Reviews and Kool Tools http://preview.macnews.com/reviews en Kool Tools: Korus wireless speakers http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/16/kool-tools-korus-wireless-speakers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="500" height="243" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Korus%20Speakers%20JPEG.jpg?1396387125" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you want premium wireless speakers, you want the Korus V600 and the Korus V400, which are designed to work with iDevices such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, as well as Macs and PCs. </p> <p>What of Android devices? Currently the only way you can currently connect such a gadget is through a 3.5mm audio cable. A mini-USB baton that will let you connect Droid devices to them is in development, but no official release date has been set.  </p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/16/kool-tools-korus-wireless-speakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/16/kool-tools-korus-wireless-speakers#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:18:16 +0000 dsellers 673274 at http://preview.macnews.com Kool Tool: 2TB LaCie Fuel http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/15/kool-tool-2tb-lacie-fuel <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="400" height="271" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/LaCie-Fuel_0.jpg?1396284600" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LaCie (<a href="http://www.lacie.com" title="www.lacie.com">www.lacie.com</a>) has doubled the capacity of its extremely kool, Fuel wireless drive for the iPad, iPhone or Mac. It's now available in a 2TB model for US$249.99. </p> <p>The Fuel provides wireless streaming of up to five devices without an Internet connection. It can create its own Wi-Fi network and act as a hotshot when connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi.</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/15/kool-tool-2tb-lacie-fuel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/15/kool-tool-2tb-lacie-fuel#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:50:36 +0000 dsellers 671892 at http://preview.macnews.com Kool Tools: ReelSmart Motion Blur 5 http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/14/kool-tools-reelsmart-motion-blur-5 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="150" height="112" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/ReelSmart%20Motion%20Blur_0.jpg?1396030862" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>RE:Vision Effects' recently released ReelSmart Motion Blur 5 adds GPU support for Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer/Symphony/Newscutter, The Foundry Nuke, Assimilate Scratch, and Sony Vegas Pro.</p> <p>ReelSmart Motion adds more natural looking blur to a sequence. You can add as little or as much blurring as you need, or even remove motion blur. Also included in some RSMB versions is a feature that allows you to blur with user-supplied motion vectors that, most likely, come from a 3D animation system.</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/14/kool-tools-reelsmart-motion-blur-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/14/kool-tools-reelsmart-motion-blur-5#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:21:12 +0000 dsellers 669094 at http://preview.macnews.com Kool Tools: Thunderbolt-powered, portable dual drive http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/11/kool-tools-thunderbolt-powered-portable-dual-drive <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="400" height="400" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/WD-Passport-Pro_0.jpg?1395938353" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The My Passport Pro from Western Digital (WD) is the first portable, Thunderbolt-powered, dual drive solution. It's targeted to creative professionals and enthusiasts such as photographers, videographers, musicians, graphic designers, and architects.</p> <p>For Mac systems, My Passport Pro has user-selectable RAID functionality to deliver performance for demanding applications in the field, without the need for power adapters or extra cables. My Passport Pro is available in 2TB and 4TB capacities.</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/11/kool-tools-thunderbolt-powered-portable-dual-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/11/kool-tools-thunderbolt-powered-portable-dual-drive#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:39:54 +0000 dsellers 667940 at http://preview.macnews.com Kool Tools: MCE internal hard drive upgrade kit http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/10/kool-tools-mce-internal-hard-drive-upgrade-kit <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="360" height="300" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/MCE%20Upgrade%20Kit_0.jpg?1395937827" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you need to upgrade the hard drive in your MacBook Pro, MacBook, or Mac mini, check out MCE Technologies' 2TB internal hard drive upgrade kit</p> <p>The US$199 MobileStor Performance(R) upgrade kit consists of a high-performance 2TB, 5400RPM, 2.5-inch SATA hard drive to replace the system's original hard drive, an illustrated installation guide, installation toolkit, plus a portable, USB 3.0 external enclosure to house the original internal hard drive with cloning software to facilitate transition to the new drive.</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/10/kool-tools-mce-internal-hard-drive-upgrade-kit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/10/kool-tools-mce-internal-hard-drive-upgrade-kit#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:30:51 +0000 dsellers 667933 at http://preview.macnews.com Kool Tools: Thecus N2310 http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/09/kool-tools-thecus-n2310 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="240" height="240" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Thecus%202310.jpg?1395865241" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you're a home user or small business that needs an affordable NAS server, check out Thecus's N2310.</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/09/kool-tools-thecus-n2310" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/09/kool-tools-thecus-n2310#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:21:18 +0000 dsellers 666941 at http://preview.macnews.com Recommended reading: 'Learn iOS 7 Programming from Scratch' http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/08/recommended-reading-learn-ios-7-programming-scratch <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="400" height="523" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Learn%20iOS%20programming.jpg?1395853451" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>AppCoda's first iOS programming book, "Learn iOS 7 Programming from Scratch," is a hands-on guide for first time app developer. </p> <p>If you're new to Objective-C and programming, creating an iOS app from scratch may be difficult for you. This book was written to teach you everything you need to build your first iOS app. Based on the tutorials of AppCodea's programming course, you'll learn iOS 7 programming from the ground up.