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Dec 05
TunesKit releases Audio Capture software for macOS
TunesKit Studio has introduced TunesKit Audio Capture (http://www.tuneskit.com/mac-audio-capture.html) for macOS and Windows. The tool allows you to capture any music files from your computer or the Internet automatically and losslessly. With TunesKit Audio Capture, you can record multiple audio tracks at the same time, edit and customize audio parameters such as the size, quality, and more. By default, it connects to many common apps like iTunes, QuickTime, Windows media player, and more. If an app you want to grab music from isn’t on the list, you can add them with a click. TunesKit Audio Capture is on sale for a limited time for $19.95, or 60% off the regular price. A demo is available for download.
Dec 05
Xojo Announces the Availability of Xojo 2017 Release 3
Xojo (www.xojo.com) has announced Xojo 2017 Release 3, a new version of the application development tool for making apps for macOS, iOS, Windows, Linux, web, and Raspberry Pi. It offers built-in support for graphics, database servers, Internet protocol. The latest release adds over 170 changes and improvements. 64-bit improvements continue with the new 64-bit IDE, optimized Code Editor and more. Pricing starts at $299 per year.
Dec 04
Apple releases tvOS 11.2
Apple has released tvOS 11.2 for the fourth generation Apple TV and Apple TV with 4K. It adds a Sports section to the interface, joining the “Watch Now,” Library,” “Store” and “Search” options. The Sports tab provides links to live games and the ability to rewatch games that already occurred. You can also select your favorite teams for a range of sports and leagues. tvOS 11.2 also adds includes new video settings for changing high dynamic range and frame rate dynamically based on content if you hav an Apple TV 4K. If you own one, you can find the new Match Content options in the Settings app under Video and Audio after updating to video 11.2. According to Apple, “We’ll use your selected display format to play content without alteration. We can also switch formats automatically to match the content’s dynamic range and frame rate.” Match Content offers two options. Match Dynamic Range lets you “play content in its original dynamic range.” In other words, HDR movies and TV shows won’t...
Dec 04
VeprIT launches SlideFlow for the Mac
VeprIT has launched SlideFlow, a Mac app for generating animated photo slideshows with background music and playing it on a TV screen. According to VeprIT owner, Demid Borodin, the utility “offers the most natural viewing experience, presenting the full photograph, and then applying Ken Burns effect to zoom on human faces.” The user can export the slideshow as a video file, or play it immediately on a connected TV. SlideFlow works over a local Wi-Fi network with many modern smart TVs, such as Samsung, LG, and Sony TVs. It is also expected to work with other DLNA devices. Support for Google Cast (Chromecast) is coming in future versions, as well as an iOS version. SlideFlow requires macOS 10.12 or higher and available at the Mac App Store (https://tinyurl.com/ya93t4oo). It’s free, but does apply watermarks to generated slideshows until users pay the $2.99 in-app purchase.
Dec 04
NVIDIA GPU Cloud available to AI researchers
NVIDIA has announced that “hundreds of thousands” of AI researchers using desktop GPUs can now tap into the power of NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC) as the company has extended NGC support to NVIDIA TITAN. NVIDIA also announced expanded NGC capabilities — adding new software and other key updates to the NGC container registry — to provide researchers a broader, more powerful set of tools to advance their AI and high performance computing research and development efforts. Customers using NVIDIA Pascal architecture-powered TITAN GPUs can sign up immediately for a no-charge NGC account and gain full access to a comprehensive catalog of GPU-optimized deep learning and HPC software and tools. Other supported computing platforms include NVIDIA DGX-1, DGX Station and NVIDIA Volta-enabled instances on Amazon EC2. Software available through NGC’s expanding container registry includes NVIDIA optimized deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow and PyTorch, third-party managed HPC applications, NVIDIA...
