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Review: WritePad – Handwriting Recognition for iPad

Posted on 13/08/2013 by Ian Fuchs


Technology has trained us to write with our thumbs on a touch screen, or with out fingers, clicking away on a keyboard. Now, those who prefer the “old-fashioned” way, can take notes on an iPad or iPhone like they would with pen and paper.


Review: Parallels Desktop 8 – The Easiest Way Yet to Run Windows on Your Mac

Posted on 07/08/2013 by Chris Hauk

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As you may know, Parallels Desktop is a favorite around the MacTrast homestead. It allows you to run Windows on your Mac quickly and easily, allowing copy and paste, and drag and drop functionality between the two operating systems. With Parallels Desktop 8, the ease and convenience has been taken up a notch.


Review: BillGuard – A Simple, Useful, and Elegant Credit Card Spending Tracker for iOS

Posted on 31/07/2013 by Jim Gresham

BillGuard app

BillGuard, the top finance app in the App Store, is both beautiful in function and beautiful in design. A clean and simple interface leads the charge, pun intended, for users to easily manage their credit/debit cards and bank accounts. If you are a financial hound about keeping up with each individual transaction, BillGuard provides an intuitive way to help you watch all of your personal expenses. It’s the real deal.


Review: Sharemate – Quick Dropbox File Sharing for Mac

Posted on 29/07/2013 by Ian Fuchs


Sharemate for Mac takes the extra work out of sharing files through Dropbox. While power users know the tricks to share files without the additional app, the typical user will find Sharemate to be a great tool to smooth out the process.


Review: Where To? – A Fun Way to Discover Your Next Destination

Posted on 26/07/2013 by Chris Hauk


An app like Apple Maps or Yelp can help you find something if you know what you’re in the mood for, what if you want to be surprised? Or, what if you’re a lousy touchscreen typist like I am, wouldn’t it be cool to find the closest restaurant or theater without having to type even one character?


Review: Pogo Connect – A Smart, Sensitive Stylus for iPad

Posted on 26/07/2013 by Ian Fuchs


The Pogo Connect is a pressure sensitive stylus, specifically designed with iPad in mind. Using Bluetooth 4.0 technology, the Pogo Connect pairs with your iPad through specific apps, to act as a realistic paint brush, marker, or etc.


Review: Photo Sense – An Easy-To-Use Batch Photo Editor For Mac

Posted on 20/07/2013 by John Manners


As you might imagine, when someone thinks about photo editing on Mac, the first few applications that might come to mind include Photoshop, Aperture, or iPhoto. Thanks to the Mac App Store, there are a number of other great photo editors, which have caught the eye of a lot of users. VeprIT’s Photo Sense looks to add other features, which aren’t standard in most photo editing apps, such as automatic photo enhancement, editing a group of photos at once with batch editing and image setting synchronization.


Thunderbolt Unleashed – A Comparative Review of PCIe Expansion Devices for Macs

Posted on 17/07/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler


One great way to make use of your Mac’s Thunderbolt ports is by using a PCI Express expansion chassis, allowing you to hook up PCIe cards to your Mac, adding additional ports, powerful video processing cards, additional hard drives or SSDs, and more. We’ve compared three such units to help make the decision a bit easier!


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