Boom Volume Booster App gets a Boost with the Video Boosting feature, other major improvements and a fun Application for Facebook

Macworld Australia Staff
4 April, 2011
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Press Release

Boom, the award winning one-click volume booster application for Mac, in
this latest exciting update, has included the much awaited video boosting,
ability to drag and drop folders for file boosting, channel balance support
and greater improvements in CPU utilization and memory usage. It also marks
the launch of a fun app for Facebook, Shriek, integrated within the

UDUPI, India, March 31, 2011 – Global Delight today released a major update
to their Volume Booster app, Boom, a Macworld Best of Show 2011 Winner.
Since its release at the Macworld Expo 2011, Boom has been well received by
all Mac and Music enthusiasts alike. The USP of the application lies in its
being packed with powerful features yet retaining its simplicity and
uniqueness. This light and visually appealing application has found use not
only among those users who wish to pump up their system speakers but also
among hearing impaired users who wish to enjoy music and movies on their
One of the unique features of Boom is the ability to boost the audio files
residing in the iTunes library or from the disk and save them in the format
supported by an iPhone/iPod touch. Boom thus allows users to enjoy their
newly boosted files on their iPhone/iPod touch as well. Most of the users
have an issue with videos having very low volume. It greatly diminishes the
movie watching experience or defeats the purpose for which the video was
made. With the latest update, users now need not struggle with low volume in
video files. Using Boom, they can now boost the audio of their video files
and save them, thus getting rid of low volume issues and improving the
Another major improvement is the reduction in CPU utilization and memory
usage. It has been reduced by more than 50%. Also to do away with the
tedious task of adding single files for boosting, users can now drag and
drop entire folders to be boosted using Boom. As for those who were looking
for an option to change the Channel Balance in the Sound Preferences,
support has been provided for the same.
A lot of thought has gone in this update where customer feedback and
suggestions have been taken into consideration. Thus users will be
pleasantly surprised that they can now mute any audio notification that was
earlier present by default while adjusting the sound using Boom.

Shriek for Facebook which has been integrated within Boom adds a fun element
to it. With Shriek, users can test the power of their voice with the loudest
shriek getting the better score and being awarded a title. Users can compete
and challenge friends on Facebook using this app and compare scores both
locally and globally.

Boom Volume Booster v1.1 is priced at USD 8.99 and is a free update to all
the existing registered users of Boom.

Boom runs on Mac OS X® 10.5.8 or later on any Intel and PowerPC-based Mac

Pricing and Availability:
Boom single-user license can be purchased at USD 8.99. An unrestricted 7-day
demo version is available for immediate download for evaluation.

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  1. Introducing layout themes and styles in FileMaker Pro 13

    FileMaker Pro, help, inspector, macworld australiaIf you are reading this, you are most likely aware of the benefits offered by FileMaker Pro 13, from streamlining your business’ data to organising projects, but how do you make your FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go database solutions look the part?

    This is where layout themes and styles come in.

    Would you like the layout to show your business logo when your employees are entering data into the database? Would you like to create conformity across all pages, maybe with a colour theme that matches your business?

    In order to increase usability for your database, a well-designed layout will make the solution both appealing to look at, but also more efficient – as those entering or viewing data will be able to easily navigate the fields in front of them.

    What is a style?

    In FileMaker Pro, a style is the way a layout object, layout part and the database’s background appear. This encompasses the colour or transparency of objects and backgrounds, the style of line used within the layout, the borders of objects and parts, the shape of objects, the shadows outside or inside an object’s border, and the display state of an object.

    For example, when your draw a square on your layout, the initial appearance of the square will be determined by the theme currently being used by the layout. The colour of the square, the lines that define it and any shadow that appears are all differing styles that add up to make a theme.

    The initial theme is called the default and ensures that all objects added to the layout carry a similar look. So, if you add a second square to the layout, it will have the same colour and borders. Though this does not have to be the case if you would like to differentiate them.

    And a theme?

    A theme is the collection of a number of styles used in a layout. Themes are the full picture of how your layout or report appears, and encompass all of the individual styles applied to objects, parts and the background. The theme does not affect the way a layout functions, but when you apply a theme to a layout it will alter the way it looks and feels.

    Making alterations

    Adjusting a style in a theme is very simple. If you click on the object, layout part or background you would like to alter, open the Inspector and head to the Appearances tab, you will see the Style label field at the top. This indicates the current style.  If no changes have been made, it will likely read as ‘Default’.

    Alter the style of the object, layout part or background by editing the property settings on the Appearance tab of the Inspector. Once you have made your layout look the way you would like, select the red arrow that will have appeared as you were making your changes and click ‘Save As New Style’.

    Type in a new name for your style and press OK. Continue to create as many additional styles as you would like in your layout. If you would like to apply a style to multiple objects or modify a style slightly between two objects, your previous styles will be available in the Styles list on the Style tab of the Inspector.

    Once you have made all of the changes you would like, you have the option of creating a new theme or saving the changes to the current theme.

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