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Envy News seeks Mac reviewers - two of them. One must have an iPod. Both must have Macs, 2.1Mpixel or higher-resolution digital cameras, broadband access is prefered, and you must have an affinity towards creative-writing and a good understanding of Mac OS X, trouble-shooting OS X. Knowledge of PHP and/or HTML is an asset. Eighteen years or older, male or female accepted.

Advantages: You keep all items that you review. You will report to RtC and ultimately me. This has no monetary remuneration, but hardware does flow fast and strong, so those that seek plentiful gizmo/gadget/peripheral gear at the cost of your own time, then please apply!

Please send a PM here on EhMac to me, or an e-mail to: [email protected].

I'm sorry EhMax for posting this here, but I have a desperate need of Mac reviewers.

Thanks in advance,

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Hello,

I've had a large amount of applications for these positions, and may extend it to three spots. I won't be making a decision until later tomorrow, as I'd like everyone here to have a chance to reply. Thanks to all the e-mails, PMs, and forum replies so far.

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I've already picked 2 of the 3 spots.
Applicants chosen have been contacted in PMs on ehMac.ca. I'm awaiting acceptance to the offer before I post names.
I'm debating the 3rd pick now.

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Hmm M.A.G.I.C.BBS. Sounds familiar. I think I logged in once or twice there. Ever hear of a large BBS called Helix Online BBS?
 

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Hello All...

Well, Here are the two Staff Picks for the Envynews.com Mac Reviewer positions:

The Mayor (ehMax)
Arachnid (Ron)

As for the third position, I can't decide. I've had over 60 total applications for all three spots, and truthfully, i've been a bit overwhelmed by the sheer talent found on ehMac.ca.

At this time, I won't be picking a third person for this third position. HOWEVER, I will "Keep your applications on file". Man, I hate that phrase... Fear not, I mean it. If the EN.com Mac Dep't gets as successful as the PC department, well, I'll need to hire about six more reviewers. So, keep your eyes peeled for a surprise reply from me in the near future...

As it stands now, both Ron and ehMax will be sent some peripheral gear to 'test' them, and if they pass (which, my gut tells me they will), then I believe they'll help turn the tides of war and we'll make another dent out there with good Mac reviews in this vastly over-populated (infested?) PC Planet.


Cheers,

N.

[ May 22, 2003, 10:38 PM: Message edited by: ehMax ]
 

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Oh, and btw, The Mayor has some plans for all of you here, so it's not a total (and odd) coincidence that I've picked him... I'll leave that there for now, and let him pick it up where I left off, when he's ready. <cough>

Ah, one more thing, your own 'jfpoole' finished a succinct review on a Vaja I-VOLUTION 10GB iPod Case. It's a beauty of a case, and the company has several incredible products if you're looking for a PDA case as well.

URL:
http://www.envynews.com/review.php?ID=453

 

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Ah, thanks! Nice to see people reading my site ;)
Btw, we have a few Mac reviews in-bound. Stay tuned!
 

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FYI!

EhMac.ca's very own Ron Stevenson (a.k.a. Arachnid) has just finished reviewing and posting a new review on EnvyNews.com.

MacMice iScoot.
http://www.envynews.com/review.php?ID=480



We have one more Mac review to be published today, and from someone very special here! Stay tuned.
 

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Oh um, btw, I can't quite reveal the details right now or why etc, but I'm looking to hire 3 Mac News Writers for a new Mac site. Cough. I've already said too much.

If you're interested in writing and posting news on a soon-to-be big Mac news/reviews site, let me know in PMs here.

These are News positions only. It's a way for you to take center stage, if you like being in the lime-light and such. Egocentrics apply here-in.

Thanks.
 

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I'm editing EhMax's/The Mayor's review now.

Btw, I've received two applications for the News Writer positions.

The new Mac site will be going public within 2 weeks.

There's actually some very exciting things surrounding this new site announcement


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Well said, StrongBone.

First off, I can populate the review section of the new site with dozens if not 100s of reviews of gear that we've reviewed on the Mac and PCs, or of gear that is mac compatible. Two, the new site seems to already have six dedicated staff, of which two are from the main site. Three, I see EnvyNews.com as being a successful business model and site template, and it has succeeded amongst 1000s of PC sites, in just 3 short years. I can only truly find a handful of sites to compete against on the mac side of the fence. Four, very few of those sites review hardware. As it stands now, we have over a dozen pieces of gear sent to us for mac reviews, and with my established contact database of 164 hardware manufacturers, I don't really think we'll ever have a shortage of gear to review. Lastly, it seems i've already sold advertising for the new site, from a Mac peripheral/accessory manufacturer, and that's based on our excellent review of 1 of their products, without them even having seen the new site. That speaks for itself.

Oh, and to clarify things, since i've purposely left things vague, www.envymac.com will be a Macintosh Hardware/Peripheral/Gadget review site, with news/editorials/columns, and Features for MacWorld Expo coverage (ie: we'll be attending shows) and the like. We're doing that now and have been doing that now on the main site, but it's time to physically separate the beauty from the beast (EnvyMac from EnvyNews).

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Btw, of interesting notice, Envynews.com has an Alexa.com popularity rating of 6691. Maccentral.com/Macworld.com has an Alexa.com popularity rating of 7963. That stunned me today. Lower is better. Apple.com's rating is 171. Neat stuff.
 

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Ok, it's official. The ball has started to roll, and it's picking-up a lot of momentum. We have SO MUCH mac review hardware in-bound now, and getting published on the PC site.

Check out RtC's review of the first Griffin PowerMate accessory - the MacMice IceMate. (http://www.envynews.com/review.php?ID=483)

Now for the really exciting stuff... Remember when IMG/Inside Mac Games had a site appearance overhaul? Well, EnvyMac.com is being graphically-designed by the same Graphic design studio/Artist! I was in talks with the owner this past week, and he's agreed to go ahead with the design of my new site. The work has begun.

Another cool thing, on the opening-day of the EnvyMac.com, we'll have a series of mac-hardware give-aways! I haven't pieced together all the gear yet, but it appears we'll have a Belkin 6-port FireWire Hub, a 128MB Flash Memory USB Watch (review in-bound!), and we're finallizing a storage drive give-away.

We're also negotiating other elements of the site that are in a way tied to EhMac.ca. More on that if it in fact takes root.

To reiterate, we won't be a News Site competing against MacCentral, nor do I plan to compete against EhMac.ca for its forums. All will be made clear soon!
 

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Yes, and in another installment of 'The Thread That Never Dies', we take a look at the iSkin PowerBook Keyboard Protector.

URL:
http://www.envynews.com/review.php?ID=487



On another note 'mmmflame' is officially our first News Writer for EnvyMac.com - hired from your very own ranks, here at EhMac.ca.
 

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Another Mac review has been posted. From The Mayor this time. MacMice PodPerch - stand for iPod new and old.

http://www.envynews.com/review.php?ID=498#start

Btw, EnvyMac.com won't be launched until the end of the July at the earliest. It's a huge undertaking, and with my current schedule of 25 PC reviews per month on EnvyNews.com published, my hands are a bit full. However, we'll be making up its delay with a few 100 or 1000 dollars in Mac gear give-aways.
 
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