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Screen Saver Collection Brings Screen Saver Fun Back to the Mac

Johansson Design today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of their collection of Screen Savers for macOS. The collection offers a wide variety of animated modern, pop-culture inspired screen savers that are both practical and a fun form of self-expression.

 

 

Screen Savers by Johansson Design offer a collection of 15 screen savers, each of which are uniquely designed to provide entertainment, the time of day, or just a pleasing screen-saving design. Designs include eye-catching clocks, color bars, stickers, sport logos, emoji, and many more.

 

“While screen savers have been a part of macOS since day one, they’ve been ignored by Apple and I think that’s a mistake,” says designer Bjorn Johansson. “I believe screen savers have a lot of untapped potential, and I like creating them because they serve as a unique outlet for both my design and coding skills. My screen savers can be used as a form of self-expression which communicates something about the users. Or they can simply be a fun way to set your Mac apart from all of the others, like stickers on a laptop.”

 

Currently, there are 15 different screen savers available:
* MacClock – Features four “squared” recreations of Apple Watch faces
* Grid Systems – A clock inspired by the book, “Grid Systems in Graphic Design”
* Color Circle Clock – A rudimentary color circle turned into a stylish clock
* Points in Time – A digital clock featuring animated halftone digits
* SMPTE Color Bars – Simulates SMPTE color bars television test pattern
* EXIT – Turn your screen into a New York City Building Authority Exit Sign
* Mon Monogram – Features the iconic LV pattern.
* Supreme Monogram – Features the most hyped update to the LV pattern since Murakami.
* Red White Stickers – Barbara Kruger inspired stickers with custom text
* Long Ago Time – Star Wars inspired clock screen saver
* Emoji Matrix – Choose from 8 Emoji categories
* Teams of New York – Logos of all of the famous New York sports teams
* The SF Trilogy – A trilogy of screen savers based on Apple’s San Francisco typeface

 

Bjorn Johansson thinks that if Apple ever does release their much-rumored TV, the screen saver will become a viable medium for artists to offer their works. While there are a few digital art screens currently available on the market, none of them are likely to ever reach mass market adoption, which is why screen savers are much better suited for bringing digital art into potentially millions of people’s homes. To stay ahead of the curve in this hopefully burgeoning field, future screen savers by Bjorn will focus on artistic expressions.

 

“Johansson Design is probably the only company around actively designing and releasing screen savers for the Mac these days. I really hope my work will inspire both developers and artists to start creating more beautiful and interesting screen savers,” shares Bjorn.

 

The Screen Savers collection is just the latest project for Johansson Design. Previous projects include the BIG-ASS MESSAGE website, which has been used to create over 25 million messages so far. The “Him” website is based on the movie “Her,” and is possibly the first website users can talk to. More information about those projects, and others, are available at the Johansson Design website.

 

Device Requirements:
* 10.9 Mavericks or higher (Some require 10.11 El Capitan or higher)

 

Pricing and Availability:
All of the Screen Savers by Johansson Design are free and are available worldwide exclusively through the Johansson Design website. While all of the screen savers are free to download, users can pay any amount they like if they’re feeling generous.

 

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WaterField’s New Professional Backpack is Ready to Hit the Boardroom

WaterField Designs, an innovative leader in Apple laptop sleeves, bags, and cases for tech gear, announces the Pro Backpack, designed in collaboration with customers to address the style and functionality needs of modern executives. A sumptuous, full-grain leather panel adorns the streamlined, black ballistic luxury backpack, lending it a refined look suitable in even the most professional environments. Ergonomic straps ensure comfort and abundant pockets keep work items easily accessible and organized. An optional, removable Executive Folio for a MacBook Pro, pen, files and other small accessories combines convenience and elegance for carrying these essentials to meetings.

 

 

 

“When we set out to design the Pro Backpack with customers, they told us they wanted something highly functional to support them throughout their day, while looking sharp enough for the C-suite,” explained company owner Gary Waterfield. “They wanted a lightweight bag that stands upright for easy access to their entire mobile office during meetings and provides carrying options for the train, the office, and airports. The Pro Backpack does all this and more.”

