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February 2002 Archived News

NewsMac (Posted 2/28/2002 at 9:14 AM)
NewsMac is a new Mac OS X application that allows you to get the latest news headlines from all your favorite Mac, industry and world news web sites.

EtherPeet 4.1 for Mac OS X (Posted 2/28/2002 at 9:08 AM)
EtherPeek is Ethernet network traffic and protocol analyzer which is now available for Mac OS X.

PowerGuardian (Posted 2/28/2002 at 9:05 AM)
PowerGuardian runs on Mac OS X and will monitor UPS backups which have a USB interface or use a USB to Serial converter.

Auto File Execution Vulnerability (Posted 2/28/2002 at 8:57 AM)
As noted on the Mac can be vulnerable through the AutoStart mechanism of Quicktime is you are running either Mac OS 9.x or Mac OS X with Classic. Disabling AutoStart can fix this vulnerability.

QueueSyncX 1.31b2 (Posted 2/27/2002 at 4:35 PM)
QueueSync is an Entourage X conduit which works with Palm Desktop 4.0, we have not used this so it should be used with caution.

Final Cut Pro 3.0.1 (Posted 2/27/2002 at 3:53 PM)
Apple has updated Final Cut Pro to version 3.0.1 with a fix for a problem that is manifested on some dual-processor Macs, which could unexpectedly quit when Final Cut Pro 3.0 was installed on Mac OS X.

Autologin (Posted 2/27/2002 at 3:49 PM)
Autologin is a preference pane for Mac OS X which will automatically mount shares upon login.

Email Magician 1.5 (Posted 2/27/2002 at 3:29 PM)
The latest version of Email Magician more than doubles the number of spam filters of previous versions.

Password Retriever 3.0 (Posted 2/27/2002 at 3:27 PM)
Password Retriever 3.0 is an update to the password storage utility.

FaxSTF X 10.0.3 (Posted 2/27/2002 at 3:24 PM)
An update to FaxSTF has been released which addressed many problems including high processor usage.

Newton MessagePad 2100 for Sale (Posted 2/26/2002 at 5:22 PM)
We are also selling a Newton 2100 (upgraded) on eBay, so for those who are interested, put your bid in now.

Palm VII for Sale (Posted 2/26/2002 at 4:20 PM)
We are currently selling our trusty Palm VII on eBay. If you are interested in bidding, you can view the auction.

iMSafe (Posted 2/26/2002 at 10:03 AM)
iMSafe is an incremental backup utility written in Cocoa for Mac OS X.

Impasse (Posted 2/26/2002 at 10:01 AM)
Impasse is a front end to Apple's built in firewall in Mac OS X.

LaunchBar for Mac OS X (Posted 2/26/2002 at 9:41 AM)
LaunchBar provides fast access to thousands of files, web-bookmarks, email-addresses and applications by entering short abbreviations.

MaxMenus (Posted 2/26/2002 at 9:10 AM)
MaxMenus is a new utility for Mac OS X that adds powerful, flexible menus.

MoonMenu 1.8 (Posted 2/25/2002 at 9:28 PM)
MoonMenu is an application that allows users to analyze lunar data like lunation, lunar phase, illumination, moon age, and upcoming quarter predictions.

New Hardware/Software Deals from Apple (Posted 2/25/2002 at 9:26 PM)
Apple has announced some new hardware and software deals called Design Values and Cool Pix.

Family Address Book for Mac OS X (Posted 2/25/2002 at 11:34 AM)
Katoemba Software has released the OS X version of Family Address Book, an organizer for all your contacts.

GoLive 6.0 and LiveMotion 2.0 (Posted 2/25/2002 at 9:10 AM)
Adobe's GoLive 6.0 and LiveMotion 2.0 are are now available immediately.

Ximian Evolution 1.0 (Posted 2/25/2002 at 9:07 AM)
As noted on, Ximian Evolution 1.0 is a personal and workgroup information management solution for Linux and UNIX and offers Exchange capabilities. It could be a potential solution for the lack of an OS X native exchange client.

Mac OS X and Surround Sound (Posted 2/25/2002 at 8:55 AM)
An Apple article on Mac OS X and its multi-channel audio capabilities.

TextSpresso 2.0b1 (Posted 2/25/2002 at 8:50 AM)
TextSpresso version 2.0b1 is the first version to run natively on Mac OS X with an updated user interface that takes advantage of the Aqua look and feel.

