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QuickerTek Announces New 60W USB/USB-C Dual Port Charging Adapter

QuickerTek introduces its newest product, an innovative, high-performance 60W USB/USB-C dual port charging adapter allowing for one of the fastest and most efficient charging experiences for the newest smart phones, all 12-inch MacBook’s with USB-C, 2016-2018 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro’s, and other USB laptops and notebooks alike.

 

QuickerTek Announces New 60W USB/USB-C Dual Port Charging Adapter

 

It includes both a USB-C port enabling up to 45W of power delivery and a USB-A QC 3.0 port enabling up to 18W of charging power. It is also compatible with QuickerTek’s Most Powerful Battery, giving our batteries the capability to work with both MagSafe 1 and 2 as well as any Mac charged through USB-C.

 

Specifications:
* Dimensions: 2″ x 2″ x .75″
* Input: 16 Vdc to 28 Vdc
* Output: 20 Vdc at 5A (USB-C) / 5.2 Vdc at 2A
* USB-C Port
* USB-A QC 3.0 port
* Built-in PD Chipset

 

The built-in PD Chipset dynamically detects devices to deliver optimum power level for maximum battery life and performance. It is equipped with the advanced circuit protections to prevent over charging. This product features an input of 16 Vdc to 28 Vdc and an output of 20 Vdc at 5A (USB-C) / 5.2 Vdc at 2A.
The USB-C Power Adapter is available at $49.95 (USD) from QuickerTek. Members of the press please contact Rick Estes.

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Popular Mac 2D CAD Program CADintosh Version 8.4.1 Now Available

Lemke Software GmbH today has announced the release and immediate availability of CADintosh 8.4.1, an important update to its popular high performance 2D CAD program. The app offers a wide variety of CAD tools to users who need to create professional technical, mechanical, and architectural drawings.

 

Popular Mac 2D CAD Program CADintosh Version 8.4.1 Now Available

 

CADintosh is designed for use by Technical Draftsmen and Designers and provides a massive number of usability and workflow advantages. The number of CAD elements that can be used is limited only by the available memory of the user’s Mac. Pre-settings are saved with each drawing. The app offers 8 pens with fully definable line widths and colors, 6 different line types, and supports 1,024 layers.

 

Features Include:
* Comfortable and simple User Interface
* Number of elements only limited by the Mac’s available memory
* Pre-settings saved for each drawing
* Includes 8 pens with freely definable line widths and line colors
* Includes 6 different line types
* Offers line widths from 0.0 to 99.99 mm
* Each element can be designated a different color and width
* Functions for lines, circles, dimensioning, hatching, X-lines, etc.
* Allows up to 32,000 groups
* Supports up to 1,024 layers
* Offers Complex layer management
* Easy import and export of DXF, HPGL, IGES and PDF formatted files
* 64-bit and unicode support
* Support for symbol libraries for the import and export of symbols
* Alternative units (i.e. inches)
* Runs natively on macOS
* Supports Retina displays
* Helpful Tutorial

 

CADintosh creates drawings that are composed of layers that can be conveniently organized into groups. The app supports up to 1,024 layers and up to 32,000 groups. The app’s wide variety of design tools can be used to create professional CAD drawings.

 

Using CADintosh’s easy-to-use tools, anyone can easily create lines, circles, text, dimensions, X-lines, hatching, and set scale within their drawing. 8 different pens of variable widths, colors, and styles are conveniently accessed from the in-app drop-down menus. 6 types of lines are available, including full line, dotted line, chain line, dotted line with two dots, zigzag line, and short dotted line. Line widths are adjustable from 0.0 to 99.99 mm and can be set to different colors and widths.

 

CADintosh 8.4.1 brings several new and updated features. The update also provides bug fixes and performance enhancements.

 

New Features:
* Added additional page frames
* Added scroll/zoom preferences

 

Updated Features:
* Updated Sparkle update framework
* Optimized the display speed of very large drawings
* Transform rotate – new option -1 to rotate without rotation of text angle
* Added more imperial scales

 

Bug Fixes:
* Fixed the drawing order bug
* Fixed the display issues with macOS 10.14 (Mojave)

 

CADintosh can easily import and export several file types in CADintosh including DXF, HPGL, IGES and PDF. The app already includes a selection of internal symbols, but paid users can also import and export symbol libraries. Created symbols can be saved in an archive. All projects can be created in either imperial or metric units.

