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Away review: Third time isn’t necessarily a charm for slick relaxation app for iOS

Away combines rich sound effects and music with gorgeous 3D parallax forest scenery to create a relaxing atmosphere from any iOS device and headphones.

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SoundSoap+ 5 review: Mac audio noise reduction software goes to 11

SoundSoap+ 5 intelligently cleans noise from audio files, removing hum and clicks directly within your favorite Mac software or as a standalone application.

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Firewatch review: Get lost in the woods, find yourself

Gorgeous graphics and a strong emotional hook help this unconventional game stand out.

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Overcast 2.5 review: Patron-backed podcast app gets more efficient and adds exclusive features

The original Overcast locked its best features away. It added streaming and Handoff in 2.0, and adds patron features and better battery efficiency for all in 2.5.

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Speedster review: Fast, pretty, and native way to test your Internet speeds

A handy tool for checking your Internet connection.

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Pro Player 2 review: Roll out the red carpet for this pro QuickTime player

As a companion app for content creators, Pro Player 2 is well worth the asking price, but the lack of external display hardware support keeps it from being as “pro” as it could be.

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Online tax software roundup: H&R Block, TaxAct, and TurboTax compared

It's tax season. Which online tax app should you use? You might be surprised with our pick.

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Softorino YouTube Converter review: Great video downloader with a big caveat

Effortlessly download ad-free videos directly to your computer or a connected iOS device.

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Ulysses for iPhone review: Anything but a plain text editor

Everything that makes Ulysses great on the Mac is concentrated in the exquisite iPhone version.

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Zinc review: Video bookmark app isn’t yet universal enough to love

Zinc uses a Safari extension or desktop bookmarklet to save your favorite online videos for later playback on iPhone or Apple TV.

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MiniTool Data Mac Recovery 3.0 review: Tool with unique features, UI quirks

This program offers some powerful new features to the usual mix of data recovery programs.

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Vizmato review: Like Instagram, but with a focus on smartphone videos

Vizmato makes it easy to shoot and assemble quick HD videos with social media in mind, complete with custom music, themes, and effects.

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Airfoil 5 review: Audio utility pumps up the volume with Bluetooth support, Airfoil Satellite, and more

This synchronized multi-speaker app adds speaker groups, remote control, a sleeker interface, and Bluetooth support.

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Copied review: A versatile cloud-synced clipboard manager for Mac and iOS

A full-featured clipboard manager that allows saving text, links, and images on one device and reusing them on another from the app, Notification Center widget, or keyboard.

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PhotoWall+ review: Every iOS device can be the life of this Apple TV party

Send photos taken with a free iOS companion app straight to a connected Apple TV for all to enjoy.