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Apr 19
CNS Plug-ins releases FTPit Pro 3.0
CNS Plug-ins has released FTPit Pro 3.0, an update of its FileMaker Pro plug-in that adds 64-bit support, a FTP over SSH option, and more enhancements. FTPit Pro is a FileMaker plug-in that uses FTP to transfer files to and from your computer. You can use it to upload static web pages to a website, download database upgrades from a centralized server, or write a complete FTP client within FileMaker itself. You can transfer text directly to or from fields in your database, and you can upload files that reside in container fields. The Server Edition of FTPit Pro allows you to install and use the plug-in on FileMaker Server with all its capabilities. For example, you can now do things like transfer database backups to an offsite server directly from the FileMaker Server machine, use the plug-in with Web Direct, or harness Perform Script On Server from FileMaker Go devices. Download a copy today to explore the many features of this plug-in. FTPit Pro is available immediately at http://...
Apr 19
Mach Software Design introduces Alien News for macOS
Mach Software Design (http://machsoftwaredesign.com/) has introduced Alien News 1.0 for macOS, a news reader app. Built from the ground up for tab and Touch Bar support, Alien News provides unlimited windows and Reddit accounts. Users can search with a single click, leave comments, view their private messages, view saved articles, even view recent user activity and more. If you have a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, top news stories will automatically scroll across the Touch Bar, mimicking the scrolling headlines on television news programs. You can browse your favorite subreddits and discover new subreddits and articles under the Explore View. Virtually every button you see in the app can be Command-Clicked to open it in a new Tab. You can also right-click to open articles, comments, web pages, and subreddits in new windows. What’s more, Alien News includes a Dark Mode that switches the entire application to black with a single click. Alien News requires macOS 10.12 or higher and a...
Apr 19
Sonnet's Echo Express III-D, Echo Express III-R available...
Sonnet Technologies (www.sonnettech.com) has announced that its $899 Echo Express III-D (desktop) and $999 Echo Express III-R (rackmount) Thunderbolt-to-PCI Express (PCIe) three-slot expansion chassis are now shipping with full support for Thunderbolt 3. With the new interface, both systems enable users of Mac® computers equipped with 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, such as the new MacBook Pro, to take advantage of Thunderbolt 3's 2750 MB/s of PCI Express bandwidth to support more fully even the most demanding, highest-performance adapter cards, says Robert Farnsworth, CEO of Sonnet Technologies. The Echo Express III-D and Echo Express III-R Thunderbolt 3 Editions provide one x16 and two x8 PCIe 3.0 slots to support three full-length, full-height, single-width PCIe cards. The III-D and III-R Thunderbolt 3 editions support the use of every Thunderbolt 3- and macOS-compatible PCIe card available, including professional video capture, audio interface, 16Gb and 8Gb Fibre Channel (FC...
Apr 19
Splitt 1.1.1 is now available in the Mac App Store
Einstein's legacy (http://www.einsteinslegacy.com) has released Splitt 1.1.1, a feature update to the video splicing application for macOS. 

 The app lets you cut your movies into an arbitrary number of segments. Splitt features include organization, segment previews and precise navigation mode, which gives you frame-accurate control over the length of each segment. Version 1.1.1 features a new segment preview panel, individual segment sharing and greater feedback for preventing errant segment creation. Splitt 1.1.1 requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It’s available for $9.99 at the Mac App Store in the Video category
Apr 19
Theme Inn revamps bundle for MS Office template app
Theme Inn (http://themeinn.com/) has announced Office Mill - Templates Bundle for MS Office 5.9.5, an update to the theme app for macOS. It offers over 2,900 designs for Word documents, 320 spreadsheet templates for Excel, 210 slideshow themes for PowerPoint, and 2,000 images for illustrating just about any content. Version 5.9.5 features over 150 previously unreleased designs as well, as a new product icon. Office Mill - Templates Bundle for MS Office requires macOS 10.10 or higher. It costs $39.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category.
