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Jul 26
CDFinder update can now catalog GeoTags in iPhone movies

Norbert M. Doerner has updated CDFinder (http://www.cdfinder.de), software for organizing your disk and data archive and keeping track of digital media assets, to version 5.7.1. The upgrade can now catalog GeoTags in iPhone movies, and import native DiskLibrary databases.

Since CDFinder now supports Elgato EyeTV recordings (.eyetv), it will show the thumbnail for the recording, and also extensive metadata as well, such as the EPG description, director, actors, and much more. All that is cataloged, displayed, and can be searched as well.

The GeoFinder inside CDFinder now uses the street-level OpenStreetMap for the GPS search (this requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher). That's much nicer than the built-in map, but since it requires Internet access, the old map is still available, says Doerner.

CDFinder requires Mac OS X 10.4 and higher. As a Universal Binary, it runs natively on both PowerPC and...

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Jul 26
The iPhone is the 'coolest thing on the planet'

Apple's iPhone has been named the "Coolest Thing on the Planet" in an UK poll of 3,000 Brits by Costs Coffe To take top slot in the poll, the must-have phone beat off competition from things like the Aston Martin DB9, the internet and Johnny Depp, reports "Newslite" (http://macosg.me/2/le). Apple placed number two on the list, and the iPad came in at number 17.

"It's been interesting seeing what the nation deems to be cool," says a spokesperson for Costa Coffee. "I's no surprise gadgets like the iPhone and supercars like the Aston Martin DB9 feature highly."

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Jul 26
Jedit X text editor for Mac OS X gets maintenance update

Artman21 (http://www.artman21.com/en/jedit_x/) has updated Jedit X, the Cocoa-based text editor for Mac OS X, to version 2.2.5. It's a maintenance update with three improvements and five bug fixes.

Jedit X is an Universal Binary app so runs natively on both PowerPC and Intel Macs. It requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher. The cost is US$28 for a single-user license, though version 2.2.5 is a free update for registered users.

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Jul 26
iPhone arrives in 17 more countries Friday

Apple’s iPhone 4 will be available in 17 more countries this Friday, July 30. On this date customers can purchase iPhone 4 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

The iPhone 4 will be available for purchase through Apple’s retail and online stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. It's currently available in France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US for a suggested retail price of US$199 (US) for the 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB model.

iPhone 4 will roll out to many more countries later this year and Apple will announce availability and local pricing for these additional countries at a later date.

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Jul 26
'MUG Event Calendar': Final Cut plug-ins, iDVD, more

"The MUG Event Calendar" for July closes out with a Final Cut Pro user group meeting and a variety of topic presentations.

Boris will demonstrate their Final Cut plug-ins in California, while one Florida group will discuss iDVD videos from iPhoto, and another will discuss the LogMeIn Remote Access program. The future of technology and the Mac will be the topic at a Connecticut group, creating a multimedia presentation is on the agenda in Ohio, and social networking will be the feature presentation in New Zealand.

"The MUG Event Calendar" can be found at The MUG Center (http://www.mugcenter.com), an online resource for Mac User Groups, Mac User Groups are starting to officially celebrate the holiday season.

MUGs are good places for making new friends in the Mac community, imProving your computing skills, finding solutions to technical Problems, and perhaps locating a good deal on used...

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Jul 26
CleanApp for Mac OS X revved to version 3.4

Synium Software has released CleanApp 3.4 (http://synium.de/products/cleanapp/index.html), a new version of the uninstaller and system management tool for Mac OS X. Files that have been deleted while using Path Finder are now detected, and you can now search for duplicate files.

CleanApp requires Mac OS X 10.4.11 or 10.5. It's Universal Binary so runs natively on both PowerPC and Intel Macs.

CleanApp can be purchased for US$15. CleanApp 3.4 is a free update for existing users. Registration codes of these prior versions will automatically work with CleanApp 3. For new users the cost is US$15.

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Jul 24
News Corp. exec: iPad, other tablets great for the news industry

Tablet computers such as the iPad may allow the news industry a "re-set" and to start charging for content after years of giving it away for free, News Corp. chief digital officer Jon Miller said Friday,

He added that it was too early to make any judgements about the experiment of News Corp.'s The Times with a paid website but charging online readers was "an idea whose time has come," according to an "AFP" report (http://macosg.me/2/l9).

