September 2003 Archived News

ScriptPak for Microsoft Word X (Posted 9/30/2003 at 12:32 PM)
MacSpeechreleased a ScriptPak for Microsoft Word X, which adds over 150 spoken commands to iListen.

Simon 1.2.2 (Posted 9/30/2003 at 12:01 PM)
Simon allows you to monitor a web site and will alert you if there is a failure.

Top 10 Most Innovative Companies (Posted 9/30/2003 at 11:58 AM)
Apple has been named among the top 10 most innovative companies by Cheskin, a consulting and research firm, and Fitch Worldwide a brand and design company.

AOL Introduces New Spam Filters (Posted 9/30/2003 at 11:46 AM)
AOL has introduced new spam filters that are server side processed and will be available to all users of AOL 8.0, AOL 7.0, AOL 6.0 and AOL for Mac OS X.

MassTransit Enterprise Server Beta (Posted 9/30/2003 at 11:45 AM)
Group Logic has released a beta version of its Mac OS X native MassTransit Enterprise Server product.

Flightcheck Professional 5 (Posted 9/29/2003 at 1:50 PM)
Flightcheck Professional has been updated to version 5 which among other updates includes Mac OS X support.

Captain FTP 3.0 (Posted 9/29/2003 at 12:54 PM)
Captain FTP has been updated and new features include rare on the market server to server file transfer, completely new metal interface rewritten in Cocoa, dynamic browser, new file viewer and file finder, rebuilt Address Book with Safari-like editable Toolbar, enhanced support for editors (BBEdit, Hydra and others) and many smaller improvements.

The Atomic Mac 5 (Posted 9/29/2003 at 12:52 PM)
The Atomic Mac is a periodic table of the elements for the Mac.

iUnit 2.5 (Posted 9/29/2003 at 12:51 PM)
iUnit is a unit conversion program for the Macintosh. You can convert between 1137 different units quickly and easily. iUnit also displays the values of 50 physical constants.

Adobe Creative Suite (Posted 9/29/2003 at 12:48 PM)
The Adobe Creative Suite is a suite of applications including Adobe Photoshop CS, Adobe Illustrator CS, Adobe InDesign CS, Adobe GoLive CS and Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional.

Apple Updates Logo (Posted 9/26/2003 at 9:52 AM)
Apple is updating its logo with the "Panther" version of Mac OS X to have an aluminum finish.

Free iBlog Software (Posted 9/26/2003 at 9:02 AM)
Apple is making iBlog, iBlog which lets you focus on what you want to say without worrying about formatting, archiving, or site maintenance, available to .Mac members for free. (Posted 9/26/2003 at 9:00 AM)
MacSurfShop has become and "risen from the ashes with a more singular focus."

Macabinet 1.4 (Posted 9/26/2003 at 8:56 AM)
Macabinet is described as a "convenient place to put files."

Maple 9 (Posted 9/26/2003 at 8:51 AM)
Maple includes features like MATLAB" code generation, a new help system interface, Mac OS" X platform support, and a Maplet interface to the ODE solvers ensure that Maple remains the most open and accessible math software system available.

Dell Releasing MP3 Player and Music Store (Posted 9/25/2003 at 11:13 AM)
In another amazing round of innovation, Dell has decided to copy Apple again and release its own MP3 Player and online music store.

Big Medium 1.2 (Posted 9/25/2003 at 11:10 AM)
Big Medium 1.2 is a full-featured web content management system that allows non-technical staff to add and edit web page content without knowing HTML. Big Medium frees web professionals from tedious page updates and empowers writers and editors to make website changes directly.

Proteus 3.0.2 (Posted 9/24/2003 at 5:57 PM)
Proteus has been updated to include fixes to the different services.

A Better Finder LAUNCHER (Posted 9/24/2003 at 5:55 PM)
A Better Finder LAUNCHER is a keyboard based application launcher for Mac OS X.

