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Sep 17
'MacVoices' looks at the iOS 9 version of JAMF's...
On the new MacVoices TV, host Chuck Joiner talks with Jason Wudi, the chief technology officer for JAMF Software, about the iOS 9 version of Casper Suite. It's designed to help IT professionals deploy apps and protect corporate assets in an enterprise or large educational institution setting. With Casper, it doesn’t matter if a user has a company iPhone or iPad or if they're in the bring-your-own-device camp. Wudi talks about Apple’s often un-sung efforts in the enterprise market and their part in helping users enjoy the benefits of a new iOS as soon as they can download it. You can watch the video here ( Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices, part of The MacVoices Group.
Sep 16
iTunes 12.3 ready for iOS 9, OS X El Capitan
Apple has posted iTunes 12.3, which adds support for iOS 9 and Mac OS X El Capitan, which is coming later this month. According to Apple, the upgrade also: ° Offers improved Apple Music accessibility with VoiceOver; ° Resolves a problem that prevented ordering of songs within Up Next; ° Fixes a problem where some radio stations did not appear within Recently Played; ° Addresses an issue where songs you loved on iOS did not appear loved on iTunes; ° Supports two-factor authentication to secure your Apple ID; ° Includes improvements to overall stability and performance. You can download iTunes 12.3 via the Software Update option in the Mac App Store or from the iTunes website.
Sep 16
iOS 9 now available for download
Apple has released iOS 9. It can be downloaded free via iTunes or as an over-the-air update through the Software Update function in iOS's Settings app. To install it, you'll need to be using (at least) an iPhone 4s, iPad 2, or fifth-generation iPod touch. iOS 9 will come preloaded on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, launching on Sept. 25, and the iPad Pro, coming in November.
Sep 16
Tim Cook to meet with India's prime minister
Apple CEO Tim Cook is among several CEOs slated to meet with Norendra Modi, Indian's prime minister, when the PM visits the U.S. later this month, reports The Economic Times ( An Apple spokesperson confirmed that a meeting between its Cook and Modi will take place. However, the spokesperson declined to comment on topics of discussion. The prime minister will be keen to showcase initiatives such as "Make in India" and "Digital India" and persuade the maker of iPhones and iPads to invest in manufacturing and research & development (R&D) in India, says The Economic Times. For its part, Apple has "become increasingly conscious of India's importance as a market," the article adds.
Sep 16
Apple delays watchOS 2
watchOS 2 was due for release today. However, Apple has delayed it due to a bug. The company hasn't said exactly what the issue is. However, in a statement ( to the press, Apple says: "We have discovered a bug in development of watchOS 2 that is taking a bit longer to fix than we expected. We will not release watchOS 2 today but will shortly."
Sep 16
Three iOS 9 security tips you can use
Apple is releasing iOS 9 today, and Norton has shared Norton wanted to share iOS 9 security best practices. While Apple devices and operating systems have a reputation for strong security, 84 percent of mobile vulnerabilities discovered last year were on iOS according to the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report. In fact, a recent malware family called KeyRaider compromised a record number of user accounts on jailbroken iPhones. Following are three iOS 9 security tips you can use to safeguard your personal information (for more information go to ° Use a strong, unique Apple ID password. Apple’s new iOS 9 now requires a six-digit passcode rather than four-digits. This, paired with a strong Apple ID password that uses letters, numbers and symbols, will make it harder for criminals to guess passwords and help protect users’ data. ° Enable Two-factor authentication. In iOS 9 two-factor authentication, an extra layer of security, is extended to iTunes...
Sep 16
iOS 8 now running on 87 percent of compatible devices
An update on Apple's developer web page ( says that iOS 8 is now running on 87 percent of compatible devices. iOS 7 is running on 11 percent, while all other versions combined account for two percent. iOS 9 is due to be released today. Around this time last year, when iOS 7 was about to be replaced by iOS 8, adoption for Apple's current-generation operating system is down three points.
Sep 16
The latest iOS apps for Sept. 16
Here are some of the latest apps available at the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and/or Apple Watch. SmartWired has launched Smart Spark: Ignite Your Child's Learning Potential. It's a free tool for parents to help their children (and themselves) understand how to best learn and communicate. Maysalward has announced Aliens Invasion VR. It's a free virtual reality (VR) shooter game. The gameplay puts the player in a 360 degree environment, flying an F16 to save Earth from aliens by simply staring at the waves of alien UFOs headed to destroy Pisa, Paris, and New York. Migoi Studios introduces Pitchers: Endless Arcade Bartending. As a bartender in the free game, you have to keep the drinks flowing and your patrons happy.
