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May 09
Project Planning Pro for macOS updated to version 2.7.6
I2E Consulting (https://www.i2econsulting.com/) has announced Project Planning Pro 2.7.6, an update to their project and task management app for macOS. The app is designed to offer complete project mobility, and is available on macOS, iOS, and Android devices. Users can quickly create a project plan. Version 2.7.6 brings the ability to sync projects between iOS and macOS device using the same iCloud account, as well as bug and crash fixes. Project Planning Pro 2.7.6 requires macOS 10.10 or later. It costs $34.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Business category.
May 08
Apple updates Workflow to version 1.7.4
Workflow has been updated to version 1.7.4, re-introducing features that were removed when Apple acquired the software, as well as adding new Apple Music actions. For example, it restores the Google Chrome and Pocket actions. You can add music to your Up Next queue with the Add Music to Up Next and Clear Up Next actions. Get Distance now supports getting the distance from a specified location. The order of items passed from a Dictionary action to Choose from List is now preserved. There are also other bug fixes and minor additions.
May 08
Cyberduck 6 adds support for secure Cryptomator vaults
Cyberduck (https://cryptomator.org/coop/cyberduck_en.html) — a FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure & OneDrive and OpenStack Swift, donation-ware browser for macOS and Windows -- has been revved to version 6. It adds transparent, client-side encryption support to secure your data on any server or cloud storage. The new encryption feature is based on the concepts and work of Cryptomator, which encrypts file contents and names using AES. All vaults either created by Cyberduck, Cryptomator or their mobile apps for iOS and Android are fully interoperable. Previously, Cryptomator vaults could only be used with files on your local hard disk, limiting access to Dropbox or Google Drive services where data is locally synchronized with their client applications. With Cryptomator support in Cyberduck 6, you can create secure vaults on any server or cloud storage available through the the broad protocol support in Cyberduck – including Amazon S3, Backblaze B2,...
May 08
Ockham for macOS revved to version 2.0
KnowledgeMiner Software has announced Ockham 2.0 for macOS. It’s an upgrade of the app for performing sensitivity analyses for a high number of model parameters. It’s designed to be a valuable tool in academic research and for industry practitioners across a wide spectrum of disciplines including, but not limited to, environmental engineers, pharmaceutical scientists, oil and gas reservoir simulation engineers, government agencies and local authorities. Ockham 2.0 starts at $15 and is available worldwide exclusively through the KnowledgeMiner Software website (http://www.knowledgeminer.eu). A demo is available for download.
May 05
BatchOutput for Microsoft Excel gets improved default printer...
Zevrix Solutions has announced BatchOutput XLS 2.4.1, a feature update to its output automation solution for Microsoft Excel. The utility automates printing and exporting of multiple spreadsheets to PDF and allows users to perform professional PDF production directly from Excel. Version 2.4.1 ensures that if a default printer is selected in Mac's system preferences, BatchOutput XLS will restores this choice after the processing of Excel documents is done. BatchOutput XLS can be purchased for $19.95 from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com). A demo is available for download. BatchOutput XLS requires macOS 10.6-10.12 and Microsoft Excel 2008, 2011 and 2016.
May 05
MacXDVD Software upgrades MacXDVD Ripper Pro
MacXDVD Software has announced an update to MacXDVD Ripper Pro (http://tinyurl.com/my52hvh), its DVD ripping solution for macOS. It can “rip” protected/homemade DVDs. The upgrade sports a revamped title-identifying mechanism, it will correctly find the main title of the latest released movies, 99-title DVD, TV shows disc, workout/exercise DVD or Japanese disc. MacXDVD Ripper Pro costs $39.95; a demo is available for download.
May 04
Fifth developer beta of tvOS 10.2.1 available
Apple has released a fifth developer beta of tvOS 10.2.1. It can be be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center. It includes bug fixes and security improvements in the operating system.
