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PageSender 4.1 offers Leopard Compatibility

From MacMinure

SmileOnMyMac has released PageSender 4.1, an update to its fax software for Mac OS X. The update features compatibility with Mac OS X Leopard and improved printing speed and reliability. PageSender users who are planning to upgrade to the new Leopard operating system must have version 4, as previous versions will not run under Leopard.

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Last Day for "How Does Your Mac Make You Smile?"

From SmileOnMyMac

How does your Mac make you smile? The answer to this question could win you one of five new iPod nanos.

SmileOnMyMac, developers of productivity software for Mac OS X, have announced a contest for the best answers to "How Does Your Mac Make You Smile?" The contest entry form and rules can be found at http://www.smileonmymac.com/contest. The deadline for entering is November 6, 2007.

Answers can be short or long. The best answers will be judged by Shawn King and Lesa Snider King, co-hosts of Your Mac Life. The winners will be announced on the show November 7, 2007.

SmileOnMyMac will award up to five new 8GB iPod nanos. The number of prizes will increase as the number of entries increases. For every 250 entries, SmileOnMyMac will add another iPod nano. All contestants will be entered into a random drawing for 5 copies of TextExpander, the typing shortcut utility.

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.8 Update Posted

From MacMinute

Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit today released Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.8 Update. The company says this update: "fixes a vulnerability in Word 2004 that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code." The update applies to Office 2004 Standard Edition, Office 2004 Student and Teacher Edition, Office 2004 Professional Edition, Word 2004.

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Microsoft previews Office 2008

From MacBU
Microsoft has posted a flash-based site previewing Office 2008 for Mac OS X.

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DiscLabel 39% off Today Only

From MacMinute

Today's featured promo on MacUpdate offers DiscLabel 4.4 for US$19.95 (39% off, retail $32.95). "With DiscLabel you can create, print, & share CD labels, jewel case inserts, and DVD covers that look truly professional." DiscLabel 4.4 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

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Mac BU debuts 'Art of Office'

From Microsoft
Microsoft’s Mac Business Unit (Mac BU) has launched Art of Office, a new Web site that showcases the creativity of Microsoft Office users.

MacBU describes Art of Office as “a user-generated community site” where users can send artistic or useful content created using Office for Mac applications. Users can share, rate, remix and discuss content with other Office for Mac users.

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SmileOnMyMac Offers 40% Discount for Students, Teachers

From SmileOnMyMac
SmileOnMyMac, developer of award-winning productivity software for Mac OS X, has announced a special Back-To-School discount. Students and faculty receive a 40% discount on purchases made at the online SmileOnMyMac Education Store through September 4, 2007.

"Our software can really enhance academic productivity," said Jean MacDonald, SmileOnMyMac's marketing director. "We want to encourage Mac-using students and teachers to start the new school year off right by offering an extra discount during the Back-To-School season."

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PDFpen 3.3 Adds Enhanced Annotation Display

From MacMinute

SmileOnMyMac has released PDFpen 3.3, the latest version of its PDF editing and form-filling tool for Mac OS X. The update adds greater compatibility with Adobe Acrobat mark-up by displaying additional drawn annotations, including stamps. It also features a new preference to lock large images automatically. All the new features of PDFpen 3.3 have also been added to PDFpenPro 3.3, the Pro version that has the ability create fillable PDF forms in addition to all the features of PDFpen.

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BrowseBack 1.4 offers Faster Performance, Flock Support

From MacMinute

SmileOnMyMac has updated BrowseBack, a Web history visualization and search tool that stores a PDF of every Web page visited and makes the pages accessible through an interface that allows the user to browse thumbnails of the pages. Version 1.4 adds support for Flock web browser; improved performance and reduced resource usage; and more. BrowseBack requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later, and is priced at US$29.95.

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Griffin Releases TunePrompter

From iLounge
Griffin Technology has released its iKaraoke TunePrompter software. TunePrompter lets users of the company’s iKaraoke accessory make their own karaoke videos using any song they own. The software works by loading a song, letting TunePrompter find the lyrics (you can also type them in yourself), and then tapping your spacebar to the beat to teach TunePrompter. In celebration of this release, Griffin is giving away an Ultimate Griffin Prize Pack worth over $800 to one lucky user who submits feedback through the software.

