J. R. BookwalterContributor, Macworld

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

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iScrapbook 7 review: Color tools keep Mac design software atop scrap heap

Designed with novice and professional scrapbookers in mind, iScrapbook 7 covers the entire process from page design to album organization, now with the ability to analyze images and match your color scheme to the placed photos.

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Magix SpectraLayers Pro 4 review: Audio editing with a bit of Photoshop style

SpectraLayers Pro 4 allows audio engineers to isolate, edit, and retouch individual sounds using tools and layers in a more visual, multidimensional way.

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Sense GuardPeanut and ThermoPeanut review: Smart nuts to protect and detect

Simple, useful, and affordable smart sensors: GuardPeanut provides basic protection, while ThermoPeanut monitors the temperature in a wide range of environments.

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Iogear HDMI Over Powerline Pro Kit review: HDMI video over your home’s power wiring? It comes with compromises

This kit uses existing home or office power outlets to transmit high-definition audio and video from Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, and more up to nearly 1,000 feet.

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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.