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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 »
Portable Sound Laboratories (http://www.imaingo.com)'s US$69.99 iMainGo X. is designed to offer "high-end sound quality and amazing light weight portability to customers who use the iPhone, any Apple iPod, the Microsoft... Read more »
Verbatim (http://www.verbatim.com)'s MediaShare Mini -- at US$89.95 -- is an affordable, if quirky, home networking solution. Like the Apple TV, it comes with no storage and no option for internal storage (exernal... Read more »
Epson (http://www.epson.com) says its US$299.99 Artisan 835 All-In-One printing and scanning solution provides the world’s fastest 4 x 6-inch photo print speeds. I won't argue with that as the printer is, indeed, darn... Read more »
By Jason Scrivner Color correction in film and video in any ideal situation should be left to those who have spent years training their eyes to finesse each scene to the perfect combination. Yet, in all reality these... Read more »
This MacNews Category Review looks at part two of recipe software for the Mac. MacGourmet Mariner Software (http://www.marinersoftware.com/) makes MacGourmet, recipe and wine management software for Mac OS X. With... Read more »
So many choices, so little time. At least that's what you may think when using your iPad with the Powisicase (http://www.powisicase.com/). It comes in a variety of styles -- from black handcrafted leather to a brightly... Read more »
As I've mentioned before, my goal of using my iMac as my main computer and an iPad with a keyboard as a secondary system for writing articles, checking email, etc., just never panned out. I simply missed having an Apple... Read more »
If you have 100 bucks to spend on a premium iPad case, Sena Cases has got your number with the Folio (http://www.senacases.com/apple/apple-ipad-cases), a high-end, Napa leather case that dresses up the Apple tablet in... Read more »
By Marcus Geduld After Effects has such a powerful built-in text engine, what more could an animator need? Noise Industries (http://www.noiseindustries.com) has answered that question by taking a close look at existing... Read more »
This MacNews Category Review looks at part one of recipe software for the Mac. A Cook's Books A Cook's Books (http://www.3caam.com/) is a recipe manager and nutritional reference tool. It can be used to add recipes,... Read more »
If the Vario from Zerochroma (http://www.zerochroma.com) isn't the most versatile iPad case/stand around, I'm not sure what is. It provides an angle-setting, rotatable carrying solution for the Apple tablet. You can... Read more »
If you're striving for a paperless office, Fujitsu's (http://us.fujitsu.com/scanners) US$495 ScanSnap S1500M for the Mac is a product you should add to your must-buy list. The scanner transfers paper docs into digital... Read more »
If you use your Apple Wireless Keyboard frequently with your iPad, check out WaterField Designs' US$79 iPad Wallet (http://sfbags.com/products/ipad-cases/wallet-ipad.php), a well designed, compact solution for carrying... Read more »
By Alex Cole So, you’ve just got yourself a nice and shiny iPhone 4. Wondering what useful apps you could install? That’s a good question as there are hundreds of thousands various applications (free and paid-for... Read more »
By Jason Scrivner Most people who know me think of me as a video guy. But some may not be aware that for much of my life, I’ve been a musician -- behind the instruments, not at the control boards and mixers. So when it... Read more »
LaCie (http://www.lacie.com) has introduced its first network-attached storage solution to feature Wi-Fi. Basically, it's the company's version of the Apple Time Capsule. It's not quite as easy to set up as Apple's... Read more »
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 »
 
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Cubic Castles Review
Cubic Castles Review By Rob Thomas on August 20th, 2014 Our Rating: :: CASTLE CRAFTINGiPad Only App - Designed for the iPad Some ridiculously frustrating camera issues aside, Cubic Castles is a pretty neat, voxel-based crafting game that sports serious future potential.   | Read more »
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Hello Cadets: Want to know what we thought about this hectic space combat/roguelike? Check out our Space Colors review! Space Colors is a cool shooter/roguelike from Team Chaos. You travel from planet to planet across a huge galaxy and complete a variety of missions. One day, you may pick up a benign space crate. On another day, you may be asked... | Read more »
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Tap Sports Baseball Review
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Frontier Heroes Review
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Star Realms Review
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One Tap RPG Review
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