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SecuritySpy Updated to macOS CCTV Software

Ben Software updates their premier multi-camera video surveillance software SecuritySpy 5.1 for Mac. The software has smart motion detection powered by Artificial Intelligence, flexible recording features, remote monitoring, and an intuitive user interface.   SecuritySpy is perfect for all CCTV applications, from home to professional use. The newest version adds new features and improvements, including macOS 10.15 Catalina support, Metal-accelerated video display, and web-based Mac screen control.



“This update represents our ongoing commitment to maintain top-quality NVR software and respond to our customers’ feedback” said Ben Bird, the developer of SecuritySpy. “We are excited to deliver a host of improvements that make SecuritySpy even more powerful.”


SecuritySpy supports most network cameras on the market, including the popular Axis, Cisco, Dahua Technology, Canon, Amcrest, Hikvision, Vivotek and Zavio ranges.  SecuritySpy has advanced AI-powered motion detection, iOS push notifications and external devices. The built-in secure web server allows remote monitoring of live streams and captured footage from over the Internet, using a web browser or an iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.


Improvements in version 5.1:

  • Notarized for full compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina
  •  Video display using Apple’s Metal framework for improved efficiency and performance
  • Mac Screen Control via the web interface
  •  Improved Browser export functionality
  •  Support for recording in ProRes 422 HQ video format
  •  New Action to wake screen and dismiss screensaver on motion trigger
  •  More information passed to AppleScripts actions
  • Fixed problems with automatic file deletion
  • Fixed problems with window positions not being remembered
  •  Fixed problems obtaining “Let’s Encrypt” SSL certificates
  • Other bug fixes


SecuritySpy main features:

  • Supports all major brands of IP camera as well as ONVIF-compatible cameras
  • Carefully designed user interface and automatic camera detection for easy setup
  • AI-powered smart motion and object detection for accurate triggering of recording
  • Efficient software design allows one Mac to handle high numbers of cameras
  •  Built-in secure web server for remote monitoring and administration
  • Automatic DDNS, port forwarding and SSL/TLS certificate generation for easy web setup
  • Flexible scheduling options for recording at particular times of the day or week
  • Browser feature for synchronised multi-camera playback of captured footage
  • Supports all industry-standard media formats (H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, JPEG, AAC)
  • Hardware-accelerated video compression and decompression for low CPU usage
  •  Companion iOS and tvOS apps for viewing on iPhone, iPad or Apple TV
  •  Notifications including alarms, emails, scripts and iOS Push Notifications
  •  Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) support using virtual joystick
  • Secure off-site backup of captured footage
  • Integration with home automated systems such as Indigo and Control4
  • Supports non-IP cameras such as built-in cameras, USB webcams and Blackmagic devices


Pricing depends on the number of cameras used, ranging from GBP 29.90 (approx. USD $40) for a single-camera license, to GBP 649.00 (approx. USD $890) for an unlimited-camera license.

First DVD Ripping Solution for macOS Catalina Announced by MacXDVD

MacXDVD Software has released MacX DVD Ripper Pro 6.5.0. This update supports ripping and backup on macOS Catalina. It has no conflict with macOS Catalina’s security, allowing fast and effective ripping and backup, while enjoying the benefits of built-in data protection features on macOS Catalina.


Following an update of macOS Catalina earlier this month, many Mac users reported that they cannot use some applications as usual after they upgraded to macOS Catalina, including the DVD ripping software. This issue is due to the enhanced security and the elimination of 32-bit applications on macOS Catalina.


The development team of MacXDVD overhauled its flagship DVD ripper. As long as MacX DVD Ripper Pro is authorized to access files on removable volumes, users are able to access any DVD discs on macOS 10.15, be it old DVD collections, new DVD releases, 99-title movies, TV-series discs etc., and rip them to MP4, MOV, AVCHD, MKV, iPhone, iPad, Android, Apple TV, Xbox, PS4 and more within 5 minutes.


Pricing and Availability:
MacX DVD Ripper Pro 6.5.0 is normally priced at $67.95, but is now available for $29.95 during the Halloween holiday.



Focus Dashcam Organizer Now Offers In-App Editing

Boundary Labs has released Focus Dashcam Organizer for macOS. Focus Dashcam Organizer is the best way for users to visualize, organize, and export – and now edit – their Tesla(R) Dashcam videos on macOS.



Users can browse videos by date using the built-in calendar, flag videos of interest or delete videos that are taking up space, and see (or export) all their camera angles at once or zoom in on one camera with the click of a mouse. Now with Tesla Version 10 support, users can see and export the rear view camera as well.


