Viu Unveils New Lineup of Originals with Vikram Bhatt’s ‘Gehraiyaan’ and ‘Spotlight’

Television A-listers Sanjeeda Sheikh and Tridha Choudhury to star in these shows

Shows co-produced by Viu, Bhatt and Culture Machine

Vuclip, a PCCW Media Company, has today announced the names and the star cast of two premium shows that will be launched on its OTT service Viu next month as part of ‘Viu Originals’. This announcement comes close on the heels of the success of recent Viu original series, including What the Duck, a cricket comedy show and Viru Ke Funde, which was hosted by Virender Sehwag.

Presented by Viu and Bollywood ace Vikram Bhatt, ‘Gehraiyaan’ and ‘Spotlight’ will air in February and are expected to delight consumers in markets such as India, Middle East and South East Asia serviced by Viu.

Written by Bhatt, these two shows are co-produced by Viu, Bhatt and Culture Machine. Gehraiyaan is directed by Sidhant Sachdev and Spotlight is directed by Suhail Tatari.

‘Gehraiyaan’ will be an urban supernatural thriller with television A-listers Sanjeeda Sheikh and Vatsal Sheth reigniting their unconventional on-screen chemistry for a digital audience. The show will also star Trishaan Maini and Kajal Pisal.

The other show, with a working title of ‘Spotlight,’ is the story of a small-town girl who overcomes all odds to make it big in the glitz and glamor of Bollywood. Tridha Choudhury, who has acted in Bengali and Telugu films and has won audience appreciation for her TV shows, has been roped in to play the lead. Actors Arif Zakaria, Sid Makkar, Krunal Pandit and Rajesh Khera also star in the show.

Arun Prakash, President and COO for Vuclip said, “Our approach to Viu Originals is anchored in a deep-rooted philosophy that creativity is best delivered direct to consumers undiluted, which is very unlike conventional movie production or broadcaster shows. People will see Vikram’s compelling storytelling, visualization, boundary-pushing and unique flair in both Gehraiyaan and Spotlight. We believe Viu’s youthful audience around the world will find this refreshing and engaging. We have a number of exciting local Original line-ups this year for our global markets, including Indonesia, Malaysia, India and the rest of South East Asia.”

Bollywood director, producer and scriptwriter Vikram Bhatt said, “To entertain the millennials of today, you need a concept that is refreshingly different, a script that is gripping and talent that can bring the script to life, making the audience come back for more. Both of these productions, which will be launched next month on Viu, are unique and aim to strike a chord with the digital audience.”

Viu will also be launching an array of short form originals next month.

All the shows will be available exclusively on Viu which can be accessed from www.viu.com or by downloading the Android app from Google Play or the iOS app from the Apple App Store.

Google Quick Search Box comes to Apple Mac

Google Quick Search Box comes to Apple Mac

If you find Quicksilver a bit complicated for your taste, Google has made available their own similar product named Google Quick Search Box.

Google Quick Search Box is not as powerful as Quicksilver as it is designed primarily to be used as a search tool.

However, it features support for plug-ins which can broaden its usage capabilities.

The default installation enables the user to search using this tool from anywhere. Google Quick Search Box can be called upon through a keyboard shortcut (just like Quicksilver). User types in a keyword and the box displays results.

Results shown includes the applications installed on the Mac in addition to local files which matches the keywords. In addition, it also show results from web search, suggestions, browser history and contacts.

Once the user reaches the result option he likes, he can press the TAB button to perform more activities on that.

A Twitter plug-in is already available which enables you to Tweet from the box itself.

Checkout: Google Quick Search Box

Mac OS X 10.5.7 released

Mac OS X 10.5.7 released

Apple has released a mega update for their Mac OS X operating system.

The update is around 450MB big and it upgrades the copy of Mac OS X Leopard to Mac OS X 10.5.7.

This is the largest such update for the Mac operating system since March last year.

The company said that this update patches as many as 67 vulnerabilities in the Mac operating system.

The patches include the fixes for two bugs that were utilized by security experts earlier this year to win hacking competitions.

Apple has also released a similar patch update for the users of Mac OS X Tiger.

Mac OS X 10.5.7

The company said that the fixes in this update are for applications like BIND, CoreGraphics, Disk Images, Flash Player, iChat, Kerberos, QuickDraw Manager, Safari, Spotlight, WebKit and other components.

