Addictive & Awesome: More Cupcakes App

Addictive & Awesome: More Cupcakes App
I bake and sell cupcakes “in real life”, so I didn’t think I would be too impressed with the More Cupcakes app for the iPhone / iPod Touch. I was wrong. I love this app. Here’s how it works: Choose your cupcake batter. White, Yellow, Chocolate, Strawberry or Carrot. Set your baking time. Burn them Read more…

Help Me Buy 2 New Macs

Help Me Buy 2 New Macs
Buying new Macs. Now I know my geekiness is shining through again, but the truth is that few other phrases can fill me with such excitement. Sometimes, the mere anticipation of getting a new Mac is almost more exciting than actually buying one. Almost. It’s like this: because my husband and I are such firm Read more…

Putting Your iPod Touch / iPhone on Kitchen Duty

Putting Your iPod Touch / iPhone on Kitchen Duty
If, like me, you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, you might want to bring along your iPod Touch or iPhone. No more hauling around heavy cookbooks or having to find the space for a tv with a huge footprint- from recipes in text documents to videos of Julia Child, you’ve got it Read more…

OSX Tools for Video Podcasting

OSX Tools for Video Podcasting
I create video tutorials on a regular basis for Tubetorial, and do it all on my Macbook. When I first got started, I used my PC and the excellent Camtasia, but since I’m so much more productive on my Mac, I thought I would give it a try one day- and I never looked back. Read more…

Hot New Wedding Venue: The Apple Store?

Hot New Wedding Venue: The Apple Store?
Have you heard about the couple who got married at the Apple Store? New Yorkers Joshua Li and Ya Ting Li decided to tie the knot at the (admittedly gorgeous) Fifth Avenue Store: The vows took place one minute into Valentine’s Day, and included a minister dressed similarly to Steve Jobs. The rings were presented Read more…

Three Books on Steve

We recently reported that Steve Jobs has finally agreed to an authorized biography, written by former Time magazine editor Walter Isaacson: The book, which is in the early planning stages, would cover the entire life of Mr. Jobs, from his youth in the area now known as Silicon Valley through his years at Apple. (source) Read more…

Decode Lossless Files with XLD

Decode Lossless Files with XLD
The truth is, I never thought I would file this under Apps I Can’t Live Without- I don’t really consider myself an “audiophile”. It was the Husband who turned me on to the joys of lossless music, and let me tell you, hearing Yo-Yo Ma play Bach Cello Suite No.1 without quality loss (which is Read more…

iPad Accessories on My Wishlist

iPad Accessories on My Wishlist
Because it’s a known fact that I’m an Apple fangirl, many people feel it’s their duty to let me know that they won’t be buying the iPad. That’s fine with me- people can certainly choose not to buy Apple’s latest product. But I’m not one of those people. In fact- and this is a wee Read more…

SpeakingFox for Firefox

While I do like Safari, as a web developer it’s just more practical for me to use Firefox. Plus, I get to use all these cool extensions! Like this one: SpeakingFox is a Firefox add-on that does one thing, and very well. It allows you to convert text in your browser to audible speech. Safari Read more…

Aperture 3: Now with Faces and Places

Aperture 3: Now with Faces and Places
The first time I learned about iPhoto’s Faces and Places feature, I wasn’t exactly excited. Did I really need my photo management app to recognize my friends and family’s faces? Fast forward several months later, and wouldn’t you know? I love it. Especially Faces, which- after a bit of “training”- organizes my photos according to Read more…