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December 2001 Archived News

MacWorld Keynote (Posted 12/31/2001 at 9:24 AM)
This years MacWorld keynote will be broadcast via Quicktime on January 7th.

Password Retriever 2.8 (Posted 12/31/2001 at 2:25 AM)
Password Retriever 2.8 is available for download with enhancements, new features and bug fixes.

Firewire DCam Driver (Posted 12/31/2001 at 2:24 AM)
The Firewire DCam driver is final for Mac OS X and a list of supported cameras is available.

FruitMenu (Posted 12/28/2001 at 9:55 AM)
FruitMenu is a haxie which will allow you to customize the Apple Menu in Mac OS X.

Palm Desktop 4.0 Beta (Posted 12/27/2001 at 12:09 PM)
Palm has released a beta version of the Palm Desktop 4.0 for Mac OS X.

VNC for Mac OS X (Posted 12/24/2001 at 2:42 PM)
Looking for an open source alternative to Timbuktu? Try VNC by downloading the server, OSXvnc, and a client such as VNCThing.

PrefsOverload 3.5 (Posted 12/24/2001 at 9:12 AM)
PrefsOverload is a tool for managing the Preferences folder and will work on both Mac OS Classic and Mac OS X.

Password Retriever 2.7 (Posted 12/22/2001 at 10:22 PM)
Password Retriever 2.7 is available and enables multiple level encryption as well as some other fixes.

FAXstf X (Posted 12/21/2001 at 1:48 PM)
FAXstf X is now available for Mac OS X.

Kids Menu 1.0 (Posted 12/21/2001 at 12:29 PM)
Kids Menu 1.0 is a menu with similar functions as At Ease.

BBEdit 6.5.1 (Posted 12/21/2001 at 12:26 PM)
A BBEdit 6.5.1 updater has been released by Bare Bones Software.

Mac OS X 10.1.2 (Posted 12/20/2001 at 7:23 PM)
Apple has released a Mac OS X 10.1.2 update which is available through the Software Update in Preferences.

Acrobat 5.0.5 (Posted 12/20/2001 at 4:01 PM)
Adobe has released a carbonized version of Acrobat for Mac OS X.

Synchronize! Pro X 1.0b1 (Posted 12/20/2001 at 10:03 AM)
Synchronize! Pro is a professional-strength file server mirroring, synchronization and backup utility.

Boingo (Posted 12/20/2001 at 9:54 AM)
Earthlinks founder has a new venture... providing 802.11 wireless internet access to the masses in the same way he did with Earthlink.

Eudora for Mac OS X (Posted 12/20/2001 at 9:49 AM)
Qualcomm announced that final version of Eudora for Mac OS X will be available in early 2002.

Opera Beta 3 for Mac OS X (Posted 12/20/2001 at 9:46 AM)
New beta versions of the Opera web browser are available for both Mac OS classic and Mac OS X.

Surfboard 1.01 (Posted 12/20/2001 at 9:45 AM)
Surfboard is an application that works with your web browser to enhance the web browsing experience. For every web page that you load, Surfboard gives you the option of highlighting keywords in the text or to make the filler disappear.

Changing the screenshot format (Posted 12/19/2001 at 2:32 PM)
As noted on, you can change the format used in Mac OS X for screen shots to TIFF, JPEG, PNG or PICT with the following code:

defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleScreenShotFormat ImageFormat

Oni for Mac OS X (Posted 12/19/2001 at 2:21 PM)
Oni has been released as a Cocoa application for Mac OS X.

AOL Instant Messenger for Mac OS X (Posted 12/19/2001 at 2:19 PM)
An updated version of AOL Instant Messenger has been released for Mac OS X.

Internet Explorer 5.1 for Classic (Posted 12/19/2001 at 2:18 PM)
Microsoft has released an update to Internet Explorer 5.1 for classic Mac OS.

WindowShade X 1.5 (Posted 12/18/2001 at 1:33 PM)
WindowShade X is a haxie which enables the missing functionality of the Mac OS Classic windowshade feature.

Skwonk 1.0 (Posted 12/18/2001 at 1:18 PM)
Skwonk is a new Stimpsoft application to monitor Ethernet traffice on Mac OS X 101.

