January 2002 Archived News

Apple Sued over G3 Support in Mac OS X (Posted 1/31/2002 at 7:15 PM)
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Apple for their lack of support for older hardware, such as DVD drives, when running Mac OS X.

BBEdit 6.5.2 (Posted 1/31/2002 at 10:07 AM)
Bare Bones Software has released an update to BBEdit.

Eudora 5.1b20 (Posted 1/30/2002 at 9:52 AM)
Qualcomm has released beta 20 of Eudora 5.1 for Mac OS X.

Carbon Events Plugin 2.1.1 (Posted 1/30/2002 at 9:32 AM)
Everyday Software has released the Carbon Events Plugin which adds numerous Cocoa type features to REALbasic.

Snapz Pro X version 1.0.2 (Posted 1/30/2002 at 9:27 AM)
Ambrosia has released an update to their Snapz Pro X software.

CAT5-1000 (Posted 1/30/2002 at 9:13 AM)
If you need to have your monitor, keyboard and USB devices a long distance from your computer, try ex-tend-it from Gefen.

Message 1.0 (Posted 1/29/2002 at 1:49 PM)
Message 1.0 is a cross-platform office management application.

Disney Teams with Humongous Founders (Posted 1/29/2002 at 11:34 AM)
Disney Interactive has announced they will team up with the founders of Humongous Entertainment to develop products for kids.

Apple predicting the future (Posted 1/29/2002 at 9:45 AM)
As noted on MacFixIt, has an article on a promotional video that Apple produced in 1987 where they imagined how people would use technology in the 21st century.

Avid XpressDV (Posted 1/29/2002 at 9:36 AM)
As noted on, Avid has announced that their XpressDv will now be available for Mac OS X.

The Power of X (Posted 1/29/2002 at 9:34 AM)
Apple has a Quicktime of The Power of X presentation available.

OSX Foundry (Posted 1/29/2002 at 9:32 AM)
OSX Foundry is a web site devoted to being the best, cool, and useful website for Mac OSX desktop and web application developers.

Analyst bullish on Apple (Posted 1/29/2002 at 9:30 AM)
MacCentral has a summary of an interview with David C. Bailey as part of a 47-page Computer Hardware issue of The Wall Street Transcript.

Palm i705 (Posted 1/28/2002 at 12:42 PM)
Palm has released their new wireless handheld. The i705 replaces the Palm VII and includes always on access.

FruitMenu 1.5 (Posted 1/28/2002 at 12:40 PM)
FruitMenu, the haxie which allows you to modify the Apple Menu under Mac OS X, has been updated to version 1.5.

Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.1.1 (Posted 1/28/2002 at 12:37 PM)
Power On Software has released Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.1.1 with improvements to printing under Mac OS X, as well as a number of enhancements to server performance.

Record breaking iMac sales (Posted 1/28/2002 at 9:15 AM)
Apple has announced that they received orders for 150,000 iMac in the first 3 weeks after releasing the flat-panel iMac.

Updated PowerMac G4's (Posted 1/28/2002 at 9:11 AM)
Apple has released updated PowerMac G4's now with 800MHz, 933MHz, and 2 dual 1GHz models.

Businessweek: Finally, a Chance for Apple to Flourish (Posted 1/25/2002 at 12:05 PM)
A BusinessWeek Online article on the current status of Apple.

Recovering a stolen iMac (Posted 1/25/2002 at 11:50 AM) has an article on someone who used Timbuktu and AppleScript to recover a stolen iMac.

PC Journal Editor on Mac OS X (Posted 1/25/2002 at 11:39 AM)
David Coursey, the AnchorDesk executive editor, is living for a month on Mac OS X and so far calls his conversion positive.

Sniffer 1.0 (Posted 1/25/2002 at 10:20 AM)
Snifferallows you to monitor network traffice on Mac OS X.

OSX Faq (Posted 1/24/2002 at 11:41 AM)
OSX Faq is a technical news and support site for Mac OS X.

Your Mac Life (Posted 1/24/2002 at 11:18 AM)
Your Mac Life is the new show from Shawn King, the former host of the Mac Show.

A .NET primer for Macintosh (Posted 1/24/2002 at 11:09 AM)
Charles Wiltgen has writen an evaluation of .NET from the view point of a Macintosh user.

LDMC (Posted 1/24/2002 at 9:27 AM)
LDraw for the Macintosh Campaign is a news and information web site for Lego and the Macintosh.

