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Jul 27
GraphicConverter for macOS revved to version 10.4.3
Lemke Software has announced GraphicConverter 10.4.3, an update to its image utility for the Mac. Described as the equivalent of a "Swiss Army Knife," GraphicConverter is a universal image editing program that features image conversion from more than 200 graphic file formats into almost 80 different file formats. Version 10.4.3 incorporates several new features and functionality improvements. GraphicConverter 10.4.3 requires macOS 10.9 or later. It costs $39.95 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website (http://tinyurl.com/y7zunebo). GraphicConverter 10.4.3 is a free update for all customers of version 10.x. Upgrades from older versions of GraphicConverter are available for $25.95.
Jul 26
Phiaton debuts BT 390 foldable headphones
Phiaton Corp. (http://www.phiaton.com) has introduced the latest addition to its line of wireless headphones and earphones: the BT 390. Featuring Bluetooth 4.1 and crafted with a “minimalistic exterior and easy-to-carry design,” the new foldable headphones are available for $79 on Amazon. The compact BT 390 wireless headphones purportedly offer a long battery life for 30 hours of non-stop music playing time, while 40mm drivers deliver an optimized vibration system. Oversized Neodymium magnets are designed to provide a rich, commanding bass. The BT 390 boasts padded ear and head pads. The headphones are equipped with multifunction buttons and a microphone on the ear cups for wireless control of music and phone calls. Multipoint technology connects any two Bluetooth enabled devices at the same time, and Everplay-X technology keeps the music going even if the headphones’ battery runs out, or the audio device isn’t Bluetooth compatible.
Jul 26
ProtectStar debuts Data Shredder for Mac 2017
ProtectStar has debuted Data Shredder for Mac 2017, their new military grade data deletion tool for macOS. The app purportedly deletes data using methods that meet and exceed government, military, and industry standards. Users simply drag ’n drop files, folders, or drives to the app and press the "Shred" button. Data Shredder then eliminates any chance for data reconstruction. Data Shredder for Mac Professional uses certified deletion algorithms, including: DoD 5220.22-M ECE, Peter Gutmann, DoD 5220.22-M, HMG Infosec No.5, German BSI-2011-VS, US Army AR380-19 and more. Data Shredder for Mac Military Edition uses those same algorithms. Plus, it makes use of enhanced military deletion methods like NATO standard, US Navy NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM & RLL), USAF AFSSI-5020, BSI TL-03423 and CSEC ITSG-06. Data Shredder for Mac 2017 requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It costs $19.90; the “military edition” is $29.90.
Jul 26
Mapdiva rolls out Ortelius 2 for macOS
Mapdiva has rolled out Ortelius 2, an update of its creative map design software for the Mac. Serving as a hybrid between a vector drawing program, and a geographic information system, it’s a professional-level vector drawing program for producing publication-quality maps. Ortelius 2 adds tailored functionality for cartography, such as connectable track tools, powerful style engine, library of expert styles and map symbols, robust templates and more. Ortelius 2 is available today from Mapdiva.com for $149.99 per year for an annual license or $399 for a perpetual license. A demo is available for download.
Jul 26
PDFpen 9.1 Adds Bookmark Support, Improves Window Positioning
Smile has released PDFpen 9.1 (https://smilesoftware.com/PDFpen/), an update to its all-purpose PDF editing tool for macOS 10.11 and higher. This version introduces Bookmarks, a special section at the top of the table of contents for linking to pages in the document. Bookmarks can be created in both PDFpen and PDFpenPro, whereas table of contents editing requires PDFpenPro. This version also re-opens any previously-opened documents at the same window size and position as when they were last closed. PDFpen costs $74.95 for a single user license, $94.95 for a family pack (up to five users in one household), and $224.95 (an up, depending on the number of users) for an office pack. PDFpen Pro costs $124.95 for a single user license, $149.95 for a family pack (up to five users in one household), and $349.95 (an up, depending on the number of users) for an office pack.
Jul 26
File Manager Pro Version 1.0.1 by B-Eng now available on Mac App...
