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SGP's Dresden Klaus 9i offers basic protection for your iPad

This messenger style bag offers sleek, simple functionality.

Turn your saved Instapaper articles into podcasts with Readomator

This Instapaper client converts your saved Instapaper articles into podcasts with iTunes.

BeQuiet keeps your Mac's speakers muted

BeQuiet ensures that your Mac's external speakers stay muted, which is especially helpful when working in a quiet environment.

PhotoSweeper is a simple and efficient utility for organizing photos

PhotoSweeper aims to help trim down your photo library by analyzing your photos and finding duplicate and similar images.

Typist helps you correct poor typing habits

Typist teaches the basics of touch-typing through a series of lessons. It also includes speed drills and two courses that teach alternative keyboards, including the Dvorak Keyboard and calculator keyboard.

Use InstaBackup to backup Instagram shots to your Mac

InstaBackup is a handy utility that's well suited to Instagram power-users who want to back up their favorite lo-fi photos, or those who simply want a quick pain-free way to transfer their Instagram photos to their Mac.

Viddy for iPhone

Viddy brings a large network of users, flexibility, and celebrity to video creation and sharing.

How to beam photos in iPhoto for iOS

How to use iPhoto's Beaming feature to wirelessly share photos across devices.

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Gifture offers users a way to easily create and share animated GIFs

Photo app offers users a way to easily create and share animated GIFs.

Decide launches iPad app

The iPad edition of Decide's shopping app offers money-back guarantee against price drops.

Cartoonatic+ for iPhone

This iPhone app lets you add fun cartoon effects to your photos and video, but it could stand a few improvements.

Photo Measures and Measured for iOS

Photo Measures uses the camera on your iOS device to help you enter in measurements while Measured taps into your iPhone's accelerometer to do the calculating for you. Here's how these two apps measure up.

Seven Instagram alternatives for iOS

Does the idea of FaceGram or InstaBook creep you out? These apps are top contenders as Instagram replacements if you’re looking for something new.

How to add special effects in iPhoto for iOS

Take advantage of special effects available in iPhoto for iOS.

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SGP's Klasden Levanaus Backpack is comfortable, compact, and roomy

Sleek-looking backpack is comfortable and compact, but surprisingly roomy inside.