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Feb 13
Output Factory for Adobe InDesign upgrade improves TIFF image...
Zevrix Solutions has announced Output Factory 1.5.64, a maintenance update to its output automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The utility automates printing, exporting and  preflighting from InDesign. The software offers batch processing, export as single pages, layer versioning and much more. Version 1.5.64 makes Output Factory a 64-bit application and addresses an issue in which blank TIFF images could be created under low memory conditions when exporting oversized InDesign documents. Output Factory can be purchased from the Zevrix website for $169.95. Theres a “lite” version for $120, and a server version for $700). A demo is available for download. BatchOutput users can upgrade to Output Factory for $85. Output Factory requires macOS 10.6 or higher and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2017.
Feb 10
Touch Innovations announces touch tech-driven, ergonomic...
Touch Innovations has released the Kontrol Master, a touch technology-driven desktop design for speeding up workflow with enhanced ergonomic control of unlimited DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) virtual faders and knobs. It integrates a user’s second hand into the musical mix using a knob to control virtual knobs, faders, and more. Users can hover the mouse pointer over the object to be controlled and immediately start using that knob for a tactile feel. The Kontrol Master is available for online purchase (http://tinyurl.com/ze558ar) from Touch Innovations for $299. There’s free shipping in the continental U.S.
Feb 09
Boris FX and Imagineer Systems team up for Mocha VR
Boris FX, in collaboration with Imagineer Systems, has announced Mocha VR (http://borisfx.com/pages/mocha-vr), a plug-in for Adobe, Avid, and OFX hosts. It’s designed to bring native 360 degree optimized planar tracking, masking, object removal, and horizon stabilization tools to cinematic VR filmmakers. With Mocha VR, editors and artists can track, roto, create effects, and insert graphics without worrying about equirectangular seams or distorted pixels. It runs as a plug-in inside industry standard editing and effects applications Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Avid Media Composer, and NUKE provides an immediate and accessible workflow for 360 degree/VR post tasks. You can render finished shots to your timeline or export tracking and roto data in a variety of formats for flexibility and project sharing. Mocha VR is available in plug-in ($995) and standalone ($1,995) versions. Upgrades from Mocha Pro 5 are $300. An annual subscription that includes multi-host plug-ins and...
Feb 09
Sonnet announces Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE)...
Sonnet Technologies (www.sonnettech.com) has announced Mac compatible Twin 10G Thunderbolt 3 Edition Thunderbolt 3 to Dual-Port 10GBASE-T 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapter, and the Twin 10G SFP+ Thunderbolt 3 Edition Thunderbolt 3 to Dual-Port SFP+ 10GbE adapter. Both allow you to add10GbE network connectivity to a Mac with a Thunderbolt 3 port. They also enable users to connect their computers via copper or optical cables to high-speed network infrastructure and storage systems using the 10GbE standard. The Twin 10G Thunderbolt 3 adapter is equipped with two RJ45 ports, enabling users to connect their computers to a switch or other 10GbE interface via inexpensive CAT-6 or CAT-6A copper cabling at distances up to 55 or 100 meters, respectively. The Twin 10G SFP+ Thunderbolt 3 adapter is equipped with two SFP+ sockets, allowing users to select either short-range (up to 300 meters) or long-range (up to 10 kilometers) SFP+ transceivers (sold separately), and connect their computers...
Feb 09
Maintain serves up Cocktail 10.2.1 (Sierra Edition)
Maintain has served up Cocktail 10.2.1 (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 support for unified logging, macOS Sierra 10.12.3 compatibility, and more. 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.
Feb 08
TextSoap for macOS gets a maintenance upgrade
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 8.3.1.
 The software — compatible with macOS 10.10 or higher — processes text from different formats. Version 8.3.1 is a maintenance release designed to improve stability and address 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 8.3.1 has a suggested retail price of $44.99 for new users.
Feb 08
LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign update improves JPEG Conversion
Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.0.15, a maintenance update to company's workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The tool allows uers to reduce the size of InDesign links and speeds up processing by eliminating excess image data. Link Optimizer also performs image adjustments, converts formats and helps repurpose files for web and mobile devices. Version 5.0.15 addresses an issue in which user defined image quality settings weren't applied when converting InDesign links to JPEG. LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $259.95 (a “lite” version is available for $179.95). A demo is available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7 and higher and Adobe InDesign/Photoshop CS5-CC 20.