B-Eng has announced File Manager Pro 1.0.1, the latest version of their dual panel file manager for macOS. It’s a file managing tool featuring a dual panel layout that allows control and overview when handling and managing files. The capabilities of File Manager Pro range from basic copy/move/delete tasks to compressing and decompressing files as well as comparing and synching directories, complete with an interactive, visual overview of a hard drives usage. Version 1.0.1 is a maintenance upgrade. File Manager Pro 1.0.1 requires macOS 10.11 or higher and costs $18.99. It’s available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/y7kwm9mf).
Jul 25
USB 3.0 Promoter Group announces USB 3.2 Update
The USB 3.0 Promoter Group (www.usb.org)— of which Apple is a member — has announced the pending release of the USB 3.2 specification, an incremental update that defines multi-lane operation for new USB 3.2 hosts and devices. USB Type-C cables were designed to support multi-lane operation to ensure a path for scalable performance. New USB 3.2 hosts and devices can now be designed as multi-lane solutions, allowing for up to two lanes of 5Gbps or two lanes of 10 Gbps operation. This enables platform developers to continue advancing USB products to fit their customers’ needs by effectively doubling the performance across existing cables. For example, a USB 3.2 host connected to a USB 3.2 storage device will now be capable of realizing over 2 GB/sec data transfer performance over an existing USB Type-C™ cable that is certified for SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps. For users to obtain the full benefit of this performance increase, a new USB 3.2 host must be used with a new USB 3.2 device and the...
Jul 25
WaterField Designs unveils enhanced TSA-friendly Zip Brief
WaterField Designs (www.sfbags.com) has announced the refined Zip Brief, an “ultra-slim” laptop bag with space for several tech and personal necessities. It unzips around three sides to lie flat for TSA-airport security and slips over a wheeled suitcase handle. Increased depth and a pleated front pocket allow the new Zip laptop bag to hold an array of necessities while maintaining its slim profile, says WaterField Designs owner Gary Waterfield. It’s designed to hold the essentials a professional needs for a day at work—a laptop or tablet, power supply, cables, small hard drive, smartphone, pad of paper and Apple Pencil— all organized and protected in one compact bag, he adds. Inside, a padded laptop compartment with cut-out corners allows users to charge a device while it rests protected inside the sleeve. Two internal mesh pockets hold additional accessories and a slim enclosure stows the Apple Pencil or other writing instrument. A few files or a notebook fit between the laptop...
Jul 25
LinkOptimizer Lite 5 for Adobe InDesign Introduces Batch...
Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer Lite 5, an upgrade to the low-cost version of company's image processing solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer lets users automatically reduce the size of InDesign links, convert colors, perform essential image adjustments and repurpose files for web and mobile devices. Version 5 introduces batch processing of multiple InDesign files, support for InDesign books, as well as numerous improvements in stability, performance and user interface. LinkOptimizer Lite can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $179.95. A demo is available for download. The upgrade from previous Lite versions is $89.97. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7 or higher and Adobe InDesign/Photoshop CS5-CC 2017.
Jul 24
Apple posts new iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS developer betas
Apple has released the fourth developer betas of iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4. The new beta versions can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.
Jul 24
Elemental Tools releases Firetask Pro for the Mac, iOS
Elemental Tools has released Firetask Pro, the next generation of Firetask, the project-oriented GTD(R) task management app for Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch devices. It’s available at Apple’s various app stores. The app provides features such as project portfolios, actions for subdividing tasks, iCloud syncing, a new iOS Today widget, Apple Watch support, and various workflows. The "Today" workflow focuses on tasks that are marked as starred, or are due today (or already overdue). Upcoming due tasks in the next days as well as next tasks per project are summarized in a new "Next" view. "Waiting For" provides a view of your delegated tasks grouped by assignee. The "Collect" area groups “Inbox,” “Someday,” and "Scratchpad" together and supports free reordering of tasks. Portfolios allow users to group projects together in order to provide more order for your active projects. Actions provide a way to subdivide your tasks into individual steps that have to be done before a task can...
