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By Steve Baczewski DxO Optics Pro Elite 6.6 (http://www.dxo.com) is a rich and deep RAW and JPEG image processor/editor. It begins with a unique approach that gives you a big "leg up" on improving the quality of your... Read more »
Looking for a day and night monitoring system for home or small office? D-Link's mydlink-enabled Wireless N Day/Night Network Camera (DCS-932L) has you covered. It comes with everything you need to add a surveillance... Read more »
Apple's kludge for moving iWork docs between the iPad and a Mac pretty much stinks. It's awkward, unintuitive and very Apple-ish. Enter Ecamm's PadSync (http://www.ecamm.com/mac/padsync/), which offers a better... Read more »
By Jessica Maldonado Four different Texture Toolkits are currently offered by Digital Juice (http://www.digitaljuice.com). I reviewed Texture Toolkit 1 “The Essentials” and Texture Toolkit 2 “Different Strokes.” These... Read more »
Apricorn's (http://www.apricorn.com) Aegis Netdock -- Mac Edition is making me rethink some future purchases. It actually has me considering a MacBook Air as my main Mac. As for the Apple US$79 SuperDrive, forget it.... Read more »
MeshWe has announced the Bluefin (http://meshwe.com/products.html), a device that turns your "Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Trackpad" into the ultimate wireless control device for you Mac." It connects the two Apple... Read more »
With iMovie and QuickTime on all our Macs, plus lots of video download sites and options, most of us have a plethora of videos on our Macs. A cornucopia. A veritable buffet, if you will. Browsing through them to find... Read more »
By Aaron Westgate X-Rite’s (http://www.xritephone.com) new version of the US$169 ColorMunki Display not only calibrates your display, but it will also calibrate projectors, measure ambient light, and correct for display... Read more »
SoftIntegration's (http://www.softintegration.com/) is being revved to version 7.0, a major release with features designed to make the a C/C++ interpreter appealing for learning computing and math for students in... Read more »
OWC's Power2U (http://www.newertech.com/products/power2u.php) is an US$29.99 gadget that lets you power iOS or other USB equipped mobile devices without a bulky adapter. The advantage: it eliminates clutter created by... Read more »
By Daniel East How is it possible to take a compact digital camera that for most people is already perfect and improve upon its stellar features? It seemed as if this line had reached its pinnacle with the CX4 (http://... Read more »
NeatDesk (http://www.neat.com/products/neatdesk) is an US$399.95 desktop scanner and digital filing system solution that lets you eliminate paper clutter by turning stacks of paper into organized digital files.  The... Read more »
id America's (http://www.idamericany.com/) Cushi Stripe for the iPad 2 offers extra grip and extra protection for the Apple tablet. These things it does admirably, though its pin-striped look is a just a bit funky for... Read more »
By Steve Baczewski A big difference between the digital and traditional darkroom is the wider variety of paper surfaces available for the digital darkroom and the probability you’ll find a paper that best matches your... Read more »
Let's face it: your OS X and iOS devices get dirty and grimy. You need to clean them regularly. One of the best products for doing this is Antec's (http://www.antec.com) Advance Cleaning Solutions line. The line... Read more »
The iPhone Hint (http://www.sfbags.com/products/iphone-cases/hint-iphone.php) is cute, inexpensive (US$25) and useful for many folks I'm sure. I'm just not one of them. If you head out and all you need is your Apple... Read more »
By Steve Baczewski The US$849.99 Epson Stylus Photo R3000 printer (http://www.epson.com) is for professional photographers and fine artists in a low-volume production setting who demand exhibition-quality color and... Read more »
By David Foster The US$39.99 Opena Case (http://www.Openacase.com) is the world's first iPhone 4/4S case and bottle opener in one. It has a hard shell made of polycarbonate. It is very strong and slick to the touch. The... Read more »
Along the journey of my early gaming life, I owned an Atari 2600, an Atari 5600 and the "we-barely-knew-you" Atari 7800. I miss those game systems, but I can get a retro gaming hit with the US$59.99 Atari Arcade from... Read more »
Uniea makes approximately eight zillion iPhone cases. The best may be the U-Suite Premium -- Executive Director (http://macte.ch/6Woit), an US$34.95 case I'm using with my iPhone 4S. I favor the U-Suite Premium because... Read more »
Tom Bihn's Cadet (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/700/TB0740) is small, but you can pack a lot of "stuff" into it. How much stuff? How about an 11-inch MacBook Air, an iPad 2, iPhone 4S, power cords for both, a... Read more »
If you have multiple Macs -- as many of us do -- you should certainly look into ChronoSync. The US$40 utility offers a way to synchronize or backup files and folders. You can synchronize between folders on your Mac,... Read more »
Chronos' iClipboard 4 is another of the "must-have" utilities in my Mac software arsenal, offering a function that Apple should have built into Mac OS X a long time ago: the ability to cut, paste and manage multiple... 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 US$329 Pixel Gear Pro Pack... Read more »
Every time you open a file on your hard drive, you Mac uses some memory. That makes things operate quickly, but, over time, residual files (think junk) can just lounge around in the RAM, making your Mac a bit sluggish... Read more »
 
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