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Sep 23
Akvis Retoucher update adds new feature to the Stamp tool

Akvis has released Akvis Retoucher 4.5 (http://akvis.com/en/retoucher) for Mac OS X and Windows systems, an update of the app for restoring damaged photos by removing dust, scratches, stains, and by reconstructing the missing parts of a photo automatically.

The new version adds a new feature to the Stamp tool. Now it's possible to mirror a clone horizontally and vertically. It can be helpful, for example, when you need to add a mirror of the restored object to water, glass, etc.

Akvis Retoucher is available in plug-in and  standalone versions. The plug-in version is compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS5 64 bit. The software runs on Mac OS X 10.4 and higher and Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/Win7.

AKVIS Retoucher sells for $87. A demo is available for download.

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Sep 23
"REALbasic Developer Magazine" available in book...

"REALbasic Developer Magazine" (http://www.rbdeveloper.com/) is reprinting the last year's issues into a bound book that will be shipping in October. Through Sept. 30 the book may be pre-ordered for $37.50, 25% off the normal price of $49.99.

Current subscribers can save even more with an additional subscriber discount. The 384-page book contains the full contents of year 8 of the magazine (issues 8.1-8.6, Nov. 2009-Oct. 2010), and features a full-color cover, black ink interior, and perfect-binding. Those interested should place orders today on the REALbasic Developer web site.

A bimonthly publication focused on instructing users of the REAL Studio development environment, "REALbasic Developer" is a source of REALbasic instruction, tutorials, and programming advice. Subscriptions in digital format (PDF) are $49.99 per year. Individual printed issues may ordered via MagCloud. More...

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Sep 23
GTA to bring iPhone 4 to Guam on Sept. 24

GTA TeleGuam (http://www.gta.net) says it will launch iPhone 4 in Guam on Sept. 24 with a range of service plans tailored for iPhone customers. Full pricing will be announced soon.

"Customer response to iPhone in Guam has been overwhelming and we are confident the unique features of iPhone 4 will be received with great excitement by our customers," says Roland Certeza, executive vice president of sales for GTA TeleGuam. "GTA customers will find it easy and affordable to enjoy the great new innovations of iPhone 4 with our range of plans and pricing."

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Sep 23
Roku introduces new line of HD streaming players

Roku (http://www.roku.com), makers of the Roku streaming player, has introduced its new product lineup. With up to 1080p HD streaming support and Instant Replay, the new players are shipping immediately at prices starting from US$59.99.

All models feature high-definition playback as well as support for older, standard definition TVs. There are three new Roku models: the entry-level Roku HD at $59.99; the Roku XD with Wireless-N and 1080p, and the top-of-the-line Roku XDS, which adds dual-band wireless technology and extensive connectivity options for home entertainment systems.

All Roku players deliver a large collection of streaming entertainment available for the TV, including over 100,000 movies and TV shows from Netflix and Amazon; Video On Demand; live and on-demand baseball from MLB.TV; music from Pandora, MP3tunes, MOG, and RadioTime; photo and video sharing from Flickr and Facebook; plus news and...

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Sep 23
TaskTime for Mac OS X gets maintenance update

ToThePoint Software has updated TaskTime (http://www.ttpsoftware.com/Products/tasktime.html), Mac OS X software for tracking time spend on jobs, to version 4.4.7.7. The new version fixes a bug related to saving invoice preferences.

TaskTime can generate personalized invoices which can be emailed, printed, and saved to disk. Other features include: project status tracking, Address Book integration for adding clients, linking of related resources to projects for reference, project expenses tracking, the ability to bill for flat rate items, scheduled and manual data backup, minimizing of project windows to small floating time controllers and more.

TaskTime costs US$20. Version 4.4.7.7 is a free update for registered users of version 4.x.

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Sep 23
MacWise rings up version 12.16

Carnation Software has released MacWise 12.16 (ttp://www.MacWise.com) for Mac OS X 10.2 and higher. The new version adds two new variables to use for MacFileName.

MacFileName can be a complete path or just a file name. If no path is specified, then the file is saved on the desktop.

Many host computers are programmed to instruct the client app to save and restore screens. MacWise 12.0 or later supports three sets of escape sequences commonly used by PC clients (HostAccess, Accuterm and System Builder).

The software emulates ADDS Viewpoint, Wyse 50, Wyse 60, Wyse 370, Televideo TV 925, DEC VT100, VT220 and Prism terminals. MacWise also supports ANSI and SCO ANSI color. Esprit III color is also supported in Wyse 370 mode, and AppleScript. It works with Intel or PowerPC Macs, MacBooks, Powerbooks and desktops and allows users to connect to the host via serial, modem, telnet, ssh, via the internet or local connection.

