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June 2004 Archived News

Rendezvous for Windows Technology Preview (Posted 6/30/2004 at 10:16 AM)
Rendezvous technology is now available on Windows 2000 and XP. This preview release includes full link-local support, allowing Windows machines to discover advertised HTTP and FTP servers using Internet Explorer.

Konfabulator, Dashboard Comparison (Posted 6/30/2004 at 10:11 AM)
A Maccentral article that compares the many similarities between Konfabulator and the new Dashboard feature announced as part of Mac OS X 10.4.

RealPlayer 10 Beta for Mac OS X (Posted 6/30/2004 at 10:09 AM)
RealPlayer 10 Beta for Mac OS X has been released. The new version supports RealAudio and RealVideo multimedia content, as well as AAC, MPEG and QuickTime.

Emailchemy 1.5.7 (Posted 6/30/2004 at 10:02 AM)
Emailchemy 1.5.7 reads email from the proprietary formats of the most popular (and many of yesterday's forgotton) email applications and converts it to a standard, portable format that any application can use.

A Better Finder Attributes (Posted 6/30/2004 at 9:00 AM)
A Better Finder Attributes is a contextual menu plugin for the Macintosh Finder that allows users to change the file date and other attributes of Mac OS X files.

EyeTV 500 (Posted 6/29/2004 at 9:58 AM)
EyeTV 500 brings HDTV recording to the Macintosh based DVR.

Xcode 2 Offers New Features and Speed (Posted 6/29/2004 at 9:46 AM)
Xcode 2 brings support for 64-bit application development and even faster turnaround times for creating applications for Mac OS X.

Mac OS X Server Tiger Preview (Posted 6/29/2004 at 9:45 AM)
A Mac OS X Server Tiger Preview is also available on Apple's web site.

WWDC 2004 Keynote (Posted 6/29/2004 at 9:43 AM)
The WWDC 2004 keynote is now available for viewing in Quicktime.

Watson Development to End October 5 (Posted 6/28/2004 at 1:46 PM)
Karelia Software announced that it has licensed the technology in its Web utility Watson to an undisclosed "large company." Karelia will continue to support and maintain the application until Oct. 5.

Apple Releases Tiger Sneak Peak (Posted 6/28/2004 at 12:58 PM)
Tiger keeps up Apple"s blazing pace of innovation with more than 150 breakthrough new features, including Spotlight, a revolutionary new way to find files and information on your personal computer; Safari RSS, a new version of Apple"s innovative web browser that provides instant access to the most current RSS information on the web; Dashboard, a dazzling new way to get in and out of a collection of new all-purpose "widgets" quickly; and iChat AV multi-way video and audio conferencing, the industry"s first consumer solution with a stunning 3D interface.

WWDC 2004 Keynote (Posted 6/28/2004 at 12:48 PM)
Mac Rumors has a transcript of the WWDC 2004 Keynote by Steve Jobs.

Apple Introduces New Displays (Posted 6/28/2004 at 12:11 PM)
Apple has introduced new Aluminum enclosure displays including one up to 30 inches which requires a new video card to drive it.

RealPlayer 10 for Mac OS X (Posted 6/28/2004 at 9:53 AM)
RealPlayer 10 for Mac OS X can play back QuickTime video content in full screen mode, offers video controls and a graphic equalizer, integrates a browser window and supports Rendezvous.

FeedMe 0.5 (Posted 6/28/2004 at 9:49 AM)
FeedMe 0.5 manages your RSS feeds for publishing on the web. Generate XML that conforms to the RSS 2.0 specification.

textSOAP 4.0 (Posted 6/28/2004 at 9:48 AM)
textSOAP 4.0 is a utility that makes it easy to clean out the annoying forwarding marks, invisible characters, and formatting that you often find in email and long documents.

Vonage SoftPhone (Posted 6/28/2004 at 9:45 AM)
Vonage SoftPhone is a screen-based interface that works just like your telephone keypad. You can make a call, receive a call, and pick up your voicemails too. And because it's Vonage, you get the extras that you've come to expect, like Caller ID, Call Forwarding, and more. The software is now available for Mac OS X.

Konfabulator 1.7 (Posted 6/26/2004 at 8:50 AM)
Konfabulator 1.7 is available and includes new features such as Konspos", better international support and better developer tools.

