Don't-Miss Macs Stories
Macworld Lab has all five standard configurations of the new 2011 MacBook Pro, and the benchmark results are in -- and they’re impressive, with Speedmark scores between 13 and 53 percent faster than the systems they replace. Lab Director James Galbraith has the details.
This kid-focused action game transports players right to the heart of the story about a young orphaned boy who learns he’s actually a wizard.
Poland-based Etsy shop Rib & Hull offers a variety of felt, leather, and canvas sleeves for laptops and media devices. Its newest offering, the 11-inch MacBook Air Sleeve, gives Apple’s tiny laptop sleek, moderate protection from outside dangers and bag bumps.
Web-based business accounting app links to several online invoicing and expense apps, but misses the mark with basic business banking
Strata's Enfold 3D CX plugs directly into Illustrator CS3 or CS4 to give you superior tools for package design.
Intuit's new personal finance application is a good beginning, but lacks the tools to make it truly essential.
Magic Launch lets you open documents via their creator code in Snow Leopard, as you could in all earlier OS X releases. You can also have a given document type opened by different programs based on simple rules you create.
Zooom is a capable substitute for one of my favorite all-time Gems, MondoMouse, letting you more-easily move and resize windows. It even offers a few unique features of its own.
TuneUp can help fix with missing and mislabeled metadata in your iTunes tracks, but it won't find everything.
Max and the Magic Marker is an enjoyable and clever platformer that will most likely keep kids engaged for hours, allowing them to color inside, outside, and all around the lines.
ProDate DV is a Final Cut Pro plug-in that provides a means to display date and time information only when you want it.
SecondBar puts your menu bar on multiple displays.
On Saturday, the Game Developers Conference wraps up at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. By all accounts, it’s been a very exciting week for Mac gaming.
Quiet Read lets you quickly store, and quickly access, URLs you want to save for later viewing.
There are still some of the same differences between the two major desktop tax preparation programs, Intuit TurboTax and H&R Block At Home (formerly TaxCut. But TurboTax has improved.