MacNews Latest News http://www.macnews.com/news en Cocktail 7.9 (Mavericks Edition) adds support for QuarkXPress 11 http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/06/cocktail-79-mavericks-edition-adds-support-quarkxpress-11 <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="200" height="200" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Cocktail%20Icon_20.jpg?1436201526" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Maintain has served up Cocktail 7.9 (Mavericks Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X Mavericks.</p> <p>Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. Version 7.9 adds compatibility with QuarkXPress 11 and the latest versions of supported web browsers. It also contains other improvements and bug fixes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/06/cocktail-79-mavericks-edition-adds-support-quarkxpress-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/06/cocktail-79-mavericks-edition-adds-support-quarkxpress-11#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:54:31 +0000 dsellers 1861681 at http://www.macnews.com IK releases Future Synths, Hugh Padgham Drums http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/06/ik-releases-future-synths-hugh-padgham-drums <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="210" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/IK%20Multimedia.jpg?1436201065" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>IK Multimedia (<a href="http://www.ikmultimedia.com" title="www.ikmultimedia.com">www.ikmultimedia.com</a>) has launched two new sound libraries for SampleTank 3 for Mac and PC systems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/06/ik-releases-future-synths-hugh-padgham-drums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/06/ik-releases-future-synths-hugh-padgham-drums#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:48:06 +0000 dsellers 1861671 at http://www.macnews.com Manpower for Mac OS X gets refreshed user interface, more http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/06/manpower-mac-os-x-gets-refreshed-user-interface-more <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="200" height="200" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Manpower-Icon.jpg?1436188554" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Code by Kevin has introduced Manpower 6.0 (<a href="http://tinyurl.com/4yaxes" title="http://tinyurl.com/4yaxes">http://tinyurl.com/4yaxes</a>), an upgrade of the program that provides a three-pane interface for reading Unix documentation pages on Mac OS X.</p> <p>The new version sports a refreshed user interface and smoother overall performance. To install Manpower, download the latest version. It can be installed anywhere on your Mac.</p> <p>The download is a 30-day demo; you can purchase a license for US$29.99 to use the program past the 30-day trial period. Manpower 6.0 requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher.</p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/06/manpower-mac-os-x-gets-refreshed-user-interface-more#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:16:16 +0000 dsellers 1861621 at http://www.macnews.com ArtHandler for Mac OS X revved to version 1.5 http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/06/arthandler-mac-os-x-revved-version-15 <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="375" height="257" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/ArtHandler-Small.jpg?1436188390" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Martin Walk has released ArtHandler 1.5 (<a href="http://arthandlerapp.com" title="http://arthandlerapp.com">http://arthandlerapp.com</a>), a new version of the Artists Record Book application for Mac OS X. </p> <p>It's built for artists who need to remember titles, dimensions and dates of their artworks. ArtHandler archives images of each artwork and makes them accessible for future use. Version 1.5 updates the user interface and improves sharing features.</p> <p>ArtHandler 1.5 requires OS X 10.9 or later. It costs US$17.99 and is available exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Graphics &amp; Design category.</p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/06/arthandler-mac-os-x-revved-version-15#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:10:47 +0000 dsellers 1861616 at http://www.macnews.com Kool Tools: Dualy Extreme for Apple routers http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/06/kool-tools-dualy-extreme-apple-routers <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="243" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Dualy%20Extreme.jpg?1435168997" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>QuickerTek (<a href="http://www.quickertek.com" title="www.quickertek.com">www.quickertek.com</a>) has created an upgrade for their adapted Apple AC Base Station and Base Station Express with the Dualy Extreme. It's an antenna system with one watt of RF power that enables the Apple router with additional speed and range.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/06/kool-tools-dualy-extreme-apple-routers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/06/kool-tools-dualy-extreme-apple-routers#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Mon, 06 Jul 2015 11:02:24 +0000 dsellers 1855316 at http://www.macnews.com Apple’s Swift programming language gaining in popularity http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/02/apple%E2%80%99s-swift-programming-language-gaining-popularity <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="256" height="256" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Swift-Icon.jpg?1435857663" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A new programming language survey shows Apple’s Swift programming language breaking into the top 20 for the first time, while the future of Microsoft’s Visual Basic (VB) in the top rankings is now "unclear," reports The Register (<a href="http://tinyurl.com/nt76be7" title="http://tinyurl.com/nt76be7">http://tinyurl.com/nt76be7</a>).</p> <p>The Redmonk consultancy published a six-monthly analysis (<a href="http://tinyurl.com/o59g56w" title="http://tinyurl.com/o59g56w">http://tinyurl.com/o59g56w</a>) based on Github usage and Stack Overflow discussions. JavaScript tops the list margin, followed by Java, PHP, Python, C#, C++ and Ruby (the last three are ranked fifth). Apple’s Swifthas risen from 22 to 18, making the top 20 for the first time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/02/apple%E2%80%99s-swift-programming-language-gaining-popularity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/02/apple%E2%80%99s-swift-programming-language-gaining-popularity#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:25:16 +0000 dsellers 1859791 at http://www.macnews.com Logo Pop Free for Mac OS X revved to version 1.2 http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/02/logo-pop-free-mac-os-x-revved-version-12 <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="200" height="200" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Logo%20Pop%20Icon_0.jpg?1435757691" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>MacAppware, a division of 128bit Technologies, has released. Logo Pop Free 1.2. It's an update of the free vector-based logo design app for Mac OS X.