Plantronics Discovery 925, the Bluetooth Designer’s Headset

Plantronics is probably the best known vendor of VoIP audio products, and it is a market leader in the headsets for gamers and computer users markets. It also makes nice Bluetooth earphone based headsets for mobile phone applications and computer use. The Plantronics Discovery 925 is one of the nicest in this category I have …

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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 …

Things 1

Things made it to its first release a couple of days ago. Things is competing with OmniFocus and every other GTD application for the Mac. It has a good chance of conquering a big chunk of the market. The reason: Things looks good, has a very well balanced feature set and never intrudes. It's also …

Billings 3

Marketcircle makes one of the best invoice programs for the Mac, period. It's called Billings, it's in its third version and it's near-perfect. From its icon to its functionality, it all breathes thoroughness, and careful and thoughtful design. Billings 3 has multiple timers, recurring invoices, and an interface that is as easy to use as …