Sometimes you want all new Mac goodness, and sometimes you want a little upgrade or accessory action for that Mac. We've got you covered in both cases this week, along with the usual bevy of iOS accessories, one of which is especially useful if you drive a car from the 1990s.
Accounting is probably a chore to most of us (professional accountants aside), which is why we're thankful there are companies like Acclivity, who has just released their 2013 edition of AccountEdge Pro to tackle them on our Mac or iOS device.
We don’t know many tech journalists and developers who could survive without their favorite screen capture and annotation apps. But regular folks can get excited about the new Snagit 2.0 update released on Tuesday, which arrives with even more powerful image editing features than before.
Before Snow Leopard, OS X linked applications and their documents not just with file extensions, but also with unique codes that ensured a file would open in the application that created it. Many applications still assign these creator codes to documents, but since they’re no longer recognized by OS X, a PDF made in Acrobat might open in Preview. Magic Launch brings the good old days back—with a twist. It’s a handy System Preferences pane that binds documents to their parent applications or to any app you choose, all according to flexible rules you can customize to suit your workflow.
Time Machine, Time Capsule, and the proliferation of affordable and large-capacity external drives have finally gotten it through the general population’s heads that backing up your data is important. After all, every Mac has a hard drive, and every hard drive will one day go belly-up, so you might as well be prepared. But besides backing up data, it’s smart to keep your hard drive in tip-top shape with regular maintenance, and that’s where Drive Genius 2 comes in.