IPNetShareX (Posted 12/18/2001 at 12:31 PM)
gNAT is an interface to Apple built in NAT service and is now know as IPNetShareX and is available for free from Sustainable Softworks.

BeOS to Mac OS X (Posted 12/18/2001 at 12:22 PM)
An article on the switch of a BeOS user to Mac OS X. (Posted 12/18/2001 at 12:19 PM)
It appears that the Excite@home start page may no longer be available as it used to be and Apple has now changed their to go to a Apple branded Netscape page.

Package Tracker 3.7 (Posted 12/18/2001 at 12:17 PM)
Package Tracker 3.7, the multi-carrier package management software, is now available for Mac OS 8 through X and has added many new features.

Photoshop finally coming to X? (Posted 12/17/2001 at 4:00 PM)
It looks like Adobe is about ready to release the next version of Photoshop which will run native on Mac OS X.

Combo Drive for PowerBook G4 (Posted 12/17/2001 at 3:22 PM)
Apple has announced that a combo drive is now available for the PowerBook G4 allowing you to watch DVD's and burn CD's.

HP LaserJet Drivers (Posted 12/17/2001 at 3:20 PM)
HP has released update LaserJet drivers for both Mac OS classic and Mac OS X.

PowerTicker (Posted 12/14/2001 at 3:38 PM)
PowerTicker adds a stock ticker to your Mac, allows you to manage your portfolio and montor stocks and is now available for Mac OS X.

iTunes 2.0.3 (Posted 12/14/2001 at 9:43 AM)
iTunes 2.0.3 is available and can be downloaded via the Software Update function, the description says "This version also improves overall stability and performance."

REALbasic 4 (Posted 12/13/2001 at 4:42 PM)
REALbasic 4 is now scheduled to ship in January 2002.

Alarm Clock Pro 4.5 (Posted 12/12/2001 at 6:40 PM)
Alarm Clock Pro 4.5 includes numerous upgrades (listed below) as well as a new to do list.

Ircle 3.1b12 (Posted 12/12/2001 at 11:08 AM)
Ircle 3.1b12 is available and includes native support for Mac OS X.

MacWorld Keynote (Posted 12/12/2001 at 9:41 AM)
This years MacWorld San Francisco keynote will be moved up to Monday, January 7th instead of its normal Tuesday.

Web Dumper (Posted 12/11/2001 at 10:27 AM)
Web Dumper allows you to dump the contents of a web site to a local folder and is available for both Mac OS and Mac OS X.

MaxBulk Mailer (Posted 12/11/2001 at 10:04 AM)
MaxBuld Mailer is available for both Mac OS Classic and Mac OS X and allows you to send bulk mail and do mail merges.

iPod Software Updater 1.0.2 (Posted 12/11/2001 at 9:58 AM)
Apple released the iPod Software Updater with the following updates: "iPod now supports additional languages, including Spanish, Italian, and Dutch. Power management in low battery conditions has been improved."

ICQ 3.0 (Posted 12/11/2001 at 9:55 AM)
ICQ 3.0 has been released for Mac OS X.

AOL for Mac OS X (Posted 12/11/2001 at 9:51 AM)
AOL for Mac OS X is now out of beta and available for download.

Entourage Email Archive 1.7 (Posted 12/10/2001 at 3:04 PM)
Entourage Email Archive allows you to archive your email from Entourage to the Finder, text or tab-text.

Newtourage (Posted 12/10/2001 at 9:40 AM)
Newtourage allows you to sync your Newton with Entourage and is now available for use with Entourage X as well as Entourage 2001.

Intacct Accounting (Posted 12/10/2001 at 9:33 AM)
The Intacct accounting system is an enterprise system made on the Internet for small to medium sized businesses.

Watson (Posted 12/7/2001 at 4:32 PM)
Watson will search the internet for many different types of information and display them for you.

StealthSignal (Posted 12/7/2001 at 4:07 PM)
StealthSignal will transmit a signal from your laptop to the internet and can help police track your laptop if stolen. It is now available for the Mac.

DeliveryMage (Posted 12/7/2001 at 4:03 PM)
DeliveryMage is a software distribution system designed to operate across multiple platforms, including "Classic" Mac OS and Mac OS X.

Filemaker 5.5 Updaters (Posted 12/7/2001 at 2:27 PM)
Filemaker has released 5.5v2 updaters for Filemaker Pro and a 5.5v3 updater for the web companion.

