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If your ears get sore after prolonged use with earbuds, or if said earbuds tend to get dirty easily, you need to check out Breppies (http://www.brepps.com), covers for iPhone and iPod earbuds. They've been described as... Read more »
Booq, makers of tip-top accessories and cases, offers a refreshing product to their Taipan iPad line with Booq Taipan Shadow XS and Booq Taipan Slim XS. Both are perfect for your all-around carrying solution as it... Read more »
By Erik Kuna For almost 15 years, Sorenson Media (http://www.sorensonmedia.com) has been a leader in video encoding and compression technology. Building on their success, they’ve developed a new Video Delivery Network (... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
 
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Dawn of the Immortals Review By Jennifer Allen on July 31st, 2014 Our Rating: :: RESPECTABLE EXPLORATIONUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Dawn of the Immortals might not re-invent the wheel, but it does tweak it a little... | Read more »
80 Days Review
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Hexiled Review
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The Apple Store has Certified Refurbished 2nd generation iPad minis with Retina Displays available for up to $130 off the cost of new models, starting at $339. Apple’s one-year warranty is included... Read more
iPad Cannibalization Threat “Overblown”
Seeking Alpha’s Kevin Greenhalgh observes that while many commentators think Apple’s forthcoming 5.5-inch panel iPhone 6 will cannibalize iPad sales, in his estimation, these concerns are being... Read more
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Primate Labs’ John Poole has posted Geekbench 3 results for most of the new MacBook Pro models that Apple released on Tuesday. Poole observes that overall performance improvements for the new MacBook... Read more
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Apple has posted a bugfixed version EFI Firmware Update 2.9 a for MacBook Air (Mid 2011) models. The update addresses an issue where systems may take longer to wake from sleep than expected, and... Read more
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