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Jan 13
Geo WPS for Mac OS X updated with new Refresh command
Tension Software (http://www.tensionsoftware.com) has revved Geo WPS, a Mac OS X geo-tracking app, to version 1.1. The upgrade sports a new Refresh command and a faster refresh at high zoom levels. Geo WPS lets you track your geographic position using OS X Wi-Fi geo-tracking. It shows your position over a zoomable OpenLayers map that's updated live from the Internet. Geo WPS can work with any Mac with Airport turned on (to detect correct location) and an available Internet connection (using any kind of connection). It requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher, costs US$2, and is available at the Mac App Store.
Jan 10
OWC expands Helios PCIe Thunderbolt expansion chassis lineup
Other World Computing has debuted the addition of the OWC Mercury Helios 2 PCIe Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis to its Helios line. It's a solution for using two single-width, or one single-width and one double-width, PCIe 2.0 adapter cards with the all new Mac Pro, Mac mini, iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and other Thunderbolt-equipped computers that do not have PCIe slots due to size and/or design limitations. Desktop workstations used to be the only way computer users could access high-performance PCIe cards made for video capture/editing, media transcoding, audio processing, and data storage. Now, with Mercury Helios or Helios 2, users of portable, all-in-one computers, and the new Thunderbolt 2 equipped Mac Pro 2013 can enjoy the functionality and productivity gains of these PCIe cards. The original Mercury Helios is fast and flexible with throughput up to 10Gb/s, while the Helios 2 handles throughputs of up to 20Gb/s, and is the perfect solution to massively boost workflow...
Jan 10
Appeals court: Apple didn't violate Google patent
"Reuters" reports (http://tinyurl.com/meb9sr5) that an appeals court has ruled that Apple doesn't use use patented technology owned by Motorola Mobility, a Google unit, in making its iPhones. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a decision by the International Trade Commission in April that Apple didn't violate a Google patent to make their smartphone. In 2010 Motorola Mobility accused Apple of infringing on six of its patents covering technology such as reducing signal noise and programming the device's touch screen so a user's head does not accidentally activate it while talking on the phone. The ITC ruled in April 2013 that Apple did not violate any of the six. The appeals court addressed just one of the six patents.
Jan 10
PDF Checkpoint improves PDF conversion to images with...
Zevrix Solutions (http://www.zevrix.com) has announced PDF Checkpoint 1.6.1, a maintenance update to its PDF preflight and conversion solution for Mac OS X. The software 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 improves PDF conversion to TIFF and PNG images with preserved transparency and addresses some issues related to output image resolution and size. PDF Checkpoint can be purchased from the Zevrix Solutions website for US$49.95, as well as from authorized resellers. It's bundled with free Graphic Inspector software (a $40 value). The 1.6.1 update is free to licensed users. A demo is available for download. PDF Checkpoint requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher (some features require Mac OS X 10.7 or later).
Jan 09
CES: Eye Tribe announces Eye Tracker for Mac OS X
The Eye Tribe announced The Eye Tracker for Mac OS X, the first eye tracker and SDK [software development kit] for the operating system, at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It's eye-tracking software that enables people to interact with technology just by looking at it. Previously only available for Windows-based computers and tablets, the US$99 software is targeted at developers. The SDK allows for integration into applications and games for tablets, laptops and computers — and eventually smartphones. The Eye Tribe software enables eye control on mobile devices and computers, allowing hands-free control of websites and apps, eye-activated login, enhanced gaming experiences, and cloud-based user engagement analytics, says Sune Alstrup Johansen, CEO and co-founder of The Eye Tribe. With the Tracker, users can manipulate their device purely with eye movement, or with a combination of eye tracking and other inputs like touch, responding to natural eye movements as...
Jan 09
Prosoft Engineering releases Picture Rescue 2 for Mac, PC
Prosoft Engineering has released Picture Rescue 2 for Mac and PC systems. It's digital picture and video recovery software.   Picture Rescue 2, previously named Klix, has a new user interface designed to make it easy to recover digital photos and videos from accidental reformatting, deleting or card corruption. Enhanced previewing and displaying options as well as improvements to speed and performance have been made, says Greg Brewer, CEO at Prosoft Engineering. Picture Rescue 2 is available for purchase online directly from Prosoft Engineering (www.prosofteng.com).
Jan 09
CES: Matias launches ergonomic mechanical keyboard
Matias today announced the forthcoming release of its Ergo Pro Keyboard at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It will be available in Mac and PC versions for US$200. "Equipped with our premium Quiet Click mechanical keyswitches, it delivers both comfort and speed, yet is quiet enough to use within earshot of other people," says Edgar Matias, CEO of Matias. "These switches are MUCH quieter than the Cherry ones used in lesser mechanical keyboards," said Matias. Featuring padded integrated palm supports, the keyboard can be used center tented nine degrees, negatively tilted 4.5 degrees, or flat. The two halves can also be spaced apart, up to a distance of 12 inches. The Ergo Pro also sports an integrated 3-port USB 2.0 hub, media controls, and dedicated keys for Cut, Copy, Paste, and Undo. You can pre-order now from matias.ca ; delivery is expect by August.
