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by Shawn C. Steiner · Posted 02/16/2021
Gaming is getting huge. A natural result of that is equipment being designed explicitly for gamers. One such brand is WD with its WD_BLACK series of products. Yes, they are great for gaming, but I want to say that these are genuinely good products that are worth a look for other industries. In particular, it was the Thunderbolt™ 3-equipped D50 Game Dock that caught my eye as a great option for creatives who need speedy storage and a
Jordan uses the Wacom Intuos Pro and Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 to edit his food photography. Both Wacom products offer a customizable, comfortable, and ergonomic editing experience. How do you see the Intuos Pro and Cintiq Pro 24 fitting into your workflow? Let us know in the Comments, below.
by Shawn C. Steiner · Posted 01/11/2021
With a huge shift toward working from home, it became very clear to many that the small screen on their laptop or all-in-one PC wasn’t going to cut it. A monitor upgrade is, perhaps, one of the most important changes you can make when improving a computer work space because it is the thing you are going to spend hours viewing. I’m here to recommend the BenQ PD2705Q DesignVue 27" Monitor as a great choice for those who want a good blend
by Lawrence Neves · Posted 11/18/2020
Gamers are a tough bunch to shop for. They’re one of the few consumer groups that a) buys their own equipment almost exclusively; b) are very particular about what they buy; and c) enjoy comfort as much as they do gaming. Luckily for us, Spieltek understands the struggle is real for gamers, and they have developed a line of
by Steven Wong · Posted 08/24/2020
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is the most complete PDF solution designed for today's multi-device world. Having an Acrobat Pro DC subscription enhances the process by providing a consistent user experience across desktop, web browser, and mobile platforms while delivering full Acrobat 2020 Pro functionality. By paying an ongoing subscription, as opposed to a single upfront cost for the perpetual version, you can create, edit, and manage PDFs
by M. Brett Smith · Posted 08/21/2020
Samsung’s T7 Portable SSD warrants many adjectives. It’s fast. It’s secure. And as the name implies, it is indeed portable. But the word I keep coming back to is elegant. That’s not a description I usually associate with storage devices, but for the T7, it fits. Samsung 2TB T7 Portable SSD Let’s start with
by Shawn C. Steiner · Posted 08/20/2020
Apple has constantly been releasing new ads and commercials proclaiming that “your next computer is not a computer.” Honestly, every time Apple has said that, I’ve been hoping that the spokesperson was right. I have always enjoyed using my classic 9.7" iPad Pro when I’m commuting, or even in the office, for taking notes or drafting an article. With the 2018 and 2020 generations of iPad Pros, the upcoming iPadOS 14, and the new Magic Keyboard with Trackpad, can it finally be the
by M. Brett Smith · Posted 08/20/2020
The Microsoft Surface Go 2 is good. Or, it’s great. Determining which depends largely on the user, perhaps more so than for any tablet I’ve ever reviewed. For that reason, I tend to think of the Surface Go 2 as being particular. It’s idiosyncratic. If your needs align with the Surface Go 2’s specific feature set, it’s nothing short of magic. If they don’t, then it’s less of a revelation, but still quite good. To determine where I fell on
by Allan Weitz · Posted 06/21/2020
My writing career began in the late 1990s when Mike McNamara, the Executive Editor of Popular Photography magazine, offered me an opportunity to write a monthly column. At first, I was fine working after hours on my Apple Power Macintosh G3 desktop, which featured a speedy-at-the-time 266MHz 5600rpm Motorola CPU, a 4GB hard-drive, Mac OS 8, and a choice of a floppy drive, a Zip Drive, or a CD Reader/Writer for transferring and backing up data and image files.
Doug Guerra takes a look at the LG UltraGear 34GN850-B. Not only is this ultrawide, curved monitor made for gaming, it is also a great photo- and video-editing monitor! It features a Nano IPS panel, HDMI | DisplayPort inputs, 3440 x 1440 resolution, variable refresh rate, numerous split screen arrangements, and more.
by M. Brett Smith · Posted 05/15/2020
Current social distancing policies continue to keep many of us at home, forcing us to rely on those technologies that support our ongoing virtual lifestyle. Of those technologies, perhaps none are in higher demand than webcams. Whether you need it for work, play, or just to
by Shawn C. Steiner · Posted 04/22/2020
Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could have a single display that worked for gaming, color-critical applications, entertainment, and just general computing tasks? I don’t know if there is a perfect monitor out there—at least for a reasonable price—however, the BenQ EW3280U 32" 4K HDR IPS Display comes very close for those looking for something that works for all their multimedia content.
by Shawn C. Steiner · Posted 03/03/2020
If you haven’t shopped for a computer monitor in a few years, you have missed a great deal. HDR, 4K, are shrinking bezels are among the highlights. A rising star in the space is BenQ, consistently managing to produce displays with incredible specs and (relatively) affordable prices. The latest display it has created for photographers and video editors is the SW321C, and it is easily the company’s best yet, hitting all the marks for a top-of-the-
by M. Brett Smith · Posted 12/24/2019
The first thing you should know about the new Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 is that it’s probably the most powerful pen tablet on the market. Wacom calls it a “pen computer,” which might be more apt, considering the MobileStudio Pro functions as a stand-alone Windows 10 device. But whatever the name, whatever you want to call it, the fact remains that the MobileStudio Pro 16 is an absolute powerhouse. So much so, it’s basically without
by Shawn C. Steiner · Posted 07/25/2019
One of the most notable announcements from WWDC 2019, even including the reveal of the new Mac Pro, was the announcement of iOS 13 and iPadOS. Hear that? iPad is getting its own distinct operating system that will bring enhanced capabilities. What kind of changes, you ask? This overhaul will transform the iPad into its most powerful iteration yet, and iPadOS brings it one step closer to being a laptop replacement for many, including me.