Dec 02
Apple has released iOS 11.2 with support for Apple Pay Cash
Apple has released iOS 11.2 with support for Apple Pay Cash,7.5-watt charging on compatible devices, and various bug fixes and improvements. With Apple Pay Cash, Apple Pay users will be able to make and receive payments with friends and family quickly and securely. They can send money and get paid right in Messages, or tell Siri to pay someone, using the credit and debit cards they already have in Wallet.  You can download iOS 11.2 by going to Settings > General > Software Update. Eligible devices include the iPhone 5s and later, the iPad mini 2 and later, the iPad Air and later, and the 6th gen iPod touch.
Dec 01
Apple releases new developer betas of iOS 11.2, macOS 10.3.2
Apple has released the sixth developer beta versions of iOS 11.2 and macOS 10.13.2 beta 6 is also available for testing. Registered developers can download them from Apple's Developer Center — or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.
Dec 01
Liberty App releases Server Ranger 2 for macOS
LibertyApp has announced Server Ranger 2, the latest version of the website and server monitoring solution for macOS. Designed for small to medium businesses, website owners and IT departments alike, Server Ranger monitors the performance and uptime of any number of nodes and can send alerts when things go wrong. Users can monitor any type of server or site:file servers, routers, web servers, email servers and more. Version 2 brings SMS text alerts, Anchor Servers and per-node custom alert policies. Server Ranger 2 requires macOS 10.10 or later and is being offered at a special introductory price of $49.99. It’s available worldwide exclusively at the Mac App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/app/server-ranger/id1123314447).
Dec 01
Recosoft ships ID2Office 2018 for the Mac
Recosoft (www.recosoft.com) has released ID2Office 2018, the latest version of its InDesign to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Apple Keynote conversion plug-in for Mac and Windows. ID2Office converts InDesign files to common Office formats such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Apple Keynote while maintaining the layout fidelity. The latest version includes an enhanced layout-processing core, supports Adobe InDesign CC 2018, as well as adds support for macOS High Sierra and the APFS disk and volume format. ID2Office 2018 requires macOS 10.8 or higher. It’s available in the following configurations (per license): ID2Office Standard 2018 Annual subscription (macOS/Windows) $199 and ID2Office Professional 2018 Annual subscription (macOS only) $249.
Nov 30
Apple Heart Study launched to identify irregular heart rhythms
Apple has launched the Apple Heart Study app, which is designed to facilitate research study using Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor to collect data on irregular heart rhythms and notify users who may be experiencing atrial fibrillation (AFib). AFib, the leading cause of stroke, is responsible for approximately 130,000 deaths and 750,000 hospitalizations in the US every year. Many people don’t experience symptoms, so AFib often goes undiagnosed. To calculate heart rate and rhythm, Apple Watch’s sensor uses green LED lights flashing hundreds of times per second and light-sensitive photodiodes to detect the amount of blood flowing through the wrist. The sensor’s unique optical design gathers signals from four distinct points on the wrist, and when combined with powerful software algorithms, Apple Watch isolates heart rhythms from other noise. The Apple Heart Study app uses this technology to identify an irregular heart rhythm. Apple is partnering with Stanford Medicine to perform the...
Nov 30
Apple explains how to fix an issue with Security Update 2017-001...
Apple has released a support document to help you deal with the issue. If you experience issues with authenticating or connecting to file shares on your Mac after you install Security Update 2017-001 for macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, follow these steps to repair file sharing: ° Open the Terminal app, which is in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder. ° Type sudo /usr/libexec/configureLocalKDC and press Return.  ° Enter your administrator password and press Return. ° Quit the Terminal app. 
Nov 30
Apple and (RED) celebrate a record year of giving
Since its creation in 2006, (RED) has worked to help the more than 37 million people living with HIV across the globe. This World AIDS Day, Apple celebrates a record year of giving with over $30 million raised for the Global Fund, equating to 144 million days of ARV medication that prevents the transmission of HIV from mothers to their unborn babies. Over the past 11 years, Apple customers have helped provide an equivalent of 475 million days of lifesaving medication. “Connecting through our products and services helps make it easy for our customers to join us in the effort to create the first AIDS-free generation,” says Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, in a press release. “By working with (RED) to stop the transmission of HIV from moms to their unborn babies, we’re already seeing a significant impact in areas where help is needed most. We’re committed to continuing the fight and empowering future generations through these vital...
