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Jul 10
MCE ships Mac compatible Complement
MCE Technologies (http://www.mcetech.com) has begun shipping the Mac compatible MCE Complement, an all-in-one, portable USB 3.0 device comprised of a 2 TB Hard Drive, a Blu-ray, DVD, CD Reader/Recorder, a USB 3.0 Hub, and SD Card Reader. The MCE Complement's 2 TB hard drive is designed for use as a standard storage device and is compatible with Time Machine. The unit includes Mac Blu-ray Player software for the playback of commercial Blu-ray titles directly on the Mac. In addition to recording and playing high capacity Blu-ray media, the drive is also a full-fledged SuperDrive and reads and writes all CD and DVD formats. The Complement also boasts an integrated USB 3.0 hub as well as an SD Card Reader. The MCE Complement is portable at 5.5 x 6 x 1.25 inches, weighs in at 19 ounces and includes a carrying case. It retails for US$299 and is available immediately.
Jul 10
The latest iOS apps: July 10
Here are the latest iOS apps. You can find them at the Apple App Store. Vision Genesis has published Daughters Of Zion Magazine for iPad, a digital Christian magazine that is published monthly on the Apple Newsstand. The magazine — which costs US$3.99 per issue — covers everything from parenting, dietary, health issues, relationship advice, motivational articles, encouraging words, and life transforming messages. Anuman Interactive has announced a "freemium" version of Gods vs. Humans. In the game, humans build a 10-story tower up to the world of the Gods. You embody one of the 20 gods or goddesses (four of them are hidden) to foil their bold attempt and stop them from getting into your world. OmNom Apps has released Word Search Master 1.0. It's a free app that offers an "elegant and fun way to search for words."
Jul 09
Acclivity announces the latest release of Checkout Point of Sale
Acclivity has released Checkout Point of Sale v4, an update of the Mac point of sale software used by business around the world. The upgrade sports over 45 new or enhanced features, a faster image processing engine, and Shopify syncing for e-commerce users. "Checkout 4 includes a number significant technical, under-the-hood enhancements that will deliver increased performance and stability, which is important to retailers of all sizes and types," says Tom Nash, Acclivity co-founder.  "But what we're probably most excited about is the tight integration between Checkout and Shopify, providing stores and boutiques a true end-to-end solution for selling their wares on- and off-line.” Checkout Point of Sale is available immediately from the Checkout website (http://www.checkoutapp.com) and from Apple Specialists around the world. It has a retail price of US$499.
Jul 09
D-Link shipping low cost, 802.11ac wireless access point
D-Link (http://www.dlink.com) has announced the DAP-2660, an US$229.99, 802.11ac wireless access point. Packaged in a low profile white housing, the DAP-2660 is designed for ceiling or wall mount applications in schools, office buildings, hospitals, government facilities, hotels, and more.   The DAP-2660 delivers wireless performance using the latest 802.11ac standard, with maximum wireless signal rates of up to 300 Mbps using the 2.4GHz band, and 867 Mbps using the 5 GHz band.   The DAP-2660 has internal antennas, is easy to install and can be powered using the included AC to DC adapter or directly via the network cable using Power over Ethernet from any switch or midspan injector that supports IEEE 802.3af, according to Steven Olen, director of product marketing, D-Link Systems. 
Jul 09
Adobe issues security updates for Flash Player
A vulnerability in Adobe's Flash player that could allow malicious users to steal browser data — including cookies — on Macs, PCs, and Linux machines has been exploited, prompting Adobe to issue a patch and urge users to upgrade their system as soon as possible, reports AppleInsider.com. Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.125 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh and Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.378 and earlier versions for Linux. These updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions. For more info go to http://tinyurl.com/mlm7do5 .
Jul 09
Thecus announces OS updates for full NAS lineup
Thecus Technology Corp. has announced firmware enhancements on all consumer and enterprise NAS models. The company says updates to ThecusOS 5 and 6 mean enhanced capability and security across the entire Thecus NAS lineup. For the N2310, ThecusOS 6 is upgraded to offer multiple RAID volumes and RAID Encryption. Updates for the 2-bay N2520 and N2560 as well as the 4-bay N4520 and N4560 models offer enhanced UPS support and multiple RAID volumes. In addition, OpenSSL updates and bug fixes enhance security and reliability of these consumer and SOHO Thecus NAS models, according to the folks at Thecus. SMB NAS models such as the 7-bay N7710-G now support even more enterprise-class storage features with this latest firmware for ThecusOS 5. These features include updated OpenSSL for improved security and enhanced compatibility for numerous UPS. In addition, a beta update is available featuring Btrfs Snapshots for better backup capability and ESXi VAAI, enhancing virtualization performance by...
