The software costs $30. System requirements call for Mac OS X 10.5 or later. A 14-day demo is available for download.—Peter Cohen
iPod Access now works with iPhone OS 3.0 and the iPhone 3GS
iPod Access costs $20, $9 to upgrade from iPod Access versions 1.x, 2.x, or 3.x, or a free upgrade for 4.x owners. The program requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, iPod software 1.2 or later, and and iTunes 7.3 or later.—Dan Moren
Cocktail adds Safari 4 support, Time Machine control
Cocktail 4.4 (Leopard Edition) is the latest release of Maintain’s utility software for Mac OS X. Cocktail puts a graphical user interface on many Unix processes and utilities that otherwise need to be accessed using a command line interface. Standouts of the new release include the ability to reset home directory permissions and Access Control Lists (ACLs), the ability to set Time Machine’s backup interval and adjust other Time Machine settings, support for more network interfaces, support for Safari 4 and the ability to disable Safari 4 Web page previews.
A free update for Cocktail (Leopard Edition) users, the software costs $15 for a single-user license.—PC
Mystical Tint Tone and Color includes more than 300 instant effect presets
Among the new effects in Mystical Tint Tone and Color 2.0 are Afternoon Sun, Moon Glow, Color Tone, Soft Sepia and High Key Blast. New Portrait filters tackle skin tone, wrinkles, and blemishes, while new lens filters simulate graduated filters and polariziers. The update also adds new sharpening and HDR filters.
Auto FX posts a complete list of the available filters on its Web site. Mystical Tint Tone and Color 2.0 costs $249; users can upgrade from previous versions for $129.—Philip Michaels