August 2004 Archived News

Business Card Composer 2.3 (Posted 8/30/2004 at 11:11 AM)
Business Card Composer 2.3 contains integration with iPhoto, improved Address Book support, enhanced calibration process, new professional designs and images.

Unison 1.5 (Posted 8/30/2004 at 9:29 AM)
Unison 1.5 has been updated and includes fast article storage technology, improved download manager, personalities, NZB file support and more.

kTunes 1.0d6 (Posted 8/30/2004 at 9:22 AM)
kTunes 1.0d6 allows you to rip CD+G discs and then play them back in iTunes while kTunes plays the graphics.

Time Track 2.0 (Posted 8/30/2004 at 9:19 AM)
Time Track 2.0 is a time logging program, originally designed for consultants and freelancers to minimize time spent logging hours and to enhance billing accuracy. It can be utilized by any profession and allows the user to quickly and easily log the durations of events. You can even synchronize Time Track for MacOS X or MacOS 9 with Time Track for Palm using the Time Track Conduit.

(Posted 8/30/2004 at 9:17 AM)
FileMaker Server 7 Advanced is an enhanced version of FileMaker Server 7 that includes powerful web publishing and connectivity options to efficiently manage shared database solutions from desktop to the web.

iCamShare 2.0 (Posted 8/27/2004 at 2:54 PM)
iCamShare 2.0 guides you through the process of capturing and sharing videos and pictures. With it you can share your videos or pictures in e-mails, publish them on your .Mac HomePage and drag them into many other applications, like Microsoft Office applications, Adobe products such as PhotoShop, and Lifli Software's iBlog.

Teleport pr2.1 (Posted 8/27/2004 at 11:50 AM)
Teleport pr2.1 is a utility to let you use one single mouse and keyboard to control several of your Macs. Simply reach the edge of your screen, and your mouse teleports to your other Mac. The pasteboard can even be synchronized between the computers.

Sticky Windows 1.0 Beta (Posted 8/27/2004 at 11:11 AM)
Sticky Windows 1.0 Beta brings back a feature from Mac OS 9 where you could drag a window to the bottom of the screen and it will turn into a tab.

OmniWeb 5.0.1 (Posted 8/27/2004 at 11:07 AM)
OmniWeb 5.0.1 is the latest version of the alternative Mac OS X browser.

Apple's Customers Most Satisfied (Posted 8/26/2004 at 10:46 AM)
The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) measures the attitudes of consumers in several different categories, including PCs and online Web sites, on a scale from zero to 100. With a score of 81, Apple's customers are the most satisfied of any other PC vendor measured in this index.

Sprint Certifies Apple Xserve G5, QuickTime (Posted 8/26/2004 at 10:44 AM)
Sprint and Apple announced that Apple"s Xserve G5 and QuickTime software have been certified as mobile multimedia delivery platforms for Sprint"s new PCS Vision Multimedia Services. The technology enables professional content service providers to deliver streaming audio and video clips to Sprint customers."The streams are available to customers using recently announced Sprint Vision Multimedia Services.

Fax Status 0.2.1 (Posted 8/25/2004 at 10:19 AM)
Fax Status 0.2.1 adds an item to your menu bar that shows you when you are receiving a fax... and when the fax is done. (Posted 8/25/2004 at 9:52 AM) is a web site dedicated to ending the use of Internet Explorer and instead promoting the use of standards based browsers such as Mozilla, Firefox, Safari and Opera.

iNotePad 2.0.1 (Posted 8/25/2004 at 9:47 AM)
iNotePad 2.0.1 can store styled text notes with pictures, save them, print them and even export them to your iPod.

TinkerTool 3.3 (Posted 8/25/2004 at 9:46 AM)
TinkerTool 3.3 gives you access to additional preference settings Apple has built into Mac OS X. This allows to activate hidden features in the operating system and in some of the applications delivered with the system.

iClip 3.2 (Posted 8/25/2004 at 9:10 AM)
iClip 3.2 now includes a way to add clippings to a clipping set via drag & drop to the icon at the top of the iClip window.

xPad 1.1 (Posted 8/24/2004 at 3:24 PM)
xPad 1.1 is a notepad, TextEdit and Stickies replacement for Apple's OS X.

