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    Novation Launch Provides Portable Audio Options

    With eight factory templates and eight more user templates, you could have as many as 448 controls in your arsenal at any one time—not too bad for a device that measures just a little over 9.5 inches long and 4.6 inches wide.

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    Actors Phone Home

    By using a product like LogMeIn or GoToMyPC, your home computer appears virtually on the desktop of your work computer. Then you can do anything remotely that you might do if you were really there.

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    Tiltpod Gives You a Tripod Anywhere

    Any video you make of yourself has to look good. One thing that can help: Gomite's Tiltpod.

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    Apps for the Big Apple

    Thanks to tons of applications for the iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, and Android phones, navigating the Big Apple is easier and more portable.

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    When Computers Crash

    All is not lost, however, even if you haven't backed up. When your computer crashes, some data, if not all, may be recoverable without going to an expensive data-recovery company.

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    The Sundance App Puts the Festival at Your Fingertips

    Trying to keep track of all the screenings, events, people, and parties at the Sundance Film Festival just got a little easier, if you happen to carry a smartphone.

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    The Play's the Thing...

    It's tough to write a critical review of Final Draft 8 when the screenwriting software—now with stage play and musical theater components—offers such elegant ease of use.

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    Watching Movies on a Budget

    As awards season sweeps in every year, I immediately start scheming how I can see as many movies as possible for as little money as possible.

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    Charting Your Career With Software

    It's called PerformerTrack, but it's really much more than just an "online version." For helping actors keep track of all aspects of their professional lives, it's one of the most comprehensive bits of software I've encountered.

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    Virtual Auditions: Future or Fad?

    More casting directors are using video submissions, but the real deal still matters most.