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Mini E-Book Review: ‘A Day With the Woz’ by Waseef Akhtar

Posted on 08/09/2013 by Chris Hauk


What would you do if you were allowed to spend the day with Apple co-founder, and all around cool guy, Steve “The Woz” Wozniak? Well, of you’re Riyahh, Saudia Arabian resident Waseef Akhtar, you write a book about it and self-publish it via iBooks.


Review: Shark Attack 2 – An Underwater Tower Defense Game For IOS

Posted on 26/08/2013 by John Manners


With the recent release of Plants vs. Zombies 2, defense games with the same style of gameplay and similar controls are looking to build off that success and popularity. Developer, Javier Aznar first released Shark Attack in 2011 and introduced a strategy game that a lot of people would quickly pick up on given the surging options and popularity of defense games on the app store. The release of Shark Attack 2 introduces 50 all new levels through 5 worlds and 18 different fish to choose from to defend your territory.


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?


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