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Belight Software's Swift Publisher 4 for Mac allows users to design various documents that can be published online or printed. Sporting an intuitive interface, powerful page layout, customizable templates and profound... Read more »
WD's Black line of hard drives have always been great devices. Now they're even better as they're available in up-to-6TB models. The 3.5-inch, 7200 RPM drive is an excellent solution for gamers and professionals in need... Read more »
QNAP Systems's TVS-871T is the first Thunderbolt 2 Turbo vNAS that features 20Gbps bandwidth, 4K video capable Thunderbolt 2, and compatibility with the Thunderbolt-ready storage expansion enclosures TX-500P and TX-800P... Read more »
WaterField Designs' (www.sfbags.com) Field Tote is a handsome, US$119 tote for men made of waxed canvas and distressed leather. It's great for guys to use professionally or on casual outings. You can stow your laptop-... Read more »
QuickerTek's 2015 Type-C MacBook External Battery (http://tinyurl.com/omewbse) for Apple's 12-inch MacBook with Retina display charges the MacBook for eight extra hours of run time. This battery features the USB 3.1... Read more »
iLuv Creative Technologies (www.iLuv.com) has two new power products that help alleviate the hassles and inconveniences associated with charging mobile devices. The RockWall 5 (pictured) is a five-port portable USB... Read more »
If you need to charge multiple iOS devices at once, you should check out Blueflame's Power Station (http://tinyurl.com/ohwl23e). It's an US$119.99 four-device charging station with two Lightning connectors and two USB... Read more »
An Stilo is an adjustable fine-tip capacitive stylus compatible with virtually all apps and tablets, including the range of iPads. It also sports an optional screen protector designed together with Stilo's tip to... Read more »
Audio-Technica's new AT2020UBVi Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone combines high-resolution audio with increased connectivity options. It adds a new level of sound-quality and convenience to Audio-Technica’s USB... Read more »
Andrew Kaz, a veteran of the Mac and iPhone software scene, has released a new take on the music player for iOS devices: TurnTable (http://appothecary.co/turntable/).   It’s designed around the Album medium of art, and... Read more »
Amped Wireless' TAP-R3, a touch screen Wi-Fi router, is designed to deliver whole-home Wi-Fi coverage, coupled with a fast and simple setup process that requires nothing but a few taps of your finger to complete. The... Read more »
Spectrasonics's Omnisphere (www.Spectrasonics.net) is a useful flagship synthesizer for Mac OS X 10.8 or higher. It gets even better with version 2.1. The latest version packs a streamlined Sharing feature for sharing... Read more »
Beyerdynamic (www.beyerdynamic.com) has built on a great tradition with the US$599 DT 1770 PRO headphones. The new model is the next step in the evolution of the DT 770 PRO reference headphones, which are an essential... Read more »
Many people have USB adapters that they plug into the 12 Volt power plugs in their vehicles to create a charging station for their smartphones, tablets and other digital devices. However, Secur Products has taken the... Read more »
StickyBrain, the Mac OS X note manager from Chronos is back after a 10-year hiatus. It's been entirely rewritten from the ground up in Apple’s new Swift programming language in order to take advantage of the latest OS X... Read more »
Trouble with fraying Lightning and 30-pin cables? Try the Tudio Klip (http://tinyurl.com/p7p742r), a two-piece plastic clip that snaps onto Lightning or 30 pin Apple charging cables, protecting the sensitive area of the... Read more »
The LEGO scale modeling community brings a miniature world to life with artistry, skill, and patience—a world inhabited by remarkably detailed scale models of real trucks, ships, planes, race cars, and even construction... Read more »
Kirk McElhearn’s new, US$10 "Take Control of Audio Hijack" (http://tid.bl.it/tco-audio-hijack-info) explains both the basics and the subtleties of Audio Hijack 3’s flowchart-like interface. Audio Hijack is a Mac OS X... Read more »
SmartMotion is a new, video analytics software product that works in conjunction with any video surveillance (CCTV) system. It runs natively on Mac OS X, as well as Windows and Linux systems. SmartMotion analyses... Read more »
Just Mobile's Lounge Dock 8 is a cool, good-looking, multi-purpose dock for the Apple Watch. The adjustable charging stand allows you to interact with the smartwatch in multiple viewing angles. To use your simply slip... Read more »
Audiffex's inTone2 is a multifaceted multichannel effects processor, software mixing console, virtual instruments host, and flexible multitrack zonal player for Mac OS X 10.8 or higher. You begin using it by routing... Read more »
Audio-Technica's (www.audio-technica.com) BP40 Large-Diaphragm Broadcast Microphone is a dynamic vocal microphone with rich, clear, natural condenser-like sound for a variety of applications including radio, overdubs,... Read more »
Focal's (www.focanlna.com) first in-ear headphone, Sphear (US$179), tackles two pain points of discomfort with many in-ear headphones: excessive weight and volume at the ear canal. Consumers seem to have a "love-them-or... Read more »
iMobie's MacClean (http://tinyurl.com/ozc2otk) is a free cleaner app made to keep Mac computers running "right and light." It's designed to allow you to free up disk space, enhance your browsing experience, and more.... Read more »
Cisdem's BetterUnarchiver (http://tinyurl.com/pxctdms) is a new Mac OS X archive manager app that allows users to compress and decompress archive files on a Mac. It supports unzipping files like Zip, 7z, Rar, ISO, Tar,... Read more »
 
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This Week at 148Apps: August 24-28, 2015
The Apps of August With 148Apps How do you know what apps are worth your time and money? Just look to the review team at 148Apps. We sort through the chaos and find the apps you're looking for. The ones we love become Editor’s Choice, standing out above the many good apps and games with something just a little bit more to offer. Take a look at... | Read more »
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Tiny Empire (Games)
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Astropad Mini (Productivity)
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Emo Chorus (Music)
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Forest Spirit (Games)
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