Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

'Clive, help us,' say empty-handed ZX Spectrum reboot buyers

The Register - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 05:46
Will legendary Brit inventor step in to save the day?

Customers of Retro Computers ltd, the ZX Spectrum themed reboot firm, have now set up a website asking Sir Clive Sinclair to intervene in the non-delivery debacle.…

DiscoBrick 1.6.1 - Concert-quality visualization tool.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 05:40


DiscoBrick is a concert-quality, highly optimized visualization tool that has the raw rendering power you need to pump out pixels to high-resolution screen during parties, concerts or at home!

Features:
  • Blazingly fast OpenGl-based on 2D and 3D rendering with maps
  • The App works with music and voice or rumors
  • Interactive cameras, Webcams and, of course, iSight live video support : get inside your visualizations!
  • Use the built-in images as textures, or use your own photos & JPGs, PNGs, TIFs and more, or even Flickr pictures!
  • Keep in Touch: Read any news from your favorite RSS-Feed scrolling in realtime over the visualization!
  • Customize the Remote Control with your banner or favorite logo.

Choose the styles for classical music or for your video projector and your parties. Each user has his own style and DiscoBrick DJ offers many different themes for different tastes.



Version 1.6.1:
  • Compiled for High Sierra with the latest X-Code.
  • Fixed minor bugs in the theme management.
  • Full support for 4K/5K monitors.


  • OS X 10.6 or later


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DiscoBrick Public License 1.6.1 - Concert-quality visualization tool.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 05:37


DiscoBrick Public License includes the standalone visualizer and a commercial license that makes it the perfect choice for your next concert, theatrical performance or club performance.

DiscoBrick is a concert-quality, highly optimized visualization tool that has the raw rendering power you need to pump out pixels to high-resolution screen during parties, concerts or at home!

Features:
  • Blazingly fast OpenGl-based on 2D and 3D rendering with maps
  • The App works with music and voice or rumors
  • Interactive cameras, Webcams and, of course, iSight live video support : get inside your visualizations!
  • Use the built-in images as textures, or use your own photos & JPGs, PNGs, TIFs and more, or even Flickr pictures!
  • Keep in Touch: Read any news from your favorite RSS-Feed scrolling in realtime over the visualization!
  • Customize the Remote Control with your banner or favorite logo.

Choose the styles for classical music or for your video projector and your parties. Each user has his own style and DiscoBrick DJ offers many different themes for different tastes.



Version 1.6.1:
  • Compiled for High Sierra with the latest X-Code.
  • Fixed minor bugs in the theme management.
  • Full support for 4K/5K monitors.


  • OS X 10.6 or later


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Stellarium 0.90.0.15968 - Desktop planetarium of the live sky above you (beta).

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 05:27


Stellarium is an open source desktop planetarium. It renders the skies in realtime using OpenGL, which means the skies will look exactly like what you see with your eyes, binoculars, or a small telescope. Stellarium is very simple to use, which is one of its biggest advantages: it can easily be used by beginners.



Version 0.90.0.15968:
  • Added improvements for proportional size textures for large DSO (GH: #159)
  • Fixed editing telescope properties for Telescope Control plugin
  • Fixed memory leak of Bayer pattern texture in StelPainter (GH: #154)
  • Fixed HiPS server requests (GH: #156)
  • Fixed infotext brightness when planets are switched off.
  • Updated behaviour of Toast: lazily creation of the grid


  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • 3D graphics card which supports OpenGL 1.2


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Caprine 2.13.1 - Elegant Facebook-Messenger client.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 05:21

Caprine is an elegant, unofficial Facebook-Messenger app with many useful features.

  • Dark theme
  • Vibrant theme
  • Privacy focused
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Cross-platform
  • Silent auto-updates
  • Custom text size


Version 2.13.1:
  • Fix regression with login/logout. 96c2fa9


  • OS X 10.9 or later


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Anamorphic Pro 1.6 - Professional lens blur tool.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 05:17

Anamorphic Pro

is a professional lens blur tool. Now you can edit iPhone Portrait Mode photos on your Mac. Anamorphic Pro turns your ordinary photos into cinematic masterpieces. Integration with the Mac Photos app makes it easy to edit your portrait shots.

