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Well, if you’re reading this, you must be a VERY loyal Macenstein reader, because Lord knows I’ve haven’t written much in the last 6 months. And if you DO love Macenstein, and you happen to play Clash of Clans, here’s your chance to hang out with ME, in real (virtual) life) because our Clash of Clans Clan is recruiting new members!! Hooray. =============================== Here’s... Read More

How To: Get rid of Safari’s Spinning Beach Ball

Fix Safari Beach Ball

There’s dozens of reasons as to why you might be getting a spinning beach ball when visiting certain web pages in Safari, and there are also dozens of solutions you COULD try. I know this because I tried them all while trying to figure out why web pages in general, but Yahoo’s Pro Football Pick ’em and in particular, were giving me more beachballs than... Read More

Amazing iPhone-themed Christmas Display makes you thankful you don’t live anywhere near this guy

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Warning: If you are prone to seizures, or if you have one of those “Keep Christ in Christmas” bumper stickers on your car, you may not want to watch this. For everyone else however, Scott McGregor’s 2015 iPhone-themed holiday lights are a truly wondrously nerdy feast for the eyes. (Stick with it, as it kicks in, and the Grinch even had a guitar solo). via The... Read More

Apple’s September 9, 2015 Special Event – The Good, the Bad, and The Meh


Wow, that was sure super exciting! Or was it? Another Apple Special Event is over and you may not be sure how you feel about all the various announcements Apple bombarded you with. Well, don’t worry, I’LL tell you what to think! Let’s take a quick look at was was Good, Bad, and Meh about Apple’s September 9, 2015 Special Event! The Good iPhone 6s and iPhone... Read More

Review: flatOUT™ LED Lightning by Scosche (That’s right, I’m going to review a lightning cable.)

Scosche flatOUT Lightning cable

If you’ve been a loyal Apple supporter/upgrader, odds are by now you have probably owned 4-5 Apple devices that utilize a Lightning cable to charge. And if you are a SMART Apple user, you have never ONCE paid the $19.00 (formerly $25) Apple charges for its cables, when dozens of 3rd party accessory makers sell theirs for about half that. As overpriced as Apple’s cables are,... Read More

You’re buying an Apple Car, Swatch Steal’s Apple’s One More Thing, and Samsung tries to rip-off the iPad Pro before Apple even releases it

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Well, looks like you’re buying an Apple Car after all Assuming, that is, you’re one of those people who hates the “driving” part of driving your car. After months (or has it been years at this point?) of rumors swirling around the the possibility of Cupertino producing a self-driving electric car, Apple has reportedly hired former Tesla employee Jamie Carlson,... Read More

How NOT to clean your Apple gear


“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”. That is the lesson being learned by one cheating Japanese Apple fan after his (presumably EX) girlfriend sent him photos of all his Apple gear fully submerged in the bathtub, including his iMac. Now, of course this is tragic, and as much as I hate to see ANY Apple device submerged under water, I think we we really all should... Read More

Review: Seidio’s OBEX Waterproof iPhone case

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I’ve has a standalone waterproof Canon camera for years, and while it has certainly allowed me to get shots with the kids out in the ocean that I would be too scared to attempt with my SLR or my iPhone, I never loved that camera. The display was hard to see, especially with sunglasses, the pictures were OK, but not great, and the camera stunk as an all-purpose camera – it... Read More

Apple’s Spring Ahead event: The Good, the Bad, and the Meh


Well, it’s been an exciting couple of weeks leading up to Apple’s Spring Ahead Event! Haha, just kidding. I honestly could not be less interested in the Apple watch or this event in general, so let’s see if Apple was able to change my mind. Here’s my take on what was the Good, the Bad, and the Meh of the Apple Watch special event! The Good Research Kit Apple’s... Read More

What level of support should a successful game developer be expected to offer?

This message pops up about 20 seconds into gameplay each time I load the game

I’ll admit upfront that I am writing this article out of personal frustration towards BackFlip studios, formerly one of my favorite iOS game developers, but my long-standing support issues with them raise a question that ALL successful developers should be asking themselves – namely, “How much support am I morally, ethically, and perhaps even LEGALLY supposed to offer... Read More


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