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Aquafadas has released a new version of PulpFx Abstract, a collection of generators for animated slideshows in Final Cut Pro, Motion, Final Cut Express and After Effects. The v1.1 update features two all-new generators, Small Moves and Sphere, along with added options for editing titles and managing the order of images. Also included is the ability to choose between several transitions with the Light Slice and Static Pulse generators. A trial version of the software can be downloaded from Aquafadas' website; a full license costs $49.
Some significant changes are coming to the next iLife suite, a "well-informed" source claims. The software is first of all said to be going 64-bit, potentially providing significant performance boosts within Snow Leopard. Allegedly being dropped as a default app is iDVD, Apple's disc-authoring tool, which as been available for Macs since 2001. While it should still be an option, people will have to download it, the source says.
Aspyr has expanded its GameAgent digital download store to residents of the United Kingdom and mainland Europe. The move marks the first time that Aspyr's catalog of Mac titles have been available outside of North America. Europeans looking for boxed games, meanwhile, can expect to see those become available later this summer. In celebration of various announcements, Aspyr and GameAgent customers can take advantage of a 15 percent discount on any product until July 28th; the company has also announced the launch of its own customer support forums, allowing users to communicate with each other on a variety of topics.
The Open World Forum is currently looking for people to showcase open-source products at this year's Demo Cup, which will be a part of the Open Innovation Awards. Twelve companies, selected from written applications, will be nominated and asked to give eight-minute presentations of their work to both an audience and a jury of experts. Submissions should arrive before July 15th, and consist of a 5- to 10-page executive summary and an initial draft of the storyboard for the demo presentation. Finalists will be selected by July 31st, with a main event set to take place October 1st in Paris, France.
AKVIS has posted updates for five of its photo editing applications, which include Enhancer 11.5, Noise Buster 7.5, Coloriage 7.5, ArtSuite 6.5 and Magnifier 3.5. The patches address a variety of bugs and add full 64-bit support, thereby improving compatibility with Photoshop CS4 and CS5. The tools let users enhance detail, reduce noise, modify colors, resize images and apply artistic effects. Upgrades are free for registered users; new customers can buy the titles as standalone apps or as plug-ins for Photoshop/Photoshop Elements.
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One of Europe's largest mobile Wi-Fi providers, The Cloud, has announced that it is launching a free application for all O2 iPhone users. The new application, FastConnect, provides users with access to all of The Cloud's 22,000 wireless access points around Europe, including all paid-for access hotspots. The software includes a built-in hotspot locator that can automatically connect to a hotspot when in range. Also included is a searchable directory that allows users to locate hotspots across Europe and view directions on a map.
A public beta of FotoMagico 3.2, a tool for creating slideshows with photos and music, has been released by Boinx Software. With the new release of FotoMagico users are able to animate stills in Apple Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Adobe After Effects. This new support has been made possible through the use of a new QuartzComposer plugin and the latest FxPack from Noise Industries. In addition, screensavers created with the new release are now 64-bit compatible, support for the FotoMagico Remote for iPhone has been added to FotoMagico Home, and several other small issues have been updated. The beta is available for download from the companies website and the final version will be a free update to current 3.x license owners. FotoMagico 3.2 Home can be purchased for $29, while FotoMagico 3.2 Pro, which includes PhotoPresenter 4 is available for $149.
BKTools recently announced the launch of its first Macintosh software product, Strainer. The new application has been designed to help users quickly rename groups of files. Users can define a set of rules that determines which characters to remove or replace in a filename and then drag a group of files to be modified. Each filename will be edited based on the users preferences and if users are not happy with the outcome they can choose to undo the changes. A free demo of the software is available or a full license can be purchased for $14.
iWebThemesPark on Wednesday released a package with ten new themes, along with a free theme, for Apple's iWeb software. Each of the themes provides eight fully-customizable templates including Welcome, About Me, Photos, My Albums, Movie, Blog, Podcast and Blank.
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Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit
Apple supplier Cirrus Logic has introduced a MFi-compliant new development kit for companies interested in using Cirrus' chips to create Lightning-based headphones, which -- regardless of whether rumors about Apple dropping the analog headphone jack in its iPhone this fall -- can offer advantages to music-loving iOS device users. The kit mentions some of the advantages of an all-digital headset or headphone connector, including higher-bitrate support, a more customizable experience, and support for power and data transfer into headphone hardware. Several companies already make Lightning headphones, and Apple has supported the concept since June 2014. http://bit.ly/29giiZj
Apple Store app offers Procreate Pocket
The Apple Store app for iPhone, which periodically rewards users with free app gifts, is now offering the iPhone "Pocket" version of drawing app Procreate for those who have the free Apple Store app until July 28. Users who have redeemed the offer by navigating to the "Stores" tab of the app and swiping past the "iPhone Upgrade Program" banner to the "Procreate" banner have noted that only the limited Pocket (iPhone) version of the app is available free, even if the Apple Store app is installed and the offer redeemed on an iPad. The Pocket version currently sells for $3 on the iOS App Store. [32.4MB]
Porsche adds CarPlay to 2017 Panamera
Porsche has added a fifth model of vehicle to its CarPlay-supported lineup, announcing that the 2017 Panamera -- which will arrive in the US in January -- will include Apple's infotainment technology, and be seen on a giant 12.3-inch touchscreen as part of an all-new Porsche Communication Management system. The luxury sedan starts at $99,900 for the 4S model, and scales up to the Panamera Turbo, which sells for $146,900. Other vehicles that currently support CarPlay include the 2016 911 and the 2017 models of Macan, 718 Boxster, and 718 Cayman. The company did not mention support for Google's corresponding Android Auto in its announcement. http://bit.ly/295ZQ94
Apple employees testing wheelchair features
New features included in the forthcoming watchOS 3 are being tested by Apple retail store employees, including a new activity-tracking feature that has been designed with wheelchair users in mind. The move is slightly unusual in that, while retail employees have previously been used to test pre-release versions of OS X and iOS, this marks the first time they've been included in the otherwise developer-only watchOS betas. The company is said to have gone to great lengths to modify the activity tracker for wheelchair users, including changing the "time to stand" notification to "time to roll" and including two wheelchair-centric workout apps. http://bit.ly/2955JDa
SanDisk reveals two 256GB microSDXC cards
SanDisk has introduced two 256GB microSDXC cards. Arriving in August for $150, the Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition card offers transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s for reading data. The Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card can read at a fast 100MB/s and write at up to 90MB/s, and will be shipping sometime in the fourth quarter for $200. http://bit.ly/294Q1If
Apple's third-quarter results due July 26
Apple has advised it will be issuing its third-quarter results on July 26, with a conference call to answer investor and analyst queries about the earnings set to take place later that day. The stream of the call will go live at 2pm PT (5pm ET) via Apple's investor site, with the results themselves expected to be released roughly 30 minutes before the call commences. Apple's guidance for the quarter put revenue at between $41 billion and $43 billion. http://apple.co/1oi1Pbm
Twitter stickers slowly roll out to users
Twitter has introduced "stickers," allowing users to add extra graphical elements to their photos before uploading them to the micro-blogging service. A library of hundreds of accessories, props, and emoji will be available to use as stickers, which can be resized, rotated, and placed anywhere on the photograph. Images with stickers will also become searchable with viewers able to select a sticker to see how others use the same graphic in their own posts. Twitter advises stickers will be rolling out to users over the next few weeks, and will work on both the mobile apps and through the browser. http://bit.ly/29bbwUE