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Review: Protect your BIG Investment with these 5 Griffin iPhone 6 Plus cases

Friday, October 24, 2014

My transition from an iPhone 5S to an iPhone 6 Plus has gone relatively smoothly – I would say it took about 5 days to become so accustomed to its larger size that my old 5S now seems toylike in my hand. However, while I may be used to its size, that doesn’t mean it’s dainty, and the thought of placing it inside a giant hunk of rubber to protect its giant screen from breaking wasn’t really something I was looking forward to. Luckily our good friends at Griffin sent us a care package with their first... 

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Apple’s iPad/iMac event – The Good, The Bad, and the Meh

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hmmm. Apple’s iPhone 6/Apple Watch event was pretty amazing, so today’s iPad/iMac event has some pretty big shoes to fill in terms of surprises and perceived “WOW!” factor. Did it deliver? Well, let’s find out by examining what I found Good, Bad, and Meh about the iPad/iMac event. The Good The new iMac: It has a REALLLLLY sweet 5K Retina display. Other than that, not all that much new here. But it might be enough, given that the iMac is not a power-user’s computer. The release... 

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Juno Power Kaebo Lightning Cable

Review: JunoPower’s Kaebo Lightning Cable

Thursday, September 25, 2014

OK, get ready for some real excitement because I’m about to review… A LIGHTNING CABLE! That’s right, one of those $3 things Apple charges $19 for, Amazon charges $11 for, eBay charges $9 for, and which you have to replace every 3 months or so. So what makes this cable so special? Well, in theory, you don’t have to replace it. Or at least that’s the claim of JunoPower, makers of the Kaebo Lightning Sync and Charge Cable ($19.99 on Amazon). Yes, the cable is as pricey as Apple’s,... 

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How To: turn off predictive text in iOS 8

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I’m usually pretty good about giving Apple’s “new way” of doing things a chance. Whether it was the dual scroll arrow on the bottom of Finder windows, or the inverse scrolling on the MacBook’s touchpad, my motto has always been, “Well, Apple must have researched this, so let’s see if this is as good, better, or at least not worse than the old way of doing things.” More often than not I got used to the new way, and had to admit Apple was right (except for those grouped... 

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But how did you remove it back then?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I guess you just threw it away… Thanks to faithful Macenstein reader Sean for the tip! via the Retroist  Read More

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Model sues Apple over naked photos in iCloud hack

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Last month’s highly publicized celebrity iCloud hacking got quite a bit of press, but Apple itself came out of the affair relatively unscathed (at least legally), blaming user error and weak password for the leaks, as well as the victims’ choosing not to implement iCloud’s 2-step log-in method (you know, the one no one uses). Joy Corrigan is an avid and accomplished iPhone-selfie taker Well, one victim, model Joy Corrigan, has decided that Apple should be held accountable for the leak, and has filed... 

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Review: Protect your BIG Investment with these 5 Griffin iPhone 6 Plus cases

5griffin cases

My transition from an iPhone 5S to an iPhone 6 Plus has gone relatively smoothly – I would say it took about 5 days to become so accustomed to its larger size that my old 5S now seems toylike in my hand. However, while I may be used to its size, that doesn’t mean it’s dainty, and the thought of placing it inside a giant hunk of rubber to protect its giant screen from breaking wasn’t really something I was looking forward to. Luckily our good friends at Griffin... Read More

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Apple’s iPad/iMac event – The Good, The Bad, and the Meh

goodbadmehTim

Hmmm. Apple’s iPhone 6/Apple Watch event was pretty amazing, so today’s iPad/iMac event has some pretty big shoes to fill in terms of surprises and perceived “WOW!” factor. Did it deliver? Well, let’s find out by examining what I found Good, Bad, and Meh about the iPad/iMac event. The Good The new iMac: It has a REALLLLLY sweet 5K Retina display. Other than that, not all that much new here. But it might be enough, given that the iMac is not a power-user’s... Read More

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Release Siri’s Wild Side with Mouthy

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Apple’s Siri has some cute little Easter Eggs built in to her programming that let you ask her all sorts of inappropriate questions and get back some mildly amusing, PG-13 answers. But what if you want to see what Siri would sound like all grown up? And drunk? Well, now you can, with Mouthy (free in App store), that app from developer Alaric Cole (maker of the sweet little Fitly app) that provides a quick way to get Siri to say pretty much anything. “I thought of... Read More

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Review: JunoPower’s Kaebo Lightning Cable

Juno Power Kaebo Lightning Cable

OK, get ready for some real excitement because I’m about to review… A LIGHTNING CABLE! That’s right, one of those $3 things Apple charges $19 for, Amazon charges $11 for, eBay charges $9 for, and which you have to replace every 3 months or so. So what makes this cable so special? Well, in theory, you don’t have to replace it. Or at least that’s the claim of JunoPower, makers of the Kaebo Lightning Sync and Charge Cable ($19.99 on Amazon). Yes, the... Read More

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How To: turn off predictive text in iOS 8

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I’m usually pretty good about giving Apple’s “new way” of doing things a chance. Whether it was the dual scroll arrow on the bottom of Finder windows, or the inverse scrolling on the MacBook’s touchpad, my motto has always been, “Well, Apple must have researched this, so let’s see if this is as good, better, or at least not worse than the old way of doing things.” More often than not I got used to the new way, and had to admit Apple... Read More

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But how did you remove it back then?

u2Walkman

I guess you just threw it away… Thanks to faithful Macenstein reader Sean for the tip! via the Retroist  Read More

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Model sues Apple over naked photos in iCloud hack

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Last month’s highly publicized celebrity iCloud hacking got quite a bit of press, but Apple itself came out of the affair relatively unscathed (at least legally), blaming user error and weak password for the leaks, as well as the victims’ choosing not to implement iCloud’s 2-step log-in method (you know, the one no one uses). Joy Corrigan is an avid and accomplished iPhone-selfie taker Well, one victim, model Joy Corrigan, has decided that Apple should be held... Read More

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Review: Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100

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If there was any doubt as to whether or not the audio industry is still catering to Apple users, the recent glut of wireless AirPlay enabled speakers on the market should put your mind at ease. It was not all that long ago that you couldn’t find a speaker system without a built-in iPod dock, and now that Apple is pushing wireless, the music industry is following suit. Cambridge Audio, well known for their high- quality (and high-price) audio offerings, has entered the lucrative... Read More

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Review: Protect your BIG Investment with these 5 Griffin iPhone 6 Plus cases

5griffin cases

My transition from an iPhone 5S to an iPhone 6 Plus has gone relatively smoothly – I would say it took about 5 days to become so accustomed to its larger size that my old 5S now seems toylike in my hand. However, while I may be used to its size, that doesn’t mean it’s dainty, […]

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

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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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How To: turn off predictive text in iOS 8

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I’m usually pretty good about giving Apple’s “new way” of doing things a chance. Whether it was the dual scroll arrow on the bottom of Finder windows, or the inverse scrolling on the MacBook’s touchpad, my motto has always been, “Well, Apple must have researched this, so let’s see if this is as good, better, […]

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