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Sep 19
MacTech InDepth is new seminar series
On the heels of the success of MacTech Conference for IT Pros and Developers, and MacTech Boot Camps held all around the United States, MacTech has announced a new (third) type of event: MacTech InDepth -- a series of one day seminars each focusing on a single topic.  MacTech InDepth is a single-track, hotel-based seminar that is specifically geared to serve the needs of IT pros, consultants and techs looking for a deep dive on a single topic. The first MacTech InDepth will focus on Mobile Device Management, and will be in the City of San Francisco on Wednesday, Dec. 7. "MacTech Conference 2010 was an enormous success delivering amazing content and a quality conference to IT Pros and developers in the large organization, enterprise, and ISV markets," says aid Neil Ticktin, editor-in-chief/publisher, "MacTech Magazine." "MacTech Boot Camp events have been a terrific success in helping consultants grow their company and support small business. What's been really clear from the...
Sep 19
Bose rolls out SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker
Bose has introduced the SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker, a portable speaker that connects wirelessly to any Bluetooth enabled device. Now, the music from a smartphone or tablet can be streamed at the touch of a button and played out loud anywhere "People want to listen to their music everywhere, and millions of consumers already own Bluetooth enabled devices like the iPhone, iPad and Android phones that can store thousands of songs," says John Roselli, director of Bose Product Marketing. "But there hasn’t been a way to experience that content like the SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker. With no wires or docking needed, its magic becomes evident the first time you hold it, and the first time you hear it." He adds that Bose engineers developed inventions to do something that hadn’t been done to date: reproduce full-range audio from a single, hand-held enclosure. The SoundLink combines four low-profile neodymium transducers for clear high- and mid-frequencies, with new dual-opposing...
Sep 19
MokaFive opens a Window for Macs in the Enterprise
MokaFive (, a company known for its virtualization- and desktop-management software, says its product suite is the ideal solution for companies that have standardized on a Windows operating system, but also want to meet the demand of a growing -- and increasingly vocal -- Mac constituency.   Third-quarter 2011 reports showed that Mac sales growth exceeded that of PC sales by more than 400%, according to industry-analyst firm Gartner Group (, who reported in July that PC sales growth was a dismal 3.8% over 2010 -- a much smaller number than projected. The trend indicates that while other manufacturers’ sales seem to be suffering from a sluggish economy, the demand for Macs is unwavering. The brand appears to have become especially popular with mobile executives, whose requests are sure to hold sway with the IT departments assigned to them.   MokaFive Suite virtualizes the Windows operating system, abstracting it from the computer...
Sep 19
Texpad is a new LaTeX editor for Mac OS X
Texpad is a new LaTeX editor designed for straightforward navigation of projects of any size. It's compatible with Mac OS X 10.6, costs US$13.99, and is available at the Mac App Store. A demo is available at . When Texpad opens a document it scans through it, looking for LaTeX structure commands and any included files. Then it presents you with an outline view with which you can navigate the entire project. Texpad replaces LaTeX's obscure console output with a table of typesetting errors. Clicking on these errors will direct you to the offending line in the LaTeX source.
Sep 19
NewerTech introduces Pad Protector 2 Leather Folio for the iPad...
Newer Technology ( has announced The Pad Protector 2, a lightweight leather folio/carrying case for the iPad 2. Available in choice of rich red, black or cognac top grain leather, it's designed to keep the Apple tablet protected and looking like new while providing typing/viewing comfort and complete access to all ports and controls. Available now, The Pad Protector 2 has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of US$39.95. It features a leather cover that discreetly fastens with slimline magnets that wake the user's iPad 2 up when the cover is opened and put it to sleep when it is closed.  The design includes front and rear camera cutouts for unobstructed images. In addition to supporting vertical and horizontal viewing, the cover also functions like a "kickstand," providing both comfort and stability when typing. Inside, the soft suede lining provides a scratch-free environment for an iPad 2. A side loading, full-framed holder keeps the iPad 2 in place...
Sep 19
iHome ships iDM15 Bluetooth speakers
iHome ( is shipping the US$99.99 iDM15 Bluetooth speakers, rechargeable speakers with Bluetooth capability. They're designed for the iPad, iPhone, iPod or any Bluetooth-enabled device. The iDM15 plays audio from an iOS device, computer, handheld game systems and other audio devices. You can wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled device. The iDM15 sports a speakerphone with built-in mic and answer/end buttons to take calls using the iPhone or other Bluetooth-enable cell phones. There's a built-in internal rechargeable lithium ion battery. The travel case transforms into a t stand for the iPad, iPhone or iPod.
