Stairways Software Releases Keyboard Maestro 8.0

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Perth, Australia – Stairways Software Pty Ltd is pleased to announce Keyboard Maestro 8.0, the new version of its powerful productivity enhancer for OS X.

Version 8 refines the editor in a variety of ways, adding more help, text size control, machine learning, more drag & drop, Touch Bar support, context sensitive assistance and much more.

Version 8 continues the long tradition of putting more power at your finger tips, introducing the Cron trigger for calendar based macros, Gesture triggers drawn with the mouse, Remote triggering for integration with web services, Clipboard filtering and more.

The new version expands on the MIDI support to allow far deeper control both in triggering macros and sending packets.

With the addition of Dictionaries, you can now store structured information, and Macro-local variables allow you to write cleaner macros.

The editor now has full Open Scripting Architecture support, allowing you to construct, control and adjust macros programmatically.

And, of course, version 8 lets you do even more, adding many new input actions, more Control Flow options, actions to send messages, more user interface control and further enhancements to the Custom HTML windows. There are plenty of new conditions, collections, tokens and functions as well.

Watch the What’s New Video on the home page to see some of the new features, or the Introduction video if you are new to Keyboard Maestro.

With over a hundred other improvements, there is bound to be something for everyone.

Keyboard Maestro 8.0 requires OS X Yosemite 10.10.0 or later.

Editor Improvements
* Added new Assistance system to help novices trouble shoot any early issues
* Large Text size support in editor lists (Macros, Groups, Library, etc.)
* Full AppleScript Support in the Editor
* Added Machine Learning system to By Name selectors
* Added dragging of macros/macro groups to action macro selector popup menus
* Added basic Touch Bar support
* Added Actions menu
* Added Run Macro menu and toolbar item to run the currently selected macro
* Added Engroup Actions (into a new Group, Macro, For Each, While, etc.)
* Added Degroup Actions
* Added Paste Replacing for actions
* Added Select Macro by Name
* Added Insert Function by Name
* Added Insert Token by Name
* Added Insert Variable by Name
* Added File -> Share menu
* Added Import Macros Disabled menu command
* Adjusted Import Macros menu command to require the Option key
* Added Edit -> Insert Token -> Named Clipboard hierarchical menu
* Added %Delete% to the Insert Token menu
* Show an indiciator of the kind (token, variable, calculation) of each field in the editor
* Support negation (-) in the search fields
* Default to last used variable when creating new actions
* Support changing Safari actions to/from Google Chrome actions
* Support styled text in comments.
* Added an option to hide disabled macro groups
* Added wiki search to Help menu
* Added Make Alias for macros (and command-option dragging macros to groups)
* Play Sound supports sounds in ~/Library/Sounds and ~/Sounds
* Click on macro group label (top right) to select the enclosing macro group
* Adjusted the disclosure behaviour of Execute Macro action
* Added Space, Escape, and Help to the Hot Key selection menu
* Added a disabled color to the action color menu to indicate the color means a matched search
* Added Copy as XML to copy macro groups, macros or actions as XML
* Added View -> Select Groups Column menu item
* Added View -> Select Macros Column menu item
* Added View -> Edit Name menu item
* Added View -> Reveal Parent Group menu item
* Added View -> Last Used, Last Edited, Previous Edited, Next Edited menu items
* Added Select Macro option to macro selector popup menu
* Added Philippe Martin’s Multiple Clipboards to the Macro Library
* Added Rename Finder Files to the Macro Library
* Show a warning on “Press and Hold” actions that are the last action of the macro
* Show a warning when using Open File to open applications with the Default Application
* Show a warning when an Application trigger cannot fire because of the macro group’s settings
* Show a warning when a For Each action does not use its variable
* Show a warning when a string containing test looks like it should be a string matching test
* Support pasting XML actions
* Changed to a patterned color for the search matching indicator
* Color invalid Calculation conditions
* Adjusted the appearance of disabled actions to make them more clearly disabled
* Support quitting the editor by closing the editor window
* When showing a mapping from an empty variable show italic “empty”
* Show “No Forms Found” (etc) when Safari/Chrome popups cannot find any valid entries
* Minor tweaks to the overall appearance
* Removed misleading “Matching” from Search & Replace “String” search
* Double clicking icon image wells opens and sets the Icon Chooser
* The Modifiers condition no longer allows setting a modifier to be both pressed and not pressed

