Essential Apple Podcast 57: Barely An Atom Out Of Place

Recorded 24th September 2017 What a year this is turning into! This week hurricane Maria battered the unfortunate Caribbean islanders (again), Mexico was hit

About Simon Parnell

Co-host of the Essential Apple Podcast alongside Mark Chappell who lives in the far West of Wales, while I make my abode deep in the East of Suffolk.

Father, Husband, Mac Lover, DTP & Prepress Professional, Geek, Cook, Drinker of Wines, Beers & Spirits.

I am British, and now the “wrong” side of 50 years old, I am married and have 3 children.

I started working in a design studio in the early 80’s back in the days of Cow Gum, Rotring Pens and Scalpels. I moved on to using Macs in about 1989 (way back when 40MB Hard Drives were BIG and 8MB RAM was a top end spec, System 6.0.3 was the cutting edge and the IIcx I worked on set me back about £5000… eek!).

Since then I have worked on pretty much every generation of Macintosh and every Mac OS Apple have released. I have done design and pre-press work with a wide variety of “DTP” applications old, new, well known and obscure. I have a fascination with finding cheaper alternatives to the “big guns” so DTP can be accessible to everybody!

For the last 15+ years I have worked in a small print works close to my home doing design and pre-press work.

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Vizio Crave Go – Review

Vizio Crave Go™ Company: Vizio I have music on a lot of portable devices now, including my cell phone, my iPad, my iPod Touch,

About Owen Rubin

Owen Rubin was one of the first people to program arcade video games for Atari a long time ago, and designed arcade video games for almost 15 years. He later joined Apple where he worked on both hardware and software projects, and was the key player on the MacLC, bootable CD, several pieces of Mac system software, as well as a contributor to many other CPU projects. He later worked for Pacific Bell to lead the design of services for the first commercial broadband system in the US, and then went on to be the lead researcher of broadband for Paul Allen’s Interval Research. Since then, he has been an executive at a number of startups in security and semiconductors, and CTO of Edison Labs, a startup focusing on helping commercial clients write and develop mobile apps. Right now, he is looking for the next great thing (hint hint!)

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Essential Apple Podcast 56: Wire Chaos & Apple Event Reactions

Recorded 17th September 2017 This week Cassini made its final manoeuvre and crashed into Saturn ending its 13 year scientific mission, some muppets set

About Simon Parnell

Co-host of the Essential Apple Podcast alongside Mark Chappell who lives in the far West of Wales, while I make my abode deep in the East of Suffolk.

Father, Husband, Mac Lover, DTP & Prepress Professional, Geek, Cook, Drinker of Wines, Beers & Spirits.

I am British, and now the “wrong” side of 50 years old, I am married and have 3 children.

I started working in a design studio in the early 80’s back in the days of Cow Gum, Rotring Pens and Scalpels. I moved on to using Macs in about 1989 (way back when 40MB Hard Drives were BIG and 8MB RAM was a top end spec, System 6.0.3 was the cutting edge and the IIcx I worked on set me back about £5000… eek!).

Since then I have worked on pretty much every generation of Macintosh and every Mac OS Apple have released. I have done design and pre-press work with a wide variety of “DTP” applications old, new, well known and obscure. I have a fascination with finding cheaper alternatives to the “big guns” so DTP can be accessible to everybody!

For the last 15+ years I have worked in a small print works close to my home doing design and pre-press work.

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JAM Rhythm Wi-Fi Speaker – Review

JAM Rhythm Wi-Fi Speaker Manufacturer: Jam Audio MSRP: $119.99 (Internet promo prices often as low as $50.00) Jam Audio’s Rhythm Wi-Fi speaker is worth

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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Unfade Photo Scanner iOS app – Review

Unfade Photo Scanner iOS app Free or $6.99 U.S.       Unfade is an iPhone app that converts your non-digital photos into digital.

About Warren Sklar

Warren Sklar is a IT consultant and a lover of tech. He started doing IT support in the mid 90’s and has supported everything from Adobe to Zip files. Currently he does part-time stay at home dad work and part-time IT consulting for the locals. His love for Apple products has made his focus more on helping people with their Apple devices. He admins a handful of Apple centric Facebook groups and is the go to guy for friends and family. When not fixing gadgets, Warren likes to travel, hang out with his family and dog and take long naps.

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1MORE Triple-Driver Lightning In-Ear Headphones – Review

1MORE Triple-Driver Lightning In-Ear Headphone 1MORE TRIPLE DRIVER LIGHTNING IN-EAR $150 U.S. Roll over, Beats. Ditto for Apple. 1MORE USA’s  Triple-Driver Lightning In-Ear Headphones

About John Nemerovski

John “Nemo” Nemerovski is MyMac’s Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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Aurora 1080P Full HD Camera CAM3115  – Review

  Aurora 1080P Full HD Camera CAM3115 ZyXel Communications Price: $159.99 on Amazon Prime The ZyXel Aurora surveillance camera is unique in several ways

About Roger Harmon

First started working IT with an IBM 360 then graduated to an Apple ][. Started the Macintosh Assistance Center in 1983 to help people use the technology. In 1984 co-founded the Tucson Macintosh User’s Group ( TMUG.com) and remain an active member. I have worked for organizations involved in radio and television production, public safety, and hospitality technology. Currently, a technology consultant helping people better utilize their Apple products and interface them with the rest of their world.

