The Das Keyboard Model S Professional for the Mac is, on one hand, a throwback to earlier times. On the other hand it’s one of the best keyboards on the market right now. David Winograd takes a look and tells you why.
Our in-depth, hands-on review of the Nest Learning Thermostat. In Part I, we show you what comes in the box, walk you through installation, and give our first impressions of this nifty, smart, network-attached device.
Living Earth for iOS shows the Earth at a glance, global climate parameters plus local time and weather. It’s a simple, focused, informative and beautiful app that you’ll want to move to your home page.
The Tiffen Company, developer of Photo fx Ultra, has over 70 years of association with professional and amateur photographers. It is with this long legacy of providing optical filters, that allows them to be perfectly suited to deliver digital optical filters to devices such as the iPhone, or in this case the iPad. That is, of course, unless you require pinch and zoom functionality.
Projectbook by Theory.io for the iPad is a fairly extensive and feature-rich app that organizes the notes and To-Dos in support of a serious project. That is, rather than focus on a few simple tasks in a simple way, it ties together many functions that a real project might entail. As such, despite the low price, the casual user may find it to be overkill.
GoSmart has introduced a pair of styluses that advance the stylus technology by using a Teflon impregnated stainless steel nib. It looks like a miniature radio antenna, but has very specific design elements that assist the stylus user. Plus, they look good and feel good in the hand.
Consider: an earbud set perfectly paired to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch? You know it’s not the pair Apple gave you. With a tangle-resistant cord, great sound quality and accents to match your i-device, a-JAYS Four just may have out-Appled Apple.
Infinite Flight for the iPad is a flight simulator/game for iOS that offers several different kinds of aircraft and airport locations. While seemingly impressive, it has some serious problems compared to its competition.
The world of iPad children’s books is changing. Perhaps it’s time to say goodbye to small firms publishing one or two books and hello to the Walmartization of the children’s book industry where intellectual property is provided by aggregators such as Ruckus Reader. In this illustrated review, David Winograd takes a hard look at Ruckus Readers and finds both advantages and problems with the concept.
The movement to Solid State Drives (SSD) in our Macs is now in full force. Other World Computing has introduced an SSD card designed for the PCIe slot of a Mac Pro or an Xserve that is plug-and-play and ridiculously fast. Here’s the in-depth review by John Martellaro.
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