Why I’m Buying the New MacBook Air

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When Apple announced the next-generation MacBook Pro it was hard not to get excited about the huge Retina Display paired with Ivy Bridge processors and Nvidia’s latest GeForce 650M graphics. The new MacBook Air models look just a bit more exciting to me. For the past three years I’ve used a 2009 13-inch MacBook Pro […]

WWDC 2012 Roundup: iOS 6, New MacBooks, and More

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Earlier today, Apple CEO Tim Cook and his colleagues took the stage at the company’s WWDC 2012 conference in San Francisco and announced a host of new products including iOS 6, a brand new, upgraded Retina Display MacBook Pro and more. There were quite a few rumors leading up to the event and while some […]

New MacBook Pro Combines Best of Pro Series with Macbook Air

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Today at WWDC 2012, Apple announced a new MacBook Pro that the company calls “the most beautiful computer” that it has ever made. The new MacBook Pro is incredibly thin and, as expected, it features a gorgeous Retina Display that Apple says is the “world’s highest resolution notebook display.” The display is going to feature […]

Apple Store Down Ahead of WWDC: New MacBook Pros Inbound?

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The Apple Store is down hours before Tim Cook will appear on stage at WWDC, as expected. Apple isn’t expected to announced the iPhone 5 today, though we do expect new MacBook Pros. The new MacBook Pros will likely use Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge processors, so expect faster Core i5 and Core i7 chips across […]

What to Expect at WWDC 2012

What to Expect at WWDC 2012

With Apple’s annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) set to kick off in just a few days, we wanted to take a look at what Apple may or may not be announcing at WWDC 2012. Last year’s WWDC was vastly different from the conferences in the past as Apple shifted from the event from the […]

Liquidmetal to Make Bigger Impact on Apple’s Mobile Lineup

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Apple is looking to capitalize on its investment on Liquidmetal Technologies’ tough and durable coating to replace the aluminum and glass found on many of its portable and mobile products, ranging from iPhones to now Mac computers. While on this is in the rumor stages at this time, it is believed that the Mac-maker will […]

Best Holiday Gadget Gifts For Students

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Shopping for a high school or college student this holiday? Maybe they didn’t get everything they needed during the Back to School rush, or perhaps they’ve discovered new needs now that the semester is about to end. Or maybe you just want to up their game with a sweet gift that will make their lives […]

Apple to Completely Re-Design iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Line in 2012

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2012 may be a big year for Apple as the company plans to overhaul and offer new designs for its mobile product line, which includes the iPhone smartphone, iPad tablet, and MacBook notebook line. Supplier sources informed DigiTimes of new component and parts orders that would corroborate the claims of new redesigns for 2012. The […]

Rumor: Mac OS X To Get AirPlay Mirroring and iMessage

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According to 9to5Mac, Apple software engineers are working to bring AirPlay Mirroring and iMessage to future versions of OS X Lion. Mirroring, which is available for iPhone and iPad users with iOS 5, would allow users to wirelessly broadcast what’s on a MacBook’s screen to an HDTV through Apple TV. This is great if you […]

Who is Apple’s New CEO Tim Cook?

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By now, you might have heard. Steve Jobs has resigned as the CEO of Apple but is remaining on as Chairman of the Board. His replacement? A man by the name of Tim Cook, who has been Apple’s Chief Operating Officer for seven years and a man that many considered to be the CEO in […]

11″ MacBook Air Review: Out-of-Box Experience (video)

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Apple’s computers have had the best out-of-box experience for several years. The experience is now even better with the introduction of the new MacBook Air models and OSX Lion. As someone that’s purchased more than a dozen Macs, I’m used to the unboxing experience. If you haven’t bought a Mac in a while (if ever) […]

11″ MacBook Air Review: 5 Hours of Battery Life is Easy

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Apple claims that the 11″ MacBook Air can run for up to five hours on a single charge. Once again, Apple’s battery life claims are accurate and perhaps a bit conservative. It’s hard to take most PC manufacturers’ battery life claims seriously. The problem is that manufacturers often advertise  battery benchmark results that don’t reflect […]

iFixit Teardown Reveals Replaceable SSD Hardwired RAM

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iFixit already tore apart a new MacBook Air and found that the SSD can in fact be replaced. I tested an SSD upgrade on my 2010 MacBook Air and it is not that hard. It was rumored that the new models would have storage hardwired to the mainboard just like the RAM, making the flash […]

New 11″ MacBook Air Review: First Impressions

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The latest MacBook Air models went on sale today at Apple retail stores. With the demise of the white MacBook, the 11″ MacBook Air is now the most affordable notebook available. I skipped the first generation of MacBook Airs due to their lackluster performance and sky-high prices.But Apple made me a believer in the MacBook […]

New Thunderbolt Display Can Turn a MacBook Air Into an iMac

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Among today’s announcements by Apple, one that can have a big impact on mobile computing relates to the Thunderbolt display. The display finally serves as a proper docking station for MacBooks – a docking station with benefits, that is. The display sports a 27″ screen with 2560 x 1440 resolution. The real standout spec, however, […]

Apple Store Down: New MacBook, MacBook Air and Mac Minis Expected

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The Apple Store is down this morning, which is a good sign that we will soon see OS X Lion available in the Mac App Store, a new MacBook Air, new white MacBook and even a Mac Mini upgrade. Apple normally closes the online store to prepare for the launch of new products and all […]

Mac Screen Rotate: Turn Your MacBook Air Into an Ebook Reader

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Your MacBook Air can already read eBooks, but with a handy screen orientation app you can flip your MacBook Air on its side for a more booklike reading experience. The MacBook Air or MacBook Pro 13 may look awkward while held in portrait mode, but if you are sitting in a big comfy chair the portrait orientation […]

MacBook Air Scarce at Best Buy Prior to Rumored Refresh

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Ahead of the rumored MacBook Air refresh that will give Apple’s ultra-portable notebooks Intel Sandy Bridge guts, the lightweight laptops are scarce at Best Buy. According to online reports at Electronista, the systems are said to be ‘not available for shipping; at Best Buy’s online portal, and retail stores are running low on stock. However, […]