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Entourage Email Archive 1.6 archives emails

11/05, 8:20pm

Entourage Email Archive 1.6 archives emails

Entourage Email Archive 1.6 is a simple and fast utility for archiving emails and attachments you have received or sent using Microsoft Entourage in one of three ways: Archive email and/or attachments in the Finder, export or append email in a text file, and export or append email in tab-text format.

SMB Networking Guide created for OS X

11/05, 5:40pm

SMB Networking Guide created for OS X

Pejvan Beigui has created new 13-page SMB Networking guide explaining and reviewing the different ways (and available applications) to share files with SMB servers, such as the standardWindows file sharing and the Samba server of linux. The DivX Guide 1.3.1 also includes new links and information about the latest tools for viewing DivX on OS X, including the release of DivOSXTool 1.2, and ConvertToQT 1.1bm DivOS X 1.1.4, EasyDivx 1.x, DivX 4.x codecs, DivOS X 1.1.6 (a new GUI Avi2Mov tool). [SMB link updated]

HyperGames Centre 3.3 offers multimedia games

11/05, 4:20pm

HyperGames Centre 3.3 offers multimedia games

HyperGames Centre 3.3 is a "multimedia application, jam-packed with more than 110 exciting games and useful utilities. Creative games include an acclaimed Pong clone, a Pac-Man clone, animations, music makers, mathematical puzzles, educational quizzes, clocks and calendars, a periodic table game, and much much more."

ArchiCAD 7.0r2: CAD supports OS X

11/05, 4:15pm

ArchiCAD 7.0r2: CAD supports OS X

Graphisoft has released ArchiCAD 7.0r2, an OS X 10.1 compatible version of the company's flagship CAD software for architects. It supports floor plans, sections and elevations, 3D models, and bills of materials as well as integrated, dynamic changes that flow through system.

CSM Maker 1.5 builds control strip modules

11/05, 4:10pm

CSM Maker 1.5 builds control strip modules

CSM Maker 1.5, from Rage Software, allows can create Control Strip Modules to launch any application without any programming. Version 1.5, a complete rewrite, now only offers a a simple drag & drop interface for creating CSM. It is free for personal use, but requires a license to distribute/bundle CSMs created with the utility.

Quitling 2.0: app switcher, process killer

11/05, 4:05pm

Quitling 2.0: app switcher, process killer

Quitling 2.0, a new incarnation of the $10 shareware application switcher and process killer for OS X. It is (again) invoked from the menubar (previously in the dock), has all-new settings system and adds a host of other features.

Lucasfilm, Apple release new StarWars trailer

11/05, 1:55pm

Lucasfilm, Apple release new StarWars trailer

Lucasfilm and Apple today released its anticipated trailer for Star Wars Episode II, "Breathing". Users register in the Member Services area for starwars.com to view the 60-second trailer. It is only available in QuickTime, and while the trailer is available in three different sizes, the largest broadband version requires QuickTime 5 Pro.

Adobe ships Illustrator 10, adds OS X support

11/05, 1:50pm

Adobe ships Illustrator 10, adds OS X support

Adobe is now shipping Illustrator 10, its industry-standard vector graphics software. It offers support for symbols, object-based slicing, dynamic data-driven graphics, and OS X. The $400 application is available as a $150 upgrade.

Motorola revs G5, up to 2.4GHz samples

11/05, 1:45pm

Motorola revs G5, up to 2.4GHz samples

Motorola has released the latest v0.6 update to its PowerPC 8500, the "G5", processor that boosts AltiVec performance (although it is not yet at G4-performance levels) and delivers consistent 1GHz and faster clock speeds, including a few CPU samples as fast as 2.4GHz and a "considerable number operating at 1.6GHz.

