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Mac App of the Week: Mail Designer Pro

If you're a small business owner, chances are you try to collect a mailing list of customers who are open to getting newsletters and announcements from you. In order to make such newsletters appealing on a mobile device, you previously needed to hire a graphic designer and / or coder to create a...

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Mac App of the Week: Weather Live is a one-stop weather app for your Mac

There are few things that affect us on a daily basis more than the weather. Just ask anyone who has left the house without a coat on a rainy day and you will see what I mean. If you are looking for a new app to help you track the temperature on your Mac, then you should check out Weather Live from...

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Mac App of the Week: Hype 2.0 is a solid WYSIWYG tool for HTML5 animation and interactive graphics

When I made the transition from print designer to web producer in January, I wanted to make my graphic designing skills with me. PennLive.com, my day job, utilizes HTML5 to make the site desktop- and mobile-friendly and steers clear of Flash. While I knew some coding, I didn't know enough to create...

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Mac App of the Week: PicSketch turns a photograph into a sketch in just a few seconds

Recently, a friend asked me if there is any way to easily turn a photograph into a sketch, kind of like they do with journalists' pictures in The Wall Street Journal articles. At the time I told him no, but recently I've found a nice little OS X app that does that very thing. PicSketch allows...

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Talk to the Mac: Dialogue lets you make, receive and record phone calls over your Mac

You're typing away at your Mac, rushing to meet a deadline, when you hear your iPhone ringing. Rather than digging into your pocket to find the phone and fumble to answer it, wouldn't you rather just click an button on your Mac screen to answer the call? That's the concept behind Dialogue...

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Mac App of the Week: Caffeinated is a polished RSS reader for desktop users

Caffeinated was a polished Google Reader RSS client with a great layout; but the demise of Google Reader forced developer Curtis Hard to rewrite the core components of the app and liberate it from its Google roots. Now in version 2.0.1, Caffeinated is a very capable standalone RSS reader for OS...

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"Should I Sleep?" keeps your Mac awake while in use

We've all been there: sitting in front of your Mac when the screen suddenly dims, or goes to sleep right when you were reading something. If you have the screensaver set to require your password to unlock it, this can be a bit of an annoyance. But until recently the only other option was to set a...

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Mac Game of the Week: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Most of the games I've covered for this feature so far have come down on the casual side of things, mostly iOS titles that have made their way over to the Mac App Store. But not so with this pick -- The Witcher 2 is a great game, but it is definitely not for the faint of heart (or GPU power)....

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Daily Mac App: Lost Photos retrieves your forgotten photographs

Lost Photos (US$2.99 in the Mac App Store) is a handy Mac utility (OS X 10.6 or later) for finding and rescuing photos that are attached to email messages. In my experience, it works well and works fast. Despite the growth of Facebook and, more recently, cloud sharing, the most popular way to...

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Daily Mac app: Battery Health monitors your Mac's battery

With all the talk of battery life of iPhones and iPads it's easy to forget that your laptop battery needs some attention every so often. My laptop battery is pretty old, and it doesn't last as long as it used to. No surprise there, but I'd like to easily quantify its condition. That's where a...

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Daily Mac App: DragonDrop provides a Finder caddy for your drag-and-drop files

Sometimes there are problems you didn't even know you had -- and solutions that make your life so much better. DragonDrop is one of those solutions. You know when you have to drag items between folders and you end up juggling multiple Finder windows? It's such a pain getting both windows...

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Daily Mac App: Screeny 2 let you capture video of your desktop with ease

Inevitably, there's going to be a time when you need to capture video of your screen. Someone might ask you to demo an app or document a bug, and you'll need have a reliable application to grab a quick video of your desktop. Instead of scrambling, you should be prepared and have Screeny installed...

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Snagit 2.0 arrives with expanded feature set (updated)

TechSmith's powerful Snagit app for capturing and annotating screenshots or websites has been around for a little over a year, having first been reviewed on TUAW in November 2010. Today Snagit (US$49.95) has been updated to version 2.0, expanding the capabilities of the app to a higher level....

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Day One: A beautiful and functional cross-platform journaling app

Have you ever kept a journal or diary? For writers, it's almost a given that you're going to keep a personal log of what you do during each day, how you feel, or interesting things that might create that prize-winning book some day. For others, it's a way to keep track of health issues, emotions,...

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Daily Mac App: Osfoora is a sleek, no-frills Twitter client for OS X

If you're looking for a no-frills Twitter client with a pleasant UI, look no further than Osfoora for Twitter. The popular iOS Twitter client is now in the Mac App Store and is an excellent companion to the mobile title. Osfoora has a straight-forward UI that puts the necessary tweeting tools at...

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