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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 13:24

MacNN and MacNews will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, as our staff celebrates Thanksgiving with our families. We hope all our readers and sponsors have a wonderful “Turkey Day” and a great weekend. We’ll be back on our regular schedule Monday, Nov. 27.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:13

MacNN and MacNews will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, as our staff celebrates Thanksgiving with our families. We hope all our readers and sponsors have a wonderful “Turkey Day” and a great weekend. We’ll be back on our regular schedule Monday, Nov. 27.

iBarcoder for macOS revved to version 3.9.4

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 22:34

Cristallight Software has released iBarcoder 3.9.4, an update to their barcode maker and label generator for macOS.

The app allows users to create and customize any style, shape, or size barcode and print them as labels, stickers and tags with just a few mouse clicks. The created barcodes are scannable with any stationary, cabled or wireless scanners. Version 3.9.4 brings functionality improvements to the app.

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TouchCopy for Mac updated to backup iPhone music and messages over Wi-Fi

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 22:31

Wide Angle Software has announced TouchCopy 16 (https://www.wideanglesoftware.com/touchcopy/), an update to the Mac version of their iPod and iPhone transfer software.

The new version of the TouchCopy adds support for Apple's new iPhone 8 and iPhone X. It enables users to backup all iPhone data such as music, photos and messages wirelessly from iPhones and other iOS devices to a Mac.

TouchCopy — usually priced at $29.99 for a one-year, single user license, or $39.99 (USD) for a lifetime, two-computer license, is now available from only $22.50 — through Tuesday, Nov. 30.

3D4Medical releases Complete Heart for the iPad and Mac

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 22:26

3D4Medical (http://3d4med.com), a developer of 3D medical educational technology, has unveiled the latest addition to its Complete platform with the addition of Complete Heart for the iPad and Mac.

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CS Odessa Announces Update to Timeline Diagrams in ConceptDraw Solutions

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:45

CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has announced the new edition of Timeline Diagrams solution for ConceptDraw Pro. The company is introducing a new set of libraries that provide a range of objects to support documentation and graphics that deal with timeline events. The addition to Solution Park is a free item for current users of ConceptDraw Pro 11.

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PDFConverterOCR for macOS upgraded to version 5.1.0

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:22

Cisdem (www.cisdem.com) has updated PDFConverterOCR for macOS to version 5.1.0. The app can help batch convert both native and scanned PDF files to a variety of editable formats, such as Word, Pages, Excel, PPT, Text, etc.

This new version is a maintenance upgrade with bug fixes and performance tweaks. PDF Converter OCR costs $49.99. A demo is available for download.

New Drum Loop Collection available for DrumCore 4

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:18

Dennis Chambers' drum loops are now available for Sonoma Wire Works' DrumCore 4 AAX/VST3/AU plug-in. The first in a series, the Rosanna-ish set includes 62 audio loops and fills for $4.99.

DrumCore 4 is available in three editions that contain the same plug-in. The differences are how it is delivered (download, USB Flash drive, or Solid State drive) and how much content is included by famous drummers who have played with the bands listed below. All editions can be expanded with content by more than 25 drummers in DrumCore 4's built-in store (http://www.sonomawireworks.com/drumcore/).

Easy Cut Studio for macOS upgraded to version 4.102

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:18

EasyCut Studio has updated Easy Cut Studio, its vinyl cutting software, to version 4.102. The app is for designing and outputting vinyl and digital print graphics.

The upgrade adds supports for over 100 new vinyl cutters including Goldcut JK Series, Redsail, Liyu, KingCut, Roland PNC, Secabo, Creation PCut, TENETH, UKCutter, VicSign, Ioline and more. It also adds cut selection only and mirror options for Roland cutting machines.

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Promise Technology introduces new Thunderbolt 3 dock

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:42

Promise Technology (https://www.promise.com/us/) has announced the addition of a Thunderbolt 3 dock to its lineup of solutions for rich media workflows.