</p> <p>The upgrade has various bug fixes and enhancements. There's also a new tutorial about using the app at the MacAppware website (<a href="http://www.macappware.com" title="www.macappware.com">www.macappware.com</a>).</p> <p>Logo Pop Free requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later. It's available exclusively on the Mac App Store.</p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/02/logo-pop-free-mac-os-x-revved-version-12#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:30:11 +0000 dsellers 1859036 at http://www.macnews.com IK Multimedia announces 96kHz firmware update for iRig PRO and iRig HD http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/02/ik-multimedia-announces-96khz-firmware-update-irig-pro-and-irig-hd <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="180" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/iRig-Small.jpg?1435757203" /> </div> </div> </div> <p> IK Multimedia (<a href="http://www.ikmultimedia.com" title="www.ikmultimedia.com">www.ikmultimedia.com</a>) has announced complementary firmware update that enables high resolution 24-bit/96kHz audio sampling for its iRig PRO and iRig HD mobile audio interfaces.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/02/ik-multimedia-announces-96khz-firmware-update-irig-pro-and-irig-hd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/02/ik-multimedia-announces-96khz-firmware-update-irig-pro-and-irig-hd#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:26:02 +0000 dsellers 1859031 at http://www.macnews.com Kool Tools: Mac Backup Guru http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/02/kool-tools-mac-backup-guru <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="178" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Mac%20Backup%20Guru_3.jpg?1434374568" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>MacDaddy's (<a href="http://macdaddy.io" title="http://macdaddy.io">http://macdaddy.io</a>) Mac Backup Guru, a backup app for Mac OS X, has been revved to version 5.0, sporting an improved interface, faster and more stable cloning ability, more intuitive scheduling, improved incremental snapshots, and better performing background synchronization. </p> <p>Mac Backup Guru offers direct drive cloning, synchronization, and incremental snapshots of data. Users can backup small amounts of files and data, or entire drives full of data.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/02/kool-tools-mac-backup-guru" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/02/kool-tools-mac-backup-guru#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:00:11 +0000 dsellers 1849876 at http://www.macnews.com Fileloupe is a new media browser for Mac OS X http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/01/fileloupe-new-media-browser-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="256" height="256" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Fileloupe%20Icon.jpg?1435758071" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Corduroy Code has released Fileloupe 1.0 (<a href="http://www.fileloupe.com" title="http://www.fileloupe.com">http://www.fileloupe.com</a>), a new media browser for Mac OS X Yosemite. </p> <p>It combines the features of a photo viewer, video player and document browser into a single tool. Harnessing the power of Apple's Quick Look technology, Fileloupe offers users one of the fastest ways to browse, view and share photos, videos, PDFs and documents, according to Kenny Carruthers, founder of Corduroy Code and developer of Fileloupe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/01/fileloupe-new-media-browser-mac-os-x" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/01/fileloupe-new-media-browser-mac-os-x#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:41:21 +0000 dsellers 1859041 at http://www.macnews.com 24U offers Audit Service for existing FileMaker Solutions http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/01/24u-offers-audit-service-existing-filemaker-solutions <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="241" height="100" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/24U%20Logo.jpg?1435756952" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>24U Software (<a href="http://www.24usoftware.com/" title="http://www.24usoftware.com/">http://www.24usoftware.com/</a>) has announced its new audit service for FileMaker solutions.</p> <p>It's a service designed to help managers and business owners to make data-driven decision about further maintenance and development of their FileMaker solutions. Managers and business owners can now order 24U's advice to have their internally developed FileMaker solution audited and prepare a long-term maintenance and development plan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/01/24u-offers-audit-service-existing-filemaker-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/01/24u-offers-audit-service-existing-filemaker-solutions#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:23:41 +0000 dsellers 1859026 at http://www.macnews.com Conversion software for 25 languages launched http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/01/conversion-software-25-languages-launched <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="600" height="105" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/TranslateYourWorldLogoSmall.jpg?1435756627" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Translate Your World, developers of across-language communication software, has announced the availability of its new software that enables users to converse in real-time across 25 different languages. </p> <p>Just go to a webpage and talk.  The words of each speaker are instantly translated into the other language to appear as subtitles or be heard as attractive synthesized computer voice. You can try it for free at <a href="http://www.TranslateYourWorld.com" title="http://www.TranslateYourWorld.com">http://www.TranslateYourWorld.com</a> .</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/01/conversion-software-25-languages-launched" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/01/conversion-software-25-languages-launched#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:17:11 +0000 dsellers 1859021 at http://www.macnews.com Recommended reading: 'Content Strategies for Winning in the Age of the Customer' http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/01/recommended-reading-content-strategies-winning-age-customer <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="200" height="200" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Content-Strategies.jpg?1435074585" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A new resource is now available for marketers and IT professionals in the manufacturing sector. The eBook, "Content Strategies for Winning in the Age of the Customer" (<a href="http://tinyurl.com/pf42h8n" title="http://tinyurl.com/pf42h8n">http://tinyurl.com/pf42h8n</a>), offers best practices for creating engaging, multi-channel content that is proven to convert customer prospects into qualified leads.