Apple Accessories Reviews

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Review: Charge-N-Clean Apple Watch Stand

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many people to question how to properly disinfect their smartphones. Apple has gone so far as to publish a support page detailing how to clean each iPhone model, from the original iPhone to the newest ...
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Review: Harber London Folio MacBook Leather & Felt Sleeve

MacPrices.net has had a chance to test out Harber London's Folio MacBook Leather & Felt Sleeve for the past few days. Harber London offers high quality handmade leather and felt sleeves for a wide range of Apple MacBooks, iPads, and ...
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Orcam MyEye 2 Is Inspiration Apple Needs To Make Its AR Smart Glasses Accessible For Visually Impaired

EDITORIAL: 02.28.20- It's no secret that Apple is planning to further expand into the wearables segment, working quietly behind the scenes to create its own smart glasses — as rumors have suggested in a report from Macworld magazine — which ...
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Breathe New Life Into Your Older iPhone With An iFixIt Battery Fix Kit

FEATURE: 03.17.19- iPhone owners wanting to replace the battery on their smartphone who missed last year's special discounted $29 battery replacement program from Apple — which was the Cupertino, California-based tech giant's response to the now infamous "throttlegate" fiasco where ...
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Organize Apple Power Adapter Clutter With A Fuse Side Winder

FEATURE: 12.07.18- Looking for the perfect gadget to give as a stocking stuffer or gift for the MacBook user in your life that won't break the bank and can actually help them organize the cable and cord clutter that USB-C ...
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Apple Introduces new Apple Watch Series 4

Apple today introduced their next-generation Apple Watch Series 4 in 40mm and 44mm sizes. The new watches feature 30% larger displays and a slimmer design along with new features such as heart ECG monitoring, louder speakers, new complications & watch ...
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Get Rid of Photos Clutter and Free Up Disk Space with New iPhone App Gemini Photos by MacPaw

NEWS: 06.22.18 - Software company MacPaw recently launched their new app for the iPhone called Gemini Photos. The app, which was released on May 22, 2018 is the Ukraine based software company's attempt to enter the iOS software market having ...
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Three Off-The-Beaten-Track iOS Apps That Deserve Wider Use

One of the great things about using iPads and iPhones is the vast selection of apps available for most anything you want or need to do. The three outlined in this article have been in my core app suite since ...
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BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Power Cable Restores MagSafe-Like Safety And Convenience To MacBooks With USB-C – The ‘Book Mystique

In my estimation, Apple's MagSafe power cord connector is one of the company's best ever ideas. Introduced at MacWorld Expo in 2006 on the first Intel powered MacBook Pro, the magnetically secured charge cord plug on the computer end is ...
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Vivaldi Web Browser Features Speed, User Interface Customization – ‘Book Mystique Review

My computer usage is heavily browser-centric even more so in recent years since I switched my email from POP 3 standalone apps to Webmail. For years until recently, my standard browser suite in OS X was comprised of Firefox, Chrome, ...
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Cardsmith Greeting Card Maker App For OS X – ‘Book Mystique Review

Back in the day, I used to mail literally dozens of Christmas Cards each year, mostly with a handwritten note or letter in each one. However, what with the cost of postage ($.85 to $1.00 in Canada where I live), ...
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Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard Review – The ‘Book Mystique

There is an embarrassment of choice in external keyboards for Apple hardware devices and their Windows and Android counterparts, but Swiss-based input device specialists Logitech have stood out as makers of some of the best ones. Logitech's latest offering is ...
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Productivity App Suites For OS X/iOS Cross-Platform Users – The ‘Book Mystique

Greetings from the Grid blogger Seth Clifford recounts years of eschewing Apple's default iOS apps in favor of third-party software, because, as he explains, after all, "Apple’s apps are for regular people, and I’m a PowerUser, maaaan. I’d configure all ...
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Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mobile Mouse – ‘Book Mystique Review

I always approach new Logitech keyboard and pointing devices with high expectations, and over the years I've very rarely been even mildly disappointed with a product from the Lausanne, Switzerland based company. There's nothing disappointing about Logitech's the Logitech MX ...
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Six Months With The Edge Value Priced Wireless Gaming Mouse In General Duty – The ‘Book Mystique

I'm not much of a gamer, but I do like gaming mice a lot for their typically superior tracking precision, more rugged construction, and comfortable ergonomics compared with "regular" mice. For the past half-year or so, I've been using a ...
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Two iPad Physical Bluetooth Keyboard Solutions: Logitech K-480 vs. Brydge – The ‘Book Mystique Review

A couple of weeks ago I wrote here about how I've been using a Logitech K-480 multidevice Bluetooth keyboard with my iPad 2 and iPad Air 2 recently as an alternative to typing on the built-in virtual keyboard on the ...
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External Keyboards And The iPad Revisited – The ‘Book Mystique

