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Epson Stylus NX625

Unlike most basic small- or home-office MFPs, the NX625 offers mostly cheap inks and some impressive performance.

Lady Gaga unveils Polaroid sunglasses camera, printer

Almost a year to the day since Polaroid said it was signing on Lady Gaga as its creative director, the popular singer unveiled on Thursday the fruits of her labor at the imaging company.

Apple releases iMovie, GarageBand '11 updates

Two small updates to iMovie '11 and GarageBand '11 tackle a variety of bugs and odd behavior, including video stabilization, Facebook authentication, and various performance improvements.

Ultimate Guitar Tabs and TabToolkit for iPhone and iPad

Tablature, or "tab" as it is colloquially known, is a notational system for guitar that shows notes and chords according to where they are positioned on the fingerboard rather than using a traditional musical staff. Brian Beam looks at a pair of apps that bring tablature to the iPhone and iPad.

Bend and stretch with Puppet Warp

Photoshop CS5's new Puppet Warp tool has an odd name and looks intimidating. But Chris McVeigh breaks it down so that anyone can use it.

Decorative dingbats add design flexibility

With a little exploration into your fonts and a little creative spark, dingbats can make your typographic designs come alive.

Get creative with these iOS apps

The App Store is teeming with mobile offerings designed to kick-start your creative muse, so we've created app collections aimed at designers, illustrators, and photographers.

AmpliTube update adds recording feature to iPad app

AmpliTube 2 features recording capabilities, including an 8-track recorder you can add via in-app purchase. Other additions include five new stompbox models, a new SpeedTrainer function for practicing music, and a new preset naming feature.

Gear Guide: For creative types

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If there's a photographer or artistic type on your shopping list, and you still haven't figured out what you should buy for him or her, we have a few suggestions that might help.

Original photo mosaics make great gifts

Did you ever admire those large images that were actually made up of hundreds of smaller pictures? You too can create a mosaic. Chris McVeigh walks you through the steps using his favorite mosaic software.

Digital Heaven releases DH_Reincarnation 2.0

The UK's Digital Heaven have announced the release a major new version of DH_Reincarnation, a quick and effective Final Cut video filter that helps bring dead pixels on footage back to life.

Adobe Acrobat X Pro

Acrobat X Pro is a fantastic application with across the board function improvement, phenomenal content export capabilities, incredible task and document processing automation power, and the ability to create compelling document distribution packages.

Create a festive iPhone skin

You could go out and purchase an iPhone case as a gift for a loved one, but consider using your own images to create a custom skin as a holiday gift. The Unique Skins Website gives you an abundance of choices for do-it-yourself protective skins.

26th Annual Editors’ Choice Awards: the complete list

With hundreds and hundreds of products that are released every year, we look for the ones that truly stand out, the products that offer the best quality, innovation, and value. Eventually, we came up with the list you see here, the best 24 products of 2010. The winners help prove that the Mac market is very much alive and well.

The 2010 Eddys: Hardware

Our favorite gizmos, gadgets, peripherals, and accessories of the past year.