Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac

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at 03:07pm October 3 2013
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KEY INFO Developer: Kaspersky Labs Price: £39.99 (per year); £49.99 for three computers REQUIREMENTS OS: OS X 10.6 or later Requires: 1GB RAM, 350MB hard disk space There’s always a question mark in many Mac users’ minds over whether they need to run anything to protect them from malware. What should be obvious, however, is there are lots of threats out there, and some that are specific to Mac. Kaspersky Internet Security…

Logic Pro X

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at 03:01pm October 3 2013
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KEY INFO Developer: Apple Price: £140 REQUIREMENTS OS: OS X 10.8.4 or later Requires: 4GB RAM, 5GB disk space (35GB for additional optional content) With Logic Pro X, Apple has narrowed the gulf between GarageBand (famously friendly) and Logic Pro (famously not). But this isn’t Logic remade as a GarageBand Pro. Thankfully, all of Logic’s familiar features remain, and all that’s missing is support for 32-bit plugins. The redesigned and simplified interface…

Ember

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at 02:56pm October 3 2013
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KEY INFO Developer: Realmac Software Price: £35 REQUIREMENTS OS: OS X 10.8.3 or later Requires 21.8MB of hard disk space, 64-bit processor Ember is a kind of digital scrapbooking application designed to help you keep track of all those things you might otherwise file and forget about. The application allows you to easily document and sort screengrabs, websites and images. Setup is easy and you can add browser plug-ins for Safari…

Sound Blaster EVO Zx

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at 02:50pm October 3 2013
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 Manufacturer: Creative Labs Price: £200 SPECIFICATIONS Drivers 40mm FullSpectrum Connectivity Bluetooth, USB, 3.5mm jack Frequency Response 20Hz–20kHz Battery life Up to 8 hours EVO Zx, the latest in Creative Labs’ high-quality consumer-level headset range, has a superb pedigree and a feature set to match. It’s Bluetooth, but also offers USB and 3.5mm cable connections. AptX Bluetooth codec is supported, so you can stream CD-quality music from your Mac. A…

Hazel 3.1.2

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at 02:43pm October 3 2013
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 Manufacturer: Noodlesoft Price: $28 (about £19) REQUIREMENTS OS: OS X 10.7+ Computers were supposed to make everything easier, but one thing they’ve not stopped is the accumulation of junk. The only difference is you now have files all over your Mac rather than on your desk. With Hazel, you can create rules and point them at folders, automating tedious tasks and freeing up time. At its most basic, Hazel is…

MacFamilyTree 7

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at 02:39pm October 3 2013
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 Developer: Synium Software Price: £42 SPECIFICATIONS OS: OS X 10.7.5 or later Requires: 500MB disk space MacFamilyTree has always proved rewarding yet frustrating to use, and version 7 continues in that vein. This latest iteration introduces some new and interesting features, but not all of these hit the heights of excellence in their execution. MacFamilyTree 7 opens with a slight design refresh, with the left-hand sidebar now divided into four vertical…

Urban Weather Station

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at 02:32pm October 3 2013
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KEY INFO Manufacturer: Netatmo Price: £140 SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions: (Indoor module) 45×45×155mm (Outdoor module) 45×45×105mm Sensors: Temperature, humidity, barometer, CO2 meter, sound meter Urban Weather Station consists of two aluminium monoliths, one for inside your house, the other for outside. The battery-powered outdoor device communicates wirelessly with the indoors one, which is mains- or battery-powered. The indoors station connects to your Wi-Fi network to broadcast its data to Netatmo’s cloud service, which…

Signature Series D5xm & DSxm

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at 02:27pm October 3 2013
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KEY INFO Manufacturer: Creative Price: £440 (D5xm £280, DSxm £160) SPECIFICATIONS Bluetooth: 2.1 + EDR (AVRCP) Dimensions: D5xm soundbar: 425x103x100mm; DSxm subwoofer: 220x220x290mm Weight: D5xm: 2.28kg; DSxm: 4.63kg Creative’s Signature Series speakers are the company’s flagship products, and with good reason. The D5xm soundbar and DSxm subwoofer combo here is brilliant in almost every respect. The D5xm is the first wireless soundbar speaker to offer room calibration, a feature usually associated with high-end hi-fi and…

Logitech Harmony Ultimate

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at 02:15pm October 3 2013
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 Manufacturer: Logitech Price: £229 IN THE BOX Harmony Hub R, remote control 2 x IR mini blasters Charging station USB cable 2 x AC adapters This remote control costs nearly the same as an iPad; can that price be, ahem, remotely justified? Yes it can. Say you have a moderately complex home cinema setup – an Apple TV and a PS3 plugged into a TV, with some external speakers, for instance. As with…

13-inch MacBook Air, mid-2013

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at 02:05pm October 3 2013
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 Manufacturer: Apple Price: £1,129 SPECIFICATIONS Processor: 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000 Memory: 4GB It’s amazing how quickly Apple’s innovative designs become commonplace. When the MacBook Air was first released in 2008, there was little else like it. An ultra-portable notebook that was thin and light enough to carry around all day, but without the cheap-and-nasty feel of the netbooks that were popular back then. Five years…

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