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Power Prompter 2.0

Dear Users,

Power Prompter 2.0

for the last 6 months we’ve been working on the 2.0 update to Power Prompter. Initially we had planned to add many new features. But as it came to be we did mainly “under the hood” work, improving performance + stability and fixing bugs. Features got the short end of the stick, so to speak.

Now, as users tend to expect new features in exchange for their hard earned money we felt that making 2.0 a paid upgrade wouldn’t be right. So we decided to make it a free upgrade for all our customers – extending support and our free update guarantee for at least another year.

We’re going to release Power Prompter 2.0 shortly after Apple releases macOS High Sierra and once we have tested Power Prompter with the latest Mac operating system.

Btw. we didn’t forget to add features completely! One much requested feature made it into 2.0: User defined custom key bindings. Now you will be able to turn even the most exotic input devices into a remote control for Power Prompter.

Power Prompter is a modern teleprompter application for the Mac. Specially designed for contemporary small team and solo content creators.

Suborbital Reports 1.2

We just pushed Suborbital Reports 1.2 to our servers.

This update deprecates support for username/password credentials and introduces support for the new iTunes Connect Authentication Token scheme.

Please refer to the following blog post to find out more about the new iTunes token:

Suborbital Reports is an iTunes Connect report aggregation and analytics application for the Mac

Reports: iTunes Connect Authentication Token Support

As you probably know Apple is going to retire the use of username and password for their report ingestion APIs by August 2017. That’s why Suborbital Reports is going to remove support for username/password in the next update.

When we release the upcoming update of Suborbital Reports you won’t be able to change or set your account’s username and password. You will be required to generate an authentication token on Apple’s website and use that.

Note that your existing login credentials will continue to work until Apple’s server start rejecting that login method. We just removed the possibility of setting or changing the username and password in Suborbital Reports.

We suggest you generate an Authentication Token for your accounts as soon as possible and start using this token. It’s more secure than having your iTunes Connect login credentials accessible to other applications.

To generate a token follow Apple’s guide:

(It’s really simple: Log into iTunes Connect, go to the Sales and Trends tab, make sure you’re in the Reports submenu and there click on the little question mark button in the upper right corner next to About Reports. From the popup select Generate Aceess Token.)

Suborbital Reports is an iTunes Connect report aggregation and analytics application for the Mac

Power Prompter 1.5.4 Adds Speed Lock

Recently (yesterday) we got a support request. A new Power Prompter user had habit to accidentally change the scrolling speed from time to time and wondered if there’s a way to lock the scroll speed once a good setting was found.

Well, there was no way. So we got to work and spent our Saturday evening adding that feature.

The result is Power Prompter 1.5.4 – which is a small update adding this one feature:

Once you press this little button the scroll speed can not be changed anymore. (This affects only one window – other unlocked teleprompter windows can still change the speed. Which is great if you’re working in a team and the talent shouldn’t be fiddling around with speed settings).

The update has been uploaded to our servers and Power Prompter’s update feature should find it soon. As usual: Sorry to Mac App Store users – you will have to wait a little longer for the update. Apple’s review team seems swamped with work before the upcoming WWDC.

Power Prompter is a modern teleprompter application for the Mac. Specially designed for contemporary small team and solo content creators.

Power Prompter 1.5 is available

We just released version 1.5 of Power Prompter. This update adds an optional timestamp display to the teleprompter window.

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Video: How to use a teleprompter tips and techniques

A very interesting video we found on YouTube. It offers a great introduction to using a teleprompter and has some awesome tips for the beginner.

Power Prompter 1.4.4

We just pushed the Power Prompter 1.4.4 update to our servers. Customers using the direct download version from our website will receive the update automatically.

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Creating macOS X Screen Recordings on a Budget

If you’ve never tried to make a screen recording you’re probably lost about what software to use and where to start.

Luckily you don’t need to spend a dime to get started with screen casting. And it’s rather easy, too. Because macOS comes with all the tools you need on board.

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Recent Report Downloading Issues with Suborbital Reports

Just a short heads up: Currently Apple’s servers aren’t on top of their game and downloading reports can take some time or completely time out.

Just re-try it a few times and ignore the “unexpected login error” message Suborbital Reports is displaying.

If you can’t get it to work there’s another option: Log into the iTunes Connect page and download the daily reports. You can import those files then via “File -> Import Report Files…” in Suborbital Reports.


Using the Griffin PowerMate to Control Your Teleprompter

In this short Blog post we’re going to show how you can use the Griffin PowerMate USB controller to operate Power Prompter.

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