Sep 19
Dragon Age II: Mark of the Assassin coming next month
Bioware has announced the upcoming release of new story based DLC for its fantasy RPG sequel, Dragon Age II: Mark of the Assassin. It will be available in October for US$9.99 and will require Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher. Here's how the game is described: "Hawke meets a mysterious female Elvin assassin named Tallis, voiced by the talented Felicia Day, and joins her to steal an ancient relic from an Orlesian Baron in his well-guarded estate. A cross between Varric and Isabela, Tallis is a rogue who introduces a new fighting style to add more variety in combat. Get up close and personal with her deadly skills or stand back and pick off enemies with her ranged combat abilities. "Mark of the Assassin features new items, new enemies and monsters and new environments as well as giving players the opportunity to experience a new, tactical way to play with the return of Stealth gameplay. Plus, along with the new environments and monsters, you will learn more about the Orlesians and Qunari."
Sep 19
Red Alert 3 comes to the Macgamestore
Electronic Arts and Transgaming's Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 is now available for Mac OS X at the Macgamestore ( Here's how the game is described: "After years of conflict, the Allies are finally on the brink of victory. Cowering behind the walls of the Kremlin, the Soviets decide to turn to one last act of desperation - the use of an experimental time travel device. The mission: to go back in time to eliminate Albert Einstein before he creates the technologies that will lead the Allies to ultimate victory. After a successful mission, the Soviets return to the present, discovering the Allied position has weakened. But before they can truly celebrate, they find out their actions have spawned a new threat and global superpower, the mysterious, technologically advanced, Empire of the Rising Sun. Welcome to World War III. "In Red Alert 3, all three factions will have their own hand-crafted story-driven campaigns, with co-operative missions designed...
Sep 19
Monotype Imaging adds 10 collections, over 900 web fonts
Monotype Imaging Holdings has expanded Web Fonts ( with the addition of over 900 fonts, including collections from 10 typeface foundries new to the site and new designs from the company's Monotype, Linotype and ITC libraries. More than 12,000 Web fonts are now available from Monotype Imaging's Web font service. Chris Roberts, vice president and general manager of e-commerce at Monotype Imaging, says the Calligraphics collection from Paul Veres features the Gargoyle family, an informal, friendly typeface. MyChristie from Christie Podioti brings the Noisetoy font, an experimental, art deco design. PeGGO Fonts, the foundry of Pedro González, features the Legan typeface, a Trajan-inspired design, and the PintassilgoPrints foundry, with the works of Ricardo Marcin and Erica Jung, offers handwriting fonts including the condensed, casual Amarelinha design. The Sardiez foundry from Sergio Ramírez brings the futuristic Systopie family, and Suomi, the...
Sep 19
Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite gets 10 new filters, more
The Tiffen Company ( has released version three of the Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite. The video and still image editing effects suite has been enhanced with multi-processor acceleration for faster interaction and rendering of images, 10-plus new filters for optical effects, updated host support, interface improvements, and more. Simulating over 2,000 Tiffen glass filters, specialized lenses, optical lab processes, film grain, exacting color correction, plus natural light and photographic effects, the Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite is a set of digital optical filters for professional photographers, top motion picture filmmakers, video editors, and visual effects artists. Tiffen has made it possible for one Tiffen Dfx v3 photo plug-in license to run in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements(, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and Apple Aperture if installed on the same machine. Similarly, one Tiffen Dfx v3 video/film plug-in license will allow it to run in...
Sep 19
NetUse Traffic gets monthly usage estimates, more
DewDrop Studios ( has updated NetUse Traffic for Mac OS X (10.6.6 and higher) to version 1.2.2. The upgrade sports monthly usage estimates, notifications system, realtime usage stats in status menu and more. NetUse provides a way to monitor your network traffic on the Mac. Utilizing the SNMP feature of any modern Internet router or gateway, the software monitors and collects real-time Internet usage statistics for all the computers in your home or office that share an Internet connection. If you have a traffic cap on your Internet usage, NetUse will help to make sure you don't exceed your limits, says Andrei Grichine, founder of DewDrop Studios. Set your billing date and a monthly traffic allowance and NetUse will accurately show how much bandwidth you consume, he adds. NetUse costs US$7.99 and is available at the Mac App Store in the Utilities category.
Sep 19
Token for Mac OS X updated to version 1.1
Dale Gillard has updated Token (, a menu bar app that interacts with iWork '09, to version 1.1. It's a maintenance update. Recent iWork documents and templates open directly from Token in the Mac menu bar. Token automatically saves your iWork documents every 10 minutes. Token 1.1 is US$2.99 and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. It requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher.
Sep 16
Thunderbolt display capabilities .. and a late 2011 iMac?
