March 2002 Archived News

SportFolio II (Posted 3/28/2002 at 5:00 PM)
As noted on, the SportFolio II is a slimline case for the Apple iBook and also includes a version for the Ti PowerBook.

Mac & PC: A guide to peaceful co-existence (Posted 3/28/2002 at 4:51 PM)
Apple UK has a page on how Macs and PCs can peacefully co-exist in today's world.

Alarm Clock Pro 5.2 (Posted 3/28/2002 at 4:45 PM)
Koingo Software has released version 5.2 of their Alarm Clock Pro software with an impressive list of updates.

Symantec's Norton Series (Posted 3/28/2002 at 4:39 PM)
An Apple page with an overview of the Norton Internet Security and Norton SystemWorks for Macintosh which now support Mac OS X.

StickyBrain for FREE (Posted 3/27/2002 at 1:43 PM)
Chronos is offering their StickyBrain software for free until March 28th at 5:00pm MST. Simply go to their site, register and download your copy.

MYOB FirstEdge (Posted 3/27/2002 at 1:39 PM)
MYOB has announced a new product called MYOB FirstEdge which is targetted at small business who do not need their full MYOB AccountEdge product.

MacBreakZ! 3.1 (Posted 3/27/2002 at 1:34 PM)
MacBreakZ! is a personal ergonomic assistant which monitors keyboard and mouse activity. Version 3.1 is now available for download.

Watson 1.5 (Posted 3/27/2002 at 1:32 PM)
Watson 1.5 is now available for download from Karelia Software.

Online Video Newscast at Baltimore School (Posted 3/27/2002 at 1:31 PM)
An eighth-grader in Baltimore, Maryland is using a Mac and video technology to create a online video newscast of his school newsletter.

File Buddy 7.0 (Posted 3/27/2002 at 1:26 PM)
This release of File Buddy now provides native Mac OS X support to the file management utility.

3DOSX (Posted 3/26/2002 at 4:10 PM)
3DOSX is a 3D file browser for Mac OS X.

jTalk (Posted 3/26/2002 at 1:51 PM)
jTalk is a new JSP custom tag library from the makers of the Filemaker Pro ecommerce software Ch-Ching!

TouchStar2 Touch Screen (Posted 3/26/2002 at 1:48 PM)
The TouchStar2 touch screen is now available for the new iMac.

Pramati 3.0 (Posted 3/26/2002 at 9:28 AM)
Pramati Server 3.0 is the first J2EETM 1.3 certified app server to be commercially available on Mac OS X. A free version can be downloaded for local testing. (Posted 3/26/2002 at 9:25 AM) is a website for students with web forums, weekly chats, tutorials, project discussion areas and a showcase gallery that are all focused toward Mac OS X.

Retrospect 5.0 (Posted 3/26/2002 at 8:47 AM)
Dantz has released Retrospect 5.0 for Mac OS 9 and X which comes in their Express, Desktop, Workgroup and Server versions.

Palm Desktop 4.0 (Posted 3/25/2002 at 3:14 PM)
The final version of Palm Desktop 4.0 is now available for download.

Queuesync 1.40b9 (Posted 3/25/2002 at 9:07 AM)
An update to the Entourage Sync conduit is now available.

Contact This! 2.1 (Posted 3/25/2002 at 9:00 AM)
Contact This! now includes the ability to export .VCF files directly to an iPod.

Mailsmith 1.5 (Posted 3/25/2002 at 8:57 AM)
Bare Bones has released version 1.5 of their Mailsmith email application which now includes support for Mac OS X.

Share your Experience (Posted 3/23/2002 at 8:28 AM)
Apple is asking for all PC users who are either considering a Mac or have already bought a Mac to share their feelings.

Macworld Tokyo 2002 (Posted 3/23/2002 at 8:27 AM)
Apple has a Macworld Tokyo page which summarizes last weeks show.

Xtractor (Posted 3/22/2002 at 3:17 PM)
Xtractor will extract files from a DVD to a MPEG stream on your hard drive.

Celestia 1.2.2 (Posted 3/22/2002 at 10:30 AM)
Celestia is a free real-time space simulation application which has been bundled to run udner Mac OS X.

AudioX (Posted 3/22/2002 at 10:24 AM)
REALmac Software has released AudioX which allows Mac OS X to record audio from any input source.

