Package Central for Adobe InDesign Now Supports macOS Sierra
Zevrix Solutions has announced Package Central 1.9.11, a compatibility update to its document packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign.
Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign document collection by processing files from hot folders. Package Central offloads file packaging to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the collection process. The new version adds support for macOS 10.12 Sierra.
Package Central can be purchased for $149.95 from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com), as well as from authorized resellers. A demo is available for download. Package Central requires macOS 10.5-10.12 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2015.
Bix for macOS revved to version 1.3.1
einstein's legacy (http://www.einsteinslegacy.com) has revved Bix, Mac movie playlist tool for fullscreen and multi-screen playback, to version 1.3.1.
Built on Apple's AVFoundation technology, it lets you organize and configure playlists, trimming individual clips as needed, for use in kiosk and digital signage applications. Bix separates your clips from their playback settings, allowing you to make changes to the display location, looping mode and other behaviors without making any changes to your movies.
With version 1.3.1, you can drag and droop segments to position them in the order you desire for final playback. You can also use Watch Folders to dynamically change your playlist without needing to edit your Bix project.
Bix requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It's available for $19.99 at the Mac App Store in the Video category.
Inchwest rolls out Chop Commute 1.61 for the Mac
InchWest has driven out Chop Commute 1.61 (https://inchwest.com/chopcommute/), an update of the Mac app that takes the guess work out of daily commute by showing real-time traffic and drive times right on the Mac menu bar. It’s a maintenance upgrade.
Chop Commute requires macOS 10.10 or later. It costs $4.99 and is available through the Mac App Store in the Travel category.
Default Folder 5.0.7 provides compatibility fixes for macOS...
St. Clair Software has announced Default Folder X 5.0.7 (http://www.stclairsoft.com/DefaultFolderX/index.html), an upgrade to the utility for Mac OS X Yosemite and El Capitan. Default Folder X enhances the file dialogs in all macOS applications.
It provides fast navigation to your files, convenient previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Default Folder X's custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips.Version 5.0.7 provides several compatibility fixes for macOS 10.12 Sierra.
It’s a free upgrade for registered users. New licenses are $34.95; upgrades from version 4 and prior are $14.95.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II comes to the Mac
Feral Interactive has announced that Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (http://tinyurl.com/gv6uuz8) is now available on the Feral Store, Steam, and the Mac App Store.
Here’s how the game is described: “The sinister science fantasy universe of Warhammer 40,000 springs to brutal life in a pitiless war pursued by six rival races across the inhabited worlds of Sub-Sector Aurelia. Fight for the survival of your kind in Dawn of War II, Chaos Rising and Retribution, three outstanding games linked by the relentless combat of implacable enemies.”
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II costs US$19.99. It requires macOS 10.11.5 or higher.
Troi Automatisering Releases Troi File Plug-In 8.6 For FileMaker...
Troi Automatisering (www.troi.com) has released Troi File Plug-in 8.6 for FileMaker Pro 14. It’s an update of the plug-in for manipulating external files and folders directly from FileMaker Pro.
The new version has improved compatibility with macOS Sierra. It adds a new TrFile_GetIcon function, which gets the icon of a file. It can create icons in sizes varying from 16x16 to 1024x1024 pixels and with double resolution for retina screens.
Troi File Plug-in 8.6 adds a new switch "-CreatePNG" to the TrFile_CreateThumbnail function; this will give as result a thumbnail in the PNG format, with an alpha channel. This means that the thumbnail will have the same transparent areas as the original image. There’s also improved support for PDF/X files, which enables you to determine if a file confirms to the PDF/X standard.
A fully functional demo version of Troi File Plug-in 8.6 is available for downloading at Troi's website. Licenses cost $99 per user. Developer licenses and multi-user...
Apple and Deloitte are teaming up
Apple and Deloitte have announced a partnership (apple.com/ipad/business/) “to help companies quickly and easily transform the way they work by maximizing the power, ease-of-use and security the iOS platform brings to the workplace through iPhone and iPad.
As part of the joint effort, Deloitte is creating an Apple practice with over 5,000 strategic advisors who are solely focused on helping businesses change the way they work across their entire enterprise, from customer-facing functions such as retail, field services and recruiting, to R&D, inventory management and back-office systems.
