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Jul 14
Smarthome expands connected home product line with Honeywell...
Smarthome has expanded its offering of connected home products with the introduction of the US$279.99 Honeywell Lyric (http://www.lyric.honeywell.com) thermostat. Using smartphone location, the Lyric thermostat knows when you're coming and going. It automatically sets the thermostat in energy saving mode when the house is empty, and when it knows you are coming home it automatically heats or cools the house to your preferred temperature. The Fine Tune feature factors indoor and outdoor temperature, humidity and weather into its algorithm, enabling it to provide the most comfortable temperature in the home, according to Scott Holder of Smarthome. With the Lyric app (available via the Apple App Store and Google Play app stores), homeowners can adjust their home’s temperature wherever they are. When inside the home, the thermostat can be managed using Honeywell’s familiar round dial control on the thermostat itself.
Jul 14
ZipZapMac updates Periscope Pro for Mac OS X
ZipZapMac (http://zipzapmac.com/) has updated Periscope Pro, an application that turns a Mac into a multi-featured video surveillance system, to version 2. The upgrade includes an all-new interface, an audio-activated recording trigger, support for IP Cameras with the auto-configuration system, and an in-app clip viewer. The motion-detection algorithm developed for Periscope Pro is user tunable and is purportedly comparable those used in standalone surveillance systems costing thousands of dollars. By automatically uploading clips to a free DropBox account, the user can view clips anytime. Periscope Pro can be set to shoot only when there's motion, that is, activity going on, capturing exactly what the user is looking for, saving enormous amounts of search time and storage. The user can choose everything from the sensitivity of the motion detection, to clip length, to alternate recording mode, including timed and continuous mode, and even video resolution. It can be set to start...
Jul 14
Sample Logic updates Arpology to version 1.2
Sample Logic (http://tinyurl.com/kyeqsyo) has updated Arpology to version 1.2. It's a virtual instrument and MIDI effect dedicated entirely to arpeggiated/sequenced instruments. The update enhances the Step Animator by bringing new features for on-the-fly step pattern manipulation. This new update is a free download for current users. If you're new to Arpology, the update comes pre-installed when you purchase Arpology. For new users the software costs US$399.99. It's compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 or higher and requires Kontact Player (5.3 or later), which is free from Native Instruments (http://tinyurl.com/cq5jqfg).
Jul 14
Public cloud services spending driven by enterprise apps...
For 2013, worldwide public cloud services revenue reached a total of US$45.7 billion and IDC expects this market to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23% through 2018, according to the IDC research group (www.idc.com). "Data provides the edge to companies that can leverage their information for competitive advantage, through new products and services or an enriched customer experience. Software for data management, data access, and collaborative information sharing continues to lead the growth in the overall software industry," says Frank Gens, senior vice president and chief analyst at IDC. Two product groups comprise the total public cloud services market in IDC's software taxonomy: cloud Software and cloud infrastructure. Cloud software spending represented almost 86% of the total public cloud services market in 2013 while Cloud Infrastructure held the remaining 14%. The Cloud Software market includes two product categories: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-...
Jul 11
ClickInstall 4.0 builds Mac software installers
Excel Software (http://tinyurl.com/oaznl3f) has updated ClickInstall, software that lets you create a professional Mac OS X software installer, to version 4.0. You can create installers for any number of products or licenses with a one-time purchase for US$395. ClickInstall 4.0 adds user choice and option selections during the install process. Users can install the files and features they want or patch an existing installation with new or modified files. To reduce file size and download time, the install process can download optional features on demand. ClickInstall 4.0 adds new FTP features to the build process You can build one or many installers with a button click and upload them directly to your website in a fully automated build process. The ClickInstall package includes a printed and PDF manual with a downloadable trial edition and online video demonstration.
Jul 11
Splasm Software introduces Return Labels for Mac OS X
Splasm Software (http://www.splasm.com/returnlabels/) has released Return Labels, software for creating return address labels on your Mac. Features include rich text editing tools, built-in images, and the ability to import a contact from your Mac’s Contacts or Address Book. You can use any font of any style with Return Labels. The size, style, line spacing, and color are up to you. You can choose from a collection of images and pick accent and background colors for many of them. You can drag and drop any photo or image to add a personal touch to your labels. There’s no limit to how many labels you can make. Return Labels saves them so you can print them again any time. The app is available on the Mac App Store for US$4.99.
