Weekly Wrap Up: Notebook, Tablet and Smart Phone News for April 7th

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Big week in Notebooks, Tablets and Smartphones at Notebooks.com and GottaBeMobile. We’ve been busy reviewing a collection of new notebooks and have been busy rounding up all the info you need to know about the flagship phones from Verizon and are busy making our way to all the carriers. Verizon Android Smart Phone Lineup: HTC Thunderbolt Details, […]

Morning Wrapup: Notebook News for March 29th

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Today in Notebooks we have a collection of new notebooks that have been announced, new SSDs from Intel, reviews of MacBook Air cases and a reason why your MacBook Pro fan might be loud. New Notebooks for March 2011: Acer Iconica 6120 Dual Screen Notebook Available for Pre-Order at $1,199 Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s Offers […]

Weekly Wrap Up: Notebook, Tablet and Smart Phone News for March 25th

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Another busy week is wrapping up and we’ve pulled together the biggest notebook, tablet and smart phone news of the week, including our Best of CTIA winners, to help you get caught up on what’s going on in technology. The biggest news of the week was arguably the CTIA Wireless 2011 show in Orlando which was the […]

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 […]

My Mobile Office This Week

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I got quite a few odd looks when I camped out in the cafeteria for the day at my wife’s work the other day. I guess it’s not entirely normal to carry a pair of laptops and a tablet, much less set them up in public, even in the middle of Silicon Valley. I needed […]

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, […]

HTC Thunderbolt vs Intel Thunderbolt: The Tale of Two Thunderbolts

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The HTC Thunderbolt was announced during a Verizon press conference at CES 2011 way back on January 8th. No firm HTC Thunderbolt release date has been mentioned by Verizon or HTC, even though Best Buy began taking reservations on February 6. The latest word is that the HTC Thunderbolt will be released on March 4…or […]

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, […]

Week in Review: 25 Sandy Bridge Notebooks Announced, Coming Soon

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This week was one of the busiest we’ve seen in a while with 25 new notebooks or refreshed notebooks being announced this week from Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Sony. The new notebooks ran the gamut from consumer devices to corporate work stations and range from $579 to $2,199 for the base models. There’s even […]

Palazzo Hotel Safes are Geek Friendly

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Leaving expensive gadgets in hotel rooms can be stressful. While I’ve never had a gadget go missing from a hotel room, I always worry that a bad guy will swipe anything that I leave out. I was pleasantly surprised by the safes in our hotel rooms at the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas. They’re large […]

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 […]

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 […]

I finally jumped into the water on the dark side

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Yes, I have finally purchased a major Apple product. Just last week, I made a comment here on GBM that made me feel better about my choice. I said, “Can I buy Apple products but think Jobs is a pompous jackass? Sure.” Little did I know that I would actually do it. I have purchased  […]

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 […]

SCOTTEVEST Outback: A Killer Gadget Jacket (video)

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Scott from SCOTTEVEST (SeV) sent over an Outback jacket for me to check out. This jacket’s a little different than all the other SeV gear I use, which is primarily designed for travel. The Outback jacket is designed for those who want to conceal more than just gadgets. Check out the below video to see […]

Apple refreshes the Macbook Pro… mostly

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No earth-shaking news here: Apple refreshed their Macbook Pro line with a quiet store announcement today. The 15- and 17-inch models look good for the desktop replacement crowd, but folks interested in the more portable 13-inch MBP seem to be getting the short end of the stick.