REALbasic Club (Posted 3/22/2002 at 9:56 AM)
RBSource is an online club for REALbasic developers to download code samples, plug-ins, etc.

Netscape 6.2.2 (Posted 3/22/2002 at 9:54 AM)
Netscape 6.2.2 has been released for Mac OS 8/9/X and is available for download.

iPod Update 1.1 (Posted 3/21/2002 at 10:51 AM)
Apple released the iPod Update 1.1 which adds support for vCards on the iPod and they also now offer an engraving service for new iPod purchases.

Macromedia Flash Player 6 (Posted 3/21/2002 at 10:40 AM)
Macromedia released an update to their Flash Player for Mac OS X.

5,000 iMacs per Day (Posted 3/21/2002 at 10:30 AM)
Apple announced that they are in volume production of the new iMac and shipping 5,000 per day. They also announced they would be raising the prices by $100 due to the rising cost of components.

Cable Modem Hacking (Posted 3/20/2002 at 11:32 PM)
As noted on, this article discusses someone who used features of a DOCSIS compatible modem to change the bandwidth allocation.

10Gig iPod (Posted 3/20/2002 at 11:21 PM)
A new version of the iPod with a 10Gig drive and a $499 price tag is now available.

Bluetooth and Apple (Posted 3/20/2002 at 11:19 PM)
Apple has announced a Bluetooth USB adapter which will be available for Mac OS X in April.

23-inch Flat Panel (Posted 3/20/2002 at 11:18 PM)
Apple has announced a new 23-inch flat panel display that has a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution.

A Better Finder RENAME 4.5b1 (Posted 3/20/2002 at 11:16 PM)
A Better Finder RENAME version 4.5 beta 1 for MacOS X features the long awaiting contextual menu integration into the OS X Finder.

iMac Upgrade Card (Posted 3/20/2002 at 11:15 PM)
Sonnet Technologies announced the new HARMONi?G3 600 MHz processor upgrade/FireWire combo card for the original iMac.

REALbasic 4.0.2 (Posted 3/20/2002 at 11:10 PM)
REALbasic 4.0.2 is now available for download with numerous fixes.

iTunes 2.04 (Posted 3/20/2002 at 11:08 PM)
Apple released a 2.04 update for iTunes.

oAzium Smart Card plug-in (Posted 3/19/2002 at 12:38 PM)
The oAzium Smart Card plug-in for FileMaker Pro makes it is possible to build systems that require a smart card to be present to interact with a database.

ecOrganizer and ecSync (Posted 3/19/2002 at 11:00 AM)
ecOrganizer is a FileMaker Pro workgroup diary, contact and project management system with optional modules for quoting, invoicing and time and cost management. ecSync for PalmOS allows it to sync with the Palm.

MSN Messenger 2.1 (Posted 3/19/2002 at 10:02 AM)
MSN Messenger 2.1 is now available for free download from Microsoft. Up until now it has been only available with Office v.X.

Location X 1.0.4 (Posted 3/19/2002 at 9:47 AM)
Location X 1.0.4 is an update to the location manager which brings back the functionality of Mac OS 9.

Classic Menu 2.5.1 (Posted 3/19/2002 at 9:46 AM)
Classic Menu has been updated to version 2.5.1 which inludes a Japanese translation, updated menu icons for OS X 10.1 and improved detection of packages, network aliases and hidden files.

SubRosa Volume 1-File Utilities (Posted 3/19/2002 at 9:43 AM)
SubRosa Volume 1-File Utilities is the first of a new series of security software licensed by FWB Software.

Spam Crackdown (Posted 3/19/2002 at 9:24 AM)
The FTC wants those who have received spam (who hasn't) to forward it to them and has an email address setup to receive it.

The Old Mac That Went to Pot (Posted 3/19/2002 at 9:15 AM)
As noted on, a article about an SE/30 made into a bong.

New Printers from Lexmark (Posted 3/19/2002 at 9:12 AM)
Lexmark has released some new printers: models Z65, Z55, Z45, Z35 and Z25 offering resolutions up to 4800 x 1200.

Acrobat Reader for Palm (Posted 3/19/2002 at 9:04 AM)
Adobe has released beta 2 of their Acrobat Reader for Palm devices.