"A year ago, we were pretty out front with the idea that content has value," Miller told an audience of top technology and media executives at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colorado. Now, "it's accepted at a variety of levels. It's more about how it gets done."

Miller said tablet computers such as the iPad offer opportunities for news organizations to develop paid applications.

"You see apps being consumed that are paid-for apps," he...

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Jul 24
Next MacBUS meeting will look at using Google tools

The next meeting of The Macintosh Business Users Society of Greater Philadelphia (http://www.macbus.org) will be held on Tuesday, July 27, at 6:30 pm.

At this month's meeting, MacBUS member Chris Urban will review Google AdWords and Google Webmaster Tools. Do you or your business have a presence online? Are you trying to drive traffic to your site? Urban from Tetra will review two important tools from Google that may be able to help you: Google AdWords Manager and Google Webmaster Tools.

Urban is a partner at Tetra Strategic Communications, a full-service advertising, sales, promotion, and website development agency. His expertise and experience ranges from pre-press technologies to internet marketing, including search engine optimization, content management systems development and implementations. Urban also manages logistics, fulfillment and online sales for WrapMaster USA.

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Jul 24
New Aimersoft Video Converter family is available now

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Jul 23
iPhone/iPod/iPad apps for July 23

Here are the latest iPhone/iPod touch/iPod/iPad apps announced. You can find 'em at the Apple App Store (http://www.itunes.com/appstore/).

Boinx Software has rolled out the You Gotta See This app, designed exclusively for the iPhone 4. Working off newly enhanced iPhone 4 technology, the US$1.99 app allows users to record their surroundings in a virtually arbitrary motion, and subsequently see each captured image come together to form v photo compilations.

With “ComiTRON” in full swing at the San Diego Comic-Con International Convention, Disney Interactive Media Group has debuted the TRON app for the iPhone and iPod touch is a must-have for attendees. By downloading the TRON app, attendees can “Enter the Grid” by checking in at the show via the phone’s GPS system, which also updates the user’s Facebook status.

BrindySoft has announced Money Tracker 1.0 for iPhone, iPod touch...

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Jul 23
Early bird registration for MacTech Conference 2010 extended to...

Early bird registration for MacTech Conference 2010 has been extended to Aug. 9. In only a week since registration opened, the conference has had attendees register from around the world: from Sweden to Japan, from New York to Hawaii, and just about everywhere in between. 

Fortune 500 companies, small companies, and individual consultants are coming together to meet up at the conference. However, space is limited so those interested in attending are encouraged to register now. You can register here: https://forms.mactech.com/fillsurvey.php?sid=141 .

The MacTech Conference is a three-day technical conference designed to raise the level of knowledge for the entire Apple/Mac community. It will be held Nov. 3-5, 2010, in Los Angeles at the Sheraton Universal in Universal City. The event will have sessions and activities throughout the day and evening...

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Jul 23
Marware ships SportGrip Edge for the iPhone 4

Marware is shipping the SportGrip Edge for iPhone 4 (http://www.marware.com/products/iPhone-4/SportGrip-Edge-for-iPhone-4). Designed as the ultimate balance between case-minimalism and protection, the US$19.99 case helps to protect the edges and corners against minor impact, and keeps the front and back of the iPhone from coming into direct contact with flat surfaces when laid down.

Two thin sheets of static-cling protective film, fitted to the shape of the front and back of the iPhone, help keep dirt, scratches, and moisture off the glass areas. The SportGrip Edge also comes with Marware's lifetime warranty. It's available in black, white, blue, pink, red and clear.

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Jul 23
'Tech Night Owl' looks at 'Antennagate,' DNS...

On this week's "Tech Night Owl," Gene Steinberg, the Owl himself, and guests look at 'Antennagate,' a DNS bug and more.

You can tune into the live broadcast stream Thursday nights from 6-8 Pacific, 9-11 Eastern from http://www.technightowl.com/radio ; an archive of the show will be available for downloading and listening at your convenience within four hours after the original broadcast. You can also access our show's podcast feed, now available at http://www.technightowl.com/nightowl.xml .