Address Book Manipulator Plug-in (Posted 6/25/2004 at 11:09 AM)
Address Book Manipulator Plug-in provides a two-way data exchange between FileMaker Pro and Macintosh the OSX Address Book using nothing more than simple script steps. No AppleScript or XML programming required. They also have plug-ins for Entourage and others.

MailMate 1.0 (Posted 6/25/2004 at 9:53 AM)
MailMate 1.0 is a Mac OS X Cocoa application for viewing, searching and printing Mail messages sent to or from anyone in your Address Book.

VersionTracker Pro 3.5 (Posted 6/24/2004 at 5:11 PM)
VersionTracker Pro 3.5 is now available for download with additional features, easier navigation and greater functionality.

FmPro Migrator 2.08 Enterprise Edition (Posted 6/24/2004 at 5:07 PM)
FmPro Migrator 2.08 Enterprise Edition standardizes and automates FileMaker database migration processes including data type matching, field to column renaming, table creation, FileMaker field datasize determination and data transfer for 7 different database servers.

WeatherHawk for Mac OS X (Posted 6/24/2004 at 4:58 PM)
WeatherHawk has software available for Mac OS X.

DiskJockeyExpander (Posted 6/24/2004 at 10:08 AM)
DiskJockeyExpander solves a crucial problem previously facing many of Disk Jockey"s Macintosh users where additional space left over after cloning a smaller hard disk drive onto a larger one was left unusable. With the easy-to-use DiskJockeyExpander, a user can recover all the unused space of the drive with just one click.

Camino 0.8 (Posted 6/23/2004 at 10:16 PM)
Camino 0.8 has a new look and icon set (a graphite set will be made available shortly), uses the upgraded Gecko HTML rendering engine to 1.7 and other updates.

SubEthaEdit 2.0.1 (Posted 6/23/2004 at 10:14 PM)
SubEthaEdit 2.0.1 is a bugfix release, that also adds a few localizations and minor features.

iChat AV at 35,000 Feet (Posted 6/23/2004 at 9:45 PM)
In what might have been the first in-air commercial videoconference, Apple product manager Kurt Knight, on the ground in Cupertino, hooked up over iChat AV with product line manager Eric Zelenka, returning to San Francisco from Munich, by leveraging Lufthansa"s new wireless high-speed broadband connection service.

iTunes Music Store in Europe Sells 800,000 Songs in First Week (Posted 6/23/2004 at 9:43 PM)
iTunes Music Store in Europe has sold 800,000 songs in the first week with more than 450,000 sold in the UK alone.

KeepAnEye 1.7 (Posted 6/23/2004 at 9:39 PM)
KeepAnEye 1.7 is a multipurpose monitoring and notification utility which helps you to stay informed efficiently by tracking an unlimited number of data sources.

Apple Sells 1566 Xserver G5s (Posted 6/21/2004 at 5:50 PM)
Apple will announce on Monday the sale of 1566 dual processor 1U rack-mount 64-bit Xserve G5 servers to COLSA Corp., which will be used to build what is expected to be one of the fastest supercomputers in the world.

Fire 1.0.2 (Posted 6/21/2004 at 5:48 PM)
Fire 1.0.2 addresses some common issues with 1.0.1 including blocking, stability issues with tooltips, email notifications, Jabber authentication, and Yahoo non-buddies. We also now have a Czech localization thanks to Frantisek Erbin.

MacCVSClient 1.9 (Posted 6/21/2004 at 5:47 PM)
MacCVSClient 1.9 is a free multithreaded CVS client with Mac OS look and feel.

NanoBlogger 2.8 (Posted 6/21/2004 at 5:46 PM)
NanoBlogger 2.8 is a small weblog engine written in Bash for the command line. It uses common UNIX tools such as cat, grep and sed. It's free to use and modify under the GNU General Public License.

Remote Desktop 2 (Posted 6/21/2004 at 5:38 PM)
Remote Desktop 2 is a complete desktop management solution for Mac OS X. You can distribute software, configure systems, offer real-time online help and create detailed hardware and software reports - for all of your Mac systems in your organization, all from your own Mac.

BMW and the iPod (Posted 6/21/2004 at 5:35 PM)
Apple announced that with the installation of an integrated adapter developed by Apple and BMW, you can now control your iPod or iPod mini through the existing audio system and multi-function steering wheel. Which means no loss of power. No loss of sound quality. No loss of control.