Jul 09
The latest iOS apps: July 9
Here are the latest iOS apps. You can find them at the Apple App Store. Bassem Youssef has announced Light 'em Up. The free puzzle game challenges players to create a path to power the light bulbs before the timer runs out. Players have a set amount of steps to connect the tubes, activate the light and win the level. Knowledge Poker is a new, US$0.99 knowledge game based on "loosely" Poker rules. The player, learns and ascertains what he knows by placing bets on his knowledge on a specific answer that they think is correct. The asked questions are about various fields of knowledge such as History, Arts, Sports, Science, Human rights. Fast Pixel Games has released Sticky Soccer. Based on their previous title , StickyBalls Classic, the $0.99 app adds 12 all-new tables and a soccer theme.
Jul 08
FontAgent Pro for Mac OS X revved to version 6.2
Insider Software (http://www.insidersoftware.com) has launched FontAgent Pro 6.2, an update to its USS$99.95, professional font manager for Mac OS X. FontAgent Pro provides a complete font management system that integrates diagnostics, repair, font selection, font book creation, and design tools in a powerful, yet simple application for creative professionals. New features in version 6.2 include: ° Auto-activation in Adobe Creative Cloud and Suite apps including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and   InCopy, as well as in QuarkXpress; ° Workflow Center for organizing, launching and updating automatic scripts; ° Smasher 3 software that provides automatic "set and forget" font, print and application cache maintenance; ° 1,350+ downloadable, verified, print and web fonts; ° Keyword-search engine for finding local and Internet fonts simultaneously. FontAgent Pro 6.2 — which works with Mac OS X 10.7 or higher — is free to all licensed users of FontAgent Pro 6 and FontAgent Pro CloudServer...
Jul 08
The latest iOS apps: July 8
Here are the latest iOS apps. You can find them at the Apple App Store. Milk Inc. has announced Falls 1.0. It's a free action puzzle game for in which players must long-tap the white ring at the bottom of the screen until it changes to the corresponding color to fire the same colored ball upwards to destroy the descending ball. If the balls are the same color, they will destroy each other. The game is over if the falling ball reaches the ring at the bottom. 
Tanner Christensen has released Brainbean for the iPad. The free game (which does tout in-app purchases) is filled with mini-games that last 60 seconds each and which are designed to "challenge your creativity and exercise your brain." Cowly Owl has introduced Dinosaur Mix. The US$2.99 lets you swap body parts to make your own dinosaur.
Jul 07
Washing Machine for Mac OS X revved to version 10.8.4
Intego, a provider of security products built exclusively for Mac users, has released Washing Machine 10.8.4 for Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. The upgrade enhances the functionality of the Duplicate cycle. Mac Washing Machine version 10.8.4 gives you more options for finding, verifying and selecting duplicate files. The app: ° Seeks out files the user no longer uses or needs and quickly cleans them from their machine, freeing up gigabytes of space and increasing Mac performance. These files include downloads, caches, logs and trash. ° Identifies duplicate files by analyzing the bits, and lets the user select which versions to remove. ° Creates Smart Folders. Smart Folders offer quick access to frequently used files and applications. Smart Folders can be added to Finder favorites. ° Shows what apps are used the most (or least) and allows the user to quickly drag the apps to or from the Dock. ° Moves files on the desktop to the appropriate finder folders or the trash. Washing Machine 2014 is...
Jul 07
ABBYYFineReader Pro for Mac supports seven more languages
ABBYY has released a new version of ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac. It's now compatible with seven more languages — Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Hebrew and Arabic — bringing the number of supported languages to 180. 
The application turns scanned paper documents, PDF files and digital camera images into searchable and editable files, maintaining the original formatting and layout. ABBYY FineReader Express Edition for Mac recognizes text a variety of languages and can distinguish multilingual documents containing up to three languages. The application intelligently re-creates layout and formatting elements found in the original document including tables, columns, graphics, bullet points and numbering. It also supports the conversion of image-only and scanned PDFs into searchable PDF format. ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac is available via both the Mac App Store and ABBYY’s online store (http://tinyurl.com/mlftmo). Customers who have previous releases of the product can...
Jul 07
The latest iOS apps: July 7
Here are the latest iOS apps. You can find them at the Apple App Store. Peter Fischer has announced ClipUp. Originally developed for "on the go" investigative journalists the US$1.99 app is for anyone in need of organizational help, memory assistance and creative inspiration. Local Search Corp. has released 411.ca. The fee app lets users get the 411 in their neighborhood and explore popular local businesses, search for businesses via categories, filter searches to refine results, read reviews, access zoom-able maps and get directions, perform a Canada whitepage directory search, see "who called" via the reverse number look-up, and browse their search history. Mutlu Creative has introduced A Life Worth Dying. In the $2.99 memory game, you're about to die. Your goal is to remember a sequence of cues. If you can recall them correctly, you will trigger short video flashbacks. The videos are part of core gameplay, not just for cinematic effect.
