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We all know that Macs are more secure than other computing platforms. Intego's Internet Security Barrier (http://www.intego.com/internet-security-barrier/home.asp) can make it more secure still. The software works with... Read more »
I'll give the folks behind the Callet (http://www.thecallet.com) props for trying something different. Their US$19.99 product merges an iPhone case with a wallet into an all-in-one product -- at least in theory. The US$... Read more »
Posted by Greg Mills I get email from book publishers and Mac related product companies quite often. Sometime, I wonder why no one told them the idea sucks and that they ought to work on a different idea. Sometimes... Read more »
Sometimes it comes in handy to make a screen recording of something you're doing on your Mac so you can show it to someone else. Enter ScreenFlow from Telestream (http://www.telestream.net/screen-flow/) a "professional... Read more »
The new Premiere Elements 10 from Adobe (http://www.adobe.com) should fill the void for fans of the discontinued Final Cut Express. Plus, it's even easier to learn than the Apple product. You can quickly edit video... Read more »
Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premiere Elements (http://www.adobe.com) are two topnotch products for the Mac. Recently upgraded to version 10, the consumer photo- and video-editing software packages are available... Read more »
Since we’re MacTech, and we’re known for benchmarks, we get questions like “How much faster is VMware Fusion 4 vs. 3?" We decided to put VMware Fusion 4 to the test and compare version 4.0.1 to version 3.1.3, the... Read more »
By Daniel East onOne Software (http:www.oneononesoftware.com) has rebranded Genuine Fractals, the industry standard for image resizing, as Perfect Resize. The new version has quite a few improvements to make enlarging... Read more »
My past in gaming involved videogames, not computer games . In my younger days, I owned a ColecoVision and an Atari 2600, Atari 4800 and Atari 7800. I enjoyed playing games like Pac-Man and Centipede using a joystick or... Read more »
Inpaint for Mac (http://www.theinpaint.com/) lets you remove unwanted objects from a photo easily -- as long as you're not trying to remove complex objects. You can use it to repair old photos, remove watermarks,... Read more »
Mac OS X 10.7 ("Lion") will be happy to know that Micromat has "lion-ized" TechTool Protogo (http://www.micromat.com/protogo) as of version 3.0. The software allows you to turn an USB or FireWire device, such as an iPod... Read more »
Logitech's US$59.99 Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac (http://macte.ch/MjdS9) will tempt you if: You want a keyboard that doesn't require a physical connection OR batteries. You want a full-sized keyboard with a... Read more »
Tired of switching between documents and wishing you could just see 'em all at once? Then Light Pillar's (http://www.lightpillar.com/) Window Tidy 1.0 (its first app for Mac OS X) may be for you. Window Tidy is an... Read more »
There are a handful of keyboard cases to turn your iPad into a netbook-type device, but I've seen none implemented any better than the Versavu Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard Case (http://bit.ly/qr5NfW) for the iPad 2. The... Read more »
By the Neil Ticktin, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher MacTech Labs puts the new Parallels Desktop to the test to answer this question. The Upgrade Question One of the most frequent questions we've been getting recently is "... Read more »
Acclivity's AccountEdge 2011(http://accountedge.com/mac/), the latest version of their business accounting software for the Mac, offers a plethora of new features, including retainers, progress billing, AccountEdge... Read more »
I'll give Targus' Lap Lounge for iPad 2 (http://bit.ly/qL6Ytz) this much: at least it's a new take on iPad accessories (if an imperfect one), and it's rare I see much innovation in this area. The Lap Lounge is an US$49.... Read more »
If you're like me, you have a half-dozen remotes for your AV equipment in the living room -- and half of them are hiding at any given time. Griffin Technology and Dijit Media have partnered to create the Beacon... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum Macware’s Disk Tools Pro (http://macte.ch/aqv1N) is an excellent all-around utility for maintaining, optimizing and protecting your Macintosh hard drive. The suite of modules is an excellent... Read more »
Dockem (http://www.dockem.com) is a an universal phone and tablet wall mount that works with just about any smartphone (including the iPhone) and tablet (including the iPad). It offers a solution for displaying, storing... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum Although I’m usually a huge fan of Otterbox products (http://www.otterbox.com), the current iteration for the iPhone 4 has been disappointing. The new “Reflex” case (US$44.95) for the iPhone 4... Read more »
iHome's SD63 retro-style, hi-fidelity stereo headphones (http://www.ihomeaudio.com/SD63/) are cool looking, but didn't sit on my noggin especially well and lacked some oomph in the bass department. The SD63 headphones... Read more »
By Jay Nelson The text-handling tools in Photoshop are mostly adequate, assuming you know which fonts you want to use and have them activated. But what if you’re exploring and you want to try combinations of fonts that... Read more »
If you're an audio/video enthusiast (and who isn't these days?), Akitio's (http://www.akitio.com/) Taurus Mini Super-S provides an easy-to-use, reasonably priced (US$199), 2.5-inch, dual bay SATA enclosure, compact in... Read more »
WaterField Design (http://www.sfbags.com)'s Smart Case doesn't bring anything dramatically new to the MacBook Air market, but offers good-looking protection for the ultra-sleek laptop. The Smart Case is made of an... Read more »
 
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