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May 03
Retrospect: 52% of small businesses have suffered data loss

A new survey sponsored by Retrospect (www.retrospect.com), makes of Retrospect Backup & Recovery software, finds that more than half of small businesses have suffered data loss, through accident, loss, failure, theft, or disaster. The survey was conducted with Google Consumer Surveys across a sample of 1,000 small businesses.
 
The survey respondents reported accidents to be the most common form of data loss at 36%. Behind that, they reported loss at 21%, theft at 15%, disaster at 7%, and other at 6%. Under “Other,” respondents included "drive failure,”manufacturer erasing the hard drive during a warranty repair” and "employees doing things they shouldn’t.” And with the ability to select more than one form of data loss, 2% reported that they were unlucky enough to suffer from all four types.
 
According to a Gartner research group study of companies experiencing a "major loss" of computer...

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May 03
AAS releases Epicycles sound bank for Chromaphone 2, AAS Player...

Applied Acoustics Systems has released the Epicycles sound bank (www.applied-acoustics.com/epicycles/) for the Chromaphone 2 synthesizer and AAS Player plug-ins in collaboration with artist and sound designer Richard Devine.

After his Microsound Textures compendium, Devine revisits Chromaphone in its second incarnation and presents an opaque collection of new sounds. The 111 Epicycles presets delve into enigmatic and uncertain lands. Nine categories structure the series of patterns and textures: Soundscapes, Basses, Plucked Strings, Keys, Synths, Strings and Pads, Percussions, Arps, and Effects.


The Epicycles sound bank is available through May 31 at the introductory price of $29 (the regular price is $39) and is bundled with every purchase of the new Chromaphone 2 acoustic object synthesizer. The instant download delivery package includes both a Chromaphone 2...

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May 03
MailButler for OS X Mail gets Follow-Up feature

MailButler (https://www.feingeist.io/mailbutler), the Apple Mail assistant by Feingeist Software GmbH, has added a new feature on its list.

It's called Follow-Up, and it allows users to schedule a follow-up reminder that will notify them when there is no response to a particular email. Once the email is written, the user can just tell MailButler when he wants to be reminded, and the notification will appear on his preferred date and time. MailButler simplifies, optimizes and streamlines working with emails.

The app requires Mac OS X 10.10 or later. A demo is available for download; registration is $8.95.

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May 03
Mail Designer Pro 2.6 for OS X gets expanded Mobile Preview

equinux has released Mail Designer Pro 2.6 for OS X with expanded Mobile Preview and automatic preflight link check.

The app lets you create and optimize responsive HTML newsletters for the newest Apple devices. The Mobile Preview in Mail Designer Pro simulates in real time how your newsletter appears on a smartphone or tablet. Mail Designer Pro 2.6 now includes a Mobile Preview for the iPhone SE and the iPad Pro (12,9" and 9,7"). In order to view the simulation for the larger sized iPad Pro on a MacBook Air, the Mobile Preview can now be scaled down making it possible to optimize newsletters for all mobile devices.

Current users of  Mail Designer Pro 2 can download a free update to version 2.6.  For all new users, Mail Designer Pro 2 is now available at a special introductory price of only $49.99 in the  equinux Online Store (www.equinux.com/maildesignerpro) and in the Mac...

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May 03
Calcine for OS X gets improved import dialog

Tension Software (www.tensionsoftware.com) has updated Calcine for Mac OS X to version 4.2.1. The new version has an improved import dialog.


The app allows you to have an algebra solver in small stripe window taking just a small portion of your Mac screen. You can use it for simple additions or for complex formula using and assigning variables and constants

Calcine 4.2.1 requires Mac OS X 10.10 or higher and costs $4.99. It’s available at the Tension Software website and the Mac App Store.

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May 02
VideoTweet for OS X designed to imply sending videos to Twitter

VideoTweet (http://www.arcticwhiteness.com/videotweet/) is a new app for Mac OS X with one objective – to provide a simple way of sending videos to Twitter.

It’s designed to handle all the details of uploading a video with your tweet. Videos can be dragged to the standalone application. However, it also supports sharing from iPhoto, QuickTime and Final Cut Pro. X

VideoTweets is free; however, tweets will contain a link back to the developers site. Register for approximately $3.45, and the link will disappear.

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May 02
MOP: Operation Cleanup is new arcade runner for OS X

Ensenasoft (www.ensenasoft.com) has introduced MOP: Operation Cleanup 1.0, an arcade runner for Mac OS X.

