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August 2005 Archived News

Mac mini Test Drive (Posted 8/31/2005 at 12:11 PM)
Apple is making an unusual offer to prospective Mac mini buyers: A "test drive" that lets users buy a Mac mini and try it out for 30 days.

Timbuktu Pro 8.5 (Posted 8/31/2005 at 11:40 AM)
Timbuktu Pro 8.5 is a new version of its remote control software for Mac OS X. Timbuktu Pro requires Mac OS X v10.3 or later, 15MB disk space, 128MB RAM, TCP/IP-based networking and 56K or faster connection.

Widget Machine (Posted 8/31/2005 at 9:56 AM)
Widget Machine updated its lineup today, adding Macworld, the free, official Dashboard widget developed for the popular Macintosh news magazine and website, and NotePad, an advanced "stickies" type widget with search, resize, and print functions.

Catalog 1.2 (Posted 8/30/2005 at 1:18 PM)
Catalog 1.2 introduces numerous enhancements and optimizations. Indexing speed has improved, and there is a noticeable difference in the time it takes to index a disk. Catalog is now more reliable when dealing with strange file types, and the interface itself has been optimized to provide for faster interaction.

MacCapture (Posted 8/30/2005 at 11:08 AM)
MacCapture captures on-screen action and can import video, images and sound to help users create high-impact presentations.

Cyberduck 2.5 (Posted 8/30/2005 at 9:04 AM)
Cyberduck 2.5 is an open source FTP and SFTP (SSH Secure File Transfer) browser licenced under the GPL with an easy to use interface, integration with external editors and support for many Mac OS X system technologies such as Spotlight, Bonjour, the Keychain and AppleScript.

iKey 2.1 (Posted 8/30/2005 at 9:03 AM)
iKey 2.1 can turn some repetitive action that might consist of thousands of mouse clicks (in various applications, in menus and different dialog boxes) and pages of typing into one ikey shortcut that can be launched anytime to perform the exact same action with a simple key press.

Atomic Mac 6.2 (Posted 8/30/2005 at 9:02 AM)
Atomic Mac 6.2 is Carbon compliant, and runs under OSX 10.2 Jaguar, 10.3 Panther and 10.4 Tiger.

The Missing Sync for hiptop 2.0 (Posted 8/30/2005 at 7:08 AM)
The Missing Sync for hiptop 2.0 adds support for Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" and also improves functionality under Mac OS 10.3.

Safari 2.0.1 (Posted 8/29/2005 at 4:01 PM)
Safari 2.0.1 for Mac OS X Tiger improves website compatibility, application stability and support for 3rd party web applications.

MacWorld First Look at FileMaker Pro 8 (Posted 8/29/2005 at 2:41 PM)
MacWorld has a first look article on the newly releease FileMaker Pro 8, saying that if you are still running version 6, now is the time to upgrade.

FileMaker Pro 8 (Posted 8/29/2005 at 1:20 PM)
FileMaker Pro 8 features new ways to work faster, share and manage information of all types, and be more productive.

Aqua Data Studio 4.5 (Posted 8/29/2005 at 7:45 AM)
Aqua Data Studio 4.5 is a database query tool and administration tool that allows developers to easily create, edit, and execute SQL scripts, as well as browse and visually modify database structures.

Alarm Clock Pro 7.3 (Posted 8/27/2005 at 12:33 PM)
Alarm Clock Pro 7.3 is a fully functional multimedia alarm clock which interacts not only with iTunes, but can also send emails, perform various system tasks, and much more.

Gizmo 1.0 (Posted 8/26/2005 at 8:57 AM)
Gizmo 1.0 is now available for download. It lets you call other Gizmo members for free and use optional features to call other phones.

SecuritySpy 1.2 (Posted 8/26/2005 at 8:55 AM)
SecuritySpy 1.2 is a multi-camera video surveillance application for the Macintosh.

