Today Apple updated the MacBook Pro family with next generation processors and graphics, a new FaceTime HD camera and high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology. The Thunderbolt I/O technology (previously known as LightPeak) is a revolutionary I/O technology that supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices through a single, compact port. Featuring two bi-directional channels with transfer speeds up to an [...]

Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

Fans of the Apple wireless keyboard and Magic Trackpad now have a way to bring the two together while also offering a solution for hiding some of the miscellaneous items on your desk. It's the Tree Designs iDesk, a cabinetry grade wooden tray that holds both peripherals side by side. Lift up either device and [...]

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Quite awhile ago Steve Jobs said that Apple wouldn't offer a netbook, but today he announced 2 new MacBook Air laptops that sure do resemble one (especially the 11 inch version). Available today in 11 and 13 inch models with prices starting at $999, these updated MBAs are both thinner and lighter than their predecessor. [...]

Posted in: iOS, Laptops and Gear, News

Engadget's been invited to an Apple Event on Oct 20th, at 10am PT. As you can see from the invite, there's a Lion hiding behind that logo making folks think Apple will preview 'Lion': The next version of the Mac OS. Hopefully new Mac hardware will make the rounds too, like a redesigned Mac Pro [...]

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Wondering what makes that new AppleTV 2 tick? iFixit has the goods, taking apart Apple's new unit and finding out some of the specs that have remained unsaid until now. Some of the new details: The AppleTV ( ATV2 ) does have the A4 chip, with 256MB of RAM, 8GB of flash memory, and an [...]

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Apple Remote 2.0


Apple's released a new version of its Remote app for the iPad/iPhone/Touch family, and it's bringing some long asked-for updates. The biggest one is support for the large iPad screen, making this a true iPad app finally. The other big feature is the Retina Display upgrade, making everything look great on the iPhone 4. Besides [...]

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Apple had the iPhone 4 'AntennaGate' conference today, talking about the iPhone 4's problems. According to reports, Steve Jobs talked about how all cellular phones have the same antenna problem and he even demonstrated multiple cell phone models showing the 'death-grip' problem on stage. After discussing how this isn't limited to the iPhone, Apple did [...]

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Apple recently announced an update to the Mac mini, their diminutive desktop computing device.  It now boasts an iMac-style aluminum body and several other new features, including an HDMI port and SD card reader. 2.4GHz or 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, with a 1066MHz frontside bus and 3MB of L2 cache Up to 8GB [...]

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Just this afternoon, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the much-rumored newest generation Apple smartphone, now officially-named iPhone 4, during his keynote speech at WWDC 2010.  He began by stating, "There are over 100 new features, but I'm going to cover 8. The first one? An all new design."  I'm sure there will be more detail [...]

Posted in: iOS, Miscellaneous, News

Remember when you were a little kid and there was a special toy that you really wanted for Christmas. You would constantly look at pictures and read about the toy causing your anticipation grow and grow in the months before the holidays. Then when the time arrived, you would be too excited to sleep as [...]

Posted in: iOS, Reviews

Let's suppose you have Mac and PC at home, a Windows Mobile or Nokia device in your pocket, a Google account with important Contacts and Calendar notes, a PSP device with your favorite games and you want all these devices and accounts to be synchronized. Of course you can copy each item and entry, from [...]

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Amazon has released the long-anticipated "Kindle for Mac" app today.  The application, which is free, allows users with or without a Kindle to access the 450,000 e-books from Amazon's Kindle Store. If you are a Kindle user, you will experience a seamless integration between your Kindle device and the application on your Mac (Intel-based machines [...]

Posted in: eBook Readers, News

Love the Apple Magic Mouse but hate the super-flat design?  This simple fix just might be the trick. For $10, the Magic Mouse, Fixed is a simple white palm rest that attaches to your Magic Mouse with a suction cup.  That's it. Does it work?  I've got one on order and hope to find out soon!

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New Macs (very soon)???


This AM, Engadget posted a leaked picture of an Australian ad of Apple's (hopefully soon to be released) MacBook Air, Pros and Mac Pros. If the ad is real, it appears that Apple is increasing their pricing.  Personally, I will be very disappointed if the new MBAir really is $2.4k and the rest of the [...]

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Yesterday Dave and I posted our wishes for the Apple iPad and now that the curtain has finally been raised and the device that so many geeks have been waiting for has been revealed, we wanted to compare what we wanted with what we got. Dave’s comments are in Blue italics and mine are in [...]

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After years of teasers, rumors, speculation and hype, the wait is finally over.  Today Apple released the iPad, its entry into the eReader/netbook market.  Looking (an acting) a lot like an oversized iPhone, it boast quite a few features. Check out the Apple site for more info: High-resolution, 9.7 inch LED-backlit, IPS display Portrait or [...]

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Unless you've been living in a cave for the past few months, you no doubt know that tomorrow will be a potentially very exciting day for everyone that has been dreaming of an Apple tablet. Our buddy Steve Jobs will be unveiling something new at 10 AM PST at the Yerba Buena Center for the [...]

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I don't know what it will look like. I don't know how big the screen will be. I don't know how long the battery will last and I don't even know how much it will cost. But, despite not knowing any of those things, I do know that I'll be buying one. It's not a [...]

Posted in: News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

I'm extremely happy with my new 27" iMac (quad-core i7) because is fast and quiet. I wasn't sure how well I would adjust to the wireless keyboard and the new magic mouse. I'm so accustomed to a full sized keyboard and Logitech MX Revolution mouse, that both felt really awkward to use at first. I [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear

Today Apple announced new hardware and the most exciting part for me was the new ginormous 27" iMacs. I've been dealing with a sick 3yr old iMac for several months now and recently wrestled with the decision to buy a laptop or another desktop. After today's revelations, I'm definitely going to continue to use a [...]


Announced just today at Apple's 09/09/09 "music event", the new iPod nano.  The newest nano appears to be the same size as the "4th Gen" nano, but with a larger screen and a polished aluminum finish.  It will also feature a camera that shoots still images and video and a microphone.  Also added is FM [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV

If you're like me, you may have a problem with wanting to keep your new toys shiny. For years, I struggled with this issue on my laptops. For some reason, those "Invisible Shield" type skins never work out for me because I could never get dust and bubbles out of them, and the imperfections bothered [...]

Posted in: Laptops and Gear

Check it out, there's a new iPod shuffle. Now with 4GB, a smaller size and controls that are located on the earbuds instead of the player. One cool new feature is called VoiceOver. At the touch of a button, a voice will tell you the name of the song and the artist. Pretty cool! You [...]

Posted in: Windows Phone

Apple is once again trying its hand at the in-ear headphone market, trying to compete with some of the higher end earbuds currently available. The Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic is their second attempt to bring us a set of in-the-ear headphones that rival the quality and tech-worthiness of the iPod/Touch/iPhone. Apple's original [...]

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The Apple Newton MessagePad hasn't been in production since 1998, but there are people that still use this touchpad device as their main PDA. I was curious to find out why this product continues to be popular, so I sat down with Marisa Giancarla, a self-proclaimed Newton fan. Marisa is a retired software engineer from [...]

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