June 2014 Archived News

iOS 7.1.2 contains bug fixes and security updates
Posted 6/30/2014 at 17:42 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
iOS 7.1.2 contains bug fixes and security updates, including improves iBeacon connectivity and stability; fixes a bug with data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanners and corrects an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments.

OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 Update
Posted 6/30/2014 at 17:40 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 Update is recommended for all Mavericks users and fixes an issue that prevented some Macs from automatically connecting to known Wi-Fi networks; fixes issue causing the background or Apple logo to appear incorrectly on startup; improves the reliability of waking from sleep and includes Safari 7.0.5.

Week Timer 3.0 - Time reporting with a new look
Posted 6/30/2014 at 11:52 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
DM Design today announces Week Timer 3.0, an update to their popular time tracking app for iOS devices. The Week Timer App simplifies the process of tracking your worked hours, overtime and keeping your timesheet up to date. Week Timer v3.0 for simple time tracking and time sheet support is available as localized versions in Spanish, French, German, Swedish, Dutch and Italian. Version 3.0 has a new fresh style with customisable backgrounds.

Arq Backup 4.4.1 fixes an SFTP and delete issues
Posted 6/30/2014 at 3:09 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Arq Backup 4.4.1 fixed an SFTP issue where, if you supply a relative path and your home directory on the SFTP server is "/", the path ended up being "//relativepath" which caused backup errors; fixed the "Delete This Backup Set" button; show the "Trash" folder for deleted legacy Glacier folders; fixed a "hostname could not be found" error for EU buckets caused by Amazon changing their loation identifier from "EU" to "eu-west-1"; fixed an issue where the legacy Glacier vault was still shown in the window after you clicked the button to delete it; fixed a 10.7-only issue with Google Cloud Storage where the generated Date header was not in a format that Google accepted; for backups to DreamObjects, handle the non-AWS-format error response when DreamObjects returns a 500 error and added a permission to the restricted IAM user that Arq creates so that that user can list enough of the bucket to find its own backups.

Default Folder X 4.6.6 provides important compatibility fixes
Posted 6/27/2014 at 12:07 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Denver based St. Clair Software today releases Default Folder X 4.6.6, an update to their award-winning utility for Mac OS X. Default Folder X enhances the file dialogs in all Mac OS X applications. Its custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. It provides fast navigation to your files, convenient previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Version 4.6.6 provides a number of important compatibility fixes for all users.

Dynadel releases Lease Miles 4.0 - a lease miles and overage tracker
Posted 6/27/2014 at 4:09 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Dynadel today announced the release of Lease Miles 4.0 for iPhone and iPod. The app allows you to track your lease miles to avoid overage costs when retuning your car. Every time you update the odometer reading it will calculate your current driving behavior and how it affects your lease limits. If Lease Miles predicts that you will exceed the total miles allowed on your lease, it will compute the cost of the overage.

Easily Convert Image Formats with Stellar Image Converter for Mac
Posted 6/27/2014 at 4:09 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Stellar Data Recovery today introduces Stellar Image Converter for Mac, an all new tool to help users convert their images from one format to another. Image Converter is an extremely efficient tool that identifies 34 different image formats and helps conversion of these into 14 most popular image file formats such as JPEG, BMP, PNG and more. Effortlessly convert among multiple image formats and save them to other image file formats as per choice, suitability, and need.

Maintain Releases Cocktail 7.5.2 (Mavericks Edition)
Posted 6/27/2014 at 4:09 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Maintain has released Cocktail 7.5.2 (Mavericks Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X Mavericks. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. This version adds ability to change tool tip display delay and ability to disable App Napp. It also contains improvements on the "Clear DNS cache procedure" and addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to restart Core Audio daemon.

Easily Convert Image Formats with Stellar Image Converter for Mac
Posted 6/26/2014 at 12:21 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Stellar Data Recovery today introduces Stellar Image Converter for Mac, an all new tool to help users convert their images from one format to another. Image Converter is an extremely efficient tool that identifies 34 different image formats and helps conversion of these into 14 most popular image file formats such as JPEG, BMP, PNG and more. Effortlessly convert among multiple image formats and save them to other image file formats as per choice, suitability, and need.