Feb 08
App Tamer 2.3 for macOS detects, controls apps that use too much...
St. Clair Software (http://www.stclairsoft.com/) has released an upgrade (2.3) to App Tamer, its Mac utility that manages applications to deliver more efficient CPU usage and increased battery life. This version detects CPU-hogging applications and helps reduce their CPU usage. App Tamer comes pre-configured to automatically manage Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Spotlight, Time Machine, Word and many other apps when they're in the background. You can customize it for other apps, as well. App Tamer will operate on any Mac running macOS 10.8 or higher. You can try the utility free for 15 days. Version 2.3 is free to 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.
Feb 08
Stunnix releases new version of Web4GUI
Stunnix has released a new version of Web4GUI (http://stunnix.com/prod/aws/), a tool that allows developers tto produce apps out of  PHP/Python/Java/MySQL websites. The apps produced with Web4GUI can run directly from CDs/DVDs/USB drives or network shares, and they look like usual desktop apps. Web4GUI allows developers to convert an already-existing site into an app in several clicks with little or few modifications to server-side and client-side code of the site. Also, Web4GUI allows the production of apps for Windows/Mac/Linux using web technologies like PHP/Python/Java/MySQL. For example, you can create an app out of your website that includes all posts and comments. You can distribute it on DVD or as .dmg/.exe file, so people can browse or search on your site and read comments without any Internet access. A free evaluation version is available for download.
Feb 07
Apple releases new public beta of iOS 10.3
Apple has released a second public beta of iOS 10.3. If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do so at https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/ . iOS 10.3 updates the file structure on an iOS device to the Apple File System (APFS). AFPS is optimized for Flash/SSD storage and features “strong encryption, copy-on-write metadata, space sharing, cloning for files and directories, snapshots, fast directory sizing, atomic safe-save primitives, and improved file system fundamentals.” The beta also includes a new "Find My AirPods" ability, additions to Siri, CarPlay improvements, and some changes to Maps. What’s more, Apple says that by the time iOS 10.3 is available to customers, developers will be able to respond to customer reviews on the Apple App Store.
Feb 07
Apple releases second developer beta of macOS 10.12.4
Apple has released a second developer beta of macOS 10.12.4. It can be be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center. macOS Sierra 10.12.4 brings iOS's Night Shift mode to the Mac, allowing users to cut down on blue light exposure. It also includes Shanghainese dictation support, cricket scores for Siri, and PDFKit improvements.
Feb 07
Qwiki for macOS gets Touch Bar support
Christopher Hannah has revved Qwiki, his search app for macOS, to version 1.3 It’s a utility that puts Wikipedia in your Menu Bar. Qwiki features native searching, article reading in the app, the amity to export links, automation support and more. You can search Wikipedia for articles and display them either in Qwiki or in your web browser. Version 1.3 offers Touch Bar support. Qwiki 1.3 requires macOS 1010 or higher and costs $3.99. It’s available exclusively through the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/ztckpvg).
Feb 07
AKVIS releases USA Frame Pack
AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has released the USA Frame Pack, the latest addition to its Countries series. The picture frame collection includes 100 templates intended for use exclusively with AKVIS Frames and AKVIS ArtSuite. The USA Frame Pack includes images of the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Times Square, the Hollywood sign, the White House, Las Vegas casinos, national parks, the Grand Canyon, and more. Along with the Countries series AKVIS offers a palette of themed frame collections including Holidays and Events, Four Seasons, and Hobbies and Interest. The AKVIS products run on macOS 10.7 or higher. The new USA Frame Pack sells for $17.
Feb 06
MarginNote Pro for macOS, iOS upgraded to version 2.5.3
MarginNote Pro (https://marginnote.com) for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad has been upgraded to version 2.5.3. It’s a learning tool for students, educators, researchers, lawyers, business professionals, and other users who want to optimize and streamline the note taking process. Version 2.5.3 offers several major new features, including Anki integration, iCloud Sync, blur recall mode, and automatic flashcard creation. MarginNote Pro 2.5.3 costs $9.99. It’s available in the Apple App Store for the iPhone and iPad an the Mac App Store for macOS.
