October 2005 Archived News

Mac OS X 10.4.3 Update (Posted 10/31/2005 at 2:49 PM)
The 10.4.3 Update delivers overall improved reliability and compatibility for Mac OS X v10.4 and is recommended for all users. It includes fixes for:

- AFP, SMB/CIFS, NFS and FTP network file services
- AirPort and Bluetooth wireless access
- Core Graphics, Core Audio, Core Image, and RAW camera support
- disc recording when creating and burning media
- .Mac sync services
- Spotlight indexing and searching
- Dashboard widgets: Dictionary, Flight Tracker, Stickies, and Unit Converter
- Address Book, AppleScript, Automator, Dictionary, Font Book, iCal, iSync, Mail, and Safari applications
- Disk Utility, Keychain Access, Migration Assistant, and Software Update
- compatibility with third party applications and devices
- previous standalone security updates

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CodeWarrior Development Studio for Mac OS v10 (Posted 10/31/2005 at 7:33 AM)
CodeWarrior Development Studio for Mac OS v10 will be the final Mac release, according to comments made by Metrowerks at the Adhoc (formerly MacHack) conference earlier this year.

MacRumors Guide (Posted 10/31/2005 at 7:29 AM)
MacRumors Guide is a companion to the MacRumors website and forums. The Guide pages are based on the MediaWiki software which drives the popular Wikipedia encyclopedia. The purpose of the Guide pages are not to provide another comprehensive encyclopedia website, or even a general Mac encyclopedia. Instead it is meant to provide an organized outlet for the vast amounts of knowledge that are provided in the forums.

Flock 0.4.9 (Posted 10/31/2005 at 7:27 AM)
Flock 0.4.9 is available for download.

PCalc 3 (Posted 10/27/2005 at 10:14 AM)
PCalc 3 enables its various advanced options and you get all the features you'd expect in a full-fledged scientific calculator, along with a paper tape, advanced information about the current figure, RPN register display, and quick-access toolbar menus for functions, conversions, and constants.

Backup 3.0.1 (Posted 10/26/2005 at 4:33 PM)
Backup 3.0.1 addresses file restoration and other issues and is highly recommended for all users of Backup 3.0. Significant areas addressed are: Restoring files to alternate location and Accuracy of iDisk progress bar when uploading files. For more information about Backup 3, visit the .Mac website at: For Backup 3 support information, visit

Pixadex 2.0 (Posted 10/26/2005 at 12:34 PM)
Pixadex 2.0 features enhancements for Mac OS X 10.4 users, such as Spotlight-based searching and user-definable smart collections. A new List View has been added, and you can now nest an unlimited amount of folders in the Collections list.

Globetrotter Combo EDGE (Posted 10/26/2005 at 11:34 AM)
Globetrotter Combo EDGE makes it possible for users of PowerBooks equipped with PC card slots (like the PowerBook G4 15- and 17-inch models) to communicate with data networks using Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE), a 3G cell data transmission technology. Where EDGE is not available, the card falls back to General Packet Radio Service (GPRS).

LEGO Digital Designer 1.4 (Posted 10/26/2005 at 9:58 AM)
LEGO Digital Designer 1.4 has increased stability and a brand new set of LEGO elements for you to build with. You can also print out an inventory of your creation and take it to any LEGOLAND theme park or LEGO Store and purchase the pieces you need to turn your virtual model into a reality.

TimeNet Pro 3.0 (Posted 10/26/2005 at 9:48 AM)
TimeNet Pro 3.0 lets you track of every second spent on projects, easily create tax reports at the end of the year, view outstanding bills, keep track of payments, and visually track work flow through the months. It integrates with OS X's Address Book so you can add any contact from your personal Address Book.

PowerSchool 5.0 (Posted 10/25/2005 at 9:47 AM)
PowerSchool 5.0 is a new relational layer on top of the SQL database used to manage PowerSchool data, providing users with instant access to content. Scalability and performance has also been improved thanks to a reengineering of the database, as well. New Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) functionality has been added, and more.

MovieToGo 0.9 (Posted 10/25/2005 at 9:02 AM)
MovieToGo 0.9 will convert movies to QuickTime movies compatible with the new 5th generation iPods.

Alarm Clock Pro 7.5 (Posted 10/25/2005 at 7:54 AM)
Alarm Clock Pro 7.5 introduces at least 40 new features as well as bug fixes.