Photoshop 7 for Mac OS X Review (Posted 2/25/2002 at 8:44 AM) has a review of the new version of Photoshop.

Desktastic (Posted 2/24/2002 at 4:27 PM)
Desktastic is a Mac OS X application that allows you to draw directly on the desktop using your mouse.

PowerMail 3.1.2 (Posted 2/24/2002 at 4:22 PM)
CTM released PowerMail 3.1.2 for Mac OS 9 and X which includes a range of new features.

Adobe Photoshop 7.0 for Mac OS X (Posted 2/24/2002 at 4:20 PM)
Adobe unveiled the new version of Photoshop with support for Mac OS X.

Microsoft and Apple Agreement (Posted 2/22/2002 at 8:38 AM)
The Microsoft/Apple Agreement from almost 5 years ago is about to run out.

iMac Sales Looking Up (Posted 2/21/2002 at 3:13 PM)
According to this article, analysts believe that sales of the new iMac are strong so far.

PageMaker 7.0.1 (Posted 2/21/2002 at 8:57 AM)
Adobe has released an update to PageMaker which mostly contains bug fixes.

Pangea Software Needs Your Help (Posted 2/21/2002 at 8:55 AM)
Pangea Software, Mac-only developer of Nanosaur, Bugdom, Cro-Mag Rally and Otto Matic, is requesting that everyone write a letter to CompUSA requesting they carry their games.

FileMaker Pro Showcase (Posted 2/21/2002 at 8:49 AM)
FileMaker and d-Werks are holding a showcase at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to highlight the use of FileMaker in the entertainment industry.

A Better Finder Rename version 4.4 (Posted 2/20/2002 at 3:53 PM)
A Better Finder Rename has been updated to version 4.4 and allows the original file names to be saved to a document for future reference.

Otto Matic 1.1 (Posted 2/20/2002 at 11:55 AM)
Pangea software has released version 1.1 of their action game, Otto Matic.

KidzMouse (Posted 2/20/2002 at 11:51 AM)
As noted in MacCentral, KidzMouse is a line of mice designed for children inteh shape of bugs, animals, etc.

Font Reserve 3.0 (Posted 2/20/2002 at 11:50 AM)
The font management utility, Font Reserve, has been updated to version 3.0 with support for Mac OS X.

Symantec Updates (Posted 2/20/2002 at 11:43 AM)
Symantec has updated its products and include Mac OS X support. The updated products include Norton Antivirus 8.0, Norton Personal Firewall for Mac OS 2.0, Norton Internet Security for Macintosh 2.0, Norton Utilities for Macintosh 7.0 and Norton SystemWorks for Macintosh 2.0.

Adium 1.5 (Posted 2/20/2002 at 10:17 AM)
O'Grady's PowerPage on the release of Adium 1.5.

Apple Stores a Goldmine (Posted 2/20/2002 at 10:13 AM)
A BusinessWeek article states that Apple could tweak their retail stores to turn them into "gold mines".

Mac OS X 10.1.3 available via Software Update (Posted 2/19/2002 at 6:49 PM)
Mac OS X 10.1.3 is out and now available via software update.

IconBuilder 3.1 (Posted 2/19/2002 at 4:05 PM)
IconBuilder has been updated to version 3.1 which expands its feature set for the professional icon designer by adding support for Windows XP.

Email Magician 1.4 (Posted 2/19/2002 at 10:28 AM)
Email Magician, the email utility for Eudora, has been updated to version 1.4 and adds options to export Eudora mailboxes to FileMaker Pro.

Symantec SystemWorks for X (Posted 2/19/2002 at 9:09 AM)
Symantec is planning to release a version of its SystemWorks bundle for Mac OS X according to the article.

GoLive 6 and Photoshop 7 (Posted 2/19/2002 at 9:06 AM) has some new information on the pending release of GoLive 6 and Photoshop 7.

David Coursey on the Mac (Posted 2/19/2002 at 8:46 AM)
David Coursey, who forced himself to use the Mac for a month, says he is getting tired of telling Windows bigots the wonders of the Macintosh.

Harpoon 3.4.1b2 (Posted 2/19/2002 at 8:41 AM)
Harpoon 3.4.1b2 is an update to the Mac OS X version of the game wich many improvements including speed.

Satellite Internet Access (Posted 2/19/2002 at 8:37 AM)
It appears that satellite internet access may be coming to the Mac, via Hughes, through a gateway which allows you to share you connection on your network.

