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Jun 22
Synium Software releases Chronories 1.0 for Mac OS X

Synium Software has released Chronories 1.0 (http://www.syniumsoftware.com/chronories/) for Mac OS X (10.5 and higher), which is designed to offer a completely new way of writing a diary.

With Chronories, your diary gets written whether you contribute or not. In addition to writing your own entries, the app will gather, for example, local weather information, which web sites you visited, e-mails you received, how long you've been working on your Mac and which applications were running.

With only a few clicks, you can record how you feel today, places you went to, which topics stirred up your interest and capture a Desktop screenshot. Users whose Macs sport an integrated iSight or any other QuickTime compatible WebCam can take daily snapshots of themselves.

Thanks to Chronories' Menu Bar Service, entering today's mood, taking a screenshot, a snapshot of...

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Jun 22
Webjimbo for Mac OS X revved to version 2.5

Webjimbo (http://www.webjimbo.com), the web interface for Bare Bone's Yojimbo app that lets you view and edit your Yojimbo data from any computer with an Internet connection and a web browser, has been updated to version 2.5. It offers compatibility with Yojimbo 2.2, a personal information manager for the Mac which stores notes, bookmarks, passwords and other data.


With Webjimbo, you can access your Yojimbo data from wherever you are on the 'Net, including Windows PCs and iPhones. Webjimbo can also be an alternative solution for Yojimbo users who are having trouble syncing their data between multiple Macs. Webjimbo works like a desktop application, not a web site, and its interface is similar to Yojimbo's. It requires your Mac running Yojimbo to be visible on the internet.

Webjimbo costs US$30 or $60 for a family license. A demo is available for download. Webjimbo 2.5 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or...

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Jun 22
MacWise rings up version 12.0.5

Carnation Software has released MacWise 12.0.5 (http://www.MacWise.com) for Mac OS X 10.2 and higher. The new version is a maintenance release that fixes some bugs.

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 12 costs US$95 for a single users license. Version 12.0.5 is a free upgrade for registered...

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Jun 22
1Password update improves support for non-English languages

Agile Web Solutions has updated 1Password (http://1password.com), a password manager for Mac OS X, to version 3.2.3. The upgrade offers improved support for non-English languages in 1PasswordAnywhere, an all-purpose mobile solution provided by 1Password that allows you to keep your passwords and data securely available when you're away from your computer

1Password 3.2.3 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6. It's a free upgrade for users of version 3.x. For new users the cost is US$39.95 for a single-user license and $69.95 for a family license (five users).

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Jun 22
MathMagic Pro 7.0 supports InDesign CS5

InfoLogic has announced MathMagic Pro Editions 6.91 (http://www.mathmagic.com/product/pro.html) for Adobe InDesign, their multi-purpose equation editor for mathematical equations and symbols. MathMagic Pro Editions come with InDesign plug-ins to enable InDesign and QuarkXPress the equation editing capability right inside their documents.

MathMagic Pro 7 adds support for Adobe InDesign CS5 with a new CS5 plug-in. InDesign CS4 and all previous versions of Creative Suites are also supported. The upgrade also supports two layers of background color, improved Hyphen and Dashes, improved equation quality, and other new features and fixes.

MathMagic Pro Edition 7.0 is available now for US$499 ($299 for academic use). A regular plus two-year free upgrade and free tech support is $695 ($399 for academic use). A one month subscription license for $75 ($50 for academic use)...

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Jun 22
Boris FX announces new Boris Continuum unit: Beat Reactor

Boris FX (http://www.borisfx.com) has announced that a new Boris Continuum Unit, Beat Reactor, is now available. The Boris Continuum Beat Reactor Unit offers fways to use audio to influence the animation of visual effects parameters in Adobe After Effects compositions.

Beat Reactor can be used within Adobe After Effects to generate keyframes based on an audio track within the composition. The keyframes can be used to affect parameters within the composition by using AE expressions or by copying and pasting the generated keyframes.

The Boris Continuum Beat Reactor Unit is immediately available for an MSRP of $99 USD. Beat Reactor supports Adobe After Effects CS5, CS4, and CS3 under 64-bit and 32-bit operating systems. Customers who purchase the Boris Continuum Beat Reactor Unit or any other Boris Continuum Unit may credit the price of the Unit towards the full Boris Continuum Complete plug-in suite....

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Jun 22
McAfee Family Protection iPhone, iPod touch and iPad Edition...

McAfee (http://m.mcafee.com) has announced the the McAfee Family Protection iPhone, iPod touch and iPad Edition, which provides parental controls to keep children safe when they are browsing the Internet on an Apple mobile device.

Today McAfee also released results from its Secret Life of Teens survey which provides a detailed snapshot of online teen behavior. It reveals that 85%of teens go online somewhere other than at home and under the supervision of their parents,  nearly a third (32%) of teens say they don’t tell their parents what they do while they are online, and 28% engage with strangers online. 

