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Jun 29
Vitamin-R 1.65 adds support for Potion Factory's Hit List has announced Vitamin-R 1.65 (, an update of its Mac OS X compatible productivity tool for creative professionals. The new version adds drag and drop support for "to dos" from Potion Factory's The Hit List to do list manager. Vitamin-R is a collection of tools and techniques for managing attention and maintaining motivation. According to the folks at, it complements the task capturing and organizing features of modern to-do list managers by forcing you to concentrate fully on one task a time and keeping distractions at bay. It breaks down large, vaguely defined tasks into a series of short "time slices" of between 10 and 30 minutes, each with specific and actionable objectives. Vitamin-R provides you with the "Now & Later Board," complete with FastType magic, to give you a place to quickly dump all those things that go through your head and allows to get back to the task at hand. Vitamin-R may be...
Jun 28
WWDC Interview: MacTEK
While in San Francisco, TUAW and MacTech Magazine teamed up to speak to developers at Apple's WWDC 2011 about the keynote and how Apple's new technologies will help them and their customers. In the weeks following the event, we'll bring you those videos on TUAW, MacTech and MacNews. If you aren't currently a reader of MacTech Magazine, check out the special WWDC free trial subscription offer for MacTech Magazine here. This video features Neil Ticktin (Editor-in-Chief, MacTech Magazine and MacNews) and Doug Hanley of MacTEK Consulting & Training at WWDC. Doug was kind enough to tell us about their thoughts on the announcements on WWDC, and how it will affect their plans moving forward.
Jun 28
WWDC Interview: FrogPad
While in San Francisco, TUAW and MacTech Magazine teamed up to speak to developers at Apple's WWDC 2011 about the keynote and how Apple's new technologies will help them and their customers. In the weeks following the event, we'll bring you those videos on TUAW, MacTech and MacNews. If you aren't currently a reader of MacTech Magazine, check out the special WWDC free trial subscription offer for MacTech Magazine here. This video features Victor Agreda, Jr. (Editor-in-Chief, The Unofficial Apple Weblog) and linda marroquin of FrogPad, Inc. at WWDC. linda was kind enough to tell us about their thoughts on the announcements on WWDC, and how it will affect their plans moving forward.
Jun 28
Apple's international sales are 'on fire'
"The Motley Fool" ( -- a multimedia financial-services company -- says Apple's overseas demand is "exploding." Currently, Apple collects 44% of its sales from its home United States market; however, five years ago, that figure was 59%. As revenues climbed from about US$14 billion in fiscal 2005 to $64 billion in the past year, overseas sales led the charge, says "The Motley Fool." International revenue soared 78% in fiscal 2010 showing that Apple's international sales "are simply on fire," the article adds. "The Americas are still Apple's largest market in terms of profit, though they beat the European market (which, interestingly, also includes the Middle East and Africa) by only a slim amount," says "The Motley Fool." "Growth rates continue to soar in Apple's Asia-Pacific region, and it's not unimaginable for that area to constitute the company's largest market in the next half-decade -- or sooner."
Jun 28
Analyst raises iPad, Mac sales projections
In a note to clients -- as reported by "Barron's" ( -- Needham & Company analyst Charles Wolf says he's raised his Apple estimates to reflect higher iPad and Mac shipments in the current quarter and the September quarter. He raised his iPad forecast for the third fiscal quarter from 7.5 million to nine million units. Wolf cut his iPhone estimate for the fiscal fourth quarter from 17.5 million to 16 million unit, assuming Apple will seek to reduce channel inventory before introducing the iPhone 5 sometime in the quarter, presumably after Labor day. The analyst is increasing his third quarter Mac estimate to 4.25 million units from 3.75 million, to match an historical 16% average increase he’s observed over the last five years. Macs have shown a 15.6%, rise quarter to quarter, in fiscal quarter four, so Wolf raised his number to 4.9 million from a prior 4.5 million.
Jun 28
Apple releases Thunderbolt Firmware Update
Apple has released a Thunderbolt Firmware Update that addresses performance and stability issues on Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook Pros and iMacs. The firmware update -- a 468KB download -- requires Mac OS X 10.6.8, and a Mac with a Thunderbolt port. The update is available via the Software Update component of the Mac OS X Systems Preferences app, or as a downloadable installer at the Apple Support website ( Running at 10Gbps, Thunderbolt technology can transfer a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds, according to Mooly Eden, general manager, PC Client Group, Intel. The vision for Thunderbolt technology (formerly codenamed “Light Peak”) is to move media faster, simplify connections between devices. Combining high-speed data and HD video connections together onto a single cable is instrumental to achieving that vision, says Eden. Thunderbolt technology delivers this via two communications methods, or protocols -- PCI Express for data transfer...