</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/08/recommended-reading-learn-ios-7-programming-scratch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/08/recommended-reading-learn-ios-7-programming-scratch#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:59:28 +0000 dsellers 666734 at http://preview.macnews.com Kool Tools: 4-Bay Drobo storage system http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/07/kool-tools-4-bay-drobo-storage-system <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="155" height="163" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Drobo%204-bay_0.jpg?1395850572" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Connected Data's new 4-Bay Drobo smart storage solution is up to three times faster than the previous version. It also boasts USB 3.0 support, faster rebuild times, and enhanced support for Apple's Time Machine back-up system on Mac OS X. </p> <p>This third generation Drobo features a completely new architecture, making it three times faster than the previous generation. In addition, four times faster rebuild times maximize data availability in the event of a disk drive failure, and the addition of battery back up provides even more protection in case of a power outage.</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/07/kool-tools-4-bay-drobo-storage-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/07/kool-tools-4-bay-drobo-storage-system#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:16:34 +0000 dsellers 666689 at http://preview.macnews.com Kool Tools: Molekular modular multi-effects system http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/04/kool-tools-molekular-modular-multi-effects-system <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="300" height="466" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Molekular%20JPEG_0.jpg?1395765758" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Native Instruments' Molekular is a handy modular multi-effects system for their flagship synthesis studio Reaktor 5 for Mac OS X or the free Reaktor 5 Player for iOS devices. It features 35 exclusive creative effects for creative sound manipulation.</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/04/kool-tools-molekular-modular-multi-effects-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/04/kool-tools-molekular-modular-multi-effects-system#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:43:00 +0000 dsellers 665565 at http://preview.macnews.com Kool Tools: Digital Anarchy's Flicker Free plug-in http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/03/kool-tools-digital-anarchys-flicker-free-plug <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="400" height="225" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Flicker%20Free_0.jpg?1395258884" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Digital Anarchy's Flicker Free 1.0 for Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Apple's Final Cut Pro gives video editors and visual effects artists a useful tool that fixes a wide range of footage affected with flicker or strobing. </p> <p>Flicker Free analyzes on the fly, renders quickly, and easily produces flicker free footage. There are presets for many different types of flicker, allowing it to fit into any editor's workflow.</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/03/kool-tools-digital-anarchys-flicker-free-plug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/03/kool-tools-digital-anarchys-flicker-free-plug#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:54:52 +0000 dsellers 659230 at http://preview.macnews.com Kool Tools: Adobe Muse templates and widgets http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/02/kool-tools-adobe-muse-templates-and-widgets <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="310" height="357" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Muse%20Templates%20II.jpg?1395255501" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Muse Templates Pro Company's Adobe Muse templates provide an unique design for websites that are created with Adobe Muse software. The widgets provide even more enhancing of Adobe Muse websites.</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/02/kool-tools-adobe-muse-templates-and-widgets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/02/kool-tools-adobe-muse-templates-and-widgets#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:58:32 +0000 dsellers 659181 at http://preview.macnews.com Recommended Reading: 'iPad and iPhone Kung Fu' http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/01/recommended-reading-ipad-and-iphone-kung-fu <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="180" height="216" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/iOS%20Kung%20Fu.jpg?1395248942" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>"iPad and iPhone Kung Fu" is a fun read with over 300 tips, tricks, hints, and hacks to help you make the most of your iDevice. You can learn to, for instance, learn the secrets of FaceTime, Maps, Safari, and Mail and transform your Apple device into a go-to office tool, as well as tighten security to deter theft.</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/01/recommended-reading-ipad-and-iphone-kung-fu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/04/01/recommended-reading-ipad-and-iphone-kung-fu#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:06:36 +0000 dsellers 659090 at http://preview.macnews.com Kool Tools: Brainshark's SlideShark Anywhere http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/31/kool-tools-brainsharks-slideshark-anywhere <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="300" height="54" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/BrainShark.jpg?1395247479" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Brainshark, which specializes in cloud-based business presentations, recently launched SlideShark Anywhere, which extends key features of SlideShark toMac, PC and Windows 8 tablet users. Previously available only on iOS (for the iPad, iPhone,and iPod touch), it enables business professionals to instantly access, show and share up-to-date PowerPoints, and track presentation views and activity .