November 2004 Archived News

Graphic Converter X 5.4 (Posted 11/30/2004 at 9:16 AM)
Graphic Converter X 5.4 has a number of new and updated features as well as bug fixes.

Platypus 2.8 (Posted 11/30/2004 at 9:10 AM)
Platypus 2.8 is a powerful developer tool for creating application wrappers around scripts, i.e. for creating MacOS X applications that execute a bundled script. Scripts can thus be run seamlessly from the graphical window environment, making elegant Mac OS X-native applications from scripts. It supports shell scripts, Perl, Python, PHP, Ruby, Expect, Tcl and AppleScript.

iBlog 1.4.1 (Posted 11/29/2004 at 12:59 PM)
iBlog 1.4.1 is a desktop weblogging application that makes authoring and publishing your personal weblogs (a.k.a blogs) a breeze.

Kids GoGoGo 8.8 (Posted 11/29/2004 at 12:57 PM)
Kids GoGoGo 8.8 blocks the unwanted sites, records visited sites, records the screen log as movie, detect spywares, restricts by time and includes multi-user support.

Mactracker 3.0 (Posted 11/29/2004 at 12:54 PM)
Mactracker 3.0 provides detailed information on every Apple, Motorola, PowerComputing, and UMAX Mac OS computer ever made, including items such as processor speed, memory, optical drives, graphic cards, supported Mac OS versions, and expansion options.

MacTopos (Posted 11/29/2004 at 12:43 PM)
MacTopos works with MacGPS Pro software to automatically show your current position and velocity on the correct map in real time using most GPS receivers. If you have a Garmin or Magellan GPS receiver, you can also electronically transfer your Waypoints, Routes, and Tracklogs with a few clicks on these MacTopos maps.

Konfabulator 1.8 (Posted 11/28/2004 at 8:53 AM)
Konfabulator 1.8 is available and now includes both Mac OS X and Windows versions.

WitiBusiness 1.0 (Posted 11/27/2004 at 12:55 PM)
WitiBusiness 1.0 is a CRM oriented application that allows you to manage your prospects and customers.

RapidWeaver 3.0.1 (Posted 11/26/2004 at 7:54 PM)
RapidWeaver 3.0.1 is a next-generation web design application to help you easily create professional looking web sites in minutes. No knowledge of HTML, CSS or even javascript is required, RapidWeaver will take care of all that for you.

Mini vMac 2.5 (Posted 11/26/2004 at 7:51 PM)
Mini vMac 2.5 now emulates the extended Parameter RAM of the Mac Plus, thanks to code contributed by Philip Cummins. Previously only the 20 byte PRAM of the original Macintosh 128 was emulated. The larger 256 byte PRAM stores additional information such as the time zone, latitude, longitude, and the alert sound. So now the Map and Sound control panels will work.

Mark/Space Mail 2.0.3 (Posted 11/25/2004 at 9:06 AM)
Mark/Space Mail 2.0.3 includes several improvements that improve usability and reliability. Unsent emails in the Outbox are now considered unread, so that they are visible when viewing unread emails only. An issue that caused the Treo 600 to crash during lookup has been fixed, and Mail now registers as a helper app so that Agendus Pro can use it.

Missing Sync for Palm OS 4.0.2 (Posted 11/25/2004 at 9:05 AM)
Missing Sync for Palm OS 4.0.2 adds support for palmOne's Treo 650 and Tungsten T5, speeds up synchronization operations and better supports many conduits, including Now Up-to-Date, Photos/Media Conduit, NotePad and airline schedule conduits. Version 4.0.2 also improves iTunes integration and better detects conduit conflicts.

Watson Now Free (Posted 11/24/2004 at 11:44 AM)
Watson is now available for free with a special registration code. See the web log for more details.

