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Mar 14
Appocto introduces the PDF Powerpack for Mac OS X

Appocto has introduced PDF Powerpack, a new bundle containing their series of PDF applications for the Mac OS X platform.

PDF Powerpack includes PDF Encrypt, PDF Image Extractor, PDF text Extractor, PDF Shrinker and PDF Merger. It allows users to encrypt and password protect PDF files, extract images and text, as well as compress PDF files.

The original value of PDF Powerpack is $24.95, but is now available for as low as $9.99. It’s now available worldwide from Appocto online (https://appocto.com).

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Mar 14
Eltima updates SyncMate to 6.3, expands functionality and...

Eltima Software has revved SyncMate, their synchronization tool for OS X, to version 6.3.

The app allows syncing Mac computers with iOS and Android devices, other Macs, MTP devices, as well as with online storage accounts such as Google, Dropbox, iCloud and other Windows Services, including Outlook, Office 365 Home and Business accounts. The latest version of SyncMate offers expanded functionality and customizable settings.

SyncMate 6.3 is compatible with OS X 10.8.5 and later. This update is free for all SyncMate 6 users. Registered users of previous versions of SyncMate can upgrade with a 50% discount. Pricing for new users starts at $39.95. A demo is available for download at the product website (http://www.sync-mac.com/).

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Mar 14
Client Folder Maker for OS X gets drag and drop folder...

GeekSuit has rolled out Client Folder Maker 4.5, an update to their folder creation and management utility for Mac OS X.

It’s a folder creation and management tool designed for web developers, graphic designers, app developers, desktop publishers, and prepress operators. Version 4.5 introduces drag and drop folder hierarchies, a new "Copy To ..." feature, new Finder Extension, Presets Lock and more.

Client Folder Maker requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher. It costs $4.99 and is available through the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/zvws8pv) in the Productivity category.

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Mar 12
BatchOutput PDF 2.2.19 improves duplex printing reliability

Zevrix Solutions has released BatchOutput PDF 2.2.19, a maintenance update to its PDF printing automation solution for OS X based on watched hot folders.

With BatchOutput PDF, users only need to drop PDFs into hot folders and the files will be printed automatically using the assigned output preset saving users the time and effort of printing the files manually. Version 2.219 improves the reliability of duplex printing and makes the app compatible with smaller monitors such as 13-inch MacBook Pro.

BatchOutput PDF can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.co) for $24.95(there’s a server version for $99.95), as well as from authorized resellers and the Mac Apple Store. The update is free for licensed users of version 2. A demo is available for download. BatchOutput PDF requires Mac OS X 10.5-10.11 (some features require Mac OS X 10.7 or later).

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Mar 11
Troi Automatisering releases Troi File Plug-in 8.0.6 for...

Troi Automatisering (www.troi.com) has released Troi File Plug-in 8.0.6 for FileMaker Pro 14. It’s a maintenance update of the plug-in for manipulating external files and folders directly from FileMaker Pro.

The new version adds the possibility to change the timeout time for the CreateZIP function, which is useful for creating very large ZIP files. Version 8.0.6 also improves the working of several other functions and fixes a problem with the drag and drop function on OS X, where dragging multiple emails could crash FileMaker Pro.

A fully functional demo version of Troi File Plug-in 8.0.6 is available for downloading at Troi's website. Licenses cost $99 per user. Developer licenses and multi-user discounts are available.

Upgrading to version 8.0.6 is free for all users of version 8.0 to 8.0.5: version 8.0.6 works with the same registration as the 8.0 version. Users who bought a license for Troi File Plug-...

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Mar 10
Jumsoft releases new update of Toolbox for MS Office

Jumsoft (www.jumsoft.com) has launched Toolbox for MS Office 2.2.4, an update of its design app for Microsoft Office for Mac OS X.

It provides thousands of templates and illustrations for creating content ranging from posters and business cards to slideshows and infographics. The in-app capability allows users to purchase these by piece, by category, or by set. Version 2.2.4 includes hundreds of new templates and illustrations for Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Toolbox for MS Office requires Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan. It’s free (with in-app purchases) and is available at the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category.

The latest version of Toolbox for MS Office includes around 170 previously unreleased templates for Word, 345 clipart images, and tens of spreadsheets, logos, icons, frames, and other illustrations. Once an item has been purchased, users can open it in Word, PowerPoint, or...

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Mar 10
Hyperbolic rolls out Tidy Up 4.1.9 for Mac OS X

Hyperbolic Software has rolled out Tidy Up 4.1.9, the latest version of the duplicate finder and disk tidying utility. The utility allows you to reclaim disk space being taken up by duplicate files and packages.

