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Jan 24
Swift Playgrounds revved to version 2.0
Apple has updated Swift Playgrounds, a free iPad app (available at the Apple App Store) to teach kids of any age basic coding skills in Swift, to version 2.0. Now you can subscribe to playgrounds from your favorite third party creators, then browse and download their content directly within Swift Playgrounds. Other changes include: ° Subscriptions automatically show new playgrounds when available and alert you to updates. ° New robots including IBM's TJBot and Mekamon are available from the Add Subscriptions button. ° New content gallery shows all playgrounds including third-party subscriptions in a single view. ° Documentation for iOS features and commands is now available from the Help button and the tools menu. ° Locations button lets you open playgrounds from the Files app on your iPad. ° Third-party robot playgrounds previously included in the app are now available directly from their respective authors when you browse subscriptions.
Jan 24
Apple releases Xcode 9.3 beta for developers
Apple has released the first beta of Xcode 9.3 for developers. Xcode is a free developer tool for Apple’s various operating systems. Version 9.3 fixes bugs and improves compilation times for projects in the company’s Swift programming language. Xcode 9.3 is available via the Apple Developer Program.
Jan 24
Rogue Amoeba announces Farrago sound app for the Mac
Rogue Amoeba has announced Farrago, a new soundboard app for the Mac. It allows performers to quickly play sound bites, audio effects, and music clips. The folks at Rogue Amoeba say that fast triggering via keyboard or mouse is coupled with robust playback options including fades, adjustable in/out points, and more. Audio management is handed via the tile-based interface. The tile layout can be adjusted thanks to the “limitless number of sets allow grouping in any way imaginable.” Podcasters can use Farrago to include musical accompaniment and sound effects during recording sessions, while theater techs can run the audio for live shows. What’s more, podcasters can use Farrago in conjunction with Rogue Amoeba’s audio routing tool Loopback and their audio recorder Audio Hijack. Farrago requires macOS 10.10 or higher. A demo is available for download (https://rogueamoeba.com/farrago/). The unrestricted full version of the software is regularly priced at $49. For a limited time, however...
Jan 24
Apple announces ‘effortless solution’ bringing health records to...
Apple has introduced what it says is a “significant update” to the Health app with the iOS 11.3 beta, debuting a feature for customers to see their medical records right on their iPhone. The updated Health Records section within the Health app brings together hospitals, clinics and the existing Health app to make it easy for consumers to see their available medical data from multiple providers whenever they choose. Johns Hopkins Medicine, Cedars-Sinai, Penn Medicine and other participating hospitals and clinics are among the first to make this beta feature available to their patients. In the past, patients’ medical records were held in multiple locations, requiring patients to log into each care provider’s website and piece together the information manually. Apple COO Jeff Williams says Apple worked with the healthcare community to take a consumer-friendly approach, creating Health Records based on FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources), a standard for transferring...
Jan 24
Apple previews iOS 11.3
Apple says that iOS 11.3 will arrive this spring with “exciting new ways to experience augmented reality on iPhone and iPad, new Animoji on iPhone X and the ability to view health records in the Health app. Along with iOS 11.3, the tech giant has rolled out ARKit 1.5 to developers to provide even more immersive AR experiences. In addition to horizontal surfaces like tables and chairs, ARKit can now recognize and place virtual objects on vertical surfaces like walls and doors, and can more accurately map irregularly shaped surfaces like circular tables. Using advanced computer vision techniques to find and recognize the position of 2D images such as signs, posters, and artwork, ARKit can integrate these real world images into AR experiences such as filling a museum with interactive exhibits or bringing a movie poster to life. The view of the real world through the camera now has 50% greater resolution and supports auto-focus for an even sharper perspective. Apple says Animoji have...
