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May 2002 Archived News

Apple Store Locator 1.3 (Posted 5/31/2002 at 3:43 PM)
Apple Store Locator 1.3 is a small app to quickly find the nearest Apple retail store.

TeamDiagram 1.0.0 (Posted 5/31/2002 at 3:40 PM)
TeamDiagram 1.0.0 is a simple diagramming and charting tool for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.

Installer Vise 8.0 for Mac OS X (Posted 5/31/2002 at 10:25 AM)
Installer Vise 8.0 has been released and is available for Mac OS 9 and X.

IPNetTunerX (Posted 5/31/2002 at 12:56 AM)
IPNetTunerX is a modest application that allows you to optimize TCP/IP network performance.

BusinessWeek on Xserve (Posted 5/31/2002 at 12:53 AM)
MacCentral discusses a BusinessWeek article on the new Xserve.

Trash X 1.4 (Posted 5/31/2002 at 12:48 AM)
Trash X is a fully functional trashcan for Mac OS X which functions just like the classic Mac OS Trashcan.

Change Printer Plug-In 2.0 (Posted 5/31/2002 at 12:46 AM)
The Change Printer Plug-In for FileMaker allows you to automatically change printer drivers within your scripts.

Calmeno a 'true contender for Exchange' (Posted 5/31/2002 at 12:44 AM)
Calmeno is Personal Information Management (PIM) system and is based entirely on open industry standards such as IMAP, LDAP and SyncML, runs on industry-strength UNIX.

Microsoft Feedback Page (Posted 5/30/2002 at 1:19 AM)
Microsoft has released a feedback page for Mac products.

Filemaker Mobile 2 Companion (Posted 5/30/2002 at 1:09 AM)
FileMaker released Mobile 2 Companion for the Palm OS which allows you to transfer and synchronize data between FileMaker Pro 5.5 v2 databases on desktop computers and Palm OS handhelds.

Real Player for Mac OS X (Posted 5/29/2002 at 1:20 AM)
Real Player may be coming to Mac OS X soon according to this rumor.

Login Items Engine 1.0 (Posted 5/29/2002 at 1:14 AM)
Login Items Engine is a utility for Mac OS X that will allow you to launch items automatically by dragging them to a folder.

iMate Driver (Posted 5/29/2002 at 1:12 AM)
A new version of the iMate driver has been released.

Chimera 0.2.8 (Posted 5/29/2002 at 1:08 AM)
An update to the alternative web browswer, Chimera, has been released with more features completed.

Mactracker X 1.7.1 (Posted 5/24/2002 at 9:41 AM)
An update to Mactracker X is now available for download which includes new hardware released by Apple.

Impasse 1.2.3 (Posted 5/24/2002 at 9:38 AM)
Impasse is a Firewall front-end for Mac OS X 10.1 written with two design goals: ease of use and intelligence.

Share My Desktop (Posted 5/24/2002 at 9:32 AM)
Share My Desktop is a wrapper for OSXvnc which makes it much easier to setup on your own, simply click a button. OSXvnc allows you to control your machine remotely using VNC.

Deimos Rising 1.0.1 (Posted 5/24/2002 at 9:30 AM)
Deimos Rising 1.0.1 adds native support for game controllers under both Mac OS 8/9 and Mac OS X, enables the cheat codes, and fixes a few minor bugs.

Eudora 5.1.1 beta 23 for Mac OS X (Posted 5/24/2002 at 9:28 AM)
Qualcomm has posted new beta versions of Eudora 5.1.1 including beta 22 for Mac OS and 23 for Mac OS X.

A School's Cost of Going Wintel (Posted 5/24/2002 at 9:26 AM)
An interview with a teacher on a schools true cost of going to Wintel.

Microsoft Fighting Open Source (Posted 5/24/2002 at 9:21 AM)
Microsoft is trying to convince the department of defense that the use of open source software is not only a security risk but threatens its own intellectual property.

