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Mar 30
Default Folder for OS X gets a maintenance upgrade

St. Clair Software has announced Default Folder X 5.0.3 (http://www.stclairsoft.com/DefaultFolderX/index.html), an upgrade to the utility for Mac OS X. Default Folder X enhances the file dialogs in all Mac OS X applications.

It provides fast navigation to your files, convenient previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Default Folder X's custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips.Version 5.0.3 is a maintenance upgrade with some bug fixes and performance tweaks.

Default Folder X 5.0.3 is a free upgrade for registered users. New licenses are $34.95 (USD) and upgrades from version 4 and prior are $14.95.

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Mar 29
Graphic Node unveils new templates for Photoshop

Graphic Node has introduced Templates for Photoshop 1.0, a new app for Mac OS X. It’s a pack for Adobe Photoshop that features 150 PSD templates for books, newsletters, scrapbooks, flyers and other documents.

The set features a fusion of professional print layouts, including a mixture of fully editable templates, from flyers, books and invoices to 50 scrapbooks and posters. Templates for Photoshop requires Adobe Photoshop CS6 or later and OS X 10.10 or later. It costs $39.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/zvkonts) in the Productivity category.

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Mar 29
KeyCue for OS X revved to version 8.0

Ergonis Software (www.ergonis.com) has rolled out KeyCue 8.0, an update of their keyboard shortcut cheat sheet. The upgrade contains new features such as a flexible new way to define a wide variety of triggers, which can be combinations of modifier keystrokes and mouse clicks. G

KeyCue 8.0 requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later. The upgrade is free for anyone who purchased a license for KeyCue 7 on or after March 1, 2015. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. For new users the cost is $19.99 for a single user license and $29.95 for a family pack.

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Mar 29
New version of Elmedia Player for OS X with AirPlay support is...

Eltima Software (http://mac.eltima.com) has released Elmedia Player 6.5, a new version of its universal media player for OS X.

It supports most commonly used audio and video formats and downloads media from the web. The application features a 10-band audio equalizer, its own volume control, a video tuner for adjusting sharpness, contrast, reducing noise, video aspect ratio change, playback speed adjustment, ability to edit subtitles and much more. Version 6.4 adds AirPlay support.

Elmedia Player requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. It’s free, but also comes in a $19.95 pro version with additional features including the ability to download from the Internet.

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Mar 29
Aleratec releases USB duplication software update for Mac OS X

Aleratec (www.aleratec.com) has launched a new software update for the 1:16 USB 3.0 Copy Cruiser Mini duplicator that now allows compatibility with Mac OS X and laptops in addition to Windows 10/8/7/Vista platforms.

The 1:16 USB 3.0 Copy Cruiser Mini is a computer-connected USB duplicator that clones up to 16 thumb drives simultaneously. It includes many of the advanced technologies of Aleratec's larger USB flash drive duplicators in a compact and portable package.

Aleratec's 1:16 USB 3.0 Copy Cruiser Mini (Aleratec P/N 330115) has an estimated retail price of $499 and is available from Aleratec's resellers and distribution. Also available with the Mac software is the 1:22 USB Copy Cruiser Mini.

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Mar 29
Apple to announce its latest financial results on April 25

Apple will announce its financial results for the second quarter of 2016 on Monday, April 25, at 2 pm (Pacific). In January Apple provided the following guidance for the quarter:

Revenue between $50 billion and $53 billion;
Gross margin between 39% and 39.5%;
Operating expenses between $6 billion and $6.1 billion;
Other income/(expense) of $325 million;
A tax rate of 25.5%.

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Mar 28
ZAGG introduces protects for the iPhone SE and the 9.7-inch iPad...

ZAGG (www.zagg.com) has announced a full range of InvisibleShield screen protection and mobile keyboard products for the new Apple iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro. 

InvisibleShield Glass protects your device with tempered glass. The iPhone SE version is $34.99; the 9.7-inch iPad Pro version is $49.99.

InvisibleShield HDX offers the scratch protection benefits of InvisibleShield Original, while adding advanced clarity and 3X shatter protection. The iPhone SE version is $24.99; the 9.7-inch iPad Pro version is $39.99.

InvisibleShield Original delivers Military Grade impact protection with scientifically formulated Nano-Memory Technology that self-heals from scratches and dings over and over. The iPhone SE version is $14.99; the 9.7-inch iPad Pro version is $29.99.

