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May 16
CS Odessa announces Logistic Dashboard addition to ConceptDraw...
CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has released a new addition to the ConceptDraw Solution Park for ConceptDraw Pro: the Logistic Dashboard Solution, a complement to the Logistics Flow Chart Solution. The Logistic Dashboard solution ($49) extends ConceptDraw PRO functionality to quickly build dashboards that display Key Performance Indicators (KPI) of a company’s products or services. The solution provides a collection of predesigned vector logistic symbols, pictograms, objects, and clipart suitable for creation of Logistics Dashboards that reflect the logistics activities and processes of an enterprise or firm. The solution can depict a company’s supply chain, logistics planning, and the stages of goods movement from the seller to buyer. ConceptDraw Pro 11 is compatible with macOS and Microsoft Windows. It’s included in ConceptDraw Office 4, which retails for $499.
May 16
FontAgent delivers object-based font server
Insider Software (www.insidersoftware.com) has announced FontAgent Server 7, which it says is “the world's only object-based font server and the most advanced solution for organizing, optimizing, distributing and tracking font collections.” 
It's built on FontFlex technology, which brings object-based font management performance, scalability, flexibility, power and simplicity to organizations of any size. It integrates the basic objects of font management--fonts, sets, users, groups, font licenses and directories--into a firm foundation for enterprise font management, according to Insider Software. Admins then invite users, and import and assign fonts. FontAgent Server does the rest, making sure that everyone gets the fonts they're supposed to have, and that the organization stays in compliance. To ease administration, admins can define sets of fonts and organize users into role, team or project-based groups. FontAgent Server 7 is available via cloud subscription or on-premise...
May 16
KeyCue 8.4 offers improved compatibility with macOS Sierra
Ergonis Software (www.ergonis.com) has released KeyCue 8.4, a new version of the company's keyboard shortcut cheat sheet. It displays an instant overview of the currently available keyboard shortcuts; application-specific menu shortcuts as well as system-wide hotkeys and user-defined shortcut descriptions. Version 8.4 improves compatibility with macOS Sierra and offers enhanced compatibility with third-party products and overall stability. KeyCue 8.4 requires macOS 10.6 or newer. The upgrade is free for anyone who owns a license for KeyCue 8 or purchased a license for KeyCue 7 on or after March 1, 2015. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. For new users, the price is $19.99. A demo is available for download.
May 16
Sal Soghoian to host CMD-D: Masters of Automation Conference
Sal Soghoian has announced the first-ever CMD-D: Masters of Automation Conference (pronounced “Command-D") on Wednesday, Aug 9, in Santa Clara, California. It’s for anyone who uses automation, creates automation or develops software. Registration is now underway (http://www.cmddconf.com). CMD-D is designed for anyone who uses automation, creates automation or develops software. Attendees will learn about powerful automation capabilities hiding in plain sight, user-friendly Automator power-tricks, the latest developments for cutting-edge dual-platform automation for macOS and iOS, and more. For those who are new to automation, a Scripting Boot Camp is also being planned for Aug. 8. "I'm really excited about CMD-D," says Soghoian, conference co-founder and user-automation expert. "For the past twenty years, I've met and taught great people, doing amazing things with Apple's automation technologies. Bringing everyone together can only lead to even more creative solutions and...
May 16
Noodlesoft releases Hazel 4.1 for the Mac
Noodlesoft has rolled out Hazel 4.1 a feature update to their housekeeping utility for macOS. The upgrade features smart date matching, as well as boasts a new user guide to help users to take advantage of Hazel's features. Previewing rules is now enhanced with detachable popovers and highlighting of text matches. Other features include default values for empty attributes, a new "capture date" attribute, the ability to match a file based on others in the same folder, and more. Hazel 4.1 costs $32 and can be purchased from Noodlesoft (www.noodlesoft.com). Version 4.1 is a free update for registered 4.0 users. Users with licenses for version 3 or earlier can upgrade for $10. A demo is available for download.
