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Nov 01
Photo Sense for macOS upgraded to version 2.1
VeprIT has announced Photo Sense 2.1 for the Mac. It’s an update of the lightweight bulk photo post-processing tool. Photo Sense 2.1 sports batch adjustment tools, image settings synchronization, and custom presets. Version 2.1 improves the exposure and automatic enhancement algorithms. Photo Sense 2.1 requires macOS 10.9 or later. It’s free on the Mac App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/app/photo-sense/id425404097). However, a promotional watermark is added to the exported images; it can be removed with an $19.99 in-app purchase.
Oct 31
tvOS 11.1 deals with the KRACK WPA2 vulnerability
Apple has upgraded tvOS for the Apple TV to version 11.1. It’s a maintenance update that includes, among other things, a fix for the KRACK WPA2 vulnerability in devices with Wi-Fi. The vulnerability allowed a malicious hacker to bypass WPA2 encryption on Wi-Fi networks and making a user's data easy to view. tvOS 11.1 also includes other bug fixes and security improvements. To upgrade, launch the Settings app on your Apple TV. Go to System → Software Updates → Update Software. tvOS will search for an available update. Once it’s “found,” just follow the on-screen prompts to proceed.
Oct 31
Apple revs iTunes for the Mac to version 12.7.1
Apple has updated iTunes for macOS to version 12.7.1. It’s available at the Mac App Store. Apple says the upgrade includes minor app and performance improvements. iTunes for macOS now focuses on music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and audiobooks. Apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are now exclusively available in the Apple App Store.
Oct 31
Apple rolls out macOS 10.13.1
Apple has launched macOS 10.13.1. It’s available at the Mac App Store. The update includes support for the latest emoji characters. It also: ° Fixes a bug where Bluetooth may be unavailable during Apple Pay transactions; ° Improves the reliability of Microsoft Exchange message sync in Mail; ° Fixes an issue where Spotlight may not accept keyboard input.
Oct 31
Apple posts iOS 11.1 for the iPhone and iPad
Apple has released iOS 11.1 for the iPhone and iPad. It adds over 70 new emoji characters including new food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters and more. It also has several enhancements and bug fixes. For the Photos app, iOS 11.1: ° Resolves an issue that could cause some photos to appear blurry; ° Addresses an issue that could cause Live Photo effects to playback slowly; ° Fixes an issue that could cause some photos to not display in the People album when restoring from an iCloud Backup; ° Fixes an issue that could impact performance when swiping between screenshots. Regarding accessibility, iOS 11.1: ° Improves braille support for Grade 2 input; ° Improves VoiceOver access to multi-page PDFs; ° Improves VoiceOver rotor actions for announcing incoming notifications; ° Improves VoiceOver rotor actions menu when removing an app from the App Switcher; ° Fixes an issue for some users where alternative keys would...
Oct 31
Apple releases watchOS 4.1
Apple has released watchOS 4.1 for the Apple Watch. It brings full iCloud Music Library access to the Music app with support for streaming both Apple Music and Radio and much more. Previously, music on the Apple smartwatch was limited to certain playlists that had to be synced from an iPhone over Wi-Fi for standalone layback. watchOS 4.1 lets Apple Music subscribers view their full library of music for streaming over Wi-Fi —and cellular on Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE. A new watch OS 4.1 Radio app offers access to Beats 1 and other Apple Music radio stations. There’s a new Wi-Fi toggle for turning off Wi-Fi to force the Apple Watch to use an LTE connection. Support for GymKit has been added. With it, customers using their favorite cardio equipment will soon be able to pair their Apple Watch directly to treadmills, ellipticals, indoor bikes or stair steppers from global manufacturers such as Life Fitness and Technogym with a tap. Not enough? Okay, there’s lots of new Unicode 10 emoji...
Oct 31
Quarter Til 2 introduces LucidTime for the Mac
Quarter Til 2 has introduced LucidTime 1.0, a customizable desktop clock system for macOS. It offers Mac users a collection of faceless clocks that sit quietly in the background on their Desktop. LucidTime offers three highly customizable clocks, each offering their own individually method of presenting the time of day. Users can adjust the color of each clock component (the hour, minutes, and second hands; major and minor tick marks; and more), the display size of each clock, and the transparency level of each clock and each clock element. Clocks can be positioned anywhere on the screen via select-and-drag. You can show or hide the seconds display for any clock, as wells show or hide various other clock elements for each clock. LucidTime 1.0 requires macOS 10.12.6 or higher. It costs $2.99 and is available worldwide exclusively at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/y855meqv).
