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Everything you need to know about the new Retina MacBook Pro

My 15” Retina MacBook Pro is one of the most amazing machines I’ve ever owned. However it is very expensive, and hardly a mass market computer. The new 13” Retina MacBook Pro may be a step in the direction of a more broad adoption of Retina capable computers. Thin like the MacBook Air The new [...]

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Here’s a recap of Apple’s iPad mini Announcement

Apple unveiled the long-awaited, much-rumored iPad mini at a media event at the beautiful California Theater in San Jose this morning. Let’s get a few observations out of the way, first: iPad mini is the official name. It starts at $329 USD for the entry-level model. It doesn’t have a Retina Display. Instead, it’s a [...]

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Apple Event Rumor Roundup

Let’s round up a few rumors. The event tomorrow gives us an inkling that at least some of these rumors aren’t false. I’m ordering these in their probability of correctness. The iPad Mini (or Air): Yup. The iPad Mini has been rumored for quite a while. AppleInsider has revealed 12 iPad configurations in two different [...]

Explaining iPad Mini Pricing at $249: Dollar vs. Euro

{EAV:b59507745123abf8} Yesterday, I published this post, which contains a screenshot from Europe’s largest electronics retailer, Media Markt. The prices for each of 16 different iPad Mini models are in Euros, with the entry-level, 8gb WiFi-only model starting at 249. That’s caused some speculation for readers in the U.S., who assume 249 euros means we’ll see an [...]

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Tablets in education raise a lot of questions. Amazon has an excellent answer

Technology is coming to the classroom. Tablets help kids learn. Tablets help teachers teach. Study and tests have consistently shown that when you deploy tablets in the classroom good things happen. There are some technical and financial obstacles that are holding back these devices from massive adoption. As time moves on these obstacles are being [...]

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iPad Mini announcement was timed perfectly to undermine Surface presales

Timing of events: There is always speculation about the timing of announcements and events. Just before Apple held their event to show off iOS 6, Google had a maps event. The tech press assumed it was in response to Google Maps getting pulled from Apple’s OS. Yesterday Microsoft opened up preorders for the Surface tablet. [...]

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If you bought an iMac from 2009 – 2011, Apple might owe you a new hard drive

Certain iMacs that shipped with 1TB Seagate hard drives have been identified as having the potential to fail. Both the 21.5-inch and 27-inch models are included. If you purchased an iMac between October 2009 and July 2011, use this page and check your serial number to see if yours is affected. If so, you have [...]

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iPad Mini Event Scheduled; Prices Leak Early

Today, Apple sent out media invites to the press, announcing an event next Tuesday, one week from today. It’ll be held at 10am PST / 1pm EST at the California Theater in San Jose, unlike previous events in San Francisco and at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters. Purely thinking out loud here, the context of “little” in the invite text [...]

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You knew this was coming: Will it blend? iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S3

The fine folks at Blendtec always produce great videos for us to enjoy, blending, liquifying, pulverizing, and otherwise obliterating the latest tech. They’ve done it again, this time in an Phone 5 vs.  Galaxy S3, side-to-side face off. Check it out. —– You should follow Mike on Twitter for more great tech insights and good conversation. If [...]

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This $60 gadget turns your iPad into a Pinball machine

Arcade gaming may seem like a dying fade to some but many gadget accessories allow for the nostalgia to live on into modern times. The iCade, for example,does just that by transforming an iPad into a mini-arcade cabinet. The folks at Duo Games have continued this trend and developed a controller that makes playing handheld [...]

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