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Sep 25
Just Press Record syncs your audio recordings across all your...

Open Planet Software ( has introduced Just Press Record, an audio recording app for iOS 9, watchOS 2 and OS X. It instantly syncs your recordings across all your devices using iCloud.

It's designed for capturing ideas, thoughts and memos at home, in the studio or on the go. You can record with a single tap on your iOS device, Apple Watch or Mac and instantly play back high quality audio across all your devices. The app's compatibility with iCloud Drive allows audio recordings to be used anywhere.

You can record on your Apple Watch even when your iPhone isn't around. The next time they connect, recordings made on Apple's smartwatch will transfer to your other devices.

With Just Press Record, you can share to any of the apps and services you have set up on your device (e.g. Dropbox, email, Messages) and into your iTunes library. With...

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Sep 25
Cisdem PDFtoTextConverter for Mac free on StackSocial

Cisdem says Cisdem PDFtoTextConverter is available free of charge on StackSocial (

The utility converts PDF to editable text, while keeping MacFonts, hyperlinks, and tables in their original layout. StackSocial is an e-commerce platform that provides its users with discounts and special offers on software and hardware.

The Mac Freebie bundle will run for three months. Cisdem PDFtoTextConverter normally costs US$29.99.

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Sep 25
Guide book released for the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6S Plus

Tap Guides ( ) has published "iPhone 6s Guidebook," a 313-page eBook available in the iBookstore for US$3.99.

It's packed with in-depth tutorials and tips about the things you need to know about the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, their apps, user interface and settings. You'll learn about the history of the iPhone, how 3D Touch can be used to peek, and pop at content, how to stream songs via Apple Music, capture Live Photos, troubleshoot common problems and more.

"iPhone 6s Guidebook" includes color screenshots. It's available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. It requires an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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Sep 25
'MacVoices' looks at upgrading to El Capitan

On the new MacVoices TV, host Chuck Joiner talks with author Joe Kissell about his book, "Take Control of Upgrading to El Capitan."

He discusses all the pre-upgrade work you need to do, what software needs to be updated, and why some software won’t function post-upgrade. Kissell also explains why, in spite of your best efforts, there could be a hiccup or two, and how to find out what’s causing them.

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...

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Sep 25
Troi Automatisering releases Troi File Plug-in 8.0.4 for...

Troi Automatisering has released Troi File Plug-in 8.0.4 for FileMaker Pro 14.

Version 8.0.4 is a maintenance update of our plug-in for manipulating external files and folders directly from FileMaker Pro. In this version Troi added compatibility with Windows 10, fixed some problems in the LaunchFile and DiskInfo functions and improved the working of the FindFolder and Metadata functions.

A fully functional demo version of Troi File Plug-in 8.0.4 is available for downloading at Troi's website ( Licenses cost US$99 per user. Details on developer licenses and multi-user discounts can be found on the web site.

Upgrading to version 8.0.4 is free for all users of version 8.0 to 8.0.3: version 8.0.4 works with the same registration as the 8.0 version. Users who bought a license for Troi File Plug-in on or after Nov. 1, 2014, are entitled to a free upgrade to version 8.0.4. Eligible users have been...

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Sep 24
Construction Estimator mm 1.0 released for OS X

MICOM Software ( has introduced Construction Estimator mm, an estimating program developed exclusively for Mac OS X.

Designed for professional contractors, homeowners and students alike, Construction Estimator can help anyone estimate materials and the cost of just about any project. Just press the button next to the function that you want to estimate, answer a few questions and the quantities and cost totals are displayed.

Construction Estimator doesn't have a set beginning point; you can start with any function. Each function has inputs that relate to the area to be calculated. After inputting the measurements press the calculate button. This will calculate and display the cost and the materials.

These totals are then displayed in the Totals form. The Totals form is where you can also save and load your estimates. After completing a function you can exit the form...

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Sep 24
Maintain serves up Cocktail 8.6 (Yosemite Edition)

Maintain has announced Cocktail 8.6 (Yosemite Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X Yosemite.