Oct 31
SecuritySpy for macOS revved to version 4.2
Ben Software has rolled out SecuritySpy 4.2, an update to the multi-camera CCTV software for the Mac. With features such as motion detection, flexible video/audio capture, and remote monitoring and configuration, SecuritySpy is designed for demanding video surveillance applications. The new version is a maintenance upgrade. Pricing depends on the number of cameras used, ranging from approximately $42 for the single-camera version to $90 for the unlimited-camera version. SecuritySpy supports macOS 10.5 or higher. A 30-day fully-featured trial of SecuritySpy is available for download (www.bensoftware.com).
Oct 30
New developer betas of iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2, tvOS 11.2 available
Apple has posted new developer betas of iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2, tvOS 11.2. Registered developers can download them from Apple's Developer Center — or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.
Oct 30
InPreflight for Adobe InDesign Now Supports Creative Cloud 2018
Zevrix Solutions has announced InPreflight Pro 2.11.28, a compatibility update to its document preparation solution for Adobe InDesign. It’s an all-in-one solution to check InDesign documents for errors, automatically collect multiple files for output and ship them to final destination. The new version makes InPreflight compatible with the 2018 release of InDesign CC featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. InPreflight Pro can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $99.95; there’s a Studio version for $39.95. A demo is available for download. The update is free for licensed users of version 2, and $50 from earlier versions. InPreflight requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2018.
Oct 30
AKVIS updates its Artistic Bundle
AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has updated its Artistic Bundle that includes eight programs: AirBrush 5.1, Charcoal 2.5, Draw 5.5, OilPaint 6.5, Pastel 3.5, Points 3.5, Sketch 19.5, and Watercolor 2.5. The new versions offer compatibility with the recently released Photoshop CC 2018, the new Gray interface theme, support for new RAW files, and minor bug fixes. On the Mac platform, they require macOS 10.7 or higher. All KVIS artistic programs can be purchased as separate products at prices starting from $49, as well as in the AKVIS Artistic Bundle with a 50% discount.
Oct 30
Moneyspire releases 2018 personal finance software for macOS, iOS
Moneyspire Inc. (https://www.moneyspire.com) has announced Moneyspire 2018, the company's personal finance software for Mac, Windows and iOS. It allows you to organize your transactions and see where your money is going. With Moneyspire, you can keep track of your bank accounts, credit cards and more. You can also set bill reminders and see all your upcoming payments. Moneyspire 2018 sports an improved user interface. It also adds a new Tags feature for enhanced transaction categorization and reporting and adds a new Monthly Comparison report to report category amounts over multiple months in a spreadsheet-like view. You can now drag and drop import files into application window for quicker importing. And you can now search for payee text in Find window rather than having to match the payee exactly. A demo is available for download. Pricing is $59.99.
Oct 27
iPhone X waiting list already pushed back to six weeks
Preorders for the iPhone X started at 12 a.m. Pacific Time today, and the delivery window is already pushed back to six weeks. The first units are due to arrive to customers on Friday, Nov. 3. The iPhone X will come in 64GB and 256GB models with pricing starting at $999.
Oct 27
Isle of the Kakapo rolls out RailModeller Pro 5 for macOS.
Isle of the Kakapo has rolled out RailModeller Pro 5.4, an update to their model railroad and slot car layout design solution for macOS. RailModeller Pro offers sophisticated design tools that enable hobbyists to easily design model train and slot car track layouts via drag & drop. The app includes a library catalog covering over 200 track systems in all major model scales as well as scalable accessories, allowing for custom designs of any layout a user can visualize. Version 5.4 includes: fully localized library names and element descriptions; scalable libraries for all model scales; and multi-color elements. RailModeller Pro requiem macOS 10.10 or later. It’s available for $39.99 at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/ycvnh4j5). A free version, RailModeller Express, which is suitable for smaller layouts with a limited number of tracks, is also available.
Oct 26
Apple issues fifth developer beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1
Apple has issued its fifth developer beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1. Registered developers can download them from Apple's Developer Center — or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.
Oct 26
Final Cut Pro X Viral Video Thirds Plugins released by FxFactory
FxFactory has released XEffects Viral Video Thirds, a new Final Cut Pro X plugin developed by partner Idustrial Revolution. This plugin is based on splitting the screen into thirds, adding graphical overlays and using dynamic transitions to animate between the "third composites." The combination of masks, titles and transitions all work together with thirds. XEffects Viral Video Thirds is distributed on the FxFactory app store (https://fxfactory.com/info/viralvideothirds/). It ‘s being launched at a discounted price of $39 until Nov. 7.
