Ten One Mountie: Easily Hang an iPhone/iPad on a MacBook

7:00 PM, Jan. 22nd, 2015 · · Reviews

Ten One Designs has released the Mountie, a small gadget that solidly attaches an iPhone or iPad to your MacBook or iMac screen. Kelly has one and tries it out with a variety of devices. (Spoiler alert: Your iPad Air is in good hands. Or clips.)

Mac Owners Should Hold Off on New Samsung T1 Flash SSD

4:30 PM, Jan. 21st, 2015 · · Reviews

First experience with Samsung T1 Flash SSD

On January 20, Samsung announced what appears to be an exceptional new storage product, a one ounce USB 3 external Flash drive, essentially a portable Flash SSD, called the T1. John Martellaro did some testing and explains why Mac owners should defer a decision on this new product until more details are sorted out.

NuGuard KX Case for iPhone 6: Substantial Protection at Great Price

6:30 PM, Jan. 19th, 2015 · · Reviews

NuGuard KX case for iPhone 6: review

The NewerTech NuGuard KX case for iPhone 6 features a two layer energy absorbing shell that's still thin and light and yet meets the U.S. military drop test standard. Included is a three layer screen armor that's only 0.28 mm thick. The grip is excellent, and the Apple logo is revealed. John Martellaro thinks this is a great case.

BuQu Battery Case for iPhone 6 - Easy to Install and Remove

3:05 PM, Jan. 13th, 2015 · · Reviews

BuQu PowerArmour battery case

The iPhone 6 PowerArmour battery case from BuQu offers a lightweight, easy to use, battery case for the iPhone 6. In spite of the weight 3.7 ounces (91 grams) it provides days of back up power with a 2800 mAh capacity. The matte finish makes for a solid grip. A special mechanism makes it very easy to attach and remove.

Why Dr. Mac Thinks Redundant Backups are Essential

6:30 PM, Jan. 8th, 2015 · · Reviews

Data Rescue 3

Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus ended his last column with words that couldn’t have been more prescient: “I sleep better knowing that my data will survive almost any eventuality. So will you.” A few days after that he walked into my office to find an alarming onscreen alert: "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer." Thank heaven for Data Rescue.

The August Smart Lock for Doors: Convenient and Cool

4:30 PM, Dec. 31st, 2014 · · Reviews

If you haven't heard of the August Smart Lock, here's the scoop—it's a Bluetooth device that unlocks your door when you approach with your iPhone and relocks it a set number of minutes after you come home. It also lets you issue temporary electronic keys, so you can allow the cleaning lady in for a couple of hours and receive a notification when she leaves. Come on in for the whole review of this spiffy little gadget!

Belkin Portable Tablet Stage is a Boon for iPad Presentations

12:25 PM, Dec. 30th, 2014 · · Reviews

Belkin Portable Tablet Stage

The Belkin Portable Tablet Stage is an ideal accessory for anyone who teaches or makes frequent presentations using their iPad. It folds flat for easy carry and has a nice little feature that lets you instantly include paper images during your presentation by using the iPad's camera.

Logitech Harmony Universal Remote Finally Gets It Right

5:30 PM, Dec. 26th, 2014 · · Reviews

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...

Dr. Mac’s Tips for Maximizing and Adding Storage on iPhone and iPad

6:35 PM, Dec. 23rd, 2014 · · Reviews

iXpand Flash Drive is barely larger than its USB and Lightning connectors

Many of Dr. Mac's readers and friends had problems updating to iOS 8 over WiFi, reporting that their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch complained that the update couldn’t be installed because it requires at least 5.7GB of storage. If your iDevice only has 8 or 16GB of storage, chances are you saw a similar message. Here is Dr. Mac's advice to those whose iDevices are full or nearly full...