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For folks with a particular TV viewing need (more on that in a bit), Elgato's (http://www.elgato.com) HDHomeRun, a dual-tuner device that's compatible with Macs and PCs, hits a home run. With it, you can view a show on... Read more »
Let's be honest: the speakers that come with Apple laptops are tinny. Of course, so are the speakers in most laptops from any company. If you want to upgrade your audio a bit with some portable speakers, Palo Alto Audio... Read more »
By Laurie Excell With the introduction of the US$1,199.95 Nikon D7000, a new level of camera comes to the Nikon line. The D7000 fits between the D90 and the D300s in product lineup and features. Nikon (http://www.... Read more »
Here are the latest iPhone/iPod touch/iPod/iPad apps. You can find 'em at the Apple App Store (http://www.itunes.com/appstore/). Googly has announced Merlin's Magic Room HD 1.0, a new children's entertainment app for... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum Although the iPad has excellent sound, it will never fool you into thinking it’s a true stereo system. However, wiith the PadDock 10 (http://macte.ch/WUiBl) you get a rich full sound you’d... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum When you are looking for true charging power on the road, few external batteries can beat the RichardSolo 9000 Mobile Charger (http://www.richardsolo.com). The US$19.95 9000 mAh battery will... Read more »
By Daniel M. East For all of the plug-ins that designers and photographers maintain, many of the third-party products begin with a feature built into Photoshop and take it to a higher level. Such is the case with Knoll... Read more »
Missing or lost the only copy of pictures and need to get them back? Then you need Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery (http://www.stellarphotorecoverysoftware.com). The most common data recovery tasks performed worldwide... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum While I’m a huge fan of extreme case protection for the iPhone 4 (my current favorite is the Griffin Survivor), one of the problems is that this extra protection frequently prevents my iPhone... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum If you’ve ever tried to sleep while listening to music on your iPod, you may have realized it was an exercise in futility. The earbud style connectors too often fall out and headphones with a... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum The Doxie sheet-fed “cloud-based” portable scanner (http://www.getdoxie.com) is useful, but has some noticeable flaws that may make you think twice before buying it.   Reminiscent of the... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum The Kensington PowerLift Back-up Battery (http://us.kensington.com/html/17866.html) is an exciting, convenient and portable way to charge your iPhone at a desk or on the road. Its unique stand... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum When you want true power, power to dominate your iDevices, look no further than the Miccus ChargeBlock for iPad (http://www.miccus.com/products/chargeblock-for-ipad).   Not only will it charge... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum Mophie’s Juice Pack (http://www.mophie.com/product-p/1135_jpu-reserve.htm)reserve gives you a few extra ounces of courage, or, in this case battery, to top off your day, but lacks the power... Read more »
By David Creamer Considering Acrobat 9 has been out for almost two and a half years (a long time -- software years are like dog years), Acrobat X is surprisingly short of new features. Granted, Acrobat X (read ten) is a... Read more »
SkySafari 3 is a major version upgrade to Southern Stars' (http://www.southernstars.com) iOS astronomy apps. SkySafari is a "planetarium that fits in your pocket." It puts thousands of stars and planets at your... Read more »
Gasket from id America (http://www.id-case.com) is a funky looking, brushed aluminum case for the iPhone 4. But it's funky looking in a manly sort of way. Gasket -- inspired by the shape of a head gasket on an engine... Read more »
Sanho Corp.'s HyperShield (http://www.hypershield.com) Back Cover for the iPad 2 makes a great companion for the iPad 2 and the popular Smart Cover -- if you're not looking for a hard protection option for the backside... Read more »
By Mike Mackenzie Car shows are notoriously terrible places to take decent photos. They’re almost always held during the middle of the day when the light is harsh, but the worst part is it’s nearly impossible to... Read more »
Cinematize 3 Pro -- there's also a non-Pro version, but more on that later -- lets you extract audio and video clips off of any unencrypted DVD and save them in formats compatible with applications such as iMovie,... Read more »
Would you like a little "jam" with your iOS device? If so, iConnectivity's iConnectMIDI (http://www.iconnectmidi.com/) lets you connect your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch to digital musical instruments. It supports Mac OS... Read more »
Sena's Collega for the iPad 2 case (http://www.senacases.com/apple/ipad-2-cases/collega-cases/) isn't cheap at US$150, but it defines the word luxurious. I feel as if I should wear a top hat and tails when I use it. But... Read more »
By Jay Nelson I’ve used Pantone’s swatch books for more than 25 years, and I’m more excited about the new Pantone Plus Series (http://www.pantone.com) than any previous update to the Pantone Matching System. In... Read more »
With David Pogue as co-author (along with the talented Lesa Snider), "iPhoto '11: The Missing Manual" (http://macte.ch/v8Q3G) has a lively, tongue-in-cheek approach that keeps things lively. But it's also packed with... Read more »
Building on the success of its iA5, 2010’s inaugural app-enhanced alarm clock speaker system, iHome's (http://www.ihomeaudio.com) iA63 is a slick, US$99 device that includes an FM Radio (with six presets) and a... Read more »
 
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