Limit Point Software releases Mailings 1.9.43

Limit Point Software announces Mailings 1.9.43, a full featured application for batch emailing that delivers any web page or plain text document with attachments to multiple recipients for marketing, news announcements, product updates etc. Mailings facilitates the task of delivering regular bulk email distributions with such features as logging, progress monitoring, scheduling, error recovery, throttling, personalization and much more.

New York – Limit Point Software announces Mailings 1.9.43, a full featured application for batch emailing that delivers any web page or plain text document with attachments to multiple recipients for marketing, news announcements, product updates etc.

Mailings facilitates the task of delivering regular bulk email distributions with such features as logging, progress monitoring, scheduling, error recovery, throttling, personalization and much more. Integrates with your mail client, browser and Address Book to simplify its functionality. The one window user interface makes the program a breeze to learn and fun to use.

Its document oriented approach enables you to save mailings settings for reuse or archiving. Such documents are fully Spotlight searchable so you can find them by content easily right from the Finder. Try the online tour to familiarize yourself with the program in no time at all.

Mailings Key Features:
* Simple intuitive interface
* Send HTML or plain text
* Imports comma-separated (CSV) or tab-separated (TSV) text files
* Full Address Book support for groups & distribution lists
* Imports Entourage groups directly
* “Simulate Send” mode for testing or learning the program
* Handles thousands of recipients
* “Throttling” to control message rate: inter-message delay or batching
* Scheduling mailings
* Personalized greetings
* Templates for adding Address Book data to message content
* Templates support AppleScript content generation
* Subject line can be a template
* Plain text alternatives
* Supports all character sets
* Mail priority, return receipt, X-Mailer headers
* Add attachments of any type
* Detailed progress monitoring
* Spotlight searchable documents
* Embedded Image attachments
* Can image HTML documents as JPEG
* Much more!

Minimum system requirement is Mac OS X version 10.3.9.

Mailings is available for only $25 USD, and initially runs for ten days as a fully functional trial. Mailings is also available as part of various bundles for a reduced price. For example, Mailings is bundled with iForm, a form processing web server which can be used to generate mailing lists via online forms. You can then distribute to those lists with Mailings by importing them directly from Address Book. Visit the website for an example of how this is done using simple AppleScript’s.

Limit Point Software: http://www.limit-point.com/
Mailings 1.9.43: http://www.limit-point.com/Mailings/Mailings.html
Download Mailings: http://www.limit-point.com/Mailings/Mailings.dmg
iForm Integration: http://www.limit-point.com/iForm/iFormTour.html
Purchase: http://www.limit-point.com/Purchase.html
Mailings Screenshot: http://www.limit-point.com/Mailings/Images/Mailer.jpg

Limit Point Software has been avidly developing software for the Mac community since 1997. In order to improve the usefulness, simplicity and dependability of our products user feedback has always been highly welcome and encouraged. Our products cover a diverse range of applications. The internet applications include bulk emailing, HTML form processing, web crawling and document indexing and searching. The “Utilities” suite is a large collection of small programs for combining movies, processing images in batch, file property editing, downloading and converting YouTube files, and much, more.

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Joe Pagliaro
Owner and Developer

jpagliaro@mac.com

Escapers introduces Shadow Clipboard Utility

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Escapers announces the release of Shadow into public beta, it’s brand new clipboard utility which makes your clipboards available over networks. Shadow is a new Mac utility for managing multiple clipboard items, in as many clipboards as the user desires. Clipboards can be shared over the local network, either for everyone to use, or password protected. Shadow is ideal for any power Mac user who needs a multiple clipboard item manager.

London, United Kingdom – The Escapers is delighted announce the release of a brand new product into Free Public Beta. Shadow is an incredible new Mac utility for managing multiple clipboard items, in as many clipboards as the user desires. Not only this, but the clipboards can be shared over your local network, either for everyone to use, or password protected.

Shadow is ideal for any power Mac user who needs a multiple clipboard item manager, and comes into it’s own in Mac workgroups who frequently share data and work on the same projects. Shadow is installed as a menu item alongside Spotlight, Time Machine and other system extension. It’s hidden from view until the user hits their own defined key shortcut, Shadow is then displayed and your local and network clipboards are made available. Clipboard items can be double-clicked to insert them into the system clipboard and then the shortcut hit again to hide Shadow.

