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iFlicks 3 Video Metadata Editor and Conversion Now Available for for macOS

Indie developer, Jendrik Bertram has released iFlicks 3, a major update of the popular iFlicks for macOS. iFlicks is the best and most complete video and metadata handling solution available for macOS. There is no easier way to add you video files to iTunes or Plex, so you can watch them on your iOS devices or third party media players.

 

iFlicks 3 is the third major release of iFlicks, which brings you a bunch of new features and improvements.

 

It is now possible to process videos containing HEVC content just as quick as H.264. Direct passthrough of HEVC tracks from mkv files to m4v now only takes seconds, just like it has always worked for H.264 tracks. This works just as quick for all your HD content, no matter if 4k or 1080p. Additionally you can use iFlicks 3 to encode video tracks to HEVC. To make use of this feature you need at least macOS High Sierra, as it is the first version to natively support HEVC. On the newest generation of Macs, video encoding can even make use of the T2 Chip to perform encoding as fast as possible.

 

To provide even more flexibility to our power users, it is now also possible to create custom presets with different settings from the builtin ones. It is also possible to use these custom presets together with the immensely powerful rule system to create an even more customised workflow.

 

As additional bonus iFlicks 3 has a tweaked interface incorporating countless improvements. The most notable ones being full Dark Mode support on macOS Mojave, as well as Touch Bar support for MacBook Pro.

 

Leading Metadata Handling
* Automatic lookup for Movie and TV Show metadata
* Finds beautiful Artwork, including squared Artwork for TV Shows
* Automatic lookup for subtitles and chapter titles
* Behaviour completely customisable using a extremely powerful Rules

 

Powerful Video Processing
* Extremely fast and lossless passthrough for H.264 and HEVC
* High Quality encoding capabilities for H.264 and HEVC
* Dedicated presets for Apple Devices like iPhone, iPad and Apple TV
* HD support (4k, 1080p, 720p)
* Encoding of Stereo and Surround Audio tracks
* Supports all common video formats like mkv, mp4, m4v, mov, avi, mpg and many many more
* Subtitle and Chapter support

 

Extensive Automation Possibilities
* Support for Custom Presets based on user preferences
* Watch Folders to pick up and automatically process files added to monitored folders
* Extremely powerful rules to customise the complete workflow
* AppleScript support for even more fine grained control

 

Intuitive User Interface
* Just drag videos to iFlicks and hit start to process the videos
* Clean interface to get you started without distractions, Advanced functionality just a click away
* Tightly coupled with iTunes. Just drag items from iTunes to iFlicks to update metadata

iFlicks 3 is available as subscription and one-time payment version. The one-time payment version is available from the Mac App Store for US $34.99, the same price as iFlicks 2 before. Prices may vary by location.

The subscription versions are available from the Website and Mac App Store:
* iFlicks Basic: $0.99 monthly, $9.49 annually
* iFlicks Plus: $2.49 monthly, $18.49 annually

Special upgrade pricing will be in place for the yearly subscription versions:
* 50% Off until end of February 2019
* 25% Off until end of March 2019

 

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24U Software’s 24U FM Bench 1.3 Now Available for FileMaker Pro

24U Software has updated 24U FM Bench to version 1.3 which now includes code-signed 24U Toolbox Plug-In 3.0.3 with many new features and improvements. Featuring a 4-step process that to boost the overall speed, 24U FM Bench is a complete optimization solution.

 

Get the best performance out of FileMaker Pro by optimizing your solutions and achieve 100+% speed gains in almost no time. No more compromises!

 

* Detective benchmarks user solution – It measures how long everything takes and stores the measured values in a log for further analysis.

 

* Bottleneck finder finds the bottleneck of user solution – It calculates the total time spend within each script over a specific time period and tells you which script consumed the largest part.

 

* Session browser lets you examine individual user sessions – User can see every single action that was measured within each session and how long FileMaker spent executing it. This great not for optimization but even better for troubleshooting. Can be seen what users were doing when.

 

What’s new in version 1.3:
24U Toolbox Plug-In 3.0.3 is now included with 24U FM Bench. This new version of the plug-in brings several new features and improvments, including compatibility with latest operating systems and the FileMaker plarform. The plug-in is now also code-signed. Code-signing is a security feature that allows user to verify the identity of the plug-in publisher and that the plugin has not changed. This makes it easier to deploy FM Bench in environments with strict security rules, where only code-signed software is allowerd to be installed.

Licenses for 24U FM Bench start at $197 per seat and $1177 (USD) per server. Volume discounts are available for 5 or more seats.

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24U Software Updates All of Their FileMaker Pro Plug-ins

24U Software has released new updates of all currently available plug-ins for the FileMaker platform. The just released versions of the following plug-ins are now code-signed for macOS, Windows, and iOS:

* Gonector
* 24U SimpleDialog Plug-In
* 24U SimpleFile Plug-In
* 24U Phone Companion Plug-In
* 24U Phidgets Plug-In
* 24U Simple Talk Plug-In
* 24U Toolbox Plug-In
* 24U SimpleSound Plug-In
* 24U SimpleHASP Plug-In

Code-signing is a security feature that allows user to verify the identity of the plug-in’s publisher and that the plug-in has not been modified by maliciuous software such as virus. This is not only safer for everyone but also makes it easier to deploy solutions using 24U’s plug-ins in environments with strict security rules, where only code-signed software is allowerd to be installed.