Nov 29
Apple releases Security Update 2017-001 to fix macOS High Sierra...
Apple has released Security Update 2017-001 to fix a vulnerability that enables access to the root superuser with a blank password on any Mac running macOS High Sierra version 10.3.1. Yesterday afternoon Lemi Orhan Ergin set off a firestorm on Twitter when he revealed a glaring security issue in MacOS High Sierra—anyone can login as “root” with no password required. It turns out that the issue in question works with any authentication dialog in High Sierra.
Nov 29
Pixelmator Pro available on the Mac App Store
The Pixelmator Team has released Pixelmator Pro, codenamed Whirlwind, which includes a modern single-window interface, nondestructive, GPU-powered image editing tools, machine learning-enhanced editing features, and more. "Its innovative, user-centered design makes editing images on a Mac simpler than ever, Saulius Dailide, one of the founders of the Pixelmator Team, said. “And with its GPU-powered and machine learning-enhanced editing tools, Pixelmator Pro is built for the future." The dark single-window interface of Pixelmator Pro has been created exclusively for working with images. A streamlined design provides a completely native Mac app experience and is fully consistent with the look and feel of macOS. And a reimagined, user-centered workflow design makes the professional editing tools in Pixelmator Pro especially accessible, even to first-time users, according to Sailide. Completely nondestructive color adjustments, effects, styles, and layouting tools in Pixelmator Pro give...
Nov 29
New version of ABBYY Real-Time Recognition SDK available
ABBYY (www.abbyy.com), a provider of intelligent capture solutions to improve business outcomes, has released a new version of the ABBYY Real-Time Recognition Software Development Kit (RTR SDK) with added data capture functionality on iOS and Android mobile platforms. The Real-Time Recognition technology is capable of pulling text information from on-screen objects and automatically converting it into digital data on the mobile device. Using the live video stream, the new RTR SDK is able to extract text and data even from complex textures and objects set in natural scenes. Delivering high text conversion accuracy, items converted using ABBYY real-time recognition technology require little to no verification by the user, according to Bruce Orcutt, senior vice president of Product Marketing at ABBYY. The “point and capture” technology enables software developers to build customizable apps that allow users to collect information from documents, objects and complex textures. It works...
Nov 28
Apple schedules downtime for iTunes Connect
Apple has scheduled downtime for iTunes Connect from Dec. 23-27, so its employees can celebrate the holidays. iTunes Connect is a suite of web-based tools for managing content sold on iTunes, the iBooks Store, and the various app stores.  New apps and app updates won’t be accepted during those dates, so any releases should be submitted, approved, and scheduled in advance. Other iTunes Connect and developer account features will remain available.
Nov 28
Apple releases new developer betas of iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2,...
Apple has released the fifth beta version of iOS 11.2, the fifth beta of macOS 10.13.2, and a tvOS 11.2 beta. Developers can download the betas through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.
Nov 28
Jumsoft debuts Toolbox for MS Office for iOS
Jumsoft has debuted Toolbox for MS Office 1.0 (https://tinyurl.com/y7ybcdo3), an addition to their productivity suite for iOS devices. Toolbox for MS Office contains a vast variety of professional and stylish templates of Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, infographics, decorative artwork and icons. The app downloads content on demand to save space on the device, and allows saving templates for later use offline. It also features deep iOS11 support. Toolbox for MS Office 1.0 offers some items in all categories free-of-charge for users to try and use, while the rest can be purchased for $0.99 - $4.99 per item.
