Sunday, October 19, 2008

Instant Messenger Chat Client [ MacOS ]

If you are a Mac OSX user and try to find out the right Instant Messenger IM Chat Client for you Mac OSX, might be this article would help you find the proper Instant Messenger for you and your Mac OSX. We would tell you that this Chat Client for Mac OSX would supports most of Protocol of Instant Messenger. That means Mac OSX Chat Client can be categories as Multi Protocol Instant Messenger or All in One Messenger, such as Yahoo Messenger, MSN aka Windows Live Messenger, Jabber, ICQ, AOL Instant Messenger aka AIM and more. Below you can read and find the proper IM Chat Client for Mac OSX. We would give you three All in One Messenger that supports and works with Mac OSX: Adium, Fire and Proteus.
As We told you above, Adium is Instant Messenger Application for Mac OSX that handle Multi Protocol Messenger or All in One Messenger. For short explanation or review of Adium you can read quote from Adium official website below:
Adium is a free instant messaging application for Mac OS X, released under the GNU GPL and developed by the Adium team. With Adium, you can connect to any number of messaging accounts on any combination of supported messaging services and then chat with other people using those services. Note: We do not host any IM services ourselves. Adium is a third-party client for connecting to services run by other people (mostly companies)
Adium can connect to several IM Services: AIM, ICQ, MobileMe, MSN / WLM, Jabber, Yahoo Messenger, Bonjour, MySpace IM, Lotus Sametime, Novell Groupwise, QQ, Gadu-Gadu and more. It run under GPL license.
Proteus is Multi Messenger Chat Client aka All in One Messenger that work for Mac OSX. Just like an Adium, Proteus can connects to several IM Services. AOL Instant Messenger AIM, Google Talk, ICQ, Lotus Sametime, Yahoo Messenger, Yahoo Messenger Japan, Gadu Gadu, iChat Bonjour, Jabber, Microsoft Messenger aka MSN aka Windows Live Messenger WLM are the supported IM service in Proteus.
Proteus is an all-in-one instant messaging client for Mac OS X similar to Adium and Fire. In one single application, a wide range of different accounts and protocols can be connected to, ridding us of the need to run multiple applications (Source: Proteus in Google Code). Proteus is an Instant Messenger that uses the IM framework libpurple and is written using Mac OS X’s API Cocoa. Proteus attempts to bridge the gap between functionality and beauty, using native the Mac interface with a powerful core to get your hard core instant messaging done (Source:
Of course Proteus is free software under GNU License. Feel free to use it and download it.


Fire is another Free Multi Protocol Chat Client Instant Messenger for Mac OSX. It supports the seven most popular Instant Messaging services: AIM®, ICQ®, irc, Jabber® (including Google® Talk and Apple® iChat Server), MSN®, Yahoo! Messenger®, Apple Bonjour® (aka Rendezvous).
According recent announcement from developer of Fire, Fire is no longer developed right now.
We are saddened to announce that there will be no future versions of Fire. There are several reasons for this end, but the most notable is the loss of developers. Fire’s development had dwindled to few developers who do not wish to continue the project alone. In addition, another major contributing factor is the fact that all but one of Fire’s IM libraries is no longer in active development.
That are the 3 of Mac OSX Chat Client Instant Messenger. All set to be free. You wanna add more?

Yahoo Messenger Fake Status Maker

.: Fake Idle, Fake Webcam, Fake Open Talk Icon :.

If we online using yahoo messenger, we can add the status of our online, such as when we online with webcam we can set the status to View My Webcam and in the right side of status message we can see the webcam icon shown up. If we away or didn’t not take an activities in Yahoo Messenger then the status message will shown the Idle icon and also show how long that has being idle. For status like that, we actually have to do the first primary condition (essential need or cause) before the status will shown. If we want to show webcam icon we must first use our webcam. The question is how if we can make that such status without need primary cause?
Yes, you have the right track opening this page. You can do make a  Fake Webcam Status with a software called as Yahoo Messenger Fake Status Maker. With Fake Status Maker, that we will give you, you can make Fake Idle icons, Fake Webcam icons, Fake Open Talk, Fake plugin or Fake headphones icon.
How to use Yahoo Fake Status Maker
According to official page of Fake Status Maker, you have to login to Yahoo Messenger with Remember my ID & Password checked. Then you can use this Fake Status Message Maker by check the Fake Status in the software. Its simply and easy.
Compatibility of Fake Status Maker
Fake Status Maker work well in Yahoo Messenger Version 6, 7 or 8. We not tested in Yahoo Messenger 9 but, It is seemly work also in this 9 Version. ASCII character status message also work properly. And finally it is Free.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Filemaker's Bento [ MacOS ]

When Filemaker introduced Bento, the 'relational database for the rest of us,' at Macworld Expo this year, the response from the marketplace was pretty solid; as of August, the $49 multipurpose data organizer had been downloaded over 400,000 times. Still, the product was a clear 1.0 with a lot of room for new features and improvements; that's what Filemaker is looking to deliver with Bento 2, announced today and on sale immediately.

