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Sep 22
China Unicom offers iPhone 6s mobile service for as low as CNY...
China Unicom, a Chinese state-owned telecommunications operator, will offer a mobile service for Apple’s iPhone 6s handsets for CNY 76-596 (about US$12-94) a month, reports IT168.com reported, citing Internet posting on the prices. Customers have to sign a 30-month contract for minimum CNY 396 ($62) a month to get a free iPhone 6s with 16 GB, says IT168.com (as noted by BrightWire.com, a global investment newswire). The contract for a free 64-GB iPhone 6s or 16-GB iPhone 6s Plus will cost minimum CNY 596 a month for 24 months. China Unicom received more than 300,000 pre-orders for iPhone 6s devices on the first day of offer on Sept. 10. Chinese carriers will start selling the new Apple handsets on September 25.
Sep 22
Alien: Isolation-The Collection coming to the Mac on Sept. 30
Feral Interactive says the survival horror game Alien: Isolation – The Collection will be released for Mac and Linux via Steam on Sept. 29, with the Mac App Store version arriving in early October. It's developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA Europe Limited for PCs and consoles. Here's how Alien: Isolation – The Collection is described: "In an original story set fifteen years after the film, players take on the role of Ellen Ripley’s daughter Amanda, who seeks to discover the truth behind her mother’s disappearance. Marooned aboard the stricken space station Sevastopol along with a few desperate survivors, players must stay out of sight, scavenge for resources and use their wits to survive as they are stalked by an ever-present, deadly Alien. "The labyrinthine Sevastopol is an incredibly detailed world that conceals hundreds of logs and hidden items which provide clues to the mystery behind the station’s catastrophic decline. As they explore, players will crawl through...
Sep 22
Comm-Unity Networking Systems launches CNS Barcode 1.5
Comm-Unity Networking Systems has released CNS Barcode 1.5, which includes 64-bit support for FileMaker Pro 14 and FileMaker Pro Server 12+. It's available immediately at http://cnsbarcode.cnsplug-ins.com/ for both Mac OS X and Windows. A demo is available for download. Like its sibling product, CNS Barcode for iOS, this plug-in can both scan and generate barcodes. CNS Barcode can scan JPEG or PNG images containing barcodes or it can use an attached webcam to scan any barcodes held up to the camera. Any of the barcode formats you can scan, you can also create with the plug-in, including Codabar, Code 3 of 9 (Code 39), Code 3 of 9 Ext. (Code 39+), Code 93, Code 128, DataBar-14, DataBar-14 Stacked, EAN 2, EAN 5, EAN 8, EAN 13, EAN 14, EAN 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, ISBN, QR Code, UPC A, and UPC E. If you purchased CNS Barcode any time after Sept. 21, 2014, you can install this latest version free of charge. If you purchased CNS Barcode any time between Sept. 21, 2013, and Sept. 20, 2014...
Sep 22
AKVIS releases AirBrush 3 for Mac OS X, Windows
AKVIS has released version 3 of AirBrush for Mac OS X and Windows. The software allows you to create airbrush drawings from photos. Version 3.0 provides an improved photo to drawing effect, a watermark feature, new tools and brushes, advanced print options, and other changes. The program now generates even better results, producing expressive images with the enhanced level of detail in the breathtaking airbrushing technique. New features in the Text tab allow adding watermarks to drawings which can be used to protect creative works or to promote brands and products. AirBrush 3 also adds several new tools. It's a free upgrade for recent buyers. For new users the cost is US$14.95. A demo is available for download at the product website (http://akvis.com/en/airbrush/.). On the Mac, AirBrush 3 requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher.
Sep 22
The latest iOS apps for Sept. 22
Here are some of the latest apps available at the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and/or Apple Watch. Hovik Melikyan has announced Magnetola. Stylized as a vintage compact cassette player, the US$1.99 music player can play tracks either unaltered or, for more sensitive ears, slightly "softened." Itemtopia has released their free cross-platform app Itemtopia. It instantly notifies consumers if any item they own has been recalled (all vehicles and all consumer items) and allows consumers to attach receipts, warranties, photos and notes to each item at any time during the life of the item's ownership. Red Bull Media House has introduced Clashem - Video Battles. It's a free competitive mobile video app and online community. All Clashem videos are five seconds long. There's no need to wait passively for likes and views to add up; users know in an instant if their video is a hit or flop. Armstrong Santiago has launched Your Second Chance. It's a free, GPS-enabled app that...
