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IvySkin says its SmartCase Pro 6000 is the "world's longest lasting iPhone battery case." Who are we to argue? It packs a patented design battery pack and IvySkin's signature Touch-Thru glass screen case in a Carbon... Read more »
Autodesk's Character Generation is a handy, web-based application that enables user to create customized, rigged and ready-to-animate 3D characters. Once designed, characters can be exported for a range of applications... Read more »
LaCie recently announced the availability of 5TB, 7200 rpm hard-drive capacities in its 5big Thunderbolt Series, 2big Thunderbolt Series and d2 Thunderbolt Series. The deliver external storage products that range from... Read more »
Enolsoft's PDF Toolset for Mac is a multifunctional PDF tool for Mac OS X 10.6 and higher with an optimized SDK [software development kit] and advanced OCR [optical character recognition] engine embed. PDF Toolset is... Read more »
Retrospect's Retrospect Backup & Recovery Software for Mac OS X, version 11, gets even more powerful with the inclusion of block level incremental backup technology for smaller, faster backups, a new high-level... Read more »
How can you easily clean the background of a photograph? One way to do this is to run some Photoshop-like editor, select the Magic Wand tool and outline the silhouette of the object to cut. A professional designer can... Read more »
QuickerTek's wireless antenna upgrades can beef upApple's Airport Base Stations and Time Capsules. They provide dual-band 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz WiFi and can triple the range of any version of the Base Station Extreme and/or... Read more »
Other World Computing (OWC) has expanded its line of Thunderbolt interface storage products with the OWC ThunderBay IV four-bay external high-performance drive. It's a great fit especially for the new Mac Pro. The... Read more »
Sound gives your native, web, or mobile apps that extra dimension, and it's essential for games. Rather than using canned samples from a sample library, you can learn how to build sounds from the ground up and produce... Read more »
Managing Editor Inc. (MEI) has given us TruEdit, a collaborative workflow system for planning, creating, managing and delivering multi-channel content via its web client and Adobe InDesign Plug-in. Additionally,... Read more »
Technological knowledge is more important today than ever, with even President Obama asking more students to learn to code. According to, computing occupations are among the highest-paying jobs for new... Read more »
Akitio's Thunder Dock (US$269) dock provides users access to data on both legacy and future storage drives by providing multiple host ports for USB 3.0, eSATA and FireWire 800. With it you can pretty much keep your... Read more »
QuickerTek lets you upgrade your 802.11 ac Apple Airport Base Station Extreme by adding six high gain external antennas to the unit. This antenna upgrade provides dual-band 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz WiFi and also triples the... Read more »
Developer Chris Paveglio has introduced Scanning Slideshow 1.0.1 for Mac OS X. Photographers and display designers who need to show a slideshow or projection of images, and to update the show with newly shot images on... Read more »
There are times when you need to make a "clone" of your Mac's hard drive; Stellar Data Recovery's Stellar Drive Clone 3.0 is a useful tool for doing this. Clones provide a way to rollback your Mac OS X installation.... Read more »
VIPorbit is a handy contact manager for both OS X and iOS devices. Think of it as a tool for instant recall and photographic memory. It enables you to remember and use the details that create value for the contacts you... Read more »
Moxa's AWK-5232 Industrial a/b/g/n Wireless AP/Bridge/Client that delivers high-speed wireless connectivity with up to 300 Mbps data rate and plug-and-play scalability. It's designed to frequent maintenance and system... Read more »
The Canvio Home Backup & Share from Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD) offers a simple and powerful network attached storage hub for the connected home that brings together content and allows easy access to... Read more »
If you need to add info graphics to your Final Cut Pro X projects, check out Data Pop, a set of 16 customizable infographic HD titles and available at FxFactory. It includes 11 categories of customizable charts and... Read more »
JavaScript continues to be a language of choice for programmers who want to create applications that work regardless of the platform. Yet elements of the language still remain a mystery even to longtime JavaScript... Read more »
Proavio's new DS240 dual-active storage platform and "ultra dense" JBOD systems are worth a look if you're into 4K cinema production. The DS240 series expands Proavio’s professional DS platform with 2.5-inch Enterprise... Read more »
Tumult's Hype (, an update to its HTML5 animation builder for Mac OS X, adds to its best-of-breed animator with version 2.5, which adds features supporting Responsive Web Design. Hype supports... Read more »
The latest Final Cut Pro X plug-in from CoreMelt powered by Imagineer Systems’ Academy Award-winning Planar Tracking technology is now available and brings high-end Hollywood motion tracking tools to Apple's software... Read more »
If you need a media asset management solution, EditShare has upgraded Flow to version 3, adding new features such as AirFlow for web-based remote access and Flow Automation for designing templates that automate... Read more »
If you need/want an internal Blu-ray recordable drive for the MacBook Pro, you only have one: MCE Technologies (MCE) offers one that can record data and high definition video to 25GB, 50GB, and 100GB Blu-ray recordable... Read more »
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World of Tanks Generals guide - Tips and...
World of Tanks Generals is a brand new card game by the developer behind the World of Tanks shooter franchise. It plays like a cross between chess and your typical card game. You have to keep in consideration where you place your tanks on the board as well as when, and how, to use them. [Read more] | Read more »
TruckSimulation 16 guide: How to succeed...
Remember those strangely enjoyable truck missions in Grand Theft Auto V whereit was a disturbing amount of fun to deliver cargo? TruckSimulation 16 is reminiscent of that, and has you play the role of a truck driver who has to deliver various containers to their destinations in Europe. [Read more] | Read more »
The best GIF making apps
Animated GIFs have exploded in popularity recently which is likely thanks to a combination of Tumblr, our shorter attention spans, and the simple fact they’re a lot of fun. [Read more] | Read more »
The best remote desktop apps for iOS
We've been sifting through the App Store to find the best ways to do computer tasks on a tablet. That gave us a thought - what if we could just do computer tasks from our tablets? Here's a list of the best remote desktop apps to help you use your computer on the go. [Read more] | Read more »
Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade guide - How...
Warhammer 40,000: Freebladejust launched in the App Store and it lets you live your childhood dream of blowing up and slashing a bunch of enemies as a massive, hulking Space Marine. It's not easy being a Space Marine though - and particularly if you pride yourself on achievements - so we've spent some time as one to bring you these few tips to... | Read more »
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 »
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