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Feb 19
Muse Templates Pack is a new collection of Adobe Muse website...

Muse Templates Pro Company has released Muse Templates Pack, which allows customers to purchase all of the company's Adobe Muse templates at once.

Adobe Muse templates provide a design for websites that are created with Adobe Muse software. Muse Templates Pack contains 12 templates and lets you create websites by mixing various elements from the different templates.

Adobe Muse templates are available on Muse Templates Pro Company's website (http://www.musetemplatespro.com). The Muse Templates Pack is priced at US$14.99. Every template can be purchased separately for $4.99 each. One template is offered for free. A Mac or PC with Adobe Muse software is required to use the templates.

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Feb 19
Enolsoft releases PDF Toolset for Mac

Enolsoft has released PDF Toolset for Mac. It's a multifunctional PDF tool with an optimized SDK [software development kit] and advanced OCR [optical character recognition] engine embed.

PDF Toolset is equipped with a set of technical tools for manipulating PDF files. Users can manage PDF pages with merging and splitting, compress PDF files with five modes and extract images and text from PDF with OCR on a Mac.

Enolsoft PDF Toolset for Mac is available now through the Enolsoft website (http://www.enolsoft.com). The retail price of Enolsoft PDF Toolset for Mac is US$29. A demo is available for download.

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Feb 19
Apple announces iTunes Festival Coming to SXSW

Apple has announced the first iTunes Festival to be held in the US, running from March 11-15. Taking place at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, home of Austin City Limits, the iTunes Festival at SXSW will feature iTunes chart toppers including Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Pitbull, Keith Urban, ZEDD and more.

All five nights of the iTunes Festival will be available to enjoy for free as a live and on-demand stream via the iTunes Store on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or PC. Performances can also be seen in the iTunes Festival app on your iOS device or with Apple TV in HD. 

"The iTunes Festival in London has become an incredible way for Apple to share its love of music with our customers," says Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. "We're excited about the incredible lineup of artists performing and SXSW is the perfect place to debut the first iTunes Festival in the US."

At the iTunes Festival in London over 400 artists have...

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Feb 19
URL Extractor for Mac OS X gets improved web extraction engine

Tension Software (http://www.tensionsoftware.com) has revved URL Extractor — the Mac OS X tool for extracting URLs and emails from the web, search engine and local files — to version 4.2. The new version boasts an improved web extraction engine.

URL Extractor requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher. It costs US$50 and is available from the Tension Software web site and the Mac App Store.

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Feb 19
Mac X DVD Ripper Free Edition gets enhanced kernel module

MacXDVD Software (http://www.macxdvd.com) has upgraded Mac X DVD Ripper Free Edition, its DVD ripping software. The updated version now supports loading external subtitles to movie, along with enhanced kernel module to make DVD ripping faster and smoother.

By taking advantage of a high-quality conversion engine, multi-core CPU and hyper-threading technology, this DVD ripper for Mac is now able to rip the latest DVD movies with no quality loss, according to the folks at MacXDVD Software.

MacX DVD Ripper Free Edition is, of course, free. There's also an US$59.95 with more features.

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Feb 19
CS Odessa announces Cisco Network Diagrams solution

CS Odessa has announced a new ConceptDraw Solution Park Solution for ConceptDraw Pro 9: Cisco Network Diagrams. It's a library collection of Cisco routers, switches, and other network devices suitable for drawings, presentations, and web sites.

There are a number of examples that are included with the new Cisco Networks Diagram Solution located in the ConceptDraw Solution Park, found at conceptdraw.com. Examples include Cisco Express Forwarding Network Topology Diagram, Cisco ISG Topology Diagram, LAN Fault-tolerance System Diagram, Network Organization Chart, Roaming Wireless Local Area Network Diagram, and Wireless Mesh Network Diagram.

This new addition to the ConceptDraw Solution Park is a free item for users of the current version of ConceptDraw Pro. The Cisco Network Diagrams Solution is a new addition to the ConceptDraw Solution Park, a collection of templates, samples, and libraries of vector stencils, icons and clipart that help professionally illustrate...