Jun 28
iCADE for iPad available at ThinkGeek
ThinkGeek has released the US$99.99 iCADE gaming cabinet (, a retro-styled cabinet designed specifically to house an iPad or iPad 2 and to "transport users to the days when they spent endless hours playing classic arcade games." “We partnered with ION Audio to make our vision of the iCADE a reality,” says Ty Liotta, head of ThinkGeek’s GeekLabs. “After it was announced as an April Fool’s Day joke back in 2010, thousands of our customers wanted it and we’re excited to make it a reality through this partnership.” The iCADE is a desktop-sized arcade game cabinet that features a fully functional gamepad, complete with retro arcade joystick and buttons. Gameplay is made simple by just sliding an iPad into the built-in cradle and connecting it to the iCADE via Bluetooth. The iCade is powered by two AA batteries. The ThinkGeek iCADE also features the original April Fool’s Day retro style graphics. Users can play classic Atari games available now for download from the...
Jun 28
Ultimate Music Studio for iPad available with Alesis IO Dock
Alesis, a manufacturer of professional audio equipment and electronic drums, says the iO Dock, a pro-audio dock for Apple’s iPad and iPad 2 is now shipping to pro-audio and instrument retailers. The iO Dock is designed to be the "missing link" between the Apple tablet, its associated App Store’s catalog of audio and video apps, and the world of professional audio equipment. With the iO Dock and an iPad or iPad 2, musicians and producers can record, perform, create and craft music. Built to accommodate current app-development standards including Core MIDI and Akai Pro’s AkaiConnect SDK, the iO Dock is a universal iPad audio-recording, playback, and MIDI device that bridges the user’s choice of music-creation and performance apps with most professional input and output instruments and devices. The iO Dock provides microphone and instrument users with two combination XLR and 1/4-inch inputs, each with its own gain control and switchable phantom power for condenser microphones. The guitar...
Jun 28
iVigilo apps are for camera monitoring, alerting
Naboo ( has announced the iVigilo camera management and alerting apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac OS X (10.6 and higher). The apps provide remote camera security, life casting, baby monitoring and global webcam monitoring functions. An iVigilo system consists of iVigilo Dashboard for iOS and iVigilo Alert Centre for Mac OS X. iVigilo Dashboard is an US$4.99 camera management and alerting app. It communicates with and controls all functionality of the iVigilo Alert Centre on the Mac through a peer-2-peer connection over Wi-Fi or mobile networks. The iVigilo Alert Centre contains a built-in digital video recorder (DVR) that can record from any of the active cameras either manually, time-lapsed or on motion detection. Subsequently the centre creates alerts based on user-selected parameters (signaled by the specified cameras), which are then relayed to the user through the iVigilo Dashboard app installed on the mobile device. The iVigilo Alert Centre can...
Jun 28
New Bluetooth speakerphone released
SuperTooth ( has released the US$129 SuperTooth HD, an advanced Bluetooth speakerphone with the ability to communicate on social networks all via voice commands. The SuperTooth HD is compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled phones, including iPhones, BlackBerrys and other smartphones with an Android or Windows Mobile operating system. You simply pair the SuperTooth HD with phones and drive.
Jun 28
Beat Produce is new loop editing virtual instrument
AMG has released Beat Producer (, a loop editing virtual instrument for musicians, producers, DJs and rappers. It offers a range of loop editing features, allows access to AMG’s libraries and brings together industry standard formats, including REX files, Apple Loops and ACIDized WAV file. Key features of Beat Producer include: ° The ability to import industry standard loop files; ° Control of tempo and pitch; ° The ability to examine loop waveforms and edit slices individually within the loop’s groove using the additional groove- locked work track if desired; ° A 32 part TR-Style step sequencer available on each rack; ° The ability to assign MIDI control of most parameters for real-time, interactive control; ° Two stereo groove tracks and 32 step sequencer tracks in each of its eight racks, making 272 tracks per instance; ° The inclusion of 64-bit, fully editable audio effects processors and three pages of synth processing per rack; ° A customizable...
Jun 28
WriteLock tech available in the ToughTech product line
You can lock down data with CRU-DataPort’s ( new WriteLock technology, now available in the line of ToughTech storage enclosures. Models are shipping now with base units starting at US$120. At the push of a button, WriteLock allows you to “lock down” all data on the hard drive prohibiting any changes or accidental erasing. ToughTechs with WriteLock provide the functionality, speed and data capacity of an external hard drive enclosure with the Read Only feature of CD-ROMs and DVDs, according to the folks at CRU-DataPort. WriteLock technology is available in 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive sizes and is available in quadruple interfaces (eSATA, FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0), so it can connect to any computer (Mac OS X, Linux and Windows XP/Vista/7). All appropriate cables and adapters are included. For added security, ToughTech Secure models with WriteLock offer 256-bit FIPS 140-2 Validated or 128-bit FIPS 190 hardware-based encryption without degradation of...