Yummy FTP 1.0.4 (Posted 11/24/2004 at 11:39 AM)
Yummy FTP 1.0.4 is an FTP/SFTP client application with a feature set, level of convenience and an attention to detail that we think can be rivaled only by combining several of the currently available alternatives.

iPresent It 1.0 (Posted 11/24/2004 at 11:38 AM)
iPresent It 1.0 can convert your PowerPoint, PDF and Keynote presentations into slideshows that are synced with your iPod photo.

Boswell 4.0 (Posted 11/24/2004 at 11:37 AM)
Boswell 4.0 will organize, archive, categorize, automatically cross reference, manipulate, and retrieve all your text.

Apple Student Web Site (Posted 11/24/2004 at 8:07 AM)
Acccording to Macminute, Apple has launched a new version of its student Web site to promote its products to college students.

Virex 7.5.1 (Posted 11/24/2004 at 8:05 AM)
Virex 7.5.1 incorporates a number of new features, such as a console application, the "active scanner," which provides continuous protection over a network and through the Internet, background scanning, the ability to scan mounted volumes, on-demand scanning, a schedule editor and more.

iKey 2.0 (Posted 11/24/2004 at 8:03 AM)
iKey 2.0 features a rewrite of its code base, complete with new contexts in which tasks can occur, interface and performance improvements, new ways to handle shortcuts, new specific settings for menus and more.

Ovolab Phlink 1.6 (Posted 11/24/2004 at 8:01 AM)
Ovolab Phlink 1.6 combined with the Ovolab Telephone Adapter, can answer telephone calls and identify the caller using Caller ID and Apple's Address Book. After answering a call, Ovolab Phlink records a message and stores it on your Mac for later retrieval.

Apple Bluetooth Module Firmware Update 1.2 (Posted 11/24/2004 at 7:59 AM)
The Apple Bluetooth Module Firmware Update 1.2 improves Bluetooth performance and reliability. When this Update package is downloaded, it will install the software updater (listed below) for the Apple Bluetooth Module in the Applications/Utilities folder. Double click the installer and follow the on screen directions. It is available through Software Update.

iCal 1.5.4 (Posted 11/24/2004 at 7:58 AM)
iCal 1.5.4 includes security enhancements to help protect your computer when importing events with alarms that open files or applications. It is available through Software Update.

Microsoft AutoUpdate 1.1.2 (Posted 11/20/2004 at 4:21 PM)
According to their release page, the Microsoft AutoUpdate 1.1.2 for Office 2004 for Mac is part of Microsoft's continued effort to provide the latest product updates to customers.

EyeTV 610 (Posted 11/20/2004 at 1:08 AM)
EyeTV 610 a feature-rich digital TV recorder for digital cable television (DVB-C) with CI (Common Interface), lets you receive interference-free digital cable television and PayTV on your Mac.

iPod Updater 2004-11-15 (Posted 11/19/2004 at 5:40 PM)
iPod Updater 2004-11-15 iPod Updater 2004-11-15 includes iPod mini Software 1.2 for iPod mini and iPod software 3.0.2. for iPods with a Click Wheel. iPod Updater 2004-11-15 contains the same software versions as iPod Updater 2004-10-20 for all other iPod models.

New features of iPod mini Software 1.2: Compatibility with iTunes 4.7 and iTunes Music Store, Shuffle and play song library 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 Click Wheel clicker through headphones and Sync and go with improved disconnect performance

New features of iPod Software 3.0.2 provides: Compatibility with iTunes 4.7 and iTunes Music Store, Improved USB 2.0 connectivity. For more information about iPod, go to

Timbuktu Pro 7.0.4 (Posted 11/18/2004 at 10:57 AM)
Timbuktu Pro 7.0.4 will no longer crash after it rejects a connection due to invalid data sent by a non-Timbuktu client.

Delicious Library 1.0.5 (Posted 11/18/2004 at 10:35 AM)
Delicious Library 1.0.5 digital shelves act as a visual card-catalog of your books, movies, music and video games. A scan of a barcode is all Delicious Library needs to add an item to your digital shelves, downloading tons of info from the internet like the author, release date, current value, description, and even a high-resolution picture of the cover.

