The Macintosh iLife


Just like the swallows returning to Capistrano, Jim Heid produces another fine instructional book each time Apple revises its iLife suite. And yet again, he succeeds in assembling what I think is the best instructional book on iLife for the average Mac user. Heid has developed a proven formula, and it works once again with The Macintosh iLife ’09.

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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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