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November 2003 Archived News

iSeek 1.0.1 (Posted 11/29/2003 at 2:21 PM)
iSeek has been updated and includes compatibility fixes for Panther among other things.

Koingo Software "Holiday Joy" Package (Posted 11/29/2003 at 2:18 PM)
Koingo Software has released a "Holiday Joy" Package which includes a full set of licenses to all of their software titles.

KidsBrowser 1.0 (Posted 11/29/2003 at 10:18 AM)
KidsBrowser is based on the Safari engine and provides parents with a browser that allows you to preset authorized webpages.

Shrook 1.3.2 (Posted 11/26/2003 at 12:21 PM)
Shrook has been updated and fixes some Panther-related display bugs and adds support for the feed: one click subscription standard.

Business Card Composer 2.0 (Posted 11/24/2003 at 10:32 PM)
Business Card Composer adds such features as the ability to search and use images from the Internet, order cards in online print shop, create custom paper layouts, generate ID cards for several people from Apple Address Book.

DiscBlaze 2.1 (Posted 11/24/2003 at 10:30 PM)
DiscBlaze has been updated and the CD/DVD burning burning utility for MacOS X adds the ability to create new DMG and ISO disc images.

VISE X (Posted 11/24/2003 at 10:29 PM)
VISE X is a new installer product designed exclusively for creating full-featured, visually stunning Mac OS X installers for any install situation.

CodeWarrior Development Studio (Posted 11/24/2003 at 9:47 PM)
CodeWarrior Development Studio has been updated with support for Panther.

Mark/Space Mail 2.0 for Palm OS (Posted 11/24/2003 at 9:45 PM)
Mark/Space Mail 2.0 adds Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Support, Rotated and Expanded Screen Size Support, Ledger View, and Auto-Purge as well as attachments.

QuicKeys X2 Panther update (Posted 11/24/2003 at 9:41 PM)
QuicKeys X2 has an update for Panther available.

Transmit 2.6.1 (Posted 11/22/2003 at 9:15 PM)
Transmit has been updated for Panther.

Adobe Acrobat 6.0.1 (Posted 11/22/2003 at 8:58 PM)
Adobe Acrobat has been updated and includes compatibility updates for Panther.

Macabinet 1.4.4 (Posted 11/22/2003 at 8:38 PM)
Macabinet is a convenient place to put files. It is a theme-able, highly customizable drawer where you can store whatever files you like.

Captain FTP 3.1 (Posted 11/22/2003 at 8:37 PM)
Captain FTP is improved and optimized for use with the newest Mac OS X Panther.

A Better Finder Rename 6.0 (Posted 11/22/2003 at 8:36 PM)
A Better Finder Rename 6.0 is now final and available for download.

iScooper 1.5 (Posted 11/22/2003 at 8:35 PM)
iScooper is an automatic media downloading application that enables users to download and browse batches of photos much faster and much more conveniently than they can with conventional web browsers.

Contact Keeper 4.2.1 (Posted 11/22/2003 at 8:33 PM)
Contact Keeper includes several new features, like being able to export to vCard format and sync your databases.

Security Update 2003-11-19 (Posted 11/20/2003 at 3:23 PM)
Security Update 2003-11-19 includes the following updated components: OpenSSL, zlib "gzprintf()" function. Available via Software Update.

Keyspan USB drivers for Panther (Posted 11/18/2003 at 9:58 AM)
Keyspan has released updated USB to Serial drivers for Mac OS X 10.3 Panther.

ShapeShifter 1.0 (Posted 11/18/2003 at 9:56 AM)
ShapeShifter lets you change the overall appearance of your Mac using 'themes'. Not just desktop backgrounds and icons but also the look of windows, menus, buttons, absolutely everything.

Final Cut Pro 4.1, Shake 3.0.1 and DVD Studio Pro 2.0.2 (Posted 11/18/2003 at 9:54 AM)
Apple has released new versions of Final Cut Pro, Shake and DVD Studio Pro which are Panther and G5 optimized.

Bluetooth 1.4.1 for Mac OS X (Posted 11/18/2003 at 9:51 AM)
Bluetooth 1.4.1 for Mac OS X provides enhanced stability for Bluetooth connections. This release also improves performance with human interface devices (HID) including enhancements to wake from sleep. It is available through Software Update.

Dual 1.8GHz PowerMac G5 (Posted 11/18/2003 at 9:23 AM)
Apple has released a new PowerMac G5 which has dual 1.8GHz PowerPC G5 processors.

20-inch iMac (Posted 11/18/2003 at 8:29 AM)
Apple has released a new version of the flat panel iMac that has a 20 inch display.

Groupcal 1.0 Public Beta (build 145) (Posted 11/17/2003 at 11:49 AM)
Groupcal can take full advantage of the all the group calendaring features of Exchange directly from Apple iCal and let you view and share your calendar schedules quickly, easily, and transparently with your coworkers running Outlook.