Support dragging macros and macro groups into the macro action list:
* No modifiers: Execute the Macro / Show the Macro Group
* Option: insert a copy of the macro’s actions
* Command-Shift: Enable the Macro / Macro Group
* Option-Shift: Mark the Macro

Support dragging files in as macros or actions:
* Applications as Activate Application action.
* Scripts as the appropriate Execute Script action.
* Other files as Open File actions.

Revamp Clipboard History Switcher & Named Clipboard Switcher:
* New combined appearance
* Additional information (source, type, size, pixel size, time, index)
* Drag Reordering
* Drag from the switcher to image or text fields
* Contextual menu to Paste, Paste Plain, or Paste Image, Duplicate
* Contextual menu to just set the current clipboard without pasting
* Large Text size support in Clipboard Switchers
* Support excluding applications from the clipboard history

Expanded MIDI Support:
* Added MIDI Control Change trigger
* Added MIDI raw packet trigger (SysEx, HUI protocol, etc.)
* Support MIDI trigger recording when the text fields are focused in background
* Added Send MIDI raw packets so you can send any kind of MIDI packet
* Send MIDI action uses calculations so you can send varying notes and control changes
* Handle and split multiple MIDI packets received in a single system MIDI packet

Added Local and Instance Variables:
* Added the concept of Local Variables, local to the macro they are in
* Added the concept of Instance Variables, local to macro execution group they are in

Added Dictionaries:
* Added the concept of dictionaries, mapping (case insensitively) a dictionary name and key name to a value
* Added Set Dictionary Value action
* Added %Dictionary[Dict,Key]% text token
* Added collection of Dictionaries and Keys in a Dictionary
* Added full AppleScript support for accessing Dictionaries

New Triggers:
* Added Cron trigger
* Added Gesture triggers drawn with the trackpad or mouse
* Added Audio Output Changed triggers drawn with the trackpad or mouse
* Added Remote trigger via a Keyboard Maestro server
* Added Clipboard Filter trigger
* Added Audio Output Device Changed trigger
* Added Idle trigger (trigger after the Mac is idle for N minutes)
* Added Export Trigger File which lets you trigger a macro by opening a file

New Actions:
* Added Show Palette of Macros action with (optional) Touch Bar action
* Added Get Touch Bar Selection action
* Added Prompt With List action
* Added Get a URL action (including getting images)
* Added Remote Trigger action
* Added Trigger Macros by Hot Key action
* Added Front Browser actions that work on the most front Safari or Chrome browser
* Added stdin input for Execute a Shell Script action
* Send SMS/iMessage Action
* Added Prompt For File/Folder action
* Added Continue Loop action (continues on to the next iteration)
* Added Retry This Loop action (restarts the current iteration)
* Added Assert action
* Added Split Path action to split a path into its component parts
* Added File as an input/output to many text actions
* Added File and Text as an input option to Lines In & Substrings In collections
* Added initial value to Trigger Macro by Name action
* Set %ActionResult% token to stderr for execute script actions
* Pass parameters to Trigger Macro by Name
* Support XPath in all the Web Browser actions
* Generalized Filter action inputs and outputs
* Generalized Search using Regular Expression action inputs and outputs
* Generalized Search and Replace action inputs and outputs
* Simulate Keystroke can send the key to a non-front application
* Insert Text by Typing can send the keys to a non-front application
* Support Search and Replace action processing the input for each replacement
* Added Full Screen test to Front Window condition
* Added title matches option to Manipulate Window action

