September 2004 Archived News

BBEdit 8.0.2 Update (Posted 9/30/2004 at 10:26 AM)
BBEdit 8.0.2 Update fixes a bug which would cause an error to be reported when saving files opened with passive FTP via the "Open from FTP/SFTP Server" dialog.

CopyCatX 2 (Posted 9/30/2004 at 8:45 AM)
CopyCatX 2 incorporates enhanced performance for volume copying, new device copy feature, new streamlined user-interface, improved help file and comprehensive manual.

.Mac Storage Increase (Posted 9/29/2004 at 10:51 AM)
Apple now offers .Mac customers a combined storage of 250 MB for their iDisk and Mail with an option of upgrading your .Mac account to 1 GB for US$49.95 per year.

textSOAP 4.0.4 (Posted 9/29/2004 at 10:47 AM)
textSOAP 4.0.4 is a utility that makes it easy to clean out the annoying forwarding marks, invisible characters, and formatting that you often find in email and long documents.

Logic Pro 7 (Posted 9/29/2004 at 10:43 AM)
Logic Pro 7 features new instruments and effects, state-of-the-art loop composition tools as well as optimizations for the PowerPC G5 processor and Mac OS X, forming a highly productive system that will change the way you compose, record, edit and mix music in any studio environment.

FileSalvage 2.0 (Posted 9/29/2004 at 8:52 AM)
FileSalvage 2.0 will recover files you have accidentally deleted, files that have become unreadable due to physical or software based media faults, or files that were on a drive that was accidentally initialized before you backed up.

PodSalvage 2.0 (Posted 9/29/2004 at 8:52 AM)
PodSalvage 2.0 is designed to recover music files that have been deleted intentionally or accidentally from your iPod, MP3 player, hard disk and most other types of storage.

Care Bears: Let's Have a Ball (Posted 9/28/2004 at 10:08 AM)
Care Bears: Let's Have a Ball features ten of the most popular Care Bears in eight mini-games including blowing, soccer and other games of skill.

TotalAccess 2005 for Macintosh (Posted 9/27/2004 at 11:17 AM)
TotalAccess 2005 for Macintosh includes ScanBlocker, which blocks users from visiting known or suspected Web sites involved in "phishing," a scam where consumers are tricked into giving personal information on a Web page that looks like a trusted source, such as a financial institution or a company with which they already have an account.

Entourage Email Archive X 1.9.1 (Posted 9/27/2004 at 10:37 AM)
Entourage Email Archive X 1.9.1 is an utility for archiving emails and attachments you have received or sent using Microsoft Entourage X in Mac OS X.

Stattoo 1.1 (Posted 9/24/2004 at 10:41 AM)
Stattoo 1.1 "tattoos" stats such as incoming mail, appointments and disk space right on your desktop picture: out of the way, but always handy.

The Missing Sync for Palm OS v4.0.1 (Posted 9/24/2004 at 10:37 AM)
The Missing Sync for Palm OS v4.0.1 corrects a problem mounting Sony Cli" memory cards on the Mac desktop; it adds support for several conduits, including FMSync and Vindigo; introduces a new menu bar icon; adds keychain support; improves support for Tapwave Zodiac handhelds and includes a new version of the MemoPad application.

BBEdit 8.0.1 (Posted 9/24/2004 at 10:34 AM)
BBEdit 8.0.1 features a number of additions including two new preferences in Editing: General which allow the user to control the threshold at which proportional and fixed-width fonts are anti-aliased, the window menu now lists the individual documents contained in a multi-document window on a hierarchical sub-menu from the main window's entry and more.

NewsFire 0.23 (Posted 9/24/2004 at 10:30 AM)
NewsFire 0.23 constantly checks for freshly published news from your list of news feeds and notifies you. There's even some eye candy involved - NewsFire's list of news feeds is animated just like iChat, so feeds swoop around as news is discovered.

Stickler 0.9.3 (Posted 9/24/2004 at 10:27 AM)
Stickler 0.9.3 is a RSS feed headline application that shows a transparent scrolling ticker and supports different skins.

GarageSale 1.0 (Posted 9/24/2004 at 10:25 AM)
GarageSale 1.0 is a client application for the eBay online auction system. It allows Mac OS X users to create auctions quickly using an intuitive mac-like interface, integrates with iPhoto and offers WYSIWYG text editing.