ZAGG is introducing the Rugged Book, Slim Book, Folio, and Messenger Folio keyboards for the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Costing $149.99, $99....

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Mar 28
College cyber defenders get set for Operation Cyber Bailout

Students from eight Mid-Atlantic universities will compete to protect simulated financial institutions from a cyber attack during the 2016 National Cyberwatch Center Mid-Atlantic Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC).

The competition will be held at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, from March 31 to April 2. The Mid-Atlantic CCDC is designed to give students the chance to apply classroom theory and skills to defend against real-time targeted cyber attacks, led by professional security testers, in a controlled, scored setting. Each competition revolves around a simulated scenario — based on real-world systems such as transportation and elections — that demonstrate the effects of various types of cyber attacks.

This year’s challenge is “Operation Cyber Bailout”: Competitors will confront a mock Hackistan Army of Liberation (HAL), portrayed by cybersecurity professionals. The HAL plans to disrupt critical...

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Mar 25
Apple releases new build of iOS 9.3 for older devices

Apple has released a new build of iOS 9.3 for older devices such as the iPad Air and earlier and the iPhone 5s and earlier affected by installation issues. This new build, 13E236, is for these older devices only.

If you have successfully installed iOS 9.3, ignore the latest build. If you do need the new build, install it via iTunes.

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Mar 25
NoteList for Mac OS X gets a maintenance upgrade

Tension Software has updated NoteList, a Mac OS X app that allows to store notes in a free form using text and images with
full word processing capabilities, to version 3.2.2. It’s a maintenance upgrade.

NoteList has a set of tools for formatting and working with text as in a word processor. You can drag and drop images directly inside the
document and label categories to help organize all your notes.

NoteList requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later and costs $4.99. It’s available at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/gqzxvvj).

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Mar 25
Maintain serves up up Cocktail 9.2.3 (El Capitan Edition)

Maintain has served up Cocktail 9.2.3 (El Capitan Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running OS X El Capitan.

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. The new version adds the ability to disable disk image verification. It also contains improvements on the "Optimize network" procedure, fixes compatibility issues with EtreCheck and adds OS X 10.11.4 compatibility.

Cocktail 9.2.3 (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 the Maintain website (http://tinyurl.com/p5adypq).

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

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Mar 25
Air Printer for OS X revved to version 1.9

Flyingbee Software has announced Air Printer - Print to Any Printer 1.9, the latest update to their print utility for Mac OS X (10.7 and higher). Users of MacBooks and iMacs can use them as virtual printers and share them with their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch devices to print wirelessly.

Air Printer lets users print documents straight from their mobile devices onto any type of printer, utilize print preview options, and print an assortment of document types.

Air Printer - Print to Any printer is currently available for download on the Mac App Store () for $39.99. There’s also a free “lite” version.

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Mar 24
Satechi introduces Apple Watch, iPhone SE charging stands

Satechi has launched the Aluminum Apple Watch and Lightning Charging Stands. Part of Satechi’s new Metallic Series, consisting of  products such as a Type-C Hub, Aluminum Wireless Headphones, and an Aluminum Headset Stand. All products in the series are available in three metallic shades: gold, space grey, and silver.

Satechi’s Aluminum Apple Watch Charging Stand features a cable management system, elevated height and an angled view, allowing users to access and retain full functionality of their Apple Watch while on the stand. The Aluminum Lightning Charging Stand provides users with a hands-free solution to charging, displaying and using their Lightning devices, including the new iPhone SE, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPad Mini, Apple Magic Keyboard, Apple Magic Mouse, Apple Pencil (with adapter) and Apple TV Siri Remote.

The charging stand gives users hands-free access to their iDevic while it charges. Designed with a secure, metal grip, the Aluminum Lightning Charging...

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Mar 24
MCE ships 1TB PCIe-based flash storage upgrade for the Mac Pro (...

MCE Technologies (MCE) has announced a 1TB internal PCIe-based flash storage upgrade solution (http://tinyurl.com/jk52wo7) for the Mac Pro (Late 2013).

The kits are based on the PCIe storage architecture in the Macs and can read and write at speeds of 1000MB/sec. All tools required to perform the installation, an illustrated installation guide, and drive cloning software are included. The MCE 1TB Internal PCIe-based Flash Storage upgrade solution is $899 and is available for immediate shipment.