Apr 19
LaCie previews the 2big Dock Thunderbolt 3
LaCie (www.lacie.com) has previewed the next version of its 2big professional 2-bay RAID storage solution, which adds Thunderbolt 3 technology. Designed by Neil Poulton, it’s also a docking station that provides ports for connecting other devices. Through a single cable, the LaCie 2big Dock simplifies and centralizes the desktop by directly connecting to a laptop, SD Cards, Compact Flash Cards and other devices. With up to 20TB of storage—a 25% increase over the previous version—the LaCie 2big Dock offers professionals enough space for large video and photo libraries including up to 650 hours of 4K 30fps footage or 200,000 raw images. With speeds of up to 440MB/s, users can transfer one hour of 4K footage in one minute. Front-facing SD and CF Card slots allow users to directly ingest files off memory cards from a drone, DSLR, GoPro and other devices into Adobe Lightroom or Premiere Pro. The USB 3.0 hub charges a phone or connects a shuttle drive or digital camera to offload footage or...
Apr 18
Matrox announces new IP KVM technology
Matrox (www.matrox.com) has launched the Matrox Extio 3, which it describes as the world’s first IP KVM product supporting 4K60 4:4:4 video, keyboard, and mouse, as well as USB 2.0 and audio at low bit rates over standard Gigabit Ethernet. Complementing the current Matrox Extio and Avio product lines, the Extio 3 advances Matrox's offerings in high-performance KVM products for knowledge workers, says Caroline Injoyan, the company’s business development manage. The Extio 3 is purportedly capable of providing 4K60 4:4:4, desktop-quality video at 5% of the bandwidth required by most other solutions available in the market today. It supports DisplayPort 1.2 connectivity with a maximum resolution of 3840x2160@60Hz in true color. 
Compatible with existing network infrastructure, Extio 3 offers flexible deployment options; supporting both standard copper and fiber optic cabling. Integrable as a either a point-to-point or networked KVM extender, this new product creates a scalable and cost-...
Apr 18
Apple posts second public betas of macOS Sierra 10.12.5, iOS 10....
Apple has released the second public betas of macOS Sierra 10.12.5 and iOS 10.3.2 public beta number two. The former is a minor update that focuses on bug fixes and speed improvements.The latter offers under-the-hood bug fixes and security improvements. If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do so at https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/. The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.
Apr 18
Deframe 2.1.1 is now available in the Mac App Store
Einstein's legacy (www.einsteinslegacy.com) has rolled out Deframe 2.1.1, a feature update to their video post-production utility for the Mac. The app provides a way to extract, re-purpose and re-use the images and segments within your video assets. The 2.1.1 update introduces a number of user interface refinements, instant import for greater interoperability with the Finder and enhanced support for high-resolution imaging. Deframe 2.1.1 requires macOS 10.11 or higher and costs $19.99. It’s available at the Mac App Store in the Video category.
Apr 18
Graphic Inspector now lets you choose your image editing app
Zevrix Solutions has announced Graphic Inspector 2.2, a feature update to its quality control solution for images and vector files. The software solves the problem of quickly locating files with specific resolution, color, spot channels, fonts and other attributes. The app can also search metadata, report image compression, and save search criteria in workflow specific presets. Version 2.2 lets users select image editing app of their choice instead of opening files with default program. Graphic Inspector can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $19.95. It’s free with purchase of PDF Checkpoint or InPreflight Pro for Adobe InDesign. A demo is available for download. The 2.2 update is free for users of previous versions. Graphic Inspector requires macOS 10.5 and higher.
Apr 18
AKVIS releases NatureArt 9.0 for macOS, Windows
AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has released NatureArt 9.0 for macOS and Windows. It’s an update of the software for imitating natural phenomena on digital photos. Version 9.0 provides better display capabilities by implementing a new interface with support for 4k and 5k displays. Additionally, the program offers full compatibility with Photoshop CC 2017. On the Mac platform, NatureArt runs on macOS 10.7 and higher. The product is available as a standalone application and as a plug-in filter for image editors. A NatureArt Home license sells for $72, a Deluxe license for $106, and a Business license for $189. One license key allows activating and using the software on two computers. A demo is available for download. Version 9.0 is a free upgrade for recent buyers, as well for those who bought “1 Year of Updates” during the last 12 month. Users whose license isn’t valid for the new version can get NatureArt 9.0 for $14.95.
Apr 17
Apple posts new developer betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS Sierra 10....
Apple has released new developer betas of iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5. Developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the App Store.
