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When you need to create HTML5 and Flash-based animations and/or interactive content you need MotionComposer from Aquafadas (www.aquafadas.com). It's a user friendly, visual-based authoring and effects tool. The latest... Read more »
The Wormhole Switch from J5Create (www.j5create.com) is a good tool for trading files between Macs and PCs, as well as iPads. It requires (on the Mac) OS 10.5 and higher and (on a PC) Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000. The JUC400... Read more »
By Pete Collins About 10 years ago I borrowed (stole) my sister’s Intuos2 tablet and I’ve rarely used a mouse since. I almost can’t work without my tablets. When I heard that Wacom was coming out with the Intuos5, I... Read more »
If you need a solid, Mac oriented word processor, but don't need lots of extraneous bells and whistles, Mellel Lite (www.mellel.com), available exclusively on the Mac App Store, is worth a look. It packs many features... Read more »
Need a digital notebook that also allows you to store log-ins and other information securely. Then you need Carnet for Mac OS X from Deliquus. The app users Advanced Encryption Standard with 256-bit keys, which is used... Read more »
Apple wants us to live in a world without optical drive (see the new iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air and Retina display MacBooks), but for some of us that's not feasible. If you fall into this category, note that MCE... Read more »
Ever deleted or lost photos, music, documents, video files or other data? You know you have. So you may need AppleXsoft Photo Recovery (http://tinyurl.com/agxyn9g), digital media data recovery software designed for Mac... Read more »
By Jay Nelson Photographers and other creative people have many reasons to convert a photo into a sketch or painting. Let’s say that the subject of a photo is important, but poor lighting makes it unsalvageable as a... Read more »
SEP Software's new, integrated solution to backup servers, desktop computers and laptops works --and works well -- with Mac OS X (64-bit) running Mac OS X 10.7 and higher. Support for earlier versions is planned. It's... Read more »
The iPod may be "old news" in the Apple world, but it's still the best selling MP3 player in the universe. And it has lots of features you may not be aware of. 
Enter "iPod: The Missing Manual" from O'Reilly Publishing... Read more »
If you're looking for an advanced, network storage device, you'll want to check out the Drobo 5N, which is a fine fit for home users, creative pros and small offices. It packs enough storage for more than 90,000 16-... Read more »
By Michael Corsentino It’s an exciting time for the Canon Speedlite community. Canon’s new radio-enabled 600EX-RT Speedlite and companion ST-E3-RT radio transmitter are a quantum leap forward in wireless E-TTL handheld... Read more »
If you need networking on the go, you need the Wireless N Pocket Router from TP-Link (www.tp-link.com). Introduced at the recent Consumer Electronics Show, it will be available later this quarter (pricing hasn't been... Read more »
According to the SITA (a specialist in air transport communications and information technology), nearly 26 million bags go missing each year from airports around the world. Air travelers concerned about their valuables... Read more »
High quality projectors aren't cheap. Epson America's (www.epson.com) 3LCD PowerLite Home Cinema 750HD, at US$899, isn't either, but it is versatile and high quality. You get what you pay for. The PowerLite Home Cinema... Read more »
When it comes to Wi-Fi, you can never have too much range. Enter the US$99 WiFi Range Extender from Netgear (www.netgear.com). Actually, the full name is the Netgear Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Wall-plug... Read more »
By Kevin Ames The latest DSLR camera from Sigma Corporation is the SD1 Merrill, named for Richard "Dick" Merrill, inventor of the X3F CMOS chip, which uses a type of layering that splits light into red, green, and blue... Read more »
If you have an iOS device (and you know you do) but never seem to have enough storage, iCloud or not, Seagate Technology (www.seagate.com) has a new product you should look into: the Seagate Wireless Plus mobile device... Read more »
When you think of the terms "mini" and "RAID," you probably don't think of them in the same context. That's about to change with the G-RAID mini (http://www.g-technology.eu/products/g-raid-mini.php) from G-Technology.... Read more »
If you have multiple Macs -- as many of us do -- you should certainly look into ChronoSync from Econ Technologies. The US$40 utility offers a way to synchronize or backup files and folders. And if you use ChronoSync,... Read more »
If you're looking for an unusual connectivity part, you'll want to check with the folks at StarTech (www.StarTech.com). The company has, among other things, a line of US$18.99 specialized cables for charging and syncing... Read more »
By Laurie Excell When the folks at Really Right Stuff (www.reallyrightstuff.com) put their mind to a new product, they don’t just do it halfway. And their new PG-02 Full Gimbal Head (US$800) is no exception! I decided... Read more »
Need a multi-purpose keyboard. Check out the Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard (http://tinyurl.com/atvw35f), an US$99.99 keyboard that can move from a Mac to an iPad to an iPhone with ease. It features Logitech... Read more »
Need a multi-purpose keyboard. Check out the Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard (http://tinyurl.com/atvw35f), an US$99.99 keyboard that can move from a Mac to an iPad to an iPhone with ease. It features Logitech... Read more »
By Bruce Bicknell Most of you are familiar with the HDR craze that’s been around for some time and, while there are many ways to achieve this effect, it’s still a mystery to many. Well, the folks at Oloneo are trying to... Read more »
 
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Marvel Mighty Heroes, the Ultimate Marve...
DeNA and Marvel Entertainment have brought us a new action-packed brawler: Marvel Mighty Heroes. You can play with up to four of your friends as you favorite marvel heroes like Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man, Captain America, Star-Lord, Hulk, and Hawkeye, and you'll be collecting new characters and levelling-up as you battle evil and save the world.... | Read more »
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Adonit's Jot Script 2 sylus has an all-new edition that's meant to be Evernote's BFF. The sylus has been redesigned to work better with iPads and give you faster stroke tracking, smoother line rendering, and better tip-to-line accuracy. | Read more »
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Infinit  is a file sharing app that ignores file size limits. It maintains the original quality of your photos and videos so you can be sure they look awesome after sending. You can move entire albums of photos or full HD films from your iPhone to your computer quickly and easily. Infinit even claims that it's 30 times faster than Dropbox,... | Read more »
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It seems like this month has been pretty big for wrestling. First Wrestlemania, then 2K has announces that they're releasing  WWE 2K for iOS. It's a simulation-based WWE game where you'll get to play with several WWE superstars such as John Cena, Hulk Hogan, Sting, Triple H, and the Undertaker. There will be three different match types and a ton... | Read more »
How the Apple Watch Could Change the Fac...
The Apple Watch is still a ways out, but my previous musings on the wearable’s various features got me thinking: what might it be like a year after launch? Two years? Five years? What if it becomes a symbiotic part of the iOS framework to the point that it practically comes packaged with the iPhone? | Read more »
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Forgotten Memories : Alternate Realities...
Forgotten Memories : Alternate Realities, from Psychoz Interactive, is planned for release on April 23. The Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Alone in the Dark inspired horror game puts you in the shoes of Rose Hawkins as she searches for a missing young girl named Eden. | Read more »
Pie In The Sky: A Pizza Odyssey (Games)
Pie In The Sky: A Pizza Odyssey 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: A game about delivering pizza. In space. | Read more »
Chosen Gives Hopeful Singers, Songwriter...
If YouTube videos and reality TV shows like The Voice have taught us one thing, it’s that there are a lot of people out there who are anxious to show the world their talents. And if they’ve taught us a second thing, it’s that there’s an almost equally sizable group of people who are anxious to judge those hopefuls. What’s interesting about Chosen... | Read more »
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