May 04
WaterField launches the Bolt Crossbody tablet, laptop bag
WaterField Designs has debuted the Bolt Crossbody, a slim-profile vertical laptop bag designed for commuters, professionals and adventure seekers. Available in three sizes to fit MacBooks, iPads and other devices, each Bolt includes a built-in, padded laptop-tablet sleeve, an Apple Pencil slot and several pockets. The bag holds a day's necessities, MacBook or iPad, water bottle, wallet and travel documents. An extra wide, zippered opening allows access to the main compartment that houses a padded laptop sleeve, and simple pockets to keep the Apple Pencil and smaller items accessible. A premium leather flap closes with a silent magnetic snap over an expandable front pocket. Inside, a hidden scratch-free Ultrasuede hutch cradles an iPhone 7 or a similarly-sized smartphone. For frequently-used items, a body-side pocket closes with a self-locking zipper for added security. The Crossbody's gold, water-resistant lining boosts visibility of bag contents. An adjustable shoulder strap can be...
May 04
B-Eng releases System Bar for macOS
B-Eng has launched System Bar (http://www.b-eng.ch/app/system-bar/), a low impact system monitoring utility for macOS. It shows the main system information at a glance in a single bar, that can be freely customized and positioned anywhere on the screen. Colors, size and fonts are freely adjustable. The utility shows the time on an analog clock face, CPU usage, used memory and available disk space. A right click reveals the top resource heavy CPU processes and grants direct access to the Activity Monitor. System Bar requires macOS 10.12 and costs $1.99.
May 04
iSMARTtrain for macOS adds new data graphs, improved swim...
Yellow Field Technologies has rolled out iSMARTtrain 4.1, an update to the macOS training journal application for multi-sport and endurance athletes. It allows endurance athletes to download training data, such as heart rate, cadence, speed and power, from a variety of heart rate monitors and power meters and analyze it in graph, table and list formats. Version 4.1 contains new data graphs, improved swim analysis and bug fixes, including support for more devices. iSMARTtrain 4.1 is available from Yellow Field Technologies’ website or the Mac App Store. It costs $49.95. A free demo version, limited to 20 entries, is available for download (www.http://ismarttrain.com).
May 04
Reggie Ashworth releases AppDelete 4.3.3
Reggie Ashworth has released AppDelete 4.3.3 (http://www.reggieashworth.com/appdelete), an update to the application deletion utility for macOS (10.7 or higher). Via drag and drop it will uninstall anything along with all of the associated items. Version 4.3.3 sports a new icon and graphics, a new App Reset tool, a new Clear Logs tool, an improved search algorithm, and an improved window design. It costs $7.99 for a single user license. Upgrades from App Delete Lite are $3.99. A demo is available for download.
May 03
Strata Brings VR to designers with inStudio VR
Strata has introduced inStudio VR (https://www.strata.com/strata-instudio-vr/), its latest model visualization app for Mac and Windows. It allows 3D designers to import their models straight from Strata 3D CX and other design applications to a virtual reality environment. From the app, users can stage, view, and alter their models using motion controls in different settings like a kitchen, living room, or retail store. inStudio VR talks directly to Strata's desktop design app, Design 3D CX (pricing starts at $595). Users of other 3D design applications can experience their designs with inStudio VR's industry standard file support. The SE version of inStudio VR for HTC Vive is available directly from Strata's website, or from the Steam Store free for a limited time.
May 03
Econ Technologies announces MacTech Pro Events National...
Econ Technologies (https://www.econtechnologies.com/) is the latest National Sponsor to join the MacTech Pro (http://pro.mactech.com/) events team. The company has signed on to sponsor regional events planned for locations throughout the U.S. for 2017. MacTech Pro events offer a learning opportunity for technicians and consultants who earn their living supporting Apple Technologies. Established in 1984, MacTech Magazine is the only monthly magazine focused on Apple at the technical level. "MacTech Pro events are a great match for our ChronoSync family of apps and give us a great outlet to build relationships with Techs and Consultants working in the field" says Duilio Proni, President of Econ Technologies. "The MacTech Pro events curriculum is a valuable resource and we want to be a part of that discussion!" Econ, as a National Sponsor, will be attending the Orlando, Florida event on Aug. 9, 2017, in addition to supporting the events in Atlanta, Georgia, Washington, D.C, Denver,...
May 03
AKVIS rolls out the Provence Frame Collection
AKVIS has released a new Provence Pack ($17) that includes 100 romantic picture frames. It allows you to embellish your pictures with rustic French accents. To use AKVIS frame packs, you need to have installed one of following programs installed: AKVIS Frames (free) or AKVIS ArtSuite ($39). They’re compatible with macOS 10.7 and higher.
