u-Jays On-ear headphones
Jays of Sweden
$230 U.S. with free worldwide shipping (See web site for worldwide pricing)

Available in two different white models and two different black models, depending on the trim

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Looking for premium wired on-ear headphones for airplane travel? u-Jays from Sweden are worth considering. They are darn good for home listening too.

On a recent airplane trip of over three hours I listened to samples from 220 tracks on my classic iPod with these stylish new headphones. They are comfortable but the round cushioned earpieces are not super squishy for long listening sessions. This is an issue but not a problem; over time you make peace with the earpieces.

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TechFan #252 – Purple

On April 29, 2016, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim has had a horrible two weeks, which is why TechFan missed a week! David and Tim discuss USB-C as a replacement to the headphone jack, Microsoft stops making new Xbox 360’s, Sony H.ear on Wireless NC Headphone, Macstock Expo,
WoW servers, and Prince. This episode of sponsored by MacSales.com

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Intel wants USB-C to replace the headphone jack
Blizzard: Allowing pirate WoW servers would “damage [our] rights”
Microsoft ceases Xbox 360 production
Sony H.ear on Wireless NC Headphone
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Thule Atmos X3 for iPad Air 2 – Review

On April 29, 2016, in Cases, iPad, iPad 2, Review, by Donny Yankellow

Thule Atmos X3 for iPad Air 2
Thule
Price: $70 U.S.

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A few months ago I learned that Thule, a company I always knew for cycling gear, makes iPhone and iPad cases. I ordered a case for my iPhone 6 and loved it. When I decided to get an iPhone SE I didn’t have to think hard about a case — it was a Thule Atmos. It has become my number one iPhone case. Based on my iPhone experience I was very excited for the opportunity to review the Thule Atmos X3 for iPad Air 2.

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CHANGEdesk portable standing-sitting computer desk
Uncaged Ergonomics
Price: $250 U.S.

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To stand or to sit, that is the question. Most office furniture allows you to do one or the other but not both. Uncaged Ergonomics thinks you have a choice so they’ve come up with the CHANGEdesk. Three metal shelves expand and contract like an accordion. If you’re tired of typing standing up, lift the lever on the right  and push down on the desktop.

The CHANGEdesk smoothly moves between a height of 21” down to 4” and automatically locks in place at five positions as you raise or lower it. The top shelf is designed to hold a monitor, up to 30 pounds.

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MyMac.com Spotlight: Matt Hovey

On April 27, 2016, in Spotlight, by Tim Robertson

Who are the people behind the technology that we love so much? We know the products, the websites, the online personalities but we want to learn more! 

Every week here at MyMac.com, we will spotlight a company, developer or person that supports Apple users by creating solutions or entertainment for the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and other platforms we all use and love by asking them to answer seven questions.

This week, we turn our attention to Matt Hovey of Weird Kid Software
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MyMac Podcast 602: ARM-y Macs

On April 25, 2016, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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So there’s Rugby, Broadway shows, messed up MyMac articles, and iTunes rants. That’s just in the first section. The GMen then go on talk about Macs and if there’s the slightest chance of the platform moving to ARM processors. PHEW, I’m exhausted just writing it down.

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Lantronix xPrintServer Office
Price: $200
Company: Lantronix
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With all the mobile devices surrounding us, the need to print documents is lower than what it used to be, as we can read on our device. But printing is still required, and sometimes you may want to print directly from your mobile device. Here is the issue: is your printer compatible with mobile and wireless printing? If not, the Lantronix xPrintServer Office may be what you’re looking for.

 

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BT5200 Bluetooth Stereo Headphone Review
Puro Sound
$130 U.S. Available in black or tan.

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Sources: iPhone6s+ with Oppo HA-2/FiiO E17k DAC/amps, various computers using the Audioquest Dragonfly-2 DAC/amp.

Going right to the sound. In Bluetooth mode, the BT5200’s bass is not especially emphasized as are many popular headphones, but that bass goes ultra-deep with a strong weight, even to 16 Hz. The mids aren’t forward, and are slightly soft, as is the treble (slightly, with good detail).

When you read the comments in the 25 music selections below, you’ll understand how good this sound is. For portable use, it couldn’t be better, and many audiophiles can be willing to use the BT5200 at home as-is, or with minor tone control adjustments to suit their personal taste.

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Life is not simple. Despite what Apple wants us to believe, computers are not simple. And if you thought printers were among the simplest devices in the technology kingdom, you’re overly optimistic.

For nearly four years I’ve had an HP8600 all-in-one printer that worked fine. Until the day it it did not. Suddenly I found that once the printer entered Sleep Mode, it would no longer accept any print jobs.

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MobilePro Series Deluxe mini Folio for iPad mini 4
Price: $70
Company: Fellowes

MobilePro Series Bluetooth Keyboard with Case
Price: $65
Company: Fellowes

Updated April 21 Amazon.com USA pricing info from the company: Amazon has it at $61.99 right now and the keyboard is going for $57.37.

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For users of mobile devices on the go, it is required to have a case and protection for your device while traveling. The people that do long travels may want to be productive. People using a mobile device, such as an iPad, may find the onscreen keyboard annoying, in which case having a physical keyboard is necessary. Our friends at Fellowes have a few accessories for mobile users that are of interest to business travelers. I tested the MobilePro Series Deluxe mini Folio for iPad mini 4 and MobilePro Series Bluetooth Keyboard with Case for you.

