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Feb 17
Wireless antenna upgrade offered for Apple Base Stations, Time...

QuickerTek is offering wireless antenna upgrades for Apple's Airport Base Stations and Time Capsules. It provides dual-band 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz WiFi and purportedly triples the range of any version of the Base Station Extreme and/or Time Capsule.

Three different upgrades are available: Airport Base Station Extreme AC, 2TB Time Capsule and the 3TB Time Capsule from $399.95 to $599.95.
Customers can also send in their own unit to be modified at a price of $199. Go to http://tinyurl.com/k2y9yud for more info.

This Base Station Extreme AC Antenna Upgrade works with Mac OS X 10.7 and later, as does the Airport Extreme. The QuickerTek antennas can be mounted to all three versions of the Airport Extreme as well as the 2TB and 3TB Time Capsule versions.

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Feb 17
Kool Tools: Aquafadas Digital Publishing System

Aquafadas's Digital Publishing System gets even beefier with version 3.2. The digital publishing solution now sports more than 30 new features and improvements.

Content creators use Aquafadas technology to publish books, magazines and more. Digital Publishing System 3.2 includes three new games: Dot-to-Dot, Hide and Seek, and Spot the Difference. Publishers can also add interaction between online and static content.

With version 3.2, you can connect HTML (online) and AVE content (static); actions launched in the web version are automatically reflected in the app version
There are new actions for "Read Aloud," including easy-to-use play and stop buttons unleash possibilities for style. The latest version of the Digital Publishing System lets you insert a PDF into a sub layout.

For publishers distributing books on an eBook store, Aquafadas has improved the end results for improved reading experiences. Readers will enjoy region magnification and re-...

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Feb 17
MyIP for Mac OS X gets maintenance upgrade

Tension Software (http://www.tensionsoftware.com) has released version 2.0.1 of MyIP, a Mac OS X utility that lets you view public IP addresses to which you're connected. It's a maintenance upgrade.

It can work also in background and can optionally show the current IP in the menu bar.
The public IP is the IP address you use to connect to the global net and is the address the rest of the world "sees" you at.

MyIP 2.0.1 is optimized for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. It costs US$0.99 and is available at the Mac App Store.

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Feb 14
MLBAM completes initial iBeacon installations

Major League Advanced Baseball Media (MLBAM) says it's completed installation of Apple's iBeacon technology at the first two of more than 20 Major League Baseball ballparks that will use iBeacon technology for opening day of the 2014 season.

With 65 iBeacons affixed throughout Petco Park and Dodger Stadium, the two ballparks have become the first sports venues in the world permanently equipped with iBeacon, a technology introduced with iOS 7 that uses Bluetooth Low Energy and geofencing for micro-location awareness.

Baseball fans will be able to utilize iBeacon technology within MLB.com At The Ballpark when the award-winning app's 2014 update is released for Opening Day. Complete details on new features being developed by MLBAM for At The Ballpark, including iBeacon capabilities, will be available in March.

"We are proud to be the first ballpark to roll out iBeacon technology, and we'd like to thank our partners at MLBAM for the effort to make this happen,"...

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Feb 14
URL Extractor for Mac OS X gets improved extraction engine, more

Tension Software (ttp://www.tensionsoftware.com) has updated URL Extractor for Mac OS X to version 4.2.

URL Extractor lets you extract URLs and emails from the web, search engine and local files. Version 4.2 sports an improved web extraction engine, and better handling of complex URLs.
URL Extractor requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher. It costs US$50.

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Feb 14
CD/DVD Label for OS X adds Epson direct to disk printing...

iWinSoft has rolled out an update for its CD/DVD Label design software for Mac OS X. The update adds Epson direct to disk printing functions.

Also added in this release is the ability to add a text table to labels. as well as interface improvements that simplify the creation of custom label formats. It's a free update for registered users. iWinSoft CD Label Maker for Mac costs $29.95. and is available for free download at the iWinSoft Website ( http://www.iwinsoft.com/).

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Feb 14
1789 updated Slovoed dictionaries available for Mac OS X

Paragon Software Group has released 178 newly updated Slovoed dictionaries for Mac OS X, featuring the new Slovoed Spelling Game, a learning tool with increasing levels of complexity.

With the Slovoed Spelling Game, users can check their foreign language skills, pronunciation and verbal comprehension without having to purchase an additional program. The user listens to word pronunciations and has exactly three minutes to spell them correctly. The English, German, French, Italian, Russian and Spanish games include multiple difficulty levels, and the highest levels challenge the player with difficult words carefully selected by leading linguists and experts.