SpamSieve 2.2 (Posted 8/24/2004 at 3:20 PM)
SpamSieve 2.2 includes better accuracy, due to better message analysis, use of the Habeas Whitelist, and leveraging of SpamAssassin"s heuristic tests; Entourage address book integration now catches spam messages that are forged to look like you sent them; Additional notification options include flashing a Griffin PowerMate, Entourage sound sets, and access to sound files installed by your e-mail program; and more.

eVo2 for the click wheel iPod (Posted 8/24/2004 at 10:22 AM)
iSkin eVo 2 now ships with an upgraded reinforced rotary RevoClip, and improved screen protector that maintains an ultra-clear view of the iPod"s screen with an all-new six point soft contact base that reduces the possibility of your screen scratching.

PocketMac BlackBerry Edition (Posted 8/23/2004 at 11:42 AM)
PocketMac BlackBerry Edition lets you sync crucial data between a BlackBerry and Entourage, Address Book, iCal, Now Contact, Now Up-To-Date, and even Stickies.

.Mac users get Virex 7.5 (Posted 8/23/2004 at 11:37 AM)
Virex 7.5 is now available for .Mac users from the .Mac web site.

wKiosk Browser 3.6 (Posted 8/23/2004 at 11:33 AM)
wKiosk Browser 3.6 lets you create kiosks including Internet kiosks, survey kiosks, database kiosks, directory kiosks, shopping cart kiosks and/or multimedia-rich promotional kiosk applications.

xTime Project 2.5 (Posted 8/23/2004 at 11:32 AM)
xTime Project 2.5 has been updated and adds numerous compatibility features.

iPods to PowerBooks (Posted 8/23/2004 at 11:28 AM)
A USA Today article stating that the iPod is resulting in increased PowerBook sales during this back to school season.

15-inch PowerBook G4 Battery Exchange Program (Posted 8/20/2004 at 9:33 AM)
The 15-inch PowerBook G4 Battery Exchange Program is voluntarily recalling certain lithium ion rechargeable batteries that were sold worldwide from January 2004 through August 2004 for use with 15-inch PowerBook G4 (Aluminum) notebook computers. These batteries were manufactured by LG Chem, Ltd. of South Korea.

iCuistot (Posted 8/20/2004 at 8:49 AM)
iCuistot provides a great recipe management software by taking the best from popular software like iTunes, iCal, Keynote, Safari and the Address"Book.

OSXvnc 1.4 (Posted 8/18/2004 at 8:40 AM)
OSXvnc 1.4 fixes some small problems and adds support for Rendezvous.

Netscape 7.2 (Posted 8/18/2004 at 8:40 AM)
Netscape 7.2 is available for download.

Process 1.0 (Posted 8/18/2004 at 8:39 AM)
Process 1.0 is an outliner that consists of a powerful little text field in the Process drawer that lets you type in links to everything you need to complete your projects - links to web sites, PDF files, text documents stored in other programs on your Mac, whatever.

Drive Vaccine (Posted 8/18/2004 at 8:36 AM)
Drive Vaccine is designed for organizations that demand optimal availability and functionality of thier public access computers. Regardless of what any user does workstations will rollback to their disired configuration upon restart.

A Better Finder RENAME 6.5 (Posted 8/18/2004 at 8:04 AM)
A Better Finder RENAME 6.5 improves compatibility with remote and external file systems, as well as with Apple's FileVault mechanism.

PUBLICSPACE.NET site news via RSS feeds (Posted 8/18/2004 at 8:03 AM)
The growing popularity of RSS (Real Simple Syndication) provides with an opportunity to provide its customers with a non-obstrusive opt-in news service about its product and website updates.

NetVault For Mac OS X (Posted 8/17/2004 at 5:47 PM)
NetVault For Mac OS X is a data protection solution aimed at those running Mac OS X Server v10.3. It offers data backup, restore and disaster recovery functions as well as the ability for administrators to create and manage jobs from remote clients, deploy and manage software and more.

MCG's TakeCharge 1.0 (Posted 8/17/2004 at 5:33 PM)
MCG's TakeCharge 1.0 can handle all forms of transactions from simple credit cards to recurring billing charges and ACH check transactions, easily and securely straight from your computer.

dotProject (Posted 8/16/2004 at 11:37 AM)
dotProject is a PHP web-based project management framework that includes modules for companies, projects, tasks (with Gantt charts), forums, files, calendar, contacts, tickets/helpdesk, multi-language support, user/module permissions and themes.

