Station 1.0 – Multilevel Dock for macOS

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Plymouth, Minnesota – True North Software today is very proud to announce the release of Station 1.0, the company’s new multilevel (hierarchical) launcher for OS X. Station helps promote a more natural organization of applications and documents into folders. With nested folders, you can arrange items in Station in a way that fits your workflow with an uncluttered look and feel. Scalability is greatly increased through logical groupings thus increasing the sheer number of items that can be added to Station without having to shrink the launcher size.

Productivity is increased because related items can be grouped together into a single folder. For example, one folder can contain work related items and another folder gaming items. Another useful feature of Station is the ability to launch, all at once, the items in a launch folder. This is useful when switching between tasks like business and spreadsheets to graphics work. With ten levels of folders available, enough space is provided to spread out even the most diverse set of applications and documents.

Station also implements scrollbars when a launch panel exceeds the width or height of the screen. This design also does away with the need for magnification or shrinking the height of the launch panel so your icons remain one height thus making them more readable.

Station Features:
* Up to ten levels of folders can be shown
* The size of the icons can range from 32 to 64 points
* Icons can be assigned to folders to give them a more distinctive feel
* All applications and documents in a folder can be launched all at once
* Station can be displayed on the left, right or bottom side of the screen
* Station can be displayed statically (always shown) or automatically hidden when not needed
* The display name of a folder can be renamed (e.g. “untitled” to “Graphics”)
* Scrollbar support for launch panels that exceed screen dimensions
* Fullscreen and multiscreen support

System Requirements:
* Requires MacOS 10.10 or higher
* 64-bit processor
* 13.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Station 1.0 is priced at $14.99 and is available on the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. A demo version is available from the True North Website.

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Located in Plymouth, Minnesota/USA, True North Software, founded in 2003, provides design solutions for Apple platforms. With a passion for Apple technologies, our focus is to provide real world solutions that make a difference in the lives of people. All Material and Software (C) 2003-2016 True North Software / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Crop-Size Offers Powerful Resizing, Cropping, & Editing for iOS Users

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Minsk, Belarus – Independent developer, Alexey Khutorschikov today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Crop-Size 2.5.5, an important update to his popular photo editing solution for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app offers iOS users the ability to quickly and easily crop, resize, and edit any photos stored on their device or in iCloud. In addition to its comprehensive cropping and resizing tools, Crop-Size offers a number of filters and effects that can be applied to any photo or group of photos, and the combination of filters can be saved as part of a program to be applied to other photos.

Crop-Size allows users to easily prepare beautiful photos for sharing with family and friends, via Facebook and Instagram. The apps powerful features also allow users to create professional-looking images for use in presentations, websites, and business documents. While powerful, the app was designed with three simple principles in mind. First, to offer the user as much control and power over their image editing as possible. Two, make the process as simple and intuitive as is practical. Last but not least, the entire editing process should be designed to offer the desired results in a minimal amount of time.

“Taking photos on the iPhone and iPad is an incredibly simple and enjoyable process,” says Crop-Size creator Alexey Khutorschikov. “I’ve always felt that the process of resizing and editing photos should be just as simple and fun as taking them. However, I’ve never believed making editing easy should bring any sacrifice to an app’s power. So, I sat down and created Crop-Size. It brings powerful photo resizing, cropping, and editing tools to iOS device users, but without the complicated controls of some of those other apps.”

Unlike many other image editing apps available for iOS devices, Crop-Size offers users the ability to specify exact dimensions when cropping and resizing images. Customizable presets help facilitate this task, and the app’s precise single-pixel correction feature gets the job done when it is necessary to slightly adjust an images size or position. For the greatest flexibility when editing, the app can be set to use measurements of pixels, inches or centimeters.

While resizing and cropping photos is a marque feature of Crop-Size, the app offers so much more than just that. It also offers a number of photo filters and effects, all of which can be applied to an image in any combination, and as many times as desired in any single session. Plus, users can easily see which effects have been applied to an image, making it easy to track changes. In addition, any action applied to a photo or batch of photos can be stored as programs for use in future photo editing sessions.

Crop-Size is excellent for both single and batch processing of images. Batch processing allows users to apply resizing, cropping, or other edits made to a photo to be made to multiple photos at once. Using batch processing and programs allow users to quickly and easily apply changes to large amounts of photos, without the need for unneeded and monotonous repetition. Plus, all editing actions are stored in a handy editing history list, which allows users to undo, redo, or jump to any step in their editing history.

Users will also appreciate the handy information that is available about each image. Information includes: format, filesize, dimensions, and metadata. The information is always available, and it can be modified during the editing process.

