mPowerpad 2 solar charger (review)

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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.

A Snugg case for my MacBook Air (review)

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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.

LEAP Motion Controller (review)

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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.

Bartender for Mac (App Review)

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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.

Take Control of Your Online Privacy (book review)

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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.

From power to superpower: Take Control of LaunchBar (book review)

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Launchbar is one of the top 3 apps on my Mac and has been incredibly useful — and that was before I read Take Control of LaunchBar and learned the secrets of its true superpowers. Take Control of LaunchBar takes a really useful app and gives you the power to make it not just fly but to do aerobatics.