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Oct 18
Flexibits releases Cardhop for the Mac
Flexibits has announced Cardhop, an interactive contacts app for the Mac. Its parsing engine lets users search, add, edit, and interact with their contacts in one place. Cardhop automatically uses the built-in contacts on your Mac, so there’s zero configuration. Just type in "John G" and John's card will instantly appear. Or enter "Sarah Smith sarah@cardhopapp.com" and Cardhop will add a new contact to Sarah's card. Or type in "call Michael S" and Cardhop will instantly start a phone call with Michael on your Mac, or even directly on your iPhone using Bluetooth! You can interact with your contacts with the following actions: Call, Copy, Directions, Email, FaceTime, FaceTime Audio, Large Type, Message, Skype, Telegram, Twitter, URL, and VoIP. With Cardhop's notes field, users can add a few details about their contacts, and the next time they interact with their contacts, they'll know more about them. Cardhop for Mac is available now for $19.99 from the Mac App Store or directly from...
Oct 18
Adobe unveils the next generation of Creative Cloud
Adobe has unveiled the next generation of Creative Cloud, including four new applications:Adobe XD CC for experience design, Adobe Dimension CC for 2D to 3D compositing, Character Animator CC for 2D animation, and a cloud-based photography service, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC. In addition, Adobe announced feature updates to its flagship applications including Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC and Premiere Pro CC, and ongoing expansion of its Adobe Stock service. All of these updates include capabilities powered by Adobe Sensei, Adobe’s artificial intelligence and machine learning platform. For details on the Creative Cloud innovations, including pricing, click http://tinyurl.com/y8lukp9u .
Oct 18
Apple and GE partner to bring Predix industrial apps to iPhone...
Apple and GE have announced a partnership to deliver industrial apps designed to bring predictive data and analytics from Predix, GE’s industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform, to the iPhone and iPad. The two companies unveiled a new Predix software development kit (SDK) for iOS, which gives developers the tools to make their own industrial IoT apps. “GE is an ideal partner with a rich history of innovation across the industrial world in areas like aviation, manufacturing, healthcare and energy,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook in a press release. “Together, Apple and GE are fundamentally changing how the industrial world works by combining GE’s Predix platform with the power and simplicity of iPhone and iPad.” “The partnership between Apple and GE is providing developers with the tools to make their own powerful industrial IoT apps,” added John Flannery, chairman and CEO, GE. “Our customers increasingly need to arm their workforces through mobility. Working together, GE and Apple are...
Oct 17
Apple posts new developer beta of macOS High Sierra
Apple has released the third developer beta of macOS 10.13.1. It can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center.
Oct 17
CS Odessa announces ConceptDraw Plan 2
CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has introduced a new version of its online project management tool. ConceptDraw Plan 2 provides updated online workspace including Shared Resource Pool, Gantt Chart view, Resource Allocation view, Resource Usage view and Scheduler. What’s more, the new version improves project team collaboration and Task Complete Activity management. ConceptDraw Plan 2 retails for $119 annual subscription per licensed user. It supports all major web browsers and is interacts with ConceptDraw Project 8 for the desktop which retails for $299, and is compatible with MS Project.
Oct 17
OWC releases Aura Pro X line of SSD Flash Storage
Other World Computing (http://tinyurl.com/y7v6yut7) has announced new Aura Pro X SSDs, integrating the latest NVME, 3D MLC, and SLC NAND for data performance of up to 1600MB/s with exceptional power efficiencies. They work with most 2013 and later Macs. Built around a NVME controller, the Aura Pro X Series requires macOS High Sierra. All OWC SSDs fully enable the advanced features of APFS including strong encryption, copy-on-write metadata, space sharing, cloning for files and directories, snapshots, fast directory sizing, atomic safe-save primitives, and improved file system fundamentals. Aura Pro X SSDs begin shipping later this month in capacities of 240GB to 1.0TB. The 2.0TB capacity version is expected to ship in mid-November/Q4 2017. Pricing ranges from $279.99 for a 240GB model to $1,279.99 for a 2TB version. For users who don’t want to upgrade to macOS 10.13 High Sierra, the original Aura line of SSDs is still available for purchase. The new Aura Pro X SSDs support more than...
