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Get a simple yet powerful photo editing software for free [u]

Aurora

I caught this product news at The Mac Observer website: Light Crafts, a company that makes powerful, yet easy-to-use and learn digital photo editing software, is offering for a very limited period one of the applications for free to download and own.

Aurora is described as a “powerfully simple visual photo editing, organizing, sharing and storing software that brings out the best in your photos” and is geared towards consumers. You can visit Light Crafts’ Aurora page to know more.

If you’re ready to get your free copy, just click on the “Buy Now for $19.95” button. Then look for the “Discount Coupon” field and type in the code FREE24 then press the button right beside it. Don’t worry, once the coupon code has been applied they won’t ask you for any credit card or other payment information. However, you need to give them a valid email address because that’s where they’ll send you the registration code.

Again, Aurora can be downloaded for free for a very limited time only. This offer will end July 16, 2009 at 9:14 AM EST or July 17, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Manila time. After this promo period, Aurora can be purchased for $19.95 and is available for both Mac and Windows.

Update:

I forgot to mention that once you’ve done with the order form, Light Crafts will send you two emails: the first confirms your order and the second gives you your registration/activation information and a link where you can download a copy of Aurora. The link has an expiration date and there’s a limit to the number of times you can download the software. Aurora for Mac is a 44MB download.

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New white MacBook; free 8GB iPod touch* in Back-to-School promo [u]

First read about the updates to the white MacBooks over at TUAW, with readers tipping the staff  about the quiet upgrade.

The new internal specs are (previous specifications in parentheses):

  • 2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (up from 2.0 GHz)
  • 2GB 800MHz DDR2 memory (up from 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM)
  • 160GB hard drive (up from 120GB)

AppleInsider notes that the new white MacBook still uses the same NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics card. The graphics card was updated January 21st along with the 1,066MHz front-side bus and doubling of the to RAM to 2GB.

The cheapest MacBook is still priced at $999, and according to AppleInsider the new white MacBook is eligible for Apple’s Back to School promo.

The just announced promo lets qualifying students, faculty or staff members get an *online rebate of $229 when they purchase a Mac and an 8GB iPod touch. Since the 8GB iPod touch costs $229, with the online rebate, it’s like getting the iPod touch for free.

The new white MacBook isn’t available in the Philippine Apple Online Store yet. Perhaps still waiting for stocks to arrive. Non-US TUAW readers have also commented that the upgrade isn’t available in their respective Apple Online Stores as well.

I’m hoping that we’ll have a back-to-school promo here as well.

Update: The Philippine Apple Online Store now has the white MacBook. It retails for ₱ 55,990.00 and estimated shipping is within 24 hours. No back-to-school promo though.

The internal specs between the polycarbonate and the low-end unibody MacBook is almost very similar (the unibody MacBook uses a faster DDR3 RAM). I’m expecting (more like hoping) for an update to the aluminum MacBooks real soon.

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