The MacJury convened for the first of our Holiday Gift Guide shows to help you decide what to give and what to get this holiday season. The first panel came up with a wide variety of products for the tech-oriented, the geek-oriented, and normal folks too. From video to training resources to pajamas, the panel of Wally Cherwinski, Kelly Guimont, Jean MacDonald and host Chuck Joiner kick off the holiday season.
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Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices. You can catch up with what he’s doing on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, App.net and LinkedIn.
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Kelly Guimont is an Editor at The Mac Observer, covering Apple news and software, including guesting the TMO Daily Observations Podcast. When she isn’t speaking at conferences like Macworld and MacTech, Kelly spends her time hosting The Aftershow with Mike Rose and explaining technology to the masses. Follow her on Twitter if you dare.
Wally Cherwinski is a Videographer based in Ottawa, Canada. Originally trained as a scientist, he spent a portion of his career in research and teaching at the University of Cambridge, England while doubling as a freelance photographer and writer. Later, he joined Canada’s National Research Council and spent many years managing communications for the Canadian Space Program.
Starting with 16mm film, he has written and directed numerous documentaries and television features, including projects with Canada’s National Film Board. More recently, he has combined his passion for video with his love of travel.
Wally has been a Mac user since the original 128K in 1984 and his Apple “museum” includes 28 Macs (not to mention Newtons, iPods, iPhones & iPads). He has delivered video workshops at Macworld, at Macintosh User Groups in Canada and on three MacMania cruises. He also writes a regular video column in the ScreenCastsOnline monthly magazine. You can connect with him on Twitter and App.net, or view his Cirque du Mac videos (and others) on his YouTube channel.
Jean MacDonald is the founder of App Camp For Girls a program to encourage more girls to pursue software development, as well as an active member of the tech community. Jean also publishes a weekly newsletter, Well-Tempered. A would-be rock ‘n roll star, you can follow all of Jean’s exploits on her Twitter stream.
lynda.com. (tutorials on a wide range of topics)
RippleTraining.com (Final Cut Pro X & video editing)
IzzyVideo.com (Final Cut Pro X & video editing)
ScreenCastsOnline.com (weekly iOS and Mac OS X tutorials; monthly magazine)
olloclip for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Jackery ® Mini Premium iPhone Charger 3200mAh Power Pack – Ultra-Compact Aluminum Portable Battery Charger External Battery Pack
Jackery ® Bar Premium Aluminum iPhone Charger External Battery 6000mAh Portable Charger Power Bank
Camera lens kits for iPhone from IzzyGadgets.com
Square Jellyfish Mini Tablet Tripod Mount (NEW UPDATED VERSION) (Mount Only)
Square Jellyfish Jelly Long Legs Micro Tripod (Tripod Only)
Square Jellyfish Jelly Legs Micro Tripod (Tripod Only)
Joby Gorillapod flexible tripod
Apple Gift Cards
Jawbone JAMBOX Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Jawbone Big JAMBOX Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Swissvoice CH01-OG ePure Handset for iPhone with Siri Integration and Home Base
Star Trek Communications Badge
Star Trek Pajamas (The Original Series)
Star Trek Pajamas (The Next Generation)
Star Trek Transporter Room Shower Curtain and Rug
BOOM Swimmer Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100 CLR 600DPI USB Mobile Scanner
Black Pelican 1510SC. Comes with padded dividers & Lid pouch & Free TSA lock