 

Device Requirements:
* macOS 10.8 or later
* macOS 10.14 Mojave Compatible
* 77.6 MB
CADintosh 8.4.1 is  $33.99 and is available in the Mac App Store. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website for $32.00. Version 8.4.1 is a free update for all CADintosh 8.x users. Upgrades from 1.x-7.x to 8.x is only $19.95 (USD) from the Lemke website.

 

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AirBeamTV Launches Mirror to Mac: Screen Mirroring From iPhone to Mac

Mirror to Mac, a new iPhone and iPad application for screen mirroring from iOS devices to Mac is available today. The Mirror to Mac app, sold on the iTunes App Store, is the first app to allow for wireless screen mirroring, without the need to install an additional receiver application on the Mac.

 

According to Jan van Ottele, co-founder and CEO of AirBeamTV, there are many interesting use cases for screen mirroring from iPhone or iPad to Apple Macs: “Mirror to Mac is perfect for anyone who needs to share mobile device content with a large group of people. Consumer can use it to share family photos and videos at a social gathering. Some people actually have Mac Minis connected to large screen TVs, for them, this app is perfect. Also businesses can use it to display presentations or specific iPhone and iPad apps during a meeting.”

 

To start screen mirroring, customers need to download the Mirror for Mac app from the App Store. Before using the app, Screen Recording should be enabled in the iPhone or iPad Control Centre. The Company provides a video tutorial and a step-by-step guide on how to do this. After enabling Screen Recording in Control Centre, users can use the app to connect to the Chrome Browser on their Mac. After connecting to the Mac, a user can slide up Control Centre from within any app, firmly press and hold the screen recording button and start mirroring.

 

Pricing and Availability:
Mirror for Mac ($4.99 USD) runs on every iPhone or iPad that uses iOS 11 or newer. It works on any Mac, as long as the Google Chrome browser (which can be downloaded for free) is installed.

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Get Powerful and Easy Audio Capture for the Mac With Sound Siphon 3

Static Z Software announces the release of Sound Siphon 3 which expands on Sound Siphon’s ability to capture any audio on the Mac. Sound Siphon makes it easy to capture your Mac’s audio. Use it to create virtual input audio devices that send audio from one app to another or, record right in the Sound Siphon app.

 

Sound Siphon has a brand new, easy to use interface that makes it easier than ever to create virtual input devices that capture the Mac’s audio. Use Sound Siphon to send audio between your favorite applications or easily record directly in the Sound Siphon application. Sound Siphon excels at recording Skype conversations, broadcasting game audio, recording podcasts, and much more.

 

New in Sound Siphon 3 are configurable channel mapping as well as a live mixer. Users have complete control over the final mix of audio enabling them to get their captured audio just right.

 

Features:
* Easy to use interface
* Capture system audio
* Capture specific application audio
* Include microphones and other audio inputs
* Live mixer
* Built-in recording

 

Sound Siphon 3 offers a free 14 day trial and can be purchased for $49 (USD), half the price of similar products. Special upgrade pricing is available for those that have purchased previous versions of Sound Siphon.

The Fastest 64-bit DVD Ripper for Mojave is MacX DVD Ripper Pro V6.0

MacXDVD Software, a leading multimedia solution provider, today announced the immediate availability of MacX DVD Ripper Pro 6.0.0, the No.1 fast 64-bit DVD ripper till today. The upgraded macOS DVD ripper is built from the ground up using the 64-bit architecture, so it will be just as powerful when customers migrate to 64-bit computing with latest macOS 10.14 Mojave or later systems.

 

On WWDC 2018, Apple announced that macOS Mojave would be the last to support 32-bit apps, with the new Xcode 10 dropping support for 32-bit macOS apps. In April, Apple started warning macOS users that 32-bit apps would not be optimized for the system. Many 32-bit only programs like QuickTime framework, Java 1.6 Apple framework, and Carbon HLTB fail to survive in the 64-bit transition. While most other DVD ripping programs are out with the coming 64-bit macOS, MacXDVD Software is sprinting out ahead with V6.0.0. To maximize the usability of MacX DVD Ripper Pro’s unparalleled performance, the developer revamped the program to offer full support for 64-bit macOS, making it a flexible solution in a wide variety of macOS versions.

 

“Our goal is to provide our customers with uninterrupted efficient solutions even when Apple kills support for 32-bit apps,” said Jack Han, CEO of MacXDVD Software, “In order to do this we have ensured that our DVD ripper is seamlessly integrated with 64-bit macOS Mojave and later.”