Feb 03
Area51 releases a cross platform encryption tool
Area51 Limited have updated R10Cipher (http://www.magiccipher.com) — a cross platform encryption tool for macOS (10.7 and higher), Windows and Linux — and give it a new name: Magic Cipher. It takes text, files, folder or images and encrypts them using 384 bit Blowfish encryption. Magic Cipher supports batch encryption by “drag and drop.” Since it doesn’t require installation you can, for example, copy the Mac, Windows and Linux versions of Magic Cipher to a USB drive along with your encrypted documents and files. Your documents and files are secure, but available whenever and wherever you require them. Magic Cipher costs $24.95 for a single user license. Corporate and site licenses are available. As with all Area51 software, Magic Cipher is available at a discount to educational and official charity/voluntary organizations. A demo is available for download. Existing users of any version of R10Cipher can upgrade to Magic Cipher for $15. If you have a lifetime license for R10Cipher,...
Feb 03
Elmedia Player for macOS gets translated to new languages
Eltima Software (http://mac.eltima.com) has released Elmedia Player 6.7, a new version of its universal media player for macOS. It supports most commonly used audio and video formats and downloads media from the web. The application features a 10-band audio equalizer, its own volume control, a video tuner for adjusting sharpness, contrast, reducing noise, video aspect ratio change, playback speed adjustment, ability to edit subtitles and much more. Version 6.7 has been translated to new languages, now features VobSub subtitles support for AirPlay streaming and got some necessary improvements. Elmedia Player requires macOS 10.7 or higher. It costs $9.99 and is available through the Mac App Store in the Video category.
Feb 02
Baccus is a new backup app for the Mac
Factorial has introduced Baccus 1.0, a new backup App for macOS. It’s designed to make it easy to back up your home folder to multiple backup devices, including external drives and NAS. Once configured, connect your external drive or connect to your network, and Baccus will start backing up your files. You can exclude items from your backups to avoid backing up private or unwanted data to certain destinations. Baccus will even automatically mount your NAS shares. Baccus requires macOS 10.10 or later. Single user licenses cost $19.99. A free time limited trial is available via the Baccus website (http://baccusapp.com).
Feb 02
RE:Lens 1.2 introduces 360 VR and fisheye stabilization
RE:Vision Effects has announced RE:Lens v1.2 for Adobe After Effects that introduces a spherical stabilization feature for 360 VR and fisheye footage. RE:Lens is a set of tools for projection conversion and lens distortion correction and is vital for super-wide, fisheye, spherical, and 360 panorama workflow.  RE:Lens straightens curved video captured with wide-angle and fisheye lenses. 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, plus create new looks with your 4K, 6K and 8K cameras that were not previously possible. You can animate camera rotations and zooms in post, providing greater flexibility when directing the viewer's attention, and even create two separate virtual views using a single camera. RE:Lens 1.2 adds 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...
Feb 02
Git client Tower adds Touch Bar support
fournova has announced Tower 2.6, an update to the company's Git client for macOS 10.8 and higher. It provides an interface that combines all the features that Git has to offer. Version 2.6 features various features and improvements, including Touch Bar support for the new MacBooks Pros, extended Git LFS support, and easier OAuth management. There are also speed improvements. Version 2.6 is a free update for existing customers. New users can test the app and all its features 30 days for free. Licenses are available for $79. Volume discounts and discounts for students and educational institutions are offered as well.
Feb 01
BookArc updated to support the latest MacBook Pros
Twelve South has released a new model of its BookArc — which allows you to run your setup from the power of your Mac laptop while in closed clamshell mode — that supports the 2016 MacBook Pros. To use you slide your MacBook Pro into the silicone slot, connect it to an external display, add a full-size keyboard and mouse to enjoy the comfort of a desktop setup. Unplug the MacBook, and BookArc’s newly designed cable-catch feature keeps your cables from falling to the floor. The BookArc for 2016 MacBook Pros costs $49.99.
