June 2003 Archived News

SimCity 4 (Posted 6/28/2003 at 12:43 PM)
Aspyr is now shipping SimCity 4 for the Mac.

United Airlines JetConnect Provides Internet Access (Posted 6/26/2003 at 3:53 PM)
Airplane phones have been disappearing, but in-air Internet access that's usable and affordable may finally start to arrive.

Apple Design Awards (Posted 6/26/2003 at 3:50 PM)
A Maccentral article on the recent Apple Design Awards which included applications such as Salling Clicker.

RenderMan for G5 (Posted 6/25/2003 at 11:37 AM)
Pixar is considering releasing its RenderMan software for the Power Mac G5.

Mac OS X Panther Server "Sneak Peak" (Posted 6/25/2003 at 11:31 AM)
Apple has posted a sneak peak of Mac OS X Panther Server now with some technical details.

Kodak Easyshare (Posted 6/25/2003 at 11:31 AM)
Easyshare is Kodak's application for managing digital pictures.

Shrook 1.0b4 (Posted 6/25/2003 at 11:29 AM)
Shrook 1.0b4 is a preview version of what can be done with Apple's newly released WebKit HTML rendering engine, as used in Safari is now available. This means Shrook now supports CSS, Javascript, QuickTime movies and Flash, as well as much improved layout of standard HTML.

A Better Finder Select 3.2 (Posted 6/25/2003 at 8:37 AM)
The new version of A Better Finder Select introduces a brand new and very convenient way of starting the tool. Simply press the Ctrl-Cmd-S hot key combination in the Finder to open the tool.

VizSync (Posted 6/24/2003 at 5:26 PM)
VizSync is the first of its kind. It is a series of conduits that allows multi-user synchronization of data to occur between FileMaker Pro and Palm OS applications. VizSync enables you to transform your desktop FileMaker Pro database into a powerful, portable solution.

iKey 1.0.1b3 (Posted 6/24/2003 at 10:27 AM)
iKey is an automation tool for Mac OS X.

Apple Store Pro Card (Posted 6/24/2003 at 10:13 AM)
The Apple Store Pro Card is your passport to a world of benefits and privileges designed exclusively for the professional Mac user. As a cardholder, you"re entitled to the following: Complete transfer of your existing files to your new Power Mac G5, Your own Pro Day at the Apple Store, Free installation of any software purchased at this Apple Store, Guaranteed next-day appointment with a Mac Genius and Special events.

Backup 1.2.2 (Posted 6/24/2003 at 10:03 AM)
Apple has released an updated version of their backup utility.

OpenOffice 1.0 GM (Posted 6/23/2003 at 4:33 PM)
OpenOffice for Mac OS X (X11) has gone Gold Master and is available for download and requires you to download and install the optional X11 component from Apple.

WWDC 2003 Keynote Webcast (Posted 6/23/2003 at 4:21 PM)
Apple has posted a webcast from today's WWDC 2003 Keynote.

Safari 1.0 (Posted 6/23/2003 at 2:18 PM)
Safari is the fastest and easiest-to-use web browser ever for the Mac. In addition to blazing performance, it features Google search conveniently integrated into the toolbar, SnapBack to instantly return to search results or the top level of any website, a completely new way to manage bookmarks, tabbed browsing, and "pop-up" ad blocking.

Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther" Sneak Peak (Posted 6/23/2003 at 2:09 PM)
Apple has a sneak peak at Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther" available on thier web site.

iChat AV (Posted 6/23/2003 at 2:07 PM)
Apple released iChat AV which is a new version of iChat with Video conferencing built in.

iSight (Posted 6/23/2003 at 2:06 PM)
Apple has also announced the iSight which is a state-of-the-art video camera that?s the easiest way to video conference with your colleagues, friends and family over broadband.

PowerMac G5 (Posted 6/23/2003 at 2:03 PM)
As expected, Apple has announced the new PowerMac G5 today which is available with up to dual 2GHz processors.