Version 1.4 now includes a new visual video scrubber with integrated clip selection. The visual scrubber shows small screenshots though the timeline of the video. You can scrub to precise locations and choose sections of the video to export. Clip selection was built to be quick and easy to use. Select a section of video and it highlights in the scrubber. You can even option-click to deselect parts of previous selections, and choose multiple selections in one timeline that will be automatically stitched together on export.


Other new features include:
* New filter features that show any combination of Sentry, Recent, or Saved clips
* Interface updates to show not only a video’s date, but also what kind of event it was
* Various bug fixes and interface tweaks


Some of the features of Focus Dashcam Organizer include:
* V10 support – view 4 cameras at once (front, back, left and right repeaters)
* A built in calendar that allows you to easily locate videos, showing you at a glance how many events occurred on a given date
* 60 second videos are automatically stitched together so you can seamlessly view TeslaCam events
* All cameras can be viewed at once, or you can click an individual camera to zoom to that particular camera
* Videos can be exported in various sizes. Export all cameras to one video, or export individual cameras
* Flag videos of interest to review later
* Delete videos that you no longer need right inside of Focus
* Adjust the speed of the videos to scan through a large number of videos at once (from 0 to 10 times speed)
* Support for full screen and dark mode
* Tested with videos produced by both HW2.5 and HW3 versions of Autopilot
* Automatically locates the inserted drive when the “Select TeslaCam folder…” button is clicked, but you can also select an archived TeslaCam folder on any storage device
* Recent Videos are automatically integrated into the calendar and marked as “Recent”


Pricing and Availability:
Focus Dashcam Organizer 1.4 is only $4.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store. It is also available through the Boundary Labs website.

Automatically Track Miles With Swift Miles

Tekton Technologies today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Swift Miles – Mileage Tracker 1.4.4, an important update to their popular mileage tracker app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The App automatically tracks users’ mileage, simplifying the process of collecting business mileage information for the annual IRS tax deduction. The App also uses the latest IRS mileage rates for calculating deductions.



Swift Miles can automatically track mileage, provide accurate route maps for business trips, and create convenient reports in PDF or CSV format with just a tap. The app simplifies mileage tracking, providing automatic trip detection and mileage tracking, and automatic classification based on the user’s past trips. All of this happens automatically in the background, while also consuming less battery power.


Key Features Include:
* Automatic mileage tracking – Tracks and logs mileage automatically in the background
* Tax deduction – Uses the latest IRS mileage rates for deductions
* Accurate route maps – Plots the actual route taken on a map
* Auto-classify trips – Classify trips as business, charity, medical, or personal
* Track trip expenses with image receipts for each trip
* Custom reports – Email detailed trip reports in PDF or CSV format.
* Low battery consumption, thanks to optimized tracking algorithms


Battery consumption is always a worry when using functions like GPS in the background. Swift Miles uses optimized algorithms designed to limit the iPhone’s GPS usage and surprisingly, the App consumes very little battery power.


Users receive a 2-week free trial of the app’s automatic trip detections and unlimited miles. Afterwards, the free version of the app will provide 100 miles per month of automatic trip detections and tracking. A convenient in-app purchase unlocks unlimited automatic mileage tracking.

Swift Miles – Mileage Tracker 1.4.4 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Convenient in-app purchases are available to enable unlimited automatic mileage tracking, $47.99 per year for annual subscriptions or $5.99 per month for monthly subscriptions.


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Station 2.6 is the Multilevel Dock Replacement for macOS

True North Software today is very proud to announce the release of Station 2.6, the company’s multilevel (hierarchical) launcher for macOS. Station promotes a more natural organization of applications and documents into folders. With nested folders, you can arrange items in Station in a way that fits your workflow with an uncluttered look and feel. Scalability is greatly increased through logical groupings thus increasing the sheer number of items that can be added to Station without having to shrink the launcher size.



Productivity is increased because related items can be grouped together into a single folder. For example, one folder can contain work related items and another folder gaming items. Another useful feature of Station is the ability to launch, all at once, the items in a launch folder. This is useful when switching between tasks like business and spreadsheets to graphics work. With ten levels of folders available, enough space is provided to spread out even the most diverse set of applications and documents.


Station has been quickly evolving through new features and enhancements over the past several releases and version 2.6 continues that growth. Many customers looking for an alternative for DragThing have found a new home with Station.