Oct 26
FileMaker Cloud joins the FileMaker 16 platform with new features
FileMaker, Inc. (www.filemaker.com) has announced availability of the latest version of FileMaker Cloud, its cloud platform for managing and running custom apps. With this release, FileMaker Cloud joins the FileMaker 16 Platform and it is available in the US, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia. For organizations that want to develop and manage custom mobile apps, FileMaker Cloud offers rapid deployment, low capital expenditure and instant scalability – all with minimal administrative overhead, according to Ann Monroe, vice president of worldwide marketing and customer success. This offering builds on the commitment from FileMaker, Inc. to empower organizations of all sizes to improve business operations through custom app solutions, she adds. FileMaker Cloud runs on the Amazon Web Services Cloud. The new release offers these integration, security and development features.
Oct 26
QNAP unveils new NAS with 10Gbe connectivity
QNAP Systems has released the TS-431XeU NAS (available in 2GB and 8GB RAM models) that offers a compact, short depth design with a 10GbE SFP+ port for high-speed connectivity. The TS-431XeU features a standard 1U form factor, and is designed for space-constrained SMBs and homes that require fast, stable and secure storage. The rackmount TS-431XeU has a shorter chassis depth of 11.46 inches (291 mm), allowing for saved space to be used for ventilation or cabling to facilitate flexible deployment. It boasts a noise level of only 20.3dB, and power consumption of 12.42W (sleep) or 30.99W (active). Thanks to QNAP’s close cooperation with Annapurna Labs, an Amazon company, the TS-431XeU will also be equipped with advanced snapshot features. Snapshots form part of a complete disaster recovery plan, and can help in minimizing the impact of ransomware attacks. (Snapshot support will be added to the TS-431XeU in the upcoming QTS 4.3.4.) The quad-core TS-431XeU provides hardware-accelerated...
Oct 25
Graphic Node releases DesiGN Market - Templates for macOS
Graphic Node has introduced DesiGN Market - Templates, a macOS utility that offers packed with productivity and graphics templates designed for a variety of productivity suites and image editing applications. The app is distributed into four major content categories: Printable, Presentations, Graphics, and Sounds, which are further detailed into subcategories by themes or applications. DesiGN Market - Templates requires macOS 10.12 or later. DesiGN Market - Templates 1.0 is a free-download on the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/y9jqq9vn); you can try out any five items free of charge. After that, unlimited access to the app's regularly updated content is unlocked via a subscription plan — either $4.99 per month, or $29.99 annually.
Oct 25
Package Central for Adobe InDesign Now Supports Creative Cloud...
Zevrix Solutions has announced Package Central 1.10.2, a compatibility update to company's file packaging workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The software automatically collects InDesign documents along with their fonts and links 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. The new version adds support for InDesign CC 2018 featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. Package Central can be purchased for $149.95 from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com). A demo is available for download. The update is free for registered users. Package Central requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2018.
Oct 24
Pharmacy Illustrations for ConceptDraw Pro added to Solution Park
CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has added the $35 Pharmacy Illustrations Solution to its ConceptDraw Solution Park for ConceptDraw Pro 11 and ConceptDraw Office 4. The Pharmacy Solution allows you to assemble any pharmacologic illustration, build medical pharmacology and healthcare instructional posters, enhance the medical education experience, and diagram medical pharmacology situations. With ConceptDraw Pro 11, you can, among other things, exchange documents with Microsoft Visio. It can open and save documents that can be used by Visio (VSD, VDX and VSDX documents) users. It retails for $199 per end user license. 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. The ConceptDraw Office suite is designed for...
Oct 24
TechSmith releases Snagit 2018
TechSmith Corp. (www.techsmith.com) has released Snagit 2018, the latest version of its screen capture and image editing software for Mac and Windows. The newest version offers new grab text, smart move, and text replace features. Other improvements include updates to the desktop video recording feature. Snagit 2018 allows for higher frame rate desktop recording for smoother, more professional recordings, as well as better quality webcam capture and better stability. And, it does it all using fewer CPU resources than ever before, according to the folks at TechSmith. Snagit 2018 costs $49.99 for new users. Users with previous versions of Snagit can upgrade for $24.99.
Oct 24
Apple retail stores to have some iPhone X models for walk-in...
Apple says it will have a limited supply of iPhone X models for walk-in customers on Friday, Nov. 3, at 8 a.m. local time. The iPhone X will be available to customers for pre-order on Friday, Oct. 27, at 12:01 a.m. (Pacific) on apple.com and the Apple Store app. It will be available in silver and space gray in 64GB and 256GB models starting at $999.