Nov 28
Apple celebrates Hour of Code at all its retail stores
Apple has opened registration for thousands of free Hour of Code sessions available at all Apple Stores from Dec. 4-10. The company also introduced a new educational challenge in Swift Playgrounds and added new teacher resources to the Everyone Can Code curriculum to help teach Swift, Apple’s programming language. For the fifth year, Apple Stores will participate in Hour of Code with daily coding sessions in celebration of Computer Science Education Week. Young aspiring coders can learn coding basics during a Kids Hour session, while those age 12 and above can use Swift Playgrounds on iPad to learn coding concepts and even program robots. A new Teacher Tuesdays session helps educators learn how to teach code to students using new resources and discussion topics. A new Hour of Code challenge in the Swift Playgrounds app invites students to build a digital robot and customize it with new parts including cyborg eyes and electric hula hoop arms. Swift Playgrounds is available as a free...
Nov 28
B-Eng introduces Similar Pic Finder 1.0 for macOS
B-Eng has introduced Similar Pic Finder 1.0, a duplicate image discovery utility for macOS. It tracks down duplicates and copies of pictures. The tool leverages three proprietary, dedicated algorithms to locate duplicates of images on a drive, independent of their name. The algorithms are optimized for different tasks. . A contour based algorithm takes care of focus base search, with a second specialized algorithm that traces colors and color gradients, while a fingerprint algorithm is able to ignore different sizes of images that are to be compared. Similar Pic Finder requires macOS 10.10 or later. It costs $1.99 and is available at the Mac App Store (https://tinyurl.com/y8pk5n6g).
Nov 28
Toolfarm releases RenderGarden plug-in for macOS and Windows
Toolfarm, a global distributor and reseller of video, VFX, 3D, and motion graphics software applications and plug-ins, has released the RenderGarden plug-in for Adobe After Effects CC on macOS and Windows. Developed by Mekajiki, it purportedly accelerates render speeds by as much as 3X. It leverages existing system hardware processing power to improve the speed of motion graphics and visual effects workflows. RenderGarden is available from Toolfarm (www.toolfarm.com) at an manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $99.
Nov 27
Default Folder for macOS upgraded to version 5.1.9
St. Clair Software has announced Default Folder X 5.1.9 (https://tinyurl.com/2gm24v), an upgrade to the utility for macOS. The tool enhances the file dialogs in all Mac apps. It provides fast navigation to your files, convenient previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Default Folder X's custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips.Version 5.1.9 reopens Finder windows, hides file extensions and fixes several bugs. Default Folder X 5.1.9 is a free upgrade for registered 5.x users. New licenses are $34.95; upgrades from version 4 and prior are $14.95.
Nov 27
Brattoo Propaganda Software Introduces Photos Tagger for the Mac
Brattoo Propaganda Software has introduced Photos Tagger, a new addition to their applications suite. Photos Tagger extracts the meta data from the Photos software database, and applies it to your photos as keywords. The app is designed to make it easier to find and organize your pics. Photos Tagger (https://brattoo.com/propaganda/#photostagger) requires macOS 10.9 or later and Photos 2.x or higher. It costs $7.95. A demo is available for download.
Nov 23
Happy Thanksgiving!
MacNN and MacNews will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, as our staff celebrates Thanksgiving with our families. We hope all our readers and sponsors have a wonderful “Turkey Day” and a great weekend. We’ll be back on our regular schedule Monday, Nov. 27.
Nov 22
iBarcoder for macOS revved to version 3.9.4
Cristallight Software has released iBarcoder 3.9.4, an update to their barcode maker and label generator for macOS. The app allows users to create and customize any style, shape, or size barcode and print them as labels, stickers and tags with just a few mouse clicks. The created barcodes are scannable with any stationary, cabled or wireless scanners. Version 3.9.4 brings functionality improvements to the app. iBarcoder 3.9.4 requires macOS 10.7 or higher. It costs $49.95 and is available at the Cristallight Software website (http://www.cristallight.com/iBarcoder/) or the Mac App Store. A demo is available for download at the Cristallight Software site.