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Feb 18
F1 2013 takes pole position for March 6 release for the Mac

Feral Interactive announced that F1 2013, the Formula 1 racing simulation video game, will be released for the Mac on March 6. It's developed and published by Codemasters for consoles and PCs.

Here's how the game is described: "F1 2013 offers Mac gamers the chance to experience all the thrills of the 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship, snd, for the first time in Codemasters’ award-winning series, race classic cars on iconic circuits in a new game mode called F1 Classics. F1 2013 features all the cars, stars and circuits from the 2013 season and includes all of the new rules, tyre changes and remodeled handling to authentically reflect the challenge and exhilaration of racing 2013’s stunning roster of Formula ONE™ cars.

"Additional content will be available in a premium edition of the video game, F1 2013: Classic Edition, which contains two DLC packs. The 1990s Content pack contains six classic cars, three each from the Ferrari and Williams teams, and lets players...

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Feb 18
Storage Made Easy adds support for Evernote

Storage Made Easy, an unified cloud provider, has added support for the Evernote Cloud service. The SME Evernote implementation indexes the Evernote data and makes data available to be used with the SME Cloud File Manager.

This Cloud File Manager unifies data from private data stores and public clouds and makes this data available in a traditional file manager view where it can be interacted with from either the web or from Mac, Windows and Linux desktop "cloud" drives and more.

For business and enterprise users SME is able to provide tracked audit history of Evernote usage, allow easy copying or backup Evernote files to other clouds, sharing of Evernote data externally using password protected and time expired links, as well as making the data available in a common way throughout and organization, with permissions, without giving direct access to the underlying Evernote account, Jim Liddle, Storage Made Easy CEO Jim Liddle says.

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Feb 18
CalDigit ships FASTA-6GU3 Pro

CalDigit is shipping the CalDigit FASTA-6GU3 Pro. It's the latest version of the company's USB 3.0 and eSATA interface card.

The PCIe card has been revamped with the latest USB 3.0 protocol and SATA 6G chipsets to deliver increased performance, says Kosta Panagos, director of marketing at CalDigit. The FASTA-6GU3 Pro’s USB 3.0 ports are 5Gbps, and feature UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol). The two eSATA ports are full 6G eSATA, and fully compatible with previous generations of eSATA.

On the back are two SATA ports that allow computer users to connect two extra HDDs to their workstation. The FASTA-6GU3 Pro is available to purchase now from the CalDigit Online Store, and CalDigit Resellers worldwide. Pricing for the FASTA-6GU3 Pro is US$169. Go to http://www.caldigit.com for more info.

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Feb 18
Cocktail for Mavericks shaken to version 7.2

Maintain has served up Cocktail 7.2 (Mavericks Edition). This version adds: the ability to change the Mac OS X notification banner duration; the ability to turn on the Dock's translucency; the ability to change Safari's default find on page behavior; and more.

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Mac. Its features are arranged into five categories designed to help you manage various aspects of your computer, including Disk, System, Files, Network and the OS X Interface.

Cocktail (Mavericks Edition) requires OS X Mavericks to run. It costs US$19 and can be downloaded at http://maintain.se/cocktail .

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Feb 18
New Scanning Slideshow ready for photographers

Developer Chris Paveglio has introduced Scanning Slideshow 1.0.1 for Mac OS X. This application is a solution for photographers and display designers who need to show a slideshow or projection of images, and to update the show with newly shot images on the fly.

Users can set the length of image display, and choose from several image transition types as well as transition directions. The slideshow can be shown in a floating window or in full screen mode.

Scanning Slideshow is available on the Mac App Store for US$9.99 in the Graphics & Design category. It requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later. Go to http://chris.paveglio.com for more info.

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Feb 18
Tasa Graphic Arts releases Mineral Database app for Mac OS X

Mineral Database is a new Mac OS X app from Tasa Graphics Arts. It provides a reference for students, educators, professionals, or anyone interested in minerals.

You can search for minerals by selecting physical properties, optical properties, Dana number, Dana class, or many other classification and occurrence criteria. Or you can browse the mineral photo galleries. You can also search for color, hardness, and streak in field and classroom uses.

Mineral Database requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher and costs US$9.99. It's available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Reference category. Go to http://www.tasagraphicarts.com/ for more info.

