iOS 11: Apple's Big Productivity Upgrade

· Jeff Gamet · In-Depth Review

iOS 11 on iPad and iPhone

iOS 11 is here and it’s packed with new features for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Read on to see if there’s enough to get excited about.

Everywhere From ozPDA: Fabulous iOS World Clock Done Right

· John Martellaro · Quick Look Review

Everywhere iOS app from ozPDA.

iOS World Clocks do require some attention to time zone fundamentals, but they mostly fall short in details. This iOS world clock from ozPDA, called Everywhere, fixes all that.

macOS: Speedifier Lets You Control Video Speed In Safari

· Andrew Orr · Quick Look Review

Speedifier is a Mac app that lets you control video speed in Safari for HTML5 videos. You can use the extension on any on any website. Speedifier was developed by Arno Appenzeller, a part-time Mac and iOS indie developer from Germany. Andrew Orr reviews the app to test it out.

Sonos PLAYBASE Review: Room-Filling Sound for Music, TV, and Movies

· Dave Hamilton · In-Depth Review

Sonos white PLAYBASE underneath TV

The new Sonos Playbase falls right in line with what we Apple users have come to expect, delivering a simple-yet-robust experience for people who want to enhance the sound of their TVs and simultaneously add a whole-room music-listening solution. In one, low-profile box that sits underneath your TV (officially anything 75lbs or less), the Sonos Playbase gives you all of this and more, complete with easy setup and simple operation.

HP Caters to Creative/Tech Pros with Z2 Mini PC

· John Martellaro · In-Depth Review

HP Z2 Mini

Hewlett-Packard’s new Z2 Mini is a next generation PC. With an option for a fast Xeon CPU, strong M620 graphics than can drive four 4K displays, 32 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD on the M.2 bus and room for an additional internal hard disk, it’s a small, beautiful, powerhouse that’s aimed at creative professionals. And it won’t make your credit card melt. John Martellaro offers his perspectives in this occasionally geeky and unconventional review.

Can WALTR 2 Really Be Your iTunes Replacement?

· Jeff Butts · In-Depth Review

WALTR 2 as an iTunes replacement

When you’re looking for an iTunes replacement, you want something that can do just about everything Apple’s software can do, but better. WALTR has been a good contender in this arena, and WALTR 2 offers functionality that iTunes doesn’t. The question is, does it work as designed? Come along with Jeff Butts as he reviews WALTR 2 and uncovers how well it performs.

Belkin Car Vent Mount for Smartphones: No, This One Works!

· Bryan Chaffin · Quick Look Review

Belkin Car Vent Mount

Belkin has a new version of its Car Vent Mount for iPhone (or Android devices). Made with quality materials and redesigned components, this is the first vent mount that Bryan Chaffin has found that works.

V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Headphones Sweat the Details

· John Martellaro · Quick Look Review

V-Moda Crossfade Lp2 headphones.

The V-Moda Crossfade LP2 are over-the-ear headphones that check all of John Martellaro’s boxes. In this quick look review, he tells the story of his search for a pair of decent, reasonably priced headphones for casual music and podcasting. He found them.

iKlip Grip Pro an Excellent Multifunction Tripod, Monopod, Selfie Stick

· Bryan Chaffin · Quick Look Review

iKlip Grip Pro in Tabletop Tripod mode

iKlip Grip Pro is one of those devices that appeals to my love of clever. In one device, IK Multimedia has a tabletop tripod, a monopod/camera grip, and a selfie stick with an included Bluetooth remote the company pretends we’ll use for above-the-crowd shots. Better, the company did so without compromising the function of any of those three modes.

Minix NEO C Mini USB-C to HDMI: Low Cost, Low Weight

· John Martellaro · Quick Look Review

Minix NEO C Mini

The Minix NEO C Mini is the little brother of the USB-C NEO C Multiport Adapter Dock previously reviewed. This smaller, less expensive model supports only pass-through power, HDMI (UHD) and two USB-A ports. It’s also half the price. John liked it a lot and highly recommends it for the Apple MacBook and new 2016 MacBook Pro.

Just Mobile's AluCharge 4-Port USB-A Charger Falls Just Short

· John Martellaro · Quick Look Review

Just Mobile AluCharge

Available in early December, the Just Mobile AluCharge is a four port. USB-A only charging hub. Made of solid aluminum, It outputs up to 31 watts and is designed to be world ready with the corresponding power plug. While it’s small and well made, it has some disadvantages compared to a notable competitor reviewed previously.

Brydge 12.9 Aluminum Keyboard for iPad Pro Exudes Class

· John Martellaro · In-Depth Review

Brydge 12.9 Keyboard for iPad Pro

Apple has waxed enthusiastic about keyboards for the iPad and now offers its own. But the design may not be for everyone. If you’ve been thinking about a sturdy, aluminum keyboard/case for your iPad Pro, one that makes it look (and function) very much like a MacBook, then you’ll want to read John’s review of the Brydge 12.9 model for iPad Pro.