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…
Ever wanted to use your iPhone or iPad to record audio content just to be disappointed by the built-in microphone? That’s where Blue Microphone’s Mikey Digital comes in: it’s a high quality mic just a bit bigger than a book of matches that dramatically improves your iOS device’s recording capabilities.
I have two different programs running on my computer that cause it to check in with central servers every few minutes, Find my iPhone (part of Apple’s iCloud service) and Absolute LoJack (which is well-nigh impossible to find and disable).
They both offer me the ability to identify the location of my computer if it’s stolen, but what Apple doesn’t help with is what to do once you find your stolen device again. And that’s a dangerous task to take into your own hands…
Back in December I posted a very positive review of the Sol Republic “Deck” Bluetooth speaker. With its voice-based menu system, super cool design and terrific sound, it’s an absolute winner and remains my favorite speaker of all those we’ve had a chance to audition at AskDaveTaylor HQ.
Every time you walk away from your laptop, every time your computer bag sits on a chair while you go to the bathroom, every time you turn away from your backpack or briefcase, you’re putting not just your computer, but your data at risk of theft and misuse.
Which is why I signed up for Absolute LoJack, a security program that not only offers the ability to track and remote-wipe my computer, but has a dedicated team of investigations and recovery experts to help recover it without me playing vigilante.
Get enough CDs and music tracks in your iTunes library and things start to go wonky. Duplicate songs show up, iTunes complains about missing files from playlists, and album covers mysteriously detach from tracks. Frustrating!
Fortunately, Tune Sweeper from Wide Angle Software analyzes your entire iTunes library and fixes anything that’s broken. And it’s crazy fast.