FileMaker Web Objects and Keynote Connectivity (Posted 6/23/2003 at 12:43 PM)
FileMaker will demonstrate connectivity between its flagship software FileMaker Pro 6 and two key Apple software applications, Web Objects 5.2 and Keynote 1.1, at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference.

iSkin eXo (Posted 6/23/2003 at 10:13 AM)
iSkin eXo is a completely redesigned, next generation iSkin protector for the new generation Apple iPods.

CopyCatX 1.0 (Posted 6/23/2003 at 10:12 AM)
CopyCatX is an extremely fast and easy-to-use utility for duplicating an OSX drive and is perfect for the network administrator who needs to deploy multiple drives with identical content, or someone who wants to upgrade to a bigger drive.

Spring Cleaning 6.0 (Posted 6/23/2003 at 10:11 AM)
Aladdin Systems has a special offer on the purchase of Spring Cleaning through June 30th.

LawStream (Posted 6/23/2003 at 10:08 AM)
LawStream is a brand-new integrated law office management application from the makers of the Integra Law Office Management System, PowerSoft Innovations Corporation.

Apple G5 Specs (Posted 6/21/2003 at 10:41 AM)
This article discusses the specs that were supposedly posted on Apple's website for a short time for the PowerMac G5's which are expected to be released on Monday.

SpamSieve 1.3.1 (Posted 6/21/2003 at 10:36 AM)
SpamSieve has been updated and includes the following enhancements:

  • Added direct integration with Mailsmith 2.0 and later. Enabling SpamSieve is as easy as clicking a checkbox. You can train SpamSieve directly from Mailsmith?s Message menu. Bare Bones Software has seamlessly integrated it with Mailsmith?s powerful filtering system, and Mailsmith knows not to bounce its Dock icon after receiving a batch of messages that are all spam.
  • Fixed crashing bug triggered by incorrectly encoded headers.
  • Regex substitutions are faster and much more memory efficient.
  • When adding spam messages to the corpus, the default is now for SpamSieve to move them to the Spam folder.
  • The PowerMail Move If Spam script now changes the color of spam messages.
  • The Emailer scripts now pass text and HTML attachments on to SpamSieve for analysis.
  • Added instructions for using the Entourage and PowerMail address books as whitelists.
  • Compacted the ED frameworks to reduce application size and memory use.
  • Disabled SQLite?s file locking so that SpamSieve?s data folder can now be located on an AppleShare volume.
  • Caches the Address Book to speed whitelist lookups 100 fold.
  • The statistics database is faster due to an updated version of SQLite.
  • Fixed bad pointer in header extractor that caused unnecessary fallbacks to the secondary parser (reducing accuracy).
  • Added experimental support for moving Entourage messages on IMAP accounts to the (local) Spam folder. This can be enabled by editing the scripts with Script Editor.
  • For clarity, the names of AppleScripts that ask SpamSieve to predict the category of a message now contain the word ?if.?
  • Added lots of minor clarifications to the documentation.

O?Reilly in a Nutshell (Posted 6/21/2003 at 10:30 AM)
O?Reilly in a Nutshell is an Apple article on the book publisher.

iPod Software 2.0.1 (Posted 6/21/2003 at 10:28 AM)
iPod Software 2.0.1 includes the following new features:

Better support for Asian languages
Enhanced On-The-Go playlist functionality
Improved playback performance
Improved handling of mp3 VBR songs
Fixed artist sorting
Improved backlight functionality
Improved alarm clock functionality
Fixed left/right channel swapping

If your iPod requires updating, the iPod Software Updater will run and allow you to install iPod Software 2.0.1 the next time you plug in your iPod and iTunes is launched. iPod Software 2.0.1 supports only iPods with a dock connector.

Mailsmith 2.0 (Posted 6/19/2003 at 5:26 PM)
Bare Bones Mailsmith software has been updated to version 2.

