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Oct 12
BBEdit 12 is compatible with macOS High Sierra
Bare Bones Software (www.barebones.com) has released BBEdit 12.0, an upgrade to its professional strength text and code editor. It introduces a new foundation featuring greater overall integration with macOS, specific improvements for compatibility with macOS High Sierra, and more than 100 new features, changes, and refinements, including fixes for specific reported issues. BBEdit 12 also introduces completely rewritten user experiences for its FTP/SFTP, Text Factory, and Preview in BBEdit features. In addition, the software now presents a unified appearance when using a dark editor color scheme, and a wide range of improvements to appearance and behavior resulting from its increased OS integration. New menu commands include a "Canonize" command on the Text menu for performing batch text transformations, "Paste Using Filter" on the Edit menu for transforming text obtained from other applications, and a new "Columns" submenu of commands on the Edit menu for working efficiently with...
Oct 11
Apple releases iOS 11.0.3
Apple has released iOS 11.0.3. It can be downloaded for free on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update. According to Apple, iOS 11.0.3 fixes an issue where audio and haptic feedback would not work on some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices. It also addresses an issue where touch input was unresponsive on some iPhone 6s displays because “they were not serviced with genuine Apple parts.”
Oct 11
Sonnet introduces Dual-Port USB 3.1 Gen 2 PCI Express 3.0...
Sonnet Technologies has unveiled the Allegro USB-C PCIe card, a two-port USB-C 3.1 adapter card that enables data transfers from connected devices at speeds up to 960 MB/s. It provides users with a way to add two USB-C ports to Mac Pro tower and Windows computers with PCIe slots, and to Mac and Windows computers with Thunderbolt ports when the card is installed in a Thunderbolt-to-PCI Express card expansion chassis. This Sonnet adapter card simultaneously supports two bus-powered devices, such as SSDs, hard drives, and external DVD and Blu-ray disc drives. The Allegro USB-C PCIe card can be installed quickly and easily into any available PCIe slot, without the need to plug in an auxiliary power connector, says Robert Farnsworth, CEO of Sonnet Technologies. With the Allegro USB-C card's ports, users can connect and use any bus-powered USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps), USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps), or USB 3.0 SSDs, SSD RAID, hard drives, and other storage devices with the card delivering up to 15 watts...
Oct 11
AKVIS releases SmartMask 10 for macOS
AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has released SmartMask 10, a selection tool designed to make image masking fun and simple. Version 10 provides users with the new Refine Radius tool, enhanced Magic Brush tool, and other improvements. AKVIS SmartMask allows switching between Auto and Manual modes to achieve the best possible result with any photo. For more nuanced and precise excision of a monochrome background, SmartMask offers the Chroma Key mode. To improve the selection to a very fine point and make it as perfect as possible, the Refine Edges mode and a number of post-processing tools are available. AKVIS SmartMask requires macOS 10.7 or higher and costs $69. One license key allows activating and using the software on two computers. The product is available as a standalone application and as a plugin filter for Adobe Photoshop and other image editors.
Oct 11
File Transfer App Deliver Express Now Supports macOS High Sierra
Zevrix Solutions has announced Deliver Express 2.6.4 a compatibility update to the company's hot folder-based file transfer automation solution. It supports FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV and other remote and local services. The software offers automatic email notifications, file compression, upload history and more. The app can serve unlimited users on a network. The new version makes Deliver Express a 64-bit app and introduces support for the macOS High Sierra. Deliver Express can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com). The license prices are based on the maximum number of allowed destinations and range from $29.95 to $299.95. The 2.6.4 update is free for licensed customers. A demo is available for download. Deliver Express requires macOS 10.5 or higher.
Oct 11
ProjectWizards conjures up Merlin Project 4.3
ProjectWizards (www.projectwizards.com) has conjured up version 4.3 of Merlin Project, its project management software for macOS. The app is is now optimized for mac OS High Sierra. However, all Merlin Project users will benefit from an update as several optimizations have been implemented, according to the ProjectWizards. The software is now available in Japanese and Simplified Chinese. Also included in version 4.3 is a stability update. Merlin ProjectMerlin Project costs $289 for new users. A demo is available for download.
