Home / Industry Dashboard
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

MacTech News

11:05
Chas Group announces V-Ray 3.5 for NUKE

Chaos Group announces V-Ray 3.5 for NUKE (http://tinyurl.com/z6y7qtw), an update to its ray traced renderer used on films like “Spectre” and “The Revenant.” New support for volumetric rendering and deep compositing workflows have greatly expanded V-Ray for NUKE’s core capabilities, adding flexibility to film and TV productions.
 
NUKE artists can use the V-Ray Volume Grid node to import and render fire, smoke and other fluid simulations as OpenVDB files from applications like Houdini. This gives compositors direct control over lighting and the final look of volumetric effects for better integration. For even more control, volumes rendered in V-Ray for NUKE are fully compatible with deep compositing. 
 
Deep rendering capabilities have also been improved in this update, allowing artists to fully adopt deep compositing workflows. With V-Ray for NUKE deep data can be generated directly...

| Read more »
06:45
Maintain serves up Cocktail 10.3 (Sierra Edition)

Maintain has served up Cocktail 10.3 (Sierra Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS Sierra. It’s a general purpose utility that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs.

The new version adds macOS Sierra 10.12.4 compatibility, the ability to change default page zoom for Safari, ability to disable animation when hiding or showing Dock and ability to quit Finder. It also contains improvements on the "Delete localization files" procedure.

Cocktail costs $19 for a single user license and available for purchase from the Maintain website (http://www.maintain.se/cocktail). When unregistered, Cocktail runs in demo mode and will expire after the tenth launch.

| Read more »
06:35
CPUG Network announces 16th annual Las Vegas SuperMeet

The Creative Pro User Group Network says the 16th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet (http://supermeet.com) will take place on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in the Pavilion Ballroom at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This SuperMeet will celebrate the 16th anniversary of holding SuperMeets in Las Vegas and promises to be the single largest gathering of Adobe, Avid, DaVinci Resolve and FCP X editors, gurus, digital filmmakers and content creators during the 2017 NAB Show.

The SuperMeet agenda hasn’t been announced, but will feature user driven presentations from Blackmagic Design, Adobe, HP|NVIDIA, Other World Computing, FCPWORKS and more. Rounding out the evening will be the"World Famous Raffle" where tens of thousands of dollars worth of valuable prizes will be handed out. Earlybird tickets are on sale online through March 27 for $10 each, plus a ticket fee, and $7 for students and teachers with a valid student...

| Read more »
06:26
Forklift 3.0 for macOS completely rewritten in Swift

BinaryNights has released Forklift 3.0, an update to their file manager and file transfer utility for macOS (10.11 and higher). The tool allows Mac users to connect and manage their files via FTP, SFTP, WebDAV and more.

Forklift offers a way to remotely sync, preview, and edit files. Version 3.0 has been completely rewritten in Swift. The new version offers two-way sync, dark mode, remote editing, improved search functionality, and more.

Forklift 3.0 is usually $29.95 for a single-user license; however, for a limited time, BinaryNights (http://binarynights.com/forklift/) is offering it for $19.95. A family license is available for $29.95 (usually $49.95) and a small business license is available for $49.95 (usually $99.95) during the promotion. Discounted upgrades are also available to owners of previous versions of Forklift. A demo is available for download.

| Read more »
06:19
Quark introduces QuarkXPress 2017

Quark has announced QuarkXPress 2017 (www.quark.com/2017), the next major release of the company’s graphic design and layout software for professional print and digital production. It’s due in the second quarter of this year.

Designers can look forward to the addition of even more wish list features, enhanced text and typography functionality, new graphics and image editing capabilities, continued digital publishing innovation, and Quark’s lifetime licensing model, according to Matthias Guenther, director of the QuarkXPress Business Unit. The new features and functionality designers will find in QuarkXPress 2017 fall into four major categories: images and vectors, typography and text, customer wish list items, and digital publishing.


QuarkXPress 2016 and 2017 support the newest three operating systems from both macOS and Windows. On the Mac platform, it supports macOS 10.10 and higher.

...

| Read more »
Feb 28
Apple releases fourth developer beta of tvOS 10.2

Apple has posted the fourth tvOS 10.2 developer beta for testing on Apple TV. tvOS 10.2 — available at the Apple Developer Center — focuses on “new features, bug fixes, and improvements in the OS and SDK [software development kit.”

The tvOS 10.2 beta provides an accelerated scrolling feature to the Siri remote so you can scroll through lists of content faster. The OS update also adds the TV app, which is designed to offer a unified experience for discovering and accessing TV shows and movies from multiple apps on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.  It provides one place to access TV shows and movies, as well as a place to discover new content to watch.

What’s more, the tvOS 10.2 beta adds support for the Device Enrollment Program and support for the VideoToolbox framework, which lets people tap directly into hardware-accelerated encoding and decoding functions.

| Read more »
Feb 28
Sound Control 2 for the Mac adds per-app audio EQ, more

Static Z Software has updated Sound Control, a sound volume mixer for the Mac, to version 2. The app enables users to quickly change app volumes, as well as selectively apply a system-wide EQ to app audio.

Sound Control does this by adding a software mixer to the menu bar of your Mac. In addition to the volume mixer, Sound Control also adds a software EQ to your audio output allowing you to tailor the sound of your Mac's audio to their specific taste or to properly calibrate to the frequency response of their speakers.

New in Sound Control 2 is per-app audio EQ. This feature allows users to independently tweak the sound of their apps. Sound Control 2 also adds customizable audio routing. You can use it to reroute audio from any app to any audio device on your Mac.

A demo of Sound Control requires macOS 10.9 or higher, and costs $10. A demo can be found at Static Z Software online (...

| Read more »
Feb 28
CS Odessa announces free update for ConceptDraw

CS Odessa has announced a new macOS Sierra graphical user interface addition for ConceptDraw Pro. Available now in the Solution Park, the macOS solution features a tool set for developers and software product management professionals who use ConceptDraw Pro in their prototyping work.

The solution provides graphical user interface elements, user interface patterns, and application icons designed to simplify user interface likeness studies for Mac applications. ConceptDraw Office 4 is the fourth generation suite of ConceptDraw products that uses ConceptDraw InGyre4 integration technology to share data between its applications, allowing user to switch gears for different tasks more quickly.

ConceptDraw Office 4 includes ConceptDraw MindMap 9, ConceptDraw Project 8, ConceptDraw Pro 11, and the ConceptDraw Solution Park with more than 170 solutions. It works with macOS10.10 and higher.

The macOS User Interface can be downloaded from Solution Park at no charge to...

| Read more »
Feb 28
RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for Nuke and Fusion Studio

RE:Vision Effects (www.revisionfx.com) has released RE:Lens, a set of tools for projection conversion and lens distortion correction. It’s designed for super-wide, fisheye, spherical, and 360 panorama workflows.

