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Jan 03
Maintain Serves Up Cocktail 10.1.4 (Sierra Edition)
Maintain has served up Cocktail 10.1.4 (Sierra Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS Sierra. It’s a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. Version 10.1.4 fixes compatibility issues with Logic Pro X audio units plug-ins and contains many other bug fixes as well as overall performance improvements 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 03
Cisdem conjures up OCRWizard 4.2.0 for macOS
Cisdem has conjured up version 4.2.0 of OCR Wizard. The app can convert PDFs, scanned documents, and image files in over 40 languages into searchable and editable files. Version 4.2.0 provides improved editing functions. It’s available for macOS 10.9 and higher. OCRWizard is available now at the Cisdem website (www.cisdem.com). A demo is available for download. Normally, a single license of OCRWizard costs US$59.99; a two Mac license is $79.99; and a five Mac license is $119.99. However, prices are reduced 30% for a limited time.
Dec 30
PDFConverterOCR for macOS revved to version 4
Cisdem (www.cisdem.com) has updated PDFConverterOCR for macOS to version 4. The app can help batch convert both native and scanned PDF files to a variety of editable formats, such as Word, Pages, Excel, PPT, Text, etc. This new version 4.0.0 offers improvements in converting native and scanned PDF docs, more accurate OCR recognition, and batch conversion etc. PDF Converter OCR costs US$49.99. A demo is available for download.
Dec 29
Kanex introduces new Apple Watch accessories
Kanex will use CES 2017 (running Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada) to introduce the two newest members to its growing line of GoPower Apple Watch accessories (www.kanex.com/gopowerwatch). The products are the GoPower Watch Stand, a magnetic charging stand, and the GoPower Watch Mini, a portable keychain battery. Each member of the Kanex GoPower family has integrated into it the same magnetic inductive charging connector used in the Apple Watch. This allows users to leave their other charger at the office, in the car, or packed for traveling. The GoPower Watch Stand charges and displays both 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch models. An additional USB port on the back simultaneously charges an iPhone, iPad, or any other device. The Kanex GoPower Watch Mini charges an Apple Watch on-the-go and completely cord free. This magnetic charging disc starts charging at first contact. With 1,000 mAh of power, its lightweight battery is capable of delivering one full extra charge to the Apple smartwatch...
Dec 29
Flashphoner presents iOS and Android SDK
Flashphoner — a company specializing on video streaming in browsers and on mobile devices — has delivered a set of three instruments, Web SDK [software development kit], iOS SDK (http://flashphoner.com/wcs-ios-sdk) and Android SDK, that allows independent developers and software development companies to develop and embed their own mobile and web applications for streaming video such as video chats, conferences, online broadcasts, IP camera broadcasting, screen sharing and online calls. "If you develop a website or a mobile application, like a webinar, you should focus on design, usability, user experiences and do a lot more to develop a really good and easy-to-use application for your users,” says Alexey Trunov, product-manager at Flashphoner. "With our tools and API, you simply give commands. You tell ´send the video stream´, and the video stream is sent. ´Play the video stream´, and the video stream starts playing. All internal complexity including processing, sending, synchronizing...
Dec 23
RCS Software releases Combo Cleaner for macOS
RCS Software has released Combo Cleaner: Antivirus and System Optimizer 1.0.6, an antivirus and system optimization application for macOS 10.10 and higher. The suite of tools allows you to scan your Mac for viruses, find duplicate files, uninstall apps, scan for privacy issues, remove junk and obsolete files, and more. Combo Cleaner also keeps you informed of the amount of your computer’s free disk space and memory, as well as the system's CPU load. While Combo Cleaner (http://www.rcs-software.com/) is free to download in the Mac App Store, it also offers a premium subscription option, which enables additional features. Subscriptions are available via an in-app purchase. Pricing is US$2.99 monthly, $14.99 for six moths, and $25.99 annually. The Combo Cleaner free version offers a Disk Cleaner feature, designed to ensure that your Mac is free of junk and obsolete files.