Nov 22
TouchCopy for Mac updated to backup iPhone music and messages...
Wide Angle Software has announced TouchCopy 16 (https://www.wideanglesoftware.com/touchcopy/), an update to the Mac version of their iPod and iPhone transfer software. The new version of the TouchCopy adds support for Apple's new iPhone 8 and iPhone X. It enables users to backup all iPhone data such as music, photos and messages wirelessly from iPhones and other iOS devices to a Mac. TouchCopy — usually priced at $29.99 for a one-year, single user license, or $39.99 (USD) for a lifetime, two-computer license, is now available from only $22.50 — through Tuesday, Nov. 30.
Nov 22
3D4Medical releases Complete Heart for the iPad and Mac
3D4Medical (http://3d4med.com), a developer of 3D medical educational technology, has unveiled the latest addition to its Complete platform with the addition of Complete Heart for the iPad and Mac. It features new graphical technology from 3D4Medical that brings an interactive beating heart to life in 3D, making it possible to cut through multiple layers of the beating heart as it moves. This allows for a dissection through the model while simultaneously viewing the functions of its internal structures. Complete Heart also features ground-breaking AR technology, allowing the user to study the heart in full 3D on a surface in their environment.
Nov 21
CS Odessa Announces Update to Timeline Diagrams in ConceptDraw...
CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has announced the new edition of Timeline Diagrams solution for ConceptDraw Pro. The company is introducing a new set of libraries that provide a range of objects to support documentation and graphics that deal with timeline events. The addition to Solution Park is a free item for current users of ConceptDraw Pro 11. The Timeline Diagrams solution found in the Management section of the Solution Park includes new updated visual objects that support many professional ways to show time at a glance. The new solution provides 2 libraries that contain 36 vector shapes to better show time events. ConceptDraw Pro is compatible with macOS and Microsoft Windows and retails for $199 per end user license. It is included in ConceptDraw Office 4, which retails for $499.
Nov 21
PDFConverterOCR for macOS upgraded to version 5.1.0
Cisdem (www.cisdem.com) has updated PDFConverterOCR for macOS to version 5.1.0. The app can help batch convert both native and scanned PDF files to a variety of editable formats, such as Word, Pages, Excel, PPT, Text, etc. This new version is a maintenance upgrade with bug fixes and performance tweaks. PDF Converter OCR costs $49.99. A demo is available for download.
Nov 21
New Drum Loop Collection available for DrumCore 4
Dennis Chambers' drum loops are now available for Sonoma Wire Works' DrumCore 4 AAX/VST3/AU plug-in. The first in a series, the Rosanna-ish set includes 62 audio loops and fills for $4.99. DrumCore 4 is available in three editions that contain the same plug-in. The differences are how it is delivered (download, USB Flash drive, or Solid State drive) and how much content is included by famous drummers who have played with the bands listed below. All editions can be expanded with content by more than 25 drummers in DrumCore 4's built-in store (http://www.sonomawireworks.com/drumcore/).
Nov 20
Easy Cut Studio for macOS upgraded to version 4.102
EasyCut Studio has updated Easy Cut Studio, its vinyl cutting software, to version 4.102. The app is for designing and outputting vinyl and digital print graphics. The upgrade adds supports for over 100 new vinyl cutters including Goldcut JK Series, Redsail, Liyu, KingCut, Roland PNC, Secabo, Creation PCut, TENETH, UKCutter, VicSign, Ioline and more. It also adds cut selection only and mirror options for Roland cutting machines. Easy Cut Studio 4.102 is compatible with any Mac running macOS 10.6 or higher. The 4.102 upgrade is available to all current Easy Cut Studio users at no charge. New users can get all the features and updates for $59.95 ($10 off) for a limited time with a lifetime free upgrade. A fully functional free trial version is available (http://www.easycutstudio.com/).