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GoPower Plus – Review

GoPower Plus Manufacturer: Kanex Price: $60.00 GoPower Plus is a pocketable battery pack designed to charge iPhones, Android phones, and most other 5 Volt,

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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BEDDI Smart Radio Alarm Clock – Review

BEDDI Smart Radio Alarm Clock WITTI Design Price: $100 U.S. Available now from The Grommet If you like to play with gadgets, here’s one that

About John Nemerovski

John “Nemo” Nemerovski is MyMac’s Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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DIRECTV NOW – The best or worst streaming TV package?

On paper (or screen), AT&T’s new DIRECTV Now streaming TV service looks like a strong competitor to other live Internet TV services, with a

About Scott Willsey

Scott is a long time Apple enthusiast whose first personally owned computer was the original 128k Macintosh introduced in 1984. He has 35+ years of computing experience, working with Apple II, Mac OS X, Windows, and a variety of flavors of Unix and Linux, and (of course!) iOS.

Scott can be reached on Twitter at @scottaw and his website is at saw66.com.

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Revogi Bluetooth Smart Lightbulb and Smart Color Lightstrip – Review

  Revogi Bluetooth Smart Lightbulb and Smart Color Lightstrip Revogi U.S. Price: $32 (bulb) or $38 (lightstrip) — Prices vary Revogi produces colorful lights

About Sam Negri

Sam Negri is a desert dweller and professional journalist. During a 50 year career based in Tucson, Arizona, USA, he traveled and wrote about every corner of the Desert Southwest. Sam is an active bicyclist, photographer, opera lover, and piano student.

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iOS 10: A Take Control Crash Course – Book Review

iOS 10: A Take Control Crash Course Author: Josh Centers Publisher : TidBITS Publishing, Inc. Version 1.0.1 Price: $15.00 143 pages, ebook format Many

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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iUSBFlash 64GB Lightning-USB3 external drive – Review

  iUSBFlash 64GB Lightning/USB3 external drive for iOS and Macintosh Macally $70 U.S. Macally’s iUSBFlash is the best external storage device for an iPad

About John Nemerovski

John “Nemo” Nemerovski is MyMac’s Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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RadSleevz Sleeve Case for iPad Pro – Review

RadSleevz Sleeve Case for iPad Pro RadTech MRSP: $25.95 U.S. (as reviewed) RadSleevz Sleeve Case The RadSleevz Sleeve Case for iPad Pro is a form fitting

About Mike Edwards

Mike first encoutnered a mac when he was allowed to spend his breaktimes playing with his school’s only Macintosh Plus in the early 1990s – it was hard to know then it would become an obsession! After years of frustration with Windows he returned to Mac with a beloved powerbook G4 in 2004 and hasnt looked back; this rapidly evolved into purchasing most things with an i-prefix! In the real world he teaches Chemistry to undergraduates and undertakes research in Medicinal Chemistry. His spare time is spent trying to make the most of the beautiful British countryside, excepting the frequent downpours, and watching his beloved Scarlets play Rugby.

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Radtech PencilClipz – Review

Radtech PencilClipz RadTech MRSP: $7.95 U.S. PencilClipz The Radtech PencilClipz is a simple accessory designed to provide a secure storage point for the pencil when

About Mike Edwards

Mike first encoutnered a mac when he was allowed to spend his breaktimes playing with his school’s only Macintosh Plus in the early 1990s – it was hard to know then it would become an obsession! After years of frustration with Windows he returned to Mac with a beloved powerbook G4 in 2004 and hasnt looked back; this rapidly evolved into purchasing most things with an i-prefix! In the real world he teaches Chemistry to undergraduates and undertakes research in Medicinal Chemistry. His spare time is spent trying to make the most of the beautiful British countryside, excepting the frequent downpours, and watching his beloved Scarlets play Rugby.

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Macspiration: Use your old iOS device as a security camera

If you are like me, you probably have old iPhones, iPod touches, or maybe even iPads laying around the house collecting dust. Did you

About Donny Yankellow

In addition to writing for MyMac.com since the Fall of 2005 he is an art teacher, freelance artist/illustrator, and is a father of one son. Donny is also the author/illustrator of several children’s ebooks. Donny’s degree is in Visual Communications and he hold certification in K-12 Art Education. His hobbies (besides Mac and Apple stuff) include soccer, animation, and reading anything written by Stephen King.

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Kanex Mini Bluetooth Keyboard with Stand Cover – Review

Mini Bluetooth Keyboard Company: Kanex Price: $40 I recently had the opportunity to review the Kanex Mini Bluetooth Keyboard with Stand Cover, and I

About Peter Nikolaidis

Peter is an entrepreneur, IT security guy, mountain biker, role-player, open-source legend, and naturalized Kryptonian. His latest string of letters after his name include CISSP, GCFE, GCIH, GPPA, GSNA, and is quite NSFW, JKLOL. Often splitting his time between rural Vermont and urban Boston, MA, while not negotiating galactic peace treaties, he enjoys coffee and networking of various types, and occasionally co-hosting a Podcast. He can be found sharing useful, amusing, or annoying tidbits on various social media platforms.

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Lantronix xPrintServer Office – Review

Lantronix xPrintServer Office Price: $200 Company: Lantronix With all the mobile devices surrounding us, the need to print documents is lower than what it

About Steve Hammond

Steve is a computer geek, and he has been for many years. He has studied computer science for 15 years, with a college degree in computer science, a backchelor degree in computer with a minor in mathematics, and a Master degree in computer science. In high school he was initiated to computer on an Apple II, then his parents bought him a Commodore 64, then a Mac Plus. But in computer science, DOS and Windows PC were used mostly, so he switched to the dark side for a while. In 2000 he began doing some photography, then discovered iPhoto which make him come back to the Macintosh in 2002. Since, he became a Mac geek again and he sure won’t turn back to the PC.

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