MacWise costs US$95 for a single users...

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Sep 23
Tunebug Shake gets a helmet rocking

TuneBug (http://www.tunebug.com) has released the Tunebug Shake, an US$99.99 device designed to turn any helmet --- be it ski, snowboard, skateboard, cycling, or hard hat -- into a "personal music concert." w

The Tunebug Shake sends sound waves through the surface of the helmet creating an overhead listening experience. It's designed to eliminates the need for earphones. It can be connected to iPods, MP3 players, mobile phones, or any other portable music device wirelessly using Bluetooth technology or by audio cable.

The Shake also features a rechargeable battery with about five hours of playtime. It charges via the included USB cable. 

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Sep 23
New York Apple specialist offering workshops for retail biz

Tekserve, New York City's largest independent Apple specialist, will hold a day of workshops supporting retail businesses.

The event will be held on Sept. 30 at Tekserve's Manhattan retail location. It is the latest in their ongoing program, Tekserve Means Business, aimed at small- and medium-sized business and focusing on practical, affordable productivity and security solutions from Tekserve and Apple.

Four workshop sessions will be held throughout the day at noon, 2, 4, and 6 p.m. A networking reception will be held before the 6:00 p.m. session. To register, or for more info, visit: tekserve.com/meansbusiness .

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Sep 23
Melodyne for Mac OS X goes 64-bit

Celemony (http://www.celemony.com) has announced 1.2 of its Mac compatible Melodyne editor, Melodyne assistant and Melodyne essential. The update brings full 64-bit compatibility and various optimizations.
 
With version 1.2, the new Melodyne generation joins the currently select ranks of plug-ins capable of running native in modern 64-bit hosts. For users, this means primarily that Melodyne is more robust and runs more smoothly during the editing of more extensive projects, accoring to the folks at Celemony.

Broader host compatibility, various workflow improvements -- such as in the handling of transfer storage paths -- and a number of bug-fixes round off version 1.2. Naturally, compatibility with 32-bit hosts is maintained. Version 1.2 will appear in October and is free for registered users.

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Sep 23
WHDI and WirelessHD establish wireless HD market

Wireless high-definition (HD) video technologies represent the next frontier in consumer electronic (CE) connectivity,replacing the nest of wires in the living room with high-bandwidth wireless technologies capable of transmitting HD video streams, according to a new study by Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com).

The primary candidate technologies include: wireless home digital interface (WHDI), WirelessHD, and Wireless Gigabit (WiGig). WHDI and WirelessHD are new, uncompressed HD video transmission technologies, each of which is primarily promoted by start-up chip companies. Although each has significant potential, both face significant market obstacles. WiGig has broad-based industry participation, but silicon is still a long way from the market, says Research and Markets.

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Sep 22
Avid unveils new line-up of music tools

Avid (http://www.avid.com) has introduced a set of tools -- including the new Pro Tools Mbox family, the M-Audio MobilePre, Pro Tools SE bundles and M-Audio Oxygen 88 keyboard controller -- for a range of musicians who are seeking to create, record and mix music at home or on the road.
 
According to Avid, new features in the third generation of the Pro Tools Mbox family -- Pro Tools Mbox Pro, Pro Tools Mbox and Pro Tools Mbox Mini -- include: re-designed hardware with pro features delivering best-in-class audio and the flexibility to compose using Pro Tools LE or your DAW of choice

For first-time Pro Tools users and emerging artists with an interest in musical composition, editing and production, the new Avid Recording Studio, Avid KeyStudio and Avid Vocal Studio systems provide everything needed to create and record music at home, including new Pro Tools SE software and proven M-Audio hardware....

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Sep 22
Apple updates iWork apps for the iPad

Apple has released version 1.2 updates to its three iWork apps for the iPad: Pages, Numbers and Keynote. They're available at the Apple App Store.

According to Apple, the updates offer improvements to file-format support and file transferring, add the ability to transfer files to and from remote servers and beef up support for exporting files in Microsoft Office-compatible file formats. They also support transferring documents to and from iDisk, a feature of Apple's MobileMe US$99-per-year suite of online services/tools.

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Sep 22
Apple releases LED Cinema Display Software Update 1.0

Apple has posted LED Cinema Display Software Update 1.0 (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1107). It provides support for the 27-inch LED Cinema Display.

