Montag, 30. März 2009

FlamingoHD 0.1.2 - Puts you in charge of your HD video library. (Shareware)

FlamingoHD 0.1.2 - Puts you in charge of your HD video library. (Shareware): "

FlamingoHD 0.1.2
FlamingoHD... Built from the ground up for the everyday home user, FlamingoHD puts you in charge of your HD video library.

While focusing on HD video, FlamingoHD supports most popular video, image and audio formats.

Version 0.1.2:

Fixed startup issue when multiple drives are connected.

Mac OS X 10.5 or later.




(Via MacUpdate - Mac OS X.)

pzizz 2.7.1 - Audio relaxation tool. (Demo)

pzizz 2.7.1 - Audio relaxation tool. (Demo): "

pzizz 2.7.1
pzizz! help you to feel better, work harder and play longer.

pzizz combines music to soothe you, voice to inspire you and a binaural beat to help take you deep into a deeply relaxed and blissful state.

The export feature means you can use pzizz anywhere you like. (iPod / MP3 / CD / Cell Phone)

You can select the exact length of program and customize it to suit you. pzizz will then generate a unique soundtrack for you - every single time you press 'play' or 'export'.

The clever little algorithm can create more than 100 billion combinations of soundtrack - so you'll never hear the same thing twice!

Listen at your computer, export to MP3 player or burn to CD. It's your choice how and where you use pzizz to get more out of each day!

pzizz supports the following modules:

Energizer: Enjoy wonderful naps whenever you want. The energizer module takes you into a deeply relaxed state, relieves the stresses of the day and equips you to get more out of life!

Sleep: Caress yourself to sleep every night with this module. The soothing music and relaxing voice will help you to get to sleep and stay asleep.

pzizz... energy for life!

Mac OS X 10.4 or later.




(Via MacUpdate - Mac OS X.)

Donnerstag, 26. März 2009

TomTom Home bringt Verbesserungen der Benutzeroberfläche

TomTom Home bringt Verbesserungen der Benutzeroberfläche: "TomTom Home , der Desktop-Client für die gleichnamigen Navigationsgeräte, ist in einer neuen Version erhältlich. Das Update bringt einige Verbesserungen der Benutzeroberfläche und vereinfacht das Herunterladen neuer Landkarten über einen neuen Add-Maps-Button. Nach dem Kauf neuer Karten können Benutzer sich außerdem dazu entscheiden,...

(Via Newsticker.)

Mittwoch, 25. März 2009

Temperature Monitor 4.7 - Displays processor temperature. (Free)

Temperature Monitor 4.7 - Displays processor temperature. (Free): "

Temperature Monitor 4.7

Temperature Monitor is an application to read out all available temperature sensors in Macintosh computers. The program can display and visualize measured values in a large variety of fashions. The application supports the following operations on the measured readings:

  • display in a default window

  • display in a floating window

  • tabular display in an overview window

  • display in the menu-bar

  • display of a maximum of two readings in the Dock

  • graphical display of short-term and long-term history curves

  • speech output of readings

  • export to text files

Moreover, the application can display additional technical information about
your computer.
Among other information this includes:

  • Processor type

  • Processor and bus frequencies

  • Manufacturing information

Of course, the application can read out the data only if your computer is equipped with the necessary sensors, and if Mac OS X can access them without needing third-party device drivers. Beginning in summer 2002, Apple has begun to massively drive forward the use of monitoring probes in the PowerMac series, the Xserve series, and in portable computers. Some models are equipped with 38 and more sensors. But Temperature and Hardware Monitor can detect sensors on many older systems as well if they are available.

We try to detect all sensors on as many Macintosh computer types as possible. However, a prediction which sensors are available in which models is not possible, because Apple very often releases 'silent product updates', where the hardware equipments of some models are changed but the names are not (specifications are'subject to change without notice'). The particular graphics card and hard disk configuration used is also important because these parts can include independent sensors, too.

Please note that Apple does not support an official or standardized way of reading out sensor data in Mac OS X (the only exception is the Server Monitor application for the Xserve series). Moreover, there is no documentation or other technical note about the individual function of the sensors. For this reason, the development of Temperature Monitor and Hardware Monitor is very costly because the necessary data has to be determined by reverse engineering and tests run on a variety of computer models. Please support the development of the applications by purchasing a registration key for Hardware Monitor.

Version 4.7:

  • Added full support for the new Mac Pro series (March 2009). This includes
    support for processors using Intel® Core™ i7 technology and simultaneous

  • The detail information windows for G5 processors and x86 processors have
    been modified to begin numbering of objects with 1 instead of 0.

Mac OS X 10.2.5 or later.




(Via MacUpdate - Mac OS X.)