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/01/recommended-reading-content-strategies-winning-age-customer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/01/recommended-reading-content-strategies-winning-age-customer#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:46:38 +0000 dsellers 1854591 at http://www.macnews.com Output Factory Server for Adobe InDesign now supports CC 2015 http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/01/output-factory-server-adobe-indesign-now-supports-cc-2015 <p>Zevrix Solutions has released Output Factory Server 1.2.1, a compatibility update to its output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. </p> <p>Output Factory Server automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from hot folders. The software offloads output tasks to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process. Version 1.2.1 makes Output Factory Server compatible with the 2015 release of InDesign CC featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/01/output-factory-server-adobe-indesign-now-supports-cc-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/01/output-factory-server-adobe-indesign-now-supports-cc-2015#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:43:54 +0000 dsellers 1858516 at http://www.macnews.com PipelineFX’s Qube! now available in one-month installments http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/01/pipelinefx%E2%80%99s-qube-now-available-one-month-installments <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="273" height="226" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Qube%20Logo.jpg?1435685412" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>PipelineFX has added a subscription licensing option to Qube! render farm management software for visual effects. This new option can be limited to a single one-month installment.</p> <p>"Sometimes an upfront investment or a long-term commitment is all that holds companies back from bringing efficiency to their farms," says Richard Lewis, CEO of PipelineFX. "Subscription licensing is a simple way to get them there, on their own terms and through a package that doesn’t make them give up the power and support that Qube! is known for."</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/01/pipelinefx%E2%80%99s-qube-now-available-one-month-installments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/01/pipelinefx%E2%80%99s-qube-now-available-one-month-installments#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:27:14 +0000 dsellers 1858511 at http://www.macnews.com CS Odessa releases USA Mapping Solution for ConceptDraw Pro 10 http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/01/cs-odessa-releases-usa-mapping-solution-conceptdraw-pro-10 <p>CS Odessa (<a href="http://www.conceptdraw.com" title="www.conceptdraw.com">www.conceptdraw.com</a>) has announced a new addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park designed to assist individuals who are looking for county outlines to be represented in maps they draw. </p> <p>The collection of library objects, templates, and example drawings for ConceptDraw Pro are designed to make short work of drawing maps that contain county information. The United States Mapping Solution is available for users of ConceptDraw Pro 10 and ConceptDraw Office 3, via ConceptDraw Solution Park.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/01/cs-odessa-releases-usa-mapping-solution-conceptdraw-pro-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/07/01/cs-odessa-releases-usa-mapping-solution-conceptdraw-pro-10#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:23:33 +0000 dsellers 1858506 at http://www.macnews.com Apple releases iTunes 12.2 for the Mac, Windows http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/apple-releases-itunes-122-mac-windows <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="200" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/iTunes%20Icon.jpg?1435706196" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple has released iTunes 12.2 for the Mac,adding support for its new Apple Music service. According to the update description in the Mac App Store — where you can obtain the update in the, well, Updates section, the upgrade includes the following Apple Music features:</p> <p>° For You music recommendations;</p> <p>° Radio, including Beats 1;</p> <p>° New, which highlights new music curated by Apple’s music editors;</p> <p>° My Music, where you find your purchased music, imported songs, and selections you’ve picked in Apple Music;</p> <p>° Connect, the venue for artists to reach out to fans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/apple-releases-itunes-122-mac-windows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/apple-releases-itunes-122-mac-windows#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:16:45 +0000 dsellers 1858686 at http://www.macnews.com GigSky offers cellular data plans for iPad travelers with Apple SIM http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/gigsky-offers-cellular-data-plans-ipad-travelers-apple-sim <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="86" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/GigSky.jpg?1435697006" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>GigSky, a global mobile network designed for travelers, will offer cellular data plans for iPad travelers with Apple SIM in more than 90 countries and territories. </p> <p>With Apple SIM installed, iPad customers can view and select these short-term data plans directly on their Apple tablet, avoiding the hassle of buying a local SIM when they travel. US and UK customers have the added benefit of choosing from these short-term data plans at home.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/gigsky-offers-cellular-data-plans-ipad-travelers-apple-sim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/gigsky-offers-cellular-data-plans-ipad-travelers-apple-sim#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:46:54 +0000 dsellers 1858596 at http://www.macnews.com Apple releases GarageBand 10.1 for the Mac, Security Updates http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/apple-releases-garageband-101-mac-security-updates <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="200" height="233" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/GarageBand-Icon.jpg?1435696685" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple has updated GarageBand, its music creation software for the Mac, to version 10.1. It adds 10 new EDM (electronic dance music) and hip hop drummers, 20 new electronic drum kits, 100 new EDM and Hip Hop synthesizer patches, new Morph Pad Smart Control, and 1,000 new loops to support all those new genres.</p> <p>GarageBand 10.1 is available at the Mac App Store. It's free for existing users and those who've bought a recent Mac. It's US$4.99 for others.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/apple-releases-garageband-101-mac-security-updates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/apple-releases-garageband-101-mac-security-updates#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:38:16 +0000 dsellers 1858591 at http://www.macnews.com Tropical Software rolls out iAddressX 3.6 for OS X http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/tropical-software-rolls-out-iaddressx-36-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="200" height="200" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/iAddressX%20Icon.jpg?1435687246" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tropical Software has rolled out iAddressX 3.6, an update of the Mac OS X (10.7 or higher) utility.