7:56 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Speed Download 4 includes the following new features:

* A gorgeous new interface
* A re-engineered 'universal' download engine optimized for maximum performance
* A powerful database to manage all your downloads, uploads, and file transfers
* A FTP client (with SSL) that satisfies the basic FTP needs of most users
* A secure, high performance P2P file sharing utility (with encryption)
* A high performance utility for downloading web content for offline viewing
* .Mac iDisk integration
* Auto-resuming file transfers all the time
* Unlimited UNDOs throughout the entire application
* Smart folder technology
* And more


MacSpeech ScriptPak for iCal
Posted 4/20/2006 at 6:39 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
MacSpeech ScriptPak for iCal installs almost 100 commands into iListen that allow the user to do virtually anything by voice in iCal they would normally do using keyboard shortcuts or menus.

Apple to Build 50 Acre Campus in Cupertino
Posted 4/19/2006 at 14:29 PDT in Apple by Greg Nye | Permalink
Steve Jobs appeared at a Cupertino city council meeting on April 18, 2006 to announce plans to build a second campus in Cupertino on a 50-acre parcel of land.

Apple Reports Second Quarter Results
Posted 4/19/2006 at 14:27 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Apple reported its second quarter results with revenue of $4.36 billion and a net quarterly profit of $410 million, or $.47 per diluted share.

DiscBlaze 6.1.5
Posted 4/19/2006 at 13:23 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
DiscBlaze 6.1.5 added support for Growl into so you can now start burning a CD, minimize DiscBlaze, and you'll be notified via Growl once the burn is complete.

iVCD 3.0
Posted 4/19/2006 at 8:23 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
iVCD 3.0 will convert from .mov, iMovie, Quicktime movie, mpg, avi, divx, xvid to VCD, SVCD, DVD or generic mpeg and burn to VCD, SVCD or DVD.

Parallels Workstation 2.1 Beta 4
Posted 4/19/2006 at 8:22 PDT in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
Parallels Workstation 2.1 Beta 4 includes the following updates:

* Introduced full screen mode
* Introduced dual-monitor support
* Improved real CD/DVD support
* Improved, easier to use interface
* Better sound support, including a fix for Windows 2000 guest OS
* Networking kernel panics resolved
* Bridged networking issues fixed
* WiFi networking issues fixed
* Fixed some of the issues encountered when entering "Sleep" mode when a VM is running
* Many other minor bug fixes


SMS Mac 1.6
Posted 4/19/2006 at 8:21 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
SMS Mac 1.6 includes an Address Book plug-in, a widget for the Dashboard or Yahoo! Widgets and also supports AppleScript so you could send an SMS message from an AppleScript. It is now a Universal Binary.

MailSteward 7.3
Posted 4/19/2006 at 8:19 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
MailSteward 7.3 now has tags that allow quick and easy searching of archived mail.

e2Sync 2.7
Posted 4/19/2006 at 8:17 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
e2Sync 2.7 is now a Universal Binary so it runs natively on Intel Macs.

Maintenance 3.4
Posted 4/19/2006 at 8:12 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Maintenance 3.4 is simple Automator Action fused with AppleScript aimed at keeping your Mac running healthy including:

- Repair Permissions
- Verify Preferences
- Update Prebindings
- Periodic Clean-up
- Clean Cache
- Update Locate, Whatis, LaunchServices Databases


Intego Personal Antispam X4
Posted 4/19/2006 at 8:09 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Intego Personal Antispam X4 analyzes your incoming e-mail, determining which messages are spam and which are valid messages, in many ways: by checking a whitelist of addresses, message content, message layout, URLs in messages, and much more.

Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 Release 4
Posted 4/18/2006 at 15:20 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 Release 4 delivers improved reliability and compatibility for Java 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 on Mac OS X v10.4.5 and later. This release includes J2SE version 1.5.0_06. With this update J2SE 5.0 becomes the preferred Java version, superseding Java 1.4.2. Java 1.4.2 is still installed on your machine, but applications will run with J2SE 5.0 unless they specifically request Java 1.4.2.

For more details on this Update, please visit this website: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=302983.


MacScan 2.1
Posted 4/18/2006 at 13:59 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
MacScan 2.1 is designed to detect, isolate and remove spyware, keystroke loggers, Trojans, and bring awareness to remote administration type applications which could have been maliciously or inadvertently installed on your Macintosh. It is now a Universal Binary.

