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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.
Sep 27
Code Line Updates Art View 2 for High Sierra / Creative Cloud
Code Line (www.code-line.com) has updated Art View 2, the Quick Look enhancement for Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Suite documents. The utility allows users to preview, inspect, and reveal dependent font and image files from within Apple's Quick Look preview feature. Version 2.0.2 includes support for Adobe Creative Cloud and High Sierra. Art View works whether or not you have Adobe Creative Cloud installed on your system. Art View 2 (2.0.2) is available as a free, 15-day demo and is available for purchase online. A single-user license is $24.95. Art View requires macOS 10.7 or later.
Sep 27
Package Central for Adobe InDesign Now Supports macOS High Sierr
Zevrix Solutions has announced Package Central 1.10, a compatibility update to company's document packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The software automates InDesign document collection by processing files from watched hot folders. Package Central can serve unlimited users on a network and offers email notifications, variable folder names, PDF/IDML export, and more. With the new version, the app is upgraded to 64-bit architecture and introduces support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra. Package Central can be purchased for $149.95 from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com). A demo is available for download. Package Central requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2017.
Sep 26
Apple releases iOS 11.0.1 software update
Apple has released iOS 11.0.1. It’s a maintenance release with “bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone or iPad,” according to Apple. The iOS 11.0.1 update can be downloaded over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update.
Sep 26
SoftRAID 5.6.3 revved for macOS High Sierra
OWC has upgraded SoftRAID (www.softraid.com) to version 5.6.3, which adds macOS High Sierra compatibility. The app keeps files protected against disk failure. SoftRAID 5.6.3 features an optimized driver that provides a software RAID solution that equals and can often exceed the performance and reliability of dedicated hardware RAID controllers, according to the folks at OWC. In addition, it provides advanced disk testing, logging, disk health monitoring, and a e disk failure prediction system for advanced warning of potential disk problems to protect users from catastrophic data loss. SoftRAID 5.6.3 requires macOS 10.6.8 or later. Support for TRIM commands on SSDs requires macOS 10.7.5 or later. Priced at $179, the full version of SoftRAID supports five RAID levels (0, 1, 4, 5 & 1+0), plus email notifications of potential disk failure, and command line support. A demo is available for download.
Sep 26
Human Anatomy Solution added to ConceptDraw Solution Park
CS Odessa has added the Human Anatomy Solution its Solution Park fore ConceptDraw Pro 11 and ConceptDraw Office 4, which are compatible with macOS and Windows. The Human Anatomy Solution allows one to assemble medical diagrams of central and peripheral nervous systems, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, digestive system, endocrine system, reproductive system, urinary system, skeletal system, muscular system, integumentary system, lymphatic system, sensory system, visual system, and immune system. ConceptDraw Office 4 is the third generation suite of ConceptDraw products that uses InGyre4 integration technology to share data between its applications, allowing user to switch gears for different tasks more quickly. It includes ConceptDraw MindMap 9, ConceptDraw Project 8, ConceptDraw Pro 11, and the Solution Park. It retails for US$499 and can be purchased directly from CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com).
Sep 26
Paragon NTFS for Mac 15 now supports macOS High Sierra
Paragon NTFS for Mac 15 (http://tinyurl.com/y7cbyqnv) now supports macOS High Sierra. It’s a multilingual utility designed to solve interoperability issues between macOS and Windows and providing read and write access to NTFS partitions on macOS. Paragon NTFS for Mac 15 supports all operating systems from OS X to macOS 10.13 and is available at no charge to all Paragon NTFS for Mac 15 users. All others can purchase it for $19.95.
Sep 26
Maintain serves up Cocktail 11.0 (High Sierra Edition)
Maintain has served up Cocktail 11.0 (High Sierra Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS High Sierra 10.13. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. This version adds compatibility with macOS High Sierra 10.13 and contains miscellaneous bug fixes, improvements and enhancements as well as updated Automator actions and Help files. It also comes with an automatic Pilot mode and much more. Cocktail costs $19 for a single user license. A demo is available for download (http://www.maintain.se/cocktail).