With the McAfee Family Protection Plan, parents can also view usage statistics, including visited web sites and access times, as well as add and remove custom websites while having the option to remotely disable all Web browsing. It's available for download now at the Apple App Store and McAfee.com for...

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Jun 22
Workamajig beefs up offering for Safari 5

Workamajig (http://www.Workamajig.com), integrated software for ad agencies and others in the creative and design industries, has been beefed up to version 10.5.3.0, which includes the new Workamajig Labs for Safari 5.

Via Workamajig Lab, Workamajig will release new features to its Project Management Software, and allow clients to turn these new features on when they're ready for them. During the Lab period clients can turn the features on and off at will to try out the new features. The administrator can give specific users access to turn them on through the Allow a Person to Enable Labs Just for Themselves security option.

With the latest version of Workamajig, no installation or conversion are necessary, and all updates are at no cost to the over 20,000 users of Workamajig. All client logins and vendor logins are always free.

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Jun 22
WD releases My Book AV DVR Expander

WD has introduced its new 1TB My Book AV DVR expander, allowing customers to expand their DVR recording capacity by simply attaching the My Book AV DVR expander. TiVo Verified compatible with TiVo Series3 and TiVo HD DVRs, the new My Book AV DVR expander is capable of storing up to 120 hours of high-definition (HD) television programming.

The drive, which offers USB and eSATA connections, is compatible with Dish Network® and DirecTV DVR. WD is working with other major satellite, cable and telecom companies to integrate its DVR expander technology into set-top boxes around the world.

WD's My Book AV DVR expander also enables users to store and play back videos from 2010 or later Sony HD Handycam camcorders with the Direct Copy feature, giving consumers an easy way to offload, archive and enjoy their personal videos in one simple step without a computer.

The new My Book AV DVR expander is available with 1TB capacity and has a two-year limited warranty. My Book...

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Jun 22
NewerTech introduces new iPad accessories

Newer Technology (http://www.newertech.com) has expanded its iPad accessory line with three new products.

The US$24.95 NuGuard Protection Kit is a 3-in-1 kit featuring a carbon film wrap to improve grip and protect the back of an iPad without adding bulk, a NuVue Screen Protector to keep the screen scratch-free, and a reusable microfiber cloth to remove smudges and fingerprints without scratching. The $24.99 NuVue Anti-Glare is designed to reduce both glare and smudges. This static cling screen protector is custom designed to fit the iPad with a peel-and-stick install. It purportedly won't cause air bubbles like adhesive based screen protectors.

The $19.99 NuGuard Gel Case (pictured) offers the grip, soft feel and flexibility of a silicone case but with the protection of a hard shell. Made of translucent thermoplastic polyurethane, this form-fitting, hybrid plastic and silicone case is shock...

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Jun 22
Guitar Sidekick system released for the iPhone

Castiv Media has announced the Guitar Sidekick (http://www.castiv.com/en/guitar-sidekick.html), a guitar mounted holding system designed for the iPhone. The US$29.99 system enables the musician to use any of the music/guitar apps available on the Apple App Store, such as: video lessons, lyrics teleprompter, audio recorder, metronome, tabs display, and instrument tuner.

Compatible with any guitar, the Guitar Sidekick purportedly doesn't affect playing or tuning. It works with classical, acoustic, electric or bass guitars. The grip can freely rotate and position the iPhone in either portrait or landscape mode. The adjustable grip can accommodate the iPhone, iPod touch, iPod nano, BlackBerry Storm, BlackBerry, Android, PSP, Zune, iTab, and more.

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Jun 22
FireWire Association releases Blu-ray, set top box specs

The 1394 Trade Association (http://www.1394ta.org)-- of which Apple is a member, has issued a trio of new specifications focused on video compression, audio and music transmission, and set top box functionality.

The Trade Association’s USA Set Top Box Test Specification Revision 1.0 defines a set of tests to verify the functionality of the 1394 interface -- better known as FireWire to Mac users -- as defined in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandate for a functional 1394 interface in the STB. The standard defines a set of tests that when executed will verify a USA Set Top Box has correctly implemented all the required functionality.

The revised BT.601 specification on the transport of uncompressed or compressed video addresses the upcoming analog ‘sunset’ directive that applies Jan. 1, 2011 to new Blu-Ray products. The "image constraint token" eliminates the potential for pirated...

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Jun 22
iHome ships iP46 rechargeable stereo speaker

iHome (http://www.ihomeaudio.com) has released the US$99 iP46 Portable Rechargeable Stereo Speaker System. It's compatible with the iPhone and iPod.

Outfitted with four speakers in Reson8 speaker chambers, SRS WOW sound enhancement and a rechargeable lithium ion battery, the iP46 purportedly delivers 10 hours of audio. It's equipped with a pivoting retractable dock for iPhone and docking iPod models and a line-in jack to play any desired MP3 or CD player.

