Review: Layers, a high-quality screenshot creation tool

A Spanish company by the name of Wuonm Web Services created the best screenshot creation tool I've ever come across, Layers. Layers adopts a completely new approach to screenshot taking, making the job of educators, editors and everyone else who is involved with screenshot creation on a regular basis a lot easier and efficient. The secret of …

DVDs for archiving. The Kodak and Verbatim fight out.

Kodak media are said to be the media with the best longevity of all disc media in the market. Claims of 100 years are normal for Kodak, and since you can't really test it as an individual user except by exposing these media to direct sun light and by abusing them in every conceivable way, it's very hard to check if the claims are true. Perhaps more to the point is if a Kodak disc — which is a good deal more expensive than a Verbatim "Archive Media" — behaves better than the latter.

IntelliScanner Mini, the smallest barcode scanner intelligently interfaced

IntelliScanner is always on the look out for innovative products. A couple of years ago they came with the Scanabout, a USB-dock based Bluetooth barcode scanner, a couple of years before that, they had the PDF417 scanner (which I purchased and still use to full satisfaction today). Last year, IntelliScanner released their Microvision-manufactured ROV IntelliScanner. …

EndNote X2, Professional Citations in Pages ‘09

Thomson Reuters' EndNote X2 is a full-scale citation application that integrates with Microsoft Word and with Apple Pages '09. One look at the manual of EndNote X2 and you'll know this is serious software that enables students, scientists, legal professionals, M.D.'s, and educators to add footnotes and bibliographies like they are supposed to in their …

Typing and updating mathematical equations in iWork ‘09 and elsewhere on OS X: MathType 6

Pages '09 comes with potential MathType equation integration. If you own or buy MathType 6 for the Mac, you can now just insert MathType equations into Pages '09, but also in Numbers '09 and even in Keynote '09. Inserting a MathType equation is easy as cake, but MathType 6 can do a lot more than …

Pages ’09 review

Apple released iWork ’09 with many new features that are better implemented and easier to use than Microsoft’s otherwise excellent Word. Let’s just say Pages ’09 delivers 90% of what most people using a word processor for, need, while Word delivers everything --with confusion as a result for most of us.I regularly look around on …

LaCie 4Big RAID running silent

LaCie decided it must be over with noisy RAID systems and they promptly developed an external RAID disk system that is much quieter than the competition. The 4Big was designed by LaCie's house designer, Neil Poulton. It looks great, weighs in at about 7 kilograms and offers a complete RAID solution.

Apple Keynote ‘09

When Apple releases new software, it's almost always perceived as less interesting or compelling than when they announce new hardware. In a sense that is understandable, but it is a pity. The latest iWork '09 productivity suite is a fine example of why that is a pity. All applications in that software suite have been …

Labels and Addresses 1.1

Belight Software's Labels and Addresses started life as MailFactory, but this new application has a lot more going for it. It has barcodes that can be automatically numbering up by connecting them to a counter, smart shapes, mail merge capabilities that look for Address Book, Entourage, or FileMaker data (and more) and a great set …