PMX 2.13 (Posted 11/17/2003 at 11:47 AM)
PMX, the project management application, has been updated and includes a a few minor enhancements as well as many bug fixes.

Ready,Set,Go! 7.6 (Posted 11/17/2003 at 11:46 AM)
Ready,Set,Go! has been updated and now includes support for Mac OS X.

xScope 1.0 (Posted 11/14/2003 at 11:37 AM)
xScope is a powerful set of tools that are ideal for measuring, aligning and inspecting on-screen graphics and layouts.

Mac OS X Utilities: Volume 1 (Posted 11/14/2003 at 9:48 AM)
Mac OS X Utilities: Volume 1 is a collection of Mac OS X utilities for burning CDs and DVDs, recording audio, File storage drawers, Icon organizing, Instant Messaging, Download managing and a multilingual word processor.

iPod for the holidays (Posted 11/14/2003 at 9:44 AM)
iPod for the holidays is an Apple site that talks about the iPod and gives tips to teenagers on how to convince their parents to get one.

DV Backup 1.1.5 (Posted 11/14/2003 at 9:41 AM)
DV Backup lets you use a digital camcorder (DV or Digital8, PAL or NTSC) to backup hard disk files. Capacity is up to 10GB per hour of tape, or 15GB if LP mode is used.

BBEdit 7.1 (Posted 11/13/2003 at 2:26 PM)
BBEdit 7.1 includes SSH, Rendezvous and the ability to preview HTML within BBEdit. The update is free to registered users of version 7.

CandyBar 1.6.1 (Posted 11/13/2003 at 11:11 AM)
CandyBar has been updated for compatibility with Mac OS X 10.3.1.

Speed Download 2.1 (Posted 11/12/2003 at 9:40 AM)
Speed Download has been updated and includes up to 50% faster overall performance and Mac OS X 10.3 compatibility.

You Software (Posted 11/12/2003 at 9:31 AM)
You Software is being launched by the founder of Extensis and Now Software to develop and market a complete line of productivity software that will fundamentally make the software you already own (such as operating systems and applications) easier to use and customize.

VirtualDesktop 2.3.14 (Posted 11/12/2003 at 9:27 AM)
VirtualDesktop gives you up to 100 extra desktops, each with its own set of windows. The lastest version is compatible with Mac OS X 10.3.

SimplyProjects 1.1.0 (Posted 11/12/2003 at 9:26 AM)
SimplyProjects is a project management system for small-scale and shareware software projects. Users can use SimplyProjects to enter and track feature requests, to-do tasks and bug reports on a per-project basis.

ScriptLinker 1.0 (Posted 11/12/2003 at 9:24 AM)
ScriptLinker takes advantage of AppleScript's new URL Protocol Support by allowing the user to quickly build clickable AppleScript links either in HTML format or specially formatted HTML for placement on's message boards.

iShelter 1.0 (Posted 11/12/2003 at 9:23 AM)
iShelter gives you the opportunity to easily backup/syncronize your data to another ssh enabled server simply by using drag and drop.

When dropping your files on iShelter the software find out wich parts that differs from the server backup, compress the files and transfer the them to your backupserver via ssh (secure shell) tunnels, making sure that your data is safely backed up ond invisible to prying eyes.

DomainTracker 1.0 (Posted 11/11/2003 at 11:22 AM)
DomainTracker allows you to keep track of all your domains and those you may want to aquire.

ConceptDraw Project (Posted 11/11/2003 at 11:19 AM)
ConceptDraw Project helps Mac and Windows users brainstorm, organize and manage projects of any size and length.

Doggiebox 1.0.5 (Posted 11/11/2003 at 11:16 AM)
Doggiebox is a versatile drum machine application for Mac OS X that empowers you to create and manipulate percussion-based songs.

SecuritySpy 1.0b35 (Posted 11/11/2003 at 11:14 AM)
SecuritySpy is a multi-camera video surveillance application for the Macintosh.

NovaMind 1.6.2 (Posted 11/11/2003 at 11:13 AM)
NovaMind 1.6.2 is an update to the mind mapping software which increases speed among other updates.

Mac OS X 10.3.1 Update (Posted 11/10/2003 at 6:46 PM)
The 10.3.1 Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for the following applications, services and technologies: FileVault, Printing, WebDav, and FireWire 800 drives. This update also includes the latest Security Updates.

Important Note: Apple has identified an issue with external FireWire hard drives using the Oxford 922 bridge chip-set with firmware version 1.02 that can result in the loss of data stored on the disk drive. Even with the improvements available in this update, Apple recommends you update the firmware on your FireWire drive. Please contact your drive manufacturer for more information.

The update is available via Software Update.

QuickBooks 6.0 (Posted 11/10/2003 at 9:48 AM)
QuickBooks 6.0 adds a variety of new features, including data sharing with its Windows counterpart.

Octiv Volume Logic iTunes Digital Remastering Plug-in (Posted 11/10/2003 at 9:47 AM)
Octiv Volume Logic iTunes Digital Remastering Plug-in provides real-time digital remastering for improved quality of sound.

