Some companies write really big checks to web developers when they need a new site, but after years of development, online site builders are better than ever. Here’s how to pick the best one for your needs.
The software world has gone through a lot of interesting evolutionary steps in the last thirty or forty years, starting with everything being free because it was from the hardware vendor to having third party companies that could only really sell site licenses because there was no way to control how many instantiations were running at a given moment, to indie developers creating a thriving ecosystem of games, utilities and other programs for Mac and PC, to shareware, to cunning software programs that “phoned home” via the Internet to check that they were legit copies.
Do you have a GoPro Hero 3 or Hero 4 and want some great accessories to help you capture underwater videos, keep your batteries charged in the field or just have a smart, compact case to keep all of your gear safe and organized?
I did and with the help of Polar Pro, GoCase and RageCams, achieved all three goals easily, and without stress.
With a Microsoft Band on my wrist and my credit card primed for the upcoming Apple Watch, I was intrigued to try out the stylish Cogito Connected Watch. Like many other watches [see my review of the Martian Notifier], the Cogito is really a notification device than anything else, as highlighted by it being called the “Connected Watch”. Spend a day with this on your wrist, however, and you’ll realize that it’s of incredibly limited value: every time you get any sort of notification, an icon pops up and you’ll end up pulling out your phone to see what it is anyway.
What is a photographer’s most important accessory? If you’re thinking, “well, a camera, obviously”, then you’re absolutely right. That’s why camera cases are a close second after the camera. Chances are, unless you work solely out of your own studio and never ever leave the studio with your camera, or take your camera on trips, or really do anything with your camera except keep it inside at all time (which I personally find very hard to believe), then you own a camera case. Or if you don’t, you should! And if you’re one of those “never actually take my camera out” ters, then, well, keep doing your thing.
Interested in a smartwatch but not sure you want to pony up $400 or more for the upcoming Apple Watch? Martian Watches has a really interesting alternative, the Notifier Watch. Here’s how it worked out when contributing editor Gareth Taylor strapped one to his wrist…
The Razer Naga gaming mouse is a solid tool if you play games on your Windows PC that have lots of controls. It is a must for games such as World of World craft, League of Legends, and MMORPG titles, with its 19 customizable buttons and a very nice feel. For someone who doesn’t like to move their hands a lot during intense gaming, it’s great to have the numbers at the tips of your fingers!
Looking for a good entry-level gaming headset (headphones + microphone) for the PC gamer in your life? Then the Ovann X2 from FOME might be what you seek. Then again, it might be too entry level for some…