The Magicstick iPhone and Kindle charger by Powerocks is an extremely handy gadget to keep in your bag. It weighs only a few grams, is reasonable inexpensive and can recharge your iPhone twice before it has to be recharged itself.
After initial excitement at the prospect of a solar charger for my iPhone, iPad and Kindle I was left with disappointment. The mPowerpad 2 Ultra is harder to use than it should be and delivers less than I’d hoped.
The Snugg case for MacBook Air is stylish, slim and sturdy. Use it for a meeting at a local cafe or to protect your laptop inside a backpack or overnight bag.
The problems with the Leap Motion Controller are the problems that bedevil all really new things: we’re unfamiliar with them and their niche hasn’t yet been clearly delineated. The clearest benefit may be for those who work in 3D: surgeons, sculptors, architects, gamers.
Do you have too many Menu Bar icons? While you can often turn off any you never wish to see Bartender neatly hides the ones you want to keep handy while making them available with a single click. I love this little app.
One of the things I like about this book is that it takes the topic of privacy wider. It’s one thing to lock down your email and Internet connection to keep messages private, but if the person at the next table in the cafe is reading your email as you type then who cares how secure the connection is? This is a practical, readable and even humorous guide for all of us.