Crop-Size offers a number of cropping, resizing, and editing features:

* Manual input
* Move, resize, scale images via gestures
* Rotation 360 degrees with manual input
* Ratio control with customizable ratio presets
* 1px correction
* Cropping grid

* Manual input of dimensions
* Relative size slider with manual input
* Customizable size presets
* Actual size preview
* Ratio control
* Resize modes: Stretch, Clip, & Insert
* Fill colors for insert mode

* Flip and rotate images via a single gesture
* Info about actual photo dimensions and filesize estimation
* Pixels, centimeters, and inches can be used as main units
* History (undo/redo) with list of actions
* Choice of photo version: original, or most recent

* Apply multiple effects simultaneously
* Intensity slider
* Effect result preview with zoom in/out

* Selected photo metadata preview
* Metadata editor to manage Basic, TIFF, EXIF, JFIF, PNG, IPTC, & GPS metadata

* Photo library with albums
* Photo preview, (including photo details and metadata)
* Multi selection
* Camera
* Programs manager with ability to run programs

Export (Share)
* Preview with zoom in/out
* Auto, JPEG with quality slider, PNG and TIFF(*) output formats
* Filesize estimation for selected format
* Batch processing
* Share finished images via iCloud, Email, Facebook, Twitter, iMessage, & more
* Program creation

(*) TIFF is available only for iPhone 5/iPad retina/iPad mini 2 devices and newer.

Maximum photo sizes in Crop-Size is limited only by the device it is used on:
* iPhone 4s/iPad mini/iPod touch 5 and lower – 3264 px
* iPhone 5(s)/iPad with Retina display/iPad Air/iPad mini 2-3/iPod 6 – 5000 px
* iPhone 6/iPad Air 2 and newer – 7000 px

Crop-Size users love the app for its lightweight user interface and powerful features. The previous version of the app received a 5-star rating worldwide, and the average rating for all versions of the app is 4.5 stars worldwide.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 10.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Crop-Size 2.5.5 is $2.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies), and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category. Review codes are available upon request.

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Independent developer Alexey Khutorschikov is an iOS and web developer based in Minsk, Belarus. Alexey has spent the last three years developing a collection of specialized photo editing solutions for iOS devices. The first version of his flagship app, Crop-Size, was released in the fall of 2013, and has since received multiple improvements to make it the comprehensive photo editing app it is today. All Material and Software Copyright (C) 2016 Alexey Khutorschikov. 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.

DrumCore 4 AAX/VST3/AU Plug-in for Mac and Windows is Now Shipping

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Los Altos, California – Sonoma Wire Works, makers of RiffWorks(TM) recording software, the FourTrack(TM) iOS recording app, and the GuitarJack Stage(TM) and StudioJack Mini(TM) audio interfaces for desktop and mobile, has released DrumCore 4(R), the highly anticipated AAX/VST3/AU plug-in for Mac OS(R) and Windows(R).

An upgrade to the award-winning DrumCore 3 and KitCore 2 plug-in drum instruments, DrumCore 4 now works with most popular 64-bit recording software, and includes 24-bit audio loops, MIDI loops, multi-velocity sampled drum kits, groove browser, song timeline, mixer, effects and more. Royalty free recordings of celebrity drummers are provided as tempo-adjustable GrooveSets in a wide variety of styles. Users can create their own grooves using the included drum kits, which are MIDI-mapped and customizable, making DrumCore easy to use with external controllers.

DrumCore 4 Editions and Drummers:
DrumCore 4 is available in three editions that contain the same plug-in. The differences are how it is delivered to you (download, USB Flash drive, or Solid State drive) and how much content is included by famous drummers who have played with the bands listed below. All editions can be expanded on the fly with content by more than 25 drummers in DrumCore 4’s new built-in online store.

* DrumCore 4 Lite contains 4 GB of content, including 24 GrooveSets (1,400 audio loops and 800 MIDI loops) by 13 celebrity drummers, and 11 multi-velocity sampled kits. DrumCore 4 Lite is available as a download.

Lite includes content by 13 drummers: Alan White (Yes, Lennon), Ben Smith (Heart), Jeff Anthony (Sheryl Crow), John Bishop (Bobby McFerrin), Lonnie Wilson (Brooks & Dunn), Luis Conte (Sergio Mendes), Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver), Michael Shrieve (Santana), Ned Douglas (Dave Stewart), Sly Dunbar (Bob Marley), Terry Bozzio (Missing Persons), Tony Braunagel (Bonnie Raitt), and Zoro (Lenny Kravitz).

