October 2004 Archived News

Process 1.1 (Posted 10/29/2004 at 5:54 PM)
Process 1.1 makes it simpler to organize your ideas and projects and has a favorable effect on the outcome of all your planning.

Security Update 2004-10-27 (Posted 10/27/2004 at 2:28 PM)
Security Update 2004-10-27 delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users. This update includes the following component: Apple Remote Desktop. For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website:

iPod Socks (Posted 10/27/2004 at 9:07 AM)
iPod Socks are a set of colored "socks" for carrying iPods that will be offered by Apple.

RailModeller 2.2 (Posted 10/27/2004 at 9:05 AM)
RailModeller 2.2 solution to create layouts for model railroads and slot car systems in an intuitive and flexible way on your Mac.

iClock 2.0 (Posted 10/27/2004 at 9:04 AM)
iClock 2.0 is a customizable replacement menu bar clock and can also display information right from your address book, such as birthdays.

iPod Photo (Posted 10/26/2004 at 1:05 PM)
iPod Photo comes in a 40GB and 60GB version and lets you since not just music but also photos to an iPod. The color screen lets you view them on the iPod, a TV or a projector. It synchronizes with iPhoto on the Mac and Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 or Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 on Windows.

Virginia Tech hits 12.25 Teraflops with XServe G5's (Posted 10/26/2004 at 9:21 AM)
Virginia Tech announced that its System X now operates at 12.25 teraflops, or 12 trillion calculations per second, up from 10.28 teraflops in its original incarnation, which used 1,100 Power Mac G5 towers and has now been upgrade to XServe G5's.

Vonage SoftPhone for Mac OS X (Posted 10/26/2004 at 9:15 AM)
Vonage SoftPhone for Mac OS X has a simple interface and includes the ability to store numbers and protocols and make conference calls.

DayLite 1.7 (Posted 10/26/2004 at 9:12 AM)
DayLite 1.7 includes a Quick Status window that shows past and pending tasks, opportunities and projects when you log into a database; the ability to handle one Web lead at a time; a dedicated Now Up to Date & Contact importer; a reorganized toolbar; two new report templates; and more, including performance enhancements.

iClip 3.3.1 (Posted 10/26/2004 at 8:54 AM)
iClip 3.3.1 includes improved display of Japanese text clippings that come from applications that don't use Unicode for text.

MacA&D OSX (Posted 10/26/2004 at 8:53 AM)
MacA&D OSX supports requirements management, software modeling, code generation, reengineering and flexible report generation.

QuickBooks Pro 2005 for Mac (Posted 10/25/2004 at 12:37 PM)
QuickBooks Pro 2005 for Mac will include integrated iCal support, the ability to back up data files to .Mac, easier file sharing with the Windows version of QuickBooks and the ability to add PDF backgrounds to forms.

Delicious Library (Posted 10/25/2004 at 10:21 AM)
Delicious Library is used to create a card-catalog of books, movies, music and video games. The software includes barcode scanning support through Apple's iSight Webcam, high-res 3D renderings of your media's covers, Address Book and iCal-coordinated checkout, automatic syncing with iPods, two-click purchases through, and native XML file format.

SH/Renepo-A (Posted 10/25/2004 at 10:17 AM)
There's a new form of malware that specifically targets Mac OS X. Already dubbed "Opener," it's been confirmed by corporate anti-virus software maker Sophos Plc., which has posted details on its Web site, and has called the malware "SH/Renepo-A." Sophos describes the code as a shell script worm that specifically targets Mac OS X computers.

Digital Dentistry in Colorado (Posted 10/25/2004 at 10:04 AM)
Digital Dentistry in Colorado discusses the dental school a CU Denver and how the PowerBook became a mandatory purchase at the dental school.

Mariner Calc 5.3.1 (Posted 10/22/2004 at 8:57 AM)
Mariner Calc 5.3.1 has fixed the online help display, a redraw bug when editing in cells and corrected Application Tab error.

