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[1 May 2014 | No Comment | 2,005 views]

Yes, Apple rolled updated 2014 MacBook Air models yesterday and, geeks being geeks, there are already benchmarks that show a modest performance bump. However, when you reckon performance against price, the percentage change roughly doubles in the customer’s favor.
Geekbench scores …

iPad, Reviews, how to »

[30 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 2,867 views]

There are many, many shell, folio and keyboard cases for the iPad. However, when it comes to gettin’ shtuff done, the top choice of many reviewers and users alike is the ClamCase Pro.
With Bluetooth keyboard convenience inside a buyer’s choice …

iOS, Reviews, how to »

[28 Feb 2014 | One Comment | 4,616 views]

Because it patches the “go to fail” SSL certificate security vulnerability, Apple’s iOS 7.0.6 is an absolute necessity. That said, some iPhone users, not many, have noticed a battery issue that makes their Apple smartphones hot and powerless.
So, if you …

iPad, iPhone, iPod, Reviews, how to »

[12 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 3,875 views]

Got $20 and want a nice, serviceable pair or Bluetooth Earbuds? ECSEM Bluetooth Earbuds w/ Mic have you covered with a product that hits the right notes — sizable to any ear, good quality audio, soft fit ear clips, tactile …

Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[7 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 2,448 views]

Change begins with dissatisfaction and, when it comes making people unhappy, cable companies are at the top of the list, right next to airlines and phone companies. So, you’re motivated and here’s how turn that into savings. Cut your cable …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[5 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 2,756 views]

Yes, of course, you can display and type English, German, French, Japanese, Italian, Arabic and Chinese plus a score more “common” languages on your Mac. Believe it or not, you can also display and type Klingon, the language of a …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[4 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 3,213 views]

Wanna tip? Don’t pet a burning dog. Wanna Mac tip? Here is a two-fer for ya! A pair of quick and easy ways to convert a Numbers table into HTML, both are free and did I mention easy?
Once upon a …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[28 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 1,460 views]

On paper, the gigabit wifi (aka 802.11ac) standard looks great — up to 1300 Mbps of screaming fast wireless. The reality, however, is somewhat less than the advertised. That said, though many products claim 802.11ac speeds, most deliver only a …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[15 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 3,050 views]

If you can located the file you want to print in the Finder (i.e. on the Desktop, in a folder or wherever) chances are you can print it right now. And, it is just one this Mac keyboard shortcut away …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[13 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 4,487 views]

Are you an innie or an outie? Then again, there is no need to choose. Here is a one-hand (three-finger) Mac keyboard shortcut to quickly toggle between show Dock and automatically hide the Dock.
Since getting an iMac with a 16:9 …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[13 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 1,655 views]

Apple previewed the Late 2013 Mac Pro for developers in June, introduced it to the public in October and then delivered it to users on December 30, but the surprises just keep coming and nearly all to the good. This …

Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[11 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 1,352 views]

If you’re gonna be a cord cutter, Netflix, Red Box Instant, Hulu, iTunes, Amazon Instant, etc only get you so far — very little news and no live sports. To maximize the cord cutting experience, a great antenna is what …

Apple luv, Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[7 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 2,184 views]

Once upon a time, back in the early noughties, operating system and app skinning were all the rage on both Windows and Mac. Remember Apple’s Brushed Metal user interface? Brush Metal is one of the dozens of Mac themes available …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[6 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 5,473 views]

It is an interesting and relatively clean intellectual exercise, doing a 2013 iMac vs Mac Pro comparison. Specifically, Rob Art Morgan of Bare Feats fame put Apple’s most-expensive ($3,049) all-in-one up against the company’s cheapest pro desktop ($4,398), configuring them …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Reviews, how to, Software »

[5 Jan 2014 | 2 Comments | 3,628 views]

Steve Jobs introduced Front Row (video below) on October 12, 2005. However, with the release of OS X Lion in July 2011, Front Row was dead. Although Apple won’t bring it back, Finess Software has created nessMediaCenter, which is a …