Posts tagged ‘macOS’

Hazel 4.1 for macOS Now Available

Noodlesoft is proud to announce the availability of Hazel 4.1 for Mac OS X. Hazel 4.1 adds numerous features, improvements and fixes. Hazel 4.1 features “smart” date matching, allowing users to match dates without having to specify any formats or patterns. This version also boasts a new user guide to help users to take advantage of Hazel’s features.

Previewing rules is now enhanced with detachable popovers and highlighting of text matches. Other features include default values for empty attributes, a new “capture date” attribute, the ability to match a file based on others in the same folder, and more. This release also contains numerous fixes to performance and stability.

 

About Hazel:
Hazel is a housekeeper for your folders and files. Using Hazel’s powerful rule engine, you can easily create workflows that keep your files organized automatically. Hazel also features options for managing your Trash and includes an intuitive application uninstaller.

 

Hazel 4 is available for download now and features a 14 day free trial. Hazel has a retail price of $32 (USD) and can be purchased from Noodlesoft. Version 4.1 is a free update for registered 4.0 users. Users with licenses for version 3 or earlier can upgrade for $10.

Tray Player Lite – Tiny Player, Big Tunes for macOS

Neonway, a software development company, today is pleased to announce the release of Tray Player Lite 1.7, the company’s new free music player for OS X. Tray Player Lite allows users to play audio files on their computer. Tray Player Lite quickly sorts through the files that users Drag & Drop into the app, and plays only the files that contain audio.

 

Tray Player Lite:
* Supports multiple audio formats, such as MP3, M4A, WAV, AIFF, CAF, MP4, MP2, MP1, AAC, AU, M4R, TS, MOV, QT, MPG, 3G2, VOB
* Displays the name of the track currently playing
* Allows users to skip to the exact spot in a track
* Has 3 play modes: in order, loop and shuffle
* Offers space for up to 10 tracks
* Easy to use, with controls resembling those of a hand-held MP3 player
* Has 3 Drag & Drop locations: the app window, the app icon in the status menu, and the app icon in the dock

 

Tray Player Lite 1.7 is Free and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Music category.

Camera Guard Blocks Hackers from the Webcam and Microphone on Your Mac

ProtectStar Inc. today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availabilty of Camera Guard Professional 2017, the company’s new safety software solution for macOS. Camera Guard Professional ensures that no hacker, spy or malware can observe you or listen in on you. With just one single click, not only the camera, but also the microphone will be completely protected.

 

The app brings back privacy at the work place and in the children’s room at home with a single click. It is an uncompromising, unprecedented solution, specifically protecting the webcam and microphone of iMacs and MacBooks.

 

When Camera Guard is installed, a single click is enough in order to secure the camera and microphone. This safety tool from then on reports all applications and processes that try to gain access to the camera and microphone. The user then decides if they wish to allow access to the eyes and ears of the Mac Computer. Or alternatively, not allow access. All accesses and warnings are protocolled in a log file.

 

The personal settings of the Camera Guard are also protected by a PIN number which is equipped with special hacker protection in order to prevent the software itself from being manipulated.

 

At the core of Camera Guard is the intelligent Deep Detective. This detective not only recognizes well known malware (for example the Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor, which specifically takes over the control of the integrated webcam), it also identifies attacks of previously unknown malware. Just like an alarm system or personal firewall, all attacks from hackers, spies and trojans are detected and blocked using heuristic methods. At the same time the software uses minimal system resources.

 

Camera Guard Professional 2017 offers protection of the microphone, the Deep Detective, protection against well-known and unknown access attempts, a protocol in a log file, password protection and a 24/7 support via email. The pro-version costs just $29.90 (USD). There is also a free version of Camera Guard available that offers protection of the webcam and safety information over accesses.

Data Shredder for iOS Securely Deletes Data from Your iPhone and iPad

ProtectStar today is proud to announce the new update of Data Shredder for iOS 2017 – formerly iShredder – their data shredding utility that easily erases and wipes data on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Anyone can simply connect their iOS device to their Mac or Windows computer, and efficiently erase and overwrite all data from the iOS device.

 

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 uses data shredding techniques that go beyond international standards set by state and military organizations for secure data deletion. Data Shredder’s data erasing algorithms have been analyzed by government authorities and independent security organizations to ensure the app does exactly as advertised, destroy all personal data on the device beyond any hope of recovery.

 

“When a user deletes personal files such as photos from their device, they may think they’re gone for good. The truth is, they can be recovered using any one of a number of utilities for macOS or Windows. Those files aren’t really gone until that storage space is overwritten using secure deletion algorithms,” says Chris Bohn, CEO of ProtectStar. “However, in just three simple steps, Data Shredder for iOS can securely erase the free space using patented security standards, making it impossible to recover any deleted data.”