RE:Lens is available for The Foundry's Nuke, Blackmagic Design's Fusion Studio, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro. It straightens curved video captured with wide-angle and fisheye lenses. RE:Lens costs $189.95 for a node-locked version and $284.93 for a floating version.

| Read more »
Feb 28
Davka Corp. announces Alef Bet Schoolhouse for macOS

The Davka Corp. (www.davka.com) has announced Alef Bet Schoolhouse for the Mac. It’s an app that introduces Hebrew letter basics to children ages three and up.

Alef Bet Schoolhouse features four activities that teach pronunciation of Hebrew letters, recognition of letter shapes, the order of the Hebrew alphabet, and the differences between letters of similar appearance. The Meet the Alef Bet section displays each Hebrew letter with a picture of a word that begins with that letter, accompanied with delightful animation and audio pronunciation of the letter and word.

The Magical Alef Bet Game presents a sequence of Hebrew letters that need to be placed in their proper order. The Unscrambulator requires players to reassemble scrambled Hebrew letters into their correct shapes, while Name that Letter places different letters of similar appearance on the screen that must be identified and distinguished from one...

| Read more »
Feb 27
New developer betas of iOS 10.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2...

Apple has released new developer betas of iOS 10.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.4, and watchOS 3.2. Developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the App Store.

| Read more »
Feb 27
SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS coming next month

SAP SE plans to deliver the SAP Cloud Platform SDK [software developer kit] for iOS on March 30, giving developers the tools for building enterprise apps for the iPhone and iPad.

Developers can now register for the SAP Academy for iOS to get the necessary training to create their own native apps. Early adopter customers have already seen improvements in their business with iOS built on SAP's platforms, according to Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board, SAP SE, Products & Innovation. “

"When we set out on this partnership with SAP, we knew we had an incredible opportunity to transform how people around the world work by combining the innovation and security of iOS with SAP's leadership in enterprise software,” Susan Prescott, vice president of Product Marketing, Apple, says. “We're already seeing the impact that the combination of iOS and SAP brings to businesses to enable better, more efficient and effective processes across industries. Now even more...

| Read more »
Feb 27
PDF Checkpoint can now preflight PDF document font names

Zevrix Solutions has introduced PDF Checkpoint 1.7.19, a feature update to its PDF preflight and conversion solution.

The tool automatically preflights, exports as images, splits and optimizes multiple Adobe PDF files. PDF Checkpoint can also convert the PDF document colors to specific ICC profile and helps users easily prepare their files for print, web and mobile devices. Version 1.7.19 lets users check PDF files for specific font names and adds case-insensitive keyword search.

PDF Checkpoint can be purchased on Mac App Store and Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $39.95. The update is free to licensed users. A demo is available for download. PDF Checkpoint requires macOS 10.7 or higher.

| Read more »
Feb 27
VidConvert upgrade for macOS brings notifications and badges

Reggie Ashworth has announced VidConvert 1.7.2 (http://www.reggieashworth.com/vidconvert), an update to his video converter for macOS. The upgrade brings notifications and badges.

VidConvert is a video converter designed to make converting your videos simple and easy. The software will convert just about any type of video into one of many popular formats. You can create videos for your iPhone or iPad, for your Mac or TV, or formats such as DivX and MPEG. VidConvert requires macOS 10.7 or later. It costs $7.99 for a single user license. A demo which creates three-minute samples is available.

| Read more »
Feb 27
AKVIS releases macOS compatible Points 3.0

AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has released AKVIS Points 3.0., an update of the macOS-compatible software that turns digital photographs into paintings using the technique of pointillism. The new version offers an enhanced photo-to-paintings effect, updated AKVIS presets, two user interface modes, compatibility with CC 2017, and other changes.

AKVIS Points 3.0 is compatible with macOS 10.7 and higher.The product is available as a standalone application and as a plugin filter for Adobe Photoshop, Corel PaintShop Pro, and other image editors.

A Home license costs $49, a Deluxe license is $69, and a Business license is $89. One license key allows activating and using the software on two computers. AKVIS Points 3.0 is a free upgrade for recent buyers, as well for those who bought one year of updates during the last 12 months. Users, whose license isn’t valid for the new version, can get Points 3.0 for $14.95.

| Read more »
Feb 24
AppCrypt for macOS upgraded to version 3.5.0

Cisdem has updated AppCrypt for Mac, an app that gives users the ability to password protect their apps, to version 3.5.0.

It can password protect iPhoto, iTunes, Contacts, Facebook or any other applications on your Mac. To use it, you set a password and add the apps to the lock list. No one can access the protected apps unless they have the correct password. Version 3.5.0 adds a new function for blocking websites and customizing shortcuts

AppCrypt is available now at the Cisdem website (www.cisdem.com). A single license of AppCrypt costs $24.99. A license for two Macs costs $39.99 and one for five is $59.99. A demo is available for download.

| Read more »
Feb 24
MacMate revs Web Builder to version 3.1

MacMate (http://macmate.me) has launched Web Builder 3.1, an update of its macOS-compatible online app for creating websites. Users can now choose from a selection of over 3000 theme and palette combinations and add features like maps, contact forms and even a shop module with just a few clicks and no extra charges.

MacMate costs $5.99 per month. A demo is available for download.

| Read more »
Feb 23
iTunes Remote app adds support for two-factor authentication

Apple has updated the iTunes Remote app for iPhones and iPads with support for two-factor authentication when signing in for Home Sharing. It’s a free app available at the Apple App Store.

iTunes Remote lets you control iTunes from anywhere in your home. With it you can use your iOS device to connect to iTunes on your Mac or PC as if you’re in front of your computer.

| Read more »
Feb 23
Silicon Studio releases the Xenko Game Engine

Silicon Studio Corporation has announced the commercial release of its Xenko game engine (http://xenko.com), an open source engine designed for development teams of all size, from indies working on mobile games to full studios working on AAA virtual reality titles. The engine will be on display at GDC 2017 in Silicon Studio’s booth #624, and available for purchase April 2017.

Xenko was created and refined by a group of international developers working under the oversight of the Japanese studio known to game creators for its industry-standard middleware, and to gaming fans for development of the 3DS Bravely Default RPG series for Square Enix Co., said Terada Takehiko, CEO of Silicon Studio. While the engine is accessible to users of all skill levels, it’s created by developers for developers, he added.

Xenko supports the latest C#. Along with a development streamlining scene editor, a built-in prefab system and...

| Read more »
Feb 23
B-Eng gives away free Password Manager tool for Mac

B-Eng has introduced Password Manager, a free new password managing tool for macOS. It lets your organize passwords in groups with individual lists for each group, the creation of templates for both groups and entries and protection with either master password or fingerprint for Macs that support Touch ID.

Password Manager supports multi users, and lists can be exported and imported as xml-files. It also includes a customizable password generator and strong encryption. Password Manager for Mac is available on the homepage of B-Eng (http://tinyurl.com/hn3ejrg)after registering with a user name and a valid e-mail.

| Read more »

MacTech Blog

Mar 01
Ten reasons to hide your IP address

An IP address is a numerical label assigned to each computer to indicate its location. IP address can also show the user’s ISP details and even disclose their physical location.
 
