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Review: Collins Convertible Backpack by Brenthaven

Posted on 24 Feb 2013 by Jay

For over 30 years Brenthaven has been making high caliber products rooted in their heritage of outdoor backpacks. Their Collins Collection consists of 9 products that range from an iPad folio to this Convertible Backpack – all of which sport a sleek “heather gray” tweed appearance. The Look From first glance, …

Tuning up iTunes using TuneUp: My Success Story

Posted on 17 Nov 2012 by AliciaB

Now that it is officially cold season in my corner of the world, I think it is the perfect time for some sorely needed cleaning up and reorganization of various things around my house and around my computer. Having now set up my new MacBook Pro as my main machine, …

Quick Look: moshi ClearGuard MB for MacBook Pro

Posted on 26 Oct 2011 by Thomas Wong

I love the keyboard on my 13″ MacBook Pro, but one of the things I hate is the buildup of dirt and grime between the keys. I tried a couple of keyboard protectors from iSkin a few years ago, but I found them a little too thick, as they ended …

Review: Blackfly Mobile Workstation for 13-17″ Laptops

Posted on 23 Sep 2011 by Thomas Wong

The Blackly Mobile is quite a unique offering as far as laptop bags go: not only is it designed to accomodate a 13–17“ laptop for use inside the case, but it also allows for the use of a mouse on a slide-out mousepad (called the ”Wing“). This means that you’ll …

Review: Day One, a Journal App for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Posted on 18 Aug 2011 by Thomas Wong

  Day One is a handsome little app that encourages you to record all of your daily dealings inside of its cool blue interface. Granted, plenty of other apps already offer a similar digital journaling experience, but Day One takes it a step further by providing a standalone Mac app …

Review: OOTP 12

Posted on 26 Jul 2011 by Brandon K

Typing out this review for OOTP 12 reminds me of how I felt when I first launched the game:  overwhelmed.  The game is so unbelievably deep that this review could rival the Bible in length.  In the interests of our readers, however, I’ll shorten it up a bit.  But know …

Review: Byword for Mac

Posted on 24 Jun 2011 by Thomas Wong

My word, Byword, you turned out to be quite a surprising little purchase. I picked you up on a whim because I saw the screenshots of your iA Writer-like Focus Mode and clever little pop-up controls for rich text files, but I have ended up calling on you daily for …

Review: AviiQ Portable Quick Stand

Posted on 23 Jun 2011 by Thomas Wong

The AViiQ (pronounced Ah-Veek) Portable Quick Stand is a 5.5-ounce Hylite stand for laptops up to 17” in size. I’ve been testing it for about a week with my 13” MacBook Pro, and to be completely honest, I’m still unsure of what to think about it. On the one hand, …

Review: Fantastical for Mac

Posted on 02 Jun 2011 by Thomas Wong

There are enough written reviews of Fantastical on the net, so I thought I’d try something a little different. This review of the fantastic little calendar app is half screencast, half video review, and features all the chiclet-y clicking of my Mac’s keyboard (err, that’s a bonus or something). I …

Review: Speck SeeThru SATIN for 13″ MacBook Pro

Posted on 22 Apr 2011 by Thomas Wong

The Speck SeeThru SATIN is as close to a MacBook softener as you can get. The matte finish helps make the hard aluminium shell feel smoother to the touch, and the soft-touch coating rounds the sharp edges of the wrist pad. Add to that the full-body scratch protection that preserves …

Review: Smartfish Whirl Mini Laser Notebook Mouse

Posted on 12 Apr 2011 by Thomas Wong

The full-sized version of the Smartfish Whirl mouse does a good job of balancing ergonomics with aesthetics, but its smaller sibling, the Whirl Mini laptop mouse ($50), is definitely the model to get.  This mini mouse includes the sweet Ergomotion pivoting action of the Whirl, but in a lighter, tighter, punchier …