Donnerstag, 19. März 2009

NASA TV 1.0 - Watch Live Stream NASA TV on your Dashboard. (Free)

NASA TV 1.0 - Watch Live Stream NASA TV on your Dashboard. (Free): "

NASA TV widget... Watch Live Stream NASA TV on your Dashboard.

  • get Launch and Landing Coverage
  • get complete LIVE Shuttle Coverage
  • get Current Missions Reports
  • and and and…

Version 1.1:
  • improved stream
  • Public, Education and Media Channel added
  • new design

Mac OS X 10.4 or later.




(Via MacUpdate - Mac OS X.)

myDVDEdit 1.0 - DVD-based spec editor. (Free)

myDVDEdit 1.0 - DVD-based spec editor. (Free): "

myDVDEdit 1.0

myDVDEdit is a DVD-based spec editor designed to allow you to edit your previously built DVDs, a tool which allows you to understand and even to modify the content of a DVD, at the deepest level.

The format of a DVD is very complex. I have tried to make it as accessible as possible and have therefore left aside explaining some bits of information, which, although they are important in enabling the DVD to be read by the DVD player, are of no importance to anyone who simply wishes to understand the DVDs structure.

myDVDEdit cannot read protected DVD videos, and it will never be able to do so. It has not been created to violate copyrights. It was created to enable you to understand how DVDs work, to help you create new DVDs step by step, and make DVD changes which cannot be made with the traditional authoring tools. Because I have never had the official documentation on the format of DVDs, I have written this program solely from data collected on the Internet, from free sources, and from discussions on forums. myDVDEdit has been entirely written in Cocoa. The software is in both French and English.

For the moment, myDVDEdit is a DonationWare. It is perfecty functional, and will never ask you to enter any code or license information. You can however support future development by making a donation.

Version 1.0 release notes are available.

Mac OS X 10.3 or later.




(Via MacUpdate - Mac OS X.)

Donnerstag, 12. März 2009

VideoPier 1.2 - Capture, convert, organize your video clips from MPEG2 camcorder. (Demo)

VideoPier 1.2 - Capture, convert, organize your video clips from MPEG2 camcorder. (Demo): "

VideoPier 1.2
VideoPier is the missing link between MPEG2 camcorder and your Mac. It lets you visualize the clips on your camera that Quicktime would otherwise refuse to open. VideoPier lets you copy them to disk, and export them to any format for viewing (iPod, AppleTV, iPhone) or editing (iMovie 06/08).


  • Detect your camcorder and let you visualize all clips.
  • Copy files from your camcorder to your hard drive in their original format.
  • Import clips that have been already been copied to disk.
  • Create events for the imported clips (events are organized by year like in iMovie 08).
  • Visualize your clips, including their date.
  • Multi-clip playback in the embedded player or in full screen.
  • Export to any Quicktime format, to DV for iMovie 06, to the iPod/iPhone and Apple TV. In addition, VideoPier will keep track of the exported file so you can always retrieve it later.
  • Export to iMovie '08.

Version 1.2:

  • Added support for multiple camcorders connected at the same time.

  • Added support for a category of camcorders supporting multiple recording locations (HD and Flash card) such as the Vixia series by Canon. VideoPier will mount both locations and let you transfer clips.

  • Added support for exporting to iMovie libraries located on external drives or any location on disk.

  • changed the ergonomics of full screen playback. You can now launch full screen playback via a new button in the command bar.

  • Fixed some rare crash conditions when playing specific files.

  • Numerous minor bug fixes througout the application.

VideoPier HD 1.2 incorporates also a new export Avid Media Composer in addition to Final Cut export.

Mac OS X 10.4 or later.




(Via MacUpdate - Mac OS X.)

Mittwoch, 11. März 2009

iPod touch 2G Jailbreak-Patch fertig

iPod touch 2G Jailbreak-Patch fertig: "Wie das iPhone Dev Team in seinem Blog bekannt gegeben hat, konnte man nun endgültig den iPod touch 2G von seinen Software-Beschränkungen befreien, so dass Anwender nun auch auf diesem Gerät unabhängig von iTunes Software installieren können. Dadurch können Anwender auch Software installieren, welche in Apples App Store abgelehnt werden würde, weil sie besonders systemnahe Funktionen, beispielsweise für Datei-Operationen, nutzt.

(Via :: News.)

Apple stellt neuen iPod shuffle mit 4 GB vor

Apple stellt neuen iPod shuffle mit 4 GB vor: "Apple hat heute wie bereits vermutet den neuen iPod shuffle vorgestellt. Der 'weltweit kleinste Musikplayer' ist nur halb so groß wie das Vorgängermodell und kann zudem mit dem Benutzer sprechen. Die neue VoiceOver-Funktion ermöglicht es dem iPod shuffle Titel, Interpreten und Wiedergabelisten auszusprechen. Die dritte Generation des iPod shuffle ist erheblich kleiner als eine einfache AA Batterie, speichert bis zu 1.000 Songs und ist du...