Since everyone’s IP address hides private and sensitive information, it is not wise to publically disclose it – and this is exactly what happens when people go online. Accessing any website allows the web host to see the location of the user and to even track their activity.
 
Users are being tracked by advertisers across all their devices, surveilled by governments, and their privacy could also be easily breached by hackers, as long as their IP address is exposed.
 
One of the best ways to hide an IP address is to use a VPN – such as NordVPN, which encrypts all data between a user’s computer and a VPN server into a secure tunnel. NordVPN doesn’t keep any customer logs, offers secure encryption protocols and advanced security solutions like DoubleVPN.
 
A...

| Read more »
Feb 28
Almost half of all consumers ship via their phones

New data reveals that almost half of all consumers shop via their phones — and a two-second delay in load time can hurt bounce rates by 103%.
 
This data comes from SOASTA’s (www.soasta.com) semi-annual “State of Digital Performance” report, which analyzes the performance of retail, media and travel sites. SOASTA gathered 38.3 billion beacons’ worth of data (10 billion user visits) to determine the findings.  
 
The “State of Digital Performance” report also found that the median bounce rate for shoppers using mobile devices was almost 58%, while tablet shoppers had a median bounce rate of almost 45%. SOASTA found that only about 1-in-5 consumers actually make purchases using their phones.

This is important because phones are a critical tool in the browsing process, but there are barriers to completing transitions on mobile sites. SOASTA says that just a 100-millisecond delay in load time can...

| Read more »
Feb 27
Americans remain unconcerned about identity theft this...

In its second annual Tax Season Risk Report, CyberScout (www.cyberscout.com), a data security and identity theft protection firm, reported on taxpayer attitudes about identity theft and saw a pattern of poor practices that leave much of the public vulnerable. While the IRS is taking steps that have reduced tax identity theft, taxpayers must still take ownership to protect their filings as the risks remain high.
 
Most Americans (58%) aren’t worried about tax fraud in spite of federal reports of 787,000 confirmed identity theft returns in 2016, totaling more than $4 billion in potential fraud. Only 35% of taxpayers demand that their preparers use two-factor authentication, which is far more secure than a single password, to protect their clients’ personal information.

Less than a fifth (18%) use an encrypted USB drive, a secure way to save important documents like tax worksheets, W-2’s, 1099’s or...

| Read more »
Feb 27
Worldwide cloud services to grow 18% this year

The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 18% in 2017 to total $246.8 billion, up from $209.2 billion in 2016, according to Gartner (www.gartner.com).

The research group says the highest growth will come from cloud system infrastructure services (IaaS), which is projected to grow 36.8% in 2017 to reach $34.6 billion. Cloud application services (SaaS) is expected to grow 20.1% to reach $46.3 billion.

"The overall global public cloud market is entering a period of stabilization, with its growth rate peaking at 18% in 2017 and then tapering off over the next few years," said Sid Nag, research director at Gartner. "While some organizations are still figuring out where cloud actually fits in their overall IT strategy, an effort to cost optimize and bring forth the path to transformation holds strong promise and results for IT outsourcing (ITO) buyers.”

Gartner predicts that through...

| Read more »
Feb 24
Nearly 1/3 of consumers don’t know they use the cloud

There is confusion over what qualifies as “the cloud,” according to a new consumer survey. Despite marking that they use at least one of several popular cloud-based applications, such as Google Drive, Dropbox or Microsoft OneDrive, over 30% of consumers subsequently responded that they do not use or access information in the cloud.

Clutch (https://clutch.co/uk/seo-firms), a B2B [business-to-business] ratings and reviews firm, designed the survey to gauge consumers' knowledge and habits regarding cloud usage. When it comes to understanding which applications are part of the cloud, experts say that the confusion is understandable.

"From private cloud, managed private cloud, to in-house and public cloud, there are many different technologies which can be referred to as cloud, but are very general," said Alexander Martin-Bale, director of Cloud and Data Platforms at adaware, an anti-...

| Read more »
Feb 24
Recruiting and retaining women in tech

Technical recruiter Speak With A Geek (SWAG) is using its voice in the industry to raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by women in technology. The Bay Area agency hopes to educate and provide a deeper analysis into the topic of a lack of female representation in technology.
 
“Beginning almost at birth, girls receive subtle messaging that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are for not for them. Everything from gendered toys, stereotypical advertisements, and even the subtle suggestions by parents and teachers can steer girls in directions outside of STEM subjects,” said Sarah Noyes, director of Diversity & Inclusion at SWAG.
 
On average, only 18% of computer science degree holders are women. Recent studies by U.S. researchers analyzed nearly 1.4 million Github users and found that code change suggestions made by women are more likely to be accepted on the open-source code sharing platform than those made by men, but only if...

| Read more »
Feb 23
WWDC creator calls for decentralization, encryption

When the World Wide Web was created in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee, its purpose was for the web technology to be available to everyone, always, without any patents or royalties. Recently, as the Internet becomes more and more centralized, the creator of the Internet and other people at its heart start calling for a revolution in order to rethink the way that Internet works.
 
A lot has happened in the years of Internet’s existence, but the pattern is clear: the tool that was meant to bring profound advance for liberty is too often used by governments and corporations as a means of control. Russia and UK, for example, have passed new intrusive surveillance laws, and China and Vietnam block major websites from their citizens; users are being tracked by corporations and advertisers, and their data is being sold to third parties; Internet giants like Google and Facebook yield big power over the data of all the global Internet users.
 
Tim Berners-Lee publically...

| Read more »
Feb 22
Smart one automation, monitoring devices to excel 770...

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) forecasts that smart home automation and monitoring devices will grow to over 770 million globally by 2021, representing an eleven-fold rise from just 68 million estimated in 2016.

The new research found that increasing adoption of platform evangelism and openness to partnerships is boosting third party development of devices, especially in developed markets. North America, Far East & China and West Europe will account for almost 75% of all households adopting the technology in 2021.

Juniper Research found that home automation hardware sales are rapidly outstripping subscription services, such as AT&T’s Digital Life offering. The research group forecasts that while homes adopting this payment model will increase, a one-off purchase model will see faster growth over the next five years. It found that revenues from hardware...

| Read more »
Feb 22
Smart glasses predicted to resurge over the next five...

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has identified smart glasses as the highest growth sector of the consumer wearables segment over the next five years, reaching 11% of the overall wearables market by 2021. Revenues are forecast to grow from $327m this year, to $9bn in 2021 as the new generation of smart glasses emerges.

The new research also found that the dominant wearables categories of smartwatches and fitness wearables, have begun to slow. They will claim just over 50% of wearables revenue by 2021, compared to an expected 75% this year, according to Juniper.

In contrast, more ambitious wearable devices, which require new modes of interaction, will bring more and better devices to consumers in the near future, notes the research group. Smart glasses are being repositioned away from their technological roots to appear more like conventional glasses; new products...

| Read more »
Feb 21
Public cloud services spending to reach $122.5 billion...

