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Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 switches targets from iPad to MacBook

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 switches targets from iPad to MacBook

There's an old cliche that it takes Microsoft three tries to really nail a product. Like most cliches it's as true as it is untrue, but with the just announced Surface Pro 3 it really does look like Microsoft finally understands their product and its position in the mobile device spectrum....
Take your Mac Pro on the go with the WaterField Go Case

Take your Mac Pro on the go with the WaterField Go Case

If traveling around with a traditional MacBook Pro isn't powerful enough for you, then you may want to check out the new Mac Pro Go Case from WaterField Designs, a sleeve that allows you to tote around your Mac Pro. The sleeve itself looks like an insulated container for a giant Thermos bottle...
MacBook Air vs. (mythical) Retina MacBook Air: Should you buy now or wait?

MacBook Air vs. (mythical) Retina MacBook Air: Should you buy now or wait?

The new, less expensive MacBook Air is tempting. But is Apple planning to release a Retina MacBook Air, and if so, should you wait? Apple refreshed the MacBook Air this week, bumping processor speeds modestly and dropping the price $100. Meanwhile, rumors abound that Apple is working on a new...
MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which MacBook model should you get?

MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro: Which laptop should you get?

MacBook buyers guide: How to choose the best new MacBook - the thin, lightweight MacBook Air, or the robust and powerful MacBook Pro. You've decided that it's time to replace your aging Mac with one of Apple's new laptops. Or maybe you're jumping onto the Mac platform for the first time. MacBook...
The new MacBook Air is cheaper and faster, but is it worth buying?

The new MacBook Air is cheaper and faster, but is it worth buying?

Now faster and cheaper, the MacBook Air is Apple's best laptop value. But is it right for you? On Tuesday Apple quietly released a new version of the MacBook Air with an upgraded processor and a lower price. Is the refreshed MacBook Air worth getting? Let's take a look. On a scale of mild to...
Apple MacBook Air

Apple tipped to update MacBook Air tomorrow with fresh new Haswell processors

It's been a while since we've seen a substantial refresh of the MacBook Air, and while there's one pegged to land tomorrow, it won't be a substantial one either. Instead we're looking at a slight update, with Apple swapping out the last-generation Intel Haswell processors for the current-...
The Mac mini: the best game console in the house

The Mac mini: the best game console in the house

With a little work you can turn your Mac mini into a powerful Windows gaming system. So why not? I just heard something: A tectonic eruption of eye-rolling from PC gamers. Look, if you've got a custom rig with Nvidia Titan hardware and 4K displays to run Crysis 3 in ridiculous mode, move along....
Twelve South introduces BookArc möd for Macbook with interchangeable inserts

Twelve South introduces BookArc möd for Macbook with interchangeable inserts

Twelve South has started selling a great new accessory for Macbook owners called the BookArc möd. This is a continuation of their established and excellent Macbook holder, with a few key differences. Now the BookArc comes in one of three types of hardwood finishes, and is universally compatible,...
What's on Peter's Mac menu bar right now!

What's on Peter's Mac menu bar right now!

The permanent residents of my Mac's menu bar, and why they're important to me We've told you about what's on our iPads and Macs before, explaining our choices in apps, desktop wallpaper and more. It's my turn again so I thought I'd share with you the contents of my Mac's menu bar. I've...
Mac Pro innards

OWC rolls out turnkey processor and memory upgrade for the new Mac Pro

That Mac Pro that's taking up space on your desk can be faster, better, stronger with new upgrades from OWC. The new turnkey upgrade program lets you send in your shiny new Mac Pro to OWC, have their Apple Certified technicians swap out your piddly old chips for powerful new ones, and then ship...
MacBook Air

Retina MacBook Air rumored for later this year

Something many of us crave, supply chain rumors claim that Apple will finally launch a MacBook Air with Retina Display later on this year. Treat it with caution, since the source, Digitimes, has a mixed record when it comes to accuracy. Nevertheless, here's what they have to say: However,...
12-inch Retina MacBook with no fan, new trackpad makes the rumor rounds

12-inch Retina MacBook with no fan, new trackpad makes the rumor rounds

A forum post on Chinese language site Weiphone.com offers up tantalizing details on Apple's next round of MacBooks. The comments are attributed to an author with a credible track record of breaking leaks and photos for MacBook laptops in the past, according to MacRumors.com. The poster reports...
We have a 4G iPhone, 4G iPad - where's the 4G MacBook?

We have a 4G iPhone, 4G iPad - where's the 4G MacBook?

The MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are both great devices to get work done while you're on the road, but in order to get anything done online you only have one choice: Wi-Fi. Why doesn't Apple offer 4G LTE as an option on those devices, too? When I'm out with my laptop, I'm often within the range...
How to give your MacBook stunning Wood Keys with RAWBKNY!

How to give your MacBook stunning Wood Keys with RAWBKNY!

Ever wish you could have luxurious rosewood or beautiful bamboo keys on your MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or Apple keyboard? Well, with the Wood Keyboard by RAWBKNY, you can! Hand cut and finished in Brooklyn, NY, they backed by 3M adhesive so they're easy-on, easy-off. And best of all, your...
What's on Rene's Mac dock right now!

What's on Rene's Mac dock right now!

Escalation. Costner brings a knife, Connery brings a gun. Wayne dresses in a bat suit, a smiling psycho gets green hair and a purple suit. And I write an article about my iPad Home screen, so Peter goes and posts about his Mac dock. Well, two can play the escalation game. So, here's what's on my...
MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro 13-inch (that's the non-Retina one) reportedly ending life in 2014

A report today suggests that Apple will be retiring the regular, non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro in the second half of 2014. The news comes via Digitimes, a somewhat hit-and-miss source that cites insiders in the supply chain, and claims that Apple will be taking the MacBook Pro line Retina only...
Got a new Mac Pro? SMC update keeps Power Nap activities quiet

Got a new Mac Pro? SMC update keeps Power Nap activities quiet

If you have a new Mac Pro, check Software Update for Mac Pro SMC Firmware Update 2.0, a change to the System Management Controller (SMC) firmware used in your shiny new computer. According to Apple, the new SMC 2.0 update "enables the Mac Pro to enter Power Nap without running the fan for most...
booq Boa squeeze bag hands-on!

booq Boa squeeze bag hands-on!

The booq Boa squeeze packs five accessory pockets spread along the sides and the back, an iPhone compartment on top, and an iPad and MacBook Air or MacBook Pro pockets inside. And yet it still manages to look sleek and sexy! Thanks to a 1680 denier ballistic nylon exterior and ultra-soft nylex...
No, Mac Pro delivery dates aren't 'deteriorating'

No, Mac Pro delivery dates aren't 'deteriorating'

Earlier today French Mac news site MacGeneration reported that international Apple store sites showed April as the estimated ship date of the new Mac Pro (that April time frame is now in the US Apple store). That's being reported elsewhere as a "deterioration" of the Mac Pro's delivery schedule....
How to set up a Mac mini-based media server part I: Physical connections

How to set up a Mac mini-based media server part I: Physical connections

If the Apple TV isn't enough for you, maybe a Mac media center is the way to go. Here's how to use a Mac mini to get the job done The Apple TV isn't the best solution for everyone. The number of apps it works with are limited, and you can access most of that content from the web. What's more, it...

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