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Dec 17
AutoCrypt for Mac OS X revved to version 2.1
Tension Software has updated AutoCrypt, an encryption/decryption app with a document based approach, to version 2.1. It's a maintenance upgrade. The software lets you save in a document all the settings used to encrypt or decrypt  collections of files using a powerful AES-256 algorithm. Using these documents, AutoCrypt can be used for encryption and decryption batch process of large quantity of files in a single click. AutoCrypt requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher. It costs US$7 and can be downloaded at the Tension Software web site.
Dec 17
4K Video Downloader gets 'gamification' feature
Open Media has announced 4K Video Downloader, a new version of their most product available for Mac, Windows and Linux systems. 4K Video Downloader allows anyone to download video from YouTube as fast as your computer and connection will allow. The new version has a "gamification" feature that allows you to download more videos or audio in different modes. This new feature "turns the usual rutina-downloading into engaging social entertainment with levels and quests," according to the folks at Open Media. Keeping in mind that the gamification helps to learn about new functions of software more easily comparing with traditionals ways like how tos or other guides, Open Media LLC decided to simplify this learning process by implementing achievement badges with small explanations. 4K Video Downloader is a free download. Go to http://tinyurl.com/m2mu83t for more info.
Dec 16
Acclivity announces the release of AccountEdge Pro 2014
Acclivity, which specializes in small business accounting software, has launched AccountEdge 2014, a new version of its small business accounting software for Mac OS X and Windows. According to Scott Davisson, Acclivity co-founder, new features include: ° Departmental accounting — you can set up and track departments, then allocate transaction line items to one department or multiple departments. ° Product variations — you can create variations for an items and then create properties for each variation like sizes, colors, sizes etc., giving you the ability to track and sell your items with much greater detail and precision. ° AccountEdge Cloud — enables employees and sub-contractors to complete a growing list of accounting tasks that sync back to AccountEdge desktop.  They can enter sales, invoices, orders and quotes and capture activity slips and time sheets from any web enabled device on any platform including Mac OS X, iOS, Android, or Windows. ° Combine duplicate or similar items...
Dec 16
Dominions 4 fantasy strategy game launches on Steam
Illwinter has brought Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension to Steam for Mac, Windows, and Linux systems. It costs US$34.99. Already the best selling Dominions game in the 15-year-old franchise, Dominions 4 brings the race to ascend to godhood to a new level of depth by adding capture objectives, co-op mode, more units, more spells, and more gods to the already overflowing level of detail that Dominions is famous for, according the folks at Illwinter. Find out more at the Steam page at http://store.steampowered.com/app/259060/ .   Here's how the game is described: "Dominions 4 is divided into three playable eras, early, middle, and late. Each era has different, yet connected, nations. Every nation has a variety of historical or mythological troops that are connected to real world history and mythos as well as various other benefits or detriments. Upon selecting a new nation you will also be given an option of would-be gods to select. "Every god is radically different with different...
Dec 16
Apple posts Mac OS X 10.9.1
Apple has released Mac OS X 10.9.1. You can obtain it via the Mac App Store. According to Apple, the update: ° Improves support for Gmail in OS X Mail, and fixes for users with custom Gmail settings; ° Improves the reliability of Smart Mailboxes and search in Mail; ° Fixes an issue that prevented the contact groups from working properly in Mail; ° Resolves an issue that prevented VoiceOver from speaking sentences that contain emoji; ° Updates shared links periodically when open in the Safari Sidebar.
Dec 16
Apple moves to suspend antitrust monitor
In a series of court filings last week, Apple officially moved to halt the '"unconstitutional" compliance monitoring imposed as part of the government's e-book antitrust lawsuit, while the Department of Justice defended the monitor's actions and urged that the oversight be upheld, reports "AppleInsider." Michael Bromwich, the third-party monitor assigned to the case by presiding Judge Denise Cote, "is conducting a roving investigation that is interfering with Apple's business operations, risking the public disclosure of privileged and confidential information, and imposing substantial and rapidly escalating costs on Apple that it will never be able to recover," Apple's lead appeals counsel Theodore Boutrous argued in the company's motion. Read more at http://tinyurl.com/kaz7ugf .
