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Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite 13 Updated

Red Giant announced today the availability of Magic Bullet Suite 13, a significant update to its widely-used color correction, finishing and film looks tools for filmmakers. Packed with powerful new features, every single tool in the Magic Bullet Suite has received major updates and is now GPU accelerated. And for the first time ever, Magic Bullet Suite delivers real-time color correction thanks to OpenCL support in Adobe(R) Premiere(R) Pro CC, extending the toolset for users of the industry’s leading NLE.


“Magic Bullet Suite has always been the most approachable set of tools for professional color grading and finishing,” said Aharon Rabinowitz, Red Giant’s head of marketing. “This release makes it all faster and better, both in the user experience and in the end result. Editors and filmmakers will love the intuitiveness and power of the tools, and they’ll get more done, thanks to Magic Bullet Suite 13’s real-time performance for color correction.”


Magic Bullet Looks 4.0:
A major upgrade to Red Giant’s tool for powerful looks and color correction for filmmakers, Magic Bullet Looks 4.0 delivers real-time performance in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, thanks to new OpenCL support, new presets, tools, and some essential workflow and UI enhancements. Among the enhancements that make this upgrade a serious improvement for users are more than 50 new presets (over 200, in total), a new “favorite” looks feature, and the ability to create an image reference library for comparison. Red Giant has also updated scopes so they can be resized (larger or smaller), and users can zoom in and out of the hue/saturation scope.


Feature highlights – What’s new in Magic Bullet Looks 4.0:
* OpenCL support for real-time playback
* Over 50 new Looks Presets
* New Tool Presets
* Source Tool
* Renoiser Tool
* Mojo II Tool
* Reference Library
* Universal strength slider
* Looks Favorites
* Resizing Scopes
* Save Looks Workflow


Magic Bullet Colorista IV:
Red Giant’s professional color correction tool for filmmakers now includes Guided Color Correction, a step-by-step process for quickly and accurately balancing a shot. Simple to use, Guided Color Correction makes balancing a shot incredibly easy, delivering beautiful results, while educating editors as they move through each stage of the color workflow. Magic Bullet Colorista IV also features the new Colorista Panel, which greatly expands (or enhances) the Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects color grading experience. Users can reposition, scale and dock the interface, and Colorista IV’s UI elements will arrange themselves to fit within the space. Similar to an adaptive web layout, users can enable full screen, vertical, or horizontal layouts.


Feature highlights – What’s new in Magic Bullet Colorista IV:
* Colorista Panel for Adobe After Effects CC and Adobe Premiere Pro CC
* Guided Color Correction
* LUTs
* Color Temperature & Tint controls
* Custom RGB Point Curves
* Streamlined Keyer Interface
* Log Support


Announcing the All-New Magic Bullet Denoiser III:
Magic Bullet Denoiser has always been the go-to tool for removing unwanted video noise from footage – a necessary and, until now, time-consuming process. The new Denoiser III is a game-changing update, offering users the magic formula of tight engineering, ease of use, incredible speeds, and the highest quality results imaginable. Rewritten entirely from scratch, Denoiser III is powered by wrnch, the computer vision technology startup backed by investor Mark Cuban, of Shark Tank fame.


“Magic Bullet Denoiser III runs on some powerful and incredibly fast video denoising technology from wrnch. Mix that with Red Giant’s ability to provide an intuitive user experience, and you’ve easily got the best desktop video denoiser on the market,” states Mark Cuban. Leveraging wrnch computer vision technology, the speed and reliability of Denoiser III is unmatched by any other denoising tool available, easily making it the best and fastest noise removing software on the market.


“Red Giant is always working to bring the best filmmaking experience to our customers through technology that not only provides great results, but that is also easy to use,” states Chad Bechert, CEO of Red Giant. “We’re excited to partner with wrnch to deliver a next generation video denoising tool that will make what has always been a slow and painful process faster and better than ever before.”


