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Numerics Featured as the App of the Day on the App Store

Close on the heels of the release of Numerics v5, the biggest update to Numerics yet, Apple’s App Store is showcasing the business dashboard app as the “App of the Day.” Handpicked by the App Store editors from over 2 million apps, this feature puts Numerics right at the top of the Today tab in the App Store for iPhone and iPad in over 50 countries. In the Numerics Today Story, the App Store Editors say that those who live by the management maxim: ‘What gets measured gets improved’ will love Numerics.


Numerics Featured as the App of the Day on the App Store


Designed exclusively for the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Apple Watch, Numerics provides professionals access to relevant KPIs from all corners of their business, together, in easy to visualize dashboards. A typical small or medium business could be using a mix of services like Google Analytics to monitor web traffic trends, Trello to track project management metrics, Mailchimp to track campaign performance, Facebook to gather social engagement stats, HelpScout to analyze customer happiness, SalesForce to keep an eye on the sales funnel and many more. Numerics integrates with 40 external cloud services and custom application with hundreds of thoughtfully crafted KPI templates in each. Numerics’ design first philosophy and intuitive interface enables users to setup and use beautiful dashboards in minutes.


“Increasing accessibility to important KPIs can directly increase productivity. With Numerics dashboards, decision makers can spend less time gathering metrics and more time applying the insights.” said Viraf Sarkari, COO, Cynapse. “To ensure professionals have access to all the data points they need, we are continuously adding more integrations and KPI templates in Numerics.”


Numerics 5.1 is a universal app for iOS, watchOS and tvOS. It is available as a free download exclusively on the App Store with many free services available for users to track their KPIs. Numerics Pro is an in-app subscription with a monthly and annual option. Pro unlocks access to all integrated services, allows adding of unlimited dashboards & widgets. The in-app Pro subscription comes with a 7-day trial that can be cancelled at anytime.

12TB Hard Drive Storage Upgrade for Apple Time Capsule

QuickerTek makes upgrades to the already-quality product, Apple AC AirPort Time Capsule, by adding a 5TB or 12TB (Terabyte) hard drive and, by request, six external antennas. Designed as a central backup solution for all of the Mac computers in your home or office, the addition of the 5TB or 12TB hard drive adds a huge boost in storage capabilities, while the unit provides only 2TB to 3TB of storage alone. To complete this upgrade, QuickerTek first opens the chassis and removes the existing hard drive. Once this is done, either the 5TB or 12TB hard drive is slid into the empty space and plugged into the internal board.


The antenna upgrade not only offers dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz Wi-Fi, but it also triples the range of the Time Capsule. The improved wireless power allows users the ability to arrange and use their Apple wireless anywhere they choose by providing a wider range and blasting through common line of sight objects. The standard Apple AirPort Time Capsule does not have a built-in port to connect these antennas. So, QuickerTek engineered a means of modifying them with antenna connectors. Customers will quickly discover the wireless performance they have been missing. Buffering is eliminated and multi-user Wi-Fi connections are all smooth and fast.


QuickerTek is the only company in the world offering this innovative upgrade. Eight different product versions are available: a QuickerTek supplied 2TB Time Capsule upgraded with the 5TB hard drive alone for $499 (USD), a 2TB Time Capsule upgraded with both the 5TB hard drive and high gain 9dBi antennas for $699 (USD), a 2TB Time Capsule upgraded with the 12TB hard drive alone for $799 (USD) or a 2TB Time Capsule upgraded with a 12TB hard drive and high gain 9dBi antennas for $999 (USD).


Customers may also send in their own Time Capsules to be upgraded. A customer supplied Time Capsule upgraded with the 5TB hard drive alone for $199 (USD), a customer supplied Time Capsule upgraded with the 5TB hard drive and high gain 9dBi antennas for $399 (USD), a customer supplied Time Capsule upgraded with the 12TB hard drive alone for $599 (USD) or a customer supplied Time Capsule upgraded with the 12TB hard drive and high gain 9dBi antennas for $799 (USD).


* User manual
* Adapter cables
* Mounting base
* 5TB or 12TB hard drive
* Six 9dBi antennas


* 5TB Upgrade Only $499 (USD)
* 5TB Upgrade with High Gain Antennas $699 (USD)
* 12TB Upgrade Only $799 (USD)
* 12TB Upgrade with High Gain Antennas $999 (USD)
* Customer Supplied 5TB Upgrade Only $199 (USD)
* Customer Supplied 5TB Upgrade with High Gain Antennas $399 (USD)
* Customer Supplied 12TB Upgrade Only $599 (USD)
* Customer Supplied 12TB Upgrade with High Gain Antennas $799 (USD)

Marshawn Lynch Pro Football Available for Pre-Order

Full Fat has announced Marshawn Lynch Pro Football v1.0, a game for iOS and Android, is available for pre-order on the App Store now.


