Satechi introduces monitor stand for laptops, desktops
Satechi has introduced the F1 Smart Monitor Stand for laptops and desktops. It sports a slim design and four USB ports for connecting any USB-based devices underneath the computer, avoiding tangled cords.
Additionally, the stand features two integrated audio ports — one for microphones and another for headphones — and two aluminum alloy legs able to support up to 22 pounds of weight.
The F1 Smart Monitor stand can raise the user’s monitor to one of two preset heights. It also improves the computer’s ventilation while creating additional desk space to organize office supplies, keyboards, computer mice and more.
The F1 Smart Monitor Stand is available at an introductory price of US$29.99 at Satechi.net and Amazon.com.
Final Cut Pro X Bristol Effect released on FxFactory
FxFactory has introduced Bristol to its family of SUGARfx plugins. An animated 3D theme, it uses 15 animated elements that can be completely customized to fit any project.
With Bristol, you can use main titles, multiple screen bumpers, title generators and transition elements to create anything from a clean, monochromatic look to a design with a wild color combination, according to the folks at FxFactory. The plugin was designed for exclusive use in FCP X.
Bristol is available for US$49. For more info go to http://fxfactory.com/info/bristol/ .
Muse Templates Pack is a new collection of Adobe Muse website...
Muse Templates Pro Company has released Muse Templates Pack, which allows customers to purchase all of the company's Adobe Muse templates at once.
Adobe Muse templates provide a design for websites that are created with Adobe Muse software. Muse Templates Pack contains 12 templates and lets you create websites by mixing various elements from the different templates.
Adobe Muse templates are available on Muse Templates Pro Company's website (http://www.musetemplatespro.com). The Muse Templates Pack is priced at US$14.99. Every template can be purchased separately for $4.99 each. One template is offered for free. A Mac or PC with Adobe Muse software is required to use the templates.
Enolsoft releases PDF Toolset for Mac
Enolsoft has released PDF Toolset for Mac. It's a multifunctional PDF tool with an optimized SDK [software development kit] and advanced OCR [optical character recognition] engine embed.
PDF Toolset is equipped with a set of technical tools for manipulating PDF files. Users can manage PDF pages with merging and splitting, compress PDF files with five modes and extract images and text from PDF with OCR on a Mac.
Enolsoft PDF Toolset for Mac is available now through the Enolsoft website (http://www.enolsoft.com). The retail price of Enolsoft PDF Toolset for Mac is US$29. A demo is available for download.
Apple announces iTunes Festival Coming to SXSW
Apple has announced the first iTunes Festival to be held in the US, running from March 11-15. Taking place at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, home of Austin City Limits, the iTunes Festival at SXSW will feature iTunes chart toppers including Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Pitbull, Keith Urban, ZEDD and more.
All five nights of the iTunes Festival will be available to enjoy for free as a live and on-demand stream via the iTunes Store on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or PC. Performances can also be seen in the iTunes Festival app on your iOS device or with Apple TV in HD.
"The iTunes Festival in London has become an incredible way for Apple to share its love of music with our customers," says Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. "We're excited about the incredible lineup of artists performing and SXSW is the perfect place to debut the first iTunes Festival in the US."
At the iTunes Festival in London over 400 artists have performed in front of...
URL Extractor for Mac OS X gets improved web extraction engine
Tension Software (http://www.tensionsoftware.com) has revved URL Extractor — the Mac OS X tool for extracting URLs and emails from the web, search engine and local files — to version 4.2. The new version boasts an improved web extraction engine.
URL Extractor requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher. It costs US$50 and is available from the Tension Software web site and the Mac App Store.
Mac X DVD Ripper Free Edition gets enhanced kernel module
MacXDVD Software (http://www.macxdvd.com) has upgraded Mac X DVD Ripper Free Edition, its DVD ripping software. The updated version now supports loading external subtitles to movie, along with enhanced kernel module to make DVD ripping faster and smoother.
By taking advantage of a high-quality conversion engine, multi-core CPU and hyper-threading technology, this DVD ripper for Mac is now able to rip the latest DVD movies with no quality loss, according to the folks at MacXDVD Software.
MacX DVD Ripper Free Edition is, of course, free. There's also an US$59.95 with more features.