Nov 17
Promise Technology introduces new Thunderbolt 3 dock
Promise Technology (https://www.promise.com/us/) has announced the addition of a Thunderbolt 3 dock to its lineup of solutions for rich media workflows. Through the new dock, users c-an add two 4K displays, charge devices, daisy-chain Thunderbolt 3 hard drives, connect USB devices, transfer SD card content, and more -- over a single connection. The $249 TD-300 brings it all together to expand the capabilities of Thunderbolt 3-enabled macOS and Windows 10 platforms. Its connectivity options include five USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader and HDMI 2.0. It also features two Thunderbolt 3 ports, Gigabit Ethernet and an audio in/out port. Creative professionals working with iMacs and MacBook Pros can now simply connect the TD-300's Thunderbolt 3 port to any Thunderbolt 3-enabled PC or Mac. There are no drivers to download or install, and no additional utility software is needed.
Nov 17
Apple Park Visitor Center opens to the public
The Apple Park Visitor Center opened in Cupertino, California, Friday morning, welcoming neighbors and guests from surrounding areas to experience Apple Park’s innovations. It’s is an architectural extension of the new campus (the “spaceship campus”) with similar aesthetics in staircases, stone walls and terrazzo floors. The Visitor Center’s cantilevered carbon fiber roof appears to float and is only supported by stone clad cores and no other extraneous columns for support. Inviting guests to explore Apple Park in an immersive way, a 3D model of the campus is brought to life by augmented reality technology. Visitors can learn about the world’s largest naturally ventilated building and view one of the largest on-site solar energy installations in the world. They can also choose to lift the entire roof off the building to peek inside to the collaborative office pod layout. Guests are also welcome to make their way upstairs to the roof terrace for views of the main building and some of...
Nov 17
Apple issues new developer betas of iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2, tvOS...
Apple has issued the fourth developer betas of iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2 and tvOS 11.2. Developers can download the betas through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the App Store.
Nov 17
iHome expands line of Bluetooth Speaker Vanity Mirrors
iHome (www.ihomeaudio.com) is expanding its line of Bluetooth Speaker Vanity Mirrors with the iCVBT10 Reflect Pro model. This flat panel portable telescoping model with Built-in Siri and Google Voice is now available for purchase online and in-store at amazon.com and Bed Bath & Beyond for $199.99. The biggest mirror in the series (10 x 13 inches) sports a rechargeable battery, includes a distortion-free mirror and has a 3.5-inch removable detail mirror with 10x magnification for the best beauty routine and detailed grooming. With multiple LED lighting options, consumers can listen to music, take phone calls and charge their mobile phones using the iCVBT10. The iCVBT10 is the latest mirror to join iHome's popular Vanity Mirror line. The iCVBT2, released this summer, is a smaller version and includes built-in Siri and Google Voice ($79.99). Other Vanity Mirrors in the line include the portable, rechargeable 9-inch double-sided iCVBT7 with 7x magnification and the 6-inch double-sided...
Nov 16
Apple releases iOS 11.1.2
Apple has released iOS 11.1.2, which addresses an issue in which some iPhone X models became unresponsive in cold weather. The update also: ° Fixes an issue where the iPhone X screen becomes temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid temperature drop ° Addresses an issue that could cause distortion in Live Photos and videos captured with iPhone X The iOS 11.1.2 update can be downloaded for free on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. Go to Settings --> General --> Software Update.
Nov 16
Apple releases fourth developer beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2
Apple has released the fourth developer beta version of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2. Registered developers can download it from Apple's Developer Center — or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.
Nov 16
IK Multimedia releases iRig Keys I/O 25 & 49 keyboard...
