Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on August 3rd, 2011

Iomega has released the new Mac Companion Hard Drive, which is available in 2TB or 3TB storage capacities. It features a 2.1 Amp USB charging port designed specifically for charging your iPad, iPhone, or iPod and uses a fast 7200 RPM 3.5-inch hard drive formatted HFS+ for compatibility with Mac computers right out of the box.

The device fits perfectly on the base of your Apple iMac or your monitor. It also boasts two FireWire 800 ports, one USB 2.0 port, and a two-port integrated USB 2.0 hub that lets you connect multiple devices. The 2TB model is priced at $195. The 3TB model is $295.

Mac OS X Lion officially released

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on July 20th, 2011

Today marks the release of the update to the Mac OS X operating system, Lion. This release brings new Multi-Touch gestures so you can perform new moves and control your OS with multi-touch gestures, System wide support for full screen apps, Mission Control which is a way to view what’s running on your Mac, Launchpad which is a new home for all your apps, and redesigned Mail app. So there are a lot of new things to check out.

Here are some more: Users can also now Resume, as in return to your apps exactly how they left them, there is an Auto Save, Versions will let you easily revert back to older versions of documents; and AirDrop for making it easy to set up P2P connections with other Macs.

Mouse Belt Buckles

Posted in Apparel by Conner Flynn on July 11th, 2011

A couple by the names of Holly and PJ have set up an Etsy shop in order to help pay for their wedding. So it’s simple, buy one of these dorky Mouse belt buckles and help them with their wedding. The hook mechanism is behind the mouse.

They come in both Mac and PC versions. You have to be a hardcore geek to pull these off though. If you are geek enough, they cost between $15 to $22 and it’s going to a good cause.

R.A.T. gaming mice now with Mac support

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on June 8th, 2011

Mac users can now use Mad Catz’s series of Cyborg R.A.T. gaming mice. That’s because the company finally released some Mac drivers for the complete range of mice today, which will allow you to take advantage of all the advanced features Windows users have already been using for awhile.

Just be aware that you’ll need the Snow Leopard update first, since the drivers won’t accept anything less. This is great news for Mac gamers.

Hauppauge PCTV Broadway 2T streams TV to iPhone, iPad, Mac & PC

Posted in Media Streamers by Conner Flynn on April 13th, 2011

The $367 Hauppauge PCTV Broadway 2T will stream TV to any iOS device, Mac or PC with no third party app required. And Android support is expected to be added within a few weeks. It doesn’t require a computer either. It connects to your wired or wifi network and contains dual DVB-T tuners to enable streaming of a TV signal to a host device either over a home network or the internet.

The 2T also features USB and video inputs so you can stream video from your USB device or set top box. You can even connect it to an analog camera to create a remote home surveillance system viewable on an iPad or iPhone. This is one handy device that should be well worth the money.

Apogee Duet 2 for Mac

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2011

The Apogee Duet 2 is for musicians who want to record their own music using their Mac. It is made especially for the Mac and made for GarageBand and Logic. It will record your musical instruments and vocals. So you have no more excuses. Lay down those tracks and share your music with others.

The Duet 2 features line/mic/instrument inputs for your gear, and records audio at up to 192kHz. The device is also Core Audio compatible. The Apogee Duet 2 will be available in April for $595.

FunctionFlip helps you reclaim your Mac’s function keys

Posted in MacBook by Conner Flynn on February 3rd, 2011

If you own a Mac it can be a pain in the neck, or the fingers, always pressing the ‘fn’ key to access the f1-12 keys on the keyboard. But now there is an application called FunctionFlip that allows you to program the keys and their functions to your requirements.

FunctionFlip individually controls your MacBook or MacBook Pro’s function keys, turning special keys back to regular F-keys, or vice-versa. It’s compatible with all MacBooks and MacBook Pros, recent Apple external keyboards, iBooks, and PowerBooks. This will make life just a tad easier.

Mac App Store hits one million downloads in first day

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on January 7th, 2011

Apple’s Mac App Store got off to a shaky start since it didn’t take long after the store was launched for people to figure out how to get some apps off without paying. But there’s some better news today. Apple has officially confirmed that over a million apps have been downloaded from the store in its first day in business.

Since the store offers over 1,000 free and paid apps, it wasn’t going to take long to hit that mark. The Mac App Store is available for Snow Leopard users through a Software Update as part of OS X 10.6.6 if you haven’t checked it out already.

Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 now Mac-compatible

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on January 4th, 2011

Good news for Mac users. Logitech has announced that its HD Pro Webcam C910 is now fully Mac-compatible. The HD Pro Webcam 910 is plug-and-play ready for Photo Booth, iChat and FaceTime. A free download will deliver integration with iPhoto and IMovie and allow video calling at HD 720p resolution. The Webcam will play nice with video calling clients like Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, and Gmail Voice and Video Chat.

Some other features of the HD Pro Webcam C910 include: autofocus up to extreme close-up range (7 cm), 10-megapixel still photos, Stereo audio from two mics, one on either side of lens.

USB Typewriter for PC, Mac and iPad

Posted in Keyboards by Conner Flynn on January 3rd, 2011

These days you have your choice of computing interfaces and platforms, but maybe you’re looking for something a bit different. Something retro that still incorporates your modern gear. If that’s the case, check out this antique typewriter that has been modified to work as a USB Keyboard for your PC, Mac, or iPad. It’s fully functional computer keyboard. But also a typewriter.

It not only looks awesome with an iPad on it, it will work with all letters, numbers, and punctuation marks and includes shift, space, and return carriage, which is really activated by the typewriter’s return carriage. What about non-standard keys like F1-F12, esc, ctrl, etc? They are all available on a special toggle key.

Mac fish tank made from an old Power Mac G4 Cube

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on January 1st, 2011

Your pets should have the same interests you have right? So, if you are a Mac enthusiast, it makes sense that you would want your fish to love Mac too. Now he/she can. This “Macquarium” is made from an old Power Mac G4 Cube. The cube has been specially modified with bonded plexiglas to make it safe for your fish.

This aquarium measures 8.9″ H × 7.7″ W × 7.7″ D. If you have the $149.00 necessary to get this aquarium, go ahead and geek up your fish, changing it’s computing allegiance from neutral to Apple. Maybe you can put a little Steve Jobs figure in there and play Stevejob Squarepants.

Matrox Mac-friendly TripleHead2Go DP Multi-Monitor Adapter

Posted in monitors by Conner Flynn on December 12th, 2010

The Matrox TripleHead2Go is an external multi-display adapter that adds up to three monitors to your notebook or desktop PC. It’s great for those who need more desktop space and for gamers wanting a more fully immersive experience.

The device connects to the video output of your system and uses its existing GPU to deliver high-quality, uncompressed graphics and video across all of the monitors. It also allows you to run different applications on each display or view one across multiple monitors. The Matrox TripleHead2Go DP is available now for $329.

Mac App Store launching on December 13th?

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on December 6th, 2010

We know that the Mac App Store is launching soon. Steve Jobs has said that it would go live “within 90 days” back when it was announced on October 20th. Now AppleTell has an inside source who claims that Apple is trying to launch the Mac App Store before Christmas, specifically on December 13th and telling developers to have their software ready by Monday, December 6th.

The Mac App Store will require an OS update to end users and the new OS X 10.6.6 has already been seeded to developers. If true, they are being pretty aggressive with this timeline.

LaCie USB 3.0 driver for Macs

Posted in LaCie by Conner Flynn on November 4th, 2010

LaCie has released a new Mac USB 3.0 driver. No Mac ships with a USB 3.0-ready port by default, so the driver can only support accessories on a Mac Pro equipped a LaCie PCI Express adapter, or a MacBook Pro with the company’s ExpressCard/34 adapter. Either way, Mac OS X 10.5 is required.

The company is claiming that it delivers speeds of up to 130MBps for single hard drives, and 220MBps for dual hard drives. Several models are compatible, including the Minimus, as well as USB 3.0 versions of the 2big, d2, Rugged and Rikiki.

Combine Collective offers sweet wood keyboard tray for Mac

Posted in Apple by Shane McGlaun on September 17th, 2010

I am an unorganized person by nature and don’t care for keyboard trays and other things that some folks use to keep their desk organized and tidy. I prefer to just set my stuff directly on the desk and work with what I have. There are a lot of folks out there though that want a keyboard tray and can’t stand the clutter.

If you are one of these organized sorts and happen to use a Mac, Combine Collective has a cool new keyboard tray made from black walnut wood that may be the best-looking tray ever. The thing is hand-made in Canada with water-based glue and a food safe stain finish.