June 17, 2013

Review: Muzzy

MuzzyiTunes is one of Apple’s oldest pieces of software, actually predating OS X as far as consumers are concerned. Because of this, and numerous ways that developers can improve upon Apple’s experience, there have been tons of ways to use iTunes without directly using iTunes. Muzzy, a new free app, tries to offer some additional features directly from the menu bar…

November 13, 2012

Review: Realmac Software Clear for Mac

ClearOne of the biggest complaints with Clear for the iPhone, a venture between Impending and RealMac Software, was that it was iPhone-only. Although an iPad version would make some sense, the concern was that other options (including Apple’s own Reminders) synchronize across devices and even to the desktop. Last week, Clear for the Mac was released and also introduces iCloud synchronization…

August 4, 2011

Review: Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Generally, when we review things they’re pretty basic products—they work with one or a handful of devices, perform a particular function, and work generally the same for everyone. This makes it really easy to compare against a baseline of expectations. If you’ve already downloaded and installed Lion, this review will probably not tell you anything new. However, if you’re not an early adopter and are wondering what the fuss is about, I decided to review Apple’s latest operating system for Mac users and judge if you add it to your list of App Store purchases…

October 16, 2006

Review: NewsFire

In 2005, when Apple introduced Tiger, many users found out about news (RSS) feeds for the first time, thanks to a built-in news reader in Safari. Unfortunately, Safari tended to choke on more than a handfull of feeds, and many serious about this technology have looked elsewhere. One option is NewsFire, a $19 program by David Watanabe.

March 7, 2006

Review: Salling Clicker

Bluetooth is a technology that has taken awhile to mature. Years ago, it was promised to make life better by having devices talk to each other. Apple has done the best job of enabling this, thanks to iSync and the other Bluetooth tools, but there hasn’t been too many devices that played nicely with the […]