Jul 11
Apple blocking older versions of Flash Player plug-in for Safari
Apple is blocking (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5655) all un-updated version of the Flash Player plug-in for Safari due to security reasons. If the version of Adobe Flash plug-in you are using is out of date, you may see the message, "Blocked plug-in", "Flash Security Alert” or "Flash out-of-date" when attempting to view Flash content in Safari. In order to use Adobe Flash you need to update to a later version: 1. Click the Download Flash button. 2. Safari opens Adobe Flash Player installer page on the Adobe website. 3. Click the Download now button on the Adobe website to download the latest Adobe Flash Player installer. 4. After the download completes, open the downloaded disk image (usually located in your Downloads folder) if it does not open automatically. 5. In the window that appears, open the installer and follow the onscreen instructions.
Jul 11
The latest iOS apps: July 11
Here are the latest iOS apps. You can find them at the Apple App Store. Ryan Reynolds has announced Space Stack. It's a free, arcade-style game title that tests a player's timing and precision. It features 16 rounds of gameplay and presents you with a neon colored pyramid split into individual "stacks," with a single stack moving across the screen at all times. The game has only one direction: tap the screen to stop the stack. Pixel Trap has released Might Adventure. The US$2.99 app is a platformer cross with an action adventure runner. Players control three jumping friends across a quest through 40 magical levels and four worlds. Dim Sum Lab has introduced Sir Tapalot. In the free game, you play as the title character, fighting obese sprouts, sock puppets, alien species, ninjas, and other fear-mongering characters. Good.Co, has launched Journey, a free app that provides quizzes and assessments "for users to uncover the many different layers of their personalities." Karl Traunmuller...
Jul 10
Mail Designer 2 for Mac OS X now supports animated images, more
equinux (http://www.equinux.com) has introduced version 2 of Mail Designer, its Mac OS X app for designing emails and newsletters. The new version adds: support for animated images, support for videos embedded directly within emails, an integrated button designer, and collaborative features for teams. Mail Designer 2 is available at a special introductory price of US$9.99 for a limited time. The price is normally $29.99. The app is available at the Mac App Store. Existing Mail Designer 1 users can take advantage of this special offer to upgrade to the new version.
Jul 10
SoundSight announces video/audio recording headphones
SoundSight Headphones (SoundSightHeadphones.com) has announced what is says is the world’s first video recording headphones. Developed for iOS and devices, it allows you to record, video, edit, mix your music and video, and share the results. Features include: patent pending video recording and audio technology; the ability to record in up to1080 HD resolution; Hi-Fi studio sound with noise cancellation; USB audio out; the ability clip and mix your music for video content through the SoundSight app; a ColorTune feature to auto-suggest by matching video colors to music notes with a touch of the hand; and the ability to edit, trim and apply film look filters. SoundSight will sell a limited run of units priced at US$349 a pair, before the official release in spring of 2015 when the headphones will retail for $499 a pair.
Jul 10
Imagineer Systems releases mocha Plus, mocha Pro 4.0
Imagineer Systems (http://www.imagineersystems.com/) has released mocha Plus (pictured), a planar tracking and roto utility designed for Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, and Premiere Pro users. The company has also released mocha Pro 4.0, a new version of its visual effects solution. Replacing Imagineer System’s mocha AE product, mocha Plus (US$245) adds professional VFX modules including a 3D camera solver, lens correction tools for After Effects and support for copying and pasting mocha roto masks directly to the Premiere Pro timeline. mocha Plus also supports a multitude of compositing and NLE applications. mocha Pro 4.0 offers native Stereo 3D (S3D) workflow capabilities and advanced support for Python scripting. The workflow lets users analyze differences between right and left camera streams and apply the solved disparity in 2D tracking, 3D camera solving, object remove module and image stabilization. mocha Pro 4 is available on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux with nodelocked or...
Jul 10
Apple posts iTunes 11.3 for Mac OS X, Windows
Apple has released iTunes 11.3 for Mac OS X and Window. The update adds support for iTunes Extras in HD movies. With iTunes Extras, viewers can see cast interviews, exclusive clips, behind-the-scenes footage, and photo galleries along with a movie. HD movie extras are available on the Apple TV set-top box for those who've updated it with Software Update 6.2. HD movie extras support will come to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch when iOS 8 is released this fall. iTunes is free and available for download at the Mac App Store. The 11.3 update can be installed via the OS X System Preference's Software Update app.
