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"One of the coolest PowerBook demos and everyone I've seen has oohed and aahed over it."
Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus/MacObserver


"Pretty ingenious, and I'm sure Apple is salivating at the prospects of replacing all those dropped LCDs..." The Powerbook Zone

"Bubblegym is the first tilt-sensitive game to take advantage of the Sudden Motion Sensor."MacMegaSite

"If somebody has a new Powerbook, download this sucker and give it a try. That’s an order, soldier!"The Unofficial Apple Weblog

" Who says Macs can't play the best games?" All Blogs Have Silly Names

"Kind of dorky but a goofy kind of fun" MacObserver

"Hackers Tilt PowerBooks for Tricks" Wired

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Jun, 06, 2015: Safari Prairiefire version 1.9.6 released. Version 1.9.6 of Safari Prairiefire extends the support for the latest version of Safari in OS X 10.10 Yosemite and fixes a rare issue where certain bookmarks could cause Safari Prairiefire to revert bookmarks to factory defaults. This version also brings major user interface updates to windows, instructive dialogs and the menu bar and features a much requested re-worked progress bar. This version is released as a free upgrade to all registered users and is recommended for all users. Special thanks to Hassan Agha for designing the new app icon. Read more and download.
Nov, 13, 2013: Safari Prairiefire version 1.9.5 released. Version 1.9.4 of Safari Prairiefire brought support for Mac computers with retina display. In addition, this version will run under Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks using the factory default security settings. Version 1.9.5 also brings a number of UI updates and The new version is released as a free upgrade to all registered users and is recommfixes. ended for users with either a retina display or Mavericks users that would like to run Safari Prairiefire wihtout having to change the default settings in the Security Preference Panel to allow other applications that those distributed by identified developers. Read more and download.
Jan, 20, 2013: Safari Prairiefire version 1.9.3 released. Version 1.9.3 of Safari Prairiefire removes the need to authenticate with a password in order to save changes to the bookmarks. It also include a few minor bug fixes. The new version is released as a free upgrade for all registered users and is recommended to all users. Read more and download.
Aug, 16, 2012: Safari Prairiefire version 1.9.1 released. This version of Safari Prairiefire resolves an incompatabilitiy issue for users of Safari's Reading List feature, which in some cases could cause the bookmarks to be reset to the default installation (requiring users to restore from the saved backup). The new version also has numerous UI improvements, menu shortcuts and over 20 bug fixes. Read more and download.
Aug, 03, 2012: Safari Prairiefire version 1.9.0 released. This version of Safari Prairiefire resolves an incompatabilitiy issue for users running OS x 10.8 Mountain Lion, which in some cases could cause the application to quit unexpectedly. The new version also requires the user to enter an administrator's password in order to modify Safari's bookmarks. The new version is released as a free upgrade for all registered users and is recommended to all users.. Read more and download.
Mar, 13, 2012: Safari Prairiefire version 1.8.0 released. This version of Safari Prairiefire is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.7. It also has a new icon and should be a lot snappier. Read more and download.
Nov, 10, 2011: Safari Prairiefire version 1.6.0 released. This version of Safari Prairiefire addresses an issue where bookmarks files could become corrupted for users running Safari 5.1.1 under Mac OS X 19.7.2 or later. The new version is released as a free public beta for all registered users and is recommended to all users.. Follow the progress...
Nov, 6, 2011: Safari Prairiefire version 1.5.0 does not support Safari 1.5.5 (U: Fixed!). As part of implementing iCloud, Apple modified the way the Safari bookmarks are stored by Mac OS X. As a result, Safari Prairiefire could no longer delete bookmarks without rendering the bookmarks file corrupt. Note that SP always generates a backup copy so no bookmarks are permanently lost. We are working hard to release an update. Please check this website for updated information. Follow the progress...
Sep, 6, 2011: Bubblegym 1.1 released. Bubblegym, the World's first tilt-controlled game for notebooks has finally been updated. The original was crafted back in 2005 and by now it suffered badly from a speed issue. Today's computers were simply too fast for the code so it was no longer delivering the great and amazing gaming experience as it once did. This version addresses this issue and also brings updated physics and frame rate enhancements. Also, the unregistered game can be played in demo mode for longer (avoid the fruits!). Try it out and send us your feedback! Read more...
Sep, 3, 2011: Babylooba 1.1.0 released. We are proud to release a major update for Babylooba, the software for babies. The new version incorporates requested features such as blocked key-repeat, more complicated key combination to exit the app. It also brings compatability with Mac OS X Lion. Read more...