Dec 22
Holiday cyber shopping computer infection rates still doubling
The 2016 holiday shopping season started with a dramatic spike in malware infections, and that spike has not let up. Enigma Software Group reports that as of December 19th, malware infections on its customers' computers are 99.23% higher than the average number of infections in the month prior to the holiday shopping season starting on Black Friday. The infection rate is tracking much higher than the infection rate in 2015, which saw an 84% spike. In 2014 the spike was 42%. "We believe the continued spike in malware is due in large part to increased online activity by holiday shoppers, and increased efforts on the part of malware makers to take advantage of those shoppers," said ESG spokesperson Ryan Gerding. The busiest day so far for malware infections was not on Cyber Monday. Instead, it was Wednesday, Dec. 14. That day saw infections 120.06% higher than normal. Cyber Monday's spike was 118.34%. "We know that one of the most common ways to trick people into installing malware is...
Dec 22
TextSoap for macOS improves handling of international text
Unmarked Software (www.unmarked.com) has updated TextSoap, its macOS productivity tool designed to automate the tedious task of manually cleaning up text, to version 8.3.
 The software — compatible with macOS 10.10 or higher — processes text from different formats. Version 8.3 improves handling of international text, as well as addressing a number of issues reported by customers. The upgrade is free to all TextSoap 8 customers. Customers may either update from within the app or directly download the update from Unmarked TextSoap 8.3 has a suggested retail price of $45. Through Dec 31, 2016, it’s available for $29.24, a 35% discount. TextSoap 8.3 may be purchased directly from Unmarked Software. Discounted upgrades for existing customers are also available and may be purchased directly from Unmarked Software. Prices for upgrades start at $23.
Dec 21
5% of macOS users work with at least three incompatible file...
Full Unlimited Access to Windows, macOS, Linux File Systems
Paragon Software Group (www.paragon-software.com) reports that Paragon UFSD (Universal File System Driver) Value Pack– a bundle of five essential cross-platform tools providing access to non-native file systems — has been installed by 5% of Paragon NTFS for Mac users, showing that every 20 macOS users work with at least three incompatible file system standards. Previously available as licensing-based technology to consumer electronics manufacturers, in September, 2016 Paragon’s UFSD technology is now available for the first time as a bundle pack targeted at individual users. Paragon UFSD Value Pack includes NTFS for Mac, ExtFS for Mac, HFS+ for Windows, ExtFS for Windows, and NTFS-HFS Converter. The UFSD Value Pack has been developed to solve compatibility issues for users working with multiple file systems. The Pack comes with a lifetime free upgrade guarantee for US$49.95 — a savings of nearly $100 compared to purchasing...
Dec 21
Apple updates its AirPort Extreme software
Apple has released new versions of its router software: 7.6.8 for the 802.11n AirPort Extreme, and 7.7.8 for the 802.11ac AirPort Extreme. According to Apple's release notes, the update fixes an issue where the routers would not respond to the AirPort Utility when "Back to My Mac" is enabled. There are also security fixes. You can install the upgrades via the AirPort Utility. If the routers are not visible as a result of "Back to my Mac" being enabled, disable the feature and reboot the routers.
Dec 20
VidConvert for macOS revved to version 1.7.1
Reggie Ashworth has announced VidConvert 1.7.1 (http://www.reggieashworth.com/vidconvert), an update to his video converter for macOS. It’s a video converter designed to make converting your videos simple and easy. VidConvert will convert just about any type of video into one of many popular formats. You can create videos for your iPhone or iPad, for your Mac or TV, or formats such as DivX and MPEG. Version 1.7.1 is optimized for macOS Sierra. VidConvert requires macOS 10.7 or later. It costs $7.99 for a single user license. A demo which creates three-minute samples is available.
Dec 20
AKVIS Neon for macOS ready for Photoshop CC 2017
AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has released AKVIS Neon 2.5 for macOS (10.7 and higher) and Windows. The new version provides full compatibility with Photoshop CC 2017, adds support for more RAW files, and fixes minor bugs. AKVIS Neon creates sparkling drawings that look like they were drawn with light or luminescent ink. The app offers numerous presets and decoration effects. Version 2.5 is a free upgrade for recent buyers. Users, whose license is not valid for the new version, can get Neon 2.5 for $14.95. For new users the cost is $39 for the plug-in. A demo is available for download. AKVIS Neon is available as a standalone application and as a plugin filter for Adobe Photoshop, Corel PaintShop Pro, and other image editors.
