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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.

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Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens review: New elements give a familiar formula replay value

If you've played Lego games before, you'll get the hang of this one quickly.

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Squash review: Drop and compress your way to smaller image files in a flash

Squash is an easy to use, drag-and-drop Mac utility that cuts JPEG, PNG, and GIF files down to size with no noticeable loss of quality while saving valuable storage space.

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Spark for Mac review: A great mobile email client, also quite good on desktop

Spark for Mac helps cut down on the amount of time users spend managing email with a Smart Inbox, four configurable gestures in the message list, and Quick Replies for one-click responses in a flash.

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Roller Coaster Tycoon Classic review: Amusement park simulator a ton of fun on iOS

For die-hard fans of Roller Coaster Tycoon, the classic has returned. And it’s good.

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Secrets for Mac and Secrets Touch review: A simple, no-frills password manager for Mac and iOS

Secrets allows users to easily and securely store passwords, credit card numbers, bank details, and other confidential information with OpenPGP and AES encryption.

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Brian Eno: Reflection review: A chance to experience Eno's music as he intended it

If you like ambient music, you'll find Reflection a fascinating app.