LinkOptimizer 4.9.46 for InDesign Adds New Photoshop Action Options

Toronto (ON) Canada – Zevrix Solutions today is pleased to announce the release of LinkOptimizer 4.9.46, a maintenance update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 stars by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks and allows to reduce the size of InDesign links, repurpose them for web and mobile devices, save processing time and reduce production costs.

The new version adds an option to run a Photoshop action prior to all other operations on the image. Previously, the action could only be called as the last operation. This new option was introduced by user requests to allow the application of Photoshop smart filters prior to image resizing, resolution resampling and other editing. Smart filters allow Photoshop to keep an embedded image version in its original resolution, which enables users to change the file back to its original size at later stages without loosing any quality.

“LinkOptimizer has become an essential part of our workflow,” says Peter Blossom of American Cruise Lines in Guilford, Connecticut. “It saves hours of time, tediously replacing linked images, resizing and batch processing. LinkOptimizer makes our projects so much easier to prep for the printer.”

LinkOptimizer offers the following main features:
* Resize images to match their InDesign dimensions at target resolution
* Reduce link size by eliminating excess image data
* Convert colors and apply ICC profile
* Merge layers and delete hidden ones
* Convert image formats
* Optimize files for web and mobile devices
* Run a Photoshop Action on each image

Pricing and Availability:
LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for $259.95 USD (Light version: $179.95) as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 4.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires Mac OS X 10.6-10.10 and Adobe InDesign and Photoshop CS3-CC 2015.

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Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides automation and productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Suite software, PDF workflows, graphic file diagnostics and Microsoft Office output on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit their website. Copyright (C) 2015 Zevrix Solutions. All Rights Reserved. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Bird Drops for iPhone and Android Devices

Oregon City, Oregon – Independent developer, Brice Caris today is proud to announce the release of Bird Drops: Birdies Revenge 1.2, his new game title for iOS and Android devices. Challenge yourself with something new and fresh with Bird Drops: Birdies Revenge! Fly Birdie as far as you can and exact your revenge on the human race and mans best friend for the destruction of his beautiful home. Help your little red bird, Birdie take back his beautiful candy like land and crush the evil humans. How long can you last?

Laugh and have fun with the kids and family listening to funny sounds and music as you release your revenge on the enemy in this highly addictive game. Bird Drops: Birdies Revenge is a perfect game for kids of any age to pass some free time.

Game Features:
* Fun to play, but a challenge to fully master
* Stunning graphics: Fun and beautiful cartoon world comes to life in Bird Drops
* Challenge levels include Easy, Normal, Hard

How to Play Bird Drops: Birdies Revenge:
* Tap and hold the screen to fly higher
* Eat berries – Eat worms – Be careful, don’t eat the green poison berry
* Tap on the lower right corner of the screen to take revenge on the enemy
* Earn extra time and points by hitting the enemy with your drops

Device Requirements:
* Wireless or Mobile Network Access
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6/6 Plus
* Any Android Device Running 2.3 and up
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 42.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Do yourself a favor and Download Bird Drops for free today. Bird Drops: Birdies Revenge 1.2 is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play. Please visit our Face book page and leave a comment.

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Brice Caris is a freelance developer who just loves to program and have started making iPhone and Android apps. Copyright (C) 2015 Brice Caris. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Google Play, the Google Play logo are registered trademarks of Google Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Percussion Loops HD iOS App updated with salsa loops, fills and samples

The Hague, Netherlands – Go Independent Records today updates its succesful IOS app Percussion Loops HD to version 1.2. And in the fall of 2015 another update can be expected with even more styles and instruments. And, as with all other G.I. Records apps, there is a Light version available with one chapter (ballads) fully disclosed and functional for interested customers to try out. It can be found in the App Sore under the name Percussion Loops HD Light.

Percussion Loops HD is a vast library with hundreds of percussion loops and samples, played by a known professional player (Jeroen de Rijk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) and purpose built for iOS! Use them with your daw – a.o. Garageband, Auria, Cubasis, Multitrack Daw – (plus AUDIOBUS and Inter App Audio support) or let them loop within the app itself. Nothing is programmed or synthesized, but played live. The winning asset must be the fact that any loop or fill found in the app can be copied to Garageband (Apple’s best selling music app) generating a true apple loop that follows the set tempo in GB.

