There may be spec bumps and price drops on the MacBook Pros just out at the Apple Store, but it's never a bad time to look into Apple-certified refurbs. Clean, reliable, and cheaper than what you'd pay for the very latest processor upgrade, it's a great way to save a ton of cash. And if you're looking for the cheapest Mac around, we think we have you covered in our Really Darn Cheap segment.
So Apple cut prices on their iMacs and put a little bit of spec bump into things, but what are you paying for and what are you getting for that money? We've got some of the standout items like Mac minis (get 'em while they're hot) and the usual assortment of slashed price laptops. But what can you get in a refurb iMac for the same price as the new iMac? Let's take a look.
We're slowly approaching the days when our smartphones can perform just as well as any "normal" digital camera on the market, but there are still many of us that prefer the options that we can get with more specialized models. Fortunately, it appears that Sony (already known for some impressive cameras) is developing a solution for such shutterbugs. As reported by Sony Alpha Rumors (via AppleInsider), we may soon be able to attach small lens-like devices to our iOS (or Android) devices.
This week was the case of lots of cases. In fact, that seemed to be where all the good cost cutting action was. Sure, there were tons of App Store deals over the holiday, but this isn't our app price drop, this is solid merchandise you can hold in your hand. And what's better to hold in your hand than a slick case protecting your devices? Let's have a look at some of these.
Whether it’s a spur-of-the-moment family road trip to Disneyland or a random get-together with friends, your iPhone 4 is probably a camera you often grab to capture the moment. After all, it’s always close at hand. Unfortunately, the iPhone’s fixed lens doesn’t give you much creative control, but with an Olloclip in your pocket, you practically have a camera bag full of lenses at your disposal -- without having to carry around a bunch of heavy glass.
Now that the white iPhone 4 is finally on the streets, it can start to fade from legend into Apple history -- but not until the requisite teardown reveals any final secrets the ivory handset may hold deep inside.
With the right lens, your DSLR can see whatever you want it to -- close-up wildlife shots, low-light pictures without a flash, family portraits in close quarters -- and that flexibility is a big part of why these cameras are so popular. As you build up a collection of lenses that takes advantage of that selling point, your first choice after the kit lens should be a general-purpose wide lens or something with a big aperture. But after that, the creative possibilities of a Lensbaby Scout make it a terrific third lens to carry in your bag -- its 11mm fisheye perspective can create fun, unique photos and its interchangeable glass can do tricks that standard lenses can’t touch.