Section: iPhone / iPod touch / iPad, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, iDevice Apps, Mac Software
Macintosh and iPhone/iPod/iPad product updates and announcements for April 30, 2010:
- Zevrix Solutions today announces LinkOptimizer 4.2, an update to its popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 starts by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer allows to reduce InDesign job size and speed up processing by eliminating excess image data, performing essential image adjustments and converting file formats. The new version gives users access to two more Photoshop resampling methods and addresses a compatibility issue.
- Remo Software wants to tell you how to recover lost photos using their REMO Recover (Mac) – Media Edition software. The software serves to recover accidentally deleted, lost digital photos, audio and video files from camera memory cards, USB drives and other flash memory storage devices. With all the digital data around these days it’s very common to hear “I lost my data”.
- Yazsoft has released Speed Download 5.2.16, an important update to their popular download manager for Mac OS X. Speed Download 5 redefines the Mac OS X download manager by combining four amazing products: a turbo-charged download manager, a fully featured secure FTP client, a file sharing utility with full encryption, and complete .Mac/iDisk/WEBDAV connectivity, into one small and easy to use application. Version 5.2.16 offers optimized performance, better compatibility and more.
- Independent Macintosh developer Luther Fuller has announced MailWing, an organizer and archiver for Apple’s Mail running Leopard or Snow Leopard. MailWing organizes Apple’s Mail by moving messages from linked mailboxes to matching Finder folders located with a project, account, interest group or client folder. These messages open in Mail or with Quick Look. A Dock Menu provides instant access to MailWing, the Help document, the Mail-Safe Archive, MailWing’s commands and all linked folders.
- Mac users who have long been at the mercy of arcane permissions from Mac OS X’s Unix underpinnings can now regain mastery of their Macs with Take Control of Permissions in Snow Leopard, the latest title in the Take Control library about Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Written by Unix guru and Mac aficionado Brian Tanaka, the 91-page ebook mixes practical how-to details and troubleshooting tips with just the right amount of theory as it explains permissions in relation to how to keep files private, copy files to and from servers effectively, work with accounts and groups, configure ACLs, set the Ignore Permissions option for external disks, repair default permissions, and delete those files that just won’t die.
- Aspyr has drastically marked down their Civilization content on gameagent.com. Civ IV and the expansions are each $10 off, while Civilization III: Complete is $20 off.
- Appular is giving away 1,000 copies of Hand of Greed, 100 $1 apps of the winners’ choice, 15 iTunes Gift cards with a value of $10 each and, one (1) Wifi iPad. The full rules are located on Appular’s facebook page.
- Players of Haypi Kingdom—a new massively multiplayer online game for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad—get ready for the upcoming PVP server competition where an iPad and other prizes will be awarded every 15 days. The game offered by Haypi Inc., an innovative developer and publisher of entertainment software, is described as most addictive because it was created in accordance with the company’s aspirations to provide gripping and fascinating products.
- Independent developer Robert Chitoiu has announced Budget, Bills and Balance Forecasting 3.0, an update to his finance app for the iPhone and iPod touch. Designed to provide answers to the many practical “what if” questions which arise in home finance, Balance Forecasting requires the user to simply input their repeating bills and income, and one-time bills and income. The app is then ready to accurately forecast your finances. It now includes optional push reminders.
- ContactsPlus gives you the ability to easily create, organize and delete groups of contacts in your address book. Since the original release, developer Jonathan Teboul has been very busy upgrading ContactsPlus with so much stuff that it’s bursting with features: ContactsPlus XL is not just an upgrade, it’s a leap forward including a brand new layout and design.
- In today’s economy it has never been more important to keep a close eye on your income and spending. KashBook from Artefacto Estudio does just that. With this app you have the ability to monitor your account(s) status anywhere and everywhere. KashBook allows you to control multiple accounts and allows you to enter your spending in multiple categories including food, home, transportation, utilities, paycheck / income and even allows you to create your own categories. All movement in the categories can be summarized in annual reports allowing you to analyze how much you are spending on each. KashBook gives you complete control over what you wish to see on the screen: the interface can be tailored by totals, by category, date, description and a lot more. You also have options to control which currency should be used for all totals, and even password protect the application from unwanted eyes.
- MaxNick has announced iCurling 1.0.1, their new 1 or 2 player game for the iPhone and iPod touch. The game follows the excitement of the 2010 Winter Olympics, where the sport of curling generated world-wide enthusiasm. Similar to shuffleboard, the game is played on a flat ice curling sheet, roughly 15×150 feet. Players slide round stones of about 40 pounds towards bull’s eye targets at either end. Two teammates may use brooms to sweep the ice in front of the moving stone.
- Refreshingly blue, Blue Jeans is the perfect colour to start into the summer with style. The collection is as comprehensive as the range of vacation destinations. The URBAN TOOL pocket line is the perfect accessory for a city trip, keeping city map, iPod and camera within reach at all times while the URBAN TOOL accessories line stores money and sunglasses during a drink at the beach bar. And if—despite the summer heat—there should still be an office meeting, you can have your laptop ready in style anytime thanks to the URBAN TOOL notebook line.
- I Wonder Phone has released Voodo 2, a big upgrade of its GTD/todo app for iPhone and iPod touch, with a 50%-off celebrating price. Voodo stands out in the App Store as the most simple GTD app with so many powerful features including Sync with Google Calendar and a wonderful Tag System. Voodo 2 maintains the simpleness but brings more Todo Magics such as Non-intrusive Auto Sync, Task Search, Quick Add, Contacts Integration, Geo Locations, Nearby Tasks, and other improvements.
- Game studio BeiZ has announced Mandy and Andy – The Seasons 1.0, their new children’s iPhone-book. Mandy and Andy – The Seasons continues interactive Mandy and Andy book series. In this book cuddly Mandy and Andy cats present the seasons of Northern Hemisphere together with their friends. With the help of animated story children can experience what one can do in summer, autumn, winter and spring.
- PhatWare Corporation has announced WritePad for iPad 3.3, an advanced handwriting recognition software for iPad devices. WritePad lets users take notes in their own handwriting with an iPad stylus pen or their finger. The state-of-the-art handwriting recognition software will adapt and learn while it is being used, improving the recognition quality overtime. Version 3.3 offers customizable styles, improved recognition and spell checker, inline gestures, and support for external iPad keyboard.
- Similar to the way trends in art and style evolve over time, the progression of Speck’s Artsprojekt line breaks new ground today with four new limited-edition Fitted Artsprojekt case designs for iPhone 3G and 3GS. As part of their unique collaboration, Speck and Artsprojekt are excited to unveil these original new pen and paint designs created by members of Artsprojekt’s international legion of artists.
- iKit have announced the Tribal Case, the latest edition to a long line of iPhone 3G products that should leave consumers itching at a mere chance to purchase one. It combines a carved hard shell with a durable soft-grip border that provides the ultimate protection for your iPhone. The slim impact-resistant case is form-fitting which allows full access to all controls.
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