* DrumCore 4 Prime contains 20 GB of content, including 160 GrooveSets (11,000 audio loops and 2,000 MIDI loops) by 17 drummers, and 100 multi-velocity sampled kits. Prime Link is available as a download, and Prime Flash is delivered on a high quality 32 GB USB flash drive for quick installation and easy portability.

Prime includes all of the DC4 Lite content (more from many of them), plus 4 more drummers: Gregg Keplinger (Herb Ellis, Carter Jefferson), John Tempesta (The Cult, Testament), Matt Cameron (Sound Garden, Pearl Jam), and Stephen Perkins (Janes Addiction, Porno for Pyros, Nine Inch Nails).

* DrumCore 4 Ultra contains 50 GB of content, including 265 GrooveSets (21,000 audio loops and 3,000 MIDI loops) by 18 drummers, and 139 multi-velocity sampled kits. Ultra’s 50 GB content library comes preloaded on a silent and fast 120 GB USB3 Solid State Drive with space to add more content from DrumCore 4’s online store. Ultra’s external hard drive provides instant access to your DrumCore 4 library whenever and wherever you need it.

Ultra includes all of the DC4 Lite and Prime drum content (with much more content by many of them), plus an additional drummer: Terence Higgins (Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Norah Jones, The Black Crowes).

New Features in DrumCore 4:
* Improved interface
* 64-bit compatibility
* Updated plug-in formats (AAX/VST3/AU)
* Mixer view with insert effects
* Song timeline for assembling loops
* Integrated online store

Sonoma Wire Works acquired the DrumCore product line from Submersible Music in 2009, and has continued to support thousands of professional musicians and producers who rely on DrumCore for their songs, commercials, videos, and performances. Rebuilt from the ground up to be more lightweight, powerful and modern, DrumCore 4 marks the first update by the Sonoma Wire Works team.

Douglas Wright, the president of Sonoma Wire Works, had this to say about DrumCore 4, “DrumCore is an amazing product with many fans in the music industry. For DrumCore 4, we’ve done our best to keep many features that made DrumCore great while adding powerful new tools that give the user even more options for their sound.”

DrumCore 4 is available from Sonoma Wire Works’ online store and select dealers and distributors worldwide. ILIO is now the exclusive North American distributor for DrumCore 4.

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Incorporated in 2003 and headquartered in Los Altos, California, Sonoma Wire Works develops products and services that help musicians enjoy playing, recording and sharing music. Sonoma Wire Works’ flagship product is RiffWorks(TM) guitar recording software which has received multiple awards for performance and innovation, including a NAMM Best in Show Trendsetter Award. FourTrack(TM), StudioTrack(TM) and GuitarTone(TM) iOS apps are also developed by Sonoma. Drum products by Sonoma include the DrumCore(R) plug-in and content library and the Discrete Drums content library. (C) 2016 Sonoma Wire Works. All rights reserved. DrumCore is a registered trademark of Sonoma Wire Works. RiffWorks, GuitarJack, StudioJack and Discrete Drums are trademarks of Sonoma Wire Works. Mac OS is a registered trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. VST is a registered trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

iNutrients: New Entire USDA National Nutrient DB: Calories to Vitamin K

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Revere, Massachusetts – Indie developer James Hollender has announced new version 3.0 of his iNutrients app with the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for: Calories, Carbohydrates, Dietary Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars & Vitamin K. The database now includes 8,789 different foods and 15,438 food servings. The database has been updated to the latest available from USDA, SR28.

Despite the enormous number of foods and food servings in the USDA National Nutrient Database, there are still many which aren’t included, especially most name brands. Having the capability of defining Custom Foods that are missing fills this gap, which then makes keeping track of daily nutritional intake more complete.

It’s extremely slick to be able to input the information from a packaged food’s nutrition label and moments later see color codings for all ten nutrients indicating the ranking of their concentration. As an example the developer talks about a popular brand name frozen dinner. Once the data from the nutrition label is input and saved, the color rankings show up for the Custom Food indicating Carbohydrates are Extremely High (Black); Sodium is Very High (Dark Red); Calories are High (Red); Potassium, Saturated Fat & Sugars are Moderately High (Orange); Proteins are Moderate (Yellow); Cholesterol & Fiber are Moderately Low (Light Green); and Vitamin K is Unknown (Gray) because data wasn’t available. This immediately points out that maybe this small meal, eaten frequently, isn’t as nutritionally good as originally thought.