May 15
macOS Sierra revved to version 10.12.5
Apple has released macOS Sierra10.12.5, a minor update that focuses on bug fixes and speed improvements. According to Apple, the upgrade: ° Fixes an issue where audio may stutter when played through USB headphones; ° Enhances compatibility of the Mac App Store with future software updates; ° Adds support for media-free installation of Windows 10 Creator Update using Boot Camp. macOS Sierra 10.12.5 is a free update for all customers who have a compatible machine. The update can be downloaded using the Software Update function in the Mac App Store.
May 15
Apple announces tvOS 10.2.1
Apple has upgraded tvOS, the operating system for the Apple TV, to version 10.2.1. It offers bug fixes and performance tweaks. To install, launch the System menu and choose Software Update. The operating system was recently revved to version 10.2, which provided an accelerated scrolling feature to the Siri remote so you can scroll through lists of content faster. The update also added the TV app, which is designed to offer a unified experience for discovering and accessing TV shows and movies from multiple apps on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.  It provides one place to access TV shows and movies, as well as a place to discover new content to watch.
May 15
Apple rolls out watchOS 3.2.2
Apple has revved watchOS to 3.2.2. The upgrade focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements to the Apple Watch's operating system. The previous release (watchOS 3.2) added Theater Mode and SiriKit. The former lets Apple Watch owners disable the "rise to wake" function on the watch, but still notify them with haptic feedback of notifications without illuminating the watch display.  SiriKit enables apps to work with Siri, Apple’s “personal digital assistant,” so users can get things done with content and services using just their voice. In addition to extending Siri’s support for messaging, photo search and phone calls to more apps, SiriKit also adds support for new services, including ride booking and personal payments. watchOS 3.2.2 must be performed through the Apple Watch app on a connected iPhone, and the watch must be on the charger, and have over 50% battery remaining.
May 15
Apple releases iOS 10.3.2
Apple has released iOS 10.3.2, which offers bug fixes, security enhancements, and other improvements. iOS 10.3.2 is a free over-the-air update available to all users with a compatible iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. It can also be downloaded and installed on iOS devices using iTunes on a Mac or PC.
May 15
Jumsoft's new Money app for macOS updated to 5.1
Jumsoft (www.jumsoft.com) has announced Money 5.1, an update to their finance management app for macOS. It’s designed to help you keep control of your financial life. 
 With Money, you can oversee your account balances, track your income and spending, keep budgets, and so much more. Version 5.1 brings advanced data encryption and security, with user interface improvements that enable more detailed insights into finance. Money 5.1 requires macOS 10.12 or later. It costs $49.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Finance category.
May 15
Tray Player Lite for macOS upgraded to version 1.7
Neonway ( http://neonway.org) has released Tray Player Lite 1.7, an update of the free music player for macOS. It allows users to play audio files on their Mac. Tray Player Lite sorts through the files that users drag and drop into the app, and plays only the files that contain audio. Featuring three play modes, it supports multiple audio formats, allows users to skip to the exact spot in a track and more. Version 1.7 is a maintenance upgrade. Tray Player requires macOS 10.9 or later. It’s available at the Mac App Store.
May 15
Shaderific adds a side by side display mode
Gryphos has announced Shaderific 4.2 (http://www.shaderific.com), an update of its OpenGL ES shader development application for iOS. Shaderific helps computer science students and experienced developers to get started with OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenGL ES 3.0 shader development. The app makes it possible to write, compile and test shader programs directly on any iOS device without ever touching a laptop or desktop computer. Version 4.2 introduces a new display mode showing render view and editor side by side. Shaderific costs $9.99. It’s available at the Apple App Store.
May 12
Apple awards Corning first advanced manufacturing fund investment
Apple has announced that Corning Incorporated will receive $200 million from the company’s new Advanced Manufacturing Fund as part of the tech giant’s commitment to foster innovation among American manufacturers. The investment will support Corning’s R&D, capital equipment needs and state-of-the-art glass processing. Corning's 65-year-old Harrodsburg facility has been integral to the 10-year collaboration between these two innovative companies and will be the focus of Apple’s investment.  “Corning is a great example of a supplier that has continued to innovate and they are one of Apple's long-standing suppliers,” Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, said in a press release. “This partnership started 10 years ago with the very first iPhone, and today every customer that buys an iPhone or iPad anywhere in the world touches glass that was developed in America. We’re extremely proud of our collaboration over the years and we are investing further with Corning who has such...