MacForge
Posted 4/18/2006 at 11:07 PDT in Site by Greg Nye | Permalink
MacForge now indexes over 35,000 open source projects for the Mac.

Pangea Offers Free Games to K-12 Public Schools
Posted 4/18/2006 at 8:57 PDT in News by Greg Nye | Permalink
Pangea states that any K-12 public school can get a free site license for any of our games so that they may install it on all of the Macintoshes at their school's location.

StartupSound.prefPane 1.1
Posted 4/18/2006 at 8:56 PDT in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
StartupSound.prefPane 1.1 now supports Intel-based Macs. On Intel-based Macs, you can adjust the volume of startup sound more finely.

Acquisition 130.4
Posted 4/18/2006 at 8:55 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Acquisition 130.4 includes a fix for AqLibraryCore crash and memory issues.

Kids GoGoGo 10.2
Posted 4/18/2006 at 8:54 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Kids GoGoGo 10.2 adds Universal Binaries of key components.

Transmit 3.5.3
Posted 4/18/2006 at 8:09 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Transmit 3.5.3 fixes potential reliability and crashing problems with certain FTP servers.

Quake 4
Posted 4/17/2006 at 9:14 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Quake 4 is now shipping as a Universal Binary with support for both Intel- and PowerPC-based Macintosh.

Pukka 0.9
Posted 4/17/2006 at 6:54 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Pukka 0.9 is a minimalist posting client for del.icio.us. Fire it up and within seconds you can easily post to one or more del.icio.us accounts.

HoudahSpot 1.0b3
Posted 4/17/2006 at 6:53 PDT in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
HoudahSpot 1.0b3 is a file search tool based on Apple's Spotlight technology. It enables users to quickly create and store powerful search queries.

BackityMac 1.1
Posted 4/17/2006 at 6:52 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
BackityMac 1.1 has been updated to include burning an image to CD, DVD and Dual-layer DVD - Images that are bigger than the inserted media will be segmented and spanned across multiple discs, images that fit on the inserted media will be burnt straight to disc and backing up a home folder now requires an administrator password.

SnapWeb 3.1 r2
Posted 4/17/2006 at 6:50 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
SnapWeb 3.1 r2 creates complete screenshots of web pages even if the users screen isn't large enough to show the whole page content at once. The latest version includes:

* SnapWeb is now an Universal Binary with native support for PPC and Intel Macs.
* The new "Snap History" function shows the last 100 successful snaps you made with SnapWeb.
* Better Safari integration: "Safari Current Page" opens the actual Safari web-page in SnapWeb.
* Implemented the AppleScript command "snap" to use SnapWeb in automated processes.
* Another new AppleScript command "switch" to modify SnapWebs output preferences.
* Fixed a crash which occured when you went back to a non-existing web-page.
* Fixed a bug which occured on slower Macs (timeout during process).


Simply Elegant Sales 1.3.2
Posted 4/17/2006 at 6:49 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Simply Elegant Sales 1.3.2 is an update to the Mac OS X native point of sale system.

Toon Boom Studio Express 3
Posted 4/14/2006 at 11:40 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Toon Boom Studio Express 3 is now available as a Universal Binary.

SiteTagger 2.3
Posted 4/14/2006 at 7:59 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
SiteTagger 2.3 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. It can also import and add items to del.icio.us.

Stattoo 1.5
Posted 4/14/2006 at 7:58 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Stattoo 1.5 includes the following fixes and enhancements:

* Now a Universal Binary for Intel native speed
* Added an RSS/Atom Feed capsule
* Added support for GMail servers in the mail capsule
* Can now adjust brightness of red, green, and blue independently
* Now uses graphics hardware acceleration to lighten CPU load when rendering
* Added better detection of Apple Mail status changes
* Added support for iCal's birthday calendar
* Added a preference for "Activation Length"
* Now supports backgrounds set from iPhoto 5
* iCal capsule no longer displays escape character ('') for commas
* Fixed issue with iCal to-do's not showing up on some Tiger releases
* Correctly caches desktops with multiple displays
* Fixed "add/remove capsules" window showing blank for some users
* Fixed a bug that caused pop account to be locked by while mail capsule updated
* Fixed a bug that caused Stattoo to forget it's window position
* Fixed a crash that happened when mail capsule looked in non-Inbox folders
* Fixed a bug in Tiger that caused iCal module to show "No Calendars"
* All-day events now stay on a calendar capsule until the end of the day


xGestures 1.5
Posted 4/14/2006 at 7:54 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
xGestures 1.5 includes the following fixes and enhancements:

