24U releases 24U SimpleDialog Plug-In 5.0 for FileMaker Pro 14

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Prague, Czech Republic – 24U Software today is proud to announce a major upgrade of 24U SimpleDialog Plug-In to enable FileMaker Pro 14 to display dynamically created professionally looking OS-native error messages, input dialogs, and progress bars in both 32-bit and 64-bit modes.

24U SimpleDialog Plug-In 5.0 has been rewritten to use the latest OS technologies and take the full advantage of the 64-bit architecture, so that it works well with FileMaker Pro 14 and the current and future versions of OS X and Windows. Other improvements include better performance and better stability when multiple copies of the plug-in are accidentally installed at the same time.

Major changes introduced in the version 5.0:
* Full compatibility with FileMaker Pro 14 in both 32-bit and 64-bit modes
* The dialog displaying and handling core updated to use the current OS technologies
* Resolved collision of multiple copies of the plug-in being installed

Other recent changes and new features:
* Full support for text styles in dialog fields (except for color on Windows)
* Dialogs can be updated on the fly without dismissing and re-displaying
* Conditional popup menus

About 64-bit architecture:
FileMaker Pro gained support for 64-bit architecture with the release of version 14. Users can choose whether to use FileMaker Pro 14 as 32-bit or 64-bit application. However, if plug-ins are used they must match the architecture of the FileMaker Pro application. It will take some time before all plug-ins are updated to support 64-bit architecture natively. So, if a user needs to use 32-bit plug-ins with FileMaker Pro 14 it is necessary to run FileMaker Pro in the 32-bit mode as well. On a Mac it is as easy as opening the Get Info dialog for the application and enable the option to run the app in 32-bit mode. On Windows the appropriate architecture needs to be chosen before installing the FileMaker Pro 14.

24U SimpleDialog Plug-In 5.0 addresses the need for different architectures by providing versions for both 32-bit and 64-bit environments, letting users use the version that suits better their actual needs depending on other circumstances.

About 24U SimpleDialog Plug-In:
24U SimpleDialog Plug-In allows FileMaker solutions to interact with users via professionally looking dialogs to provide excellent user experience with minimum development effort. Since its first release back in 2001 the plug-in has grown to a feature rich user interaction addition for FileMaker solutions, while still retaining its ease of use and offering syntax that’s as simple as the dialog it is supposed to display.

Most customers use 24U SimpleDialog primarily to save development time and provide better user experience in their solutions…

Vincenzo Menanno, director of FileMaker development at Beezwax, said at FileMaker DevCon 2014: “The biggest value that we get with SimpleDialog is creating solutions that look professional, keep the user informed, and provide us with a great solution for our clients. SimpleDialog is very easy to use and once we use it we use it over and over.”

Paul de Halle, CEO of Linear Blue says: “One of the reasons we really like the 24U SimpleDialog Plug-In is not just it’s ease of use but its added value to the solutions that we develop for our clients. It allows us to put a level of functionality in some systems, that would not be possible with anything else.”

System Requirements and Compatibility:
24U SimpleDialog Plug-in 5.0 requires Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or newer and FileMaker Pro 12 or newer. Recommended is Mac OS X 10.10 and FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced or newer.

Windows XP SP3 and FileMaker Pro 12 are minimum requirements for using the plug-in on the Windows platform. Windows 7 or newer and FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced or newer are recommended.

At least FileMaker Pro 14 is necessary to take advantage of the 64-bit architecture. Older versions of the plug-in are available for FileMaker Pro versions 4 through 11.

Pricing and Availability:
24U SimpleDialog Plug-In 5.0 is immediately available for download free of charge as a fully functional 14-days trial version, which can be activated after purchasing a license. Licenses for 24U SimpleDialog Plug-In start at $49 (USD) per user, volume discounts are available for 5 or more users. Existing customers can upgrade to the new version at 50 % off the regular prices if placing order within 14 days upon release, and 30 % off if buying later. Customers who have bought 24U SimpleDialog Plug-In on or after January 1, 2015 are eligible for free upgrade. Optional Premium Support and Implementation services are available with the purchase of 24U SimpleDialog Plug-In 5.0.