Up to now, I haven't been a big fan of external keyboards for the iPad. To me, one of the iPad's greatest virtues is its uncomplicated self-containedness, facilitated among other things by the on-screen virtual keyboard, which allows one to ...
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Tek Tuk Mobile Device Case And Bedside “Holster” – ‘Book Mystique Review

Do you use your mobile computing devices in bed? Most of us who own cellphones, tablets, and e-readers do use them in bed, raising the possibility or even probability that they may at least occasionally end up on the floor ...
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Google Search App For iOS Gets A Major Makeover – ‘Book Mystique Review

Google has given iOS users an early Christmas present with a substantial update of it's not-very-often-upgraded Google Search app. Google Search has been my go-to tool for Web searches since it was rolled out about three years ago. It's a ...
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Textilus Word Processor For iOS – ‘Book Mystique Review

There are a lot of note-taking and text editor apps available for the iPad. Some are quite good, including several free.... uh sorry..."get" and ad-supported apps. Many have some word processing features, and there are a number of nominally designated ...
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Four Tablet Pillow/BeanBag Stands Compared – iProp, Lap Log, PadPillow, and PadPillow Lite The ‘Book Mystique

If I could only have one accessory for my iPad, it would be a pillow-beanbag type stand -- no hesitation. In my estimation having one of these stands, and preferably more than one depending upon where and how it's being ...
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Razer Taipan Mouse For Gamers And Non-Gamers – The ‘Book Mystique Review

If you're a serious gamer on either Mac or Windows PCs, a serious gaming mouse is a necessity for first-tier performance. However, even if like me you're not much of a gamer, there's still a strong case to be made ...
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Griffin Wired Keyboard for iOS Devices – ‘Book Mystique Review

One of the reasons I rarely connect my iPad to an external keyboard is my dislike of Bluetooth. I do use a wireless keyboard with my office Mac, thanks to the the excellence of Logitech’s K-750 series Wireless Solar Keyboards ...
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Classic Twin Lens Reflex Camera Transitions To The Digital Era – The ‘Book Mystique

Are you of a certain age that remembers the famous vintage twin-lens reflex camera (TLR) like Rolleiflex, Rolleicord, YashicaMat, Kinaflex, Duaflex, Contaflex, Anscoflex, Argoflex and Argus 75? Perhaps not. Adobe paid homage last year to the TLR's significance in photographic ...
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Loop Attachments Mummy Case For iPad and iPhone – ‘Book Mystique Review

Loop Attachments' silicone Mummy Cases for Apple iDevices (all iPads 2 and later, including minis, and iPhones 4 and later) are the essence of elegant simplicity. Just unbox the Mummy Case and slip it on over your iPhone or iPad ...
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iPad And iPhone Kung Fu – ‘Book Mystique Review

When the review copy of iPad And iPhone Kung Fu arrived, I was surprised by how thin the book was. But somehow, author Keir Thomas has managed to pack an astonishing amount of useful information -- 318 tips in all ...
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iPevo Articulating Video Stand For iPhone And iPod touch – ‘Book Mystique Review

I'm a huge fan of iPevo products, several of which I use regularly. Truly versatile design and quality construction counts for a lot. Most of the time my iPad lives in an iPevo KA-01 "Origami" iPad Folio case. The iPad ...
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iProp Universal Tablet “Beanbag” Stand – ‘Book Mystique Review

If I could have but one iPad accessory, I can say without hesitation or equivocation that it would be a good, comfortable, hands-off support for the tablet while I use it on my lap or on a support surface. There ...
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Nifty MiniDrive Elegant Expansion Solution For Storage-Challenged 13-inch MacBook Airs

If I'd known about the Nifty MiniDrive a couple of months ago, I might have opted for the $200 cheaper 128 GB version of my new MacBook Air instead of ordering it with the 256 GB upgrade, and saved some ...
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Aegis NetDock Mac Edition 3 in 1 Docking Station Makes Ideal MacBook Air Companion – The ‘Book Mystique

Two concerns in particular had me thinking twice, and then again, about choosing a 13-inch MacBook Air as my next "digital hub" anchor Mac system: cramped (or prohibitively expensive) flash-only storage capacity, and the lack of an internal optical drive ...
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scriptus 3.0 Text Editor With Dropbox Synch For iPad -‘Book Mystique Review

Madeira, Portugal-based indie developer Paulo Freitas' scriptus was already an extraordinary and innovative text editor app for iPad that deserves to be better-known than it is, and it's now even better. scriptus is like an iOS notepad on steroids, with ...
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Photoshop Elements Version 12; Still The Best Under-$100 (By A Penny) OS X Image Editor – ‘Book Mystique Review