Each Custom Food Definition has one main Serving Size and an allowance to add up to three additional ones. Nutrient data is extrapolated for each of the additional Serving Sizes based on their weight compared to the main Serving Size. There is nothing that prevents the user from collecting nutritional information for a complete meal and then creating a single Custom Food for that meal. This provides the capability to speed input of the same meal eaten frequently.

All Custom Food Definitions are automatically included in searches of the entire USDA database.

If for some reason the user doesn’t agree with the developer’s default Color Scales for the ten nutrients covered, each individual scale can be customized. Making a change will be reflected for all previously recorded data when next presented.

The iNutrients app provides information based on the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference concerning ten key nutrients:

* Calories – Great for anyone concerned about weight management
* Carbohydrates – Used to make glucose which is the fuel that gives you energy; very helpful to diabetics needing to restrict their carbohydrate intake
* Cholesterol – Dietary Cholesterol – Aids in the production of Vitamin D
* Fiber – Essential for cardiovascular health; prevents constipation; improves control of diabetes
* Potassium – Helps with anxiety and stress; blood pressure; brain function; cramps, and more
* Proteins – Important for Bodybuilders, Vegetarians or Vegans
* Saturated Fat – Eat only moderate amounts to keep healthy; helpful to those with heart conditions on restricted diets
* Sodium – Would you believe there’s sodium in water
* Sugars – Help keep your sugar intake under control
* Vitamin K – Vitamins K1, K1D & K2 – Extremely important for anyone taking blood thinning medications like Coumadin or Warfarin

These nutrients are listed and presented throughout the app in alphabetical order. Icons used to help easily identify the nutrients are from other apps by the developer, each covering a single nutrient corresponding to the nutrients in this app are used throughout.

iNutrients utilizes information taken from 100% of the USDA National Nutrient Database for each of these ten nutrients, unlike the individual apps which only cover less than 10% of what’s available. Users will find the Search functionality lightning fast as all needed infromation from the USDA database is local to the app – no internet connectivity is required.

From the Search functionality the user can save information for the foods they eat each day. They are able to pick a serving size and then either record a multiple of 0.1 – 9.9 servings; or optionally create a custom serving size from 1 to 500 grams. As they change the serving size they can graphically see the the effect on the various nutrients via color coding ranging from white to black:

* Black – Extremely High
* Dark Red – Very High
* Red – High
* Orange – Moderately High
* Yellow – Moderate
* Light Green – Moderately Low
* Green – Low
* Light Blue – Very Low
* White – Extremely Low

* Gray – data not available

The My Data section allows users to access up to a full year’s worth of Food Serving Intake Items stored in their Personal iNutrients Database. Select any Intake Item to get the complete information available. From the display users can tap the Action button in the upper right corner to:

* Delete – Delete the current Food Serving

* Change Number of Servings – Change the number of Servings for the current Food Intake Item

* Change the Intake Date – Move the current Food Serving to another day. – This is extremely useful if the user wasn’t able to enter what they’ve eaten on the day it occurred; just simply enter it and then use this function to change to the date needed

* Copy the Intake Item to Today – This allows the user to copy an individual Food Intake Item from any day, making a copy for the current day

Also available is an allowance to copy all the Food Intake Items from a single day to the current day. This is extremely handy for people who eat the same foods on a regular basis. The Customize section provides a means for users to create their own Custom Color Scale for each nutrient if desired in addition to the new feature of creating or updating Custom Food Definitions.

This universal app shows rotating images occasionally on the right, when run on an iPad, that are representative of the 25 different Food Groups designated by the USDA. Versions of these images will typically be seen whenever a food group is identified on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. More features are planned for upcoming future releases, especially in the areas of customization and reporting.

James Hollender is also the creator of the Life Inventory apps which allow users to discover more about themselves than they ever thought possible, and at just a small fraction the cost of a single visit to a therapist. There are Life Inventory App Bundles available that include the iNutrients app to give you extra savings.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
* iOS 6.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 40.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
iNutrients 3.0 is $4.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the iTunes App Store in the Health & Fitness and Medical categories. For the price of 2 individual nutrient apps, users can get all 10 nutrients in a single app. Review copies are available on request to qualified organizations.

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Based in Revere, Massachusetts, Indie developer James Hollender is a well seasoned Information Technology professional who has been familiar with Apple products since the days of the first Macintosh computer and has been involved with object oriented programming since the introduction of Java, culminating most recently in writing apps in Objective C for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. His innovative ideas have resulted in numerous suggestions and other awards including a commendation from The President of the United States. James Hollender has been involved writing iPad apps with Foliage, Kronos, Olympus, Agero and now Valmarc. Copyright (C) 2010-2016 James Hollender. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, 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.