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Jul 23
MacProVideo releases Cubase, NI Komplete tips, tricks, tutorials

MacProVideo (http:www.macProVideo.com) has released new "Tips 'N Tricks" (TNT) tutorials for Cubase and Native Instruments Komplete. These two new tutorials provide users with up to 30 minutes of new tips and tricks tutorials every month.

The first title, called "Native Instruments 303: NI Komplete TNT 1" provides monthly tips on using Native Instrument's flagship audio program. The second title, "Cubase 303: Cubase TNT 1" covers workflow techniques for Steinberg's Cubase software and is produced by Steinberg's y own product demonstrator Matthew Loel T. Hepworth.

These tutorials are available from MacProVideo.com’s web site for both HD Download and streaming through the company’s extensive Online Tutorial Library.

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Jul 23
SmartSound reveals music workflow for Adobe After Effects CS5

SmartSound has released a set of three video tutorials showing a new royalty free music workflow for Adobe After Effects CS5 users.  

SmartSound’s Sonicfire Pro 5.5 Scoring Edition offers several workflow options designed to make it easy for an After Effects user to create compelling soundtracks that are synchronized to their visuals. The free video tutorials can be watched at SmartSound’s web site (http://www.smartsound.com/university/After_Effects.html).

In addition to automatically delivering music in custom lengths, SmartSound enables control of the music arrangement and instrument mix for a customized end result.  All of these features are available in a roundtrip workflow that allows unlimited fine-tuning of the music without the need to save any project files in Sonicfire Pro.

The video tutorials were created by Jeff...

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Jul 23
LG Display can't keep up with iPad demand

LG Display may cut production of its liquid crystal displays (LCD) next month due to weak demand from TV makers but is unable to meet strong demand tied to Apple's iPad tablet computer, reports "Reuters" (http://macosg.me/2/l5).

"We are now running at full capacity but we are considering production cuts in August," LG Display CEO Kwon Young-soo told reporters. "The level of reduction will be smaller than the industry average."

LG is a suppler for the iPad, which has sold 3.47 million units since its April launch. Kwon said LG Display was unable to meet growing demand from Apple.

"Demand (from Apple) keeps growing and we can't meet it all," he told reporters."Apple may have to delay launches of the iPad for some countries due to tight component supplies and strong demand. We are considering increasing production lines for iPad products but overall supply is likely to remain tight until early next...

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Jul 23
Apple a finalist for 'Tech Brand of the Year' by T3

Apple has been named a finalist as "Tech Brand of the Year" and "Retailer of the Year" by "T3 Magazine" (http://awards.t3.com/) in its annual Gadget Awards. The company also racked up several other nominations.

About Apple, "T3" had this to say: "Originally known for its sleek, Jonathan Ive-designed Mac computers, Apple has shamed the collective mobile industry with its sudden iPhone dominance, and the launch of the iPad has seen a whole new front open.

"As every other manufacturer scrambles to launch a tablet PC too, Apple has shown just how visionary it's design and marketing departments still are.

"The closed Apple app ecosystem has a Marmite flavour to it, but the simplicity of use has seen millions flock to it, and created brand power that all others must be studying with interest. With the iPhone 4 launch interest already reaching near hysteria, it's certain that Apple will continue to be...

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Jul 23
iPhone 4 owners must use app to order bumpers

iPhone 4 owners can now order free bumpers from Apple. The bumpers are made by companies such as Speck, Belkin, Griffin and InCase. However, you'll have to download an app for their iPhone that handles the process.

To request a free case, iPhone 4 owners must enter their Apple ID or iTunes Store account info into the app -- available at the Apple App Store (http://www.itunes.com/appstore/) -- before picking our their bumper or case. For iPhone 4 purchases made before July 23, 2010, you must apply no later than Aug. 22. Otherwise, you must apply within 30 days of your iPhone 4 purchase, says Apple.

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Jul 23
Amazon says iPad actually helping Kindle sales

Amazon says the iPad has helped boost its own e-reader, after Kindle sales rose every month since its rival's launch in May, reports the "London Evening Standard" (http://macosg.me/2/l1).

"The iPad has made more people aware of e-readers," says Brian McBride, managing director of Amazon in the UK. "We're selling more Kindles, which means we're selling more Kindle books. Even when people buy iPads, they are downloading the Kindle app in pretty significant numbers. For every 100 hardbacks we've sold in the past three months, we've sold 143 Kindle books.”

