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The Backup Plus FAST hard drive from Seagate is an incredibly useful tool for field photographers, filmmakers and others who need to quickly move large files to backup. The metal top-case of Seagate Backup Plus FAST... Read more »
Akitio’s Thunder Dock makes a great accessory for the all-new Mac Pro, which begin shipping Dec. 19. It's also a useful peripheral for any Thunderbolt-equipped Mac. 
The US$269 Thunderbolt Dock allows users to access... Read more »
Magellan's Echo is a new smartwatch for runners and other athletes that utilizes smartphone fitness apps to their full potential by wirelessly connecting them to the wrist and working with such apps as Strava, MapMyRun... Read more »
Apple and Samsung dominate over 50% of the global portable device market with their products.  Yet this innovation has not been extended to their 1-meter USB cables, which have mostly remained unchanged for years (with... Read more »
Promise's Pegasus2 is a workhorse of a storage solution designed to work with Thunderbolt 2 enabled systems such as the all-new Mac Pro. Thunderbolt 2 delivers 20Gbps of bandwidth, a game changer for content creators,... Read more »
HexaSawyer 1.0 is a cool, new, music making program that runs on 64-bit Macs running OS X 10.8.5 and above. It uses the built-in DLS MIDI synthesizer provided by the Mac OS to generate and play 4-channel audio. You can... Read more »
Linode, which specializes in cloud hosting, has released its customer app, Linode Mobile, which grants clients improved on-the-go access to critical Linode account management features. Linode provides cloud services to... Read more »
SmartDay is a new, integrated calendar, journal, task manager, and project planner for iPhone, iPad, and Macs. It's available for iDevices at the Apple App Store for US$9.99 and for Macs at the Mac App Store for $29.99... Read more »
Anytune, the iOS music practice app that enables musicians to slow down music without changing the pitch, has come to the Mac. It allows musicians to learn to play or transcribe songs by slowing down the tempo,... Read more »
Network Inventory Advisor (http://tinyurl.com/lm9amn9) is a network inventory solution that's been around for Windows systems for some time. Now it's come to the Mac — and it's free for up to 10 Macs that you wish to... Read more »
Dot Hill Systems's new AssuredSAN 4004 storage models, based on the company’s ninth generation RAID architecture, are a great fit for high-end customers with deep pockets. These products offer greater data security,... Read more »
In "Functional Programming Patterns in Scala and Clojure" from Pragmatic Bookshelf, $36 paper, $24 ebook), readers will use Scala and Clojure to solve in-depth problems and see how familiar object-oriented patterns can... Read more »
ProgeCAD 's iCADMac 2014 is the first CAD software for Mac exclusively enabling export from DWG to 3D PDF to obtain an interactive 3D model of a project, displayable and editable simply with Adobe Reader. The software... Read more »
BearExtender's BearExtender Turbo is a high speed 802.11ac USB Wi-Fi adapter for those who don't have the latest Macs. BearExtender Turbo features a maximum throughput speed of 867 Mbps on the 5Ghz 802.11ac band when... Read more »
One precaution parents are taking for children comes in the form of alarm backpacks. Now parents and children can take safety into their own hands, literally. The iSafe US$59.99 backpack works in two ways. Not only... Read more »
Women are often mistaken as the weaker sex. And while they may not be able to arm-wrestle an average-sized man, what women lack in strength they make up for in resources and smarts. Through the use of technology, women... Read more »
Okay, so you've got a new iPad Air and/or iPad mini with Retina display. Do you know how to take full advantage of it? Super-fast processors, streamlined Internet access, and free productivity and entertainment apps... Read more »
Urban Xplorer's Xplorer HalfPack RT ("RT" as in "road trip") is the first in Urban Xplorer’s "affordable luxury" line of travel bags and gear. In fact, it's designed not just as a bag, but as multi-functional,... Read more »
If you like great audio on your Mac, you'll appreciate the Audioengine D3 Premium 24-bit DAC (digital-to-analog converter). It bypasses your computer's headphone jack and sends music directly through USB, making any... Read more »
Interlude's Treehouse is a self-service HTML5 Web app that lets anyone design and publish their own interactive videos. It unlocks Interlude¹s patented interactive video technology for video creators via its flexible... Read more »
The third generation QuickerTek Most Powerful eyeBattery (US$499.95) is 20% smaller and lighter than its predecessor. It comes in a rugged aluminum case styled to blend with Apple equipment. The easy-carry model now... Read more »
WD's new My Cloud EX4 is a four-bay network attached storage (NAS) solution targeted to creative professionals, prosumers, workgroups and just about anyone looking for a reliable way to save, share, back up, stream and... Read more »
Dane-Elec's US$39.99 Media Streamer helps overcome the storage limits of iDevices. The portable device allows the mobile user unlimited access to all of their content via an SD card or USB drive, which can be shared... Read more »
Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve 10, available now for download free of charge for all existing DaVinci Resolve customers, is a solid upgrade of the an on set, editing and color correction solution for Mac OS X, Windows and... Read more »
IK Multimedia's iLoud is a portable stereo speaker designed for studio monitor quality on the go. The iLoud speaker packs some punch thanks to its 40W RMS of power. However, it's clear at all volume levels thanks to an... Read more »
 
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