Harry Potter on Mac OS X (Posted 1/24/2002 at 9:23 AM)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone from Aspyr Media is now available for Mac OS X.

Pulitzer Prize and a Mac (Posted 1/24/2002 at 9:22 AM)
Apple has an article on the Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon.

QuarkXPress 5.0 (Posted 1/23/2002 at 8:22 PM)
QuarkXPress 5.0 is now available but has not yet been carbonized, though a carbon version is said to be on the way.

MacBreakz 3.01 (Posted 1/23/2002 at 10:18 AM)
MacBreakz is a personal ergonomic assistant which monitors keyboard and mouse activity and helps computer users structure their computer use in a healthy manner. It is availabe for both Mac OS 9 and X.

Flat-panel iMac fan (Posted 1/23/2002 at 9:43 AM)
It appears the fan in the flat-panel iMac was designed to operate at no more than 25 decibels making it quieter than the hard disk.

Forbes (Posted 1/23/2002 at 9:27 AM)
Forbes has named Apple as one of the greatest sustainable comebacks and credits Steve Jobs with accomplishing it.

Wheels of Zeus (wOz) (Posted 1/23/2002 at 9:20 AM)
Steve Wozniak is starting a new company aimed at designing new consumer electronics wireless products that will have universal appeal among consumers and corporations alike.

Response to "Trouble at Apple's Core" (Posted 1/22/2002 at 4:46 PM)
Maccentral has posted a response to the article entitled "Trouble at Apple's Core".

Renicer (Posted 1/22/2002 at 9:04 AM)
Renicer, from Northern Softworks, allows you to change the frontmost application's priorty (via a gui) so that it will receive more processor time in Mac OS X.

ClarusX (Posted 1/21/2002 at 12:37 PM)
Missing Clarus the DogCow in Mac OS X, download this free hack to put him back into your page setup dialogs.

BusinessWeek: Technology Special Report (Posted 1/21/2002 at 12:23 PM)
BusinessWeek Online has a technology special report focussed on Apple.

Palm splits hardware and software units (Posted 1/21/2002 at 12:21 PM)
According to MacCentral, Palm has spun off its software business in an effort to encourage more manufacturers to license its Palm OS operating system for PDAs.

iSwipe 1b17 (Posted 1/21/2002 at 11:18 AM)
iSwipe searches AND downloads from the Web, and the FTP, Hotline, Napster, OpenNapster, Gnutella and AudioGalaxy networks.

USB Overdrive (Posted 1/21/2002 at 11:15 AM)
A beta of USB Overdrive has been released for Mac OS X.

Apple on Palm Desktop (Posted 1/19/2002 at 11:30 AM)
Apple has a page on the new Palm Desktop 4.0 for Mac OS X.

iDVD 2 won a BETT award (Posted 1/19/2002 at 10:08 AM)
Apple's iDVD Software won a prestigious U.K. BETT award in the category of Secondary School Software Tools.

PowerMacs on the way? (Posted 1/18/2002 at 9:28 PM)
A article speculates that new PowerMacs should be on the way in late January or early February.

Chronos beta Palm Conduits (Posted 1/18/2002 at 11:03 AM)
Chronos has offered beta Conduits for synching their organizers with Palm handhelds under both Mac OS 9 and X.

Mac OS X Server 10.1.2 (Posted 1/18/2002 at 11:01 AM)
Apple has released a 10.1.2 update for Mac OS X Server.

Propellerhead Software (Posted 1/18/2002 at 9:35 AM)
Propellerhead software has announced they will bring their entire line of audio products to Mac OS X.

Pressplay (Posted 1/18/2002 at 9:24 AM)
The web music service, Pressplay, may be coming to the Mac sometime this year.

Strong Demand for iMac (Posted 1/18/2002 at 9:22 AM)
It appears that orders for the new high end iMac are very strong and pushing the ship dates back by 3 to 5 weeks. (Posted 1/17/2002 at 6:29 PM)
As mentioned on Maccentral, hereUare offers wireless access points compatible with Apple's airport at many locations in the US.

JaneBuilder 1.5 (Posted 1/17/2002 at 11:25 AM)
JaneBuilder is a visual editor for PHP, designed to enable you to create complex PHP pages by using a button and menu-based interface.

REALbasic apps and plug-ins (Posted 1/17/2002 at 11:23 AM)
A Maccentral article on the many apps and plug-ins which are now available.