A new from IDC (www.idc.com) shows that worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure will reach $122.5 billion in 2017, an increase of 24.4% over 2016.

Over the 2015-2020 forecast period, overall public cloud spending will experience a 21.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) – nearly seven times the rate of overall IT spending growth, according to the research group. By 2020, IDC forecasts public cloud spending will reach $203.4 billion worldwide.

Software as a Service (SaaS) will remain the dominant cloud computing type, capturing nearly two thirds of all public cloud spending in 2017 and roughly 60% in 2020. SaaS spending, which is comprised of applications and system infrastructure software (SIS), will in turn be dominated by applications purchases, which will make up more than half of all public cloud spending throughout the forecast period. However, spending on Infrastructure as a Service (...

| Read more »

Reviews and Kool Tools

Almalence’ $0.99 xTeleZoom app (http://tinyurl.com/hedx8le) for the iPhone enables extra high quality zoom capability. Using a sophisticated computational technique, the app is able to dramatically preserve resolution... Read more »
IK Multimedia’s (www.ikmultimedia.com) iRig Recorder 3 is a new version of the audio recording app that now supports video recording plus includes a wider collection of pro audio effects, expanded sharing capabilities... Read more »
Amped Wireless’ HELIOS-EX is its first tri-band Wi-Fi range extender. Winner of a CES Innovations Award, the HELIOS-EX High Power AC2200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender is compatible with any router and can increase... Read more »
Link Corporation’s $199.99 Omna 180 Cam HD (http://us.dlink.com/home-solutions/omna/) is the first in D-Link's Omna family of HomeKit enabled devices and provides an easy way for users to monitor their homes. Omna’s... Read more »

News Scanner

Wednesday March 1

11:12
Google Meet video conferencing app goes live on iOS...




A new video conferencing service for business users from Google called Meet has partially gone live before an official launch, with an iOS app for the enterprise-focused meeting tool briefly appearing in the App Store before being pulled.

| Read more »
10:48
Peugeot concept learns from your IoT gear to improve...

While the Geneva Motor Show is just days away, Peugeot didn't wait for the festivities in Switzerland to debut its latest concept. Instead, the automaker revealed an autonomous car here at Mobile World Congress. Dubbed the Instinct Concept, the vehic...

| Read more »
10:43
Why some cars have gas tank fillers on the left or...

This is one of those things you don’t think about but, when it gets explained, makes a lot of sense.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
10:30
The Oculus Rift and Touch bundle is now $200 cheaper

We're just a few weeks away from the one-year anniversary of Oculus shipping the Rift to consumers, so now would be a good time for the company to drop some news. And here it is. Starting today, Oculus will begin selling Rift and Touch bundles on its...

| Read more »
10:12
Apple brings carrier billing to Italy, Austria...




Apple this week turned on carrier billing in Italy, Austria, and Singapore, allowing some people in those countries to charge iTunes, iBooks, App Store, or Apple Music expenses to their phone bill instead of a credit card.

| Read more »
10:10
'MindGamers' clip shows off the dangers of...

The upcoming science fiction film MindGamers has an intriguing hook: 1,000 audience members are going to wear cognitive headbands to monitor their brain activity during a screening. And when it's over, researchers will go over the results of the "mas...

| Read more »
09:58
USB-C Port, Curved Display Top Latest iPhone Rumor...


Apple poked a hornet's nest when it removed the standard headphone jack from the iPhone 7. It may do it again by replacing the Lightning port with USB-C in the next iPhone. The Lightning port, introduced in 2012, is used to charge and connect accessories to the iPhone, but Apple reportedly plans to swap it for USB-C, which the company has been introducing into its computer lines. "It would be a bold step for Apple, because it would mean Apple would be dependent on the advance of the USB-C standard," said IHS Markit Senior Director Ian Fogg.

| Read more »
09:55
How to find and watch Facebook Live streaming video...

I’m not a heavy Facebook user but I can see how this could be very popular among those who like watching videos on and from the site.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
09:50
Epic Games shows the potential of high-end augmented...

Epic Games has a reputation for bringing bizarre demos to its GDC keynotes. The company loves to show developers what Unreal Engine can do, not just in gaming but other genres as well. As such, Epic Games has now demoed "Project Raven," which makes i...

| Read more »
09:43
Microsoft bringing Google Calendar and Contact...

Microsoft announced today that it plans to bring Google Calendar and Contacts support to Outlook 2016 for Mac later this year. Outlook for Mac already works with Gmail accounts for managing email, but this update will mark the first time Gmail users can manage contact databases and calendar entries using Microsoft’s software.

more…

Filed under: Apple ...

| Read more »
09:37
Be More Productive: Try a Different Keyboard

Last week Dr. Mac showed you how you could improve your typing skills for free at www.typingtest.com. But that’s only half the story. He also types significantly faster on his third-party keyboard than any keyboard Apple has made in the last decade…


| Read more »
09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: SanDisk 128GB Flash Drive $25...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Grab a SanDisk Ultra 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive...

| Read more »
09:30
Prisma lets you create your own photo filters

If you like to use filters in photo apps, you've probably had that moment where the available filters weren't quite what you were looking for. Wouldn't it be nice if you could craft your own? Prisma thinks so. It's updating its service with an option...

| Read more »
09:20
Nintendo finally gives us a glimpse at the Switch...

The launch of Nintendo's very hyped (and very strange) Switch is only a couple of days away. And we're only just now getting our first look at its digital storefront the Switch eShop. If you've touched an electronic device at all in the last few year...

| Read more »
09:16
Netflix teases its Brad Pitt film 'War Machine...

If it wasn't already clear that Netflix has enough clout to get the biggest names in entertainment, it is now. The streaming service has posted its first teaser for War Machine, a satire of the war in Afghanistan starring a slew of major actors inclu...

| Read more »
09:00
Watch Epic Games' GDC 2017 keynote right here!

Unity already had its moment at GDC 2017, and now it's Epic Games' turn to take the stage in San Francisco. The company's "State of Unreal" keynote will be presented by founder Tim Sweeney, who is expected to share new developments around the Unreal...

| Read more »
08:59
With rumors of a 128GB model swirling, Target...




U.S. retailer Target is allegedly telling its stores to return some iPhone SE units to Apple, a report claimed on Wednesday, ahead of a March press event in which the company could announce a new high-capacity 128-gigabyte model.

| Read more »
08:59
Apple expands mobile phone billing for App Store and...

Apple has slowly been expanding mobile phone billing (or carrier billing) to additional countries, and three more have been added to the short list of supported countries this week. Customers in Austria, Italy, and Singapore can now use mobile phone billing with select carriers where available.

more…

Filed under: Apple ...

| Read more »
08:47
Google unveils 'Meet,' a Hangouts app for...