May 12
Red Giant releases Universe 2.1 featuring new text effects
Red Giant has unveiled Universe 2.1, an update to its collection of GPU-accelerated plugins for editors and motion graphics artists. The upgrade offers six new tools and updates to two existing plugins. Red Giant Universe offers more than 65 tools (and counting) that run in Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, HitFilm and Magix Vegas Pro. Universe is available as an annual subscription ($99/year) or as a monthly subscription ($20/month). New Red Giant Universe customers can purchase a subscription or download a free trial at http://redgiant.com/universe.
May 12
Strata launches Design 3D CX Version 8.2 for macOS, Windows
Strata has rolled out an update to their flagship software, Design 3D CX. The update includes the addition of Publish VR, which allows designers to export their designs from Strata to virtual reality at the touch of a button, and Render VR which lets users take 360° stereoscopic images and share them on VR viewers like Google Cardboard. New users can download a free 30-day demo at Strata.com. Existing users can upgrade for $59.95.
May 11
Apple will offer iTunes on the Windows Store
Microsoft announced today at its Build developer event that Apple will bring its iTunes app to the Windows 10 Store, iTunes, is already available for Windows users, but adding it to the Windows Store will make it easier for Windows users to find the software. Also, Microsoft announced today that, with the new Xamarin Live Player, iOS developers can deploy, run, test and debug iOS apps directly from a Windows PC that runs Visual Studio. Xamarin already allowed you to develop your iOS applications in C# with the help of tools like Xamarin.iOS for Visual Studio. However, now it's not necessary to have a Mac to build and test your apps.
May 11
iMobie rolls out PhoneRescue 3.2
iMobie has announced PhoneRescue 3.2 (https://www.imobie.com/phonerescue/), a feature update to their iOS data recovery software for Mac and Windows. The upgrade offers optimizations to help iPhone and iPad users recover mistakenly deleted or lost SMS, iMessages, MMS, as well as all attachments and images, directly to Messages app of iDevice, even without a backup. PhoneRescue 3.2 is available for both macOS and Windows. A personal license is $49.99, and a family license costs $69.99.
May 11
Default Folder X 5.1.5 adds stability & supports minimized...
St. Clair Software has released Default Folder X 5.1.5 (http://www.stclairsoft.com/DefaultFolderX/index.html), an update to their utility for the Mac. It enhances the file dialogs in all macOS applications. Default Folder provides fast navigation to your files, previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Its custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Version 5.1.5 supports minimized Save dialogs and improves stability. Default Folder X 5.1.5 is a free update for existing users. It requires macOS 10.10 or higher. New licenses are $34.95; upgrades from version 4 and prior are $14.95.
May 11
DEVONtechnologies updates DEVONagent and DEVONsphere Express
DEVONtechnologies (www.devontechnologies.com) has released version 3.9.6 of its internet search and research tool DEVONagent as well as version 1.9 of its smart desktop assistant DEVONsphere Express. DEVONagent gets support for StartPage, better connectivity to DEVONthink, and workflow enhancements. DEVONsphere 1.9 supports new file formats and received a revised results list. All updates are free and recommended to all users. All editions of DEVONagent as well as DEVONsphere Express require macOS 10.9 or higher. Demos are available. Pricing is $49.95 for DEVONagent Pro, and $4.95 for DEVONagent Express. DEVONagent Lite is free, and DEVONsphere costs $ 9.95.
May 10
Microsoft launches Visual Studio 2017 for Mac
Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2017 for Mac (www.visualstudio.com). It’s a new member of the Visual Studio family, enabling developers on macOS (10.11 and higher) to build apps for mobile, web, and cloud with Xamarin and .NET Core, as well as games with Unity. Developers can use Visual Studio 2017 for Mac to develop apps for Android, macOS, iOS, tvOS, watchOS, web, and cloud. It allows users to code, debug, and diagnose. Visual Studio for Mac sports a full-featured source editor, code search and navigation, a powerful debugger, a customizable workspace, Git integration, and a rich extension system. Other features include: Roslyn-based C# IntelliSense, refactoring, analyzers, and code fixes; NuGet-based package management; Visual Studio compatible project format; MSBuild build engine; integrated unit testing; and support for F# out-of-the-box. All of the core Visual Studio for Mac downloads are free; however, professional use requires a paid subscription.