May 02
Apple reports second quarter fiscal results
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2017 second quarter that ended April 1, 2017. The company posted quarterly revenue of $52.9 billion and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.10. These results compare to revenue of $50.6 billion and earnings per diluted share of $1.90 in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 65 percent of the quarter’s revenue. “We are proud to report a strong March quarter, with revenue growth accelerating from the December quarter and continued robust demand for iPhone 7 Plus,” said CEO Tim Cook. “We’ve seen great customer response to both models of the new iPhone 7 (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition and we’re thrilled with the strong momentum of our Services business, with our highest revenue ever for a 13-week quarter. Looking ahead, we are excited to welcome attendees from around the world to our annual Worldwide Developers Conference next month in San Jose.” Apple also announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an...
May 02
Logitech releases SLIM FOLIO iPad case
Logitech has announced the Logitech SLIM FOLIO, an integrated Bluetooth keyboard and case for the new fifth-generation 9.7-inch iPad. The Logitech SLIM FOLIO gives you comfortable and fast typing, says Michele Hermann, vice president of mobility at Logitech. The keys are large, well-spaced and stretched from edge-to-edge, so your hands won’t feel crowded, he adds. A full row of iOS shortcut keys put iPad control at your fingertips, so you can switch between apps, bring up the search function, go to the home screen, and control the volume, directly from the keyboard. The typing angle of the Logitech SLIM FOLIO has been optimized to provide the most comfortable screen angle when typing on the desk, or viewing content on your lap. The Logitech SLIM FOLIO locks your iPad in position and stays firmly in place, even when typing on uneven surfaces. The Logitech SLIM FOLIO uses Bluetooth LE to connect to your iPad, and automatically self-activates every time you put your tablet into the...
May 02
ChronoSync Technology preview, maintenance updates available
Econ Technologies (www.econtechnologies.com) has made ChronoSync Version 4.7.7-ALT available for preview. This preview version is capable of multiple, concurrent file operations. ChronoSync 4.7.6 and ChronoAgent 1.6.2 updates are also available. ChronoSync is the complete sync, backup, and bootable backup app for the Mac. ChronoAgent allows any Mac to accept direct, secure connections from any ChronoSync Mac or any InterConneX iOS device.
May 01
New beta of macOS 10.12.5 available for developers
Apple has seeded the fifth developer beta of macOS 10.12.5 for developers. The new beta versions can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.
May 01
Tynker launches two courses to support Apple's ‘Everyone...
Tynker (https://www.tynker.com), a company that’s has introduced more than 50 million kids to computer programming through game-like learning activities and courses, has announced two new courses—Space Cadet and Dragon Spells—to support the Everyone Can Code program from Apple. These free courses, available through the Tynker iPad app, allow students to solve coding puzzles and create do-it-yourself projects using Tynker’s visual code blocks and the Swift programming language. Tynker’s Space Cadet and Dragon Spells courses are incorporated into the Get Started with Code 1 and Get Started with Code 2 teacher guides, available for free on iBooks. The new courses allow students to seamlessly transition to the Swift programming language within the Tynker app, enabling students to become familiar with Swift syntax early on, says Krishna Vedati, co-founder and CEO of Tynker. The guides are designed to help teachers effectively teach computer science in a way that combines offline “...
May 01
ERPScan introduces SAP Cybersecurity Framework
EAS-SEC, a non-profit organization focused on enterprise application security, with the support of ERPScan, a provider of business application security products and services, has released the SAP Cybersecurity Framework (http://tinyurl.com/kj8j5m2), which is designed to combine predictive, preventive, detective and response measures. The Framework consists of 20 categories, each describes specific protection processes (e.g. asset management, incident management, or threat intelligence). All are in line with industry recognized frameworks and approaches from NIST, SANS, ISO, CIS, but reflects the specifics of ERP systems, says Alexander Polyakov, president of EAS-SEC. The Framework implements Gartner's approach to adaptive security architecture in the area of ERP security. It defines four categories for SAP protection processes: predictive, preventive, detective and responsive. You can download the EAS-SEC SAP Security Framework to set up a solid ERP cybersecurity foundation within...