CS Odessa announces Cisco Network Diagrams solution
CS Odessa has announced a new ConceptDraw Solution Park Solution for ConceptDraw Pro 9: Cisco Network Diagrams. It's a library collection of Cisco routers, switches, and other network devices suitable for drawings, presentations, and web sites.
There are a number of examples that are included with the new Cisco Networks Diagram Solution located in the ConceptDraw Solution Park, found at conceptdraw.com. Examples include Cisco Express Forwarding Network Topology Diagram, Cisco ISG Topology Diagram, LAN Fault-tolerance System Diagram, Network Organization Chart, Roaming Wireless Local Area Network Diagram, and Wireless Mesh Network Diagram.
This new addition to the ConceptDraw Solution Park is a free item for users of the current version of ConceptDraw Pro. The Cisco Network Diagrams Solution is a new addition to the ConceptDraw Solution Park, a collection of templates, samples, and libraries of vector stencils, icons and clipart that help professionally illustrate documents....
F1 2013 takes pole position for March 6 release for the Mac
Feral Interactive announced that F1 2013, the Formula 1 racing simulation video game, will be released for the Mac on March 6. It's developed and published by Codemasters for consoles and PCs.
Here's how the game is described: "F1 2013 offers Mac gamers the chance to experience all the thrills of the 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship, snd, for the first time in Codemasters’ award-winning series, race classic cars on iconic circuits in a new game mode called F1 Classics. F1 2013 features all the cars, stars and circuits from the 2013 season and includes all of the new rules, tyre changes and remodeled handling to authentically reflect the challenge and exhilaration of racing 2013’s stunning roster of Formula ONE™ cars.
"Additional content will be available in a premium edition of the video game, F1 2013: Classic Edition, which contains two DLC packs. The 1990s Content pack contains six classic cars, three each from the Ferrari and Williams teams, and lets players drive them as...
Storage Made Easy adds support for Evernote
Storage Made Easy, an unified cloud provider, has added support for the Evernote Cloud service. The SME Evernote implementation indexes the Evernote data and makes data available to be used with the SME Cloud File Manager.
This Cloud File Manager unifies data from private data stores and public clouds and makes this data available in a traditional file manager view where it can be interacted with from either the web or from Mac, Windows and Linux desktop "cloud" drives and more.
For business and enterprise users SME is able to provide tracked audit history of Evernote usage, allow easy copying or backup Evernote files to other clouds, sharing of Evernote data externally using password protected and time expired links, as well as making the data available in a common way throughout and organization, with permissions, without giving direct access to the underlying Evernote account, Jim Liddle, Storage Made Easy CEO Jim Liddle says.
The Storage Made Easy Business service is available as...
CalDigit ships FASTA-6GU3 Pro
CalDigit is shipping the CalDigit FASTA-6GU3 Pro. It's the latest version of the company's USB 3.0 and eSATA interface card.
The PCIe card has been revamped with the latest USB 3.0 protocol and SATA 6G chipsets to deliver increased performance, says Kosta Panagos, director of marketing at CalDigit. The FASTA-6GU3 Pro’s USB 3.0 ports are 5Gbps, and feature UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol). The two eSATA ports are full 6G eSATA, and fully compatible with previous generations of eSATA.
On the back are two SATA ports that allow computer users to connect two extra HDDs to their workstation. The FASTA-6GU3 Pro is available to purchase now from the CalDigit Online Store, and CalDigit Resellers worldwide. Pricing for the FASTA-6GU3 Pro is US$169. Go to http://www.caldigit.com for more info.
Cocktail for Mavericks shaken to version 7.2
Maintain has served up Cocktail 7.2 (Mavericks Edition). This version adds: the ability to change the Mac OS X notification banner duration; the ability to turn on the Dock's translucency; the ability to change Safari's default find on page behavior; and more.
Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Mac. Its features are arranged into five categories designed to help you manage various aspects of your computer, including Disk, System, Files, Network and the OS X Interface.
Cocktail (Mavericks Edition) requires OS X Mavericks to run. It costs US$19 and can be downloaded at http://maintain.se/cocktail .
New Scanning Slideshow ready for photographers
Developer Chris Paveglio has introduced Scanning Slideshow 1.0.1 for Mac OS X. This application is a solution for photographers and display designers who need to show a slideshow or projection of images, and to update the show with newly shot images on the fly.
Users can set the length of image display, and choose from several image transition types as well as transition directions. The slideshow can be shown in a floating window or in full screen mode.
