JBL Flip – Review

On May 1, 2013, in Review, by Asher Weisberger

JBL Flip-Review
Company: JBL
Price: $99.95

JBL has been trying to get into the market of portable wireless speakers with several different types of products. These products include ones like the Micro Wireless and the Flip Wireless Speaker. The JBL Flip gets its name from its unique design to either be set horizontally or vertically in a small package while packing enormous, clear sound.

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WWDC 2012 Keynote Recap

On June 20, 2012, in Features, by Darrin Waggoner

Apple kicked off last week’s annual developer conference with the company’s customary keynote address. Here is my take on the WWDC presentation’s content.

MacBook
I think the majority of the Apple rumor crowd was caught off guard by the MacBook announcements. The consensus seemed to be that all MacBooks from the Air up to the 15″ MacBook Pro would be receiving Retina Displays.

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Speck SeeThru Case
Review

On February 17, 2011, in Cases, Macbook, Macbook Pro, Review, by Max Swisher
Speck SeeThru Case
Company: Speck Products
Price: $49.95


We have cases for our phones, iPods, and tablets. But your laptop shouldn’t go unprotected either!
The Speck SeeThru Case is one of the only hard cases for Macs that doesn’t limit the range of motion of your lid. Many other different cases will limit the range and not allow you to open the lid of your computer fully, but not this one. The Speck SeeThru Case is a hard plastic that is totally see thru. This is really cool because you can hardly tell that the case is on the computer, but you still have your computer totally protected.
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Listener Invite John Blagden
MyMac Podcast 320

On November 17, 2010, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast


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A long and winding show across the universe of Mac Topics. John Blagden joins the G-Men and gives us quite a lesson on what Mac Pros want from their hardware, ESPECIALLY the now-canceled XServe. Gaz seeks and finds some help for his MacBook and Guy has grown to hate his current iMac for NOT running GarageBand properly. The Beatles are now on iTunes and after all this time, how big a deal is it really?

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Nemo Memo – Syncing’s not always a cinch

On October 20, 2010, in Apple, Features, iPhone, Macbook, Nemo Memo, by John Nemerovski


Guest report from occasional contributor Susan

A month or so ago, I noticed that my iPhone 3G was not updating when I made changes to either my Address Book or iCal on my one year old MacBook, so I made an appointment at my local Tucson Apple Store. Things have changed at the perpetually busy Genius Bar; iPhone techs now meet their clients at the front of the store, which is always very crowded with customers. These days, there are often more people in the Apple Store than in the rest of the stores combined in the upscale shopping plaza where Apple is located. Sad for those others, but I wish Apple would move into larger premises.

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Bookendz Docking Station for 13” MacBook
Review

On January 9, 2008, in Macintosh, Review, by David Cohen

Bookendz Docking Station for 13” MacBook
BookEndz Limited

Price: $159
http://www.bookendzdocks.com

Back on Podcast 153, Tim and Owen reminisced about the Apple PowerBook Duo line of computers. These machines were available from 1994-1996, and were very small laptop computers without the usual collection of ports and built-in drives. They could be placed in a separately available DuoDock, that added all the missing ports and devices, as well as a larger hard drive, and of course a fixed power supply and a proper monitor. As such, the concept was a full desktop Mac that allowed the most important parts to be removed and used as a laptop.

Wind forward twelve years, and technological development has certainly caught up with the concept! Today’s portable Macs are as fully featured and functional as any desktop machine – in fact, parts of the Mac desktop line-up have embraced the design and implementation of the portable systems – the Mac Mini is a MacBook in a desktop case! Accordingly, many people have a MacBook or a MacBook Pro as their only Mac.

