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News stories of Feb. 3rd, 2003:

EyeTV 1.1.2 Update for 10.2.x, EyeTV 1.06 for OS X 10.1.5
(from an El Gato email)

" Hi there,
We've released EyeTV 1.1.2 (for Mac OS X 10.2 and higher) and 1.0.6 (for Mac OS X 10.1.5 users) today. (For Jaguar users) (for 10.1.5 users)
Adam Steinberg
COO, El Gato Software LLC

(copy of readme info)

Welcome to EyeTV 1.1.2!
System Requirements
EyeTV 1.1.2 requires Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar or later. Under Mac OS X 10.1.5, EyeTV will not launch and there is no warning alert. The previous version of the EyeTV software, version 1.0.6, works under Mac OS 10.1.5 and is included on the CD in the žDocumentation & ExtrasÓ folder.

If you are updating from any previous version of EyeTV, drag the old EyeTV application to the Trash. Drag the new EyeTV 1.1.2 application to your previous install location (or wherever you like), then launch the new software.

When you first launch EyeTV 1.1.2, you may be prompted to enter an administrator password. This authentication is required to enable the wake from sleep feature.

What's New in EyeTV 1.1.2?
Bug fixes
- Audio synchronization problems when re-editing a compacted recording have been fixed.
- An error -2014 when playing back some recordings has been fixed.

(Info on EyeTV 1.06 for 10.1.5)

Welcome to EyeTV 1.0.6!
System Requirements
EyeTV 1.0.6 is designed for Mac OS X 10.1.5. If you are running Mac OS X 10.2 or later, please use the latest version of EyeTV, version 1.1.2. Not all of the features of EyeTV 1.1.2 are available in 1.0.6:

- There is no Editor.
- EyeTV 1.0.6 cannot wake up your Macintosh.

If you are updating from any previous version of EyeTV, drag the old EyeTV application to the Trash. Drag the new EyeTV 1.0.6 application to your previous install location (or wherever you like), then launch the new software.

What's New in EyeTV 1.0.6?
Bug fixes
- An error -2014 when playing back some recordings has been fixed. "

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Oni game patch for OS X Core Audio Issues
I don't own the game, but a reader post in the forums noted there's an Oni update at versiontracker to address problems with OS X core audio. The Oni 1.3.6 update is also at this Macupdate page which lists the following changes:

    Version 1.3.6 fixes the following:
  • Fixed bug #6131: Oni hangs or "freezes" (due to audio threads).
  • You can now configure the SoundChannelProcessorTimeoutInterval setting in defaults, which should let people tune that interval to eliminate skips. For now, changed the default value of that setting to 1/100th of a second rather than 1/20th, since bug #6980 says that sound stutters with the 1/20th second timeout.
  • Fixed bug #3080: Mouse speed not reset to original value after playing game. (This also affected the user's keyboard repeat settings.)
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More iDVD3 Install Reports/Tips (from Retail superdrive owners)
I've updated the page of iDVD3 Install reports and tips from retail DVR-105/104/103 drive owners to include the latest reader reports. Includes tips for those that had problems with the install or running the app.
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Release Date for Motu PCI-324 and PCI-424 Drivers for OS X
" hey mike- just noticed that Motu is _finally giving a release date for pci-342 drivers for osX:

    "Drivers for PCI-324 audio systems (2408, 2408mkII, 1224, 24i, 308, and 1296) will be available on February 28th, 2003"

This is from the Featured Links part at the top right of their page. I'd give you the url but they're using frames I guess.
matt "

Their main website home page is and they have a similar link/note for the PCI-424 OS X driver news in the Featured links sidebar. (Direct links to the announcment pages, which are sparse, are here (324) and here (424).)

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AysMon 2.1 adds Printer Sharing monitor
(from their email press release over the weekend)

" AysMon 2.1 has been released. Changes in this version include:
- Added monitoring of Printer Sharing (IPP which is controlled by System Preferences->Sharing->Printer Sharing)
- Changes in the list of monitored services are now updated immediately
- The preferences window has been restored to its appropriate place under the application menu
Users upgrading from prior releases of AysMon should open the Edit->Monitored Services window to update which services to monitor.
AysMon is a no-cost utility for monitoring network related system resources such as open server ports, bandwidth, and disk utilization. System administrators and other expert users benefit from at-a-glance continuous monitoring of network services of the host system. End-users will find AysMon an effective way to monitor throughput on their DSL, Cable, PPP, or other network connections as well as providing a friendly display of disk space usage and key open network ports. The latter is important since you may have a network service running that unintentionally opens your system to attack by hackers. AysMon enables users to see at a glance if unintended services are running on their machine without having to learn anything about a command line interface or the Unix underpinnings of Mac OS X. "
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Rate Your CPU Upgrade Reports Database Updated
The Rate Your CPU Upgrade database has been updated with 10 new reports this morning (from reader entries from Friday until Sunday midnight). Total to date: 7,990. (Entries made later today are posted the next newsday morning.) Here's a summary of the updates added today :