Jul 21
Deirdre O’Brien named Apple’s vice president of People
Apple has announced that Deirdre O’Brien, vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations, has been named vice president of People, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. A nearly 30-year Apple veteran, she will lead all HR functions including talent development, recruiting, benefits, compensation and business support, as well as overseeing Apple University. “As long as I’ve been at Apple, Deirdre has been the glue that bonds our operations, sales, marketing and finance teams to deliver products to our customers,” Cook said in a press release. “Deirdre deeply understands Apple’s unique culture and that people join Apple to do the best work of their lives. She is a superb leader and I’m thrilled she will be bringing her experience and talent to this critical role.” O’Brien joined Apple in 1988 and today runs a global organization dedicated to delivering the world’s best products to customers everywhere. Her role has required exceptional collaboration and leadership across many different parts of...
Jul 21
proDAD brings its Mercalli SAL video stabilizer app to the Mac
proDAD has brought its Mercalli SAL video stabilizer to the Mac after years of being Windows only. Mercalli SAL Mac is a new, full-featured, stand-alone macOS native application. It uses the Mercalli V4 stabilization engine to correct shaky, bent, and warped videos. It’s a native 64-bit macOS app loaded with professional features that include two levels of CMOS distortion correction and fisheye warp removal. Automated batch video analysis speeds your workflow and you can preview, trim, and split clips then export rendered video in a wide range of formats including ProRes 4444 and all flavors of ProRes 422. Mercalli SAL Mac provides intelligent stabilization profiles (presets) that eliminate the need for manual fine-tune adjustment (though you can also tweak the settings if you wish) . Why is Mercalli SAL Mac a stand-alone application and not a Final Cut Pro X plug-in? “We've discovered that editors prefer the simplicity of not being forced to use an NLE system,” says Robert...
Jul 20
Syntronik virtual instrument now shipping for Macs, PC
IK Multimedia (www.ikmultimedia.co) has released Syntronik for Mac and Windows systems. It’s a virtual instrument that packs a collection of vintage synthesizers. Syntronik melds advanced sampling techniques with a hybrid sample and modeling synthesis engine, a large assortment of high-quality modeled effects and innovative instrument features. It provides 17 instruments with over 2,000 sounds covering a wide selection from 38 synthesizers. Users with qualifying IK products can crossgrade for $199.99 via direct download or $229.99 for a boxed copy. New users can get Syntronik for $299.99 via direct download or $329.99 for a boxed copy. Syntronik Free is available as a complimentary download from the IK Multimedia website. It’s expandable with Syntronik Instruments, which are available individually via the built-in "In-App Shop" for $49.99 each.
Jul 20
XEffects 3D Video Walls plugin released for Final Cut Pro X
FxFactory has released a new Final Cut Pro X plugin called XEffects 3D Video Walls (http://tinyurl.com/y99hdrum). Developed by partner Idustrial Revolution, it allows the user to add moving video or still images to striking video walls in 3D space. A choice of pre-programmed moves are included. The plugin allows the user to choose the individual panel shape, the number and layout of panels along with the choice of material, position in 3D space and depth of field. A video editor can use a single panel positioned in 3D space with reflections and depth of field or put together a tumbling panel of 15 cells in three rows. 3D Video walls is launched at a discounted price of $49 for a month.
Jul 20
Videux is new video organizer/player for the Mac
Half8Fish has introduced Videux, an organizer, player, and workflow assistant for macOS. It’s designed for use with video collections. Videux can tag video collections with keywords, ratings, and flags. The software keeps track of model releases, license agreements, metadata, and more with the goal of making it easy to see at a glance the state of your video library. The full version of Videux Pro launches with an introductory offer of $99.99. Its requires macOS or higher and is available at the Mac App Store. A seven-day demo is available at the Half8Fish website (https://videux.com/buydl/). There’s also a “lite” version available. Play LT is different in that it includes primarily only the player portion of Videux, along with the ability to pick/cull, rate and sort video.
Jul 20
AKVIS releases AKVIS Watercolor 2.0
AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has released AKVIS Watercolor 2.0, an update of the Mac compatible software for imitating different watercolor techniques. Version 2.0 adds an Abstract Art tab and new built-in presets. On the Mac platform, AKVIS Watercolor requires macOS 10.7 or higher. The product is available as a standalone application and as a plugin to photo editors such as AliveColors by AKVIS, Adobe Photoshop, and others. The Home sells for $49, the Deluxe for $69, and the Business for $89. One license key allows activating and using the software on two computers. The upgrade is free for all registered users of the program. A demo is available for download.