* Added visual feedback for gesturing (finally!)
* Added "Normal click if there's no movement" feature
* xGestures is now compatible with Synergy and VNC, and should be compatible with other remote administration software
* Made close, minimize, and zoom gestures a little more intelligent
* Fixed a bug where the gesture button would get stuck
* Hopefully fixed a bug where the cursor would jump unexpectedly when using a dialog gesture
* Added emergency quit keystroke control-option-end
* Other minor fixes


JABMenu 1.0.1
Posted 4/14/2006 at 7:51 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
JABMenu 1.0.1 is a convenient and intuitive way to utilize your Address Book data through a system-wide menu. The application provides quick access to your contacts’ phone numbers, email, and postal addresses.

Firefox 1.5.0.2
Posted 4/13/2006 at 17:57 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Firefox 1.5.0.2 addresses critical security problems as well as a number of other bugs and is a Universal Binary.

Parallels Workstation 2.1 Beta 3
Posted 4/13/2006 at 8:10 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Parallels Workstation 2.1 Beta 3 includes the following fixes:

* No need to reinstall Parallels Workstation if its moved from the default file location
* Mac OS X no longer restarts when Parallels Workstation is left running and host wakes up from "Sleep" mode
* Kernel no longer panics when working with several VMs
* Improved speed and performance
* Idling guest OS now consumes only 1-2% of CPU power
* Bridged networking issues fixed
* Sound support introduced
* Improved wi-fi support (especially for MacBook pros)
* Improved mouse synchronization tool
* Keyboard mapping and repeating bugs fixed
* CD/DVD problems fixed
* Many other minor bug fixes


Lasso Professional 8.5 Beta 3
Posted 4/13/2006 at 8:09 PDT in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
Lasso Professional 8.5 Beta 3 is the latest beta version of the software that lets you quickly and securely develop applications with any database on virtually any platform.

Ulysses 1.2.2
Posted 4/13/2006 at 8:08 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Ulysses 1.2.2 includes the following new features:

* Added Spotlight Importer for Mac OS X Tiger
* Spotlight plug-in will index titles, main texts, notes, open and closed documents
* All-new text system
* Fullscreen mode supports typewriter scrolling
* Added line spacing preference for fullscreen mode
* Completely new SplitViews based on Rainer Brockerhoff's RBSplitView
* Browser/preview and notes/control panel can be hidden to provide more screen real estate for the editor
* Introduces new ExportFramework adding support for future exporters


Aperture 1.1
Posted 4/13/2006 at 8:06 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Aperture 1.1 features dramatically improved RAW image rendering and a new set of advanced RAW adjustment controls. Likewise, it delivers impressive speed gains on any Mac and is available as a Universal Binary.

AppZapper 1.3.1
Posted 4/12/2006 at 10:55 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
AppZapper 1.3.1 includes the following updates:

* QuickZap now let's you zap QuickTime components
* QuickZap now let's you zap internet plugins
* Bug where version number was not displayed in Finder info fixed
* Minor bug fixes and optimizations


Voyager 4.0.2
Posted 4/12/2006 at 10:54 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Voyager 4.0.2 is a Universal Binary application, and will run natively on both Intel and PowerPC Macintosh computers. It features a completely rewritten graphics and computational engine able to reproduce astronomical phenomena over a million-year timespan. It can display the sky with unprecedented realism and accuracy.

Popcorn 2
Posted 4/12/2006 at 10:51 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Popcorn 2 makes it easy for Mac users to transfer their favorite personal video entertainment to DVDs and portable devices such as an iPod, PSP or mobile phone and is a Universal Binary.

FolderBrander 2.0
Posted 4/12/2006 at 10:50 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
FolderBrander 2.0 lets you quickly and easily alter the look of your folders with colors and text.

Alarm Clock Pro 7.6.5
Posted 4/12/2006 at 7:05 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Alarm Clock Pro 7.6.5 contains numerous new features, bug fixes and enhancements.

