Apple Music announces Up Next Live concert series

3 months 2 weeks ago
Apple has announced Up Next Live, a series of performances from past and present Apple Music Up Next artists including Bad Bunny, Daniel Caesar, Khalid, Ashley McBryde, King Princess, Lewis Capaldi and Jessie Reyez. Each artist will perform for fans in one city, for one night only.
Dennis Sellers

Hestan Cue Smart Cooking System can make anyone a better chef

3 months 2 weeks ago
One of my favorite Pixar movies is Ratatouille, in which a French chef by the name of Gusteau inspires a rat to become a gourmet cook. Gusteau’s tag line in the film is “Anyone can cook”, but the sad truth is that many people limit themselves to fast food, easy-to-prepare store-bought entrees and the like after having one too many meals turn out undercooked or scorched. The Hestan Cue Smart Cooking System consists of an app-controlled inductive cooktop, an 11-inch “smart pan” or chef’s pot with embedded sensors, and the Hestan Cue app (iOS or Android), all of which work together to make sure that home chefs get the best results every time.
Steven Sande

Apple files for another patent for an AirPower-like device

3 months 2 weeks ago
Apple may have abandoned plans for its AirPower wireless charger, but that doesn’t mean the company has abandoned plans for such a device. The tech giant has filed for another patent (number 20190199144) for a “wireless system with ambient field nulling.”
Dennis Sellers

Audio/video editing software market worth $2.43 billion

3 months 2 weeks ago
This should be good news for Apple’s iMovie, Final Cut Pro X, GarageBand, Logic Pro X, and Clips software. According to a Technavio report. Thea audio/video editing software market is worth $2.43 billion with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12% from 2019 to 2023.
Dennis Sellers

Notable apps and updates, June 24-29

3 months 2 weeks ago

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are this week’s picks.


Corel has debuted Painter 2020, the latest version of its digital painting software for macOS and Windows. 

According to the folks at Corel, it accelerates performance across virtually any system, while delivering a streamlined workflow, all-new brushes, enhanced color selection, and more. Painter 2020 is available in English, French, German, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese for $429. Registered owners of any previous version can purchase for the upgrade price of $229.

Hyperbolic Software has launched Umbrella, a duplicate prevention utility for macOS. 

Once a source is added, it monitors the folder content and reports any duplicates the moment they’re created. Duplicates are automatically marked for fast removal.

Umbrella requires macOS 10.14 or higher. It costs $19.99. A demo is available for download.

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.2.24, a maintenance update to company's workflow automation tool for Adobe InDesign. 

LinkOptimizer lets users automatically scale and crop images to their InDesign dimensions at specified target resolution, as well as convert image formats and colors, thus helping designers save disk space and reduce production costs. The new version fixes an error in which the option to merge visible layers in Photoshop wasn't executed under some rare conditions.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website for $259.95; there’s a “lite” version for $179.95). A demo is available for download. Version 5.2.24 is a free update for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-CC 2019.

Mellel has released Mellel 4.2, an update to its word processor. The new version introduces a completely re-written tables feature, enabling writers to make use of a series of advanced table features such as table styles, formulas, headers and footers, repeating headers, and more.

Mellel 4.2 comes in versions for the Mac and iPad. It costs $49 and the license includes two years of free updates. A demo is available for download.


Wave Digital has launched Les Verbes, a free French conjugation verb app. Targeted at intermediate French language students, Les Verbes focuses on the 30 most common verbs and tenses necessary to converse fluently.

The app provides short daily quizzes to test your knowledge. According to the folks at Wave Digital, just two minutes per day is all it takes “to master the most commonly used verbs and improve the fluidity of your French conversations.”

Dennis Sellers

News round-up: 12 years of the iPhone charted (and more)

3 months 2 weeks ago
Saturday, June 29, is the 12th anniversary of the original iPhone launch. BankMyCell,  a site for comparing trade-in items for tech devices, has accumulated Google search trends, isolated by buyer and trade-in intent queries to chart 12 years the buzz of Apple fans around the world. To support the anniversary side of things, BankMy Cell has also created gallery slides and a long form image if you wish to simply showcase the evolution timeline of the iPhone for your reader’s nostalgia. You can see it live here.
Dennis Sellers

Jony Ive’s (semi) departure from Apple opens some interesting possibilities

3 months 2 weeks ago
Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, will depart the company as an employee later this year to form an independent design company that will count Apple among its clients. It will be a blow — in after-hours trading, Apple saw around $9 billion wiped from its market cap —  but it also opens up some new, interesting possibilities.
Dennis Sellers
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