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Do You Remember Your First Tweetup?

I not only remember my first Tweetup, I remember them all! Each one I attend or host gives me an opportunity to meet new people, reconnect with old friends, and make some all-important business contacts. There is always a lot of fun to be had, a lot of networking to do, and more laughter involved than should be allowed by law. However, some people are not as fortunate as I am.

Take my Community Manager Kat, for example. The poor woman has never attended a Tweetup before. Can you believe that? I decided that this simply wasn’t acceptable. She’ll be in Seattle for a week in February, to attend her second Microsoft MVP Summit. So, I decided to throw together a little Tweetup in her honor that Friday, February 19th! If you’re in the Seattle area, we’d love for you to join us.

Have you ever attended a Tweetup – or perhaps a Facemeet? What memories and connections do you still carry with you? What advice might you have for our Kat, as she embarks on her first-ever Twitter meetup? Let’s rally together as a community, and show her the time of her life.

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Magic Mouse Review


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I believe in magic. I also believe in Apple. Therefore, I had to buy the new Apple Magic Mouse. There is no scroll ball on this particular mouse, as there was on the Mighty Mouse. The entire surface of the Magic Mouse is touch-enabled. I like this a lot, as I had issues with the scroll ball getting stuck at times on my Mighty Mouse. I do have to say I was a Microsoft mouse users for many years, until Apple started shipping the Mighty Mouse – and now the Magic Mouse.

As with any Apple mouse, you can right click. Simply enable this by adding a click feature. With this Magic Mouse, you can even swipe or scroll with a flick of your finger, since the whole surface is literally touch-enabled. I wasn’t kidding about that.

This is a bluetooth mouse, which is nice. It connected fairly easily, and worked perfectly out of the box. I did receive one of these a couple of weeks ago, but it was a faulty device. Apple was great though, and sent me a replacement right away.

I can even use this mouse to zoom in, just like with any other mouse in OS X. All you have to do is hold down your Control button and scroll up to zoom in. Hold down Control and scroll down in order to zoom back out.

Keep in mind that the Magic Mouse works best with OS X Snow Leopard. It will work with other versions, but it’s not as smooth of an experience.

Maybe you want scrolling but don’t want swiping. Or two-button clicking instead of one. Whatever the case, Magic Mouse works the way you want it to work. All you do is go to the Magic Mouse preference pane in System Preferences to enable or disable features. It’s designed to fit comfortably in your hand whether you are right or left-handed. You can easily swap those left and right button preferences using System Preferences.

So what’s my verdict? I like the new Magic Mouse. However… I still like my Mighty Mouse, as well. I don’t know yet if I’ll use one or the other on a constant basis, or if I’ll switch between the two. What are your thoughts? Have you used the Magic Mouse yet? Do you love it – or hate it?

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Does Your Mouse Have a Skin?


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I’ve admitted it before, and I will again. I happen to love Apple’s Mighty Mouse. It fits my hand, and works perfectly for me. It’s probably the best mouse I’ve ever used. I now have three of these, and they each control different machines. How can I easily tell which one is which? The one for the iMac is black… did you know that Apple made a black Mighty Mouse? Well, they don’t, actually. I’m using an iSkin.

Just as famous super heroes need a protective cape to save the day, your beloved Apple Mighty Mouse needs eye–catching ProTouch protection for many, many days of functional use and stylish good looks.

The innovative ProTouch for Mighty Mouse is made of premium, high–grade silicone, and features built–in antimicrobial protection to inhibit the growth of odor and stain causing bacteria on the product. The form–fitting cover provides lasting defense against dirt and spills, and can conveniently be removed/reapplied for quick, easy cleaning.

Available in your choice of six gorgeous designer colors, the ProTouch for Mighty Mouse delivers the total comfort and usability that you expect, and the powerful, long–lasting protection that you demand.

It really does come in excellent colors. You can choose from black, white, pink, orange, lime green, and a very cool electric blue color. These run about $20.00, and are a fun way to dress up your Mighty Mouse.

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Mighty Mouse vs Microsoft Laser Mouse 8000

http://live.pirillo.com – A wireless mouse is a beautiful thing, but what mouse is perfect for you? JC asks why Chris got a mighty mouse and if Chris could "point" him in the right direction. How lame.

Chris has been happily using the Mighty Mouse, but also enjoys his Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 8000.

Apple has the design and elegance going for it, as well as the "tech coolness" factor in only having one button yet being able to right click. The scroll wheel is also much more comfortable than on his PC mouse. It’s for all of those reasons that Chris likes the Mighty Mouse over most of his other peripherals.

Webboy posted a video response claiming that you cannot right click with the Mighty Mouse, but Chris disagrees: you can right click with the Mighty Mouse, even though it only has one button. All you need to do is configure it correctly.

Chris prefers to use the Laser Mouse 8000 on his PC mainly because it’s made for the PC.

What mouse do you use?

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