 

Pro Backpack Business- and Commute-friendly Features:

* Suit-worthy design: premium, full-grain leather accent panel in four color choices, a robust ballistic nylon base, and waterproof YKK zippers; streamlined shape and clean lines mask the bag’s large capacity; sweat-mesh lining on the padded straps and backside keeps work clothes fresh, even after a long day.

* Multiple carry options: ergonomic straps for carrying backpack-style on the commute, a leather top handle to carry briefcase-style at the office, and a wheeled suitcase pass-through for easing through airports. For a streamlined look, backpack straps can be stashed in the suitcase-handle pass-through.

* Dual main compartments: one area boasts a suspended, protective laptop compartment to fit up to a 15-inch MacBook Pro and a pocket for files or a tablet, and another capacious chamber holds anything from technical gear to an after-work change of clothes.

* Strategically-placed, multi-functional pockets: a top pocket for iPhone and other sensitive items ” quickly accessible to the wearer, but out of reach from fellow commuters; a discreet pocket beneath the leather panel designed for convenient access by swinging the bag off one shoulder; two side compartments ” with internal pockets and a key fob ” to hold tech, personal necessities, and a water bottle or umbrella.

* Optional Executive Folio: black ballistic nylon and premium leather to match the Pro Backpack; lightly-padded internal laptop compartment with pen slots and a softly-lined iPhone pocket on one side; a document pocket on the facing side; exterior zippered pocket for small or flat items; in two sizes for 13- and 15-inch Macbook Pros; TSA friendly.

 

The Pro Backpack is designed to anticipate professionals’ needs throughout the workday while promoting comfort and projecting elegance. The bag joins WaterField’s Staad Laptop Backpack and Bolt Backpack to form the WaterField professional backpack collection. The Pro Backpack’s first production run sold out within an hour of an early offering to customer design participants, affirming that the product reflected their preferences. WaterField Designs’ practice of working with interested customers to crowd-source product designs has resulted in gear that addresses genuine needs. Past collaborations include a collection of cases for the Nintendo Switch and the popular Air Porter Carry-on for travelers.

 

Availability and Pricing
Pro Backpack: $349. Executive Folio: $89. Backpack and Folio purchased together: $399 (USD).
Colors: Black ballistic nylon with a choice of black, chocolate, crimson or gray premium, full-grain leather.
Dimensions and weight: 16.5 x 13.5 x 7 inches. 2.9 lbs.
Pre-order now. Shipping begins June 8, 2018.

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The Pro Backpack
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Putty for Mac 9.0.0 Now Available

San Jose, California – WinOnMacs released Putty for Mac 9.0.0 for MacOS today. Putty 9.0.0 is yet another major release, we now have full support for macOS High Sierra. Please see the full change-log below for all the exciting changes in this release.

 

 

Putty is one of the Best Terminal Emulators available today. It Supports different types of Network Protocols such as SSH, FTP, SCP, Telnet etc. In Windows it is used as SSH Client to connect to Your Linux server or for some other purpose But what will you do if you are on Mac? You might be thinking , Is there any Software like Putty for Mac Available? The answer is Yes! With the help of some other Software’s we can Use putty on MacOS although Putty is used widely on Windows Platform. Official Versions of Putty are available on Unix like Platforms, and now it’s widely available for Mac systems running OSX 10.9.5 or higher.

 

SSH is available by default in Mac and Linux or Unix. Although you can use terminal for SSH connections still there are some benefits in using Putty such as Other clients don’t keep connections alive whereas Putty does. Also it is cool to use Putty as your SSH client if you are doing some Amazon AWS, VMware ESXi or CISCO Stuffs, transferring files, managing files on a server or whatever.