May 01
Out of the Park Baseball 18 now available
Out of the Park Developments, an official licensee of MLB.com, the MLBPA, and MiLB.com, has announced that Out of the Park Baseball 18 is now available. The follow-up to the Metacritic 2016 PC Game of the Year features a new Challenge Mode, Online Profiles and Leaderboards, real 2017 major and minor league rosters, historic Negro League teams, improved 3D mode, new tournaments, and more. Out of the Park Baseball 18 sells for $39.99. It’s available on Steam and through the company’s website (http://store.steampowered.com/app/465650/). OOTP 18 runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux. Like last year, it features the American League and National League logos, the World Series trophy, official logos and jerseys for all 30 MLB teams, over 150 Minor League Baseball league and team logos, and historical MLB logos.
Apr 28
Virtual Programming releases Putty Squad for Mac
Virtual Programming (http://www.vpltd.com), in collaboration with System 3, has introduced Putty Squad 1.0.5, their new game title developed for macOS. Putty Squad follows the story of unlikely hero Putty in an old-school platform-adventuring quest for his kidnapped friends. Throughout the game Putty will be able to upgrade his attacks, which range from a simple punch through to electrifying prods and putty darts. Putty Squad requires macOS 10.8 or higher. It costs $14.99 and is available worldwide exclusively at the Mac App Store in the Games category.
Apr 28
eXcelisys releases X-RentalTracker
eXcelisys has announced eX-RentalTracker (https://www.excelisys.com/ex-files/ex-rental-tracker/), a productivity template utilizing the latest innovations of FileMaker Pro 15. A demo is available for download. eX-RentalTracker is for rental businesses who've found out-of-the-box software solutions too clunky and custom-built systems too expensive. It’s designed to simplify daily processes, including instant invoicing, inventory availability calendar, as well as supports barcodes and handheld scanners for quick check-out/check-in and more.
Apr 28
Package Central for Adobe InDesign improves XMP metadata...
Zevrix Solutions has announced Package Central 1.9.18, a maintenance update to company's packaging workflow automation tool for Adobe InDesign. Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign packaging with hot folder processing. Package Central offers email notifications, variable folder names, PDF/IDML export and more. Version 1.9.18 addresses several issues related to XMP metadata processing and introduces improvements in user interface and memory management. Package Central 1.9.18 can be purchased for $149.95 from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com). A demo is available for download. Package Central requires macOS 10.7-10.12 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2017.
Apr 27
Monochrome 3.4.1 now available in the Mac App Store
Einstein's legacy (http://www.einsteinslegacy.com) has announced Monochrome 3.4.1, a feature update to their post-processing application for macOS. It converts batches of images to grayscale, giving you control over the conversion and post-processing effects. You can create a consistent set of output images that can be shared and printed in a variety of ways. Version 3.4.1 contains a collection of bug fixes, a new user interface and more than two dozen new image effects. Monochrome 3.4.1 requires macOS 10.11 or higher and costs $19.99. It’s available worldwide exclusively from the Mac App Store in the Photography category.
Apr 27
New System Clock for macOS by B-Eng available
B-Eng has introduced System Clock, the company's new system monitor and information utility for macOS. It displays various system information as well as general data on a configurable clock surface. The design is that of an analog clock with additional hands for CPU load, battery state and memory usage. Additional weather information and weather forecast are embedded at the bottom of the clock face, with an icon for the current day and for three days in advance. System Clock requires macOS 10.12 or newer. It costs $1.99 and can be purchased from B-Eng online (http://www.b-eng.ch).
Apr 27
LinkOptimizer for InDesign can now Include Image Color Mode in...
Zevrix Solutions has launched LinkOptimizer 5.0.19, a feature update to the workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The app allows users to to speed up processing and reduce the size of InDesign links by eliminating excess image data. The software can also perform image adjustments, convert file formats and help repurpose InDesign documents for web and mobile devices. Version 5.0.19 lets users automatically include the image color mode in the variable name of optimized link file. LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $259.95 (there’s a “lite” for $179.95. A demo is available for download. The 5.0.19 update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7-10.12 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-CC 2017.
