Passover is quickly approaching — beginning the evening of March 25 — and if you'd like to take charge and customize your Seder, the ritual feast, you have a great new option if you own an iPad or iPad mini. Passover Haggadah ($6.99) from Ribui is an immensely customizable app that lets you create a virtual Haggadah with exactly the prayers and commentary you want.
I know I'm not the only one who's downsized from a full-sized iPad to an iPad mini. But at least initially, the newer mini couldn't keep up with the plethora of cases available for the larger iPad. Fortunately, case makers like Mapi Cases are now coming out with a nice selection, including the late Soli Leather Mini iPad Case ($120).
I've long been a fan and paying customer of Other World Computing and its online store many years. In my experience, it has the best collection of accessories and peripherals for Apple users. I've upgraded my Macs' RAM and solid state disk storage numerous times using its products.
I "downsized" from a full size iPad in favor of the iPad mini, because it's a pleasure to carry around the mini compared to the somewhat burdensome iPad. But when I added a case to my mini, it became bulky again.
I still prefer a case to protect my valuable device from scratches, but also for comfort and style. Thankfully, the folks at Kavaj have created a set of luxurious cases that add minimal bulk yet perform admirably. Because they use high quality leather, each case is unique and may take some time to stretch and adjust to fit the iPad mini precisely, allowing for the power button to work, for example.
About 35 years ago, I visited Lake Placid, where the Winter Olympics had just been held. I had the opportunity to climb up to the top of a ski jump platform, and look down. Right then and there, I knew I would never, ever become a ski jumper.
There are a lot of reasons to keep your iPhone in a case. One reason is protection from damage and scuffs that can hurt resale value by as much as five percent, according to Brian Burke of SellYourMac.com. Another reason is to add some style to your favorite gadget. In either case (pun intended) after seeing a plethora of case makers at CES in Las Vegas, you should be able to find a case that meets your needs.
I've written about the Octa before
, so I was interested to see what they had to offer at CES. The 'suction cup on steroids' is a pump-to-stick grip for your iPad or just about any tablet with a non-porous flat back. You twist-on a 'tail' depending on your need.
Just when you thought Bluetooth headsets couldn't be improved, or make you look cool, Nectar Soundlabs
is trying to buck the trend! They are using Christie Street
to help fund a line of attractive, comfortable headsets that might change how you feel about Bluetooth headsets.
If you're like me, the tax paperwork is trickling in, and you're compiling an envelope (or box!) full of receipts, payments, tax forms, etc., in preparation of tax day. Now might be the perfect time to make a New Year's resolution to scan and archive such paperwork.