Acer’s 27-inch display has a Mac-like design with an aluminum frame and brushed-metal finish. The panel measures 20mm thick, while the border round the screen is a mere 6mm, so your desktop almost goes from edge to edge. We can’t fault the image quality. The S277HK uses IPS (in-plane switching) to provide excellent all-round viewing angles, along with bold colors and strong contrast that make the most of the 3,840x2,160 resolution.
Air Display 3 and its free Mac-based host turn your iOS devices into additional screens, expanding your workspace. Installation on the Mac requires a reboot, but connection is simple, and attached displays can be zoomed and rotated. Does Air Display 3 fill your second-screen needs?
When it comes to getting things done on the Mac, there’s no shortage of applications making bold promises about helping to keep us organized. Pagico 7.0 makes similar “be productive and stay organized” proclamations in its marketing, but actually delivers on those promises in a way few Mac apps do.
A dungeon crawler built from the oldest of old-school sensibilities, Legend of Grimrock tasks you with working your way through a maze-like dungeon, full of secrets, enemies and a pretty strong chance of untimely death. You play as a team of four prisoners, promised their freedom if they can just make it through the dungeon with their skin still attached.
Is Wacom looking over its shoulder asking who the new kid right on its heels is? Or is the race over before it has begun? Astropad offers the ability to use your iPad as a graphics tablet, so we wanted to know if it’s as good as it sounds.
Apple’s quest for ever thinner and lighter devices is unrelenting, and while we’re all for things being more portable, the question is whether the company sometimes goes a bit too far, or a little too fast. The new MacBook is just 13 millimeters thick, weighing two pounds — easily its thinnest and lightest notebook yet. It fits a 12-inch screen and a full-size keyboard into a smaller footprint than the 11-inch MacBook Air. But it’s also Apple’s slowest notebook, and it comes with just a single data port, which also doubles as the charging plug. So the question is whether these compromises are worth it — whether you get enough extra utility from the portability to replace the lack of ports, and whether it’s still capable enough to justify its $1,299 price tag.
Pillars of Eternity is a game for heroes whose glory days were sometime around 1998 — those who fought the battles of Baldur’s Gate. If you aren’t one of these role-playing veterans, it’s happy to let you join the quest. Be warned though, it will expect you to know what you’re doing — wasting little time on niceties like explaining how to play, and being quick to insist you take control of whole parties in combat while still working out what each character does.
This USB drive enables you to access the files on it either by plugging it into a computer like any other USB drive, or by connecting to it over Wi-Fi (using its own Wi-Fi capabilities — no network required) from an iOS device or from a computer using a web browser. It costs a bit more than a standard USB drive, but it’s hugely useful.
For all the imagination in kids’ creativity apps, they can feel oddly constrained. Once you’ve built the cookie/doll/car, what’s it for? Just taking a photo seems a sad end to the rollercoaster of creation. That’s where Robot Factory aims to fix things.