Jan 09
New Citrix DesktopPlayer extends XenDesktop to MacBook users
Citrix has announced the availability of Citrix DesktopPlayer for Mac, a client virtualization solution, which extends the benefits of the market-leading Citrix XenDesktop solution to mobile MacBook users. It gives users the ability to work on their Windows virtual desktops in any network scenario — including over low-quality connections, congested Wi-Fi hotspots, and even when no connection is available. Using DesktopPlayer with XenDesktop enables users to switch between local and hosted virtual desktops with ongoing synchronization of personal profiles and data. This allows users to work on their MacBook laptop, then switch to any other device to access their cloud-hosted virtual desktop. According to the folks at Citrix, end users gain freedom to work anywhere, independent of network conditions, and IT gains control with the ability to centrally-manage Windows virtual desktops delivered to either corporate or personally-owned "bring your own" (BYO) MacBooks. DesktopPlayer is...
Jan 09
Apple, Samsung agree to mediation in smartphone patent battle
Apple, Samsung CEOs agree to mediation in U.S. patent fight: Apple and Samsung have have agreed to attend a mediation session to be held on or before Feb. 19 in their ongoing battle over smartphone patents, reports "Reuters" (http://tinyurl.com/k559kh8). The article says that Apple CEO Time Cook and Samsung CEO CEO Oh-Hyun Kwon will attend the session with in-house lawyers only, according to a Wednesday court filing. Their legal teams had met on Jan. 6 to "discuss settlement opportunities," the filing read. This is all part of the ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.
Jan 09
RE:Vision Effects announces DE:Flicker for Adobe After Effects
RE:Vision Effects has announced DE:Flicker for Adobe After Effects. The software is designed to smooth out flicker and artifacts when shooting high frame rate or timelapse video. DE:Flicker not only fixes flicker from artificial light sources but also fixes flicker on multiple objects, even when those objects flicker at different rates, according to the folks at RE:Vision Effects. Plus, it minimizes problems when shooting directly at light sources, causing them to "breathe" and change size when shot at higher frame rates. DE:Flicker for Adobe After Effects normally costs US$249.95. However, it's being offered at a special introductory price of US$199.95 through Jan. 31. Go to http://www.revisionfx.com/products/deflicker/ for more info.
Jan 09
Date Time Calc for Mac OS X revved to version 2.0
Tension Software (http://www.tensionsoftware.com) has updated Date Time Calc, a Mac OS X time calculation app, to version 2.0. Date Time Calc is an application for calculating future and past dates by adding a date interval and calculating date difference between two assigned date. With version 2.0, the log can collect and save all the calculation you need to record using a command button. At any time you can clean the log, resetting it. Date Time Calc requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher and costs US$4.99. It's available at the Mac App Store.
Jan 09
Mac task list app Taskdeck adds Cloud sync, iOS companion app
 Karl Traunmueller has released an update to Taskdeck for Mac, the Mac task and to-do list app. It adds, among other improvements, cloud syncing. At the same time, an iOS companion app, Taskdeck for iOS, has been launched to bring the Taskdeck experience to mobile devices. Syncing between desktop and mobile is handled by a new Cloud sync platform called Taskdeck Cloud. Taskdeck 1.1 can be purchased for US$2.99 at Traunmueller's online store (http://taskdeckapp.com). A fully functional 30-day trial is available for download. Users who prefer to purchase the app in the Mac App Store can do so, as well.
Jan 08
Point in Space announces FileMaker Pro 13 hosting on FileMaker...
Point In Space Internet Solutions has announced thee availability of FileMaker Pro 13 database hosting on FileMaker Server 13. "FileMaker Pro 13 provides many new features and updates to the FileMaker product, including new design and security features" says John May, Point In Space's President. "By hosting on FileMaker Server 13, all of these new features are available to our clients. In addition, we are continuing to make FileMaker Go connections available on our shared hosting plans for no additional charge, despite the change in FileMaker's license pricing." Point In Space is offering FileMaker Pro 13 hosting, available immediately, at the same price as their other FileMaker accounts. Current Point In Space clients should contact the company directly regarding details on migrating from previous FileMaker versions. For more info got to http://www.pointinspace.com/filemakerpro13hosting/ .
Jan 08
FreeFileSync gives us a free, cross-platform syncing utility
The FreeFileSync open source development team has released FreeFileSync, a free file synchronization utility for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux systms. It's optimized for both CPU and file I/O performance. On an older computer, the software can purportedly scan a hard drive with 200,000 files in less than three minutes. On a new computer with an SSD drive, the same scan takes about 10 seconds, according to the development team. Users can automate their synchronization tasks by running FreeFileSync as a batch job. The software can even copy NTFS security permissions and extended attributes such as compressed, encrypted, and sparse. FreeFileSync supports long file paths with more than 260 characters. For more information, or to download the software, visit http://freefilesync.sourceforge.net/ .