Jul 19
Apple posts new betas of macOS, iOS, watchOS, tvOS
Apple has posted new public betas of macOS 10.12.6, iOS 10.3.3, watchOS 3.2.3 and tvOS 10.2.2. If you're not already signed up for the public beta program, you can do so at https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/ . The public beta program is free, but remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.
Jul 19
Isabel Ge Mahe named Apple’s managing director of Greater China
Apple has announced that Isabel Ge Mahe, vice president of Wireless Technologies, has been named vice president and managing director of Greater China, reporting to CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams. In this newly created role, Isabel will provide leadership and coordination across Apple’s China-based team. “Apple is strongly committed to invest and grow in China, and we are thrilled that Isabel will be bringing her experience and leadership to our China team,” Cook says in a press release. “She has dedicated a great deal of her time in recent years to delivering innovation for the benefit of Apple customers in China, and we look forward to making even greater contributions under her leadership.” Ge Mahe has led Apple’s wireless technologies software engineering teams for nine years, focusing on development of cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, location and motion technologies for nearly every Apple product. She has also overseen the engineering teams developing Apple Pay, HomeKit and...
Jul 19
Cisdom Video Converter for macOS revved to version 3.4.0
Cisdem (www.cisdem.com) has upgraded Cisdem Video Converter, a video conversion tool for macOS, to version 3.4.0. The upgrade adds support for new websites such as Youtube, Sound Cloud, Vimeo, Facebook, mtv, Dramanice, Dailymotion, Yahoo, and more. It also optimizes the download function: more sources are supported and there’s faster downloading speed. Cisdem Video Converter is on sale for 10% off ($29.99) through July 31. A demo is available for download.
Jul 18
Apple upgrades Logic Pro X to version 10.3.2
Apple has updated Logic Pro X — its macOS software for professional songwriting, editing, and mixing — to version 10.3.2. Version 10.3.2 adds three Drummers who play percussion in the styles of pop, songwriter and Latin. New Drummer loops can be added to your song, then customized with performance controls. The pitch of an audio region can now be transposed or fine tuned. Logic Pro X 10.3. improves responsiveness of the graphical user interface. New additive effects in Alchemy expand the options for filtering and modulating sound . The length of individual steps in the Arpeggiator plug-in are now adjustable. And volume automation resets as expected when a cycle returns to the beginning. Logic Pro 10.3.2 is a free upgrade for registered users. For new users the cost is $199.99.
Jul 18
CS Odessa releases Classic Business Process Modeling Solution
CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has released a Classic Business Process Modeling Solution for ConceptDraw Pro on Mac and PC plaforms in the Business Processes Area of the Solution Park. This new product extension expands ConceptDraw Pro’s drawing features, allowing users to create business process diagrams quickly. It’s available for download at no charge to owners of ConceptDraw Pro 11. The Classic Business Process Modeling Solution utilizes Object Management Group’s Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) to graphically describe the steps of a business processes. BPMN is the first standardized visual modeling technique that addresses this level of complexity in modeling of processes. BPMN’s process-oriented approach differs from the object-oriented UML (Universal Modeling Language) approach. ConceptDraw Pro retails for $199. It’s also included in ConceptDraw Office 4, which retails for US$499.
Jul 18
DigiDNA introduces iMazing Mini for macOS
DigiDNA has introduced iMazing Mini, a free macOS utility designed to automatically backup iOS devices over any local Wi-Fi network. The app provides the ability to backup your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch whenever the device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Mac. Backups can be encrypted for security, and the incremental nature of the backups allows restoring a specific version of the backup. iMazing Mini requires macOS 10.8 or higher and is available exclusively through the iMazing website (https://imazing.com/mini). A Windows version is in the works.
Jul 18
Apple announces new customer support role in iTunes Connect
Apple has announced — via its Developer web portal (http://tinyurl.com/y8sz8dd7) — a new iTunes Connect feature that allows developer customer support teams to respond to submitted App Store reviews. Users with the Admin or Customer Support role have the ability to respond to customer reviews. Apple says that developer custom support teams’ admins may choose to assign only this role to users, or assign this role in combination with other roles. Users who have been assigned only the Customer Support role can access Resources and Help, Users and Roles, and My apps in iTunes Connect. When they click on an app in My Apps, they’ll go straight to Ratings and Reviews where they can respond to customer reviews. To ensure a smooth introduction to this new role, all users with the App Manager and Marketer roles have been automatically assigned the Customer Support role. Users added to a team after July 13, 2017 will need to be manually assigned the Customer Support role in order to respond to...