</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/31/kool-tools-brainsharks-slideshark-anywhere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/31/kool-tools-brainsharks-slideshark-anywhere#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:44:53 +0000 dsellers 659052 at http://preview.macnews.com Kool Tools: WID380 Wireless Enhanced USB Adapter http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/28/kool-tools-wid380-wireless-enhanced-usb-adapter <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="400" height="299" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/USB%20Wireless%20Adapter.jpg?1395246923" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you need to add or improve your wireless Internet connection on you desktop or laptop, check out Kinivo's WID380 Wireless Enhanced USB Adapter. It adds dimension, increases speed, improves signal strength and heightens overall wireless Internet performance, establishing a more reliable network between your Internet router and computer.</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/28/kool-tools-wid380-wireless-enhanced-usb-adapter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/28/kool-tools-wid380-wireless-enhanced-usb-adapter#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:18:40 +0000 dsellers 659040 at http://preview.macnews.com Recommended Reading: 'Functional Programming in Java' http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/27/recommended-reading-functional-programming-java <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="180" height="216" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Java%20Programming.jpg?1395178548" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Functional Programming in Java" is a new book written to help readers get on top of the new, essential Java 8 language features and the functional style that will change and improve your code. It's a short, targeted book.</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/27/recommended-reading-functional-programming-java" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/27/recommended-reading-functional-programming-java#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:36:01 +0000 dsellers 658084 at http://preview.macnews.com Kool Tools: Echo Express SEL http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/26/kool-tools-echo-express-sel <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="400" height="290" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Echo%20Express%20SEL_0.jpg?1394563354" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sonnet's Echo Express SEL, the latest addition to the Echo Express line of Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe expansion systems, is the smallest and quietest Echo chassis yet. It enables the use of a variety of high-performance PCI Express (PCIe) cards — originally designed for use in desktop computers — with any Mac with a Thunderbolt port. </p> <p>The Echo Express SEL incorporates ultra-fast Thunderbolt 2 technology, which delivers twice the bandwidth of Thunderbolt and provides sufficient throughput to support many of the most demanding PCIe cards.</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/26/kool-tools-echo-express-sel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/26/kool-tools-echo-express-sel#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:42:47 +0000 dsellers 655692 at http://preview.macnews.com Kool Tools: LaCie Big Disk with Thunderbolt 2 http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/25/kool-tools-lacie-big-disk-thunderbolt-2 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="240" height="171" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/LaCie%20Little%20Big%20Disk_0.jpg?1394562926" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LaCie says its Little Big Disk, featuring Thunderbolt 2, is the fastest portable external storage solution ever. We won't argue as it delivers speeds up to 1,375 MB/s and fits in a laptop bag. </p> <p>Thanks to its two Thunderbolt 2 ports, the LaCie Little Big Disk can be daisy chained with other devices. Professionals can daisy chain up to five LaCie Little Big Disks plus a 4K display, and connect them to a computer via a single cable. These features offers professionals a portable solution for editing 4K video in the field.</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/25/kool-tools-lacie-big-disk-thunderbolt-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/25/kool-tools-lacie-big-disk-thunderbolt-2#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:36:43 +0000 dsellers 655686 at http://preview.macnews.com Kool Tool: Cinemagraph Pro for Mac OS X http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/24/kool-tool-cinemagraph-pro-mac-os-x <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="400" height="250" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Cinemagraph%20Pro.jpg?1394554774" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Flixel Photos's Cinemagraph Pro for Mac OS X 10.9 and higher is a fun, "living photo" creation software that lets you create Cinemagraph images. </p> <p>Cinemagraph is a hybrid media form that combines the quality of a photograph and elements of moving video. You can find some cool examples at <a href="http://cinemagraphs.com" title="http://cinemagraphs.com">http://cinemagraphs.com</a> .</p> <p>The US$199.99 software includes support for UHD (4K) resolution video capture, masking tools, looping options and a wide range of filters. Creators can upload and share their living photos in high resolution to Flixel's community, as well as to a variety of social networks.</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/24/kool-tool-cinemagraph-pro-mac-os-x" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/24/kool-tool-cinemagraph-pro-mac-os-x#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:19:45 +0000 dsellers 655654 at http://preview.macnews.com Kool Tools: Hammacher Schlemmer portable smartphone printer http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/21/kool-tools-hammacher-schlemmer-portable-smartphone-printer <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="400" height="307" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Smartphone%20Printer%20JPEG.jpg?1394553853" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you need to print from your iDevice while on the go, Hammacher Schlemmer has the accessory you need: The Portable Smartphone Printer, a palm-sized wireless device that prints pictures from a smartphone.</p> <p>The Portable Smartphone Printer can be carried in a pocket and allows users to instantly print 2" x 3" photographs without transferring the pictures to a computer.