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New rumor claims Retina iMacs are in the late testing stages at Apple

A new rumor from 9to5Mac claims that Apple could be close to launching a Retina display version of its all-in-one iMac, stating that several unnamed sources have used the product and that it is in the late testing stages. While the report claims the basic design will remain the same, the...
Microsoft's new Mac vs. PC hyperbole

Microsoft's new Mac vs. PC hyperbole

Microsoft has three new Surface Pro 3 ads out today that, as promised, switch from trying to attack the iPad to trying to attack the MacBook Air. Given how heart-breakingly, bank-breakingly unsuccessful Surface has been to date, it's hard not to sympathize. It's also hard not to think repeating...
What's your next dream Mac? Find out!

What's your next dream Mac? Find out!

There are rumors of a Retina MacBook Air, of a 4K iMac or 4K Thunderbolt 2 Display, we're still waiting on the Haswell Mac mini and some even hold-to-hope for an iOS MacBook Air that can detach into an iPad Air. So far this year Apple has only done minor processor bumps and price cuts to their...
What's your next dream Mac? [Poll]

What's your next dream Mac? [Poll]

What's your next dream Mac? The Mac is doing great these days, not only growing faster than the PC market as a whole, but growing where the PC market pretty much isn't. The craziest thing about that is this — Apple hasn't even introduced new consumer-level Macs for a while. Last year's new Mac...
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China may have banned government purchases of iPads and other Apple products

A new report from Bloomberg claims that the government of China has excluded a number of Apple products, including the iPad, the iPad mini and a number of MacBook laptops from a list of approved products that can be purchased with public money. Bloomberg cites unnamed sources for the basis of...
Upgrade your MacBook's SSD up to 960GB on the cheap

Save big today on huge SSD storage upgrades for your MacBook

Transcend's SSD upgrade kits for the MacBook Air or Retina MacBook Pro are seeing substantial discounts today on Amazon. The upgrade kits swap out the modular SSD board on older versions of the laptops (alas, they're not compatible with the more recent models) and uses your original SSD as a slim...
Modbook Pro X turns the Retina MacBook Pro into OS X tablet... for a price

Modbook Pro X turns the Retina MacBook Pro into OS X tablet... for a price

Modbook is back, and this time they're taking their tablet converting-ways to the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. Modbook has for several years been converting MacBooks into the OS X tablet that Apple has so far not released to the world. They've converted the old white MacBooks and the last...
Like the MacBook Air stickers in Apple's new ad? Here's where you can get them!

Like the MacBook Air stickers in Apple's new ad? Here's where you can get them!

Apple's new MacBook Air ad shows off a ton of stickers that can be used to give your, in some cases well-loved, Mac some custom, cartoon, cultural, or just plain crazy flare. So, if you see one that catches your attention, that you think would look simply smashing on the back of your MacBook Air...
Apple's new ad proclaims the MacBook Air is 'the notebook people love'

Apple's new ad proclaims the MacBook Air is 'the notebook people love'

The MacBook Air is a pretty awesome piece of equipment and Apple knows it. A new commercial has hit the airwaves and it proclaims the MacBook Air is the "notebook people love". While it might not be the preferred laptop in Apple's lineup for everyone, those who have one generally don't hesitate...
EFI update to address rare wake from sleep issues on mid-2011 MacBook Air's now available

EFI update to address rare wake from sleep issues on mid-2011 MacBook Air's now available

If you have a mid-2011 MacBook Air and have been experiencing issues with the system taking longer to wake from sleep than expected or your fans run at full speed when after waking device up, Apple has now made available a new EFI update that aims to address those problems. It's a small 4.3MB...
Apple introduces new 21.5-inch iMac starting at $1099

Apple introduces new 21.5-inch iMac starting at $1099

Apple has released a new model of their iMac desktop computer at a lower price point. The new model is part of the 21.5-inch lineup and starts at $1,099. For that price, customers get a 1.4 GHz Intel Core i5 processor with an Intel HD Graphics 5000 graphics chip, 8GB of memory, and a 500GB hard...
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Tim Cook praises "American manufacturing expertise" in making Mac Pro

Apple CEO Tim Cook used his Twitter feed today to show himself touring the Mac Pro factory in Austin, Texas Thursday. The post was an effort to promote the company's decision to start bringing more electronic product manufacturing to the U.S. In his Twitter post, Cook wrote: Watching the...
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Intel's newly announced Core M processors will pave the way for thinner MacBooks

Intel today announced a new family of Core M "Broadwell" processors that will help make hardware even thinner. The MacBook Air is already pretty darn thin — the thinnest Mac available, in fact — but the design hasn't seen a substantial update since 2010. That's a long time, long enough for Apple'...
This is what happens when you load a Mac Pro with explosive C4

This is what happens when you load a Mac Pro with explosive C4

I'm not really into blowing up expensive electronics with C4 or anything else for that matter but I'm perfectly fine when other people do it on the stuff they spent their own money on. Who am I to care what they do with it? It's their money. Plus, it provides me with some mindless entertainment...
Regarding ARM-based Macs

Regarding ARM-based Macs

There's a story going around about Apple working on ARM-based Macs. In other words, Macs that, instead of Intel chipsets, use the same kind of Apple A7-style chipsets found in the iPhone and iPad. The story is nothing new. ARM-based Macs, touchscreen Macs, iOS Macs, Retina Macs... Apple...
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...

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