Sep 26
SyncMate 7 offers macOS High Sierra support
Eltima Software has released SyncMate 7 (https://www.sync-mac.com), an updated version of their synchronization tool for macOS. It allows users to sync Macs with iOS and Android devices, other Macs, MTP devices, as well as with online storage accounts such as Google, Dropbox, iCloud and Microsoft Services, including Outlook, Office 365 Home and Business accounts. The latest version of SyncMate features support of Android 8 (Oreo), iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. SyncMate 7 requires macOS 10.8.5 and later. It costs $39.95 for a single user license.
Sep 26
Boot Runner 2 is High Sierra ready
Twocanoes Software has announced macOS High Sierra compatibility for Boot Runner 2, its OS selection manager for dual boot Macs. It offers a customizable startup screen and remote boot control, ensuring Windows or other operating systems are available to receive critical security updates at the right time. Boot Runner 2.2 includes customization options to make the startup selection screen easy for users to choose the OS environment that they need. Boot Runner 2.2 requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It’s available at the Twocanoes online store (https://twocanoes.com/products/mac/boot-runner/). Pricing starts a $9.99 for a single user license. Volume and educational pricing is available for any number of Macs. Boot Runner 2.2 lab and site licenses now include the first year of premium support and maintenance for free.
Sep 26
Graphic Inspector now supports macOS High Sierra: Image, Vector...
Zevrix Solutions has announced Graphic Inspector 2.4, a compatibility update to company's quality control solution for images and Adobe Illustrator files. Graphic Inspector can locate documents with specific resolution, color, spot channels, fonts and other attributes. The app can check both images and vector files. With the new version Graphic Inspector is upgraded to 64-bit architecture and introduces support for the upcoming macOS High Sierra. Graphic Inspector can be purchased from the Zevrix website for $19.95. It’s free with purchase of PDF Checkpoint or InPreflight Pro for Adobe InDesign. A demo is available for download. The update is free for users of version 2 ($10 to upgrade from version 1). Graphic Inspector requires macOS 10.7 or higher.
Sep 25
iMovie 10.1.7 for Mac adds HEVC support
iMovie for macOS has ben updated, adding support for importing video in the HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) format made possible by macOS High Sierra. It also improves compatibility when sharing to YouTube. iMovie 10.1.7 is available at the Mac App Store. Support for the industry-standard HEVC (H.265) enables video streaming and playback of 4K video files up to 40% smaller than with the current H.264 standar. With HEVC, Apple is enabling high-quality video streaming on networks where only HD streaming was previously possible, while hardware acceleration on the new iMac and MacBook Pro deliver fast and power-efficient HEVC encoding and editing.
Sep 25
macOS High Sierra available as a free upgrade
Apple has announced macOS High Sierra, the latest release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free update at the Mac App Store. With macOS High Sierra, Mac users gain new core storage, video and graphics technologies. A new file system — which, alas, doesn’t yet work with Fusion Drives — ensures more efficient and reliable storage, and support for High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) brings 4K video at lower file sizes. Metal 2 powers virtual reality content creation, faster performance and more. Apple says the Core ML developer framework makes it easy to create apps with machine learning that predict, learn and become more intelligent. macOS High Sierra also includes a number of refinements to the apps Mac users enjoy everyday, including Photos and Safari.
Sep 25
QuickerTek announces Solar PV Chargers for USB Type-C 2015-2017...
QuickerTek (www.quickertek.com) has announced their $399 USB-C MacBook External Battery. Created with Lithium-ion power cells, it sports the USB 3.1 adapter cable necessary to power and charge the 2015-2017 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro. According to the folks at QuickerTek, it adds up to 18 hours in extra run time for the MacBook and 16 hours for the MacBook Pro. The USB-C MacBook External Battery also charges and powers the laptops simultaneously. Every battery is shipped with a 120/240 Vac external smart battery recharger and USB-C (3.1) adapter cable, for immediate use. No drivers and no extra cables are needed. It is no longer necessary for users to carry an Apple recharger either. The SB-C MacBook External Battery also includes a USB type 2/3 charging 5.1 VDC at 2A for most USB devices such as iPhones and iPads. The total recharge time for the battery is two hours. The USB-C MacBook External Battery measures 6.125 x 8.25 x .875 inches and weighs 2.2 pounds...
