June 2002 Archived News

July Security Update (Posted 6/30/2002 at 3:56 PM)
Apple has released a security update for Mac OS X available through software update.

MacStumbler 0.6b (Posted 6/28/2002 at 8:56 AM)
MacStumbler is a small utility to check out how many wireless networks there are in your area, usually known as war driving.

Surfing with Gestures (Posted 6/28/2002 at 8:36 AM)
The PowerPage has this article on Mozilla mouse gestures which allow you to surf the web simply by making gestures with the mouse.

Yellow Dog Linux 2.3 (Posted 6/28/2002 at 8:32 AM)
Yellow Dog Linux 2.3, the latest major release to its flagship PowerPC-based Linux operating system, has been released.

iMac Update for Mac OS 10.1.5 (Posted 6/28/2002 at 8:27 AM)
This update is for computers using Mac OS X 10.1.5 build 5T91. The iMac Update includes enhancements to support the installation of third party applications and the Networking Update which improves network and Internet access after restarting your computer or when waking from sleep.

Xserve beats Windows, SGI, Sun boxes (Posted 6/27/2002 at 8:52 PM)
Xserve beat Windows, SGI and Sun boxes in performance testing of various file servers under two specific conditions.

A Call to Arms - RC5 Challenge (Posted 6/27/2002 at 8:52 AM)
The has posted a call to arms in a RC5-cracking contest where Macs are in 6th place and used to be in first. So, download the GUI front-end and go.

iCab 2.8.1 (Posted 6/27/2002 at 8:48 AM)
A new version of iCab is now available for Mac OS 7/8/9 and Mac OS X.

everchanging Presence 2.0 (Posted 6/27/2002 at 8:42 AM)
everchanging Presence has been rewritten from scratch for Mac OS X and becomes a "new Mac OS X Web publishing system."

Repair Privileges Utility (Posted 6/26/2002 at 3:27 PM)
Repair Privileges Utility restores the privileges (or "permissions") of Mac OS X system files and Apple-installed software to their default configuration.

LiteSwitch X 1.01 (Posted 6/26/2002 at 3:20 PM)
LiteSwitch X is a free keyboard switcher which offers a whole host of other features like drag and drop support, application termination and window layering control.

GolfMeister 3.5 (Posted 6/26/2002 at 3:16 PM)
GolfMeister is a golf score keeping and statistical analysis program.

Macs take over Photography Summit (Posted 6/26/2002 at 3:15 PM)
Apple, Nikon and Epson are sponsoring the Rich Clarkson Digital Summit.

PictureTalk (Posted 6/26/2002 at 3:11 PM)
Pixion is now providing hosted services for PictureTalk, the cross platform web conferencing system which includes support for Mac OS 9/X.

Snard (Posted 6/25/2002 at 6:42 PM)
Snard is a menu bar and dock based Launcher. Snard reduces dock and screen clutter by replacing numerous items with a convenient system menu or dockling.

Budget for Mac OS X (Posted 6/25/2002 at 4:37 PM)
Budget is a budgeting program written from the ground up for Mac OS X.

The Sims Vacation (Posted 6/25/2002 at 4:33 PM)
The Sims Vacation is a new expansion pack for the Sims coming from Aspyr.

Whisper 1.0b (Posted 6/25/2002 at 9:31 AM)
Whisper 1.0b enables a high-quality playback and easy browsing through MP3 files, utilizing benefits of Kanex's previous MP3 Strip application while also adding a new technology for skins creation, which fully utilizes Mac OS X imaging power.

OmniWeb 4.1 (Posted 6/25/2002 at 9:20 AM)
OmniWeb 4.1 is now final and available for download.

ConceptDraw 1.8 (Posted 6/25/2002 at 9:01 AM)
ConceptDraw has been updated wtih its graphics editor and export capabilities being extended and the addition of XML support.

AppleScript 1.8.3 (Posted 6/24/2002 at 3:58 PM)
AppleScript 1.8.3 provides increased stability of scripts and script applications, improved Unicode support for text and runs applications created with the latest version of AppleScript Studio. It is available through Software Update.

Pop-Up Zapper (Posted 6/24/2002 at 11:13 AM)
Pop-Up Zapper is a shareware application for Mac OS X that helps you by "zapping" away those annoying pop-up windows when you surf the web.

Creating Aqua Buttons (Posted 6/24/2002 at 11:08 AM)
A how-to by Mac Design Online on creating aqua buttons.

