Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

fp 10.0 - Unlimited length integers and more for Xcode C++.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:57

fp is an Xcode C++ project which implements unlimited length integers, multi-precision floating point numbers, and multi-precision complex numbers. It can calculate the usual transcendental functions, including the Gamma function and many special functions. I am releasing it without a restrictive license.

Version 10.0:
  • Adds new matrix types and expands the poly functions to generate primitive polynomials and their GF(p^m) fields. Most (if not all) memory leaks have been stopped.

  • OS X 10.4.11 or later

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ScreenFloat 1.5.14 - Create screenshots in floating windows.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:54

ScreenFloat allows you to create screenshots which float above all other windows so that information is always readily available.

  • ScreenFloat is the ideal choice for anyone tired of moving and resizing windows around just to access a piece of information hidden behind them.
  • It is a great way to transfer not copy-paste-able information to another application.
  • It is also an excellent tool to store information for later use.

ScreenFloat offers you a great way to organize your shots with the built-in "Shots Browser", which lets you tag and name shots and organize them in "Collections" and "Smart Collections", sorted by criteria you specify.

Version 1.5.14:
  • Fixed a semi-rare crash when dragging the image-icon of a floating shot
  • Canceling a drag (by pressing ESC) now actually works
  • Fixed a bug where removing a keyboard shortcut would be reset to the default one after a restart
  • Fixed a bug where, after sharing a shot, the shot would show the standard window buttons
  • Fixed a bug where, when saving a shot and in the dialog selecting "New Folder", the app would seemingly freeze

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Amethyst 0.12.0 - Tiling window manager similar to xmonad.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:53

Amethyst is a tiling window manager similar to xmonad. It was originally written as an alternative to fjolnir's awesome xnomad but written in pure Objective-C. It's expanded to include some more features like Spaces support not reliant on fragile private APIs. Amethyst is free and open source under the MIT license.

Note: Amethyst must be given permissions to use the accessibility APIs under the Privacy tab of the Security & Privacy preferences pane. There is a comprehensive list of keyboard shortcuts that are available on the developer's webpage.

Version 0.12.0:
  • Windows can now be resized and moved with the mouse. #627
  • Add configuration option for specifying a minimum window size. #654
  • Add the global enabling and disabling actions to the status menu. #635
  • Add directional space throwing commands to the preferences window. #660
  • Fix a crash on macOS 10.13. #653
  • Fix a bug that lost the preferences for mouse resizing.

  • macOS 10.12 or later

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Apple is holding an education-focused event on March 27th

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:51
Well, can't say we saw this one coming. We were expecting Apple to take some time this month to talk about a sequel to its popular, low-cost iPad, and maybe even share some more information about its long-awaited wireless charging mat. Instead, Apple...
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UK mobe network Three's profits hit by IT upgrade costs

The Register - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:48
Oh, and billionaire owner Li Ka-shing retires

Mobile operator Three UK reported a fall in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA)* of 2 per cent to £437m for its full-year results – largely due to an IT and network upgrade.…

Melobase 1.4.7 - Record and play music back from a client-server.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:40

Melobase is a client-server solution featuring a database, a sequencer for recording and playing back music sequences, a metronome with tap tempo capabilities, an editor, an embedded studio offering 128 General MIDI instruments and a drum set, an input from an external MIDI keyboard, a synthesizer, and a mixer with level and balance control. Melobase also provides the ability to import MIDI sequences and also to save your sequences on your computer as standard MIDI files or audio files.

Version 1.4.7:
  • Fixes the rendering of many duplicate voices with some instruments such as the drawbar organ.
  • Fixes the sequencer not being updated immediately after edition.
  • Fixes the playback being sometimes stopped when changing the zone channel or the zoom level.
  • Fixes the screen not always being refreshed properly in high DPI mode under Windows.
  • Fixes the application becoming very slow with Intel HD 4000 or lower on Windows 10.
  • Other minor fixes.