Caboodle 1.0b4
Posted 4/11/2006 at 8:56 PDT in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
Caboodle 1.0b4 includes the following changes:

* Changed the entries list to draw in the "source list" style, like in iTunes, Mail, etc.
* Increased the size of the icon associated with each entry from 16 to 20 pixels square.
* Removed the date column and column headings from the entries lists.
* Multiple selections are now possible in the entries list, to aid in dragging entries around or deleting.
* Double-clicking an entry will select the Subject field.
* The scrollbars are now hidden if not needed.
* When using the search field, the entered text is now used as the find text, so you an just hit G to find each occurrence in selected entries. Also, all occurrences of the search text are highlighted in grey when an entry is selected, so you can see them at a glance.
* Changed the custom fields area background to a normal grey background, since the light blue color is being used in the entries list now.
* Fixed the alignment toolbar buttons so they work now.
* Fixed a minor issue where the position and current page of the Preferences window might not be remembered if quitting with that window open.
* Added a confirmation sheet for the Restore Defaults function in the Preferences window. The confirmation can be disabled or enabled via the General page.
* Enhanced the preference to automatically start the app on login to remove any other copies of the app, in case you set it when the app was in a different location.
* Enhanced the Check for Updates feature to include the release notes of new versions, among other improvements.
* Tidied the About window.


Snard 2.4.8
Posted 4/11/2006 at 8:54 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Snard 2.4.8 provides many of the functionalities of the old Apple and Application menus, yet it can be customized to your heart's content. It is now a Universal Binary.

Path Finder 4.1
Posted 4/11/2006 at 8:54 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Path Finder 4.1 is an innovative file browser and manager with nearly 100 improvements, new features, and other goodies. It is also a Universal Binary.

Apple Remote Desktop 3
Posted 4/11/2006 at 8:50 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Apple Remote Desktop 3 has more than 50 new features that deliver improvements in software distribution, asset management, and remote assistance. Apple Remote Desktop 3 offers a wide range of high performance features, including lightning-fast Spotlight searches across multiple Tiger systems; more than 30 Automator actions for easy automation of repetitive tasks; a Dashboard widget that provides quick and convenient observation of remote systems; and AutoInstall for automatically updating software on mobile systems once they return to the network.

Valentina 2.3
Posted 4/11/2006 at 6:47 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Valentina 2.3 features much faster database joins than its predecessor, improved speed and performance when adding records, new Show commands, new test projects, new VB.net examples and more. It is also a Universal Binary.

Parallels Workstation 2.1 Beta 2
Posted 4/10/2006 at 6:23 PDT in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
Parallels Workstation 2.1 Beta 2 fixes the following issues:

* Kernel panic in network driver
* Kernel panic when click “Report a problem” menu item
* WiFi networking issues
* Real CD/DVD issues
* Fedora 5 installation crash


Lifeboat 1.1
Posted 4/10/2006 at 6:22 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Lifeboat 1.1 is designed to make backup as painless as possible and the latest version is available for download.

PGP Desktop 9.0.6
Posted 4/10/2006 at 6:21 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
PGP Desktop 9.0.6 is available for download.

REALbasic 2006 Release 2
Posted 4/10/2006 at 6:10 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
REALbasic 2006 Release 2 delivers over 150 improvements throughout the product. This includes improvements to the code editor, window editor, project editor, the compiler and built applications. This release also includes a new version of Lingua, a utility first included in REALbasic 2006 Release 1 for localizing applications.

iAlertU
Posted 4/08/2006 at 7:30 PDT in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
iAlertU uses the motion sensor built into the MacBook along with the infrared remote to turn your computer into a remote activated alarm system. A demo video is available.

MacDrive
Posted 4/07/2006 at 12:48 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
MacDrive lets Windows PCs access files that are stored on disks and drives formatted for the Macintosh.

Schedula Professional 2.1 v11
Posted 4/07/2006 at 6:17 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Schedula Professional 2.1 v11 is the latest version of the network calendar, day planner and scheduling software built on FileMaker Pro.

Symantec pcAnywhere 12.0
Posted 4/07/2006 at 6:03 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Symantec pcAnywhere 12.0 adds support for Mac OS X and new gateway functionality enables remote users to quickly find the hosts they need through firewalls and routers with minimal setup.

