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Autodesk and Frame just put Revit on the Mac, Officially

As hinted at back when Architosh first spoke to Frame’s founder, Autodesk has officially backed certified versions of Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD for the Frame Cloud

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Apple’s Virtual Reality story portends poorly for Mac OS X Pros—at least in the short term

While Apple may in fact have exciting virtual reality (VR) plans of its own, the Oculus Rift termination of OS X is going to sting Apple’s Mac professional customers at a time when in some industries, like AEC, the growth of the Mac is booming. Sadly, it affects developers who are creating key and exciting tools that cut across both platforms…and they are creating these tools on Mac hardware.

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Microsoft updates Office 2016 security for Mac

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac includes versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook that are designed for the Mac and yet are unmistakably Office. This update provides fixes for issues in the Office 2016 for Mac Suite.

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SwiftCapture: New OS X Video Capture and Animation Software

The new software product designed for easy high-performance video capture features an intuitive user interface that allows anyone to create high-quality video recordings, time-lapse captures and stop-motion movies from a variety of video input devices.

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Blackmagic’s Fusion 8 coming to the Mac: visual effects and motion software

Long desired Blackmagic Design’s Fusion is finally coming to the Mac platform in Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Studio—public beta now open

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Media 100 Launches Free Educational Licensing Program

Boris FX and MacVideo Promo today announce a limited-time program that provides free, perpetual Media 100 site licenses to qualified educational institutions.

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Parallels Launches Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac

Parallels launched Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac, offering users the best of both worlds with support for both OS X El Capitan and Windows 10 allowing them to take advantage of productivity-enhancing features like always-on Cortana and quick-look integration for Windows apps. This year, Parallels has created Pro Edition and Business Editions, for the developer/power and business user, respectively.

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EIZO ships new 4K ColorEdge High-End Displays

EIZO is shipping new 4K high-end monitors to the VFX, Film, photography and 2D-3D markets in North America.

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IBM’s new Mac push—good for more than enterprise?

IBM’s good news about Macs in enterprises is music to the Apple faithful, but does a Mac rush in enterprise mean good things for Apple’s core creative class Mac users?

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GRAPHISOFT’S BIMx and BIMx PRO Now Offer Extended Cloud Storage Access

GRAPHISOFT®, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) architectural software developer, has introduced Cloud storage access for its award-winning BIM presentation app, BIMx.

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FileMaker releases FileMaker Training Series for FileMaker 14

Self-paced training materials get beginners started for free, and helps advanced users unlock the full capabilities of the FileMaker Platform.

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Graebert releases ARES Commander 2015 SP1

This SP1 is in fact the second service pack from Graebert, following the release of SP0 about 6 months ago. This year, a significant amount of effort has been poured into the improvement of SP1 with improved performance for big files. Graebert ARES continues to grow and evolve and this service pack is a perfect example of that.

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Mac 3D News: Apple bringing Metal API to Mac OS X—Confirmed

Apple said that its new proprietary Metal graphics API will move from iOS to Mac OS X. This move comes as expected and matches Microsoft’s efforts to allow programmers to program “to the metal” with less abstraction and driver overhead, freeing the GPU to unwind its true hardware powers. The net result is super-charged graphics performance. This move bodes well for OS X but will force developers to choose between an array of new and closed graphics standards.

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SmithMicro Software launches Anime Studio 11 series apps

SmithMicro Software introduces all new Anime Studio Pro 11 with powerful new professional animation features for anime action. Improved Adobe Photoshop integration, frame-by-frame animation options and layer referencing are key big new features.

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Autodesk “detects a tremor in the Force”—Emerging OnShape means one certainty: Apple Mac users win

OnShape’s big press coverage this week has required the response of market leading CAD company Autodesk to rightfully respond. But in doing so, has the response merely signaled the significance this company poses in the market? In the end it probably doesn’t matter much. And the loser in this story isn’t going to be likely either of these companies. One thing is for sure, we know exactly why Apple wins.

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