B-Eng introduces SSD Health Check for Mac OS

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Fehraltorf, Switzerland – B-Eng today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of SSD Health Check 1.0, the company’s new hard drive utility for Mac OS X. As the name implies, SSD Health check is able to alert the user when their solid state disk is in a critical state or reaches other critical limits. SSD Health Check reports data such as operating temperature, unexpected power losses and power cycles as well as the number of uncorrectable errors and wear level count or parameters such as erase fail count.

“A lot of people are not aware that an SSD fails over time as well, even if are mechanically more stable than a conventional hard disk,” According to Christian Schaffner, General Manager of B-Eng. “While a conventional hard disk may break due to mechanical impact and general wear of the mechanical components, a solid state disk has a limited life time due to the repeated write cycles. Power losses, high operating temperature and excessive writing/erasing for example are shortening the life span of an SSD even more. While SSD Health Check doesn’t increase the life span of a solid state disk, it may deliver critical information that allows the user to replace their SSD before it becomes unreliable or even dies.”

System Requirements:
* OS X 10.7 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 3.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
SSD Health Check 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category. For more information, please contact Christian Schaffner.

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Located in Fehraltorf, Switzerland, Bachmann Engineering (or B-Eng) is an independant swiss company, specialized in custom electronics and software. Founded in 2003 by Harry Bachmann, the company is very strong in development of custom algorithms for special purposes, adaptive software and prototype design. All Material and Software (C) 2003-2017 B-Eng / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, OS X, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Blins is a New Physics Puzzle Game for iPhone and iPad

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Rovereto, Italy – Independent developer, Vladimir Vlasov is pleased to announce the release of Blins 1.2, an update to his unique physics-based puzzle game developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Blins is an exclusive iOS game based on the physics simulations. The goal of the game is to navigate balls through physics fields and labyrinths. A player has to draw objects which serve as obstacles on the way of the balls.

One of the key features of the game is that any object drawn by a player becomes a physics body that fully obeys the laws of physics inside the game. The fact that a player can draw any kind of 2D shape provides limitless number of solutions for each level which are, starting from level 26, algorithmically generated. These two factors make Blins exceptionally diverse for a puzzle game. The minimalistic design utilises colour coding that determines physical properties of objects. Such approach to graphics creates apparent connection between appearance of an object and its physical role in the gameplay making it easily understandable for a player.

The game suits very well for people who like to solve puzzles without predesigned solutions in their own way. Each level in Blins supports limitless solutions depending on a player’s skills. Interesting feature is that a player with the progress in the game learns not to memorise particular solutions but learns to understand why this solution was in fact successful. This obtained knowledge helps to solve more complicated levels with ease.

Extensive use of the laws of physics in the game can be particularly educative for children, who can become familiar with the basis of physics such as attracting and repelling forces and collisions of solid bodies.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 9.3 or later
* 16.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Blins 1.2 can be dowloaded for Free worldwide from the App Store in the Games category. In the Free version, the first 18 levels are available. The full game can be unlocked via in-app purchase for $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). For more information, please contact Vladimir Vlasov.

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Located in Rovereto (TN), Italy, Vladimir Vlasov is a scientist and independent developer. His current occupation is a postdoc in the Italian Institute of Technology. Parallel to his job, Vladimir started developing iOS games with Apple’s new Swift programming language in 2014. All Material and Software (C) 2017 Vladimir Vlasov. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Red Giant Releases Free Explosive and Holographic iMessage Sticker Packs

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Portland, Oregon – Red Giant has just released Blockbuster and Holomoji, two all-new sticker packs for iOS users. Designed by Red Giant filmmaker Seth Worley and iOS developer Micah Lanier, the sticker packs leverage the very best of Red Giant motion graphics and visual effects to bring a sense of Hollywood action to iMessage conversations. Drag and drop from the sticker keyboard to add high-quality visual effects and holographic emojis directly to texts, images, and videos in iMessage conversations. These sticker packs can be downloaded free of charge from the iOS App store.

Show them how you really feel with Red Giant’s Free iOS Stickers:
* Blockbuster: Explosions, lens flares, explosions, lightning bolts, explosions, muzzle flashes and even more explosions! Give messages a much needed sense of drama and excitement. Created using Red Giant tools including Trapcode Particular, Knoll Light Factory and more.

* Holomoji: 21 familiar emojis with a sci-fi twist. These holographic iterations of the classics will be sure to broadcast your emotions loud and clear. Created using Holomatrix II from Red Giant Universe.

