One of the primary objections to refurbs is the age of the hardware, but this week's MacBook Airs are the freshest we've seen in some time. We're talking three models from April of this year, which is about as new as you can get. In honor that youthfulness, all the other models on offer this week are no older than October of last year, under one year old, still babies. That means great savings for you and you still get that new Mac smell.
One of the knocks we hear against Apple products pretty often is that they're expensive. Sure, they aren't as inexpensive as $200 netbooks, but they're also not hastily designed, shoddily manufactured garbage you throw away in 2 years either. But there are ways to crack that price issue a little, and with this week's refurbs, we've got the week's lowest price, base models of all the flagship Macs just ripe for your wallets. iOS products tend to land a lot closer to the same market prices out there, but if you want some cheap gear for them, you've come to the right place.
The deals are bumping this week with some serious accessory action and a really darn good deal that's all about getting you up out of your chair and outside away from your computer, nerds, so get reading.
We've got cases and apps and a whole lot more on sale for you this week. If you're looking for some great headphones for just a fraction of the cost, you've come to the right place. Yeah, you're looking at an iPhone case over there...
The United States Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple today that revealed plans for a next generation Hybrid Drive utilizing both a hard-disk drive (HDD) and a flash drive.
Intel will be releasing a hybrid drive system in 2012, called Smart Response; but Apple’s application indicates they have plans to make their own. Where Intel’s hybrid will focus on putting mass storage on an HHD but keeping the OS, favorite apps, and essential services on a Solid State Drive (SSD), Cupertino seems to be focusing more on handling issues that cause HDD failures.
Flash drives are getting better, harder, faster, stronger--and smaller. As storage becomes more portable, so does the need to secure your data. Read on and we'll show you how easy it can be to create a secure disk image on your thumb drive to store all your top secret files.
It wasn’t that long ago that we burned files onto CD-Rs and were amazed
by their gargantuan 702MB of storage. But even they seem antiquated
now--we routinely carry around several gigabytes of data in our pockets
on USB flash drives. Verbatim’s new line of Tough–’n’-Tiny drives takes
flash drives to the next level of shrunkeness, reducing them to a speck
of plastic and embedded electronics that seems barely big enough to fit
into a USB port.