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06:22
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).
06:18
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.
06:12
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.
04:19
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.
Sep 18
B-Eng updates File Manager Pro for macOS with added encryption...
B-Eng has rolled out File Manager Pro 1.7.1, an update to their dual panel file manager for the Mac. Along with basic functions like copying and moving files and directories, the tool allows you to compress and uncompress files, compare files and folders, synching files and directories and manipulating content of folders and files from an interactive, graphical overview. Version 1.7. introduces encryption abilities. File Manager Pro 1.7.1 require macOS 10.11 or higher and costs $18.99. It’s available at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/y7kwm9mf).
Sep 18
Mail Archiver X for macOS adds support for archiving to Evernote
Moth Software has revved Mail Archiver X, its email companion app for macOS, to version 4.1. The app allows consolidation, archiving, and permanent storage of emails. Emails may be saved in the application's native database format, or in Evernote, Filemaker, PDF, mbox, or Text. Mail Archiver X 4.1 adds support for directly archiving to Evernote. Mail Archiver X 4.1 costs $39.95 and and available directly from Moth Software. A free, fully-functional, 12-day trial version can be downloaded (http://www.mothsoftware.com).
Sep 18
TunesKit DRM Media Converter for Mac Now Fully Supports iTunes...
TunesKit Software has announced DRM Media Converter for Mac 3.5.1, an update to its DRM removal product for the Mac. This version adds support for iTunes 12.7 on macOS 10.12 and lower. DRM Media Converter was designed to losslessly remove DRM encryption from iTunes movie purchases and rentals, TV episodes, and music videos by converting the protected M4V videos to DRM-free formats, including MP4, M4V, MOV, AVI, FLV, MP3, AAC, and more. DRM Media Converter requires macOS 10.8 or higher. It cost $44.95; a demo is available for download (http://www.tuneskit.com/tuneskit-for-mac.html).
Sep 18
B-Eng introduces Enigma for Mac
B-Eng has introduced Enigma 1.0, a utility to encrypt files on any Mac. According to Christian Schaffner, general manager of B-Eng., it uses military standard and government standard encryption algorithms. Once a password is set in Eniga, encryption and decryption can tech be done with a single mouse click. It require macOS 10.6 or higher. Enigma 1.0 costs $2.99. It’s available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/y7uqssf9).
Sep 15
Satechi releases Vertical Laptop Stand
Satechi has released its Vertical Laptop Stand. It elevates most laptops and tablets, keeping desks and tables clutter-free and safe from water or coffee spills. Aside from maximizing desk space while storing laptops or tablets in an upright, vertical position, the stand is designed to keep ports exposed for charging, connecting to monitors. Additionally, its aluminum body helps devices stay cool as its bottom chamber regulates air flow and helps to prevent overheating.   Made with anodized aluminum, the Vertical Laptop Stand is heavy enough to securely hold laptops and tablets without toppling over, according to the folks at Satechi. The Vertical Laptop Stand’s sleek, adjustable design allows it to be universally compatible with laptops and tablets, even with shell cases, with one-half inch to 1.5 inch thickness, including the MacBook, MacBook Pro, Dell XPS, Asus Zenbook, Samsung Notebook and more.  Satechi’s Vertical Laptop Stand is available in now silver, space gray or jet black...
Sep 15
Fission 2.4 brings revamped support for creating custom...
Rogue Amoeba has updated Fission (https://rogueamoeba.com/fission/), its macOS audio editor. Version 2.4 brings revamped support for creating custom ringtones for use on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iTunes 12.7 removed several features, including support for managing and syncing custom tones. This feature removal broke functionality in several current apps, including Apple's own GarageBand app, as well as older versions of Fission. However, with Fission 2.4, users can once again save custom tones for use on iOS devices. Fission runs on macOS and higher, with a free fully-functional trial available for download. While in trial mode, the quality of saved files is intentionally degraded via a series of fades in the audio. The unrestricted full version can be purchased for $29.
Sep 15
KnowledgeMiner Software releases INSIGHTS 6 for macOS
KnowledgeMiner Software has released INSIGHTS 6 for macOS (10.9 or later). It’s an update of the predictive analytics tool for forecasting macroeconomic development. INSIGHTS 6 introduces Systems of Equations, a superset of Vector Auto-regressive Models, to allow model development from observation data of linear and non-linear interdependent systems and processes for multi-step ex ante forecasting. there are accompanying examples such as forecasting the U.S., Japanese, or German national economies until 2021. INSIGHTS for macOS is available as either Free, Student, Advanced, Professional, or Ultimate editions. All are available exclusively from the KnowledgeMiner Software website (http://www.knowledgeminer.eu).
Sep 14
Apple seeds golden master of macOS High Sierra to developers,...