Jan 08
CES: TP-LINK launches AV1000 Gigabit Powerline Adapter
TP-LINK announced the TL-PA8010 AV1000 Gigabit Powerline Adapter, its fastest Powerline adapter to date with throughput up to one gigabit, at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Featuring the latest HomePlug AV2 standard, the device provides real gigabit throughput over a home or office’s existing electrical wiring, according to the folks at TP-Link. Users can use it for high speed wired networking throughout their home or office for lag-free HD video streaming and online gaming. The TL-PA8010 is interoperable with Powerline Adapters at various connection speeds, including 200, 500, 600 and 900Mbps. Users can get their networks up and running by plugging the Powerline Adapters into available power outlets. The TL-PA8010 will be available in the second quarter of the year. Pricing hasn't been announced. For more info go to www.tp-link.net .
Jan 08
Apple wants court-appointed attorney removed
Apple wants an attorney appointed by a court to monitor its antitrust compliance following a ruling last year that the company had conspired to fix e-book prices, reports "Reuters" (http://tinyurl.com/lcre3zl). An attorney for the consumer technology giant on Tuesday asked U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan to disqualify Michael Bromwich from serving as an external compliance monitor, arguing he had shown a personal bias against the company. In a letter to Cote, Apple's lawyer cited a "wholly inappropriate declaration" filed by Bromwich last month.
Jan 08
IK Multimedia announces iRing for iDevices
IK Multimedia has announced the iRing, a motion-tracking controller for iOS music apps and more. Now musicians and others can control sound effects and other parameters of their favorite apps, in real time, using hand position, freeing them from needing to touch the screen. The iRing utilizes a wearable ring with identifiable markers, the mobile device's front-facing camera, and computer vision with recognition algorithms built into an app, to determine the precise positioning of the ring markers, tracking their movements and position on the 3-dimensional space in front of the device. This system provides a low-cost solution and a motion-tracking device that is accurate and affordable to anyone. The iRing controller is a lightweight, double-sided ring that the user wears between two fingers. Each ring features a linear dot pattern on one side and a triangular pattern on the other. The device camera picks up the positioning of the ring patterns and the apps convert that information...
Jan 08
CES: Mobile Edge announces new Checkpoint friendly laptop cases
Mobile Edge (http://www.mobiledge.com) announced a new line of chic TSA compliant laptop and tablet cases designed for women at this week's Consumer Electronics Show. The Herringbone Element Briefcases come in two sizes each with dedicated padded compartments for a laptop and a tablet. With them, travelers can leave their laptop and tablet in their bag while passing through airport security checkpoints. The Herringbone material is accented with black Koskin trim, contrast stitching and polished nickel fittings. Two additional zippered compartments provide space for files, magazines and travel accessories. An exterior pocket, trolley strap and a detachable padded shoulder strap complete the travel companion. The smaller version is designed for laptops up to 14.1-inches and has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of US$99.99. The larger size holds 16-inch laptops and has a MSRP of $119.99.
Jan 08
Default Folder X 4.6.2 delivers better rebound, default folders...
St. Clair Software has released Default Folder X 4.6.2, an update to their Mac OS X utility. The software enhances the file dialogs in all Mac OS X applications. Its custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. It provides fast navigation to your files, convenient previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Version 4.6.2 is a free update that delivers a number of compatibility and bug fixes. Tag auto-completion now matches upper/lowercase when you enter an existing tag. Version 1.2 makes Default Folder X's window animations and transitions more efficient. Default Folder X requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher. Version 4.6.2 is a free update for existing version 4 users. It's US$14.95or users who bought licenses before June 1, 2007, and costs $34.95 for new users. Go to the St. Clair Software web site (http://tinyurl.com/2gm24v) for screencasts, screenshots, a full change log, and additional feature information.
Jan 08
Email Obfuscator for Mac OS X revved to version 1.2
Tension Software (http://www.tensionsoftware.com) has updated Email Obfuscator, a Mac OS X app for creating and editing web pages, to version 1.2. It's a maintenance upgrade. Email Obfuscator is a tool for anyone creating and editing web pages. It creates email links using "obfuscated" code. The obfuscated link can be put inside any web page and it is not recognised by Bot surfing the net collecting emails Email Obfuscator requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher. It costs US$2.99 and is available at the Mac App Store.
Jan 08
Studiometry for Mac OS X gets sub-projects, resource management...
