The pattern is becoming clear now. Apple knows better than to merge iOS and OS X, but there are other options for the family of products. First we saw interoperability with Yosemite and iOS. Now we're seeing similarity in connectivity options. It's back to the future. Meanwhile, some fret.
Like to use filters when taking photos with your iPhone? In this week's iPhoneography 101, Vern Seward points out several you are bound to want.
The Q card case for iPhone 6 Plus from CM4 holds three cards/cash, provides drop protection, and has a very clever way to provide a kickstand with two position options. A screen protector and a micofiber cleaning cloth are provided. It comes in five colors, and Nancy liked it.
Griffin’s Survivor Slim for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus provides serious drop protection (MIL-STD 801G), works with the fingerprint scanner, is fairly light weight, and, as a bonus, is actually easy to remove from the package without the aid of a chain saw. It's easy to insert the iPhone, but getting it out is not. The surface texture affords a great grip. Nancy Gravley fills us in.
The just released ExoLens kit for the iPhone 6 is a professional pair of lenses, a 3x telephoto and a wide angle that attach to the iPhone with a sturdy lattice mount. The mount is threaded with a standard 1/4"-20 connection, ready for a tripod. The system is designed for growth.
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.
In the OS X era I’ve tested close to a dozen list-making/time management apps including Things, OmniFocus, and many others. And I’ve read books on productivity and task management, too. But Dr. Mac found all the software and books were either too complicated, too simple, or just too crappy. The bottom line is that while Reminders and BusyCal don't suck, he finally found something he likes much better.
The Scarf case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from Totalee is as thin as a fingernail, is see-through, and provides a good grip. It is a classy, minimalist, design that protects the phone from scratches and daily wear.
Synology, well-known for their full-featured, geek-targeted Network Attached Storage servers, has lowered the barrier to entry with their new BeyondCloud offering. Best described as a significant update to their setup software, BeyondCloud gets users up-and-running with essential packages right out of the box.
Lots of discussion went around about the Leatherman Tread when it was announced. Kelly lives in Leatherman Land (also known as Portland) and got the opportunity to get her hands on one of the prototypes in person. Find out what she discovered about the future plans for a product that hasn't even been released yet.
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