Yosemite WiFi Bug Fix

Apple’s new Yosemite update reportedly didn’t fix the annoying Wi-Fi bug for everyone

By on November 18, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Apple’s new Yosemite update reportedly didn’t fix the annoying Wi-Fi bug for everyone

Apple’s OS X 10.10 Yosemite update was released to the public last month, and it was a massive update. The new software featured a big user interface overhaul that helped modernize the look of OS X a bit, and it also added a number of great new features such as redesigned Spotlight search and Continuity. Unfortunately, for many users the update also introduced an extremely annoying Wi-Fi connection bug, and it looks like Apple’s just-released OS X 10.10.1 update didn’t solve the problem for everyone. More →

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5K Retina iMac Shipping Delays

You might have to wait even longer for the 5K Retina iMac of your dreams

By on November 17, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

You might have to wait even longer for the 5K Retina iMac of your dreams

Some Mac fans who have ordered the recently announced 27-inch 5K Retina iMac all-in-one computer have already received notices via email that shipping has been delayed, 9to5Mac reports. Apple has informed buyers who have chosen this particular iMac model recently of the delays, and people placed their orders last month are also being notified that delivery estimates are being pushed back. More →

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Surface Pro 3 vs. MacBook Air Christmas TV Ad

Video: Microsoft fires more shots at Apple in its new Christmas ad

By on November 17, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Video: Microsoft fires more shots at Apple in its new Christmas ad

After taking hits at Apple products including the iPad and the MacBook Air in previous Surface Pro 3 TV ads, Microsoft is back with a Christmas-themed commercial in which it highlights the main advantages the Surface Pro 3 has over the MacBook Air. More →

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OS X Yosemite Notification Center Widgets

These are the best Notification Center widgets for OS X Yosemite

By on November 10, 2014 at 6:18 PM.

These are the best Notification Center widgets for OS X Yosemite

Apple’s phones and tablets weren’t the only devices to receive improved widget functionality in their latest update. OS X Yosemite also allows third-party apps to include interactive widgets in the Notification Center, bringing the mobile and desktop interfaces closer together than ever before. More →

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Retina MacBook Air Release Date

Is Apple still launching the ultra-thin Retina MacBook Air this year?

By on November 7, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

Is Apple still launching the ultra-thin Retina MacBook Air this year?

After many reports claimed that Apple will launch a redesigned 12-inch Retina MacBook Air model at some point in the first half of 2015, a new report from Taiwan’s Industrial and Commercial Times seems to indicate that Apple might launch the lighter, fanless laptop by the end of 2014. More →

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Retina MacBook Air Specs: Core M

These are the processors that might power the ultra-thin 12-inch Retina MacBook Air

By on November 3, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

These are the processors that might power the ultra-thin 12-inch Retina MacBook Air

Apple is widely expected to launch a smaller, thinner, fanless 12-inch Retina MacBook Air laptop next year, and it may feature a design made possible by Intel’s Core M “Broadwell” processor the chipmaker launched this year. CPU World has listed four brand new Intel Core M processor versions that are even better than the Core M chips Intel already launched, with MacRumors saying these Core M versions are destined for Apple’s upcoming Retina MacBook Air. More →

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MacBook Air Vs Windows

Video: Microsoft fires shots at Apple yet again in its latest ad

By on November 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Video: Microsoft fires shots at Apple yet again in its latest ad

Microsoft is back to its old tricks again. The company still seems to be holding a grudge from back in the days of Apple’s “I’m a Mac” ad campaign, and it targets Apple every chance it gets in its various advertisements and marketing efforts. Last week, Microsoft informed us that its cheap $100 Lumia phone and a bunch of bundled accessories and services are a better buy than Apple’s iPhone 6, and now Microsoft is back to convince us that Lenovo’s latest ultra-thin Windows laptop is a better machine than the MacBook Air. More →

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History of Apple Poster

The entire history of Apple products captured in one fantastic poster

By on October 31, 2014 at 9:45 AM.

The entire history of Apple products captured in one fantastic poster

When you think of Apple in 2014, the first device that comes to mind is probably the iPhone. Few products have had as much of a cultural impact as Apple’s smartphone, but the iPhone is just one branch of Apple’s prolific history. Pop Chart Lab recently released the third edition of its “Insanely Great History of Apple” poster, featuring over 500 Apple releases, from the Dot Matrix Printer to the iPad Air 2. More →

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Apple Retina 5K iMac Price

Apple’s Retina 5K iMac seems pricey at $2,499 – here’s why it’s really a killer deal

By on October 29, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Apple’s Retina 5K iMac seems pricey at $2,499 – here’s why it’s really a killer deal

Obviously not everyone can afford to spend $2,500 on a large monitor with a resolution of 4K or higher. But if you do feel like throwing that kind of cash around at a beautiful display, Apple’s new iMac with a Retina 5K display really is a killer deal. We mention this because 9to5Mac on Wednesday flagged an impressive looking LG 4K monitor that measures in at 31 inches and costs the exact same price as the Retina 5K iMac… but it’s also just a monitor and not an all-in-one desktop computer. More →

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2011 MacBook Pro Discrete Graphics Card Failure

Hey Apple, it’s time you acknowledged and solved your MacBook Pro problem

By on October 24, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Hey Apple, it’s time you acknowledged and solved your MacBook Pro problem

I am writing these words on a MacBook Pro. There are many like it, but this Mac is mine. My MacBook is the tool I use most in my life. My MacBook, without me, is useless. Without my MacBook, I am useless. I have learned all about its weaknesses, its strengths, its features and its accessories. I think I have mastered it, and managed to fix various issues to help keep it usable even though it’s an older machine — I even saved it from what could have been a fatal coffee incident, I swapped out the RAM and I replaced the hard drive with an SSD to speed it up.

But thankfully, I never had to deal with a major issue that Apple will not acknowledge and isn’t willing to fix, and which I certainly wouldn’t be able to repair on my own. More →

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OS X Yosemite Tips And Tricks

The easiest way to activate OS X Yosemite’s best features on an unsupported Mac

By on October 23, 2014 at 5:55 PM.

The easiest way to activate OS X Yosemite’s best features on an unsupported Mac

Earlier this week, we discussed one fairly complex solution to bringing Continuity / Handoff to Mac and MacBook models that didn’t initially support every feature in OS X Yosemite. It involved replacing hardware and messing with internal code, but now there is a much more effective fix available: the Continuity Activation Tool. More →

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Retina iMac vs. Original Mac

Mac evolution: From Mac to 5K Retina iMac in a single image

By on October 23, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

Mac evolution: From Mac to 5K Retina iMac in a single image

Apple’s most recent OS X desktop, the 27-inch iMac with Retina display is already available for purchase and has been praised in many reviews so far for its amazing display, even though most regular users might not find any actual use for a 5,120 x 2,880 screen just yet. However, to further show how much the Mac evolved in its 30 years, Kent Akgungor posted two overlapping images on Things of Interest that show the original Mac’s display resolution on top of the current Retina iMac’s screen resolution. More →

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