Sep 25
AnyTrans 6.0.1 offers iOS users ways to move data to an iPhone 8...
Mobie has announced AnyTrans 6.0.1 (https://www.imobie.com/anytrans/), an update to their utility for Mac and Windows. Re-designed with the latest algorithms, it helps users clone all data and files including messages, photos, contacts and more to iPhones in just one click. With version 6.0.1, iOS users can now move all data to the iPhone 8/8 Plus from an old iPhone or from an Android phone. A demo is available for download. Registration is $39.99 for a single user license.
Sep 22
DRmare M4V Converter for Mac now works perfectly with iTunes 12....
DRmare Studio has unveiled M4V Converter for Mac, a new version of its DRM decryption tool. The app allows anyone running iTunes 12.7 to remove DRM protection from all iTunes M4V video files, such as movies, TV episodes, music videos, and iTunes Extras without any obstacle. This version fixes iTunes 12.7 compatibility issues on macOS 10.12 Sierra or lower. M4V Converter for Mac requires macOS 10.8 or higher. A demo is available for download (http://www.drmare.com/m4v-converter-for-mac/). Registration is $44.95.
Sep 22
PDF2Office Professional 2017 gets new user interface, more
Recosoft Corp. has launched PDF2Office Professional 2017, the latest release of the macOS tool for converting PDF and Windows XPS to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OmniGraffle. The upgrade is now a fully optimized 64-bit app with a modernized user interface, a new area select tool, and more. PDF2Office Professional 2017 requires macOS 10.9 or later. It costs $59.99 and is available at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/yd9qx4ah).
Sep 22
Graphic Converter 10.5 ready for macOS High Sierra
Lemke Software has rolled out GraphicConverter 10.5, an update to their image editing utility for macOS. The app offers anyone the ability to convert almost any graphic file format into nearly 80 graphic formats. Version 10.5 brings support for the new features of macOS High Sierra, new browser functions, improved RAW import with libraw, horizon correction for open images, extraction of image objects for open images and in batch, and much more. GraphicConverter 10.5 requires macOS 10.9 or higher. It costs $39.95 and is available at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/y78ghhex). GraphicConverter 10.5 is a free update for all customers of version 10.x. Upgrades from older versions of GraphicConverter are available for $25.95.
Sep 22
Default Folder X 5.1.6 is ready for High Sierra
St. Clair Software has released Default Folder X 5.1.6 (http://tinyurl.com/2gm24v), an update to their utility for macOS. Default Folder X enhances the file dialogs in all macOS applications. It provides fast navigation to your files, convenient previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Default Folder X's custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Version 5.1.6 adds support for High Sierra and delivers numerous other improvements. It requires macOS 10.10 or higher. Default Folder X 5.1.6 is a free update for existing version 5 users. New licenses are $34.95and upgrades from version 4 and prior are $14.95.
Sep 22
LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Now Supports macOS High Sierra
Zevrix Solutions has released LinkOptimizer 5.2, a compatibility update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer can automatically resize InDesign links to their final dimensions at specific target resolution. The app can also assign colors profiles, perform image adjustments and convert file formats. The new version makes LinkOptimizer a 64-bit app and introduces support for the upcoming macOS 10.13 High Sierra. LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $259.95 (there’s a “lite” version for $179.95). A demo is available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign/Photoshop CS5-CC 2017.
Sep 22
Paragon Software Group Releases New Edition of Paragon CampTune
Paragon Software Group (PSG) has released a new edition of Paragon CampTune, a utility for redistribution of disk space between HFS+ or APFS (Apple File System) and NTFS partitions on macOS systems. With just one slider, dual-boot users can instantly allocate more disk space to either macOS or Windows operating systems. Paragon CampTune is the first Paragon macOS product to support Apple’s APFS. The update also offers a host of new features, including System Integrity Protection (SIP) management, which allows users to selectively disable individual parameters for this security option. P Paragon CampTune is available for $19.95 at https://www.paragon-software.com/home/camptune/ . Current Paragon Camptune X users can buy an upgrade to Paragon CampTune with a 50% discount.
