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CrossOver 13 Lets You Install Windows Apps On Your Mac Without Boot Camp [Review]

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Thanks to the rise of the iPhone and iPad, Windows users are switching over the Mac in greater number than ever. If you’ve spent your entire computer life playing in Windows, you’ve probably accumulated quite a few apps in your toolkit that are Windows-only and letting them go during the switch ain’t easy.

For those Mac users that are having trouble letting go, but don’t want to throw down money on a new Windows-license just to use a couple apps, CrossOver 13 for Mac will let you install and run popular Windows software without having to reboot into a separate Windows partition.

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Explory Makes It Dead Easy To Create Long Interactive Stories With Your iPhone [Review]

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In an era where Snapchat and Instagram reign supreme with quick messaging and bite-size snapshots of stories, iPhone users looking for a free platform to share long stories have had to make do with ugly workarounds – like stuffing seven pictures into one tiny Instagram square.

No one has built a really great free iPhone app that allows users to effortlessly create and share long interactive stories. Explory is aiming to break into the category by helping users combine photos, video, text, music and narration to create more meaningful stories to share. But can a free app with limited editing features convince users to ditch their 10-second disappearing messages in favor of longer storytelling? We went hands on with Explory to see. Here’s what we found:

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Digiarty Software $2M Holiday Giveaway: Watch Your Festive DVDs On Your Mobile [Sponsored Post]

Digiarty Software $2M Holiday Giveaway: Watch Your Festive DVDs On Your Mobile [Sponsored Post]

This post is brought to you by Digiarty Software, creator of MacX DVD Ripper Pro.

Got a long trip to see the folks this holiday season, or gonna be spending a few days stuck inside the house? So why not rip some festive movies to your mobile device for watching on the plane, in the bus, or in the family log cabin in the middle of nowhere?

From now till December 31st, Digiarty Software is giving away free its MacX DVD Ripper 1000 copies per day in a holiday giveaway. Find out how to win here….

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Wow, This 1TB Samsung SSD Is a Great Deal at Just $515

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If you’re looking to upgrade your Mac with a high-capacity solid-state drive (SSD), this 1-Terabyte Samsung EVO-Series SSD on Amazon is a great deal. Normally $849.99, it’s just $514.99 and free shipping.

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Giveaway: Win An iPad Air & 5 Deals Of Your Choice From Inky Deals [Sponsored Post]

Giveaway: Win an iPad Air & 5 Deals of Your Choice from Inky Deals!

By entering this contest, automatically receive a pack of premium resources worth $55 for free. It comes from the Inky Deals best seller Full Design Library: $3,860 worth of Premium Resources for Only $49.

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How Apple Makes The New Mac Pro

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Written by Greg Keonig, product designer and publisher of Atomic Delights.

As a product designer, one of my favorite parts about any new Apple product launch is the inevitable “How it’s made” video. The Mac Pro incarnation did not disappoint.

What makes Apple fascinating is not that they are using some wiz-bang alien technologies to make things – even here in Portland, Oregon, all the technologies Apple shows in this video are in-practice across numerous local factories. What makes Apple unique is that they perform their manufacturing with remarkable precision and on a scale that is simply astonishing, using techniques typically reserved for the aerospace or medical device industries.

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Free Giveaway: This Halloween, R.I.P. All Your DVDs To Mac / iOS [Sponsored Post]

Free Giveaway: This Halloween, R.I.P. All Your DVDs To Mac / iOS [Sponsored Post]

This post is brought to you by Digiarty, creator of MacX DVD Ripper Pro.

Gonna watch some scary movies this Halloween? This week, leading multimedia software designer Digiarty is giving away for free its ultimate DVD ripper for Mac, MacX DVD Ripper Pro. You can rip all your horror DVDs to just about any file format for OS X and play your video nasties on any mobile device such as iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, Apple TV, or Android. And the MacX DVD Ripper Pro can rip all the latest encrypted and copy-protected DVDs as easily as a ghost can walk through a wall! This great offer lasts till November 4 — read on for details….

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Win Tickets To Silicon Valley’s Largest Mobile Internet Conference! Here’s How

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GMIC – Silicon Valley’s largest mobile internet conference – is about to get underway in just a few short weeks. Over 10,000 developers, executives, entrepreneurs and investors from all over the world will descend on San Francisco’s Moscone Center on October 21-23 to talk about all the latest changes in mobile.  Attendees will get to listen to speakers from Facebook, Qualcomm, Y-Combinator, PopCap, and many more, as well as party as hard as some Silicon Valley nerds can muster.

To hype up the conference GMIC hooked us up with two Golden Tickets (valued at $599) which we can’t wait to send to two lucky readers. But first, we just launched our awesome Cult of Mac Magazine in Newsstand a few weeks ago and would much rather promote it instead, so here’s how to enter our contest to win one of the GMIC tickets:

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Sync All Your iOS, Windows, Android And Cloud Files For Free With mconnect [Sponsored Post]

Sync All Your iOS, Windows, Android And Cloud Files For Free With mconnect [Sponsored Post]

If you are one of those people who have an iPhone or iPod for your telephony and music needs while out the house but still stubbornly keep a Windows desktop comp at home, perhaps for historical reasons or work purposes, you will most likely be missing out on a pile of great and super-convenient auto-syncing / streaming compatibilities of all your files, pics, videos, and so on that are the joy of Mac fans who use all Apple products.

Now, Korean tech company ConversDigital launches a new updated version of mconnect player free, which allows users to access media services and digital content anywhere, with any device, and “make connected digital media ubiquitous.”

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MacX Video Converter Pro All-In-One Video Downloader And Converter Free This Month [Sponsored Post]

MacX Video Converter Pro All-In-One Video Downloader And Converter Free This Month [Sponsored Post]

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

Ever had trouble watching videos with a bad connection on your phone, or wished you could rip any movie on your Mac and convert it to suitable format to view on your mobile devices any time? MacX Video Converter Pro lets you record just about any video in any file format you can think of, including TV shows, movies, your home videos, picture slideshows, and watch them, edit them, even add subtitles, across all your mobile devices. Normally $49.95, this month we’re giving away MacX Video Converter Pro for free….

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