Sep 21
Apple's watchOS 2 now available
Apple has released watchOS 2, the first major software update for the Apple Watch. It allows developers to take advantage of innovative hardware features of Apple Watch including the Digital Crown, Taptic Engine and heart rate sensor, along with software APIs [application programming interfaces] to build new app experiences, according to Kevin Lynch, Apple’s vice president of Technology. watchOS 2 also includes new watch faces, third-party app information as watch face complications and new communication capabilities in Mail, Friends and Digital Touch. The new APIs enable audio and video playback and animation, and with the ClockKit framework, developers can represent their data as complications on the watch face. These new tools allow developers to make apps more robust, says Lynch. For example, Strava can more accurately track your heart rate while on a ride or run using data from the heart rate sensor and accelerometer; Insteon can give customers more precise controls to dim their...
Sep 21
Baso Labs releases Occasions for Mac
Baso Labs has introduced Occasions 1.0, an app that lets you store and combine events, gifts, and people along with notes, photos and more. It offers integration with iCloud contacts. Occasions supports major holidays in 27 countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States. It's localized in 10 languages, including English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Brazilian, Korean, Turkish. Occasions requires OS X 10.10 or later and costs US$24.99. It's available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category. For more information, go to Occasions' website (http://occasionshq.com).
Sep 21
iPhone 6s, 6s Plus arrive on Friday, Sept. 25
Apple has announced that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available at 8 a.m. local time on Friday, Sept. 25 at Apple’s retail stores. Stores will have the new iPhones available for walk-in customers who are encouraged to arrive early. Both models will also be available on Friday from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, additional carriers and select Apple Authorized Resellers. Apple also announced the fastest iOS adoption ever, with more than 50 percent of devices already using iOS 9.   "Customer response to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been incredibly positive, we can't wait to get our most advanced iPhones ever into customers’ hands starting this Friday," says Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "iOS 9 is also off to an amazing start, on pace to be downloaded by more users than any other software release in Apple’s history." The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available in gold, silver, space gray and the new rose...
Sep 21
Apple cleaning up App Store after major hack attack
Apple is cleaning up its Apple App Store to remove malicious iPhone and iPad programs following what is being described as the first large-scale attack on the mobile software outlet. The hackers took aim at popular Chinese apps by convincing developers of legitimate software to use a tainted, counterfeit version of source code known as XcodeGhost, notes Seeking Alpha (www.seekingalpha.com). According to cyber security firm Palo Alto Networks (paloaltonetworks.com), "hundreds of millions" of users are at risk of having their personal data exposed due to the malware.
Sep 21
Nisus Software releases Nisus Writer Express 3.5
Nisus Software has released Nisus Writer Express 3.5, the latest release of their word processor for the Mac. Nisus Writer Express adapts to your writing environment with a flexible interface. This new version introduces a lower price. It has also been updated with iCloud support, OS X document Auto Save and Versions, and is now 64 bit and sandboxed. There are also bug fixes, improvements, and enhancements. Nisus Writer Express 3.5 requires OS X 10.7.5 or above. It's available now from the Nisus store (www.nisus.com) and the Mac App Store for $20. Version 3.5 is a free update for Nisus Writer Express 3.x owners.
Sep 21
Mac HD Video Converter updated for iPhone 6s, iPad Pro
Digiarty Software has announced a new version of WinX HD Video Converter (www.winxdvd.com) for Mac. It's a Mac OS X based video compression and converting solution for iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPad Pro. Designed specifically to convert HD and SD videos, WinX HD Video Converter for Mac simplifies and automates the conversion of 4K UHD, multi-track HD, and camcorder videos on Mac for the target iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPad Pro, iPad mini 4 devices, Apple TV 4, and more. WinX HD Video Converter for Mac is designed to convert HD and SD videos. With about 370 built-in video and audio Codecs, it accepts MKV, MPEG4, H.264, H.265 (HEVC), MOV, M2TS, AVI, MPEG, WMV, FLV, VOB, F4V, 3GP, MXF and so on. It facilitates the playback of movie files on different devices and players, and also makes it easier to upload videos to YouTube, Facebook, etc. It's capable of changing video resolutions from 4K (2160p) to 1080p, 1080p to 720, etc. Users can even use it to download videos and music from over...
Sep 21
The latest iOS apps for Sept. 21
Here are some of the latest apps available at the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and/or Apple Watch. Didstopia has announced Mutebot. The audio/video utility offers a way to mute and/or remove audio from your videos. Mutebot is free, but does offer in-app purchases. LITE Games has released iSolitaire. It's a free version of the most famous Solitaire game, Klondike. Mudpie Studios has introduced Let's Play. It's an US$2.99 app for the creation of videos, game walkthroughs, reaction videos, product reviews and more.