</p> <p>You can use iAddressX to navigate contacts from a small icon in the system menu, and to initiate various tasks including printing of Dymo labels, dialing regular and Skype calls, sending SMS messages to Skype pals or friend's cell phones, and more. Version 3.6.0 adds an option to show Contacts by Group as a sub-menu, or in the main menu (it's recommended that you enable Contacts by Group if you have many Groups).</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/tropical-software-rolls-out-iaddressx-36-os-x" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/tropical-software-rolls-out-iaddressx-36-os-x#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:00:50 +0000 dsellers 1858531 at http://www.macnews.com VidConvert for Mac OS X gets revamped user interface, more http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/vidconvert-mac-os-x-gets-revamped-user-interface-more <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="200" height="144" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/VidConvert-Icon.jpg?1435686722" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Reggie Ashworth has unveiled VidConvert 1.6 (<a href="http://www.reggieashworth.com/vidconvert" title="http://www.reggieashworth.com/vidconvert">http://www.reggieashworth.com/vidconvert</a>), a Yosemite (and El Capitan) update to his video converter for Mac OS X. </p> <p>VidConvert will convert just about any type of video into one of the popular formats of today. It allows you to create videos for your iPhone or iPad, for your Mac or TV, or formats such as DivX and MPEG.</p> <p>VidConverter 1.6 includes a new icon and refreshed user interface, conversion optimizations for faster operation, bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/vidconvert-mac-os-x-gets-revamped-user-interface-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/vidconvert-mac-os-x-gets-revamped-user-interface-more#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:55:29 +0000 dsellers 1858526 at http://www.macnews.com .com Solutions launches FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition 7.47 http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/com-solutions-launches-fmpro-migrator-platinum-edition-747 <p>.com Solutions has launched FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition 7.47 (<a href="http://www.fmpromigrator.com" title="www.fmpromigrator.com">www.fmpromigrator.com</a>) with 30 improvements for simplifying the transition from FileMaker Pro to a PHP web application.</p> <p>According to .com Solutions, FileMaker WebDirect to PHP Conversion benefits using FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition include: scaling up beyond 100 concurrent users, owning your application source code, avoiding monthly/annual billing, reusing existing business logic, keeping the existing graphical user interface, and cross platform/device compatibility.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/com-solutions-launches-fmpro-migrator-platinum-edition-747" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/com-solutions-launches-fmpro-migrator-platinum-edition-747#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:50:22 +0000 dsellers 1858521 at http://www.macnews.com Apple releases Mac OS X 10.10.4 with Mail, Photos improvements, more http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/apple-releases-mac-os-x-10104-mail-photos-improvements-more <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="225" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Mac-OS-X-Logo_6.jpg?1435683631" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple has released Mac OS X 10.10.4, which includes improvements for Photos and Mail. It also fixes several bugs (including the "discoveryd" service).</p> <p>According to Apple, the update:</p> <p>° Improves networking reliability;</p> <p>° Improves Migration Assistant reliability;</p> <p>° Addresses an issue that prevented certain monitors from functioning properly;</p> <p>° Improves the reliability of upgrading iPhoto and Aperture libraries to Photos;</p> <p>° Improves reliability when syncing photos and videos to the iCloud Photo Library;</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/apple-releases-mac-os-x-10104-mail-photos-improvements-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/apple-releases-mac-os-x-10104-mail-photos-improvements-more#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:00:40 +0000 dsellers 1858491 at http://www.macnews.com Apple Music launches, iOS 8.4 available http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/apple-music-launches-ios-84-available <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="954" height="375" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Apple-Music-Big_2.jpg?1435682573" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple Music, Apple's music streaming service, has launched for iOS and Mac OS X devices in over 100 countries. Android is next, and Apple anticipates attracting 100 million paying subscribers.</p> <p>Apple says Apple Music “combines the best ways to enjoy music — all in one place.” It’s a streaming music service, a worldwide live radio station from Apple broadcasting 24 hours a day and a tool for music fans to connect with their favorite artists.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/apple-music-launches-ios-84-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/apple-music-launches-ios-84-available#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:43:55 +0000 dsellers 1858486 at http://www.macnews.com Apple will replace Mac laptop batteries that don't retain at least 80% of their charge http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/apple-will-replace-mac-laptop-batteries-dont-retain-least-80-their-charge <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="200" height="200" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/AppleCare.jpg?1435671917" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple is now replacing non-removable laptop batteries that retain less than 80% of their original charge under the AppleCare Protection Plan. The change applies to the MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/apple-will-replace-mac-laptop-batteries-dont-retain-least-80-their-charge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/apple-will-replace-mac-laptop-batteries-dont-retain-least-80-their-charge#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:45:20 +0000 dsellers 1858411 at http://www.macnews.com Registration is open for annual Apple Camp for kids http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/registration-open-annual-apple-camp-kids <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="200" height="220" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Apple-Camp-Logo-Small.jpg?1435671530" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Registration is now open for Apple's annual Apple Camp (<a href="http://www.applersvp.com" title="http://www.applersvp.com">http://www.applersvp.com</a>) three-day workshops where kids ages 8 to 12 can "bring their imaginations to life" with apps such as iMovie and iBooks.