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Apple Adds 2017 13-Inch MacBook Pro Models to Refurbished Store – Mac Rumors

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Apple today updated its online store for refurbished products to add a selection of 13-inch 2017 MacBook Pro models equipped with a Touch Bar. This is the first time the 2017 machines have been available through the refurbished store since their June 2017 release following the Worldwide Developers Conference. Apple was offering approximately 15 models at the time this article was written, with each MacBook Pro approximately 15 to 16…

Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is on a $150 discount right now – BGR

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Regardless of whether or not you’ve bought into the Touch Bar hype, the latest round of MacBook Pros are mighty tempting gadgets for anyone who values power and portability. Like all of Apple’s notebooks, they’re not exactly cheap, but you can snag one of the top-of-the-line models right now for a pretty solid price thanks to a sale from B&H. The high-end 13-inch MacBook pro with 3.1GHz Intel Core i5…

Mophie’s MacBook-charging battery pack is indispensable but overpriced – TechCrunch

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Every time we do a gift guide here, one editor suggests the same thing: external battery packs. Every time, like clockwork. And it’s true, everyone in your life probably needs one. We all wander through our days tempting fate by porting around gadgets with sub-par battery life. The other big upside of gifting a power bank: they’re generally pretty inexpensive. Though that certainly doesn’t apply here — the Powerstation USB-C XXL…

Mophie’s MacBook-charging battery pack is indispensable but overpriced – TechCrunch

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Every time we do a gift guide here, one editor suggests the same thing: external battery packs. Every time, like clockwork. And it’s true, everyone in your life probably needs one. We all wander through our days tempting fate by porting around gadgets with sub-par battery life. The other big upside of gifting a power bank: they’re generally pretty inexpensive. Though that certainly doesn’t apply here — the Powerstation USB-C XXL…

Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is on a $150 discount right now – BGR

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Regardless of whether or not you’ve bought into the Touch Bar hype, the latest round of MacBook Pros are mighty tempting gadgets for anyone who values power and portability. Like all of Apple’s notebooks, they’re not exactly cheap, but you can snag one of the top-of-the-line models right now for a pretty solid price thanks to a sale from B&H. The high-end 13-inch MacBook pro with 3.1GHz Intel Core i5…

Back-To-School Tech Guide: MacBook & iPad – The Horn

Thursday, August 10, 2017

    The smell of freshly printed syllabi and new school supplies is in the air as we head into the 2017 back-to-school season. Before you invest in a new set of notebooks and pricey textbooks, it’s time to consider going digital. Most classes require a laptop or computer for outside work, so it makes sense to take them wherever you go with the investment in a MacBook or iPad….

Mophie’s MacBook-charging battery pack is indispensable but overpriced – TechCrunch

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Every time we do a gift guide here, one editor suggests the same thing: external battery packs. Every time, like clockwork. And it’s true, everyone in your life probably needs one. We all wander through our days tempting fate by porting around gadgets with sub-par battery life. The other big upside of gifting a power bank: they’re generally pretty inexpensive. Though that certainly doesn’t apply here — the Powerstation USB-C XXL…

Mophie’s MacBook-charging battery pack is indispensable but overpriced – TechCrunch

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Every time we do a gift guide here, one editor suggests the same thing: external battery packs. Every time, like clockwork. And it’s true, everyone in your life probably needs one. We all wander through our days tempting fate by porting around gadgets with sub-par battery life. The other big upside of gifting a power bank: they’re generally pretty inexpensive. Though that certainly doesn’t apply here — the Powerstation USB-C XXL…

Mophie’s MacBook-charging battery pack is indispensable but overpriced – TechCrunch

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Every time we do a gift guide here, one editor suggests the same thing: external battery packs. Every time, like clockwork. And it’s true, everyone in your life probably needs one. We all wander through our days tempting fate by porting around gadgets with sub-par battery life. The other big upside of gifting a power bank: they’re generally pretty inexpensive. Though that certainly doesn’t apply here — the Powerstation USB-C XXL…

Apple Expands Free Beats Deal To UK, European Students Buying A MacBook For School – Forbes

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Shutterstock Last month in the United States launched a program to trim down some of its supply of Beats headphones by offering the over-priced and underwhelming sound transfer devices free to students who buy a new Macbook or iPad Pro. Apple has now rolled this program out to the UK and Europe. So if you are a UK or European student and can prove it through student ID and decided…

Review: TwelveSouth’s new BookBook Vol 2 case for the latest MacBook Pro models – 9to5Mac

