Apple improves upon its original multi-button mouse by replacing the USB cord with a wireless Bluetooth connection and upgrading the Mighty Mouse's eyesight with a precision laser-tracking engine that works on almost any surface. The result is an innovative mouse that's a near-perfect partner for portables, as well as a convenient desktop mouse.
If security is important to you, the Rocbit 3B with 40-bit encryption is easily worth the 15 percent premium over comparable desktop drives. If you need encryption on the go, then consider the portable Rocbit 2 instead.
Rocsecure’s Rocbit 2B, with 40-bit encryption, is priced only 15 percent higher than similar unencrypted portable drives and is well worth the premium if security is a concer.
Highlights—and lowlights—from the company’s history
Take a look back at Apple’s evolution from a hobbyist computer club to today’s cutting-edge computer and media company.
MemoryMiner 1.04 is a cool program with lots of potential, but this initial release isn’t ready for prime time. Fortunately you can check out the 15-day trial version before shelling out the $60 purchase price.
If you’re still keeping track of your finances with paper registers or Microsoft Excel, Quicken 2006 is a vast improvement and well worth the retail price. You can’t beat its integration with over 1,800 banks, brokerages, and credit card providers.
It’s easy to imagine you’re a covert operative in a James Bond movie as you swipe your finger across the biometric sensor on LaCie’s Safe Mobile Hard Drive. But if your life depends on keeping secrets, you’d better find a more-secure solution.
If you’re interested in weather or geography, you absolutely must own 3D Weather Globe & Atlas 1.1. It will change the way you think about our small blue marble in space.
While PhoneValet and Phlink both offer hardware to answer your telephone, PhoneValet offers a refined interface that will appeal to people who seek an easy-to-use voice-mail system enhanced with dialing features.
If you bought a PowerBook G4 that was released prior to November 2002, you probably envy the built-in burning capabilities of the current crop of PowerBooks. With Other World Computing's (OWC's) internal Mercury Ti SuperDrive 4x, you can set aside those thoughts of inadequacy, but you'll need the technical expertise to disassemble your PowerBook.
Last year's introduction of the Power Mac G5 made USB 2.0 ports standard issue. A number of CardBus cards now available -- called combo cards -- can add this new port type, along with additional FireWire ports, to older PowerBooks. We put four combo cards through their paces and got some unexpected results.