Sep 21
OWC debuts new USB-C Travel Dock
OWC has announced the OWC USB-C Travel Dock, which lets you connect its integrated USB-C cable to a Mac or PC laptop or other computer to utilize its five ports of mobile connectivity from a dock small enough to fit in a pocket. The included USB-C cable provides connectivity to the dock’s five ports for USB devices users need when traveling. It provides connectivity to USB devices through two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports to connect and power two USB devices, so users can have a full tablet and/or phone charge at all times. An HDMI port connects one 4K display, and an SD card slot allows users to access and store photos with one connection. The OWC USB-C Travel Dock is available from Macsales (http://tinyurl.com/y72ttqyh) and other retailers. It costs $49.99 and comes in gold, silver, space gray, and rose gold.
Sep 21
DataShredder for macOS revved to version 1.0.4
ProtectStar (www.protectstar.com) has upgraded Data Shredder, their military grade data deletion tool for macOS (10.11 or higher), to version 1.0.4. The utility deletes data using secure deletion methods that meet and exceed government, military, and industry standards. Users drag ’n drop files, folders, volumes or even external devices to the app. Data Shredder then erases any chance for data reconstruction. Data Shredder for Mac Professional ($19.90) uses certified deletion algorithms, including: DoD 5220.22-M ECE, Peter Gutmann, HMG Infosec No.5, German BSI-2011-VS, US Army AR380-19 and more. Data Shredder for Mac Military Edition ($29.90) uses those same algorithms. Plus, it makes use of enhanced military deletion methods like NATO standard, US Navy NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM & RLL), USAF AFSSI-5020 (United States Air Force), BSI TL-03423 and Canadian CSEC ITSG-06. Each algorithm has been analyzed by independent authorities and organizations to ensure it really does what it...
Sep 21
Suite for Pixelmator Brings New Brushes, Shapes, Gradients, and...
Montibus has announced Suite for Pixelmator 2.0, an update to their add-on suite for the Pixelmator image editor for macOS. It offers more than 1,800 brushes, shapes and gradients for use in the popular Pixelmator image editor. Version 2.0 brings 112 new brushes, 100 new shapes, 50 new gradients, and 10 new styles. The new additions allow users to apply high-quality effects to their images. Suite for Pixelmator 2.0 costs $9.99 and requires macOS 10.10 or later. It’s available exclusively at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/ych83uzn). The Pixelmator app is necessary for using brushes, shapes, gradients and styles.
Sep 21
PDFConverter for macOS revved to version 5.0
Cisdem has upgraded PDFConverterOCR for Mac to version 5.0. Cisdem is a PDF Converter with OCR ability that can convert both normal and scanned PDF documents or images into other popular documents (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Text, Rtfd, ePub, HTML, Keynote, Pages, and Image) while preserves original tables, text, fonts, images, graphics and hyperlinks. Version 5.0 adds the ability to create PDFs and merge files to PDFs. Cisdem PDFConverterOCR is available now through the Cisdem website (www.cisdem.com). A demo is available. A single user license of PDFConverterOCR is available for $49.99.
Sep 20
ProtectStar iLocker Update available to Password-Control Apps on...
ProtectStar has updated iLocker for Mac to version 1.0.1. The app allows users of shared Macs password protect any app on their computer's hard drive. Parents can drag and drop apps or files into the iLocker window, set a password, and their selections are protected from unauthorized access by their offspring. The app also supports the MacBook Pro's Touch ID sensor. iLocker for Mac requires macOS 10.11. It’s available for $19.90 at the ProtectStar website (https://www.protectstar.com/en/).
