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Topic: Software

Hands on: Writing blogs on the Mac with the new MarsEdit 4

03/07/2018, 12:03 pm

MarsEdit has helped bloggers on the Mac for a decade, and the update that includes a revamped design for the online writing tool is compelling.

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Hands on: Twitterrific 5.2.4 will make you like Twitter on the Mac again

03/05/2018, 10:03 am

In the wake of Twitter killing the official Mac app, there's going to be a power vacuum -- and Twitterrific can, and does, fill it.

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Hands on: Parallels Toolbox 2.5 brings an array of quick tools to the Mac

02/20/2018, 09:02 am

The idea of offering a series of tools in one place is fine, and Parallels Toolbox definitely comes with some genuinely useful utilities. Yet, some are pointless, and all feel like they were made for Windows.

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Hands On: OmniPlan 3.9 is project management for complex jobs on the Mac and iPad

02/17/2018, 07:02 am

You tend to know when you need a project management app. You'd be a little crazy to plan a small, intimate dinner party with a project management app but you'd be insane to build an office block without something like OmniPlan.

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Hands On: Ulysses 12.3 for Mac and iOS aims to be where you do all your writing

02/11/2018, 12:02 am

The more technically-minded you are, and the less dependent on paper, the more you'll love Ulysses, the comprehensive writing tool for both Mac and iOS.

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Hands On: Self publish the next great novel with Vellum 2.1.2 from your Mac

02/04/2018, 10:02 am

The latest version of the eBook creator application Vellum does just about everything to streamline book creation for iBooks, Kindle and paperback, other than write the text itself.

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Hands On: Keymand 1.1 brings touch-screen options to your Mac from a connected iPad

02/03/2018, 12:02 pm

The Keymand iPad app connects to a Mac, and acts like a beefy, user-configurable MacBook Pro Touch Bar.

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Hands On: Rogue Amoeba's Farrago is a superb soundboard for Mac podcasters and show producers

01/28/2018, 09:01 am

If you already know what a soundboard is, you want Farrago from long-time audio application vendors Rogue Amoeba

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Logic Pro X 10.4 update brings over 2000 new features and bug fixes to Apple's audio composition app

01/25/2018, 12:01 pm

Apple has issued another update for Logic Pro X, adding a Smart Tempo feature to combine content regardless of original tempo, as well as a host of new Plug-Ins, more content including drummers and loops, and assorted bug fixes.

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Hands On: New Pixelmator Pro 1.0.5 brings Machine Learning to image editing

12/24/2017, 09:12 am

The new Pixelmator Pro is best described as what you would get if Apple had designed its own image editing suite.

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Pro Video Formats macOS extension updated for new Final Cut Pro X support

12/14/2017, 09:12 am

Alongside the update to Final Cut Pro X, Apple has also made available a new version of the Pro Video Formats extension, with extension of MXF to not just QuickTime Player but other supported macOS applications, plus wider AVC-Intra support.

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Apple updates Final Cut Pro X to version 10.4, with 8K video editing, extended VR video support

12/14/2017, 08:12 am

Acting as an early herald of iMac Pro sales, Apple has updated Final Cut Pro, with new features including editing full-resolution 8K video, and extension of 360-degree VR video support to Motion and Compressor.

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Hands On: Keyboard Maestro 8.0.4 speeds up working on your Mac

12/10/2017, 11:12 am

The keyboard and keystroke automation tool update brings along more than 100 new and refined features.

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CrossOver 17 ships, lets Mac users run Windows versions of Microsoft Office 2016, Quicken 2017

12/07/2017, 02:12 pm

CodeWeavers has released a major update to CrossOver, a tool for running Windows application on macOS, with version 17.0.0 of the utility including support for Microsoft Office 2016 and Quicken 2017, among other improvements.

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MindNode 5 for Mac is a compelling new update to the mind mapping app suite

12/05/2017, 02:12 pm

The latest update to MindNode 5 for Mac and iOS brings small refinements, large features, and a redesign to the mind mapping stalwart. AppleInsider offers a closer look.

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Hands On: Scrivener 3.0 further refines the writing, research process on the Mac

11/26/2017, 08:11 pm

AppleInsider gets a published author to take a look at the Scrivener update, with new highlights including a much called-for rewrite of the app's Compile feature, and an interface modernization.

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Hands On: Cardhop by Flexibits attempts to rein in the mess that Apple's Contacts can be

11/19/2017, 08:11 am

Just as Fantastical does some excellent things over and above the default Calendars application, Flexibits Cardhop delights with some new tricks beyond what Contacts can do.

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Pixelmator Pro coming on November 29 for introductory $59, new Vectormator app teased

11/07/2017, 12:11 pm

The Pixelmator developers have turned to Apple's CoreML machine learning toolset, and are releasing image editing suite Pixelmator Pro on November 29 for an introductory price on macOS of $59, with an iPad version coming soon.

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Blizzard 'Overwatch' installer may herald macOS version coming soon

11/04/2017, 07:11 pm

An executable which appears destined for a macOS version of shooter "Overwatch" has been discovered -- but after completing an install process, the binary delivered appears to be for Windows.

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Hands-on: Apple's iTunes can be confusing, but TuneInstructor just makes it worse

10/09/2017, 12:10 pm

TuneInstructor is ostensibly designed to organize iTunes and play your music -- but a lack of coherent English tutorials and bizarre user interface choices make it bewildering.

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