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Jun 22
Ten One Design unveils its first iPad case

Ten One Design (http:///www.tenonedesign.com), the creators of the Pogo Sketch capacitive touch-screen stylus for the iPhone, iPod touch, MacBook and now iPad, has announced the availability of its newest creation for the iPad -- the US$34.95 Particle.

It's a lightweight iPad case that comes complete with its very own Pogo Sketch, which allows for greater accuracy, efficiency and precision when taking notes or sketching on your capacitive touch screen device according to the folks at Ten Design. The integrated side clip keeps the Pogo Sketch close at hand and securely in place.

The Particle’s open-air backing keeps the iPad cool during extended use, and the integrated shock-absorbing rubberized feet keep the device wobble-free and off flat surfaces. All ports for the iPad are fully accessible.

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Jun 22
WaterField Designs releases iPhone 4 Suede Jacket

WaterField Designs has announced the super thin, custom-fitting Suede Jacket for the iPhone 4. The sleeve is available in classic black and a cheetah or zebra print Ultrasuede.

The Suede Jacket sleeve is thin and provides bulk-free, scratch protection for the iPhone 4. The case is a snug-fitting Ultrasuede cover constructed of 100% scratch-free, washable microfiber with stretch memory and no potentially scratching zippers. An optional strong, stretch-mesh, rear pocket is designed for storing earbuds, credit cards or cash. When empty, the pocket lies completely flat.

All iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS Suede Jackets are available for pre-order from the WaterField Designs web site (http://www.sfbags.com/). Shipping begins July 1. Pricing starts at US$10.

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Jun 22
Etymotic hf3 headset available for the iPod, iPhone, iPad

The Etymotic hf3 headsets (http://www.etymotic.com) are now available, for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. It's enhanced with Etymotic’s ACCU•Technology platform and uses ACCU•Driver technology precision-crafted balanced armatures.

The hf3 headset features a 3-button control pod with a close-proximity in-line microphone that lets iPhone users to pause music to engage in phone conversations, and for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad users to adjust volume and navigate through music tracks while in motion or on the go. Four noise-isolating eartips are included.

Etymotic offers earphones and headsets in three series. In the sub-US$100 price category is the revolutionary MC-Series, based on the ACCU•Technology approach and the patent-pending, Acoustic Control Chamber ACCU•Chamber driver housing. At the $300 mark, Etymotic’s ER series offers ACCU•Driver technology with hand-matched balanced armatures.

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Jun 22
Toshiba launches 2.5-inch SAS HDD

Toshiba Storage Device Devision (http://www.toshibastorage.com) has launched the MBF2xxLRC, a 2.5-inch enterprise HDD mounted in a 3.5-inch bracket. It will ship in July to original equipment manufacturers and distributors.

The MBF2xxLRC is available with capacity points of 300GB, 450GB, and 600GB -- equal to the highest capacity point currently available within the entire 2.5 and 3.5-inch form factor enterprise-class segments. It touts 10,025 RPM spin speed and a 6Gb/s SAS interface.

By incorporating the MBF series 2.5-inch drive in a 3.5-inch bracket, the MBF2xxLRC delivers all the benefits of small form factor technology versus 3.5-inch HDDs including 70% less power at idle and approximately one-half the active power, says Joel Hagberg, vice president of enterprise marketing at Toshiba Storage Device Division.

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Jun 22
Intelerad announces native 64-Bit InteleViewer for Mac

Intelerad Medical Systems (http://www.intelerad.com/en/index.php), which specializes in medical imaging PACS and workflow solutions, has announced the availability of InteleViewer for Mac, intended for radiology groups who wish to provide fully-featured image and report access to referring physicians with a Mac preference.

Specifically designed for referring physicians, InteleViewer for Mac combines the benefits of Mac systems with Intelerad’s leading-edge medical imaging solutions, says Chris Henri, Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Intelerad. Mac users will experience the Mac OS X 64-bit Intel high speed viewing, as well as full support for FDA approved medical-grade displays, he adds.

Intelerad’s native 64-bit InteleViewer for Mac comes with high-performance streaming of data for remote viewing and customizable layouts. Administration tools let radiology groups...

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Jun 22
Analyst raises price target for Apple to $375

In his second note to clients in as many days, Deutsche Bank's Chris Whitmore raised his price target for Apple (AAPL) to $375 -- "the highest we've seen to date," says "Fortune" (http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/06/22/new-high-apple-price-target-375/?...).

"Apple is beginning the strongest product cycle in the company's history, led by the iPad and iPhone 4 release later this week," he writes. "Initial demand for the new iPhone is incredibly robust based on initial demand indicators including: pre-orders, search trends and supplier checks."