Oct 17
WaterField Designs announces Ranger iPhone X case
WaterField Designs has announced the Ranger iPhone X case (http://tinyurl.com/y8zprfrn), a modern take on the traditional holster. With magnetic closing systems that use Neodymium rare-earth magnets, it attaches securely to clothing, belts, work vests or straps.  A Fidlock closure keeps the iPhone safeguarded inside the case. Scratch-free Ultrasuede lining adds cushioning and helps clean the iPhone screen as users insert and remove it from the case. The bottom opening allows users to keep ear buds connected and keeps text and call notifications audible when the iPhone is inside the case. Side openings provide access to volume and sleep buttons. A front leather pocket can hold earbuds or cash and a key. Pre-orders for the Ranger iPhone X Case are available now and units will start shipping Nov. 3 (the day the first iPhone X units are expected to arrive to customers). The Ranger case will cost $89 and be available in black or chocolate distressed leather.
Oct 17
Batch PDF Creator for Microsoft Word Now Supports macOS High...
Zevrix Solutions has announced BatchOutput DOC 2.5.4, a compatibility update to company's output automation solution for Microsoft Word. The software automates printing and exporting of multiple Word documents to PDF. It offers PDF security, image compression, variable file names, export as single pages and other options. Version 2.5.4 makes BatchOutput DOC a 64-bit program and introduces support for macOS High Sierra. BatchOutput DOC can be purchased for $19.95 from the Zevrix Solutions website (www.zevrixcom). A demo is available for download. The update is free for users of version 2 and $20 from version 1. BatchOutput DOC requires macOS 10.6-10.13 and Microsoft Word 2008, 2011 or 2016.
Oct 16
New developer betas of iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, tvOS 11.1 available
Apple has posted the third developer betas of iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1 and tvOS 11.1. All can be be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center.
Oct 16
Camera Guard 2 Professional offers improved protection
ProtectStar has upgraded Camera Guard 2 Professional (https://www.protectstar.com/en/camera-guard), a security solution for macOS, to version 2. The app was created to protect any Mac's webcam and microphone against access by hackers, spyware, or malware. Version 2 brings improved protection against unauthorized access to the Mac's hardware; it also offers protection against Mac ransomware which can hold hostage the data on a Mac's hard drive. Camera Guard 2 Professional requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It costs $29.90 and includes 12 months of updates and tech support. A “Care Plan” is also available for $59.90 and includes three years of updates/upgrades and premium technical support.
Oct 16
Andrei Doubrovski rolls out Elements+ 10
Andrei Doubrovski has rolled out Elements+ 10, an update of his enhancement patch for Adobe Photoshop Elements. Featuring hundreds of tools, including missing adjustments, smart filters, and more, it’s an add-on that unlocks the undocumented advanced functions in Photoshop Elements+ featured in the latest versions of Photoshop. Version 10 includes some extra adjustments, smart filters, vector masks, and many more advanced tools normally hidden under the hood. Elements+ 10 requires macOS 10.4.11 or later and costs $12. A demo is available for download (http://elementsplus.net).
Oct 16
Station for macOS upgraded to version 1.4
True North Software has released Station 1.4, an update of their multilevel (hierarchical) launcher for macOS. With nested folders, you can arrange items in Station in a way that fits your workflow. In version 1.4, scalability is greatly increased through logical groupings , increasing the sheer number of items that can be added to the app without having to shrink the launcher size. In the preferences of Station 1.4, you can specify if you want the software to justify the panels to the left, center, or right. Also, a "Populate Folder Icons" menu item was added to the Station icon, allowing you to automatically populate folder icons. Station 1.4 requires macOS 10.11 or higher and costs $14.99. It’s available through the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/ybzbj893); a demo version is available from the True North website (http://www.truenorthsoftware.com).
Oct 13
App Tamer for macOS revved to version 2.3.3
St. Clair Software has updated App Tamer, its Mac utility for managing applications to yield more efficient CPU usage, increased battery life and quieter operation. The utility’s AutoStop capability automatically slows down or pauses applications when you switch away from them, and then restarts them when you click back to them. Version 2.3.3 offers a new option to speed up Time Machine backups and addresses a number of other issues. App Tamer runs on macOS 10.8 or higher. A demo is available for download (http://www.stclairsoft.com/AppTamer/); registration is $14.95. The version 2.3.3 update is free for users who purchased App Tamer 2.x or bought App Tamer 1.x after July 1, 2013. For those that purchased a license before that date, the upgrade is $7.95
Oct 12
BBEdit 12 is compatible with macOS High Sierra
Bare Bones Software (www.barebones.com) has released BBEdit 12.0, an upgrade to its professional strength text and code editor. It introduces a new foundation featuring greater overall integration with macOS, specific improvements for compatibility with macOS High Sierra, and more than 100 new features, changes, and refinements, including fixes for specific reported issues. BBEdit 12 also introduces completely rewritten user experiences for its FTP/SFTP, Text Factory, and Preview in BBEdit features. In addition, the software now presents a unified appearance when using a dark editor color scheme, and a wide range of improvements to appearance and behavior resulting from its increased OS integration. New menu commands include a "Canonize" command on the Text menu for performing batch text transformations, "Paste Using Filter" on the Edit menu for transforming text obtained from other applications, and a new "Columns" submenu of commands on the Edit menu for working efficiently with...
