Whether you’re a new parent, or you feel safer keeping an eye on your front door, or you just want to check in and see what your dog or cat is up to while you’re at work all day, a good Wi-Fi camera is like having eyes in the back of your head—or clear across town. The winner of our April contest will receive an iZon Remote Room Monitor from Stem Innovation ($129.95, steminnovation.com), an iOS app–controlled wireless camera.
Say, did something happen this week that made headlines? We're trying to remember what it was… Oh yeah! Now we remember. The New iPad busted down other tablet makers' doors, dragged them out of bed, and spanked them right across the bottoms. And a bunch of diehard Apple fans camped out ready to be there when it happened.
Whether you use your iPad 2 for work or play, the last thing you want to worry about is the possibility that someone might snatch up your tablet. With the sleek Kensington SecureBack Security Case, you can tether your iPad 2 to the nearest table leg or other sturdy object to thwart potential thieves. The case is equipped with a ClickSafe lock to keep your Apple tablet secure, and it has a useful stand that allows you to still prop up your device while it’s locked down.
We've always wanted to fly helicopters, but pilot lessons cost way too much money. Now, thanks to the Griffin HELO TC, you can finally fly helicopters without a pilot's license. Just make sure you've got an iOS device—this bad boy is controlled directly from your favorite touchscreen.
We had a blast playing with it in our Fabulous Toys feature To enter, just leave us a message telling us what you think the best possible use for the Remote Controlled Helicopter would be! Oh, and only enter once, Ace.
Contrary to popular belief, the McTiVia is not a TiVia made by McDonalds. What it is, is a wireless streamer for streaming everything from your Mac to your TV. And it's got quite a few tricks up its sleeve. The McTiVia can wirelessly bring your Mac screen to your TV (with synchronized audio), remotely operate your Mac from TV with standard USB mouse/keyboard combo, or even be used as a wireless access point.
We liked it enough to give it a 3.5 in our review.
To enter, just leave a comment explaining what you would use this crazy TV to Mac hook up for.
The KNS-8400's are big in every sense of the word -- big sound, big size, and at $250 bucks they boast a pretty big price tag, too. Lucky for you, with just a comment and a little bit of luck these bad boys can be yours for free. In order to win them, simply leave a comment telling us about a time you saw or heard something big. It could range from a dubstep show to Godzilla riding a bicycle, just whatever you tell us about impress us with the scope!
They’re truly a great pair of headphones, and they could be yours soon! Get typing!
This month we’re giving away the TimeCommand App-Enhanced Audio Alarm Dock for iPod, iPhone and iPad (deep breath). This dock is the dock you always wished you had, and with the complimentary apps, we finally found an alarm clock worthy of our iDevice. Whether you’re displaying a larger than life analog clock from your iPad, or a tiny digital one from your iPod Nano, the TimeCommand will look right at home on your bed stand. And the best part? The TimeCommand provides an outlet on the power supply so you don’t have to decide between your bedside lamp and your new favorite alarm clock.
We all have tales about it: the days when our most used keyboard command was Ctrl + Alt + Delete and our whole life could Blue Screen away in an instant. Fortunately, those days are long gone, as our Macs have fixed those irritating problems we used to have with Windows PCs. But we got to thinking the other day here at the Mac|Life offices: when was the last time we actually used a PC? Most of us don't remember because we've blocked those memories, so that's why we want to hear yours.
You might have heard that this year, Mac|Life's giving away four custom iPad 2 cases from Incipio at our Comic-Con booth. But if you can't make it, don't fret! We're giving away two (2) white Incipio Feather iPad 2 cases to two lucky readers here at the site! All you have to do is leave a comment with your favorite custom iPad 2 art from the gallery after the cut and I'll pick a winner on Tuesday next week! Happy commenting!
We all remember that famous quote from The Little Engine That Could. Pulling a heavy, broken train up an enormous slope, he struggled up the hill alone with only his hopeless optimism. Each and every time he thought he couldn't go any further, he would repeat: