Don't-Miss Utility Software Stories

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TripMode review: Tethered Mac? Your wallet will love this data monitoring app

An inexpensive utility blocks all network access for apps except those you mark when at Wi-Fi hotspots or using a Personal Hotspot.

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Paste review: Clipboard manager's stunning UI helps overcome its lack of features

Paste might be lacking in features, but its OS X integration is second to none.

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Metadatics review: Forget iTunes, this is a better way to tag your music files

iTunes is too frustrating to use for tagging files. Metadatics has a better set of features and is easier to use.

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CleanMyMac 3 review: Make more room on your crowded hard drive

Is your Mac's storage device getting full? CleanMyMac can help reclaim gigabyte's worth of space.

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Why I prefer CrashPlan for online backups

Joe Kissell has tried them all: MozyHome, Backblaze, Carbonite, and Dolly Drive. But he keeps coming back to CrashPlan, Java app and all.

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ControlAir review: A touch-free future is here, as long as you have enough light

ControlAir uses the FaceTime HD camera to allow touch-free, gesture-based control over a handful of media player software using only your index finger

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WhatSize review: Easily shed files on a bloated hard drive

A utility analyzes a disk drive and lets you give unneeded files and duplicates the heave-ho.

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Copy, Paste, Repeat: Finding the best clipboard manager for Mac

If you've ever felt the pain of accidentally copying over something important on your clipboard, you need a clipboard manager. We round up the top options for this essential Mac utility, including launchers that serve double-duty.

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DiskWarrior 5 review: The most essential drive maintenance and repair tool gets even better

Those frustrated with DiskWarrior's inability to deal with large volumes can now rejoice. DiskWarrior 5 goes 64-bit and adds new (and welcome) features.

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Audio Hijack 3's improved interface makes capturing audio a breeze

Rogue Amoeba's Audio Hijack has long been a powerful tool for capturing audio, but its interface could be confusing. The latest version makes it far easier to use.

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Waltr converts and copies just about any media file to your iPhone and iPad

Waltr can put unsupported formats like FLAC, AVI, and MKV on your iOS device, right in the Music and Videos apps where you'd want 'em.

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Review: Duet Display brings fast response to the iPad-as-external-monitor game

The $15 iOS app, Duet Display, allows you to use your iPad as an external display. Thanks to its wire requirement, that display is actually responsive.

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Data Rescue 4.1 review: Same solid data recovery and a new BootWell feature

Prosoft's data recovery software works as well as ever, while letting you create a bootable partition for emergencies.