Articles by J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.

Promo Codes Added To Mac App Store

Posted on 04/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

MacStories, who reported that promo codes were not available on the app store back in December, has reported that promo codes are now available in the Mac App Store.  Like iOS promo codes, 50 codes will be available per-version and…

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iPad 2 May Be Announced Next Week

Posted on 03/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

There’s an interesting new rumor circulating suggesting that sources for MacNotes.de have shared information with them about an event that Apple has planned for next week to showcase the iPad 2.  Their sources also allegedly spoke of the iPad 2’s…

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How to Read The Daily Without an iPad!

Posted on 03/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

If you don’t have an iPad, but still want to read The Daily, there is hope!  Andy Baio has created an ambitious Tumblr feed indexing each and every issue of The Daily.  Sure, it’s not quite the same reading experience…

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Google, (Imaginary) Defenders of the Open Realm

Posted on 03/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

If I had a dollar for every time an Android fan boy verbally assaulted me for using an iPhone 4, I’d never have to buy my own drinks again.  However, the same sheeple who call Apple’s platform a “walled garden” and tout the open-ness of their own platform fail to realize a certain critical point: Google’s so-called openness is not quite what it seems.

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Giveaway: Atrio Special Edition (ASE) Earphones

Posted on 01/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

You may have noticed that MacTrast.com has a new lick of paint? We’re moving on up in the blogging world and we will be actively posting the best and most relevant Apple and Mac news.

We’re so excited about our new venture that we want to celebrate, and we’d like you to join in the celebration too, so we’ve created a giveaway (sponsored by our friends at Future Sonics) for you to help you join in the fun.

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New Macbook Pros Imminent? My Thoughts

Posted on 28/01/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

It appears to be that time again – Supplies seem to be tightening on Apple’s current models of Macbook Pros, MacRumors release schedule is issuing a do not buy warning, and the annual schedule is nearly in line for a…

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AT&T Plays Catch-Up, Offers Unlimited Data Once More

Posted on 26/01/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Looks like AT&T’s playing a rough game of catch-up with Verizon.  The Associated Press recently reported that the giant telecom provider is offering unlimited data packages to certain individuals that opted to give theirs up when they made the switch…

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iPhone 5 May Feature Facial Recognition

Posted on 25/01/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

It seems that there is some chance that the upcoming iPhone 5 (and perhaps the iPad 2) will feature facial recognition technology. This idea com’s from Apple’s 2010 acquisition of a Swedish company called Polar Rose – a company known mostly for their mobile face recognition technology called FaceLib.

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Apple’s Pentalobular Putdown

Posted on 21/01/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

It seems that Apple is once again at the forefront of trying to keep us from tampering with out gadgets. Though the practice is clearly an anti-consumer one, it’s unclear exactly what motivation Apple has in this case.

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CES: What A Wonderful, Digital World

Posted on 12/01/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

I recently returned from the 2011 CES convention in Las Vegas, and I must say, it was quite a week! Although I am not a fan of Vegas (quite hate it really), I was nevertheless overwhelmed by the overall CES experience. Read on to learn more about my experiences and discover why we live in such an amazing, digital world.

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