July 2004 Archived News

SlashDock 2.4 (Posted 7/30/2004 at 10:33 AM)
SlashDock 2.4 is a simple Mac OS X Application that fetches and updates headlines for the lastest postings on slashdot-compatible sites and RSS-compatible sites (aka RDF) like

Dock-It 2.2 (Posted 7/30/2004 at 10:32 AM)
Dock-It 2.2 is a multifunctional dock and Finder enhancer for the Mac OS X operating system.

Firewall Builder 2.0 (Posted 7/30/2004 at 10:30 AM)
Firewall Builder 2.0 lets you manage any number of firewalls remotely from the comfort of your Windows 2000, Windows XP or Macintosh workstation.

Toast 6 Titanium 6.0.7 (Posted 7/29/2004 at 3:58 PM)
Toast 6 Titanium 6.0.7 now includes Double-Layer (DL) support for data, audio, video and copy formats.

Missing Sync for Palm OS 4.0 (Posted 7/29/2004 at 2:00 PM)
Missing Sync for Palm OS 4.0 is a replacement for the Palm Desktop that allows you to synchronize your Palm and more.

CutX for Safari 1.0 (Posted 7/29/2004 at 9:55 AM)
CutX for Safari 1.0 allows children or employees of a company to surf the Web without the risks of being exposed to harmful or pornographic websites. It allows parents or network administrators to manage a keyword list. When a keyword is found in a web page, all pictures are automatically hidden.

Alpine's Forthcoming iPod Interface (Posted 7/29/2004 at 9:53 AM)
Alpine has released details on its upcoming iPod interface.

NetMinder Ethernet 5.1 (Posted 7/29/2004 at 9:45 AM)
NetMinder Ethernet 5.1 captures and decodes packet data as it moves through the network, quickly pinpointing and alerting you to security issues and network problems that could otherwise take hours or even days to resolve.

Sente 1.2 (Posted 7/29/2004 at 9:44 AM)
Sente 1.2 is a tool for scientists, physicians, and others involved in scientific or other academic research who regularly need to explore, and stay current with, the published literature in their field. Sente is able to search hundreds of data sources, including PubMed, Agricola, various Ovid databases (e.g., Books in Print, CAB Abstracts, Current Contents, Dissertation Abstracts, EMBASE, and PsychINFO, by subscription) and hundreds of libraries around the world.

Apple Regarding Real's Harmony (Posted 7/29/2004 at 9:05 AM)
Apple Computer Inc. issued a statement regarding RealNetworks Harmony technology warning RealNetworks and its users that the technology will likely not work in the future.

What will the next iMac look like? (Posted 7/28/2004 at 11:39 AM)
A article on the upcoming new iMac.

KeystrokeRecorder X 3.2.5 (Posted 7/28/2004 at 9:38 AM)
KeystrokeRecorder X 3.2.5 is a carbonized application that either records each keystroke into a file or via email for later retrieval.

Konfabulator 1.7.1 (Posted 7/28/2004 at 9:34 AM)
Konfabulator 1.7.1 adds numerous enhancements including a widget only level that allows you to display certain widgets only when in Konspose mode.

Aki Mahjong 1.0.2 (Posted 7/27/2004 at 4:30 PM)
Aki Mahjong 1.0.2 contains several minor bug fixes and tweaks.

Tactile Interrogator (Posted 7/27/2004 at 1:21 PM)
Tactile Interrogator provides a rich graphical file view of Mac OS X's powerful Unix underpinnings. Although similar to the Finder, it uses colored icons, in different sizes, to give the Mac user an informative picture of a directory at a glance.

RealNetworks Harmony Software (Posted 7/27/2004 at 8:49 AM)
RealNetworks Harmony Software mimics the proprietary copy protection used in Apple's iTunes store and allows them to load music sold in their store on the iPod.

Aladdin is now Allume Systems (Posted 7/27/2004 at 8:46 AM)
Aladdin Systems has changed their name and will now be known as Allume Systems.

REALbasic 5.5.3 (Posted 7/27/2004 at 8:44 AM)
REALbasic 5.5.3 includes more than 100 improvements, according to the company, including reliability enhancements, the ability to use Xcode, GCC or Visual Studio to create REALbasic plug-ins, more reliable group project management, improved support for Apple's Address Book application, and the ability to support XML in console applications.

Flash MX 2004 v7.2 Features Over 120 Fixes and Improvements (Posted 7/27/2004 at 8:43 AM)
Flash MX 2004 v7.2 features over 120 fixes and improvements including more efficient use of system resources, better performance and stability, faster launch and compile times, improved help documentation and more.

