September 2015 Archived News - From newest -> oldest...

SecuritySpy 3.4.8: Update to Mac OS X Video Surveillance Software
Posted 9/30/2015 at 3:06 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Ben Software today announced the release of SecuritySpy 3.4.8, an update to the premier multi-camera CCTV software for the Mac. With features such as motion detection, flexible video/audio capture, and remote monitoring and configuration, SecuritySpy is designed for demanding video surveillance applications. New features in this version include Mac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" compatibility, support for more network cameras and performance improvements.

NeoFinder 6.8 released for Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
Posted 9/30/2015 at 3:06 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Norbert M. Doerner today releases NeoFinder 6.8 for Mac OS X. Keep track of your digital files, photos, songs, movies, fonts on hard drives, USB sticks, servers, Blu-ray disks, DVD-ROMs, CDROMs, and any other digital media. NeoFinder generates thumbnails and metadata of your files, for powerful search possibilities. The new NeoFinder 6.8 is certified for Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), can write Finder Tags for files and folders, and finds faster.

Cocoatech Releases Path Finder 7.2 (El Capitan Edition)
Posted 9/30/2015 at 3:04 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
California based Cocoatech today announces Path Finder 7.2, a free update of their popular file browser for users running OS X El Capitan 10.11. Path Finder allows you to view hidden files, compare, merge and synchronize folders, batch rename and batch select files, use Dual Pane and full keyboard navigation to browse your file system and much more. Path Finder is extremely customizable and allows you to work how you want. Become a master of file management with Path Finder 7.2!

Maintain Releases Cocktail 9.0 (El Capitan Edition)
Posted 9/30/2015 at 3:04 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Maintain today announces Cocktail 9.0 (El Capitan Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running OS X El Capitan 10.11. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. This version adds OS X El Capitan 10.11 and addresses compatibility issues with OS X Server 5, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 and Microsoft Office 2016. It also contains many other bug fixes and overall performance improvements.

Tropical Software Announces TopXNotes Freemium Suite for iOS
Posted 9/30/2015 at 3:03 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Florida based Tropical Software announced today that its TopXNotes for iOS is now a Freemium Suite comprised of TopXNotes Free, TopXNotes, and TopXNotes Pro. TopXNotes Free contains 4-way sorting in the NoteOrganizer. The TopXNotes family will keep your notes synchronized between TopXNotes for Mac and TopXNotes Touch for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. TopXNotes Free for iOS offers major improvements to its WiFi based NoteSync process developed for TopXNotes.

Packing Pro Adds Powerful New Editing Features to iOS Travel App
Posted 9/30/2015 at 3:03 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
QuinnScape today announces Packing Pro 11.1, an important update to their very popular travel app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Packing Pro is a mobile packing app that features unlimited, 100% customizable packing lists, an extensive, yet flexible, catalog and handy sample lists that can be used as templates. This update adds support for sort, filter, multi-select & set, export & print for the recently added 'priority' & 'need to buy' attributes, plus list category multi-select.

Records for Mac 1.0.5 Offers OS X 10.11 El Capitan Support
Posted 9/30/2015 at 3:03 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Push Popcorn today announces the release of Records for Mac 1.0.5, an important update to their popular personal database application for Mac OS X. Records for Mac allows anyone to collect and organize their information, from favorite movies, to customer invoices, to home inventory, and more. The app offers the perfect balance between ease of use and powerful features. Version 1.0.5 brings support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan, as well as bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Little Snitch 3.6 includes El Capitan compatibility
Posted 9/25/2015 at 23:47 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Little Snitch 3.6 includes El Capitan compatibility, support for watchOS and tvOS simulator apps and ther improvements and bugfixes.

BBEdit 11.1.2 addresses reported issues
Posted 9/25/2015 at 20:16 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
BBEdit 11.1.2 is a focused maintenance update which includes fixes for reported issues.