Sep 20
Promise Technology releases the Apollo Cloud 2 Duo
Promise Technology is shipping its newest personal storage device, Apollo Cloud 2 Duo, which is available in Apple stores. With enhanced iOS 11 features and no monthly or yearly fees, it gives Apple users the ability to store important data off the Internet onto a secure personal cloud, with all transactions encrypted.   TheApollo Cloud 2 Duo houses 8TB of storage capacity. According to the folks at Promise Technologies, you don’t have to know anything about networking or IT to set up your Apollo Cloud because its two-step setup process will have you ready to back up your important documents, photos and videos within minutes. There’s integration with the iOS 11 Files app, as well as drag ’n drop in the operating system update.   You can set up your inner circle and assign storage space on your Apollo Cloud Duo to 40 people of your choosing.  Each member can save content on the personal cloud device, and share their files with others via time limited links.  However, members can’t...
Sep 20
PDFpen 3, PDFpen Pro 3 ready for iOS 11
Smile has released PDFpen 3 and PDFpen Pro 3 for macOS (10.11 and higher). They’re PDF editing apps that allow you to sync documents between devices for editing via iCloud Drive, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneNote. Version 3 is made for iOS 11, using the new Files interface for document management. The upgrade also support drag and drop in iOS 11. PDFpen is available for $74.95. PDFpenPro is $124.95. Demo versions are available at the Smile website (https://smilesoftware.com/PDFpen).
Sep 19
Apple rolls out Safari 11 for macOS
Along with a plethora of other updates, Apple has rolled out Safari 11, an update of its web browser for macOS (Sierra and the upcoming High Sierra). It’s a free update at the Mac App Store. The update: ° Stops media with audio from automatically playing on most websites. °Adds the ability to configure Reader, content blockers, page zoom, and auto-play settings on a per-website basis, or for all websites. ° Improves AutoFill accuracy from Contacts cards. ° Includes updated media controls for HTML video and audio. ° Enhances performance and efficiency.
Sep 19
watchOS 4 now available for download
Apple has released watchOS 4, featuring a “proactive” Siri watch face, personalized Activity coaching and a new music experience. The update also sports an enhanced Workout app and introduces GymKit, a technology platform that will offer customers connected workouts with cardio equipment. Siri intelligence extends further into Apple Watch with the new Siri watch face. With each raise of the wrist, the information on the display dynamically updates based on the time of day, daily routines and pertinent data from apps such as Activity, Alarms, Breathe, Calendar, Maps, Reminders and Wallet, as well as headlines from the new Apple News app for Apple Watch, according to Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. With watchOS 4, the Activity app delivers “intelligent coaching and tailored encouragement” to help close Activity Rings more often and achieve longer success streaks. Every morning, users will receive a personalized notification if they’re close to earning an Achievement, or...
Sep 19
iOS is now available
iPhone and iPad customers around the world can now update their devices to iOS 11, which brings augmented reality to iOS devices and new professional capabilities improve images in Photos and Camera. Siri is more natural and useful and a redesigned App Store makes it easier to discover apps and games. The all-new Dock provides quick access to favorite and frequently used apps and documents from any screen and makes it easier to work with multiple apps with Split View and now Slide Over. Drag ‘n Drop makes moving images, text and files between apps easier than ever using Multi-Touch. And Apple Pencil is more deeply integrated into iPad Pro with support for inline drawing and a new Instant Notes feature that opens Notes from the Lock Screen by simply tapping Apple Pencil on the display. The all-new Files app provides a central place to access and organize files no matter where they’re located — on iPad or in the cloud with built-in support for iCloud Drive as well as providers, such...
Sep 19
Stairways Software releases Keyboard Maestro 8.0
Stairways Software has rolled out Keyboard Maestro 8.0, the new version of its automation tool for the Mac. With it, you can automate almost any repetitive task you do on your Mac—from opening web pages at a specific time to rating iTunes songs. Version 8.0 enhances the editor, expands MIDI support, adds comprehensive AppleScript support, revamps the clipboard switchers, adds Gesture, Cron and Remote triggers, with lots of new actions and additions to the engine, and more. New customers can purchase Keyboard Maestro for $36. Customers with five or more users can contact Stairways Software for a volume discount quote. Customers who purchased Keyboard Maestro directly from Stairways Software after March 1, 2017, have been issued a free upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 8. Customers who purchased Keyboard Maestro 7 prior to March 1, 2017 can upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 8 for $18 until Nov. 19 and for $25 after that date. Customers who purchased older versions of Keyboard Maestro can...
