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olloclip (http://www.olloclip.com)'s US$69.99 olloclip 4-IN-1 Photo Lens for the iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display features four lenses (fisheye, wide-angle and two macros – 10x and 15x) in one small... Read more »
Kensington (http://www.kensington.com) has introduced a new family of "ultra-thin" keyboard cases for the iPad Air. The new products are highlighted by the US$99.99 KeyFolio Thin X3 (pictured) for iPad Air which... Read more »
Many books cover functional testing techniques, but relatively few also cover technical testing. "The Software Test Engineer’s Handbook, 2nd Edition" (US$49.95, 560 pages) from O'Reilly fills that gap.   Authors Graham... Read more »
D-Link's US$39.99 Wi-Fi Motion Sensor (http://tinyurl.com/pnnltfa), the company’s latest addition to its line of Connected Home products, and its free mydlink Home mobile app, can make your home smarter and safer. The... Read more »
LEGO is enjoying a renaissance thanks in part to "The LEGO Movie." However, LEGO artists like Nathan Sawaya and Mike Doyle have been creating museum-quality artwork with these plastic bricks for over a decade. Now they'... Read more »
Ergonis Software's (http://www.ergonis.com) Typinator 6, the latest version of its tool for auto-typing text and auto-correcting typos systemwide across all Mac OS X applications, sports over 50 new features and... Read more »
Parallels's Parallels Access app (www.parallels.com/access), which provides remote access to Macs and PCs, is now available on the iPhone as well as the iPad, and, if you're really interested, Android devices. 
The... Read more »
QuickerTek's US$149 QCard 2 brings 802.11ac wireless to the MacBook Air and Pro. 802.11ac wireless is fast — with as much as twice the speed of the previous 802.11n wireless of the built-in MacBook wireless card. The... Read more »
"The LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Discovery Book" (336 pages, US$34.95) from No Starch Press (http://www.nostarch.com) is the company's latest book to delve into the robotics system Author Laurens Valk brings his robotics... Read more »
SmileOnMyMac (www.smileonmymac.com) has updated PDFPen, its PDF editing and form-filling tool for Mac OS X, to version 6.1.3. If you haven't used the software, PDFPen -- or its Pro sibling -- is certainly worth a look.... Read more »
Flipbuilder's Flip PDF Professional for Mac (http://www.flipbuilder.com/) makes it easy to create page flip catalogs from PDFs. You can create catalogs, brochures and other marketing collaterals from PDF files. Flip... Read more »
Seagate's newest generation of its wireless storage category, the Seagate Wireless Plus, now consists of a family of capacities at 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB. They're compatible with iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows 8/RT... Read more »
"Learn to Program with Minecraft Plug-ins" (http://tinyurl.com/nnwctde) is a new book from Pragmatic Bookshelf that teachers you how to write your own Minecraft plug-ins and watch your code come to life with flaming... Read more »
Sonnet Technologies (www.sonnettech.com) has announced five new Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits for the Echo Express III-R, a 2U rackmount Thunderbolt 2-to-PCI Express (PCIe) expansion system, and for the recently... Read more »
Conner Productions's Seal (http://tinyurl.com/ln2hqst) is a professional template to make introductory seal titles for Apple's Final Cut Pro X (FCP X). And it's free. Seal — designed with creative professionals,... Read more »
Western Digital's WD TV – Personal Edition is a Wi-Fi enabled media player that plays virtually any media file stored on USB and network storage devices or any computer on your home network. It lets you enjoy a wide... Read more »
Proavio's (www.proavio.com) EB800MS V2 storage platform for 4K media workflows adds a next generation 12G internal disk I/O design and incorporates a choice of PCI-e 3.0 or SAS-to-Thunderbolt 2 RAID adapters with high... Read more »
Annual wireless connectivity chipset shipments across Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, and ZigBee show no sign of slowing down, reaching almost nine billion annual shipments in 2019, finds ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com... Read more »
JetBrains' AppCode 3.0 is a major update of their Objective-C IDE. It helps ease the everyday routine for Objective-C developers as they build apps for Apple devices such as the Mac, iPhone and iPad. To help developers... Read more »
Adobe's Adobe Captivate 8 (http://tinyurl.com/npvaw63) is the latest version of its eLearning authoring tool. The software is designed to reduce the learning curve by allowing trainers and educators to author once and... Read more »
IK Multimedia has announced, in cooperation with boutique stompbox effects manufacturer Wampler Pedals, the release of their top models in AmpliTube Custom Shop for Macs and PCs. These new models give guitar players new... Read more »
The ARCAM rDock-uni is an US$299.99 dock for audiophile-loving iDevice owners. It sports Apple's Lightning connector. 
With the ARCAM rDock-uni, you can use the high-quality internal DAC on it or you can send a digital... Read more »
OmniFocus 2 (http://tinyurl.com/kahgpn5) is a spiffy upgrade of the the Omni Group's task management tool for Mac OS X. Version 2 sports a redesigned user interface and lots of new features. There's a Forecast... Read more »
Stellar Data Recovery's (www.stellarinfo.com) SpeedUp Mac 3, a performance optimization tool for Mac OS X, has been revved to version 3. The software scans your machine and helps you remove unwanted files safely that... Read more »
Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery (http://tinyurl.com/ywb3un) is file repair software. However, it provides full preview support for recoverable files prior to restoration. Version 6 is fully compatible with Mac OS X... Read more »
 
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