Preview is an excellent utility for viewing and making small edits and adjustments to pictures and PDF documents. While for the most part the program is used for its basic viewing features, some of the ways it handles PDF documents can be quite useful. One of these is the ability to easily add links to PDF pages, which can be used to create clickable indexes and tables of contents.… Read more
Is it art? Sure. But it's also the most mesmerizing coffee table we've ever seen.
Many of us have used peer-to-peer file-sharing programs that allow us to connect to networks with thousands of other users, sharing music, movies, and more. What if you could take that same concept and shrink it down so that the only people on the network were the ones you invited? Retroshare allows you to do just that. This simple program lets users create private file-sharing networks for the easy transfer of files between friends, family, or co-workers--and no one else.
The program's interface is plain and intuitive, with its major features represented by graphical buttons. Adding other people to … Read more
OpenTable is an online reservation service. It lets people find reservations at local restaurants and book them from their computer or mobile phone; all the while, not having to use the traditional system of calling or visiting the restaurants in person. The service is currently available in all 50 states (big cities, for the most part) as well as a growing number of international locations. Total number of restaurants is now in the tens of thousands.
OpenTable's reservation system allows customers to search for restaurants on three different criteria: type of cuisine, restaurant name, or location/neighborhood. Customers can … Read more
Microsoft Excel's PivotTable reports feature is a handy way to view and study large amounts of data quickly from several perspectives. It lets you rotate rows and columns of data to see different summaries, filter the data in various ways, or display the details for any area of your choice. Its chief drawback is an inability to edit data when using it. Excel4U's Pivot4U 2.0 is a handy Excel add-in that lets you enter and edit data directly in PivotTables. You can change the value of data in cells, subtotal rows, or Grand Totals columns. When you'… Read more
While good full-size tripods are readily available, good tabletop camera supports are not always so easy to find. Tabletop supports run the gamut from bean bags to miniature tripods and usually lack somehow either in how much weight they can hold or in how adjustable they are.
The Manfrotto Modopocket, however, is a tiny but powerful camera support.
The Modopocket supports up to 1 pound, which covers almost all point-and-shoots and even some lightweight dSLRs. Its innovative design allows it to fold up flat for easy storage in a pocket of your camera bag, or almost anywhere. It looks like … Read more
Scheduler for Excel is an adequate program designed for school scheduling. Though the developers claim that Scheduler for Excel can be used for any type of schedule, it really isn't set up for anything other than classroom teachers and administrators.
The program opens with a lengthy instructional file that was difficult to use. We wish the instructions were in a more user-friendly format for quick reference, such as an FAQ file or step-by-step guide with screenshots. The program's toolbar features a series of colorful smiley faces, each one corresponding to a particular school subject. This toolbar would be … Read more
When it comes to in-flight movies, it's hard to beat the convenience of an iPhone or iPod Touch.
But comfort? That's another story. Either you're holding the device upright for 2 hours or propping it awkwardly on the tray table (where the slightest turbulence can knock it over).
I speak from experience when I say that both methods can leave you with strained eyes and a sore neck.
Enter SeatBuddy, which straps your iPhone or Touch to the seat in front of you for comfortable, hands-free, close-to-eye-level viewing.
As you can see in the video, the SeatBuddy … Read more
This Collapsible Salad Spinner on Sur la table's Web site solves the space issue by using a patented design that allows the bowl to be collapsed to one third of its original … Read more