All sorts of tech related problems that have nothing to do with Apple, but are funny so we talked about them. This show is about doing stuff without the normal hardware or software you may think of to do that stuff. Got it?
Reaper $60 for individual license
Photoshop Elements from $79
Graphic Converter $40
Art Text from $19.95
Roku from $59
VideoLAN’s VLMC free
Adobe’s Premiere Elements $99
Guy’s App Pick: Want a quick fun distraction? Check out Doodle Bowling free
Gaz’s App Pick: Camtasia For Mac. Screen recording and video editing.
People’s Pick: From Mark Sheppard. Mark and Friends Wallpapers , for computer and devices. Browse, Download, Enjoy! 400+ pics and growing!
D3 DAC-plus-Headphone-Amp – guest review by Dale Thorn
Sources and gear: Dell PC with Win7-64 and Foobar2000; MacBook Pro Retina with OSX v10.8.5 and iTunes; Shure SRH-1540, B&W P7, and B&O H6 headphones; various music tracks in 96k/24-bit WAV format.
When the Audioengine D3 DAC arrived, I ran it for a few hours just to keep it honest, although I didn’t expect a significant change with a burn-in period. When I finally got around to listening later that evening, I thought the sound was as good as anything I’ve ever heard. In fact, having spent a great deal of time with the HRT Microstreamer and v-moda Verza recently, the first thing that I became aware of was an impression of analog-like sound.
New TVs, automobile accidents, HUGE watches that control scoreboards, and iCloud solutions make up quite a bit of this week’s show. The GMen also talk about what’s Cooking (oh so clever seque) over at Apple. Of course a lot of your comments as well along with a lot of Guy and Gaz nonsense. So buckle up, sit back, and enjoy the ride!
Kensington SafeGrip Rugged Case and Stand
The Kensington SafeGrip case is designed for the smallest Apple tablet, the iPad mini, and the smallest Apple users, K-6 kids. The design also works well for adults who appreciate style, security, and versatile portability in their iPad mini cases. The SafeGrip design is focused on safety and ease of use for both audiences.
Mac App Store price: $59.99
Adobe has chosen to charge for Photoshop use of its professional Creative Cloud software on a subscription basis. This monthly fee is beyond the reach of many small businesses, semi-pro photographers, and home users. As a result, a flock of new photo editing applications are rapidly being released. The quality and features of these new downloadable competitors range from inexpensive one-trick ponies to comprehensive full-featured editors.
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Mac
Price: $99.99 USD
Upgrade price: $79.00 USD
I have a tendency to take a lot of photographs, be it with my iPhone or with my digital camera. There are times when I go to review the pictures I’ve taken and for whatever reason; user error, lighting or equipment used, that the pictures just don’t seem to really depict what I actually saw and thought I was taking a picture of at the time. For those times, I make use of Photoshop Elements for Mac.
5200mAh Portable Battery Charger
Price : $89.99
Up for review is the Macally 5200 mAh rechargeable battery. The 5200 mAh rechargeable battery offers two different built in cables to allow a variety of phones to take advantage of the mammoth of a battery. The cables that are offered are the new Apple Lighting connector and also a standard micro USB cord. Both the Lighting connector and micro USB cable offer 2.1V of power, so it allows you to not only charge your phone faster than a regular USB to computer type deal, but you can also charge devices like Android tablets or the Apple iPad.
Apotop SmartSuit Slim SD Card Drive for Apple Macbook Air/Pro, 3 Color Set
Looking for more disk space on your MacBook but you’re on a budget? If you have a MacBook Air or Pro with a SD card slot, you can inexpensively expand your disk space up to 64GB.
It was a tough decision.
Do I buy a MacBook Pro during Apple’s Back to School promotion and get my son’s education discount plus a $100 iTunes card? Or do I wait for the new MacBook Pro to be released later in the fall?
I researched, I asked my fellow writers on MyMac.com, I reached out to the 3 Geeky Ladies Google+ Community (please, join us, by the way!) The consensus was to wait.
So I waited.
Finally, on October 22, 2013, the new MacBook Pros were announced. And I was disappointed.
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Today the long-awaited iLoud from IK Multimedia has its official release. iLoud is a top of the line battery–powered portable wireless Bluetooth speaker for serious musicians and similar demanding listeners.
Cyclops case for iPhone 5/5s
Manufacturer: Trident Case
MSRP: $39.95 (Online price: $20.30)
Trident Cyclops case
Trident makes some very strong, protective cases. Their Cyclops case for the iPhone 5/5s certainly qualifies as one of the most protective.
Remember Tim Allen, the tool guy in the Home Improvement TV show? He’d love this case. It’s not meant to be especially pretty; it’s meant to be rugged and manly.
WaveJamr v5 Bluetooth Audio Receiver
It’s always refreshing when an audio device works as advertised right out of the box. WaveJamr v5 Bluetooth Audio Receiver enables the user to wirelessly connect any Bluetooth enabled device to almost any speaker dock, docking alarm clock, plus home or car audio system.
Tim and David discuss Daylight savings time, Halloween in the U.K, Home Alarm and Remote idea, bad customer service, keeping in touch with customers through new technologies, unsubscribing from email lists, Mavericks, feedback, keyboards, and much more.
$75 to $100 online pricing
I have a confession to start this review. I have weird, tiny ears. I am definitely the edge case for any earphones regarding fit, so anything moving forward should be taken with a grain of salt. In this context, the Sennheiser MM70s were some of the best fitting earphones I have tried.