Jan 24
CS Odessa adds ORM Diagrams Solution
CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has announced new additions to the ConceptDraw Solution Park. These free additions provide support for data modeling and software engineering with new visualization tools. The Object-role Modeling (ORM) Diagrams solution extends ConceptDraw Pro 11 software by adding new libraries, samples, and templates. ConceptDraw Pro is a graphics and diagramming product with a set of tools to make flowcharts, swim lane diagrams, charts, and reports. It’s compatible with macOS and Windows. ConceptDraw Pro retails for $199 per end user license. It’s also included in ConceptDraw Office 4, which retails for $499.
Jan 24
QNAP releases Cinema28
QNAP Systems has released Cinema28 (https://tinyurl.com/y7ynnqh6), a multi-zone multimedia application that allows for single-interface management of multimedia playback, streaming, and more. Cinema28 turns a QNAP NAS into a multimedia hub that provides greater convenience for users to stream media files to connected devices throughout every corner of a house. It integrates the streaming functionalities of QNAP’s existing applications (including Photo Station, Video Station and Music Station) into a single app, allowing users to centrally manage all of the media files on their NAS and linked storage devices. No matter where the playback devices (including PC, smart TV, and mobile devices) are located, users can simply drag-and-drop files or playlists onto them for direct playback. Cinema28 can play audio using speakers connected to the NAS line-out, USB ports, and Bluetooth devices. Video playback is supported using the NAS HDMI port, HD Player, DLNA devices, Apple TV, and Chromecast...
Jan 23
iTunes 12.7.3 released with HomePod support
Apple has released iTunes 12.7.3 for macOS with support for the upcoming HomePod. You can use the improved AirPlay menu to choose the wireless speaker and control what plays next with your Apple Music subscription. iTunes 12.7.3 is available on the Mac App Store, as well as via the Apple Software update on Windows.
Jan 23
Apple releases updates of macOS High Sierra, iOS, watchOS, tvOS
Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5. Apple says macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 provides security and feature improvements — including a bug fix for a glitch that allowed the Mac App Store menu in System Preferences to be unlocked with any password. . It can be downloaded directly from the Mac App Store or through the Software Update function in the Mac App Store on all compatible Macs that are already running macOS High Sierra. iOS 11.2.5 also offers bug fixes, including one that allowed a malicious link to freeze the Messages app on iOS devices. It also adds support for the upcoming HomePod and Siri Audio News. The update can be downloaded for free on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update. watchOS 4.2.2 also provides “improvements and bug fixes.” It can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --...
Jan 23
Twocanoes Software releases TCM for the Mac
Twocanoes Software has released TCM, a solution to manage Macs from a web browser such as Safari or Chrome. The company says you can take a screenshot, open an app, open a web page, reboot a computer, send a UNIX command, reboot to Windows all without leaving your desk or your coffee shop. Organizations can use TCM to create simplified web views so authorized users can sign into and only see a web page with a specific group of Macs and limited tasks, according to the folks at Twocanoes. You can keep Macs up-to-date instantly using TCM. TCM is available immediately from Twocanoes Software (https://twocanoes.com/products/mac/tcm/) starting at $299 for up to 30 Macs. A demo is available for download. Education and tiered pricing is available.
Jan 23
AKVIS releases ArtSuite 13
AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has revved ArtSuite, its photo decoration software, to version 13, which adds new features and modifications, including the new Random Patterns frame, updated Texture Library, new default frames, Frame Packs Manager, user interface improvements, etc. AKVIS ArtSuite includes hundreds of patterns, textures, templates, and artistic effects for creating holiday albums, personalized greeting cards, scrapbooks, special occasion invitations, and more. On the Mac platform, it requires macOS 10.7 or higher. AKVIS ArtSuite is available as a standalone application and as a plugin filter for AliveColors, Adobe Photoshop and other image editors. A Home license is $39 and allows activating and using the software on two computers. Version 13 is a free update for users who bought ArtSuite in the last 12 months. Users, whose license is older and is not valid for the new version, can get ArtSuite 13 for $14.95.