Apr 17
BudgetWrangler 1.8 update released for Mac and Windows
Sir Reel Pictures has released BudgetWrangler 1.8, a feature update to its personal budgeting and finance software for Mac and Windows. The upgrade boasts the use of multiple international currencies, as well as adds dozens of interface improvements. Budget Wrangler 1.8 requires MacOS Yosemite or higher and Windows 7 or greater. For a limited time, it’s priced at $49.95 and can be downloaded from the product website (http://budgetwrangler.com).
Apr 17
PhotoStory 1.0.1 now available in the Mac App Store
Einstein's legacy (http://www.einsteinslegacy.com) has introduced PhotoStory 1.0.1, an image-to-video transformation app for the Mac. It turns a collection of images into a digital movie for use in promotion, storytelling or for creating time-lapsed applications. PhotoStory features modern codecs, variable speed playback and a WYSIWYG [what you see is what you get] user interface. You can share the output movie using Vimeo, Facebook and other Internet services. With PhotoStory, you can drag and drop images into the desired order for output or sort the collection according to name or date. Set the playback rate by hand or choose from almost 20 frame-rate-based preset options. Control the background color and placement of images within the frame of the output movie PhotoStory allows you to create new movies in a variety of formats for a range of devices and playback situations. The app requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It’s available for $9.99 at the Mac App Store in the Video category.
Apr 14
Screen mirroring from Mac to Chromecast now available from...
The folks at AirBeamTV has released the Mirror for Chromecast app on the Mac App Store and on their website (https://www.airbeam.tv). Screen mirroring (sometimes called screen casting) allows you to see the screen of your Mac, or any external display connected to your Mac, on your TV. The Mirror for Chromecast app works on Chromecast 1 and 2 devices and the new Chromecast Ultra. Because the connection between the Mac and the TV is based on Google Cast technology, the Mirror for Chromecast app also works on Smart TVs based on the Android TV operating system, such as the latest models from Sony and Philips, says Jan van Ottele, co-founder and CEO of AirBeamTV. Whatever you can play on your Mac, can also play on your Chromecast, he adds. Mirror for Chromecast costs $9.99. A demo is available at the AirBeam TV website.
Apr 14
Synology introduces DiskStation DS1517+, DS1817+, and expansion...
Synology Inc. (www.synology.com) has launched the DiskStation DS1517+ and DS1817+, together with the Expansion Unit DX517. The scalable 5-bay and 8-bay tower servers offer a network-attached storage (NAS) solution for tech enthusiasts and small/medium-sized businesses. The DS1517+ and DS1817+ include a PCIe slot, which allows users to install an optional 10GbE network interface card or Synology’s new M2D17 M.2 SATA SSD adapter. In addition, the DS1517+ and DS1817+ both come in 2GB and 8GB memory configurations, which can be upgraded to 16GB thanks to the accessible memory compartment. Installing an additional network interface card allows enthusiasts and businesses to take advantage of up to two 10GbE ports to boost maximum throughput. When combined with the Intel Atom quad-core 2.4GHz processor and equipped with optional dual channel memory, DS1517+ and DS1817+ can deliver sequential throughput performance up to 1,179 MB/s reading and 542 MB/s writing speeds. With the introduction...
Apr 13
Indigo Domotics debuts Indigo 7 for macOS
Indigo Domotics has released Indigo 7 (https://www.indigodomo.com/), an update to their smart home server for macOS. Included in this release is support for over 65 additional Z-Wave devices, including locks, thermostats, sensors, and lighting controllers. Also new is improvements to the third party developer API (application programming interface), resulting in several new 3rd party plugins for integration with: LIFX, Nest, Philips Hue, Sonos, Amazon Echo, and Harmony Remotes. With Indigo, users can monitor and control lights, appliances, thermostats, locks, lawn sprinklers and dozens of other items found in the home. Indigo 7 costs $249.95. Owners of some previous versions of Indigo are eligible for an upgrade discount. Also available is a demo version. Indigo runs on macOS 10.7 or greater.
Apr 13
Maintain serves up Cocktail 10.3.2 (Sierra Edition)
Maintain has served up Cocktail 10.3.2 (Sierra Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running macOS Sierra. It’s a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. Version 10.3.2 adds the ability to disable caching in Safari, ability to show Other (users) button in the login window and ability to enable dark mode in Spotlight. It also fixes an issue where few settings were non-persistent and contains other stability improvements. Cocktail (Sierra Edition) requires macOS Sierra 10.12 to run. It costs $19 for a single user license and available for purchase from the Maintain website (http://www.maintain.se/cocktail). A demo is available for download.