Dec 16
Beyonce sells 828,773 albums in three days on the iTunes Store
Apple says Beyonce has become the fastest selling album ever on the iTunes Store worldwide with 828,773 albums sold in just its first three days. She also broke the US first week album sales record with 617,213 sold and proved to be a global success going to number one in 104 countries.  The self-titled, Beyonce, is the fifth solo studio album from Beyonce. It was made available exclusively worldwide on the iTunes Store on Dec.13 by Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records. The self-titled set is the artist’s first visual album. Beyonce has 14 new songs and 17 videos shot around the world from Houston to New York City to Paris, and Sydney to Rio de Janeiro.
Dec 16
Entitle launches eBook subscription service
Entitle, an eBook subscription service, has launched. The service, formerly named eReatah, allows members to read two books a month for US$14.99, three books a month for $21.99 and four books a month for $27.99. Members will own and have permanent access to any books they download regardless of their subscription status with Entitle, and these books can be read on up to six devices. Members can read books on the newly-launched Entitle e-reading app for iPad, iPhone and Android devices. Entitle members can download from a catalog of over 100,000 titles from over a thousand publishers, including Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins Publishers, Kensington Books, Berrett-Koehler, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Workman Publishing, Sourcebooks, Open Road Media, RosettaBooks and many more. Over 50% of books in Entitle's catalog retail for over US$12.99, and include thousands of bestselling titles and new releases from authors such as Stephen King, Dan Brown, Doris Kearns Goodwin, JA Jance, Brad...
Dec 16
AwoX expands its connected solutions with the StriimLight B-10
AwoX is expanding its collection of connected solutions to the U.S. with the StriimLight B-10. This LED light bulb features an integrated Bluetooth speaker that lets you play digital music throughout your home. The AwoX StriimLight's bulb screws into existing lamp sockets and connects to Bluetooth-enabled devices such as smartphones, laptops and tablets. Once paired to the StriimLight, you can use your Bluetooth-enabled device, such as an iPhone, to stream music and control your tracks. You can use the included IR remote control to turn the light on and off and adjust the volume of your music. The AwoX StriimLight will be available in January 2014 for US$99. For more info go to http://www.awox.com .
Dec 16
Enolsoft releases PDF to Text with OCR for Mac OS X
Enolsoft has released Enolsoft PDF to Text with OCR for Mac. It allows users to extract text from PDFs (including native and scanned PDF) or common images to save as plain text files. Enolsoft PDF to Text with OCR for Mac is available at a retail price of US$39. A demo is available for download. Go to http://tinyurl.com/n9rjkf3 for more info.
Dec 16
AKVIS NatureArt adds new Share option, RAW image support, more
AKVIS has released a new version (5.5) of its AKVIS NatureArt software for Mac OS X and Windows. The app allows you to reproduce natural phenomena on photographs, and can be used as a standalone application as well as a Photoshop plugin filter. The software includes nine basic effects: rain, sun, water, lightning, clouds, frost, fire, ice, and rainbow. Version 5.5 adds a Share option that lets you post your images from the program to social services: such as Facebook, Twitter, flickr, Tumblr, and Google+. It also adds support for RAW images from various cameras and compatibility with Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. What's more, AKVIS NatureArt 5.5 adds compatibility of the plugin with Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Photoshop Elements 12, and Corel PaintShop Pro X6. All registered users of NatureArt can upgrade to version 5.5 for free. A 10-day demo is also available for new users at http://www.akvis.com ; registration is US$72 for the Home version. AKVIS NatureArt 5.5 requires Mac OS X 10.4.
Dec 16
MyIP 2.0 optimized for Mac OS X Mavericks
Tension Software (http://www.tensionsoftware.com) has released version 2.0 of MyIP, a Mac OS X utility that lets you view public IP addresses to which you're connected. 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 is now optimized for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. It costs US$0.99 and is available at the Mac App Store.
Dec 13
QuickerTek releases 802.11AC USB transceiver for Macs
Quickertek has announced the AC Nano, a 802.11AC USB transceiver, that works with all Apple computers with an USB port. To use, install then supplied software, then plug the AC Nano into any USB port on your Mac. It will need to be running OS 10.4.x or higher. Your Mac will now be able to connect to any wireless access point, whether made by Apple or any other third party wireless access points. These wireless networking adaptors use the USB interface, so they can be installed on practically any Mac. They work with all 802.11/b/g/n/ac WiFi equipment including Apple AirPort, AirPort Extreme and the latest 802.11ac version of AirPort Extreme. The acNano suports networks with 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPS, and IEEE802.1x encryption The AC Nano costs US$59.95. Quickertek is offering free domestic ground shipping on all orders through Dec. 23. Go to http://tinyurl.com/n4vxj43 for more info.
