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Apr 25
Maxel for Mac OS X revved to version 2.0.2

Chris Li has announced Maxel 2.0.2, an update to his download accelerator for Mac OS X.

It’s a downloading solution with drag-and-drop downloading, a built-in browser, and browser extensions for use with popular Mac web browsers. Version 2.0.2 fixes a crash that occurred when the scheduler reloaded a file that was filtered out of the current view.

Maxel 2.0.2 costs $7.99 and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/zsqny3q) in the Utilities category. A free demo version is available for download from the Maxel website (http://maxelapp.com/) that will accelerate only one download at a time.

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Apr 25
LinkOptimizer for OS X gets improved image processing, more

Zevrix Solutions (www.zevrix.com) has announced LinkOptimizer 4.9.57, a maintenance update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign.

The software allows users to reduce the size of InDesign links and speed up processing by automatically eliminating excess image data, performing essential image adjustments and converting colors and file formats. Version 4.9.57 improves the processing of images placed in InDesign document multiple times, and introduces other performance and stability improvements.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for $259.95. There’s a “lite” version available for $179.95. A demo is available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 4.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires Mac OS X 10.6-10.11 and Adobe InDesign/Photoshop CS3-CC 2015.

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Apr 25
Syncro Soft rolls out Oxygen XML Web Author

Syncro Soft, the developer of the Oxygen XML suite of products, has released version 18.0 of its XML editing suite of products, Oxygen XML Editor, Author, Developer, and WebHelp. The company has also added a new product, Oxygen XML Web Author.

The new app is designed for XML authoring accessible to everyone by providing browser-based access to XML documents from both desktop and mobile devices. With the new Oxygen XML Web Author and the new version of Oxygen XML Editor suite of products, structured authoring professionals can create, edit, and develop XML content even more effectively, according to the folks at Syncro Soft.

Oxygen XML Web Author provides a web-based structured authoring tool. Its technology and adaptive interface allow you to review, contribute, and edit content from anywhere, on desktops, tablets, or mobile devices. Oxygen XML Editor version 18.0 includes several new features and improvements. Go to the product website (...

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Apr 25
Tension Software announces Precise Screenshot 1.4.2 for OS X

Tension Software (http://www.tensionsoftware.com) has announced Precise Screenshot 1.4.2, an update of the tool for taking screenshots from your Mac screen.

The app can select a resizable portion of the screen with the usual drag method, it can use pre-fixed size area from a customizable pop-up menu, or it can use the full screen area. Version 1.4.2 is a maintenance upgrade.

Precise Screenshot requires OS X Version 10.10 or higher. It costs $5.99 and is available at the Mac App Store.

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Apr 22
MacFamilyTree turns 18 with version 8 release

Happy birthday, MacFamilyTree (http://tinyurl.com/2563p63), which celebrates its 18th birthday. In honor of the achievement, Synium Software has announced MacFamilyTree 8.0, an update to the genealogy software for OS X.

The software lets you explore your personal family history and discover your origins, your ancestors and how your family has evolved over the course of time. Version 8 assists you entering your data and researching your family tree, offers dozens of printable and configurable charts and reports, and publishes your family tree as a book or web site with a few clicks.

Both MacFamilyTree 8 for Mac and MobileFamilyTree 8 for iPhone and iPad (available separately at the Apple App Store) have been completely overhauled. MacFamilyTree 8 comes with a redesigned interface, a new Interactive Tree, new "Smart Filters,” and more.

MacFamilyTree 8 requires a Mac with OS X 10.10...

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Apr 22
File Cabinet Pro 2.0 for OS X adds global hotkey feature

Writes for All has announced version 2.0 of File Cabinet Pro, a file manager for the OS X menubar that allows you to navigate to important files from a pop-over window that appears from the menubar.

Version 2.0 improves the user experience by introducing a global hotkey feature, allowing you to automatically show and hide the app without using the mouse. The new update also includes performance improvements.

File Cabinet Pro (http://tinyurl.com/jovd2hj) costs $29.99. It requires Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan.

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Apr 22
OWC previews Thunderbolt 3 products at NAB 2016

OWC Digital (www.macsales.com) previewed a trio of products at this week’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, Nevada. These soon-to-be released products will take advantage of the new capabilities found in Thunderbolt 3 technology.