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PageSender 4.0.3 Update offers Improved Printing

From Macworld

SmileOnMyMac has released PageSender 4.0.3, a new version of its fax software for Mac OS X. This update features improved support for printing faxes as well as other enhancements and bug fixes. PageSender 4 is priced at US$39.95 ($20 upgrade), and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

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StationFinder helps iTrip Users find FM Stations

From PlayList

Griffin Technology’s StationFinder is a new Web tool optimized for the iPhone that lets users find an open FM frequency in their area, for use with an iTrip or another FM transmitter for the iPod. You can find it at GoiTrip.com. SmartScan StationFinder is a free Web site that helps you identify open FM frequencies in your area that you can use to get good reception from your iTrip You identify what state you’re in and what city is closest, and the software returns a list of open FM frequencies in that area.

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Griffin Unveils Streamline Armband for iPod, nano

From iLounge
Griffin Technology has introduced its Streamline armband for iPod and iPod nano. Hailed by the company as the “ultimate sport armband,” the Streamline features a slim, low-profile design, a clear, full-face screen protector, reflective trim for safety, and a washable, two-way adjustable band. Currently available in black only — colors are planned for a follow-up release — the Griffin Streamline for iPod and iPod nano are both priced at $30.

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Griffin introduces Case Collection for iPhone

From MacMinute
Griffin Technology today introduced its new line of protective cases for iPhone. The collection offers a mix of protection, style, and convenience for the important task of keeping your iPhone safe and secure, and includes Griffin's new iPhone-centric lineup of Elan cases, as well as new versions of Griffin's popular Streamline and iClear cases redesigned for iPhone. In all, the following were released today: Elan Snap-In for iPhone; Elan Holster for iPhone; Elan Sleeve for iPhone; iClear for iPhone; and Streamline for iPhone.

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Griffin Offers PowerJolt Charger for iPhone

From Macworld

Griffin Technology introduced its PowerJolt for iPhone, a car charger designed to work with the new iPhone. It costs $19.99. The PowerJolt lets you charge your iPhone’s battery using your vehicle’s cigarette lighter or accessory power socket. It enables you to work with the iPhone even while you’re using it.

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Radtech Intros ClearCal, Gelz for iPhone

From iLounge

Radtech has introduced two new accessories for iPhone, as well as a list of iPhone-compatible legacy products. ClearCal for iPhone is a optically-correct protective film that completely covers the device’s display screen. It uses a siliconized adhesive to attach to the phone’s surface, and can be removed, washed, and reapplied. It is available now, and sells for $10. Gelz for iPhone are low-tack silicone cases with a form-fitting design. Available now in six different colors, they are priced at $9 each.

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DiscLabel 4.3 Improves iDVD Support

From MacObserver

SmileOnMyMac announced the immediate availability of DiscLabel 4.3 on Tuesday. The updated version of the CD and DVD label design application added the ability to import images from iDVD themes for use in DiscLabel layouts. The new version also enhanced the image effects features, and improved printing. DiscLabel 4.3 is priced at US$49.95, and is available for download at the SmileOnMyMac Web site. The update is free for version 4 users.

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MacTruck Laptop Case Strong enough to Drive a Truck Over

From MacLaunches

RadTech has unveiled an aluminium and graphite laptop case for 17-inch MacBook Pro and PowerBook notebooks thats strong enough " to drive a truck over". The company claims you can fully access it (including ports and drives) while its safely cradled in MacTruck's high-density poly padding.

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From iPodObserver

Do you sing in the shower or in your car? If so you'll probably enjoy iKaraoke from Griffin Technologies, a clever but ultimately flawed device that combines a microphone with digital signal processing so you can sing along with your favorite songs as they play on your iPod.

