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Google buys photo editor Snapseed

Google on Monday acquired Nik Software, the German company behind Snapseed, a popular iOS photo app.

Study: Apple dominates in mobile PC arena

Thanks to increasing sales of both the iPad and Mac laptops, Apple is leading mobile PC shipments by a staggering margin, NPD DisplaySearch claims in a recent report.

New AirParrot app mirrors your Mac display to an Apple TV

AirParrot is a $10 utility that lets you mirror your Mac on an Apple TV with AirPlay, but a similar feature is coming in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

Apple to stream McCartney concert live to iTunes, Apple TV

Apple is hosting a live performance by Paul McCartney on February 9 on iTunes and Apple TV. Could this be a harbinger of future live content from the company?

Snow Leopard update breaks Rosetta, third party offers fix

Security Update 2012-001 for Mac OS X 10.6.8 can cause crashes, printing problems, and other issues with Rosetta applications; you can attempt to restore support with a patch created by a group of sysadmins at a Nebraska high school.

PGA Tour HD tees off for iPad

PGA Tour HD is a new app for the iPad that lets you stay up-to-date with tournament scores, player stats, course information, and more.

Adobe offers CS6 upgrade pricing for CS3, CS4 users

Adobe plans to restore traditional upgrade pricing for users of Creative Suite versions 3 and 4 who want to buy the upcoming CS6 and Creative Cloud.

App provides turn-by-turn navigation for Disney World

ThemePark GPS Magic Kingdom-Orlando is an iOS app that provides maps, voice navigation, and more for visiting the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World Resort. It also has a GPS location tool to help find your friends and family members while visiting the park.

Borrowing Kindle ebooks: Hands-on guide

The Kindle library lending now lets Kindle and Kindle app users alike to borrow ebooks from 11,000 local libraries in the United States. Here's a walk-through of how it works.

Flash still not on the iPad -- and that's a good thing

Having Flash on Android-based tablets adds very little to the devices' value,'s Peter Smith says. So it's good that Apple has resisted supported Adobe's multimedia technology.