Just Content - Open Transparent Ad Blocker for iOS 9
Posted 9/25/2015 at 14:14 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Blackwater Park Studios today introduces Just Content 1.0, their ad blocker developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Putting user privacy first, Just Content leverages Apple Webkit's latest blocking technology and is the most user friendly ad blocker for iOS 9. The company's blocking rules are hosted on Github, and open for the public to use and modify. Curated to be lightweight on your device and keep Safari responsive.

Maintain Releases Cocktail 8.6 (Yosemite Edition)
Posted 9/25/2015 at 14:14 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Maintain has announced Cocktail 8.6 (Yosemite Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X Yosemite. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. This version addresses compatibility issues with OS X Server 5, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 and Microsoft Office 2016. It also contains many other bug fixes and overall performance improvements. The update is highly recommended for all users of Cocktail (Yosemite Edition).

Pixelmator for iOS 9 with 8K Image Support
Posted 9/25/2015 at 14:13 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Pixelmator Team today announces Pixelmator for iOS 2.1, a major update to its full-featured, powerful, and fast image editor. Pixelmator is packed with desktop-class tools for enhancing photos, drawing and painting, as well as for advanced image editing with layers, text, shapes, and more. Version 2.1 now works seamlessly on iOS 9, brings multitasking via Split View and Slide Over on iPad, adds Open in Place and Save to Photos features, allows you to open and edit 8K resolution images, and more.

FmPro Migrator 7.70 Adds FileMaker 14 to Microsoft Access Conversion
Posted 9/25/2015 at 14:13 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
California based .com Solutions Inc. has released FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition 7.70 with an updated FileMaker 14 to Microsoft Access conversion feature. Enhancements have also been made to the conversion of FileMaker Portals to Access SubForms by adding the LinkMasterFields and LinkChildFields properties to automatically use the relationship between the main form and the SubForm. This release supports FileMaker Pro Advanced 11, 12, 13 and 14.

IGG Software Announces New Releases iBank for iPad, and iBank for iPhone
Posted 9/25/2015 at 14:12 UTC in iPad by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
IGG Software, Inc. has released new versions of iBank 3.0 for iPad and iPhone, the most advanced personal finance solutions for the iOS platform. Redesigned for iOS 9, both products will be a free upgrade to users of earlier versions. iBank for iPhone users will now be able to schedule reoccurring bill payments from within the app. iBank for iPad adds support for using your current location to find businesses when entering transactions on the go and more.

Hue Lights v1.8 Creates Fiery Spectacle for Philips Hue
Posted 9/25/2015 at 14:12 UTC in Hardware by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
California based LapApps, LLC today announces Hue Lights v1.8, an update to its popular lifestyle app for iOS devices. Version 1.8 brings a powerful fire simulator that can reproduce sights and sounds of a fireplace, campfire, brush fire or forest fire. Bring a warm ambiance to smart LED bulbs with customized controls for fire type, fire size, flare-ups and brightness. Each fire type includes unique visual algorithms with professionally recorded sounds.

Outline 3.6 - Support for iOS9 Already Here
Posted 9/25/2015 at 14:11 UTC in iPad by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Gorillized Corporation introduces the new version of Outline, including support for iOS9 and other powerful features. Outline is aimed at efficiency and convenience while using your iPad for note-taking: Outline notebooks resemble the structure of real paper books. You can take typewritten and handwritten notes, annotate, store and organize them into structured notebooks. Outline provides a full range of internal links between pages, sections, groups of sections and even notebooks.

Magnetola 1.0 for iOS - Music Player App with Sound Softener
Posted 9/25/2015 at 14:09 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Dublin-based indie software developer, Hovik Melikyan today introduces Magnetola 1.0 for iOS devices. Stylized as a vintage compact cassette player, Magnetola is the first sensory-friendly music player that can play tracks either unaltered or, for more sensitive ears, slightly "softened." Magnetola's unique audio softener filter can smoothen the rough edges of individual instruments, as well as it can follow the overall dynamic of the song and suppress sudden big attacks.

