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Haxial TextEdit 1.0 released
Haxial TextEdit v1.0 is a simple and free text editor that edits plain text Files in Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X. Included are basic Find & Replace features as well as the ability to alter the application's color scheme and style.
Last day for Exhibits-Only pass, subscription
Today is the final day to register for a free Exhibits-Only pass to IDG's Macworld Expo New York 2002 in New York City. Priority code "E-NY02A" enables Mac enthusiasts to receive basic access to the expo and a six-month subscription to Macworld magazine.
osx.macnn.com Mac OS X news
osx.macnn.com has notes on IGG Software's AtWork 2.4, Password Retriever 3.5.2 and other Mac OS X software updates.
Gates acknowledges benefits of proposed rules
c|net offers insight into the cross-examination of Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates during this morning's court hearing in the ongoing Microsoft antitrust case. Gates admitted that some of the proposed restrictions on the software giant would have prevented Microsoft from threatening to cease development of Mac Office if Apple Computer had not installed Internet Explorer on new computers.
Apple slammed for \'ethics\'
"University professor" and creationism proponent Dr. Richard Paley recently declared Apple Computer a solicitor of "Godless Darwinism and Communism." Paley likens open source projects such as Apple's Darwin to communism and says that the majority Computer Programmers are "Atheists and Pagans." Dr. Paley further denounces Apple as anti-Christian in its use of the "perverse" 'Think Different' advertising campaign that purportedly incites wavering from the "Christian upbringing" through mind control. Paley also criticizes PBS and Pokémon, and calls for the reclamation of Halloween by the Christian community.
IGG Software releases AtWork revision
IGG Software has released AtWork v2.4, a Cocoa-based billing and invoicing application tailored exclusively for Mac OS X. New features include project statistics for contractors, a project database manager, interface improvements and general code maintenance. Pricing ranges from $9 to $18. [Site not updated]
Password Retriever 3.5.2 fixes bugs, prefs.
Password Retriever 3.5.2 is a 448-bit password storage utility that allows multiple passwords to be stored in one, simple application. The update fixes a few bugs, and adds a random password generator as well as better user preferences; price is $12. [Classic, Carbon]
Black & Bleu 5.1 offers free licenses to app
Bleu Rose is offering free licenses to users of their software -- Black & Bleu -- that can find any error codes not included in the software. Version 5.1 includes almost 6000 error codes with detailed explinations for almost all Apple applications.
K-Lendar 2.0: iPod compatible calendar
K-Lendar v2.0 is an update to the $15 desktop calendar that is compatible with Apple's iPod. It allows meetings to be sorted by time, comments, or descriptions. Enhancements include better compatibility with all iPods, bug fixes and other user improvements.
Mac Business Expo to be held on May 2
Apple has announced The Macintosh Business Expo, which is scheduled for Thursday, May 2nd at the Oregon Convention Center. The expo will feature John Brandon, Apple's Vice President of the Americas and Asia Pacific, as keynote speaker, as well as product demonstrations and prizes.
MegaSeg: audio mixing application
MegaSeg 2.1 is a MP3 mixer and cataloger that uses choosen tracks on hard drives and cross-fades between them for unique DJ-ing effects. The software features multiple outputs, and now includes Mac OS X support, a revised manual, improved keyboard shortcuts, and bug fixes.
HP introduces 3 new business inkjets
HP yesterday introduced three new business inkjet printers: The HP Business Inkjet 2230, 2280 and 2280tn printers offer the high-print quality, high-volume capacity (up to 10,000 pages per month) and robust networking functions via an optional EIO printer server. The updated printer line offers a faster processor, double the memory and a new normal speed-optimized print mode. Features include 7.5 ppm color/11 ppm monochrome printing, 1200 x 600 dpi resolution, four-color output, and networking functions for workgroup connectivity. The HP 2230 ($400) is the base model; the HP 2280 ($600) includes an additional Nansa card with PCL5/PL3 emulation functions, and the 2280tn ($1000) has a Nansa card, an EIO print server and second tray. (These require the EIO internal print server for Mac compatibility.)