Jobs on Doubling Market Share (Posted 5/24/2002 at 9:19 AM)
Steve Jobs talks about Apple and increasing market share.

QueueSync X 1.4.0b11 (Posted 5/23/2002 at 6:46 PM)
QueueSync X has an update available for download.

Keyspan USB to Serial (Posted 5/22/2002 at 6:17 PM)
Keyspan has released an update to the driver for their USB to Serial converter.

Netscape 7.0 Preview Release 1 (Posted 5/22/2002 at 6:16 PM)
A preview release of Netscape 7.0 is now available for download.

Palm eBook Studio (Posted 5/22/2002 at 6:13 PM)
Palm eBook Studio creates eBooks that can be read by the Palm Reader and Palm Reader Pro software on Palm OS or Pocket PC handhelds.

Watson 1.5.3 (Posted 5/21/2002 at 9:32 AM)
Watson has been updated with the addition of new Version Tracker, Translation, Reference, and Meerkat News plug-ins, Watson now packs sixteen time-saving, productivity-enhancing Aqua interfaces.

The Sims: Hot Date (Posted 5/21/2002 at 9:06 AM)
The Hot Date expansion pack for the Sims is coming to the Mac soon.

Mac OS X Putting Squeeze on Linux (Posted 5/21/2002 at 9:05 AM)
The article says that Linux recently got a "new round of thrashing" from another competitor to Linux on the desktop: Mac OS X.

Trade Strategist (Posted 5/20/2002 at 1:33 PM)
Trade Strategist allows users to combine the technical indicators found on sites like into trading strategies.

Alarm Clock Pro 5.5 (Posted 5/20/2002 at 11:18 AM)
Alarm Clock Pro has released a large update including many new features and bug fixes.

OSXFAQ.COM Seminar (Posted 5/20/2002 at 10:13 AM)
OSXFAQ.COM is presenting: How to Become a Mac OS X Power User, an all-day seminar with bestselling author Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus.

FrameMaker 7.0 (Posted 5/20/2002 at 10:10 AM)
Adobe has released FrameMaker 7.0 for Mac OS 8/9/X (Classic) which expands the XML support.

New iBooks (Posted 5/20/2002 at 10:00 AM)
Apple released new iBooks today with 600Mhz and 700Mhz versions in similar configurations to previous models.

OmniGraffle 2.03 (Posted 5/20/2002 at 9:58 AM)
OmniGraffle has been updated which includes some new features and fixes.

MacEyesX 1.0 (Posted 5/20/2002 at 9:54 AM)
MacEyesX 1.0 is a freeware application that puts eyes in the menu bar which follow your mouse.

PopChar X for Mac OS X (Posted 5/17/2002 at 5:02 PM)
PopChar X is now available for Mac OS X from the new Macility brand.

Americal Online 2(4c) for Mac OS X (Posted 5/17/2002 at 9:35 AM)
The lastest version of America Online is available for Mac OS X and includes a unique "aquafied" look, the Netscape Gecko browser engine, HTML mail and more.

Impasse 1.2.2 (Posted 5/17/2002 at 9:33 AM)
Impasse, a GUI front end to Apple's built in firewall, has been upated to version 1.2.2.

OSX Template for Filemaker Pro (Posted 5/17/2002 at 9:12 AM)
The OSX Template Set includes six flavors of the interface including the traditional aqua and graphite.

Status of Real Player (Posted 5/17/2002 at 9:10 AM)
This response gives an idea of when we might see a version of Real Player for Mac OS X.

UNIX Server for the Masses (Posted 5/17/2002 at 8:57 AM)
This ZDNet article talks about how the Xserve is a UNIX server for the masses discussing its ease of use and low price.

Astro 1.1 (Posted 5/16/2002 at 11:57 AM)
Astro is a FileMaker Pro solution that can catalogue your volumes (CD's, Zip's or even harddisks) and can create thumbnails from image files (currently pict, gif, jpeg and tiff).

