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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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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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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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Zippr – The Mac Utility Has Been Pre-Ordered 11,000+ Times on the Mac App Store

AppYogi Software announce the official launch of Zippr which is Pre-Ordered 11,000 on the Mac App Store. A-Zippr is a simple, fast and powerful Mac utility that allows users to archive Zip, RAR, 7z, SIT, TAR, IOS, ZX, LZIP, Gzip, BZIP2 and unarchives in 70+ different commonly used file formats. It is handcrafted to make it most customizable to archive and unarchive files on macOS.

 

Zippr also makes it easier for users to browse contents of the archives without extracting the file – particularly useful while working with very large files. Apart from that, it also allows users to create encrypted / password protected archives. We are sure our users will love the clean and intuitive UI and the unique features of the app which makes working with archives seamless.

 

Zip and Unzip files instantly:
* Preview file details before extracting
* Protect files with strong 256 bit AES encryption
* Extract only files you choose without having to extract the entire archive
* Notifies once compression or extract completion

 

Archive & Unarchive:(Easy):
* Drag and drop the file to Zipping or unZip
* Resize file size for faster sharing and to reduce storage
* Extract major file formats like Zip, RAR, TAR, LHA, 7Z, JAR and 70 more formats
* Automatically identify to zip or unzip the file when dropped to Floating drop window
* Set floating drop window to any corner of the screen
* Compress files in the different method like fast, faster, normal, slow and slowest

 

File encryption:(Secure):
* Password-protect confidential files and apply powerful AES encryption
* Prevent unauthorized access of email attachments
* Encrypt individual files within a zipped folder

 

Preview Files:(Safe):
* Quick look framework to preview files before unarchive (not even in temp file like other apps)
* Unarchive individual files from an archived folder
* Get detailed file information individually before unarchive
* Native user experience to preview files

 

Now all the archive files you have will automatically open with The Unarchiver and you’ll forget the “Unknown format” alerts and extraction errors forever. Having a RAR extractor for Mac saves you tons of time when dealing with archives.

 

Supports file formats:

* Archive: ZIP, TAR, 7Z, GZIP, BZIP2, ISO, XZ, LZIP

* Unarchive: ZIP, Z01, RAR, 7Z, TAR, LHA, ZIPZ, SIT, SITX, HQX, BIN, MACBIN, AS, GZ, GZIP, TGZ, TAR,GZ, BZ2, BZIP2, BZ, TBZ2, TBZ, XZ, TXZ, ISO, CDI, NRG, MDF, GTAR, Z, TAZ, TAR.Z, LZMA, XAR, XIP, ACE, PAK, SPK, ZOO, LBR, LQR, LZR, PMA, CAB, RPM, DEB, ALZ, DD, CPT, PIT, NOW, SEA, EXE, MSI, CPIO, CPGZ, PAX, WARC, HA, ADF, ADZ, DMS, F, LZX, DCS, PKD, XMS, ZOM, PP, NSA, SAR, JAR, CBZ, CBR, NDS, PKG, A, SWF, LZ, TLZ

Zippr: RAR & Zip Tool 1.1 is Free download and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category & through Zippr website. The app offers a 7-days free trial of all features and it cost $7.99, Unlock file Preview before unarchiving cost $5.99, archive file with AES 256bit encryption cost $3.99 (USD).

 

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File Extractor Quickly Extracts Files Hidden in Other Mac Files

Independent developer Mac OS X File Recovery has released File Extractor 1.0, their new file extraction utility for macOS computers. The app offers users the ability to extract files embedded inside other files, such as PDFs, DMG disk images, and many other files formats. File Extractor can recover over 100 different file formats.

 

File Extractor can extract text files, graphics images, individual files, and other types of files embedded in any blob of data. Once the files have been scanned, users can select the files they’d like to recover with just a few clicks of their mouse. The app uses state-of-the-art algorithms to extract data, even from third-party formats that might otherwise be inaccessible.

 

The app is an excellent utility for use when the need arises to extract data from files, browser caches, DMG disk images, and other data sources. Users will find File Extractor especially helpful when attempting to extract files from those pesky third-party file formats.