Apple and Deloitte will also collaborate on the development of a new service offering from Deloitte Consulting called EnterpriseNext, designed to help clients fully take advantage of the iOS ecosystem of hardware, software and services in the workplace. The new offering will help customers discover the highest impact possibilities within their industries and quickly develop custom solutions...
NeoFinder 6.9.3 is ready for macOS Sierra
Norbert M. Doerner has launched NeoFinder 6.9.3. It’s an update of the macOS app that helps you keep track of your digital files, photos, songs, movies, fonts on hard drives, USB sticks, servers, Blu-ray disks, DVD-ROMs, CDROMs, and any other digital media.
NeoFinder (http://www.cdfinder.de) generates thumbnails and metadata of your files for search possibilities, smart folders, albums, and more. Version 6.9.3 is certified to run in macOS Sierra, and can catalog Affinity Designer files.
The app requires macOS 10.6.8 or higher. NeoFinder 6.9.3 is a paid update to licensed users of CDFinder, update price starting at approximately $21. Cross-grades for users of competing applications (DiskLibrary, FileFinder, CatFinder, Canto Cumulus, Disk Tracker, DiskCatalogMaker, Atomic View, iView Media Pro, and more) are available.
A demo version can be downloaded from the NeoFinder website. The price for new users starts at $32.50. Multiple user packs are available for network users. NeoFinder 6.9....
ChapterWork for macOS gets expanded undo support, more
einstein's legacy (http://www.einsteinslegacy.com) has rolled out ChapterWork 1.5.1, an update of its macOS utility for working with chapter tracks.
It replaces text-based tools with methods for creating, updating and internationalizing your movie's chapter tracks. Version 1.5.1 introduces expanded undo support, swipe-to-delete for chapter and marker entries, and other user interface enhancements.
ChapterWork 1.5.1 requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It costs $19.99 and is available from the Mac App Store in the Video category.
FontAgent 7.1.2 supports macOS Sierra and QuarkXPress 2016
Insider Software has unveiled FontAgent 7.1.2, an update to its professional font manager for the Mac. It integrates diagnostics, repair, font selection, font book creation, and design tools in a single application for creative professionals. The new release includes support for macOS 10.12 Sierra and a new auto-activation XTension for QuarkXPress 2016.
FontAgent 7 is available in a Standard Edition for standalone users and a Sync Edition that features one-click sharing of fonts with others in your workgroup and auto-syncing of fonts across your Macs. Version 7.1.2 is free to all licensed users of FontAgent 7. FontAgent Pro 6 Standard Edition users can upgrade in the Insider online store for $59. Other users can purchase the new release for $99.
Quantity discounts and crossgrades from competitive products are available. The new release runs on macOS Sierra, El Capitan and Yosemite and is available for immediate download from the Insider website (http://insidersoftware.com).
AKVIS releases Sketch Video Classic plug-in.2.0
AKVIS has released AKVIS Sketch Video Classic plug-in.2.0 for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. The new version offers post processing effects, updated presets, multiple bug fixes, and stability improvements.
AKVIS Sketch Video Classic (http://tinyurl.com/hknlvo3) is a plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects for converting videos into animated cartoons, both black-and-white and color. You can use it to apply various pencil drawing styles to compositions and movies.
On the Mac platform, Sketch Video Classic 2.0 requires macOS 10.7 or higher. A demo is available for download. Registration is $199; one license key allows activating the software on two computers.
Enterprise AR App Revenues to Approach $6 billion By 2021
A new Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) study has found that consumer app revenues from augmented reality (AR) will remain below that of the enterprise sector through to 2021, despite the high visibility of games such as Pokémon GO. Juniper forecasts that revenues from enterprise AR apps will reach $5.7 billion by 2021, rising tenfold from an estimated $515 million in 2016, according to the research group.
The research found that enterprise interest in AR technologies has continued to grow, fueled by improvements in field of vision and latency on HMDs (Head Mounted Displays). Future releases of these units, such as Microsoft HoloLens, are set to drive AR content revenues in the enterprise sector as businesses opt for HMDs over smartphones and tablets, according to Juniper Research.
