Karen FreemanMacworld

Karen Freeman is a writer, a teacher, and an Apple fan.

Review: Eight iPad stands for the desk or floor

You don't always want to hold your iPad. For those times you want your hands free for other tasks, we took a look at eight stands for a desk, table, counter, or floor.

Review: Seven iPad stands for on-the-go use

When shopping for an iPad stand, options and features abound, but perhaps the most important characteristic is whether it’s made to stay on your desk or to be carried with you. We rounded up seven portable iPad stands small enough to fit in your laptop or tablet bag.

Review: X-Doria's Dash Folio Felt case protects the iPad, but fails to stand out from the crowd

If you can overlook the clashing of felt and fake leather, the Dash Folio Felt is a decent choice for basic iPad protection.

Review: Moshi's Origo for iPad is protective, but too bulky

Moshi’s Origo is a solid choice for iPad owners who are uninterested in the Smart Cover and looking for a thick and simple silicone shell.

Review: Zenus's Masstige Deluxe Ostrich Pouch offers basic protection for your iPad

If you’re a careful iPad user looking for a slim, simple, and attractive sleeve, the Masstige Deluxe Ostrich Pouch is worth checking out, but its basic design won't be for everyone.

Use Timer Pro for Mac to set customized alarms with advanced features

Set stopwatch, count down, and alarm clock alarms with Timer Pro for Mac, and export alarms to your calendar or other apps to keep them organized.

Use CleanMyMac to free up space

CleanMyMac scans your caches, logs, language files, universal binaries, system junk, and trashes & leftovers to get rid of unnecessary files and free up space on your Mac.

Speck's FabShell cases wrap your iPhone 4/4S in bright fabric

The FabShell combines rubber and fabric to create bright iPhone cases that hold up to the elements.

Create your own patterns with the Incipio Dotties case

Dress up the Incipio Dotties case by arranging the punch-out dots in the pattern of your choosing.

Tru Protection's Heather Brown Collection of iPhone 4/4S cases focuses on Hawaiian art, not protection

The Heather Brown collection features three colorful case designs by artist Heather Brown, but apart from style and slimness, they don’t offer much else.

Incase's Pro Slider Case is protective, but ordinary

Incase's Pro Slider case has an easy-to-remove bottom portion that provides ample room for your iPhone 4/4S to fit in any dock-cradle accessory.

Sena's Creativo iPhone pouch has a handy cutout for answering calls

This unusual leather pouch won’t be for everyone, but if you're looking for a slim, attractive sleeve that lets you quickly answer a call without removing the case, then check out this offering from Sena.

SGP's Valentinus is part bi-fold wallet, part case for your iPhone 4/4S

The SGP Valentinus holds your iPhone 4/4S and a few essential cards in a classic wallet-style design.

Case-Mate's Pop! iPhone 4/4S case features a kickstand and flashy colors

Case-Mate’s $40 Pop! with Stand for iPhone 4/4S is a hard shell case with a built-in kickstand for hands-free viewing.

The SGP Ava Karen for iPhone 4/4S is a mediocre wallet-style case

While the SGP Ava Karen tries to combine an iPhone case and a wallet into one unit, the design prevents it from excelling in either category.