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24U is a key vendor of plug-ins for FileMaker Pro and a producer of FM Bench, the tool for auditing and optimizing FileMaker solutions. We unveiled the Marvelous Optimization Formula and teach how to efficiently optimize performance of your solution and processes by focusing on real bottlenecks. Optimizing your performance… Inventing unique iOS applications… Helping organizations to get more out of their technologies… Dedicated to creating the easiest to use FileMaker plug-ins… We connect the dare of education with the experience of industry to achieve the impossible. Copyright (C) 2015 24U s.r.o. All rights reserved. 24U, 24U Software, and FM Bench are trademarks of 24U s.r.o. FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. 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.

MCE Complement – All-in-One USB 3 Blu-ray, 2TB HDD Device now $249.00

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San Dimas, California – MCE Technologies (MCE) announced today that it has lowered pricing to $249.00 on its award-winning MCE Complement all-in-one USB 3 device consisting of a 2 TB Hard Drive, a Blu-ray, DVD, CD Player/Recorder, a USB 3.0 Hub, and SD Card Reader. The MCE Complement’s 2 TB hard drive performs as a standard storage device as well as a backup drive and is compatible with Apple Time Machine and other backup software.

The Complement incorporates a Blu-ray player-recorder and includes Mac Blu-ray Player software for the playback of commercial Blu-ray titles directly on the Mac. The Complement is also a full-fledged SuperDrive and reads and writes all CD and DVD formats. The Complement also boasts an integrated USB 3.0 hub as well as an SD Card Reader. The MCE Complement is portable at 5.5 x 6 x 1.25 inches, weighs in at 19 ounces and includes a carrying case for on-the-go use.

“Lower component costs have allowed us to lower the price on our extremely popular Complement USB 3 All-in-one device,” stated Arnold Ramirez, president of MCE. “It is truly the Ultimate Mac Peripheral for the flash-storage based, optical drive-less, modern Mac.”

The MCE Complement’s 2 TB hard drive serves as general storage or backup and is located inside an easy-to-access drive bay on the unit which is designed for use with standard off the shelf 2.5″ SATA hard drives or SSDs and makes it easy to extend the storage capacity of the unit. The Complement’s optical drive capabilities allow it to record data and video to high capacity 25GB single-layer and 50GB dual-layer write-once Blu-ray BD-R media at 6X (27MB/sec), to 100GB triple-layer and 128GB quad-layer write-once Blu-ray BD-R XL media at 4X (18MB/sec), and to 25GB, 50GB, and 100GB rewritable BD-RE discs at up to 2X (9MB/sec).

It is also compatible with M-Disc Blu-ray media for the permanent archiving of important documents, photos, and videos. The drive is compatible with Apple’s DVD Player application for the playback of DVD movies as well as with Finder Burning for burning Blu-ray Discs, DVDs and CDs at the Finder level. The drive is bootable and is fully compatible with all DVD and CD recordable media on the market today. The Complement also includes a USB 3.0 hub that provides two USB 3.0 ports and one USB 2.0 data/charging port. An integrated SD Card reader reads SD, SDHC, and MMC media.

Pricing and Availability:
The MCE Complement is available immediately at the new price of $249.00 (USD) and includes a USB 3.0 Cable, User’s Guide, Mac Blu-ray Player Software, carrying case, and carries a two-year warranty.

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MCE Technologies is a leader in the development of innovative storage peripherals and accessories for the Apple Macintosh platform and markets a wide range of Macintosh related products and solutions to distributors, dealers and end users. MCE is based in San Dimas, California and can be reached by telephone at (800) 5000-MAC (800-500-0622) in the U.S. or at (909) 599-3105 internationally. More information about products by MCE Technologies can be found on the the MCE Technologies website. Copyright (C) 2015 MCE Technologies. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Pomodoro Time Pro 1.3 Time Management App Adds Apple Watch Support

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Odessa, Ukraine – XwaveSoft today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Pomodoro Time Pro 1.3, an important update to their powerful productivity tool developed specifically for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Pomodoro Time Pro incorporates the principles of the Pomodoro Technique(TM), which is a systematic approach to getting things done, helping to achieve a user’s set goals faster and more efficiently. Anyone can create tasks, configure breaks, and track their progress throughout the day, week or any custom time period. Progress can be tracked via an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Mac – all devices are always in sync.