Mixology 1.7 (Posted 6/21/2004 at 5:32 PM)
Mixology 1.7 is a FileMaker Pro 7 database of over 1200 alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink recipes. Search by drink name, drink type, liquor or mix. Assign your favorite recipes to the Favorites category. Sort by drink name, liquor, mix, etc.

xTime Project 2.2 (Posted 6/18/2004 at 12:01 PM)
xTime Project 2.2 adds import support for Microsoft Project XML and MPX format files, PMX import, better Web sharing functionality, improved currency support, and bug fixes.

Library Monkey 1.0.1 (Posted 6/18/2004 at 11:59 AM)
Library Monkey 1.0.1 is a tool for cataloging, managing and processing your audio assets.

GraphicConverter 5.2 (Posted 6/18/2004 at 11:58 AM)
GraphicConverter 5.2 is now available for download.

KidsBrowser 1.5.5 (Posted 6/18/2004 at 11:57 AM)
KidsBrowser 1.5.5 allows children to surf the Web without the risks of being exposed to harmful or pornographic websites.

Firefox 0.9 (Posted 6/16/2004 at 2:41 PM)
Firefox 0.9 is the latest version of the web browser based on Mozilla.

OnSync 1.6 (Posted 6/16/2004 at 2:40 PM)
OnSync 1.6 syncs your contacts between a mobile phone and MacOS X Address Book, Microsoft Entourage, Eudora and Now Contact.

Investigation Catalyst 1.1 (Posted 6/16/2004 at 2:39 PM)
Investigation Catalyst 1.1 is a new genre of self-directing, collaborative investigation software for documenting, understanding, analyzing and improving phenomena and processes of all kinds faster and better.

A Better Finder Rename 6.4 (Posted 6/16/2004 at 8:44 AM)
A Better Finder Rename 6.4 can use the date and time at which a digital camera picture was taken rather than relying on the picture's file creation date.

MailMate 0.9.1 Beta (Posted 6/16/2004 at 8:43 AM)
MailMate 0.9.1 Beta is an update to the Cocoa application for viewing, searching and printing Mail messages sent to or from anyone in your Address Book.

CourseWizard 5.1 (Posted 6/15/2004 at 4:36 PM)
CourseWizard 5.1 is a solution that helps orchestrate a professional development program quickly and effectively.

SyncDeK 5.0 (Posted 6/15/2004 at 11:32 AM)
SyncDeK 5.0 powers bi-directional asynchronous data replication for data in FileMaker databases that are persistently connected to the Internet or used offline.

PGP Desktop 8.1 Beta (Posted 6/15/2004 at 8:59 AM)
PGP Desktop 8.1 Beta is available and includes compatibility with international characters encrypted when using the plug-ins for Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, and Apple Mail as well as an enhanced user interface and functionality for Apple Mail.

CORE (Posted 6/15/2004 at 8:24 AM)
CORE is a Comprehensive Storage Server which provides Virtualization, Provisioning, Management, Snapshot, Striping, Backup and Archiving capabilities all on the Mac OSX Platform.

iTunes Music Store launches in UK, France & Germany (Posted 6/15/2004 at 8:06 AM)
iTunes Music Store has launched in the UK, France and Germany giving music fans there the same large online catalogue, a la carte pricing, free previews, one-click purchasing and downloading, and groundbreaking personal use rights that have made iTunes the number one online music service in the world.

DragThing 5.2.1 (Posted 6/14/2004 at 9:30 AM)
DragThing 5.2.1 fixes a potential crash when editing the name of dock items.

iTunes to Sell 5% of Music in 24 Months (Posted 6/14/2004 at 9:22 AM)
Steve Jobs says that his company's goal is to sell 5 percent of the legally purchased music in the United States within the next 24 months. Right now, said Jobs, iTunes sells about 2 percent.

Bluetooth To Internet 2.1 (Posted 6/14/2004 at 9:19 AM)
Bluetooth To Internet 2.1 allows you to share an Internet connection from one Mac to up to 7 other Macs or Palm devices that have Bluetooth hardware. You can run network programs, play games, or anything you can do with a wired connecton.

iOrganize 5.5 (Posted 6/14/2004 at 9:17 AM)
iOrganize 5.5 lets you quickly and easily store what you want. Advanced users can take advantage of advanced features such as the services menu or the dock menu to quickly create new notes.

Class-Site 1.2.1 (Posted 6/14/2004 at 9:14 AM)
Class-Site 1.2.1 is a program designed to aid the educator in creating and maintaining a classroom website for their individual class.

