ifrogz EarPollution Reflex and Timbre Earbuds – Review


It seems like most people just use the Apple earbuds that come with their iPods, but if you’re mowing your lawn you can’t hear your music. If you’re running, the earbuds won’t stay in your ears. Thus the need to buy in-ear earbuds.ifrogz sells an extensive line of earbuds and headphones, some of which have built-in mics like the Reflex and Timbre reviewed here.

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Griffin SmartShare USB Hub – Review


If you’re a typical Mac user, you’ve got more USB devices than USB ports. Usually that’s not a big deal. I mean it’s not like you’re going to leave your camera or iPod plugged in all the time. What do you do if you need to connect just one more thing? You get a Griffin SmartShare USB Hub.

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File Launching Enhancements



Do you miss the customizable Apple Menu from the good old days of Mac OS 9? Did you get stuck when you upgraded to 10.5 because your favorite enhancements didn’t work (and they still don’t)? Here we look at Classic Menu, MaxMenus, RapidoStart, SunnyMenu, and XMenu.

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We Do Windows For Free!
MyMac.com Help Desk #11


Apple’s move to Intel processors has made it possible to run Windows natively on the Mac with Boot Camp or Parallels, but what about all the viruses and spyware and other threats lurking out there? McAfee, a leading security software company, states that there are over 180,000 threats that affect Windows. Here are some excellent free utilities that you can use to protect and care for your Windows installation.

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Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station
Review


Quietly introduced at Macworld Expo in January, Apple’s new AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n is a big leap forward but leaves a couple things behind. I was able to borrow one for review courtesy of First Tech Computer in Minneapolis, an Apple Specialist.

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iTunes Amnesia
MyMac.com Help Desk 7

This time around, Tom looks at problems (and solutions) with iTunes Libraries, Universal Hard Disks, and iBook repair. Got a problem or question about your Mac? Be sure to email Tom.

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Thankful For Being A Mac User
MyMac.com Help Desk 6


Holiday time is a time for reflection. For thinking about the things you are thankful for. Some recent experiences I’ve had with my own computers have reminded me of how grateful I am to be a Mac user. Problems this month include no start-up chime, problems with Mail, and AppleWorks / TextEdit.

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Macally BTMouse
Review

The two most important things with a mouse are how it feels in your hand, and how well you can fine tune the tracking and scrolling to your liking. I don’t have big hands, but I like my mouse on the larger side. My hands tend to get sore with a mini mouse, and the BTMouse has the best feel of any mouse I’ve ever used.

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AppleWorks Lives!
MyMac.com Help Desk #4

When I first started writing this column in July I said we weren’t going to strictly do a help letters column. I say we, of course, because without your letters there is no help. This one’s going to be more of a commentary, and part iPhoto help.

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