Quark to InDesign Upgrade (Posted 2/19/2002 at 8:36 AM)
Adobe is offers users of Quark an upgrade to In Design by way of a $300 rebate.

Lanier 5618 (Posted 2/18/2002 at 3:05 PM)
Lanier has a multifunction digital copier/printer/fax which is Mac compatible.

USB Overdrive 10.0.0b3 (Posted 2/18/2002 at 11:29 AM)
USB Overdrive has been updated to version 10.0.0b3 for Mac OS X.

ChronoSync (Posted 2/18/2002 at 11:26 AM)
ChronoSync is a data management application that allows you to efficiently synchronize files and folders from one disk location to another.

Washington Post: iMac is easy on the User as Well as the Eyes (Posted 2/18/2002 at 11:23 AM)
A Washington Post article calls the iMac's "radical redesign easy on the user as well as the eyes".

Media 100 i Version 8 (Posted 2/18/2002 at 11:15 AM)
Media 100 has released a Mac OS X native version of their digital video solution.

DeBabelizer Pro 5 (Posted 2/18/2002 at 9:55 AM)
DeBabilizer Pro 5 is now available for Mac OS X and should process faster in the Mac OS X environment.

OmniPage Pro X (Posted 2/18/2002 at 9:54 AM)
OmniPage Pro X has been released and as its name suggests, it runs natively on Mac OS X.

SETI control (Posted 2/16/2002 at 12:43 PM)
SETI control is a freeware application to control the Darwin (command line) version of the SETI@home application.

Mac vs. PC Web Site Updated (Posted 2/14/2002 at 9:57 PM)
Over 100 new reports and studies have been added to Mac consultant John Droz Jr.'s Mac vs. PC web site.

SymmetryWorks (Posted 2/14/2002 at 9:51 PM)
SymmetryWorks is a Mac OS X productivity plug-in for creating patterns, ornaments, backgrounds, etc. in Adobe Illustrator.

Quickmail Pro 3.0 (Posted 2/14/2002 at 9:35 PM)
Quickmail has been updated and will now run natively on Mac OS X.

MenuCalendar (Posted 2/13/2002 at 9:30 AM)
MenuCalendar displays a calendar when you click on its menu icon.

MacASP (Posted 2/13/2002 at 9:24 AM)
MacASP is a cgi which adds server side processing to the Mac and now adds support for Mac OS X.

QuickTime 6 (Posted 2/12/2002 at 5:32 PM)
Apple previewed Quicktime 6, with MPEG-4 support, at the QuickTime Live conference today.

iMac Videos (Posted 2/12/2002 at 9:16 AM)
Some Pixar produced iMac videos are now available.

Complete Legal Collection 2002 (Posted 2/12/2002 at 9:10 AM)
Broderbund has a legal bundle available for the Mac called Complete Legal Collection 2002.

Opera 5 beta 4 for Mac OS X (Posted 2/12/2002 at 9:09 AM)
Opera has updated its browser with a new beta, Opera 5 beta 4 is available for download.

Alarm Clock Pro 5 (Posted 2/12/2002 at 8:48 AM)
Alarm Clock Pro 5 has been released by Koingo Software.

Kids GoGoGo X 5.0.1 (Posted 2/11/2002 at 9:44 AM)
Kids GoGoGo X is a web filter application which runs on Mac OS X.

MT-NewsWatcher 3.2 (Posted 2/11/2002 at 9:42 AM)
MT-NewWatcher is now available for Mac OS X.

Quicktime Live 2002 (Posted 2/8/2002 at 11:04 AM)
Quicktime Live 2002 is scheduled for next week in Beverly Hills.

Coolcam 2.2 (Posted 2/8/2002 at 11:01 AM)
Coolcam has been updated with the release of version 2.2 including a new Java-based Webcam applet to display your image, enhanced motion sensors with customizable actions, enhanced timelapse movie archiving and other new features.

iMate and gPort drivers (Posted 2/8/2002 at 10:55 AM)
Griffin Technology has released Mac OS X drivers for their iMate and gPort devices.

Apple/Genentech BLAST (Posted 2/7/2002 at 2:00 PM)
Apple announced that Apple/Genentech BLAST is up to five times faster than the standard BLAST implementation, the popular bioinformatics tool from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

Email Magician 1.3 (Posted 2/7/2002 at 11:52 AM)
Email Magician is a utility for Eudora with the update adding a Spammer Address Collection option and four new types of spam filters.

