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If you own an Apple laptop and want to turn them into full-fledged desktop computers, you can pretty much do this with the DS1 series of Thunderbolt docking stations from Matrox. Thunderbolt is, of course, an interface... Read more »
Let's face it: though Apple likes small and lean, when it comes to computing, you can't have too big a screen. With Mobile Monitor Technologies's Monitor2Go you can keep your small tablets and laptops, but add a bigger... Read more »
It takes a bit of work to keep your Mac running smoothly. Enter Stellar Data Recovery's Stellar Volume Repair 1.0, a repair tool for corrupt volume repair. It repairs volume errors, rebuilds any damaged directory, and... Read more »
MacTech Labs puts the new Parallels Desktop to the test to answer this question. One of the most frequent questions we've been getting recently is "Should I upgrade to Parallels Desktop 8?" Even though this new version... Read more »
MacTech Labs puts the new VMware Fusion to the test to see which is faster Since we’re MacTech, and we’re known for benchmarks, we get questions like “How much faster is VMware Fusion 5 vs. 4?" Even though this new... Read more »
FxFactory 4, the latest update to Noise Industries' visual effects plugin platform, FxFactory 4, is better than ever as it now supports Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, in addition to Apple Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Adobe After... Read more »
By Steve Baczewski Bordering the world of DSLRs -- and sharing many of the same sophisticated features -- is a breed of high-end, compact, point-and-shoot cameras. Leica (www.leica.com) has released one of those: their... Read more »
Adobe (www.adobe.com) recently revved its Adobe Creative Cloud offering, offering more than a dozen exclusive new features for Adobe Photoshop. Creative Cloud offers a way of providing tools and services for creative... Read more »
The Woodees iPic is a cool touchscreen stylus product with a unique, ergonomic design that closely resembles a guitar pick. It was created by mobile product and earbud manufacturer, Woodees (www.woodees.com). Woodees... Read more »
This week Acclivity launched AccountEdge Pro 2013 for Mac and Windows. If you run a small business, you'll find the software for business accounting and services extremely handy. AccountEdge lets you manage your... Read more »
If you're a power user, the Mac OS X Finder may not be flexible enough for you. If so, you should check out Path Finder (US$40) from CocoaTech (www.cocoatech.com). Recently revved to version 6, it's a standalone... Read more »
By Jeff Gamet Processing HDR images to get just the right effect can be as much art as science. The new HDR Expose 2 from Unified Color Technologies (www.unifiedcolor.com) aims to help you find the right balance between... Read more »
To get the most out of a MacBook battery, it should be depleted once a month. Depleting involves disconnecting the mains power and using the battery until the charge is nearly empty. However, few of us remember to do... Read more »
Thought it may be a little too frou-frou for some gents, the Stripe Sleeve from Greene and Gray (http://www.greeneandgray.com) is a fine sleeve for the 11-inch MacBook Air. Priced at US$39.95, it's padded and fleece-... Read more »
The original Apple evangelist/author/entrepreneur and jack-of-all-trades, Guy Kawasaki, has co-authored a book that any aspiring author needs to pick up: "APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur: How to Publish a Book" (US... Read more »
Bheestie Bags is a device designed to save electronics from water and moisture damage. Whether it’s an accidental spill on your iPad or the product was exposed to moisture, you'll want to give the solution a chance. To... Read more »
By Erik Vlietnck Corel’s (www.corel.com) first professional photo catalog and RAW editing software, AfterShot Pro (US$99.99), is based on a number of technologies -- Bibble Pro, Noise Ninja, and Perfectly Clear -- that... Read more »
With ever more folks coming to the Mac platform, there are plenty of good books available for learning the basics. But what about going behind the basics? 
