The LaCie d2 hard drive pairs a Thunderbolt 2 connection with a 3.5-inch hard disk that can’t come close to using all of that interface’s 20Gbps bandwidth. However, what makes this Mac storage option especially interesting is the optional 128GB SSD add-on. How does it measure up?
We're going to keep things fresh and new this time around with Apple hardware only from 2014. If you want newish but don't have quite enough money to get the brand-new machine of your dreams, then these lightly refurbished Macs will give you more power for your dollar. And if you want to spend some of your savings from your Mac on accessories like a phone case or an external hard drive, then we've got you covered there too.
We've got to say that there's a product in this week's deals that blows our minds. We won't say which one here, but it's a definite problem solver that hooks you up with some serious coolness and the price is a knockout. So enjoy this week's offerings of tasty Mac deals and when you see it, we hope you recognize a piece of genius when it's right there in front of you.
We're still recovering from a lack of sleep after waking up in the middle of the night in an effort to place a preorder for the iPhone 6 Plus, and it seems we certainly weren't alone. In addition to that misadventure, Friday's Morning Report also dishes on new LaCie d2 drives and the ability to upload 10GB files to Microsoft SkyDrive. Onward to the news!
We've told you before about grabbing the Mac minis when we offer them. This week's crop of refurbs is fresh out of the diminutive powerhouse desktops, but fear not, we have plenty of great deals including, like last week, some of the newest model MacBook Airs we've seen yet. But our youngest model of all is an iMac that just hit the market as a new model this very June — and best of all, it's under a grand. So let's get into these tasty deals while they're hot!
The Mac minis are back. These little pint-sized wonders do magical things despite their tiny size, so if you're looking for the very lowest Mac buy-in point, this is the way to go. Granted, you gotta come up with the peripherals, but if you want a Mac and it's time to ditch your old machine, this is a nice way to go. But get 'em while they're hot. Meanwhile, with the iMacs seeing a good price drop on new models, there's not much in the refurb line that can compete in pricing, so hit up the store and grab a new one of those beauties.
Are you the sort of Spotify listener who prefers not to rely on spotty wireless connectivity to blast your jams? Good news: The music streaming service released a new iOS update this week that lets paying Premium members download an entire library for offline listening all at once. If that's not enough to kick off the summer months, read on for more cool news you might have missed as the week wraps up.
Thanks to our ever-growing libraries of music, movies, photos, games, productivity apps, and everything else, the internal memory of our iOS devices doesn’t go quite as far as it used to. That’s where LaCie's new Fuel drive comes in. With the ability to hold more than 500 full-length films, 160,000 songs, or 190,000 photos, Fuel’s full terabyte of storage gives our iOS devices all the extra space you need, and its light, rugged enclosure won't add too much extra weight to your rig. Unfortunately, it comes with a few setup and security issues you’ll have to work around.
Video and multimedia professionals converged on Las Vegas over the weekend for the start of this year's National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference, where software and hardware makers will roll out a bevy of new products this week. And hey, some of them are already landing in our weekend recap, so read on and get up to speed on what's new...