Roll Call (Posted 9/24/2003 at 5:49 PM)
Roll Call lets you print a hard copy of the address book and control specific areas of address book content to show such areas as names, company names, multiple phone numbers and addresses, email addresses, instant messaging names, and even birthdays.

VPN Tracker 2.2.1 (Posted 9/24/2003 at 5:47 PM)
VPN Tracker has been updated and is available for download.

QuickCam Zoom Webcam (Posted 9/24/2003 at 5:46 PM)
Logitech released a new QuickCam Zoom Webcam that's Mac OS X compatible.

Apple Pulled Mac OS X 10.2.8 Update (Posted 9/24/2003 at 5:44 PM)
Apple has pulled the Mac OS X 10.2.8 update released last week due to a small number of people that had networking problems after installing it.

California bans all spam e-mail (Posted 9/24/2003 at 5:42 PM)
California took a tough stand against spam e-mail on Wednesday after Governor Gray Davis signed a law prohibiting anyone from sending unsolicited commercial e-mail advertisements to a California e-mail address.

Mac OS X Server 10.2.8 (Posted 9/23/2003 at 9:11 AM)
Apple has released an update for Mac OS X Server which brings its version to 10.2.8.

Mac OS X 10.2.8 (Posted 9/23/2003 at 9:06 AM)
The 10.2.8 Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for the following applications, services and technologies: Audio, Bluetooth, Classic compatibility, Finder, Graphics, LDAP, Power Management, Safari, and FireWire and USB device compatibility.

The update also provides updated security services and includes the latest Security Updates. For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website.

Vertical Integration Part of Apple Success (Posted 9/22/2003 at 11:47 AM)
Steve Jobs says that Apple is the "only vertically integrated technology company left" -- and it's a formula that obviously works.

StuffIt Deluxe 8.0 (Posted 9/22/2003 at 11:39 AM)
The StuffIt Deluxe 8.0 update lets you schedule backups and burn to CD/DVD, adds plug-ins for Adobe's Photoshop and Illustrator and offers a performance boost.

REALSound (Posted 9/22/2003 at 11:35 AM)
REALSound can extracct sound resources from any file or application and saving them as sound files.

Pod Manager 2.0 (Posted 9/22/2003 at 11:34 AM)
Pod Manager allows you to copy music from an iPod to your hard drive.

Conversation 1.2 (Posted 9/22/2003 at 11:32 AM)
Conversation allows you to chat in channels and with your friends, in a simple elegant, and mac like interface. Knowledge of IRC text commands is not needed to operate Conversation.

Safeguard (Posted 9/22/2003 at 11:30 AM)
Safeguard is an application designed to let you effortlessly organize your serial numbers, passwords, credit cards, or any other information into different categories.

Apple Expo 2003 Paris Keynote (Posted 9/22/2003 at 11:27 AM)
Apple has made Steve Job's keynote at the Apple Expo in Paris available in QuickTime.

iPassepartout 1.0 (Posted 9/22/2003 at 11:15 AM)
iPassepartout allows you to quickly search for files (or drag) and simultaneously, in the same window, see/read/play/select/copy/drag the CONTENT of the files found without opening/launching/activating any other application.

NoteTaker 2003 (Posted 9/22/2003 at 8:53 AM)
NoteTaker 2003 is a personal note and idea organizer. With NoteTaker, you can make a list, organize an outline or jot down an idea.

QuickBooks Pro 5.0.1 (Posted 9/19/2003 at 2:25 PM)
Intuit has released an update to QuickBooks Pro 5 that fixes numerous issues in the areas of printing, privileges and permissions, preferences, and general program stability have also been resolved in this version.

WaterField Designs Sleeve for 15" Al PowerBook G4 (Posted 9/19/2003 at 2:22 PM)
WaterField Designs already has sleeve cases availble for the newly released PowerBook G4.