Oct 24
ChronoAgent 1.8.0 is High Sierra-Ready
Econ Technologies (www.econtechnologies.com) has announced ChronoAgent 1.8.0, which is ready for macOS High Sierra. The ChronoSync/ChronoAgent combination allows anyone to synchronize files between two Macs, back up Macs to a Mac server, or even maintain a bootable backup over a network. Version 1.8.0 now recognizes APFS volumes while offering improved file backup and sync performance. In addition to a few bug fixes, ChronoAgent 1.8.0 also includes more reliable startup, better statistics reporting and an updated manual. ChronoAgent 1.8.0 works on macOS 10.8 or newer and is available for $14.99. ChronoSync, the multipurpose app for local and cloud backup, bootable clone, and folder synchronizing, is designed to work on macOS version 10.10 and newer. Full working trial licenses are available, or you can purchase ChronoSync for $49.99. ChronoAgent allows any Mac to accept direct, secure connections from any ChronoSync Mac or any InterConneX iOS device so you can access or transfer...
Oct 23
Troi Dialog Plug-in 7 ready for FileMaker Pro 7, macOS High...
Troi Automatisering has released Troi Dialog Plug-in 7 for FileMaker Pro 15. It’s an update of the plug-in for showing all sorts of dynamic dialogs in FileMaker Pro. The upgrade has been rewritten for FileMaker Pro 16 and macOS High Sierra. A fully functional demo version of Troi Dialog Plug-in 7 is available for downloading at Troi's website (http://tinyurl.com/zcmv2vf). Troi Dialog Plug-in 7 works with FileMaker Pro 12 to 16 and is available for macOS 10.6.x and higher. Licenses cost $59 per user. Developer licenses and multi-user packs are also available.
Oct 23
Apple posts new developer betas of iOS 11.1, macOS 10.13.1, tvOS...
Apple has released a new fifth developer beta of iOS 11.1, along with the fourth betas of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 and tvOS 11.1. They can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store with the proper profile installed. Also, there’s a new public beta of macOS High Sierra 10.3.1 available for public beta testers. If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do so at https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/ . The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.
Oct 23
LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Now Supports Creative Cloud 2018
Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.2.1, a compatibility update to company's workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer lets users automatically scale and crop images to their InDesign dimensions at specified target resolution, convert image formats, adjust sharpening, convert colors, run Photoshop actions, rename links and more. The new version makes LinkOptimizer compatible with the 2018 release of InDesign and Photoshop CC featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. 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 2018.
Oct 20
Bare Bones Software releases BBEdit 12.0.1
Bare Bones Software has released BBEdit 12.0.1, a maintenance release of its professional strength HTML and text editor. It’s a recommended update that includes refinements and fixes for specific reported issues. BBEdit maintains the recently introduced evaluation model in which the full, complete feature set is available for the first 30 days of use. At the end of the 30-day evaluation period, the permanently functional feature set changes to include BBEdit's editing capabilities, but not its web authoring tools or other exclusive features. BBEdit’s exclusive features may be re-enabled at any time with a purchased license. BBEdit 12 requires macOS 10.11.6 or later. It has a suggested retail price of $49.99. Owners of BBEdit 11 can upgrade for US$29.99. Owners of BBEdit 10 or earlier (including customers who purchased BBEdit in the Mac App Store) can upgrade for $39.99. Anyone who purchased BBEdit 11 on or after March 1 is eligible to receive a free upgrade, while all eligible...
Oct 20
Apple posts new developer betas of iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1
Apple has released the fourth developer betas of iOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1. Registered developers can download them from Apple's Developer Center — or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.
Oct 20
Cisdem Video Converter for macOS revved to version 3.5.0
Cisdem (www.cisdem.com) has upgraded Cisdem Video Converter, a video conversion tool for macOS, to version 3.5.0. The upgrade adds support for more output devices, such as the iPhone X, iPhone SE, and more. It also improves download speed. Cisdem Video Converter is compatible with macOS 10.9 and higher. It costs $49.99; a demo is available for download.
Oct 20
Cisdem Data Recovery Upgraded To Version 4.2.0
Cisdem (www.cisdem.com) has released Cisdem Data Recovery 4.2.0, an update of their data recover software for macOS that recovers different file types from different devices. The new version is optimized for macOS High Sierra and supports the APFS file system. A single user license for Cisdem Data Recovery is $49.99. A demo is available for download.
