So maybe you heard the rumor that the latest OS X beta suggests new iMacs are possible soon and you'd like to put off that purchase as long as possible. Good for you, but if the situation is desperate and you've got to get a new machine, consider the refurb market. Nearly new, Apple certified, and savings galore. Go have a look.
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.
Despite a veritable tidal wave of new media streaming boxes for the living room, many consumers still prefer to keep a slim, headless Mac or PC connected to their HDTV — but suffering with a keyboard in a darkened room doesn't sound like much fun.
Whew! We made it through another April Fool's Day mostly unscathed. Anyone who was fooled by "news" that Apple was acquiring popular teardown service iFixit or other such silliness is probably relieved that the calendar has flipped to April 2, and with a new day comes another batch of news from the tech community. Read on to see what you might have missed yesterday!
We start small today and build bit by bit to the biggest Macs around, so begin with us at the tiniest of refurbs and grow. And this week is heavy on the devices, since there are so many great deals out there. There's a little something for everyone in this week's refurb round up, and with all the money you save on these slashed prices, don't forget to check out our gear deals too.
This week, we're gonna save you some money. Sure, we save you money with our weekly deals every single Thursday, but today, we're looking at big money. We're talking savings of over $300 on refurb Macs and over $700 on new, out-of-the-box Macs. We're talking a huge chunk of cash staying right where you want it — in your pocket — while you pick up a great Apple computer. And then, if you have an iOS device, you can spend some of your savings on a little something for your them, too.
With the release of iOS 7, Apple finally recognized the demand for physical gamepads via built-in support through its Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) program, which means all game developers and peripheral manufacturers alike can use the same compatibility standards. Now, any game that supports iOS 7 controllers should work with any MFi gamepad — in theory, at least. That hasn't exactly worked out thus far, with at least one game only compatible with a certain early controller, and a few titles that work better on some gamepads than others. If you're thinking about investing in an iOS 7 game controller now, here's a concise look at the strengths and weaknesses of each, complete with our review scores from the full appraisals.
Roughly the same width at its widest point as an iPhone (2.25 inches) but only two-thirds the length (3.25 inches), Logitech’s Ultrathin Touch Mouse for Mac is light as a feather at less than 2.5 ounces. The pearl-white surface gently slopes downward from back to front, allowing ample space for finger gestures, yet it’s responsive enough to detect the slightest movement.
As Agent 86 (aka Maxwell Smart) himself might have put it, "We missed it by that much!" Better late than never, Logitech has finally made official its long-rumored iOS 7 game controller, only a day after the competition got a jump on them.