TechFan Podcast #83
IO

Download the show here Subscribe in iTunes Busy week for us Technology fans, with the Google IO event, new podcasting apps for iOS, and

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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a -JAYS Four Earbuds
Review

a-JAYS Four (White) Earbuds Manufacturer: JAYS MSRP: $79.95 ($70.00 street price) a-JAYS Four Earbuds The promotional tagline for these a-JAYS Four earbuds is: Walk,

About Curt Blanchard

I’m a Mac user from the beginning with a background in graphic design, product design, photography. I’m a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. I spent much of my professional career designing consumer products in ceramics, glass, and metals by working on-site with European and Asian manufacturers. I am currently an officer at Tucson Macintosh Users Group and a reviewer in the Amazon Vine program.

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Bento 4 for iPad
Review

Bento 4 for iPad Company: FileMaker Version: 4.0.0 Price: $4.99 until July 31, 2012, then increases to regular price of $9.99 Requires: any version

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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Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet Review

Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet Manufacturer: Newer Technology MSRP: $29.95 (Street price about $25) Power2U Wall Outlet Tired of having charging bricks blocking your power

About Curt Blanchard

I’m a Mac user from the beginning with a background in graphic design, product design, photography. I’m a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. I spent much of my professional career designing consumer products in ceramics, glass, and metals by working on-site with European and Asian manufacturers. I am currently an officer at Tucson Macintosh Users Group and a reviewer in the Amazon Vine program.

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Dragon Dictate for Mac Review

Dragon Dictate for Mac version 2.5.2 Company: Nuance Price: $199.99 MSRP Boxed Set, $179.99 Electronic Download I learned how to type when I was

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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WWDC 2012 Keynote Recap

Apple kicked off last week’s annual developer conference with the company’s customary keynote address. Here is my take on the WWDC presentation’s content. MacBook

About Darrin Waggoner

Darrin is a long time Apple user, dating back to 1979 when his father purchased an Apple ][+ to help run his printing pre-press business. In 1984 the business purchased their first of many Macs, an original 128k model. Darrin has been a software developer for over 20 years and is currently a Software Development Manager at his day job. But he is still involved in the family business, Fleet Graphics in Dayton, Ohio (www.fleetgraphicsinc.com), which is now focused on wide-format and digital printing. He is also a registered iOS developer and has an app he created for Fleet Graphics published in the iTunes App Store.

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Solar Lighted Cover for Kindle Touch
Review

Solar Lighted Cover for Kindle Touch Manufacturer: SolarFocus Technology MSRP: $89.95 Solar Lighted Cover for Kindle Touch Having devices run out of battery power

About Curt Blanchard

I’m a Mac user from the beginning with a background in graphic design, product design, photography. I’m a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. I spent much of my professional career designing consumer products in ceramics, glass, and metals by working on-site with European and Asian manufacturers. I am currently an officer at Tucson Macintosh Users Group and a reviewer in the Amazon Vine program.

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Nomadbrush Compose Short Tip (iOS stylus)
Review

Nomadbrush Compose Short Tip (iOS stylus) Manufacturer: Nomadbrush, LLC MSRP: $26.00 Nomadbrush Compose Short Tip Styli for iOS devices abound these days—big tips, small

About Curt Blanchard

I’m a Mac user from the beginning with a background in graphic design, product design, photography. I’m a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. I spent much of my professional career designing consumer products in ceramics, glass, and metals by working on-site with European and Asian manufacturers. I am currently an officer at Tucson Macintosh Users Group and a reviewer in the Amazon Vine program.

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rePLAY Retractable Audio Cable
Review

rePLAY Retractable Audio Cable Manufacturer: Scosche Industries MSRP: $14.99 rePLAY Retractable Audio Cable   If you have an audio or headphone jack in your

About Curt Blanchard

I’m a Mac user from the beginning with a background in graphic design, product design, photography. I’m a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. I spent much of my professional career designing consumer products in ceramics, glass, and metals by working on-site with European and Asian manufacturers. I am currently an officer at Tucson Macintosh Users Group and a reviewer in the Amazon Vine program.

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SkySafari 3 Pro
iOS App Review

SkySafari 3 Pro App Developer: Southern Stars Version 3.5.1 License: US$59.99 (SkySafari Plus US$14.99, SkySafari 3 US$2.99) Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

About David Acklam

I'm a retired professional engineer actively involved in community outreach working with our local educators to help engage our youth in the sciences and mathematics. I enjoy sharing our night sky as an amateur astronomer and volunteer with the Project ASTRO program. I'm a member of the UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory Directors Advisory Board and chair their Kuiper Circle Community Outreach Committee. I am also an Ambassador with the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission and a docent with the Planetary Science Institute. I've been a Mac user since 2007 and currently I am the Members Advocate with the Tucson Macintosh User Group (TMUG). I also manage the TMUG and Kuiper Circle Facebook pages.

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Learn My Mac Episode #9
Desktop pictures and Screen Saver

Learn how easy it is to change the desktop background picture or screen saver on your Mac. About Elisa PacelliElisa is a wife, mother

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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Lowepro Urban Photo Sling 250
Review

Lowepro Urban Photo Sling 250 Manufacturer: Lowepro MSRP: $89.95 Urban Photo Sling 250 Lugging cumbersome photo gear when you are out and about usually

About Curt Blanchard

I’m a Mac user from the beginning with a background in graphic design, product design, photography. I’m a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. I spent much of my professional career designing consumer products in ceramics, glass, and metals by working on-site with European and Asian manufacturers. I am currently an officer at Tucson Macintosh Users Group and a reviewer in the Amazon Vine program.

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Rukus Solar Bluetooth Sound System
Video Review

Rukus Solar Bluetooth Sound System works with smart phones, tablets, laptops, and computers that have Bluetooth connectivity. About Elisa PacelliElisa is a wife, mother

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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