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Planet 911 review: In case of emergency, tap this iPhone app

Planet 911 puts personal safety first by making everyone with an iPhone part of the neighborhood crime watch.

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Avvo review: On-demand legal advice for the iPhone generation

Avvo makes it easy to find, research, and contact lawyers in your area without hidden fees or long-term subscriptions.

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Parallels Access 3.1 review: Remote access on steroids, now for iPad Pro

With support for the latest iOS hardware and the Apple Pencil, Parallels Access 3.1 continues to be the absolute best way to use desktop applications from a mobile device.

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The Roll review: iPhone app takes intelligent charge of your Camera Roll

EyeEm’s free app rates, ranks, and tags your photos so you don’t have to.

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QuarkXPress 2016 review: New features help your documents look their best

Converting PDF, EPS, Adobe Illustrator, and Microsoft Office items to native QuarkXPress items highlights this fast, stable upgrade.

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Cola Messenger review: Bubbles put the fizz back in SMS text messaging

Makes texting more productive with interactive “bubbles” to help schedule get-togethers, make to-do lists, vote on quick polls, and more.

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Suitcase Fusion 7 review: Font manager now with cloud access and plug-in for Adobe After Effects 2015

An important upgrade for current Suitcase Fusion users.

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FotoMagico 5 review: More impressive than pulling rabbits out of a magic hat

FotoMagico 5 makes it easy to create gorgeous slideshows on the Mac, complete with photos, videos, music, and text using pre-built stories or ready-made story parts.

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Alien Skin Exposure X review: Film emulation app offers new organizing tools

Historical photo presets join a swift, lightweight organizer to create unique film looks and special effects.

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FileMaker 15 review: Evolutionary release with a new licensing program

Coming soon to an Android screen near you.

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Jottit review: Combines notes and tasks into an intriguing concept, but it could be a better multitasker

iOS app need some fine-tuning, but is on the right track.

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Air Social Keyboard review: A #jackofalltrades for social networking

Saves countless hours typing @ and #, but the actual keyboard itself could use further refinement.

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DeskConnect 1.2 review: File transfer app rises from the digital scrapheap better than ever

First update in more than two years brings a much-needed feature and interface refresh.

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PDFpen 8 and PDFpen Pro 8 review: Corporate-grade PDF handling at a small-business price

A revision to PDFpen and PDFpen Pro adds digital signature support, audio annotation, measuring tools, and offline Word export.

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FotoFuse review: Full-featured Mac photo collage maker limited by OS X sharing

FotoFuse makes it simple and fun to combine multiple photos into a single collage, ready to be shared with family and friends.