In addition to the new Slovoed Spelling Game, Slovoed dictionary apps offer other learning tools. The user can look up words and phrases in any grammatical and spelling form or even dictate them. Slovoed dictionaries are available for all levels. Go to...

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Feb 14
BaseElements 4.5.0 for FileMaker Pro 13 released

FileMaker tools developer Goya has announced BaseElements 4.5.0, an update to their developer tool.

With the tool, developers can analyze and document FileMaker solutions. BaseElements provides a cross reference of every element in a solution and helps developers find and fix errors, track issues, document changes, and plan future development. Version 4.5.0 is a free update to version 4 that's FileMaker Pro 13 compatible.

A single user license of BaseElements is US$499, and a site license is $1,299. Both licenses will run on FileMaker Server for hosted access with only the site license allowing access by more than one user at a time. Developers may try BaseElements completely unlocked for 30 days using a registration code available from the website. Upgrades are $249 for the single user license and $649 for a site license. Go to http://www.goya.com.au/ for more info.

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Feb 13
myTuner Radio, formerly for iOS devices, comes to OS X

AppGeneration has released myTuner Radio app for Mac. It's the OS X version of the iOS streaming radio app.

myTuner Radio offers access to 30,000 live radio stations from more than 120 countries. The app interface can be minimized, so Mac users can continue to work while they listen to the radio.

myTuner Radio requires Mac OS X 10.9 or later. It's available for US$7.99 at the Mac App Store in the Music category. Go to http://www.mytuner.mobi for more info.

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Feb 13
Twelve South introduces the Compass 2 for iPad

Twelve South introduces Compass 2, a totally redesigned version of its go-anywhere, multipurpose stand for the iPad. It's been retooled with new dimensions optimized to work with all Apple tablets, including the iPad Air and iPad mini.

Plus, it offers a locking rear leg for desktop use and a more FaceTime-friendly viewing angle. The Compass 2 holds all iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad models in both landscape and portrait. Available in iPad Silver, Tactical Black and Candy Apple Red, it's available for US$39.99 at Apple retail stores and TwelveSouth.com .

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Feb 13
OWC expands Thunderbolt interface storage Line with ThunderBay...

Other World Computing (OWC) has expanded its line of Thunderbolt interface storage products with the addition of the OWC ThunderBay IV four-bay external high-performance drive.

The ThunderBay IV, available in capacities up to 16TB of total storage, adds storage capacity and throughput to any Mac or PC with a Thunderbolt port. Applications such as A/V post-production, photography, music, graphics, data management, and even Time Machine backups are enhanced with access to data at sustained data rates of up to 887MB/s read, 884MB/s write.


The ThunderBay IV supports independent drive access of up to four installed drives, is fully RAID ready, and is designed for RAID 0, 1, and 5 configurations. Even combinations of RAID, individual drive(s) or multiple RAID sets are possible with OWC ThunderBay IV. It's available from OWC and select retailers in a variety of configurations and pricing options. Go to ...

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Feb 13
TinyBooks for Mac OS rings up version 8.0.8

Ken Winograd and Space-Time Associates have introduced an update (version 8.0.8) of TinyBooks Pro, the Mac accounting and bookkeeping program.

TinyBooks Pro is designed for sole proprietors, home and other small businesses, and family finances. The new version adds the ability to sort all months (individually, or at the same time) by date, comment, payment type, amount, account, etc. It also adds a Checkmarks Info display (in the same area as the OnTheFly Totals display) to ease checking, banking and/or credit card reconciliations.

TinyBook Pro requires Mac OSX 10.6 or greater. For more information, to download a demo, or register the program for US$79, go to www.winograd.com .

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Feb 13
Ableton releases Dark Synth by Amazing Noises

Ableton, in conjunction with Amazing Noises, has announced Dark Synth, a new Max for Live synthesizer. At its heart are 2,048 independently-controllable sine wave oscillators (partials) capable of creating many varieties of classic waveforms such as sawtooth and square wave.

Dark Synth also provides direct access to each partial and the ability to draw, modulate, distort, filter, and morph sounds at the spectral level. The interface lets users dial in complex and dynamic soundscapes, from vibrant warbling leads and warped bass sounds, to Detroit-style techno pads, lo-fi chillwave atmospheres, mutant organs, ambient textures, and more.

