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Review: Otterbox Commuter Series Wallet Case for iPhone

Monday, June 30, 2014

You know the old saying “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”? Well, Otterbox doesn’t. But that’s a good thing. Or at least I think it is. Honestly, even after using their Commuter Series Wallet case $44.95 ($39.99 Amazon) for over a month, I’m still not entirely sure it’s a good idea, but I DO love the case. But let’s back up. So what IS the Otterbox Wallet Case? Basically, it’s their popular, super-sturdy Commuter case, with an added sliding plastic compartment on the rear which allows you... 

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Wanna hang out with me? Sure you do! So JOIN CLAN MACENSTEIN!!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

I can’t even BEGIN to tell you how many of you have contacted me asking if we could hang out, be BFFs, have me officiate your wedding, etc. Well, I am far too anti-social for any of THAT to happen, but I DO enjoy sitting alone in the dark for hours on end playing Clash of Clans with my imaginary online friends. Over the years we have actually created quite a decent clan, one that has become increasingly obsessed with Clan Wars, and we need a few more good men/Mac Chicks who want to join us in our quest for glory... 

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Grace Digital 3play Receiver

Review: Grace Digital’s 3play Receiver

Thursday, June 19, 2014

If there’s one thing I am grudgingly coming to love it’s the wireless freedom bestowed by Bluetooth speakers. I say “grudgingly”, because I find Bluetooth speakers have WILDLY different ranges, and even the same speaker can one day allow you a 20 ft stroll around your house without losing connection, and the next crap out at 10 feet. But despite Bluetooth’s somewhat temperamental range issues, it still beats being tethered to a speaker by a mini stereo plug. However once you’ve committed... 

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iPhone 6

I certainly HOPE this is what the iPhone 6 will look like

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Check out this beautiful iPhone 6 concept video by Joel Velasquez. It may actually get you excited at the thought of standing in line overnight come September. iPhone 6 video from JOEL VELASQUEZ on Vimeo. Thanks to faithful Macenstein reader Carlos for the tip!  Read More

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Apple World Wide Developer Conference 2014

WWDC 2014: The Good, The Bad, and the Meh

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

WTF?! I may have to change this series’s title to “The Good, the Really Good, and the GREAT!” For the first time in THIS cynical old journalist’s history, I liked pretty much everything I saw, and I actually LOVED most of it! From the updated OS X to the TRULY exciting iOS 8, I’m going to be hard-pressed to complain much here… but I’ll try. Let’s see how Apple’s 2014 World Wide Developer’s Conference breaks down into my “Good, Bad, and Meh” rating... 

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iPhone wallpaper blur app

Review: Blur

Monday, May 5, 2014

Odds are if you own an iPhone you have at some point changed your lock screen photo to an adorable photo of your children or pets, only to find it looks decidedly LESS adorable when covered by icons. Often the perfect lock-screen photo ends up making your iPhone’s app names difficult to read when used as Home Screen wallpaper. Above: (top) My dog sure looks super cute on my lock screen, but he messes up my home screen. (bottom) But look! A quick pass through Blur and I have a wonderful matching home screen wallpaper! Well,... 

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Happy 4th of July from Macenstein!

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Here’s some Apple-themed 4th of July fireworks courtesy of Playboy Playmate Iryna Ivanova, along with some behind the scenes video courtesy of photographer Mark Kuta. Enjoy! Playboy Playmate Iryna Ivanova – The Babe Spot by thebabespot Twitter:https://twitter.com/IrynaIvanova Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playmateirynaivanova IinstaGram: playmateiryna PHOTOS by the talented: Mark Kuta Model Mayhem / Facebook (Be sure to follow him for more beautiful shots!) Make-up LaVerne... Read More

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Review: Otterbox Commuter Series Wallet Case for iPhone

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You know the old saying “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”? Well, Otterbox doesn’t. But that’s a good thing. Or at least I think it is. Honestly, even after using their Commuter Series Wallet case $44.95 ($39.99 Amazon) for over a month, I’m still not entirely sure it’s a good idea, but I DO love the case. But let’s back up. So what IS the Otterbox Wallet Case? Basically, it’s their popular, super-sturdy Commuter case, with an added sliding plastic... Read More

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Wanna hang out with me? Sure you do! So JOIN CLAN MACENSTEIN!!

