June 2017 Archived News - From newest -> oldest...

Hydra 4.1 Brings New Color Grading for Improved HDR Result on Mac
Posted 6/30/2017 at 14:37 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Mons based Creaceed today releases Hydra 4.1, a new version of their popular HDR app for Mac OS X. Hydra enables the creation of HDR images based on pictures taken with exposure shifts or alternatively from a single RAW or JPEG image. Hydra is fully optimised for Metal and macOS Sierra, and offers a simple user experience as well as more advanced options such as a precise image alignment, real-time preview and more. Version 4.1 features an improved tone mapper with a new color grading technique.

NeoFinder Mac 7.1 - DAM for Affinity Photo and Designer
Posted 6/30/2017 at 14:36 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Norbert M. Doerner today released NeoFinder 7.1, the first major update for NeoFinder 7. NeoFinder helps anyone keep track of digital files, photos, songs, movies, fonts on hard drives, USB sticks, servers, Blu-ray disks, DVD-ROMs, CDROMs, and any other digital media. The new version includes much enhanced video cataloging, better workflow integration ("Open with..." menu and lossless image rotation), integrated Dropbox cataloging, and full support for Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer.

MacFamilyTree 8.2 - Family history for Mac, most beautiful charts ever
Posted 6/30/2017 at 14:36 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Synium Software GmbH today announces MacFamilyTree 8.2, a huge update to their popular genealogy app for macOS. MacFamilyTree offers many ways to explore your personal family history, discover your origins, and how your family has evolved over the course of time. New in MacFamilyTree 8.2: The most beautiful and versatile charts in computer genealogy even got better. Effortlessly adjust coloring, shadows, line styles, information to display, and fonts for all charts.

Note-taking app SnipNotes arrives on the Mac
Posted 6/30/2017 at 14:35 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Felix Lisczyk introduces SnipNotes for macOS, which extends the existing iOS app. SnipNotes combines a highly configurable clipboard manager with an intelligent note-taking app: Users can quickly save any content from their clipboard, websites and more. SnipNotes categorizes notes automatically based on their content and provides a set of actions for each type. SnipNotes for macOS transports this concept to the Mac and integrates into many system technologies like Handoff and the new Touch Bar.

Vitamin-R Pomodoro time management tool adds Things 3 support
Posted 6/30/2017 at 14:33 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
publicspace today announces Vitamin-R 2.48 for macOS. Vitamin-R breaks down large, vaguely defined tasks into a series of short time slices of between 10 and 30 minutes, each with specific, easily reachable and actionable objectives - helping to improve focus and overcome procrastination. It features an array of highly configurable visual, audio and speech notifications. The new version adds support for the Things 3 todo list manager.

Rest Time 1.0 - The small, simple and elegant macOS break reminder
Posted 6/30/2017 at 14:32 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
publicspace today announces Rest Time for macOS. Rest Time is a small, simple, elegant and unobtrusive break reminder written completely in Swift and using Apple's latest platform technologies. Rest Time schedules breaks intelligently taking into account user activity and device status. It does so without requiring privileged access and thus preserves the user's privacy and internet security. Rest Time is designed to minimize disruption and to be easy to live with.

Matrix News reads your Incoming News - Free your Eyes from your Device
Posted 6/30/2017 at 14:32 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Austin based developer, Matrix News LLC today introduces Matrix News 1.0, a brand new speaking RSS reader and Radio player app for iOS devices. Matrix News allows you to view all of your preferred news sources and play your favorite radio stations from a single place. When configured with all of your favorite news, this app is the most efficient news reader that you'll encounter with its unique features. It will even read the incoming news to you.

Moneyspire Announces Support for Over 9,000 Financial Institutions
Posted 6/30/2017 at 14:32 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
California based Moneyspire Inc. today announces Moneyspire Connect, the company's new service that allows its personal finance software users to download transactions from over 9,000 financial institutions in the U.S. and around the world. Along with Moneyspire Connect, Moneyspire personal finance software brings your entire financial life together in one place, and helps give you peace of mind - all with one click transaction downloading!

