When AppleTell last looked at FUZ Design’s EverDock, it was a mere Kickstarter campaign. Users loved their EverDocks, but the FUZ Design team found they missed the same easy docking functionality in their car. Thus, the EverDock Go was born. It’s just as cool as its home-bound cousins, and its Kickstarter campaign just launched this week.
Cyber security isn’t just something Windows users have to worry about anymore. Between Java- and Flash-based virus and phishing schemes, Mac users can fall victim to hackers just as easily, but ESET’s Cyber Security software is designed to help prevent that.
I’ll start this off with a small prediction—in five years, iBeacon will be one of Apple’s most important iOS features. Haven’t heard of iBeacon yet? That’s because it wasn’t ever really given a big consumer-facing launch like the Touch ID, but Apple did give it some stage time at WWDC. There are two reasons for this soft intro: first, it’s really more of a background technology than something users will consciously interact with; second, it’s not quite ready yet.
Photographers and videographers alike will find something to like in the Grip&Shoot iPhone camera rig. Essentially a Bluetooth remote control/handle combo and companion app, the Grip&Shoot lets you smoothly control your iPhone’s camera without shaking. You use the handles built into the grip instead of touching the screen or camera to shoot, which is less wobbly, and its detachable design means you can quickly reconfigure to use the handle as a wireless remote control.
Fujitsu was back at this year’s Macworld Expo showing us their new SV600 overhead scanner. Designed for items that just won’t fit in a flatbed or through a sheetfed scanner, the SV600 provides a truly different take on scanning.
Everyday users are becoming more aware of security (Heartbleed, anyone?). But for corporate IT departments, keeping data secure has been a requirement for quite some time. Endpoint Protector was at this year’s Macworld Expo, and we sat down with the team to discuss their Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions for Macs, iDevices, Android devices, and Windows.
The UNBIAT Lightning cable is tiny but tough. Sheathed in braided nylon and strengthened to stand up to the roughest treatment, this little cable can keep you charging on the go without fraying.
Music is portable, headphones are portable, but so far good speakers have remained stubbornly stationary. The Bass Egg made a big impression at this year’s Macworld expo, pumping out huge sound with powerful bass in an easily portable package.
The iPhone is a powerful camera, but it’s pretty delicate. Optrix was on hand at Macworld / iWorld 2014 showing off their line of rugged iPhone cases and photography accessories that let you keep your iPhone safe even while engaged in the most daredevil sports.
The Connected Data Transporter Sync eschews the built-in hard drive of the original Transporter, it instead gives you the flexibility to plug in any USB hard drive. This removes the 2TB limit of the original Transporter’s 2.5″ laptop hard drive, meaning you can store even larger files, backups, or just more digital stuff in your own private cloud.
We’ve been covering Smule at AppleTell since they first released Ocarina. But we’ve moved on since then, and so has Smule. The company has grown into one of the most recognized names amongst app developers, and they’ve done it under the simple premise that, as chief product and design officer Jeannie Yang puts it, “Everybody’s creative.”
It doesn’t matter in what hall of Moscone Center Macworld / iWorld is held, It doesn’t matter when it starts and ends or whether it’s big or small, we can always count on a few surprising finds each year. At Macworld / iWorld 2014 that included an open source ERP, a photo recognition app, and an infra-red camera for your iPhone.