Shadow uses Apple’s Bonjour technology to automatically seek out other Shadow users on your network, and they’ll appear in your copy of Shadow the moment they are discovered. Not only can Shadow find other copies of Shadow all by itself, they also form a “family” and notify each other of changes, so the moment a clipboard item is added, it appears in all other copies of Shadow browsing that clipboard.

To make it easy to see who owns which copy of Shadow, your user picture is displayed, along with your name and an optional note to describe yourself.

Intelligent caching is used to make Shadow quick and responsive even over busy or slow networks. To make sure Shadow keeps going even while other users are viewing your clipboards, Shadow runs a slimline multi-threaded server process which makes use of your Mac’s multiple processing cores.

This user interface is non-intrusive and quickly becomes second-nature as an essential add-on for any busy Mac user.

Shadow is available for free to gauge user feedback and to learn how users work with Shadow. Shadow is compatible with Tiger and Leopard, so even users on older Macs can benefit.

The Escapers: http://www.theescapers.com
Shadow Beta: http://www.theescapers.com/shadow/

With a commitment to providing the highest quality software, The Escapers was founded in 2007 by two brothers for the purpose of publishing personal productivity software solutions expressly for the Mac platform, with a major emphasis on total customer satisfaction. Copyright (C) 2007-2008 The Escapers. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Garry Taylor

+44 07905 688751

gt@theescapers.com

Entourage Email Archive updated

Entourage Email Archive updated

The developers behind the Mac system utility Entourage Email Archive have released the latest edition.

This latest version of Entourage Email Archive is now compatible with Mac OS X 10.5.4 and Microsoft Office 12.1.1.

The application enables the user to archive emails and attachments from Entourage.

This new edition also comes with several bug fixes and feature enhancements.

It also comes loaded with the latest version of SpotInside. This feature enables the user to browse and search the archives using Spotlight.

New customers can purchase this application for USD 30.

Checkout: Entourage Email Archive

Houdah Software Releases HoudahSpot 2.2

Houdah Software is proud to announce the release of HoudahSpot 2.2, their popular search utility for Mac OS X Leopard. HoudahSpot 2.2 revamps the BlitzSearch feature. BlitzSearch combines the simplicity of Spotlight with the power of HoudahSpot. Additionally HoudahSpot 2.2 improves AppleScript support as well as integration with third party tools PathFinder, LaunchBar and QuickSilver. This is a recommended update for all Leopard users.

Luxembourg, Europe – Houdah Software is proud to announce a major update to HoudahSpot, their popular file search utility for Mac OS X. HoudahSpot 2.2 is a free update. and is a recommended update for all Leopard users.

HoudahSpot 2.2 introduces a completely rewritten BlitzSearch feature. BlitzSearch combines the simplicity of Spotlight with the power of HoudahSpot. When called upon, the BlitzSearch window slides out of the top of the screen. You may now enter a search string, opt to search by file name, text contents or Spotlight comments, as well as pick a template to apply.

BlitzSearch takes care of creating your HoudahSpot query. This opens a world of possibilities: additional criteria, countless columns to choose from, custom sort order, file name or path filters …

HoudahSpot 2.2 also brings enhanced AppleScript support. Not only may your scripts call upon BlitzSearch, they also get access to search results as well as to the current selection.

HoudahSpot 2.2 integrates well LaunchBar, QuickSilver and PathFinder. The use of AppleScript, custom URL scheme and standaard protocols paves the way for integration with many a third party tool.

With HoudahSpot 2, users may create detailed queries to pinpoint the exact file they want to get to. The results may be shown with any number of columns. The list may be sorted by any attribute imaginable. Users may set up templates for frequently performed searches and save queries for direct access to favorite files.

One of HoudahSpot’s key features is its extensive customization. Once fully customized, a preferred template may be set as starting point for future queries.

With HoudahSpot’s all-in-one interface, results are shown next to the search query. By taking advantage of Leopard’s unique features, users can issue powerful search queries to the Spotlight engine to zero in on files quickly and easily. And with live editing, user may change search criteria on-the-fly without stopping the running query.

HoudahSpot 2.1 feature enhancements:
* Enhanced BlitzSearch feature with copy/paste support
* Reveal in PathFinder
* Enhanced AppleScript support
* Customizable font size

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.5.1 (Leopard) or higher
* Universal Binary for PowerPC & Intel
* Spotlight enabled
* 8 MB Hard Drive space

Purchasing HoudahSpot 2.2:
HoudahSpot 2.2 is priced at 15 EUR for a single-user license. It is a free upgrade for all registered 1.0 – 1.4 and 2.0 customers. DISCOUNT: Until the end of the week, both HoudahSpot and HoudahGeo are available at a discount at MacMixPromo.

