newly redesigned MacBook measures 13.1 milimeters deep, making it Apple’s
thinnest laptop. The keyboard uses a new butterfly mechanism for typing that
allows for a more stable response with keys that are 17 percent larger than
previous versions. The 12-inch LED-display measures 0.88 mm, the Mac’s thinnest
retina display ever. The LED backlight is 30 percent more energy efficient than
previous MacBook displays. The redesigned Force Touch track pad lets users
adjust the amount of pressure it takes to click. The pad also responds to
differences in applied pressure to let users perform different tasks. The
device runs on the OS X operating system and is the first MacBook without a
fan. The MacBook starts at $1,299.
information, visit www.apple.com/macbook.
provides electronic signature services for Internet-connected devices. Users
can send a document to multiple signers simultaneously or have them sign
sequentially. The status of a document is tracked in real-time and users are
notified via email when a document is available for review. SigniX software
includes detailed event logs for signed documents and tamper protection. SigniX
comes in three different packages and pricing starts at $9.95 per month.
information, visit www.signix.com.
Reality Real Estate
uses a specialized camera to capture interior spaces and create a 3D replica of
a property with images overlaid onto all surfaces. The software creates 3D
models that contain property measurement data and allows users to walk through
the property, view as a dollhouse, or see the floor plan. The model can be
viewed online using any computer or Apple iPad. Prior to sharing, a user can
reconfigure spaces, including flooring, paint, structures, and more. Viewers
can see the status of construction projects and get details for purchasing
decisions. The Matterport camera costs $4,500. Basic, professional, and
business packages are available for the Matterport cloud service.
information, visit www.matterport.com.
can create digital copies of their handwritten notes and designs using the
Rocketbook notebook and mobile app by Rocket Innovations. The 8.5- x 11-inch
Rocketbook contains 50 sheets of paper and comes with a Pilot FriXion pen.
Heating the notebook in the microwave for 30 seconds erases the pen’s
heat-sensitive ink to allow for continuous usage. Each page contains icon
“buttons” for personalized organization in Evernote, Google Docs, Dropbox, or
email. Once your document is ready to be digitized, the Rocketbook app captures
and uploads the documents using your predetermined button categories. The app
is available for Apple iOS with Android availability scheduled for August. One
Rocketbook and Pilot FriXion black pen costs $25.
information, visit goo.gl/3uArHP.
Your Graphic Game
offers graphic design tools and templates for novice designers looking to
create print and digital graphics. The web-based service provides templates for
fliers, presentations, infographics, business cards, posters, invitations, and
social media images. Users populate blank pages or custom layouts using 1
million existing graphics and photos, their own photos, and more than 100 different
fonts. Photos can be edited within Canva using preset filters or manual photo
adjustments such as brightness, contrast, saturation, and more. Once a design
is complete, it can be posted publicly and shared with others. The web-based
service and iPad app are free to use, with more than 1 million premium images
available for $1.
information, visit www.canva.com.
is a multifamily life-cycle management software that captures and leverages
data and converts it into analytical business knowledge. Personal asset
management plans can be distributed through InfoTycoon to all parties at every
property in a user’s portfolio. The platform provides real-time due diligence
inspection reports on a granular or full-property level. InfoTycoon covers
municipality compliance, emergency preparedness, preventive maintenance, move
in/move out, annual budget cycle, and periodical scorecard inspections.
Inspection data becomes a permanent part of a building’s record after entry
into InfoTycoon. All data is stored in the cloud and is accessible to all
parties involved with an Internet connection. InfoTycoon’s Tycoon Insights app
is free and available in the iTunes and Google Play stores. An active
InfoTycoon account is required.
For more information, visit www.infotycoon.com.