Advanced Web Ranking 4.1 (Posted 8/26/2005 at 7:41 AM)
Advanced Web Ranking 4.1 adds full integration with Wordtracker and Overture keyword suggestion and popularity tools and an event logger that helps you stay on top of everything that goes on behind the scenes.

MacWorld on Home Automation (Posted 8/25/2005 at 10:57 AM)
A MacWorld article on home automation discusses solutions for the Mac.

ChronoSync 3.1 (Posted 8/25/2005 at 9:58 AM)
ChronoSync 3.1 is an easy to use data management tool that allows you to efficiently synchronize files and folders from one disk location to another. Using the document-based interface, you can easily identify a group of files, specify a destination, then schedule the action to occur as often as necessary.

Dobry Backuper 1.2.2 (Posted 8/25/2005 at 7:52 AM)
Dobry Backuper 1.2.2 improves the multi-volume backups support, adds better support for DVDs and network volumes and fixes some minor bugs.

E-Mail Commander 1.0 (Posted 8/24/2005 at 4:54 PM)
E-Mail Commander 1.0 lets you send out uniquely customized e-mails to everyone in your database. Insert variables in your contact database to further customize each message on the fly.

Pagesender 3.5.1 (Posted 8/24/2005 at 11:19 AM)
Pagesender 3.5.1 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4.

Quicken 2005 Release 3 (Posted 8/24/2005 at 11:12 AM)
Quicken 2005 R3 fixes an issue in which an Internal Error 760 or 761 could occur when performing various tasks in Quicken (creating reports, downloading transactions, etc.) has been resolved and includes stability improvements have been made to prevent Quicken from quitting unexpectedly when launching.

Google Talk (Posted 8/24/2005 at 8:17 AM)
Google Talk has been announced and since it is based on Jabber, they have instructions for setting it up in iChat.

iClip 3.7 (Posted 8/24/2005 at 8:08 AM)
iClip 3.7 has been redesigned with a simpler, much more intuitive user interface and new "Dock-like" behavior.

NewsMac Pro 1.1 (Posted 8/23/2005 at 1:11 PM)
NewsMac Pro 1.1 includes an adaptive interface, Podcast player, new and updated themes, Atom 1.0 support and more.

Mapwing Creator Pro 1.0 (Posted 8/19/2005 at 8:01 AM)
Mapwing Creator Pro 1.0 makes building a virtual reality tour as easy as taking a photograph. Using its powerful tools, you will spend less time producing tours and more time sharing your creations with the world.

Paparazzi! 0.2.3 (Posted 8/18/2005 at 9:13 AM)
Paparazzi! 0.2.3 is a small utility for Mac OSX that makes screenshots of webpages even when they extend off the screen.

Security Update 2005-007 v1.1 (Posted 8/18/2005 at 7:49 AM)
Security Update 2005-007 delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users. Security Update 2005-007 v1.1 replaces Security Update 2005-007 v1.0 for Tiger systems Mac OS X v10.4.2. Users who have already installed v1.0 on Tiger systems should install v1.1. Security Update 2005-007 v1.1 provides a combined 32- and 64-bit version of LibSystem to replace the 32-bit version that was delivered in v1.0. No other changes have been made in version 1.1. This update includes the following components: AppKit, BlueTooth, CoreFoundation, cups, Directory Services, HIToolBox, Kerberos, loginwindow, Mail, OpenSSL, QuartzComposerScreenSaver, Security Interface, Safari, X11 and zlib. For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website:

DEVONthink Professional 1.0 (Posted 8/17/2005 at 10:35 AM)
DEVONthink Professional 1.0 enables a paperless office and lets you store your text and RTF files, scanned documents, notes, e-mails, images, chat logs, bookmarks and multimedia files together in one simple to use database. Integrate both local documents and live content from the Internet to keep all project-related information together.

MapMemo (Posted 8/17/2005 at 8:07 AM)
MapMemo lets you drag various files from the Finder directly to geographic maps and thus relate them to places. This process only creates aliases and never changes the files in any way.

