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. Now, so many years later, Ian's love is as strong as ever, justifying the collection of iPads, iPhones, Apple TV, Macs, iPods, and his beloved Power Mac G5. Ian resides in Chicago, works as a Systems Administrator at a college, spends most of his free time with his wife and daughter, prefers alternative music, and plays various instruments (drums, guitar, piano, trumpet).

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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Review: CleanMyPhone – Reclaim Your iDevice’s Storage

Posted on 14/04/2014 by Ian Fuchs

Photos, apps, music, and movies can certainly be the culprit for lack of iPhone storage – but what is this OTHER thing that’s taking up space? How do you find them, and how do you get rid of them? CleanMyPhone for Mac is your one-stop-shop for freeing up some of that unmanagable space.

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Google Glass – Answers to (Some of) Your Questions

Posted on 06/01/2014 by Ian Fuchs

In the times I’ve taken Glass out in public, I’ve received a handful of questions about how it works, what it does, and the like. Since Glass is extremely new, and relatively rare to see out and about, it seemed only fair to address some of the more common questions I’ve been asked.

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How To Setup Facebook Chat in Messages or iChat on Your Mac

Posted on 19/11/2013 by Ian Fuchs

The Mac App Store is home to more than 15 separate third-party Facebook Messenger apps. Some of them aren’t terrible – but sometimes the simplest solution is the one that comes straight from the source. According to Facebook, you can actually use Facebook Messenger straight from Messages.app (and even iChat).

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