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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...
Review: Waterfield Designs Staad Backpack

Waterfield Designs Staad Backpack review

For nigh on a decade I've carried my laptop in backpacks, which work out great - they're comfortable to use over both shoulders and can hold a lot of stuff. Finding one that doesn't look like I'm heading to class or getting ready for a wilderness adventure can be a bit tough, though. Enter the...
Losing Audio in OS X Mavericks? Here's what you can do about it!

Losing Audio in OS X Mavericks? Here's what you can do about it!

OS X Mavericks is experiencing a bug where audio goes dead system-wide. For many it seems to occur when trying to play a Flash (like YouTube) video in Chrome. For others, it just seems to occur. So far, it seems limited to new, Haswell-based 2013 MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros. So what's happening...
What's up with the Haswell Mac mini?

What's up with the Haswell Mac mini?

Apple's June refresh of the MacBook Air saw the introduction of Intel's fourth-generation Core processors, internally called "Haswell." Apple's spent this autumn introducing new iMac and MacBook Pro systems that also use the Haswell architecture (except for the venerable "standard" 13-inch...
iPad Air vs. MacBook Air: Which Apple ultra-portable should you get?

iPad Air vs. MacBook Air: Which Apple ultra-portable should you get?

2013 iPad buyers guide: How to choose between Apple's new iPad Air and the 2013 11-inch MacBook Air! Apple now has two products designated as "Air", the MacBook Air, updated last June with the latest generation Intel Haswell processors, and the brand new iPad Air, introduced in October with a...
Unique Ive/Newsom-designed red Mac Pro goes to auction, benefits Project(RED)

Unique Ive/Newsom-designed red Mac Pro goes to auction, benefits Product(RED)

Apple design VP Jony Ive and industrial design maven Marc Newsom have collaborated for charity on the design of a number of products on auction next month through Sotheby's, including solid gold Earpods, a table, a piano and a Leica camera. Now there's a one-off red-clad Mac Pro as well. It's...
iFixit tears down the new MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch and 15-inch

iFixit tears down the new MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch and 15-inch

If you enjoy knowing all about the bits and bobs that go into the technology you purchase, it should come as no surprise to know that iFixIt has already got their constructively deconstructive hands on a pair of new MacBook Pro Retina's  and as such, have already began tearing them down. The 13-...
Say goodbye to internal "SuperDrives" with the latest MacBook Pro refresh

Say goodbye to internal "SuperDrives" with the latest MacBook Pro refresh

It's the end of an era. At Tuesday's iPad and Mac Event, Apple refreshed the MacBook Pro with Retina Display with Intel's fourth-generation "Haswell" Core processors and other enhancements. In the process, the company quietly put to bed the last remaining Mac computers that include an internal "...
New Apple video shows how the new Mac Pro is born

New Apple video shows how the new Mac Pro is born

You got your first look at it Wednesday during the iPad & Mac Event in San Francisco, but Apple has now posted to YouTube a video it calls "Making the all-new Mac Pro." The 2:03 video shows the creation of the Mac Pro from the initial molding of the aluminum outer body to its final assembly...
Retina iPad mini and iPad Air

Retina iPad mini and iPad Air event: What we didn't get

Now that the iPad event has wrapped up, it's time to take stock of what we got and what expectations have been left unfulfilled. Before we dive in, it's fair to note that they announced a lot - a new MacBook Pro, the iPad Air, Retina iPad mini, and lots of extras on products that have already...
Apple posts full iPad & Mac keynote video, in case you missed it!

Apple posts full iPad & Mac keynote video, in case you missed it!

If for whatever reason you missed out on the iPad & Mac keynote from earlier, you can now head on over to the Apple website to relive the event in all its glory as Apple has posted it in in its entirety. That said though, if you're not wanting to check it out in your browser you can hold off...
Mac Pro will be available before the end of the year, starts at $2,999

Mac Pro will be available before the end of the year, starts at $2,999

Apple has announced from their live event that the long anticipated Mac Pro refresh will still be happening before the end of the year. Apple has however announced that the price will start at $2,999 for a base model. The base model Mac Pro features 3.7HGz quad-core Xeon processor, 12GB DRAM,...
Apple announces new retina MacBook Pros, starting at just $1,299 and available today

Apple announces new retina MacBook Pros, starting at just $1,299 and available today

Apple has just announced new MacBook Pros from the live event going on right now. The new MacBook Pros will feature the new Haswell chips just as the MacBook Air received over the summer as well as extended battery life. The new retina MacBook Pros will feature Thunderbolt 2, 802.11ac WiFi...
Apple 2013 iPad & Mac event preview

Apple 2013 iPad & Mac event preview

Analyzing rumors and speculation surrounding Apple's 2013 iPad & Mac event! We're only hours away from Apple's 2013 iPad and Mac event, and just like the invitation says, there's a lot left to cover. Last year we got the improved iPad 4, all new iPad mini, redesigned iMac, and the 13-inch...
Have a 2012 MacBook Air? Apple has a firmware update and possible replacement drive for you!

Have a 2012 MacBook Air? Apple has a firmware update and possible replacement drive for you!

Apple has been having problems with the solid state storage on 2012 MacBook Airs for a while now, so it's great to see they've released a firmware update, and replacement program, to address them. Here are the details from Apple: Apple has discovered that a small percentage of flash storage...

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