Wired on Apple's iApps Strategy (Posted 5/16/2002 at 9:35 AM)
This wired article compares Apple's iApps strategy to Microsoft's strategy of bundling everything into Windows.

Dock Menu Plug-in (Posted 5/16/2002 at 9:30 AM)
The Dock Menu Plug-in allows you to create application menus for dock items in REALbasic projects.

Snapz Pro X 1.0.3 (Posted 5/16/2002 at 9:26 AM)
Snapz Pro X has been updated to version 1.0.3 which adds additional localizations, automates license code fetching, and fixes a few minor bugs.

Xserve Demonstration in Quicktime (Posted 5/15/2002 at 7:30 PM)
Apple has posted the Xserve demonstration in QuickTime format for those who would like to see it.

A Better Finder RENAME 4.6 (Posted 5/15/2002 at 3:51 PM)
The update to A Better Finder RENAME allows file names to be based on the date and time of the last modification or the creation of the file.

Learning Unix for Mac OS X (Posted 5/15/2002 at 9:25 AM)
O'Reilly has a tutorial on learning Unix on Mac OS X.

The Perfect Companions: Xserve + Say What (Posted 5/15/2002 at 9:10 AM)
In the headless environment of the Xserve, our Say What application can be a great companion. Allowing you to remotely launch applications, AppleScripts and documents with only the use of a web browser. Download your copy today!

Third Party Support of Xserve (Posted 5/15/2002 at 9:05 AM)
Apple has a press release quoting third party developers such as Oracle, Sybase, HP, Adobe, 4D, Dantz, FileMaker and Platform who have committed their support for the Xserve. on Apple's New Xserve (Posted 5/14/2002 at 5:12 PM)
A article on the new rack mounted server released by Apple today call the Xserve. on Apple's New Xserve (Posted 5/14/2002 at 12:24 PM)
A article on the new rack mounted server released by Apple today call the Xserve.

Xserve Details (Posted 5/14/2002 at 12:12 PM)
Apple now has a page on their web site for the new rack mounted, fully redundant Xserve server.

Apple Releases Xserve (Posted 5/14/2002 at 11:15 AM)
Apple has released a rack mounted server called Xserve which ranges in pricing from $2999 to $3999. More details to come...

The History of Cocoa (Posted 5/14/2002 at 10:16 AM)
This O'Reilly article discusses the history of Cocoa and how it came to be part of Mac OS X.

MBU Interview (Posted 5/14/2002 at 9:28 AM)
Macworld has an interview with Kevin Browne of Microsoft's Mac Business Unit. One point that we all were waiting for is the Palm Sync Conduit for Entourage is "currently" scheduled to ship with their service release in late May or early June.

FileMaker Pro 5.5v4 Web Companion (Posted 5/14/2002 at 9:05 AM)
Filemaker has released an update to its Web Companion for FileMaker Pro to address a security issue.

QuickPopup 3.0.1 (Posted 5/14/2002 at 8:45 AM)
QuickPopup is a cross platform messaging tool which allows users to exchange popup messages over corporate, school and home networks without connecting to the Internet.

Vindigo 2.0 (Posted 5/13/2002 at 5:09 PM)
Vindigo, the Palm OS "personal navigator" service, is now avaiable for Mac OS X and Palm Desktop 4.0.

Netscape 6.2.3 (Posted 5/13/2002 at 9:45 AM)
Netscape has released an updated version of their browser for Mac OS X.

ResPloder 1.6 (Posted 5/13/2002 at 9:41 AM)
ResPloder explodes a Macintosh file into a folder where the data fork becomes a file called data.frk and the resource fork becomes a series of folders.

America Online X (Posted 5/13/2002 at 9:38 AM)
American Online X has posted a new beta release.

Mac OS X at Pixar (Posted 5/10/2002 at 8:44 PM)
An article about the increased Mac use at Pixar.

iPod Software Updater 1.1 (Posted 5/10/2002 at 8:40 PM)
Apple released a software updater for the iPod which adds audio playback and user interface improvements, equalization presets, shuffle by album, track scrubbing, Contacts and additional languages.

