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December 2004 Archived News

Bellhop 1.0.1b4 (Posted 12/31/2004 at 11:13 AM)
Bellhop 1.0.1b4 allows you to create and publish Mac OS X services using scripting languages such as Ruby and AppleScript.

MulleSight 1.0.9 (Posted 12/31/2004 at 11:12 AM)
MulleSight 1.0.9 is a tiny application for capturing pictures taken with your iSight camera.

PoddumFeeder 1.1 (Posted 12/30/2004 at 2:27 PM)
PoddumFeeder 1.1 is completely built with AppleScript Studio and features a built-in OPML directory, full subscription manager, remote subscription manager and the ability to add and control your PodCasts in iTunes.

Skype (Posted 12/30/2004 at 11:01 AM)
Skype is the latest version of the voice communications software.

Black & Bleu 10.0 (Posted 12/30/2004 at 10:59 AM)
Black & Bleu 10.0 includes 8,756 Mac OS error codes with Apple's brief descriptions and much more.

IPNetRouterX 1.0 (Posted 12/30/2004 at 10:54 AM)
IPNetRouterX 1.0 is a powerful router, firewall, and network management utility including NAPT with inbound port mapping, a built-in DHCP Server, AirPort configuration tool, bandwidth accounting, and rate limiting.

iWapper (Posted 12/29/2004 at 2:58 PM)
iWapper allows you to create WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) sites accessible by cell phones equipped with the proper technology. It uses the XML and VML formats and enables the use of text styles, images and place, download, e-mail and phone call links.

iTerminal 0.99 (Posted 12/29/2004 at 2:57 PM)
iTerminal 0.99 is a GUI for the terminal and with it you can navigate to any folder on your hard disk with a click of a mouse button.

CocoaDialog 1.2 (Posted 12/29/2004 at 2:55 PM)
CocoaDialog 1.2 is an OS X application that allows the use of common GUI controls such as file selectors, text input, progress bars, yes/no confirmations and more with a command-line application.

MacJournal 3.0 (Posted 12/24/2004 at 4:00 PM)
MacJournal 3.0 is a journaling package for the Macintosh that will now be published by Mariner Software.

IcoNVader 1.0 (Posted 12/24/2004 at 9:54 AM)
IcoNVader 1.0 is a new screen saver which will unleash an invasion of icons on your Mac. They will bounce around, flip over and finally explode in a kind of soap bubble effect.

iCab 3.0 Beta (Posted 12/24/2004 at 9:51 AM)
iCab 3.0 Beta is a beta for the next version of the alternative web browser.

NanoBlogger 3.1 (Posted 12/24/2004 at 9:50 AM)
NanoBlogger 3.1 is a small weblog engine written in Bash for the command line. It uses common UNIX tools such as cat, grep and sed.

Oracle Database 10g (Posted 12/24/2004 at 9:47 AM)
Oracle Database 10g is now certified on Mac OS X Server. With the upcoming certification of Oracle JDeveloper 10g on Mac OS X, Oracle and Apple deliver a flexible, affordable and easy-to-manage enterprise database platform for developing and deploying grid computing solutions.

Stuffit Deluxe 9.0.1 (Posted 12/24/2004 at 9:32 AM)
Stuffit Deluxe 9.0.1 is available for download.

NewsFire 0.5 (Posted 12/23/2004 at 9:27 AM)
NewsFire 0.5 is the latest version of the RSS news reader.

skEdit 3.5 (Posted 12/23/2004 at 9:23 AM)
skEdit 3.5 includes SFTP integration which allows you to not only perform standard SFTP operations, such as uploading, downloading, and managing files, but you can also edit files on a remote server, directly and securely through the familiar skEdit interface.

Slipstream (Posted 12/22/2004 at 11:28 AM)
Slipstream is the first and best way to send audio from any application directly to remote speakers attached to Apple's renowned AirPort Express device.

Adobe Acrobat 7.0 (Posted 12/21/2004 at 1:08 PM)
Adobe Acrobat 7.0 is available in the Reader, Standard and Professional versions.

Compression Engine 2 (Posted 12/21/2004 at 12:56 PM)
Compression Engine 2 now includes support for Real SureStream, MPEG-2 and DV transcoding.

Log Application Usage 1.0 (Posted 12/21/2004 at 12:43 PM)
Log Application Usage 1.0 is invisible and writes launch and quit times of all applications to the file "Log Application Usage.log" in the preferences folder.

BBEdit 8.0.3 Update (Posted 12/21/2004 at 10:11 AM)
BBEdit 8.0.3 Update has been released and includes a number of feature enhancements and bug fixes.