Scanning Slideshow is available on the Mac App Store for US$9.99 in the Graphics & Design category. It requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later. Go to http://chris.paveglio.com for more info.
Tasa Graphic Arts releases Mineral Database app for Mac OS X
Mineral Database is a new Mac OS X app from Tasa Graphics Arts. It provides a reference for students, educators, professionals, or anyone interested in minerals.
You can search for minerals by selecting physical properties, optical properties, Dana number, Dana class, or many other classification and occurrence criteria. Or you can browse the mineral photo galleries. You can also search for color, hardness, and streak in field and classroom uses.
Mineral Database requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher and costs US$9.99. It's available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Reference category. Go to http://www.tasagraphicarts.com/ for more info.
TeoreX releases PhotoScissors app for Mac OS X
TeoreX has released PhotoScissors, a Mac compatible tool for simple picture editing. It lets you remove unnecessary background from photos via mouse gestures.
You identify areas to keep and areas to cut out with very rough strokes and the program automatically does the rest. The program automatically applies anti-aliasing filters for smooth edges of the cutout, and quickly processes even larger images.
The price for a single license of PhotoScissors is US$19.99. PhotoScissors is available both for Mac OS X and Windows users. Go to http://www.photoscissors.com/ for more info.
321Soft Mac iPhone Data Recovery revved to version 3.7.8
321Soft Studio, a reputable company says 321Soft Mac iPhone Data Recovery 3.7.8 is now available with enhanced photo and video recovery. The update also improves the quality of "contacts" recovery and will display those deleted phone numbers.
321Soft Mac iPhone Data Recovery is designed to assist iPhone users in recovering lost photos or videos due to power failure, reboot, and other related issues.
321Soft Mac iPhone Data Recovery is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 and higher and helps recover data from iOS 7 devices. It costs US$59.96; a demo is available for download. Go to http://www.321soft.com/ for more info.
Product Builder for Mac OS X gets maintenance upgrade
Tension Software (http://www.tensionsoftware.com) has released version 2.1 of Product Builder, a Mac OS X app targeted to developers. It allows users to create packages ready to be transmitted using the Application Loader (by Apple and included with the Developer tools) to the Mac App Store.
Version 2.1 is a maintenance upgrade. Product Builder costs US$1.99 and is available at the Mac App store. It requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher.
Wireless antenna upgrade offered for Apple Base Stations, Time...
QuickerTek is offering wireless antenna upgrades for Apple's Airport Base Stations and Time Capsules. It provides dual-band 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz WiFi and purportedly triples the range of any version of the Base Station Extreme and/or Time Capsule.
Three different upgrades are available: Airport Base Station Extreme AC, 2TB Time Capsule and the 3TB Time Capsule from $399.95 to $599.95.
Customers can also send in their own unit to be modified at a price of $199. Go to http://tinyurl.com/k2y9yud for more info.
This Base Station Extreme AC Antenna Upgrade works with Mac OS X 10.7 and later, as does the Airport Extreme. The QuickerTek antennas can be mounted to all three versions of the Airport Extreme as well as the 2TB and 3TB Time Capsule versions.
MyIP for Mac OS X gets maintenance upgrade
Tension Software (http://www.tensionsoftware.com) has released version 2.0.1 of MyIP, a Mac OS X utility that lets you view public IP addresses to which you're connected. It's a maintenance upgrade.
It can work also in background and can optionally show the current IP in the menu bar.
The public IP is the IP address you use to connect to the global net and is the address the rest of the world "sees" you at.
MyIP 2.0.1 is optimized for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. It costs US$0.99 and is available at the Mac App Store.
MLBAM completes initial iBeacon installations
Major League Advanced Baseball Media (MLBAM) says it's completed installation of Apple's iBeacon technology at the first two of more than 20 Major League Baseball ballparks that will use iBeacon technology for opening day of the 2014 season.
With 65 iBeacons affixed throughout Petco Park and Dodger Stadium, the two ballparks have become the first sports venues in the world permanently equipped with iBeacon, a technology introduced with iOS 7 that uses Bluetooth Low Energy and geofencing for micro-location awareness.
Baseball fans will be able to utilize iBeacon technology within MLB.com At The Ballpark when the award-winning app's 2014 update is released for Opening Day. Complete details on new features being developed by MLBAM for At The Ballpark, including iBeacon capabilities, will be available in March.