According to the new study, the bespoke nature of content in the enterprise AR sector, such as DAQRI’s partnerships with Hyperloop and Siemens, will lead to higher app prices. The combination of...
FileMaker Launches FileMaker Cloud
FileMaker, Inc. (ww.filemaker.com) has released its cloud-based platform for managing and running custom apps, FileMaker Cloud. The offering provides the simplicity, performance and reliability of the FileMaker Platform without having to spend time and resources deploying and maintaining a server, according to Ann Monroe, vice president of worldwide marketing, FileMaker, Inc..
FileMaker Cloud will provide organizations looking to develop and manage custom apps with minimal administrative overhead, speedy deployment, low up-front costs and instant scalability, she adds. It enables businesses, both small and large, to deploy custom mobile apps that save time and money while creating efficiencies and better customer experiences.
The company supports business transformation with innovative offerings such as the Idea to iPad Bundle and the free Service Business Toolkit. FileMaker Cloud is currently only available in the United States and Canada. Customers can sign up to be notified when...
Second macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta for developers available
Apple has released a second beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra update to developers. macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 2, build 16B2333a, can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center and through the Software update mechanism in the Mac App Store.
CS Odessa releases Business Process Modeling Notation Solution 2...
CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has released its Business Process Modeling Notation Solution 2.0 in the ConceptDraw Solution Park. It utilizes Object Management Group's Business Process Modeling Notation to graphically describe the steps of a business processes.
The updated product extension expands ConceptDraw Pro's drawing features, allowing users to create business process diagrams quickly. It’s available for download at no charge to owners of ConceptDraw Pro 10.
ConceptDraw Pro is compatible with Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. It’s supported by the business solutions located in ConceptDraw Solution Park, and retails for $199 per end user license. ConceptDraw Pro 10 is included in ConceptDraw Office 3, which retails for $499.
Achroma is new image manipulation tool for the Mac
einstein's legacy (http://www.einsteinslegacy.com) has created Achroma 1.0.1, an image manipulation tool developed exclusively for macOS.
The app lets you removes colors from your images by providing two conversion modes; you can select from a set of preset color ranges or create your own collection of user-defined color ranges for processing. Achroma also lets you export images in a variety of formats, create interactive slideshow presentations and share images using various internet services.
Achroma requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It’s available for $9.99 from the Mac App Store in the Photography category.
New Webfonts added to 1000 OpenType Fonts
128bit Technologies has rolled out 1000 OpenType Fonts 4.0 on its MacAppware website (www.macappware.com) and the Mac App Store. This font collection includes 240 unique font family styles, with a total of 1,000 fonts in all.
Webfont versions and a PDF sample book of the font families were just added to 1000 OpenType Fonts. For a limited time, you can save 70% on Premium Fonts 7.0. You can download the newest creative font designs, each with a 10-computer commercial use license for $29.99.
Each font is in OpenType font format and can be used for any personal and business project on both Mac and PC computers. International character support is standard for nearly every font (bar code fonts and wingding fonts don’t include international character support).
Pixel Film Studios releases ProClone for Final Cut Pro X
Pixel Film Studios has released ProClone (http://tinyurl.com/zhuqok4) for Apple’s Final Cut Pro X. It’s a $29.95 repeating media tool plug-in that allows users to add layers of duplicated footage on top of an original source. You can add some extra stylization to videos using ProClone’s duplicating tools. You can emphasize dynamic shots by adding extra layers of action.
To use ProClone, select a preset and drop it on top of a video or photo in the timeline. Squash, stretch and/or position the the title layer in the timeline to adjust how long the clones appear on screen for as well as when they begin and end.
ProClone gives users the options to add anywhere from one to eight layers of repeated media to footage. You can edit the spread of clone layers to be close together, or far apart and reposition where the clone layers begin using a simple slider. You can adjust the slant slider to change the angle of the clones.
Vertical and horizontal layouts are included for every section of...
LightTable for macOS adds gesture-based manipulation
einstein's legacy has released LightTable 3.0.1 (http://www.einsteinslegacy.com), an update of its unlimited virtual canvas app for macOS X.