Dec 13
BearExtender Turbo brings 802.11ac Wi-Fi to Macs
BearExtender, which specializes in Wi-Fi solutions, has released BearExtender Turbo, a high speed 802.11ac USB Wi-Fi adapter for Macs. It boasts a maximum throughput speed of 867 Mbps on the 5Ghz 802.11ac band when used with 802.11ac standard routers like the 2013 AirPort Extreme or 2013 Time Capsule. That is up to three times faster than previous generation 802.11n equipped Macs, according to Roland Saekow, head of product development at BearExtender. BearExtender Turbo features USB 3.0 SuperSpeed connectivity and twin dual band (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz) upgradable antennas. "802.11ac is the newest standard in wireless networking and it brings blazing fast Wi-Fi speeds,” said Roland Saekow, head of product development at BearExtender. “But only the newest 2013 MacBook Air, 2013 MacBook Pro and 2013 iMac come equipped with 802.11ac capability today. BearExtender Turbo allows people with other Macs to easily add 802.11ac technology since earlier internal AirPort cards from Apple cannot be...
Dec 13
Cocktail for OS X Mavericks shaken to version 7.1
Maintain has served up Cocktail 7.1 (Mavericks Edition). This version adds the ability to clear App Store, Authorization Daemon, Book Store and Notification Server logs, contains improvements on the "Clear log files" procedure and fixes a number of other bugs discovered in the previous version. 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 .
Dec 13
Zevrix Graphic Inspector now supports Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Zevrix Solutions (http://www.zevrix.com) has announced Graphic Inspector 1.7.27, a compatibility update to its quality control solution for images and vector graphic files, which checks batches of files for potential problems according to specific workflow requirements. The software provides graphic professionals with info on multiple images and vector graphic files, saving the time and hassle of checking them manually. The new version introduces full support for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Graphic Inspector can be purchased from the Zevrix web site for US$39.95, as well as from authorized resellers. It's free with purchase of PDF Checkpoint or InPreflight Pro for Adobe InDesign. A demo is available for download. The update is free for users of previous versions. Graphic Inspector requires Mac OS X 10.5-10.9.
Dec 12
Pocket Mariner launches free Boat Watch app for Mac 
Pocket Mariner, developer of nautical apps for boating enthusiasts, has launched what it says is the very first ship tracking app for Mac OS X. Boat Watch, which has been a very popular app for users of iPhones and iPads, now enables Mac users to spot boats and ships and follow them on a real-time map. Boat Watch will also provide information about boats being tracked, including their names, types and destinations. Many boating enthusiasts around the world who enjoy tracking boats have used the free Boat Watch to spot boats and ships and follow their journeys on oceans and other major waterways, according to the folks at Pocket Mariner. For the first time ever, Mac users can also use Boat Watch’s full mapping mode — leveraging the built-in maps from the latest Maverick OSX — to spot boats and ships and follow their journeys, they add.

 With an optional paid add-on feature, users who track a particular vessel will receive an alert when the boat sets sail or arrives. This feature is...
Dec 12
FontAgent Pro Upgrade Adds Mavericks and Enhanced TTC Support
Insider Software (http://www.insidersoftware.com) has launched FontAgent Pro 6.1, an update to its professional font manager for Mac OS X. FontAgent Pro provides a complete font management system that integrates diagnostics, repair, font selection, font book creation, and design tools in a powerful, yet simple application for creative professionals. Version 6.1 delivers support for Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks and extended functionality for importing TrueType Collections. It also supports Insider's line of font server products. FontAgent Pro 6.1 — which works with Mac OS X 10.6 or higher — is free to all licensed users of FontAgent Pro 6 and FontAgent Pro CloudServer customers. FontAgent Pro 4 and 5 Standard Edition users can upgrade in the Insider online store for US$49.95.
Dec 12
Boinx Software conjures up FotoMagico 4.4
Boinx Software has presented FotoMagico 4.4 (http://www.boinx.com/fotomagico/), an update of slid show creation tool for Mac OS X. Among many enhancements, it now features six-times faster export, better color accuracy, smoother transitions and more. FotoMagico 4.4 is also compatible with OS X Mavericks. It's available as a free update for existing 4.x users or from the Boinx website for US99.99.
