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VIDEO: Facebook Is Shutting Down Gifts To Focus On Its Buy Button And Commerce Platform

30 Jul

Facebook wants to help other businesses sell things, so it’s done selling its own. Facebook Gifts will shut down on August 12th and stop selling gift cards for businesses like Starbucks and iTunes. The social network says no layoffs will occur, and most of the team has already been reassigned to other commerce initiatives.

Echoes makes voice announcements through your Mac quick and easy

29 Jul

Ottawa based Parliant Corporation today introduces Echoes 1.0 for OS X. Echoes makes it easy to send quick voice announcements to other Macs running Echoes on your local network. Echoes puts an icon in your menu bar where you just choose “Announce,” speak your announcement, and press return. Echoes can send announcements to a single person or to user-defined groups of people. Every Mac running Echoes can be a broadcaster or receiver, so replying is also quick and easy.

VIDEO: Why Facebook Wants You To Download Their Messenger App

29 Jul

Facebook will start requiring users to download a separate Messenger application if they wish to continue using Facebook for mobile messaging.

New PluralEyes 3.5 Released as Part of Shooter Suite 12.5 Update

29 Jul

California based Red Giant today releases Shooter Suite 12.5, which includes new versions of two Shooter Suite products: PluralEyes 3.5 and Instant 4K. New to the suite is Denoiser II, Red Giant’s powerful video noise reduction tool. Also included are the recently updated BulletProof 1.2, as well as Frames and LUT Buddy. PluralEyes 3.5 brings expanded media support, more accuracy, drift correction and more to one of the editing industry’s most popular tools.

WaterField Unveils 15-inch Solo and 13-inch Indy for New Apple Laptops

29 Jul

On the heels of Tim Cook’s MacBook Pro Retina refresh announcement, WaterField Designs unveils new custom sizes of two popular laptop bags; the 15-inch Outback Solo and 13-inch Indy; quality and style converge in these svelte carriers. The Outback Solo sports a rugged look, combining waxed canvas with premium leather. The Indy’s soft high-grade leather develops a rich patina over time. Both look professional enough for business meetings and fashionable enough for anywhere else.

Vanguard Custom Software Announces Upcoming Experience Design Training

29 Jul

Vanguard Custom Software today announced the next Design Studio training seminar for software developers on November 3-5, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET in New York City. This immersive three-day learning experience, held at the Basha Studio 34, will be led by veteran FileMaker Developer’s Conference speaker, Dr. Don Levan, president of Vanguard Custom Software. Participants will learn how to develop scenarios, find design patterns, sketch to develop ideas, prototype, test ideas and much more.

Excelisys Releases The eX-BizTracker 4.13

29 Jul

Excelisys, Inc. today announces eX-BizTracker 4.13, the next iteration of the popular flagship eX-File business productivity template for small- to medium-sized businesses. eX-BizTracker 4.13 maximizes the latest innovations in FileMaker Pro 13, resulting in a more feature-rich tool & adding more value to an already incredible “Jump-Start” FileMaker Pro template. New features in version 4.13 take advantage of FileMaker’s aggressive leap into the web and iOS/Mobile platform deployment strategies.

Available on Magzter Books – Balance Sheet- a Tale of Asset & Liability

29 Jul

Bestsellers18 brings Vishal Thakkar’s new book, Balance Sheet: The Tale of Asset & Liability to the world’s largest and fastest global digital newsstand and book store, Magzter. ‘Balance Sheet- The Tale of Asset & Liability’ aims to allay any apprehensions one has on accounting; in this case balance sheets. It tells the story of any business transaction and you will find that this digital version serves as a great aid to understand how you can make the most of your financial statements.

Aquafadas Wave App Pushes Boundaries of Digital Publishing Technology

29 Jul

Aquafadas has released its own app, Aquafadas Wave. Wave offers users a visual guide to get the most out of their Aquafadas Digital Publishing System. The app offers a wealth of useful advice on how to jump right into digital publishing and more. Graphic designers can access a set of issues on handy “Tips & Tricks” for creating engaging designs. Publishers can download the free iOS app and quickly discover how to create highly sophisticated, interactive content directly from InDesign.

LinkOptimizer for InDesign Now Supports Preserve Details Resampling

29 Jul

Zevrix Solutions announces LinkOptimizer 4.9.20, a feature update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 starts by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer allows to reduce InDesign link size and speed up processing by eliminating excess image data. The software also performs image adjustments, converts formats and helps repurpose files for web and mobile devices. The new version supports the Preserve Details image resampling method in Photoshop CC and later.