MacBook Air Vs. Dell XPS 13

The MacBook Air is getting serious competition from an unexpected source

By on February 22, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

The MacBook Air is getting serious competition from an unexpected source

Dell seems to have gotten a lot more innovative ever since going private. Both Ars Technica and AnandTech have just published reviews of Dell’s new XPS 13 ultrabook and they both came away very impressed. More →

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Windows PC Buying Tips

There is no reason to buy a PC from an OEM anymore

By on February 20, 2015 at 3:05 PM.

There is no reason to buy a PC from an OEM anymore

If Lenovo’s epic adware debacle has reinforced anything for me it’s that there’s no reason whatsoever to buy a PC directly from any OEM anymore. Because even if your OEM isn’t putting dangerous adware onto your PC, there’s a good bet that it’s still larding it up with a bunch of other garbageware that will hurt its performance dramatically. More →

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12-inch MacBook Air Touch ID Features

One more way the 12-inch MacBook Air may be more like an iOS device

By on February 17, 2015 at 5:15 PM.

One more way the 12-inch MacBook Air may be more like an iOS device

Apple’s 12-inch MacBook Air, which is supposed to be unveiled and launched in stores in the near future, might have a special unexpected feature, a report from Apple.club.tw suggests. More →

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MacBook Pro vs. Air: How to Speed

These dead-simple tricks will instantly speed up your aging MacBook

By on February 13, 2015 at 4:05 PM.

These dead-simple tricks will instantly speed up your aging MacBook

Instead of deciding that your old Mac is haunted and putting up for sale on eBay, you could always try breathing some new life into it. After recently looking at how to upgrade your old MacBook for just $170 and checking out various OS X tricks that let you make the most of your Mac, you should also check out Business Insider‘s list of nine tricks that should speed up your aging MacBook Pro or Air. More →

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Microsoft Bright Future

How Microsoft will fight its way back to the top of the industry

By on February 10, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

How Microsoft will fight its way back to the top of the industry

Over the past several years, perhaps even longer, it’s been far easier to poke and prod at Microsoft’s mistakes than it has been to celebrate its successes. Those successes have seemingly been few and far between, but were mostly just overshadowed by the catastrophe that was Windows 8.

But it’s a new year, Microsoft has a new CEO and the path forward has suddenly taken shape. More →

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Windows 10 vs. Windows 365

Microsoft might make you pay every year to use Windows in the future

By on February 10, 2015 at 6:35 PM.

Microsoft might make you pay every year to use Windows in the future

Microsoft might be ready to offer Windows 10 as a free download to certain customers later this year, but the company still has plans to make plenty of money off of its most important product. In addition to enterprise customers that’ll have to pay for the upgrade to Windows 10, the company might also have a different kind of Windows product in mind, one that will have a subscription business model like Office 365. More →

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MacBook Air Drop Test

MacBook Air survives the ultimate drop test: A 1,000-foot plunge from a plane

By on February 10, 2015 at 12:25 PM.

MacBook Air survives the ultimate drop test: A 1,000-foot plunge from a plane

We’ve seen plenty of drop tests for smartphones, but what about for popular laptops? Via 9to5Mac, one unlucky MacBook Air owner recently had his laptop subjected to an unintentional drop test when it fell out of a plane and plunged 1,000 feet to the ground at an estimated speed of 125 miles per hour.

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10 Mac OS X 10.10 Tips and Tricks

Hidden tricks to make your Mac more useful than ever before

By on February 9, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

Hidden tricks to make your Mac more useful than ever before

Whether you’re a new or experienced Mac user, it’s likely you’re not familiar with all the secret features and tricks OS X has to offer. To further help you master your Yosemite skills, Popular Mechanics has a guide of 10 tips that can turn your Mac into an even more powerful beast. More →

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2015 MacBook Air Update

Apple might release new MacBook Airs later this month – but there’s an unfortunate twist

By on February 9, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Apple might release new MacBook Airs later this month – but there’s an unfortunate twist

Apple is reportedly going to launch a brand new MacBook Air model this year, the thinner and lighter 12-inch Retina MacBook Air, but a new report claims that a different, far less exciting MacBook Air refresh is coming sooner than you think. According the blog Letemsvetemapplem, Apple will launch new 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models in two weeks, on February 24th. More →

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12-inch MacBook Air Prices

Here’s one more reason to be excited about the 12-inch Retina MacBook Air

By on February 4, 2015 at 8:00 AM.

Here’s one more reason to be excited about the 12-inch Retina MacBook Air

Apple is expected to launch a brand new MacBook Air model in the coming months, a 12-inch version that will bring a significant design update to the company’s family of ultra-portable notebooks. The device is going to be even slimmer and lighter than existing 11-inch and 13-inch designs, reports have revealed, with Apple said to start selling it in stores sometime this quarter. Even though the price of the 12-inch model is yet to be officially announced, there’s now a reason to be excited about the notebook even if you don’t plan to buy one. More →

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Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Specs and Price

A new Raspberry Pi computer is in town, faster than ever but just as cheap

By on February 2, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

A new Raspberry Pi computer is in town, faster than ever but just as cheap

The Raspberry Pi Foundation and element14 on Monday announced a brand new version of their extremely popular and very affordable computer. The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B is even more powerful than the previous models, but it’s just as cheap, costing just $35. More interestingly, the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B is fully backward compatible to first-gen Model A and Model B designs, meaning that users can just replace the old versions with the faster computer. More →

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iMac vs. MacBook

Check out these animations showing the evolution the desktop, laptop and mouse

By on January 30, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

Check out these animations showing the evolution the desktop, laptop and mouse

Apple had a record Christmas quarter after crushing all expectations and setting a new world record for the most profitable quarter ever in the history of any company. While iPhone sales — specifically the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus versions — brought in a significant chunk of revenue and profit, Apple also sold plenty of iPads and Macs during the period. In fact, the company keeps selling lots of OS X computers each quarter, with Apple constantly tweaking their design and performance. More →

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