In combination with the other G.I. Records apps with identical protocol the possibilities are endless for song writers on IOS, any groove combination can be made in any style in the desired tempo. Everything was recorded in a state of the art recording facility at high sample rates and mastered to cd quality.

The app was developed by the makers of Drum loops HD and Drum Loops HD 2 (released July 22, 2015), a very successful app concept getting great reviews all over the world and by many considered to be the standard in ‘real live played drums ‘ on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Percussion Loops HD not only has the same basic construction but follows all chapters from Drum Loops HD as well, giving a total rhythm solution without programming samples, but using 2 live players.

Besides the copy/paste option to any IOS sequencer it is (as other G.I. Records apps) fully compatible with the hugely succesful Audiobus system and also with Apple’s Inter App Audio system.

An extra feature of Percussion Loops HD is (although all instrument loops were recorded per style for that purpose) that all loops can be combined in different styles and cross combined for creative effects. Layering double time loops over normal time also works great and there are virtually no limits to how you can use this in songs or jams. Furthermore, if you are a dance artist or producer, these loops can really spice up your tracks and bring in the human element in a subtle way, without losing tightness.

Percussion Loops HD (1.2) Features Include:
* Salsa chapter, congas/bongos/claves/guiro/cowbell/timbales/shekere
* Full percussion loop library for anyone making music on an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, containing 10 styles
* Loops and samples performed on congas, shakers, tambourine, djembe,bongos/cowbells, shekere, timballes/claves and more
* Huge chapter with hand percussion samples of many instruments
* Copy/paste to your favorite multitracker
* Percussionist to play along with when practicing your timing on any instrument (all grooves loop perfectly in app itself)
* Performed, recorded and built only for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
* Many styles in many bpms (check content list)
* 4/4, 6/8 loops and shuffles, ‘smooth’ loops, loops in straight time and shuffled time plus some unique ‘urban loops for intros and bridges
* Uncut, not time stretched, not chopped but actual high end recordings
* Audio quality: 44.1 khz, 16 bit (cd). For copying to any multitracker including GB
* All loops and fills actually played in all bpms separately, with subtle changes and differences between them making your music come alive.
* All loops can be used creatively outside their respective styles, giving endless possible combinations
* The loops were played and cut to 2 bar loops (instead of 1) giving a more natural feel (and less repetition) to your tracks

Every style comes in a wide range of tempos including:
* Salsa, loops, fills between 80 and 280 bpm, depending on feel and pattern
* Ballads-60, 66, 72 and 78 bpm (beats per minute) 3 congas loops, 3 shaker loops and 3 tambourine loops
* Pop/Rock-80-170 bpm, in 10 bpm increments 3 congas loops, 3 shaker loops and 3 tambourine loops
* Funk/Hip-Hop-80, 90, 100, 110, 120 and 130 bpm 3 congas loops, 3 shaker loops and 3 tambourine loops
* Dance/DnB-120, 130, 140, 160 and 180 bpm 3 congas loops, 3 shaker loops and 3 tambourine loops
* Soul-100, 110, 120, 130 and bpm 3 congas loops, 3 shaker loops and 3 tambourine loops
* Smooth loops-60-130 bpm (10 bpm increments), congas loops, 3 shaker loops and 3 tambourine loops
* 6/8 and Shuffles-75, 85, 95, 110 and 130 bpm congas loops, 3 shaker loops and 3 tambourine loops
* Jazz,100-280 bpm, 20 bpm increments 3 congas loops and 2 tambourine loops
* Urban Loops-80-120 bpm (10 bpm increments) played on congas, djembe, shekere, shaker and tambourine completing your intros, bridges and other creative ideas
* Sampled instruments-huge library of percussion samples at multiple dynamic levels, covering all conga hand techniques and many other instruments
* Hand percussion samples of many instruments, perfect for adding details to intros, filmic effects

Tired of programming? Using real percussion like this can make the difference in terms of groove and sound instantly and breathes extra life into your work, whether you’re a songwriter, dance producer, film composer or anybody else making music on iOS. The combination of Drum Loops HD, Drum Loops HD 2 and Percussion Loops HD could very well be the final rhythm solution for iOS producers. And Go Independent Records have a long tradition of updating on a regular basis, always more to come for users.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* This app is optimized for iPhone 5
* 500 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Percussion Loops HD 1.0 is $8.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.

