October 2002 Archived News

Apple SuperDrive Update (Posted 10/31/2002 at 10:23 AM)
Apple has a web page for their Apple SuperDrive Update which is currently available for the iMac and coming soon for the PowerMac G4.

GraphicConverter 4.5 (Posted 10/31/2002 at 9:58 AM)
GraphicConverter has been updated and the new releas5{ for OTA import and export, PDF import (in Mac OS X only), basic ORF import, CRW import, CINEON import, JPEG 2000 export with KDU, Quartz text rendering for dialogs, menus, and dozens of other enhancements, changes, bug fixes and improvements.

Fortune on Jaguar (Posted 10/31/2002 at 9:55 AM)
Peter Lewis states that the most impressive software so far this year is Apple OS X version 10.2.

Kids Play 1.0 (Posted 10/30/2002 at 4:11 PM)
We have released an all new application today which is designed for little kids. It is called Kids Play and allows them to type in numbers and letters and it will speak and display what they type. Great fun for toddlers... and it runs on Classic Mac OS as well as Mac OS X.

Dell is Selling the iPod (Posted 10/30/2002 at 3:07 PM)
Dell is now selling Apple's iPod as funny as they may seem.

Switching to Mac: Real Stories (Posted 10/30/2002 at 9:34 AM)
Apple has added new stories to its Switch section.

QuickBooks Beta (Posted 10/29/2002 at 11:58 AM)
According to Thinksecret, Intuit has distributed a beta version of the Mac OS X compatible QuickBooks Pro 5.0.

AOL Spin Off (Posted 10/29/2002 at 11:50 AM)
A Maccentral article discusses comments made by Steve Case that it is possible that AOL Time Warner's internet unit could be spun off.

Real Will Release Source Code for Media Player (Posted 10/29/2002 at 11:47 AM)
Realrelease the underlying software code for its open source media player, a move that should allow developers to create free versions of the player to run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems.

Print Window 2.0 (Posted 10/29/2002 at 11:42 AM)
Print Window 2.0 is a simple utility that resides in the Mac OS X Dock. Simply open the folder whose contents you want to print in the Finder, press Command-P and the file listing for that window will be printed.

Troi URL Plug-in (Posted 10/29/2002 at 8:51 AM)
Troi URL Plug-in for FileMaker Pro 6 allows you to do both POST and GET requests directly from within Filemaker Pro.

Retrospect Driver Update 3.1 (Posted 10/28/2002 at 10:25 AM)
Dantz has released a Retrospect Driver Update for use with both Retrospect and Retrospect Express.

OSXvnc 1.0 (Posted 10/28/2002 at 10:12 AM)
OSXvnc 1.0 is a freeware VNC server for Mac OS X.

PodNews 3 PR1 (Posted 10/28/2002 at 10:02 AM)
PodNews 3 supports hundreds of news sources out of the box, covering a broad range of subjects including Mac news, sports, current events and entertainment. You can also add a source for any site with an RSS or RDF stream at the click of a button.

EntourageGPG 1.3 (Posted 10/28/2002 at 9:56 AM)
EntourageGPG enables Entourage to become a first-rate PGP/GPG-enabled mail client.

Cisco VPN Client (Posted 10/28/2002 at 9:54 AM)
Cisco has released an updated VPN client for Mac OS X which now includes a GUI for installation and login.

P.O. Toolbox 2.0 (Posted 10/25/2002 at 11:33 AM)
P.O. Toolbox is package management software for shipping with the U.S. Postal Service.

Swordfish Express (Posted 10/25/2002 at 9:17 AM)
Swordfish Express is freeware which will print USPS style shipping labels as well as create the record at

Drop Drawers X 1.6 (Posted 10/24/2002 at 10:13 AM)
Drop Drawers X version 1.6 includes the addition of many Mac OS X features such as Quartz text smoothing, transparency and long file names.

Transmit 2.0 (Posted 10/23/2002 at 4:11 PM)
Panic has released version 2.0 of Transmit with a list of new features.

Mac OS X Port Usage (Posted 10/23/2002 at 4:03 PM)
As noted on Macintouch, Apple has released an update list of both TCP and UDP ports used in Mac OS X. Note: as of the time on this post, the download links are marked incorrectly as the link for Mac OS X is actually for Classic and Classic is for Mac OS X.

Stuffit Deluxe 7.0.1 (Posted 10/23/2002 at 3:55 PM)
An update to Stuffit Deluxe 7 has been released to address some compatibility issues with Mac OS X 10.2.

Apple's Life Science Efforts Bearing Fruit (Posted 10/22/2002 at 6:31 PM)
Apple's life science efforts appear to be bearing fruit as the combination of Mac OS X's UNIX base and the XServer allow it to compete where it couldn't before.

nSync (Posted 10/22/2002 at 12:46 PM)
nSync will support synchronization of a Newton to the Address Book and iCal applications. It's a Cocoa application, so when you develop plug-ins you can access your Newton as a Cocoa object.