Jul 17
New ClimateCase protects smartphones from temperature extremes
The $34.99 ClimateCase has been launched to provide protection for smartphones from overheating and freezing. Its multi-layered neoprene insulation provides thermal protection for smartphones. The patented pending technology will prevent any smartphone from overheating in extremely hot conditions and from freezing in extremely cold conditions, sayks ClimateCase’s CEO Lisa Lambert. Simply place the cell phone inside a refrigerator-cooled or microwave-warmed ClimateCase before encountering extremely hot or cold weather.  Or if a phone suddenly stops working, ClimateCase can quickly restore it to its optimal temperature in less than 60 seconds, says Lambert. ClimateCase also protects smartphones against accidental drops. It’s machine washable and fits most cell phone brands and models and is available in charcoal, pink, orange, camouflage and floral.
Jul 17
Subway testing pre-orders using Apple Pay
Subway is testing app pre-orders and a designated pick-up area for mobile payers using Apple Pay. Subway had previously accepted Apple’s mobile payment service, but iPhone users can now also pre-order food through the company’s website, then pick it up in the particular area to avoid waits. The new tech-friendly “Fresh Forward” focus is testing at a dozen locations around the world currently with some elements of the plan expected to launch wider later this year. There are 12 pilot locations open today in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.: Tamarac, FL; Orlando, FL (2); Winter Park, FL; Chula Vista, CA; Knoxville, TN; Palmview, TX; Hillsboro, OR; Vancouver, WA; Beauport, QC; Granby, QC; and Manchester, U.K. 
Jul 17
Apple previews new emoji coming later this year
In celebration of World Emoji Day, Apple is sharing (http://tinyurl.com/y8ksmjux) some of the new emoji coming to iOS, macOS and watchOS later this year. With thousands of emoji available on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac, there are many ways to add personality to every message. New emoji include Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person and Breastfeeding, and food items such as Sandwich and Coconut. More animals and mythical creatures like T-Rex, Zebra, Zombie and Elf are a fun way to describe situations and new Star-Struck and Exploding Head smiley faces make any message more fun. Also in celebration of World Emoji Day, the App Store will be highlighting apps to create or do fun things with emoji, and iTunes Movies is featuring emoji in place of select movie titles.
Jul 17
Moneyspire announces new cloud service for its personal finance...
Moneyspire (https://www.moneyspire.com) has announced Moneyspire Cloud, the company's new service that allows its personal finance software users to share their data between multiple computers and mobile devices. Along with Moneyspire Cloud, Moneyspire personal finance software brings your entire financial life together on all your computers and devices no matter where you are. You can keep track of your bank accounts, credit cards, set bill reminders, Direct Connect with online bill pay and more.
Jul 17
illumineX releases EyeSpy 2.0.1 on the Mac App Store
illumineX (https://illuminex.com) has released EyeSpy 2.0.1 for macOS (10.12 or higher) on the Mac App Store in the Lifestsyle category. The free app is a new spin on the classic toy in which cartoon eyes watch your mouse cursor as you work. EyeSpy includes free original cartoon characters developed in cooperation with professional artists as well as new characters available as an in-app purchase. Collections of new characters known as ArtPaX are also available. All characters can be shared with others via Messages, Twitter, Facebook or any sharing platform supported by macOS.
Jul 14
Rixtag for macOS revved to version 2.4
Rixstep (www.rixstep.com) has announced Rixtag 2.4, a feature update to their macOS tag editor. The app allows users to edit macOS-based tags on files of any type, including regular files, directories, and more. By tagging files with descriptive tags, Rixtag is designed to make easier to search for and find files on a Mac's internal and external hard drives. Version 2.4 is a maintenance upgrade. Rixtag requires macOS 10.7.5 or higher. It’s part of the $59 Xfile bundle along with over 20 other file management utilities or as part of the $99 ACP subscription.