Mariner Write 3.6.4 (Posted 10/22/2004 at 8:56 AM)
Mariner Write 3.6.4 adds new graphics and icons, architecture enhancement to RTF translation and fixed a crash with certain Input Methods when deleting, redraw issues with TSM unconfirmed text, scroll bar update when opening RTF and TEXT files and save file command on server volumes.

iCuistot 1.1 (Posted 10/21/2004 at 9:52 PM)
iCuistot 1.1 has a lot of new features including ingredients scaling and full recipe content searching.

Darwinia (Posted 10/21/2004 at 2:35 PM)
Darwinia features a novel and intuitive control mechanism, a graphical style ripped from 80's retro classics, and a story concerning a tribe of video game sprites trapped in a modern 3D game world.

MouseAnywhere ScriptPak (Posted 10/21/2004 at 2:35 PM)
MouseAnywhere ScriptPak allows the user to position the mouse using commands like "Go," "Nudge," and "Move Mouse."

MYOB AccountEdge 2005 (Posted 10/21/2004 at 2:30 PM)
MYOB AccountEdge 2005 is now available with many new features to enhance productivity.

Tiger Early Start Kit for Developers (Posted 10/20/2004 at 3:08 PM)
The Tiger Early Start Kit for Developers provides everything you need to deliver revolutionary Tiger products to your customers and is included in a special offer with an ADC Select Membership.

Sun Java Studio Creator for Mac OS X (Posted 10/20/2004 at 3:07 PM)
Java Studio Creator is now available for Mac OS X and lets Java developers create business applications from components using a drag-and-drop visual interface. It includes Sun Java System Application Server 8, Platform Edition, the Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.4.2 Software Development Kit (SDK) and more.

TamTam 1.0 (Posted 10/20/2004 at 12:08 PM)
TamTam 1.0 allows you to easily manage your TomTom GO system - download maps, new voice tones and backup the entire system.

FileMaker Server 7 Receives Windows Certification (Posted 10/20/2004 at 9:25 AM)
FileMaker Server 7 and FileMaker Server 7 Advanced have received Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Certification.

A Better Finder Attributes (Posted 10/20/2004 at 9:24 AM)
A Better Finder Attributes 3.6 introduces a file details drawer designed to make it easier to interactively judge file changes.

New PowerMac G5 (Posted 10/19/2004 at 10:19 AM)
Apple has released a new PowerMac G5 configuration with a single 1.8 GHz processor.

The Sims 2 (Posted 10/19/2004 at 10:16 AM)
The Sims 2 is rumored to be coming to the Mac by Aspyr but this has yet to be confirmed.

SwitchXS 1.6 (Posted 10/19/2004 at 10:13 AM)
SwitchXS 1.6 provides virtually complete access to Mac OS X and all standard Mac applications for people who can only use one or more switches. It offers full mouse and keyboard emulation by means of a so-called scanning mode.

Retrospect 6.0.204 Installer (Posted 10/19/2004 at 10:10 AM)
Retrospect 6.0.204 Installer is now available and includes a number of bug fixes.

New iBook G4 (Posted 10/19/2004 at 10:06 AM)
Apple released a new iBook that now includes Airport Extreme built in and the 12 inch version weighs in at just 4.9 pounds. The pricing was also lowered to $999 for the entry level model.

iListen 1.6.5 (Posted 10/18/2004 at 3:08 PM)
iListen 1.6.5 includes numerous enhancements and bug fixes and is a free update to anyone using version 1.5 and later.

PopChar X 2.2 (Posted 10/18/2004 at 1:11 PM)
PopChar X 2.2 adds automatic font detection for most applications with a regular font menu (such as AppleWorks, FileMaker, QuarkXpress and many others).

Apple Music Event (Posted 10/18/2004 at 1:10 PM) reports that select members of the press on Monday received an invitation for an Apple invitation-only event scheduled to take place at 10AM PST on October 26, 2004.

Stickler 1.0 (Posted 10/18/2004 at 1:06 PM)
Stickler 1.0 is an RSS feed headline transparent scrolling ticker application.