It lets users layout, inspect and compare images. Images can be resized, repositioned, layered and aligned allowing users to discover different storytelling perspectives. Version 3.0.1 introduces gesture-based manipulation of canvas items, consolidates the user interface and provides several stability enhancement bug fixes.
LightTable 3.0.1 require macOS 10.11 or higher and costs $19.99. It’s available worldwide from the Mac App Store in the Photography category.
Mac Data Recovery Guru 4.0 Has Ability to Scan Unmountable Disk...
Mac OS X File Recovery has announced Mac Data Recovery Guru 4.0, an update to its data recovery utility for macOS. The app can recover all common file types from any Mac drive or volume.
Mac Data Recovery Guru scans any drive, and displays a list of all recoverable files on the disk. Users then select the files they wish to recover, select a destination drive, and click the "Recover" button. Version 4.0 offers the ability to scan disk images that can't mount for file recovery.
Mac Data Recovery Guru requires macOS 10.7 or higher. It costs $89 and is available directly from the publisher's website (https://macosxfilerecovery.com). A free scan-only download is also available.
ChargeTech launches the PLUG battery pack
ChargeTech has launched its PLUG battery pack, which sports 48,000m Ah battery capacity and 250 watts of power.
“This means users can choose to charge laptops up to three times, tablets up to seven times, smartphones up to 28 times, TVs up to four hours, drones up to three times, DSLR cameras up to 30 times, mini-fridges up to eight hours, hoverboards up to two times, and more,” says Jeffrey Maganis, CEO of ChargeTech. “ The variety of devices that PLUG can power up include all laptops, iPhones and other mobile devices, iPads, CPAP machines, medical devices, desktop computers, printers, flat screen TVs, PS4, Xbox ONE, Wii U, video gaming consoles, mini fridges, cameras, drones, hoverboards, and more.”
PLUG has international worldwide compatible outlets with power outputs of 120V to 240V. Its pass-through capabilities allow both the the charger and other devices to charge simultaneously. PLUG Has an USB-C charging port that works with the 12-inch MacBook and an optional 40 watt solar...
Duplicate Sweeper free for a week to celebrate macOS Sierra’s...
To celebrate the launch of macOS Sierra, Wide Angle Software has announced that its duplicate file finder software, Duplicate Sweeper, is now available for free for a week at the Mac App Store in the Utilities category.
Duplicate Sweeper allows you to find and remove duplicate photos, music, documents and other files on your Mac quick and easy. It’s compatible with macOS Sierra, as well as all 64-Bit Macs running OS X 10.8 or higher. Duplicate Sweeper 1.02 normally retails at $19.9 from Wide Angle Software's website (https://www.wideanglesoftware.com).
Apple releases iOS 10.0.2
Apple has released iOS 10.0.2. It addresses an issue that could prevent headphone audio controls from temporarily not working.
It also resolves an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library and fixes an issue that prevented enabling some app extensions. iOS 10.0.2 can be installed through Software Update within the iOS Settings app, or by connecting an iPhone or iPad to iTunes on a Mac or PC.
SuperTab for Mac now integrates with Snagit
SpriTec Software has announced SuperTab 2.3 (http://www.supertab.me/SuperTab.html), an update to its utility application for macOS.
SuperTab enhances and extends the Mac's built-in Command-Tab Application Switcher. Version 2.3 now integrates with the Snagit screen capture app. The update also adds an in-app preview of MP4 and .mov videos, enabling Snagit users to preview their video captures, as well as to preview MP4 and .mov files within SuperTab.
SuperTab 2.3 is free to download and install and is fully-functional for 30 days. After 30 days, it remains fully-functional but will occasionally ask users to register. Users can take advantage of a special 50% off sale price of $10 through Oct. 31. SuperTab 2.3 is a free upgrade for SuperTab 2.x users. Users of earlier 1.x versions of SuperTab can upgrade to 2.3 for $2.99.
PDF Decryptor Pro for macOS gets improve optimization
Adeptshare has released PDF Decrypter Pro 2.2 for macOS, an update of their utility designed to decrypt password protected PDF files.