Apr 13
Apple updates iMovie and Final Cut Pro X for the Mac
Apple has updated iMovie and Final Cut Pro X for the Mac. Both are available at the Mac App Store The iMovie upgrade (version 10.1.5) is mainly a maintenance upgrade that fixes an issue which could add a red tint to video imported from some camcorders. It also addresses an issue which prevented some videos shot on iPhone from appearing in the import window and improves performance and stability. iMovie is Apple’s $14.99 videography tool for consumers. Its prosumer sibling, Final Cut Pro X ($299.99), has been revved to version 10.3.3. It adds: the ability to expand the width of the Inspector to view and adjust effect parameters; faster redraw of audio waveforms when using clips that are being imported while recorded to disk; a Diamond icon in the Timeline Index to show when the user has modified display of roles in the timeline; more color options in the Role Editor; and several bug fixes and performance tweaks.
Apr 13
BatchOutput for Microsoft Excel can now split Workbook into...
Zevrix Solutions has released BatchOutput XLS 2.4, a feature update to its output automation solution for Microsoft Excel. In addition to batch printing and PDF conversion, the software lets Mac users carry out professional PDF production directly from Excel and repurpose Office spreadsheets for web and mobile devices. Version 2.4 lets users split Excel workbooks into single sheet PDF files, improves application of PDF color tone filters and enhances memory management. BatchOutput XLS can be purchased for $39.95 from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com). It requires macOS 10.6 or higher and Microsoft Excel 2008, 2011 or 2016.
Apr 12
Hover Camera Passport available at Apple online, retail stores
Zero Zero Robotics has announced that its flagship flying camera, Hover Camera Passport (Passport), is now available exclusively on Apple.com and in Apple stores in five countries (U.S., Canada, China, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom) for $499.95. Additional countries and regions will be added next month. It’s a self-flying camera powered by proprietary artificial intelligence. The Hover Camera Passport Apple-exclusive bundle includes a Passport, the flagship travel-friendly size flying camera, along with the essentials: two batteries, one charger, adapter and a carry bag. Starting in select Apple stores today, customers can see a demonstration of Hover Camera Passport in flight and the use of the facial recognition and gesture control features. According to MQ Wang, founder and CEO of Zero Zero Robotics, the Passport is now compatible with Apple video editing software including iMovie and Final Cut Pro X. By connecting your Passport to a Mac, you can download your photo and video...
Apr 12
Apple updates TestFlight, its iOS app tester
Apple has released an update to TestFlight (http://tinyurl.com/m6928dj), its free iOS app testing platform that’s part of iTunes Connect. It now provides multiple build support, enhanced group capabilities, and improved tester management—making it even easier to test your apps. TestFlight now lets you distribute and test multiple builds at the same time, so testers can choose from a number of builds to test. What’s more, TestFlight groups have changed. Apple says you can now do more with them, like create groups of TestFlight users, and each group can test a different build. To get you started, Apple has added all of your existing external testers to the group “External Testers,” which you can edit at any time. Testers can continue testing a build when it goes live on the App Store. Apple says this minimizes disruptions. iTunes Connect users can also access all active builds, letting them seamlessly compare different builds and you can easily resend invitations to testers who have...
Apr 12
Total War: WARHAMMER coming to the Mac on April 18
Feral Interactive says Total War: WARHAMMER for macOS, powered by Metal, Apple’s new graphics API (application programming interface) will be released on Tuesday, April 18. The game was developed for Windows PC by Creative Assembly in partnership with Games Workshop, and published by SEGA. Here’s how the game is described: “Total War: WARHAMMER for Mac, a game of grand strategy and high fantasy, is the union of three forces: Creative Assembly’s Total War series, Games Workshop’s magical setting of Warhammer Fantasy Battles, and Metal, innovative technology from Apple that brings impressive performance and graphics to Mac games. “A fantasy strategy game of colossal proportions, Total War: WARHAMMER combines an addictive turn-based campaign of skillful empire-building with explosive real-time battles as players strive to conquer all at the head of one of four mythic Races. “The deep and rich universe of Warhammer opens a new era for Total War by taking the series into a magical realm of...
