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OWC Drive Dock is a new, two-drive dock with USB, Thunderbolt 2...

Other World Computing (OWC) is shipping the OWC Drive Dock, a new docking station that allows creative professionals and other users of large amounts of data to hot-swap, and quickly access, store and transfer information from bare SATA drives.

The OWC Drive Dock is compatible with both Mac and PC systems, and provides two drive bays that each can accommodate either 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drives.  The two drives can be accessed simultaneously for improved data access and transfer speed, ensuring convenient access to multiple drives.

The OWC Drive Dock sports an aluminum enclosure and quiet, fanless operation. It also has internal universal auto-switching power supply, so no external power brick needed.

The OWC Drive Dock is available now for same-day shipping at The Drive Dock is priced at $247.99, which includes a one meter Thunderbolt cable and a 0.6 meter...

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NetShred for Mac OS X adds support for Firefox 42

Mireth Technology Corp. has released version 4.8.7 of NetShred X (, its Internet eraser app that erases browsing data: internet cache, history, mail and more.

The upgrade adds support for Firefox 42. NetShred X is designed to run automatically, without user intervention. Since erasing temporary internet files can take some time, its runs in the background.

NetShred X is available for immediate download, or on CD-ROM, starting at $24.95 for an annual subscription. Educational pricing and volume discounts are available. NetShred X runs on Mac OS X 10.3 and higher.

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Nov 24
Thief steals on to the Mac today

Feral Interactive says Thief is out now for the Mac via Steam, with the Mac App Store version set to arrive in December. Developed by Eidos-Montréal and published by Square Enix for consoles and PC, Thief is the first game in this series to ever come to the Mac.

In Thief, players are challenged to combine stealth, gadgetry and exploration as Garrett, a Master Thief with mysterious skills that make him the most wanted man in a forsaken city. Players will pick locks, crack safes and solve cunning mechanical puzzles to pocket rare treasures, all while keeping clear of The City’s ever-vigilant guards.

Thief: Master Thief Edition retails on Steam for US$32.99. Thief: Shadow Edition will retail on the Mac App Store for $34.99. A minisite dedicated to the game is available now at

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Nov 24
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage will support Apple CarPlay

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) has announced details for the fuel-2017 Mitsubishi Mirage featuring Apple CarPlay support, a new exterior design, improved performance and enhanced interior appeal. The Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback will be available at dealers in spring 2016.

CarPlay gives iPhone users a way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch. Users can control CarPlay from the car’s native interface or just push-and-hold the voice control button on the steering wheel to activate Siri without distraction.

"CarPlay has been designed from the ground up to provide drivers with an incredible experience using their iPhone in the car," says Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone and iOS Product Marketing. "iPhone users always want their content at their fingertips and CarPlay lets drivers use their iPhone in the car with minimized distraction."

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Nov 24
UPPERCASE introduces keyboard protector for the 12-inch MacBook

UPPERCASE Design has introduced the Premium Ultra Thin Keyboard Protector and its Palm Rest Protector Set for the new 12-inch MacBook. The accessories provide protection for the laptop’s keyboard and surface and are styled to perfectly match the new MacBook in fit and appearance.

The Premium Ultra Thin Keyboard Protector guards against spills, dust, other contaminants and accidents. UPPERCASE Designs' Palm Rest Protector Set provides durable shielding against dirt, grease, sweat and abrasion and scratching from watches or jewelry.

The UPPERCASE Designs Premium Ultra Thin Keyboard Protector for the 12-inch MacBook has a suggested retail price of $12.99. The Palm Rest Protector Set carries a suggested retail price of $9.99. Both products are currently available from and

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Nov 24
Troi Automatisering releases Troi File Plug-in 8.0.5 for...

Troi Automatisering has released Troi File Plug-in 8.0.5 for FileMaker Pro 14/ The updated file management plug-in for FileMaker Pro 14 fixes problems and improves several functions.

Version 8.0.5 is a maintenance update of the plug-in for manipulating external files and folders directly from FileMaker Pro. In this version Troi Automatisering improved the working of the CreateThumbnail, Substitute and CopyFile functions and fixed some problems in the DragAndDrop and the GetDateCreated and GetDateModified functions.

A fully functional demo version of Troi File Plug-in 8.0.5 is available for downloading at Troi’s website ( Licenses cost US$ 99 per user. Details on developer licenses and multi-user discounts can be found on the product web site.

Upgrading to version 8.0.5 is free for all users of version 8.0 to 8.0.4: version 8.0.5 works with the same...

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Nov 24
LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign gets maintenance upgrade

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 4.9.51, a maintenance update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign.