Airport 3.1 (Posted 6/19/2003 at 5:22 PM)
Apple released an update to their Airport Software that provides improved AirPort wireless networking software, and is recommended for all users with an AirPort Extreme enabled computer or an AirPort Extreme base station.

This software includes v 5.1 of the AirPort Extreme base station firmware. Instructions for updating the base station firmware can be found in AirPort Help.

This update is compliant with the final IEEE 802.11g specification for both the AirPort Extreme base station and AirPort Extreme client. Additional new features include AirPort Extreme base station and client support for Interference Robustness, which provides improved performance when 2.4GHz devices like cordless phones and wireless video distribution system cause significant interference with the AirPort network, simpler WDS setup within the AirPort Admin Utility, and more.

Apple Response to Dropping of Internet Explorer (Posted 6/17/2003 at 8:05 PM)
Apple has issued a response to Microsoft dropping development of Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer 5.2.3 for Mac OS X (Posted 6/16/2003 at 3:48 PM)
Microsoft annouced the release of an update to Internet Explorer that enhances browser compatibility for users who work on a network with secure authentication or with proxy servers. It also provides all the latest security and performance enhancements for Internet Explorer"5 for Mac"OS"X.

B. F. Yancey Elementary (Posted 6/16/2003 at 3:43 PM)
The technical support team at B. F. Yancey Elementary takes care of the usual assortment of tasks and the average age of the team is eight years old.

iSync Palm Conduit 1.1 (Posted 6/13/2003 at 3:03 PM)
iSync lets you manage your contacts, calendars and To Do lists, and Safari bookmarks across multiple Mac OS X computers and devices (such as an iSync-compatible mobile phone, Palm OS device, or iPod), so you always have your most current information with you. Before you install this iSync Palm Conduit, be sure you have installed iSync version 1.1.

iSync Palm Conduit allows you to use iSync with a Palm OS device. New features in iSync 1.1 Palm Conduit include support for event time zones, and improved stability and reliability.

Installing this software automatically deactivates the HotSync contact, calendar, and To Do conduits.

Microsoft Dropping Development of Internet Explorer (Posted 6/13/2003 at 2:46 PM)
Microsoft announced that they will no longer be developing Internet Explorer for the Mac but will continue to support it with maintenance releases.

Albert 2.2.1 (Posted 6/13/2003 at 2:44 PM)
Albert is a nifty little application that can launch Applescripts by sending it an email. You can use any email account to send Albert a command. Albert looks at the Subject line and first body line of each email for a special "Authorization code", and then launches any scripts listed in the body.

QuicKeys X2 (Posted 6/13/2003 at 2:42 PM)
QuicKeys X2 is here has new shortcuts for storing and retrieving collections of images and text, pop-up menu selection, recording and playback, a redesigned interface and new multi-step shortcut tools.

Woz Interview (Posted 6/12/2003 at 9:36 PM)
An interview by the Baltimore Sun with Steve Wozniak.

Security Update 2003-06-12 (Posted 6/12/2003 at 9:31 PM)
Security Update 2003-06-12 updates Apache 2.0.45 to 2.0.46 and addresses a security hole in the mod_dav module that could be exploited remotely causing an Apache Web server process to crash. In addition, this update prevents the exposure of a user's password when using the dsimportexport tool.

Apache 1.3 is unaffected and is the primary web server on Mac OS X Server. Apache 2.0 is installed with Mac OS X Server, but off by default.

Security Update 2003-06-09 (Posted 6/12/2003 at 9:30 PM)
Security Update 2003-06-09 addresses a potential security issue when the Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) is used to reshare a Network File System (NFS) mount. This update also addresses a situation where LDAP bind authentication requests may be improperly sent when using Kerberos authentication.

Lawsuit Over Unix (Posted 6/12/2003 at 9:21 PM)
As legal battles heat up over who owns the rights to the Unix operating system, another dispute has been quietly simmering over the rights to the Unix name itself.

QuickLink Mobile (Posted 6/11/2003 at 5:42 PM)
QuickLink Mobile has added support for new mobile phones.