Sep 16
CS Odessa announces IDEF Business Process Diagrams Solution
CS Odessa ( has announced IDEF Business Process Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw Pro 10. It provides individuals with new libraries and objects to assist in IDEF process definition. Libraries in the new solution include support for IDEF0 and IDEF3 standards. ConceptDraw’s IDEF Business Process Diagrams solution is designed for individuals who capture and record business processes and system architecture. The solution contains four libraries that include a selection of vector stencils, allowing you to create business process diagrams of any complexity. IDEF is a standardized descriptive language designed to describe systems and software engineering tasks. IDEF spans many uses including functional modeling, data simulation, object-oriented analysis, and knowledge acquisition. IDEF0 and IDEF3 libraries have been added to ConceptDraw PRO as a paid solution ($25 USD). These new additions to the ConceptDraw Solution Park are for current users of ConceptDraw Pro 10,...
Sep 16
'MacVoices' offers a look behind the scenes of Rindle
On the new MacVoices TV, host Chuck Joiner talks with Brian Faust and Tom Planer, the co-founders of Rindle, a soon-to-be project management application. They talk about how they're building the software that they want to use, and that they believe others will too. Publicity, feedback from potential users and product vision, as well as funding, integration with other products, and the business aspects of a start-up are all part of the conversation. You can watch the video here ( Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices, part of The MacVoices Group.
Sep 15
Viper SmartStart 4.0 now lets you control your car from your...
The Viper SmartStart 4.0 app is now available for the Apple Watch and Android Wear, allowing drivers to start, control, and locate their vehicle from virtually anywhere using their smartwatch. The iOS version is available in the Apple App Store. Viper SmartStart 4.0 works with virtually any after-market car, allowing drivers to talk to or tap on their smartwatch to find, lock, unlock, and remotely start their vehicle, as well as manage alerts. Drivers can follow turn-by-turn directions back to their car, pop their trunk, hit the panic button, and receive low battery alerts all from their wrist. "Have your watch guide you to your car. Tap your wrist to unlock your doors. Say the word and your engine starts. Wearable technology has the potential to connect drivers to their cars like never before," says Frank DeMartin, senior vice president of Product Development and Engineering for Viper. "Viper SmartStart 4.0 capitalizes on that potential and offers drivers unprecedented control of...
Sep 15
PrintLife 3 for Mac OS X gets complete redesign
Chronos has launched PrintLife 3, an update of the tool for creating print projects on Mac OS X (10.10 and higher). According to Robert McCullough, Vice President of Sales at Chronos, It's "been completely redesigned to make it easier than ever to use." In addition, the interface has been streamlined to maximize the size of the design canvas. PrintLife 3 includes an array of new features for creating first-class print projects. PrintLife has a project for every occasion including greeting cards, collages, labels, letterhead, gift tags, contact summaries, certificates, photo pages, CD labels, raffle tickets, fax covers, activity lists, flyers, jewel cases, file folder tabs, invoices, activity summaries, invitations, posters, envelopes, name badges, and contact lists. PrintLife comes with 700+ print project templates, 155+ business card templates, and 300+ label templates to help users get quick and professional results. PrintLife supports 3,200+ stocks including those from Avery,...
Sep 15
BatchOutput for Microsoft PowerPoint now supports Office 2016
Zevrix Solutions has announced BatchOutput PPT 2.2, a compatibility update to its output automation solution for Microsoft PowerPoint on Mac OS X. BatchOutput PPT automates printing and exporting of PowerPoint multiple documents to PDF, and allows users to carry out professional PDF production directly from PowerPoint. The app offers batch processing, image downsampling, PDF security, variable file names and other essential options. The new version introduces support for Microsoft Office 2016. BatchOutput PPT can be purchased for US$39.95 from the Zevrix website (, as well as from authorized resellers and the Mac App Store. A demo is available for download. BatchOutput PPT requires Mac OS X 10.6-10.11 and Microsoft Word 2008, 2011 or 2016.
Sep 15
EPIX offering ability to download movies to watch offline
Entertainment network EPIX has announced that it will offer subscribers the ability to download hit movies directly to their mobile devices, allowing them to watch where they want, when they want - even without access to an Internet connection. Offline viewing will be available across Kindle Fire and all Apple and Android mobile devices and tablets including iPads, iPhones, and Samsung and Nexus devices. The new offering will be available this month to all EPIX subscribers, launching with a marketing campaign in partnership with affiliated distributors. The new download feature will offer EPIX’s biggest titles on demand, including hit movie franchises The Hunger Games, James Bond, and Star Trek, original documentaries and music and comedy events featuring marquee talent including Katy Perry, Craig Ferguson, Louis CK, Mark Maron and more. With this announcement, EPIX says it's the only premium service providing all its programming on all platforms and delivering more movies than any...
