“Hey, Siri!” Apple Event Round-Up


Ok, folks, so Apple's event is over, and we've been swamped with tons of info. Here's a brief synopsis of what I found interesting. I'll pop in with some commentary in a few spaces, but I'll try to keep this brief and easy to skim. But no promises. There will be tons of reviews of the event, and I encourage you to check them all out. (If you'd like to pretend you were there, you could check out MacRumour's Liveblog.) ... Continue Reading

Would You Move from Mac to Windows? [Podcast #49]


I've heard so many people say that they would never leave Apple after moving from Windows. I was one of those people. But when you consider Windows new approach to Windows 10, Apple's record setting profits, and the fact that Apple machines are not designed for doing your own upgrades and maintenance, the prospect of moving back to Windows is back on the radar. How about you? Would you move from Mac to Windows? Here's more on what we think: ... Continue Reading

Monitor Your Mac with iStat Menus


Maybe I'm just a control freak or maybe I'm just a little too techie for my own good; but I like to know what's going on with my computer. How much RAM am I using? How is my CPU handling things? Is my computer overheating? Should I manually turn-up my fan speed? And what about network connectivity? How much am I downloading right now? If you're like me, you like to keep tabs on this while you're doing various tasks on your computer. Back in the day, I used Yahoo! Widgets (do ... Continue Reading

Get the OS X Notification Center Working for You

OS X Notification Center Top

Ever since the Notification Center for OS X arrived, I've ignored it. There. I said it. In fact, in recent weeks, it's become downright annoying to me. I've wasted so much time clicking through, cancelling out messages. “Why the heck do I feel the need to ‘x-out’ all of these notifications?” Such a waste. And that's when it occurred to me: ... Continue Reading

Mailbox Brings the Inbox Gamechanger to Mac [BETA]

mailbox app mac beta screen

Back in February of last year, Mailbox rocked mobile email management with it's groundbreaking iOS app. Since then, Mailbox has joined the ranks of Dropbox and teased rumors of a desktop app. Well, in this case, the rumors are true. Mailbox for Mac is in public beta! (And we have some betacoins for YOU!) ... Continue Reading

Street Fighter II: WWDC Edition [Podcast]

ChurchMag Podcast - WWDC Turns WWF

I casually asked about WWDC at the beginning of this episode of the ChurchMag Podcast, and before I knew it, the topic of WWDC turned WWF as Jeremy and KC went round and round. Phil and I tried our best to inject some humor to lighten the moment, but it was the mention of Ubuntu that saved the day. I painfully present to, the sixth episode in our second series of ChurchMag podcasts: ... Continue Reading

Exciting OSX Yosemite Features In One Infographic


If you have been under a rock, or living in a world of Androids, you may have missed a large event earlier this week. Apple's WWDC milestone event happened earlier this week and many things were introduced, namely iOS 8 and OSX 10.10 or Yosemite. Yosemite has a ton of new features and amazing updates to bring the two operating systems closer together. Instead of going into great detail, and painstakingly long winded writing, you can just feast your eyes on this wonderful infographic of all of ... Continue Reading

How Every Apple Fanboy Watches WWDC [Video]

imac logo black and sparkly

Ah, yes, 'tis the season for WWDC. While I don't think I've personally reached Apple fanboy status, yet, I am curious to see what I can expect from the next version of OS X. As I scan the different 'round-up' posts around the web, the comment section is full of Apple fanboys and anti-fans. The divide runs deep. But I think everyone can agree that poking fun at extreme Apple fandom is always in good taste. :) Here's a comical look at how every Apple fanboy watches WWDC: ... Continue Reading

Changes in the new Windows 8.1 update


This is the second article in the Windows 8.x: Cutting Through the Noise series. One thing Microsoft has been promising now, is a more rapid release/update cycle. And just 5 months after their last major update to Windows 8, they just released another update. It is considered a minor update, but still, it includes some pretty interesting changes. ... Continue Reading