A new Apple support document ( talks about connection options for Thunderbolt Macs -- and mentions a "late 2011" iMac. Thunderbolt is a new high-speed computer connection technology that brings together high-speed data transfer and high-definition (HD) display on to a single cable. 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. This Intel-developed technology is coming to market through a technical collaboration with Apple. The new Thunderbolt Display is available through the Apple Store (, Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $999 (US). The Apple Thunderbolt Display requires a Mac with a Thunderbolt I/O port. Here's what you can expect when you try to connect one or more Thunderbolt displays to a Thunderbolt capable Mac: ° Connecting a second Apple Thunderbolt...
Sep 16
Analyst: Apple in no rush to release iPad 3
In a note to clients -- as reported by "Bloomberg" ( -- JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz says Apple is in no rush to release the iPad 3. While "there are prototypes in the supply chain related to the next-generation device,” it will likely not be available until 2012, he said. “That timing appears reasonable, given the rigid refresh cycles that Apple applies to all of its product lines. IPad 2 just lauched this past spring," notes Moskowitz.
Sep 16
ITC to review ruling on HTC's infringement of Apple patents
The U.S. International Trade Commission will review a ruling that declared that HTC had infringed two Apple patents, a decision that could possibly lead to the banning of HTC’s Android smartphones in the US, according to "Bloomberg." Posting to the ITC website, the commission filed a “Notice of commission determination to review in part a final initial determination find a violation of Section 337″, a ruling that has the potential to ban both the import and sales of products deemed to be infringing intellectual property of another entity (in this case Apple). Apple had previously won a lawsuit against HTC, which was found to have infringed two of the company’s patents covering data transmission and the identification of phone numbers, technologies that are utilised by Google’s Android operating system on HTC’s smartphones. The ITC will now review four patents, two that HTC had previously been found to infringe, and two additional patents that cover the programming of HTC’s operating...
Sep 16
NewerTech introduces Pad Protector 2 Leather Folio for the iPad...
Newer Technology ( has announced The Pad Protector 2, a lightweight leather folio/carrying case for the iPad 2. Available in choice of rich red, black or cognac top grain leather, it's designed to keep the Apple tablet protected and looking like new while providing typing/viewing comfort and complete access to all ports and controls. Available now, The Pad Protector 2 has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of US$39.95. It features a leather cover that discreetly fastens with slimline magnets that wake the user's iPad 2 up when the cover is opened and put it to sleep when it is closed.  The design includes front and rear camera cutouts for unobstructed images. In addition to supporting vertical and horizontal viewing, the cover also functions like a "kickstand," providing both comfort and stability when typing. Inside, the soft suede lining provides a scratch-free environment for an iPad 2. A side loading, full-framed holder keeps the iPad 2 in place...
Sep 16
iCloud petition wants to save the favorite features from...
To convince Apple to save the most popular features from MobileMe, Command Guru has launched the iCloud Petition ( Anyone can check the services they would like to see integrated within iCloud and contribute to construct enough feedback to Apple. According to recently published Apple guidelines, the shift from MobileMe to iCloud will kill a few synchronizing goodies like keychain, System Preferences and Mail. Other services, like the Photo Gallery, iDisk space and iWeb publishing functions, will be terminated as well, and the users will have to find alternative solutions within June 30, 2012. When asked to save some MobileMe features, CEO Tim Cook said that "Apple is open to it if there is enough feedback on the subject." With the iCloud Petition, anyone can check the services they would like to see integrated within iCloud. To adhere to the iCloud Petition connect to the initiative web page and check your favorite MobileMe features. The...
Sep 16
OWC announces 6Gb/s Solid-State for the MacBook Air
Other World Computing (OWC) has announced what it says is the industry's first 6G SSD upgrade for the 2011 MacBook Air models. For more info go to . The new OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G SSDs combine SandForce technologies and Tier 1/Grade A Toggle Synchronous NAND to deliver data rates that are purportedly more than 3x faster and capacities that are up to 4x greater than factory available SSD options. They're available in two sizes: 120GB and 240GB at manufacturer's suggested retail prices of US$349.99 and $599.99, respectively. 3G speed models from OWC are also available in capacities of up to 480GB.
Sep 16
DAZ 3D ships DAZ Studio 4 Advanced and Pro versions

DAZ 3D has released both DAZ Studio 4 Advanced and Pro -- the latest versions of its character creation, art and animation tool. DAZ Studio 4 boasts a new 3D figure platform that enables the Genesis series of figures from DAZ 3D. This new 3D figure platform allows artists to create a variety of custom characters with high detail from one common base model. The foundation for the Genesis series of figures is comprised of DAZ 3D's patent pending TriAx weight map system and a new open file format. Other DAZ Studio 4 Advanced features include: ° Auto-Fit, which provides a way to automatically fit clothing originally made specifically for your favorite fourth generation DAZ 3D figures to the new fifth generation Genesis figures. ° Progressive Rendering, which allows you to see a draft image followed by a series of better images on subsequent passes. ° A Multi-Layered Image Editor that allows you to create image layers that you can then add to underlying surface textures to create things...
