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Jul 08
Maintain releases Cocktail 4.7.6 (Snow Leopard Edition)

Maintain has released Cocktail 4.7.6 (Snow Leopard Edition), the latest maintenance update of Cocktail (http://www.maintain.se/c) for users running Mac OS X 10.6 ("Snow Leopard"). It adds the ability to clear Apple System logs and diagnostic messages.

It also adds ability to disable the “This file has been downloaded from the internet.” Finder warning and ability to view .asl and .crash logs. This version also fixes minor Mac OS X 10.6.4 compatibility issues and contains updated Automator actions.

Cocktail 4.7.6 (Snow Leopard Edition) requires Mac OS X/Mac OS X Server 10.6 or later and is tested for compatibility with Mac OS X/Mac OS X Server 10.6.3. Cocktail (Leopard Edition) for Mac OS X 10.5 and Cocktail (Tiger Edition) for Mac OS X 10.4 are available for download from the Maintain web site.

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for Mac OS X that offers a variety of practical features...

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Jul 08
Sony introduces new 3D digital still cameras

Sony has unveiled two new Cyber-shot digital still cameras (models DSC-TX9 and DSC-WX5) that the company says are the world's smallest 3D cameras, capturing 3D images with a single lens system using a sweeping motion.

Both models offer a 3D Sweep Panorama feature, which lets you take panoramic pictures in one press-and-sweep motion. The high-speed burst of frames is stitched together using processing techniques to automatically create detail-packed 3D panoramas, says Kelly Davis, director of the digital imaging business at Sony Electronics. These images can be enjoyed in 2D or stunning 3D on compatible 3D televisions. 3D-compatible HDMI cables and 3D glasses are also required and are sold separately.

The DSC-TX9, which has a 3.5-inch 921k resolution LCD touchscreen, and the DSC-WX5, which has a 2.8-inch LCD screen, also let you view images in a new way.  Unlike 3D Sweep Panorama mode, which lets you view your 3D images on compatible 3D television systems, Sweep Multi...

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Jul 08
Callpod debuts Onyx and Vetro headsets

Callpod (http://www.callpod.com) has introduced the Onyx and Vetro headsets for Bluetooth mobile phones, PDAs, VOIP products and computers.

They both offer a 164-foot range, which allows users to extend the boundaries of traditional headsets. They allow users to roam around the office or home without being tethered to their cell phone.

The Onyx and Vetro can also simultaneously connect to your Mac or PC for Skype calls, allowing you to switch between your computer and mobile phone with a press of a button. In addition, the headsets have dual-mic noise suppression, which purportedly allows callers on the other end of the call to enjoy a strong clear voice even if the user is in the car, airport, restaurant or at the office.

The Onyx and Vetro can be used with other Vetro, Onyx or Dragon V2 headsets for two-way or push to talk communication over a 84,000-foot square foot space. The new headsets...

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Jul 08
Boris Continuum Complete 7 FxPlug available

BorisFX (http://www.borisfx.com) has released Boris Continuum Complete 7 FxPlug (BCC 7 FxPlug) is now available. It brings over 210 filters to Apple Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Final Cut Express.

The new release features a three-way color grade filter with built-in keying and masking tools, a video noise reduction tool, an OpenGL particle engine, and real-time title flare and luma glow effects. Boris Continuum Complete 7 FxPlug is immediately available through the Boris FX worldwide reseller channel and direct from the Boris FX web site at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of US$995.

Owners of previous versions of Boris Continuum Complete FxPlug may upgrade for $295. Customers who purchased Boris Continuum Complete 6 FxPlug as of April 12, 2010, are eligible to receive a free upgrade to Boris Continuum Complete 7 FxPlug.

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Jul 08
SplashID Enterprise Edition now offers centralized controls for...

SplashData (http://www.splashdata.com) has announced a new version of SplashID Enterprise, offering IT managers controls for the centralized administration of password and security policies on all Mac and Windows desktop computers across multiple departments and employee groups.

SplashID Enterprise is designed to address the most immediate password management concerns of IT, enabling an organization to use stronger password management practices without compromising security or increasing costs. It stores all kinds of personal identification information, including usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, calling card numbers, bank account data, PINs, medical insurance information, and more. SplashID Enterprise is available on a per-seat basis starting at US$12 per license.

The consumer versions of SplashID also secure information on mobile platforms, including iPhone, iPad, Windows Mobile and...

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Jul 08
LightShop 3.0 adds 64-bit support, more

Akvis Softwar (http://www.akvis.com) has updated Akvis LightShop for Mac and Windows to version 3.0. The update has improved compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6 and Windows 7. Also, 64-bit support has been added. LightShop now works with Adobe Photoshop CS4/CS5 64-bit.

