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FileMaker confirms, promises fix for flaws

05/03, 9:36pm

FileMaker confirms, promises fix for flaws

FileMaker, Inc. has confirmed a security flaw in the FileMaker 5 Web Companion plug-in, which Blue World first identified on Monday. A fix for the bug is expected "within a week."

AMP Radio 1.6, Entheogen 1.1 now available

05/03, 1:53pm

AMP Radio 1.6, Entheogen 1.1 now available

AMP Radio 1.6, an MP3 player for listening to Internet streams, now supports multiple file formats, displays ID3 tags while playing, and includes a variety of other small feature enhancements.

The company also released Entheogen 1.1 for its accessory "visualization software" for AMP Radio, adding speed improvements and layering, to control the order plugins draw.

Iconfactory releases IconBuilder 2.0

05/03, 1:51pm

Iconfactory releases IconBuilder 2.0

The Iconfactory has released IconBuilder 2.0, a free upgrade which brings the ability to create 128x128 icons for Mac OS X to its Photoshop filter that can create icons for both Mac OS and Windows platforms. Version 2.0 also offers support for thumbnail icons and includes a Mac OS X dock simulator that allows developers to see how the new icons behave while working in the Mac OS 9 environment. The $70 "Pro" version offers both Windows and Mac OS X support, while the Mac OS-only "lite" version is $30.

Microsoft posts Outlook 8.2.2 for Mac

05/03, 1:49pm

Microsoft posts Outlook 8.2.2 for Mac

Microsoft has posted Outlook 8.2.2 for Macintosh, a new version of the Mac client for its Exchange Server (not the freeware Outlook Express email client). It improves messaging and group scheduling, interoperability with Outlook 97, 98, and 2000, has an updated user interface and adds features such as drag & drop support, text magnification, and other enhancements. A new fact sheet provides more information on the next "Watson release" of the Exchange Server client. Although the the site provides no definitive time frame on its release, the forthcoming release will bring support for both native and off-line Outlook calendering, tasks and reminders. [download - 24 MB]

RealNetworks posts AudioCatalyst 2.1

05/03, 1:48pm

RealNetworks posts AudioCatalyst 2.1

RealNetworks, which recently acquired Xing Technology and its AudioCatalyst MP3 encoding products, has posted an AudioCatalyst 2.1 Updater for users of previous versions.

New Webzine for AppleScript users

05/03, 1:45pm

New Webzine for AppleScript users

MacScripter is a new Webzine for both beginning and advanced AppleScript users. The site features news, tips, third-party software, and more.

WebShocker gets education pricing

05/03, 1:44pm

WebShocker gets education pricing

Recosoft Corporation has announced special educational pricing for its WebShocker 2.0 Web animation and production tool. The application regularly costs $40 per copy but educational institutions can purchase 10 and 20 pack licenses for $350 and $620, respectively.

Yesterday at MacNN

05/03, 1:43pm

Yesterday at MacNN

Yesterday's important news included AppleWorks 6.0.3 and AppleShare IP Web & File 6.3.2 updates, Microsoft's response to variety of IE 5 questions, and comments from users regarding AOL's Mac commitment.

Keyspan explains changes to USB Twin adapter

05/03, 1:42pm

Keyspan explains changes to USB Twin adapter

Keyspan informed us of the changes found in version 1.6 of its USB Twin Serial Adapter, which we noted yesterday. Among these changes are the ability for the serial ports to retain their states after a Mac wakes up from Sleep (only functional on recent desktop Macs), the ability to disable printer emulation, the addition of modem port emulation, and other smaller enhancements.

MacDesktops has 8 new pictures

05/03, 1:42pm

MacDesktops has 8 new pictures

MacDesktops has eight new pictures this week including iBook, Bob Marley and Dirty Harry.

Trivectus updates LaunchKey to 3.0.1

05/03, 1:41pm

Trivectus updates LaunchKey to 3.0.1

LaunchKey 3.0.1 is a minor update to the $10 mini-macro utility that enables Mac users to easily program specified keys or key-combinations to perform a task, including launching applications or typing a text block.

Black Hole Media releases Macster 1.0 preview

05/03, 1:40pm

Black Hole Media releases Macster 1.0 preview

Black Hole Media has posted Macster 1.0 Preview 4.1, a bug release update to the Mac-compatible Napster client. The update a

Taylor Designs posts TextSpresso 1.6.1

05/03, 1:38pm

Taylor Designs posts TextSpresso 1.6.1

Taylor Design has posted TextSpresso 1.6.1, an update to the $20 text editor/cleaner. The update includes improved filter editors with built-in help; a new Net To Text filter which retains URL's when converting HTML to text; and several other feature enhancements and bug fixes.