Sep 16
Batman: Arkham Asylum coming to the Mac next month
Feral Interactive says the action adventure Batman: Arkham Asylum will be released for the Mac on Thursday, Oct. 13. Developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment with DC Entertainment for game consoles and the PC, Batman: Arkham Asylum features an original story by Paul Dini, Batman writer and five-time Emmy Award-winner. In the game, Batman finds himself trapped inside the confines of Gotham’s psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane, Arkham Asylum. The Joker has set a trap for The Dark Knight and has conspired with the deranged inmates to destroy Gotham. Gamers will move in the shadows, instigate fear amongst their enemies and confront The Joker and Gotham City’s most notorious villains including Harley Quinn, Bane, Killer Croc, Poison Ivy and Scarecrow, who have taken over the asylum. Batman: Arkham Asylum for the Mac will retail in North America for US$39.99. It will also be available online for direct download from a variety of...
Sep 16
New Take Control book explains Spotlight
In the new ebook from TidBITS Publishing, "Take Control of Spotlight for Finding Anything on Your Mac," Mac expert Sharon Zardetto has created a resource that explains how to use the Mac's built-in Spotlight search engine to find files, folders, contacts, appointments, songs, and more. Zardetto explores the hidden depths of Spotlight searching. In the process, she reveals beginner and power user techniques, including the secret grammar behind Spotlight searches so that readers can search directly using Spotlight's internal query language. The 158-page ebook is now available for US$15 at .
Sep 16
Kensington releases new products for smartphones, tablets
Kensington Computer Products Group ( has announced a variety of new products, including the AbsolutePower, BungeeAir and SecureBack. The US$119.99 AbsolutePower is a laptop, phone and tablet charger. It offers 100W of power and is compatible with smartphones like the iPhone, BlackBerry Torch, Sony Experia, and more, as well as the iPad and iPad 2, BlackBerry Playbook and Samsung Galaxy tablets. AbsolutePower charges up to three devices at the same time. Sitting on a desk, AbsolutePower only takes up 12% more space than an iPhone that it charges. The BungeeAir -- with pricing starting at US$79.99 -- is a wireless security tether and case for the iPhone. It combines software and hardware to physically and digitally secure an Apple smaratphone. BungeeAir is a wireless tether comprised of a downloadable software application and a small remote fob, which can be attached to a key chain or carried in a pocket. The two components maintain an active wireless...
Sep 16
Shaderlight gets animated in version 2
ArtVPS has launched Shaderlight 2 (, a new version of the software that brings interactive rendering to Google SketchUp. Now Shaderlight Pro users can render animations directly from SketchUp, developing their 3d concepts into animated photorealistic presentations. There's also a new feature called Replace Me, which purportedly enables users to render detailed models without the associated slow down when using large amounts of geometry. ArtVPS has linked with DynaScape, a provider of software for landscape design professionals, to offer a selection of detailed models for this new feature. The animation tool will appear as a new button on the Shaderlight toolbar and access an interface that enables users to render SketchUp scene transitions as a sequence of photorealistic images for animation. Shaderlight 2 supports the camera positions, object and layer visibility in SketchUp scenes. It will also render animations created using the SUanimate and Keyframe...
Sep 16
Ooma announces new wireless offerings
Ooma (, a provider of free home phone service, has announced new wireless offerings. The new Ooma Telo Air wireless adapter, the Ooma Telo can now be placed anywhere in the home within range of a Wi-Fi network. The company also announced that it is extending the availability of its Ooma Bluetooth service to all Ooma Telo subscribers to broaden the integration of mobile phones and Ooma home phone systems. Ooma Bluetooth service was previously only available to Ooma Premier service subscribers. Ooma’s first-to-market support for home Wi-Fi VoIP connectivity is made possible by Ooma’s PureVoice HD technology with voice compression and adaptive redundancy to overcome any signal degradation within the wireless network. More information on Ooma PureVoice HD technology is available at . By using the new wireless adapter to untether the Ooma Telo from the modem or router, customers have more convenient access to their cordless...
Sep 16
Cookie Stumbler for Mac OS X baked to version 1.2.4
WriteIt! Studios has updated Cookie Stumbler (, an application to keep your Mac's privacy safe, to version 1.3. The upgrade adds the possibility to synchronize all configuration data and the definitions with Write!It! Studios' ew app Cookie Stumbler Mobile for the iPad so that users can customize their configuration once and enjoy ad-free web browsing on their Mac and iPad. Cookie Stumbler includes tools to detect ad/tracking cookies. It features schedules, on-click filter and automator actions to make the process customizable. The app requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher. With Cookie Stumbler you can scan and track cookies, then remove them with a single click. It supports Google Chrome, Firefox, OmniWeb, Chromium, Safari and Flash cookies, Cookie Stumbler comes with a one-year subscription to WriteIt's update service, which includes software and definition updates. Subscription extensions are available for $10 for one year and $17 for two years for both,...