LightShop lets you create a light effects designed to draw attention and animate any photo. The program offers a large number of ready-to-use light effects (presets) that can be applied in their initial version or can be modified. First you can train on available light effects and than create your exclusive ones. It 's possible to save your own presets to use them in the future or share with others. See some examples here: http://akvis.com/en/lightshop/presets-lighting-effect.php

AKVIS LightShop runs on Mac...

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Jul 08
MacWise rings up version 12.11

Carnation Software has released MacWise 12.11 (http://www.MacWise.com) for Mac OS X 10.2 and higher. It fixes a problem in which you couldn't select Transparency from the Window Menu.

Many host computers are programmed to instruct the client app to save and restore screens. MacWise 12.0 or later supports three sets of escape sequences commonly used by PC clients (HostAccess, Accuterm and System Builder).

The software emulates ADDS Viewpoint, Wyse 50, Wyse 60, Wyse 370, Televideo TV 925, DEC VT100, VT220 and Prism terminals. MacWise also supports ANSI and SCO ANSI color. Esprit III color is also supported in Wyse 370 mode, and AppleScript. It works with Intel or PowerPC Macs, MacBooks, Powerbooks and desktops and allows users to connect to the host via serial, modem, telnet, ssh, via the internet or local connection.

MacWise costs US$95 for a single users license. Version 12.11 is a free upgrade...

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Jul 08
Witch for Mac OS X conjures up version 3.5.2

Many Tricks has released version 3.5.2 of Witch (http://manytricks.com/witch), its window switching utility for Mac OS X (10.5 and later). It's a maintenance update with some bug fixes.

Witch 3.5.2 is a free update for all Witch 3 users. Witch 3 is US$19 for new users and $8 for users of Witch 2.x

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Jul 07
iPhone/iPod/iPad apps for July 7

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/).

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has announced a free, downloadable iPhone app that provides users with on-the-go access to the most popular sections of the NPMA’s educational web site, PestWorld.org.

Legal publisher Fastcase has debuted its free mobile legal research app for the iPad. Like the company's iPhone app, the new iPad edition is a free download, and gives free access to the company’s nationwide law libraries of state and federal case law and statutes.

angelFrogGames says their first iPhone/iPod touch game is now available on the App Store. Shape Search Zen -- Wordsearch Without Words (US$1.99) shifts the classic gameplay of Wordsearches into something new, yet familiar, by asking the player to find sequences of...

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Jul 07
SwitchEasy wants your iPhone 4 to go NUDE

SwitchEasy (http://www.switcheasy.com) has released its US$19.99 NUDE case for the iPhone 4. It sports an "ultra thin" design and is made of GE Lexan polycarbonate. All access points to buttons are open.

The NUDE comes with two anti-static screen guards, one microfiber wipe, one squeegee screen guard applicator, two headphone jack protectors and two 30-pin connector protectors. It comes in eight colors: UltraBlack, UltraClear, White, Red, Fuchsia, Viola, Lime & Turquoise.

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Jul 07
AT&T blames software glitch on slow upload speeds for iPhone...

AT&T has made an official statement on an issue causing slow upload speeds for some iPhone 4 users. They say it's due to a software problem and that a fix is in the works.

"AT&T and Alcatel-Lucent jointly identified a software defect -- triggered under certain conditions - that impacted uplink performance for Laptop Connect and smartphone customers using 3G HSUPA-capable wireless devices in markets with Alcatel-Lucent equipment," the company said in a statement. "This impacts less than two percent of our wireless customer base. While Alcatel-Lucent develops the appropriate software fix, we are providing normal 3G uplink speeds and consistent performance for affected customers with HSUPA-capable devices."

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Jul 07
Apple to open three stores in Shanghai, more considered

Apple plans on opening three stores in Shanghai and is considering more locations in other first and second-tier Chinese cities as well, reports "CrunchGear" (http://macosg.me/2/hl).

The first Chinese Apple Store opened in 2008 in Sanlitun, Beijing" but these new locations mark a strategy shift for Apple," the article adds. "The Oriental Morning Post" says Apple plans on having as many Chinese retail outlets as Louis Vuitton (which would be over two dozen).

In March Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty toldclients in a research note that China represents Apple’s next major geographic growth opportunity, and that Apple's plan to open 25 retail stores in China, announced during its shareholders meeting in February, could help drive Apple's share price  — in her "bull case" scenario -- as high as US$435 within a year.