MapMemo 1.0 (Posted 9/24/2004 at 10:24 AM)
MapMemo 1.0 lets you drag various files from the Finder directly to geographic maps and thus relate them to places. This process only creates aliases and never changes the files in any way.

Java 1.4.2 Update 2 (Posted 9/23/2004 at 4:44 PM)
Java 1.4.2 Update 2 provides improved behavior for applets in Safari and increased stability for desktop Java applications. Java 1.4.2 Update 2 also includes all the improvements from Java 1.4.2 Update 1. The system will be updated to Java 1.4.2 Update 2. If the system currently has Java 1.4.1, it will be removed. Any previous Java 1.4.2 installation will be completely replaced. For more details on this update, please visit:

Mariner Calc 5.3 (Posted 9/23/2004 at 4:41 PM)
Mariner Calc 5.3 significant enhancements to the feature set have include file extension support in the Save dialog, new open preferences, and Find and Replace dialogs.

Interview with Camino Project Head (Posted 9/23/2004 at 1:56 PM)
An interview with Camino project head Mike Pinkerton.

GraphicConverter 5.2.3 (Posted 9/23/2004 at 12:31 PM)
GraphicConverter 5.2.3 makes the customary dozens of changes, additions and bug fixes frequent users expect to see out of every maintenance release, along with a completely redesigned Rename dialog and the ability to replace now added to Rename as well.

Time and Budgets 1.2 (Posted 9/23/2004 at 12:24 PM)
Time and Budgets 1.2 is a server-based application for tracking time, monitoring project budgets, and creating reports. It integrates with iCal, Palm Desktop, Entourage, and any vEvent and vCalendar aware application for time tracking.

Deep Freeze Mac OS X 1.7 (Posted 9/23/2004 at 12:21 PM)
Deep Freeze Mac OS X 1.7 offers non-restrictive protection allows a standard (non-administrator) user to make any changes they like in their home directory, but restores the entire directory to its exact original configuration after a logout, restart, selected time interval, or on a selected day of the week.

MarsEdit 1.0b3 (Posted 9/22/2004 at 9:52 AM)
MarsEdit 1.0b3 is a weblog editor for Mac OS X that makes weblog writing like writing email with spell-checking, drafts, multiple windows and AppleScript support.

FileWave X 1.7 (Posted 9/22/2004 at 9:50 AM)
FileWave X 1.7 automates Installation and Upgrade of Applications, Installation of Security Updates, Installation and Update of Virus Protection Software and Upgrade of the Operating System.

Yummy FTP 1.0 (Posted 9/22/2004 at 9:48 AM)
Yummy FTP 1.0 is an FTP/SFTP client application with features such as Mirroring, Remote Editing, Filtering, AppleScriptability, etc., as well as several capabilities unique to Yummy FTP, such as the fully interactive Transcript view.

Tickershock 1.0 (Posted 9/22/2004 at 9:46 AM)
Tickershock 1.0 is a departure from typical RSS applications that emulate web browser or email reader environments, instead it features an animated crawl and billboard displays.

A Better Finder Launcher 1.7 (Posted 9/22/2004 at 8:41 AM)
A Better Finder Launcher 1.7 improves display performance and adds a new filtering mode.

Agenda 3.1.2 (Posted 9/21/2004 at 2:10 PM)
Agenda 3.1.2 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.

Microsoft AutoUpdate 1.1.1 (Posted 9/21/2004 at 2:04 PM)
Microsoft AutoUpdate 1.1.1 fixes an error in the AutoUpdate download progress bar, which did not accurately display the progress of the download. While this update is downloading, the progress bar might not accurately display the status. After the update is installed, the download progress bar will accurately display the status of future downloads.

Keyboard Maestro 2.0 (Posted 9/21/2004 at 2:01 PM)
Keyboard Maestro 2.0 is a rewrite of the utility's internal engine with support for multiple macro triggers; support for new actions like Manipulate Window, Press Button and more; Macro Group support and more.

Desktop Transporter 1.1.0 (Posted 9/20/2004 at 2:22 PM)
Desktop Transporter 1.1.0 is an application that allows you to access your Macintosh displays remotely over a network, from a different Macintosh.

SpamSieve 2.2.1 (Posted 9/20/2004 at 1:59 PM)
SpamSieve 2.2.1 count of new good messages in DragThing 5.3 and later, fixed some accuracy regressions from 2.1.4 and made some accuracy improvements and numerous other bug fixes and enhancements.