Once decrypted, the PDF file can be edited, printed, and have text and graphics selected and copied into other documents. Users can also edit any annotations and form fields. The decrypted PDF file can be edited in any PDF editor. All versions of Adobe Acrobat are supported, but Acrobat isn’t required for its operation. Version 2.2 offers improved optimization.
PDF Decrypter Pro 2.2 requires macOS 10.6.6 or later and costs $29.99. It’s available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category and via the PDF Decrypter website (http://www.pdfdecrypter.com).
Cocoatech releases Path Finder 7.4 (macOS Sierra Edition)
Cocoatech has announced Path Finder 7.4 (http://www.cocoatech.com/) , a free update of their file browser for users running macOS Sierra 10.12.
Path Finder allows you to view hidden files, compare, merge and synchronize folders, batch rename and batch select files, use Dual Pane and full keyboard navigation to browse your file system and much more. P
You can try Path Finder 7.4 — which requires macOS 10.7 or later — for free for 30 days with all the features available to you during that period. Path Finder costs $39.95 for a single user license applicable for up to three user-owned computers. The software is available for purchase from the Cocoatech online store or from within the application itself. Volume license discounts are available.
iOS 10.1, macOS Sierra 10.12.1 public betas now available
Apple has posted public beta versions of iOS 10.1 and macOS 10.12.1 to eligible participants.
The goal of the public beta program is to get feedback on bugs and features from a large number of users. If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do so here (https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/).
Winclone, Boot Runner and SD Clone are macOS Sierra ready
Twocanoes Software (www.twocanoes.com) says Winclone, Boot Runner and SD Clone are macOS Sierra ready.
Winclone is a solution for cloning and migrating Boot Camp on the Mac; pricing starts at $19.99. Boot Runner is a dual-boot startup control and boot management utility for enterprise Macs; pricing starts at $9.99. SD Clone offers a way to clone SD and other media cards on the Mac; pricing starts at $99.99.
HoudahGeo 5.1 adds locations to photos
Houdah Software has unveiled HoudahGeo 5.1, an upgrade to the photo geotagging tool for Mac.
The app tags photos with location coordinates and names. Standard EXIF, XMP and IPTC geotags allow photo cataloging tools to organize and later find photos by location. HoudahGeo integrates with Apple Photos, iPhoto, Aperture and Adobe Lightroom. Version 5.1 adds locations to photos in the Apple Photos library on macOS Sierra, as well as offers Apple Maps in addition to MapBox maps.
HoudahGeo 5.1 costs $39 for a single-user license. A full-featured demo version is available. Licenses are available from the Houdah Software store (https://www.houdah.com/houdahGeo/). Upgrades from HoudahGeo 4 start at $19. Upgrades are available through in-app purchases. HoudahGeo licenses purchased on or after December 1, 2015 remain valid for HoudahGeo 5.
Apple releases new developer betas of macOS Sierra, iOS, watchOS...
Hot on the heels of Tuesday’s release of macOS Sierra, Apple has released the first developer betas for version 10.12.1. iOS 10.1, watchOS 3.1, and tvOS 10.0.1. They can downloaded from the Apple Developer Center.
Together 3.6 introduces iCloud for all with macOS Sierra
Reinvented Software has updated Together for Mac (http://reinventedsoftware.com/together/) to version 3.6. The app is for collecting, organizing and searching all kinds of files.
Just about anything can be added to Together for safe keeping, tagged, previewed, collected together in different ways and found again instantly. With version 3.6’s iCloud support, Together libraries can be seamlessly shared with other Macs and iOS devices. Changes made on one device will automatically appear on others.
Together 3.6 for Mac costs $49.99 and requires macOS Sierra. It’s a free upgrade for all Together 3 users. A 15-day trial is available for download from the Reinvented Software website. Together 1.6 for iPad and iPhone is $9.99 and is available at the Apple App Store.
Paragon Software offers a UFSD Value Pack
Paragon Software Group has released Paragon UFSD (Universal File System Driver) Value Pack (http://tinyurl.com/jxbdg4c), a bundle of five cross-platform tools: NTFS for Mac, ExtFS for Mac, HFS+ for Windows, ExtFS for Windows, and NTFS-HFS Converter.