Jun 28
Smartfish introduces Mouse Pad Travel Pouch
Smartfish Technologies ( has announced the Mouse Pad Travel Pouch for notebook users. It will be available in early July in blue and black for US$14.95. It's a mouse pad that provides a smooth, 9-inch diameter surface work area for you to mouse around on a plane, train, in a hotel.  It then zips up to become a protective pouch you can pack up to tote your notebook mouse and any other computer accessories.  The padded neoprene safeguards your accessories while packed away in your briefcase or laptop case. If you don’t want to tuck it away in your bag, you can use the snap handle to hang it from your backpack or suitcase for accessibility.
Jun 28
URL Extractor for Mac OS X revved to version 3.3
Tension Software has released URL Extractor 3.3 ( The upgrade imports list of URLs from an external text file to use for starting extraction point . URL Extractor 3.3 adds additional utility commands for the URL table list and imports list of keywords from an external text file to use for search engine extraction point. There are additional utility commands for the keyword table list . Also, version 3.3 adds (japan) and (china) to the list of available search engine for search engine extraction. URL Extractor is a Mac OS X app for extracting emails address and generic URLs from files on the HD or directly from the web using a list of "starting" web addresses and working unattended after the startup. You can retrieve and start search from web pages using keywords from various international Google sites. URL Extractor can extract thousands of URLs from the web starting from a single web page and using "...
Jun 28
Maintain Serves Up Cocktail 4.9.4 (Snow Leopard Edition)
Maintain has released Cocktail 4.9.4 (Snow Leopard Edition), the latest maintenance update of Cocktail ( for users running Mac OS X 10.6 ("Snow Leopard") and higher. The upgrade adds Mac OS X 10.6.8 compatibility, adds clearing of the latest variant of the MacDefender (Mac Shield) trojan, contains improvements on the "Purge inactive memory" procedure, as well as other minor bug fixes. Cocktail 4.9.4 (Snow Leopard Edition) requires Mac OS X/Mac OS X Server 10.6 or later and is tested for compatibility with Mac OS X/Mac OS X Server 10.7 Cocktail (Leopard Edition) for Mac OS X 10.5 and Cocktail (Tiger Edition) for Mac OS X 10.4 are available for download from the Maintain web site. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for Mac OS X that offers a variety of practical features designed to simplify the use of advanced UNIX function. A single user license costs US$14.95.
Jun 28
Recover PDF Password for Mac OS X upgraded to version 3.0
Eltima Software has updated Recover PDF Password, a Mac OS X app for recovering recover lost or forgotten passwords for PDF documents, to version 3.0. The upgrade offers a faster password recovery process thanks to program optimization for multi-core computers. Recover PDF Password 3.0 also adds an additional recovery method: Dictionary search. The software supports all versions of Adobe Acrobat up to version 9.X and can recover Unicode passwords. Recover PDF Password is designed to recover passwords for PDF documents in case they were lost or forgotten. It can recover both "Owner" and "User" passwords. The first protects the document from copying, editing or printing, while the second protects the document from opening. Recover PDF Password also has a "Decrypt" option that can create an unprotected copy of a PDF file in case it's protected only with "Owner" password. Digital signature removal is also available. Recover PDF Password for Mac costs US$39.95 for a single user license and...
Jun 28
Kerlmax fires off Sharpshooter 2.0 for Mac OS X
Kerlmax has released Sharpshooter 2.0, an upgrade to its screenshot utility app that gives you finer control over using Mac OS X's built-in key combinations. Version 2 adds automatic processing options. Sharpshooter now lets you automatically rename screenshots with your own naming scheme, move them to folders, change the image file formats, and open them with other apps. Several other features were added to improve usability and fulfill feature requests. When Apple released Snow Leopard, they changed the default naming of screenshots from "Picture 1" to a slightly more descriptive format like "Screen shot 2011-04-01 at 12:00:00 PM". Sharpshooter takes this a step further and lets you manipulate and process a screenshot. After taking a screenshot, Sharpshooter can present the new image to you in a window where you can file it away into any folder, change the image file format, and rename it to something descriptive. Sharpshooter 2.0 requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later and is priced at...
Jun 28
Troi Automatisering releases Troi File Plug-in 5.0.3 for...