Sep 18
ICNSmini is new bitmap shrinking app for the Mac
Ohanaware (www.ohanaware.com) has introduced ICNSmini 1.0 for Mac OS X. It's a developer utility that slims PNG, ICNS, TIFF and Iconset images down in file size. Some files can shed up to 85% of their digital fat. Underneath ICNSmini's exterior lies Ohanaware's custom ICNS generator, custom TIFF processor and "pngquant." pngquant is a process for compressing PNG files, and its behind many image compression tools. ICNSmini converts iconsets into compressed ICNS files, with the same savings as an ICNS file. It compresses PNG files up to 25% of their original size. It can slim TIFF files, on average, down to 30% of their original file size. (Actual compression rates will vary, dependent upon the content of the image.) ICNSmini requires OS X 10.9 or newer. It's free from the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category. Batch processing is available via an in-app purchase; without batch processing images can still be compressed, one at a time.
Sep 18
Magnetola is new music player with sound softener for Mac OS X
Hovik Melikyan has introduced Magnetola 1.0 (http://www.magnetola.com) for OS X. Stylized as a vintage compact cassette player, it's a "sensory-friendly" music player that can play tracks either unaltered or, for more sensitive ears, slightly "softened." Magnetola's unique audio softener filter can smoothen the rough edges of individual instruments, as well follow the overall dynamic of the song and suppress sudden big attacks, according to Melikyan. The player also features sliders for adjusting highs and lows (that's shelving filters in technical language). You can either boost or cut off high and low frequencies to your liking; we call these parameters "silk" and "wool" respectively. Magnetola plays songs from your music library and features a library browser stylized as a compact cassette collection. It requires OS X 10.10 or later and costs US$3.99. It's available at the Mac App Store in the Music category. Magnetola is also available on the iPhone and iPad running iOS 8 or...
Sep 18
iTunes accepting new American Red Cross donations
Apple has added a banner to the iTunes Store (http://tinyurl.com/p4buwcn) that allows customers to donate to the American Red Cross to help people affected by the refugee and migration crisis across the Mediterranean Sea and Europe. You can click the Donate button under the amount you wish to donate. Donation choices are $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 and $200.
Sep 18
The latest iOS apps for Sept. 18
Here are some of the latest apps available at the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and/or Apple Watch. Darin Myman has announced DatChat Secret Messages & Hidden Picture. It's a free app that allows you to change how long your messages can be viewed before or after you send them, prevent screen shots and hide encrypted messages on your camera roll. DatChat offers you a traditional texting experience while providing total control and security for your messages. Peter and Benita Schontag have introduced EZ ABC Keyboard. It's an US$1.99 custom keyboard that makes all the standard letters, numbers and symbols available on three individual screens. The app offers three-tap access to all characters to make the entering text, numbers, and symbols more efficient. Flight Systems has released Wrecked. In the free vehicle destruction game,your goal is to cause a maximum amount of devastation and destruction as you crash into oncoming traffic. Therapy Box has launched a...
Sep 18
TimeTable for Mac OS revved to version 3
Capparsa has released TimeTag 3, an update to their popular productivity app for Mac OS X (10.10 and higher). TimeTag is a time management tool designed for on-the-go freelancers and people who want to track their time quickly and easily. Version 3.0 brings one of the most requested features: syncing records with the iPhone and iPad. People can now login to their TimeTag Pro accounts created on their iPhone or iPad, and keep their records, tags and categories in sync automatically on the Mac. TimeTag 3 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. Syncing across iOS and OS X is available as an in-app purchase of $0.99/month or $9.99/year. Go to http://tinyurl.com/ozrg956 for more info.
Sep 18
Rememoried game for Mac OSX available on Steam
Hangonit has announced Rememoried for Mac OS X and Windows. It's a game available at Steam (http://tinyurl.com/qy9jvyz) for US$9.99. Here's how the game is descibed: "Rememoried is a virtual place where memories change to dreams and the only possible way is forgetting, which becomes a mechanism for proceeding to the next layer of dreams. Some elements in the surroundings change when the player turns away or leaves, and become more than just a direction sign: they become the way along which the player walks, flies and falls. "The basic element of gameplay is the ability to forget. Some elements in the surroundings change when the player turns away or leaves, and become more than just a direction sign: they become the way along which the player walks, flies and falls. Finding such a way to the higher levels is a matter of his aptness and intuition, rewarded by advancing higher. Failure, on the other hand, brings a return to the lower levels, which may be more or less altered then. "If...
Sep 17
Court says Apple can block competitors for using its...