Dec 12
Adobe serves up Lightroom 5.3 and Camera Raw 8.3
Adobe has released Lightroom 5.3 and Camera Raw 8.3 as final releases on both Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6. This release corrects issues reported in earlier versions of Lightroom 5 and Camera Raw 8. In addition, raw file format support is added for 20 new cameras, including the Nikon Df, Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Sony a7. Lightroom is a digital photography workflow solution for serious amateur and professional photographers. It allows user to import, manage, enhance and showcase all their images within one application. The Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in provides access to raw image formats produced by many leading digital camera. Lightroom 5.3 is available as a free update for Lightroom 5 customers. Camera Raw 8.3 is available as a free update for both Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6. Note: Camera Raw 8.3 for CS6 only includes updated camera and lens profile support as part of the recent camera raw policy change. 
Dec 12
South Korea: Samsung loses bid to ban certain Apple products
On Thursday Samsung lost its bid to ban sales of Apple's older iPhone and iPad in South Korea after a court dismissed a lawsuit claiming the U.S. firm had infringed on three of Samsung's mobile patents, reports "Reuters" (http://tinyurl.com/ouuuaae). A Seoul Central District Court judge said Apple products such as the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPad 2 didn't violate Samsung patents on short message display methods and messaging grouping features. The court ruled against a sale ban on the products and threw out Samsung's claim for 100 million won ($95,100) in damages. "We are glad the Korean court joined others around the world in standing up for real innovation and rejecting Samsung's ridiculous claims," Apple Korea spokesman Steve Park told "Reuters."
Dec 12
Apple posts iPhoto 9.5.1
Apple has posted iPhoto 9.5.1. The update of its photo management app resolves a preview issue and squishes some bugs. You can download the update via the Mac App Store. It requires Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
Dec 12
SYSMIGO releases gps4cam pro 7.3
SYSMIGO has announced gps4cam pro 7.3, an update to their geotagging app for Mac OS X, iOS, and Windows. It's a solution that brings geotagging to every camera. Version 7.3 is optimized for iOS 7. It also introduces new cloud storage capabilities and minor bug fixes. gps4cam pro costs US$3.99 and is available at the Mac App Store and the Apple App Store. For more info go to http://gps4cam.com .
Dec 12
NoteList for Mac OS X updated to version 3.2
Tension Software (http://www.tensionsoftware.com) has revved NoteList, a Mac OS X app for managing notes and storing data in a free format using color categories, to version 3.2. In NoteList any note has a assigned category, where each category has a distinctive color and label. This allows to identify the content of notes at the first sight. Categories are editable. All the notes inside a document are listed in a table and can be in text or RTF formats with or without embedded images. In NoteList 3.2, multiple notes can be concatenated in a unique piece of text, after selecting them from the list, using a single click. The result can be sent to the clipboard or on disk. NoteList costs US$10 and requires Mac OS X 10.8 or later.
Dec 11
Promise Technology announces availability of Pegasus2
Promise Technology has announced the availability of the Pegasus2, which the company says is the first and only storage solution designed to work with Thunderbolt 2 enabled systems such as the all-new Mac Pro. According to Promise CEO James Lee, features include: ° A maximum throughput of Thunderbolt 2 (20Gbps) accelerated when attached to new Mac Pro; ° Support for simultaneous streaming, editing, and backup of 4K video; ° Dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining Pegasus enclosure units, Apple Thunderbolt displays, or Mini DisplayPort devices; ° Removable drive bays for drive access and serviceability; ° Mobile, enterprise-class hardware RAID protection for offsite shoots; ° Massive storage capacity for backing up creative projects and digital libraries. 
The Pegasus2 Series is now available as a 4-bay, 6-bay or 8-bay RAID enclosure through the PROMISE network of distributors and value added resellers including the Apple Online Store, B&H Photo Video, CDW, MelroseMac, PC Mall,...
Dec 11
Apple TV gets new channels
Apple has updated the software for its Apple TV set-top box, adding new news for ABC, Bloomberg, KORTV and Crackle. To update your Apple TV to the current software version: ° Select Settings > General > Update Software. Apple TV checks for an available update; if one is available, a download message should appear. ° Click Download Now to start the download process.