Feb 01
Multiplayer battles come to Empire: Total War on the Mac App...
Feral Interactive has announced that the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/hhas3qz) version of epic strategy game Empire: Total War has been updated to support multiplayer mode. Players can now enjoy the online features of Empire: Total War by signing up for an account with Calico, Feral’s own multiplayer matching service. Using Calico, players can invite friends to multiplayer battles and co-op campaigns, compare skill ratings, and track achievements. Empire: Total War requires macOS 10.11.6 or higher. It costs $34.99.
Feb 01
MailRaider 3.0 for macOS adds Touch Bar support
MailRaider 3.0 is now available from 45RPM Software (http://www.45rpmsoftware.com). The app can open email files written by Microsoft Outlook, and extract any attached files. Version 3 adds support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pros. MailRaider can automatically extract your Outlook files into the most appropriate format. Message files are extracted into Apple Mail format (or your email client of choice), appointments are extracted into Calendar format, and addresses are extracted into Contacts format. What's more, if you have lots of emails to extract then you can choose to extract them in bulk — and save them in bulk for import directly into your Mail client. MailRaider 3.0 requires macOS 10.10 or later. It’s available for $4.99 at the Mac App Store in the Business category.
Feb 01
Apple has released AirPods firmware 3.5.1
Apple has released AirPods firmware 3.5.1. AppleInsider.com says it’s probably already been downloaded to a synchronized device. Installation is automatic when the AirPods are in their charging case, the case is plugged into a charger, and the linked iPhone is in close proximity and connected to Wi-Fi. You can check the installed firmware revision in the "General" settings menu, by selecting "About," then “AirPods.” AppleInsider says the update contains "miscellaneous minor bug fixes."
Feb 01
ChronoSync for macOS revved to version 4.7.3
Econ Technologies (www.econtechnologies.com) has released ChronoSync 4.7.3 for macOS with several new features and fixes. It’s a sync, backup, and bootable back-up app. ChronoSync can back up and sync to anything you can connect to a Mac: external drives, thumb drives, NAS drives, remote Macs, PC's and cloud services. Version 4.7.3 includes several fixes, in addition to the enhancements implemented in ChronoSync 4.7.3. ChronoSync works with macOS 10.8 and higher. A demo is available for download; registration is $49.99.
Jan 31
iPhone, Services, Mac, Apple Watch set all-time records
Apple has announced the financial results for its fiscal 2017 first quarter that ended Dec. 31, 2016. The company posted all-time record quarterly revenue of $78.4 billion and all-time record quarterly earnings per diluted share of $3.36. These results compare to revenue of $75.9 billion and earnings per diluted share of $3.28 in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 64 percent of the quarter’s revenue. “We’re thrilled to report that our holiday quarter results generated Apple’s highest quarterly revenue ever, and broke multiple records along the way. We sold more iPhones than ever before and set all-time revenue records for iPhone, Services, Mac and Apple Watch,” said CEO Tim Cook. “Revenue from Services grew strongly over last year, led by record customer activity on the App Store, and we are very excited about the products in our pipeline.” “Our outstanding business performance resulted in a new all-time record for earnings per share, and over $27 billion in...
Jan 31
Twelve South releases the MagicBridge for Mac owners
Twelve South (www.twelvesouth.com) has released the $34.99 MagicBridge. Much like its predecessor, the MagicWand, the MagicBridge connects your Apple Wireless Keyboard and your Magic Trackpad 2, creating a one-piece control surface. It allows you to place your trackpad on either the left or right side of your wireless keyboard, while sculpted edges hold your devices in place without interfering with touch typing or swiping. The detailed design doesn't stop there. A grill on the back provides complete access to charging ports and power — in either the left or right configuration. The MagicBridge is crafted in matte white polycarbonate. According to the folks at Twelve South, it doesn’t block Bluetooth signals. The MagicBridge has silicone pads on the inside to protect your keyboard and trackpad and silicone feet underneath to protect your desk.
Jan 31
CS Odessa announces new business intelligence addition
CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has announced Business Intelligence Solution add-in for ConceptDraw Pro 11. It’s a set of libraries that provide a range of graph and chart types that support the building and displaying of key performance indicators (KPI). The new addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park is a paid item for current users of ConceptDraw Pro 11. The ConceptDraw Business Intelligence Solution retails for $99 and requires macOS 10.10 or higher.
