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Imagining a new Mac mini - what do you want to see?

Imagining a new Mac mini: What would you like to see?

Apple's diminutive Mac mini is long overdue for a refresh. Will Apple just give it a speed bump or is it due for an overhaul? What would you like to see in the new Mac mini? The Mac mini is overdue for a major refresh. It's been well more than a year, and it's been several years since the Mac...
After nearly a year, Europe gets the Mac Pro again

After nearly a year, Europe gets the Mac Pro again

It was March of 2012 when Apple stopped selling the old, huge Mac Pro in Europe, when the EU enacted a new set of electronic safety regulations and the poor old beast couldn't comply. Apple completely revamped the Mac Pro, of course, and the new unit went on sale on December 30th. Now it's...
Get the most out of your MacBook Pro with the LandingZone DOCK

Get the most out of your MacBook Pro with the LandingZone DOCK

LandingZone has launched its new docking station for the MacBook Pro with Retina display, simply called DOCK. DOCK has everything needed for a complete desktop docking solution for your MacBook. The docking station uses one of the MacBook's Thunderbolt ports, as well as the right side USB and...
Want to use your new Mac Pro on its side? No problem, says Apple

Apple says no problem to side-mounting the new Mac Pro, but why?

In case you were wondering, you can use your new Mac Pro on its side, according to a recent post on Apple's Knowledgebase. But why would you want to? Read on to find out. The fan system works both horizontally and vertically, according to Apple, though users are cautioned to accommodate for...
OWC confirms new Mac Pro processor can be upgraded

OWC confirms new Mac Pro processor can be upgraded

Other World Computing and iFixit recently did teardowns of the new Mac Pro, revealing that the system's processor is socketed. That led to conjecture that the Mac Pro could be upgraded with a new processor, and now OWC has proved it. The company took a stock Apple 6-core Mac Pro - the second...

Mac Pro gets the iFixit teardown treatment

The new Mac Pro has gotten a teardown by the folks over at iFixit. Unlike some other recent Apple products, iFixit seems quite impressed with the repairability of the Mac Pro. Despite some issues, such as the lack of user-upgradeable internal storage, the Mac Pro received a reparibility score of...
Think the Mac Pro is pricey? Make one yourself, but get ready to pay a stiff PC tax

Think the Mac Pro is pricey? Make one yourself, but get ready to pay a stiff PC tax

Can you build the PC equivalent of a Mac Pro and save yourself some money doing it? If Stephen Fung at Futurelooks's effort is any indication, then the answer is a resounding no. Fung attempted to cobble together a do-it-yourself PC with somewhat similar specs to the Mac Pro, and ended up...
The Mac Pro is an object of tech lust, but do you actually need one?

The Mac Pro is an object of tech lust, but do you actually need one?

After months of anticipation, Apple began accepting orders for the new Mac Pro this week. Customers who weren't able to get their hands on one right away are waiting until February. It's good to see pent up demand for Apple's highest-performing Mac system, but the question posed in this article's...
Hoping to get a Mac Pro soon? Plan on waiting until February!

Hoping to get a Mac Pro soon? Plan on waiting until February!

When Apple began accepting orders for the new Mac Pro earlier today, the company specified that orders accepted today would be ship by late December. But before too long that figure slipped. Now orders from the online Apple Store aren't expected to be delivered until February. Most of Apple's...
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New Mac Pro now on sale, Sharp 4K monitor appears with it

As reported yesterday, Apple has today made the brand spanking new Mac Pro available to order, and alongside it the Sharp 32" 4K monitor that appeared in the store briefly before. We've known the starting prices for some time now, but only today do we learn how much we'll be putting down for some...
The New Mac Pro: What options to Apple's high-end Mac should you get?

The New Mac Pro: What options to Apple's high-end Mac should you get?

Mac Pro Buyers Guide: Apple's newest Mac model is also its most powerful, but is it right for everyone? Going into 2013, the prospects of Apple's aluminum Mac Pro looked increasingly dim. Based on an industrial design that was introduced prior even to Apple's switch to the Intel processor, the...
The new Mac Pro finally available to order on December 19th

The new Mac Pro finally available to order on December 19th

Ending literally half a year of speculation, Apple on Wednesday announced that its new Mac Pro will finally be available to order starting Thursday, December 19th. The completely redesigned Mac Pro will be available starting at $2,999. The Mac Pro was first unveiled at Apple's WWDC event in San...
Why the heck would anyone buy the non-Retina MacBook Pro? Well...

Why the heck would anyone buy the non-Retina MacBook Pro? Well...

With the "standard" 13-inch MacBook Pro and its Retina display-equipped counterpart only $100 apart, you might think that few people would be interested in the older MacBook Pro. It's thicker, heavier, has a lower resolution screen, is less power-efficient and isn't as speedy. You'd be wrong....
21.5-inch iMac vs. 27-inch iMac: Which all-in-one desktop Mac should you buy?

21.5-inch iMac vs. 27-inch iMac: Which all-in-one desktop Mac should you get?

iMac Buyers Guide: A comparison of the different versions of Apple's razor-thin all-in-one Mac desktop Apple's iMac rewrote the company's fortunes at a time when Apple desperately needed a hit. The year was 1998. Steve Jobs had returned to take the helm of the ailing company, but Apple had spent...
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MagSafe 2: My love hate relationship with Apple's current power connector

Anyone who owns, or has owned a recent MacBook will be familiar with the MagSafe. Apple's take at the laptop charger, and something in my experience that comes with a very distinct love and hate relationship. The latest incarnation, MagSafe 2, one would anticipate being an improvement on the...
Mac mini: Is Apple's entry-level Mac the one you should buy?

Mac mini: Which entry-level options should you get?

Mac buyers guide: The Mac mini is Apple's least expensive Mac computer, but that doesn't mean it's Apple's least capable At $599, the Mac mini is the entry-level Mac computer. It's $400 less than the next least expensive system, the MacBook Air. It's also a step behind other Mac models because...
MacBook Pro with Retina display 13-inch vs. 15-inch: Which powerful Mac laptop is right for you?

MacBook Pro with Retina display 13-inch vs. 15-inch: Which powerful Mac laptop should you get?

MacBook Pro with Retina display buyers guide: Choosing between the light 13-inch and the top-of-the-line 15-inch You're going to buy a new Mac, and you've narrowed your choice to one of Apple's new sleek, speedy MacBook Pros with Retina display. Seems like an easy choice, doesn't it? Just decide...
Apple gift guide: How to pick the perfect iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Mac!

Apple gift guide: How to pick the perfect iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Mac!

How to pick the perfect Apple gift for the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Mac lovers in your life! We're entering what is, for many, the biggest shopping and gift-giving season of the year, and by virtue of their quality, cachet, and overall coolness, Apple gifts are always high on everyone's lists....
MacBook Air 11-inch vs. 13-inch: Which ultralight laptop should you get?

MacBook Air 11-inch vs. 13-inch: Which ultralight laptop should you get?

Mac buyers guide: How to choose between the tiny but powerful 11-inch MacBook Air or the bigger 13-inch model We've already compared MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros, and you've decided that the svelte MacBook Air is right for you. Now you have to decide which MacBook Air is right for you - the...
Mac mini vs. iMac vs. Mac Pro: Which Apple desktop should you get?

Mac mini vs. iMac vs. Mac Pro: Which Apple desktop should you get?

Mac buyers guide: How to choose the best new Mac desktop - the small but powerful Mac mini, the elegant all-in-one iMac, or the new Mac superpower, the Mac Pro Not everyone needs or wants the portability a Mac laptop has to offer. For everyone else, Apple makes desktop models, ranging in price...

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