Snapheal App
Review

On December 11, 2012, in Mac OS X, Macintosh, Photography, by Curt Blanchard

Snapheal
Developer: MacPhun
Version: 2.1
Price: $19.99 – Mac App Store (Introductory price for a limited time $9.99)
Snapheal App

One of Photoshop’s many features is the ability to remove unwanted objects or people from a photo with a fancy-sounding technique called Content Aware Fill. For a fraction of the cost, you can achieve the same result with Snapheal from MacPhun. In addition, you can also fix old scanned photos, erase text, adjust exposure and saturation, and more.

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Exodus On-Ear Headphones with 3-Button Apple Control and Microphone — User Report
The House of Marley
Price: $100 to $150 online (This link is from Amazon’s USA product page.)

Note #1: This review product appears to be out of stock on the company’s web site, although it is available from Internet and retail merchants.

Note #2: You are advised to read other longer and more detailed online reviews of these headphones. These reviews present a fascinating profile of Exodus and additional competitive premium headphones. Some of the reviews have lively writing and caustic reader feedback.

Note #3: Exodus headphones will be too tight on your skull upon removal from House of Marley’s exceptionally recyclable packaging. Stretch the ear pieces length-wise across and onto a large box of Kleenex or other household tissue to stretch out the too tight metal spring outer C-frame for as many days as possible before attempting to wear Exodus with comfort. You can connect the audio cable during this frame-stretching period and play a variety of music at medium volume to condition the headphones’ speaker drivers, which we recommend for all listening equipment.

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Our Favorite Things – 3 Geeky Ladies 15

On December 9, 2012, in Three Geeky Ladies, by Tim Robertson


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The Ladies, along with their guest, 4th Geeky Person Tom Schmidt, share their favorite things.

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Less is more, really?!?
MyMac Podcast #432

On December 6, 2012, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast


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SPORTS! Well we did talk about sports, but then ventured off into Mac stuff. Who would have guessed? We kinda love the new iTunes, but we REALLY love your questions and feedback! This week Chuck asks the GMen about a good backup strategy for all the Macs in his life, a winner from our 400th Podcast finally checks his email (and Plasq software came through for him…thanks guys!), and FaceBook still makes poor Guy crazy. All this and more on the MyMac.com Podcast!

Some Links:
How many Legos can lego go go until it breaks…ohs. Find out here
Gaz’s App Pick: Zombie Tsunami from Mobigame Free!
Guy’s App Pick: Frontline Commando by Glu Games Free!
People’s Pick: None this week (sad face)

 

OS X Support Essentials (Apple Pro Training Series)
by Kevin M White and Gordon Davisson
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Peachpit Press
Pearson Education
ISBN-10: 0321887190
ISBN-13: 978-0321887191
Price: $64.99

OS X Support Essentials, Cover

Mountain Lion (Mac OS 10.8) has matured remarkably quickly. As has now become the norm, printed guides, tutorials, reference books and introductions of all sorts have appeared equally speedily in the months following Mountain Lion’s release. Indeed, we have already reviewed Galen Gruman’s “Bible” (Wiley).

Most of these titles reflect the fact that, good and stable though it is, Mountain Lion has few startling or groundbreaking aspects. It hardly contains enough new features to fill a substantial book of its own. So it is with this Mountain Lion volume in the Apple Pro Training Series, OS X Support Essentials, by Kevin M White and Gordon Davisson.

Actually, it’s only in the subheading, “Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Mountain Lion”, that you know that this is indeed a book for users of the latest Apple OS. But it is; and it does its job extremely well. So well, in fact, that it should be considered a leader in the couple of dozen or so books available now.

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I, Steve: Steve Jobs In His Own Words
Book Review

On December 4, 2012, in Book Review, Review, by Mark Greentree

I, Steve: Steve Jobs In His Own Words
Collator And Editor: George Beahm
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
US$6.95 (Paperback) US$5.59 (Kindle)
192 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1742703589

Immediately following the death of Steve Jobs in October 2011, book publishers world wide started releasing a plethora of books about the much revered CEO we simply knew as Steve.

I, Steve: Steve Jobs In His Own Words is one of these books. Whilst I personally don’t agree with publishers cashing in on the death of someone famous, this book was given to me as a gift and it turns out to be an interesting read, that is, if you like reading quotations and excepts from speeches.

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CitySlicker iPad and iPad Mini Case
Review

On December 3, 2012, in Bag, Cases, Features, iPad, iPad mini, Review, by John Nemerovski

Guest review by Howard Nemerovski

CitySlicker iPad and iPad Mini Case
WaterField Designs
Price: $99 and $89

This CitySlicker can be trusted!

WaterField Designs of San Francisco has created a lush, fashionable, and utilitarian carrying case for the iPad that makes its owner feel like a — CitySlicker! That’s the appealing name WaterField has given to this upscale mobile home for the iPad.

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HMDX Jam Bluetooth Speaker
Review

On December 3, 2012, in Audio, Bluetooth, iPad, iPhone, Speakers, by Curt Blanchard

HMDX Jam Bluetooth Speaker
Manufacturer: HMDX (HoMedics)
MSRP: $49.95 (Street: $35-$40)
Jam Bluetooth Speakers

 

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