New watchOS app comes to Informant 5 by Pocket Informant
Posted 6/30/2017 at 14:31 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Utah based Fanatic Software today announces Pocket Informant 5.11, the latest update to their award-winning app for iOS and Android devices. Informant 5 is a cross-platform planner app that combines your Calendar, Tasks, Projects, and Notes into a single app. Version 5.11 introduces a new Date Picker that resembles an actual calendar, and a new watchOS app. This release also addresses a number of small fixes and crashes that some users were experiencing.

New PDF Studio 12 adds PDF Imposition, Excel to PDF and PDF to Word
Posted 6/16/2017 at 15:46 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Atlanta based Qoppa Software today announces PDF Studio 12, an important update to their powerful, easy-to-use PDF editing application for Windows, Mac and Linux. PDF Studio provides all the necessary features that are needed but offered at a fraction of the cost of other PDF editors while maintaining full compatibility with the PDF Standard. Version 12 adds many new exciting features including PDF Imposition, Scanning Configuration, Excel to PDF Conversion, Page Resize, and 4K Display Support.

ChackApps released TicktsUp 1.0.1 for iOS - Scan and Save your Receipts
Posted 6/16/2017 at 15:46 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
ChackApps has released TicktsUp 1.0.1 for iOS, their lifestyle app to scan and save your purchase receipts. TicktsUp is a very simple app with very clear functionality. Simply select the new ticket option, enter a short description, choose a category, and scan the receipt by taking a photo. The app will automatically recognize the edges of the ticket and now it is saved and accessible. Save your receipts and/or warranty on your mobile device. Version 1.0.1 includes minor bug fixes.

PopChar 8 offers custom layouts, ligatures, emoji support and more
Posted 6/16/2017 at 15:46 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Longtime Mac developer, Ergonis Software today releases PopChar X 8.0, a major new version of the company's award-winning tool for finding and inserting special characters and exploring fonts. PopChar makes typing of unusual characters easy without having to remember keyboard combinations. Thousands of special characters are only a few clicks away. Version 8.0 introduces more than 40 improvements, like custom layouts, support for ligatures, extensive emoji support, and much more.

App Wrapper 3.8 for OS X - High Sierra DP ready and New App Diagnostics
Posted 6/16/2017 at 15:46 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Ohanaware Co., Ltd. today announces App Wrapper 3.8, an important feature update to their popular App Store preparation tool. App Wrapper was designed to simplify the process of preparing applications for submission to the Mac App Store and deploying on web sites. Version 3.8 introduces the new Application Diagnostics function, designed to check an application against 120 App Store rejection reasons, 70 potential code sign failures and critical issues, and so much more.

SeizAlarm Version 3.0 Can Now Detect Seizures With The Apple Watch
Posted 6/16/2017 at 15:45 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Orlando based SeizAlarm, LLC releases version 3.0 of their iPhone and Apple Watch app SeizAlarm, which can now detect seizures with the Apple Watch. SeizAlarm offers those with epilepsy and other seizure disorders the ability to quickly request help from caregivers automatically by monitoring motion and/or heart rate using the Apple Watch or monitoring motion with the iPhone. Caregivers receive a text, email and a phone call which includes GPS coordinates.

Welcome SyncMate 6.7 - an improved version of Mac synchronization tool
Posted 6/16/2017 at 15:45 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Eltima Software releases SyncMate 6.7, an updated version of their powerful synchronization tool for OS X. SyncMate allows syncing Mac computers with iOS and Android devices, other Macs, MTP devices, as well as with online storage accounts such as Google, Dropbox, iCloud and Microsoft Services, including Outlook, Office 365 Home and Business accounts. The latest version of SyncMate offers a more reliable and fast sync mechanism thus ensuring correct data transfer.

Rooster 1.0 - Wake on LAN for Apple TV
Posted 6/16/2017 at 15:44 UTC in Apple TV by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Basil Salad Software today introduces Rooster 1.0, a wake-on-LAN solution for the Apple TV. Rooster brings network devices out of standby for easy access to media servers from the living room. Rooster is best used with a network-attached storage device that serves media files to the Apple TV. Users can now schedule these NAS' up-time to keep them online only on times when they are expected to be in use. On other times, users can wake up the device as needed from the Apple TV using Rooster.

