updated 12:00 pm EST, Wed November 13, 2013
Best Buy, Walmart to offer Apple product promotions
Black Friday, a major US shopping event, offers consumers major sale prices to kick off the Christmas holiday gift buying season. Several retailers that offer Apple products -- such as Walmart and Best Buy -- have begun advertising upcoming deals for iPhones, iPads and MacBook Pros. Best Buy is currently advertising up-front discounts, such as $200 off 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, whereas Walmart is offering gift cards in varying amounts with the purchase of an iPhone, iPad mini and more. Black Friday begins the day after American Thanksgiving, on November 29 this year.
DEVONtechnologies update EasyFind, ThumbsUp, and XMenu
DEVONtechnologies has released maintenance updates for three of its popular free apps -- EasyFind, ThumbsUp, and XMenu. EasyFind enables users to find files and folders by name or content using advanced Boolean operators, and now (in 4.9.2) comes with Russian and Dutch localizations.
ThumbsUp, an image converter that creates scaled images or thumbnails from dropped images, has Gatekeeper and 64-bit support added in version 4.5.1, improving overall compatibility. XMenu allows users to add customizable menus to the menu bar that provides access to whatever program or file is desired. Its update (version 1.9.6) adapts menu handling to OS X 10.9 Mavericks and supports Xcode 4 or later. All of the updated software is free, and available for download from DEVONtechnologies' website.