A Better Finder RENAME 5.7 (Posted 6/11/2003 at 10:15 AM)
A Better Finder RENAME has been update and the new version allows the tool to be started from the Finder using the Cmd-Ctrl-L hot key combination.

iClip 2.1 (Posted 6/11/2003 at 10:14 AM)
iClip is a utility that helps you get past the limitations of having a single Clipboard. It allows you to quickly copy & paste and drag & drop clippings to and from its multiple "clipping bins" so that you can easily access them in the applications you're using.

Password Retriever 4.5.1 (Posted 6/11/2003 at 10:13 AM)
Password Retriever has been updated and is now at version 4.5.1.

QuarkExpress 6.0 (Posted 6/11/2003 at 10:12 AM)
Quark has announced that QuarkExpress 6.0 is available for preorder.

Spring Cleaning 6.0 (Posted 6/6/2003 at 4:36 PM)
Aladdin has updated Spring Cleaning which now allows removal of extra language files, offers permanent deletion of confidential files, adds drag-and-drop capabilities and support for Safari, Opera, and more.

xTime 1.0b1 (Posted 6/6/2003 at 4:29 PM)
xTime is project management software for Mac OS X to organize, track and manage your projects.

7Office 3.3 (Posted 6/6/2003 at 3:25 PM)
7Office is a comprehensive small business turnkey solution managing everything from client acquisition through accounts receivable.

Installer VISE 8.2.1 (Posted 6/6/2003 at 3:23 PM)
Installer VISE 8.2.1 is a maintenance release that all current users are encouraged to install.

PHP iCalendar (Posted 6/6/2003 at 3:21 PM)
PHP iCalendar is a php-based iCal file parser. Its based on v2.0 of the IETF spec. It displays iCal files in a nice logical, clean manner with day, week, month, and year navigation, printer view, RSS-enabled, and searchable.

The Maclear Zip (Posted 6/6/2003 at 3:19 PM)
The Maclear Zip is a clear, zippered case that fits around your iPod.

Jaguar Cache Cleaner 1.8.1 (Posted 6/6/2003 at 3:18 PM)
Jaguar Cache Cleaner is a utility designed to provide easy access to numerous OS X maintenance and utility options. When used in combination with OS X's disk repair tools, it can be very effective in curing many system problems.

OmniWeb 4.5 Public Beta 1 (Posted 6/5/2003 at 5:35 PM)
OmniWeb 4.5 public beta 1 is the first version of the Omni Group's Web browser to incorporate WebCore and JavaScriptCore frameworks from Apple -- the same frameworks Apple uses for its own Web browser, Safari.

Mac2Phone 1.8 (Posted 6/5/2003 at 5:34 PM)
Mac2Phone is Voice over IP Software for Mac OS X that offers flexible, low cost calling to anywhere in the world from anywhere in the world.

Final Cut Pro 4 (Posted 6/5/2003 at 5:32 PM)
Final Cut Pro 4, the next generation of Apple?s Emmy award-winning editing software for film, HD, SD and DV, will go on sale at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at participating Apple Authorized Resellers and Apple retail stores.

Norton SystemWorks 3.0 for Macintosh (Posted 6/4/2003 at 12:55 PM)
Norton SystemWorks 3.0 for Macintosh combines the latest enhancements to Symantec's market-leading utility and antivirus products -- Norton Utilities 8.0 for Macintosh and Norton AntiVirus 9.0 for Macintosh -- with select partner back-up and uninstall utilities to deliver a full continuum of disk repair, recovery and optimization tools.

iMovie 3.0.3 (Posted 6/4/2003 at 12:49 PM)
iMovie 3.0.3 provides improved performance and stability for iMovie 3. Refinements to the Ken Burns Effect allow greater pan and zoom control on digital images, and make it easier to crop digital stills. QuickTime 6.3 is required for improvements to audio sync and audio integrity.

