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Updated and revised for the latest OS X release from Apple, "OS X Yosemite For Dummies" ( by Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus gives you fun, easy-to-understand coverage of the key features and tools... Read more »
Rapoo’s E6700 Bluetooth Touchpad Keyboard is a stylish, wireless keyboard designed for a variety of settings. It’s thin and light with full-size keys. The E6700 wirelessly connects to any Bluetooth-enabled device such... Read more »
Epson's US$349.99 WorkForce WF-100 ( is described as "the world’s smallest and lightest mobile printer." We'll take Epson's word for it, but can verify that the printer sports built-in wireless... Read more »
Carbon Technologies' "Yosemite Server - Foundation Services," ( written by Reid Bundonis and available exclusively in the iBooks format in the Apple iBooks Store for US$12.99, focuses on the... Read more »
Unlike Mac OS X and Windows, Linux gives users complete control—if they know what to do with all that power. There are countless ways to tweak and customize Linux (and just as many ways to break it!), and author Brian... Read more »
False Victories' Cartographer 1.0 ( is a new maps app for Mac OS X (10.9 or later). It's available at the Mac App Store in the Developer Tools Section for US$13.99. Cartographer allows... Read more »
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is the language used to beautify Web pages by giving developers control over fonts, colors, the spacing and positioning of text and graphical elements, and more. In the hands of a pro, CSS... Read more »
Twelve South's BookArc Pro is an eye-catching chrome-plated desktop stand designed exclusively for Apple's Mac Pro. The arc-shaped stand holds a Mac Pro horizontally, cutting the vertical height requirement in half. A... Read more »
Ohanaware has released version 3.0 of App Wrapper, an app store preparation tool designed to simplify the process of preparing applications for submission to the Mac App Store and deploying on web sites. App Wrapper... Read more »
You may wish to explore functional programming, but are put off by the academic feel. You know you need concurrent applications, but also know these are almost impossible to get right. Meet Elixir, a functional,... Read more »
Bare Bones Software's BBEdit 11.0, an upgrade to its professional strength HTML and text editor, builds on a modernized foundation with newly overhauled systems for Find Differences, Clippings, and syntax coloring. Plus... Read more »
VisionTek Products' USB Pocket SSD line of thumb drive-sized solid state drives are great for creative professionals, IT power users, and performance enthusiasts. The line is compatible with Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux... Read more »
Nektony has launched Getting Ready for Yosemite (, a free step-by-step guide designed to help users migrate to Mac OS X Yosemite. In addition, the company highlights Boost & Memory, Disk... Read more »'s Peppermint ( code editor for Mac OS X supports more than 50 syntaxes and provides advanced editing features with dozens of extensions, giving developers the ability to create new... Read more »
Red Giant's Offload ( is a useful, standalone application for backing up camera footage in the field. Available alone or as part of the Red Giant Shooter Suite, Offload lets you back up files... Read more »
NewerTech's Snuglet is a precision-manufactured ring designed to sit inside your MagSafe 2 connector port and provide a more snug fit to prevent your power cable from unintentional disconnections. The original MagSafe... Read more »
Power App AG]s ( App Store Icon Resizer 1.0 is a new developer tool for Mac OS X. With a single action, it takes care of creating all sizes of app icons that are needed for every app in Apple's... Read more »
Nektony has launched Getting Ready for Yosemite (, a free step-by-step guide designed to help users migrate to Mac OS X Yosemite. In addition, the company highlights Boost & Memory, Disk... Read more »
NetSupport Notify — recently revved to version 3 — provides a method for delivering news, IT announcements or security alerts direct to desktop users across an enterprise.   From PC, tablet or smartphone, administrators... Read more »
The US$195 Cobra slim from Booq ( is a laptop bag for fashion conscious professionals. It's constructed of Bionic fabric, a patented method that transforms recycled beverage bottles into high-... Read more »
AKVIS Charcoal 1.0 (, a standalone application and Photoshop plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows, lets you create charcoal, chalk, and sanguine drawings from photos. The program... Read more »
MAXON ( Cineware 2.0 and Cinema 4D Lite Release 16 are now available in the latest version of Adobe After Effects CC (2014.1) . The new updates to the Cineware workflow, available in the fall release of... Read more »
QNAP Systems's TS-x31 series is a Turbo NAS for SOHO and home users. Powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, it provides a solution for file storage, sharing, and data backup coupled with a cloud-based, note-... Read more »
Hexoskin — a biometric smart shirt that provides users insights about their physical training, sleep and daily activities — is now available in the U.S. Hailing from Canada, this smart shirt is designed for athletes... Read more »
Network administrators have secured their networks with OpenBSD's PF for more than a decade. However, the world of the Internet is changing, and that means PF and OpenBSD need to change too. In the third edition of "The... Read more »
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Square Rave guide - How to grab those te...
Square Rave is an awesome little music-oriented puzzle game that smacks of games like Lumines, but with its own unique sense of gameplay. To help wrap your head around the game, keep the following tips and tricks in mind. [Read more] | Read more »
Snowboard Party 2 (Games)
Snowboard Party 2 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Crowned the best snowboarding game available on the market, Snowboard Party is back to fulfill all your adrenaline needs in this long-awaited sequel. Experience the new time-attack race mode and practice your best tricks in... | Read more »
The best games like Animal Crossing on m...
Animal Crossing amiibo Festival is out right now for the Wii U, reminding us of just how much fun that world can be. Or at least to go back and check in on our villages once in a while. [Read more] | Read more »
Between 2 Taps - Tap for Tap interview M...
Hello, and welcome back to Between 2 Taps, Tap for Tap’s Indie Dev interview series. [Read more] | Read more »
Facility 47 (Games)
Facility 47 1.0.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $3.99, Version: 1.0.1 (iTunes) Description: You wake up alone and freezing in an icy cell. You try the cell door but it’s locked, it seems that you are stuck with no apparent escape. All that surrounds you is a letter and a bottle of pills, and no sign of how long you... | Read more »
The best Photoshop alternative on iPad
Instagram and Lightroom are great and all, but sometimes people need to get extra creative with their image editing.Like, Photoshop creative. If you're one of these people, take a look at our pick for the best mobile Photoshop experience on iPad. [Read more] | Read more »
The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land guide -...
A new update for The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land was released last week, making it the perfect time for you to head back to your base and take out some walkers. Here’s the lowdown on what’s new to the game, and how to take advantage. [Read more] | Read more »
Goat Rider guide - Tips and tricks to st...
We've all been there. One second, we're riding high on a crazed goat, and the next, we've been tossed off it like someone who's no good at goat ridin'. [Read more] | Read more »
Real Boxing 2 CREED: How to become a gre...
Just in time for Rocky fans who can’t wait to see CREED, the latest movie, we have the official tie-in game,Real Boxing 2 CREED. It builds on the success of its predecessor and there’s lots to take in so we at 148apps thought we’d run you through the basics to help you get started. [Read more] | Read more »
CoinOp Heroes 2 guide - How to build an...
CoinOp Heroes 2 justlaunched and, like all clickers, it's dangerously addictive stuff. You have to furiously tap your screen to defeat wave after wave of foes and earn an insane amount of cash to spend on character upgrades and an army of minions. [Read more] | Read more »
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