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By Kevin Ames Veteran Canon EOS-1D and 1Ds shooters will feel right at home with the new, US$4,999 Canon EOS-1D Mark IV camera (http://www.usa.canon.com), built on a dust- and weather-resistant magnesium alloy body.... Read more »
By Greg Mills As a Faux Artist and webmaster I enjoy the graphic tricks a Mac allows me to do. Sometimes converting a digital picture into something reminiscent of a drawing or painting serves my creative efforts.... Read more »
By Jessica Maldonado When the Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch (http://www.wacom/com/americas) arrived for review, I tore into the beautifully designed packaging, eager to give it a test drive on my laptop. I quickly found... Read more »
The DualHead2Go DP Edition is one of the newer external multi-display upgrades from Matrox (http://www.matrox.com) that allows Mac users to add two displays to their Mac systems via the MiniDisplay Port connector. This... Read more »
Seagate (http://www.seagate.com) has introduced a new collection of GoFlex for Mac external drives designed to make it easy for those who use Mac OS X (10.5.8 or higher) and Time Machine to backup, shuttle, or share... Read more »
The Powis iCase (http://www.powisicase.com/) for the iPad was good in its first incarnation And it's gotten even better with a new version that offers a thicker board that makes 'em even more sturdy and secure. It also... Read more »
If you want serious storage that's portable, Seagate's 1.5TB FreeAgent GoFlex Desk (http://www.seagate.com) is a good deal at US$249.99. You can store up to 120 HD movies, 1,500 video games, thousands of photos or hours... Read more »
By Jason Scrivner Regarding Red Giant Software’s Trapcode Particular 2.0 (http://www.redgiantsoftware.com), I could basically end the review with an emphasis on the “2” (meaning 2 is better than 1) but I’d really get in... Read more »
Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac (http://www.aunsoft.com/video-converter-mac/) is a US$35 Mac video converting tool you can use to convert just about any type of video for use on a variety of Apple devices. What's more,... Read more »
Okay, it's not the most practical sleeve in the world, but the MacVelope from Grantwood Technology (http://www.grantwoodtechnology.com) sure is probably the coolest. Inspired by the debut of the original MacBook Air --... Read more »
By "Doctor Dave" Greenbaum Yojimbo, according to my Japanese friends often translates to "bodyguard" and that's a good name for a program that keeps and protects the little bits of information that come across our... Read more »
By "Doctor Dave" Greenbaum Drive Genius 3 is ProSoft Engineering's (http://www.prosofteng.com) latest version of its drive manipulation and maintenance application. If you can do it to a hard drive, Drive Genius... Read more »
By Chris Main US$229.95 The Python blur by booq (http://www.booqbags.com) is a photo backpack designed to carry all of your digital camera gear plus up to a 17″ laptop with accessories. Booq is known for the quality... Read more »
Like Photoshop Elements 9 (see my review at http://macte.ch/vr4xl), Premiere Elements 9 from Adobe (http://www.adobe.com)-- which offers some serious competition for Apple's Final Cut Express -- is easy to learn. It... Read more »
Virtualization Benchmarks By Neil Ticktin, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher Head-to-Head: How do VMware Fusion 3.1 and Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac compare? Why Virtualization? In 2005, Apple announced the switch of the Mac... Read more »
M3me (http://www.m3me.com ) has released Remote Conductor 1.0 for iPad, a productivity app for wirelessly controlling a Mac. It turns the Apple table into a sort of hybrid of Apple's Magic Trackpad, Mac OS X Lion-ish... Read more »
Mobee Magic Charger (http://macte.ch/J7xg8) is a new US$49 wireless charger for the Apple Magic Mouse. If you're tired of replacing rechargeable batteries (and you do use rechargeables, don't you?) and don't mind an... Read more »
By David Creamer When working in Illustrator, have you ever thought that it would be nice to have Photoshop-type color adjustments? How about adding a few Acrobat prepress features? Well then, Phantasm CS (http://www.... Read more »
As 2010 comes to a close, I thought I'd offer some thoughts on my favorite Apple products of the year. And the ones that didn't "do it" for me. Among my favorites: ° The iPad, of course. It hasn't replaced my laptop,... Read more »
MacTVision Technologies recently rolled out MacTVision HD for Mac OS X, an update to their app that allows users to watch over 2,600 free, popular TV, news, sports, and specialty channels on their Mac, instantly, on... Read more »
By Marcus Geduld When I need particles, I reach for Partigen 2. Though it only works inside Flash, I export its animations for After Effects and Premiere Pro projects. Why am I gaga over Partigen? Because it gives me... Read more »
MicroVision's (http://www.microvision.com) SHOWWX+, the second generation of its laser pico Projector, is a cool device. But at US$449, it will only appeal to a certain niche of folks since it's too expensive to be a... Read more »
By Steve Baczewski Canon’s (http://www.usa.canon.com) G-series PowerShot cameras consist of high-end point-and-shoots. They’re often used by professional photographers as a second camera because they produce quality... Read more »
By the MacTech Magazine Editorial Staff It’s that time of year where people think about toys they want, and how they want to spend their money for the next year. Whether it’s a new budget with the new year, or just... Read more »
NOTE: The full article is now available here. Preview: Parallels Desktop for Mac vs. VMware Fusion How does VMware Fusion 3.1 and Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac compare? PREVIEW For the past several weeks, MacTech has been... Read more »
 
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