Jul 14
File Manager for Mac released by B-Eng
B-Eng has released File Manager Pro for Mac. Offered as a powerful replacement for the Finder app, it sports a double window layout. The main features of File Manager app are its ability to synchronize directories with a single click, compress/un-compress files, advanced search and sorting options, as well as interactive disk space managing tools and more. It also offers interactive disk space managing tools. File Manager Pro is available now from B-Eng online (http://www.b-eng.ch) and costs $19.99. It requires macOS 10.11 or later.
Jul 14
Apple releases third developer beta of watchOS 4
Apple has issued a third developer beta of watchOS 4.Registered developers can find the update at the Apple Developer Connection (https://developer.apple.com) or via the Mac App Store.
Jul 13
Kitcast is a new business app for the Apple TV
Kitcast (http://tinyurl.com/y9aaon9a) has released a self-titled app for the Apple TV that’s targeted to businesses. According to Alex Chirva of Kitcast, it was developed with the integration of artificial intelligence, machine learning, smart algorithms, and innovative technologies, “which will make business processes more smooth, and the solution is simple enough for everyone to use.” He adds that there are 10 things you can do with Kitcast for Apple TV: ° Increase brand popularity in social networks. Encourage your clients to share photos and positive experiences in social media. ° Effectively inform and motivate your employees. This is the fastest and simplest way to bring some message to notice of your employees.   ° Improve corporate communications and corporate culture. ° Save paper. Every day tons of paper are just wasted in the bin. UsingKitcast, there is no need to print leaflets or ads flyers.   ° Promote products to your potential leads. Show them hot deal while they...
Jul 13
CNS Plug-ins role out POP3it Pro 5.5
CNS Plug-ins has released POP3it Pro 5.5, adding FileMaker 16 Script Steps and fixing several bugs. The update also includes updates to the CNS Core code from other CNS Plug-ins. POP3it Pro allows you to connect to a POP3 Email Server and download email directly into your FileMaker Pro database. It’s possible to add email downloading capabilities to your databases without writing a single script. POP3it Pro is available at http://www.pop3itpro.com/ for both macOS and Windows. A demo is available for download. If you purchased POP3it Pro anytime from July 12, 2016, until now, you can install this latest version free of charge. If you purchased POP3it Pro anytime between July 12, 2015, and July 11, 2016, you can renew your license for 50% off the current price. If you purchased POP3it Pro anytime before July 12, 2015, you can renew your license for 25% off the current price. For new users, POP3it Pro prices range from a single user license for $65 to a world license for $1,095 (which...
Jul 13
PopChar X 8.1 supports Unicode 10 and refines the all-new...
Ergonis Software has rolled out PopChar X 8.1, an improved version of the company's tool for finding and inserting special characters and exploring fonts. PopChar X simplifies the typing of unusual characters without having to remember keyboard combinations. Version 8.1 introduces additional search keywords for emoji characters. PopChar X 8.1 requires macOS 10.6 or later. It can be purchased at the Ergonis Software website (www.ergonis.com) The upgrade to PopChar X 8.1 is free for anyone who purchased a license for PopChar X 8.0 or for PopChar X 7.x on or after Sept. 1, 2016. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses.
Jul 12
Toolfarm offer free storyboarding plug-in for a limited time
Toolfarm.com is offering a limited number of free one-year subscriptions to Martini, PowerProduction Software’s storyboarding plug-in for Apple’s Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and Magix VEGAS Pro. The regular price is $49.95. Martini is a post-production plug-in. Rather than breaking the flow of a work-in-progress with "white-text-on-a-black-background" slugs, Martini it creates shots that look like scenes that have yet to be shot. Loaded with hundreds of classic and unique shot styles, Martini's interface guides editors through the creation of composite shots. Editors can select a style, such as basic over-the-shoulder shots, two and three shots, and close-ups, as well as fight scenes, chase scenes, and other pre-composed multiple shot sequences. Then, editors can choose from hundreds of pre-loaded interiors, exteriors, custom digital location photos, and props.