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MyMac.com Spotlight: Peter Skinner

On April 20, 2016, in Spotlight, by Tim Robertson

Who are the people behind the technology that we love so much? We know the products, the websites, the online personalities but we want to learn more! 

Every week here at MyMac.com, we will spotlight a company, developer or person that supports Apple users by creating solutions or entertainment for the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and other platforms we all use and love by asking them to answer seven questions.

This week, we turn our attention to Peter Skinner from Ten One Design
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Looty Dungeon – Review

On April 19, 2016, in Game, iPad, iPhone, Review, by Tim Robertson

Looty Dungeon
Developer: Taco Illuminati
Free (In-App Purchases)

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I know you saw the In-App Purchases above, but don’t worry. Looty Dungeon is not one of those games that claims to be free, when in reality to do anything worthwhile you have to spend ten bucks “unlocking” something via an In-App Purchase. Looty Dungeon’s IAP is simply characters you may want to buy, although I think you can actually earn them all just by playing the game and earning the in-game currency.

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MyMac Podcast 601: The Whole sort of General Mishmash

On April 18, 2016, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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The GMen take the lazy way out and instead of having one topic to focus on, kinda jump around to talk about odd bits and pieces. Because having an entire extra week to come up with a decent topic apparently wasn’t long enough. Guy talks a lot about cats (as if the show graphic wasn’t enough of a clue) and rowing while Gaz is busy actually with tech. They wrap up the whole FBI vs Apple case, Apple’s increasing marketshare in an otherwise down industry, Safari now has a silver medal, and don’t click hacked links. Because, just don’t.

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Macstock Expo codes: mymacsentme

Guy’s App Pick: Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Platinum Edition by Aspyr. Currently 50% off in the Mac App Store. $4.99
Gaz’s App Pick: Did you know you can buy Machinarium in the Mac App store for £7.99? Well you can it’s a great classic game, if you haven’t played this game you must.
People’s Pick: From Troy Muller
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MyMac.com Writers App Picks

On April 18, 2016, in Opinion, by Mark Chappell

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There are almost a bajillion apps for the Mac app store so how do you cut through all the cruft and get to the good ones. Let the MyMac.com team guide you as we give you our essential app list rundown. A list of apps we use on a daily basis and couldnt do without

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TechFan #251 – Trust

On April 16, 2016, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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David and Tim have a great argument in the second half of the show about streaming first run movies. Also, do you trust the technologies that require an online connection? Did you know that NES games are still being made? There is a new campaign to recreate the Commodore 64. And look at our links to get an Xbox 360 USB controller to work with a Mac!

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Xbox 360 Controller Drivers for Mac OS X
Crowdfunding new Commodore 64
Big Trouble in Little China for NES
Google deliberately disabling some old smart-home devices
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Sean Parker’s streaming service

H277HU Display for USB-C and HDMI
Acer
$500 U.S.

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The future has arrived. USB-C ports are here to stay. Acer’s impressive new H277HU Display for USB-C and HDMI solves several problems and leaves only one or two unanswered. Owners of Apple’s diminutive 12 inch MacBook can use this external display for accurate enlargement of their built in visual content. All other computers and devices with HDMI ports are welcome also.

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LifeCard
PlusUS
Price: $60 U.S.

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The LifeCard is a slim, stainless steel power supply that will recharge most of a Smart Phone’s battery quickly. It’s thicker and heavier than a credit card, contrary to what the advertising says. It is skinny and will indeed fit in a wallet but it’s not as unobtrusive as an ordinary credit card. Considering the price, it’s also light on capacity.

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Back in December 2014 I wrote about my personal experience of installing my iPhone 4S on the TracFone 3G wireless system. You are welcomed to read this article in our MyMac archives. Last month Apple released the new and smaller iPhone SE and I elected to purchase the unlocked 64 gigabyte model to replace my still functioning but somewhat dated iPhone 4S.

Since I have been enjoying the non-contract freedom the TracFone system offers I naturally needed to move my new phone into their system, but this time using 4G LTE. I knew this works well because late last year I assisted a fellow Tucson Mac User Group member get his iPhone 5C into the TracFone 4G LTE and he has been very satisfied with their service.

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Power Dash  6.6
LAUT
Price: $25 U.S.

Available in white or black

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The LAUT Power Dash 6.6 is a 3-port USB charger that plugs into a car’s 12 volt accessory lighter receptacle to charge or revive cell phones, tablets and other iOS devices. Because of its 6.6. amp output, far stronger than my other portable power devices, it recharges the batteries in mobile devices quickly and effortlessly. As soon as the charger is plugged in, a blue light appears to indicate that charging is activated.

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There are hundreds of similar chargers available with prices starting at $2 but many of them lack the quality build that’s evident in the sturdy feel of the Power Dash 6.6.

MyMac Review Rating: 9 out of 10

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Who are the people behind the technology that we love so much? We know the products, the websites, the online personalities but we want to learn more! 

Every week here at MyMac.com, we will spotlight a company, developer or person that supports Apple users by creating solutions or entertainment for the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and other platforms we all use and love by asking them to answer seven questions.

This week, we turn our attention to Shawn King, Host/Executive Producer Your Mac Life

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