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Feb 13
OWC expands Thunderbolt interface storage Line with ThunderBay...

Other World Computing (OWC) has expanded its line of Thunderbolt interface storage products with the addition of the OWC ThunderBay IV four-bay external high-performance drive.

The ThunderBay IV, available in capacities up to 16TB of total storage, adds storage capacity and throughput to any Mac or PC with a Thunderbolt port. Applications such as A/V post-production, photography, music, graphics, data management, and even Time Machine backups are enhanced with access to data at sustained data rates of up to 887MB/s read, 884MB/s write.


The ThunderBay IV supports independent drive access of up to four installed drives, is fully RAID ready, and is designed for RAID 0, 1, and 5 configurations. Even combinations of RAID, individual drive(s) or multiple RAID sets are possible with OWC ThunderBay IV. It's available from OWC and select retailers in a variety of configurations and pricing options. Go to ...

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Feb 13
TinyBooks for Mac OS rings up version 8.0.8

Ken Winograd and Space-Time Associates have introduced an update (version 8.0.8) of TinyBooks Pro, the Mac accounting and bookkeeping program.

TinyBooks Pro is designed for sole proprietors, home and other small businesses, and family finances. The new version adds the ability to sort all months (individually, or at the same time) by date, comment, payment type, amount, account, etc. It also adds a Checkmarks Info display (in the same area as the OnTheFly Totals display) to ease checking, banking and/or credit card reconciliations.

TinyBook Pro requires Mac OSX 10.6 or greater. For more information, to download a demo, or register the program for US$79, go to www.winograd.com .

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Feb 13
Ableton releases Dark Synth by Amazing Noises

Ableton, in conjunction with Amazing Noises, has announced Dark Synth, a new Max for Live synthesizer. At its heart are 2,048 independently-controllable sine wave oscillators (partials) capable of creating many varieties of classic waveforms such as sawtooth and square wave.

Dark Synth also provides direct access to each partial and the ability to draw, modulate, distort, filter, and morph sounds at the spectral level. The interface lets users dial in complex and dynamic soundscapes, from vibrant warbling leads and warped bass sounds, to Detroit-style techno pads, lo-fi chillwave atmospheres, mutant organs, ambient textures, and more.

Along with stretch, overdrive, and granular stereo simulation effects, Dark Synth features the capability to create up to 128 detuned and phase-shifted copies of all 2,048 partials. The software is available for US$69. Go to http://tinyurl.com/kenfqmk for more...

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Feb 13
DEVONagent 3.7 for Mac OS X gets new Twitter scanner and more

DEVONtechnologies (http://www.devontechnologies.com) has upgraded its Internet research assistant, DEVONagent, to version 3.7 with a new Twitter link scanner, improved visual appearance, and bug fixes.

The update is free and recommended for all users. In addition DEVONagent Pro 3.7 received a more elegant styling for multiple selected items, as well as updated search sets, scanners, and action scripts. All editions of DEVONagent, from Lite to Pro, come with updated plugins for JSTOR, SEC, and Technorati.

DEVONagent is available in an US$49.95 pro version, a $4.95 express version, and a free lite version.

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Feb 13
Dutch Skies 360 Volume 5 released

Bob Groothuis has released Dutch Skies 360 Volume 5, a collection of royalty free HDRI images of Dutch Skies 360.

The sIBL/HDR sets can be imported by most popular 3D applications. The images, with the famous Dutch Light/skies, can be used for advertisements, visual effects, 3D, architecture, game development and more. A free sample sIBL/HDR set from the Dutch Skies 360 Volume 5 collection is available for download.

The Dutch Skies 360 Volume 5 collection contains 40 sIBL/HDR sets. Also included are the 11k (11.000 x  5.500 pixels) HDRI panorama's of all 40 sets. A free sample sIBL/HDR set from the Dutch Skies 360 Volume 5 collection is available for download. The sIBL/HDR set's can be imported by most 3D applications.

The Dutch Skies 360 Volume 5 collection costs US$69.99. The licenses are royalty free. After online payment the HDRI/sIBL images are immediately available for download. Go to...

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Feb 13
FileThis debuts digital mailbox, filing service

Just in time for tax day and spring cleaning, FileThis has debuted its digital mailbox and filing service that's designed to help consumers get on top of their household documents and offering the ability to find any important document quickly.

It automatically and securely fetches online bills, statements and other important home and finance accounts. The service allows consumers to store these text searchable documents where they choose, according to Brian Berson, CEO and co-founder of FileThis. It analyzes each document and then tags and organizes it based on content, automatically separating medical records from financial, or bills from mortgage statements, he adds.

