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VMware Fusion officially available today

There are two kinds of virtualization products for the Mac: first, the kind that develop fast, release quick, and damn the torpedoes; second, the kind that bake in the goodness and hold off on a release until everything meets the exacting standards...

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Quinn is not Tetris, is Universal

I love this quote from the Quinn author Simon Härtel: "Quinn is an implementation of a popular falling-blocks game which, according to the Tetris Company, must not be named here." We've mentioned this game before as "...one of the most beautiful...

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Keyboard Maestro 2.1 Universal

Keyboard Maestro is a well-regarded keyboard macro application for OS X that lets you define and use a variety of custom keyboard shortcuts. Macros are basically scripts that can be used to perform a variety of actions, including manipulating...

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PodWorks updated to UB

Although there are many solutions for getting the hidden audio files from your iPod back onto your Mac, many folks have long considered PodWorks to the best of the lot. After more than two years since the last update, it was revised this week to...

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New Parallels build features return of Image Tool

It was just a couple of hours ago that reader Greg wrote in to share his frustration with Parallels tech support, or the lack thereof, and a key missing feature in v3 -- "The members of their support forum are generally as confused as I am... [also]...

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MacBU is alive, promises Universal RDC and file convertors

It appears the Microsoft Mac Business Unit is alive after all as they popped up with an announcement of coming attractions for "the week of July 30th." They'll finally be offering a Universal Binary of the Remote Desktop Client which allows you to...

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Parallels using MacFUSE to access NTFS

As soon as Parallels 3.0 introduced the Explorer tool, letting you get inside your virtual drive images without running the installed virtual OS, I began to wonder: exactly how are they doing that? A few forum threads and a couple of serendipitous...

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Meteorologist unofficially updated to 1.4.5, Universal binary

Many times after posting a screenshot on TUAW I've had people ask about the weather program I run in my menubar. Despite having tried nearly all of the menubar weather programs (of which there are many as we mentioned a while back) I always come back...

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Flickr Uploadr 2.3

You are all familiar with Flickr, Yahoo!'s photo sharing site, I assume. Flickr provides Mac users with a free utility to upload, tag, and group photos called Flickr Uploadr. Sadly for Intel Mac users it wasn't a Universal Binary, but the wait is...

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Meetro UB released

When we last looked at Meetro, Dan wasn't that impressed since it didn't support other IM services and the interface needed work. Nonetheless, "the world's first location-aware IM client and real-time social network" continues to plug along, and they...

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Spirited Away lives again & Shoo Apps

Spirited Away was one of my favorite PPC only applications that got lost in my insistence to be Intel-only (and a favorite of productivity geek Merlin Mann as we mentioned last year). It lives in your menubar and automatically hides background...

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LEGO Star Wars goes Universal

A long time ago, in a squarish galaxy far, far away... Aspyr media, in an effort to save Mac users of the planet Earth from certain doom and boredom, released a Universal patch for LEGO Star Wars. That's right: it's been a while since we've had to...

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Sticky WIndows 2.0: universal and more

We last mentioned Sticky Windows over a year ago, and now finally the window clutter tab utility has finally been updated to version 2.0 as a universal binary. Sticky Windows allows you to create a tab from any window. You just drag the window to the...

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Mailsmith 2.2 beta universal

Mailsmith is an old-school, text-only email client from Bare Bones (of BBEdit and Yojimbo fame), that has long had a cadre of devoted users, but which has also really been showing its age of late (version 2.1.5 was released in March 2005). Yesterday,...

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Adobe Creative Suite 3 will be March 27

Adobe will host a press event this March 27 to announce the availability of CS3. This will be the first Universal Binary version of the Creative Suite, and Adobe is calling the event the largest software release in its history. If you've been...

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BOINC client lets Mac users contribute cycles

If you encountered a labful or officeful of Macs in the early 2000s, chances are good that a bunch of them were running SETI@Home, the 'contributed computing' project to search through radioastronomy signals for the telltale signs of an...

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