Mac minis are back in the game after a hiatus around these parts. These little hockey puck-sized powerhouses were some of the first signs of Apple's commitment to shrinkage — but in a good way. And now we see that the cold weather has also gotten the prices of gear down to smaller sizes. So what are you waiting for?
And so the holiday season is upon full force. Well good. We've got good news for Apple, as usual, good news for those of you waiting for your iPhone 5S, some sweet games and some sweeter deals, and free music -- who doesn't love free music? Plus, let's all enjoy a good laugh at Android OS adoption rates as shown above. They're hilarious. All that and more, just step inside.
Even considering the disappointing performance of the iPhone 5c, it seems safe to say that Apple has been on fire this holiday season. The latest good news for the Cupertino giant comes from Parks Associates (via Cnet), an analytics firm that revealed yesterday that Apple's desktop computers have at long last edged out competitors Dell, HP, and Acer as the "preferred" units among consumers this holiday season.
Well, we hope you all were pleased with yourselves and your Black Friday madnesses. Since the great deals were everywhere last week, this week's foray into refurbs will find a few different corners, but some old faves too. Plus the usual assortment of gear for your gear at a price that's not dear.
We’re not going to point you in the direction of any Black Friday deals here, as those are covered pretty thoroughly elsewhere. But you should seriously check these deals before camping out all night, as maybe you’ll save even bigger and get to sleep in a nice warm bed after all that turkey. Your call.
When next we meet to discuss the deals of the week, we’ll be in the thick of Thanksgiving and the Black Friday deals will be all around us. The question is, is it worth going into the stores that early on the chance of scoring a Mac deal or could you just go the refurb route and save bigger bucks? We’ll go with the latter.
We're back on the Mac tip with our refurb selections this week and this go-around it's the newest of the new. Nothing here older than one year and some of it even fresher than that. So if you're in the market for a mini or a case for your iPad or something really darn cheap, you've come to the right place.
With the release of the two latest iPhone models, case makers have to be happy that not only can they continue to sell out their existing stock for another year, but they have something new to slightly tweak current designs to work with. And if you have an older-model 30-pin iPhone, accessory makers are starting to clear out their stock of merchandise, which is good news for you if you like sales. Plus, we still have a healthy selection of the best refurbs on the block, so dive right in.
Sure, having iMessage on the Android platform would certainly be a coup for Apple, allowing iOS users to chat absolutely free with their Google-loving friends and colleagues. But don't expect it to ever happen — judging from this week's quick exit of the bogus iMessage Chat app from the Google Play store, maybe Google itself doesn't want it to happen. Read on to find out more...