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. This version addresses compatibility issues with OS X Server 5, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 and Microsoft Office 2016. It also contains many other bug fixes and overall performance improvements.

Cocktail 8.6 (Yosemite Edition) requires OS X Yosemite 10.10 to run. Cocktail (Mavericks Edition) for OS X 10.9, Cocktail (Mountain Lion Edition) for OS X 10.8 and Cocktail (Lion Edition) for OS X 10.7 are available for download from Maintain website. Cocktail 8.6 (Yosemite Edition) is US$19 for a single user license and available for purchase from the Maintain website (

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Sep 24
FmPro Migrator 7.70 adds FileMaker 14 to Microsoft Access...

.com Solutions Inc. has released FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition 7.70 ( with an updated FileMaker 14 to Microsoft Access conversion feature.

Enhancements have also been made to the conversion of FileMaker Portals to Access SubForms by adding the LinkMasterFields and LinkChildFields properties to automatically use the relationship between the main form and the SubForm. This release supports FileMaker Pro Advanced 11, 12, 13 and 14.

FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition is available immediately and is priced at US$600 per developer. You can build an unlimited number of web applications having up to 250 forms/reports/layouts with FmPro Migrator during the term of the license key.

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Sep 24
New synchronization engine offers data protection For FileMaker

The data synchronization engine SyncDeK is now SyncServer Pro ( and offers a completely redesigned wizard based assistant, simplified setup requirements and easy-to-use tools to help recover from disasters.

According to the folks at Linear Blue, SSP has completely reimagined how synchronization solutions are setup, deployed and managed. By answering simple questions about project goals, a user can trigger one of several set-up assistants depending on the complexity of the project, making it ideal for all knowledge levels.

With this new release of SyncServer Pro, there's a free version offering the capability of a re-deployment assistant to roll live data into your offline development version. Because the brand-new SyncServer Pro has been designed to meet both the needs of small businesses and large enterprises, the functionality built-in to it is purposely wide-ranging...

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Sep 24
Fantastical 2.1 adds support for Mac OS X El Capitan

Flexibits has introduced Fantastical 2.1 ( for Mac OS X. It's the first major update for the calendar app and is compatible with El Capitan, due for a Sept. 30 release.

Fantastical 2 for Mac is available now for a limited-time sale price of US$39.99 from the Mac App Store or directly from the Flexibits Store. The standard price will be $49.99 after a few weeks. Fantastical requires OS X Yosemite 10.10 or OS X El Capitan 10.11.

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Sep 24
The latest iOS apps for Sept. 24

Here are some of the latest apps available at the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and/or Apple Watch.

Mac Daddy's Legendary Outdoors has announced Brother's Keeper. It's a free app to help you know the relative location of other hunters to help maintain safe separation in the field.

Digital World Studio has released Udaaku: The Destiny of a Charm King. In the US$0.99, 2.5D endless adventure game players save their beloved king Udaaku from notorious birds and kill them to be on the top in the leaderboards.

InRFood is a new, free app for helping individuals manage dietary restrictions. By simply scanning the barcode of a food's packaging or searching for that food on the app a shopper will learn essential information on its sodium and sugar content, as well as that food's carbohydrate and calorie scores.

Ubacoda has launched Spooktacular Creeps. It's a free, physics based puzzle game in which players collect gold by popping spooky...

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Sep 23
Records is ready for OS X El Capitan

Push Popcorn ( has introduced Records 1.1 for Mac OS X. The upgrade of the personal database tool built around a WYSIWYG [what you see is what you get] visual editor is ready for the upcoming Mac OS X El Capitan release.

Records lets users drag and drop form fields and start entering data instantly. No prior database knowledge is required and you don't have to write a single line of code. Records provides pre-filled lists, such as countries, currencies or credit cards, in order to speed up database creation.

Records for Mac is available from the Mac App Store for US$49.99. It requires OS X Yosemite or El Capitan. Version 1.1 is a free update for registered users.

