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Web Watch automatically browses \'Net

04/16, 9:10pm

Web Watch automatically browses \'Net

Web Watch v1.0 is a $5 Mac OS X screensaver that automatically browses the Web, based on a user's favorite sites. Web Watch is compatible with Internet Explorer, Opera, and iCab; avoids disturbing other browser windows; and automatically closes pop-up windows.

Microsoft Office X Combined Updater v10.0.3

04/16, 8:05pm

Microsoft Office X Combined Updater v10.0.3

Microsoft Office X Combined Updater v10.0.3 combines several previously issued updates from Microsoft, including an Entourage Hotmail updater, which allows users to connect to the recently updated Hotmail email servers; URL Security update, which addresses a URL access security vulnerability; and Network Security Updater, which allows users to run Office v. X and its standalone programs more securely on a network.

Kensington releases mouse beta driver

04/16, 7:20pm

Kensington releases mouse beta driver

Kensington this week released the first pre-release version of MouseWorks for Mac OS X. MouseWorks v2.0b1 is intended for Mac OS X-savvy users who wish to offer general feedback and get an early look at the company's latest mouse software. This release is not intended for "mission critical" machines nor should full functionality be expected.

OS X: IE, Adium, OS X Server...

04/16, 5:15pm

OS X: IE, Adium, OS X Server...

osx.macnn.com notes Internet Explorer v5.1.4, Mac OS X Server v10.1.4, Adium v1.6b2, Microsoft keyboard driver updates, and the possibility of Mathlab for OS X.

Adobe updates \'Collections\'

04/16, 5:10pm

Adobe updates \'Collections\'

Along with the release of Photoshop 7.0, Adobe has updated its four software Collections -- Design, Web, Publishing, and Digital Video -- which includes Photoshop 7.0. Each collection sells for $1000, except for the Digital Video Collection, which is available for $1200.

Internet Explorer 5.1.4 fixes security prob.

04/16, 4:55pm

Internet Explorer 5.1.4 fixes security prob.

Microsoft has released a new version of their popular web browser, Internet Explorer v5.1.4. The update resolves all potential security vulnerabilities including a memory problem that could compromise the security of the computer. The update is available via Software Update.

OS X Server 10.1.4 improves mail handling

04/16, 3:40pm

OS X Server 10.1.4 improves mail handling

Apple has released Mac OS X Server 10.1.4, an update to their industrial strength server software. Improvements include SMTP relay exchange for sending mail to mail servers and allows delivery of mail from remote hosts that do not specify a name.

Mathworks considers OS X version of Mathlab

04/16, 3:35pm

Mathworks considers OS X version of Mathlab

According to O'Grady's PowerPage, Mathworks is considering a Mac OS X version of Mathlab, a technical packages widely used in engineering and science. Support for OS 9 was dropped several years ago, and hopeful users are looking for more support from the Mac community.

Web Watch surfs net while computer is idle

04/16, 3:30pm

Web Watch surfs net while computer is idle

Web Watch v1.0 is a screen saver for Mac OS X that browses a list of favorite internet sites and displays them in a browser while the computer is idle. The price is $5.

FWB updates privacy file utility suite

04/16, 2:55pm

FWB updates privacy file utility suite

FWB's SubRosa's Vol 1- File Utilities v1.02 is an update to the collection of applications for protectin data. It includes a 128-bit dynamic encryption utility, a shredder utility for permanently deleting files, and a free decryption utility. Version 1.02 fixes a problem when decrypting files located on a locked volume. A demo of the $30 utility is available online.

Amadeus II v3.5: disk-based audio utility

04/16, 2:20pm

Amadeus II v3.5: disk-based audio utility

HairerSoft has released Amadeus II v3.5, its shareware ($25) disk-based, visual waveform audio file editing and analyzing application for the MacOS and MacOS X. Amadeus II offers live audio recording, digitizing tapes and records, sampling from any external source and for editing and analyzing Mp3, Ogg Vorbis, AIFF, SoundDesigner II, QuickTime or WAVE files. It offers support for up to 2GB (up to 3 hours of CD-quality music) with extensive support for markers. Version 3.5 offers better performance under OS X, fast-foward/rewind playback functions, AltiVec enhancements, real-time VST effects, and advanced MP3 encoding (including support for LAME 3.91).

TiPaint releases new PB touch up paint kit

04/16, 2:15pm

TiPaint releases new PB touch up paint kit

TiPaint.com has released a new color paint kit for touching up the Titanium G4 PowerBook. It now offers the original "Light Silver" colored kit for the outer bezel of the PowerBook G4 as well as the new "Titanium" colored kit for the case itself. The individual touch-up kits, which have been reduced in price, now sell for $13 each, and a combo kit containing both colors sells for $20.

XLR8 announces updated InterView 2.0

04/16, 2:10pm

XLR8 announces updated InterView 2.0

XLR8 today announced it is shipping its updated InterView 2.0 with OS X support, allowing users to capture analog video through the USB port directly from any standard video source. The $90 device includes Strata Video Shop 4.5, an included upgrade to Quicktime Pro, EchoFX's OS X drivers and InterView Capture. The company said will announce the firmware upgrade program for the original InterView units in the near future.