Jul 10
InDesign CC 2014 PDF Converter, InDesign Converter released
Recosoft Corp. (http://www.recosoft.com) has released InDesign CC 2014 versions of PDF2ID, the PDF to InDesign converter, and ID2Office, an InDesign to Word, PowerPoint and Keynote converter. PDF2ID and ID2Office are both InDesign plug-ins offering workflow automation. InDesign CC 2014, the latest release of the Creative Cloud edition of InDesign. PDF2ID v4.0.1 is available immediately in the following configurations from the Recosoft web store (per license): PDF2ID Standard v4.0.1: US $199.00 PDF2ID Professional v4.0.1: $299.00 PDF2ID Standard v4.0.1 Upgrade: $99.00 PDF2ID Professional v4.0.1: US $149.00 ID2Office v2.0.1 is available immediately in the following configurations from the Recosoft web store (per license): ID2Office Standard v2.0.1: $199.00 ID2Office Professional v2.0.1: $249.00 PDF2ID v4.0.1 is a free update for all PDF2ID v4.0 licensees. ID2Office v2.0.1 is a free update for all active ID2Office subscription licensees
Jul 10
Conner Productions releases Billow for FCP X
Conner Productions (http://www.connerpro.com) has released Billow, a free Apple Free Final Cut Pro X template that features a billowing smoke effect and organic lights, coming together to make an introduction title. Using FCP X's customization options, you can customize the color of the smoke, the orientation of the effect, text size, and more. It's also possible to use a custom Drop Zone, allowing users to use images and logos instead of text. Billow was designed using Apple's Motion 5, and features organic lights, advanced compositing, natural film grain, and coloring effects. Conner Productions is offering Billow as a free download. It's fully compatible with Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5. There is no watermark and the title template is fully functional and customizable without limitations.
Jul 10
MCE ships Mac compatible Complement
MCE Technologies (http://www.mcetech.com) has begun shipping the Mac compatible MCE Complement, an all-in-one, portable USB 3.0 device comprised of a 2 TB Hard Drive, a Blu-ray, DVD, CD Reader/Recorder, a USB 3.0 Hub, and SD Card Reader. The MCE Complement's 2 TB hard drive is designed for use as a standard storage device and is compatible with Time Machine. The unit includes Mac Blu-ray Player software for the playback of commercial Blu-ray titles directly on the Mac. In addition to recording and playing high capacity Blu-ray media, the drive is also a full-fledged SuperDrive and reads and writes all CD and DVD formats. The Complement also boasts an integrated USB 3.0 hub as well as an SD Card Reader. The MCE Complement is portable at 5.5 x 6 x 1.25 inches, weighs in at 19 ounces and includes a carrying case. It retails for US$299 and is available immediately.
Jul 10
The latest iOS apps: July 10
Here are the latest iOS apps. You can find them at the Apple App Store. Vision Genesis has published Daughters Of Zion Magazine for iPad, a digital Christian magazine that is published monthly on the Apple Newsstand. The magazine — which costs US$3.99 per issue — covers everything from parenting, dietary, health issues, relationship advice, motivational articles, encouraging words, and life transforming messages. Anuman Interactive has announced a "freemium" version of Gods vs. Humans. In the game, humans build a 10-story tower up to the world of the Gods. You embody one of the 20 gods or goddesses (four of them are hidden) to foil their bold attempt and stop them from getting into your world. OmNom Apps has released Word Search Master 1.0. It's a free app that offers an "elegant and fun way to search for words."
Jul 09
Acclivity announces the latest release of Checkout Point of Sale
Acclivity has released Checkout Point of Sale v4, an update of the Mac point of sale software used by business around the world. The upgrade sports over 45 new or enhanced features, a faster image processing engine, and Shopify syncing for e-commerce users. "Checkout 4 includes a number significant technical, under-the-hood enhancements that will deliver increased performance and stability, which is important to retailers of all sizes and types," says Tom Nash, Acclivity co-founder.  "But what we're probably most excited about is the tight integration between Checkout and Shopify, providing stores and boutiques a true end-to-end solution for selling their wares on- and off-line.” Checkout Point of Sale is available immediately from the Checkout website (http://www.checkoutapp.com) and from Apple Specialists around the world. It has a retail price of US$499.
Jul 09
D-Link shipping low cost, 802.11ac wireless access point
D-Link (http://www.dlink.com) has announced the DAP-2660, an US$229.99, 802.11ac wireless access point. Packaged in a low profile white housing, the DAP-2660 is designed for ceiling or wall mount applications in schools, office buildings, hospitals, government facilities, hotels, and more.   The DAP-2660 delivers wireless performance using the latest 802.11ac standard, with maximum wireless signal rates of up to 300 Mbps using the 2.4GHz band, and 867 Mbps using the 5 GHz band.   The DAP-2660 has internal antennas, is easy to install and can be powered using the included AC to DC adapter or directly via the network cable using Power over Ethernet from any switch or midspan injector that supports IEEE 802.3af, according to Steven Olen, director of product marketing, D-Link Systems. 