</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/21/kool-tools-hammacher-schlemmer-portable-smartphone-printer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/21/kool-tools-hammacher-schlemmer-portable-smartphone-printer#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:01:51 +0000 dsellers 655653 at http://preview.macnews.com Kool Tools: AutoPrice software for InDesign http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/20/kool-tools-autoprice-software-indesign <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="267" height="69" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Meadows%20Logo_0.jpg?1394485618" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Meadows Publishing Solutions has releasedAutoPrice for Adobe InDesign CS7 Creative Cloud, supporting both Mac and Windows-based platforms. It's a handy tool for linking text and graphics in any type of database to Adobe InDesign documents and streamlining workflow.</p> <p>As the name implies, AutoPrice is engineered to automate the process of inserting, updating and versioning prices for catalogs, retail flyers and similar publications. It is also great for updating timetables, phone lists or any other type of information that can be referenced from a database or spreadsheet file.</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/20/kool-tools-autoprice-software-indesign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/20/kool-tools-autoprice-software-indesign#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:07:11 +0000 dsellers 655454 at http://preview.macnews.com Recommended Reading: 'The Book of F#' http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/19/recommended-reading-book-f <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="180" height="238" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Book%20of%20F.jpg?1394135700" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the unofficial slogan "solving complex problems with simple code," the F# programming language is designed to make functional programming accessible to legions of developers.</p> <p>"The Book of F#" (<a href="http://tinyurl.com/myzbw44" title="http://tinyurl.com/myzbw44">http://tinyurl.com/myzbw44</a>) is a new guide to F# that lets readers familiar with languages like Java or C# join a community of developers who are already using F# to solve their tricky programming problems. In the book, author Dave Fancher brings 10 years of .NET development and his experience as a Microsoft MVP to the table. Readers will learn how to:</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/19/recommended-reading-book-f" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/19/recommended-reading-book-f#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:55:14 +0000 dsellers 654788 at http://preview.macnews.com Kool Tools: Voila 3.7.1 for Mac OS X http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/18/kool-tools-voila-371-mac-os-x <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="400" height="250" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Voila%20JPEG.jpg?1394127780" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Global Delight (<a href="http://www.globaldelight.com/" title="http://www.globaldelight.com/">http://www.globaldelight.com/</a>) recently revved Voila — its image capturing, annotating and sharing tool for Mac OS X — to version 3.7.1, which improves Retina display capturing and makes a fine tool even more useful.</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/18/kool-tools-voila-371-mac-os-x" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/18/kool-tools-voila-371-mac-os-x#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:38:30 +0000 dsellers 654747 at http://preview.macnews.com Kool Tools: CleanApp for Mac OS X http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/14/kool-tools-cleanapp-mac-os-x <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="400" height="311" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/CleanApp.jpg?1394127264" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Synium Software's CleanApp is one of those apps that should be included with Mac OS X. It removes unwanted software and all related files (log files, plists, caches, plug-ins, language packages, etc.).</p> <p>Windows comes with a built-in uninstaller, and many apps now come with their own uninstallers. But until Apple adds such a function to Mac OS X, you'll need either CleanApp or a tool like AppZapper to do the job.</p> <p>CleanApp's interface is clean and user friendly, so you can be up and using it immediately after installation. You can drag and drop an app's icon to start the deletion process.</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/14/kool-tools-cleanapp-mac-os-x" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/14/kool-tools-cleanapp-mac-os-x#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:30:43 +0000 dsellers 654744 at http://preview.macnews.com Kool Tools: Mineral Database app for Mac OS X http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/14/kool-tools-mineral-database-app-mac-os-x <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="400" height="250" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Mineral%20Database%20Screen%20%28small%29.jpg?1392745050" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Mineral Database is a Mac OS X app from Tasa Graphics Arts that provides a reference for students, educators, professionals, or anyone interested in minerals. </p> <p>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.</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/14/kool-tools-mineral-database-app-mac-os-x" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/14/kool-tools-mineral-database-app-mac-os-x#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:30:14 +0000 dsellers 651788 at http://preview.macnews.com Kool Tools: Sonnet Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe expansion systems http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/13/kool-tools-sonnet-thunderbolt-2-pcie-expansion-systems <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="225" height="249" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Echo%20Express%20III-D_0.jpg?1393351219" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the Mac Pros offering little in the way of internal expandability, Thunderbolt 2 is touted by Apple as the primary interface for adding high-speed and high-performance peripherals. Sonnet’s Echo Express III-D, III-R, and SE II are the only shipping Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe card expansion systems available.</p> <p><a href="http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/13/kool-tools-sonnet-thunderbolt-2-pcie-expansion-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://preview.macnews.com/2014/03/13/kool-tools-sonnet-thunderbolt-2-pcie-expansion-systems#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:00:34 +0000 dsellers 652914 at http://preview.macnews.com