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Sure, Apple lets you choose your own keyboard in iOS 8, but it doesn't mean they made it easy to see how. TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous guides you through installing a third-party keyboard on your iOS device, and gives you a suggestion on a free keyboard to take for a spin.
The Mac Observer's Chuck La Tournous joined TMO Alumnus Ted Landau, Joe Kissell and host Chuck Joiner on the latest edition of The MacJury. The panel pontificated on new iPhones and analyzed the long term implications of the new "i-less" offerings: Apple Pay and Apple Watch.
Macworld has shuttered its print magazine and laid off most of its staff. Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous shares some of the details and looks back at the magazine that was born with the Mac and the people who made it worth reading for over 30 years.
The iPod wasn't just another MP3 player, the iPhone wasn't just another smartphone and the iPad wasn't a tablet computer. So then, the 'iWatch' won't be yet another a smart watch -- even if it wraps around your wrist and tells you the time. Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous throws in his two cents about today's Apple announcement just in time for you to tell him just how wrong he was.
TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous will be on hand at tonight's New Jersey Mac Users Group meeting to deliver his "Tech vs. Wild" presentation. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and Chuck's presentation is scheduled to start at 8. NJMUG meets on the second Tuesday night of each month at the Clifton Public Library in Clifton, NJ.
Skiva's upcoming OctoFire Turbo USB charger promises to deliver an "optimal, intelligent" charge to up to eight USB devices at once. TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous got a first look at the stylish charger that could put an end to the fight over whose iPhone gets the electic outlet first.
"If it's too loud, you're too old" doesn't mean much if what you're listening to is distorted and fuzzy. Fortunately, IK Multimedia's new iLoud mobile monitor (you can call it a speaker) delivers a crystal clear, blow-the-door-off-the-hinges output and a built-in feature that has a special appeal to Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous and other iRig-loving musicians.
Parallels, the folks famous for their Windows (and other OS) virtualization for the Mac, released version 1.1 of Parallels Access on Tuesday. Access is an iPad app that "applifies" Windows and Mac applications from the desktop, making them easy to, well, access and use on your iPad. The new version offers beter Windows support, additional languages, improved networking and more pricing options.
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"Applify?" We were skeptical too, but it turned out to be more than just marketing spin. Count on the geniuses at Parallels to make something as dry and cumbersome as remote access something that's actually fun to use.
If getting organized is on your to do list for the New Year, Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous says the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 will help you stick to your resolution well after the last strains of "Auld Lang Syne" have faded into the winter night.
Automatic is a gadget with a companion iOS app that gives just about any car built since 1996 advanced features, including some that even address the "nut behind the wheel." Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous takes Automatic out for a spin and comes back impressed with its style, fuel-saving behavior modification, and the ability to answer that age-old question: "Does anybody remember where we parked?"