Jan 31
SCOSCHE introduces USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter
SCOSCHE Industries has released the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, which features three ports and is targeted for Type-C devices such as the 2016 MacBooks and MacBook Pros. One port is an HDMI connection that allows users to mirror the laptop display to an HDMI-enabled TV or display up to 4K HD. Additionally, it outputs video content such as movies and captured video. You connect the adapter to the Type-C port of the MacBook or other USB-C device and then to a TV or projector via an HDMI cable. The USB-C Hub also has a Type-A port, allowing users to connect older peripherals and computer accessories, such as flash drives and cameras, to the new Type-C Mac laptops. The Type-A port on the adapter also lets users charge and sync their iPhone, iPad or iPod. The third USB port on the adapter (USB-C) permits pass-through charging of MacBooks or other Type-C computers even when the other ports are in-use.   The USB-C Hub is available now for $59.99 at SCOSCHE.com and select retailers...
Jan 31
Charlie Imhoff debuts Tabula for macOS
Charlie Imhoff (http://www.cpimhoff.com) has released Tabula 1.0 for macOS. It’s a writing app that automatically formats your text as you write. Tabula uses an intelligent interpreter that reads and styles text automatically to enable users to create beautiful text documents without touching a styling toolbar or learning complex markup, according to Imhoff. It wraps up its interpretation in handcrafted themes for export, adjusting to screen size so they read comfortably on any device, he adds. Tabula requires macOS 10.10 or later. For a limited time, it’s offered for the introductory price of $4.99 and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. Tabula is also available for iOS for the introductory price of $2.99 at the Apple App Store. Tabula for macOS and iOS work together through iCloud Drive, allowing authors to start documents on their iPhones or iPads, and finish them on their Macs.
Jan 31
Pixolini introduces Property Flip or Hold for macOS
Pixolini (http://www.pixolini.com) has introduced Property Flip or Hold 1.0, a new financial app for macOS. It’s designed to help real estate investors quickly compare return on investment to flip and take profit now or hold and rent property for passive income. Property Flip or Hold automatically calculates profit scenario by entering property information like after repair value, repairs, holding cost, taxes, insurance, mortgage information for purchasing for flip, mortgage information for holding, renting and more. It’s designed for: investors for personal use or others; real estate agents; wholesale investors; property flippers; and those who rent property. Property Flip or Hold requires macOS 10.12 or later. It costs $14.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Finance category.
Jan 31
ArtOptimizer for Adobe Illustrator now supports Creative Cloud...
Zevrix Solutions has announced ArtOptimizer 2.7.10, a compatibility update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe Illustrator. The software allows users to reduce Illustrator link size and speed up processing by automatically eliminating excess image data and performing essential image adjustments. The new version makes ArtOptimizer compatible with Adobe Creative Cloud 2017. ArtOptimizer 2.7.10 can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $119.95. A demo is available for download. ArtOptimizer requires macOS 10.5-10.12 and Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS3-CC 2017.
Jan 30
Apple seeds watchOS 3.2 developer beta
Apple has released a developer beta of watchOS 3.2. It can be be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center. The watchOS 3.2 beta adds Theater Mode and SiriKit. The former lets Apple Watch owners disable the "rise to wake" function on the watch, but still notify them with haptic feedback of notifications without illuminating the watch. SiriKit enables apps to work with Siri, Apple’s “personal digital assistant,”so users can get things done with content and services using just their voice. In addition to extending Siri’s support for messaging, photo search and phone calls to more apps, SiriKit also adds support for new services, including ride booking and personal payments.
Jan 30
Station 1.3 adds support for macOS transparency
True North Software has revved Station, their multilevel (hierarchical) launcher for macOS, to version 1.3. The app promotes a “more natural” organization of applications and documents into folders. With nested folders, you can arrange items in Station in a way that fits your workflow with an uncluttered look and feel. Scalability is increased through groupings that increase the sheer number of items that can be added to the app without having to shrink the launcher size. Version 1.3 adds support for macOS transparency and Station specific transparency. You can now create a "folder icon" for a folder by holding down the option key and dragging an item to the folder icon. The upgrade also adds automated backups and snapshots of the Station data, allowing you to restore to any backup. Station 1.3 requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It costs $14.99 and is available on the True North website (http://www.truenorthsoftware.com) or at the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. A demo...