Pomodoro Time Pro 1.3 now supports the Apple Watch, making many of the same features users love about Pomodoro Time now available on their wrist. Any Apple Watch owner can now quickly view the Pomodoro timer information on their wrist, without the need to take their iPhone out of their pocket to view it. This makes keeping track of the time remaining much more efficient.

The basic five steps of the Pomodoro Technique are:
* Define the tasks that you’ll be working on
* Set the Pomodoro timer to X minutes (25 minutes by default)
* Start working and continue until the timer rings
* Take a short break (usually 3 to 5 minutes)
* After four Pomodoro alarms, take a longer break (15 to 30 minutes as a rule)

“Before Pomodoro Time Pro, users were forced to use a low-tech approach, using a mechanical timer, paper and pencil,” says XwaveSoft owner Denys Yevenko. “However, by making use of the Pomodoro Time Pro app, users can quickly enter their tasks, configure breaks, and track their progress with just a few simple taps and swipes on the screen of their iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch.”

Users can also track the time left, and take short breaks when notified to by the app. They can also track their tasks on their iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac, as Pomodoro Time Pro syncs all the information about tasks over all of their devices, making it easy to set goals and to keep track of their tasks, no matter which iOS device or Mac computer they’re currently using.

Customize to maximize productivity:
* Pomodoro duration
* Short break duration
* Long break duration
* Number of Pomodoro between long breaks
* Target number of Pomodoro per day

Features:
* Now supports Apple Watch
* Manage your tasks
* Track your progress throughout the day, week or custom period
* Fast and easy goal tracking
* Possibility to start/pause/skip the current Pomodoro
* Original ticking sound (optional)
* Custom alarm sound or vibration
* Alarms sound even if the app is in the background
* Interactive notifications
* Widget in the Notification Center
* Full synchronization between iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch and Mac
* One universal app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

Using Pomodoro Time Pro 1.3 allows users to easily use the Pomodoro technique of getting things done, achieving their goals faster and more efficiently by breaking down tasks into timed periods of activity, followed by short breaks, helping users to power through distractions, gain better focus, and get things done in short periods of time, with frequent opportunities to pause and relax.

Legal Notice:
Pomodoro(TM) and Pomodoro Technique(TM) are registered trademarks of Francesco Cirillo. This app is not affiliated with Pomodoro(TM), Pomodoro Technique(TM) or Francesco Cirillo.

Supported Languages:
* Pomodoro Time Pro supports English language

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch
* Optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 17.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Pomodoro Time Pro 1.3 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available exclusively worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category. A Mac version is also now available for 40% off – A limited time offer.

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Based in Odessa, Ukraine, XwaveSoft is a privately owned software development company. Founded in 2009 by Denys Yevenko, XwaveSoft is focused on developing high-quality iOS and OS X applications. Long-term experience and professional expertise of the company’s management and personnel guarantee the high quality of its products. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 XwaveSoft. 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.

Typeeto – Turn any Mac into a Bluetooth keyboard for all devices

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Frankfurt, Germany – Eltima Software today is proud to announce the release of Typeeto, their new application that enables using Mac as a Bluetooth keyboard for iOS, Android devices, Game Consoles and many other gadgets. The new application promises to become a valuable addition to Mac software family.

Easy settings:
All you have to do is to turn Bluetooth both on Mac and the device you’d like to connect and pair them. No additional applications are to be installed on your device. Just launch Typeeto and start typing away.

Comfy typing:
With Typeeto entering long texts on your device is much faster and more convenient. You can copy-paste text from your Mac to the device and the other way around.