Apr 12
VPN Unlimited now features DNS Firewall
KeepSolid has announced an VPN Unlimited (https://www.vpnunlimitedapp.com/) update to the virtual private network service. It provides online security with encryption along with high connection speed and with no restrictions. Featuring DNS Firewall, this new version blocks malware, ads and tracking web resources. In addition to a VPN service, now VPN Unlimited has features for browsing the web securely, privately and protected. VPN Unlimited is a cross-platform service, available for macOS, iOS, Android, Windows, Windows Phone, Linux, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. For the first two platforms, it’s available at the Apple App Store and Mac App Store. It’s free, but does tout in-app purchases.
Apr 12
CS Odessa announces Chess Solution for ConceptDraw Pro
CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has introduced a $25 Chess Solution designed to be used with ConceptDraw Pro 11. The new Chess Solution is now available in ConceptDraw Solution Park, which is compatible with macOS 10.10 and higher. The new libraries, samples, and templates permit one to describe the play and strategy of chess play. The professional objects in this solution are designed to make it easy to show how games develop. There’s also one template included that permits live play over a local network. The interactive template displays some of the dynamic properties of ConceptDraw Smart Objects.
Apr 11
Apple seeds second public beta of iOS 10.3.2
Apple has released iOS 10.3.2 public beta number two. The beta should offer under-the-hood bug fixes and security improvements. If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do so at https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/. The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.
Apr 11
Apple seeds second public beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.5
Apple has released the second public beta of its next update (10.12.5) for macOS Sierra. It’s a minor update that focuses on bug fixes and speed improvements. If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do so at https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/. The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.
Apr 11
Dalet announces Adobe Premiere Pro CC integration
Dalet has released a new version of its Dalet Xtend plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro CC. It connects Adobe Premiere Pro CC users to the Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management (MAM) and Orchestration platform, providing a direct gateway to metadata-rich assets and facilitating collaboration with users such as journalists, prep editors, sports producers and other production personnel on the Dalet Galaxy platform. The new HTML-5 Dalet Xtend panel for Adobe Premiere Pro CC adds support for multi-sequence export, locator inheritance, configurable metadata forms for exporting content, and support for the “while” scenarios when exporting from Adobe Premiere Pro. By connecting via the Dalet Xtend plugin, editors working on Adobe Premiere Pro can import media, including shot selections, sequences and EDLs, made by other users on the Dalet Galaxy platform, as well as previously saved Adobe Premiere Pro Projects and Sequences. Adobe Premiere Pro users have instant access to content in the Dalet...
Apr 11
Western Digital expands G-DRIVE storage portfolio
Western Digital Corp. has expanded its G-Technology brand G-DRIVE storage portfolio with the G-DRIVE USB-C device. The new drive provides USB-C connectivity for next-generation Mac and PC computers while simultaneously charging compatible USB-C devices like the latest MacBook and MacBook Pro computers. Available in capacities up to 10TB, the G-DRIVE USB-C device is built to provide expansive capacity for storage of HD videos, photos, music, backups and more in a stylish extruded aluminum enclosure. This G-DRIVE device features the USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface with USB-C connector. It ships with a USB-C to USB-A cable for compatibility with traditional systems with a USB-A connector. With USB Power Delivery, G-Technology’s G-DRIVE USB-C device provides up to 45 watts of charging capability through the USB-C port, so users can charge the latest MacBook or MacBook Pro without the need of a separate charger, says Mike Williams, vice president of Advanced Technologies, Western Digital. The G-...
Apr 11
Karma launches pay-as-you-go Wi-Fi service
Karma Mobility has launched DRIFT (http://www.yourkarma.com), a pay-as-you-go Wi-Fi service. Coupled with the Karma Go device, it can be used across the U.S> in over 460 cities. DRIFT uses a 4G LTE connection and falls back to CDMA 3G in the most remote areas where 4G LTE coverage isn’t available. Laptops, tablets and phones can all purportedly connect within 100 feet of the Karma Go device which weighs 2.3 ounces and has a battery life up to six hours and 220 hours of standby time. The pay-as-you-go DRIFT service costs $3 per month and $10 per GB used. Customers who share their connection get free data while sharing and earn a $1 credit for every guest that connects. Customers can manage their account and data on their phone and via the web with the ability to change their plan at any time. DRIFT requires no contracts, has no hidden fees and customers can cancel at any time.
