Over the years Apple has used several display connections with their laptop computers. Older Mac models had full-size VGA and DVI ports, which easily connected to external monitors through standard display cables. In recent years, Apple has conserved space in laptops by using a variety of smaller connections that require adaptors in order to use external displays.… Read more
Apple Support Discussions user "irfanhab" reports:"I use a DVI to S-Video adaptor (bought from Apple Store) to connect my macbook pro (Feb 2008 model) to a Digital TV. Every time I connected it used to work fine and I could instantly play movies. However in Snow leopard, every time I connect the TV display is Black and White, and I have to restart my … Read more
A couple weeks back I reviewed the 25.5-inch HP w2558hc, which I still believe is pound for pound, one of the best values for a monitor out there. Soon after my review, HP released the 27-inch 2709m.
Now the real question is which of these two HPs is worth your hard-earned (I assume) cash? As with any product, that will depend on what exactly our needs are and what either of these are providing. Check out CNET's full review to … Read more
Electronic paper is stacking up to be a high-growth market, according to a new report.
Sales of e-paper displays are projected to soar from $431 million this year to $9.6 billion in 2018, market researcher DisplaySearch said Wednesday.
The number of units sold is forecast to grow 22 million this year to 1.8 billion in 2018.
E-books are currently the main use and sales driver for e-paper. Most e-book readers, such as the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader, use the electrophoretic display technology from E Ink. A few e-readers, such as Fujitsu's Flepia, use a different technology … Read more
Last month I bemoaned the fact that although the 27-inch HP 2709m has less features and a lower resolution than the 25-inch HP w2558hc (albeit with a larger screen), at the time, it actually cost $70 more.
Since then, HP has curiously stopped selling the w2558hc directly, but the monitor is still available at Amazon and other e-tailers. Also, the $500 suggested retail price for the 2709m was a bit overestimated since HP actually sells it for $425 and it can be found for as low as $360 from other online retailers.
I'm still waiting to hear back from … Read more
Military Aircraft is a basic screensaver consisting of high-quality photos of fighters, bombers, and other butt-kicking aircraft. Although it doesn't do anything fancy, it has all the features we would expect of a basic screensaver and functions well.
Unlike many free screensavers, Military Aircraft contains attractive, high-resolution images. We do not particularly consider ourselves to be aviation buffs, but we enjoyed the screensaver's 22 photos and the wide range of interesting aircraft they depict; lovers of military aircraft should find this screensaver quite enjoyable. The program's settings are accessed through the Screen Savers tab in the Display … Read more
Wallpaper Slideshow LT lets you create a rotating slideshow with your favorite photos on your computer's desktop. Though it comes with only a couple of sample photos, you can include photos from your hard drive to personalize the application.
Wallpaper Slideshow LT is easy to use, which is a good thing since there is no Help file. But if you need a little guidance, the publisher's Web site has information about the program that users may find helpful. When we installed the program, we chose to put an icon on our Desktop and on our Taskbar. It's … Read more
Apple on Tuesday added an antiglare upgrade option to its 15-inch MacBook Pro line of notebooks.
The option of an antiglare display has already been available on the 17-inch MacBook Pro. The 13-inch counterpart continues to offer only a glossy display.
First reported by AppleInsider and confirmed for CNET by Apple, the antiglare display is a $50 upgrade via Apple's online store.
The glossy versus antiglare debate has been ongoing since the glossy version was first introduced on notebooks. For some, it's a matter of aesthetics or eye strain. And then there are creative professionals who maintain that … Read more
Microangelo On Display allows users to customize their desktop cursors and icons. On the whole, the program is easy to use, although we did run into at least one problem.
The program's interface is intuitive and easy to access. Users simply click on any icon they wish to change and select Appearance, which opens the program. From there, users can select from several color themes of alternative icons, or select their own. It's easy to change only one icon, or every instance of an icon system-wide. Users can make a variety of other adjustments to their icons, such … Read more
SS Birthday reminder is a simple program that allows users to keep track of their friends' birthdays and other information. Its basic interface and straightforward functions make it a good choice for users looking for a quick and easy birthday utility.
The program's interface is plain, displaying a list of the people the user has entered in a grid. It is easy to add new people, and users can also include contact information and notes, making this program a very basic contact manager as well as a birthday reminder. The program's features are limited but functional. Users can … Read more