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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 ( 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 »
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 ( has released one of those: their... Read more »
Adobe ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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" ( 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 (a limited version can... Read more »
By David Creamer Most printers are familiar with FlightCheck from Markzware (, 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 ( 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 ( 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 »
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Sago Mini Babies (Education)
Sago Mini Babies 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Education Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Introducing the Sago Mini babies. Boys and girls love caring for these adorable characters. Feed Robin her favorite mush, play dress-up with Jinja, change Harvey’s stinky diaper, then take a dance break with Jack. With... | Read more »
PAUSE - Relaxation at your fingertip (H...
PAUSE - Relaxation at your fingertip 1.1 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Healthcare & Fitness Price: $1.99, Version: 1.1 (iTunes) Description: | Read more »
Super Sharp (Games)
Super Sharp 1.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.1 (iTunes) Description: Your finger has never been so sharp! Cut with skill to complete the 120 ingenious physics levels of Super Sharp and become a cut master!What's NewiOS 9 performance improvement Super Sharp | Read more »
Assembly - Graphic design for everyone...
Assembly - Graphic design for everyone 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Photography Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Assembly is the easiest most powerful design tool on the App Store. Create anything you can imagine like beautiful logos, characters, icons and illustrative scenes immediately. Professional level... | Read more »
Dub Dash (Games)
Dub Dash 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: ARE YOU READY FOR THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE?UNIQUE SYMBIOSIS OF MUSIC AND GRAPHICS | Read more »
Leave Me Alone (Games)
Leave Me Alone 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: 33% off launch sale!!!Somewhere between the 1980s and 1990s there exists a world that never was. A world of skatepunks, mutants, and madtastic ruffians who roam the streets causing terror and havoc wherever they go. A world... | Read more »
YAMGUN (Games)
YAMGUN 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: The invasion has begun!Protect the walls of the citadel against waves of enemies! But watch out, you will soon run out of ammo... Thankfully, you are able to recycle destroyed enemies into brand new ammunition!Eradicate the invaders... | Read more »
Chesh (Games)
Chesh 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: It’s like chess, only not at all.***40% off for a limited time to celebrate our launch!***Chesh is a game of skill, strategy, luck, and – above all else – randomness.“[Chesh] is surrendering your expertise, flying blind in a familiar... | Read more »
Dust: An Elysian Tail (Games)
Dust: An Elysian Tail 1.051 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $5.99, Version: 1.051 (iTunes) Description: *Dust: An Elysian Tail is a visually rich experience and thus requires devices with 1GB RAM**Please note that English is the only officially supported language at this time*The award-winning, multi-million selling... | Read more »
Royal Bounty HD (Games)
Royal Bounty HD 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: New World Computing Approved"Hi Guys! looks good so far! keep up the good work. I worked on HoMM 3 and 4 creating all of the skill and spell icons and HoMM interface graphics and would be interested in possibly helping out... | Read more »
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