Dec 20
Apple releases new developer betas of macOS Sierra 10.12.3, iOS...
Apple has released a second beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.3 and iOS 10.2.1 to developers. They can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center (https://idmsa.apple.com).
Dec 19
NFC Forum announces new tech specs
The NFC Forum has announced \the availability of three adopted and one candidate technical specifications, following approval by the Board of Directors. The specifications are available on the NFC Forum website (www.nfc-forum.org). Significant enhancements to these specifications include the addition of Active Communication Mode (ACM) for Peer-to-Peer Mode (P2P) communication, support of NFC-V Technology compatible to ISO/IEC 15693 and the introduction of the NFC-V based Type 5 Tag allowing NFC devices to communicate with a broader range of devices and tags. “As global NFC adoption grows, these new specifications bring the ease and power of NFC to more applications and use cases in the Internet of Things, Transportation, Payments, Connected Vehicles markets, and beyond,” said Koichi Tagawa, chairman of the NFC Forum. “I’d like to thank the NFC Forum’s Working Groups and Technical Committee for their work on these important new specifications in support of product innovation and design...
Dec 19
BatchOutput for Microsoft Excel now Supports macOS Sierra
Zevrix Solutions has announced BatchOutput XLS 2.3.8, a compatibility update to its output automation solution for Microsoft Excel. BatchOutput automates printing and exporting of multiple documents to PDF, and allows to carry out powerful professional PDF production directly from Excel. In addition to batch printing the software brings advanced PDF creation options right to the user's fingertips. Version 2.3.3 makes BatchOutput XLS compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra. BatchOutput XLS can be purchased for US$39.95 from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com), as well as from authorized resellers and Mac App Store. A demo is available for download. BatchOutput XLS requires macOS 10.6 and higher and Microsoft Excel 2008, 2011 or 2016.
Dec 19
Chord Buddy 1.2 for macOS gets 50-plus improvements, bug fixes
Gerald Flossmann has released ChordPro Buddy 1.2.5 (http://www.gfApps.com), an update to his easy and song editor and viewer for the Mac. The app allows musicians to create, edit and view songs, lyrics and lead sheets. It allows users to transpose, change chords and create formatted printouts or PDF. Version 1.2.5 boasts more than 50 improvements and bug fixes. Chord Buddy requires version runs on macOS 10.10 or higher. It costs $4.99 and is available at the Mac App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/app/chordpro-buddy/id434955766) in the Music category.
Dec 19
AntiVirus for macOS new port and vulnerability scanners
B-Eng (http://www.b-eng.ch/) has announced AntiVirus 1.2, an update to their popular virus and adware scanner for macOS. A key feature of AntiVirus is that the app doesn't force you to update virus definitions manually. In addition to stability improvements, version 1.2 adds a new port scanner, as well as a new vulnerability scanner. AntiVirus 1.2 requires macOS 10.11 or later. It costs $8.99 and is available at the Mac App Store in the Utilities category.
Dec 16
MegaSeg 6.0.1 for macOS improves support for Apple Music Tracks
Fidelity Media has released MegaSeg 6.0.1 (http://www.megaseg.com), an upgrade to the radio automation and DJ mixing system for macOS Sierra. The features over 30 bug fixes and improvements, including better support for Apple Music tracks, new global search shortcut, a superior rotation shuffle method, scaled album artwork progress rings, and various speed optimizations. MegaSeg is available in two editions. The $99 DJ edition focuses on core live mixing features with visual beat syncing via multitouch gestures, multiple outputs for headphone preview, MIDI control, automatic volume, advanced categorization, track logging, and integrated iTunes playlists. MegaSeg Pro ($199) adds video playback with ambient visuals, hot keys for triggering sound effects, automated music scheduling, advertisement messaging events, rules for applying artist separations, request lists with reminder notes, and more advanced features for professional DJs and VJs, radio stations, and hospitality businesses...