May 10
Sonnet previews the Echo Express SE III
Sonnet Technologies has announced the launch of the Echo Express SE III, the newest member of the company's Echo Express family of Thunderbolt-to-PCI Express (PCIe) expansion systems. With full support for Thunderbolt 3, the Echo Express SE III is a compact desktop device that enables the use of up to three high-performance PCIe cards with Macs equipped with Thunderbolt 3 ports. Users of Macs equipped with 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, such as the new MacBook Pro, are able to take advantage of Thunderbolt 3's 2750 MB/s of PCIe bandwidth to support the most demanding, highest-performance adapter cards, according to Robert Farnsworth, CEO of Sonnet Technologies. The Echo Express SE III features three x8 PCIe 3.0 slots, accommodates full-height, half-length+ (up to 7.75 inches long) PCIe cards, and connects them to one of the Mac's Thunderbolt 3 ports via the included 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 cable. The unit supports nearly every Thunderbolt 3- and Mac-compatible PCIe card...
May 10
Altova launches MobileTogether 3.2
Altova (http://www.altova.com) has launched MobileTogether 3.2, an update of its cross-platform mobile development framework. This release introduces over 18 t new features for building data-centric mobile apps. Features include support for NFC (near field communication), the ability to access mobile device contacts, text-to-speech functionality, numerous enhancements for table and chart creation, and much more. According to Alexander Falk, CEO and president of Altova, are are some highlights: ° NFC is a set of communication protocols that allow two devices to exchange messages when within a few centimeters of proximity. Android Push is now also supported. MobileTogether now supports pushing and receiving NFC messages including text, URI, MIME media, application records, and more. ° Access mobile device contacts: Apps built in MobileTogether can now access information from the user's contacts stored on the device, which is useful, for example, when a user wants to send something via...
May 10
SMTPit Pro, a FileMaker plug-in, revved to version 5.5
CNS Plug-ins has released SMTPit Pro 5.5, an upgrade of its FileMaker plug-in. The new version is compatible with the just-released FileMaker Pro 16. SMTPit Pro 5.5 also has a few bug fixes and brings in many updates from other CNS Plug-ins. It's available immediately at http://www.smtpitpro.com/ for both macOS and Windows. You can download a demo copy of the plug-in to test it out before purchasing. If you purchased SMTPit Pro anytime from May 9, 2016 until now, you can install this latest version free of charge. If you purchased SMTPit Pro anytime between May 9, 2015, and May 8, 2016, you can renew your license for 50% off the current price. If you purchased SMTPit Pro anytime before May 9, 2015, you can renew your license for 25% off the current price. SMTPit Pro prices range from a single-user license for $65 to a world license for $1,095 (which includes a free server license). A server license of SMTPit Pro for use with FileMaker Pro Server/Server Advanced is $595. A developer's...
May 10
FmPro Migrator 8.23 offers automated access to FileMaker 16...
com Solutions Inc. has released FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition 8.23 (http://tinyurl.com/yhzahuk) with support for FileMaker Pro Advanced 16. Users of Microsoft Access databases can solve their endemic data corruption and 2GB file size problems by upgrading to FileMaker 16 with the release of FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition 8.23. FmPro Migrator is a stand-alone application that migrates FileMaker Pro databases to MySQL, Oracle, Access, SQL Server, Sybase, DB2, OpenBase and more. FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition 8.23 supports FileMaker Pro Advanced 11-16 on macOS and Windows. It’s priced at $600 per developer.
