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Announcing Web Designer News: curated news for designers

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The internet is overflowing with ideas, news and perspective on basically every topic imaginable. But much of the web’s daily deluge of information is recycled or diluted.

Especially if you have a real passion for something.

The constant skimming of mindless aggregators, RSS and up-vote feeds looking for something meaningful can leave you wanting.

After all, the best insight usually comes from other people who share your passion; musicians sharing what their fellow artists and friends are listening to; politicos with their favorite roster of reporters and analysts and Apple fans have the Cult of Mac team.

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Quickly recover your lost files with FonePaw Android Data Recovery

Ever accidentally delete data from your phone? We thought so.

Ever accidentally delete data from your phone? We thought so.

This post is brought to you by FonePaw, maker of Android Data Recovery.

All our smartphones have a limited amount of storage space. And I for one regularly purge my phone data of unnecessary stuff I no longer think I’ll need. But have you ever deleted a contact or a message thread, then wished you had it back? FonePaw Android Data Recovery is designed for just that scenario.

It’s the ultimate data-recovery software for Android smartphones and tablets — a must-have tool that efficiently recovers deleted or lost files from your device, with an uncomplicated user interface that is easy to navigate. All you need to do is plug in your phone to your home computer and allow Android Data Recovery to scan, retrieve and recover your lost files.

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Download and convert YouTube videos for free with MacX Video Converter Pro

Digiarty celebrates five years of creating great video download software with a fantastic free offer.

Digiarty celebrates five years of great video download software with a fantastic free offer.

This post is brought to you by Digiarty, creator of MacX Video Converter Pro.

Sometimes you see a great video online and you’ve just got to have your very own copy. MacX YouTube Downloader, a free tool from Digiarty, can make that happen. And if you want to take things a little further, companion software MacX Video Converter Pro can transform the videos you’ve downloaded into files that will work on all your devices.

Possibly the best part? Digiarty is celebrating its fifth birthday in style this week by giving away MacX Video Converter Pro!

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This app cleans out your digital junk drawers

Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro eliminates unwanted images in a snap.

Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro eliminates unwanted images in a snap.

This post is sponsored by Systweak Software, maker of Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro.

There was a time when people could keep track of their photos with a few shoeboxes in the closet. Now we live in the digital age where an average person will take thousands of photos each year — that’s a lot of shoeboxes.

Digital photography uses a lot less paper, but it still creates a big mess. Maybe that explains why Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro is currently ranked No. 7 on Apple’s list of the top 10 paid downloads in the Mac App Store. Its popularity speaks to just how common the problem of unwanted duplicate photos is.

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An Iron Man suit for your MacBook power supply

MeezyCube will protect your MacBook’s power supply.

MeezyCube will protect your MacBook’s power supply.

This post is brought to you by Bulwark Products, maker of MeezyCube.

Buying any Apple product — whether a phone, tablet or laptop — is an investment in quality. We pay a premium for the sake of a device that’s designed and built to last, perform and look good while doing so.

Unless, of course, you’re talking about the power supply that comes with any MacBook. Somehow, Cupertino’s hardware wizards haven’t been able to move us beyond an unwieldy, tentacled plastic brick whose white plastic quickly gets scuffed up and filthy.

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5 proven SEO tips to boost your site’s search rankings right now

These tips will boost your SEO immediately

These tips will boost your SEO immediately.

This post is brought to you by SEO PowerSuite, an all-in-one suite of powerful yet easy-to-use Mac SEO tools.

As Google changes its algorithms, website operators who want to land a prized top spot in search results must update their approaches to publishing and search engine optimization, or SEO.

Google’s goal is to return helpful search results to its users. Understanding how Google determines what sites are relevant is critical if you want to raise or maintain your site’s organic visibility.

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Memories photo scanner brings your old photos into digital world

Memories Photo Scanner makes it easy to digitize your pictures. Photo: Idea Solutions

Memories Photo Scanner makes it easy to digitize your pictures. Photo: IdeaSolutions

This post is brought to you by IdeaSolutions, creator of Memories Photo Scanner.

Do you have a bunch of old photographs — you know, photos printed on paper — stored away in photo albums or yellowing in cupboards? Pictures you wish to see again and share instantly, the way you do with digital photos through apps and social media?

Photo-scanning app Memories makes bringing old photos into the digital world incredibly easy. Using the app on your iPhone, you can scan up to 15 photos per minute. And the results are awesome.

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4K Video Downloader makes it easy to grab YouTube videos

4K Video Downloader makes it easy to grab videos from YouTube and other services. Photo: OpenMedia

4K Video Downloader makes it easy to grab videos from YouTube and other services. Photo: OpenMedia

This post is brought to you by OpenMedia, creator of 4K Video Downloader.

Do you want a copy of a YouTube video on your iPad, iPhone or other device? 4K Video Downloader allows you to download video, audio and subtitles from YouTube and other services. The easy-to-use Mac software lets you grab media files of the highest possible quality, as quickly as your computer and connection will allow.

Downloading is simple and straightforward: Just copy the video link from your browser and click the Paste URL button into 4K Video Downloader.

4K Video Downloader does the rest!

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Free up space on your iPhone with Duplicate Photos Fixer

Photo: Duplicate Photo Fixer

Photo: Duplicate Photo Fixer

This post is brought to you by Systweak Software, creator of free iOS app Duplicate Photo Fixer.

If your iPhone is short on storage, it’s most likely crammed with pictures and videos — especially if you’re not prone to sorting your photos manually. In fact, photos and videos typically occupy more than 50 percent of storage space on iOS devices, according to Systweak Software. And up to 10 percent of the photos could be duplicates created inadvertently during the simple act of shooting or editing pictures with your iPhone.

Luckily, Systweak Software’s free Duplicate Photos Fixer makes it easy to locate, evaluate and delete duplicate photos. The iOS app is a quick and simple way to recover valuable storage space and organize your photos.

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Short film Life on Trial spoofs a murderous case of internet lag

Photo: Life on Trial

In short film Life on Trial, a gamer deals with the devastating effects of lag. Photo: Life on Trial

This post is brought to you by TeliaSonera International Carrier.

If your internet service provider faced a trial, would it be found guilty of sucking?

That’s the cheeky question posed by satirical short film Life on Trial, a goofball riff on classic courtroom dramas. Only in this trial, the victim is a video game character — Poanbone the Smashivator — and the defendant is the game’s creator, who skimped on network services.

The murder weapon? A serious case of lag.

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