updated 01:04 am EDT, Fri August 8, 2014
Macphun updates UI, image processing engine, adds effects
Image software maker Macphun has updated its FX Photo Studio for iPhone to version 6.0, revising its effects categories, improving the image-processing engine and updating the look of the app to a more modern UI design. The app, which has been downloaded more than 1.2 million times since the beginning of 2014, allows users to stack effects as well as adjust portions of the image using a Mask tool. It carries a complete selection of over 200 effects and filters -- combinations of which can be saved as presets -- alongside standard camera app editing tools. To celebrate, the app will be on sale until Monday for just $1, one-third of its normal $3 price.
Godus game appears for iOS devices
A new offering from gaming guru Peter Molyneux has appeared for iOS devices, the world-building game Godus, where players actually play a divine entity in control of an entire world and help the population to progress. Players can be a helpful or vindictive Supreme Being as desired, meting out punishment or rewards as warranted. The game is free, and in version two the release notes simply say that "much has happened in the Godus universe" and that "the world, its inhabitants and your powers have all evolved" in the latest, "far superior" version.
Flux 5.0 webpage builder arrives on Mac App Store
The Escapers have released a major update to the company's advanced website builder, Flux, now called Flux V in honor of its achieving version 5.0. The program allows web designers to work visually, or with hand-coding, or with a mix of both techniques. The new release has dozens of new features, including an all-new user interface, designed to complement Mavericks. It also features a new Site Manager with integrated FTP support, a new fully-integrated Text Editor, Media popups, a contextual toolbar for changing properties, much-improved Google Font support, an improved snippet library and many more changes.
The program says the new version now requires either OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later, and is said to be compatible with the Yosemite (OS X 10.10) Public Beta. The Mac App Store, interestingly, says the program supports OS X 10.6.6 or higher, but this could be an unchanged requirement from the previous version. The company says users should have at least 4GB of RAM as well, with more being better. It has discontinued all support of PowerPC machines.