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New Mac Pros coming soon?

April 8, 2013 | 9 MacDailyNews, which does not have much of a track record on rumors, says one of its sources said Apple will announce a replacement to the Mac Pro at some point in the next several months. Apple will announce its replacement for the company’s Mac Pro lineup this month, a source who has been correct about Apple product matters in the past has just informed us. Our source offered no information as to whether the "Mac Pro replacement" would be a tower, mini-tower, or some other solution, but Read more [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Just Judge Cameras by Megapixels

April 8, 2013 | 11 In the digital cameras of today, the megapixel issue of yesterday is a non-issue. Unless you are going to be making extreme enlargements - 16” x 20” or larger - a camera having a low double-digit megapixel capability (10 or 12 megapixels) will more than meet your needs. Instead of worrying about megapixels when selecting a camera, spend your time researching features that do make a difference in your photography, such as: Sensor Size ISO Range Metering Modes Optical/Digital Zoom Read more [...]

New iOS 7 Concept Rumors

April 8, 2013 | 10 Earlier this week, a number of Apple-focused bloggers claimed iOS 7 was running behind schedule and that it would bring a significant user interface refresh. Designer F. Bianco has posted a set of images to Flickr with some interesting thoughts on what useful changes Apple could make to iOS 7 to improve the user experience. Apple's user interfaces will likely face new scrutiny now that Facebook has laid out a new vision for how phone users interact with their devices with Facebook Home. One Read more [...]

iTunes Audiobooks Lost For Good?

April 3, 2013 | 8 Audiobooks, unlike your other iTunes purchases, cannot be re-downloaded from the store. On a Mac, you can dig into your iTunes folder and move the DRM-protected files to another authorized machine. iOS devices, however, lack a file system that the user can access, so if you never sync with a Mac, you could run into an issue like I did when I had to swap out my iPhone 5. A couple of weeks ago my iPhone 5's power button started acting strange. It appeared to be a mechanical issue, so I went to Read more [...]

Best Buy to Add Samsung mini-stores

March 29, 2013 | 10 The battles between Apple and Samsung have been heating up for a while, and there is a new battleground for the two foes -- the aisles of Best Buy stores. Geek.com reported this morning that some high-traffic Best Buy stores have been given orders to remove two aisles next to the mobile section of their stores to make room for a Samsung "store within a store." At this time, Best Buy stores include an Apple mini-store where customers can browse and buy their favorite Apple products and accessories. Read more [...]

Crown XLS2500 DriveCore Power Amp Review

March 28, 2013 | 5 If you have any knowledge about amplifiers for Portable PA Systems then you will know that any of the products from the Crown XLS series are some of the most highly regarded in the industry. This of course means that the Crown XLS2500 had a lot to live up to, has it managed to it or has it fallen by the wayside? Let’s take a little look. One of the greatest features of the XLS2500 is just how portable it is. It weight under 12 pounds, compare this to its competitors that weight 40 pounds and Read more [...]

Apple to release 4K AppleTV in 2013-2014?

March 27, 2013 | 12 Apple's rumored television set project has a long history of claims from various sources, and while the "iWatch" has taken on a more prominent place in the rumor mill in recent months, an Apple television continues to be on the radar of a number of industry watchers. Digitimes now reports on word from unidentified supply chain sources that Apple is working on an "Ultra HD" or "4K" television set that would carry a resolution of 3840 x 2160. The report claims that Apple's Internet-connected Read more [...]

Røde 24-bit 96Khz Recorder – Ixy Review

March 26, 2013 | 7 Røde is known for making some of the most innovative audio products. It therefore comes as no surprise that they are one of the first to launch a stereo microphone that can be used in combination with either the iPhone or iPad. This innovative microphone is one of the first on the market to claim that it can record at 24-bit/96kHz, but is it any good? Let’s take a little look. The IXY was recently announced at the Consumer Electronics Show to great fanfare. The audience was blown away by the Read more [...]

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 [...]

Apple adds two-step verification option for Apple ID’s

March 21, 2013 | 12 Apple has implemented a new two-step verification system for Apple IDs (via 9to5Mac), adding an additional layer of protection for Apple accounts with an extra security code and a "trusted" device. Two-step verification will require you to verify your identity using one of your devices before you can make changes to your account or make an iTunes or App Store purchase from a new device. You will also get a Recovery Key for safekeeping which you can use to access your account if you ever forget Read more [...]