Macaroni 1.4.2 released

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Date: Monday, July 14th, 2003, 15:50
Category: Software

Why should you have to remember to clean up your Mac once a week, or once a month? Shouldn’t a computer be able to remember for you?

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The iPhoto Of Icons: Pixadex 1.0

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Date: Monday, July 14th, 2003, 10:11
Category: Software

Pixadex 1.0, released today by The Iconfactory today is named the Apple iPhoto of icons. Created in a partnership with Panic and Iconfactory this is the same team who also created CandyBar. Pixadex lets users import, organize and search huge numbers of icons quickly and easily. Pixades lets the user store all of their icons in a single place, organized into collections that they create. Trust me on this folks, this IS the program that icon lovers have been waiting for.

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QuarkXPress 6: Too Little, Too Late

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Date: Tuesday, July 8th, 2003, 22:04
Category: Software

The longest Mac OS 9 hold out, QuarkXPress, is finally ready for the big leagues of Unix with their announcement of version 6 on 10 June 2003. (Aside: for some background on the new pagination application check out the excellent review on CreativePro.com.)

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UPDATED: Creative Text-Editting with Ulysses

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Date: Sunday, July 6th, 2003, 21:25
Category: Software

(Not even a great text editor can make me remember to put a hyperlink to the company that makes this product, it seems! My apologies to everyone –Emory)
Creative writers take note – if slugging through documents in Microsoft Word isn’t working out as well as you think it should, you may want to take a look at a new offering from Blue:Tec.

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Rogue Amoeba Unveils Detour 1.0 – Audio Routing Tool

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Date: Thursday, July 3rd, 2003, 14:40
Category: Software

Detour is an audio router allowing the selection of audio output device and relative volume for individual applications.

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DVD on Wallstreet with VLC

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Date: Tuesday, July 1st, 2003, 05:45
Category: PowerBook G3, Software

DVD playback is now available on all Macs under 10.2 with VLC from Videolan…

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Airport Extreme Coming to Older PBs in Panther

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Date: Tuesday, July 1st, 2003, 01:03
Category: PowerBook G4, Software

It appears that support for 802.11g card for older PowerBooks will be
arriving in Panther but not officially before that. Check out the US$99.99 AL5402-XG adapterfrom Asante. The data sheet states that “Macintosh OS X Panther and later; no driver required.” …

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iChatAV and MSN Messenger Reviewed in NY Times

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Date: Friday, June 27th, 2003, 01:44
Category: Software

David Pogue reviews the latest chat offerings from Apple and Microsoft in an article (free registration req’d) in the NYTimes:
Even in their preliminary incarnations, these programs illustrate two important points. First, the addition of voice and video changes the experience so profoundly, it’s not really chat any more. Second, Apple and Microsoft may as well have come from different planets.
For example, Microsoft, true to tradition, has focused on expanding its list of features, while Apple has worked toward elegance and simplicity. Messenger is a cacophony of brightly colored buttons, panels, blinking advertisements and, in the new version, animated (and even homemade) smileys; iChat AV maintains the clean lines and brushed-metal “surfaces” of its text-only predecessors. The new features of Messenger 6 include custom window backgrounds and interactive games like checkers; iChat AV is dedicated solely to communication. Messenger 6, in its ultimate form, will be free; iChat AV will cost $30 (but will be free with Apple’s next operating-system release, Mac OS X 10.3, code-named Panther, due by year’s end).

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iChat A/V Uses CDMA Technology

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Date: Tuesday, June 24th, 2003, 13:31
Category: Software

MobileTracker spotted that Apple is using the audio technology from CDMA in its new iChat A/V software. Since CDMA is owned by Qualcomm, Apple may very well be paying for the right to use it. But, I have tried it out and must say that the audio quality is great.

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Cool WSJ IM Service

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Date: Thursday, June 19th, 2003, 12:01
Category: Software

The Wall Street Journal Online has launched a new feature on AOL Instant Messenger that allows you to get the latest news using this real-time tool.

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