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Apple posts security patch for OS X
Apple has released Security Update 2002-09-20 for Mac OS X 10.2 via its Software Update application. The September 20th update includes new Terminal.app components that provide increased security to prevent "unauthorized access to applications, servers, and the operating system."
Cubase SX coming October 10th
Cubase SX for Mac OS X will ship October 10, according to an announcement made today by the developer. Cubase is a professional "virtual studio" audio recording solution used by amateurs and industry veterans to produce high-quality content.
Watcher: app regulates usage time
MGU Software today released Watcher 1.0.2, a new version of its Mac OS X tool for the automatic limitation of computer use time. Watcher "allows the owner of a computer to set up how long a given user can use the computer every day." Version 1.0.2 fixes major bugs with U.S. systems, and allows Watcher to be used with Mac OS X 10.2.
FirewireDirect \'okays\' Pioneer updater
FirewireDirect today certified the compatibility of Pioneer's latest DVD firmware with its DVD-R devices. FirewireDirect's external drives utilize Pioneer mechanisms. The company is recommending that all its DVD-R customers seek the updater, which is described as "non-urgent" but "necessary."
NewTek announces promo for Videographers
NewTek today announced a special offer where videographers can purchase LightWave 3D for $1000, a $600 discount. The offer is available to owners of After Effects, Photoshop, AVID, Media 100, Premiere, Final Cut, or Hollywood FX and ends September 30th, 2002.
Blobber 1.2 modfies system cursor in Jaguar
Baxter Computer has released Blobber 1.2, an update to its cursor switcher for Mac OS 10.2 Jaguar that now features animated previews, an improved interface, and other enhancements.
iData Pro for Classic gets Palm connectivity
Casady & Greene today announced the addition of Palm connectivity to its iData Pro database application for Classic. iData Pro 1.0.3c now includes iData Remote, which allows users to sync iData Datafiles directly into their Palm OS-compatible handheld devices. iData Pro stores and organizes any type of info and offers a fast search engine finds with advanced options. It is available for $40.
iBirthday 1.3 helps remember special events
EZPZapps has released iBirthday 1.3, a $15 shareware personal desktop application which reminds users of birthdays and other special events. The built-in email functions allow users to write messages in advance and automatically send selected the on specific dates. Version 1.3 adds calculation of age, a year field, and the ability to calculate and display the number of days until an event. Users can also now use the application for free with certain "important says," including the recently released 'General Roman Calendar of Saints.' [Classic, OSX]
Dantz provides SCSI card report under OS X
Dantz passed along a cautionary note about using Adaptec SCSI controllers under Mac OS X, noting that they do not function in a consistent, reliable manner and recommending the use of the latest Initio Miles firmware for Mac OS X 10.2 for use under OS X.
Adobe rebrands Adobe Studio Exchange
Adobe today announced that it is rebranding its Web site for the designer and developer community. Now called Adobe Studio Exchange, it allows Adobe designers and developers to upload and download thousands of easy-to-install add-ons for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and GoLive. It also holds more than 5,000 files contributed by more than 180,000 members, and is part of Adobe Studio, a Web resource for users to learn tips and tricks and share ideas with other members of the design community.
LaunchBar 3.2.3 improves keyboard launcher
Objective Development's LaunchBar 3.2.3 is an update to its popular $40 keyboard launcher utility, It brings improved Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar support; now reads Chimera, Mozilla and iCab bookmark files; supports "Group vCard" files exported from the new 10.2 Address Book; adds a preference option to remove duplicate items from the search result; more choices for activation hotkeys; and better performance when scanning for files.
iCab 2.8.2 brings Jaguar fixes, features
Salvage 1.1 helps recover digital images
Andrew Toth's Salvage 1.1, a tool for recovering digital camera pictures from corrupt media, improves support for Canon cameras. It requires Mac OS 8.6 or later, MRJ 2.2.4 or later, and Disk Copy 6.3.3. Unregistered copies of the $25 utility will recover the first two pictures in a disk image and report the total number recoverable pictures.
Ellison resigns from Apple Board of Directors
Apple today announced that Larry Ellison, chairman and chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation, is resigning from Apple's Board of Directors: "I will continue to offer my advice to Steve and the executive management team at Apple, but my schedule does not currently allow me to attend enough of the formal board meetings to warrant a role as a director."
Griffin PowerMate 1.5 adds new functions
Griffin today released PowerMate 1.5 drivers for both Mac OS 9 and OS X. The updated drivers for its $45 PowerMate USB Multimedia Controller software add several features including "Long-Click", a new assignable Action and "Eject Key," which allows the PowerMate to function as an Eject Button. [Classic, OSX]
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