New Conditions:
* Added Action Result condition
* Added Mouse Button condition
* Added Trigger Clipboard and Named Clipboard options to the Clipboard condition

New Tokens:
* Support XPath in the %SafariField% (and other) tokens
* %TriggerClipboard%
* %KeyboardLayout%
* weekday option to %ICUDateTimePlus/Minus% tokens to find next occurrence of a specific day of the week
* %Hex2%, %Oct3%, %Dec5%, %Bin8%
* %CalculateFormat%
* %RandomUUID%
* %AudioOutputDevice%
* %FrontBrowserTitle%, etc tokens.
* %FoundImage%

New Functions:

Keyboard Maestro is engineered by Stairways Software Pty Ltd and distributed by FastSpring. Keyboard Maestro is licensed on a per user basis, and an individual user can use it on five Macs.

New customers can purchase Keyboard Maestro for $36 (USD). Customers with five or more users should contact us for a volume discount quote.

Customers who purchased Keyboard Maestro directly from us after March 1, 2017 have been issued a free upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 8. If you have not received your free license, you can find your free license upgrade on our web site.

Customers who purchased Keyboard Maestro version 7 prior to March 1, 2017 can upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 8 for $18 (USD) until 19 November 2017 and for $25 (USD) after that date. Customers who purchased older versions of Keyboard Maestro can upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 8 for $25 (USD). If you have not received your instructions on how to upgrade, you can find details by looking up your Keyboard_Maestro license on our web site.

A fully-functional unlicensed trial version of Keyboard Maestro can be downloaded from our web site.

For sales enquires, volume purchases, customer service, technical support, or to contact project management, our current contact information is listed on our web site.

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Stairways Software was founded in 1995 by Peter N Lewis to further develop and sell the world-class Mac software that made him famous. Stairways is a privately held Propriety Limited company based in Perth, Western Australia, and Peter continues to lead the company as president and chief executive officer. Peter’s goal was to bring high quality Internet and Unix tools to the Mac, combining the traditional Mac ease-of-use with the power of the Internet and Unix. This placed Stairways Software in exactly the right position to capitalize on the massive growth of the Internet from less than one million computers to hundreds of millions. The familiarity with Unix also proved invaluable as Apple transitioned Mac OS to the Unix-based Mac OS X. Along the way we acquired Keyboard Maestro which we ourselves found to be an indispensible productivity tool, and have continued to enhance it, growing it in to the premiere automation tool for macOS. Copyright (C) 2017 Stairways Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad, iPad and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

StatGeek changes Coaches’ Lives with Lineup Software

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Dallas, Texas – StatGeek, LLC today is pleased to announce the release of Lineup and Lineup Plus for Mac. With Lineup and Lineup Plus, users can produce advanced basketball statistics along with statistics on 5-man groups, 2-man groups and 3-man groups in seconds.

Prior to Lineup and Lineup Plus, basketball coaches could only capture such data by watching a game film multiple times and using cumbersome spreadsheets. Also, you could only capture such data AFTER the game is already over. Further, that process often just focused on one team while StatGeek is able to produce data on both teams through just one process.

StatGeek has created a program that works simply by using data captured from the game play-by-play, an output produced by every statistics application including StatGeek’s own Ipad app. Lineup produces advanced statistics such as effective field goal percentage, true shooting percentage and efficiency along with five-man lineup data so a coach can find their most effective lineup. Lineup Plus produces everything above along with data on two and three man groups so a coach can identify the pairs and trios that are working best together no matter which five-man group they are partnered with.

If you can obtain a digital version of your play-by-play after each quarter/half, then you can actually run the program in-game and get all of the above data before crunch time. Both Lineup and Lineup Plus allow for users to correct any errors that may occur due to inaccuracies on the play-by-play. They also produce PDF exports of reports and future releases promise the ability to create custom cumulative reports.

Because each program works off play-by-play data produced by any number of statistics programs, it allows colleges of every level along with high schools, club teams and professional league around the world to get professional level data for a fraction of the cost of many analytic services and certainly less than the cost of hiring your own analytics expert.