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Sleevz and ScreenSavrz for MacBook and MacBook Pro
Radtech

http://www.radtech.us

Keeping your MacBook or MacBook Pro looking shiny and new isn’t easy. As amazing as Apple’s laptops look when new, the speed with which they get marked and scratched can be equally amazing. Part of the problem is the materials used. The paint finish used on the Titanium-series PowerBooks simply didn’t stick to the underlying metal and plastic, with the inevitable result that paint would scratch or flake away remarkably quickly. Later PowerBooks were better, and the current MacBook Pro series is relatively scratch-resistant, but they can still get marked and dinged if carried about in a rucksack or briefcase. More serious perhaps is damage to the LCD. Again, design is a factor as much as misuse. The sheer thinness of the modern portable computer means that (when closed at least) the gap between the LCD and the keyboard is minimal. Accidental bumps cause the keys to touch the screen, at the least letting grease from your fingers get onto the LCD and at worst actually causing unsightly scratches. Apple is usually reticent about replacing screens that are scratched this way, regardless of whether or not the design of the machine is the cause of the problem, and unfortunately for the owner, removing the scratches is basically impossible short of replacing the screen itself.

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MyMac Podcast 105

On October 27, 2006, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast



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Even though Guy’s G4 keeps locking up during the show, we manage to put another podcast to bed. New MacBook Pro’s, updates to the MacBook, Stolen iPods, upgrading iMacs, Green Peace at London MacExpo, and much more.
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Flaming Laptops
MyMac.com Help Desk #2

On August 29, 2006, in How-To, by Tom Schmidt

Shortly after the PowerBook 5300 shipped in 1995 it was discovered that the installed Lithium Ion battery, then a new technology, carried with it a risk of severe overheating. Apple immediately recalled each and every one, a few of which had reached end users, and replaced the Lithium Ion battery with a Nickel Metal Hydride battery. No Apple computer since then has carried this risk, until now.

Some in the mainstream media have implied that Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops may have the same risks as the recently recalled Dell laptops, since Apple also uses battery components from Sony. The MacBook & MacBook Pro don’t, but last week on Thursday Apple announced the Battery Exchange Program for iBook G4 and PowerBook G4. There are no reported cases of a 12″ iBook G4 or 12″ or 15″ PowerBook G4 catching fire, but if yours was purchased October 2003 or later follow the instructions on the recall web page to determine if your battery may have the problem and need to be exchanged. The 14″ iBook G4 and the 17″ PowerBook G4 are not affected, and not all 12″ iBook G4s and 12″ or 15″ PowerBook G4s are. I own a 15″ PowerBook G4 and the battery in mine is not part of the recall.

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As an Apple baby and a hopeless demi-techie, when I need help setting up a new piece of equipment, I NEED HELP. Most of the time I can read through instructions a couple of hundred times, and with the luminance of a 25 watt bulb I finally get the idea and I can successfully have my stuff working. But every once in a while instructions are either written by illegal aliens from Planet X, or folks who don’t seem to understand that most of us out there who want to take advantage of the new technologies are cluelessly wired in analog. Yeah, yeah, I know. Learn the language and maybe you won’t have so much trouble, buddy. I’m trying, folks. I really am. But I’ve only got so much time and talent to devote to technology. With help from my friends, I’ll get better. 

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MyMac Podcast 90
Trouble in Paradise

On July 13, 2006, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

Trouble in paradise? Seems so, as Chad has problems with his new MacBook, and Tim seemingly does as well with his MacBook Pro. Also this week, a new feature from titled Fenestration by David Cohen, Dashboard Minute with Guy Serle, Speedy Review by Robert Hazelrigg, and NoSnooze by Nemo.

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MyMac Podcast #82
MacBook – Jansport

On May 18, 2006, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

The MacBook takes center stage this week on the podcast. Tim and Chad look over the specs, price, and more. We also announce the winner of the Jansport.com Audio Livewire Backpack. And as Tim guessed, we were stood up in our interview segment this week. Sgt. Perry drops by with his opinion on the new Glossy Screen on the MacBook, as well as Nemo with No Snooze Review and Guy’s Dashboard Minute.

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