 

MacX DVD Ripper Pro has long been synonymous with the fastest and most reliable DVD ripping experience for Mac users. Laden with the world’s unique support for Intel QSV, Nvidia Cuda/Nvenc, and AMD hardware acceleration solutions, it can fully harness the power of GPU in the whole DVD ripping process. This workflow maximizes the performance in three aspects: at a blistering “5 minutes-for-a-full-disc” speed, it’s 5x faster than its closest competition; it solves common problems like computer overheating and freezing due to overloaded CPU, and it allows even a low-configuration computer to deliver a decent ripping experience.

 

Not only that, MacX DVD Ripper Pro is able to convert DVDs to 350 popular digital formats like DVD to MP4, ISO image, MPEG, HEVC H.265, MKV, MOV, AVI, WMV, etc, as well as latest devices from Apple, Samsung, Android and more. It’s a single solution which fits the widest range of DVD discs, including 99-title DVDs, workout DVDs, and damaged DVDs. All those features can beat the rest by a long shot. With the support for 64 bit, the world’s leading solution offers a wider reach and added flexibility into macOS generations that users can enjoy the benefits.
MacX DVD Ripper Pro is priced at $67.95 (USD) for a single copy. Now it’s 70% off together with the fastest 4K video converter and one-click iPhone data manager during MacXDVD’s 8th Anniversary Special Offer.

SpeakerCue Confidence Monitoring for the Professional Speaking Community

CampSoftware is excited to announce the release of SpeakerCue, a confidence monitor for professional producers and presenters. This handy communications tool is a simple, streamlined way for a presenter or speaker to monitor their time and for an assistant or producer to provide them with invaluable information. SpeakerCue requirements are simple; a Mac or PC for the person who is controlling the time and messaging, and an external display within view of the speaker to receive those messages.

 

 

“SpeakerCue is the only full-featured program countdown clock that integrates the ability to easily communicate with your speaker or moderator while they’re on stage,” said Bill Chapman, Executive Director/Producer at The Richmond Forum, America’s largest non-profit public lecture series. “We’ve used SpeakerCue for speeches by President Barack Obama, actress Glenn Close, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, and others. Now, I would never consider producing a program without it.”

 

The most important feature of SpeakerCue is that it provides a configurable clock, customizable in a variety of color and display options. The clock can be configured in hour/minutes or hour/minutes/seconds mode in the current time or as a countdown clock. Based on preference, it can also be set to flash or change color at a pre-set time to inform the speaker to start wrapping up their presentation or at other prearranged times.

 

SpeakerCue also features a one-way message transmitter that will allow an advisor to give speakers of all skill levels the instructions they need to make their presentations better in real time. SpeakerCue is an excellent way for a teacher to send basic instructions to a beginner speaker such as “Speak louder,” “Slow down,” “Look up,” or “Smile.” Seasoned professional producers can send their speaker more advanced cues such as, “Expand on that point,” “Last question,” or “Introduce the next speaker.”

 

Computer Requirements:
* Mac running OS 10.9.5 (Mavericks) or later
* Windows running Windows 7, SP1 Platform Update (64-bit versions only) or later
* Also runs on Linux and Raspberry Pi

 

Visit SpeakerCue online to download a free demo. In demo mode, SpeakerCue will auto-quit after 10 minutes, but it can be relaunched as often as you would like. For more information, please contact Ardith Gumbert.

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Typinator 7.6 is Getting Ready for Mojave and Offers UI Enhancements

Ergonis Software today announced Typinator 7.6, a great new release of their highly acclaimed text expander. Since day one, Ergonis Software has been committed to provide high-quality macOS products that “just work.” To achieve this goal, Ergonis Software puts a lot of effort into their products behind the scenes to make them do their job flawlessly, fast, and unobtrusively. It is therefore no surprise that Ergonis already released an updated version of Typinator that is preparing for compatibility with Mojave – only a few days after Mojave was officially announced by Apple at WWDC18. While there are still some months to come before Mojave will be finally released by Apple, Ergonis is already busy updating their entire product line to offer compatible versions of all their macOS products when the official release of Mojave arrives.

 

 

In particular, Typinator contains built-in helper applications that have now been updated to 64-bit, which is required on Mojave. Furthermore, Typinator 7.6 allows to suppress update checks in full-screen mode, which prevents update messages that kick in during presentations with Keynote, PowerPoint, etc. With many further usability, stability, and compatibility improvements, Typinator 7.6 is a highly recommended upgrade for every Typinator user. 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 can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to Typinator 7.6 is free for Typinator 7 license owners and for anyone who purchased a license for Typinator 6 in or after January 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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DriveDx 1.8.0 for Mac Protects Users from Data Loss and Downtime

BinaryFruit today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of DriveDx 1.8.0, its latest solution for SSD and HDD health diagnostics and monitoring. As macOS does not have a comprehensive drive health indicator, DriveDx fills a critical role in measuring the overall health of both SSD and HDD drives. Because DriveDx tracks more indicators of impending failure than any other product on the market, users will get an advanced warning before their drives fail. This will allow them to take action to avert the failure and save themselves from resulting data loss and downtime.