The Thunderbolt 3 Dock will be compatible with Mac OS X and Windows. Its litany of ports is designed for creative professionals seeking to unite a multitude of peripherals. Like the Thunderbolt 2 Dock, the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock sports 12 ports — and they now include a USB 3.1 Gen 1 port for fast mobile device charging, a mini DisplayPort with support for a hi-res display up to 4K at 60Hz, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports.

With the introduction of Thunderbolt 3 technology, the new OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock can support two ultra hi-res 4K displays at 60Hz. What’s more, you can daisy-chain Thunderbolt products.

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Apr 22
Tension Software announces DB-Text 1.6 for Mac OS X

Tension Software has announced DB-Text 1.6 (http://tinyurl.com/jsradvt) for Mac OS X. DB-Text is a general use tool to open and edit CSV (Comma separated value) and TSV (Tab separated value) documents on OS X.

It can open import, edit and manage text data organized by rows and columns. Data can be manipulated and exported as text (as CSV, TSV, html or custom format selecting separators and other tags) or saved inside a native DB-Text document

DB-Text requires OS X 10.10 or higher. It costs $9.99

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Apr 21
Jumsoft presents Infographics Set for Apple's Pages

Jumsoft has introduced Infographics for Pages 2.7, an upgrade of its design app for Pages for OS X. Adapted from one of the company’s visualization tools, Infographics for Page offers over 2,000 diagrams, maps, and other visualization elements.

Although the set is designed for Apple's Pages, the images can also be pasted in Keynote, Numbers, or iBooks Author. All images included in the Infographics set have transparent backgrounds that allow them to be placed on various colored and patterned backgrounds. Most elements are drawn in shapes, which enable resizing and changing colors as well as adding and removing various image components.

Infographics for Pages 2.7 requires OS X 10.10 or later. It’s being offered at the introductory price of $14.99. It’s available through the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category. The set is also included in Jumsoft's Toolbox (www.jumsoft.com) for Pages and...

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Apr 21
Retrospect extends hybrid data protection to new cloud storage...

Retrospect, Inc., makers of Retrospect Backup & Recovery software, have announced full certification for Amazon S3 Frankfurt and Seoul and support for Amazon S3 storage classes and Google Cloud Storage classes with Retrospect 13.0.1 for Mac.

This release enables businesses to protect their entire environment offsite on affordable cloud storage in more regions, says Jean-Christian Dumas, Vice President of Worldwide Sales.

For a full list of certified cloud storage providers, visit http://www.retrospect.com/cloudcertified. Retrospect 13.0.1 for Mac is a free upgrade for customers that own Retrospect 13 for Mac. For new users pricing starts a $249.

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Apr 21
Arcam MusicBOOST now available for the iPhone 6s

Arcam (http://www.arcam.co.uk) has updated its $189 MusicBOOST with a version for the iPhone 6s (previously, it was available only for the iPhone 6).

The MusicBOOST combines a portable headphone amplifier with a high-precision DAC and battery pack in one protective sleeve case, weighing just 3.5 ounces. It cuts through the noise (literally) on your smartphone by extracting pure digital audio from the iPhone Lightning Port, feeding it via a TI/Burr-Brown DAC and then amplifying it with a headphone amplifier.

If an app can play audio, the MusicBOOST will upgrade it. The performance boost is there for Music App, Spotify, Tidal, SoundCloud, YouTube, Movie Soundtracks, FLAC Player and more. What’s more, the MusicBOOST an double your iPhone’s battery life.

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Apr 21
AKVIS ArtWork gets frames with version 9.0

AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has revved AKVIS ArtWork, its photo to painting software for Mac OS X (10.6 and higher) and Windows, to version 9.0.

AKVIS ArtWork is a collection of painting and drawing techniques. It lets you create a piece of art from any picture. The software lets a user apply a variety of artistic effects. Each style comes with a number of adjustable presets.Version 9.0 brings new decoration effects and frames, improved innovative interface, and other changes.

ArtWork 9.0 is a free upgrade for everyone who bought the product in the last 12 months. Users, whose license is older and is not valid for 9.0, can get the new version for $14.95.The product is available as a standalone application and as a plugin filter for Adobe Photoshop, Corel PaintShop Pro, and other image editors. A home license costs $72. A demo is available for download.

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Apr 21
Product Builder for OS X gets maintenance update

Tension Software (http://www.tensionsoftware.com) has released version 2.1.1 of Product Builder, a Mac OS X app targeted to developers. It allows users to create packages ready to be transmitted using the Application Loader (by Apple and included with the Developer tools) to the Mac App Store.