Feature highlights: What’s new in Magic Bullet Denoiser III:
* Incredible quality results
* GPU acceleration
* Near real-time performance
* New UI/Easier to use


Magic Bullet Mojo II
The go-to tool for achieving a sophisticated, cinematic color grade in seconds, Magic Bullet Mojo II has been updated to keep pace with the most popular looks of today’s Hollywood films. Mojo II instantly gives footage a unified complementary color palette that makes everything look better. It’s all the tricks professional colorists use on big-budget Hollywood movies, in one compact package. Mojo II is easy to use and works in many host apps, making it simple for editors to get a great look, wherever they are working. The new version adds features like vignetting, exposure controls, and temperature/tint sliders to give filmmakers the most Mojo possible.


Feature highlights – What’s new in Magic Bullet Mojo II:
* Updated cinematic style
* OpenCL support for real-time playback
* My Footage is … (LOG support)
* Presets
* Vignette
* Exposure
* Color Temperature
* Tint


Magic Bullet Cosmo II:
Magic Bullet Cosmo II, Red Giant’s tool for fast, simple digital cosmetic cleanup, delivers refined results that look more natural than ever. With an improved skin smoothing algorithm, users can easily balance skin tones, reduce wrinkles, and remove skin blemishes, to make talent look their absolute best. And with the help of a new skin sampling tool, users can target exact skin tones, making the process easier and more intuitive than ever before.


Feature highlights – What’s new in Magic Bullet Cosmo II:
* Better results
* Skin Sample Tool
* Refined Visual Feedback


Red Giant Adds Magic Bullet Renoiser to the Suite:
Renoiser is an entirely new product that gives footage a cinematic texture and grain. Whether users are working with denoised video, CGI and motion graphics, or video shot on a camera that produces virtually noiseless footage, Renoiser’s all-new, real-time, GPU-accelerated grain engine rebuilds footage with an incredibly authentic cinematic texture and grain. Renoiser is fully-customizable and includes 16 noise/grain presets based on real film stocks and popular movies (such as 16MM, 8MM and much more). Renoiser supports OpenGL/OpenCL (Adobe Mercury Playback), delivering results in real time.


Magic Bullet Film 1.2:
The tool of choice for giving footage the look and color of real motion picture film has been updated with OpenCL support for real-time playback. Magic Bullet Film 1.2 emulates the entire photochemical process – from the original film negative, to color grading, and finally to the print stock. With no need to wait for footage to develop, the workflow is easier and faster than ever. Magic Bullet Film 1.2 is a FREE update to Magic Bullet Film 1.0.


Magic Bullet Suite 13 Compatibility:
*Supported host applications: All Magic Bullet tools work in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC and Apple Final Cut Pro X; some tools work in additional host apps.
*OS: All tools work on both Windows and Mac.


A single license of Magic Bullet Suite gives users access to the tools in all supported host apps on the same computer. Check the individual product pages for specific host-app and OS compatibility.


Update to Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite 13:
Current Magic Bullet Suite users can upgrade for $299 (USD) to the latest version via the Red Giant Website or through Red Giant Link. For additional help updating to the latest version of Magic Bullet, please contact the Red Giant support team with any questions.


How to Purchase:
Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite 13 is now available for $899. New customers can download a free trial or purchase from the Red Giant product page. Customers can purchase individual products or the entire Magic Bullet Suite 13. Complete pricing info available on the Magic Bullet product page.


Red Giant Volume License Program
Customers interested in 5 or more licenses of Magic Bullet Suite are eligible for the Red Giant Volume Program, which offers great pricing and many other advantages. Learn more on the Red Giant website.


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Magzter’s Go Green Contest Ssaves Over 2,000 Trees

Magzter, the world’s largest digital magazine newsstand, ran a unique and interesting “Go Green” contest between September 16 and October 15, which encouraged its millions of readers across the globe to read more magazines digitally. The contest was a roaring success as readers from over 190 countries participated in it and saved more than 2,000 trees by reading all that they love on Magzter.