Jan 23
Mailbutler for Apple Mail gets revamped interface
Mailbutler GmbH (https://www.mailbutler.io) has upgraded their email extension for Apple Mail and Gmail users. The extension acts as a “Swiss army knife” for emails while integrating into the native interfaces of the email apps. The Mailbutler upgrade sports a revamped interface and new functions. MailButler requires macOS 10.10 or higher. A demo is available for download; registration is $8.95
Jan 23
Apple’s HomePod ships February 9
Apple’s HomePod wireless speaker arrives in stores beginning Friday, February 9 and is available to order online for $349 this Friday, January 26, in the US, UK and Australia. It will arrive in France and Germany this spring. The HomePod is just under seven inches tall and looks like a piece of furniture. It will be available in both space gray and white. Combined with Siri, HomePod can send a message, set a timer, play a podcast, check the news, sports, traffic and weather, and even control a wide range of HomeKit smart home accessories. According to Apple, the HomePod uses advanced software for real-time acoustic modeling, audio beam-forming, echo cancellation and more, powered by the company’s A8 chip, delivering a wide, spacious soundstage. Using spatial awareness to sense its location in the room, it automatically adjusts the audio to sound great wherever it is placed. The HomePod features a large, Apple-designed woofer for deep, clean bass, a custom array of seven beam-forming...
Jan 23
Output Factory Server 2.0.10 for InDesign improves custom script...
Zevrix Solutions has released Output Factory Server 2.0.10, a maintenance update to the company's output workflow automation tool for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from hot folders. The app can serve unlimited users on a network and offers layer versioning, preflighting, single page export and more. Version 2.0.10 improves custom script integration during multi-format output and addresses some PDF security settings conflicts. Output Factory Server can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $699.95. A demo is available for download. The upgrade to version 2 is $350 for the licensed users of Output Factory Server 1.x and BatchOutput Server. Output Factory Server requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2018.
Jan 22
Momenta B.V. introduces Agenda for the Mac
Momenta B.V. has introduced Agenda (https://agenda.com/), its debut application for macOS (10.12 and higher). Agenda is a date-focused note taking app for planning and documenting projects. The app is made available under an interesting sales model: it’s free to use with no time restrictions, but an in-app purchase will permanently unlock all premium features released in the coming year. With Agenda, you group notes for each project into a timeline. Notes can be manually ordered in the timeline, or given a date. They can also be coupled to events in the Calendar app.
Jan 22
Apple teams with Malala Fund to support girls’ education
Apple and Malala Fund announced that Apple will become the fund’s first Laureate partner, enabling a significant expansion of Malala’s effort to support girls’ education and advocate for equal opportunity. Led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, Malala Fund champions every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education. With Apple’s support, Malala Fund expects to double the number of grants awarded by its Gulmakai Network and extend funding programs to India and Latin America with the initial goal of extending secondary education opportunities to more than 100,000 girls. Apple will help Malala Fund scale its organization by assisting with technology, curriculum and research into policy changes needed to help girls everywhere attend school and complete their education. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, will also join the Malala Fund leadership council. “My dream is for every girl to choose her own future,” said Malala Yousafzai in a press announcement. “Through both their...
Jan 19
Apple posts three new developer betas
Apple has new developer betas: iOS 11.2.5 beta 7, watchOS 4.2.2 beta 5, and macOS 10.13.3 beta 6. Registered developers can download it from Apple's Developer Center — or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.
Jan 19
MacXDVD for macOS revved to version 4.1.3
MacXDVD Software (www.macxdvd.com) has announced MacX YouTube Downloader 4.1.3, an update to the company's multimedia application for macOS 10.10 and higher. Packing the support for resolutions of up to 3840 x 2160 pixels, the free video downloader enables users to harness the exciting capabilities of downloading razor-sharp 4K Ultra HD videos. With version 4.1.3, its download performance and universal compatibility are further complemented by the support of 4K HEVCs, VP9, and H.264 videos.