Aqua Text How To (Posted 6/24/2002 at 10:45 AM)
MacMerc on how you can produce text similar to the large X on the box MacOS X comes in.

Security on Mac OS X 10.1.5 (Posted 6/24/2002 at 9:51 AM)
This article on security in Mac OS X 10.1.5 among other things, covers how you can setup a VPN using SSH and Appleshare.

Six Degrees (Posted 6/22/2002 at 9:39 PM)
Six Degrees is timefreeing technology designed so you can complete projects faster, without changing the way you work.

Airport 2.0.4 (Posted 6/22/2002 at 6:06 PM)
Apple has released an upgrade to their Aiport software with the following new features:
  • The AirPort Setup Assistant configures the base station with America Online (AOL) account information and configures the AOL client with the correct location and AirPort settings.
  • The ability to dial into the base station through a standard PPP phone connection, allowing remote access to the base station and the computers on the AirPort wireless and wired network.
  • Compatible with Windows clients that use Point PPTP (Point to Point Tunneling Protocol) or IPSec (without authenticated headers) style VPN (Virtual Private Network).
  • Supports multiple connections to port mapped services.
The update is available through the software update feature.

Networking Update (Posted 6/22/2002 at 5:46 PM)
Apple has released a Networking Update which improves network and Internet access after restarting your computer or when waking from sleep.

Norton AntiVirus 8.0.2 (Posted 6/22/2002 at 5:45 PM)
Norton Antivirus 8.02 is now available via the Live Update function.

Export-Import Scripts for Entourage (Posted 6/21/2002 at 1:28 PM)
The scripts allow you to import/export between all versions of Entourage, Outlook, Palm Desktop and other PIMs.

New Mac Supercomputing Cluster (Posted 6/21/2002 at 1:26 PM)
A new Mac Supercomputing Cluster is set to go online next week at the Danish Technical University.

CommuniGate Pro (Posted 6/20/2002 at 1:56 PM)
CommuniGate Pro has been updated for Mac OS X.

No Jump for Quicktime (Posted 6/20/2002 at 1:54 PM)
The new Nielsen ratings for Quicktime did not show up jump in use after all.

Shutterfly (Posted 6/20/2002 at 1:52 PM)
Shutterfly, the online photo service, has released some Mac OS X compatible plug-ins for Internet Explorer.

IPNetTunerX 1.0 (Posted 6/20/2002 at 1:49 PM)
IPNetTunerX 1.0, an Internet connection optimization tool built for Mac OS X.

Apple Beckons Windows Users (Posted 6/20/2002 at 1:42 PM)
This article from the Wall Street Journal talks about Apple's attempts to convert Windows users.

A Better Finder Rename 4.7 (Posted 6/19/2002 at 2:24 PM)
A Better Finder Rename 4.7 for Mac OS 9 & OS X allows the file date to be added to the beginning of the file name and features an improved OS X installer.

Quicktime's Market Share Higher (Posted 6/19/2002 at 2:23 PM)
Apple Computer is close to vindication in a long-running dispute with Web researchers over the popularity of its QuickTime multimedia technology.

Emailchemy 1.0 (Posted 6/17/2002 at 10:30 AM)
Emailchemy reads email from the proprietary formats of the most popular email applications and converts them to standard, portable formats that any application can use.

jsTool 1.0 (Posted 6/17/2002 at 10:00 AM)
jsTool is a JavaScript editor which includes drag and drop editing.

SparkME (Posted 6/17/2002 at 9:57 AM)
SparkME is a free audio editor for Mac OS X.

Internet Explorer 5.2 (Posted 6/17/2002 at 9:52 AM)
Microsoft has announced the release version 5.2 of Internet Explorer which now includes Quartz text smoothing among its updates.

MoonMenu 2.0 (Posted 6/17/2002 at 9:49 AM)
MoonMenu draws the current phase of the moon in the menubar with version 2.0 adding support for Mac OS X.

Vapor (Posted 6/17/2002 at 9:42 AM)
Vapor harnesses the power of SSH to provide secure, encrypted VPN connections for AppleShare, WWW, Server Admin and other Internet services.

Warcraft III (Posted 6/14/2002 at 8:32 PM)
Warcraft III is coming soon and will ship for both Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows on the same CD.

Microsoft Distributes Virus (Posted 6/14/2002 at 8:22 PM)
Not only is their software a haven for viruses but now Microsoft is distributing them with their Korean-language versions of Visual Studio .Net.

Macs 36% cheaper to run that Windows PCs (Posted 6/14/2002 at 8:18 PM)
A study by respected technology research company Gartner has found that Macs are up to 36 percent cheaper to own and run than competing Windows PCs.

