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Apps: Front Row, Compressor, Qmaster

updated 06:05 pm EDT, Tue September 12, 2006

Front Row, Compressor

  • Front Row 1.3 (bundled with certain Macs) provides for improved iTunes compatibility. Owners of Macs that support Front Row can update via their Software Update utility in Mac OS X. [Download - 5.2MB (direct download link unavailable)]

  • Compressor 2.3 and Qmaster 2.3 (bundled with Final Cut Pro) Compressor 2 is designed to ease digital duplication and content delivery, giving editors a complete set of tools for generating video for use on the iPod, the Web, wireless devices, and DVD. The software is usable on a single workstation, or across an entire network of Macs on Xsan for high-performance encoding. [Download - unknown (direct download link unavailable)]

  • FontExplorer X 1.1 (free) enables activation of single fonts in a suitcase (Mac OS X 10.4 only) in the font management software, and supports duplicate import as well as labels. Users can hide collections via a checkbox in the sources list, and conflict table columns are customizable in FontExplorer X 1.1. [Download - 9.6MB]

  • Lab Tick 0.6.2 (free) enables PowerBook and MacBook Pro owners to adjust the keyboard illumination, rather than depending on the operating system to handle brightness control. Lab Tick 0.6.2 features a single slider to control keyboard backlighting brightness, offering French localization in the latest revision. [Download - 580KB]

  • Mactracker 4.0.6 (free) provides detailed information on every Mac ever made, adding the Mac Pro, mid-2006 17-inch iMac, the new Xserve, and more. The software includes information on Apple mice, keyboards, displays, printers, scanners, digital cameras, iPods, AirPort Base Stations, Newton, and Mac OS versions. [Download - 10.2MB]

  • Code Collector 1.0b2 and Transceiver 1.0b1 (free, free) Code Collector provides a searchable database of useful code, offering quick search functionality. Transceiver retrieves recently-played songs from, offering users the song data to use as desired. [Download - 588KB and 956KB]

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