Outlook 2 Mac (Posted 10/22/2002 at 12:43 PM)
Outlook 2 Mac allows you to move your Outlook email, contacts, and calendar appointments from a PC to a Macintosh. (Posted 10/22/2002 at 12:36 PM)
Macintouch has a reader report on which we earlier reported on. It appears this web site is selling items from other companies which it does not have the right to sell and if you go to the site it states it is temporarily closed and provides MacTable's side of the story.

Acrobat Reader 5.1 (Posted 10/21/2002 at 1:24 PM)
Adobe has released version 5.1 of Acrobat Reader which includes a number of new features.

The MacWorld Expo Battle (Posted 10/21/2002 at 1:22 PM)
With Apple and IDG each taking shots, the two sides talked today and have worked out some of their issues regarding East Coast Expo's.

Fire 0.31e (Posted 10/21/2002 at 1:16 PM)
An updated versioin of the instant messaging client Fire has been released.

PopChar X 1.3.1 (Posted 10/18/2002 at 12:06 PM)
PopChar X has been updated to version 1.3.1 and is available for download.

QuickTime 6.0.2 (Posted 10/18/2002 at 12:05 PM)
Apple has released QuickTime 6.0.2 which is available for download from their web site.

Macintosh Postage Software (Posted 10/18/2002 at 12:03 PM)
Macintouch as a reader report on postage solutions for the Macintosh.

Converting to the Mac (Posted 10/17/2002 at 2:49 PM)
CNN has an article on converting to the Mac starting with a comment from Tom Clancy saying "You gotta get a Mac."

MacTable (Posted 10/17/2002 at 11:17 AM)
MacTable exists to provide a "one stop shop" for many different items that (A) wonderfully complement the "Macintosh Way," in appearance and function, (B) evoke a strong sense of wonder and product lust, in the same manner as do the Macs themselves, and (C) are intrinsically valuable, durable, and timeless in their function and design, just as is the Macintosh computer system.

Microsoft Office v.X 10.1.1 Update (Posted 10/17/2002 at 11:09 AM)
Microsoft released an update to Office which addresses a security concern.

X for Teachers (Posted 10/17/2002 at 11:05 AM)
Apple announced "X for Teachers" which gives a free copy of Mac OS X 10.2 to K-12 teachers in the US.

ASM 2.1b1 (Posted 10/16/2002 at 5:31 PM)
ASM, which puts the application menu back on the right hand side of the menu bar, has been updated to version 2.1.

Budgom 2 (Posted 10/16/2002 at 5:23 PM)
Pangea has released Bugdom 2 which is available direct form their web site.

REALbasic 4.5.2 (Posted 10/16/2002 at 5:20 PM)
The REALbasic update includes fixes for Jaguar issues such as intermittent crash when built apps were quit.

Apple Fourth Quarter Results (Posted 10/16/2002 at 5:16 PM)
For the quarter, Apple posted a net loss of $45 million, or $.13 per share. The quarter"s results included several non-recurring items: the write-down of certain equity investments totaling $49 million net of tax; a restructuring charge of $4 million net of tax; an in-process R&D charge of $1 million net of tax; and the reversal of a portion of a previous executive compensation expense resulting in a favorable impact of $2 million. Excluding these non-recurring items, the Company"s net profit for the quarter would have been $7 million, or $.02 per share.

iDraw 1.2 (Posted 10/15/2002 at 11:57 AM)
iDraw is an illustration and animation program for Mac OS X.

Mac2Phone (Posted 10/15/2002 at 11:30 AM)
Mac2Phone is an application for Mac OS X 10.2 which allows you to make calls to mobile phones and fixed network phone around the world for less.

My Favorites Martian 1.0 (Posted 10/14/2002 at 4:19 PM)
My Favorites Martian is a program that will allow you publish and subscribe to your Internet Explorer or Chimera (Navigator) favorites to and from a remote FTP site.

IBM PowerPC 970 (Posted 10/14/2002 at 4:16 PM)
IBM has unveiled their 64-bit chip, the PowerPC 970 and rumor has it that it will eventually appear in new Macs.

Kids GoGoGo 6.0.0 (Posted 10/14/2002 at 4:09 PM)
Kids GoGoGo, web-filtering software for Mac OS and Mac OS X, has been updated to version 6.0.

Apple at Linux Expo UK (Posted 10/13/2002 at 4:40 PM)
Apple attended the Linux Expo UK this week and spoke of why Linux users should give Apple a look.

Time to ditch the graphical user interface? (Posted 10/13/2002 at 4:38 PM)
MacCentral discusses a lenghty article by David Gelernter that thinks they have found a way to do it.

Sony USB Bluetooth Adapter (Posted 10/11/2002 at 2:39 PM)
Sony has released a USB Bluetooth adapter that appears to work with the iBook.