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Headquartered in The Hague, The Netherlands, Go Independent Records was established in 2003. The company was founded by Hans and Marieke Eijkenaar (both pro musicians) for record production. Throughout the years Go Independent Records has transformed into a multi media company and production house for self-releasing artists and singer-songwriters. The company has developed apps for the iOS platform since 2012. A number of new apps are to be expected in 2014. Copyright (C) 2015 Go Independent Records. 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.

My Town : Home 1.1 for iOS – Children Discover, Learn and Imagine

Tel Aviv, Israel – My Town Games LTD today is excited to announce the release of My Town : Home 1.1, their first game title developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. My Town : Home is all about the family home; its rooms and family members including mom, dad and 6 brothers and sisters. With a huge house to explore, lots of items to touch and interact with, plus fun surprises hidden everywhere, My Town : Home is an interactive doll imaginary game where the only limitation is the child’s imagination.

Dress the family members, put the baby to sleep and turn the shutters and light off. Make a dinner part in the kitchen, or simply hang around the back yard swinging, sliding and jumping on the trampoline. If you can imagine it done, it probably can be done in My Town : Home. It is the biggest game of its type, very well designed and perfect for kids aged three to nine.

Game Features:
* 6 Rooms to explore (kitchen, living room, bedroom, children room, bathroom and a yard)
* Fishtanks that can be expanded using hearts found around the world – 30 fish types to collect
* 8 Family members to play with
* 142 of toys and hot spot play areas
* No IAP or Third party advertising
* No Score, No pressure points – Designed for kids

My Town games, House being the first, aim to create a large number of games that connect in to one big town. It will evolve around children every day life and day-to-day activities and encounters which will allow them to be the creators of their self-told stories and adventures.

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

Pricing and Availability:
My Town : Home 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

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My Town Games LTD is an indy development studio located in Israel. We have been making games since 2010 and we love what we do. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 My Town Games 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.

MixTape – Beautiful and easy mixing for the Mac gets an overhaul

Wellington, New Zealand – Atomic Droplet, developer of MixTape, has announced the first release in the ‘1.3’ series. MixTape is an audio workstation for mix tapes. It matches an elegant UI, closely matched to the OS X look and feel, with a powerful analyser that can create a ‘snap to grid’ environment for making beat matched mixes. A single click can publish to iTunes or even the web, makes mixes easy to share.

No mere point release, the move to the 1.3 series is actually a wide-ranging overhaul covering almost every aspect of the application’s operation. New features include:

* Pitch lock – Comfortably the #1 most requested feature from the community, pitch lock ensures that a track’s pitch does not change as it’s tempo does
* Waveform instead of spectral images – Again, requested from the community, MixTape eschews it’s traditional spectrogram view of music for the more traditional waveform
* Images also receive a very substantial increase in resolution, ensuring they display crisply and clearly on retina displays
* The UI has been reworked to fit in more closely with the Yosemite style – Flatter, very few gradients
* Responsive scrolling implemented – MixTape’s work surface now pans and zooms without stutters and at the full 60Hz refresh rate
* The audio caching/prefetch code has been reworked to make scrubbing through tracks cleaner and with fewer dropouts
* Numerous other modern OS X features include running as a 64 bit application and improved metadata extraction for newly imported tracks

David Preece, employee with the job title “everything,” discussed the rework: “It just started as a little cleanup for the next dot release. But when I started looking around the codebase there were so many ‘I should do this’ type requirements that it turned into the huge job that it was. Some of the deprecations were plain ordinary annoying – AVKit replacing QTKit for example. But on the flip side, some of the newer technologies are actually kinda fun. It’s great seeing your graphics code running on a retina display with responsive scrolling – it makes it clear how far we’ve actually come in the last few years.”

MixTape has also gained full written documentation. Something which, according to Mr Preece “Should have happened ages ago, right from the get go, but didn’t. MixTape always appealed to the ‘learn by experiment’ users because the UI is so simple, but the learn-from-lessons users have always been left out in the cold. That has finally been fixed.” Future direction for MixTape is now to integrate more closely with cloud services – chief amongst these being MixCloud.