Presentime Synchronized Presentation Timer for iOS 7 Gets Even Better
Posted 6/26/2014 at 12:20 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Midnight Oil Enterprises, LLC has released Presentime 1.4, an exciting update to their remotely controllable countdown clock app for speakers and performers. Presentime's multipeer synchronization allows a device at the podium to be adjusted on the fly by a moderator or colleague in the audience. The update includes: consolidated timing control buttons, larger time-remaining digits, overrun bells/vibration options (every 30 seconds), and support for landscape orientation on iPhone & iPod touch.

Power APP updated their multifunctional QR Reader for iOS to V 2.6
Posted 6/26/2014 at 12:20 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Power APP optimized their multifunctional QR Reader for iOS with the latest version of Xcode, making it run smoother and and giving it a better overall performance. The app also allows to create own QR-codes with a logo in the middle. The advantages are better compatibility with the newest iOS and a more complete and smoother testing of the finished app before releasing it. Features of QR Reader include AirPrint support and direct access to URL.

PaintCode 2.1 adds support for Swift programming language
Posted 6/26/2014 at 12:20 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
PixelCut today released PaintCode 2.1, adding support for the new Swift programming language to its popular developer tool. PaintCode is a unique vector drawing app that generates code in real time, acting as a bridge between developers and graphic designers. With PaintCode, developers can create an app that is truly resolution-independent, using code (instead of a large number of image assets) to draw a user interface.

System Monitor Utility grants in-depth Information into iOS Processes
Posted 6/26/2014 at 3:28 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Power APP released version 2.0.0 of their app System Monitor Utility for iOS. System Monitor Utility grants quick in-depth information to processes and hardware of iOS devices. Generic hardware information can be seen as well as memory distribution or battery statistics. System Monitor Utility provides in-depth information about RAM usage, CPU load, battery statistics and a lot of other parameters.

Install and update your Mac apps with the all-new MacUpdate Desktop 6
Posted 6/24/2014 at 13:46 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
MacUpdate today introduced MacUpdate Desktop 6, a new Mac app that leverages the most comprehensive Mac app directory on the Web to bring 1-click Mac app installs and updates to the masses. The app also features an unmatched scanning engine that notifies you of updates to your installed apps. With a free MacUpdate account and MacUpdate Desktop 6, Mac users can now install almost any Mac app with a single click, including thousands of titles not available in the Mac App Store.

Jettison 1.4 - Close Your MacBook and Go
Posted 6/24/2014 at 13:46 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
St. Clair Software has released Jettison 1.4, an update to their application that automatically ejects external drives before your Mac goes to sleep. It eliminates the hassle of manually ejecting Time Machine backup drives, network server volumes and flash drives. Just close the lid of your MacBook and Jettison does it for you! Version 1.4 includes many improvements, including hotkeys to eject and remount disks, remounting of flash drives and more robust operation.

Tropical Software releases TopXNotes 1.8
Posted 6/23/2014 at 23:59 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Florida based Tropical Software today announces that TopXNotes 1.8 is now available. Version 1.8 is our most stable, easiest to use version of TopXNotes, with performance enhancements, bug fixes, and a completely rewritten NoteSync process. TopXNotes 1.8 keeps your notes synchronized between TopXNotes for Mac and TopXNotes iOS devices. TopXNotes 1.8 also includes major improvements to our WiFi based NoteSync process.

Remote Buddy 1.25 brings Harmony Smart Control support to 100+ Mac apps
Posted 6/23/2014 at 23:58 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
IOSPIRIT GmbH has released Remote Buddy 1.25, an update to the most powerful remote control solution for the Mac. Version 1.25 introduces support for the Harmony Smart Control, which can now be connected via Bluetooth. More than 100 popular Mac apps supported by Remote Buddy can then be controlled with the same Harmony Smart Remote that already controls other devices like TV sets, beamers, game consoles, the Apple TV and even Philips Hue lights.

Dyn Updater 5.0.2 fix lookup failure
Posted 6/21/2014 at 18:01 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Dyn Updater 5.0.2 fixes a case where a DNS lookup failure can cause updates to fail.

Arq Backup 4.4 features revised user interface
Posted 6/21/2014 at 17:07 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Arq Backup 4.4 reorganized the main window into "Configure Backups" and "Restore Files" sections to more closely match the activities that a user would typically want to do, revamped the new-user flow so that it's more clear what to do, under the "Restore Files" section, search for and show all the backup sets in the Amazon account (or SFTP directory or S3-compatible account), so that it's easier to find your old backups when you install Arq on a new computer and more.

