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Relative Time 1.8 - Simple time tracking.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:16

Relative Time allows you to track where you spend your time, get insights into your work flow.

  • Shows you accumulated time spent in each App
  • Small and efficient, very low cpu and memory usage. It's a simple tool and we designed it to be "quiet"
  • Distraction free. Relative Time stays in the menu bar and works in the background. It's there for you when you need it.
  • Does not require any extra set up. We don't ever require you to log what you were doing. After all, what's the point of a time tracking tool if it uses more of your time :)
  • Your data is yours. We don't ever upload your data. In fact it works totally fine without Internet access. (Everything is stored in a file at ~/Library/Containers/corgi.relativetime/Data/Library/Application Support/corgi.relativetime/timeslots.json)

Version 1.8:
  • We show relative time usage for each App category now

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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LiveQuartz Photo Edit Lite 2.6.1 - Simple image editor.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:02

LiveQuartz is a simple and powerful photo editor based on non-destructive layers and filters. The layers are at the left and the filters are at the right of the window.

To edit a photo, just drag it into the window (or layers list) and it will be added as a new layer. LiveQuartz handles multi-touch trackpads. You can watch a screencast of LiveQuartz in the help menu or on this page, where the screenshots are located on the right

LiveQuartz Lite can export or print one image every 5 days (export, copy, drag-and-drop, print, etc.). You can remove this limitation by upgrading to the unlimited version and fully enjoy the application. A dialog will appear in the app when you hit the limit.

Version 2.6.1:
  • Fixes two bugs that were preventing from exporting a PDF or printing a document with version 2.6

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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Tyme 2 2018.14 - Effective time-tracking.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:00

Tyme 2 is a simple and effective time-tracking tool for anyone who wants to keep an overview of the times they have worked. It is as clean and simple as the previous version, but with powerful new features that will make your life even easier!

  • Everything at a glance - With Tyme, everything you need is right there. An instant overview of the times you’ve worked, your budget or deadlines.
  • Quick access and Autostart - Control Tyme right from the Menubar, start timers via hotkeys and add notes to your time entries at any time. Tyme can also start automatically at system startup.
  • Search and Archive - Filter your projects and tasks and move completed projects or tasks to the archive. Sort them by name, due date or by your own priorities. In Tyme, your project list never gets messy.
  • Time tracking, Mileage tracking and Fixed costs - Besides tracking time, Tyme can keep track of mileage and fixed costs. Automatic tracking of mileage tasks can reduce battery life.
  • Multiple timers - If you need to have more than one active timer, start as many as you want.
  • Extended hierarchy - Whether you need just projects and tasks or more detail, in Tyme, you can add sub tasks and categories, as well as choose the depth of the hierarchy by yourself.
  • Billing - Tyme can keep track of already billed periods. No more double billing.
  • Statistics - Use the statistics to monitor your workload, your working times, how often you took a break and what your average day looks like. The statistics also offer a forecast of your workload for the next weeks. Besides daily, weekly, monthly, annual time frames, you can also choose custom ranges.
  • Cloud Sync - Tyme can sync your data across all your devices. Choose between iCloud or Dropbox for syncing.
  • Calendar Sync - All recorded times can be synced as events to your calendar. You can rearrange events in the calendar and edit notes. Tyme will sync back to your calendar.
  • Reminder - Forgot to start a timer? It's the middle of the night and a timer is still running? Do you have deadline closing in or you're about to exceed your planned budget? Tyme can remind you of these things. No need to configure your working times. Tyme learns your habits and will remind you at the exact right time.
  • Export and Scripting - Generate time sheets as PDF, export your data as CSV or JSON to use it in other applications or use AppleScript to connect to the workflows of other apps. You can also export the whole database as a backup file.
  • Various Import Formats - Import your data from Tyme 1, CSV files, a Tyme 2 backup file or via AppleScript.
  • Keyboard control - Tyme can be used without a mouse and has keyboard shortcuts for almost all actions.
  • Mobile App - With the Tyme iOS app, you can track your time, mileage and fixed costs on the go. It also offers geofencing - No need to manually start or stop a timer; it can be done automatically based on your location.

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.

Version 2018.14:
  • Optimized sync when archiving large projects
  • Fixed an issue where the "What's new" layer was shown twice

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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ZoomNotes Desktop 1.83 - Note-taking and sketching app (was ZoomNotesX).

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:58

ZoomNotes Desktop (was ZoomNotesX) is a note-taking and sketching app for OS X. It is fully compatible with the iOS version (ZoomNotes, and ZoomNotes Lite), and shares a similar user interface for easy learning.

