Now you can see the products for yourselves in a series of short videos featuring Macword's Editorial Director, Jason Snell. In this video, Jason shows us a grab bag of laptop accessories: the Twelve South BookArc, BBP Bags' BreatheSleeve, and Targus' Spruce EcoSmart backpack.
Now you can see the products for yourselves in a series of short videos featuring Macword's Editorial Director, Jason Snell. In this video, Jason shows us a grab bag of accessories: Joby's Gorillatorch, MacAlly's iKeySlim, and Logitech's Harmony 700.
The Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 point-and-shoot camera and the Sonim XP3 Quest rugged phone are supposed to be tough. How tough? We decided to find out.
In this video, we take the Olympus camera and Sonim phone and put them through a series of durability tests. We drop them, dunk them, toss them, and run one over with an SUV. Take a look to see if they survive.
While printers are important hardware devices, they really aren’t all that exciting, and it’s getting more difficult to figure out what makes each printer stand out. Printer manufacturers are counting on Internet features to grab your attention.
In this video, I’ll take a look at two new all-in-one devices that offer Internet access. The feature lets you use a few Web sites that produce content you’d often print, such as movie tickets, coupons, or maps. These printers let you access these sites without needing a Mac. The two devices I’ll look at are HP’s Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web, and Lexmark’s Interact S605.
Apple’s official policy is that you can upgrade the mini yourself as long as you don’t break anything in the process; if you do, that damage isn’t covered under warranty. But how much risk is there of actually doing such damage? (It can certainly feel like you’re breaking something when you pry off the Mac mini’s top case.) And once you get inside, how hairy is the disassembly procedure? It’s difficult to judge by looking at photos on a Web site.
To satisfy your curiosity, in this week’s video, I show you the entire process of upgrading the Mac mini’s RAM and hard drive, from cracking the case to snapping it back together again, pointing out some of the tricky steps along the way. Believe it or not, the entire process took me under six minutes—and that’s including several places where I got slowed down by a tiny screw or spring that didn’t want to cooperate.
But one of the major difficulties of using any Mac connected to a TV is controlling it from the couch. If you have an iPhone or iPod touch, that job gets a whole lot easier. In this video I take you on a tour of four inexpensive applications for doing the job.
As someone who works with text for a living, I’m a huge fan of utilities that provide multiple Clipboards. These programs store multiple recent contents of the Clipboard, letting you paste any of them quickly and easily. There are many such utilities out there; in this week’s video, I give you a closer look at three of my favorites, Jumpcut, PTHPasteboard Pro, and LaunchBar.
If you’ve never used a multiple-Clipboard utility, seeing how these three utilities work—each provides a different set of features and takes a slightly different approach to working with cut and copied content—may convince you that you need to give one a try. Doing so could improve your productivity dramatically.