Sep 15
VidConvert ready for OS X El Capitan
Reggie Ashworth has rolled out VidConvert 1.6.1, an OS X El Capitan update to his video converter for Mac OS X. VidConvert is a video converter designed to make converting your videos simple and easy. It will convert just about any type of video into one of the many popular formats of today. The app allows you to create videos for your iPhone or iPad, for your Mac or TV, or formats such as DivX and MPEG. VidConvert Version 1.6.1 will run on Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, and El Capitan. It has a variety of other improvements along with El Capitan compatibility. VidConvert 1.6.1 costs US$7.99 for a single user license. A demo which creates 3 minute samples is available at the product website ( Older versions with pre-Lion support are available via the website. A Mac App Store version is also available.
Sep 15
IGG rings up iBank 5.6 for Mac OS X
IGG Software ( has announced iBank 5.6, an important update to its money management software for Mac OS X (10.9 or higher). With iBank, anyone can create budgets and control spending, increase savings and analyze investments, set goals and so much more. Version 5.6 introduces several new features as well as important bug fixes, offering better detailed payment information for online bill payments, improvements to its import engine and more. iBank 5.6 is a free upgrade for version 5.x users. A 30-day demo is available through the IGG online store. Licensed users of iBank 4 running OS X Mavericks or Yosemite may use it in trial mode, and upgrade from within version 5. Regularly priced at $59.99, the iBank 5.6 upgrade is available through IGG for iBank 4 users for $29.99. A release of iBank 5.6 via the Mac App Store will follow.
Sep 15
Apple loses leading role in mobile phone sales at physical...
Apple has lost its long-held first place in mobile phone sales at physical stores in China to domestic smartphone maker OPPO in August as consumers waited for Apple's phone launch this month, reports My Drivers, as noted by, a global investment newswire. OPPO took a 11.6% share in terms of sales volume, compared with 9.9% in July. Apple had a 11.4% share, followed by vivo's 10.82% and Samsung's 7.9%, according to My Drivers, citing a report by Sino Market Research. My Drivers is a Chinese website that covers IT industry news and product launches.
Sep 15
Mac Data Recovery Guru 3.0 adds more reliable scanning, more...
Mac OS X File Recovery has released Mac Data Recovery Guru 3.0, an update to its data recovery utility for Mac OS X. Mac Data Recovery Guru recovers all common file types from any Mac drive or volume. Select a drive and click "Scan," to see a list of all recoverable files available on the disk. Users then simply select the files they wish to recover, select a destination drive, and click "Recover." Version 3.0 offers more reliable scanning, and supports more recoverable file types. Mac Data Recovery Guru 3.0 requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher and costs US$99. It's available from the publisher's website ( A free scan-only download is also available.
Sep 14
Apple TV lottery ends; winning developers can place orders
Following last Wednesday's media event, Apple gave developers an opportunity to sign up for a lottery for an Apple TV Developer Kit. It ended today, and developers who won the lottery are now receiving invitations allowing them to purchase an Apple TV kit, reports 

The first Apple TVs could be in developers' hands by the end of this week, the article adds. Developers who were selected for the lottery are required to order by Wednesday, September 16, with orders beginning to ship out one to three days after that. Apple is providing Apple TV Developer Kits to developers at no cost, with a $1 fee being charged to verify billing and shipping addresses.
Sep 14
iFinance 4 for Mac OS X released
Synium Software has released of iFinance 4, the new version of financial tracking app for Mac OS X (10.10 or later). The upgrade sports a range of easy-to-customize charts and reports, budgets, automatic categorization, and more. iFinance supports several different banking file formats like CSV, QIF, OFX, or mt940. You can import your data by using one of these formats or retrieve your bank account transactions via OFX direct connect. (Note that not all banks support OFX direct connect). As an introductory offer, iFinance 4 is available for US$19.99, a 50% discount. A demo is available at the Synium Software website (
Sep 14
Paragon Software Group releases new English-German Dictionary
Paragon Software Group ( has added the English-German Dictionary for Dentistry Specialists and Maxillofacial Surgeons to its Operator’s Dictionary product line for professionals. The app covers the latest vocabulary – words, collocations and phrases, in the field of dentistry and maxillofacial surgery, and serves as an offline translation tool. It supports Mac OS X, iOS and Android devices. The English-German Dictionary for Dentistry Specialists and Maxillofacial Surgeons app is a translation tool for researchers, practitioners working abroad or in international hospitals, students and teachers participating in graduate dental educational programs. Most lexical units include two versions of transcription and a sound file. The English-German Dictionary for Dentistry Specialists and Maxillofacial Surgeons offers a free trial and supports iOS 7 or later, OS X 10.7 or later, and Android 2.2 or higher. The dictionary is available for and in-app purchase of US$32....
