Every so often our Weekly Deals focus on great Macs that don't crack the $1K threshold. While a few of the more powerful machines just tiptoe over that line this week, we've still got plenty of great machines that you can nab at impressive discounts. Plus, we've got an assortment of cases in our biggest, cheapest deal of the week, in colors to satisfy most every taste. So let's have a look, shall we?
We've got a bevy of refurb Macs for you back-to-schoolers who want a great laptop at a great price, but we've also got a handful or three of accessories to protect the rest of your Apple gear. Or to turn a decent attempt at drawing on your iPad into an awesome one. That and more after the jump.
In today's economy, sometimes it can be hard on the old wallet strings to rush right out and get the latest and greatest Apple product. Thankfully, the lifeline of Macs are able to run for a long time, allowing for users to purchase previous generations of Macs, and still be able to get the same enjoyment and use as those sporting the new editions. Below, we'll show you how you can save on previous generations of Macs, and for our nostalgic readers who might be in to collecting old Macs, a way you can save on those too!
Apple has changed the sidebar in Mac OS X Lion so that the devices and local/external disk drives are at the bottom of the list. Some Mac faithful may not necessarily appreciate these changes, however. While Apple has not included a way to move these items back to the top of the Finder sidebar, there is a way to get some of the items at the top for easy access.
If you've ever wanted to get that Dell guy sitting across from you at the coffee shop to shut up about how superior his Windows notebook is, tell him to consider this: Consumer Reports has rated Apple's MacBook line as the top computer in every laptop category. We're talking about every member of the MacBook family: the 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air, the 13-inch MacBook Pro and the even beefier 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros. All got top honors in their own respective categories.
Congratulations, you got a new Mac for Christmas! To help make your yuletide season brighter, we’ve put together a list of ten things you can do to start off life with your new Mac on the right foot. We don’t care whether you’ve been naughty or nice––just have fun!
Sony got a boost in its image this week with the rumor that Apple is, apparently, forking over some big bucks to buy 'em. But Flo, Ray, and Nic think it's all bollocks. In addition, the three caballeros (um, two caballeros and one caballera?) talk about Dr. Raymond Soneira's study, and Nic even offers up his own Quick Tip of the Week.
Plus, we answered a few questions from the internet! The internet!!
Civilization isn't so much a game franchise as it is a force of nature. Throughout the game's various iterations and updates, the the turn-based strategy phenomenon has maintained a reputation for instantly enthralling players, causing millions of hours of sleepless nights, poor time management, the alienation of loved ones and some pretty serious cases of numb-bum.
The past couple years, Apple has really seemed to embrace the themes of touchscreen technology. Rumors out of DigiTimes say that the company is now testing a new touchscreen all-in-one iMac desktop computer.
There was plenty of speculation last night as to why Apple closed down its online store, and now we have some answers. It's not a white iPhone 4 or an "iTV," but a new "Compare Macs" feature, which allows customers to review a side-by-side comparison of the hardware specifications and prices of different systems all at once.