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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iPad Air 2 and Retina iMac Reviews Roundup

iPad Air 2 and Retina iMac reviews are in: See how Apple’s best tablet and desktop performed in real tests

By on October 22, 2014 at 1:15 PM.

iPad Air 2 and Retina iMac reviews are in: See how Apple’s best tablet and desktop performed in real tests

The first iPad Air 2 and Retina iMac reviews are in and man publications are generally praising Apple’s newest products, although many say that things can still be improved, especially for the tablet. The iPad Air 2 is slimmer, lighter and more powerful than ever, but that doesn’t necessarily make it a must-have device. The Retina iMac has a great-looking high-resolution display matched by high performance, although it might be quite a big expense for those users who don’t really need to handle 4K and 5K images and videos. More →

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Windows 10 Preview Update

New Windows 10 preview update brings a key Windows Phone feature to your desktop

By on October 21, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

New Windows 10 preview update brings a key Windows Phone feature to your desktop

Three weeks after the launch of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, Microsoft is rolling out the first new build to members of the Windows Insider Program. Build 9860, as Microsoft has so eloquently named it, comes to Insiders automatically through Windows Update. As long as your computer is on or sleeping, the update will download and install on its own. More →

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MacBook and Mac with Touchscreen Display

Apple exec: Apple is ‘not that interested’ in building a touchscreen Mac

By on October 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Apple exec: Apple is ‘not that interested’ in building a touchscreen Mac

In an interview with CNET following Apple’s iPad and Mac event on Thursday, Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi, who talked about Apple’s iOS 8 and OS X operating systems during the keynote, said Apple isn’t likely to make a Mac or Macbook computer with a touchscreen display anytime soon. More →

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Retina MacBook Air Release Date

Crazy rumor says a surprise announcement is in store for Apple’s event tomorrow

By on October 15, 2014 at 10:41 AM.

Crazy rumor says a surprise announcement is in store for Apple’s event tomorrow

Apple will unveil new products for its iPad and Mac families on Thursday, with some reports only expecting a redesigned iPad Air 2 and a 27-inch Retina iMac to be unveiled on stage. However, other reports also say that a new Retina iPad mini will also be announced, with one new report from Taiwanese publication Digitimes claiming that Apple has a trick up its sleeve for the event. More →

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Retina Macbook Air Announcement

Here’s one hugely anticipated product you won’t see at this week’s Apple event

By on October 13, 2014 at 1:20 PM.

Here’s one hugely anticipated product you won’t see at this week’s Apple event

You know that Retina MacBook Air you’ve been waiting for? Well it looks like you’ll have to wait for it a little bit longer. Re/code reports that there won’t be a Retina MacBook Air unveiled at this week’s Apple media event, as the highly anticipated computer apparently won’t see the light of day until 2015 at the earliest. More →

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Retina MacBook Air Specs

One more puzzling (and unlikely) purpoted Retina MacBook Air feature leaks

By on October 8, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

One more puzzling (and unlikely) purpoted Retina MacBook Air feature leaks

After a recent report revealed that the redesigned 12-inch Retina MacBook Air will feature a mysterious, never-before-seen, battery charging technology, a new puzzling and hugely unlikely feature for the unreleased laptop has been revealed in a fresh report from Asia. More →

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Install Windows 10 On A Mac

How to check out Windows 10 on your Mac right now

By on October 2, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

How to check out Windows 10 on your Mac right now

Installing the Windows 10 Technical Preview isn’t overly complex, but what do you do if you don’t have a Windows PC handy? Use a Mac instead. The team behind Parallels, the cross-platform app that allows Mac users to run Windows without rebooting, has put together a guide for installing the Technical Preview in Parallels Desktop 10. More →

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Windows 10 Technical Preview Download

You can download the Windows 10 Technical Preview right now

By on October 1, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

You can download the Windows 10 Technical Preview right now

Less than 24 hours after Microsoft finally introduced its inexplicably named Windows 10 operating system to the world, the very first Technical Preview is now available to download. According to the video introduction, the Technical Preview will feature a wide variety of new features that Windows users have been interested to test out, including improved multitasking functionality, windowed Windows Store apps and, of course, the newfangled Start menu. More →

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Windows 10 Start Menu Screens

This is our first look at Windows 10’s completely redesigned Start menu

By on September 30, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

This is our first look at Windows 10’s completely redesigned Start menu

Microsoft had plenty to talk about during the Windows 10 reveal event on Tuesday, from the operating system’s improved multitasking capability to the extensive preview program, but we all know that there was only one thing Windows users actually wanted to see: the Start menu. Thankfully, the classic Windows feature is making its return alongside Windows 10, but let’s take a look at how it has improved. More →

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