Jul 04
Have a great Independence Day
To celebrate the Fourth of July holiday here in the U.S., MacTech and MacNews will be closed today. But we'll be back on our regular schedule as of Friday, July 5.
Jul 03
mophie announces 64GB Space Pack for the iPhone 5/5S
mophie has announced a 64GB version of its Space Pack for iPhone 5/5s. It's available for pre-sale on mophie.com for US$249.95 and is due to ship by end of July. The folks at mophie claim the Space pack is the world’s first smartphone case with built-in storage for iPhone 5s/5, with 2GB and 16GB models having launched earlier this year. The 64GB model not only doubles the battery of iPhone 5/5s, but increases storage capacity, allowing users to keep more documents, videos (up to 28 hours), music (up to 18,000 songs) and photos (up to 32,000) than ever before. Available in soft touch black, the 64GB space pack uses a free iOS app — Space )(available at the Apple App Store) to access content within the Space Pack, allowing users to manage all their files via a local file management experience that doesn't depend on network or WiFi access.
Jul 03
Technichor introduces Horcrux Email Backup for the Mac
Technichor has introduced Horcrux Email Backup (http://thehorcrux.com/), a Mac app that lets email users automatically keep their data rather than surrendering it to third party services. Horcrux takes daily snapshots of email accounts. The app is continuous and in real time, so that as soon as a new email is added it will be transferred. It gives users the option to change email providers without losing prior data. Horcrux will also migrate the emails to another email service. Horcrux Email Backup requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. It costs US$14.99 and is available at the Mac App Store in the Utilities category.
Jul 03
Image Viewer for Mac OS X revved to version 1.7
Abacus has released Image Viewer 1.7, an upgrade of the Mac OS X app for viewing images and photos for an entire library. Users can open a file and then view all image files in that folder by clicking the mouse or pressing the keyboard. Version 1.7 adds the ability to delete via Move to Trash in menus and via Command-D. It also improvers performance. 
Image Viewer require Mac OX 10.7 or later. It's available at the Mac App Store for US$0.99. Go to http://abacusindustriesinc.com for more info.
Jul 02
This Mac OS X app is designed to Dazzle you
Kallaxa Software has introduced Dazzle, a system cleaner developed exclusively for Mac OS X. Designed for both home and business users, it allows you to uninstall apps, wipe web histories, clean up logs and caches, find duplicate files and more. Dazzle can be automatically scheduled to run daily, weekly, or monthly and will periodically remind you perform scans. It uses a complex and safe algorithm to detect junk and flag it for removal, according to the folks at Kallaxa Software. It presents its findings to you for you to confirm erasure, then proceeds to delete the data using military grade security. Dazzle can be automatically scheduled to run daily, weekly, or monthly and will periodically remind the user to perform scans. Additionally, it will offer to correctly uninstall apps if a user mistakenly drags an app to the Trash and alert the user if the Trash has become full. Extensions such as Flash Player, login items, preference panes, and screen savers can be toggled on or off...
Jul 02
Apple releases iMovie 10.0.4 for Mac OS X
Apple has updated iMovie for Mac OS X to version 10.0.4. It includes stability improvements and resolves issues that could cause it to quit unexpectedly. iMovie 10.0.4 is a free update for registered users. For new users the cost is US$14.99. It requires Mac OS X 10.9.2 and higher and is available at the Mac App Store.
Jul 02
LinkOptimizer now compatible with 2014 InDesign CC
Zevrix Solutions (www.zevrix.com) has released LinkOptimizer 4.9.17, a compatibility update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer allows users to reduce the size of InDesign links and speed up processing by eliminating excess image data. It also performs image color conversion and sharpening, converts file formats and more. The new version makes LinkOptimizer compatible with the 2014 release of InDesign CC featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix for US$259.95 (there's a "lite" version for $179.95) as well as from authorized resellers. A demo isavailable for download. The 4.9.17 update is free for LinkOptimizer 4.x users.
Jul 02
The latest iOS apps: July 2
Here are the latest iOS apps. You can find them at the Apple App Store. Fairytale Studios has released Preschool Aquarium. The US$0.99 app incorporates learning games designed bypreschool teachers and early learning psychologists. Corsegames has announced 2014 Soccer Triva. It's a free game (though it has in-app purchases and upgrades) that offers lots of soccer trivia questions. AweSoft has introduced AweNote 1.0 for the iPad. It's a $9.99 note taking application with features such as stylus note, text note, audio and video note, plus a range of built-in library of basic figures. Linkyun Game has launched Find Hidden Money. The free (for a limited time) game lets you "travel the five continents and pick up money in over 50 must-see sites all over the world." Joerg Piringer has unveiled unimator. It's a $0.99 text and sign animation app that lets you create quick text and sign animations.