EntourageABMenu 1.3
Posted 4/06/2006 at 9:39 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
EntourageABMenu 1.3 adds the following enhancements:

* Added an option to make the contact data cache persistent which makes subsequent launches significantly faster.
* Added an option to automatically reload the contact data at a specific time each day.
* Added options to the main contact name selection action to create a new email, dial with the phone number AppleScript, or show on Google Maps.
* Added selection action for groups (contacts grouped by a single category or company) to create new email with each of the default email addresses (if available) for all group members in the BCC field.
* Modified the preferences so changing any of the display options and rebuilding the menus will not require the contact data to be reloaded from Entourage.
* Improved support of contact names with diacritical characters (accent marks).
* Fixed an error that caused the default postal address to not be listed first in some instances.
* Fixed an error when creating a new email to a contact with an ampersand in the name.
* Significant speed and memory optimizations.
* Several interface modifications.
* Added French translation by Hervé Bismuth.


Parallels Workstation 2.1 Beta
Posted 4/06/2006 at 8:10 PDT in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
Parallels Workstation 2.1 Beta empowers users the ability to use Windows, Linux and any other operating system at the same time as Mac OS X, enabling users to enjoy the comfort of their Mac OS X desktop while still being able to use critical applications from other OSes.

TapDex 3.0
Posted 4/06/2006 at 8:00 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
TapDex 3.0 gives you a one-tap access to your Mac OS X Address Book.

AB for Web 2.0
Posted 4/06/2006 at 7:59 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
AB for Web 2.0 publishes address books through your LAN or over the Internet.

Pacifist 2.0
Posted 4/06/2006 at 7:58 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Pacifist 2.0 opens Mac OS X .pkg package files, .dmg disk images, and .tar, .tgz, and .tar.gz file archives and allows you to extract individual files and folders out of them.

Picture Rescue 1.2
Posted 4/06/2006 at 7:57 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Picture Rescue 1.2 works with any USB or FireWire camera and supports all media card formats and adapters and is now a Universal Binary.

Merriam-Webster’s Pocket Dictionary for iPod
Posted 4/06/2006 at 7:56 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
The Merriam-Webster Pocket Dictionary for iPod lets users search for more than 40,000 words and their definitions using the iPod itself and also includes a pronounciation guide, abbreviation guide and a handbook of style, according to the companies.

FontAgent Pro 3.2
Posted 4/06/2006 at 7:35 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
FontAgent Pro 3.2 adds support for network home directories and some very innovative self-optimizing database technology.

PHP Function Index 2.0
Posted 4/05/2006 at 10:26 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
PHP Function Index 2.0 offers realtime-filtering of the function list and it downloads and caches the user contributed notes from PHP.NET for instant lookup. The AppleScript interface lets you look up PHP functions easily from within your favorite editor.

ARTIS Simple List 1.4
Posted 4/05/2006 at 10:25 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
ARTIS Simple List 1.4 is a straightforward to-do list application that doesn't get in your way. It lets you create to-to lists in the most simple way.

F-Script 1.3.2
Posted 4/05/2006 at 8:07 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
F-Script 1.3.2 is a lightweight open-source scripting layer specifically designed for the Mac OS X object system (i.e. Cocoa). F-Script provides scripting and interactive access to Cocoa frameworks and custom Objective-C objects.

Stimulus 4.0
Posted 4/05/2006 at 8:06 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Stimulus 4.0 is a media browser that supports digital music, photos, and video clips.

WebMerge 2.4.1
Posted 4/05/2006 at 8:05 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
WebMerge 2.4.1 allows you to publish any database or spreadsheet with templates from any HTML editor on any Web server.

Inform 1.0
Posted 4/05/2006 at 8:04 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Inform 1.0 is a vector drawing tool, that works with lines, curves and shapes to create drawings that both look amazing and remain entirely editable.

Boot Camp Public Beta
Posted 4/05/2006 at 7:58 PDT in Beta by Greg Nye | Permalink
Boot Camp Public Beta will let you install and boot Windows XP on its own partition on the startup disk if Intel-based Macs.