Exhilarating gameplay and ultra-realistic action, starring NFL running back Marshawn Lynch, in a larger-than-life football arcade game with over the top special effects and stunning console quality graphics. Hit the field, spin and juke past oncoming defenders, smash through the defense in Beast Mode and take it to the house!


Beast Mode:
* Destroy the defense, watching defenders crash to the ground with physics driven animation


Elimination Zones:
* Work your way through a labyrinth of defenders and obstacles


Tackle Sleds:
* Quickly identify gaps in tackle sleds with proximity sensing dummies


Breakable Walls:
* Truck through heavy duty, real-time physics walls


Moving Dummies:
* Maneuver around dummies without taking hits


Intelligent Tackling:
* Avoid multiple defenders with player-path prediction and tracking


* Exciting arcade football gameplay
* Ultra high quality graphics
* Advanced physics character animation

Be the M.F.G.O.A.T in mobile football’s greatest of all time. Yes Lawd!


Worldwide release on January 25, 2018. Marshawn Lynch Pro Football is a paid game ($4.99 USD), available worldwide on the App Store in the Games, Arcade and Sports categories, and on the Play Store in the Sports Games category.

Gro CRM Announces Zapier Integration

Gro Software has announced a Gro CRM partnership and integration with Zapier, a popular integration-platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) that connects to 1000+ apps, automates your work and increases productivity.


Gro CRM Announces Zapier Integration


Gro CRM is a remarkably easy to use and intelligent Mac CRM software platform for small business contact management, customer relationship management and enterprise resource management made exclusively for Apple users and their devices.


With the Gro CRM Zapier integration, small businesses can connect and share information between Gro CRM and the apps they use most often such as Facebook Lead Ads, Slack, Quickbooks, Google Sheets, Google Docs & many more!


Creating integrations between apps can be expensive, developer intensive and time-consuming. Zapier provides an easy web interface to create integrations between apps. These connections are called “Zaps”. A Zap is a blueprint for a task you want to do over and over. An example would be: you want your website leads to funnel into Gro CRM, you can use a Zap to automate this task.


Gro CRM is available immediately through the App Store and on the Gro CRM website. The download is free but requires a monthly or annual subscription. Solo subscriptions are available for 14.99 USD/seat/month, Basic subscriptions are available for 24.99 USD/seat/month and Pro subscriptions are available for 49.99 USD/seat/month. A 14-day free trial is available on the Gro CRM website.

Privacy-Friendly DuckDuckGo Launches New Browser Extension and Revamped iOS App

Privacy-minded search engine DuckDuckGo has released a fully revamped mobile app for iOS and Android devices, and browser extension for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.



In 2017, DuckDuckGo saw:

  • Nearly six billion private searches (up about 50% from four billion in 2016) on its platform, bringing the all-time cumulative total to over 16 billion searches;
  • An increase of about 55% in daily private searches (from 12 million at the start of 2017 to about 19 million by the end);
  • 36% of all searches ever entered in its ten-year lifespan being conducted in 2017 alone.


DuckDuckGo’s updated mobile app and browser extension offer tracker blocking, smarter encryption, and private search, meaning that for the first time, these privacy protection tools are available in a single product across all major platforms. This gives people all the privacy essentials they need to seamlessly take control of their personal information online.


The product also shows a Privacy Grade rating (A-F) for each website visited. This rating lets users see at a glance how protected they are, dig into the details to see who was caught trying to track them, and learn how DuckDuckGo enhanced the underlying website’s privacy measures. The Privacy Grade is scored automatically based on the prevalence of hidden tracker networks, encryption availability, and website privacy practices.


Pricing and Availability:
DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser 7.0.3 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Additionally, there are browser extensions for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. There is also a Android version available on Google Play.

Relax by Gently Guiding Your Breathing Rhythm With This Mac App

Independent dev team, Fun Driven has released Breath Ball 2.1.2, their breathing guidance app for Mac OS X. The app helps users to relax by guiding their breathing rhythm. Breath Ball was originally developed for use by patients at the Neurological Therapy Center Gmundnerberg in Austria who suffer from severe brain damage caused by cancer, stroke, accidents and other issues.


Relax by Gently Guiding Your Breathing Rhythm With This Mac App


Users of the app simply follow along by watching the on-screen ball. Folks are encouraged to find a comfortable place to sit, start the app, and then breathe in as the ball grows in size, exhaling as the ball shrinks. The breathing rate can be set to whatever is most comfortable for the user, they are then encouraged to slowly lower the rate until they reach the optimum relaxation rate of 6 breaths-per-minute.


“Breath Ball was originally designed for use by the patients at NTC Gmundnerberg, who suffer from severe brain damage caused by accidents, strokes, cancer and other medical incidents or conditions. The doctors there needed a mindful breathing app that would be easy to use by even the most challenged of patients,” shares Michael Holl, the founder of Fun Driven. “We created the app, and have continually worked to make it as easy as possible to use by anyone who needs to relax from stress.”