Dec 16
Henge Docks debuts the Clique 2 for the Magic Keyboard and Magic...
Henge Docks (www.hengedocks.com) has announced the Clique², designed to unite the Apple Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2 into a single, streamlined device. With its laser-cut aluminum chassis, it secures the devices in place, allowing you to retain full functionality on both a desktop surface and in your lap.   An open design enables access to the charging ports and power switches, making it easy to interact with the rear of the devices while docked in Clique2. Lightning ports remain fully accessible so devices can stay charged while docked. Clique2 is also configurable for right or left handed use, relying on a fitted tray and reusable attachment surface to secure the keyboard and trackpad in place.   The Clique2 is currently available for purchase for $59. Henge Docks also sells the Apple Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2 alongside the Clique2 so users can conveniently purchase the entire bundle at once.
Dec 15
Super Mario Run arrives on the Apple App Store
Nintendo’s Super Mario Run game for the iPhone and iPad is now available at the Apple App Store. You can play the game one-handed and engage in a new battle mode called Toad Battle.  It’s a free download, but costs $9.99 to unlock all the features. Super Mario Run also requires a persistent Internet connection. In the game, Mario runs through the world as you tap on the screen, making him jump to avoid obstacles, strike objects, clear gaps and perform other maneuvers. Level scores, coins and world progress are collected and tallied. Super Mario Run features three main game modes: World Tour, in which gamers run through six worlds and 24 courses to rescue Princess Peach from the clutches of Mario's nemesis Bowser; Toad Rally, a multiplayer mode that pits users against friends and other players in a race to gather coins; and Kingdom Builder, which lets users customize a virtual environment with buildings and decorations purchased using collected coins and toads acquired through Toad...
Dec 15
DockShelf 1.5 for macOS allows unlimited mini-desktops
The Alchemist Guild has conjured up DockShelf 1.5, an update to their popular Dock management utility for macOS. Version 1.5 allows unlimited mini-desktops. DockShelf lets you place unlimited docks around your desktop so you never run out of space again for your commonly used files, folders and applications. Launching your favorite documents and apps is faster because you control where your docks are positioned, how many are on screen, how they're labeled and when they're visible. DockShelf 1.5 costs $4.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/app/dockshelf/id483044083) in the Utilities category. It can also be purchased from Alchemist Guild online (http://www.thealchemistguild.com/dockshelf/). A demo is available for download.
Dec 14
MakeMusic releases new SmartMusic
MakeMusic has announced the formal release of the new SmartMusic, a web-based redesign of the acclaimed interactive music practice platform for music students and educators. Like the classic SmartMusic, the new SmartMusic (www.smartmusic.com) supports the proven deliberate practice model by providing immediate feedback and making it possible for educators to individually guide each student, according to Fred Flowerday, MakeMusic’s senior vice president of product strategy. Students practice specific music assigned by their teacher and receive instant feedback on what they played correctly – and incorrectly. They also receive an assessment score and can hear recordings of their performances. When they’ve mastered an assignment, SmartMusic sends their score and recording back to their teacher’s Gradebook to be evaluated, graded, and documented. Teachers and students can also provide comments on every performance. In addition to interactive practice tools for students and administrative...
Dec 14
Maintain serves up Cocktail 10.1.3 (Sierra Edition)
Maintain has served up Cocktail 10.1.3 (Sierra Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS Sierra. It’s a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. The new version adds: the ability to clear Siri caches; the ability to prevent Photos form launching automatically when a device is connected; macOS 10.12.2 compatibility. 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.
Dec 14
Apple releases first developer betas of macOS Sierra 10.12.3 and...
Apple has seeded the first beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.3 update to developers. The company has also seeded the first beta of iOS 10.2.1 to developers. The beta updates can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.
Dec 14
AKVIS updates three Mac compatible apps
AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has updated three apps: Retoucher 8.1, MultiBrush 9.0, and Coloriage 10.5. The new versions provide full compatibility with Photoshop CC 2017, offer a modernized user interface and other improvements. All of these products are available as plugins and as standalone applications for macOS (10.7 and higher) and Windows. They can be purchased separately or together as a software bundle. Demos are available for download.
