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

Macenstein’s Mac Chick of the Month April 2014: Audrey

Mac Chick of the Month - Audrey

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 Audrey, violin salesperson and performer, and of course, a die hard Mac Chick! Name: Audrey Age: 24 Location: Orlando, FL Occupation: Violin Sales and Model First... 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


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

Pretty sure SelfieBot could raise $4 million in one day on KickStarter


If there’s one thing I hate, it’s April Fool’s Day, but if there’s one thing I LOVE, it’s well made, clever videos that show us how ridiculous, self-centered, and technology-dependant we humans have become! And yes, I want one. via the geniuses at gosphero  Read More

This looks cool: Pyle’s Street Blaster

Pyle’s Street Blaster

Mmmm… 1000 watts… This Bluetooth boom box from Pyle Audio looks almost exactly like one I had in 1992 that I bought because I was young and thought it looked like a bazooka. Still the thing was crazy loud, and this looks similarly promising. The Street Blaster is a full range stereo speaker system offering a high output music listening experience, as well as Bluetooth... Read More

Macenstein’s Mac Chick of the Month March 2014: Amanda Ellis

Macenstein's Chick of the Month Amanda Ellis

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 Amanda Ellis, an Atlanta Nurse, and of course, a die hard Mac Chick! Name: Amanda Ellis Location: Hot-lanta, Georgia Place of birth: Atlanta Occupation:... Read More

Porn Site shown on Local TV new producer’s iPhone

News Anchor iPhone porn

And THIS ladies and gentlemen is why I will dive across the room and knock my phone from anyone’s hand who picks it up. Before WGN-TV Chicago ran its feature on a new app that allows juveniles to expunge their criminal records, the segment producer should have first expunged his iPhone’s browser history. See if you can spot PornHub making a cameo in his recents. Thanks... Read More


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