DragThing 2.8 posted

05/03, 1:38pm

DragThing 2.8 posted

DragThing 2.8 is an update to the $20 application dock that supports full drag and drop capabilities. The new version adds multilingual support via a plug-in architecture, supports Mac OS 9, and more. [download mirror]

Report Magic for Analog 1.42 released

05/03, 1:37pm

Report Magic for Analog 1.42 released

Wadsack-Allen Digital Group has posted the Windows binary and Source Package releases of Report Magic for Analog 1.42, a service release that fixes several rendering and performance issues on the graphs. A Mac binary package will be available within the next week. [site not updated]

Today\'s Forums topics

05/03, 1:36pm

Today\'s Forums topics

Topics in today's Forums area include questions about remote access' answering feature, iMac cables and Mac OS 9.04 and Linux; and problems with AirPort base station and hard drive access, a PowerBook that won't recognize modem, a computer that won't wake from sleep, an Epson Stylus 800 delivers faded printing, a Jaz 2 that freezes when copying and iMac monitor pixels.

Automated Solutions releases StructNamesPack

05/03, 1:35pm

Automated Solutions releases StructNamesPack

Automated Solutions Group has released StructNamesPack 2.1, a suite of routines for obtaining arrays of method names, list names and form names for a given table. The new version adds support for 4D Server and 4D Client and fixes the registration routine with 4D Server. The license is $60 per developer, and the price for both the Macintosh and Windows versions is $90.

CERT warns of \'mstream\'

05/03, 1:33pm

CERT warns of \'mstream\'

The CERT Coordination Center, a Carnegie Mellon University group that monitors security issues on the Internet, has issued a warning on "mstream," a new tool being used in distributed denial of service attacks.

"We believe the code for 'mstream' to be under active testing and development," the organization said. "The tool is capable of producing a severe denial of service condition. At this time, it does not contain any functionality that adds to the overall threat posed by tools in general."

Sophisticated Circuits ships iLog

05/03, 1:32pm

Sophisticated Circuits ships iLog

Sophisticated Circuits has begun shipping iLog log server for Rebound!. The fully scriptable system centralizes log information and triggers AppleScripts based on content. It includes DiaLogger, a utility capable of automatically dismissing Mac OS 9 dialogs and notifications. Available today, the price is $25 or $200 for a 10-pack license. A demo is available.

Majikam: portable photo booth

05/03, 1:31pm

Majikam: portable photo booth

Apple has posted an article about Majikam, "created for those precious moments when you've left your camera at home." A.J. Fardella takes iMacs to big events, shoots pictures and sends them as e-mail across the Internet.

The CERT Coordination Center, a Carnegie Mellon University group that monitors security issues on the Internet, has issued a warning on "mstream," a new tool being used in distributed denial of service attacks.

SwitchRes updated to 2.3.4

05/03, 1:30pm

SwitchRes updated to 2.3.4

Stephane Madrau has posted SwitchRes 2.3.4, a shareware extension for controlling the resolutions on displays. The update saves the Application Switcher window with Finder windows, corrects a bug when the Mac doesn't wake completely and changes menu order of resolutions. It is available for download in English, French, German, Japanese, Italian and Dutch.

At MacDeals! today

05/03, 1:30pm

At MacDeals! today

Today's MacDeals! include a free Palm IIIe when you open a CitiFi account with $500, Logitech Mouseman Wheel USB mouse for $6 (after a mail-in rebate), 366MHz upgrade for beige G3 for $149 and receive $20 off Newer Technology G3 upgrade.

MacMall owners posts first-quarter results

05/03, 1:29pm

MacMall owners posts first-quarter results

Creative Computers, Inc., owners of MacMall, one of the oldest mail-order Mac retailers, reported first quarter sales of $238 million, a year-over-year increase of 35%. Mac OS sales increased 3% to $90 million, while PC/Wintel sales increased 19% to $105 million. The company also announced that it is changing its name to IdeaMall.

Intelli Innovations releases Server Sentinel

05/03, 1:28pm

Intelli Innovations releases Server Sentinel

Intelli Innovations has released Server Sentinel 1.0, a $30 server monitoring software for Macintosh that checks servers at specified intervals and then runs events if a server check fails. The program, which can work either alone or with third-party hardware and software, will e-mail or page you, run AppleScripts, open applications locally or over networks and reset crashed computers. It currently supports Sophisticated Circuits' iLog and PowerKey Pro, Mark/Space Softworks' PageNOW!, James Sentman's Simple Pager and Casady & Greene's SoundJam.

