Steve Jobs once famously dismissed Amazon’s original Kindle, bluntly
saying, “People don’t read anymore.” Steve, we hate to say it, but we
disagree. Despite the miracle of the iTunes Store, where pop-culture
connoisseurs enjoy instant gratification for their junk food
entertainment cravings, the literati persist. And they want instant
We’re suckers for apps that focus on simplicity and usefulness rather
than whiz-bang features that look cool in demos but have very little
practical utility. Rogue Amoeba’s Airfoil is one of those apps that we
couldn’t help but take a liking to right off the bat.
Tablets are often thought to be just for graphic designers who’ve
eschewed the mouse for something “more organic.” They wave their hands
over the magical device and create art out of nothing. What most Mac
people don’t realize is that the tablet isn’t just a designer’s tool.
It’s useful for nearly anyone who puts in serious time in front of a
computer. With its wealth of customization options, Wacom’s Intuos4
becomes a useful input device for a variety of applications, and its
sensitivity makes it a great tablet for the traditional audience of
graphics pros. Wacom’s new line of Intuos4 tablets has raised the bar
in the tablet game.
Mac security on a stick--in the form of USB drives preloaded with antivirus and data-theft prevention apps--can guard the info you keep on your computer from all manner of prying eyes and would-be crooks.