Features and capabilities
* Ease of use
* PDF report export
* Data on both teams
* Advanced basketball statistics
* Five-man group basketball statistics (standard and advanced)
* Two-man group basketball statistics
* Three-man group basketball statistics
* Error fixing
* Custom cumulative reporting (coming soon)

Pricing and Availability:
Lineup is available via StatGeek online for $199 USD (12-month subscription). Lineup Plus is $399 USD (12-month subscription). For more information, please contact Matt Sidhom.

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StatGeek is a sports analytics company providing coaches with information and more importantly education as to how data informs better decisions. It was founded by a National Champion and Hall of Fame basketball coach who loves math. Copyright (C) 2017 StatGeek, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, macOS, 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.

Typinator 7.3 – a huge "minor" release – Ready for macOS High Sierra

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Perg, Austria – Ergonis Software today announced Typinator 7.3, a huge maintenance release of their highly acclaimed text expander. Typinator 7.3 is a huge “minor” update and comes with more than 40 enhancements. It is compatible with the upcoming macOS High Sierra, which will be released later this month.

Typinator 7.3 adds import of text substitution files that were exported from System Preferences, improved handling of text substitutions and spell checking when editing expansions, direct support for clickable links in formatted text expansions, access to Typinator’s variables via AppleScript, as well as a new time marker for the UTC offset. With a long list of further usability and compatibility improvements, the new version is a must-have upgrade for every Typinator user.

Typinator is a powerful, yet elegantly simple solution that boosts your productivity by automating the process of inserting frequently used text and auto-correcting typing errors. Across all applications, it detects specific sequences of typed characters and automatically replaces them with text snippets, graphics, URLs, dates and special characters.

System Requirements:
* Requires Mac OS X 10.6 or newer
* Compatible with current preview versions of macOS High Sierra

Availability and Ordering:
Typinator 7.3 can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to Typinator 7.3 is free for Typinator 7 license owners and for anyone who purchased a license for Typinator 6 on or after January 1st 2016. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, see the company’s web site.

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Headquartered in Perg, Austria, Ergonis Software Gmbh is a privately held software development company founded in 2002. With a focus on innovation, Ergonis develops ergonomic and intuitive software that boosts the productivity of Mac and PC users alike. Copyright 2002-2017 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.

Button Software brings out the Ultimate Coloring app for Adults

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Hong Kong, China – Renowned international app developer, Button Software Technology Co., Ltd. today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Becolor 1.0, their new gifted coloring book for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. With several great and innovative features and full of colors, this coloring app is ideal for artistic and creative adults.

“Becolor is a technologically superior way to unleash the inner artistic abilities through colors and it gives a unique sense of satisfaction to its users. Such as ” Said the spokesperson of G-Power while announcing the release of the app. “We crafted Becolor to minimize your effort and make it easy to create something vivid and vibrantly appealing. You are able to color a starry-night with one click and dress a leopard dress automatically” He added. According to G-Power, the app has more than 100 vivid color fills including leopard, trees, sky, night, twilight, summer and much more.

In addition, the app comes with another unique feature that enables its users to paint continuously. This means that they can paint nonstop without having to tap their screens again and again. Moreover, the app also has more than a hundred water colors as well as over 40 preset styles for background effect that are specially designed style features. Furthermore, Becolor also has some of the most interesting categories including art, fantasy, girls, nature, and much more with endless possibilities.

Besides its several options for colors and fills, the app also comes with many coloring tools such as pen, brush, fill, sweep, linear and radial tools. With more than a thousand pictures to paint that are sorted in more than 18 categories and more being updated every day, the app comes with endless possibilities for fun and recreation. In addition, the company believes in the user opinion and feedback to continuously improve and enhance its services according to the users’ requirements. The app has already receiving an overwhelming increase in the number of downloads and more people are getting it on their smartphones since it released.