Jul 01
NChart3D comes to Mac OS X
Nulana LTD says NChart3D 1.5, their charting framework for iOS, is now available for Mac OS X (10.7 and higher). It allows developers to make data visualizations in Mac OS X applications. NChart3D uses hardware-accelerated OpenGL ES based graphics that allows for the rendering of large amounts of data with lighting effects while remaining responsive to user interactions. According to the folks at Nulana, it's easy to use the framework inside the Objective-C Mac application, thanks to NChart3D Cocoa API. NChart3D 1.5 supports various different 2D and 3D chart types covering all the most popular analytical and scientific data visualization cases. There are two versions of the NChart3D 1.5 for Mac OS X: Standard and Pro. The US$499 standard version is limited to two dimensions, but still enables data processing, animations, high visual quality, flexible axes, interactivity and advanced customizations to develop excellent applications. The $899 pro version sports 3D charts and real-time...
Jul 01
PageMeUp for Mac OS X gets maintenance upgrade
Softobe has introduced PageMeUp 1.0.2 (http://tinyurl.com/ozgvtyr), an update of its layout editor for Mac OS X 10.8 or higher. It's a maintenance release with bug fixes and improvements. With PageMeUp, you create a document, choose its page format, size and background color, set the margins, bleed, custom guides, rows and columns and even apply RGB or CMYK ICC color profiles. Then you can drag, import or paste images and text onto the PageMeUp document and place/resize them on the page. A snap assistant helps you align the boxes on the page. You can edit and format your text, scale the images (custom, fit, fill), apply shadow, fill or gradient background, border, mask, rotation, opacity, flip, web links, page HTML metadata. Finally, you can print or export your work in PDF, HTML, TIFF, PNG or JPG formats with custom resolution, compression and ICC profile. PageMeUp is available as a full-featured demo. A single user license costs US$24. Version 1.0.2 is a free update for registered...
Jul 01
Audiffex advances ampLion software guitar processor to version 1...
Audiffex has released ampLion Pro 1.1, an updated 64-bit (AAX-, AU-, RTAS-, and VST3-compatible) version of its software guitar processor for Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) and Windows (Vista, 7, or 8). It's a software guitar processor providing a simulation of guitar amplifiers, effects, and microphone/cabinet combos with 64-bit Avid Audio eXtension (AAX), Audio Units (AU), Real-Time AudioSuite (RTAS), and Virtual Studio Technology (VST3) versions to enable full compatibility with 64-bit hosts (such as Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and more besides). Version 1.1 can be used as a plug-in for host applications, the standalone application now features a meteronome, track player, and recorder. ampLion Pro 1.1 is available to buy for instant download delivery directly from Audiffex (http://tinyurl.com/l75hcwk) for US$99. This is a lifelong license for both Mac and Windows.
Jul 01
SMA Audio releases new Sports Collection of earphones
50 Cent's audio brand, SMS Audio, has announced availability of its Sports Collection. Endorsed by investor and partner, Carmelo Anthony, each pair features sweat-repelling nano technology to safeguard against moisture and withstand against extreme weather. The On-Ear Wired Sport (http://bit.ly/1mlZUhE) is foldable with perforated leather memory foam for breathability, a sweat-proof chamber within the ear cup and rubberized coating to resist chipping and scratches. Pictured, It has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of US$179.95. The $79.95 In-Ear Wired Sport (http://bit.ly/1oS2Pjx) features a stay-put, ear-hook design, tangle-free cord with three-click mic, and extra hooks and sound-isolation ear tips. The $229.95 On-Ear Wireless Sport (http://bit.ly/1xay6B5) has Bluetooth connectivity with on-ear control, a perforated leather memory foam for breathability, a sweat-proof chamber within the ear cup and rubberized coating to resist chipping and scratches. MSRP $229.95. The $149.95...
Jul 01
Odessa announces pictorial infographics for ConceptDraw Solution...
Odessa has announced pictorial graphics for the ConceptDraw Solution Park (www.conceptdraw.com). The new solution extends ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software with design pictorial infographics drawing tools. It contains pictorial infographic samples and libraries of vector stencils containing pictograms. These new additions to the ConceptDraw Solution Park are free for current users of ConceptDraw Pro 9.5 or greater. The new solution in the ConceptDraw Solution Park includes collections of templates, samples, and libraries of vector stencils and icons that support the use of pictorial infographics. ConceptDraw Pro is compatible with Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. It retails for US$199. ConceptDraw Pro 9 is included in ConceptDraw Office 2, which retails for $499.
