David ChartierContributor, Macworld

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David has been covering Apple and how to get the most out of its products since 2005. Now a freelance tech writer, he runs Finer Things in Tech, jots down thoughts at DavidChartier.com, occasionally starts outlining the great American tech novel, and might still get to snowboard Breckenridge one more time.

Tap Tap Tap announces Voices 2, Camera+ update

After a long silence, Tap Tap Tap is back with two big app announcements. The first is a major new version of Voices, its app for recording your voice and applying fun effects. The second is news about Camera+, the company's popular camera and photo effect app.

MacUpdate's software bundle piles on holiday discounts

Another day, another Mac software bundle. This one includes 10 core apps, a bonus app, two extra apps for the first 10,000 buyers, and yet another app for just tweeting about the bundle.

Daylite Touch gets iPad interface, other improvements

An update to this business management app brings a native iPad interface, a more comprehensive at-a-glance view of your week, and other perks.

Word Lens translates text with your iPhone camera

This clever new app uses the camera on a recent iPhone or fourth-generation iPod touch to translate printed text in real time. Only English and Spanish are supported for the app's launch, but there is a lot of potential here.

Augmented reality iPhone app tackles color blindness

A security researcher has unveiled a unique experimental side project: an augmented reality iOS app that uses a device's camera to correct for the most common form of color blindness.

MobileNavigator 1.7 gets iPad interface, more

A major update to these navigation apps brings a handful of new features, including Active Lane Assistant, Zagat guides, and more. The company is also releasing a new series of "single-feature apps," starting with Help2park.

Tom Bihn Ristretto for 11-inch MacBook Air

Tom Bihn has tweaked the company's Ristretto messenger bag for Apple's 11-inch MacBook Air. Top-notch construction quality and room to bring along an iPad make this a great bag, though Tom Bihn's approach to storage pockets may not be for everyone.

ChangeWave survey: Corporate tablet demand 'exploding'

According to a new ChangeWave survey, the iPad is poised to see even greater adoption among businesses in Q1 2011.

Chronos announces SOHO Notes, Organizer 9

Major new versions of two Chronos productivity utilities will launch in January 2011, bringing a bunch of new features. To celebrate, Chronos is offering discounts to customers who purchase new and upgrade licenses.

Microsoft updates Office, Communicator for Mac 2011

Minor updates to a few Office for Mac 2011 components squash performance and stability bugs. Communicator also gained one major new feature that lets you share your desktop with coworkers.

Save text of multiple e-mails

Want to collect a bunch of messages in one text file for easier archiving and sharing? OS X Hints readers found a couple of different ways to do that.

Apple adds playlist publishing, collaboration to Ping

Apple has been tweaking and adding new features to Ping, its iTunes-Store-based music social network, since launching it in September. In this latest release, you can now publish playlists to your Ping profile and, if you trust your followers's taste in music, let them add songs to complete the list.

How to open Websites at login

A simple trick lets your Mac open your favorite Websites or useful work resources every time you log in or when your Mac first starts up.

BlueSLR turns your iPhone, iPad into camera remote

A new Bluetooth attachment and iOS app allow professional photographers to remotely control their cameras as well as geotag photos, all without tethering the camera to a Mac or PC.

Bam! Pow! Plasq releases Comic Life 2

A major upgrade to this comic creation tool adds stylized, customizable templates, a number of new drawing and photo editing tools, and Facebook sharing.