BioShock Remastered arrives on macOS with graphical updates for its 10th anniversary — Feral Interactive has released its macOS port of BioShock Remastered, landing on northern Tuesday on Steam followed by the Mac App Store, with the 10-year anniversary remake of the first-person shooter gaining graphical improvements for modern systems.
Taking players down to the dystopian underwater city of Rapture in an alternate version of the year 1960, players are tasked with surviving attacks from the city’s mutated inhabitants called Splicers. As Jack, players also have to contend with the Big Daddies and choose between saving the Little Sisters or harvesting them to fuel special powers, such as telekinesis and pyrokinesis. BioShock Remastered” is available from the Feral store for US$19.99 (about NZ$28), while on Steam it’s discounted to US$6.59 (about NZ$10) instead of the regular price of US$19.99 as part of an offer running until August 28.
The title is expected to arrive on the Mac App Store in the near future, also priced at US$19.99.
VMware Fusion 10 will include High Sierra support, use Metal for graphical boost when it ships in October — VMware has revealed new editions of its VMware Fusion and Fusion Pro virtualisation software, with version 10 bringing compatibility with newer operating systems, a boost to virtual machine graphical performance with Metal support, and the ability to use the Touch Bar in virtual machines.
Parallels Desktop 13 ships with support for macOS High Sierra, Touch Bar — Virtualisation software firm Parallels has launched Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac, with the upgraded software introducing compatibility with macOS High Sierra, the Windows Fall Creators Update, and support for the Touch Bar on the Retina MacBook Pro.
Apple adds Safari Extensions section to the Mac App Store — Apple has launched a new Safari Extensions section on the Mac App Store. Currently there are 27 Safari Extensions on the MAS, a mix of free and for-pay extensions.
Chronos debuts Notelife for macOS and iOS — Chronos has released Notelife for macOS and iOS. It’s a note manager that uses iCloud to sync notes across all of a user’s devices.
According to Jerry Halls, vice president of Sales at Chronos, you don’t have to remember any formatting codes, like Markdown, to format notes. Plus, Notelife offers features not found in Apple’s standard Notes app like the ability to access your notes from the menu bar while using any application, he adds.
A fully functional 30 day trial version of the macOS app can be downloaded from Chronos’ website. It’s also available on the Mac App Store. Similarly, the iOS version is available at the Apple App Store. Notelife is available via a single subscription that covers all of a user’s devices. An annual subscription costs US$20 (nearly NZ$28).
If iStat Menus overwhelms you, check out Stater for macOS — If you don’t need all the data that iStat Menus (mentioned yesterday in Mac news) provides, you may be happy with Stater. It’s a US$8.99 system-monitoring app for macOS (10.9 or later) that displays all information in one dock icon and a dock menu. It’s on the Mac App Store.