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Autodesk's Autodesk Smoke 2013 Extension 1 is a useful upgrade of its professional video editing software. Among its outstanding new features is improved conform workflow with Apple Final Cut Pro X, which allows for... Read more »
Following Smile’s release of PDFpen 6, "TidBITS Publishing has published "Take Control of PDFpen 6," by Michael E. Cohen. PDFpen 6 offers a wide range of PDF modification features with a Mac mindset, and it is... Read more »
Apple will never offer Blu-ray support for the Mac, so MCE Technologies has filled the need with its internal drive for the iMac and Mac mini that plays Blu-ray movies with the included Mac Blu-ray Player software. The... Read more »
If you want spacious, slim portable hard drives, look no further than WD's My Passport Ultra line. They sport USB 3.0 connectivity in a compact design and four color choices. Available in 500 GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities... Read more »
Jeff Boen snapped together his first LEGO pistol in under two hours. The Texas-based web developer designed it solely from his memories of movies and video games, then decided to improve its design by borrowing a friend... Read more »
Thank you, Kensington. The company has made its line of USB 3.0 Docking Stations and Multi-Display Adapter products compatible with Mac OS X. Now sporting a new DisplayLink driver for the Mac, Kensington’s productivity... Read more »
Sonnet has introduced an upgrade of its xMac mini Server, a Thunderbolt-to-PCI Express (PCIe) expansion system and 1U rackmount enclosure for a Mac mini with a Thunderbolt port. The xMac mini Server accommodates one... Read more »
Powerocks says its US$34.99 Tarot is the world’s thinnest portable power bank. It’s designed to fit in a wallet, pocket, or small purse to provide an emergency charge for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.... Read more »
Newer Technology's miniStack MAX, is now available in DVD/CD only read/write optical drive models for computer users that don’t require the Blu-ray functionality of other miniStack MAX models. As the only four-in-one... Read more »
Today our Kool Tools includes three products/services that all work together: SMS Log for Mac, Call Log for Mac and Fliq for Mac. The SMS Log application for Mac OS X (10.7 and higher) from Mark/Space (http://www.... Read more »
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 »
 
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Handle Review
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Hands-On With Cut the Rope Developer Zep...
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Fast Fishing Review
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Satellina Review
Satellina Review By Jennifer Allen on January 23rd, 2015 Our Rating: :: TWITCHY BUT TACTICALUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Satellina requires quick thinking and twitchy fingers, and it’s pretty fun.   | Read more »
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PureSkate 2 Review
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