Mobile High Speed (Posted 11/10/2003 at 9:38 AM)
Mobile High Speed detects your phone and network automatically.This means, you connect your mobile phone to the mac, Mobile High Speed will do the rest and completely set up a GPRS location.

Mac Flight Planner 1.0 (Posted 11/10/2003 at 9:34 AM)
Mac Flight Planner allows you to build a database of the waypoints (airports, nav aids, etc) that you fly over and then, through drag and drop, create a flight plan.

FileMaker Donations (Posted 11/10/2003 at 9:32 AM)
FileMaker Donations is a fundraising and donor management application that helps charitable organizations and other non-profits intelligently manage a broad range of donor and fund raising information.

Windows Media Player 9 for Mac OS X (Posted 11/7/2003 at 5:49 PM)
Microsoft has released Windows Media Player 9 for Mac OS X and it is available for download.

LockOut (Posted 11/7/2003 at 5:45 PM)
LockOut can, among other things, call your cell phone if someone attempts to break into your Mac.

Classic Menu 2.7.2 (Posted 11/7/2003 at 5:44 PM)
Classic Menu is a maintenance update which addresses minor compatibility issues with OS X 10.3 (Panther). Users concerned by the instability of competing products should note that Classic Menu is asimple application and applies no patches or low-level hacks.

Postfix Enabler for Panther (Posted 11/7/2003 at 5:42 PM)
Postfix Enabler can help you turn on OS X 10.3's built-in mail server with just one click.

iTunes Outsells Napster (Posted 11/7/2003 at 5:39 PM)
Apple has announced that iTunes has outsold Napster with 1.5 millions songs compared to the 300,000 sold by Napster.

Dark Side of Oz 1.1 (Posted 11/7/2003 at 5:37 PM)
Dark Side of Oz updates include a trivia feature that will show random facts about the movie while the program runs and the ability to automatically play "Dark Side of the Moon" through iTunes if it is available.

PhoneAgent 1.0.1 (Posted 11/6/2003 at 11:05 AM)
PhoneAgent has been updated with some new features for integrating the Mac with a Sony Ericsson T610, T616 or Z600.

FaxSTF X Pro 10.5 (Posted 11/6/2003 at 10:56 AM)
FaxSTF X Pro now includes the ability to auto-print and auto-email faxes that are received and it includes support for Microsoft Entourage and Palm Desktop.

Toast Titanium 6.0.3 (Posted 11/6/2003 at 10:53 AM)
Roxio has released an update for the 6.0 version of Toast.

Backup 2.0 for Mac OS X 10.2 and 10.3 (Posted 11/6/2003 at 10:50 AM)
Apple has released an updated Backup that is available for .Mac members to download.

Security Update 2003-11-04 (Posted 11/6/2003 at 10:47 AM)
Security Update 2003-11-04 addresses a potential vulnerability with the Terminal application in Mac OS X v10.3 and Mac OS X Server v10.3 that could allow unauthorized access to a system. Available through software update.

Snapz Pro X 1.0.9 (Posted 11/6/2003 at 9:53 AM)
Snapz Pro X has been updated and will likely be the last version 1 release since they are actively working on version 2.

Panther Cache Cleaner 2.1 (Posted 11/6/2003 at 9:49 AM)
Panther Cache Cleaner is a utility designed to provide easy access to numerous OS X maintenance and utility options.

XShelf 1.1.2 (Posted 11/4/2003 at 11:44 AM)
XShelf enhances drag and drop in MacOS X by letting you "pause" drag and drop operations, as well as have multiple drag and drop operations in flight at once.

XpertMart (Posted 11/4/2003 at 11:39 AM)
XpertMart is a Mac OS X Point of Sale system for apparel retailers.

REALbasic 5.2.2 (Posted 11/4/2003 at 11:36 AM)
REALbasic has been updated with support for Panther and additional enhancements.

My Favorite Things 1.0.1 (Posted 11/4/2003 at 11:22 AM)
My Favorite Things puts a menu widget in the top right of your Menu Bar. Using its menu, you can launch just about anything on your computer or on the Internet. Applications, websites, terminal commands, even your favorite email addresses are just a click away.

Grade Book Software (Posted 11/3/2003 at 4:58 PM)
MacCentral has a review of five Mac OS X ready grade book programs for schools.

Mac OS X 10.3 FileVault Problem (Posted 11/3/2003 at 4:56 PM)
MacCentral describes a potential problem with FileVault in Mac OS X 10.3.

Dark Side of Oz (Posted 11/3/2003 at 12:08 PM)
Dark Side of Oz is a utility that will allow you to quickly and easily see the 50+ "coincidences" in the Wizard of Oz movie while playing Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" CD as the soundtrack.

Hackpose 1.1 (Posted 11/3/2003 at 12:06 PM)
Hackpose has a new feature that allows you to turn on the alternate "Show Desktop" feature of Expos" where the windows turn into one small window.

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