June 2005 Archived News

Apple Back To School Promotion (Posted 6/30/2005 at 6:23 PM)
Apple is having a back to school promotion offering up to $479 in savings.

Guest PC 1.5 (Posted 6/30/2005 at 8:33 AM)
Guest PC 1.5 includes networking improvements: File
exchange speed between Mac and Guest OS increased up to 20 times, Overall
networking speed is increased and Guest PC 1.5 fixes AirPort Express/Extreme
Base Station DHCP addressing problem what prevents Windows from accessing
the network.

Swift Publisher (Posted 6/29/2005 at 6:58 PM)
Swift Publisher is an easy and quick Macintosh page layout application for designing and printing colorful flyers, newsletters, brochures, etc.

Gmail Widget (Posted 6/29/2005 at 8:09 AM)
Gmail Widget is a very simple dashboard widget that displays the status of your Gmail account.

Adobe Acrobat 7.02 (Posted 6/28/2005 at 10:19 AM)
Adobe Acrobat 7.02 improves security, adds support for links to files, and fixes bugs associated with forms, according to the company.

iPod and iPod photo (Posted 6/28/2005 at 9:51 AM)
Apple announced that they are merging their iPod and iPod photo lines creating a single line of white iPods that all feature color displays with the ability to view album artwork, photos and play slideshows in stunning color. The simplified iPod lineup features a 20GB model, holding up to 5,000 songs priced at just $299 and a 60GB model, holding up to 15,000 songs priced at $399.

Alarm Clock Pro 7.1.5 (Posted 6/28/2005 at 9:02 AM)
Alarm Clock Pro 7.1.5 introduces an entirely redesigned interface, whole bunch of new features, bug fixes and more.

iPod software update 2005-06-26 (Posted 6/28/2005 at 9:00 AM)
iPod software update 2005-06-26 delivers iPod Software 1.2 for iPod with color display, iPod mini Software 1.4 for iPod mini and iPod Software 3.1 for iPod with Click Wheel Integration with iTunes 4.9 for downloading and listening to podcasts.

iTunes 4.9 (Posted 6/28/2005 at 9:00 AM)
Apple released iTunes 4.9 today so you can now browse and subscribe to podcasts from within the iTunes Music Store. Podcasts are frequently updated radio-style shows downloadable over the Internet. You can also transfer podcasts to iPod, for listening on the go.

PHP Studio 1.0 (Posted 6/27/2005 at 3:44 PM)
PHP Studio 1.0 provides you with all the things you need when writing PHP, with the ability to execute and test your code with a single click.

QuicKeys X3.1 (Posted 6/23/2005 at 2:21 PM)
QuicKeys X3.1 includes the ability to incorporate Automator workflows into QuicKeys shortcuts as standalone items or as part of a larger QuicKeys sequence.

iClip 3.6 (Posted 6/23/2005 at 10:50 AM)
iClip 3.6 features significantly improved support for picture clippings with alpha channels and major improvements to files copied as clippings from the Finder.

BBEdit 8.2.2 (Posted 6/22/2005 at 9:42 AM)
BBEdit 8.2.2 is available for download and includes a number of bug fixes.

CrossOver and CrossOver Office (Posted 6/22/2005 at 8:31 AM)
CodeWeavers Inc. announced plans to support Intel-based Macs with CrossOver and CrossOver Office.

iRemember (Posted 6/22/2005 at 8:19 AM)
iRemember has the tools you need to create stunning scrapbooks.

SecuritySpy 1.1 (Posted 6/21/2005 at 4:16 PM)
SecuritySpy 1.1 is a multi-camera video surveillance application for the Macintosh which also includes a Dashboard widget for easy remote viewing.

Now Up-to-Date & Contact 5 (Posted 6/21/2005 at 10:14 AM)
Now Up-to-Date & Contact 5 includes a new schedule view and server manager, can subscribe to iCal calendars, supports both the vCard and iCalendar standars and has a new interface with customizable menu bars.

NoteTaker 1.9.8 (Posted 6/21/2005 at 10:09 AM)
NoteTaker 1.9.8 includes an integrated web page entry feature can now be used to view and browse RSS feeds, audio and video RSS enclosures can be easily played back or downloaded to iTunes with one click and more.

ScreenTime for Flash 2.6 (Posted 6/21/2005 at 10:06 AM)
ScreenTime for Flash 2.6 lets you convert Macromedia Flash content into Mac and Windows screen savers.

Captain FTP 4.2 (Posted 6/21/2005 at 8:55 AM)
Captain FTP 4.2 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and can now Automate the transfer of files/folders to happen on the date and time they choose.

