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Every day, new software is introduced for the Mac and here are only a few of our must have recommendations. We review new releases, including FileMaker Pro 8.5, Flip4Mac, Roxio Toast 7.1.2 Titanium, FeltTip Software's Sound Studio 3, and Alsoft's DiskWarrior 4. Part of the Mac Edition Radio Holiday Buying Guide 2006. 

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/10/2006

Yes, I know I'm taking liberties with Clement C. Moore's infamous holiday poem, but at this time of year, there are enough festive widgets to warm the cold winter's night for any Mac OS X user. (In case you haven't upgraded yet, or have an older system, Widgets are entertaining and often useful instant gratification ornaments that you can download and then store inside the dashboard icon on your desktop for handy reference.) In addition to the old standards like calculator, clock, and weather, the apple.com website has a sleighload of widgets to enhance your holiday computer enjoyment!

Nancy Burlan, Posted 12/10/2006

There are many wonderful games and family friendly software titles for the Mac, and here are a few of our recommendations. In the old days before big pipes bandwidth, every software title required a box, but now you can download some of the best titles, so as soon as that new Mac is unwrapped after the holidays, you can add some great titles without a trip to the store! We review new releases from Software MacKiev, including Worldbook 2007, The Printshop for Mac 2, 3D Weather Globe and Atlas, and their Dr. Seuss releases, with ABC's, Green Eggs and Ham, and The Cat in the Hat. We look at Pangea Arcade, Freeverse Software's Best of Original Mac Games Volume 1, and Wingnuts 2, Ambrosia's Sketch Alpha Fighter 2000, Shoecake Games' Boxikon, GameHouse.com's Scrabble, and iPlay Music's excellent guitar lessons on disc. Part of the Mac Edition Radio Holiday Buying Guide 2006. 

Harris Fogel, Nancy Burlan, & Thomas Fogel contributed to this article. Posted 12/26/2006

Everyone it seems has an iPod or similar MP3 music player, so here are our recommendations for gifts this holiday season for the iPod lover in your life. We review the Specktone speaker system, mStation 2.1 Stereo Orb speaker system, Griffin iTalk Pro digital audio recorder, Contour Designs Showcase iPod cases, EXtrememac Tuffwrap iPod cases & FS1 earphones, Etymotic ER-4 & ER-6 Isolator earphones, Altec Lansing iMotion 9 speaker system, Skullcandy Ions headphones and 360 MP3 player, and the DLO HomeDock Deluxe. Part of the Mac Edition Radio Holiday Buying Guide 2006.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/9/2006

We love our MacBooks, MacBook Pros, and PowerBooks, and while there are a lot of sleeves, cases, and accessories for them, here are our recommendations for gifts this holiday season for the laptop lover in your life. We review the handle-it, glove-ez, and Signature sleeve, from casemate, the Speck See-Thru, the Delkin Compact Flash Express Card, Griffin Technology's Express Card 34 Card Reader, Timbuk's Outtawhack, Single Speed Canvas Courier, Pro Series Backpack, and Brenthaven's Edge II sleeve for the MacBook line. Part of the Mac Edition Radio Holiday Buying Guide 2006.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/9/2006

We love our gear, although if anyone asks, we're not equipment junkies, we're equipment enthusiasts! One of the great joys of our job is seeing and telling our readers about cool new inventions, and here are our recommendations for gifts this holiday season for the "enthusiast" in your life. We review the Razer Pro 1.6 Ultra-Fine Pixel Precision Mouse, the PYRO AV/Link & Instant Music from ADS Technologies, ColorVision's PrintFix PRO Suite, Unibind's Photobook Creator, and the CableYoYo. Part of the Mac Edition Radio Holiday Buying Guide 2006. 

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/9/2006

The problem with digital photography and digital audio is finding a place for all that new-found digital data. In the beginning, there wasn't much of a choice. If you ran out of memory cards, you were stuck. Enter Woverine Data. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to take a look at the Wolverine MVP 9000 portable storage unit. Then, last month, Wolverine released the Wolverine ESP 5000. When I first started researching the Wolverines, there was a wonderful post on Amazon.com that referred to the MVP as a "Swiss Army Knife" of sorts, which mirrored my thoughts exactly after working with it on an extended basis. If you ever need to backup your digital photos on the road, backup your data, or relax with a video, Wolverine has couple of very nice pups indeed! 

Harris Fogel, Posted 11/27/2006

With the introduction of the Olympus E-1 DSLR system, Olympus sought to bring unity and sophistication to the myriad approaches to lens and sensor design in the industry and helped to found the Four Thirds specification and consortium. In this interview with John Knaur of Olympus, we discuss the current state of the Four Thirds system, the differences between CMOS and CCD technology, and the status of Olympus new products. Recorded at the Photokina Conference in Köln, Germany, in October 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 11/26/2006 (12:51)

One of the most important aspects of the digital photography revolution was the ability to create books of your own images without the need for a publisher, or even the need to have a press run. In this interview with Eric Kunsman of Booksmart Studio, we discuss the rise of the fine-edition book. In the past, an artist didn't have too many choices if they wanted a book of their work, but with the advent of digital imaging technology, everyone from photographers to scrapbookers are creating their own books. Recorded at the Photokina Conference in Köln, Germany, in October 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 11/26/06 (11:07)

 

One of the pioneers of digital photography, Stephen Johnson's high-resolution digital photographs of the National Parks helped to rewrite our understanding of the parks themselves, and of the potential of digital photography to revolutionize our understanding of the world around us. In this interview with Stephen Johnson, we discuss his career as a photographer, educator, and his newest book, titled aptly enough, Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography, published by O'Reilly Media. Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo Conference in New York City, in November 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 11/26/2006 (14:46)

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