Matrix 1.0d9 (Posted 9/19/2003 at 1:07 PM)
Matrix is a full Finder replacement app for Mac OS X 10.1 and newer. Matrix implements a full Desktop metaphor that blends Classic and modern Finder features with totally new concepts into a superior user experience for Mac users of any stripe.

Mac Pilot 1.0 (Posted 9/18/2003 at 9:45 PM)
Mac Pilot allows you to become a Power User under Mac OS X by running many common UNIX commands.

WindowShade X 3.0.1 (Posted 9/18/2003 at 5:53 PM)
WindowShade X has been updated and includes some new actions and bug fixes.

OSXvnc 1.3 (Posted 9/18/2003 at 12:11 PM)
OSXvnc is a full featured VNC server providing remote access to the GUI, keyboard and mouse using any VNC client. The update has many new features including local cursor support.

MacWasher X (Posted 9/17/2003 at 7:21 PM)
MacWasher X allows you to clear your Mac's activity history to protect your privacy.

PopChar X 2.1.1 (Posted 9/17/2003 at 7:19 PM)
PopChar X has been update and includes updates related to Mac OS X Panther compatibility.

SubEthaEdit 1.1.3 (Posted 9/17/2003 at 7:13 PM)
Hydra, the collaborative text editor, has been updated and renamed to SubEthaEdit.

Transmit 2.6 (Posted 9/17/2003 at 7:10 PM)
Panic has released an update to Transmit with a number of bug fixes and improvements.

Ragtime Solo (Posted 9/17/2003 at 7:06 PM)
Ragtime Solo is a free business publishing application that also has a comercial version.

Cocktail 2.5 (Posted 9/17/2003 at 7:01 PM)
Cocktail has been updated and provides a graphical front end to many UNIX functions.

Apple Expo 2003 Paris (Posted 9/17/2003 at 6:50 PM)
Apple has a web page covering the Apple Expo in Paris which includes a summary and pictures from the keynote.

SpamSieve 2.0.1 (Posted 9/17/2003 at 2:31 PM)
An update is available for the newly released SpamSieve 2.

Workspaces 1.0.2 (Posted 9/16/2003 at 9:10 PM)
Workspaces allows users to group applications together into "workspaces", reducing window clutter and increasing productivity.

WeatherPop 1.8.5 (Posted 9/16/2003 at 9:58 AM)
WeatherPop has been updated with many optimizations that can result in a 50% faster response time while update weather information.

Apple Expo Keynote Summary (Posted 9/16/2003 at 8:46 AM)
Maccentral has provided a summary of the Apple Expo Keynote.

Winning Presentation (Posted 9/16/2003 at 8:40 AM)
Apple is offering a $50 rebate to anyone who purchases a new Mac and Keynote.

Bluetooth Mouse and Keyboard (Posted 9/16/2003 at 8:39 AM)
Apple released the new Bluetooth Mouse and Keyboard which they mark as "the end of the tether."

New 12" and 15" PowerBooks (Posted 9/16/2003 at 8:37 AM)
Apple has also update the 12" and 15" PowerBook line which now all include a minimum of a 1GHz G4.

15" PowerBook G4 (Posted 9/16/2003 at 8:32 AM)
Apple, at long last, has released the new 15" PowerBook G4 which has a new aluminum design and the PowerBook line features faster PowerPC G4 processors improved graphics, greater memory capabilities, 2x SuperDrive, FireWire 800, integrated Bluetooth, improved battery life, and larger hard drives.

icWord 3.0 and icExcel 2.0 (Posted 9/16/2003 at 8:31 AM)
Updates are available for icWord and icExcel that give Mac users the ability to open, read, export, and print Microsoft" Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files without the need for Microsoft Office.

Just An Interesting Tidbit (Posted 9/15/2003 at 5:36 PM)
We saw this on Slashdot and thought it was interesting, "Scrambled words are legible as long as first and last letters are in place. Word of mouth has spread to other blogs, and articles as well. From the languagehat site: 'Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe."