Jul 09
Adobe issues security updates for Flash Player
A vulnerability in Adobe's Flash player that could allow malicious users to steal browser data — including cookies — on Macs, PCs, and Linux machines has been exploited, prompting Adobe to issue a patch and urge users to upgrade their system as soon as possible, reports AppleInsider.com. Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.125 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh and Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.378 and earlier versions for Linux. These updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions. For more info go to http://tinyurl.com/mlm7do5 .
Jul 09
Thecus announces OS updates for full NAS lineup
Thecus Technology Corp. has announced firmware enhancements on all consumer and enterprise NAS models. The company says updates to ThecusOS 5 and 6 mean enhanced capability and security across the entire Thecus NAS lineup. For the N2310, ThecusOS 6 is upgraded to offer multiple RAID volumes and RAID Encryption. Updates for the 2-bay N2520 and N2560 as well as the 4-bay N4520 and N4560 models offer enhanced UPS support and multiple RAID volumes. In addition, OpenSSL updates and bug fixes enhance security and reliability of these consumer and SOHO Thecus NAS models, according to the folks at Thecus. SMB NAS models such as the 7-bay N7710-G now support even more enterprise-class storage features with this latest firmware for ThecusOS 5. These features include updated OpenSSL for improved security and enhanced compatibility for numerous UPS. In addition, a beta update is available featuring Btrfs Snapshots for better backup capability and ESXi VAAI, enhancing virtualization performance by...
Jul 09
The latest iOS apps: July 9
Here are the latest iOS apps. You can find them at the Apple App Store. Bassem Youssef has announced Light 'em Up. The free puzzle game challenges players to create a path to power the light bulbs before the timer runs out. Players have a set amount of steps to connect the tubes, activate the light and win the level. Knowledge Poker is a new, US$0.99 knowledge game based on "loosely" Poker rules. The player, learns and ascertains what he knows by placing bets on his knowledge on a specific answer that they think is correct. The asked questions are about various fields of knowledge such as History, Arts, Sports, Science, Human rights. Fast Pixel Games has released Sticky Soccer. Based on their previous title , StickyBalls Classic, the $0.99 app adds 12 all-new tables and a soccer theme.
Jul 08
FontAgent Pro for Mac OS X revved to version 6.2
Insider Software (http://www.insidersoftware.com) has launched FontAgent Pro 6.2, an update to its USS$99.95, professional font manager for Mac OS X. FontAgent Pro provides a complete font management system that integrates diagnostics, repair, font selection, font book creation, and design tools in a powerful, yet simple application for creative professionals. New features in version 6.2 include: ° Auto-activation in Adobe Creative Cloud and Suite apps including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and   InCopy, as well as in QuarkXpress; ° Workflow Center for organizing, launching and updating automatic scripts; ° Smasher 3 software that provides automatic "set and forget" font, print and application cache maintenance; ° 1,350+ downloadable, verified, print and web fonts; ° Keyword-search engine for finding local and Internet fonts simultaneously. FontAgent Pro 6.2 — which works with Mac OS X 10.7 or higher — is free to all licensed users of FontAgent Pro 6 and FontAgent Pro CloudServer...
Jul 08
The latest iOS apps: July 8
Here are the latest iOS apps. You can find them at the Apple App Store. Milk Inc. has announced Falls 1.0. It's a free action puzzle game for in which players must long-tap the white ring at the bottom of the screen until it changes to the corresponding color to fire the same colored ball upwards to destroy the descending ball. If the balls are the same color, they will destroy each other. The game is over if the falling ball reaches the ring at the bottom. 
Tanner Christensen has released Brainbean for the iPad. The free game (which does tout in-app purchases) is filled with mini-games that last 60 seconds each and which are designed to "challenge your creativity and exercise your brain." Cowly Owl has introduced Dinosaur Mix. The US$2.99 lets you swap body parts to make your own dinosaur.
Jul 07
Washing Machine for Mac OS X revved to version 10.8.4
Intego, a provider of security products built exclusively for Mac users, has released Washing Machine 10.8.4 for Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. The upgrade enhances the functionality of the Duplicate cycle. Mac Washing Machine version 10.8.4 gives you more options for finding, verifying and selecting duplicate files. The app: ° Seeks out files the user no longer uses or needs and quickly cleans them from their machine, freeing up gigabytes of space and increasing Mac performance. These files include downloads, caches, logs and trash. ° Identifies duplicate files by analyzing the bits, and lets the user select which versions to remove. ° Creates Smart Folders. Smart Folders offer quick access to frequently used files and applications. Smart Folders can be added to Finder favorites. ° Shows what apps are used the most (or least) and allows the user to quickly drag the apps to or from the Dock. ° Moves files on the desktop to the appropriate finder folders or the trash. Washing Machine 2014 is...
Jul 07
ABBYYFineReader Pro for Mac supports seven more languages
ABBYY has released a new version of ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac. It's now compatible with seven more languages — Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Hebrew and Arabic — bringing the number of supported languages to 180. 