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Jul 07
Cardiac surgeon sues Apple over iPhone 4 antenna issues

Another day, another lawsuit. A California cardiac surgeon has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Apple and service provider AT&T Corp. over an alleged defective antenna in the new iPhone 4, according to the "Boston Herald" (http://macosg.me/2/hn).

Dr. Thomas Gionis claims a design or manufacturing flaw has produced a phone that drops calls and consistently loses service, forcing him to carry two cell phones to stay in contact with the hospital emergency room that he oversees, according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Boston.

“His phone is a lifeline,” said Robert Karp, Gionis’ Newton attorney. “He’s in charge of other cardiac surgeons. When he’s needed, there can’t be any lag in finding him - and there can’t be any lag in him helping - because moments are obviously crucial. We’re asking Apple to make it right for consumers -- to take back the phones, cancel any contracts,...

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Jul 07
VueScan 8.6.43 for Mac OS X resolves issues with some scanners

Hamrick Software has released Vuescan 8.6.43, a new version of the VueScan software for Mac OS X that's designed to let users produce better digital images from color snapshots, negatives, slides and documents. The new version resolves issues with some scanners.

The Standard Edition of VueScan costs US$39.95 and the Professional Edition is $79.95 for a single user license. Multi-user licenses are available. A fully functional, trial copy of VueScan is available for download from the Hamrick web site (http://www.hamrick.com).

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Jul 07
Extensis Web Font Service WebINK enters public beta

Extensis, a division of Celartem, has announced a public beta for their new web font service, WebINK (http://www.webink.com). Built using patented and patent-pending font management technologies that have been extended as a cloud-based service, WebINK gives designers the benefit of using custom fonts on their site without worrying about supported font formats or font licensing issues., says Celartem CEO, Osamu Ikeda.
 
He says that thousands of quality fonts are available as part of the public beta. It includes multiple ways for users to manage their WebINK font collections -- from an online interface or through new WebINK features integrated into an upcoming update to Suitcase Fusion.

W3C standards compliant implementation of the @font-face tag, and includes support for a wide variety of web browsers, such as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer

WebINK font collections can be...

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Jul 07
IK Multimedia AmpliTube iRig shipping

IK Multimedia is pleased to announce that the US$39.99 iRig guitar and bass interface adapter (http://www.amplitube.com/irig) for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad is now shipping worldwide.  

The new iRig interface allows guitar and bass players to plug their instruments directly into the headphone/microphone input jack on their mobile Apple device and access AmpliTube for iPhone. Combined with the AmpliTube for iPhone app range -- available in free, LE and full versions at the Apple App Store -- the iRig interface adapter allows everyone to plug their instrument into their iOS mobile device and play anywhere with real effects and amplifier tones.

In the app, your signal chain can consist of up to three simultaneous stompbox effects plus amplifier, cabinet and microphone, all reconfigurable. Additional Tuner, Metronome and Backing-Track player with loop-points allow for play and practice...

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Jul 07
Heckler Design announces @Rest for iPad

Heckler Design (http://www.hecklerdesign.com) has announced @Rest for the iPad. Built from cut steel with a powdercoat finish, @Rest for iPad supports your iPad in portrait or landscape orientation at angles designed for the side table or countertop.

@Rest costs US$59. It's available now for pre-order and will ship in August.

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Jul 07
3D Eye Solutions's 3D conversion technology is iPad...

3D Eye Solutions (http://www.3deyesolutions.com) says its 2D to 3D content conversion technology is now compatible and can integrate its proprietary conversion process and file formats with the iPad.

The company says it continues to implement its licensing strategy with the signing of five licenses over the last several weeks.  3D Eye Solutions has signed license agreements with companies that cover a variety of vertical markets such as film, broadcast television, video game, digital signage, and the communications industries in both North America and Europe.

 
The company's licensees are able to market and sell 3D Eye's proprietary 2D to 3D conversion technology to their existing contact network and customer base within their respective industries. 3D Eyes strategy is to generate additional revenue through the sale of licenses and the exclusive 2D to 3D content conversion that is...

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Jul 07
IvySkin introduces iPhone 4 Reception case

IvySkin (http://www.ivyskin.com) has released first in line of protective covers for the iPhone 4. The US$14.99 IvySkin Reception Case is described as "a reception friendly way to guard and enhance" the smartphone.

The folks at IvySkin say that, measuring in at a tiny 0.6mm thin, it' the world's thinnest iPhone 4 case. It utilizes a polycarbonate material that's 0.8mm on the sides to clear contact with iPhone 4's new antenna system and 0.6mm on the back for protection.

