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PortReflect 1.1.3 adds OS X 10.1 support

10/04, 11:15pm

PortReflect 1.1.3 adds OS X 10.1 support

Wickedly Simple Software's $10 utility, PortReflector 1.1.3, now compatible with OS X 10.1, is designed to accept TCP connections on a configured port and reflect them to another host or port number.

DNSUpdate 2.0b4: DynDNS.org client

10/04, 11:10pm

DNSUpdate 2.0b4: DynDNS.org client

Julien Jalon's DNSUpdate 2.0b4 is an update to his Mac client for the DNS hosting service provided by DynDNS.org. It offers OS X 10.1 compatibility, a new Dock Menu to pause/wake up the daemon, less CPU utilization, and performance improvements for both installation and application start-up.

VueScan 7.1.19: more support to scanner util

10/04, 10:25pm

VueScan 7.1.19: more support to scanner util

VueScan 7.1.19 is an update to Hamrick Software's scanner utility that adds USB support for Microtek X12USL, 4700, 8700 scanners and FireWire support for Microtek and Polaroid scanners. It also adds an "Image|Flip" command (and keyboard shortcut) as well as fixes a problem with UMAX scanners.

AAPL investors file suit against Apple

10/04, 10:25pm

AAPL investors file suit against Apple

Apple and CEO Steve Jobs are being accused in a lawsuit of hyping the introduction of the G4 Cube and iMac to keep the computer maker's stock price high. The suit, filed in San Francisco federal court, seeks class status for investors who purchased shares between July 19 and September 28, 2000, and alleges that Apple executives mislead investors:

"Jobs and executives at Apple told investors the line of colorful personal computers introduced in July 2000 would sell well in the education market when they knew the products had defects, members of the Hawaii Structural Iron Workers Pension Trust Fund allege in court papers.

"After four top executives sold 370,000 shares for $22 million, Apple revealed that G4 Cube and iMac personal computers had production problems and sales of the computers in the primary and secondary education market shrank in the fourth quarter of 2000, according to the 111-page complaint filed in San Francisco federal court last week."

Apple retail helps expand market share

10/04, 10:05pm

Apple retail helps expand market share

Apple's new retail stores are helping it win new converts, according to Senior VP Ron Johnson: "We're very pleased with the stores' overall performance and the inroads we're making toward expanding market share." The company says it expects to make money on the high-profile chain that is being opened in high-traffic areas, but "the broader goal of the stores is to draw Apple to the attention of the 95 percent of personal computer users who buy other brands."

Apple Authoring Support Update 1.1.3 posted

10/04, 6:25pm

Apple Authoring Support Update 1.1.3 posted

Apple has posted Authoring Support Update 1.1.3, which offers better support for files with long names and offers Apple internal CD-RW support to third-party applications that support SDAP (Shared Device Access Protocol), such as Dantz Retrospect.

Ten problems when installing OS X 10.1

10/04, 4:45pm

Ten problems when installing OS X 10.1

Scott Anguish's Potential Mac OS X 10.1 Gotchas notes that Apache breaks when updating, the useful 'wget' no longer works, WebObjects 4.5.1/5.0 are not compatible, compilation errors due to namespace, and differences in enabling PHP.

OS X: wireless drivers, OS X 10.1 gotchas

10/04, 4:40pm

OS X: wireless drivers, OS X 10.1 gotchas

osx.macnn.com posted news of an updated wireless driver for using third-party wireless cards under OS X 10.1, a new beta of Michael Kamprath's hot key utility, and a list of 10 potential "gotchas" with the OS X 10.1 update.

MS posts PowerPoint/Excel Macro patch

10/04, 4:10pm

MS posts PowerPoint/Excel Macro patch

Microsoft has posted a PowerPoint/Excel 2001 for Mac Macro Vulnerability Update for Mac versions of PowerPoint 98, PowerPoint 2001, Excel 98, and Excel 2001, according to MacNN reader Jason Greene:

This update addresses a vulnerability that could allow malicious code to run in a Microsoft Excel 2001 for Mac or Microsoft PowerPoint 2001 for Mac file without warning. In an Excel or PowerPoint file, macros can be modified in such a way that they could run without displaying a warning. This could cause damage to data or allow unauthorized retrieval of data from your system when you visit a Web site or open an e-mail message. After you apply this update, a warning will appear when you open an Excel or PowerPoint file that contains macros.

Apple Canada forms multimedia center

10/04, 4:05pm

Apple Canada forms multimedia center

The Faculté de médecine de l'Université de Montréal and Apple Canada have partnered to create "Apple Centre," a permanent laboratory devoted to the development of multimedia tutorials on the Mac OS platform, specifically the development, use, and promotion of learning tools in the field of health sciences. The university already has 22 fully equipped problem-based learning rooms that have PowerMac computers. Apple will assist the Faculté de médecine in developing multimedia tools and will provide a server, portable computers for the teaching staff and ten AirPort base stations.

Deep Sky offers first beta of eTrans

10/04, 3:20pm

Deep Sky offers first beta of eTrans

Deep Sky Technologies has released the first public beta of eTrans, a component for the 4D relational database package. The tool lets users build credit card and electronic check authorization services into their 4D databases. The eTrans beta archive contains serialization for using the component through the end of October 2001.