Sep 16
Sumitomo starts sample shipments of Thunderbold cables
Sumitomo Electric Industries ( has commenced sample shipments of Thunderbolt electrical cables. These cables are scheduled to be marketed in October of this year. Thunderbolt is a new high-speed computer connection technology developed by Intel -- in cooperation with Apple -- that provides for data rates of 10Gbps and supports both PCI Express and DisplayPort with its dual-protocol solution. This technology is utilized in Thunderbolt cables that contain high-speed signal processing circuits in their connectors. Sumitomo has commenced sample shipments of the Thunderbolt electrical cables. These cables are scheduled to be used for a demonstration at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) to be held through Sept. 16.
Sep 16
Skype for Mac Beta 4.5 offers Facebook integration
Skype is launching Skype for Mac 5.4 Beta. The launch introduces the same Facebook integration found in Skype 5.5 for Windows. We are excited to finally deliver Facebook integration to our Mac users.   You'll now be able to IM and connect with your Facebook friends without leaving Skype. You'll also be able to read and update your News Feed, as well as comment and "Like" your Facebook friends’ posts -- all within Skype for Mac. To connect to Facebook, simply sign into Skype, click on the Connect to Facebook tab and enter your Facebook sign in details. To download the beta, go to .
Sep 15
Back-to-school Mac sales outgrew Windows PCs sales
Back-to-school Mac sales outgrew Windows PCs this year, even though Apple didn't offer a free iPod touch and discontinued its education-focused white MacBook, says "AppleInsider." In talking about the back-to-school buying season, Stephen Baker, vice president of industry analysis with NPD Group, told "AppleInsider"that Apple's year-over-year growth seen this summer was aided by weak comparisons from sales in 2010. "Apple grew much faster than the Windows notebook market did," he said. Baker said there's no evidence that this year's lesser back-to-school promotion, in which students and faculty receive an US$100 App Store gift card with the purchase of a new Mac, hampered sales. In years past, education buyers were given a free 8GB iPod touch. Read more at .
Sep 15
China Mobile, Apple working on TD-LTE iPhone
China Mobile, the world's largest mobile phone company in terms of users, will work with Apple on an alliance that may lead to an iPhone for the company’s fourth-generation TD-LTE network, reports "Bloomberg." “China Mobile and Apple hope to find a solution for close collaboration” on the TD-LTE network and compatible products, China Mobile Chairman Wang Jianzhou said in an interview. “We discussed this issue with Apple. We hope Apple will produce a new iPhone with TD-LTE. We have already got a positive answer from Apple.” China Mobile’s homegrown third-generation TD-SCDMA network technology isn’t compatible with current iPhones. Still, China Mobile attracted 8.5 million iPhone users to its second-gen network, Wang said. Those users either accept slower Internet connections on the 2G network, or access the Web over the company’s Wi-Fi network, notes "Bloomberg." The carrier got regulatory approval in December for limited trials of the TD-LTE network, which the company has said it...
Sep 15
Apple number two globally when it comes to brand value
The Apple logo is now worth US$39.3 billion, according to a new report by Brand Finance, a London-based consulting company. Microsoft is down 9% to $39 billion. Google is up 9% to nearly $48.3 billion. But Apple waaaaay up -- 33% -- to overtake, for the first time, Microsoft, IBM, Wal-Mart and General Electric. Google tops the brand value list. "Apple’s success can be attributed to its innovative design, loyal consumer base and well-executed marketing activities," says Brand Finance. "Naturally there is speculation about how the brand will be impacted by Steve Jobs recent resignation. However with a culture of innovation across the whole business, the brand is likely to continue to hold a strong position in the market." 
Read more at .
Sep 15
'Taming Lion' ebook unleashed
"Taming Lion: a handbook for OS X 10.7" is a new guidebook to the latest and greatest operating system for the Mac. Available in ebook form only from Scrolldown Books, it offers over 300 pages of information, tips and tricks on using Mac OS X 10.7 ("Lion"). "Taming Lion" is filled with dozens of eye-popping graphics, as well. Chapters cover an introduction to Lion, the Finder, gestures & animations, LaunchPad, AutoSave, Versions, Resume, AirDrop, Address Book, iCal, Mail, Safari, Mission Control, Expose, Spaces, Automator & AppleScript, iChat, Spotlight, Time Machine, FileVault, Preview, Windows Migration Assistant, the Mac App Store, Lion Server, file sharing, screen sharing, MobileMe, accessibility, how to restore Lion, some of the geekier features of Lion, and a list of recommended third-party applications. You can download the US$6.99 ebook at Amazon ( or Barnes & Noble ( The author, Dennis Sellers, has over...