Jul 12
Flexibits Releases Fantastical 2.4 for Mac
Flexibits has updated Fantastical 2 for Mac to version 2.4, which provides time to leave alerts and travel time support. Users can now receive alerts when they need to leave to get to an event on time or set the amount of travel time needed to aid scheduling. Attachment support allows users to view, add, and remove attachments on iCloud and Exchange accounts (and other CalDAV servers that support managed attachments). Users can also view attachments on Google accounts. Fantastical 2.4 improves invitation support for Google Calendar and Exchange. This includes response messages and invitation guest count for Google, the ability to forward Exchange invitations, and the option to respond to Exchange invitations without sending a reply. Other new features in version 2.4 include full undo and redo support, a more powerful way to view more events in Month view, Facebook push updates, combined duplicate events, and customization options for the number of weeks per month. Designed...
Jul 12
MacCleanse 6 ready for macOS High Sierra
Koingo Software has released MacCleanse 6, an update of the macOS tool to save disk space while erasing tracks of computer use. The latest version includes under-the-hood improvements to improve security, performance and compatibility with the latest version of the Mac operating system, as well as the upcoming macOS High Sierra. A free 15-day trial is available for download at koingosw.com.
Jul 12
Quark acquired by Parallax Capital Partners
Quark Software (www.quark.com) has been acquired by Parallax Capital Partners (Parallax), a Southern California-based software-focused private equity firm. The new owners intend to help Quark accelerate the adoption of its transformational content automation solutions through investment in organic growth and acquisitions, the companies said in a joint statement. Details of the acquisition haven’t been released.   Quark offers an end-to-end content automation platform that enables the creation, management, publishing and delivery of content across print, Web and digital channels. The company was founded in Denver, Colo. in 1981 and is best known to Mac users as the company behind the Quark XPress desktop publishing software.
Jul 12
PayPal now available on the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes
Starting today in Canada and Mexico, and rolling out in other countries including the U.S. soon, PayPal customers will be able to pay for App Store, Apple Music, iTunes and iBooks purchases across iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices using their PayPal account. Customers with a new or existing Apple ID can select “PayPal” as their payment method from their account settings in the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes and the iBookStore from their iOS device or Mac — or on iTunes from a PC.  Once PayPal has been selected, all future purchases with the customer's Apple ID will be automatically charged to their PayPal account. This includes purchases of apps, music, movies, TV shows, and books, as well as Apple Music subscriptions and iCloud storage. The new payment option, which brings PayPal’s One Touch to Apple ID accounts, allows for purchasing from all Apple devices, including Apple TV and Apple Watch. For more information on how to set up PayPal, go to paypal.com/ituneslaunch.
Jul 12
Output Factory for InDesign Improves Page Number Handling in...
Zevrix Solutions has rolled out. Output Factory 2.0.4, a maintenance update to company's output automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The software automates printing and exporting from InDesign and offers batch processing, export as single pages, layer versioning, variable file names, and other productivity-enhancing features. Version 2.0.4 ensures that automatic page numbers in text frames on master spreads are correctly parsed for their usage in variable names of output files. Output Factory can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrixcom) for $169.95. There’s a “lite” version for $120, and a server version for $700. A demo is available for download. The users of Output Factory 1.x and BatchOutput can upgrade to Output Factory 2 for $85 (or the lite version for $60). Output Factory requires macOS 10.7-10.12 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2017.
Jul 11
SureCall releases the Fusion2Go 2.0 in-vehicle cellular signal...
SureCall (www.SureCall.com), a cell phone signal booster manufacturer, has introduced its Fusion2Go 2.0 in-vehicle cellular signal booster. It boosts voice and 4G LTE data signals for all North American cell carriers to reduce dropped and missed calls, and increase data speeds while on the road, according to Hongtao Zhan, CEO of SureCall. The bi-directional amplifier system rebroadcasts cellular signal throughout the vehicle, and its built-in safeguards eliminate interference to cell towers. Setup has been simplified with its smaller footprint (no cradle or docking station required), and the removal of the attenuation dials. A new low-profile high-gain external antenna with a strong magnetic base is included. Covered by a three-year warranty, the Fusion2Go 2.0 is available at a manufacturer’s retail price of $379.
Jul 11
AKVIS releases new Sketch pack
AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has released a new Sketch Pack for AKVIS Frames and AKVIS ArtSuite. The frame collection includes 100 picture frames: 50 vertical and 50 horizontal templates. The AKVIS products run on macOS 10.7 and higher. The new Sketch Pack sells for $17.