Barcode Producer 1.0 (Posted 1/17/2002 at 11:21 AM)
Barcode Producer 1.0 allows you to create EAN-8, EAN-13, ISBN, UPC-A, UPC-E, ITF Variable, ITF-14, Code 39, and Code 128 barecodes.

WSJ article on the iMac (Posted 1/17/2002 at 11:14 AM)
The WSJ has an article in their personal technology section on the new iMac.

MacFixIt OS X Journal (Posted 1/16/2002 at 6:06 PM)
MacFixIt has added their 5th entry to their Mac OS X Journal.

Missing Sync 3.0 (Posted 1/16/2002 at 5:59 PM)
Mark/Space Softworks showed their new iTunes and X native memory stick drivers for the Sony Cli"s and announced they will be rolled into Missing Sync 3.0.

Apple Quarterly results (Posted 1/16/2002 at 5:43 PM)
Apple has reported a first quarter profit of $38 million with revenues up 37% from the same quarter last year.

A Better Finder RENAME 4.3 (Posted 1/16/2002 at 5:42 PM)
A Better Finder RENAME version 4.3 provides improved support for OS X long file names, extends the number manipulation operations and fixes a problem with non-ascii characters in file names.

Online Gaming with Macs (Posted 1/15/2002 at 1:21 PM)
Apple has a article on online gaming with the Mac.

HealthEngage Asthma (Posted 1/15/2002 at 12:49 PM)
HealthEngage Asthma provides detailed asthma tracking and is available for Mac OS X.

BootCD (Posted 1/15/2002 at 9:44 AM)
BootCD, as noted on MacFixIt, is a utility that allows you to create custom bootable CD's with a Finder for Mac OS X.

Apple Myths Page (Posted 1/14/2002 at 6:05 PM)
Apple has added a new page to debunk myths related to the Macintosh.

SharePoints (Posted 1/14/2002 at 1:53 PM)
SharePoints 2.0 allows you to share any folder and allow access via Users and Groups.

Print66 (Posted 1/14/2002 at 12:40 PM)
Print66 is a utility that implements the Berkeley Line Printer Protocols on the Macintosh, spooling files sent from a remote host (for instance an Unix machine) and sends them to a printer.

iPhoto Contest (Posted 1/11/2002 at 10:59 AM)
Enter Apple's iPhoto contest and you could win a digital Camera or an iPod.

Mactracker 1.6 (Posted 1/11/2002 at 9:45 AM)
Mactracker has been updated to version 1.6 to include information on the lastest Macintosh hardware.

MaxMenus (Posted 1/11/2002 at 9:31 AM)
MaxMenus is an application for Mac OS X that adds configurable spring-loaded menus.

Eudora Beta for Mac OS X (Posted 1/11/2002 at 9:22 AM)
It appears a new beta version of Eudora for Mac OS X has been released so development appears to continue.

Lotus Notes for Mac OS X (Posted 1/10/2002 at 5:34 PM)
The next version of Lotus Notes, code-name "Rnext", is be able for Mac OS X. MacWorld Special Report (Posted 1/9/2002 at 8:02 PM) has a special report on this weeks MacWorld Expo in San Francisco.

MacWorld Keynote (Posted 1/8/2002 at 11:02 AM)
The MacWorld keynote should be available via Quicktime from Apple's web site soon.

UPDATED: Mail a Mac (Posted 1/8/2002 at 10:34 AM)
Our Mail a Mac has been updated with images of the new flat panel iMac, so mail one to your friends today.

Office v.X Test Drive (Posted 1/8/2002 at 10:09 AM)
Microsoft has an Office v.X test drive available to allow you to download and try their Office Suite for Mac OS X.

Windows Media Player 7.1 (Posted 1/8/2002 at 10:07 AM)
Windows Media Player is now available for download from though it has been distributed with Office v.X for a month now.

Retrospect 5 (Posted 1/8/2002 at 9:42 AM)
Dantz has released a preview version of Retrospect 5 for Mac OS X which is available for Download.

Time Magazine (Posted 1/8/2002 at 1:16 AM)
The new iMac will grace the cover of the latest edition of Time Magazine.

REALbasic 4 (Posted 1/8/2002 at 12:50 AM)
REALbasic 4 is now final and available for purchase.

Toast Titanium 5.1 (Posted 1/8/2002 at 12:47 AM)
Roxio has released the final version of Toast Titanium 5.1 which is a fully carbonized appliation.

