I recently decided to switch back to a MacBook Pro 2017 15″ and as I use an external screen with it I needed a nice keyboard and mouse. The mouse part was an easy quick win as I got the Logitech MX Master 2S and works great.
The keyboard part though required a but more analysis and testing, my old Logitech keyboard was already getting some keys fading out after almost 6 years of use. So I started searching for other non classic options, this is how I ended up finding the Matias.ca keyboards. They are not commonly known but the design which was in line with the Apple keyboards but at a better price caught my attention.
Some time back I supported the Indiegogo project of ThinCase, a product which looked very promising, claiming to deliver a battery case for your iPhone in a very small form factor. I supported the project because I really wanted to see something like this.
Some weeks back, I received the case and started using it for a while to test how it would work. To be honest although the quality was not great, it was ok. Until one day I noticed that the screen seemed to be exposed to scratches if I would lay down my phone on a flat surface (something we all do at some point).
Just to be sure, I checked how the guys at ChargeTech were promoting the case. They are offering a “raised protective lip” as they called it, but this is not working as it should at all.
To demonstrate this, I have made a test between the ThinCharge case and the Apple Silicone Case, check the video bellow:
I contacted them to check if the product was defected, they answered that the product “is designed like that”. To be honest, their support level was not very good as I had to contact them again because they didn’t reply to my first email (to a Gmail account by the way).
What a pity that such a promising product failed on something so basic as protecting the screen.
I backed Kiwi for Gmail which was originally called Gmail for Mac on Kickstarter, they asked for USD 20.000 and they got more than double of that USD 42.202, so people is really interested on finding a solution to better manage their Gmail accounts.
With a great opportunity in hands, the team of Zive composed by Eric Shashoua and Ryan Shetley, were supposed to make a clear statement with their product, unfortunately this didn’t happen, yet.
The people at EaseUS contacted me commenting about this new software they released, its called MobiSaver and they claim I was going to be able to recover almost any item from my iOS devices, and all for FREE. I know EaseUS since some years ago and I know they have very nice file recovery products, so I decided to check it out.
As you can see on EaseUS website, the software claims to be the “World’s first FREE iPhone, iPad & iPod touch data recovery software for home user”. You can recover: lost SMS, Contacts, Call history, Notes, Calendar, Reminders, Photos and Videos etc. directly from iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS, iPad 2/1 and iPod touch 4. (more…)
From month to month I check several cloud storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive. I test them and check about any new functionality their developers might add. But still, there is not one service on the market that really rules.
Companies like the two mentioned on the previous paragraph might be more well known than others but still they are missing several features and flexibility.
The following is a list of must have´s for a cloud storage service to really lead the market:
1 – Not everything in one folder:
I have several hard drives con my computers and work on a certain way with them. I don’t want to change the way I work to be able to use a service. Dropbox works very well but having to put everything into one folder really makes me sick. (more…)