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It may be small, but the Arduino is having a huge impact on the maker movement. This microcontroller makes it possible for creative people to turn their ideas for interactive projects into reality -- from simple LED... Read more »
Noise Industries has added Shape Pop from Stupid Raisins to its range of plug-ins offered through FxFactory. Available for Final Cut Pro X, Shape Pop consists of 30 customizable transitions that break up video into... Read more »
As most of us need -- or at least want -- faster Macs, Macware's updated MacTuneUp (now up to version 7.0) can provide speed boosts for our current machines. The software discovers and fixes problems, restores hard... Read more »
Fitbit's Flex is a first-of-its-kind, activity tracking wristband that syncs wirelessly on-the-go via Bluetooth 4.0 to select iOS and Android devices. Like its sister products the Fitbit Zip and Fitbit One, the new... Read more »
If you're a road warrior who packs both a laptop and an iPad, Tenba's Roadie Executive Backpack should suit your traveling needs. It's great for photographers, filmmakers and anyone who hits the road with LOTS of tech... Read more »
Other World Computing's OWC Envoy Pro EX is one of the slickest solid state drive solutions around. Designed for high performance storage and/or backup, it's powerful and portable -- small enough, in fact, to fit into a... Read more »
MaxUpgrades' SSD SATA Module with heat sink for the iMac 2012 models can boost the performance of your all-in-one. SSD SATA Module with heat sink for iMac 2012 Models enables the iMacs to use dual standard 2.5 inch Form... Read more »
Attachment Tamer from Lokiware lets you take control of those pesky email attachments in Apple's Mail app on Mac OS X. It allows you to set up how attachments are displayed and sent. Attachment Tamer can: ° Display (... Read more »
If you're not a fan of the Dropbox file-sharing service, you should be. ANd Joe Kissell's latest ebook, the $10 "Take Control of Dropbox" (http://tid.bl.it/tco-dropbox) can help you get up to speed. Whether you're... Read more »
Lulu Sofware has released its first Mac OS X product: Soda PDF for Mac. It allows you to open, view and print any PDF file. You can also read any PDF file in 3D, read digital comic book files in 3D (.cbr and .cbz), fill... Read more »
If you're like me, you're awaiting the day when you can cut the cable or satellite cord entirely. I haven't quite reached that day yet. However, a product like Winegard's Boost digital TV antenna amplifier brings that... Read more »
Listen up. NuForce has rolled out the NE-650M earphones, the latest addition to the critically acclaimed NE-600 series. They sound great -- especially at the suggested retail price of US$44.95. Each earpiece houses an... Read more »
Alien Skin Software's Exposure 5, the latest version of its flagship photography effects software, is a fine tool for digital photographers. It lets you achieve accurate film simulation, using a wide range of creative... Read more »
If you're a road warrior who packs lots of tech equipment and accessories, check out Booq's Boa courier messenger bag, which is both spacious and durable. It's encased in a sleek, professional exterior featuring booq’s... Read more »
Timelines from Ripple Training -- a plug-in designed exclusively for Final Cut Pro X -- is a cool collection of eight transition effects that create graphical timelines for videos. Each transition is highly... Read more »
Mementum from AllGoritm (www.allgoritm.com) is a stylish voice reminder that lets you record vocal memos, then sort your recordings by categories. With it you can also write additional text notes. Voice reminders -- or... Read more »
Sonnet's xMac mini Server 2H is a second model of the company's xMac mini Server Thunderbolt-to-PCI Express (PCIe) expansion system and 1U rackmount enclosure for a Mac mini with a Thunderbolt port. The new xMac mini... Read more »
You can never have too much juice for your laptop. Which is where QuickerTek's US$299.95 EyeBattery for all MacBook Pros comes in handy. It adds up to four extra hours of battery power to the MacBook Pro. There's a... Read more »
If you deal with EPUB (electronic publication documents), you should check out EPUB Viewer for Mac OS X (US$29) from Enolsoft. EPUBL is a a free and open e-book standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum (... Read more »
The boom in Web-enabled devices has been a huge boon for consumers, who have quickly grown accustomed to instant online access wherever they are, whatever they're on. However, it can pose a huge challenge for front-end... Read more »
SmileOnMyMac updated PDFPen (www.smileonmymac.com/PDFpen/download.html), its PDF editing and form-filling tool for Mac OS X, to version 6.0.1. If you haven't used the software, PDFPen -- or its Pro sibling -- is... Read more »
If you need some boning up on OpenBSD -- the secure, free, open source Unix-like operating system, No Starch (www.nostarch.com) has the book for you: "Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition" by Michael W. Lewis. The US$59.95,... Read more »
Both industry pros and those who want to shoot personal video with the style of a motion picture will appreciate the US$995 Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. It's a pocket sized digital cinema camera that includes... Read more »
If you'd like to project videos, photos and more from your iPhone or iPod touch, the ipico from General Imaging (GIC) makes it simple. It's a hand-held, projector with a patented pop-up connector for the iDevice. No... Read more »
The recently released Squeeze 9 from Sorenson Media is the first major point release of the video encoding software in about a year and a half. And if you're into professional videography, you'll want to add it to your... Read more »
 
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