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Control iTunes from the command line with ViTunes

A plug-in for the Vim command-line text editor lets you control iTunes from the comfort of your keyboard.

Pogoplug introduces new "personal cloud" software

Cloud Engines, the maker of Pogoplug "personal cloud" computing hardware, is adding software to its product lineup, this week announcing new and updated programs for computer and mobile devices.

Griffin's cable-free Beacon turns your iPhone into a universal remote

Griffin has released its Bluetooth-powered Beacon, which turns your iOS device into a universal remote control.

First Look: iOS 5 Reminders

One of the lesser-touted new features in iOS 5 is a brand new pre-installed app: Reminders. Here's how the built-in task manager works.

Intego launches Backup Express tool

Mac security software firm Intego has released Backup Express, a backup and synchronization tool, in the Mac App Store.

Apple updates Find My iPhone with better handling for offline devices

Apple updated Find My iPhone late Monday. The app now better handles locating devices that are turned off or offline.

Black Pixel acquires NetNewsWire

NetNewsWire developer Brent Simmons announced on Friday that he has sold the venerable news-reading client to developers Black Pixel, lock, stock, and source code.

Prosoft releases first Mac App Store-hosted disk utility

A version of Prosoft's flagship disk utility, Drive Genius 3, is now available on the Mac App Store. However, thanks to Apple's Mac App Store restrictions, Drive Genius 3 LE offers a subset of its sibling's features (at a lower price).

MacBundler 6 offers 11 Mac apps for one low price

The sixth version of MacBundler offers ten Mac applications worth $392 at the steeply discounted rate of $50; for a limite time, an eleventh app is included free.

Remote Conductor now available in iPhone version

Remote Conductor, an app that lets you run your computer from an iPad, is now available for the iPhone.

Seven Mac Gems for a steal

Mac software bundles are nothing new, but one particular bundle, which ends today, offers eight quality Gems for the price of one.

Amazon launches Mac software, game download store

Amazon on Thursday launched its own foray into the Mac download software market, offering both applications and games for Mac users.

Fantastical eases calendar event entry

Flexibits's new program, Fantastical, aims to make entering calendar events quick and easy.