Unison 1.6.3 (Posted 8/17/2005 at 7:58 AM)
Unison 1.6.3 adds new features such as a new "Matches Regex" rules filter for advanced matching; "Mark as Read", "Add to Downloads" rule actions and IPv6 support as well as a number of fixes.

Boswell 4.0.1 (Posted 8/17/2005 at 7:57 AM)
Boswell 4.0.1 will organize, archive, categorize, automatically cross reference, manipulate, and retrieve all your text.

Phlink 2.2 (Posted 8/16/2005 at 11:32 AM)
Phlink 2.2 is reviewed by Macworld which states it offers much-improved interface, Tiger-only enhancements.

Adobe Acrobat 7.03 (Posted 8/16/2005 at 10:14 AM)
Adobe Acrobat 7.03 is available for download and provides improved security and support for links to files. It also addresses known issues associated with forms.

Summary 2.6b6 (Posted 8/16/2005 at 7:41 AM)
Summary 2.6b6 is the latest version of the web log analyzer for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.

SQLGrinder 2.0.0b1 (Posted 8/16/2005 at 7:38 AM)
SQLGrinder 2.0.0b1 has been completely rewritten from the ground up and features many new and improved features including faster overall performance, multiple editor and result set history buffers, code completion using database keywords and table, column and procedure names, client-side result set searching and sorting, sleep detection, table add, drop and truncate functionality, improved data import and export and much more.

GooBall 1.0.1 (Posted 8/16/2005 at 7:35 AM)
GooBall 1.0.1 is a minor bug-fix update of the popular 3D action game and is free to registered users of GooBall 1.0.x.

Security Update 2005-007 (Posted 8/15/2005 at 3:01 PM)
Security Update 2005-007 delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users. This update includes the following components: AppKit, BlueTooth, CoreFoundation, cups, Directory Services, HIToolBox, Kerberos, loginwindow, Mail, OpenSSL, QuartzComposerScreenSaver, Security Interface, Safari, X11 and zlib. For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website:

Delicious Library 1.5.1 (Posted 8/15/2005 at 9:00 AM)
Delicious Library 1.5.1 includes a number of fixes and a new preference to select which country to try first when downloading details.

SmartWrap 2.5 (Posted 8/15/2005 at 7:59 AM)
SmartWrap 2.5 is a major re-engineering of SmartWrap. All modules have been combined into a single icon. SmartWrap sports a new one-click plug-in installer, works well with localized text, and is now compatible with BBEdit 8.

Ulysses 1.2 (Posted 8/12/2005 at 3:42 PM)
Ulysses 1.2 was developed mainly for writers who work creatively with text and want or need to realize large amounts of text.

Bookends 8.1.1 (Posted 8/11/2005 at 11:14 AM)
Bookends 8.1.1 offers a powerful and flexible means of saving, retrieving, and formatting references for bibliographies or footnotes.

General Edit Lite 2.0.1 (Posted 8/11/2005 at 10:17 AM)
General Edit Lite 2.0.1 is a file utility for Mac OS designed to help programmers and other software professionals view or edit data files with complex formats.

Proteus 4.1.2 (Posted 8/10/2005 at 3:59 PM)
Proteus 4.1.2 includes a number of bug fixes, feature enhancements and security fixes.

BBEdit 8.2.3 Update (Posted 8/10/2005 at 9:25 AM)
BBEdit 8.2.3 Update includes a number of fixes and enhancements including the ability to run natively on both Apple-branded hardware powered by Intel processors and PowerPC-based Macs.

DTV Beta (Posted 8/9/2005 at 4:40 PM)
DTV is a new, free and open-source platform for internet television and video. An intuitive interface lets users subscribe to channels, watch video, and build a video library.