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled that Apple is entitled to blocking competitors from using its intellectual property, reports Bloomberg (http://tinyurl.com/pt6kca3). The court said Apple was entitled to a narrow order that prevents Samsung from using Apple’s slide-to-unlock, autocorrect and quicklinks features. To rule otherwise would eliminate patent rights of inventors of certain features in multicomponent devices, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington said in an opinion posted on its electronic docket. This is all part of an ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung had filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices. On May 14, 2014, an U.S. appeals court affirmed a decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that Apple is innocent of violating three patents owned by Samsung....
Sep 17
Apple wants the Supreme Court to look into the ebook price...
Apple will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal judge’s finding that it conspired to fix the prices of ebooks when it launched its original iPad and iBook store in January 2010, according to FORTUNE (http://tinyurl.com/q85petu). "This case . . . presents issues of surpassing importance to the United States economy," the company argues in papers filed with the high court Wednesday. "Dynamic, disruptive entry into new or stagnant markets—the lifeblood of American economic growth—often requires the very type of" conduct that Apple engaged in, the company argues, and which U.S. District Judge Denise Cote of Manhattan found to be illegal in July 2013. In June a federal appeals court ruled that Apple orchestrated a conspiracy with five publishers to increase ebook prices, in a victory for the U.S. Justice Department. The company is due to pay an US$450 million settlement. By a 2-1 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court judge that the conspiracy...
Sep 17
Turntable is new 'real album' app for the Mac
Turntable for Mac, a "real album" app for Mac OS X, is now available at the Mac App Store for US$14.99. (A demo is available at http://tinyurl.com/nn63wuk.) It's touted as the first desktop music player ever to present real albums as you have in a physical collection. Albums and album art play full-screen and wide-screen on your computer. It’s the first time album art displays just like a real-life LP, like the records in the 60s, 70s, & 80s.  The app, presenting Albums as the main navigation medium, provides also varied, visual ways to navigate an album. You can scroll through a matte collection of tiled album art. You can scroll/thumb through full screen records like a physical album. Or you can browse by charts of artists.
Sep 17
Quark introduces content automation at Information Development...
Quark Software Inc. is a gold sponsor of Information Development World, the only conference dedicated to helping organizations rethink the way they create, manage, and deliver content experiences. While exhibiting onsite Quark will introduce content automation, a new transformational approach to streamlining the entire lifecycle of business-critical content. Content automation is the practice of leveraging smart content to automate the assembly, publishing, and delivery of content for multiple media and audiences. By removing the traditional manual tasks that continue to stifle the content lifecycle, organizations in industries such as finance, manufacturing, energy and government can reduce costs, improve content quality and ensure compliance throughout the process – from creation to consumption. Information Development World, held in San Jose, California, hosts a variety of content strategists, content marketers, information architects, technical writers, and content engineers,...
Sep 17
The latest iOS apps for Sept. 17
Here are some of the latest apps available at the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and/or Apple Watch. Dare Do Be has announced Pendilly. The free messaging app allows anyone to type a message, capture or import a photo or video, and then choose a future time to deliver the message. The recipient then receives a notification telling them a message is on the way, but not what the message is, who it's from, or even when it will arrive. Kidonkadonk has released Casino Coach Three Card Poker. Serving as both a game and learning tool, it allows you to play three card poker for free and teaches you how to play to win. Three Card Poker 1.0 is free, but does tout in-app purchases of advanced features. Do502 has introduced the Do502 app. It's a tool for planning a night (or several) in Louisville, along with the 16 other cities across North America in the growing DoStuff Network.  German publisher Deep Silver FISHLABS and Spanish developers Tama Games and Mutant Games have...
Sep 17
'MacVoices' looks at the iOS 9 version of JAMF's...
On the new MacVoices TV, host Chuck Joiner talks with Jason Wudi, the chief technology officer for JAMF Software, about the iOS 9 version of Casper Suite. It's designed to help IT professionals deploy apps and protect corporate assets in an enterprise or large educational institution setting. With Casper, it doesn’t matter if a user has a company iPhone or iPad or if they're in the bring-your-own-device camp. Wudi talks about Apple’s often un-sung efforts in the enterprise market and their part in helping users enjoy the benefits of a new iOS as soon as they can download it. You can watch the video here (http://tinyurl.com/plmldrg). Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices, part of The MacVoices Group.
