Mac gamers aren't quite the mythical breed that they used to be, and it looks as though Apple itself is finally starting to catch onto that development. As AppleInsider reports, Apple held a 45-minute-long meeting at WWDC focusing on supporting licensed third-party gaming controllers for iOS 7, outlining the promise of the new APIs and even presenting some prototypes.
Wish you could video chat on the biggest screen in your home? Me neither. But for those who do, Logitech's TV Cam HD makes it happen in stunning detail. With an Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection, and HDMI-out to your TV, it lets you video chat from your couch, while a wide-angle Carl Zeiss lens puts the whole room on display in 720p.
Smart Pack is one of those names, like Genius Bar, that some will agree with while others will just roll their eyes. Bags are subjective, and this one from iHome doesn't ooze style, but it’s got some functional features some users might find attractive nonetheless. There's a dedicated place for each of your gadgets, starting with a padded laptop pocket right up against your back, lined with luxurious fake fur. I toted my 15-inch MacBook Pro there, eschewing its usual sleeve, and barely noticed its weight.
Kickstarter has long been the refuge of the "little guy"--the place where independent developers can gain funding for quirky projects that otherwise may never see the light of day--but now it appears the big guys are starting to pay attention as well. Today Logitech announced its acquisition of TT Design Labs, which received considerable media attention after a Kickstarter for its "TidyTilt" accessory for the iPhone brought in over $200,000 last year. Starting today, Logitech's rebranded (and apparently improved) version of the product is available for preorder, and we had a chance to speak with co-founder Derek Karnow ahead of the announcement.
OK, gamers, what are your thoughts on that Xbox One? If you've seen the hardware, you already know it looks pretty huge, which has a lot of fans scratching their heads. Of course, we have yet to get a close look at Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4, but judging from a teaser video released this week, we may not have long to wait -- although it seems many game fans may choose to sit out this generation in favor of mobile devices like the iPad. Are you one of them?
While Logitech may be looking to unload its Harmony line of remote control products, that hasn't stopped them from introducing its latest product, which puts a smartphone in control of your home theater setup.
Logitech makes one of the better iPad keyboard covers around, but what if you prefer to protect the back of your tablet as well? The accessory maker answers the call yet again with its latest Keyboard Folio product.
Using a Bluetooth keyboard with more than one device can be a royal pain. If both devices are on, you sometimes have to tell one to forget the keyboard exists, so it’ll be available for the other. Logitech’s Easy-Switch feature kills this problem. You can pair the K810 with three devices (say, a Mac, an iPad, and your Apple TV), then just hit a button to switch between them.
Your TV is probably augmented by an ever-growing collection of boxes that plug into it — and you have a remote for every one. Remembering what setting everything has to be on can be frustrating. Enter Harmony Touch. Tell it which devices you have, and assign them to Activities, such as “Watch a Blu-ray.” Tapping an activity switches the relevant gear on and selects the correct channels.