The 1TB PCIe-based flash drives are compatible with all versions of Mac OS X capable of running on the Mac Pro (Late 2013), as well as Mac OS X Boot Camp. They feature native TRIM and S.M.A.R.T. support to ensure longevity and each drive carries a one year warranty, says Arnold Ramirez, president of MCE.

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Mar 24
Apteligent launches global device directory of iOS, Android...

Apteligent has launched what it says is the world’s first global device directory of Android and iOS devices by geography.

The directory, calculated from over eight billion app launches with data from over 175 countries, provides information such as global device/OS adoption trends and app performance stats for mobile app developers, handset manufacturers, network carriers, industry analysts, and anyone engaged in the app economy. With over 300 terabytes of data tracked per month over the past three years, the Apteligent directory is the most comprehensive repository of mobile device adoption data in the industry, according to Dave Robbins, CEO of Apteligent.

In addition to device and operating system market share, the directory contains performance benchmarks. It displays global device crash rates and latency information, as well as country specific device performance.
 
The performance benchmarks allow organizations to gauge how well their app is...

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Mar 24
Xuni releases 2016 v1 with cross-platform mobile controls

GrapeCity, a component solution provider in the Microsoft Visual Studio Partner Ecosystem, has announced the 2016 v1 release of Xuni. Xuni is GrapeCity's collection of cross-platform UI (user interface) controls for the iOS, Android and Xamarin platforms.

"As always, everything new in this release is supported in all the Xuni platforms: iOS, Android, Xamarin.Forms, Xamarin.Android, and Xamarin.iOS," said Greg Lutz, product manager at GrapeCity. Developers choose Xuni controls when they need to provide native experiences in Android, iOS and Xamarin using the same API across all platforms.

The new Xuni Calendar control inside of Xuni 2016 v1 provides date range selection and navigation, along with animation and built-in globalization. What makes Xuni Calendar unique is that developers can match any popular calendar UI with either horizontal or vertical scrolling navigation, says Lutz.

Supported on iOS, Android, Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.Forms, Xuni...

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Mar 24
Company of Heroes 2: The British Forces out now on the Mac

Company of Heroes 2: The British Forces (http://tinyurl.com/hlv2mb5) is now available for the Mac. In this multiplayer expansion for Company of Heroes, you command the soldiers of the British Commonwealth in the aftermath of the D-Day landings as they fight their way across northwest Europe.

The British Forces features eight new multiplayer maps, a powerful selection of Commanders, armor and aircraft, and a cleverly structured tech tree that enables you to specialize in defense or attack, tailoring your army to the battlefield situation as it unfolds.

The British Forces is available as a standalone multiplayer game on Steam or as an in-app purchase through Company of Heroes 2 on the Mac App Store. It costs $12.99.

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Mar 24
ADATA releases Micro USB Cable with Reversible Type-A Connector

ADATA Technology (www.adata.com) has added a Micro USB offering to its range of cable products that features a reversible Type-A connector. It’s designed to simplify the linking of devices that use Micro USB (smartphones, power banks, wireless headphones, game controllers and many more) with PCs and other USB Type-A destinations much easier and more intuitive.

The Micro USB cable supports 2.4A for quick device charging, braided sleeves to protect the wires inside the cable and extending its lifespan, and aluminum connector housing. ADATA offers the new cable in seven color schemes. Go to the company website for pricing.

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Mar 24
New version of The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary is Apple...

Paragon Software Group has rolled out the latest version of The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary iOS app, developed by Oxford University Press. It’s the first version of the app that runs on the Apple Watch.

The app helps learners understand what words mean, learn how to say them and know how to use them. The update sports a new design (for quicker and easier navigation), new content (900 new words) and new functionality (such as “Practice your Pronunciation,” which enables learners to record their own voice, Split View, Spotlight and Slide Over.)   

The update allows Apple Watch users to look up words with voice recognition, open entries, listen to pronunciations, and check the Word of the Day. Learners can access the app through their iPhone to use its complete features.  

Users can try out 100 entries from the dictionary for free by downloading the free sample app from the Apple App Store (...

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Mar 24
Apple is taking orders for the iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro

Apple is accepting orders for the iPhone SE and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro at its online store (http://www.apple.com) and via its Apple Store apps.