Any number of devices:
Connect as many devices as you need to your Mac and switch between them in one click. You can also designate a key combination for each device to make things even easier.

Smart Interface:
Neat and intuitive interface, cool animation effects and themes to make your interaction with Typeeto an enjoyable experience.

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.9 or later
* 3.1 MB of hard disk space

Pricing and Availability:
Typeeto 1.0 is available on the Mac App Store. The cost is $9.99 (USD) available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category. Review copies are available on request. If you would like to know more, please contact Eltima Software online.

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Eltima Software is a global software Development Company, specializing primarily in serial communication, mobile and flash software for Mac OS and Windows. Eltima Software delivers top-notch solutions having a friendly team of 40 professionals. Copyright (C) 2015 Eltima Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

InventiApps launches Guessord – A social game of wits for mobile devices

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Warsaw, Poland – InventiApps today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Guessord 1.0, their latest social game developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Guessord is a word guessing game that will keep everyone on their toes. Any social gathering can be livened up by pulling out this party pleaser, which promises hours of hilarious entertainment. The game’s premise revolves around a comical game of charades – which can involve humming, acting and even silly animal noises. Players will have to guess what word is on the screen from their friends’ antics, drawing on their knowledge of trivia to get the right answer.

It is easy to involve friends and family in this game, which features 9 categories that players can choose from. The pop culture categories, ranging from Animals to Celebrities, are sure to appeal to people of all ages. The words have been carefully curated for their relevancy to current trends, as well as to challenge players to use their brainpower. With easy-to-follow instructions displayed attractively upon vivid backdrops, picking up the game a straightforward affair. This accessibility is enhanced by Guessord’s intuitive controls, which will have players getting into the swing of things in no time.

InventiApps created a convivial game to bring the ‘social’ back into ‘social gathering’. Mobile games often disengage people from social interaction, and it is common to observe a group of friends sitting together, but each playing with their own phones. Guessord is set to turn that on its head, bringing friends and family together with a generous dash of laughter. This is a mobile game that will not isolate people – it encourages mingling, creating a lively atmosphere that is sure to transform any get-together into a festive shindig. The game is localized into English, French and Polish.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
* Optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6/6 Plus
* Requires iPhone OS 7.0 or later
* 22.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Guessord 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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Headquartered in Warsaw, Poland, InventiApps creates and designs mobile apps based with the lastest technologies. The company prides itself on combining creativity, technology, and knowledge to help clients meet their most stringent business objectives. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 InventiApps. 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.

Introducing Pixelmator for iPhone – A World Class Image Editor for iOS

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London, United Kingdom – Pixelmator Team today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Pixelmator for iPhone 2.0.1, a world class image editor for iOS. Pixelmator for iPhone is packed with powerful, fast, desktop-class tools for enhancing photos, drawing and painting, as well as for advanced image editing with layers, text, shapes, and more. Pixelmator is built exclusively for iOS 8 and takes full advantage of its latest features and technologies, making Pixelmator fast, intuitive, and very simple for anyone to use.

“We are super excited to introduce a world class, advanced image editor for iPhone,” said Saulius Dailide, one of the founders of the Pixelmator Team. “Our team created the first-ever mobile image editor that has all the tools you need whether you are a mobile photographer, mobile painter or a mobile graphic designer.”

Pixelmator is the perfect app for mobile photographers. It is packed with advanced, desktop-class photo editing tools that let you touch up and enhance photos right on your iPhone. Pixelmator features powerful Color Adjustment tools, incredibly precise Retouching tools, Metal-based Distort tools, a collection of breathtaking effects, and much more.

Pixelmator is perfect for mobile painters, too. It features more than 100 outstanding double-texture brushes, innovative color-picking tools, and an impressive, OpenGL ES- and A8X-based Paint Engine. Mobile painters can choose from realistic to fully stylized brushes of all sizes and shapes to subtly enhance images or to create masterpieces from scratch. Pixelmator also provides myriad ways to pick colors easily and with great precision. And it lets you enjoy real-time responsive painting, thanks to the state-of-the-art Paint Engine. Now you can paint absolutely seamlessly whenever your imagination strikes.