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Sep 23
Magic Bullet Suite 12.1 expands color correction experience

Red Giant has rolled out Magic Bullet Suite 12.1, a free update to the Magic Bullet Suite 12 color correction, finishing and film looks solution. Packed with new features, presets and host support, the Magic Bullet Suite 12.1 update offers a more fluid color correction experience that includes new trackpad controls and real time color correction during video playback.

Magic Bullet Suite 12 includes Magic Bullet Looks, Magic Bullet Colorista III, Magic Bullet Film, Magic Bullet Mojo, Magic Bullet Cosmo, Denoiser II and LUT Buddy. To update an existing Magic Bullet Suite, go to For more information, or to purchase, cruise on over to It costs US$799 for new users.

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Sep 23
Apple posts iOS 9.0.1

Apple has released iOS 9.0.1. It's a bug fix release that addresses several issues, including (per Apple):

° Fixes an issue where some users could not complete setup assistant after updating;

° Fixes an issue where sometimes alarms and timers could fail to play;

° Fixes an issue in Safari and Photos where pausing video could cause the paused frame to appear distorted;

° Fixes an issue where some users with a custom APN setup via a profile would lose cellular data.

iOS 9 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.

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Sep 23
Booq unveils the Shadow messenger bag

The team at booq have announced their latest messenger bag: the Shadow. Available in gray and black, the Shadow features a unique profile and sleek exterior.

Compact and lightweight, the Shadow’s interior offers a spacious main compartment, a zippered pocket to store smaller accessories and a padded laptop compartment to keep a 15-inch MacBook or PC safely stored. The Shadow is available now for US$130 (black) and $160 (gray) at and various retailers.

The exterior of the gray Shadow features a water resistant jute, custom nylon seatbelt shoulder strap and a front flap that’s secured with aluminum buckles, while the black version features a water resistant 1680D ballistic nylon material, custom nylon seatbelt shoulder strap and a front flap that’s secured with plastic buckles. Both include a large back pocket for exterior storage.

The interior of the gray Shadow is lined with a...

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Sep 23
Pope Francis' US visit could affect new iPhone delivery...

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are due to arrive Friday, Sept. 25. However, deliveries in certain areas, such as New York City, may be delayed due to the security involving Pope Francis' US visit.

According to The Verge (, some customers are receiving the following email from Apple: "Thank you for your recent Apple Store purchase.

"Your iPhone 6s 64GB Rose Gold is scheduled for delivery on Friday, September 25th. However, due to traffic restrictions expected for that day in New York City, your delivery may be delayed.

"If we're unable to complete the delivery on Friday, we'll also be making Saturday deliveries at most locations.

"To track your package, please visit UPS with your tracking number: XXXX.

"We know you're looking forward to receiving your new iPhone, and we apologize if your order is affected."

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Sep 23
Star Walk 2 for iOS 9 now available

Vito Technology ( has announced Star Walk 2, an update to the company's stargazing guide for iOS and Android devices.

The app provides a journey through thousands of stars, comets, and constellations. Among new features in version 2 are iOS 9 and Watch OS 2 support, including integrated spotlight search, slide over, new widget, new Apple Watch app, notifications for calendar events, New Horizons mission, Portuguese language, and more.

Star Walk 2 costs US$0.99 (all additional content is $2.99). It's available worldwide through the Apple App Store in the Education category. There's also an Android version available on Google Play.

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Sep 23
56 commercial use fonts added to Free Fonts Collection

128bit Technologies has released version 6.0 of their Free Fonts collection on the Mac App Store. It adds over 50 new fonts.

The new fonts for creative Mac users boost the font count from 450 to 500 in the Mac App Stor. All fonts are available in OpenType font format for both personal and commercial use projects. The Free Fonts are also available on the MacAppware website ( download outside of the Mac App Store.

Additionally, the custom preview app showing how the fonts look before installing them now supports English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese languages. Already have Free Fonts downloaded and installed from the Mac App Store? Just check the Updates section of the Mac App Store to download version 6.0. If you downloaded through the MacAppware website you will receive an email with a download link for the new font additions.

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Sep 23
BatchOutput for Microsoft Excel now supports Office 2016

Zevrix Solutions has announced BatchOutput XLS 2.3, a compatibility update to its popular output automation solution for Microsoft Excel on Mac OS X.