Orange Software has revved Studiometry, its client and project management tool, to version 11.1. The upgrade adds sub-projects, resource management, and more. Studiometry runs on Mac OS X, Windows and iOS. Sub-projects are now possible in the software. Just drag and drop one project onto another and you’ve got a sub-project. Another addition in Studiometry 11.1 is the ability to manage resources. Resources include anything that you can reserve for an event or task, such as conference rooms, equipment, etc. You can view their availability right in Studiometry’s calendar. Studiometry will alert you of scheduling conflicts and make suggestions for changes. Studiometry 11.1 is a free update for registered users of Studiometry 11.x, and is available for download and purchase. New users as well as users of previous versions will get a free 30-day trial. Upgrades from Studiometry 10.x start at US$59.95 per license, while upgrades from 9.x or older are $99.95 per license. Go to http://www....
Jan 08
CES: Razer announces the Nabu smart band
Razer rolled out its Nabu smart band at this week's Consumer Electronics Show. It interacts with iOS and Android devices. The Nabu is a wearable devicee that delivers notifications from a smartphone right to one’s wrist and tracks selected personal information. It's also an open platform that third-party applications can exploit to create novel experiences for users, applying personal, physical and geographical opt-in data. The Razer Nabu has two OLED notification screens — a Public Icon Screen and a Private Message Screen. The Public icon screen — located on the top of the wrist — notifies users of incoming calls, texts, emails and app updates via notification icons. The Private message screen — located on the inside of the wrist — provides detailed information of texts, emails, bio data and other updates that can only be viewed by the user.   The Razer Nabu has advanced sensors for data tracking, including location information, bio data feedback (steps walked, distance traveled,...
Jan 07
Braven unveils Vibe audio system
Braven unveiled the Vibe, a portable distributed audio Bluetooth and Wi-Fi audio system, at this week's Consumer Electronics Show. It allows users to share music across multiple devices virtually anywhere from any wireless device. The Braven Vibe System takes advantage of single streaming and sharing solutions across iOS, Android, and Windows devices and can support multiple audio streams concurrently. It creates a wireless sound network and allows users to establish speaker zones for customized audio streaming from just about anywhere. The Vibe System utilizes Wi-fi and Bluetooth connectivity with an app that allows users to establish speaker groups under the same network, enabling customized audio listening such as classical music in the bedroom and kitchen, rock in the living room, and jazz in the dining room. The app is available at the Apple App Store. The Braven Vibe System also gives users the ability to connect their existing Bluetooth speaker products to a wireless audio...
Jan 07
FileMaker Product Developer Conference audio goes on sale
Thorsen Consulting invites FileMaker product, plugin and application developers to purchase over a dozen audio sessions recorded for the 2013 FileMaker Product Developer Conference. Industry experts lead panel discussions and facilitated sessions to discuss high level planning and day-to-day nuances of running a software development company. Over 12 recorded sessions include: ° Panel discussions on business topics include sales, marketing and operations; ° Facilitated sessions on technical challenges including architecture, design, and deployment; ° Presentation on recruiting, employee development and outsourcing. The audio is available for both the 2013 and 2012 conference is available for purchase at FileMaker Product Developer Conference online (https://fmproductconference.com/).
Jan 07
Apogee announces JAM 96k guitar interface for Macs, iOS devices
Apogee Electronics has introduced the US$129 JAM 96k, a professional guitar interface for the iPad, iPhone and Mac. It lets you connect your guitar to your iOS or OS X device, whether you’re on-the-go or in a recording studio. Its circuitry is designed to reproduce the unique interaction between guitar and tube amp, resulting in an authentic tone and responsive feel from any guitar or music creation app you choose, according to the folks at Apogee. For beginners to the most seasoned guitar players, JAM 96k delivers an inspiring experience for practicing, recording, or just jamming, they add.   The new JAM 96k features tube amp tone emulation and a nickel-plated finish. Itk also provides the ability to make higher fidelity recordings — up to 24-bit/96kHz – and includes an iOS Lighting cable in the box. Like its predecessor, JAM 96k also includes an iOS 30-pin cable and Mac USB cable. Go to http://www.apogeedigital.com for more info.
Jan 07
iPort unveils all-in-one iPad charge case, stand
iPort has started taking orders for two new products — Charge Case and Stand for iPad mini with Retina display and iPad Air — on iPortProducts.com. The iPort Charge Case and Stand is an all-in-one iPad case, wireless charger and stand. It features three distinct mounting angles allowing for FaceTime, movies, or typing and two charging orientations (portrait and landscape). The company says it's the first of its kind to allow users to snap an Apple Smart Cover directly onto their ultra-slim, magnetically-equipped Charge Case.   The charge case contains a removable module for use with Apple provided power supply.  The Charge Case and Stand for iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display ship in February for US$119.95 and $99.95 respectively, and will be available at the Apple Store in addition to iPortProducts.com. 
