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TwelveSouth PlugBug World for International Charging

March 26, 2013 | 9 You may remember back to around a year ago when the PlugBug was released by TwelveSouth to great critical acclaim. This fantastic Mac and iDevice charger was the perfect solution for charging any of your Apple devices, and it was handy enough to carry around every single place you go. The TwelveSouth PlugBug has now gone through a major update, and this time it has gone international. The adapter is now swappable and you can use it in the United Kingdom, anywhere in Continental Europe, Australia, Read more [...]

Redeem iTunes Gift Cards via Camera in iTunes 11

November 29, 2012 | 1 In Apple's just-released iTunes 11, users visiting the iTunes Store to redeem gift cards have a new option allowing them to simply take a photo of the code on the back of the card with their computer's camera in order to redeem their cards. The option, which requires a card containing a box around the code to assist with recognition, allows users to quickly and easily redeem gift cards without having to worry about accurately typing in the unique 16-character code. Users are also still allowed Read more [...]

TwelveSouth HiRise for Macbook

November 28, 2012 | Twelve South has done it again. Once again they have announced another useful product for an Apple Device, and this time it is the MacBook that is the target. Let me introduce you to the Twelve South HiRise. Like the other HiRises that Twelve South has released before, this product is designed to lift your device above the table in order to give you a bit more space. In keeping with the standard Apple Design, the HiRise is made out of aluminium. The base takes the form of a foot which sits upon Read more [...]

Apple Considering Switch From Intel Chips in Future Macs

November 28, 2012 | 1 Anybody remember the uproar back in 2005 when Apple decided to change to Intel Processors from PowerPC Chips? This came as a result of a number of problems with this chip, including power consumption issues. Well it looks like Apple is set to change again, although this time they won’t be going for a pre-existing chip, instead they will be developing one of their own. This comes after last year when rumours were abound that they were planning on switching from Intel to ARM processors in their future Read more [...]

Apple’s New Fusion Drive

October 30, 2012 | 1 The end of October has been a pretty busy time for Apple. Not only did they introduce the Mac Mini, iMac, and the latest incarnations of the iPad and the new iPad Mini, they also announced a brand new storage option, a device they have dubbed the ‘Fusion Drive’. So what is it all about? And why is it different from other pieces of technology that already exists? Well, according to Apple, the brand new Fusion Drive is speedy and efficient. It is perfect for the more disk-intensive tasks, for Read more [...]

Reseting The System Management Controller

August 22, 2012 | Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC) Summary In some situations, you may need to reset your computer's SMC.  Learn how to identify these conditions and reset the SMC. Note: It is possible that the SMC could encounter an issue that may cause unusual system behavior typically related to the symptoms described below. In some cases, resetting the SMC may be the only correct method to resolve the issue, however, an SMC reset should only be attempted Read more [...]

Boot Camp Files Hint at New Mac Pro and iMac Models

August 10, 2012 | Hidden files in the Mountain Lion version of Boot Camp appear to confirm the next generation of both the Mac Pro and iMac, according to information dug up byAppleInsider. Within a Boot Camp configuration file lies information that tells the software what models of Mac can boot Windows from a USB-drive, a task that only Macs of a more recent vintage can accomplish. The file includes mention of the existing Mac Mini and MacBook Air, but also mentions iMac 13,0 and MacPro 6,0 models -- machines Read more [...]