FolderShare 2.5 (Posted 6/20/2005 at 8:05 AM)
FolderShare 2.5 allows you to create a private peer-to-peer network that will help you to synchronize files across multiple devices and access or share files with colleagues and friends.

Little Snitch 1.2b5 (Posted 6/20/2005 at 8:03 AM)
Little Snitch 1.2b5 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger).

Pixadex 1.5.4 (Posted 6/17/2005 at 10:30 AM)
Pixadex 1.5.4 has been updated with the following: Icon loading is significantly faster, Memory usage is greatly reduced, Pixadex now includes Japanese localization, Fixed occasional hangs on launch and when performing searches, New collection file format provides smaller files and faster loading and Minor interface tweaks.

Apple releases WebObjects for Free (Posted 6/17/2005 at 9:07 AM)
Apple has decided to make WebObjects available for free within its Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" developer tools.

Opera 8 (Posted 6/16/2005 at 11:07 AM)
Opera 8 has improved its support for Apple's Human Interface Guidelines and added Full Keyboard Access functionality, according to Opera.

JVC to Sell 30GB HDD Camcorders (Posted 6/15/2005 at 11:28 AM)
JVC will start selling its Everio G series palm-size HDD camcorders in the U.S. this August with up to 30GB drives.

The Widget Machine (Posted 6/15/2005 at 11:00 AM)
The Widget Machine was launched as the Macintosh community's first web store dedicated to Dashboard widgets.

PowerMail 5.2.1 (Posted 6/14/2005 at 4:41 PM)
PowerMail 5.2.1 supports the searching of its database using SpotLight as well as numerous other new featuers.

FileMaker Mobile 7v1 Update for Palm OS (Posted 6/14/2005 at 4:26 PM)
FileMaker Mobile 7v1 Update for Palm OS fixes issues related to incompatibilities with palmOne devices that use the 5.4 OS: the Tungsten T5, Treo Smartphone 650, the Tungsten E2 and the LifeDrive.

Aki Mahjong Solitaire 1.1.1 (Posted 6/13/2005 at 5:59 PM)
Aki Mahjong Solitaire 1.1.1 is easy to learn even if you still haven't mastered chopsticks, so don't hesitate to dive right in.

Password Repository 1.1 (Posted 6/10/2005 at 10:33 AM)
Password Repository 1.1 is a password manager that uses Blowfish encryption and is built for Mac OS X 10.3 or later.

iPulse 2.1.3 (Posted 6/10/2005 at 10:12 AM)
iPulse 2.1.3 added the widget name when displaying Dashboard processes on Tiger, added .jar file name when displaying Java processes, fixed a bug with displaying Java processes on Tiger and the information window now displays correctly on Japanese systems.

Mail Factory 2.0.3 (Posted 6/9/2005 at 7:48 AM)
Mail Factory 2.0.3 contains faster printing options, correction of address AutoResize for merge printing, a lot of improvements and minor bug fixes.

Security Update 2005-006 (Posted 6/8/2005 at 4:16 PM)
Security Update 2005-006 delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users. This update includes the following components: AFP Server, Bluetooth, CoreGraphics, Folder Permissions, launchd, LaunchServices, NFS, PHP and VPN. For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website:

WWDC: Developers unfazed by Intel switch (Posted 6/8/2005 at 11:07 AM)
MacCentral reports that developers attending WWDC seemed to take the Intel switch in stride, with many predicting a smooth transition to new processor. The article includes comments from Rich Siegel of Bare Bones Software and Cabel Sasser of Panic.

MySQL offers new tools for OS X (Posted 6/8/2005 at 10:41 AM)
MySQL AB announced two new visual database tools for Mac OS X, designed to help developers, DBAs and user who are working with MySQL databases.

Location X 2.5 (Posted 6/8/2005 at 9:12 AM)
Location X 2.5 is ready for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.

HistoryHound 1.8 (Posted 6/8/2005 at 9:01 AM)
HistoryHound 1.8 offers a more refined user interface for tracking down pages you've viewed in Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, OmniWeb, Camino, Mozilla/Netscape, Opera, and Shiira web browsers or the built-in browsers of the NetNewsWire 2 and PulpFiction RSS readers.

REALbasic to Support Mac OS X on Intel (Posted 6/7/2005 at 11:55 AM)
REAL Software announced on Tuesday that its REALbasic development environment will support Mac OS X systems running on Intel processors, once they"re available and that most applications will require nothing but a simple re-compile, with no code changes at all.