Jan 07
CES: aKu previews portrait camera for the iPhone
What if an iPhone could take DSLR-quality portraits? What if transferring memory cards, connecting cables and waiting for friends to upload pictures to social media were things of the past? Hardware startup aKu wants to make this possible with the ladibird camera. It's a hardware device that takes all of the essential optics and electronics of a professional DSLR camera and merges them into a phone casing for the iPhone. aKu is previewing the ladibird camera at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Not only is aKu's new ladibird camera lighter, less bulky and less complex than a DSLR, it also enables instant shoot and share through social networks, chat apps, to the cloud, or email, according to aKu's Adam Latip. Its image sensor is 7.5x larger than the average smartphone sensor -- and 4x larger than a compact sensor, he adds. This extra large size lets it absorb more light into any photograph. The ladibird camera is currently in early stage development with a prototype...
Jan 07
Studiometry for Mac OS X gets sub-projects, resource management...
Orange Software has revved Studiometry, its client and project management tool, to version 11.1. The upgrade adds sub-projects, resource management, and more. Studiometry runs on Mac OS X, Windows and iOS. Sub-projects are now possible in the software. Just drag and drop one project onto another and you’ve got a sub-project. Another addition in Studiometry 11.1 is the ability to manage resources. Resources include anything that you can reserve for an event or task, such as conference rooms, equipment, etc. You can view their availability right in Studiometry’s calendar. Studiometry will alert you of scheduling conflicts and make suggestions for changes. Studiometry 11.1 is a free update for registered users of Studiometry 11.x, and is available for download and purchase. New users as well as users of previous versions will get a free 30-day trial. Upgrades from Studiometry 10.x start at US$59.95 per license, while upgrades from 9.x or older are $99.95 per license. Go to http://www....
Jan 07
Epson launches new wireless sheetfed scanner
Epson has unveiled the WorkForce DS-560, its first wireless sheetfed scanner. With its Wi-Fi connectivity, it offers point-to-point scanning directly to smartphones, tablets, Macs or PCs. The DS-560 also includes a range of features such as fast scan speeds, one-pass double-sided scanning and a software package. In addition to its ability to scan to popular cloud services, it allows users to scan directly to a mobile device. For increased flexibility, users can upload scans to their cloud service of choice, such as Google Docs or Evernote, directly from their mobile device.   The WorkForce DS-560 delivers scan speeds of up to 26 ppm/52 ipm at 300 dpi, and can scan both sides of one sheet in just one pass, as well as a stack of up to 50 pages with its built-in Automatic Document Feeder (ADF). It's also equipped with "ultrasonic" double-feed detection technology, which senses if more than a single page has been fed, and automatically stops the feeding to avoid missing pages or jamming...
Jan 07
Mushkin expands its Ventura Ultra line of USB 3.0 drives
Mushkin announced the next entry to the Ventura Ultra series at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.l In continuation of the current line of 60GB, 120GB, and 240GB models, the company unveiled the Ventura Ultra 480GB USB 3.0 SSD . The latest Ventura Ultra offering retains the ultra-high performance of the lower capacity models while now offering 480GB of storage, according to Brian Flood, director of Product Development at Mushkin. The LSI SandForce SF-2281 powered USB SSDs provide best in class throughput of 455MB/s reads and 445MB/s writes while providing up to 39K 4K random IOPS, he adds. The Ventura Ultra also is capable of operating in UASP mode, which enables SSD performance in the USB flash drive form factor. go to http://poweredbymushkin.com for more info.
Jan 07
CES: Buffalo launches LinkStation network storage devices
Buffalo America has launched its LinkStation 200 series of network storage devices at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Designed for home users, the series provides network storage and backup and offers an assortment of features, allowing users to store, organize, access and stream media files from any computer, smartphone or tablet. Users can even set up a free personal cloud for access anytime, anywhere, at home or on the go. The LinkStation 200 Series is available as a single-drive model (LS210D) up to 4TB and as a dual-drive (LS220D) model up to 8B with RAID 1 support for automatic data protection. 
They provide shared storage and backup for all Mac and PC computers and mobile devices on a home network. You simply connect to a wireless router and follow the step-by-step setup wizard from any computer, or use the Quick Setup feature to configure a LinkStation 200 device from any smartphone or tablet. The devices are DLNA Certified and can be used as an iTunes...
Jan 07
Kensington launches new rugged cases for the iPad
Kensington has announced 14 new rugged cases built to provide drop and spill protection for the iPad Air and iPad mini tablets. The new additions join the existing series of Kensington BlackBelt and SafeGrip cases. The Kensington BlackBelt Series of rugged cases offers military-grade tablet protection in three degrees. Every model features a tough, lightweight band that surrounds the tablet and was designed to meet the U.S. military’s MIL-STD-810 testing protocols for all-around defense against drops and scratches. The Kensington SafeGrip Rugged Cases (one of which is pictured) are designed to provide a first line of defense for tablets used by children in the classroom environment. It provides cushioned protection. For details on all the cases go to Kensington.com .