Jan 19
European tech colleges adopt Apple’s Everyone Can Code initiative
Apple has announced 70 colleges and universities in Europe have adopted Everyone Can Code, a comprehensive program designed by Apple to help everyone learn to build mobile apps. These colleges and universities are adopting Apple’s App Development with Swift curriculum. Everyone Can Code is a program designed by Apple to help everyone learn how to code, creating opportunities for all students and preparing them for the workforce. The program includes a range of free resources, from helping students explore basic coding concepts to building fully functional apps. Touted as safe, fast, and expressive, Swift appeals to developers who are aiming to build on Apple’s multiple platforms, such as iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. Education institutions in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland and Portugal will offer App Development with Swift to prepare their students for future careers in...
Jan 18
DEVONthink for macOS revved to version 2.9.17
DEVONtechnologies has updated all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink for macOS with usability enhancements and bug fixes. Version 2.9.17 makes the web interface of DEVONthink Pro Office compatible again to current web browsers and improves importing email via drag-and-drop. It also adds support for tables created on iOS, facilitates cross-linking documents, and lets users search for PDF annotations and text entered into PDF forms. All four updates are free and recommended for all users. All editions can be downloaded from www.devontechnologies.com and be test-driven for free before they need to be licensed. DEVONthink Personal as well as all editions of DEVONagent are also available in the App Store; DEVONthink can be purchased in bundles with DEVONagent for attractive bundle prices in DEVONtechnologies' online shop.
Jan 18
DJ Mixer Professional now compatible with maOS High Sierra
DJMixerSoft (http://www.djmixersoft.com) has updated DJ Mixer Professional to version 3.6.9. It’s an update of the 4-deck DJ mixing software. Version 3.6.9 adds macOS 10.13 High Sierra compatibility. It also brings support for eight new high-end DJ controllers from Numark, Denon, Reloop, Hercules. DJ Mixer Professional costs $99.95. A demo is available for download.
Jan 17
Apple releases sixth developer betas of iOS 11.25, tvOS 11.25
Apple has released the sixth developer betas of iOS 11.25 and tvOS 11.25. Registered developers can download it from Apple's Developer Center — or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.
Jan 17
Apple announces new investments in the U.S. economy
Apple has announced a new set of investments to build on its commitment to support the American economy and its workforce, concentrated in three areas where the tech giant has had the greatest impact on job creation: direct employment by Apple, spending and investment with Apple’s domestic suppliers and manufacturers, and fueling the app economy that the company created with iPhone and the App Store. The Cupertino, California-based company is already responsible for creating and supporting over two million jobs across the U.S. and expects to generate even more jobs as a result of the initiatives being announced today. Combining new investments and Apple’s current pace of spending with domestic suppliers and manufacturers — an estimated $55 billion for 2018 — Apple’s direct contribution to the US economy will be more than $350 billion over the next five years, not including Apple’s ongoing tax payments, the tax revenues generated from employees’ wages and the sale of Apple products,...
Jan 17
Troi Serial Plug-in 5.0.1 now available
Troi Automatisering today announced the availability of the final version of Troi Serial Plug-in 5.0.1 for FileMaker Pro 16. It’s a maintenance upgrade. Troi Serial Plug-in can be used whenever you need to send or receive ASCII data over a serial port. A fully functional demo version of Troi Serial Plug-in 5.0.1 is available for downloading at https://www.troi.com/products/serialplugin/ . A cross platform developer license costs $999. Version 5.0.1 works with the 5.0 version of the registration. If you bought a license for a pre-5.0 version on or after June 2, 2016 the upgrade is free. Eligible users have been sent a new registration string in May 2017. Upgrades from a cross platform developer license bought before June 2, 2016 are available from US$ 499. You can order upgrades from the Troi website.
