Don't-Miss Macs Stories
in Motion 4, Apple continues to enhance the realism of motion graphics with new rendering capabilities to simulate shadows, reflections, and depth of field.
With Final Cut Pro 7, Apple started with an already excellent market-leading video editing tool and takes it further with significant improvements that will benefit editors doing realistic day-to-day tasks, and enable them to get better work done even faster.
From a videographer's standpoint, the new version of Soundtrack Pro constitutes a worthy upgrade. A large number of significantly more efficient features get the same work done faster and better.
WhatsOpen helps you figure out why disks and other volumes won't eject.
Together makes a fine home for all your digital bits and pieces.
While SpamX remains unparalleled at reporting spammers to their ISPs, and offers a very effective spam filtering solution, all of the problems we noted with version 3 remain with version 4.
Simplify Music 2 for iPhone, the second version of the media streaming software, has added a few new features, but perhaps not enough to be a compelling upgrade for users of the original program.
Many otherwise-happy Flickr users dislike the Web site's image uploader. Flickery offers a desktop-app alternative with a Mac-like interface and a good set of features.
Purify is a so-called pass-through spam filter that scans and categorizes your e-mail as it arrives—it doesn’t actually trap or block spam, but codes it so that you can then handle it as you wish with your e-mail client of choice.
PercepTool plug-in for Photoshop CS3 and CS4 attempts to mimic your visual cortex in order to make an image look the way your brain thinks it should. In one fell swoop, this plug-in alters the brightness, edges, and contrast of your images.
iDeskCal puts your events and tasks right on your Desktop, so a quick glance shows you what's coming up and what's due to be done.
Mavis Beacon's beautiful interface, iTunes integration, spot-on lessons and engaging practice material are perfect for learning how to type.
A complex and genre-defying masterpiece, Braid is a difficult game to label and even more difficult to beat.
BackupLoupe lets you browse your Time Machine backups, showing you exactly what was backed up, and how much data was copied, at each event.
VoodooPad Pro is an excellent tool for collecting, storing, and linking information. The program's ability to intelligently create links to other pages in your document makes it easy to cross-reference information that you've already collected.