You can place orders in these countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK, US Virgin Islands, and the US. The main U.S. carriers — Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile — are accepting orders for the iPhone SE. Most will start accepting orders at 12:01 a.m. (Pacific), though you’ll have to wait until 5 am (Pacific) to order from T-Mobile.

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Mar 23
SmartSource scanner now certified with Silver Bullet’s Ranger...

Burroughs (www.burroughs.com) has announced that Silver Bullet Technology's Ranger (www.sbullet.com) for Macintosh API product is available immediately for the Burroughs SmartSource Micro Elite scanner.

The Burroughs SmartSource Micro Elite scanner is designed for low-volume remote deposit capture applications. This single-feed device has one of the smallest footprints in the industry. Fraudulent items are identified early with hardware-based Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR). Front and rear color image cameras, and an ID card scanning capability round out the device.

Silver Bullet Technology's Ranger for Macintosh product enables remote deposit capture users with Macs to use the Burroughs SmartSource Micro Elite scanner. Ranger, the universal check scanner API, gives its users the flexibility to run item processing applications...

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Mar 23
Fellowes Brands introduces MobilePro Series for pros who use...

Fellowes Brands (http://www.fellowes.com/mobilepro) has launched a family of folios that addresses the organizational needs of professionals who conduct business on their iPads, work remotely, or are frequent travelers. The MobilePro Series family includes folios designed to work with the iPad Pro, iPad Air or Air 2, and iPad mini 1, 2, 3 or 4 with prices ranging from $69.99 to $99.99 depending on the model of your Apple tablet.
 
MobilePro Series folios feature two new, patent-pending innovations designed with business use in mind: The SmartConnect Case and the SmartConnect System. The SmartConnect Case has a built-in stand and snap-in tray to allow users to view an iPad at three different angles and in portrait or landscape mode, and is detachable from the folio to allow for free-standing or handheld use. The SmartConnect System securely attaches Fellowes’ new MobilePro Series...

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Mar 23
InFocus releases new ultra-mobile projectors

InFocus Corporation (www.infocus.com) has introduced the IN1116 and IN1118HD WXGA and full HD ultra-mobile projectors, which are compact and light enough to pack and bring anywhere, says Dave Duncan, InFocus product manager.

Both come with built-in 4GB memory and a USB port so you can leave your laptop behind and present no matter where you are. The IN1116 and IN1118HD each weigh only 3.5 pounds and feature 2400-lumen output. They also connect via HDMI and VGA.

The IN1110 series projectors boast a lamp life of 10,000 hours. The InFocus IN1116 and IN1118HD are available now for $888 and $1,149, respectively.

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Mar 22
Remote FileMaker 14 Training Series Course coming in April

FileMaker authors, John Mark Osborne and Steven Blackwell, will teach the FileMaker Training Series for FileMaker Pro 14 remotely in April. Remote classes offer students the same benefits of a traditional classes like asking questions and in-class exercises but without the cost of travel and time away from work. All you need is a good Internet connection.

Remote classes offer the FileMaker Training Series at a 50% reduction in price because there’s no training facility to rent or instructor travel expenses. The FileMaker Training Series for FileMaker 14 offers a series of nine training modules grouped in eight-hour classes as follows: Planning a FileMaker Solution, Developer Skills, Advanced Developer Skills, FileMaker Server, and Security

The first 24 hours of class emphasize development skills like relational design, scripting, calculations and reporting while the last 16 hours cover deployment in the areas of security and FileMaker Server. Class is held twice a...

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Mar 22
Hedge is a new video import tool for Mac OS X

Paul Matthijs Lombert, Roelof de Koning and Boy van Amstel have created Hedge 1.0. It’s a Mac OS X (Yosemite or El Capitan) video importing app designed to streamline the process of importing data from cameras.


Hedge creates multiple copies simultaneously, and guarantees every file is bit-for-bit perfect, says Matthjis. It imports files while verifying others and cross-references every copy against its source. Hedge shows transfers as “copying” or “completed” via progress indicators.

The app auto-launches AppleScripts for extendable workflows (sorting, transcoding, renaming, tagging. It supports all regular drives, including REDMAG, Compact Flash, XQD, SxS and P2.

Hedge is available to purchase (http://www.hedgeformac.com) for $15 a month or $150 for a year outside the EU, or Euro15/Euro150 within the EU. A free version, limited to two simultaneous transfers, is available for download...

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