Privacy app adds 'Burn' button to temporary lines
An app that allows users to keep their phone number private has been released for iOS. Burner, [$2, App Store] for iPhone allocates a temporary number for the handset, replacing the cellphone's own for outbound calls and texts. The function protects the user from unwanted phone calls in the future from people they have contacted, in what Ad Hoc Labs calls a "privacy layer for your phone."
DVD burner supports LightScribe, 8x burn
LaCie has introduced its latest computer accessory, a portable DVD burner designed by Sam Hecht. The device is USB powered, eliminating the need for an AC adapter. A variety of DVD and CD formats are supported, with DVD burn speeds up to 8x and CD burn speeds up to 24x. The drive weighs under a pound and measures less than an inch tall.
ShotPut Pro v2.0 released
Imagine Products has partnered with Primera, integrating the Bravo-Series Disc Publisher into its new version of ShotPut Pro. The application is used to copy files from a video card to a burn folder where Primera's disc publisher can then be used to burn the file to a Blu-ray disc. The burned discs are printed with smudge-proof ink directly onto the disk and includes file information taken from the video card's metadata. The application is also used for custom disc label printing.
LaCie doubles drive speed
LaCie on Tuesday unveiled a new Blu-ray disc burner, capable of writing to single-layer media at 4x speeds across Firewire or USB 2.0. The drive retains LaCie's durable d2 aluminum casing and boasts whisper quiet operation while burning 25GB and 50GB BD-R and BD-RE media, in addition to all common CD and DVD formats. LaCie is offering the dual-interface Blu-ray burner for $650, available from LaCie directly and authorized retailers.
OWC low cost Superdrives
Other World Computing on Thursday unveiled low-cost Superdrives for almost any Mac released within the last decade, offering 48x CD burning and LightScribe labeling technology. OWC claims the drives are quiet, and do not require any extra software to be installed with the drive. Users can also write to dual-layer DVDs at up to 12x speeds, while single-layer discs can write at up to 20x. OWC is selling the Superdrives starting from $35.