Dec 13
Apple releases iTunes 12.5.4
Apple has revved iTunes to version 12.5.4. The upgrade adds support for the new "TV" app on iOS and tvOS. It also improves Touch Bar capabilities with the new MacBook Pro. With Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro, you can use the scrubber to go to different parts of songs, movies, TV shows, and more. Version 12.5.4 also includes minor app and performance improvements. iTunes 12.5.4 can be downloaded using the Software Update function in the Mac App Store.
Dec 13
BBEdit revved to version 11.6.3
Bare Bones Software (www.barebones.com) has rolled out BBEdit 11.6.3, a recommended update to its professional strength text and code editor, available free of charge to all BBEdit 11 customers. Version 11.6.3 contains fixes for reported issues, as well as refinements to new features that were added in BBEdit 11.6. The BBEdit update also maintains the recently introduced evaluation model in which the full, complete feature set is available for the first 30 days of use. At the end of the 30-day evaluation period, the permanently functional feature set changes to include BBEdit’s editing capabilities, but not its web authoring tools or other exclusive features. BBEdit requires macOS 10.9.5 or higher. Registration is US$49.99 for new users.
Dec 13
Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.2
Apple has released macOS Sierra 10.12.2. It’s available free as a download at the Mac App Store. According to Apple, the update: ° Improves setup and reliability of Auto Unlock; ° Allows addition of a Chinese Trackpad Handwriting button to the Touch Bar Control Strip; ° Adds support for taking screenshots of the Touch Bar using the Grab app or Cmd-Shift-6 shortcut; ° Fixes an issue that caused the Touch Bar emoji picker to appear on the display; ° Resolves graphics issues on MacBook Pro (October 2016) computers; ° Fixes an issue where System Integrity Protection was disabled on some MacBook Pro (October 2016) computers; ° Improves setup and opt-out experience for iCloud Desktop and Documents; ° Fixes an issue with the delivery of Optimized Storage alerts; ° Improves audio quality when using Siri and FaceTime with Bluetooth headphones; ° Improves the stability of Photos when creating and ordering books; ° Fixes an issue where incoming Mail messages did not appear when using a Microsoft...
Dec 13
Epson unveils two new document scanners
Epson America (www.epson.com) has introduced two new home and office organization solutions – the US$349 WorkForce ES-400 and $399 ES-500W duplex document scanners. They boast speeds up to 35 ppm/70 ipm and feature a 50-page auto document feeder (ADF). Both models enable users to scan to online storage accounts including DropBox, SharePoint, Evernote, Google Drive and more. In addition, the ES-500W includes wireless capabilities for scanning directly to smartphones, tablets or computers. The new scanners include TWAIN drivers for integration with virtually any document management software. The ES-400 and ES-500W sport single-step duplex technology that scans both sides of virtually any paper, turning paper documents into searchable and editable files with the included OCR software. Both models offer Auto Document Size Detection, which enables scanning of virtually any size documents including business and ID cards, single sheets, receipts, extra-long pages and more. In addition,...
Dec 13
iPhone and iPad backup software TouchCopy updated to support iOS...
The developers at Wide Angle Software have announced an update to TouchCopy 16 (http://tinyurl.com/o77s96d), adding support for devices using the iOS 10.2 release. It’s an app that enables users to backup all content from their iPhone and iPad to a Mac or a PC. TouchCopy backups include content not normally included in iTunes and iCloud backups, such as music, playlists and iBooks. A demo is available for download. TouchCopy works with all iPhones, iPods, and iPads. A 12-month software license retails for $29.95, while a lifetime license for two computers is $39.95.
Dec 13
Default Folder X 5.1 adds more file management to file dialogs
St. Clair Software has released Default Folder X 5.1 (http://tinyurl.com/2gm24v), an update to their utility for macOS. The tool enhances the file dialogs in all Mac applications. It provides fast navigation to your files, convenient previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Default Folder X's custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Version 5.1 adds a number of user-requested features and improves compatibility. Default Folder X 5.1 is a free update for existing version 5 users. New licenses are US$34.95 and upgrades from version 4 and prior are $14.95. Default Folder X 5.1 requires macOS 10.10 or higher.