Google has quietly unveiled Meet by Google Hangouts, a big part of its strategy to shuffle the Hangouts app towards businesses and away from consumers. While it hasn't made a formal announcement, it launched an iOS app and partially-functional websit...

| Read more »
08:46
YouTube is entering the cable cord-cutter business

This might be a good deal for some but no CBS, MTV, Comedy Central and the other channels from Time Warner and Viacom might be a dealbreaker for many.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
08:35
OverSight mic and webcam monitor

It’s free and offers a little piece of mind for the paranoid among us.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
08:30
'Please Knock on My Door' is a digital...

At first, depression doesn't sound like the most thrilling topic to explore in a video game. It's antithetical to the boisterous, action-packed, neon-tinted tone that generally dominates the industry -- but that doesn't mean depression doesn't make f...

| Read more »

Rumor Scanner

Wednesday March 1

06:42
Target Returns iPhone SE Stock Ahead of Apple's Rum...

Target this week instructed its stores to return a number of iPhone SE models to Apple by today, March 1, according to a company memo obtained by MacRumors.

iPhone SE devices that are to be returned include six unlocked 16GB and 64GB models in Gold, Silver, Rose Gold, and Space Gray, and two Sprint models.

An anonymous employee informed us that her Target store had not received iPhone SE stock since before the iPhone 7 was announced in September 2016.

While there are many possible reasons for Target to send back iPhone SE stock, such as poor sales of select models, the move comes just days or weeks before Apple's rumored March event, where a 128GB iPhone SE may...

| Read more »
03:52
Yesterday LG Delivered on their Promise made at CES and...

In early January Patently Apple posted a report titled "LG & Samsung Set to Announce Future Plants in the U.S. Due to President-Elect Trump's 'Made in America' Pledge." Yesterday LG Electronics formally announced that it will construct a washing machine factory with an annual capacity of 1 million units in the US state Tennessee.

| Read more »
03:12
A New International Poll Shows that Apple's Corpora...

On February 20 Patently Apple covered a report about the latest Harris corporate Reputation Poll where we saw Samsung's reputation take a dramatic hit going from #3 in 2015 to #49 in 2016. In that same poll, Apple fell from #2 in 2015 to #5 in the U.S. Yesterday the Reputation Institute (RI), the world's leading provider of stakeholder measurement, membership and management services, announced their top 100 rankings for corporations. It was surprising to learn that Apple fall from #10 to #20 in a single year.

| Read more »
02:32
Samsung Galaxy S8 Image Leak Reveals Design of 'iPh...

Reliable mobile phone leaker Evan Blass this morning posted what looks like an official press image of the Galaxy S8, Samsung's first flagship phone of 2017.

Coming on the back of last year's Note7 debacle, the S8 represents a hopeful comeback for Samsung's smartphone business and is likely to be the biggest rival to Apple's radically redesigned "iPhone 8" expected to launch later this year.

I think this is what you've been waiting for. pic.twitter.com/FvYfsLOy0R

— Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 1, 2017

The single rendered image appears to confirm the expected new minimal-bezel design and the absence of a home button...

| Read more »

Tuesday February 28

13:46
Apple CEO Reveals for the First Time that they Spent $50...

Apple's CEO Tim Cook said earlier today at the Company's annual shareholder meeting that their commitment to U.S. manufacturing accounted for $50 billion last year

| Read more »
13:12
Google Unveils New 'YouTube TV' Streaming Serv...

YouTube today officially announced its new streaming television service, YouTube TV, reports Recode. Priced at $35 per month, YouTube TV features access to ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and approximately 30 major cable channels, with television content available alongside YouTube's own video content.

Separate from YouTube Red, the new TV service will be available as a standalone app that's launching later this year. While it will be available on laptops and TVs through Chromecast, YouTube TV is said to be focused on a "mobile first" experience, with YouTube expecting most users to watch on smartphones and tablets.

At launch, available channels will be limited to cable networks owned by companies that also own broadcast networks, but that could change in the future.One thing that distinguishes YouTube TV from its competitors is that while it will feature cable networks owned...

| Read more »
12:16
Apple Shares New 'No More Printing' iPad Pro A...

Apple today shared a new video that's part of its latest iPad Pro advertising campaign, highlighting the Apple Pencil and the ability to sign documents right on the tablet without the need to print them.

The 16-second video, like previous videos in the campaign, is based on a tweet that an actual Twitter user shared on the social network. While a real tweet is used, an actress plays the part of the Twitter user.

Don't print. With iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, you can just sign and send out that secret new job offer!Apple's newest iPad Pro ad campaign comes as the company is rumored to be preparing to introduce an updated iPad Pro lineup. A flagship 10.5-inch iPad Pro with an upgraded processor and edge...

| Read more »
12:09
Apple Wins 62 Patents Today Covering a Detailed 'Ma...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 62 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a detailed invention regarding Apple Maps and in particular, identifying rooftops. Apple was also granted a series of design wins for Apple Watch Bands. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.

| Read more »
10:57
Apple Wins a Patent for a 3D Camera System for Controlli...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 62 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover an Apple patent acquired from PrimeSense regarding technology relating to a 3D depth camera that could be used to control apps and gameplay with in-air control/gestures and possible cover instant on facial recognition in Apple devices like an iMac or in theory beyond.

| Read more »
10:46
Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'You Will See Us Do More in the...

During a Q&A session at today's shareholder meeting held at Apple's Cupertino campus, Apple CEO Tim Cook reassured investors that Apple is still very much focused on its professional customers and has plans to "do more" in the pro area.

"You will see us do more in the pro area," Cook said. "The pro area is very important to us. The creative area is very important to us in particular."

Cook's comments were directed towards the Mac, Apple Watch, services, and iPad, but may reassure those who are worried that Apple is abandoning its desktop Mac lineup, especially the Mac Pro. The Mac Pro has not been updated since December of 2013, going more than 1,100 days without a refresh.

Other desktop Macs have also gone more than a year without an update. The...

| Read more »
10:15
Apple Exploring AR in Israel as Robert Scoble Insists...

Augmented reality could be the "next big thing" for Apple, according to the latest research from UBS analyst Steven Milunovich.

Milunovich believes that Apple could equip the iPad and iPhone with AR-enabled hardware such as sensors, 3D cameras, and custom chipsets over the next two to three years.

He speculates the iPhone 8, for example, could have "moderate 3D mapping using stereoscopic vision" based on a technology called Simultaneous Localization and Mapping.

An excerpt from his research note obtained by MacRumors:SLAM solves the chicken and egg problem of mapping a space without prior knowledge. The device starts from one angle and collects points of data. As the device moves, it observes how objects shift and begins to fuse data to create an environment. As the 3D map is forming, the device begins to understand its own positon in the context of the environment it is trying to map.

...

| Read more »
08:31
One Analyst Thinks the iPhone 8 Will Still Have a Lightn...

The Wall Street Journal today reported that at least one upcoming iPhone model will include a USB-C port instead of a Lightning connector.

If the report is accurate, a single USB-C cable could be used to charge the so-called iPhone 8, 12-inch MacBook, or the latest MacBook Pro models.People familiar with Apple’s plans said its release this year would include two models with the traditional LCDs and a third one with the OLED screen.