Troi Automatisering ( has released Troi File Plug-in 5.0.3 for FileMaker Pro 11. Troi File Plug-in is a tool for getting access to information outside the FileMaker Pro database. Any files or folders stored on the computer can be accessed through the functions of the plug-in. Troi File Plug-in 5.0.3 is a maintenance update that includes bug fixes and improvements. A fully functional demo version is available for downloading at Troi's website. Troi File Plug-in 5.0.3 works with FileMaker Pro 9, 10 and 11. The plug-in can also be used with runtimes from FileMaker Pro Advanced 9, 10 or 11. The plug-in is available for Mac OS X 10.5.7 or higher, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. QuickTime 7 or later is needed for some image related functions. Licenses cost US$89 per user. Troi File Plug-in 5.0.3 also works with FileMaker Server 9, 10 or 11 as a server-side plug-in and as a plug-in used by the web publishing engine. To use this, you need to purchase a special...
Jun 27
iOS and Android now supported by almost 50% of US companies
According to recent end-user research conducted by Strategy Analytics (, the number of US companies supporting Google Android and Apple iOS has reached unprecedented levels of adoption. At 42% and 49 percent respectively, these operating systems still trail the RIM BlackBerry which, at 72%, remains the top corporate mobile phone choice. The Strategy Analytics Wireless Enterprise Strategies (WES) service report, “2011 Enterprise Mobility Mid-Year Recap and Outlook,” also reveals an average of 11% employee-owned devices (BYOD -- Bring-Your-Own Device) that are reimbursed by US businesses. “In contrast to the relatively modest, but growing level of reimbursement for BYOD devices, the exponential growth in enterprise support for iOS and Android suggests that Apple and Android devices and supporting ecosystems are gaining credibility in their own right as corporate standard-issue with appropriate levels of IT support,” says Andrew Brown, director of...
Jun 27
Singapore soldiers to be issued iPads
New recruits to Singapore's military, air force and navy will be issued iPads soon, reports the "AFP" ( The defense ministry will issue "about 8,000" of the Apple tablets to recruits starting in November. The ministry said it was also planning to issue the devices to other servicemen next year. The cheapest iPad2 device currently retails in Singapore for Sg$668 ($538). Defense chief Neo Kian Hong told the "AFP" that adopting the iPad would allow the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) to take advantage of the technological abilities of the city-state's youth.
Jun 27
Apple changes app refund times in India
"The Economic Times of India" ( says that Apple changed its return policy on apps from minutes to seven days. The capital city's government found that Google and Apple had violated the law and on June 8 ordered them to alter their trading rules, according to the report. Apparently, Apple did, and Google didn't. So the Taipei city government has fined Google Tw$1,000,000 ($34,600) for refusing to grant customers a seven-day trial period when they download apps for their cell phones, reports "The Economic Times."
Jun 27
WWDC Interview: Appfluence
While in San Francisco, TUAW and MacTech Magazine teamed up to speak to developers at Apple's WWDC 2011 about the keynote and how Apple's new technologies will help them and their customers. In the weeks following the event, we'll bring you those videos on TUAW, MacTech and MacNews. If you aren't currently a reader of MacTech Magazine, check out the special WWDC free trial subscription offer for MacTech Magazine here. This video features Neil Ticktin (Editor-in-Chief, MacTech Magazine and MacNews) and Pablo Diaz-Gutierrez of Appfluence at WWDC. Pablo was kind enough to tell us about their thoughts on the announcements on WWDC, and how it will affect their plans moving forward.
Jun 27
Online petition says Final Cut Pro X isn't a 'pro...
Now there's an online petition stating that "Final Cut Pro X is not a professional application" ( The petition reads: "To:  Apple, Inc. "We, both the editors and affected filmmakers who rely on Final Cut Pro as a crucial business tool, do so in the same way Photoshop, Maya, Pro Tools, and other industry-standard applications are relied on by leading post-production environments. Many have invested hundreds of thousands (some even millions) of dollars in creating Final Cut Pro based companies. These are now threatened by a 'prosumer-grade' product upgrade of Final Cut Pro 7 titled 'Final Cut Pro X,' and will likely put several of these companies out of business. The costly process of migrating studio hardware and software is a major burden, especially on studios that have made recent upgrades to support Final Cut Pro. If many had known of the Final Cut Pro X release prior to investing in expensive hardware and software licenses, most, if not...
Jun 27
WWDC Interview: Clickable Bliss
While in San Francisco, TUAW and MacTech Magazine teamed up to speak to developers at Apple's WWDC 2011 about the keynote and how Apple's new technologies will help them and their customers. In the weeks following the event, we'll bring you those videos on TUAW, MacTech and MacNews. If you aren't currently a reader of MacTech Magazine, check out the special WWDC free trial subscription offer for MacTech Magazine here. This video features Victor Agreda, Jr. (Editor-in-Chief, The Unofficial Apple Weblog) and Michael Zornek of Clickable Bliss at WWDC. Michael was kind enough to tell us about their thoughts on the announcements on WWDC, and how it will affect their plans moving forward.
