Don't-Miss Utility software Stories

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If quick access to remote computers is a must, this touch-based VNC client will prove to be indispensable.

PopClip brings iOS-like text-editing options to Mac OS X

PopClip will appeal to both iOS fans and Mac traditionalists by making text-editing and -processing commands more accessible.

Piezo records other apps' audio easily

Piezo is an attractive and easy-to-use app for recording audio from other Mac programs.

Break Time reminds you to take five

Sitting in front of your computer all day can be wearing. BreakTime reminds you to take frequent breaks.

Gems for a Steal, Redux

A new Mac software bundle offers a number of Mac Gems favorites, as well as other titles, for a bargain of a price.

Dragon Express 1.0: An inexpensive way to discover speech recognition

Dragon Express provides a handy, easy-to-use way to dictate occasional texts and transfer them to your applications

Living Earth HD for iPhone and iPad

This iPhone and iPad utility brings time, date, and weather data to your iOS device, using an 3D model of the Earth.

NetSpot helps you optimize your Wi-Fi networks

NetSpot is a remarkable aid in laying out even a small-home Wi-Fi network, using a Mac laptop as your wireless-survey tool.

Gem Update: Printopia 2.1.5 offers major improvements to a Gems favorite

Ecamm Network took one of our favorite utilities, Printopia, and made it even better. Printopia still lets you print to any Mac-shared printer from your iOS devices, but it now lets you "print" to Mac applications and PDF Workflows, password-protect your virtual printers, and even print from other Macs.

Number Guru for iPhone

This iPhone app mimics the functionality of Web sites that look up phone numbers, but with a few advantages for iOS device owners.

App Guide: iOS people locators

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Wondering where everybody is? These iOS apps can help you track down friends and family -- or let other people know your location.

Jettison automatically unmounts volumes when your Mac sleeps

Jettison lets you unmount external volumes by just closing your MacBook's lid (or putting your desktop Mac to sleep). When you hear Jettison's confirmation sound, it's safe to unplug and go.

FreeSpace lets you monitor and manage your drives

FreeSpace is a handy menu-bar utility for keeping an eye on your free drive space, as well as for quickly accessing and unmounting volumes.