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Macenstein’s Mac Chick of the Month November 2011: Katelynn Denis

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 present you with the lovely Katelynn Denis! Katelynn Denis is a New England girl with the independent attitude and personality to match. She is a girly-girl, but she’s also not shy to admit that she used to be a tom boy and still has a love for video games and everything... Read More

Death can’t stop Steve from being right

Well, the big news today was that Adobe has finally announced that it will no longer be supporting the Flash Mobile platform, instead opting to focus its attention on creating HTML 5 development tools. This news will come as a huge blow to fans of non-iOS devices who have been blindly throwing “lack of Flash support” around as a legitimate excuse for not buying an iPhone/iPad. There’s no telling how much money Adobe has poured into Flash mobile development over... Read More

Sweet desktop wallpaper of the Pudong Apple Store, Shanghai

Macenstein‘s senior Shaghai correspondent, Min Wei snapped this sweet nighttime panorama of the iconic Pudong Apple Store in Shanghai, and was nice enough to share it with us. Click the image to download the full sized 2560 x 1600 wallpaper. Thanks Min!  Read More

Trouble-shoot your WiFi network with NetSpot

Here’s a sweet little (AND FREE) tool that’s a must-have for anyone looking to trouble shoot their wireless network’s signal strength in either the home or office – it’s called NetSpot. Step 1: import a floor plan image NetSpot makes it super easy to diagnose areas of poor reception in your WiFi network, as well as diagnose troublesome areas of noise-generating machinery that could be causing connection issues (such as microwaves and cordless phones).... Read More

Windows 8’s new BSoD blames the hardware manufacturers for crashes

When looking to upgrade an operating system, especially one that has been around as long as Windows (and largely unchanged since Windows 98), it’s always a good idea to take a look at the features your customers use the most and update those to make the idea of upgrading more enticing. And there’s no feature Windows users use more than the Blue Screen of Death. Yes, it's the PC's fault... What I really find most interesting about this new blue screen of... Read More

WTF? Why isn’t Mr. Macintosh in Lion?

While Mac OS X Lion grudgingly beat Windows 7 in a recent laptop Magazine article, I’m pretty sure Lion would have swept it if Apple had thought to finally incorporate Mr. Macintosh into the OS like Steve (allegedly) dreamed. Who’s Mr. Macintosh, you ask? Well, according to an article by Andy Hertzfeld at “Steve Jobs often came by Texaco Towers after dinner, to see what was new, and we’d usually show him whatever recent progress we made.... Read More

Everyone hates Core #6

8 Cores as a metaphor for life We’ve all met people like core #6 before… the one over-achieving douche who feels the need to make the rest of us feel like worthless pieces of crap with his awesomeness. You’ll find him at school, on the field, and in the workplace. And while I currently feel like core #8 – maybe a core #1, TOPS – there was a time when I too was a core #6. Right after high school I took a job at a local microfilming company. My coworkers... Read More

The best smelling portrait of Steve Jobs ever

Anyone else love the smell of dry erase markers? And glue? And deadly chemicals in general? Well, check out this sweet Steve Jobs portrait made on iPhone development house Übermind’s whiteboard. (Timelapse video below).  Read More

Ukrainian Defense Secretary steals Steve Jobs’ Stanford speech

Well over 4 million people have watched the below YouTube video of Steve Jobs’ uplifting Stanford commencement speech, including, apparently, Ukrainian Secretary of National Security and Defense Raisa Bogatyreva. Business Insider is reporting that Bogatyreva lifted quite a few lines from Jobs’ speech, word for word in a recent address she gave. Now, assuming she first translated them into whatever language it is Ukrainians speak, I must say, I think it’s... Read More

Macenstein’s “Mac Chick of the Month” (July 2011): Tiffany Crystal

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 present you with the lovely Tiffany Crystal, a Model, actress, and of course, a die-hard Mac Chick! Tiffany is just an easy going, quirky Florida girl who also happens to be a full time model. For the past year she has been modeling and acting all throughout Florida. While... Read More


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