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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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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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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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LinkOptimizer for InDesign Update Offers Fixes for Issues with Umlauts in Image Names

Zevrix Solutions today released LinkOptimizer 5.2.17, a maintenance update to its image processing automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks and helps users reduce the size of InDesign links, save prepress costs, and easily repurpose InDesign documents for web and mobile devices.

 

The new version fixes an error that prevented LinkOptimizer from properly processing images with umlauts and other accented characters in their names. This update will help simplify workflows of users who work with German, French and other European languages by eliminating the need to replace special characters in image names in order to optimize their InDesign jobs.

 

LinkOptimizer works automatically with Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, convert image formats, and perform essential image adjustments.

 

For example, with just a click of a button users can:

* Optimize batches of InDesign files and books
* Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
* Convert RGB images to specific CMYK profile
* Change their resolution to 300 dpi
* Resave JPEGs as TIFF
* Run a Photoshop action on each image.

 

As a result users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for $259.95 USD (Lite version: $179.95) as well as from Adobe Exchange and authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-CC 2019.

 

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SwiftCapture 1.2 Update Brings macOS Mojave Compatibility to Video Capture and Animation Software

Ben Software today announced the release of SwiftCapture 1.2, a major update to the high-performance video capture application for the Mac. SwiftCapture’s powerful features and intuitive user interface allow users to create high-quality video recordings, timelapse captures and stop-motion movies from a variety of video and audio input devices.

SwiftCapture 1.2 Update Brings macOS Mojave Compatibility to Video Capture and Animation Software

 

SwiftCapture supports any video input device that works on a Mac, including built-in FaceTime and iSight cameras, USB webcams and the popular Blackmagic range of devices for analog, HDMI and SDI input.

 

The main features of SwiftCapture are as follows:
* Supports any Mac-compatible video input, including Blackmagic devices
* Supports any Mac-compatible audio input
* Records standard MOV and MP4 movie files, which have wide compatibility
* Timelapse and stop-motion capture features
* Hardware-accelerated video encoding
* Easy image capture, including copy-and-paste and drag-and-drop
* Image adjustments: brightness, contrast, saturation and sharpness
* Ability to add a text overly, for example date and time
* Applescript control for automation

 

New features in this version are as follows:
* Compatible with macOS 10.14 “Mojave”
* More reliable audio capture from Blackmagic devices
* Improved video frame timings from Blackmagic devices
* Automatic video format detection for Blackmagic devices
* Improved audio/video synchronisation
* Efficiency improvements resulting in lower CPU usage
* AppleScript enhancements
* Bug fixes

SwiftCapture costs GBP 29 (approx. USD $38) for a single-user license and GBP 399 (approx. USD $530) for a site license. A 30-day fully-functional trial version of SwiftCapture is available for download.

 

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Pixelmator Pro 1.3 Prism Update Brings Layer Color Tags, Filtering and Search, Much More

The Pixelmator Team today released Pixelmator Pro 1.3 Prism, a major update to the award-winning Mac image editor designed to make powerful professional tools accessible to everyday users. The update introduces a range of great new features – such as layer color tags, filtering and search, clipping masks, and quick opacity and blending controls – that make creating advanced illustrations and designs easier than ever before.

 

Pixelmator Pro 1.3 Prism Update Brings Layer Color Tags, Filtering and Search, Much More

 

Thanks to a number of brand new layer organization features, Pixelmator Pro is now even better suited to creating complex designs and intricate, multi-layered illustrations and artworks. Color tags give users more flexibility to organize designs by tagging important or related layers. Layer filtering makes it possible to temporarily filter out layers from the layer list according to layer type or color tag. And the new search feature gives users an instant way to find any object, even in the most layer-rich compositions.

 

This update also brings clipping masks, allowing users to clip the contents of one layer to the outline of another. This is an essential tool for many digital artists and designers, and makes it possible to create perfect masks using existing objects in a design. What’s more, in Pixelmator Pro, clipping masks can be created from any layer at all – whether it’s an image, some text, a layer group, or even a nested shape, allowing unrivaled levels of flexibility.

 

Pixelmator Pro 1.3 Prism, the third major Pixelmator Pro update since the app was released just over a year ago, includes a range of additional improvements, such as a more nondestructive editing workflow and improved support for exporting Photoshop documents, as well as other fixes to keep the app running smoothly.

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Output Factory for InDesign Now Offers Support for Conditional Text Variables

Zevrix Solutions has released Output Factory 2.3.15, a maintenance update to company’s output automation tool for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 5 stars by InDesign Magazine, Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of publishers, printers, prepress houses, and ad agencies worldwide. The software helps eliminate repetitive tasks and costly errors through batch processing with time-saving output options.

 

Output Factory for InDesign Now Offers Support for Conditional Text Variables

 

The new version lets users harness the power of InDesign conditional text variables by inserting conditional text directly into the output file names. Conditional text allows users to show and hide bits of text to output various versions from the same InDesign document. The update also adds integration of the SoftwareKey licensing system which simplifies the software activation process and enables users to easily manage their licenses in a personal online license portal.

 

Output Factory supports printing as well as exporting to PDF, PostScript, EPS, Flash, IDML, EPUB and several image formats.

 

It offers the following key features:

* Batch output of InDesign files
* Export every n pages as a single PDF file
* Output files to multiple formats with one click
* Variable output file names
* Create PDF security presets
* Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
* Eliminate errors with automatic preflight

Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for $169.95 USD (Lite version $119.95), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for the users of Output Factory 2.x, and $84.97 to upgrade from Output Factory 1.x and BatchOutput. Output Factory requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2019.

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