Version 2.1.1 is a maintenance upgrade. Product Builder costs $2.99 and is available at the Mac App store. It requires Mac OS X 10.10 or higher.

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Apr 20
Connected 8.0 business accounting software gets redesigned user...

Accountek Solutions has upgraded Connected (http://www.accountek.com), its cross platform small business accounting and ERP software for Mac OS X (10.9 and higher) and Windows, to version 8. The upgrade includes a redesigned user interface (UI), over 50 new features, compatibility with the latest Mac and PC operating systems, and integration with the latest versions of Microsoft Office.

Connected 8.0’s UI enhancements include modern screen aesthetics, new screen fonts and icons, new "recent places" navigation sidebar, and Connected's pin transaction feature, says Scott Archer, director of Product Development. Accountek Solutions’ Connected on Demand service allows anytime access from any device via a secure hosted portal. A demo of Connected 8.0 is available for download.

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Apr 20
Typinator for OS X gets improved support of TextExpander snippets

Ergonis Software (www.ergonis.com) has announced Typinator 6.9, a new version of their text expander for Mac OS X.

It’s a tool for automating the process of inserting frequently used text and auto-correcting typing errors. Version 6.9 offers improved import of TextExpander snippets, an extended DOuble CAps exceptions set, support for the Sogou input methods for Chinese, and more.

Typinator requires Mac OS X 10.6 or newer. The upgrade to Typinator 6.9 is free for anyone who owns a valid license for Typinator 6.x. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. For new users the price is $24.99.

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Apr 20
Insights for Mac OS X upgraded to version 5.0

KnowledgeMiner Software has released Insights 5.0 for OS X. It’s an update to its alternative and supplemental tool to established confirmatory science based modeling approaches.

Following the principle of Occam's razor, the app now develops complexity minimized predictive models from observation data, autonomously, and extracts new knowledge in form of explicit model equations that describe the data, mathematically. And it generates new knowledge in form of explicit model equations that describe the data, mathematically, for further analysis, interpretation, and theory formulation purposes.

Insights for OS X (10.9 or later) is available as free, student, advanced, or pro edition exclusively from the KnowledgeMiner Software website (http://www.knowledgeminer.eu). Until April 30, 2016, promotional prices with up to 75% discount are provided. Academic versions can be purchased by...

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Apr 20
Tension Software announces release 2.1 of My IP for OS X

Tension Software (www.tensionsoftware.com) has released version 2.1 of My IP for OS X.

It’s a utility app to see with which public IP address you are connected to the net (different from your IP address inside your LAN). MyIP can work also in background and can optionally show the current IP in the menu bar.

Version 2.1 now has a log included in the main window. It also offers an updated log format and bug fixes.

My IP is available from the Tension Software website and the Mac App Store. It costs $0.99.

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Apr 20
Network Security Diagrams Solution announced for ConceptDraw Pro...

CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has announced a new Network Security Diagrams solution in the ConceptDraw Solution Park.

It’s designed to assists organization in diagramming potential security scenarios as well as descriptions of future changes to an organization's IT infrastructure. Network Security Diagrams contains samples, templates, and scalable vector library objects for quickly producing professional results.

The Network Security Diagrams solution is priced at $25. ConceptDraw Office retails for $499 and can be purchased directly from CS Odessa or their resellers. The ConceptDraw Office suite is designed for knowledge workers, project managers, managers, and academics. ConceptDraw Office works with the latest versions of Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.

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Apr 20
Remote Buddy 1.1 for Apple TV lets you control your Mac from...

IOSPIRIT has cooked up Remote Buddy Display 1.1 for Apple TV. It’s an update of the solution for your Mac remote control needs.

Version 1.1 allows users to see, hear and control their Mac from their Apple TV using the Siri Remote with Remote Buddy's free tvOS companion app. Remote Buddy Display also now includes support for audio and Bluetooth keyboards. A new Audio menu inside the app provides users with the ability to select a different system audio output, as well as to control volume.

A demo of Remote Buddy for Mac OS X is available for download (https://www.iospirit.com/products/remotebuddy/); registration is $24.99 for a single user license. Buddy Display is a free app and available on the Apple TV App Store.

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Apr 19
Upspace for OS X revved to version 1.0.1

Upspace (http://hello.upspace.co) has announced Upspace 1.0.1 for OS X. It’s an update to their menubar uploader for Dropbox. Using the Dropbox infrastructure, it was built specifically for those who need to share a lot of screenshots and files during the day.

