It's that time again — time for our post-PC world to kick in and for all our refurb deals to not be laptops or desktops, but handhelds and pocket-sized devices. So if you came looking for a sweet MacBook Air, check last week's column or next week, because this week we're all about the iOS.
This week feels like a Back to the Mac kind of week as our deals are super hopping for those of you bound by desks and laps. Never fear, we still have great iOS price cuts, but if you're in the model for upgrading your main machine, this week we're playing your song. Meanwhile, there's this --->
It's that time again, time when we roll away the refurbs and bring you sweet deals on all brand new Macs, with that delicious new computer smell. No one but the assembly team's touched these babies before you get your paws on them so they're all yours. Plus a goodly assortment of iOS accessories to give you more boom for your buck.
While yesterday was a big outdoor holiday with fireworks and cookouts, the real heat is happening today with a ton of great power specials. We've got your sweet refurb deals and then we solve pretty much every one of your iOS battery issues, just like that. So if you need a charge, you've come to the right place.
Some names you don't immediately associate with Apple news this week, Microsoft and Walmart, are making some headlines for their offerings. Plus a little history is made and Apple chimes in on that. And Facebook looking, rather late, to jump in on the news and RSS game, now that Google Reader is set to bow out. That and more, as always, below the fold.
Size-wise, iPad mini is the middle child of the iOS family, but hand-me-down clothes aren't really an option here. Luckily, casemakers have been quick to produce cases made especially for Apple's midsized tablet. We've reviewed every one we've been able to get our hands on, from sleeves to anti-shock cases to widgetlike stands, and as we review more, we'll update this gallery.
STM's Grip is a jack-of-all-trades. Adding a hardshell case to a cover that can sleep & wake your iPad, the Grip also features a textured surface to help you hang on, and a flip-out kickstand that can hold your iPad at two different angles.