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Smarten up your dumb devices with this $20, two-for-one smart plug deal

MacCentral - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:40

Listen up Echo fans! Today’s a good day to smarten up your outlets at a steal of a price. B&H Photo and Video is offering a two-pack of the Keewifi kisslink Wi-Fi smart plug mini for $20. This plug usually sells for $20 each.

Simply insert these plugs into your existing outlet and follow the set-up instructions on your smartphone using Tuya’s Smart apps for Android and iOS. These plugs don’t require a hub, which makes it easy to set them up without added cost. At the moment, however, the Kisslink plug is only compatible with Alexa devices—not Google Assistant or Apple HomeKit.

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Hides 5.0.1 - Keep a squeaky-clean workspace.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:35

Hides allows you to effortlessly clear your desktop in one quick keystroke to quickly hide sensitive information. Enable Focus Mode, to focus on the task at hand. What is Focus Mode? Focus Mode will hide all open applications automatically except the one you're currently working in! You have no excuse to procrastinate. Once enabled, Focus Mode work's like so: whenever you click on an app's dock icon (or window), all other apps will instantly be hidden from view. This create's a distraction-free, and ultimately more productive workspace. Focus mode can be configured only for specific apps or globally for all apps and it is easily configured in Preferences.

  • Focus Mode (only one app is active on screen at a time - completely configurable in Preferences)
  • Hide all open Apps
  • Hide all open Apps except the current active App
  • Global Hotkey support for all features

Version 5.0.1:
  • The Finder now has an option in Focus Mode. Some apps were showing in Focus mode but weren't actually compatible with it. These have been removed as an option.

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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Jettison 1.6 - Ejects external disks when you put your Mac to sleep.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:28

Jettison automatically ejects external disks from your Mac before your computer goes to sleep.

Simplify those last few seconds when you grab your MacBook and run out the door. Just close the lid and Jettison will automatically eject your backup drive, iPod, or whatever is connected so you can safely unplug it. Say goodbye to "disk was not ejected properly" errors and waking your computer back up because you forgot to eject everything.

Jettison even makes sure that Time Machine backups and file server volumes are properly shut down before they're removed. Your backups and shared files are safe and sound.

And what if you decide not to leave, and open your MacBook back up? Jettison will check to see if your drives are still connected and will mount them back on the Desktop if they're there.

Version 1.6: Enhancements:
  • Remounting ejected drives works more reliably.
  • Jettison now coordinates between multiple simultaneously logged-in users.
  • Jettison offers AppleScript commands to eject and mount disks and to put the computer to sleep.
  • When Jettison can't eject a disk, the error dialog includes a button in to save diagnostic information to a file so you can report the problem.
  • Jettison will not remount disk images that were mounted as part of a software update.
  • A "Check for Updates" menu item lets you manually check for updates.
  • APFS special volumes and recovery drives will not be remounted.
  • Corrected "drive not found" errors when remounting some disks.
  • Eliminated a crash that occurred when the system provided incomplete disk information.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when checking for open files when a disk refuses to eject.

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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A 'Narcos' video game is on the way for PC and consoles

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:26
A video game version of Pablo Escobar could grace your monitors, asking a poor guy whether he prefers "plata o plomo" (silver or lead), as soon as next year. Narcos producer Gaumont has forged a deal with British game publisher Curve Digital to devel...
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Remotix 5.0.5 - Access all your computers from anywhere.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:22

Remotix is a fast and powerful application to easily access multiple Macs (and PCs) from your own Mac.

  • Complete Apple Screen Sharing support - including Mac OS X login, clipboard synchronization, Apple adaptive codec and multiple display configurations
  • Advanced RDP implementation with RD Gateway, clipboard sync, bidirectional sound, file system and printer redirection
  • Automatic Bonjour server discovery and network scanners makes it easy to find and connect to other machines
  • Complete SSH tunneling support with public-key and password authentication
  • Remotix Cloud - allows users to access all their computers from anywhere

Version 5.0.5:
  • Fixed RDP authentication issues

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Fork - Fast and friendly git client (beta).

