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, […]

Intel Will Power MacBooks for the Foreseeable Future

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Last week we reported on a rumor that Apple would be ditching Intel processors for the competing ARM processors, a move similar to the Apple’s jump from PowerPC processors to Intel in 2006. The rumor was met with some som skepticism, but not completely ruled out as it would have provided Apple with something the company loves […]

Apple Migrating to ARM for Entire Computing Lineup?

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Apple is speculated to be moving its entire computing lineup with its laptops and desktops to the ARM chipset and away from Intel’s architecture. The recent rumor being reported by SemiAccurate would mark Apple’s second transition to a newer chipset in its desktops and laptops, first from PowerPC to Intel, and now if true from […]

OWC’s 480GB SSD Just What the MacBook Air Needs

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Other World Computing (OWC) announced that its Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD is now available in sizes up to 480GB. That’s a hair under 500GB, the standard offering on Apple’s MacBook Pros. The MacBook Air is the best notebook I’ve ever owned, but I don’t consider it my primary computer. It’s quick enough for most of […]

Score $582 of Mac Apps for $49.99 with the MacLegion Bundle

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Looking for a good deal on a collection of Mac Apps? Check out this new Mac App Bundle from Maclegion that includes 11 popular Mac apps, tools and utilities. This bundle has a nice collection of apps that is good for all types of Mac users. We are quickly drawn to the the Data recovery and creative […]

Morning Wrapup: New HP EliteBooks, Fujitsu LifeBooks and More

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It’s spring, which means business notebook season. In addition to the Toshiba notebooks announced yesterday, we have a collection of HP EliteBooks with a new design, Eee Pad Transformer Walkthroughs, Fujitsu notebooks and a tip on wrapping your MacBook power cord to prevent damage. HP announced a trio of new EliteBook models late yesterday which […]

MacBook Pro 15″ Review (Early 2011) – A Fast Workhorse

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The new 15″ MacBook Pro released this year focuses on speed. From the processor to the graphics to the new Thunderbolt port, Apple designed the refresh to become a speedy workhorse that will please anyone looking for a premium notebook computer. That is the conclusion from the MacBook Pro Review, at Notebooks.com, GBM’s sister site. […]

Weekly Wrap Up: Notebook, Tablet and Smart Phone News for March 18th

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Another busy week has wrapped up and we’ve boiled down the essential news, reviews and how tos to the best of the week so that you know what’s going on in the world of notebook, netbooks, tablets and smart phones. Notebook News For the Week of March 18th: This week we saw a collection of […]

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, […]