Flux 3 for all your online design?

With Flux 3 The Escapers have again raised the bar. Adobe won't mind; they have been doing their best to turn Dreamweaver into a strange amalgam of features of which some make you scratch your head, while others are truly useful and innovative. They should mind, though, as Flux 3 is not an amalgam. It's a structured online design application with a clear interface and feature set that will appeal to anyone designing for any type of online presence or publication.


Review: Unibrain FireWire 800 4-port Repeater/Hub

Unibrain is a global leader in the development of FireWire hardware and software solutions, and offers a complete line of FireWire products for a wide range of applications. We tested and reviewed their 4-port FireRepeater-800 PRO, a FireWire "hub" in black metal with video and sound equipment.

DeltaWalker compares files and folders

DeltaWalker compares text files and folders. It can do this with two files/folders or with three. DeltaWalker's file comparison extends to XML and PHP files as well as bare text files, as I could experience for myself. It's a Java application that works equally well on a Mac as on a Windows machine. It's one of the most clever designed comparison applications that I've ever seen.

Review: Addonics Portable Blu-Ray burner

Going by its name "Zebra Blu-Ray player/recorder", Addonics has wrapped an LG 10x Blu-Ray burner in an aluminium enclosure. At 195.00 Euros, the Zebra must be one of the cheapest Blu-Ray burners you can find, and with an eSATA port it can easily cope with the higher throughput speeds required by 10x speed Blu-Ray burning.

Suitcase Fusion 3 adds WebINK and font sample PNGs

Suitcase Fusion is probably one of the most stable and robust font management systems available. Version 3 has some new features that are bound to crush the competition. Suitcase Fusion has an integrated web fonts panel for Extensis' new WebINK service and some other new features for local fonts that designers will like.

Review: Plantronics Savi W430-M

Unified Communications (UC) can save a lot of money and ecological impact. The Plantronics Savi W430-M is a UC capable wireless headset that integrates seamlessly with Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft (certified!), Skype, and other UC vendors' solutions. Apart from that, it's also the first DECT headset for the PC.

Apple neglecting professional computer users?

Although the iPhone 4 has performance problems, it has a design and functionality that other manufacturers can only dream of. Unlike other mobile phone developers, Apple's Siri acquisition will give it semantic analysis capabilities that are destined to improve user experiences by creating task-oriented, relevant application mashup functionality. With the acquisition, Apple successfully blocks others from obtaining the same functionality within a short timespan, but while the company concentrates on this sort of development, it is ignoring its most valuable resource: its Mac OS X developers and its own creations. In fact, in the eighties Apple introduced a concept of an intelligent software agent called "The Knowledge Navigator," which described a user experience similar to the Siri application.

Addonics Adapter USB 3.0 to eSATA review

Many computers lack an eSATA interface. Apple never adds eSATA to any of its models and a PCI-Express card can be quite expensive. Enter the Addonics Adapter USB 3.0 to eSATA, a small USB 3.0 device that will accept eSATA device connections and translate the eSATA data stream to USB 3.0, USB 2 or even USB 1.