In addition to batch printing and PDF exporting, the software lets users carry out automated professional PDF production directly from Excel eliminating time consuming post-processing. The app also helps users effortlessly repurpose Excel spreadsheets for web and mobile devices. The new version makes BatchOutput XLS compatible with Microsoft Office 2016.

BatchOutput XLS can be purchased for US$39.95 from the Zevrix website ( A demo is available for download. BatchOutput XLS requires Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.11 and Microsoft Excel 2008, 2011 or 2016.

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Sep 23
'iPhone 6s Guide' is a new tips book for the iPhone 6s...

Stopframe ( has published the "iPhone 6s Guide," an US$3.99 eBook available in the Amazon Kindle Store that's packed with tips and tutorials for both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

It covers iOS 9, 3D Touch, Apple Music, Safari, Photos and the iPhone 6s hardware. The "iPhone 6s Guide" is also packed with large color images that help to visually explain tips and tutorials.

The 201-page "iPhone 6s Guide" is available on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Kindle Devices. It's available worldwide exclusively through the Kindle Store in the Computers category.

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Sep 22
QuarkXPress 2015 users can save over $450 on

Quark says that until Sept. 30, all QuarkXPress 2015 users are eligible for a full year of the new Desktop Font Subscription of 9,000+ fonts for US$99. The offer saves QuarkXPress 2015 users $451 off the standard retail price.

QuarkXPress 2015 users who take advantage of the offer will have access to the Monotype, Linotype and ITC typeface libraries, which feature signature designs like the Neue Helvetica, Avenir Next, and ITC Franklin Gothic families, as well new releases, including the Metro Nova and Neue Haas Grotesk collections. To learn more about the offer go to

Designers who don’t have a copy of QuarkXPress 2015 can purchase or upgrade now to take advantage of this special offer. Upgrades to QuarkXPress 2015 are available from all previous versions of QuarkXPress at

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Sep 22
Apple tells developers how to validate their version of Xcode

Apple has issued a statement in response to the XcodeGhost, saying that it has removed all infected apps it is aware of from the App Store and is working with developers to ensure they are using a legitimate version of Xcode.

"We’ve removed the apps from the App Store that we know have been created with this counterfeit software," Apple said in a statement. "We are working with the developers to make sure they’re using the proper version of Xcode to rebuild their apps."

Apple has posted instructions for making sure your version of Xcode is validated. You can find them at

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Sep 22
Office 2016 for Mac available as a $150 purchase

Microsoft has announced ( that Office 2016 for Mac is now available as a one-time $149.99 purchase without an Office 365 subscription.

Office Home & Student 2016 includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote for home use on one Mac. It requires OS X 10.10 or later.

In July, Office 2016 for Mac was released to Office 365 customers. The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote "are a significant step forward and provide the best of both worlds for Mac users—a familiar Office experience paired with the best of the Mac platform," according to Microsoft.

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Sep 22
Judge: Samsung must pay Apple $548 million

Judge Lucy Koh has ruled that Samsung must now pay US$548 million from the first patent trial between Apple and Samsung has ordered by the Federal Court of Appeals.

Samsung, as expected, is appealing the decision based on a lengthy and ongoing patent invalidation process, saying that because of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) examination, the order isn't being performed as required by federal procedure, notes MacNN (

This is all part of an ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung had filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices. On May 14, 2014, an U.S. appeals court affirmed a decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that Apple is innocent of violating three patents owned by Samsung. Earlier that...

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Sep 22
BeLight giving away Get Backup Pro for Mac OS X for a limited...

For a limited time, BeLight Software is giving away ( Get Backup Pro, the company's backup and disc cloning software, for Mac users preparing to migrate to OS X El Capitan.

The software lets users clone their Mac's HD and SSD to get a backup disk that can be booted up and used in case of a crash or accidental data loss that may happen during migration to the new OS. Get Backup Pro will remain free until Sept. 30, when El Capitan is due for release. The regular price is US$19.95.

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