Alarm Clock Pro 6.4.1 (Posted 6/12/2004 at 9:08 AM)
Alarm Clock Pro 6.4.1 is a small bug fix release after the recent MAJOR release of 6.4 only a few weeks ago.

MailMate 0.9 Beta (Posted 6/12/2004 at 9:06 AM)
MailMate 0.9 Beta is a Mac OS X Cocoa application for viewing, searching and printing Mail messages sent to or from anyone in your Address Book.

Chameleon 1.0 (Posted 6/11/2004 at 8:24 AM)
Chameleon 1.0 is an application for processing digital photographs, which allows you to quickly and easily transform your images using amazing special effects.

LaunchBar 4.0 Beta 6 (Posted 6/11/2004 at 8:21 AM)
LaunchBar 4.0 Beta 6 has many new features include a new configuration interface.

QuickTime 6 Downloads Top 250 Million (Posted 6/10/2004 at 11:04 AM)
QuickTime 6 has now had over 250 million downloads according to this Apple press release.

Timbuktu Pro 7.0 Review (Posted 6/10/2004 at 10:58 AM)
MacWorld has a review of Timbuktu Pro 7.0.

System Migration Tool (Posted 6/10/2004 at 8:39 AM) notes that the new PowerMac G5's include a system migration tool for moving settings from an old Mac to a new one.

BluePhoneMenu 1.2 (Posted 6/10/2004 at 8:33 AM)
BluePhoneMenu 1.2 keeps a log of who's called at your fingertips, allowing you to call back or SMS a reply directly from the menu. You can also monitor the current signal strength and battery power of your phone or phones.

FaceSpan 4.2 (Posted 6/10/2004 at 8:32 AM)
FaceSpan 4.2 is available and includes a number of new features.

iTunes 4.6 (Posted 6/9/2004 at 1:52 PM)
iTunes 4.6 includes support for playing your music wirelessly using AirPort Express with AirTunes. It also includes a number of other minor enhancements.

NewsYouCanUse 2.3 (Posted 6/9/2004 at 10:40 AM)
NewsYouCanUse 2.3 is a small OS X application that provides continuously updated newsfeeds right in your menubar.

FMrobot (Posted 6/9/2004 at 9:17 AM)
FMrobot lets you can move tables from one FileMaker file to another, as well as effectively duplicate tables within a FileMaker 7 file. You can build a library of "template tables" which you can transfer into any new solution, and you can also add fields to an existing table.

New Power Mac G5's (Posted 6/9/2004 at 8:14 AM)
Apple has announced a new, all-dual lineup of the Power Mac G5 desktop line. The lineup includes a liquid-cooled, 2.5GHz model, with improved graphics and an 8x SuperDrive across the line. Pricing for the new lineup starts at $1,999 (U.S.).

Adobe Acrobat 6.0.2 (Posted 6/8/2004 at 12:07 PM)
Adobe has released version 6.0.2 of both its Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader applications.

Diet Sleuth 4.3 (Posted 6/8/2004 at 11:56 AM)
Diet Sleuth 4.3 is a nutritional database and personal health logbook.

StatusMonitors 1.2 (Posted 6/8/2004 at 11:55 AM)
StatusMonitors 1.2 displays plugin based status monitors in your desktop or in a window.

BottomFeeder 3.5 (Posted 6/8/2004 at 11:54 AM)
BottomFeeder 3.5 is a news aggregator client (RSS and Atom) written in VisualWorks Smalltalk.

VolumeWorks 1.1 (Posted 6/8/2004 at 7:58 AM)
VolumeWorks 1.1 incorporates numerous improvements which include partition shifting, Diskology"s Disk Jockey support, a new and streamlined user-interface and a new OS X bootable CD that boots systems ranging from iMacs to the latest PowerBooks.

Security Update 2004-06-07 (Posted 6/7/2004 at 2:22 PM)
Security Update 2004-06-07 delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users. This update includes the following components: DiskImages, LaunchServices, Safari and Terminal. Mac OS X will now present an approval alert when an application is to be run for the first time either by opening a document or clicking on a URL related to the application. For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website:

AirPort Express (Posted 6/7/2004 at 11:48 AM)
Apple annouced the AirPort Express which is a portable wireless base station that allows you to connect to the Internet, print and stream iTunes music over the wireless network.

EvoCam 3.4 (Posted 6/7/2004 at 10:05 AM)
EvoCam 3.4 has a number of updates including support for saved SSH keys and support for alternate SFTP ports by using an sftp://server:port URL.