Apr 26
Apple Dubai Mall opens April 27
Apple has premiered its newest store in the Middle East, Apple Dubai Mall, with a 186-foot curved storefront and balcony overlooking Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain.  Envisioned as a space for the community to gather, learn and be entertained, Apple Dubai Mall will serve as a venue to watch the spectacular evening fountain shows and host Apple’s new global in-store experience, "Today at Apple," said Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail. Like many of Apple’s other significant stores, Apple Dubai Mall aims to be open and transparent, blurring the barriers between inside and out, to erase the boundaries between the store and the community, she adds. To mitigate Dubai’s climate, Foster + Partners designed eighteen 37.5-foot-high motorized “Solar Wings” that respond to the ever-changing environmental conditions. When the sun is at its hottest they cool the store, and in the evenings they open to welcome everyone to the public terrace. Inspired by the traditional...
Apr 26
‘Today at Apple’ launches in May
Apple has announced plans to launch dozens of new educational sessions next month in all 495 Apple Stores ranging in topics from photo and video to music, coding, art and design, and more. The hands-on sessions, collectively called “Today at Apple,” will be led by highly-trained team members, and in select cities world-class artists, photographers and musicians, teaching sessions from basics and how-to lessons to professional-level programs. “At the heart of every Apple Store is the desire to educate and inspire the communities we serve,” said Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail. “‘Today at Apple’ is one of the ways we’re evolving our experience to better serve local customers and entrepreneurs. We’re creating a modern-day town square, where everyone is welcome in a space where the best of Apple comes together to connect with one another, discover a new passion, or take their skill to the next level. We think it will be a fun and enlightening experience for...
Apr 26
Matrox Video unveils X.mio3 and DSX LE4 developer products
Matrox Video (www.matrox.com) is introducing a new full-height form factor with regular size BNC connectors to their lineup of developer products. Available as the X.mio3 FH and DSX LE4 FH, the cards support four reconfigurable IOs plus genlock capabilities simplifying connection compatibility and providing flexibility for system integrators. The full BNC version of the X.mio3 FH provides multichannel IO with hardware based video processing in a half-length PCI express card. The full BNC connectors support four reconfigurable IOs, from SD to 4K, along with support for AES/EBU, LTC and GPIO to provide for versatile connectivity, says Alberto Cieri, Matrox’s senior director of sales and marketing. The multi-channel hardware processing accelerates compute-intensive operations including motion-adaptive de-interlacing, up/down/cross scaling and mixing/compositing for all resolutions, including 4K. Likewise, the full BNC DSX LE4 FH provides multichannel IO in a half-length PCI express card...
Apr 26
MovieBriefs 3.0.1 now available in the Mac App Store
Einstein's legacy has released MovieBriefs 3.0.1, an upgrade of the video transformation app for macOS. It creates a contact sheet that summarizes all or part of your movie. The resulting image can be inspected or shared. The 3.0.1 update introduces a new workflow for creating on-demand summaries, a new project format, better high-resolution drawing and improved social media connectivity. MovieBriefs requires macOS 10.11 or later. It costs $9.99 and is available worldwide exclusively from the Mac App Store in the Video category.
Apr 26
IGG Software releases Banktivity 6 for macOS
IGG Software has announced Banktivity 6 (https://www.iggsoftware.com/banktivity/), a new version of its personal financial manager for macOS. The new version, designed from the ground up, brings requested features like workspaces, tags, quick reports, new Portfolio feature and other improvements. It makes it easier for customers to take control of their finances, says IGG President and founder Ian Gillespie. Workspaces is a new feature that allows customers to put any account, budget, report or other view, side-by-side. Tags allow users to see and analyze spending habits across categories. Quick Reports let users see summarized information about their finances quickly and easily. Find is a new, document-wide search feature. Portfolio is a new feature that gives quick access to the performance of investments. Banktivity 6 costs $64.99. Customers upgrading from version 5 purchased either directly from IGG Software or the Mac App Store qualify for upgrade pricing of $29.99....
Apr 26
PDF Checkpoint can now split PDF files with automatic page...
