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GEAR4's US$349.99 SoundOrb Aurora docking station (http://www.GEAR4.com) is a cool looking and decent sounding speaker system. But is it worth the manufacturer's suggested retail price of US$349.99? The company claims... Read more »
By Frank Petrie There is conservatively five trillion iPad cases and sleeves on the market. OK, OK. Maybe more. And they're all pretty much the same, just different, colors, and fabrics. But this case was developed by... Read more »
By David Creamer As the Creative Suite versions of the Adobe (http://www.adobe.com) software mature, the list of new features for each program grows smaller, but the new features seem to be getting better. This release... Read more »
This MacNews Category Review looks at driver's ed products for the Mac. Products covered include GPS Academy, Online Drivers Ed and Virtual Drive of America. GPS Academy GPS Academy (http://www8.garmin.com/gpsacademy... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum While many people can do occasional typing on the iPad or iPhone via the virtual keyboard, serious keyboarding simply isn't possible without a true external keyboard. While Apple offers two... Read more »
For the most part you probably won't need to use a stylus with your iPad. However, if you're sketching, drawing or using a handwriting-recognition app like WritePad (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/writepad/id293033512?... Read more »
This MacNews Category Review is a look at server security software for the Mac. Products covered include DoorStop X Firewall, eSoft InstaGate, JaSFtp, the Keneisys Virtual Strongbox Manager, MacForensics Lab,... Read more »
Let's not mince words. 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... Read more »
I live in Nashville, TN, and the stereotype of guys here is that we're burly dudes with cowboy hats and boots who drive pick-ups with gun racks. I'm 165 pounds, go hatless and prefer tennis shoes to boots. I also drive... Read more »
By Geoff Blake Are you ready for Dreamweaver CS5 (http://www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver/)? I hope so because the latest release of Adobe’s flagship web design titan packs a punch and is sure to increase your layout... Read more »
It's so much more fun reviewing iPad cases than those for the iPhone or iPad because the very nature of the iPad offers designers a chance to be a bit more innovative with accessories for the tablet. Let's face it:... Read more »
This MacNews Category Review is the third and final part of our multi-part look at retail management software for the Mac. Products covered include Quick Business, Quick Pallet Maker, Rental, ResellerPower, SafariGuide... Read more »
Second Gear Software's Elements 1.0 (http://www.secondgearsoftware.com/elements/) is a great idevice app for writers, especially considering the kludgey workaround you need to sync iWork docs between an iPad and a Mac... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum The name Otterbox (http://www.otterbox.com) is synonymous with quality protection for your portable devices, so having a line of cases for the iPad is a welcome addition to their family.... Read more »
Kraken cases from Trident Cases (http://www.tridentcases.com) are named after the legendary sea monster that was big and strong (and which swallowed Jack Sparrow -- but that's irrelevant). It's an apt name as they'll... Read more »
By Jay Nelson InDesign CS5 from Adobe (http://www.adobe.com) represents a major step forward in usability and adds substantial new features for creating and exporting interactive documents and eBooks. If you’re a... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum I've only been in a tank once. It was some museum in my childhood and I can't remember where, but it was impressive. When you were inside you couldn't hear anything from the outside world.  ... Read more »
This MacNews Category Review is the second of our multi-part look at retail management software for the Mac. Products covered include Gesta Complet, Grocery Website Modules, Gym Organizer, HansaWorld Enterprise,... Read more »
By Frank Petrie So, you've purchased an iPad and you're fairly smug about. And rightfully so, cause you're on the bleeding edge of technology, it's a magnet for meeting people of the opposite sex, and other computer... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum I'm about the worst person at taking care of my car. I'm like the computer owner who never backs up, doesn't run antivirus software, and always unplugs the computer instead of doing a proper... Read more »
By Cyndy Cashman Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5 (http://www.adobe.com) is an US399 Flash development tool for creating interactive applications. Geared toward designers, Flash Catalyst allows designers to turn static... Read more »
This MacNews Category Review is the first of our multi-part look at retail management software for the Mac. Products covered include 3in1 FileMaker Pro Template: Retail Planning Catalog, 7Office Sales Cycle Management,... Read more »
LapWorks' new US$64.95 iPad Space Dock (http://www.lapworks.com) could easily become my favorite iPad stand. It's flexible, durable and portable -- the three things I look for in a stand for my Apple tablet. Of course,... Read more »
By Frank Petrie As the pace of technology's development continues to gain speed, so seems does our daily lives. Plus the more technology you use, the more energy you consume. So, up goes your carbon footprint. Ideally,... Read more »
By Cyndy Cashman The new features in Flash Professional CS5 (US$699; $199 for upgrades) from Adobe (http://www.adobe.com) should bring smiles to the faces of both designers and developers. Two big improvements in the... Read more »
 
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A Few Days Left (Games)
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Toca Boo (Education)
Toca Boo 1.0.2 Device: iOS Universal Category: Education Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0.2 (iTunes) Description: BOO! Did I scare you!? My name is Bonnie and my family loves to spook! Do you want to scare them back? Follow me and I'll show you how!SCARE | Read more »
Intuon (Games)
Intuon 1.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $.99, Version: 1.1 (iTunes) Description: Join the battle with your intuition in a new hardcore game Intuon! How well do you trust your intuition? Can you find a needle in a haystack? Can you reveal the truth among the lies? Intuition is your weapon!* Challenge!* Guess!* Win... | Read more »
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