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Use App Tamer 2.3 for macOS to Detect and Control Apps That Consume Too Much CPU

St. Clair Software is happy to announce the availability of a free update to its App Tamer utility for macOS. App Tamer 2.3 features an updated user interface and a new feature that detects CPU-hogging applications. If an application or macOS system process suddenly starts using large amounts of CPU time, App Tamer pops up a warning, letting you decide whether App Tamer should slow it down or let it continue. It catches problem apps before they prematurely run down your MacBook’s battery!

 

The changes in version 2.3 include:
* New “Detection” feature that alerts you when an application or background process starts consuming excessive CPU time
* Updated user interface that’s consistent with the look of El Capitan and Sierra
* App Tamer will no longer stop iTunes when iTunes is ripping a CD
* All Spotlight indexing processes (and their aggregate CPU usage) are now conveniently displayed as a single task
* A number of bugs and crashes have been fixed

 

More about App Tamer:
Some Mac applications, especially web browsers, continue running tasks or animations even when they’re supposed to be idle in the background. This can consume valuable processing power, reducing battery life and producing heat that increases fan noise. App Tamer’s unique AutoStop capability automatically slows down or pauses these applications when you switch away from them, and then restarts them when you click back to them. This frees your CPU and reduces power consumption.

 

App Tamer comes pre-configured to automatically manage Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Spotlight, Time Machine, Word and many other apps when they’re in the background. And customizing it for other applications is just a mouse click away.

 

App Tamer will operate on any Macintosh running macOS 10.8 or higher, and is free to try for 15 days. A license to continue using it after the trial period is $14.95 (USD). This update is free for users who purchased App Tamer 2.x or bought App Tamer 1.x after July 1, 2013. For those that purchased a license before that date, the upgrade is $7.95 (USD).

Pokemon GO Bot – CrazyBot now Available Free

CrazyBot Corp. is proud to announce that CrazyBot, the best Bot for Pokemon GO, is now free for a limited time. Offering multi-language support, CrazyBot features an amazing A.I. to captch Pokemons, including auto select best ball and razzberry. Best Pokemon Bot Ever!

 

Killer Features:
* Support bossland API, enjoy no captcha botting
* Support new Baby Pokemons, up to 251 Pokedex
* Amazing dashboard to control everything
* Mac OS, Windows cross platform supported
* Advanced anti-ban technology
* One-click, level 40
* Captcha support
* Auto hatch egg, envolve, power up and transfer by custom settings
* Multi-language support
* Amazing A.I. to captch Pokemons including auto select best ball and razzberry
* Auto bypass softban
* Auto Backpack items management

 

Pushbullet Notification when:
* Catched strong Pokemon
* User level up
* Account captcha’d
* Power up any Pokemon
* Evolve any Pokemon
* Egg hatched

 

For a limited time, CrazyBot for Pokemon GO, is now free.

Planwagon 1.0.2 Designed to Revolutionize How We Make Plans

Independent developer, Khaled Ali today is proud to announce the release of Planwagon 1.0.2, an update to the popular social networking app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Most people make plans in group-chats. Ever tried to make a plan only for the group to get messy and have some people completely miss the conversation? Planwagon finally fixes that problem.

 

Now available for free, Planwagon is a messenger where people can make plans from within the chatroom (called a “wagon”), then have them appear in a drawer at the top for everyone to see and vote on, which makes deciding where to go out, what food to eat, or any other group decision incredibly faster and easier.

 

The app is easy and intuitive to use, working like most prominent messengers. However, once a user is in the wagon, creating a plan is extremely simple: Open the plan drawer and press on the “+” button. The best part is that since users log in with Facebook, they have access to all their friends at the touch of a button.

 

Behind The Idea:
The idea came and was built in a college dorm room, when the founders were fed up with how messy group chats with friends, family, or team members became when trying to make plans or group decisions. A survey found that approximately 87.5% of college students face the same frustration when organizing plans with friends or meetings with team members in group projects.

 

“I was frustrated even though there were a few apps out there for making plans, but they just seemed to complicate the process if anything. People make plans in chatrooms, so Planwagon brings the solution there. There’s nothing quite like it.” explained Khaled Ali, co-founder and CEO. “This is how I initially came up with the idea. This was, logically, the next big thing. Everything’s moving to chat, including Facebook, Slack, WhatsApp, iMessage, Snapchat, Allo, each good for different things. And then there’s Planwagon – good for making plans.”

 

There are plans for Planwagon on Android, Facebook Messenger, and iMessage. Version 1.0.2 offers many under-the-hood performance improvements and minor bug fixes.

 

Planwagon 1.0.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.