MacFamilyTree 4.0 (Posted 8/16/2004 at 11:33 AM)
MacFamilyTree 4.0 helps you to document, store, and display information about your family. You can draw and print family trees, lists, cards, heritage charts, descendant charts and genograms.

Finder Refresher (Posted 8/16/2004 at 11:32 AM)
Finder Refresher is a simple AppleScript applet that will force the Finder to regularly update the content of all its windows.

iListen ScriptPak for Keynote (Posted 8/16/2004 at 8:45 AM)
The iListen ScriptPak for Keynote adds over 200 voice commands that control virtually every aspect of Apple's popular presentation program.

10.3.5 Admin Tools Update (Posted 8/15/2004 at 11:32 AM)
The 10.3.5 Admin Tools Update installs updated versions of the Mac OS X Server v10.3 administration software. For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website:

AppleJack 1.3 (Posted 8/13/2004 at 11:15 AM)
AppleJack 1.3 is a user friendly troubleshooting assistant for Mac OS X. With AppleJack you can troubleshoot a computer even if you can`t load the GUI, or don`t have a startup CD handy. AppleJack runs in Single User Mode and is menu-based for ease of use.

PHP Point of Sale 7.2 (Posted 8/13/2004 at 11:13 AM)
PHP Point of Sale 7.2 is designed to help small businesses with keeping track of customers, inventory, finances and generate reports based on sales. This program works great for businesses that use cash, check, or account numbers for their sales.

iPod Updater 2004-08-06 (Posted 8/13/2004 at 11:13 AM)
iPod Updater 2004-08-06 includes iPod software 3.0.1 for iPods with a Click Wheel. iPod Updater 2004-08-06 contains the same software versions as iPod Updater 2004-07-15 for all other iPod models. iPod Software 3.0.1 provides:

* Improved connectivity with some FireWire cards using the VIA chipset
* Improved connectivity with FireWire hubs, and with 4-pin FireWire ports
* Improved power management
* Improved performance with the optional external battery pack
* Removing headphones while the hold switch is on no longer wakes iPod

For more information about iPod, go to

iChat2Cell (Posted 8/12/2004 at 9:07 AM)
iChat2Cell is a utility that will simplify sending SMS messages through iChat.

Mariner Calc 5.3 Beta (Posted 8/11/2004 at 11:17 PM)
Mariner Calc 5.3 Beta is now available with numerous updates and bug fixes.

MetadataMagic 2.0.2 (Posted 8/11/2004 at 11:16 PM)
MetadataMagic 2.0.2 includes enhancements to the Conversion Issues Report, a feature which helps to optimize the process of converting a solution and deploying it successfully in FileMaker Pro 7, and also includes some miscellaneous bug fixes.

A Better Finder Launcher 1.6 (Posted 8/11/2004 at 11:15 PM)
A Better Finder Launcher 1.6 shows all matching items including applications, folders, documents and preference panes in a single view.

iSync 1.5 (Posted 8/10/2004 at 11:29 PM)
iSync lets you manage your contacts, calendars, 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. To sync a Palm OS device, you need to install the iSync Palm Conduit version 1.2 or later. iSync 1.5 adds support for more devices such as the latest Sony Ericsson and Motorola phones. For more information about supported devices and connectivity requirements, visit

Before you install iSync 1.5, you must install iCal 1.5.2 or later. To download the latest version of iCal, visit, or use Software Update (in System Preferences) to install the latest version. If you are using Mac OS X version 10.3 and plan to synchronize a Bluetooth mobile phone, you need to have Bluetooth version 1.5 or later installed. To download the latest version, use Software Update (in System Preferences). If you have an earlier version of Mac OS X, visit to download the appropriate Bluetooth version.

Java 1.4.2 Update 1 (Posted 8/10/2004 at 11:28 PM)
Java 1.4.2 Update 1 provides support for JDK 1.4.2_05, improved behavior for applets in Safari, and increased stability for desktop Java applications. The system will be updated to Java 1.4.2 Update 1. If the system currently has Java 1.4.1, it will be removed. For more details on this update, please visit:

Production Suite (Posted 8/10/2004 at 11:27 PM)
Production Suite combines Final Cut Pro HD, DVD Studio Pro 3 and Motion.