Sep 15
Epson MegaPlex projects compatible with OS X, iOS devices
Epson America ( has announced a new line of portable, combo projectors: the MegaPlex MG-850HD and MegaPlex MG-50. They're equipped with a high-brightness projector, stereo speakers and a built-in dock for the iPod, iPhone and iPad.   The US$799 MegaPlex MG-850HD and $699 MegaPlex MG-50 make it easy for consumers to watch movies, view presentations, share photos, or enjoy content saved on portable devices on a big screen, says Jason Palmer, product manager, Epson America. Users acn project, play and charge an iPod, iPhone, or iPad, or share imagery from a variety of other media devices, including smartphones, computers, tablets, gaming consoles, and more.   Both solutions are powered by 3LCD technology. The flagship MegaPlex MG-850HD offers 720p high-definition resolution and high brightness of 2,800 lumens of color and white light output, while the MegaPlex MG-50 features 540p resolution and up to 2,200 lumens of color and white light output.   The MegaPlex MG-...
Sep 15
Apple releases Mac mini, MacBook Pro firmware updates
Apple has released Mac mini EFI firmware Update 1.3 and MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 2.2. The former is for the Thunderbolt-enabled Mac mini and offers improved Lion Internet Recovery support. The latter is for Thunderbolt enabled MacBook Pros and also offers improved Lion Internet Recovery support. Both can be obtained via the Software Updates component of Mac OS X's Systems Preferences app. 

Sep 15
Tablet sales, lead by the iPad 2, beat second quarter targets
Worldwide media tablet shipments rose by 88.9% on a sequential basis and 303.8% year over year in the second calendar quarter of 2011 (2Q11) to 13.6 million units, according to the International Data Corporation research group ( Based on this strong performance in the second quarter, and an improved outlook for the second half of the year, IDC raised its shipment forecast for 2011 to 62.5 million units, up from a previous projection of 53.5 million units. Worldwide media tablet shipments in the second quarter were driven by continued robust demand for Apple's iPad 2, which saw shipments reach 9.3 million units, representing a 68.3% share of the worldwide market (up from 65.7% the previous quarter). Research in Motion entered the media tablet market in 2Q11 with its PlayBook product, grabbing a 4.9% share of the market. Apple's strength and RIM's entrance meant bad news for Android-based media tablets, which saw its collective share slip to 26.8%, down from 34.0%...
Sep 15
Ohanaware releases Fun Card Studio 1.0 for Mac OS X
Ohanaware ( has released Fun Card Studio for Mac OS X, a more advanced version of Ohanaware's free e-card software, Fun Card Maker. Fun Card Studio is designed to be quick and easy to use, while allowing a greater degree of customization and personalization, according to the folks at Ohanaware. Features include one-click styles, built-in photo effects, stamp and postmark styles, a send button to send Fun Cards via Apple Mail or Microsoft Outlook, and iPhoto exporting. Fun Card Studio is compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 ("Lion") and works with Mac OS X 10.6.6 or newer. It's available at the Mac App Store. Ohanaware is running a special offer. You can buy Fun Card Studio for US$0.99 for a limited time; the regular price is $9.99.
Sep 15
Enolsoft releases PDF Magic for Mac
Enolsoft Corp. has released PDF Magic for Mac OS X. It provides an all-in-one solution for Mac users (including Lion users) to split, merge, assort, rotate and insert PDFs via drag and drop. Users can split multipage PDF to smaller PDF documents, merge several PDF files into one single PDF document, insert PDF pages into another PDF document, create new PDF files from image and pages, extract pages from PDF files and rotate PDF pages if necessary. You can also batch process multiple PDF documents simultaneously. PDF Magic for Mac is available now through the Enolsoft website ( for US$39.. A demo is available for download.
Sep 15
Dashwood Cinema Solutions releases Stereo3D CAT
Dashwood Cinema Solutions, developer of Mac-based stereoscopic 3D (S3D) products, has released Stereo3D (, an on-set calibration and analysis system. Introduced at NAB 2011, it provides the ability to simplify stereoscopic 3D camera calibration and monitoring. Stereo3D CAT implements patent-pending technology to power systems for accurately aligning the geometry and colorimetry of stereoscopic setups, calculating proper interaxial separation for any given parallax depth budget, monitoring parallax and vergence in the scene, compensating for disparities in the image and logging all settings for future reference in production or post-production, according to Dashwood Cinema Solutions Founder Tim Dashwood. Stereo3D costs US$12,499. A demo is available for download.