Just like its senior sibling Adobe Photoshop,has been for its professional image editing market, Adobe's Photoshop Elements has been the reference application in the consumer (ie: relatively affordable) image editing app category since its debut nearly two decades ago. First ...
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TheSnugg iPad Case Cover and Stand – ‘Book Mystique Review

One of the most useful categories of iPad cases are the slipcover types whose cover flap flips over and folds to form a wedge-shaped stand that makes for more comfortable typing and gesturing on your lap or another surface. There ...
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Opera 15 Browser’s Major Re-engineering And Makeover A Home Run – The ‘Book Mystique Review

Having been a fan of Opera's Web browser since its early days back in the late '90s, I digested with more than casual interest the news that Norwegian indie developer Opera would be discontinuing development of its in-house Presto browser ...
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Puffin 3.1 Web Browser Gets Speed Boost And Interface Makeover – ‘Book Mystique Review

If you've ever checked out the Puffin browser for iOS, you know it's fast, but you haven't seen anything until you've tried out the latest version, Puffin 3. Puffin's developers at CloudMosa describe version 3 as "wicked fast," borrowing a ...
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Quicksilver 1.0: Out Of Beta After Ten Years – The ‘Book Mystique Review

The Quicksilver Blog reports that after almost 10 years of testing, Quicksilver has finally laid the beta designation to rest, signifying the app's long-gestating maturity and a sign of what's to come. Quicksilver is one of those utilities that grows ...
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In Search Of The Perfect iOS Text App – The ‘Book Mystique

No, I haven't discovered the perfect iOS text app, but I've found some pretty good ones. I actually use about a half dozen different text tools on my iPad on a regular basis - all of them plain text editors ...
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The Book of GIMP A “Labor Of Love” – ‘Book Mystique Review

I've reviewed what must now be somethng in excess of 100 computer books on what we used to call the Mac Web over the past 14 years. Given the ephemeral nature of the timeframe computer books inhabit, one frequently gets ...
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Flash On iOS; Two Solutions; One Pretty Good, One Not So Hot – The ‘Book Mystique

Steve Jobs was famously no fan of Adobe's flash video standard. In April, 2010, he posted a 1700+ word essay on Apple's site explaining why the company refused to support Flash video on iPhones, iPads, and iPods. He posited a ...
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Topricin Homeopathic Remedy For Typing/Tapping/Texting (And Trauma) Pain – The ‘Book Mystique Review

You never appreciate physical abilities so much as when they're suddenly gone. As a writer and Web editor, the ability to type efficiently is vital. Last week, returning from a road trip and pushing hard through snow squalls trying to ...
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Teach Yourself Visually MacBook Pro – ‘Book Mystique Review

In a heavily-populated field of Mac and iOS computer books, Brad Miser's new Teach Yourself Visually MacBook Pro (TYVMBP) stands out as something refreshingly different from the run-of-the-mill. Eschewing the usual formula of mainly descriptive text supported by screenshots, photos, ...
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Master Your Mac – ‘Book Mystique Review

Most OS X manuals and reference books contain how-to tutorials on how to execute various functions and tasks in OS X. However, Master Your Mac is authored by a guy who has made a career of writing instructional tutorials. Matt ...
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The OS X Mountain Lion Bible – Book Mystique Review

Galen Gruman's Mac OS X Lion Bible is a thoroughgoing, comprehensive manual covering OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion in considerable depth, taking a doorstop-worthy 828 pages to do it. That's not to say that the Mountain Lion Bible's prose is ...
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Photoshop Elements Version 11; Still The Best Consumer Image Editor – ‘Book Mystique Review

When anyone asks my advice on which image-editing program to buy, for more than a decade or so my boilerplate short answer has been "Photoshop Elements." That recommendation doesn't change with the latest Photoshop Elements version 11 that was released ...
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Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Mountain Lion Edition – The ‘Book Mystique Review

There are lots of good reasons why switching to the Mac is attracting more and more PC users. New York Times tech columnist and prolific computer book author David Pogue notes that Apple was the only computer company whose sales ...
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Dragon Dictate For Mac 3 Voice Software For Mac OS X – ‘Book Mystique Review

I've used Dictation software for some 15 years and its a tool I enthusiastically recommend -- even if you don't have issues with typing pain (I do) or a disability. Nuance's new Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 is the best ...
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MacBook Air Portable Genius/MacBook Pro Portable Genius Very Different Books – ‘Book Mystique Review

For two reference books with the same format covering similar subject matter, this duo of titles from Wiley's "Portable Genius" series, the fourth editions of which have just been released, are remarkably different from each other. Notwithstanding having 100 more ...
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OS X Mountain Lion All-In-One For Dummies – ‘Book Mystique Review

Did you know that there's not just one, but two, OS X Mountain Lion For Dummies books? Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus's Mac OS X Lion For Dummies has been around since Mac OS 7.5 in the mid-80s, including the latest ...
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