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  • CrunchDeals: Refurbished MacBook for $599

    CrunchDeals: Refurbished MacBook for $599

    Geeks.com has a wheel of a deal on a refurbished Apple MacBook Core 2 Duo 2.16GHz notebook at just $599 when you use promo code SAVENB at checkout. The machine itself carries a 90-day warranty and includes 1GB of RAM, 120GB hard drive, slot-loading DVD burner, web cam, Bluetooth, and Mac OS X 10.4 preinstalled. Not too shabby for $600, eh? The deal’s good until the end of the… Read More

  • Autograph: simple signature capture for MacBooks

    Autograph: simple signature capture for MacBooks

    Tablet PCs never really caught on, did they? And yet, nearly every laptop sold today has a touchpad / trackpad thingie. Wouldn’t it be cool to use that for the few tablet-y things you’d like to do, like signing your autograph on a document, or making a doodle? Well now you can, with Autograph! Read More

  • Plain ol' MacBook due for a revision (but when?!)

    Plain ol' MacBook due for a revision (but when?!)

    The plastic MacBook that I’m typing on right now has been around for three long years now, but if you believe certain Barclays Capital analysts it’s about the be completely redesigned. About time! Read More

  • 13-inch Macbook Pro crashes the netbook party on Amazon

    13-inch Macbook Pro crashes the netbook party on Amazon

    In case you didn’t know, Apple refreshed its notebook lineup a few weeks back and rebadged the 13-inch unibody Macbook as a Pro model. Apparently the masses like it as that model now occupies the top spot in Amazons best selling laptop computer list and number four overall. It wasn’t that long ago that netbooks ruled that second list and the white 13-inch Macbook was the top… Read More

  • The Unibody MacBook Goes Fully "Pro" — With Huge Battery Life

    The Unibody MacBook Goes Fully "Pro" — With Huge Battery Life

    When it came time to deciding which Apple laptop to get a few months ago, the choice was pretty clear to me: The 13-inch MacBook. While I had previously had a last-generation MacBook Pro, the new MacBooks built with the sleek unibody process (carved out of one piece of aluminum) offered more than enough power for what I needed, in a smaller package. I didn’t really see an advantage is… Read More

  • Updated white MacBooks outpreforming unibody models

    Updated white MacBooks outpreforming unibody models

    When Apple updated the white, plastic MacBook a couple weeks back, we noticed that it was now more powerful than its unibody, and more expensive, counterpart. The benchmarks are now in, and it seems that it is indeed a better deal as it outperforms the $299 more expensive model almost across the board. Read More

  • The white 13-inch MacBook gets a spec bump

    The white 13-inch MacBook gets a spec bump

    Just in time for graduation shopping, the $999 white 13-inch MacBook is now a bit more powerful. This is the second time that Apple has updated the least expensive Mac notebook. This round of updates isn’t as impressive, but we’ll take anything we can get. Read More

  • Analysts and their bullshit

    Analysts and their bullshit


    This, without the keyboard Harry G. Frankfurt wrote a great essay on the concept of “bullshit,” explaining that it is the locus of truth and and falsehood, the “deliberate making of false claims about what is true.” “In fact, bullshit need not be untrue at all,” he writes. Well, the boys at BBG just picked up on a little pet peeve of mine: analysts and… Read More

  • Quick Look: HyperMac, external MacBook battery

    Quick Look: HyperMac, external MacBook battery

    Ah yes, HyperMac, how I’ve pined over you for two whole days and now I have you in my possession. The 60Wh and 150Wh are in our testing lab (re: my office/apt) and we’ll have a review shortly, but just wanted you to see what they looked like in person (images of the 60Wh only). The 60Wh is pretty small and relatively lightweight while the 150Wh is a bit of brick and heavy, but if… Read More

  • HyperMac = portable battery for all MacBook models, promises up to 32 hours of juice

    HyperMac = portable battery for all MacBook models, promises up to 32 hours of juice

    Praise Jeebus! Today in Sunnyvale, CA, Sanho announced the world’s first external battery pack for all MacBook laptops. The HyperMac is available in 60Wh, 100Wh, 150Wh and 222Wh capacities with built-in variable power tech that adjusts output based on the MacBook model that’s being charged. You can also plug in your iPhone or just anything else via a USB port. Each HyperMac model… Read More

  • Apple WWDC rumors: MacBook speed bumps, pro application upgrades (but where's the netbook?)

