UX Write: A First Class Word Processor for iPad, Part 2

4:15 PM, Mar. 20th, 2013 · · In-Depth Review

UX Write for iPad Review, Part II

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.

CalDigit AV Pro: Substantial Performance with a Price to Match

9:20 AM, Mar. 14th, 2013 · · In-Depth Review

CalDigit AV Pro

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.

Intego’s New Mac Security Package is Important for Newbies

5:30 PM, Feb. 27th, 2013 · · In-Depth Review

Review: MISP 2013

In the current Internet threat environment, a security package that scans for incoming malware is essential. However, if security software is too technical or confusing, customers, especially those new to the Mac, won't use it. Intego has set out to change all that.

Clarm for iOS: Time, Weather, Alarm & Calamity

2:45 PM, Feb. 26th, 2013 · · In-Depth Review

Clarm for iOS, Date, Time, Weather: review

Clarm for iOS is a Universal app that features date, time, weather and alarms, all overlaid on drop-dead gorgeous photographic backgrounds. However, for a beautiful and simple app, it also has several serious weaknesses.

NewerTech NuScribe Stylus: Slim, Elegant & Low Price

3:30 PM, Feb. 19th, 2013 · · In-Depth Review

NewerTech NuScribe Review

The NuScribe stylus is a slim, ballpoint pen lookalike. It has a traditional black ballpoint on the slender end and a rubber stylus at the top next to the pocket clip. It's designed to look good, but best of all, it's extraordinarily inexpensive at US$9.00

NewerTech Pad Protector for iPad mini: Luxurious Leather

4:30 PM, Feb. 4th, 2013 · · In-Depth Review

Newer Technology has just introduced a full leather folio case for the iPad mini. There is no inner plastic shell that needs to be clipped on; instead, a small flap keeps the iPad in place. A magnet enables sleep/wake, and there are two landscape orientations. A screen protector is included.