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Great user experiences (UX) are essential for products, but creating one can be a lengthy and expensive process. "UX for Lean Startups" from O'Reilly is designed to help. With the book you'll learn how to do it faster... Read more »
If you need a rugged, portable, wireless, solar-powered sound system, you need Etón Corp.'s Rugged rukus. It boasts an IPX4-certified splash-proof design. In addition, it can play music while simultaneously keeping your... Read more »
Philips Monitors's US$799 P-Line 27-inch Quad HD Monitor (272P4QPJKEB) is designed for professionals who require a display with image definition and greater content density within the conventional 16:9 screen shape.... Read more »
Autodesk's Autodesk Smoke 2013 Extension 1 is a useful upgrade of its professional video editing software. Among its outstanding new features is improved conform workflow with Apple Final Cut Pro X, which allows for... Read more »
Following Smile’s release of PDFpen 6, "TidBITS Publishing has published "Take Control of PDFpen 6," by Michael E. Cohen. PDFpen 6 offers a wide range of PDF modification features with a Mac mindset, and it is... Read more »
Apple will never offer Blu-ray support for the Mac, so MCE Technologies has filled the need with its internal drive for the iMac and Mac mini that plays Blu-ray movies with the included Mac Blu-ray Player software. The... Read more »
If you want spacious, slim portable hard drives, look no further than WD's My Passport Ultra line. They sport USB 3.0 connectivity in a compact design and four color choices. Available in 500 GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities... Read more »
Jeff Boen snapped together his first LEGO pistol in under two hours. The Texas-based web developer designed it solely from his memories of movies and video games, then decided to improve its design by borrowing a friend... Read more »
Thank you, Kensington. The company has made its line of USB 3.0 Docking Stations and Multi-Display Adapter products compatible with Mac OS X. Now sporting a new DisplayLink driver for the Mac, Kensington’s productivity... Read more »
Sonnet has introduced an upgrade of its xMac mini Server, a Thunderbolt-to-PCI Express (PCIe) expansion system and 1U rackmount enclosure for a Mac mini with a Thunderbolt port. The xMac mini Server accommodates one... Read more »
Powerocks says its US$34.99 Tarot is the world’s thinnest portable power bank. It’s designed to fit in a wallet, pocket, or small purse to provide an emergency charge for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.... Read more »
Newer Technology's miniStack MAX, is now available in DVD/CD only read/write optical drive models for computer users that don’t require the Blu-ray functionality of other miniStack MAX models. As the only four-in-one... Read more »
Today our Kool Tools includes three products/services that all work together: SMS Log for Mac, Call Log for Mac and Fliq for Mac. The SMS Log application for Mac OS X (10.7 and higher) from Mark/Space (http://www.... Read more »
It may be small, but the Arduino is having a huge impact on the maker movement. This microcontroller makes it possible for creative people to turn their ideas for interactive projects into reality -- from simple LED... Read more »
Noise Industries has added Shape Pop from Stupid Raisins to its range of plug-ins offered through FxFactory. Available for Final Cut Pro X, Shape Pop consists of 30 customizable transitions that break up video into... Read more »
As most of us need -- or at least want -- faster Macs, Macware's updated MacTuneUp (now up to version 7.0) can provide speed boosts for our current machines. The software discovers and fixes problems, restores hard... Read more »
Fitbit's Flex is a first-of-its-kind, activity tracking wristband that syncs wirelessly on-the-go via Bluetooth 4.0 to select iOS and Android devices. Like its sister products the Fitbit Zip and Fitbit One, the new... Read more »
If you're a road warrior who packs both a laptop and an iPad, Tenba's Roadie Executive Backpack should suit your traveling needs. It's great for photographers, filmmakers and anyone who hits the road with LOTS of tech... Read more »
Other World Computing's OWC Envoy Pro EX is one of the slickest solid state drive solutions around. Designed for high performance storage and/or backup, it's powerful and portable -- small enough, in fact, to fit into a... Read more »
MaxUpgrades' SSD SATA Module with heat sink for the iMac 2012 models can boost the performance of your all-in-one. SSD SATA Module with heat sink for iMac 2012 Models enables the iMacs to use dual standard 2.5 inch Form... Read more »
Attachment Tamer from Lokiware lets you take control of those pesky email attachments in Apple's Mail app on Mac OS X. It allows you to set up how attachments are displayed and sent. Attachment Tamer can: ° Display (... Read more »
If you're not a fan of the Dropbox file-sharing service, you should be. ANd Joe Kissell's latest ebook, the $10 "Take Control of Dropbox" (http://tid.bl.it/tco-dropbox) can help you get up to speed. Whether you're... Read more »
Lulu Sofware has released its first Mac OS X product: Soda PDF for Mac. It allows you to open, view and print any PDF file. You can also read any PDF file in 3D, read digital comic book files in 3D (.cbr and .cbz), fill... Read more »
If you're like me, you're awaiting the day when you can cut the cable or satellite cord entirely. I haven't quite reached that day yet. However, a product like Winegard's Boost digital TV antenna amplifier brings that... Read more »
Listen up. NuForce has rolled out the NE-650M earphones, the latest addition to the critically acclaimed NE-600 series. They sound great -- especially at the suggested retail price of US$44.95. Each earpiece houses an... Read more »
 
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Kill the Plumber World guide - How to ou...