 

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 is available in two versions, the Professional Edition offers 11 different data shredding methods, completely wiping all free space and overwriting the storage area, to completely shred all of the stored data. Data Shredder Military Edition offers 18 erasing algorithms in total, while also offering an integrated secure file explorer.

 

Data Shredder for iOS Professional Edition include:
* Compatibility with all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models
* Compatible with all iOS versions
* Securely erases the free space
* Completely wipes all data on the device
* Includes new ProtectStar(TM) Advanced Secure Deletion Algorithm (2017)
* Includes 1 year of technical support and free upgrades
* 24/7 support via e-Mail

 

Data Shredder Military Edition Includes the above features, plus:
* Offers the ability to wipe data from Apple TV units
* Additional military level deletion algorithms
* Includes new ProtectStar(TM) Advanced Secure Deletion Algorithm (2017)
* An integrated secure file explorer

 

Data Shredder for iOS Professional edition uses certified deletion algorithms, including: DoD 5220.22-M ECE, Peter Gutmann, DoD 5220.22-M, HMG Infosec No.5, US Army AR380-19 and more. The Data Shredder for iOS Military Edition uses those same shredding algorithms, plus makes use of enhanced military deletion methods like NATO standard, US Navy NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM & RLL), USAF AFSSI-5020 and Canadian CSEC ITSG-06.

 

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 Professional Edition is just $29.90 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available through the ProtectStar website. Data Shredder for iOS 2017 Military Edition is just $49.90 USD.

Identify the Critical Factors and Interactions in Your Model with Ockham 2.0

KnowledgeMiner Software today is pleased to announce Ockham 2.0 for Mac OS X, its innovative app for performing rigorous sensitivity analyses for a high number of model parameters. Ockham is based on self-organizing analysis concepts, and it is designed to be a valuable tool in academic research and for industry practitioners across a wide spectrum of disciplines including but not limited to environmental engineers, pharmaceutical scientists, oil and gas reservoir simulation engineers, government agencies and local authorities.

Ockham is a novel and easy to use tool, which reads data representing a mathematical model in an open Excel worksheet to perform a global sensitivity analysis of the model. Ockham’s new and original approach to global sensitivity analysis considers both single parameters and interactions between model parameters as a more complete, more accurate, and safer assessment of uncertainty than ‘one-factor-at-a-time’ approaches used in other commercial software.

 

Feature Highlights:
* High degree of automation by implementation of original self-organizing modelling concepts proven in other products of the company for many years
* Based on the theory of variance-based global sensitivity analysis (Sobol indices)
* Determines the influence of not only single parameters but also their interactions
* Simple, one-click communication with Excel to read data and to report analysis results back to Excel or other apps

 

“Sensitivity analysis is a crucially important tool for assessing and validating complex models,” commented Dr Romain Lambert of Imperial College London and author of the method implemented by KnowledgeMiner Software. “Ockham allows without special knowledge in sensitivity analysis to identify most important drivers of models most objectively and easily from a small set of observational data. I invite everyone interested in Ockham to download our free Demo version.”

 

Ockham 2.0 starts at $15 (USD), and it is available worldwide exclusively through the KnowledgeMiner Software website. A free Demo version is available for download.

Output Factory for InDesign 1.6: Offering Reprinting of Previously Processed Files

Zevrix Solutions today is proud to announce the release of Output Factory 1.6, a feature update to its output automation plug-in for Adobe InDesign. The software solves the problem of easily printing and exporting multiple InDesign files while ensuring error-free output through automated preflighting.. With Output Factory, printers, ad agencies and publishing houses worldwide can streamline and simplify their printing workflow and easily repurpose InDesign files for the web and mobile devices.

 

The new version adds the ability to easily reprint previously processed files, or export them to PDF, EPS, HTML, EPUB and other formats. Users now can select the desired InDesign files in the app’s history and add them to the current queue with just a click of a button. The update also introduces the history file counter and fixes some window behavior anomalies on macOS Sierra.

 

“Output Factory has been the single biggest time-saver I’ve encountered in years of print production,” says Mike Agate, Production Manager of Which?, Europe’s largest consumer rights organization. “With the reduction in head count and efficiency savings, it must have paid for itself 500 times over.”

 

Under the Output Factory workflow users only need to select InDesign files, adjust output settings, and the software will do the rest automatically. Built-in preflighting ensures that no output errors will be left unnoticed. The program supports all popular output formats and offers the following key features:

 

* Batch output of InDesign files
* Supports print, PDF, PostScript, EPS, TIFF, HTML and other formats
* Export as single pages
* Layer versioning: export layer combinations as single files
* Variable output file names
* Output to several formats at once
* Automatic preflight

 

Output Factory 1.6 can be purchased from Zevrix website for $169.95 USD (Light version $120, Server $700), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput users can upgrade to Output Factory for $85. Output Factory requires macOS 10.7-10.12 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2017.