System Requirements:
* OS X 10.9.5 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 2.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
MixTape Pro 1.3 is $69.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Music category. The price includes all future upgrades.

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Atomic Droplet produces Macintosh software that makes media manipulation fun and easy. It is headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand – also home to Weta Digital, Xero and Mindscape. Copyright (C) 2015 Atomic Droplet. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iTunes and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Top IT Firm Dot Com Infoway Launches Apple Watch App Marketing Services

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India – Dot Com Infoway, one of top app developer agencies and an international leader in digital marketing platforms and services, announces an exciting new service for Apple Watch app developers looking for exceptional launch support and campaigns that deliver results.

The new DCI services are designed specifically for Apple Watch, bringing the best of DCI’s industry experience – experience that spans 15 years and 2,000 projects – to the wearable app market. The same end-to-end services that support app visibility, discovery and adoption for iPhone, iPad and Android products are now available with a comprehensive and strategic approach for Apple Watch products.

“We realized, earlier than many of our competitors, that wearable tech created new opportunities to serve consumers, but app developers and those consumers alike weren’t getting the launch and PR buzz they deserved,” said C.R. Venkatesh, CEO and managing director at DCI. “With the kind of deep industry expertise that we have, we knew that we were poised to craft the kind of campaigns that really work for the Apple Watch. They create real value for both the products and the developers who deliver them.”

The new Apple Watch App Marketing services include the traditional elements you’d find in a smart, targeted campaign to build your brand. They include expert pre-launch strategic consultation, a full range of marketing vehicles that include press kits, video and ad copy, and media placements that also reflect the DCI commitment to blogs, thought leadership pieces and more content marketing strategies.

But it’s DCI’s embrace of marketing innovation that sets them apart, and that’s especially true of the Apple Watch niche in mobile app development. The DCI team boosts app downloads and revenue with exciting event-driven promotions, savvy social media campaigns, and the data to help you understand why they’re working. Apple Watch app developers can count on a thorough, 360-degree “app audit” to refine a product, strong App Store Optimization performance, and other analytics-based strategies.

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Dot Com Infoway, a CMMI Level 3 multinational information technology company, is a pioneer in delivering software development, mobile application and Internet marketing solutions and technologies to business. With offices in India, the United States and Germany, DCI is positioned to become a leader in delivering advanced IT services for your business. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Dot Com Infoway. 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.

Stairways Software releases Keyboard Maestro 7.0

Perth, Australia – Stairways Software Pty Ltd is pleased to announce Keyboard Maestro 7.0, the new version of its powerful productivity enhancer for OS X. Version 7 refines the editor in a variety of ways, adding autocomplete, inserting actions by name, coloring and renaming actions, integrated access to the wiki help, macro triggering and modification history and much more.

Version 7 continues the long tradition of putting more power at your finger tips, allowing macros to be specific to particular windows, adding window, folder and clipboard changed triggers, support for double and triple tap hot key triggers, and a new sleep trigger. With the new version, you can now customise your Macro Palettes (Toolbars) in a wide range of colors and styles to suit your needs or preferences.

And, of course, version 7 lets you do even more, adding a new Custom HTML Form action, Switch/Case statements, a Group action, simulating hardware keys and modifiers, support for press-and-hold of buttons, keys and modifiers. Version 7 embraces Swift and JavaScript for Automation (JXA), adding support for executing those scripts and using them in conditions.

The already powerful Found Image facilities are enhanced further by allowing control over where on the screen to look for the image.

Watch the What’s New Video on the home page to see some of the new features.