Panther Cache Cleaner 2.4 (Posted 7/27/2004 at 8:41 AM)
Panther Cache Cleaner 2.4 introduces the ability to run applications with root privileges. It adds the abilty to optimize Safari's rendering speed. It adds the ability to save clipboard contents across logout and restarts. This release also includes other minor bug fixes and improvements.

Advanced Web Ranking 3.0 (Posted 7/27/2004 at 8:40 AM)
Advanced Web Ranking 3.0 is a tool that helps check your web site position on all major search engines.

iTunes Coming to Motorola"s Next-Gen Mobile Phones (Posted 7/27/2004 at 8:31 AM)
Apple and Motorola announced they are partnering to enable millions of music lovers to transfer their favorite songs from the iTunes jukebox on their PC or Mac, including songs from the iTunes Music Store, to Motorola"s next-generation 'always with you' mobile handsets, via a USB or Bluetooth connection.

93 Photo Street (Posted 7/23/2004 at 8:51 AM)
93 Photo Street lets you easily create photo map and displays your images arranged by location instead of by time. With 93 Photo Street you can create gorgeous photo maps for the web without learning HTML or a complicated graphics program.

Mail Factory (Posted 7/23/2004 at 8:30 AM)
Mail Factory integrates with data from Apple Address Book, Microsoft Entourage, Now Contact, Eudora, supports most popular label paper, and can print to DYMO label printers.

Mariner Write 3.6.3 (Posted 7/22/2004 at 12:58 PM)
Mariner Write 3.6.3 introduces several bug fixes and enhancement additions.

Mailsmith 2.1.2 (Posted 7/21/2004 at 5:47 PM)
Mailsmith 2.1.2 includes support for server-side spam filtering, the ability to process incoming messages with Unix tools during download, and new preferences and interface enhancements.

IPNetMonitorX 1.4 (Posted 7/21/2004 at 5:45 PM)
IPNetMonitorX 1.4 is an all-purpose tool for troubleshooting network connections being reviewed by MacWorld.

KidsServer Personal Edition 1.30 (Posted 7/21/2004 at 5:37 PM)
KidsServer Personal Edition 1.30 blocks most of all harmful web sites.

PulpFiction 1.0.1 (Posted 7/21/2004 at 5:35 PM)
PulpFiction 1.0.1 is an update to the next-generation, easy-to-use, powerful RSS/Atom feed reader.

A Better Finder Attributes 3.5 (Posted 7/21/2004 at 3:13 PM)
A Better Finder Attributes 3.5 can set the creation dates of digital camera picture files to the time and date that the picture was taken, rather than the moment it was first imported from the camera. This ensures that the date displays correctly in the Finder and is sorted properly.

You Synchronize 2.1 (Posted 7/20/2004 at 9:19 PM)
You Synchronize 2.1 is the update to the MacWorld 2003 Editors' Award winning Executive Sync.

Salling Clicker 2.2 (Posted 7/20/2004 at 9:18 PM)
Salling Clicker 2.2 features an enhanced media center feature.

Safari Magic 1.0 (Posted 7/20/2004 at 9:15 PM)
Safari Magic 1.0 enables Safari users to instantly and selectively collect and edit/organize text, graphics, and pictures from multiple web pages and non-contiguous sources.

DeskLapz 1.0 (Posted 7/20/2004 at 9:14 PM)
DeskLapz 1.0 can make your desktop come alive with up-to-the-minute images of the beach, mountains, or even the Sun with real time-lapse webcam images.

iPod Updater 2004-07-15 (Posted 7/20/2004 at 9:13 PM)
iPod Updater 2004-07-15 includes iPod Software 3.0 for use with iPods with a Click Wheel. iPod Updater 2004-07-15 also includes the latest software versions for iPod mini and the third generation iPod. With iPod Software 3.0, you can: Shuffle Songs with one click (using the Shuffle Songs item in the main menu), Create multiple On-The-Go playlists, Delete songs from On-The-Go playlists, Select reading playback speed for audiobooks, Hear audible click user interface feedback in headphones, Charge via USB connection and Enjoy improved playback performance.

For more information about iPod, go to iPod Updater 2004-07-15 contains the same software versions as iPod Updater 2004-04-28 for all other iPod models. iPod 3.0 Software is not compatible with other models of iPod, including original scroll wheel and touch wheel iPods, and iPod mini. iPod Software 2.2 and iPod Software 1.2 should not be used with iPod with Click Wheel.

