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This MacNews Category Review looks at web server software for Mac OS X. Abyss Web Server X1 Abyss Web Server X1 (http://www.aprelium.com/) is a personal web server with a remote management interface. Apache Apache (... Read more »
By "Doctor Dave" Greenbaum You just decided to upgrade your Macbook hard drive to take advantage of the incredible storage space out there now or maybe you are adventuresome and switched to a Solid State Drive. What... Read more »
I find the iPad a good, complementary "mate" to my Mac. And ImTOO has introduced the US$59.95 iPad Mate (http://www.ImTOO.com/ipad-mate.html), which is a good, complementary mate to the iPad. It can convert any video or... Read more »
If you really love your iPad you can get it its own easy chair. Or at least the US$34.95 iPad Recliner from LapWorks (http://www.laptopdesk.net). Okay, so the stand isn't meant for the luxury of the tablet device. It's... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum The iPad is a magical and revolutionary device but the choice of how to protect it can be downright mystifying. Do you go for a portfolio or a sleeve? Should it be a soft case or hard case? My... Read more »
By Steve Baczewski Pixelmator (USS$59) from the Pixelmator Team (http://www.pixelmator.com) has a practical feature set for creating, editing, and enhancing images. Originally released in 2007, version 1.5 for Mac is... Read more »
I've reviewed so many iPad cases and sleeves that they've all started blurring together. Until I received the US$19.99 Kensington Sling Bag for iPad (http://us.kensington.com/html/17711.htm), the first such bag I've... Read more »
The US$24.95 PowerBolt Micro Car Charger for iPad (http://us.kensington.com/html/17712.htm) from Kensington lets you charge your iPad, iPhone or iPod while on the go. It does the job well without taking up too much... Read more »
Add the new EyeTV HD from Elgato (http://www.elgato.com) to my list of must-have accessories to turn my 27-inch iMac into a true multimedia viewing/creation system. It joins the Kanex HD (which lets me watch Blu-ray... Read more »
With the advent of the iPhone, and now the ubiquitous iPad, I can get a lot more work done because I'm no longer chained to my desktop. However, I need my files to be synchronized no matter what device I'm using to keep... Read more »
MacNews and MacTech Editors spent a good amount of time this afternoon with the new iPhone. We wanted to share our initial impressions. First, it's fast. Apple didn't have anything specific on how fast the new A4... Read more »
By Brad Moore The Eye-Fi Pro from Eye-Fi Inc. (http://www.eyefi.fi) is the latest, most feature-rich wireless SDHC card in the Eye-Fi lineup -- and it should be given that it costs quite a bit more than your typical 4-... Read more »
This MacNews Category Review looks at firefighting software for Mac OS X. Unfortunately, we only found one. Records Managemenr Record Management System (http://www.huntcomputerdesign.com/proser.html) is records... Read more »
It's not particularly easy getting DVD content onto an iPad, though there are several ways of doing so. And this is something most iPad users will want to do since the Apple tablet is a sweet (if not HD) device for... Read more »
This MacNews Category Review looks at interior design software for Mac OS X. Products covered include StyleDraper, Vectorworks Designer and SketchUp. StyleDraper StyleDraper (http://macosg.me/2/9d) is a Photoshop plug-... Read more »
For Mac owners considering an upgrade to an SSD [Solid State Drive], the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSD is a great choice, thanks to its GC abilities. Some day almost all computer drives will be SSDs, but that scenario... Read more »
At my age, I'm not worried too much about what folks think about me. So I'll use the Doxie scanner with its girl-y look if I want to, darn it, because it works. The Doxie (http://www.getdoxie.com) is a paper scanner... Read more »
I love Harman Kardon products. I've reviewed (and bought) plenty of 'em over the years. However, the GLA-55 high end" system ("http://www.harmankardon.com/EN-US/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?PID=GLA-55) is too... Read more »
By Steve Baczeewski The 22-inch FlexScan S2242W LCD from Eizo (http://www.eizo.com) features a high native resolution of 1920×1200 usually found on larger sized monitors. This allows you to see approximately the same... Read more »
This MacNews Category Review looks at interior design software for Mac OS X. Products covered include StyleDraper, Vectorworks Designer and SketchUp. StyleDraper StyleDraper (http://macosg.me/2/9d) is a Photoshop plug-... Read more »
So, you’ve got a shiny new iPad. And you want to protect it. But you didn’t want to spring for the US$40 Apple case. Especially since it seems like everybody and their brother is making some sort of case for the iPad.... Read more »
The DroboPro (big brother to the popular Drobo storage system) has eight drive bays that can hold 3.5-inch SATA drives. Currently, 2TB is the limit of a single drive (although 3TB is right around the corner), so a... Read more »
I'm a major fan of Blu-ray discs, and one of my favorite possessions is my 27-inch iMac. Apparently if it's up to Steve Jobs, never the twain shall meet. Which is why the Kanex XD from Kanex (http://www.kanexlive.com)... Read more »
This MacNews Category Review looks at veterinary software for Mac OS X. Products covered include ANIMAL-office, Chincilla, CHS Vet, DV Max, MacRepertory, VetFM and VetScope. ANIMAL-office ANIMAL-office (http://www.... Read more »
iPad cases continue to pour in like the flood waters recently did in Nashville (where I live, by the way). Here's a look at the latest batch. Acme Made (http://www.acmemade.com) has released two new iPad cases: the... Read more »
 
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FlyCraft Herbie: Crazy Machines Review
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MTN Review
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Bio Inc. Review
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HELMUT Review
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Walkr Review
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Zombie Commando Review
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Swords & Poker Adventures Review
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Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy: Drop...
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A Life Worth Dying For Review
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