May 2003 Archived News

A Better Finder CREATORS & TYPES 3.1 (Posted 5/29/2003 at 8:17 PM)
The new version of A Better Finder CREATORS & TYPES features a reviewed look & feel, allows files in subfolders to be processed automatically and introduces a new Mac OS X icon that brings it in line with the other members of the tool series. The new version also fixes a few minor bugs.

Business Card Composer (Posted 5/29/2003 at 8:15 PM)
Business Card Composer is a Mac OS X package providing with end-to-end capabilities from business card design to print out.

Cinematics 1.0.1 (Posted 5/29/2003 at 8:13 PM)
Cinematics is an innovative new media player that allows you to build and manage playlists of digital movies on your Macintosh.

Calendar Snap (Posted 5/29/2003 at 8:12 PM)
Calendar Snap is a new, FREE snap-in to add a pop-up calendar to any FileMaker solution.

After Dark X + Fish (Posted 5/29/2003 at 8:11 PM)
After Dark X + Fish is a new version of the classic screensaver for Mac OS X.

Transmit 2.5 (Posted 5/29/2003 at 12:19 AM)
Transmit has been updated and includes a number of new features and bug fixes.

Virtual PC 6.0.2 (Posted 5/29/2003 at 12:18 AM)
Connectix has released an update for Virtual PC that addresses issues with Airport Extreme.

iTunes 4.0.1 (Posted 5/27/2003 at 3:46 PM)
iTunes 4 features superior sound quality including support for MPEG-4 AAC audio. iTunes 4.0.1 includes a number of performance and network access enhancements, and only allows music sharing between computers using iTunes 4.0.1 or later on a local network (in the same subnet). If you have an Apple SuperDrive, you can archive your song files to a DVD disc as well as burn playlists to standard audio CDs to play in your car or home stereo.

Uplink (Posted 5/27/2003 at 11:55 AM)
Uplink is a new game published by Ambrosia where you play an Uplink Agent who makes a living by performing jobs for major corporations. Your tasks involve hacking into riva computer systems, stealing research data, sabotaging other companies, laundering money, erasing evidence, or framing innocent people. It will take you to the darker corners of the Internet, to the very underbelly of the beast.

EV Nova 1.0.5 (Posted 5/27/2003 at 11:53 AM)
Ambrosia has released an update to EV Nova which brings it to version 1.0.5.

ARTIS Team Task (Posted 5/27/2003 at 9:10 AM)
ARTIS Team Task is an easy-to-use, networked task organizer. It is ideal to organize your to-do's, ideas, or any kind of list you want to organize.

Adobe Acrobat 6 (Posted 5/27/2003 at 8:36 AM)
Adobe Acrobat 6 is now shipping.

InsulinDiaryX Beta 3 (Posted 5/27/2003 at 8:34 AM)
InsulinDiaryX aims to help people with Diabetes to easier keep track of their blood sugar and insulin dosage levels.

ThumbsUp 2.1 (Posted 5/27/2003 at 8:32 AM)
ThumbsUp is a simple, drag-and-drop based utility to create thumbnails for a bunch of pictures and supports all image formats of Mac OS X and Quicktime (including PDF documents).

Shrook 1.0 (Posted 5/27/2003 at 8:31 AM)
Shrook lets you view the RSS channels provided by an increasing number of websites.

Sim Theme Park for Mac OS X (Posted 5/26/2003 at 6:35 PM)
A Sim Theme Park update is available which makes the game Mac OS X compatible.

Captain FTP 2.6 (Posted 5/26/2003 at 11:01 AM)
Captain FTP is now able to provide secure connections with modern SFTP protocol. SFTP is an secure alternative to traditional FTP. It can be used to transfer files to or from any computer running an SSH server. Apart from this Captain FTP has many improvements added after user requests.

Address Book Conversions (Posted 5/26/2003 at 11:00 AM)
There are address book conversion services available that can import into and export from most popular Windows and Mac programs which let you store names and addresses, including AOL, Day Timer, Outlook, Eudora, ACT!, Palm Desktop, Claris Organizer, Entourage, OS X Address Book, iCal, and NOW Contact/Up-To-Date.

PowerMail 4.1.3 (Posted 5/26/2003 at 10:57 AM)
A PowerMail update includes 12 improvements in the area of searching, online documentation, AppleScript, international text and general robustness on Mac OS X, 9 and 8.

Password Wallet 2.7.4 (Posted 5/23/2003 at 9:57 AM)
Password Wallet has been updated to fix some compatibility issues with Safari and more.

Opera 6.02 for Mac (Posted 5/22/2003 at 4:24 PM)
Opera 6.02 for Mac is optimized for speed and includes various bug fixes.

