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Roman has covered technology since the early 1990s. His career started at MacUser, and he's worked for MacAddict, Mac|Life, TechTV, PC/Computing, and Windows NT Systems.

Intel's new Xeon chips and the future of the Mac Pro

Intel on Tuesday announced the availability of its new Xeon E5 processors for servers and workstations. That announcement was accompanied by unveilings by Dell, HP, and IBM of E5-equipped servers. Since Apple uses Xeon processors in its Mac Pro, does this mean a Mac Pro upgrade is coming?

Elgato offers Thunderbolt SSD

Elgato on Tuesday announced its foray into the storage market with its new Thunderbolt SSD, a solid-state drive designed for use with Macs equipped with a high-speed Thunderbolt connector.

How to add more desktop spaces

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to create additional desktops in Spaces in Lion. There are a few different ways to create new desktops, but they are all very easy.

Firmware updates enable Lion Internet Recovery for more Mac models

On Tuesday, Apple released three EFI firmware updates that enable Lion Internet Recovery on some 2010 iMac, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models.

Expo Notes: Dirty iPads clean up nicely at Macworld | iWorld

iPads are all over the place at Macworld | iWorld, and fingerprints are all over those iPads. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of iPad cleaners in the exhibit hall.

Macworld | iWorld 2012 Best of Show winners

Hundreds of products are on display, but a few stand out from the rest.

Expo Notes: iGlobe turns your iMac into a dazzling 3D globe

PersonalPlanet is a niche product, suitable for museums and schools with available funds. But it offers dazzling graphics and presents data in a way that makes it more understandable.

Macworld | iWorld 2012 Best of Show winners

The annual expo for Mac and iOS users has evolved to focus on the user community, but the exhibit hall where companies show off their wares is still a huge part of the show—you might even say it’s the most important part. Hundreds of products are on display, but a few stand out from the rest. We call these products the Best of Show.

Expo Notes: Gather online financial statements with FileThis Fetch

FileThis hopes to make the paperless office more of a reality with FileThis Fetch, a new online service that helps gather and organize your financial statements.

Expo Notes: KiteReaders’ new interactive kids ebook promotes cultural awareness

Based on the book, What Does it Mean to be Global? by Rana DiOrio, the new Be Global ebook introduces kids to different cultures around the world.

Review: PlayDead's Limbo is an uncanny platform game

One thing’s for certain in PlayDead Studios’ Limbo: You will die—or, more specifically, your character will die. Sometimes it’s sudden, sometimes you see it coming, and it’s always OK when it happens. It’s all part of the experience that makes Limbo one of the better platform games for the Mac.

How to adjust OS X's Software Update

Apple distributes updates to Mac OS X and some of its applications through a feature in the operating system called Software Update. Here’s how to customize Software Update to your liking.

Apple unveils iTunes U app

At the Apple education event on Thursday, Apple executives Eddy Cue and Jeff Robbin unveiled the iTunes U app, a new way for students and teachers to manage course material for classes on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

How to change the Mac's system voice

The Mac has a text to speech feature, where the Mac reads selected text. In this how-to, you will learn how to change the system voice, as well as add new voices.

Jelly Defense for Mac an addictive tower-defense game

Infinite Dreams provides more than just cute critters in Jelly Defense, and the result is a refreshing take on the tower defense game genre.