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Monkeybread adds quartz filters to Combine PDFs 5.0

03/16, 6:00pm

Version 5.0 improves drag and drop performance

Monkeybread has announced Combine PDFs 5.0, updating its PDF merge/split software for the Mac. Combine PDFs allows users to merge PDF files and images into a single PDF file. Using drag and drop, several PDF files can be dropped on the program icon. A window appears allowing the user to change the order in which the files are joined. Users can split a PDF file or create a new PDF file with interleaved pages from two different PDF files. Combine PDFs uses simple, 40-bit encrypted passwords for their PDF files. With the password applied, users can choose whether anyone can view the PDF directly or even print or copy content. Combine PDFs also features stronger, 128-bit encryption as an option.

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Apple hires Quartz Composer developer

02/12, 11:00am

Company looking expand on app visuals?

Apple has hired a noted Quartz Composer developer, a report says. Christopher Wright is formerly of Kineme Interactive Media, and has been responsible for creating a variety of apps and plug-ins based on Composer, as well as consulting on the topic. Quartz Compositions are used throughout Mac OS X; these form the basis of visualizations in iTunes, transitions in iMovie, and special effects applied in apps like Photo Booth. A WebKit plug-in inserts Compositions into webpages and Dashboard widgets.

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