Oct 10
Trammell Hudson to keynote MacTech Conference
The keynote for MacTech Conference will be Trammell Hudson of Thunderstrike and Magic Lantern fame. He’s a programmer and reverse engineer who focuses on low-level software and hardware security. At Two Sigma Investments, Hudson is a security researcher and is developing Heads, an open source firmware for slightly more secure systems. Previously he developed lightweight operating system kernels and message passing systems for the world’s fastest supercomputers at Sandia National Labs. Trammell’s security research into Apple’s hardware resulted in Thunderstrike and Thunderstrike II, the first proof-of-concept firmware rootkits for MacBooks. After working with Apple to patch the underlying vulnerabilities, he presented his findings at CCC, BlackHat and DEFCON. Trammell is also well known for Magic Lantern Firmware — where he reverse engineered the firmware in the Canon 5D Mark II and started the Magic Lantern project that is now an open system for writing extensions that run inside...
Oct 10
CS Odessa releases Dashboard for CRM
CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has released Dashboard for CRM to the ConceptDraw Solution Park. It can display activity in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other application platforms. The ConceptDraw CRM Center Dashboard Solution can even be setup to update dynamically, always giving the most current information and keeping you on top of emerging trends. It supports data from text files (TXT), comma-separated values files (CSV), and MS Excel spreadsheet files (XLS). Once you have connected a source file to the ConceptDraw document containing the solution’s dashboards, the visual indicators will automatically be updated based on your selection of refresh time and source file changes. The resulting dashboard can be used as a dynamic display of the data, or exported as a PowerPoint slide, Adobe PDF document, HTML, or any one of several other graphic formats for use in any way you can imagine. CRM Center Dashboard is a $49 solution for ConceptDraw Pro 11 and ConceptDraw Office 4....
Oct 10
Alien Skin Software announces new RAW Photo Editor for...
Alien Skin Software today announced the release of Exposure X3, their non-destructive RAW photo editor and organizer. Exposure is an award-winning photo editor that combines organizational tools with gorgeous photo processing into a single solution. Photographers can organize, edit, enhance, and export their photos using Exposure's workflow. Its design streamlines image management and backups, and enables multi-computer and collaborative workflows that are not possible with traditional editing tools. This latest version of Exposure introduces numerous creative enhancements. Color and B&W toning enhancements give photographers greater control over their image adjustments. The side-by-side view provides a way to compare multiple images, or to audition multiple presets on a single image. Linear and radial gradient tools enable a fade between two or more effects. Adjustable borders include grunge and wet plate looks. There are new organizing tools, as well. Virtual copies enable...
Oct 10
Photo Print for macOS upgraded to version 4.0
True North Software has released Photo Print 4.0, an update of their photo printing application for macOS. It features a drag ’n drop, layout-oriented user interface. Photo Print allows you to place photos into frames, and adjust both images and frames positionally with effects, such as borders and image filters. It supports layered layouts, borders, shadows, filters and effects, styled text, and custom templates. Version 4.0 has been rewritten from the ground up so runs faster, can handle more photos, and allows you to save your creations as Photo Print documents. Photo Print is priced at $19.99 and requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It’s available at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/y9not7kv). A demo version is available from the True North website (http://www.truenorthsoftware.com).
Oct 10
New Mac app helps create stencils for custom Halloween jack-o-...
Carving Technologies has introduced Me-On-A-Pumpkin, pumpkin carving stencil creation software for macOS. It helps you create pumpkin carving stencils. You can upload a favorite image of children, friends, pets, a car, building, logo, TV or movie character. Follow the instructions to create a pumpkin carving stencil, then print directly to your printer. Me-On-A-Pumpkin is available now for $4.95. It can be downloaded from Carving Technologies online. (http://www.carvingtechnologies.com).
Oct 10
Pixelmator for iOS 2.4 Cobalt adds support for iOS 11
The Pixelmator Team has released Pixelmator for iOS 2.4 Cobalt, an update to its image editor for the iPad and iPhone. It offers everything you need to create, edit, and enhance your images. Codenamed Cobalt, version 2.4 brings full support for iOS 11, adds support for drag and drop so you can move images and graphics between Pixelmator for iPad and other apps more easily, includes support for importing HEIF images, and more. Pixelmator for iOS 2.4 Cobalt is $4.99 and is available worldwide exclusively at the Apple Store (http://tinyurl.com/y8d56mwp). It's a free update to all existing customers who purchased the app from the App Store.