 Don't disconnect your Apple TV during the update process. The Apple TV status light may flash slowly during the update and restart process; this is expected behavior.
Dec 11
Dragshare for Dropbox 1.0 provides file sharing for your Mac
Dragshare for Dropbox is a new Mac app designed to simplify file sharing through your Dropbox account. It requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher and is available at the Mac App Store. 
To use you just drag one or more files to the icon in your menu bar, and Dragshare will generate a Dropbox link for you to share. Your files aren't uploaded to any other third party service and are stored within your Dropbox account. You can drag multiple files to your menu bar, and Dragshare will automatically zip them and create a link for your zipped archive. You can email/share your file afterwards. Dragshare for Dropbox 1.0 is available at the introductory offer price of US$1.99. A 15-day trial version can be downloaded from the Dragshare website (http://dragshare.co).
Dec 11
Zaxwerks releases 3D Invigorator Pro 7
Zaxwerks has released 3D Invigorator Pro 7, an update for the plugin for Adobe After Effects. 3D Invigorator Pro adds 3D stage lighting. With it you can control hundreds of lights, visible light beams, lens flares. The automatic modeling of trusses and light fixtures are the highlight features of version 7. Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator Pro 7 is available now from the Zaxwerks website (http://zaxwerks.com/invigorator_pro/ ) and from selected resellers. A demo is available for download. Registration is US$299. Upgrades from previous versions are available.
Dec 11
'New York Times': Work deaths raise questions at the...
Worker deaths are raising questions at the Pegatron Corp., an Apple contractor in China that makes, among other things, the iPhone 5c, reports "The New York Times" (http://tinyurl.com/lr52akv) Labor rights activists say Pegatron has failed to explain at least five deaths of young workers in recent months. They say workers interviewed by China Labor Watch, a nonprofit group that monitors working conditions in China, have complained about long working hours and harsh working conditions at Pegatron, including some of the same pressures that in previous years led to health and safety problems at Foxconn Technology, according to "The Times." The article adds that Apple "has gone to great lengths in the last few years to improve conditions at the manufacturing facilities that produce Apple products in China."It has stepped up audits, insisted on new safety measures, and supported higher wages and tighter restrictions on working hours.
Dec 11
iFunia updates DVD Creator 3.2.0 for Mac
 iFunia Studio has released DVD Creator 3.2.0 for Mac, an update of the DVD authoring and burning program. The new version fixes the 5.1 channels surround sound output problem in some HD video format and improves the video playing stability. iFunia DVD Creator for Mac has support for video formats, such as MP4, WMV, 3GP, 3G2, AVI, ASF, DV, VOB, FLV, SWF, MKV, DVR-MS, MPG, MPEG, MPG, DAT, NSV, MOV, RM, RMVB, and WebM, and codecs like MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and H.264/MPEG AVC. Also, users can use it to burn HD video formats like AVCHD (*mts, *m2ts), MPEG4 TS HD Video (*.ts), QuickTime HD Video (*.mov), MPEG4 HD Video (*mp4), Audio-Video Interleaved HD Video (*.avi), MPEG2 HD Video (*mpg, *mpeg), and VOB HD Video (*.vob). Users can select a DVD menu from up to dozens of DVD menu templates including categories such as festival, plant, scenery and others, or just leave off the menu entirely. To further personalize the output DVD video users can clip video files, crop video size, adjust video...
Dec 11
TextExpander 4.2 Improves Performance in Google Docs
Smile has rolled out TextExpander 4.2 (http://www.smilesoftware.com/TextExpander/), an update to the typing shortcut tool. The update improves snippet expansion in Google Docs in Safari. It also improves interaction with Fast User Switching and the handling of accented letters in snippet searches. TextExpander retails for US$34.95. Family pack licenses, for home use, are $44.95. Office pack licenses, which cover five users in an office, are $99.95. Upgrades from earlier versions of TextExpander are $15 and free to users who purchased after Jan. 15, 2012. Because TextExpander 4 can't be "sandboxed," it is not available on the Mac App Store. However, it's signed with a Developer ID from Apple to meet the requirements of Gatekeeper in OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and later. TextExpander 4.x requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later.