Pixelmator for iPhone is the best-in-class app for mobile graphic designers. It is one of the most powerful layer-based graphic design apps for iOS, that lets you combine words, shapes, and images to create stunning compositions right on your iPhone. You can use pixel-accurate selection tools to select and edit areas of an image. Follow the smart alignment guides to perfect image composition. Merge and organize image layers, apply Layer Styles, and Blending modes. And so much more.

Pixelmator takes full advantage of powerful iOS features and technologies. It also delivers a native iOS 8 user experience, making the most advanced editing tools intuitive and easy to use. In addition to features such as iCloud Drive, Handoff, Document Picker, and the Photos app editing extension, Pixelmator for iPhone is engineered to leverage the full power of 64-bit architecture, Grand Central Dispatch, NEON, OpenGL ES, Core Image, and Metal, delivering state-of-the-art performance and incredible responsiveness.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6/6 Plus
* Requires iOS 8.3 or later
* 98.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Pixelmator for iPhone 2.0.1 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.

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Founded in 2007 by two brothers, Saulius Dailide and Aidas Dailide, the Pixelmator Team develops Pixelmator for Mac – a full-featured image editing app for Mac, and Pixelmator for iPad – the world’s most advanced image editing app for iPad. Both apps are honored with numerous awards, such as the Mac App Store App of the year 2011, the App Store iPad App of the year 2014, and many more. Pixelmator for iPad was featured in the Apple Special Event in October, 2014. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2007-2015 Pixelmator. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, iPhone, iPad 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.

Planet Centauri Kickstarter Launch for PC/Mac/Linux/Xbox/PS4/VITA

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Montpellier, France – The Society Permadeath are proud to announce their new Kickstarter campaign for Planet Centauri, its new RPG title for PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox, PS4 and VITA platforms. Embark on your greatest adventure to Planet Centauri. Disover new biomes, explore the secret dungeons, befriend and tame monsters, build a community and protect it, craft your own weapons, armor, and even your own magic! Save the native Chlorinien species from the evil Night Walkers. Raise the planet Centauri to the heavens as the cradle of a new cilivzation, or dig to the pits of hell and fall into your tomb!

Features:
* Unique Monsters, weapons, and armor
* Craft your own magic spells and create your own dynamic gameplay
* Multiplayer
* Catch them all! Capture and tame monsters
* Character Creation: Over 100,000 physical combinations and over 500 unique – clothes
* Story Mode
* Achievements are real impact in the game
* Dynamic Weather conditions – Serene snowflakes to raging hurricanes
* Quests
* Agriculture and Cooking
* Fishing
* Create your weapons and armors
* Build a village and create jobs for the people
* Create an advanced network system
* Set the behavior of the NPC and Robots
* God Saucer: Lots of minigames
* Mods, Mods everywhere – use many editors to create your own dungeons, biomes, monsters etc.
* Colorblind filters

System Requirements:
* Athlon x2 Dual core 2.3Ghz
* NVIDIA Geforce 8400 GS
* 2 GB RAM
* 150 MB Hard Drive space

This project will only be funded if at least 27,000 Euro is pledged by Fri, Jun 26 2015 3:29 PM CDT.

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Located in Montpellier, France, Permadeath is a small development studio. The company was founded in 2014 by Laurent Lechat, who is the project manager, game & sound designer and community manager. Boris Marmontel is the programmer and pixel artist. Matthieu Fernandez is also a pixel artist. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Permadeath. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac 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.

The Lost in Translation, Found in a Dictionary Contest – It’s a Win-Win

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Freiburg, Germany – Paragon Software Group (PSG), developer of Slovoed talking dictionary apps – the trusted line of dictionaries and reference applications for mobile devices, tablets, and PCs – is happy to announce the launch of their “Lost in Translation, Found in a Dictionary” contest. All it takes for travelers to enter the contest is to share a funny experience during a trip abroad where cross-cultural communication went horribly wrong. The “Lost in Translation, Found in a Dictionary” contest is open to all travelers who would like to share the hilarious and confusing situations that arose during their travels abroad due to a cross-cultural communication gap.