Jan 30
Twocanoes Software introduces SD Clone 3 for the Mac
Twocanoes Software has rolled out SD Clone 3, an upgrade to its SD card cloning software for the Mac. It supports SD, micro-SD and other flash media formats commonly used in embedded devices, cameras, digital signage and other electronic devices. Version 3 includes enhanced capabilities to verify, expand, shrink and save SD cards to image files and disk images. It also adds a toolbar for quick access to frequently used tools, videos and online image repositories. SD Clone 3 requires macOS 10.10 or higher. A Personal license is $39.99; a Pro license costs $99.99. A demo is available at the Twocanoes Software website (www.twocanoes.com).
Jan 30
AKVIS Sketch 19 for mac OS released
AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has announced AKVIS Sketch 19 for macOS (10.7 and higher) and Windows. The new version offers additional parameters and tool settings, new presets, enhanced compatibility with CC 2017, bug fixes, and other changes. AKVIS is a photo-to-drawing conversion app. With it you can imitate the technique of graphite or color pencil, charcoal or watercolor painting or even combine photography and drawing. The software offers the choice between two conversion styles: Classic and Artistic. A 10-day demo of AKVIS Sketch is available for download. The product is available as a standalone application and as a plugin filter for Adobe Photoshop, Corel PaintShop Pro, and other image editors. A Home license sells for $72, a Deluxe license for $ 89, and a Business license for $ 154. One license key allows activating and using the software on two computers. AKVIS 19 is a free upgrade for recent buyers as well for those who bought one year of updates during the last 12 months. Users...
Jan 30
Records for macOS gets Sierra, Touch Bar support
The Records Team has released Records 1.5.1 for Mac, an update to their personal database application for macOS. It allows anyone to collect and organize their information, from favorite movies, to customer invoices, to home inventory, and more. Version 1.5.1 adds support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro and macOS Sierra. Records requires macOS 10.10 or later. It costs $9.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Business category and through the Records Team website (http://records.team).
Jan 27
Satechi releases USB-C Power Meter
Satechi has released its USB-C Power Meter, which allows users to measure the volts, amps, and mAh output from their accessories to ensure they are safe, effective and compatible with their new Type-C laptops, tablets and smartphones such as the 12-inch MacBook and 2016 MacBook Pros. When choosing a charger or accessory for a device, users need to know the maximum voltage and amperage it can use to ensure they don’t permanently damage their hardware, according to the folks at Satechi. The USB-C Power Meter measures voltage in real time, amps being input a device, and how much power has travelled into your device since it started charging. Satechi’s USB-C Power Meter features a compact design. It’s available for $29.99 at Satechi.net and Amazon.com.
Jan 26
Editors Keys launch new keyboard skins for the MacBook Pro with...
Editors Keys (https://www.editorskeys.com) has launched shortcut keyboard covers for the Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. The new keyboard covers protect the laptop from dust and liquid spills, in addition to offering over 150 shortcuts for programs such as Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X and the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of programs. The new covers fit into the larger trend of Apple's focus on visible program shortcuts to help users become more productive on their machines. Priced at approximately $30, they fit both 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models. Apple recently updated its MacBook Pro range to feature a new Touch Bar in place of the traditional physical “F” keys. The touch bar can be programmed to show a few handy shortcuts for the program you’re using.
Jan 26
Apple posts public betas of macOS 10.12.4, iOS 10.3
Apple has released public betas of macOS 10.12.4 and iOS 10.3. If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do so here: https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/. The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care. macOS Sierra 10.12.4 brings iOS's Night Shift mode to the Mac, allowing users to cut down on blue light exposure. It also includes Shanghainese dictation support, cricket scores for Siri, and PDFKit improvements. iOS 10.3 updates the file structure on an iOS device to the Apple File System (APFS). AFPS is optimized for Flash/SSD storage and features “strong encryption, copy-on-write metadata, space sharing, cloning for files and directories, snapshots, fast directory sizing, atomic safe-save primitives, and improved file system fundamentals.” The beta also includes a new "Find My AirPods" ability, additions to Siri, CarPlay improvements, and some changes to Maps. What’s more, Apple says that by the time...