Jul 01
Default Folder for Mac OS X updated to version 4.6.6
St. Clair Software has delivered Default Folder X 4.6.6, an update to their utility for Mac OS X. The Command-D keyboard shortcut now takes you to the Desktop instead of invoking the Duplicate command. Default Folder X enhances the file dialogs in all Mac OS X applications. Its custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. It provides fast navigation to your files, convenient previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Default Folder X 4.6.5 is a free update for existing version 4 users. It costs US$34.95 for new users. Go to http://tinyurl.com/l5wtxoj for more info.
Jul 01
The latest iOS apps: July 1
Here are the latest iOS apps. You can find them at the Apple App Store. Yacha has announced Yacha 1.0. The free app is a messaging platform, allowing anyone to create truly multimedia messages from audio, text, drawings, photos and video, in any combination, which can be sent as a single message. Vizoal has released Vizoal Football. The free app provides push notifications of live scores, updated match information, videos, comprehensive statistics, lineups and searchable player profile databases from the world's most popular leagues and competitions. JH Digital Solutions has introduced Jumpy Dress Up Skateboarding - 1D Parody Edition 1.0. In the free game, players must guide their selected One Direction character. Collect enough coins, and you can unlock a number of new customizations, including new clothes and characters. Texo Design has launched Tappy Bulbs. In the free game, players must turn as many bulbs off as possible by tapping on them while avoiding electrifying sockets....
Jul 01
Times for FUn releases update to FastCut video editor
Times for Fun (www.timesforfun.de) has announced an updated release of FastCut 3.1.2 RT, its video editor for Mac OS X. The software provides 3D motion & effects keyframe animation, masking and keying, video transition and filter+special effects, an integrated ATSUI live title editor with title effects and more. Version 3.1.2 brings several new enhancements and bug fixes, including an issue with the threshold plugin. It also sports a new app icon. FastCut RT 3.1.2 requires Mac OS X 10.4 and costs approximately US$33. A demo is available for download. Version is a free update for registered users of FastCut 3 RT.
Jun 30
Apple updates OS X, iOS
Apple has updated Mac OS X Mavericks to version 10.9.4 and iOS to version 7.1.2. According to Apple, Mavericks 10.9.4 Update is recommended for all mavericks users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. This update: ° Fixes an issue that prevented some Macs from automatically connecting to known Wi-Fi networks; ° Improves the reliability of wake from sleep; ° Includes Safari 7.0.5. You can download it at the Mac App Store. According to Apple, iOS 7.1.2 contains bug fixes and security updates, including: ° Improves iBeacon connectivity and stability; ° Fixes a bug with data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanners; ° Corrects an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments. You can access the OS update by going to the Software Update of the Settings app on your iDevice.
Jun 30
Addonics announces Internal GigaNAS Adapter
Addonics Technologies has announced the Internal GigaNAS Adapter, a solution for custom building your own high capacity network attached storage system, including private cloud storage. It's compatible with Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux 2.6.x and higher. The new adapter is designed to mount into a PCI slot of a desktop computer, server or a storage chassis with a centronic 50 connector cutout. With two SATA ports and one USB port, the new adapter  allows you to share up to 16 hard drives over a LAN with as much as 16TB per drive volume and up to 85MB/sec. transfer rate over a 1G network. The Internal GigaNAS Adapter is priced from $95. Go to http://www.addonics.com/products/nas4rm.php for more info.
Jun 30
Apple announces update to iTunes U
Apple today announced updates to iTunes U, bringing educators and students great new tools to build and experience educational content on the iPad. Beginning July 8, teachers using the free iTunes U app can create, edit and manage entire courses directly on the Apple tablet for the first time, and students will discover new ways to collaborate including the ability to start class discussions and ask questions right from their iPad. "Education is at the core of Apple’s DNA and iTunes U is an incredibly valuable resource for teachers and students," says Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. "iTunes U features an amazing selection of academic materials for everyone around the world. Now, with the ability to better manage and discuss educational content, learning becomes even more personalized on iPad." The new in-app updates to iTunes U give teachers full course creation capabilities on the iPad, with the ability to directly add content and learning...
Jun 30
Stellar introduces Mail Converter for the Mac
Stellar Data Recovery has released Stellar Mail Converter, an all-in-one email migration utility for Mac OS X. The tool is designed to help users migrate their emails from one platform to another. You can convert mailboxes from Apple Mail, Thunderbird, PostBox and Outlook 2011 Backup File 2011 to Apple Mail and Outlook 2011. The converted mailboxes can be imported in Apple Mail/Outlook 2011 to view complete mail body, including attachments. Stellar Mail Converter is available as try-before-you-buy software from Stellar Data Recovery online (http://www.stellarinfo.com/). This version will show you the preview of converted mails. To access all features, you must pay for the full version, which is being offered at an introductory price of US$39.