    Apple WWDC rumors: MacBook speed bumps, pro application upgrades (but where's the netbook?)

    As Apple’s WWDC gets ever closer the rumors begin to hot up. Today’s drivel: the MacBook and MacBook Pro may see slight upgrades there. Apple may throw in built-in 3G support, along with the usual speed bumps; it may also make the battery more difficult to remove, in the interest of aesthetics. Read More

  • Is your MacBook on crack? Take it back

    Is your MacBook on crack? Take it back

    The bottom casing cracking issue that some folks have been experiencing in their 13-inch white MacBooks is real and Apple is willing to replace your MacBook if it happens to you, so sayeth the latest Apple service bulletin. This is similar to the iPhone cracking syndrome that was eventually accepted as truth but don’t try to take your MacBook back if you dropped it out the window. Read More

  • How to turn your Apple logo into an LCD screen

    How to turn your Apple logo into an LCD screen

    Eddie Zarick, the guy who stuffed an LCD into the little cut out Apple logo on his Macbook. While you’re not going to get much overall usability value out of the mod, it’s still quite cool. Ed has published a full tutorial on how we worked his magic and it doesn’t look hard as long as you don’t mind cracking open your MacBook. Read More

  • Patent shows Apple method for biometric iPhone, MacBook scanning

    Patent shows Apple method for biometric iPhone, MacBook scanning

    Whoa, now here’s a patent that’s actually worth discussing. (The majority of patents are boring, that’s the implication.) Apple filed a patent last September (but just now made public) that would turn give your iPhone or MacBook the ability to determine your identity, thereby increasing its security. That is, the device would have a built-in scanner, biometric or otherwise… Read More

  • Why should there not be an LCD in the Apple logo?

    Why should there not be an LCD in the Apple logo?

    Cupertino designers, eat your apple out. This guy hardwired a LCD to run as a second display on his MacBook which means the chap can display anything he wants on the Apple – including a iSight feed. Looks great! Video after the break of the screen in action. Read More

  • Add a second drive to your MacBook/MBP

    Add a second drive to your MacBook/MBP

    You don’t need that old SuperDrive, do you? Just pop it out of your MB or MBP and pop in this OptiBay hard drive for unibody laptops. You can use the system as a pair of separate drives or as a RAID drive. The upgrade uses SATA and comes in 250GB, 320GB, and 500GB versions. Read More

  • Tri-fold Apple MacBook mock-up

    This is by no means a real Apple product, nor are we trying to pass it off as one. The notebook above is simply a clever mock-up of what a an Apple MacBook Mini (read: netbook) could look like. The touchpad/wrist rest folds on top of the keyboard and then the screen folds down. Plausible? Sure, but it’s also plausible that Microsoft will upgrade Windows Vista suckers for free to Windows… Read More

  • Apple upgrades the white Macbooks to Unibody standards

    Apple upgrades the white Macbooks to Unibody standards

    If you could care less about the unibody MacBook, Apple has packed the same innards into the old, white plastic models. Sure, the unibody supposedly gives you a more stable construction and adds the button-less glass touchpad, but the plastic option is 300 bones less. That’s a lot and should result in numerous buyers to sit back in their chairs and think about which one too buy. Our… Read More

  • Got $200? Then buy a matte screen for your 15-inch MacBook Pro!

    Got $200? Then buy a matte screen for your 15-inch MacBook Pro!

    A third-party Mac repair company will now slap a matte screen on your 15-inch MacBook Pro. You’ll remember that when the MacBook Pro was introduced in October, plenty of people freaked out because Apple didn’t offer a matte option. Read More

  • Live: Phil Schiller's MacWorld 2009 keynote

    Live: Phil Schiller's MacWorld 2009 keynote


    Welcome to our live coverage of Phil Schiller’s MacWorld 2009 keynote. We are hoping and praying that the server holds out so we’re no trying any special tricks this time – just good old fashioned blog posting. To see updates, please hit F5 to refresh. Read More