Tidy Up locates duplicate items using a wide range of criteria including owner application; time created or modified, name, label, extension and content. Version 4 introduces features such as full El Capitan compatibility, a new search engine completely rewritten using the latest OS X technologies, a new “view by duplicate group,” a new Quick "Auto-check" feature, and new Smart Search methods.

Tidy Up 4 requires OS X 10.8.0 or later and costs $29.99. Users of version 3.x can upgrade for a special price. Products may be purchased online. More information on Tidy Up and download available at Hyperbolic Software online (http://www.hyperbolicsoftware.com).

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Mar 10
Graphic Node introduces templates pack for Google Docs

Graphic Node has introduced Bundle for Google Docs 1.0 for OS X, a new suite of templates for Google Docs, Sheets and Slides.

It provides 50 templates for Google Docs, 25 for Google Sheets, and 25 for Google Slides. The app also offers support for those who want to create content on cloud-based productivity tools

Google Docs, Sheets and Slides offer a possibility to access and edit documents from any location as long as you have an Internet connection. Although the designs are marketed for the Google productivity tools, Sheets and Slides, they come in the standard Office formats and are therefore fully compatible with Microsoft Office.

Google Docs, Sheets and Slide require Mac OS X 10.8 or later and costs $9.99. The app is available worldwide through the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/zeaed62) in the Productivity category.

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Mar 10
Apple announces ‘let us loop you in’ special event

Apple has announced a special event for Monday, March 21, at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 21. Dubbed “Let us loop you in,” it will be held at the company’s campus at Infinite Loop in Cupertino.

Almost certain to be introduced at the event are a 4-inch “iPhone SE,” a 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and new band options for the Apple Watch. Some analysts are also expecting new MacBook Pros/Airs and the Apple Watch 2.

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Mar 10
Econ Technologies updates its entire line of apps

Econ Technologies (www.econtechnologies) has updated its entire product line; ChronoSync, ChronoSync Express, ChronoAgent, ChronoMonitor, and InterConneX. These releases focus on security, performance, and stability with stronger encryption of data transferred between all of the apps.

ChronoSync — the $49.99 Mac backup, bootable backup, and folder synchronizing app — has been revved to version 4.6.6 with over 35 enhancements and fixes, including improved security, performance, and stability. ChronoAgent — an $14.99 “undercover” app that runs in the background of the destination Mac providing a direct connection to ChronoSync running on the source Mac — is now up to version 1.6.

ChronoSync Express, the $29.99, entry level version of ChronoSync, is updated to version 1.1.2 with over 25 enhancements and fixes.
ChronoMonitor — a $3.99 iPhone app that allows you to instantly receive notice of...

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Mar 10
Lemke introduces Xe8472 color consistency technology

Lemke Software has introduced Xe8472, color constancy technology for professional filmmakers and photographers. It simulates the physiological and psychological processes inside the human brain.

The color constancy algorithm, on which Xe8472 is based, was first released in 2002 under the Xe847 brand for use with still images. Xe8472 represents the world's first application of this algorithm in a commercial product for professional filmmakers.

The Xe8472 Photoshop plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows is available from Lemke Software (http://tinyurl.com/hv36x5f) for $39.95. Customers who have purchased the current Photoshop plug-in will be able to use their license for the software. In addition, Xe8472 will be included free for purchasers of GraphicConverter.

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Mar 10
RE:Vision Effects releases RE:Map 3

RE:Vision Effects has released RE:Map 3, an update of its kit of mapping and distortion tools within Adobe After Effects, The Foundry's Nuke, Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio, and Natron. RE:Map 3 adds GPU acceleration.

RE:Map is a set of 5 plugins:

° RE:Map UV takes a UV Map, usually rendered from a 3D system, and renders an image using this mapping.

° RE:Map Inverse UV inversely projects a color image, using a UV Map as a guide, to a rectangular image that may then be used to texture the UV Map with RE:Map UV, or for use as a texture map for a 3D system.

° RE:Map Displace warps an image with a user-supplied displacement ma

° RE:Map Corner Pin maps or inverse maps a perspective plane defined by four points (also known as corner-pinning and inverse-corner-pinning).

° RE:Map Distort takes a color image and automatically distorts the image based on the features for a caricature-like effect.

GUI version licenses are priced at $149.95....

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Mar 09
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition coming to the Mac on March 31

Feral Interactive says the open-world action-adventure game Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition (http://www.feralinteractive.com/x/mac-games/sleepingdogs/) will be released for the Mac on Steam and the Mac App Store on March 31. Players assume the role of undercover cop Wei Shen as he works to take down the Sun On Yee Triad from within.