Jun 27
Focusbar released for Mac OS X
Macoscope has released Focusbar 1.0 ( for Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher. It's available for US$0.99 in the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. This small Mac app is designed to help you focus on one task at a time. You press Start Activity, type your task and press enter. Focusbar's window will show up on your screen from time to time, reminding you that it's time to work on what you have planned.
Jun 27
Sketcher is new photo styler for Mac OS X
Neatberry has announced Sketcher 1.0 for Mac OS X (10.6 and higher) and Windows. Sketcher is a cross-platform application that allows users to convert digital images into pencil, watercolor, pastel or oil painting works of art. Features include: various target artworks support; built-in textures library; a Texturize filter; and more Sketcher costs US$14.99. It's available from the Neatberry website ( A demo is also available for download.
Jun 27
Apple has almost 40% of Australian smartphone market share
Sales of iPhones soared 13% in the three months from December 2010, making Apple the lead mobile phone vendor in Australia accounting for almost a third of total sales in the first quarter of 2011, according to data from the IDC research group -- as reported by "ITWire" ( In the Australian smartphone market, Apple now holds close to 40% market share, up almost 10% since December 2010. Android, in second place, holds nearly 30% of the market, and Symbian has plunged to third with 22% of the smartphone market. IDC says Apple is likely to experience a dip in the third quarter as the market eases in preparation for an expected new iPhone model in quarter four. Meanwhile, the wide range of Android flagships that will launch in Q2 and Q3 should see strong growth, says IDC.
Jun 27
Analyst: iPhone 5 to start production in August
In a note to clients -- as reported by "AppleInsider" ( -- Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty says her talks with "unnamed individuals in Taiwan" indicate that Apple will begin production of the iPhone 5 in mid to late August. She added that, based on her intelligence, the new handset will launch and be available to consumers sometime near the end of the third calendar quarter of the year, which ends September. Lower priced iPhones and an Apple-branded TV may also be in the works, the analyst said. "We also believe Apple is in the early design stages for a TV, which could add $19 billion and $4.50 of annual revenue and EPS longer-term," Huberty told clients. In March, the analyst reported that checks in Asia suggested Apple was working on a "Smart TV prototype."
Jun 27
FileMaker to showcase solutions at ISTE conference
FileMaker Inc. ( will showcase a variety of desktop and mobile database solutions for educators, administrators and students (booth # 852) at this year’s International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference and exposition June 27-29 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA. Activities in the FileMaker booth include: ° Live demos for the first time at ISTE of the new FileMaker Go for iPhone and iPad, FileMaker’s database apps for iOS from FileMaker. Educators can use FileMaker Go to verify student class schedules in the hallway, evaluate teachers in the classroom, track computer equipment used within a school district, and more. ° The new FileMaker Go 1.2 apps for iPhone and iPad. ° FileMaker Pro 11 demonstrations, including charting and reporting features to assist teachers, IT coordinators, and administrators with managing student information, monitoring school operation and meeting state and federal reporting requirements. °...
Jun 27
N.O.V.A. 2 Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance launches on the Mac App...
Gameloft has launched N.O.V.A. 2 Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance ( on the Mac App Store. It requires Mac OS X 10.6 and costs $9.99.   Here's how the game is described: "Six years have passed since the events depicted in the first episode. Humanity is now thrown into a bloody civil war fought on one side by the central government of the Terran Orbitals and the self-appointed Human-Alien Alliance; a new organization with a mysterious origin and agenda. Kal Wardin left active service in N.O.V.A. years ago and now lives among the colonists of the desert planet Scorpius. But war never spares even the most peaceful places."

 N.O.V.A. 2 Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance offers 13 chapters, over a dozen weapons and three special powers (Freeze, Slow Time and Disc. You can have 1-10 players online or locally. The game has five modes (Free for All, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Freeze Tag, and InstaGib).
Jun 27
CursorFinder available at the Mac App Store
Nanotalons has released CursorFinder (, an utility that removes the hassle of locating your cursor. It requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later, costs US$0.99 and is available exclusively at the Mac App Store in the Utilities category. "Everyone's witnessed that career-making presentation that was derailed by a mouse cursor," says Henry Borja, Founder of Nantalons. "It's embarrassing watching someone stumble around during their demonstration trying to find their cursor. Our app addresses that very issue." 
CursorFinder offers programmable keystrokes, multi-monitor support and a menu bar icon can be disabled for discrete usage.
Jun 27
Silverstack provides new feature for metadata transfer to Media...