Oct 09
Apple posts second developer betas of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1...
Apple has released new developer betas of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, iOS 11.1, watch OS 4.1 and tvOS 11.1. They can downloaded from the Apple Developer Center via the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.
Oct 09
PDF Checkpoint Now Supports macOS 10.13
Zevrix Solutions has announced PDF Checkpoint 1.8.2, a compatibility update to the company's PDF preflight and conversion solution. It automatically preflights, exports as images, splits and optimizes Adobe PDF files. The software can also convert the PDF document colors to specific ICC profile helping users easily prepare their files for print, web and mobile devices. Version 1.8.2 makes PDF Checkpoint a 64-bit app and introduces support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra. PDF Checkpoint can be purchased on the Mac App Store and at the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $39.95. A demo is available for download. PDF Checkpoint requires macOS 10.7-10.13.
Oct 09
Pixelmator 3.7 Mount Whitney brings full support for macOS High...
The Pixelmator Team has released Pixelmator 3.7 Mount Whitney, an update to the image editing app for macOS. It offers tools to create, edit, and enhance your images. Version 3.7 Mount Whitney brings full support for macOS High Sierra, adds the ability to launch Pixelmator from the Photos app and save edits back to your original image, features support for importing HEIF images, and more. Pixelmator 3.7 Mount Whitney requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It costs $29.99 and is available worldwide at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/y792qvw4).
Oct 05
F1 2017 drives onto the Mac App Store
It’s compatible with: all 13-inch MacBook Pros since 2016; all 15-inch MacBook Pros since late 2016; all 21.5-inch iMacs since late 2015 with a 2GHz Intel Core i5 processor; all 27-inch iMacs since 2014; and all Mac Pros since late 2013
Oct 05
Apple posts watchOS update
Apple has released a watchOS 4 update that fixes the Watch Series 3 Series 3 LTE connectivity issues. Another update scheduled for later in the month will bring the promised music and radio streaming for Watch customers with the cellular Series 3. 
Oct 04
Yoink for macOS revved to version 3.4
Eternal Storms Software has updated Yoink, their drag ’n drop app for macOS, to version 3.4. The utility offers a temporary place for file and app-content drags to free your mouse so you can more easily and quickly navigate to the actual destination of your drag. Along with improvements and bug fixes, version 3.4 allows for adding the contents from the clipboard to Yoink for temporary storage and later use. Yoink requires macOS 10.7.3 or higher and is available for purchase exclusively on the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/ybwy793g) for $6.99. Version 3.4 is a free update for existing customers of the app.
Oct 04
AKVIS brews up a new Coffee Pack
AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has brewed up a Coffee Pack for AKVIS Frames and AKVIS ArtSuite that includes 100 picture frames: 50 vertical and 50 horizontal high-quality templates. It’s designed “especially for true and aspiring coffee geeks, enthusiastic baristas and coffee shop owners” To use AKVIS frame packs, you need to have installed one of following programs: AKVIS Frames (available for free) or AKVIS ArtSuite (a demo is available for download). On the Mac platform, the the products require macOS 10.12 or higher. The new Coffee Pack frame pack sells for $17.
Oct 03
Apple posts iOS 11.0.2
Apple has released iOS 11.0.2. According to the update notes, it: °Fixes an issue where crackling sounds may occur during calls for a small number of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices; ° Addresses an issue that could cause some photos to become hidden; ° Fixes an issue where attachments in S/MIME encrypted emails would not open.
Oct 03
Dropshare for macOS revved to version 4.7
Timo Josten has announced Dropshare 4.7 (https://getdropsha.re), an update to his secure file sharing tool developed exclusively for macOS. It’s a menu bar application for drag ‘ dropping upload files, screenshots and even directories to many supported hosting providers, including Dropshare Cloud. Version 4.7 introduces screenshot annotations, additional hosting providers, improved screen recordings and more changes. Dropshare requires macOS 10.9 or later. Version 4.7 is a free update for current users. For new users the price is $24.99
Oct 03
Favorite FTP is a new FTP client for macOS
Favorite FTP is a new FTP client for macOS that automatically scans local and remote folders and synchronizes them. Upon completion, the user receives an e-mail message. Only files that require synchronization are copied. Bi-directional sync is also supported. The app uploads and downloads files in multiple simultaneous threads. Favorite FTP requires macOS 10.7 or higher and costs $19.95. A demo is available for download (http://www.favoriteftp.com).