 

Supported Protocols:
* Telnet
* FTP
* SFTP
* SSH
* SCP

 

Version 9.0.0 New Features:
* Font rendering and kerning has been improved
* Compiled PuTTY on macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra
* Improved Menu support, Edit Menu now works
* Updated the Documentation
* Minor bug fixes

 

Pricing and Availability:
The cost of Putty 9.0.0 is only $15.00 (USD). Anyone who purchased Putty in the past three months is entitled to a free upgrade. Putty comes with three months of free upgrades and of course a 14-day money back guarantee. We now use FastSpring as our preferred storefront, you can pay with Credit / Debit Cards, PayPal, Amazon payments, Wire Transfer and more. This store is very secure, simple and fast.

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SyncSpace 6: Collaborative Canvas for Concept Creation

Edinburgh, United Kingdom – The Infinite Kind are excited to announce a major update to SyncSpace, their drawing and collaboration app for iOS. SyncSpace 6 provides a basket full of enhancements, making it the most powerful tool for sharing visual ideas across teams of any size. Think of it as an infinite shared whiteboard where everyone can express their ideas through sketches, photos, text, web pages, and maps on the same canvas.

 

 

SyncSpace 6 contains a number of enhancements, including the following highlights:

* Split screen multitasking on iPad
* The canvas can now rotate with the device automatically – You can also use two-fingers to rotate it any other direction, with snapping to 90 degree angles
* Blazing fast drawing, zooming, and panning
* Stylus support including Adonit Jot, Pogo Connect, Scriba, and a special focus on Apple Pencil
* Apple TVs and other external displays now use the full screen and highest available resolution
* Improved palm rest detection
* Performance and reliability improvements to the collaboration service

 

Using SyncSpace, you’ll never again be limited by the size of the canvas or the amount of space remaining in an existing sketch. You can always zoom in to add detail or zoom out to add context to a drawing. Use the nearly limitless canvas to create drawings from scratch, or draw on maps, web pages and photos. You can also include editable text labels and descriptions to add context to your drawings.

 

Collaborators need not be on the same local network, and there is no limit to the number of participants. All you need to do is share a drawing’s link (and optional password) and anyone can follow the link to work on the drawing with you. There is no fussing with routers or firewalls – it just works. Your friends and colleagues can even view shared drawings – including live updates – with nothing but a web browser.

 

SyncSpace drawings can be easily shared to social media or exported as high resolution PNG or PDF files. Sketches can be shown on a nearby Apple TV or any external display, which is perfect for use in meetings and classrooms.

 

Pricing and Availability:
In addition to the major tech improvements, SyncSpace is now free on the App Store. Non-collaborative use and viewing drawings shared by others is completely free. A modestly priced subscription is required only if you wish to create or modify shared drawings. A subscription to the collaboration service is $2.99 USD per month or $24.99 USD per year (price may vary by country), and includes a 14 day free trial. Anyone who purchased an earlier version of SyncSpace is grandfathered in to a free unlimited subscription. For school, business, or other organisational use, please see the link to set up a private server and bulk license that is customised for your requirements.

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SyncSpace 6.0.4
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Streets 4.0: Street View App Adds Drag and Drop and Live Panorama Mode

FutureTap GmbH today is pleased to announce the release of Streets for iOS. Streets is focused on delivering the best Street View browsing experience. The user can navigate to any 360 degree panorama simply by dropping a pin on the map or by searching for an address or contact. A selection of more than 2000 spectacular locations such as national parks, museums, and underwater panoramas are available in a gallery as well. Panorama coverage is visualized with a blue map overlay and favorite panoramas can be organized in folders.

 

 

New in Streets 4 on iPad, panorama locations can also be set via drag and drop. The user can drag a pin location from the Maps app, a contact, or a textual address into the Streets app to find nearby panoramas. Even geotagged photos can be dropped in Streets to find 360 spherical images near the photo location.

 

Street View panoramas and map locations can also be shared with other apps using drag and drop. For instance, the user can attach a Street View panorama of a meeting place to an email or note. Or the user can drag a panorama or map location into the Maps app to get directions.

