MindShift Gear rotation180° Panorama – Review

On June 1, 2015, in Bag, Camera, Review, by Steve Hammond

MindShift Gear rotation180° Panorama 
Price: $199.99
Company: MindShift Gear

MindShift Gear is the branch of Think Tank Photo that specializes in outdoor gear for photographers. In this review I will look at the rotation180° Panorama camera backpack.

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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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Custom SLR AirStrap – Review

On May 27, 2015, in Camcorder, Camera, Photography, Review, by Steve Hammond

Custom SLR AirStrap
Price: $19.95
Company: Custom SLR

Custom SLR released a new camera accessory last year named the Air Strap. It is a totally different iteration from their Glide One Strap I reviewed a few years ago.

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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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MyMac Podcast 528: Apple’s Cash Machine

On October 29, 2014, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Guy’s still in Florida? No probe for Gaz as he gets Karl Madden from the Mac & Forth Podcast to join him. They talk about Apple’s fiscal year and their seemingly unstoppable cash generating machine

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Gaz’s Tip: ctrl + eject brings up a submenu to put the Mac to sleep
ctrl + shift + eject instantly puts the Mac to sleep
cmd + Option (alt) + power instantly also instantly puts the Mac to sleep (for MacBooks)
Now to add a message to the lock screen you can
Right if you go to the Security & Privacy preference pane, then under the General tab, you then tick the checkbox Show a message when the screen is locked and add your message. I don’t think the message shouldn’t be longer than about 200 so make your message short and sweet.
Guy’s App Pick: Who cares he’s not here.
Gaz’s Pick: Can’t help myself Yosemite
Karl’s Pick: City Planner from Karl for the IOS
Karl’s Pick Tip Pick: Camera+ Via the IOS App Store.
People’s Pick: From MacTopics over Twitter both for the Mac and IOS devices
£23.99 UK €29.99 Euro $42.99AUD & $33.99 For the Mac Version
IOS £6.99 UK €8.99 Euro $12.99AUD & $9.99 For the IOS Version

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Custom SLR Camera Hand Strap – Review

On October 28, 2014, in Photography, Review, by Steve Hammond

Custom SLR Camera Hand Strap
Price: $14.95
Company: Custom SLR

I always use a hand strap on my DSLR camera. Up until now, I never found any hand strap for DSLR that was totally satisfying. I used to buy some from eBay that were uncomfortable and made of cheap material. That’s going to change today with the Custom SLR Camera Hand Strap.Screen_Shot_2014-02-18_at_12.22.58_AM_grande

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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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Custom SLR photography accessories – Review

On November 4, 2013, in Features, Photography, Review, by Steve Hammond

Glide One Strap System with Black C-Loop
Price: $64.95

M-Plate Pro + Hand Strap Attachment
Price: $74.95

ProDot Shutter Button Upgrade
Price: $7.95

Company: Custom SLR

Custom SLR

I recently had the chance to use a few items from Custom SLR for photographers. This review is a compilation of my findings. One thing I want to mention up front: Custom SLR is very proud of their logo and it appears everywhere on their accessories in subtle ways. That is a very nice touch, even if it does not add functionality to the accessories themselves.

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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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Timbuk2 – Espionage Camera Backpack
Price: $199.00
Company: Timbuk2

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I have many DSLR bags, and a few laptop bags, but when I need to leave my house with my computer and my camera, I need to have two bags with me all the time. This is where a bag such as the Timbuk2 Espionage Camera Backpack can be used to simplify your life.

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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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KitCam – Review

On April 4, 2013, in Camera, iOS, iPhone, Review, by Peter Bird

KitCam
Company: Ghostbird Software
Version: 1.4
Compatible with: iPhone (3GS, 4, 4S, 5), iPod Touch 3rd generation, 4th generation, and 5th generation
Requires: iOS 5.1 or later
Price: $1.99

 

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About Peter Bird

Peter is a writer/reviewer for MyMac.com. He has been using Apple products since 2007, he regularly uses Apple equipment such as the Macbook Pro, iPhone, iPad and iPad mini. He enjoys reading books, listening to music, watching films, cold weather, podcasts, Astronomy, writing, taking photos, and making videos.