</p> <p>According to Apple, they'll learn to make movies or create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects. Kids will storyboard ideas, shoot video, create an original soundtrack in GarageBand on an iPad, and then edit it all together in iMovie on a Mac.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/registration-open-annual-apple-camp-kids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/registration-open-annual-apple-camp-kids#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:38:53 +0000 dsellers 1858406 at http://www.macnews.com Kool Tool: NewerTech Wireless Aluminum Keypad http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/kool-tool-newertech-wireless-aluminum-keypad <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="366" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/NewerTech%20Keypad.jpg?1435666502" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>NewerTech's Wireless Aluminum Keypad (<a href="http://www.newertech.com/keypad/" title="http://www.newertech.com/keypad/">http://www.newertech.com/keypad/</a>) complements the look and feel of Apple keyboards even as it offers a, as the name implies, keypad — something missing from Apple's Wireless Keyboard.</p> <p>The Wireless Aluminum Keypad pairs with your Mac, PC or iOS device via Bluetooth and reconnects automatically when the computer or device is awakened or restarted. It’s designed for finance professionals, including accountants and analysts, as well as students, teachers, administrators, programmers, and more.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/kool-tool-newertech-wireless-aluminum-keypad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/kool-tool-newertech-wireless-aluminum-keypad#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:15:13 +0000 dsellers 1858371 at http://www.macnews.com Typinator 6.6 for Mac OS X handles smart substitutions even smarter http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/typinator-66-mac-os-x-handles-smart-substitutions-even-smarter <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="200" height="200" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Typinator-Logo.jpg?1435585106" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the release of version 6.6, Ergonis Software (<a href="http://www.ergonis.com" title="www.ergonis.com">www.ergonis.com</a>) celebrates the 10th anniversary of Typinator, their text expander. Along with this release, Ergonis Software has published two new Typinator sets for easy access to the symbols in the new Apple Color Emoji font introduced in OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. </p> <p>To celebrate the anniversary, Ergonis Software is offering a 25% discount on new purchases before July 15. The offer is good for all Ergonis products, including PopChar and KeyCue.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/typinator-66-mac-os-x-handles-smart-substitutions-even-smarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/typinator-66-mac-os-x-handles-smart-substitutions-even-smarter#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:37:29 +0000 dsellers 1857861 at http://www.macnews.com InPreflight for Adobe InDesign now supports Creative Cloud 2015 http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/inpreflight-adobe-indesign-now-supports-creative-cloud-2015 <p>Zevrix Solutions has launched InPreflight Pro 2.11.17, a compatibility update to its document preparation solution for Adobe InDesign. </p> <p>InPreflight is an all-in-one solution to check InDesign documents for errors, automatically collect multiple files for output and ship them to final destination. The new version makes InPreflight compatible with the 2015 release of InDesign CC featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/inpreflight-adobe-indesign-now-supports-creative-cloud-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/30/inpreflight-adobe-indesign-now-supports-creative-cloud-2015#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:03:45 +0000 dsellers 1857946 at http://www.macnews.com Autodesk announces Autodesk Design Academy iTunes U http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/29/autodesk-announces-autodesk-design-academy-itunes-u <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="200" height="200" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Autodesk%20Logo_0.jpg?1435620297" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Autodesk has announced the new Autodesk Design Academy iTunes U course. Developed by educators and industry experts across the globe, the Autodesk Design Academy (<a href="http://academy.autodesk.com" title="http://academy.autodesk.com">http://academy.autodesk.com</a>) provides hundreds of standards-aligned class projects to support design-based disciplines, while using Autodesk’s 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.</p> <p>iTunes U is the world’s largest catalog of free education content. The Autodesk Design Academy features a growing collection of lessons, projects and courses that help educators support students as they develop technical skills.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/29/autodesk-announces-autodesk-design-academy-itunes-u" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/29/autodesk-announces-autodesk-design-academy-itunes-u#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:25:17 +0000 dsellers 1858071 at http://www.macnews.com Soundtrap announces online collaborative music recording studio http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/29/soundtrap-announces-online-collaborative-music-recording-studio <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="252" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Soundtrap%20Icon_0.jpg?1435587739" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Soundtrap has launched what it says is the first online music and audio recording studio where users can find and collaborate with people from all over the world on a multitude of devices across iOS, Android, Chrome OS, Mac OS X,and Windows platforms. </p> <p>It lets users record a tune or podcast by accessing a browser across multiple platforms.  Coming out of beta, Soundtrap has also announced US$1 million in seed funding and the commercial availability of its platform. </p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/29/soundtrap-announces-online-collaborative-music-recording-studio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/29/soundtrap-announces-online-collaborative-music-recording-studio#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:20:04 +0000 dsellers 1857881 at http://www.macnews.com Tablet shipments experience largest decline since 2009 category inception http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/29/tablet-shipments-experience-largest-decline-2009-category-inception <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="644" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/iPad%20Air_4.jpg?1435587009" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For branded tablets, the year 2015 is off to a rocky start. For the first time since inception, the popular consumer item experienced its largest QoQ [quarter-over-quarter] decline to date of 35%. In addition, tablets experienced its largest YoY [year-over-year] decline of 16%. </p> <p>According to marketing intelligence firm ABI Research (<a href="http://www.abiresearch.com" title="www.abiresearch.com">www.abiresearch.com</a>), there is no denying the market is losing its momentum and leading vendors are feeling the squeeze. Apple and Samsung have been key market players and continue to dominate a significant majority of the tablet market.