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Promise Technology introduces new Thunderbolt 3 dock

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:42

Promise Technology ( 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 ( 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 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 (

KeyCue 8.6 for macOS comes with new and improved themes

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:15

Ergonis Software has released KeyCue 8.6, a new version of the keyboard shortcut “cheat sheet” for the Mac.

KeyCue displays an instant overview of the currently available keyboard shortcuts; application-specific menu shortcuts as well as system-wide hotkeys and user-defined shortcut descriptions. Version 8.6 ships with new Tioga and Tenaya themes and offers improvements with regard to installation, usability, speed, and overall stability.

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Star Micronics announces Apple Certified AirPrint POS Printer

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 14:11

POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics ( has officially received certification for the first Apple AirPrint POS printer: the $376 Star TSP654II AirPrint. This company says it’s the first 80 and 58mm receipt and ticket POS printer on the market to be Apple AirPrint certified.

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Foundry376 launches Mailspring for macOS High Sierra

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 14:01

Foundry376 has launched Mailspring (, a desktop email client designed for macOS High Sierra.

It sports features such as an unified inbox, snoozing, reminders, templates, offline search, and support for Gmail labels. It comes with six built-in themes. The app offers mail rules and customizable keyboard shortcuts.

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Acclivity releases AccountEdge Pro 2018 for macOS, Windows

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:55

Acclivity has released AccountEdge Pro 2018, an upgrade of the small business accounting native desktop software for macOS and Windows.

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Apple releases four new developer betas

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 18:40

Apple has released new developer betas of macOS 10.13.2, 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.

Output Factory for Adobe InDesign addresses macOS Security Bug -

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:24

Zevrix Solutions has announced Output Factory 2.2.2, a maintenance update to company's output automation solution for Adobe InDesign.

Output Factory automates printing, exporting and preflighting from InDesign and offers batch processing, export as single pages, layer versioning, preflighting and more. The new version addressed a macOS security bug that invoked app translocation for no reason, which prevented Output Factory from recognizing the version of InDesign the plug-in was installed with.

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Putty for Mac 8.7.0 adds macOS High Sierra support

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:22

Wine Reviews has released Putty for Mac 8.7.0 (, an update of its terminal emulator for macOS.

Putty supports different types of network protocols such as SSH, FTP, SCP, Telnet and more. Version 8.7.0 now supports macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra, compiled against the latest stable GTK version 3.22.20, updates the documentation, and minor bug fixes.

Putty for Mac 8.7.0 requires macOS 10.9.5 or higher. It costs $15. Anyone who has purchased Putty in the past three months is entitled to a free upgrade to version 8.7.0.

Apple updates Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for macOS

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 14:03

Apple has updated Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for macOS to, respectively versions 6.3.1, 7.3.1, and 4.3.1. All offer stability and performance improvements.

Pages is a word processing app for macOS. Keynote lets you create presentations and slides. Numbers is a spreadsheet app. The upgrades are available at the Mac App Store.

TDF releases Mac-compatible LibreOffice 5.4.3

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 12:54

The Document Foundation (TDF) has announced LibreOffice 5.4.3 ( , the third minor release of LibreOffice 5.4 family.

LibreOffice is macOS compatible and comprises programs for word processing, the creation and editing of spreadsheets, slideshows, diagrams and drawings, working with databases, and composing mathematical formulae. The new version includes approximately 50 bug and regression fixes.

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