updated 10:20 am EDT, Mon October 29, 2007
MacKiev Leopard updates
Software MacKiev has released free Leopard compatibility updates for Kid Pix Deluxe 3X for Intel Macs, The Print Shop for Mac 2.0, and World Book Multimedia Encyclopedia. The updates also add support for Apple's iLife '08 application suite, and include numerous other enhancements, according to the company. All three updates for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard are available as free downloads to registered users. New licenses are available for 2007 World Book ($50), The Print Shop 2.0 ($70), Kid Pix Deluxe 3X ($40), and 3D Weather Globe & Atlas ($40). Educational discounts are also available to customers purchasing six or more copies.
Kid Pix Deluxe 3X is a bitmap drawing program designed for children with support for creating slide shows and animations. The software integrates with Apple's video iPod, imports music from GarageBand, and works with iLife to export movies as well as photos.
The Print Shop for Mac 2.0 is a simple desktop publishing tool providing layout tools, thousands of included images, photo editing capabilities, and various project types. The software integrates with iLife, and enables users to create a custom "CD factory" with label-free printing.
World Book Multimedia Encyclopedia is a multimedia-oriented edition of the World Book Encyclopedia, offering a trivia challenge alongside iPod compatibility for users looking to access World Book on-the-go. The software's multimedia coordinates sights and sounds with World Book's music and photo collections, and updates the content with thousands of new articles and photographs.
"It is our tradition to make free updates available for our software titles whenever Apple makes new operating systems available," said Jack Minsky, president of Software MacKiev. "So now that Leopard is here, it should be no surprise to our customers that Software MacKiev has prepared free updates so that they can enjoy the latest and best user experience that the Mac has to offer."