Pixadex (Posted 5/22/2003 at 4:13 PM)
The Iconfactory and Panic are collaborating on an application called Pixadex that "does for icons what iPhoto did for images, plus more," although the company has stopped short of providing specific details of how Pixadex works and what its full feature set consists of.

uEdit 1.0 (Posted 5/22/2003 at 4:09 PM)
uEdit is a simple plain text editor that can insert or mainupulate text-parts created by text files, start a new document from templates and debug html, applescript, perl and python code.

MacBreakZ! (Posted 5/22/2003 at 3:11 PM)
MacBreakZ! is a personal ergonomic assistant which monitors keyboard and mouse activity and helps computer users structure their computer use in a healthy manner, preventing computer-related injuries from developing.

DiskGuardian 2.0 (Posted 5/21/2003 at 3:41 PM)
DiskGuardian utilizes a feature called Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology, or SMART, that is built into most modern hard drives to monitor and alert users before the drive starts to fail.

SubRosaSoft ZipX (Posted 5/21/2003 at 3:40 PM)
SubRosaSoft ZipX is an easy-to-use utility for generating industry standard ZIP format archives.

iScooper 1.1 (Posted 5/21/2003 at 3:39 PM)
iScooper enables users to automatically download and browse batches of pictures much faster and much more conveniently than they can with conventional web browsers.

Businessweek: Summer of Mac? (Posted 5/21/2003 at 11:51 AM)
A Businessweek article discussing whether this could be a good summer for Apple.

Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 9.0 (Posted 5/21/2003 at 11:45 AM)
Symantec has announced that Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 9.0 is schedule to ship at the end of May for Mac OS 9 and X.

Zoo Tycoon (Posted 5/20/2003 at 5:48 PM)
Aspyr announced that it will be bringing Zoo Tycoon to the Mac.

Alfred 1.5 (Posted 5/20/2003 at 5:34 PM)
Alfred is an easy to use, customizable, universal plug-ins manager. Inspired from Mac OS 9's Finder and Extensions Manager, taking care of Mac OS X specificities, it covers every aspect of plug-in management and improves the overall user experience to install, remove and manipulate any kind of plug-ins.

TetrUSS (Posted 5/20/2003 at 5:33 PM)
TetrUSS is a suite of computer programs used for fluid dynamics and aerodynamics analysis and design that was developed by NASA Langley Research Center. They also include a page that states why it runs on Mac OS X.

WWDC 2003 (Posted 5/20/2003 at 5:09 PM)
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference will include a preview of "Panther," the next major version of Mac OS X.

Mozilla Firebird 0.6 (Posted 5/17/2003 at 3:59 PM)
The Mozilla Firebird project is a redesign of Mozilla's browser component, written using the XUL user interface language and designed to be cross-platform.

MacResponder 1.0b2 (Posted 5/17/2003 at 3:46 PM)
MacResponder is an application to send automated replies to people who are writting to you while you're away.

Safari 1.0b2 v74 (Posted 5/15/2003 at 4:21 PM)
This update is recommended for all Safari users and improves how Safari validates the authenticity of websites that use SSL certificates and is available through Software Update.

iSkin ProTouch Keyboard Protector (Posted 5/14/2003 at 11:12 PM)
The iSkin ProTouch Keyboard Protector is a durable, made-to-fit silicone skin that sits above the Apple Pro Keyboard protecting it against dust, dirt, finger oils and spills that lead to wear, damage or malfunction.

Installer VISE 8.2 (Posted 5/14/2003 at 11:10 PM)
Mindvision has released and update to Installer VISE bringing its version to 8.2.

Barebones 10th Anniversary Celebration (Posted 5/14/2003 at 9:35 AM)
Barebones is celebrating their 10th anniversary with 10% off any order placed with them directly.

A Better Finder Rename 5.6 (Posted 5/14/2003 at 9:33 AM)
A Better Finder Rename is a contextual menu plugin for the Macintosh Finder, which allows users to quickly rename multiple files. Version 5.6 is now available.

iTunes Music Store Tops Two Million Song Downloads (Posted 5/14/2003 at 9:32 AM)
Apple announced that more than 2 million songs have been purchased from the iTunes Music Store since its debut 16 days ago.

EndoTrak (Posted 5/14/2003 at 9:29 AM)
EndoTrak is a software solution for the private practice endodontist who is looking for a stable, efficient, and comprehensive software solution to digitally manage patient, treatment, financial, and practice data.

GeekTool 2.0 (Posted 5/13/2003 at 5:54 PM)
GeekTool is a Preference module for Jaguar. Once installed, you can then show log files, unix commands output or internet pictures on your desktop.

Whistle Blower 3.1 (Posted 5/13/2003 at 5:52 PM)
Whistle Blower is a server monitor and functional testing utility. In addition to standard TCP and Ping network connectivity tests, Whistle Blower can connect to many common server types as a client and verify that they respond correctly.