Sep 14
iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sales off to a raging start
Apple says it's on pace to beat last year's iPhone first-weekend record. Apple shares rose in premarket trading following the announcement. "Customer response to iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been extremely positive and preorders this weekend were very strong around the world," the company told CBNC ( in a statement. "We are on pace to beat last year's 10 million unit first-weekend record when the new iPhones go on sale September 25. As many customers noticed, the online demand for iPhone 6s Plus has been exceptionally strong and exceeded our own forecasts for the preorder period. We are working to catch up as quickly as we can, and we will have iPhone 6s Plus as well as iPhone 6s units available at Apple retail stores when they open next Friday."
Sep 14
M4P to MP3 Converter for Mac OS X revved to version 1.31.1
AppleMacSoft has introduced M4P to MP3 Converter 1.31.1, an update to the DRM removal software for Mac OS X. It supports converting both DRM protected and non-protected audio files to MP3, M4A (AAC), OGG, FLAC that are ready for playback on any computers or music devices like iPad, android, and any other MP3/MP4 music players, as well as for mobile phones. Version 1.31.1 has been optimized for Mac OS X Yosemite and now supports convert new Apple Music bought from Apple Music service legally. It also has a refreshed user interface, improved conversion algorithm. M4P to MP3 Converter costs approximately US$39.95 for a single-user license. A fully-functional trial version of M4P to MP3 Converter is available for download ( Users of previous versions can upgrade to version 1.31.1 for free.
Sep 11
Apple cuts iPhone prices in Brazil, but hikes iPad prices
Following Apple's latest product launch, the company cut iPhone prices in Brazil, reports Folha de São Paulo, a daily newspaper based in Brazil. The iPhone 5s (16 GB) now costs BRL 2,300 (about US$597) in the country, down 8% from BRL 2,500. The price for the 32 GB version has been cut from BRL 2,900 to BRL 2,500, says Folha de São Paulo — as noted by BrightWire,.com, a global investment newswire. The iPhone 6 now costs BRL 3,200 in the 16 GB and BRL 3,500 in the 64GB version. On the other hand, the iPad Air (16GB), which was initially sold for BRL 2,500, now costs BRL 3,500  in Brazil.
Sep 11
Fews is a new news feed app for Mac OS X
AppGeneration has released Fews - Your Essential Daily News 1.0 (, the Mac version of their free media app. With Fews, you can read news feeds from more than 25 countries, from tech blogs to local news, sports, economy and lifestyle. You can also change to HTML view and read it directly from the sources website. Fews's Notification Alerts offer a personalized way of getting the news you want. Just add keywords to it and you will be notified whenever these keywords appear in the news. Fews also brings you "The World's Headlines," a global perspective of the breaking news in different countries. It offers a way to have a quick look on what the foreign press is writing about. If you're not satisfied with the news sources that Few provides, you can add your own RSS sources. Fews - Your Essential Daily News requires OS X 10.10 or later. It's available free at the Mac App Store in the News category. The app is also available on mobile devices for iOS and Android.
Sep 11
Blackmagic Design ships DaVinci Resolve 12
Blackmagic Design says the final release of DaVinci Resolve 12, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website ( It's the latest version of the professional editing and color grading solution for individual editors working on SD, HD and Ultra HD projects. DaVince Resolve 12 features a familiar multi track timeline with context sensitive editing tools, realtime multi camera editing, asymmetric and dynamic trimming, a new mixer, audio plug-ins, keyframe animation with on screen motion paths, new media management tools and much more. Customers also get DaVinci’s image processing and color correctionm which includes advanced primary and secondary color correction, Power Windows (a new 3D tracker that follows objects as they move and change perspective over time), a 3D keyer and more — all for free. The US$995 DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio includes additional features needed by larger...
Sep 11
Apple to store Russian users data inside the country
Apple will store the personal data of its Russian users at a data center inside Russia to comply with a new law, reports the Kommersant newspaper — as noted by The Moscow Times ( The company has agreed to a partnership with Moscow-based data center operator IXcellerate, which already has a contract with U.S. online hotel booking service, the article says. As part of the agreement, the passport details of the individual making the reservation will be stored, as well as the number of the bank card used to make the purchase. The deal appears to achieve the localization of the personal data of Apple's Russian users and will bring the firm in line with a Russian law obliging all companies supplying Internet services in Russia, or targeting Russian users, to store such data inside the country by Sept. 1 this year, adds The Moscow Times.