PMX 2.25 (Posted 6/7/2004 at 10:03 AM)
PMX 2.25 is an update to the project management application which can import and export Microsoft Project files.

Advanced Web Ranking 2.6 (Posted 6/7/2004 at 8:09 AM)
Advanced Web Ranking 2.6 helps check your web site position on all major search engines. Advanced Web Ranking runs on Mac OS X, Windows 98/2000/XP, Linux and Solaris.

PocketMac GoBetween (Posted 6/4/2004 at 1:59 PM)
PocketMac GoBetween is an automated iSync plug-in to sync Entourage data to iCal and the OS X Address Book, allowing you to have your data fully supported & synched by your iSync-supported devices.

Basecamp (Posted 6/4/2004 at 1:24 PM)
Basecamp is a web-based tool that lets you manage projects (or simply ideas) and quickly create client/project extranets.

IPSecuritas 2.0.5 (Posted 6/4/2004 at 1:21 PM)
IPSecuritas lets you easily setup IPSec VPN connections to another host or network over the Internet, while securing your data by encryption and authentication.

iPrint 1.5 (Posted 6/4/2004 at 1:19 PM)
iPrint 1.5 provides you with the ability - in virtually any program in which you can select text - to have total control over the data you print.

AirPort Extreme Driver 3.4.2 (Posted 6/4/2004 at 1:17 PM)
This software update provides improved AirPort Extreme wireless networking software and is recommended for all customers with an AirPort Extreme enabled computer. New AirPort Extreme Features include: Enhanced networking reliability during certain memory intensive operations. Available via Software Update.

MacTheRipper 2.0 (Posted 6/3/2004 at 9:32 AM)
MacTheRipper 2.0 is a freeware DVD ripper (extractor) for Mac OS X. It removes CSS encryption, Macrovision protection, and sets the disc's region code to '0' for region-free by default, and is capable of removing RCE region protection as well, making an unrestricted copy of any DVD movie you own.

iBlog 1.3.7 (Posted 6/3/2004 at 9:31 AM)
iBlog 1.3.7 is an elegant desktop weblogging application that makes authoring and publishing your personal weblogs (a.k.a blogs) a breeze.

iTunes - Software Newcomer of the Year (Posted 6/3/2004 at 9:11 AM)
iTunes has been named the software newcomer of the year by PC World.

Internet Cleanup 2.0 (Posted 6/3/2004 at 8:53 AM)
Internet Cleanup 2.0 now includes Network SpyAlert which will stop programs from making secret online connections, stop spam emails from reporting back home and detect evidence of surveillance and monitoring.

KidsBrowser 1.5.1 (Posted 6/2/2004 at 10:14 AM)
KidsBrowser 1.5.1 allows you to preset authorized webpages to visit so children won't stumble
on explicit information.

FileMaker Pro 7v2 Updater (Posted 6/2/2004 at 10:13 AM)
FileMaker Pro 7v2 Updater includes changes to font smoothing, field validation, merge fields, import and more.

CamSpinner 1.0 (Posted 6/2/2004 at 10:12 AM)
CamSpinner 1.0 is a webcam utility that can publish a webcam, grab still images, and record QuickTime and MPEG movies using iSight and most other QuickTime-compatible webcams.

KeepAnEye 1.6.2 (Posted 6/2/2004 at 8:59 AM)
KeepAnEye 1.6.2 is a multipurpose monitoring and notification utility which helps you to stay informed efficiently. It lets you track data sources by providing visual representations which can be freely organized in windows, in the menu bar or in the Dock.

A Better Finder LAUNCHER 1.4 (Posted 6/2/2004 at 8:58 AM)
A Better Finder LAUNCHER improves the preferences user interface, removes the nag-screen and makes a number of minor bug fixes.

iClip 3.0.1 (Posted 6/2/2004 at 8:57 AM)
iClip 3.0.1 features significantly improved compatibility with pictures dragged & dropped from Safari. This version also provides finer control over clippings that contain both a picture and a URL. Version 3.0.1 fixes a bug where iClip would sometimes crash when handling corrupted picture clippings.

DoThisNow 1.2 (Posted 6/1/2004 at 2:45 PM)
DoThisNow 1.2 adds several new actions to the action/script scheduling application.

NewsFan 1.3 (Posted 6/1/2004 at 9:12 AM)
NewsFan 1.3 is an RSS web news aggregator for MacOS X that supports access to iTunes, Atom 0.3 and more.

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