Enter "Master Your Mac" (http://macte.ch/3OHWp) from No Starch... Read more »
If you need advanced file recover, Mac Data Recovery Guru 2.0 is an app you'll want to check out. It requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher, costs US$99 and is available at http://macosxfilerecovery.com (a limited version can... Read more »
By David Creamer Most printers are familiar with FlightCheck from Markzware (www.markzware.com), an US$99 standalone preflight application; however, with less-experienced users doing more work in-house, the need for... Read more »
Apple has two hits on its hands with iOS 6 software and the iPhone 5; heck, even the much-maligned Maps app is slowly improving. There's a lot to love -- and learn -- about both products. "iPhone 5: The Missing Manual,... Read more »
By Laura Excell Nikon (www.nikonusa.com) has entered the mirrorless camera market with a strong start by introducing their new Nikon 1 system (which starts at US$649.95 in pricing), which includes the J1 and V1 cameras... Read more »
WordPress (https://wordpress.com) is the favorite web site design/content management system I've tried. The free and open source blogging tool has been incredibly successful, rising from a handful of users to the most-... Read more »
Now that the entire Mac line -- except for the long-in-the-tooth Mac Pro -- sports USB 3.0 connectivity, Mac users have access to a wide range of inexpensive, back-up/secondary drives. The Backup Plus portable from... Read more »
By Bruce Bicknell Beauty in a box? Believe it or not, here’s an interesting program that really allows you to do complete makeovers on your images with the click of a button and Intensity sliders. Perfect365 -- a free... Read more »
 
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Tap Delay (Music)
Tap Delay 1.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Music Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes) Description: Back in the “old days”, producers and engineers created delay and echo effects using tape machines. Tap Delay combines the warm sound of vintage tape echo machines with a modern, step sequencer-like tapped delay engine which... | Read more »
This Week at 148Apps: July 20-24, 2015
July is Heating Up With 148Apps How do you know what apps are worth your time and money? Just look to the review team at 148Apps. We sort through the chaos and find the apps you're looking for. The ones we love become Editor’s Choice, standing out above the many good apps and games with something just a little bit more to offer. Take a look at... | Read more »
Red Game Without A Great Name (Games)
Red Game Without A Great Name 1.0.3 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0.3 (iTunes) Description: The mechanical bird is flying through an unfriendly, Steampunk world. Help it avoid obstacles and deadly traps using its teleportation ability while picking up power-ups. Grab as many gears as you can to... | Read more »
Warhammer: Arcane Magic (Games)
Warhammer: Arcane Magic 1.0.2 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $9.99, Version: 1.0.2 (iTunes) Description: Engage in epic battles and tactical gameplay that challenge both novice and veteran in Warhammer: Arcane Magic, a turn-based digital board game set in Warhammer Fantasy Battles. | Read more »
Mazes of Karradash (Games)
Mazes of Karradash 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: The city of Karradash is under attack: the monsters of the Shadow Realms are emerging from the depths.No adventurer is strong enough to defeat the horde alone, but the whole people of Karradash is ready to fight. | Read more »
Battle Golf is the Newest Game from the...
Wrassling was a pretty weird - and equally great - little wressling game. Now the developers, Folmer Kelly and Colin Lane, have turned their attention to a different sport: golfing. This is gonna be weird. [Read more] | Read more »
Qbert Rebooted has the App Store Going...
The weird little orange... whatever... is back, mostly thanks to that movie which shall remain nameless (you know the one). But anyway it's been "rebooted" and now you can play the fancy-looking Qbert Rebooted on iOS devices. [Read more] | Read more »
Giant Monsters Run Amok in The Sandbox...
So The Sandbox has just hit version number 1.99987 (seriously), and it's added a lot more stuff. Just like every other update, really. [Read more] | Read more »
Fish Pond Park (Games)
Fish Pond Park 1.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes) Description: Nurture an idyllic slice of tourist's heaven into the top nature spot of the nation, furnishing it with a variety of services like inns, tours, and more! | Read more »
Look after Baby Buddy on your Apple Watc...
Parigami Gold is the new premium version of the match three puzzler that includes Apple Watch support and all new content. You won't simply be sliding tiles around on your wrist, the Apple Watch companion app is an all new mini-game in itself. You'll have to take care of Baby Buddy, your cute little pet bird that needs feeding and playing with to... | Read more »
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