Zevrix Solutions has announced PDF Checkpoint 1.7.21, a feature update to the PDF preflight and conversion solution. The utility automatically preflights, saves as images, splits and optimizes multiple Adobe PDF files. The software can also convert PDF colors and helps users easily prepare files for print, web and mobile devices. Version 1.7.21 introduces automatic file renaming when splitting PDFs into pages in situations where files with original names already exist. PDF Checkpoint can be purchased at the Mac App Store and Zevrix website (www.zevrixcom) for $39.95. The update is free to licensed users. A demo is available for download. PDF Checkpoint requires macOS 10.7-10.12.
Apr 25
CloudMounter 2.0 adds OpenStack Swift storage system support
Eltima has released CloudMounter 2.0 (http://cloudmounter.net/), an update to the Mac app that mounts cloud services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Amazon S3 on your Mac and connects to WebDAV, FTP/FTPS/SFTP servers. This allows for access and management of data stored on them via Finder as if it were kept on your Mac's hard drive. Version 2.0 adds support for the OpenStack Swift storage system. CloudMounter is compatible with macOS 10.10 and higher and costs $29.95. A demo is available for download.
Apr 25
Typinator 7.2 for macOS adds Citrix support
Ergonis Software has announced Typinator 7.2, an improved version of their text expander. The upgrade sports a new technique for fine-grained adaptations to applications that need special handling of expansions and improved timing and context validation. The new version also adds support for Citrix. Typinator 7.2 requires macOS 10.6 or higher and can be purchased on the Ergonis Software website (www.ergonis.com). The upgrade to Typinator 7.2 is free for Typinator 7 license owners and for anyone who purchased a license for Typinator 6 on or after Jan. 1, 2016. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses.
Apr 25
Cisdem Mac Data Recovery 4 adds optimized scanning algorithm
Cisdem has released Cisdem Data Recovery 4.0 for Mac. It’s an update of the tool to help you recover accidentally photos, documents, video, music, archive, and more. The upgrade adds two new scan modes (Quick Scan and) Deep Scan, 20-plus new file formats and optimized Mac data recovery efficiency for some formats. A promotion for Mac Data Recovery 4 is running through May 4. A single-user license costs $44.99 during the period (the regular price is $49.99). Go to https://www.cisdem.com/data-recovery-mac.html for more info.
Apr 25
QNAP announces new NAS product
QNAP (www.qnap.com) is now shipping its Thunderbolt 3-connected TVS-1282T3 storage solution powered by the latest Intel 7t gen Kaby Lake multicore processor. It provides a Thunderbolt 3 connection to the latest generation MacBook Pro (or Thunderbolt 2 with adapter) and personal computers fast enough for ingest and editing of 4K video, and the traditional NAS/IP-SAN convenience for file sharing, backup, and cloud access for clients and creative teams to collaborate on projects, says Erick Oliveros, marketing manager for QNAP. It sports 12 drive bays (eight 3.5" HDDs and four 2.5" SSDs) and two M.2 SSD slots. This equates to over 80TB of fast storage (with 10TB HDDs) which can be accessed via four Thunderbolt 3 ports or two 10GbE Ethernet ports (four 1 GbE ports also on board). The TVS-1282T3 comes with either an Intel Core i5 3.4Ghz or Core i7 3.6Ghz processor and up to 64GB of RAM. The new TVS-1282T3 is currently shipping in the US and Canada markets.
Apr 24
Promise Technology adds new solutions to Pegasus, VTrak products
This week at NAB 2017, Promise Technology (www.promise.com) will showcase a range of solutions for creative professionals, from the independent editor to the largest media and entertainment organizations. Promise will debut the Pegasus3 M4 Thunderbolt 3 RAID storage with flash devices and VTrak EFA 5310, an all-flash array storage system optimized for high bandwidth and extremely large data ingest rate. Additionally, Promise will showcase how its Apollo Cloud personal cloud storage device and VSkyCube hyperconverged system can be integrated into creative workflows. Promise's complete range of solutions will be on display at the company's product showcase at the NAB 2017 in Las Vegas (booth SL6821) from April 24 - 27.
Apr 24
Magma ExpressBox 3T-V3 with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity announced
One Stop Systems (www.onestopsystems.com) has introduced the ExpressBox 3T-V3, an expansion chassis with three full length PCIe slots. It features plug and play installation and can support any combination of x1, x4, x8 and x16 PCIe cards. The chassis features a hot-swappable cooling fan and users can control fan speed and noise. The EB3T-V3 can provide up to 300W of power. The Magma ExpressBox 3T-V3 is designed to match the throughput available with Thunderbolt 3 and the majority of PCIe cards on the market today. The expansion chassis contains three PCI Express slots connected to the computer through a Thunderbolt 3 cable. Price and availability will be announced at a later date.