Mar, 14, 2011: Balooba donates all registration fees to Japan's disaster victim relief. Effective immeddiately, every single cent that come in to us will be donated daily to support the relief efforts in Japan. This includes registration fees, donations and all forms of software sales. This page will be updated. Our Paypal forms will be modified to accept users to type in their own dollar amounts for those who would like to donate more than the list price for each app.Read more...
Jan, 10, 2011: Safari Prairiefire version 1.5.0. We are proud to announce a major performance upgrade to Safari Prairiefire. Among numerous fixes and improvements the app now scans bookmarks, checks duplicates and deletes unwanted links up to 100 times faster! Read the Press Release...
Dec, 6, 2010: NG Wallpaper! Do you also adore the photos on the National Geographics website? This free and handly little Automator app allows you to automatically use the Photo of the Day as your Desktop picture on your Mac. Take me there...
Nov, 1, 2010: Babylooba for iOS Released! We are extremely proud to be able to bring Babylooba to the iOS platform. This means that users that have an iPad, iPhone or an iPod touch can now download and let their kids play Babylooba (or play themselves). The iPad version has been specially designed to take advantage of the large display. If you like the game, please rate it in the App Store. Comments and suggestions are valuable. Take me there...
Oct, 02, 2010: Skip Ahead 2.0 for iPhone Released. We are proud to announce a major update to Skip Ahead. Users can now use finger swipe gestrues to control their iPod listening. The user interface has become even better and the app has support for the latest versions of iOS. Read more...
Jan, 14, 2010: Balooba donates all registration fees to Haiti's earth quake victim relief. Effective immeddiately, every single cent that come in to us during the next 30 days, including registration fees, will be donated daily to support the relief efforts in Haiti. Currently, it seems like the Red Cross are able to reach the area with finding survivors, providing clean water, blankets, medicines etc. This page will be updated. Our Paypal forms will be modified to accept users to type in their own dollar amounts for those who would like to donate more than the list price for each app.Read more...
Nov, 17, 2009: Skip Ahead Thanksgiving give-away. For a few days, we decided to spread some Thanksgiving spirit over the world and make Skip Ahead available completedly for free, including future updates and everything. Read more...
Aug, 29, 2009: Skip Ahead for the iPhone released today. We are proud to announce the availability of our first iPhone app on Apple's App Store. Skip Ahead is an iPod listening tool for car commuters that enjoy podcasts and audiobooks. Read more...
June, 26, 2009: Safari Prairiefire for $0. We are trying out a campaign together with TrialPay, For a limited time folks can get a copy of Safari Prairiefire for free when selecting from a list of offers from various companies. Read more...
May, 25, 2008: Safari Prairiefire 1.3.2 released. Due to multiple requests, Safari Prairiefire has now been equipped with support for printing the bookmarks lists. The lists can be sorted prior to printing for easy-to-read grouping of bookmarks with for example the same server error codes. Of course, the lists can also be sorted alphabetically based on the bookmark's names or the target URLs. The update is free and recommended for all users. Read more...
Apr, 24, 2008: Safari Prairiefire 1.3 released. We are proud to release yet another upgraded version. This version brings bug fixes but also new features such as filtered searches, the highly requested ability to find duplicate bookmarks, and other user interface improvements. The update is free and recommended for all users. Read more...
Nov, 2007: Mirror Widget broken in Leopard. Mirror uses Quartz Composer technology in order to stream the iSight signal to Mirror's window. Unfortunately, this ability is broken in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard as well as in 10.5.1. We are following the development while at the same time trying to identify a work-around. Please check back regularly, any updated version will be posted here, hopefylly soon.
Jul, 26, 2007: Bubblegym goes universal binary. Finally, Bubblegym now runs natively on all Apple notebooks equipped with a Sudden Motion Sensor. That includes MacBooks and MacBook Pro laptops with Intel processors. Read more...
Jul, 23, 2007: Safari Prairiefire becomes universal binary. This version is a rebuilt for increased performance on Intel Macs. It brings compatability with Safari version 3.0 and the new version also brings compatibility with web proxies, and contains a variety of bug fixes.. . Read more...
Mar, 30, 2007: Mirror hits a new popularity record. Apple's software downloads site today showed that Mirror is the 5th most downloaded applications all categories, placing it ahead of titles such as the web browser Firefox. Read
Mar, 27, 2007: Mirror is the most downloaded Widget. Apple today ranked Mirror as the most downloaded widget at their Dashboard site . Read more...
Nov, 12, 2006: Babylooba website temporarily down. Many have noticed that the Babylooba website is down. This happened because Earthlink inadvertedly erased the web space used for the pages. We are working with their staff to restore the site from their backups servers. In the meantime the Mac OS X version of babylooba can be downloaded from another location. (Note, the website is now up again) Download...

