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CES: Mavizon, Griffin roll out car performance apps

Mavizon and Griffin are each unveiling systems that will give iPhone users a similar ability to monitor their vehicle's performance and location.

Remote Conductor app makes iPad a Mac input device

m3me's Remote Conductor app turns an iPad into a large trackpad, with additional useful features available on the display.

Mac and iPhone-friendly alternatives to Delicious

Yahoo has shaken its users's faith in the future of Delicious, the popular social bookmarking service it bought in 2005 and largely allowed to languish. If you're thinking about jumping ship, there are plenty of alternative services and apps that should fit just about anyone's workflow.

Why Time Machine isn't enough for backup

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Since its introduction as part of OS X 10.5 Leopard in 2007, Time Machine has given Mac users an easy way to back up and restore files. From the beginning, though, Time Machine’s design has made it less than ideal for certain backup needs. As time has passed, backup products have evolved. How does Time Machine compare to the competition today?

Customize the OS X workspace

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Most of us use OS X’s stock interface elements, arranged as they were out of the box. But you don’t have to use someone else’s workspace. Here’s how some Mac users have customized the Mac’s visual environment.

Eltima releases 2.0 Beta of Folx download manager

Eltima Software's 2.0 Beta release of file management and BitTorrent client, Folx, sees the addition of iTunes integration, RSS feed downloading options, and more advanced file management abilities.

Verizon launches FiOS app for iPad

You can't watch television with it, but you can set your DVR, browse shows, and search VOD offerings with the new FiOS iPad app from Verizon.

Send non-iTunes files from Mac to Apple TV with AirFlick

A new utility from developer and blogger Erica Sadun lets you send videos from the Web and other non-iTunes sources to an Apple TV.

Apple launches iAd Producer

iAd developers can now take advantage of new software to create ad campaigns for Apple's mobile ad network.

MacUpdate's software bundle piles on holiday discounts

Another day, another Mac software bundle. This one includes 10 core apps, a bonus app, two extra apps for the first 10,000 buyers, and yet another app for just tweeting about the bundle.

Word Lens translates text with your iPhone camera

This clever new app uses the camera on a recent iPhone or fourth-generation iPod touch to translate printed text in real time. Only English and Spanish are supported for the app's launch, but there is a lot of potential here.

Augmented reality iPhone app tackles color blindness

A security researcher has unveiled a unique experimental side project: an augmented reality iOS app that uses a device's camera to correct for the most common form of color blindness.

AirPlayer turns your Mac into an AirPlay device

On Tuesday, developer and blogger Erica Sadun released an early alpha build of AirPlayer, a new Bonjour-based program that allows your iOS device to stream supported audio and video to your Mac via Apple's AirPlay protocol.

Surc case turns your iPhone into a remote control

The new Surc from Mashed Pixel is an iPhone case that turns your device into a universal remote, for use with a free app.

Indie Mac Gift Pack bundles six apps, with no middleman

Delicious Library 2, Mars Edit 3, Acorn 2, RadioShift, SousChef, and Sound Studio 4 are available in a bundle direct from the developers for just $60.