FileThis is free for users for the first six connections to more than 300 U.S. vendors, including financial institutions, insurance companies, and utilities. For more connections, FileThis offers different plans, including: US$2 per month for up to 12 connections that run weekly; or, $5 per month for...

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Feb 13
Graphic Converter for Mac OS X gets non-destructive image...

Lemke Software has revved GraphicConverter, its image utility for Mac OS X, to version 9.1.

It's an universal image editing program that features image conversion from more than 200 different file formats. Fully compatible with different Mac OS versions including the latest OS X 10.9 Mavericks, GraphicConverter 9.1 also includes enhancements to existing functionality and several new features such as non-destructive image editing and undo in the browser.

GraphicConverter 9.1 costs US$39.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website (http://www.lemkesoft.de/en/lemkesoft/). It's a free download for all version 9.x customers. A demo is available for download.

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Feb 13
FmPro Migrator 7.12 adds FileMaker 13 table consolidation...

com Solutions has released FmPro Migrator Developer Edition 7.12 with support for FileMaker Pro Advanced 13 table consolidation projects using AppleScript GUI automation.

FmPro Migrator is a stand-alone application which quickly and accurately migrates FileMaker Pro databases to MySQL, Oracle, Access, SQL Server, Sybase, and much more. This release supports FileMaker Pro Advanced 11, FileMaker Pro Advanced 12 and FileMaker Pro Advanced 13 running on MacOS X 10.6 and higher.

FmPro Migrator Developer Edition is priced at US$200 per developer. Go to http://tinyurl.com/yhzahuk for more info.

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Feb 13
Apple revs Compressor to version 4.1.1

Apple has updated Compressor, its pro video encoding and formatting tool, to version 4.1.1. The upgrade fixes a variety of glitches and bugs, as well as stability issues when using multiple plug-ins.

Current Compressor users can upgrade for free. For new users the cost is US$49.99. Compressor is available at the Mac App Store.

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Feb 13
PhotoUpLink Aperture Export Plugin adds Facebook Pages uploading...

PhotoUpLink for Aperture 1.8.3 includes a new feature enabling owners of Facebook business, organization or brand pages to upload photos directly to any Facebook Page they manage, directly from the Aperture Export menu.

When logged in as the Facebook user with Manager or Content Creator admin roles, a list of all Facebook Pages that the account manages is provided. Any group of photos selected into the PhotoUpLink Aperture Export Plugin will then be uploaded to the designated Facebook Page.

PhotoUpLink also includes an FTP function that, when run, executes in separate process from the host application and can be terminated at any time, preventing The app's modal dialog box provides feedback of the upload process, displaying per file and total upload progress information.

PhotoUpLink for Aperture 1.8.3 is a 64-bit Intel build for Aperture 3.4.5 and requires Mac OS X 10.7.5 or newer. It's been tested to work with Aperture 3.4.5 when running on OS X Mavericks....

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Feb 13
Aquafadas Digital Publishing System updated to version 3.2

Aquafadas has updated its Digital Publishing System to 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. Publishers can also add interaction between online and static content. Other new features include region magnification and re-engineered Smart Reading.


Go to http://tinyurl.com/lcfamtv for more info. A demo is available for download. Pricing options can be found at http://store.aquafadas.com/en/#/home .

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Feb 12
YoWindow is new weather app for the Mac

YoWindow is a new weather app for Mac OS X. It's free and is available at the Mac App Store.

With YoWindow an animated landscape reflects the weather at your home or business. For instance, if it's raining, it "rains"rains in the app's interface. The sunset and the sunrise in YoWindow happens at exactly the same time as in real life.

What's more, you can scroll forward to see the weather forecast. Move the time forward, and you can literally see how the weather is going to change throughout the day.

YoWindow requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. Go to https://itunes.apple.com/app/id418121914 to download the app.

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Feb 12
Markzware introduces PageZephyr Search for InDesign


Markzware has announced PageZephyr Search Mac, a search tool for the Macintosh platform. It allows users to search Abode InDesign files (INDD documents) for specific text content, in conjunction with Apple Spotlight.

Text can be viewed directly within the PageZephyr Search tool or by having PageZephyr Search open the documents in InDesign. (An appropriate version of InDesign is required as PageZephyr Search is not a file conversion tool). The app also allows one to copy the text out of an InDesign file without having InDesig present.

When a user right-clicks on the highlighted word and a compatible version of InDesign is installed, PageZephyr Search Mac opens the file in InDesign and takes the user to that word in the InDesign file (INDD document). Additionally, Users can copy and paste text, in plain text format (TXT), out of PageZephyr Search into a favorite text editor or text program.