Jan 26
DEVONtechnologies updates all editions of DEVONthink for macOS
DEVONtechnologies (www.devontechnologies.com) has updated all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink for Mac. The new version imports notes and attachments from Apple Notes, makes importing UNIX mailboxes easier, and improves fullscreen text editing. Version 2.9.9 shows encrypted PDFs on macOS Sierra again and fixes additional PDF bugs related to Apple's latest Mac operating system. All updates are free and recommended for all users.
Jan 26
IGG Software previews updated Mac personal financial manager
IGG Software has previewed Banktivity 6, a new version of its personal financial manager for macOS. Version 6 is designed from the ground up with customer productivity and enhanced features as the driving goals, says said IGG president and founder Ian Gillespie. It’s Workspace feature is the first of its kind in a Mac personal finance software, he adds. Workspace allows customers to put any account, budget, report or other view, side-by-side. This boosts productivity by allowing a customer to see several different parts of their finances next to each other. For example, users can put transactions for an account next to a budget to see how recent spending affects the budget. Banktivity 6’s Tags allow users to see and analyze spending habits across categories. Quick Reports let users select transactions and then quickly bring up a report based on the selection. Find is a new document-wide search feature. Portfolio is a new feature in the sidebar that gives quick access to the...
Jan 25
NV Energy announces solar agreement with Apple
NV Energy and Apple have reached an agreement to build 200 megawatts of additional solar energy in Nevada by early 2019. The projects will support Apple's renewable energy needs for its Reno data center.  In the coming weeks, NV Energy will file an application with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) to enter into a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the solar power plant. The project will bring NV Energy's total to more than 529 megawatts of new solar resources in construction in Nevada or under review for approval. This is in addition to the 491 megawatts of universal solar resources in Nevada currently serving NV Energy customers. Apple will also dedicate up to 5 megawatts of power to NV Energy's future subscription solar program for residential and commercial customers. "We are proud to play a role in helping Apple meet their energy needs with Nevada's abundant solar resource," said Paul Caudill, president and CEO of NV Energy, in a press release. "In partnership with...
Jan 25
Quark announces new QuarkXPress training series
Quark has announced a new video tutorial series that will feature one new QuarkXPress video a week throughout 2017 – a total of 50 free training sessions. Working from the basics, the video tutorials will be hosted by design, layout, and brand expert Martin Turner who recently released his book “Desk Top Publishing with QuarkXPress 2016.” Now he takes his expertise to video, where he will cover topics including: ° Desktop publishing and digital publishing; ° Deep QuarkXPress features such as Job Jackets and Composition Zones; ° Every panel, palette, menu, and function of the newest version of QuarkXPress; ° Setting preferences and preparing pictures for print; ° Converting Excel charts, fonts and kerning, markup, editing, spell checking. The weekly series started with the first episode "The 8 Minute Magazine Challenge“ where Martin shows in real-time how to create a magazine for print and Web in only eight minutes. For access to all the new QuarkXPress training videos as they become...
Jan 25
NeoFinder for macOS upgraded to version 7.0.1
Norbert M. Doerner has released NeoFinder 7.0.1. 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. In version 7.0.1, you can open or close a section in the Inspector by clicking into the section header. Also, NeoFinder will now write all file or folder comments back into the real items on disk, so the Mac’s Spotlight and Finder can use them, too (though this only works for items that are online). The app requires macOS 10.7 or higher. NeoFinder 7.0.1 is 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...
