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Rest for OS X: Adding coached exercises to productivity management

If you look around the OS X app store, you won't have much trouble finding any number of productivity management apps based on popular techniques like Pomodoro. We're big fans of these utilities here at TUAW. They transform your work into short manageable chunks, enabling you to return to work...

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Bicolor proves simple doesn't mean boring

Two colors and a single shape -- apparently that's all it takes to create a fantastic iOS puzzle game. That's all Bicolor really is, but I absolutely can't stop playing it. It's the kind of game you'll beat your head on the wall over, simply because you'll wish you had thought of the game...

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RollWorld lets you create your own little planet on iOS

You may have seen photos with the 'little' or 'tiny' planet effect. There are quite a few iOS apps that will render this effect for you, but most have a cost associated with them while RollWorld is free and works quite well. Import a photo from your camera roll, or set up your camera to take the...

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Kenu Airframe+ now case-friendly, designed for the future

A little over a year ago, TUAW reviewed the Kenu Airframe, a tiny but very effective air vent mount for the iPhone. Today, Kenu made the Airframe future-proof by announcing the larger Airframe+ (US$29.95). What do I mean by future-proof? Well, according to the rumor mill, the as-yet-unannounced...

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PureGear unleashes a torrent of accessories; we're giving them away

Every once in a while TUAW will receive a boxful of accessories from a manufacturer. That presents a dilemma for a writer -- do you break the box out into a bunch of single posts, or write one über-post that covers all of the items? The latter path is what I decided to follow for a bunch of...

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UE Boom for iOS, Mac is a superb and portable Bluetooth speaker

The UE Boom (US$199) by Ultimate Ears is a portable, Bluetooth-enabled wireless speaker compatible with Mac and iOS devices. If you've ever grown tired of the limited quality of your MacBook, iPhone or iPad's speaker (and let's face it, who hasn't?), the UE Boom is designed to bring high-quality,...

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Veu - City Explorer for iOS creates an on-the-fly travel guide

Veu (free) is a clever iOS app that unfortunately has some quirks and rough edges. The app -- which is designed to be an on-the-fly travel guide -- has coverage for the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy and details for several major cities. It claims 27,000,000 points of interest, but those POIs are...

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Numerics: A customizable business dashboard app for iOS

What's a dashboard app? It's designed for business users so they can display different bits of institutional information on a single screen. Think of it like the dashboard of your car, or an informational flat screen at an airport. Numerics (US$19.99) lets you mix and match data from a variety of...

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IK Multimedia iKlip Xpand: Versatile mic stand support for iPad

iPads are a great musician's tool, but it's difficult to figure out ways to mount the iPad on a microphone stand. Some musicians I know just used a regular music stand, but there's always the concern that swiping the screen may make the iPad slide off. Sure, you can always grab a roll of gaffer's...

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ExpanDrive 4, more services and faster sync

I've written about ExpanDrive in the past, but I haven't mentioned it since version 2.0. Version 4 is out now, and it's a major update to this app that allows you to mount remote servers and cloud services as local drives. ExpanDrive has always done an amazing job of mounting a wide array of...

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Bill Killem mashes endless running and platforming into chaotic brilliance

Bill Killem is having a bad day. His movie is just about to premiere, letting the world know he's the best action star in the world, when disaster strikes. Aliens attack, destroying his event and inspiring Bill to do what Bill does best; killing aliens... and dying. A lot. Taking the furious fun...

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Timera lets you create time machine-inspired photos using your iPhone

Timera is a clever photography app that is part photo-mashup app and part time machine that allows you to create impressive "then & now" photos of well-known locations. The app uses your location information to pull up historic photos that are pulled from a growing database of...

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Popular iCam app gets a big brother with a lot more features

I've really enjoyed using the iCam app (US$4.99) over the years. It lets me remotely view the webcams in my house, helping me keep track of my parrot and make sure no one is breaking in. The old iCam is still for sale, but it now has a sibling in the form of iCam Pro (free, but a subscription...

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Intrepid Bags Lillium Purse carries your iPad mini in style

Female techies rejoice! Now there's a perfect bag for carrying an iPad mini or other tech goodies along with your regular stash 'o stuff, and it doesn't look like something that ... well, that a guy would carry around. It's the Lillium Purse (US$139.00) from Intrepid Bags, a combination of style,...

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Wayper is a nice planning and navigation app but it's not good for drivers

Wayper (free today only, then US$1.99) is a map app designed to avoid data charges by letting you download detailed maps of 27 cities worldwide. In the U.S., that includes New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, Chicago, Washington, Boston, Buffalo, Rochester, Pittsburgh and...

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