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Wednesday March 15, 2017. 11:00 AM
In-ear monitors with active noise cancellation (ANC) are an ideal solution for commuters and frequent air travelers. They’re compact, light, and conveniently sized for slipping into a shirt or coat pocket. Equally important is their ability to mask the drone of jet...
Tuesday March 14, 2017. 02:12 PM
The new Overcast 3 (free on the iTunes Store) podcast app for iOS provides a crisp overhaul to many of the weakest interface elements and interactions of version 2.5, while preserving its core strength of user-customized playlists. Because so much remains the same, you...
Audio files are edited using waveforms, a visual representation of sound where amplitude and wavelength are displayed in a scrolling horizontal timeline. It’s the standard for all multimedia software, but waveforms lack the precision to dig deep into audio and alter...
Friday March 10, 2017. 02:30 PM
Do podcasts have a face that only radio can love, as the old joke goes? The Pocket Casts ($4 in the iTunes Store) app puts podcasts’ best face forward, with a default main view that shows large thumbnails of the podcasts to which you’re subscribed ordered by the most...
Thursday March 9, 2017. 03:13 PM
One could easily mistake the Como Audio Duetto as a vestige of the Rat Pack era. The half-inch walls of its cabinet are sheathed in a furniture-quality wood veneer rarely seen these days. There are six radio preset push buttons above the display, and three old-fashioned...
I’m not a fan of Apple keyboards. There’s nothing wrong with them technically. I just don’t like they way they feel. But I put up with them and over time, my dislike for them has lessened. For the past few weeks, I’ve (mostly) ditched the Apple keyboard for the new...
Tuesday March 7, 2017. 12:13 PM
When I have to dress up and pretend that I’m a human being, I’ve found that my EDC backpack is a little too rough and tumble to bring along to some of the other more urbane events I’m occasionally invited to. Happily, Waterfield Designs’ Maverick Leather Laptop...
Monday March 6, 2017. 09:00 AM
Last year’s affordable and portable 15-inch 2-in-1 laptop gets supercharged with premium hardware upgrades.
Friday March 3, 2017. 10:00 AM
The TarDisk is a half-length SD card that fits flush with the body of an older MacBook or MacBook Pro and seamlessly doubles storage capacity via pairing software that creates a single virtual volume.
Thursday March 2, 2017. 03:14 PM
Thanks to the miracle of modern Bluetooth Low Energy (LE), up to seven devices can be connected to an iPhone at once, with even more paired and waiting in the wings as needed. This technology has made possible many interesting scenarios beyond those of a traditional...
Apple's cheapest Apple Watch bands cost $49, but that’s highway robbery compared to these virtually identical knockoffs from FanTEK, Fullmosa, and Pugo Top.
We gave the Getac F110, Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 and Xplore Xslate R12 rugged tablets a run for their money. Which came out on top?
Tuesday February 28, 2017. 09:00 AM
Torment: Tides of Numenera is the surreal Planescape spiritual successor that RPG fans have been waiting for.
Monday February 27, 2017. 03:16 PM
IDG The SoundSource menu provides access to nearly all sound settings in one place and at a glance. Shaving off annoyances in macOS is always worth a few bucks, and if you manipulate audio sources and volumes frequently, it should be worth $10. Rogue Amoeba’s...
The walls of our homes are already wired for electricity, so it only makes sense that consumer electronics manufacturers would try take advantage of those existing cables to provide easier Ethernet and HDMI connectivity. After all, no one likes to have unsightly cables...
One of the best ways LG takes advantage of its unique 18:9 display is in the camera. Let's take a closer look.
Saturday February 25, 2017. 03:25 AM
Razer’s made the Blade Pro worthy of its name again—just prepare yourself for sticker shock.
Friday February 24, 2017. 11:00 AM
CIO contributor Jim Martin tries out three of the easier to use fitness trackers for those who want something that doesn't require a steep learning curve.
XYZ's latest 3D printer supports two-color printing at an affordable price. Computerworld reporter Lucas Mearian shows us what's in the box.
Thursday February 23, 2017. 12:00 PM
You only know for sure that you needed a surge protector after your equipment fries. Then it’s too late. For a very reasonable amount of money, you could put an almost literal firewall between your expensive (and cheap) electronics and the juice coming in from a wall...
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