Creative Pro Starter Kit (Posted 11/18/2004 at 10:33 AM)
Creative Pro Starter Kit helps creative professionals and managers handle jobs and billing, images and collateral, clients and vendors.

HistoryHound 1.7 (Posted 11/18/2004 at 9:07 AM)
HistoryHound 1.7 lets you do a fast text search on the entire content of all web pages you've visited recently, plus all the pages you've bookmarked. It's a "personal web search."

textSOAP 4.0.5 (Posted 11/18/2004 at 9:06 AM)
textSOAP 4.0.5 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.

DAVE 5.1 (Posted 11/17/2004 at 9:47 AM)
DAVE 5.1 is the latest version of the cross-platform file and print sharing and is a free update for users of DAVE 5.0 and higher.

Denes 1.0.0b07 (Posted 11/17/2004 at 9:44 AM)
Denes 1.0.0b07 is an EIMS filter for taking actions on email based on DNS lookups using custom rules and criteria. Denes allows email to be accepted or denied based on DNS lookups, making full support for DNS based black lists and white lists available in a single filter.

SubEthaEdit 2.1 (Posted 11/17/2004 at 9:42 AM)
SubEthaEdit 2.1 adds a UNIX command line utility to enable complex and interactive pipe workflows with your terminal. Overhauled printing, including all bells and whistles, even with collaborative metadata. Exporting to HTML, again with metadata. Completely user customizable syntax highlighting through styles. Support for editing files as administrator. Improved AppleScript support to allow control of sharing features.

TarMac 1.0 (Posted 11/17/2004 at 9:41 AM)
TarMac 1.0 is a graphical front-end to the command-line gnutar utility on Mac OS X. TarMac allows you to open and browse the contents of a tar document and drag-and-drop files in or out of the tar document like you would with any standard Finder window.

A Better Finder Launcher 1.8 (Posted 11/17/2004 at 9:03 AM)
A Better Finder Launcher 1.8 changes the default hot key for the application to the F1 function key and introduces the new A Better Finder System Preferences Pane.

AirPort Software 4.1 (Posted 11/16/2004 at 10:10 AM)
This software update provides improved AirPort wireless networking software, and is recommended for all users with an AirPort Extreme and AirPort enabled computer or an AirPort Extreme or an AirPort Express base station. It is available via Software Update.

Panther Cache Cleaner 2.4.5 (Posted 11/15/2004 at 1:44 PM)
Panther Cache Cleaner 2.4.5 updates its permissions repair routines to fix Adobe Photoshop Elements 3 so it can run in a non administrator user account, adds Firefox to its internet browser cache cleaning list and more.

Adobe Acrobat 7.0 (Posted 11/15/2004 at 11:11 AM)
Adobe by the end of the year will release version 7.0 of its Acrobat products, including a new free Acrobat Reader that now includes reviewing capabilities.

iSweep 1.1 (Posted 11/15/2004 at 11:09 AM)
iSweep 1.1 is an application that will analyze your iTunes database and find all duplicate music files that you have running on your system.

NanoBlogger 3.0 (Posted 11/15/2004 at 11:08 AM)
NanoBlogger 3.0 is a small weblog engine written in Bash for the command line. It uses common UNIX tools such as cat, grep and sed. It's free to use and modify under the GNU General Public License.

PMX 2.26 (Posted 11/15/2004 at 11:07 AM)
PMX 2.26 lets you model your project, track resource allocation and costs, and helps you identify dependencies and risk factors that are critical to successful project management.

Growl 0.5 (Posted 11/15/2004 at 8:33 AM)
Growl 0.5 is a global notification system for Mac OS X. Any application can send a notification to Growl, which will display an attractive message on your screen.