As for the iPad, Whitmore notes that shipping lead times are still 7-10 days and that despite improving supplies, stock-outs across Apple's "retail footprint" continued into June.

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Jun 22
Apple Store in Perth, Australia, to open June 26

Apple will open a new retail store in Perth, Australia, this Saturday, June 26, at 9 am. It will be located on Hay Street in the business district.

"A pastry shop moved out of the historic building last year, and Apple gutted the interior but retained the quaint façade, built a modern two-level, steel building behind it, and installed a standard store inside," says "ifoAppleStore" (http://www.ifoapplestore.com/db/2010/06/21/western-australia-the-store-i...). "Passersby will be protected by a stainless steel awning, and can marvel at the unusual window pane pattern, intricate plaster detailing, and huge cornice work at the roof line.

The Perth Apple store will be the company's 293rd retail store. Apple plans to open another 20 or so during this fiscal year, with about half of those...

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Jun 22
Adobe announces Flash Player 10.1 for Mobile

Adobe (http://www.adobe.com) has released Adobe Flash Player 10.1 to mobile platform partners. Redesigned from the ground up with new performance and mobile specific features, it's the first release that brings the full web across desktops and devices, according to David Wadhwani, general manager and vice president, Platform Business at Adobe.

Mobile users will now be able to experience millions of sites with rich applications and content inside the browser including games, animations, rich Internet applications (RIAs), data presentations and visualizations, ecommerce, music, video, audio and more.

Already one of the top free apps on Android Market today, Flash Player 10.1 will be available as a final production release for smart phones and tablets once users are able to upgrade to Android 2.2 “Froyo.” Devices supporting “Froyo” and Flash Player 10.1 are expected to include the Dell Streak, Google Nexus...

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Jun 22
Vizio offers HD wireless routers, high def Blu-ray players

Vizio (http://www.viz.com) has introduced a wireless Internet router optimized for Vizio Internet Apps (VIA), the platform that enables viewers to experience web and on-demand content, as well as three wireless Blu-ray players with Internet Apps.

The XWR100 Dual-Band HD Wireless Internet Router prioritizes HD video and audio to VIA HDTVs and Blu-ray players, such as VIA-enabled VBR200W, VBR210, VBR220 and VBR231 Blu-ray players that are capable of streaming content from online services such as VUDU, Netflix and Pandora. The universal wireless router can also be configured to prioritize traffic to other Internet-connected devices as well as share a high-speed Internet connection to other Internet capable devices in the home, such as laptops, game consoles and smart phones, according to Laynie Newsome, Vizio's chief sales officer and co-founder.

The XWR100 802.11n dual-band wireless Internet router operates at...

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Jun 22
Altec Lansing introduces new Octiv Mini audio dock

Altec Lansing (http://www.alteclansing.com) has introduced the US$49.95 Octiv Mini audio dock for the iPhone and iPod. It charges the devices while pulling double-duty as a functional alarm clock when combined with the free new Altec Lansing custom Alarm Rock app.

The app acts as a full-featured digital alarm clock complete with time display and an oversized snooze button. It's a free download at the Apple App Store.

The Octiv Mini measures four inches wide and five inches deep. It., along with select products from Altec Lansing's line of premiere audio equipment, will be traveling throughout North America with the 2010 Warped Tour kicking off in Los Angeles on June 25. Fans are encouraged to stop by the Altec Lansing tent to experience the products first hand.

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Jun 22
Targus announces new iPad cases, accessories

Targus (http://www.targus.com) has announced new iPad cases and a screen protector for the Apple device. The new cases are the The Z-Case, Truss, Targus Leather (shown) and Wallet Style cases.

The US$54.99 Z-Case for iPad sports a protective hard-shell structure, leather exterior and soft colored lining on the inside. It comes in black, orange and mustard.

The $49.99 Targus Leather Sleeve for iPad has a soft, protective top grain leather exterior, twill lined interior and magnetic closure. It's available in blac,

The $49.99 Truss Case for iPad is a convertible two-in-one carrying case and hands-free viewing stand. Its flaps also open like a book for in-case viewing. The Truss Case boasts a leather exterior, soft inner lining and secure wrap-around band closure. It's available in black and brown.

The $54.99 Wallet Style Case for iPad is designed to look like a billfold and features...

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Jun 21
MobileSyncBrowser update compatible with iOS 4.0, iTunes 9.2

Vaughn S. Cordero of VSC/Macsupport has released 4.0 of MobileSyncBrowser (http://mobilesyncbrowser.com/), an iPhone backup browsing utility. The upgrade adds compatibility with iOS 4.0 and iTunes 9.2, support for MMS previews and has been enhanced to provide easier navigation, better performance and enhanced stability.

Users can download and try out MSB for free; previews and exports are limited until a registration key is purchased. Classic and Plus keys can be purchased online for US$10 and US$20.

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