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MacXDVD Offers 10K Free Copies of DVD Backup Tool During Their Black Friday Blowout

MacXDVD Software, the industry-leading multimedia software provider, has jump-started the holiday shopping frenzy in a big way. Going live now and through Dec 5, MacXDVD will give away a total of 10K free copies of MacX DVD Ripper Pro V6.1.1, a newly updated version focusing on high-quality and speedy DVD copying and ripping. Shoppers worldwide will have even more reasons to be excited, who will possibly win one $30 iTunes card each day upon sharing the event on Facebook or Twitter.


The grand Black Friday giveaway is time-limited, valid from now till Dec 5, 2018. For more details, please visit MacXDVD Official Black Friday Giveaway page.


Over the last few years, MacXDVD strives to offer high-quality multimedia solutions for customers worldwide. This year’s event reflects the company’s strategic focus, as demonstrated by the holiday gift itself. Having already broken the record settings of overall 50% DVD ripping speed surge in the last version, MacX DVD Ripper Pro continues the legend. With a year-long renovation and enhancement in both quality and speed, now the V6.1.1 manages to copy any DVD with intact quality and rip a full DVD under 5 mins at a conversion frequency of up to 320 FPS, courtesy of High Quality Engine and Level-3 hardware acceleration.


The donation is a practical way to assist families and moviegoers to enjoy movies in time for the holiday. It is reiterating its commitment to offering easier and more flexible storage and organization of DVD movies. Users can copy DVD movies and store them on computer hard drive, NAS, USB, etc at 1:1 ratio. Besides, it expands the viewing options of the physical discs by converting DVDs to MP4, HEVC, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP3, AAC and more for flexible playback on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android, PSP, and other mobile devices.


Bonus Offers:
As MacXDVD strives to take the holiday event up another notch this year, the Black Friday event announced demonstrates that it offers customers so much more than the holiday gift mentioned above.


*Win Free iTunes Card: To help build more excitement for the Black Friday giveaway, MacXDVD is donating a total of 20 gift cards, a $30 value each. Customers can take part in the campaign by sharing the Black Friday activity on Facebook or Twitter, with 1 iTunes card to be won per day.
*Mammoth Doorbuster Sales at up to 65%: MacXDVD is also gearing up for mammoth discount offers for its flagships to help pump up customers for the best shopping holiday. The price it is offering is rock bottom historically. The specials include 50% off newly updated VideoProc, and 65% off MacX Media management Suit inclusive of DVD ripper, video editor, converter, and data transfer.

Altogether 10K copies of MacX DVD Ripper Pro are up for grabs from now to Dec 5, 2018. Additionally, its advanced version, with the support for more features, lifetime free upgrades, and technical support, is cut down from originally $78.90 to $39.95 during the holiday event. Just take part in 2018 MacXDVD Black Friday offer and win more gifts here on MacXDVD Official Black Friday Giveaway page.

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Adventure Game Cosmic Top Secret Now Available in the App Store

True-story adventure game Cosmic Top Secret is now available for download on the App Store. Best described as a hybrid of reality and fantasy told in an abstract papercraft world, Cosmic Top Secret has been seven years in the making. The game tells the incredible true-life story of ‘T’ (Trine, the game’s lead developer) and her journey to discover more about her parent’s involvement with the Danish Intelligence Service during the Cold War.


As part of the game’s production, Trine interviewed her parents and their former colleagues for 7 years, building a portfolio of over 100 hours of video and audio footage. The game’s dedication to accurately depicting Cold War events is such that Trine arranged meetings at the Headquarters of the Danish Military Intelligence to secure clearance on the use of the interviews and certain documents within the game.


In Cosmic Top Secret, players flick, roll and glide their way across six distinct levels, uncovering clues and completing secret dossiers by gathering over 400 collectables. Along the way, players meet a cast of colourful and unforgettable characters including Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. The title has already won 3 prestigious awards for storytelling and game quality at high-profile events including AMaze Berlin, IndieCade LA and IDFA DocLab 2017. Cosmic Top Secret was also a finalist for this year’s prestigious Indie Game Festival’s Nuovo Award; an award that recognises distinctly artistic titles.