The winner of the Go Green contest, Mr. Adharsh Iyenggar, who read the most number of magazine pages during the contest period, walked away with a brand new iPhone 7, while nine other top readers were rewarded with $100 (USD) gift cards each. This contest not only motivated the existing users to read more digitally, but also encouraged thousands of new readers to plunge into digital reading, which ultimately helped in saving more trees and the environment.


Magzter has a page on their website which showcases how much their readers are helping in saving the environment by reading digitally and saving paper and thereby trees, oil, landfill space, energy, water and air pollution.


Following the success of Go Green contest, Magzter has launched an all-new exciting contest – The Ultimate Reading Championship, on October 25. Many more exciting activities are added in this contest apart from reading magazines, which will take the readers closer to winning some fabulous prizes.


More than 10,000 people participated in the first contest and the Magzter team predicts this number to exponentially increase in the upcoming contests as more readers are increasingly switching from print to digital reading.


Magzter – Digital Magazine Newsstand 6.9 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the News category. The Magzter app is also available on the web, Google Play, Amazon App Store, Kindle Fire and is expanding to more platforms soon. Magzter’s easy purchase and renewal systems ensure subscriptions are paid on time, eliminating the need for paper checks and postal mail issues. Users can buy their magazines on any of the above devices/platforms and seamlessly port their purchases to any other devices, a feature unique to Magzter.

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iRecognize Flashcards iPad App Reinvents Traditional Education

iRecognize, an app for creating custom photo flashcard quizzes by iRecognize Solutions, LLC officially launches their tool for learning and recollection in the iTunes App Store. iRecognize allows users to create quizzes intended for learning and recollection by using their own photos, text, and voice to create one-of-a-kind educational material. Unlike traditional, and often mundane testing material, iRecognize has created a unique learning environment to improve and test skills of all levels.


“We noticed a gap in relatability with ordinary learning materials, so I created iRecognize to allow users to design custom quizzes using content they are familiar with; their own,” says Richard Dressler, CEO of iRecognize Solutions, LLC.”


iRecognize features an easily navigated user interface that allows its quiz makers and takers to instantly create a custom quiz, test their skills with one of the pre-loaded quizzes, and track their progress with the results tool.


iRecognize has an infinite amount of applications limited only by one’s imagination. From introducing pre-schoolers their colors, shapes, and basic concepts, to helping students of any grade or subject prepare for a big exam. iRecognize even serves as a great tool for keeping the elderly sharp during their golden years. Users can create quizzes in any language, or combination of languages, which makes it perfect for language classes as well. Parents with special needs children will enjoy the iRecognize’s customization platform that allows them to create familiar content that their child will want to engage with.


“Whether you’re an adult or adolescent, we all suffer from day-dreaming, or loss of interest from time-to-time. iRecognize’s use of materials that we recognize is more likely to keep the test-taker’s attention over uninteresting imagery that they don’t relate to,” says Dressler.


iRecognize 2.0.6 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. For more information, visit iRecognize’s official website.


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Just in Time for Halloween: The Interactive Legend of Sleepy Hollow for iOS

iClassics Collection today is proud to announce the release of The Interactive Legend of Sleepy Hollow 1.0.1 for iOS and Android devices. Washington Irving is the latest classic author to be re-imagined and added to the interactive and unabridged iClassics’ app book library. Set to spook and captivate those looking for a scare if they dare (Ages 8-14), The Interactive Legend of Sleepy Hollow joins a spectacular range of immersive iClassics reading apps including iLondon, iPoe, iWilde, iDickens, iDoyle, iLovecraft.


This year, why not mark Halloween with this frightful family favourite and latest addition to iClassics’ interactive book app collection; The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The infamous headless horseman has been brought to life in Washington Irving’s original and creative work. This eerie tale by Washington Irving has sent shivers down many spines over the years. The iClassics collection has returned to tell the classic American ghost story, Sleepy Hollow. This latest release is enriched with illustrations and high quality sound effects, as well as interactivity and spectacular soundtracks, enabling the readers to enjoy a completely immersive experience with the classic text.


