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PDFpen 9 and PDFpenPro 9 review: PDF-editing apps get solid enhancements over previous versions

The latest versions of Smile's PDF-editing apps for the Mac get richer and deeper options, but remain much the same.

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Picktorial 3.0 review: A fresh approach to photo editing and management

Full-featured toolkit with non-destructive editing for pro photographers.

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The Jackbox Party Pack 3 review: A modern-day ‘You Don’t Know Jack’

Slick graphics, great music, and a playful host pull you into this set of party games.

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Readiris Pro 16 review: Mac OCR software more focused on speed than accuracy

Readiris Pro 16 converts images, PDF files, and other scanned documents into fully editable text files using a robust optical character recognition engine that accurately preserves the layout of the original file.

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SimCity: Complete Edition review: Be mayor and build your city from the ground up

This edition of the city simulator for the Mac includes previously-released expansion packs.

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Civilization VI review: World domination on your Mac

Turn-based strategy game is the best of the Civilization series.

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Bumpr 1.1.6 review: Quickly open web links with the browser of your choice

When you want to open a web link in a different browser, Bumpr makes it easy to do.

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Arq review: Offers an archiving alternative to Time Machine and hosted cloud backup services

A macOS app can replace or complement other backup alternatives while putting more encryption control in your hands.

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iScrapbook 7 review: Color tools keep Mac design software atop scrap heap

Designed with novice and professional scrapbookers in mind, iScrapbook 7 covers the entire process from page design to album organization, now with the ability to analyze images and match your color scheme to the placed photos.

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H&R Block, TaxAct, TaxSlayer, and TurboTax: Which tax program is right for you?

It's tax season. Here's a look at four online offerings to help you file with the IRS.

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iFlicks 2.4 review: A valuable tool for adding valuable metadata to digital video files

Use iFlicks to add metadata, convert video files, and add videos to your iTunes library.

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Magix SpectraLayers Pro 4 review: Audio editing with a bit of Photoshop style

SpectraLayers Pro 4 allows audio engineers to isolate, edit, and retouch individual sounds using tools and layers in a more visual, multidimensional way.

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Overcast 3 review: iOS podcast app adds a queue and perks up its interface

The latest revision of this popular podcast app shaves off remaining rough edges and adds missing features.

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Pocket Casts 6.5 review: iOS podcast app emphasizes graphics and simplicity

An elegant update to a long-running app that keeps the interface straightforward and attractive.

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SoundSource 3 review: Easy-to-access macOS audio controls

This simple menu and palette provide nearly all sound settings in one place.