"We are proud to be the first ballpark to roll out iBeacon technology, and we'd like to thank our partners at MLBAM for the effort to make this happen," says Padres President and...
CD/DVD Label for OS X adds Epson direct to disk printing...
iWinSoft has rolled out an update for its CD/DVD Label design software for Mac OS X. The update adds Epson direct to disk printing functions.
Also added in this release is the ability to add a text table to labels. as well as interface improvements that simplify the creation of custom label formats. It's a free update for registered users. iWinSoft CD Label Maker for Mac costs $29.95. and is available for free download at the iWinSoft Website ( http://www.iwinsoft.com/).
1789 updated Slovoed dictionaries available for Mac OS X
Paragon Software Group has released 178 newly updated Slovoed dictionaries for Mac OS X, featuring the new Slovoed Spelling Game, a learning tool with increasing levels of complexity.
With the Slovoed Spelling Game, users can check their foreign language skills, pronunciation and verbal comprehension without having to purchase an additional program. The user listens to word pronunciations and has exactly three minutes to spell them correctly. The English, German, French, Italian, Russian and Spanish games include multiple difficulty levels, and the highest levels challenge the player with difficult words carefully selected by leading linguists and experts.
In addition to the new Slovoed Spelling Game, Slovoed dictionary apps offer other learning tools. The user can look up words and phrases in any grammatical and spelling form or even dictate them. Slovoed dictionaries are available for all levels. Go to http://www.slovoed.com for more info.
BaseElements 4.5.0 for FileMaker Pro 13 released
FileMaker tools developer Goya has announced BaseElements 4.5.0, an update to their developer tool.
With the tool, developers can analyze and document FileMaker solutions. BaseElements provides a cross reference of every element in a solution and helps developers find and fix errors, track issues, document changes, and plan future development. Version 4.5.0 is a free update to version 4 that's FileMaker Pro 13 compatible.
A single user license of BaseElements is US$499, and a site license is $1,299. Both licenses will run on FileMaker Server for hosted access with only the site license allowing access by more than one user at a time. Developers may try BaseElements completely unlocked for 30 days using a registration code available from the website. Upgrades are $249 for the single user license and $649 for a site license. Go to http://www.goya.com.au/ for more info.
myTuner Radio, formerly for iOS devices, comes to OS X
AppGeneration has released myTuner Radio app for Mac. It's the OS X version of the iOS streaming radio app.
myTuner Radio offers access to 30,000 live radio stations from more than 120 countries. The app interface can be minimized, so Mac users can continue to work while they listen to the radio.
myTuner Radio requires Mac OS X 10.9 or later. It's available for US$7.99 at the Mac App Store in the Music category. Go to http://www.mytuner.mobi for more info.
Twelve South introduces the Compass 2 for iPad
Twelve South introduces Compass 2, a totally redesigned version of its go-anywhere, multipurpose stand for the iPad. It's been retooled with new dimensions optimized to work with all Apple tablets, including the iPad Air and iPad mini.
Plus, it offers a locking rear leg for desktop use and a more FaceTime-friendly viewing angle. The Compass 2 holds all iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad models in both landscape and portrait. Available in iPad Silver, Tactical Black and Candy Apple Red, it's available for US$39.99 at Apple retail stores and TwelveSouth.com .
OWC expands Thunderbolt interface storage Line with ThunderBay...
Other World Computing (OWC) has expanded its line of Thunderbolt interface storage products with the addition of the OWC ThunderBay IV four-bay external high-performance drive.
The ThunderBay IV, available in capacities up to 16TB of total storage, adds storage capacity and throughput to any Mac or PC with a Thunderbolt port. Applications such as A/V post-production, photography, music, graphics, data management, and even Time Machine backups are enhanced with access to data at sustained data rates of up to 887MB/s read, 884MB/s write.
The ThunderBay IV supports independent drive access of up to four installed drives, is fully RAID ready, and is designed for RAID 0, 1, and 5 configurations. Even combinations of RAID, individual drive(s) or multiple RAID sets are possible with OWC ThunderBay IV. It's available from OWC and select retailers in a variety of configurations and pricing options. Go to http://tinyurl.com/n4k8j6s for details.