The application turns scanned paper documents, PDF files and digital camera images into searchable and editable files, maintaining the original formatting and layout. ABBYY FineReader Express Edition for Mac recognizes text a variety of languages and can distinguish multilingual documents containing up to three languages. The application intelligently re-creates layout and formatting elements found in the original document including tables, columns, graphics, bullet points and numbering. It also supports the conversion of image-only and scanned PDFs into searchable PDF format. ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac is available via both the Mac App Store and ABBYY’s online store (http://tinyurl.com/mlftmo). Customers who have previous releases of the product can...
Jul 07
The latest iOS apps: July 7
Here are the latest iOS apps. You can find them at the Apple App Store. Peter Fischer has announced ClipUp. Originally developed for "on the go" investigative journalists the US$1.99 app is for anyone in need of organizational help, memory assistance and creative inspiration. Local Search Corp. has released 411.ca. The fee app lets users get the 411 in their neighborhood and explore popular local businesses, search for businesses via categories, filter searches to refine results, read reviews, access zoom-able maps and get directions, perform a Canada whitepage directory search, see "who called" via the reverse number look-up, and browse their search history. Mutlu Creative has introduced A Life Worth Dying. In the $2.99 memory game, you're about to die. Your goal is to remember a sequence of cues. If you can recall them correctly, you will trigger short video flashbacks. The videos are part of core gameplay, not just for cinematic effect.
Jul 04
Have a great Independence Day
To celebrate the Fourth of July holiday here in the U.S., MacTech and MacNews will be closed today. But we'll be back on our regular schedule as of Friday, July 5.
Jul 03
mophie announces 64GB Space Pack for the iPhone 5/5S
mophie has announced a 64GB version of its Space Pack for iPhone 5/5s. It's available for pre-sale on mophie.com for US$249.95 and is due to ship by end of July. The folks at mophie claim the Space pack is the world’s first smartphone case with built-in storage for iPhone 5s/5, with 2GB and 16GB models having launched earlier this year. The 64GB model not only doubles the battery of iPhone 5/5s, but increases storage capacity, allowing users to keep more documents, videos (up to 28 hours), music (up to 18,000 songs) and photos (up to 32,000) than ever before. Available in soft touch black, the 64GB space pack uses a free iOS app — Space )(available at the Apple App Store) to access content within the Space Pack, allowing users to manage all their files via a local file management experience that doesn't depend on network or WiFi access.
Jul 03
Technichor introduces Horcrux Email Backup for the Mac
Technichor has introduced Horcrux Email Backup (http://thehorcrux.com/), a Mac app that lets email users automatically keep their data rather than surrendering it to third party services. Horcrux takes daily snapshots of email accounts. The app is continuous and in real time, so that as soon as a new email is added it will be transferred. It gives users the option to change email providers without losing prior data. Horcrux will also migrate the emails to another email service. Horcrux Email Backup requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. It costs US$14.99 and is available at the Mac App Store in the Utilities category.
Jul 03
Image Viewer for Mac OS X revved to version 1.7
Abacus has released Image Viewer 1.7, an upgrade of the Mac OS X app for viewing images and photos for an entire library. Users can open a file and then view all image files in that folder by clicking the mouse or pressing the keyboard. Version 1.7 adds the ability to delete via Move to Trash in menus and via Command-D. It also improvers performance. 
Image Viewer require Mac OX 10.7 or later. It's available at the Mac App Store for US$0.99. Go to http://abacusindustriesinc.com for more info.
Jul 02
This Mac OS X app is designed to Dazzle you
Kallaxa Software has introduced Dazzle, a system cleaner developed exclusively for Mac OS X. Designed for both home and business users, it allows you to uninstall apps, wipe web histories, clean up logs and caches, find duplicate files and more. Dazzle can be automatically scheduled to run daily, weekly, or monthly and will periodically remind you perform scans. It uses a complex and safe algorithm to detect junk and flag it for removal, according to the folks at Kallaxa Software. It presents its findings to you for you to confirm erasure, then proceeds to delete the data using military grade security. Dazzle can be automatically scheduled to run daily, weekly, or monthly and will periodically remind the user to perform scans. Additionally, it will offer to correctly uninstall apps if a user mistakenly drags an app to the Trash and alert the user if the Trash has become full. Extensions such as Flash Player, login items, preference panes, and screen savers can be toggled on or off...
Jul 02
Apple releases iMovie 10.0.4 for Mac OS X
Apple has updated iMovie for Mac OS X to version 10.0.4. It includes stability improvements and resolves issues that could cause it to quit unexpectedly. iMovie 10.0.4 is a free update for registered users. For new users the cost is US$14.99. It requires Mac OS X 10.9.2 and higher and is available at the Mac App Store.
