I'm a litigator by day, but I'm perhaps best known on the Internet for my side gig as the co-host of the Mac Power Users Podcast distributed through Relay.fm. Mac Power Users teaches listeners how to get the most from their Apple technology with productivity focused topics and workflow guests. My co-host David Sparks and I have been very fortunate the show has been well received. We've recorded over 300 episodes and years later is still regularly featured as a top technology podcast in iTunes and other podcast clients.
As Mac Power Users has grown in popularity I've become a more frequent speaker and consultant on Apple and all sorts of technology related topics. I've presented sessions for the National Business Institute, Macworld Expo, and the American Bar Association among others. I was a contributor to Macworld Magazine (my mom actually had my first article framed and it's up on the wall) and I write a monthly article for ScreenCastsOnline Monthly Magazine.
I don't ever give legal advice on the Internet or on my Podcast. Please don't misconstrue anything I say as such and please, don't ask.
Product Reviews, Features and Mentions:
I will mention and review products and services I like or find interesting on this site, my podcast or on other places where I contribute. Sometimes these items were sent to me by developers or PR companies specifically for my consideration. Before contacting me about reviewing your product or service, you should be aware of how I operate:
- I can't talk about your something if I don't know it exists, so don't be afraid to contact me, but don't add me to any mailing lists without my permission. You will be blocked.
- No guarantees.. You can send me a product, promotion code, demo unit, whatever. But that doesn't guarantee I'll review or mention your product, much less in a specific timeframe. Don't be a pest. If I do mention or review your product, I don't guarantee it will be positive review. I don't offer previews of my reviews and unless I've made a factual error, I don't change reviews.
- If you're sending me a physical product, let's be very clear on the terms in advance; including if you want it returned, timeframes and shipping arrangements. Once I'm done with review units I may keep them, but will generally give them away or donate them to local computer groups, schools or other organizations.
My Work And Use:
You are free to share the work on this site provided you always include a link back to the original content and never reproduce more than 150 words at a time without my written permission. If you would like to use my work beyond this, ask first.
I accept sponsorship on my podcast, and occasionally on this site. Any sponsored content on this site will clearly be marked as such. I'll also do my best to disclose when I'm talking about a product or service offered by one of my current or former sponsors. While I try to vet my sponsors, sponsorship of my podcast or this site should not be considered a personal endorsement unless I am conveying my personal experiences. As always, caveat emptor - do your own due diligence. Because I am fortunate to personally use and love many of my sponsors products, they do come up from time-to-time on this site. Unless a post is clearly marked as sponsored, aside from any affiliate links, no compensation was provided for mentioning that particular product or service.
Tinker at your own risk:
Reasonable care is taken to ensure the information provided by my website and podcast is up-to-date and accurate at the time of publication. I take no responsibility for any errors or omissions contained herein or any losses, damages or distress resulting from following any of the advice or information made available.
Pursuant to 16 CFR Part 255, the Federal Trade Commission’s Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising, please note:
(1) Software and hardware manufacturers and distributors routinely send me free versions of their products to review. I sometimes keep and continue to use these products that I did not pay for after posting my review, which might be considered a form of compensation for my review, but I do not believe that I let that influence my review.
(2) When I post links to product pages on Amazon, App Store, or other services, sometimes these links include a referral code so that when products are purchased after clicking on the link, I receive a very small percentage of the sale. This helps defray some of the cost of running this site, and gives me a small vested interest in having you purchase products using these links. I do not believe that I let that influence my review or mentions of products.