Comdex Fall 2001 to feature \"tech zones\"

11/05, 1:30pm

Comdex Fall 2001 to feature \"tech zones\"

Key3Media Group has announced the creation of seven technology/content zones for the upcoming Comdex Fall 2001 conference. The zones target IT Managers, Developers, Business Managers, Web Professionals, Small Business Executives, Technology Vendors and Channel Professionals in separate floor spaces. Comdex Fall 2001 is scheduled to run November 12-16, 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Apple slapped with racial discrimination suit

11/05, 12:40pm

Apple slapped with racial discrimination suit

An ex-Apple employee has brought a $40 million lawsuit against the company for racial discrimination.

New CD-RW/DVD combo drive from Sony

11/05, 12:30pm

New CD-RW/DVD combo drive from Sony

Sony today introduced a "stylish" ultra-slim portable CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo drive, which is available with both PC Card and USB 2.0 interfaces. The $330 drive supports a 20X maximum write speed, has an 8MB buffer, and includes Sony's Power-Burn technology for preventing buffer under-run and writing errors due to mechanical shocks. Additionally, the USB 2.0 version includes Mac software such as B's Recorder Gold, Dantz Retrospect Express, ArcSoft PhotoBase (manage/share media collections), PhotoStudio 2000 for image editing, and VideoImpression for creating and editing videos. The PC card version is expected to ship this month (with an additional $30 mail-in rebate), while the USB 2.0 version will ship next month.

ShadowKiller 1.1: removes OS X shadows

11/05, 12:30pm

ShadowKiller 1.1: removes OS X shadows

ShadowKiller 1.1 is a minor update to the freeware OS X "haxie" that "removes window and menu shadows in MacOS X. This changes the look of MacOS X completely, and speeds up its operation for slower Macs (such as G3)."

Miglia ships ATA133 card, firmware upgrade

11/05, 12:25pm

Miglia ships ATA133 card, firmware upgrade

Miglia Technology is now shipping its AlchemyATA133 as well as a Version 2. 0 firmware upgrade that allows Alchemy ATA100 card owners to update it to the ATA133 specification. The new Alchemy ATA133 card offers 133MB/s available bandwidth for data transfer and will also support hard drives that are over 137GB. The company also promises to make a free utility available for pre-G3 PowerMacs that will "enhance the audio and video playback on these machines when using the Alchemy ATA products. "

iEvents 1.3 generates custom calendars

11/05, 12:25pm

iEvents 1.3 generates custom calendars

iEvents 1.3, a $20 shareware utility that generates custom calendars, features improved HTML output for single month calendar sites, improved Type 1 Style selection preview, improved Graphite Style, and fixes a few bugs. YENCO.COM has also released new Ruby, Snow, Indigo, and Titanium Styles.

Orange Micro ships 5-port USB 2.0 hub

11/05, 12:25pm

Orange Micro ships 5-port USB 2.0 hub

Orange Micro is now shipping its $60 OrangeUSB 2.0 Hub. The 5-port is fully "backward compatible" with all existing USB products, ships with an AC power adapter, and will be available in large quantities by mid-November.

SmartLaunch 1.2: keyboard-based launcher

11/05, 12:25pm

SmartLaunch 1.2: keyboard-based launcher

JacobQL has released SmartLaunch 1.2, a freeware utilty that offers keyboard-based launching of applications: "If you type part of the name of the application a list will show all applications on your local hard drives with names containing the text you've written." [site temporarily unavailable]

Weblet Shopping offer pre-built Web cart

11/05, 12:25pm

Weblet Shopping offer pre-built Web cart

Weblet Shopping for Lasso and CDML are petite collections of format files and databases to get you started building your own system. Weblet Shopping provides a full-featured, web based shopping cart that you can use all by itself, merge with your existing solution, or modify. It includes everything needed to publish a product database using a web shopping cart.

HP posts new OS X drivers for inkjets

11/05, 9:40am

HP posts new OS X drivers for inkjets

Late last week, HP posted new OS X drivers for its inkjet printers. HP Deskjet 1.2 includes its HP DeskJet 800 (USB), 900, 1125, 1200, cp1160, and cp1700 printers.