FileMaker Donations 2.0 (Posted 11/15/2004 at 8:32 AM)
FileMaker Donations 2.0 features several new capabilities since its groundbreaking introduction in 2003, including a complete re-design of the application to take advantage of FileMaker Pro 7.

PowerMail 5.1 (Posted 11/14/2004 at 10:20 PM)
PowerMail 5.1 contains all of the improvements found in version 5.0.2 with the addition of WebKit integration for displaying HTML messages.

Panic Retires Audion (Posted 11/12/2004 at 4:49 PM)
Panic has announced the retirement of its venerable Mac MP3 software Audion.

StickyBrain 3.0 (Posted 11/11/2004 at 11:03 AM)
StickyBrain 3.0 the third generation of the note manager and makes it easier than ever to find and access your notes from any application.

EvoBarcode 1.0 (Posted 11/11/2004 at 11:01 AM)
EvoBarcode 1.0 recognizes barcodes from your iSight and instantly sends them to any application. It can also send scanned barcodes to the Clipboard, or to an AppleScript, allowing you to integrate EvoBarcode with existing software solutions.

VPN-1 SecureClient for Mac OS 10.3 (Posted 11/11/2004 at 11:00 AM)
VPN-1 SecureClient for Mac OS 10.3 is a Mac OS X version of the VPN client for Check Point.

Firefox 1.0 (Posted 11/10/2004 at 12:37 PM)
Firefox 1.0 is the first complete version of the alternative web browser based on Mozilla.

4-Sight Fax 6.0 (Posted 11/10/2004 at 12:33 PM)
4-Sight Fax 6.0 includes up to 5 times speed improvement in many operations, automatic fax notifications and support for Apple's Address Book application.

Eudora 6.2 (Posted 11/10/2004 at 12:30 PM)
Eudora 6.2 now also offers ScamWatch, a new feature that combats 'phishing' schemes that use deceptive URLs in email to gather personal information.

iSkin Shades (Posted 11/9/2004 at 2:27 PM)
iSkin Shades are ultra-clear, colored screen protectors for use with the company's iPod and iRiver protectors.

PodLock (Posted 11/9/2004 at 9:11 AM)
PodLock allow users to hide important files by creating an "invisible" partition on their iPod.

Measure 1.0 (Posted 11/8/2004 at 5:13 PM)
Measure 1.0 is a unit-savvy calculator combined with a 3000-item database of real-world numbers. You can use it to convert meters to feet-and-inches, multiply kilowatt-hours by years, compare population densities and boiling points, and find the square root of an acre.

iListen ScriptPak for MYOB AccountEdge (Posted 11/8/2004 at 12:46 PM)
iListen ScriptPak for MYOB AccountEdge adds over 200 voice commands that control virtually every aspect of MYOB's popular accounting program.

Advanced Web Ranking 3.4 (Posted 11/8/2004 at 10:16 AM)
Advanced Web Ranking 3.4 helps check your web site position on all major search engines.

Trash X 1.7.6 (Posted 11/8/2004 at 9:34 AM)
Trash X 1.7.6 is a fully functional trashcan for Mac OS X.

Apple kicks off Dashboard Widget Contest (Posted 11/8/2004 at 9:25 AM)
Apple is having a Dashboard Widget Contest for which the winner gets public recognition and a 40GB iPod.

eSanta (Posted 11/6/2004 at 9:10 AM)
eSanta will make it easy for your children to send a safe and quick eMail to Santa"they will even get a response while they wait.

Mac OS X 10.3.6 Server Update (Posted 11/5/2004 at 3:43 PM)
The 10.3.6 Server Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for Mac OS X Server v10.3 and is recommended for all systems. Key enhancements include: improved performance and reliability of AFP, CIFS and NFS file services; more reliable network automounts and application launching from /Network/Applications/; improved interoperability with Active Directory and compatibility with the latest Windows clients; more reliable SMTP authentication when using CRAM-MD5; added Fibre Channel Utility application and improved Fibre Channel reliability and performance; additional support for third party Fibre Channel storage devices; previous standalone security updates.