Just choose a file and drag it to the menubar. Ups pace provides you with a short link automatically copied to your clipboard so that you can use to share your upload with co-workers and friends. Version 1.0.1 includes various bug fixes.

Upspace 1.0.1 requires OS X 10.10 or later. It costs $3.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category.

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Apr 19
Western Digital enhances its datacenter portfolio with WD Gold...

Western Digital Corporation (www.wd.com) has expanded its color portfolio with a new line: WD Gold datacenter hard drives.

WD Gold datacenter hard drives are designed for a broad range of applications – including small- to medium-scale enterprise servers and storage, and rack-mount datacenter servers and storage enclosures. They’re now available with a new, high-capacity configuration of up to 8TB that offers HelioSeal helium-technology.

WD Gold datacenter hard drives feature an optimized design with an 8TB option. They also include a premium dedicated support line for customers worldwide.

The new hard drives purportedly enhance power efficiency up to 15% and enables up to 26 percent lower power consumption. They also provide up to 18%sequential performance improvement over previous generation WD Re 4TB datacenter drives, and up to 30% improvement in random write performance over previous generation WD Re 6TB...

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Apr 19
Apple updates its MacBook line

Apple has updated its tiny (two pounds and 13.1 mm thin) MacBook (www.apple.com/macbook) with the latest Intel processors, improved graphics performance, faster flash storage and an additional hour of battery life. Plus, its all-metal unibody enclosure is now available in four aluminum finishes — gold, silver, space gray, and for, the first time on a Mac, rose gold.
 
“MacBook is the thinnest and lightest Mac we have ever made and it’s our vision for the future of the notebook,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Customers are going to love this update to MacBook, with the latest processors, faster graphics, faster flash storage, longer battery life and a beautiful rose gold finish.”
 
The updated MacBook features sixth-generation dual-core Intel Core M processors up to 1.3GHz, with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1GHz, and faster 1866MHz memory. New...

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Apr 19
Developers can now apply for tickets for WWDC 2016

Apple will hold its 27th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) from June 13 through 17 in San Francisco. Monday’s kickoff events, including the keynote address, will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The rest of the week’s conference sessions will take place at Moscone West. 

“With four innovative operating systems [OS X, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS] and a new, intuitive programming language [Swift] powering over one billion devices worldwide, there has never been a more exciting time to bring our developer community together,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “WWDC 2016 is going to be a landmark event for developers who are coding in Swift, and building apps and products for iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS. We can’t wait for everyone to join us — in San Francisco or through the live stream.”

Developers can apply for tickets via the WWDC website (developer.apple.com/wwdc/register/) now through Friday, April 22, at...

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Apr 19
Comm-Unity Networking Systems updates its CNS Query FileMaker...

Comm-Unity Networking Systems has released CNS Query 2.0 with full, cross-platform, 64-bit GUI support, finalizing the transition to 64-bit FileMaker plug-ins.

This version also brings in CNS Core code updates. CNS Query provides users with functions to work with their data from any calculation and without creating any extraneous relationships.

CNS Query is available immediately at http://cnsplug-ins.com/Plug-ins/cns_query for both Mac OS X and Windows. You can download a demo copy of the plug-in to test it out before purchasing. If you purchased CNS Query or MMQuery any time from April 18, 2015 until now, you can install this latest version free of charge, though if you previously had a MMQuery License Key, you will need to contact Comm-Unity for a new CNS Query License Key.

If you purchased MMQuery any time between April 18, 2014 and April 17, 2015,...

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Apr 19
Cronette for OS X revved to version 1.7.1

Tension Software has updated Cronette (http://pomola.com/products_cronette/cronette.html), a Cocoa task launcher for Macs and Mac servers, to version 1.7.1.

The app lets you specify tasks to be launched automatically by the Mac. It can be used on unattended Mac Servers or also on regular Mac workstations for tasks to execute during the night or for recurring tasks to be performed on a regular basis. It provides different type of launch tasks: daily, weekly, monthly, yearly.

Any task can be specified to launch different type of execution: open applications or documents from disk; open different type of URL; execute different type of actions: restart, shutdown, sleep; sending a message to the log; execute a complex UNIX command. Version 1.7.1 is a maintenance upgrade.

Cronette costs $9.99 for a single user license, though version 1.7.1 is a...

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