MacJury #1216: Holiday Gift Ideas from The MacJury


With the holiday season in full swing, The MacJury takes a break from the serious topics to deliver a truly eclectic set of suggestions for those on your gift list. Whether a serious geek or with no tech interest at all, your gift-giving problems are solved by the panel of Melissa Davis, Weldon Dodd, Jeff Gamet, Jean MacDonald and host Chuck Joiner.

The video version of this episode is available on MacVoicesTV.


Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices, MacVoicesTV, MacNotables and The MacJury, a group of shows and web sites that make up The MacVoices Group. You can catch up with what he’s doing by following him on Twitter, friending him on Facebook, or circling him on Google+.

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Melissa Davis is a mother of two children and TheMacMommy to many and their Apple gadgets with her personal information technology consulting business. She lives in Tucson, AZ where she synchronizes with her science teacher husband and their two young fanboys. She enjoys social networking and helping people all over the globe and in her own back yard get more joy from their Apple hardware and software. Her website is The MacMommy. You can connect with her on Twitter and on Google+.

Weldon Dodd, is the owner of Rewind Technology, a Mac-focused consulting firm based in Denver, CO, a contributor to TheAppleBlog on GigaOM, and the curator of You can find him on Twitter too.

Jeff Gamet is the Managing Editor for The Mac Observer, and the author of Fresh Brewed Tales, a chronicle of Jeff’s strange adventures at coffee shops. You can find his regular updates on Twitter.

Jean MacDonald is a partner and head of Marketing and PR at Smile, developers of PDFpen and TextExpander, as well as an active member of the tech community. A would-be rock ‘n roll star, you can follow all of Jean’s exploits on her Twitter stream.

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