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World Emoji Day, BatchPhoto, TechTool Pro, Linux Netinstall Server, battery health

Apple celebrates World Emoji Day with tease of new options in iOS 11, High Sierra — To commemorate World Emoji Day, Apple has shared some new emoji included in the next versions of its operating systems, and is promoting some movies with titles made of the graphics.
The App Store will be highlighting apps to create or do fun things with emoji, and iTunes Movies is also featuring the graphics in place of select movie titles.

BatchPhoto is a versatile photo manipulation app for the Mac — Bits&Coffee’ BatchPhoto is a handy, all-in-one photo manipulation program for Mac (and PC) that lets photographers, web designers, business people, and families enhance photos. To use it, you select a group of photographs, and, with a single operation edit, resize, convert, watermark, and rename every image in the group.
BatchPhoto comes in three editions: Home, Pro, and Enterprise priced at US$29.95, US$49.95, and US$129.95, respectively. A free demo version is available for download.

TechTool Pro on special again — Mac consultants and IT pros know that there’s one go-to app for troubleshooting and fixing Mac issues: TechTool Pro. It’s been a staple in the toolkit of Mac pros for years, and now Apple World Today is making it affordable. For just US$39.95 (60% off the usual US$99.95 price tag), you can get TechTool Pro 9.5 for Mac, but the deal won’t last long. [This is like the free Apple Disk Utility already on every Mac in the Utilities folder, but with way more routines and options]. 

Setting up your Mac to be a Linux Netinstall Server — [This is really one for true nerds] If installing Linux from a CD or DVD didn’t work out for you. I guess it’s time to learn how to turn your Mac into a Linux netinstall server. Grab a couple of Mountain Dews, fill up on Cheetos, and let’s get cracking. There’s a fair bit of work to be done.

Supercharged Battery Monitor — Battery Health is a professional battery monitoring utility for viewing vital statistics about your MacBook’s and iOS device’s battery [when connected to your Mac], such as power level, heath, capacity, temperature, charge cycles and more. FipLab has this available for US$9.99 or update from BH2 US$5.


Apple Park boost, classics Bomb Defense and Shadow Warrior, Techtool Pro, Apple News

TechTool Pro is currently on special at the Mac Observer

Apple Park boosting local economy with property boom, influx of shoppers — The construction of Apple’s new headquarters is helping improve the fortunes of those living close to the Cupertino campus, including increases in development projects, attempts by businesses to anticipate the influx of Apple employees to the area, and increased real estate prices as some of the benefits stemming from Apple Park’s creation.

Mac compatible Bomb Defense explodes onto Steam — Bomb Defense has been released as one of the first games through the new Steam Direct program that replaced Steam Greenlight. The game is now available for Mac, Windows and Linux systems for US$3.99 until July 12. After this date, it will be US$4.99.

Classic FPS Shadow Warrior available for free at GOG — Shadow Warrior, the classic 1997 3D Realms first-person shooter, is available for free from GOG. The game runs on both Windows and macOS, and includes both expansion packs, Twin Dragon and Wanton Destruction, as well as the game’s soundtrack. You can also pick up the remastered Redux version of the game from Steam for just US99¢ as part of the 2017 Summer Sale. So if you’re itching for some classic FPS gaming, act fast!

TechTool Pro 9.5 for Mac for US$39.99 — Keeping your Mac in tip-top shape is easier with utilities like TechTool Pro 9.5, so we’re really glad that’s today’s TMO deal. TTP checks for RAM, processor, video, and motherboard problems, finds and repairs directory issues and corrupt hard drives, undeletes files, duplicates your drives, and more. TechTool Pro 9.5 is regularly priced at US$99.99, but is 60% off making it US$39.99 with today’s TMO deal. [I use this, and I have relied on it for years.]

Apple News may soon let publishers use their own tech in filling ad space — Apple is working on a solution for publishers that send their articles and content to its News app but so far have gotten very little in return, according to AdAge, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the plans.” [I posted Tuesday Talks to this for a while but it seemed like it wasn’t going anywhere or getting any reaction, so gee up. Does anyone use it at all in New Zealand?]