Sep 16
iTunes 12.3 ready for iOS 9, OS X El Capitan
Apple has posted iTunes 12.3, which adds support for iOS 9 and Mac OS X El Capitan, which is coming later this month. According to Apple, the upgrade also: ° Offers improved Apple Music accessibility with VoiceOver; ° Resolves a problem that prevented ordering of songs within Up Next; ° Fixes a problem where some radio stations did not appear within Recently Played; ° Addresses an issue where songs you loved on iOS did not appear loved on iTunes; ° Supports two-factor authentication to secure your Apple ID; ° Includes improvements to overall stability and performance. You can download iTunes 12.3 via the Software Update option in the Mac App Store or from the iTunes website.
Sep 16
iOS 9 now available for download
Apple has released iOS 9. It can be downloaded free via iTunes or as an over-the-air update through the Software Update function in iOS's Settings app. To install it, you'll need to be using (at least) an iPhone 4s, iPad 2, or fifth-generation iPod touch. iOS 9 will come preloaded on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, launching on Sept. 25, and the iPad Pro, coming in November.
Sep 16
Tim Cook to meet with India's prime minister
Apple CEO Tim Cook is among several CEOs slated to meet with Norendra Modi, Indian's prime minister, when the PM visits the U.S. later this month, reports The Economic Times (http://tinyurl.com/p6rxnu2). An Apple spokesperson confirmed that a meeting between its Cook and Modi will take place. However, the spokesperson declined to comment on topics of discussion. The prime minister will be keen to showcase initiatives such as "Make in India" and "Digital India" and persuade the maker of iPhones and iPads to invest in manufacturing and research & development (R&D) in India, says The Economic Times. For its part, Apple has "become increasingly conscious of India's importance as a market," the article adds.
Sep 16
Apple delays watchOS 2
watchOS 2 was due for release today. However, Apple has delayed it due to a bug. The company hasn't said exactly what the issue is. However, in a statement (http://tinyurl.com/o3frjaf) to the press, Apple says: "We have discovered a bug in development of watchOS 2 that is taking a bit longer to fix than we expected. We will not release watchOS 2 today but will shortly."
Sep 16
Three iOS 9 security tips you can use
Apple is releasing iOS 9 today, and Norton has shared Norton wanted to share iOS 9 security best practices. While Apple devices and operating systems have a reputation for strong security, 84 percent of mobile vulnerabilities discovered last year were on iOS according to the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report. In fact, a recent malware family called KeyRaider compromised a record number of user accounts on jailbroken iPhones. Following are three iOS 9 security tips you can use to safeguard your personal information (for more information go to https://community.norton.com/en): ° Use a strong, unique Apple ID password. Apple’s new iOS 9 now requires a six-digit passcode rather than four-digits. This, paired with a strong Apple ID password that uses letters, numbers and symbols, will make it harder for criminals to guess passwords and help protect users’ data. ° Enable Two-factor authentication. In iOS 9 two-factor authentication, an extra layer of security, is extended to iTunes...
Sep 16
iOS 8 now running on 87 percent of compatible devices
An update on Apple's developer web page (http://tinyurl.com/oya9tf6) says that iOS 8 is now running on 87 percent of compatible devices. iOS 7 is running on 11 percent, while all other versions combined account for two percent. iOS 9 is due to be released today. Around this time last year, when iOS 7 was about to be replaced by iOS 8, adoption for Apple's current-generation operating system is down three points.
Sep 16
The latest iOS apps for Sept. 16
Here are some of the latest apps available at the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and/or Apple Watch. SmartWired has launched Smart Spark: Ignite Your Child's Learning Potential. It's a free tool for parents to help their children (and themselves) understand how to best learn and communicate. Maysalward has announced Aliens Invasion VR. It's a free virtual reality (VR) shooter game. The gameplay puts the player in a 360 degree environment, flying an F16 to save Earth from aliens by simply staring at the waves of alien UFOs headed to destroy Pisa, Paris, and New York. Migoi Studios introduces Pitchers: Endless Arcade Bartending. As a bartender in the free game, you have to keep the drinks flowing and your patrons happy.
Sep 16
CS Odessa announces IDEF Business Process Diagrams Solution
CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has announced IDEF Business Process Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw Pro 10. It provides individuals with new libraries and objects to assist in IDEF process definition. Libraries in the new solution include support for IDEF0 and IDEF3 standards. ConceptDraw’s IDEF Business Process Diagrams solution is designed for individuals who capture and record business processes and system architecture. The solution contains four libraries that include a selection of vector stencils, allowing you to create business process diagrams of any complexity. IDEF is a standardized descriptive language designed to describe systems and software engineering tasks. IDEF spans many uses including functional modeling, data simulation, object-oriented analysis, and knowledge acquisition. IDEF0 and IDEF3 libraries have been added to ConceptDraw PRO as a paid solution ($25 USD). These new additions to the ConceptDraw Solution Park are for current users of ConceptDraw Pro 10,...
