It's the beginning of another DonorsChoose Challenge! From now until the end of the month we'll be raising funds for public school classrooms with the help of DonorsChoose.org, my second-favorite site on the Internet.
ALL donations up to $100 will be MATCHED if you enter the code MACLIFE at checkout -- this is a first for us, and I could not be more excited. We have a chance to raise soooooo much moneeeeeeyyy!!!
And to get things started right, I'm offering some bonus prizes for now through Wednesday. More details inside!
Say, did something happen this week that made headlines? We're trying to remember what it was… Oh yeah! Now we remember. The New iPad busted down other tablet makers' doors, dragged them out of bed, and spanked them right across the bottoms. And a bunch of diehard Apple fans camped out ready to be there when it happened.
Now that you've had time to take in the news of Apple's new iPad, you're probably wondering whether it's worth waiting in line for it come March 16. Well, why bother doing that when we can give you one? That's right: we'd like to offer you a chance to win your own iPad 3, without having to wait in line on day one to receive yours.
We all have tales about it: the days when our most used keyboard command was Ctrl + Alt + Delete and our whole life could Blue Screen away in an instant. Fortunately, those days are long gone, as our Macs have fixed those irritating problems we used to have with Windows PCs. But we got to thinking the other day here at the Mac|Life offices: when was the last time we actually used a PC? Most of us don't remember because we've blocked those memories, so that's why we want to hear yours.
Summer's just around the corner, so this month, we're giving away a very special Mystery box of Mystery to one very lucky Mac|Lifer. What's in the box will only be revealed the second it arrives at your door, but we know you love a good mystery.To be eligible, you'll need to leave your best summer memory in the replies!
The Saddleback Leather bag is 7.5lbs (completely empty) and costs $555 (completely emptying your wallet). We gave it a 3/5 in our review; SOLID is the only fitting score for a bag of this size.
So how are you supposed to get your hands on this fine piece of meat/leather? We’d suggest some sort of abnormal-feat-of-strength contest just to make sure our winner’s qualified to carry the behemoth baggage, but since that’s not practical (and we’d get jealous) we’ll resort to the all too familiar “leave a comment below” strategy.
The golden days of radio haven’t died – they’ve just... changed. Nowadays, anyone can log on to any number online radio stations and listen to the exact kind of music they want to hear. Unfortunately, this usually limits listening to your computer — or in some cases, your phone. Enter the Grace Allegro Portable Wi-Fi Internet Radio. This bad boy comes with over 17,000 free radio stations, can be used as an alarm, and can even be battery powered making it really, truly portable. In short, you want this.
This month, we're giving away a Mystery box of Mystery to one very lucky Mac|Lifer. What's in the box will only be revealed the second it arrives at your door, but we know you love a good mystery. So to be eligible, you'll need to leave your best riddles in the comments section (with answers!). Not everyone will win, but at least you'll have a few new mysteries to solve!
This is the final week of our 2010 DonorsChoose Challenge, so let's step it up and outgive Maximum PC's readers, OK? Mac! Life! Mac! Life! Mac! Life! (Sorry, I've always been a sucker for a really good chant.)
Yes, you guys are awesome to the power of $1,171. That's a lot of cash! Nice going!
MaximumPC * DonorsChoose > MacLife * DonorsChoose
Meaning yeah, they're still ahead of us. But we've got two weeks left to catch them, and an unprecidented glut of 33 prizes to give away this week, so find out how you can get in on the action, after the jump...