Sep 11
Synology announces RackStation RS2416+/RS2416RP+
Synology America Corp. ( has unveiled the RackStation RS2416+/RS2416RP+, a 12-bay network-attached storage solution featuring schedulable snapshots and resilient data integrity, on-the-fly scalability up to 24 drives, as well as reliable performance suited for the modern workplace. With support for the next-generation Btrfs file system, RS2416+/RS2416RP+ offers metadata mirroring. Snapshots can be automatically captured as frequently as every five minutes, allowing businesses to go back in time and recover previous versions of files and folders. Up to 256 daily, weekly, or monthly snapshots can be retained when equipped with expanded memory. RS2416+/RS2416RP+ is equipped with a quad-core CPU, built-in AES-NI hardware encryption engine, 2GB RAM (expandable up to 6GB), and read/write-optimized SSD cache support. In addition to the standard four Ethernet ports with failover and Link Aggregation support, the RS2416RP+ variant includes redundant power supply units in order...
Sep 11
The latest iOS apps for Sept. 11
Here are some of the latest apps available at the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and/or Apple Watch. Bugart Games has announced Quby Jump. It's an US$1.99 game in which you must jump and fly over a variety of boxes. Hybrid Humans has unleashed Hop Hop Away. It's a $2.99 puzzle action game about the bunnies living in the EVOL circus. In this two-dimensional world, you must solve each level's puzzle and utilize the game's mechanics to cheer up the bunnies in their journey the best way you can. Anawiki Games has released Avalon Legends Solitaire 2. In the game, you harness the power of the cards as you travel across Avalon through 300 crafted levels of solitaire to collect the resources you need to restore the kingdom to glory. Avalon Legends Solitaire 2 is free, but does tout in-app purchases. Just in time for the rugby event of the year, Distinctive Developments has kicked off Rugby Nations 16, the latest mobile rugby simulator. In the US$4.99 game, you play as one...
Sep 11
Spitfire Audio rolls out Mural-Symphonic Strings Vol. 3
Spitfire Audio ( has released BML310 Mural-Symphonic Strings Vol. 3, the third installment in its range of evocatively-named symphonic strings virtual instrument modules for its BML (British Modular Library). BML is a longterm project to create the "greatest-sounding, deepest-sampled, and, ultimately, future-proofed living orchestral virtual instruments collection" for Native Instruments’ KONTAKT platform. It's based on "ultra-detailed, next- generation recordings of the world’s finest musicians" at London’s AIR Studios. BML310 Mural-Symphonic Strings Vol. 3 can be purchased and downloaded directly from Spitfire Audio for approximately US$615. Spitfire Audio’s free Download Manager application for Mac or PC allows you to buy now and download anytime while a full version of Native Instruments KONTAKT 5 is needed to run BML310 Mural-Symphonic Strings Vol. 3.
Sep 10
SteelSeries announces Nimbus Wireless Controller for the new...
SteelSeries has announced the SteelSeries Nimbus (, a wireless gamepad controller for the new Apple TV. It will be available in late October for US$49.95.   It packs a rechargeable battery with 40+ hours of life for extended play, a Lightning connector for rapid charging, a Menu button for instant navigation, and pressure sensitive buttons. The Nimbus also works with other iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad.
Sep 10
WaterField Designs announces new iPad Pro, iPhone 6s/6s Plus...
WaterField Designs ( has announced new cases for the iPad Pro, the Smart Keyboard, the Apple Pencil and iPhone. When it comes to the super-sized iPad, there are the Dash sleeve, Ultimate SleeveCase, Suede Jacket, Travel Express, and Outback Solo. The cases can be used on their own or can be stowed inside another. All are crafted locally in San Lightweight like the iPad Pro, the Dash offers rugged protection without the bulk. It protects the iPad (with or without the Smart Keyboard) with plush lining, impact-resistant foam and a black ballistic nylon outer shell, according to Gary Waterfield, owner of WaterField Designs. An elastic band keeps the iPad Pro securely inside, and a rear mesh pocket holds the Pencil and other light accessories or papers. Soft, scratch-free, custom-fitted Ultrasuede cradles the iPad Pro in the case. A back mesh pocket holds the Pencil along with other light accessories. Small pull-tabs help ease the iPad Pro in and out. A bottom loop helps...
Sep 10
SynciOS is new iPad/iPhone/iPod manager for the Mac
Anvsoft has released SynciOS ( It's freeware freeware for high-speed data transfer, backup and restore between iOS devices and Macs. SynciOS also lets you share and transfer between two iPods, between an iPad. It avoids moving data back and forth. SynciOS also functions as a an external USB Key for extra storage. In addition, it can extract data from iTunes backup, manage iTunes backup files and transfer files from iTunes Library to Mac or iOS devices SynciOS requires Mac OS X 10.9 or later and iOS 5 or higher.