Here’s how the game is described: “Wei must prove himself by taking part in a series of brutal crimes in order to move up through the ranks of the notorious underworld organization. Torn between his duty to the police department and a criminal code of honor, Wei risks everything to avoid blowing his cover as the lines between truth, loyalty and justice become dangerously blurred.

“Players are set loose in a vividly realized open-world Hong Kong to explore its bustling neighborhoods, cruise its...

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Mar 09
Magnasonic introduces pocketable, portable DLP projector

Magnasonic has unveiled what it says is the world’s smallest portable DLP projector, the LED Pocket Pico Video Projector (http://magnasonic.com/products/display.php?id=3079). The $169.99 “lightweight, pocketable” device has a rechargeable battery and is designed to display content from laptops, smartphones, and tablets.

The plug-and-play-device projects content up to 60 inches in size through 25 lumen LED light engines powered by Texas Instruments. The LED Pocket Pico Video Projector is embedded with Digital Light Processing technology that enables users to experience sharp and life-like images, according to the folks at Magnasonic.

While small in size (3.9 x 3.0 x 0.5 inches), the Mini Portable Pico Projector features 640 x 360 pixel resolution, 1100:1 high contrast ratio and accepts input up to 1080p. The LED Pocket Pico Video Projector...

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Mar 09
Comm-Unity Networking Systems releases SMTPit Pro 5.0

Comm-Unity Networking Systems has released SMTPit Pro 5.0, an update of its FileMaker Pro plug-in. It offers full, cross-platform, 64-bit GUI support, finalizing the transition to 64-bit FileMaker plug-ins.

This version also contains several bug fixes reported by customers. SMTPit Pro is available immediately at http://www.smtpitpro.com/ for both Mac OS X and Windows.

SMTPit Pro provides an array of email options. You can send simple text-based messages or you can send complex HTML messages. You can send a single message or an entire mail out. The Server Edition of SMTPit Pro allows you to install the plug-in in FileMaker Pro Server/Server Advanced to use with Scheduled Scripts, Instant/Custom Web Publishing, and WebDirect.

You can download a full-working demo of the plug-in to test it out before purchasing. If you purchased SMTPit Pro anytime from March 8, 2015, until now, you can...

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Mar 08
OWC rolls out flash storage upgrades for mid-2013 and later Macs

OWC has announced the Aura SSD for mid-2013 and later Mac laptops (http://tinyurl.com/z4bkcnl). It allows users to expand the stock storage that came with their Mac laptops and reuse their original factory drive to transfer data and as an external storage solution.

Available in 480GB and 1.0TB capacities, Aura SSD upgrade kits are PCIe-based flash storage upgrades available for MacBook Pro with Retina display (late 2013 and newer) and MacBook Air (mid02013 and newer) models. Aura SSD upgrade kits come with Envoy Pro, an enclosure designed to “reimagine your Mac’s original flash drive.”

When the factory-installed flash drive is removed during the upgrade process, it fits into the Envoy Pro enclosure so you can transfer all of your data to the new Aura inside your Mac. Once the file transfer is complete, you can use your Mac’s original flash drive as an external USB drive with transfer speeds up...

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Mar 08
ExxonMobil launches Speedpass+ mobile payment app with Apple Pay

ExxonMobil is now the first major fuel retailer to accept mobile payment at the pump, including Apple Pay, throughout the majority of its U.S. network. The Speedpass+ mobile payment app is now available at more than 6,000 Exxon- and Mobil-branded retail stations across the U.S.

The app enables customers to authorize a pump for payment securely through the use of cloud-based technology. Customers have the option to select Apple’s mobile payment system as a default form of payment from within the app.

The Speedpass+ mobile payment app is available as a free download at the Apple App Store. It may also be linked to checking accounts or other major credit and debit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and ExxonMobil cards—giving customers choice in how to pay. Customers who select Apple Pay, which is secure and easy to set up, will continue to receive all of the rewards and benefits offered by their credit and debit cards.

In addition,...

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Mar 08
Vitamin-R Pomodoro time management tool adds AppleScript support

publicspace has introduced Vitamin-R 2.39 for OS X. The app breaks down large, vaguely defined tasks into a series of short time slices of between 10 and 30 minutes, each with specific, actionable objectives.

Vitamin-R features an array of highly configurable visual, audio and speech notifications. Version 2.39 adds support for executing AppleScript at strategic points during the time slices.

Vitamin-R 2.39 requires Mac OS X 10.8 or later. The single user version of Vitamin-R is available for $24.99 from the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/m36n6r9) and for $24.95 from the publicspace web store (http://tinyurl.com/ya6sfya). The web store also offers Family, Business and Enterprise licensing and customers may chose to include a "forever upgrade" with their purchase. Each Vitamin-R web store purchase includes a free...

