Facebook builds in protections for wine shipping
The world's largest social network has finally rolled out a gift-giving feature for all of its users in the United States. Launched back in September, Facebook Gifts allows users to send real physical gifts to their friends, and the service is now available for all US users. Users can now send real gifts, digital gift cards, charitable donations, and wine directly from Facebook.
"Chef View" hears, speaks for use in kitchen
Mariner Software have updated their recipe, nutrition and wine management program MacGourmet Deluxe to version 3.0, offering a new Shopping List feature, recipe importing, and allowing users more customization of their existing recipes. The program sports an overhauled interface, lets users print a professional-looking cookbook and has a new "Chef View" that makes it easier to use the program while actually in the kitchen.
Barcode scanner works with software to gather data
IntelliScanner has released its Wine Collector mini, a software and hardware package for scanning barcodes and organizing wine collections. The scanner tracks wines based on the barcodes found on many wine bottles, while the software automatically recognizes wines, organizes them and visualizes collections in a virtual cellar. The scanner is USB-powered, rechargeable, and has memory for retaining scans until the data can be offloaded.
wineCellar 2.0 ships
Cadent Computing has released wineCellar 2.0, adding a new cloud service called Cadent Cloud. The new cloud service allows wineCellar 2.0 users to sync wines entries and then access the information via a desktop web application or a mobile Internet site that is iPhone compatible. Up to 500 Wines can be synchronized in the cloud at any given time and the first year of the service is free to licensed users, with additional years of service costing $15 per year.
MacGourmet Deluxe 1.0
Mariner Software has released MacGourmet Deluxe 1.0 bringing “recipe collection and organization into the digital age.” The software allows cooks to create and edit recipes, make wine and cooking notes and post them on the web. Users can import recipes from websites and create shopping lists. The software also includes what Mariner calls an industry-first "Cookbook Builder” with support for images, chapters and text pages. Cookbooks can be printed or saved to PDF format.
CrossOver 7.0 ships
CodeWeavers has released v7.0 of CrossOver Mac, its utility which lets users install Windows software on Macs without creating a Boot Camp partition. Once installed, these programs can then be launched from inside of Mac OS X without a Windows license. New to v7.0 is support for a number of extra applications, specifically Microsoft's Office 2007 suite, and Adobe's first two Creative Suites. Also supported are "newer versions" of Quicken applications.