Jan 17
Secdo announces security support for the Mac
Secdo (www.secdo.com), which specializes in automated endpoint security and incident response technology, has announced support for macOS. The company says its approach “brings a number of long-awaited firsts among endpoint detection and response providers who lack feature parity for organizations faced with growing numbers of Mac users.” Combining thread-level visibility with a behavior based assisted learning engine, Secdo is a solution that automatically detects new threats and investigate every security alert from any source. It creates a “force multiplier” for security teams while dramatically improving the operational backlog for discovery and recovery of internal and external threats. With the addition of the Mac agent, the folks at Secdo say they bring the following innovations to the endpoint detection and response market, including: ° The first platform with complete feature parity across Windows, Linux and now Mac for threat hunting, detection, forensic investigations and...
Jan 17
Typinator 7.4 for macOS improves Quick Search feature
Ergonis Software has announced Typinator 7.4, a maintenance update to their text expander.  It’s not only a typing assistant that speeds repetitive typing tasks, but also a system-wide auto-correction tool that automatically fixes typing errors and misspelled words. Version 7.4 improves Typinator's Quick Search feature and offers more than 30 further usability and compatibility improvements. Typinator 7.4 requires macOS 10.6 or higher. It can be purchased on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to Typinator 7.4 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.
Jan 16
Western Digital debuts two new G-Speed Shuttle products
Western Digital has introduced two new ultra-transportable solutions in its high-powered G-Technology G-SPEED Shuttle product family. They’re designed to meet the demands of professional content creators who need “lightning-fast transfer speed and a high-capacity storage solution that can easily be moved from the studio to wherever your project takes you, and back,” says Scott Vouri, vice president strategy and business development, G-Technology, Western Digital. The new 4-bay G-SPEED Shuttle solution integrates into a Thunderbolt 3 ecosystem. With it, a professional can transfer one hour of 4K footage at 30 frames per second (fps) in just minutes at up to 1,000 MB/second, according to Vouri. Designed to handle multi-stream workflows of 4K and beyond, both on location and in the studio, the G-SPEED Shuttle solution with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports offers content creators up to 48TB and hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 in a 4-bay transportable design. It’s equipped with transfer rates up to...
Jan 16
Apple posts fifth developer beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3
Apple has seeded the fifth developer beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 update to developers. Registered developers can download it from Apple's Developer Center — or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.
Jan 16
Twelve South launches the PencilSnap for the Apple Pencil
TwelveSouth (www.twelvesouth.com) has debuted the $29.99 PencilSnap, an Apple Pencil accessory with hidden magnets that keep the iPad Pro tool connected to your Apple Smart Cover. It can also be used as a standalone protective sleeve to keep Pencil free from nicks and scratches. It's designed to fit like a glove so you don't have to worry about the tool falling out. Cut from the same, soft genuine leather as the PencilSnap, TwelveSouth’s $79.99  SurfacePad is another new iPad Pro accessory. This luxury leather cover is a hands-free, multi-angle viewing stand and a typing wedge rolled into a thin shield for the iPad that doesn't hide or disguise iPad's sleek profile. It’s available for the 12.9-inch and 10.5-inch versions.
Jan 16
AKVIS releases Pin-Up Pack for AKVIS Frames, AKVIS ArtSuite
AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has released a new set of frames — the $17 Pin-Up Pack, created exclusively for use in AKVIS Frames (free) and AKVIS ArtSuite $39). Pin-up style that was extremely popular in the USA in the 1940s and the 1950s is undergoing a revival nowadays. The term not only refers to the retro fashion, but also to art, graphic design, filming and photography (so-called Cheesecake photography style). You can use the Pin-Up Pack to decorate your photographs On the Mac platform, the AKVIS products run on macOS 10.7 and higher. A demo os AKVIS ArtSuite is available for download.
Jan 16
Apple announces Speedometer 2.0 for web browser engineers
Apple's WebKit team has announced Speedometer 2.0. It’s an update of the benchmarking suite designed to allow browser engineers to test their browser engines. WebKit is a layout engine software component for rendering web pages in web browsers. It powers Apple's Safari web browser. In 2014, the WebKit team at Apple released Speedometer 1.0, a benchmark for web app responsiveness. It simulates user interactions in web applications, using TodoMVC to orchestrate adding, completing, and removing todo items. Speedometer repeats these actions using DOM APIs that were extensively used in real-world applications. The performance of these kinds of operations depends on the speed of the JavaScript engine, DOM application programming interfaces, layout, CSS style resolution and other parts of the browser engine. Browser engineers have been optimizing their engines using Speedometer as a proxy for real-world use of popular frameworks for a number of years. Originally, Speedometer included...