Apple Releases New iPod (Posted 7/20/2004 at 6:38 PM)
Apple has released the new iPod as was discussed in last weeks article on MSNBC.

Studiometry 2.0 (Posted 7/19/2004 at 6:55 PM)
Studiometry 2.0 lets small to medium companies store client data, project data, to-dos, timers, invoices, payment data, and more all in one convenient yet secure location.

Studiometry 2.0 (Posted 7/19/2004 at 6:53 PM)
Studiometry 2.0 lets small to medium companies store client data, project data, to-dos, timers, invoices, payment data, and more all in one convenient yet secure location.

PhotoVu (Posted 7/18/2004 at 10:42 PM)
PhotoVu adds support for iPhoto with the new PV1910 wireless digital picture frame.

Interarchy 7.2 (Posted 7/18/2004 at 10:33 PM)
Interarchy 7.2 lets you fetch, edit or transmit files to any kind of Internet server using FTP, SFTP or HTTP.

New iPod (Posted 7/18/2004 at 10:28 PM)
Macintouch notes this story from MSNBC on the new iPod in advance of its launch.

Office Power Pack Volume 1 (Posted 7/14/2004 at 11:49 AM)
Office Power Pack Volume 1 is a collection of five applications designed to enhanced Microsoft Office v.X and Office 2004 for the Macintosh.

ChatBarrier X3 10.3.1 (Posted 7/14/2004 at 11:41 AM)
ChatBarrier X3 10.3.1 works in conjunction with Apple's iChat instant messaging software to provide two-way, real-time encryption of text chats.

PageRank Toolbar Widget (Posted 7/14/2004 at 11:40 AM)
PageRank Toolbar Widget is a Konfabulator widget that monitors what page is active in Safari and shows you the PageRank.

A Better Finder Rename 6.4.5 (Posted 7/14/2004 at 9:04 AM)
A Better Finder Rename 6.4.5 adds support for EXIF date information in TIFF files and Canon Raw format files.

HomeAudit 2.0 (Posted 7/13/2004 at 9:10 AM)
HomeAudit 2.0 allows you to build a comprehensive inventory of everything you own - from expensive antique furniture to transient items such as software registration codes. It is fully customisable, allowing you to add edit and remove categories and locations - it's easier to keep track of your things when you're thinking on a room-by-room basis. homeAudit stores all this information in a single file, which can be easily copied to CD, a network drive or an FTP site, allowing you to quickly retrieve the information in the event that your computer is unavailable.

iClip 3.1 (Posted 7/13/2004 at 8:14 AM)
iClip 3.1 now automatically records changes to the Clipboard, making it serve as a more powerful multiple clipboard.

iPod Undermines Microsoft on Copy-Protected CDs (Posted 7/12/2004 at 9:08 AM)
The two companies responsible for most copy-protected CDs are scrambling to create new versions of their technologies that are compatible with Apple's popular digital music player.

MatrixGL 2.0 (Posted 7/12/2004 at 9:00 AM)
As noted on the, here is a Matrix screensaver with fully independent streams that render a more complex display than simple matrix-based screensavers.

KidzLog 1.0 (Posted 7/12/2004 at 8:56 AM)
KidzLog 1.0 is a complete weblog publishing system. Weblogs published with KidzLog use CSS to control the layout of elements on every web page. Archive pages are maintained automatiically for you as you add new posts to your weblog.

TaskTime 1.6.2 (Posted 7/12/2004 at 8:53 AM)
TaskTime 1.6.2 is a simple program to track the time spent on jobs.

SimplyProjects 1.4 (Posted 7/12/2004 at 8:51 AM)
SimplyProjects 1.4 is a project management system for small-scale and shareware software projects. Users can use SimplyProjects to enter and track feature requests, to-do tasks and bug reports on a per-project basis. They can also export project information and accompanying records either as plain text (ASCII) or HTML files.

iTunes Music Store Tops 100 Million Songs (Posted 7/12/2004 at 8:49 AM)
The iTunes Music Store has now sold over 100 Millions songs.

Cram And Jam (Posted 7/12/2004 at 8:48 AM)
Cram And Jam is a new promotion that gives College students and K-12 and higher ed faculty a $200 rebate in addition to their educational discount.

Snapz Pro X 2.0.1 (Posted 7/12/2004 at 8:12 AM)
Snapz Pro X 2.0.1 fixes a bug in AmbrosiaAudioSupport that could cause a freeze on
some machines running MacOS X 10.3.4 as well as other fixes.