Cosmic Top Secret aims to bridge space between video games and documentaries by defining itself as a “Docu-game” that will appeal to any gamer. Core video game players will welcome the traditional interactive video game elements including puzzles, challenges, map navigation and interaction with other characters while less-seasoned gamers can enjoy the game’s rich narrative based on documents, audio and video relating to the Cold War era.


The game’s original soundtrack was also composed by Danish musician Bjorn Svin, whose tracks have had thousands of streams across all significant streaming platforms.

Cosmic Top Secret Game is $5.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. For more information, please contact Theo Tsangaris.

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Kudos 1.0 Create References From Selected Text

Swamp Dog, LLC has released Kudos 1.0, their new productivity app for macOS. Kudos allows macOS users the ability to bind their current text selection with an active link to the source document without the usual ‘copy – switch application – open window – paste – type up the reference’ interruption.


Kudos 1.0 Create References From Selected Text


After making a text selection, the user simply triggers Kudos. There are 4 different triggering methods. Kudos collects the reference and presents the combined reference and text selection for formatting review. After formatting, the combined data can be shared as text or as an attached file, saved as a new file, or attached to an existing file.


Current Features Include:
* Configure the reference with 8 available elements
* Change placement, font and font size of the reference text
* Configure the length of the active link
* Change font and font size of the source text
* Share as either text or as an attached file
* Share as text with Mail, Messages, Reminders, Notes, or any other installed text-savvy Share application (e.g. One Note)
* Share or Save as a TXT, RTF, PDF, or AIFF (spoken) file
* Use Mojave Light or Dark Mode as well as Light Mode within Dark Mode
* Activate with any of the 4 triggers: keyboard shortcut (initial Shift–7), secondary click, drag onto dock, drag onto window
* Configure the shortcut key using macOS System Preferences


Reference capabilities for:
* Apple’s Safari, Pages, TextEdit, Preview, Keynote, Numbers, and Xcode
* Microsoft’s Word and Outlook
* Google’s Chrome
* Bare Bones’ Text Wrangler, Panic’s Coda, and Evernote

Kudos 1.0 is $2.99 (USD) and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category.

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WaterField Debuts Mac Mini Sleeve and Mac Mini Travel Case

WaterField Designs, a San Francisco designer and manufacturer of custom laptop sleeves, bags and device-specific cases, introduces the Mac mini SleeveCase and Mac mini Travel Case for creatives, developers and other professionals who tote the new Apple computer from place to place. The custom-fitted SleeveCase shields the device inside another bag. The Travel Case serves as a minimalist Mac mini bag for the keyboard, cables, mouse or trackpad, and more. Whether the new Mac mini is used for coding or power-editing video, or even as an entertainment center at home and on trips, the SleeveCase and Travel Case protect Apple’s portable power tool for creators on their road to inspiration.


The WaterField Mac mini SleeveCase combines a rugged waxed canvas or nearly indestructible ballistic nylon outer shell with a high-grade neoprene interior that absorbs shock as it cradles the computer. A loop at one end lets users grip the Mac mini sleeve in order to easily remove the device. A grizzly, full-grain leather strip adorns the waxed canvas SleeveCase, and an animal-free black textile accents the ballistic computer sleeve.


The new Mac mini Travel Case in waxed canvas or ballistic nylon with premium, full-grain leather accents is a slim folio that holds everything but the monitor. The TSA-friendly case opens like a book to reveal four soft, padded pockets two on one side for the Mac mini and a Mouse or TrackPad and two on the facing side for the Apple Magic Keyboard and an HDMI or USB-C cable. A quick-access, pleated pocket on the bag’s face is lined with gold, water-resistant lining making items inside easy to spot; the pocket includes three internal mesh pockets to organize multiple cords and accessories and closes with a waterproof zipper. Two small D-rings attach to a removable shoulder strap, and dual handles offer a briefcase-style carry option for the compact and lightweight Mac mini bag.