Jan 16
Keep It 1.2 adds icon view, custom note styles, ,ore
Reinvented Software has updated Keep It — their notebook, scrapbook and organizer for macOS — to version 1.2. The upgrade adds icon view, improved Files app support, custom styles for notes, and improvements to search, tag filtering, imports, and more. Keep It is the successor to Together. Keep It for Mac 1.2 requires macOS 10.12 or later. A 15-day demo is available for download (http://reinventedsoftware.com/keepit/). Registration costs $49.99, and includes all Keep It version 1.x updates. Together 3 users can purchase a $24.99 upgrade, or get a free copy if Together 3 was purchased during its final 6six months on sale.
Jan 12
Apple releases tvOS 11.2.5 beta 5 to developers
Apple has released tvOS 11.2.5 beta 5 to developers. Registered developers can download it from Apple's Developer Center — or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.
Jan 12
Package Central for Adobe InDesign now supports IDML file...
Zevrix Solutions has announced Package Central 1.11, a feature update to company's file packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The software automatically collects InDesign documents along with their fonts and links from watched hot folders. Package Central can serve unlimited users on a network and offers email notifications, variable folder names, PDF export, and more. Version 1.11 lets users process IDML files that enable backwards compatibility with older InDesign versions. Package Central can be purchased for $149.95 from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com). A demo is available for download. The update is free for registered users. Package Central requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2018.
Jan 12
Jan. 12 news from CES
This week the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is in full swing in Las Vegas. There are too many announcements to list each one in a separate article, so here are some of today’s highlights: Tech21 has announced three new protective cases for the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. They include a limited edition Chinese New Year case designed in collaboration with cut paper artist Bovey Lee, a premium vegan leather case and the Evo Max, the brand’s “most protective case ever.” Xentris Wireless is showcasing its wireless chargers, which are are Qi certified and compatible with all Qi-enabled smartphones including the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. Orbit says its B-hyve line of smart irrigation products is adding support for Apple HomeKit. Compatible with all future B-hyve Wi-Fi Smart Sprinkler Timers as well as the new B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer, customers now have the ability to control these devices through the Apple Home app on their iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch or with...
Jan 11
Apple posts new developer, public betas of iOS 11.2.5
Apple has released a new developer beta of iOS 11.2.5, as well as a new public beta. Registered developers can download the iOS 11.2.5 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center. Public beta testers can get the beta over-the-air.
Jan 11
Star Micronics displays Apple Certified AirPrint POS Printer
International POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics (www.Star-EMEA.com) says its upcoming Star TSP654II AirPrint will be the first 80 and 58mm receipt and ticket POS printer on the market to be Apple AirPrint certified. Pricing and availability haven’t been announced.   AirPrint provides mobile printing solutions for Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod and MacBook users on any private network with the key objective to be able to wirelessly print via the customer’s network without installing specific printer drivers. With AirPrint support pre-installed on iOS devices, you can connect to and print from the required printer. Star’s TSP654II boasts 300mm/second print speed, 203 dpi print output, and a compact footprint. The printer can be used in vertical or horizontal mode and includes a wall mount bracket in the box as standard. Available in charcoal black or ultra white casing, the printer matches the Star CB2002 cash drawer options while easy paper loading and the splash proof cover option...