HomePod is a integrated speaker and Siri assistant
Posted 6/05/2017 at 20:33 UTC in Apple by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
HomePod combines Siri with a powerful speaker that sounds amazing, adapts to wherever it’s playing, and is fully integrate to Apple Music. It can sense where in the room it’s playing and adapt its sound accordingly and includes seven beamforming tweeters that precisely focus the sound, from very narrow beams all the way to true, consistent 360º audio.

iPad Pro adds 10.5 inch model
Posted 6/05/2017 at 20:29 UTC in iPad by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Apple has added a 10.5 inch iPad Pro adds 10.5 inch model to the iPad lineup which now includes iPad mini, iPad, iPad 10.5 inch and iPad 12.9 inch models.

MacBook and MacBook Pro's upgraded with Kaby Lake processors
Posted 6/05/2017 at 20:27 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Apple has updated its MacBook and MacBook Pro lines with Kaby Lake processors to improve performance and various other improvements such as adding the refined butterfly switch keyboard to the MacBook.

iMac Pro
Posted 6/05/2017 at 20:24 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
The iMac Pro is a more powerful iMac that brings professional level performance to the iMac line along with a 4K display.

watchOS 4 includes enhancements to numerous key features
Posted 6/05/2017 at 20:22 UTC in Apple Watch by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
watchOS 4 includes enhancements to numerous key features including activity tracking, workouts, more intelligent Siri assistant and for developers more background options and access to Core Bluetooth and Water Lock.

iOS 11 introduces new features
Posted 6/05/2017 at 20:20 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
iOS 11 introduces new features such as a file browser, updated dock, enhanced multitasking, drag and drop, markup/notes/drawing with the Apple Pencil, scanning and signing, an Augmented Reality toolkit and more.

macOS High Sierra introduces a number of new technologies
Posted 6/05/2017 at 20:17 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
macOS High Sierra introduces new technologies make the OS more reliable, capable, and responsive including finally moving to the new Apple File System, integrated HEVC video codec, integrated VR support, privacy and autoplay protection in Safari and more.

Maintain Releases Cocktail 10.3.4 (Sierra Edition)
Posted 6/02/2017 at 3:25 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Maintain today announces Cocktail 10.3.4 (Sierra Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running macOS Sierra. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. This version adds ability to show heat map in Year view in Calendar and ability to disable checking for updates for connected devices in iTunes. It also fixes some compatibility issues with System Integrity Protection and adds macOS Sierra 10.12.5 compatibility.

DEVONthink To Go 2.1.5: Icon view for databases and more
Posted 6/02/2017 at 3:25 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
DEVONtechnologies today announces DEVONthink To Go 2.1.5, the iOS companion to DEVONthink for Mac. Serving as repository for a large variety of data types DEVONthink To Go lets users keep all their important documents with them at all times. It offers a rich set of organizing features as well as built-in viewers & editors for many file formats. Version 2.1.5 fixes minor bugs, shows databases and smart groups as icons, extends the way Markdown and HTML documents can reference resources and more.

HoudahSpot 4.3 - Ultra-fast file search for Mac gets speed boost
Posted 6/02/2017 at 3:25 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Houdah Software today releases HoudahSpot 4.3, a major feature update to the versatile file search tool for Mac. HoudahSpot combines fast and precise file search with a flexible results display and previews to help finding the right document, email message, photo or video file. Version 4.3 improves performance, easy file tagging from the contextual menu, improved autocomplete on Finder tags in search and file tagging, as well as improved support for international character sets in text preview.

Pixelmator Team Teases With Upcoming New Mac App
Posted 6/02/2017 at 3:24 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
The Pixelmator Team today teased users with an upcoming new Mac app, which has secretly been in development for the last 5 years. The company is up to something really big, and incredibly excited to finally start unveiling what they have been passionately working on. To celebrate the announcement, the company has set up a special website that lets users sign up to be notified about any new details as soon as they are revealed.

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