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Glub Tech has released Secure FTP Wrapper 2.0, a server-side component that makes a standard FTP server a secure FTP server. It now encrypts the data channel via SSL protocols as well as the command channel (username/password). The $250 Java application is available as a 30-day demo.
Sveinbjorn Thordarson has released MacRPM 1.3, a utility for extracting files from RedHat Package Manager packages.
Picture Browser 3.1 offers many standard picture viewer functions on both Mac OS 8/9 and OS X as well as slide show functions. The download also includes Movie PlayList 1.0, which creates playlists for movie files, support all QuickTime-compatible files.
Handspring has dropped the price of its Visor Pro to $230 ($20 reduction) and its Visor Neo to $170 ($30 reduction). The Visor Pro has 16MB of memory and a rechargeable lithium ion battery, while Visor Neo is Handspring\'s entry-level, high-performance Visor and comes in three colors: smoke, blue and red.
Script Software has posted CopyPaste-X 1.1, an update to its $20 shareware clipboard enhancement utilty that provides multiple clipboards (and other enhancements). Version 1.1 offers resizable palettes, picture previews in each palette, multiple clip sets, default tab widths in the clipboard editor, and new text insertion commands.
Reindeer Games has created a Free 7x7 Custom Filter Plug-in (replacing the 5x5 filter that ships with Photoshop) for creating custom filters in both 8-bits and 16-bits per channel images.† It with larger filters, real numbers (floating point), preserves colors, reads/writes TEXT files, and can autoscale results.
\"SETI control\" is a REALbasic application which allows you to control the Darwin (Unix) version of SETI@home in OS X. It claims to run faster than the OS X screensaver version and includes a document \"SETI control desc.rtf\" which describes how to download and install the Darwin version of setiathome.
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Apple Music in Taiwan, now up to 113 countries
Apple Music has now added its 113th country, Taiwan, to its expanding list of areas where it offers its paid subscription service. The price in the country will start at NT$150 (about $4.50 US) for an individual subscription, and that now includes (as it does in the rest of the world) the formerly free-but-ad-supported iTunes Radio feature, which as in other countries will be customized somewhat to offer channels of locally-popular music styles. Apple Music is now available in 16 countries and regions -- including China, India, Russia, and Japan -- where Spotify has not yet arrived.
Invisible wall mount for iPad Pro, mini
Computing hardware mounting company Wall-Smart has announced the availability the new "invisible" wall mount, with models for the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 -- all with no bezel. The invisible mount includes ¬≠Power Over Ethernet to USB, which allows charging while in-wall, and is available for both drywall and solid surfaces such as solid wood panels or partition walls. Prices vary widely by iPad model, and required mounting hardware. http://bit.ly/1SE5jCO
Kingston buys IronKey secure USB tech
Kingston Digital today announced it has acquired the USB technology and assets of IronKey from Imation. In addition to Kingston's acquisition, encryption services leader DataLocker has purchased the IronKey Enterprise Management Services platform which provides centralized management to encrypted USB drives. Kingston and DataLocker claim that there will be no interruption in service provided, or available products as a result of the consolidations. http://bit.ly/1QQk9SZ
View-Master VR device in Apple Store
Apple has started to sell a Google Cardboard-style VR headset modeled on a classic Mattel toy. Initially launched early last year, the View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack for $30 is designed to use an iPhone as a display, with a Preview Reel and lever system mimicking the toy's switching between images to take users between different VR apps and scenes. http://bit.ly/1RhJW8y
Apple brings iTunes Movie Trailers app to Canada
After five years, Apple has expanded its iTunes Movie Trailers app for iOS to Canada. As of Saturday, the free app allows movie buffs to see HD movie trailers for new studio and independent features, and explore some other movie-related extras such as photos, behind-the-scenes footage, or clips from upcoming films. Users can save trailers for quick access, read reviews from RottenTomatoes.com within the app, use AirPlay to send them to an Apple TV, share trailers, and peruse the top movie charts. http://apple.co/1UUKtwr
Apple expands CloudKit API, provides web interface
On Friday, Apple notified developers that it was expanding a feature of CloudKit to allow for server-to-server web service requests. "In addition to providing a web interface for users to access the same data as your app, you can now easily read and write to the CloudKit public database from a server-side process or script with a server-to-server key," Apple said in its announcement. Previously, interaction with the CloudKit public database was limited to apps and web only. http://apple.co/20h1RwP
Remote S for Tesla Apple Watch app drives car out
Developer Allen Wong has created the Remote S for Tesla app, which can be used to remotely activate the Model S electric car via an Apple Watch, and drive it a short distance. Aside from providing data about the car and some basic function controls, the unofficial app uses the manufacturer's Summon command to allow the car to turn on, exit the garage, and park near to the user's location. The app is available to purchase from the App Store for $10. http://apple.co/1PprF4t