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Zevrix Updates PDF Checkpoint – Improves Preflight Profiles Management

    Zevrix Solutions today announced PDF Checkpoint 1.2.1, a maintenance update to its solution to automate PDF preflighting and conversion. PDF Checkpoint automatically preflights, exports as images, splits and optimizes multiple PDF files. PDF Checkpoint is ideal for users who need a fast, affordable and easy to use workflow solution in situations where expensive hi-end tools would be an overkill.

    The new version improves the management of preflight profiles and addresses several issues related to profile importing, exporting, editing and reordering. It also improves reliability of preflight results related to PDF/X compatibility and document version. PDF Checkpoint is designed to help graphic designers, ad agencies, prepress houses and printers, and offers the following key solutions and benefits:

    * Batch-process PDF files with a simple drag-and-drop
    * Quickly preflight PDF for common problems using preflight profiles
    * View all PDF fonts, colors, images and metadata at a glance
    * Route files into success/error folders according to preflight results
    * Split files into single page PDFs
    * Export PDF as TIFF, JPEG and other image formats and specify output resolution, color and page scale

    Pricing and availability:
    PDF Checkpoint 1.2 can be purchased from the Zevrix Solutions web site for $69.95 (USD), as well as from authorized resellers. PDF Checkpoint is currently bundled with free Graphic Inspector ($39.95). Trial is also available for download. PDF Checkpoint is available for Mac OS X 10.4.2-10.6 as a Universal Binary.

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    Apple Discontinues Xserve as of January 31, 2011.

      xserve Apple has announced it will be discontinuing the Xserve as of January 31, 2011. The announcement was quiet, since it only appeared on the apple Store and in a note on Apple's site.

      "Apple will not be developing a future version of Xserve. Xserve will be available for order through January 31, 2011. Apple will honor and support all Xserve system warranties and extended support programs. Apple intends to offer the current shipping 160GB, 1TB, and 2TB Apple Drive Modules for Xserve through the end of 2011 or while supplies last. Apple will continue to support Xserve customers with service parts for warranty and out-of-warranty service."

      Customers are left with Mac-Pro and Mac Mini server options.


      Get MacX Video Converter Pro Free to Convert Video to Mac, PC, iPhone

        MacXDVD Software today announced the release of MacX Video Converter Pro along with time-limited giveaway for both its Mac and Windows version. MacXDVD Software is running this Giveaway offer from Nov 5 to Nov 15 on his official website. The product usually costs $49.95. It's a good chance for those who are seeking video converter tool to backup video files on Mac/PC or transfer them to portable devices.

        With MacX Video Converter Pro, you could have your favorite video clips whether downloaded from YouTube, recorded by HD camcorder & HDTV, or get from Blu-ray videos, and convert to the format that works on laptop and familiar multimedia devices. With the capability of YouTube video downloader, it is easy and fast to download online streaming videos for enjoy them anywhere anytime you want. Moreover, it also enables users to create VOB file from videos for burning to DVD to make a perfect backup.

        Built with 420+ Audio/Video codecs, MacX Video Converter Pro has plenty of features and supports almost any file format that is widely used, such as MKV, AVCHD, M2TS, MOD, TOD, ASF, AVC, RMB, AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4, WMV, WebM, Google TV, DAT, etc. With intuitive user interface, it facilitates the conversion process in a few clicks. The default settings are also pre-configured and optimized for newbie, including iPhone, iPod, iPad, PSP, Apple TV, mobile phone, and so on. The advanced functions "High Quality Engine" and "Deinterlacing" are specially designed to ensure the output video quality. To speed up the conversion speed, multi-core CPU options and hyper threading technology are adopted as well.

        To get this all-in-one video converter software for free, all you need to do is go to the giveaway page during Nov 5 to Nov 15 to download and get the license code to activate. For Mac users, the license code is listed directly on that page. For Windows users, the license code is in the text file with the download.

        Besides this giveaway offer, MACXDVD Software also provides 50% discount on MacX DVD Video Converter Pro Pack and Buy One Get One Free on their best selling products, MacX DVD Ripper Pro.

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        MacX Video Converter Pro Giveaway
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        Apple starts accepting Mac apps submissions

          Apple has started accepting Mac Apps for their new Mac App Store. The Mac App Store will be available on both Snow Leopard and the future Mac OS Lion.

          The Mac App Store will follow similar submission guidelines and policies as the iOS App Store. However, you will still be able to install mac software without using it. The Mac App developer program is $99 per year.


          New variant of Boonana Trojan Horse in the Wild

            A new variant of the Boonana malware, first documented and named by SecureMac, has been discovered by ESET. The new variant, trojan.osx.boonana.b, behaves in a very similar manner to the original malware, and is currently being distributed on multiple sites. In addition to the website documented by ESET as currently distributing the malware, SecureMac has identified two more websites that are currently hosting the new malware variant. Rather than the initial site which tricks users into running (and installing) the malware, these servers seem to be hosting update code for the malware. The infected machines contact these servers looking for updates to the malware payload. At the time of analysis (November 2nd, 2010), these servers were live, and distributing malware.

            In addition to the malware updates, these servers contain what appear to be keystroke logs from infected machines, including usernames and passwords.

            With a quick glance, Boonana may look like a variant of Koobface, which was discovered for Windows back in 2008. However, ESET has also confirmed SecureMac's initial analysis of Boonana as a new unique piece of malware, which does not share a common code-base with the previously discovered Koobface worm. ESET's threat analysis of Boonana can be found at ESETs blog.

            Additionally, Microsoft identifies the malware as Trojan:Java/Boonana, and rates it as a severe threat for both Mac and Windows.

            Another security vendor has verified that the Boonana malware is capable of infecting Linux machines, and will proceed to join a botnet once installed. The malware also affects Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.

            SecureMac's free Boonana Trojan Removal Tool can detect and remove the threat for Apple's Mac OS X; manual removal instructions are included in SecureMac advisory. The free Boonana Trojan Horse removal tool runs on Mac OS X 10.5 and higher. Users may also run MacScan Security and Privacy software for Mac OS X to detect the Boonana Trojan Horse. MacScan runs on Mac OS X 10.2.4 or higher and includes a free 30-day trial. Existing users are encouraged to download the latest malware definitions before scanning.

            SecureMac Boonana Trojan Horse Advisory
            Removal Tool for Mac OS X
            ESET Threat Blog - Boonana Threat Analysis
            Microsoft: Trojan:Java/Boonana