Key features:
*All stories include interactive and artistic elements to aid the child’s reading of the original text
*Jump to any page in the book with the handy table of contents
*Leave the app at any moment and return to the same page
*As well as brushing up on their modern classics, readers can also educate themselves on the authors biographies, further improving their knowledge


Illustrated by Aitor Prieto and directed by David G. Fores, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow includes 52 illustrations, 67 animations and 52 interactive pages and 50 minutes of Original Soundtrack by Adri Mena and Miquel Tejada.


A collection of 11 Edgar Allan Poe short stories served as the starting point for iClassics, and it was shortly followed by the iLovecraft, iWilde, iDoyle, iDickens collections and most recently the iLondon collection. There are six collections that readers can enjoy in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.


Various international awards have consolidated the Spanish startup iClassics Productions as a cultural, educational, ludic and creative project. Having accumulated more than 900,000 downloads and received thousands of positive reviews by users; iClassics leads the way in the interactive book market.


For a limited time, The Interactive Legend of Sleepy Hollow 1.0.1 is offered at the special price of $2.99 USD until 2nd November 2016 ($4.99 thereafter), or equivalent amount in other currencies, and available worldwide through the App Store in the Books category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play. For more info contact Gavin Pattison.


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Halloween Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt on PaigeeWorld

This Halloween join the Pumpkin Hunt on PaigeeWorld. The Hunt is on! There are over 45 pumpkins hidden on PaigeeWorld. The pumpkins have been created by PaigeeWorld community members from around the world. Find pumpkins hidden throughout the store by solving riddles, puzzles and codes. All pumpkins have a riddle path to find them as well as a codex path. You will need to solve both riddles and codes to find them all!


Members will be awarded 50 bonus PaigeePoints when they unlock the first pumpkin by using points. Members will be awarded 125 points after finding 25 pumpkins. If a community member finds all of the pumpkins in the hunt, they will earn 500 points, earn a special badge on PaigeeWorld, and qualify to win a participation prize.


The Pumpkin Hunt starts on October 31st at 12am around the world and finishes at midnight. Members will have all day to find the Pumpkins wherever they are located around the world. Pick your route! After you find a Pumpkin you will be provided 2 possible routes to find the next one. Both routes lead to different pumpkins. Solve the riddles and/or codes to find as many pumpkins as possible. You will be rewarded along the way.


The following participation prizes are available for this contest:
* Alpaca Plushies
* Jiji Hat, Sheep Backpack or King Girl Kitty Watch
* Milk Pencil Case, Milk Eraser
* Macaron Pencil, Halloween Syringe Pencil, Fruit Erasers
* Alpaca Sticker Pack, Alpaca Memo and Sticky Notes
* Sheep Sticky Memos, PaigeeWorld Sticker Pack
* Sakura Gelly Roll
* Marvy Uchida Sample Pack
* Marvy Uchida 30% Off Coupon (USA Only)
* Clip Studio Paint Debut License


PaigeeWorld 3.3 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play as well as on the web. Full contest and event details are available on PaigeeWorld online.

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MacHTTP.Org Releases MacHTTP-js Preview for macOS

MacHTTP.Org has released MacHTTP-js Preview for macOS, their full-featured Web server for 21st century desktops and servers. MacHTTP-js is a modern take on the classic stand-alone, desktop computer Web server plus a whole lot more, using current state-of-the-art technology while derived from the core ideas that went into the creation of the original Mac Web server, MacHTTP.


MacHTTP-js eliminates the need to understand arcane command line tools or to be an expert in deploying Linux-based servers. Instead, it returns to its roots as a double-clickable application with a friendly user interface allowing anyone technical enough to operate a text editor to set up a web server or create compelling Web applications on their desktop which can be migrated to public servers.


