Review: Acrobat Pro DC (Document Cloud) at your service

Acrobat Pro DC has many significant improvements, but the UI still has problems…and beware the installation.

Parallels updates Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM

Businesses keep control, employees keep their Macs, everybody wins.

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CoSoSys updates My Endpoint Protector with cloud focus

Data theft is an increasing concern, and as more companies implement cloud-based tools, managing data and preventing theft becomes ever more important. CoSoSys has updated their Endpoint Protector tool to help organizations get a handle on their cloud-hosted data.

Study: Most enterprise employees barely use Microsoft Office

I figured that my finding Office vastly over-qualified and eminently dispensable for my own use must be a relatively rare phenomenon. It turns out I was more typical than I had imagined in using Office mostly like a sledgehammer for pounding thumbtacks, and only unusual in making the switch to cheaper and more appropriate software as productivity tools. Seems like most enterprise users could do the same and save a bundle on software licensing.

Seen @ Macworld: Endpoint Protector DLP and MDM solutions

Everyday users are becoming more aware of security (Heartbleed, anyone?). But for corporate IT departments, keeping data secure has been a requirement for quite some time. Endpoint Protector was at this year’s Macworld Expo, and we sat down with the team to discuss their Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions for Macs, iDevices, Android devices, and Windows.

Seen @ Macworld 2014: Kashoo cloud-based accounting

Kashoo is a cloud-based accounting software package for small businesses; the Mac alternative for products like Peachtree. Some of the features include secure log-in, a rolling bank ledger, user level read/write access, and filter ready reporting. The cloud service has native apps for iPhone and iPad so you can pick up your iDevice and work on the go.

FileMaker announces 2014 Annual FileMaker’s Developer Conference

FileMaker Pro is the very powerful database application that lets you create new databases from scratch or use databases created by others. But why wait for someone else to create the database you need now. DevCon—FileMaker’s Developer’s Conference—will be held this year in San Antonio, Texas, July 28-31 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.

Apple adds flat iOS 7 design elements to iWork for iCloud apps

Apple’s iWork for iCloud has finally received the iOS 7 treatment. On Thursday, Apple updated the Pages, Keynote, and Numbers applications for iWork— as well as several other online services from Apple—with the new iOS 7 design, making the template selection screen and document library look synchronized on iOS devices.

OS X and iOS productivity suites as inexpensive or free Office alternatives

If you don’t want to pony up for Microsoft Office or even Apple’s iWork Suite (incidentally, now free for iOS and bundled with new Macs), there are plenty of free or very inexpensive Office alternatives. Here are profiles of several popular ones, including Apache OpenOffice, NeoOffice Mac Native Suite, LibreOffice for OS X, along with Savy Soda Documents and Savy Soda Documents Free for iOS.

Daylite 4.3 update adds new features to OS X and iOS versions

Now that the kids are back in school and you can refocus, maybe it’s time to start growing the business you’ve been developing. If so, you may want to take a look at Daylite 4.3, Marketcircle’s suite for managing and growing business. Daylite brings project, sales, email, meetings, calendar, contacts, and notes functionality into one program, and now offers Forms and Attachments on iOS devices using Daylite


FileMaker to discontinue Bento for iOS and OS X on September 30th

If you were considering buying Bento—the consumer/prosumer-level database program from FileMaker for your Mac, iPhone, or iPad—you have until September 30th before it’s discontinued. You’ll be able to get technical support for Bento through July 30, 2014 and, for a limited time, you can purchase FileMaker Pro 12 for 40% off the listed price if you’ve already bought Bento.