 

Code-signing is becoming one of security measuers required, by default, by the latest version of the macOS and Windows operating systems, so this update is recommended to all users in order to maintain better compatibility with future versions of the operating system and the FileMaker platform.

* Gonector – Gonector is a FileMaker plug-in that allows a native application for iPhone or iPad to communicate directly with mobile hardware devices. Being able to interact with professional mobile devices enables you to use the FileMaker platform to create a POS, Inventory and lots of other heavy-duty mobile business apps with friendly, fast, and reliable user interface.

* 24U SimpleDialog Plug-In – Display professionally looking custom input dialogs and progress dialogs. New version added Pause and Cancel buttons to progress dialogs and input dialogs for iOS.

* 24U SimpleFile – 24U SimpleFile Plug-In lets user FileMaker solutions easily access files stored anywhere on your hard drive, server, or network, allowing your users to keep their files and documents organized without ever leaving your solution’s user interface.

* 24U Phone Companion Plug-In – Robust telephony integration for FileMaker Pro. New version adds support for VOIP systems by directly controlling SNOM telephones. Make calls by clicking a button you avoid calling wrong numbers

* 24U Phidgets Plug-In – Control hardware devices and read environmental sensors, read & write low-frequency RFID tags. New version added support for VINT, stepper motor and more.

* 24U Simple Talk Plug-In – Custom internet client and server inside FileMaker Pro. Recently released new version added 64-bit support.

* 24U Toolbox Plug-In – Stable and reliable client & server-side plug-in providing a set of handy functions for your daily use, such as Execute SQL, running system scripts etc. New version adds support for iOS and FileMaker Cloud, and GetAsHTML.

* 24U SimpleSound Plug-In – Audio playback and MP3 ID3 metadata management. Latest version no longer depends on QuickTime and ID3 tags manipulation now works server-side.

* 24U SimpleHASP Plug-In – Secure hardware-aided protection of your data and intellectual property, using copy-protected USB dongles. New version is compatible with latest version of FileMaker and latest version of the Sentinel dongles.

All the updated 24U Plug-Ins are immediately available for download free of charge as fully functional 14-days trial versions, which can be activated after purchasing a license.

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Camera Guard Mac 3 Offers Improved Webcam Blocker and Mic Protection for Your Mac

ProtectStar has released Camera Guard Mac 3 for macOS, a new upgrade to their popular security solution. The app protects any Mac’s built-in web camera and mic from being accessed by hackers, trojans and spies including latest spyware. Version 3.0 brings improved protection against unauthorized access to the Mac microphone and webcam, plus it now offers users of shared Mac computers to easily pin protect any app on their Mac.

 

Camera Guard Mac 3 Offers Improved Webcam Blocker and Mic Protection for Your Mac

 

Camera Guard Mac app sits quietly in the background, monitoring the Mac’s built-in microphone and webcam for any unauthorized access attempts. The app efficiently blocks any detected attempts, while also alerting the Mac user to the attempts. The utility blocks both known and unknown attacks methods, thanks to its exclusive “Deep Detective” feature.

 

Users of shared Macs can pin protect their personal apps like Apple Mail, Photos, Contacts, Safari, and even games can be prevented from opening without the correct pin. With a quick entry of a 4-digit pin, the apps are protected from unauthorized access by other users. This new feature is the perfect solution for parents who share their Mac with younger family members and worry their kids might access things they shouldn’t.

 

Features Include:
* Web camera blocker
* Microphone protection
* Securely protects apps with a 4-digit pin
* Deep Detective (TM) protects against known and unknown attack attempts
* Protection against Mac ransomware
* Allow kids access to only specific games, and applications
* Schedule for each app or all apps to allow usage for specific days and times
* Pop-Up notifications regarding security breaches
* Logfile protocol tracks unauthorized attempts to start access apps and files
* Smart protection against ransomware threats
* Blocks execution of potentially malicious Java code
* Can be set to run at login for automatic protection

 

Camera Guard Mac 3 still includes ProtectStar’s exclusive “Deep Detective” feature, which monitors all attempted access to any protected Mac. While offering proactive protection that is similar to other companies’ firewall, Deep Detective also reports against both known and unknown attacks, via its modern heuristic methods.

Camera Guard Mac 3 Professional is $19.90 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and includes 12-months of updates/upgrades and technical support by ProtectStar’s Support Heros. A Care Plan option is also available for $49.00 USD, and includes 3-years of updates/upgrades and premium technical support by the ProtectStar Support Superheros.

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Streamline File Naming Workflow With Output Factory Server for InDesign

Zevrix Solutions has released Output Factory Server 2.1.16 a feature update to company’s output automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory Server automates InDesign production workflow by processing files from watched hot folders. The app offloads printing and exporting from InDesign to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process.

