13-inch Retina MacBook Pro Shows up in New Benchmarks

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At WWDC Apple announced its new next generation MacBook Pro, the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The company has plans to bring the high-resolution screen to the smaller MacBook Pro as well, it seems. According to MacRumors, new benchmarks at Geekbench point to a 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina Display. The new benchmarks […]

Mountain Lion Causing Battery Issues For Some Mac Users

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Last week Apple released Mountain Lion on the Mac App Store to almost universal praise, but it looks like the update is causing some battery life issues for users. According to Ars Technica, a number of users are taking to Apple’s support forums to talk about battery life issues in OS X 10.8. Some users […]

Apple Back On EPEAT, Gets Gold Certification For Retina MacBook Pro

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Recently Apple decided to stop using the EPEAT rating system to measure how environmentally friendly its products are. The company faced a lot of criticism over the change, and now it’s backpedaling a bit. Today Bob Mansfield, Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering for Apple, posted a letter on Apple’s website explaining the change. According […]

MacBook Pro with Retina Display Review: 256GB is Not Enough…

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The new MacBook Pro with Retina Display is perhaps the best notebook Apple’s ever produced, but 256GB simply isn’t enough storage capacity for a $2,199 notebook. In this part of our extended MacBook Pro with Retina Display review, I’ll explain why the base configuration isn’t the best choice for many Apple users and what your […]

MacBook Pro with Retina Display Available Now…For a Price

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It’s nearly impossible to buy the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display at Apple Stores and Apple.com orders will ship in three to four weeks.  But you can buy a shiny new MacBook Pro today if you’re willing to spend $1,000 over MSRP. A handful of MacBook Pros with the new Retina Display are popping […]

MacBook Pro with Retina Display Review: First Impressions

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The new MacBook Pro with Retina Display is more tempting in the flesh and many MacBook buyers will up sell themselves to the pricey machine once they put their hands on it. There’s no doubt that the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display sets a new standard, but there are some drawbacks that make the […]

Students: Buy A Mac Get $100 iTunes Gift Card, Buy an iPad Get $50

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Apple has a new program to entice students, teachers, and professors to buy new MacBooks this summer with its annual back to school program. This year Apple will give $100 gift cards to any user buying a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or iMac. The gift card is good for apps, music, movies, or games […]

Apple’s WWDC Keynote: Mixed Emotions

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I’m not sure why I’m feeling this, but something seems to be missing from Apple’s WWDC Keynote from earlier today. You can watch it here. It’s not the products. Apple certainly announced a number of new products to keep people excited and the cash registers ringing. (Question: As we move closer to digital wallets and […]

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 […]

Next Generation MacBook Pro Video

Next-Generation MacBook Pro

Apple announced its new MacBook Pro with Retina Display at WWDC 2012. Apple showed developers a video about the new MacBook Pro during the keynote and just uploaded it to its official YouTube channel. The video provides an overview of the latest MacBook Pro and explains how the company designed it. The video starts with Jonathan Ives explaining […]

How to Watch the WWDC 2012 Keynote

How to Watch the WWDC 2012 Keynote

Apple doesn’t stream its events live which left those wanting to watch the WWDC 2012 keynote with rudimentary methods like unauthorized live streams and live blogs. However, Apple has now posted the keynote online for all to enjoy. The company generally posts the keynote on its website shortly after the conclusion of the keynote and […]

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 […]

Last Minute Leaks Say No Redesign For MacBook Pro

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Despite rumors of new, thinner designs for the MacBook Pro line new leaks say the new lineup will have the same design with faster CPUs. According to Gizmodo, leaked photos on Chinese message board WeiPhone show a MacBook Pro logic board with new chips but the same basic design as the current model. The boards […]

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 […]

Retina Display Macs Coming This Summer According to Analyst

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One analyst now thinks we’ll see new Macs with Retina Displays sometime in the near future, probably this summer. According to The Wall Street Journal, one analyst is now predicting a new lineup of Macs with Retina Display, including new MacBook Air models in the next few months. The analyst, Ben Reitzes of Barclays Capital, believes […]

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 […]

CES 2012 Gear And Gadgets: What’s In K. T.’s Bag

The gear and gadgets in K.T.s CES 2012 arsenal

Today is the first official day of CES 2012 and I’m about to head onto the show floor with my bag full of gear. Since you all enjoy seeing what’s in our bags I thought I’d share. The picture below is of all the gear I brought, but I’m not carrying everything in this picture. […]

MacBook Pro SSD Vs HDD at CES 2012

Other World Computing

At CES 2012 today, we had a chance to stop by the Other World Computing booth at CES Unveiled who showed us a battle pitting a MacBook Pro using a Mercury Solid State Drive (SSD) versus one using a Hard Disk Drive (HDD.) Keep this in mind. The MacBook Pro outfitted with the SSD has […]

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 […]