StuffIt Deluxe 9.0 (Posted 9/20/2004 at 1:50 PM)
StuffIt Deluxe 9.0 features a redesigned user interface for DropStuff, faster compression and decompression of archives, the ability to archive files and folders simply by renaming them with the proper extension, better cross-platform compatibility with Windows and more.

Evidence Eradicator 1.1 (Posted 9/18/2004 at 5:07 PM)
Evidence Eradicator 1.1 provides significant security increases related to additional file erasure. iChat/Proteus/ICQ chat history can now be erased, as well as many other recent files from other applications.

Security Update 2004-09-16 (Posted 9/17/2004 at 11:13 AM)
Security Update 2004-09-16 delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users. This update includes the following component: iChat. For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website:

LipSync 2.5.2 (Posted 9/16/2004 at 10:35 AM)
LipSync 2.5.2 can sync between Lotus Notes, Apple iCal and Apple Address Book.

iNetCourier 1.0 (Posted 9/16/2004 at 10:29 AM)
iNetCourier 1.0 was designed to make file transfer simple and easy. Each time a file is uploaded, iNetCourier sends an email to the designated addresses to notify someone that files have arrived.

A Better Finder Rename 6.5.5 (Posted 9/15/2004 at 9:58 AM)
A Better Finder Rename 6.5.5 focuses on EXIF performance improvements.

Firefox 1.0 (Posted 9/14/2004 at 5:30 PM)
Firefox 1.0 features pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing, a Google search window built into the toolbar, privacy tools, RSS integration, customization options and more.

Mellel 1.8 (Posted 9/14/2004 at 5:24 PM)
Mellel 1.8 is an advanced, multilingual word processor that offers innovative page, paragraph, and character styles, outline, tables, headers and footers, citations and bibliography, tabs, and much more.

Security Update 2004-09-07 (Posted 9/14/2004 at 5:22 PM)
Security Update 2004-09-07 delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users. This update includes the following components: CoreFoundation, IPSec, Kerberos, libpcap, lukemftpd, NetworkConfig, OpenLDAP, OpenSSH, PPPDialer, rsync, Safari and tcpdump. For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website:

25+ Teraflops (Posted 9/14/2004 at 5:13 PM)
The HMT team, headed by senior scientist Dr. John Medeiros, now has access to one of the world"s largest and most powerful computers: a supercluster of 1,566 64-bit, dual-processor Apple Xserve G5 servers. It runs at a peak of 25+ Teraflops.

Studiometry 2.0.6 (Posted 9/14/2004 at 5:10 PM)
Studiometry 2.0.6 adds much more powerful reporting features, allowing users to access debt/credit information in their reports.

MacMagic 1.0 (Posted 9/14/2004 at 5:09 PM)
MacMagic 1.0 is a utility for anyone who uses a Mac for researching, saving, or printing information, accessing the Internet, or working on a network of any size.

Shiira 0.9.3 (Posted 9/13/2004 at 4:48 PM)
Shiira 0.9.3 is a web browser based on Web Kit and written in Cocoa.

iKey 2.0b7 (Posted 9/13/2004 at 4:46 PM)
iKey 2.0b7 gives beginners and advanced users the ability to create a hotkey that performs a series of actions which can control all aspects of your Mac.

Imprint 1.4 (Posted 9/13/2004 at 4:45 PM)
Imprint 1.4 lets you print labels or envelopes from the Mac OS X Address Book.

Miss Lonelynotes (Posted 9/10/2004 at 6:59 PM)
Miss Lonelynotes enhances the simplicity, familiarity, and flexibility of working with three-by-five note cards to build and manage writing projects.

iDo 1.0 (Posted 9/10/2004 at 6:58 PM)
iDo 1.0 is a task manager for Mac OS X.

URL Manager Pro 3.3.1 (Posted 9/9/2004 at 11:43 AM)
URL Manager Pro 3.3.1 adds a search bar, support for Firefox 0.9 and Camino 0.8 and more.

Mail Factory 1.3 (Posted 9/8/2004 at 1:19 PM)
Mail Factory 1.3 features iPhoto integration, more label paper layouts and improved work with the Address Book, Entourage, Eudora and Now Contact.