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Griffin iTrip Pocket for iPod nano

From Macworld

A radical simplification of its earlier FM transmitter iTrip for iPod nano, Griffin's new iTrip Pocket ($50) is smaller, simpler, and more limited than its predecessor, fitting ideally on the second-generation nano but working with other Dock Connector-equipped iPod models.

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MS Releases Word OOXML Converter for Office for Mac

From MacMinute

The Macintosh Business Unit for Macintosh at Microsoft today announced the release of its standalone, drag and drop Word converter for Office 2004 for Mac users. To aid customers during the period of transition to the Office Open XML file format, the standalone, drag and drop converter was developed as a provisional solution until the final, integrated converter is available.

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PageSender 4 Adds Spam Fax Filtering

From Macworld

SmileOnMyMac has announced PageSender 4, a new version of its fax software for the Mac.

PageSender 4 helps manage fax workflows in Mac OS X. You can use it to help print, e-mail and AppleScript faxes; use with any popular address book or e-mail client; do “live addressing” using Address Book, Entourage, Now Contact, Outlook Express and Palm Desktop; attach additional PDF documents when faxing; using any fonts on your system including non-Roman fonts like Chinese, Japanese and Korean; and send faxes using eFax, jConnect, EasyLink or MaxEmail.

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DiscLabel 4.2 Adds New Visual Effects

From MacMinute
SmileOnMyMac today released DiscLabel 4.2, the latest version of its award-winning CD/DVD label design software for the Mac. Version 4.2 offers more flexible image manipulation with the new Effects and Filters dialog. Effects and Filters allows users to preview and combine over 40 visual effects, including blurs, sharpening, color effects and masks. Also new in this upgrade is the ability to add a drop shadow to any object and to apply a stroke to an image.

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Get Organised with Circus Ponies NoteBook

From ScreenCastsOnline
An application to allow you to organise your digital life this week! One of the most respected award winning Mac software packages is featured in this weeks sponsored edition of ScreenCastsOnline.

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Griffin Ships Amplifi, Journi Speaker Systems

From iLounge
Griffin Technology is now shipping its two new iPod speaker systems—the Amplifi and Journi. The Amplifi ($150; iLounge Rating: A-) is an all-in-one 2.1 sound system with wood-based construction and acoustically tuned enclosure. It features a built-in iPod dock, 3.5mm (1/8") input jack, and slim IR remote. Griffin’s Journi ($130; iLounge Rating: B+) is a portable speaker system featuring a protective Wrapstand exterior that flips open to create a stand.

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Happy Birthday, PageSender!

PageSender is 5 years old! That’s like 50 in shareware years!

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Griffin Technology AirDock Docking Station with Remote

From iLounge
We've known about it for a long while, and now it's finally shipping: Griffin's AirDock ($70) offers a stylish AV docking and charging option for 4G and 5G iPods, minis, and nanos, minus the physical size, on-TV menuing, and Internet radio functionality of its earlier TuneCenter dock.

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Griffin Intros 3 New iPod Cases

From iLounge

Griffin Technology has announced the addition of three new iPod cases to its lineup - the Courier for iPod, the iVault for iPod nano and the Tempo armband for iPod shuffle.

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RadTech Introduces Ultra Compact Bluetooth Headset

From MacObserver

RadTech announced the immediate availability of the BT400GL in-ear Bluetooth headset on Wednesday.The ultra-compact headset weighs 8.5 grams, includes DSP noise suppression, 350 hours of standby time, and over 15 hours of talk time, includes three different sized ear pieces, and a portable charger/cradle with a vibrating alert. In addition to working with Bluetooth enabled phones, it also pairs with Bluetooth capable Macs and works with audio chat applications like Skype and iChat.

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Griffin Tempo Armband for iPod shuffle

From iLounge

Pros: A simple, reasonably priced second-generation iPod shuffle armband that’s well made and capable of holding a shuffle sideways on your arm while you run. Visually neutral single color scheme and design.

Cons: Unlike closest competitor, offers no iPod shuffle front, top, bottom, or side body protection whatsoever; nothing more than an arm mount. Not recommended for use in rainy or heavy sweat conditions.

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