To save the world players must sweep the area for trash and run, jump, swim and slide their way through each world, destroying enemies and obstacles blocking their path. You can explore five worlds with 50 missions.

MOP: Operation Cleanup 1.0 requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later. It costs $4.99 and is available at the Mac App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/app/mop-operation-cleanup/id1064622094).

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May 02
App Delete Lite for OS X gets revamped user interface, more

Reggie Ashworth (http://www.reggieashworth.com/appdeletelite) has announced AppDelete Lite 4.0.4, an update to his Mac deletion utility.

Via drag and drop, AppDelete Lite will uninstall anything along with all of the associated items. Version 4.0.4 sports a revamped interface and a revised workflow. It also finds more files than ever before thanks to an improved algorithm.

App Delete Lite requires OS X 10.7.3 or later. It costs $3.99 and is available at the Mac App Store. AppDelete Lite users can upgrade to AppDelete for an additional $3.99, but only via the AppDelete/AppDelete Lite website.

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May 02
Tension Software announces CryptoEdit 2.1 for OS X

Tension Software (www.tensionsoftware.com) has updated CryptoEdit for Mac OS X to version 2.1.

It’s an application for creating and editing “encrypted by default” documents. It can manage TEXT, RTF and RTFD (with images) format. CryptoEdit saves documents on disk always as encrypted.

It’s designed as a solution to manage reserved documents with formatted text and images. Version 1.1 provides autolock of documents when in background, a better lock of documents, enhanced startup options, and improved working “As a Service” from other applications.

CryptoEdit requires Mac OS X 10.10 or higher. It costs $4.99 and is available at the Tension Software website and the Mac App Store.

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Apr 29
Scosche announces MagicMount PowerBank

Scosche Industries has announced the MagicMount PowerBank, which magnetically attaches to Lightning or micro USB-powered smartphones to charge them when users are on the go.

It packs an internal 4000mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery, capable of fully charging a dead smartphone, such as the iPhone 6/6s or Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, twice. Its built-in 2.1A output charges these devices safely and at the fastest rate possible, according to the folks at Scosche. The MagicMount PowerBank comes pre-charged and can be used right out of the box. It features four blue LED lights that indicate available battery power level.

The MagicMount PowerBank affixes to smartphones via “100% safe, powerful rare-earth magnets,” while the built-in Lightning or micro USB cable plugs into the device for charging. This connection provides a compact design.

The MagicMount PowerBank works with tablets also. It’s available now at SCOSCHE.com for $49.99 (the micro USB device edition) or...

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Apr 29
iFlicks for OS X feature automatic chapter and subtitle download...

Jendrik Bertram has released iFlicks 2.4 (www.iflicksapp.com) for Mac OS X.

iFlicks has integrated video muxing and encoding capabilities for users to need to quickly import their video files into iTunes and automatically complete them with metadata and artwork. Version 2.4 features automatic chapter and subtitle download, extended in-place editing, chapter images, improved metadata, extended rules and much more.

iFlicks 2.4 requires Mac OS X 10.10 or higher. It’s available at the Mac App Store at special pricing for awhile: $12.99 until May 8 (50% off), $18.99 until the end of May (25% off), and $24.99 afterwards.

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Apr 29
Deliver Express 2.5.12 for OS X improves compatibility across OS...

Zevrix Solutions has announced Deliver Express 2.5.12, a maintenance update to its file transfer solution that automatically sends files across the Internet and locally from watched hot folders.

The app also issues automatic email notifications upon file delivery. Deliver Express can serve unlimited users on a network and supports FTP, SFTP, WebDAV and more. Version 2.5.12 solves a compatibility issue with some older versions of OS X and introduces improvements in memory management and stability.

Deliver Express can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com). The license prices are based on the maximum number of allowed destinations and range from $29.95 to $299.95. Version 2.5.12 is a free update for licensed users. A demo is available for download. Deliver Express requires OS X 10.5-10.11 (some features require OS X 10.7 and later).

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Apr 29
Orders for Mac OS X upgraded to version 1.1

Tension Software (www.tensionsoftware.com) has updated Orders for Mac OS X to version 1.1.

It’s an app for archiving your company sales orders, typically coming in tabled or form orders, after a previous preprocessing or directly from web servers or other sources. Version 1.1 is a maintenance upgrade.

Orders requires Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan. It costs $19.99 and is available from the Mac App Store, as well as the Tension Software website.

