Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

Microsoft is giving away 'Sea of Thieves' with Xbox purchases

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:49
Microsoft is gearing up to make playing Sea of Thieves as easy as possible. If you've heard all the hype surrounding the cartoony pirate simulator but don't already own an Xbox (or PC) to play it on, for a limited time, when you buy an Xbox One X you...
Categories: Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

Logitech's backlit Create keyboard for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is 42% off on Amazon

MacCentral - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:23

Apple's own Smart Keyboard for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is a pricey $149, and if that's too much to handle for you, you might want to pick up Logitech's Create keyboard case for Apple's 9.7-inch high-powered tablet. Right now it's on sale for just $76 on Amazon, down from its usual price of $130. That's the best price we've ever seen it at.

Much like Apple's own Smart Keyboard, the device connects with the iPad Pro's smart connector so you'll never need to charge the keyboard itself so long as it's with the iPad. The Create is also packed with shortcuts for handy iOS adjustments such as screen brightness and volume controls, and it even comes with a fabric holder for your Apple Pencil. Best of all, it's got backlit keys. Apple's model doesn't. It's also available in blue or plum, but only the black model is heavily discounted.

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iPad users can beta test Microsoft’s Edge browser now

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:21
Microsoft has slowly been rolling out its Edge browser to various devices; it was officially released for iPhones back in November, with the promise that an iPad version was on the way. Now, it's finally here -- but only in beta. Microsoft Edge teste...
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Digital Camera Photo Recovery - Recover lost data from digital cameras.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:13

Digital Camera Photo Recovery allows you to recover accidentally deleted photos from digital camera/camcorder, restore lost photos after digital camera memory card (sd, compact flash cf card, MicroSD, SDHC, memory stick, xd picture card, etc) reformat. Unformat digital camera memory card, undelete photos from canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Kodiak, Samsung, Pentax, Olympus, Sigma digital camera, etc.


  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

  • OS X 10.6 or later

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SnapGene 4.1.7 - Molecular biology software.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:10

SnapGene offers the fastest and easiest way to plan, visualize, and document your molecular biology procedures. The streamlined interface supports a range of cloning and PCR manipulations. Thanks to SnapGene Viewer, the files can be shared with colleagues around the world.

Pricing varies with usage, license type, and the number of seats, as can be seen here.

Version 4.1.7: New Functionality:
  • Added the ability to order constructs directly from VectorBuilder.
  • Added a footer when printing agarose gels.
  • Ensured that origin-spanning aligned sequences are always shown for their entire length in Sequence view.
  • Corrected an issue with entering some feature endpoints in the Add/Edit Feature dialogs.
  • Re-enabled the detection of common features in the Insert Bases dialog.
  • Ensured that the "# Files" header that appears in the collection interface when two or more files are selected does not respond to mouseover or clicking.
  • Fixed an issue using File → Print Gel and the associated keyboard shortcut when viewing a simulated agarose gel.

  • OS X 10.8 or later

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SnapGene Viewer 4.1.7 - View richly annotated sequence files.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:08

SnapGene Viewer is a versatile tool for creating and sharing richly annotated sequence files. It opens many common file formats.

Version 4.1.7: New Functionality:
  • Added the ability to order constructs directly from VectorBuilder.
  • Added a footer when printing agarose gels.
  • Ensured that origin-spanning aligned sequences are always shown for their entire length in Sequence view.
  • Corrected an issue with entering some feature endpoints in the Add/Edit Feature dialogs.
  • Re-enabled the detection of common features in the Insert Bases dialog.
  • Ensured that the "# Files" header that appears in the collection interface when two or more files are selected does not respond to mouseover or clicking.
  • Fixed an issue using File → Print Gel and the associated keyboard shortcut when viewing a simulated agarose gel.

  • OS X 10.8 or later

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InstallBuilder 18.2.0 - Developer tool for creating application installers.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:06

InstallBuilder allows you to create easy-to-use installers for Mac OS X, Linux (x86/PPC), Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, FreeBSD, and Windows applications. The generated installer for an application has native look and feel and no external dependencies. BitRock installers can be run in GUI, text, and unattended modes. It has free, fully functional licenses for open source projects.

Version 18.2.0:

Note: Support and update ("maintenance") access may be renewed yearly for 50% of the then-current license price within 30 days of the expiration of your maintenance agreement.