“I’m not sure what it says about Red Giant that Apple introduces the ability to stick things on our text messages, and our immediate thought is: how we can use it for lens flares and explosions?” comments Seth Worley, filmmaker and Red Giant director of content, who created the iOS stickers with Micah Lanier, who also appears regularly in Red Giant’s film projects. “Our customers use our tools every day in their work, and we saw this as a great opportunity to make something cool and fun that they could use every day outside of their work. And we built all the imagery using our products ” all the explosions, fire, and muzzle flashes were created entirely with Trapcode Particular; all of the lens flares were made with Knoll Light Factory; and the Holomoji Stickers were all brought to life with Red Giant Universe’s Holomatrix II.”

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Red Giant is a software company made up of talented artists and technologists who collaborate to create unique tools for filmmakers, editors, VFX artists, and motion designers. Our company culture is focused on finding balance between work and life. We call it “the double bottom line.” This philosophy helps us ignore complexity in favor of building simple tools that yield giant results. Over the last decade, our products (like Magic Bullet and Trapcode) have become the standard in film and broadcast post-production. With over 200,000 users, it’s nearly impossible to watch 20 minutes of TV without seeing our software in use. From our experiences as artists and filmmakers, we aspire to not only provide tools for artists, but inspiration as well. Watch our films, learn from over 200 free tutorials, or try our software. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2017 Red Giant. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

CS Odessa Introduces ConceptDraw Office v4 for Mac and PC

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San Jose, California – CS Odessa today is pleased to announce the release of ConceptDraw Office v4, the next generation of the company’s popular business-productivity suite for Mac and Windows. The newest iteration of their award-winning software provides many enhancements and improvements to the powerful suite. ConceptDraw Office v4 consists of three popular ConceptDraw products that improve productivity; manage processes and projects; and assist in the visual conveyance of information and data.

These three hardworking individual products can be purchased separately or together as a bundle in ConceptDraw Office. The three products are 1) ConceptDraw PRO v11 for business graphics and diagramming; 2) ConceptDraw MINDMAP v9 for brainstorming, note taking, process definition, and mind mapping; and 3) ConceptDraw PROJECT v8 for managing projects big and small.

ConceptDraw PRO v11 has added the capability to import/export native format Visio 2010 and Visio 2013/2016 files and stencils (no offline conversion required), user-friendly remapping of controls and panels, and improved performance;

ConceptDraw MINDMAP v9 now includes an improved graphical user interface, extended Hypernote capability, hi-res images, improved Microsoft Office integration, and the ability to attach files with one click;

ConceptDraw PROJECT v8 has improved import/export of MS Project files, extended reporting capabilities, and new Hypernote capability.

ConceptDraw OFFICE v4 is supported on Apple Macintosh and Windows PC computers. All ConceptDraw Office v4 products provide support for high resolution 4K displays. ConceptDraw OFFICE v4 retails for $499 USD.

ConceptDraw PRO v11 ($199 USD), ConceptDraw MINDMAP v9 ($199 USD), and ConceptDraw PROJECT v8 ($299 USD) are available individually or as a bundle in ConceptDraw Office v4.

Operating Systems Supported
* OS X 10.10, 10.11 (Yosemite, El Capitan) and macOS Sierra (10.12)
* Microsoft Windows 7, 8.1, and 10
* Apple iOS 8 and later

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Founded in 1993, Computer Systems Odessa supplies cross-platform productivity tools and graphic technologies to professional and corporate users around the world. With headquarters in Odessa, Ukraine, and a U.S. office in San Jose, California, CS Odessa sells products internationally through resellers in over 150 countries. The ConceptDraw line of products has won numerous awards and is used by hundreds of thousands, including Fortune 500 companies, U.S. Federal Government agencies, small and medium businesses, and students and educators around the globe. ConceptDraw is a registered trademark, and ConceptDraw Office, ConceptDraw Solution Park, ConceptDraw PRO, ConceptDraw MINDMAP, and ConceptDraw PROJECT are trademarks of CS Odessa. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

Dingtone Elevates VoIP Calls to a Native Experience with iOS 10 CallKit

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San Jose, California – Dingtone has been added to the prestigious list of VoIP apps (including Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp) that now get CallKit integration for iOS 10. VoIP apps like Dingtone make it easy to place cheap, even free calls via internet protocols rather than conventional cell signals. CallKit support for the Dingtone app now raises Dingtone’s already great calling experience to a whole new level.