Kevin Browne is leaving the Macintosh Business Unit at Microsoft (Posted 10/11/2002 at 2:37 PM)
Microsoft has announced that Kevin Browne is leaving Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit at the end of the month.

PGP 8.0 Public Beta (Posted 10/11/2002 at 2:23 PM)
There is a PGP public beta of version 8 available for Mac OS X which includes a Cocoa front end.

iMac Named Editor's Choice (Posted 10/10/2002 at 11:24 AM)
PC Magazine has named the iMac the Editor's Choice topping Gateway's new all-in-one PC.

Retrospect 5.0.236 Update (Posted 10/10/2002 at 11:19 AM)
Dantz has released an update to Retrospect which includes Jaguar compatibility.

Chicken of the VNC (Posted 10/10/2002 at 11:16 AM)
Chicen of the VNC is a lightweight Cocoa VNC client which is available under GNU Public License.

AOL 10.2.1 for Mac OS X (Posted 10/9/2002 at 1:03 PM)
America Online has released AOL 10.2.1 for Mac OS X.

Neon networking products updated for Jaguar (Posted 10/9/2002 at 1:02 PM)
Neon Software has updated its LANsurveyor, NetMinder Ethernet and CyberGauge network management products for compatibility with Mac OS X 10.2, "Jaguar."

RealOne for Mac OS X beta 2 (Posted 10/8/2002 at 3:30 PM)
RealOne for Mac OS X beta 2 has been released and includes premium RealOne subscription content and other new features.

Mac OS X Modem Update (Posted 10/8/2002 at 3:28 PM)
The Mac OS X Modem Update resolves a rare issue in which a built-in modem cannot dial up. If you have not experienced the symptoms, you do not need to download the Mac OS X Modem Update.

CommuniGate Pro Groupware offers Exchange replacement (Posted 10/7/2002 at 3:34 PM)
CommuniGate Pro Groupware, which allows the CommuniGate Pro messaging server to replace or run alongside Microsoft Exchange. The server is compatible with a variety of operating systems, including Mac OS X.

wKiosk 1.0 (Posted 10/4/2002 at 1:37 PM)
wKiosk for Mac OS X uses the HTML gecko engine from Netscape and allows you to build an internet kiosk with no access to the Finder.

Security Manager 1.0 (Posted 10/3/2002 at 4:55 PM)
Security Manager allows you to assign a unique user id and password for every user, each with individual access privileges, and industry standard encryption and password schemes.

Hubbard talks about Mac OS X and UNIX (Posted 10/3/2002 at 12:09 PM)
Jordan Hubbard, Apple's manager of BSD technologies, talks about Mac OS X and UNIX.

Tony Hawk Switch Ad (Posted 10/3/2002 at 11:47 AM)
Apple has new switch adds including one with Tony Hawk.

Outlook Express 5.0.6 (Posted 10/2/2002 at 6:43 PM)
Outlook Express 5.0.6 is now available for download for Mac OS 8.1 to 9.x.

Airport 2.1.1 Update (Posted 10/2/2002 at 6:28 PM)
Apple released an Airport update via Software Update which includes: the latest version of the snow (dual-Ethernet) base station firmware - v4.0.7, a new checkbox in the AirPort tab of the AirPort Admin Utility that allows the base station administrator to enable or disable configuration of the base station over the WAN port and when enabling Internet Sharing over AirPort (commonly referred to as a Software Base Station) you can enter a quoted or hex-escaped password. This provides compatibility with Windows or other wireless clients that require an Equivalent Network Password.

Toast 5.2 Update (Posted 10/2/2002 at 6:26 PM)
Roxio has released an update to Toast which includes Jaguar compatibility.

Koingo and Mac OS X 10.2 (Posted 10/2/2002 at 9:46 AM)
Koingo has announced that all their products are compatible with Mac OS X 10.2 including: Alarm Clock Pro 5.7.1, Blaze 1.5.5, Contact Keeper 4.0b95, Font Pilot 1.0.1, Mystery Island II 1.6.1, Password Retriever 3.7.1, PTE 3.0 and Christmas Super Frog 1.6.1.

180,000 .Mac Subscribers (Posted 10/2/2002 at 9:44 AM)
Apple has released figures showing that the number of .Mac subscribers has reached 180,000.

REALbasic 5 (Posted 10/1/2002 at 4:01 PM)
REAL Software announced REALbasic 5 which will allow users to develop on either the Mac or Windows platform.

.Mac for Education (Posted 10/1/2002 at 3:25 PM)
Apple has rolled out a versio of .Mac for education

Reunion 8 (Posted 10/1/2002 at 2:43 PM)
The geneology program Reunion has been updated to version 8 and now includes Mac OS X support among other items.

Kids Server (Posted 10/1/2002 at 9:56 AM)
Kids Server is a proxy server software with advanced web filtering capabilities and requires Mac OS X.

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