Oct 11
Apple releases iOS 11.0.3
Apple has released iOS 11.0.3. It can be downloaded for free on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update. According to Apple, iOS 11.0.3 fixes an issue where audio and haptic feedback would not work on some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices. It also addresses an issue where touch input was unresponsive on some iPhone 6s displays because “they were not serviced with genuine Apple parts.”
Oct 11
Sonnet introduces Dual-Port USB 3.1 Gen 2 PCI Express 3.0...
Sonnet Technologies has unveiled the Allegro USB-C PCIe card, a two-port USB-C 3.1 adapter card that enables data transfers from connected devices at speeds up to 960 MB/s. It provides users with a way to add two USB-C ports to Mac Pro tower and Windows computers with PCIe slots, and to Mac and Windows computers with Thunderbolt ports when the card is installed in a Thunderbolt-to-PCI Express card expansion chassis. This Sonnet adapter card simultaneously supports two bus-powered devices, such as SSDs, hard drives, and external DVD and Blu-ray disc drives. The Allegro USB-C PCIe card can be installed quickly and easily into any available PCIe slot, without the need to plug in an auxiliary power connector, says Robert Farnsworth, CEO of Sonnet Technologies. With the Allegro USB-C card's ports, users can connect and use any bus-powered USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps), USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps), or USB 3.0 SSDs, SSD RAID, hard drives, and other storage devices with the card delivering up to 15 watts...
Oct 11
AKVIS releases SmartMask 10 for macOS
AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has released SmartMask 10, a selection tool designed to make image masking fun and simple. Version 10 provides users with the new Refine Radius tool, enhanced Magic Brush tool, and other improvements. AKVIS SmartMask allows switching between Auto and Manual modes to achieve the best possible result with any photo. For more nuanced and precise excision of a monochrome background, SmartMask offers the Chroma Key mode. To improve the selection to a very fine point and make it as perfect as possible, the Refine Edges mode and a number of post-processing tools are available. AKVIS SmartMask requires macOS 10.7 or higher and costs $69. One license key allows activating and using the software on two computers. The product is available as a standalone application and as a plugin filter for Adobe Photoshop and other image editors.
Oct 11
File Transfer App Deliver Express Now Supports macOS High Sierra
Zevrix Solutions has announced Deliver Express 2.6.4 a compatibility update to the company's hot folder-based file transfer automation solution. It supports FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV and other remote and local services. The software offers automatic email notifications, file compression, upload history and more. The app can serve unlimited users on a network. The new version makes Deliver Express a 64-bit app and introduces support for the macOS High Sierra. Deliver Express can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com). The license prices are based on the maximum number of allowed destinations and range from $29.95 to $299.95. The 2.6.4 update is free for licensed customers. A demo is available for download. Deliver Express requires macOS 10.5 or higher.
Oct 11
ProjectWizards conjures up Merlin Project 4.3
ProjectWizards (www.projectwizards.com) has conjured up version 4.3 of Merlin Project, its project management software for macOS. The app is is now optimized for mac OS High Sierra. However, all Merlin Project users will benefit from an update as several optimizations have been implemented, according to the ProjectWizards. The software is now available in Japanese and Simplified Chinese. Also included in version 4.3 is a stability update. Merlin ProjectMerlin Project costs $289 for new users. A demo is available for download.
