MacNews Latest News http://www.macnews.com/news en iBarcoder upgrade for Mac OS X features added codes, other enhancements http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/20/ibarcoder-upgrade-mac-os-x-features-added-codes-other-enhancements <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="200" height="200" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/iBarcoder_0.jpg?1429537693" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Cristallight Software has launched iBarcoder 3.7.4, an update to their barcode generator for Mac OS X (10.7 and higher).</p> <p>With the app, users can create any number of customized, colorful barcode labels in their own style, in any size, or shape. The app can create Datamatrix and QR Codes. Version 3.7.4 features added codes and other enhancements.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/20/ibarcoder-upgrade-mac-os-x-features-added-codes-other-enhancements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/20/ibarcoder-upgrade-mac-os-x-features-added-codes-other-enhancements#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:48:23 +0000 dsellers 1815196 at http://www.macnews.com Boot Runner 2 for Mac OS X adds more customization support http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/20/boot-runner-2-mac-os-x-adds-more-customization-support <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="100" height="100" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Boot-Runner-Icon.jpg?1429537402" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Twocanoes Software (<a href="http://www.twocanoes.com" title="www.twocanoes.com">www.twocanoes.com</a>) has trotted out Boot Runner 2, an update to the OS startup manager for Macs. </p> <p>It provides complete start up control and management of dual-boot Macs. Boot Runner 2 adds support for native and virtual operating systems in any combination of OS X, Windows, Chrome OS, Linux and more. Version 2.0 includes new and improved customization features to make it easier for users to find and start the OS environment that they need.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/20/boot-runner-2-mac-os-x-adds-more-customization-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/20/boot-runner-2-mac-os-x-adds-more-customization-support#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:43:26 +0000 dsellers 1815191 at http://www.macnews.com AKVIS NatureArt gets new Transform tool, more http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/20/akvis-natureart-gets-new-transform-tool-more <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="188" height="224" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/NatureArt_2.jpg?1429536461" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>AKVIS (<a href="http://www.akvis.com" title="www.akvis.com">www.akvis.com</a>) has released AKVIS NatureArt 7.0, an update of its collection of nature effects for images. The software can be used as a standalone application and/or Photoshop plugin, on Mac OS X and Windows.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/20/akvis-natureart-gets-new-transform-tool-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/20/akvis-natureart-gets-new-transform-tool-more#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:32:14 +0000 dsellers 1815181 at http://www.macnews.com Maintain releases Cocktail 8.3 (Yosemite Edition) http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/17/maintain-releases-cocktail-83-yosemite-edition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="200" height="200" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Cocktail-Icon_5.jpg?1429291903" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Maintain has served Cocktail 8.3 (Yosemite Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X Yosemite. </p> <p>Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. Version 8.3 adds the ability to clear clear Dictation &amp; Speech, Help, Spotlight and VoiceOver caches. It also resolves some minor compatibility issues with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/17/maintain-releases-cocktail-83-yosemite-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/17/maintain-releases-cocktail-83-yosemite-edition#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:33:52 +0000 dsellers 1813801 at http://www.macnews.com Strata announces Design 3D CX 8.0 for Mac http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/17/strata-announces-design-3d-cx-80-mac <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="200" height="113" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Strata-Icon-Smallest.jpg?1429208120" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Strata has announced the latest version of its Strata Design 3D CX app (<a href="http://tinyurl.com/lw7t9ln" title="http://tinyurl.com/lw7t9ln">http://tinyurl.com/lw7t9ln</a>) for creative professionals. Version 8.0 introduces features designed to enhance the design workflow; also, it leverages some of the latest technology in Mac OS X to provide access to more memory and faster rendering.