  • Apple G4/350 ZIF in Beige G3 (rated 9)
  • Giga Designs 1GHz (at 1.1GHz) in G4/AGP (rated 10)
  • Newer Tech G4/450 in Beige G3 (rated 10)
  • PowerLogix G4 1GHz Dual in Dual G4 (rated 10)
  • Sonnet G4/500 in B&W G3 (rated 10)
  • Sonnet G3/500 in 20th Anniv. Mac (rated 10)
  • Sonnet Cresendo/WS G4/500 in PowerBook G3 wallstreet1 (rated 10)
  • Sonnet G4/800 in 7500 (rated 1)
  • XLR8 G4/500 in B&W G3 (rated 10)
  • XLR8 CarrierZIF w/G4/400 ZIF in 7300 (rated 10)

(Warning - Overclocking may not be reliable and could lead to hardware failure or corrupted data.) You can find the full reports by searching the database selecting the indicated Mac model and upgrade card brand/type. If you've upgraded the CPU on your Mac, please post an entry in the database. Search the database for entries from most every upgradable Mac model *before* you buy. (Searchable by mac model/upgrade brand). For detailed reviews with performance tests and install tips, see the CPU Upgrades page.)

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CDRW/CD/DVD/Hard Drive/Cardreader Compatibility Database Update Listing
The Drive Compatibility searchable database had 17 new reports added (reader entries from Friday until Sunday midnight; entries later today are added the next newsday morning). (*Entries missing info, having no useful info, etc. are deleted. I'm just tired of emailing over and over for missing info, sorry. Also Search for answers, don't post questions there.*) The database includes reports on Combo DVD-CDRW, CDROMs, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, CDRW, Hard Drives and Removables (tape drive, ORB, ZIP, MO drives, CF/Smartmedia readers, etc.) in all interface types (IDE, IDE RAID cards, Firewire, SCSI, adapters). Current total 9,731 reports.

    Tape Drives:
  • Firewire Lacie AIT-2 U&I 150GB used w/Dual G4 (OS X)

    CD-ROM Drives:
  • Acer BENQ CD656A 56x in Beige G3 (OS 9.1)
    (problems noted)

    DVD-ROM Drives:
  • IDE Sony DDU1612 16x/48x in Dual G4 DDR (OS X)

    DVD+RW Drives:
  • Firewire (IDE drive in FW case) Ricoh 5125A used w/G4 AGP (OS X)
    (problems noted)

    DVD-R DVD Recorder Drives:
  • IDE Pioneer DVR-104 in G4/AGP (OS 9.2)
  • IDE Pioneer DVR-105 in G4/AGP (OS X)

    Combo DVD+CDR Drives:
  • IDE Plexcombo 320a (20x10x40x +12x DVD-ROM) in G4/AGP (OS X)
    (no itunes/db burn support)
  • IDE Samsung SM-322B (32x10x40x +12x DVD-ROM) in G4/AGP (OS X)
    (using burn support files from FAQ here)

    IDE CDRW Drives:
  • Iomega 4x4x6 (from USB case) in B&W G3 (OS X)
  • Lite-On LTR-52246S (52x24x52) in Dual G4 (OS X)
  • Plextor PX-W1610A (16x10x40x) in G4/AGP (OS X)
  • Sony CRX220A1 (52x24x52x) in Dual G4 DDR (OS X)
    (FAQ has burn support plugin)
    (FYI - Illustrated CD drive install guide here covers G4 towers up to the Digital Audio Model, Beige G3 MT, B&W G3 and 8600/9600 Macs.)

    Firewire CDRW Drives:
  • Buslink RW4848 (48X12X50) used w/PowerBook G3 2000 (OS X)
    (no itunes/db support, listed under "other" brands)
  • Sony CRX 215E1/A1 (48x24x48) in FW case used w/B&W G3 (OS X)
    (problems w/Pyro oxford900 case)

    USB CDRW Drives:
  • Que 4x4x8x used w/iMac (OS X)
    (using Cypress driver noted in FAQ's USB section)

    IDE Hard Drives:
  • Western Digital WD1200JB 120GB in Beige G3 usign IDE PCI Card (OS X)
    (Beige G3 MT illustrated HD upgrade guide here)
  • Western Digital 80GB in iMac (OS 8.6)
    (some problems noted)

You can find full owner reports (latest shown first) by searching the database by drive/brand/interface/mac models (the latest reports are shown first in searches). For guides to installing CD/CDRW/DVD drives or Hard drives in many mac models, see the IDE Articles page. The Firewire articles page also has guides on case kits, installing drives, etc.
If you've added a IDE, SCSI, Firewire or USB hard drive, CDRW, tape drive, etc. make sure you add a report to the database. (If you post an updated entry - make sure you use the same name, etc. as you did before so I can find your past entry. Thanks.)
(Incomplete entries are deleted. Do not post questions in the database, it's for drive reports not questions on what drive to buy - for that try searching the database for reports from owners of your mac model on the drive type/brand/interface, etc. you're interested in.)

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News pages from 1, 2 and 3 years ago:
(Sometimes these old pages are a bit embarrassing - and in many cases the offsite links may not work and comments there were accurate only on the date posted regarding upgrade availability, etc.)

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