Mac Mini SleeveCase:
Price: $59. Optional D-rings $5; Simple Strap $12; Suspension Strap $22.
Colors and materials: Tan waxed canvas with distressed, grizzly, full-grain leather; or Black ballistic nylon with black, perforated vegan textile
Dimensions: 9.3 x 9 x 1.9 inches
Weight: 11 ounces
Pre-order now. Shipping begins November 16, 2018.


Mac Mini Travel Case:
Price: $179. Simple Shoulder Strap included. Optional Suspension Shoulder Strap: $10.
Colors and materials: Tan waxed canvas with distressed, chocolate, full-grain leather; or Black ballistic nylon with black, full-grain leather
Dimensions: 14.25 x 8.75 x 2.25 inches
Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Pre-order now. Shipping begins by January 15, 2019.

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Typinator 7.8 Improves its Support for Mojave

Typinator 7.8 improves support for Mojave, particularly for Dark Mode. If you use your Mac in Dark Mode, the plain text and HTML expansion fields now fully adopt Mojave’s dark mode, Typinator’s menu bar icon uses the correct accent color when clicked, and readability of selected quick search results has been improved as well.


Typinator 7.8 Improves its Support for Mojave


Typinator 7.8 has also been notarized by Apple. This means that the software has been uploaded to Apple before distribution, and Apple has confirmed that all executables are signed correctly and that the app does not contain any malware. This is another security feature that all Ergonis products will carry from now on.


Besides these improvements for Mojave, Typinator 7.8 contains many further improvements like better import from TextExpander, improved scrolling and clipping in the expansion field, and enhanced compatibility with third-party apps like Microsoft Remote Desktop 10, Vivaldi, and Citrix. All these changes make Typinator 7.8 a highly recommended upgrade for every Typinator user, particularly in combination with macOS Mojave. Visit Ergonis Software’s website to learn more about the changes in this release and to download and try the new version.


Typinator is a powerful, yet elegantly simple solution that boosts your productivity by automating the process of inserting frequently used text and auto-correcting typing errors. Across all applications, it detects specific sequences of typed characters and automatically replaces them with text snippets, graphics, URLs, dates and special characters.

Typinator 7.8 can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to version 7.8 is free for anyone who purchased a license for Typinator 6 or Typinator 7 on or after January 1st 2016. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, see the company’s web site.

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Pre-order HITCASE PRO for iPhone XS Max, Get a SuperWide Lens

HIT Technologies, Inc. today launches their holiday sale. Pre-order a HITCASE PRO for the Xs MAX through November 19, 2018 and receive a complimentary HITCASE TrueLUX(R) SuperWide lens. The HITCASE PRO is HITCASE’s most rugged waterproof aluminum iPhone case and is the ideal choice for adventurers and outdoor lovers.


Crafted out of premium aluminum, its slim, form-fitting design keeps the iPhone safe no matter what the occasion. And HITCASE is the only protective case company to offer two screen protective covers: Air Shield, a screen-less bumper, for everyday use and Aqua Shield, water-seal screen protection. The TrueLUX SuperWide lens is thread mounted onto the case, turning your iPhone into a sharper and more versatile camera for mobile photography and video, including underwater.


“Ready for your next adventure? Never worry about your phone again,” said Brooks Bergreen, founder and CEO of HITCASE. “Now you can fearlessly capture and share your adventures with the world and have the freedom to take your iPhone anywhere – anytime.”


HITCASE PRO Design Features and Specs:
* Triple patented design
* Low profile anodized Aluminum frame
* IP68 Waterproof rating up to 33ft/10m
* Drop-proof to 16ft/5m – MIL SPEC Shock rated
* Mount it anywhere with HITCASE Railslide mount system
* Compatible with all 8 HITCASE mounts and GoPro(R) mounts
* Scratch resistant screen
* Get your phone in and out in seconds with HITCASE Shockseal design
* 100% Satisfaction Guarantee 30-Day Risk Free Return Policy
* 1-year limited product warranty


The HITCASE TrueLUX SuperWide is the perfect ultra wide lens to compliment your iPhone. With 3 spherical lens elements, the TrueLUX SuperWide delivers high-quality images with excel-lent detail throughout the entire field of view (FOV), with none of the vignetting typical of other ultra-wide lenses. Compact and lightweight, it’s the perfect lens for creatives on the go.