<br />  </p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/17/strata-announces-design-3d-cx-80-mac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/17/strata-announces-design-3d-cx-80-mac#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:15:25 +0000 dsellers 1813276 at http://www.macnews.com Apple posts supplemental update to Mac OS X 10.10.3 http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/16/apple-posts-supplemental-update-mac-os-x-10103 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="300" height="225" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Mac-OS-X-Logo_5.jpg?1429208955" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple has posted a supplemental update to the recently-released Mac OS X 10.10.3. It addresses a video driver glitch that caused some Mac users to experience startup trouble.</p> <p>In Apple's words, "OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Supplemental Update 10.10.3" "fixes a video driver issue that may prevent your Mac from starting up when running certain apps that capture video." It's available for all OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 users at the Mac App Store.</p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/16/apple-posts-supplemental-update-mac-os-x-10103#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:29:19 +0000 dsellers 1813286 at http://www.macnews.com iConnectivity releases iConnectAUDIO4+ http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/16/iconnectivity-releases-iconnectaudio4 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="250" height="55" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/iConnect.jpg?1429208238" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>iConnectivity (<a href="http://www.iConnectivity.com" title="www.iConnectivity.com">www.iConnectivity.com</a>) has released iConnectAUDIO4+, their next-generation audio and MIDI interface for Mac OS X, Windows, and iOS systems. It has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of US$349.99.</p> <p>iConnectAUDIO4+ is a multi-host audio and MIDI interface. Its Multi-Host technology supports multiple audio and MIDI peripherals, and also multiple computing devices simultaneously. It can handle any combination of up to two Macs, PCs, and iOS devices as well as up to nine connected MIDI peripherals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/16/iconnectivity-releases-iconnectaudio4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/16/iconnectivity-releases-iconnectaudio4#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:23:20 +0000 dsellers 1813281 at http://www.macnews.com Conservation Fund partners with Apple to protect U.S. working forests http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/16/conservation-fund-partners-apple-protect-us-working-forests <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="75" height="50" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/GreenerAppleLogo_14.jpg?1429203809" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Conservation Fund (<a href="http://www.conservationfund.org/" title="http://www.conservationfund.org/">http://www.conservationfund.org/</a>) is partnering with Apple to help protect working forests in the United States. The Apple initiative will conserve more than 36,000 acres of working forestland in Maine and North Carolina, ensuring these forests stay forests and any timber on the land is harvested sustainably.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/16/conservation-fund-partners-apple-protect-us-working-forests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/16/conservation-fund-partners-apple-protect-us-working-forests#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:02:23 +0000 dsellers 1813206 at http://www.macnews.com Apple, SunPower to build two solar power projects in China http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/16/apple-sunpower-build-two-solar-power-projects-china <p>SunPower Corp. (<a href="http://www.sunpower.com" title="www.sunpower.com">www.sunpower.com</a>), a company that makes solar panels, says it plans to partner with Apple to build two solar power projects totaling 40 megawatts (MW) in ABA Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefectures, Sichuan Province of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC).</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/16/apple-sunpower-build-two-solar-power-projects-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/16/apple-sunpower-build-two-solar-power-projects-china#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:18:06 +0000 dsellers 1813141 at http://www.macnews.com Prosoft Engineering announces CleanExit for the Mac http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/16/prosoft-engineering-announces-cleanexit-mac <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="134" height="184" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/CleanExit-Box.jpg?1429128076" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Prosoft Engineering has released CleanExit, a secure hard drive wiping software for Mac OS X and Windows that erases your computer hard drive "so your files are completely and permanently unrecoverable, protecting you from identity theft," says CEO Greg Brewer.<br />  </p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/16/prosoft-engineering-announces-cleanexit-mac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/16/prosoft-engineering-announces-cleanexit-mac#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:55:47 +0000 dsellers 1812591 at http://www.macnews.com Space Hulk: Ascension for Mac available on Stream http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/15/space-hulk-ascension-mac-available-stream <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="300" height="150" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Space-Hulk.jpg?1429106704" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Full Control says the third expansion for Space Hulk: Ascension is live for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux on Steam. The Dark Angels Expansion "Bringer of Sorrow" unlocks the Deathwing of the Dark Angels Chapter and includes a further 20 story missions, and 20 flash missions for players to conquer.