Monotype Classic Grotesque
Review

On October 30, 2012, in Font, Review, by Curt Blanchard

Monotype Classic Grotesque
Distributor: Monotype Imaging
Pricing: Individual typeface weights – $65 (TTF), entire 14 typeface family – $670.
Available from: Fonts.com
Monotype Classic Grotesque

Monotype Imaging has just released the 14-font Classic Grotesque suite of typefaces. This updated typeface was newly reimagined by Canadian designer Rod McDonald after four years of work. The typeface is an update of Monotype Grotesque, first released in 1926. McDonald was also influenced by an older typeface, Ideal Grotesk. These Monotype Grotesque typefaces were among the first sans serifs cut for hot metal machine typesetting.

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Take Control of CrashPlan
Book Review

On October 29, 2012, in Book Review, Macintosh, Review, by Elisa Pacelli

Take Control of CrashPlan
Author: Joe Kissell
Publisher: TidBITS Publishing, Inc
Price: $15.00
138 pages, ebook-PDF format
ISBN: 9781615424047

You’ve heard it before: backup, backup, backup. You’ve also heard how you should back up to a bootable clone, using software like Super Duper or Carbon Copy Cloner, and have another backup from which you can retrieve individual files, like Time Machine. Finally, you should also have your files backed up off site.

I recently purchased a one year subscription to CrashPlan for my off site backup. I immediately told the software to upload my entire hard drive. Twelve days later it finished. Oh how I wish I had read Take Control of CrashPlan before I clicked the upload button.

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3 Geeky Ladies
TechFan Podcast #97

On October 27, 2012, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson


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The 3 Geeky Ladies take over TechFan! Elisa, Suze´, and Vicki talk about first aid for Macs and iOS devices. Replacing hard drives, how to fix hanging apps and “other” on an iDevice, and why and how to restore an iDevice are just some of the lively topics. The Ladies also share their feelings about the recently announced Apple products and how the new iMac is like Daniel Craig.

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DiskAid
Clone Camera for iPhone
Alt Photo App for iPhone
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

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Genius WideCam F100
Review

On October 26, 2012, in Camera, Features, Macbook, Microphone, Review, by Asher Weisberger

WideCam F100
Company: Genius
Price: $59.99

The Genius WideCam F100 webcam is a excellent device. It brings broad spectrum of versatility to your computer. What I mean by this is that the WideCam F100 has many features that are definitely not built into your typical webcam.

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What’s Up with Apple’s iPad Announcements?

On October 25, 2012, in Apple, Features, iPad, Opinion, by Darrin Waggoner

What’s Up with Apple’s iPad Announcements?

Following Apple’s recent iPad announcement, there were two big questions that most people had. First, why update the New (now old) iPad? And second, why such a high price on the iPad mini? To answer these questions, we need to take out our crystal ball and gaze into 2013.


The New New iPad

The iPad 4th generation is the iPad that Apple really wanted to release this year, but the stars were not aligned for a spring release. Wall Street and the media following Apple would have freaked out if Apple didn’t update the iPad last spring. So, we got the “New iPad,” now referred to as the iPad 3rd generation, instead.

I think Apple really wanted an A6 chip and better LTE support in the New iPad, but they just were not ready yet. So, with the holiday season approaching and the stars now aligned, why not put your best foot forward and release the iPad with the best features possible right now!

I also think this means we will not get another new iPad next spring and when we do get an iPad next year, the changes will be something more radical than a speed bump.

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Joby GripTight Micro Stand Review

On October 25, 2012, in Adapter, Bits and Pieces, Camera, iPhone, Photography, Stand, by Curt Blanchard

Joby GripTight Micro Stand
Manufacturer: Joby
MSRP: $29.95 (GripTight Mount is also available separately: $19.95)
GripTight Micro Stand

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THE APPLE EVENT IS HERE! THE APPLE EVENT IS HERE! Things are going to start happening to me now! Putting aside “The Jerk” quotes for a moment, what can we expect from Tim Cook and his Apple cohorts today? Now with after events comments about all the things Apple got wrong as compared to what I said they would do!

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olloclip Quick Connecting Lens Solution for iPhone
(4S/4 and iPod touch 4th generation) 
Company: olloclip
Price: $69.99

I was lucky enough to receive the olloclip 3-IN-ONE PHOTO LENS for the iPhone 4, 4S or 4th generation iPod touch to review. This is a product that changes your device’s camera lens into a Fish Eye, Macro or Wide Angle capable device.

I opened the packaging and was a little distraught at first as I thought I was going to have to cut open one of those sealed plastic blister packs. I’m sure you have come across those hard to open plastic packs. Well, no, not in this instance, because it was clipped together and opened easily. That was a relief.

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Just a short break before the Madness!
MyMac Podcast #426

On October 22, 2012, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast


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A VERY short break as Gaz and Guy just recorded last Tuesday and frankly, not much has changed in four days. That doesn’t mean they can’t come up with an hour of content. The quality of which MAY be questionable, but they had a good time doing it. Gaz gavel Macnatico some information on his home theater setup and they both talk about next week’s GREAT PODCAST SWITCHEROO! We would tell you who we’re subbing for but then you might not listen to the show this week. Some Links:

Macnatico Tumbles!

Guy’s App Pick: Call of Duty: Black Ops $49.99 at the Mac App Store

Gaz’s App Pick: SiteSucker FREE yeah Free Mac £1.49 iOS

 

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Age of Aquarius
TechFan Podcast #96

On October 19, 2012, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson


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David and Tim reunite to discuss David’s Hong Kong trip and some of the electronic goodies he has found and, in some cases, purchased. Later, Tim unveils the BatMac replacement, and talks about his new Video Game collection display. And what the heck is an Aquarius Computer System?