May 09
Troi releases Troi File Plug-in 9.0 for FileMaker Pro 16
Troi has released Troi File Plug-in 9.0 for FileMaker Pro 16. It's a tool for getting access to information outside the FileMaker Pro database. Any files or folders stored on the computer can be accessed through the functions of the plug-in. Version 9.0 is compatible with the just released FileMaker Pro 16. A fully functional demo version of Troi File Plug-in 9.0 is available for downloading at Troi's website (https://www.troi.com/products/fileplugin/). Licenses cost $99 per user. The upgrade is free for users who bought a license for Troi File Plug-in on or after May 10, 2016. Eligible users will be sent a new registration. Contact Tro if you haven’t received yours after May 12. Upgrades from licenses bought before May 10, 2016, are available from $59 per user. Upgrade prices for other licenses can be found on the Troi website.
May 09
FileMaker Inc. debuts the FileMaker 16 Platform
FileMaker, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, has released the FileMaker 16 Platform (http://www.filemaker.com/r/16), the latest version of its custom app platform that includes everything needed to create, share, and run custom apps for business teams.  The FileMaker 16 Platform packs “powerful, sophisticated new features that help teams solve business problems quickly and easily,” says Ann Monroe, vice president of worldwide marketing, FileMaker, Inc. These enhancements allow users to create great apps that work across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web, she adds. The FileMaker 16 Platform adds animations and transitions with scripts that provide visual cues to help orient users as they navigate through their custom apps on the FileMaker Go app. Enhanced signature capture for the FileMaker Go app allows users to sign documents on iPad and iPhone just as they would on a paper form. The FileMaker 16 Platform lets you exchange data with other web services and applications...
May 09
Timing 2 brings automatic time and productivity tracking to macOS
Daniel Alm has launched Timing 2, an update to his time tracking application for macOS. It records how much time the user has spent on apps, documents and websites. This data can then be used to analyze one's productivity, essential for billing hours. Version 2.0 introduces a completely new interface, automatic productivity score estimation, and the ability to automatically detect blocks of time that belong together, for even more accurate time sheets. Timing 2 requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It’s offered in three variants on the developer's website (https://timingapp.com). The "Productivity" edition ($29) tracks all details on how apps are used. The "Professional" edition adds support for creating tasks, manual start/stop timers and has reporting functionality. The "Expert" edition comes with more filtering options, customized reports, and AppleScript support.
May 09
UAG rolls out new iPad case
Urban Armor Gear (www.urbanarmorgear.com) has announced its latest Metropolis Series case for Apple's new iPad. Engineered to provide maximum protection with minimal weight, UAG's Metropolis Series case features 360-degrees of coverage with a folio smart cover that doubles as a stand, and fuses an impact-resistant soft core with durable corner bumpers for complete drop and shock protection. UAG's design allows full access to the touchscreen and volume buttons, with oversized ports for compatibility with third party charging and headphone cables. As with all UAG products, the cases for Apple's latest iPad are independently tested to meet or exceed US Military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G-516.6) and engineered to enhance the utility of your device while protecting it from the hard knocks of a mobile lifestyle, according to Michael McVerry, senior marketing manager. The Metropolis Series Case for the 2017 iPad costs $59.95 an is available in black, red and blue.
May 09
ProtectStar launches Camera Guard Professional 2017 for macOS
ProtectStar (https://www.protectstar.com) has introduced Camera Guard Professional 2017, a new safety software product for macOS. The app is designed to ensure that no hacker, spy or malware can observe you or listen in on you, according to Chris Bohn, CEO of ProtectStar. With a single click, not only the camera, but also the microphone will be completely protected, he adds. Camera Guard Professional 2017 requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It’s available in a free version and a $29 pro version. The former offers protection of the webcam; the latter adds protection of the microphone.
May 09
PopChar turns 30
Ergonis Software (www.ergonis.comc) is celebrating its 15th anniversary combined with the 30th anniversary of PopChar, offering huge savings for a limited time. PopChar X is the company's macOS compatible tool for finding and inserting special characters and exploring fonts. In celebration of these anniversaries, customers can save 45% off the regular price when ordering a license for PopChar, Typinator, or KeyCue before May 24.