The $49.95 UFSD Value Pack has been developed for users working with multiple operating systems to instantly solve compatibility issues. It comes with a lifetime free upgrade guarantee. For existing Paragon NTFS for Mac customers, the UFSD Value Pack is available for $19.95.
Paragon UFSD Value Pack includes tools for read and write access to NTFS, HFS+, and ExtFS partitions from macOS or Windows-based systems. With Paragon UFSD Value Pack installed, dual-boot users can write files to NTFS-formatted USB flash drives, SSDs, or traditional hard drives, and copy data to NAS-based storage from a macOS-based computer.
MovieMerge+ for macOS gets expanded undo support, more
einstein's legacy has upgraded MovieMerge+, their video combination tool developed for macOS, to version 2.7.1.
The app is designed for professional and amateur video content creators who need a tool for organizing and joining a collection of video clips together into a single movie. Version 2.7.1 includes expanded undo support, timeline presets, swipe-to-delete and a variety of other minor user interface enhancements.
MovieMerge+ 2.7.1 requires macOS 10.11 or higher and costs $9.99. It’s available worldwide exclusively from the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/zmyl526) in the Video category.
Check Print'R for macOS revved to version 3.21
Match Software has released Check Print'R 3.21, an update to their check printing application for macOS. The app allows anyone to create and print checks for up to 15 separate bank accounts.
Check Print'R can print checks to plain letter-sized paper, or to check refill paper available at most office supply stores. Version 3.21 brings the ability to print the contents of the check register in either portrait or landscape format.
Check Print'R 3.21requires macOS 10.7 or later and costs $15.99. It’s available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Finance category. The app is also available for purchase from the Check Print'R website (http://tinyurl.com/jaonr8s).
Mediunic gets a major update for macOS Sierra
Guilherme Rambo has announced Mediunic 1.2, an update to his Medium Client developed exclusively for macOS. The new version is ready for macOS Sierra.
Mediunic is a simple app that allows users to read Medium stories on a clean, distraction-free interface. With version 1.2, users can now enjoy the same experience when writing on Medium, since the app now supports writing stories as well.
Mediunic 1.2 costs $1.99 and requires macOS 10.11 or later. It’s available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/hdvs2d3).
Openwave Mobility launches SmartidM
Openwave Mobility has launched SmartidM for mobile operators to effectively manage their subscribers’ data, and launch new services. SmartidM is part of the company’s Subscriber Data Management (SDM) portfolio of products. Use cases for SmartidM include centralized ID management for fraud prevention, delivering BingeOn type services and introducing micropayments that require collaboration between mobile operators and OTTs.
SmartidM (http://tinyurl.com/hd8y2r7) is able to handle both encrypted and non-encrypted sessions and a number of operators are deploying Openwave Mobility’s technology ahead of Apple’s deadline for new protocols. Starting Jan. 1 2017, Apple will force all apps to comply with its App Transport Security (ATS) HTTPS encryption protocols.
This will adversely impact mobile operators that do not have the technology to manage encrypted traffic, according to Indranil Chatterjee, SVP of Product & Sales at Openwave Mobility. What’s more, mobile operators will not be...
Monotype debuts FontExplorer X
Monotype has announced the availability of FontExplorer X Pro 6, the latest version of its popular font management software. Among other new features, it now includes the ability to apply more classifications to fonts for better organization and easier searching, as well as the ability to test fonts and edit website text in a web preview mode, helping customers quickly find and use the right font for their project.
New features in FontExplorer X Pro 6 include:
° Enhanced font classifications in granular subcategories like: newspaper, graffiti, display, brush, casual script and handwriting, among others;
° Plug-in support for use of fonts in Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5 and Illustrator CC 2015.5, and QuarkXPress 2016;
° Automatic placement of typeface files into the macOS User Directory to adhere to new security policies and eliminate the need for manual management;
° Expanded language support displays localized font information (where available) for 25 languages. Additionally, the user...
AT&T is phasing out the U-verse brand
AT&T is phasing out the U-verse brand with AT&T Internet and AT&T Phone replacing U-verse Internet and phone.
