Why Apple Support is number 1

I’ve been having a problem with my Apple Bluetooth keyboard, or so I thought. After I purchased my Mac Pro last month, I had

About Rich Lefko

Rich Lefko has been a Mac enthusiast for many years and is always seeking out the most innovative applications, Apps, gadgets and hardware to tell us about. He uses his Mac expertise for video editing, record-keeping, business needs and in the management of a weather website (RichLefko.com) his true passion in life. A native New Yorker, Rich lives in New Hampshire with his exceptionally beautiful wife and three perfect sons. Rich joined MyMac.com as a writer after winning a contest he heard on the podcast. As a result, Rich no longer enters contests. Rich accepts email at richardlefko@mac.com.

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MyMac Podcast 264 – Road Trip

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Road Trip! Guy and Tim pay a visit to Other World Computing’s new digs in Woodstock, Ill, and tell all about it. A stop at the Apple store to check out the new 27"-inch iMac, Magic Mouse, and Macbook. And we cover a lot of listener feedback.

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Review – PowerMail 6



For the first few years that I was using a Mac, I used Claris Emailer, versions 1 and 2, which quickly became my email program of choice. In 1998 when Apple lost interest in Emailer, I searched around for a replacement and found PowerMail 2.0.3 by CTM Development.

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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Get Backup 2.2.5 – Review


As its name imply, Get Backup is a backup program. But it also serves a dual role as a sync application. Is it worth your time and money? New MyMac.com contributor Steve Hammond takes a look!

About Steve Hammond

Steve is a computer geek, and he has been for many years. He has studied computer science for 15 years, with a college degree in computer science, a backchelor degree in computer with a minor in mathematics, and a Master degree in computer science. In high school he was initiated to computer on an Apple II, then his parents bought him a Commodore 64, then a Mac Plus. But in computer science, DOS and Windows PC were used mostly, so he switched to the dark side for a while. In 2000 he began doing some photography, then discovered iPhoto which make him come back to the Macintosh in 2002. Since, he became a Mac geek again and he sure won't turn back to the PC.

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mCup – Review


Do you find yourself fumbling around while you drive to change what is playing on your iPod or iPhone? Do you need a holder for your iPhone while using GPS in the car? Are you like me and want a solution for your toddler to be able to watch videos on your iPod in the car? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Macally’s mCup is for you.

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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Can an iPhone Replace a Laptop on Vacation?


Recently, my husband and I flew across the country to the Napa Valley for a vacation. I don’t usually bring a laptop with me. This time, however, I had an iPhone. Would that be enough to keep me up-to-date and lessen my computer catch-up time when I got home?

About Elisa Pacelli

Elisa is a wife, mother to 3 boys, "creative genius", and all-around techno geek. She enjoys reading, quilting, knitting, cruising to Caribbean beaches, and learning new things in the technology world. In the evenings Elisa can be found knitting while listening to podcasts or watching Netflix on her iPad. Listen to her podcast, 3 Geeky Ladies, co hosted with Suzé Gilbert and Vicki Stokes.

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MyMac Podcast 263 – New Macs and Reb Bliefernich


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Listener Invite continues this week with Reb Bliefernich. Topics include our discussion on Windows 7, a new podcast, changes to the App store, DropBox, ad dollars for product reviews, Tweetie 2, and much more. Plus an add-on, shorter ‘cast in which David and Tim look at all the big new product announcements from Apple this week.

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Otterbox Commuter and Otterbox Commuter TL iPhone Cases – Review


iPhone cases seem to be a dime a dozen these days. Finding one that stands out is a testament to good design and superior quality.

About Mike Breed

Writing for MyMac.com since August of 2009, Mike Breed is an Earth Science and Biology teacher at Chenango Valley High School in Binghamton, New York. He is currently acting as the Science Department Chairman in his school district as well. Mike has received numerous grants to incorporate Apple products into the laboratories and activities of his students, with the hopes of adding a new element of learning to the teaching of science in a demanding learning environment. A lifelong resident of Cortland, New York, Mike enjoys spending time with his family when not busy with his duties at school. An avid fan of the Macintosh platform, Mike also spends a great deal of time reading and working from his iPad and iPhone, where he is reading his way through the entire chronology of Star Wars novels. Mike is also passionate about fishing and enjoys spending time each weekend fishing with his father on the waters of central New York State’s Finger Lakes.

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iWork ’09 – Keynote, Pages, and Numbers – Apple Training Series – Book Review


Are you using the iWork ’09 application Suite? If not, and you would like too, this book will really get you up to speed quickly. If you are already using them, then this book is a great reference tool that even old dogs like me can use to find helpful tips and advice.

About Rich Lefko

Rich Lefko has been a Mac enthusiast for many years and is always seeking out the most innovative applications, Apps, gadgets and hardware to tell us about. He uses his Mac expertise for video editing, record-keeping, business needs and in the management of a weather website (RichLefko.com) his true passion in life. A native New Yorker, Rich lives in New Hampshire with his exceptionally beautiful wife and three perfect sons. Rich joined MyMac.com as a writer after winning a contest he heard on the podcast. As a result, Rich no longer enters contests. Rich accepts email at richardlefko@mac.com.

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IDR350m Increased Dynamic Range Earphones – Review


There are a lot of headphones available for the iPhone, iPods, and iPod Touch, but this one sounds great and has a few extra features to make it worth seriously considering.

About Owen Rubin

Owen Rubin was one of the first people to program arcade video games for Atari a long time ago, and designed arcade video games for almost 15 years. He later joined Apple where he worked on both hardware and software projects, and was the key player on the MacLC, bootable CD, several pieces of Mac system software, as well as a contributor to many other CPU projects. He later worked for Pacific Bell to lead the design of services for the first commercial broadband system in the US, and then went on to be the lead researcher of broadband for Paul Allen's Interval Research. Since then, he has been an executive at a number of startups in security and semiconductors, and CTO of Edison Labs, a startup focusing on helping commercial clients write and develop mobile apps. Right now, he is looking for the next great thing (hint hint!)

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Verbatim SDHC card, card reader, and Hard Drive – Review


Verbatim’s helpful web site has detailed information, and you should begin your research at the company’s site.

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 262 – Ted Landau

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This week, one of the pioneering Mac writers in the world, Ted Landau, joins us for a lively discussion. Also on the show for the first time is MyMac.com writer Tom Schmidt. Plus we talk to the two winners of the iFrogz EarPollution DJ Style headphones contest!

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Surge Laptop Back Pack – Review



Three top-zippered drop-in compartments now contain a staggering quantity of Nemogear, and my computer slides vertically into a fourth zippered space.

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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DataTale TQ-M12H – Review



The handle is a guide as you insert your drive into a custom powered bay that connects to your Macintosh via FireWire 800/400/USB/eSATA. All necessary cables are provided.

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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Win a FREE Hard Drive on Twitter! – Update!


With all the software, photos, music, and videos we seem to need every day on our Macintosh computers, we all need more hard drive space! Here is your chance to win a 320GB miniG Firewire Hard Drive! Update 9-22-09 First Winner – Phil Paxman! Updated 9-29-09 Second Winner Ben Avery! Updated 10-6-09 Third week Winner Cindy Hickman! And our LAST winner, updated on 10-13-09, is John Darrow!

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Photosmart C4780 Printer/Scanner/Copier – Review


If I don’t have my hand ready, the printed page shoots out and flies across the room!

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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