Apr 24
New developer betas of iOS 10.12.5, iOS 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2...
Apple has seeded the fourth betas of macOS 10.12.5 an iOS 10.3.2 and beta four of watchOS 3.2.2 for developers. The new beta versions can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.
Apr 24
Ombre 1.0.1 is now available in the Mac App Store
Einstein's legacy (http://www.einsteinslegacy.com) has introduced Ombre 1.0.1, an image transformation tool developed exclusively for macOS. It’s a creative tool for web designers, graphic artists and photographers. Ombre lets you add radial or linear color gradient overlays to your images without altering the originals. You can drag'n drop (or copy) high-resolution images directly from the software to your application or the Finder. You can create new images using a background process while you continue to work on other projects. Ombre requires macOS 10.11 or later. It costs $5.99 and is available worldwide from the Mac App Store in the Photography category.
Apr 24
Output Factory for InDesign revved to version 1.6
Zevrix Solutions has announced Output Factory 1.6, a feature update to its output automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The software automates printing, exporting and preflighting from InDesign. It offers batch processing, export as single pages, layer versioning, variable file names, multi-format output and other time-saving features. Version 1.6 lets users easily reprint previously processed files directly from history, or convert them to PDF, EPS, HTML and other formats. Output Factory 1.6 can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $169.95. There’s a “lite” version for $120, and a server version for $700. A demo is available for download. BatchOutput users can upgrade to Output Factory for $85. Output Factory requires macOS 10.7-10.12 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2017.
Apr 24
DEVONthink To Go 2.1.3 uses new declutterer, brings automation
DEVONtechnologies has updatesd DEVONthink To Go, the iOS companion to DEVONthink for Mac, with enhancements and bug fixes. Version 2.1.3 uses DEVONtechnologies' new decluttering service for clipping web pages and adds new settings for PDFs. It also improves automation with new URL commands and x-callback-url support. A new smart group lists items with comments, and email attachments are now shown separately so that they can be viewed and shared. The Apple Pencil support has been improved too. DEVONthink To Go 2.1.3 costs $14.99 and is available worldwide exclusively through the Apple App Store in the Productivity category. Some features require a one-time in-app purchase. Customers find more information about the apps on the DEVONtechnologies website (http://www.devontechnologies.com).
Apr 21
AppGameKit DLC released to capture GameGuru assets
The Game Creators (www.thegamecreators.com) have released GameGuru Loader for AppGameKit providing a way to convert and load GameGuru levels into AppGameKit. GameGuru Loader lets you link the building features of GameGuru with the smart coding commands of AppGameKit. Its editor allows you to create 3D scenes and assets such as terrains, skies, vegetation, buildings and everyday objects. Now all these assets can be converted and then loaded in and displayed in AppGameKit. GameGuru Loader allows you to go mobile too. It includes a converter that scans all your GameGuru media, and optimizes it to a format ideal for mobile use.
Apr 21
BatchOutput for Microsoft Word adds new options to manage...
Zevrix Solutions has announced BatchOutput DOC 2.5, a feature update to its output automation solution for Microsoft Word. The tool automates printing and exporting of multiple documents to PDF, and allows to carry out professional PDF production directly from Word. It offers batch processing, image compression, PDF security, variable file names and other options. Version 2.5 gives users an option to overwrite duplicate PDF files or assign unique names to preserve existing documents. BatchOutput DOC can be purchased for $39.95 from the Zevrix Solutions website (www.zevrix.com), as well as from authorized resellers and the Mac App Store. A demo is available for download. The update is free for users of version 2 and $20 from version 1. BatchOutput DOC requires macOS 10.6-10.12 and Microsoft Word 2008, 2011 or 2016.
Apr 21
MetaRaw extends functionality of Adobe Camera Raw under macOS,...