Optigold ISP (Posted 3/18/2002 at 9:19 AM)
Optigold ISP is a software solution made for ISP's from Digital Point Solutions.

Screen Dump 1.0 (Posted 3/18/2002 at 9:15 AM)
Screen dump will take a picture of your screen at a certain interval and upload it to an ftp server.

PAID! (Posted 3/18/2002 at 9:09 AM)
PAID! is an accounting and invoicing database designed for the entertainment industry.

Alarm Clock Pro 5.1 (Posted 3/18/2002 at 9:07 AM)
Alarm Clock Pro has been updated to version 5.1 and includes ten new features, a few bug fixes, and many enhancements.

Trash X 1.3 (Posted 3/18/2002 at 9:05 AM)
Trash X 1.3 adds the ability to securely delete items as well as empty the trash as root.

Airport BaseStation 3.84 (Posted 3/16/2002 at 10:15 PM)
An update is available for the original Airport BaseStation which will correct issues with cable modems.

QuickTime beats Real and Microsoft (Posted 3/15/2002 at 12:03 PM)
In a comparative review by Network Computing, QuickTime beat out video streaming solutions from Real and Microsoft.

SketchUp 2.0 (Posted 3/15/2002 at 12:00 PM)
SketchUp 2.0, a simple tool for creating, viewing, and modifying 3D ideas, will be coming to Mac OS X.

CoolCam 2.3 (Posted 3/15/2002 at 11:54 AM)
CoolCam has been updated to version 2.3 and adds schedules, dynamic badge items, QuickTime effects and more.

Group Organizer Server 4.03 (Posted 3/15/2002 at 11:52 AM)
Chronos LC has released a new version of their Group Organizer Server which has been rewritten as a Cocoa application.

Macs on the Sets of TV Shows (Posted 3/15/2002 at 11:39 AM)
An Apple article on the use of Macs in television shows such as Fox's "24".

Apple Remote Desktop (Posted 3/14/2002 at 5:02 PM)
Apple has announced the Apple Remote Desktop which includes tools system administrators can use to assist users with problems, distribute software, and efficiently manage Macintosh systems - all from a central location, and over both wired and wireless networks.

Troi Grabber Plug-in 1.4b1 (Posted 3/14/2002 at 10:18 AM)
Troi Grabber Plug-in 1.4b1 is a tool for grabbing pictures from a video input source and putting them directly into a FileMaker container field.

ICQ 3.02X (Posted 3/14/2002 at 9:44 AM)
ICQ 3.02X is the latest version of the ICQ client and now includes native support for Mac OS X.

Mulberry 2.2b3 (Posted 3/14/2002 at 9:42 AM)
Mulberry 2.2b3 is the lastest beta release of this email client which includes support for Mac OS and Mac OS X.

StopWatch Plus (Posted 3/14/2002 at 9:24 AM)
StopWatch Plus is a project time tracker which runs native on Mac OS X.

Password Retriever 3.0 (Posted 3/14/2002 at 9:18 AM)
Password Retriever 3.0 will now run on Mac OS 8 as well as Mac OS 9 and X.

Harry Potter on DVD (Posted 3/13/2002 at 3:27 PM)
We don't normally put this type of advertising here, but Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is coming on DVD and you can order it today.

Microsoft's Mac Business Unit and .NET (Posted 3/13/2002 at 3:04 PM)
A article on Microsoft's Macintosh Business unit and their opposition to fully adopting .NET.

Palm Web Browser (Posted 3/13/2002 at 1:59 PM)
Palm is releasing a web browser that is designed for most of their recent models and will work via wireless or a modem connection.

From the Rumor Pages (Posted 3/13/2002 at 1:19 PM)
According to MacOS Rumors, "Mac OS X 10.2 will feature a completely revamped printing subsystem, according to Apple sources, that will greatly improve support for USB printers that do not have existing OS X drivers, and will return USB Printer Sharing to the Mac OS".

Lotus Notes 6 Pre-release 1 (Posted 3/13/2002 at 1:15 PM)
A new update of Lotus Notes 6 is now available for download for Mac OS X.

An Anti-Mac Conspiracy (Posted 3/13/2002 at 12:49 PM)
A article discusses the possibility of there being an anti-Mac conspiracy in corporate America.