Sep 10
BatchOutput for Microsoft Word now supports Office 2016
Zevrix Solutions has announced BatchOutput DOC 2.4, a compatibility update to its output automation solution for Microsoft Word on Mac OS. BatchOutput automates printing and exporting of multiple documents to PDF, and allows to carry out powerful professional PDF production directly from Word. It offers batch processing, image downsampling, PDF security, variable file names and other essential options. The new version makes BatchOutput DOC compatible with the recently released Microsoft Office 2016. BatchOutput DOC can be purchased for US$39.95 from the Zevrix website (, as well as from authorized resellers and Mac App Store. A demo is available for download. The 2.4 update is free for users of version 2 and US$20 from version 1. BatchOutput DOC requires Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.11 and Microsoft Word 2008, 2011 or 2016.
Sep 10
Quark Software releases September Update of QuarkXPress 2015
Quark Software has released the September update to QuarkXPress 2015. QuarkXPress 2015 is the newest version of Quark’s page layout and design software for creative professionals. It offers 64-bit performance, certified PDF/X-4 output, fixed layout eBooks and other user-requested features. The new September 2015 update solves known issues and adds additional functionality, including: ° Enhanced Quark Color Manager with Black Point Compensation (BPC) added. BPC is a technique used in comparing and converting varying levels of black across different media; ° Style sheet mapping in reflow ePub exports; ° Certified support for Windows 10 (64 bit); ° Footnote Styles that now allow for a space before and after Footnotes and Separator text; ° The ability to insert Footnotes/Endnotes in anchored boxes, including nested anchored boxes; ° Support for Output Styles in App Studio; ° App Studio exports that now allow 3x resolution for image bundles, which is important for new high-resolution...
Sep 09
Apple Introduces watchOS 2, New Watches and Bands
Apple Introduces watchOS 2, New Watches and Bands Today, Apple announced new customization options for the Apple Watch to complement the arrival of watchOS 2 as a free update on September 16th. Apple says “watchOS 2 makes apps faster and more fluid by running natively on Apple Watch, and introduces new watch faces, the ability for third-party apps to display information on the watch face as complications, and an innovative way to see future events, past headlines and more with Time Travel. watchOS 2 also includes new communication features such as the ability to respond quickly to Mail with dictation, Smart Replies or emoji, and Digital Touch enables more creativity with multiple sketch colors.” Starting today, Apple Watch Sport is now available in gold and rose gold. Additionally, Apple introduced a variety of new Watch band colors and combinations, including new turquoise and vintage rose fluoroelastomer Sport bands and a two-toned Classic Buckle. See
Sep 09
Apple Introduces iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus
Apple Introduces iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus Today, Apple announced the iPhone® 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, both with the new 3D Touch interface which senses force enabling users to interact with content and access new features such as time saving shortcuts. The new phones are “made from the strongest glass on any smartphone and 7000 series aluminum, the same alloy used in the aerospace industry.” Both models have faster Wi-Fi and LTE Advanced, and also support up to 23 LTE bands — Apple says “the most in any smartphone — for better worldwide roaming.” iPhone 6s and 6s Plus both come in Silver, Gold, Space Gray and the new Rose Gold. For iPhone 6s, pricing is $649 for 16 GB model, $749 for 64 GB, and $849 for 128 GB. For iPhone 6s Plus, pricing is $749 for 16 GB model, $849 for 64 GB, and $949 for 128 GB. Both models work with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus introduce Live Photos which bring still images to life by capturing a bit before and...
Sep 09
Apple Announces All-New Apple TV
Apple Announces All-New Apple TV Today, Apple announced the new Apple TV, which lets you use apps to watch content however you want. The Apple TV is now more powerful with an A8 chip, and runs the new tvOS operating system, based on iOS. tvOS also includes the new Apple TV App Store, so iOS developers can create Apple TV apps and games specifically for Apple TV. The new Siri Remote lets you select, scroll and navigate the interface, and a glass touch surface recognizes both small and large movements. Developers can use the accelerometer, gyroscope, and touch surface on the new Siri Remote in games and other app experiences. Apple paid attention to the difficulty many people have navigating thousands of TV shows, and movies. With Siri, you can use your voice to search for TV shows and movies by title, cast, popularity, and more. Apple TV will search iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, HBO and Showtime, and display every way the resulting TV shows and movies can be played. Notably missing is Amazon...
