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Your software needs to leverage multiple cores, handle thousands of users and terabytes of data, and continue working in the face of both hardware and software failure. Concurrency and parallelism are the keys: "Seven... Read more »
JRM Electronics (www.jmr.com) has announced the general availability of the Dual RAID BlueStor Networked Storage server. Targeted to the small-to-medium enterprises (SMB) IT and rich mixed media markets that have need... Read more »
Arcam's US$299 rDock-uni — The UN-Wireless Digital Lightning Dock DAC for iOS devices allows the highest quality and easiest connection to any AV or Hi-Fi. The rDock — a great product for music lovers — extracts digital... Read more »
MacMike's ToDo4team is a helpful task management solution available via a web browser and on Mac OS X, iOS, Windows, and Android devices. It's designed for small and medium sized companies and organizations. Its main... Read more »
MacDaddy's Mac Backup Guru for Mac OS X (10.7 and higher) has been revved to version 2.0. It's an update of the useful utility designed to back up files and disks. It adds a Snapshot mode that users system hard links to... Read more »
booq's (www.booqbags.com) US$295 Cobra brief is a handy, if pricey (US$295) tool for traveling professionals.It boasts durable materials such as 1680 denier ballistic nylon, weatherproof coating, YKK zippers and top-... Read more »
Many of us have considered building a website, whether to promote a business, stay in touch with family, or just share our thoughts with the world. Now the author-artist team of Nate Cooper and Kim Gee hope to make... Read more »
Bracketron’s new Xventure Golf (http://tinyurl.com/md49d58) gear aims to complement your favorite golf tech and swing analyzers to enhance your game. These new products, including the Click-iT remote, 360Vu for... Read more »
Softpress' Freeway 7 Pro now features responsive design for creating websites that automatically adapt to display for any device. This allows web designers to easily create sites that will adapt as needed to display for... Read more »
The Philips 28-Inch 4K Ultra HD Display (http://tinyurl.com/mrlra6p) delivers four times as much detail as 1080p Full HD. The monitor normally costs US$799, but was available at Amazon.com for a special price of $599... Read more »
X-Mirage (http://x-mirage.com/x-mirage/) is an useful AirPlay server for Mac and Windows systems. It allows you to wirelessly stream contents or mirror your iDevice screen to any Mac and record everything onscreen with... Read more »
In "Build iOS Games with Sprite Kit: Unleash Your Imagination in Two Dimensions" from Pragmatic Bookshelf (US$34 for the paper version, $20 for the ebook version), you'll learn to build two games using Sprite Kit and... Read more »
Connected Data's Drobo Mini is now available with Solid State Disk (SSD) drives that deliver as much as 80% more performance compared to a Mini configured with traditional spinning hard drives. The Drobo Mini is... Read more »
Alfons Schmid's Mac OS X version of Notebooks is a productivity app that combines text processing with task management and file organization to complement the iPad and iPhone versions of the tool. It includes text... Read more »
Sonnet's (www.sonnettech.com) new xMac Pro Server is a Thunderbolt 2-to-PCI Express (PCIe) expansion system and 4U rackmount enclosure for the latest generation of Mac Pro computers. It securely mounts the computer... Read more »
Apple has released the public beta of OS X 10.10 Yosemite! and Take Control Books has published Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Beta Testing Yosemite.” You can buy it now for a suggested price of $5 from Leanpub (http://... Read more »
Powerocks' Magic Cube power bank is a portable back-up power supply for smartphones and other devices. It's not the smallest such product around -- that would be the Powerock Tarot -- but it can charge two devices... Read more »
Adium Software's Ear Teacher (http://www.earteacher.com) is a good tool for music education on the the Mac. It provides an integrated, audiovisual course on music theory and aural skill development. The Ear Teacher... Read more »
Flux (http://tinyurl.com/yazuwbr), the web design application for Mac OS X, has been revved to version 5 (or "V," as its developers dub it). The software can work with everything from a modern site using HTML5 and CSS3... Read more »
Parat Solutions's (http://www.paratsolutions.com) ParaSync for the iPad mini and iPad Air is a cable-free docking system licensed by Apple and is especially designed to charge and synchronize institutional deployments... Read more »
No longer will iPhone-owning cyclists need to stop and remove their phone to access MapMyRide or to check texts. WaterField Designs has entered the cycling market with the introduction of the Cycling Ride Pouch (http://... Read more »
PearlMountain Technology's Publisher Lite is a handy desktop publishing and page layout app for both business and home use — and it's free. With it you can design and create a variety of flyers, brochures, business... Read more »
WD has expanded its WD Red line of SATA hard drives for home and small office NAS (network attached storage) systems with the release of a 5TB and first-to-market 6TB capacity for NAS-specific storage and the... Read more »
Insider Software's FontAgent Pro has always been a useful professional font manager for the Mac, as it integrates diagnostics, repair, font selection, font book creation, and design tools. Version 6.2 makes it even... Read more »
Neenah now offers a faster way to find the right paper with its release of Cabinet for Mac OS X. The company is also coordinating mobile versions for all the ways designers work — at the office, at home, at meetings, on... Read more »
 
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