Ulysses III is a complete rewrite of the legendary Ulysses II writing tool. It uses a wide range of OS X technologies to create a focused, elegant writing environment. By using Markdown, it separates how the document looks from the content. Version 1.0.1 is missing a few minor features, but is a solid and impressive initial release. John Martellaro liked it a lot.
There are times when the iPad or iPhone user needs a stylus. And because stylus technology has come a long way in terms of the design, craftsmanship and the nib material, they're even more fun to use. The LYNKtec TruGlide Pro, with a 5 mm microfiber tip, is the best pure stylus John Martellaro has ever used. Here's his review.
Forget warp drive, Mr. Fission and flying cars. For a real glimpse of tomorrow's technology today, it's hard to imagine anything cooler than charging your iPhone with a tablespoon of water. Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous looks at the PowerTrekk -- a hydrogen fuel cell that's barely indistiguishable from magic.
Those mostly awesome tabletop optical projectors that are used for presentations are bright but are still fairly expensive. For certain uses, it's often handy to have a handheld device that can attach to an iPhone. The ipico handheld projector is about the size of the iPhone and can throw an image over 6 ft. with good visibility in darkened conditions. Currently available for iPhone 3GS, 4 and 4S.
There are occasions when a photographer, cinematographer, astronomer, real estate agent, gardner, pilot or architect needs to know a lot more about the Sun's position than simply sunrise and sunset. Sun Seeker by Ajnaware Pty Ltd in Sydney, Australia tells you almost everything you can know about the position of the Sun for any day of the year. Plus, augmented reality allows you to find the Sun even on a cloudy day.
The Profectus suede leather wallet/cases for iPhone 4/4S and 5 are slip-in style cases that include room for two cards. The cases, which provide a snug fit for the iPhones, are as soft and pliable as butter.
UX Write for the iPad is an excellent word processor for the iPad and includes Dropbox support. Last summer, it was reviewed by The Mac Observer and given a Solid rating. Since then the author has continuously improved this app, and now it includes the ability to export in the .docx format. This Part II is an update to the current state of the app and includes a revised rating.
Quirky’s Keeper iPhone 5 case offers a new spin on a combination iPhone case and wallet. The concept is good, but the product needs a bit of improvement.
The new AV Pro external drive enclosure from CalDigit offers impressive USB 3.0 speed along with convenient FireWire 800 compatibility, but its lack of user-replaceable drives means that only professionals with the highest performance requirements, and budgets, will be eager to pick one up.
The Cally app for iOS is a units and currency converter plus a scientific calculator. It is brilliant at conversions, but flubs badly as a calculator. John Martellaro explains why the calculator part needs a complete overhaul.
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