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Apr 28
StarTech launches USB-C adapter line

StarTech.com has released a new USB-C to DVI Adapter that’s available in black and white. The adapter helps users utilize the USB-C port on their laptop and use their existing DVI cables.  
 
The USB-C to DVI Adapter provides the ability to continue using your existing DVI cables to connect a USB-C laptop, such as a MacBook, Chromebook, or Dell XPS laptop to a DVI projector or monitor. The $41.99 adapter is available at CDW, Amazon.com, Newegg.com, PC Connection, and Insight.

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Apr 28
Apple’s CareKit tool arrives along with four new apps

Apple has launched its third medical framework, CareKit. Four apps are now available at the Apple App Store.

CareKit is a tool for assisting people in taking an active role in their care. iPhone apps using it make it easier for individuals to keep track of care plans and monitor symptoms and medication; providing insights that help people better understand their own health, says Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, Initiatives.

With the ability to share information with doctors, nurses or family members, CareKit apps help people take a more active role in their health, he adds. CareKit has been released as an open source framework, allowing the developer community to continue building on the first four modules designed by Apple.

The first four CareKit apps are: Glow Nurture, a pregnancy tracker; Glow Baby, an app to help you log and time all aspects of your baby’s care; Start, a depression management app; and OneDrop, a diabetes management app.

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Apr 28
Create Booklet for OS X gets automated batch processing

TheKeptPromise (www.thekeptpromise.com) has released Create Booklet 1.3.3, an update to its booklet printing app for Mac OS X.

Create Booklet allows anyone to create a booklet from almost any file from within almost any software. Thanks to the manual duplex feature, the user saves money, time and paper when printing many pages. In version 1.3.3, Booklet Factory has been updated with automated batch processing and now supports El Capitan. It's perfect for anyone who quickly needs to create multiple booklets at once.

Create Booklet 1.3.3 requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later. It costs US$9.99 and is available at the Mac App Store in the Utilities category.

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Apr 28
Tension Software announces Product Manager 2.1for Mac OS X

Tension Software has updated Product Manager to version 2.1 It’s a Mac OS X application for managing company products from different standpoints.

Product Manager is document based and can manage an unlimited number of documents each with an unlimited number of products, subdivided in families.

Product Manager can be used also for a different typology of products (not only software) to manage the activities associated to the improvements, distributions and marketing of the product.Version 2.1 is a maintenance upgrade.

Product Manager requires OS X 10.10 or higher. It costs $19.99 and is available at the Tension Software website (www.tensionsoftware.com) and from the Mac App Store.

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Apr 27
Aleratec releases Mac software for 1:10 USB 3.0 Copy Cruiser...

Aleratec (www.aleratec.com) has announced a software upgrade for 1:10 USB 3.0 Copy Cruiser Mini Duplicator, allowing compatibility with Mac OS X computers and laptops in addition to Windows 10/8/7/Vista platforms.

The 1:10 USB 3.0 Copy Cruiser Mini is a computer-connected USB duplicator that clones up to 10 USB 3.0/2.0 flash drives simultaneously. The new software is now included with the purchase of any new 1:10 USB 3.0 Copy Cruiser Mini duplicator.

Aleratec's 1:10 USB 3.0 Copy Cruiser Mini has an estimated retail price) of $314.99 and is available from Aleratec's dedicated resellers and distribution. Also available with the Mac software is the 1:22 USB Copy Cruiser Mini duplicator with an estimated price of $629.00 and 1:16 USB 3.0 Copy Cruiser Mini duplicator with an estimated price of $499.

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Apr 27
Stairways Software releases Keyboard Maestro 7.1 for OS X

Stairways Software has announced Keyboard Maestro 7.1 (https://www.keyboardmaestro.com/main/), the new version of its productivity enhancer for OS X.  

Version 7.1 enhances the Custom HTML Prompt, further allowing customized user interfaces to be built. It also adds the ability to import macros disabled or quit the Keyboard Maestro Engine on launch of the editor (both if all modifiers are held down). What’s more, the upgrade detects and reports if Safari has been hobbled by disallowing JavaScript from Apple Events if any Safari actions fail because of this restriction, and also reports the likely process responsible for holding the system in Secure Input Mode.

New customers can purchase Keyboard Maestro for $36. Those who purchased Keyboard Maestro after Jan. 1, 2015, have been issued a free upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 7. Customers who purchased Keyboard Maestro 6 prior...