Business Card Composer 3.0 (Posted 12/21/2004 at 8:55 AM)
Business Card Composer 3.0 is a a new version of this do-it-yourself business card tool, to be released in January, 2005.

iCamShare 2.0.1 (Posted 12/20/2004 at 7:16 PM)
iCamShare 2.0.1 lets you capture videos and pictures from your iSight or other webcam, and send them in e-mails, publish them on your .Mac HomePage, drag and drop them into other applications and more.

WireTap Pro (Posted 12/20/2004 at 3:01 PM)
WireTap Pro can save your digital recordings in the popular .mp3, AAC,
QuickTime, and AIFF file formats, saving them to your hard drive for
later processing/listening.

SpamAssassin 3.0.2 (Posted 12/20/2004 at 11:04 AM)
SpamAssassin 3.0.2 attempts to identify spam using a variety of mechanisms including text analysis, Bayesian filtering, DNS blocklists and collaborative filtering databases.

Sticky Windows 1.0.1 (Posted 12/18/2004 at 3:10 PM)
Sticky Windows 1.0.1 transforms your windows into tabs when you drag a window towards the edge of your screen.

Jiggler 1.2 (Posted 12/17/2004 at 9:09 AM)
Jiggler 1.2 wiggles your mouse every once in a while (from once a minute to once every half an hour), keeping your machine awake and happy.

Virtual TimeClock 5 (Posted 12/17/2004 at 9:08 AM)
Virtual TimeClock 5 is time and attendance software that now includes zero-configuration networking which makes running Virtual TimeClock 5 on multiple computers a snap.

Mac OS X 10.3.7 Update (Posted 12/15/2004 at 10:15 PM)
The 10.3.7 Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther" and is recommended for all users. Key enhancements include: improved AFP support for saving documents with long file names, improved OpenGL technology and updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers, improved FireWire device compatibility, updated Preview application, improved compatibility for third party applications and previous standalone security updates. For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website: For detailed information on Security Updates, please visit this website:

iClip 3.4 (Posted 12/15/2004 at 8:44 AM)
iClip 3.4 includes a way to copy and paste from clipping bins using only the keyboard. Users can now set Hot Keys that make transparent labels appear over the bins, enabling them to quickly choose one to copy or paste with the simple press of a key. Also available in version 3.4 are improvements to non-Unicode, international text handling, which is beneficial to those who use iClip with some older applications.

Cocktail 3.5 (Posted 12/14/2004 at 10:00 AM)
Cocktail 3.5 is a general purpose utility for Mac OS X with a mix of maintenance tools and interface tweaks, all accessible via a comprehensive graphical interface and toolset.

StickyBrain 3.1 (Posted 12/14/2004 at 9:58 AM)
StickyBrain 3.1 adds synchronization with the Palm OS Memo Pad application and counts 14 new features and more than 30 enhancements and bug fixes.

BBEdit 8.0.3 (Posted 12/14/2004 at 9:56 AM)
BBEdit 8.0.3 includes a number of bug fixes and enhancements.

EazyDraw 1.7 (Posted 12/14/2004 at 9:54 AM)
EazyDraw 1.7 is an affordable drawing application designed exclusively for Mac OS X." It is useful for many creative projects including technical drawings, illustrations, icons, logos, and stylized text that can now import Claris Draw, MacDraw II and MacDrawPro files.

iCal 1.5.5 (Posted 12/13/2004 at 3:08 PM)
iCal 1.5.5 includes improvements in iSync synchronization on computers running Mac OS X version 10.2. iCal 1.5.4 or later includes security enhancements to help protect your computer when subscribing to calendars or importing events with alarms that open files or applications.

QuicKeys X3 (Posted 12/13/2004 at 11:36 AM)
QuicKeys X3 includes a redesigned interface, more Logic and Variables, improved recording and new shortcut Triggers.

NewsFire 0.4 (Posted 12/13/2004 at 11:31 AM)
NewsFire 0.4 is the latest version of the RSS reader for Mac OS X.

Concierge 1.0 Beta 1 (Posted 12/13/2004 at 11:29 AM)
Concierge 1.0 Beta 1 allows you to create documents to publish Mac OS X services using scripting languages such as Ruby and AppleScript. Each Concierge document consists of a collection of services written in a high-level scripting language.

Home Weather Center 1.1 (Posted 12/13/2004 at 11:28 AM)
Home Weather Center 1.1 is a weather graphing, monitoring and analysis application for Mac OS X. HWC is designed as a virtual weather station using Internet based weather sources rather than the more traditional and costly hardware based sensors.

MarsEdit 1.0 (Posted 12/13/2004 at 11:27 AM)
MarsEdit 1.0 is a weblog editor for Mac OS X that makes weblog writing like writing email with spell-checking, drafts, multiple windows, and even AppleScript support. It works with various weblog systems: Blosxom, Conversant, Manila, Movable Type, Radio UserLand, TypePad, WordPress, and others.