Hitcase PRO for iPhone Xs MAX and SuperWide Lens Pre-order Bundle retails at $99.99 (USD) and will ship January 2019. This offer is only available online. For more information, please contact MIchele Baker.

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LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Available at 50% Discount Until Nov. 18

LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign is nowavailable at 50% off until November 18 only. Awarded 4 out of 5 starts by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks allowing users to reduce the size of InDesign links, save processing time, and reduce production costs. The discount lets users save $130 on each new license of LinkOptimizer and is also applied to upgrade prices from earlier versions.


LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Available at 50% Discount Until Nov. 18


LinkOptimizer works automatically with Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments and convert image formats.

For example, with just a click of a button users can:

* Optimize dozens of InDesign files
* Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
* Change their resolution to 300 dpi
* Resave JPEGs as TIFF
* Convert RGB images to CMYK
* Assign variable image names based on page number, color, date and other values
* Run a Photoshop action on each image


At the end of processing, LinkOptimizer reimports images to InDesign at 100% in their precise position. In addition, the software can merge and delete hidden layers, apply ICC color profiles, and process document copies instead of original files. As a result users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased form at 50% off for $130 USD (LinkOptimizer Lite – $90) until November 18 only. the discount also applies to the upgrade prices to LinkOptimizer 5 from earlier versions. Trial is also available for download. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and InDesign/Photoshop CS3-CC 2019.

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Vitamin-R Gets Update to Version 3

publicspace today is proud to announce version 3 of Vitamin-R, its innovative time boxing solution designed to overcome procrastination, retain focus and maintain motivation. Version 3 features a completely reimagined single window user experience, a soft break and lock screen option, deeper customization, improved support for the Pomodoro Technique, clearer statistics, faster log handling, personalized profiles, an integrated help system, improved integration with OmniFocus 3 and Things 3 and many other improvements.


Vitamin-R creates optimal conditions for the human brain by structuring work into short bursts of distraction-free, highly-focused activity alternating with opportunities for renewal, reflection and intuition. The built-in task logging and analysis features create positive momentum towards productivity by providing users with tangible feedback on their progress and achievements.


New In Version 3:

Version 3 features a completely rewritten single window user interface which integrates all major tools: workflow, log book, statistics, help system and note pads into a single window. The new interface takes Vitamin-R’s peerless configurability to the next level, by offering the option to add or remove user interface and workflow elements to create individualized workflows.


The new “soft break” feature no longer interrupts the user at the end of a time slice, but instead waits for up to 30 seconds for the user to stop typing or mousing. Vitamin-R makes it easy to extend time slices for short periods.


The new “lock screen” feature allows users to optionally lock the display of their Mac during timed break to force them to take breaks away from their desk.


The statistics tool has been completely rewritten for improved clarity and the log file handling has been optimized for users with a lot of logged time slices. The new log book provide a much improved overview of recent time slices and serves as a place to rapidly switch tasks.


Vitamin-R’s integration with OmniFocus 3 and Things 3 has been updated and improved and now imports tag names and durations where available.


The new “Profiles” feature allows users to pre-configure the countless tool options to best match their preferences and workflow. Particular attention has been given to people who want to implement a purer version of the Pomodoro Technique rather than Vitamin-R’s more flexible approach.


The new “Pomodoro-style breaks” control allows timed breaks to be configured with the two or three short breaks followed by a long break advocated by the Pomodoro technique.


Other improvements include quicker keyboard-based controls for changing durations, improved options in the right click status bar menu and support for macOS 10.14 Mojave and its unique visual style.

For now, the Vitamin-R 3 Beta is exclusively available from the publicspace web store for for $24.99 (USD). The web store also offers Family, Business and Enterprise licensing and customers may chose to include a “forever upgrade” with their purchase. Each Vitamin-R web store purchase includes a free license for its companion product, Noise Machine, which is also available separately starting at $4.95 (USD).

Version 2 is available on the Mac App Store and will be joined there by version 3 shortly after its official launch.

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