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Blumoo Universal Remote and 150’ Bluetooth Audio Streaming Hub – Review

Blumoo Universal Remote and 150’ Bluetooth Audio Streaming Hub Flyover Innovation’s Blumoo Price: $129.00 list $79.00 Amazon  Blumoo is a universal remote and Bluetooth hub

About Vicki Stokes

Vicki is a IT professional working in the Silicon Valley. Listen to her podcast, 3 Geeky Ladies, co-hosted with Suzé Gilbert and Elisa Pacelli.

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Otterbox Symmetry Folio Series for iPad Mini 4 – Review

 Symmetry Series Folio for iPad Mini 4 Company: OtterBox Price: $59.95 I recently had the opportunity to evaluate and review the Symmetry Series Folio

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 CISSP, GCFE, GCIH, GPPA, GSNA, and is quite NSFW, JKLOL. 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 a Podcast. He can be found sharing useful, amusing, or annoying tidbits on various social media platforms.

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Star Wars “The Force Awakens” – A Retrospective Review

The following long essay was written in response to recent TechFan episodes in which the new Star Wars film was discussed. Hey Tim &

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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Kanex Mini Bluetooth Keyboard with Stand Cover – Review

Mini Bluetooth Keyboard Company: Kanex Price: $40 I recently had the opportunity to review the Kanex Mini Bluetooth Keyboard with Stand Cover, and I

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 CISSP, GCFE, GCIH, GPPA, GSNA, and is quite NSFW, JKLOL. 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 a Podcast. He can be found sharing useful, amusing, or annoying tidbits on various social media platforms.

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Adventures of Poco Eco: Lost Sounds for iOS – Review

Adventures of Poco Eco: Lost Sounds for iOS Company: Possible Price: $2.99 USD Once upon a time, games in iOS were deeply criticized for being

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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Newertech NuPower Mac Laptop Batteries – Review

Newertech NuPower Mac Laptop Batteries Company: Newertech Prices vary by model from approximately $90 – $130 I chose to review the white non unibody 13”

About Simon Parnell

I am British, and now the "wrong" side of 50 years old, I am married and have 3 children. I started working in a design studio in the early 80's back in the days of Cow Gum, Rotring Pens and Scalpels. I moved on to using Macs in about 1989 (way back when 40MB Hard Drives were BIG and 8MB RAM was a top end spec, System 6.0.3 was the cutting edge and the IIcx I worked on set me back about £5000... eek!). Since then I have worked on pretty much every generation of Macintosh and every Mac OS Apple have released. I have done design and pre-press work with a wide variety of "DTP" applications old, new, well known and obscure. I have a fascination with finding cheaper alternatives to the "big guns" so DTP can be accessible to everybody! For the last 15 years I have worked in a small print works close to my home doing design and pre-press work.

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Learn Japanese with Tako for iOS – Review

Learn Japanese with Tako for iOS Company: Grogshot Games Price: $2.99 USD A couple of years ago, I recommended some great iOS apps for learning Japanese on

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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Audio Hijack – User Report Review

Audio Hijack 3 Rogueamoeba.com Price: $25 (upgrade) $49 (full version)   Audio Hijack in its most basic sense is a way to capture audio

About Mark Chappell

Mark’s a guy who lives in a shack by the sea in far western England, binge watching Netflix series in between reviewing tech and Mac related goodies. The switch to Macintosh was easy when using dreaded WinVista and adding a printer proved nigh on impossible. That tipped him over the edge and since getting a Mac he’s never looked back, including the Hackintosh years. Wanna be guitar player, intermittent podcaster, and a Taylor Swift fan.

