SpamSieve Updated to 2.6.2

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Date: Friday, May 4th, 2007, 14:36
Category: Software

SpamSieve, Michael Tsai’s pretty-near-essential e-mail filtering utility, has just been updated to version 2.6.2.
The new version, a 3.9 megabyte download, adds the following changes and fixes:
-Made changes to prevent a crash on Mac OS X 10.4.9 when quitting in response to a mail program quitting.
-Slight changes for better accuracy.
-Fixed regression where the Import Addresses… command didn’t always work for text files in the default encoding.
-Blocklist and whitelist rules that use Body (any text part) can now match text from the headers of bounced messages (which e-mail clients often display as part of the message body).
-The Software Update feature now checks whether the updated version can run on your installed version of Mac OS X.
-Better logging of messages that don’t have a sender.
-Fixed a threading bug.
-Made an optimization to the Apple Mail plug-in.
-Adjusted the setup instructions for Apple Mail to avoid problem with the Previous Recipients list.
-Modernized the crash reporter code.
-Updated the French and German localizations.
The program retails for a US$30.00 shareware registration fee and provides a 30 day trial period with which the test it. Spamsieve is currently compatible with Apple Mail, Emailer, Eudora, Entourage, GyazMail, Mailsmith, Outlook Express, PowerMail, or Thunderbird and requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later to run.
If you’ve tried the new version and noticed any major changes, let us know.


Nove Media Ships GlobeSurfer ICON USB Modem

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Date: Friday, May 4th, 2007, 13:29
Category: News

On Friday, German technology firm Nova Media announced the GlobeSurfer ICON 7.2 Ready, a USB modem for Mac desktops and laptops.
The GlobeSurfer ICON 7.2 Ready boasts support for HSDPA and 3GUMTS data connections with speeds up to 7.2 Mbps as well as EDGE and GRPS support according to MacNN. The unit will also include launch2net, a collection of scripts that allow for easy creation of mobile Internet connections for a wide number of providers.
The modem requires Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later to run and will ship in late May for US$410.00.


iWay Brings SD Card Images to iPod

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Date: Friday, May 4th, 2007, 09:29
Category: iPod

The guys over at The Unofficial Apple Weblog have pointed out yet another pretty cool thing. The iWay is a small device that connects an SD card to an iPod and allows its images to be displayed on the iPod’s screen. Pretty cool idea and the iPod’s screen tends to be brighter and clearer on average than that found on a digital camera.
The iWay retails for US$69.95 and is available in black and white. Certain specifications must be met and the iWay currently only functions with the 30, 60 and 80 gigabyte iPod Video units.
If you’ve tried one of these or a similar device, let us know.


Rhino Skin Announces New Laptop Cases

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Date: Friday, May 4th, 2007, 08:14
Category: News

On Thursday, Rhinoskin announced its new Universal Aluminum HardCase laptop carrying cases.
The case itself includes a series of mechanisms that restrain the laptop’s movement when the unit is opened or closed and according to MacNN, both hold the laptop in place as well as permit airflow to allow for ventilation. Users can choose between opening the HardCase’s cover and locking the screen in place or folding the case over to turn it into a laptop stand. The case also features retractable handles that can be used to carry the laptop and a shoulder strap with an accessory pack built in which can hold a power supply.
Pricing for the HardCase has yet to be announced and Rhino Skin has yet to update its web site with information pertaining to the product.
Further details to be posted as they become available.