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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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Apr 26
Logitech releases the Logi Base for the iPad Pro

Logitech has announced the $99 Logi BASE Charging Stand with Smart Connector (http://tinyurl.com/zagkqcn) for the iPad Pro. You can type on the screen or access Siri while simultaneously charging your 12.9-inch or 9.7-inch Apple tablet via the Smart Connector.

“Last fall we introduced Logi CREATE – the first third-party keyboard compatible with Apple’s Smart Connector,” says Michele Hermann, vice president of mobility at Logitech. “With the introduction of the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, we’re excited to continue to deliver innovation – beyond the keyboard – that leverages the Smart Connector and helps you make the most of your iPad Pro, in any room at home or the office.”

Logi BASE is the first device to charge your iPad Pro through the Smart Connector. Magnets in the charging cradle guide your iPad Pro into place to align with the Smart Connector, with no need to search for a charging port; just...

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Apr 26
Tension Software announces Geo WPS 1.1.1 for OS X

Tension Software has updated Geo WPS for Mac OS X (10.10 or higher) to version 1.1.1. It’s software that allows you to track your geographic position using OS X wi-fi geo-tracking and other available hardware inside and connected to your Mac to detect your coordinate in the best precise way via Apple core location. Version 1.1.1 is a maintenance upgrade.

Geo WPS shows your position over a zoomable OpenLayers map. The map is updated live from the internet (almost all the world is mapped to a very high level) with possibility to zoom up to 18 levels.

It can work with any Mac with airport turned on (to detect correct location) and an available internet connection (using any kind of connection, not necessarily via the airport, which is required to be ON just to detect the presence of wi-fi stations around, just the presence, it does NOT connect to them). Geo WPS costs $4.99 and is available at the Tension Software website (...

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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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