Apple has been holding off on any major updates to its MacBook lineup of laptops, because it has been waiting for the release of Intel’s upcoming Broadwell chip. The Broadwell is small, fanless, and is expected to be the most energy efficient Intel processor yet.
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The last several months have seen a plethora of drawings, photos, and mockups for rear shell parts for the iPhone 6 that have indicated Apple was abandoning the pill-shaped “True Tone” dual-LED flash it used on the iPhone 5s.
It appears Microsoft has given up on trying to compare its lineup of Surface tablets to Apple’s industry leading iPad, and is instead taking aim at Apple’s ultra-light laptop, the MacBook Air.
A set of photos released on Sunday show a close-up of an assembled 4.7-inch display, allegedly bound for Apple’s upcoming “iPhone 6.” The photo shows a cover glass, mounting structures and flex cables.
More photos have surface that allegedly show various iPhone 6 parts. The most recent pics show what are purported to be the embedded rear Apple logo, external camera ring, Touch ID home button enclosure, flex cables, and more
Are you new to the Mac, or do you just want to learn more about OS X Mavericks, the operating system that powers your Mac? Then today’s MacTrast Deal is for you! Master Mac OS X Mavericks & Become A…
The cute little kitteh you saw in your backyard this morning might not have just been chasing field mice, it was possibly scoping out your home Wi-Fi signal to see if it was unprotected.
This weekend, our friends over at SUAPP offered to share a set of their beautiful wallpapers with MacTrast readers. Hassan Hareth, the proprietor of the site, reports on tech-related news, and also shares his self-created wallpapers on the site.
Judge Lucy Koh has rejected a settlement reached earlier this year by workers and Apple, Google, Adobe and other tech companies they had worked at over an anti-poaching agreement between the companies. CNN reports that Jude Koh has ruled the settlement amount was not high enough, and should actually be at least $380 million.
Several reports from users earlier today indicated Apple’s iCloud Mail service was experiencing difficulties. Apple has now updated their System Status Page to indicate that some users are indeed experiencing an outage.
I don’t know about you, but while I love my iPad, I have never gotten used to typing on its virtual keyboard for any extended length of time. Today’s MacTrast Deal offers a remedy for that, a Bluetooth Keyboard Case that allows you to quickly enter text on your favorite tablet, while also protecting the screen when you’re not using your iPad. The deal even includes a stylus and screen protector. Nice.
A major earthquake hit the Yunnan Province of China earlier this week, killing more than 600 people and causing widespread damage. Apple has now made a donation of $1.6 million to support relief efforts in the affected region.
Just in time for “Back to School”, Apple is running a limited-time sales on 20 “Amazing Productivity Apps” in the iOS App Store. Included in the promotion are some of our favorite apps such as to-do list app Clear, calendaring app Fantastical 2, the handy Launch Center Pro app, and PDF Expert 5 and Scanner Pro, both by Readdle.
Earlier this week it was reported that the Chinese government had placed a ban on local and national government’s purchases of Apple products. Now, Chinese officials are saying the “ban” was just an issue with some uncompleted paperwork, and routine price adjustments on a website.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has rejected a specific part of Apple’s autocorrect patent that Samsung was found to have infringed. This makes it likely that the $119,625,000 in damages awarded by the court to Apple could be reduced.
Saving thousands of dollars per year is a big reason to cut the cord. Cutting the cord is a general term for those that want to watch TV on their own schedule, without having to deal with a cable company or satellite provider. There are those of us who only need a few channels that are still provided free via over the air digital signal.