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Hello everyone! If you’ve noticed I’ve again been slow on the blogging the last couple weeks, and I have to yet again apologize for the delays. So many projects and jobs to work on, sometimes I feel like a hexacore CPU with all threads loaded!

I’ve been working on a personal project though, which is very rare! As many of my readers know I am a passionate filmmaker and I am usually filming or editing when I’m not geeking out. I have another site at www.HomelessInterviews.com and it’s the project site for my upcoming documentary film called “Project H.i.”.

I just launched my Kickstarter project so I’m asking every dedicated reader to check it out and support me as I have supported all of you!

You can go directly to my Kickstarter campaign by clicking HERE.

Thanks for supporting the blog, and especially for supporting me, I couldn’t do it without the community!

-David Leach aka “exempt”

Today at 5:00 am PST, TwelveSouth a company that most Apple owners are very familiar with and love dearly, launched a new product called MagicWand. MagicWand connects your wireless Apple bluetooth keyboard to your Magic Pad, something that a lot of us had wanted to do for quiet a while. Here’s the description from TwelveSouth and a video:

“What is MagicWand? It’s a cool little accessory that connects Apple’s Magic Trackpad to your Apple Wireless Keyboard, creating the sleek, one-piece input device you’ve been imagining. MagicWand creates an amazingly efficient keyboard you can pair with iMac, MacBook and your Apple home theater setup. Use it on your desk, the sofa or anyplace else you use your Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple’s Magic Trackpad.”

For only $29.99 it’s a pretty good deal and they beat some competition to the finish line (I can’t find the damn link to the product that is almost identical to the MagicWand sorry!), if you want to add a number pad to the keyboard, check THIS out.

Better touch tool is a tiny app that does so much for an Mac user. It adds more touch gestures and touch locations to your magic trackpad, magic mouse, or trackpad (and add shortcuts with keyboard).  It also adds windows snapping (the feature in windows 7) . Best of all it’s FREE. You can download it HERE and setting it up is extremely easy.

Just select which device you want to configure and then select whether you want a gesture or keyboard shortcut or mouse shortcut, it really can’t be any easier…but I’ll say it… if you need help you can always find the help here.

🙂

-David

A couple weeks ago Apple sent me a nice letter and a little box. They had sent me a free Magic Trackpad as a gift for nondisclosure information and I was thankful for the small gift. The Magic Trackpad measures 5×5 roughly, slightly larger than the trackpad on your Macbook Pro, and functions exactly the same. Is it innovation? Not really. Is it cool? Kinda. Do you need one to replace your Magic Mouse? Not in my opinion.

I’ve been using it for a couple weeks now, actually, it’s been connected for a couple weeks sitting right next to my magic mouse (which I use with my 27″ iMac). I used it for a day, and then was pretty much over it. It’s really about personal preference, and after about 10 minutes of whipping around on the web and iMac, the tips of my fingers whether its on my Macbook Pro, or on this new trackpad, I kinda get this irritating feeling on the tip of my fingers.

If you’ve always wanted a over sized touch responsive trackpad for your computer, then “Oh My Gawwwd”, this is for you. Rotating pics in preview is nice, and flipping through the always over sensitive Finder in Coverflow view is nifty, but the novelty wears off pretty fast. The build quality as always with Apple Wait…what about that iphone 4 antenna gate problem? is top notch, it’s solid and sexy. For power users, I’d say give this a pass, even at their price of $69. Or don’t take my word for it, but I’m sure you’ll think the same thing in a week.