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…

Let The Speculation Begin: Apple Hosting Event October 20

Let The Speculation Begin: Apple Hosting Event October 20
Well, valued journalists in the field (read: not me) recently received a letter from Apple. They’re holding a special event next week at the mothership, and the image above was attached. Now it’s time for speculation. OS 10.7 Introduced. The question is really whether or not it’s introduced here or announced for release, the latter Read more…

The Multiple Mac Setup

The Multiple Mac Setup
[Image via Charm Royal] About a year ago, I moved my office from one room in the house to the other so that I could accomodate my as then yet unborn son. Between myself and my wife, we have three computers: My MacBook pro, a community iMac that’s mostly used as an iTunes server, and Read more…

The Whole DVD Burning Thing

The Whole DVD Burning Thing
There’s this guy at my office who isn’t very technologically savvy, and when he walked into my office yesterday to check out what I was doing, he saw that I was reading Engadget’s review of the new AppleTV. He was planning on buying a new Blu-Ray player with Netflix built in, but now he’s leaning Read more…

Mount Your Mini Under Your Desk

Mount Your Mini Under Your Desk
I get inspired when I see people modifying their workspaces to better accomodate their needs. For me, desk space is pretty critical. I’ve considered making some kind of under-desk dock for my MacBook and running a single large monitor instead of the dual setup I have going now, but I just haven’t made up my Read more…

27-inch LED Cinema Display Available Now

27-inch LED Cinema Display Available Now
After quite a bit of waiting, the new 27-inch LED Cinema Display is available now for purchase at the Apple Store online, and it’s shipping in 1-2 weeks. So what’s the big deal? First off, the monitor itself is pretty amazing. 2560X1440 resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio isn’t too bad. Then combine the LED Read more…

Magic Charger – Inductive Charging for your Magic Mouse

Magic Charger - Inductive Charging for your Magic Mouse
The concept of inductive charging is pretty interesting to me. I’m not a fan of wires, and every night I have to plug in my iPhone to get charged for the next day. Although there are lots of different options out there to fix that problem in the iPhone, they all look clunky and large Read more…

AutoCad Coming to Mac

AutoCad Coming to Mac
My wife and I both enjoy Apple products, but I’ve been more into them than her for a little while now. That’s mostly because of her work as a kitchen designer, which requires her to use AutoCad and other Windows-only products. If it weren’t for that, she’d probably switch over to a Mac tomorrow. Strangely Read more…

Apple Gazette Reviews: OmniFocus for Mac

Apple Gazette Reviews: OmniFocus for Mac
I’ve always been one of those guys who looks really organized, but gets panicked under pressure if things aren’t setup just right. I like knowing what I need to do, how I need to accomplish it, and what’s coming up next. I’ve spent some time learning the GTD system, but up until recently, I’ve had Read more…

Amazing MacPaint Art

Remember the endlessly epic MacPaint? All through my childhood and adolescent Macintosh years, I tried to master its sheer brilliance by creating hideous black and white abstract art with titles like “Square Dancing in a Blender”. Having zero actual illustration talent, I wasn’t able to manage much else, but I was ever in awe of Read more…