Apple iDVD 2 (Posted 3/13/2002 at 12:42 PM)
A article on using iDVD 2 and the Superdrive from Apple.

SnapTalk 3 Public Beta (Posted 3/12/2002 at 12:01 PM)
SnapTalk 3 public beta is a chat, file transfer application for your network and is now available for Mac OS 7.5 through X.

Now Up-to-Date & Contact conduits for Mac OS X (Posted 3/12/2002 at 11:35 AM)
Power On Software has released new versions of their Palm conduits for Mac OS X.

PocketBackup 1.0b1 (Posted 3/11/2002 at 9:18 PM)
PocketBackup is an easy to use, reliable, and affordable personal backup system.

QueueSync 1.40b8 (Posted 3/11/2002 at 9:16 PM)
An update to QueueSync was relelased bringing the Entourage X Palm Conduit to version 1.40b8.

From Linux to Mac OS X (Posted 3/11/2002 at 4:19 PM)
John Hummel at The Gamers Press says "After 2.5 years of Linux, I"ve finally found joy in a Unix operating system. And I found it when I purchased a Macintosh - the first one I have ever owned." (Posted 3/11/2002 at 4:00 PM)
The Higher Education Mac OS X Lab Deployment Initiative is trying to simplify the task of installing and maintaining Mac OS X in a computer lab.

Age of Empires II 1.0.4 (Posted 3/11/2002 at 8:03 AM)
An update is available for Age of Empires II which fixes some multiplayer issues.

New Apple Commercial (Posted 3/11/2002 at 8:00 AM)
Apple has their latest iMac commerical available in Quicktime format.

Star Wars Episode II (Posted 3/11/2002 at 7:59 AM)
Apple is hosting the new Star Wars Episode II trailer under their Quicktime site entitled Clone War.

Internet Explorer Preference Issue (Posted 3/8/2002 at 9:20 AM) has published an item explaining why Internet Explorer in Mac OS X doesn't always seem to remember preferences. The problem is with is updated by more than one application so the last one open wins. To update prefs make sure Internet Explorer is the only application running.

QueueSync 1.40b6 (Posted 3/8/2002 at 9:16 AM)
An update to QueueSync was relelased bringing the Entourage X Palm Conduit to version 1.40b6.

REALbasic Developer Magazine (Posted 3/8/2002 at 9:07 AM)
A REALbasic developer magazine will be coming out this summer with tips, sample code and more.

Freeway 3.5 (Posted 3/8/2002 at 9:05 AM)
Freeway 3.5 is now available and includes support for Mac OS X.

Virtual PC 5.02 (Posted 3/8/2002 at 8:58 AM)
An updated to Virtual PC, version 5.02, has been released and appearst o have increased performance.

World War II Online (Posted 3/7/2002 at 8:42 PM)
World War II Online is a massively multiplayer online game that is having a Macintosh closed beta test for Mac OS X.

PopCal X 1.1 (Posted 3/6/2002 at 2:50 PM)
PopCal X 1.1, calendar plug-in for Filemaker, is now available for Mac OS X.

Steve Jobs will keynote MacWorld Expo Tokyo (Posted 3/6/2002 at 1:14 PM)
It has been announced that Steve Jobs will do the keynote at the MacWorld Expo in Tokyo later this month.

SecureFM 5.5.4 for Mac OS X (Posted 3/6/2002 at 12:16 PM)
The FileMaker plugin SecureFM has been updated and now includes support for Mac OS X.

iDraw 1.0 for Mac OS X (Posted 3/6/2002 at 10:45 AM)
iDraw is a Cocoa application which allows you to create an illustrations and animations.

DJBDNS on Mac OS X (Posted 3/6/2002 at 10:43 AM)
As noted on Macintouch, this how to explains how to setup DJBDNS on a Mac OS X server.

Apple: the Comeback Kid (Posted 3/6/2002 at 10:39 AM)
A Fortune article which analyzes what may be if the new iMac is a hit in the corporate market.

Freakin' cool iMac has it all (Posted 3/6/2002 at 10:38 AM)
A Chicago Sun-Times comentary on a comic strip which calls the new iMac Freakin' cool.

Location X (Posted 3/5/2002 at 9:14 AM)
Location X brings the functionality of the Location Manager in 9 to Mac OS X.