Desktop Poet 1.0 (Posted 12/10/2004 at 5:14 PM)
Desktop Poet 1.0 presents the user with hundreds of word tiles on your desktop or "virtual fridge" area, and by forming the words into sentences or phrases, gives the user the ability to compose imaginative prose or to formulate specific brainstorming ideas.

MacWireless releases WiFinder (Posted 12/8/2004 at 9:19 AM)
WiFinder is a keychain-sized device used to locate Wi-Fi wireless network hotspots. The device features a four-bar signal strength indicator, and contains circuitry that can differentiate between Wi-Fi networks and devices that operate on similar signal frequencies.

Oracle uses Apple storage gear (Posted 12/7/2004 at 2:34 PM)
Oracle is using the Xserve RAID in its own technology department to store e-mail, voice mail and calendar information.

Konfabulator 1.8.2 (Posted 12/7/2004 at 11:35 AM)
Konfabulator 1.8.2 is an update with a number of bug fixes.

Calillona 2.0 (Posted 12/7/2004 at 11:32 AM)
Calillona 2.0 is a new software application for Mac OS X that allows you to surf Amazon's catalog from a desktop application without having to use a Web browser.

textSOAP 4.0.7 (Posted 12/7/2004 at 11:31 AM)
textSOAP 4.0.7 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.

Check Point VPN-1 SecureClient (Posted 12/7/2004 at 11:28 AM)
Check Point VPN-1 SecureClient is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) client application that features a centrally-managed personal firewall: System administrators can push out security policies to remote users the same way they can to desktop users on the local network.

SimDriveline (Posted 12/6/2004 at 10:46 AM)
SimDriveline is a new tool for automobile designers that helps them model and simulate driveline systems.

NetShade 1.2.5 (Posted 12/3/2004 at 10:52 AM)
NetShade 1.2.5 is an Internet security tool which makes your Web presence anonymous and secure. It works by automatically routing through a network of Internet proxy servers. The servers on the list are contacted on a daily basis to ensure that they are online and running quickly.

Drat 1.5 (Posted 12/3/2004 at 10:50 AM)
Drat 1.5 is a tool for keeping track of the time you spend, related expenses, to do items for your daily tasks and projects.

iTunes Music Store Available in Canada (Posted 12/3/2004 at 10:06 AM)
Apple has launched the long awaited iTunes Music Store for Canada.

Security Update 2004-12-02 (Posted 12/3/2004 at 8:24 AM)
Security Update 2004-12-02 delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users. This update includes the following components: Apache, AppKit, HIToolbox, Kerberos, Postfix, PSNormalizer, Safari and Terminal. For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website:

Thunderbird 1.0 (Posted 12/2/2004 at 10:12 AM)
Thunderbird 1.0 is available as a preview version of its stand-alone e-mail application.

You Control: Desktops Beta (Posted 12/2/2004 at 10:08 AM)
You Control: Desktops allows you to create virtual desktops that allow you to extend the functionality of Mac OS X. You can create a desktop for various workspaces that you define to help you organize your personal workflow.

NewsFire 0.3 (Posted 12/1/2004 at 11:44 AM)
NewsFire 0.3 supports the two major feed formats - RSS and Atom. It also imports and exports OPML, a standard bookmark-like file format for news feeds.

SpamX (Posted 12/1/2004 at 11:38 AM)
SpamX enables you to figure out where the spam in your e-mail inbox is coming from and helps you report the problem to the offender's Internet Service Provider (ISP). It is available for Mac OS X and Linux.

EarthBrowser 2.5 (Posted 12/1/2004 at 11:30 AM)
EarthBrowser 2.5 is a three dimensional model of the earth with constantly updating live information. Exploring the earth is fun and easy with a point and click interface that lets you rotate and zoom to any desired location.

iListen 1.6.6 (Posted 12/1/2004 at 9:04 AM)
iListen 1.6.6 addresses a minor issue a small percentage of users experienced when attempting to enter their Activation Code into version 1.6.5.

MacSpeech Transcription Professional Solution (Posted 12/1/2004 at 9:04 AM)
The MacSpeech Transcription Professional Solution features the Olympus DS-4000 Digital Voice Recorder and features a four function side slide switch, more than 11 hours of recording time, automatic backup of recordings, and multiple user profiles to support environments where recorders are exchanged amongst professionals.

Apeiron X (Posted 12/1/2004 at 9:02 AM)
Apeiron X is the arcade frenzy where you are dropped into the bug-eat-bug world of the mushroom patch. Now you must fight for your survival against Cheech the Pentipede and his gang of crazy critters.

A Better Finder Rename 6.7 (Posted 12/1/2004 at 8:51 AM)
A Better Finder Rename 6.7 introduces more advanced MP3 formatting options.

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