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Faster than ever: Macworld Lab speed tests the mid-2011 iMacs

Macworld Lab has tested the rest of the new iMacs released this week, with the latest models demonstrating a significant boost over the desktops they replace. But not much differentiates the performance of the four new iMacs among each other.

Lab Report: New 27-inch Core i5 iMac/3.1GHz speed results

Macworld Lab has all four standard configuration models, and the results for the $1999 27-inch iMac are in. The results do not disappoint, with the new iMac besting the previous generation of iMacs, including a couple of build-to-order (BTO) configurations.

Mobee Magic Charger

The Magic Charger is an inductive charger that works with the Mobee Battery Pack. With the Battery Pack in the Magic Mouse, you place the Magic Mouse on the Magic Charger, and the Battery Pack gets recharged.

MacBook Pros (Early 2011)

It’s been nearly a year since Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro line. That’s a longer-than-usual gap between updates, but the new MacBook Pros sport several changes under the hood, including new processors, new graphics processors, and a new peripheral connector. It all translates into performance jumps worth the wait.

Lab report: 2011 MacBook Pro benchmark results

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.

Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 for Mac

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.

Rib & Hull 11-inch MacBook Air Sleeve

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.

Outright

Web-based business accounting app links to several online invoicing and expense apps, but misses the mark with basic business banking

Strata Enfold 3D CX 1.0

Strata's Enfold 3D CX plugs directly into Illustrator CS3 or CS4 to give you superior tools for package design.

Intuit Quicken Essentials 1.1

Intuit's new personal finance application is a good beginning, but lacks the tools to make it truly essential.

Magic Launch brings creator-code support to Snow Leopard

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 gives you better window control

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 Media TuneUp

TuneUp can help fix with missing and mislabeled metadata in your iTunes tracks, but it won't find everything.