Refurbished Macs: The Only Way to Buy

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There are always pros and cons when buying used electronics. You usually save a ton of money, but it’s at the expense of functionality or looks. There might be a dent in the case or just some general wear and tear, but you can buy it at a discount compared to the price tag of […]

Refurbished Late-2013 13-Inch MacBook Pro Now on Sale

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Following the first time that the new 15-inch MacBook Pro models were added to Apple’s online refurbished store over the weekend, the latest 13-inch models are now up for sale for those that don’t mind buying refurbished, especially since you can grab one for as low as $1,099. The entry-level 13-inch model comes with a […]

Refurbished Late-2013 MacBook Pro Now For Sale in Apple’s Online Store

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After initially releasing back in October, the new Retina-equipped MacBook Pros are now for sale in refurbished form in Apple’s Online Refurbished Store. You can get the new 15-inch MacBook Pro with a Haswell processor starting at $1,699 right now, which comes with a 2.0GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB solid state […]

What’s in My CES Gear Bag: Craig Lloyd

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Last year was my first CES, and frankly, I brought pretty much anything and everything with me because I wasn’t sure what to expect, but now that I’ve seen the belly of the beast, I’ve fine-tuned and optimized my gear bag and only brought stuff that I would absolutely use, instead of just a bunch […]

How to Set Up a New MacBook Pro or MacBook Air

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People who received a new MacBook as gift or for themselves will need to set things up for peak performance. Let us offer some steps to get things running and to help avoid paying Best Buy or Staples to tweak settings and install software. Users can do it easily without the wait. Apple offers personal setup […]

How to Stop Hackers From Playing Peek-a-Boo With MacBook Webcams

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In a startling discovery, it appears that the webcams on Apple’s iMac desktops and MacBook laptops could be remotely activated without the knowledge of the user. To assuage privacy concerns, many notebook manufacturers–including Apple–place a recording indicator light next to the camera lens to alert users that the webcam is activated. However, despite these efforts, […]

MacBook Pro vs. MacBook Air: Which One Should You Buy?

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Not too long ago, it was pretty obvious whether or not the MacBook Pro or the MacBook Air was the laptop to buy; one was a power user’s dream that carried a lot of speed and performance, and the other was a less powerful, albeit ultra-portable notebook that’s great for road warriors. However, times have […]

Apple Releases OS X 10.9.1 Update

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Apple has pushed out the latest update to OS X 10.9 Mavericks. OS X 10.9.1 comes with the usual stability and compatibility statement, along with notes on changes that affect OS X Mail users, specifically Gmail users, and also a VoiceOver issue that kept it from speaking when sentences contained emoji characters. There is also […]

Apple Black Friday 2013 Deals: Gift Cards Instead of Discounts?

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Apple may not discount any iPads, iPhones or MacBooks on Black Friday as it has in recent years. Rumors are swirling that Apple will offer gift cards bonuses with select purchases on Black Friday. According to unnamed sources that spoke to our friends at 9to5 Mac, Apple’s Black Friday promotion will be decidedly different from […]

Windows Notebooks that Can Match the New MacBook Pro Battery Life

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When Apple debuted its new Macbook Pro this morning many industry insiders gawked at the new machines 9 hours of battery life. Although laptops and desktops have been steadily gaining in battery life for years, only recently have they been able to last the amount of time Apple’s new professional-grade notebook does. Fortunately, users don’t […]

Apple Kills MacBook Pro. Long Live the New MacBook Pro.

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Apple has not been shy to kill off aging technologies that are on their way out, and it’s repeating that this year with the late 2013 release of the new MacBook Pro notebooks. Optical drives, hard drive storage, and low resolution display are all on their way out. In the recent past, Apple had offered […]

Apple Recalls Some MacBook Air SSDs, Get Yours Replaced

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Apple has announced that it’s recalling some MacBook Airs that were bought between June 2012 and June 2013 due to faulty solid-state drives that may be vulnerable to failing at any time, specifically 64GB and 128GB models. Obviously, this is kind of a big deal, since all of your precious is data on that solid-state drive, […]

Consumers Are Ready for a new MacBook Pro LTE, is Apple?

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The New MacBook Pro 2013 models are expected within two weeks, as Apple plans a fall event where we should see new MacBook Pro with Retina models in 13″ and 15″ sizes, but Apple still lags behind when it comes to connectivity. As LTE networks flourish and shared data plans make prices competitive, it’s time […]

7 Tips for New MacBook Pro Buyers

A New MacBook Pro 2013 update is likely just around the corner.

Apple’s fall event is now set in stone for October 22nd which means that new products are on their way. Apple is expected to introduce a number of new products including OS X Mavericks, the new Mac Pro, and two new iPads in the iPad mini 2 and the iPad 5. There are also rumors […]

Can Apple Redefine Ultra-Portables Again With 12-Inch Retina MacBook Air?

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Apple is rumored to be introducing a new 12-inch MacBook Air model to bridge the gap between the existing 11- and 13-inch ultra-portable laptops. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who had been accurate with Apple rumors in the past, is saying that the new Retina Display 12-inch model won’t be debuting until mid-2014. According […]

Apple Rumored to Adopt IGZO Displays on 2014 MacBook, Battery Life Will Soar

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Thanks to Intel’s fourth generation processors, known as Haswell, we’re seeing battery life on Apple’s recent MacBook Air refresh nearly double what it was before. However, we may see even greater increases in battery life as Apple is rumored to be making the jump to IGZO, or indium gallium zinc oxide, display technology, which can […]

New MacBook Pro Benchmarks Indicate Buyers Might Want to Hold Off

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Just a month after supposed benchmarks of an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro appeared on the Geekbench performance measuring service, new postings on the website may have given users looking to buy the latest MacBook Air a reason to think twice: a new next-generation 15” MacBook Pro. Early Tuesday, benchmarking results for a device only identified […]

Apple’s Latest Notebook Patent Continues to Make PCs Look Obese

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Despite moving into the thin, light, and powerful computing segment with Intel into the Ultrabook space, PC vendors are reportedly concerned about Apple’s latest patent filing. Apple, which has led the industry with its minimalist design and more recently with thinness thanks to the MacBook Air, has filed for a patent that would see the […]

New MacBook Air Wi-Fi: ‘You Are Not Connected to the Internet’

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The new MacBook Air models have a serious Wi-Fi problem that makes it difficult to recommend buying Apple’s latest computers until the company fixes the issue. Complaints litter Apple’s support forums  and after testing my review 11″ and 13″ MacBook Airs at several locations I can confirm the problem first hand. If your MacBook Air Wi-Fi is […]