<br />  </p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/15/space-hulk-ascension-mac-available-stream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/15/space-hulk-ascension-mac-available-stream#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:05:14 +0000 dsellers 1812446 at http://www.macnews.com Universal Audio announces next-gen Thunderbolt 2 interfaces http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/15/universal-audio-announces-next-gen-thunderbolt-2-interfaces <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="550" height="96" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Apollo-8.jpg?1429105279" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Universal Audio (<a href="http://www.uaudio.com" title="www.uaudio.com">www.uaudio.com</a>) has introduced a new line of Apollo audio interfaces for Mac Thunderbolt users.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/15/universal-audio-announces-next-gen-thunderbolt-2-interfaces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/15/universal-audio-announces-next-gen-thunderbolt-2-interfaces#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:40:34 +0000 dsellers 1812421 at http://www.macnews.com PaintCode 2.3 adds over 15 new features, including SVG export http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/15/paintcode-23-adds-over-15-new-features-including-svg-export <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="64" height="64" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/PaintCode-Icon.jpg?1429037322" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>PixelCut has launched PaintCode 2.3 (<a href="http://www.paintcodeapp.com" title="www.paintcodeapp.com">www.paintcodeapp.com</a>), an update of its painting app for Mac OS X. The upgrade adds over 15 new features. </p> <p>PaintCode 2.3 adds support for exporting SVG documents, introduces a completely rebuilt image export module, improves compatibility with other drawing apps and adds support for importing PDF, AI and EPS documents. For "power users," it boasts a brand new multi-threaded renderer that significantly improves performance in many scenarios.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/15/paintcode-23-adds-over-15-new-features-including-svg-export" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/15/paintcode-23-adds-over-15-new-features-including-svg-export#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:45:42 +0000 dsellers 1811911 at http://www.macnews.com DVDBurner for Mac OS X redesigned for speed and ease of use http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/15/dvdburner-mac-os-x-redesigned-speed-and-ease-use <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="300" height="185" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/DVDBurner.jpg?1429036767" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Cisdem (<a href="http://www.cisdem.com" title="www.cisdem.com">www.cisdem.com</a>) has released DVDBurner 3.0, an update of the $39.99 DVD authoring software that provides a way to enhance, share and burn videos to DVD with drag and drop simplicity.</p> <p>Cisdem DVDBurner allows users to burn various videos including MP4, AVI, VOB, FLV, M2TS, MTS, SWF, MKV, MPG, MPEG, TS, MOV, QT, RMVB, etc. to high quality DVD Disc, DVD Folder, or DVD ISO file with fast speed. Users can easily select a DVD menu from dozens of DVD menu templates and personalize the output DVD with audio tracks and subtitles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/15/dvdburner-mac-os-x-redesigned-speed-and-ease-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/15/dvdburner-mac-os-x-redesigned-speed-and-ease-use#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:39:42 +0000 dsellers 1811891 at http://www.macnews.com Power Manager for Mac OS X gets new triggers, conditions, actions http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/15/power-manager-mac-os-x-gets-new-triggers-conditions-actions <p>DssW has announced Power Manager 4.4 for Mac OS X. This release adds new triggers, conditions, and actions.</p> <p>Power Manager is an energy saving solution for Mac OS X 10.7 and higher. It enables users to create energy saving schedules and to automate time-consuming tasks. It can power on a Mac, run a series of tasks, and power off the Mac without requiring any interaction.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/15/power-manager-mac-os-x-gets-new-triggers-conditions-actions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/15/power-manager-mac-os-x-gets-new-triggers-conditions-actions#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:27:31 +0000 dsellers 1811886 at http://www.macnews.com MacTech Benchmarks: Outlook, Email Account Types, Server Impact http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/14/mactech-benchmarks-outlook-email-account-types-server-impact <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="512" height="512" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Gemini_Outlook_AppIcon_512x512.png?1428990743" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last month Microsoft announced the Office 2016 Mac Preview. Naturally, it includes new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook 2016.