iKlip Grip – multi function iPhone/iPod stand – Nemo Memo
iKlip Grip from IK Multimedia
$60

I nominate iKlip Grip from IK Multimedia for Most Innovative and Versatile iPhone/iPod Accessory of 2015. iKlip Grip is four products in one package at a reasonable price: table top tripod, selfie stick, extension handle, and tripod adapter, in order of probable usage. As a bonus, a Bluetooth remote control shutter release is provided.

iKlip Grip tripod

The single best feature of iKlip Grip is its most basic, but not immediately obvious, ability to position your iPhone in front of you in stable vertical/portrait orientation. There are hundreds of stands and cases for horizontal/landscape viewing, but very few to none that work in portrait mode. iKlip Grip does both beautifully.

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About John Nemerovski

John "Nemo" Nemerovski is MyMac's Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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TechFan #204 – Victor Cajiao

On April 3, 2015, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Victor Cajiao joins David and Tim to discuss his new show, Artechulate! With new technologies popping up every day, how do old business models change and adapt? Tim breaks his iPhone and does not have the best experience at an Apple Store. All this, and much more, on this episode of TechFan!

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Founder MyMac.com. Podcast Host of TechFan. Owner Stoplight Network. Father of four, husband to one. Loves reading, podcasting, music, video games, the 1980s, and all things electronic and Apple.

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TechFan #175 – The Boob Tube

On August 22, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Owen Rubin joins Tim Robertson to discuss their favorite television series, SSD’s in Macs, and much more!

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Founder MyMac.com. Podcast Host of TechFan. Owner Stoplight Network. Father of four, husband to one. Loves reading, podcasting, music, video games, the 1980s, and all things electronic and Apple.

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foxL DASH A Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Microphone
Soundmatters
Price in USA: $149 online (new product; shop for competitive pricing)

DASH A

This premium thin, versatile micro-soundbar goes everywhere and does everything. Bluetooth wireless connectivity with Apple and other devices is quick and secure. Music sounds good within DASH A’s midrange-focused sonic spectrum. Hands-free phone, Skype, and FaceTime conversations in close range of the speaker are among the best we’ve tested. Included written instructions are concise and complete.

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John "Nemo" Nemerovski is MyMac's Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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My Saturday Adventure at the Apple Store

On October 13, 2013, in Apple, Macbook Pro, Opinion, by Russ Walkowich

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At the beginning of last November, I purchased a new 13-inch MacBook Pro to replace my aged 2007 MacBook. I had decided to hold off on purchasing AppleCare, saved up, and this week figured that since I was going to be in the Mall where the Apple Store is located on Saturday, thought it would be the right time to make the purchase before the year was up. I wanted to purchase AppleCare with cash rather than a credit card, so when the store opened at 10 am, I was there. As I walked in with everyone else, staff members were at the entrance asking everyone what they were there for. When the guy at the door asked me, I told him I was there to purchase AppleCare for my MacBook Pro. He asked me when had I purchased it and I told him last November, November 4th, to be exact. The guy looks at me and says…

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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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134th’s time the charm – MyMac Podcast #446

On February 25, 2013, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Gaz is REALLY cheesed off at O2 and Guy finally, maybe, just perhaps has Audio Hijack Pro, Skype, GarageBand, and SoundBoard set up so that it will all work correctly without a single problem! Sheyeah right. Big discussion about Google’s Pixel laptop…err..net device…wait…touch screen…oh whatever it is, the GMen talk about it. Also Mrs. Nemo OBVIOUSLY rules the tech roost in their household. Apparently also Microsoft can’t even get people to steal their products. Good thing I guess since that means no one will drive a car through their storefront windows.

Links:
Co-Pilot Live Premium HD from ALK Technologies $19.99
Dia diagram editor by Dia software 

Books and Reading Apps
Three Geeky Ladies #10

On October 2, 2012, in Three Geeky Ladies, by Three Geeky Ladies


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The Ladies talk about various reading apps for books and magazines on the iPad, and compare it to reading on the Kindle and Kindle Fire. Sorry for the sound quality in the second half; the Skype gods attacked Suze´once again.

