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River Design's Sparkle is a handy website builder for those who prefer to do things visually. The app translates any text and graphic layout to HTML. The app gives Mac users a great to build websites visually. Sparkle... Read more »
JavaScript is the programming language behind today's web applications, but it's not always well understood. For years, JavaScript was seen as a collection of parlor tricks that often broke because they weren't well... Read more »
Hackers are always pushing the envelope, investigating the unknown, and looking for ways to improve their art. One new book promises to show curious readers just how they do it. A follow-up to the best-selling "Gray Hat... Read more »
Elgato's Thunderbolt 2 Dock (www.elgato.com) features 20 Gb/s bandwidth and support for HDMI displays with up to 4K resolution. In addition to providing a leap in performance over the first generation of Thunderbolt... Read more »
Sonnet Technologies' Tempo PCIe SSD PCI Express (PCIe) solid state drive (SSD) card with a 512GB SSD module serves as an ultra-fast alternative to traditional storage solutions, mounting a high-performance PCIe SSD on a... Read more »
The US$24.95 PowerBolt Micro Car Charger for iPad (http://tinyurl.com/kstfh9g) from Kensington lets you charge your iPad, iPhone or iPod while on the go. It does the job well without taking up too much space. What's not... Read more »
There are lots of health care products available for the Mac. But there's also an automotive "health care" system: CarMD's (http://www.carmd.com) CarMD Handheld Tester and Software System for Macs and Personal... Read more »
JavaScript is the programming language of the Web — and it's the perfect first programming language for kids because it runs in any web browser. To this end, No Starch Press has published "JavaScript for Kids" (http://... Read more »
Quark Software's Quark Author (http://tinyurl.com/ncdzyqt) is Web-based software that allows business users and subject matter experts to create structured content within a word processor-like environment that keeps XML... Read more »
Coolatoola.com's Shairwaves is an HD audio device sharing app that provides the ability for Macs to share their connected audio devices. Just as printers and screens can be shared, so now audio devices can be shared as... Read more »
Twocanoes Labs's next-generation iBeacon technology, Bleu Station Series 200 beacons are fully compliant with Apple's iBeacon performance standard and are available now on the Twocanoes Store. Building on the success of... Read more »
NEC's 27-inch MultiSync PA272W (http://tinyurl.com/mdbp6wd) is a great desktop display for working with color accurate applications. Its GB-R LED backlight provides 99.3% coverage of the Adobe RGB color space. Plus, it'... Read more »
"Fire in the Valley: The Birth and Death of the Personal Computer, Third Edition (http://tinyurl.com/n3skw3d) is the definitive history of the personal computer, drawn from interviews with the people who made it happen... Read more »
Epson's US$399.99 WorkForce DS-520 sheet-fed scanner (www.epson.com) boasts speeds of up to 30 ppm/60 ipm, so is a fine solution for business users. The compact scanner features a robust software package, including... Read more »
einstein's legacy's ChapterWork is a Mac OS X utility for working with chapter tracks and markers in your digital movies. Built on Apple's AVFoundation technology, it's designed to free users from using labor-intensive... Read more »
Panolapse (http://www.panolapse360.com/) has expanded its timelapse software for Mac OS X and Windows with advanced features to support professional photographers. The program simulates camera motion using software-... Read more »
If you have a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, Wiley's "iPhone Portable Genius, 2nd Edition" (http://tinyurl.com/mcyxzpc) is a great read. It's packed with practical advice and covers all the key features in clear, no-... Read more »
VisionTek Products' VisionTek USB Pocket SSD line of thumb drive-sized solid state drives for creative professionals, IT power users, and “performance enthusiasts" is a pocket-sized, bus-powered SSD that offers the... Read more »
Vito Technology's (http://vitotechnology.com/) Star Walk - 5 Stars Astronomy Guide for iOS has been upgraded to 7.0.4. The augmented reality stargazing guide for spotting over 200,000 stars, planets, constellations,... Read more »
Updated and revised for the latest OS X release from Apple, "OS X Yosemite For Dummies" (http://tinyurl.com/m32udc8) by Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus gives you fun, easy-to-understand coverage of the key features and tools... Read more »
Rapoo’s E6700 Bluetooth Touchpad Keyboard is a stylish, wireless keyboard designed for a variety of settings. It’s thin and light with full-size keys. The E6700 wirelessly connects to any Bluetooth-enabled device such... Read more »
Epson's US$349.99 WorkForce WF-100 (epson.com/workforce) is described as "the world’s smallest and lightest mobile printer." We'll take Epson's word for it, but can verify that the printer sports built-in wireless... Read more »
Carbon Technologies' "Yosemite Server - Foundation Services," (http://tinyurl.com/lddczfu) written by Reid Bundonis and available exclusively in the iBooks format in the Apple iBooks Store for US$12.99, focuses on the... Read more »
Unlike Mac OS X and Windows, Linux gives users complete control—if they know what to do with all that power. There are countless ways to tweak and customize Linux (and just as many ways to break it!), and author Brian... Read more »
False Victories' Cartographer 1.0 (http://tinyurl.com/m7gu5vb) is a new maps app for Mac OS X (10.9 or later). It's available at the Mac App Store in the Developer Tools Section for US$13.99. Cartographer allows... Read more »
 
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