 

Streamline File Naming Workflow With Output Factory Server for InDesign

 

The new version abandons the approach in which output files were exported from InDesign with intermediate temporary names before being renamed to their final user-defined variable names. The exported files are now being created directly under their final names. This improvement helps users streamline their complex automation workflows where files created by Output Factory Server are being automatically picked up by other workflow components. The change also helps eliminate random system errors that could occur when renaming temporary files.

 

Output Factory Server is intended to run on a dedicated Mac station and can serve unlimited users via watched hot folders on a network. Users can create hot folders for different output targets such as hi-res PDF, color printing, EPUB files and so on.

 

The app offers the following key features:

* Output InDesign files automatically from hot folders
* Supports print, PDF, PostScript, TIFF, EPUB and other formats
* Output to multiple formats from a single hot folder
* Automatic email notifications
* Layer versioning
* Run custom scripts
* Variable output file names
* Automatic preflighting
* PDF security presets for different workflows

Output Factory Server 2.1.16 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 10.7-10.14 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2019.

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Zuvolo Cycling Is the Real-Time Location Sharing App for Cyclists

Zuvolo Ltd has released Zuvolo Cycling, what will become the ultimate social and location sharing app for cyclists. Quickly share your location and see your cycling friends in real-time. Let your loved ones see that you’re safe and well. Control over privacy is important – decide who can see you and when. Use Markers to mark meeting points on the map, share your favourite cafes, tag hills, and leave messages at important locations. Meeting up and keeping safe has never been easier.

 

 

Use Zuvolo Cycling before a ride when organizing an activity, and during the ride when meeting up and cycling to your markers. Users can start their activities whenever they want, allowing cyclists and their friends to share their location at the time they choose, and with whom they want. Add Markers on the map to make it easier to find meeting points, favourite locations, important places, the start of a hill climb, and for leaving messages at a particular location. Share markers on the map instantly for their cycling friends to see.

 

Main features:
* Share your location in near real-time with your cycling friends
* Let your family know where you are so they can see you’re safe
* Create Markers as meeting points, coffee stops or anything else that might be of interest on your ride
* Create a privacy zone, where you will never appear on the map

 

Zuvolo Cycling fully integrates with Zuvolo Friends and makes location sharing a simple and seamless experience for almost any situation or activity. Keeping your location up to date has never been easier.

Zuvolo Cycling version 2.0.11 is free and available worldwide through the iTunes App Store in the Health & Fitness category.

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Zulu 3: The Calendar Syncing Application for FileMaker

360Workshas released Zulu 3, their calendar syncing application that lets Apple Calendar, Google Calendar, or Exchange Calendar see your FileMaker table(s) as an Apple, Google, or Exchange Calendar. Syncing your FileMaker data to your device calendars makes it easier to share your calendars and keep all of your business events, appointments, and important information together!

 

Zulu 3 improves performance and reliability of existing features of publishing FileMaker data to Apple, Google, and Exchange Calendar, as well as the following new features:

* Added recurrence support for Google and Exchange
* Added email handler to syncs, sending emails to admin email address on failures or warnings
* Migrated to latest sync framework, improving stability and speed for syncs
* Exposing Google API key for users, so they can use their own API key and not share quota with other users

 

Availability:
Active maintenance subscribers for Zulu or the 360Works Portfolio Bundle will receive the new major version 3 at no additional cost. (Maintenance is active for one year from date of purchase or one year from date of maintenance renewal purchase.)

If you need a new license or have a license with expired maintenance and wish to use Zulu 3, you can purchase a new license through the Zulu product page.

Need to try Zulu before you buy? You can download a free demo license, also available at the Zulu product page. While in demo mode, the product will run for 2 hours every time you launch FileMaker. Learn more about Zulu or try it out today at the Zulu product page.

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TurnTable to v3.2 – The New Music Player for Mac

Aquarius Computer today is proud to announce the release of TurnTable v3.2, an important feature update to the company’s popular music player app for macOS. A music player made for music – and the art, TurnTable is a new Music Player app that replaces iTunes and plays all its music library files. It’s a player for truly jamming, by day and night. Day dream and play music, feel well, cry, have visions, whatever.

 

 

Developed specifically for artists, music aficionados, or people who dream by day and night, TurnTable displays your music in grids of artists for a fuller selection of what to listen to. Or nothing but Albums elegantly displayed with their art, your albums in a collection view. Tracks are displayed in a simpler utilitarian jukebox interface.

 

Since 3.0, including the new Themes feature, and a new Visual Tracks view, this jukebox is now way more usable, pleasurable even, comfortable. Version 3.2 sports a new, elegant user interface that is perfect for someone who is really into music the art, and a dreamier side to life. TurnTable 3.2 includes a new Visual Tracks view, for playing any songs/albums that may appear interesting. See the tracks you may like, that may get you up during the day, and just play one.

TurnTable v3.2 is only $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Music category.

 

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