With CallKit integration, users can make and receive Dingtone calls just as they would conventional cellular calls-even while on the lock screen. Users can also store their Dingtone contacts on the native Contact app so there’s no need to open Dingtone first to initiate a Dingtone call.

1. Answer VoIP calls just like regular phone calls…even on the lock screen:
Ever missed an important call because you couldn’t get to your VoIP app fast enough? Dingtone’s new update (including the CallKit feature) serves as a perfect solution to this problem. With CallKit integration for iOS 10, incoming calls to a Dingtone phone number now appear as regular phone calls on the home and lock screen. This means that they are fully displayed in the native iPhone UI, not just identified with push notifications as they were before. In addition, there is no need to unlock the phone or launch the Dingtone app. All you have to do is slide to answer the call.

2. View and manage VoIP contacts using the Favorites and Recents tab:
Not only is answering an incoming call easier, contact list integration is easier as well. CallKit allows Dingtone users to easily start a Dingtone call from the Contact list without opening Dingtone first. Dingtone calls will also appear in the built-in Favorites and Recents tabs just as if they were a part of iOS. What’s more, you can also use the built-in Do Not Disturb and Block feature with Dingtone contacts for a more enhanced calling experience.

3. Dingtone phone numbers now work just like regular phone numbers:
When equipped with the iOS 10 CallKit feature, Dingtone VoIP phone numbers work just like phone numbers from traditional carriers…but without the extra SIM card and pesky monthly fees. Neither are necessary.

To further set it apart from most VoIP apps that only offer calling and texting services, Dingtone provides millions of real phone numbers from numerous countries including the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. Users can easily pick their own phone number from almost any area code they want. Moreover, Dingtone phone numbers can even be ported out to mobile phone operators such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-mobile. As an added bonus, Dingtone phone numbers are equipped with a package of features like caller ID, call block, call forward, voicemail, and many more. All of this for extremely low prices (or even free!).

About Dingtone:
Dingtone is a mobile application for iPhone and Android. Located in San Jose, Dingtone allows users to make phone calls, send text messages, share multi-media, leave live voicemails, setup conference calls and send faxes to anyone, anywhere in the world for free or at very low rates.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 114 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Dingtone 3.4.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.

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Located in San Jose, California, Dingtone is a privately held technology company specializing in global communications. All Material and Software (C) 2011-2017 Dingtone, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

RailModeller Pro 5.3 introduces Baseboard-Assistant

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Munich, Germany – Isle of the Kakapo is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of RailModeller Pro 5.3, their model railroad and slot car layout design solution for macOS. The app offers sophisticated tools that enable hobbyists to quickly design model train and slot car track layouts via drag & drop, features libraries for more than 240 track systems, and offers customizable views of track layouts in both two and three dimensions. This latest major update of RailModeller Pro features:

* Native support for baseboards: Baseboards indicate the general shape of the layout to be built – without getting in the way with the planning. Once created, baseboards behave like passive background elements that don’t interfere with the track planning activity. Dimensions can be displayed for each border of a baseboard and any number of baseboards can be added to a track layout.

* Baseboard Assistant: The new assistant provides a quick way for getting started with commonly used layout shapes like L-shapes, U-shapes and others. Select a general shape template, customize the dimensions to match the required values and start planning your modeltrain layout with just a few clicks. Completely custom baseboard shapes are of course supported for more specific requirements.

In addition the latest update includes updates to the libraries in the bundled catalog of 240 track libraries and general bug fixes.

RailModeller Pro’s easy-to-use interface allows track designers to create layouts of up to 10km x 10km or 6.2 x 6.2 miles organized in up to 99 layers. The app includes all components to complete a train or slot car track layout, including flex tracks, buildings, symbols, and other items in scales from T (1:450) up to G or IIm (1:22.5). Track elements can be dropped onto the layout, rotated, and positioned where desired, users can simply click to append one or more track elements in the layout, create tunnel sections, add graphical shapes, arrows, dimensions, import background images and more.

RailModeller Pro automatically generates a shopping list, (including prices), as the layout is created, making for an easy reference when it comes time to purchase required components for the layout. An integrated stock management maintains the inventory of tracks already purchased, displaying the number of tracks remaining in stock when working on a specific layout or filtering the shopping list to show only missing tracks that need to be purchased to complete the layout.

