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By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum Logo Design Studio Pro (http://www.macwareinc.com/products/LDSPro/overview.html) is a great program for those of us who have very little design skills.  In fact, its name only scratches the... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum They say time is money, and, well, it is. When you bill your time, it is money -- and when you fail to bill properly it’s money down the drain. For others, there may not be a one-to-one... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum While your Mac may not have a secret black box that records every crash, the logs that are typically accessible via the Console app comes darn close to recording anything and everything that... Read more »
By Sean Duggan Topaz Labs (http://www.topazlabs.com) recently released Lens Effects (US$79.99), a plug-in that offers the ability to add a wide variety of lens-type effects to your photos. This includes bokeh effects (... Read more »
I'm not sure how practical it is to use an iPod nano as a watch, but it sure is fun. If you plan to do this, I'd recommend a watch band from LunaTik (http://www.lunatik.com) as they look great, are easy to use, and work... Read more »
iWatchz (http://www.iwatchz.com/collections/vintage-collection)'s US$79.95 Vintage leather iPod nano watch band is gorgeous, but it's a pain to use. You can use the Vintage to turn your iPod into a nano watch. The offer... Read more »
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 »
 
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