Misfit Shine fitness tracker now easier to tap


The developers of the Misfit Shine have finally found a way to deliver 50% more sensitivity to the Shine without sacrificing its six-month battery life. This was achieved without a physical hardware upgrade, but rather by creating a more responsive tap detection algorithm.

Read more… at Canoe Tech Blog.

Skype 5.2 for iPhone adds Voice Messaging Support

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It seems that since the release of Skype 5.0 for iPhone less than a month ago the good folks at Skype have been really listening and taking user feedback to heart.  According to their blog, Skype 5.1 for iPhone added some additional capabilities including the ability to edit a message, delete a conversation and add a contact filter that selects Skype contacts only. And now, the newly minted Skype 5.2 for iPhone adds a few more features and returns old ones that people have been asking for.

The first is voice message support, something that was lost with the revamped 5.0. When you get a new voice message it will automatically show up in the conversation. All you need to do to listen to it is press play.


QuarkXPress 9.5.1 Update is Now Available

QXP9135x113Quark has just released it’s latest update – QuarkXPress 9.5.1 and it’s a free update for all QuarkXPress 9 users.

The update includes added support for App Studio and Windows 8 support.

Some of the new features include: 

Smaller File Sizes — HTML5 file sizes now optimized.

Font Embedding — your design, your font choice which includes embedding of any TrueType or OpenType fonts in HTML5 output.
Horizontal Scroll Zones — now you can create Vertical and Horizontal Scroll Zones. Your readers can consume the same content without having to move between pages.
QuarkXPress 9.5.1 is available now for download.
(For users of versions other than Version 9, you can upgrade from any version for $349.00.