Jan 07
Apple store sales top US$10 billion in 2013
Apple today announced that customers spent over US$10 billion on the App Store in 2013, including over $1 billion in December alone. App Store customers downloaded almost three billion apps in December making it the most successful month in App Store history. The company says developers have now earned $15 billion on the App Store. "We’d like to thank our customers for making 2013 the best year ever for the App Store," Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, said in a press release. "The lineup of apps for the holiday season was astonishing and we look forward to seeing what developers create in 2014."
Jan 07
CES: BlueFlame unveils cable-free charging solution
BlueFlame launched its latest charging solution, The Station, at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It's designed for the iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c and iPod touch (5th generation). The Station completely covers an electrical outlet, while offering an USB port for additional device charging and a pass-through outlet to power other small appliances. It keeps your iPhone 5 upright while charging. The Station is currently available for order at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of US$59.99 at Apple retail stores and on BlueFlameGear.com.
Jan 07
Mushkin launches enterprise class SSD at CES
Mushkin announced the worldwide launch of its enterprise-class ProSpec series solid-state drives at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Designed for the enterprise environment, Mushkin's ProSpec SSDs deliver random read/write performance of 80K/42K IOPS and a sustained transfer rate of 560MB/s, and are available in useable capacities ranging from 100GB to 480GB. Equipped with Mushkin's Power Safe Technology, ProSpec SSDs also provide enhanced power-loss data protection through hardware and firmware-based features that prepare the SSD for an unexpected system power loss, according to Brian Flood, Director, product management at Mushkin. For more information on the ProSpec Enterprise class SSDs, go to http://www.mushkin.com .
Jan 06
FAVI introduces WiFi Pico projector
FAVI Entertainment has announced its new WiFi-enabled Pico+ Projector with Miracast and Airplay Wireless display, allowing users to wirelessly share their mobile screens and laptop content on up to a 100” projector screen. 

At just over the size of a cell phone, this portable projector fits into the side of a laptop bag, in a purse or in a backpack side pocket. The 5000mAh battery purportedly lasts for three hours of continuous playback in eco-mode and its power bank feature allows you to charge your mobile device, both while projecting or when the projector is turned off. 

 The Pico+ Project includes a built-in WiFi hotspot allowing you to wirelessly project your mobile content without the need for an external WiFi connection.  Furthermore, everyday users can easily pull up their saved content, movies and photos from any external USB device or SD Card, according to Jeremy Yakel, president of FAVI Entertainment. The Pico+ supports standard HDMI from cable/satellite TV, Blu-ray...
Jan 06
CES: Yellow Jacket shows smartphone stun gun case
Yellow Jacket announced the Yellow Jacket case for iPhone 5/5Sat this week's Consumer Electronics Show. It's a stun gun case that sports: ° Equipped left and right-handed triggers that allow consumers to deploy their personal protection device from either hand; ° A swiveling electrode cap and safety switch designed to protect users from accidentally discharging; ° A removable stun gun pack provides users with the flexibility to attach or detach the stun gun pack, depending on their environment; ° Five LED power lights that indicate the current battery level and notify users when it is charging and when it's fully charged; ° TPE soft plastic that protects the phone from damage caused by drops and daily wear and tear. Yellow Jacket case for the iPhone 5/5S will be available in February, starting at $149, while a 4/4S case can now be purchased for US$99 at www.yellowjacketcase.com.
Jan 06
Philips 28-inch 4K Ultra HD Monitor debuts at CES
The PhilipsUltraClear Display debuted at this week's Consumer Electronics Show. It combines 4K UHD high resolution with a color depth of 1.07 billion colors to deliver "brilliant performance, screen clarity and detail with four times the resolution of Full HD." The Philips display will provide 3840x2160 pixel. It provides several connectivity options and comes equipped with HDMI, DisplayPort, Dual-link DVI, VGA SmartConnect, and USB 3.0 ports. Additionally, an integrated MHL port allows users to connect compatible phones and tablets directly to the monitor to mirror content to the widescreen display while charging the mobile device at the same time. The Philips UltraClear Display also features MultiView functionality. This technology enables active dual connect and view so that users can work with multiple devices like computer and laptop side-by-side simultaneously. The SmartErgoBase allows the monitor to be lowered down almost to desk level. Additionally, the adjustable base allows...
Jan 06
CES: Feenix unveils the Autore keyboard for gamers
Feenix debuted the Autore gaming keyboard at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It's compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux systems. Modeled after the monolith from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey; it's a minimalist tool that meets the needs of aggressive gamers and typists, says Feenix Creative Director Ashkon Shayani. Lightweight keycaps with cherry MX Brown switches provide an effortless click and tactile response, he adds. Feenix's font and aluminum coating is designed to keep the keyboard’s surface elegant and durable, while a subtle upward angel is designed to offer optimal wrist comfort. A gold metal plate runs through the length of the chassis. The Autore oncludes a HAL-approved gold plated modular mini USB to USB connection with an optional PS/2 adapter. A double Polyurethane layer is built alongside the keyboard’s aluminum coating for added surface quality and protection against spills and beverage damage. The Autore is currently available for...
