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MacTrast Deals: The Monster Mac Freebie Bundle + Bonus App: BackBlaze

Posted on 29/10/2014 by Chris Hauk


Here’s a chance to get 7 great Mac apps for free. Plus, after 50,000 downloads, everyone gets 3 months of Backblaze Online Cloud Backup for free! So be sure to grab your free bundle, and share your good fortune on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, so we reach the 50K download milestone so we can all grab that free 3 months of Backblaze!


Retina Display Enhanced Microsoft Office for Mac On The Way

Posted on 29/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Leaked screenshots of what is claimed to be a new version of Outlook that is to be part of Office for Mac 16 have appeared on Chinese site cnBeta, and ZDNet reports that its sources say Microsoft will be announcing the timing for its next edition of Office for Mac “very soon.”


Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over 2011 MacBook Pro GPU Issues

Posted on 28/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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MacTrast has reported multiple times this year on reports of graphics issues experienced by owners of 2011 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models. Apple has to date ignored the issue, amid claims that it is a manufacturing defect that should be repaired by Apple at no cost.


MacTrast Deals: Save on 3 Years of Hacker Protection With VPN Unlimited – Just $19

Posted on 27/10/2014 by Chris Hauk


When you use unsecured public Wi-Fi hotspots, you’re opening yourself up to hackers and identity thieves who want to steal your personal information. You have exactly three days left to grab 3 years of protection from the bad guys with VPN Unlimited Premium. Just $19 for three years worth of peace of mind? Sounds like a good deal to us!


‘Upcycled': Power Mac G5s Get New Life as Furniture

Posted on 23/10/2014 by Chris Hauk


The smooth aluminum chassis of Apple’s 2003 Power Mac G5 was a widely admired distinctive design. Inspired by this, designer Klaus Geiger decided to “upcycle” these aging relics of the computer world because he says the machines are “simply too good to be disposed of.”


1Password 5 for Mac Gets OS X Yosemite Revamp

Posted on 17/10/2014 by Chris Hauk


Developer AgileBits has released 1Password 5 for Mac, a completely redesign version of their popular secure password manager, and they’ve made it just for OS X Yosemite users.


Apple Gives Some Update Love to The Mac mini – Now Starts at $499

Posted on 16/10/2014 by Chris Hauk


Apple finally gave some update love to their Mac mini today, bumping up the specs, while lowering the price by $100. The new Mac mini features fourth generation Intel Core processors, integrated graphics that are up to 90% faster, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Thunderbolt 2.


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