You already know how to hop around like Mario, but do you know how to defeat him? Those are your marching orders in Kill the Plumber, and it's not always as easy as it looks. Here are some tips to get you started. This is not a seasoned platform player [Read more] | Read more »
Planar Conquest (Games)
Planar Conquest 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $12.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: IMPORTANT: Planar Conquest is compatible only with iPad 3 & newer devices, iPhone 5 & newer. It’s NOT compatible with iPhone 4, iPad 2 and earlier devices. | Read more »
We talk to Cheetah Mobile about its plan...
Piano Tiles 2 is a fast-paced rhythm action high score chaser out now on iOS and Android. You have to tap a series of black tiles that appear on the screen in time to the music, being careful not to accidentally hit anywhere else. Do that and it's game over. [Read more] | Read more »
Ultimate Briefcase guide - How to dodge...
Ultimate Briefcase is a simple but tricky game that’s highly dependent on how fast you can react. We can still offer you a few tips and tricks on how to survive though. Guess what? That’s exactly what we’re going to do now. Take it easy [Read more] | Read more »
SoundPrism Link Edition (Music)
SoundPrism Link Edition 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Music Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: ***Introductory price for a the first few days after launch - if you're reading this, get it while it's fresh out of the oven!*** | Read more »
Pre-register now for hack and slasher An...
Fincon, which won Facebook's Studio to Watch award in 2015, has announced that pre-registration is now open for the massive 3.0 update for its award-winning hack and slasher Angel Stone. Angel Stone is a post-apocalyptic action RPG in which the angels have fallen and you have to join The Resistance and face-off against hordes of demons trying to... | Read more »
Google has named Piano Tiles 2 as its Be...
Google has named Piano Tiles 2, which launched back in August last year, as its Best Game of 2015. If you're yet to play it, now's a good time to do so. It's a sequel to the hugely successful viral hit Piano Tiles (Don't Tap the White Tile) but includes all new gameplay, enhanced visuals, a huge variety of new songs, and improved sound quality. [... | Read more »
Sago Mini Trucks and Diggers (Education...
Sago Mini Trucks and Diggers 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Education Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Drive a dump truck with Rosie the hamster! Pile dirt high and dig deep in the ground with diggers, cranes and bulldozers. Build a home for a new friend! Choose a barn, a castle or even a cupcake-house. Don’t... | Read more »
Day One 2 Journal + Notes (Lifestyle)
Day One 2 Journal + Notes 2.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Lifestyle Price: $4.99, Version: 2.0 (iTunes) Description: **New Release Sale—50% off for a Limited Time!**Capture life as you live it. From once-in-a-lifetime events to everyday moments, Day One's elegant interface makes journaling about your life a simple pleasure. | Read more »
Pull My Tongue (Games)
Pull My Tongue 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Meet Greg. A hungry little chameleon that loves popcorn! Help feed Greg by pulling his tongue through a series of fun puzzles that include, zappers, spikes, chewing gum, balloons and more!Key Features:- 5 worlds with 90 levels-... | Read more »
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