Hook 3.0 adds folder-level links

People who regularly read this publication know that I am a big fan of Hook, the macOS app that connects information resources from all types no matter where they be located, potentially turning your Mac in a huge zettelkasten system. Hook 3.0 has been released and I got a chance to preview its beta.… Read More Hook 3.0 adds folder-level links

Do SC-Carbokab 225 and EMC-QUAD-EGB1 improve sound recordings?

When I reviewed SOMMER CABLE’s Epilogue, one of the best XLR (balanced; microphone) cables for studio monitors you can buy, I read a press release about two of their other cables. This is the review of the SC-Carbokab 225 and the SC-EMC-QUAD high-end cables covered by that press release.… Read More Do SC-Carbokab 225 and EMC-QUAD-EGB1 improve sound recordings?

Meet Photo Mechanic Plus, the database-driven photo management solution for professional photographers and photo journalists

Photo Mechanic Plus is a new version of the application for ingesting, managing and processing image files before and after you edit them. The Plus version includes all the features of Photo Mechanic with the addition of an image database for making catalogues of every photo you’ve collected on both online and offline storage… Read More Meet Photo Mechanic Plus, the database-driven photo management solution for professional photographers and photo journalists

DxO PureRAW review

DxO announced PureRAW, its newest application, to the press on March 29, 2021. DxO AI-based PureRAW removes noise, chromatic aberrations, unwanted vignetting, distortion, and insufficient sharpness with an unprecedented level of quality. When a company tells the press its new product can turn any RAW image into a perfect linear DNG that can be further processed in any linear DNG aware image editor, reviewers become suspicious, so I it was with some devilish pleasure I took a pre-release version of PureRAW to the test.… Read More DxO PureRAW review

DPA Microphones 4015A reviewed

The DPA 4015A Wide Cardioid Mic  is a cardioid microphone with 100% linear off-axis characteristics, a wide pickup area, beautifully natural reproduction, and directional ambience pickup. As I can attest to, the microphone performs exceptionally well when capturing vocals. It’s even better for that purpose than DPA’s d:dicate 4017 and d:dicate 4018 shotguns I reviewed… Read More DPA Microphones 4015A reviewed

GoPro’s The Remote reviewed

Until recently, there was no way to remotely control the HERO8 and HERO9 Black as these cameras weren’t compatible with the existing Smart Remote. The Remote is the next generation remote control. In trying it out, I found it to be a mixed bag of experiences. It works well but really there should be a good user guide and The Remote does lack a couple of features I expected it to have.… Read More GoPro’s The Remote reviewed

Your Mac is a Zettelkasten note taking system

Originally an “analogue” index card system invented by a German academic, the zettelkasten (or slip box) note taking method is the subject of hefty discussions on Reddit and other note taking forums as to whether the best software to manage a zettelkasten is Roamer, Obsidian, DEVONthink, Bear app, Ulysses, Drafts, or the new kid on the block, Craft. As much as it’s a pleasure to read the pro and cons, the essence of the zettelkasten is that it’s an interlinked, richly connected system of atomic information.… Read More Your Mac is a Zettelkasten note taking system