Jul 02
LinkOptimizer now compatible with 2014 InDesign CC
Zevrix Solutions (www.zevrix.com) has released LinkOptimizer 4.9.17, a compatibility update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer allows users to reduce the size of InDesign links and speed up processing by eliminating excess image data. It also performs image color conversion and sharpening, converts file formats and more. The new version makes LinkOptimizer compatible with the 2014 release of InDesign CC featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix for US$259.95 (there's a "lite" version for $179.95) as well as from authorized resellers. A demo isavailable for download. The 4.9.17 update is free for LinkOptimizer 4.x users.
Jul 02
The latest iOS apps: July 2
Here are the latest iOS apps. You can find them at the Apple App Store. Fairytale Studios has released Preschool Aquarium. The US$0.99 app incorporates learning games designed bypreschool teachers and early learning psychologists. Corsegames has announced 2014 Soccer Triva. It's a free game (though it has in-app purchases and upgrades) that offers lots of soccer trivia questions. AweSoft has introduced AweNote 1.0 for the iPad. It's a $9.99 note taking application with features such as stylus note, text note, audio and video note, plus a range of built-in library of basic figures. Linkyun Game has launched Find Hidden Money. The free (for a limited time) game lets you "travel the five continents and pick up money in over 50 must-see sites all over the world." Joerg Piringer has unveiled unimator. It's a $0.99 text and sign animation app that lets you create quick text and sign animations.
Jul 01
NChart3D comes to Mac OS X
Nulana LTD says NChart3D 1.5, their charting framework for iOS, is now available for Mac OS X (10.7 and higher). It allows developers to make data visualizations in Mac OS X applications. NChart3D uses hardware-accelerated OpenGL ES based graphics that allows for the rendering of large amounts of data with lighting effects while remaining responsive to user interactions. According to the folks at Nulana, it's easy to use the framework inside the Objective-C Mac application, thanks to NChart3D Cocoa API. NChart3D 1.5 supports various different 2D and 3D chart types covering all the most popular analytical and scientific data visualization cases. There are two versions of the NChart3D 1.5 for Mac OS X: Standard and Pro. The US$499 standard version is limited to two dimensions, but still enables data processing, animations, high visual quality, flexible axes, interactivity and advanced customizations to develop excellent applications. The $899 pro version sports 3D charts and real-time...
Jul 01
PageMeUp for Mac OS X gets maintenance upgrade
Softobe has introduced PageMeUp 1.0.2 (http://tinyurl.com/ozgvtyr), an update of its layout editor for Mac OS X 10.8 or higher. It's a maintenance release with bug fixes and improvements. With PageMeUp, you create a document, choose its page format, size and background color, set the margins, bleed, custom guides, rows and columns and even apply RGB or CMYK ICC color profiles. Then you can drag, import or paste images and text onto the PageMeUp document and place/resize them on the page. A snap assistant helps you align the boxes on the page. You can edit and format your text, scale the images (custom, fit, fill), apply shadow, fill or gradient background, border, mask, rotation, opacity, flip, web links, page HTML metadata. Finally, you can print or export your work in PDF, HTML, TIFF, PNG or JPG formats with custom resolution, compression and ICC profile. PageMeUp is available as a full-featured demo. A single user license costs US$24. Version 1.0.2 is a free update for registered...
Jul 01
Audiffex advances ampLion software guitar processor to version 1...
Audiffex has released ampLion Pro 1.1, an updated 64-bit (AAX-, AU-, RTAS-, and VST3-compatible) version of its software guitar processor for Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) and Windows (Vista, 7, or 8). It's a software guitar processor providing a simulation of guitar amplifiers, effects, and microphone/cabinet combos with 64-bit Avid Audio eXtension (AAX), Audio Units (AU), Real-Time AudioSuite (RTAS), and Virtual Studio Technology (VST3) versions to enable full compatibility with 64-bit hosts (such as Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and more besides). Version 1.1 can be used as a plug-in for host applications, the standalone application now features a meteronome, track player, and recorder. ampLion Pro 1.1 is available to buy for instant download delivery directly from Audiffex (http://tinyurl.com/l75hcwk) for US$99. This is a lifelong license for both Mac and Windows.