New personal server helps share media

11/05, 9:35am

New personal server helps share media

Memora Server is described as "the first" Personal Server software for OS X, offering the ability to access pictures, movies and music through any browser on the Internet. The $150 application offers individual, password-protected access to "as much (or as little) of their content as they [users] like."

Time Palette Classic 4.1.1: world-time tool

11/05, 9:30am

Time Palette Classic 4.1.1: world-time tool

Trygve Inda has released an update to his shareware ($20) world-time and mapping tool, Time Palette Classic 4.1.1. The maintenance release slightly improves performance when running in the background and relaxes restrictions in the trial version.

InsideScan 1.5.2: FileMaker image plugin

11/05, 9:25am

InsideScan 1.5.2: FileMaker image plugin

InsideScan 1.5.2 is an image management plug-in that lets you handle your images in a FileMaker Pro database. It offers direct scanner/video acquisition via TWAIN plug-ins, export/import routines supporting a variety of formats (including batch processing), drawing tools, thumbnail generation, and access to image information.

Reader: iPod ships from Apple Store

11/05, 9:25am

Reader: iPod ships from Apple Store

Frédéric Miserey reports receiving shipment notification of his iPod order from the Apple Store: "But no power supply yet. The weird thing is that they ship my second order first (I ordered one iPod on 10/24, then an other one with developer discount on 10/25)"

Tech: Passport flaw, Palm handheld lead

11/05, 9:15am

Tech: Passport flaw, Palm handheld lead

Morning tech news: Microsoft has acknowledged that its "Passport" technology has a serious design flaw that could have allowed hackers to steal credit card numbers and personal information; Palm has regained the lead in handheld device revenues over Compaq; and the proposed DOJ-Microsoft settlement was "hurried" in an effort to beat the court-imposed deadline for a settlement proposal.

Sharp introduces new LCD monitors

11/05, 9:10am

Sharp introduces new LCD monitors

Sharp has announced two new professional LCD data monitors, the $400 Sharp LL-T15V1, a 15.0" XGA (1024 x 768) analog monitor, and the $1,100 Sharp LL-T1811W, a high-end 18.1" SXGA (1280 x 1024) dual-video input analog/digital DVI monitor. Both include a USB hub, high-contrast and bright screens, a 3-year warranty, and standard VESA compliant mount options.

FileMaker Pro 5.5 Unlimited now shipping

11/05, 9:00am

FileMaker Pro 5.5 Unlimited now shipping

FileMaker is now shipping the worldwide English version of FileMaker Pro 5.5 Unlimited, which offers an unlimited number of Webconnections to FileMaker databases published on the Web. It also offers an improved FileMaker Pro Web Companion for publishing databases instantly to an intranet or the Internet, and a Java-based FileMaker Web Server Connector for improved performance, load balancing and better data security.

Evergreen announces bundles, USB 2.0 devices

11/05, 8:45am

Evergreen announces bundles, USB 2.0 devices

Evergreen today announced new fireLINE 1394 Hardware Networking Bundles and new USB 2.0-based peripherals.

VideoClix: interactive video authoring app

11/05, 8:30am

VideoClix: interactive video authoring app

The new interactive video authoring application, VideoClix, offers the ability to add interactivity to 'Video Objects', allowing viewers to receive "feedback by clicking on actual items in the video, purchasing the products, playing along in game shows or voting without even having to stop the stream." The $650 QuickTime-based application also provdes consumer behavior and vital marketing data and supports Mpeg1, AVI, Flash, DV, and other QuickTime formats.

IHT authors asks \"Why Buy a Mac?\"

11/05, 8:25am

IHT authors asks \"Why Buy a Mac?\"

The International Herald Tribune is soliciting answers from Apple enthusiasts to the "Why Buy a Mac?" question, after the author was unable to get a satisfying response from Apple.