May 09
Project Planning Pro for macOS updated to version 2.7.6
I2E Consulting (https://www.i2econsulting.com/) has announced Project Planning Pro 2.7.6, an update to their project and task management app for macOS. The app is designed to offer complete project mobility, and is available on macOS, iOS, and Android devices. Users can quickly create a project plan. Version 2.7.6 brings the ability to sync projects between iOS and macOS device using the same iCloud account, as well as bug and crash fixes. Project Planning Pro 2.7.6 requires macOS 10.10 or later. It costs $34.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Business category.
May 08
Apple updates Workflow to version 1.7.4
Workflow has been updated to version 1.7.4, re-introducing features that were removed when Apple acquired the software, as well as adding new Apple Music actions. For example, it restores the Google Chrome and Pocket actions. You can add music to your Up Next queue with the Add Music to Up Next and Clear Up Next actions. Get Distance now supports getting the distance from a specified location. The order of items passed from a Dictionary action to Choose from List is now preserved. There are also other bug fixes and minor additions.
May 08
Cyberduck 6 adds support for secure Cryptomator vaults
Cyberduck (https://cryptomator.org/coop/cyberduck_en.html) — a FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure & OneDrive and OpenStack Swift, donation-ware browser for macOS and Windows -- has been revved to version 6. It adds transparent, client-side encryption support to secure your data on any server or cloud storage. The new encryption feature is based on the concepts and work of Cryptomator, which encrypts file contents and names using AES. All vaults either created by Cyberduck, Cryptomator or their mobile apps for iOS and Android are fully interoperable. Previously, Cryptomator vaults could only be used with files on your local hard disk, limiting access to Dropbox or Google Drive services where data is locally synchronized with their client applications. With Cryptomator support in Cyberduck 6, you can create secure vaults on any server or cloud storage available through the the broad protocol support in Cyberduck – including Amazon S3, Backblaze B2,...
May 08
Ockham for macOS revved to version 2.0
KnowledgeMiner Software has announced Ockham 2.0 for macOS. It’s an upgrade of the app for performing sensitivity analyses for a high number of model parameters. It’s designed to be a valuable tool in academic research and for industry practitioners across a wide spectrum of disciplines including, but not limited to, environmental engineers, pharmaceutical scientists, oil and gas reservoir simulation engineers, government agencies and local authorities. Ockham 2.0 starts at $15 and is available worldwide exclusively through the KnowledgeMiner Software website (http://www.knowledgeminer.eu). A demo is available for download.
May 05
BatchOutput for Microsoft Excel gets improved default printer...
Zevrix Solutions has announced BatchOutput XLS 2.4.1, a feature update to its output automation solution for Microsoft Excel. The utility automates printing and exporting of multiple spreadsheets to PDF and allows users to perform professional PDF production directly from Excel. Version 2.4.1 ensures that if a default printer is selected in Mac's system preferences, BatchOutput XLS will restores this choice after the processing of Excel documents is done. 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 10.6-10.12 and Microsoft Excel 2008, 2011 and 2016.
May 05
MacXDVD Software upgrades MacXDVD Ripper Pro
MacXDVD Software has announced an update to MacXDVD Ripper Pro (http://tinyurl.com/my52hvh), its DVD ripping solution for macOS. It can “rip” protected/homemade DVDs. The upgrade sports a revamped title-identifying mechanism, it will correctly find the main title of the latest released movies, 99-title DVD, TV shows disc, workout/exercise DVD or Japanese disc. MacXDVD Ripper Pro costs $39.95; a demo is available for download.
May 04
Fifth developer beta of tvOS 10.2.1 available
Apple has released a fifth developer beta of tvOS 10.2.1. It can be be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center. It includes bug fixes and security improvements in the operating system.
May 04
WaterField launches the Bolt Crossbody tablet, laptop bag
WaterField Designs has debuted the Bolt Crossbody, a slim-profile vertical laptop bag designed for commuters, professionals and adventure seekers. Available in three sizes to fit MacBooks, iPads and other devices, each Bolt includes a built-in, padded laptop-tablet sleeve, an Apple Pencil slot and several pockets. The bag holds a day's necessities, MacBook or iPad, water bottle, wallet and travel documents. An extra wide, zippered opening allows access to the main compartment that houses a padded laptop sleeve, and simple pockets to keep the Apple Pencil and smaller items accessible. A premium leather flap closes with a silent magnetic snap over an expandable front pocket. Inside, a hidden scratch-free Ultrasuede hutch cradles an iPhone 7 or a similarly-sized smartphone. For frequently-used items, a body-side pocket closes with a self-locking zipper for added security. The Crossbody's gold, water-resistant lining boosts visibility of bag contents. An adjustable shoulder strap can be...
