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Filemaker Bento

iWork's Missing Piece

Apple 1.6GHz MacBook Air

Lightweight or Airhead? The world’s thinnest laptop is a little thin on “depth” and “features” too.

Portable 'Pod Performers

 When you’re on the road, and you’ve finally arrived at your hotel room, unpacked your things, and clicked on the TV to see what’s on, it finally hits you—that feeling that you’re someplace unfamiliar, someplace strange. The best way to cure that feeling of displacement? Music. Bust out your iPod and some portable speakers, and fill your room with audible comfort. We’ve found a pair of portable speaker sets that are both quite capable of being your best buddy during your travels.

Gotta-Have-It Graphic Utility

VMware Fusion

The World of Windows on Your Mac

Plant Tycoon

A relaxing time spent watering and pruning. Ah, the life!  For many, spending time in a garden pruning, watering, and planting can be a serene and pleasing experience. But if you’re stuck inside or you just lack a green thumb, there’s Plant Tycoon. This game from Last Day of Work does a nice job of capturing the essence of gardening, without dirtying your hands. Watch Grass Grow! (it's fun, we promise.)

Get Your iLife in Gear

All the gear you'll need to become the ultimate iLife user.

HP Officejet J5780

Just the Fax, Ma'am

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It’ll wake you up, all right—if the bright display lets you get to sleep.  The iLuv i166’s retro circular design is a nice break from the current set of shoebox-shaped alarm clock iPod docks glutting the market. But when the room lights go out, the problems of the device shine through. Even though you have the option of dimming the blue display, the choices seem to be bright and oh-my-God-my-eyes! bright. Covering the display negates the reason for having a clock in the first place, and moving the i166 across the room brings up a new issue: The display is unreadable at about 10 feet. You’ve basically traded your alarm clock for a bright blue night light.

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Yahtzee

 Yahtzee is another childhood favorite being reintroduced to today’s gadget-laden iPod generation. We grew up huddling together on cold winter floors, rolling dice for the chance at five-of-a-kind. (This was before iPods and global warming, mind you.) Now iPod owners can experience the same thrill on a bus (or in class) without a dice-ready surface.