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Sparrow for iPhone is perhaps one of the most highly anticipated iPhone app launches in recent memory. The success the client has found on OS X is nothing short of awesome — and for good reason. Sparrow is a beautifully designed mail app, and one that in many ways, functions better than the default (and bloated) Mail.app. On the desktop, Sparrow is hands down faster, sleeker, and better looking anything we’ve seen on OS X. And now, the same can be said for the iPhone. But great design aside, the move to the small screen didn’t go without a hitch.…

Urbanears is a fashion conscious headphone manufacturer that looks to make the experience of listening to and wearing headphones more colorful and fun. The outward variations in color immediately signal this. Though, what about the sound quality? Fit? Value? Hardware & Fit The Plattan are supra-aural (sit on the ears) headphones. What we quickly found (and didn’t like) is that the pressure of the headband isn’t high enough. The end result is that in order to get decent sound you have to adjust and literally push them onto your ears until they somewhat hold their position. In their stock form,…

Tweetbot 2.0 has been teased around twitter for the last couple of weeks. Though if you follow either @tapbots_paul or the official @tweetbot account, you’ll know the taunting has been especially brutal the last couple of weeks. But the waiting is finally over. Tweetbot 2.0 is here. Hop past the break for a breakdown of the new features and screenshots…

In the custom PC world, overclocking is the name of the game for the hardest of hardcore users. Wringing out extra performance from your hardware — for free — is one of the best feelings in the world. The only problem: increasing CPU speed and voltage means extra heat. While the most extreme PC enthusiasts will immediately look towards custom water cooling loops as they offer the most options and performance. But, what if you’re just dipping your toes into this whole custom PC thing. That’s where high-end air coolers such as the NZXT Havik 140 come into play. Step…

Windows is a complicated beast. It’s open to anyone and everyone meaning each and every experience can be custom tailored. The downside, of course, is that maintaining performance (either by the end user or professional PC repairmen) becomes exponentially more difficult and convoluted. A growing number of people know how to tweak Windows’ inner settings to extract the most performance out of Redmond’s OS. But for a still very large group of people, keeping Windows in tip-top shape as well as customizing the core OS to suit personal tastes is a trip into the unknown. TuneUp Utilities has been on…

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