Features:
* A library catalog featuring libraries for more than 240 track systems for most vendors of track material
* Covers model scales from T (1:450) up to G or IIm (1:22.5)
* A clean and intuitive, Mac like user experience
* An automatically adapting drawing canvas never running out of space
* Sophisticated, yet easy to use tools to quickly build awesome model train layouts
* Assistants that allow placing tracks at arbitrary heights, creating track grades, insert parallel tracks or close gaps
* Dedicated tools for creating tunnel sections
* Advanced functionality for creating selections
* Clean-up wizards for complex layouts
* Customizable viewing modes for visualizing the track layout in two and three dimensions
* Automatically generates shopping lists as the design is laid out
* The built-in stock tracking feature keeps track of items already owned
* Print layouts in any scale from a single sheet of paper to full-sized 1:1 scale
* Image import in various formats (PNG, JPEG, PSD, GIF, TIFF, PDF, and others)
* Export track layouts in numerous image file formats at any resolution
* An integrated help manual

System Requirements:
* OS X 10.9 or later
* 64-bit Processor
* 10.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
RailModeller Pro 5.3 is available for only $39.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Graphics and Design category. A free version, RailModeller Express – which is suitable for smaller layouts with a limited number of tracks – is also available through the Mac App Store in the Graphics and Design category. Review copies are available upon request.

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Based in Munich, Germany, Isle of the Kakapo is owned and operated by Jan Barnholt. Founded in 2015, Isle of the Kakapo is a software company specializing in providing innovative apps for the Mac and iOS platforms. All Material and Software (C) Copyright Isle of the Kakapo. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

CalcTape for macOS 1.2 released – Adding Machine App for your Mac

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Cologne, Germany – schoettler Software is pleased to announce the release of CalcTape 1.2 for MacOS. When it comes to adding long columns of numbers, doing complex calculations or playing around with mathematical what-if questions, a normal calculator does not offer one very important feature – a log function.

CalcTape Calculator turns the Mac into one of those classic adding machine that feature a paper roll – and can still be found in many offices. CalcTape naturally masters the four basic arithmetic operations as well as percentage calculations, exponentiations and various other calculations. The individual numbers and arithmetic commands are easily recorded by using a virtual keyboard.

The special feature of the app: all entries are being recorded on a virtual paper roll. This way all numbers can easily be counter-checked, in case the result does not meet the expectations or there is a suspicion that a number has been entered incorrectly. Even better: all figures may be modified at a later point in time and subsequently the entire calculation will be updated. This way corrections as well as what-if calculations are easily accomplished.

CalcTape saves individual calculations, names them and is able to open and display them at any point in time. Additionally, templates may be created for repetitive use and open calculations may be sent to business associates via e-mail. Store your calculations to iCloud Drive to use them also on your iPad or iPhone easily.

Another unique feature of CalcTape: Users can program individual keys. This, for example, could help to simplify the implementation of easy tax calculations, getting them done with the push of a button. The keyboard layout are being saved by the app, which also has the capability to work with variables.

In a nutshell:
* Update CalcTape 1.2
* App for MacOS, also available for other platforms
* Office calculator featuring all major functions
* Replacement / alternative for the desktop calculator
* Entries are displayed on virtual paper
* All entries may be modified at any time
* Records notes regarding the calculations
* Calculations are stored in the app or in iCloud Drive
* New memory buttons (M , M-, MR)

System Requirements:
* Compatible with MacOS
* Requires MacOS 10.9 or later
* 2.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
CalcTape for Mac 1.2 is $7.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Finance category. If you are a journalist and would like to test the app, simply request a promotional code from the press agency. The code allows you the complimentary download of the app to your Mac.

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For more than 25 years, schoettler Software has been designing customized IT solutions for companies, offered consulting, development and project management with the scope on middleware, apps and databases. schoettler also implemented their own innovative solutions for PC, Tablet, Smartphone and Web. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2017 schoettler Software GmbH. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Moog Model 15 & AC Sabre Video Series & January Sale

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London, United Kingdom – Air Craft Media Ltd announces a series of mind-blowing videos showcasing the unique power of their AC Sabre MIDI Instrument & Motion Controller for iOS when combined with Moog’s latest iPad synth, the Model 15. The videos demonstrate how AC Sabre enables a sound engine to go well beyond the boundaries of typical keyboards and even more expensive MPE controllers such as ROLI Seaboard. Air Craft further announces that the AC Sabre will go on sale, 60% off to $4.99, until the end of January.

