Meghan McDonough

Meghan McDonough

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Meghan J. McDonough is a Chicago-based purveyor of consumer technology and music. She previously wrote for LAPTOP Magazine and is currently an on-air DJ for CHIRPRadio.org. She is often found drinking gigantic iced coffees  – even during Chicago’s infamous winters.
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Computing

Mount your iMac with Apple’s new $40 VESA wall mount adaptor

Apple has quietly introduced an option to add a VESA mount adaptor to its most recent line of iMacs for $40. The most recent model of the iMac did not support mounting until now.
Mobile

Amazon cuts price on Kindle Fire HD 8.9 to celebrate launch in Europe and Japan

Starting today, Amazon has permanently dropped the price on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablet to $269 for the 16GB Wi-Fi version. The price drop coincides with the launch of the Kindle Fire HD in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and…
Computing

Adobe says buh-bye to boxes for Creative Suite

Adobe doesn't want to deal with software boxes anymore than you do, which is why the company is discontinuing sales of the boxed versions of its Creative Suite programs as of May 1st.
Mobile

Thanks to an inventive app developer, you can control Siri with the power of your mind

"Siri, what am I thinking?" Imagine asking that question using only your mind. Would Siri give its usual smart-aleck answer or start composing a text message for you? Who cares, you just controlled Siri using only your brain!
Computing

Dropbox drops a new look onto its desktop application

Love Dropbox but wish it was less clunky? How about giving you better notifications of what files have been shared and what's been recently updated? Your wish has been granted. Dropbox is adding new features to its desktop application for…
Apple

Relationship with iTunes on the rocks? Four apps that make breaking up easy to do

Apple's iTunes has undergone a major update in version 11, with changes that overhauled the interface and eliminated many useful features. Thankfully, there are other options. Here are four great iTunes 11 alternatives.
Computing

Updates to Windows 8 and Windows RT may come in the next month

Windows 8 and Windows RT have their fair share of problems, but fear not, a solution may be in the works. Microsoft is rumored to release a small update in the next few weeks.
Computing

Acer and HP working on spicing up notebook designs

Is the traditional clamshell laptop design headed the way of the dinosaur? Digitimes is reporting that both Acer and HP are working on innovative new designs for their forthcoming notebooks, specifically those based on Intel's new Haswell…
Computing

MSI launches S30 notebook, not a full-size laptop, but not an Ultrabook either

When is an Ultrabook not an Ultrabook? With a slim profile, a 13-inch display, and an Intel Core i3 Ivy Bridge processor, the just-launched MSI S30 looks a whole lot like an Ultrabook.
Computing

Beyond the Jeopardy podium: IBM takes Watson computer to the kitchen

You're the smartest computer in the world and proved it by beating your human opponents at Jeopardy. Now what do you do? For IBM's Watson computer, cooking lessons are next on its agenda, along with dabbling in pharmaceuticals.
Computing

Ego! Smartmouse does it all, doubles as a flash drive and gesture-control remote

What does the Ego! Smartmouse do? It's easier to ask what it doesn't do. It's a mashup of a mouse, a flash drive, a TV remote, a Wiimote, and a VGA camera – because, hey, what mouse doesn't need a camera in it?
Computing

AMD launches TurboDock technology for better Windows 8 hybrid performance

Is it possible to have both performance and endurance in one portable system? AMD announces TurboDock technology that prioritizes performance over battery life when a hybrid slate is docked, but does the opposite when the slate is removed.