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

DVD Studio Pro 3.0.2 Update (Posted 11/5/2004 at 3:41 PM)
DVD Studio Pro 3.0.2 Update includes compatibility for double-layer media on supported systems and mproved general stability.

Pixar Cars Teaser (Posted 11/5/2004 at 3:34 PM)
The Pixar Cars teaser is the next major motion picture collaboration between Pixar and Disney and was posted to Apple's web site.

REALbasic 5.5.4 (Posted 11/5/2004 at 3:30 PM)
REALbasic 5.5.4 is a maintenance release, free to existing REALbasic 5.5 customers.

Slated 1.0 (Posted 11/5/2004 at 3:28 PM)
Slated 1.0 automatically imports all your Evites into iCal. All you do is enter the email address where you get your Evites and your password.

Mac OS X 10.3.6 Update (Posted 11/5/2004 at 3:24 PM)
The 10.3.6 Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther" and is recommended for all users. Key enhancements include: improved file sharing for Mac (AFP), UNIX (NFS) and PC (SMB/CIFS) networks; more reliable network automounts and launch of network applications; improved OpenGL technology and updated ATI and NVIDIA graphic drivers; additional FireWire audio and USB device compatibility
updated Calculator, DVD Player, Image Capture, and Safari 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:

A Better Finder Rename 6.6.5 (Posted 11/4/2004 at 9:01 AM)
A Better Finder Rename 6.6.5 adds support for iTunes AAC-encoded audio files and allows these files to be renamed using the song, artist and album information embedded in them.

BluePhoneElite 0.9.636 (Posted 11/3/2004 at 9:50 AM)
BluePhoneElite 0.9.636 lets you display and control your bluetooth phone.

Dejal Simon 2.0b2 (Posted 11/3/2004 at 9:48 AM)
Dejal Simon 2.0b2 is the essential 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.

GraphicConverter 5.3 (Posted 11/3/2004 at 9:46 AM)
GraphicConverter 5.3 includes the ability to customize the browser toolbar with optional commands, extended AppleScript support, full XMP metadata import and export, QuickTime effect support, the ability to support transition effects when exporting slideshows to movies, a new hand tool and more.

iAuthorize (Posted 11/2/2004 at 9:39 AM)
iAuthorize lets you enter the payment information or swipe your customer's credit card with an IntelliSwipe USB Card Reader to charge or authorize Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. It works as a stand-alone processing tool, or in conjunction with Mac accounting software like QuickBooks Pro or MYOB.

Mac OS X and BSD Unix Safest and Most Secure (Posted 11/2/2004 at 9:37 AM)
The mi2g Intelligence Unit released a report that says Mac OS X and Berkeley Standard Derivative (BSD) Unix are the "world's safest and most secure 24/7 online computing environments."

MiniCad Pyramid 1.3 (Posted 11/1/2004 at 10:50 AM)
MiniCad Pyramid 1.3 complements the way you think." Focus your attention on underlying relationships, instead of wasting creative energy on the mechanics of presentation.

Panther Cache Cleaner 2.4.4 (Posted 11/1/2004 at 10:47 AM)
Panther Cache Cleaner 2.4.4 is a utility designed to provide easy access to numerous OS X maintenance and utility options." When used in combination with OS X's disk repair tools, it can be very effective in curing many system problems.

DeskDoodle 1.0 (Posted 11/1/2004 at 10:46 AM)
DeskDoodle 1.0 is an application that allows you to draw directly onto your screen. Take notes, stamp pictures, use it for presentations, and much more.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 (Posted 11/1/2004 at 10:45 AM)
Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 lets you make quick fixes when you need to or use advanced editing options. Instantly correct color and lighting with Smart Fix, remove imperfections with the Healing Brush, and transform your photos with fun effects and text. Show off your creativity with great-looking prints, PDF slide shows and more.

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