Apr 11
B-Eng introduces Anti-Virus Lite for Mac
B-Eng has introduced Anti Virus Lite 1.0 (http://www.b-eng.ch), anti-virus software for the Mac. The app offers detection of encrypted viruses, malware, adware, trojans, and even detects viruses that are hidden in compressed files. An adware scanner is included Anti Virus Lite requires macOS 10.10. It costs $4.99 and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category.
Apr 10
Prosoft Engineering announces Drive Genius 5
Prosoft Engineering (https://www.prosofteng.com) has released Drive Genius 5, an update of the macOS utility that optimizes and automates your hard drive maintenance. The upgrade sports new Malware Scan and (APFS Apple Files System) compatibility. The new Malware Scan tool allows you to scan drives for malware. Drive Pulse performs "Live" malware scans of well-known download folders automatically. There's also improved support for 10.12.x Bootwell drive creation. Drive Genius 5 requires macOS 10.10 or higher. Pricing starts at $99, and a demo is available for download.
Apr 10
Apple posts four new developer betas
Apple has released developer betas of macOS 10.12.5, iOS 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2 and tvOS 10.2.1. Registered developers Developers can obtain them at the Apple Developer Center.
Apr 10
ToneBands launches a line of Apple Watch bands
ToneBands (http://tonebands.com) has launched a line of sport-style silicone bands for the Apple Watch. The initial line comes in three colors: white, gray and lavender. All three colors come with black latching pins to match space gray and space black watches. In the future, ToneBands hopes to expand into offering a wider variety of colors and styles, and to expand into other colored pins as well, according to company co-founder, Cameron Banga. The bands retail for $18 individually, or $39 for a three-pac. They’re available for purchase now.
Apr 10
B-Eng rolls out Anti Virus Plus for macOS
B-Eng has introduced Anti Virus Plus for macOS. It’s a virus scanner and vulnerability detector that the company says recognizes more than six million different viruses. Anti Virus Plus comes with a full vulnerability detector, a port scanner and an automatic directory scanner, as well as a drag and drop scanner where newly added files are scanned automatically. The vulnerability scanner detects loopholes and unsecure security settings for encrypted viruses, malware, adware and trojans. Anti Virus Plus runs on macOS 10.11 or newer. It’s available for $19.99 at the B-Eng webpage (http://www.b-eng.ch/product/anti-virus/).
Apr 10
VDOMint for macOS gets user interface refinements, more
Macubes has announced VDOMint 1.1 (http://vdomint.com/), an update to the free app that provides Mac users with a menu bar for YouTube. Features include a shortcut key setting for go-to, quick access and more. Offering new user interface refinements, version 1.1 also includes drag and drop support in the status bar and player window from YouTube URLs, as well as bug fixes. VDOMint 1.1 requires macOS 10.10 or later.
Apr 07
B-Eng updates SSD Speeder for Mac -
B-Eng (http://www.b-eng.ch) has updated their SSD Speeder app for the Mac. It allows anyone to create a RAM disk to speed up Safari and provide a longer life time for solid state drives. A RAM disk can be used to store data that needs to live only until you shut down your computer. The SSD Speeder update mainly addresses mainly visual aspects of the app, as well as stability improvements under specific circumstances. SSD Speeder costs $19.99 for new users. The update is free for existing users.
Apr 07
TunesKit DRM removal tools get iTunes 12.6 support
TunesKit Software (www.tuneskit.com) has rolled out updates to three of its DRM removal products for the Mac, including DRM Media Converter ($44.95), DRM Audiobook Converter ($34.95) and Apple Music Converter ($34.95). All three solutions add support for iTunes 12.6. The apps allow Mac users to remove DRM from iTunes movies, TV shows, Apple Music and audiobooks. You can convert protected M4V files to unprotected videos, including MP4, MOV, M4V, AVI, MKV, FLV and more. Demos are available for all three TunesKit products.