Itemtopia - More than just receipts, warranties and recalls
Posted 9/25/2015 at 14:09 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Itemtopia Inc. has launched their free cross-platform app Itemtopia for iOS and Android. This next-generation application instantly notifies consumers if any item they own has been recalled (all vehicles and all consumer items) and allows consumers to attach receipts, warranties, photos and notes to each item at any time during the life of the item's ownership. Itemtopia therefore becomes a consumer's life with the things they own.

Baso Labs Releases Occasions for Mac
Posted 9/25/2015 at 14:07 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Baso Labs today introduces Occasions 1.0, a new app which reinvents the way we experience events, gifts and people on the Mac. Occasions allows anyone to store and combine events, gifts, and people along with notes, photos and likes in a fast and intuitive way. Searching is just as quick and easy, and Occasions offers seamless integration with iCloud contacts and much more. Occasions supports major holidays in 27 countries and localized in 10 languages.

MacWorld review of Zuli Smartplugs including their Proximity feature
Posted 9/25/2015 at 14:07 UTC in Reviews by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
MacWorld review of Zuli Smartplugs enable smart control of lighting but also create a mesh network with support for proximity filters to know when people enter and exit rooms and trigger actions based on that.

Top productivity app Drafts ready for iOS 9, coming soon for watchOS 2.0
Posted 9/18/2015 at 5:29 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Texas-based Agile Tortoise today announces Drafts 4.5.1, a top productivity app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch designed to be where you start anything involving text. Quickly capture notes and perform powerful, customizable actions to send text almost anywhere - now even more powerful with support for the latest features in iOS 9. Consistently ranked among the top productivity apps in the App Store, Drafts will be ready for watchOS 2.0 when it ships with an all-new native Watch app.

Exciting Update to TimeTag for Mac: Simple Time Tracking for Freelancers
Posted 9/18/2015 at 5:29 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Dallas-based Capparsa today announces TimeTag 3.00, an update to their popular productivity app for Mac OS X. TimeTag is a time management tool designed for on-the-go freelancers and people who want to track their time quickly and easily. Version 3.0 brings one of the most asked about features: syncing records with the iPhone and iPad. People can now login to their TimeTag Pro accounts created on their iPhone or iPad, and keep their records, tags and categories in sync automatically on the Mac.

Snapz Pro X 2.6.0 includes a number of fixes
Posted 9/17/2015 at 0:04 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Snapz Pro X 2.6.0 includes a number of fixes such as Fixed the 'kext' to be signed and work properly with OS X Yosemite & El Capitan; Added multiple fixes for Yosemite & El Capitan support; Fixed the multiple screen support in Mavericks, Yosemite & El Capitan; and Numerous bug fixes and enhancements.

Pendilly 1.0 for iOS - The App That Brings Back Excitement to Messaging
Posted 9/16/2015 at 23:55 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Paris based Dare Do Be today introduces Pendilly 1.0, their new messaging app for iOS devices. Pendilly allows anyone to type a message, capture or import a photo or video, and then choose a future time to deliver the message. The recipient then receives a notification telling them a message is on the way, but not what the message is, who it's from, or even when it will arrive. Optional "Why" tags add to the fun, as they are sent to the Pendilly recipient before the message is delivered.

Introducing Theodolite 5.0 - now with offline Outdoors maps
Posted 9/15/2015 at 19:47 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Hunter Research and Technology is excited to announce version 5.0 of its flagship augmented reality navigation app. Theodolite is a multi-function viewfinder for iPhone and iPad that combines a compass, two-axis inclinometer, rangefinder, GPS, map, nav calculator, tracker, and geo-tag photo/movie camera into one indispensable app. Theodolite is great for outdoor enthusiasts, professionals, students, teachers, explorers, and high-tech gadget lovers.