It's a 75.79MB download and requires Mac OS X 10.6.4 or higher. LED Cinema Display Software Update 1.0 can be obtained with the Software Updates component of Mac OS X's Systems Preferences app.

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Sep 22
NBC not likely to join rental program for new Apple TV

NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker says the network isn't likely to follow rivals to make its TV shows available for new US$0.99 rental service unveiled earlier this month in conjunction with the new Apple TV, reports "Reuters" (http://www.reuters.com/article/idCNN2219136720100922).

"We do not think 99 cents is the right price point for our content. ... We thought it would devalue our content," Zucker said at a Goldman Sachs investor conference. And he noted that NBC shows are already available for $1.99 for download at iTunes.

The new $99 Apple TV was introduced on Sept. 1 and should ship within the next 2-4 weeks. With it you rent a TV episode for $0.99, and you have up to 30 days to start watching and then 48 hours to finish it -- or watch multiple times.

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Sep 22
iPhone/iPod/iPad apps for Sept. 22

Here are the latest iPhone/iPod touch/iPod/iPad apps announced. You can find 'em at the Apple App Store (http://www.itunes.com/appstore/).

Electric Pocket’s new (and free) Nag app for iPhone offers a simple control screen for setting a quick reminder for yourself. Tapping on a single button sets a nagging alarm that will jog your memory over and over. Nag's controls let you press a single button to set an alarm at the top of the hour, or at a set time away -- such as in five minutes, or an hour from now. If you want to fine-tune the alarm time, then simply press the time buttons again to add to the elapsed time.

Gamincom has announced Luminou 1.0 for iOS devices. Designed for little ones who are afraid on the dark, the US$1.99 app offers a choice of 10 plush toys that glow in the dark, and shuts down gradually depending on the length of your choice. You can also choose from 10...

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Sep 22
Android OS grows in business market, but iOS stays strong

ChangeWave's (http://www.changewave.com) latest corporate spending survey shows that the big winner in the business smart phone market this quarter is the Google Android Operating System, though Apple's iOS still remains strong.

When the research group asked respondents which mobile operating system their company currently provides, the Android OS (16%) was the clear momentum winner, registering a six point jump in market share since a previous survey in May.

All told, over the past nine months the Android OS has seen a five-fold increase in corporate market share. At the same time, Research In Motion’s OS still holds the dominant share of the corporate market, but it has dropped three points since May in terms of current share. The Apple iOS remains strong, ticking higher by one point.

Going forward, 35% of respondents report their company plans to buy smart phones next quarter one...

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Sep 22
FMC announces new iPhone, iPad development courses

Future Media Concepts (http://www.FMCtraining.com), an Apple Gold Level training Center, is expanding its Mac IT Academy offerings with two workshops for creating, publishing and selling iPhone and iPad applications.
 
The workshops are taught in small class size to maximize student/instructor interaction and provide the most conducive learning environment, according to the folks at Future Media Concepts. The teaching methodology consists of a combination of instructor demonstration and hands-on supervised practice sessions. Contact Future Media Concepts for times and pricing.

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Sep 22
Only half a million iPad owners using AT&T's network?

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says that about a half a million iPad owners use the company's network to connect the Apple tablet computer to the Internet, reports "Reuters" (http://www.reuters.com/article/idCAN2116253420100921). And one analyst says that's a lower number than expected.

AT&T, is the only U.S. operator providing cellular connectivity for iPad. Pacific Crest analyst Steve Clement told "Reuters" that the half a million figure could indicate that many iPad purchasers aren't bothering to connect the device to the Internet using the AT&T network.
Since operators such as AT&T are expecting strong growth from gadgets such as tablet computers, this trend could mean the device category will represent less business than expected, he said.

"Half a million at this point would seem low," Clement told "Reuters." Samsung...

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Sep 22
Accused Apple supply manager proposes $600,000 in bonds

The Apple supply manager charged with selling company secrets for more than a million dollars in kickbacks has proposed posting a bond of more than US$600,000 from foreign bank accounts to be released from jail, reports "AppleInsider" (http://www.appleinsider.com).

Paul Devine has offered $612,407 apparently held in foreign bank accounts for bail, the article adds. The Apple global supply manager, has been accused of trading confidential Apple information in return for more than $1 million in payments, bribes and kickbacks.

He purportedly had over $150,000 stored in shoe boxes in his house. Devine had a further $20,000 worth of foreign currency in his possession, according to Department of Justice Attorney Michelle Kane.