IK Multimedia (www.ikmultimedia.com has announced that iRig Keys I/O, a keyboard controller range featuring a built-in audio interface, is now shipping worldwide. iRig Keys I/O provides users with a flexible way to complete their music productions from start to end using a single piece of equipment. It comes with either 25 or 49 full-size keys offering a synth-action keybed and integrates a 96kHz/24-bit audio interface with a high-performance Class A preamp allowing users to record their instruments and microphones (including condenser mics requiring 48V phantom power) via its combo 1/4"/XLR input. Plus, it provides controls such as velocity sensitive, multicolored pads, programmable touch-sensitive sliders, buttons and assignable knobs. iRig Keys I/O is Apple certified MFi hardware (Made for iPhone and iPad) which means it works right out of the box with all iOS devices with a Lightning port, including the latest iPhones. The included Lightning cable allows for connection to iOS...
Nov 16
DiRT Rally rolls onto the Mac
DiRT Rally is now out for the Mac platform. It’s available from the Feral Store (http://tinyurl.com/y8ym93sw) for $59.99 and will be coming to the Mac App Store soon. DiRT Rally requires macOS 10.13 or higher. Here’s how the game is described: “Experience all the thrill of racing on the edge in DiRT Rally, the most authentic rally game ever engineered. Strap yourself in and hurtle down the most dangerous tracks in the world, from the drenched pine forests of Wales to the crumbling hillsides of Greece.”
Nov 16
Mapdiva updates Artboard 2 for macOS High Sierra
Mapdiva has released Artboard 2.0.7 for macOS High Sierra. It’s a maintainance update of the drawing software to create crisp vector graphics, logos, icons, and illustrations. Artboard features "smart" objects, direct select tool, a powerful style generator and stacked styles that go way beyond simple fill and stroke, providing a wide range of spectacular effects. Templates help people, such as small business owners, students, hobbyist and 2D game designers, get started on their projects. Artboard 2.0.7 sells for $39.99 directly from Mapdiva and is also available on the Mac App Store. A demo is available from the Mapdiva website (https://www.mapdiva.com/artboard/).
Nov 16
AKVIS releases Akvis Retoucher 9.0
AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has announced Retoucher 9.0, an upgraded of its photo restoration software. The new version offers a number of Color Correction parameters, the flexible Crop tool, as well as the Vignette option that lightens/darkens the image at its perimeter. AKVIS Retoucher helps to remove dust, scratches, date stamps and other unwanted details from photos. Also, it’s possible to improve image composition and reconstruct missing parts using the information of the surrounding areas. On the Mac platform, AKVIS Retoucher requires macOS 9.0.12 or higher. The product is available as a standalone application and as a plugin filter for Adobe Photoshop and other image editors. AKVIS Retoucher, Home license, sells for $87. One license key allows activating and using the software on two computers. Version 9.0 is free for users who bought Retoucher in the last 12 months. Users, whose license is older and is not valid for the new version, can get Retoucher 9.0 for $14.95.
Nov 15
Maintain Serves Up Cocktail 11.1 (High Sierra Edition)
Maintain has served up Cocktail 11.1 (High Sierra Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS High Sierra. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. This version adds the ability to clear Twitter caches and macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 compatibility. It also has performance tweaks and bug fixes. Cocktail costs $19 for a single user license. A demo is available for download (http://www.maintain.se/cocktail).
Nov 15
KeyCue 8.6 for macOS comes with new and improved themes
Ergonis Software has released KeyCue 8.6, a new version of the keyboard shortcut “cheat sheet” for the Mac. KeyCue 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 8.6 ships with new Tioga and Tenaya themes and offers improvements with regard to installation, usability, speed, and overall stability. KeyCue 8.6 requires macOS 10.6 or higher. The upgrade to version 8.6 is free for anyone who owns a license for KeyCue 8 or who 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.