FileXaminer 2.5.4
Posted 4/04/2006 at 20:06 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
FileXaminer 2.5.4 fixes contextual menus on Intel macs. It is available as a Universal Binary.

iCamShare 2.0.3
Posted 4/04/2006 at 11:05 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
iCamShare 2.0.3 now also supports Apple's new Intel-based computers, including the iMac, MacBook Pro, and new Mac Mini. It also updates its integrated web store, and includes the latest .mac support from Apple.

Grammarian PRO X 1.7
Posted 4/04/2006 at 10:36 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Grammarian PRO X 1.7 is a Universal Macintosh application and input method component. Input method components must be built as Universal for use on an Intel-based Macintosh and brings Grammar-lite to spell checking.

WinSwitch 3.2.1
Posted 4/04/2006 at 7:21 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
WinSwitch 3.2.1 correct a spurious crash warning that may appear on first launch.

MassTransit 5.0
Posted 4/04/2006 at 7:20 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
MassTransit 5.0 adds more than 50 new features and a powerful new architecture including enhanced ease of use, productivity and compatibility, increased power to monitor and control mission-critical file transfers, improved performance and reliability for high volumes of file transfers and large numbers of users and increased ability to integrate with your enterprise environment.

FontAgent Pro 3
Posted 4/04/2006 at 7:18 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
FontAgent Pro 3 provides a complete font management system that integrates diagnostics, repair, font selection, font book creation, and design tools in a single powerful, yet simple application. A QuarkXTension is available to provide automatic font activation for the latest public beta of QuarkXPress.

Mac OS X 10.4.6 Update
Posted 4/03/2006 at 13:42 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
The Mac OS X 10.4.6 Update is recommended for all users and includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes for the following applications and technologies:

- login and authentication in a variety of network environments
- file access and byte range locking with AFP file sharing
- network access when using proxy server automatic configuration files
- connecting to Cisco VPN servers using IP/Sec
- using Bluetooth wireless devices
- searching iWork '06 and Microsoft Office documents with Spotlight
- saving Word documents automatically when using a network home directory
- creating Automator workflows for iPhoto 6
- synchronizing contacts and calendars to .Mac and mobile phones
- mounting and unmounting iDisk volumes
- 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/n303411. For detailed information on Security Updates, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n61798.


Delicious Library 1.6.2
Posted 4/03/2006 at 10:58 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Delicious Library 1.6.2 includes Improvements to barcode scanning, fixed a crash that could occur when importing a Booxter library and fixed an issue where localized preferences could be displayed incorrectly.

Apache Status Watcher 0.9.5
Posted 4/03/2006 at 6:59 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
Apache Status Watcher 0.9.5 is an application, which monitors Apache server by means of the 'server-status' module and periodically retrieves the server's status, evaluates results and presents a graphical view of the server status.

PC-Mac-Net FileShare 6.0
Posted 4/03/2006 at 6:57 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
PC-Mac-Net FileShare 6.0 includes:

* Incremental data backup with scheduling
* Greater robustness in transferring large groups of files
* Better diagnostics for setting up Internet file transfers
* Significant fixes in the Linux and MacOS Classic versions
* Increased compatibility with non-English Windows operating systems
* Reduced CPU utilization
* Enhanced user interface
* Superfast launch time


miXscope 2.1
Posted 4/03/2006 at 6:57 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
miXscope 2.1 supports the QX3/QX3+, QX5, and MiScope USB microscopes and enables them to take snapshots or create time-laspe movies of the world around them. In addition to snapshots and movies, users can add time stamps, text comments, image overlays, make measurements, add special effects, and/or draw on the live view images. It is now a Universal Binary.

MacGPS Pro 6.3
Posted 4/03/2006 at 6:56 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
MacGPS Pro 6.3 adds USB Support for the Garmin eTrex Vista Cx Receiver and support for the Garmin GPSMap 60CSx and GPSMap 76CSx Receivers as well as a new Toolbar and Tool menu speeds operations and makes MacGPS Pro easier to use, hand Tool and Live Scrolling ease moving around a map or chart, expanded and revised Help menu and help tags provide information when and where you need it.

AppZapper 1.3
Posted 4/03/2006 at 6:43 PDT in Software by Greg Nye | Permalink
AppZapper 1.3 introduces a brand new way to zap: QuickZap - which allows you to effortlessly zap widgets, pref panes, and plugins using a simple gear menu.

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