Dec 12
Apple posts watchOS 3.11
In addition to iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.2, Apple has also released watchOS 3.1.1. According to Apple, the update: The update includes improvements and bug fixes, including: ° Fixes an issue that could prevent contact names from appearing in the Messages app and notifications; ° Fixes an issue that could impact ability to respond to notifications; ° Resolves an issue where the Stocks complication may not update on the watch face; ° Fixes an issue that may prevent the Activity rings from displaying on the Activity watch faces; ° Fixes an issue that prevented the dials on an analog watch face from appearing after changing the temperature unit in the Weather app; ° Resolves an issue that could cause the Maps app to stay launched after navigation has ended; ° Resolves an issue where the incorrect date could be displayed in the Calendar app month view. You can obtain watchOS 3.1.1 by using the Apple Watch app. The smartwatch must be connected to a power source and have more than 50% battery...
Dec 12
Apple releases iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1
Apple has released iOS 10.2. It’s available as a free over-the-air update or as an iTunes download for all iOS 10 users. iOS 10.2 adds the TV app, which is designed to offer a unified experience for discovering and accessing TV shows and movies from multiple apps on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. It provides one place to access TV shows and movies, as well as a place to discover new content to watch. Along with the TV app, Apple recently rolled out its Single Sign-On feature, allowing cable subscribers to sign in once with their cable credentials to access all live cable content available within various apps. Single Sign-On is available for Single Sign-On is currently available for CenturyLink Prism, DirecTV, Dish, GVTC, GTA, Hawaiian Telcom, Hotwire, Metrocast, Service Electric, and Sling TV. Both Single Sign-On and the TV app are available across multiple devices, including the Apple TV. In iOS 10.2, emoji have been redesigned with more detail. Over 100 new emoji have been added...
Dec 12
AppYogi introduces TransData - Network Data Transfer Rate 1.0...
AppYogi Software (www.appyogi.com) has introduced TransData - Network Data Transfer Rate 1.0, its new utility developed exclusively for macOS. It features a single-threaded algorithm to monitor the download and upload data speed of a personal computer network. The menu bar app records and displays total data used with the interface of your Mac. It sports a floating widget that shows up/down data transfer rates with a micro view, as well as macro view with graphed data. TransData requires macOS 10.10 or later and costs US$4.99 until Jan. 1, 2017, when the price will rise to $9.99. It’s available at the Mac App Store in the Utilities category.
Dec 12
Audified releases saturation plug-in
Audified (www.audified.com) has released U78 Saturator, saturation effects plug-the utilizes models of the analogue circuitry central to the U73b, the Sixties-vintage German broadcast compressor/limiter. U78 Saturator is available to purchase as an iLok-protected plug-in at an introductory price of US$129 until Jan. 1, 2017. It runs as an AAX, VST3, and VST2 plug-in on macOS 10.9 and higher.
Dec 09
Cisdem releases PDFCompression 3.0.1 for macOS
Cisdem has released PDF Compression 3.0.1 (http://tinyurl.com/jedtlpe) for macOS. The app can reduce PDF documents to users' preferred sizes, maintaining the layout and formats of original PDFs. Version 3.0.1 offers improved on optimized four preset compression modes and improved compression performance. It also adds support for macOS 10.12 sierra. PDF Compression 3.0.1 costs US$24.99. A demo is available for download.
Dec 09
TRENDnet announces new Ultra PoE networking product category
TRENDnet (www.TRENDnet.com) has announced the $399.99 Ultra PoE product category with the launch of a new high-power industrial-grade Gigabit PoE switch. It features a high-power capacity with a 240-watt power budget. This switch features four Ultra PoE ports and two dedicated SFP slots for long-distance fiber optics networking. "At 60 watts of power, the new Ultra PoE category delivers double the power of the current IEEE 802.3at standard, and it is better fit to support the higher power requirements of today's devices," says Evan Davis, senior manager of solutions engineering at TRENDnet. "With a much higher power capacity, TRENDnet's Ultra PoE line helps to provide an uninterrupted service, especially when running critical network applications.” TRENDnet's new TI-UPG62 Ultra PoE industrial switch is equipped with an IP30 rated metal housing. The new switch also features dual redundant power inputs with overload current protection, and an alarm output triggered by power failure....
