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A tale of two iPads
— 7:00 AM on August 9, 2012

About six weeks ago, I managed to sell my MacBook Air three days after the new MacBook Air models were released and one day before...

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The new OS X, same as the old OS X
— 3:18 PM on August 2, 2012

This past Monday morning, Apple reported that their latest version (10.8) of OS X, called Mountain Lion for those still running System 7, had been...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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The obligatory Surface blog post
— 10:26 AM on June 20, 2012

Greetings, hippies. To be honest, I was going to simply ignore Microsoft's unveiling of the Surface tablet. I mean, tablets. As much fun as it's...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Keep calm and buy old tech
— 10:26 AM on June 15, 2012

In my mind, I've always been an early adopter. In my mind, I'm...

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A touch of the bloat
— 7:00 AM on June 11, 2012

When I say "bloatware," which Microsoft Office program springs to mind? Are you even wondering why I narrowed your choices to Office modules? Of course...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Fake Different
— 4:19 PM on May 23, 2012

If you're a Mac fan of a certain age, you no doubt recognize...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Western Digital's VelociRaptor 1TB hard drive
— 7:00 AM on April 16, 2012

Is there any hope for high-performance mechanical drives? We test WD's latest 10k-RPM VelociRaptor 1TB against a diverse array of competitors to find out.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Apple TV UI great if you're not using Apple TV
— 10:03 AM on March 29, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, I purchased a new Apple TV. Which is not an actual TV. But you probably knew that. It is, however,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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OCZ's RevoDrive 3 X2 240GB solid-state drive
— 4:48 PM on March 26, 2012

Using virtualization voodoo, the RevoDrive 3 X2 combines four SandForce-based SSDs on a single PCIe card purportedly capable of transfer rates up to 1500MB/s. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Return to the the tech island in the stream
— 4:40 PM on March 16, 2012

Today is, by international decree of some mildly corrupt UN commission, iPad Day. Not iPad 3 day, mind you, as Apple has decided to stop...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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It's 106 miles to Chicago, it's dark, and we've got an app
— 11:15 AM on March 6, 2012

On this, iPad 3 Eve (and apparently Apple TV 3 Eve, as well), I thought it might be nice to step back from X-raying all...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Behold the mewling mountain kitty
— 10:43 AM on February 29, 2012

So I managed to spend some time with a preview release of OS X 10.8 (don't you dare call it Mac OS X anymore, you...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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TR's March 2012 system guide
— 4:16 PM on February 22, 2012

Not much new hardware has come out since we published our last guide in December, but this edition is still choc-full of small, incremental...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

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Of Macs and medicine
— 11:47 AM on February 16, 2012

For nearly a dozen years now, I've carried around an incredibly advanced technological wonder of a device, first in a belt-clip holster (so you know...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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A closer look at the new AMD
— 4:08 PM on February 9, 2012

AMD has a new management team and a new direction. They recently shared their vision for the company's future, and we were there, listening...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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Why '1984' will always be the only '1984'
— 8:37 PM on February 6, 2012

It's been the same for almost three decades now. The Super Bowl rolls into view and the world goes all atwitter with talk about which...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Come on, feel the video noize
— 2:03 PM on January 30, 2012

When I was a kid—you know, back in the day—my parents had an 8-mm movie camera. Not Super 8, mind you. Just regular ol' 8....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Apple rewrites the history books
— 7:00 AM on January 23, 2012

To be precise, Apple has not quite rewritten the history books. They have reformatted them. Taken the flat, lifeless pages of text and transformed them...

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