Sep 15
Logitech expands line-up of accessories for smartphones, tablets
Logitech ( has unveiled two new accessories designed to enhance your tablet or smartphone entertainment experience: the Logitech Wireless Headset and the Logitech Wireless Boombox (pictured). The Logitech Wireless Headset for the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and other Bluetooth devices lets you roam freely without the hassle of cords so you can immerse yourself in music, videos, games and calls, according to Azmat Ali, Logitech vice president of mobile and tablet products. The headset’s laser-tuned drivers produce rich stereo sound while minimizing distortion, he adds. A noise-canceling microphone reduces background noise. A rechargeable battery lasts for six hours (depending on conditions and usage). Built for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, the Logitech Wireless Boombox lets you place your speaker wherever you want -- up to 33 feet (10 meters) away from your device, depending on use, settings and environmental conditions. You can listen for up to six hours...
Sep 15
Quark to host App Boot Camp events in London and Denver

Quark has announced two upcoming App Boot Camp events that will be held in Denver, Colorado, and London. In each one-day event attendees will learn how to create, design, and publish apps to the App Store, as well as how to publish enriched, immersive content to those apps. Quark’s own experts as well as special industry guests will guide attendees through the process and offer insight into iPad and tablet publishing, says Gavin Drake, vice president of marketing for Quark. On Oct. 20, the company will host an App Studio Boot Camp in Denver with an agenda built to help designers and corporate publishers learn the end-to-end process of creating and publishing to an iPad app. The one-day event will offer expert instruction as well as a chance to network with attendees from around the U.S. One guest speaker is Jay Nelson, editor of "Planet Quark" and "Design Tools Monthly," as well as media partners The Seybold Report and, and networking event sponsor Oskar Blues...
Sep 15
Cobra pack laptop backpack strikes from Booq
Booq ( has unveiled the latest addition to the Cobra line: the US$265 Cobra pack, a high-end laptop backpack. Its main internal compartment provides access to document pockets, two flap covered pockets, six slip accessory pockets, a large mesh window compartment and a fold-down collapsible camera and accessory compartment. The exterior includes a front zipper pocket that conceals a mobile device slip, pen holder, and detachable key ring. Two stretchable neoprene pockets allow for quick access to a water bottle or umbrella storage on each side of the backpack. Between the ergonomically designed back-padding and the main internal compartment, booq positioned two separate storage areas including padded laptop compartment and a hidden dedicated iPad slot, sealed with booq’s YKK zippers. Cobra pack’s shoulder system features scratch-resistant mobile device pockets built into the straps.  All the Cobra pack’s features come armored in a water repellant 1680...
Sep 15
SanDisk announces preservation solutions
SanDisk Corp. ( has unveiled a line-up of new retail products and introduced a new preservation solutions category. SanDisk developed the SanDisk Memory Vault using Chronolock technology, which incorporates the key elements of advanced solid-state storage to create a proprietary memory management solution for storing digital photos. This allows the device to provide consumers with peace of mind that their precious photos and videos will be preserved for up to 100 years, according to Bob O’Keefe, vice president, retail marketing, SanDisk. The SanDisk Memory Vault comes in 8GB and 16GB capacities with manufacturer's suggested retail prices of US$49.99 and $89.99. With the 64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I Card: SanDisk doubled the performance and capacity of its professional-grade imaging lineup to create a new SD card based on the latest SD 3.0 specification’s Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus architecture. The card offers the fastest write performance of any SD card...
Sep 15
FileMaker Design Studio Scheduled for October in New York City
The Craft of FileMaker will be hosting their next Design Studio for FileMaker Pro Developers Oct. 24-26 in New York City. This three day training will be lead by veteran FileMaker Developer's Conference speaker, Don Levan, president of Vanguard Custom Software and founder of the Craft of FileMaker. Attendees of The Design Studio will learn a formal process for designing FileMaker solutions. Registration for the class is US$1,499. You can register by the Oct. 1and save $200. To receive the discount, enter the discount code "Early" on the registration form at the Craft of FileMaker web site (
Sep 15
Megaseg Dj ready to roar on Lion
Fidelity Media has updated MegaSeg, the DJ mixing app and broadcast automation system made especially for Mac, to version 5.7.2, featuring full compatibility with OS X Lion. It's available at the Mac App Store. The new version also delivers over 60 improvements including new Lion-style scrolling and optimizations for Multi-Touch trackpads. Additional refinements throughout the app cover features such as ambient video, category browsing, decks, events, mic play-thru, MIDI, playlists, and the scheduler. MegaSeg Pro provides advanced features for pro DJs and VJs, radio and TV stations, and hospitality businesses such as restaurants and hotels. The Pro edition incorporates video playback for ambient visuals, hot keys for instant sound effects, automated music scheduling, ad messaging events, track separation rules, request lists, and more. The DJ edition offers features including visual beat syncing, headphone outputs for preview, MIDI support, automatic volume control, fast category...
