Review: Corel’s Master your DSLR course (Part One)

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Part One–The Ebooks (check back for Part Two–The DVDs) I’m not an artist—though I like to fancy myself one. I can’t draw, I can’t paint, I can’t sculpt grand masterpieces. But I have a need for an artistic outlet. I’ve always had an interest in photography. In high school—oh so many years ago—I took a photography course. You know, the kind where you learned not only how to take pictures, but how to develop your own film. Yes, film. Remember that stuff? Years later when I decided to rekindle my …

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Mac-Forums Investigates MacKeeper

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Update (July 27, 2013): Grammar/spelling errors corrected and a short section about Mac-Forums’ relationship to the product was added. Introduction One of the persistent questions around the forum has to do with a piece of software called MacKeeper. A cursory scan of the forum will paint in the minds of new members a confusing picture. On the one hand, many of our community members argue against it, describing it as bad, harmful, problematic and, my favourite, akin to snake oil (thanks to chscag for that one). On the other, the software is a permanent …

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VEHO’s Muvi X-Lapse…thing.

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I’m going to get the really boring and technical stuff out of the way first, so that I have room for my personal thoughts and… stuff. What is the Muvi X-Lapse? “The MUVI™ X-Lapse is the must have accessory for every film maker who wants to add something different to their movie edits. The MUVI™ X-Lapse enables a film maker to take up to 360° degree sweeping time-lapse images that when edited together create an amazing movie effect. It has both male and female standard 1/4 -20 UNC tripod screw …

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The best budget headphones ever? NuForce NE-770x

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First a big thank you to both NuForce and those at the Mac-Forums for making this review possible! Let’s take a look at the NuForce NE-770X dynamic in-ear headphones.   They come packaged in a basic cardboard box, encased in a fairly easy to open blister package. Nothing fancy. But what would you expect for $35? Like most in-ear headphones sold today, they also come with a cute little draw-string pouch, though in this case, a spiffy white one as opposed to the often seen black color. Nice touch. Also …

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Review: NuForce NE-600X/M

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Introduction In the market for an in-ear headphone to use for my gym sessions, I got the opportunity to review the NuForce NE-600X/M and compared them to the Apple headphones that come bundled with the iPods and iPhones. Packaging & Contents The NE-600X/M, unlike other headphones I’ve bought and seen at the store comes in an easy to open plastic shell. The top cover is released by depressing the tab. While not designed to be used as permanent storage for the headphones, it does provide a convenient way of storing the …

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Review: iMac Riser/Stand

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  Overview Seated ergonomics is crucial to ensure that prolonged computer use doesn’t adversely affect your posture. The Apple iMac is an all-in-one computer with a base at a fixed height. The entire assembly can be tilted up or down based the table height and that of the user. One option many users employ to change the height of the iMac is to employ a VESA mount to elevate the entire display assembly. This, however, can be cumbersome to install and depending on the mount location, cumbersome to use. Product If …

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Review: TinTac Hoxton messenger bag

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Inspired by the area in London with the same name, the TinTac Hoxton is designed as an everyday commuter or casual bag. The Hoxton is a casual messenger-style bag that is big enough to carry a 13” MacBook or iPad.

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