Jul 11
FileMaker Cloud comes to Japan and Australia
FileMaker, Inc. (www.filemaker.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, has announced that FileMaker Cloud is now available in Japan and Australia. Bill Epling, chief administrative officer and president, FileMaker Japan, says FileMaker Cloud provides the simplicity, performance and reliability of the FileMaker Platform without having to spend time and resources deploying and maintaining a server. The expanded international availability of FileMaker Cloud comes with support for three additional Amazon Web Services (AWS) regional data centers in Tokyo, Sydney and Canada. The service empowers organizations of all sizes, around the world, to improve business operations and streamline budgets by managing custom apps in the cloud, says Epling. He adds that FileMaker Cloud customers enjoy numerous benefits, including: ° Low up-front costs: No hardware expenditure is necessary; supported AWS servers are located in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Germany, Japan and the U.S. ° Rapid deployment...
Jul 10
Apple releases third developer beta of Xcode 9
Apple has released the third developer beta of Xcode 9, its integrated development environment. Registered developers can find the update at the Apple Developer Connection (https://developer.apple.com) or via the Mac App Store.
Jul 10
Third developer betas of macOS High Sierra, iOS 11 released
Apple has posted the third developer betas of macOS High Sierra and iOS 11. can be be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center.
Jul 10
Antihero launches on Mac, Windows systems
Video game publisher Versus Evil, in partnership with independent developer Tim Conkling, have made the strategic digital board game, Antihero, available on macOS and Windows systems. Set against the backdrop of a gas-lit Victorian underworld, players assume the role of a Master Thief, and employ underhanded and ruthless tactics to dominate the city and outwit their opponents. The game includes a story-driven single player campaign and a Skirmish-vs-AI mode to help would-be thieves practice their skulduggery skills before going face to face with online opponents. Antihero also includes two online game modes. Casual Matches are asynchronous affairs; players can take their time to their next move, and have multiple games running simultaneously. In Live Match, players face their opponents in real-time, with a turn-timer upping the pressure dramatically! Experienced thieves can set up custom “House Rules” to tailor matches to their tastes. A 10% launch discount is available to gamers who...
Jul 07
DEVONthink 2.9.13 improves decluttering service and Markdown...
DEVONtechnologies has updated all editions of DEVONthink and DEVONagent for the Mac. Version 2.9.13 enhances the decluttering service, rearranges a few menu commands for clarity, and improves importing bookmarks from Google Chrome and references from Bookends. The update also lets Markdown documents reference scripts with relative or absolute links and improves the overall reliability and performance, too. All editions of DEVONthink and DEVONagent require macOS10.9 or later. They can be downloaded from DEVONtechnologies online (http://www.devontechnologies.com) and be test-driven for free before they need to be properly licensed. DEVONthink Personal as well as all editions of DEVONagent are also available in the Mac App Store; DEVONthink can be purchased in bundles with DEVONagent for bundle prices in DEVONtechnologies' online shop.
Jul 06
Apple releases fifth developer beta of tvOS 10.2.2
Apple has released its fifth developer beta of tvOS 10.2.2. It can be be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or via the software update feature on properly configured and registered devices.
Jul 06
CNUS updates CNS Menu
Comm-Unity Networking Systems has released a new version of CNS Menu, written from the ground up to support the latest versions of FileMakerPro. This version also adds a new way of defining menus using JSON. NS Menu allows you to place hierarchical menus anywhere on a FileMaker Pro layout. When a menu item is chosen, the script of your choice is performed. Menus can have any number of sub-menus and can be displayed with a variety of styles and bullet marks. CNS Menu is available immediately at http://cnsmenu.cnsplug-ins.com/ for both macOS and Windows. A demo is available for download. If you purchased CNS Menu anytime from July 6, 2016, until now, you can install this latest version free of charge. If you purchased CNS Menu anytime between July 6, 2015, and July 5, 2016, you can renew your license for 50% off the current price. If you purchased CNS Menu anytime before July 6, 2015, you can renew your license for 25% off the current price. For new users, CNS Menu prices range from a...
 

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