Power APP updated their multifunctional QR Reader for iOS to V 2.6.
Posted 6/21/2014 at 4:03 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Power APP optimized their multifunctional QR Reader for iOS with the latest version of Xcode, making it run smoother and and giving it a better overall performance. The app also allows to create own QR-codes with a logo in the middle. The advantages are better compatibility with the newest iOS and a more complete and smoother testing of the finished app before releasing it. Features of QR Reader include AirPrint support and direct access to URL.

System Monitor Utility grants in-depth Information into iOS Processes
Posted 6/20/2014 at 12:30 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Power APP released Version 2.0.0 of their app System Monitor Utility for iOS. System Monitor Utility grants quick in-depth information to processes and hardware of iOS devices. Generic hardware information can be seen as well as memory distribution or battery statistics. System Monitor Utility provides in-depth information about RAM usage, CPU load, battery statistics and a lot of other parameters.

PDF to Flipbook Software for Mac Improves eBooks Enjoyment
Posted 6/20/2014 at 12:29 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
FlipBuilder today announces Flip PDF Professional for Mac, the PDF to flipbook solution for Mac OS X. Users can enjoy a large number of powerful tools, such as the ability to import files from a number of sources, while it also allows users to convert PDF to Adobe Flash based eBooks. Anyone can build interactive content which is also compatible with all major devices, including iPads, iPhones, tablets, desktop computers and output in formats such as HTML, Mac App, Exe, ZIP, and more.

Measure Plus lets Users Easily and Accurately Measure Everything
Posted 6/20/2014 at 12:28 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Measure Plus 1.0 from Bullstreet instantly transforms an iPad or iPhone into a digital ruler and spirit level that can be used to measure real-world objects, surfaces and distances. The app features a refreshingly un-cluttered measurement grid, an elegant animated water level, crosshairs for precision measuring, and more. Users can save their measurements to the app's clipboard, easily reset their measurement, as well as access advanced settings to change the unit of measurement.

iBeacon Task Alerts, TravelAssist in the New Informant Calendar for iOS
Posted 6/19/2014 at 0:30 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
WebIS has released an update to the productivity app, Informant, which is an application that brings together calendar events, tasks, notes and contacts into one location. This major free update adds a fresh new user interface design, advanced location support with iBeacons and geofencing, TravelAssist, SmartTitle, a unique digital Month View, and more - building on the feedback and requests of an extensive customer base.

Typinator 6 - with more than 50 improvements the best text expander ever
Posted 6/18/2014 at 0:44 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Ergonis Software has announced Typinator 6.0, a major new release of the popular text expander for OS X. Typinator has been a leader in the field of text expansion software for nearly a decade. With the new release of Typinator 6, which adds more than 50 powerful new features and improvements, this leading role is being impressively underlined. The unique support for regular expressions, top marks for speed, robustness, and ease-of use, make Typinator the clear number one in its field.

PageMeUp 1.0 released for OS X - Layout editor for web sites & magazines
Posted 6/16/2014 at 16:40 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Softobe today introduces PageMeUp 1.0, their easy-to-use layout editor for OS X. PageMeUp lets you quickly layout your text & images with the utmost simpicity and get a professional PDF document or build your web site. Create a document, choose its page format, size and background color, set the margins, bleed, custom guides, rows and columns and even apply RGB or CMYK ICC color profiles. Then drag, import or paste images and text onto the PageMeUp document and place/resize them on the page.

SMS Backup for iPhone - Export SMS to excel file using SMS Export Plus
Posted 6/16/2014 at 16:40 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
mTouchLabs announces SMS Export Plus 1.5, a new update release of their productivity app exclusively for iPhone and iPod touch. SMS Export Plus allows you to backup iMessages and SMS from your device to a Mac in .xls format. Using SMS Export Plus, you can archive and maintain records of all your messages at a single location in Excel file. Browse all backup messages in the .xls file very easily. You can filter messages by sender or sort messages by time and date.

