FmPro Migrator is software from “.com Solutions Inc.” that migrates and converts databases back and forth among FileMaker and other database software: Microsoft Access, various SQL/PHP (Web) systems, LiveCode stacks, Servoy apps, .Net apps, Visual FoxPro, Basic and more.
FmPro Migrator 8.87 is priced starting at $199 for Mac and Windows systems (see compatibility/support) for a limited “Developer Edition”; more capabilities are built into the “Platinum Edition”, priced at $599. The latest version includes updates for macOS Catalina.
FmPro Migrator is a stand-alone application (developed with LiveCode) which quickly and accurately migrates FileMaker Pro, Access, VFP databases to MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase, DB2 and more.
Avalanche is a native Mac app from CYME that promises to quickly migrate Aperture photo libraries to Adobe Lightroom or Lightroom catalogs to folders of files while using AI for some processing assistance…
Avalanche uses Machine Learning to automatically adjust the edits you made on a photo in order for it to look exactly(*) the same after migration. Not all adjustments made to your photos require AI. Some, like the geometry adjustments (straighten, crop) are carried across very precisely. Avalanche uses AI for: White balance, Exposure and light, Color and Tint, Highlights and Shadows.
(*) we really do our best. If you are unhappy with some results, you can contribute to train our ML algoritm to fit your needs.
Features include conversion of annotations, flags, ratings, color labels, keywords, faces, metadata, versions, videos, simple albums (but not smart albums), and more.
Masters are recreated in the target catalog with corresponding import sessions. Referenced files can be copied or left in place. When available, stacks are fully reconstructed in the target album. Versions (also called virtual copies) are recreated in the target catalog, with all specific adjustments, metadata and annotations
Avalanche for Lightroom 1.0 is priced at $59 for macOS 10.14 and later. A trial mode will export the first 100 “masters.” Versions for other photo apps (CaptureOne, Luminar) are promised for later.
MacInTouch discussions include the following:
MacInTouch Community discussions include the following current topics (among others):
- 2019 Mac Pro – gaming and GPU issues
- Apple security – invisible updates, Apple Pay charges
- Audio – Sonos port blocking and DNS blackholing
- Bluetooth – new standard and audio capabilities
- Competition – Intel Ghost Canyon NUC; Ryzen 4000, Tiger Lake
- Fonts – Adobe changes, Affinity support, conversion, OpenType
- Input devices – Contour and Logitech mice
- Linux – MacBook Pro graphics failure workarounds
- macOS Catalina – protection problems, Users location/migration
- Malware – North Korean Mac malware, ad blockers, nasty phishing trick
- Migration – missing macOS installers
- Misc. – new vs. old tractors/technology
- Photography – web hosting options, experiences, etc.
- Security – IoT, firewalls and Ring cameras
- Tax software – prices, capabilities, compatibility, etc.
I have now migrated MacInTouch to a new publishing platform (which hasn’t been at all easy…).
Please let me know right away if you encounter any problems.
We have seen browser security alerts with subdomains, e.g. www.macintouch.com, but not for macintouch.com, which should work OK.
Some browsers seem fine with the certificate situation (e.g. Chrome, Safari), while others (Firefox) are fussing over it.
I’ve now purchased a security certificate that’s supposed to cover all subdomains (*.macintouch.com). The certificates don’t seem to be completely operational yet, but I’m hoping they will get the job done soon.
2019 Mac Pro notes talk about storage upgrade issues, historical price comparisons, Thunderbolt video compatibility and bandwidth, 2013 Mac Pro obsolescence/support, Windows PC comparisons, tech support for $50K+ customers, Apple wheels, iFixit fun, component costs and other pricing/design factors, cheap RAM, an impressive Ryzenshine AMD-based hackintosh, road-robust design, the halo effect, and more.
Virtualization discussion looks at 32-bit support within macOS Catalina; issues with cloning/importing/booting disk volumes; standard VM formats; compatibility and update concerns; Parallels vs. VMware; archive formats; performance experiences; VirtualBox extension licenses; and more.
MacInTouch Community discussions also include the following topics, among others:
- Adobe/alternatives – Affinity excitement; IDMarkz InDesign conversions
- Antivirus software – suggestions for mom; Avast and F-Secure
- Apple quality – iPhone/iPad scratches, cases
- Apple security – hidden processes; silent updates/changes; parental control bypass bug
- Audio – 64-bit apps for pop and click cleanup
- Displays – BenQ EW3270U, Pro Display XDR compatibility, dual-panel (LMCL) technology, ProArt PA32UCX
- File systems – APFS version confusion, detective work
- iMacs – $1399 iMac 5K; RAM upgrades
- iOS 13 – “bugs galore”, UI problems, update issues, file servers optimized charging
- Mac Mini – OWC SSD upgrade confusion
- MacBook Pro – 16-inch audio bug partial patch?
- macOS Catalina – VueScan, QuickTime, 16-inch MacBook Pro and Mojave, dictation deprecation
- Malware – malicious ads inject malware into iPhones from mainstream websites…
- Migration – macOS choices for older Macs
- Networking – AFP vs NFS vs SMB Performance
- Old systems – publishers and preservation; Fortran; old Mac speed; Copland
- Scams – snail mail and phone scams, and related advice
- Security – Ring device invasions, etc.
- Tax software – privacy/security issues and options
- Thunderbolt – cellphone-triggered disconnects; OWC dock