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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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Nisus Writer Pro 3

Nisus Writer Pro is a full featured word processing program. Nisus Writer Pro 3

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Snap Art 4

Snap Art will produce images that look like they were made by a human, not a computer. Snap Art uses sophisticated algorithms to simulate a wide array of brush strokes – from small to large. Snap Art

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Cinema Grade

Cinema Grade is a Color Grading plug-in for Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, or DaVinci Resolve. What is color grading? It is a process of improving the appearance of an image or video by changing vari- ous attributes of an image such as contrast, color, saturation, etc. Cinema Grade

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August 2020 Newsletter

This issue includes: “What the HEIC? Apple’s Highly Compressed Image Format Still Confuses” Nisus Writer Pro 3 Review Snap Art 4 Review Cinema Grade Review Click the link below to read the Newsletter (Or Option-click on the link to download) August Newsletter

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July 2020 Newsletter

This issue includes: “Beware! iCloud Backups Deleted after 180 Days” Affinity Publisher Review Art Text 4 Review Neat Video Review The Joy of Tech Click the link below to read the Newsletter (Or Option-click on the link to download) July Newsletter

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Affinity Publisher

Affinity Publisher is a desktop publishing program from Seirf (Europe), Ltd., makers of Affinity Photo and Affinity Design. Affinity Publisher lets you create, publish and share electronic or print-ready documents and publications. Affinity Publisher

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Art Text 4

Create  fancy headings, banners, logos, icons, or buttons. Art Text 4

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Neat Video 5

Neat Video is a filter designed to reduce noise and grain in digital video. It can also reduce spots, dots, and lines of relatively large size Neat Video 5

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Landscape Pro Studio Max

LandscapePro Studio Max is a program that you can use to adjust the look or mood of your landscape images. Its approach is very different than other image editors. LandscapePro has you identify different parts of you image by labeling them. Then it uses advanced image recognition technology to detect the different features in your […]

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LaunchBar 6

LaunchBar is a program that helps you quickly access your documents, applications, bookmarks, contacts, search engines, etc. without having to use the mouse or go to the Dock. Instead, you type a quick key combination to bring up LaunchBar (which is around a 1 X 3” rectangle that appears toward the top of the screen) […]

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