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

Pricing and Availability:
Becolor 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. In addition, the developers have also announced that they will release the coloring app soon on Play Store for Android users worldwide.

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Founded in 2012, the Button Software Team is committed to develop image processing and photo editing mobile apps. We aim to let every user have the chance to be an artist, record, pass on and share their beautiful moments via our apps. Copyright (C) 2017 Button Software Technology Co., Ltd. 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.

Reinvented Software introduces Keep It 1.0 for OS X

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Swansea, United Kingdom – Reinvented Software is pleased to announce Keep It 1.0. Keep It is for writing notes, saving web links and documents, and finding them again. Available on Mac, iPad and iPhone, Keep It is the destination for all those things you want to put somewhere, confident you will find them again later.

Keep It is designed to be effortless and can handle whatever you throw at it – make notes for that idea you need to save, or list you need to make, and save interesting web pages as links or PDFs for offline viewing. Keep It can edit its own notes, along with rich and plain text files, and can store any kind of file. Keep It will show summaries, thumbnails and previews for most file formats. Keep It can use iCloud to make your library available on your Macs, and with Keep It for iPad and iPhone, available separately from the App Store.

Keep It provides the simplicity of a notebook with the power of an organizer. Nothing in Keep It needs to be filed anywhere – its Recents list shows both things you’ve added lately across all your devices, and things you’ve changed, newest first. Keep It can help you get organized when you need it, with folders, which work as you would expect, and bundles that can be used to collect items into virtual piles where, unlike folders, items can be in more than one bundle at a time. For quick visual recognition, colored labels will grab the eye, and tags and comments can help you find things later.

Keep It can search as you type, with suggestions to help narrow things down, whether by name, kind, date, tags, content and so on. Its innovative tag filter lets you drill down to items with any or all of the selected tags with a click or tap.

Keep It can be where you need it, in more ways that one. In Compact Mode its window will reduce to a single column, ideal for using alongside other apps or in split screen. Keep It provides a share extension for adding text, links, images, and other files to Keep It, and can append text to notes.

Keep It works with the apps you know and love. Too many apps lock your stuff away in databases, and often aren’t great when you need to get that stuff back out again. Keep It for Mac stores the original files in folders that match what you see in the app, and you can open and edit those files in their original apps, search them with Spotlight, back them up with Time Machine, and so on.

Keep It for Mac 1.0 requires macOS 10.12 Sierra or later, and is available as a 15-day trial that can be unlocked upon purchase. A license for Keep It Version 1 costs $49.99 (USD) from the Reinvented Software site, and will include all Keep It Version 1.x updates. Keep It is the successor to Together, and Together 3 users can purchase a half-price upgrade to Keep It, or a free copy if they purchased Together 3 in its final 6 months on sale.

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Reinvented Software was founded in August 2004 by long-time Mac developer Steve Harris who, having wasted 10 years working for other people, decided to dedicate his life to making the best software in the world – software for the Mac, and more recently software for iPad and iPhone too. Copyright (C) 2004-2017 Reinvented Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, iPad, iPhone, iPad, iCloud and Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

QuickerTek Announces Solar PV Chargers for USB Type-C 2015-2017 MacBooks

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Wichita, Kansas – QuickerTek, the technology leader in mobile power and wireless networking products for Apple computers, is proud to announce the 30 Watt and 60 Watt USB Type-C Solar Juicz Chargers. These solar panels are the only products of their kind, featuring the USB 3.1 adapter cable necessary to power and charge the 2015-2017 MacBook and MacBook Pro 13″ and 15″. Users of these newest model MacBooks now have access to the convenience of solar power and the satisfaction of protecting the environment.

These solar panels are available with either 30 Watt or 60 Watt of solar power capability to extend the MacBook’s run time and include a Type-C USB (3.1) cable fully utilizing PD protocol. To use, they can be plugged directly into the MacBook’s special USB 3.1 adapter ports. These solar products power the computer battery for use while simultaneously charging the internal battery. Other photovoltaic cells can’t offer this same advanced capability.