Dec 08
Apple releases sixth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.2
Apple has released the sixth beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.2 update to developers and public beta testers. Developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the App Store. If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do sign up at .https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/ . The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.
Dec 08
AppDelete 4.3.1 optimized for macOS Sierra
Reggie Ashworth has announced AppDelete 4.3.1 an update to his application deletion utility for macOS. Via drag and drop, it will uninstall anything along with all of the associated items. The latest version has been optimized for macOS Sierra. It also adds a new icon and graphics, a new App Reset Tool, and a new Clear Logs too. AppDelete 4.3.1 requires macOS 10.7 or higher. It costs $7.99 for a single-user license. Upgrades from version 2.x and 3.x are $3.99. A demo is available at the product website (http://www.reggieashworth.com/appdelete).
Dec 08
AppYogi introduces Wifi Signal Strength Status for macOS
AppYogi Software has introduced Wifi Signal Strength Status 1.0 (http://tinyurl.com/hhrt4y8), its new utility developed exclusively for macOS. The app = displays the wireless signal strength with network name, "neat icon" or "percentage" on the menu bar. Wifi Signal Strength Status lets users know and monitor wireless signal strength at all times with RSSI, Noise, Transmit Rate, Channel details and more. The app also allows the user to see their public IP with Mac address on the Menu Bar. Wifi Signal Strength Status requires macOS 10.10 or later. It costs US$4.99 and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category.
Dec 08
FileMaker 15 Tips & Tricks training videos available
FileMaker author John Mark Osborne has released his student requested Tips & Tricks training videos for FileMaker Pro 15. The videos are created in FileMaker Pro 15 Advanced but can be used with FileMaker Pro or Advanced 12, 13 and 14 with the exception of a few exercises. The videos cover intermediate, advanced and expert topics in the areas of scripting, calculations, reporting and relational design. As a reward for current students and as an introductory holiday sale for FileMaker enthusiasts who haven’t purchased his Philosophy of FileMaker videos, Osborne is offering this four-hour long course for US$20 or at a 20% discount for the rest of 2016. On Jan. 1st, 2017, the price will increase to $25.00. To find out more information or purchase these videos, visit the Database Pros web site (http://philosophy-of-filemaker.thinkific.com/).
Dec 07
Apple releases seventh beta of upcoming iOS 10.2 update
Apple has released the seventh beta of an upcoming iOS 10.2 update to developers and public beta testers. For developers, the beta update can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. Non-developers can sign up for the public beta program https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/ . The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.
Dec 07
Matrox announces update for the Monarch LCS
Matrox Video has announced a firmware update for the H.264 based Matrox Monarch LCS lecture capture appliance (http://tinyurl.com/hgflzpn). Through the new scheduler function, the Monarch LCS can now be set to start automatically before an event (e.g. lectures, corporate presentations, religious services) without any human intervention required. The Monarch LCS scheduler supports the iCalendar (.ics) standard, which can be generated by a variety of scheduling applications including Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook. Allowing identification of multiple devices on a single master calendar, when the schedule is imported to a Monarch LCS appliance, it will automatically start and stop streaming and recording events at times corresponding to that individual device. The Monarch LCS’s updated ability allows it to record files locally to an SD card or attached USB drive, and then transfer the data to network-mapped drives at a later time. Transfers can be triggered manually or...
Dec 07
PDFpen for macOS gets Touch Bar support
Smile (http://smle.us/store) has upgraded PDFpen, its all-purpose PDF editing tool for the Mac, to version 8.3. This version includes Touch Bar support for both editing tools and PDFpenPro’s Table of Contents editing tools. PDFpen and PDFpenPro 8.1 add “snap to guides” that allows images, shapes, and other objects to snap into alignment with the center and edges of existing objects. Guides are visible when dragging. Special consideration is given to text boxes, which can now snap to the same baseline as existing text. PDFpenPro and PDFpen 8 work with PDFpen for iPad and iPhone version 2, allowing editing across devices when used with Dropbox storage or iCloud Drive. iCloud storage is available when PDFpen is purchased via the Mac App Store. PDFpen retails for $74.95, PDFpenPro for $124.95. Family pack licenses, which cover up to five computers in one household, are $94.95 for PDFpen and $149.95 for PDFpenPro. Office pack licenses start at $224.95 for PDFpen (for five users) and $349....