Sep 16
'MacVoices' offers a look behind the scenes of Rindle
On the new MacVoices TV, host Chuck Joiner talks with Brian Faust and Tom Planer, the co-founders of Rindle, a soon-to-be project management application. They talk about how they're building the software that they want to use, and that they believe others will too. Publicity, feedback from potential users and product vision, as well as funding, integration with other products, and the business aspects of a start-up are all part of the conversation. You can watch the video here (http://tinyurl.com/plmldrg). Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices, part of The MacVoices Group.
Sep 15
Viper SmartStart 4.0 now lets you control your car from your...
The Viper SmartStart 4.0 app is now available for the Apple Watch and Android Wear, allowing drivers to start, control, and locate their vehicle from virtually anywhere using their smartwatch. The iOS version is available in the Apple App Store. Viper SmartStart 4.0 works with virtually any after-market car, allowing drivers to talk to or tap on their smartwatch to find, lock, unlock, and remotely start their vehicle, as well as manage alerts. Drivers can follow turn-by-turn directions back to their car, pop their trunk, hit the panic button, and receive low battery alerts all from their wrist. "Have your watch guide you to your car. Tap your wrist to unlock your doors. Say the word and your engine starts. Wearable technology has the potential to connect drivers to their cars like never before," says Frank DeMartin, senior vice president of Product Development and Engineering for Viper. "Viper SmartStart 4.0 capitalizes on that potential and offers drivers unprecedented control of...
Sep 15
PrintLife 3 for Mac OS X gets complete redesign
Chronos has launched PrintLife 3, an update of the tool for creating print projects on Mac OS X (10.10 and higher). According to Robert McCullough, Vice President of Sales at Chronos, It's "been completely redesigned to make it easier than ever to use." In addition, the interface has been streamlined to maximize the size of the design canvas. PrintLife 3 includes an array of new features for creating first-class print projects. PrintLife has a project for every occasion including greeting cards, collages, labels, letterhead, gift tags, contact summaries, certificates, photo pages, CD labels, raffle tickets, fax covers, activity lists, flyers, jewel cases, file folder tabs, invoices, activity summaries, invitations, posters, envelopes, name badges, and contact lists. PrintLife comes with 700+ print project templates, 155+ business card templates, and 300+ label templates to help users get quick and professional results. PrintLife supports 3,200+ stocks including those from Avery,...
Sep 15
BatchOutput for Microsoft PowerPoint now supports Office 2016
Zevrix Solutions has announced BatchOutput PPT 2.2, a compatibility update to its output automation solution for Microsoft PowerPoint on Mac OS X. BatchOutput PPT automates printing and exporting of PowerPoint multiple documents to PDF, and allows users to carry out professional PDF production directly from PowerPoint. The app offers batch processing, image downsampling, PDF security, variable file names and other essential options. The new version introduces support for Microsoft Office 2016. BatchOutput PPT can be purchased for US$39.95 from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com), as well as from authorized resellers and the Mac App Store. A demo is available for download. BatchOutput PPT requires Mac OS X 10.6-10.11 and Microsoft Word 2008, 2011 or 2016.
Sep 15
EPIX offering ability to download movies to watch offline
Entertainment network EPIX has announced that it will offer subscribers the ability to download hit movies directly to their mobile devices, allowing them to watch where they want, when they want - even without access to an Internet connection. Offline viewing will be available across Kindle Fire and all Apple and Android mobile devices and tablets including iPads, iPhones, and Samsung and Nexus devices. The new offering will be available this month to all EPIX subscribers, launching with a marketing campaign in partnership with affiliated distributors. The new download feature will offer EPIX’s biggest titles on demand, including hit movie franchises The Hunger Games, James Bond, and Star Trek, original documentaries and music and comedy events featuring marquee talent including Katy Perry, Craig Ferguson, Louis CK, Mark Maron and more. With this announcement, EPIX says it's the only premium service providing all its programming on all platforms and delivering more movies than any...
Sep 15
VidConvert ready for OS X El Capitan
Reggie Ashworth has rolled out VidConvert 1.6.1, an OS X El Capitan update to his video converter for Mac OS X. VidConvert is a video converter designed to make converting your videos simple and easy. It will convert just about any type of video into one of the many popular formats of today. The app allows you to create videos for your iPhone or iPad, for your Mac or TV, or formats such as DivX and MPEG. VidConvert Version 1.6.1 will run on Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, and El Capitan. It has a variety of other improvements along with El Capitan compatibility. VidConvert 1.6.1 costs US$7.99 for a single user license. A demo which creates 3 minute samples is available at the product website (http://tinyurl.com/4lhfsgf). Older versions with pre-Lion support are available via the website. A Mac App Store version is also available.
