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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 »
If you're holding your breath for a touchscreen Mac, you're probably turning a little blue. Okay, take a breath and turn your attention to the Zorro Macsk from LumiaView (www.lumiaview.com). It's an external... Read more »
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 »
 
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Emo Chorus (Music)
Emo Chorus 1.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Music Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes) Description: Realistic Choir simulator ranging from simple Chorus emulation to full ensemble Choir with 128 members.### introductory offer 60% off ### | Read more »
Forest Spirit (Games)
Forest Spirit 1.0.5 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0.5 (iTunes) Description: | Read more »
Ski Safari 2 (Games)
Ski Safari 2 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: The world's most fantastical, fun, family-friendly skiing game is back and better than ever!Play as Sven's sister Evana, share the action in multiplayer mode, perform awesome new tricks on snowboards and skis, and ride on crazy... | Read more »
Lara Croft GO (Games)
Lara Croft GO 1.0.47768 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0.47768 (iTunes) Description: Lara Croft GO is a turn based puzzle-adventure set in a long-forgotten world. Explore the ruins of an ancient civilization, discover well-kept secrets and face deadly challenges as you uncover the myth of the Queen... | Read more »
Whispering Willows (Games)
Whispering Willows 1.23 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.23 (iTunes) Description: **LAUNCH SALE 50% OFF** - Whispering Willows is on sale for 50% off ($4.99) until September 9th. | Read more »
Calvino Noir (Games)
Calvino Noir 1.1 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Games Price: $3.99, Version: 1.1 (iTunes) Description: The film noir stealth game. Calvino Noir is the exploratory, sneaking adventure through the 1930s European criminal underworld. Architecture meets Noir as you become unwillingly entangled in a revolutionist plot. | Read more »
Angel Sword (Games)
Angel Sword 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $6.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Prepare to adventure in the most epic full scale multiplayer 3D RPG for mobile! Experience amazing detailed graphics in full HD. The battle of immortals has begun. Choose your side.FEATURES: | Read more »
infltr - Infinite Filters (Photography)
infltr - Infinite Filters 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Photography Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Say goodbye to the same old boring filters and filter life as you live it - in the moment. With infltr, you add a filter before you capture a picture, not afterwards. | Read more »
You'll be Able to Make Your Own BAD...
Have you been playing BADLAND so much that you've run out content? Well that won't be a problem for much longer because Frogmind is giving us a level editor in an upcoming (and free) update. [Read more] | Read more »
Magic: The Gathering - Puzzle Quest is a...
It looks like we can add Magic: The Gatehring to the list of "stuff that has a Puzzle Quest spin-off." D3 Go! and Wizards of the Coast have officially announced that the popular collectible card game will be getting it's own match-3 puzzler later this year. [Read more] | Read more »
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