  • Allow to modify which parameters/components will be displayed in the help menu
  • Fixed action not working with 64-bit binaries on Windows
  • Improved horizontal parameter group layout in gtk mode
  • Improved look and feel in osx and win32 modes when displayed inside parameter groups

  • OS X 10.2 or later

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Missive 6.1.0 - Streamlined email service.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:04

Missive brings a sleek and more streamlined email collaboration process. With native notifications, unseen Dock badges, and a clean UI, you can now close that browser tab and ditch your old email app for good (psst, make sure to set Missive as your default email client in the settings).

Note: Pricing options can be viewed here.

Version 6.1.0:
  • New: Setting to always show messages’ addresses
  • Fixed: Accesses tooltip not being visible in the composer comments column
  • Fixed: Editing addresses in composer
  • Fixed: Basic organization members not being able to delete comments with task

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Malwarebytes - Adware removal tool (was AdwareMedic).

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:02

Malwarebytes (was AdwareMedic) helps you get your Mac experience back. Malwarebytes scans for and removes code that degrades system performance or attacks your system. Making your Mac once again your Mac. The app can be used for free to clean infected devices, but real-time protection requires an upgrade to the Premium plan, whose pricing info can be found here.

What It Does
  • Removes adware, such as Genieo, VSearch, and Vidx
  • Removes malware, including Trojans
  • Scans quickly
  • Simplifies program management through a clean, lean interface
How It Does It
  • Anti-adware
  • Anti-malware
  • Light footprint
  • Simple interface

  • Fixed an issue that caused real-time protection to be disabled on some systems

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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'#WarGames' is the 'Rosemary's Baby' of interactive cinema

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:00
The line between film and video game is blurring. Much of this has to do with the shifting ways we consume media: Our screens are smaller, more personal and imbued with interactivity. They're meant to be tapped, swiped, clicked and pinched, and we ex...
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BigHairyGoal 2.2.3687 - Mindmapping application.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:58

Big Hairy Goal is a tool for getting your ideas down and to arrange them in a way that gives you more insight.

It functions like a whiteboard you attach note cards to, lettings you connect them with lines or reorder them. Big Hairy Goal automatically moves cards aside if you insert a new one somewhere. Big Hairy Goal supports three different types of cards: text, image and url. Drag resources from any location like Finder and Safari or paste a screenshot into your workspace. Create mood boards, inspiration boards or lighboxes on the fly. Move lesser attractive candidates aside and create groups. Zoom into images by selecting any and pressing the space key, just like what you are accustomed to in Finder.

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

Version 2.2.3687:
  • Better: redesigned sample document
  • Better: undoable change of workarea background color
  • Better: updated card styles
  • Fixed: licensing issues
  • Fixed: stability issues

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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App Removed for: Not enough content/features

iOS Programming - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:56

My app was just removed for not having enough content or features. I’ve been to add some features and functionality since they took it off last week. Has anyone here gone through something similar and can offer some advice/guidance on my situation?

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Lightwright 6.0.16 - Manage professional lighting design paperwork.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:56

Lightwright is a unique cross between a spreadsheet and a database, designed specifically to manage professional lighting design paperwork. Lightwright understands what designers and electricians do with their paperwork. It knows that dimmers and circuits shouldn't be overloaded, that striplights have more than one color, that color scrollers have a whole series of colors and need a control channel, and that some lights don't use color at all!

Lightwright knows that you might need to change all of the R-33 in the sidelights to L-110 and it lets you make changes like these in ways that are blindingly fast, simple, and designed to fit the way you work instead of the way computers work. It can find mistakes, compare two sets of paperwork, figure your circuit and dimmer needs, automatically renumber a pipe, renumber or rearrange your channels and dimmers, or even assign dimmers automatically based on your channels. You can enter text almost any way you want and use footnotes and ditto marks to cut down on typing and wasted paper.

It includes professional-standard focus charts, including sketches, imported photos or graphics, designer location, shutter cuts, beam edge and orientation, and other notes. Lightwright knows you have work to do, so it includes a fully integrated work notes database, which can include notes that apply to specific lights or general notes that refer to channels, dimmers, or notes that refer to nothing in particular at all (such as "Where shall we have dinner?").

Version 6.0.16:

Note: Version 6.x.x is a paid upgrade. Upgrade information and pricing can be viewed here.