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Angry Bloggers
MyMac Podcast #421

On September 19, 2012, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast


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Gaz goes to the enemy camp but for a good reason while Guy tries (ye again) to figure out why Skype recording sucks and how to make it better (you can’t apparently). Then they talk about the new things released by Apple (you may have heard something about it) and why some people seem to have a Lightning bug up their neithers.

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Guy’s App Pick: The Box app for iOS free
Gaz’s App Pick: Absolute Player

People’s Pick: From Gary Apter it’s CHIRP!

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Just How Old Do Parrots Get?
MyMac Podcast #420

On September 11, 2012, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast


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It’s Guy’s birthday and he’ll podcast if he wants to, but Skype seems to think it’s a bad idea. Yep another Skype sucks and we hate it kind of show. We still had fun though making fun of Microsoft and wondering just how long has it been since most of the Mac line had been updated. Gaz gives a great tip and to the surprise of no one Guy hadn’t heard of it before. Most be his old age kicking in.

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Widgets on the desktop
Guy’s App Pick: Linein from Rogue Amoeba FREE!
Gaz’s App Pick: Menutab for FaceBook and Social for FaceBook
People’s Pick: Book Creator for the iPad. $4.99 from Red Jumper Studio
Apple’s Pages $19.99 from the Mac App Store

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Sound Bunny
User Report

On March 5, 2012, in Apps, Audio, Features, Macintosh, Review, by Curt Blanchard

Sound Bunny
Developer: Prosoft Engineering
Version reviewed: 1.0
License: $9.95

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About Curt Blanchard

I’m a Mac user from the beginning with a background in graphic design, product design, photography. I’m a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. I spent much of my professional career designing consumer products in ceramics, glass, and metals by working on-site with European and Asian manufacturers. I am currently an officer at Tucson Macintosh Users Group and a reviewer in the Amazon Vine program.

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It’s the Chiroptophobia Show
MyMac Podcast #389

On February 9, 2012, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast


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You’ll have to listen to find out what Chiroptophobia is, but the why they called the show that is still a mystery. Maybe they have a fear of naming things (no that would be Nomatophobia).The big 400th Podcast is coming up and Gaz and Guy can’t WAIT to give you people stuff for being so wonderful about listening to the show! However they seem to be able to make you wait until the 400th podcast actually happens. So far they have three companies willing to pony up some great prizes including BusyCal from BusyMac Software, the Co-Pilot iOS app from ALK Technologies , and MacKeeper 2012 from ZeoBIT Software. Then they go over a big list (but not a conclusive list) of the software they like on their Macs and why.

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iPad 2: The Missing Manual, Third Edition
Book Review

On January 25, 2012, in Book Review, iOS, iPad, iPad 2, by Mark Greentree

iPad 2: The Missing Manual, Third Edition
Author: J.D. Biersdorfer

Publisher: O’Reilly Media
Print ISBN: 978-1-4493-1616-7 | ISBN 10: 1-4493-1616-6
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4493-1676-1 | ISBN 10: 1-4493-1676-X
Price: eBook US$19.99. Print US$24.99

Besides death and taxes, the only other guarantee in life is Apple will never incorporate a printed manual with any release of the iPad.

Experienced users see the benefit of no longer having a manual, while new users to the platform can be left perplexed.

Luckily O’Reilly Media and author J. D. Biersdorfer have collaborated to release iPad 2: The Missing Manual for all those consumers who wish to know more about their iPad 2.

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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.

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iAudition iOS
App Review

On November 16, 2011, in Audio, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Microphone, Review, by Mark Greentree

iAudition
App Developer: Everyday Giants LLC
Version Reviewed: 2.0
License: US$5.99

iAudition allows you to record vocal statements no matter where you are. Voice over artists, podcasters, and journalists alike will rejoice at the simplicity and control this app has to offer.

The first thing you will notice upon launching the app is the large record button placed squarely in the middle of the display. Simply tap and start recording. It is really that quick! 

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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.

Scruffy Florida
TechFan #37

On July 8, 2011, in Podcast, TechFan, by Tim Robertson


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David Cohen is in Botswana, Africa, and his audio quality via Skype is better than usual. Up first, David has a real beef with the Steam service, and Tim is sick of no good gamepads for the Macintosh. Other subjects include NASA, the Space Shuttle program, hacking cell phones and voice messages, News of the World, break-ups via FaceBook, Google Images searches, and a lot more.