  • Write over PDF files or blank paper
  • Infinite whiteboard mode (aka Infinite Canvas)
  • Sub-documents
  • Typed rich text
  • Layers
  • Near-infinite zoom range
  • Record and playback sound
  • Bookmarks to record view points within documents
  • Drawing guides for lines and arcs
  • Symbol library
  • Documents management documents, folders and sub-folders; tags for documents and pages within documents
  • Export as images, PDF, video, or SVG
  • Integration with Finder to allow 'Quick preview' and drag-and-drop of ZND, PDF, ZIP, JPEG, PNG, and MOV files
  • ICloud enabled for easy synchronization between iOS and OS X

Version 1.83:
  • Bug fixes and optimisations

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Event 'Phone Ringing' not working anymore?

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:32

Hey folks. Is anybody else having issues with tasker recognizing the phone ringing event on 8.1 (oreo)? I have a oneplus 5 running openbeta 11 firmware+modem if that makes any difference.

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Producer’s Best Friend 1.4.10 - Create Final Cut Pro X project reports.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:11

Producer's Best Friend creates formatted XLS spreadsheet reports about different elements of a Final Cut Pro X project. Easily create reports about the video clips, audio clips, markers, keywords, effects and transitions you've used.

Version 1.4.10:
  • New feature: optional row numbers
  • Bug fix for a crash on High Sierra when making thumbnails

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Fraudster exploited US govt staff info stolen in 2015 OPM breach

(IN)SECURE Magazine Notifications RSS - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:09

The data breach suffered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is, by now, very old news, but some of the people involved and affected are still feeling the repercussions. Stone data used for identity theft The US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced on Monday that a Maryland woman has pleaded guilty to using that stolen identification information to obtain fraudulent personal and vehicle loans through Langley Federal Credit Union (LFCU). … More →

The post Fraudster exploited US govt staff info stolen in 2015 OPM breach appeared first on Help Net Security.

Standard Accounts 8.4.211815 - Integrated accounting solution.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:06

Standard Accounts is powerful accounting software that covers all your business needs in a single application; use the free version for invoicing, bookkeeping, and reporting; from there, pay only for what you use; scale your system at your pace as your business grows; individually subscribe to any number of the integrated modules, and you're set to go; work from anywhere, managing your business in a multi-user environment with your data stored securely on the cloud; and you can do all of this from all major platforms, on almost any device.

  • Mobile - Get a real-time overview of your invoicing and accounts from any device; create an invoice and make payments on the go
  • Control Your Costs - Expand or scale down at any time; only pay for what you use
  • Multi-Language - operate in your own language
  • Multi-Currency - transact and invoice across borders
  • Updates, data storage and support
  • Drill down Reporting
  • Constant innovation makes Standard Accounts the best choice
  • Easy to setup and easy to use; no time restrictions; unlimited transactions

Subscribe to Premium functionality, only when you need it, such as:

  • Automated accounting
  • CRM
  • Quotations
  • Sales orders
  • Inventory
  • Sales tax / VAT zones
  • Price lists
  • Account reconciliation
  • Point of sale (POS)

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.

Version 8.4.211815:
  • Additional functions can be tried with our freemium option
  • Shortcut keys fixed to open current functionality quickly
  • Double entry of data has been removed in specific fields and will now automatically be populated when data has been entered once

  • OS X 10.6.6 or later

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Federico Faggin: The Real Silicon Man

Hack a Day - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:01

While doing research for our articles about inventing the integrated circuit, the calculator, and the microprocessor, one name kept popping which was new to me, Federico Faggin. Yet this was a name I should have known just as well as his famous contemporaries Kilby, Noyce, and Moore.

Faggin seems to have been at the heart of many of the early advances in microprocessors. He played a big part in the development of MOS processors during the transition from TTL to CMOS. He was co-creator of the first commercially available processor, the 4004, as well as the 8080. And he was a co-founder of Zilog, which brought out the much-loved Z80 CPU. From there he moved on to neural networking chips, image sensors, and is active today in the scientific study of consciousness. It’s time then that we had a closer look at a man who’s very core must surely be made of silicon.

Learning Electronics Federico at Olivetti, middle-right. Photo:

Faggin was born in 1941 in Vicenza, Italy. From an early age, he formed an interest in technology, even attending a technical high school.

After graduating at age 19 in 1961, he got a short-term job at the Olivetti Electronics Laboratory. There he worked on a small experimental digital transistor computer with a 4096 word, 12-bit magnetic core memory and an approximately 1000 logic gate CPU. After his boss had a serious car accident, Faggin took over as project leader. The job was a great learning experience for his future career.

He next studied physics at the University of Padua where he graduated summa cum laude in 1965. He stayed on for a year teaching electronics to 3rd-year students.