Mac OS X Tiger Available March 31, 2005? (Posted 10/15/2004 at 3:12 PM)
Mac OS X Tiger will ship on March 31, 2005 according to this MacCentral article which notes a page on

Kids GoGoGo 8.7 (Posted 10/15/2004 at 2:29 PM)
Kids GoGoGo 8.7 is the latest version of the web filtering software for Mac OS and Mac OS X.

EyeTV 1.6.3 (Posted 10/15/2004 at 2:28 PM)
EyeTV 1.6.3 contains many significant new features for the EyeTV USB, all of which require a Macintosh with a G4 processor.

Search Monkey Pro 1.0 (Posted 10/15/2004 at 1:46 PM)
Search Monkey Pro 1.0 is a configurable and very small application which waits in the background until you need to search for something.

ClipClavin 1.0 (Posted 10/14/2004 at 11:08 AM)
ClipClavin 1.0 is a little utility that sits up in the menubar and will allow you to quickly copy & send Safari text, Safari URL's and even your clipboard to you or any other eMail address.

MSN Messenger 4.0.1 for Mac (Posted 10/14/2004 at 8:01 AM)
MSN Messenger 4.0.1 for Mac is available and includes updates to ensure it is using the most robust connection method.

Apple 4th Quarter Results (Posted 10/14/2004 at 7:57 AM)
Apple Computer Inc. on Wednesday reported a $106 million profit or $.26 per diluted share for the company's fiscal fourth quarter. Revenue for the quarter was $2.35 billion, up 37 percent from the year-ago quarter led by the shipment of over 2 million iPods.

A Better Finder Rename 6.6 (Posted 10/13/2004 at 8:40 AM)
A Better Finder Rename 6.6 adds support for renaming mp3 music files using their embedded mp3 tag information.

OpenBase SQL 8.0.4 (Posted 10/12/2004 at 8:56 PM)
OpenBase SQL 8.0.4 makes it easier and more cost-effective than ever to design, build, deploy and manage innovative and fault-tolerant database applications.

Apple Remote Desktop 2.1 Admin (Posted 10/12/2004 at 1:13 PM)
Apple Remote Desktop 2.1 Admin has been released with a number of improvements.

Office 2004 Service Pack 1 (Posted 10/12/2004 at 1:12 PM)
Office 2004 Service Pack 1 addresses potential security issues and bugs that [user] feedback played an important role in identifying. It should be available shortly through the autoupdate mechanism in Office 2004. (Posted 10/11/2004 at 12:03 PM)
MacSurfShop is back online and ready to provide you with the best in Pro-Mac t-shirts.

aMac 2.0 (Posted 10/11/2004 at 12:01 PM)
aMac 2.0 adds the Voice Command System, which enables dentists to position their patient and tell the system aloud which pictures are being taken for instant categorization. Other new features include a size two sensor, streaming video using the Oracam intraoral camera on the main screen, a notes section in each view, improved performance and more.

IntelliMerge 4.0 (Posted 10/11/2004 at 12:00 PM)
IntelliMerge 4.0 adds integration with Mac OS X's Address Book, allowing users to import all of its data or selectively drag-and-drop specific people or lists; post-mailing reports; support for embedded images in HTML messages; a keyword checker for avoiding words commonly flagged by spam filters; and more.

Steel 1.0.4 (Posted 10/11/2004 at 11:58 AM)
Steel 1.0.4 allows you to store and search personal information with a simplified, familiar iApp interface.

Parsnips 1.0 (Posted 10/11/2004 at 11:56 AM)
Parsnips 1.0 creates an "item" for the information, and saves it away for later retrieval. You can also give the item a title, an associated URL, or assign keywords to it.

iPodder 1.0 (Posted 10/11/2004 at 11:55 AM)
iPodder 1.0 is a media aggregator which automatically downloads podcasts to your computer or portable device based on a RSS feed, leaving you 'one-click-away' from latest media feeds.

Re-mastered Star Wars Trilogy (Posted 10/11/2004 at 11:54 AM)
An Apple article on the remastering of the Star Wars trilogy for the DVD release.

