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May 2021 Newsletter

This issue includes: “Emulation, Virtualization, and Rosetta 2: A Blend of Old, New, and Yet To Come” Joy of Tech Click the link below to read the Newsletter (Or Option-click on the link to download) May Newsletter

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April Board Meeting Minutes

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Flame Painter

Flame Painter is a paint and particle effects program that you can use to create original artworks, add light effects to existing photos and artwork, or create impressive (or subtle) backgrounds. Flame Painter

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Kinemac 2

Kinemac is a 2D and 3D Real Time Animation Software for the Mac.It is relatively easy to use and there are a variety of uses that you can put it to, such as 3D animated logos or intro animations for your presentations or vacation videos. Kinemac 2

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April 2021 Newsletter

This issue includes: “Mac OS X at 20: The OS That Changed Everything” Flame Painter 4 review Kinemac 2 review Click the link below to read the Newsletter (Or Option-click on the link to download) April Newsletter

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March Board Meeting Minutes

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Comic Life 3

Comic Life 3 is a program that can (as its name implies) create comic book pages. But that’s not the only thing that it can create. Comic Life 3 can also be used to make various Certificates, Trading cards, Yearbooks, Travel logs, Newspapers, etc. Comic Life 3

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March 2021 Newsletter

This issue includes: “The Role of Bootable Duplicates in a Modern Backup Strategy” Comic Life 3 Click the link below to read the Newsletter (Or Option-click on the link to download) March Newsletter

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Tiffen Dfx 4

The Tiffen Dfx Digital Filter Suite is a set of digital optical filters for professional photographers, filmmakers, video editors, and visual effects artists. Tiffen Dfx 4

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Red Giant Universe

The Red Giant Universe is a community that has a library of effects and transitions for professional editors, visual effects, and motion graphics designers. These effects and transitions work in applications like Final Cut Pro X, Motion, After Effects, and Premiere Pro. I will be using/testing it with Final Cut Pro X. Red Giant Universe

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February Board Meeting Minutes

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Audio Hijack

Audio Hijack will record audio coming from the System or from any application, including VoIP calls from Skype and web streams from Safari. According to Rogue Amoeba: “If you can hear it, you can record it”. Audio Hijack

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Chaotica Studio 2

Chaotica is a fractal art application that creates digital art from mathematical algorithms. If your eyes are glazing over, know this, Chaotica is fun to use and there are an infinite amount of fractal designs that it can create. They are gorgeous! Chaotica Studio 2

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SpriteIlluminator

SpriteIlluminator is a Normal Map Editor for dynamic lighting and special effects for Sprites (two-dimensional images that are integrated most often in 2D video games).  SpriteIlluminator

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February 2021 Newsletter

This issue includes: “Turn Your iPhone into a Powerful Webcam with Camo” Reviews: Audio Hijack Chaotica Studio 2 SpriteIlluminator Click the link below to read the Newsletter (Or Option-click on the link to download) February Newsletter

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January Board Meeting Minutes

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PaintX

PaintX is a Final Cut Pro X plug-in that lets you paint brush strokes right onto your video. This can be used to remove blemishes on skin, paint out unwanted objects such as power lines or antennas, apply digital makeup, warp and stretch part of the video, or repair scratched video. PaintX

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January 2021 Newsletter

This issue includes: “The iPhone Gets 5G, but What’s It Like in Real-World Use?” Reviews: PaintX Click the link below to read the Newsletter (Or Option-click on the link to download January Newsletter

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December Board Meeting Minutes

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December 2020 Newsletter

This issue includes: “Big Sur Is Here, but We Suggest You Say “No Sir” for Now” Home Inventory 3 Lifespan Smart Photo Editor Click the link below to read the Newsletter (Or Option-click on the link to download December Newsletter

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Smart Photo Editor Studio

Smart Photo Editor is a photo editing tool which comes with many preferences that you can tweak to adjust the colors, contrast, etc. of your photos. It also comes with thousands of effects that you can apply to your photo. Smart Photo Editor Studio