Jun 27
The latest iOS apps: June 27
Here are the latest iOS apps. You can find them at the Apple App Store. AppTron has released Smart Kitchen, a free app that shows cooking in a fun and interactive way. By simply selecting your ingredients, the app filters the recipes you can make from what you have. Start cooking using the step-by-step interactive tutorial. SkyElla Tech has announced A Temple Invasion - Shoot em Up & Run 1.0. The free app is a mixture of retro game play and the latest social gaming platform. TrueBlou has introduced Ocular - OCR PDF Scanner. The US$1.99 utility transforms an iDevice into a portable scanning, OCR text recognition and editing solution. Delicion has cooked up Gluten-Free Interactive 1.0 for the iPad. The $3.99 app is designed to help you cook gluten-free meals.
Jun 27
Apple upgrades Cut Pro X, Motion, Compressor
Apple has updated three of its professional apps: Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor. All three updates are free to registered users and can be downloaded at the Mac App Store. Final Cut Pro X — Apple's software for professional videographers (U$299.99 for new users)— has been revved to version 10.1.2 with the following features: • Optimized, proxy, and rendered media can be stored at any location outside of the library • Easily delete optimized, proxy, and rendered media from within Final Cut Pro X • Used media indicators for Compound clips, Multicam clips, and Synced clips • Option to show only unused media in the Browser • Apply a standard (Rec. 709) look in real time to high dynamic range and wide color gamut video from ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Canon, and Sony cameras • Automatically apply an ARRI embedded 3D LUT from the new AMIRA camera • Support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ • Improved speed and accuracy when synchronizing clips • Audio recording improvements including...
Jun 27
iMobie introduces iPhone data recovery solution
iMobie has introduced PhoneRescue, an iPhone data recovery solution for Mac OS X and Windows. It can retrieve the most commonly used personal data and multimedia files directly from an iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. According to the folks at iMobie, the software lets you recover photos, messages, music, playlists and up to 22 types of data on any iDevice or even from an encrypted iTunes backup. You can retrieve lost photos, messages, call history, voicemail, Safari bookmarks, music, videos, books, and more. iMobie says you can recover iOS data without having your iDevice at hand. PhoneRescue is available for US$49.90 for Mac OS X and Windows users from iMobie (http://www.imobie.com/).
Jun 27
LocknCharge announces new charging, storage classroom cart
Mobile device management specialist LocknCharge (www.lockncharge.com) has announced a new and more compact Carrier 30 Cart, a solution for storing, charging and protecting mobile devices in schools.  Expected to ship this fall, steel cart is designed to adapt to a school’s changes in mobile technology. It's compatible with the iPad, Chromebook, tablet and laptop devices of all sizes. The Carrier 30 Cart enables simultaneous charging of up to 30 devices. The large well inside the cart holds up to six baskets of five devices and is designed to enable several people to access it at once. The Carrier 30 Cart requires one standard power outlet to plug in the cart. The suggested price for one cart, which comes with a lifetime warranty, is US$1,799, and volume discounts are available. Carry Baskets and a secure floor anchor kit to lock the cart in place are optional add-ons sold separately.
Jun 27
Cocktail 7.5.2 (Mavericks Edition) lets you disable App Napp,...
Maintain has served up Cocktail 7.5.2 (Mavericks Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X Mavericks. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. Cocktail's features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. This version adds the ability to change tool tip display delay and ability to disable App Napp. It also contains improvements on the "Clear DNS cache procedure" and addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to restart Core Audio daemon. Cocktail 7.5.2 (Mavericks Edition) requires OS X Mavericks 10.9 to run. Cocktail (Mountain Lion Edition) for OS X 10.8, Cocktail (Lion Edition) for OS X 10.7 and Cocktail (Snow Leopard Edition) for OS X 10.6 are available for download from Maintain website (http://www.maintain.se). Cocktail costs US $19 for a single user license.
Jun 26
The latest iOS apps: June 26
Here are the latest iOS apps. You can find them at the Apple App Store. Shenandoah Studio has announced Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein. It's an US$9.99 WWII turn-based strategy game. Players take control at the turning point of the battle for North Africa; battle across a grand campaign, making key decisions and controlling the final engagement. AppGeneration has released Ynews. With the $0.99 app you can browse more than 5000 online newspapers in 80 countries. Ynews also allows you to read the news on your native language without needing to leave the app. iRead Solutions has introduced VisuSurfer for iOS. The $1.99 app lets you automatically browse web addresses from printed text in magazines, posters, business cards, signs, flyers, newspapers. Cartoon Network Games has unleashed SleepNinja Games’ original title, Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake. The $4.99 game game is crammed full of "monsters, cake, amazing powers, puzzly bits, epic adventure, witty repartee, secret paths,...