Slovoed talking dictionary apps aim to be the best way to avoid any confusing situations while traveling abroad, offering more than 180 dictionaries for over 35 world’s languages, available for in-app purchase. Users can preview a full wordlist and 100 sample translations of each dictionary before buying. The app allows users to quickly and easily navigate through and try out dictionaries for a number of languages, including Arabic, Vietnamese, Czech, Swedish, Turkish, Uzbek, Latin, Hebrew, Spanish, Italian, and more. Users will also experience great advanced search, learning and translation features.

“Entrants simply share with other travelers their trip abroad, and any humorous situations that occurred when they tried to communicate with the locals. Such as ordering what they thought would be a delicious dish, but it turned out to be a stomach-turning disaster,” says Paragon Software Group PR Director Katia Shabanova. “Or, how about the time they asked a local for directions to one location, but wound up at a completely different place? Tell us what happened next. Did everything turn out all right in the end?” Anyone who shares their tale of travel miscommunication with PSG will win a license for any of their Slovoed talking dictionary apps (available for 35 languages for Android, iOS, OS X, Windows PC).

The full text features in Slovoed talking dictionary apps allows users to look up words more efficiently throughout the whole dictionary, with content including headwords, idioms and usage examples. Wildcard search allows users who are unsure of the exact word spelling to use “?” and “*” symbols to replace the missing letters. The handy Morphology module allows anyone to translate words in any grammatical form (for German, English, French, Spanish and Russian dictionaries).

Features:
* Copy words or phrases from other apps to instantly look them up in the dictionary
* List of similar words in case of misspelling
* Search for anagrams, e.g. tab/bat
* Hyperlinks between articles and directions
* No Internet connection required, simply download the dictionary once
* Favorite articles to quickly access and revise frequently searched words

Slovoed talking dictionary apps offer audio pronunciations recorded by native speakers, making it easy for users to master their spoken language skills for any of the languages offered. Full linguistic information is included, making Slovoed a must-have app for any language scholar for English, French, Spanish and Russian dictionaries. Flash card quizzes allow users to add new words to flash cards, memorize them, and test their knowledge until they get it right. The app also includes a handy converter, allowing users to quickly understand foreign units of measure when traveling in a foreign country.

The “Lost in Translation, Found in a Dictionary” contest runs on Slovoed Language Universe’s Facebook page from May 28 to June 1, 2015. To enter the contest, entrants simply submit a short story in the comments section under the “Lost in Translation, Found in a Dictionary” post. Be sure to mention which dictionary you’d like to win, the language pair, and the operating system for your device or computer. For complete rules and to submit a story, please visit the Slovoed Language Universe Facebook page.

Pricing and Availability:
Slovoed Dictionaries is Free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Reference category. The app is also available for the Mac through the Mac App Store, Android devices through the Google Play Store, and for Windows PCs through the Windows App Store. Full dictionary versions are available as in-app purchases, and start at 9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). A Video News Release is also available for members of the press.

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Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company’s comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software Group has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia and China delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Paragon Software Group. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad and iPod 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.

Sopio Makes a Royal Return to iOS and Android

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom – In a world of points, puns and player-vs-player, only the greatest will rise to be king. Lightwood Games today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of King Of Sopio 1.01, a brand new card game in the Sopio stickman universe. The app is available worldwide on the App Store and Google Play today. King Of Sopio is a free online multi-player game, created by the designers of Sopio in response to the cries of their humble subjects:

* For the knights: King Of Sopio is an online battle. Join a game instantly and defend against challengers throughout the kingdom.
* For the peasants: King Of Sopio is a free app. Play for free, for ever. A piece of silver removes adverts.
* For the court jester: King Of Sopio is splendidly available on both iOS and Android. Glorious harmony is assured!