Sep 09
Apple Introduces iPad Pro
Apple Introduces iPad Pro Today, Apple announced a new member of the iPad line: the iPad Pro. It features a 12.9” Retina display with 5.6 million pixels, more than a 15” MacBook Pro with Retina display, and uses variable refresh rate and other technologies to save energy. Apple claims a 10 hour battery life, and it measures in at 6.9 mm thick and 1.57 lb. The iPad Pro has 4 speakers, which dynamically rebalance depending on how it’s held to consistently provide clear and rich stereo sound. Its new 64 bit A9X chip is 1.8x faster than the A8X chip, and has a 2x faster GPU. According to Apple, that makes the iPad Pro faster than 80% of portable PCs sold in last month, and 90% better on graphics. It uses 802.11ac WiFi with MIMO, and supports many LTE bands and cellular technologies (DC-HSDPA and HSPA+). Apple introduced a stylus for the iPad Pro called the Apple Pencil, which must be purchased separately. The iPad Pro’s Multi-Touch sensors have been redesigned to communicate well with the...
Sep 09
Apple to Release iOS 9 on Sep 16
Apple to Release iOS 9 on Sep 16 Today, Apple announced that iOS 9 -- the mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch -- will be available on Wednesday, September 16 as a free update. iOS 9 has new “multitasking features that let users view and interact with two apps at once, side by side. With Picture-in-Picture, users can play video while browsing the web, composing email or using other apps. Built-in apps become more powerful with a redesigned Notes app offering new ways to capture ideas, detailed transit information in Maps, and an all-new News app for the best news reading experience on any mobile device.” iOS 9 delivers new multitasking features designed specifically for iPad including: “Slide Over lets you simultaneously work in a second app without leaving the one you’re in and easily switch between your apps. Split View allows you to view and interact with two apps at the same time, side by side, and resize your view to prioritize one app over another. Picture-in-...
Sep 09
Agenda set for the Amsterdam SuperMeet
The agenda has now been set for the Eighth Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to take place during IBC2015 on Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam. The SuperMeet agenda will feature three time Oscar winning film and sound editor, Walter Murch as well as user driven presentations from Blackmagic Design, Adobe, HP/NVIDIA, Boris/Imagineer, and local stop-motion animator/filmmaker, Mascha Halberstad. Tickets to the the Amsterdam SuperMeet can be purchased at the SuperMeet website. Doors open at 16:30 and SuperMeet stage show begins at 19:00. The SuperMeet Digital Showcase wills start at 16:30 and featureg 17 software and hardware developers including Adobe, Blackmagic Design, HP/NVIDIA, iZotope, Audio Network, ACES, BorisFX, CoreMelt, FieldCast, The Future Store, FxFactory, GenArts, HighPoint, Intelligent Assistance, Imagineer Systems, Lumberjack, Pond5, Quantum | StorNext, and Red Giant. Rounding out the evening will be the"World Famous Raffle," where currently over 68,000...
Sep 09
The latest iOS apps for Sept. 9
Here are some of the latest apps available at the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and/or Apple Watch. Bugart Games has announced Quby Jump. It's an US$1.99 game in which you must jump and fly over a variety of boxes. Hybrid Humans has unleashed Hop Hop Away. It's a $2.99 puzzle action game about the bunnies living in the EVOL circus. In this two-dimensional world, you must solve each level's puzzle and utilize the game's mechanics to cheer up the bunnies in their journey the best way you can. Anawiki Games has released Avalon Legends Solitaire 2. In the game, you harness the power of the cards as you travel across Avalon through 300 crafted levels of solitaire to collect the resources you need to restore the kingdom to glory. Avalon Legends Solitaire 2 is free, but does tout in-app purchases.
Sep 08
SwiftCapture is new OS X video capture, animation software
Ben Software has introduced SwiftCapture, Mac OS X software product for high-performance video capture. It lets you create video recordings, timelapse captures and stop-motion movies from a variety of video input devices. SwiftCapture supports any video input device that works on a Mac, including built-in FaceTime and iSight cameras, USB webcams and the Blackmagic range of devices. It records standard MOV and MP4 movie files. SwiftCapture costs approximately US$46 for a single-user license and about $630) for a site license. A 30-day fully-functional trial version of SwiftCapture is available for download (
Sep 08
Tune Sweeper 4 identifies Apple Music Tracks in iTunes
Wide Angle Software ( has unveiled Tune Sweeper 4, an update to their iTunes clean-up utility for Mac OS X. Tune Sweeper helps keep iTunes music libraries clean and organized. The app not only keeps iTunes libraries duplicate free and free from missing files, but also fixes missing artwork and track information too. Version 4 identifies tracks from Apple Music, making it simpler to see which songs will vanish from iTunes if users cancel their Apple Music subscription. Tune Sweeper 4 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. It costs US$24.99; a demo is available for download.
