Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

Visa pins payment problems on 'very rare' fault in data centre switch

The Register - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:29
European boss says 10% of attempted transactions failed

Visa has said that a “very rare” partial failure that stopped a backup switch in one of its two data centres from activating was the root cause of the incident earlier this month that saw millions of transactions declined.…

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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Is it worth using sketch if I already know photoshop

iOS Programming - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:51

I already know how to use photoshop well enough. Is there any advantage to using sketch over photoshop, while designing an app?

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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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Today only, B&H is selling a beastly 15-inch 2016 MacBook Pro for $1,200 off

MacCentral - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:09

I’m the only member of the Macworld staff who does the vast majority of his work on a modern MacBook Pro, and lemme tell ya, right now I’m looking with envy at the amazing 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar that B&H is selling for $1,200 off its regular price of $3,499. It’s one of the outlet’s “Deal Zone” flash sales, and that massive discount ends tonight at midnight Eastern time.

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Core Location/MapKit help

iOS Programming - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:08

Please may someone explain listing 2 to me?

I'd like to have the ability to convert a text input into coordinate locations, in order to find the distance between two locations (e.g. a user could type in "TW12 3HD" and "KT6 6RL" and it finds the driving location between the two).
I'm fairly new to CoreLocation etc. and just wanted to know how to implement that function in Swift, please!

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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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Review: Focal Listen Wireless Chic On-Ear Headphones

iLounge - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:00

A few years ago, renowned speaker maker Focal shook up the headphone world with a line of exceptional headphones — the Utopia, Elear and, later, the Clear — featuring new driver technology and big price tags. More recently, Focal has released the Listen and Listen Wireless, portable headphones with more of a consumer focus. This week we're trying out the new "Chic" variant of Focal's Listen Wireless, a special edition available in three new colors. We think the Listen Wireless sounds very good, though its blocky design might not be for everyone.{/exp:char_limit}
Categories: Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

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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Submission Guidelines Scraper App

iOS Programming - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:50

Hi, I just finished programming a scraper app that uses private Netflix API endpoints ( not private iOS APIs ). Using those APIs might interfere with this section of the App Store Review Guidlines:

5.2.2 Third Party Sites/Services: If your app uses, accesses, monetizes access to, or displays content from a third party service, ensure that you are specifically permitted to do so under the service’s terms of use. Authorization must be provided upon request.

I'm not ripping any actual content, all I'm doing is checking the user's viewing history. The Netflix terms kind of forbid the use of scraping tools:

4.6. You agree to use the Netflix service, including all features and functionalities associated therewith, in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, or other restrictions on use of the service or content therein. You agree not to archive, reproduce, distribute, modify, display, perform, publish, license, create derivative works from, offer for sale, or use (except as explicitly authorized in these Terms of Use) content and information contained on or obtained from or through the Netflix service. You also agree not to: circumvent, remove, alter, deactivate, degrade or thwart any of the content protections in the Netflix service; use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Netflix service; decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible through the Netflix service; insert any code or product or manipulate the content of the Netflix service in any way; or use any data mining, data gathering or extraction method. In addition, you agree not to upload, post, e-mail or otherwise send or transmit any material designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment associated with the Netflix service, including any software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs. We may terminate or restrict your use of our service if you violate these Terms of Use or are engaged in illegal or fraudulent use of the service.

This is probably aimed towards different things, but I guess that could apply to my case. While I, as the developer, am not violating those terms, the the user could be.

Will this instantly get me rejected? I'm about to invest 99$, I'm willing to take the risk that apple could pull the app when Netflix interferes, but if they reject instantly then I'm out.

I have released the app to Android if you want to check it out here. Thank you for any advice / experiences.

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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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Secrets 2.6.0 - Secure password manager and wallet.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:41

Secrets is a simple and secure password manager and secure wallet. Store your passwords, credit cards, bank details, and more, safely, using OpenPGP - a proven industry standard encryption format. Take your secrets with you by syncing with your iPod, iPhone, or iPad.

  • Store all your passwords, credit cards, bank details and other private information securely in one place.
  • Automatically fill logins on Safari or Chrome at a click of a button. No more copying and pasting!
  • Your secrets, on all your devices. Using iCloud your secrets are effortlessly kept in sync across you Mac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad (iOS app sold separately).
  • Generate strong, secure passwords and enjoy the security of having unique passwords for all your logins.
  • Intelligent search helps you find your secrets quickly.
  • Your data is stored in the OpenPGP format - a time-tested and well known industry standard - and encrypted and signed with AES and RSA algorithms.
  • The Secrets app is the one and only app that decrypts and handles your data. There are no browser extensions or helper apps that can access your data.
  • Automatic locking keeps your secrets safe even if your device is lost or stolen
  • The secure and customizable strong password generator creates unpredictable and unique passwords

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

Version 2.6.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later

  • A long requested feature is here at last, mark items as favorites and keep them at hand at all times.
  • New built-in filters help you find weak, old and vulnerable passwords.
  • Create custom filters to group related items as you see fit.
  • Perform a vulnerability scan on your Logins and find breached accounts and passwords.
  • And finally, in-app help if you ever feel lost or have questions.

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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Thesis Generator 2.3.6 - Turn your opinion into a thesis statement.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:33

Thesis Generator takes the user’s opinions and transfers them into a thesis statement.

  • Print out thesis statements and essay outlines
  • Generates thesis statements for persuasive and analytical essay types
  • Generate essay outlines
  • Share thesis statements via e-mail
  • Automatically saves results on your Mac for later retrieval
  • Supports copy/paste of thesis results

Version 2.3.6:
  • Added buttons to easily copy thesis statements and essay outlines to clipboard.
  • Gave the user interface a new look.
  • If you love the app, I invite everyone to give the app a review.

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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