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About Tim Robertson

Founder MyMac.com. Podcast Host of TechFan. Owner Stoplight Network. Father of four, husband to one. Loves reading, podcasting, music, video games, the 1980s, and all things electronic and Apple.

Fans of iMacs or iMac Fans?
MyMac Podcast #350

On May 18, 2011, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast


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This is a very anti-establishment show this time around as it seems Microsoft was probably listening last week as we criticized them and as a result, Skype was behaving very badly! They probably won’t be pleased with THIS show either as Guy goes through hell trying to get a product license for his LEGALLY purchased copy of Windows 7. No matter, lots of great stuff with an iChat chat, John Nemo’s Wife loves animals, and one of Gaz’s hard drive enclosures takes a dirt nap. Guy is very angry (SO angry!) with LodSys, the latest patent troll that takes a novel approach at getting money from Apple buy suing iOS developers and frankly we aren’t very pleased with Apple either as doing something as simple as a hard drive swap spins your fans to the max.

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Tillapaugh
TechFan #31

On May 13, 2011, in Pocket Sized Podcast, Podcast, by Tim Robertson


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James Tillapaugh joins Tim and David in a chat about the Google I.O. event, Skype and Microsoft, and much more. Don’t mind the echo!

 

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Founder MyMac.com. Podcast Host of TechFan. Owner Stoplight Network. Father of four, husband to one. Loves reading, podcasting, music, video games, the 1980s, and all things electronic and Apple.

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Dan Wood from Karelia Software comes on with the GMen and they have a great chat about Karelia’s SandVox version 2 which was just released. Dan generously offers a 20% discount for the whole month of May for MyMac Podcast listeners! Just type in “MyMac” in the adjustment section on the payment page. Tim asks for gas at a battery powered car maker. Skype has a Mac-only Malware Exploit AND gets bought by Microsoft. Seems like a match made in heaven. Lastly, we make fun of Steve Balmer…because we can.

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RIP FLIP
TechFan Podcast #27

On April 15, 2011, in Podcast, TechFan, by Tim Robertson


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Tim and David delve into Amazon’s Android App store and disagree, then a short rant on the TSA performing pat downs on children. Also, Cisco has killed off the Flip, and Tim and David spend just a few moments on ideas that no one had at Cisco to rescue the produce, apparently. Finally, Nintendo is rumored to be releasing a new home console system very soon, so the topic turns to the Wii and what Nintendo should have in the next system.

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Founder MyMac.com. Podcast Host of TechFan. Owner Stoplight Network. Father of four, husband to one. Loves reading, podcasting, music, video games, the 1980s, and all things electronic and Apple.

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iPad Recording
Pocket Sized Podcast #4

On January 25, 2011, in Pocket Sized Podcast, by Scott Willsey


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Peter calls in using Skype on his brand new iPad, and we talk about his impressions of the device in this extra long, iPad sized episode. We discuss the merits of batteries that can’t be replaced, and Peter rates our podcast a five star in iTunes. Howard and John Nemo of MyMac have a thought provoking conversation about the New Yorker and other subscription content on iOS devices. And Gaz of the MyMac Podcast is looking for a good time on his iPad.

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Apple iPad
Skype iOS App
Apple’s Diabolical Plan to Screw Your iPhone (article by iFixit)
New Yorker Magazine iPad App
NY Times for iPad
The Economist on iPad
iBooks App
Introduction to NTP

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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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Walmart is right on Target!
MyMac Podcast 315

On October 14, 2010, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast
We get some very nice feedback from Twitter and a Skype call from a Mystery caller about iWeb. Is iLife 11 coming out soon? Amazon’s German site seems to think so. Guy and Gaz spend some time talking about what they’d like to see in the next version just in time for GarageBand to crash. Also, Walmart and Target will soon be selling iPads. Who in Apple thought THAT was a good idea?
If you liked OWCRadio, you’ll love TechFan and you’ll find it in the MyMac iTunes feed. Lastly, use the code MyMac15 to get 15% off ANY software at the Ambrosia Software.

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