Oct 03
128bit Technologies debuts Font Manager Deluxe for macOS
128bit Technologies has introduced Font Manager Deluxe (http://tinyurl.com/yays6gd5), a font installer and previewer for macOS 10.11 and newer. The app allows you to preview fonts in a grid or custom view, add and remove font collections, install and uninstall with a simple click, save your favorites, and download the current Google Fonts collection to add to the app. It also includes four new commercial use OpenType font families. For a limited time you can download Font Manager Deluxe for $10, a savings of 50%.
Oct 03
Version 19.1 of Oxygen XML Editor products released
Syncro Soft, the developer of the Oxygen XML suite of products, has announced version 19.1 of its XML editing suite of products, Oxygen XML Editor, Author, Developer, Web Author, WebHelp, as well as the new Oxygen PDF Chemistry. Version 19.1 brings “a variety of new features and improvements that focus on productivity, performance, efficiency, and simplicity,” according to the folks at Syncro Soft. For example, a new Components tab has been added to the DITA Reusable Components view that provides a way to insert reusable components in your documents. Various DITA validation improvements were made, such as detecting table structure problems or duplicate key definitions. You can now float images to the left or right side of your DITA topics in PDF and XHTML output. To purchase Oxygen XML Editor, Author, Developer or WebHelp, please visit the Oxygen XML store (http://www.oxygenxml.com/buy.html). Demos are available for download.
Oct 02
BatchOutput for Microsoft Excel now supports macOS High Sierra
Zevrix Solutions has released BatchOutput XLS 2.4.3, a compatibility update to company's output automation solution for Microsoft Excel. The software automates printing and exporting of multiple spreadsheets to PDF and allows to carry out professional PDF production directly from Excel. It offers PDF security, image compression, variable file names and other options. Version 2.4.3 makes BatchOutput XLS a 64-bit app and introduces support for the recently released macOS High Sierra. BatchOutput XLS can be purchased for $19.95 from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com). A demo is available for download. BatchOutput XLS requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Microsoft Excel 2008, 2011 and 2016.
Oct 02
Dejal Time Out 2.3 enhances the Postpone and Skip options
Dejal has announced Time Out 2.3, an update to their break reminder app for macOS. Using a computer for hours on end can lead to eye, back, and neck strain. Time Out 2 offers users reminders to take breaks, allowing them to stretch and relax. Version 2.3 adds the ability to show the number of times each break has been postponed, skipped, and/or done today, and can set daily limits on postponing and skipping. There's also a mini-pie-chart option, and High Sierra compatibility. Time Out 2.3 requires macOS 10.10 or higher. It’s free and available at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/y9nly56e).
Sep 29
NTT Resonant adds new iPhones, iOS 11 to Remote TestKit
NTT Resonant has added Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, as well as iOS 11 support, to the lineup of testing devices for its cloud-based app testing service Remote TestKit (https://appkitbox.com/en/testkit). Remote TestKit is a mobile device cloud service “offering access to hundreds of real devices to maximize your efficiency and to minimize your expenses.” It allows developers and testers to access all the latest and oldest popular devices at their fingertips. Remote TestKit offers connection to existing manual and automated testing tools.
Sep 29
iFunia Video Converter now supports macOS High Sierra
iFunia Studio has released new version of  Video Converter for Mac (http://tinyurl.com/yc68nws2), its media converter with features including converting video and audio files, ripping DVD movies, downloading videos and audios from YouTube and 1,000-plus other websites, editing videos, etc. Supporting the latest macOS High Sierra, the new version of iFunia Video Converter for Mac comes with 30x faster video conversion speed, 400-plus preset formats and a new feature to easily burn video to DVD. The app requires macOS 10.9 or higher and is available in free and pro versions. Pricing for the latter starts at $39.99 for a one-year license.
Sep 28
Apple seeds public betas of iOS 11.1, macOS 10.13.1, tvOS 11.1
Apple has released the first public betas iOS 11.1, macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, and tvOS 11.1. The public betas are available on Apple's Beta Software Program website (http://tinyurl.com/pffuwnz). Just remember that beta software, so proceed with care.
