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Mac News Briefs: PDFpen has new OCR engine

PDFpen 4.5 uses version 15.5 of the OmniPage OCR engine, which should improve accuracy in the PDF editing program. Also updated on Tuesday were Typinator, RealBasic and Real Studio, VideoFlash Converter, and Djay.

Combining PDF pages in Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard has changed the way you combine PDF documents in Preview. It works like this.

Mac News Briefs: BoinxTV, Cinematize add Snow Leopard compatibility

Boinx added Snow Leopard compatibility to its BoinxTV video podcasting tool, while Miraizaon did the same for its Cinematize DVD movie clip extraction offerings. Also, Werck unveiled Checkout 3, and Zervix released the new PDF Checkpoint.

Promising Prospect: Read Right

Read Right is a specialized PDF reader that turns your MacBook into an e-book.

Paste tables as graphics in iWork

Sometimes, you want to copy and paste tables as graphics--rather than live, editable tables--from Numbers into Pages. Here's how.

Create a digital ID with Adobe Acrobat

Need a digital ID? Here's how to create one with Adobe Acrobat.

Mac News Briefs: CrumplePop releases ShrinkRay for Final Cut

ShrinkRay -- offered for free for the next week -- uses tilt-shift photographic techniques to make large scenes appear tiny. Also, ProVue released Track Magic Pro, an OS X-based analysis tool for Ruby on Rails applications, while SmileOnMyMac updated PDFpen.

QuarkXPress 8.1 emphasizes PDF output improvements

QuarkXPress 8.1 improves PDF output with native transparency support; Quark Publishing System also gets improvements.

Adobe updates Acrobat, Reader with security improvements

Adobe has updated Acrobat and Reader to 9.1.3, making security improvements.

Mac News Briefs: Drive Genius ready for Snow Leopard

ProSoft Engineering has updated its hard drive maintenance and optimization utility for the OS X 10.6 release. Also, Realmac launched a new Web service aimed at creative pros and AJA updated its Kona video capture cards to support last week’s Final Cut Studio release.