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Review: Sparrow for Mac

Posted on 19/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

If you’re anything like me, you have plenty of email accounts. I use at least 5 of a daily basis. Traditionally, I have had 2 browsers open, each logged into multiple Gmail accounts, but no more. Sparrow has shown me a new way.


Review: Nursery Rhymes with StoryTime for iPad

Posted on 19/04/2011 by James Britton

Have you ever been on an extended overnight trip from home and wish that you could tuck your kids into bed with a story? It’s a heart-aching experience but a clever new storybook app for iPad aims to help.


Review: ColcaSac iPad 2 Case

Posted on 18/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Anyone looking to protect their new iPad 2, while at the same time staying close to the earth, should look no further than ColcaSac. Their beautiful and natural sleeves are the perfect carrying case!


A Review Of Tweetbot – Another Twitter iPhone App

Posted on 14/04/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Tweetbot Review

Twitter iPhone apps are a dime a dozen. On my iPhone alone I have 6 Twitter clients. The market is stacked! So what were Tweetbot thinking when they decided to develop a Twitter iPhone app? Read our review and determine for yourself if Tweetbot is a worthy Twitter for iPhone app.


Learn to Draw – iPad App Review

Posted on 14/04/2011 by Frank Prendergast

Learn to Draw on the iPad

Learn to Draw Digital Sketchbook by Walter Foster will help build your confidence in your drawing ability by taking you step by step through the drawing process with guideline drawings to follow. At the time of writing the app itself is free (it normally costs $2.99) and comes with several free tutorials, which you can then add to via in app purchasing.


Samurai II Goes HD, Comes To Mac App Store, And Is GORGEOUS

Posted on 13/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

I thoroughly enjoyed playing Samurai II: Vengeance when it was released for iPhone, and I have loved it on my iPad. Now, the delightfully cartoony (yet still violent and quite bloody) Samurai II has come to the Mac App Store – and it’s 40% off!


Review: Timbuk2 Quickie For Laptops

Posted on 13/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

I’ve used a lot of laptop bags. I currently use a rather robust Level8 bag, but I often find it’s too large and bulky for a short day trip, or for a quick jaunt across town to help a neighbor. I found myself looking for a small, light, easy to grab bag – and Timbuk2 delivered.


Review: MacLove Titan iPhone Stand

Posted on 13/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

I often wonder about what to do with my iPhone when I’m at my desk – I don’t like having it my pocket, as it’s harder to get to, and it looks so alone just sitting on my desk… MacLove has addressed this issue by offering the iPhone it’s own aluminum throne.


Review: Moshi iLynx 800

Posted on 12/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Most people that have been using Macs professionally use or have used FireWire devices, due to their speed and longevity. Apple’s current MacBook Pros, however, only have one FireWire 800 port. What’s a multi-device power user to do? Moshi answers the call with their iLynx 800.


Review: iMo Eye9 USB Touchscreen

Posted on 04/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

I love unique gadgets – especially when they work alongside my MacBook Pro. MIMO Monitors has kindly graced me with the opportunity to review one of their most popular models of external USB-powered touch screens – The iMo Eye9.


Review: Mophie Juice Pack Plus

Posted on 03/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Among the many vendors that I met at CES earlier this year, Mophie was perhaps the most willing and easiest to work with in gathering product review ideas for MacTrast. They have sent us their wonderful Juice Pack Plus to try out – my thoughts after the break.


Review: Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch

Posted on 25/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

We recently received the fantastic Bamboo Pen & Touch graphics tablet for review from Wacom. This multi-touch tablet is both well-designed and attractive, and compares favorably to traditional track pads for general computing, and much better for creative applications. Our full review follows.


Review: Plantronics Voyager Pro

Posted on 06/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Plantronics has long been a leader in the area of business class bluetooth headsets, providing a wide range of headsets that it certain circles are considered to be the best in the world. We take a look at one of their latest creations – the Voyager Pro.


Review: Alfred for OS X

Posted on 10/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Have you ever found yourself growing frustrated with the limitations of the Finder? Perhaps you’ve never had any trouble with the OS X Finder at all, but are looking for ways to improve your computing efficiency? Introducing Alfred – a productivity app that helps to speed up your computing experience, while at the same time making it more fluid.