Using 160 pun-filled Sopio cards, King Of Sopio takes just seconds to learn and less than two minutes to play a game. Instant player matching and online rankings ensure that it’s impossible to put down!

Sopio is a points-and-puns card game, which celebrated its fifth anniversary in February 2015 with the release of Sopio for iPhone. The Sopio app brought the game to mobile phones for the first time with cards from Sopio Deck 1 and 18 computer opponents. Lightwood Games expects to release a new game with cards from Sopio Deck 2 later in the year. Lightwood’s catalogue also includes licensed card game adaptations of Stak Bots and Hero Brigade.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.1 or later
* 18.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
King Of Sopio 1.01 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play. Reviewers can contact Chris Newman for promotional download codes for any of the company’s games.

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Lightwood Games is a trading name of Lightwood Consultancy Ltd, a small company based on Stoke-on-Trent, UK. Established in 1999, Lightwood gained a reputation for producing high quality software for clients around the world. After a decade of delivering web-based projects for clients as diverse as motor traders, stock photography sites, roleplaying games and licensed real money poker operators, the developers found the lure of the new generation of mobile phones too strong to resist and extended their skills to provide consulting services in this sector. The company began developing games for iOS in 2010. Since then, the company has continued to focus on producing high quality applications in the puzzle game genre, and now concentrates exclusively on its mobile game output. In April 2012, Lightwood’s developers won two awards at the UK’s first GameHack event for their game Plasma Party. They won “Best Use of Mobile” and “Most Innovative App” for developing a unique multiple screen gaming platform in just 24 hours. Copyright (C) 2015 Lightwood Consultancy Ltd. 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.

PopChar X 7.1 – extended support for emojis and improved installer

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Perg, Austria – Ergonis Software today releases PopChar X 7.1, an improved version of the company’s award-winning tool for finding and inserting special characters and exploring fonts. PopChar X 7.0 introduced the new shape finder, which lets you find special characters simply by drawing their shape. In the meanwhile, users and reviewers alike have already praised the shape finder as the best feature ever since the first release of PopChar nearly 30 years ago.

Version 7.1 offers extended support for the emoji characters, which are so popular today. When an emoji character is not available in the current font, it is now shown in the Apple Color Emoji font, which avoids empty cells in the PopChar table. Also, PopChar now shows the names of the Emoji skin tone characters.

The new version also highly improves the convenience of getting informed about and installing new versions. When a new version is available, you can now check the new features and enhancements before downloading the new version. The built-in installer has been adapted to new functions and appearance of Yosemite and helps with purchasing and updating licenses when the current license does not cover the new version.

PopChar X 7.1 finally adds many further improvements and enhancements that improve overall stability and compatibility with Yosemite and third-party applications like Filemaker. Visit Ergonis Software’s website to learn more about the changes in this release and to download a trial copy.

PopChar solves a problem faced by every technologist and multi-lingual worker. Inserting special characters into application documents can be frustrating and results in a steady loss of productivity. With PopChar, thousands of special characters are only a few clicks away. Just pop up the PopChar window, click the desired character, and the character appears in your current document right away. Starting with PopChar 7, you can even find special characters by simply drawing them.

System Requirements:
PopChar X 7 requires Mac OS X 10.6 or newer and is fully compatible with OS X Yosemite (10.10).

Availability and Ordering:
PopChar X can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to PopChar X 7.1 is free for anyone who owns a license for PopChar X 7 or purchased a license for PopChar X 6 on or after March 1st 2014. Upgrade paths are available for customers who purchased their license before that date. For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, see the company’s web site. Instead of purchasing PopChar separately, customers can save money by ordering the Ergonis Productivity Bundle, which also includes the text expander Typinator and the keyboard shortcut helper KeyCue.

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Ergonis Software develops ergonomic and intuitive software that boosts the productivity of Mac and PC users. Ergonis Software, a privately held company founded in 2002, is headquartered in Perg, Austria. Copyright 2002-2015 Ergonis Software Gmbh. All Rights Reserved. Ergonis products are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Ergonis Software GmbH. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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