Check Writer III – Print checks and their accompanying letter from Mac

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Wilmington, Delaware – Match Software(TM) today is pleased to announce the release of Check Writer III to easily create and print checks, as well as their accompanying letter, from any Mac, OS X or macOS Sierra. Checks can be highly customized, and printed on regular letter-size paper or professional looking check refill paper available from fine office supply and online stores. For instance, Versacheck #1000, #1001, #1002, #3000, and Personal Checks # 3001. Even non standard sheets can be used, thanks to very precise setting of checks dimensions.

Checks layout can be modified with choice of fonts, and each element of the check can be moved at will. It is possible to suppress printing of certain elements if they are already present on the check stock. Signature can be added and printed at the same time. Pictures can be inserted for logos and illustrations. Photographs and images can be used as background.

The Register acts as a record book, and keeps all transactions in an easy column format, like the paper booklet. Each transaction can be viewed, reconciled, and checks can be viewed or printed again if needed. Deposits and other debits such as ATM debits can be added. Balance is calculated automatically. Multiple accounts are supported, with instantaneous switch between them. Records can easily be exported in CSV format for use in spreadsheet or database.

The built in word processor supports RTF (Rich Text Format), fonts, styles, colors and pictures. Letters can be saved and loaded as templates for different usages. With the exclusive merge function, data from the check automatically show in the letter name and address of the payee, amount, number, as well as what the check is for.

Checks can be printed immediately on the different kinds of paper, such as vouchers with checks on top, middle or bottom position. For three checks per page forms, checks can be memorized and printed later in batches, so all slots are used. Blank checks can be printed in any number, to be used later as regular paper checks.

MICR Toner (magnetic ink) supported for any serious check printing, to comply with the American Banking Association MICR E13B standard. MICR E13B printing complies with ANSI X9.27-1995, ANSI X9.100-160-1-2009, and Canadian CPA006 standards. Extremely accurate MICR E13B technology is used to print special characters at the bottom of checks so they are recognized by bank processing.

Pricing and Availability:
Check Writer III list price is $19.99 (USD) for download delivery. Check Writer III is immediately available in the Mac App Store, as well as on the CheckWriter-Printer site, where users can download a free evaluation copy. Check Writer III is offered in English, French and Spanish.

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Match Software was founded in 1987 by Michel Bujardet, with the goal of providing fonts and fonts utilities to both PC and Mac users. It is located in Wilmington, Delaware. Match Software supplies especially crafted MICR fonts to print magnetic information at the bottom of checks as well as calibration software, and MICR verification and positioning gauges. The MICR E13B and CMC-7 fonts have been selected by national and regional banks throughout the world. Match Software also offers a collection of exclusive fonts for handwriting, calligraphy, dingbats, decorative, and pure typography. The School Fonts division supplies fine fonts to teach and learn handwriting for D’Nealian and Zaner-Bloser methods. Numerous schools from around the world are using them. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Match Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, macOS 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.

Color Crawl 1.0 Offers Mobile Gamers a Deceivingly Simple Challenge

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Hyderabad, India – 9P Studio today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Color Crawl, their addictive new game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, and Windows mobile devices. Color Crawl offers players a deceivingly simple challenge, keep your colored ball on the same color wall, and avoid hitting obstacles. Controls are also simple, tap the screen to make the ball jump from one wall to the other. It all sounds simple, but once the ball gets rolling, the challenge really begins.

Color Crawl starts out at a leisurely pace in the easy levels, offering a chance for players to get used to the controls, and adapt to the game’s unusual style of play. However, things quickly begin to get hectic as the game’s pace picks up, obstacles begin to appear in the ball’s path, and the player collects stars along the way. Be sure to grab the stars, as they can be used to unlock additional levels to play with inside the game, as well as to continue a level from where they last left off.

“The entire 9P Studio team are fans of the popular ‘Color Switch’ game. We all had it on our devices, and we loved challenging each other to beat each our high scores. When we decided to create a new game, we were inspired by our experience with Color Switch,” says 9P Studio CEO Vikram Sethia. “But, instead of just creating a direct copy of an established game, we all sat down and figured out a way to put an exciting new spin on an established game. Color Crawl is the entertaining results of our labor.”

This game offers everyone an entertaining challenge, requiring them to hone both their hand/eye coordination and reflexes. Players must get into the correct rhythm and state of mind, or they are doomed to fail. While the game is challenging, it also addictive, and players will find themselves playing “just one more time!” (Over and over again.)

