Wirecutter: The Best Dutch Oven

You could spend a lot more on a Dutch oven, but we think the 6-Quart Lodge Color Enamel Dutch Oven keeps pace with French-made pots six times the price. After 68 hours of research and testing, we found the Lodge seared, braised, steamed, and caramelized foods as well as more expensive competitors. It has roomy handles and wide dimensions that make it great to use for a variety of cooking projects. We’ve used this pot regularly for three years and we stand by it as a reliable, affordable Dutch oven that will work for most people.

Wirecutter: A Realist’s Guide to CES 2015

It’s obvious that streaming is the new black (or whatever), and Google is hoping to piggyback on the success of Chromecast with Google Cast for audio, baking in Google-flavored music streaming into a variety of audio hardware. There will be no shortage of content to stream—Google has already announced compatibility with Google Play Music, NPR One, … Read more

Macworld: Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home

Harmony’s biggest flaw continues to be the setup process. Logitech attempts to simplify it with an iOS app, but the setup options are too limited to allow you to make all the tweaks necessary to perfect all of your activities. For that, you’ll still need to dip into the clunky desktop application. When you get … Read more

Macworld: Denied

Meghan Trainor might be all about that bass (’bout that bass, no treble) but frankly, we’re already sick of her ode to her own butt. But if you spend any time listening to Spotify, Rdio, or iTunes, it’s easy to grow tired of the latest pop earworm. That’s where Denied comes in. With a few clicks, you … Read more

Macworld: OmniFocus 2 For iPad

Spoiler Alert: OmniFocus 2 for iPad isn’t for everyone. If all you need to keep track of is a grocery list and a few one-off tasks each day, OmniFocus isn’t really the task manager you are looking for. On the other hand, if you juggle multiple areas of responsibility, and frequently need to break down large projects … Read more

Bay Area Reporter: NautiCali – Virgil’s Sea Room

Walking into Virgil’s Sea Room is a bit like deja vu. It feels familiar and friendly, but brand new at the same time. Straddling the border between the Outer Mission and Bernal Heights, Virgil’s (3152 Mission Street at Precita) aims to be a neighborhood bar in a neighborhood where the new and the old are … Read more

Macworld: Words App

The Internet is full of great stuff to read, but keeping track of it all is a chore. Luckily, read-it-later Web services like Pocket, Readability and Instapaper have sprung up to help you collect articles. Words App 2.2.1 brings those services to the desktop, giving you quick access to your links across services, as well as cool … Read more