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By Steve Baczewski X-Rite’s US$1,399 i1PhotoPro (http://www.xrite.com) is a comprehensive package that calibrates and profiles your camera, display, printer, and projector. It’s aimed at professionals whose work demands... Read more »
Sometimes you have to wonder what Apple is thinking -- or not thinking. The company still hasn't added EPUB reading capabilities to Preview or Safari in Mac OS X. And iBooks still aren't supported on the Mac. So it's... Read more »
The Orchard (http://www.theorchardstores.com/) has launched a small bookmarking utility for Mac OS X (10.6 and higher) in the Mac App Store called Gazelle. If you have more than one browser on your Mac, you'll probably... Read more »
By Steve Baczewski DxO Optics Pro Elite 6.6 (http://www.dxo.com) is a rich and deep RAW and JPEG image processor/editor. It begins with a unique approach that gives you a big "leg up" on improving the quality of your... Read more »
Looking for a day and night monitoring system for home or small office? D-Link's mydlink-enabled Wireless N Day/Night Network Camera (DCS-932L) has you covered. It comes with everything you need to add a surveillance... Read more »
Apple's kludge for moving iWork docs between the iPad and a Mac pretty much stinks. It's awkward, unintuitive and very Apple-ish. Enter Ecamm's PadSync (http://www.ecamm.com/mac/padsync/), which offers a better... Read more »
By Jessica Maldonado Four different Texture Toolkits are currently offered by Digital Juice (http://www.digitaljuice.com). I reviewed Texture Toolkit 1 “The Essentials” and Texture Toolkit 2 “Different Strokes.” These... Read more »
Apricorn's (http://www.apricorn.com) Aegis Netdock -- Mac Edition is making me rethink some future purchases. It actually has me considering a MacBook Air as my main Mac. As for the Apple US$79 SuperDrive, forget it.... Read more »
MeshWe has announced the Bluefin (http://meshwe.com/products.html), a device that turns your "Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Trackpad" into the ultimate wireless control device for you Mac." It connects the two Apple... Read more »
With iMovie and QuickTime on all our Macs, plus lots of video download sites and options, most of us have a plethora of videos on our Macs. A cornucopia. A veritable buffet, if you will. Browsing through them to find... Read more »
By Aaron Westgate X-Rite’s (http://www.xritephone.com) new version of the US$169 ColorMunki Display not only calibrates your display, but it will also calibrate projectors, measure ambient light, and correct for display... Read more »
SoftIntegration's (http://www.softintegration.com/) is being revved to version 7.0, a major release with features designed to make the a C/C++ interpreter appealing for learning computing and math for students in... Read more »
OWC's Power2U (http://www.newertech.com/products/power2u.php) is an US$29.99 gadget that lets you power iOS or other USB equipped mobile devices without a bulky adapter. The advantage: it eliminates clutter created by... Read more »
By Daniel East How is it possible to take a compact digital camera that for most people is already perfect and improve upon its stellar features? It seemed as if this line had reached its pinnacle with the CX4 (http://... Read more »
NeatDesk (http://www.neat.com/products/neatdesk) is an US$399.95 desktop scanner and digital filing system solution that lets you eliminate paper clutter by turning stacks of paper into organized digital files.  The... Read more »
id America's (http://www.idamericany.com/) Cushi Stripe for the iPad 2 offers extra grip and extra protection for the Apple tablet. These things it does admirably, though its pin-striped look is a just a bit funky for... Read more »
By Steve Baczewski A big difference between the digital and traditional darkroom is the wider variety of paper surfaces available for the digital darkroom and the probability you’ll find a paper that best matches your... Read more »
Let's face it: your OS X and iOS devices get dirty and grimy. You need to clean them regularly. One of the best products for doing this is Antec's (http://www.antec.com) Advance Cleaning Solutions line. The line... Read more »
The iPhone Hint (http://www.sfbags.com/products/iphone-cases/hint-iphone.php) is cute, inexpensive (US$25) and useful for many folks I'm sure. I'm just not one of them. If you head out and all you need is your Apple... Read more »
By Steve Baczewski The US$849.99 Epson Stylus Photo R3000 printer (http://www.epson.com) is for professional photographers and fine artists in a low-volume production setting who demand exhibition-quality color and... Read more »
By David Foster The US$39.99 Opena Case (http://www.Openacase.com) is the world's first iPhone 4/4S case and bottle opener in one. It has a hard shell made of polycarbonate. It is very strong and slick to the touch. The... Read more »
Along the journey of my early gaming life, I owned an Atari 2600, an Atari 5600 and the "we-barely-knew-you" Atari 7800. I miss those game systems, but I can get a retro gaming hit with the US$59.99 Atari Arcade from... Read more »
Uniea makes approximately eight zillion iPhone cases. The best may be the U-Suite Premium -- Executive Director (http://macte.ch/6Woit), an US$34.95 case I'm using with my iPhone 4S. I favor the U-Suite Premium because... Read more »
Tom Bihn's Cadet (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/700/TB0740) is small, but you can pack a lot of "stuff" into it. How much stuff? How about an 11-inch MacBook Air, an iPad 2, iPhone 4S, power cords for both, a... Read more »
If you have multiple Macs -- as many of us do -- you should certainly look into ChronoSync. The US$40 utility offers a way to synchronize or backup files and folders. You can synchronize between folders on your Mac,... Read more »
 
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