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Apple adds more support for CD-RW drives

08/09, 4:45pm

Apple adds more support for CD-RW drives

Apple has released the Disc Recording Update 1.3.5 for Mac OS X. The update adds additional support for CD-RW drives from LaCie, EZquest and Iomega. A list of current drives supported is available.

Auction Tender: OS X auction manager

08/09, 4:40pm

Auction Tender: OS X auction manager

Auction Tender v4 is a Mac OS X application ($20) that manages online auctions. The latest version brings a new interface that features improved compatibility with auction houses such as eBay.

ImageCaster 1.0.2 gains AppleScript support

08/09, 4:00pm

ImageCaster 1.0.2 gains AppleScript support

ImageCaster 1.0.2, Econ Technologies easy to use webcam applicatoin, now gained full AppleScript support. The new Scriptors Kit gives examples of code that can take advantage of ImageCaster's capabilities. The $20 applicatoin requires Mac OS X.

Consumer Reports gives Apple high marks

08/09, 1:05pm

Consumer Reports gives Apple high marks

Consumer Reports has given Apple top marks among other PC makers for Technical Support, beating out Dell, Gateway, HP and Compaq. Apple also scored high marks for the number of repairs that were needed on systems during the past five years, only being beaten by Dell.

Alarm Clock S.E. 3.0 gains speed, more

08/09, 12:55pm

Alarm Clock S.E. 3.0 gains speed, more

Alarm Clock S.E. v3.0 is a shareware ($7) alarm clock for Mac OS X. The clock can run shell and Applescripts, wake up to music, or remind users of appointments at any time. The latest version has been entirely rewritten, sporting improved speed and response and much more.

SQLBoss Developer: front end builder for SQL

08/09, 12:10pm

SQLBoss Developer: front end builder for SQL

SQLBoss Developer, an easy to use database front end builder, is now available for Mac OS 9 & X. It allows users to maintain data and retrieve it without using any SQL commands. Features include desgin layouts, fully object oriented, an event builder and more.

Eight iDVD themes released

08/09, 10:20am

Eight iDVD themes released

Backdrops Vol. 2: Themes for iDVD now contains full themes for iDVD, with animated and motion backdrops, custom buttons and music. The set features 8 themes, ranging from Sea Grass to Jungle Cat to Spectral Mist. The CD set is priced at $15.

DockFun! 3.0.1: run infinite number of Docks

08/09, 10:10am

DockFun! 3.0.1: run infinite number of Docks

DockFun! v3.0.1 is a shareware ($15) tool to run an infinite number of Mac OS X's Dock configurations. The small maintenance update fixes bugs from the previous release.

\'Jaguar\' name cannot be used in Australia

08/09, 8:35am

\'Jaguar\' name cannot be used in Australia

A MacNN reader notes why the Mac OS X 'Jaguar' name cannot be used in Australia. "This has to do with Ford Motor Company's intellectual property of the name 'Jaguar'. Apparently there is a car with the same name ;-). Apple Australia's website reflects this as their is no mention of Jaguar on their Mac OS X site." Numerous readers also note that the name 'Jaguar' cannot be used on the European box or by retailers, although people will still know it by name. [updated]

MadisonLine reduces power adapter prices

08/09, 8:25am

MadisonLine reduces power adapter prices

MadsonLine has reduced pricing to thier AC adapters for PowerBook G4s and iBooks (Dual USB). The "world's smallest" PowerBook AC apdapter weighs just 5oz, and features heavy duty, 30" 20 wire gauge DC cord, automatically adjusting power supply between 240-100 volts AC and more. The MicroAdapter is now $76; the Auto/Air Adapter is now $144; the Airline Cord Travel Set is now $87.

SyncDek 4.1 syncs FMP databases

08/09, 8:15am

SyncDek 4.1 syncs FMP databases

SyncDeK 4.1, the latest version of the tool for enabling synchronization of a distributed set of FileMaker Pro databases, has been released. It adds support for FileMaker 6 and Mac OS X as well as other features.

TypeJet 1.0.1 adds full keyboard support

08/09, 8:10am

TypeJet 1.0.1 adds full keyboard support

ArcaneWare has updated its Mac OS 9 & X font viewing utility, TypeJet 1.0.1. It features automatic or user defined grouped font sets, a live search feature, slideshow, and now full keyboard support to the main window and more. The shareware utility is $11. [Classic, Carbon]

Keyboard Maestro 1.2b1 brings new features

08/09, 8:00am

Keyboard Maestro 1.2b1 brings new features

Keyboard Maestro v1.2b1 is a utility that allows users to define keyboard shortcuts in Mac OS X. It now features a Window Switcher and Select Menu Item hot key action. The Window Switcher feature presents a pop-up menu of of the current application's windows with a user-configurable keystroke. The Select Menu Item hot key action allows the user to add to his hot key macros the ability to select any menu item in any application simply by name. A free "lite" version is available; the full version is $20.

Harpoon3: real-time naval warfare simulation

08/09, 7:55am

Harpoon3: real-time naval warfare simulation

Harpoon3 v3.5.3.1, a real-time naval warfare simulation game for Mac OS 9 & X, is now available. New features include better messaging, a new registration system and bug fixes for Mac OS X 10.1.5 as well as Jaguar. A demo is available; the full version is $40.

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