PageZephyr Search v1 Mac requires Mac OS 10.7 or higher. It's priced as a...

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Feb 12
Remote FileMaker 13 Training Series Course coming in May

FileMaker authors John Mark Osborne and Steven Blackwell will teach the FileMaker Training Series for FileMaker Pro 13 remotely in May. All you need is a good Internet connection to participate.

The FileMaker Training Series (FTS) is the official training curriculum from FileMaker, Inc. It offers a series of 13 training modules that cover a set of topics designed to help students master the essentials of FileMaker solution development. This new series incorporates new features of the FileMaker 13 product line throughout the modules but stresses good programming skills for FileMaker 7, 8, 8.5, 9, 10, 11 and 12.

Database Pros offers the FTS modules grouped in eight hour classes as follows: "Planning a FileMaker Solution," "Developer Skills," "Advanced Developer Skills," "FileMaker Server," and "Security." The first 3 days of class emphasize development skills like relational design, scripting, calculations and reporting while the last 2twodays cover deployment in the...

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Feb 12
321Soft announces Data Recovery for Mac

321Soft Studio has released its data recovery solution, 321Soft Data Recovery for Mac. The company says it can recover lost data from all types of media such as hard drives, USB flash drives, SD Card, memory sticks, mobile devices, or any other type of portable storage device.

321Soft Mac Data Recovery is available in Single User and Technician licenses. The software is available at a starting price of US$99.95 and is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 or above. A demo is available for download. Go to http://tinyurl.com/lb5gfbt for more info.

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Feb 12
Boot Camp update adds 64-bit drivers for Windows 7, 8

Apple has updated Boot Camp, software included with Mac OS X that lets you run compatible versions of Windows on an Intel-based Mac. The upgrade adds support for 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.


The Boot Camp update is available in two versions. Version 5.1.5640 is mid-2013 MacBook Airs, late-2013 MacBook Pro with Retina display models and late-2013 iMacs. Version 5.1.5621 (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1720) is available for a variety of other Mac models. Both are free downloads from the Mac App Store.

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Feb 12
Deliver Express for Mac OS X now allows transfer of uncompressed...

Zevrix Solutions (http://www.zevrix.com) has announced Deliver Express 2.4, a feature update to its solution to automatically send and share files across the Internet and local networks on the Mac.

Deliver Express processes files from watched hot folders and can serve multiple users on a network while running totally unattended. It offers e-mail notifications, multi-destination delivery, file compression, detailed history and much more. The new version allows users to transfer uncompressed folders to FTP and SFTP servers.

Deliver Express can be purchased from the Zevrix website as well as from authorized resellers. The license prices are based on the maximum number of allowed destinations and range from US$29.95 to $299.95. The update is free for licensed customers. A demo is available for download. Deliver Express requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher.

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Feb 12
TeamViewer for Mac OS X now Integrates With Zendesk

TeamViewer has announced full integration of TeamViewer remote support into Zendesk, a provider of cloud-based software for customer service. Agents now can start secure TeamViewer support sessions directly from within a Zendesk ticket.  
 
The integration is available for Zendesk customers. To use remote support with TeamViewer, customers need a valid TeamViewer license. Further information on TeamViewer licensing can be found at www.teamviewer.com/licensing. The TeamViewer integration app for Mac OS X can be downloaded at http://www.zendesk.com/apps/teamviewer.

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Feb 12
Ntractive announces Elements CRM 5.5 with desktop view

Ntractive has rolled out Elements CRM Version 5.5. Elements CRM is a cloud-based Mac Customer Relationship Management (Mac CRM) Solution for Mac business and enterprise.

Version 5.5 offers a Desktop View of the app. Now, users on iMacs and Thunderbolt Displays can select a larger, desktop view of the app that includes more visible data in one screen, more powerful dashboard tools and a larger font size. 
Elements CRM 5.5 is available immediately.

The download is free but requires a subscription to Elements CRM. Group pricing starts at US$24.95/user/month, Professional pricing starts at $49.95/user/month, and Enterprise pricing starts at $69.95/user/month. Go to http://tinyurl.com/k2u4kkc for more info.

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Feb 11
MEI debuts cloud-based workflow system

Managing Editor Inc. (MEI), a provider of digital publishing and workflow solutions, has released TruEdit, its latest collaborative workflow system. It's a cloud-based platform for planning, creating, managing and delivering multi-channel content via its web client and Adobe InDesign Plug-in.