Pomfort, a software provider for digital film production workflows, has extended its Silverstack SET with new features for metadata transfer from the film set to Avid Media Composer. Silverstack SET is software for media management, quality check and back-up on the film set; it's tailored to the needs of digital film production workflows. The new transfer feature of Silverstack SET enables users to enrich their standard editorial workflow with information from the film set. Silverstack SET's clip library automatically collects all descriptive and technical metadata from movie files during offloading and quality check. This information can now be transferred from the clip library to the Media Composer via AVID Log Exchange (ALE) files. A 14-day trial version is available as a free download on the Pomfort website ( Pricing ranges from US$265 to $650 depending on your film production hardware. Silverstack SET requires an Intel Mac with Mac OS X 10.6 or higher.
Jun 27
FoneSync for Android released for Mac OS X
Nova media has released FoneSync for Android, a utility to synchronize Address Book contacts, iCal calendars, iTunes playlists and iPhoto albums between Android smartphones, Android tablets and Mac OS X. "FoneSync does not need any cloud service, and it does not suffer from annual fees. It works fast and locally via USB and keeps the data private," says Jan Fuelleman of nova media. "FoneSync for Android is distributed through the Android Market and additional Android App Shops. The purchase of the app includes the Macintosh software, which is then installed from the Android device onto the Mac." FoneSync for Android is available for smartphones and tablets from Google Nexus, Motorola, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. It requires Android OS 2.2 or higher and Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. Support for additional manufacturers will be available soon. FoneSync for Android is available for approximately US$14 in the Android Market (
Jun 27
Back to the Future: The Game comes to the Mac
Telltale Game's Back to the Future: The Game is now available as a digital download title from the Macgamestore ( It costs US$19.95 and requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later. Here's how the game is described: "The Future is Back and this time it's playable! Get all five episodes for one price. Marty McFly and Doc Brown return in a completely new Back to the Future adventure. Six months after the events of the third film, the DeLorean Time Machine mysteriously returns to Hill Valley -- driverless! Marty must go back in time and get aid from a resistant teenage Emmett Brown, or else the space time continuum will forever be unraveled!"
Jun 27
Media Converter available at the Mac App Store
iFunia has announced Media Converter 3.0 for Mac, an update to the company's conversion software. It requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later and is available at the Mac App Store. iFunia Media Converter is also on sale with a limited time price reduction from US$48.99 to $24.99 for a limited time. This special offer only available through the Mac App Store. You can download a free trial version of the application from iFunia online ( Media Converter is an all-in-one solution for Mac users to convert video and audio, and rip DVDs. Mac users can convert videos/audios between various formats and rip DVD movies to video and audio formats for use on an iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, iMovie, FCP and more.
Jun 27
Valentina 4.9 adds Query Statistics Profiling, more
Paradigma Software has released Valentina 4.9, an update of the cross platform columnar database system. The upgrade includes several new features and improvements, including Query Statistics Profiling and Client Caching of Server-Side Cursors. Query Statistics Profiling allows database administrators to diagnose performance bottlenecks in queries. Client Caching of Server-Side Cursors allows any Valentina Client to cache data from server-side cursors. Valentina DB 4.9 incorporates improvements for XML exports, SQL dump import and exports, highly efficient macros for C++ developers, 64 bit signed .NET development, and compatibility with REAL Software's REAL Studio Web Edition. It also includes improvements in layouts, including expressions within the HTML control, aspect control of embedded and field pictures. Valentina Studio is Paradigma Software’s visual database development tool for database design, administration and visual report building -- both for local databases as well as...
Jun 25
WWDC Interview: Kitty Code
While in San Francisco, TUAW and MacTech Magazine teamed up to speak to developers at Apple's WWDC 2011 about the keynote and how Apple's new technologies will help them and their customers. In the weeks following the event, we'll bring you those videos on TUAW, MacTech and MacNews. If you aren't currently a reader of MacTech Magazine, check out the special WWDC free trial subscription offer for MacTech Magazine here. This video features Neil Ticktin (Editor-in-Chief, MacTech Magazine and MacNews) and Ilene Jones of Kitty Code, LLC at WWDC. Ilene was kind enough to tell us about their thoughts on the announcements on WWDC, and how it will affect their plans moving forward.
Jun 24
WWDC Interview: iPhorex
While in San Francisco, TUAW and MacTech Magazine teamed up to speak to developers at Apple's WWDC 2011 about the keynote and how Apple's new technologies will help them and their customers. In the weeks following the event, we'll bring you those videos on TUAW, MacTech and MacNews. If you aren't currently a reader of MacTech Magazine, check out the special WWDC free trial subscription offer for MacTech Magazine here. This video features Neil Ticktin (Editor-in-Chief, MacTech Magazine and MacNews) and Christopher Gnanakone of iPhorex, LLC at WWDC. Christopher was kind enough to tell us about their thoughts on the announcements on WWDC, and how it will affect their plans moving forward.