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Feb 18
TeoreX releases PhotoScissors app for Mac OS X

TeoreX has released PhotoScissors, a Mac compatible tool for simple picture editing. It lets you remove unnecessary background from photos via mouse gestures.

You identify areas to keep and areas to cut out with very rough strokes and the program automatically does the rest. The program automatically applies anti-aliasing filters for smooth edges of the cutout, and quickly processes even larger images.

The price for a single license of PhotoScissors is US$19.99. PhotoScissors is available both for Mac OS X and Windows users. Go to http://www.photoscissors.com/ for more info.

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Feb 18
321Soft Mac iPhone Data Recovery revved to version 3.7.8

321Soft Studio, a reputable company says 321Soft Mac iPhone Data Recovery 3.7.8 is now available with enhanced photo and video recovery. The update also improves the quality of "contacts" recovery and will display those deleted phone numbers.

321Soft Mac iPhone Data Recovery is designed to assist iPhone users in recovering lost photos or videos due to power failure, reboot, and other related issues.

321Soft Mac iPhone Data Recovery is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 and higher and helps recover data from iOS 7 devices. It costs US$59.96; a demo is available for download. Go to http://www.321soft.com/ for more info.

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Feb 18
Product Builder for Mac OS X gets maintenance upgrade

Tension Software (http://www.tensionsoftware.com) has released version 2.1 of Product Builder, a Mac OS X app targeted to developers. It allows users to create packages ready to be transmitted using the Application Loader (by Apple and included with the Developer tools) to the Mac App Store.

Version 2.1 is a maintenance upgrade. Product Builder costs US$1.99 and is available at the Mac App store. It requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher.

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Feb 17
Wireless antenna upgrade offered for Apple Base Stations, Time...

QuickerTek is offering wireless antenna upgrades for Apple's Airport Base Stations and Time Capsules. It provides dual-band 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz WiFi and purportedly triples the range of any version of the Base Station Extreme and/or Time Capsule.

Three different upgrades are available: Airport Base Station Extreme AC, 2TB Time Capsule and the 3TB Time Capsule from $399.95 to $599.95.
Customers can also send in their own unit to be modified at a price of $199. Go to http://tinyurl.com/k2y9yud for more info.

This Base Station Extreme AC Antenna Upgrade works with Mac OS X 10.7 and later, as does the Airport Extreme. The QuickerTek antennas can be mounted to all three versions of the Airport Extreme as well as the 2TB and 3TB Time Capsule versions.

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Feb 17
Kool Tools: Aquafadas Digital Publishing System

Aquafadas's Digital Publishing System gets even beefier with version 3.2. The digital publishing solution now sports more than 30 new features and improvements.

Content creators use Aquafadas technology to publish books, magazines and more. Digital Publishing System 3.2 includes three new games: Dot-to-Dot, Hide and Seek, and Spot the Difference. Publishers can also add interaction between online and static content.

With version 3.2, you can connect HTML (online) and AVE content (static); actions launched in the web version are automatically reflected in the app version
There are new actions for "Read Aloud," including easy-to-use play and stop buttons unleash possibilities for style. The latest version of the Digital Publishing System lets you insert a PDF into a sub layout.

For publishers distributing books on an eBook store, Aquafadas has improved the end results for improved reading experiences. Readers will enjoy region magnification and re-...

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Feb 17
MyIP for Mac OS X gets maintenance upgrade

Tension Software (http://www.tensionsoftware.com) has released version 2.0.1 of MyIP, a Mac OS X utility that lets you view public IP addresses to which you're connected. It's a maintenance upgrade.

It can work also in background and can optionally show the current IP in the menu bar.
The public IP is the IP address you use to connect to the global net and is the address the rest of the world "sees" you at.

MyIP 2.0.1 is optimized for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. It costs US$0.99 and is available at the Mac App Store.

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Feb 14
MLBAM completes initial iBeacon installations

Major League Advanced Baseball Media (MLBAM) says it's completed installation of Apple's iBeacon technology at the first two of more than 20 Major League Baseball ballparks that will use iBeacon technology for opening day of the 2014 season.