 

File Extractor uses state-of-the-art algorithms designed to extract data from any type of file. Users will be surprised at the quantity, quality, and types of data the app will extract from source files. All extracted text is saved as “Raw Text (Plain)” files, meaning they can be read in any plain text editor, like the macOS TextEdit app.

 

Deleted files can be recovered from disk images created using Disk Utility, as the app can scan deleted files from the disk image. The feature can also be used with SD cards, hard drives, and other media types. (On .DMG files created from a digital camera’s memory card (using Disk Utility) users can recover deleted files from their camera or recover files if the card becomes corrupted.)

 

File Extractor can scan:
* PDF files (extracts both text and images)
* Graphics images (it can extract separate images contained in them (such as PSD files))
* Disk images (with the .dmg extension) to recover deleted files
* Any large complex filetype. For example, JPG files embedded in Photoshop documents
* Browser caches. Users can view the files they contain using File Extractor
* Corrupted documents for information that can be salvaged

 

Pricing and Availability:
File Extractor 1.0 is only $14 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the publisher’s website. A free trial download is also available. Review codes are available to members of the press upon request.

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WaterField’s New Sutter Slim Backpack for MacBook and iPad

WaterField Designs has released the Sutter Slim Backpack, a lightweight, executive-style pack for work or travel. The meticulously-designed laptop backpack includes padded compartments for both a MacBook Pro and iPad and evenly-distributed pockets to balance the load for comfort and efficiency. With its sleek, streamlined aesthetic, the Sutter Slim Backpack is the ideal bag to carry a day’s work essentials. Customers who order the Slim through January 31 will receive a complimentary WaterField Tech Pocket.

 

Highly-functional features enhance the comfort and sleek styling of the Sutter Slim Backpack:
* Two plushly-padded compartments cushion up to a 15-inch MacBook Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
* Rear panel slides over wheeled-suitcase handles for hands-free airport navigation.
* Efficiently-placed pockets in distinct zones prevent bulging and ensure a balanced carry.
* YKK waterproof zipper secures exterior top pocket for ultra-convenient, quick access, especially when the bag is set down or resting on suitcase handles.
* Interior open-topped pockets organize tech accessories.
* Swing-around front pocket, accessible from either side with the bag still on one shoulder, lies behind a full-grain leather panel that extends beyond the zippers to protect contents from the elements.
* Key fob inside the front pocket allows quick key retrieval without fully removing the bag.
* Gold, water-resistant liner lights up the interior for increased visibility.
* Stiffened side and bottom panels prevent sagging and help keep bag more upright when set down.
* Ergonomic, padded shoulder straps and rear mesh padding enhance comfort and airflow.
* Comfortable leather handle facilitates an easy grab-and-go from a car seat or overhead bin.
* Rugged tan waxed canvas or black ballistic nylon with a premium full-grain leather panel presents a look that will upgrade any wardrobe.

 

Early adopters who order the new Sutter Slim Backpack by January 31, 2019, will receive a matching complimentary Tech Pocket. WaterField’s newest gear pouch, the Tech Pocket organizes the frequently-used, small tech gear ubiquitous in today’s digital society. Lined with super-soft, almost cashmere-like padding, the case closes with a silent, snap-shut magnet. The main compartment and two internal pockets organize dongles, adapters, keys, an iPhone and more. A front pocket for additional accessories closes with a self-locking YKK zipper. Loops at either end of the case can attach to a strap or carabiner.

 

Pricing and Availability:
The Sutter Slim Backpack:
* Price: $229
* One size: 15.5 x 11.5 x 3.75 inches; 2.2 lbs.
Colors and materials: Tan waxed canvas with distressed, full-grain chocolate leather panel or black ballistic nylon with full-grain black leather panel.
* Padded laptop compartment: fits up to a 15-inch MacBook Pro or 15-inch Surface Book.
* Padded tablet compartment: fits up to a 13-inch iPad or Surface Pro.
* Pre-order now. Shipping begins February 1, 2019.

 

The Tech Pocket
* Price: $49. (Complimentary with Sutter Slim Backpack orders through January 31, 2019.)
* Colors: Tan waxed canvas or black ballistic nylon.
* Dimensions: 7.5 x 4.75 inches; 2.5 oz.
* Available now.

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