IGG Software Releases iBank 5.6 Featuring Enhancements to Online Billpay
Posted 9/15/2015 at 19:47 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
IGG Software today announces iBank 5.6, an important update to its leading flagship money management software for Mac OS X. With iBank, anyone can create budgets and control spending, increase savings and analyze investments, set goals and so much more. Version 5.6 introduces several new features as well as important bug fixes, offering better detailed payment information for online bill payments, significant improvements to its import engine and more.

AssistiveWare's Keeble 3.0 makes typing more accessible on iOS
Posted 9/15/2015 at 19:47 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
AssistiveWare today announces Keeble 3.0, a major update of its accessible keyboard that can be used in any iOS app as an alternative to the standard iOS keyboard. Keeble allows individuals with fine motor-challenges or vision impairments to type in any app. Keeble's layout can be customized for beginning as well as advanced typers. Version 3 adds support for iPhone and iPod touch, three new themes, new customization features, quick access to shortcuts, cursor keys and more.

Mac Data Recovery Guru 3.0 Adds More Reliable Scanning, More File Types
Posted 9/14/2015 at 17:36 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Mac OS X File Recovery today announces Mac Data Recovery Guru 3.0, an important update to its data recovery utility for Mac OS X. Mac Data Recovery Guru recovers all common file types from any Mac drive or volume. Select a drive and click "Scan," to see a list of all recoverable files available on the disk. Users then simply select the files they wish to recover, select a destination drive, and click "Recover." Version 3.0 offers more reliable scanning, and supports more recoverable file types.

iFinance 4 for Mac OS X Released - Keep Track of Your Finances
Posted 9/14/2015 at 17:36 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Synium Software announces the release of iFinance 4, their financial tracking app for Mac OS X. Keep track of income and expenses in the most convenient and fastest way. Know immediately what you spend money on and where your income comes from. iFinance 4 offers a broad range of easy-to-customize charts and reports, budgets, automatic categorization, and more. Optimizing your finances becomes a breeze! As an introductory offer, iFinance 4 is available for just 19.99, a 50% discount.

Arq Backup 4.14.5
Posted 9/14/2015 at 17:34 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Arq Backup 4.14.5 fixes the following issues: Read OneDrive folder listings page by page to work around timeout problems with OneDrive's API.
Added a workaround for a problem when trashing an Amazon Drive file. If Amazon gives a 500 error and Arq retries, sometimes the file was actually trashed and Amazon returns an undocumented 409 error. Arq now catches that and moves on; if schedule is set to manual, validationg interval fields in the settings UI are disabled; and fixed an issue where cache files were potentially written with the wrong user ID, causing permission-denied errors and slower performance


watchOS 2 coming on September 16
Posted 9/09/2015 at 19:49 UTC in Apple Watch by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
watchOS 2 will be officially released on September 16.

iOS 9 coming on September 16
Posted 9/09/2015 at 19:48 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
iOS 9 will be officially released on September 16

OS X El Capitan coming September 30
Posted 9/09/2015 at 19:47 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
OS X El Capitan is coming on September 30.

Apple announces new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus
Posted 9/09/2015 at 18:45 UTC in Apple by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Apple announced a new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus which adds a rose gold color, 7000 series aluminum, 3D touch, haptic feedback, an A9 processor, Hey Siri which is always listening and more.

Apple announces new Apple TV
Posted 9/09/2015 at 18:01 UTC in Apple by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Apple announced a new Apple TV that includes an App Store, new user interface, Siri integration and an all new remote that can double as a gaming controller and features touch sensitive gestures.

Apple announces Apple Pencil
Posted 9/09/2015 at 17:34 UTC in Apple by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Apple announces Apple Pencil which leverages multi touch with higher fidelity than possible with normal multi touch.

Apple announces The Smart Keyboard
Posted 9/09/2015 at 17:33 UTC in Apple by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Apple announced a Smart Keyboard for the new iPad Pro that combines the smart covers with a keyboard.