GeekSuit LLC Announces an Update to Its MacDeveloper Beta Testing Portal

GeekSuit LLC has announced the launch of a massive update to their popular networking and beta testing resource for Apple enthusiasts, MacDeveloper. The portal is designed to help both large companies and independent software developers improve their products by offering a comprehensive platform to have the apps tested by a knowledgeable Beta Pool of Mac enthusiasts.

 

GeekSuit LLC Announces an Update to Its MacDeveloper Beta Testing Portal

 

MacDeveloper is a free, opt-in service for Apple enthusiasts who love what the Mac community offers. It is squarely aimed at providing Apple users around the globe a place to connect, build a strong sense of community. The platform also serves as an excellent compliment to bundled software avenues. Testers can register to try out the latest software releases and receive coupons for free software, or purchase software at huge discounts.

 

MacDeveloper for Testers:
* Register and Test software absolutely free
* Testers may choose only the Software Categories that interest them
* Earn Points for Testing your favorite Software
* Use points to purchase software for Free
* Use points to purchase software for huge discounts
* Earn valuable Star Ratings for being a Quality Tester

 

Ray Barber, CEO of GeekSuit, LLC told MacOSX news the reasoning behind the well designed testing portal. “For Mac users, the software buying experience is an event unto itself. We want to further that experience by offering the ultimate testing network, geared towards helping developers get their software properly tested, while at the same time giving back to the community who supports them. The challenge was to build in a firewall mechanism that allowed both parties to effortlessly interact with each other, including a great ticketing system, forum, suggestions and more, while at the same time with virtually zero spam.”

 

MacDeveloper works to connect willing, responsive, and responsible beta testers with software developers. This allows every developer to have access to the state-of-the-art tools necessary to manage every aspect of their organization’s testing activities. Developers no longer have to burn valuable time searching for testers, as MacDeveloper takes care of that for them. This frees developers up to do what they do best, create software and take care of their customers.

 

The recent update to MacDeveloper offers an all-new interface, a mobile friendly design, and a number of new features suggested by its users. Project Channels now offer a forum (devForum) that is created on-the-fly to help Developers better engage with Subscribed Testers.

 

MacDeveloper for Developers Service Highlights:
* Create Project Channels for only $12.50 (USD) a month
* Project Channels are billed only as long as they are running
* Developers may run their beta cycle as long as they wish
* Upload as many binaries to Project Channels as necessary
* Search the Beta Pool for Quality Testers
* Developers may invite new Testers outside of the platform
* Find Beta Testers who genuinely have a desire to test
* Developers may leverage their own cart or third party system for licensing
* Developers use Coupons for Testers to purchase their Applications for free or at a discount
* Excellent platform for Customer Building

 

The redesigned MacDeveloper portal is available right now, and to celebrate the launch, developers will be given 4 credits which can be assigned to any single Project Channel, or spread across as many new Project Channels as they wish. (That is four (4) months of free testing.) Projects that run past a given grace period will be charged $12.50 (USD) fee for as long as the Project is live. For more information, visit the MacDeveloper website.

PhotoStory 1.0.1 Offers Image to Video Transformation for macOS

einstein’s legacy v2.0, LLC introduces PhotoStory 1.0.1 for macOS, an image-to-video transformation application. PhotoStory turns a collection of images into a high-quality digital movie for use in promotion, storytelling and creating time-lapsed applications. The app features modern codecs, variable speed playback and a simple WYSIWYG user interface. PhotoStory 1.0.1 includes the following key features:

PhotoStory 1.0.1 Offers Image to Video Transformation for macOS

* Easy Organization – Drag’n’drop images into the desired order for output or sort the collection according to name or date
* Adjustable Speed – Set the playback rate by hand or choose from almost 20 frame-rate-based preset options
* Appearance – Control the background color and placement of images within the frame of the output movie
* Modern Codecs – Create new movies in a variety of formats for a range of devices and playback situations
* Sharing – Share your output movie using Vimeo, Facebook and other popular internet services

 

“PhotoStory was born out of our own need for a simple product that could transform a collection of images into a movie clip,” says Douglas A. Welton, einstein’s legacy Chief Product Officer. “We’ve kept the application simple. Adding only those features that help video content creators be most productive. This isn’t a heavyweight application like Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere. PhotoStory opens quickly and allows users to get their task done so they can get to the next step in their workflow.”

 

PhotoStory 1.0.1 is available for $9.99, and is available through the Mac App Store in the Video category.