Cases for your iPhone 6 Plus

On March 23, 2015, in Review, by Rich Lefko

BookBook for iPhone Plus (Reviewed)
Twelve South
Price: iPhone 6/iPhone 6Plus – $59.99 – Red or Black

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Twelve South is the maker of the “BookBook” line of cases for MacBooks, iPads, and now iPhones. I personally own BookBooks for my iPad and MacBook Air, and I do love them.  These cases are designed to look like old, worn, books. I have handed various BookBook cases to unsuspecting friends and watched (with a grin) as they tried to open the case as if it really was a book. At first glance, they really do look like books. The BookBook for iPhone 6 plus is more than just a case and incorporates the functionality of a wallet.

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So there’s the thing called the Maltese Cube

On March 21, 2015, in Opinion, by Guy Serle

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OK, in the VERY FIRST thing I wrote for my site the oldmanlion.com for my eventual new book, I mentioned a story I wrote called the Maltese Cube and that I wasn’t particularly proud of it. Meanwhile back in the real world, I now have it in Apple’s iBook Store, in Amazon’s Kindle eBook Store, and now available as well as a paperback through Amazon. Karl Madden of the Mac & Forth podcast and I are rewriting it as an audio play that should be released at some point this year as a podcast. So what happened?

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TechFan #202 – No Host Show No Solo

On March 21, 2015, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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This week, regular hosts Tim and Owen no shows – but rather than do a solo show, David pulls in an less traditional guest to give us his perspective on being a TechFan.

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MyMac Podcast 548: Best of the MyMac Podcast 1-100

On March 17, 2015, in Podcast, by Tim Robertson

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Gaz and Guy are doing Allison Sheridan’s NosillaCast Podcast for her this week so we’re bringing you something special! It’s the Best of the MyMac Podcast shows 1-100 and there’s some great stuff here. There’s the original MyMac Podcast theme, Tim and Chad talking about the OTHER podcast that has MyMac in its name, also them talking about the Motorola ROKR phone, and Sgt Perry makes his first appearance insisting Mac users install Window XP without protection. After that it’s Tim and Chad’s interview with Dr. Gil Amelio former CEO of Apple. In the last segment we’ve got an early bumper by David Cohen, one of the last Dashboard Minutes by Guy, John Parr singing about what makes the Mac great for him, Tim and Guy alive at the Grand Rapids Apple Store, and lastly a Dashboard Minute with Guy (not surprisingly) screwing up.

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Universal USB 3.0 4K Laptop Docking Station w/4K DisplayPort
Company: StarTech
Price: $222.99 U.S.

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Portable computers are very popular, sometimes more popular than their desktop equivalent. The counterpart of using a portable computer is that you are limited in number of ports and extensibility. Thanks to USB 3.0 and StarTech Universal USB 3.0 4K Laptop Docking Station w/4K DisplayPort you can eliminate some of those limitations.

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TechFan #201 – On A Shelf

On March 13, 2015, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim and David look at the new MacBook. David is more enamored with it than Tim is, which leads to a nice conversation. Tim get’s a nice compliment from one of his favorite authors and does not let it go to his head AT ALL. And in the product spotlight, the PowerGistics 8 Shelf Desktop Tower is featured.

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Otterbox Resurgence Power Case for iPhone 6
Company: Otterbox
Price: $99.95 USD

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Apple’s iPhone 6 is a definite improvement over the iPhone 5, especially when it comes to battery life. Yet, no matter how great something may be, there are always those times that seem to pop up and make one wish for a product that just has a bit more staying power.

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MyMac Podcast 547: It’s all the little things

On March 10, 2015, in Podcast, by Tim Robertson

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Fun show this week if a little obsessed with owls. Guy plays with Photos, Gaz plays records…what? Then they discuss the March 9th Apple event which should already be over by the time you hear this. Also Microsoft’s Office for Mac 2016 and why Java isn’t good for you. Don’t believe us? Just Ask.

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Where to get your owl groove on!
Guy’s App Pick : Not an App but a service. CreateSpace for creating books is pretty straightforward as compared to other services I’ve looked at. They give you templates for the content and helpful tips for making covers all for free. Also pretty quick about getting back to you on any issues. http:www.createspace.com
Gaz’s Pick: Blackmagic Disc Speed Test. Yep finally used the App and have been using it to test the speed of disks when connected to different ports USB etc. It’s FREE. All sorts of results from 30MB over USB2 to 100MB on USB3 pretty much the same as the internal data doubler disk I added, to my SSD internal at over 500MB.

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TechFan #200 – 200

On March 6, 2015, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim, David, and Owen discuss VR and AR technology, Owen’s new job, racism and the effects of the internet, our 200th episode, and an iBook.

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Space Miner Platinum Edition

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TV/HiFi Wireless Headphone System – Review

On March 6, 2015, in Headphones, Music, Review, Wireless, by Curt Blanchard

TV/HiFi Wireless Headphone System RS 175
Manufacturer: Sennheiser
MSRP: $279.95
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Sennheiser’s new wireless RS 175 Headphones provide excellent sound quality and they contain several features and surprises that aren’t obvious at first glance. These headphones are primarily for personal use with your home entertainment center. When connected to your TV, they provide great sound wirelessly with two levels of surround sound simulation as well as a bass accentuation setting. The explosions in your favorite movies and TV shows will be even more realistic and percussive.