WireTap Pro 1.1.3 (Posted 10/24/2005 at 8:20 AM)
WireTap Pro 1.1.3 a problem that could cause a mic to use an undesirable input format; fixes a bug that caused the Save As dialog to not work on Jaguar when saving to AAC, AIFF, or QuickTime Movie file formats; and fixes a crash that could happen when issueing a "start recording" command via applescript.

Smart Crash Reports 1.0.2 (Posted 10/21/2005 at 11:05 AM)
Smart Crash Reports 1.0.2 an enhancement for the Apple's CrashReporter application introduced in Mac OS X 10.4. It allows 3rd party developers to register their products in manner so if the eligible application crashes, the crash log is sent to the developer as well as Apple.

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.1 Update (Posted 10/20/2005 at 5:13 PM)
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.1 Update fixes a synchronization issue in versions of Microsoft Entourage that have been updated with Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Service Pack 2 (11.2.0). The issue might cause data loss when Entourage attempts to synchronize with an Exchange mailbox that was moved to a different server running Microsoft Exchange Server. This update also resolves issues with setting Exchange server permissions and printing calendars. We strongly recommend that all Entourage users who have installed Office 2004 Service Pack 2 (11.2.0) install this update.

iTunes 6.0.1 (Posted 10/20/2005 at 4:33 PM)
With iTunes 6.0.1, you can preview, buy, and download over 2,000 videos on the iTunes Music Store and sync your music and purchased videos with iPod to enjoy on the go. To watch purchased videos, you must have Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later. iTunes 6.0.1 features several stability improvements over iTunes 6. After purchasing music from the iTunes Music Store with iTunes 6 or later, you will also need to upgrade your other computers that purchase music from the iTunes Music Store to iTunes 6.0.1.

MacDoppler for Cocoa 1.02 (Posted 10/20/2005 at 4:23 PM)
MacDoppler for Cocoa 1.02 was re-written from the ground up to take full advantage of all the great Cocoa capabilities in OS X on PPC as well as Intel hardware. MacDoppler will provide any level of station automation you need from assisted Doppler Tuning and Antenna Pointing right on up to fully automated Satellite Gateway operation.

Strider 1.1 (Posted 10/19/2005 at 5:27 PM)
Strider 1.1 is an RSS reader and now supports ATOM feeds and the Growl notification system along with Universal support for eBay feed providers.

Apple Updates PowerMac G5 (Posted 10/19/2005 at 11:16 AM)
Apple has updated the PowerMac G5 with two versions of a single dual-core CPU at 2.0 and 2.3 Ghz and a one with two dual-core 2.5 Ghz CPUs.

Apple Updates PowerBook (Posted 10/19/2005 at 11:13 AM)
Apple has updated the 15" and 17" PowerBooks with new displays (1440x960 for 15" and 1680x1050 for 17") that will be brighter and have improved battery life, SuperDrives will be standard and all will support Apple's 30" Cinema HD Display.

Apple Introduces Aperture (Posted 10/19/2005 at 11:07 AM)
Aperture is the first all-in-one post production tool that provides everything photographers need after the shoot. Aperture offers an advanced and incredibly fast RAW workflow that makes working with a camera's RAW images as easy as JPEG.

myTV.PVR (Posted 10/19/2005 at 9:29 AM)
myTV.PVR lets you record, pause and rewind live television on your Mac.

A Better Finder Rename 7 Beta (Posted 10/19/2005 at 8:23 AM)
A Better Finder Rename 7 Beta adds the ability to combine multiple rename steps. This feature, in conjunction with the tool's already unrivaled catalogue of renaming options, allows even the most sophisticated batch renaming problems to be solved.

Awaken 2.1 (Posted 10/19/2005 at 8:21 AM)
Awaken 2.1 is a digital alarm clock that wakes you up by playing the iTunes playlist of your choice. Alarms can be created to alert you on a weekly basis at a set time, or at any specific date and time. You can also fall asleep to your favorite music using the newly introduced sleep timer.

CCLims 1.0 (Posted 10/18/2005 at 9:18 PM)
CCLims 1.0 includes comprehensive transactions log maintains lists of all subcultures, freezes and thaws along with all growing conditions and a complete procedure listing.

EasyEnvelopes 1.0.1 (Posted 10/18/2005 at 7:58 AM)
EasyEnvelopes 1.0.1 includes the ability to minimize the widget by clicking on the postmark; this saves Dashboard screen space when EasyEnvelopes is not in use and other changes.