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Jul 23
Vodafone: service revenue up on iPhone demand

Vodafone Group, the world’s largest mobile-phone company," unexpectedly" returned to service revenue growth after a year and a half, riding demand for the iPhone in the U.K. and other markets, reports "Bloomberg" (http://macosg.me/2/l2).

The company began selling iPhone in the U.K. in January after initially missing out on offering the device. Service revenue excluding currency swings and acquisitions in the three months ended June 30 rose 1.1% to 10.6 billion pounds ($16.2 billion).

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Jul 23
Hong Kong stores sell out of iPads quickly

The iPad has gone on sale in Hong Kong -- and is selling like hot cakes. There are currently 21 outlets in Hong Kong selling iPads at HK$3,000 to HK$6,000 -- and the tablet device is already in short supple, reports "CNN Go" (http://macosg.me/2/ky)

According to one of the City Plaza Shopping Centre representatives on hand, all 180 tickets for the iPad were given out within 30 minutes after the sales began at 10 a.m. with a few fans arriving as early as 6:30 a.m. to secure one of the tickets, the article says.

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Jul 23
Apple releases second preview version of Xcode 4

Apple has released the second preview version of its Xcode 4 developer preview at the Apple Developer web site (http://developer.apple.com/). It sports a new interface, automatic code fixing as you type and includes iOS SDK 4.

Xcode is the complete toolset for building Mac, iPhone, and iPad applications. Apple says that, with Xcode 4, the tools have been redesigned to be faster, easier to use, and more helpful than ever before.

"The Xcode IDE understands your project’s every detail, identifies mistakes in both syntax and logic, and will even fix your code for you," says Apple. "Quite simply, Xcode 4 will help you write better code."

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Jul 23
XanEdu launches iPad publishing program for educators

XanEdu (http://www.XanEdu.com), a faculty-preferred provider of CoursePacks and custom textbooks, has launched an iPad publishing program. The move, conducted in concert with several major institutions in North America and Harvard Business School Publishing, will allow students and instructors greater flexibility in accessing course materials.

"The launch of our iPad platform for coursepack publishing is in keeping with XanEdu's legacy of innovation, which included the introduction of online coursepack publishing over a decade ago," sys Dan Arbour, CEO of XanEdu Publishing. "Mobile computing is a way of life on campus, and enabling the iPad to be part of the classroom is a new way to engage students."  

Instructors will use the XanEdu CoursePack Management System to publish materials that students will then be able to access on an iPad. This capability is in addition to being fully integrated into...

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Jul 23
Three FileMaker Go sessions added to FileMaker Developer...

FileMaker, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, has announced three special sessions focusing on FileMaker Go for iPhone and FileMaker Go for iPad to the FileMaker Developer Conference 2010 schedule.

The three workshops will provide exclusive information for FileMaker Pro developers about optimizing FileMaker Pro databases for iPhone and iPad. The conference, the largest annual gathering of worldwide FileMaker independent and corporate database developers, trainers, and users will take place at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina Aug. 15-18.

Introduced just two days ago and now available on the iTunes App Store, FileMaker Go for iPhone and FileMaker Go for iPad enable users to work with FileMaker Pro databases on an iPhone or iPad. With FileMaker Go, users can view, edit, and search for information in FileMaker databases on their iPhone or iPad.

This year's FileMaker Develper Conference will feature more than 80 sessions and workshops, the most ever...

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Jul 23
Incipio announces screen protectors for the iPhone 4

Incipio (http://www.myincipio.com) has announced a line of screen protectors for the Phone 4. The Clear is, well, clear and adheres directly to the screen of the smartphone to repel dust and avoid scratches. It's available in an US$9.99 three-pack.

The Anti-Glare has a surface that allows for clear, uninhibited functionality while providing protection. It comes in a $15.99 three-pack.

The Mirror is a screen protector with a bright, mirrored metallic silver surface that doubles as a pocket mirror. It's available in a $14.99 three-pack.

The Privacy is a two-way privacy screen ensures that your information is protected from prying eyes. This hand-washable protector absorbs light impacts and helps prevent scratches and eliminate dust. It's $19.99 for a three-pack.

All Incipio Screen Protectors include a microfiber cleaning cloth and applicator card.

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