The software allows users to reduce InDesign link size and speed up output by eliminating excess image data. LinkOptimizer also performs image adjustments, converts file formats and helps repurpose InDesign files for web and mobile devices. Version 4.9.51 addresses an issue in which duplicate links in InDesign document weren't processed under certain conditions.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website ( for US$259.95; there’s a “lite” version 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 and Photoshop CS3-CC 2015.

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Nov 23
MoneyWiz 2.2 adds 3D Touch and is iPad Pro ready

SilverWiz has conjured ups MoneyWiz 2.2 (, an update of the money manager for iOS and Mac OS X.

The app offers reports, worldwide online banking and instant sync between all your devices. For iOS, MoneyWiz 2.2 adds support for 3D Touch, iPad Pro, and iPad Split Screen.

MoneyWiz costs US$4.99. It’s available worldwide exclusively at the Apple App Store (for iOS) and Mac App Store (for OS X) in the Finance category.

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Nov 23
Eltima releases newest version of Commander One, an OS X file...

Eltima Software has launched Commander One 1.2, the latest version of their dual-pane file manager for OS X.

Apart from basic file management operations, the app features a built-in FTP client, integrating Dropbox accounts and accessing data on iOS and Android devices, supports multiple archive formats, and more. Version 1.2 migrates to Swift 2.0 and is compatible with El Capitan.

Commander One 1.2 is compatible with OS X 10.9 and higher. The app is available in two editions - free and paid. The latter is known as Pro Pack and costs $29.95. Both editions are available for download from Eltima's website (

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Nov 23
Local sellers accepting mobile payments with Square's new...

Starting today, 100 local business owners across the country are the first to accept chip cards and payments like Apple Pay from their customers with Square's new reader, giving their customers a simple, fast, and secure payment experience.

The first group of businesses to use Square's new reader include Honey Butter Fried Chicken in Chicago, Philz Coffee in San Francisco, Sump Coffee in St. Louis, Cafe Grumpy in New York City, and all 20+ merchants in the Urbanspace Vanderbilt food hall in New York.

"We've always wanted to offer our customers the option to pay with Apple Pay and we're thrilled that Square has helped us make this a reality," says Joshua Kulp, Executive Chef of Honey Butter Fried Chicken in Chicago.

"Our customers have been asking about contactless payments. Now it's here -- with one tap, customers at our Grand Central location can grab a coffee right before they jump on the train!" adds Caroline Bell, Owner of Cafe Grumpy in New York City....

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Nov 23
AKVIS releases NatureArt 8.0: Aurora Borealis Effect

AKVIS has released AKVIS NatureArt 8.0, for Mac OS X and Windows. It’s a collection of nature effects for images. Version 8.0 adds the new Aurora effect.

NatureArt 8.0 now includes 10 basic effects: rain, sun, water, lightning, clouds, frost, rainbow, aurora, fire, and ice. Each has a number of presets for creating a variety of natural phenomena.

A demo of NatureArt 8.0 is available for download at the AKVIS website ( On the Mac platform, it requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. The product is available as a standalone application and as a plugin filter for Adobe Photoshop and other image editors.

A home license sells for US$72. Version 8.0 is a free upgrade for recent buyers. Users whose license is not valid for the new version can get NatureArt 8.0 with the Aurora effect for $14.95.

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Nov 23
Aura, the Mac app for Gmail, is updated for El Capitan

Crosscoded has announced Aura 1.2.0, an update to the Mac app for Gmail. Aura is the “missing link” between a web app and a native client for Gmail users, with support for up to six accounts, global hotkeys, native notifications, selective notifications for important messages and per-account unread message counts in your menubar.

Version 1.2.0 adds support for Mac OS X El Capitan. It also now gives users global hotkeys for creating new e-mails, open e-mail links in your default e-mail account and more.

Aura 1.2.0 requires Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan. It’s free (but does offer in-app purchases) and is and available at the Mac App Store ( in the Productivity category.

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Nov 20
Path Finder upgrade adds Saved Searches

Cocoatech has announced Path Finder 7.3, a free update of their file browser for Mac OS X. The update includes a long requested feature: Saved Searches.

Path Finder allows you to view hidden files, compare, merge and synchronize folders, batch rename and batch select files, use Dual Pane and full keyboard navigation to browse your file system and more. With version 7.3, you can save search results and criteria as smart folder. It also has improved discovery of SMB/CIFS shares/volumes in the local network, as well as performance and stability tweaks.