Sep, 18, 2006: Mirror ranked as the 5th most downloaded Widget. Apple ranks the top 50 most downloaded widgets at their Dashboard site. Recently, they began to publish the top 10 list at their main software page at www.apple.com/software. We are proud to find that Mirror has made it to the list and is currently the 5th most downloaded Dashboard Widget for Mac OS X. Read more...

Aug, 9, 2006: Bubblegym runs on all Apple Intel laptops. Finally, Bubblegym now works on all Apple notebooks equipped with a Sudden Motion Sensor. That includes iBooks and Powerbooks released after March 2005. And of course all MacBooks and MacBook Pro. Read more...

Feb, 11, 2006: Mirror is now compatible with the current Mac OS X. We are happy that Mirror is now working again. Apple has fixed the issue in Dashboard that prevented Mirror from displaying correctly. You will need to update QuickTime to version 7.0.4 and also Mac OS X to version 10.4.4 Both are available as from downloads, easiest through Software Update in your Apple Menu. Read more...

Feb, 08, 2006: Safari Prairiefire gets new serial numbers. Many serial numbers have been removed due to extensive pirating. If you are affected by this please follow this link to obtain a new valid registration code for free. Read more...

Dec, 19, 2005: Bubblegym 0.6.1 update. This update fixes an issue where previous models (not hi-res) of the Powerbook G4 with 15" display had the tilting reversed. Also a few minor updates, recommended to all users with Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later. Read more...

Nov, 17, 2005: Bubblegym 0.6.0 released. Apple's system update to Mac OS X 10.4.3 is not compatible with the older version 0.4 of Bubblegym. The new version is recommended to all users. It is now based on the tilt-sensor technology Motion (Copyright 2005 Christian Klein). The new Bubblegym version also addresses issues with the new sms-equipped iBooks as well as the latest hi-res PowerBooks. Read more...

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Downloads the National Geographics Photo of the Day and saves is as the Desktop Image (Automator Script)
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Minimal application that provides quick access to the Classic environment.
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Mac version of the classical Master Mind. "A game of cunning and logic".
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Converts mailboxes from the Panther version of Mail.app into Entourage format. Does not work under Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

News Archive

Nov, 10, 2005: Mirror is not compatible with the current Mac OS X. Apple has recently updated QuickTime to version 7.0.3. Unfortunately, it appears to be a bug in it that prevents Mirror from displaying correctly. Apple has been notified and we are waiting for a response. In the meantime, users can downgrade to the previous version using the QuickTime 7.0.1 Reinstaller available from Apple. Link to Apple's download site

Oct, 15, 2005: Donation program extended to other disaster victims too. The earthquake in Pakistan has caused the death of at least 38,000 persons. Right now there is a huge need for relief especially medical equipment, infrastructure and tents. A $20+ donation to a charity organization will be rewarded with a free Balooba product. Read more...