They said Apple would introduce other updates including a USB-C port for the power cord and other peripheral devices instead of the company’s original Lightning connector.The Wall Street Journal has historically been a reliable source for iPhone rumors, so there...

| Read more »
07:13
Hyper Android Community Jumps the Gun with Samsung Trade...

Samsung Electronics has recently filed a trademark for its pending foldable smartphone, dubbed “Galaxy X,” with South Korea’s patent office. Samsung has been widely rumored to be working on its first fordable smartphone -- with the bendable screen folding outward, unlike the old flip phones -- as early as in the third quarter this year. That's the hype that's running in the Android community today with no evidence to back it.

| Read more »
04:24
Apple Wins a Patent for a Water Resistant System for iDe...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 62 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a new moisture routing system that could bring a new level of water resistance to future iPhones and other iDevices.

| Read more »
02:58
iPhone 8 Will Have Curved OLED Screen and USB-C Connecto...

Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 will feature a curved OLED display made by Samsung to differentiate it from two additional new iPhone models, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Today's report corroborates previous claims from analyst Ming Chi-Kuo that Apple will release three devices this year: Two 'S' cycle iPhones with LCD displays to succeed the current iPhone 7, as well as a special "10th Anniversary Edition" iPhone 8.

According to WSJ's anonymous sources, Apple will drop the traditional home button on the iPhone 8 in favor of a distinct touch-enabled area on the chin area of the...

| Read more »
02:29
Apple Granted a Patent for Touch ID beneath the iPhone D...

Patently Apple posted a patent application report last July titled "Apple Patent Confirms work on Repurposing Touch ID behind the Display of an iOS Device." Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple this patent. Unlike Samsung who has reportedly moved their fingerprint scanner to the backside of their new Galaxy S8, Apple has moved their Touch ID methodology to behind the display of an iPhone that is likely to surface later this year.

| Read more »
02:28
Amazon Developing 'Voice ID' Technology for Al...

Amazon is building upon the Alexa voice-recognition technology found in its Echo range of speakers so that the virtual assistant can distinguish between individual users based on the sound of their voices.

According to anonymous sources who spoke to TIME, Amazon's feature would work by matching the person speaking to a pre-recorded voice sample, or "voice print", to verify the speaker's identity.

A primary account holder would be able to require a specific voice print to access certain commands. A user would, for example, be able to set it so that a parent's voice would be required to make a credit card purchase or turn on the coffee machine through the Echo.Amazon has been developing the feature, internally called Voice ID, since at least the summer of 2015, according to people familiar with the company's Alexa strategy. The underlying technology is said to have been completed and just...

| Read more »

Monday February 27

14:42
A new IDC Report Covers the Personal Computing Device Ma...

In a new IDC report published today, IDC tries to provide us with an overview of 'Personal Computing Device' market. It's a market where the lines are blurring between desktops, notebooks, tablets/slates, tablets/detachables, ultraslim and 2-in-1 hybrids notebooks. With the market still in flux and industry players constantly trying invent new categories and different kinds of hybrids, IDC attempts to freeze time and provide us with an overview of the market today and where it could shift by 2021.

| Read more »
13:35
Apple's iPhone became the leading Smartphone in Aus...

In Q4 2016 the majority of Australians chose iPhone over any other smartphone brand on the market catapulting iPhone to the number one spot in Q4 2016 despite Google's Pixel coming on board.

| Read more »
10:02
Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 10.3 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming iOS 10.3 update to developers, one week after seeding the third beta of iOS 10.3 and more than two months after the release of iOS 10.2, the last major update to the iOS 10 operating system.

Registered developers can download the fourth iOS 10.3 beta from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air with the proper configuration profile installed.

iOS 10.3 is a major update, introducing several new features and changes to the iOS 10 operating system. The biggest new consumer-facing feature is "Find My AirPods," which is designed to help AirPods owners locate a lost earphone. Find My AirPods records the last known...

| Read more »

Documentation Scanner

Wednesday March 1

10:00
Learn how to protect your organization from the...

Join us for the second episode of a two-part Modern Workplace special security series, “Cyber Intelligence—the human element,” airing March 7, 2017 at 8 a.m. PST / 4 p.m. GMT. In this episode, get a deeper look inside the biggest threat to an organization’s security—its employees. In addition, you will learn how to motivate your team to proactively help prevent a breach.

Featured guests:

  • Cyber intelligence advisor, Dr. Jessica Barker, shares simple steps you can take today to motivate your organization to help keep security threats at bay.
  • CISO for Nielsen, Phil Ferraro, discusses five common security myths you must avoid to protect your data.

Plus, learn how Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection can help enterprise businesses detect, investigate and respond to advanced threats.

...

| Read more »
09:47
Episode 26 of the MacAdmins Podcast: Can’t Spell...
09:00
What’s new in Office 365 administration—new Service...

Today, we’re pleased to announce that the new Office 365 Service health dashboard is now available to all customers. Since the first preview—announced at Ignite in September 2016—the new Service health dashboard has provided admins with a deeper level of service health insight. We’re excited about the rich insights that it is bringing to admins.

The new Service health dashboard reaches general availability

For many of you, moving to Office 365 was a big change. In an on-premises world, if there was a service incident, you were the ones investigating and solving the issue. With Office 365, you trust Microsoft with running the service as well as with quickly solving service incidents. We know that having visibility into the service is crucial for you, and we built the Service...

| Read more »
09:00
Visio Online—anywhere, anytime access to your...

Mobility is paramount in today’s business environment. That’s why we’re excited to announce Microsoft Visio Online, which enables users to share and view Visio diagrams in high fidelity from almost any device using their favorite browser. Today, Visio Online opens the online viewing experience to almost all Office 365 commercial users, boosting productivity for everyone on your team, no matter where they’re working. In addition to Visio Online, we’ve released JavaScript APIs for IT professionals to extend Visio capabilities to meet specific user needs.

The Visio team has steadily released more and more features to increase mobility across your organization. In November 2016, we brought...

| Read more »
09:00
Outlook 2016 for Mac adds support for Google...

Today, Outlook 2016 for Mac is adding support for Google Calendar and Contacts—available first to our Office Insider Fast community. We’re excited to be delivering on these highly-requested features for Mac users and matching our Outlook apps for iOS and Android, providing Google accounts with a more powerful way to stay in control of the day ahead.

While today marks the beginning of this rollout, we need your help to test drive and provide feedback on the experience. We will be closely managing the rollout to Insiders, expanding availability over the next several weeks, before becoming broadly available to Office 365 customers later this year.

More than just email

Outlook for Mac has long supported connecting to and managing your Gmail. With these updates, Outlook will now also sync your Google calendars and contacts. The experience will be very similar to what you are...

| Read more »
09:00
OneNote Class Notebook supports English Language...