Houdah Software: http://www.houdah.com/
HoudahSpot 2: Leopard Edition: http://www.houdah.com/houdahSpot/index.html
HoudahSpot 2 Icon: http://www.houdah.com/houdahSpot/index_assets/houdahSpot.png
HoudahSpot 2 Screenshot: http://www.houdah.com/houdahSpot/screenshots_assets/houdahSpot2Full.png
Purchase HoudahSpot 2: Leopard Edition: http://www.houdah.com/store

Houdah Software s.a r.l is a small company based in Luxembourg Europe. The company was founded in late 2005 by Pierre Bernard. Apple, Macintosh, Mac, Spotlight, WebObjects and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Computer. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Pierre Bernard
Chief Software Architect
+352 44 52 34

pierre.bernard@houdah.com

Celmaro Releases Webbla 1.0 for Mac OS X Leopard

Celmaro is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Webbla 1.0, a visual bookmark library for Mac OS X Leopard. Webbla creates automatically webpage thumbnails for each bookmark and allows personalizing and organizing them in collections and smart collections. With it’s integrated Spotlight and Quick Look support, bookmarks can be found, previewed and accessed without launching Webbla from the Finder.

Mauritius, Pointe aux Canonniers – Celmaro is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Webbla 1.0, a visual bookmark library for Mac OS X Leopard. Webbla creates automatically webpage thumbnails for each added bookmark and display them in a list or icon view. Bookmarks can be personalized with tags, rating and a description and organized in collections and smart collections.

For system wide integration, Webbla offers Spotlight and Quick Look support to find, preview and open websites from the Finder without launching Webbla.

The automatic adjustable website change tracking system allows to check bookmark related websites on changes and
marks the corresponding bookmarks as updated.

Webbla imports standard HTML bookmark files from various web browser and allows to exchange bookmarks with other applications by drag and drop.

Feature highlights include:
* Visual Bookmarks
* Collections and Smart-Collections
* Website Change Control
* Spotlight, Quick Look Support
* Bookmark Import/Export
* Instant Search
* Drag and Drop Support
* Clear User Interface
* Automatic Software Update
* Universal Binary

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.5.0 Leopard or higher
* Internet connection, broadband recommended

Pricing and Availability:
Webbla 1.0 may be purchased for $14.95 USD (1-User-license) and offers a limited 15 day trial period. After purchasing customers will be emailed a license file to unlock the application.

Celmaro: http://www.celmaro.com/
Webbla: http://www.celmaro.com/webbla.html
Download Webbla: http://www.celmaro.com/files/Webbla.dmg
Purchase Webbla: http://www.celmaro.com/buy.html
Webbla Screenshot: http://www.celmaro.com/images/WebblaMain.jpg
Webbla Icon: http://www.celmaro.com/images/WebblaIcon512.png

Celmaro Ltd is based in Mauritius, a tiny island in the Indian Ocean. Founded 2006 by Anique Teichmann, Celmaro is focused on creating software for Mac OS X. Our intention is to create intuitive and powerful mac applications to simplify the day, increase the productivity and make the life more enjoyable for our user. Copyright 2006-2008 Celmaro. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Anique Teichmann
Director
00230 2506167

info@celmaro.com

Contactizer Pro 50% off on Maczot 12th and 13th July

MacZOT will be featuring Objective Decision’s Contactizer Pro for 50% on Saturday July 12th and Sunday July 13th. MacZOT is known for offering great Mac apps at incredibly reduced prices – but for one weekend only. This offer ends at Sunday midnight tonight Pacific Daylight Time.

Miami, Forida – MacZOT will be featuring Objective Decision’s Contactizer Pro for 50% on Saturday July 12th and Sunday July 13th. MacZOT is known for offering great Mac apps at incredibly reduced prices – but for one weekend only. This offer ends at Sunday midnight tonight Pacific Daylight Time.

About Contactizer Pro:
Contactizer Pro 3.6 is an all-in-one solution for managing, sharing and organizing your personal and business information. Contactizer Pro 3.6 makes your contact management experience more efficient, productive and inventive. Following the prodigious success of its predecessor, many users worldwide continue to choose Contactizer Pro 3.6 for their calendar, organizational and management needs. Contactizer Pro, specifically built for Mac OS X, provides a wealth of powerful PIM features, all through an innovative, elegant and intuitive interface.