Sep 15
IGG rings up iBank 5.6 for Mac OS X
IGG Software (www.iggsoftware.com) has announced iBank 5.6, an important update to its money management software for Mac OS X (10.9 or higher). With iBank, anyone can create budgets and control spending, increase savings and analyze investments, set goals and so much more. Version 5.6 introduces several new features as well as important bug fixes, offering better detailed payment information for online bill payments, improvements to its import engine and more. iBank 5.6 is a free upgrade for version 5.x users. A 30-day demo is available through the IGG online store. Licensed users of iBank 4 running OS X Mavericks or Yosemite may use it in trial mode, and upgrade from within version 5. Regularly priced at $59.99, the iBank 5.6 upgrade is available through IGG for iBank 4 users for $29.99. A release of iBank 5.6 via the Mac App Store will follow.
Sep 15
Apple loses leading role in mobile phone sales at physical...
Apple has lost its long-held first place in mobile phone sales at physical stores in China to domestic smartphone maker OPPO in August as consumers waited for Apple's phone launch this month, reports My Drivers, as noted by BrightWire.com, a global investment newswire. OPPO took a 11.6% share in terms of sales volume, compared with 9.9% in July. Apple had a 11.4% share, followed by vivo's 10.82% and Samsung's 7.9%, according to My Drivers, citing a report by Sino Market Research. My Drivers is a Chinese website that covers IT industry news and product launches.
Sep 15
Mac Data Recovery Guru 3.0 adds more reliable scanning, more...
Mac OS X File Recovery has released Mac Data Recovery Guru 3.0, an update to its data recovery utility for Mac OS X. Mac Data Recovery Guru recovers all common file types from any Mac drive or volume. Select a drive and click "Scan," to see a list of all recoverable files available on the disk. Users then simply select the files they wish to recover, select a destination drive, and click "Recover." Version 3.0 offers more reliable scanning, and supports more recoverable file types. Mac Data Recovery Guru 3.0 requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher and costs US$99. It's available from the publisher's website (http://tinyurl.com/o3rnusb). A free scan-only download is also available.
Sep 14
Apple TV lottery ends; winning developers can place orders
Following last Wednesday's media event, Apple gave developers an opportunity to sign up for a lottery for an Apple TV Developer Kit. It ended today, and developers who won the lottery are now receiving invitations allowing them to purchase an Apple TV kit, reports MacRumors.com. 

The first Apple TVs could be in developers' hands by the end of this week, the article adds. Developers who were selected for the lottery are required to order by Wednesday, September 16, with orders beginning to ship out one to three days after that. Apple is providing Apple TV Developer Kits to developers at no cost, with a $1 fee being charged to verify billing and shipping addresses.
Sep 14
iFinance 4 for Mac OS X released
Synium Software has released of iFinance 4, the new version of financial tracking app for Mac OS X (10.10 or later). The upgrade sports a range of easy-to-customize charts and reports, budgets, automatic categorization, and more. iFinance supports several different banking file formats like CSV, QIF, OFX, or mt940. You can import your data by using one of these formats or retrieve your bank account transactions via OFX direct connect. (Note that not all banks support OFX direct connect). As an introductory offer, iFinance 4 is available for US$19.99, a 50% discount. A demo is available at the Synium Software website (http://tinyurl.com/nobsrjd).
Sep 14
Paragon Software Group releases new English-German Dictionary
Paragon Software Group (www.paragon-software.com) has added the English-German Dictionary for Dentistry Specialists and Maxillofacial Surgeons to its Operator’s Dictionary product line for professionals. The app covers the latest vocabulary – words, collocations and phrases, in the field of dentistry and maxillofacial surgery, and serves as an offline translation tool. It supports Mac OS X, iOS and Android devices. The English-German Dictionary for Dentistry Specialists and Maxillofacial Surgeons app is a translation tool for researchers, practitioners working abroad or in international hospitals, students and teachers participating in graduate dental educational programs. Most lexical units include two versions of transcription and a sound file. The English-German Dictionary for Dentistry Specialists and Maxillofacial Surgeons offers a free trial and supports iOS 7 or later, OS X 10.7 or later, and Android 2.2 or higher. The dictionary is available for and in-app purchase of US$32....