AC Sabre is a revolutionary new music composition app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices that allow electronic music artists and composers to push the boundaries of their craft. The app uses the device’s built-in gyroscope and accelerometer, and translates movements into musical actions allowing performers to control their music intuitively with their movements. Composers can make use of the app to create distinctive hooks that go beyond the normal MIDI keyboard, conduct automation in realtime, and add sophisticated musical elements without the need for long years of theory and training. DJs and performers can play electronic instruments without the need to stay shackled to their gear, adding spontaneity to their live performances. The app makes it easy for artists to infuse their performances with their own signature attitude and style.

Hari Karam Singh, inventor and founder of Air Craft believes the Moog Model 15 is the perfect sound engine to take advantage of AC Sabre’s multi-dimensional expressiveness: “Moog has been pushing the boundaries for decades, creating dedicated per-note, multi-axis, touch controllers for their hardware synths while the rest of the world was still using a single mod wheel. The Model 15, the iPad emulation of their classic module hardware synth, carries on in this tradition. It’s a crime to play the Model 15 with just a typical keyboard! And unfortunately the iPad screen leaves little room for note play. That’s where the AC Sabre comes in.”

This video series demonstrates the power of this magic combination. All the demos show built-in Model 15 presets which are enhanced simply by assigning AC Sabre’s motion controls to the synth’s parameters. There is also a tutorial video on how users can get up and running in just a few minutes.

AC Sabre excels over other Multi-dimensional, Polyphonic, Expression (MPE) controllers such as the ROLI Seaboard and MiMu gloves by providing instant setup and a sophisticated musical palette that doesn’t require traditional instrument skills. Musicians of all levels can be up and performing immediately without the typically long learning curve of traditional instruments. With AC Sabre, notes are triggered via invisible strings that can literally be “plucked” in mid-air, while gestural motions control up to 7 additional parameters via MIDI CC messages. This combination results in a level of nuance and expression not achievable by the current tools of studio and stage.

AC Sabre’s rich musical features include:
* Scale-synced, velocity sensitive note play
* Harmonies, trills, arpeggios
* Gesture-based vibrato
* Polyphonic Aftertouch
* Over 150 musical scales
* Note shift (for playing out-of-scale notes)
* Circle of Fourths/Fifths key changes
* Note range and octave shift
* Legato and Portamento modes
* Note-clamping pitchbend
* A Drone for sustain and guitar tapping-style effects

The app offers powerful expressive control, with six assignable motion controls. Pitch, roll & yaw angels, play intensity, configurable touch ribbons, a configurable user button, as well as vibrato on shake are all available. It’s 150 musical scales include major, minor and pentatonics, jazz modes, exotic scales such as Bebop Dominant, Octonic, Nine-tone scale, arpeggio scales, bassline scales, and a large selection of Indian raag scales.

AC Sabre is honed for professional use:
* Low latency (<10ms), 50m range via Wi-Fi
* QuickPanels allow realtime access to most common parameters
* Save/load/export configuration Patches
* Wi-Fi/Bluetooth support & Bonjour auto-detect
* Supports multiple devices running AC Sabre as separate MIDI inputs into your DAW
* MIDI Learn wizard for quick CC assignment
* MIDI channel selector for playing multiple instruments

“Modern synths have dozens of dimensions of tweakability. It has always frustrated me that there weren’t better methods for taking advantage of this sonic versatility,” continues Hari. “The key here is that the way you play a note, rather than just the note itself, affects the output and this expressiveness becomes part of your signature sound.”

Reviewers Love AC Sabre:

“I had to check AC Sabre out and it immediately lived up to the hype… surreal and instinctive, like Augmented Reality.” – Discchord

“Every now and then an app comes along that you really think is going to change how things work. It doesn’t happen often. But, I think that this is it.” – PalmSounds

“AC Sabre is the only App that allowed me to make music that sounded like I was playing a real instrument within minutes! The expression and feel is sensational and do not underestimate the depth of variations available to the user to get unique and wonderful sounds Makes synthesisers sounds rich, full and at times mind blowing with very little effort!” – App Store reviewer (Australia)

Note: AC Sabre is high performance application that requires at least an iPhone 4s, (iPhone 5 or higher recommended), iPod touch 5th generation or newer, running iOS 8.1 or higher. While playing on the app is especially tailored more for smaller handheld devices like the iPhone, the app works splendidly on the iPad. Windows users will also need a copy of rtpMIDI for connecting AC Sabre to their computer. rtpMIDI is freely available on the Internet.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 9.0 or later
* 24.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
AC Sabre MIDI Instrument & Motion Controller is on sale for only $4.99 (USD) (60% off) until the end of January 2017. It is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Review copies are available upon request.

