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Review: Kaleidoscope 2 brings state-of-the-art file comparison to OS X

Aimed squarely at a technical crowd of developers and designers, Black Pixel's file-comparison app comes with great features and easy integration into existing workflows.

Killing Comic Sans: 5 alternative fonts that protect your dignity

Comic Sans grabbed the collective imagination of millions of Windows users, and it's maintained that stranglehold for nearly a decade. It's time to help this chirpy standby go the way of the Macarena.

Review: Snagit should cover all your Mac screenshot needs

If you need to take a lot of screenshots, Snagit is a full-featured image and video screen capture application that should be at the top of your consideration list of screen capture apps.

Review: DK Au Revoir font will make you bid frumpy fonts "adieu"

DK Au Revoir is a handwritten font that has style and flair, with subliminal don't-mess-with-me undertones.

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Review: Architect's Daughter font works with playful precision

Precise yet lighthearted, Architect's Daughter is a font that plays well at larger sizes.

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Review: HVD Comic Serif is a wholesome hero of a font

Tough but charming, HVD Comic Serif makes Comic Sans look like a wimpy Silver Age bad guy. It's well-designed, and will work in any context for which it's appropriate.

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Review: Lexia Readable is for readers of graphic novels, not funny books

Sans serif typeface Lexia is friendly, legible, and playful without being a kids' menu item. This strong typeface is suitable for older readers, if not for business reports.

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Review: Laconic typeface is legible, lovely, and not to be taken lightly

Crisp and futuristic, Laconic is a quietly arresting typeface.

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Adobe plans to halt boxed sales of Creative Suite software

Adobe's signature software for creative pros will be available via electronic download only this spring.

MotionArtist comic creation software emerges from beta

Creative software combines images, audio, and video to create movies and interactive HTML5-based presentations.

on techhive.com

Review: Snapz Pro X 2.5.1 screen capture program is past its prime

Snapz certainly gets the job done, but there are alternate choices that are both better and less expensive.

Adobe updates Muse visual Web designer

Adobe's visual Web design tool gets a new upgrade.

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AppMachine unveils do-it-yourself visual app builder beta for beginners

Have an idea for a mobile app, but lack the development chops? AppMachine can help.

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Dolling up display text with a halftone gradient

Create punchy, stylized text in Photoshop.

TextWrangler 4.5 adds Retina support, interface improvements, and more

Bare Bones on Thursday released an update to its free text editor.