With 65 iBeacons affixed throughout Petco Park and Dodger Stadium, the two ballparks have become the first sports venues in the world permanently equipped with iBeacon, a technology introduced with iOS 7 that uses Bluetooth Low Energy and geofencing for micro-location awareness.

Baseball fans will be able to utilize iBeacon technology within MLB.com At The Ballpark when the award-winning app's 2014 update is released for Opening Day. Complete details on new features being developed by MLBAM for At The Ballpark, including iBeacon capabilities, will be available in March.

"We are proud to be the first ballpark to roll out iBeacon technology, and we'd like to thank our partners at MLBAM for the effort to make this happen,"...

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Feb 14
URL Extractor for Mac OS X gets improved extraction engine, more

Tension Software (ttp://www.tensionsoftware.com) has updated URL Extractor for Mac OS X to version 4.2.

URL Extractor lets you extract URLs and emails from the web, search engine and local files. Version 4.2 sports an improved web extraction engine, and better handling of complex URLs.
URL Extractor requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher. It costs US$50.

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Feb 14
CD/DVD Label for OS X adds Epson direct to disk printing...

iWinSoft has rolled out an update for its CD/DVD Label design software for Mac OS X. The update adds Epson direct to disk printing functions.

Also added in this release is the ability to add a text table to labels. as well as interface improvements that simplify the creation of custom label formats. It's a free update for registered users. iWinSoft CD Label Maker for Mac costs $29.95. and is available for free download at the iWinSoft Website ( http://www.iwinsoft.com/).

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Feb 14
1789 updated Slovoed dictionaries available for Mac OS X

Paragon Software Group has released 178 newly updated Slovoed dictionaries for Mac OS X, featuring the new Slovoed Spelling Game, a learning tool with increasing levels of complexity.

With the Slovoed Spelling Game, users can check their foreign language skills, pronunciation and verbal comprehension without having to purchase an additional program. The user listens to word pronunciations and has exactly three minutes to spell them correctly. The English, German, French, Italian, Russian and Spanish games include multiple difficulty levels, and the highest levels challenge the player with difficult words carefully selected by leading linguists and experts.

In addition to the new Slovoed Spelling Game, Slovoed dictionary apps offer other learning tools. The user can look up words and phrases in any grammatical and spelling form or even dictate them. Slovoed dictionaries are available for all levels. Go to...

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Feb 14
BaseElements 4.5.0 for FileMaker Pro 13 released

FileMaker tools developer Goya has announced BaseElements 4.5.0, an update to their developer tool.

With the tool, developers can analyze and document FileMaker solutions. BaseElements provides a cross reference of every element in a solution and helps developers find and fix errors, track issues, document changes, and plan future development. Version 4.5.0 is a free update to version 4 that's FileMaker Pro 13 compatible.

A single user license of BaseElements is US$499, and a site license is $1,299. Both licenses will run on FileMaker Server for hosted access with only the site license allowing access by more than one user at a time. Developers may try BaseElements completely unlocked for 30 days using a registration code available from the website. Upgrades are $249 for the single user license and $649 for a site license. Go to http://www.goya.com.au/ for more info.

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Feb 13
myTuner Radio, formerly for iOS devices, comes to OS X

AppGeneration has released myTuner Radio app for Mac. It's the OS X version of the iOS streaming radio app.

myTuner Radio offers access to 30,000 live radio stations from more than 120 countries. The app interface can be minimized, so Mac users can continue to work while they listen to the radio.

myTuner Radio requires Mac OS X 10.9 or later. It's available for US$7.99 at the Mac App Store in the Music category. Go to http://www.mytuner.mobi for more info.

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Feb 13
Twelve South introduces the Compass 2 for iPad

Twelve South introduces Compass 2, a totally redesigned version of its go-anywhere, multipurpose stand for the iPad. It's been retooled with new dimensions optimized to work with all Apple tablets, including the iPad Air and iPad mini.

Plus, it offers a locking rear leg for desktop use and a more FaceTime-friendly viewing angle. The Compass 2 holds all iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad models in both landscape and portrait. Available in iPad Silver, Tactical Black and Candy Apple Red, it's available for US$39.99 at Apple retail stores and TwelveSouth.com .

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