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If you take photos, you should check out Noiseless, the brand new Mac app from Macphun. It requires Yosemite. It eliminates noise from your pictures, those little dots that make them fuzzy-looking. Most frequently they show up in photos taken inside where there is no adequate light source. I love using this. I just drag and drop my photo and it appears on the screen showing my photo cleaned up on one side and the original version on the other. If I like it, I just save it and it is a new, clean photo. You can also crop or share your photo from the application. Now for the very best part, right now you can download an early preview version for free.
Pages 5.5.2 for the Mac is a very capable word processor, and it's full of all sorts of abilities you might not have thought about. In the following tutorial Nancy Carroll Gravley will show you how you can control the number of rows and columns in a table, create a formula, and share your documents within Pages.
Penclic has released a mini wireless keyboard with normal size keys that can be used with either battery power or connected to your Mac via USB for continuous use. There are a lot of really good things to say about this keyboard, however there are also a couple of important issues that Penclic could have addressed to make it much easier to use.
The Satechi 10 Port Premium Aluminum Hub has seven USB 3.0 ports and three USB charger ports, one of which provides 2.1 amps. It is compact and sleek and its aluminum finish matches Macs beautifully. Best of all, each port is clearly labelled and there is ample space between the ports.
X-Doria has released a beautiful new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus case called the Defense Shield. It meets military standard 810G for drops, features an aluminum outer bumper, and is available in silver, gold, and red. The IPhone is easy to insert and remove.
Kenu's Stance Tripod is small, folds up, and in a pinch, will (wait for it...) open bottles. It is small as a pack of gum, very sturdy, and lightweight. The Lightning connector's design holds the iPhone securely.
iBOLT has released a new car dock for iPhones (5 thru 6 Plus) called the iPro2. Many people will find that it is the perfect dock for their needs. iBOLT seems to have thought of everything, even including an integrated Lightning connector. It even works with an iPhone in a heavy duty protective case.
Pyle Audio has released a digital thermometer that works with iOS devices. It allows users to take a temperature in seconds without difficulty for the user or trauma to the patient. The free IOS app keeps a log of each patient's history. There are no moving parts that a child could remove. Amazon's price is very good, and Nancy recommends it.
The Q card case for iPhone 6 Plus from CM4 holds three cards/cash, provides drop protection, and has a very clever way to provide a kickstand with two position options. A screen protector and a micofiber cleaning cloth are provided. It comes in five colors, and Nancy liked it.
Griffin’s Survivor Slim for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus provides serious drop protection (MIL-STD 801G), works with the fingerprint scanner, is fairly light weight, and, as a bonus, is actually easy to remove from the package without the aid of a chain saw. It's easy to insert the iPhone, but getting it out is not. The surface texture affords a great grip. Nancy Gravley fills us in.