Mellel 1.8.1 (Posted 10/8/2004 at 10:24 AM)
Mellel 1.8.1 offers significant typing, opening and text drawing improvements and several enhancements to the outline option and OpenType support introduced with Mellel 1.8.

iMap 3 (Posted 10/6/2004 at 3:08 PM)
iMap 3 is a data visualisation tool designed to map large amounts of latitude/longitude data (or US ZIPcodes). iMap imports data from databases or spreadsheets and maps it onto image or vector maps.

iChat2Cell (Posted 10/6/2004 at 2:23 PM)
iChat2Cell is a utility that will simplify sending SMS messages through iChat.

DeskLapz (Posted 10/6/2004 at 2:22 PM)
DeskLapz 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.

FileMaker Pro 7v3 Updater (Posted 10/5/2004 at 9:55 AM)
FileMaker Pro 7v3 Updater includes changes to text editing, layout editing, scripting, calculations, import/export and more.

Earthlink Free Online Calling (Posted 10/5/2004 at 9:50 AM)
Earthlink is now offering free online calling to its broadband customers and they support the Mac.

iClip 3.3 (Posted 10/5/2004 at 9:45 AM)
iClip 3.3 can set multiple "Hot Keys" to quickly control various iClip functions, such as switching to different clipping sets, managing clipping sets, and much more.

Captain FTP 3.5 (Posted 10/5/2004 at 9:30 AM)
Captain FTP 3.5 has been given a major overhaul so that all transfers are controlled by the Transfer Manager. New features now include a controlled queue for uploads, and support for accelerated uploads through segmented transfer.

Security Update 2004-09-30 (Posted 10/4/2004 at 3:34 PM)
Security Update 2004-09-30 delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users. This update includes the following components: AFP Server, CUPS, NetInfoManager, postfix and QuickTime. For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website:

MenuCalendarClock 1.1.0 (Posted 10/4/2004 at 11:12 AM)
MenuCalendarClock 1.1.0 is an iCal compatible menu calendar and a configurable menu clock.

iRooster 2.0 (Posted 10/4/2004 at 11:10 AM)
iRooster 2.0 allows you to quickly and easily create alarms to wake you up in the morning. Create a special playlist in iTunes for waking up, or use any of the pre-existing iTunes playlists: iRooster will play back your Library, smart playlists, and normal playlists too.

StatusMonitors 1.4 (Posted 10/4/2004 at 11:09 AM)
StatusMonitors 1.4 displays plug-in based status monitors in your desktop or in a window.

Indigo 1.5.4 (Posted 10/4/2004 at 11:07 AM)
Indigo 1.5.4 is an intelligent home control server that integrates an assortment of popular X10 hardware devices to provide unprecedented control of your home. Indigo is the only Mac home automation software to support the PowerLinc USB interface.

TaskTime 2.5 (Posted 10/4/2004 at 11:06 AM)
TaskTime 2.5 allows you to track the time spent on jobs and generate invoices.

VideoWeb 2.1 (Posted 10/4/2004 at 11:05 AM)
VideoWeb 2.1 is the a solution for anyone who wants to quickly set up a webcam.

Home Weather Center 1.0 (Posted 10/2/2004 at 10:33 AM)
Home Weather Center 1.0 is a weather graphing, monitoring and analysis application for Mac OS X. HWC is designed as a virtual weather station using Internet based weather sources rather than the more traditional and costly hardware based sensors.

TAO 1.0 (Posted 10/2/2004 at 10:33 AM)
TAO 1.0 is an outliner/organizer built for MacOS X that lets you efficiently manage and organize plenty of chunks of information and supports basic outliner facilities, such as creating, moving, sorting, grouping and combining items.

iCuistot 1.0.1 (Posted 10/1/2004 at 5:53 PM)
iCuistot 1.0.1 is a complete recipe and nutrition management software for Mac OS X.

DesktopEarth 3D 3.0 (Posted 10/1/2004 at 8:11 AM)
DesktopEarth 3D 3.0 is a tool to visualize our planet. It uses a combination of satellite imagery and calculated data to provide real time views of the entire globe. With real time cloud maps, simulated horizons, and live pictures of the moon and sun, superimposed on your choice of earth map. Once images are created they can be automatically set as your desktop picture.

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