Jun 26
iPod touch line-up now starts at $199
Apple has announced that its 16GB iPod touch is now available in new colors and is equipped with a 5-megapixel iSight camera for US$199. In fact, the entire iPod touch lineup now features the 5-megapixel iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording, a 4-inch Retina display, iOS 7, Apple's A5 chip and FaceTime camera. It's available in pink, yellow, blue, silver, space gray and (PRODUCT) RED. iPod touch comes in a 16GB model for $199, 32GB for $249, and 64GB for $299.   The iPod touch 16GB is available starting in the US today and worldwide in the coming days through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested price of US$199. Starting today, the 32GB and 64GB models have been repriced worldwide, at a suggested price of $249 for the 32GB model and $299 for the 64GB model. (PRODUCT) RED models of iPod touch are available through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) and Apple’s retail stores.
Jun 26
Stellar Data Recovery rolls out Image Converter for the Mac
Stellar Data Recovery (http://www.stellarinfo.com/) has introduced Stellar Image Converter for Mac, an all new tool to help users convert their images from one format to another. Image Converter identifies 34 different image formats and helps conversion of these into 14 image file formats such as JPEG, BMP, PNG and more. You can convert among multiple image formats and save them to other image file formatsas needed. Like most other tools from Stellar, Image Converter too is available as try-before-buy software. This version will show you the preview of converted images and save all of them in less than 500 kb size. The full version can handle files of large sizes and convert. It's normally priced at US$29, but is aailable at an introductory price of $19.99.
Jun 26
Subtitle Studio for Mac OS X gets Tap2Sync feature
TheKeptPromise has released Subtitle Studio 1.1 (http://tinyurl.com/q5jrxlw), an update of its US$9.99 subtitle adding app for Mac OS X. The upgrade, free to registered users, introduces an all new Tap2Sync feature. With it you can convert a transcript into subtitles by watching your video. Just listen and tap when the next line starts. To use the software you drop your movie onto Subtitle Studio. The app will auto-search for missing subtitles. You can sync subtitle with a single button, hit save, and you're done. Subtitle Studio supports M4V, MOV, AVI, MKV and other files. You can embed your subtitles into a M4V file for the Apple TV, iPhone, iPad and other devices.
Jun 26
Cooliris launches BeamIt worldwide
Cooliris (www.cooliris.com) has launched BeamIt, a mobile app and service that blends private messaging with a photo experience. BeamIt seamlessly integrates photos and text and introduces powerful features new to the messaging world, according to says Soujanya Bhumkar, Cooliris CEO and co-founder. With Photo Drawers, users can share hundreds of photos at once, all in full resolution, without interrupting the flow of the conversation. Bhumkar adds that BeamIt also enables users to simultaneously and privately share to separate groups or people at the same time — saving the sender the pain of having to separately compose the same message multiple times. What's more, the user has complete control with a"unsend" feature, which lets the sender delete their content from the entire group. Finally, BeamIt features offline support for composing and curating, so users can interact with their groups, as well as share the media without incurring data usage costs or roaming charges. With a...
Jun 26
QuickLicense for the Mac updated with new features for Excel...
QuickLicense 7.0.4 on Mac and Windows from Excel Software (http://www.excelsoftware.com) has been enhanced with new features for Excel spreadsheets delivered as a protected EXE or APP file.  QuickLicense was also enhanced to support new features in WebActivation 2.0.   AddLicense adds three new checkboxes to the Spreadsheet Options dialog.  The Confirm Save Changes checkbox can be set to prompt the user to save or discard changes when closing a spreadsheet.  The Hide Open Close Document Message checkbox can be set to suppress the Open Document and Save Document messages presented when opening or closing a workbook.  The Show Open Data File Window on Close checkbox can be set to present the Open Data File window after closing a spreadsheet.  If not set, the application is closed and the user must launch the application again to present this window. Microsoft Excel is available in a 32-bit or 64-bit edition.  Most users will install the 32-bit edition since that is the default and is...
Jun 25
The latest iOS apps: June 25
Here are the latest iOS apps. You can find them at the Apple App Store. DropOut Studios has announced sympol. The free game challenges players to trace symbols accurately at a quickening pace. Cliffhanger Productions has released Aerena: Clash of Champions. It's a free, turn-based, strategy game. iRead Solutions has introduced VisuCaller for the iPhone. The free app lets you initiate phone numbers, web and map addresses from printed text in magazines, posters, business cards, signs, flyers, newspapers. Freo has launched Freo Smokefree. The US$0.99 app uses motivational messaging help smokers kick the habit. Cliffhanger Productions has unveiled Aerena: Clash of Champions. The free app lets you wage war in 10-minute bursts of action. QWERKY Communications and Winjit Technologies have teamed up for Simple Soccer, an arcade soccer game with two gaming modes. Duckie Deck has developed Duckie Deck with Teeth 1.0. The $0.99 app is designed to teach kids healthy hygienic habits.