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:20

Fork is a fast and friendly git client.

  • Basic features: Fetch, pull, push | Commit, amend | Create and delete branches and tags | Create and delete remote repos | Checkout branch or revision | Cherry-pick, revert | Merge, rebase | Stashes | Submodules
  • Work with repository: Create, clone or add existing repos | Open recent repository quickly
  • Commit view: Stage / unstage changes line-by-line | Access to recent commit messages
  • More features: Browse the repository file tree at any commit | Intuitive merge conflict resolving | See your stashes right in the commit list

Version New:
  • Allow to ignore whitespaces in commit view.
  • Allow to checkout tags on double-click.
  • Allow to rebase on commits.
  • Add ability to change tracking reference for local branch.
  • Update commit message area.
  • Add track checkbox to push dialog.
  • Add ⌘⌥⇧O shortcut to open file in default editor.
  • P/r/s/f/d keys don't work after interactive rebase.
  • Commit list tooltips are not readable in dark mode.
  • Commits that are cherry-picked are not signed.
  • Fork shows incorrect number of conflicted files in status bar.

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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Phone-free Microsoft patents Notch-free phone

The Register - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:17
It's your body Notch your mind

"The Notch"* is either the curse of 2018 phone designs – or the only interesting thing about boring phone designs in 2018, depending on how you look at it. Now details of a Microsoft phone patent have emerged that could make future phones less Notchy.…

Memory Pictures Viewer 1.3.2 - View metadata embedded by Memory Pictures (was Memory Pics Viewer).

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:15

Memory Pictures Viewer (was Memory Pics Viewer) is a free JPEG GPS viewer which works in conjunction with our Memory Pictures app. Memory Pictures Viewer will work with any JPEG photos which come embedded with GPS coordinates and/or user comments (which is used by Memory Pictures to allow you to embed notes or diary entries about the photo you have taken).

Note: This is a read-only viewer and details cannot be modified.

Version 1.3.2:
  • Bug Fixes

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Darkest Dungeon 1.4.1 - Challenging gothic rogue-like turn-based RPG.

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

Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic rogue-like turn-based RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring.

Recruit, train, and lead a team of flawed heroes through twisted forests, forgotten warrens, ruined crypts, and beyond. You'll battle not only unimaginable foes, but stress, famine, disease, and the ever-encroaching dark. Uncover strange mysteries, and pit the heroes against an array of fearsome monsters with an innovative strategic turn-based combat system.

  • The Affliction System - battle not only monsters, but stress! Contend with paranoia, masochism, fear, irrationality, and a host of gameplay-meaningful quirks!
  • Striking hand-drawn gothic crowquill art style
  • Innovative turn-based combat pits you against a host of diabolical monsters
  • Narration system to celebrate your successes...and failures
  • 15 (and counting!) playable hero classes, including Plague Doctor, Hellion, and even the Leper!
  • Camp to heal wounds or deliver inspiring speeches.
  • Rest your weary, shell-shocked characters in town at the Tavern or the Abbey to keep their stress in check.
  • Classic CRPG and roguelike features, including meaningful permadeath, procedural dungeons, and incredible replay

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

Version 1.4.1:
  • Downloadable Content "The Crimson Court" and "The Shieldbreaker" are now available.

  • OS X 10.12 or later

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Smarky 2.5.6 - $11.95

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:08

Smarky is the bookmarks manager for Safari bookmarks which is compatible with Apple's iCloud. After installing Smarky and enabling iCloud syncing, you can have automatically alphabetized and organized Safari bookmarks on all of your Apple devices.