AT&T has already implemented a shift away from U-verse TV to its Directv brand for video, and there are rumors that Directv won’t survive over the long term either. First reported by DSLReports.com, AT&T confirmed to Telecompetitor.com that the U-verse brand is being retired for “simplicity.”
AT&T U-verse, commonly called U-verse, is an AT&T brand of triple-play telecommunications services in 21 states of the U.S. Launched on June 26, 2006, U-verse includes — or, rather, included — broadband Internet, IP telephone, and IPTV services in 21 states. The U-verse name has also used for the bundling of wireless and DirecTV services, even outside AT&T's 21 state local coverage area.
BBEdit is ready for macOS Sierra
Bare Bones Software (www.barebones.com) has released BBEdit 11.6.2, an update to its text and code editor. The new version adds compatibility with macOS Sierra along with more than two dozen other changes, refinements and fixes for specific
BBEdit 11.6.2 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 11.6.2 requires macOS 10.9.5 or later. It’s a free update to all BBEdit 11 customers. For new users, BBEdit has a suggested retail price of $49.99. Special upgrade pricing is available to owners of BBEdit 10 for $29.99, and to owners of BBEdit 9 or earlier for US$39.99. New licenses and upgrade licenses, as...
CS Odessa releases new Basic Floor Plan Solution
CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has released a new Basic Floor Plan Solution in ConceptDraw Solution Park. It extends ConceptDraw Pro diagramming and vector drawing software with easy-to-use building elements.
The new solution in the ConceptDraw Solution Park includes collections of samples, and libraries of vector stencils and icons that support the drawing of building plans and premises layouts. It contains samples and libraries for designing house plans, apartment and office layout plans.
ConceptDraw Pro is compatible with Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. It’s supported by the business solutions located in ConceptDraw Solution Park, and retails for $199 per end user license. ConceptDraw Pro 10 is included in ConceptDraw Office v3 which retails for $499.
Safari 10 arrives on the scene
Apple has updated Safari to version 10.0. According to Apple, it:
° Adds support for Safari Extensions from the Mac App Store;
° Displays HTML 5 video whenever it’s available for faster load times better battery life, and stronger security;
° Enhances security by running plug-ins only on websites you authorize;
° Improves Autofill and adds support for auto-filling any information from any contact in Contacts;
° Enhances the formatting in Reader view;
° Remembers the zoom level for each website you visit.
macOS Sierra now available for download
Apple has released a finished version of macOS X Sierra. It’s a free download at the Mac App Store.
It adds Siri support, Apple Pay support, a Universal Clipboard, and much more. macOS Sierra requires a 2009 iMac, 2009 MacBook, 2010 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, or Mac Pro.
Jumsoft presents Sierra-compatible Toolbox apps with improved...
Jumsoft (www.jumsoft.com) has announced changes in the suite of its Toolbox applications. Toolboxes for Pages, Keynote, iWork, and Microsoft Office have been given a major interface revamp, including a tag-based search feature to make browsing through thousands of items much easier.
In addition, all Toolboxes are compatible with the new macOS Sierra. Jumsoft's various Toolbox apps provide templates and illustrations for iWork and MS Office for Mac.
Users can download Jumsoft's Toolbox applications on the Mac App Store free of charge. They requires macOS El Capitan or Sierra.
Time Out for macOS revved to version 2.1
Dejal has announced Time Out 2.1, an update to their break reminder app for macOS. Using a computer for hours on end can lead to eye, back, and neck strain. Time Out 2 offers users gentle reminders to take breaks, allowing them to stretch and relax.
Today is also the 25th anniversary of founding Dejal. To celebrate this and the release of Time Out 2.1, Dejal is offering a special discount coupon code on all Mac apps sold directly from their site (http://www.dejal.com/timeout/).
Time Out 2.1 is free, and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Health and Fitness category, as well as the Dejal website. Advanced features are available via easy in-app donations.
Splitt 1.0.1 is now available in the Mac App Store
Einstein’s legacy (http://www.einsteinslegacy.com ) has launched Splitt, a video splicing application developed for macOS. It allows you to cut your movies into an arbitrary number of segments.