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

Editor Improvements:
* Added Smart Groups
* Added Insert Action by Name
* Added autocomplete of text tokens, functions, variables and search tokens
* Added Insert Action menu to Edit menu
* Added disclosure folding for sub-action lists
* Added action menu and contextual menu to macro actions
* Added option to rename actions
* Added color option to actions
* Added note option to actions
* Added control over Abort on Failure of actions
* Added control over Notification on Failure of actions
* Added Sort by Date Created; Use Count; Time Saved
* Added Paste Above to action/contextual menu
* Added Help link to action/contextual menu
* Added Help link when option-selecting triggers/actions/functions/tokens/collections/conditions
* Added status line below Macro Groups and Macro columns
* Added Get/Go buttons to Mouse Click action
* Added Macro Inspector window
* Added Mouse Display window
* Added Share button to main editor window
* Share macros or actions directly to the forum
* Added Import/Export of sets of actions
* Changed search in editor to support words and quoted phrases
* Changed search to support group:, app:, universal:, all:, enabled:
* Highlight found triggers and actions in editor
* Changed error display to only orange if the issue is an invalid variable value
* Used/Backward/Forward/History macro history buttons
* Improved display of toggle buttons (eg Modifiers/Days of the Week)
* Honor user’s locale setting for First Day of the Week
* Require Command-Delete to delete Macros Groups and Macro Groups
* Added Deselect All in the Edit menu
* Added Enter Action and Parent Action in the Edit menu
* Single click on a selected item deselects other items
* Sort the trigger list, conditions list and collection list
* Limited the size of the Undo stack in the editor
* Changed Insert Token and Function menus to be hierarchical
* Add an “All Macros” entry in the macro selector popup macro
* If you delete a macro, macro group or action, the following item is selected

Themed Palette Styles:
* Lots of different color styles
* Control style, size, columns, opacity
* Control whether the icon, text or trigger is shown
* Control whether the palette shrinks to an icon when not in use

Macro Additions:
* Added Macro Groups available in Focussed Window Macro Group targeting
* Added Macro Groups available when applications are or are not running
* Added Focussed Window Changed Trigger
* Added Folder Changed Trigger
* Added Clipboard Changed Trigger
* Added Sleep Trigger
* Added support for double tap, triple tap, etc, Hot Key triggers
* Added support for double tap, triple tap, etc, Device Key triggers
* Added Custom HTML Prompt action
* Added Switch/Case Action
* Added Group Action
* Added Execute Javascript for Automation (JXA) action
* Added Execute Swift Script action
* Added Simulate Hardware Key action
* Added Type Modifier Key action
* Added Set Action Delay action to control various speeds
* Added Mark Macro action to mark/unmark status menu and palette icons
* Added option to Press and Hold/Repeat keys, modifiers or hardware keys
* Added option to Press and Hold mouse buttons
* Added Swift and Javascript for Automation to Script Condition
* Added Found Image on Screen collection to For Each action
* Added explicit Area option to Screen Capture action
* Added Screen Area limits for Found Image searches
* Added Any Window Title condition
* Added Set Keyboard Layout action
* Added Conceal/Reveal All Palettes actions
* Added Cut/Copy/Paste actions. CutCopy wait for the clipboard to change
* Added Content Type/Kind, and Where From attributes to Get File Attribute
* Added Added Date, Downloaded Date, Last Used Date attributes to Get File Attribute
* Added Finder Comment to Get/Set File Attribute
* Added Invisible to Get/Set File Attribute
* Added Open 1Password Bookmark action
* Added SECUREINPUT() function
* Added CONCEALEDPALETTES() function
* Added MENUBARHEIGHT() function
* Added SCREENVISIBLE() function
* Added %ScreenVisible% text token
* Added %MacroNameForUUID%UUID% text token
* Added Macro/Macro Group enabled/disabled/active/inactive condition
* Added specific area option to Capture Screen Image action
* Added Always Nominal Resolution option to Capture Screen Image action
* Added option to exclude errors (STDERR) from script output
* Added option to mouse action to allow drag destination to be absolute
* Added filter to quote for AppleScript, Shell Script, JavaScript and Swift
* Added filter to Percent Decode URLs
* Added filter to get the value of a Named Variable or Named Clipboard
* Added “with parameter” option for Execute Macro action
* Allow Text Tokens in variable name of Set Variable to actions
* Allow Text Tokens in Select Menu Item
* Allow Text Tokens and menu paths (Edit-Copy) in Menu Condition

