Macworld editors can be a jaded bunch. We’ve been looking at Mac hardware and software for so long, we sometimes feel as though we’ve seen it all before. But then, every once in a while, something new comes along—a desktop gadget, a way to keep a laptop safe, or an oddball USB device, for instance—that makes us stop and say “Wow.” (Although it’s not always “Wow, that’s great.” Sometimes it’s “Wow, what were they thinking?”)
Every month, we collect a few of our favorite new things in our Hot Stuff section on the magazine’s back page. But sometimes we have more than a few new things to tell you about. So this month we decided to let Hot Stuff stretch its legs a bit. You’ll still find it on the back page, but it also gets a little extra room in the pages that follow. That’s where you’ll find a bunch of the hottest—and a few of the wackiest—gadgets, programs, and Web sites we’ve seen or heard about lately. We hope that more than a few of them make you stop and say “Wow,” too.