Macintosh product updates and announcements for September 30, 2011:
- Valve has announced the free DLC update for its bestselling game franchise Portal 2 will be rolled out across all regions on Steam, Xbox LIVE and PSN starting October 4th. The free DLC, titled “Portal 2: Peer Review”, is available to all owners of Portal 2 for download on PS3 and Xbox 360, and will be automatically downloaded via Steam on PC and Mac.
- Reggie Ashworth has announced VidConvert 1.1.2, an update to his new video converter for Mac OS X. VidConvert is a video converter designed to make converting your videos simple and easy. VidConvert will convert just about any type of video into one of the many popular formats of today. Creating videos for your iPhone or iPad, for your Mac or TV, or formats such as DivX and MPEG are just a click away with VidConvert.
- Atom Studios has introduced Weight Computer 1.0, its new health and fitness application for Mac OS X. Weight Computer allows you control your weight in an easy and simple way. It offers all the info you need to control how you lose or gain weight in an efficient and professional fashion. Even data that medical professionals do not usually give to you. Just set your goal weight and enter your weight regularly. Finally comes the application you were waiting to control your weight.
- Alundus, LLC officially announces their Calendar Buddy app for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac platforms. Do you ever want an easy way to automatically add calendar entries into your calendar and have them automatically update? Calendar Buddy adds the events automatically to your iPhone or iPad calendar with one touch of the button. Better yet, it keeps them updated throughout the year with updated times and schedule changes without doing any additional work.
- Jumsoft today introduces Bill Engine 1.0, their new invoicing application for Macintosh. Perfect for small businesses and self-employed people, Bill Engine features a simple and intuitive system to create and manage invoices for both products and services. Billing for services is facilitated by a convenient time-tracking function, and users can analyze their invoicing activities after creating a number of simple yet informative reports.
- Designing interactive content for iPad, iPhone, Android, and desktop web browsers has just become easier: Purple 1.0 for Mac OS X makes creating animated movies, designing interactive graphics, developing games or websites a breeze—including Photoshop Import. Version 1.0 offers a wide range of features for creating a world in motion, from animations to interactive graphics and entire websites. Content exported from Purple can be embedded as an HTML-widget in other publishing tools.
- Do you like selective colors as much as we do? Then check the brand new photo app Color Splash Studio, created by the guys who brought you FX Photo Studio PRO. The app is featured by Apple 2nd week in a row and is #1 photo app in many countries around the Globe. This is the most powerful, intuitive and comprehensive app for color splash photography available for Mac. You can get it for just $1.99 over this weekend.
- Jane’s Hotel is a popular casual time management game that was originally released on PC but due to its success was ported to a number of platforms, including PSP, Nintendo DS, Android and iPhone. Now it finally comes to the Mac App Store. In Jane’s Hotel the players are given a chance to help the series’ main protagonist Jane run her own hotel empire. The player controls Jane and a chambermaid in order to keep the guests comfortable by providing them with everything a traveler needs to relax.
- MacJournal is the world’s most popular journal application for the Mac, bar none. We’re not exaggerating when we say that tens of thousands of users call MacJournal their, “app of choice,” when it comes to keeping a journal. Today we are announcing the soon-to-be released MacJournal 6, packed with lots of enhancements, new features, expanded services and even more power. So, that’s the good news. Here’s the great news. When you buy MacJournal 5 today, you will get MacJournal 6 for free.
- Marantz America, a world leader of advanced home entertainment solutions, is now offering owners of its critically acclaimed NA7004 Network Audio Player a free Apple AirPlay upgrade, allowing them to stream dramatically better sounding music to rooms throughout their home. The AirPlay upgrade, available to NA7004 owners through a special limited time promotion at the Marantz website until December 31, 2011, lets users stream songs from their iTunes music libraries on Mac or PC, as well as music stored on their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, through their Wi-Fi networks.