Archer 2.0: free multimedia player for OS X

11/05, 8:25am

Archer 2.0: free multimedia player for OS X

Eridanus today released Archer 2.0, an update to the free multimedia player for OS X that includes the ability to delete images from the slide show or hard drive as well improved navigation commands for international users.

AdobePS 8.7.3: printer driver updated

11/05, 3:30am

AdobePS 8.7.3: printer driver updated

AdobePS 8.73 is an update to Adobe's Postscript printer driver described as a "maintenance release that provides fixes for bugs reported in previous versions of the driver."

iPreplace 1.0: new Web search/replace utility

11/05, 3:30am

iPreplace 1.0: new Web search/replace utility

iReplace 1.0 is a $13 shareware for advanced search and replace designed primarily for web documents: "[it] can specify multiple items to find and replace or just to search for those items [and] allows you to select special characters (such as ) and will replace those with the html equal for those items. [Classic, Carbon]

WebSTAR V special promo for OS X users

11/05, 3:15am

WebSTAR V special promo for OS X users

4D, Inc has announced a special $300 pricing on WebSTAR V for all OS X Server 1.x and OS X Server 10.x users. The license special includes updates and support for one year, with additional support and updates provided for a membership rate of $179 per year. The company says that unrenewed licenses will not expire, however they also will not accept important updates, including a forthcoming update, which it says is already under development, and will "include performance tuning, additional language localization and much more."

ChessWorks 3: freeware chess app gets updated

11/05, 3:15am

ChessWorks 3: freeware chess app gets updated

ChessWorks 3.0, a free multiplayer chess game from Ekim software, is playable over the internet or a LAN. Version 3, developed "from the ground up," offers more features and improved stability, including game clocks, more customization, full PGN support, resizable graphics, and much more. [Classic, Carbon]

New text converter based on Apple TEC

11/05, 3:10am

New text converter based on Apple TEC

Tomasz Kukielka has posted Cyclone 1.5, a new version of freeware text converter based on Apple Text Encoding Converter engine. Version 1.5 adds support for explicit setting of line breaks and is now packaged as a bundle for OS X and includes new OS X icons. [Classic, Carbon]

Can Combine Icons 1.1: icon util for OS X

11/05, 3:05am

Can Combine Icons 1.1: icon util for OS X

Can Combine Icons 1.1 is a $5 shareware utility that merges icons into user-selected patterns and can "be used to create custom folder icons for programs, to design icon sets or to spice up the desktop."

Readers: more openings, upcoming location

11/05, 3:00am

Readers: more openings, upcoming location

Tadd Torborg has posted photos of the Tice's Corner Apple Store Grand Opening over the weekend. Meanwhile, Paul Worthington has posted some early photos of another location: "A new upscale outdoor mall--they call it a "lifestyle center"-- called Aspen Grove is opening in Littleton.

Apple data recovery instructions for iTunes 2

11/05, 3:00am

Apple data recovery instructions for iTunes 2

Apple has released official data recovery instructions for iTunes 2 installer issue, noted here over the weekend. The corrupt installer, replaced by a new iTunes 2.01 installer for OS X, was available on Apple's site from 7:30 pm PT on November 2 until 11:30 am PT on November 3.

New pictures at Pixel Mountain Desktops

11/05, 2:55am

New pictures at Pixel Mountain Desktops

Pixel Mountain Desktop Pictures has five new pictures: four mountain lake scenes and one photograph of Alcatraz Island. Each is available in five screen sizes. In the following weeks, over 25 new pictures will be added as well.

PowerMail 3.1b1 gets IMAP, OS X 10.1 support

11/05, 2:50am

PowerMail 3.1b1 gets IMAP, OS X 10.1 support

CTM Development has released the first public beta of PowerMail 3.1b1, its $50 e-mail application. It has over 20 new features including the reinstituted support for the IMAP 4 rev1 protocol as well as AppleScript improvements and full support for Mac OS X 10.1 Both English and French user-interfaces are also included and selected automatically based on the operating system language.

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