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Home Inventory 3

Keep track of all of your possessions for insurance claims, to designate which items go to your different heirs, etc. Home Inventory 3

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Lifespan

The problem with SSD drives is that they have a finite amount of erases and rewrites that they can handle. When they reach this limit, their performance can begin to degrade, or they can stop working entirely. Lifespan keeps track of your SSDs or oth- er flash storage’s remaining life… Lifespan

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November 2020 Newsletter

This issue includes: “I Bought an Apple Watch as a Gift. It Turned into a Tech-Support Setup Nightmare” Reviews: TechTool Pro 13 AliveColors 2 Swift Publisher Exposure X6 Click the link below to read the Newsletter (Or Option-click on the link to download) November Newsletter

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November Board Meeting Minutes

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AliveColors 2

AliveColors is a photo editing program that also has a full set of painting and drawing tools. It has been designed to support the needs and user levels from the beginner to the pro user. AliveColors 2

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Swift Publisher

Looking for a full-featured, reasonably-priced desktop publishing program? Swift Publisher from belightsoft.com might be just right for you Swift Publisher

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TechTool Pro 13

TechTool Pro is a full featured diagnostic and repair utility that can check your software, hardware, and peripherals for problems. If TechTool Pro finds problems with your Mac, it will let you know and will provide straightforward advice on how to proceed. TechTool Pro 13

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Exposure X6

Exposure is a full featured image editor that has many options and presets that you can use to adjust the look of your photos. It is both easy to use and powerful. It comes as a standalone program and as a Lightroom or Photoshop plug-in. Exposure X6

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October Board Meeting Minutes

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PortraitPro Body Studio 3

PortraitPro Body Studio 3 is a full body editor that will help you shave off those extra pounds in your photos. It can be an invaluable tool for professionals. They can use it to tweak the look and shape of their models. PortraitPro Body Studio 3

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Blow Up 3

Have you ever had a time when you needed to enlarge a small photo to fit a larger frame or make it large enough to hang as a poster on the wall? Did you get the dreaded blurriness or stair-step pixelation when the image was enlarged? You aren’t alone. This is a problem for a […]

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October 2020 Newsletter

This issue includes: “CNN Investigation Finds AmazonBasics Products Dangerous” PortraitPro Body Studio 3 Blow Up 3 Click the link below to read the Newsletter (Or Option-click on the link to download) October Newsletter

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September Board Meeting Minutes

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Neat Image 8.5

Neat Image is a program that removes digital noise from photos but leaves the details untouched. Neat Image can make images look sharper with- out degradation of image quality (which is usually inevitable with noisy images). It works with photos from cameras, scanned negative and positive films as well as scanned printed photos. Neat Image […]

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Color Finale 2

Color Finale 2 is a professional color grading and image processing plug-in for Final Cut Pro X. It was created for videographers, editors, and Colorists (both hobbyist and Pros). It contains a complete professional color tool set familiar to professional Colorists. Color Finale 2

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Akvis Chameleon 10.3

Akvis Chameleon is a photo collage program. Though it can make a tradi- tional collage (with overlapping pho- tos), Akvis Chameleon can do much more than that. There are five differ- ent “Modes” that you can choose from – each giving you completely different results. Akvis Chameleon 10.3

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Live Home 3D Pro 3.8

The Live Home 3D Pro program is great tool for designing or decorating a house or a room. It allows you to quickly move from a floor plan to an interior (kitchen layout, furniture placement) or exterior (materials, windows, dormers, roof shape selections).  Live Home 3D Pro 3.8

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September 2020 Newsletter

This issue includes: “The Case of the Top Secret iPod” Live Interior 3D Pro 3.8 Akvis Chameleon 10.3 Neat Image 2 Color Finale 2 Click the link below to read the Newsletter (Or Option-click on the link to download) September Newsletter

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August Board Meeting Minutes

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