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AquaVu Camera
Company: AquaVu

Most of my friends and family can tell you that fishing is one of my favorite pastimes. I try to spend as much time on the water as possible, which unfortunately is not often enough. I happen to live in upstate New York, which offers anglers a tremendous number of waters filled with fish that more often than not are perfectly willing to bite. There are times, though, that even the best of fishermen are at a loss to put a fish in the boat. What’s a person to do? Umm — in a nutshell, I cheat. Or at least it seems like cheating.

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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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Steve Abernathy of SquareTrade joins us to take the fear out of Halloween iPhone Busting. John Nemo goes back to school, with more technology than most of us old timers had when we were in college. And Suzé Gilbert talks about the state of iPhonography with the iPhone 4S.

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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 20 years of experience working with OS X, Windows, and a variety of flavors of Unix and Linux. Scott is host of the Pocket Sized Podcast, a short pocketable podcast about Apple's iOS devices, such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and the Apple TV. You can find it at PocketSizedPodcast.com. Scott can be reached on Twitter at @scottaw or on his podcast Twitter account at @pocketpodcast.

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Top Camera iPhone App
Review

On July 22, 2011, in iPhone, Review, by Donny Yankellow

Top Camera
Company: Lucky Clan
Price: $.99 for a limited time
Top Camera

When I heard Lucky Clan was releasing a camera app for the iPhone I knew it had to be good. After all, this is the same developer that released the fantastic ArtStudio for the iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad. I also knew, based on ArtStudio, that this is an app that will be constantly updated with new features as time went on and well worth the money. In fact less than three weeks after the initial release and update has happened with more features added. Was I right about it being a great app? Read on.

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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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Jason Kube is our WINNER in the LogMeIn Ignition iOS app giveaway!! Congratulations Jason!! John Nemo talks to special guest Jackie Richards about upcoming book and Adobe Design. Suzé reviews Camera + for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. And finally, John Nemo returns with more reviews, this time of Just Mobile Xtand and Joby GorillaPod Original. Scott babbles slightly, but does everyone a favor by primarily letting everyone else do the talking.

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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 20 years of experience working with OS X, Windows, and a variety of flavors of Unix and Linux. Scott is host of the Pocket Sized Podcast, a short pocketable podcast about Apple's iOS devices, such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and the Apple TV. You can find it at PocketSizedPodcast.com. Scott can be reached on Twitter at @scottaw or on his podcast Twitter account at @pocketpodcast.

Review – You Gotta See This!

On July 24, 2010, in Apps, Camera, iPhone, Review, by Owen Rubin

Review: You Gotta See This
Company: Boinx Software
Price: $1.99

You Gotta See This. That is not only the name of the product, but what I said to others when I saw this. If you have an iPhone 4 (it does not run on anything but the iPhone 4), for only $1.99 you can get one of the coolest photo products I have seen in a long time, especially on a cell phone.

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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 is currently the CTO of Edison Labs, a startup focusing on helping commercial clients write and develop mobile apps, especially for the iPhone, iPod, and iPad.

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Professional UDMA CF Card & UDMA Card Reader
Company: Lexar

Price: $169.99, $42.99
UDMA CF Card Product Page
UDMA Card Reader Product Page

Unlike man, not all CF (Compact Flash) cards and card readers are created equal. Indeed, this is a big deal if you make your living peering through a viewfinder. Lexar prides itself in manufacturing professional level memory products. Read on and discover if the products live up to the hype.

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UDMA: The Ultra Direct Memory Access (UMDA) protocol allows compliant devices to capture images faster and more efficiently manage that content later in the digital imaging workflow. If time is money, then improving one’s overall workflow efficiency is like money in the bank.

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