Klein Forest High School is located in Houston, Texas. Our student body is about 3,700 students; our faculty and staff total approximately 500, and we are 1:1. We have an on-campus repair center that services our devices, but they do not teach teachers and students how to use software. That’s where we step in. As the instructional specialists in technology on campus, it is our responsibility to ensure that teachers and students can utilize the technology effectively for teaching and learning.

We first saw OneNote Class Notebook while attending the TCEA annual technology conference last February. We attended an amazing session called Personalizing Student Learning with the OneNote Class Notebook. We were in love with so many features of the class notebook, but what sold us was Learning Tools because of our high English Language Learner (ELL) population.

As our campus struggled to step...

| Read more »

Tuesday February 28

10:00
tvOS 10.2 beta 4 (14W5252c) Now Available

tvOS 10.2 beta 4 (14W5252c) Now Available

| Read more »
10:00
tvOS 10.2 beta 4 (14W5252c) Now Available

tvOS 10.2 beta 4 (14W5252c) Now Available

| Read more »
09:00
Office 365 news in February—new and improved...

Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.

This month, we released several improvements to our cloud-powered intelligence services. These services use machine learning and advanced algorithms to create magical experiences that save you time and help produce polished, gorgeous content. And they will just get better each month as we deliver continued innovation and further tune our intelligent recommendations as more people use them.

Jumpstart presentations with QuickStarter in PowerPoint

QuickStarter is now available in PowerPoint. Announced in September, QuickStarter reinvents how you create presentations by helping you conquer blank slides. Simply type in your topic and QuickStarter gets you going with a...

| Read more »

Monday February 27

14:00
watchOS 3.2 beta 4 (14V5235b) Now Available

watchOS 3.2 beta 4 (14V5235b) Now Available

| Read more »
14:00
watchOS 3.2 beta 4 (14V5235b) Now Available

watchOS 3.2 beta 4 (14V5235b) Now Available

| Read more »
10:00
macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 4 (16E175b) Now Available

macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 4 (16E175b) Now Available

| Read more »
10:00
macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 4 (16E175b) Now Available

macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 4 (16E175b) Now Available

| Read more »
10:00
iOS 10.3 beta 4 (14E5260b) Now Available

iOS 10.3 beta 4 (14E5260b) Now Available

| Read more »
10:00
iOS 10.3 beta 4 (14E5260b) Now Available

iOS 10.3 beta 4 (14E5260b) Now Available

| Read more »
09:00
eBay makes a bid for flexibility in the workplace...

Today’s Office 365 post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president at Microsoft.

eBay joined the Office 365 family of enterprise customers a few years ago, and I’m excited that the groundbreaking online retailer is now looking to take the next step toward advanced productivity by investing in Office 365 E5 for communication and analytics.

I recently heard from Rami Mazid, head of Global Infrastructure and End Users Services at eBay, about how Office 365 dovetails with the company’s internal goals. “At eBay, we were built on the belief that we can empower and connect people to create more opportunity, specifically through commerce. Within our own company, we’ve mirrored that same belief by leveraging technology and tools that enable our employees to easily connect and collaborate with one another. We’re using cloud-based technologies like Office 365 to give our employees the flexibility to work how they want, helping them forge bonds with...

| Read more »
09:00
Learning Tools for Word Online and OneNote Online...

We are pleased to share that Learning Tools are now available in new languages to all customers with Office 365 or a personal OneDrive account. Previously, we announced that we would deliver Learning Tools to Word Online and OneNote Online, so users on any device can experience the same reading and writing benefits people see using Learning Tools for OneNote. To access these new Learning Tools in Word Online or OneNote Online, go to the View menu and click Immersive Reader. In addition, Learning Tools for Word 2016 has Learning Tools built into Read Mode.

Learning Tools includes a modified reader view that utilizes techniques proven to help people read more effectively, such as:

  • Read Aloud—Reads text...
| Read more »

Friday February 24

05:00
Mapping New SQLite Databases

I’ve written about SQLite databases here and there over the years. A number of Apple tools and third party tools for the platform run on SQLite and it’s usually a pretty straight forward process to get into a database and inspect what’s there and how you might programmatically interact with tools that store data in SQLite. And I’ll frequently use a tool like Navicat to quickly and visually hop in and look at what happens when I edit data that then gets committed to the database.

But I don’t always have tools like that around. So when I want to inspect new databases, or at least those new to me, I need to use the sqlite3 command. First, I need to find the databases, which are .db files, usually stored somewhere that a user has rights to alter the file. For example,  /Library/Application Support/My Product. In that folder, you’ll usually find a db file, which for this process, we’ll...

| Read more »

Thursday February 23

15:30
SharePoint Framework reaches general availability—...

The past year has come with significant updates to our SharePoint user experiences, such as modern team sites, document libraries and pages. These modern experiences feature simple and powerful web parts that are responsive, easy to use and mobile-ready. By customizing web parts on a page, team members can build tailored sites that feature the most relevant content and tools for their team. In addition to a rich set of web parts available within SharePoint, developers can also create completely new web parts. We’re modernizing our developer surface to keep pace with rapidly changing techniques and technologies used in the broader industry. SharePoint Framework lets developers take advantage of up-to-date practices, tools and libraries to help them build more engaging, mobile-ready web parts at a rapid pace.

Today, we’re proud to announce the general availability of SharePoint Framework—allowing developers and administrators to build and deploy parts that are used by Office...

| Read more »
10:00
Episode 119 on expanding Azure skills with Kirk...

In episode 119 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates are joined by Kirk Evans to discuss how Office and SharePoint developers can expand their Azure skills.

https://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP119_KirkE.mp3

Download the podcast.

Weekly updates

| Read more »
09:00
Visualize work in powerful new ways

We’re constantly pursuing the latest innovations to help your team create powerful diagrams. That pursuit continues with several recently released updates for Microsoft Visio Pro for Office 365, including robust database reverse engineering capabilities and new third-party content that meets various industry standards. With these updates, you can visualize your work in exciting and meaningful ways, boosting efficiencies and helping your team make informed decisions with confidence.

Visualize database structures from source data

Visio’s database reverse engineering tool allows you to create a visual representation of a database from its source data. Visio can connect to a number of database solutions, including SQL Server, MySQL and Oracle, to create a real-time illustration of that database, which updates in Visio as the underlying information changes. This kind of reverse engineering helps you drill into specific database elements, like tables and views, to better...

| Read more »
06:26
Episode 24: MacAdmins Podcast on Episode 24:...

