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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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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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Drug Abuse Prevention Features Now Available on Medidex’s MedManage mHealth App

Medidex Inc. has released MedManage 2.3.1, their cloud-based medication management system for patients, nurses, or caregivers, available now for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices.

 

The app allows common tasks which are often done manually or from memory to be done in the digital world. Create a portable medication list with directions so you never forget to take medication no matter where you are, understand information and look up side effects and warnings about the medication you are taking and find a permanent medication disposal drop box near you if you have unwanted or unused medication.

 

Count It! Lock It! Drop It!, with similar goals around medication adherence and medication safety, worked with MedManage to make another valuable resource available to its users; a drop box finder. This finder allows the app user to find a permanent disposal site nearest to the zip code they type in. MedManage locates the nearest site along with the location’s address, phone number and hours of operation.

 

Idle medications left in drug cabinets are easy targets for experimentation and abuse. Now it’s as simple as ever to dispose of your unwanted, expired or unused prescription medication and help reduce access to prescriptions in the home. Read more about the partnership at the Medidex Announcement Blog.

 

Count It! Lock It! Drop It! (R) (CLD) is a comprehensive community initiative for prescription drug misuse prevention based in Coffee County, Tennessee and locally in all 95 counties of Tennessee. The CLD initiative is leading a statewide effort associated with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc., an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association to combat the misuse of prescription medication focusing on three simple steps: Count your pills, Lock them up, and Drop them for proper disposal. According to the Tennessee Department of Health, 6,879,698 opioid prescriptions were written in 2017, and it is CLD’s mission is to create a cultural shift around prescription drug misuse to help keep communities safe and drug-free.

MedManage 2.3.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Medical category. An Android version of the app is available through Google Play.

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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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Chickku App for iOS Brings Local into Social

Chickku LLC recently launched the latest version (1.2.4) of its local social app, Chickku app. The app, which can be downloaded from Apple iTunes and Google Play Store for free, helps users connect with other people, for common causes and interests, places and businesses in their local vicinity.

 

 

The app helps users in the following ways:

* Make new friends nearby: The app helps users to find people with similar interests and hobbies living in their vicinity. Like-minded people can communicate through instant messaging in the app, make introductions and meet to discuss and follow their mutual interests.

* Social profile: Users can create a dedicated wall page to showcase themselves so that people in their vicinity can get to know them and connect with them.

* Local causes: Every community faces some challenges and fights together to alleviate pain points. With Chickku app, users can find social causes in their area and participate in making their community a better place to live.

* Local promotions: Users can find local promotions, sale, discounts on their favourite products sold by the shops in their locality. Tuning into the Chickku app helps people save money by finding instant local deals..

* Local events: The app helps users find local gigs and events. From their favourite band playing in a club to a flash sale to cultural events, users can choose to get notifications of all the events happening in their area.

* Ratings & Recommendations: Users can find ratings and reviews by the neighbourhood on local restaurants, shops, and even service providers. The recommendations and reviews help users make educated purchasing.

* Buy/Sell locally: The free Chickku platform helps sellers showcase their products & services, and pricing & deals, online. Buyers, on the other hand, can find products they are looking for and can look up their prices before making a purchase decision.

* Instant Private Messaging: Users as well as local businesses can communicate with each easily with Instant Private Messaging feature provided inside the App. Connecting locally has never been easier.

Chickku 1.2.4 is currently available for free on the App Store under the Social Networking category and Google Play under the Dating category.

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