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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.

Infinity Blade hacks, slashes its way into App Store

Infinity Blade first turned heads as an on-stage demo at Apple's September Music Event. Now this graphically rich RPG is available for iPhone and iPad.

Apple releases MacBook Air EFI firmware update 2.0

A small update for Apple's new 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air addresses problems with booting and unresponsiveness.

Netflix scores Disney-produced movies, TV shows

The online video giant can now stream a wealth of new content from Disney and ABC studios, including TV shows like Grey's Anatomy and Scrubs, as well as films like High School Musical.

ForkLift 2.0 FTP client gets faster, more powerful

The first major upgrade to this FTP client and file manager in four years brings a wide array of new features, including quicker access to sync operations and better ways to manage connections and file transfers.

OnLive releases iPad app for spectating live games

The pioneering OnLive cloud-based gaming service has released an iPad app for watching games that are being played live on its service. And the company isn't shy about this being the "tip of the iceberg" for bringing top-tier gaming titles to the iPad.

Studiometry Touch gets iPad update, improved tools

This business management tool gets the universal treatment for all three of Apple's iOS devices, as well as a host of new features and tweaks that should make it easier to get things done.

FastTrack Schedule 10 gets project tracking tools

AEC Software seems to speak software and carry a big stick. After releasing FastTrack Schedule 10 nearly eight months ago, the company has packed over 30 enhancements into a seemingly minor update, including compatibility with Microsoft Project 2010.

Holiday wish list: David Chartier


Associate Editor David Chartier is looking for stuff that'll help him get back into photography, take his gadgets on the go, and do a little gaming.

Skitch finally leaves beta with new features, Website

After a lengthy beta period, the screenshot and iSight utility Skitch has finally gone 1.0. With this release, both the app and its photo-sharing Website gained a long list of new features, including easier sharing links, cropping templates, full Website snapping, and more. A new paid option unlocks even more features and better integration with the Skitch.com site.

Angry Birds goes seasonal, gets Game Center support

You thought it was over, but those thieving pigs refuse to give up. We are once again called to take up our slingshots and our feathers, for Angry Birds Seasons is here.

FlickrExport 4 arrives for iPhoto, Aperture

Big upgrades to these plug-ins bring more power user tools, such as support for multiple accounts, setting licenses, and uploading to multiple photosets at once.

Gowalla 3.0 unites Facebook, Foursquare check-ins

A major update to this app takes a big step towards ending the location-based services battle, as you can now check-in to Foursquare and Facebook Places along with Gowalla. Plenty of other new features and polish make this update worth a look.

Canon unleashes new large format multifunction printers

Five new large format multifunction printers bring support for scanning and copying workflows to the technical document industry.

ClickyTouch update brings Web analytics to iPad

An update to this client of the Clicky Web analytics service brings a big new iPad interface and access to even more visitor stats from previous days.

Evernote 2.0 beta gets notebook sharing, Stacks

The "digital brain" for your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and PC gets two much-requested and Mac-first features in a major new release: in-app notebook sharing and Stacks for organizing notebooks into folders.