Applecare Pays for itself Three Times Over

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This month has been a horrible one for my mac. Both the logic board, and the battery failed, and my charger broke down as well. But thanks to Apple's fantastic extended warranty program - Applecare - my computer is better than ever, and it didn't cost me a cent. Here's the tale of my nightmare, and how Apple made it as painless as possible. I've had bad support experiences with other companies, one of which prompted me to reach out to, and work with that company's head of customer support, to avoid future similar situations, and Applecare really is unique in how they handle … [Read more...]

The Macintosh Is 30. Just how far have we come? (stat comparison)

Happy Birthday Mac! You've gotten old, but you look great. I'm normally not so candid with the elderly on their birthday, but I'd just like to reflect on how far you've come. By your first birthday, yes you were beautiful, but you were still very immature. Seeing you 30 years later, you've really grown. Let's take a look at exactly how much you've changed, my dear Mac. How Far Has The Mac Come? Your ancestor, the original Macintosh had 128k of RAM. Your relative the 2013 Mac Pro has 64 Gigabytes in the top model, aproximately 524,000 times as much RAM. Your ancestor had a nine inch … [Read more...]

One non-retina Macbook Pro survives After Apple Revamps Retinas

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For those of you fretting, the non-retina ultrathick disk-drived Macbook Pros are still around. There's just little reason to buy it. One single 13-inch machine is still available, alongside the new retinas. It starts at $1200, but once you start customizing, it easily surpasses the price of the new 13 inch retinas, which now start at $1300.   … [Read more...]

2013 Retina Macbook Pro Update Preview: What To Expect

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The 15 and 13 inch Retina Macbook Pros are (likely) receiving an update on October 15th, and tons of people have asked me “Will the Retina Macbook Pro have…?”. Based on these requests, and the quantity of misinformation out there, I’m releasing a guide as to what to expect for the retina macbook pro, which should be confirmed on the release date, of October 15th. If you're interested, also check out our popular guide to Apple rumors 2013. What Processor will the new Retina macbook Pros have? Expect the next Retina Macbook Pro updates to have intel’s latest Haswell quad core i7 … [Read more...]