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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...
What's on Peter's Mac dock?

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

The most frequently accessed apps on my Mac, and why they're there as of February, 2014 Rene's recent What's on Rene's iPad right now! post inspired me to do my own, and as the resident Mac guy, I'm spinning mine in a slightly different direction — here's what's on my Mac dock instead. The left...
How to use multiple 4K displays with your MacBook Pro

How to use multiple 4K displays with your MacBook Pro

I ordered a new Mac Pro but not early enough for it to arrive in a timely fashion. The three Dell UltraSharp 32 UltraHD displays I ordered to go along with it, however, arrived almost immediately. So, I did what any self-respecting geek would do — I connected them to my Retina MacBook Pro. Here's...
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....

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