Don't-Miss Computer accessory Stories
Going to college used to mean stocking up on sheets and towels. These days, it also means making sure you have all the right tech gear. Whether you're stocking up for yourself or buying a back-to-school gift, here are some ideas for college-bound Mac users.
The $150 Intelligent Battery Charging Station charges and conditions the batteries used by 13-inch and 15-inch "unibody" MacBooks and MacBook Pros. Also on Thursday, Redcort Software released a basic edition of its Virtual TimeClock program and Zaxwerks unveiled a new After Effects plug-in.
A presenter at last week's Black Hat security conference demonstrated a method by which a keylogging program could be inserted in Apple's keyboard firmware.
An adapter from Kanex combines USB audio and Mini DisplayPort video into a single HDMI port.
Apogee has introduced GiO, an audio interface and foot controller for the Mac, designed to work with Apple’s new Logic Studio and GarageBand ’09.
A side panel of a retired Apple Power Mac G3 has been turned into a clock and sold on Etsy, the online shop for hand-made and one-off crafted goods.
MusicSkins has announced the debut of the company's online Customizer for creating custom protective vinyl skins.
System maintenance tool CheckUp updates its interface and adds compatibility with the latest Macs. Also on Thursday, an update to TopXNotes and new Pro Sleds from Trans International.
QuickerTek releases a $250 external battery for MacBooks that adds five hours of computing time. SkypeCap, Flickery, XMenu, and EasyFind were also updated on Wednesday.
Macally has announced a line of new Mac accessories that include Bluetooth and RF wireless input devices as well as "eco-conscious" bamboo notebook stands.
The Quicky Jr. II is a new USB device that purportedly triples the wireless networking range of a Mac laptop.
Apple updated its Time Capsule and AirPort Base Station firmware on Tuesday along with a minor update for Final Cut Pro.
Apple on Wednesday released the AirPort Utility 5.4.2 update which addresses some minor bugs and adds a few goodies to boot.
Yenco.com has overhauled Finance, its bank account and budget management software, as part of its ongoing effort to move its applications to a more modern architecture. In other briefs, RadTech introduced a new notebook case, Studiometry saw an update, and JAMF software announced scripts that let its centralized client management application deploy and manage the VirusBarrier antivirus software.
KB Covers has introduced a line of application-specific keyboards that put commonly used keyboard shortcuts right on the keys.