Jargonary (Posted 5/13/2003 at 5:51 PM)
Jargonary is a dictionary for computer Jargons. It lets you look up Jargons in the definition database stored in your computer. The database contains explanations for more than 13000 computer Jargons.

AutoCAD for Mac OS X (Posted 5/13/2003 at 5:50 PM)
The AutoCAD product manager would like to hear from people interested in having Autodesk develop AutoCAD for Mac OS X. Let him know what you think.

Mac OS X Server 10.2 Named Server OS of the Year (Posted 5/13/2003 at 7:23 AM)
Mac OS X Server 10.2 was named the server OS of the year by Network Magazine.

ADmitMac (Posted 5/12/2003 at 2:10 PM)
ADmitMac is a software solution that enables Macintosh users to participate in Microsoft networks, taking advantage of the directory services provided by both Active Directory and NT Directory Services.

Koingo Software Annouces Web Hosting Service (Posted 5/12/2003 at 2:09 PM)
Koingo Software has announced a new web hosting service with an eCommerce Web Solution and a Basic Web Solution.

Frequency (Posted 5/12/2003 at 9:55 AM)
Frequency is a desktop Blogger client. If you have a weblog you manage with Blogger, you can use Frequency to add new posts instead of logging into Blogger's web site every time.

SquidMan 1.1 (Posted 5/12/2003 at 9:50 AM)
SquidMan is a MacOS X graphical installer and manager for the Squid proxy cache. It is designed to operate as a "personal" proxy server. Offers (Posted 5/9/2003 at 10:01 PM)
Buy a new, third generation iPod from Apple and you'll receive a one-month trial of AudibleListener from, a provider of spoken audio services for content download and playback.

TuneFinder X (Posted 5/9/2003 at 9:59 PM)
TuneFinder X is an index of over 13,000 melodies and themes, is freeware. With it, you can play a few notes from a melody with the mouse with an on-screen piano keyboard; the program then searches its database for the best matches and displays the name of the composer and composition.

Drop Drawers X 1.6.2 (Posted 5/9/2003 at 9:58 PM)
Drop Drawers X has been updated and adds compatibility with Path Finder for filing operations. This means that Drop Drawers can be used fully if Path Finder is running and the Finder is not. Version 1.6.2 for both OS X and OS 7/8/9 contains several other minor fixes and improvements.

MacSpeech (Posted 5/9/2003 at 9:53 PM)
MacSpeech announced the release of it's iChat ScriptPak which adds over 60 voice commands to iListen, and allows voice control of common functions and Menus within iChat.

Safe Place (Posted 5/8/2003 at 10:18 PM)
Safe Place is an application designed to securely store your passwords, credit card numbers, software registration numbers, or any other information you want to keep handy and safe from prying eyes.

Jaguar Cache Cleaner 1.8 (Posted 5/8/2003 at 10:17 PM)
Jaguar Cache Cleaner may help solve these issues by deleting the OS X caches and restarting.

Macaroni 1.4.1 (Posted 5/8/2003 at 10:08 PM)
Macaroni is a tool which handles regular maintenance for Mac OS X, including the Mac OS X repair privileges process as well as Unix-style maintenance.

Eudora 6.0 (Posted 5/8/2003 at 10:07 PM)
Eudora includes Spam-Fighting Tools, Content Concentrator and a Mailboxes Drawer.

eMac Updated (Posted 5/7/2003 at 12:54 AM)
Apple has updated the eMac which includes a a more powerful processor, a faster CD- and DVD-burning SuperDrive, and Apple?s integrated iLife applications for making the most of your music, photos and movies.

Mac OS X 10.2.6 (Posted 5/7/2003 at 12:51 AM)
Apple has released the Mac OS X 10.2.6 update which includes enhanced functionality and improved reliability for the following applications, services and technologies: Address Book, Graphics, Printing, OpenGL, and PC Card and USB hub device compatibility.

Entourage Browser 1.0b2 (Posted 5/5/2003 at 5:50 PM)
Entourage Browser is a simple and intuitive application, which will help you to perform some basic operations in Microsoft Entourage, such as saving attachments to your disk, preview its contents without opening the whole message or backup your selected folders (by hand or programatically).

RailModeller 1.1.3 (Posted 5/5/2003 at 5:06 PM)
RailModeller let's you create trackplans for model railroads and similar systems in an intuitive and flexible way on your computer.

Over 1,000,000 Songs Sold (Posted 5/5/2003 at 7:27 AM)
Apple announced that its music store has sold over 1,000,000 songs in its first week online.

Apple Fixes Security Hole in Online Store (Posted 5/5/2003 at 7:26 AM)
Apple has fixed a security hole in its online store that could allow a customer's accounts to be compromised.

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