Sep 19
Belkin introduces 3.5mm Audio + Charge RockStar adapter for new...
Belkin has announced the 3.5 mm Audio + Charge RockStar adapter for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus. It plugs into the Lightning connector, offering a way for users to simultaneously charge their iPhone and listen to music using 3.5 mm headphone jack devices. This adapter also allows for data syncing through the Lightning connector as well as microphone and remote control on the headphone jack. The Belkin 3.5 mm Audio + Charge RockStar is compatible with headphones, speakers and other audio devices that connect via a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and is MFi (“Made for iPhone”) certified. Along with the existing Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar consumers now have multiple ways to charge and listen at the same time while at work, at home or on the go. The 3.5 mm Audio + Charge RockStar is available at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $34.99 on Belkin.com, Apple.com and at Apple retail stores worldwide.
Sep 19
Typinator is ready for macOS High Sierra
Ergonis Software has announced Typinator 7.3, a maintenance update to their text expander. It’s not only a typing assistant that speeds repetitive typing tasks, but also a system-wide auto-correction tool that automatically fixes typing errors and misspelled words. Version 7.3 comes with more than 40 enhancements and is compatible with the upcoming macOS High Sierra, which is due next week. Typinator 7.3 requires macOS 10.6 or higher. It can be purchased on the Ergonis Software website (www.ergonis.com). The upgrade to Typinator 7.3 is free for Typinator 7 license owners and for anyone who purchased a license for Typinator 6 on or after Jan. 1, 2016. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses.
Sep 19
StatGeek announces LineUp, LineUp Pro for the Mac
StatGeek has announced Lineup and Lineup Plus for the Mac. They allow users to produce advanced basketball statistics along with statistics on 5-man groups, 2-man groups and 3-man groups in seconds. Each program works off play-by-play data produced by any number of statistics programs, including StatGeek’s own iPad app. Lineup produces advanced statistics such as effective field goal percentage, true shooting percentage and efficiency along with five-man lineup data. Lineup Plus produces everything the Lineup does, along with data on two and three man groups so a coach can identify the pairs and trios that are working best together no matter which five-man group they’re partnered with. Lineup is available via StatGeek online (https://statgeek.com) for $199 for a 12-month subscription, and Lineup Plus is $399 for a 12-month subscription.
Sep 18
Reinvented Software introduces Keep It 1.0 for the Mac
Reinvented Software has debuted Keep It 1.0 for the Mac. It combines notebook and organizer features. With Keep It, you can take notes for that idea you need to save, or list you need to make, save web pages as links, and PDFs for offline viewing. The app can be used to edit its own notes, along with rich and plain text files, and can store any kind of file. Keep It will also show summaries, thumbnails and previews for most file formats. Keep It for Mac 1.0 requires macOS 10.12 Sierra or later, and is available as a 15-day demo (http://reinventedsoftware.com/keepit/) that can be unlocked upon purchase. A license costs $49.99. iOS versions are available at the Apple App Store.
Sep 18
ChronoSync for macOS upgraded to version 4.8
Econ Technologies (https://www.econtechnologies.com) has upgraded ChronoSync, its backup utility for the Mac, to version 4.8. “Assistants” now guide you through the process of configuring a Synchronizer Task. This lets you run syncs and backups automatically when files are changed ChronoSync 4.8 — a free update for registered users — also adds a “Validate” step to check backed up data and verify the integrity not only of the file contents, but all file attributes and metadata associated with the files. You can confirm backups down to every last detail and get a report of anything that might be out-of-sync. ChronoSync costs $49.99. Its $14.99 companion app, ChronoAgent, allows any Mac to accept direct, secure connections from any ChronoSync Mac or any InterConneX iOS device to access or transfer data. Demos are available for download. ChronoMonitor is an iPhone app that monitors Macs running ChronoSync or ChronoAgent. It’s available in the Apple App Store for $3.99.
 

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