Nov 14
Star Micronics announces Apple Certified AirPrint POS Printer
POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics (http://star-emea.com) has officially received certification for the first Apple AirPrint POS printer: the $376 Star TSP654II AirPrint. This company says it’s the first 80 and 58mm receipt and ticket POS printer on the market to be Apple AirPrint certified.   AirPrint provides mobile printing solutions for Apple’s iPad, iPhone, iPod and MacBook users on any private network with the key objective to be able to wirelessly print via the customer’s network without installing specific printer drivers. With AirPrint support pre-installed on iOS devices, the user is able to connect to and print from the required printer.   Star’s TSP654II boasts a 300mm/second print speed, 203 dpi print output, and a compact footprint. The printer can be used in vertical or horizontal mode and includes a wall mount bracket in the box as standard. Available in charcoal black or ultra white casing, the printer matches the Star CB2002 cash drawer options. There’s also a...
Nov 14
Foundry376 launches Mailspring for macOS High Sierra
Foundry376 has launched Mailspring (https://getmailspring.com), a desktop email client designed for macOS High Sierra. It sports features such as an unified inbox, snoozing, reminders, templates, offline search, and support for Gmail labels. It comes with six built-in themes. The app offers mail rules and customizable keyboard shortcuts. Mailspring is free and supports all IMAP providers, including Gmail, Office 365 and iCloud. You can swipe to triage mail, see Quicklook thumbnails for attachments, and reply to emails directly from the Notification Center. Mailspring’s email sync has been built from the ground up to use macOS features like App Nap, ensuring it keeps your mailbox up to date without draining your battery, according to the folks at Foundry376.
Nov 13
Acclivity releases AccountEdge Pro 2018 for macOS, Windows
Acclivity has released AccountEdge Pro 2018, an upgrade of the small business accounting native desktop software for macOS and Windows. “Since Intuit announced that QuickBooks for Mac will be discontinued, we’ve been more focused than ever on investing in our desktop accounting software,” says Scott Davisson, Acclivity’s co-founder. “Cloud computing is great, and we have AccountEdge Connect, our optional cloud-based add-on, but there are thousands of small businesses who still want the choice of using native desktop accounting software. AccountEdge 2018 is another big step in that direction.” With AccountEdge 2018, detailed guides are available to help the transfer of key financial data and a $100 rebate is available for previous QuickBooks owners switching to AccountEdge Pro. Resources and more information are available online (accountedge.com/quickbooks-alternative/). Other new features in AccountEdge 2018: ° You can view all your job details in one window, add custom lists and...
Nov 13
Apple releases four new developer betas
Apple has released new developer betas of macOS 10.13.2, iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2, and tvOS 11.2 Developers can download the betas through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the App Store.
Nov 13
Output Factory for Adobe InDesign addresses macOS Security Bug -
Zevrix Solutions has announced Output Factory 2.2.2, a maintenance update to company's output automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates printing, exporting and preflighting from InDesign and offers batch processing, export as single pages, layer versioning, preflighting and more. The new version addressed a macOS security bug that invoked app translocation for no reason, which prevented Output Factory from recognizing the version of InDesign the plug-in was installed with. Output Factory can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $169.95 (there’s a “lite” version for $119.95). A demo is available for download. The update is free for the users of Output Factory 2.x, and $84.97 to upgrade from BatchOutput and Output Factory 1.x. Output Factory requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2018.
Nov 13
Putty for Mac 8.7.0 adds macOS High Sierra support
Wine Reviews has released Putty for Mac 8.7.0 (https://winonmacs.com), an update of its terminal emulator for macOS. Putty supports different types of network protocols such as SSH, FTP, SCP, Telnet and more. Version 8.7.0 now supports macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra, compiled against the latest stable GTK version 3.22.20, updates the documentation, and minor bug fixes. Putty for Mac 8.7.0 requires macOS 10.9.5 or higher. It costs $15. Anyone who has purchased Putty in the past three months is entitled to a free upgrade to version 8.7.0.
Nov 10
Apple updates Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for macOS
Apple has updated Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for macOS to, respectively versions 6.3.1, 7.3.1, and 4.3.1. All offer stability and performance improvements. Pages is a word processing app for macOS. Keynote lets you create presentations and slides. Numbers is a spreadsheet app. The upgrades are available at the Mac App Store.
 

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