FileMaker Launches Higher Education Website (Posted 9/15/2003 at 5:27 PM)
FileMaker has launched a higher eduction website and also shared some statistics showing that FileMaker Pro is now used by 49 of the top 50 U.S. undergraduate universities and 121 of the top 126 doctoral universities in the U.S.

Disk Guardian 2.1 (Posted 9/15/2003 at 5:26 PM)
DiskGuardian is a collection of tools and helpers that help guard the data on your disks. Integrating SMART monitoring, HFS+ journaling, volume repair, surface scanning, hardware integrity checking, bench-testing, backup/restore, and online reporting, it not only diagnoses and repairs disks, but can predict many problems long before they occur.

X-Builder 1.0 (Posted 9/15/2003 at 5:24 PM)
X-Builder is an authoring tool specially designed for creating multimedia projects and applications for Apple Macintosh computers running OS X.

iVideo 1.0 (Posted 9/15/2003 at 3:12 PM)
iVideo is an iTunes like application that lets you store and view movies.

NetNewsWire 1.0.5b1 (Posted 9/15/2003 at 3:10 PM)
A beta version of NetNewswire is now available for download.

Graphire3 (Posted 9/15/2003 at 3:08 PM)
Graphire3 is a new tablet from Wacom that integrates directly with Apple's Inkwell technology.

Mac OS X: It just works (Posted 9/13/2003 at 10:41 PM)
Mac OS X: It just works is an InfoWorld article that says he is not ready to do a mass migration at InfoWorld (to Mac OS X), but OS X is definitely on (his) enterprise radar now.

RenderMan Pro Server (Posted 9/12/2003 at 12:09 PM)
Pixar announced that RenderMan Pro Server is coming to the Mac in the fourth quarter of 2003.

Who Killed Apple Computer? (Posted 9/12/2003 at 12:06 PM)
An article on the Apple Computer History Weblog that discusses why he feels that the old employees of Apple have killed it and lessons learned. The article is written by written by Michael Mace.

CG Invoicer (Posted 9/12/2003 at 12:01 PM)
CG Invoicer is an application that creates a database of invoices, customers and products or services.

Post.Office 3.5.3 v720 (Posted 9/12/2003 at 11:59 AM)
Post.Office has added support for Spam filtering, improved IMAP handling, extended relay protection (in the form of POP-before-SMTP and SMTP Authentication) and a new plug-in architecture to support external mail processing engines.

Eudora 6 Reader Report (Posted 9/12/2003 at 11:56 AM)
Macintouch has a Eudora 6 reader report which mostly focusses around its new built-in spam features.

Jaguar Cache Cleaner 1.8.6 (Posted 9/11/2003 at 10:37 AM)
Jaguar Cache Cleaner is a utility designed to provide easy access to numerous OS X maintenance and utility options.

HomeGuardian 1.0 (Posted 9/11/2003 at 8:45 AM)
HomeGuardian, a powerful tool that turns a Macintosh computer and a web camera into a security system by integrating motion detection with extremely flexible reporting.

iSight Case (Posted 9/10/2003 at 4:06 PM)
Waterfield has created an iSight case designed to carry the iSight, a clip and the cable.

SpamSieve 2.0 (Posted 9/10/2003 at 3:19 PM)
SpamSieve has been updated and now extracts a lot more information from each message, integrates with Eudora 6, has a blocklist and a whitelist, you can control how conservative or aggressive SpamSieve, corpus is now stored in databases and much more.

VectorWorks Updated to 10.5 (Posted 9/10/2003 at 3:15 PM)
VectorWorks line of products has been updated to version 10.5.

Autodesk Announced DWF 6 for Mac OS X (Posted 9/10/2003 at 2:39 PM)
Autodesk announced support for the DWF format on Mac OS X that will allow Mac users to view and print design information created by Autodesk design software, and will provide a DWF Developer"s Toolkit for Mac OS X developers to create third-party design applications that leverage DWF files.