Jul 01
SMA Audio releases new Sports Collection of earphones
50 Cent's audio brand, SMS Audio, has announced availability of its Sports Collection. Endorsed by investor and partner, Carmelo Anthony, each pair features sweat-repelling nano technology to safeguard against moisture and withstand against extreme weather. The On-Ear Wired Sport (http://bit.ly/1mlZUhE) is foldable with perforated leather memory foam for breathability, a sweat-proof chamber within the ear cup and rubberized coating to resist chipping and scratches. Pictured, It has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of US$179.95. The $79.95 In-Ear Wired Sport (http://bit.ly/1oS2Pjx) features a stay-put, ear-hook design, tangle-free cord with three-click mic, and extra hooks and sound-isolation ear tips. The $229.95 On-Ear Wireless Sport (http://bit.ly/1xay6B5) has Bluetooth connectivity with on-ear control, a perforated leather memory foam for breathability, a sweat-proof chamber within the ear cup and rubberized coating to resist chipping and scratches. MSRP $229.95. The $149.95...
Jul 01
Odessa announces pictorial infographics for ConceptDraw Solution...
Odessa has announced pictorial graphics for the ConceptDraw Solution Park (www.conceptdraw.com). The new solution extends ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software with design pictorial infographics drawing tools. It contains pictorial infographic samples and libraries of vector stencils containing pictograms. These new additions to the ConceptDraw Solution Park are free for current users of ConceptDraw Pro 9.5 or greater. The new solution in the ConceptDraw Solution Park includes collections of templates, samples, and libraries of vector stencils and icons that support the use of pictorial infographics. ConceptDraw Pro is compatible with Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. It retails for US$199. ConceptDraw Pro 9 is included in ConceptDraw Office 2, which retails for $499.
Jul 01
Default Folder for Mac OS X updated to version 4.6.6
St. Clair Software has delivered Default Folder X 4.6.6, an update to their utility for Mac OS X. The Command-D keyboard shortcut now takes you to the Desktop instead of invoking the Duplicate command. Default Folder X enhances the file dialogs in all Mac OS X applications. Its custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. It provides fast navigation to your files, convenient previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Default Folder X 4.6.5 is a free update for existing version 4 users. It costs US$34.95 for new users. Go to http://tinyurl.com/l5wtxoj for more info.
Jul 01
The latest iOS apps: July 1
Here are the latest iOS apps. You can find them at the Apple App Store. Yacha has announced Yacha 1.0. The free app is a messaging platform, allowing anyone to create truly multimedia messages from audio, text, drawings, photos and video, in any combination, which can be sent as a single message. Vizoal has released Vizoal Football. The free app provides push notifications of live scores, updated match information, videos, comprehensive statistics, lineups and searchable player profile databases from the world's most popular leagues and competitions. JH Digital Solutions has introduced Jumpy Dress Up Skateboarding - 1D Parody Edition 1.0. In the free game, players must guide their selected One Direction character. Collect enough coins, and you can unlock a number of new customizations, including new clothes and characters. Texo Design has launched Tappy Bulbs. In the free game, players must turn as many bulbs off as possible by tapping on them while avoiding electrifying sockets....
Jul 01
Times for FUn releases update to FastCut video editor
Times for Fun (www.timesforfun.de) has announced an updated release of FastCut 3.1.2 RT, its video editor for Mac OS X. The software provides 3D motion & effects keyframe animation, masking and keying, video transition and filter+special effects, an integrated ATSUI live title editor with title effects and more. Version 3.1.2 brings several new enhancements and bug fixes, including an issue with the threshold plugin. It also sports a new app icon. FastCut RT 3.1.2 requires Mac OS X 10.4 and costs approximately US$33. A demo is available for download. Version is a free update for registered users of FastCut 3 RT.
Jun 30
Apple updates OS X, iOS
Apple has updated Mac OS X Mavericks to version 10.9.4 and iOS to version 7.1.2. According to Apple, Mavericks 10.9.4 Update is recommended for all mavericks users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. This update: ° Fixes an issue that prevented some Macs from automatically connecting to known Wi-Fi networks; ° Improves the reliability of wake from sleep; ° Includes Safari 7.0.5. You can download it at the Mac App Store. According to Apple, iOS 7.1.2 contains bug fixes and security updates, including: ° Improves iBeacon connectivity and stability; ° Fixes a bug with data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanners; ° Corrects an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments. You can access the OS update by going to the Software Update of the Settings app on your iDevice.
Jun 30
Addonics announces Internal GigaNAS Adapter
Addonics Technologies has announced the Internal GigaNAS Adapter, a solution for custom building your own high capacity network attached storage system, including private cloud storage. It's compatible with Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux 2.6.x and higher. The new adapter is designed to mount into a PCI slot of a desktop computer, server or a storage chassis with a centronic 50 connector cutout. With two SATA ports and one USB port, the new adapter  allows you to share up to 16 hard drives over a LAN with as much as 16TB per drive volume and up to 85MB/sec. transfer rate over a 1G network. The Internal GigaNAS Adapter is priced from $95. Go to http://www.addonics.com/products/nas4rm.php for more info.
