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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...
Haswell MacBook Airs get Boot Camp firmware fix

Haswell MacBook Airs get Boot Camp firmware fix

Apple on Thursday posted EFI Firmware Update 2.7, an update aimed specifically at new MacBook Air models made since mid-2013 (that is, the ones equipped with "Haswell" processors). This update addresses an issue which may cause a black screen to appear when installing Windows 7 or Windows 8...
Never mind Retina Displays: Get ready for 4K on the new Mac Pro

Never mind Retina Displays: Get ready for 4K on the new Mac Pro

Last year Apple introduced MacBook Pros with Retina Displays, and many folks watching the Mac market have assumed that it's only a matter of time before the rest of the line has them too. That may be true, but the newly redesigned Mac Pro is going to leapfrog that by offering something that so...
New firmware update fixes battery problems on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro with Retina Display

New firmware update fixes battery problems on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Retina Display MBP

Apple on Tuesday released new System Management Controller (SMC) updates for 2012-era MacBook Pros, 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina Display, and MacBook Air mid-2012 and mid-2013 models. The updates are available through the Software Update system preference and through Apple's...
New iMac teardowns reveal upgradable Flash storage, more

New iMac teardowns reveal upgradable Flash storage, more

The folks at iFixit have gotten their hands on Apple's new iMacs in order to do a couple of teardowns to see what's inside. They conclude that the iMacs haven't changed radically inside, though there are some tweaks - some for the better, some worse. iFixit scored the 21.5-inch iMac lower than...
Apple updates iMac with Haswell, 802.11ac, Nvidia 700 graphics

Apple updates iMac with Haswell, 802.11ac, Nvidia 700 graphics

Apple on Tuesday announced updated iMac computers equipped with Intel's fourth-generation Core "Haswell" microprocessors and other improvements. They're available beginning today at the same prices as before: 21.5-inch iMacs start at $1,299, while 27-inch models start at $1,799. The 21.5-inch...
Want amazing new performance out of your old Mac Pro? Here's how

Want amazing new performance out of your old Mac Pro? Here's how

Apple's new Mac Pro has some Mac users buzzing: the tiny machine appears to be crazy fast, and it's a total redesign of the system - replacing the giant aluminum box of yore with a tiny little black cylinder. But should you replace your Mac Pro with the new one? If you want to get as much bang...
Apple posts new Mac Pro cinema teaser, eyes melt, brains explode
Apple teases fall release for new Mac Pro with new ad in movie theaters

Apple teases fall release for new Mac Pro with ad in movie theaters

Apple is now showing a teaser for the new Mac Pro in movie theaters. The video is apparently a slightly tweaked version of the one shown at WWDC this year, according to MacRumors: According to reports from several people who have seen the teaser, it ends with the line "Fall 2013," offering...
Apple offers graphics replacement program for some 2011-2012 iMacs

Apple offers graphics replacement program for some 2011-2012 iMacs

Apple is acknowledging that some "Sandy Bridge"-era iMacs have issues with their graphics subsystem and is offering to repair them, according to 9to5 Mac. The iMacs in question were manufactured between May 2011 and October 2012, when Apple introduced the radically redesigned thin iMacs that...
iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac: 2013 back to school buyers guide!

iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac: 2013 back to school buyers guide!

The definitive guide to everything Apple: Which iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Mac should you buy before you - or your loved one - goes back to school! There's nothing more stressful for parents or students than the annual back-to-school insanity that prefaces the actual return to educational...
MacBook Pro battery life

Retina MacBook Pro battery life sucks? Here's how to fix it!

You buy yourself a shiny new MacBook Pro Retina, and it comes with a pretty healthy claim on battery life. Especially, taking into account all those pixels that are being pushed around on that gorgeous display. You may also, like me, have noticed over time a pretty sizeable deterioration in your...
Want: Transparent case for the new Mac Pro

Want: Transparent case for the new Mac Pro

I know. The new Mac Pro isn't out yet, won't even be out for month still. But here's the thing. I keep remembering what it looked like at WWDC 2013 outside the keynote, shown off behind glass both in its case and with its guts exposed. I keep looking at the pictures, and I find myself liking the...
MacBook Air (2013) software update 1.0 is here to fix all your Wi-Fi dropping, photoshop flickering, audio fluctuating ills

MacBook Air (2013) software update 1.0 is here to fix all your Wi-Fi dropping, photoshop flickering, audio fluctuating ills

A software update is now available for the new-as-in-2013 MacBook Air. Apple describes it as follows: This update fixes an issue that in rare instances may cause an intermittent loss in wireless connectivity, an issue with Adobe Photoshop which may cause occasional screen flickering, and an...
Will the new Mac Pro make your office look like an episode of Hoarders?

Will the new Mac Pro make your office look like an episode of Hoarders?

After years of wringing our hands and wondering what was to become of our beloved Mac Pro, Apple finally gave us an answer last month. While we won't see it until later this year, the Mac Pro has already made an impact, because this year's model is a radical departure from anything that's come...

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