KidsBrowser 1.6 (Posted 7/9/2004 at 11:36 AM)
KidsBrowser 1.6 allows children to surf the Web without the risks of being exposed to harmful or pornographic websites and allows parents or educators the flexibility to customize the websites list.

PDF2Office 1.1 (Posted 7/9/2004 at 11:33 AM)
PDF2Office 1.1 exports PDF documents into fully editable Microsoft Word, AppleWorks, HTML, RTF and other file types, and this upgrade adds compatibility with Mac OS X v10.3, improvements to the RTF file converter, an option to continue with a conversion when certain pages fail to convert, a preview pane and more.

Simon 2.0b1 (Posted 7/9/2004 at 11:29 AM)
Simon 2.0b1 is the latest beta release of the site monitoring tool for Mac OS X.

Breaking into Bioinformatics at ISU (Posted 7/9/2004 at 11:25 AM)
Breaking into Bioinformatics discusses the setup of the new bioinformatics lab at Idaho State University where a cluster of Apple Xserve units running Mac OS X and the BioTeam"s iNquiry software was up and running within "a couple of days."

URL Manager Pro 3.3 (Posted 7/8/2004 at 8:52 AM)
URL Manager Pro 3.3 now includes a Search bar, a Drawer Window (for search results), an Action Menu toolbar item, support for Firefox 0.9, support for Camino 0.8 and more.

BitPal 2.1 (Posted 7/8/2004 at 8:49 AM)
BitPal 2.1 is an Address Book, Calendar, and a To Do task manager that's designed to be mobile. Drag the BitPal folder to your USB Pen Drive, and everything you need goes with you. It also runs on both Macs and PCs.

TimeSlice 2.8 (Posted 7/7/2004 at 8:37 AM)
TimeSlice 2.8 has been updated and is now available for download.

You Control: Fonts (Posted 7/7/2004 at 8:36 AM)
You Control: Fonts allows you to create a custom font menu that not only displays the fonts in their own typeface, but also groups your fonts by family, so your font menus are more streamlined making it easier to find your fonts.

Romeo 0.9.3 (Posted 7/6/2004 at 9:56 AM)
Romeo 0.9.3 is the latest version of the software that gives you remote control of your mac via Bluetooth.

CRM4Mac 1.0.5 (Posted 7/6/2004 at 9:54 AM)
CRM4Mac 1.0.5 is the link between all Mail, iCal and Addressbook; one application which links your events, mail and documents to your private and business contacts.

Collaba 2.9 (Posted 7/6/2004 at 9:52 AM)
Collaba 2.9 is a secure e-mail box for all your students, on-line forums to collaborate within your organization, live multimedia chat to reach people instantly, an easy-to-use address book, a personal agenda to schedule appointments and events, a simple-for-the-student numeric portfolio, a dynamic news board, technological bridges with existing school systems (SSO); everything is in place to insure the successful deployment of a complete telecollaborative portal in your community.

Tiger, Longhorn Search for Desktop Answers (Posted 7/5/2004 at 9:56 AM)
Microsoft and Apple Computer are searching for the same thing with their next operating systems: a better way to find stuff on an increasingly cluttered hard drive.

GmailStatus 0.2 (Posted 7/5/2004 at 9:45 AM)
GmailStatus 0.2 displays the number of unread messages in a Google Gmail account in the menu bar.

ezBusiness 1.0 Beta (Posted 7/2/2004 at 10:56 AM)
ezBusiness 1.0 Beta is an easy to use inventory and sales management software for small business. It features a full featured search engine and a shopping cart for processing sales. It is built to work with a keyboard interface barcode reader.

New iMacs in September (Posted 7/2/2004 at 10:54 AM)
Apple has stopped taking orders for the current iMac as we begin the transition from the current iMac line to an all-new iMac line which will be announced and available in September. We planned to have our next generation iMac ready by the time the inventory of current iMacs runs out in the next few weeks, but our planning was obviously less than perfect. We apologize for any inconvenience to our customers.

Mono 1.0 (Posted 7/1/2004 at 4:02 PM)
Mono 1.0 is an open source development platform based on the .NET framework that allows software developers to build Linux and cross-platform apps.

iGet 1.0 (Posted 7/1/2004 at 4:01 PM)
iGet 1.0 is an new kind of file transfer tool for Mac OS X that takes advantage of several powerful Mac technologies to make moving files around between Macs - especially over DSL, cable, or dialup - quicker and more convenient than it's ever been.

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