Features:
  • Lens blur: Get true anamorphic depth of field like expensive lenses.
  • Photos app integration: Edit iPhone Portrait Mode Photos on your Mac.
  • Pro features:
    • RAW file support
    • OpenGL Performance
    • 64 bit pipeline
  • Controls: Adjust the anamorphic look with bokeh shape, highlights, lens distortion, etc.
  • Color grading: Expert collection of cinematic color filters to get a pro film look.
  • Share your creations on your favorite social networks.


Version 1.6:
  • New Brush Tool. Use new Brush to create a custom blur mask.


  • OS X 10.10 or later


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Circular Studio 2.2 - $29.99

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 05:10


Circular Studio is an incredibly powerful "tiny planet" app for the Mac. It has innovative new features never seen before in this type of app, such as sky objects, centers, clouds, and flares.

Features
  • Real-time image editing
  • Adjust image zoom, rotation, invert-mode, and repeats
  • Innovative visual effects such as sky decorations, centers and flares. The lens flares are from our app LensFlare Studio
  • Professional filters and lens textures
Professional Features
  • Internal 64-bit pipeline for highest quality processing
  • Preserves Exif data


Version 2.2:
  • New controls to customize your Circle image.
  • Align and Overlap to help improve circle effect.
  • New Convexity to stretch or shrink tunnel like effect.
  • Also, new sliders! You can now type in exact values for perfect control.


  • OS X 10.9 or later


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Machine learning for dummies: You needn't go back to uni to use it

The Register - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 05:03
AI is no longer just an academic exercise – and courses need to wise up to that

Artificial intelligence and its sub-domains look set to be the next major growth area for software developers, programmers, hackers and just about anyone who has anything to do with software.…

IBM built a handheld counterfeit goods detector

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 05:00
Just a month after IBM announced it's leveraging the blockchain to guarantee the provenance of diamonds, the company has revealed new AI-based technology that aims to tackle the issue of counterfeiting -- a problem that costs $1.2 trillion globally....
Categories: Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

ndCurveMaster 4.0 - Generation of nonlinear equations using multiple regression.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:56

ndCurveMaster is the first and only program to find the ideal equation to allows the auto-fitting of an unlimited number of input variables, for example: y= a0 + a1*x1^(-11) + a2*x3 + a3*x5^3 + a4*[ln(x8)]^3 + a5*[exp(x1*x4)]^(-2) + a6*x1*x8^2 + a7*ln(x2*x6) + a8*x3*x4. It was designed to find optimum nonlinear equations to describe empirical data using only a multiple-regression method, and is the first regression program that offers an overfitting detection option.

ndCurveMaster was tested positive for 500,000 cases and 10 variables.

Features
  • Auto-fitting of an unlimited number of input variables: x1, x2, x3,..., xn and their combinations: x1*x2, x1*x3, x2*x3,...,x1*x3*x3,..., x(n-2)* x(n-1)*xn
  • Detect and prevent overfitting
  • Optimized to work with large amounts of data
  • Unlimited multivariate
  • Heuristic techniques for curve fitting:
    • User may repeatedly add new equations to any model from ranking list
    • User can start stepwise regression procedure with backward elimination the least significant variables of any model from ranking list
  • Built-in set includes 120 array of nonlinear equations
  • Powerful and easy to use
  • Full statistical analysis
  • Stepwise regression with backward elimination
  • History and ranking of results
  • Copy or save to CSV file options
  • Any value of significance level alpha


Version 4.0:
  • improved search algorithm
  • new fast, medium and high detailed search option
  • improved user interface.


  • OS X 10.8 or later


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Exodus 1.51.4 - Secure, manage, and exchange blockchain assets.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:52

Exodus is the first desktop multi-asset wallet with ShapeShift built in.

Features
  • Portfolio - Live charts turn your diversified portfolio into a bottom line
  • Exchange - A seamless, one click, ShapeShift experience
  • Multi-Asset Wallet - Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash, Dogecoin, and more
  • Control Your Keys - Exodus encrypts private keys and transaction data locally for your eyes only - no accounts, no servers, no data sharing.
  • Beautiful Live Charts - Track the value of your blockchain asset portfolio in real-time as market assets change.
  • Personalized for You - Like darker themes? How about a subtle space background? Exodus prebuilt themes start with traditional gray--or go wild with Dogecoin inspired fun.