Synk 4.0 (Posted 6/14/2002 at 8:12 PM)
Synk, the native Cocoa file synchronization application, has been updated to version 4.

MailArmor (Posted 6/14/2002 at 8:08 PM)
MailArmor is an application that helps to keep your electronic mailbox free of spam: it looks at the relevant parts of your email before it leaves the mail server.

HenWen 1.0 (Posted 6/14/2002 at 8:04 PM)
HenWen 1.0 is a network security package for Mac OS X that makes it easy to configure and run Snort, a free Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS).

Silk 1.1 (Posted 6/12/2002 at 8:29 AM)
Silk enables the Quartz text rendering and smoothing introduced in Mac OS X 10.1.5 in all Carbon applications.

Fire 0.31.a (Posted 6/11/2002 at 11:22 AM)
A new version of the multi-service chat application Fire is now available for download.

PopChar X 1.1 (Posted 6/11/2002 at 11:00 AM)
An update to PopChar X has been released and is available for download.

Jobs and Ive Talk Design (Posted 6/11/2002 at 10:29 AM)
An interview with Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ive discussing Apple's design process.

Finderella 1.0b11 (Posted 6/10/2002 at 10:01 AM)
Finderella 1.0b11 is a simple Finder replacement for very young children.

Chimera 0.3 (Posted 6/10/2002 at 9:56 AM)
A new version of Chimera is now available for download.

shadowIP 1.0 (Posted 6/10/2002 at 9:53 AM)
shadowIP is a freeware IP monitoring utility for Mac OS X. shadowIP was written in cocoa and is 100% OS X native.

Audacity 1.0 (Posted 6/10/2002 at 9:46 AM)
Audacity is a free audio editor. You can record sounds, play sounds, import and export WAV, AIFF, and MP3 files, and more.

The Sims: Hot Date (Posted 6/10/2002 at 9:40 AM)
Aspyr has shipped the Hot Date expansion pack for The Sims.

Real People (Posted 6/10/2002 at 9:34 AM)
Apple has launched a new advertising campaign featuring real people who have switched from PCs to Mac.

Mulberry 3.0a2 (Posted 6/7/2002 at 9:35 PM)
Mulberry 3.0a2 is available for download featuring a redesigned UI that provides an optional 3-pane layout as well as preview panes for other windows.

Email Magician 1.9 (Posted 6/7/2002 at 9:30 PM)
Email Magician 1.9 is available and increases the types of filters it creates.

"Fill Your Photo Album" Promotion (Posted 6/7/2002 at 9:28 PM)
Apple has a promotion for you to upgrade to Mac OS X and get 75 Kodak prints free.

Mozilla 1.0 (Posted 6/6/2002 at 5:21 PM)
Mozilla 1.0 has been released and supports up through Mac OS X.

iCab 2.8 (Posted 6/5/2002 at 9:54 AM)
iCab 2.8 has been released and is available for download.

MPEG-4 and Steve Jobs (Posted 6/5/2002 at 9:42 AM)
In an interview with Steve Jobs, he says that he "think(s) MPEG-4 is going to be really big" and also has some comments on the eMac.

Mac OS X 10.1.5 (Posted 6/5/2002 at 9:38 AM)
Apple has released Mac OS X 10.1.5 and it is available via software update.

Cee Pee You 1.1 (Posted 6/4/2002 at 3:12 PM)
Cee Pee You 1.1 is a menu extra which displays the CPU load in the menu bar.

Quicktime 6 Preview (Posted 6/4/2002 at 2:34 PM)
The public preview of QuickTime 6 is now available as a free download for both Mac and Windows.

eMac (Posted 6/4/2002 at 2:33 PM)
Originally offered only to education customers, the eMac is now available in a new CD-RW and modem configuration through all Apple retail channel.

rXML (Posted 6/3/2002 at 10:50 PM)
rXML is a complete XML parser and router, completely written in REALbasic.

FAXstf X 10.0.4 (Posted 6/3/2002 at 9:59 PM)
A new update for FAXstf X is available with some new added features such as the ability to automatically forward a received fax via email.

Office v.X Update (Posted 6/2/2002 at 11:33 PM)
Microsoft announced the Office v.X Update and Messenger 3.0. They also announced the Entourage Palm Conduit will be available on July 15.

FX.php (Posted 6/2/2002 at 2:24 PM)
FX.php is a PHP class which combines the ease of use of FileMaker Pro with the power of PHP.

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