Through the new dock, users c-an add two 4K displays, charge devices, daisy-chain Thunderbolt 3 hard drives, connect USB devices, transfer SD card content, and more -- over a single connection. The $249 TD-300 brings it all together to expand the capabilities of Thunderbolt 3-enabled macOS and Windows 10 platforms.

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Apple Park Visitor Center opens to the public

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:33

The Apple Park Visitor Center opened in Cupertino, California, Friday morning, welcoming neighbors and guests from surrounding areas to experience Apple Park’s innovations. It’s is an architectural extension of the new campus (the “spaceship campus”) with similar aesthetics in staircases, stone walls and terrazzo floors.

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Apple issues new developer betas of iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2, tvOS 11.2

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:26

Apple has issued the fourth developer betas of iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2 and tvOS 11.2. Developers can download the betas through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the App Store.

iHome expands line of Bluetooth Speaker Vanity Mirrors

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:14

iHome (www.ihomeaudio.com) is expanding its line of Bluetooth Speaker Vanity Mirrors with the iCVBT10 Reflect Pro model. This flat panel portable telescoping model with Built-in Siri and Google Voice is now available for purchase online and in-store at amazon.com and Bed Bath & Beyond for $199.99.

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Apple releases iOS 11.1.2

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 21:21

Apple has released iOS 11.1.2, which addresses an issue in which some iPhone X models became unresponsive in cold weather. The update also:

° Fixes an issue where the iPhone X screen becomes temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid temperature drop

° Addresses an issue that could cause distortion in Live Photos and videos captured with iPhone X

The iOS 11.1.2 update can be downloaded for free on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. Go to Settings --> General --> Software Update.

Apple releases fourth developer beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 20:24

Apple has released the fourth developer beta version of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2. Registered developers can download it from Apple's Developer Center — or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

IK Multimedia releases iRig Keys I/O 25 & 49 keyboard controllers

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:09

IK Multimedia (www.ikmultimedia.com has announced that iRig Keys I/O, a keyboard controller range featuring a built-in audio interface, is now shipping worldwide.

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DiRT Rally rolls onto the Mac

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:19

DiRT Rally is now out for the Mac platform. It’s available from the Feral Store (http://tinyurl.com/y8ym93sw) for $59.99 and will be coming to the Mac App Store soon. DiRT Rally requires macOS 10.13 or higher.

Here’s how the game is described: “Experience all the thrill of racing on the edge in DiRT Rally, the most authentic rally game ever engineered. Strap yourself in and hurtle down the most dangerous tracks in the world, from the drenched pine forests of Wales to the crumbling hillsides of Greece.”

Mapdiva updates Artboard 2 for macOS High Sierra

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:10

Mapdiva has released Artboard 2.0.7 for macOS High Sierra. It’s a maintainance update of the drawing software to create crisp vector graphics, logos, icons, and illustrations.

Artboard features "smart" objects, direct select tool, a powerful style generator and stacked styles that go way beyond simple fill and stroke, providing a wide range of spectacular effects. Templates help people, such as small business owners, students, hobbyist and 2D game designers, get started on their projects.

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AKVIS releases Akvis Retoucher 9.0

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:05

AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has announced Retoucher 9.0, an upgraded of its photo restoration software. The new version offers a number of Color Correction parameters, the flexible Crop tool, as well as the Vignette option that lightens/darkens the image at its perimeter.

AKVIS Retoucher helps to remove dust, scratches, date stamps and other unwanted details from photos. Also, it’s possible to improve image composition and reconstruct missing parts using the information of the surrounding areas. On the Mac platform, AKVIS Retoucher requires macOS 9.0.12 or higher.

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Maintain Serves Up Cocktail 11.1 (High Sierra Edition)

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 17:17

Maintain has served up Cocktail 11.1 (High Sierra Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS High Sierra.

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. This version adds the ability to clear Twitter caches and macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 compatibility. It also has performance tweaks and bug fixes.

Cocktail costs $19 for a single user license. A demo is available for download (http://www.maintain.se/cocktail).

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