Sep 28
Disk Drill Now Supports macOS 10.13 High Sierra and APFS
CleverFiles (www.cleverfiles.com) has rolled out Disk Drill 3.5, an update to their data recovery app for macOS. Version 3.5 — which requires macOS 10.8.5 or higher — now enables support for Apple's new APFS file system and macOS High Sierra, as well as adds full data recovery support for iOS 11. The user interface has been improved and adds user hints. Disk Drill 3.5 is a free download for personal use; you can upgrade to a pro version (up to three Macs) for $89 or an enterprise version (for an entire company) for $399.
Sep 28
B-Eng unveils Data Vault for macOS
B-Eng has introduces Data Vault 1.0, a utility for automated encryption and decryption on any Mac. With its dual panel layout files can be dropped on the left panel to encrypt and on the right panel to decrypt. Encryption and decryption is fully automated in Data Vault, using military grade 256-Bit encryption technology. Thanks to its layout it can be used just like any dual panel file manager, according to Christian Schaffner, general manager of B-Eng. Data Vault requires macOS 10.11 or later and costs $8.99. It’s available at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/ycgwkzev).
Sep 28
Quark Announces Update to InDesign Exporter for App Studio
Quark has released InDesign Exporter 3.01, the App Studio plug-in that is now compatible with Adobe InDesign CC2017. The completely redesigned plug-in has an improved user interface and enhanced performance with App Studio publishing. Users can download the new plug-in for free from Adobe Exchange Add-ons. This version is only compatible with Adobe InDesign CC2017. If using older versions of Adobe InDesign, users should continue to use the previous plug-ins from the App Studio Documentation Web site.
Sep 28
FontAgent 8 Adds New Previews, Search, High Sierra and Typekit...
Insider Software (www.insidersoftware.com) has announced FontAgent 8 for Macintosh, which adds support for macOS High Sierra and Adobe Typekit, as well as many new capabilities to its list of font management features. New V8 functionality includes faster font previews and search, an all-new Tile View, a more powerful Table View, searchable font tags and comments, automatic font cache clearing, and auto-activation plugins for Adobe Creative Cloud and QuarkXPress 2017. A perpetual license for FontAgent 8 Standard Edition is priced at $99 per user. Existing FontAgent 7 users can purchase V8 upgrades or opt for a FontAgent Sync subscription for $59 a year. The Sync license includes free software upgrades and support and lets you archive and share fonts with others through Insider cloud services.
Sep 28
ChronoSync 4.8.1 is macOS High Sierra Ready
Econ Technologies (www.econtechnologies.com) has announced ChronoSync 4.8.1, now supporting macOS High Sierra and the new Apple File System (APFS). You can use ChronoSync to backup your Mac boot volume before upgrading to this major release of macOS. Version 4.8.1 offers simplified Setup Assistants that guide you through the process of configuring a Synchronizer Task to achieve a specific goal such as "Bootable Backup" or "Home Folder Backup." A new Scheduling interface makes running Tasks when needed easier and faster since the simplified screens offer easy-to-understand options that make scheduling Tasks a breeze, according to the folks at Econ Technologies. The new Scheduled Task trigger, "When a Filesystem Change is Made, lets you run syncs and backups automatically when files are changed ChronoSync costs $49.99, but version 4.8.1 is a free upgrade for registered users. A demo is available for download.
Sep 27
Apple releases High Sierra 10.13.1, iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, tvOS...
Apple has released first developer betas of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, and tvOS 11.1 to developers. Developers can download the betas through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the App Store.
Sep 27
MacX MediaTrans 4.8 ready for the iPhone 8, iOS 11
MacXDVD Software has announced MacX MediaTrans 4.8, adding full support for iOS 11, iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Users will be able to upgrade, confident that their photos, videos, music and memories will be safely backed up to Mac in case anything goes awry during the migration. MacX MediaTrans is an alternative solution to iTunes and iCloud to backup iPhone to Mac. MacX MediaTrans, normally priced at $59.95, is free for all participators now in celebration of the arrival of iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iOS 11. All users also stand a chance to win an Apple iPhone 8 together with huge prizes by join MacXDVD "Share & Win Iphone 8" Contest. Check the details of MacXDVDGift Contest at MacXDVD Official Giveaway Page (https://www.macxdvd.com/giveaway/giveaway.htm).