* Simple to learn ‘tap-to-move’ controls
* Challenges reflexes and hand/eye coordination
* Fast moving graphic action
* Driving soundtrack and pulsating game sounds
* Unlock multiple characters and new levels by collecting stars
* Continue a level by using collected stars
* Easy-to-follow tutorial level
* Game Center compatible

As the player’s ball continues along its way to the finish line, they’ll be faced with challenges such as spikes, stationary & moving barriers, buzzsaws, triangles, and other obstacles, each one requiring exact timing and skill to move past and advance to the finish line in order to complete the level. Players will also want to think ahead, so they can also pick up the bonus stars along the way that can be used to unlock playable characters and to start levels where they left off. 9P Studio also has a new game mode currently in development that is certain to offer an even tougher challenge for players.

In addition to Color Crawl’s challenging action, players will also find they are driven ever forward by the game’s pulsating soundtrack and game sounds. The game’s audio effects and energetic music sets the mood for the game, enhancing the fun factor of its already challenging gameplay and excitement. Players can also challenge their friends, as well as compare their high scores with other players, via the game’s handy Game Center feature.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 and above
* 40.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Color Crawl 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Players can turn off ads and buy more stars via convenient in-app purchases. An Android version is available through Google Play, and versions are also available for Windows PCs and Windows Phones.

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9P Studio was founded in Hyderabad, India. At 9P Studio, they don’t just make apps, they make well designed apps. The company was started with the core objective of developing apps that are functionally flawless, visually delightful, and are a joy to use. This objective is reflected in every app they develop. The mobile devices released over the last few years have ushered in a whole new consciousness to mainstream application development. It is no longer sufficient to just make functional apps. Today’s apps need to be designed from the ground up with the user experience in mind, in addition to which they also need to be visually pleasing. 9P Studio intends to spread this philosophy. It is with this objective in mind that they dedicate an equal amount of effort to engineer the user experience for their apps, as they do for coding and testing. For 9P Studio, user experience is not an afterthought, it’s what they strive to achieve right from the moment they begin working on an app. All Material and Software Copyright (C) 2016 9P Studio. 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.

Mac Backup Guru 6.0 Offers Speed Boost, Improved Incremental Backups

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Auckland, New Zealand – MacDaddy today is pleased to announce the release of Mac Backup Guru 6.0, an important update to their innovative backup app for Mac OS X. The app offers direct cloning, synchronization, and incremental snapshots of data. All three backup functions can backup any amount of data, from single files to entire volumes of data. The version 6.0 release offers a number of improvements, including faster backups, user interface improvements, an updated copy engine, and an improved incremental backup process.

Mac Backup Guru offers a clean, easy-to-use interface, making it simple for anyone to safely backup their important data. Users can easily clone a drive, synchronize their backups, and even create incremental snapshots of their data, all from the app’s easy-to-follow, animated interface.

“They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and that was certainly true in the case of Mac Backup Guru,” commented Ben Slaney of MacDaddy. “We had a particular set of needs that no backup solution on the market was able to meet, so we decided to just create our own! We’ve refined the app over the successive versions, and we’re extremely proud of our latest.”

Direct Cloning:
The Direct Cloning function creates an exact duplicate of a folder or disk. Direct Cloning easily makes a direct copy of anything a user tells it to copy. Users who have attempted to make a backup of their System folder by simply dragging & dropping the folder to another drive know that method simply doesn’t work. Mac Backup Guru can easily make an exact copy of anything marked for backup, whether it’s terabytes of data, or the complex folder hierarchy of the System folder.

Synchronization is the answer if a user already has a partial backup of their data and wants to make sure that all of the folders and files that are different between the source and destination are included in the backup. Synchronization performs this by only copying the files that have changed. If it finds any files on the destination disk that are no longer on the source disk, it moves them to the trash. The result is a clone of the source directory,

Incremental Snapshots:
If a user were to make a complete backup of a 500GB hard drive each time, it would require a multiple terabyte capacity backup drive to hold even just a few backups. Incremental Snapshots allow users to store multiple backups of their drive by storing only fresh copies of the files that have been changed since the previous backup, and the rest are hardlinks to the previous backup. This allows multiple backups using only a fraction of the space needed for a full backup each time, while appearing as a full backup. If you browse through an incremental snapshot in the Finder it looks just like a full disk duplicate. If you were to do a “Get Info” on 10 of them they’ll tell you they’re using 10TB of space – for a 1TB drive. That’s what makes Incremental Snapshots so useful. Users can have multiple “full” backups of their drives, yet use only a fraction of the actual space on their backup drive.