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/29/tablet-shipments-experience-largest-decline-2009-category-inception" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/29/tablet-shipments-experience-largest-decline-2009-category-inception#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:10:16 +0000 dsellers 1857876 at http://www.macnews.com Cale announces Apple Pay enabled pay stations http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/29/cale-announces-apple-pay-enabled-pay-stations <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="169" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Cale%20and%20Apple%20Pay_0.jpg?1435586552" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Cale, which specializes in unattended payment technology for parking and transit operations, will begin offering secure contactless card readers that accept Apple Pay for its Cale WebTerminal pay stations (CWT) in July.</p> <p>The technology will be demonstrated next week at the International Parking Institute's annual convention and trade show in Las Vegas. Cale's contactless payment option will allow customers to pay using their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or Apple Watch.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/29/cale-announces-apple-pay-enabled-pay-stations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/29/cale-announces-apple-pay-enabled-pay-stations#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:00:02 +0000 dsellers 1857866 at http://www.macnews.com Ableton upgrades its Live music production software to version 9.2 http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/29/ableton-upgrades-its-live-music-production-software-version-92 <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="350" height="116" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Ableton-Small.jpg?1435584936" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ableton (<a href="http://www.ableton.com" title="www.ableton.com">www.ableton.com</a>) has released Live 9.2, an update of the Mac-compatible music production software.</p> <p>This free update includes refinements to Live’s audio warping engine, the introduction of latency-compensated automation, a new Tuner device, and more. Owners of Push gain the ability to use all 64 pads to play drums, improved aftertouch, and expanded touchstrip implementation. In addition, Max For Live now includes Max 7, the latest, most powerful version of Max.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/29/ableton-upgrades-its-live-music-production-software-version-92" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/29/ableton-upgrades-its-live-music-production-software-version-92#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:35:42 +0000 dsellers 1857856 at http://www.macnews.com SmartBackup 3.4 for OS X gets an updated sync engine, more http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/29/smartbackup-34-os-x-gets-updated-sync-engine-more <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="200" height="200" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/SmartBackup.jpg?1435323221" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Solesignal has announced SmartBackup 3.4, an update to their alternative backup and cloning utility for Mac OS X (10.8 or later).</p> <p>It syncs multiple source items to a destination on an external hard drive, flashdrive or network share. SmartBackup features a 64-bit sync engine built on the latest Apple technologies. Version 3.4 adds an updated sync engine, user interface improvements, bug fixes and more.</p> <p>A single license is available for US$25 from the Solesignal website (<a href="http://solesignal.com" title="http://solesignal.com">http://solesignal.com</a>). SmartBackup can be downloaded and tried for free for a limited number of backups.</p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/29/smartbackup-34-os-x-gets-updated-sync-engine-more#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:52:58 +0000 dsellers 1856456 at http://www.macnews.com Kool Tools: FontExplorer X Pro http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/29/kool-tools-fontexplorer-x-pro <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="375" height="292" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/FontExplorer%20X%20Pro%20.jpg?1435178562" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The new version 5 of Monotype's FontExplorer X Pro font management software for Mac OS X has some pretty nifty enhancements. Like what? A Font Tile View, something that’s been requested by customers so they can see attractive font previews composed of limited character sets, for one.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/29/kool-tools-fontexplorer-x-pro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/29/kool-tools-fontexplorer-x-pro#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:43:02 +0000 dsellers 1855391 at http://www.macnews.com CuteDJ for Mac OS X upgraded to version 4.3.1 http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/27/cutedj-mac-os-x-upgraded-version-431 <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="200" height="278" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Cute-DJ.jpg?1435239305" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>CuteDJPro ( <a href="http://www.cutedjpro.com" title="www.cutedjpro.com">www.cutedjpro.com</a> ) has updated CuteDJ for Mac OS X to version 4.3.1.</p> <p>It's DJ mixing software that lets users mix music, video and karaoke in real time. Version 4.3.1 adds eight hardware controllers: Reloop BeatMix 2, Reloop BeatMix 4, Reloop Terminal Mix8, Akiyama Quattro, Akiyama Quark, Hercules DJ Control Wave, Pioneer DDJ SX and Pioneer DDJ SR. and fully compatible with iTune 12.</p> <p>CuteDJ requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later and Windows 7/8. A demo is available for download. The update is free for all users. For new users the price is US$129.95.</p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/27/cutedj-mac-os-x-upgraded-version-431#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:35:32 +0000 dsellers 1855806 at http://www.macnews.com Recosoft ships PDF2ID v4.5: Convert PDF to InDesign CC, CC 2014 and 2015 http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/27/recosoft-ships-pdf2id-v45-convert-pdf-indesign-cc-cc-2014-and-2015 <p>Recosoft Corp. (<a href="http://www.recosoft.com" title="www.recosoft.com">www.recosoft.com</a>) is shipping PDF2ID 4.5 the newest PDF-to-InDesign and XPS-to-InDesign conversion plug-in for InDesign Creative Cloud 2015. </p> <p>It's been enhanced to support Adobe InDesign CC 2015, the latest release of InDesign for both the Mac OS X and Windows platforms. PDF2ID Standard and PDF2ID Professional v4.5 now support batch-converting PDF files to InDesign (indd) format. Additionally, PDF2ID v4.5 natively recognizes Adobe Illustrator files (.ai) files easing Illustrator-to-InDesign file