Engine Additions:
* Added optional Paste menu to Status Menu (with Paste Plain (shift) and Set-only (option))
* Added kmtrigger: URL Scheme trigger (with parameter)
* Expand default clipboard history to 200 items
* Added some clipboard flavor exclusions that cause problems in Word 2011 reading EBMS flavors
* Added some clipboard flavor exclusions that cause problems in Word 2016 reading OLE LINK flavors
* Added .width and .height in variables with only two entries (eg “123,456”)
* Added .fuzz option to calculations (specifically for the Found Image collection)
* Restrict environment variable size of variables to 100k
* Variables whose names start with “ENV ” override regular environment variables (eg “ENV PATH”)
* Added “with parameter” option for AppleScript “do script” triggered macros
* Added parameter option for Web Server triggered macros
* Palette and Status Menu triggered macros report the modifiers in the TriggerValue token
* Default recorded mouse clicks to not restoring the mouse location
* Added an implicit semaphore at the start of a quick recorded macro
* Added option for Conflict Palette to appear under the mouse
* Added option for Macro Group palettes to appear under the mouse
* Added option to Application Switcher to allow switching only one window
* Added Display Large option to execute and display text actions
* Added AppleEvent to retrieve all the macro groups/macros even the inactive ones
* Updated Trigger Macro By Name window
* Updated Web Search window

System Requirements:
Keyboard Maestro 7.0 requires OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 or later

Pricing and Availability:
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 January 1, 2015 have been issued a free upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 7. If you have not received your free license, you can find your free license upgrade at Stairways Software online.

Customers who purchased Keyboard Maestro version 6 prior to 2015 can upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 7 for $18 (USD) until 15 October 2015 and for $25 after that date. Customers who purchased older versions of Keyboard Maestro can upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 7 for $25. If you have not received your instructions on how to upgrade, you can find details by looking up your license at Stairways Software online.

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. Keyboard Maestro 7 is not available from the Mac App Store (and probably never will be).

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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. Stairways Software remains a small efficient company which means when you contact us you will be dealing with someone who can directly and personally handle any questions. Copyright (C) 2015 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.

iwerkz Soft-touch Bluetooth Port.Folio Keyboard – For iPad and iPad mini

Edmond, Oklahoma – A leader in innovative consumer products, iwerkz announces the Port.Folio(TM) water-resistant Bluetooth(R) keyboard for iPad(R) and iPad mini(R). Lightweight, simple to use and universally compatible, the Port.Folio keyboard gives the user an elegant typing solution when working on an iPad.

The iwerkz Port.Folio keyboard features a faux suede keyboard surface that feels soft and comfortable, helping to eliminate sore hands and fingers over long typing jobs. A magnetic sealed charging port uses an innovative snap adapter for charging the keyboard. This adapter not only makes it simple to charge the keyboard, the sealed port keeps the Port.Folio water-tight and fully spill resistant.

Designed to fit securely over an iPad or iPad mini when not in use, the back side of the folio folds into a 45 degree stand when typing. A sticky pad on the inside the folio secures the tablet into place and keeps it from slipping while typing and when on the go.

“We designed a keyboard that feels like a $100 folio, but at less than half that price”, says product manager Doug Donald. “Users love the magnetic charging cable, which feels like Macbook(R) adapter when it snaps into place.”

The iwerkz Port.Folio keyboard easily pairs with iPad and Android(R) tablets. It fully charges in 2 hours through an included USB cable and will hold a charge for over 40 hours of use, guaranteeing maximum utility when traveling.

Features:
* OS-specific smart keys
* Bluetooth 3.0 NFC
* Li-ion rechargeable battery
* Included magnetic locking USB charging cable
* 44 hours usage between charges
* IPX4 water-resistant

The iwerkz Port.Folio keyboard has a suggested retail price of $49.99 and launches on Amazon the week of July 25th at $34.99 (USD) for the Port.Folio mini and $39.99 for the full sized Port.Folio.

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iwerkz is a consumer products brand focused on innovative solutions to everyday needs. A division of Sela Products, iwerkz audio/video cables and consumer electronics accessories can be found online and in many major retailers around the United States. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Sela Products. All Rights Reserved. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

iwerkz Soft-touch Bluetooth Port.Folio Keyboard – For iPad and iPad mini

Edmond, Oklahoma – A leader in innovative consumer products, iwerkz announces the Port.Folio(TM) water-resistant Bluetooth(R) keyboard for iPad(R) and iPad mini(R). Lightweight, simple to use and universally compatible, the Port.Folio keyboard gives the user an elegant typing solution when working on an iPad.