Public Access Software posts MiniCalendar 2.4

05/03, 1:27pm

Public Access Software posts MiniCalendar 2.4

Public Access Software has posted MiniCalendar 2.4, a beta release of the small, $10 calendar that provides exporting options into six graphics formats. This version adds a new HTML export option for the currently viewed calendar. Options currently include size, month, year, start week on Monday and show previous/next month's days. [download - 312 KB]

Selznick updates MoonMenu, SmartWrap

05/03, 1:26pm

Selznick updates MoonMenu, SmartWrap

Selznick Scientific's MoonMenu 1.2 is an update to the utility that displays the current phase of the Moon in the Menu bar. SmartWrap 1.7.2, analyzes your text, detects paragraphs and lists within your text, and rewraps your text so it wraps naturally within your document or message adds an AppleScript for PowerMail and adds the Eudora plug-in. (If you don't use Eudora, you don't have to upgrade.)

Aladdin buys, updates GoBar

05/03, 1:25pm

Aladdin buys, updates GoBar

Aladdin Systems has acquired GoBar for Palm OS, a $14 productivity application that allows users to simulate the look and feel of a desktop on Palm handhelds, from DiGivello. The company has updated it to version 2.2, which replaces the Application Launcher with a desktop interface; shows recent applications, battery level, time and date; and allows shortcut configuration. [site not updated]

Intuit soliciting beta testers

05/03, 1:25pm

Intuit soliciting beta testers

Intuit recently began signing up beta testers for its Quicken 2001 for Macintosh. Users can apply until midnight PST on May 12. Everyone selected for the test will also receive a free copy of the final retail version of Quicken 2001 when it becomes available.

id Software releases Quake III: Arena 1.17

05/03, 1:24pm

id Software releases Quake III: Arena 1.17

id Software has released Quake III: Arena 1.17, an update to its first-person shooter. The new version primarily fixes a potentially dangerous security flow in the network code. [download - 8.6 MB]

Bear, Stearns: Apple is \'buy\'

05/03, 1:22pm

Bear, Stearns: Apple is \'buy\'

Apple has been reiterated as a "buy" by analyst Andrew J. Neff of Bear, Stearns & Co., with a target price range is $155 to $160 per share.

Apple releases QTSS updates 2.0, 2.0.1

05/03, 1:22pm

Apple releases QTSS updates 2.0, 2.0.1

Apple has released both multicountry QuickTime Streaming Server update 2.0 and 2.0.1. The latest release addresses several product and Open Source issues and provides general product enhancements, such as improved audio and video sync for streams broadcast using the Playlist Broadcaster and improved logging of client-error messages.

Important news from yesterday

05/03, 1:21pm

Important news from yesterday

Yesterday's important news included AppleWorks 6.0.3 and AppleShare IP Web & File 6.3.2 updates, Microsoft's response to variety of IE 5 questions, and comments from users regarding AOL's Mac commitment.

MacDesktops updated

05/03, 1:20pm

MacDesktops updated

MacDesktops has eight new pictures this week including iBook, Bob Marley and Dirty Harry.

Digital camera sales to reach $1.9 billion

05/03, 1:19pm

Digital camera sales to reach $1.9 billion

Digital camera sales are expected to reach $1.9 billion this year, 10% more than film cameras, marking the first year that digital camera sales surpass their traditional counterparts. The study, conducted by InfoTrends, still notes that film cameras vastly outnumber digital cameras by more than nine-to-one, although traditional camera sales are predicted to begin declining in 2005.

Today\'s MacDeals!

05/03, 1:18pm

Today\'s MacDeals!

Today's MacDeals! include a free Palm IIIe when you open a CitiFi account with $500, Logitech Mouseman Wheel USB mouse for $6 (after a mail-in rebate), 366MHz upgrade for beige G3 for $149 and receive $20 off Newer Technology G3 upgrade.

Newer to again produce 400 MHz upgrades

05/03, 1:15pm

Newer to again produce 400 MHz upgrades

Newer Technology on Monday announced that the company is once again producing its 400 MHz G3 L2 upgrade, which sells for $450. Newer also plans on reintroducing G3 upgrades for NuBus-based Power Macs later this month. Additionally, the company announced price cuts accross its entire MAXpowr upgrade line, although specifics weren't provided.

Iomega ships FireWire adapter for Zip 250

05/03, 1:11pm

Iomega ships FireWire adapter for Zip 250

Iomega today announced that it is now shipping its FireWire adapter for the Zip 250 USB drive. The adapter, which connects to the ATAPI port, more than doubles the read speed of the Zip 250 USB from 0.9 MB/sec to 2.0 MB/sec. Additionally, the FireWire port on a Mac or PC can supply power to the drive, eliminating the need for a power supply. The $80 adapter should be available later today from IomegaDirect. [site not updated]

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