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Touch Mini Boombox Speaker
ThinkGeek
$30

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This little giant is the easiest external wireless speaker in the world to use with your iPhone, iPod touch, or other compatible audio source equipment. Charge the lightweight speaker using the included USB micro cable with your iOS or other charger unit and switch on the speaker’s power. Place your iWhatever in Touch Mini Boombox Speaker’s slot, and either stand the combo pair upright or lay them down on your table or desk or dresser or night stand. Done.

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MyMac Podcast 546: Live Long and Prosper

On March 3, 2015, in Podcast, by Tim Robertson

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Both the GMen are sad about the death of Leonard Nimoy and dedicate this podcast to his memory. More stuff about the Maltese Cube, Guy’s son Peter is an extra on House of Cards, Gaz’s mail is still messed up, and Apple is opening two new green data centers in Europe! OK, a bit of an eclectic mix but that’s what we do.

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Differences in English!
Guy’s App Pick: Space Miner Platinum Edition By Venan Entertainment, Inc. $3.99. No stupid in-app purchases, no fighting to get through really hard levels to avoid spending more money, straightforward fun 2-D space shoot-em-up.
Gaz’s Pick: My girls have been using it a lot, and although some podcast functionality have been taken away Garageband is still a wonderfully powerful mini audio studio App. Apple have started to interlink the interface with Logic Pro, I hope this isn’t a process to get rid of one or the other, I hope and think it’s just a clever way of encouraging people to be able t easily make the move from one the the other.
People’s Pick: none this week

Muvo Mini Portable Water-Resistant Wireless Speaker
Company: Creative
Price: $60 U.S.
Available in red, blue, white, or black

 

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Creative’s new Muvo Mini go-anywhere speaker is the best new audio product MyMac has reviewed so far this year. It looks good, sounds great, has decent Bluetooth wireless range, and is water resistant. You can take a shower with Muvo, bring it when you go camping, and use it everywhere you want full spectrum personal audio. The low price is remarkable, and four colors are available.

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Bamboo Bluetooth Keyboard
Impecca
$100

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Available in four colorful combinations, this exceptional Bluetooth wireless keyboard from Impecca adds style and renewable materials to the staid universe of input devices. Pairing is easy with Macintosh, iPad, and iPhone. Key response and performance are excellent. A built-in battery holds its charge for weeks, and goes into sleep mode when dormant. Rubber feet keep the lightweight keyboard in place while in use.

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Take Control of iCloud – Book Review

On March 2, 2015, in Book Review, Review, by Elisa Pacelli

Take Control of iCloud
Version 3.0
Author: Joe Kissell
Publisher : TidBITS Publishing, Inc.
Price: $15.00
175 pages, ebook format
ISBN: 9781615424467

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If you’re in a hurry, here’s the one sentence review of Take Control of iCloud: if you have any confusion or questions about iCloud, buy this book.

For those of you with a few extra minutes, here’s why you should buy Take Control of iCloud.

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TechFan #199 – The Dan Lizette Show

On February 27, 2015, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Dan Lizette from The Podcast Digest show joins Tim and David to discuss a variety of topics, including the FCC’s new rules on Net Neutrality, what tech companies are doing with all those profits, and ends the show with a discussion, finally, of the Apple Car rumors.

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MyMac Podcast 545: It’s all about me (Well Guy at least)

On February 24, 2015, in Podcast, by Tim Robertson

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We’re doing the NosillaCast Podcast for Allison on the 15th of March! How will it go? Anyone’s guess, but the smart money is on funny train-wreck. Apple’s instructions for the iBook Store still confuses Guy, but what doesn’t? Gas is super excited about the new Photos app still. Somehow or another a discussion off air about Captain Scarlett and the Mysterions leads to an on-air talk about the rumored Apple iCar or whatever the heck people are calling non-existent products from Apple these days.

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Captain Scarlett and the Mysterions!
Guy’s App Pick : Audio Converter Pro 6.99. Great app for converting audio from one format to another. I needed it to convert a bunch of MP3s/ AACs to Apple’s CAF format for inclusion into GarageBand. Drag and drop simplicity. I’m sure there’s other free ways to do the same thing, but I had over 500 files to do it with and didn’t want to do them one at a time.
Gaz’s Pick: Color Strokes
People’s Pick: none this week

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TechFan #198 – Arcade Audiophile

On February 20, 2015, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim, David, and Owen discuss the new ploy by Sony to milk audiophiles out of more money. Square Enix is in hot water with some of their customers. Owen has a major Mac problem the guys try to fix to start the show. And the featured tech for the week is a 25 year old arcade cabinet?

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Sony will sell a “premium sound” microSDXC card to audiophiles in Japan
Square Enix Flip Flops Again

Tales from Video Hell

On February 17, 2015, in Features, by Rich Lefko

 

 

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Note: There are many possible solutions/paths to what I am about to discuss below. Those solutions will be based on your knowledge, circumstances, and hardware.

The equation: Add a long marriage, plus three kids, then divide by a video camera and you come up with a whole mess of video on tape. Then the question becomes what do you do with all of that tape?

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History in the (re) making

On February 16, 2015, in Review, by Guy Serle

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John Sculley former CEO of Apple says he regrets “The Apple Board” removing Steve Jobs from the company over the direction the company was going. Looking at history, how different would things be today if somehow Steve Jobs had been able to curb his (at the time) MASSIVE ego and continue to work in a diminished role at Apple under Sculley.

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