Macally Dual Size Tip Stylus with Ink Pen – Review

On January 16, 2013, in Review, by Elisa Pacelli

Macally Dual Size Tip Stylus with Ink Pen
Company: Macally
Price: $14.99
Works with: any touch screen device, including iPhone and iPad

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I’ve reviewed a few Macally products for MyMac.com, and have been pleased with all of them. The Macally Dual Size Tip Stylus with Ink Pen is no exception.

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Nuance Paperport Notes
Company: Nuance Communications
Version: 2.0.1
Compatible with: iPad (2nd Generation, 3rd Generation, 4th Generation) and iPad mini
Requires: iOS 4.2 or later
Price: Free

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There are many applications that do word processing but this one from Nuance goes further than most. It actually lets you take advantage of dictation on your iPad. Considering Nuance brought us Dragon dictation, it is not surprising dictation transcription is part of the application but it is integrated very well.

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Dave Hamilton gets caught! – MyMac Podcast #438

On January 15, 2013, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Please wish David Cohen your ABSOLUTE best wishes in the hope he gets better soon.

Probably our longest show EVER, but it was all worth it as we had an extended conversation with Dave Hamilton from the Mac Geek Gab Podcast and BackBeat Media about Macworld, podcasting, how to sound good (like he does) and not so-so (like the GMen). Also some talk about how you should NEVER, EVER say bad words (but we sometimes do anyway). James Turner and Fitz John Baptiste has questions for the GMen and so can you over at our G+ MyMac Podcast page.

Links:
Gaz’s App Pick: Spotify Premium
Guy’s App Pick: Shatoetry
People’s Pick: Fitz John Baptiste chose Color Splash for iOS

Pulp Motion – Review

On January 14, 2013, in Apps, Features, iDVD, iMovie, Mac OS X, Photography, Review, Video, by Julie Kuehl

PulpMotion 3.5
Company: Aquafadas
Version: 3.5
Compatible with: Mountain Lion
Requires: Mac OS X 10.6 or above
Price: Standard $49 / Advanced $129

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If you want to make slideshow-type videos, PulpMotion is the app for you. It has similarities to iMovie, but is different enough to be worth a look. It is incredibly easy to choose a theme, drop in photos or videos, add some background music, insert a caption or two, and export it in a format best suited to your intended viewing platform. While it is drop dead simple and quick, there’s also a lot of power to tweak and customize your slideshow to get it just the way you want.

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Tim and Owen – TechFan Podcast #104

On January 13, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Owen Rubin returns to join Tim in a fun podcast in which they talk about CES and Tim’s White Whale.

 

 

Howzit going Paul? – MyMac Podcast #437

On January 9, 2013, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Paul Kent from IDG comes on o talk all about the Macworld/ iWorld Expo for 2013 and Guy geeks out. As it stands right now, Guy may be the only MyMac male member this year, but Elisa Pacelli, Vicky Stokes, and Julie Kuehl (Cool) will undoubtably keep him in line. Gaz and Guy answer a serious storage question (no really!) and Apple doesn’t want to be undisturbed until after January 7th.

Links:
Veterinarian Tricorder powered by extra-terrestrials…we couldn’t make this stuff up
Gaz’s App Pick: Score! from First Touch
Guy’s App Pick: 1Password from AgileBits for iOS $7.99
People’s Pick: Paul Bartlett likes the 27-inch iMac

The White Whale – TechFan Podcast #103

On January 8, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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David Cohen is in recovery (from what, you will have to listen to the show to learn) so Tim Robertson goes solo from his hotel room using his portable podcast rig. Topics include what happened to David, CES, the White Whale, and much more. If you have not done so already, please review us on iTunes by clicking the Subscribe link above

iOS and OS X programming books – Book Review

On January 8, 2013, in Book Review, by Steve Hammond

With success stories you’ve heard on the App Store for both iOS (Angry Birds comes to mind) or the Mac App Store (Pixelmator is a good example), you may be tempted to risk your own time and money to follow their success. In this review, I focus on two type of books. The first two books are about building a good business plan, while the last three will go deeper into the technology you need to build that app and put it for sale.

You will probably learn that it sounds easier than it really is, but nothing is impossible. Also note that for programming books, they are almost obsolete (or are missing last key features) the day they get on the shelves. So consider them as starter course, and not as the all you can eat menu.

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Kinesis Keyboard – Review

On January 7, 2013, in Keyboard, Review, by Julie Kuehl

Kinesis Freestyle 2 Ergonomic Keyboard 
Company: Kinesis Corporation
Version: Freestyle2
Compatible with: Macs; separate version available for Windows
Requires: USB port, Mac OS X 10.4 or later for full functionality
Price: $109.00 for keyboard, $40.00 for VIP3 Accessory Kit

The Kinesis Freestyle2 keyboard is an ergonomic split keyboard that works flawlessly with Macs. It takes absolutely nothing more than plugging it in to set it up. If your brain and hands can wrap themselves around having a split keyboard, this one is wonderful.

