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By Steve Baczewski The Epson Stylus Pro 4900 (US$2,495) represents a major redesign of Epson’s 4000 series (http://www.epson.com that can handle roll or cut-sheet paper up to 17-inch wide. It uses proven technology... Read more »
There may come a time when you need to copy music and other data from an iPod, iPad or iPhone to your Mac or PC. Enter Candysoft's (http://www.candysoft.com) CopyToy. The US$19.95 Mac OS X and Windows compatible app --... Read more »
By Daniel M. East There’s vast array of correction tools available for Photoshop, and it’s important to learn which are effective and a good value before making a purchase. Unfortunately, the Pixel Gear Pro Pack Bundle... Read more »
Pixelmator (http://www.pixelmator.com) has long been my graphics editing program of choice. The app has only gotten better with version 2.0, which was released this week. Launch the application and you're presented... Read more »
Need Internet access with no contract, fees, credit check or deposit required? Your answer may be Data Jack (http://www.datajack.com), which provides nationwide 3G mobile broadband service via a compact plug-and-play... Read more »
O'Reilly has released "Mac OS X Lion: The Missing Manual" by David Pogue. The 928-page book is the "manual that should have been in the box" -- and is the most thorough source of info on the operating system update... Read more »
By David Creamer PhotoCopy (US$95) from Digital Film Tools (http://www.digitalfilmtools.com) is an interesting, one-trick wonder plug-in that is easy to use. Essentially, it adjusts an image’s brightness, color, tone,... Read more »
If you need to completely erase data from a hard drive, you need to check out the Drive eRazer Ultra (http://www.wiebetech.com/products/Drive_eRazer_Ultra.php) from CRU-DataPort. It's an US$249. standalone hardware... Read more »
Twelve South's PlugBug (http://www.twelvesouth.com/products/plugbug/) is arguably the most versatile iPad/iPhone wall charger around. The US$34.99 device piggybacks onto a MacBook power adapter, so you can charge an... Read more »
Alien Skin Software's Blow Up 3 (http://www.alienskin.com/blowup/index.aspx) -- the new version of its photo enlargement plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Photoshop Lightroom -- enlarges photos while... Read more »
By Daniel East Getting images to look their best and brightest, appropriately, can be challenging. Add to that the plethora of products available to produce pleasing pictures and it can become a bit dizzying. The area... Read more »
If you like tweaking photos on your Mac and need more than iPhoto, you probably use Photoshop Elements. However, if you want a plethora of special effects from which to choose, FX Photo Studio for Mac (http://www.... Read more »
MacTech Labs: Virtualization Benchmarks Head-to-Head: How do VMware Fusion 4 and Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac compare? By Neil Ticktin, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher Why Virtualization? In 2005, Apple announced the... Read more »
By Tami Fry-Pietsch In the newest update to Corel Painter (http://www.corel.com) for Mac OS X and Windows there are some exciting changes. The interface has undergone a complete overhaul and now provides almost... Read more »
If you want the toughest portable hard drive around -- at least the toughest I've field tested -- you'll want ioSafe's Rugged Portable (http://www.iosafe.com). And now it's available in a FireWire 800 version, which is... Read more »
By Ron Duncan Are you a secret agent on a clandestine assignment? Or perhaps, just want to plan a secret getaway for your significant other. Whatever the case may be, here’s an inexpensive way to aid in your covert... Read more »
The holiday season is fast approaching and lots of Mac-using girls and boys (and men and women) are thinking of, giving and receiving computer games. To take full advantage of the games, you'll need the right... Read more »
The holiday season is fast approaching and lots of Mac-using girls and boys (and men and women) are thinking of, giving and receiving computer games. To take full advantage of the games, you'll need the right... Read more »
The holiday season is fast approaching and lots of Mac-using girls and boys (and men and women) are thinking of, giving and receiving computer games. To take full advantage of the games, you'll need the right... Read more »
The holiday season is fast approaching and lots of Mac-using girls and boys (and men and women) are thinking of, giving and receiving computer games. To take full advantage of the games, you'll need the right... Read more »
If you're looking for a pair of compact, wireless speakers for your iPhone, iPod or iPad that have adequate sound look no further than iHome's (http://www.ihomeaudio.com) US$99.99 iDM15. It's a rechargeable Bluetooth... Read more »
By Greg Mills My "day job" is doing high end interior painting and Faux Wall Art in Kansas City, Ks. I use Behr Paint and materials exclusively for my painting and wall art. I go back with Behr many years and, in... Read more »
By Dr. Stephen Foster HP's LaserJet Pro M1217fnw MFP (http://macte.ch/PnfAO) -- which costs around US$219 -- is a fine desktop resource thanks to its ability to print, scan, fax, and copy. Its wireless functionality... Read more »
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 »
 
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