Jan 06
D-Link rolls out new wireless networking, IP surveillance...
At this week's Consumer Electronics Show, D-Link made several announcements for today’s connected lifestyles, including a new Wi-Fi Baby Camera, two new wireless extenders, a network video recorder, and a portable AC router. The Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender ($89.99) and Wireless AC750 Dual Band Range Extender ($59.99) 11AC dual band range extenders are designed for pushing wireless signals to those hard-to-reach areas for seamless video streaming, online gaming and other everyday internet activities. For increased flexibility, the extenders are backwards compatible, enabling users to extend their existing 11N and 11AC network devices. Both extenders feature an enhanced user interface for advanced configuration settings and one-touch configuration.   The Wi-Fi AC750 Portable Router and Charger ($99.99) offers travelers and mobile users fast speeds and dual band performance, turning any connection into a fast 11AC hotspot, according to the folks at D-Link. With a...
Jan 06
CES: LaCie introduces Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2, Fuel drives
LaCie announced the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 and Fuel wireless hard drive for the iPad at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 (pictured) is one of the first storage solutions enabled by Thunderbolt 2. It delivers speeds up to 1375MB/s. What's more, LaCie worked with designer Neil Poulton to bring a cutting-edge look to the product. For the first time, the Little Big Disk features a sleek, black finish to its fully aluminum enclosure. The LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 will be available for purchase in the first quarter of 2014 through LaCie’s resellers and LaCie.com. A Thunderbolt cable included. LaCie also introduced the Fuel wireless hard drive for the iPad, iPhone, and Mac. Without requiring Internet access, the LaCie Fuel adds 1TB of external storage capacity to compatible mobile devices. Users can store up to 500 movies, 160,000 songs or 190,000 photos, and share them with up to five devices at a time. What’s more,...
Jan 06
Seagate debuts Backup Plus FAST portable drive, more
Seagate Technology made two product announcements at this week's Consumer Electronics Show. For one, it introduced the Backup Plus FAST portable drive (pictured). The company say it's the world’s first portable 4TB storage device, providing twice the capacity and speed of existing external portable drives. This new Seagate Backup Plus FAST drive features an USB 3.0 interface. It's currently available at Seagate.com for a manufacturer's suggested retail price of US$299.99. Seagate also rolled out the second generation of its external storage lineup, Seagate Backup Plus Slim. It's has a compact design and USB 3.0 interface. It's available in 2TB, 3TB, and 4TB capacities for US$129.99, $159.99, and $229.99, respectively.
Jan 06
Square and Griffin team up for Merchant Case + Square Reader
Griffin Technology and Square have introduced the Merchant case for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5 at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. They say it's first protective case optimized for a Square Reader. Griffin’s new Merchant case builds on Square’s selling experience for mobile businesses. The introduction of the Merchant case launches Works with Square, a program that allows developers to build accessories for Square businesses. The case is custom-molded to secure the Square Reader when connected. A groove in the bottom of the case aligns with the Square Reader to guide a credit card to an easy, consistent swipe time after time, according to J. Curtis, director of B2B Product Development at Griffin. Made from durable silicone, the case protects the phone from bumps and drops. The case’s non-slip sides and corners make it easier to hold the phone and to hand over for customers' signatures. Additionally, the Square Reader can be detached and stored in the back of the case...
Jan 06
SteelSeries releases Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller for...
SteelSeries has released the Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller. It's designed for console-style gameplay on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch running iOS 7, as well as on your HD TV via AppleTV using AirPlay Mirroring from your iOS device with supported games. iOS 7 features embedded controller support; and as a result a new platform of gaming is emerging. For the first time on iOS, developers can create games that use traditional console control schemes to provide for an immersive and challenging gaming experience on iOS devices. The Stratus Controller from SteelSeries is the first Bluetooth controller for iOS devices. Its lightweight design has a comfortable grip with 10-plus hours of battery-life and features that are ideal for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch gaming, says Bruce Hawver, SteelSeries CEO. It features a familiar console-style layout with the a pressure-sensitive directional pad (D-pad), four pressure-sensitive action buttons and 4 pressure-sensitive shoulder buttons, in...
Jan 06
CES: Griffin Technology introduces StudioConnect HD, Guitar...
