You'll immediately recognize them at coffee shops, libraries, offices, college campuses, parks, and just about anywhere people are working or relaxing. The little glowing Apple on the top of the cover of these popular notebook computers is a clear indication that the person on the other side of the computer is using an Apple MacBook.
But Apple MacBooks come in different flavors, so to speak, even though they may look similar. In this article we’ll go over the ins and outs of MacBooks and also find out why they are one of the most respected brands in the industry.
In the beginning
Apple wasn’t the first company to produce notebook computers, and truth be known, Apple entered the notebook business rather late in the game: May 2006. By then notebook computers were produced by many other companies, and the competition was formidable with rivals such as HP, Dell, Compaq, and others.
But as history shows, the MacBook notebook computer became, and still is, an enormously popular computer product with the general public. But MacBooks have evolved over the years and there are now different models, which are geared for specific users and needs. More...
When Apple’s iPod iTouch was first introduced in September 2007, some critics disparagingly called it “an iPhone without the phone.” But Apple guessed right about the public’s reception, and the iTouch has become one of Apple’s best selling devices.
For those who are a bit puzzled about what an iTouch exactly is, and what the benefits of owning one are, you’ll find the answers right here.
What’s an iTouch?
If it could be described in three words it would be “portable multimedia machine.” It resembles the iPhone, and as has been pointed out by others, it’s an iPhone without the phone.
The device can be used as an MP3 player, handheld video game console, streaming video player, Internet browser, and camera. Added to these functions, depending on what type of apps you load onto it, the iTouch can serve as a sketch pad, photo editor, word processor, weight management system and even as a portable slot machine! More...
Because Apple now seems to be ramping up its iPhone refreshes at a quicker pace than before, iPhone fans can expect to see newer improved models more frequently than the standard one-year waiting time in the past.
As Apple’s schedule for the release for these phones shortens, it means people who want to buy the latest tech will have to eventually get rid of their old phones somewhere. Some will just throw them in their old electronics drawer, never to be seen again, while others will pass the old models to friends or family.
But there is a third solution: sell your iPhone to a used electronics buyer such as BuyMyTronics.com for cash.
What’s the version?
The first thing you have to do before you can get some cash for your used iPhone is to determine what model you have. Although this may sound like an obvious thing to most people, there are some who received their iPhones as a gift and may not know the difference between iPhone versions (you know who you are out there). More...
Just as expected, Apple recently announced its newest product, the iPad Mini which goes on sale today. The device itself may be slightly bigger then some of the other competitors in this category, but its definitely sleeker. Its extremely thin, strangely light, and downright beautiful. If we were going to hold a competition for overall look and feel of the device, the iPad Mini would win hands down, but that’s not why we're here!
The specs are nothing to scoff at. It will have an A5 processor, 5MP camera and 720p video. With 512mb of RAM, the iPad Mini is right in line with the iPad 2, including its resolution at 1024x768 at 163ppi, falling short of the Nexus 7 at 216ppi. This allows all the iPad apps to work flawlessly without Devs having to do excessive rescaling.
When the iPad Mini was rumored, one of the larger complaints was that the excessive amount of downsizing needed by App Developers to make their products work on the new screen would turn them away. Luckily by using the same resolution of the iPad 2, Apple avoided that. More...
By Frank Ling
Apple has sent out invitations to the press about an upcoming event for October 23, and most industry observers are guessing that Apple will be announcing its newest member to its iPad family, the iPad mini.
What is it?
At the moment, the kings of 7-inch tablets are Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and Google’s Nexus 7. All this attention and huge sales numbers for these devices has finally gotten the attention of Apple and it seems that the company will finally enter the market with a small tablet of its own—the iPad mini.
As it is with most pre-released Apple devices, specific details on the small iPad are hard to come by, but what has been speculated is that the new iPad mini will sport a 7.85-inch display and feature virtually everything that its larger big brother has—just on a smaller scale.
A recent leaked price list from MediaMarkt.com, a large European online electronics retailer, shows 8 different models of the iPad mini. When currency conversion is factored in, the entry level version may be priced at $249, while the high-end LTE 64GB version will clock in at $650. More...
By Frank Ling
With all the attention going to the new iPhone 5 launch, another product from Apple seems to have been buried in all the news—the fifth generation iPod iTouch. We’ll go over some of the highlights of this new model and see what’s in store for prospective customers.
Lots of colors
The first thing that will be apparent to this new model is it will be offered in different colors. This isn’t earth shaking but considering that every iTouch and iPhone case has, up till now, been only available in black and white, it’s pretty big news for Apple. More...