 

Unlike many other drive health diagnostics utilities that simply check built-in S.M.A.R.T. status, DriveDx performs overall drive health diagnostics using drive health indicators (like SSD wear out / endurance, reallocated bad sectors, offline bad sectors, pending sectors, I/O errors, and more) that most closely correlate with drive failures according to the statistics reported in the latest researches focused on identifying drive failure trends. This gives a user a comprehensive picture of a current drive health status and enables foreseeing potential problems with drive failure and loss of sensitive data. Moreover, DriveDx shows this information on a user-friendly Mac-style interface in an easy-to-understand format.

 

“Here’s a DriveDx triumph. DriveDx showed my just out of AppleCare iMac with two pre-fail conditions for the hard drive. Made appointment and took it to Genius Bar yesterday. Tech looked at DriveDx and was very impressed. Even though out of warranty – they replaced the drive without question,” said Michael Sidoric, CapMac User Group Treasurer, ex-Vice President of CapMac.org. “God knows how many dollars and troubles DriveDx saved me since I had several vital FinalCut projects on it.”

 

DriveDx is a combined drive health analysis and forecasting tool. It monitors and analyzes changes to S.M.A.R.T. attributes in order to continuously evaluate drive health status and predict drive failures. In addition to “Failed” and “OK” drive statutes DriveDx supports “Warning” and “Failing” statuses indicating that a drive is in a pre-failure status and backup of sensitive data is highly recommended.

 

DriveDx performs both SSD and HDD health diagnostics. Moreover, it uses a separate set of indicators for SSD and HDD to monitor drive health status. This is particularly important as SSD works different from HDD, and requires a different algorithm to check its health status. Also, SSDs typically are more dependent on firmware than HDDs, and DriveDx has been programmed to support many versions of firmware (please see our website for a complete list of supported firmware).

 

DriveDx allows configuring the delivery of customized drive status and free space reports by e-mail and therefore does not require user presence to inform about drive status changes. In addition, DriveDx can launch built-in drive diagnostics self-tests. Drive self-tests will help to quickly identify if the drive is faulty.

 

DriveDx is the first utility of its kind to have a real user-friendly Mac-style interface. It is organized in a way that allows a user to view and understand drive status and its performance at a glance. User can switch between different view modes to drill up or down data related to drive health, including S.M.A.R.T. indicators and attributes, drive statistics and errors.

 

What’s New in DriveDx 1.8.0:
* Added support of 110 new SSD models (from Apple, Samsung, Crucial/Micron, Toshiba, SanDisk, Intel, WD, SK Hynix, Plextor, Corsair, OCZ, Transcend, Kingston, ADATA, etc)
* Improved SSD and HDD health diagnostic algorithms and heuristics
* Improved drive temperature monitoring
* Improved SSD and HDD health indicator descriptions
* Improved support of Apple SSDs
* Improved support of Seagate HDDs
* Improved support of OWC SSDs,
* Many stability improvements
* Many cosmetics tweaks and fixes

 

DriveDx feature highlights:
* Support of modern SSDs and HDDs
* SSD lifetime left indicator
* Different routines for SSD and HDD health evaluation and diagnostics
* Real-time SSD & HDD health status monitoring
* User-friendly and intuitive UI
* Multi-tier warning system that will inform the user about deviations from the normal state of drive attributes
* Diagnostic Knowledge Base online auto-updating
* Drive overall health rating
* Drive overall performance rating (if drive supports this subset of indicators)
* Device statistics
* I/O errors monitoring
* Drive free space monitoring
* Support of drive short and full (extended) self-tests
* Sending a warning whenever a problem with a drive firmware exists
* Saving detailed drive status reports to a file
* Warning a user with pop-up notifications about errors and failures
* Displaying drive status on a macOS status bar
* Runs natively on macOS

 

DriveDx 1.8.0 has 4 types of licenses that are currently being offered on promotion:

* Personal License – $19.99 (USD)
* Family License – $39.99
* Business License – starting from $99.99
* IT-Consultant License – starting from $99.99

 

DriveDx can be purchased from the BinaryFruit website. A fully functional 15-day trial version is available for download at our website. Review copies are available upon request.

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