May 04
B-Eng releases System Bar for macOS
B-Eng has launched System Bar (http://www.b-eng.ch/app/system-bar/), a low impact system monitoring utility for macOS. It shows the main system information at a glance in a single bar, that can be freely customized and positioned anywhere on the screen. Colors, size and fonts are freely adjustable. The utility shows the time on an analog clock face, CPU usage, used memory and available disk space. A right click reveals the top resource heavy CPU processes and grants direct access to the Activity Monitor. System Bar requires macOS 10.12 and costs $1.99.
May 04
iSMARTtrain for macOS adds new data graphs, improved swim...
Yellow Field Technologies has rolled out iSMARTtrain 4.1, an update to the macOS training journal application for multi-sport and endurance athletes. It allows endurance athletes to download training data, such as heart rate, cadence, speed and power, from a variety of heart rate monitors and power meters and analyze it in graph, table and list formats. Version 4.1 contains new data graphs, improved swim analysis and bug fixes, including support for more devices. iSMARTtrain 4.1 is available from Yellow Field Technologies’ website or the Mac App Store. It costs $49.95. A free demo version, limited to 20 entries, is available for download (www.http://ismarttrain.com).
May 04
Reggie Ashworth releases AppDelete 4.3.3
Reggie Ashworth has released AppDelete 4.3.3 (http://www.reggieashworth.com/appdelete), an update to the application deletion utility for macOS (10.7 or higher). Via drag and drop it will uninstall anything along with all of the associated items. Version 4.3.3 sports a new icon and graphics, a new App Reset tool, a new Clear Logs tool, an improved search algorithm, and an improved window design. It costs $7.99 for a single user license. Upgrades from App Delete Lite are $3.99. A demo is available for download.
May 03
Strata Brings VR to designers with inStudio VR
Strata has introduced inStudio VR (https://www.strata.com/strata-instudio-vr/), its latest model visualization app for Mac and Windows. It allows 3D designers to import their models straight from Strata 3D CX and other design applications to a virtual reality environment. From the app, users can stage, view, and alter their models using motion controls in different settings like a kitchen, living room, or retail store. inStudio VR talks directly to Strata's desktop design app, Design 3D CX (pricing starts at $595). Users of other 3D design applications can experience their designs with inStudio VR's industry standard file support. The SE version of inStudio VR for HTC Vive is available directly from Strata's website, or from the Steam Store free for a limited time.
May 03
Econ Technologies announces MacTech Pro Events National...
Econ Technologies (https://www.econtechnologies.com/) is the latest National Sponsor to join the MacTech Pro (http://pro.mactech.com/) events team. The company has signed on to sponsor regional events planned for locations throughout the U.S. for 2017. MacTech Pro events offer a learning opportunity for technicians and consultants who earn their living supporting Apple Technologies. Established in 1984, MacTech Magazine is the only monthly magazine focused on Apple at the technical level. "MacTech Pro events are a great match for our ChronoSync family of apps and give us a great outlet to build relationships with Techs and Consultants working in the field" says Duilio Proni, President of Econ Technologies. "The MacTech Pro events curriculum is a valuable resource and we want to be a part of that discussion!" Econ, as a National Sponsor, will be attending the Orlando, Florida event on Aug. 9, 2017, in addition to supporting the events in Atlanta, Georgia, Washington, D.C, Denver,...
May 03
AKVIS rolls out the Provence Frame Collection
AKVIS has released a new Provence Pack ($17) that includes 100 romantic picture frames. It allows you to embellish your pictures with rustic French accents. To use AKVIS frame packs, you need to have installed one of following programs installed: AKVIS Frames (free) or AKVIS ArtSuite ($39). They’re compatible with macOS 10.7 and higher.
