Mice buying guide

We’re in the Golden Age of Rodents. It’s time to look at the mice you’re missing. However, the wealth of choices can be daunting. We have a few tips to help you.

The Mac at 25: Networking

Our 25th anniversary-inspired look at where the Mac is headed wraps up with Rik Myslewski analyzing the trends in networking technologies.

The Mac at 25: Storage

Faster data connections and solid-state drives are the future in storage for your Mac. As the 25th anniversary of the Mac approaches, Rik Myslewski looks at how your machine will deal with data in the near future.

The Mac at 25: Portability

Apple’s laptop line has evolved a lot since the days of the first Macintosh Portable. As part of the Mac’s 25th anniversary, we look at trends in batteries and power-saving technologies that figure to prolong life on-the-go for Mac users.

The Mac at 25: Processors

With the Mac approaching its 25th birthday, what does the future hold for the processors that power our favorite computers? Quite a lot, Rik Myslewski says.

The Mac at 25: Interface design

Ever since Apple introduced the world to the mouse and the window-based graphical user interface in 1984, the company has worked tirelessly to develop a more efficient, yet more powerful, user experience. Rik Myslewski combs through recent Apple patent filings to look at ways interacting with your Mac could change in the future.

Time-Saving Tips: At the office

Whether you’re balancing a budget in Excel or crafting a high-powered presentation in Keynote, there are plenty of ways to save time and still impress your boss. Here are 22 tips for working more efficiently in Microsoft Office, iWork, and more.

Review: Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000

Microsoft’s small, attractive Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 is a competent wireless pointing device. If you’re running Windows on your Intel Mac, you might find it to be of more interest.

Review: i-rocks RF-7550A 2.4GHz Cordless Optical Mouse

The affordable RF-7550A is a good mouse—not a great mouse, but a solid five-button RF-wireless unit that at 3.5 ounces is heavy enough to be comfortable but light enough to be portable.

Review: SlimBlade Media Notebook Set

The Kensington SlimBlade Media Notebook Set is inarguably a stylish group of wireless input devices. Its three-piece matching keyboard, numeric keypad, and scroll-ball mouse would be sleek and attractive additions to any desk. Unfortunately, stylish does not necessarily mean well designed—and in this case, form forgot to follow function.

Review: V550 Nano Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks

The V550 Nano Cordless Laser Mouse is a fine notebook mouse and well worth its mildly pricey admission fee.

Review: Pebble Wireless mouse

Macally’s Pebble Wireless is a decent mouse that greatly benefits from versatile software. Also, if having the ability to switch tracking speed on-the-fly interests you, this mouse can accomplish that trick, as well.

Review: Macally AccuGlide

Despite the advantages conferred to it by its talented software, we do not recommend Macally's portable AccuGlide. It’s too small for comfort, inelegantly built, and lumbered by its wired USB connection. Macally makes some fine input devices, but the AccuGlide isn’t one of them.

Review: Macally Pebble 5 Button USB Laser Mouse

If you’re willing to put up with a long USB tail to gain battery-free convenience, then Macally’s inexpensive, talented Pebble mouse is a good choice.

Review: Macally Turtle mouse

At first glance, the Macally Turtle appears to be simply an attractive wireless mouse—perhaps a bit small and light (at 2.5 ounces) for desktop use, but a good size for a welcome traveling companion for your laptop.