The Reception Case conceals the new iPhone 4's built-in antenna that captures more of the available wireless signal and purportedly clears the internal antenna of your new iPhone 4 in a crystal clear case. It comes with both front and back scratch free body armors in addition to the polycarbonate shell that snaps on the back of the iPhone.

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Jul 07
iPhone 4 release increases global, mobile handset sales

Handset sales in the first quarter of 2010 were higher than expected, due to a strong growth in global smartphone sales and also the continuing uptake of unbranded low cost mobile devices in emerging markets, according to Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com).

The handset sector also saw the release of Apple's iPhone 4 and it is predicted that iPhone sales in 2010 will be much higher than in previous years, according to the research group. The rise of the smartphone is at the expense of the more traditional players, however, which are now beginning to feel the impact from the competitive threats from iPhone and Google Android

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Jul 07
Rome: Total War patch adds PowerPC support

Feral Interactive has released an 1.1 patch for Rome: Total War Gold Edition for the Mac. The update fixes some bugs and includes support for PowerPC gamers with G5 Macs.

Here's how the game is described: "Rome: Total War is one of the all-time top-rated strategy games where players take charge of one of three Roman families with the goal of increasing their family's power in Rome through diplomacy, economic skill, and of course, war!

"Running from the late Roman Republic to early Roman Empire with campaigns ranging across Europe and North Africa, Rome: Total War offers a seamless integration of strategy and tactics that allows players to fight epic historical or fictitious battles, while plotting their path to ultimate victory."

The Gold Edition includes the official expansion pack, Barbarian Invasion. Set some 300 years later, in it players must decide whether they will save Rome from its enemies or, at the head of a Barbarian horde, fight to bring the once...

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Jul 07
OfficeTime update offers iCal syncing

Transcena Design has announced that its OfficeTime (http://www.OfficeTime.net) time tracking software for Mac and PC, has been updated to version 1.5.2. The upgrade offers a bi-directional sync with iCa.

With OfficeTime, you can track your time and expenses in just about any language. Start the timer and add notes on your activity in the language of your choice. OfficeTime offers full support for a wide range of character sets, including multi-byte characters. The software's growing global community is tracking, invoicing and reporting their time in French, Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese and many other languages.

The internationalization functionality offers proper formatting of date and time for reporting and invoicing. It adjusts to either a 24-hour clock or AM and PM, as well as date structure preferences.

OfficeTime costs US$47; a 21-day demo is available for download.

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Jul 07
Google Sitemap Automator update informs about broken links

RAGE Software has updated RAGE Google Sitemap Automator (http://ragesw.com/products/googlesitemap.html) -- the software package that helps web-masters get their web site listed in Google, Yahoo and MSN search -- to version 2.3. The update will now inform users about any broken links on their website and which pages they occur on.

With Rage Google Sitemap Automator you can automate the process of creating Google Sitemaps by utilizing filters and preset conditions. You then upload your Google Sitemap to your web server and notify search engines so they know where to find your sitemap file.

RAGE Google Sitemap Automator works with Mac OS X 10.4 or later. A free trial version is available for download. The full version of RAGE Google Sitemap Automator which adds automatic submission to Google as well as the ability to generate an unlimited number of Google...

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Jul 07
Apple analyzing purchasing habits of iTunes users

Apple is analyzing the purchasing habits of its 150 million iTunes users in order to help serve up targeted adverts through its iAd platform, according to "those with a knowledge of the new mobile advertising scheme."
“Apple knows what you’ve downloaded, and how much time you spend interacting with applications,” Rachel Pasqua, director of mobile at iCrossing, a marketing company told the "Telegraph" (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/7876822/Apple-iAd-secrets-re...). “It even knows what you’ve downloaded, don’t like and deleted.”

She says that Information about shopping habits is never passed directly to advertisers, but being able to paint an overall picture of people's online behavior, likes and preferences could enable advertisers to target possible consumers more...

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Jul 07
Apple posts beta of revised MobileMe Calendar Web app

Apple has released a beta version of a tweaked the MobileMe Calendar Web app. MobileMe is the company's US$99-per-year suite of Internet tools.

The MobileMe Calendar beta is a preview of the new Calendar web application. It sports a new web interface with calendar sharing and event invitations, as well as new features designed to make it easier to use. Features include the ability to: share calendars with family and friends (though they must be MobileMe members in the beta); publish calendars for groups or teams; and offer event invitations with RSVPs. The beta works with the calendar applications on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac.

Please note that all changes made after joining the Calendar beta will be lost if you leave (unless you manually export your calendar before leaving). You will revert back to the calendar data that you had prior to joining the beta. Also remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.

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