Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

ExifTool 10.86 - Manipulate image, audio, and video metadata.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:30

ExifTool is a platform-independent Perl library plus a command-line application for reading, writing and editing meta information in a wide variety of files. ExifTool supports many different metadata formats including EXIF, GPS, IPTC, XMP, JFIF, GeoTIFF, ICC Profile, Photoshop IRB, FlashPix, AFCP and ID3, as well as the maker notes of many digital cameras by Canon, Casio, FLIR, FujiFilm, GE, HP, JVC/Victor, Kodak, Leaf, Minolta/Konica-Minolta, Nikon, Nintendo, Olympus/Epson, Panasonic/Leica, Pentax/Asahi, Phase One, Reconyx, Ricoh, Samsung, Sanyo, Sigma/Foveon and Sony.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

Version 10.86:
  • Decode GPS position and accelerometer data from BikeBro AVI videos
  • Decode a new Sony tag and add a new value to another tag (thanks Jos Roost)
  • Decode GPSAltitude from some videos with the -ee option
  • Decode some new tags from Kodak PixPro 4KVR360 JPEG images and MP4 videos
  • Decode GPS information from CR3 files
  • Fixed unnecessary warnings when Validate option used on CR3 images

  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • Perl 5.004 or later

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External Drive Data Recovery Wizard - Recover lost files from external devices.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:29

External Drive Data Recovery Wizard allows you to recover various files from external storage devices quickly, safely and completely. It fully supports many external hard drive brands: Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba, Hitachi, Samsung, Transcend, SanDisk, Sony, Kingston, Dell, Lenovo, Quantum, Apple, Iomega, Maxtor, Fujitsu, ADATA, Strontium, EMC, LaCie, Buffalo, etc.

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

  • OS X 10.6 or later

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Bitnami Phabricator 2018.10-0 - Install and configure the Phabricator collection.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:26

Bitnami Phabricator creates a self-contained Phabricator installation that is fully configured, together with all the necessary dependencies (Apache, MySQL, PHP, and phpMyAdmin).

The user interaction is resumed to simply following the instructions featured in the Bitnami Phabricator installer. Note that the account created during installation is required for logging into the Phabricator console.

Version 2018.10-0:
  • Updated Phabricator to 2018.10
  • Updated PHP to 7.1.15
  • Updated phpMyAdmin to 4.7.9

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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GNS3 2.1.4 - Graphical network simulator that allows simulation of complex networks.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:24

GNS3 is a graphical network simulator that allows simulation of complex networks.

To allow complete simulations, GNS3 is strongly linked with:

  • Dynamips, the core program that allows Cisco IOS emulation
  • Dynagen, a text-based front-end for Dynamips
  • Qemu, a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer
  • GNS3 is an excellent complementary tool to real labs for network engineers, administrators and people wanting to pass certifications such as CCNA, CCNP, CCIP, CCIE, JNCIA, JNCIS, JNCIE
  • Design of high quality and complex network topologies
  • Emulation of many Cisco IOS router platforms, IPS, PIX and ASA firewalls, JunOS
  • Simulation of simple Ethernet, ATM and Frame Relay switches
  • Connection of the simulated network to the real world!
  • Packet capture using Wireshark
  • Important notice: users have to provide their own IOS/IPS/PIX/ASA/JunOS to use with GNS3

Version 2.1.4:
  • Update node on server on any change, Fixes: #2429
  • Mark IOU layer 1 keepalive messages feature as non-functional. Fixes #2431.
  • Images refresh when added via settings, Fixes:#2423
  • Emit project_loaded_signal after project creation
  • Add option Show interface labels on new project, Ref. #2308
  • Improve finding pyuic3.exe on Windows
  • Use debug for error downloading file messages. Fixes #2398.
  • Refresh buttons in the cloud node to query the server for available interfaces. Fixes #2416.
  • Handle Certifacte Error, Ref. gns3-server#1262
  • Use UTF-8 for IOURC file migration.
  • Look for symbols on controller, Ref. #2405
  • Display an error message if Telnet console program cannot be executed.

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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'Battlefront II' will finally make in-game progression fair next week

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:22
Electronic Arts' long, awkward nightmare over Star Wars Battlefront II's multiplayer progression might finally be over. With next week's patch, dubbed the "Progression" update, EA promises that Star Cards (power-ups) or any other item that impact gam...
Categories: Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

Apple is holding an education event on March 27 in Chicago

MacCentral - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:19

Apple just sent out invitations to an event on March 27, to be held at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago.

The invitation says very little, in typical Apple fashion, but the image that accompanies it (above) says, “Let’s take a field trip.” In the text of the invitation itself, Apple says, “Join us to hear creative new ideas for teachers and students.”

Clearly, this event is going to focus on Apple products aimed at education. What could those be?