conversion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/27/recosoft-ships-pdf2id-v45-convert-pdf-indesign-cc-cc-2014-and-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/27/recosoft-ships-pdf2id-v45-convert-pdf-indesign-cc-cc-2014-and-2015#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Sat, 27 Jun 2015 07:00:00 +0000 dsellers 1855801 at http://www.macnews.com MCE Ships 1TB PCIe-based Flash storage upgrades for Retina MacBook Pros http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/26/mce-ships-1tb-pcie-based-flash-storage-upgrades-retina-macbook-pros <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="115" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Flash%20Storage%20Upgrade%20Kits%20Small.jpg?1435339646" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>MCE Technologies (<a href="http://www.mcetech.com" title="http://www.mcetech.com">http://www.mcetech.com</a>) announces a 1TB internal PCIe-based Flash storage upgrade solution for late-2013 through mid-2015 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. </p> <p>The 1TB Upgrade Kits are based on the PCIe storage architecture in those machines and includes all tools required to perform the installation, an illustrated installation guide, and drive cloning software. The MCE 1TB Internal PCIe-based Flash Storage upgrade solution costs US$999 and is available for immediate shipment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/26/mce-ships-1tb-pcie-based-flash-storage-upgrades-retina-macbook-pros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/26/mce-ships-1tb-pcie-based-flash-storage-upgrades-retina-macbook-pros#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:27:29 +0000 dsellers 1856581 at http://www.macnews.com Apple updates AppleCare+ Protection Plan for the Apple Watch http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/26/apple-updates-applecare-protection-plan-apple-watch <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="303" height="275" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/AppleCare-Icon.jpg?1435324863" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As noted by MacRumors (<a href="http://tinyurl.com/nppcz5z" title="http://tinyurl.com/nppcz5z">http://tinyurl.com/nppcz5z</a>), Apple has updated the terms of its AppleCare+ Protection Plan for the Apple Watch. </p> <p>It now covers batteries that retain less than 80% of their original capacity within the extended warranty period. Previously, it covered battery depletion of 50% or more from original capacity.</p> <p>Apple will replace smart watch batteries that don't meet the 80% specification free as long as the device is within its AppleCare+ coverage period. If it's not, the cost is $79.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/26/apple-updates-applecare-protection-plan-apple-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/26/apple-updates-applecare-protection-plan-apple-watch#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:21:14 +0000 dsellers 1856491 at http://www.macnews.com Softube announces availability of Heartbeat drum synth software http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/26/softube-announces-availability-of%C2%A0heartbeat%C2%A0drum-synth-software <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="341" height="200" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/HeartBeat-Small.jpg?1435322905" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Softube has released Heartbeat — its first software instrument for Mac OS X 10.8 or newer (VST/VST3/AU/AAX) and Windows 8 or newer (VST/VST3/AAX).</p> <p>It's drum synth software that draws its inspiration from Eighties-era-defining analog drum synths, HeartBeat does not emulate any existing drum machine. Mostly, its sounds are based on Softube’s own modeled analog synthesis, augmented with selected waveforms. Eight instruments are included — two different bass drums, two different snare drums, two percussion instruments, plus hi-hats and cymbal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/26/softube-announces-availability-of%C2%A0heartbeat%C2%A0drum-synth-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/26/softube-announces-availability-of%C2%A0heartbeat%C2%A0drum-synth-software#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:48:30 +0000 dsellers 1856451 at http://www.macnews.com Kool Tools: Candy Apple for Mac OS X http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/26/kool-tools-candy-apple-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="200" height="200" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Candy-Apple-Icon_1.jpg?1434461853" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>MacAppware's (<a href="http://www.macappware.com" title="http://www.macappware.com">http://www.macappware.com</a>) Candy Apple is a sweet, vector based graphic design and illustration app designed for Mac OS X.</p> <p>It lets you create drawings, logos, banners, buttons, icons and more. It's been recently revved to version 1.7, which adds support for exporting in Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format, adds video tutorials to the MacAppware website, and fixes a couple of bugs reported by users.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/26/kool-tools-candy-apple-mac-os-x" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/26/kool-tools-candy-apple-mac-os-x#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:37:46 +0000 dsellers 1850476 at http://www.macnews.com MacPlay Releases Shelter 2 on the Mac App Store http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/25/macplay-releases-shelter-2-mac-app-store <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="256" height="256" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Shelter%202%20Icon.jpg?1435257521" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Shelter 2, a game in which you play a powerful Lynx, is now available on the Mac App Store. It costs US$14.99 and requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. </p> <p>Developed by Might and Delight and released on the Mac App Store by MacPlay (<a href="http://www.macplay.com" title="www.macplay.com">www.macplay.com</a>), Shelter 2 follows the life of a mother lynx, starting as a pregnant animal, giving birth and continuing in to a journey of parenthood where nurturing her cubs is paramount for survival. Shelter 2 includes more elaborate gameplay features than its predecessor, such as stamina, different types of movements, jumps and a variety of prey to kill.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/25/macplay-releases-shelter-2-mac-app-store" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/25/macplay-releases-shelter-2-mac-app-store#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:38:46 +0000 dsellers 1856001 at http://www.macnews.com Kwilt photo sharing keyboard for iOS now in beta testing http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/25/kwilt-photo-sharing-keyboard-ios-now-beta-testing <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="200" height="328" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/KwiltKeys-Small.jpg?1435240852" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>KwiltKeys, created by Kwilt, is the world's first all-in-one photo sharing keyboard for iOS devices.</p> <p>KwiltKeys gives iPhone and iPad owners access to their photos from any source, including the camera roll, Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, Flickr, Photobucket, Google+ and more all in one place right at their fingertips.