Insanely Great Products’ The Norm
Review

On December 13, 2012, in Features, Review, by Peter Nikolaidis

The Norm
Insanely Great Products
Price: $35.00 US

I was recently sent a a demo unit of The Norm from Insanely Great Products.

The Norm is a simple vent-mount iPhone 4 holder. It uses a standard binder clip to clamp on to the vent, and is shaped to perfectly hold an iPhone 4 (or 4S).

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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 GCFE, GCFW, GSNA, and NSFW. 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 the Pocket Sized Podcast with Scott Willsey. Sometimes he can be found sharing useful, amusing, or annoying tidbits on Twitter.

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What will we see in iOS 6?

On April 5, 2012, in Apps, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Opinion, by Darrin Waggoner

With iOS 5.1 out now and WWDC coming up, most likely in June, we should start getting a picture of what will be coming in iOS 6.

Here are some of the features I would like to see:

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About Darrin Waggoner

Darrin is a long time Apple user, dating back to 1979 when his father purchased an Apple ][+ to help run his printing pre-press business. In 1984 the business purchased their first of many Macs, an original 128k model. Darrin has been a software developer for over 20 years and is currently a Software Development Manager at his day job. But he is still involved in the family business, Fleet Graphics in Dayton, Ohio (www.fleetgraphicsinc.com), which is now focused on wide-format and digital printing. He is also a registered iOS developer and has an app he created for Fleet Graphics published in the iTunes App Store.

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Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Peachpit Learning Series
Author: Robin Williams with John Tollett
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN-13: 978-0-321-77701-0, 480 pages
Price: Paperback US$31.99, Book + eBook Bundle US$43.19, eBook Only US$25.59

Robin Williams, author of The Little Mac Book, Lion Edition has teamed up with husband and fellow author John Tollett to release the Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Peachpit Learning Series book.

The book is delivered through 24 easy to follow lessons and is aimed towards new to medium level users. Experienced users will also find a good level of content and clarity on various topics.

Throughout the book readers will be presented with stunning visual examples to assist with understanding the Lion operating system.

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About Mark Greentree

Mark Greentree is the principle blogger and podcast creator of www.everydaymacsupport.com. His aim is to inform users at all levels of experience how to get the most out of the Apple hardware and associated software. He is also the lead host on Not Another Mac Podcast, an Apple based round table discussion with Mac users and experts from all over world.

The Mac OS X 10.7 Lion PocketGuide
Review

On September 27, 2011, in Book Review, Mac OS X, Review, by Mark Greentree

The Mac OS X 10.7 Lion PocketGuide
Author: Jeff Carlson
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN-13: 978-0-321-77661-7, 240 pages
Price: Paperback US$11.99, Book + eBook Bundle US$16.19, eBook only US$9.59

If you’re after a quick pocket guide book that offers more detail than other competing books, I suggest you pick up The Mac OS X 10.7 Lion PocketGuide book.

The author, Jeff Carlson, takes readers through Lion in a way that anyone at any level can adapt to. Within the easy to follow guides in each chapter, readers will find a treasure trove of addition hints and tips to help you perfect your user experience.

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About Mark Greentree

Mark Greentree is the principle blogger and podcast creator of www.everydaymacsupport.com. His aim is to inform users at all levels of experience how to get the most out of the Apple hardware and associated software. He is also the lead host on Not Another Mac Podcast, an Apple based round table discussion with Mac users and experts from all over world.

Dashboard is a metaphor for what’s right and wrong at Apple.

First, let me say Dashboard is cool, it’s sexy, it’s got neat transitions, and it is the number one selling feature of Tiger. I will use it, others will use it and I could never imagine something this cool coming out for Windows or one of the other UNIX, at least not first. Now that Apple has it, they’ll rip off the idea, poorly. So this isn’t a “Bash Apple/Dashboard” article. However all those positives doesn’t change what’s on the other side of this coin.

Second, let me say Dashboard is crappy User Interface design, especially compared to what it could have been. The old Apple (before NeXT) would have been embarrassed to ever release anything this narrow in scope, and totally missing the bigger point. It is what happens when Sales/Marketing designs UI’s and won’t listen to the engineers.

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