Version 1.51.4:
  • Popup reminder to register EOS.


  • OS X 10.9 or later


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Archive Mounter 1.4.0 - Mount archive files as disk images.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:45

Archive Mounter is able to mount archive files as disk images. It currently supports ZIP and RAR archives. You can run the app directly and choose an archive to mount or use it from Finder's Open With context menu. It is also possible to use Archive Mounter as a default app for opening archives.



Version 1.4.0:
  • Switch to unrar 5.6.4
  • Display default volume name


  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • FUSE for macOS


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xmCHART 4.0.8 - Filemaker plugin charts business, science data.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:42


xmCHART is a very powerful FileMaker Pro plug-in for creating graphs of numerical data in which all important types of charts such as bar, scatter, line, area, bubble, high-Low, candlestick, pie, radar, polar and Gantt charts are supported. By means of an extensive set of functions, all important chart components such as scalings, axes, grids and labels can be controlled by the user. Furthermore, a title, legend, background picture, additional texts and picture information (e.g., a logo can be easily added to complete a chart).

Therefore, xmCHART opens up a wealth of new ways for analyzing and representing numerical data for both FileMaker Pro developers and users. xmCHART is available in English and German. xmCHART comes in a 1 hour-per-session demo version.



Version 4.0.8:
  • BarChart2D(): Improved support of stacked bar charts containing NULL values.
  • PieChartLabelOptions(): Improved positioning method for inner labels. (see example)
  • FillColorScale(): 4 new color scales added.
  • Fixed further minor bugs and glitches.


  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • Client: FileMaker Pro 12 or later, FileMaker Pro 14 recommended
    Server: FileMaker Server 12 Advanced or later, FileMaker Server 14 recommended
    Mobile: FileMaker Go 14 or later


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Murus Lite 1.4.17 - Simple GUI for OS X PF firewall.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:35


Murus Lite is the entry-level member of the Murus family. It's a simple frontend for the OS X PF network firewall and features inbound filtering, bandwidth throttling, logging, presets, and port management. Interface is based on icons, LEDs, and collection views. Set the firewall rules by dragging-and-dropping icons and selecting checkboxes. No need to type code or to understand PF syntax. An expanded PF configuration view shows the PF ruleset with a clear representation of rules with icons, symbols, and dynamically generated comments for each rule. Murus Lite is free for both personal and commercial use.



Version 1.4.17:
  • Minor bug fixes


DXC chopping MORE customer-facing service staff

The Register - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:35
Automation and offshoring to replace weak humans in the West

Frankenfirm DXC Technologies is again looking for hard-pressed front-end customer support teamsters that are willing to leave with a redundancy cheque, according to an internal document.…

Murus Basic 1.4.17 - $10.00

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:29

Murus Basic opens a new world, offering a lot of advanced features. It includes all you need to build a strong and reliable firewall configuration with a high customization level for both inbound and outbound connections. Access advanced features like port knocking, adaptive firewall, and custom rules.

Features
  • Inbound filtering
  • Inbound logging
  • Outbound filtering
  • Outbound logging
  • Expanded PF config
  • 7 pre-defined presets
  • Wizard
  • Ports management
  • Bandwidth management
  • Interfaces management
  • Custom presets
  • Apps interactions
  • Country groups
  • Port knocking
  • Adaptive firewall
  • Advanced filtering
  • Custom rules
  • Proactivity
  • Realtime PF browser


Version 1.4.17:
  • Minor bug fixes


  • OS X 10.9 or later


Download Now

HTC U12+: Like a Pixel without the pratfalls, or eye-watering price tag

The Register - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:12
Google may have gobbled its talent but, yes, it's clinging on

Hands On It may be news to you that HTC is still with us, but the fact it's here is good news for phone buyers. HTC's only flagship smartphone of 2018 looks like a sensibly priced alternative to the Pixel and Galaxy, without the eccentricities and flaws of the Huawei P20 Pro.…

HTC rejoins the dual camera fray with the U12+

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:00
There's no better Android underdog than HTC. Long before Samsung cemented itself as the high-end Android leader, HTC was pumping out innovative devices like the One X and One S in 2012. It followed up with the flagship One (M7), which featured a...
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