Oct 10
Trammell Hudson to keynote MacTech Conference
The keynote for MacTech Conference will be Trammell Hudson of Thunderstrike and Magic Lantern fame. He’s a programmer and reverse engineer who focuses on low-level software and hardware security. At Two Sigma Investments, Hudson is a security researcher and is developing Heads, an open source firmware for slightly more secure systems. Previously he developed lightweight operating system kernels and message passing systems for the world’s fastest supercomputers at Sandia National Labs. Trammell’s security research into Apple’s hardware resulted in Thunderstrike and Thunderstrike II, the first proof-of-concept firmware rootkits for MacBooks. After working with Apple to patch the underlying vulnerabilities, he presented his findings at CCC, BlackHat and DEFCON. Trammell is also well known for Magic Lantern Firmware — where he reverse engineered the firmware in the Canon 5D Mark II and started the Magic Lantern project that is now an open system for writing extensions that run inside...
Oct 10
CS Odessa releases Dashboard for CRM
CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has released Dashboard for CRM to the ConceptDraw Solution Park. It can display activity in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other application platforms. The ConceptDraw CRM Center Dashboard Solution can even be setup to update dynamically, always giving the most current information and keeping you on top of emerging trends. It supports data from text files (TXT), comma-separated values files (CSV), and MS Excel spreadsheet files (XLS). Once you have connected a source file to the ConceptDraw document containing the solution’s dashboards, the visual indicators will automatically be updated based on your selection of refresh time and source file changes. The resulting dashboard can be used as a dynamic display of the data, or exported as a PowerPoint slide, Adobe PDF document, HTML, or any one of several other graphic formats for use in any way you can imagine. CRM Center Dashboard is a $49 solution for ConceptDraw Pro 11 and ConceptDraw Office 4....
Oct 10
Alien Skin Software announces new RAW Photo Editor for...
Alien Skin Software today announced the release of Exposure X3, their non-destructive RAW photo editor and organizer. Exposure is an award-winning photo editor that combines organizational tools with gorgeous photo processing into a single solution. Photographers can organize, edit, enhance, and export their photos using Exposure's workflow. Its design streamlines image management and backups, and enables multi-computer and collaborative workflows that are not possible with traditional editing tools. This latest version of Exposure introduces numerous creative enhancements. Color and B&W toning enhancements give photographers greater control over their image adjustments. The side-by-side view provides a way to compare multiple images, or to audition multiple presets on a single image. Linear and radial gradient tools enable a fade between two or more effects. Adjustable borders include grunge and wet plate looks. There are new organizing tools, as well. Virtual copies enable...
Oct 10
Photo Print for macOS upgraded to version 4.0
True North Software has released Photo Print 4.0, an update of their photo printing application for macOS. It features a drag ’n drop, layout-oriented user interface. Photo Print allows you to place photos into frames, and adjust both images and frames positionally with effects, such as borders and image filters. It supports layered layouts, borders, shadows, filters and effects, styled text, and custom templates. Version 4.0 has been rewritten from the ground up so runs faster, can handle more photos, and allows you to save your creations as Photo Print documents. Photo Print is priced at $19.99 and requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It’s available at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/y9not7kv). A demo version is available from the True North website (http://www.truenorthsoftware.com).
Oct 10
New Mac app helps create stencils for custom Halloween jack-o-...
Carving Technologies has introduced Me-On-A-Pumpkin, pumpkin carving stencil creation software for macOS. It helps you create pumpkin carving stencils. You can upload a favorite image of children, friends, pets, a car, building, logo, TV or movie character. Follow the instructions to create a pumpkin carving stencil, then print directly to your printer. Me-On-A-Pumpkin is available now for $4.95. It can be downloaded from Carving Technologies online. (http://www.carvingtechnologies.com).
Oct 10
Pixelmator for iOS 2.4 Cobalt adds support for iOS 11
The Pixelmator Team has released Pixelmator for iOS 2.4 Cobalt, an update to its image editor for the iPad and iPhone. It offers everything you need to create, edit, and enhance your images. Codenamed Cobalt, version 2.4 brings full support for iOS 11, adds support for drag and drop so you can move images and graphics between Pixelmator for iPad and other apps more easily, includes support for importing HEIF images, and more. Pixelmator for iOS 2.4 Cobalt is $4.99 and is available worldwide exclusively at the Apple Store (http://tinyurl.com/y8d56mwp). It's a free update to all existing customers who purchased the app from the App Store.
Oct 09
Apple posts second developer betas of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1...
Apple has released new developer betas of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, iOS 11.1, watch OS 4.1 and tvOS 11.1. They can downloaded from the Apple Developer Center via the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.