* Simple, reliable utility to create copies of files
* Incremental Snapshots, which use about one tenth of the space of a standard backup and are about 10X faster
* Copy & Paste a bootable drive in the Finder (OS X 10.10 and higher)
* Easy to use, animated user interface
* Resumable Backups – Interrupt and restart backups again at any time
* Automatic Backups – Back up a hard drive by simply a plugging in a backup drive
* Synchronized Backups – Any new items are copied to the backup; any items not on the source are moved to the destination drive’s trash

When used in Mac OS X 10.10 or higher, Mac Backup Guru offers its own improved version of Copy & Paste via the Finder’s contextual menu. Users can simply copy an entire bootable volume and then paste it to another HFS+ volume, thereby creating a new bootable volume. All of the original volume’s metadata and permissions are kept fully intact, and the Copy & Paste functions are also resumable, if needed.

Version 6.0 Update Highlights:
* Speed improvements
* User interface improvements
* Improved copying engine
* Improved incremental backup process

Mac Backup Guru makes keeping important files backed up easier than ever. Users no longer have to wait for a backup to finish before getting resuming their work. The app runs quietly in the background, (using minimal resources), efficiently making bootable backups of the Mac file system, while the users can continue to work on other important things. Backups can also be easily scheduled for any time of day, so there’s no need to worry about remembering to backup any new work. If the app isn’t running at the scheduled backup time, Mac Backup Guru will start up in the background and begin the backup.

Creating bootable backups with Mac Backup Guru is just a matter of a few clicks of the mouse. Simply select a volume to backup, and then select the destination volume. The app will create a bootable copy of the original volume. Users can then boot their Mac from the external backup, (if needed), by simply holding down the Option key while their Mac boots up.

Mac Backup Guru is intelligent. If the backup drive isn’t attached to the Mac when it’s time for a scheduled backup, there is nothing to worry about. Backup Guru will automatically run the next time it sees that drive attached. The app will even notify you if there is a backup pending when it opens. Restoring from a backup is just as easy; simply select which backup to restore from, and which drive to restore to. Mac Backup Guru does the rest, quickly and efficiently restoring all of the backed up data to the destination drive.

“We are constantly at work on improving Mac Backup Guru, ensuring that it is the easiest to use backup solution around, while also making sure it is the most comprehensive backup system available today,” continued Slaney. “Version 6.0 is the best version so far, but we’re still working to make the next edition even better.”

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.9 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 5.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Mac Backup Guru 6.0 is $29.00 (USD) and is available directly from the publisher’s website. A free trial download is also available. Review copies are available on request.

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MacDaddy, a subsidiary of Mac OSX File Recovery, aims to bring the most powerful but easy to use disk utilities for OS X to the public. MacDaddy is dedicated to making extremely powerful low-level software that is ridiculously easy to use. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 MacDaddy. 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.

Gummy Fruit Cascade Drop Mania for iOS – New Match 3 Game with a Twist

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Independent developer, Nada Fahim today is very proud to announce the release of Gummy Fruit Cascade Drop Mania 1.0, an addictive match 3 game developed for iOS devices as well as Facebook. This dynamic new game launches with 100 levels and uses a cell connect mechanic where players must connect cells with matching fruits of type and color in order to achieve the goal of the mission.

Stop crushing and start squishing! Players must connect fruit candy to match 3 or more and create waves of excitement and brilliant visuals and so much more. Match your way around this fruit candy world! Let’s Go Gummy Fruit! Travel whatever and whenever you want! From green forests to lakes and snowy frozen lands and more coming soon.

* Play over 100 gummified levels across dozens of lands – More levels than any other Match-3 game
* Unique boosts! Including Shuffle, bomb, extra moves, and more
* Huge rewards – Score in-game items just for playing

Taste the latest flavor of Match-3 games and sweeten the value of neighboring gummies. Easy to learn but challenging to master. Are you ready to be the King of the fruit Kingdom? Compete in new puzzle tournaments to see who’s the cleverest in the Kingdom!

The Gummy Fruit Kingdom is in danger:
* Travel through dangerous map as you continue your saga to save your kingdom
* This journey takes you through a whole new world of fantastic gummies

Find big matches to create Sweet Spots for explosive combos and big bonuses:
* Match 4 or more fruits to create Sweet Spots and blast your way to victory
* Pop all the candy fruits of one color, blast the board in all directions, and more

Battle the imaginary Gummy Fruit King in the exciting Battle Mode:
* Stun the evil King with big matches before he Goops up your candies
* Crush all obstacles to be the King in crazy puzzle battles
* Match candy fruits to create big combos shine as a King

Play through over 100 levels of fruit candy collecting craziness:
* Stock up on wrapped candy, Jelly Beans and gummies that look good enough to eat
* Match at least three pieces of candy to crush them and add them to your collection
* Collect all the candies of a certain color to win

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

Pricing and Availability:
Gummy Fruit Cascade Drop Mania 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download this swap and pop game and start your sweet saga and enjoy matching fruits like playing diamond, jewel, gem, bubble, and candy blast addictive puzzle games today. Free to play with Free updates including new levels, obstacles, candies, and more every week.