Image Tricks (Posted 8/9/2005 at 9:17 AM)
Image Tricks is a free image editor for Mac OS X 10.4 based on Apple Core Image filters and includes about 35 Image Units (blur, distortion, stylize filters, tile effects and more).

SharedPlan Professional Edition 2.0 (Posted 8/9/2005 at 8:47 AM)
SharedPlan Professional Edition 2.0 includes editable Gantt charts, subproject support, SharedPlan subproject import and export support, enhanced reporting and analysis, Microsoft Project file import, ability to publish to RSS for team collaboration and publish to Calendar.

Messenger for Mac 5.0 (Posted 8/9/2005 at 8:45 AM)
Messenger for Mac 5.0 introduces tabbed viewing and users may simultaneously access corporate and personal Messenger accounts and set a unique user status on each. The personal tab allows users to instant message (IM) with friends and family, while support for Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 enables enterprise customers to IM in a security-enhanced manner via the corporate tab with colleagues inside and out the network.

Tapir 1.0 (Posted 8/8/2005 at 12:24 PM)
Tapir 1.0 is a developer tool for creating global Mac OS X status menu item applications to place in the menu bar. These status menu items can be set to execute a shell command or script and display its output when opened, or alternately, configured to run a given command periodically, displaying output in the menu title.

SpamSieve 2.3.2 (Posted 8/8/2005 at 9:13 AM)
SpamSieve 2.3.2 includes various improvements to increase SpamSieve"s accuracy, added Quit when mail client quits option, sped up filtering when Growl notifications are enabled, improved the text/layout of the Growl notifications and more.

LilyPond 2.7.4 (Posted 8/8/2005 at 8:26 AM)
LilyPond 2.7.4 is an automated engraving system that will format music notation beautifully without requiring typographical expertise of its users.

Studiometry 3.0.3 (Posted 8/8/2005 at 7:41 AM)
Studiometry 3.0.3 adds the ability to set clients to non-active, removing them from lists while keeping their information in the database and overall contains more than 30 other enhancements, additions, and fixes.

Widget Maker X 1.0 (Posted 8/5/2005 at 8:37 AM)
Widget Maker X 1.0 lets you create, modify and manage Dashboard Widgets in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.

Knox 1.0.3 (Posted 8/5/2005 at 8:35 AM)
Knox 1.0.3 lets you store your files in encrypted, secure vaults that use FileVault technology and can be backed up to any location.

IconBuilder 8.0 (Posted 8/5/2005 at 8:32 AM)
IconBuilder 8.0 was developed entirely in Cocoa and allows you to create icon resources of any size up to 1024x1024 pixels among other features.

Kids GoGoGo 9.4 (Posted 8/5/2005 at 8:30 AM)
Kids GoGoGo 9.4 includes Tiger support and lets you block RSS feeds such as Safari RSS as well as web sites and block Explicit Podcasts loaded by the browser and iTunes.

Transmit 3.2.1 (Posted 8/4/2005 at 9:43 AM)
Transmit 3.2.1 includes a number of bug fixes.

Alaska Desktop Photo collection (Posted 8/4/2005 at 9:28 AM)
Alaska Desktop Photo collection are unique photos that will enhance any Mac desktop.

Shrook 2.3 (Posted 8/3/2005 at 10:40 AM)
Shrook 2.3 includes a new XML engine, support for Atom 1.0, support for enclosures, xml:base and other features of Atom, improved performance, bugfixes and other enhancements.

Doc Merge 1.0 (Posted 8/2/2005 at 4:12 PM)
Doc Merge 1.0 provides the quickest and easiest method for merging Microsoft Word Documents. Simply drag and drop the files you wish to merge on the application icon and click the "Merge Documents" button.

Mighty Mouse (Posted 8/2/2005 at 4:10 PM)
Mighty Mouse features the revolutionary Scroll Ball that lets you move anywhere inside a document, without lifting a finger. And with touch-sensitive technology concealed under the seamless top shell, you get the programability of a four-button mouse in a single-button design.

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