BusySync 2.0
Review



Giving .Mac’s iCal synchronization a run for its money, the folks at BusyMac have created a viable alternative for group calendaring with their BusySync software. Version 2.0, just released, adds Google Calendar synchronization, providing users with even more options to share calendars both locally and across the Internet.

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Outstanding Digital Photo Workshop Books
plus excellent interview with author JEFF WIGNALL



This is not just any sunset, this is YOUR sunset. How do YOU want it to look? So you make some mistakes, who cares. Digital is free, after all.

About John Nemerovski

John "Nemo" Nemerovski is MyMac's Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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Book Bytes 2008 Summer Reading List


Two titles each from three major Mac publishers: Wiley, Peachpit, and O’Reilly

About John Nemerovski

John "Nemo" Nemerovski is MyMac's Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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MyMac Podcast 181 – CodeWeavers and Case-Mate


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Jeremy White, CEO and founder of CodeWeavers, drops by to chat about CrossOver Mac and CrossOver Games. Case-Mate is sponsoring a Contest this week! But you have to listen to the show to learn how to win. Pick your own prize! Plus, John Nemo, Lee Givens, Guy Serle, and Tim Robertson chat more about software bundle promotions, NBC on iTunes, Mac Clones, and much more.

Contest Sponsor! Case-Mate.com

Links from the show:
CodeWeavers
Case-Mate
Mac Clones
MacHeist
MacUpdate Promo
O’Reilly Big Book of Apple Hacks
Oakley O ROKR Bluetooth Sunglasses
iMunchies, iVegas & iBeer for iPhone

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CodeWeavers and Case-Mate
MyMac Podcast #181

Download the show here Jeremy White, CEO and founder of CodeWeavers, drops by to chat about CrossOver Mac and CrossOver Games. Case-Mate is sponsoring

About Tim Robertson

Founder MyMac.com. Podcast Host of TechFan. Owner Stoplight Network. Father of four, husband to one. Loves reading, podcasting, music, video games, the 1980s, and all things electronic and Apple.

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The Digital Photography Companion – Review


Digital cameras are everywhere, in cell phones and even in pens. They’re relatively cheap. And obviously can be made very small. Along with the proliferation of these imaging devices comes a glut of how-to books on the subject, second only in how-to information for the computer and it’s relevant software. Photography has become the back-pocket art-form of millions of snappers.

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Targus 13.3″ radius Vertical Messenger – Review


So you’ve gotten yourself a brand new Mac laptop. It’s a great investment, and a great purchase for those of you who have just switched to a Mac, are on the go or just looking to change from a desktop. Now what you have to consider is how are going to get around with your Mac laptop.

About Russ Walkowich

Russ Walkowich is the longest contributing member of MyMac, starting back in 1995. He has served as writer, author, editor, and spiritual guide to a tribe of MyMac Founders in all that time.

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Interview with: Christopher Lowe of Key Ovation-Goldtouch


Everyone should take some time to educate themselves about basic ergonomic principles about workstation and mobile setups so they can work ahead of the curve.

About John Nemerovski

John "Nemo" Nemerovski is MyMac's Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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In-Ear iPhone Headset Earphone Review



Good news: whichever headset you obtain, your music and iPhone calls will be the highest quality audio. Both of these earbuds guarantee you the best performance in the price range.

About John Nemerovski

John "Nemo" Nemerovski is MyMac's Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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invisibleSHIELD for the Apple iPhone – Review


I tried to scratch the shield using my car keys, a steak knife and a pocket knife. The steak knife lightly pushed into the side of the shield left no marks. The pocket knife was able to leave permanent marks in the shield, but none that were visible unless caught by the light at the right angle. When I tried the pocket knife on a standard screen protector it sliced clean

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How to Improve Hulu


NBC Universal and News Corp. invested heavily in the new online video service Hulu in an attempt to take control of their digital media. NBC pulled their media from iTunes late last year fearing Apple’s continuing dominance in the content distribution space. But NBC is missing the point of digital media and Hulu will always fall short as a solution for digital distribution.

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Photoshop Elements 6 – Review


It has now been two years since Adobe last released a new version of Photoshop Elements for the Mac. The release PSE 6 at the end of March 2008, skipping an entire version number (5) marks the long awaited switch to an Intel-native version. So, did Adobe get it right?

About Russ Walkowich

Russ Walkowich is the longest contributing member of MyMac, starting back in 1995. He has served as writer, author, editor, and spiritual guide to a tribe of MyMac Founders in all that time.

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MyMac Podcast 180 – Stan Flack and Mac Clones

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The death of pioneer Macintosh publisher Stan Flack takes center stage this week. Also discussed, PsyStar, the company who purports to have a Mac clone for sale. Which of the two major software bundles is right for you, MacHeist or MacUpdate? Lee Givens joins Tim, Sam Levin, and Guy for a lively chat. Plus, Nemo chats with Karen Arabas on his All Over the Mac segment.

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Links from the show:
Stan Flack Interview and Discussion
MacUpdate Promotion
MacHeist Promotion
Wayback Machine
PsyStar Mac Clone


SRS Labs iWOW 2.0 for iTunes

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Iomega eGo 250 GB Portable Hard Drive, FireWire 400 – Review

Iomega’s new eGO line of portable hard drives comes in colors, and I mean colors. The review drive I’ve been using for a while is red, Red, RED! My techno-wife especially approved, as the red color matches her favorite toenail polish. If red’s not your fav shade, the Firewire-only eGO drives come in black and white, as well. If you crave more color choices, the USB versions come in a high fashion palette of red, black, blue, pink, and silver.

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STM Small Rogue Laptop Backpack – Review



Ok, you have your MacBook (or MacBook Air) and you want a laptop case to protect your investment. The problem is that you also want to be able to carry other items around with you besides your laptop. Looking for something comfortable, durable and yet still presents a good image, no matter whether you’re in jeans or a suit? Then take a run over to STM Bags and consider their Small Rogue backpack, designed for the MacBook or MacBook Air.

About Russ Walkowich

Russ Walkowich is the longest contributing member of MyMac, starting back in 1995. He has served as writer, author, editor, and spiritual guide to a tribe of MyMac Founders in all that time.

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When the deal is no deal: How a little PC company advertised a Mac compatible and lost (so far)



Ever heard of PsyStar? Prior to Monday, April 14th, 2008 I never had. This Florida-based company (it just HAD to be Florida) announced a Mac-compatible computer for sale called the Open Computer (renamed from OpenMac in the last few hours) and caused a crapstorm of EPIC proportions.

About Guy Serle

Guy is a long-time Mac user (since 1987) and insists on inflicting his opinions on technology even when others around him wishes he wouldn't. He's married and the father of two sons. He used to take Tae Kwon Do until the shame of being beaten up by teenagers became too great. He now gets his fix for personal humiliation each week as the co-host of the MyMac Podcast with GazMaz

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Macspiration 110
Video Chatting for iSightless Macs for Under $100


Most Macs Apple sells these days comes with a built-in iSight camera and microphone to allow for easy video chatting through iChat. However, if you get a Mac Mini or a tower, or you have an older Mac, you won’t have a built in iSight. Don’t give up, video chatting is still possible for you by following some (or all) of the tips after the jump.

About Donny Yankellow

In addition to writing for MyMac.com since the Fall of 2005 he is an art teacher, freelance artist/illustrator, and is a father of one son. Donny is also the author/illustrator of several children's ebooks. Donny's degree is in Visual Communications and he hold certification in K-12 Art Education. His hobbies (besides Mac and Apple stuff) include soccer, animation, and reading anything written by Stephen King.

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