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PicLight – Perfect App for Creating Effected Photos on Mac

PicLight for Mac by PearlMountain Technology is a quick and easy photo-enhancing app for photographers of all skill levels. You can make an awesome and unique looking picture by playing around with more than 170 lighting effects and 25+ stylish image filters.

The interface itself is pretty elegant and straightforward. You’ll have a clear understanding about the app with all the buttons telling you what you are going to do with. Once you open the app, you are allowed to add a favorite photo by dragging and dropping. Alternatively, you are free to upload your photo with the Load/Import Photo button. Anyhow, choose the way you like.

Piclight For Mac

Along with 170+ lighting effects separated in four categories - Montage, Light, Glow and Texture - you can layer effects for virtually limitless possibilities. Just re-click the chosen effect to cancel the result.

Blending modes such as Screen, Overlay, Color Dodge and Lighter can be found in PicLight, which give users a wide choice to change the effects of layers. Meanwhile, Alpha can be easily fine-tuned to change the opacity of the lighting effects. If needed, flip the lighting effects to the best angle.

Fugu SSH - Freeware WinSCP GUI Alternative sFTP Client For Apple Mac OS X

WinSCP is an excellent free GUI client for sFTP (Secure FTP) protocol on Windows, however the same is not available on Apple Mac OS X platform. Also, there are not many free frontend clients for OpenSSH's sftp/scp protocls on Apple Mac OS X, from the very limited options "Fugu SSH" takes the crown for being the best. Fugu provides a friendly, intuitive graphical user interface to the text-based Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) client that comes built-in with Mac OS X, featuring user-friendly options like secure drag-and-drop file transfers, remote file editing and remote file preview. Fugu allows you to take advantage of SFTP's strong encryption without having to sacrifice ease of use. Additionally, Fugu can make secure file transfers using Secure Copy (SCP), and can create SSH tunnels to faciliate secure interaction between machines.

Fugu SSH
Fugu SSH

Mother’s Day Giveaway - Express Special Love to Mom with Unique Gifts Made by Collage Maker for Mac

Mothers day promo

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Have booked a bunch of flowers but still want to do something special this year? Making meaningful cards is a great way to go. Wait, not have enough time to develop photos and decorate frame? Softease Tech. is coming to giveaway Collage Maker for Mac to let you make digital cards with memorable photo collages for mom, thus meaningful cards will be created effectively and reflected special regards.

Collage Maker

Connecting to a VNC or Samba server from MAC OS X

There are some excellent free VNC Viewer applications like UltraVNC on Microsoft Windows platform, and if you are looking to access remote computers over VNC on Apple MAC OS X platform there is no need to install anything as the functionality comes built-in as Screen Sharing App.

VNC on Mac OS X

GreetingBox - Free greeting card designer for Mac

Festival season is coming and no gift beats a self-made Greeting card for your loved ones. I recently had the opportunity to review an easy to use application called “Greeting Box” - this application is designed to effortlessly create stunning greeting cards on MAC OS X (10.7 or higher). I’ll admit, I haven’t made greeting card in years; mostly because it’s too time consuming.

When I tried this application, I was able to create the greeting card below within minutes! I instantly became addicted. Before I knew it an hour passed and I was still playing with the array of options. My favorite feature is the New Object button located at the top left, that way you can add what ever you can say to the card. You can also add backgrounds to the cards with specified color.

Time Limited Free Giveaway for PhotoMagic Image Retouching Application

Softease has launched an time limited giveaway for its photography app PhotoMagic, the application is simple to use and gets the job done with precision.

PhotoMagic is an easy-to-use and cool app to enhance your photos with exceptional filter effects, lighting effects and frame styles. Created with friendly and artistic interfaces plus plenty photo effects and styles, anyone can magically turn photos into stunning artwork in a few clicks.


Taking photos is just the beginning, and enhancing photos in special and artistic ways is to guarantee your photos much cooler and more memorable. A great amount of state-of-the-art photographic effects and styles on PhotoMagic promise you eye-catching photos.

Popular iOS and MAC email client "Sparrow" now belongs to Google

Elegant, lightweight and fast email client "Sparrow" for Apple Mac OS X and iOS platform got acquired by Google, Sparrow is a popular utility which uses a simplified user interface and is tightly integrated with Google and other IMAP email accounts. The simple to use email client features drag-and-drop attachments, Dropbox/ support for uploading attachments, Growl support, Gmail labels and keyboard shortcuts, as well as threaded replies and easy switching between accounts in desktop version.

Both the iOS and Mac versions of Sparrow offer a better usability then native email clients on respective operating systems.


With Google's purchase of the client utility, one can safely assume and expect "Sparrow" themed changes in Gmail in future.

Getting rid of Apple OS X update annoyance which blocks shutdown and restart of computer

Upgrading to Apple OS X Mountain Lion does introduces it's own set of annoyances, and one of them is auto system updates which does not allow system to power down until finished. With a slow internet speed and GB's of update to download this can be a real annoyance, as shown in the screenshot below the update would take more then a day to finish.

MAC Appstore updates

Luckily, there is a way out as demonstrated below.

Upgrading OS X To v 10.8 Mountain Lion

Apple OS X Mountain Lion is now available for upgrade, there could be three major possible scenarios for an upgrade and here are they :

  1. Your Mac was bought on or after June 11, 2012 - You will get the "Mountain Lion" upgrade for free, simply claim your free download coupon and download from Mac App Store.
  2. You have OS X Snow Leopard/Lion installed and you bought your computer in late 2009 or after - upgrade for $20 through the Mac App Store.
  3. Older computer - Check system requirements and upgrade to Snow Leopard or Lion and then procces to "Mountain Lion" upgrade.

Here are screenshots of OS X Lion to OS X Mountain Lion upgrade process.

Apple Mac AppStore hacked to enable in-app purchases for free

After hacking his way through free Apple iOS in-app purchases and making things public, the Russian hacker Alexey Borodin has now targeted Apple Mac OS allowing users to get paid in-app purchases for free.

This new hack uses similar DNS man-in-middle technique to act as a fake Mac AppStore server letting users get paid stuff for free. The trick involves users to install two certificates and change DNS records to work with an "Grim Receiper" application, this application makes use of crowd-sourced donated receipts from genuine purchases to authenticate anyone's purchase requests (for free).

In app purchases hacked for Apple desktop
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