Dec 11
PopChar X 6.4 for OS X helps to find font files
Ergonis Software has released PopChar X 6.4 a new version of the company's tool for exploring fonts as well as finding and inserting special characters. Version 6.4 improves compatibility with OS X Mavericks. PopChar X 6.4 requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 or newer. It can be purchased at the Ergonis Software website (http://www.ergonis.com). The upgrade to PopChar 6.4 is free for anyone who owns a valid license for PopChar X 6. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. Instead of purchasing PopChar separately, customers can also buy the Ergonis Productivity Bundle. It includes the text expander Typinator and the keyboard shortcut helper KeyCue.
Dec 10
NewBlue updates its video transitions for latest Adobe releases
NewBlue has announced full compatibility of its entire line of 68 NewBlueFX video transitions with the newest Adobe release. Using the latest version of Adobe Premiere Pro CC and all 68 NewBlueFX transitions, editors can: ° Drag and drop transitions directly onto the timeline. ° Choose presets and adjust parameters in the familiar Adobe Premiere Pro CC effects panel. ° Preview presets and edits in real time as the video plays. ° Take advantage of their graphics hardware. Transitions connect directly into the Adobe Mercury playback engine, whether running CUDA or OpenCL, on NVIDIA, Intel and AMD hardware. Existing NewBlueFX transitions customers can update them for free by downloading the current version from newbluefx.com .
Dec 10
AKVIS releases OilPaint 1.0 for Mac OS X
AKVIS has launched AKVIS OilPaint v.1.0 for Mac OS X and Windows. It's available as a standalone application and as a Photoshop plugin. The software offers an algorithm for creating oil paintings out of photographs.The characteristic feature of the program is a unique algorithm of the artistic application of brush strokes that authentically reproduces the technique of the real brush. Also, OilPaint lets you personalize your picture by adding a signature of an artist, a title, a greeting, or any other text. To make the painting even more realistic you can adjust the canvas. A demo is available for download. On the Mac, it requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher. OilPant costs US$49 for the home version, $69 for the home deluxe version, and $89 for the business version. Prices are for either the plugin or standalone version. Go to http://www.akvis.com for details.
Dec 10
Softease Tech launches iGreetingCard Deluxe for the Mac
Softease Tech has introduced iGreetingCard Deluxe for Mac OS X (10.6 and higher). It's an app for creating greeting cards. iGreetingCard Deluxe covers most holidays and special events, sorted into two categories. One is Holidays, including Christmas, New Year, Thanksgiving, and other popular holidays. Special events like baby, love, wedding, graduation, and more can be found in Occasions. iGreetingCard Delux has over 150 templates and costs US$29.99. A demo is available for download. For more info go to http://www.softease.biz .
Dec 10
Sumner Stone inks exclusive agreement with Monotype
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a provider of typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and consumer devices, has become the exclusive distributor of more than 100 fonts from Sumner Stone of Stone Type Foundry Inc.   Examples of Stone’s work include: the Magma design, a humanist sans-serif family that features regular, condensed and compressed styles to give designers a versatile typographic palette; the Silica family, which includes several weights from extra light to black; and the Basalt typeface, made up of all-capital letters. Fonts from the Stone Type Foundry are available at MyFonts.com, Fonts.com and Linotype.com as OpenType desktop fonts. Several of the fonts are also available as Web fonts. Over time, all fonts in the Stone collection are expected to be available as Web fonts.
Dec 10
MailRaider for Mac OS X gets a pro version
MailRaider Pro — a commercial version of the free MacRaider app — is now available from 45RPM Software (http://www.45rpmsoftware.com) and at a reduced introductory price of US$3.99 until the end of December 2013. MailRaider can open email files written by Microsoft Outlook, and extract any attached files. MailRaider Pro (which has a regular price of $8.99) adds support for additional mail formats, including Winmail.dat (TNEF), and the ability to extract email as XML so that you can process it later using tools of your own. In addition, 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 many emails to extract then you can choose to extract them in bulk — and save them in bulk for import directly into your Mail client.
Dec 10
Output Factory Server for Adobe InDesign is now a 64-bit...
Zevrix Solutions (www.zevrix.com) has announced Output Factory Server 1.0.4, a maintenance update to its output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory Server automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from watched hot folders and is a major upgrade of the company's program BatchOutput Server. The new version makes Output Factory Server a fully 64-bit native application, improving its performance and reducing the likelihood of memory-related errors. Output Factory Server can be purchased from the Zevrix web site for US$699.95, as well as from authorized resellers. A demo is available for download. BatchOutput Server users can upgrade for $349.97. Output Factory Server runs on Mac OS X 10.6-10.9 and works with Adobe InDesign CS3-CC.
