This guy seems to have a lot of info about the iPhone 6

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Too bad I have no idea what he’s saying (something about a lizard sex satellite I think…). Oh well. It’s still the best iPhone 6 mockup video I’ve seen. thanks to faithful Macenstein reader Den for the tip!  Read More

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 DO love the case. But let’s back up. So what IS the Otterbox Wallet Case?... Read More

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,... Read More

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... Read More

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

iPhone 6

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

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... Read More

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... Read More

Review: Divoom’s Voombox Travel

Voombox Travel

I’m constantly amazed at both how good and how horrible small, rechargeable speakers can sound. Divoom’s extremely UN”box”-like Voombox Travel ($49.95 at Amazon) falls “squarely” in the former’s category, delivering impressive sound and surprising bass (and weight) given its size. Looking a bit like an over-sized pocket watch (or some have said,... Read More

Apple’s latest campaign further encourages people to be that asshole that videos stuff with their iPad

idiots using iPads to video kids

Anyone with kids old enough to require that you show up at some sort of recital or school concert knows that it is nearly impossible to get decent video of that event. In the old days, the parents who cared would actually bring a video camera to the event. Only 1/3 of those parents knew how to properly adjust that camera to meet the challenging lighting conditions, but at least... Read More

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 super cool Mac... Read More

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