</p> <p>The new Outlook sports a complete overhaul of the innards of the free email service built to keep you connected across your devices with organizational tools and a suite of Microsoft apps and services. So how much faster is Outlook 2016 when compared to Outlook 2011?”</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/14/mactech-benchmarks-outlook-email-account-types-server-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/14/mactech-benchmarks-outlook-email-account-types-server-impact#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article benchmarks mail outlook Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:01:21 +0000 neil 1811531 at http://www.macnews.com HoudahGeo adds support for the new Mac OS X Photos app http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/14/houdahgeo-adds-support-new-mac-os-x-photos-app <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="128" height="128" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/HoudahGeo-Icon_0.jpg?1429037006" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Houdah Software (<a href="http://www.houdah.com" title="www.houdah.com">www.houdah.com</a>) has introduced HoudahGeo 4.1, an upgrade to its one-stop photo geocoding solution for Mac OS X (10.8 and higher). </p> <p>The app "pins" photos to locations where they were taken. Just like a GPS-enabled camera, HoudahGeo embeds latitude, longitude and altitude information within the image file. The app can load images from iPhoto, Aperture and Lightroom libraries. HoudahGeo 4.1 can now also use photos from the new Apple Photos media library.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/14/houdahgeo-adds-support-new-mac-os-x-photos-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/14/houdahgeo-adds-support-new-mac-os-x-photos-app#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:44:08 +0000 dsellers 1811901 at http://www.macnews.com OWC Envoy Pro mini is now available http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/14/owc-envoy-pro-mini-now-available <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="300" height="102" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/OWC-Enjoy-Small.jpg?1429034853" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>OWC World Computing (<a href="http://www.macsales.com" title="www.macsales.com">www.macsales.com</a>) has announced the Envoy Pro mini, an aluminum, pocket-sized thumb drive with the capability of a full-sized desktop-class SSD.<br /> It's available now in 120GB and 240GB capacities for US$119 and $199, respectively. A 480GB is in the works and will cost $599.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/14/owc-envoy-pro-mini-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/14/owc-envoy-pro-mini-now-available#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:07:38 +0000 dsellers 1811881 at http://www.macnews.com Apple's ResearchKit is now available to medical researchers. http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/14/apples-researchkit-now-available-medical-researchers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="200" height="200" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/ResearchKit-Icon.jpg?1429031726" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple says its ResearchKit is now available to medical researchers. It's a software framework designed for medical and health research that helps doctors, scientists and other researchers gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using mobile devices, is now available to researchers and developers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/14/apples-researchkit-now-available-medical-researchers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/14/apples-researchkit-now-available-medical-researchers#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:15:38 +0000 dsellers 1811836 at http://www.macnews.com Apple’s WWDC kicks off June 8 at San Francisco’s Moscone West http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/14/apple%E2%80%99s-wwdc-kicks-june-8-san-francisco%E2%80%99s-moscone-west <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="300" height="424" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Apple-Developer-Badge.jpg?1429020584" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple will hold its 26th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 8 through June 12 at San Francisco’s Moscone West, with more sessions than ever before streamed to developers. </p> <p>WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions, over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs to help developers integrate new technologies and fine tune their apps, as well as the Apple Design Awards which showcase the best new apps in the last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/14/apple%E2%80%99s-wwdc-kicks-june-8-san-francisco%E2%80%99s-moscone-west" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/14/apple%E2%80%99s-wwdc-kicks-june-8-san-francisco%E2%80%99s-moscone-west#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:13:50 +0000 dsellers 1811761 at http://www.macnews.com Absolute adds third-party patching capabilities http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/14/absolute-adds-third-party-patching-capabilities <p>Absolute Software Corp. has added third-party patching capabilities for software applications with the release of Absolute Manage 6.8. </p> <p>IT administrators can manage operating system patches for Mac and Windows devices, along with a wide range of third-party applications in a fully automated system that detects and downloads missing patches. Once each update receives administrator approval, Absolute Manage deploys and reports on the status of each patch.