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Mac OS X 10.6.5 is available

    Apple today released Mac OS X 10.6.5, via Software Update. The 10.6.5 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes that:

    - improve reliability with Microsoft Exchange servers
    - address performance of some image-processing operations in iPhoto and Aperture
    - address stability and performance of graphics applications and games
    - resolve a delay between print jobs
    - address a printing issue for some HP printers connected to an AirPort Extreme
    - resolve an issue when dragging contacts from Address Book to iCal
    - address an issue where dragging an item from a stack causes the Dock to not automatically hide
    - resolve an issue with Wikipedia information not displaying correctly in Dictionary
    - improve performance of MainStage on certain Mac systems
    - resolve spacing issues with OpenType fonts
    - improve reliability with some Bluetooth braille displays
    - resolve a VoiceOver issue when browsing some web sites with Safari 5


    Digital Heaven releases DH_Counter 2.0 and more Free Plug-ins

      Digital Heaven, one of the leading third party developers for Apple Pro Apps, today  announced the release of DH_Counter 2.0, a major upgrade to the on-screen counter plug-in for Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro.

      DH_Counter is ideal for creating a countdown timer to the start of an event or for coverage of sporting events such as races and against the clock challenges. DH_Counter 2.0 has been completely rewritten to provide many more features and flexibility than the previous version:

      * Choice of HH:MM:SS, MM:SS or SS display formats
      * Show or hide leading zero and separator characters
      * Count up/down to/from custom time
      * Show subseconds as frames/tenths/hundredths of a second
      * Ability to change the speed of the counter
      * Adjustable text tracking
      * Monospaced or proportional text spacing
      * Shadow and Outline styles with adjustable color, opacity, offset, softness and width
      * Box background with adjustable color, opacity and position
      * Static display mode for creating start or end holds

      Digital Heaven's range of freeware products has now grown with the addition of two more Final Cut plug-ins. The first is DH_Fade - the easy way to create consistent fade in/outs on clips with different durations, and the second is DH_FieldTrans - a must for those needing to apply effects to pre-edited footage containing cuts on field 2.

      System Requirements:
      * Final Cut Express (v2 and later) or Final Cut Pro (v4 and later)

      Pricing and availability:
      DH_Counter 2.0 is available for immediate purchase from the Digital Heaven online store for $29.00 (USD). A watermarked trial version can be downloaded from the Digital Heaven website. Customers who purchased DH_Counter on or after 1st October 2010 are eligible for a free upgrade. Digital Heaven freeware can also be downloaded from the Digital Heaven website.

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      Dexture 1.0 – Interactive RapidWeaver Theme with iPad and iPhone Support

        NimbleHost today announced Dexture 1.0, a new RapidWeaver theme. Dexture is a professional quality RapidWeaver theme that introduces the Visitor Interaction Panel (VIP), a drop down panel that offers visitors the ability to customize their browsing experience by offering a choice of background colors, as well as the ability to adjust the font size and site width.  Dexture will facilitate the creation of mobile versions of an eye-catching website, so it will display properly on the desktop, iPhone, iPad, and Android and WebOS-based devices.

        Feature Highlights:
        * Innovation design featuring the Visitor Interaction Panel
        * Powerful and flexible theme options
        * 7 ExtraContent Areas
        * RWmultitool ready
        * 50 customizable header images
        * 11 high quality textures
        * 10 customizable backgrounds
        * Drop down and split-level navigation options
        * Header height adjustment
        * Sidebar placement options
        * Various font options (size, style, and line height)
        * Width options
        * Extensive color control
        * Numerous advanced options for customizing the look and feel

        When used as an adjunct to RapidWeaver, Dexture supports all major web browsers: IE7/8 , Safari 4/5 , Firefox 3.5 , Chrome 5 , and Opera 10.5 . NimbleHost provides extensive documentation and user support for all their products, including User Forums, FAQs, Knowledge Libraries, Guides to RapidWeaver, User Product Guides, and Technical Support.

        System Requirements:
        * Mac OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger), 10.5.2 or higher (Leopard), or 10.6.x (Snow Leopard)
        * PowerPC or Intel-based Macintosh computer
        * RapidWeaver 3.6.7 or RapidWeaver 4.x
        * RWmultitool Lite (optional)
        * 5.7 MB

        Pricing and Availability:
        Dexture 1.0 for Mac OS X is currently available for $24.97 (USD or its equivalent in other currencies) from the NimbleHost RapidWeaver website. It requires the RapidWeaver application for Mac OS X, available for $79.00.

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        Dragon Stop Motion 2.3 update adds multiple language interface

          DZED Systems LLC today announced the release and immediate availability of Dragon Stop Motion 2.3, an update to their stop motion animation software for Mac OS X and Windows. The software interface has been translated to Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese (Brazilian), Japanese, Chinese and Korean. This includes rollover tips that provide extra information about different functions.

          Embraced by top studios, working professionals and independent filmmakers alike, Dragon Stop Motion excels in creating stop motion animation, digital effects and motion graphics. It offers a comprehensive set of animation and cinematography tools, and offers hardware integrations for advanced 3D stereoscopic capture and lighting automation.

          The version 2.3 update includes a variety of new features that expand on the application's support for monitoring, exporting, composing, animating, automating lighting, and automating 3D shooting.

          Feature Highlights:
          * Multiple language interface.
          * Audio mark in, out and crop for quick editing.
          * Multiple hot key alternates per function.
          * DMX channel groups and soloing.
          * Export X-Sheet data to csv.

          Version 2.3 expands support for the company's hardware solutions: the IOTA 3D Stereoscopic Slider/IOTA Controller and the DDMX-S2 Digital I/O Controller. Jogging controls for the IOTA Slider make it easier to adjust the slider's position. New DMX channel groups make it easier to edit multiple channels at once, while DMX soloing allows the user to play back one or more DMX channels independently.

          Minimum Requirements for Mac OSX:
          * Mac OS X Version 10.4.11 Tiger thru 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
          * Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
          * QuickTime 7.2 or later
          * 70 MB Hard Drive space
          * 1 GB RAM
          * 1.33 GHz CPU or higher
          * Supported DSLR, Video Camera or Webcam

          Minimum Requirements for Windows:
          * Windows XP/Vista/7 (32 or 64-bit)
          * QuickTime 7.2 or later
          * 100 MB Hard Drive space
          * 1 GB RAM
          * 1.33 GHz CPU or higher
          * Supported DSLR, Video Camera or Webcam

          Pricing and Availability:
          Dragon Stop Motion 2.3 is priced at $275.00 (USD) for a single-user license, or $225 (USD) per license in quantities of five or more. A trial license is available and valid for 30 days and limited to 50 frames per take. Version 2.3 is a recommended upgrade for all customers.

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          LiquidRelay 1.0 released for iPhone

            Silicon Soft Inc. today announced Liquid Relay 1.0, the pipe puzzle game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Liquid Relay offers hours of fun trying to reach the highest score by building the longest path per level. As you start each level, the pressure builds at the start valve, allowing you a few seconds head start to build your pipe path before the pressure pushes the liquid out of the start valve.

            Once you have mastered the Basic Pipe Set there is an Extended Pipe Set.
            This version of the software is targeted for the iPhone and iPod touch but is also playable on the iPad. A version of the software adapted for the iPad will be available in spring 2011.

            Feature Highlights:
            * Three level of difficulty (Easy, Medium, and Hard)
            * Two separate pipe piece sets

            Device Requirements:
            * iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
            * Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
            * 0.2 MB

            Pricing and Availability:
            Liquid Relay 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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