They have also been created with practicality in mind – featuring water resistant, foldable and durable photo-voltaic cells. Each panel is light weight for easy travel, weighing in at 3 pounds, including with accessories. They are also powerful enough to charge the MacBook as quickly as an Apple AC charger, minimizing down time.

30 Watt Specifications:
* Dimensions folded: 9″ x 7″ x 2″
* Dimensions deployed: 35″ x 18″
* Weight: 3 lb.

60 Watt Specifications:
* Dimensions folded: 13″ x 7″ x 2″
* Dimensions deployed: 48″ x 52″
* Weight: 3 lb.

Pricing and Availability:
QuickerTek is offering the 30 Watt USB Type-C Solar Juicz Charger for $499 (USD) and the 60 Watt USB Type-C Solar Juicz Charger for $999 (USD). These solar panels can also be used to charge QuickerTek’s Most Powerful eyeBattery and Most Versatile eyeBattery. For more information, please contact Rick Estes.

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QuickerTek has been a recognized leading innovator of power/solar products, antennas and RF products for the Apple community. QuickerTek products can be purchased online and from authorized resellers. Copyright (C) 2009-2017 QuickerTek. All Rights Reserved. Apple, and the Apple logo, and MacBook Pro are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

B-Eng introduces Enigma for Mac – A Military Grade Encryption App

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Fehraltorf, Switzerland – B-Eng today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Enigma 1.0, the company’s powerful new utility to encrypt files on any Mac computer. Easy-to-use, yet powerful, Enigma is the tool of choice when it comes to privacy protection. With a simple and straight forward user interface, you can easily protect your data.

Enigma uses military standard and government standard encryption algorithms that are strong enough to withhold almost any attack. Using a computer with a performance of 2 Gigaflops the estimated time for cracking this encryption is 9.1732631e50 years, this equals to 1.1*10^77 possible combinations.

Main features of Enigma for Mac:
* Military grade encryption
* Single click encryption / decryption

“With cyber security already an ever-evolving threat, we decided to provide a tool that helps with protecting sensible data. As app developers we indeed have data that we want nobody to see, and Enigma was developed just for this purpose. Once a password is set, encryption can simply be done with a right click, and decryption is just as simple,” according to Christian Schaffner, General Manager of B-Eng. “Of course, the rules for using a secure password still applies, the best encryption does not help at all if a weak password is used.”

System Requirements:
* OS X 10.6 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 1.1 MB disk space

Pricing and Availability:
Enigma 1.0 is 2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. Promo codes are available to members of the press. 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.

iPhone 8 Advanced Guide – Guide book released for iPhone 8 and iOS 11

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Poole, United Kingdom – Tap Guides is today delighted to announce its latest book: iPhone 8 Advanced Guide. Brought to you by the expert team at Tap Guides, and written by best-selling technology author Thomas Anthony, iPhone 8 Advanced Guide is packed with top tips and in-depth tutorials. You’ll uncover the history of the iPhone’s development from 2007 to 2017, learn about exciting new iPhone 8 features such as Portrait Lighting mode, discover how to use iOS 11 and its built-in apps, plus much more.

The iPhone 8 is a huge step forward for the iPhone. It has glass on the front and the back to enable wireless charging, it has a Retina Display with True Tone technology to match the ambience around you, it has the most powerful chip ever put into a smartphone, and it comes in three new colors: silver, space grey and gold.

Brought to you by the expert team at Tap Guides, and written by best-selling technology author Tom Rudderham, iPhone 8 Guide is packed with top tips and in-depth tutorials. You’ll uncover the history of the iPhone’s development from 2007 to 2017, learn about iPhone 8 features such as Portrait Lighting mode, discover how to use iOS 11 and its built-in apps, plus much more. By the time you’ve finished reading iPhone 8 Guide you’ll be pro in nearly everything iPhone and iOS related.

