WWDC scholarships, Luminar, Photolemur, MacPilot, Espionage, Macs easier in enterprise, Time Machine space


Apple will accept applications for WWDC 2017 scholarships on March 27 — Apple has revealed the process to garner a scholarship to the 2017 World Wide Developer’s Conference, and is requiring applicants to create a short scene in Swift Playgrouns to attract the interest of the judges.

Luminar’s Golden Hour filter — A video shows how Pro photographer and educator Derrick Story uses the Golden Hour filter in his Luminar-based photo editing workflow. The filter helps you simulate that magical time around sunrise and sunset each day when the sun is low on the horizon and the light is warmer and softer.

Photolemur has analysed almost a million additional photos — The automatic photo improvement software has taught itself to edit them like a pro retoucher. Here’s the first demo of the 2.0 version vs manual retouching. Photolemur 2 will be available shortly.

Koingo Software announces the immediate availability of MacPilot 9 — This is a powerful tinker tool for Mac with over 500 features. MacPilot allows everyone to harness the phenomenal power of UNIX with the elegance and ease of Macintosh, from the perfectionist who wants to tweak the appearance and functionality of the Dock or Finder to the system administrator locking-down the operating system for guests.
Version 9 for macOS Sierra (10.12) comes with a free 15-day trial upon download, and sells at US$29.95 (about NZ$43) for a single user license after that. For everyone who purchased an older version within the past six months, this version is free. Versions for older copies of macOS are also on the Koingo website on the product page under the Download tab.

Espionage 3 Encryption Software for Mac — the Mac Observer has a deal on Espionage 3 encryption software for Mac. It allows you to create multiple master passwords, each protecting an isolated set of folders with a combination of AES-256 encryption and scrypt security. The deal is for US$19.99 on a lifetime license to Espionage 3, which includes all minor updates and major upgrades.

Surprise! Macs (and iPhones) are easier to support and deploy than Windows PCs, enterprise IT survey finds — Macs and iPhones are easier for IT administrators to deploy to workers than PCs and other smartphone platforms, according to a survey examining the increased adoption of Apple products in enterprise, with the results also indicating that Macs and iOS devices are also perceived as easier to secure and support than alternatives.

How to save space on Time Machine/Time Capsule drives — Chances are you really need to look at what folders you’re excluding from your backups. Here’s how to do that.

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