By Frank Ling
San Francisco--On Wednesday, September 12 at approximately 10:15am PST during a foggy morning in the city where little cable cars reach halfway to the stars, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, took center stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and introduced the company’s new baby—the iPhone 5. It weighed in at 112 grams.
Smaller and lighter
The iPhone 5 (yes it’s really called that) is the lightest and thinnest iPhone Apple has ever produced. It only weights 112 grams or about 4 ounces, and is 7.6mm (0.30 inches) thick.
The body of the iPhone is made of aluminum and glass. Tim Cook said the iPhone 5 was “the most beautiful product we have ever made.” The iPhone 5 will come in the colors black or white. More...
By Frank Ling
Apple seems to have some sort of clairvoyance when it comes to making new product announcements in San Francisco; the company always manages to hold these events when the weather is sunny and beautiful.
Monday, June 11, was such a day at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference in Frisco where it unveiled new models of its popular notebook computers – the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.
The MacBook Pro
Heading the big news was the reveal of the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro laptop, which features a 5.1 million pixel LED backlit Retina display with a screen resolution of 2880x1800. These stats make the MacBook Pro Retina laptop the leader for the highest image detail of any laptop computer in the world.
The MacBook Pro Retina notebook also sports up to 16GB of RAM, a standard hard drive or solid state drive up to 768GB in storage capacity, 7-hours of battery life, an Intel i7 quad-core processor, and a thin profile of only .71-inches thick.
Interestingly enough, the 17-inch MacBook has been discontinued by Apple, leaving only the 13-inch and 15.4-inch models to select from. More...
By Frank Ling
The legendary team of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak started their fledgling electronics business in the Jobs family garage selling computer kits to hobbyists and friends. In 1975, April 1, they officially formed Apple Computer, and as they say, the rest is history.
Today, Apple produces some of the finest computers on the planet, and for those who are thinking about purchasing or upgrading to a Mac, this guide go over the different computer models offered by the company.
The MacBook Air
The first in the series of laptops from Apple is called the MacBook Air. These laptops run Intel Core i5 or i7 processors. The MacBook Air is totally solid state and has
no moving parts; not even a standard hard disk drive. It stores and retrieves data via a SSD or solid state drive. The laptop can boot up in a matter of seconds and applications can be accessed at very quick speeds thanks to the electronic storage scheme. There are no onboard CD/DVD drives for this model but an external Apple Superdrive can be purchased for this purpose. More...
By Frank Ling
It’s been about a month since the New iPad officially launched and the question, on some people’s minds, is whether it’s a good idea to buy it or not. Spending half a grand on an electronic device isn’t a small matter for most people, so we’ll try to clear the air and give you the lowdown to make this decision.
The critics love it
Consumer Reports, a non-profit organization dedicated to reviewing products of virtually every kind, gave the New iPad its highest rating for tablets and said it was “superb.” This high praise from Consumer Reports carries quite a bit of weight because it has a long history of being one of the hardest review organizations to please.
The New iPad’s new Retina display has earned a reputation for being the sharpest and most colorful among all tablets and is the primary reason for the enthusiasm surrounding the new device. Consumer Reports said it has set a new standard by which all other tablets would be judged by. More...
By Frank Ling
San Francisco, CA | It was a typical day in the city yesterday; a brisk 50 degrees with the sun shining brightly in an almost cloudless blue sky that many native San Franciscans are used to, but is seen as an anomaly in other parts of the nation during this time of year. And Apple’s press conferences about the new iPad launch reflects this day nicely — bright and brisk.
This was the setting for the announcement of the new iPad at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, walked onto a stage that was adorned with purple backdrops and blue lighting. People packed in, anticipating the latest release, which would be called the "new iPad." Clever, right? More...
Short answer, 2 weeks! The long answer will be covered after the break, but if you're looking to stay on top of all the iPhone 5 scoops, you needn't look any further than here! More...
Since 2005, the iPod Shuffle has been the smallest of the iPod family. The telltale signs of identifying this model are its extreme portability, lack of screen, and cheap price. Apple has since come out with 4 different models, and we'll go over them all! More...
The iPod Nano was first released in 2005 after the iPod Mini line was discontinued. Since then it has been sold for 6 years with no signs of slowing down, and every year there's always been a new iPod Nano released. If you're doing the math, that's 6 iPod Nanos, total! When selling your iPod Nano it may be tough to distinguish which is which, but have no fear! This guide is here! More...
After the iPod Classic was introduced, Apple found that while it could hold a lot of music, it wasn't very travel friendly. The public wanted something smaller, more durable, but with the same music containing quality they found with the original. Apple's answer? The iPod Mini. More...