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/14/absolute-adds-third-party-patching-capabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/14/absolute-adds-third-party-patching-capabilities#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:42:01 +0000 dsellers 1811156 at http://www.macnews.com Troi Serial Plug-in upgraded to version 3.2 http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/14/troi-serial-plug-upgraded-version-32 <p>Troi Automatisering has announced Troi Serial Plug-in 3.2 for FileMaker Pro 12 and 13. The tool gives FileMaker Pro access to external devices with a serial interface:</p> <p>The new version (3.2.0.1) contains updated example files in the .fmp12 format for FileMaker 12 and 13. Variables are used to make the scripts more portable. Troi Serial Plug-in itself is still at version 3</p> <p>The new 3.2.0.1 download can be obtained from <a href="http://tinyurl.com/8b7mu" title="http://tinyurl.com/8b7mu">http://tinyurl.com/8b7mu</a>. The download contains the new example files. A demo is available for downloading.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/14/troi-serial-plug-upgraded-version-32" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/14/troi-serial-plug-upgraded-version-32#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:32:33 +0000 dsellers 1811151 at http://www.macnews.com IBM, Apple expand partnership to help transform medical research http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/13/ibm-apple-expand-partnership-help-transform-medical-research <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="300" height="277" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Health-Icon.jpg?1428962610" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>IBM says its Health Cloud and Watson cognitive computing capabilities will support health data entered by customers in iOS apps using Apple's ResearchKit and HealthKit frameworks. The move, which complements IBM’s new Watson Health business unit, will arm medical researchers with a secure, open data storage solution, as well as access to IBM’s most sophisticated data analytics capabilities.<br />  <br /> Mobile devices capture vast amounts of valuable health data from today’s consumers. HealthKit and ResearchKit harness that data so it can be used to improve health and accelerate medical research.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/13/ibm-apple-expand-partnership-help-transform-medical-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/13/ibm-apple-expand-partnership-help-transform-medical-research#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Mon, 13 Apr 2015 22:03:34 +0000 dsellers 1811306 at http://www.macnews.com OWC Viper Pro Thunderbolt External SSD premieres  http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/13/owc-viper-pro-thunderbolt-external-ssd-premieres%C2%A0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="209" height="125" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Viper-Pro-Small.jpg?1428956828" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Other World Computing (<a href="http://www.macsales.com" title="www.macsales.com">www.macsales.com</a>) has announced the arrival of the Viper Pro Thunderbolt external SSD. It features dual Thunderbolt 2 ports and delivers sustained speeds up to 1350MB/second. </p> <p>The Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD will be available in two capacity options, 4TB and 8TB at prices of US$2.999 and $4,799, respectively. Both offer daisy-chain support for additional Thunderbolt devices, an aluminum design with a variable speed fan for quiet cooling, and a three-year limited warranty.</p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/13/owc-viper-pro-thunderbolt-external-ssd-premieres%C2%A0#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:27:13 +0000 dsellers 1811271 at http://www.macnews.com WiPowerBand designed to extend the Apple Watch's battery life http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/13/wipowerband-designed-extend-apple-watchs-battery-life <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="600" height="213" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/WiPowerband.jpg?1428948552" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>WiPowerBand.com has introduced a wearable battery extender for the Apple Watch. A compact battery and wireless power transmitter is embedded in a sleek molded unit that fits under the Apple smartwatch, providing extended battery life and protection, says Dr. Thomas Fiannulli, inventor of the device.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/13/wipowerband-designed-extend-apple-watchs-battery-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/04/13/wipowerband-designed-extend-apple-watchs-battery-life#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:09:24 +0000 dsellers 1811181 at http://www.macnews.com