Along with stretch, overdrive, and granular stereo simulation effects, Dark Synth features the capability to create up to 128 detuned and phase-shifted copies of all 2,048 partials. The software is available for US$69. Go to http://tinyurl.com/kenfqmk for more...

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Feb 13
DEVONagent 3.7 for Mac OS X gets new Twitter scanner and more

DEVONtechnologies (http://www.devontechnologies.com) has upgraded its Internet research assistant, DEVONagent, to version 3.7 with a new Twitter link scanner, improved visual appearance, and bug fixes.

The update is free and recommended for all users. In addition DEVONagent Pro 3.7 received a more elegant styling for multiple selected items, as well as updated search sets, scanners, and action scripts. All editions of DEVONagent, from Lite to Pro, come with updated plugins for JSTOR, SEC, and Technorati.

DEVONagent is available in an US$49.95 pro version, a $4.95 express version, and a free lite version.

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Feb 13
Dutch Skies 360 Volume 5 released

Bob Groothuis has released Dutch Skies 360 Volume 5, a collection of royalty free HDRI images of Dutch Skies 360.

The sIBL/HDR sets can be imported by most popular 3D applications. The images, with the famous Dutch Light/skies, can be used for advertisements, visual effects, 3D, architecture, game development and more. A free sample sIBL/HDR set from the Dutch Skies 360 Volume 5 collection is available for download.

The Dutch Skies 360 Volume 5 collection contains 40 sIBL/HDR sets. Also included are the 11k (11.000 x  5.500 pixels) HDRI panorama's of all 40 sets. A free sample sIBL/HDR set from the Dutch Skies 360 Volume 5 collection is available for download. The sIBL/HDR set's can be imported by most 3D applications.

The Dutch Skies 360 Volume 5 collection costs US$69.99. The licenses are royalty free. After online payment the HDRI/sIBL images are immediately available for download. Go to...

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Feb 13
FileThis debuts digital mailbox, filing service

Just in time for tax day and spring cleaning, FileThis has debuted its digital mailbox and filing service that's designed to help consumers get on top of their household documents and offering the ability to find any important document quickly.

It automatically and securely fetches online bills, statements and other important home and finance accounts. The service allows consumers to store these text searchable documents where they choose, according to Brian Berson, CEO and co-founder of FileThis. It analyzes each document and then tags and organizes it based on content, automatically separating medical records from financial, or bills from mortgage statements, he adds.

FileThis is free for users for the first six connections to more than 300 U.S. vendors, including financial institutions, insurance companies, and utilities. For more connections, FileThis offers different plans, including: US$2 per month for up to 12 connections that run weekly; or, $5 per month for...

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Feb 13
Graphic Converter for Mac OS X gets non-destructive image...

Lemke Software has revved GraphicConverter, its image utility for Mac OS X, to version 9.1.

It's an universal image editing program that features image conversion from more than 200 different file formats. Fully compatible with different Mac OS versions including the latest OS X 10.9 Mavericks, GraphicConverter 9.1 also includes enhancements to existing functionality and several new features such as non-destructive image editing and undo in the browser.

GraphicConverter 9.1 costs US$39.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website (http://www.lemkesoft.de/en/lemkesoft/). It's a free download for all version 9.x customers. A demo is available for download.

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Feb 13
FmPro Migrator 7.12 adds FileMaker 13 table consolidation...

com Solutions has released FmPro Migrator Developer Edition 7.12 with support for FileMaker Pro Advanced 13 table consolidation projects using AppleScript GUI automation.

FmPro Migrator is a stand-alone application which quickly and accurately migrates FileMaker Pro databases to MySQL, Oracle, Access, SQL Server, Sybase, and much more. This release supports FileMaker Pro Advanced 11, FileMaker Pro Advanced 12 and FileMaker Pro Advanced 13 running on MacOS X 10.6 and higher.

FmPro Migrator Developer Edition is priced at US$200 per developer. Go to http://tinyurl.com/yhzahuk for more info.

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Feb 13
Apple revs Compressor to version 4.1.1

Apple has updated Compressor, its pro video encoding and formatting tool, to version 4.1.1. The upgrade fixes a variety of glitches and bugs, as well as stability issues when using multiple plug-ins.

Current Compressor users can upgrade for free. For new users the cost is US$49.99. Compressor is available at the Mac App Store.