Adobe (Posted 1/8/2002 at 12:41 AM)
Adobe has released new versions of 3 of their products with Mac OS X support: After Effects 5.5, GoLive 6 and LiveMotion 2.

Filemaker Mobile (Posted 1/8/2002 at 12:06 AM)
Filemaker has announced that a version of their mobile companion should ship in the first half of 2002 to work with Mac OS X and the new Palm Desktop.

MacWorld Keynote: The new iMac (Posted 1/8/2002 at 12:05 AM)
As expected, Steve Jobs introduced a flat-panel iMac with a G4, 15" LCD starting at $1299 and up to $1799 with a Superdrive as an option.

MacWorld Keynote: iPhoto (Posted 1/8/2002 at 12:00 AM)
Steve Jobs introduced iPhoto which lets you import your pictures from your digital camera, organize them, edit and improve them, and share them in a number of different ways.

MacWorld Keynote: New iBook (Posted 1/7/2002 at 11:59 PM)
Steve Jobs introduced an iBook with a 14" screen.

Updated Printer Drivers (Posted 1/5/2002 at 12:10 PM)
Apple has released updaters for Canon, HP and Epson printers via their Software Update function in Mac OS X.

Lego Robotics (Posted 1/5/2002 at 12:09 PM)
There will be a session on working with Lego Robotics on the Mac at the Moscone Center during MacWorld. on MacWorld (Posted 1/4/2002 at 12:38 PM) has an arcticle on the hype leading up to this years MacWorld.

Fruit Menu 1.1 (Posted 1/4/2002 at 12:36 PM)
Fruit Menu has been updated and now includes a Prefences Pane to setup your Apple Menu in Mac OS X.

Xounds (Posted 1/4/2002 at 12:34 PM)
Xounds is a haxie from Unsanity that will bring back the Appearance sounds as Mac OS 9 had.

IPNetShareX (Posted 1/4/2002 at 12:27 PM)
IPNetShareX provides basic internet connection sharing on Mac OS X but does not included all of the features that IPNetRouter includes under Mac OS 8 and 9.

IconBrowser 3.2 (Posted 1/4/2002 at 11:26 AM)
IconBrowser, the icon pack viewing utility from, is now available for Mac OS X.

Conflict Catcher 9 (Posted 1/4/2002 at 11:23 AM)
Confict Catcher has been updated to version 9 and includes support for Classic in Mac OS X and enhanced USB and Firewire support.

Slacker ToDo Lists (Posted 1/3/2002 at 10:12 AM)
Slacker ToDo Lists is a to-do list manager for Mac OS X with features such as repeating todo items, sorting, drag-n-drop, alerts, freshness dating, multiple documents interface, system service, Stickies integration, undo, Aqua user interface, calendar view, notes view and more.

Blender (Posted 1/3/2002 at 10:08 AM)
Blender is a cross-platform 3D videogame creator. It allows you to create video games for free with the option to purchase the Blender Publisher if you with to publish your game.

Mac OS X 10.1 Upgrade (Posted 1/3/2002 at 10:04 AM)
Apple has extended the deadline to upgrade to Mac OS X 10.1 from December 31, 2001 to January 31, 2002.

Carbonlib 1.5 (Posted 1/3/2002 at 9:49 AM)
CarbonLib 1.5 is now availabe for download via the Software Update in Mac OS 9.

iBook Portector (Posted 1/3/2002 at 9:43 AM)
The iBook Portector will fit into the ports on the side of an iBook and protect them from dirt, dust and more.

Cocoa eFax (Posted 1/3/2002 at 9:22 AM)
Cocoa eFax is an alternative to FaxSTF X from Smith Micro. It uses an open source unix version of fax software with a Cocoa front end.

Wired review of Virtual PC (Posted 1/3/2002 at 8:57 AM)
Wired has a short review with pictures of Virtual PC running on Mac OS X.

Adobe GoLive 6 (Posted 1/2/2002 at 4:55 PM)
Rumors are that Adobe will announce GoLive 6 for Mac OS X at next week's MacWorld.

Drive10 1.0.3 (Posted 1/2/2002 at 4:48 PM)
Drive10 is now updated for compatibility with Mac OS X 10.1.

Xsee 1.7 (Posted 1/2/2002 at 4:46 PM)
Xsee is an image browser and viewer written in Cocoa so it is native for Mac OS X.

Peak DV 3.0 (Posted 1/2/2002 at 4:44 PM)
Peak DV, the digital audio editing application from Bias, is available for Mac OS X as well as a demo version ready for download.

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