Sep 27
Cocoatech Releases Path Finder 7.6 (macOS High Sierra Edition
Cocoatech (www.cocoatech.com) has released Path Finder 7.6, a free update of their file browser for users running macOS High Sierra. Path Finder allows you to view hidden files, compare, merge and synchronize folders, batch rename and batch select files, use Dual Pane and full keyboard navigation to browse your file system and more. Version 7.6 takes advantage of the new APFS cloning feature: duplicating a file on your hard drive now takes only a couple of seconds, regardless of the file size, according to the folks at Cocoatech. Path Finder 7.6 costs $39.95 for new users and requires macOS 10.7 or higher. A demo is available for download.
Sep 27
Code Line Updates Art View 2 for High Sierra / Creative Cloud
Code Line (www.code-line.com) has updated Art View 2, the Quick Look enhancement for Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Suite documents. The utility allows users to preview, inspect, and reveal dependent font and image files from within Apple's Quick Look preview feature. Version 2.0.2 includes support for Adobe Creative Cloud and High Sierra. Art View works whether or not you have Adobe Creative Cloud installed on your system. Art View 2 (2.0.2) is available as a free, 15-day demo and is available for purchase online. A single-user license is $24.95. Art View requires macOS 10.7 or later.
Sep 27
Package Central for Adobe InDesign Now Supports macOS High Sierr
Zevrix Solutions has announced Package Central 1.10, a compatibility update to company's document packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The software automates InDesign document collection by processing files from watched hot folders. Package Central can serve unlimited users on a network and offers email notifications, variable folder names, PDF/IDML export, and more. With the new version, the app is upgraded to 64-bit architecture and introduces support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra. Package Central can be purchased for $149.95 from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com). A demo is available for download. Package Central requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2017.
Sep 26
Apple releases iOS 11.0.1 software update
Apple has released iOS 11.0.1. It’s a maintenance release with “bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone or iPad,” according to Apple. The iOS 11.0.1 update can be downloaded over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update.
Sep 26
SoftRAID 5.6.3 revved for macOS High Sierra
OWC has upgraded SoftRAID (www.softraid.com) to version 5.6.3, which adds macOS High Sierra compatibility. The app keeps files protected against disk failure. SoftRAID 5.6.3 features an optimized driver that provides a software RAID solution that equals and can often exceed the performance and reliability of dedicated hardware RAID controllers, according to the folks at OWC. In addition, it provides advanced disk testing, logging, disk health monitoring, and a e disk failure prediction system for advanced warning of potential disk problems to protect users from catastrophic data loss. SoftRAID 5.6.3 requires macOS 10.6.8 or later. Support for TRIM commands on SSDs requires macOS 10.7.5 or later. Priced at $179, the full version of SoftRAID supports five RAID levels (0, 1, 4, 5 & 1+0), plus email notifications of potential disk failure, and command line support. A demo is available for download.
Sep 26
Human Anatomy Solution added to ConceptDraw Solution Park
CS Odessa has added the Human Anatomy Solution its Solution Park fore ConceptDraw Pro 11 and ConceptDraw Office 4, which are compatible with macOS and Windows. The Human Anatomy Solution allows one to assemble medical diagrams of central and peripheral nervous systems, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, digestive system, endocrine system, reproductive system, urinary system, skeletal system, muscular system, integumentary system, lymphatic system, sensory system, visual system, and immune system. ConceptDraw Office 4 is the third generation suite of ConceptDraw products that uses InGyre4 integration technology to share data between its applications, allowing user to switch gears for different tasks more quickly. It includes ConceptDraw MindMap 9, ConceptDraw Project 8, ConceptDraw Pro 11, and the Solution Park. It retails for US$499 and can be purchased directly from CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com).
Sep 26
Paragon NTFS for Mac 15 now supports macOS High Sierra
Paragon NTFS for Mac 15 (http://tinyurl.com/y7cbyqnv) now supports macOS High Sierra. It’s a multilingual utility designed to solve interoperability issues between macOS and Windows and providing read and write access to NTFS partitions on macOS. Paragon NTFS for Mac 15 supports all operating systems from OS X to macOS 10.13 and is available at no charge to all Paragon NTFS for Mac 15 users. All others can purchase it for $19.95.
