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iOS: The Multi-App Conundrum

10:25 AM, Jun. 7th, 2013 · Mark Greentree · Editorial

We often need multiple apps on our iPhone and iPads to perform the same functions a single app handles on our Macs. Mark Greentree thinks that's a problem leading to extra steps for what should be simple tasks, and to frustration for those of us that use iOS regularly.

iPad mini: It’s a Productivity Tool, Too

3:15 PM, Nov. 19th, 2012 · Mark Greentree · Analysis

iPad mini with virtual keyboard in landscape mode.

Think the iPad mini is just for watching videos, checking email, and posting to Twitter and Facebook? Think again. Mark Greentree put the mini to the task, and he found you can use Apple's smaller tablet for real work, too.

Numeric Notes App for OS X: A Symbiosis Of Text & Calculation

1:10 PM, Nov. 5th, 2012 · Mark Greentree · In-Depth Review

Apprium Numeric Notes

Many of us cringe at the very thought of evaluating our personal finances. It can be a daunting task that involves pen and paper, a spreadsheet and a calculator. But what if a single application could replace all those tools, and allow us to get the answers we seek significantly faster? Numeric Notes is an application that can undertake this very task. Its elegance and simplicity will allow you to concentrate on what matters most, your notes and associated calculations. That is if you are not overly concerned with exporting the content.

Create Magical Slideshows on the Mac With FotoMagico 4

2:00 PM, Oct. 26th, 2012 · Mark Greentree · In-Depth Review

Boinx FotoMagico 4

Photo slideshow applications are nothing new to the Mac. Even iPhoto does a reasonable job. But professional photographers and photo enthusiasts demand much more control than the basic applications can deliver. FotoMagico 4 delivers this control and takes the humble slideshow to a level worthy of the term professional.

You’re Always In The Picture With Snap Clap For iOS

1:25 PM, Oct. 12th, 2012 · Mark Greentree · In-Depth Review

Snap Clap For iOS

Every now and then an app will be released that is so simple, that many of us wonder why the feature is not already included in Apple’s default camera app? Snap Clap makes taking group photographs easy. Simply clap your hands when ready to capture the photograph and after a predetermined duration, between two and six seconds, your photograph will be captured. There is no longer any excuse for you not being included in your family photographs.

Near Perfect Audio: Philips DC390 Dual Clock Radio

1:30 PM, Oct. 5th, 2012 · Mark Greentree · In-Depth Review

Philips DC390 Dual Dock Clock Radio With Remote

It is a rare event when a humble alarm clock can invoke intrigue and excitement. The Philips DC390 will have you waking up, to the crystal clear music you love, with two completely charged iOS devices every day. That is unless you have upgraded to the iPhone 5 or listen to heavy metal music.

Colorize Your Photos With Color Splash For iPhone

12:45 PM, Sep. 28th, 2012 · Mark Greentree · In-Depth Review

Pocket Pixels Color Splash

Color Splash for iPhone allows you to colorize your images, your way. You will be able to highlight important elements in photographs by colorizing only specific areas of interest. The result is some amazingly stunning photographs, that up until only a few years ago, was the domain of high end software and very skilled individuals.

Penultimate: Just Shy Of The Ultimate iPad Note Taking App

12:44 PM, Sep. 21st, 2012 · Mark Greentree · In-Depth Review

Evernote's Penultimate for iPad

Penultimate, for iPad, is a perfect solution for anyone looking to take a note, or series of notes, and compile them into a collection of notepads for specific tasks. If you are studying, in school or business, or simply want to take notes and draw diagrams using a stylus or your finger then Penultimate may be the solution you are looking for. That is if you can do without keyboard input and are satisfied working primarily in portrait mode.