EarthDesk 2.7 (Posted 9/7/2004 at 7:48 PM)
EarthDesk 2.7 replaces your static desktop picture with a real-time rendered image of the earth, continuously updating in the background while you work.

IP opens door to digital home (Posted 9/7/2004 at 7:46 PM)
According to, the dream of the digital home is now becoming a reality due to IP.

Aquatint 1.1 (Posted 9/7/2004 at 7:42 PM)
Aquatint 1.1 assists you in creating images that go with Apple's Aqua user interface appearance.

Totem 1.0 (Posted 9/7/2004 at 7:40 PM)
Totem 1.0 transforms a personal computer and an inexpensive web-cam or video camera into an efficient system for conducting interviews and creating multimedia biographies.

Publicon 1.0 (Posted 9/7/2004 at 7:38 PM)
Publicon 1.0 provides an easy-to-use graphical interface for creating publication-quality technical documents that integrate text, searchable typeset equations, graphics, hyperlinks, endnotes, and references.

Security Update 2004-09-07 (Posted 9/7/2004 at 7:36 PM)
Security Update 2004-09-07 delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users. This update includes the following components: CoreFoundation, IPSec, Kerberos, libpcap, lukemftpd, NetworkConfig, OpenLDAP, OpenSSH, PPPDialer, rsync, Safari, and tcpdump. For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website:

iApp Server 1.0 Beta (Posted 9/7/2004 at 7:27 PM)
iApp Server 1.0 Beta is a brand new application server middleware tool and installs as an Apache 1.3 module on Mac OS X.

Pod2Go 1.0 (Posted 9/3/2004 at 12:04 PM)
Pod2Go 1.0 lets you can read the news from thousands of web sites, get the forecast for cities around the world, view movie showtimes for your local theaters, find your way around town with driving directions, or even sing along to the lyrics of your favorite song, all from your iPod.

BBEdit 8.0 (Posted 9/3/2004 at 11:49 AM)
BBEdit 8.0 has over one hundred new features and nearly a hundred individual refinements and user interface improvements.

PulpFiction 1.0.2 (Posted 9/3/2004 at 11:20 AM)
PulpFiction 1.0.2 has a familiar Mail-like interface, PulpFiction will fetch, organize, and display news and articles from thousands of weblogs and websites.

DragThing 5.3 (Posted 9/3/2004 at 11:18 AM)
DragThing 5.3 adds the number one user requested feature - displaying the number of unread messages on the dock icon for Apple's Mail application. It also adds the same functionality for Entourage, Eudora, Mailsmith, NetNewsWire, and PowerMail.

Mac PVR 1.0 (Posted 9/3/2004 at 11:17 AM)
Mac PVR 1.0 uses hardware that you may already have (a VCR and a camcorder or DV bridge) to record your favorite shows as QuickTime Movies. Edit out the commercials, and burn your shows to DVD"s. No DRM restrictions.

Freefall 1.0 (Posted 9/3/2004 at 10:58 AM)
Freefall 1.0 simulates the flight path of more than 650 actual satellites - Global Positioning Systems, GOES, NOAA and other unclassified orbiters used by amateur radio stations, weather services, search and rescue teams and more.

VolumeWorks 1.2 (Posted 9/3/2004 at 10:22 AM)
VolumeWorks 1.2 incorporates a new streamlined user-interface, improved help file, volume repair and a brand new User Guide.

Jiggler 1.1 (Posted 9/2/2004 at 4:57 PM)
Jiggler 1.1 is a little freeware app with one purpose: to keep your Mac awake.

Airport Card Update 2004-08-31 (Posted 9/2/2004 at 8:01 AM)
AirPort Card Update 2004-08-31 improves reliability in mixed 802.11b and 802.11g environments and is recommended for all customers with AirPort-capable computers running AirPort 3.4 and later, including AirPort 4.0. After this update, the AirPort Driver and AirPort Extreme Driver will each be upgraded to version 3.4.3. It is available via Software Update.

iTunes Affiliate Program (Posted 9/1/2004 at 10:28 PM)
iTunes Affiliate Program allows you to earn commission by linking to the iTunes Music Store.

New G5 iMac (Posted 9/1/2004 at 6:58 AM)
Apple released the new G5 iMac. The entire computer, including a G5-based logic board, slot-loading optical drive, hard disk, speakers, and even the power supply - dwells inside the display.

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