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Mac OS X Yosemite: how to get it and what you need

by Blogger ‎10-23-2014 12:54 PM - edited ‎10-23-2014 12:56 PM

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Apple released its latest version of Mac OS X, called Yosemite, the second version named after a place in California. It also marks a particular synergy between OS X and iOS — not a merging of the two — but rather an easier way to get them working with one another. It also marks a new look, one that flattens the visuals to fall more in line with the current graphics seen in iOS. There are plenty of new features, and a straightforward upgrade process to get to them.

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Overview: Apple's iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, Mac mini and iMac with 5K Retina display launch

by Blogger on ‎10-16-2014 06:10 PM - last edited on ‎10-17-2014 03:51 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Cupertino - Apple today hosted a special event in their campus where they unveiled the iPad Air 2, the iPad mini 3, updated OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1 as well as new Mac mini and an iMac with 5k Retina Display to round off this year's product offerings.

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Top 3 Streaming Devices for Dorm Room

by Blogger on ‎08-18-2014 11:03 AM - last edited on ‎08-18-2014 02:24 PM by Administrator

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Not many student dorms or residences come with cable TV.  After all, you’re there to learn, not to chill out with Robert Downey Jr. But these days a lot of dorms come with WiFi, which means you can get yourself a TV streaming device, and watch TV or movies whenever you want, in the privacy of your (tiny) room. Check out the Top 3 streaming devices available.

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Choosing the right Apple MacBook for you

by Blogger on ‎08-13-2014 03:04 PM - last edited on ‎08-13-2014 03:23 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Look at one of Apple’s MacBooks today and you will see something that looks familiar, yet uniquely different at the same time. The MacBook line has gone through several evolutionary changes over the last eight years, having also gone from three particular designs, down to two: the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Both follow the same design philosophies, though feel distinct at the same time. Based on my years of experience with both, I can tell you why.

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How to buy the right Apple computer for school

by Blogger on ‎08-11-2014 11:39 AM - last edited on ‎08-11-2014 11:51 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

All-the-Macs.jpgApple's notebooks and desktops are seeing increasing levels of popularity as well as adoption into the educational market. Their build-quality, reputation for security, and general durability and ease of use, make them ideal devices for students and teachers in many universities and disciplines.  Let's take a look at the strengths and ideal use cases for Apple's current line of notebooks and desktops geared for back to school.

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Laptops for Back to School as chosen by you, the consumers

by Blogger on ‎07-30-2014 08:36 PM - last edited on ‎08-11-2014 01:12 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Finding a good laptop requires research and maybe even a little sleuthing, but what might be ideal for someone else may not be the best fit for what you need. The bevy of choices doesn’t simplify the process all that much, so narrowing things down does help make a more concerted effort to spend money on something that is ultimately an investment.

 

In the previous post, I ran through some laptops that I thought would be good starting points for students, breaking them down into various categories. Of course, that was my opinion to the best of my knowledge. You, the readers and customers, have made your opinions known through feedback provided on the site.

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Apple TV Tips, Tricks and Good Stuff to Know

by Blogger on ‎01-08-2014 06:44 PM - last edited on ‎01-20-2014 01:22 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

Apple TV is one of the best ways to get content to your television.  It's simple, relatively inexpensive and easy to use.  If you found one under the tree, you're about to begin enjoying some great stuff right from the comfort of your living room.  Hopefully by now it's unpacked, installed and you've got an iTunes login.  Now to find out all the other little things to know!

 

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Logitech's Line of iPad Air keyboards and cases

by Blogger on ‎12-30-2013 12:50 PM - last edited on ‎03-13-2014 10:48 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

 

 

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The iPad Air is arguably the most popular and powerful tablet in the market today. While it boasts a huge ecosystem of apps and accessories, a proper keyboard can convert the content consumption marvel into a bona-fide productivity tool.

 

 

 

Logitech understands what various users need and while they have made a name for themselves by making various keyboard cases for a range of tablets, their line of iPad Air solutions runs the gamut from standalone keyboard covers to innovative cases that use various materials to keep the whole package light and portable.

 

 

 

So, whether you need a simple case, a standalone full-featured keyboard, a low-profile case with a fabric keyboard or a complete case and full-featured keyboard, Logitech has you covered.

 

Apple has made substantial changes to the iPad Air, slimming down the device’s profile and making it even lighter and easier to carry in one hand.

 

 

 

The challenge for accessory manufacturers is how to extend the iPad’s functionality without bulking it up. Let’s take a look at Logitech’s iPad Air accessories

 

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CinemaNow screen.jpgRenting and buying movies online has been around for years, especially since Apple’s iTunes Store changed the industry and caused some very notable video rental stores to go belly up. CinemaNow first entered the Canadian market last year, and recently expanded its scope in the country with new apps for iOS and Android.

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iMessage icon.jpgOne feature introduced in Mac OS X Mountain Lion when it launched in the summer was the ability to use iMessage to send and receive messages with iOS users. If you haven’t tried it or haven’t found a use for it, it can come in real handy at opportune times.

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One of the cool things about how ubiquitous Android is comes in how it integrates with other devices. Not everyone who has a Mac has an iPhone or iPad, and for those who prefer to have an Android mobile device, the File Transfer software is a simple way to manage the video, music and photos you copy over.

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4 Steps To Get Ready For OS X Mountain Lion

by Blogger on ‎07-25-2012 07:55 PM - last edited on ‎09-06-2012 03:22 PM by Administrator

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Ooh baby! OS X Mountain Lion is out today, so the operative question is—are you ready for it?

 

Actually, the more important question is whether your Mac (and apps) are ready for the upgrade. At $20 it’s a no brainer to want to make the jump, so in this post I’m going to help get you there.

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Review of Apple MacBook Air 13 (2012)

by Blogger on ‎07-04-2012 06:45 AM - last edited on ‎07-20-2012 02:13 PM by Administrator

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The 13-inch MacBook Air (starting at $1229 at Future Shop) has evolved from 2008's underpowered and overpriced progenitor of all things Ultrabook to a leading example of the class of notebooks it helped define. The latest version doesn't just sport some very fast dual-core Intel Core i5 processors, 4GB of RAM across the aboard and up to 256GB of SSD, it also brings 2 USB 3.0 ports as well as two Thunderbolt ports to the party.

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Having a Mac Attack? Think ConnectPro!

by Emerging Expert The_Texorcist Emerging Expert on ‎06-28-2012 02:35 PM - last edited on ‎07-20-2012 02:33 PM by Administrator

macbook.jpgAhh…  that time of year is fast approaching. The time when the season turns, the air gets crisp… and parents gleefully send their young back to the halls of learning. Of course, we all want to give our kids the tools they need to get ahead in their education, and in this day and age the computer is more important than ever. From researching facts to polishing class presentations, these devices have become integral to how we learn, from grade school through to graduate work. And HOW we work has become more of a focus than ever before.

 

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Review: Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display

by Blogger ‎06-16-2012 12:53 PM - edited ‎06-16-2012 01:00 PM

DSC02521.jpgThe most exciting product revealed at  Apple's WWDC 2012 was Apple’s new flagship notebook, the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Incorporating design elements from the MacBook Air line and the display inspired from iPhone and iPad, this really is the pinnacle of Apple design and engineering.
This is a professional notebook with the latest Intel Core i7 'Ivy Bridge' processors, cracking new graphics architecture, all-SSD (Solid State Drive) storage and the first Retina Display outside of an iPhone or iPad and it is available now from Future Shop starting at $2,229. 

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