VLC Streamer, winner of the Chip.de best entertainment app 2011 can now be controlled with user configurable gestures. VLC Streamer streams movies directly to your iDevice from your computer. Responding to users, Hobbyist Software has updated this bestselling app so you choose the gestures you use to control it. Use a swipe or a tap to skip backwards and forwards, playback and control speed and volume. No need to bring up the controls – though you can do that with a gesture too, if you want!
Starmap today announces that Starmap HD 2.1 for iPad, their world-famous planetarium app, has been selected by Astronomy magazine as a Star Product for 2012. Now half price, Starmap HD features an interactive map of the sky that combines detailed celestial information with a compass, virtual telescope, and 3D animation. Created by a professional astronomer, the quality app was recognized by Apple, selecting it for their Back to School promotion. Also available are versions for iPhone/iPod touch.
The-i today announces Snappa 2.0.2 for iOS, an update to their game playable in 10 languages, where 2 players try to guess the drawing made by their opponent. Players draw something or snap or open a photo, then draw on it, tracing its details. If the photo is optionally removed, only the drawing remains. The player identifies the drawing with a single word, and his or her opponent must guess the word associated with the drawing from 12 lettered tiles. Players then reverse roles.
Cristallight Software announces WMF Converter Pro 3.2.1 for Mac OS X, an update to their Windows Metafile (WMF) image converter and viewer application. This professional level image tool renders and converts single or multiple WMF (Windows Metafile) and EMF (Enhanced Metafile) images. Users can preview and change colors in vector-based WMF/EMF files, and save as Mac native images in one of 10 file formats. The update includes an improved UI and EMF image conversion functionality.
Indie developer Stefano Secondo today introduces Vintazines 1.0 free for iPad, his books app that lets users read mint condition, full-color, high-resolution, scanned copies of vintage magazines from 1900 to 1970. Powered by Google Books, the app includes hundreds of back issues of Popular Mechanics and LIFE magazines. The covers of all available magazines are displayed on a scrolling, virtual bookshelf. Vintazines downloads and caches magazine pages as the user browses through each magazine.
Twocanoes Software today announces Winclone 3.4 with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion compatibility. Featuring a user-friendly interface, Winclone allows users to migrate data from one Boot Camp partition to another partition, hard drive, or computer with ease, or change the size of the Boot Camp partition. Users can monitor file status and errors during image creation. Winclone offers full integration with the JAMF Software Casper Suite framework and more.
LA based type foundry, Aerotype has released a unique new tattoo inspired script font family called Keepsake. Designed by Stephen Miggas, the five member type family can be combined and overlapped to provide a wide range of creative options. Behind Keepsake’s exterior resides an edgy set of OpenType font technology features including contextual characters and ligatures, discretionary characters and stylistic alternates, affording the typesetter creative flexibility and versatility.
Sonico Mobile introduces iTranslate Voice for iPad, the popular application that transforms device into a portable translator. The application allows users to speak another language, voice to voice. Offering voice translations in most popular languages such as English, Italian, German, French, Spanish and many others, users simply speak into an iPhone/iPad and iTranslate Voice will instantly translate it to one of the 31 languages.
CUPERTINO, California—July 24, 2012—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 third quarter ended June 30, 2012. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $35.0 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.8 billion, or $9.32 per diluted share. These results…
A new Apple Mac Trojan called OSX/Crisis has been discovered by Intego, the Apple security specialist. This Trojan horse has not been found in the wild, but it exhibits some anti-analysis and stealthing techniques that are uncommon among OS X malware. This threat works in OSX versions 10.6 and 10.7 – Snow Leopard and Lion and installs without need of any user interaction; no password is required for it to run. VirusBarrier X6 protects users from this malware.
DS Apps today announces they are giving away an iPad3 simply for helping them spread the word about their iPhone app dedicated to helping people to never have to face trouble alone again. With the push of one button, MyGuardianAngel allows a person to send an emergency alert to several contacts, capture video evidence, be tracked by GPS and through streaming audio from the phone update all emergency contacts, as to exactly what the situation is and exactly what type of help is needed.
SilverWiz Ltd., creator of the personal finance software – MoneyWiz for Mac announced update 1.3.5. MoneyWiz is a complete personal finance software that allows people to easily manage accounts, budgets and bills, generate reports and more. The app features syncing that allows people to automatically synchronise their financial data across multiple devices. The update adds CSV import of financial statements, retina artwork and support for Mac OS X 10.8.
As Kwalee approach the release of their second iOS game, Pussy Flip: Purrfect Reversi, the development teams behind them have been working hard to complete their turn-based games. With this occurring, Kwalee has appointed a new Team Leader. With an exceptional academic record, and plenty of iOS development experience, James Munro has been a valuable member of the Kwalee development team since the early days, earning him the new role Team Leader/Programmer.
The Fat Finger is a text to speech app designed for people that have difficulty accurately selecting letters from a keyboard. Young children and seniors will benefit from the large clear letters and the clear, natural sounding voices. Users touch the keyboard in the area of the intended letter or number. A separate screen provides six larger letters or numbers from that area. Users accurately view, select, and/or hear their desired letter or number.
Zevrix Solutions today announces Output Factory 1.3.2, a feature update to its professional output automation solution for Adobe InDesign on Mac OS X. Output Factory automates printing, exporting and post-processing from InDesign and offers batch output, single page export, layer versioning, preflighting, variable file names, detailed history and more. The new version lets users automate document output using InDesign’s export to interactive PDF feature.