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Back to Normality
MyMac Podcast #425

On October 19, 2012, in Podcast, by Tim Robertson


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Both Gaz and Guy are back and so it’s back to normality! Or at least as normal as the GMen can manage. Guy’s son breaks his phone so he has to get him a new one. I wonder what kind he bought? Gaz’s Mac Mini seems to find a new way to hate him each week. This time by letting him log on…but just for a second or two. Another Apple event is almost upon us and they talk about what they think might be coming up. Guy’s wish for a two bay Mac Mini I’m SURE is going to happen! Guy also needed help from Gaz to set up Audio Hijack Pro (again) because somehow the settings got lost from the last time. Eventually they’ll get it kinda right. A great Gaz’s tip as usual and Guy’s head explodes not once, but four times.

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Guy’s App Pick: Call of Duty: Black Ops $49.99 at the Mac App Store
Gaz’s App Pick: SiteSucker FREE yeah Free Mac £1.49 iOS

 

Aviator Edit custom over-ear headphones
Skullcandy
$200 U. S.

User Report Review

Original $150 black Aviator headphones are reviewed here on Pocket Sized Podcast #20 starting at 36:53 into the show.

How much extra is it worth to you to have custom colored headphones? If the answer is in the $50 range you are in luck. Skullcandy’s new Edit model of Aviator over ear headphones can be customized almost infinitely: headbands, frames, caps, and cord.

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iP4 Portable Boombox with FM Radio
for iPhone and iPod with 30-pin Dock Connector
Available in Black, Blue, or Pink
Company: iHome Audio
Price: $200

User report review

Attention to detail. Retro-techno. Custom equalization. Fully portable. Fashion statement. Imaginative design. Conversation piece. Decent FM radio. Loud. Accurate midrange and treble. Rich bass tones. Suitable for all genres. Magnetized remote. iPhone/iPod security brace. Massive rubberized handle. Written manual.

The boombox is back. Are you happy with this news, or are you running for cover? Today’s iPhone/iPod boombox is very different from its predecessors. iHome Audio’s iP4 is fully digital, sonically accurate, and ready to rock or help you relax, as you prefer.

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Episode #11
3 Geeky Ladies

On October 17, 2012, in Three Geeky Ladies, by Three Geeky Ladies


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Elisa and Suze´ talk about the good, bad, and ugly of the iOS 6 update. Unfortunately, Vicki’s work and personal schedule got in the way of recording this week.

Feedback from Jim, who wins the iPad app Write PDF 

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Photoshop Elements 11 Review for the Advanced User

On October 17, 2012, in Photography, Review, by Donny Yankellow

Photoshop Elements 11
Company: Adobe
Price: $99.99 new, $79.99 upgrade                                                                                                                  brazzersxhamster
 Every year Adobe updates its consumer line of products, which includes Photoshop Elements. Every time this happens you probably find yourself wondering if it is worth your money to upgrade or if you should stick with what you have. In the case of Elements 11, a lot depends on your expertise.

As the title of this article suggests, this review is geared towards the advanced user. In other words, someone who has Photoshop experience (Elements or full Photoshop). In this reviewers opinion, the more advanced user should save your money and pass on this update. Read on to find out why.

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Adobe Photoshop CS6 Review

On October 17, 2012, in Photography, Review, Video, by Steve Hammond

Adobe Photoshop CS6 review
Price:
Standard Edition: $699.00 US, upgrade $199.00 US
Extended Edition: $999.00 US, upgrade $399.00 US
Company: Adobe

In the spring of 2012, Adobe released Creative Suite 6, or the CS6 version of their content creation and editing software suite. Among the updates, the flagship Photoshop got a CS6 version as well. Is it worth upgrading or buying? Read on to see what’s new about Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Fleece Jacket 7.0
Scottevest
Price: $160

User Report Review

Scottevest’s new Fleece Jacket 7.0 (FJ7) is the best outerwear ever from this innovative company. The reason, in a word, is iPad. FJ7’s dedicated iPad pocket cleans and protects its precious cargo, safely and securely.

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Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
Review

On October 15, 2012, in Apps, Review, by Guy Serle

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
Company: Adobe
Price: $799.00 stand-alone
Varied pricing if purchased with other CS6 collections

Some products are harder than others to review just because of how complex they are, or because of all the different potential uses a particular program might have. Most Adobe products fit into both categories and Premiere Pro from the CS6 collection is no exception.

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Four in One
TechFan Podcast #95

On October 12, 2012, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson


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Four hosts from four different podcasts come together to discuss the new MacSpecialist Apple Reseller in the Metro Chicago area. Kevin Shea of the MacSpecialist Podcast, Guy Serle of The MyMac Podcast, and John Nemo of AppMinute join TechFan host Tim Robertson for a fun episode.

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The MyMac Podcast
AppMinute Podcast
MacSpecialist Podcast
MacSpecialist

It’s a 72-Gonal number
MyMac Podcast #424

On October 12, 2012, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast


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Gaz gives a great explanation of gonal numbers at the beginning of the show and he lost me just after the math started….which means nearly right away. James Turner from http://www.woodpad.co.uk is on to keep Gaz from mathing out which is a good thing. There’s lot’s of listener feedback, finally some answers on why our FaceBook numbers went down, and fear of ducks watching you makes a comeback! Woo! Spotlight is in the…um…spotlight with a questionn from Scott and just because Guy isn’t around doesn’t mean there isn’t a Gaz’s Tip! Lastly there’s something about Beavers…hmmm. Some Links: Guy’s App Pick: None because he isn’t here

Gaz’s App Pick: CheatSheet free in the Mac App Store

Jame’s Pick: Online Scout Manager to take care of your Scouts

 

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