Designed specifically for small business, Contactizer is the #1 information management solution – it redefines contact management by providing a wealth of revolutionary features that maximize your productivity. Contactizer is built on top of powerful Mac OS X technologies (Cocoa, Spotlight, Core Image, Core Data and more), resulting in an outstanding user experience and performance. Keep looking for updates, as we add innovative new features to Contactizer.

Contactizer 3.6 sports a Cover Flow mode (Leopard Only feature) that shows your contacts in a business card like presentation, a Task Quick Entry Panel (even works when Contactizer is not running), a new multi-calendar sync system and many user interface enhancements expanding your productivity.

Contactizer 3.6 is fully compatible with Mac OS X Tiger and Mac OS X Leopard and it is distributed as a Universal Binary and runs natively on both PowerPC and Intel Macs.

About MacZOT:
MacZOT is the leader in bringing great deals on Mac software to the Mac community. Each day MacZOT offers a different Mac application at a discounted price, usually between 30-75% off the regular retail price. MacZOT features a huge variety of the best independently developed Mac software – hundreds of apps per year.

Maczot: http://maczot.com
Objective Decision: http://objective-decision.com/

Objective Decision LLC is a Miami based company. Since 2004, Objective Decision offers leading business management software that serve the needs and challenges of more than 20 000 business customers. Objective Decision’s main goal is to create outstanding software combining OS X’s “State-of-the-Art” technology with the strength of dedicated tools for small businesses on the Mac platform.

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Michael L. Noyon
Product Manager

pr@objective-decision.com

CTM FoxTrot Professional Search for Mac OS X Released

CTM Development is proud to announce FoxTrot Professional Search, their high performance document retrieval and indexing utility for Mac OS X. A powerful new find-by-content product for mobile, legal or media professionals and their networks, CTM FoxTrot Professional Search offers precision tools for finding the proverbial “needle in a haystack” within PDF, HTML, word processing, e-mail and rich-media metadata.

Geneva, Switzerland – CTM Development is proud to announce FoxTrot Professional Search, their high performance document retrieval and indexing utility for Mac OS X. A powerful new find-by-content product for mobile, legal or media professionals and their networks, CTM FoxTrot Professional Search offers precision tools for finding the proverbial “needle in a haystack” within PDF, HTML, word processing, e-mail and rich-media metadata.

Extending far beyond Mac OS X’s buit-in Spotlight, CTM FoxTrot Professional Search builds on years of experience in search functionality refined within CTM’s PowerMail and FoxTrot Personal Search products; it includes:

* Multiple categorizations of search results, relevance-ranked

* Document preview and full view, with secondary document-level search

* Multiple indexed collections and timed updates without the application launched

* Client-server access to peer-to-peer and dedicated CTM FoxTrot Search servers

* Worldwide Unicode language support

FoxTrot Professional is relevant to anyone with documents saved for future reference; in field testing, the product has been especially well received in legal (law firm and courts), media (newsrooms researchers, ad agencies and editors) and mobile contexts (MacBook users with document collections).

Pricing and Availability:
FoxTrot Professional Search is priced at 99 Euro for a single-user version, 199 Euro for a 5-user version with client-server networking. Licenses are immediately delivered within the application itself via a secure transaction to the Kagi store. FoxTrot Personal Search 1.5 owners have been offered a special FoxTrot Professional Search for 50 Euro until June 30th, 2008 (70 Euro thereafter).

FoxTrot Professional Search: http://www.foxtrot.ch
FoxTrot Professional Search Features: http://www.ctmdev.com/foxtrot
Direct Download Link: http://powermail.simplenet.com/FoxTrot-Professional-Search.dmg
Purchase Link: http://store.kagi.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?storeID=6FBAW_LIVE&&currency=EUR
Screenshot: http://powermail.simplenet.com/image/FoxTrot_Professional.jpg
Screenshot/App Icon: http://powermail.simplenet.com/image/logo_klein.jpg

CTM Development was founded in 1988 to deliver professional productivity, indexed search and collaborative software products. All material and software (c) 2008 CTM Development SA, all rights reserved. CTM PowerMail, CTM FoxTrot Professional Search, CTM FoxTrot Personal Search and the fox tail logo are trademarks of CTM Development in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Chantal Favre
US Business Development Mgr.
1-415-840-0276

ctmdev@mac.com