Review: Air Display For Mac Rocks!

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One of my favorite iPad apps is now available in Apple’s Mac App store. Air Display is a utility that turns a Mac into a wireless display, which means your secondary computer doesn’t have to go completely unused while you’re at your desk. I’ve used the iPad version of the app to turn my iPad […]

Apple’s Joint Venture May Woo More Businesses to Mac

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Apple’s officially launched Joint Venture, a concierge service for businesses. The Joint Venutre service is $499 per user, which might sound steep for a lot of people, but there appears to be sufficient value for busy professionals. Apple’s Joint Venture also has one important benefit that could be worth the $499 price tag alone. Joint […]

Should Every Exec in the PC Industry Buy a Mac?

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High-end PC veteran and current Microsoft GM of  System Experience, Entertainment Rahul Sood suggests every executive in the PC industry should use a MacBook in a Facebook post yesterday. That’s not a bad idea in my book and could perhaps teach some valuable lessons. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Rahul Sood’s resume, […]

New 13″ MacBook Pro Review: Beauty Shots

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It’s no secret that Apple has some of the best industrial designs in the business, so I decided to shoot a series of beauty shots of my new MacBook Pro. I’m in the midst of writing a full MacBook Pro Review over at Notebooks.com, where I’ll post even more pictures, but I thought the those […]

New 13″ MacBook Pro Review

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The new MacBook Pro was simultaneously announced and released yesterday. I got my hands on a the premium retail configuration and wrote up the first part of my MacBook Pro Review over at Notebooks.com. The MacBook Pro is a very nice computer, though far from perfect. If you’re dead set on getting a new MacBook, […]

Apple Patents Wireless Radio Placement in Logo Area

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Apple products usually have an Apple icon logo on the backside, and a new patent filed by the Cupertino, California company will see the logo serving a secondary purpose aside from helping to create a visible brand identity. Apple’s patent filing indicates that the company is looking to the logo to place its wireless radios–WiFi, […]

Apple to Refresh MacBook Pro in 2011

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DigiTimes is reporting that Apple will have redesigned models of the company’s MacBook Pro and iMac all-in-one consumer desktop in the first half of 2011. The publication says that upstream component makers are suggesting that the company will launch “at least four upgraded MacBook Pros as well as an iMac that features new panel size […]

Verizon Droid Commercial Comes to Life at Mall

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I brought my wife to the mall over the weekend to grab a few items and ran across an interesting Verizon promo. Stownstown Galleria in San Francisco has a handful of empty storefronts. Verizon turned one of them into a giant interactive billboard for the holidays. There are a bunch of images and slogans strewn […]

MacBook Air Review Part 6: iPhoto ’11 Performance

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The MacBook Air is the best laptop I’ve ever used, but with mobility there are usually compromises. As a photographer, one thing that I’m not willing to compromise too much on is photo editing performance. I was a bit concerned about how iPhoto ’11 would perform on the MacBook Air since it has a lot […]

10 Pounds of Apple Mobility

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I use a lot of Apple gear these days for a variety of reasons and had to quickly throw my four primary devices in my backpack so I could move some stuff around my new home office. I’m in the midst of writing a multi-part MacBook Air Review and I realized that it’s pretty amazing […]

MacBook Air Review Part 3: Keyboard and Trackpad

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In this portion of my multi-part MacBook Air review I’m going to discuss the laptop’s keyboard and trackpad. Yesterday I mentioned that the MacBook Air is the best laptop I’ve ever used (MacBook Air Review Part 1). One of the major reasons that I call it that is because of its trackpad and keyboard. There […]

MacBook Air Review Part 2: It’s Like Driving a Mercedes Benz

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I’m doing a multi-part review of my new MacBook Air and have gotten a lot of questions. Geeks and non geeks alike have been asking me about my latest laptop and why I call it the best laptop I’ve ever used. At first glance the MacBook Air has a lot in common with other thin and […]

MacBook Air Threatening iPad Sales

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Despite recent predictions and projections stating that sales of netbooks and notebooks are being cannibalized by the emerging consumer consumption tablet category that is being led by the popular iPad, the tablet category may be cannibalized by the ultra-portable computer segment that’s being led by the newly unveiled MacBook Air. According to analysts at Rodman […]

Fake MacBook Air is No MacBook Nor Air

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Chinese clone-maker E-Stary has received a lot of attention today for its 11.6-inch MacBook Air clone, though the design and device leaves a lot to be desired. Labelled the E-Stary HY118, the clone is essentially a glorified netbook running on Windows 7 stuffed into a chubby silver body and slapped with an Apple logo. The […]

Example of Why Apple’s iLife Matters

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Apple announced iLife ’11, am updated suite of multimedia apps today. A lot of people criticize these apps as being too simplistic, but iLife is just what the doctor ordered and is a  big part of why people enjoy using their macs. I use iLife apps quite a bit on my MacBook Pro, even though I […]

GBM InkShow: Gear I’m Carrying at IDF 2010

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At tech conferences the talk in the press room at some point turns away from the gadgets being presented and to what we’re actually using.Here’s a video of the gear I’m carrying this week at IDF 2010. I always find it interesting to peer inside of others’ gadget bags, especially those that belong to people […]

Apple patents touchscreen convertible designs for Macs

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Patently Apple has put together an analysis of a patent Apple filed in Europe that describes a system for Macs to convert between their standard configurations and touch-centric configurations. PA believes it will switch automatically between Mac OS X and iOS. I’m not so sure.

A Decade of Difference in Mobile Tech

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My mobile computing lifestyle has come a long way over the past decade. A lot of the gadget changes and upgrades were gradual, which meant I eased into what I and other geeks consider normal at the dawn of 2010. But during my trip to India this month I realized something – I live in […]

Track 11 fingers on your Macbook? Inconceivable!

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You don’t by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand? If so, FingerMgmt will let you track the movement of all eleven of your fingers on a Macbook multi-touch trackpad. Yes, the latest Macbooks and Macbook Pros can track eleven points of contact on their pads. Seems somewhat excessive to me […]