iPad Air: Thinner, Ligher and So Much Faster

3:28 PM, Nov. 6th, 2013 · · Reviews

Apple's new iPad Air

How do you make a great tablet even better? In the case of Apple, you make it thinner, lighter, and faster, and the call it the iPad Air. This is the first big redesign for the iPad line since the iPad 2 was introduced in 2011, and it shows. Is the fancy new look worth the cost of upgrading? Read on to see.

Pages 5.0: The Promise and the Pain

7:46 PM, Nov. 4th, 2013 · · Reviews

Pages 5.0

Apple's long awaited updates for its Mac iWork apps are finally out, and one of the big new features they bring to the table are substantially better compatibility with their iOS counterparts. The tradeoff is that Mac users lose some functionality to gain that compatibility, and for Pages '09 users it may not be worth the price.

2 Spookily Free Apps for iOS

10:24 PM, Nov. 1st, 2013 · · Reviews

Free on iTunes

Yes it's a day after Halloween, but that doesn't mean you can't get creeped out. Vern Seward points out two suitablly scary apps in this week's free in iTiunes, Haunting Melissa and The Drowning.

OtterBox Reflex Case Lets iPhone 5/5s Colors Show Through

4:15 PM, Oct. 30th, 2013 · · Reviews

OtterBox Reflex Case for iPhone 5/5s review

The OtterBox Reflex case for the iPhone 5/5s has a soft polycarbonate outer edge, three of the four color combos have a transparent back to let the iPhone color show through, installs with a clamshell design for easy on/off and comes with a screen protector kit.

iPhoto 9.5 for OS X Shows Little Change but Still Shines

2:30 PM, Oct. 29th, 2013 · · Reviews

iPhoto 9.5 icon

The recent release of OS X Mavericks was accompanied by a number of updates to the iWork and iLife suites of Mac productivity apps. The made-for-Mavericks iLife version 9.5 is still known as iPhoto ’11 and remains essentially unchanged. Nevertheless, it is still the go-to application for the majority of typical Mac owners who love photography.

Keynote 6 for OS X Makes a Great Leap Forward

2:00 PM, Oct. 25th, 2013 · · Reviews

Keynote 6 review

Keynote 6, part of Apple's new iWork family, has made the leap forward to 2013.  It's a complete rewrite of Keynote '09 and now has file compatibility with the iOS version. Here's John Martellaro's review.

OS X Mavericks Review: More Secure, More Fun and More Usable

5:10 PM, Oct. 22nd, 2013 · · Reviews

OS X Mavericks Review

When a major new release of an operating system is emerging, the developer can take two approaches. First, be heady with agenda and greatly annoy the users with abrupt, dramatic change. Alternatively, the developer can focus on all the areas that make the OS more secure, more fun and more usable. Apple has chosen to skip the first path and take the second with OS X 10.9 "Mavericks." John Martellaro weighs in.