Jan 11
Jan. 11 news from CES
This week the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is in full swing in Las Vegas. There are too many announcements to list each one in a separate article, so here are some of today’s highlights: Matias (http://matias.ca/aluminum/mac-rgb/pr/) has released RGB-Backlit versions of its Wired Aluminum Keyboard for Mac and PC. With modern Apple-inspired styling, it’s available in Silver and Space Gray aluminum for Mac, and in Black Aluminum for PC. Satechi has debuted its new Type-C 75W Multiport Travel Charger. The charger features four charging ports, including USB-C and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, compatible with the newest generation of iPhone, iPad, MacBook Pro and MacBook, as well as, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Galaxy S8 and more. IOGEAR has announced the expansion of its industry-leading portfolio of mobile connectivity products with the launch of the GTD735 Quantum Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station Pro 85. Cognitive Systems Corp., creators of WiFi Motion, today announced it is licensing its...
Jan 10
App Tamer for macOS revved to version 2.3.4
St. Clair Software (www.stclairsoft.com) has updated App Tamer, its Mac utility that manages applications to yield more efficient CPU usage, increased battery life and quieter operation. App Tamer's AutoStop capability automatically slows down or pauses applications when you switch away from them, and then restarts them when you click back to them. Version 2.3.4 offers a new option to quit idle applications and improves its control of applications' CPU usage. App Tamer 2.3.4 requires macOS 10.8 or higher. A demo is available for download; registration is $14.95. This update is free for users who purchased App Tamer 2.x or bought App Tamer 1.x after July 1, 2013. For those that purchased a license before that date, the upgrade is $7.95.
Jan 10
Cocktail 11.2.1 (High Sierra Edition) is ready for macOS 10.13.2
Maintain has served up Cocktail 11.2.1 (High Sierra Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS High Sierra. It’s a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. The new version adds compatibility with macOS 10.13.2. It also resolves a number of other minor issues discovered in the previous release. 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.
Jan 10
Jan. 11 news from CES
This week the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is in full swing in Las Vegas. There are too many announcements to list each one in a separate article, so here are some of today’s highlights: Incase (www.incase.com) has announced the upcoming, $199 IconConnected Power Sleeve for the MacBook. It’s a sleeve that sports both a USB-C port and USB-A port, so you can charge your Mac laptop or any other USB powered device. Satechi has debuted: the Smart Dual Charging Station, which showcases, stores, and charges the latest generation of iPhones and Apple Watches, as well as the Apple Pencil and Siri Remote; and the Type-C 75W Multiport Travel Charger, which features four charging ports, including USB-C and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. Seagate Technology (www.seagate.com) has unveiled a range of new products, including: the LaCie DJI Copilot, a backup on-set solution enabling drone users to ingest and review their content in full resolution without a computer; the LaCie Rugged Secure, a drive...
Jan 09
RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Lens for FCP X and Motion
RE:Vision Effects has announced RE:Lens (http://revisionfx.com/products/relens/), a plug-in set for 360 (equirectangular) and fisheye workflow, for Apple’s Final Cut Pro X and Motion. You can shoot with a superfish lens on a single camera and convert the video to Latitude-Longitude (LatLong) format suitable for use with all major 360 viewers. With the proper lens and camera setup, RE:Lens eliminates stitching from your panorama projects.  RE:Lens includes spherical stabilization to address the problem of shaky or poor quality camera motion making the video hard to watch. This includes hand-held video or video captured while in movement, whether walking or attaching the camera to a motorcycle on a bumpy road. When working with 360 VR or fisheye footage, traditional in-camera or post-production stabilizers do not work well, or at all, on this type of footage. RE:Lens presents a solution that works directly in spherical space, with no need to break up the sequence in 6 cube faces or do...
Jan 09
Apple issues four new developer betas
Apple has issued the third developer betas of iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, tvOS 11.2.5, and macOS 10.13.3. Registered developers can download them from Apple's Developer Center — or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.