Motion Now Shipping (Posted 8/10/2004 at 11:25 PM)
Motion, Apple's high-performance motion graphic design and production application, is now shipping.

Advanced Web Ranking 3.1 (Posted 8/10/2004 at 11:22 PM)
Advanced Web Ranking 3.1 will now track the progress of your rankings over time and display that information in an easy to read and understand graphical and tabular reports.

Mac OS X 10.3.5 Update (Posted 8/9/2004 at 11:56 PM)
The 10.3.5 Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther" and is recommended for all users. Key enhancements include:

* improved support for NTFS formatted volumes
* improves reliability for user logins and mounting of home directories in a networked environment
* updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers
* improved Bluetooth compatibility for Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse and Bluetooth phones
* additional FireWire and USB device compatibility
* improved font management
* updated Mail and Image Capture applications
* improved compatibility for third party applications
* previous standalone security updates

For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website: For detailed information on Security Updates, please visit this website:

Security Update 2004-08-09 (Posted 8/9/2004 at 11:55 PM)
Security Update 2004-08-09 delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users. This update includes the following components: libpng (Portable Network Graphics). For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website:

NewsYouCanUse 2.7 (Posted 8/9/2004 at 11:54 PM)
NewsYouCanUse 2.7 is an RSS new reader for your menu bar.

Elections and Government 1.0 (Posted 8/9/2004 at 11:51 PM)
Elections and Government 1.0 is an tool for anyone studying U.S. elections, government, or the democratic process. With up to date information for the 2004 presidential and congressional elections.

Bosco's Screen Share 1.0b2 (Posted 8/6/2004 at 8:50 AM)
Bosco's Screen Share 1.0b2 provides a cross-platform solution for sharing desktops between Mac OS X, Mac OS 9 and Windows computers over a network or the Internet.

Jotz 1.3 (Posted 8/6/2004 at 8:47 AM)
Jotz 1.3 is the latest version of the notepad.

Math Stars 5.0 (Posted 8/6/2004 at 8:46 AM)
Math Stars 5.0 is designed so that students of various ability levels can practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts in a fun and challenging way.

Cyberduck 2.3.2 (Posted 8/6/2004 at 8:44 AM)
Cyberduck 2.3.2 has been built from the ground up with usability in mind, having the same consistent graphical user interface for both SFTP and FTP browsing.

MacSQL 3.0 (Posted 8/6/2004 at 8:42 AM)
MacSQL 3.0 includes increased export and import capabilities, ools that make such tasks as managing users and table creation a snap, an improved user interface and was rewritten from the ground up in Cocoa.

iPhoto 4.0.3 (Posted 8/6/2004 at 8:39 AM)
iPhoto 4.0.3 addresses minor issues with Smart Albums and European books, and provides notification when new versions of iPhoto are available. It is available through Software Update.

Studiometry 2.0.4 (Posted 8/5/2004 at 3:07 PM)
Studiometry 2.0.4 adds time-sheet abilities, allowing users to enter mass amounts of data in short periods of time. Employees can now work away from the computer and enter all of their times in one quick and easy manner, with auto-fill descriptions, and integration with saved work types and rates. You can now also print, view, and export time-sheets based on employee and date criterion.

Quicken 2005 (Posted 8/5/2004 at 2:06 PM)
Quicken 2005 provides easier connectivity to online accounts, enables users to create a visual record of valuables linked to iPhoto images, updates its Tax Planner and more.

Spanner 0.7 (Posted 8/5/2004 at 11:14 AM)
Spanner 0.7 allows users to add any application on their drives to a watch list, and to perform customizable actions when those applications are launched or quit.

Script Timer 2.1 (Posted 8/5/2004 at 11:13 AM)
Script Timer 2.1 allows scheduling of AppleScript, perl, and shell scripts, and any application.

Ticketeer 1.8 (Posted 8/5/2004 at 11:11 AM)
Ticketeer 1.8 is a theatre management database geared toward small and mid-sized performance theatres (1,000 seats or less).

iPhoto 4.0.2 Update Pulled (Posted 8/4/2004 at 9:02 AM)
The iPhoto 4.0.2 update that was released yesterday has been pulled from distribution.