Sep 15
Design 3D CX 7 ready for Lion
Strata has introduced Strata Design 3D CX 7 for Mac OS X, accompanied by discounted introductory pricing on full and upgrade versions. The new version offers faster rendering, effects advances, a Sun and Sky feature, new texture features, compatibility with Mac OS X 10.7 ("Lion"), and more. Strata Design 3D CX modeling and animation software is for creative designers. It delivers end-to-end power for the entire 3D workflow, with a simplified learning curve and familiar toolset developed to help 2D designers easily transition into 3D design, according to Strata President Ken Bringhurst. The program also provides tie-ins with the Adobe Creative Suite. Strata Design 3D 7.0 for Mac is available immediately from the Strata website ( or through Strata’s reseller partners for US$545. For a complete list of discounted launch pricing for full and upgrade versions, visit the Strata online store (
Sep 15
AppyDays for Mac OS X
Slappstick ( has updated AppyDays, a Mac OS X utility for tracking discounted apps, to version 1.4. Users can now filter Mac App Store categories. Also, there are now separate filters for every platform. With AppDays one click directs you to the Apple App Store or Mac App Store immediately. The small application window can be left open while people work on their computers. AppDays displays discounted apps in the stores. It sports filters available for price (Mac and iOS) and category (iOS only). AppyDays for Mac requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later. It's available for free at the Mac App Store in the Reference category.
Sep 14
Apple launches Twitter account for iBookstore
Apple has launched a new Twitter account for its iBookstore to keep followers updated on new releases, special offers, and other details from the store, says "MacRumors" ( The account was created back in June, but Apple has just started using the account to send out Tweets today, the article adds. The iBookstore -- for iOS devices -- features books from major and independent publishers. Once you’ve bought a book -- or downloaded a free one -- it’s displayed on your Bookshelf. Just tap it to start reading.
Sep 14
Apple to revise Korean iPhone return policy
Apple has greed with South Korea’s fair trade regulator to revise its customer-service policy for iPhone users in the country to address complaints about the handling of faulty devices, reports "Bloomberg" ( Consumers who find defects in their Apple smartphones within a month of purchase will receive new devices instead of refurbished ones, the Fair Trade Commission says. South Korea became the first country to convince Apple to change its global customer policy, notes "Bloomberg" Korean iPhone buyers have complained Apple only gives devices refurbished with used parts when there are problems with the product, even though its service warranty states customers can get refunds, new phones or free repairs, the commission said. Under the revision, consumers have the right to choose between the options.
Sep 14
Intel's 'Ultrabook' plans could affect Apple...
Intel ( says its engineers are working on a new class of platform power management for "Ultrabooks" that will aid in the delivery of always-on-always-connected computing. Though targeted to Windows and Android devices, the technology could wind up in Apple laptops.   Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini, made the announcements during the opening keynote of the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. He predicted that Ultrabook systems will provide the most satisfying and complete computing experience. The company is working with industry partners to deliver mainstream-priced products beginning this holiday season for this new category of lighter, sleeker compute companions, Otellini said.   Intel's CEO added the company's engineers will further accelerate Ultrabook innovation with Intel's "Ivy Bridge" 22nm technology early next year with the help of the company's 3-D Tri-gate transistors. He also described the new class of platform power management in development...
Sep 14
VMware Fusion 4 Ships
The long awaited VMware Fusion 4 ships today. VMware promises the new version to not only be faster but have a variety of new features that support Mac OS X Lion. It's available now at for a promotional price of US$49.99 through the end of 2011 (normally $79.99). "Enhancements to VMware Fusion 4 make it a breeze to run Windows and Mac Applications side by side on a Mac," says Pat Lee, director, client product management, VMware. "Offering full integration into Apple OS X Lion, VMware Fusion 4 builds on our proven, award winning platform to provide an easy, fast and reliable way to run Windows applications on a Mac." VM Fusion 4 boasts more than 90 new features and is optimized for multi-core Macs. Using the latest version on Lion, you can choose which Windows programs to add to Launchpad, experience them in Mission Control, view them in full screen or switch between them using Mac gestures. And, you can limit spotlight to the Windows...
Sep 14
Jobs' resignation having little impact on consumer...
The resignation of Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple is having little impact on the demand for Apple products, according to a new survey from ChangeWave Research ( The Sept. 6-12 survey of 2,297 consumers shows only 4% say Jobs’ resignation makes them "less likely" to buy Apple products in the future, while 89% say it’s having "no effect" on their purchasing of Apple products. When asked a similar question during Steve Jobs first leave of absence back in 2008, nearly one-in-five respondents (18%) said they would be "less likely" to buy Apple products if Jobs stepped down. Since then ChangeWave has asked this question on several occasions, and over this time period the impact of Steve Jobs stepping down has clearly lessened in the minds of consumers. The results suggest that Jobs’ previous absences have had an "inoculating" effect that over time has allayed consumer concerns on whether the company could operate at the same level without Jobs at the helm. Two...

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