May 02
Apple reports second quarter fiscal results
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2017 second quarter that ended April 1, 2017. The company posted quarterly revenue of $52.9 billion and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.10. These results compare to revenue of $50.6 billion and earnings per diluted share of $1.90 in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 65 percent of the quarter’s revenue. “We are proud to report a strong March quarter, with revenue growth accelerating from the December quarter and continued robust demand for iPhone 7 Plus,” said CEO Tim Cook. “We’ve seen great customer response to both models of the new iPhone 7 (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition and we’re thrilled with the strong momentum of our Services business, with our highest revenue ever for a 13-week quarter. Looking ahead, we are excited to welcome attendees from around the world to our annual Worldwide Developers Conference next month in San Jose.” Apple also announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an...
May 02
Logitech releases SLIM FOLIO iPad case
Logitech has announced the Logitech SLIM FOLIO, an integrated Bluetooth keyboard and case for the new fifth-generation 9.7-inch iPad. The Logitech SLIM FOLIO gives you comfortable and fast typing, says Michele Hermann, vice president of mobility at Logitech. The keys are large, well-spaced and stretched from edge-to-edge, so your hands won’t feel crowded, he adds. A full row of iOS shortcut keys put iPad control at your fingertips, so you can switch between apps, bring up the search function, go to the home screen, and control the volume, directly from the keyboard. The typing angle of the Logitech SLIM FOLIO has been optimized to provide the most comfortable screen angle when typing on the desk, or viewing content on your lap. The Logitech SLIM FOLIO locks your iPad in position and stays firmly in place, even when typing on uneven surfaces. The Logitech SLIM FOLIO uses Bluetooth LE to connect to your iPad, and automatically self-activates every time you put your tablet into the...
May 02
ChronoSync Technology preview, maintenance updates available
Econ Technologies (www.econtechnologies.com) has made ChronoSync Version 4.7.7-ALT available for preview. This preview version is capable of multiple, concurrent file operations. ChronoSync 4.7.6 and ChronoAgent 1.6.2 updates are also available. ChronoSync is the complete sync, backup, and bootable backup app for the Mac. ChronoAgent allows any Mac to accept direct, secure connections from any ChronoSync Mac or any InterConneX iOS device.
May 01
New beta of macOS 10.12.5 available for developers
Apple has seeded the fifth developer beta of macOS 10.12.5 for developers. The new beta versions can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.
May 01
Tynker launches two courses to support Apple's ‘Everyone...
Tynker (https://www.tynker.com), a company that’s has introduced more than 50 million kids to computer programming through game-like learning activities and courses, has announced two new courses—Space Cadet and Dragon Spells—to support the Everyone Can Code program from Apple. These free courses, available through the Tynker iPad app, allow students to solve coding puzzles and create do-it-yourself projects using Tynker’s visual code blocks and the Swift programming language. Tynker’s Space Cadet and Dragon Spells courses are incorporated into the Get Started with Code 1 and Get Started with Code 2 teacher guides, available for free on iBooks. The new courses allow students to seamlessly transition to the Swift programming language within the Tynker app, enabling students to become familiar with Swift syntax early on, says Krishna Vedati, co-founder and CEO of Tynker. The guides are designed to help teachers effectively teach computer science in a way that combines offline “...
May 01
ERPScan introduces SAP Cybersecurity Framework
EAS-SEC, a non-profit organization focused on enterprise application security, with the support of ERPScan, a provider of business application security products and services, has released the SAP Cybersecurity Framework (http://tinyurl.com/kj8j5m2), which is designed to combine predictive, preventive, detective and response measures. The Framework consists of 20 categories, each describes specific protection processes (e.g. asset management, incident management, or threat intelligence). All are in line with industry recognized frameworks and approaches from NIST, SANS, ISO, CIS, but reflects the specifics of ERP systems, says Alexander Polyakov, president of EAS-SEC. The Framework implements Gartner's approach to adaptive security architecture in the area of ERP security. It defines four categories for SAP protection processes: predictive, preventive, detective and responsive. You can download the EAS-SEC SAP Security Framework to set up a solid ERP cybersecurity foundation within...
 

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