Path Finder 7.3 requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. A 30-day demo is available for download. Registration is normally $39.95 for a single user license applicable for up to three user-owned computers. However, to celebrate the software’s 14th anniversary Cocoatech is offering 35 percent OFF the regular price. Use the coupon code ANNIVERSARY at the Cocoatech online store (...

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Nov 20
Candy Apple update for Mac OS X fixes printing issue

128bit Technologies has served up Candy Apple 1.8, an update to their vector based graphic design and illustration app for Mac OS X.

It allows you to create drawings, logos, banners, buttons, icons and more. Version 1.8 fixes a printing issue that would only partially print the design.

Candy Apple requires Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher available on both the Mac App Store ( and the MacAppware website ( for a limited time discount of $14.99. That’s a savings of 50 percent off the full price of $29.99.

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Nov 19
Apple Pay now available to merchants on the GlobalOnePay platform

GlobalOnePay, a provider of omni-channel payment processing technologies and merchant services, now supports Apple Pay. GlobalOnePay merchants will now have another payment method in Canada to offer buyers.

The GlobalOnePay payments processing platform is already accepting Apple Pay in the United States and United Kingdom, where the mobile payment service was already operating. To begin accepting Apple Pay, Canadian GlobalOnePay merchants just need to show buyers that Apple Pay is now an accepted form of payment for American Express cardholders in-store or within apps.  Apple Pay transaction processing has been built into the GlobalOnePay payment gateway and requires no additional software development or integration between the merchant and GlobalOnePay.

“Many consumers want additional, convenient payment methods, and GlobalOnePay is committed to ensuring our merchants can meet those demands,” says Philip Fayer, president and chief executive officer of...

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Nov 19
Tropical Software releases TopXNotes 1.8 for Mac OS X

Tropical Software has announced TopXNotes 1.8.1, an update to their note taking app developed exclusively for Mac OS X. It’s been optimized for Mac OS X El Capitan.

It’s a personal information manager that lets you create, view, organize, and instantly access your Mac notes with TopXNotes. Version 1.8.1 offers performance enhancements and bug fixes. TopXNotes 1.8.1 keeps your notes synchronized between TopXNotes for Mac and TopXNotes for iOS.

TopXNotes 1.8.1 adds a new Devices Preference to edit the Synced Devices Table. Editing allows the freeing-up of sync slots allocated to devices that are no longer needs to sync with — such as iPhones you no longer own. The upgrade adds a CMD Shift L command for an Insert Link menu command. There are also tweaks to accommodate new sandboxing changes by Apple.

TopXNotes 1.8.1 is available for $39.95 from the Tropical Software website (...

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Nov 19
Filter Forge plug-in for Photoshop upgraded to version 5.0

Filter Forge Inc. has released Filter Forge 5.0, a Photoshop plug-in that allows computer artists to build their own filters in a visual editor or download thousands of user-submitted filters from the online library.

This release introduces Randomization Enhancements, a bunch of new components (Bomber Plus, Map Switch, Modulo, Bricks, Tiles and Pavements Plus) and much more. For more information, visit the Filter Forge website at or read further.

Randomization Enhancement includes the ability to protect filter settings from randomization, the ability to quickly randomize specific parameters, and a simplified randomization settings menu. New components will give filter authors more freedom in creating new versatile filters and the end-users will benefit from this new feature as well. The first filters for the 5.0 version have already been submitted to the library and...

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Nov 19
Super Screenshot 1.1.2 launches for Mac OS X

Super Screenshot, the screenshot taking tool for Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan, has been upgraded to version 1.1.2. The app lets you move, resize, or crop, as well as add text, shapes, or hand-drawing give you more editing options with your screenshots.

Super Screenshot is now integrated with Mail, Trello and Dropbox, offering sharing features that can serve working as well as entertaining demands. You can also bind your own hotkey for taking a screenshot.

Super Screenshot 1.1.2 costs $1.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store ( in the Utilities category. There is also a free, lite version.

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Nov 19
Maintain serves up Cocktail 9.0.1 (El Capitan Edition)

Maintain has announced Cocktail 9.1.1 (El Capitan Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X El Capitan 10.11.

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. This version adds the ability to delete locked or inaccessible items using SRM secure delete. It also includes improvements on the "Purge inactive memory" procedure and a number of bug fixes.

Cocktail 9.1.1 (El Capitan Edition) requires OS X El Capitan 10.11 to run. Cocktail (Yosemite Edition) for OS X 10.10, Cocktail (Mavericks Edition) for OS X 10.9, Cocktail (Mountain Lion Edition) for OS X 10.8 and Cocktail (Lion Edition) for OS X 10.7 are available for download from Maintain website.