Dec 10
Zevrix PDF Checkpoint can now convert colors of PDF Documents
Zevrix Solutions (www.zevrix.com) has released PDF Checkpoint 1.6, a feature update to its PDF preflight and conversion solution for Mac OS X (10.5 and higher). It automatically preflights, exports as images, splits and optimizes Adobe PDF files. The program is equally suitable to process hundreds of files as well as single PDF documents. The new version lets users convert object colors in PDF documents to selected ICC profiles, improves user interface and offers other productivity enhancements. PDF Checkpoint can be purchased from the Zevrix Solutions website for US$59.95, as well as from authorized resellers. It's bundled with free Graphic Inspector software (a $39.95 value). The update is free to licensed users. A demo is also available for download.
Dec 10
iResizer 2.4 features instant resizing of images for Instagram
TeoreX has announced iResizer 2.4, a new version of the image resizing and anti-cropping tool for Mac OS X. I The program can remove unwanted objects from a picture or reduce spacing between objects by "folding" the photo using a special algorithm. The user can select the objects they wish to preserve, including size and aspect, and specifies the desired picture format, size and aspect ratio. The program automatically does all the rest. With version 2.4, iResizer gets even more automation. The focal point of the new version is autoresize of photos for Instagram without cropping. There's also 64-bit support, new Lasso and Polygonal Lasso selection tools, the ability to subtract an area from selection, and more. iResizer costs US$19.99; for more info go to http://www.iresizer.com .
Dec 09
Stock + Pro 2.0 released for Mac OS X
Chimp Studios has announced Stock + Pro 2.0, a update to its stock tracking app for Mac OX X. The new version delivers a redesigned Retina user interface, interactive charts, realtime quotes, and a streamlined news reader. The app also provides a scrolling stock ticker in the menubar or on the desktop to give at-a-glance stock information. Stock charts have been rewritten from the ground up; they're now interactive and capable of filling the entire screen. Stock + Pro 2.0 requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later. It's available exclusively from the Mac App Store for US$9.99. Existing users will be able to update at no additional cost. For more info go to http://www.chimpstudios.com/ .
Dec 09
PhotoFast debuts two-way digital storage solution compatible...
PhotoFast, creator of the a two-way storage device between iOS and Mac/PC, has enhanced the functionality of its i-FlashDrive with the ability to connect and share with Android mobile devices. It now enables users to transfer, view and share documents, images, video and audio files between devices without the need for Wi-Fi, a network signal or battery power i-FlashDrive for Android pairs with an app — available at the Apple App Store — that allows for a complete migration of your essential files from Android to iOS and back, providing the first all-in-one cross-platform solution. You simply upload, organize, share, edit and manage files from your Android device, desktop and iOS gadgets while saving large files to i-FlashDrive. PhotoFast’s i-FlashDrive features built-in music play, photo import from camera roll, contact backup protection, voice recording and direct input and editing of files. The i-FlashDrive HD will be available through Amazon for US$149 to $299 in sizes ranging from...
Dec 09
JixiPix Software announces Chalkspiration for the Mac
JixiPix Software has released a new chalkboard artistic creation software for Mac OS X (10.6 and higher). Chalkspiration is a creative canvas for businesses and artists to create chalkboard layouts and art digitally. The app provides tools needed to transform an image into a professional-looking piece of chalkboard art. It's designed to complement JixiPix artistic apps developed for digital artist, photographer and creative professionals. Chalkspiration also boasts a collection of pre-made clipart. Chalkspiration costs US$7.99. It's available at the JixiPix website (http://www.jixipix.com) and the Mac App Store.
Dec 09
Monotype’s Fonts.com lets customers try fonts before buying
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a provider of typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and consumer devices, has introduced the ability for Fonts.com visitors to experiment with desktop fonts for free. Fonts are temporarily installed through Monotype’s SkyFonts client, enabling users to work with actual fonts within documents for up to five minutes, before the data is retracted automatically. Chris Roberts, vice president and general manager of Monotype’s e-commerce group, says more than 30,000 products from 100 foundries are available for free trial, with more fonts expected to be added on an ongoing basis. Trials begin by clicking a “download a free trial” link from Fonts.com product pages or search results. Fonts are delivered automatically and synced across up to five workstations that operate the SkyFonts client. Visitors require a free Fonts.com account to use desktop trials. Users will be prompted to create or log in to a Fonts.com account and to install...