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

MacUpdate Desktop 6.1.7 - Search and ins...
MacUpdate Desktop brings seamless 1-click app installs and version updates to your Mac. With a free MacUpdate account and MacUpdate Desktop 6, Mac users can now install almost any Mac app on... Read more
Vitamin-R 2.45 - Personal productivity t...
Vitamin-R creates the optimal conditions for your brain to work at its best by structuring your work into short bursts of distraction-free, highly focused activity alternating with opportunities for... Read more
BetterTouchTool 2.08 - Customize Multi-T...
BetterTouchTool adds many new, fully customizable gestures to the Magic Mouse, Multi-Touch MacBook trackpad, and Magic Trackpad. These gestures are customizable: Magic Mouse: Pinch in / out (zoom... Read more
NeoOffice 2015.12 - Mac-tailored, OpenOf...
NeoOffice is a complete office suite for OS X. With NeoOffice, users can view, edit, and save OpenOffice documents, PDF files, and most Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. NeoOffice 3.x... Read more
Together 3.7.5 - Store and organize all...
Together helps you organize your Mac, giving you the ability to store, edit and preview your files in a single clean, uncluttered interface. Features Smart storage. With simple drag-and-drop... Read more
Cocktail 10.3 - General maintenance and...
Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. It is a powerful digital toolset that helps hundreds of thousands of Mac users around the world get... Read more
Stylizer 6.17.228.1062 - Real-time CSS e...
Stylizer helps you style websites in a fraction of the time. Features Real-time CSS - Immediate feedback saves countless hours. Say goodbye to the reload button! In Stylizer, your changes are... Read more
Simon 4.2.2 - $99.00
Simon monitors websites and alerts you of crashes and changes. Select pages to monitor, choose your alert options, and customize your settings. Simon does the rest. Keep a watchful eye on your... Read more
iFFmpeg 6.2.6 - Convert multimedia files...
iFFmpeg is a comprehensive media tool to convert movie, audio and media files between formats. The FFmpeg command line instructions can be very hard to master/understand, so iFFmpeg does all the hard... Read more
Dropbox 20.4.19 - Cloud backup and synch...
Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. It allows you to both backup files and keep them up-to-date between systems... Read more

Tavern Guardians Guide: How to survive e...
Tavern Guardians is a match-three game that brings some much-needed innovation to what is a tired genre in mobile gaming. Players match objects to attack enemies while healing themselves, forcing players to rethink their approach to the typical... | Read more »
Inkle's next big project is Heaven...
Inkle's latest project could be its most exciting yet, following the widespread success of their past two games, Sorcery! and 80 Days. Their latest title, Heaven's Vault, which was announced at GDC this week, steps away from the gamebook genre,... | Read more »
Last week on Pocket Gamer
If you’re wondering what’s going on in the wider world of portable gaming, our sister site PocketGamer has you covered. Each week we like to check in on the PG team and see what they’ve been preoccupied with. From the latest on the Nintendo Switch... | Read more »
Mudd Masher arrives this week
Atooi Games, the minds behind Totes the Goat and Mutant Mudds, have a new game in the works -- Mudd Masher. The game, a hybrid of the independent studio's first two titles, is expected to launch this week on March 2. [Read more] | Read more »
The best sales on the App Store this wee...
The App Store has quite an exciting lineup of discount games this week that range across a variety of genres. It's a great opportunity to catch up on some of the premium games you may have been holding off on -- and some you can even grab for free... | Read more »
The best new games we played this week
Ah, here we are again at the close of another busy week. Don't rest too easy, though. We had a lot of great new releases in mobile games this week, and now you're going to have to spend all weekend playing them. That shouldn't be too much of a... | Read more »
Rollercoaster Tycoon Touch Guide: How to...
| Read more »
Rabbids Crazy Rush Guide: How to unlock...
The Rabbids are back in a new endless running adventure, Rabbids Crazy Rush. It's more ridiculous cartoon craziness as you help the little furballs gather enough fuel (soda) to get to the moon. Sure, it's a silly idea, but everyone has dreams --... | Read more »
Tavern Guardians (Games)
Tavern Guardians 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Tavern Guardians is a Hack-and-Slash action game played in the style of a match-three. You can experience high pace action... | Read more »
Slay your way to glory in idle RPG Endle...
It’s a golden age for idle games on the mobile market, and those addictive little clickers have a new best friend. South Korean developer Ekkorr released Endless Frontier last year, and players have been idling away the hours in the company of its... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Back in stock: Apple refurbished 13-inch Reti...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 2015 13″ Retina MacBook Pros available for up to $360 off original MSRP, starting at $1099. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is... Read more
“Sealed” Apple Notebooks Demand More Battery...
In most aspects, my two MacBook Airs (one a mid-2013 revision and the other the current early-2015 refresh spec.) are the best computers I’ve owned over the past 25 years. The only major... Read more
Intro to Real Life Now Available On The iBook...
Just in time for Lent, Washington based Duccats has released Intro to Real Life, a new iBook with an accessible photo-based introduction to the Christian worldview. Intro to Real Life fills a... Read more
13-inch 2.5GHz MacBook Pro (Apple refurbished...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 13″ 2.5GHz MacBook Pros (MD101LL/A) available for $829, or $270 off original MSRP. Apple’s one-year warranty is standard, and shipping is free: - 13″ 2.5GHz MacBook... Read more
Save $150-$180 with Apple refurbished 13-inch...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 2016 13″ MacBook Airs available starting at $849. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each MacBook, and shipping is free: - 13″ 1.6GHz/8GB/128GB MacBook Air: $... Read more
Apple’s Education discount saves up to $300 o...
Purchase a new Mac or iPad using Apple’s Education Store and take up to $300 off MSRP. All teachers, students, and staff of any educational institution qualify for the discount. Shipping is free: -... Read more
SanDisk Introduces 256GB Storage Expansion Fo...
Western Digital Corporation at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday announced that it has increased the capacity of its line of iOS mobile flash drives with the introduction of its... Read more
FINSiX DART World’s Smallest and Lightest Lap...
Up to 4x smaller and lighter than today’s typical 65W laptop chargers, and with a built-in Smallest and Lightest Laptop Charger, DART allows you to charge all your devices from a single outlet.... Read more
New iPads May Not Arrive Until May or June –...
Digitimes’ Siu Han and Steve Shen say their sources in the iPad upstream supply chain are anticipating disappointing calendar first-quarter 2017 sales. The same sources at upstream suppliers had... Read more
Olay Unveils Skin Advisor App To Help Women B...
Olay celebrated its Mobile World Congress debut with the global launch of Olay Skin Advisor, a new app designed to help women better understand their skin and find the products best-suited to their... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
*Apple* Solutions Consultant - Apple (United...
# Apple Solutions Consultant Job Number: 55676865 Los Angeles, California, United States Posted: Feb. 22, 2017 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Summary** As an Apple Read more
Programmer/Editor *Apple* Music Dance - App...
# Programmer/Editor Apple Music Dance Job Number: 55565967 Culver City, California, United States Posted: Feb. 23, 2017 Weekly Hours: **Job Summary** Apple Music Read more
Digital Marketing Specialist - *Apple* iClo...
# Digital Marketing Specialist - Apple iCloud Job Number: 54729233 Culver City, California, United States Posted: Feb. 22, 2017 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Summary** Read more
Marketing Specialist, iTunes & *Apple*...
# Marketing Specialist, iTunes & Apple Music Job Number: 55704205 Culver City, California, United States Posted: Feb. 23, 2017 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Summary** Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.