Oct 20
Allegorithmic rolls out update for Substance Designer
Allegorithmic has released an update for Substance Designer (http://tinyurl.com/qch5ab5), a material authoring tool for macOS and Windows. Seven new noises and filters have been added to ease the creation of complex shapes and patterns, while new support for X-Rite’s Appearance Exchange Format (AxF) offers a way to author custom materials for design applications. AxF is a format that enables the communication of all aspects of a physical material’s appearance – color, texture, refraction, translucency, gloss, special effects and reflection properties – in a single, editable file. Once uploaded into Substance Designer, users will be able to add procedural edits to this data, producing custom materials with high degrees of accuracy and photorealism.   The update to Substance Designer is available free cost to current subscribers. Following the trial period, individual users will be able to subscribe to the Indie or Pro plans. Subscriptions to Substance Indie cost $19.90/month; Pro plans...
Oct 19
Sonnet launches Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 adapter
Sonnet Technologies has announced the $89.90 Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter (http://tinyurl.com/yc2qecdw). The compact bus-powered device enables users to connect up to two 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) HDMI monitors with just one Thunderbolt 3 port on a Mac or Windows systems. Many desktop computer users enjoy dual-display setups: with the added screen space, a main work window can be expanded to fill one screen, while tool bars and palettes, plus other applications, occupy the second screen. With Sonnet's Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter plugged in, users of notebook and all-in-one computers with limited available ports may connect two displays while using only one Thunderbolt 3 port. The Sonnet adapter is a plug-and-play solution for adding dual HDMI port connectivity to computers with Thunderbolt 3 ports. Users simply plug the Thunderbolt adapter into their computers, connect the monitors with standard HDMI cables (sold separately), and then configure the displays...
Oct 19
ProVUE Development releases Panorama X database for the Mac
ProVUE Development has released Panorama X, a general purpose database system for Macs. It sports a 64-bit RAM based database engine and universal multi-level Undo. Panorama X also introduces a new flexible usage based approach to software subscriptions, according to ProVUE Development founder James Rea. He says that notable features include the following: ° The Panorama X data sheet displays rows and columns like a spreadsheet, but has special functions optimized for working with structured database information. ° Panorama X includes an application builder that enables the user to build a custom interface, including custom windows, dialogs, forms, labels and custom reports. The user/developer has complete control over the layout, and if necessary, any programming needed. Layouts can be fixed or responsive to window size. Programming code can be embedded into any element, much like HyperCard(TM). ° Panorama X allows huge data sets to be bent, reshaped or refactored at will. Fields...
Oct 19
Apple Michigan Avenue opens tomorrow on Chicago’s riverfront
Apple has previewed Apple Michigan Avenue, its newest retail store, creating a new connection between North Michigan Avenue, Pioneer Court and the Chicago River. Intended as a gathering place for the local community, the store will host year-round Today at Apple programming, building on Chicago’s city-wide initiative to enliven the Riverwalk. To celebrate the opening, Apple Michigan Avenue will host “The Chicago Series,” a month-long set of events that will provide attendees with the tools to pursue their passions, from photography and music to coding and app design. “When Apple opened on North Michigan Avenue in 2003, it was our first flagship store, and now we are back in Chicago opening the first in a new generation of Apple’s most significant worldwide retail locations,” said Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail, in a press release. “Apple Michigan Avenue exemplifies our new vision where everyone is welcome to experience all of our incredible products,...
Oct 19
DEVONthink 2.9.16 speeds up synchronization, makes it more...
DEVONtechnologies has updated all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink for Mac with sync enhancements and performance improvements. They’re compatible with macOS 10 and higher. Version 2.9.16 allows to import multiple databases from a remote location at the same time, cleans up sync locations more aggressively, and makes the synchronization more efficient. Finally the updates bring compatibility fixes for macOS High Sierra. They’re free and recommended for all users. All editions can be downloaded (www.devontechnologies.com) and be test-driven for free before they need to be licensed. DEVONthink Personal as well as all editions of DEVONagent are also available in the Mac App Store; DEVONthink can be purchased in bundles with DEVONagent at bundle prices in DEVONtechnologies' online shop.
Oct 19
IK Multimedia releases iRig Pre HD
IK Multimedia has released the iRig Pre HD (www.irigpre.com/hd), a high-definition, ultra-compact digital interface for microphones with an onboard Class A studio-quality preamplifier designed for use with the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and PC. It offers the ability to record anytime and anywhere using any kind of professional microphone with a XLR connector, including gain-hungry models and those requiring phantom power. It features an integrated 1/8-inch headphone output for real-time direct audio monitoring, high-quality internal converters, LED indicators and a suite of professional audio apps. The iRig Pre HD is available from the the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide for only $/99.99.
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
 

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