Jun 24
WWDC Interview: MacPaw
While in San Francisco, TUAW and MacTech Magazine teamed up to speak to developers at Apple's WWDC 2011 about the keynote and how Apple's new technologies will help them and their customers. In the weeks following the event, we'll bring you those videos on TUAW, MacTech and MacNews. If you aren't currently a reader of MacTech Magazine, check out the special WWDC free trial subscription offer for MacTech Magazine here. This video features Neil Ticktin (Editor-in-Chief, MacTech Magazine and MacNews) and Oleksandr Kosovan of MacPaw at WWDC. Oleksandr was kind enough to tell us about their thoughts on the announcements on WWDC, and how it will affect their plans moving forward.
Jun 24
MobileMe to shut down June 30 2012
Say goodbye to iWeb publishing, the MobileMe Gallery, and iDisk, according to a new Apple web site ( of "frequently asked questions about the MobileMe transition and iCloud. "The core services provided by MobileMe have been rewritten to work seamlessly with iCloud," says Apple. "MobileMe will no longer be available as a paid sync service. If you had an active MobileMe account as of June 6, 2011, your service has been extended through June 30, 2012, at no additional charge. After that date, the MobileMe service will no longer be available." MobileMe services coming to iCloud are Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Bookmarks, Find My iPhone, and Back to My Mac. In addition, the following new services will be available in iCloud: iTunes in the Cloud, Photo Stream, Documents in the Cloud automatic downloads and purchase history for apps and books, and backup and restore Note that if you have an active MobileMe account when you sign up for iCloud, you’ll...
Jun 24
Apple expected to ship eight million MacBook Airs in third...
Makers in the upstream supply chain for Apple laptop products will run in full gear starting July preparing for new MacBook Air models expected to arrive next month, reports "DigiTimes" (, quoting sources in the supply chain. The new Airs are expected to ship when OS X Lion begins to prowl and include Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt technology. Apple is expected to take deliveries of over eight million MacBook Airs in the third quarter, nearly doubling from the previous quarter, says "DigiTimes." The publication's sources have also raised the projected shipments of MacBook laptops for 2011 to 15 million units, compared to 13 million forecast previously.
Jun 24
Apple sues Samsung in South Korea
Apple has filed a patent lawsuit against Samsung in South Korea, reports "Bloomberg" ( The lawsuit was filed with the Seoul Central District Court on June 22 and is the latest volley in the legal war between the two companies. When contacted by "Bloomberg," Steve Park, a Seoul-based spokesman for Apple, referred to the company’s earlier statements. The company said on April 18 that Samsung “blatantly” copied its technologies and designs. On June 17, Apple amended and expanded its complaint against Samsung, asserting more patents and other intellectual property rights than before against an extended list of allegedly infringing product. In April Samsung filed patent lawsuits against Apple over the U.S. firm's iPhone and iPad after Apple claimed Samsung's smartphones and tablets "slavishly" copied its products. This followed an Apple lawsuit filed on April 15 in the U.S. that claimed Samsung's mobile phones and Galaxy Tab "slavishly" copied the iPhone and iPad....
Jun 24
Gartner: major marketing vendors increasingly eyeing the iPad
By 2016, 50% of all major marketing automation vendors will develop applications specifically for Apple's iPad, according to Gartner ( As more consumers purchase and use media tablets, such as the iPad, they are becoming increasingly prevalent in the workplace and enterprise vendors are responding accordingly, says the research group. "The initial use of iPads and tablets by marketers will be the extension of existing marketing applications, such as campaign management and marketing resource management (MRM) functionality, to be supported by the device, either disconnected or connected to the network and home-based application," says Kimberly Collins, managing vice president at Gartner. "By 2014, 65% of major marketing automation vendors will extend 25 percent of their functionality to the iPad. MRM vendors will lead this charge with adaption of functionality for reviews and approvals. Marketing fulfillment vendors are likely to enable access to content via...
Jun 24
iAd Producer update improves handling of TrueType fonts
Apple has updated iAd Producer ( to version 1.2. Among other things, it improves the handling of TrueType fonts. Ad Producer automatically manages the HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript behind your iAd. For advanced developers, iAd Producer offers sophisticated JavaScript editing and debugging, along with a powerful extension mechanism that enables them to create and re-use their own page templates and components iAd Producer is available for download on Apple’s developer web site. It requires Mac OS X 10.6.5, Safari 5 and iOS SDK 4.0. iAds combine the emotion of TV advertising with the interactivity of Internet advertising, according to Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Apple has iAd commitments for 2010 totaling over US$60 million, which represents almost 50 percent of the total forecasted US mobile ad spending for the second half of 2010, says Jobs.