Sep, 1, 2005: Donate money to hurricane relief and get a free Balooba product. It seems like the hurricane and the following flood is perhaps the worst disaster ever to hit Americans. 80% of New Orleans is under water. Take a moment and donate money, for example to the Red Cross. Apple makes it easy and you can use the link on top of the page. Everybody that donates a "decent" amount let's say 20 bucks will get a free copy of whichever Balooba app they want. Read more...

July, 19, 2005: Safari Prairiefire 1.1 released. Brings compatibility with RSS feeds and 10.4 Tiger. Safari Prairiefire version 1.0.1 (released as beta) brought compatibility with Tiger. Version 1.1 is an official release which also addresses issues with bookmarked RSS feeds. Recommended to all users. Read more...

July, 5, 2005: Mail2Entourage incompatible with Tiger. Mail.app version 2, which comes with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, is not compatible with Mr Mail2Entourage. Read more...

March, 31, 2005: Balooba releases Safari Prairiefire 1.0. The first non-beta version of the bookmarks-scanning application has been
finalized. Some new features too: Up to fifty times faster to apply changes to the bookmarks library. The window style can be altered between aqua and brushed metal, even on-the-fly. No need for Safari to quit during updating.
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March, 6, 2005: Bubblegym - a tilt-controlled computer game for Powerbooks. I am not sure, but I think this might be the first game that is controlled by moving the whole Powerbook. Amit Singh at Kernelthread, showed a way to read the values from the chip that handles the SMS (Sudden Motion Sensor). This potentially allows for a myriad of cool applications, such as this game, created for the fun of it :) The game is donation/shareware (donate something and get the registration code), donations will be used towards a powerbook so I can try this out too. Read more...

Feb, 21, 2005: New version of Safari Prairiefire.The new version has number 0.9.9.4 (build 24) and improves the performance by allowing several bookmarks to be checked simultaneously. This makes the scanning several times faster than before. In addition, Safari Prairiefire has got an updated search funtion, provides more comprehensivefeedback on error/status codes, and sports a new, beautiful. and clear interface.

Feb 1, 2005: The Worldwide Red Cross has in an email message announced that the $1.2 billion sufficient to meet the costs of the entire Red Cross tsunami relief program projected at this time.  Balooba would like to thank all the buyers who registered a copy of Safari Prairiefire or Babylooba and thereby contributed to the Tsunami victims. Several hundreds of dollars were thereby sent to the Red Cross.

Dec 29, 2004: Tsunami donation.Effective immediately. Until further notice 100% of all proceedings from all Balooba's software will be forwarded to the Red Cross* or any other organization if the buyer so wishes. This includes licenses from all software listed below. (Now obsolete)

Dec. 2004: Important information to Safari Prairiefire buyers:
After completing the payment you will be re-directed to a website page saying the purchase was successful. Click Return to Merchant and the bottom of that page. Then the registration code will be given to you instantly. If you do not click the Return to Merchant button PayPal fails to redirect you and you won't recieve a code instantly. If you do not recieve the registration code directly please send a mail to the support address and a registration code will be mailed to you within a few hours. For help with registration please click here.

*Dec.29, 2004: Red Cross donations Programme Effective immediately: all payments, licensing fees, donations, sales, etc are donated to the Red Cross. Balooba Software's PayPal account will be monitored daily. All proceedings will be promptly paid into the Red Cross International Response Fund through their online donation system. If you wish your money to go to another organization please specify on the PayPal purchase form. This program will continue until further notice. I (the developer Peter Berglund) personally know of several persons that are currently listed as missing in the area. However, this donation program will continue regardless of whether these people are found or not. Our hearts go to all those, tourists and citizens of the afflicted nations, who have lost health, homes, friends or family members.

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