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Apr 27
EnsenaSoft introduces Mahjong Deluxe 3 for Mac OS X

EnsenaSoft has introduced Mahjong Deluxe 3 (http://www.mahjongdeluxe3.com), the latest installment in their series of Mahjong games for Mac OS X.

Suitable to players of all ages and experience levels, it offers a modern rendition of the Chinese classic. This game includes eight different worlds containing a total of 640 puzzle layouts in 2D and 3D.

Mahjong Deluxe 3 requires OS X 10.6.6 or later. It costs $4.99 and is available through the Mac App Store in the Games category.

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Apr 27
Tension Software announces DMG Master 2.5.1 for OS X

Tension Software (www.tensionsoftware.com) has released DMG Master 2.5.1 for Mac OS X. It’s a maintenance upgrade.

It’s a document based application for creating standard Disk Image Archive with just one click. Disk Image Archive is the universal standard on OS X and is recognized by any Mac. Disk Image Archive (.dmg) files can be opened on any Mac without any software.

DMG Master 2.5.1 requires Mac OS X 10.10 or higher. It costs $6.99.

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Apr 26
Apple announces posted quarterly revenue of $50.6 billion

Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 second quarter that ended March 26. The company posted quarterly revenue of $50.6 billion and quarterly net income of $10.5 billion, or $1.90 per diluted share.

These results compare to revenue of $58 billion and net income of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.4% compared to 40.8% in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 67%
of the quarter’s revenue.

“Our team executed extremely well in the face of strong macroeconomic headwinds,” said CEO Tim Cook. “We are very happy with the continued strong growth in revenue from Services, thanks to the incredible strength of the Apple ecosystem and our growing base of over one billion active devices.”

The company also announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an increase of $50 billion to its program to return capital to shareholders. Under the expanded program, Apple plans to...

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Apr 26
Satechi releases Aluminum Mini Docking Station for the Mac

Satechi has released the Aluminum Mini Docking Station, a compact hub that connects to Mac via USB and expands its functionality by offering four USB 3.0 ports, a gigabit Ethernet port, HDMI and DVI video connections, and a 3.5mm port.

The Aluminum Mini Docking Station allows users to use one centralized docking station to connect multiple peripherals and devices. The docking station features four high-speed USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port for 4K video output or multiple video out ports to use a computer with multiple monitors at high-speed. Its small form factor, measuring just under 4x4x2 inches, gives users valuable desk space without the hassle of hiding important ports.

The Aluminum Mini Docking Station is available in silver for $149.99 on Satechi.net and Amazon.com.

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Apr 26
PDFpen 8 Features Digital Signatures, File & Audio...

Smile has released PDFpen 8, the latest version of its all-purpose PDF editing tool for the Mac. The upgrade features support for digital signatures, file attachments, and, in PDFpenPro, portfolio creation.

PDFpen and PDFpenPro 8 now enable the application of digital signatures, as well as validation of digitally signed documents. This signing option adds to PDFpen 7’s current signing options, which include interactive signature fields, pasting scanned signatures, and a scribble tool.

PDFpenPro and PDFpen 8 work with PDFpen for iPad and iPhone version 2, allowing editing across devices when used with Dropbox storage or iCloud Drive. iCloud storage is available when PDFpen is purchased via the Mac App Store.

PDFpen retails for $74.95, and PDFpenPro for $124.95. Family pack licenses, which cover up to five computers in one household, are $94.95 for PDFpen and $149.95 for PDFpenPro. Office pack licenses for five users start at $224.95 for PDFpen and $349.95 for...

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Apr 26
Seagate shipping the 10TB Helium Enterprise Drive in volume

Seagate Technology is now shipping in volume its 10TB helium enterprise drives— the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD. Designed to meet the storage needs of top cloud service providers, it features the industry’s lowest power and weight for maximum space efficiency at the lowest energy usage, says Mark Re, chief technical officer at Seagate.

Announced in January in conjunction with partners Huawei and Alibaba, the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD improves performance by using advanced caching algorithms to help cloud data center managers manage the increasing volume of data more quickly, he adds. Featuring Seagate PowerChoice technology, the drive helps businesses manage and reduce the ongoing costs associated with power and cooling during idle time, while Seagate’s PowerBalance feature helps optimize the IOPS/Watt for greater efficiency.

Seagate’s 10TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD expands Supermicro’s hyperscale server and storage solutions optimized for cloud solution...

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