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EasyRes review: Resolution switcher's animated previews set it apart

EasyRes is a nifty menu-bar utility for switching screen resolutions. Unlike other similar utilities, EasyRes shows you how a resolution change will affect your screen...before you actually make the change.

Google buys Flutter, a gesture recognition startup

Flutter makes a desktop app for controlling various programs through hand motions.

Hands-on: Intermission lets you pause and rewind live audio on your Mac

Rogue Amoeba on Friday released a new $15 Mac app called Intermission. Like TiVo for sound, the app buffers streaming audio so you can pause something you're listening to live.

Hands-on: Parallels Access runs your Mac apps on your iPad

Parallels is best known for letting you run Windows on your Mac. Now, with Parallels Access, it's entering the more crowded niche letting you run your Mac's apps remotely from your iPad. Here's our first look.

Find My iPhone bug requires developer account and iOS 7 beta

Apple on Thursday seemingly unintentionally released an update to the Find My iPhone app that requires a developer account.

5 essential tools that every iTunes user should have

iTunes is great at lots of things on its own. But here are several tools to make using it even better.

AgileBits offers cheaper 1Password as older version loses Dropbox sync

AgileBits on Thursday announced a temporary $10 savings on 1Password for iOS, because the older version of the app is losing its ability to sync via Dropbox.

Podcast: Talking about Mac Gems

Senior editors Dan Frakes and Roman Loyola join the show to talk about our annual round-up of low-cost, high-quality Mac software.

In case of emergency: Creating the bootable iPod classic

It's more than a little helpful to have a small bootable device packed with your troubleshooting tools. Chris Breen explains how an iPod classic can be that device.

FileMaker files Bento database app for iOS and Mac under 'discontinued'

The database giant is shutting down its consumer-level app to focus on its main product lines.

Hands-on: IFTTT for iOS automates your online life

iOS has often paled in comparison with OS X in terms of its automation power, but the new IFTTT app from the eponymous Web service allows you to easily set up workflows on your iPhone.

Extensis times upgrade of Suitcase Fusion to Adobe Creative Cloud launch

Suitcase Fusion's new features offer access to fonts, lessen's application toggling, and hasten prototyping

The Week in Mac Apps

The Week in Mac Apps: It's elemental

In this week's roundup of significant Mac app updates and releases, we've got solutions for managing money and files, browsing the Web, geocoding your photos, and even printing (yes, printing). And a standout iOS app makes its way to the Mac.