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How to Make Old Photos Look As Good As New with iPhoto

How to Make Old Photos Look As Good As New with iPhoto

Scanned photos are preserved forever, but may need repair work firstUse the sliders under the histogram to set the black and white points and maximaze the tonal range.Old prints and negatives deteriorate with time, especially if they’re kept in damp conditions. Those boxes of pictures in your attic could be in a worse state than you imagine, and … [Read more...]

Adonit Jot Touch pressure-sensitive stylus

Adonit Jot Touch pressure-sensitive stylus

In the last year or so styluses seem to have gone from an afterthought for iPad owners to highly desirable, if still not quite essential. Some of it probably has to do with the growing number of illustration and notetaking apps, but I'll bet that the third-gen iPad's Retina display is a factor as well -- suddenly, art and writing looks good enough … [Read more...]

How to Add a Title in iMovie

How to Add a Title in iMovie

Making a movie is one thing, adding flashy graphics is anotheriMovie makes it really easy to create great-looking home-movies in minutes, and that includes giving them a more polished and professional edge. There are several ways to do this, including with titles and credits, and so, it shouldn’t come as any surprise, that iMovie has many titling … [Read more...]

How to Use IFTTT to Automate Your Social Networks

How to Use IFTTT to Automate Your Social Networks

IFTTT is not only a programming acronym for “If this then that,” it is also an online service that allows you to create "recipes" that automate your various social networks to perform functions like sending your posted Instagram photos immediately to your Dropbox, or blogging the latest link you favorited on Tumblr. Read on to find out how to … [Read more...]

Geneva Sound Systems Model XS

Geneva Sound Systems Model XS

It's been said that if you're old enough to have been around the first time a product is released, then you're probably too old to revisit it. How does this change if the product has been modernized? The Switzerland and Boston based Geneva Lab is a boutique speaker manufacturer, specializing in high quality and stylish Bluetooth and iOS device dock … [Read more...]

The Apple Magic Mouse — it’s magical

Yes, I know I’m pretty late in the game here, but I finally got my hands on (well, my hand on) a Magic Mouse and… well, I’m not sure why I’ve waited so long. I was forever using a wireless mouse from a different manufacturer, and it stopped doing the job. And then I was given a Magic Mouse, and, well it is magical. So you … [Read more...]

Pure Contour 100i clock radio speaker

Pure Contour 100i clock radio speaker

The days of speaker docks like the Pure Contour 100i are probably numbered, even if they'll continue to be made for a while. In an age of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, it makes less and less sense to limit people to the devices a specific connector format might support. Still, quality non-wireless docks exist, and they're especially handy for people who … [Read more...]

Our favourite Mountain Lion tips

In case you haven’t heard, Mountain Lion is pretty amazing. The streamlined download is the lastest operating system from Apple and, not surprisingly, it doesn’t disappoint. Here are our top favourite new features from the operating system… which is just a sampling of the over two hundred that it has to offer. Whether you’re … [Read more...]

Escort SmartRadar detector Apple Pack

Escort SmartRadar detector Apple Pack

Both Escort and Cobra have worked to take advantage of smartphones to enhance their respective radar detectors. Escort's SmartRadar variants offers many of the company's proven technologies taken from standalone detectors, but in compact, discrete packages that connects to iOS or Android devices via Bluetooth. In our full review, we spend a few … [Read more...]

HP’s 24” ZR2440w display

HP's 24'' ZR2440w display

Design The ZR2440w offers a matte black housing that maintains a professional appearance but without being too bland. The display panel is surrounded by a 0.75-inch bezel, relatively thin for a business display, though build seems a bit thick at 2.4 inches. We were impressed by the mounting system, which quickly detaches if the display needs to be … [Read more...]

Snugg Distressed Brown Leather Case for iPad

Snugg Distressed Brown Leather Case for iPad

One thing I've discovered in reviewing iPad accessories is that it's impossible to please everyone. Some people are happy with a portable Bluetooth speaker, others won't even bother with music unless they have a high-quality stereo. Likewise, some people want minimalist cases, while a few want their iPads to be nigh-on indestructible. Snugg's … [Read more...]

Google Nexus 7 with Jelly Bean

Google Nexus 7 with Jelly Bean

With Android tablets generally trailing Apple's iPad by some margin, Google has taken it upon itself to generate momentum for the segment by launching the Nexus 7. As it has with its previous Nexus-branded products, Google has collaborated with an Android partner to develop a flagship device running a clean install of its open-source Android OS. In … [Read more...]

Kingston Wi-Drive wireless storage drive

Kingston Wi-Drive wireless storage drive

(Updated with user feedback) One of the relatively few mistakes I think Apple's made with the iPad is omitting external storage. It's probably not a gaffe from their perspective, of course; they charge you far more for a 32 or 64GB upgrade than it actually costs to manufacture. The iPad is closer to a computer than an iPhone though, and thus has … [Read more...]

Quick Mail tips that you’ll totally love

Navigating through Mail can be a hassle, especially if you’re receving upwards of hundreds of emails a day. Getting plenty of email can result in disorganization — but there are plenty of Mail tips that you might not know about. One way to declutter your inbox is to incorporate a badge on the Dock icon which displays the count of … [Read more...]

Four awesome apps that’ll make your kids smarter

With summer break finally here, it’s inevitable you’ll hear the words, “I’m bored” stemming from your kids’ mouths. Whether you’re occupying them on a rainy day, need something for a long car ride, or need a few minutes to get them out of your hair, here are four awesome apps that’ll keep them … [Read more...]

Pixa Mac app review

Pixa Mac app review

Pixa is the new Mac app that makes image organization smarter than ever before. A must-have piece in the tool belt of every designer, it pays a great deal of attention to the details and to the graphic design work-flow. Overview After giving the app a spin, the first thing we noticed is the care with which it was developed; the designers truly took … [Read more...]

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