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Sep 22
Ethernet Alliance Forum to explore next gen system design

Industry experts from companies such as Google, Cisco, VMware, NetApp and Intel will present on the impact Ethernet networks of the future will have on system and component design at a Technology Exploration Forum hosted by the Ethernet Alliance (http://www.ethernetalliance.com) on Oct. 5 in Santa Clara, California.


The continued evolution of Ethernet technology raises many questions about the future of network and system design. This one-day event, open to both Ethernet Alliance members and non-members, will provide the opportunity to explore these questions with members of the Ethernet community. Specific areas of discussion will include energy efficiency in Ethernet networks, higher Ethernet speeds, Internet data center, cloud computing and virtualization standards, and impacts on storage networking.

Forum attendees are invited to an informal networking reception following the...

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Sep 22
LensPack is new collection of video editing tools

Noise Industries (http://www.noiseindustries.com) has announced that FxFactory development partner SUGARfx has released a new collection of video editing tools and plug-ins in the form of LensPack, "lens effects with a twist."

FxFactory powered plug-ins are designed by Noise Industries and their development partners to extend the visual effects capabilities of Adobe After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion and Apple Final Cut Express applications. SUGARfx’s latest boasts capabilities for users looking to distort, straighten, magnify, loupe, and purposely flaw pristine video footage.

Priced at US$99, it comes with five image enhancement and distortion tools. Optico improves and increases normal lens distortion when shooting in wide-angle mod. Horizon Line straightens footage with an auto-rotation tool.

Distorium distorts footage to make it appear as if it is “literally”...

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Sep 22
USB Fever releases new iPhone 4, iPad products

USB Fever has released new products for the iPhone 4 and iPad. The Bamboo Made Case for iPad (http://www.usbfever.com/index_eproduct_view.php?products_id=2024) is an US$46.99 case for the Apple tablet that's made of real bamboo.

The Rubberized Back Cover Case for iPhone 4G with Click Stand (http://www.usbfever.com/index_eproduct_view.php?products_id=2023) is a $12.99 case that sports a kickstand for watching videos or viewing photos. The Power Pack for iPhone 4G (http://www.usbfever.com/index_eproduct_view.php?products_id=2025...

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Sep 22
Multi-Format sues Apple for patent infringement

Another day, another lawsuit. A New Jersey-based company named Multi-Format is suing Apple for patent violation. Apparently, the lawsuit concerns the sale and enabling of downloaded video content like movies and HDTV programming on iTunes to all of Apple's hardware including the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, reports "Patently Apple" (http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2010/09/apple-sued-for-the-s...).

Multi-Format is seeking a "reasonable royalty" from Apple and has further asked the court to consider tripling the damages accessed if the damages are not found by a jury, the article adds. Multi-Format Inc is a private company categorized under Motion Picture Producers and Studios and located in Little Ferry, NJ.

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Sep 22
Digital Video Expo returns to Pasadena Convention Center next...

NewBay Media says the Digital Video Expo (http://www.dvexpo.com) is opening its doors next week at the Pasadena Convention Center, where the conference will run from Tuesday, Sept. 28, through Thursday, Sept. 30, with two days of exhibits on Sept. 29 and 30.

According to David Williams, conference chair, Digital Video Expo, and editor, "DV Magazine," highlights of this year’s Digital Video Expo include:

° Apple Certification Training from Weynand Training International;

° Multiple educational tracks focusing on web & mobile video, DSLR filmmaking, 3D production, and editing;

° Full-day workshops including Lighting, Canon 5D/7D Training, Digital Cinematography Training, and RED POST The Easy Way;

° Free Lighting Master Classes with cinematographers from the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), led by veteran director of photography George Spiro Dibie;

° Keynotes by...

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Sep 22
Aqua Connect announces over 60 features in Mac Terminal Server

Aqua Connect (http://www.aquaconnect.net) has announced support for over 60 features and options in their Mac terminal services solution. The Aqua Connect Terminal Server supports the latest Mac OS X features such as Core Animation and Core Image, along with greater compatibility with Apple’s Workgroup Manager.

Aqua Connect Terminal Server can now utilize more of the functionality of Apple’s Workgroup Manager, including the ability to create a Simple Finder in Mac OS X. A Simple Finder will allow administrators to deliver single or specific applications to users while also disabling the other functions of the desktop. Simple Finder is the easiest way for administrators to present application virtualization in OS X terminal services, says Renee Mehrian, executive vice president of Aqua Connect.

The Aqua Connect Administrator Tool was developed to complement Workgroup Manager’s features. The...

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