Jan 09
ConceptDraw release House of Quality solution
CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has announced a new addition to the ConceptDraw Solution Park. These new paid ($25) addition provides support for quality and manufacturing managers with new visualization tools for business process re-engineering, quality control, and production process improvement. The solution from the Quality Management area extends ConceptDraw Pro by adding new quality management diagrams. These key additions to the Solution Park are designed to reduce the time it takes to produce meaningful results for individuals whose job responsibilities require them to track and manage quality in their organizations. ConceptDraw Pro 11 is compatible with macOS and Microsoft Windows and retails for $199 per end user license. It’s included in ConceptDraw Office 4, which retails for $499.
Jan 09
ContactsMate 4.2.0 is ready for macOS High Sierra
Cisdem (www.cisdem.com) has given us ContactsMate 4.2.0 for Mac. It’s an update of the contact management software that will analyze, report, and fix issues with macOS Contacts. It will also and export the Mac Address Book to different formats for contacts back-up or syncing. Version 4 is compatible with macOS High Sierra. A demo of ContactsMate is available for download. Registration is $29.99. The app requires macOS 10.11 or higher. 
Jan 09
Jan. 10 news from CES
This week the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is in full swing in Las Vegas. There are too many announcements to list each one in a separate article, so here are some of today’s highlights: Linksys has announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it is expanding its Velop, whole home mesh Wi-Fi line to include a Dual-Band offering and new software advancements that enhance performance with Intelligent Mesh technology, security features with advanced parental controls, network traffic monitoring, and website blocking as well as ease of use with improvements in the Linksys app. The Linksys Velop Dual-Band Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (available in 1-pack, 2-pack and 3-pack) is planned to be available this spring. Prices will be announced when product is available at major retail and online stores. D-Link has announced several new networking and connected home solutions, including a new router in partnership with McAfee that automatically protects connected devices on a...
Jan 08
Apple releases macOS 11.13.2 Supplemental Update, iOS 11.2.2...
Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 and iOS 11.2.2 with, among other things, security fixes for the recently reported Spectre vulnerability. macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 is a free update for all customers who have a compatible machine. The update can be downloaded using the Software Update function in the Mac App Store. iOS 11.2.2 can be downloaded for free on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. Go to Settings --> General --> Software Update.
Jan 08
Jan. 8 news update for CES
This week the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is underway in Las Vegas. Here are some of today’s highlights: Wemo, the smart home and IoT brand from Belkin International is shipping the Wemo Bridge enabled with Apple HomeKit compatibility for the more than two million Wemo solutions on the market. With the HomeKit enabled Wemo Bridge, Wemo users can use Siri on their iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch or use the Apple Home app to control any of these devices. Users can also include Wemo products into scenes and rooms to work with more than 100 other HomeKit compatible products and access them while on the go. The Whirlpool Smart All-In-One Care  Washer and Dryer (www.whirlpool.com) won’t require a transfer between the washer and dryer, allowing for one load to be completely washed and dried in the same machine. The ventless unit will fit in a variety of places including under kitchen counters, closets, laundry rooms and bathrooms for those with limited space. And it can be remotely...
Jan 05
iMobie AnyTrans now supports transferring, managing all Android...
iMobie has announced today AnyTrans 6.3.0 (https://tinyurl.com/y8597na9), an update to their mobile content manager for macOS and Windows. It offers bi-directional transfer across multiple devices. AnyTrans works with iOS and Android data. Version 6.3.0 offers the ability to transfer and manage almost all data from Android to Android or from an iOS device to an Android device. AnyTrans 6.3.0 costs $39.99 for a single-user license, and $59.99 for a family license. A demo is available for download.
Jan 05
CyberByte AntiVirus 2.1 released for the Mac
CyberByte has released CyberByte Antivirus 2.1.1, an t update to their antivirus and internet security application for Macs. The security app provides protection against threats by scanning for and removing viruses, malware, and adware. The utility also scans any local network for all connected devices, allowing users to ensure that no unknown devices are connected to their network. CyberByte Antivirus 2.1.1 requires macOS 10.10 or higher. It’s free and is available at the CyberByte website (https://cyberbyte.org). A premium version of the app that offers additional features is available for $24.
 

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