It's always hard to say goodbye, but with solid-state storage (SSD) becoming cheaper and more prevalent, at least one major hard drive manufacturer is looking to ditch its fastest laptop hard drives later this year.
So Google dropped two items, two pricey items, out into the public sphere recently. Only one of which is for sale for anyone, while the other is still in test mode. Meanwhile we've got some serious review love this week. So if you want our take on the email app du jour and more, you've come to the right place.
When I got my 11-inch MacBook Air, I loved the form factor, but I had a heck of a time finding a decent sleeve for it — everything seemed sized for the 13-inch models or the smaller iPad. So for a while my Air just lounged in a zippered case for the 13-inch Air, like a kid playing dress-up with grown-ups’ clothing.
As soon as Apple rolled out the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display last summer, all the Mac addicts we know began clamoring for more Retina models, and this past fall Apple obliged, introducing a 13-inch version. From the outside, it looks just like its big brother: The same jaw-dropping LED-backlit display, with four times the pixels (2560x1600 in this case). The same advanced ports, including two Thunderbolt ports, two USB 3, HDMI, SDXC, and MagSafe 2. The same thinner, lighter design — this model just 0.75 inches thin (that’s a mere seven one-hundredths of an inch thicker than a MacBook Air) — and weighing only 3.57 pounds. But inside, it's pretty different.
It’s not much of a bold assertion to claim that Apple makes the best notebook keyboards around, so it makes sense that MacBook owners would want to protect those ebony Chiclets from harm. NewerTech has been making keyboard prophylactics longer than anyone, and has now added the latest and greatest Retina-powered MacBook Pro to its lineup.
We know you all want a MacBook Pro with Retina display of your very own. After all, it's the first truly new laptop from Apple in years, and from what we've seen, it's drop-dead gorgeous. But for those in the market for a new portable Mac, there might be better ways to spend a couple thousand bucks. We've considered the positives, negatives, and unknowns regarding the latest and potentially greatest MacBook to date, so if you're thinking about dropping a serious chunk of change in the near future, keep all of this in mind!
The deals, they keep on coming, whether it be MacBooks of all shapes and configs or cases and software. We've searched for the best of the week and you'll want to move quick. Some of these are very limited time only.
Remember Apple’s controversial move from PowerPC to Intel processors? Ready for Cupertino to shake things up once again? A new rumor claims the company may be looking at a transition from Intel to ARM processors “in the not too distant future.”
If there’s one thing you can say about Google it’s that they’ve more than their share of irons in the fire. Over the past several years, the company, originally known for their search engine excellence, has branched out to embrace cloud-based communications and online office productivity technologies with products like Gmail, Google Phone Google Docs and their oh-so-doomed Google Wave endeavour. Mac and Windows computer can choose to access these online offerings via Google’s speedy Chrome internet browser to They’ve carved out a niche for themselves in the smartphone market as well with the various flavours of their Android operating system, which can be found on an increasingly wide variety of handsets and other mobile devices. Recently, they even mounted an assault on our living rooms (to mixed results) with Google TV. In short, Google has become an unstoppable technology juggernaut hellbent on forcing their way into every section of your gadget-filled life that they can. Today, the company came one step closer to fulfilling that dream of whole-market permeation with the official unveiling of a number of new products that may have the potential to alter the technological landscape to such an extent that even we Mac users, content in the cloister of our walled garden of App Stores and Finely-tuned hardware and the awesome power of OS X and iOS, stand to be effected by.