TinyBooks for Mac OS rings up version 8.0.8
Ken Winograd and Space-Time Associates have introduced an update (version 8.0.8) of TinyBooks Pro, the Mac accounting and bookkeeping program.
TinyBooks Pro is designed for sole proprietors, home and other small businesses, and family finances. The new version adds the ability to sort all months (individually, or at the same time) by date, comment, payment type, amount, account, etc. It also adds a Checkmarks Info display (in the same area as the OnTheFly Totals display) to ease checking, banking and/or credit card reconciliations.
TinyBook Pro requires Mac OSX 10.6 or greater. For more information, to download a demo, or register the program for US$79, go to www.winograd.com .
Ableton releases Dark Synth by Amazing Noises
Ableton, in conjunction with Amazing Noises, has announced Dark Synth, a new Max for Live synthesizer. At its heart are 2,048 independently-controllable sine wave oscillators (partials) capable of creating many varieties of classic waveforms such as sawtooth and square wave.
Dark Synth also provides direct access to each partial and the ability to draw, modulate, distort, filter, and morph sounds at the spectral level. The interface lets users dial in complex and dynamic soundscapes, from vibrant warbling leads and warped bass sounds, to Detroit-style techno pads, lo-fi chillwave atmospheres, mutant organs, ambient textures, and more.
Along with stretch, overdrive, and granular stereo simulation effects, Dark Synth features the capability to create up to 128 detuned and phase-shifted copies of all 2,048 partials. The software is available for US$69. Go to http://tinyurl.com/kenfqmk for more info.
DEVONagent 3.7 for Mac OS X gets new Twitter scanner and more
DEVONtechnologies (http://www.devontechnologies.com) has upgraded its Internet research assistant, DEVONagent, to version 3.7 with a new Twitter link scanner, improved visual appearance, and bug fixes.
The update is free and recommended for all users. In addition DEVONagent Pro 3.7 received a more elegant styling for multiple selected items, as well as updated search sets, scanners, and action scripts. All editions of DEVONagent, from Lite to Pro, come with updated plugins for JSTOR, SEC, and Technorati.
DEVONagent is available in an US$49.95 pro version, a $4.95 express version, and a free lite version.
Dutch Skies 360 Volume 5 released
Bob Groothuis has released Dutch Skies 360 Volume 5, a collection of royalty free HDRI images of Dutch Skies 360.
The sIBL/HDR sets can be imported by most popular 3D applications. The images, with the famous Dutch Light/skies, can be used for advertisements, visual effects, 3D, architecture, game development and more. A free sample sIBL/HDR set from the Dutch Skies 360 Volume 5 collection is available for download.
The Dutch Skies 360 Volume 5 collection contains 40 sIBL/HDR sets. Also included are the 11k (11.000 x 5.500 pixels) HDRI panorama's of all 40 sets. A free sample sIBL/HDR set from the Dutch Skies 360 Volume 5 collection is available for download. The sIBL/HDR set's can be imported by most 3D applications.
The Dutch Skies 360 Volume 5 collection costs US$69.99. The licenses are royalty free. After online payment the HDRI/sIBL images are immediately available for download. Go to http://tinyurl.com/nybjzqa for more info.
FileThis debuts digital mailbox, filing service
Just in time for tax day and spring cleaning, FileThis has debuted its digital mailbox and filing service that's designed to help consumers get on top of their household documents and offering the ability to find any important document quickly.
It automatically and securely fetches online bills, statements and other important home and finance accounts. The service allows consumers to store these text searchable documents where they choose, according to Brian Berson, CEO and co-founder of FileThis. It analyzes each document and then tags and organizes it based on content, automatically separating medical records from financial, or bills from mortgage statements, he adds.
FileThis is free for users for the first six connections to more than 300 U.S. vendors, including financial institutions, insurance companies, and utilities. For more connections, FileThis offers different plans, including: US$2 per month for up to 12 connections that run weekly; or, $5 per month for up to 30...
Graphic Converter for Mac OS X gets non-destructive image...
Lemke Software has revved GraphicConverter, its image utility for Mac OS X, to version 9.1.
It's an universal image editing program that features image conversion from more than 200 different file formats. Fully compatible with different Mac OS versions including the latest OS X 10.9 Mavericks, GraphicConverter 9.1 also includes enhancements to existing functionality and several new features such as non-destructive image editing and undo in the browser.