Apple is the Global Brand of the Year (Posted 3/5/2002 at 9:09 AM)
In a Reader's Choice 2001 Brand of the Year survey conducted by Brandchannel, Apple was named the brand of the year for 2001.

FileMaker and PHP (Posted 3/5/2002 at 7:58 AM)
FX.php is a free, Open-Source PHP class which makes FileMaker Pro Data accessible via PHP.

Wiretapping on the Mac (Posted 3/4/2002 at 12:35 PM)
Proteron has a page on what equipment will work with a Mac and allow you to wiretap a phone line to an MP3 file.

Maya PLE (Posted 3/4/2002 at 10:28 AM)
Maya PLE grants anyone with the desire to learn more about Maya, or 3D computer graphics in general, a free version of Maya for personal, non-commercial use.

DVD Player 3.1 for Mac OS X (Posted 3/4/2002 at 9:28 AM)
Apple released DVD Player 3.1 for Mac OS X via their Software Update feature.

MovingPicture 3.0 (Posted 3/4/2002 at 9:25 AM)
MovingPicture 3.0, the latest major upgrade to the still image animation software now includes support for Mac OS X.

Synk 4 Preview 7 (Posted 3/4/2002 at 9:14 AM)
Synk 4 is a Cocoa application for backing up. Version 4 runs only under Mac OS 10.1 and higher while earlier versions run on classic Mac OS as well.

Computerworld: Unix on Rise? (Posted 3/4/2002 at 9:00 AM)
A Computerworld article discusses the affect of Mac OS X on the would of UNIX and Linux.

TextSpresso 2.0b2 for Mac OS X (Posted 3/4/2002 at 8:57 AM)
Highlights from TextSpresso 2.0b2 include Batch documents are now fully functional, Double-click filter files to import new filters, The Mac OS X application menu is now enabled and A work around for the text color bug which occured on G4 Macs.

JBuilder 6 (Posted 3/2/2002 at 11:44 AM)
Borland has a JBuilder update that applies to Mac OS X.

Eudora 5.1 for Mac OS X Beta (Posted 3/2/2002 at 11:43 AM)
Qualcomm has released a new beta of Eudora 5.1 for Mac OS X.

ecSchedule (Posted 3/1/2002 at 2:48 PM)
ecSchedule is a FileMaker Pro template that, together with the Troi Activator plugin can trigger scripts in other FileMaker Pro templates at any set time.

WebMerge 1.9.3 (Posted 3/1/2002 at 2:45 PM)
WebMerge 1.9.3 is a tool for Mac OS and Windows which generates static Web pages from database files such as Filemaker Pro.

PopLog X (Posted 3/1/2002 at 11:38 AM)
PopLog X is a free Filemaker Pro plug-in for User Name/Password input, which also provides the system time and date of the user login and runs on Mac OS X.

SETI control 1.1 (Posted 3/1/2002 at 11:33 AM)
SETI control is an update to the REALbasic application which allows you to control the UNIX version of SETI@home.

Locator 0.7 (Posted 3/1/2002 at 11:32 AM)
Locator 0.7 is a GUI wrapper for the "locate" UNIX command which allows you to very quickly find files.

Daylite (Posted 3/1/2002 at 10:10 AM)
Daylite is a CRM (Customer Relationship Manager) application that is written in Cocoa and coming to Mac OS X in spring of 2002.

AirPort 2.0.2 (Posted 3/1/2002 at 10:08 AM)
Apple released an update to the Airport software which is available via the Software Update function in 9 and X.

IomegaWare 3.5 for Mac OS X (Posted 3/1/2002 at 10:07 AM)
Iomega has released the first version of its IomegaWare software which will run natively on Mac OS X.

Quicken 2002 R3 Update (Posted 3/1/2002 at 10:06 AM)
Intuit has released an R3 update to Quicken Deluxe 2002.

Unsanity Updates Haxies (Posted 3/1/2002 at 9:35 AM)
Unsanity has updated many of its haxies such as: WindowShade, FruitMenu, Xounds and Dock Detox.

Firewalk X 2 (Posted 3/1/2002 at 9:31 AM)
Firewalk X 2 is an update to the Mac OS X firewall. on the iPod (Posted 3/1/2002 at 9:28 AM)
The Wall Street Journal Online has an favorable article comparing the iPod to the Rio Riot.

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