J.R. BookwalterContributor, Macworld

J. R. is a recovering filmmaker whose writing has appeared in Mac|Life and TechRadar.

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Labelist 10 review: Versatile Mac label design software that’s worth paying for

The fastest way to design and print professional-looking labels, envelopes, letterhead, and more with a modern user interface and wide support for over 1,500 different types of stock as well as dedicated label printer hardware.

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Pixomatic 3 review: Layer-based image editor for iOS, now with hair selection

Pixomatic 3 delivers desktop-quality image masking and editing tools to smartphones and tablets for a nearly unlimited number of creative possibilities, including a Hair tool that makes background selection a breeze.

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Czur ET16 review: Easy-to-use book scanner hindered by weak Mac software

A smart scanner designed to capture books, magazines, and pages from other bound media up to A3 size in under 1.5 seconds with advanced automatic image enhancement, OCR, and curve distortion flattening.

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Peri Duo review: Bulky iPhone battery case with speakers doesn’t quite go to 11

iPhone 6/6s case combines a pair of stereo speakers with wireless support for Bluetooth and AirPlay, along with an ample built-in battery for charging the device or playing music on the go.

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PrintLife 4 review: Easy desktop design for all, now with a big splash of color

A modern Mac app for designing and printing custom flyers, greeting cards, photo pages, or just about anything else using more than a thousand premade templates and a huge collection of included artwork.

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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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Epson DS-320 review: Portable productivity scanner, sans wireless

A portable document scanner with 20-page auto document feeder capable of single-pass duplex scanning on documents up to 44 inches in length at up to 25 pages per minute.

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Aumeo review: Headphone processor creates smartphone audio specifically tailored to your ears

Aumeo personalizes the sound being output from your smartphone, tailoring each pair of wired earbuds or headphones to the listener’s ears for a richer, fuller sound.

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Pixie review: Smart tags uses augmented reality on the iPhone to make finding lost items fun

Pixie turns finding lost keys, devices, pets, or just about anything else into a fun augmented reality game using small teardrop-shaped Bluetooth trackers and a companion iOS app.

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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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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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Sense GuardPeanut and ThermoPeanut review: Smart nuts to protect and detect

Simple, useful, and affordable smart sensors: GuardPeanut provides basic protection, while ThermoPeanut monitors the temperature in a wide range of environments.

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Iogear HDMI Over Powerline Pro Kit review: HDMI video over your home’s power wiring? It comes with compromises

This kit uses existing home or office power outlets to transmit high-definition audio and video from Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, and more up to nearly 1,000 feet.

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LuMee Duo review: Let there be light, and with this iPhone case, there was light

LuMee Duo makes any photo or video look better, but the tradeoff is a bulky case that’s hard to remove.

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Infuse 5 review: Slick jack-of-all-trades for iOS, Apple TV media playback

Infuse 5 allows iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV owners to play nearly any video file without conversion and stream content stored on cloud services or networked storage complete with subtitles, AirPlay, and Google Cast support.