Weather Pod For iOS: The Clever Weather App
Posted 6/16/2014 at 16:39 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
UK based app developer, Rory Buckley today announces Weather Pod 2.1, the latest update to his popular weather discovery app for iOS. Weather Pod balances visual simplicity with advanced weather intelligence to give the user fast, accurate and frequently updated weather information, based on their current location. Version 2.1 boasts new features and general improvements to further compliment the previous version, praised for its unique and effective user experience.

Time tracking app Contractor\'s Little Helper adds Dropbox and iCloud
Posted 6/16/2014 at 12:13 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Brisbane based, Injaia today announces Contractor's Little Helper 1.3.1, an update to their popular time tracking app for iPhone and iPad. Track time, track leave, record expenses and create stylish invoices and reports with ease. Version 1.3.1 adds support for Dropbox and iCloud. Invoices, timesheets and reports can be uploaded to Dropbox when created. Using iCloud, multiple users can work on the same project and create a single invoice, timesheet or expense report for their collective work.

BBedit 10.5.11 is a maintenance update
Posted 6/14/2014 at 17:29 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
BBedit 10.5.11 is a focused maintenance update to address issues reported in BBEdit 10.5 through 10.5.10.

IoT Design Shop deploys Bluetooth Low Energy Indoor Location System
Posted 6/13/2014 at 13:18 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
IoT Design Shop, a division of Finger Food Studios, is pleased to report successful deployment of their Bluetooth Low Energy Indoor Location System at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire this past weekend. The system, which consists of Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons with iBeacon Technology, a mobile app & cloud services, enabled event attendees to locate places of interest, exhibitors and other event attendees. The system is commercially available and IoT Design Shop provides an SDK for 3rd party use.

App Tamer 2.0.3 refines its power saving capabilities
Posted 6/13/2014 at 13:17 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
St. Clair Software today introduces an update for App Tamer, its Macintosh utility that manages applications to deliver more efficient CPU usage and increased battery life. App Tamer's unique AutoStop capability automatically slows down or pauses applications when you switch away from them, and then restarts them when you click back to them. This version addresses several performance issues, as well as refining App Tamer's user interface.

SubEthaEdit 4 debuts in the App Store with UI inspired by OS X Yosemite
Posted 6/12/2014 at 14:21 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
TheCodingMonkeys today announces SubEthaEdit 4.0.1, an update to their popular collaborative editor for OS X. SubEthaEdit kickstarted collaborative editing with its immediate and easy way to connect and work on text. After a bit of radio silence, SubEthaEdit is back with a fresh user interface that already anticipates some of OS X Yosemite's translucent UI features. The new release also fixed bugs, added features and moved to the Mac App Store for a more modern purchase and update experience.

Deliver Express 2.4.4 Improves Email Notifications Reliability
Posted 6/12/2014 at 14:21 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Zevrix Solutions announces Deliver Express 2.4.4, a maintenance update to its automated solution to send and share files across the Internet and local networks. Deliver Express processes files automatically from watched hot folders and can serve multiple users on a network with a single copy of the program. The software offers e-mail notifications, file compression, detailed history and more. The new version addresses an issue that could prevent email from being sent via certain SMTP servers.

SEOBat Media introduces TravelCam 1.0.1 for iOS - Designed For Travelers
Posted 6/12/2014 at 14:20 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
SEOBat Media today introduces TravelCam 1.0.1 for iOS, a unique photo app specifically designed for travelers. TravelCam has been meticulously designed to provide high quality tools to enhance photos as quickly as possible. Each of TravelCam's professionally designed filters are organized by environment type, providing users specific effects perfectly tuned for their photo. TravelCam's filters make photos as vibrant and colorful as possible without losing any precious detail.

Perceptive Automation Becomes Indigo Domotics, Announces Partnership
Posted 6/11/2014 at 0:16 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Dallas based Perceptive Automation, LLC., today announced that the company has adopted a new name, Indigo Domotics, to help focus the brand and more closely identify with its core product, the Indigo home automation server. Indigo supports hundreds of smart devices using popular home automation protocols. Along with the name and branding change, the company has more closely partnered with Mac Home Store, now the Indigo Store, to provide a more complete and consolidated customer experience.

EverWeb 1.4 Released - Easy To Use iWeb Replacement Website Builder
Posted 6/11/2014 at 0:15 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
RAGE Software announced today an update to EverWeb, the easy to use website design and publishing tool for OS X. EverWeb aims to remove all the hurdles from designing, creating, and publishing professional websites with a complete drag and drop user interface for website creation combined with a one-click publishing solution. EverWeb users never have to write any code or focus on any of the technical details when designing a website.