Sophisticated Circuits tests new software

04/16, 1:50pm

Sophisticated Circuits tests new software

Sophisticated Circuits has released two new public betas for its USB products, Kick-off! 2.0 and PowerKey Pro Model 650 4.02. Kick-off! 2.0b1 adds nativ OS X compatibility to its flagship crash recovery tool; PowerKey 4.0.2b1 includes several improvements and bug fixes, including an "Admin" upgrade, which brings crash detection and recovery features of its Rebound! and Kick-off! products to USB PowerKey Pro.

F-Script 1.2: scripting for Cocoa

04/16, 1:10pm

F-Script 1.2: scripting for Cocoa

F-Script 1.2 is an open-source interactive and scripting environment; version 1.2 includes support for Mac OS X distributed object system, a powerful completion mechanism, an experimental graphical Key-Value browser, and more. F-Script is based on Smalltalk syntax and concepts, but uses the Cocoa object model and Cocoa frameworks.

Microsoft announces keyboard driver for OS X

04/16, 12:55pm

Microsoft announces keyboard driver for OS X

Microsoft today announced OS X drivers for its Microsoft line of keyboards (in addition to the mouse/trackball drivers released a few weeks ago). The company says that the new keyboard driver will work with all operating systems up to OS 10.1.2 (with drivers already available for Mac OS 8.6 and 9.x).

Graph-O-Matic 2.0: OpenGL-based calculator

04/16, 12:50pm

Graph-O-Matic 2.0: OpenGL-based calculator

Jon Klein has released Graph-O-Matic 2.0, his $20 shareware OpenGL-based graphing calculator for OS X. Version 2.0 adds a graphical equation editor, the ability to graph multiple equations simultaneously, the ability to save and load equation sets, and much more.

Adium 1.6b2 now in public testing

04/16, 12:45pm

Adium 1.6b2 now in public testing

Adam Iser has updated his popular (freeware) AOL instant messaging client, Adium 1.6b2. The public beta now includes buddy import/export functions, log searching, better contextual menus, warning support, and other bug fixes. [version updated]

Charla 1.6: open-source Yahoo! IM client

04/16, 12:40pm

Charla 1.6: open-source Yahoo! IM client

Peter Ammon's Charla 1.6 is an open-source Yahoo! chat client for OS X. It includes support for filter plug-ins, a regular expression filter, and saving and searching through the chat text. Source code and binaries are both available.

EndNote begins (private) beta testing

04/16, 9:40am

EndNote begins (private) beta testing

A MacNN reader writes that EndNote for OS X should be available soon, as select users have been invited to apply for the private beta test process. EndNote is a reference management and bibliography software package widely used in academia.

PowerTerm Interconnect supports OS X

04/16, 9:35am

PowerTerm Interconnect supports OS X

Ericom Software has released an OS X version of PowerTerm Interconnect, its terminal emulation application for running legacy, host-based applications. It offers customizable function keys, multiple concurrent sessions, menu bar, scalable and selectable fonts, intelligent copy and paste, FTP client, scripting, printing and more as well as supports applications running on a variety of hosts such as IBM Mainframe, IBM AS/400, Digital and Unix. Special competitive upgrade pricing is available for the $150 (single-user) license as well as site- and volume-licensing options. A demo is available.

Jasmine 1.5.2 adds pitch shifting

04/16, 9:20am

Jasmine 1.5.2 adds pitch shifting

Jasmine 1.5.2, the multitrack editor/mixer, has been updated for both Mac OS 9.x and OS X. Version 1.5.2 of the $40 utility adds pitch shifting and length alteration, allowing you to make a track shorter or longer without altering its pitch or to change a track's pitch without altering its length. [Classic, Carbon]

Adobe officially announces shipments of PS 7

04/16, 9:15am

Adobe officially announces shipments of PS 7

Adobe today announced the immediate availability of Photoshop 7.0, following our report this past weekend. Enhancements include a new File Browser for image organization (with rotate, sort, rank, and batch rename functions), a new Healing Brush for simplified photo retouching, and a new Painting Engine to simulate traditional painting techniques. Upgrades to the $610 application are $150 and include a "Best of Photoshop 7.0" training CD for a limited time. Adobe has also posted its new Photoshop 7.0 Scripting plug-in to automate repetitive tasks in JavaScript or AppleScript.

Chinese Rewriter X v1.1 supports Classic

04/16, 9:05am

Chinese Rewriter X v1.1 supports Classic

Chinese Rewriter X v1.1 is a text converter which converts texts between Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. It adds Mac OS 8.6-9 compatibility, automatic HTML encoding tag replacement, and improved contextual conversion for SC to TC conversion.

Formac kicks-off rebate program

04/16, 12:35am

Formac kicks-off rebate program

Formac is offering a $75 rebate on the Gallery 1740 flat-panel display to customers who purchase the unit alongside a Power Mac G4 or Adobe Photoshop 7 from a participating reseller. Customers who purchase the Gallery 1740 CAL display with color calibration technology alongside a new Power Mac or Photoshop 7 are eligible for a $100 rebate.

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