Jun 25
Blackmagic Design conjures up Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8
Blackmagic Design has rolled out Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8 software, which includes updated features for all Blackmagic Design cameras. Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8 is available now for download free of charge for all existing Blackmagic Camera customers from the Blackmagic Design support page on the website (www.blackmagicdesign.com). The new Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8 software features a completely new code base for all Blackmagic digital film cameras and provides a foundation for new features. This update supports the original wide dynamic range 2.5K Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. This all new code base also improves performance and includes a new modern user interface similar in design to the new URSA camera announced at NAB. This new user interface is included in all models of cameras available from Blackmagic Design. Blackmagic Camera 1.8 adds compressed RAW DNG support for the Blackmagic Production Camera...
Jun 25
eMedia Music expanding the Guitar Lab DVD series with two new...
eMedia Music Corp. (http://www.eMediaMusic.com), in partnership with TrueFire, will release two new titles in the Guitar Lab line of guitar instruction DVD. 1-2-3 Jazz with Frank Vignola, and 1-2-3 Fingerstyle Guitar with Muriel Anderson will be in stores June 30. 1-2-3 Jazz with Frank Vignola presents an approach for learning how to play jazz guitar without a trace of theory, no tedious exercises and no long drawn out hyperbole about modes, altered chords and similar rocket science, according to the folks at eMedia Music. Vignola is an accomplished Jazz guitarist who has recorded and performed with Donald Fagen, David Grisman, Les Paul, Queen Latifah, Mark O Connor, and Wynton Marsalis. 1-2-3 Fingerstyle Guitar with Muriel Anderson is designed for intermediate to advanced flat-pick players who are ready to throw down that pick for a while to finally get a handle on fingerstyle. Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. 1-2-3 Jazz with...
Jun 25
800+ HD illustration wallpapers offered free for iOS 7
Dolice (http://dolice.net/mb/) has announced the updated 800+ HD Illustration Wallpapers Free for iOS 7. You can download over 800 illustration wallpapers for iPhone 5s/5c/5/4s/4 for free at the Apple App Store in the Entertainment category. Wallpapers will be added and updated daily. Each wallpaper is made to be compatible with iOS 7's parallax effect. You can save your favorite wallpapers and set them as your home screen or lock screen with the touch of a button. You have access to over 11 categories of wallpaper including Anime, Games, and 3D. What's more, you can add wallpapers to your favorites folder and browse through them at your leisure.
Jun 25
Scosche launches new wall chargers
Scosche (http://www.scosche.com) has released the superCUBE, which it says is the smallest universal 12W (2.1A) USB wall charger on the market, and .the superCUBE flip. The latter is 40% smaller than other 12W chargers, while the slightly larger superCUBE flip features flush folding prongs. Both superCUBE models are iOS and Android compatible and utilize "intelligent" charging circuitry to charge USB powered devices at the fastest rate possible regardless of make or model. The clever wall chargers immediately recognize the draw and supply the necessary power accordingly, according to the folks at Scosche. The superCUBE chargers take up little space when plugged in. The superCUBE and superCUBE Flip are available for US$14.99 at Scosche.com .
Jun 25
Autodesk to acquire Shotgun Software
Autodesk (http://www.autodesk.com) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Shotgun Software, a developer of scalable, cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for the film, television and games industries. Shotgun's tools for production management are used by some of the world's leading production studios and are tightly integrated with many of the most widely used tools in the industry including Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya software, according to CEO Don Parker. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. "The acquisition of Shotgun will accelerate Autodesk's efforts to deliver solutions that help our creative customers solve the critical problem of operating more efficiently by collaborating globally to deliver increasingly complex productions on time and budget," says Chris Bradshaw, senior vice president, Autodesk Media & Entertainment. "Shotgun brings deep expertise and industry-leading technology in cloud products and production...
Jun 25
Apple updates iWork for iCloud apps
Apple has updated its iWork apps — Pages, Numbers, and Keynote — for iCloud. Both the Mac OS X and iOS versions have been upgraded. Pages for iCloud, the document creation app; Numbers for iCloud; and Keynote for iCloud, the presentation application, all now now remember your last used document settings. The web version of the iWork apps also now boast contextual tips on using keyboard shortcuts. All can be used with a registered iCloud.com account.
 
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