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Goliath WebDAV utility updated for bugs
Goliath v0.9.1 is a maintenance revision of the Web site manager and creator for Mac OS 9/X from Thomas Bednarz. The update corrects several bugs from previous releases, improves overall Mac OS X performance and usability, and includes a more complete Classic installer. Goliath helps users create and manage Web sites; the application represents the first WebDAV implementation on the Macintosh. [Classic, Carbon]
GeForce4 Ti now available as standalone kit
The highly-anticipated, and initially delayed, NVIDIA GeForce4 Titanium for Macintosh is now available for purchase as a standalone Graphics Card Kit for $400. The card was previously available exclusively as a BTO (Built To Order) option for Power Mac G4 owners. The GeForce4 Titanium works with any Power Mac G4 that has an onboard 4x AGP slot. The card sports 128MB of DDR RAM and can process over 1.23 trillion operations per second.
Newer announces NuPowr G4 Pismo upgrade
Newer today introduced the NuPowr G4 Pismo upgrade, a G4-based upgrade for the PowerBook G3 "FireWire" (aka "Pismo"). The G4 Pismo upgrade, which is available immediately for $300, allows owners of PowerBook G3 400MHz and 500MHz systems to upgrade to a G4/500MHz processor. Customers will be required to mail-in their laptops to NewerTech's facility in Wichita, Kansas and the compan is "committed to completing the install and testing, and return the systems within two weeks of their receipt and will also cover freight by FedEx 2nd Day for the customers to send in their components and for the return of their systems." (PowerLogix also announced a BlueChip Pismo G4 500 processor upgrade earlier today.)
Vapor 1.0 creates SSH-encrypted connections
AFP548.com has released Vapor 1.0, a freeware application that allows any OS X user to "create SSH-encrypted connections across the Internet to any SSH server and then tunnel most any IP-based service across it...users can create their own AppleShare VPN to a Mac OS X Server or create a tunnel through a server to the LAN interface of a user's firewall so it can be administered remotely with complete confidence in the security of the connection."
P.O. Toolbox: desktop tool for USPS
Intelli Innovations has released P.O. Toolbox 2.0, a major upgrade to its $90 US Postal Service-specific package management suite for OS X. P.O. Toolbox allows users to track packages, generate delivery confirmation labels in PDF format, calculate domestic and international rates, validate and complete addresses, and determine time-in-transit for various USPS service standards. It also includes a built-in database system for maintaining shipping manifests, including storage capabilities for item name, tracking number, internal order identifier, and a 10 kilobyte notes field for custom information. Each list can store thousands of items.
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GameRanger 3.0 preview released for OS X
Scott Kevill has announced GameRanger 3.0 with a preview release of his online gaming service. Version 3.0 has been "totally redesigned and rewritten from the ground up," offering support for OS X (as well as Classic compatibility). The service, with over 80,000 registered members, supports online multiplayer gameplay for over 90 game titles, including Age of Empires II, Aliens vs Predator, Giants: Citizen Kabuto, Quake III Team Arena, Risk II, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Scrabble, Stronghold, and Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds.
Tech: Virus infects images, Xbox Live
Morning tech news: The "Perrun" virus is "the first to be able to cross from infecting a program to infecting data files, long considered safe from such threats [including images];" Microsoft unveiled plans to build a worldwide network called Xbox Live that will let gamers play over the Internet; and earlier this week a federal judge on Wednesday refused a motion from Microsoft to throw out the antitrust suit by nine states.
Synk 4: file, folder sync utility released
Synk 4 is another native Cocoa file synchronization app. The $15 shareware offers preview functions, "intelligent synchronization," and archival features that keeps and organizes every modified document (and optionally file permission changes).
HenWen network security package for OS X
Nick Zitzman's HenWen 1.0 is a network security package for OS X that makes it easy to configure and run Snort, a free Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS): "HenWen's goal is to simplify setting up and maintaining software that will scan network traffic for undesirable traffic a firewall may not block. Everything you need to have is bundled in; there is no compiling or command line use necessary." It is free for personal, non-profit, education, and government use. (The download also includes LetterStick, a small app that provides user notification of alerts in real-time.)
Burst: addictive puzzle game posted
Dracosoft has released Burst 1.0, which it describes as "a highly addictive arcade/puzzle game. Line up balloons and watch them Burst. Use special items and point bonuses for enhanced entertainment." The $10 shareware runs on both Classic and OS X. [Classic, Carbon]
FoldersSynchronizer offers sync, backup
Softobe's FoldersSynchronizer 3.0B2 is a $40 Cocoa utility for syncing or backing up files/folders/disks. It features preview functions, drag & drop support, background operation, the ability to resolve aliases/sym links, multiple session support, filter files by name, email notification, and support for Unix permissions.
Textation 1.1b4: QuickTime text editor beta
Feelorium's Textation 1.1b4 is a beta of the QuickTime text track editor. It adds an Automatic Preview function, allows import of a text file into a new text track, adds half- and double-size menu items, and other enhancements. A release version of the $23 shareware is available online as well. [release, beta]
G4 upgrade for \'Pismo\' PowerBooks
PowerLogix today announced the BlueChip Pismo G4 500 processor upgrade for PowerBook G3 "Pismo" (aka "FireWire or G3 2000 PowerBook) laptops. The upgrade features a Motorola PowerPC G4-7410 processor running at 500 MHz and "requires that the the original processor card have its G3 processor removed, and replaced with the G4-7410....Customers who wish to have their laptop upgraded with the BlueChip Pismo send the laptop to PowerLogix. The original processor card is verified and tested prior to the chip swap, and retested prior to shipment back to the customer. Turnaround time is guaranteed to be five business days or less for domestic customers." The $330 BlueChip Pismo will be available for order June 17, is warranted for two years, and includes Fedex overnight shipping both ways. A special introductory discount of $30 will be available through July, 2002.
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