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The iPad accessories continue to pour in. Today we'll offer three "mini reviews" of some cases. Apple's US$40 iPad Case is actually more of a cover than a case. But it has the advantage of offering built-in stand... Read more »
Harman's JBL On Stage Micro IV (http://www.jbl.com) is described as a "portable loudspeaker dock" that will "will flood virtually any room or outdoor space with realistic JBL sound." (I'm not sure how realistic JBL... Read more »
Office 2011 Benchmarks By Neil Ticktin, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher How well does Office for Mac 2011 run compared to Office 2008 and 2004? The Big Question If you are a Microsoft Office user on the Mac, there's likely a... Read more »
If you want some impressive sound from bookshelf speakers, team up Audioengine's (http://www.audioengineusa.com/) N22 Premium Desktop Audio Amplifier with their Audioengine P4 passives (AP4s). The N22 is a compact... Read more »
By Jay Nelson The US$49 Digimarc for Images 4 plug-in (http://www.digimarc.com) for Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements (Windows only) embeds your own unique copyright information invisibly, then their Web crawling... Read more »
This MacNews Category Review looks at Mac software for birding and bird watching. Products covered are Big Lister, BirdItaly, Wings and Thayer Birding. Big Lister Big Lister (http://www.biglister.com/) is a birding... Read more »
Dexim's Elegant Collection for the iPad (http://www.dexim.net) is a classy case for the Apple tablet. It comes with a soft inner lining, cleaning cloth and screen protector. It has a hinged front that can be folded back... Read more »
The Mezzi White M-Zero case (http://www.mezzi.com/13-Inch-Laptop-Cases/MEZZI-M-ZERO-Molded-Aluminum-L...) fits any Mac laptop up to 15-inches, but it should be of special interest to owners of the MacBook as its glossy... Read more »
Softpress Systems's Freeway 5.5 (http://www.softpress.com), a new version of its web design products, Freeway Express and Pro, has brought new functionality to the design solutions for those who don't want to master... Read more »
Intuit's (http://www.intuit.com) QuickBooks 2011 for the Mac is a solid update that -- at long last -- adds multiuser support. QuickBooks 2011 for Mac also features new reports and tools to help users track job-related... Read more »
By Marcus Geduld Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And the beholder is my client who expects me to iron out every wrinkle and erase every blemish. Until I stumbled on Beauty Box from Digital Anarchy (http://www.... Read more »
This MacNews Category Review looks at Mac software for plumbers. Products covered are Construction Book and Perfect Plumbing. Construction Book Construction Book (http://www.constructionbook.com/) carries a variety of... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum The Otterbox Defender (http://www.otterbox.com) series of iPhone cases has gotten a just reputation over the past couple years as the Cadillac (or should that be M1-A1 tank?) of iPhone... Read more »
Want to do web development but don't know a lot about HTML or CSS? Well, if you're pretty handy with Photoshop, SiteGrinder from Media Lab (http://www.medialab.com) may be your cup of tea. SiteGrinder works like a combo... Read more »
By Daniel M. East After the impressive CX1 model last year, I was optimistic about the new, US$329 Ricoh CX2 (http://www.ricoh.com). It offers the same body type and long-life battery, but with a few updates as well.... Read more »
This MacNews Category Review looks at farming/ag software for the Mac. Products covered Alpaca Herd Works, Agri4d, Power Agronomy and Decision Aid System. Alpaca Herd Works Alpaca Herd Worsk (http://www.alpacaherdworks.... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum iPhone cases seem to come in two different varieties: fashionable lightweights that look nice but provide poor protection and larger cases that add protection along with bulk. Personally, I... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum In the early days of Macintosh computing, the displays were black and white, the systems booted off a floppy, and the keyboards were noisy. That familiar "clickety-clack" of someone typing was... Read more »
Okay, I'm not sure how much practical sense it makes to use your the next gen iPod nano as a watch -- but it's pretty cool, in a geek dreamy sort of way. And you can do just that with the US$19.99 Rock Band from... Read more »
By Bruce Bicknell I’ve been reviewing and using Poser for many years now and have to say that Poser 8 is one of the most significant upgrades to date. The folks at Smith Micro (http://www.smithmicro.com) really raised... Read more »
 
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Audio Hijack Pro drastically changes the way you use audio on your computer, giving you the freedom to listen to audio when you want and how you want. Record and enhance any audio with Audio Hijack... Read more
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Intermission allows you to pause and rewind live audio from any application on your Mac. Intermission will buffer up to 3 hours of audio, allowing users to skip through any assortment of audio... Read more

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Traps n’ Gemstones Review By Campbell Bird on July 28th, 2014 Our Rating: :: CASTLEVANIA JONESUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Fight mummies, dig tunnels, and ride a runaway minecart to discover ancient secrets in this... | Read more »
The Phantom PI Mission Apparition Review
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The Great Prank War Review By Nadia Oxford on July 28th, 2014 Our Rating: :: PRANKING IS SERIOUS BUSINESSUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Though short, The Great Prank War offers an interesting and fun mix of action and... | Read more »
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Review
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PlanetHD By Nadia Oxford on July 28th, 2014 Our Rating: :: SPACE MADNESSUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad PlanetHD will keep players busy for a while, though its unpredictable physics are a handful to deal with.   | Read more »
This Week at 148Apps: July 21-25, 2014
Another Week of Expert App Reviews   At 148Apps, we help you sort through the great ocean of apps to find the ones we think you’ll like and the ones you’ll need. Our top picks become Editor’s Choice, our stamp of approval for apps with that little... | Read more »
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Best Buy has the 13″ 2.5GHz MacBook Pro available for $1099.99 on their online store. Choose free shipping or free instant local store pickup (if available). Their price is $100 off MSRP. Price is... Read more
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The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished 13″ and 15″ MacBook Pros available for up to $400 off the cost of new models. Apple’s one-year warranty is standard, and shipping is free. Their prices... Read more
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A Seeking Alpha Trefis commentary notes that Apple’s fiscal Q3 2014 results released July 22, beat market predictions on earnings, although revenues were slightly lower than anticipated. Apple’s Mac’... Read more
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Digitimes’ Monica Chen and Joseph Tsai, report that Intel will launch 14nm-based Core M series processors specifically for use in fanless notebook/tablet 2-in-1 models in Q4 2014, with many models to... Read more
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