Sep 14
iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sales off to a raging start
Apple says it's on pace to beat last year's iPhone first-weekend record. Apple shares rose in premarket trading following the announcement. "Customer response to iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been extremely positive and preorders this weekend were very strong around the world," the company told CBNC (http://tinyurl.com/opeko33) in a statement. "We are on pace to beat last year's 10 million unit first-weekend record when the new iPhones go on sale September 25. As many customers noticed, the online demand for iPhone 6s Plus has been exceptionally strong and exceeded our own forecasts for the preorder period. We are working to catch up as quickly as we can, and we will have iPhone 6s Plus as well as iPhone 6s units available at Apple retail stores when they open next Friday."
Sep 14
M4P to MP3 Converter for Mac OS X revved to version 1.31.1
AppleMacSoft has introduced M4P to MP3 Converter 1.31.1, an update to the DRM removal software for Mac OS X. It supports converting both DRM protected and non-protected audio files to MP3, M4A (AAC), OGG, FLAC that are ready for playback on any computers or music devices like iPad, android, and any other MP3/MP4 music players, as well as for mobile phones. Version 1.31.1 has been optimized for Mac OS X Yosemite and now supports convert new Apple Music bought from Apple Music service legally. It also has a refreshed user interface, improved conversion algorithm. M4P to MP3 Converter costs approximately US$39.95 for a single-user license. A fully-functional trial version of M4P to MP3 Converter is available for download (http://tinyurl.com/pvfhv5l). Users of previous versions can upgrade to version 1.31.1 for free.
Sep 11
Apple cuts iPhone prices in Brazil, but hikes iPad prices
Following Apple's latest product launch, the company cut iPhone prices in Brazil, reports Folha de São Paulo, a daily newspaper based in Brazil. The iPhone 5s (16 GB) now costs BRL 2,300 (about US$597) in the country, down 8% from BRL 2,500. The price for the 32 GB version has been cut from BRL 2,900 to BRL 2,500, says Folha de São Paulo — as noted by BrightWire,.com, a global investment newswire. The iPhone 6 now costs BRL 3,200 in the 16 GB and BRL 3,500 in the 64GB version. On the other hand, the iPad Air (16GB), which was initially sold for BRL 2,500, now costs BRL 3,500  in Brazil.
Sep 11
Fews is a new news feed app for Mac OS X
AppGeneration has released Fews - Your Essential Daily News 1.0 (www.fewsapp.com), the Mac version of their free media app. With Fews, you can read news feeds from more than 25 countries, from tech blogs to local news, sports, economy and lifestyle. You can also change to HTML view and read it directly from the sources website. Fews's Notification Alerts offer a personalized way of getting the news you want. Just add keywords to it and you will be notified whenever these keywords appear in the news. Fews also brings you "The World's Headlines," a global perspective of the breaking news in different countries. It offers a way to have a quick look on what the foreign press is writing about. If you're not satisfied with the news sources that Few provides, you can add your own RSS sources. Fews - Your Essential Daily News requires OS X 10.10 or later. It's available free at the Mac App Store in the News category. The app is also available on mobile devices for iOS and Android.
Sep 11
Blackmagic Design ships DaVinci Resolve 12
Blackmagic Design says the final release of DaVinci Resolve 12, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website (www.blackmagicdesign.com). It's the latest version of the professional editing and color grading solution for individual editors working on SD, HD and Ultra HD projects. DaVince Resolve 12 features a familiar multi track timeline with context sensitive editing tools, realtime multi camera editing, asymmetric and dynamic trimming, a new mixer, audio plug-ins, keyframe animation with on screen motion paths, new media management tools and much more. Customers also get DaVinci’s image processing and color correctionm which includes advanced primary and secondary color correction, Power Windows (a new 3D tracker that follows objects as they move and change perspective over time), a 3D keyer and more — all for free. The US$995 DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio includes additional features needed by larger...
Sep 11
Apple to store Russian users data inside the country
Apple will store the personal data of its Russian users at a data center inside Russia to comply with a new law, reports the Kommersant newspaper — as noted by The Moscow Times (http://tinyurl.com/ndsbv9u). The company has agreed to a partnership with Moscow-based data center operator IXcellerate, which already has a contract with U.S. online hotel booking service Booking.com, the article says. As part of the Booking.com agreement, the passport details of the individual making the reservation will be stored, as well as the number of the bank card used to make the purchase. The deal appears to achieve the localization of the personal data of Apple's Russian users and will bring the firm in line with a Russian law obliging all companies supplying Internet services in Russia, or targeting Russian users, to store such data inside the country by Sept. 1 this year, adds The Moscow Times.
 

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