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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.

200 old Macs, iWork updated, WWDC Scholarships, FileMaker 15, comic creation, Spotify thanks Apple Music


15-year-old’s collection of 200 vintage Apple computers — A video from 2014 shows 15-year old Alex Jason, but his collection has expanded to some 200 machines, including an Apple I, a Lisa, all of the Newtons, an Apple mouse prototype called the Cursor III, and more iMacs than you can shake a stick at. The New York Times did a story on the collection, which will form the foundation of the Maine Technology Museum.

Apple’s iWork suites for iOS, Mac get minor updates for stability, bug fixes — Apple’s trio of iWork apps for both iOS and Mac have just been given simultaneous updates, squashing bugs and improving stability for the productivity suites. That’s your Numbers, Pages and Keynote for Mac, BTW.

Apple announces WWDC 2016 scholarship winners — Apple has started sending out notifications to lucky students and STEM organisation members selected to receive a scholarship to this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, offering winners the chance to attend without paying the US$1,599 (NZ$2367) ticket price.

Filemaker 15 launches with support for Apple’s Touch ID, 3D Touch — Apple-owned subsidiary Filemaker launched version 15 on Tuesday, making it easier to build customised apps using the latest iOS features without the need for complicated programming knowledge.

Photo comic creation is easy and fun with Comic Life 3 for Mac OS X — plasq’s Comic Life is a fun Mac OS X app that makes photo comic creation easy. Its image editing features make it easy to transform a photograph into comic artwork, while graphic design options let you tweak the appearance of your comic pages. It requires Mac OS X 10.6.5 or better. It’s available on the Mac App Store and plasq’s website for NZ$44.99. A 30-day demo is available for download from the plasq site.

Spotify growing even faster thanks to launch of Apple Music, VP says — Spotify has actually seen its business accelerate since Apple Music was launched in June 2015, a vice president with the company said on Monday, crediting the extra attention drawn to streaming services.