Halfpack RT Combination Pack and Case – Review

Urban Xplorer Halfpack RT Urban Xplorer Price: $198.00 MSRP The Xplorer Halfpack is a high quality backpack that can also be carried as a messenger

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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Ergotron WorkFit-P for Apple – Nemo Memo

Ergotron WorkFit-P for Apple – Nemo Memo Professors, workshop leaders, trade show reps, and public speaking professionals now have the best possible movable platform available

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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Apotop AP-U2, CableJive dockBoss air v8.13, Beacon Audio Phoenix 2 – Nemo Memo

There are three ways product reviewers respond to all the gadgets and gizmos we receive: dislike and send them back promptly, use them for

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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Kanex DualRole Hub – Review

DualRole Hub Manufacturer: Kanex MSRP: $69.00 (Internet price: $46.00) Kanex DualRole Hub Apple giveth and Apple taketh away. We lost FireWire connectivity, we’re gradually

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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Matrox DS1 Thunderbolt Docking Station – Review

DS1 Thunderbolt Docking Station Company: Matrox Price: £195/$249 After what seems like an interminable delay since the introduction of the high-speed Thunderbolt interface to

About David Cohen

A lifelong technology fan and an IT professional, David has been writing and podcasting for MyMac since 1995. In his professional life he is an expert in mobile computing, data centres, cloud services and IT security. For MyMac he is a features and review writer, a former host of the MyMac Podcast and Geekiest Show Ever podcast, and the current co-host of the TechFan podcast,

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PlugBug World USB Charger – Review

PlugBug World Global MacBook Adapter and USB Charger Company: Twelve South Price: $44.99 USB chargers for your technology devices are ten a penny –

About David Cohen

A lifelong technology fan and an IT professional, David has been writing and podcasting for MyMac since 1995. In his professional life he is an expert in mobile computing, data centres, cloud services and IT security. For MyMac he is a features and review writer, a former host of the MyMac Podcast and Geekiest Show Ever podcast, and the current co-host of the TechFan podcast,

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Advice from a successful young entrepreneur – Interview with Ethan Bloch

He’s young, articulate, experienced, and successful. Listen to our 20-minute intense conversation. Get advice on how to learn to code, how to create a

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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2012 Holiday Gift Guide for Techies
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Nemo’s 2012 Holiday MyMac Gift Guide for Techies Backup and archive. Daily. No exceptions. If you are reading this and you are not fully

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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Brenthaven BX2 Camera Backpack
Review

BX2 Backpack Brenthaven $179.95 The Brenthaven BX2 Backpack, a medium sized camera bag with padded shoulder straps and a chest strap, accompanied me on

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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Which is faster? Thunderbolt, FireWire800, or USB3?
User report

David Weeks and John Nemo collaborated on this user report. Products used for our testing and evaluation are: Seagate GoFlex for Mac Ultra-portable Drive

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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Take a Stand

Not enough space left on your desktop to hold all of those cool Apple products your significant other told you that you could not afford? Here are some solutions that might help you gain some of that space back and may also make room for new Apple stuff you can’t afford.

About Rich Lefko

Rich Lefko has been a Mac enthusiast for many years and is always seeking out the most innovative applications, Apps, gadgets and hardware to tell us about. He uses his Mac expertise for video editing, record-keeping, business needs and in the management of a weather website (RichLefko.com) his true passion in life. A native New Yorker, Rich lives in New Hampshire with his exceptionally beautiful wife and three perfect sons. Rich joined MyMac.com as a writer after winning a contest he heard on the podcast. As a result, Rich no longer enters contests. Rich accepts email at richardlefko@mac.com.

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LapDawg X4 Laptop Table Review

Manufacturer: LapDawg MSRP: $89.00 LapDawg The LapDawg X4 is a lot more than just a laptop table. It’s a bed tray, an iPad tray,

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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Eco Portabile Grande Laptop Bag and Eco Pad-iPad Sleeve
Video Review

Elisa Pacelli reviews the Eco Portabile Grande Laptop Bag and Eco Pad-iPad Sleeve for MyMac.com About Elisa PacelliElisa is a wife, mother to 3

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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Genius Ring Presenter
Review

Developer: Genius OS Support: Mac OSX 10.6+, WIndows 7/Vista/XP Price: US$69.99 The Ring Presenter is a clever wireless, multi-function, five button mouse and laser pointer,

About David Acklam

I’m a retired professional engineer actively involved in community outreach working with our local educators to help engage our youth in the sciences and mathematics. I’m a member of the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory Directors Advisory Board and chair their Kuiper Circle Community Outreach Committee. I am also an Ambassador with the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission and a docent with the Planetary Science Institute. I’ve been a Mac user since 2007 and currently I am the Members Advocate with the Tucson Macintosh User Group (TMUG). I also manage the TMUG and Kuiper Circle Facebook pages.

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Zippy BT500 and LuxePad Bluetooth Keyboards
Review

  Does Size Matter? Zippy BT500 Bluetooth Mini Keyboard AZEND Price: $38 on the Internet LuxePad Bluetooth Keyboard Genius Price: $60 on the Internet

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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MacBook Face-Off: Yestertech 1, Genius Bar, 0

The “Genius,” the Leatherman, Scotch Tape, and the MacBook Mysteries are everywhere. I accept that some of them are hidden under the plastic covers

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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OS X Lion Support Essentials
Book Review

OS X Lion Support Essentials (Apple Pro Training Series) by Kevin White Peachpit Press ISBN-10: 0-321-77507-4 ISBN-13: 978-0-321-77507-8 Price: $64.99 Lion (Mac OS 10.7)

About Mark Sealey

Mark Sealey is a British expatriate working and living in Southern California with his artist/writer wife, Roberta Lannes-Sealey, whom he met in 1996, when the web, she and he were much younger.

Mark’s interest in computers began in the the early ‘80s when his father suggested that, If we don’t understand how to control them, they’ll creep up behind us and make life unbearable. Have they?

Using the venerable Acorn system until his move to the US, Mark wrote extensively about the BBC and RISC machines. He concentrated chiefly on education, music and productivity/system software; at the time Micronet and Prestel led the way for wide area networking… he published over 2,000 articles for these outlets.

After graduating with a humanities degree, Mark was a teacher for 20 years until 1994 – first in Italy then the UK. Becaming increasingly attracted to the world of information technology as a major contributor to children’s learning and development, he eventually moved to editing the UK’s chief journals in the educational computing. He has always enjoyed freelance reviewing, consulting, editing and writing.

When he moved to the US, he was fortunate enough to find full time employment at a major arts non-profit as a software engineer; though it’s doubtful if there’s a single skill which he was originally hired to use that’s still in daily use.

Mark is also a composer of chamber and orchestral music, music critic, a published poet, photographer and environmentalist with an enthusiasm for fitness, vegan nutrition and long distance running. He is now convinced that only humans’ humility can save our planet.

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4 New Mac Accessories Recommended: Logitech, LaCie, Moshi, WiebeTech
Nemo Memo

Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac Logitech $50 US This new solar-powered wireless keyboard is almost perfect. It works great, but it has some

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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