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Mac users have been enjoying the benefits of SATA for nearly a decade and the protocol has finally become a standard in all computers manufactured today. From optical to platter based drives to solid state drives, SATA is the standard. Now that standard is starting to wash and soak into accessories making the eSATA port almost as common as the FireWire port. Interestingly enough, Apple does not put eSATA ports on its machines and many PCs are missing these ports as well, though I have seen quite a few PC laptops with them. If you would like to take advantage of the SATA speeds of the many accessories out there and you have a PCI-Express port, then may we interest you in a NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 Controller Card?
So, you’ve got a lot of batteries for your Apple notebook, huh? Oh, just two? Still, you’re looking to charge them both at the same time, right? Well you cannot do that on the notebook so you’ll probably be interested in looking at an external charging station such as NewerTech’s Intelligent Battery Charging Station. Now, is the $150 price tag for the intelligence part or for the convenience?
When I first purchased my MacBook Pro, the very first model to replace the aging PowerBook line, I was excited by the longer lasting battery that came with the updated Apple notebook. The original battery lasted pretty long after heavy use; however, nothing lasts for ever. So, it was time to replace Apple’s battery but most likely not with another Apple battery due to the high price tag. So should I get one of those cheap ones on eBay or go to Best Buy and try my luck there? Or, should I try one from one of the longest running Mac accessory company, NewerTech?
CoPilot has been around for years and it’s version 8 number boldly indicates this. I still remember the first version it released for laptops almost a decade ago and now, it’s been shrunk down to the little iPhone screen. CoPilot Live handles the reduced screen real estate quite well placing important information in clear and easy to read parts of the screen while never cluttering it up. Of all the navigation applications I have reviewed, iPhone or stand-alone, I would say CoPilots map interface is the best. But does it get you to your destination the best?
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Dude, game on? Want to do it extreme? Like on the wall? 300 inches large? In HD? 3D? And bring it any where? Ya, you’ll want to read our review on the Optoma GT720 then because this thing does that and more. This old-school gamer of Pac Man was impressed what the Wii could do with it as well as the Blu-ray player. All in all, this isn’t your father’s projector. Game on.
If you’re looking for a new pair of headphones and would like to give the wireless thing a try, you may wish to read our latest review on the Sennheiser PX 210 BT. Yup, they pack Bluetooth and some long lasting battery life into this headset and that Sennheiser name ain’t just a name. See what we thought about it.
Intuit is well known for it’s financial software. It is also well known within the Mac community for its failure to reproduce its Windows hit software for the Apple platform. Intuit told SvenOnTech in February that it was listening and started Quicken for the Mac from scratch. In fact, it renamed the software Essentials. Quicken Essentials for Mac, as Product Manager Eddy Wu told me, was “back to basics”.
So, after a month with the new version of Quicken for the Mac, what did our resident reviewer Andrew Fletcher think of it? This long time Quicken user dives deep into Intuits release and gives a very fresh and honest look at those Essentials.
Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs boasted about the iPads ability to display books, magazines, and newspapers just two months ago to a crowd of by invitation only reporters with the new iBook Store. Of course, in classic Jobs fashion, he neglected to give details. Well, he didn’t neglect, those details hadn’t yet been signed into contracts between Apple and publishers. But no worry, because you will be able to read over 1,900 consumer magazines and 300 books today. What? The iPad isn’t out yet? Yes, I understand, I forgot to mention that this all comes to you from Zinio…on the device of your choice. Today.
Zinio is an e-Ink, if you will, reader that brings todays most popular magazines to your desktop and mobile device – I did say today, right? – without the need to purchase a specific device while maintaining the original layout of the publication. Zinio has been around since 2001 and with nearly a decade of experience behind in the Digital Media field, I think you’ll be very impressed with Zinio. I know I was. Read why in the review.
But what about the heavy competition? When I asked Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Jeanniey Mullen about the Kindle and the pending iPad digging into their game, “We don’t see it as a loss,” was how she responded. Mullen pointed out that Esquire is already available for the iPhone and Zinio and sales of the magazine have not been burdened for Zinio. Mullen feels the same will be true when the iPad dawns itself on April 3rd.
Oh yes, don’t worry, Zinio will also be available for the iPad as well.
If you’re looking for a case to slip your iPhone into or better yet, one to hold your iPhone while jogging, then we have two Uniea cases for you to take a look at. The U-Motion and U-Touch are fine examples of quality workmanship but how do they hold up, um, holding your iPhone?
Read the U-Motion review for the digs on ultimate joggers case for the iPhone.
Read the U-Touch review to see if your iPhone should slip into this Uniea case.
Hey, if you’re looking to notified via a pop-up message and a unique sound from a specific person, group, domain, or by subject line, then you’ll need to take a look at our review of the program for the iPhone called MailTones. Fully utilizing Apple’s Push Notification, MailTones will help you keep up on who’s emailing you without having to even pull your iPhone from your pocket.
If you in search for some sweet sounds coming out of your iPhone, or any other music device, then you must read the review we just put up for the AKG K 450. Impressive stuff from a well known audiophile company, the AKG K 450 may well be just the best solution for your sweet ears while jamming to the latest from the iTunes store.
Keep your eyes posted to our site for more great reviews coming your way!