Watch This: My Apple Watch Try-On and Ordering Experience

4:35 PM, Apr. 15th, 2015 · · In-Depth Review

The slab includes a display, an embedded Apple Watch, and a micro-USB port.

Dr. Mac says his entire Apple Watch try-on and ordering experience couldn’t have been smoother. In Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode #119 you'll hear about it along with tips for trying on and ordering your own Apple Watch, plus rare spycam footage of the mystical, magical watch drawers in the demo tables at Apple Stores.  

Step Aside Calendar, Fantastical 2 for the Mac is Here

11:19 AM, Mar. 25th, 2015 · · In-Depth Review

When Fantastical was first released it brought with it a fresh take on the Mac's Calendar thanks to its easy to use drop down menu view and natural language event entry system. Where the original made a great addition to Apple's Calendar apps, Fantastical 2 is an excellent replacement and shows just how much power you can pack into a minimalist interface. Is Fantastical 2 right for you? Read on to find out.

BrydgeAir Keyboard for iPad Air/Air 2: Almost Perfect

12:20 PM, Feb. 23rd, 2015 · · In-Depth Review

The original Brydge Keyboard was a nice product, but the company had grave customer service issues. Now, under new ownership, Brydge Global, the BrydgeAir BT keyboard for iPad continues its tradition of physical excellence with a model for the iPad Air and Air 2. Color matching and many small refinements have been added. 

Logitech Harmony Universal Remote Finally Gets It Right

5:30 PM, Dec. 26th, 2014 · · In-Depth Review

Harmony Ultimate Home universal remote

For years I’ve been searching for the perfect universal remote control, one that was easy to set up and manage, able to control all aspects of all of my audio and video components, and reliable enough that I could throw the device’s original remote in a drawer and never miss it. 

I finally found one -- and it's awesome -- but you'll have to read the column if you want to know more...

olloclip’s Lens Kit for iPhone 6: Familiar Optics, Mechanical Compromises

12:45 PM, Nov. 18th, 2014 · · In-Depth Review

olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens kit for iPhone 6 family - review

olloclip's new 4-in-1 Photo Lens kit for the iPhone 6 uses a new design that fits over both the FaceTime (front) and iSight (rear) cameras at the same time. A small adjustment is required for the iPhone 6 Plus. The system includes wide-angle, fisheye, 10x and 15x macro lenses. Here's John Martellaro's review that includes a discussion of the mechanical challenges in this new design.

iTunes 12 is Apple’s Worst Software Ever, Should Be Withdrawn

4:50 PM, Nov. 3rd, 2014 · · In-Depth Review

For many people, music is an important part of their lives. It's so important that Apple's iTunes should be the finest example of what Apple developers can build. It should be up to Apple's standards as best-in-class software. Unfortunately, iTunes 12 has a subpar user interface, and it is judged to be the worst software Apple has ever produced. It should be withdrawn from the market.

OS X Yosemite: The Quintessential Review

3:00 PM, Oct. 22nd, 2014 · · In-Depth Review

On October 16, Apple released OS X Yosemite which is version 10.10. John Martellaro has been beta testing since the first developer release and also testing with iOS 8. Here in this review is everything that he learned and how he sized up this stellar OS X release. Should you install it right away? Read on. 

Apple’s Silicone Case for iPhone 6/6 Plus: Good Looks, Modest Protection

3:30 PM, Oct. 15th, 2014 · · In-Depth Review

Apple iPhone 6 case review

Any case produced by Apple itself has to survive a fair amount of scrutiny. After all Apple makes the device the case is protecting. It has to work well in every way, from the out of box experience, to putting it on the device, to protecting the device it covers. Not surprisingly, Apple's iPhone 6 Silicone Case does stand up to scrutiny, assuming you're looking for a case that doesn't claim to take extreme punishment.

Seidio DILEX Pro Case for iPhone 6: Solid Protection, Great Grip

4:10 PM, Oct. 14th, 2014 · · In-Depth Review

Seidio's DILEX Pro case is an integrated two piece case for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. One of its features is a built-in metal kickstand. It can be purchased alone or bundled with a very nice plastic clip-in belt holster. Notable is the soft texture back and a great grip and feel.

‘Eight’ Wooden Acoustic Amplifier for iPhone Looks Amazing, Sounds OK

6:30 PM, Oct. 10th, 2014 · · In-Depth Review

'Eight' Wooden Acoustic Amplifier Looks Amazing, Sounds OK

Eight is the most unique iPhone accessory I've seen, and it's the most beautiful. Designed by Slovakian company Stark, Eight is a wooden acoustic amplifier/dock for your iPhone 5/5s/6. With the addition of the included Lightning cable, it's also a charging dock. It's hand crafted, made of gorgeous wood, is cleverly designed, feels amazing (seriously), and it sounds OK.