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Secūr SP-2000 Digital Solar Radio and LED Flashlight — Review

Secūr SP-2000 Digital Solar Radio & LED Flashlight  Company: Secūr Price: $50 USD I am currently the advisor of the Environmental Club at the

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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Capture One Pro 9 – Review

  Capture One Pro 9 Phase One USA http://www.phaseone.com $299; $15 per month subscription; $99 upgrade from versions 7, 8 Earlier this year MyMac

About Mark Sealey

Mark Sealey is a British expatriate working and living in Southern California with his artist/writer wife, Roberta Lannes-Sealey, whom he met in 1996, when the web, she and he were much younger. Mark's interest in computers began in the the early ‘80s when his father suggested that, If we don’t understand how to control them, they’ll creep up behind us and make life unbearable. Have they? Using the venerable Acorn system until his move to the US, Mark wrote extensively about the BBC and RISC machines. He concentrated chiefly on education, music and productivity/system software; at the time Micronet and Prestel led the way for wide area networking… he published over 2,000 articles for these outlets. After graduating with a humanities degree, Mark was a teacher for 20 years until 1994 - first in Italy then the UK. Becaming increasingly attracted to the world of information technology as a major contributor to children’s learning and development, he eventually moved to editing the UK’s chief journals in the educational computing. He has always enjoyed freelance reviewing, consulting, editing and writing. When he moved to the US, he was fortunate enough to find full time employment at a major arts non-profit as a software engineer; though it’s doubtful if there’s a single skill which he was originally hired to use that’s still in daily use. Mark is also a composer of chamber and orchestral music, music critic, a published poet, photographer and environmentalist with an enthusiasm for fitness, vegan nutrition and long distance running. He is now convinced that only humans’ humility can save our planet.

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UpStanding Desk – Review

UpStanding Desk Company: UpStanding Desk Price: $199.99 and $249.99 USD To Sit or not to sit… To Stand or not to stand… That is

About Russ Walkowich

Russ Walkowich is the longest contributing member of MyMac, starting back in 1995. He has served as writer, author, editor, and spiritual guide to a tribe of MyMac Founders in all that time.

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Kensington Orbit Wireless Mobile Trackball – Review

Orbit Wireless Mobile Trackball Kensington Price: $60 USA Trackballs are not just devices for gamers. They can also provide a viable alternative way to

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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Sibelius 8 – Review

  Sibelius 8 Perpetual license: $599 Annual subscription (new users): $239 Upgrade from all previous versions (1 to 7.5) of Sibelius, including one year’s

About Mark Sealey

Mark Sealey is a British expatriate working and living in Southern California with his artist/writer wife, Roberta Lannes-Sealey, whom he met in 1996, when the web, she and he were much younger. Mark's interest in computers began in the the early ‘80s when his father suggested that, If we don’t understand how to control them, they’ll creep up behind us and make life unbearable. Have they? Using the venerable Acorn system until his move to the US, Mark wrote extensively about the BBC and RISC machines. He concentrated chiefly on education, music and productivity/system software; at the time Micronet and Prestel led the way for wide area networking… he published over 2,000 articles for these outlets. After graduating with a humanities degree, Mark was a teacher for 20 years until 1994 - first in Italy then the UK. Becaming increasingly attracted to the world of information technology as a major contributor to children’s learning and development, he eventually moved to editing the UK’s chief journals in the educational computing. He has always enjoyed freelance reviewing, consulting, editing and writing. When he moved to the US, he was fortunate enough to find full time employment at a major arts non-profit as a software engineer; though it’s doubtful if there’s a single skill which he was originally hired to use that’s still in daily use. Mark is also a composer of chamber and orchestral music, music critic, a published poet, photographer and environmentalist with an enthusiasm for fitness, vegan nutrition and long distance running. He is now convinced that only humans’ humility can save our planet.

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Parallels Desktop 10 – Review

Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Parallels Inc. $79.99/Upgrade $49.99   Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac is hardware virtualization software for Macintosh computers with Intel processors.

About Vicki Stokes

Vicki is a IT professional working in the Silicon Valley. Listen to her podcast, 3 Geeky Ladies, co-hosted with Suzé Gilbert and Elisa Pacelli.

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