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Mar 08
VeprIT offers public preview of Photo Sense for OS X

VeprIT has launched a public preview of the new Photo Sense generation, a batch photo enhancement tool for the Mac.

It’s designed to improve photos automatically, and lets you adjust results and apply creative effects in batch mode. Photo Sense 2 provides control over the automatic processing, offers improved performance, provides a more efficient workflow, sports a tweaked user interface, and adds new tools.

During the final development period Photo Sense 2 Beta is available for free at the product webpage (http://veprit.com/photosense/v2beta). It requires Mac OS X 10.9 or later.

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Mar 08
Seagate demos ‘fastest-ever SSD flash drive’

Seagate Technology has unveiled a production-ready unit of what it says is the fastest single solid-state drive (SSD) demonstrated to date, with throughput performance of 10 gigabytes per second (GB/s). The early unit meets Open Compute Project (OCP) specifications, making it ideal for hyperscale data centers looking to adopt the fastest flash technology with the latest and most sustainable standards.

The 10GB/s unit, which is expected to be released this summer, is more than 4GB/s faster than the previous fastest-industry SSD on the market. It also meets the OCP storage specifications being driven by Facebook, which will help reduce the power and cost burdens traditionally associated with operating at this level of performance, says Brett Pemble, Seagate’s general manager and vice president of SSD Products.

The technology would work with any system that supports the Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) protocol, which was developed by Seagate and other consortium...

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Mar 08
Output Factory Server for Adobe InDesign update improves JPEG...

Zevrix Solutions has released Output Factory Server 1.5.47, a maintenance update to its solution to automate printing, exporting, preflighting and file delivery from Adobe InDesign.

The software is designed to free up operator computers from outputting InDesign files by automating InDesign workflow with hot folder processing. Version 1.5.47 addresses an issue in which exporting InDesign spreads to JPEG could result in blank pages when working off certain network servers.

Output Factory Server can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $699.95, as well as from authorized resellers. A demo is available for download. BatchOutput Server users can upgrade for $350. Output Factory Server requires Mac OS X 10.6-10.11 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2015.

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Mar 07
Artist's Record Book 1.6 for OS X adds printing support

Martin Walk has rolled out ArtHandler 1.6, a new version of the artist's record book app for OS X.

Built especially for artists who need to remember titles, dimensions and dates of their artwork, the app archives images of each artwork and makes them accessible for future use. You can add metadata and free-form notes to artworks, attach & export images, and much more. Version 1.6 adds printing support.

ArtHandler requires OS X 10.9 or later. It costs $19.99 and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/junkua9) in the Graphics & Design category.

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Mar 07
Eltima releases Uplet for OS X

Eltima Software has debuted Uplet 1.0 for OS X, a bulk image uploader for Instagram.

It enables uploading any number of pictures to an Instagram account at once without compromising their quality. The app's photo editor allows you to set captions and crop pictures to fit the square frame or leave the original image dimensions. Captions and emojis help express ideas and emotions behind pictures, while hashtags can help expand their reach.

Uplet requires OS X 10.9 or later. It costs $19.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/z2659pc) in the Photography category.

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Mar 07
G-Tech launches new USB-C external hard drive

G-Technology (http://www.g-technology.com) has announced the G-DRIVE mobile USB-C, a new portable drive that speeds up and streamlines the storage and backup process using the latest USB Type-C technology. USB Type-C is the next-generation connector tailored to fit into thinner and lighter notebooks, like the 12-inch Apple MacBook.

Bus-powered, it requires no external power brick. The G-DRIVE mobile USB-C is available in gold, space grey, and silver models. It sports a 7200 RPM hard drive for transfer rates up to 136MB/s. The G-Drive ships with one USB Type-C to Type-C cable and one USB Type-C to Type-A cable, allowing for backward compatibility.

Shipping this month, the gold and space gray colors will be available exclusively at Apple Stores, and the silver color will be available at G-Technology resellers. For the 1TB capacity, the manufacturers suggested retail price is $129.95.

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Mar 07
TimeOut for Mac OS X ticks to version 2

Dejal Systems has announced Time Out 2, an update to their break reminder app for Mac OS X.

Using a computer for hours on end can lead to eye, back, and neck strain. Time Out 2 offers users gentle reminders to take breaks, allowing them to stretch and relax. This leads to a refreshed, more productive user. Version 2.0 offers a number of new features, including the ability to add custom breaks, customizable break themes, fixed-time breaks, keyboard shortcuts, and more.

TimeOut 2 requires Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan. It’s is available worldwide through the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/gl7op88) in the Health and Fitness category, as well as the Dejal website (http://www.dejal.com/timeout/). Advanced features are available via easy in-app donations. Review codes are available upon request.

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