Apple has released a golden master (GM) candidate of macOS High Sierra to developers and public beta testers A golden master is a final version of software ready for release to manufacturing. The macOS High Sierra GM can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air using the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store for those in Apple’s Public Beta Testing Program. The finished version of the operating system update is due Tuesday, September 20. macOS High Sierra will run on all machines that are compatible with macOS Sierra.
Sep 14
DHS tells all federal agencies to shutter user of Kaspersky Lab...
The US Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a binding operational directive to all federal agencies, ordering them to shutter use of Kaspersky software within 90 days over concerns with the Russian-based company's ties to the Kremlin, reports “ZDNet” (http://tinyurl.com/ya5eulbk). Kaspersky Lab is a Russian multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider headquartered in Moscow, Russia, and operated by a holding company in the United Kingdom. It ranks fourth in the global ranking of antivirus vendors by revenue. The company has became the subject of controversy in the United States, over allegations that it has engaged with the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), in the wake of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. DHS is giving federal agencies 30 days to identify Kaspersky Lab products on their networks and to remove and discontinue present and future use of the products in the next 60 days. The agency says there are requirements under Russian law...
Sep 14
Guide book released for iPhone X and iOS 11
Tap Guides has introduced the “iPhone X Guide,” (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075M8XMPJ), a book available in the Amazon Kindle Store that covers details of the iPhone X and iOS 11. Priced at $3.99, it covers features such as Face ID, iOS 11, every built-in app and the iPhone X hardware. It's also packed with large color images that help to visually explain tips and tutorials.
Sep 14
.com Solutions releases FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition 8.34.
.com Solutions has released FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition 8.34. FmPro Migrator is a stand-alone application that migrates FileMaker Pro databases to MySQL, Oracle, Access, SQL Server, Sybase, DB2, OpenBase and more. Users of Microsoft Access databases can lift the limitations of Microsoft Access with FmPro Migrator 8.34 conversions to FileMaker 16. Table Consolidation processing has also been enhanced. FmPro Migrator Developer Edition is priced at $600 per developer. A demo is available for download (http://tinyurl.com/yhzahuk).
Sep 13
Mellel word processor for macOS revved to version 4.0
Mellel has released Mellel 4.0, an upgrade of its word processor for the Mac. The new version includes over 200 new and improved features, is built from the ground up and designed “to save writers both time and frustration associated with traditional word processors.” The folks at Mellel say version 4.0 aims to replace Microsoft Word as the preferred word processor of writers who use Macs. It enables long-form content writers to manage their writing, offers an improved way to create detailed outlines and reduces the time it takes to prepare professional-level documents. You can, for instance, create sets of hundreds of actions to change a document from American English to UK English with a press of a button. Mellel 4’s Story: feature enables users to write down (in advanced or with an existing manuscript) the plot or the main events in their story. It also lets writers set what happens in the story/manuscript, who's doing it and where it happens. The upgrade offers improved...
Sep 13
Apple releases iTunes 12.7 for macOS
Apple has updated iTunes for macOS to version 12.7, removing the App Store items for purchasing iOS apps. It can be downloaded at the Mac App Store for free. After you install the update, a popup window says “the new iTunes places emphasis on music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and audiobooks.” Apple notes that, if you previously used iTunes to sync apps or ringtones to your iOS device, use the new App Store or Sounds Settings on iOS to re-download them without your Mac. Version 12.7 also: ° Adds support for iOS device syncing; ° Allows Apple Music subscribers to create profiles and follow each other online; ° Shows Internet radio stations in the music library sidebar.
Sep 13
iMobie announces AnyTrans 6.0 with Free iOS Mover
iMobie has announced AnyTrans 6.0 with Free iOS Mover (https://www.imobie.com/anytrans/index.htm). Available for both Mac and Windows, users can transfer most types of Android data to iOS, to iTunes, or even to iCloud, including contacts, messages, photos, music, even settings like wallpapers, brightness and more. Users select those parts of data or even a single item to transfer. AnyTrans 6.0 with Free iOS Mover is, well, free.
Sep 12
The iPhone X arrives in November
Apple has announced the iPhone X, which is modestly describes as “the future of the smartphone.” It comes in an all-glass design with a 5.8-inch “Super Retina” display, A11 Bionic chip, wireless charging and an improved rear camera with dual optical image stabilization. The iPhone X delivers a new way for customers to unlock, authenticate and pay using Face ID, enabled by the new TrueDepth camera. The smartphone will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, Oct. 27, in more than 55 countries and territories, and in stores beginning Friday, Nov. 3. The iPhone X introduces a design with an all-screen display that follows the curve of the device, clear to the rounded corners. The all-glass front and back feature the most durable glass ever in a smartphone in silver or space gray, while a highly polished, surgical-grade stainless steel band seamlessly wraps around and reinforces iPhone X, according to Phil Schiller, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Marketing. A seven-layer color...