 

With the new Live Panorama mode, virtually traveling abroad is even more immersive and fun. Turning around in the panoramic scene works by simply rotating the device. Streets 4 is optimized for iOS 11 and fully supports the iPhone X, in either portrait or landscape orientation.

 

What’s New in Streets 4:
* Drag and drop support on iPad:
* Drop a map location, a contact, marked text with an address, or a geotagged photo in Streets to find nearby panoramas
* Drag the panorama or the map pin into other apps such as Mail, Notes, Contacts, Photos, Maps, and more to share the panorama image or map location
* Live Panorama mode: look around in a panorama by rotating the device
* iPhone X support

 

Language Support:
* English, German and French

 

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch
* Requires iOS 9.3 or later
* Streets for Apple Watch requires watchOS 2 or later
* Universal Application
* 22.3 MB

 

Pricing and Availability
Streets – Street View Browser (v4.0) costs $1.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category. If you’re interested in reviewing the app we will gladly provide a promo code on request. For more info, please contact Ortwin Gentz.

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Package Central for InDesign Is Now Available on New Adobe Exchange

Toronto (ON), Canada – Zevrix Solutions today announces that Package Central for Adobe InDesign is now available on the new and improved Adobe Exchange. Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign packaging by processing files from watched hot folders. Package Central automatically collects InDesign files from hot folders on a central system leaving operator workstations free from the document packaging process.

 

 

Adobe Exchange provides a new way to search, discover, and install plug-ins, extensions, and other content for Creative Cloud products. As a unified destination that brings third-party integrations with Creative Cloud, Document Cloud & Experience Cloud under a single umbrella, Adobe Exchange will make it easier for customers to discover and install integrations that expand and enhance what they can achieve on Adobe’s Clouds.

 

Under Package Central workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply submit files to hot folders that reside on a network. The software then automatically collects InDesign files along with their fonts and links using workflow settings assigned to each hot folder. Package Central performs all its tasks automatically on a dedicated Mac workstation and can run absolutely unattended.

 

It offers the following key features:

* Automatically collect InDesign files from watched hot folders
* Create hot folders for various packaging workflows
* Create PDF and IDML files automatically
* Automatic e-mail notifications of process stages and errors
* Variable folder names
* Serves unlimited users on a network
* Update modified links automatically and check for errors
* Detailed processing logs

 

Pricing and Availability:
Package Central can be purchased from Adobe Exchange for $149.95 (USD) as well as from Zevrix website and authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. Package Central requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2018.

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Archisketch 3.0 Adds Collaboration, Advanced Colour and Much More

London, UK – London, United Kingdom – Open Screen Ltd. today released Archisketch 3.0, a major upgrade to its scale-aware sketching app on iPad for architects and designers, now empowering collaboration with anyone, anywhere, on site or across the globe. Archsketch 3.0 introduces a new application infrastructure that supports “Plus Pack” add-on modules to expand the possibilities already built into Archisketch. The first two Plus Pack modules – Colour Plus and iCloud Plus – are also available today.

 

Colour Plus provides professional color handling features such as gradient fills, extended colour palettes, assigning multiple palettes to drawings, global shared colour palettes and the ability to pick up a colour value right from a screen.

 

iCloud Plus lets Archisketch customers do more with iCloud than saving files to and from iCloud Drive. The iCloud Plus pack actually empowers collaboration, letting multiple people on a team make changes to Archisketch drawings. The iCloud Plus Pack also enables saving Archisketch projects and PDF files to iCloud Drive as an extra backup.

 

In addition, all Archisketch 3.0 customers can now exercise more granular control than ever before. Now, customers can set specific, custom snap intervals to measuring units, which will remain consistent at all zoom levels for the drawing. The version 3.0 upgrade provides more options for finer adjustments to dimension lines and leader lines. Dot terminators are now available for leader lines.

 

Customers working with clients can now disable the Draw with Finger feature for a more tactile, interactive client presentation. This lets a presenter continue to draw, edit and make changes using all of the creative expressiveness of working with an Apple Pencil(R), while allowing the client to touch all over the screen and still not impact the drawing.

