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If you're a user of Apple's Xcode, Localizator from Flying Pig ( is a tool that should interest you. An Xcode project's localizations tool, it's targeted to those who need to easily extract their... Read more »
The Satechi Multifunction Mini Router is a nice mobile accessory for professionals on the go. Small enough to fit in any luggage, purse or briefcase, it gives you the convenience of converting a direct Internet... Read more »
Sonnet Technologies recently upgraded its Tempo SSD and Tempo SSD Pro 6Gb/sec SATA PCI Express (PCIe) 2.5-inch SSD cards to support booting in Mac Pro computers (early 2008 and newer) -- making a kool product even... Read more »
If you want to ensure good health for your Mac one useful tool is Stellar Drive Monitor from Stellar Data Recovery ( ). It's a scanning, monitoring and backup utility for the Mac that... Read more »
You want expansion, you got expansion with the US$299.99 Thunderbolt Express Dock that Belkin ( was demoing at the recent Macworld/iWorld expo. And FireWire fans, which Apple has been ignoring on recent... Read more »
By Erik Vlietinck CameraBag 2 is standalone application with a collection of filters and effects for editing images. It’s easy to use, comes with a huge collection of presets, and offers total control over adjustments... Read more »
Stellar Data Recovery's Stellar Drive Monitor is a useful scanning, monitoring and backup utility for the Mac. It runs in the background constantly, scanning and monitoring your hard drive to identify possible problems... Read more »
Introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January and now available at Apple retail stores in the U.S. and Canada, the US$89.95 hipKey is a cool accessory that helps you keep an eye on your valuable. Using... Read more »
By Erik Vlietinck CameraBag 2 is standalone application with a collection of filters and effects for editing images. It’s easy to use, comes with a huge collection of presets, and offers total control over adjustments... Read more »
Photographers and photo enthusiasts should give the US$28 G-Wiz Vault from LPA Design ( a look. Designed for use with the PocketWizard MultiMAX, Plus II or FlexTT5 Transceivers and accessories, this... Read more »
NewerTech's next-generation Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet is a fine tool for eliminating the need for power adapters. It features NEC tamper-resistant receptacles and is available in a new 20 Amp model for residential and... Read more »
When you need to create HTML5 and Flash-based animations and/or interactive content you need MotionComposer from Aquafadas ( It's a user friendly, visual-based authoring and effects tool. The latest... Read more »
The Wormhole Switch from J5Create ( is a good tool for trading files between Macs and PCs, as well as iPads. It requires (on the Mac) OS 10.5 and higher and (on a PC) Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000. The JUC400... Read more »
By Pete Collins About 10 years ago I borrowed (stole) my sister’s Intuos2 tablet and I’ve rarely used a mouse since. I almost can’t work without my tablets. When I heard that Wacom was coming out with the Intuos5, I... Read more »
If you need a solid, Mac oriented word processor, but don't need lots of extraneous bells and whistles, Mellel Lite (, available exclusively on the Mac App Store, is worth a look. It packs many features... Read more »
Need a digital notebook that also allows you to store log-ins and other information securely. Then you need Carnet for Mac OS X from Deliquus. The app users Advanced Encryption Standard with 256-bit keys, which is used... Read more »
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 (, 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 ( 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 »
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Dr. Panda Firefighters (Education)
Dr. Panda Firefighters 1.0.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Education Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0.1 (iTunes) Description: FIGHT FIRES AND SAVE THE DAY!Work together with Dr. Panda and his firefighting team to rescue his trapped friends! Race through the burning building, extinguish the flames and use the right tools to clear the... | Read more »
Puddle + (Games)
Puddle + 1.0 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Puddle is back in a new "+" edition featuring enhanced graphics, new videos and Apple TV support ! No IAP and No Ads. Dive into Puddle, a game unlike any other where you have to guide a puddle of fluid by tilting the environment to the... | Read more »
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