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/25/kwilt-photo-sharing-keyboard-ios-now-beta-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/25/kwilt-photo-sharing-keyboard-ios-now-beta-testing#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:01:06 +0000 dsellers 1855831 at http://www.macnews.com TinyKeep invades the Mac and iOS devices http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/25/tinykeep-invades-mac-and-ios-devices <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="200" height="200" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/TinyKeep-Icon.jpg?1435239961" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Digital Tribe Games' TinyKeep game (<a href="http://digitaltribegames.com/tinykeep/" title="http://digitaltribegames.com/tinykeep/">http://digitaltribegames.com/tinykeep/</a>) is now available for Mac OS X and iOS at, respectively, the Mac App Store and Apple App Store for $7.99 and $4.99.</p> <p>Here's how the game is described: "Gamers will assume the role of the hopeless prisoner who must escape TinyKeep. Players lure monsters into traps, knock over torches to set the dungeon alight and free prisoners to help them in their escape. There are many ways to survive the TinyKeep, and many ways to die.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/25/tinykeep-invades-mac-and-ios-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/25/tinykeep-invades-mac-and-ios-devices#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:46:07 +0000 dsellers 1855811 at http://www.macnews.com Red Giant to produce new Film Team Experiments each month http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/25/red-giant-produce-new-film-team-experiments-each-month <p>Red Giant's film team (<a href="http://www.redgiant.com" title="www.redgiant.com">www.redgiant.com</a>) will be producing new Film Team Experiments each month. </p> <p>Packed with visual effects and running at under 60-seconds each, these short films will be accompanied by a behind-the-scenes breakdown that walks viewers through the filmmaking and post-production process. Every Film Team Experiment will feature visual effects techniques — both practical and CGI — that achieve Hollywood-quality results on a small budget, says Aharon Rabinowitz, executive producer at Red Giant Films.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/25/red-giant-produce-new-film-team-experiments-each-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/25/red-giant-produce-new-film-team-experiments-each-month#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:55:09 +0000 dsellers 1855306 at http://www.macnews.com Kool Tools: QNAP TS-431U NAS http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/25/kool-tools-qnap-ts-431u-nas <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="209" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/TS-431U.jpg?1434460247" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>QNAP Systems (<a href="http://www.qnap.com" title="www.qnap.com">www.qnap.com</a>) 4-bay TS-431U Turbo NASoffers optimal price/performance in a 1U network storage server chassis for file sharing, backup, synchronization, and more. Featuring an advanced Freescale dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB DDR3 RAM, itdelivers solid multi-tasking performance as a business NAS, enhancing productivity and providing a private cloud for easily and securely accessing data.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/25/kool-tools-qnap-ts-431u-nas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/25/kool-tools-qnap-ts-431u-nas#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Kool Tools MacTech Kool Tools Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:14:28 +0000 dsellers 1850456 at http://www.macnews.com Pharrell's 'Freedom' to be Apple Music exclusive http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/24/pharrells-freedom-be-apple-music-exclusive <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="600" height="600" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Pharrell-Freedom.jpg?1435167054" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple Music is getting its first exclusive song thanks to Pharrell Williams. His new song, "Freedom," will be available on Apple Music when the streaming music service launches on June 30, the artist announced on Twitter.</p> <p>No word on how long the song will be an Apple Music exclusive — or whether Pharrell's upcoming album might be Apple Music only for a limited time. Apple is reportedly negotiating with other artists for exclusive releases.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/24/pharrells-freedom-be-apple-music-exclusive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/24/pharrells-freedom-be-apple-music-exclusive#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:32:14 +0000 dsellers 1855301 at http://www.macnews.com Apple's Lisa jackson takes on new duties http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/24/apples-lisa-jackson-takes-new-duties <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="239" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/AppleLogoBig_1.jpg?1435152139" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple says Lisa Jackson — now vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives — will taken on additional duties beyond company related environmental issues. She'll be responsible for all policy initiatives including worldwide government affairs, education, accessibility and social concerns.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/24/apples-lisa-jackson-takes-new-duties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/24/apples-lisa-jackson-takes-new-duties#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:22:31 +0000 dsellers 1855221 at http://www.macnews.com Apple Music strikes deals with independent label organization http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/24/apple-music-strikes-deals-independent-label-organization <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="954" height="375" alt="" src="http://cdn.macnews.com/sites/default/files/Apple-Music-Big_1.jpg?1435150869" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple has made deals with the independent label's digital rights organization Merlin and with Martin Mills’ indie powerhouse Beggars Group, reports Billboard (<a href="http://bit.ly/1Rw1nhW" title="http://bit.ly/1Rw1nhW">http://bit.ly/1Rw1nhW</a>).</p> <p>In a letter sent to Merlin members, CEO Charles Caldas writes, "I am pleased to say that Apple has made a decision to pay for all usage of Apple Music under the free trials on a per-play basis, as well as to modify a number of other terms that members had been communicating directly with Apple about. With these changes, we are happy to support the deal."</p> <p><a href="http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/24/apple-music-strikes-deals-independent-label-organization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.macnews.com/2015/06/24/apple-music-strikes-deals-independent-label-organization#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews News Article MacTech News Article Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:01:26 +0000 dsellers 1855186 at http://www.macnews.com