Everything you ever wanted to know about Mac Rumors’ Arnold Kim

Arnold Kim‘s story is a truly fascinating one. A few years back Kim took a leap of faith and left his impressive sounding, chick-magnet job as a Nephrologist to become a full time blogger, and now his super-popular Mac Rumors site reigns supreme as the premiere repository of intel on all things Apple. Kim has since expanded his empire to include the iPhone gaming site Touch Arcade and the iOS AppStore monitoring App Shopper, and now he sits atop a pile of gold, drinking... Read More

Celebrity Mac Chick Sighting: Jillian Barberie

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than to post a picture of one of the hottest celebrity MILF’s out there, Jillian Barberie (Reynolds), and her iPhone. These backstage “before and after” makeup shots of Jillian getting ready for her hosting gig on Good Day L.A. really help point out just how amazing Jillian’s physique is, and for my money, the “before” shot in yoga pants is 10 times hotter than the dolled up “after”.... Read More

Happy Mother’s day! We’re giving away TWO Pink iMainGo: X Speakers for Mom!

This contest is over. Congrats to faithful Macenstein readers rkbrwn and Anamarie Admit it. You forgot, didn’t you? Mother’s Day is only three days away, and you haven’t gotten her ANYTHING, have you? Well, time’s running out, and you’re too old to just draw her a picture or something. You need a real gift, and you know she thinks flowers are a waste of money. So now to make up for it, you’re probably going to panic, run out this weekend and... Read More

Anyone else think it’s time for Apple for to remove the word “unexpectedly” from this error?

Is it just me or is this getting worse lately?  Read More

Blast from the past: Vintage Apple Playing Cards

If you’re into gambling, and therefore have no respect for money, you could do worse than pick up a pack of these $90 Vintage Apple iCon Playing cards. Despite not playing poker since high school when my loser friends and I used playing poker as an excuse for why we were not out looking for girls on a Friday night, I would still LOVE a pack of these bad boys. Right now there are only 2 packs available over at Read More  Read More

Redefining “Time Machine”

As any true Apple fan will tell you, when it comes to hardware design, how a device looks on the outside is almost as important as how well it functions inside. Well, faithful Macenstein reader Dean Gray has created the ultimate “Time Machine” hackintosh, and in a nice twist, wrapped it inside a little bit of Apple history. source Dean Gray “Using the shell of a 1986 Mac Plus 1MB – I filled the innards with 6 hard drives (2.3TB total) and an intel atom... Read More

Polaroid iPhone decal kicks it so old school, odds are not many people will know why it’s cool

Hey, remember Polaroid Cameras? No? Well, um, remember the song “Hey Ya” by OutKast from a few years back where they told girls to shake their butts “Like a Polaroid Picture”? Well, they were referring to the instant photos that popped out of Polaroid cameras, and which people would often shake under the mistaken assumption they would develop faster. Well anyway, someone who was apparently born before 1978 and is old enough to remember them has created... Read More

Susan Kare’s Mac icon prints are the perfect holiday gift (for ME)

AHHH!!! Why couldn’t faithful Macenstein reader Jason have told us about these awesome signed Mac OS icon prints from original pixel art icon Susan Kare BEFORE I loaded my Christmas list with Angry Birds plush dolls?!?! Oh well, at $90 a pop, these would have made a rather expensive Christmas for the Bride of Macenstein, as I obviously would need the whole set (just like the Angry Birds plush dolls). For those of you who are unfamiliar with Kare’s work, well, odds... Read More

Attention Time Travelers: Your iPhone may not work in 1990

I knew there was a reason I didn’t throw out my Motorola MicroTAC 9800X! Faithful Macenstein reader Colin writes: I was bored and trying to find something to watch on Hulu when I saw this: I thought you’d get a kick out of it, apparently going back in time 17 years totally screws with the iPhone. Wow Colin. You know, I’ve been bored before, but I guess I’ve never achieved the “Let’s see if there’s any old Journeyman episodes on Hulu”... Read More

How we got the “Command” symbol

I was in need of the ⌘ symbol for a top secret project today, and not knowing the proper Unicode combo by heart, I fired up the old character palette to copy it. While there, I noticed that while all the other symbols had the expected names (“Erase to the Left”, “Upwards White Arrow”, etc.) that for some reason, Apple was calling our beloved “Command Symbol” “Place of Interest Sign” instead. Since that name is not nearly... Read More

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