BlueAnt V1 Voice Control Bluetooth headset – Review


While I’ve long been a cellphone user, I’ve never taken to using a Bluetooth headset. Each time I see a person with one stuck in an ear, my first reaction is that they have some horrible growth on the side of their head, and why don’t they get it surgically removed. However, the Weeks Division of MyMac Labs recently received an evaluation unit of BlueAnt’s V1 Voice Control headset. I swallowed my fashion concerns, and gave the V1 a try during a four-day business trip.

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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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MacAlly PowerLink 3-In-1 Battery Pack


Have you ever been caught out in the wild with a dead, or nearly dead battery? Did you forget to bring the wall charger, or a cable to connect to your laptop to recharge? Do you need a flash drive to swap an important file with a co-worker? If you answered yes to any of the above, take a look at MacAlly’s PowerLink for iPhone. It’s a small, easy to pack dongle that combines an emergency iPhone battery, a 2 GB flash drive, and a USB passthrough to connect the iPhone to a computer.

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The Book of Wireless, 2nd Edition


According to the back cover, John Ross’ The Book of Wireless, 2nd Edition is targeted at readers who want a broad overview of the whys, wherefores, and hows of wireless networking. If you can stay with it, the later chapters have some useful information, especially on antenna configuration. Ross’s Chapter 12 discussion of Wi Fi security and packet sniffing was quite good; it was useful information.

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Skullcandy FMJ iPhone earbuds and microphone – Review


Skullcandy; now there’s a naming success. Skullcandy’s a little company that markets a wide selection of headphones, earbuds, and accessories. I’ve never had any trouble remembering this firm’s name! Skullcandy’s target audience is the skater/hiphop crowd, but don’t let that (or their too-cool-for-school website design) drive you away, even if you lean more to the fuddy-duddy side of the spectrum.

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PRIMA SELECT Premium Leather iPhone Flip Case – Review

The Weeks Division of MyMac Labs get plenty of iPhone cases to review. Some are better than others. Unfortunately, Prima’s Premium Leather Flip case does not fall into the "better than others" category. While our review case was nicely made of leather, with several slots for credit cards or licenses, Prime seems to have not understood what makes a useful iPhone case.

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Total Leopard Superguide ebook
Review


There may still be some cat lovers (Tiger, Puma, Cheetah, or Panther) among us who still don’t know what Leopard has to offer. If you are one of them, or are just looking for a short, readable collection of whys, wherefores, hints, tips, and tricks about Leopard, Macworld’s Total Leopard Superguide could be the publication you need.

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