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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...
Jul 06
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III gets new map, more
Feral Interactive (www.feralinteractive.com) says Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III for macOS and Linux, originally developed by Relic Entertainment for Windows PC, has been updated with a free content update. You can take your battle plans to another level with a new map, doctrines, skins and modes for Dawn of War III.  You can update your game for free or buy Dawn of War III from the Feral Store. It requires macOS 10.12 4 or higher and costs $44.99.
Jul 06
Maintain serves up Cocktail 10.4 (Sierra Edition)
Maintain has announced Cocktail 10.4 (Sierra Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running macOS Sierra. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. Version 10.4 adds the ability to perform essential system maintenance with a click of a button. It also fixes compatibility issues with macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and contains a number of other bug fixes and interface improvements. Cocktail (Sierra Edition) requires macOS Sierra 10.12 to run. It costs $19 for a single user license and is available for download from the Maintain website (http://www.maintain.se/cocktail).
Jul 06
PhoneRescue 3.4 users can now download and restore iCloud...
iMobie has rolled out PhoneRescue 3.4, an update to their iOS data recovery software for Mac and Windows users. Fully supporting the latest iOS 11, users can now download and restore iCloud backups in iOS 10.3 or later. With a tweaked user interface, PhoneRescue 3.4 also offers a choice for users to flexibly download what they want for recovery. You can can buy PhoneRescue from iMobie online store (http://tinyurl.com/y89jzsxd). A personal license costs $49.99, and a family license is $69.99.
Jul 05
Apple posts new iOS 10.3.3 and macOS 10.12.6 betas
Apple has released the sixth iOS 10.3.3 beta and the sixth macOS 10.12.6 beta. They’re available in both developer and public betas. 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. The developer version can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center.
Jul 05
DRM M4V Converter for macOS, Windows revved to version 2.0
DRmare has revved DRM M4V Converter, an iTunes DRM removal tool for macOS (10.8 and higher) and Windows, to version 2.0. It’s designed to help iTunes users control and enjoy their digital media more easily and freely by completely removing DRM from iTunes videos and converting the M4V movies, TV shows and iTunes Extras to DRM-free formats and popular devices for playback. Version 2.0 reportedly features 30X faster speed in converting iTunes M4V to the lossless MP4 format. DRM M4V Converter costs $44.95 for a single-user license and $89.95 for an unlimited license with “lifelong” free software upgrades. It’s available at the DRmare Online Store (http://www.drmare.com).
Jul 05
AirBeamTV now supports video file playback from Masc to Smart TVs
AirBeamTV has launched version 2.0 of their macOS screen mirroring apps for smart and connected TVs. The apps support all major TV brands, including Samsung, Sony, LG, Panasonic, Philips, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku and Chromecast. Users now have the option to play video files directly from Macs to TV. The new modern user interface provides a better look and feel, and easier and faster access to all the settings, according to Jan van Ottele, co-founder and CEO of AirBeamTV. The 2.0 upgrade is free for existing AirBeamTV customers. For new users the cost is $9.99. The app requires macOS 10.10 or higher and is available at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/y9ogcpzn).
Jul 05
Screenshot Auto-Rename for macOS now lets you select a default...
The Software Hub (http://www.the-software-hub.com) has announced Screenshot Auto-Rename 1.3, an update to its screenshot capturing utility for macOS. It will name your screenshot according to the snapped window's name, or alternatively gives you the option to manually choose the destination folder and rename the screenshot before it is saved. If you don't want to save the screenshot, you can snap it directly to your clipboard. In version 1.3, users can now select their default folder. Screenshot Auto-Rename 1.3 requires macOS 10.6 or later. It costs $5.99 and is available at the Mac App Store in the Productivity category.
Jul 05
Graphic Inspector can now search images by bit depth
Zevrix Solutions has announced Graphic Inspector 2.3, a feature update to company's quality control solution for images and vector files. The utility is deigned to solve the problem of quickly finding files with specific resolution, color, spot channels, fonts and other attributes. The app can also search metadata, report image compression, and save search criteria in workflow specific presets. Version 2.3 lets users find images with specific bit depth and adds a new search operator for numeric values. Graphic Inspector can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $19.95. It’s free with purchase of PDF Checkpoint or InPreflight Pro for Adobe InDesign. A demo is available for download. Version 2.3 is a free update for users of version 2.x and $10 for earlier versions. Graphic Inspector requires macOS 10.5-10.12 (some features require macOS 10.7 or later).
Jul 05
Cisdem Data Recovery upgraded to version 4.1.0
Cisdem (www.cisdem.com) has released Cisdem Data Recovery 4.1.0, an update of their data recover software for macOS that recovers different file types from different devices. Features of the upgrade include: ° Optimized deep scan with faster scan, more files recovery and more supported formats; ° Optimized code of application to reduce memory footprint; ° The ability to show files counts of every format and category, and total size of list files to be recovered. A single user license for Cisdem Data Recovery is $49.99. A demo is available for download.
Jul 04
Happy Independence Day!
On July 4, 1776, the United States declared its independence from Britain. Today MacTech and MacNews is closed in honor of Independence Day, the Fourth of July. We hope all our readers have a great day and that peace and freedom will flourish throughout the world.
Jun 30
Apple announces donation plan for U.S. national parks
Apple has introduced new ways customers can enjoy and support America’s national parks next month. From July 1 through 15, Apple is donating $1 to the National Park Foundation for every purchase made with Apple Pay at any Apple Store, on apple.com or through the Apple Store app in the US. Apple Pay is accepted at select locations in some of the most popular national parks, from Yellowstone and Yosemite to the Grand Canyon and Muir Woods National Monument. “America’s national parks are an inspiration to us at Apple, and we know they are as important to many of our customers as they are to us,” says Apple CEO Tim Cook. “Our goal is to leave the world better than we found it, so this July we’re making it easier for anyone to help preserve the beauty of our natural, cultural and historical treasures.” Proceeds will support the National Park Foundation’s mission to help protect and preserve national parks through conservation projects and other initiatives, as well as inspire the next...
Jun 30
LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Now Can Open Images, Reveal in...
Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.1, a feature update to company's workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The tool allows to speed up processing and reduce the size of InDesign links by eliminating excess image data. The software can also perform image adjustments, convert file formats and help repurpose InDesign documents for web and mobile devices. Version 5.1 lets users open images with an app of user's choice and reveal them in Finder directly from LinkOptimizer. LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $259.95 (there's a "lite" version for $179.95. A demo is available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires Mac OS X 10.7-10.12 and Adobe InDesign/Photoshop CS5-CC 2017.
Jun 30
Hydra 4.1 brings new color grading for improved HDR results on...
Creaceed (http://www.creaceed.com/) has updated Hydra, a macOS tool for HDR image creation, to version 4.1. The upgrade features an improved tone mapper with a new color grading technique. Hydra is a software that gives human eye perception to photography by creating high dynamic range (HDR) images from a series of regular photographies. The software uses a number of regular photographs with different expositions (darker and lighter photos) to create one that’s closer to what one's eye can see. Hydra 4.1 requires macOS 10.11 or higher and is available for $24.99 for a limited time instead of the regular price of $49.99. A demo is available for download.
 

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ICEY (Games)
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Legacy of Discord celebrates its 1 year...
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