Monday, August 07, 2017

I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with cases for iDevices. My general view is that we pay a lot of money for a beautifully-designed device, so it seems a great shame to hide them away inside a case. On the other hand, there are some cases that are beautiful in themselves. For example, my iPhone 6 lived in a Mujjo Leather Wallet Case most of the time. That…

Wasserman Schultz Says Laptop She Sought to Keep From Police Was IT Aide’s, Not Hers – Daily Signal

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., said in a newspaper interview that she never actually saw a laptop that she fought to block U.S. Capitol Police from examining as evidence in a criminal case against her IT aide by saying it was hers. Wasserman Schultz, who resigned under a cloud last year as head of the Democratic  Party, threatened “consequences” May 18  for the Capitol Police chief unless investigators returned the laptop. This…

MacBook Pro Squeezes Fans As iPad Pro Dominates – Forbes

Friday, August 04, 2017

This week’s quarterly earnings call by Apple CEO Tim Cook has given his army of Cupertino watchers just enough information to extrapolate results but not enough that everything is handed to them on a plate. I’m intrigued by what the numbers indicate about the Mac, the new MacBook Pro and how Apple is treating its desk bound family. In terms of unit sales, the year-on-year unit sales have effectively stayed steady…

MacBook Pro Squeezes Fans As The iPad Pro Dominates – Forbes

Friday, August 04, 2017

This week’s quarterly earnings call by Apple CEO Tim Cook has given the army of Cupertino watchers just enough information to extrapolate results but not enough that everything is handed to them on a plate. I’m intrigued by what the numbers indicate about the Mac, the new MacBook Pro and how Apple is treating its desk bound family. In terms of unit sales, the year-on-year unit sales have effectively stayed…

Deals: $200-$700 off 13" MacBook Pros; 12" MacBook for $999; iMacs from $949 ($300-$500 off) with no tax in 48 states – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Thursday, August 03, 2017

The exclusive deals keep rolling in! Pick up a 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro with or without a Touch Bar for up to $700 off with coupon. Or snap up one of two remaining 2015 12-inch MacBooks for $999. Apple’s Late 2015 21.5-inch iMac 4K and iMac HD are also $300 to $500 off with no tax collected outside NY and NJ. With back to school around the corner, deals on…

The case of the iMac screen that mysteriously blacks out – Macworld

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Cecil Usher wants to give his granddaughter a 2010-era 27-inch iMac. However, there’s a problem. The screen goes completely black and stays that way for no apparent reason, sometimes shortly after turning the mac on and sometimes not all. Sometimes the screen simply never turns on and stays completely black. When the screen stays on, it looks perfect. Cecil took the iMac to an Apple-authorized service center that couldn’t replicate…

Mophie’s USB-C battery pack charges your new MacBook Pro – Engadget

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

The 19,500 mAH battery holds more than 125% of a MacBook’s charge (2015 model), adding roughly 14 hours of battery. It features one USB-C port and one USB-A port and supports simultaneous dual charging. The onboard USB-PD tech and Cypress CCG2 chipset allows for fast charging of laptop batteries at rates of up to 30 Watts, and the USB-A port can handle 5-Watt charging. You can also rapid charge the…

Twelve South Releases BookBook Case For Latest MacBook and MacBook Pro Models – Mac Rumors

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Twelve South today announced the release of its BookBook case for all 12-inch MacBook and 2016 and later MacBook Pro models. BookBook essentially disguises a MacBook or MacBook Pro as a vintage hardback book, while protecting the notebook with reinforced corners and a new, stronger crush-resistant spine. The outside is crafted from premium oil-pull up leather, while the inside is lined with a velvety soft microfiber material. The new…

Mophie’s USB-C battery pack charges your new MacBook Pro – Engadget

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The 19,500 mAH battery holds more than 125% of a MacBook’s charge (2015 model), adding roughly 14 hours of battery. It features one USB-C port and one USB-A port and supports simultaneous dual charging. The onboard USB-PD tech and Cypress CCG2 chipset allows for fast charging of laptop batteries at rates of up to 30 Watts, and the USB-A port can handle 5-Watt charging. You can also rapid charge the…

Hands-on: The entry-level Mid-2017 5K iMac is a great deal with room for future growth [Video] – 9to5Mac

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

For $1799, the entry-level 5K iMac is a very good deal for anyone looking for a powerful machine that can be upgraded to some extent. Of course, when it comes to an all-in-one machine like the iMac, the term “upgrade” is used loosely, but it’s still fairly remarkable how much headroom you can garner from Apple’s entry-level 27-inch 5K machine. In this hands-on post and video walkthrough, we’ll consider several…