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Air Craft is a London based technology studio which specialises in designing next generation musical instruments that use the motions sensors in mobile devices. These instruments bring the dynamic feel and performance energy associated with traditional, physical instruments into the realm of electronic music. The result is a level of expressiveness that is not possible with the current tools of studio and stage. All Material and Software Copyright (C) 2017 Air Craft Media Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

BlobmanLabs releases Blobman 3.0 – Golf Swing Improvement Tool

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Valencia, California – BlobmanLabs today is very happy to announce Blobman 3.0, a complete rewrite to their golf swing improvement tool for Mac OS X and Windows. Perfect for professional Instructors, experienced golfers and new golfers alike, Blobman is a traces based, golf improvement software which serves to encourage better understanding and appreciation of an effective complete swinging motion to better define and polish a golf swing. This software encourages proper motion by using a golf swing model which features useful geometrical components, and is compliant to physical forces. Now with our Blobman 3.0 product component relationships are much more easily seen, understood and utilized.

Among Blobman’s most powerful features are its Traces, and Hide and Show elements. Traces are a nonstop path of a swing component, flowing completely from beginning to end, making it incredibly easy to see and judge what the complete motion should be. Each element can be seen from three perspectives from the Front, Side, and Top. This offers players three different viewpoints from which to develop an accurate and effective feel to help accomplish a fundamentally sound golf swing.

“Many golf improvement programs have a propensity to isolate a specific spot in the swing which should be refined” said Gregg Mc Hatton, founder of BlobmanLabs. “This type of approach tends to disrupt the continuity which is so critical for an effective golf swing. Blobman 3.0 provides great insight by using the new sequence feature. Our approach to fixing the problem that others often perceive as a positional error can be improved by understanding the sequences that our software reveals rather than attempting to improve an isolated position.”

This version of our software offers the embedded Protractor feature, which allows users to find any angle in the golf swing they might be interested to discover. Blobman 3.0 can provide hours of illuminating in depth study and observation.

Feature Highlights:
* New Protractor
* Traces of the Major Joints from three views
* The new component relationships are more easily seen and utilized.
* The endless possibilities of seeing and understanding the swinging motion from each of the three views
* The Sequence feature

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version Yosemite and El Captian (Intel Mac)
* Windows

Pricing and Availability:
Blobman 3.0 is only $19.95 (USD) and is available today as a full featured download for Mac and Windows.

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Located in beautiful Valencia, California, BlobmanLabs is a privately held company founded in 2003 by Gregg Mc Hatton. Gregg leverages his longtime experience in Golf research with the formation of BlobmanLabs, with a focus on developing unique yet useful software for the Mac and Windows platforms, complemented by first-class customer support. Copyright 2003-2017 BlobmanLabs. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and macOS are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Package Central for Adobe InDesign Now Supports Creative Cloud 2017

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Toronto (ON) Canada – Zevrix Solutions today is proud to announce the release of Package Central 1.9.12, a compatibility update to its document packaging workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign packaging by processing files from hot folders. Package Central offloads file packaging to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the document collection process.

The new version makes Package Central compatible with the recently announced 2017 release of InDesign CC featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. The update is offered free of charge to Package Central users. The same version of Package Central can be used with any version of InDesign from CS5 and later.

Under Package Central workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply submit files to watched hot folders that reside on a network. The software automatically collects InDesign files along with their fonts and links, freeing user’s time for important tasks such as design and layout. Operator workstations will never again be tied up by the packaging process.

Package Central runs on a dedicated machine and watches hot folders linked to its workflow settings. The software performs all its tasks automatically and can run absolutely unattended. It offers the following key features and benefits:

* Automatically collect InDesign files from hot folders
* Update modified links automatically
* Create PDF and IDML files on the fly
* Automatic e-mail notifications of process stages and errors
* Compose variable folder names
* XML-based processing
* Detailed processing logs

Pricing and Availability:
Package Central can be purchased for $149.95 (USD) from Zevrix website, as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for registered users. Package Central requires Mac OS X 10.7-10.12 and works with Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2017.

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Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides automation and productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Suite software, PDF workflows, graphic file diagnostics and Microsoft Office output on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit their website. Copyright (C) 2017 Zevrix Solutions. All Rights Reserved. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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