A Better Finder Rename 5.9.5 (Posted 9/10/2003 at 12:30 PM)
A Better Finder Rename adds the ability to convert long Mac OS X file names to their short Mac OS 9 equivalents. It also features a number of other minor improvements and bug fixes.

Say What 1.14 (Posted 9/10/2003 at 12:25 PM)
We have released a major update to Say What which allows you to customize the look and feel of the HTML returned to the browser, return values from compiled Applescripts and more.

Suitcase X1 (Posted 9/9/2003 at 1:44 PM)
A new version of Suitcase has been released and allows you to manage all your fonts from one, intuitive window, while working hard in the background to ensure that you always have the font you need when you need it.

Lasso Professional 7 (Posted 9/9/2003 at 1:42 PM)
Lasso Professional 7 features an embedded MySQL 4 database server, with a full commercial license included.

Watson 1.7.3 (Posted 9/9/2003 at 1:40 PM)
Watson has been updated and includes new auto update features.

Brother Releases New Multi-Function Centers (Posted 9/9/2003 at 1:39 PM)
Brother announced four new inkjet Multi-Function Centers -- devices that do multiple duty as printers, faxes and scanners and are available for Mac OS X and classic Mac OS.

Apple New Arrivals Web Page (Posted 9/9/2003 at 1:37 PM)
Apple is hosting a New Arrivals Web page that offers details about products that have been released for Mac OS X.

iClip 2.5 (Posted 9/9/2003 at 9:04 AM)
iClip is a multiple clipboard/scrapbook application designed to improve user efficiency and productivity for many computing tasks.

Java 1.4.1 Update 1 (Posted 9/8/2003 at 9:26 PM)
The Java 1.4.1 Update 1 adds the following enhancements:

* Improved Java applet support for Safari and other web browsers that support the Java Internet Plug-In.
* Improved drawing correctness and performance.
* Changes to Java 1.3.1 that provide support for Oracle11i client applications on Mac OS X.
* Improved stability, memory usage, and correctness.

CDW Buys MicroWarehouse (Posted 9/8/2003 at 1:14 PM)
CDW has announced that it is buying the assets of MicroWarehouse which includes their MacWarehouse division.

IntelliSwipe USB Credit Card Reader (Posted 9/8/2003 at 1:13 PM)
IntelliSwipe is a USB-based credit card reader designed to work with Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.

GyazMail 1.1.1 (Posted 9/8/2003 at 12:53 PM)
GyazMail is an all-new email client for Mac OS X. It is newly developed from the ground up to offer you a full-featured but easy-to-use package based on the Cocoa framework.

HexEdit 1.88 (Posted 9/8/2003 at 12:51 PM)
HexEdit is a Macintosh hexadecimal file editor that handles both data and resource forks.

NovaMind 1.5 (Posted 9/8/2003 at 12:50 PM)
NovaMind allows you to organize your thoughts, remember information, generate ideas, and focus on the main issues in a fun and creative way.

FUNDimensions (Posted 9/8/2003 at 12:49 PM)
FUNDimensions manages the entire fundraising process, helping these organizations to foster a personal relationship with donors, identify their best fundraising opportunities, and raise more money.

iTunes Music Store Sold 10,000,000 Songs (Posted 9/8/2003 at 11:35 AM)
Apple annouced that the iTunes Music Store sold its 10,000,000 song on September 3rd and that it equates to selling 500,000 songs per week.

Apple Updates iMac (Posted 9/8/2003 at 11:33 AM)
Apple has updated the iMac with faster processors, faster memory and USB 2.0.

Apple Releases New iPods (Posted 9/8/2003 at 11:32 AM)
Apple has updated the iPod with 20GB and 40GB hard drives or "10,000 songs in your pocket."

Apple I Resurrection (Posted 9/8/2003 at 7:55 AM)
Apple's co-founder, Steve Wozniak, has given his blessing to the production of a replica of the Apple I - the legendary machine that launched Apple.

