Our Wednesday Morning Report is a veritable cornucopia of good news, particularly for the residents of Mesa, Arizona, who may get a reprieve following the failed sapphire manufacturing facility former Apple partner GT Advanced abandoned last month. Chrome for Mac also gains 64-bit support, and owners of the latest iPad models have a great new case option as well. Don't delay, click ahead to read more!
Despite recent headlines on how retailers are rebuffing Apple Pay, the mobile payment service is already apparently more popular than the two NFC-based systems that preceded it — and Apple CEO Tim Cook had plenty more to share at the WSJD Live conference last night. Our Tuesday Morning Report has the details, along with new iPad keyboard solutions from Logitech and a huge cloud storage bump from Microsoft.
Usually, we hit you up with tons and tons of refurb action, but sometimes you're looking at some serious deals on brand spanking new fresh out of the box Mac action and sometimes we've got just the ticket. Well, today is one of those sometimes. And we'll throw in a couple refurbs just for old time's sake. But take a deep whiff. Smell that? That's new Mac smell and there's nothing like it on earth.
Happy Earth Day! Apple is celebrating this year's event by now accepting any of the company's older products for recycling at its retail stores, as well as attacking rivals like Samsung with green-focused advertising touting "There are some ideas we want every company to copy." The campaign also extends to Apple's website, which now features a home page squarely focused on the environment, complete with green leaf accents added to the online store.
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.
The iPad Air is set to hit retail stores this Friday, but if you don't fancy any of Apple's available case options, the folks at Logitech will have a wider variety available -- provided you're willing to wait until next month, that is.
Get some Air! MacBook Air, that is. This week we've got a great selection of Apple's lighter than light laptop collection at great refurb prices, plus we've got all kinds of cases and a few speaker treats that are sure to delight.
When a product is as simple as an iPad sleeve, it's the little touches that matter. iDreamCase crafts the iDC Sleeve in San Francisco, using a leather-like fabric from Italy, and it feels much more expensive than it is: just $10.95 for the iPad mini, and $14.95 for the big iPad.
Tabzu is the first case I've used that actually enhances my iPad experience. It doesn't add any functionality per se, but its unique design completely eliminates the awkwardness I have when using the iPad away from a table. The brainchild of Leo Garza and Martin Meunier, Tabzu is what happens when two of the special effects whizzes responsible for such masterpieces as Indiana Jones, Coraline and The Lord of the Rings turn their attention to tablet accessories.
If you're looking for great deals on refurbs but don't really have a lot to spend, this is the place. This week we focus on Macs that won't set you back more than a grand as we find the lowest refurb deals on high quality computers.