Creating MOS Silicon Gate Technology (SGT) At Fairchild

In 1967 he started work at SGS-Fairchild, now STMicroelectronics, in Italy. There he developed their first MOS (metal-oxide-semiconductor) silicon gate technology (SGT) and their first two commercial MOS ICs. They then sent him to Silicon Valley in California to work at Fairchild Semiconductor in 1968.

During the 1960s, logic for ICs was largely done using TTL (Transistor-Transistor Logic). The two ‘T’s refer to using bipolar junction transistors for the logic followed by one or more transistors for the amplification. TTL was fast but took a lot of room, restricting how much could fit into an IC. TTL microprocessors also consumed a lot of power.

MOSFET, by CyrilB CC-BY-SA 3.0

On the other hand, ICs containing MOSFETs had manufacturing problems that lead to inconsistent and variable speeds as well as lower speeds than was theoretically possible. If those problems could be solved then MOS would be a good substitute for TTL on ICs since more could be crammed into a smaller space. MOSFETs also required far less power.

In the mid-1960s, to make an aluminum gate MOSFET, the source and drain regions would first be defined and doped, followed by the gate mask defining the thin-oxide region, and lastly the aluminum gate over the thin-oxide.

However, the gate mask would inevitably be misaligned in relation to the source and drain masks. The workaround for this misalignment was to make the thin-oxide region large enough to ensure that it overlapped both the source and drain. But this led to gate-to-source and gate-to-drain parasitic capacitance which was both large and variable and was the source of the speed problems.

Faggin and and the rest of his team at Fairchild worked on these problems between 1966 and 1968. Part of the solution was to define the gate electrode first and then use that as a mask to define the source and gate regions, minimizing the parasitic capacitances. This was called the self-aligned gate method. However, the process for making self-aligned gates raised issues with using aluminum for the gate electrode. This was solved by switching to amorphous silicon instead. This self-aligned gate solution had been worked on but not to the point where ICs could be manufactured for commercial purposes.

Faggin and Tom Klein At Fairchild in 1967, Credit: Fairchild Camrea & Instrument Corporation

In 1968, Faggin was put in charge of developing Fairchild’s self-aligned gate MOS process technology. He first worked on a precision etching solution for the amorphous silicon gate and then created the process architecture and steps for fabricating the ICs. He also invented buried contacts, a technique which further increased the density through the use of an additional layer making direct ohmic connections between the polysilicon gate and the junctions.

These techniques became the basis of Fairchild’s silicon gate technology (SGT), which was widely used by industry from then on.

Faggin went on to make the first silicon-gate IC, the Fairchild 3708. This was a replacement for the 3705, a metal-gate IC implementing an 8-bit analog multiplexor with decoding logic and one which they had trouble making due to strict requirements. During its development, he further refined the process by using phosphorus gettering to soak up impurities and by substituting the vacuum-evaporated amorphous silicon with polycrystalline silicon applied using vapor-phase deposition.

The resulting SGT meant more components could fit on the IC than with TTL and power requirements were lower. It also gave a three to five times speed improvement over the previous MOS technology.

Making The First Microprocessors At Intel Intel C4004 by Thomas Nguyen CC BY-SA 4.0

Faggin left Fairchild to join the two-year-old Intel in 1970 in order to do the chip design for the MCS-4 (Micro Computer System) project. The goal of the MCS-4 was to produce four chips, initially for use in a calculator.

One of those chips, the 4004, became the first commercially available microprocessor. The SGT which he’d developed at Fairchild allowed him to fit everything onto a single chip. You can read all the details of the steps and missteps toward that invention in our article all about it. Suffice it to say that he succeeded and by March 1971, all four-chips were fully functional.

Faggin’s design methodology was then used for all the early Intel microprocessors. That included the 8-bit 8008 introduced in 1972 and the 4040, an improved version of the 4004 in 1974, wherein Faggin took a supervisory role.

Meanwhile, Faggin and Masatoshi Shima, who also worked on the 4004, both developed the design for the 8080. It was released in 1974 and was the first high-performance 8-bit microprocessor.

Creating The Z80

In 1974, Faggin left Intel to co-found Zilog with Ralph Ungermann to focus on making microprocessors. There he co-designed the Z80 with Shima, who joined him from Intel. The Z80 was software compatible with the 8080 but was faster and had double the number of registers and instructions.

The Z80 went on to be one of the most popular CPUs for home computers up until the mid-1980s, typically running the CP/M OS. Some notable computers were the Heathkit H89, the Osborne 1, the Kaypro series, a number of TRS-80s, and some of the Timex/Sinclair computers. The Commodore 128 used one alongside the 8502 for CP/M compatibility and a number of computers could use it as an add-on. My own experience with it was through the Dy4.

This is a CPU which no doubt many Hackaday readers will have fond memories of and still build computers around to this day, one such example being this Z80 Raspberry Pi look-alike.

