Safari 1.3 Supports CSS Attributes for Form Elements

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Date: Tuesday, April 19th, 2005, 18:27
Category: Software

SafariApple gives us an early gift with Safari 1.3 – WYSIWYG / rich text editing. Also known as CSS attributes for form elements, it’s a part of the new Safari 1.3 and 2.0 releases (1.3 for Panther, 2.0 in Tiger).
According to Dave Hyatt’s Blog:

Those of you running Panther can now update to 10.3.9. This update includes Safari 1.3 and new versions of WebKit, WebCore, and JavaScriptCore that contain thousands of improvements we’ve made to the engine since Safari 1.2.
What you are getting is all of the new standards support, new WebKit capabilites, site compatibility fixes and performance optimizations that are also present in Safari 2.0 for Tiger. The layout engines for the two are virtually identical.

Dave goes on to highlight some of the features in Safari 1.3 on his blog.
I’m still a Firefox 1.0.3 man myself, what about you?

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Transform Usenet into Cultivated Collections

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Date: Tuesday, April 19th, 2005, 15:58
Category: Software

Brainchild has released version 1.5 of Picture Patrol, a program for Windows and Mac OS that automatically extracts pictures from thousands of articles posted in Usenet newsgroups. Read More…

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Drew Hamlin Software Releases Typeset

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Date: Tuesday, April 19th, 2005, 13:52
Category: Software

Drew Hamlin Software today released Typeset, a brand new product for Mac OS X that lets you sit down and pick the perfect font for your presentation, logo, or design.
Typeset is a full-featured font viewing utility designed for the creative professional. It lets you view collections of installed fonts and compare all of your fonts to find the one you’re looking for. Typeset can flag fonts of particular interest, help you create and manage styles for how you view your collections, display more details about particular fonts including copyright and version information, and also find font files on your hard drive.
Typeset is available now as a free download for Mac OS X from and can be purchased for only US$19. The demo version places restrictions on flagged font and style counts.

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Mac OS 10.3.9 Introduces Java Segmentation Fault (Updated 3x)

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Date: Tuesday, April 19th, 2005, 09:24
Category: Software

Some users are reporting problems after installing Mac OS 10.3.9 and Apple has posted a workaround for the Java Segmentation error plaguing many users. Read More…

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Mac OS 10.3.9 Released; iPhoto and iMovie Updated

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Date: Friday, April 15th, 2005, 22:36
Category: iLife, Software

Software UpdateApple released a slew of software updates today including Mac OS 10.3.9 and updates to iMovie HD 5.0.2, iPhoto 5.0.2 and iSight 1.0.3.

The 10.3.9 Update delivers overall improved compatibility and reliability for Mac OS X v10.3 “Panther” and is recommended for all users.
Improvements include:
– file sharing and directory services reliability for mixed Mac and PC networks
– Mail, Safari and Stickies application reliability
– compatibility for third party applications and devices
– previous standalone security updates

If you’ve got feedback on the updates with respect to a PowerBook, Drop me a line.

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Firefox 1.0.3 Update now Available

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Date: Friday, April 15th, 2005, 22:50
Category: Software

FirefoxAccording to Mozilla.org, Firefox 1.0.3 is an update that fixes a critical JavaScript engine memory heap disclosure bug and some other critical security and stability bugs.

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Mac OS 10.4 Tiger Upgrade Program, Certified Software

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Date: Wednesday, April 13th, 2005, 08:52
Category: Software

Apple is offering their Mac OS X Up-To-Date upgrade program to Mac OS X v10.4 “Tiger” for US$9.95. If you purchase a qualifying new Macintosh on or after April 12th, 2005 that does not have Mac OS X v10.4 “Tiger” included, you can upgrade to Tiger for US$9.95. The program ends on July 22nd 2005 and your order must be postmarked or faxed by July 9th 2005.
In related news, a reader asks:

Is there a central source to see what commercial and shareware software is certified for Tiger? I’m not upgrading this time around until 99% of the applications I use are certified. And even then I may wait. When Panther came out I had to spend about $2,000 for all of the software updates.

Contact us is you have any details.

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Comicblogging: Comic Life App Converts Photos into Comic Books

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Date: Tuesday, April 12th, 2005, 16:20
Category: Software

Comic LifeComicblogging is here: Plasq‘s new Comic Life takes images from your iPhoto library (or other image files) and converts them into beautiful full-color comic books. Just drag the images into a variety of pre-set layouts, add captions, speech/thought bubbles, and sound effects (POW!), and you’re done. You can share the images via the Web, .Mac, email, print them via iPhoto Kodak printing, or even publish an RSS feed.
I got the scoop as a regular reader of createdigitalmusic is one of the developers, so I’ve been playing with this for a couple of days. The app is simply incredible. It’s elegant and utterly Mac-like, with an iLife-style interface. Even cool sound effects (creaking and whooshing) as you manipulate elements, which should be annoying, are strangely fun.
US$39.95 – download now

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Stupid PowerBook Tricks: Sudden Motion Sensor Software

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Date: Monday, April 11th, 2005, 23:13
Category: Software

PowerBook Sudden Motion SensorApple added a feature called Sudden Motion Sensor (SMS) to the PowerBook line in early 2005. The sensor attempts to prevent data loss by parking the heads of an active disk drive after detecting a “sudden motion”, which could be due to strong vibrations or a fall. The SMS is also called the Mobile Motion Module, The Mac OS X kernel refers to it as “AMS,” for Apple Motion Sensor, so we’ll adopt the term “AMS” to refer to both the hardware and its software abstraction. Read More…

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myGmaps: Saves Google Maps

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Date: Monday, April 11th, 2005, 11:05
Category: Software

Another feature that I’ve been requesting at Google Maps (saved locations) is now available. The only issue is that it isn’t provided by Google. Read More…

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