Sep 12
Apple introduces the iPhone 8, iPhone Plus
Apple has debuted the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The new iPhone features a new glass and aluminum design in three colors made out of what Apple claims is the most durable glass ever in a smartphone, Retina HD displays and A11 Bionic chip, and is designed for the ultimate augmented reality experience. The smartphone’s camera gets even better with single and dual cameras featuring Portrait Lighting on iPhone 8 Plus, and wireless charging brings a new capability to the smartphone. Both devices will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, Sept. 15. in more than 25 countries and territories, and in stores beginning Friday, Sept. 22. Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, says the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus introduce a beautiful glass back design made with the most durable glass ever in a smartphone in three new finishes: space gray, silver and gold. The glass finish is made using a seven-layer color process for precise hue and opacity, delivering a...
Sep 12
The Apple Watch Series 3 adds cellular support
Apple has introduced Apple Watch Series 3, adding built-in cellular. It allows users to stay connected, make calls, receive texts and more, even without an iPhone nearby. The third-generation Apple Watch boasts intelligent coaching features, water resistance to 50 meters and a new barometric altimeter that measures relative elevation. Apple Watch Series 3 comes in two models, one with GPS and cellular, and one with GPS, both featuring a 70% faster dual-core processor and new wireless chip. Soon, the combination of cellular and watchOS 4 will allow Apple Music users to stream 40 million songs right from their wrist, according to Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. Beginning Friday, Sept. 15, Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) will be available to order in 10 countries and territories, and Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) will be available to order in 28 countries and territories. Both models are available in stores starting Friday, Sept. 22. Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS +...
Sep 12
Apple debuts the Apple TV 4K with HDR
Apple has introduced the Apple TV 4K with support for both 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR. With Apple TV 4K, viewers can enjoy a growing selection of 4K HDR movies on iTunes. In fact, iTunes users will get automatic upgrades of HD titles in their existing iTunes library to 4K HDR versions when they become available. Apple TV 4K will also offer 4K HDR content from popular video services, including Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, coming soon, says Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. Built on the groundbreaking A10X Fusion chip, the Apple TV 4K offers support for both Dolby Vision and HDR10. A built-in high-performance 4K video scaler makes HD content look better than ever on a 4K TV, says Cue. The Apple TV 4K always outputs to the highest resolution possible allows viewers to get the most out of their TV, whether it’s an older HDTV or the latest 4K Dolby Vision OLED. It also offers automatic detection of a 4K TV’s capabilities that optimizes setup...
Sep 12
QuickerTek announces Solar PV Chargers for USB Type-C 2015-2017...
QuickerTek has announced 30 watt and 60 watt USB Type-C Solar Juicz Chargers (http://tinyurl.com/ycyzf55n). These solar panels feature the USB 3.1 adapter cable necessary to power and charge the 2015-2017 MacBook and MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch laptops. They include a Type-C USB (3.1) cable that utilizes the PD protocol. To use, they can be plugged directly into the MacBook's special USB 3.1 adapter ports. These solar products power the computer battery for use while simultaneously charging the internal battery. The folks at QuickerTek say the Solar Juicz Chargers feature water resistant, foldable and durable photo-voltaic cells. Each panel is light weight for easy travel, weighing in at three pounds, including with accessories. QuickerTek is offering the 30 Watt USB Type-C Solar Juicz Charger for $499 and the 60 Watt USB Type-C Solar Juicz Charger for $999. These solar panels can also be used to charge QuickerTek's Most Powerful eyeBattery and Most Versatile eyeBattery.
Sep 12
WaterField introduces the iPhone Camera Bag
In celebration of the iPhone’s 10-year anniversary, WaterField (https://www.sfbags.com) has introduced a custom iPhone Camera Bag in elegant leather or black ballistic nylon designed to hold detachable lenses, mini tripod, and other photo accessories for the new iPhones expected to debut today. The iPhone Camera Bag allows mobile photographers to stow their iPhone photography gear within easy reach, ready to snap photos on a moment’s notice, says WaterField owner Gary Waterfield. Available in full-grain premium leather or classic black ballistic nylon, the WaterField iPhone Camera Bag attaches to a belt or slings crossbody, keeping the iPhone quickly accessible at the hip. Inside, the bag includes a dedicated, easy-access pocket for the smartphone and battery pack and adjustable padded dividers for up to four smartphone camera lenses. An additional zippered mesh pocket stow cords and lens attachments. Two stretchy straps hold a mini-tripod in place along the bottom of the bag. The...
 

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