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

Export Messages - Save Print Backup Recover Text, SMS and iMessages
Posted 12/31/2015 at 14:58 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Aadi Zetta Techsoft Pvt Ltd today announces Export Messages app exclusively for iPhone and iPod touch. Export Messages allows you to backup iMessages and SMS from your device to a Mac or PC in XLS/CSV/HTML format. Using Export Messages, you can archive and maintain records of all your messages at a single location in a 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.

FlexiHub - sharing USB and Serial ports is now available for Mac OS X
Posted 12/24/2015 at 16:20 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Eltima Software releases FlexiHub, its revolutionary new file sharing solution for Mac OS X. FlexiHub was specifically developed for sharing of USB and Serial (COM) ports over network. It doesn't matter where shared ports with devices are; they can be across the road, in the same room, or across the globe. FlexiHub allows efficient management of remote devices, connection and disconnection are held without user's physical presence at the USB or Serial port.

New iPhone app DroneVR lets you fly DJI drones with a Google Cardboard
Posted 12/23/2015 at 22:06 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Appologics today announces DroneVR, a new app that turns an iPhone into an affordable virtual reality headset for flying drones in first person view (FPV) perspective. The app connects to drones such as the DJI Phantom or Inspire 1 and renders live video from the drone's camera in stereo side-by-side. Together with an affordable virtual reality headset mount such as a Google Cardboard this creates an immersive flying experience at a cost level never possible before.

Be Safe, Anywhere: T. L. McManus Capital Inc. releases iEmergency 2.2
Posted 12/23/2015 at 22:06 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Ottawa based T. L. McManus Capital Inc. today announces iEmergency 2.2, an update to their very popular iOS application. Perfect for camping, travel, and working outdoors, iEmergency is a global, multilingual emergency toolset for iPhone devices. It works everywhere in the world, and includes the data, tools, and resources you need to survive an emergency. iEmergency is now more powerful than ever, with new tools and resources to help you survive any emergency! Be safe, anywhere.

Appocto Introduces PDF Shrinker for Mac OS X
Posted 12/23/2015 at 22:05 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Appocto today introduces PDF Shrinker, a new addition to their popular series of smart applications for the Mac OSX platform. With no effort and within seconds, anyone can shrink and compress their PDF files making them smaller and easier to email. With no need for advanced and expensive PDF editing tools, users can decide how much they want to compress PSD files, and at which quality. PDF Shrinker is an elegant, easy-to-learn and highly appreciated application.

Typinator 6.8 provides new markers for calendar week and numeric weekday
Posted 12/17/2015 at 18:30 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Ergonis Software today announced Typinator 6.8, a new version of their popular text expander. The new version comes with new markers for calendar week (ISO and U.S. numbering) and for the numeric weekday, and improves the structure of some submenus in the markers pop-up menu. The installer has been improved and now shows a confirmation of the successful installation only when the Typinator window does not open anyway.

DriveDx 1.4.2 for Mac - Save yourself from Data Loss and Downtime
Posted 12/17/2015 at 18:30 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
BinaryFruit today announces the immediate availability of DriveDx 1.4.2, its latest solution for SSD and HDD health diagnostics and monitoring. As Mac OS X does not have a comprehensive drive health indicator, DriveDx fills a critical role in measuring the overall health of both SSD and HDD drives. Because DriveDx tracks more indicators of impending failure than any other product on the market, users will get advanced warning before their drives fail.

Audio Switcher 2.5.6 released for OS X - Manage Audio Devices
Posted 12/17/2015 at 18:29 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Spike Software Inc. today announces Audio Switcher 2.5.6, the latest update to its popular menubar applet utility developed exclusively for Mac OS X. Audio Switcher enhances the built-in behavior of Mac OS X's Sound Preferences by allowing you switch audio devices from the menu bar. Audio Switcher also allows to setup default input/output devices. Audio Switcher now lists the name of the input/output source of connected devices instead of Default Output or Built-In Input.

Pixelmator Team Brings Its Powerful Image Editor to the iPad Pro
Posted 12/13/2015 at 5:34 UTC in iPad by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Pixelmator Team today announces Pixelmator for iOS 2.2, 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 2.2 now works perfectly on the iPad Pro, fully supports the new Apple Pencil and allows you to open and edit 16K images. The update also adds 3D Touch support on iPhone 6s and so much more.

MacID fixes some crashes
Posted 12/09/2015 at 12:33 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
MacID gixes some crashes, thank you everyone who's enabled crash reporting; and Improves text entry and puts it onto its own thread.

tvOS 9.1 supports Remote App
Posted 12/09/2015 at 2:03 UTC in Apple TV by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
tvOS 9.1 now supports the Remote app and enables iOS devices to be used as a D pad.

WatchOS 2.1 adds additional languages and bug fixes
Posted 12/09/2015 at 2:00 UTC in Apple Watch by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
WatchOS 2.1 brings support for additional languages and includes bug fixes.

