Articles by Ian Fuchs

Ian, Senior Review Editor at MacTrast, has been an Apple enthusiast for years, starting in 2000 with an iMac and iMovie. In college, Ian developed skills and further interest in all things Apple. Ian's expanding skill set increased his love for Apple's products. Now the owner of an iPad Air 2, iPad mini, iPhone 6S Plus, Apple TV, MacBook, MacBook Pro, numerous iPods, and a classic G5 Mac Pro, he is "pretty familiar" with Apple's products. Ian resides in Chicago, works as a Programmer & Systems Analyst at a college, loves his dog more than probably normal, spends most of his free time with his wife and plays various instruments (drums, guitar, piano, trumpet).

App of the Week: Blob Climber – Another Crazy Addicting iOS Game

Posted on 23/12/2014 by Ian Fuchs

The App Store is home to literally thousands of games, yet the ones that seem to reach mass appeal are always the fun, somewhat mindless, yet ridiculously challenging, often addicting games. Blob Climber is one of those games, and is a great one to play while killing some time during your travels this holiday season.

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App of the Week: Golfinity – Never Ending Mini Golf

Posted on 26/11/2014 by Ian Fuchs

Golfinity offers endless mini golf levels, and diverse challenges. Using fixed perspective on each hole, your goal is to hit the ball from the tee to the hold, avoiding holes, utilizing the walls, ramps, stairs and whatever else the game can throw at you, just like a real golf course.

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App of the Week: Rooms – Forums Get a Modern Makeover

Posted on 25/10/2014 by Ian Fuchs

Before the invention of Twitter, Youtube, and Facebook, there were various forums that allowed users to post questions or comments on a topic, and others could respond. Now, the team behind Facebook’s app is attempting to rejuvenate the world of topic-focused forums with “Rooms!”

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App of the Week: Tadaa – HD Pro Camera

Posted on 11/10/2014 by Ian Fuchs

In the first edition of App of the Week, Check out Tadaa – a great camera app that provides the missing link between DSLR photography and iPhonography.

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Review: The Misfit Shine – A Classier Activity Tracker

Posted on 14/08/2014 by Ian Fuchs

The Misfit Shine is a bluetooth connected activity & sleep tracker that borrows design elements from the Apple’s iDevices, as well as traditional watch makers, to create a truly gorgeous device, perfect for any occasion.

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Review: Beastgrip – The Universal Photography Rig

Posted on 23/06/2014 by Ian Fuchs

Whether you’re an aspiring photographer or videographer, or just looking for a way to mount your phone to a tripod to film your daughters next dance recital, the Beastgrip is an incredible product that is worth checking out!

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iDevice Videography – The Latest Trend in Video Production

Posted on 02/06/2014 by Ian Fuchs

For amateur videographers, and creatives not looking to spend a lot to get a huge level of expandability, sometimes an iPhone or iPad is all it takes to begin to produce great content. While there will always be a place for professional grade cameras, video editing software, and expensive rigs – consumer/amateur video is a market that Apple is slowly chipping away at.

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Review: Kevo – A Smarter Way To Secure Your Home

Posted on 20/05/2014 by Ian Fuchs

The “connected home” is one of the biggest areas of innovation as of late, with smart appliances, voice-controlled thermostats, and app-driven lights taking center stage at various electronics shows and making appearances at various home improvement stores.

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Review: iRig Pro – Recording Just Got a Whole Lot Better

Posted on 17/04/2014 by Ian Fuchs

Anyone who has ever tried to record quality audio directly into their iOS device or computer has inevitably come to a crossroads in their experience. What’s the easiest, highest quality method for capturing great audio…? IK Multimedia’s new iRig Pro is a universal solution for capturing quality audio, regardless of what you’re recording on the go!

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