J. R. BookwalterContributor, Macworld

J. R. is a recovering filmmaker whose writing has appeared in Mac|Life and TechRadar.

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LuMee Duo review: Let there be light, and with this iPhone case, there was light

LuMee Duo makes any photo or video look better, but the tradeoff is a bulky case that’s hard to remove.

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Infuse 5 review: Slick jack-of-all-trades for iOS, Apple TV media playback

Infuse 5 allows iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV owners to play nearly any video file without conversion and stream content stored on cloud services or networked storage complete with subtitles, AirPlay, and Google Cast support.

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Squash review: Drop and compress your way to smaller image files in a flash

Squash is an easy to use, drag-and-drop Mac utility that cuts JPEG, PNG, and GIF files down to size with no noticeable loss of quality while saving valuable storage space.

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Apollo Cloud review: A personal cloud storage alternative to iCloud Photo Library

An internet-connected 4TB external hard drive offering private, secure backup and restore from iOS devices and computers for up to ten individual users.

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Spark for Mac review: A great mobile email client, also quite good on desktop

Spark for Mac helps cut down on the amount of time users spend managing email with a Smart Inbox, four configurable gestures in the message list, and Quick Replies for one-click responses in a flash.

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Chipolo Plus review: A Bluetooth tracker loud enough to find most anything

Billed as “the world’s loudest Bluetooth tracker,” Chipolo Plus makes it easy to find your wallet, luggage, keys, phone or anything else you can attach it to within seconds.

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Marbotic Smart Letters and Smart Numbers review: Toys + tablets = educational fun

Marbotic Smart Letters and Smart Numbers combine traditional wooden toys with modern tablet touchscreen technology to help kids start learning how to count, read, and write.

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Zus Smart Car Charger review: Faster charging, smarter car for a few bucks more

Zus Smart Car Charger combines lightning-fast charging for up to two devices at once with convenient, connected features that help save money on parking tickets and more.

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VocoPro WirelessMix-2 review: Live sound goes wireless with this dynamic duo

An all-in-one, easy-to-use eight-channel live sound and karaoke mixer combined with two UHF wireless mics and an SD audio recorder.

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Secrets for Mac and Secrets Touch review: A simple, no-frills password manager for Mac and iOS

Secrets allows users to easily and securely store passwords, credit card numbers, bank details, and other confidential information with OpenPGP and AES encryption.

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Secur SP-6000 Ultimate Solar Charger review: Power to spare while off the grid

The Secur SP-6000 Ultimate Solar Charger combines two portable, high-efficiency solar panels with a built-in 10,000 mAh battery capable of charging an iPhone up to five times on a single charge.

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Epson FastFoto FF-640 review: Quick, convenient photo scans don’t come cheap

The FastFoto FF-640 combines the world’s fastest photo scanning hardware with Mac and PC software that makes it easy to enhance and organize decades of precious memories in the time it takes to press a button.

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Photolemur review: An app that puts Mac image enhancement on autopilot

Photolemur makes almost any photo look better in a snap without manual editing, but there’s little control over the results.

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WatchAir review: Promising wireless smart TV antenna for cord-cutters

WatchAir is a wireless smart antenna to view and record locally broadcasted live television within a 60-mile range on smartphones, tablets, streaming boxes, and other devices.

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Grids 4.0 for Instagram review: Post photos from Mac, but sharing is limited

Grids for Instagram brings your favorite social media images to the Mac in a beautiful way, now with the ability to upload and repost photos.