Stick It to Your Mac with HD

A number of products have hit the market recently to let you watch TV on your Mac. Two of these, both “USB sticks” recently caught my attention, so I felt it was time for a head to head comparison of two of these; the Pinnacle’s TV for Mac HD Stick, and Equinux’s TubeStick, both very small USB tuners for your Mac that let you watch TV right on your Macintosh.

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Luxe Case for iPhone 3G – Review

ifrogz’s Luxe Case is perfect for the business professional, the athlete or their children. The Luxe is a smooth (hard) plastic case with a metallic finish that has a “velvety soft” feel. Extremely slim, lightweight, and with several color options, the Luxe Case offers an opportunity to find your own individuality. Read Alan’s full review here.

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MyMac Podcast 209 – David Biedny

Download the MP3 here, or subsribe via iTunes at this link.
David Biedny from Mac|Life stops by for a chat about product reviews, and how the web is really changing the game. Sam Levin returns for a Cool Mac Picks returns, and Guy, Tim, and David look at the latest happening on, as well as future changes to the weekly podcast.

This episode is sponsored by Other World Computing. Check them out here!

Links from the show:
David Biedny

Cool Mac Picks
iHome iH70SRC 15 Watt Computer Speakers with iPod Syncing/Charging Dock
Iomega eGo Desktop Hard Drive

Guitar Rock Tour

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Stellar Phoenix Macintosh 3.0 – Review

Frustrating stability issues, excruciatingly slow media scanning and a clunky, dated interface make this a program one tends to swear at, as opposed to swear by. That’s unfortunate, because in the end it does a pretty decent job of data recovery.

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Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro – Review

This past spring I made it a mission of mine to find as many Mac compatible webcams as possible. It hasn’t been easy. They seem to be few and far between. Recently, Logitech released the QuickCam Vision Pro, a Mac only camera, that is one of the best webcams I have tried.

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Audiobyte Computer Speakers w/ Amplifier – Review

One never knows what to expect when a company invites evaluation of the product they produce. I suppose they think that, for the money, their product can’t be beat. Well, guess what? There are lots of products out there which can be beat, easily, especially "for the money." I don’t know why some companies even bother putting out a product at all except for the fact that not everyone knows a good "widget" from a bad one. However, in our estimation, the Axiom Audiobyte Computer Speakers will stand with any home or professional speakers in their class.

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Ten One Design’s Pogo Stylus – Review

Designed for use with the iTouch, the original iPhone and the iPhone 3G, the stylus permits one to quickly respond to a text message, permitting the user to “type” faster, as it were. The soft foam-like tip on the end doesn’t scratch the surface nor does it bring greasy build up. The package also includes a clip that attaches to the iPhone/iTouch allowing you to have the stylus always there and ready to go. Now, on the surface, it seems like a really good idea with the clip, however, if one places their iPhone in a case, the clip is not going to attach to the unit. So, for those of you who remain case-less, and are in need of additional help in texting, the clip and the stylus may be your answer.

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OtterBox Defender for iPhone 3G – Review

There are literally scores of cases for the iPhone 3G out there in the market place. Leather, hard plastic, soft plastic, designed to slip in a pocket or clip on to your belt. They all offer some form of protection for your iPhone 3G. However, if you are really looking to provide some real protection, based upon the environment you use your iPhone in or just the way you interact with your iPhone, then you really do need to check out OtterBox’s Defender series for the iPhone 3G.

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BBEdit 9 – Review

At version 9, BBEdit has more goodies than I thought any text editor could ever contain. Of course, I thought the same thing when I began to use versions 8, 7, 6, 5, and 4. As I mentioned in my BBEdit 8 review, I don’t take advantage of many of BBedit’s programming or HTML features. So, when version 9 was announced, I did not plan to evaluate the many new coding-related features. I wanted to sample the major change to BBEdit 9’s searching powers; a non-modal find window. Read the full review here.

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