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Feb 13
PhotoUpLink Aperture Export Plugin adds Facebook Pages uploading...

PhotoUpLink for Aperture 1.8.3 includes a new feature enabling owners of Facebook business, organization or brand pages to upload photos directly to any Facebook Page they manage, directly from the Aperture Export menu.

When logged in as the Facebook user with Manager or Content Creator admin roles, a list of all Facebook Pages that the account manages is provided. Any group of photos selected into the PhotoUpLink Aperture Export Plugin will then be uploaded to the designated Facebook Page.

PhotoUpLink also includes an FTP function that, when run, executes in separate process from the host application and can be terminated at any time, preventing The app's modal dialog box provides feedback of the upload process, displaying per file and total upload progress information.

PhotoUpLink for Aperture 1.8.3 is a 64-bit Intel build for Aperture 3.4.5 and requires Mac OS X 10.7.5 or newer. It's been tested to work with Aperture 3.4.5 when running on OS X Mavericks....

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Feb 13
Aquafadas Digital Publishing System updated to version 3.2

Aquafadas has updated its Digital Publishing System to version 3.2. The digital publishing solution now sports more than 30 new features and improvements.

Content creators use Aquafadas technology to publish books, magazines and more. Digital Publishing System 3.2 includes three new games. Publishers can also add interaction between online and static content. Other new features include region magnification and re-engineered Smart Reading.


Go to http://tinyurl.com/lcfamtv for more info. A demo is available for download. Pricing options can be found at http://store.aquafadas.com/en/#/home .

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Feb 12
YoWindow is new weather app for the Mac

YoWindow is a new weather app for Mac OS X. It's free and is available at the Mac App Store.

With YoWindow an animated landscape reflects the weather at your home or business. For instance, if it's raining, it "rains"rains in the app's interface. The sunset and the sunrise in YoWindow happens at exactly the same time as in real life.

What's more, you can scroll forward to see the weather forecast. Move the time forward, and you can literally see how the weather is going to change throughout the day.

YoWindow requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. Go to https://itunes.apple.com/app/id418121914 to download the app.

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Feb 12
Markzware introduces PageZephyr Search for InDesign


Markzware has announced PageZephyr Search Mac, a search tool for the Macintosh platform. It allows users to search Abode InDesign files (INDD documents) for specific text content, in conjunction with Apple Spotlight.

Text can be viewed directly within the PageZephyr Search tool or by having PageZephyr Search open the documents in InDesign. (An appropriate version of InDesign is required as PageZephyr Search is not a file conversion tool). The app also allows one to copy the text out of an InDesign file without having InDesig present.

When a user right-clicks on the highlighted word and a compatible version of InDesign is installed, PageZephyr Search Mac opens the file in InDesign and takes the user to that word in the InDesign file (INDD document). Additionally, Users can copy and paste text, in plain text format (TXT), out of PageZephyr Search into a favorite text editor or text program.

PageZephyr Search v1 Mac requires Mac OS 10.7 or higher. It's priced as a...

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Feb 12
Remote FileMaker 13 Training Series Course coming in May

FileMaker authors John Mark Osborne and Steven Blackwell will teach the FileMaker Training Series for FileMaker Pro 13 remotely in May. All you need is a good Internet connection to participate.

The FileMaker Training Series (FTS) is the official training curriculum from FileMaker, Inc. It offers a series of 13 training modules that cover a set of topics designed to help students master the essentials of FileMaker solution development. This new series incorporates new features of the FileMaker 13 product line throughout the modules but stresses good programming skills for FileMaker 7, 8, 8.5, 9, 10, 11 and 12.

Database Pros offers the FTS modules grouped in eight hour classes as follows: "Planning a FileMaker Solution," "Developer Skills," "Advanced Developer Skills," "FileMaker Server," and "Security." The first 3 days of class emphasize development skills like relational design, scripting, calculations and reporting while the last 2twodays cover deployment in the...

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Feb 12
321Soft announces Data Recovery for Mac

321Soft Studio has released its data recovery solution, 321Soft Data Recovery for Mac. The company says it can recover lost data from all types of media such as hard drives, USB flash drives, SD Card, memory sticks, mobile devices, or any other type of portable storage device.

321Soft Mac Data Recovery is available in Single User and Technician licenses. The software is available at a starting price of US$99.95 and is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 or above. A demo is available for download. Go to http://tinyurl.com/lb5gfbt for more info.

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