Missing macOS Server? The Zentyal macServer Indiegogo project needs your support

Missing macOS Server? The Zentyal macServer Indiegogo project needs your support

Apple didn’t make a lot of Mac admins happy when it decided to drop macOS Server. The app, which provided such services as file sharing, email, web services, DNS, directory services and more, was popular in all-Mac shops for many years, but wasn’t making money for Apple. An Indiegogo campaign has been started to port the popular Zentyal Server (a Linux-based server distribution) to macOS to provide a replacement to macOS Server.

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Review: Vinpok Split 15.6-inch USB-C Touch Screen Monitor

Review: Vinpok Split 15.6-inch USB-C Touch Screen Monitor

Compared to a few years ago when Apple started building Macs with USB-C ports, there are a ton of USB-C accessories available now. One unique accessory I recently saw on Indiegogo was the Vinpok Split, a very thin and light USB-C 15.6-inch touchscreen monitor for use with USB-C laptops like the MacBook line. In this review, I take a look at this lightweight portable monitor — and you can still get a deal on it as a “super early bird” backer of the campaign for just $199.

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Plux wireless charger is perfect for those tired of waiting for AirPower

Plux wireless charger is perfect for those tired of waiting for AirPower

Many Apple fans were thrilled with Apple's AirPower wireless charger...but that thrill went away when the device didn't ship immediately. If you'd like a wireless charger that charges your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods simultaneously, costs $39 instead of whatever Apple is going to charge, and that can be in your hands in April, take a look at the Plux Wireless Charger that's currently on Indiegogo. I had a chance to try one out and I like what I saw.

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STEMtrunk: Crowdfunding the next generation of Apple engineers and scientists

STEMtrunk: Crowdfunding the next generation of Apple engineers and scientists

While most crowdfunding projects look at short term gains for a small group of developers, here's a project that is worthy of your attention whether or not you have children. STEMtrunk, a project by Aaron Watkins, is a brilliant crowdfunding project that seeks to create a subscription service for educational toys.

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Plux wireless charger aims to beat AirPower at its own game

Plux wireless charger aims to beat AirPower at its own game

Apple's AirPower charger isn't here yet, but promises -- at a cost of $199 -- to give owners of the iPhone 8/8 Plus/X, Apple Watch, and (with a special case) AirPods a way to wirelessly charge their mobile Apple gear. Plux has an Indiegogo campaign currently running that plans to beat Apple's charger with more features and a much lower price point.

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Fishball 360: An inexpensive way to shoot 360° photos and video with your iPhone

Fishball 360: An inexpensive way to shoot 360° photos and video with your iPhone

Although I'm not a fan of crowdfunding projects right now (I've got well over $700 invested in two campaigns that may never ship...), I saw one today that caught my attention because it's inexpensive and it has to do with my fascination with 360° spherical VR photography and videography. It has the fun name "Fishball 360" and it's at 107 percent of its funding goal on Indiegogo with 11 days to go.

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The lofree mechanical keyboard is back, this time with a Four Seasons theme

The lofree mechanical keyboard is back, this time with a Four Seasons theme

Remember the lofree keyboard? Back in March this retro-looking Mac-specific mechanical keyboard launched on Indiegogo and raised well over $700,000 in funding. It shipped, and there are a lot of happy users around the world. Now lofree is back with a second version of the keyboard called the Four Seasons: A Colorful Retro Mechanical Keyboard.

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Prototype Review: XGIMI CC Aurora Wireless Projector

Prototype Review: XGIMI CC Aurora Wireless Projector

Projectors for watching movies or making presentations have always had two problems — they’re expensive and can be bulky. The XGIMI CC Aurora is an Apple AirPlay-compatible portable wireless projector that is about to change all of that. I had a chance to review a prototype of the XGIMI CC Aurora, and if you have any interest in a tiny projector with a big picture and great sound, I encourage you to check out the Indiegogo campaign at the link above and pre-order one at US$399.

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Charge your MacBook Pro and more with the Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C Power Bank

Charge your MacBook Pro and more with the Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C Power Bank

Battery technology has come a long way since we saw the first external battery packs for iPhones back in 2007. Today we’re looking at an amazing intelligent power bank that’s designed to power all of your USB-C and USB-A devices and act as a hub as well. The Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C is currently in pre-order for December delivery for $169 (power bank only) or $199 (power bank plus protective case), and we’ve got a full review for you today.

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Crowdfunding: Won’t Get Fooled Again

Crowdfunding: Won’t Get Fooled Again

My love affair with crowdfunding is officially over.

For a long time, I’ve been a huge fan of Kickstarter and Indiegogo, having backed a number of successful campaigns. I was even such a proponent of crowdfunding that Ross Rubin invited me to be his co-host on his Backerjack podcast. But now, you can count me out on spending a dime on any future campaigns.

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World's smallest wireless earbuds launch on Indiegogo Tuesday; sign up to save over 50%

World's smallest wireless earbuds launch on Indiegogo Tuesday; sign up to save over 50%

Sure, Apple's AirPods are great...for some people. But there are some who don't like the fit and others who don't like the dangly bits. Fortunately, there are alternatives, and now the team at Crowdcreate are launching the Touch earbuds on Tuesday on Indiegogo. 

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The very cool Lofree mechanical keyboard launches on Indiegogo today

The very cool Lofree mechanical keyboard launches on Indiegogo today

For many years, our keyboards were mechanical. You pushed a key on a typewriter which either directly pushed a letter up to the paper or triggered an electric switch to do the same. Those keyboards always had a satisfying "clackity" sound to them, and had wonderful dished key-tops that welcomed your fingertips. Today, Lofree is launching a new mechanical keyboard on Indiegogo (currently $74, will be $99 when available to the public on Amazon after May, 2017), and I was fortunate enough to get to try one out. It could easily become your favorite keyboard!

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OIO's Amp Speaker Case brings theater sound to the iPad

OIO's Amp Speaker Case brings theater sound to the iPad

Except for the iPad Pro models that have four speakers located around the perimeter of the device, most iPads provide woefully inadequate sound to match the beautiful streaming video they can receive. A new Indiegogo campaign from OIO launched today wants to change all that. The Amp Speaker Case will work with the iPad Air 1 and 2, as well as the iPad Pro 9.7-inch, and is designed to bring a theater-like sound experience to the iPad.  

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