DRmare Studio has unveiled M4V Converter for Mac, a new version of its DRM decryption tool.
The app allows anyone running iTunes 12.7 to remove DRM protection from all iTunes M4V video files, such as movies, TV episodes, music videos, and iTunes Extras without any obstacle. This version fixes iTunes 12.7 compatibility issues on macOS 10.12 Sierra or lower.
M4V Converter for Mac requires macOS 10.8 or higher. A demo is available for download (http://www.drmare.com/m4v-converter-for-mac/). Registration is $44.95.
Recosoft Corp. has launched PDF2Office Professional 2017, the latest release of the macOS tool for converting PDF and Windows XPS to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OmniGraffle. The upgrade is now a fully optimized 64-bit app with a modernized user interface, a new area select tool, and more.
PDF2Office Professional 2017 requires macOS 10.9 or later. It costs $59.99 and is available at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/yd9qx4ah).
Lemke Software has rolled out GraphicConverter 10.5, an update to their image editing utility for macOS.
The app offers anyone the ability to convert almost any graphic file format into nearly 80 graphic formats. Version 10.5 brings support for the new features of macOS High Sierra, new browser functions, improved RAW import with libraw, horizon correction for open images, extraction of image objects for open images and in batch, and much more.
St. Clair Software has released Default Folder X 5.1.6 (http://tinyurl.com/2gm24v), an update to their utility for macOS.
Default Folder X enhances the file dialogs in all macOS applications. It provides fast navigation to your files, convenient previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Default Folder X's custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Version 5.1.6 adds support for High Sierra and delivers numerous other improvements.
Zevrix Solutions has released LinkOptimizer 5.2, a compatibility update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign.
LinkOptimizer can automatically resize InDesign links to their final dimensions at specific target resolution. The app can also assign colors profiles, perform image adjustments and convert file formats. The new version makes LinkOptimizer a 64-bit app and introduces support for the upcoming macOS 10.13 High Sierra.
Paragon Software Group (PSG) has released a new edition of Paragon CampTune, a utility for redistribution of disk space between HFS+ or APFS (Apple File System) and NTFS partitions on macOS systems.
With just one slider, dual-boot users can instantly allocate more disk space to either macOS or Windows operating systems. Paragon CampTune is the first Paragon macOS product to support Apple’s APFS. The update also offers a host of new features, including System Integrity Protection (SIP) management, which allows users to selectively disable individual parameters for this security option. P
OWC has announced the OWC USB-C Travel Dock, which lets you connect its integrated USB-C cable to a Mac or PC laptop or other computer to utilize its five ports of mobile connectivity from a dock small enough to fit in a pocket.
ProtectStar (www.protectstar.com) has upgraded Data Shredder, their military grade data deletion tool for macOS (10.11 or higher), to version 1.0.4.
The utility deletes data using secure deletion methods that meet and exceed government, military, and industry standards. Users drag ’n drop files, folders, volumes or even external devices to the app. Data Shredder then erases any chance for data reconstruction.
Montibus has announced Suite for Pixelmator 2.0, an update to their add-on suite for the Pixelmator image editor for macOS.
It offers more than 1,800 brushes, shapes and gradients for use in the popular Pixelmator image editor. Version 2.0 brings 112 new brushes, 100 new shapes, 50 new gradients, and 10 new styles. The new additions allow users to apply high-quality effects to their images.
Cisdem has upgraded PDFConverterOCR for Mac to version 5.0.
Cisdem is a PDF Converter with OCR ability that can convert both normal and scanned PDF documents or images into other popular documents (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Text, Rtfd, ePub, HTML, Keynote, Pages, and Image) while preserves original tables, text, fonts, images, graphics and hyperlinks. Version 5.0 adds the ability to create PDFs and merge files to PDFs.
ProtectStar has updated iLocker for Mac to version 1.0.1. The app allows users of shared Macs password protect any app on their computer's hard drive.
Parents can drag and drop apps or files into the iLocker window, set a password, and their selections are protected from unauthorized access by their offspring. The app also supports the MacBook Pro's Touch ID sensor.
iLocker for Mac requires macOS 10.11. It’s available for $19.90 at the ProtectStar website (https://www.protectstar.com/en/).
Promise Technology is shipping its newest personal storage device, Apollo Cloud 2 Duo, which is available in Apple stores. With enhanced iOS 11 features and no monthly or yearly fees, it gives Apple users the ability to store important data off the Internet onto a secure personal cloud, with all transactions encrypted.
Smile has released PDFpen 3 and PDFpen Pro 3 for macOS (10.11 and higher). They’re PDF editing apps that allow you to sync documents between devices for editing via iCloud Drive, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneNote.
Version 3 is made for iOS 11, using the new Files interface for document management. The upgrade also support drag and drop in iOS 11.
PDFpen is available for $74.95. PDFpenPro is $124.95. Demo versions are available at the Smile website (https://smilesoftware.com/PDFpen).
Along with a plethora of other updates, Apple has rolled out Safari 11, an update of its web browser for macOS (Sierra and the upcoming High Sierra). It’s a free update at the Mac App Store. The update:
° Stops media with audio from automatically playing on most websites.
°Adds the ability to configure Reader, content blockers, page zoom, and auto-play settings on a per-website basis, or for all websites.
° Improves AutoFill accuracy from Contacts cards.
° Includes updated media controls for HTML video and audio.
° Enhances performance and efficiency.
Apple has released watchOS 4, featuring a “proactive” Siri watch face, personalized Activity coaching and a new music experience. The update also sports an enhanced Workout app and introduces GymKit, a technology platform that will offer customers connected workouts with cardio equipment.
iPhone and iPad customers around the world can now update their devices to iOS 11, which brings augmented reality to iOS devices and new professional capabilities improve images in Photos and Camera.
Siri is more natural and useful and a redesigned App Store makes it easier to discover apps and games. The all-new Dock provides quick access to favorite and frequently used apps and documents from any screen and makes it easier to work with multiple apps with Split View and now Slide Over.
Stairways Software has rolled out Keyboard Maestro 8.0, the new version of its automation tool for the Mac.
With it, you can automate almost any repetitive task you do on your Mac—from opening web pages at a specific time to rating iTunes songs. Version 8.0 enhances the editor, expands MIDI support, adds comprehensive AppleScript support, revamps the clipboard switchers, adds Gesture, Cron and Remote triggers, with lots of new actions and additions to the engine, and more.
Belkin has announced the 3.5 mm Audio + Charge RockStar adapter for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus. It plugs into the Lightning connector, offering a way for users to simultaneously charge their iPhone and listen to music using 3.5 mm headphone jack devices.
Ergonis Software has announced Typinator 7.3, a maintenance update to their text expander.
It’s not only a typing assistant that speeds repetitive typing tasks, but also a system-wide auto-correction tool that automatically fixes typing errors and misspelled words. Version 7.3 comes with more than 40 enhancements and is compatible with the upcoming macOS High Sierra, which is due next week.
StatGeek has announced Lineup and Lineup Plus for the Mac. They allow users to produce advanced basketball statistics along with statistics on 5-man groups, 2-man groups and 3-man groups in seconds.
Each program works off play-by-play data produced by any number of statistics programs, including StatGeek’s own iPad app. Lineup produces advanced statistics such as effective field goal percentage, true shooting percentage and efficiency along with five-man lineup data.