Facebook 6.3 to include authenticity verification
Facebook's app for iOS received an update yesterday, with its release of version 6.3. The updated edition of the social media platform allows users to receive notifications when friends like and comment on their posts, share updates, photos and videos, and access all the other features that are found on Facebook.com. A small blue check has also been implemented to help verify the authenticity of celebrity, public figure, and brand profiles. Other additions to version 6.3 include bug fixes and improvements to places editing to fix categories, phone numbers and other info on iPad.
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Movea has unveiled a new app that can turn an iPhone 4 into an air mouse for presentations and HTPC use. The Air Mouse app ($2, App Store) works with MotionTools software, which allows users to customize, activate, and control desktop applications. The app allows for scrolling, panning, and zooming, as well as for pen drawing, image stamps, and highlighting.
New database engine keeps files in original format
DEVONtechnologies has released updates to its information manager and note-taking software, launching DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.0. DEVONthink manages documents, messages, notes and bookmarks, while allowing users to annotate PDFs and cross-references documents to track relationships between them. DEVONnote can be used to write notes in plain or rich text and clip data from documents and web pages. It provides options for searching or finding similar items, while integrating a web browser within the interface.
DEVONthink public beta 3
DEVONtechnologies has released its third public beta of DEVONthink 2.0 and DEVONnote 2.0. Both applications feature additional searching capabilities, including an OPT operator that enables users to expand searches with words that are preferred but not required. The beta also offers improved Adium Chatlog import and increased compatibility with del.icio.us feeds. All custom icons for databases are now displayed in the sidebar and users can also view PDF page counts.
Vue 3D contest
In brief: We have posted the second part of our review of Steinberg Sequel, the Vue 3D Environment Competition 2008 has been announced, fmDataGuard has announced its "First Anniverary Sale," and there is a newly announced DEVONthink 2.0 upgrade grace period ... We have posted the second part of our review of Steinberg Sequel. The tool allows you to record using a MIDI controller or through an external microphone, which is very similar to GarageBand. We recorded live audio from a microphone and it worked well. The intuitive design worked as we thought it would. Cutting and arranging segments of recorded material is also similar to GarageBand. You can move segments freely or snap them to a metronomic grid.
DEVON OS enhancements
DEVONtechnologies has released updates for several of its applications, concentrating on features of Mac OS X. DEVONthink 1.9.12, Pro/Pro Office 1.5, and DEVONnote 1.9.12 now include native support for Spotlight, as a result of metadata caches that allow the tool to probe for documents stored inside databases. Inclusion of Spotlight also has the secondary benefit of allowing search through multiple databases simultaneously, for the first time in any DEVON product.
Leopard updates for DEVON
DEVONtechnologies has released updates for a variety of its applications, in all cases focusing on making the programs current with Mac OS X Leopard. DEVONnote, and the DEVONthink Pro, Pro Office and Personal suites, for instance, have been fixed to address changes to the launch version of Leopard; they can now properly read Office 2007 and OpenDocument files, and accept e-mails dragged in from Mail. The new Find indicator is spread throughout the apps, and standard PDF options appear in the contextual menus of PDFs loaded from the web. Non-Leopard updates include an improved ad-blocking filter and two new plain text types, as well as CanoScan Toolbox support for DEVONthink Pro Office.