 

“Archisketch 3.0 represents a major leap forward in our ability to let designers and architects add capabilities to Archisketch,” explained Reza Farhad, founder of Open Screen Ltd. “The game plan is to add universally-desired improvements to the app itself, just like the terrific new features in Archsketch 3.0. Not everyone will want every Plus Pack, thus we can avoid app bloat by offering the related feature sets separately. For those who want to collaborate, or want more colour features, the first two Plus Packs have you covered.”

 

About Archisketch:
Archisketch is a scale-aware sketching program ideal for Architects, interior and landscape designers, product designers, design students, or anyone working with design on an iPad.

 

Inspired by the tradition of sketching on a tracing pad, Archisketch brings sketching into the modern era on an iPad. Archisketch helps architects and designers visualize, capture and explore their ideas using layers, symbols, colours, dimension guidelines, 2D grids, isometric and axonometric 3D grids, and even smart one- and two-point perspectives for 3D. When finished, drawings can be printed to scale directly from the iPad up to A1 size, or exported to PDF, which can be included in a CAD application, or uploaded to Adobe Creative Cloud.

 

Pricing, Availability and Compatibility
Archisketch 3.0 requires iOS 11.0 or later, and is a recommended update available free of charge to all Archisketch customers. Archisketch 3.0 is available today from the App Store as a free trial download for use with up to 50 shapes in one project, with an in-app license purchase for unlimited shapes and projects for $14.99 (USD) standalone, and for $24.99 with unlimited shapes and projects with both the Colour Plus and iCloud Plus Packs included. Both Plus Packs are available today for fully licensed customers only. The Colour Plus Pack and iCloud Plus Pack can be purchased together for $9.99 (USD). Individually, the Colour Plus Pack is available for $4.99 and the iCloud Plus Pack is available for $6.99. For more information on Archisketch, visit Archisketch’s official website.

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A Stylish New iOS Game Hand Drawn by the Artist From the Hit Game Limbo

Birmingham, United Kingdom – FredBear Games and PlayPlayFun LLP announced today that their super stylish comic book of a game “Comic Boy” has launched worldwide on the iOS platform from the developers StayHeavy Games. Comic Boy is loosely inspired by the great retro game, Comix Zone by Sega and Comic boy has been hand drawn by the artist from the hit game Limbo Stine Sorensen!

 

 

During your comic book adventure you must beware of the many different traps, challenges and environments which can end your quest too soon. Are you ready to help Comic Boy and friends escape by using your reflexes and skills they have at their disposal?

 

A Brief History of Comic Boy:
Previously released in error in 2014 (Known as Escape The Page back then) as it was due to be just a beta test and played by the developers friends and family but it gained traction worldwide and was also featured by Apple but as it wasn’t intended to be this way! Not long after the launch in error it was pulled by the developers so they could continue to work on it and bring it to the level where the originally envisaged it to be.

 

Features:
Jump and dodge your way through danger in this rhythm-based action jumper:

* DASH as fast as you can
* JUMP over snakes, zombies and sharks
* DODGE the oncoming Vultures, Ghosts & Hurricanes
* COLLECT all the different coins

* One finger tap and swipe control – Make your character jump, perform a special actions such as power stomps, saltos, backflips and even flying kicks.

* Play through the pages of the comic book – Starting out in a jungle, your dash adventure to find your way out continues onto the BEACH, DESERT, GOLD MINE and more.

* Unlock the characters – Comic Boy is not the only person trapped in the comic book. Help Parkour Girl, Foxy and Ninjoe dash and escape the page as well.

* Rockin’ music by a real rock musician – Awesome rockin’ music goes along with your adventure.

 

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* 482.6 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
Comic Boy 1.1 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. An Android version will be following sometime in the near future and is currently on Open Beta on the Play Store. For more information, please contact Clive Bennett.

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Comic Boy 1.1
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