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David has been covering Apple and how to get the most out of its products since 2005. Now a freelance tech writer, he runs Finer Things in Tech, jots down thoughts at DavidChartier.com, occasionally starts outlining the great American tech novel, and might still get to snowboard Breckenridge one more time.

Apple Updates MobileMe Backup to 3.2

Apple has updated Backup, one of the overlooked perks of MobileMe, to version 3.2. The update is about par for the course, including reliability improvements...

Portable, Social Document Scanner Doxie Begins Shipping

You probably never thought that your scanner could be "social," able to automatically upload documents to the likes of Flickr, Google Docs, Twitter, Evernote...

BitDefender Releases Antivirus for Mac, Boot Camp Users

If you're concerned about maintaing the most secure Mac possible--or perhaps you live or work on both Windows and Mac OS--BitDefender would like to talk to you...

IPad Cases Proliferate: Our Second Roundup

The first iPad reviews are out, but none of them tackle the most critical question to ask when purchasing this new device: What are you going to carry it in?

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Many Tricks Releases Leech 2.0 Download Assistant

Most browsers these days can download files just fine, but what if you need a little extra oomph for getting the download job done? Leech is a “download...

Mariner's MacJournal Comes to the IPhone

Mariner Software’s MacJournal has long been an “iPhoto for journaling.” It's a powerful text editor that features support for multiple journals, blogging, rich...

Need an IPad Case? Take Your Pick

So you've pre-ordered your iPad, or there'll be one with your name on it at the local Apple Store. You've combed apple.com/ipad more times than you can count...

TextExpander 3 Saves You From More Tedious Typing

TextExpander from SmileOnMyMac is the ultimate macro tool. It lets you create snippets of frequently used text or images, then instantly paste said snippets into...

Valve: Steam, Games Coming to Mac in April

Well, that was quick. After gamers found "evidence" that Valve may bring some of its wildly successful gaming products to the Mac, and Valve teased as much last...

Report: Valve's Portal 2 to Appear on Mac

First, inquisitive gamers found “evidence” that Valve might bring Steam, its popular Windows game store, to the Mac, and it was good. Then, Valve seeded some...

Why Is 2010 Is Right for Valve and Gaming on the Mac

Like most Mac-slinging gamers, I’m forced to resort to Boot Camp to satiate my penchant for playing hero, monster, and zombie apocalypse survivor.

Valve May Soon Raise the Crowbar for Mac Gaming

Last week, enterprising gamers discovered some "evidence" that Steam, Valve's popular "App Store for games," might be coming to the Mac. On Wednesday, Macworld...

Valve's Steam Virtual Store May Come to the Mac

Gaming on the Mac has certainly improved in recent years, with more big name titles like BioShock crossing the void from Windows at a speedier pace (read: two...

Major Publishers' Sexy IPhone Apps Escape Purge?

Apple made headlines again last week with another round of App Store censorship. Falling under Apple's banhammer this time were adult content apps that feature...

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Guber Grills Apple on Its Top 10 Issues

John Gruber, the Daring Fireball himself, stowed his keyboard and took a Macworld Expo stage on Friday evening to spell out the top 10 problems plaguing Apple...