Dec 07
NeoFinder 7 for macOS adds tweaked interface and more
Norbert M. Doerner has announced NeoFinder 7.0. It’s an update of the macOS app that helps you keep track of your digital files, photos, songs, movies, fonts on hard drives, USB sticks, servers, Blu-ray disks, DVD-ROMs, CDROMs, and any other digital media. NeoFinder (http://www.cdfinder.de) generates thumbnails and metadata of your files for search possibilities, smart folders, albums, and more. Version 7 offers a new user interface, integrated Adobe XMP (IPTC) editing (including keywords from a controlled vocabulary), audio thumbnails for songs, improved cataloging and database engines for better performance, web galleries, and much more. NeoFinder 7 requires macOS 10.7or higher. It’s a paid update to licensed users of CDFinder, update price starting at approximately $21. Cross-grades for users of competing applications (DiskLibrary, FileFinder, CatFinder, Canto Cumulus, Disk Tracker, DiskCatalogMaker, Atomic View, iView Media Pro, and more) are available. A demo version can be...
Dec 07
Day Planner is a new to-do app for the Mac
Inspiring-Life Technologies has introduced Day Planner 1.0 (http://inspiringlife.co/1179749655.html), a “to-do” application for macOS. Its interface is sub divided into dedicated sections for entering specific information for a given day. These are to-dos, appointments, people to call, things to buy, etc. Users can jump to any date by using the built-in calendar and fill out different sections on days to come. 
Day Planner requires macOS 10.10 or later and costs US$2.99. It’s available exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Lifestyle category.
Dec 07
Maintain serves up Cocktail 9.4.1 (El Capitan Edition)
Maintain has served up Cocktail 9.4.1 (El Capitan Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running OS X El Capitan 10.11. Cocktail (http://cocktail.maintain.se) is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. Version 9.4.1: ° Adds the ability to customize the layout; ° Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to display a Time Machine log; ° Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to delete items from encrypted disk images; ° Resolves a number of other issues discovered in the previous release. Cocktail costs $19 for a single user license and is available for purchase from the Maintain website. When unregistered, Cocktail runs in demo mode and will expire after the tenth launch.
Dec 07
KeyQue update improves PopChar X, Typinator integration
Ergonis Software (www.ergonis.com) has rolled out KeyCue 8.3, an update of their keyboard shortcut cheat sheet. The upgrade improves PopChar X and Typinator integration, includes some stability improvements, fixes user-reported issues, and improves compatibility with FileMaker Pro 14 and 15. KeyCue 8.3 requires macOS 10.6 or later. The upgrade is free for anyone who owns KeyQue 8 or how purchased a license for KeyCue 7 on or after March 1, 2015. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. For new users the cost is $19.99 for a single user license and $29.95 for a family pack.
Dec 06
Apple posts new tvOS 10.1 developer beta
Apple has seeded the fifth tvOS 10.1 developer beta for the fourth generation Apple TV. The software update so far has included Apple’s new single sign-on feature which lets you authenticate with your cable provider to unlock all compatible paid video apps. Developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center.
Dec 06
Kanex introduces the GoPower Plus
Kanex has announced the GoPower Plus (www.kanex.com/gopowerplus), a portable power solution featuring built-in micro USB with a Lightning adapter for use with both Apple and Android devices. Packed with 8,000 mAh of power, it can purportedly deliver two full charges to your smartphones, while an extra USB port allows an additional device to charge simultaneously. The GoPower Plus features an aluminum finish and fits into a pocket or bag.   GoPower Plus is Apple MFi Certified, which means it’s specifically made to fit with your Apple devices. The Kanex GoPower Plus premium portable batteries will be available mid-December for US$49.95.
 

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