An iFixit teardown of the new MacBook Air gives us a peek at the engineering that goes into Apple's new ultraportable. Must read: iOS 12.1: Tips and tricks to help you get the most from your iPhone or iPad So, what's new on the inside? Well, a lot. First off, while the Air is in no way upgradable (the processor, RAM, and storage are all crammed onto one mainboard, along with most of the other silicon), Apple's put a bit of thought to repairability. A bit. For example, the external ports are on two separate logic boards, which means if you cause some damage by being careless, the repair should be a lot cheaper than it would be if you have to replace the mainboard. This is always a nice touch, especially as now the MacBook Air draws power from a USB-C port, and not the breakaway MagSafe connector. The new MacBook Air also has a fan. While Apple has shifted to a fanless design for its other lightweight laptops, the new Intel Core i5 processor must output more heat than a … [Read more...] about What’s inside Apple’s new MacBook Air?
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If you’re looking to trade in your MacBook, iMac, Mac desktop, or an iPad, for one of the new iPad Pro or Mac devices Apple announced today, you stand to get a pretty good return. Apple’s tech has a reputation on the secondhand market for retaining value long after release. This speaks to build quality, but mostly to Apple’s long-lasting software support for its older products. This trend is positive for both buyers, who will end up with a product that will likely continue to work for years, and sellers, who will make much of their original purchase back. There are plenty of ways of trading in your old Apple products for cash, and no matter which avenue you choose, you’ll first want to make sure that your hardware is in good shape. You can easily net an extra $50 to $100 from a sale if you’ve taken care of your tech, as buyers will pay more for products that look closer to new condition. Clean your gear How you clean your Apple product will vary a bit … [Read more...] about How to trade in your MacBook, macOS desktop, or iPad
Here's how you can get a front-row seat at Apple's October 30 iPad Pro and MacBook event in Brooklyn, New York without leaving the comfort of your home or office. Must read: iPhone XR: Here's nine things you need to know about Apple's 'affordable' iPhone The first thing to bear in mind for this event is that Apple is holding it on the east coast, which means that the event starts three hours earlier compared to Apple events held on the west coast. The event kicks off 10AM in New York, which translates as follows for different time zones:San Francisco: 7:00AM London: 2:00PM Paris: 3:00PM Moscow: 5:00PM New Delhi: 7:30PM Beijing: 10:00PM Tokyo: 11:00PM Sydney 1:00AM (Wednesday October 31) OK, so how do you want the event? You have two options. The first is that Apple is steaming the event from its website. For iPhone, iPad, PC, and Mac users, this is probably the place to go to watch it. Apple TV owners will be able to use the Apple Events app to tune in to the event. … [Read more...] about How to watch Apple’s October 30 iPad Pro and MacBook event
The latest and greatest version of macOS is here. Whether you’ve been bingeing on the beta for months or forgot all about version 10.14 of Apple’s desktop operating system, you can download the final version of macOS Mojave starting right now. Well, maybe. Which desktops and laptops are compatible with macOS Mojave? According to Apple itself, these are the various computer configurations you can use with macOS Mojave. If you have an older Mac desktop or laptop, you’re out of luck (unless you get creative): MacBook models introduced in early 2015 or later MacBook Air models introduced in mid 2012 or later MacBook Pro models introduced in mid 2012 or later Mac mini models introduced in late 2012 or later iMac models introduced in late 2012 or later iMac Pro (all models) Mac Pro models introduced in late 2013, plus mid 2010 or mid 2012 models with recommended Metal-capable graphics processor, including MSI Gaming Radeon RX 560 and Sapphire Radeon PULSE RX 580 Will … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know Before (and After) Installing macOS Mojave
Our need for storage and bigger capacity is increasing rapidly. Cloud backup is an option, but when it comes to keeping personal data safe external hard drive is a better option. In order to save your time and money, it`s crucial to choose the right product, and it will be much easier to do after reading our buying guide. There are three main purposes for an external hard drive: to expand storage capacity, to backup digital data, and to share information between computers. Desktop external hard drives are based on 3.5 inch internal hard drives, but the laptop (external/portable) hard drives are based on the 2.5 inch internal hard drives. It took us over a month of work to put this article together. It took hours of reading buyers guides, product reviews, testing, comparing, checking software and backing up to determine best external hard drives. Many aspects were taken into consideration, like price, capacity, size, performance, built quality, overall user reviews, warranty, included … [Read more...] about The Best External Hard Drives of 2018