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Cadent Computing releases wineCellar 2.0 for Mac OS X and Windows

    Cadent Computing Inc. today announces wineCellar 2.0, a major update to their wine collection and organizer for Mac OS X and Windows. Perfect for wine aficionados and connoisseurs alike, Cadent wineCellar is a unique application for storing, viewing and retrieving information about anyone's wine collection. The application can store up to 2000 wine entries (100 during the free 30-day trial).

    Sporting a modern, clear interface, Cadent wineCellar stores the entire collection in a single file which is portable to other computers. It enables wine tasters to view their collection as an interactive hierarchical chart, as a list, as well as thumbnail pictures, each reflective of the other, and all categorized through easy-to-use selectors. Quickly generate a "buy list" for the next trip to the wine store.

    Easily search and retrieve wine information by using multiple selectors. Narrow a search by country, varietal and vineyard, as well as the location where each wine is stored. With an (optional) internet connection, users can conveniently research the web to find more information for any given wine. Cadent provides aficionados a sample database and screencasts as a handy guide to quickly learn and explore the many features wineCellar offers.

    Feature Highlights:
    * View wine information as thumbnails, list, or search hierarchy
    * Interactive, hierarchical graph for browsing collection
    * Search and retrieve information using multiple selectors to narrow a search
    * Store photos of wine labels in the database
    * Quickly generate a "buy list" for the next trip to the wine store
    * Quickly determine which wines are drinkable or have expired
    * Entire collection is stored in a single, portable file
    * Provide the location where each wine is stored
    * With an internet connection, research to find more information on the web for any given wine
    * Store up to 2000 wine entries

    Version 2.0 is a major update and includes many new feature enhancements. Among wineCellar's most prolific features is its ability to sync user's wine entries to the company's new synchronization service, Cadent Cloud. wineCellar 2.0 will allow a user to create an account in the Cadent Cloud and then to sync wine entries to the cloud. Changes made to cloud entries will synchronize back to the application on the next sync invocation.

    Users can access their wine entries in the cloud via two web sites: one aimed at desktops, and one aimed at mobile devices. Both web sites use https (secure sockets layer) to keep login credentials and data private. The mobile site is kept minimalist to be fast and efficient for all mobile devices which support https connections (i.e. smart phones, PalmPre, and iPhone).

    Minimum Requirements:
    * Mac OS X Version 10.4 Tiger or later (Leopard Compatible)
    * Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
    * Windows XP/Vista
    * 15 MB Hard Drive space
    * Internet Connection optional

    Pricing and Availability:
    Cadent wineCellar 2.0 is only $25.00 (USD) and is available as a full featured download. The 30-day trial is limited to 100 wines with no access to Cadent Cloud. Registering allows for 2000 wine entries. Cloud allows for 500 wine entries to be uploaded/synchronized. The first year of Cadent Cloud use comes free with the purchase of wineCellar 2.0, with a $15.00 (USD) subscription fee for each subsequent year. wineCellar 2.0 is a free upgrade for all wineCellar 1.x owners.

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    A Better Finder Rename 8.21 speeds up file renaming has announced version 8.21 of its file, music and photo renaming utility, A Better Finder Rename. The new version is the last in a series of performance-oriented releases focused on delivering improved end-to-end performance and memory management.

      A Better Finder Rename is a sophisticated tool that caters for the full range of file renaming tasks encountered by the modern creative professional. Its streamlined interface includes a instant preview feature that eliminates guess work and reduces error. The tool features capture time and date extraction (EXIF JPEG and most RAW formats) for digital photographers, ID3 tag extraction for music lovers, regular expression support, plain-text file import for renaming from databases and many other advanced features.

      The new renaming engine introduced in version 8 is capable of handling very large renaming jobs with ease and it meets file renaming challenges, such as file name conflicts, swaps and dependency cycles that other such tools leave unaddressed, head on. The renaming engine leverages all the latest Mac OS X Leopard technologies by using a 64-bit multi-threaded garbage collected architecture based around Leopard's Core Data database system.

      System Requirements:

      * Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
      * Universal Binary for Intel and PowerPC
      * 5 MB Hard Drive space

      Pricing and Availability:
      A Better Finder Rename may be purchased for $19.95 (USD). Family, Business and Enterprise licensing is also available. Customers may chose to include a "forever upgrade" with their purchase.
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      Apple introduces new MacBook Pro

        Today Apple updated the aluminum unibody MacBook Pro line to include 13-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch models featuring Apple’s innovative built-in battery for up to 40 percent longer battery life. Each MacBook Pro includes an LED-backlit display with greater color intensity, the innovative glass Multi-Touch trackpad, an illuminated keyboard, an SD card or ExpressCard slot, a FireWire 800 port and state of the art NVIDIA graphics. Apple also updated the incredibly thin and light MacBook Air, making it more powerful and more affordable


        Apple introduces the new iPhone 3GS

          Apple today introduced the new iPhone 3G S, featuring improved speed and performance—up to twice as fast as iPhone 3G—longer battery life, a high-quality 3 megapixel autofocus camera, easy to use video recording and hands free voice control. iPhone 3G S includes the new iPhone OS 3.0, with over 100 new features such as Cut, Copy and Paste, MMS, Spotlight Search, landscape keyboard and a new Find My iPhone feature that works together with MobileMe to help you locate a lost iPhone.


          QuickerTek Announces Exclusive MacBook Air External Battery/Charger

            QuickerTek, the leader in power and wireless Apple products, announces an exclusive extended life battery for all models of the Apple MacBook Air. Users gain six to ten hours of additional battery power - beyond the power of the built-in battery. This is the only product that charges the internal battery of the MacBook Air while in use.

            New Technology allows 25% more power from a smaller physical size battery. This produces not only a smaller battery, but also longer battery power. For those Air users who are looking for a way to get around the MacBook Air's non-removable battery, this new external battery adds the mobile power most often requested. Air users can't drag a few extra batteries around with them to get enough battery life - a tactic often by other laptop owners. And, QuickerTek's new MacBook Air External Battery powers the MacBook Air and charges the internal battery while in use.

            A total of 12 to 14 hours of MacBook Air use are now possible. Users immediately notice the power of the external battery when the battery charge percentage icon in the menu bar remains at 100% for several hours, before the internal battery is used. Styled to blend with your Apple equipment, the new MacBook Air External Battery Charger is housed in a machined aluminum anodized case. It comes with a molded MacBook Air charger, an external battery charger and is built for three times the standard recharge cycles - 1000 full recharges, typically 2000 cycles.

            Physical: The size is 6.75 x 3.5 x 1 inches
            Weight: 1.2 pounds
            Battery: Li-ion Polymer
            6 to 10 hours of extended use on Apple MacBook Air
            Rate for 1000 full recharge cycles
            Requires a modified MagSafe power adapter
            Works with all 120/240 AC power outlets in the US and abroad
            Ships with charger and an external battery charger
            Machined aluminum case with LED charging status indicator

            Pricing and Availability:
            Customers can either send in their MacBook Air MagSafe power adapter for modification ($25), or buy one that has already been modified for use with the new MacBook Air External Battery ($100). Either way, the MagSafe is modified with long life parts. Compatibility with all MacBook Air models is maintained after the modification is made. Like most QuickerTek products, the aluminum MacBook External Battery Charger is backed with a one-year warranty on parts and labor.

            MacBook Air External Battery and/or Charger