A cheaper 9.7-inch iPad: Rumors of a cheaper 9.7-inch iPad have been circulating for a few months, and a couple new iPad models were approved by the EEC in February.

To read this article in full, please click here

XOXO Returns

Daring Fireball - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:11

Cool launch for the return of a wonderfully cool conference — watch live as artists collaborate on a mural.

Categories: Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

Sled Web Builder 1.0.4 - Create websites from customizable components.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:07

Sled Web Builder allows you to create a website from a collection of customizable components. Just drag and drop, and see the result live. A focus on essentials, forget about the technical considerations. You quickly get a result that makes sense. This is perfect for your prototypes, perfect to showcase your activity, your products… then publish your project and host it on the provider of your choice. No database needed, no imposed service, no ads. Start using Sled for free and move to the SledPlus version (in-app purchase), depending on your needs.

The generated site is SEO optimized. With SledPlus, you can create other versions of your website in other languages.

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

Version 1.0.4:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.12 or later.

  • Add new Header (Circular Patchwork header), SledPlus.

  • OS X 10.12 or later

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The Puffco Peak vaporizer is a quick hit of concentrated genius

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:00
Hell hath no fury like a stoner who has just had to dig his last nugget of honeycomb wax out of the carpet because the wad of sticky concentrate managed to fall off its dabbing tool. I mean, do you still fire it up -- carpet fuzz, cat hair and al...
Categories: Apple (iOS/Mac OSX) told: Draw up code of practice for cops bulk-slurping car plates

The Register - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:40
CCTV commish welcomes amendment 3 years after first suggested

UK government will be forced to debate a code of practice for cops' use of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) systems after Labour MPs tabled an amendment to the Data Protection Bill.…

Inside Google’s plan to build a smart neighborhood in Toronto

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:30
On the Sidewalk Labs website is a 200-page document explaining its vision for a smart neighborhood in Toronto. It's packed with illustrations that show a warm, idyllic community full of grassy parks, modular buildings and underground tunnels with del...
Categories: Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

Alexa's 'Brief Mode' makes the digital assistant way less chatty

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:18
Not too long ago, people got creeped out by Amazon's Alexa devices randomly laughing at them. Now Jeff Bezos' digital assistant is offering folks the chance to put a sock in its mouth. Err, speaker. Reddit users first noticed that when asked to turn...
Categories: Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

SmartSVN 9.2.3 - Client for Subversion; Pro version available.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:16

SmartSVN is graphical client for the Open Source version control system Subversion (SVN). It targets professionals who demand a reliable, efficient and well-supported SVN client for their daily business.

SmartSVN Professional has powerful features like Change Set handling (group your changes before finally committing them), Revision Graph (shows the branch structure and copy history graphically), built-in File Compare/Merge, Change Report or Tag and Branch handling, which make your daily work with Subversion as easy as possible.

SmartSVN is the consequent successor of SmartCVS, and works together with your Subversion server out of the box.

SmartSVN is available in two versions, a free Foundation version and the powerful Professional version.

Version 9.2.3: New:
  • Cache creation dialog: added option smartsvn.cache.skipDialog to skip showing the dialog and always selecting the preselected path
  • Linux launcher: fixed to prevent problems with libz on some newer Linux versions
  • Refresh:
    • Lock column showsn locked files in externals as "broken"
    • Overlapping moves are not properly recognized (A -> B, C -> A)
  • About dialog: some license files showed wrong license count
  • Linux bundle: missed readme-linux.txt

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Safe + 7.4.6 - Encrypt and organize your sensitive data, photos, and contacts.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:11

Safe + helps you organize and store your sensitive data. More than just a password manager, Safe + also protects your photos, videos, contacts, and PDF documents! All data is encrypted using super-secure 256-bit AES. And now it supports Touch ID and Wi-Fi synchronization across your Mac, iPhone, and iPad!

Safe + helps you manage and organize your passwords, and provides a mobile and secure place to keep them -- at home, at work, and on the move. When you’re traveling, Safe + stores your health-insurance data, screenshots of travel documents and boarding passes, and images of your passport, ID, and credit cards. Safe + is also a secure wallet for membership, debit, and loyalty cards, even QR codes -- all securely stored as images in one safe place.

Safe + allows you to perform a comprehensive range of tasks:

  • Protecting your sensitive data with your password and strong encryption
  • Organizing your data in as many categories as you want
  • Use our templates for credit cards, bank accounts, user accounts, contacts, images, text, or create your own item forms
  • Adding comments to your items
  • Changing and sorting your categories and items in a simple way
  • Accessing your login credentials directly from Safari
  • Launching Safari direct from web addresses stored in Safe+
  • Creating encrypted backups for data security and to transfer across devices

Version 7.4.6:
  • New Japanese translation
  • Compatibility with Safe + v7.4.6 for iOS
  • User interface enhancements

  • macOS 10.12 or later

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MacFamilyTree 8.3.4 - Create and explore your family tree.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:09

MacFamilyTree gives genealogy a facelift: modern, interactive, convenient and fast. Explore your family tree and your family history in a way generations of chroniclers before you would have loved. MacFamilyTree helps you capture your family history, and turns data and facts into conclusive reports and visually impressive charts.