The iwerkz Port.Folio keyboard features a faux suede keyboard surface that feels soft and comfortable, helping to eliminate sore hands and fingers over long typing jobs. A magnetic sealed charging port uses an innovative snap adapter for charging the keyboard. This adapter not only makes it simple to charge the keyboard, the sealed port keeps the Port.Folio water-tight and fully spill resistant.

Designed to fit securely over an iPad or iPad mini when not in use, the back side of the folio folds into a 45 degree stand when typing. A sticky pad on the inside the folio secures the tablet into place and keeps it from slipping while typing and when on the go.

“We designed a keyboard that feels like a $100 folio, but at less than half that price”, says product manager Doug Donald. “Users love the magnetic charging cable, which feels like Macbook(R) adapter when it snaps into place.”

The iwerkz Port.Folio keyboard easily pairs with iPad and Android(R) tablets. It fully charges in 2 hours through an included USB cable and will hold a charge for over 40 hours of use, guaranteeing maximum utility when traveling.

Features:
* OS-specific smart keys
* Bluetooth 3.0 NFC
* Li-ion rechargeable battery
* Included magnetic locking USB charging cable
* 44 hours usage between charges
* IPX4 water-resistant

The iwerkz Port.Folio keyboard has a suggested retail price of $49.99 and launches on Amazon the week of July 25th at $34.99 (USD) for the Port.Folio mini and $39.99 for the full sized Port.Folio.

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iwerkz is a consumer products brand focused on innovative solutions to everyday needs. A division of Sela Products, iwerkz audio/video cables and consumer electronics accessories can be found online and in many major retailers around the United States. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Sela Products. All Rights Reserved. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Mac OS X Barcode Creator Goes Postal

Driffield, United Kingdom – Barcode Basics has now reached version 3.0. This version adds nine new barcode types, many of which are of use in the postal systems in Netherlands, the UK, the USA, Japan and Germany). The price remains a wallet-friendly at $8.99 making it still the the cheapest pro-level* barcode creator on the Mac App Store.

New Barcode Types:
* Code 11
* USPS Postnet
* USPS Intelligent Mail
* USPS Planet
* Royal Mail (UK)
* Royal TNT (Netherlands)
* Japan Post
* Deutsch Leitcode
* Deutsch Identcode

Features:
* Bar Width Reduction (BWR) to allow you to compensate for ink spread on printing presses – This is an essential feature for professional printing (and cannot be supported by other font based applications)
* Bar height (truncation) and barcode scale (magnification)
* Optional add-on digits (either 2 or 5) are supported for EAN, UPC, ISMN, ISBN and ISSN codes
* Fast response from English-speaking support via the “Contact support…” option in the app’s main menu
* Support for metric (mm or microns) and imperial measurements (inches)
* Barcodes can be exported in EPS (vector) format or high resolution GIF, BMP, JPG or PNG
* Barcodes are compatible with Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Word, Powerpoint etc.
* No sneaky In-App purchases – you get all the functionality listed on this page, for the price listed on this page

Barcode types supported are:

* Code 11
* Code 39
* Code 128

* EAN 8
* EAN 13
* EAN 13 (GS1)
* EAN 14

* UPC A
* UPC E

* Interleaved 2 of 5
* ITF 14

* GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional
* GS1 DataBar Stacked
* GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional
* GS1 DataBar Truncated
* GS1 DataBar Limited
* SSCC-18

* ISBN
* ISSN
* ISMN

* USPS Postnet
* USPS Intelligent Mail
* USPS Planet
* Royal Mail (UK)
* Royal TNT (Netherlands)
* Japan Post
* Deutsch Leitcode
* Deutsch Identcode

* Pharmacode
* Two-track Pharmacode
* Italian Pharmacode
* PZN7
* PZN8

* MSI Plessey

* Barcode creators need to support BWR and vector output and should not font-based to be considered suitable for professional usage e.g. to be compatible with a commercial printing press.

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

Pricing and Availability:
Barcode Basics 3.0 is $8.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Business category.

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Ghostotter is a UK based manufacturer of OS X applications, primarily for the graphic design and packaging industries. the company was founded in 2013 by Robert Stott. All Material and Software (C) 2013-2014 Ghostotter Software / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.