Inside you’ll discover:
* The history of the iPhone
* The new features of iPhone 8
* Touch ID and 3D Touch
* Detailed app tutorials
* The secrets of mastering mobile photography
* How to edit photos
* Essential Settings and configurations
* Troubleshooting tips

Device Requirements:
* Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch & Mac
* Print Length: 373 Pages

Pricing and Availability:
iPhone 8 Advanced Guide is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the iBooks Store in the Computers category. For more information, please contact Tom Rudderham.

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Launched in 2015, Tap Guides Ltd publishes eBooks and interactive apps that teach users how to use their iOS devices. Tap Guides most notable book to date is the iPad Pro Guidebook. Copyright (C) 2017 Tap Guides 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

TunesKit DRM Media Converter for Mac Now Fully Supports iTunes 12.7

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London, United Kingdom – TunesKit Software, the top leader in DRM removal field, today is proud to officially launch DRM Media Converter for Mac v3.5.1, the upgraded version of its featured DRM removal product for Mac OS X. This version adds support for iTunes 12.7 on macOS 10.12 Sierra or lower. Till now, all TunesKit DRM media converter for Mac (and Windows), except Audiobook Converter that may still take a few days to get update, would work perfectly with the newest iTunes 12.7 when removing DRM protection from iTunes M4V videos, Audible audiobooks, as well as Apple Music songs, etc.

Along with other new world-shocking products like iPhone 8, iPhone X, Apple TV 4K, Apple also launched the new version of iTunes 12.7 on the occasion of its tenth anniversary. Once it’s released, iTunes users can download the new upgrade for both Mac and Windows. However, TunesKit DRM removal product users, especially those using the Mac versions must have found that those tools can’t work as expected once the iTunes was upgraded to v.12.7. As a professional and customer-oriented iTunes DRM removal solution provider in the world, TunesKit R&D team began to seek for the fix as soon as the error occurred. Thanks to persistent hard work and continuous tests, they finally made a breakthrough on this issue and found the ultimate solution, making TunesKit the first developer that fixed the iTunes 12.7 incompatibility error in iTunes DRM removal area.

“Apple has strengthened its DRM encryption method with the release of iTunes 12.7. Therefore the old decrypting core used by TunesKit DRM removers can’t suppose to work any more.Fortunately, our programmers invented a new advanced DRM cracking technique completely different with the old one and it apparently turns out to working pretty well.” said Lee, TunesKit R&D director. “We also received some customers’ concern about converting the new 4K iTunes movie content with TunesKit. As a result, we’ll keep testing the program on our end and try our best to support those 4K movies in the near future.”

To sum up, no matter you are using the Mac or Windows version of TunesKit DRM media converting software, you can go ahead to upgrade your iTunes to 12.7 without worrying about the compatibility at all. However, Mac users should be well noted that the solution for iTunes 12.7 on macOS 10.13 High Sierra is still under development. Therefore those newly released TunesKit DRM removal products for Mac can only work well for iTunes 12.7 under macOS 10.12 or earlier.

To get the latest versions of the upgraded TunesKit Mac products, please either use the built-in auto upgrading or download the latest setup files from TunesKit Download Center.

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TunesKit Studio is a professional multimedia software developer dedicated to providing the best DRM removal solutions and services, including iTunes DRM Video Converter and DRM Audiobook Converter for Mac and Windows platforms to customers throughout the world based on the personal use only. As a reliable DRM removal solution provider, the company also offers free and prompt online support for all users. Currently TunesKit Studio already have millions of active users who are speaking highly of their DRM removal products. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2017 TunesKit Studio. 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

SpeedScriber brings fast and affordable automated transcription to macOS

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London, United Kingdom – Digital Heaven today announced the launch of SpeedScriber, a revolutionary automated transcription product that combines the scalability of a cloud-based transcription service with the flexibility and performance of a native macOS app.