join our clash of clans clan

I can’t even BEGIN to tell you how many of you have contacted me asking if we could hang out, be BFFs, have me officiate your wedding, etc. Well, I am far too anti-social for any of THAT to happen, but I DO enjoy sitting alone in the dark for hours on end playing Clash of Clans with my imaginary online friends. Over the years we have actually created quite a decent clan, one that has become increasingly obsessed with Clan Wars, and we need a few more good men/Mac Chicks... Read More

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Macenstein’s Mac Chick of the Month June 2014: Manda Susan

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Welcome to Macenstein‘s “Mac Chick of the Month”. Each month we feature a different die-hard, Mac-loving girl who is (almost) as well designed as the Apple products they love. This month we have the lovely Manda Susan! Name: Manda Susan Age: 25 1st apple product: iPhone 4 Favorite Apple gear: MacBook! Favorite non-Apple gear: My ’12 Jeep Wrangler Favorite TV shows: I don’t watch much tv due to my busy schedule, but I LOVE Catfish! Favorite... Read More

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Review: Grace Digital’s 3play Receiver

Grace Digital 3play Receiver

If there’s one thing I am grudgingly coming to love it’s the wireless freedom bestowed by Bluetooth speakers. I say “grudgingly”, because I find Bluetooth speakers have WILDLY different ranges, and even the same speaker can one day allow you a 20 ft stroll around your house without losing connection, and the next crap out at 10 feet. But despite Bluetooth’s somewhat temperamental range issues, it still beats being tethered to a speaker by a mini stereo... Read More

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I certainly HOPE this is what the iPhone 6 will look like

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Check out this beautiful iPhone 6 concept video by Joel Velasquez. It may actually get you excited at the thought of standing in line overnight come September. iPhone 6 video from JOEL VELASQUEZ on Vimeo. Thanks to faithful Macenstein reader Carlos for the tip!  Read More

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WWDC 2014: The Good, The Bad, and the Meh

Apple World Wide Developer Conference 2014

WTF?! I may have to change this series’s title to “The Good, the Really Good, and the GREAT!” For the first time in THIS cynical old journalist’s history, I liked pretty much everything I saw, and I actually LOVED most of it! From the updated OS X to the TRULY exciting iOS 8, I’m going to be hard-pressed to complain much here… but I’ll try. Let’s see how Apple’s 2014 World Wide Developer’s Conference breaks down into... Read More

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Review: Blur

iPhone wallpaper blur app

Odds are if you own an iPhone you have at some point changed your lock screen photo to an adorable photo of your children or pets, only to find it looks decidedly LESS adorable when covered by icons. Often the perfect lock-screen photo ends up making your iPhone’s app names difficult to read when used as Home Screen wallpaper. Above: (top) My dog sure looks super cute on my lock screen, but he messes up my home screen. (bottom) But look! A quick pass through Blur and I... Read More

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Product Reviews

Review: Otterbox Commuter Series Wallet Case for iPhone

otterbox commuter wallet iphone case

You know the old saying “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”? Well, Otterbox doesn’t. But that’s a good thing. Or at least I think it is. Honestly, even after using their Commuter Series Wallet case $44.95 ($39.99 Amazon) for over a month, I’m still not entirely sure it’s a good idea, but I […]

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Happy Birthday to us! Macenstein turns 8 and we’re giving YOU presents!

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My goodness, where does the time go!? It seems like only yesterday we decided to stop wasting our time reading Mac sites and instead waste our time running one, and now here we are, celebrating our eight year anniversary. And like most 8-year olds we are not nearly as cute as we used to be […]

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Games

Wanna hang out with me? Sure you do! So JOIN CLAN MACENSTEIN!!

join our clash of clans clan

I can’t even BEGIN to tell you how many of you have contacted me asking if we could hang out, be BFFs, have me officiate your wedding, etc. Well, I am far too anti-social for any of THAT to happen, but I DO enjoy sitting alone in the dark for hours on end playing Clash […]

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Tips/How To

How to: Get your 30-inch Apple Display to work with your new Mac Pro

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What’s another $100 when you’ve already spent $10,000 on a Mac Pro, am I right? Here’s another tip from my “this might only affect me but I’ll throw it out there anyway” department (and I suppose this could also be filed under “First-World-Problems” too)… So after over 2 months of waiting, I finally received my […]

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