Kinesis Freestyle2 keyboard flat with separated sections

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Teach Yourself Visually: Mac mini
Author: Guy Hart-Davis
Publisher: Wiley
Pricing: $29.99 US, $47.99 CAN, $35.99 Ebook
352 pages
ISBN: 978-1-1183-7487-0

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The Teach Yourself Visually series of books contain clear step-by-step, descriptive instructions on how to get the most from your Mac. This title tells you what to look for when buying a new Mac mini. It also provides some good advice about peripherals that you can purchase for your machine. This is a great book for the new Mac user. Buy it before you purchase your machine and it will pay rewards.

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Time Warp Camera — iOS App Review

On January 4, 2013, in Apps, Features, Photography, Review, by Peter Bird

Time Warp Camera
Company: Keepsy
Version: 1.5.1
Compatible with: iPhone (3GS, 4, 4S, 5) & iPod Touch (3rd Generation, 4th Generation. 5th Generation).
Requires: iOS 4.3 or later
Price: Free

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One of the most common things that we all do with our phones in today’s world is take pictures. There are plenty of photo apps in the iOS app store, so the trick becomes how to make your photo application stand out from the others. Keepsy certainly has with the Time Warp Camera Application.

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In 2012 Adobe released Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 and a new version of its Creative Suite 6 that included the new Adobe Photoshop CS6. If you bought either of those software packages, you may need some literature to learn or improve your skills. I review a list of books that may be useful. And I kept my favorite book for the end of this review.

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Audiobooks.com – Review

On January 3, 2013, in Apps, Audio, iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, iPod Touch, by Julie Kuehl

Audiobooks
Company: Simply Audiobooks Inc.
Version: 1.25
Compatible with: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPad. Optimized for iPhone 5.
Requires: iOS 4.3 or later
Price: Free

Audiobooks.com offers a quick and simple app to listen to books from your iOS device. It syncs with its website to offer an alternative way to keep up with your “reading” list.

The Audiobooks app is simple enough to understand. The Featured Books page gives some suggestions and a place to begin browsing. It’s also a place to login to your account, which can be set up on your device or on their website if you prefer to do it that way.

Audiobooks screenshot of Hot Books list

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Take Control of Networking & Security in iOS 6
Author: Glenn Fleishman

Publisher: TidBITS Publishing, Inc.
Price: $10.00
127 pages, Ebook
ISBN: 9781615424122

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Did you ever wonder how to set up a mobile hotspot? Maybe you don’t understand the difference between WPA2 and WEP security. What’s the big deal about having a secure password for a home WiFi network? If you ever had any of these question, Glenn Fleishman answers all these questions, and more, in his latest book, Take Control of Networking & Security in iOS 6.

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PicIT24 – Review

On January 2, 2013, in Apps, iOS, iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch, Photography, Picture Gallery, by Julie Kuehl

PicIT24 -
share photos & quotes, 
app & website
Company: Frederick Sachs
Version: 1.0
Compatible with: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPad. Optimized for iPhone 5.
Requires: iOS 4.3 or later
Price: Free

If you’re feeling overwhelmed with social media, and especially photo sharing, PicIT24 has an idea for you. What if you could only share the best photo and thought of the day? What if your friends/followers were limited to the same? Only one photo. Only one quote. Once a day.

PicIT24 is a response to the tidal wave of incoming information that many of us suffer from. Rather than watching a stream of text and photos go sliding by, PicIT24 allows folks to share only the day’s best. As a user, it forces you to think before posting, delay your decision until later in the day, and be intentional in what you share.

PicIT24 screenshot of of cartoon guy

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It’s a New Year – MyMac Podcast #436

On January 1, 2013, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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This came out after we had recorded the podcast, but please take a moment and wish all the best to David Cohen former host of the MyMac Podcast and current co-host of TechFan for a quick recovery after an automobile accident in France.

Guy loses his Adobe Stuff but doesn’t seem all that fussed about it and Gaz has his Eye on his TV (wink wink). The GMen go over some weird tech news for 2012 And both at some point or another believe themselves to be Batman. You wouldn’t think this would take too long, but it actually is one of the longest shows they’ve done this year.
Some Links:
Tech News of the Weird: Steve Woz likes his iPhone to wiggle!
Where we go our weird 2012 tech news
Gaz’s App Pick: Chime by Blacktree FREE!
Guy’s App Pick: Modern Conflict by Gaijin Entertainment
People’s Pick: From Erick Diaz Camera Plus by tap tap tap .99

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