He adds that iAd, which is built into iOS 4, allows users to stay within their app while engaging with the...
Jun 24
Apple releases Security Update 2011-004 for Leopard
Apple has released Security Update 2011-004 for Mac OS X 10.5 ("Leopard"). It improves protection against the Mac Defender trojan horse and other potential security issues. Security Update 2011-004 is available for Leopard and Leopard Server. You can obtain it via the Software Updates component of the Mac OS X Systems Preferences app.
Jun 24
Active Storage delivers higher density ActiveRAID systems
Active Storage (, which specializes in high-performance storage solutions for media and creative professionals, has released higher-density versions of ActiveRAID, its RAID storage solution. The new systems offer 48TB of storage capacity in three rack-units (3RU) and deliver higher throughput in post and broadcast production SAN environments with the same ease of deployment and management for which ActiveRAID is known, says Mark Lonsdale, senior vice president of Engineering of Active Storage. The new systems are available in both self-contained high-availability Active/Active RAID configurations and add-on expansion systems. Systems are compatible with all modern operating and file systems and highly optimized for use in Apple Xsan and StorNext SAN configurations. 48TB configurations are available immediately from Active Storage resellers worldwide in US$25,999 and $23,999 configurations.
Jun 24
Reason Disco School boogies from Propellerhead
Propellerhead Software has released Disco School ReFill (US$99) for Reason, the company’s computer based award-winning music production system. The Reason Disco School ReFill ( library explores the classic sounds that came out of three of disco’s biggest capitals: New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. It offers six songs in three different keys, from simple two-chord progressions to more complex themes.   All sounds of Reason Disco School are sourced from the complete songs; each composed, arranged and produced for Reason Disco School. The musical elements -- bass, drums, guitars, strings, keyboards, percussion and horns -- are provided in Propellerhead’s tempo-independent REX format, and easily fit into any modern club track or old-school hip hop production, or as a starting point for song creation.   Included in the ReFill iso a collection of multi-sampled drums for use with Reason’s NN-XT sampler and Combinator device. Additionally, for club music, Disco...
Jun 24
Transposer adapts 2.5-inch SATA SSD to a 3.5-inch drive tray
Sonnet Technologies has introduced its US$39.95 Transposer ( universal 2.5-inch SSD to 3.5-inch drive tray adapter. It secures the smaller SSD drive to its heat-sinking aluminum frame, and the assembly is installed into any 3.5-inch drive tray. With a 2.5-inch SSD attached, the Transposer adapter mimics the geometry of a 3.5-inch drive and mounts to trays that bottom-mount or side-mount 3.5-inch drives. The Transposer adapter's SATA connector is positioned to plug into a backplane as the tray is inserted.  Transposer is compatible with 3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s SATA (or single connection SAS) SSDs and hard disk drives. The Sonnet adapter supports 7mm to 15mm 2.5-inch drives. Standard position mounting holes on the bottom and side of Transposer give it the flexibility to be used anywhere a 3.5-inch drive is normally used, including computer drive bays and side- or bottom-mount trays for drive enclosures, says Sonnet CEO Robert Farnsworth. Transposer's specially...
Jun 24
Speck releases CandyShell Wrap for the iPad 2
Speck ( has redesigned its CandyShell Wrap case for the iPad 2. It’s slimmer, lighter and has an integrated detachable cover. The US$32.47 CandyShell Wrap has a shiny, black hard shell exterior and a shock-resistant rubberized interior that work together to protect the Apple tablet from the inside out. The front cover folds back to become a viewing stand, and the case has a flip-back panel for use in a dock or with a keyboard.
Jun 24
Final Cut Pro X training coming to New York
Manhattan Edit Workshop (Mewshop), a digital training destination, has announced what it says is New York's first hands-on training course for the new Final Cut Pro X – "Hands-on With FCP X." You can register at . Mewshop trainer Ari Feldman will present students with a two-day training course in Apple's revamped editing suite. On July 9 and 10, participants will receive guidance on the inner workings of Final Cut Pro X.  "Hands-on With FCP X" is set to take place on Saturday, July 9, and Sunday, July 10, 2011 from 10 am to 5 pm (Eastern) at Manhattan Edit Workshop, 80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1501, New York City. Early bird pricing is available now through June 30 for US$299. Standard registration, from July 1 – July 7, is $499. As an additional offer, students who bring their own laptops with FCP X installed will have the opportunity to take Mewshop's training media home with them after class.

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