The Plugin Site (www.ThePluginSite.com) has announced version 2.50 of MetaRaw, which is the first version that is also available for the Mac. MetaRaw extends the functionality of the Adobe Camera Raw plug-in in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. It lets you open camera RAW files with Adobe Camera Raw, which are normally not supported by it, and allows applying Adobe Camera Raw to image layers. In Photoshop Elements MetaRaw provides automatic lens correction and chromatic aberration removal features for Adobe Camera Raw. Additionally MetaRaw includes its own raw converter, which has some advantages over Adobe Camera Raw. MetaRaw 2.50 now offers a version for macOS 10.6 and higher, which works in Photoshop CS3 to CC 2015 and Photoshop Elements 8 to 15. A future update will include support for Photoshop CC 2015.5 and 2017. With version 2.50 of MetaRaw 145 new camera models were added to the compatibility list, which now consists of more than 990 camera models. MetaRaw requires Adobe...
Apr 20
L-com launches 900 MHz UP-series omni-directional antennas
L-com Global Connectivity (www.L-com.com), a manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, has released a new line of Omni-directional antennas for use with 900 MHz wireless LAN, SCADA, wireless video links and 900 MHz cellular band applications. The 900 MHz UP-series antennas are low-profile, high-performance, Omni-directional antennas designed for the 900 MHz ISM band. They feature an integral N-female-type connector and a slim, 20 mm diameter, white, UV-stable, fiberglass radome for added durability. These antennas are designed with a sealed, aluminum end cap and drain holes at the base to help prevent condensation build-up inside the antenna, which helps ensure reliable performance, says L-com Product Manager Mark Blackwood. These antennas feature a rugged, industrial-grade design for all-weather performance. They include a mast mounting kit that consists of an extruded aluminum bracket and a pair of U-bolts for installation on masts up to 2.0" in diameter. To ease...
Apr 20
ATTO Technology ships new ThunderLink devices
ATTO Technology (www.atto.com) has launched new ThunderLink Thunderbolt 3 connectivity devices for both 16GB and 32GB Fibre Channel. The new devices allow customers to take full advantage of the increased bandwidth of Thunderbolt 3 with speeds of up to 2750 MB/s. They sport ATTO’s proprietary Advanced Data Streaming (ADS) and MultiPath Director technologies. The introduction of ATTO’s 3322 Thunderbolt 3 to 32Gb Fibre Channel device and 3162 Thunderbolt 3 to 16Gb Fibre Channel device also enables users to future-proof their infrastructures, taking full advantage of 4K workflows while also benefitting from the latest generation of Fibre Channel connectivity. SFP+ modules are included and have been tested for interoperability. The ThunderLink devices — compatible with macOS and Windows — come with a configuration tool to manage and monitor Thunderbolt products and ATTO HBAs from a single pane of glass. ATTO’s new ThunderLink devices will be on display and used in live demonstrations in...
Apr 20
Aircharge to support iPhone wireless integration
Aircharge and the BMW Group have signed a global deal to provide an exclusive, customised Wireless Charging Case for iPhone to take full advantage of the new in-car wireless ecosystem, which debuted in the new BMW 5 Series Sedan earlier this year. The 2017 BMW 5 Series is the first car on the market to be released with a completely wireless infotainment solution, meaning iPhones are able to wirelessly integrate with the BMW iDrive system by connecting to the car over Bluetooth instead of through a traditional Lightning cable. Integrating the smartphone into the vehicle's system allows the iPhone to be operated directly via the screen in the car, the iDrive Touch Controller, voice commands or gestures, avoiding potential distractions whilst at the wheel. Where heavy usage of apps, navigation and music may translate in a drained battery at the end of the drive, the addition of wireless charging solves this issue by keeping the device fully powered whilst in operation. With Apple yet to...
Apr 20
MovieMerge+ 3.0.1 available in the Mac App Store
Einstein's legacy (http://www.einsteinslegacy.com) has announced MovieMerge+ 3.0.1, a feature update to the video combination tool for macOS. It’s designed to help video content creators who need a tool for organizing and joining a collection of video clips together into a single movie. Version 3.0.1 includes a variety of user interface updates, gesture-based tray management, and new sharing and preview options. MovieMerge+ 3.0.1 requires macOS 10.11 or later. It costs $9.99 and is available for $9.99 at the Mac App Store in the Video category.
 

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Returner 77 (Games)
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