ChronoSync Updated To Version 4.5
Posted 6/11/2014 at 0:15 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Econ Technologies today updates ChronoSync to version 4.5. ChronoSync can synchronize or backup to most anything you can connect to your Mac, including folders on your Mac, other Macs, PC's, and external drives. This major update includes an all new Document Organizer, support for Apple's Notification Center, 64-bit performance, and over 100 additional new features. Virtually all icons and supplemental artwork in ChronoSync 4.5 have also been optimized for high resolution (Retina) displays.

PhatWare Releases Vastly Improved WritePad Handwriting Recognition SDK
Posted 6/11/2014 at 0:15 UTC in iPad by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Washington based PhatWare Corporation today announces WritePad SDK 4.2, an update to their incredibly popular handwriting recognition Software Development Kit for iOS 7.0. WritePad SDK enables third-party app developers and OEMs to leverage state-of-the-art handwriting recognition software for iOS 7. The new version of the SDK features improved handwriting recognition engine, updated APIs supporting UNICODE (UTF-16) text encoding for better compatibility, enhanced documentation and sample code.

Volitans Software Announces SMART Utility 3.1.2
Posted 6/06/2014 at 22:57 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Volitans software has announced SMART Utility 3.1.2, a minor update to the hard drive diagnostic application for OS X. SMART Utility is able to scan the hardware diagnostics system of a hard drive's Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (SMART), a system built into hard drives by their manufacturers to report on various measurements of a hard drive's operation. The new features include a new email system, better drive support, and many bug fixes.

QR Code & Barcode Reader/Generator Qrafter Pro Available on App Store
Posted 6/06/2014 at 4:21 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Mobile users looking for new ways to access and generate certain 2D code types, now have the ability to do so using the Qrafter Pro tool, available now for $2.99 on the App Store. The app includes a valuable QR Code generator that can prove beneficial for businesses required to create them from scratch. Qrafter Pro also has a unique security feature that protects against malware or phishing sites. Qrafter is also able to be integrated into other apps for the most versatile solution.

Maintain Releases Cocktail 7.5.1 (Mavericks Edition)
Posted 6/06/2014 at 4:21 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Maintain has released Cocktail 7.5.1 (Mavericks Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X Mavericks. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. This version adds ability to set proportional and fixed-width font family and font size in Safari. It also fixes compatibility issues with Firefox 29 and contains other minor bug fixes and improvements.

1Password 4.4.1
Posted 6/06/2014 at 4:20 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
1Password 4.4.1 will now keep monthly backups for the last two years, the Password Generator in 1Password mini can now generate passwords up to 50 characters long and more.

Circles - Iconic smartwatch face released for iOS and Android
Posted 6/04/2014 at 18:51 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
With the imminent launch of Moto 360 and a possible iWatch, Zuhanden GmbH is releasing Circles Smartwatch App for iOS and Android today. Designed in the pursuit of clarity, beauty and precision, Circles is one of the most iconic smartwatch faces of all times. The app's focus on precise timing and astronomical functions (e.g. positions of planets) combined in a timeless analog watchface is something truly unique on the App Stores.

SecuritySpy 3.4: Update to Mac OS X Video Surveillance Software
Posted 6/04/2014 at 18:50 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Bensoftware today announced the release of SecuritySpy 3.4, an update to the premier multi-camera video surveillance software for the Mac. With features such as motion detection, real-time compression of multiple camera feeds, and network video streaming, SecuritySpy is designed for demanding video surveillance applications. New features in this version include web server encryption (HTTPS), support for relay interfaces to control external devices, support for new IP cameras, and bug fixes.

Apple Announced OS X Yosemite
Posted 6/02/2014 at 19:20 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Apple has announced OS X Yosemite with a completely redefined user interface that leverages the "flat" look of iOS and incorporates many usability improvements as well as deeper integration into iOS 8.

Apple Announced iOS 8
Posted 6/02/2014 at 19:18 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Apple Announced iOS 8 which will be coming this fall and includes photos improvements, improved messages, new abilities to respond to notifications, QuickType, HealthKit, Family Sharing and more.

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