Oct 09
PDF Checkpoint Now Supports macOS 10.13
Zevrix Solutions has announced PDF Checkpoint 1.8.2, a compatibility update to the company's PDF preflight and conversion solution. It automatically preflights, exports as images, splits and optimizes Adobe PDF files. The software can also convert the PDF document colors to specific ICC profile helping users easily prepare their files for print, web and mobile devices. Version 1.8.2 makes PDF Checkpoint a 64-bit app and introduces support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra. PDF Checkpoint can be purchased on the Mac App Store and at the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $39.95. A demo is available for download. PDF Checkpoint requires macOS 10.7-10.13.
Oct 09
Pixelmator 3.7 Mount Whitney brings full support for macOS High...
The Pixelmator Team has released Pixelmator 3.7 Mount Whitney, an update to the image editing app for macOS. It offers tools to create, edit, and enhance your images. Version 3.7 Mount Whitney brings full support for macOS High Sierra, adds the ability to launch Pixelmator from the Photos app and save edits back to your original image, features support for importing HEIF images, and more. Pixelmator 3.7 Mount Whitney requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It costs $29.99 and is available worldwide at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/y792qvw4).
Oct 05
F1 2017 drives onto the Mac App Store
It’s compatible with: all 13-inch MacBook Pros since 2016; all 15-inch MacBook Pros since late 2016; all 21.5-inch iMacs since late 2015 with a 2GHz Intel Core i5 processor; all 27-inch iMacs since 2014; and all Mac Pros since late 2013
Oct 05
Apple posts watchOS update
Apple has released a watchOS 4 update that fixes the Watch Series 3 Series 3 LTE connectivity issues. Another update scheduled for later in the month will bring the promised music and radio streaming for Watch customers with the cellular Series 3. 
Oct 04
Yoink for macOS revved to version 3.4
Eternal Storms Software has updated Yoink, their drag ’n drop app for macOS, to version 3.4. The utility offers a temporary place for file and app-content drags to free your mouse so you can more easily and quickly navigate to the actual destination of your drag. Along with improvements and bug fixes, version 3.4 allows for adding the contents from the clipboard to Yoink for temporary storage and later use. Yoink requires macOS 10.7.3 or higher and is available for purchase exclusively on the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/ybwy793g) for $6.99. Version 3.4 is a free update for existing customers of the app.
Oct 04
AKVIS brews up a new Coffee Pack
AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has brewed up a Coffee Pack for AKVIS Frames and AKVIS ArtSuite that includes 100 picture frames: 50 vertical and 50 horizontal high-quality templates. It’s designed “especially for true and aspiring coffee geeks, enthusiastic baristas and coffee shop owners” To use AKVIS frame packs, you need to have installed one of following programs: AKVIS Frames (available for free) or AKVIS ArtSuite (a demo is available for download). On the Mac platform, the the products require macOS 10.12 or higher. The new Coffee Pack frame pack sells for $17.
Oct 03
Apple posts iOS 11.0.2
Apple has released iOS 11.0.2. According to the update notes, it: °Fixes an issue where crackling sounds may occur during calls for a small number of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices; ° Addresses an issue that could cause some photos to become hidden; ° Fixes an issue where attachments in S/MIME encrypted emails would not open.
Oct 03
Dropshare for macOS revved to version 4.7
Timo Josten has announced Dropshare 4.7 (https://getdropsha.re), an update to his secure file sharing tool developed exclusively for macOS. It’s a menu bar application for drag ‘ dropping upload files, screenshots and even directories to many supported hosting providers, including Dropshare Cloud. Version 4.7 introduces screenshot annotations, additional hosting providers, improved screen recordings and more changes. Dropshare requires macOS 10.9 or later. Version 4.7 is a free update for current users. For new users the price is $24.99
Oct 03
Favorite FTP is a new FTP client for macOS
Favorite FTP is a new FTP client for macOS that automatically scans local and remote folders and synchronizes them. Upon completion, the user receives an e-mail message. Only files that require synchronization are copied. Bi-directional sync is also supported. The app uploads and downloads files in multiple simultaneous threads. Favorite FTP requires macOS 10.7 or higher and costs $19.95. A demo is available for download (http://www.favoriteftp.com).
Oct 03
128bit Technologies debuts Font Manager Deluxe for macOS
128bit Technologies has introduced Font Manager Deluxe (http://tinyurl.com/yays6gd5), a font installer and previewer for macOS 10.11 and newer. The app allows you to preview fonts in a grid or custom view, add and remove font collections, install and uninstall with a simple click, save your favorites, and download the current Google Fonts collection to add to the app. It also includes four new commercial use OpenType font families. For a limited time you can download Font Manager Deluxe for $10, a savings of 50%.
