Stunned by the high costs of many of the new "Made for iPhone" (MFi) products? Apparently those high costs at least partially spring from Apple's high licensing costs. Change might be on the way, though, as Japanese site Mac Otakara reports (via MacRumors), as Apple has both reduced the licensing costs for the program and the price of the associated Lightning cables and other accessories.
Like Star Trek’s Mr. Scott, Apple’s engineers have well-deserved reputations for being high-tech miracle workers, but even they can only do so much about the laws of physics. Any moving part can become worn or damaged over time, and MacBook owners know few parts move more than their power adapter’s precious MagSafe cord. The Fray Fix adds a layer of protection to your faithful power brick’s most vulnerable spot, but in a way that’s anything but futuristic.
Get your fill of hot ticket items this week as we've got refurb deals that are pretty amazing and we've got cases and we've got just the ticket if your Labor Day weekend involves any kind of amusement park water rides. And if you need some tunes for your party, yeah, we gotcha covered.
Sometimes you want to stay grounded at your desk and this week's Mac refurbs will do the trick at some very nice prices that leave you some walking-around money. Of course, sometimes you need portability, and these brand new MacBooks can fill that void at great prices too. And if you need some accessories, well, you know we've got those to spare.
Does your late 2012 iMac feel like hanging around instead of sitting on a desk like an average computer? Apple's online store now makes it possible, but you'll need to pay a $40 premium when you buy the new computer.
Recent Macs such as the MacBook Pro have no problem adding a second monitor (or even a third with the Thunderbolt iMacs), but what about an HDTV for video playback at up to 1080p? As it turns out, for only $99 you will soon be able to do it from a mild-mannered USB port.
Video technology has evolved quickly over the last ten years and, to keep pace, Apple has had to change out the video ports on Macs with roughly the same frequency that Lady Gaga changes outfits. The general state of things currently is that older standards like VGA and DVI (and their variants) are being phased out and replaced by HDMI and DisplayPort (including its variants, Mini-DisplayPort and Thunderbolt). There are still plenty of peripherals with the older ports, however, and finding the correct adapter to suit your needs can be tricky.
If you’ve got a Mac with a Mini DisplayPort, you could connect it to Apple’s gorgeous but super-pricey 24-inch LED Cinema Display ($899, apple.com). Or you could pick up an adapter and connect that puppy to the flat-screen TV or third-party monitor you already own.