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The iPad is crimping sales of netbooks, even though it doesn't have a keyboard. However, Kensington (http://www.kensington.com) has introduced the KeyFolio, a wireless Bluetooth Keyboard and case for the Apple tablet... Read more »
By Daniel M. East It’s always interesting to review a new “gold master” update to software that’s truly come a long way since version 1, and with Squeeze 6 (US$799) from Sorenson Media (http://www.sorensonmedia.com),... Read more »
This MacNews Category Review looks at GED software for the Mac. Products covered are Math Media, MCH Interactive: GED and Test Pilot. General Educational Development (or GED) tests are a battery of five tests which,... Read more »
Dexim (http://www.dexim.net) recently announced the availability of its line of fashionable cases and reflective screen protectors for the iPad. The new line offers a range of colorful designs, surface types and a... Read more »
The iPad accessories continue to pour in. Today we'll offer three "mini reviews" of some cases. Apple's US$40 iPad Case is actually more of a cover than a case. But it has the advantage of offering built-in stand... Read more »
Harman's JBL On Stage Micro IV (http://www.jbl.com) is described as a "portable loudspeaker dock" that will "will flood virtually any room or outdoor space with realistic JBL sound." (I'm not sure how realistic JBL... Read more »
Office 2011 Benchmarks By Neil Ticktin, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher How well does Office for Mac 2011 run compared to Office 2008 and 2004? The Big Question If you are a Microsoft Office user on the Mac, there's likely a... Read more »
If you want some impressive sound from bookshelf speakers, team up Audioengine's (http://www.audioengineusa.com/) N22 Premium Desktop Audio Amplifier with their Audioengine P4 passives (AP4s). The N22 is a compact... Read more »
By Jay Nelson The US$49 Digimarc for Images 4 plug-in (http://www.digimarc.com) for Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements (Windows only) embeds your own unique copyright information invisibly, then their Web crawling... Read more »
By Jay Nelson The US$49 Digimarc for Images 4 plug-in (http://www.digimarc.com) for Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements (Windows only) embeds your own unique copyright information invisibly, then their Web crawling... Read more »
This MacNews Category Review looks at Mac software for birding and bird watching. Products covered are Big Lister, BirdItaly, Wings and Thayer Birding. Big Lister Big Lister (http://www.biglister.com/) is a birding... Read more »
Dexim's Elegant Collection for the iPad (http://www.dexim.net) is a classy case for the Apple tablet. It comes with a soft inner lining, cleaning cloth and screen protector. It has a hinged front that can be folded back... Read more »
Softpress Systems's Freeway 5.5 (http://www.softpress.com), a new version of its web design products, Freeway Express and Pro, has brought new functionality to the design solutions for those who don't want to master... Read more »
The Mezzi White M-Zero case (http://www.mezzi.com/13-Inch-Laptop-Cases/MEZZI-M-ZERO-Molded-Aluminum-L...) fits any Mac laptop up to 15-inches, but it should be of special interest to owners of the MacBook as its glossy... Read more »
Intuit's (http://www.intuit.com) QuickBooks 2011 for the Mac is a solid update that -- at long last -- adds multiuser support. QuickBooks 2011 for Mac also features new reports and tools to help users track job-related... Read more »
By Marcus Geduld Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And the beholder is my client who expects me to iron out every wrinkle and erase every blemish. Until I stumbled on Beauty Box from Digital Anarchy (http://www.... Read more »
This MacNews Category Review looks at Mac software for plumbers. Products covered are Construction Book and Perfect Plumbing. Construction Book Construction Book (http://www.constructionbook.com/) carries a variety of... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum The Otterbox Defender (http://www.otterbox.com) series of iPhone cases has gotten a just reputation over the past couple years as the Cadillac (or should that be M1-A1 tank?) of iPhone... Read more »
Want to do web development but don't know a lot about HTML or CSS? Well, if you're pretty handy with Photoshop, SiteGrinder from Media Lab (http://www.medialab.com) may be your cup of tea. SiteGrinder works like a combo... Read more »
By Daniel M. East After the impressive CX1 model last year, I was optimistic about the new, US$329 Ricoh CX2 (http://www.ricoh.com). It offers the same body type and long-life battery, but with a few updates as well.... Read more »
This MacNews Category Review looks at farming/ag software for the Mac. Products covered Alpaca Herd Works, Agri4d, Power Agronomy and Decision Aid System. Alpaca Herd Works Alpaca Herd Worsk (http://www.alpacaherdworks.... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum iPhone cases seem to come in two different varieties: fashionable lightweights that look nice but provide poor protection and larger cases that add protection along with bulk. Personally, I... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum In the early days of Macintosh computing, the displays were black and white, the systems booted off a floppy, and the keyboards were noisy. That familiar "clickety-clack" of someone typing was... Read more »
Okay, I'm not sure how much practical sense it makes to use your the next gen iPod nano as a watch -- but it's pretty cool, in a geek dreamy sort of way. And you can do just that with the US$19.99 Rock Band from... Read more »
By Bruce Bicknell I’ve been reviewing and using Poser for many years now and have to say that Poser 8 is one of the most significant upgrades to date. The folks at Smith Micro (http://www.smithmicro.com) really raised... Read more »
 
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