Apr 06
Nvidia announces Titan Xp GPU, beta Pascal drivers for the Mac
Nvidia (www.nvidia.com) has announced its $1,200 Titan Xp GPU [graphics processing unit], as well as news that new beta Pascal drivers are coming next week for the Mac. The company says it pushes more cores, faster clocks, faster memory and more TFLOPS than its predecessor, the 2016 Pascal-powered Titan X. Stats for the Titan Xp include: 12GB of GDDR5X memory running at 11.4 Gbp; 3,840 CUDA cores running at 1.6GHz; and 12 TFLOPs of “brute force.” Nvidia says its making the GPU open to the Mac community with new Pascal drivers, coming later this month.
Apr 06
Western Digital unveils its first WD Portable SSD
Western Digital (www.wdc.com) has introduced its fastest WD brand portable drive yet: the My Passport SSD. It boasts speeds of up to 515 MB/second and is designed for the latest generation of computers with a USB Type-C port, such as the 2016 MacBook Pros. The My Passport SSD is USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gb/s) ready with a USB Type-C to Type-C cable and an adapter to use with the more traditional USB Type-A ports found on many computers. It offers 256-bit AES hardware encryption and password protection, and is also 6.5-foot drop tested for shock-resistance to withstand 1500G of force, to help keep precious data safe. The new drive is available in 1TB, 512GB and 256GB capacities, and comes with WD Backup software that enables users to automatically back up their stuff. The My Passport SSD is backed by a three-year limited warranty, and is available in the U.S. from BestBuy.com, and available worldwide at select e-tailers and retailers this quarter. The My Passport SSD has manufacturer’s...
Apr 06
BenQ ships color-critical monitor with single-Cable USB-C...
BenQ America (http://www.benq.us) has launched the PD2710QC, a $599, 100% sRGB and Rec. 709 monitor that includes a USB-C Docking Station for MacBook and PC users. Designers can charge devices, transfer data, transmit audio and video, and connect to the Internet, all through the convenience of a single cable, according to J.Y. Hu, vice president, business line management at BenQ America Corp. Simultaneously delivering up to 61 watts of power to a laptop or mobile device, the 27-inch (2560x1440) IPS LED display's single 5-Gbps Super Speed USB-C connection powers its integrated hub and features multiple audio, video, network, and USB ports in addition to uncompressed 2K QHD video quality. The USB-C Docking Station sports an edge-to-edge, four-sided slim bezel design and space grey metal finishing. Using the screen's DisplayPort output and built-in multi-stream transport technology (MST), users can expand their workspace across multiple monitors. In addition, the included Display Pilot...
Apr 06
Server Ranger for macOS upgraded to version 1.5
LibertyApp has rolled out Server Ranger 1.5 (http://www.serverranger.com), the latest version of the website and server monitoring solution for macOS platform. The utility scales to monitor the performance and uptime of any number of servers, as well as any type of server, including web, mail, file, routers and more. The app can send multiple alerts when a server's latency is unacceptable or if the server has gone offline. Version 1.5 brings new features, such as an integrated main window, new filters on the server logs, and more. Server Ranger 1.5 is available as a one-time purchase of $39.99 from the Mac App Store. It has no in-app purchases and requires no subscriptions or other monthly fees. It is a free upgrade for all current customers.
Apr 06
TunesKit releases iTunes Free Video Cutter for the Mac
TunesKit Software has unveiled TunesKit Free Video Cutter (http://tinyurl.com/kvkbj82), its first video editing software for macOS. It has editing features like PIP, voice over, transition, overlay effects, and more. TunesKit Free Video Cutter is a tool that can purportedly cut any video with 100% lossless quality. The app includes a timeline based editing window, offering precise trimming settings. It supports video formats such as like MP4, M4V, MOV, MPEG, AVI, and more. TunesKit Free Video Cutter supports macOS 10.12. and higher.
Apr 06
KeynotePro announces three themes for Keynote 7
KeynotePro (http://www.keynotepro.com) has announced the introduction of thee new themes for the updated Keynote 7. Disruptor is an “assertive, modern pitch-deck” theme designed for tech start-ups and innovators. KeyStation NXT is a web-inspired theme optimized for building Keynote-powered kiosks and interactive presentations. And Chelsea is a fashion-oriented theme that blends modern texture with classic type to create a unique interplay of styles. Disruptor, KeyStation NXT and Chelsea Standard Editions are available for immediate download for $24.95 or in a bundle with two other standard edition themes for $64.95. Pro editions containing both standard and widescreen HD themes are available for $34.95, or in a bundle with two other pro edition themes for $89.85.