Ubi Soft posts Myst III patch for OS X 10.1

10/04, 1:55pm

Ubi Soft posts Myst III patch for OS X 10.1

Ubi Soft has posted a Myst III OS X patch for running the application under OS X 10.1: ". The Myst III files for OS X require your Myst III version to be v1.22 and your OS to be 10.1. After updating your OS with Apple's OS X update to 10.1, you will need to install Myst III: Exile and the v1.22 upgrade." The documentation notes that two additional files (linked at the bottom of the page) are also needed run under OS X.

Miglia shipping Director\'s Cut \'Take 2\'

10/04, 1:15pm

Miglia shipping Director\'s Cut \'Take 2\'

Miglia Technology today announced it is shipping its A/D video converter, Director's Cut 'Take 2'.

Apple announces Albany Crossgates Mall store

10/04, 1:10pm

Apple announces Albany Crossgates Mall store

Apple today officially announced its grand opening of its newest Apple store at the Crossgates Mall on Saturday, October 13, 2001. The opening starts at 10:00 a.m. and the first 1000 customers at the grand opening, will receive a free commemorative Apple T-shirt. Apple will also be opening its Palo Alto store on Saturday. [updated]

VOODOO Server 1.4 released

10/04, 10:10am

VOODOO Server 1.4 released

VOODOO Server 1.4 is a version control system for software developers using Metrowerks CodeWarrior under Mac OS. The CodeWarrior plug-in gains Mac OS X 10.1 compatibility and several other enhancements in its latest release.

Auto FX releases DreamSuite effects

10/04, 10:05am

Auto FX releases DreamSuite effects

Auto FX has unveiled DreamSuite, a compilation of 18 visual imaging effects that work either as a stand-alone application or as a set of plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Elements and Paint Shop Pro. Among the effects are Chisel, Cubism, Focus, Metal Mixer, Photo Border and Dimension X. DreamSuite is priced at $299 and is available on hybrid CD-ROM.

3Com unveils Bluetooth USB device

10/04, 9:35am

3Com unveils Bluetooth USB device

3Com has introduced its Bluetooth Wireless USB adapter card which allows information to be wirelessley transferred to and from the currently limited number of Bluetooth enabled devices at 1 Mbps. Although the device currently ships with Windows-only connection software, sources at 3Com tell MacNN that the company is working on a Macintosh implementation. In its press release, 3Com addresses the competition between Bluetooth and the 802.11b wireless standard (AirPort): "Bluetooth is designed for quick bursts of low-bandwidth information in a cable replacement scenario, while Wi-Fi is the ideal wireless LAN technology for transferring high-bandwidth files or for always-on Internet and network connectivity."

PalmSource conference re-scheduled

10/04, 9:30am

PalmSource conference re-scheduled

The PalmSource developer conference has been rescheduled for Feb. 5-8, 2002, at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif. More than 170,000 are expected to attend this year's show.

Mail Merge Pro 2.01 for designing labels

10/04, 9:15am

Mail Merge Pro 2.01 for designing labels

Mail Merge Pro 2.01 is a $50 professional label design tool that includes 800 Avery label presets and allows users to design their own custom templates. It also offers data merge options, the ability to add images, and the ability to design borders/backgrounds. [Classic, Carbon]

Personal Trader 1.2 released

10/04, 9:10am

Personal Trader 1.2 released

Personal Trader 1.2 is the latest release of Frederic Aloe's tool for managing stock portfolios in different currencies and for international stock exchange markets. The new release provides full compatibility with Mac OS X and support for the Australian stock market. [Classic, Carbon]

Unsupported wireless driver for OS X 10.1

10/04, 9:10am

Unsupported wireless driver for OS X 10.1

Rob McKeever recently updated his unsupported wireless drivers for OS X 10.1, which support third-party wireless PC cards. A working installer for the new drivers is also available.

OS X 10.1: hardware upgrade spark?

10/04, 9:05am

OS X 10.1: hardware upgrade spark?

Mac OS X 10.1 is a "triumph that could spark a hardware upgrade cycle among Mac-heads," according to Business Week Online: "If the new operating system does take off, it will become a bonanza for Apple, one that propels the company out of its current downslide in sales and earnings."

iNotePad 1.6: Apple notepad alternative

10/04, 8:45am

iNotePad 1.6: Apple notepad alternative

Vincent Jalby's iNotePad 1.6, an alternative to Apple's bundled notepad utility, brings OS X 10.1 compatibility, a new icon-only toolbar, and custom date/time formats.

Keyboard Maestro 1.0pb3: OS X hot key util

10/04, 8:40am

Keyboard Maestro 1.0pb3: OS X hot key util

Michael F. Kamprath has released Keyboard Maestro 1.0pb3, a utility for OS X that allows you to define any number of custom "hot keys." The public beta, which expires November 15th, brings OS X 10.1 compatibility, several new pre-bundled "hot keys", and changes to the included "Program Switcher" functions for Classic mode.

Contact This! v1.1.1 fixes bug in OS X 10.1

10/04, 8:35am

Contact This! v1.1.1 fixes bug in OS X 10.1

Pariahware has released Contact This! v1.1.1, an Entourage address book importer for OS X's Mail application, bringing a cosmetic bug fix for OS X 10.1. The shareware utility imports all of the contacts and information exported by Entourage and supports editable contacts, multiple address selection (and drag & drop), and addition & deletion of contacts. For security, your contact database is backed up on every launch of the program.

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