Output Factory for Adobe InDesign UpdateImproves TIFF Image Export

Zevrix Solutions today is proud to announce the release of Output Factory 1.5.64, a maintenance update to its solution to automate printing, exporting, preflighting and file delivery from Adobe InDesign. Output Factory lets printers, ad agencies and publishing houses worldwide automate and simplify their output workflow and easily repurpose InDesign files for the web and mobile devices.

 

The new version makes Output Factory a fully 64-bit native application, thus improving its performance and reducing the likelihood of memory-related errors. In particular, the upgrade to 64-bit architecture eliminates an issue in which blank images were created when exporting oversized InDesign files to hi-res TIFF files. The update also addresses another TIFF related error where blank files were created when exporting to a non-startup volume

 

With Output Factory users only need to select InDesign files, adjust workflow settings, and the software will do the rest automatically. Built-in preflighting ensures that no output errors will be left unnoticed. The program supports all popular output formats and offers the following key features:

 

* Output multiple InDesign files
* Supports print, PDF, PostScript, EPS, TIFF, HTML and other formats
* Export as single pages
* Layer versioning
* Output to several formats at once
* Variable output file names
* Insert InDesign text into output file name
* Automatic preflight

 

Output Factory 1.5.64 can be purchased from Zevrix website for $169.95 USD (Light version $120, Server $700), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. A trial is also available for download. BatchOutput users can upgrade to Output Factory for $85. Output Factory requires Mac OS X 10.6-10.12 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2017.

VRHopShop for iOS – Author VR Experiences from 360 Photos

PixelSplincher today is excited to announce the release of its new VR authoring app, VRHopShop 1.0, as well as its companion free viewer app, VRHopper. VRHopShop lets iPhone and iPad users compile a series of 360 degree spherical photos into immersive VR experiences, where the viewer “hops” from photo to photo by gazing at target areas specified by the author.

 

Experiences authored in VRHopShop can be viewed in VRHopper using any Google Cardboard-class headset for the iPhone, or on an iPhone or iPad in “magic window” mode, where moving the device around reveals the appropriate view into the 360 degree environment. Viewers can also pan around just by touching the screen. In addition to hops between photos, VRHopper targets can trigger sound effects or simple labels tied to parts of the 360 degree environment.

 

VRHopShop works with stereoscopic or mono 360 spherical images from the new generation of VR cameras like Ricoh Theta, Samsung Gear 360, Nokia Ozo, LG 360 Cam, 360Fly and many others. It can also be used with spherical renders from 3D software. VRHopShop opens the world of VR production to cost-conscious producers in fields from training and education to real estate to virtual tourism.

 

VRHopper can also directly load 360 degree images, and download virtual tours from Pixelsplincher’s rapidly growing collection of curated tours.
Both VRHopper and VRHopShop include a sample tour of acclaimed 3D artist Matt Borrett’s stunning virtual world, Hypernurnia.

 

VRHopShop 1.0 is $7.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). VRHopper is free. Both are available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.

Spotted Places – A More Social and Visual Way to Travel

We all want to have the best travel experiences, but we don’t always have time to do extensive research and so we miss out on incredible opportunities. We get the best recommendations when we ask our friends, but it can be hard to track them down and have them curate a list for us. On the other hand, when we do find great experiences we don’t share many of them with our friends for fear of bombarding their social news feeds or coming across like we’re bragging. Spotted Places solves this problem by making it fun to share your favorite spots and see spots recommended by your network around the world.

 

Spotted Places allows you to visually explore the world from your phone. By choosing who to follow, you can customize your map and trust the recommendations you receive, resulting in a human and social traveling experience. You can see where your friends have been and stay up to date with their latest adventures, unlocking those hidden gems we’re all looking for. You can leave your mark on the world by sharing spots you love, which creates a list of travel adventures that your followers can see. This makes Spotted Places an amazing travel companion app.

 

Travel doesn’t have to be once a year; Spotted Places can help you travel locally as well as globally! You can easily discover hidden treasures nearby for your next weekend trip or evening out. By following your friends’ adventures, you can build a list of places to go and things to do. Spotted Places makes the world small, with a swipe of the map you can easily explore the other side of the globe.

 

Some of Spotted Places highlights include:

 

* The map hub – The easy to use map lets you visually explore the world and find things to do anywhere, anytime. With its dynamic design, zooming in and out will make the best content appear right at your fingertips.

 

* Follow people you trust – Following a user features their spots more prominently on the map, allowing you to see the places your network thinks are truly great and gives you a personalized experience. The spots posted by the people you follow also show up on the newsfeed, helping you to stay up to date and discover places as your friends find them.

 

* Staying Positive – Spotted Places only shows the best experiences recommended by other users. If you don’t like a place, you don’t post it. This cuts down on unnecessary data and results in a map filled with only places worth exploring.