MainMenu 1.0 (Posted 6/7/2005 at 10:33 AM)
MainMenu 1.0 is a menu item to run tasks such as repairing disk permissions, running maintenance scripts, and a lot more, with most tasks providing feedback during execution.

Apple WWDC 2005 Keynote (Posted 6/6/2005 at 3:00 PM)
Apple will have the Worldwide Developers Conference 2005 Keynote available via QuickTime today.

FileMaker Datagraph Widget and Automator Actions (Posted 6/6/2005 at 2:17 PM)
FileMaker Datagraph Widget and Automator Actions are available for download from and let you view your data in a convenient bar graph display in Dashboard and use Automater Actions to access FileMaker.

Apples Switch to Intel (Posted 6/6/2005 at 1:26 PM)
Some additional coverage of Apple's switch from the Power PC to Intel chips:

WWDC 2005 Keynote Live Update
Apple shakes hands with Intel
Jobs confirms Apple switch to Intel

Apple Switching to Intel Starting in 2006 (Posted 6/6/2005 at 11:46 AM)
Apple has officially announced a switch to Intel that will begin in 2006 and completing by the end of 2007.

GrabMac 2.0 (Posted 6/6/2005 at 9:34 AM)
GrabMac 2.0 can take multiple screenshots in user-set time intervals after a custom countdown.The user can choose between various file formats and customize the dimensions as well as the destination of the screenshots to a virtually unlimited degree.

TaskTime3 (Posted 6/6/2005 at 9:32 AM)
TaskTime3 can make tracking time on projects a snap. Generate custom invoices then print, email, or save them.

PageSpinner 4.6.3 (Posted 6/3/2005 at 10:24 AM)
PageSpinner 4.6.3 includes compatibility with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.

iSynCal 5.0.2 (Posted 6/3/2005 at 10:22 AM)
iSynCal 5.0.2 is built to synchronize events and todo from iCal calendars between two or more Mac computers using the standard Apple File Sharing shipped with Mac OSX. You will no longer need of a .Mac account neither to publish your calendars on an external FTP or WebDav server.

DiscBlaze 5.1 (Posted 6/3/2005 at 8:48 AM)
DiscBlaze 5.1 includes the ability to create bit-for-bit ISO images of removable media, an improved user interface and more.

Canvas X (Posted 6/2/2005 at 5:44 PM)
Canvas X is an image-editing and illustration program particularly well-suited to technical drawings.

Entourage Email Archive X 2.2 (Posted 6/2/2005 at 9:03 AM)
Entourage Email Archive X 2.2 includes support for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.

Mac Office to support new Windows Office file format (Posted 6/2/2005 at 9:02 AM)
MacCentral has an article stating that Microsoft Office for the Mac will support the new file format announced by the company for its Windows Office products.

Kids GoGoGo 9.2 (Posted 6/2/2005 at 9:00 AM)
Kids GoGoGo 9.2 includes a built-in surveillance server that makes it harder to disable filtering and support for Mac OS X 10.4.

GraphicConverter 5.6.2 (Posted 6/2/2005 at 8:58 AM)
GraphicConverter 5.6.2 includes spotlight search added to the browser in Mac OS X 10.4, more automator actions and other new and updated feature and bug fixes.

Docktop 1.0 (Posted 6/2/2005 at 8:56 AM)
Docktop 1.0 is a background-only application provides a customizable launchbar on your desktop - behind the icons - to which you can add items to open applications, files, folders, weblinks, or AppleScripts.

Konfabulator 2.0.1 (Posted 6/1/2005 at 6:33 PM)
Konfabulator 2.0.1 includes a number of bug fixes and added a debug mode switch to Konfabulator menu.

Wanted: Dashboard widgets, Automator actions or Spotlight plugins (Posted 6/1/2005 at 6:20 PM)
Apple is asking for Dashboard widgets, Automator actions or Spotlight plugins that have been developed for Tiger.

Tidy Up 1.0 (Posted 6/1/2005 at 9:25 AM)
Tidy Up 1.0 is the next generation of the duplicate finder and disk tidiness utility.

VISE X 2.0 (Posted 6/1/2005 at 9:16 AM)
VISE X 2.0 includes the ability to export VCT data as XML, which allows you to manipulate the data with the tools of your choice.

iClip lite (Posted 6/1/2005 at 7:16 AM)
iClip lite is a free multiple clipboard and scrapbook Dashboard widget for Mac OS X "Tiger" designed to improve user efficiency and productivity for various computing tasks.

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