Keynote 1.1 (Posted 6/4/2003 at 12:48 PM)
Keynote 1.1 contains a number of improvements. All Keynote users should upgrade to this version. the update includes: Ability to jump to specific slide during slideshow, Preference to reduce image resolution on insert to fit images on slide, Option to show series label on X-axis of charts, New 3D transition preference, Improved interaction and feedback while working with slides in the navigator view, Improved PowerPoint import and export compatibility, Reduced size of PDF export files, Improved QuickTime playback during slideshow and Improved QuickTime export.

Apple Lowers PowerBook Prices (Posted 6/4/2003 at 12:45 PM)
Apple has reduced prices on PowerBook notebook computers by as much as $300. The 12-inch PowerBook now starts at $1,599 and the 15-inch PowerBook now starts at $1,999.

NetOp Remote Control (Posted 6/4/2003 at 12:40 PM)
NetOp Remote Control allows System administrators from the Windows environment to remote control, Linux, SUN Solaris and Mac users including Mac OS X.

icWord and icExcel (Posted 6/3/2003 at 12:27 PM)
icWord and icExcel provide the ability to open, read, export, and print Microsoft Office files.

LiteSwitch X 2.0 (Posted 6/3/2003 at 12:22 PM)
LiteSwitch X can now exclude applications from the switcher; advanced options have been added like allowing the tilde key to move the switcher in reverse; and an option not to gray out icons of hidden applications.

iSync 1.1 (Posted 6/3/2003 at 9:43 AM)
Apple has released iSync 1.1 which works on phones from many more manufacturers and wireless carriers. iSync will add the Address Book picture to the contact info in certain phones, so you can see who's calling whent the phone rings. Also, iSync now lets you sync your Safari bookmarks to multiple Macs using your .Mac account.

QuickTime 6.3 Update (Posted 6/3/2003 at 9:41 AM)
QuickTime 6.3 is available through Software Update and delivers a number of important updates, including Automatic detection of streaming transport, Improvements to DV audio and video synchronization and Enhanced support for Keynote, iMovie, and iDVD.

Bluetooth 1.2.1 Update (Posted 6/3/2003 at 9:40 AM)
Bluetooth 1.2.1 is available through Software Update and provides enhanced stability and support for the following Symbian OS based mobile phones: Nokia 3650, Nokia 7650, and Sony Ericsson P800. Bluetooth 1.2.1 is recommended for use with iSync 1.1.

QuickUML and QuickHelp (Posted 6/2/2003 at 6:05 PM)
Excel Software has released QuickUML and QuickHelp. QuickUML is an object-oriented design tool focused on tight integration and ease-of-use for a core set of UML models. QuickHelp is a development tool for creating and deploying application help to Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, Windows 95 through XP and virtually all Linux distributions.

Font Pilot 1.2 (Posted 6/2/2003 at 6:03 PM)
Font Pilot is a font management utility from Koingo Software.

X Overload v1.0.2 (Posted 6/2/2003 at 6:02 PM)
X Overload is an application that allows user to manage items in Classic system folder and library folders in Mac OS X.

FireWire 800 Peripherals (Posted 6/2/2003 at 6:01 PM) is now shipping a new suite of FireWire 800 peripherals: The IceCube FireWire800/USB2 combo enclosure for 3.5" hard drives, the 1394b FireWire 800 PCI adapter and an array of FireWire 800 adapter cables.

iListen 1.6 (Posted 6/2/2003 at 6:00 PM)
An iListen upgrade builds on and extends iListen's usability in new markets, including medical, legal and education.

Spring 1.3b5 (Posted 6/2/2003 at 5:50 PM)
Spring has been updated to beta 5.

XServe Powers Apple's Music Store (Posted 6/2/2003 at 5:47 PM)
A Maccentral article that states that the new Apple Music Store is powered by the XServe and WebObjects.

OmniGraffle 3.0.1 (Posted 6/1/2003 at 12:42 PM)
OmniGraffle has been updated to version 3.0.1.

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