(Via :: News.)

Reuters bestätigt 10 Zoll-Touchscreen für Apple

Reuters bestätigt 10 Zoll-Touchscreen für Apple: "Die Nachrichtenagentur Reuters wartet mit einer eigenen Quelle auf, die das Gerücht um die Lieferung eines 10 Zoll-Touchdisplays von Wintek an Apple bestätigt. Im dritten Quartal soll Apple ein neues Gerät ausliefern, verrät auch diese Quelle - was für eins, weiss aber auch diese nicht zu berichten. Zuvor haben bereits Dow Jones Newswires...

(Via Newsticker.)

Dienstag, 10. März 2009

Stellarium 0.10.2 - Open source desktop planetarium. (Free)

Stellarium 0.10.2 - Open source desktop planetarium. (Free): "

Stellarium 0.10.2
Stellarium is an open source desktop planetarium. It renders the skies in realtime using OpenGL, which means the skies will look exactly like what you see with your eyes, binoculars, or a small telescope. Stellarium is very simple to use, which is one of its biggest advantages: it can easily be used by beginners.

Release notes not available at developer site nor in download at the time of this posting.

Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, a 3D Card with support for OpenGL.




(Via MacUpdate - Mac OS X.)

Freitag, 6. März 2009

X-Plane 9.30b4 - Fly an airplane in this OpenGL-based 3D environment. (Demo)

X-Plane 9.30b4 - Fly an airplane in this OpenGL-based 3D environment. (Demo): "

X-Plane 9.30b4
X-Plane is the world's most comprehensive, powerful flight simulator, and has the most realistic flight model available for personal computers.

Welcome to the world of props, jets, single- and multi-engine airplanes, as well as gliders, helicopters and VTOLs such as the V-22 Osprey and AV8-B Harrier.

X-Plane comes with subsonic and supersonic flight dynamics, sporting aircraft from the Bell 206 Jet-Ranger helicopter and Cessna 172 light plane to the supersonic SR-71 and Space Shuttle. X-Plane comes with about 40 aircraft spanning the aviation industry (and history), and several thousand more are freely downloadable from the internet. (See as a good place to start).

X-Plane scenery is world-wide, with scenery for the entire planet Earth between -60 and +74 degrees lattiude. We also have MARS scenery! (thanks to the Mars Orbiting Laser Altimeter, which mapped that planet's elevation) You can land at any of over 18,000 airports, as well as test your mettle on aircraft carriers, helipads on building tops, frigates that pitch and roll in the waves, and oil rigs.

Weather is variable from clear skies and high visibility to thunderstorms with controllable wind, wind shear, turbulence, and microbursts! Rain, snow and clouds are available for an instrument flying challenge, and thermals are available for the gliders! Real weather conditions can be downloaded from the internet, allowing you to fly in the actual weather that currently exists!

X-Plane also has detailed failure-modeling, with 35 systems that can be failed manually or randomly, when you least expect it! You can fail instruments, engines, flight controls, and landing gear at any moment.

While X-Plane is the world's most COMPREHENSIVE flight sim, your purchase also comes with Plane-Maker (to create your own airplanes) World-Maker (to create your own scenery), and Weather Briefer (to get a weather briefing before the flight if you use real weather conditions downloaded from the net).

X-Plane is also extremely customizable, allowing you to easily create textures, sounds, and instrument panels for your own airplanes that you design or the planes that come with the sim.

X-Plane's accuracy (in flight model), scope (in aircraft and terrain coverage), versatility (in aircraft type and weather conditions), add-on programs (in aircraft and scenery editors), user-customizability, downloadable aircraft, and downloadable scenery makes it the ULTIMATE flight simulation experience for Macintosh.

Version 9.30b4:

OK now we have a REALLY cool new feature: A really improved 3-D airflow physics model and tools to SEE it!

First just LOOK at it:

Open the Cessna 172 or Cirrus Jet and take it to 10,000 ft and set the time of day to dusk or so in clear weather.

Now go to external view with the | key and hit the / key a couple of times, watching the result with each press.

The RED vectors are at 10% speed BELOW ambient.

The GREEN vectors are at ambient speed.

The VIOLATE vectors are at 10% ABOVE ambient speed.

Now try it at low speed, flaps down, nose up, near the stall, full power.

Now pull up into the stall.

Now you really start to SEE what sets X-Plane apart from: ALL the others.

You can SEE the propwash (accelerating the air-flow to violet under full power, or decelerating it to yellow on the engine-out).

You can SEE the downwash (the downward-moving vectors behind the wing).