OS X El Capitan v10.11.2 Update is recommended for all OS X El Capitan users
Posted 12/09/2015 at 1:56 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
OS X El Capitan v10.11.2 Update is recommended for all OS X El Capitan users and Improves Wi-Fi reliability; Improves the reliability of Handoff and AirDrop; Fixes an issue that may cause Bluetooth devices to disconnect; Fixes an issue that prevented Mail from deleting messages in an offline Exchange account; Fixes an issue that prevented importing photos from an iPhone to a Mac using a USB cable; Improves iCloud Photo Sharing for Live Photos; Fixes an issue that may prevent Mail from completing the upgrade; and Fixes an issue that may prevent signing in to FaceTime and Messages.

iOS 9.2 contains improvements and bug fixes
Posted 12/09/2015 at 1:54 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
iOS 9.2 update contains improvements and bug fixes including Apple Music improvements; A new Top Stories section in News so you can stay up to date with the most important news of the day (available in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia); Mail Drop in Mail for sending large attachments; iBooks now supports 3D Touch to peek and pop pages from the table of contents, your notes and bookmarks, or from search results inside a book; iBooks now supports listening to an audiobook while you browse your library, read other books, or explore the iBooks Store; iPhone support for the USB Camera Adapter to import photos and videos; Improved stability of Safari; Improved stability of Podcasts; Fixing an issue that caused mail attachments to be inaccessible for some users with POP email accounts; Resolving an issue for some users that caused attachments to overlap text in mail; Fixing an issue where Live Photos could have turned off after restoring from a previous iCloud backup; Addressing an issue that could cause search in Contacts to display no results; Resolving an issue that could have prevented Calendar from displaying all seven days in week view; Fixing an issue where Camera screen on iPad could be black when attempting to capture video; Addressing an issue that could cause instability in the Activity app when viewing the day of Daylight Savings Time transition; Fixing an issue that could prevent data from appearing in Health; Fixing an issue that could prevent Wallet updates and Lock screen alerts from displaying; Addressing an issue where updating iOS could prevent an alarm from going off; Fixing an issue where some users were unable to login to Find my iPhone; Fixing an issue that prevented some manual iCloud Backups from completing; Addressing an issue where using the iPad keyboard could unintentionally trigger text selection mode; Improved keyboard responsiveness when using Quick Reply; Improved punctuation input on the 10-key Chinese (Pinyin & Stroke) keyboards with new expanded view of punctuation symbols and better predictions; Fixing an issue on Cyrillic keyboards where caps lock would be enabled when typing in URL or email fields; Siri support for Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates); and Accessibility improvements.

Tamper releases Curiosity - A beautiful context-aware Wikipedia reader
Posted 12/09/2015 at 1:51 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Tamper LLC today introduces Curiosity 1.0, a beautiful location-aware Wikipedia reader for iPhone. Curiosity is the best companion to explore the world around you. The app surfaces interesting and relevant content to users based on their location, recent events, and hand-curated lists. Users can immediately see what movies were filmed nearby, historic battles that took place around them, as well as other curated sections that are constantly being updated and change with location and time.

The Audio Extractor 2.1 - The 7-in-1 Audio App for Music Lovers
Posted 12/09/2015 at 1:51 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Dubai-based independent developer, Ammar Salem announces The Audio Extractor 2.1, an important update to his popular audio utility app for iOS devices. The Audio Extractor offers seven music apps in one. The app brings the ability to extract audio from videos stored in a device's Camera Roll. This app also offers a song editor, a voice changer, a BPM calculator, text-to-speech, and music recognition capabilities. Version 2.1 now includes MemoTone an entertaining tone memory game.

SCSC Releases ClearTime for the Mac OS X Operating System
Posted 12/05/2015 at 3:30 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Virginia based Software and Computer System Company, LLC has released ClearTime for the Mac OS X operating system. ClearTime is fully configurable clock and alarm system designed to provide computer users with a more obvious and configurable alarm and clock monitor than those found with standard Mac applications. The product features a fully configurable clock with user configurable sizes and colors, and alarms that can be configured to use built in sounds or user selected audio tracks.

Duplicates Finder released for OS X - Find and Delete All Duplicates
Posted 12/04/2015 at 4:35 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Nektony today introduces Duplicates Finder 3.0.6, their new freeware utility to find any duplicate file on Mac OS X. Duplicates Finder was specifically developed to help anyone find and delete all duplicate files en masse. Files are categorized by types for images, videos, music, archives, documents and all other specific extensions. Every found file is displayed in a correspondening category with its location on the hard drive, a quick link to the Finder, as well with file preview.

DayMap 2.1.1 Offers Enhanced User Experience and Updated Look
Posted 12/01/2015 at 15:05 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Virginia based Whetstone Apps today announces DayMap 2.1.1 an important update to their popular productivity app for Mac OS X. DayMap was specifically developed with the belief that visual people deserve an organizer tailored to their strengths. With many user experience improvements as well as an updated interface, DayMap offers a unique way of organizing and scheduling projects and tasks in a visually intuitive Project Outliner and Weekly or Monthly Scheduler.

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