GraphicConverter 9.1 costs US$39.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website (http://www.lemkesoft.de/en/lemkesoft/). It's a free download for all version 9.x customers. A demo is available for download.
FmPro Migrator 7.12 adds FileMaker 13 table consolidation...
com Solutions has released FmPro Migrator Developer Edition 7.12 with support for FileMaker Pro Advanced 13 table consolidation projects using AppleScript GUI automation.
FmPro Migrator is a stand-alone application which quickly and accurately migrates FileMaker Pro databases to MySQL, Oracle, Access, SQL Server, Sybase, and much more. This release supports FileMaker Pro Advanced 11, FileMaker Pro Advanced 12 and FileMaker Pro Advanced 13 running on MacOS X 10.6 and higher.
FmPro Migrator Developer Edition is priced at US$200 per developer. Go to http://tinyurl.com/yhzahuk for more info.
Apple revs Compressor to version 4.1.1
Apple has updated Compressor, its pro video encoding and formatting tool, to version 4.1.1. The upgrade fixes a variety of glitches and bugs, as well as stability issues when using multiple plug-ins.
Current Compressor users can upgrade for free. For new users the cost is US$49.99. Compressor is available at the Mac App Store.
PhotoUpLink Aperture Export Plugin adds Facebook Pages uploading...
PhotoUpLink for Aperture 1.8.3 includes a new feature enabling owners of Facebook business, organization or brand pages to upload photos directly to any Facebook Page they manage, directly from the Aperture Export menu.
When logged in as the Facebook user with Manager or Content Creator admin roles, a list of all Facebook Pages that the account manages is provided. Any group of photos selected into the PhotoUpLink Aperture Export Plugin will then be uploaded to the designated Facebook Page.
PhotoUpLink also includes an FTP function that, when run, executes in separate process from the host application and can be terminated at any time, preventing The app's modal dialog box provides feedback of the upload process, displaying per file and total upload progress information.
PhotoUpLink for Aperture 1.8.3 is a 64-bit Intel build for Aperture 3.4.5 and requires Mac OS X 10.7.5 or newer. It's been tested to work with Aperture 3.4.5 when running on OS X Mavericks. PhotoUpLink for Aperture...
Aquafadas Digital Publishing System updated to version 3.2
Aquafadas has updated its Digital Publishing System to version 3.2. The digital publishing solution now sports more than 30 new features and improvements.
Content creators use Aquafadas technology to publish books, magazines and more. Digital Publishing System 3.2 includes three new games. Publishers can also add interaction between online and static content. Other new features include region magnification and re-engineered Smart Reading.
Go to http://tinyurl.com/lcfamtv for more info. A demo is available for download. Pricing options can be found at http://store.aquafadas.com/en/#/home .
YoWindow is new weather app for the Mac
YoWindow is a new weather app for Mac OS X. It's free and is available at the Mac App Store.
With YoWindow an animated landscape reflects the weather at your home or business. For instance, if it's raining, it "rains"rains in the app's interface. The sunset and the sunrise in YoWindow happens at exactly the same time as in real life.
What's more, you can scroll forward to see the weather forecast. Move the time forward, and you can literally see how the weather is going to change throughout the day.
YoWindow requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. Go to https://itunes.apple.com/app/id418121914 to download the app.
Markzware introduces PageZephyr Search for InDesign
Markzware has announced PageZephyr Search Mac, a search tool for the Macintosh platform. It allows users to search Abode InDesign files (INDD documents) for specific text content, in conjunction with Apple Spotlight.
Text can be viewed directly within the PageZephyr Search tool or by having PageZephyr Search open the documents in InDesign. (An appropriate version of InDesign is required as PageZephyr Search is not a file conversion tool). The app also allows one to copy the text out of an InDesign file without having InDesig present.
When a user right-clicks on the highlighted word and a compatible version of InDesign is installed, PageZephyr Search Mac opens the file in InDesign and takes the user to that word in the InDesign file (INDD document). Additionally, Users can copy and paste text, in plain text format (TXT), out of PageZephyr Search into a favorite text editor or text program.
PageZephyr Search v1 Mac requires Mac OS 10.7 or higher. It's priced as a perpetual license model...
Remote FileMaker 13 Training Series Course coming in May
FileMaker authors John Mark Osborne and Steven Blackwell will teach the FileMaker Training Series for FileMaker Pro 13 remotely in May. All you need is a good Internet connection to participate.