Morse Mania 2.7 (Posted 8/4/2004 at 8:59 AM)
Morse Mania 2.7 provides three modules to help you learn morse code.

Agenda 3.1 (Posted 8/4/2004 at 8:58 AM)
Agenda 3.1 is a virtual device which can greet you, tell you the current date and read off your pending events and to-do items for the day.

MenuMagic 7.0 (Posted 8/4/2004 at 8:52 AM)
MenuMagic 7.0 provides a set of functions to customize menus, in addition to the basic security features and disabling of menu items which SecureFM provides.

SecureFM 7 (Posted 8/4/2004 at 8:51 AM)
SecureFM 7 provides the ability to selectively disable FileMaker menus and menu items, such as New Database, Delete Record, Delete All, Replace, New Record, Close, or Exit/Quit (and their associated keyboard equivalents) while keeping other menu items available to the user.

Puzzle 1.0 (Posted 8/3/2004 at 11:12 AM)
Puzzle is a clone of Apple's original Puzzle found as a desktop accessory on older Macintosh Systems dating from the 80s. Puzzle uses the same interface as the original, but runs on the BASIC language and will run on Mac OS 8, 9 and Mac OS X.

Centre 1.02 (Posted 8/3/2004 at 10:15 AM)
Centre 1.02 is a free student information system for public and non-public schools."Centre is a web-based, open source, student management product with features that include scheduling, grade book, attendance, eligibility, transcripts, and more.

DoThisNow 1.3 (Posted 8/3/2004 at 10:14 AM)
DoThisNow 1.3 allows you to run a wide variety of customizable actions either at the press of a button or on whatever schedule you like.

iBlog 1.3.9 (Posted 8/3/2004 at 10:13 AM)
iBlog 1.3.9 is an elegant desktop weblogging application that makes authoring and publishing your personal weblogs (a.k.a blogs) a breeze.

Keyspan USB Server for Mac OS X 1.1 (Posted 8/3/2004 at 10:11 AM)
Keyspan USB Server for Mac OS X 1.1 is an update for the USB server that shares devices over a network.

iPhoto 4.0.2 (Posted 8/3/2004 at 10:10 AM)
iPhoto 4.0.2 addresses minor issues with Smart Albums and European books, and provides notification when new versions of iPhoto are available. It is available through Software Update.

FileMaker Work Requests (Posted 8/3/2004 at 10:07 AM)
FileMaker Work Requests automates the work order process by consolidating work order information in a single, centralized location for easy and instant access by members of the organization, minimizing phone calls, data entry and paper work.

Disk Jockey (Posted 8/3/2004 at 8:18 AM)
Disk Jockey plus some newly released adapters let users to copy, mirror, span, test, compare or erase data quickly and easily on 2.5" laptop drives on either a Mac or a PC.

EarthDesk 2.6 (Posted 8/2/2004 at 1:08 PM)
EarthDesk 2.6 replaces your static desktop picture with a real-time rendered image of the earth, continuously updating in the background while you work.

Plasticom 1.0 (Posted 8/2/2004 at 1:06 PM)
Plasticom 1.0 allows a plastic surgeon to importdigital images of a patient and manipulate them with warp curves that areplaced on the pictures and reshaped.

Jobs has surgery for cancer (Posted 8/2/2004 at 9:47 AM)
Steve Jobs underwent surgery this weekend to remove a cancerous tumor in his pancreas, but he told employees in an e-mail that the surgery was successful and that he expects to be back on the job next month.

Web Confidential 3.7.5 (Posted 8/2/2004 at 9:42 AM)
Web Confidential uses an intuitive, easy-to-use cardfile metaphor to store user IDs, passwords, registration keys, PIN codes and serial numbers.

Sambucus 2.3.5 (Posted 8/2/2004 at 9:38 AM)
Sambucus 2.3.5 is an time-tracking application aimed at freelancers, small businesses or anyone else who has a need to track his/her time and then report about it.

ShredIt X 5.5 (Posted 8/2/2004 at 9:37 AM)
ShredIt X 5.5 shred a file, a folder and also erase disk free space or erase a hard drive.

Port XTender 1.0 (Posted 8/2/2004 at 9:35 AM)
Port XTender 1.0 is a software serial port bridge between Mac OS X's Classic environment and the internal modem that is standard equipment on all shipping Macs.

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