What’s New for Version 2.6:

New Features:
* Bookmark files (Finder aliases) are supported
* Web URLs from programs like Safari are supported
* Dropping files on a Finder folder in Station will now move or copy the files to the actual Finder folder
* Added a utility menu item to delete all items in the current panel set


* Enhancements to file resolution
* Bug fixes


Pricing and Availability:
Station 2.6 is priced at $14.99 (USD) and is available through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. A demo version is available from the True North Website. For more information, please contact Brendan Murphy.

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Busy iOS Users Can Get Their Life Organized With Kalends Calendar App

Independent development team, Yunasoft is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Kalends 1.0.2, their calendar app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Kalends helps busy iOS device users to organize their lives. The app’s multiple calendar views, reminders function, notes feature, handy full month widget, and more all make Kalends as efficient as it is fun to use.



In addition to the app’s calendar functionality, Kalends also allows users to create check-list reminders for upcoming events, as well as make notes which can include including photos. Kalends also includes a huge number of fun stickers that users can place directly on their calendar view like a virtual post-it, allowing them to mark an important day or to simply decorate and personalize their calendar however they wish.


Features Include:
* Multiple calendar views (month, weekday and day)
* Reminders
* Note
* Weather forecast
* Widget calendar
* Stickers
* Marker to mark important days on the calendar view


Kalends’ full-month widget offers convenient, instant access to an entire month of a user’s Kalends calendar schedule is just a swipe away, viewable directly from their device’s Lock Screen or Control Center.


While Kalends would be incredibly useful if it only included calendar functionality, there is much more to the app than just that. Check-list reminders allow users to stay informed about upcoming events and tasks, and its notes function allow the user to write handy notes, which can also include photos, making the feature much more than a simple note function.


Other functions include:
* Month, week, day, reminder and note list view
* Customizable Home Screen icon
* Mark important days with a designed marker
* Tons of cute stickers
* Custom alert sounds
* Notes functionality with photos
* Search through 30 years of events, reminders, and notes
* Weather forecasts to help users plan their day
* Print or export Notes and Calendars as PDF
* Customize everything: text size, theme color, days of the week, and more


Pricing and Availability:
Kalends 1.0.2 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. An upgrade to Premium (which eliminates ads) is available as a convenient in-app purchase of $14.99. A three-month Premium free trial is available. After the trial ends, the subscription automatically renews at $14.99 per year. The user’s Apple ID will be charged for renewal within 24 hours before the end of the trial period, unless the subscription is cancelled before then.

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DEVONthink 3.0 Public Beta Now Available for Mac

DEVONtechnologies today releases the first public beta of DEVONthink 3.0 for Mac. The popular smart document and information manager receives a complete user interface overhaul. It now comes with support for dark mode, an extended search language, and a new menu extra for capturing notes and more. Version 3.0 also adds custom metadata and tables with typed data and form views. Office users can add imprints to PDFs and images, use the improved OCR engine, and share databases via the rewritten web interface. Smart rules and reminders make DEVONthink 3 easier to automate than ever before.



DEVONthink is DEVONtechnologies’ document and information management solution. It supports a large variety of file formats and stores them in a database enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI). Many document formats can be directly viewed, edited, and annotated. A powerful search language finds documents in an instant, smart groups keep them always at hand.


Sophisticated organization tools, AI-based techniques that handle even the largest collections, and numerous integration options make DEVONthink the work environment of choice for researchers, lawyers, and educators. Smart rules, flexible reminders, and deep AppleScript support allow automating even complex repeating tasks. And with its fast, reliable, and secure synchronization users keep their data available on all their Macs.


DEVONthink To Go for iPad and iPhone completes the DEVONthink ecosystem.

* Keep your data together in one place
* Scan your paper, archive your email
* Let artificial intelligence help you organize your data
* Automate tasks with smart rules and reminders
* Sync your data to all your devices, fast and secure
* Share your data with anyone, whether they use Mac or PC


New in DEVONthink 3.0:
The long-awaited third DEVONthink generation debuts, quite literally, hundreds of new features and improvements.


As the most obvious change, DEVONthink 3.0 brings a completely overhauled user interface including support for macOS Mojave’s dark mode. It follows a modern single-window design that integrates many elements that used to appear in separate windows.


An extended sidebar gives access to databases, favorites, smart groups, smart rules, and filters as well as to a new reading list, import options, and more. Inspectors present metadata about documents and groups, offer AI assistance, and let the user set reminders or search within the document.


Capturing text, audio, and voice notes, screenshots, or web clippings becomes much easier with the redesigned Sorter. It also allows finding groups in all open databases for adding files or data from other apps via drag-and-drop. The Sorter is available as a menu bar extension or a tab docked to the side of the screen.


