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Logitech ushers in sub-$100 Harmony uber-remotes for everything

Sometimes we love the world’s first peripherals maker, Logitech – now they’ve introduced new versions of the super-duper Logitech Harmony TV remote control system – at under $100.

The Logitech Harmony 600 Remote and Logitech Harmony 650 Remote are both easy to set-up and use, and will control nearly all the entertainment devices you have in your home – from the stereo to the TV to the DVD player and more.

“Why have one remote for the TV, one for the DVR, one for your DVD player and one for your A/V deck?” asks Ashish Arora, vice president and general manager of Logitech’s digital home group. Clearly that’s a rhetorical question – we’re on a constant quest for one remote to rule them all.

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AAPL histories: An essential selection

Apple is at once the world’s most secretive company while also being the one which generates more column inches than any other firm on the planet. Millions of people worldwide are fascinated by what happens in Cupertino, even if they don’t use the disruptive products invented there.

What follows are six of the most essential titles any Apple watcher should read and own if they really want to build up their understanding of the company.

We’ve been watching Apple at work and play for a long, long time. We consider these to be the key titles to help boost understanding of the history and philosophy of the company.

We know that Mac website editors across the planet have a few books forever in the shelf behind their desk, and we figured it would be of some interest if told you which books they are.

So, whether it’s to satisfy your own curiousity, or for a Christmas or birthday present for an Apple fan, we think you really can’t go wrong with any one or all of these titles. Read on…

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Five Mac essentials for healthy digital living

There’s as many ways to use your Mac as there are Mac users using the Mac – there’s no one true path in a user-centric OS – this isn’t the Windows way. All the same, there’s always a few essentials that can boost productivity, secure data, generally improve your Mac experience in every way.

We’ve been considering this for a while, and what follows is a short collection of ideas we think most Mac users should consider if they want to improve their experience, starting with that often over-looked but perhaps most critical investment any Mac user should make before crashing the cash on a new computer – more memory.
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CoverScout 3 – the essential iTunes tool

Introduced last week CoverScout 3 is a reliable and effective tool for anyone with an iTunes collection who needs to keep it as up-to-date as possible.

Developed by Germany’s equinux, the software is extremely capable at what it does, which is to fill in the gaps for appropriate album art for your music collection.

The software’s come an awful long way since it made its debut on the Mac a few years ago – searches are much faster than before, and can be automated – basically hit a button and the software will complete your album art selection quickly for you.

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