Fantastical for Mac and iPhone – Review

On February 21, 2013, in iOS, Macintosh, Review, by Elisa Pacelli

Fantastical for Mac
Company: Flexibits
Mac requirements: 10.6.6 or later
Version: 1.3.6
Price: $19.99
Mac App Store link

Fantastical for iPhone
Company: Flexibits
Works with: iPhone 3GS and above, iPod touch 3rd generation and above, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Version: 1.0.4
Price: $4.99
iTunes link

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I don’t use the built-in calendar apps on my MacBook or iDevices very much. I still love my paper calendar hanging in the kitchen. There was nothing compelling about the calendar apps that made me want to use them. Since I started using Fantastical I’ve had a change of heart.

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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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iPhone 3GS Portable Genius – Book Review

On January 28, 2010, in Book Review, by Mike Breed

iPhone 3GS Portable Genius
By Paul McFedries

Wiley Publishers
http://www.wiley.com/
$25.00
ISBN: 978-0-470-52422-0

Most iPhone users take it for granted that they know how to use most of their phone’s features. An iPhone is a thing of beauty, a device so well designed that most of us can figure out how to utilize its basic functions in short order. Apple surely realizes this – the iPhone ships with a manual, doesn’t it?

Once the novelty of an iPhone begins to wear off, many owners begin to probe some of their “Jesus Phone’s” lesser known functionalities. Once you begin to dig under the surface, you realize that the iPhone does A LOT of things. Yes, there’s an app for that, but the iPhone already does so much! How then, do we take advantage of all of these features on a more regular basis?

iPhone 3GS Portable Genius is an easy-to-read, full-color guide to all of the features your iPhone 3G or 3GS has to offer, right out of the box. Its pages are full of tips that provide something for everyone, whether it’s about configuring your iPhone or trying to maximize iTune’s potential when syncing it up.

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About Mike Breed

Writing for MyMac.com since August of 2009, Mike Breed is an Earth Science and Biology teacher at Chenango Valley High School in Binghamton, New York. He is currently acting as the Science Department Chairman in his school district as well. Mike has received numerous grants to incorporate Apple products into the laboratories and activities of his students, with the hopes of adding a new element of learning to the teaching of science in a demanding learning environment. A lifelong resident of Cortland, New York, Mike enjoys spending time with his family when not busy with his duties at school. An avid fan of the Macintosh platform, Mike also spends a great deal of time reading and working from his iPad and iPhone, where he is reading his way through the entire chronology of Star Wars novels. Mike is also passionate about fishing and enjoys spending time each weekend fishing with his father on the waters of central New York State’s Finger Lakes.

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