Sep 26
Maintain serves up Cocktail 11.0 (High Sierra Edition)
Maintain has served up Cocktail 11.0 (High Sierra Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS High Sierra 10.13. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. This version adds compatibility with macOS High Sierra 10.13 and contains miscellaneous bug fixes, improvements and enhancements as well as updated Automator actions and Help files. It also comes with an automatic Pilot mode and much more. Cocktail costs $19 for a single user license. A demo is available for download (http://www.maintain.se/cocktail).
Sep 26
SyncMate 7 offers macOS High Sierra support
Eltima Software has released SyncMate 7 (https://www.sync-mac.com), an updated version of their synchronization tool for macOS. It allows users to sync Macs with iOS and Android devices, other Macs, MTP devices, as well as with online storage accounts such as Google, Dropbox, iCloud and Microsoft Services, including Outlook, Office 365 Home and Business accounts. The latest version of SyncMate features support of Android 8 (Oreo), iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. SyncMate 7 requires macOS 10.8.5 and later. It costs $39.95 for a single user license.
Sep 26
Boot Runner 2 is High Sierra ready
Twocanoes Software has announced macOS High Sierra compatibility for Boot Runner 2, its OS selection manager for dual boot Macs. It offers a customizable startup screen and remote boot control, ensuring Windows or other operating systems are available to receive critical security updates at the right time. Boot Runner 2.2 includes customization options to make the startup selection screen easy for users to choose the OS environment that they need. Boot Runner 2.2 requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It’s available at the Twocanoes online store (https://twocanoes.com/products/mac/boot-runner/). Pricing starts a $9.99 for a single user license. Volume and educational pricing is available for any number of Macs. Boot Runner 2.2 lab and site licenses now include the first year of premium support and maintenance for free.
Sep 26
Graphic Inspector now supports macOS High Sierra: Image, Vector...
Zevrix Solutions has announced Graphic Inspector 2.4, a compatibility update to company's quality control solution for images and Adobe Illustrator files. Graphic Inspector can locate documents with specific resolution, color, spot channels, fonts and other attributes. The app can check both images and vector files. With the new version Graphic Inspector is upgraded to 64-bit architecture and introduces support for the upcoming macOS High Sierra. Graphic Inspector can be purchased from the Zevrix website for $19.95. It’s free with purchase of PDF Checkpoint or InPreflight Pro for Adobe InDesign. A demo is available for download. The update is free for users of version 2 ($10 to upgrade from version 1). Graphic Inspector requires macOS 10.7 or higher.
Sep 25
iMovie 10.1.7 for Mac adds HEVC support
iMovie for macOS has ben updated, adding support for importing video in the HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) format made possible by macOS High Sierra. It also improves compatibility when sharing to YouTube. iMovie 10.1.7 is available at the Mac App Store. Support for the industry-standard HEVC (H.265) enables video streaming and playback of 4K video files up to 40% smaller than with the current H.264 standar. With HEVC, Apple is enabling high-quality video streaming on networks where only HD streaming was previously possible, while hardware acceleration on the new iMac and MacBook Pro deliver fast and power-efficient HEVC encoding and editing.
Sep 25
macOS High Sierra available as a free upgrade
Apple has announced macOS High Sierra, the latest release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free update at the Mac App Store. With macOS High Sierra, Mac users gain new core storage, video and graphics technologies. A new file system — which, alas, doesn’t yet work with Fusion Drives — ensures more efficient and reliable storage, and support for High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) brings 4K video at lower file sizes. Metal 2 powers virtual reality content creation, faster performance and more. Apple says the Core ML developer framework makes it easy to create apps with machine learning that predict, learn and become more intelligent. macOS High Sierra also includes a number of refinements to the apps Mac users enjoy everyday, including Photos and Safari.
Sep 25
QuickerTek announces Solar PV Chargers for USB Type-C 2015-2017...
QuickerTek (www.quickertek.com) has announced their $399 USB-C MacBook External Battery. Created with Lithium-ion power cells, it sports the USB 3.1 adapter cable necessary to power and charge the 2015-2017 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro. According to the folks at QuickerTek, it adds up to 18 hours in extra run time for the MacBook and 16 hours for the MacBook Pro. The USB-C MacBook External Battery also charges and powers the laptops simultaneously. Every battery is shipped with a 120/240 Vac external smart battery recharger and USB-C (3.1) adapter cable, for immediate use. No drivers and no extra cables are needed. It is no longer necessary for users to carry an Apple recharger either. The SB-C MacBook External Battery also includes a USB type 2/3 charging 5.1 VDC at 2A for most USB devices such as iPhones and iPads. The total recharge time for the battery is two hours. The USB-C MacBook External Battery measures 6.125 x 8.25 x .875 inches and weighs 2.2 pounds...