Version 2.5.6:
  • Restored ability to export a large number of changes to Opera, and added capability to export a large number of bookmarks to Firefox, Chrome and Vivaldi while they are running, although this is still not recommended.  (Large exports to Opera have failed since our version 2.5.3, when we removed the direct sync capability due to impracticality in Opera 48+.  The remaining coordinated sync capability had always been limited in size.  This new version, together with Version 42 of our BookMacster Sync extension which all users should now have, removes that limit.
  • Plays better with iCloud when exporting to Safari in the older macOS 10.12.
  • Now behaves more efficiently and robustly when importing from or exporting to Safari.  If no problems occur, completes the process without unnecessary waiting.  If rare problems occur, silently recovers and retries more quickly.
  • Fixed a condition which caused Error 325844 occasionally.
  • Corrected a bunch of references in Help Book and a few other messages which still referred to the old .bkmslf file extension which was replaced back in version 2.5 with .bmco.
  • Error 64215 now contains a underlying error which indicates why.
  • Fixed sorting by domain, host, path document setting, which appears to have been not performing for a long time.
  • Fixed a bug which could cause a crash instead of presenting Error 298441 or 398441 if something went wrong and timed out while exporting to Safari.

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Markster 2.5.6 - $16.95

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:05

Markster keeps your internet bookmarks in a central store. People use Markster because either:

  • The internal bookmarks facilities (Bookmarks Bar, Bookmarks Menu, Favorites Bar, etc.) in their web browser(s) do not meet their feature expectations.
  • They use more than one web browser, and prefer to keep all their bookmarks in a separate app, independent of the web browsers, instead of syncing the browsers' internal bookmarks facilities together.

When Markster users want to visit a bookmark they have previously stored, or add a new bookmark, instead of reaching for the Bookmarks Bar or Bookmarks Menu in the browser, they bring up Markster's Floating Menu. Markster provides three ways to do that:

  • Global Keyboard Shortcut, for example Cmd-Shift-D.
  • Dock Menu
  • Status Menulet (right side of Menu Bar)

The keyboard shortcut and/or status menulet are enable/disabled in Markster's preferences.

Version 2.5.6:
  • Plays better with iCloud when exporting to Safari in the older macOS 10.12.
  • Now behaves more efficiently and robustly when importing from or exporting to Safari.  If no problems occur, completes the process without unnecessary waiting.  If rare problems occur, silently recovers and retries more quickly.
  • Corrected a bunch of references in Help Book and a few other messages which still referred to the old .bkmslf file extension which was replaced back in version 2.5 with .bmco.
  • Error 64215 now contains a underlying error which indicates why.
  • Fixed sorting by domain, host, path document setting, which appears to have been not performing for a long time.
  • Fixed a bug which could cause a crash instead of presenting Error 298441 or 398441 if something went wrong and timed out while exporting to Safari.

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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QuickBooks R27 - Financial management and accounting for small businesses.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:01

QuickBooks helps you manage your business easily and efficiently. Organize your finances all in one place, track money going in and out of your business, and spot areas where you can save.

  • Built for Mac OS - Looks and works like you'd expect
  • Create invoices, pay bills, and manage expenses
  • Gain insight into your business with over 100 reports
  • New tool lets you easily track mileage
  • New multi-user options offer simultaneous access to QuickBooks data

Note: the price shown reflects the "Essentials" monthly subscription. To view more pricing options, go here.

Version R27:

Note: Currently available for $10.

  • Backup
  • Budgets
  • Closing Dates
  • Email Send
  • List management
  • Merchant Services
  • Online Banking
  • Preferences
  • Search
  • Snapshot
  • Stability
  • Time Tracking

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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Google joins forces with band OK Go to create classroom activities

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:01
Rock band OK Go is known for their complex, nerdy music videos. They danced in microgravity inside a parabolic plane in one, set a Rube Goldberg machine in motion in another and used the sounds they could create inside a car in yet another one. Since...
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News: Daily Deal: Atech Micro Bluetooth Receiver

iLounge - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:00

In our iLounge Deal for today, we’re offering the Atech Micro Bluetooth Receiver for only $19.99 — that’s 60% off the regular price. This tiny Bluetooth receiver will let you make any pair of headphones wireless. If you’re been looking to gain the benefits of wireless playback but don’t want to ditch your favorite wireless earbuds or cans, then this device is for you. Minimalist and feather-light, you simply pair it with…
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