The big shift in B2 is the enhanced interaction with the data sources that contribute to your Bento collections. Need to include messages in a layout along with contact info? Drag-and-drop them in, easy as can be. Want an RSS feed or your iCal data too? No problem. You can also sort and search your data in an iTunes-esque "Smart Collections" mode that should be familiar to novice users.

One of the top requests from Bento 1 users was for better spreadsheet integration, and Filemaker has added copy/paste support and improved import/export for Excel and Numbers; spreadsheets can be sorted and tweaked with ease, especially in the new split table/layout view. Surprisingly (to me anyway), AppleWorks import capability was also near the top of the feature request list; it's been added as well.

Bento's look has been revved up with 10 new themes; new in v2 is the ability to directly edit the layout of a database without switching into a layout-specific mode (just drag the field titles around). Address views now support AIM/iChat directly, and Google Maps integration is built-in. If you have rich media content that needs to travel with your database, you can embed it by option-dragging it onto the layout (a conventional drag creates a relative link to the media on your hard drive). Printing has been enhanced with new report modes, and the option to save a 'clone' template (no data records, just the schema and layouts) has been added.

Filemaker's customer research has been demonstrating a wide and diverse audience for Bento, from pilots and fashion boutiques to eBay mavens and goat herders. It's a pretty good bet that if your needs include a light, single-user and simple database app, Bento will be a match for you.

Bento 2 is $49 for one license and $99 for a family pack; through 10/27, it's available exclusively at the Apple Store or via Bento 2 is a Universal Binary and requires Mac OS X 10.5.4 or higher.

OpenOffice 3 [ MacOS ]

OpenOffice has released version 3 of its eponymous open-source alternative to Microsoft Office, which includes a native version for Mac OS X.
According to Insanely Great Mac, the software includes:
  • ODF 1.2 Support
  • Microsoft Office 2007 Import Filters
  • Solver component which allows solving optimization problems
  • Support for displaying custom error bars and regression equations
  • Improved Crop Feature in Draw and Impress
The software is only available for Macs with Intel processors. There are projects for converting OpenOffice for PowerPC, but an official version was not included in this 3.0.0 release.
OpenOffice's site was running very slowly this morning due to overwhelming demand for the new software, but the official download link is here. There are mirrors available, and this one seemed to work for me. For Mac users, the file to download includes MacOSXIntel_AQUA_install in the name.

The download is 163MB.

Apple goes Nvidia with MacBooks

The day we gamers have been waiting for is finally here -- Apple is announcing at their event right now that the new MacBooks (and presumably Pros) that they'll be releasing will have Nvidia graphics chips inside them, finally replacing the integrated graphics chips that have been the bane of 3D gamers on the Mac for years and years. The "NVIDIA GeForce 9400 M" boasts 16 parallel graphic cores, and 54gflops of graphics performance.

This couldn't be better news for Mac gamers -- The new chips offer 6x the performance in terms of 3D graphics that the old chips did, and while that level of 3D performance probably still won't be able to go toe-to-toe with the very fastest of 3D gaming PC rigs, it does mean that World of Warcraft and all of the other popular 3D games on the Mac will run faster than ever before.

Update: Looks like that's not the only chip in there -- the Nvidia 9600M GT will offer more power (and less battery life), and it looks like both will be included on the MBP, with an option for double the graphics memory.

Win one of 10 copies of Logbook

The application gives you a simple user interface with which you can 
update your status and add completed tasks. If you're having a hard 
time remembering to update your Journal, have Logbook remind you 
every x number of minutes, and only between certain hours. In 
addition, you can set a keyboard shortcut for showing/hiding the
application in the menu bar.

Perilar brings Ultima-style RPG [ iPhone ]

Man, for all of the great games on the iPhone already (I've been really enjoying Lexitron lately), what we really need is a good old-fashioned, both complex and charming RPG. Arcade games are fun and all, and they just keep getting better, but what the iPhone really needs is a sink-your-teeth-in fantasy world, complete with dragons to slay, swords and magic to wield, and XP to earn.

Perilar might just be that. It's based on the old Ultima-style turn-based RPGs, and the tiled graphics aren't much to look at these days, but it sounds like good (Net)hacking, slashing, and exploring fun. We're still not talking about the peak of the iPhone's potential as an RPG machine, but Perilar looks like a good first step.

And the best part is that there's a Java version out right now, so you can try before you smack down the $4.99 price. I'm definitely planning on picking it up. Until we get a great original, and solidly addictive fantasy RPG on the iPhone, Perilar seems like it'll help scratch that itch.