Don't-Miss iPhone Stories

Air Display for iPad

This app lets you use your iPad as a virtual external monitor for your Mac. It's a charming idea, an excellent iPad parlor trick, and could even prove genuinely useful in a variety of unique use cases. But the app isn't an ideal long-term second monitor solution.

Clearwire 4G USB Modem

The Clear 4G USB Modem is great if you're in a 4G coverage area; but if you live or travel in 3G service areas, you might be better off getting a dual-mode 3G/4G modem.

Nokia Nuron

The Nokia Nuron is a low-cost smartphone with valuable navigation and mapping abilities.

MacBook/2.4GHz (Mid 2010)

With its faster processor, improved graphics and longer battery life, the MacBook makes an attractive option for budget conscious laptop shoppers. Performance-wise, the MacBook isn’t different from the 13-inch 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro.

Western Digital My Passport Studio

Western Digital’s My Passport Studio portable hard drive provides satisfactory (though not exceptional) speed, a strong warranty, and a convenient digital label.

AT&T 3G MicroCell

The AT&T 3G MicroCell largely (but not 100 percent reliably) delivers on its promise of excellent 3G coverage indoors, if you're willing to pay.

Palm Pre Plus (AT&T)

The Palm Pre Plus has some quirks, but it makes a good iPhone alternative on AT&T.

iHome iA5

The iHome iA5 alarm clock might be just another iPod-dockable speaker unit, were it not for integration with a free companion iPhone app.

Pantech Link

The Pantech Link is a light, stylish phone for budget-minded texters.

Apple 17-inch MacBook Pro/2.53GHz (Core i5, Spring 2010)

The new 17-inch MacBook Pro offers better performance, a little more battery life, and costs $200 less than the system it replaces. If you're in the market for a laptop with a larger screen, Apple has definitely improved upon past offerings with this configuration.

HTC Droid Incredible

The best of the Droids on Verizon, the Droid Incredible impresses with its speedy user interface and gorgeous AMOLED screen.

Keynote 1.0 for iPad

Keynote for iPad is a good value as a standalone tool. But as a complement to the desktop version, Keynote for iPad is disappointing.

Pages 1.0 for iPad

Apple’s iPad word processor offers amazing features but lacks basic and necessary printing and file sharing options.