Acrobat 7.0.5 (Posted 10/14/2005 at 5:46 PM)
Adobe has release an Acrobat 7.0.5 update.

One More Thing... (Posted 10/12/2005 at 3:55 PM)
Apple has posted a QuickTime stream of their "One More Thing..." event announcing the new iPod and iMac.

Norton AntiVirus 10.0.1 for Macintosh (Posted 10/12/2005 at 2:13 PM)
Norton AntiVirus 10.0.1 for Macintosh includes full compatibility with Tiger, a new Quarantine feature that prevents infected files from affecting your computer and a dashboard widget.

New iPod (Posted 10/12/2005 at 1:39 PM)
The new iPod, featuring a gorgeous 2.5-inch color screen, can display album artwork and photos, as well as play video including music videos, video podcasts, home movies and television shows. The new iPod holds up to 15,000 songs, 25,000 photos or over 150 hours of video and is available in a 30GB model for $299 and a 60GB model for $399, with both models available in white or black designs.

New iMac G5 (Posted 10/12/2005 at 1:38 PM)
iMac G5 features a built-in iSight video camera for out-of-the-box video conferencing and Apple"s new breakthrough Front Row media experience. Front Row gives users a simple, intuitive and powerful way to play their music, enjoy their photo slideshows and watch their DVDs and iMovies, as well as popular movie trailers from and music videos and television shows purchased from the iTunes Music Store, on their iMac from up to 30 feet away using the new bundled Apple Remote.

iTunes 6 (Posted 10/12/2005 at 1:36 PM)
iTunes 6 lets you purchase and download over 2,000 music videos and six short films from Academy Award-winning Pixar Animation Studios for just $1.99 each.

MoRU 1.0 (Posted 10/12/2005 at 7:54 AM)
MoRU 1.0 is a productivity enhancing utility that automatically keeps track of the documents and applications that you use most.

FoxTrot Personal Search (Posted 10/11/2005 at 6:22 PM)
FoxTrot Personal Search expands on the possibilities of Spotlight and delivers dynamic categorization, context-sensitive display of found items, flexible relevance-ranking and five different approaches to searches (exact words, wildcards, literal, single term and complex patterns).

Salling Clicker 3.0 (Posted 10/11/2005 at 11:08 AM)
Salling Clicker 3.0 will let users utilize Wi-Fi equipped devices or computers and adds support for Windows XP computers on the home or office network.

Seasonality 1.1 (Posted 10/11/2005 at 11:06 AM)
Seasonality 1.1 takes weather monitoring to a whole new level with weather forecasts, radar images, sunrise/sunset times, and much more.

Sinbad 1.0 (Posted 10/10/2005 at 10:16 AM)
Sinbad 1.0 is a web searching application designed to simplify web browsing and information retrieval. Similar to Watson and Sherlock, Sinbad provides a consistent and simplified user interface for all web services and makes finding specific information much faster and easier.

Catalog 1.2.2 (Posted 10/10/2005 at 7:23 AM)
Catalog 1.2.2 introduces numerous bug fixes, such as issues with the order of indexes not being saved, problems indexing certain incomplete files.

ImageWell 2.0 Build 225 (Posted 10/7/2005 at 7:38 AM)
ImageWell 2.0 Build 225 update adds support for two more languages: Italian and Simplified Chinese localizations, courtesy of Matteo Moruzzi from Italy and JT Lee from mainland China.

NetNewsWire Acquired By NewsGator (Posted 10/4/2005 at 4:21 PM)
NewsGator Technologies on announced the acquisition of popular Macintosh RSS reader NetNewsWire extending the NewsGator platform to the Mac desktop as well.

Retrospect 6.1 (Posted 10/4/2005 at 8:58 AM)
Retrospect 6.1 adds support for backup and restore of Tiger's access control lists (ACLs) and extended attributes, as well as support for the Apple Xsan and UFS file systems.

CRM4Mac 2.0 (Posted 10/3/2005 at 8:51 AM)
CRM4Mac 2.0 gives the user full insight in all communications. From each contact you can access all relevant info immediately. A single mouse click gives you insight of all correspondence on paper, email and meetings.

MacPractice DR (Digital Radiography) (Posted 10/3/2005 at 8:49 AM)
MacPractice DR (Digital Radiography) utilizes native Mac drivers for VisioDent's RSV Mac Solution sensors and MacPractice is creating software drivers for the Soredex OpTime flexible phosphor plate unwired solution for digital radiography.

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