Oct 03
Version 19.1 of Oxygen XML Editor products released
Syncro Soft, the developer of the Oxygen XML suite of products, has announced version 19.1 of its XML editing suite of products, Oxygen XML Editor, Author, Developer, Web Author, WebHelp, as well as the new Oxygen PDF Chemistry. Version 19.1 brings “a variety of new features and improvements that focus on productivity, performance, efficiency, and simplicity,” according to the folks at Syncro Soft. For example, a new Components tab has been added to the DITA Reusable Components view that provides a way to insert reusable components in your documents. Various DITA validation improvements were made, such as detecting table structure problems or duplicate key definitions. You can now float images to the left or right side of your DITA topics in PDF and XHTML output. To purchase Oxygen XML Editor, Author, Developer or WebHelp, please visit the Oxygen XML store (http://www.oxygenxml.com/buy.html). Demos are available for download.
Oct 02
BatchOutput for Microsoft Excel now supports macOS High Sierra
Zevrix Solutions has released BatchOutput XLS 2.4.3, a compatibility update to company's output automation solution for Microsoft Excel. The software automates printing and exporting of multiple spreadsheets to PDF and allows to carry out professional PDF production directly from Excel. It offers PDF security, image compression, variable file names and other options. Version 2.4.3 makes BatchOutput XLS a 64-bit app and introduces support for the recently released macOS High Sierra. BatchOutput XLS can be purchased for $19.95 from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com). A demo is available for download. BatchOutput XLS requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Microsoft Excel 2008, 2011 and 2016.
Oct 02
Dejal Time Out 2.3 enhances the Postpone and Skip options
Dejal has announced Time Out 2.3, an update to their break reminder app for macOS. Using a computer for hours on end can lead to eye, back, and neck strain. Time Out 2 offers users reminders to take breaks, allowing them to stretch and relax. Version 2.3 adds the ability to show the number of times each break has been postponed, skipped, and/or done today, and can set daily limits on postponing and skipping. There's also a mini-pie-chart option, and High Sierra compatibility. Time Out 2.3 requires macOS 10.10 or higher. It’s free and available at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/y9nly56e).
Sep 29
NTT Resonant adds new iPhones, iOS 11 to Remote TestKit
NTT Resonant has added Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, as well as iOS 11 support, to the lineup of testing devices for its cloud-based app testing service Remote TestKit (https://appkitbox.com/en/testkit). Remote TestKit is a mobile device cloud service “offering access to hundreds of real devices to maximize your efficiency and to minimize your expenses.” It allows developers and testers to access all the latest and oldest popular devices at their fingertips. Remote TestKit offers connection to existing manual and automated testing tools.
Sep 29
iFunia Video Converter now supports macOS High Sierra
iFunia Studio has released new version of  Video Converter for Mac (http://tinyurl.com/yc68nws2), its media converter with features including converting video and audio files, ripping DVD movies, downloading videos and audios from YouTube and 1,000-plus other websites, editing videos, etc. Supporting the latest macOS High Sierra, the new version of iFunia Video Converter for Mac comes with 30x faster video conversion speed, 400-plus preset formats and a new feature to easily burn video to DVD. The app requires macOS 10.9 or higher and is available in free and pro versions. Pricing for the latter starts at $39.99 for a one-year license.
Sep 28
Apple seeds public betas of iOS 11.1, macOS 10.13.1, tvOS 11.1
Apple has released the first public betas iOS 11.1, macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, and tvOS 11.1. The public betas are available on Apple's Beta Software Program website (http://tinyurl.com/pffuwnz). Just remember that beta software, so proceed with care.
Sep 28
Disk Drill Now Supports macOS 10.13 High Sierra and APFS
CleverFiles (www.cleverfiles.com) has rolled out Disk Drill 3.5, an update to their data recovery app for macOS. Version 3.5 — which requires macOS 10.8.5 or higher — now enables support for Apple's new APFS file system and macOS High Sierra, as well as adds full data recovery support for iOS 11. The user interface has been improved and adds user hints. Disk Drill 3.5 is a free download for personal use; you can upgrade to a pro version (up to three Macs) for $89 or an enterprise version (for an entire company) for $399.
