Dropzone – A Transporter for Your Mac

Dropzone - A Transporter for Your Mac
I used to watch Star Trek when I was a kid, and one of my favorite things was seeing people transport from one place to another, all with the click of a button. I never figured I’d be able to teleport, but now, it seems like I’ll be able to do just that. Well, maybe Read more…

TuneUp compensates for what iTunes severely lacks

TuneUp compensates for what iTunes severely lacks
UPDATE: TuneUp is offering a 15% discount for AppleGazette readers on their software by simply adding the “GAZETTE” promo code in checkout. This is not a sponsored post. This is my iTunes library with TuneUp installed. In retrospect, it’s something Apple should have taken into account if iTunes were re-invented today. I’ve always held the Read more…

“WHAC-A-MOLE: Whacky Xmas” App Review

“WHAC-A-MOLE:  Whacky Xmas” App Review
As the snow drifts reach five feet standing, the carolers remain horribly out of tune and the line at the post office wraps around the building as if it were a bright green gift box, there are still things about the holiday season meant to cheer people up: “WHAC-A-MOLE!” In the St. Nick of time, Read more…

Find Anything with “bing” the App? An IMPULSIVE Review

Find Anything with “bing” the App?  An IMPULSIVE Review
Just say, “New York City,” and a “Google Maps” look-a-like map with directions will show up on the iPhone screen. The “bing” App is a free organized information provider, from Microsoft, with a fun voice feature. For the Long Island bagel connoisseurs out there simply say, “bagels.” All of the local bagel shops, that are Read more…

Airlock – Security Via Bluetooth

Airlock - Security Via Bluetooth
If you’ve got a laptop – or just a nosy roommate who always wants on your computer – you’re always dealing with security issues. Leaving your computer alone for just a few minutes means that you’re risking having someone else hop on for one reason or another. This was a constant issue at my old Read more…

For When You Have Lots of Disposable Income: Carbon Fiber MacBook Case

For When You Have Lots of Disposable Income: Carbon Fiber MacBook Case
I’m a car guy. Been one since I was little, and I’ve always loved building custom cars and trucks. A few years ago, I wanted all sorts of carbon fiber parts for my car, and even looked into producing my own carbon fiber components, but as would be expected, it was a bit too pricey Read more…

LogMeIn Ignition for the iPhone – Remote Control Your Computer

LogMeIn Ignition for the iPhone - Remote Control Your Computer
A few years back I had this huge deadline that I had to get done before a big trip, and I completed it just in time. As I get to my destination the next day, I get a phone call from my editor. “You got that one pic? I need that. Now.” Of course I Read more…

Everybody Hates Everybody

Everybody Hates Everybody
There is lots and lots of talk about this piece in the New York Times yesterday, and it came up as the topic of conversation between myself and my father. A brief word about dad: He’s a Microsoft-certified programmer who owns his own company and has used Windows products since day 1. That said, he Read more…

Revisiting iHome’s iH15 Colortunes for the Holidays

Revisiting iHome's iH15 Colortunes for the Holidays
I’ve been a fan of iHome’s mid tier speaker systems for iPods ever since they came out. They’ve released a few eccentric classics such as the iPod touch speaker system that tilts alongside the iPod. But today we go back to basics and review a compact and affordable charmer, the iH15 Colortunes iPod dock which Read more…

Ommwriter: Bringing back the creative writing environment

Ommwriter: Bringing back the creative writing environment
Ommwriter is the zen garden of word processing. All word processors of today have the “science” of writing pretty much covered – formatting, spell checking, grammar, it’s all there. Ommwriter focuses all its efforts on the “art” of writing, by providing a deep trance like environment to allow you to concentrate on your work. The Read more…