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"The LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Discovery Book" (336 pages, US$34.95) from No Starch Press ( is the company's latest book to delve into the robotics system Author Laurens Valk brings his robotics... Read more »
SmileOnMyMac ( has updated PDFPen, its PDF editing and form-filling tool for Mac OS X, to version 6.1.3. If you haven't used the software, PDFPen -- or its Pro sibling -- is certainly worth a look.... Read more »
Flipbuilder's Flip PDF Professional for Mac ( makes it easy to create page flip catalogs from PDFs. You can create catalogs, brochures and other marketing collaterals from PDF files. Flip... Read more »
Seagate's newest generation of its wireless storage category, the Seagate Wireless Plus, now consists of a family of capacities at 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB. They're compatible with iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows 8/RT... Read more »
"Learn to Program with Minecraft Plug-ins" ( is a new book from Pragmatic Bookshelf that teachers you how to write your own Minecraft plug-ins and watch your code come to life with flaming... Read more »
Sonnet Technologies ( has announced five new Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits for the Echo Express III-R, a 2U rackmount Thunderbolt 2-to-PCI Express (PCIe) expansion system, and for the recently... Read more »
Conner Productions's Seal ( is a professional template to make introductory seal titles for Apple's Final Cut Pro X (FCP X). And it's free. Seal — designed with creative professionals,... Read more »
Western Digital's WD TV – Personal Edition is a Wi-Fi enabled media player that plays virtually any media file stored on USB and network storage devices or any computer on your home network. It lets you enjoy a wide... Read more »
Proavio's ( EB800MS V2 storage platform for 4K media workflows adds a next generation 12G internal disk I/O design and incorporates a choice of PCI-e 3.0 or SAS-to-Thunderbolt 2 RAID adapters with high... Read more »
Annual wireless connectivity chipset shipments across Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, and ZigBee show no sign of slowing down, reaching almost nine billion annual shipments in 2019, finds ABI Research ( Read more »
JetBrains' AppCode 3.0 is a major update of their Objective-C IDE. It helps ease the everyday routine for Objective-C developers as they build apps for Apple devices such as the Mac, iPhone and iPad. To help developers... Read more »
Adobe's Adobe Captivate 8 ( is the latest version of its eLearning authoring tool. The software is designed to reduce the learning curve by allowing trainers and educators to author once and... Read more »
IK Multimedia has announced, in cooperation with boutique stompbox effects manufacturer Wampler Pedals, the release of their top models in AmpliTube Custom Shop for Macs and PCs. These new models give guitar players new... Read more »
The ARCAM rDock-uni is an US$299.99 dock for audiophile-loving iDevice owners. It sports Apple's Lightning connector. 
With the ARCAM rDock-uni, you can use the high-quality internal DAC on it or you can send a digital... Read more »
OmniFocus 2 ( is a spiffy upgrade of the the Omni Group's task management tool for Mac OS X. Version 2 sports a redesigned user interface and lots of new features. There's a Forecast... Read more »
Stellar Data Recovery's ( SpeedUp Mac 3, a performance optimization tool for Mac OS X, has been revved to version 3. The software scans your machine and helps you remove unwanted files safely that... Read more »
Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery ( is file repair software. However, it provides full preview support for recoverable files prior to restoration. Version 6 is fully compatible with Mac OS X... Read more »
The Honeywell Bluetooth Smart True HEPA Allergen Remover ( is the first air purifier that users Bluetooth wireless technology to track local pollen counts via a free mobile app (available at the... Read more »
Missing or lost the only copy of pictures and need to get them back? Then you need Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery ( The most common data recovery tasks performed worldwide is the recovery of... Read more »
If you constantly misplace your iPhone, you need Innova Technology’s Duet (, a Bluetooth device designed to help you keep track of your smartphone. It automatically alerts you when your phone gets... Read more »
The US$159 Padcaster Air case ( transforms an iPad Air into an on-the-go video production studio for use by professional and amateur videographers. The Padcaster Air combines the stability of... Read more »
Rayovac’s Phone Boost 800 portable charging device and Car and Wall USB Power Chargers can keep your iPhone, and other devices, powered up for long periods of time. Rayovac’s Phone Boost 800 mobile device charger... Read more »
SubRosaSoft'sc( FileSalvage 8, an update of its data recovery tool, sports a nifty new user interface and support for OS X Mavericks. FileSalvage 8 also has an improved integrated file preview.... Read more »
Panasonic's KX-PRL262B Dock Style DECT telephone system is compatible with iPhone 5/5s, iPod touch and iPad mini models with Lightning connectors and offers an array of features, including the ability to play music... Read more »
Miln's Movie Splitter ( for Mac OS X is an US$4.99 app that splits movie files into smaller pieces for easier editing and sharing. The app automatically detects chapter information... Read more »
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Gopogo guide - How to bounce like the be...
Nitrome just launched a new game and, as to be expected, it's a lot of addictive fun. It's called Gopogo, and it challenges you to hoparound a bunch of platforms, avoiding enemies and picking up shiny stuff. It's not easy though - just like the retro platformers that inspired it. [Read more] | Read more »
Sago Mini Superhero (Education)
Sago Mini Superhero 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Education Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: KAPOW! Jack the rabbit bursts into the sky as the Sago Mini Superhero! Fly with Jack as he lifts impossible weights, powers up on carrots and makes things right in the city. Whether he is helping ducks cross the street... | Read more »
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes guide - How...
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes is all about collecting heroes, powering them up, and using them together to defeat your foes. It's pretty straightforward stuff for the most part, but increasing your characters' stats can be a bit confusing because it isn't explained all that well in the tutorial. [Read more] | Read more »
The best cooking apps (just in time for...
It’s that time of year again, where you’ll be gathering around the dinner table with your family and a huge feast in front of you. [Read more] | Read more »
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 »
One Button Travel (Games)
One Button Travel 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: “To cut a long story short, If you like interactive fiction, just go buy this one.” -“Oozes the polish that we’ve come to expect from TheCodingMonkeys.” - | Read more »
Light Apprentice Volume 1 (Games)
Light Apprentice Volume 1 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Light Apprentice Volume 1 includes Chapters 1 to 4, all gathered in a new exclusive game.When life in the world of Ethenia is threatened by the corruption of the Yhrosian Empire, a hero will rise to protect the... | 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 »
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