  • Fixed some bugs including one that caused show files to be deleted immediately after they were saved.

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Adobe InDesign CC 2018 - Professional print and digital publishing solution.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:50

InDesign CC 2018 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous InDesign customer).

Adobe InDesign CC 2018 is part of Creative Cloud. That means you have access to all the latest updates and future releases the moment they're available. Sharpen your skills and master new tools with a rich and growing library of training videos. And Creative Cloud is integrated with Behance, so you can share your projects and get immediate feedback from creatives around the world.

  • Object is scaled incorrectly if stroke weight is not adjusted while scaling.
  • Paragraph Border and Shading settings are applied incorrectly, if the paragraph contains TCY.
  • InDesign does not preserve pageitem order inside layers, when some pages are deleted from the document.
  • PDF Export from InDesign discards Overprint Fill set as 0 for graphics in the placed PDF files.
  • Wrong font style is selected on changing font when Font Preview is off.
  • Special character (?) is shown in the Story Editor window with table cells resulting in hiding of first character.
  • Tint field becomes blank on hot launch, tabbing through it makes it 0% resulting in shading/border not appearing.
  • Exporting to PNG or JPEG fails if the file name contains a forward slash (/).
  • Panels such as Pages, Layers, Swatches becomes distorted and scroll bar goes missing on high resolution displays.
  • Save, Save As, and Edit menu options are not available, while linking to some PDFs.
  • Ghost image of CC Lib is visible in the upper-left corner in Classic workspace in Windows 10.
  • Garbage character appears in the More Open Type dialog box when applied with SVG font Trajan Color.
  • AppleScript error while opening document in InDesignServer.
  • InDesign does not honor dismissal of "onClose" event in script UI dialog.
  • Text wrap is lost on opening IDML.
  • InDesign hangs while pasting content from word file having endnote.
  • InDesign crashes on opening a corrupted inx file.
  • No tags for .wmf and .pict file types.
  • Tint of Paragraph shading, imported from word, changes to default (20%).
  • Visual feedback missing in Layers panel for non-printing layers.
  • Smart guides to align-to-center are not shown while aligning or creating objects in a document in CCJK.
  • Tag for anchored text frame is missing.
  • Error in XML Import when XML file contains "whitespace handling" processing instruction.
  • InDesign hangs, if object style size property is used with libraries.
  • [Mac OS having APFS file system only]- Names of scripts in the Scripts panel are not sorted by text.
  • Endnote navigation in PDF is incorrect when sections are present in the InDesign document.
  • Anchored images are not exported when exported using the Articles panel.
  • Next anchored figure gets tagged instead of the actual anchored figure with effects applied.
  • Transparency effects with transformation fail while exporting to PDF.
  • Application does not rotate to portrait on MS Surface Book.
  • Fonts folder becomes empty when InDesign is updated from CC 2017.0 to CC 2017.1.
  • Text is rendered as bars/boxes in GPU Preview while zooming in.
  • Master page, built using existing master page, drops PTF.
  • Size option defined in Object Style does not work correctly for Anchored Objects.
  • Access Denied error while packaging a document to a network location.
  • Resources folder is not created while exporting to SWF.
  • Overset text is lost while copying it to another document.
  • Wrong alert message is shown for missing/modified links while creating a package.
  • Pixelated PDF is generated upon relinking missing links from packaging dialog.
  • File name text variable shows extension(.indd) in PDF when PDF is created via packaging.
  • "Alternating" in Row/Column Stroke of Table Options is localized incorrectly.
  • Links folder is not created when missing links are relinked from packaging dialog.
  • Document state remains unchanged even when missing links are relinked from packaging dialog.
  • The Reference Point icon is truncated in theTransform panel.
  • Horizontal scroll bar in pages panel does not show in few scenarios.
Stability fixes:
  • InDesign crashes while trying to change the font from the drop-down menu, immediately after performing undo operation for some deleted text.
  • InDesign crashes while working on a document, if the underlying link resource for a link is missing.
  • Inconsistent state of idml data causes it to crash on opening.
  • InDesign hangs while opening certain InDesign files through InDesign Book.
  • InDesign crashes while moving or anchoring images in some documents.
  • InDesign crashes while saving a file on a network location, such as NAS server.
  • Opening a file saved to ‘BOX’ results in consistent protective shutdown until network is restored.
  • InDesign does a protective shutdown on closing a document after editing it using Edit Original from the Links panel, if a modal dialog is about to pop up.
  • InDesign crashes/freezes while copy pasting a text frame, if the system has a keyboard shortcut application, such as Keyboard maestro.
  • InDesign crashes while saving a document containing a link located in one of the dual mounted drives.
  • InDesign crashes while exporting some indd documents to IDML.
  • InDesign crashes while exporting tagged PDF if the documents have improper indexes.
  • InDesign crashes while re-linking missing InCopy stories with ‘Show Threaded frames’ option turned on.
  • InDesign crashes while switching back to the original document after doing ‘Edit Original’ for a placed indd file in it.
  • InDesign crashes when text is copied from InDesign to other application.
  • InDesign crashes while moving an inline anchored object to another position in a specific scenario.
  • InDesign crashes while copy-pasting large table containing word files having endnotes.
  • InDesign crashes on drag-and-drop of custom data from CEP panels.
  • InDesign crashes on relinking a story while keeping the Notes panel open.