Alarm Clock Pro 5.4 (Posted 5/10/2002 at 8:38 PM)
Alarm Clock Pro has been given a facelift based on comments received.

4-Sight Fax for Mac OS X (Posted 5/9/2002 at 10:30 AM)
4-Sight Fax is now available for Mac OS X in a beta version.

Bluetooth Technology Preview 2 (Posted 5/9/2002 at 8:53 AM)
Apple has released version 2 of their technology preview of Bluetooth which includes the ability to pair with devices other than phones, 2Byte characters preserved when transferring files and the ability to create outgoing serial ports.

SCSI RAID products from ADTX (Posted 5/9/2002 at 8:30 AM)
SCSI RAID products from ADTX provide data protection at price levels that schools can afford. All systems feature hot swap hard drives, a hardware based RAID controller and start as low as $1,949 for a complete system which includes a 120 GB (80 GB usable in a RAID level 5 configuration) system, appropriate SCSI card and cable.

Email Magician 1.6.8 (Posted 5/9/2002 at 8:29 AM)
Email Magician 1.6.8 increases the number of spam filters, and enhances the new Valid Accounts Filter introduced in 1.6.

iPhoto 1.1.1 (Posted 5/9/2002 at 8:28 AM)
Apple has released iPhoto 1.1.1 with the following new features:
" email your photos using Apple Mail
" adjust brightness and contrast to improve the appearance of your photo
" retain and display EXIF data (image and camera information about each photo)
" automatically create an album by dragging a folder of photos into the Photo Library list
" import directly from a Photo CD or Picture CD
" import a group of photos as separate film rolls by dragging a folder with subfolders into the photo viewing area
" set your desktop image from within iPhoto
" set your screen saver from within iPhoto

TimeCopy Conduit (Posted 5/7/2002 at 1:46 AM)
This Mac OS X conduit will sync the time on your Palm.

SOAP for REALbasic (Posted 5/7/2002 at 1:42 AM)
This REALbasic plugin allows you to develop a SOAP client in REALbasic.

OmniWeb 4.1b6 (Posted 5/7/2002 at 1:41 AM)
OmniWeb 4.1b6 is now available for download.

OpenBase SQL 7.0. (Posted 5/7/2002 at 1:30 AM)
OpenBase released OpenBase SQL 7.0.6 for Mac OS X, Sun Solaris, Linux and Microsoft Windows platforms.

Preview "Jaguar" (Posted 5/7/2002 at 1:26 AM)
Apple has a page with a preview of the coming "Jaguar" release.

Apple Previews "Jaguar" (Posted 5/7/2002 at 1:23 AM)
Apple previewed the next release of Mac OS X, code named "Jaguar" to developers.

Que! USB CD-RW Driver for Mac OS X (Posted 5/4/2002 at 7:16 PM)
QPS has released a new driver for the Que! USB CD-RW drive, though they way it will not allow you to burn data disks via Toast but Disk Burner will work.

Pepper 4.01 (Posted 5/2/2002 at 6:35 PM)
Pepper is a text editor whose main principle is to help its user be as productive as possible.

iShell for Mac OS X (Posted 5/2/2002 at 6:34 PM)
iShell is a QuickTime-native multimedia authoring suite that enables the creation of customized media players that launch from a Web site.

AquaGrep 1.0 (Posted 5/2/2002 at 6:30 PM)
AquaGrep is a Mac OS X front-end to the Unix grep text search utility.

Putting a Mac in a PC House (Posted 5/2/2002 at 6:29 PM)
Here is a Mercury News article on setting up a new iMac and how simple and elegant it is.

Apple UDP/TCP Port Number (Posted 5/1/2002 at 9:29 AM)
As noted on, this Apple Knowledge Base article lists all the numbers which Apple uses.

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