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Nada Fahim is based in Dubai, UAE, founded on 2011. Nada Fahim is a privately held company focusing solely on mobile applications. Nada Fahim builds exciting applications on the iPhone/iPad platform but other platforms such as Android and Windows mobile are also targeted. The philosophy behind all its application is bringing in fun, productivity and ease of use in the mobile user experience. Copyright (C) 2016 Nada Fahim. 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.

Fantasy meets bartending in Potion Punch for iOS

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Quezon City, Philippines – Monstronauts has just released a major update for Potion Punch 2.1, their first original mobile game for iPhone and iPad devices. Fantasy meets bartending in literally the most colorful time-management game ever. Play as a bartending alchemist or an alchemic barista, and craft potions for a bunch of quirky adventurers in a medieval fantasy world.

Potion Punch presents long-time players of the time-management genre with a new challenge. Through clever mixing and matching, apply your knowledge of color theory and concoct potions that span the color spectrum. Become a master color practitioner in order to conquer the palates of the medieval world. Version 2.1 brings with it revamped game graphics and a new chapter – Elves and the Wildwood Forest.

Key Features:
* Color-mixing gameplay based on color theory
* Craft potions by combining essences, condiments, garnishes, and spell runes
* Cook exotic snacks for humans, elves, dwarves, and more
* Set up shop in up to 7 unique locations across the land – from the cheery Starluck Village to the majestic Emberlion Kingdom
* Flexible upgrade system lets you upgrade your potion shop to fit your playing style
* Fully-animated hand-drawn graphics
* Mood-inducing musical compositions

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

Pricing and Availability:
Potion Punch 2.1 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. For morning information about Potion Punch or Monstronauts, please contact Allen Tan.

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Founded in 2015, Monstronauts is a game development studio with a lot of imagination. But really, we’d rather describe ourselves as a bunch of game geeks super obsessed with creating our own original games. We’re here to remind people to stop and have a bit more fun in their lives – for hours and hours on end. We’re committed to delivering high-quality gaming experiences for all types of gamers. Welcome to our world. Welcome to fun! Copyright (C) 2016 Monstronauts Inc. All Rights Reserved. Potion Punch, and Monstronauts are registered trademarks of Monstronauts Inc. in the Philippines and/or other countries. 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.

Gunning for Candy Crush, Tiny Bombs Boom out now on iPhone and iPad

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Sheffield, United Kingdom – Candy Crush killer wannabe Tiny Bombs Boom takes Match-3 to a whole new level of game play madness on iOS. Fusing action and match-3 puzzle elements with mini-games, Tiny Bombs Boom aims for a more edge-of-your-seat style game play. With 10 great mini-games thrown into the mix, Tiny Bombs Boom offers the player amazing replay value.

The aim of the game is to stop the elusive bad guys from blowing up the holiday inn hotel. The player has to fight their way from floor to floor of the hotel defusing bombs in the puzzle area. The game is a fun and challenging match-3 style game with crazy power-ups and hazards, for example time can be sped up or reversed which directly affects bomb timers which either puts the player on the edge of their seat or gives them a little breathing room when facing a fragmented field.

Main features of the game include:
* Free to play
* Fun and challenging match 3 madness
* 1000 levels to clear
* 10 unique mini-games to unlock
* Power-ups and hazards
* Earn coins to help complete more difficult levels

The player can unlock fun and progressively challenging new and unique sub / mini-games as they play, including:
* Catchy Drop – Stop an out of control elevator
* Matchy Me – Test your memory under pressure
* Smashy Peg – Try out your shooting skills
* Crossy Crissy – Crossing the road just got hard
* Chicky Run – Take on traffic head on
* Flappy Bob – Flap your way to freedom
* Shooty Ships – Blast the aliens in space
* Batty Bricky – Time to relax and break down Yossa’s wall
* Savey City – Save the city from alien invasion
* Stacky Stacks – Try out your stacking skills

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

Pricing and Availability:
Tiny Bombs Boom! 1.0.2 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Also available for Android phones and tablets on Google Play.

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DrMop Games is a UK-based company dedicated to bringing fun and innovative games to mobile and web game players around the world. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 DrMop Games. 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.

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