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).

Review: Urban Armor Gear – A Military-Grade Case for iPhone 6

Posted on 08/02/2015 by Ian Fuchs

A few weeks ago, a video made it’s rounds on the internet of an iPhone riding a weather balloon to over one hundred thousand feet into the stratosphere, then descending back to earth – the iPhone remaining safe and intact through the entire expedition. What you may not have known is that the case that ensured the iPhone’s safety is made by Urban Armor Gear, and isn’t out-of-this-world expensive.

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Review: K-board – A Compact, Durable USB MIDI Keyboard

Posted on 06/02/2015 by Ian Fuchs

The K-Board is an extremely durable, 25-key midi keyboard, featuring soft touch keys with smart fabric, and professional midi features (pitch bend, octave up/down, velocity control, etc.), and is compatible with Mac, PC, and iOS.

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How To: Build a iPad Stand for Less Than a Dollar

Posted on 13/01/2015 by Ian Fuchs

A little internet hunting, and some subtle modifications, and I’ve come up with a great iPad (or any tablet, really) stand that you can construct at little-to-no-cost, by yourself in a matter of minutes, with a small section of cardboard, some scissors or utility knife, and a dollop of patience.

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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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