PowerMail 4.2 (Posted 9/5/2003 at 4:16 PM)
PowerMail has been updated with numerous usability and reliability improvements as well as Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) compatibility.

iChalk 2.6.2 (Posted 9/5/2003 at 11:26 AM)
iChalk uses Rendezvous technology to let users collaborate on a shared chalkboard with zero configurations.

iStorm 2.6.2 (Posted 9/5/2003 at 11:23 AM)
iStorm lets users work, talk, and think together. With iStorm, a user can open up a document, and immediately start brainstorming it with other collaborators over a network.

Sim City 4 Update (Posted 9/4/2003 at 1:23 PM)
Aspyr has released an update to Sim City 4 bringing its version to 1.0.1.

Backup 2.0 Beta (Posted 9/4/2003 at 1:03 PM)
Apple has released a Beta version of is Backup program for .Mac members.

Eudora 6.0 (Posted 9/4/2003 at 1:00 PM)
Eudora version 6.0 is now final and available for download.

Wireless-B Internet Video Camera (Posted 9/4/2003 at 12:59 PM)
The Linksys Wireless-B Internet Video Camera sends live video through the Internet to a web browser anywhere in the world and uses 802.11 to connect to your network.

Dejal Simon 1.2.1 (Posted 9/3/2003 at 6:45 PM)
Dejal Simon is a site monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks sites for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, or other means.

Salling Clicker 2.0 (Posted 9/3/2003 at 6:43 PM)
Salling Clicker has added many new features to this update including the ability to display slide notes on your phone when controlling PowerPoint.

Apple Sells 7% of US Laptops (Posted 9/3/2003 at 6:41 PM)
Apple garnered 7 percent of the U.S. market for laptop computer sales in the second quarter of 2003, making it the fifth largest seller, according to CNET.

Microsoft Office v. X 10.1.5 Update (Posted 9/3/2003 at 6:38 PM)
Microsoft released the Microsoft Office v. X 10.1.5 Update that addresses several stability issues with PowerPoint", Excel, and Visual Basic for Applications for Office"v."X.

Workspaces 1.0.1 (Posted 9/3/2003 at 6:35 PM)
Trucker Software released an update to Workspaces that includes a new Dock menu, reworked semantics for the Workspaces Manager, and a fixes for several issues.

New FileMaker Applications: FileMaker Meetings and Recruiter (Posted 9/3/2003 at 6:34 PM)
FileMaker announced that it will publish ready-to-use applications for business-specific tasks. FileMaker Applications are designed for simple installation and do not require expertise in how to use a database. The first two applications are FileMaker Meetings and FileMaker Recruiter.

FirstClass (Posted 9/2/2003 at 1:29 PM)
FirstClass combines voice and fax messages to create a truly unified messaging system that allows users to communicate across a wide range of messaging formats and devices.

Veta Universal Palm Edition 1.0 (Posted 9/2/2003 at 1:22 PM)
Veta Universal Palm Edition lets you use a Bluetooth-enabled Palm PDA as a wireless remote control for your Mac.

ConceptDraw V Beta (Posted 9/2/2003 at 1:06 PM)
CS Odessa has released a Beta version of ConceptDraw V - a major upgrade of its cross-platform flowcharting and diagramming software.

Alarm Clock Pro 6.2.8 (Posted 9/2/2003 at 1:04 PM)
The latest version of Alarm Clock Pro address some small bugs and alarms can now be told to deactivate after they have rung.

FileBooks Link 2.1 (Posted 9/2/2003 at 1:03 PM)
FileBooks Link allows FileMaker Pro integratioon with QuickBooks Pro.

PMX 2.0 (Posted 9/2/2003 at 12:56 PM)
PMX is a simple Project Management application for Mac OS X. With it you can manage resources, time and cost associated with any project.

EdenGraph 1.0 (Posted 9/2/2003 at 12:53 PM)
EdenGraph is a graphing calculator, built for Mac OS X, which is able to plot two-dimensional graphs using standard algebraic or trigonometric functions.

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