Cyber Monday(s) are here!

Written by: Jennifer Maloney

Categories: Cool Stuff, Press Release

Shopping at TheGadgetLocker.com just got better! Cyber Monday(s) are here! Now, through the end of the year, every time you make a purchase at TheGadgetLocker.com on a Monday, you can get 10% off your order. Just enter the coupon code ‘cybermonday’ when you’re checking out, and you’ll automatically get 10% off your total purchase. Starting today (Nov. 26th) and lasting through the entire holiday season (up to and including Dec. 31st) take advantage of this great promotion to save you money when buying your favorite iPod and Mac accessories.

TheGadgetLocker.com founder and president, Joe Ryan, says, “We want to thank and recognize our loyal customers by providing them with great prices and deals throughout the holiday season, and not just on a single day.”

TheGadgetLocker.com guarantees delivery by Dec 24th for anything purchased by Monday, Dec 17th, provided that the item is in stock. This makes Christmas shopping easy!

For more information and to take advantage of this holiday sale, visit TheGadgetLocker.com.

TeachMac Version 5 Now Available

Written by: Jennifer Maloney

Categories: Cool Stuff, Press Release

Created Equal announced a major upgrade today for it’s tutorial software: TeachMac & TeachIT. Version 5 is now available for download at TeachMac & TeachIT. These applications are free to download, and give you access to over 150 Mac or Windows tutorials. Some titles are free, while others can be downloaded for a small fee. You can purchase each tutorial a la carte, or choose from one of several subscription plans which start at just USD$10.00.

I downloaded TeachMac to test it out, and it’s very easy to use! TeachMac has a very simple interface that you can use to search for & download tutorials on topics ranging from how to use iTunes to how to build your own Cocoa web browser. TeachMac makes it very easy to create your own customized library of instructional videos.

Along with other improvements, Version 5 now adds support for transferring downloaded tutorials directly into iTunes, making this content available to view on an iPod, iPhone, or the AppleTV.

“Whether or not content is exportable is determined by each author,” says Created Equal President, Byron Turner. “From now on, all materials we author will be exportable and we think most of our authors will do the same.”

TeachMac & TeachIT also allow you to create and sell your own tutorials, earning 100% of the sale price, as well as a percentage of the subscription price. Version 5 offers many improvements in this area, helping you to create better, more interactive content.

Created Equal is a non-profit educational corporation. Proceeds from the sale of subscriptions help to fund the Oasis Project, a permanent, long term sustainable domestic violence shelter and recovery center for women and children.

Audioengine A2 Speakers

Written by: Jennifer Maloney

Categories: Cool Stuff

The Audioengine 2 Premium Desktop Multimedia Speaker system (A2) has just been released. The A2 is designed to produce excellent sound quality and is small enough to fit comfortably on your desktop. The hand-made wooden speaker cabinets house Kevlar woofers and silk tweeters, producing a rich range of tones. There are two audio inputs (RCA and 1/8″ mini jack), and a volume control can be found on the back panel. All required cables are included. The A2 is compatible with a wide variety of items, including: iPods and other music players, computers, televisions, cd and dvd players, cell phones, and video game consoles. It also supports with the Apple remote as well as other remotes. Audioengine 2 Speaker systems are available for $199 US and can be bought at any authorized reseller or on the Audioengine website.

Geek Pouches for New iPods & iPhones

Written by: Jennifer Maloney

Categories: Cool Stuff

Straight from the UK, Geekanoids Shop is now selling black corduroy Geek Pouches for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPod Classic, 3rd gen Nano, and 5th gen iPod Video. Most of the Geek Pouches are black and made of 100% corduroy. There are also limited supplies of tan faux-suede Pouches for the iPod Touch (available while supplies last). Geek Pouches are not padded, but do serve to keep scratches off the iPod’s surface when storing it. It is important to note that the Geek Pouch does come in various sizes, so be sure you order the one that is specified for your model of iPod or iPhone. Prices range from £5.99 to £10.99 when purchased within the UK. More information, including international pricing, return policies, and more photos may be found at the Geekanoids Shop.

PED3 Rotating iPhone stand

Written by: Jennifer Maloney

Categories: Cool Stuff

Thoughtout, the creator of many unique iPod stands, has released the PED3 Rotating Stand for the iPhone.
The flowing design is very sleek and also functional, with a full 360 degree rotatability. The PED3 is made in the US with an all-steel construction and a baked-on black coating. It’s seven rubber-coated fingers grip the iPhone gently while still allowing easy access to the iPhone’s ports. The PED3 can be purchased at the Thoughtout website for $39.99 US.

Montage 1.3 Beta Released

Written by: Jennifer Maloney

Categories: News

MontageMariner Software released Montage 1.3 beta this week. The public version is scheduled to be released in November. Montage 1.3 is a Mac-only screen writing software, and now supports exporting to Final Draft and Movie Magic Screenwriter, giving Montage more compatibility with industry standards.

Montage 1.3 now supports French, Italian, Spanish, and German, as has made improvements to it’s importing from Final Draft feature. Other changes include minor speed enhancements and bug fixes.

Though I personally haven’t used Montage, it sounds like an easy software to learn, yet powerful enough for professional screenwriters to use effectively. With it’s intuitively Mac-like interface, and pre-formatted themes for television, movies, and theatre, it’s a great tool for writing your next script.

Montage also has the ability to link with Apple Address Book, and includes hundreds of industry contacts, making it easier to submit your work.

If you would like to find out more about beta testing Montage 1.3, you can find information at Mariner Software.

Montage 1.3 will sell for $139.95 US, or can be acquired by a free upgrade to current Montage 1.0 owners. Montage 1.3 will also be sold onlne by Mariner Software as well as at retail stores, including: Amazon, CompUSA, Apple, Fry’s, MicroCenter, and The Writer’s Store.