The FileMaker Training Series (FTS) is the official training curriculum from FileMaker, Inc. It offers a series of 13 training modules that cover a set of topics designed to help students master the essentials of FileMaker solution development. This new series incorporates new features of the FileMaker 13 product line throughout the modules but stresses good programming skills for FileMaker 7, 8, 8.5, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
Database Pros offers the FTS modules grouped in eight hour classes as follows: "Planning a FileMaker Solution," "Developer Skills," "Advanced Developer Skills," "FileMaker Server," and "Security." The first 3 days of class emphasize development skills like relational design, scripting, calculations and reporting while the last 2twodays cover deployment in the areas of security...
321Soft announces Data Recovery for Mac
321Soft Studio has released its data recovery solution, 321Soft Data Recovery for Mac. The company says it can recover lost data from all types of media such as hard drives, USB flash drives, SD Card, memory sticks, mobile devices, or any other type of portable storage device.
321Soft Mac Data Recovery is available in Single User and Technician licenses. The software is available at a starting price of US$99.95 and is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 or above. A demo is available for download. Go to http://tinyurl.com/lb5gfbt for more info.
Boot Camp update adds 64-bit drivers for Windows 7, 8
Apple has updated Boot Camp, software included with Mac OS X that lets you run compatible versions of Windows on an Intel-based Mac. The upgrade adds support for 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.
The Boot Camp update is available in two versions. Version 5.1.5640 is mid-2013 MacBook Airs, late-2013 MacBook Pro with Retina display models and late-2013 iMacs. Version 5.1.5621 (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1720) is available for a variety of other Mac models. Both are free downloads from the Mac App Store.
Deliver Express for Mac OS X now allows transfer of uncompressed...
Zevrix Solutions (http://www.zevrix.com) has announced Deliver Express 2.4, a feature update to its solution to automatically send and share files across the Internet and local networks on the Mac.
Deliver Express processes files from watched hot folders and can serve multiple users on a network while running totally unattended. It offers e-mail notifications, multi-destination delivery, file compression, detailed history and much more. The new version allows users to transfer uncompressed folders to FTP and SFTP servers.
Deliver Express can be purchased from the Zevrix website as well as from authorized resellers. The license prices are based on the maximum number of allowed destinations and range from US$29.95 to $299.95. The update is free for licensed customers. A demo is available for download. Deliver Express requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher.
TeamViewer for Mac OS X now Integrates With Zendesk
TeamViewer has announced full integration of TeamViewer remote support into Zendesk, a provider of cloud-based software for customer service. Agents now can start secure TeamViewer support sessions directly from within a Zendesk ticket.
The integration is available for Zendesk customers. To use remote support with TeamViewer, customers need a valid TeamViewer license. Further information on TeamViewer licensing can be found at www.teamviewer.com/licensing. The TeamViewer integration app for Mac OS X can be downloaded at http://www.zendesk.com/apps/teamviewer.
Ntractive announces Elements CRM 5.5 with desktop view
Ntractive has rolled out Elements CRM Version 5.5. Elements CRM is a cloud-based Mac Customer Relationship Management (Mac CRM) Solution for Mac business and enterprise.
Version 5.5 offers a Desktop View of the app. Now, users on iMacs and Thunderbolt Displays can select a larger, desktop view of the app that includes more visible data in one screen, more powerful dashboard tools and a larger font size.
Elements CRM 5.5 is available immediately.
The download is free but requires a subscription to Elements CRM. Group pricing starts at US$24.95/user/month, Professional pricing starts at $49.95/user/month, and Enterprise pricing starts at $69.95/user/month. Go to http://tinyurl.com/k2u4kkc for more info.
MEI debuts cloud-based workflow system
Managing Editor Inc. (MEI), a provider of digital publishing and workflow solutions, has released TruEdit, its latest collaborative workflow system. It's a cloud-based platform for planning, creating, managing and delivering multi-channel content via its web client and Adobe InDesign Plug-in.
Additionally, TruEdit comes equipped with automations for streamlined output to the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS). This enhances the process of creating digital publications for tablet and mobile devices, says Mark Leister, senior vice president of business development at MEI (http://www.maned.com).
A demo is available for download. Contact MEI (http://www.maned.com) for pricing options.