Cocktail costs US$19 for a single user license and is available for purchase from the Maintain website ( When unregistered,...

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Nov 19
Studiometry 12.1 adds enhanced receipts features

Oranged Software ( has updated Studiometry, its client and project management tool, to version 12.1. The software is used by small businesses and freelancers around the world.

With version 12.1, receipts can now be branded and completely customized using Studiometry’s built-in template editor. The app can create receipts for incoming payments and have them automatically emailed to your clients. These receipts can display your company logo, branded colors, custom notes, and anything else you want to include. 

Studiometry is available for download today with a free 30-day trial. Studiometry Cloud is available for $14 per employee per month, billed annually. Or $17 per employee month-to-month. This price includes your license(s), so there’s no need to purchase a traditional Studiometry license.

Traditional Studiometry licenses never expire and don’t require any type of subscription. New...

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Nov 18
Intuit launches Quicken 2016 for Mac, Windows

Intuit has released Quicken 2016 for Mac and Windows users. The Mac version includes integrated bill pay that lets users pay their bills, transfer money between accounts, see what bills have been paid, and which are coming or are past due so they can manage cash flow.

The Quicken product line for 2016 is available now at and at select retailers. It’s available in a variety of configurations with pricing ranging from $39.99 to $164.99.

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Nov 18
Alex4D Animation Transitions is new plug-in pack for Final Cut...

Alex Gollner has introduced Alex4D Animation Transitions (, a plug-in pack for Apple's Final Cut Pro X video editing software. Editors can use it to instantly animate video clips, graphics, pictures and text. Alex4D Animation Transitions allows users to use animation to add character to logos, titles and other story elements in the Final Cut Pro X timeline.

Each of the 120 Alex4D Animation Transitions adds animation to still images, on-screen text and video elements. Clips can be made to fly, bounce, skid, grow, shrink and flip onto the screen — on their own, or overlaid on top of other elements. Alex4D Animation Transitions can also animate clips off the screen in the same ways.

Alex4D Animation Transitions comes with 120 plugins. The transitions range from subtle and straightforward presets for editors who want quick results to...

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Nov 18
CalDigit releases new USB-C docks, accessories

CalDigit ( revealed two new USB Type-C docks at Inter BEE 2015 in Japan. The first is the CalDigit USB-C Dock, and the second is the CalDigit USB-C mini Dock.

Both of these products feature USB 3.1 as well as a host of additional ports to expand USB-C enabled computers such as the 12-inch MacBook.

CalDigit is also announcing two new USB-C adapters. The US$149 CalDigit USB-C Dock (pictured) not only adds extra ports but also simultaneously charges the MacBook. The $99 CalDigit USB-C mini Dock takes the features of the CalDigit USB-C Dock and packs them into a smaller form-factor. The main difference between the CalDigit USB-C Dock and CalDigit USB-C mini Dock is that the USB-C Dock connects to AC mains power, whereas the CalDigit mini Dock draws its power from the computer.

Both are available for pre-order today. They’ll ship in December.

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Nov 18
Synology announces DiskStation DS716+ NAS server for growing...

Synology ( has released the DS716+, an encryption-oriented, scalable, two-bay NAS server powered by a quad-core CPU and Btrfs file system. DS716+ is aimed at SMB in need of a reliable, high-efficient storage and application server, according to Franklin Hua, product manager at Sinology.

It comes with 2GB of RAM, two Gigabit LAN ports, and a quad-core 1.6GHz CPU and can clock up to 2.08GHz and AES-NI encryption support. The DS716+ delivers transfer speed up to 218Mb/s reading and 141Mb/s writing. In addition, it allows enthusiast users to perform on the fly H.264 4K to 1080p video transcoding.

The DS716+ comes with tool-less drive bay design, hot-swappable support, and dual Gigabit LAN ports with failover support to ensure continual service. What’s more, it features three USB 3.0 ports for higher data transmission and one eSATA port as an extensive external backup option.

Users can...

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Nov 18
New fonts added to the Free Fonts-Christmas Collection

128bit Technologies has released Free Fonts - Christmas Collection 3.0, an update to their holiday collection of free fonts available on the Mac App Store. Ten new royalty free fonts have been added to the original collection, bringing the total number of Christmas fonts to 50.

All are in OpenType font format, and can be used for any personal and business project. They’re designed for use in graphic design, web design, holiday cards, family newsletters, party signs and invitations, banners, promotional material, advertisements, application development and more.

Free Fonts - Christmas Collection 3.0 requires Mac OS X 10.6. They’re a free download.

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