You can SEE the wake (decelerating the airflow behind the wings due to the drag of the wing!).

Of course, this airflow, modified by downwash, propwash, and wake, impacts the wings, bodies, and even propellers that live in that airflow!

And this goes beyond anything we have done before: We now find the downwash and wake not just from each wing, but from each ELEMENT of each wing!

This means that if you have a flap or aileron on a wing, the downwash on the surfaces BEHIND that BIT of the wing

(such as the horizontal stabilizer) are affected differently depending on WHERE in the flowfield the various PARTS of the stabilizer are!

There will be more downwash on the part of the stab behind the flaps when the flaps are down, for example! Everything is handled PER-ELEMENT,

not PER-WING, so all the different flow off of and onto wings and stabs that varies across the span is considered!

Then it gets BETTER: This new 3-D model with wake looks at the geometry of each wing casting downwash and wake in real-time, so the origin of the wake and downwash

actually move AFT in real-time as you sweep the wings, for example, if you are in an F-14 or F-111!

And it gets BETTER: We now have an improved stall model that psuedo-randomizes the flow when any wing is stalled!

Pull aft enough to stall in the | view after hitting the / key see the flow and get ready for information-overload!

Try getting in various different planes at various different speeds, power settings, and flap settings, and hitting the / key a bit in the external view...

you will see how the streamlines and velocity vectors are affected by all of these things. Then turn on some turbulence if you want things to get really wonky!

Who ELSE does this math? NOBODY that I can find!

New command: sim/view/hold_3d_angle.

Assign any key you like to this command in the joystick button/keyboard command-binding screen

and then hold that key when in 3-D cockpit mode to keep your viewpoint from moving around with the mouse...

This makes it easier to click on stuff in the 3-D cockpit because the viewpoint is not moving as you move the mouse,

as long as you hold that key or joy button down!

New joystick axis: Nose-Wheel steering Tiller. Nice for airliners if you set that up!

The TILLER axis ALWAYS steers the nosewheel thru the 'lo-speed steering' range specified in Plane-Maker, no matter the aircraft speed.

As well, we have various framerate optimizations. You may, or may not, SEE these improvements because we now spend more time doing the 3-D flow-field math

for the new physics specified above.

Generic rheostats can 'wrap' their dataref values. Use this to make OBS knob that go from 360 back to 0 degrees.

Back-lit (additive) style lighting is now available on all instruments.

You should now have trim on the helicopters, no rocket thrust on the rockets without fuel, rudder key-control whether the mouse-screen is up or not,

Space Shuttle and B-2 aileron/elevator linkages are now hooked up properly, you should only hydroplane on WET runways, not icy ones, de-ice systems

should be able to keep all the ice off the jets, replay mode should show smoke-puffs from touch-down in the right place, and external cockpits should give

good engine indications. We fixed crash that could happen sometimes on Startup on Vista, and a panel jittering when you scrolled with a strange-size window.

Check 'Matrox triple-head' in the equipment settings dialog box and the sim will not try to zoom the cockpit across all three monitors.

ENV files will render correctly, and the runways will not flicker in the textured map.

Cursors for generic rotaries and rheostats work better, and the default rolling generic instrument will default to six digits.

VOR reception range is increased by 25%, and the show-hide for instrument groups fixed.

Windows plugins can override the mouse cursor without flicker, planet textures are fixed to not have a big black square over Southern California,

the Mac version can run without sound even if OpenAL is not installed, and Windows and Linux versions can run without internet!

Non-generic instruments will follow the correct lighting rheostat, and 3-d Panels should load using any naming convention.

Plugins replay mode dataref works, fixes x737 and ACARS plugin, and the engine start command is fixed, which fixes x737 plugin.

Linux build should properly detect whether it is a demo or full install, and you can animate a non-deck hard surface in an OBJ.

Custom full screen settings are saved properly in the preferences.

G4 @ 1GHz or better, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, 3D acceleration card with 32 MB VRAM.




(Via MacUpdate - Mac OS X.)

Montag, 2. März 2009

MusicBrainz Picard 0.11 - Label and tag your music with correct ID3 tags. (Free)

MusicBrainz Picard 0.11 - Label and tag your music with correct ID3 tags. (Free): "

MusicBrainz Picard 0.11

MusicBrainz Picard... Label and tag your music with the correct ID3 tags of artists, albums, etc. quickly and easily.

Picard is the next generation MusicBrainz tagging application. This new tagging concept is album oriented, as opposed to track/file oriented like the ClassicTagger was. Picard is written in Python, which is a cross-platform language, and makes use of cross-platform libraries - this allows the same code to run both on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Release notes not available at developer site nor in download at the time of this posting

Mac OS X 10.4 or later.




(Via MacUpdate - Mac OS X.)