Splitt features organization features, segment previews and Pa recise Navigation Mode, which gives you frame-accurate control over the length of each segment. With the tool, users can create new movies in a variety of formats for a range of devices and playback situations, says Douglas A. Welton, einstein's legacy chief product officer. “
Splitt requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It’s available for $9.99at the Mac App Store in the Video category.
Block advertising and trackers with Cheerio on macOS Sierra
Accesources has introduced Cheerio (http://www.cheerioapp.com) for macOS Sierra, which blocks the loading of advertisements on web pages.
The tool removes advertising, trackers, and other unwanted elements from web pages when using Safari on your Mac. It makes pages load faster, uses less data on your cellular/Wifi connection, and improves your Mac battery life., according to the folks at Accessories. You can block ads, rollover ads, video ads, banners, overlay or expanding ads and other marketing content.
Cheerio requires macOS Sierra. It costs $0.99 and is available exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category.
You can save more than $290 on QuarkXPress 2016 upgrades
Quark Software (www.quark.com) has announced a new software bundle that will save designers more than $290 when upgrading to QuarkXPress 2016.
The bundle offer, allows users with any version of QuarkXPress – even versions 3 through 10 – who upgrade to QuarkXPress 2016 to receive a set of productivity tools worth more than $290, including:
° IDML Import XT (worth $69.99 – Mac only): Import and edit InDesign IDML files with QuarkXPress;
° JoLetter Mail and Merge XT (worth $129.00 – Mac/Win): Create mailings and personalized layouts in QuarkXPress from external databases;
° PDF Importer XT PRO (worth $19.99 – Mac/Win): Automatically import and convert PDFs to multi-page QuarkXPress layouts with native QuarkXPress objects;
° PortraitPro 12 Standard (worth $79.90 – Mac/Win): Retouch portrait photos in minutes.
The Productivity Bundle is available until Oct. 31 with every new full version ($849) or upgrade ($179 from version 2015; $349 from versions 3-10) to QuarkXPress 2016. To find out...
SmartBackup is ready for macOS Sierra
Solesignal has revved SmartBackup, their backup and cloning utility for OS X, to version 4.0. The new version features a new next generation sync engine that’s multi-thread capable.
It also includes many other new technologies that make it significantly faster than other similar tools, especially when using SSD/Flash based storage, according to the folks at Solesignal. On modern storage it is twice as fast creating a bootable clone of macOS. SmartBackup 4 now also includes built-in scheduling and is ready for macOS 10.12 Sierra, they add.
Single licenses are available for $34.99. A demo is available at Solesignal online (http://solesignal.com/smartbackup4). Upgrading from version 3.0 is free if the license was purchased in 2016. For all others upgrade pricing is available for $19.99.
RailModeller Pro for OS X rolls to version 5.2
Isle of the Kakapo (http://www.isleofthekakapo.com/) has released RailModeller Pro 5.2, an update to their model railroad and slot car layout design solution for Mac OS X.
RailModeller Pro offers design tools that enable hobbyists to design model train and slot car track layouts via drag and drop. The app includes a library catalog covering over 200 track systems in all major model scales, allowing for custom designs of almost any layout a user can visualize. Version 5.2 adds:
° Image import: you can use original plans, Google or Apple Maps, aerial photography, or hand drawn sketches as a template for building model train layouts. Complex room shapes or even a bird's-eye view of a park or garden are easily integrated to be used as a basis for planning layouts. A variety of image file formats is supported, including PNG, JPEG, PSD, GIF, TIFF, and PDF.
° Customizable key bindings: Hot keys for all menu commands can be changed to adjust the app to personal preferences, providing a great...
Maintain serves up Cocktail 10.0 (mac OS Sierra Edition)
Maintain has served up Cocktail 10.0 (Sierra Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS Sierra 10.12 (due for release tomorrow).
It’s a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. The new version adds compatibility with Sierra and contains miscellaneous bug fixes, improvements and enhancements as well as updated Automator actions and Help files. It also comes with an automatic Pilot mode and more.
Cocktail costs $19 for a single user license and available for purchase from the Maintain website (http://www.maintain.se/cocktail). When unregistered, Cocktail runs in demo mode and will expire after the tenth launch.