Breath Ball makes it easy for anyone to relax by regulating their breathing rhythms. The app’s “Simple” mode defaults to 6 breathing cycles per minute, but the cycles can be adjusted from 4 per minute to as fast as 15. The default rhythm of 6 cycles per minute has been found to help patients under severe stress to relax.


The app’s “Advanced” mode was created in response to requests from Breath Ball users. Advanced allows the configuration of the entire breathing cycle. Users can set the time in seconds for the length of time to breathe in, how long to hold a breath, the length of time to breathe out, and also how long to wait before once again breathing in.


The Advanced mode is especially helpful for users who would like to configure custom breathing patterns, such as Dr. Andrew Weil’s well known 4-7-8 breathing pattern. The exercise is designed to help users fall asleep quickly by inhaling for 4 counts, holding the breath in for 7 counts, and exhaling to an 8 count. Dr. Weil believes the exercise can cause a user to fall asleep in as little as 60 seconds.


While the app is simple to use, any of its options can be easily customized by the user. All display colors can be adjusted, just in case the default blue/white color scheme isn’t to their liking. In addition there is a “hide controls after 5 seconds” option that hides anything that might distract the user. An “Audio Guide” option allows users to use the app with their eyes closed, by playing a sound effect to indicate when it’s time to breathe in, hold the breath, and then breathe out.


“Breath Ball has been a philanthropic project from the beginning, and it will continue to be just that, with no charge for its use. In addition, we are committed to responding to feedback from our users,” continued Michael. “Users are invited to use the app’s ‘Send Feedback’ function to share their feedback, along with any thoughts on how we can improve the app. Every feature we added since Breath Ball’s initial release has originated from user feedback. We hope everyone uses the app in good health.”


Breath Ball 2.1.2 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Medical category. The app is also available in iOS, Windows and Android versions.

Read Little Player Magazine on the Magzter App

Little Player, an exciting video game magazine for kids from the USA, chooses Magzter, the world’s largest digital magazine newsstand, to increase its global digital reach. The magazine aims at providing a safe and fun reading experience for the 5 to 12 year old video gamer.


Published by Massive Impact, Inc., Little Player only covers and reviews video games that are rated EC, E, and E10+ to ensure its young readers are not exposed to content meant for teens or mature audiences. The magazine’s mission is to enable parents and their children to make good gaming choices and help kids play what is appropriate for their age group.


The latest issue of Little Player features articles on Kirby: Battle Royale for 3DS and Kirby Star Allies for Switch. Also, take a closer look at Minecraft for the New Nintendo 3DS, Snipperclips Plus and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.


“The staff at Little Player – Video Game Magazine for Kids is so excited about the potential of distributing our magazine through the Magzter platform. We recognize the tremendous opportunity of reaching 36 million subscribers worldwide and know that digital magazines are definitely the way of the future. With Magzter, not only can we reach more people interactively than through print, we save valuable natural resources in doing so and this is very important to us.” – Martin Alessi, Publisher, Little Player – Video Game Magazine for Kids, USA


Magzter – Digital Magazine Newsstand 7.0 is free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the News category. A bi-monthly magazine, Little Player is priced at $11.99 (USD) for an annual subscription on Magzter.

Improved Custom Script Integration Comes to Output Factory Server for InDesign

Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory Server 2.0.10, a major upgrade to company’s output automation software for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory Server automates InDesign production workflow by processing files from watched hot folders, and can serve unlimited users on a network. The software offloads printing and exporting from InDesign to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process.


Improved Custom Script Integration Comes to Output Factory Server for InDesign


The new version improves the integration of custom scripts when running actions, or sequences of workflows, that allow to output InDesign files to different formats from a single hot folder. In previous versions, an action could invoke AppleScript and JavaScript scripts assigned to workflows linked to a wrong hot folder. The new update also addresses an issue in which certain PDF security settings related to allowed document changes weren’t applied as expected.


“Output Factory Server is an extremely useful utility for a busy production facility or advertising agency”, writes David Creamer in Layers magazine. “It can save lots of time – which equates to money.”


Under the Output Factory Server workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply copy InDesign jobs to hot folders that reside on a network. Users can create hot folders for different output targets such as hi-res PDF, large format printing, Flash files and so on. The software offers the following key features:

  • Print and export InDesign files automatically from hot folders
  • Supports print, PDF, PostScript, TIFF, EPUB and other formats
  • Export as single pages
  • Automatic email notifications
  • Layer versioning
  • Run custom scripts
  • Variable output file names
  • Automatic preflighting


Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory Server can be purchased from Zevrix web site for $699.95 (USD), as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The upgrade to version 2 is $350 for the licensed users of Output Factory Server 1.x and BatchOutput Server. Output Factory Server requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2018.