The Z80, as well as the Z8 microcontroller conceived of by Faggin are still in production today.

The Serial Entrepreneur

After leaving Zilog, in 1984, Faggin created his second startup, Cygnet Technologies, Inc. There he conceived of the Communication CoSystem, a device which sat between a computer and a phone line and allowed transmission and receipt of both voice and data during the same session.

In 1986 he co-founded Synaptics along with Carver Mead and became CEO. Initially, they did R&D in artificial neural networks and in 1991, produced the I1000, the first single-chip optical character recognizer. In 1994 they introduced the touchpad, followed by early touchscreens.

Between 2003 and 2008, Faggin was president and CEO of Foveon where he redirected their business into image sensors.

At the Computer History Museum, by Dicklyon CC-BY-SA 4.0 Awards And Present Day

Faggin received many awards and prizes including the Marconi Prize, the Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology, Fellow of the Computer History Museum, and the 2009 National Medal of Technology and Innovation given to him by President Barak Obama. In 1996 he was inducted into the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame for co-inventing the microprocessor.

In 2011 he and his wife founded the Federico and Elvia Faggin Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting research into consciousness through theoretical and experimental research, an interest he gained from his time at Synaptics. His work with the Foundation is now his full-time activity.

He still lives in Silicon Valley, California where he and his wife moved to from Italy in 1968. A fitting home for the silicon man.

Firetask Pro 4.0.7 - Innovative task management solution.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:53

Firetask Pro uniquely combines the advantages of classical priority-and-due-date-based task management with GTD.

  • Stay focused and on top of your commitments - Firetask Pro's "Today" view shows all relevant due and next tasks in a single, clear overview. Due tasks only appear when becoming due within the next days, next tasks only if they are the first next task of a project or if marked as flagged. This helps you to focus on your most urgent and important tasks.
  • Manage your tasks in a project-oriented way - Firetask Pro is project-oriented. Every task is part of a project and the order of next tasks is defined within each project. This helps you to break down your unnumbered tasks into manageable units and it helps us to provide you with a more focused view across all your commitments.
  • Efficiently enter and delegate your tasks -Entering a number of tasks in Firetask Pro is as simple and fast as writing a view lines of text. There is no need to take your hands from the keyboard. Assign projects, categories, priorities, due dates and even delegate tasks via "tagging" using the # and @ characters.

Version 4.0.7:
  • More consistent keyboard shortcuts for quick navigation to Inbox, Someday and Scratchpad
  • New keyboard shortcuts for quick navigating to Kanban, Priorities and Dates views (CMD+7...9)
  • Keyboard shortcut for project chooser now also works for setting an initial project
  • Context menus get also triggered using CTRL+click
  • Contacts are now sorted alphabetically
  • Local file link attachments are correctly handling via secure bookmarks
  • Weekend visualization is now dynamic based on macOS calendar settings
  • Fixes a visual task duplication bug when performing certain drag
  • drop operations in the Kanban view's Backlog column

  • macOS 10.12 or later

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UnderTheWX 2.0.1 - Upload weather data to Weather Underground or

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:49

UnderTheWX reads weather data off the popular AcuRite USB Professional Weather Centers and uploads it to Weather Underground or The app is a menu-bar app which displays temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, rain for the day, and barometric pressure. UnderTheWX supports the AcuRite 01036, 02032, 02064, and 06037M USB Personal Weather Stations. Uploading data to Weather Underground is also supported using the latest "Rapid Fire" update feature of Weather Underground.

Version 2.0.1:
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Harvest 2.1.6 - Track time from your desktop.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:44

Harvest lets you track time lightning fast from your desktop. Simple project and task selection make entering your time a breeze. Start a timer in seconds with a click or hotkey. Accidentally leave a timer running and Harvest will give you the option of removing the idle time right away. No second guessing, no hassle. Harvest is fast, free, and always accessible, so you spend less time managing your timesheet, and more time focusing on the task at hand.

  • Start a timer in seconds with a click or hotkey
  • Simple project and task selection dropdown with autofill
  • Option to remove idle time from a running timer
  • Show/hide timesheet instantly with hotkeys
  • View timesheets from previous dates
  • Quick links to manage project and tasks in Harvest

Note: Harvest requires a monthly subscription through their website. They have a range of plans, starting from absolutely free and going up to $90 per month.

Try Harvest today to start tracking your time straight from your desktop. Access more features like invoicing and time reporting when you use Harvest from your Web browser. Additionally, take Harvest on the road with our companion iPhone app to track time and expenses on the go. Harvest is available anywhere you find yourself working.

Version 2.1.6:
  • Fixes a bug where the idle time alert wouldn't always show after sleeping your Mac by closing the lid
  • Various bug fixes

  • OS X 10.12 or later

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