Implemented with modern technologies like node.js, Express.js, and Electron, MacHTTP-js is designed for upcoming versions to run on multiple different operating systems and computers, from Macs running macOS to Windows 10, various flavors of Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, RHEL, etc.), and even Raspberry Pis running Raspbian or container-based systems like Docker. These other versions will be released as part of the final release of MacHTTP-js, coming soon.


The Preview version of MacHTTP-js released today runs on any version of macOS that is actively supported by Apple. For more information on MacHTTP-js, or to download the fully functional MacHTTP-js Preview version on macOS, free of charge, visit their web site.

Maintain Releases Cocktail Update – Version 10.1 (Sierra Edition)

Maintain has released Cocktail 10.1 (Sierra Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running macOS Sierra 10.12. The update is highly recommended for all users of Cocktail (Sierra Edition).


What’s New:
* Added ability to clear CoreCapture log
* Added ability to clear .awd, .dpsub, .ips and .report files
* Major improvements on the “Clear Apple mobile devices logs and diagnostic messages” procedure
* Miscellaneous improvements on the “Clear log files” procedure
* Added macOS Sierra 10.12.1 compatibility
* Updated Automator actions
* Updated Help files


Cocktail is a utility for macOS that allows users to clean, repair and optimize their Mac. Cocktail’s features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot mode that allows you to simply press a button and relax, knowing that Cocktail will take care of the rest.


* Automatically check S.M.A.R.T. status of disks
* Enable or disable journaling
* Set disk sleep (spindown) time
* Modify standby delay
* Change other disk sleep settings
* Force eject CD/DVD


* Run periodic maintenance scripts
* Purge inactive memory and optimize virtual memory usage
* Manage Spotlight indexing
* Erase Spotlight indexes
* Modify Time Machine settings
* Rebuild Launch Services and Help databases
* Rebuild Mail’s Envelope Index
* Update locate and whatis databases
* Force empty the Trash
* Change startup mode or set startup delay
* Disable startup sound
* Disable Notification Center and App Nap


* Clear system caches
* Clear user caches
* Clear font caches
* Clear virtual memory swap files
* Clear temporary files
* Clear Internet caches
* Clear cookies, download lists, form values and history files
* Clear Adobe Flash Player caches and cookies
* Clear applications caches
* Search for corrupted preference files
* Delete unnecessary localization (language resources) files
* Clear and manage (view, print and save) log files
* Delete invisible DS Store files
* Delete locked or inaccessible items


* Change speed, duplex and MTU of network cards
* Easily optimize network settings for common connection types
* Modify IP configuration parameters
* Configure File Sharing settings


* Customize look and features of Finder, Dock, login window and other system services
* Modify hidden settings of Safari, iTunes and Launchpad


Cocktail is $19.00 (USD) for a single user license and available for purchase from the Maintain website. When unregistered, Cocktail runs in demo mode and will expire after the tenth launch.

MacXDVD Offers Giveaway of Halloween Movie Suite

With annual Halloween scary movie frenzy kicking off, MacXDVD reaches into its bag of tricks and pulls out a monster hit: a Halloween Spooktacular Giveaway treat of its best-selling movie mates MacX YouTube Downloader and MacX iPhone DVD Ripper, starting from now till November 5.


To get the spooky Halloween gift pack, simply go to MacXDVD giveaway page and share the treat with friends on Facebook or tweet about this giveaway on Twitter, starting from October 25 to November 5.


Besides the Halloween given away programs, there are extra bonuses available during the Halloween holiday as well, including the fastest movie converter, a full HD DVD ripper and a media suite pack, with up to 65% “Spooktacular” savings. Plus, a strong lineup of Halloween horror movies and psychological thrillers, scary costume ideas, frightful music and DIY decorations is put together to get users fully ready for Halloween holiday.


MacX iPhone DVD Ripper is normally priced at $29.95 (USD) while MacX YouTube Downloader is a free, powerful and safe movie downloader. From October 25 to November 5, all users can get the two robust movie helpers for free at MacXDVD Halloween giveaway official page by sharing with friends on Facebook or Twitter.