Orbit Wireless Mobile Trackball
Kensington
Price: $60 USA

Trackballs are not just devices for gamers. They can also provide a viable alternative way to control and select for more traditional computer usage. The Kensington Orbit Wireless Mobile Trackball was reviewed in a non-gaming environment to ascertain if it could become part of the arsenal of a first-time adopter. After years of using mice, would the claimed advantages be compelling enough to overcome the natural resistance to change that comes with an old, familiar way of working?

The Kensington Orbit Wireless Mobile Trackball (just Orbit Mobile from now on) resembles an overgrown mouse with the rolling ball where the scroll-wheel would be on a conventional mouse. The Orbit Mobile fits under a hand in a very natural way, with the middle finger rolling the ball to move the screen cursor, thumb and pinkie operating the left and right click buttons, and the second and fourth fingers operating the touch-sensitive pads that control scrolling. If that sounds complicated, be assured that it isn’t: starting to use the Orbit Mobile does not require you to do anything other than place your hand comfortably on top of it with the weight of your hand supported by your palm and your wrist resting on the desktop.

KensingtonOrbitStore the easily-lost wireless receiver inside the battery compartment.

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About Ian Scott-Parker

After training as a cartographic surveyor and then draughtsman, Ian worked in the haulage and manufacturing sectors before retraining to operate a short-run digital-color print studio. He spent the larger part of the last century of the previous millennium in the UK and the larger part of the present millennium in the USA, but claims to look younger than that makes him sound. Now retired, he lives as an Internet recluse with his wife Beth, whom he met through MyMac, and four unruly rescue dogs, Tika, Sammy, Gracie, and Truffie.

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Apple TV Addict – Pocket Sized Podcast Episode 3

On January 11, 2011, in Podcast, by Scott Willsey

Pocket Sized Podcast has gotten addicted to Apple TV!
Listen to the show here, and subscribe in iTunes!

Hello, my name is Scott, and I’m an addict. An Apple TV addict. In this episode, we talk about the Apple TV,  and cover Netflix and Dragon Dictation apps in the App Folder. Also John Nemerovski of MyMac.com contributes a review of a different kind of Pad.

Links:

Apple TV from Apple

Netflix app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

Dragon Dictation app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

Alupad from Just Mobile

Contact us:

pocketpodcast@gmail.com

http://twitter.com/scottaw

http://twitter.com/nikolaidis

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 35 years of experience computing experience, working with Apple II, Mac OS X, Windows, and a variety of flavors of Unix and Linux, and last but far from least, iOS. Scott can be reached on Twitter at @scottaw and his website is at saw66.com.

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Brazil – Pocket Sized Podcast Episode 2

On December 28, 2010, in Podcast, by Scott Willsey


An all-new MyMac Podcast has launched!
Listen to the show here, and subscribe in iTunes!

Welcome to episode 2 of the Pocket Sized Podcast about iOS devices. Open Source Legend Peter Nikolaidis of the Fresh Ubuntu podcast joins me in this interview episode to talk about his adventures with his iPhone in Brazil.

The format I established in episode 1 with App Folder and Pocket Sized rant will return next episode.

Links:

Peter Nikolaidis on twitter

Nikolaidis.com

Scott on Twitter

Contact us: pocketpodcast@gmail.com or http://twitter.com/scottaw

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 35 years of experience computing experience, working with Apple II, Mac OS X, Windows, and a variety of flavors of Unix and Linux, and last but far from least, iOS. Scott can be reached on Twitter at @scottaw and his website is at saw66.com.

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Photoshop.com Mobile – Review

On October 21, 2009, in Apps, iPhone, iPod Touch, Review, by Sandro Cuccia

Photoshop.com Mobile
Company: Adobe Systems, Inc.

Price: Free.
http://mobile.photoshop.com/iphone/

IS IT PHOTOSHOP FOR THE IPHONE? NOT REALLY, BUT IT IS FREE!

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