USB: it connects our things to other things and sometimes even to our computers. Apple was the first to implement this once next-generation technology, but unfortunately the company fell off the bandwagon when it came time to adopt USB 3.0. Of course, this is not entirely Apple's fault--NEC has not yet released any Mac OS X compatible drivers for the system, leaving Mac-o-philes lusting for that 5GB/s upload rate.
It's not like any of our readers need an extra edge in order to utterly destroy the Mac|Life staff on Frag The Editor Fridays. You'd have to wander far and wide to find an easier kill than playing against Robbie, Flo and the rest of the gang. However, for some people, simply winning just isn't enough: For the blood-thirsty elite that understand no quarter can be given, even in virtual warfare, Razer's latest offering--the Ironclad mouse pad--might be the piece of hardware you need to round out your computer gaming arsenal.
A scant few days after Apple dropped a bevy of new products in the laps of eager consumers, it seems that they wizards of Cupertino are at it again. This time around, if the details of a recent patent application uncovered by Patently Apple are any indication, we could be in for some snazzy attachment lenses to use with our iPhone and iPod touch cameras.
For those of you harboring a bit of buyer's remorse having shelled out the money for an iPod touch, when the device you truly wanted was an iPhone, we've got some cold comfort for you today. A while back, we told you about a dandy case called the Apple Peel that provided 3G cell phone capabilities to the iPod touch. It was the stuff of fairy tales: a reasonably priced case that allowed iPod touch users to get their smartphone game on. We all looked at it, wondering how well it'd work. Would the Apple Peel fill our needs? Could those still clinging to their Motorola RAZR handsets finally enter the new decade? Only those with access to the Chinese black market could know for sure, as the case wasn't readily available stateside.
Still using your Mac’s original keyboard and mouse--only now they’re covered by a thin layer of finger grime? That display starting to look a little dingy and dull? Is your external hard drive running out of room for all your cat photos, or are you interested in stepping up to a network drive so you can access your files from anywhere? Upgrading your Mac’s accessories and peripherals is a no-brainer.