Smith Micro launches MotionArtistTV interactive platform
Smith Micro Software has launched its social multimedia platform MotionArtistTV, targeted for artists, animators and graphic art enthusiasts. It combines the open, interactive canvas of HTML5 with content sharing through a social portal.
MotionArtistTV allows users to view interactive, animated content, connect with fellow artists and users, and share their HTML5 graphics, animations, and multimedia comics created with the software, says Steve Yatson, vice president of operations for Smith Micro, Productivity and Graphics Group. Free and open to the public, MotionArtistTV allows budding artists to join an open-submission community for animated HTML5 graphics.
Once community members create a login ID, they receive a personalized profile for posting their own content and following favorite artists. All members can view, like and comment on other members’ work, as well as create watch-lists of their favorite episodes and series.
MotionArtistTV is a free web portal, immediately...
SavvyDox collaborative document review software comes to Mac OS X
SavvyDox has brought its self-titled software to the Mac. It's available now in beta form. Just remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.
The folks at SavvyDox say it's designed to solve tablet and desktop document management issues for enterprises, government and publishers —all within an enterprise grade, private, hybrid or public cloud based secure infrastructure. Authors can upload documents directly from a PDF file, then share those documents among multiple recipients.
Anyone receiving the document can add comments, private or shared. Shared comments are immediately visible to the author and all other readers.
As a cloud based system, SavvyDox also keeps track of access to documents. While accessing the cloud, SavvyDox Document Analytics allow authors to determine which readers have downloaded and opened their documents, and if required, a document can be revoked. Go to http://www.savvydox.com for more info.
OWC expands memory upgrade options for the new Mac Pro
Other World Computing has expanded its memory upgrade options for the new Mac Pro. The pro desktop is available with either 12GB (4GB x 3) or 16GB (4GB x 4) base memory configurations from the factory. However, OWC offers the following pricing options:
° OWC 8GB Module US$119.99: Savings of up to 40% (save up to $80) vs. factory;
° OWC 32GB Kit (16GB x 2) $437.99. Savings of up to 45% (save up to $362) vs. factory;
° OWC 48GB Kit (16GB x 3) $649. Savings of up to 46% (save up to $551) vs. factory;
° OWC 64GB Kit (16GB x 4) $849. Savings of up to 47% (save up to $751) vs. factory.
Also, OWC options for adding 4GB and up to 64GB to Mac Pro 2013 are now available from $74.99. Note that16GB modules for the Mac Pro are registered and can't be mixed with standard 4GB and 8GB modules. However, 4GB and 8GB modules from OWC and Apple can be mixed and matched. Go to http://tinyurl.com/ewapc for more info.
Fireebok Studio introduces CleanMyPhone
Fireebok Studio has announced CleanMyPhone, a Mac OS X software solution designed for cleaning up and backing up data from iOS device directly on a Mac.
Through detecting, analyzing and deleting cumbersome temp files, CleanMyPhone will generally reclaim up to 60% free space for users, according to Carith, advanced software engineer of Fireebok Studio. For average users, the regular inner cleanup will keep iOS devices running smoothly and away from out of disk, he adds.
The Disk Manager of CleanMyPhone is designed to help configure, organize and manage files and apps on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The disk space will be categorized as iOS system partition and user data partition; the user data partition contains photos, music, videos, books, user apps, system apps and user data.
The App Cleaner module scans for documents and data, app cache, app cookies and app junk files scattered throughout your device’s memory. Similarl to the Disk Manager, this module also allows you to access...
WaterField rolls out Rough Rider messenger bag
WaterField Designs has given us the Rough Rider leather messenger bag, a throwback to the past with modern functionality.
The Rough Rider's strap system compresses bag contents to maintain a slim, neat profile and it positions the bag snuggly against the body to help ease back fatigue, according to Gary Waterfield, CEO of WaterField Designs. It's constructed of naturally-tanned leather. A splash of nylon under the flap (in six color choices) allows for customization.
The laptop bag main compartment can house a 13-inch laptop or tablet, along with files, chargers, and other necessities. There are two waxed canvas pockets in the main compartment and two additional scratch-free, lined pockets under the flap.
The flap snaps shut with two options to adjust based on the bulk of what's inside. A removable no-slip shoulder pad keeps the adjustable strap in place. A leather handle sits at the top for a quick grab.
The Rough Rider is priced at US$335. It's available for pre-order at...