MacFamilyTree offers numerous options for you to capture and visualize your family history. Now matter how you want to illustrate your family relationships - MacFamilyTree 8 has the right solution for you, offering different types of reports, charts or the innovative Virtual Tree 3D view. The possibilities are nearly endless - optionally synchronize your data via iCloud, access a huge genealogical online archive to assist your research, create websites and family books or do your research on the go with MobileFamilyTree 8, available separately for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

  • well-structured, fast and easy-to-use user interface
  • the new Interactive Family Tree: Lets you navigate your entire family tree, view all persons and families, and add persons directly
  • FamilySearch: Doing extensive research has never been more convenient - access the world's biggest genealogical archive with several billions of person and family records from the comfort your home.
  • Genealogical research developed specifically for OS X in order to harness cutting-edge Apple technologies for optimized application performance

Version 8.3.4:

Note: Currently available for $29.99.

Much Improved Interactive Tree:

  • Support added for Metal 2 when running in macOS 10.13 High Sierra for incredible smooth animations and less energy consumption
  • Much improved text rendering when running on macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Improved visualization of family connections, persons and images
  • Much improved performance when using Family Search in the Interactive Tree
  • Improved indicators when further persons are present
  • Sidebar can be hidden when browsing the Interactive Tree
  • Print the Interactive Tree
  • Configurable Family Connections: Highlight blood relationships and adopted relationships
  • Improved generation separators: Quickly discover which persons are related
  • Improved control over shadows and lighting
  • Improved navigation and zoom
New Database Merge:

  • Merge GEDCOM files and MacFamilyTree files to your current family tree
  • Detects persons, families, sources and places present in both files in order to avoid duplicates
  • Decide on a entry-by-entry case which information to preserve
New Duplicate Detection:

  • Search for duplicate persons, families, places or sources in your family tree
  • When duplicate entries are found, merge these entries while preserving family connections
New Timeline:

  • Completely redeveloped Timeline
  • Choose between 6 graphical styles
  • Group timeline entries to create separate sections by last name or birth place
  • Display historical events, like World War II, directly on the timeline
  • Configurable fonts
  • Configurable events: Choose which person and family events should be displayed in the timeline
  • Timeline can be configured to be displayed as a top to bottom chart or left to right chart
Other Improvements:

  • Performance of all charts & diagrams vastly improved
  • Performance across the app improved, especially when using macOS 10.13 High Sierra or iOS 11
  • Find and reveal specific persons in larger charts
  • Smart Filters improved with more search options
  • Improved places import from GEDCOM files
  • Improved display of married names
  • Improved plausibility warnings
  • Countless number of smaller improvements and bug fixes

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Crooks opt for Monero as crypto of choice to launder ill-gotten gains

The Register - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:09
Study examines the cutting edge of cybercrime

Crooks are increasingly turning to Monero over Bitcoin, according to a new study on the economics of cybercrime.…

Gridded 2.2.4 - Powerful flashcard system.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:03

Gridded is a flashcard system for both iOS and OS X that includes a customizable spaced repetition system, powerful editing tools, cloud sync for users with multiple devices, and text-to-speech support for learning foreign languages. It includes thousands of built-in memorizable items to get you started.

Each Gridded item consists of three fields: a prompt, a response, and notes. Each item can be included in any number of decks, and each deck can be included in any number of exportable, sharable bundles. Items and decks are also categorized by response type. Editing tools include the ability to merge items with the same prompt within a response type, the ability to split items with long prompts into multiple items, the ability to split large decks into multiple smaller decks, find and replace, case change, and the ability to switch around prompts, responses, and notes. Items can be added one-by-one or from lists, and can be exported in lists as well.

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

Version 2.2.4:
  • Syncing is now quicker, more efficient, and more intuitive.

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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GreenChess 8.0.4 - Chess game software and PGN viewer.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:02

GreenChess is a chess game software and PGN viewer.

Play a game of chess against the built-in GreenChess engine, load a UCI chess engine to play against or view a collection of games in PGN format to analyze.

Version 8.0.4:
  • Improved graphics rendering and memory management.

  • macOS 10.12 or later

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The best gaming mouse

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:00
By Thorin Klosowski This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here. After research...
Categories: Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

Phiewer 1.8.1 - Fast way to view your images.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:59

Phiewer is an easy and fast way to view your images, videos and even audio files. It is folder-based so you can just browse your media in one window without any extra clicking-and-selecting.

Version 1.8.1:
  • Added error logging
  • Added system tab in preferences (splitted settings tab content)

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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