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Review: Twelve South BaseLift for MacBook

March 27, 2015 — by Xin Chan0

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I have seldom been so crazy to purchase a gadget right on the launch day, especially accessories for my Apple Products. I usually wait and see and check out numbers of reviews before I cash in. But I really love this product at first sight and I wanted it for my MacBook Pro for long. It is BaseLift for MacBook presented by Twelve South, launched last Wednesday.

It is a super-thin, microfiber-layered integrated stand and lap pad for MacBooks, which fits all current MacBook Pro and Air models, with the following features in summary:

– Super thin and light (3.7 mm, 119 g)
– Tilts MacBook to a comfortable typing angle (10 degrees, elevates by 32 mm)
– Improves air circulation
– Protects your thighs from the heat emitted
– Attaches to MacBook to go everywhere you go
– Protects and adds comforts to the bottom of your MacBook
– Easy to remove anytime, leaving no residue behind
– Easily fits into most bags and MacBook cases

BaseLift features a two-piece design. You can find inside the package the primary BaseLift Pad and an optional secondary Fit Strip for 13 and 15-inch models. Don’t panic when you open the box as there is a very comprehensive installation guide with graphical illustrations to help you out in getting the product set up and works well. Notably speaking, don’t just look at the pictures but also the words, you need to be careful with the alignment of the pad in order to have the best balance and experience when you flip your MacBook upside down again.

Apps

PDFpen Scan+: Touch Free Scanning Comes To iOS

March 25, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0

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PDFScan+ has a lot of useful features, but you now have one more reason to download this app on your iPhone. The latest version of the application brings touch-free scanning to all iDevices.

That means the app can now snap shots as soon as the selected document is in the focus and the edges are detectible. If you’re hearing about PDFpen Scan+ for the first time, below is a detailed guide about how it works.

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Week Weather: Get a Detailed Heat Map Of The Weekly Forecast

March 24, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0

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We can all agree that there are a lot of weather apps out there. But there’s something about Week Weather by Wolfgang Augustin that stood out for me and made me want to install it on my iPhone, and I couldn’t be anymore happier. As the name implies, the apps gives you all the weather information you need for a week in a very useful manner to help you plan your activities accordingly.

One of the worst things that can happen when planning an outdoor party for friends or family, or even deciding to go out for a stroll on your own is bad weather. I remember when my whole plan of going for a hike was put to rest when it suddenly started to rain outside.

Accessories

FlashQ Q20 Is A Wireless Flash Unit With Radio Control, LED lightning and Many More

March 23, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0

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After the success of FlashQ wireless flash trigger last year, Anita Yim and her team are taking things to the next level.

FlashQ Q20 is their first flash project offering a wireless flash unit with multiple features including built-in gel holder, radio configuration, flash head tilting (90 degrees for bounce light), and LED lightning. It has been introduced in white and black options.

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Launcher for iOS 8: Your Favorite Things Now At Your Fingertips

March 21, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0

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Whenever I decide to install new apps on my iPhone the first thing I look for is functionality. I don’t want to clutter my iPhone home screen with useless apps I regret installing in the first place.

Launcher with Notification Center Widget is probably one of the most useful apps I have right now on my iPhone and it’s awesome. This app works on the iOS 8 and makes all your favorite things accessible to you through just a single swipe of the finger.

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Redcam App: Add Unique Filters To Videos On iOS

March 17, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0

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Photo filters have been quite popular over the years on iOS and now several different app offerings exist based on this functionality. Such apps use their variety of filters to set themselves apart and some even include a social aspect providing people an option to share the photos on the app’s network.

Instagram took it to a whole new level by enabling people to add filters to videos but the length of the video remained limited. That’s where the app we’re going to talk about shortly comes in. It goes by the name Redcam and it allows you to record videos quickly and presents a load of editing options.

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iCantHear: Talk To The Hearing Impaired With Ease

March 16, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0

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Most of you, at some point, would become familiar with ASLS’s few phrases; however, you might not be well equipped with ASL to have a conversion with an individual with a hearing impairment and you have to engage with them in a conversation.

Also, if the iPhone user has hearing impairment and has the need to talk to someone who isn’t aware of ASL, there is a problem. Luckily, in both situations, the owner of the iPhone can use the app called iCantHear to talk to the hearing impaired with ease.

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Musica App: Use The Notification Center To Control Your Music Library

March 14, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0

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Whether you like the default iPhone Music App or not, there’s no denying that even though it performs its functions well there’s still room for some improvement/added functionality.

This is why you need apps such as Musica – Widget Player. This widget functions smoothly and enables you to control whole music library from the Notification Center or NC. After using this app, you’ll get to know how easy handling all your music files can be.

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Darkroom Offers Creative DIY Filters and Editing Options

March 13, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0

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Though we’ve already covered several photo editing applications, there’s always a new one making its way and managing to spark our interest. Once such newly released app is the slick and powerful photo editor by Bergen – Darkroom.

It just launched a few days ago and offers a number of features for editing images on iOS, including a curves tool, a DIY photo filter, and an infinite history with all the edits. And some of the features give you the editing powers that goes beyond simple photo editing.

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deGeo App: Remove Location Metadata From Your Images

March 3, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0

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You might be sharing a lot more than you bargained for when you upload a picture on social media sites. If you’ve enabled the location services for your iPhone camera app then each photo you take from your iDevice will contain a geotag and other location metadata.

This may not be in your favor considering the rise in identity theft on social media. Thankfully, you can easily delete information about your location through the very useful deGeo app.

It’s not always that I want to reveal my GPS coordinates with other people when I share pictures on social media. That’s why I liked deGeo. It’s very simple to use and allows you to take out all unnecessary information from the snaps you select from your Camera Roll.