Note: For a list of new features see the new features summary here.

  • OS X 10.11 or later
  • Multicore Intel processor
  • 2 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 2.5 GB of available hard-disk space for installation
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 32-bit video card; supports Retina display
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 software required to export SWF files

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Firefox 59.0.1 - Fast, safe Web browser.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:45

Firefox offers a fast, safe Web browsing experience. Browse quickly, securely, and effortlessly. With its industry-leading features, Firefox is the choice of Web development professionals and casual users alike.

The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

  • Faster than Safari. Firefox stays speedy when other browsers become sluggish.
  • More private than Chrome. Firefox respects your privacy by minimizing suggestive pop-ups.
  • Bursting with features. Tabbed browsing, developer tools, extensions -- Firefox has it all, giving you the power to explore, customize, and create like never before.

Version 59.0.1:
  • Various security fixes

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Marty McBlast 1.2 - Retro shooter.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:40

Marty McBlast is a retro game and cool platformer side-scrolling game mixed with shooter elements. Earn XP to buy upgrades for your guns. There are many guns and upgrades available within the game.

Version 1.2:
  • Gamepad Support Addition
  • Bug Fixes

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Porting Kit 2.9.371 - Ports Windows games to Mac.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:36

The Porting Kit is an application which ports certain Windows games to the Mac. Similar to "Crossover Mac," the application installs a Windows game using a script and creates a "Wineskin wrapper" and installs the specific Windows game into that wrapper. When the process is finished, you are able to run the game on your Mac. The cool thing about Porting Kit is that it also contains a lot of Free Windows games which it will automatically download and install. It's made so easy that not much knowledge is required to use the application. Some free games added to the Portingkit are:

  • Red Alert
  • Dune 2000
  • Wings of Fury 2
  • C&C Tiberian Sun

For the commercial games, only the setup file of the game is required, which Porting Kit will locate in the download folder and will also automatically install in Porting Kit as an app.

Version 2.9.371:
  • Improved: Google Analytics report in case no video card information can be detected
  • Fixed: Should not crash on startup in Mac OS X Lion
  • Improved: Google Analytics report in case no device ID can be detected
  • Fixed: Video card detection through the API has a better priority system in case of multiple video cards
  • Fixed: A same joystick shouldn't be listed twice in the joysticks list
  • Improved: Steam Controller initial support (still poor) for the joystick remap feature
  • Changed: Created WSI2 files will no longer support PK 2.8.3 and below
  • Fixed: The whole creation of a port should be done inside a temporary folder

  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • Legacy version for OS X 10.6 and 10.7 in Related Links

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Facebook search briefly suggested sexual content involving kids

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:35
Yesterday, Facebook users reported that the website's search function began suggesting autofills of their searches that included sexually explicit phrases. After typing "videos of," the predictive search feature suggested phrases like "videos of sexu...
Categories: Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

SQLPro for Postgres 1.0.130 - $39.99

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:32

SQLPro for Postgres is an advanced but lightweight Postgres database-management studio. It allows quick and simple access to Postgres SQL servers, with advanced time-saving features.

  • Syntax highlighting
  • Intellisense
  • Tab-based interface
  • Support for executing multiple queries at once
  • Quick access to tables, columns, and more
  • Stored procedure execution

Version 1.0.130:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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