Jan 24
EZQuest introduces MacBook Pro keyboard covers
EZQuest (www.ezq.com) has expanded its keyboard covers product line to include compatibility with Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro. They include clear covers for keyboard protection, creative software editing with keyboard shortcuts, and foreign language covers for U.S./European-based keyboards. EZQuest says its keyboard covers are certified to have “no detectable latex materials.” The $24.99 Clear Keyboard Cover offers keyboard protection from spills and dirt. It’s made of silicone and is designed to provide a snug fit without movement during typing. The $29.99 Creative Software Keyboard Shortcuts Covers are also made of silicone and are designed to speed up and simplify the editing of photos, graphical images and audio/video files. EZQuest is initially releasing keyboard shortcuts covers for Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere Pro. The $25.99 Language Keyboard Covers covers are made of the same material as the clear keyboard covers. The first round of language keyboard covers...
Jan 24
Apple releases new iOS, tvOS, and macOS developer betas
Apple has released three new developer betas: iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2, and macOS 10.12.4. Developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the App Store. iOS 10.3 updates the file structure on an iOS device to the Apple File System (APFS). AFPS is optimized for Flash/SSD storage and features “strong encryption, copy-on-write metadata, space sharing, cloning for files and directories, snapshots, fast directory sizing, atomic safe-save primitives, and improved file system fundamentals.” The beta also includes a new "Find My AirPods" ability, additions to Siri, CarPlay improvements, and some changes to Maps. What’s more, Apple says that by the time iOS 10.3 is available to customers, developers will be able to respond to customer reviews on the App Store. The tvOS 10.2 beta provides an accelerated scrolling feature to the Siri remote so you can scroll through lists of content faster. The macOS 10.12.4 beta adds a Night Shift mode that...
Jan 24
Maintain Serves Up Cocktail 10.2 (Mac OS Sierra Edition)
Maintain has served up Cocktail 10.2 (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 Sandbox caches. It also fixes an iCloud Drive synchronization bug. 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 24
HDRtist NX 1.0 introduced for macOS
Ohanaware has launched HDRtist NX 1.0, the company’s latest High Dynamic Range Imaging software developed exclusively for macOS. It provides128-bit image processing utilizing multi-core processors and accelerated graphics hardware. HDRtist NX sports a large live editor with a split view, providing near real time performance while the images are being edited. One-Click Styles allow you to pick and choose a pre-made style. (you can also create and share your own). A Master Slider (with four settings) and fine grained control give customers a single slider to help choose their look, while still giving access to the individual elements. HDRtist NX offers multiple exposures, single images and supports iPhone HDRs. Editable HDR images can be saved in the HDRtist NX format. HDRtist NX 1.0 (http://www.machdr.com) is available for $19.70 for a limited time. That’s 30% off the regular price of $29.99.
Jan 24
Light Pillar introduces Mosaic for the Mac
Light Pillar has introduced Mosaic, a windows management tool for macOS and the next-generation revamp of Window Tidy. It’s built from the ground up with a brand new engine, a suite of new features, improved ease of use and native macOS integration, according to the folks at Light Pillar. Features include: grid-based basic layouts; constraint controlled advanced layouts; on-the-fly layouts with “Quick Layout: and four different layout views for customizable access to your layouts. You can use layout groups to organize your layouts on a per workflow basis. You can apply layouts directly from the keyboard with keyboard shortcuts or the new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar. You can even apply layouts from your iOS device with the “Remote Control” app. Mosaic 1.0 requires macOS 10.11 or higher, and the Remote Control app requires iOS 10.1 or higher. A demo of Mosaic 1.0 is available for download (http://www.lightpillar.com/mosaic.html) and works for seven days. After this, Mosaic requires an...
Jan 24
iOS Developer training schedule for 1H 2017 announced
About Objects (https://www.aboutobjects.com) has announced its schedule of publicly available classes on iOS development in Swift and Objective-C for the first half of 2017. The About Objects iOS curriculum includes introductory through advanced-level training courses. Courses that are above the introductory level are offered exclusively in Swift, though introductory-level iOS development classes are still available in both Swift and Objective-C. Classes are offered at About Objects headquarters in Reston, Virginia. Current course offerings include the following titles: iOS Development in Swift: Comprehensive, iOS Development in Objective-C: Comprehensive, Transitioning to Swift, and Advanced iOS Development. All About Objects courses are designed around a step-by-step approach that is geared to building insight from the ground up, while balancing students's need for proficiency with their need for a solid conceptual understanding of iOS, Xcode, and Swift (or Objective-C).
 

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