Apr 06
Syncro Soft announces a new release of Oxygen XML products
Syncro Soft, the developer of the Oxygen XML suite of products, has announced the availability of version 19.0 of its XML editing suite of products, Oxygen XML Editor, Author, Developer, Web Author, and WebHelp. It offers features and improvements designed to make your XML authoring and developing experience more productive and powerful, according to the folks at Syncro Soft. Oxygen 19.0 can be freely evaluated for 30 days from http://www.oxygenxml.com/download.html. To purchase Oxygen XML Editor, Author, Developer or WebHelp, go to the Oxygen XML store at http://www.oxygenxml.com/buy.html.
Apr 05
Xeric Design rolls out Cinematica 3
Xeric Design has rolled out Cinematica 3 (http://www.xericdesign.com/cinematica.php), an update of its video management software for the Mac. The app lets you manage your video library in detail, keeping track of dozens of properties for each video. You can sort and search by multiple criteria and technical properties, customize keywords and collection icons, and use smart collections to catalogue all your videos. Version 3 adds a modern toolbar with more than a dozen options, support for AV Foundation and FFmpeg importers, new storyboard options including full Retina support, support for posters and text descriptions, and more. Cinematic 3 requires macOS 10.10 or later. Licenses start at $39.99, while upgrades from previous versions start at $19.99.
Apr 05
AKVIS releases Fairy-Tale Pack
AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has released Fairy-Tale Pack, a $17 frame pack designed around fairy tales and legends. The frame collection includes 100 templates intended for use with AKVIS Frames and AKVIS ArtSuite. The collection includes 100 picture frames created by professional artists: 50 horizontal and 50 vertical variants for each design. To use AKVIS frame packs, you need to have installed one of following programs: AKVIS Frames (available for free) or AKVIS ArtSuite (10-day free trial download). On the Mac platform, the apps require macOS 10.7 or higher.
Apr 05
QNAP supports VMWare SRM 6.5
QNAP’s Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) for the QES operating system now supports VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.5, providing enterprise-class remote backup and disaster recovery solutions to fulfill business continuity needs. You can deploy your remote backup & disaster recovery solutions now with the Enterprise ZFS NAS featuring dual active-active controllers, or the more affordable TES-x85U series capable of running either the QTS or QES operating systems. Go to www.qnap.com for more info.
Apr 04
Mac-compatible Lil Tanks now available on Steam
Lil Tanks is now available on Steam (http://tinyurl.com/lykm627) for Mac, Windows and Linux systems for $7.99 (20% off). The game will return to its original $9.99 pricing on April 11. The game pays homage to genre classics and offers both single-player and co-op gameplay. Here's how the game is described: “The Cuur have invaded Earth and started terraforming the planet – reshaping the terrain and tinkering with the atmosphere. In a last-ditch effort, Humanity’s greatest minds have come together to create a prototype vehicle program – code-named ‘Lil Tanks.’ “You’re dropped right in the middle of a chaotic battlefield where quick reflexes and weapon mastery are critical to victory. Be prepared to face off against more than 20 unique enemies – including laser turrets, aircraft, mechs, and deadly bosses who will stop at nothing to destroy your tank. Battle the Cuur across four different environments ranging from deserts and swamps to tundras and volcanic wastes. Luckily, a companion Lil...
Apr 04
EditShare unveils Lightworks Video Editor 14.0
EditShare (http://www.editshare.com) has unveiled Lightworks NLE version 14.0, which sports a new look and an extensive list of new features to benefit YouTubers and social marketers, as well as indie and corporate video makers. It’s compatible with macOS, Windows, and Linux systems. Used to create films such as “Pulp Fiction” and “The King’s Speech,” version 14.0 of Lightworks boasts a new fixed layout user interface withVFX capabilities, plus integrated royalty-free premium audio and video content from partners Audio Network and Pond5. For those just stepping into video making, Lightworks offers a free version with all the tools – the only restriction is on output formats (Vimeo and YouTube 720p max). The Lightworks Pro version can be purchased as needed; go monthly, annually or get the outright license, which includes Boris Graffiti and FX packages.
 

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