Griffin Technology is offering two new products for the mobile musician at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
 Ethan Opelt, Audio Line Manager at Griffin Technology. “StudioConnect HD is an intuitive, streamlined product that encourages creativity.” The US$199.99 StudioConnect HD (pictured) is an all-in-one, high definition audio interface for multi-track recording. It records multiple tracks simultaneously to iOS or Mac OS X. Constructed of weighted metal, StudioConnect HD also serves as a stable charging platform. The StudioConnect HD is compatible with both Lightning and 30-pin iPad models and includes a Type A USB cable for connecting to a computer running Mac OS X. StudioConnect HD accommodates Core Audio recording apps for iPad, along with Mac OS X based Digital Audio Workstations, and works with Auria (iOS); GarageBand (iOS and OS X); Logic Pro X (OS X); and JamUp/BIAS (iOS). 
Griffin is also introducing the $19.99 Guitar Sidekick Guitar Sidekick, a clamp that...
Jan 06
Currency Assistant for Mac OS X upgraded to version 3.1.12
MaBaSoft (http://www.mabasoft.com) has updated Currency Assistant, a currency conversion calculator for Mac OS X, to version 3.1.12. The irrevocably fixed Latvian lats (LVL) euro conversion rate (1 EUR = 0.702804 LVL) has been introduced after the euro replaced the lats and became legal tender in Latvia on Jan. 1, 2014. Also, the Zimbabwe dollar (ZWD), which was suspended indefinitely in April 2009 due to hyperinflation, has been deleted. The Zimbabwean government legalized the use of foreign currencies in January 2009 and all transactions are now in foreign currencies — mainly the US dollar and the South African rand. Currency Assistant is now 50% off and available for US$8.95 for new users or $4.95 for Euro Assistant Pro registered users. Version 3.1.12 is a free update for registered version users of version 3.x.
Jan 06
Griffin debuts reinvented PowerMate
Griffin Technology will will unveil a new wireless version of its PowerMate at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Described as a clickable knob, the PowerMate Bluetooth can be programmed to execute a wide array of key commands in virtually any application. Users can streamline routine tasks such as editing home movie, scrolling through long documents, or creating audio works. It functions beautifully as a convenient volume knob and mute button for Bluetooth 4.0 enabled Mac computers, but that's just the beginning of its possibilities, according to Mark Rowan, president at Griffin Technology. PowerMate is preset to work with iMovie and GarageBand right out of the box. However, users can follow the instructions to add custom commands within their preferred applications. You can spin PowerMate like a wheel to quickly move through large multimedia files, spreadsheets, and word processor documents, or click it like a mouse to select text or perform commands. 

The...
Jan 06
CES: TrendNet launches AC1900 wireless router
TrendNet has announced the AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Router, model TEW-818DRU, at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It's powered by a 1GHz processor, high power radio amplifiers for extended wireless coverage, and Gigabit Wireless AC networking speeds. The TEW-818DRU is designed to provide the optimum wireless experience in a busy connected home, says Zak Wood, director of global marketing for TrendNet. It creates two extreme performance wireless networks: an "ultimate performance" 1.3 Gigabits per second (Gbps) Wireless AC network, to connect all Wireless AC devices over the fastest wireless speeds available today; and an extreme performance 600 Megabits per second (Mbps) Wireless N band, to connect everyday wireless devices such as tablets, smart phones, and computers. Beamforming technology directs the highest wireless signal strength to each user's specific location. On the wired side, the router features all Gigabit Ethernet ports. It also offers one USB 2.0...
Jan 03
beyerdynamic to introduce the A 200 p at next week's CES
At next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, beyerdynamic will unveil the A 200 p. Developed with the digital specialists from Astell&Kern and Heilbronn audio and headphones, it's a compact DAC with an integrated headphone amplifier. The core of the A 200 p is a Wolfson DAC with up to 24 bit resolution at a sampling frequency of 96 kHz (HD audio). Its circuit design circumvents the internal signal processing of the connected player and receives the pure digital music data from a number of mobile playback devices such as the iPhone, iPod, iPad via Lightning connector, Android smartphones or tablets with Android 4.1 or higher via Micro-USB, as well as Mac and Windows laptops. The A 200 p is currently the smallest mobile DAC and amplifier that can work with all of these devices on the digital level, according to the folks at beyerdynamic. After converting the digital data to analogue music signals, a amplifier with analogue output stage controls the output to the connected...
Jan 03
Lepow to announce Poki portable charger at CES 2014
Lepow International will introduce its newest portable charger, Poki, at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The name (pronounced pock-e) comes from the unit's small pocket shape, which is constructed in one piece. The Poki's lithium polymer battery, available in 5,000mAh or 10,000mAh, offers safety and prevents overheating, according to Lepow CEO Jacky Fan. It features a smooth, flat, high-grade rubberized outer material that provides protection and a comfortable grip, he adds. The Poki has a unibody construction and a slide sensor for indicating battery usage with a swipe of the finger. It's compatible with all major devices such as Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, as well as digital cameras, gaming devices and any other mobile device that requires charging.   The Lepow Poki portable charger will have the following manufacturer's suggested retail prices: US$59.99 for the 5,000mAh version and $99.99 for the 10,000mAh model. They will be available in white,...
 
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