Additionally, TruEdit comes equipped with automations for streamlined output to the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS). This enhances the process of creating digital publications for tablet and mobile devices, says Mark Leister, senior vice president of business development at MEI (http://www.maned.com).

A demo is available for download. Contact MEI (http://www.maned.com) for pricing options.

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Feb 11
Smith Micro launches MotionArtistTV interactive platform

Smith Micro Software has launched its social multimedia platform MotionArtistTV, targeted for artists, animators and graphic art enthusiasts. It combines the open, interactive canvas of HTML5 with content sharing through a social portal.

MotionArtistTV allows users to view interactive, animated content, connect with fellow artists and users, and share their HTML5 graphics, animations, and multimedia comics created with the software, says Steve Yatson, vice president of operations for Smith Micro, Productivity and Graphics Group. Free and open to the public, MotionArtistTV allows budding artists to join an open-submission community for animated HTML5 graphics.

Once community members create a login ID, they receive a personalized profile for posting their own content and following favorite artists. All members can view, like and comment on other members’ work, as well as create watch-lists of their favorite episodes and series.
 
MotionArtistTV is a free...

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Feb 11
SavvyDox collaborative document review software comes to Mac OS X

SavvyDox has brought its self-titled software to the Mac. It's available now in beta form. Just remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.

The folks at SavvyDox say it's designed to solve tablet and desktop document management issues for enterprises, government and publishers —all within an enterprise grade, private, hybrid or public cloud based secure infrastructure. Authors can upload documents directly from a PDF file, then share those documents among multiple recipients.

Anyone receiving the document can add comments, private or shared. Shared comments are immediately visible to the author and all other readers.

As a cloud based system, SavvyDox also keeps track of access to documents. While accessing the cloud, SavvyDox Document Analytics allow authors to determine which readers have downloaded and opened their documents, and if required, a document can be revoked. Go to...

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Feb 11
OWC expands memory upgrade options for the new Mac Pro

Other World Computing has expanded its memory upgrade options for the new Mac Pro. The pro desktop is available with either 12GB (4GB x 3) or 16GB (4GB x 4) base memory configurations from the factory. However, OWC offers the following pricing options:

° OWC 8GB Module US$119.99: Savings of up to 40% (save up to $80) vs. factory;

° OWC 32GB Kit (16GB x 2) $437.99. Savings of up to 45% (save up to $362) vs. factory;

° OWC 48GB Kit (16GB x 3) $649. Savings of up to 46% (save up to $551) vs. factory;

° OWC 64GB Kit (16GB x 4) $849. Savings of up to 47% (save up to $751) vs. factory.

Also, OWC options for adding 4GB and up to 64GB to Mac Pro 2013 are now available from $74.99. Note that16GB modules for the Mac Pro are registered and can't be mixed with standard 4GB and 8GB modules. However, 4GB and 8GB modules from OWC and Apple can be mixed and matched. Go to http://tinyurl.com/ewapc...

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Feb 11
Fireebok Studio introduces CleanMyPhone

Fireebok Studio has announced CleanMyPhone, a Mac OS X software solution designed for cleaning up and backing up data from iOS device directly on a Mac.

Through detecting, analyzing and deleting cumbersome temp files, CleanMyPhone will generally reclaim up to 60% free space for users, according to Carith, advanced software engineer of Fireebok Studio. For average users, the regular inner cleanup will keep iOS devices running smoothly and away from out of disk, he adds.

The Disk Manager of CleanMyPhone is designed to help configure, organize and manage files and apps on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The disk space will be categorized as iOS system partition and user data partition; the user data partition contains photos, music, videos, books, user apps, system apps and user data.

The App Cleaner module scans for documents and data, app cache, app cookies and app junk files scattered throughout your device’s memory. Similarl to the Disk Manager, this module...

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Feb 11
WaterField rolls out Rough Rider messenger bag

WaterField Designs has given us the Rough Rider leather messenger bag, a throwback to the past with modern functionality.

The Rough Rider's strap system compresses bag contents to maintain a slim, neat profile and it positions the bag snuggly against the body to help ease back fatigue, according to Gary Waterfield, CEO of WaterField Designs. It's constructed of naturally-tanned leather. A splash of nylon under the flap (in six color choices) allows for customization.

The laptop bag main compartment can house a 13-inch laptop or tablet, along with files, chargers, and other necessities. There are two waxed canvas pockets in the main compartment and two additional scratch-free, lined pockets under the flap.

The flap snaps shut with two options to adjust based on the bulk of what's inside. A removable no-slip shoulder pad keeps the adjustable strap in place. A leather handle sits at the top for a quick grab.

The Rough Rider is priced at US$335. It's...

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