Dec 09
Nisus Writer Express and Pro get maintenance upgrades
Nisus Software (www.nisus.com) has rolled out Nisus Writer Pro 2.0.7 and Nisus Writer Express 3.4.6, the latest release of their word processors. They're maintenance upgrades with performance enhancements and bug fixes. Nisus Writer Express and Nisus Writer Pro can be updated from within the app. Select "Check for Updates" from the "Nisus Writer Express/Pro" menu and follow the instructions. You can also download the update from the Express and Pro update pages. Nisus Writer Pro 2.0.7 and Nisus Writer Express 3.4.6 require OS X 10.6.6 or above. Both are available now from the Nisus web site and the Mac App Store. Nisus Writer Pro costs US$79. The upgrade from Pro 1.x is $49. An academic version is available ($39) as is a three-license family pack for $99. Nisus Writer Express is $45. The upgrade from Express versions 1 or 2 is $30. An academic version is available ($26) as is a three-license family pack for $79.
Dec 09
Ringer 2.0 for OS X adds manual volume control, more
Pixel Research Labs has released Ringer 2.0, an update to their iPhone ringtone creation tool for Mac OSX. It allows users to choose any non-protected file from their iTunes library or any media file on their system and turn it into a unique ringtone. Ringtones can be saved anywhere without importing into iTunes. Version 2.0 adds manual volume control, precision selection editing, alert tones, high resolution, full screen mode, improved accessibility and more. It's available at the Mac App Store and the Pixel Research Labs website (http://pixelresearchlabs.com/ringer). It requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher and costs US$4.99.
Dec 09
Data Extractor 1.3 for OS X sports improved export functions,...
Tension Software (www.tensionsoftware.com) has updated Data Extractor, its OS X tool for extracting data from files and collecting them in exportable tables, to version 1.3. The new version sports improved export functions and more. Data Extractor 1.3 requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher. It costs US$40 and is available from both the Mac App Store and the Tension Software website.
Dec 06
Bare Bones Software releases BBEdit 10.5.6 and TextWrangler 4.5.4
Bare Bones Software has announced BBEdit 10.5.6, an update to its professional strength HTML and text editor, and TextWrangler 4.5.4, an update to its high performance, general purpose text editor for OS X. BBEdit 10.5.6 and TextWrangler 4.5.4 are both maintenance updates that include performance improvements, various refinements and fixes for specific reported issues. BBEdit 10 has a suggested retail price of US$49.99. Any registered owner of BBEdit may upgrade for $39.99 directly from the Bare Bones (http://www.barebones.com/store/). Site license pricing is also available. Text Wrangler is a free download.
Dec 06
Pomfort introduces ClipHouse for RAW processing
Pomfort has released ClipHouse, a RAW processing software solution for CinemaDNG and Magic Lantern RAW. Designed for both filmmaker enthusiasts and professionals alike, ClipHouse splits its features into the four rooms Copy, Manage, Color, and Export, that allow users to start working with RAW footage directly from the source. It also streamlines the process to prepare RAW clips for editorial work. ClipHouse is available for immediate download at http://tinyurl.com/q8yrqcg . A 14-day trial version is also available. The software can be purchased for a yearly fee of US$49 or $129 for a permanent license. It requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher.
Dec 06
Woodford Design releases Gold Lightning Cable for iDevices
A gold-plated lightning cable for iPhone, iPad and iPod is now available from Woodford Design. The cable was designed to complement the gold iPhone 5S recently released by Apple, and can be purchased at http://tinyurl.com/n3l7tt4for US$24.50. Produced to Woodford Design’s custom specifications, the one-meter cable has a gold braided fabric wrapping, which helps to prevent tangling and increases durability, says director Jon Woodford. The cable also boasts gold-plated plugs, which complete the glamorous look while offering a superior connection, he adds. The Gold Lightning Cable is compatible with iOS7. It enables charging and syncing of the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 1, and fifth generation iPod touch.
 
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