 

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TechTool Pro 9.6 - Hard drive and system...
TechTool Pro has long been one of the foremost utilities for keeping your Mac running smoothly and efficiently. With the release of version 9, it has become more proficient than ever. TechTool... Read more
Adobe Animate CC 2018 18.0.1.115 - Anima...
Animate CC 2018 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Flash Professional customer). Animate CC 2018 (was Flash CC) lets you... Read more
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Postbox is a new email application that helps you organize your work life and get stuff done. It has all the elegance and simplicity of Apple Mail, but with more power and flexibility to manage even... Read more
Tunnelblick 3.7.4b - GUI for OpenVPN.
Tunnelblick is a free, open source graphic user interface for OpenVPN on OS X. It provides easy control of OpenVPN client and/or server connections. It comes as a ready-to-use application with all... Read more
Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.5 - Easy-to-use b...
Carbon Copy Cloner backups are better than ordinary backups. Suppose the unthinkable happens while you're under deadline to finish a project: your Mac is unresponsive and all you hear is an ominous,... Read more
Bartender 3.0.32 - Organize your menu-ba...
Bartender lets you organize your menu-bar apps by hiding them, rearranging them, or moving them to Bartender's Bar. You can display the full menu bar, set options to have menu-bar items show in the... Read more
Adobe Lightroom Classic CC 7.1 - Import,...
Adobe Lightroom is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $9.99/month bundled with Photoshop CC as part of the photography package. Lightroom 6 is also available for purchase as a... Read more
Ortelius 2.0.8 - Vector drawing app espe...
Ortelius is a full-featured vector drawing application especially for map design. Draw directly with features such as roads, rivers, coastlines, buildings, symbols and contours. Ortelius is known for... Read more
Tunnelblick 3.7.4b - GUI for OpenVPN.
Tunnelblick is a free, open source graphic user interface for OpenVPN on OS X. It provides easy control of OpenVPN client and/or server connections. It comes as a ready-to-use application with all... Read more
Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.5 - Easy-to-use b...
Carbon Copy Cloner backups are better than ordinary backups. Suppose the unthinkable happens while you're under deadline to finish a project: your Mac is unresponsive and all you hear is an ominous,... Read more

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Portal Knights guide - crafting tips and...
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MacMall has 15″ MacBook Pros on sale for $220-$300 off MSRP, each including free shipping: – 15″ 2.8GHz MacBook Pro Space Gray (MPTR2LL/A): $2179, $220 off MSRP – 15″ 2.8GHz MacBook Pro Silver (... Read more
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Apple Watch Series 2, Certified Refurbished,...
Apple has Certified Refurbished Apple Watch Nike+ Series 2s, 42mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Anthracite/Black Nike Sport Bands, available for $249 (38mm) or $279 (42mm). The 38mm model was out of... Read more
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Apple has Certified Refurbished 2016 12″ Retina MacBooks available starting at $949. Apple will include a standard one-year warranty with each MacBook, and shipping is free. The following... Read more
B&H drops price on 13″ 256GB MacBook Air...
B&H has the 13″ 1.8GHz/256GB Apple MacBook Air (MQD42LL/A) now on sale for $1079 including free shipping plus NY & NJ sales tax only. Their price is $120 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price... Read more
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MacMall has 2017 21″ and 27″ Apple iMacs on sale for up to $200 off MSRP. Shipping is free: – 21″ 2.3GHz iMac: $999 $100 off MSRP – 21″ 3.0GHz iMac: $1199 $100 off MSRP – 21″ 3.4GHz iMac: $1379 $120... Read more
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MacMall has Mac minis on sale for up to $100 off MSRP, each including free shipping: – 1.4GHz Mac mini: $399 $100 off MSRP – 2.6GHz Mac mini: $599 $100 off MSRP – 2.8GHz Mac mini: $949 $50 off MSRP... Read more

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