Jun 30
Apple announces update to iTunes U
Apple today announced updates to iTunes U, bringing educators and students great new tools to build and experience educational content on the iPad. Beginning July 8, teachers using the free iTunes U app can create, edit and manage entire courses directly on the Apple tablet for the first time, and students will discover new ways to collaborate including the ability to start class discussions and ask questions right from their iPad. "Education is at the core of Apple’s DNA and iTunes U is an incredibly valuable resource for teachers and students," says Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. "iTunes U features an amazing selection of academic materials for everyone around the world. Now, with the ability to better manage and discuss educational content, learning becomes even more personalized on iPad." The new in-app updates to iTunes U give teachers full course creation capabilities on the iPad, with the ability to directly add content and learning...
Jun 30
Stellar introduces Mail Converter for the Mac
Stellar Data Recovery has released Stellar Mail Converter, an all-in-one email migration utility for Mac OS X. The tool is designed to help users migrate their emails from one platform to another. You can convert mailboxes from Apple Mail, Thunderbird, PostBox and Outlook 2011 Backup File 2011 to Apple Mail and Outlook 2011. The converted mailboxes can be imported in Apple Mail/Outlook 2011 to view complete mail body, including attachments. Stellar Mail Converter is available as try-before-you-buy software from Stellar Data Recovery online (http://www.stellarinfo.com/). This version will show you the preview of converted mails. To access all features, you must pay for the full version, which is being offered at an introductory price of US$39.
Jun 27
The latest iOS apps: June 27
Here are the latest iOS apps. You can find them at the Apple App Store. AppTron has released Smart Kitchen, a free app that shows cooking in a fun and interactive way. By simply selecting your ingredients, the app filters the recipes you can make from what you have. Start cooking using the step-by-step interactive tutorial. SkyElla Tech has announced A Temple Invasion - Shoot em Up & Run 1.0. The free app is a mixture of retro game play and the latest social gaming platform. TrueBlou has introduced Ocular - OCR PDF Scanner. The US$1.99 utility transforms an iDevice into a portable scanning, OCR text recognition and editing solution. Delicion has cooked up Gluten-Free Interactive 1.0 for the iPad. The $3.99 app is designed to help you cook gluten-free meals.
Jun 27
Apple upgrades Cut Pro X, Motion, Compressor
Apple has updated three of its professional apps: Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor. All three updates are free to registered users and can be downloaded at the Mac App Store. Final Cut Pro X — Apple's software for professional videographers (U$299.99 for new users)— has been revved to version 10.1.2 with the following features: • Optimized, proxy, and rendered media can be stored at any location outside of the library • Easily delete optimized, proxy, and rendered media from within Final Cut Pro X • Used media indicators for Compound clips, Multicam clips, and Synced clips • Option to show only unused media in the Browser • Apply a standard (Rec. 709) look in real time to high dynamic range and wide color gamut video from ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Canon, and Sony cameras • Automatically apply an ARRI embedded 3D LUT from the new AMIRA camera • Support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ • Improved speed and accuracy when synchronizing clips • Audio recording improvements including...
Jun 27
iMobie introduces iPhone data recovery solution
iMobie has introduced PhoneRescue, an iPhone data recovery solution for Mac OS X and Windows. It can retrieve the most commonly used personal data and multimedia files directly from an iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. According to the folks at iMobie, the software lets you recover photos, messages, music, playlists and up to 22 types of data on any iDevice or even from an encrypted iTunes backup. You can retrieve lost photos, messages, call history, voicemail, Safari bookmarks, music, videos, books, and more. iMobie says you can recover iOS data without having your iDevice at hand. PhoneRescue is available for US$49.90 for Mac OS X and Windows users from iMobie (http://www.imobie.com/).
Jun 27
LocknCharge announces new charging, storage classroom cart
Mobile device management specialist LocknCharge (www.lockncharge.com) has announced a new and more compact Carrier 30 Cart, a solution for storing, charging and protecting mobile devices in schools.  Expected to ship this fall, steel cart is designed to adapt to a school’s changes in mobile technology. It's compatible with the iPad, Chromebook, tablet and laptop devices of all sizes. The Carrier 30 Cart enables simultaneous charging of up to 30 devices. The large well inside the cart holds up to six baskets of five devices and is designed to enable several people to access it at once. The Carrier 30 Cart requires one standard power outlet to plug in the cart. The suggested price for one cart, which comes with a lifetime warranty, is US$1,799, and volume discounts are available. Carry Baskets and a secure floor anchor kit to lock the cart in place are optional add-ons sold separately.
 
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