How To: turn off predictive text in iOS 8


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... Read More

But how did you remove it back then?


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

Model sues Apple over naked photos in iCloud hack


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... Read More

Review: Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100

Minx Air 100

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... Read More

Apple’s iPhone 6 event – The Good, The Bad, and the Meh


Well, Apple’s iPhone 6 even turned out to be all that was rumored and more, and honestly, at the risk of spoiling this article, they really pulled it off. However, I’m not one to shy away from nit-picking, so let’s see what I can find to complain about. Here’s what was Good, Bad, and Meh about the iPhone 6 event. The Good iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus What could... Read More

REVIEW: PhoneSuit Flex XT iPhone battery

PhoneSuit Flex XT

Ahh, June 12, 2013, the day I first reviewed PhoneSuit’s Flex iPhone charger… The little charger that could. I loved that thing, and with good reason. It was small (the smallest 2600mAh battery available), had great ergonomics, and could fully recharge an iPhone and then some. Well, fast forward a year and PhoneSuit has released an updated Flex model – The Flex XT!... Read More

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

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 10.57.29 AM

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

Happy 4th of July from Macenstein!


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: Facebook: IinstaGram: playmateiryna PHOTOS by... 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


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