50 iPhone Apps with Icons That Don’t Suck

They say “you can’t judge a book by its cover”, but they also say “you never get a second chance to make a first impression”. I’m not a big fan of cliched sayings, but for applications trying desperately to gain attention on the bloated, unorganized mess that IS the iTunes app store, having a well designed icon could help make the difference... Read More

“The 12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaway: Day 17

[Thank you, we have a winner. This contest is now closed. Congratulation to faithful Macenstein reader Brett!] On the Seventeenth Day After Christmas, Macenstein gave to you (or, more accurately, gave you a chance to win…) Your very own copy of DiskWarrior 4 by Alsoft! Yes, the mighty DiskWarrior 4, the safest, most technologically advanced, most powerful utility to eliminate... Read More

Whoops! iWork ’09 shows up on Apple’s downloads page

We were 99% sure that iWork ’09 was a slam dunk for today’s Macworld event, but just to seal the deal, Apple has sealed the deal by prematurely listing iWork ’09 in its downloads page. Wow! And it’s already number 5! Actually the link just brings you to the iWork ’08 page, but we think it’s safe to say that will change in about 3 hours. Thanks... Read More

“The 12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaway: Day 12

Thank you, we have a winner – this Contest is closed. Congrats to faithful Macenstein reader Scotty D! On the Twelfth Day After Christmas, Macenstein gave to you (or, more accurately, gave you a chance to win…) Toast 10 Titanium Pro from Roxio! That’s right, Roxio released this monster update today at Macworld, and we are you giving you a chance to snag your very... Read More

“The 12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaway: Day 11

Thank you, we have a winner – this Contest is closed. Congrats to faithful Macenstein reader John! On the Eleventh Day After Christmas, Macenstein gave to you (or, more accurately, gave you a chance to win…) A Realmac Software bundle featuring your very own copies of RapidWeaver and LittleSnapper ! RapidWeaver is so full of awesomeness, you should really check out... Read More

I just threw up in my mouth a little

Not to keep harping on what does and does not warrant an age appropriate rating in the iTunes app store, but for the love of God, this man’s ASSHOLE IS CLEARLY VISIBLE! My favorite line in the description of Fart Machine: “With lots of realistic sounding farts and nice animations, this machine is state of the fart.” NICE animations? How “nice”... Read More

“The 12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaway: Day 8

We have a winner, this contest is now closed. Congratulation to faithful Macenstein reader Lizzie! On the Eighth Day After Christmas, Macenstein gave to you (or, more accurately, gave you a chance to win…) Your very own copy of Audio HiJack Pro! – The award-winning software from Rogue Amoeba that lets you record any audio your Mac can produce. QuickTime, Safari, ... Read More

“The 12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaway: Day 7

Thank you, we have a winner – this Contest is closed. Congrats to faithful Macenstein reader Mark! On the Seventh Day After Christmas, Macenstein gave to you (or, more accurately, gave you a chance to win…) Your very own copy of Pixelmator! – The image editor for the rest of us! Sure, Photoshop is nice, but it costs more than 4 years at most art schools. Pixelmator... Read More

C’mon Apple, Really?

OK, this content theft on the iTunes app store really has to stop. I realize it’s warm and sunny in California most of the time, but are you telling me that whoever approves iPhone apps has never heard of The Grinch?! Above: The all new, totally original iPhone game “Catch The Gift” I mean for crying out loud, they even call him the Grinch by name! Can you Catch... Read More

Review: Intego VirusBarrier X5 for Mac – OMFG I Have a Virus!

Reviewing Anti-Virus software for the Mac has always been a bit tricky. Macs have a well-deserved reputation for having pretty much 0 viruses under OS X (in the wild, anyway), so in general the thing most reviewers end up focusing on is whether or not the anti-virus software is annoyingly obtrusive to daily life (this is a huge problem on the PC-side of things with constant pop-ups,... Read More

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