Sep 08
AppDelete 4.2.2 optimized for Mac OS X Yosemite
Reggie Ashworth has released AppDelete 4.2.2 (, an update to his application deletion utility for Mac OS X. Via drag and drop, the software will uninstall just about anything along with all of its associated items. You can drag any item that can be uninstalled onto AppDelete: applications, widgets, preference panes, plugins, screensavers, etc. Version 4.2.2 has been optimized for OS X Yosemite (though it's still backwards compatible with Lion/Mountain Lion/Mavericks). It has a refreshed user interface, improved search algorithm, and the ability to to copy/paste from the log. AppDelete 4.2.2 requires OS X Version 10.7 Lion or later. It costs US$7.99 for a single user license. Upgrades from version 2/AppDelete Lite are $3.99. A demo is available. Version 3 licenses without a serial number are also eligible for the upgrade.
Sep 08
LinkOptimizer Light for InDesign adds Resolution, color editing...
Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer Light 4.6, a feature update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The software allows users to reduce the size of InDesign links and speed up processing by automatically eliminating excess image data, performing essential image adjustments and convert colors. Version 4.6 lets the Light version users access several new features from the full version such as  resolution upsampling, color profile conversion, presets sharing and other. LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix's website ( for US$259.95 (there's a "lite" version for $179.95). A demo is available for download. The 4.6 update is free for LinkOptimizer 4.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires Mac OS X 10.6-10.10 and Adobe InDesign and Photoshop CS3-CC 2015. Mac OS X 10.11 will be supported upon release.
Sep 08
The latest iOS apps for Sept. 8
Here are some of the latest apps available at the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and/or Apple Watch. Marbotic has announced Vocabubble for the iPad. With the US$2.99 app, children from 3 to 7 years discover new words in a "quirky and fun" universe: artichoke, iguana, Zeus, or even tablet. Each letter of the alphabet has several pictures that come to life, allowing them to discover the word spelled out in full. The illustrations come from the Pictorial Webster's dictionary. Foodworthy is a new, free app for finding and sharing photos of the hottest local food. It gives users the ability to capture their meal and get up-to-date results of the most popular food in their area. Full Fat has released Magic MixUp, a magical puzzle game for iOS devices. Join Luna as she makes her way through a magical fairyland, starting out in her humble village, through the enchanted caves and a winter wonderland and beyond. To help her on her way she can collect stickers to unlock...
Sep 07
Have a great Labor Day
Today is Labor Day in the U.S., so "MacNews" and "MacTech" will be closed. Have a great day with family and friends and be safe if you're traveling.
Sep 04
AKVIS releases Coloriage 10 for Mac OS X
AKVIS has released AKVIS Coloriage 10, a new version of its photo colorization software for Mac OS X (10.6 and higher) and Windows. The upgrade offers variations of coloring, new print options, and other changes. Coloriage lets you colorize black and white photos, replace colors in color images, perform selective desaturation or coloring. Using the program you can also turn modern digital pictures into vintage black and white images or make a sepia effect. It works for coloring portraits, landscapes, fashion, and still life. The skin, sky, verdure, and tree color patterns help you to select realistic colors for your pictures. AKVIS Coloriage 10's Variations of Colorization option makes it possible to save colorization results into the special section. You can switch between them to compare different versions of colorization. However, this feature is only available to Home Deluxe and Business licenses owners. For the users of all versions, version 10 also offers new print options,...
Sep 04
Kenton cultivates connections with bi-directional MIDI to DIN...
MIDI utilities specialist Kenton has released the D-SYNC bi- directional MIDI to DIN Sync convertor, a new addition to its growing family of compact and sturdy MIDI utility boxes that converts MIDI Clock to DIN Sync (sync24) and DIN Sync to MIDI Clock signals. Central to its namesake MIDI to DIN Sync-converting "dialogue" is an ability to receive MIDI Clock and run/stop signals and convert them to DIN Sync (sync24) and back again. The D-SYNC bi-directional MIDI to DIN Sync convertor conveniently packs MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, SYNC IN, and SYNC OUT five-pin DIN sockets into a road-ready metal box finished in brushed aluminum. The D-SYNC bi-directional MIDI to DIN Sync convertor can be purchased for approximately US$88. Go to for more info. (Note that a currently in beta testing firmware update will enable the D-SYNC bi-directional MIDI to DIN Sync convertor to work with vintage sync48-equipped devices, such as those from Korg,...

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