More subtle are the numerous changes to the search engine which now better supports Asian languages, indexes also PDF and RTF attachments, and highlights search hits more precisely. Its enhanced search language allows prefixes for mouse-less specific searching, and filters quickly focus the displayed items on tags, dates, marks, or geolocation.


For the office environment DEVONthink 3 brings a new 64-bit optimized OCR engine that supports multiple CPU cores, Asian languages, barcode detection, and multiple output formats. It’s now possible to add custom imprints to images and PDFs including placeholder text and Bates numbering.


The rewritten web interface gives coworkers or clients access to the document databases even when they’re not using a Mac. User accounts and per-database permissions give fine-grained control over what web visitors see and can do. TLS support makes sure all connections are encrypted.


Other improvements include geolocation metadata, ratings, and custom, typed metadata that can be added to all documents and that is, of course, searchable. When importing documents metadata can be converted to tags, and images can be automatically tagged using machine learning.


Markdown and HTML documents can be edited side-by-side with a rendered preview, sheets with tabular data support specific data types and have a form view. Formatting and editing bars keep frequently used tools at hand and adding cross-references has become more versatile with improved WikiLinking and support for the square bracked syntax. DEVONthink 3 now also supports EPUB ebooks and, useful for research, collects highlighted search hits and metadata into summary documents.


Last but not least, DEVONthink 3 massively extends its automation options. Smart rules perform actions based on events and search queries, where events can be anything from a scheduled time to the arrival of a newly imported document. Users can also attach one-time or repeating reminders to any document. They support several alarm options including running scripts. Placeholders insert dynamic data in templates, imprints, or smart rules without requiring any programming skills.


Of course, DEVONthink 3 brings a large number of under-the-hood enhancements. To name just a few: better file system integration for indexed files, better background processing, e.g. for email archiving, indexing, or generating thumbnails, and an improved overall performance.


Availability and Pricing:
DEVONthink 3 is available in three editions for different needs and budgets: regular, Pro, and Server. DEVONthink 3 can be downloaded for free from the DEVONtechnologies website. The public beta does not require a valid license key but to use email archiving and text recognition beyond the trial limits it needs to be properly licensed. After the public beta phase DEVONthink 3 will require a license key for one of the three available editions which can be purchased starting today:

* DEVONthink 3: US $99
* DEVONthink Pro 3: US $199
* DEVONthink Server 3: US $499

DEVONthink 3 is currently not available in the App Store but will become so after the public beta phase. The former DEVONthink Personal and DEVONnote editions have been retired.


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Heartener for Apple Watch Now Available in App Store

Independent developer, Mark S. Morris is today announcing the release of Heartener 1.0, his free new lifestyle app for Apple Watch. Heartener lets you hear the effects of meditation and exercise on your heart rate, or eliminate distracting thoughts while trying to fall asleep by focusing only on the sound of your heart. Heartener does not require an account to work and has no hidden fees or in app purchases. Heartener only uses your heart rate data on your devices, it does not transmit any information off the devices, and contains no analytics keeping track of your actions within the app.



Heartener uses the heart rate sensors on your Apple Watch to translate your heart rate into a sound that is played on the iPhone paired with the Watch. If your heart rate moves outside a range you select on the app, a very loud siren alert will automatically sound. You can also manually trigger this alert sound from your Watch or on the companion app running on your iPhone.


Heart rate information is transmitted to your iPhone every 3-5 seconds, and a heartbeat sound effect is played when this data update arrives. The pitch of the heart beat sound is lower for slower heart rates, and gets higher as the heart rate increases. The color of the heart rate text display varies from green to bright orange depending on the heart rate beats per minute.


To begin the Heartener session, first open Heartener on your iPhone. Open Heartener on your Watch, and tap Activate. You’ll get voice confirmation the session has begun, and within a few seconds the first heart rate data will be transmitted. To end the session, tap De-Activate on your Watch, and your phone will give you voice confirmation the session has ended.


Heartener requires your authorization as a Health Source on your iPhone to function. Heartener will not function if the Watch paired iPhone is locked or in sleep mode; Auto-Lock in Settings has to be set to Never during Heartener sessions. For workout or meditation sessions, set Require Passcode to After 1 hour or After 4 hours.


For sleeping / overnight use, Passcode has to be disabled completely and the iPhone left awake and unlocked. It is recommended the iPhone be plugged into a power source for overnight usage. Alerts will not sound unless the iPhone is awake. All other functionality requires iPhone to be awake also.


Pricing and Availability:
Heartener 1.0.0 is free and available worldwide on the App Store in the Lifestyle category.

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