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    Amazon Kindle for Mac adds gesture support, we flick through some books

    By 11 September 2012

    Amazon Kindle for Mac has added gesture controls for Lion and Mountain Lion users, so Pocket-lint fired up the app to see whether it makes a difference. The new app hasn't really changed that much although it is also worth noting that if you've got a...

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    Facebook in OS X Mountain Lion details, we go hands-on

    By 25 July 2012

    Apple has confirmed to Pocket-lint that Facebook will be joining Twitter in being given system-level access to allow you to check and make status updates from anywhere at the click of a button. We've been playing with a developer preview of the new feature...

  • Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Apple OS X Mountain Lion review

    By 25 July 2012

    Mountain Lion is Apple's latest operating system and according to Apple heralds a new dawn in computing. Costing just £13.99, the question is not why should you upgrade, but what shiny new features will you get? We've been living with the full retail...

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    Hands-on: Tweetbot for Mac review

    By 12 July 2012

    If you like Twitter, Tweetbot for the iPhone or iPad is one of the apps to have if you don't like the official Twitter experience, but can a desktop version of the popular app work? We've been playing with the new alpha build of the app to find out. Alpha,...

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    APP OF THE DAY: Cobook review (Mac)

    By 18 June 2012

    Easy access to your most important information is one of the benefits of modern devices, be it a smartphone or computer. Smartphones, thanks to their light take on things, often offer a solution that surpasses some of the more cumbersome desktop equivalents. ...

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    First Look: Apple OS X Mountain Lion review

    By 6 March 2012

    You always hear about the lion roaring, about the big noise the big cat makes, but you never really hear about the mountain lion. It is more of a reclusive animal, and it is fair to say that Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion takes a lot of cues from its namesake....

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    APP OF THE DAY: Fantastical review (Mac OS X)

    By 20 February 2012

    Sometimes the best apps aren't those that bring you a whole new range of features, but those that take something you already have and make it better. You'd think that the humble calendar would be immune from tinkering and modification, but if you're a...

  • Audio

    Spotify with apps pictures and hands-on

    By 1 December 2011

    According to Spotify “There’s a new world inside Spotify” and that means apps. But do you want them, are they any good, or is the music streaming service just jumping on the apps bandwagon in an attempt to make us all believe that it is something...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Apple Mac OS X Lion review

    By 20 July 2011

    Apple’s latest cat is out the bag and ready to roar. But should you upgrade and is it worth the cash? We’ve been living with the new OS since its first beta outing earlier in the year to find out. And now that the final version is out and ready to...

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    Skype for Mac 5 hands-on

    By 27 January 2011

    Huzzah, Skype 5 for Mac has come out of beta, and into the bona-fide real world of a finished product, but should you upgrade? Pocket-lint goes hands-on to find out. Quit your current copy of Skype for Mac, install the new one and double click on the...

  • Gaming

    Kinect 3D Viewer brings Kinect to the Mac, we go hands-on

    By 16 January 2011

    Microsoft Kinect continues to find itself popping up in a variety of places that isn’t the company’s Xbox 360, and the latest one is the Apple Mac. Thanks to a free app in the new Apple Mac App Store, Kinect Apple Mac users can now see what they look...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Apple iLife 11 review

    By 26 October 2010

    After a barrage of yearly updates, Apple has taken its time over the latest upgrade to its iLife package, but has it been worth the wait, and should you upgrade to the new iLife 11 over the iLife 09 you've probably been using? We've been playing with...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    FaceTime for Mac beta review

    By 20 October 2010

    Apple has done what people have been asking it to do since the launch of the Apple iPhone 4 in June - bring FaceTime to Mac. But what's it like? Well not ones to pass on the chance of trying new technology we jumped over to the Apple site, downloaded...

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    First Look: Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 review

    By 29 September 2010

    Apple will tell you that Office for Mac doesn’t need to exist, and for many, the iWork offering meets their needs. But for many Mac users, the familiarity of Microsoft Office gained in schools and the workplace is easy to cross over to the Mac - be...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Apple Aperture 3 - Mac review

    By 10 March 2010

    There are some kinds of software that not even the mighty Apple can make user-friendly, no matter how hard it tries. That doesn't stop Aperture 3 being a very good desktop application, but straightforward it certainly isn't. The principles are all there,...