AppleWorks 6.2.4 for English International
Mark Etherington notes that the AppleWorks OS X 6.2.4 updater and the AppleWorks 6.2.3 for Mac OS 9 for international English systems is now available online. (We noted the English updater release earlier this month.)
Qdea releases beta of Synchronize! X Plus
Qdea today released Synchronize! X Plus 1.0b1, a free beta of its $30 personal file synchronization and backup utility. It offers support for 255-character Unicode file names and OS X file permissions, maximum-speed file transfers using pre-emptive multitasking to full advantage, and automatic unattended operation (with passwords automatically supplied for connections to network servers).
HotApp 1.3: improves keyboard utility for OSX
HotApp 1.3, a keyboard-based system utility for OS X, now includes an installer/de-installer, support for AppleScript, WebDAV support, an application filter when switching applications, volume control, drag & drop support, improved printing supported, and new Spanish- and German- localizations.
Sony Vaio desktop vs iMac comparison
Sony's Vaio desktop edges out the iMac in Popular Science's latest head-to-head computer shootout: "Both systems deliver on the digital hub claim. If price were no object, which would I rather have in my home? The Sony, because it's a better-rounded system for the digital content that matters to me."
Drop Drawers 1.5.9: \"drawers\" for storage
Sig Software's $20 shareware Drop Drawers 1.5.9 is an update to the "revolutionary user-interface enhancement" which provides floating drawers on the sides of monitors to store text, URLs, aliases, scripts, pictures, sounds, movies and anything else. It adds the ability to have drawers with no tabs, rearranged drawer menus and many other minor fixes and improvements. [Classic, OSX]
DockFun! 2.6.1 adds Dock Inspector
DockFun! 2.6.1 adds a new Dock inspector module to view the properties of the current dock, an Undo command, the ability to launch applications on another dock (without starting it up), and other enhancements. The utility offers the ability to run up to ten Dock configurations.
MacSpeech releases iListen 1.2.1
iListen 1.2.1 brings improved stability to MacSpeech's $100 flagship speech recognition software. It can now correctly import AppleScripts as well as newly created commands and commands.
Adobe intros wireless Web authoring tool
Adobe has announced a new wireless authoring module for GoLive 6.0 that enables designers and developers to create and adapt visually engaging Web content for Nokia mobile phones. Developers can create services that can now include audio, images, and video with text. (The press release notes it will be available at Nokia's Developer Website.)
PageSender 1.0 sends emails, eFaxes
Page Sender 1.0 from Smile Software sends anything you can print under Mac OS X as an E-mail or eFax. It offers an E-mail (or eFax) envelope when you print to send documents as a Portable Document File (PDF). It is $20.
Valentina 1.9: new release of database
Paradigma Software's Valentina 1.9 adds support for databases larger than 2GB, compact/defragment commands, base object encryption, a new C/Pascal Library, and a COM object for access from more development environments. Versions are available for Microsoft Visual C++, Metrowerks CodeWarrior, Java, COM compatible products (Visual Basic, Delphi, PowerBuilder), REAL Software's REALbasic, Macromedia Director, Purity Software's WebSiphon and all XCMD compatible products.
Audio Toolbox 1.0: audio function generator
Black Cat Systems has released Audio Toolbox 1.0.0, a $20 shareware audio function generator that can produce sine, square, triangle, and sawtooth waveforms of any frequency up to 22 kHz, as well as generate noise. It offers full control over the frequency, type and volume of each sound produced.
Omni Group to ship important update
The Omni Group is expected to unveil a major product upgrade this week as the company reorganizes its online store and product offerings. The Omni Group is a leading developer of Mac OS X-native applications written in the Objective-C development language. The company's offerings include OmniWeb, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner and OmniDiskSweeper -- an array of products widely adopted by Mac OS X power users.
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