QuickPopup (Posted 12/7/2001 at 11:01 AM)
QuickPopup is an easy way to communicate with everybody on your office, school and home network.

OmniWeb 4.0.6 (Posted 12/7/2001 at 9:55 AM)
OmniWeb has released version 4.0.6 which includes bug fixes and other enhancements including improved support for Mac OS X 10.1.

Steve Jobs speaks on the proposed Microsoft settlement (Posted 12/7/2001 at 9:50 AM)
A article has Steve Jobs' comments on a Microsoft proposal to give millions of dollars in software to public schools and in the end help them to take control of the education market.

Sync Entourage X to your Palm (Posted 12/6/2001 at 10:40 AM)
A set of Applescripts for syncing Entourage X to the Palm is available at AppleScript Central. This is meant as a temporary solution until Palm releases their OS X native version.

Mac OS 9.2.2 (Posted 12/5/2001 at 8:53 PM)
Apple has released an update to Mac OS 9.2.2 which improves Classic application compatibility in Mac OS X and delivers updated support for Macintosh systems that are based on the PowerPC G3 or G4 processor. It is available via software update.

Entourage X (Posted 12/5/2001 at 8:51 PM)
Microsoft has released an update to Entourage X to fix a problem connecting to Hotmail.

MacWorld Expo giveaway (Posted 12/5/2001 at 8:43 PM)
MacDirectory announced a MacWorld Expo giveaway of more than $35,000 worth of computer equipment from Apple Computer, Palm, Aquent, CE Software, Canon, Kensington and many more. There is not purchase necessary for this promotion.

Password Retriever 2.6 (Posted 12/5/2001 at 8:40 PM)
Password Retriever 2.6 has been updated and includes bug fixes as well as some new featrues.

Virtual PC 5.0 (Posted 12/5/2001 at 8:28 AM)
Virtual PC 5.0 has been released and supports both Mac OS 9 and X.

iDVD 2.05 Update (Posted 12/5/2001 at 8:27 AM)
An iDV D 2.05 update has been released by Apple and includes enhancements to the burning process, corrects a situation where some files would mistakenly be identified as iDVD 2 documents and more.

Netbarrier X 10.0 (Posted 12/5/2001 at 8:23 AM)
Netbarrier X is now available for Mac OS X and has been fully rewritten as a Cocoa application.

MacBreakZ! 3.0 (Posted 12/5/2001 at 8:22 AM)
MacBreakZ!, now available for Mac OS X, is a personal ergonomic assistant which monitors your keyboard and mouse activity and helps you structure your computer use in a healthy manner which prevents computer-related injuries from developing.

Final Cut Pro 3 (Posted 12/4/2001 at 8:09 PM)
Apple announced that Final Cut Pro 3 is now available and runs on both Mac OS 9 and X.

Password Retriever 2.5 (Posted 12/4/2001 at 2:43 PM)
Password Retriever 2.5 is now available with numerous enhancements and added features.

Flat-panel iMacs (Posted 12/4/2001 at 2:25 PM)
The rumors keep coming on flat panel iMacs finally being released as this story seems to confirm.

SynchronEyes 2.0 (Posted 12/4/2001 at 2:12 PM)
SynchronEyes 2.0 uses a TCP/IP network to create a focused learning environment where instructors can monitor and control up to 40 Mac workstations from a single computer.

Mactracker 1.5 (Posted 12/3/2001 at 1:34 PM)
Mactracker 1.5 is now available and with updates to several of the hardware families.

Pocket Quicken 2.01 (Posted 12/3/2001 at 1:31 PM)
Pocket Quicken 2.01 is available in a Mac compatible version so you can synchronize it with Quicken Deluxe 2001 and later.

Maine DOE iBook Deal (Posted 12/3/2001 at 1:29 PM)
Rumors are that Apple may close a deal with the Maine Department of Education for 30,000 iBooks.

After Effects 5.5 (Posted 12/3/2001 at 1:26 PM)
After Effects 5.5 has been release and include native Mac OS X support as well as other enhancements.

Revival 1.0.6 (Posted 12/3/2001 at 1:25 PM)
Revival is a back and synchronization utility for Mac OS X.

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