Toast Titanium 5.1.2 (Posted 2/7/2002 at 11:06 AM)
Roxio has released a Toast Titanium 5.1.2 updater.

Apple' s Role in the UNIX World (Posted 2/7/2002 at 11:02 AM) article on Apple's role in the UNIX world.

Network Security Updater (Posted 2/7/2002 at 9:15 AM)
Microsoft has released a network security updater for Office v.X to fix a security hole in their network registration check.

MacDopplerPRO (Posted 2/7/2002 at 9:10 AM)
MacDopplerPRO can track up to 32 satellites and is available for both Mac OS classic and Mac OS X.

Apple Design Awards (Posted 2/6/2002 at 4:06 PM)
Apple has announced their 7th annual Apple Design Awards focussing exclusively on Mac OS X.

PowerBook versus iBook (Posted 2/6/2002 at 9:10 AM)
A MacCentral article comparing the PowerBook G4 against the iBook, including the new 14" screen model.

Boingo (Posted 2/5/2002 at 10:03 AM)
A article on Sky Dayton, of Earthlink fame, and his new venture into wireless networking.

Morphon XML editor (Posted 2/5/2002 at 10:00 AM)
Morphon XML editor is, as it sounds, an XML editor which is written in Java and supports Mac OS classic and X.

Pocket Quicken Public Beta (Posted 2/5/2002 at 9:58 AM)
There is a public beta version of Pocket Quicken with support for Mac OS X.

Palm OS 5 beta (Posted 2/5/2002 at 9:51 AM)
Palm is releasing a beta of their new Palm OS operating system with better multimedia capabilities.

Mozilla 0.9.8 (Posted 2/5/2002 at 9:49 AM)
The latest build of Mozilla features a better Aqua interface and speed improvements on Mac OS X.

Filemaker Mobile 2 (Posted 2/5/2002 at 9:00 AM)
Filemaker Mobile 2 has been released by Filemaker with new features and support for Mac OS X.

Lineage Online RPG (Posted 2/4/2002 at 3:20 PM)
Lineage online RPG is now available for Mac OS X as a beta.

Shockwave 8.5.1 for Mac OS X (Posted 2/4/2002 at 3:16 PM)
Shockwave is now available for Mac OS X.

BusinessWeek Online: Finally, a No-Hassle, No Strain Computer (Posted 2/4/2002 at 3:14 PM)
A article on the new iMac.

ZDNet: Why I just love the new iMac (Posted 2/4/2002 at 3:11 PM)
ZDNet article on a Windows user trying the new iMac.

MacTFTP Client 1.1 (Posted 2/4/2002 at 11:09 AM)
MacTFTP Client is, as its name applies, a TFTP client and is available in both classic and carbon flavors.

Adobe's New Lineup (Posted 2/4/2002 at 9:50 AM)
Apple on Adobe's new lineup of applications available for Mac OS X.

Palm compared to Apple (Posted 2/4/2002 at 9:43 AM)
A article which compares Palm to Apple in its current battle with Microsoft.

Pixelpalooza 2002 (Posted 2/4/2002 at 9:28 AM) has started their yearly Pixelpalooza icon contest with entries being accepted through April 1, 2002.

Adium (Posted 2/4/2002 at 9:22 AM)
Adium is a third party AOL Instant Messenger application.

Go2Mac (Posted 2/4/2002 at 9:19 AM) is undergoing a transition and it appears that it will become

Duality 3.0 (Posted 2/1/2002 at 4:51 PM)
Duality is a theme changer for Mac OS X and can check for themes online.

Iconata 1.0.5 (Posted 2/1/2002 at 4:26 PM)
Iconata is an icon editing program for Mac OS X.

Photoshop 7 for Mac OS X (Posted 2/1/2002 at 2:47 PM)
Rumors are that Photoshop 7 with Mac OS X compatibility may be on track for a March release.

Type/Creator Database - 2002 (Posted 2/1/2002 at 2:39 PM)
Type/Creator Database has been updated with almost 5,500 new codes in the 2002 version.

Troi Dialog Plug-in 3.0.2 (Posted 2/1/2002 at 12:15 PM)
Troi Automatisering has released an update to their Troi Dialog Plug-in for Filemaker Pro.

Apple wins a Grammy (Posted 2/1/2002 at 10:53 AM)
Apple Computer has been awarded a grammy for contributions to the recording field.

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