Before SpeedScriber, there were few transcription options for macOS users. Most apps require manual typing of the transcript while listening to the file which is a tedious and time-consuming process. There are also many web-based transcription services on the market, but they generally offer delivery times of 24 hours or longer and faster turnaround adds costly surcharges. For just US$0.50/minute (or less), SpeedScriber delivers amazingly accurate automated transcripts in minutes.

Since only the audio from the file is required for the transcription process, all imported media files are converted to a mono audio-only file for upload. Once uploaded, files are processed in parallel on our cloud-based servers and the transcript data is downloaded to the Mac app. A 60 minute file is typically transcribed in less than 10 minutes.

While the accuracy of automated transcription has improved dramatically in recent years, a key innovation of SpeedScriber is its comprehensive editing interface that was designed for making corrections quickly and efficiently. Transcripts can be reviewed with the current word highlighted in real-time as the media file is played. Speaker names can be assigned to sections of the transcript with a choice of nine colours for easy identification. Punctuation changes can be made on the selected words with a single keystroke and every editing command has a keyboard shortcut. Transcripts can be printed and exported to PDF, plain text or SubRip (.srt) for captions. There is additional integration with professional video editing apps from Adobe, Apple and Avid.

“Since we announced SpeedScriber last year, we’ve had a overwhelmingly positive response with over 1000 beta sign-ups from production teams at high-profile broadcasters, through to video production companies and individual users. Thanks to their invaluable feedback and support, the app has been constantly tweaked and refined over more than 40 beta versions into a high-quality and mature product. Our customers have high expectations and we aim to exceed them. While SpeedScriber has been primarily designed for content creators, we believe its speed, affordability and comprehensive editing features make it very attractive option for a wide range of Mac users.” – Martin Baker, Founder, Digital Heaven Ltd

“SpeedScriber has easily saved us hundreds of hours in transcribing time, but allowed us to keep the process in-house. I love being able to instantly jump to any part of an interview linked to text, and highly recommend it for documentary workflows, or anyone who needs transcriptions or captions.” – Jude Cotter, Documentary Post Supervisor, Showrunner Productions

“What’s unbelievable about SpeedScriber is that it now lets us film location interviews in the morning and have a script written by the time our plane lands at the end of the day. Amazing!” – William Gaff, humanstory

* SpeedScriber combines the scalability of a cloud-based transcription service with the flexibility and performance of a native macOS app, that cannot be matched by web-based transcription providers
* Get amazingly accurate timestamped transcripts in minutes rather than hours or days
* Supports English language speakers with American, Australian or British accents and detection of different speakers
* Innovative editing tools enable fast and efficient transcript corrections at the speaker, punctuation and character-level
* Print or export transcripts to PDF, plain text and SubRip (.srt) for captions
* Integrates with Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Avid Media Composer

Pricing and Availability:
SpeedScriber is available now as a free download from the Mac App Store (macOS 10.11.5 or later). A SpeedScriber account is required which can be created in the app and 15 minutes of Free transcribing time will be added to new accounts. Additional minutes can be purchased and the duration of each imported file is rounded up to the next whole minute then deducted from the account balance when submitted for transcription:

* US $0.50/min for 30 mins/60 mins/120 mins
* US $0.47/min for 300 mins (5 hours with 5% discount on standard rate)
* US $0.45/min for 600 mins (10 hours with 10% discount on standard rate)
* US $0.42/min for 1500 mins (25 hours with 15% discount on standard rate)
* US $0.37/min for 6000 mins (100 hours with 25% discount on standard rate)

SpeedScriber 1.0.4
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Digital Heaven was founded in 2000, initially as a post production facility by former BBC video editor Martin Baker. For six years the company provided broadcast post production facilities for clients such as the BBC, Channel Four and many independent production companies. After the success of their first software products, the company changed its focus to exclusively concentrate on software development. A total of 22 Final Cut Plug-ins, 6 Final Cut Effects, 7 applications and 2 eBooks have been added to the product range. Copyright (C) 2017 Digital Heaven. 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. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

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