 

* Amazing content – Spotted Places has been partnering with hundreds of travel bloggers, foodies, and local experts to provide amazing places for you to discover. Don’t forget to add your own, too!

 

* Hoot a spot – If you think a spot is a “hoot” you can save it for later. This could either be a new spot you saw on the map, or a place you already love. This then shows up on your “hoots list” which are sorted by your current location, so you always know which spots to check out no matter where you are.

 

* Take action – Once you find a spot that you want to experience, Spotted Places allows you to call an Uber, get driving directions, or even book a hotel by tapping on an icon. Spend less time planning, and more time enjoying your trip.

 

Spotted Places 1.0 is Free and available through the App Store in the Travel category.

MarginNote Pro Gets an Update – Annotation, MindMap, and Learning Tool

When MarginNote Pro first launched in 2013, it zoomed to the top of the App Store charts, made numerous reviewer “must-have” lists, and was acclaimed by users around the world as the one of the best productivity apps of all time. Now four years later, developer Sun Min has released MarginNote Pro 2.5.3 that makes an already outstanding app even better by enhancing speed and overall usability, and adding several new features and integrations. The app was also recently named by AppSo as a top 10 iOS app for 2016.

MarginNote Pro is a powerful, yet simple-to-use learning tool for students, educators, researchers, lawyers, business professionals, and other users who want to optimize and streamline the note taking process. What makes the app so remarkable is that it seamlessly integrates a range of built-in tools, including:

* A versatile reader that supports PDF and EPUB formats, along with web pages (converted to EPUB via Safari or viewable through the app’s embedded browser).

* A note taking tool that captures notes, links and hashtags in page margins. To keep things neat and clear the editing area doesn’t overlap the book content, and the app’s Apple Pencil is optimized and finely-tuned for precise handwriting.

* A drag-and-drop highlighter for making annotations. Users can highlight specific text, or select entire sections.

* An integrated organizer and MindMap that lets users create an hierarchical outline tree of notes in just a few finger gestures.

* A search tool that can be applied to a single book, multiple books, or a user-created hashtag.

* An innovative review tool that lets users rapidly and automatically create flashcards from highlighted sections and notes. A review by the productivity improvement website Done Before Brekky claimed that this triples study speed compared to other tools that are manual and time-consuming (e.g. Quizlet, StudyBlue, etc.).

* An export tool to push content to Anki, iThoughts, MindManager, OmniOutliner and Evernote, and print notes, linked book pages and MindMaps as a single PDF.

In addition, MarginNote Pro syncs to DropBox, Evernote, and iCloud, and the built-in wi-fi transfer lets users access their updated information regardless of whether they’re logging in from their iPad, iPhone or Mac. Users can create keypad or keyboard shortcuts to make things more efficient and easy.

“The problem with other learning tools is that they are only one piece of the puzzle, which means that users have to switch back and forth between different apps,” commented developer Sun Min. “But with MarginNote Pro, everything that users need to optimize and maximize their learning experience is available them in a single, comprehensive solution. Whether they’re studying for exams, researching a business plan, preparing a presentation, developing a lesson plan, or doing anything else that requires intelligent and efficient note taking, MarginNote Pro is the only app they need!”
MarginNote Pro 2.5.3 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. A dedicated Mac version is also available. A free trial is provided with all versions.

Ping Out to Kill the Business Card and the Network

The digital business card is not a new endeavour in the world of tech, but despite many valiant efforts, none have managed to replace its analog predecessor. Ping, which launches today, hopes to change all that. By removing the dependency for two people to both have the application, it is an experience that is not only incredibly simple to use, but it adds greater layers of value beyond simply sharing your contact details. By entering just one email address, Ping 1.0 does the following:

* Share – Sends your new contact your personal profile via email, which includes a selection of customisable prompts to inspire new conversation or further connections

* Learn – Discover more about the person you met and the company they work for, as well as one click to find them on alternative social networks

* Track – Explore your connections by when you met them, and add notes to each contact as reminders as you see fit

Ping is the first product from Wurqs – an early stage tech company in London with grand ambitions to build a personal development platform and community for young professionals.

“Ping was born from a personal frustration with having a super computer in my pocket, and not having a simple way to exchange information with the people I meet,” explained Carl Martin, Founder of Wurqs. “We’ve seen so many people sending others blank emails as a way to connect, and knew there must be a way to capitalise on that behaviour. Building your ‘network’ has notions of being highly transactional, and more about breadth than depth of connections. Ping hopes to help people build broader networks, but our energy is on inspiring a greater depth of connection with each new person. It might not look it now, but it is the very start of our plans to build the world’s largest personal development community for professionals.”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 9.0 or later
* 21.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Ping 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. For more information, please contact Carl Martin.