Apple Gazette Reviews: Microsoft Office 2011

Apple Gazette Reviews: Microsoft Office 2011
A few years back, I went to the Apple store at my nearby mall and bought a 13-inch white MacBook, and a copy of Microsoft Office 2004. It was my security blanket, helping me make the transition away from the world of Windows, and it cost me a few hundred dollars. When Office 2008 came Read more…

The Gasket iPhone 4 Case

The Gasket iPhone 4 Case
I’m a car guy, and a big fan of all things made of aluminum. Someday, I’ll have the equipment at hand to fabricate my old aluminum products, but until then, I just have to admire those who can do it themselves. That’s why this case appeals to me. This is the Gasket, and it’s made Read more…

Apple Gazette Reviews: iFrogz CS40 Headphones

Apple Gazette Reviews: iFrogz CS40 Headphones
I received a free care package from iFrogz a while back, and in it was this fancy pair of headphones, the iFrogz CS40s. I’m always on the hunt for good headphones, so I gave these a run for a few weeks to see how they worked. The look is pretty cool, and they fit my Read more…

New MacBook Air Gets Gutted

New MacBook Air Gets Gutted
I’m a car guy, and I love putting things together and taking them apart. That’s why I love the crew at iFixit. Every time a new Mac model comes out, they splay it out on the table and do an autopsy so that we all can see the goodies inside. In the case of the Read more…

One Sexy MacBook Pro Case

One Sexy MacBook Pro Case
I like my MacBook Pro bag – well, I do today, anyways – but I’m always looking for new things. I stumbled across this one the other day and I have to say, it’s sexy. I like it a lot. The name of the object in question is the Shoulder MacBook Sleeve, and it’s made Read more…

The Mac App Store – Is This A Good Thing?

The Mac App Store - Is This A Good Thing?
I wasn’t particularly surprised when I heard about the Mac App Store, but my first reaction wasn’t one of glee. Instead, it was more concern. My father is a software developer for PCs. He’s been doing that for 30+ years now – long enough that he can remember when Apple charged money to develop for Read more…

iLife ’11 – Must Buy, or Do You Care?

iLife '11 - Must Buy, or Do You Care?
It’s funny how two people can have completely different reactions to the same thing. I watched the big press event yesterday live, with my wife popping into my home office here and there to check things out. I caught myself dozing off a bit while iLife ’11 was being introduced, mostly because I rarely use Read more…

The MacBook Air: Lust & Logic

The MacBook Air: Lust & Logic
I’ve talked before about my lust for small computers, particularly the 12-inch PowerBook. That’s why yesterday’s news about the new MacBook Air models was a welcome relief for me. But at the same time, a bit disappointing as well. The specs were just as the rumors pointed out, and that’s a good thing. The SSD Read more…

Back to the Mac Event: Wrapup

Back to the Mac Event: Wrapup
So what happened at today’s Back to the Mac event? Here are the deets, provided in a convenient list form. Looking for commentary? It’s coming soon. iLife ’11 Introduced – Free with every new Mac, $49 retail. Available Now. iPhoto ’11 Full screen display for all features New Slideshow themes Album view very similar to Read more…

Apple Gazette Reviews: iFrogz Envoy

Apple Gazette Reviews: iFrogz Envoy
It seems like very few things in life will make me happy, particularly when it comes to iPad cases. A while back, iFrogz sent me over one of their iPad cases for review (full disclosure: it was free), and now that I’ve spent some time with it, I have to say that I’m pleasantly surprised. Read more…