Apple announces the 12.9" iPad Pro
Posted 9/09/2015 at 17:31 UTC in Apple by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Apple announces the iPad Pro with a 12.9 inch screen, 4 speaker sound system, A9X chip and more.

The Property - landlord app for managing rental business on the go
Posted 9/09/2015 at 17:28 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
E-protect Ltd. today announces The Property 1.2.1 for IOS, its app for managing rental business financials on the go. The Property was specifically designed for self-managing landlords, private let-to-buy investors and residential property managers alike. This app tracks rental payments, expenses, tenant balance and payments history, helps to create and send rental invoices and payment receipts to tenants, shows instant financial reports, payment reminders, lease agreement renewals and more.

Arq Backup 4.14.4
Posted 9/07/2015 at 18:05 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Arq Backup 4.14.4 added a workaround for Amazon Drive where Amazon Drive sometimes doesn't return a full list of items in a directory (when a 500 error occurs during paging through the listing), causing Arq to fail to load backup records. Arq now compares the actual total item count received to the expected total; if it didn't get all the items, it retries until it does; fixed issues where Arq wasn't caching Google Drive folder IDs properly, causing the error "folderId not found for path" on Google Drive setup; fixed an issue with OneDrive where Arq Agent didn't immediately see folders configured for backup and improved OneDrive caching for better backup and restore performance.

A Better Finder Rename 10 starts public beta testing
Posted 9/06/2015 at 0:31 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
publicspace.net has released the first public beta of the upcoming 10th generation of their batch file renaming solution. A Better Finder Rename has long been the leading file, photo, video and music renaming utility on the Macintosh. A Better Finder Rename is a sophisticated tool that caters for the full range of file renaming tasks encountered by the modern creative professional. Version 10 introduces context aware highlighting, a new look and a sophistacted multi-step renaming interface.

WaterField Designs Unveils the US-Made, All-leather Cozmo 2.0 Laptop Bag
Posted 9/06/2015 at 0:30 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
San Francisco's WaterField Designs unveils the gorgeous, all-leather Cozmo 2.0, an elegant attache laptop bag with carefully-designed features to suit any business environment. Each bag is sewn from the same leather hide to insure consistency in tone and texture. The padded Macbook compartment cradles a computer and leaves plenty of room for more gear. The Cozmo 2.0 is available in sizes for 13 and 15-inch Macs laptops, exclusively from the WaterField Designs' online store.

iBeacon-Enable Your Next Meeting with Bleu Meetings and a Free Beacon
Posted 9/03/2015 at 22:28 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
The Bleu Meetings conference service uses a online service and iBeacon technology to modernize the way people receive meeting information. Attendees install a Passbook pass from the Bleu Meetings conference service on their smartphone and the pass is available on the lock screen when in range of the beacon. Meeting information on the pass can be updated at any time. A free beacon is provided when you sign up for the 30 day trial and it can be used with all of the Twocanoes Labs proximity apps.

Shimo 4 VPN Client for Mac - for Everyone
Posted 9/03/2015 at 22:28 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Feingeist Software GmbH today announces Shimo 4, the latest update to one of the leading virtual private network clients for Mac OS X. Shimo integrates seamlessly with OS X Yosemite and El Capitan. There is no need for an additional window to have full control over VPN connections. Connect and disconnect, access statistics and information straight from the drop down menu bar on OS X. Shimo 4 offers increased security and user productivity, all while retaining its simple and elegant design.

A Better Finder Rename 10 starts public beta testing
Posted 9/03/2015 at 22:28 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
publicspace.net has released the first public beta of the upcoming 10th generation of their batch file renaming solution. A Better Finder Rename has long been the leading file, photo, video and music renaming utility on the Macintosh. A Better Finder Rename is a sophisticated tool that caters for the full range of file renaming tasks encountered by the modern creative professional. Version 10 introduces context aware highlighting, a new look and a sophistacted multi-step renaming interface.

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