Sep 28
B-Eng unveils Data Vault for macOS
B-Eng has introduces Data Vault 1.0, a utility for automated encryption and decryption on any Mac. With its dual panel layout files can be dropped on the left panel to encrypt and on the right panel to decrypt. Encryption and decryption is fully automated in Data Vault, using military grade 256-Bit encryption technology. Thanks to its layout it can be used just like any dual panel file manager, according to Christian Schaffner, general manager of B-Eng. Data Vault requires macOS 10.11 or later and costs $8.99. It’s available at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/ycgwkzev).
Sep 28
Quark Announces Update to InDesign Exporter for App Studio
Quark has released InDesign Exporter 3.01, the App Studio plug-in that is now compatible with Adobe InDesign CC2017. The completely redesigned plug-in has an improved user interface and enhanced performance with App Studio publishing. Users can download the new plug-in for free from Adobe Exchange Add-ons. This version is only compatible with Adobe InDesign CC2017. If using older versions of Adobe InDesign, users should continue to use the previous plug-ins from the App Studio Documentation Web site.
Sep 28
FontAgent 8 Adds New Previews, Search, High Sierra and Typekit...
Insider Software (www.insidersoftware.com) has announced FontAgent 8 for Macintosh, which adds support for macOS High Sierra and Adobe Typekit, as well as many new capabilities to its list of font management features. New V8 functionality includes faster font previews and search, an all-new Tile View, a more powerful Table View, searchable font tags and comments, automatic font cache clearing, and auto-activation plugins for Adobe Creative Cloud and QuarkXPress 2017. A perpetual license for FontAgent 8 Standard Edition is priced at $99 per user. Existing FontAgent 7 users can purchase V8 upgrades or opt for a FontAgent Sync subscription for $59 a year. The Sync license includes free software upgrades and support and lets you archive and share fonts with others through Insider cloud services.
Sep 28
ChronoSync 4.8.1 is macOS High Sierra Ready
Econ Technologies (www.econtechnologies.com) has announced ChronoSync 4.8.1, now supporting macOS High Sierra and the new Apple File System (APFS). You can use ChronoSync to backup your Mac boot volume before upgrading to this major release of macOS. Version 4.8.1 offers simplified Setup Assistants that guide you through the process of configuring a Synchronizer Task to achieve a specific goal such as "Bootable Backup" or "Home Folder Backup." A new Scheduling interface makes running Tasks when needed easier and faster since the simplified screens offer easy-to-understand options that make scheduling Tasks a breeze, according to the folks at Econ Technologies. The new Scheduled Task trigger, "When a Filesystem Change is Made, lets you run syncs and backups automatically when files are changed ChronoSync costs $49.99, but version 4.8.1 is a free upgrade for registered users. A demo is available for download.
Sep 27
Apple releases High Sierra 10.13.1, iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, tvOS...
Apple has released first developer betas of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, and tvOS 11.1 to developers. Developers can download the betas through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the App Store.
Sep 27
MacX MediaTrans 4.8 ready for the iPhone 8, iOS 11
MacXDVD Software has announced MacX MediaTrans 4.8, adding full support for iOS 11, iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Users will be able to upgrade, confident that their photos, videos, music and memories will be safely backed up to Mac in case anything goes awry during the migration. MacX MediaTrans is an alternative solution to iTunes and iCloud to backup iPhone to Mac. MacX MediaTrans, normally priced at $59.95, is free for all participators now in celebration of the arrival of iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iOS 11. All users also stand a chance to win an Apple iPhone 8 together with huge prizes by join MacXDVD "Share & Win Iphone 8" Contest. Check the details of MacXDVDGift Contest at MacXDVD Official Giveaway Page (https://www.macxdvd.com/giveaway/giveaway.htm).
Sep 27
Cocoatech Releases Path Finder 7.6 (macOS High Sierra Edition
Cocoatech (www.cocoatech.com) has released Path Finder 7.6, a free update of their file browser for users running macOS High Sierra. Path Finder allows you to view hidden files, compare, merge and synchronize folders, batch rename and batch select files, use Dual Pane and full keyboard navigation to browse your file system and more. Version 7.6 takes advantage of the new APFS cloning feature: duplicating a file on your hard drive now takes only a couple of seconds, regardless of the file size, according to the folks at Cocoatech. Path Finder 7.6 costs $39.95 for new users and requires macOS 10.7 or higher. A demo is available for download.
 

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