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Apple WWDC 2012 Keynote Roundup

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This year’s WWDC 2012 conference was just a tad too late for us to liveblog, but here is a quick rundown of what went down. More detailed looks at each new piece will follow shortly. MacBook Air (starting at $1099) (11-inch or 13-inch) (available now) An updated MacBook Air has been shown with Ivy Bridge. Improvements with the starter model (11-inch $1099) include a new 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, […]

RUMOUR MILL: Apple to redesign all product lines in 2012, iPad 3 launch in Q3?

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Two separate reports from Taiwanese publication Digitimes is reporting that Apple could be overhauling all of its product lines in 2012 – including the iPhone, iMac, iPad and MacBook Air lines. These are coming from, as usual, ‘anonymous sources within’. One report claims that the iPad 3 is set to launch in March, with all the internal suppliers and components secured by December. However, things get a bit confusing from […]

Lion out and MacBook killed off as Apple Store updated

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Apple is now selling the latest edition of the Mac OS X – version 10.7, or dubbed “Lion” – on its App Store. However, at the same time, Apple has quietly killed off the polycarbonate MacBook from its lineup, making the MacBook Air the cheapest MacBook sold by Apple. The MacBook was previously the consumer laptop of its Mac notebook like before a 2008 shift saw the MacBook Pro conforming […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 38: That’ll be $78 Trillion, please

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James Wilson, holding his new partner at the iPad 2 Launch (Image: Stewart Wilson/TECHGEEK.com.au) Despite the fact that Tom, James and Stewart aren’t on, the TECHGEEK Weekly Podcast still lives on, and we discuss the launch of the iPad 2, talk about the BlackBerry Playbook to come with Android applications and the fact that Duke Nukem Forever is delayed (again!). We also find out that Tom, James and Stewart really […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 34: Two Girls, One Wii

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The little Wii gets a bit more intimate with a brand new game, Mortal Kombat banned in Australia and the MacBook Pro gets a little hardware revamp – and we make a big deal about it and the new Thunderbolt. Wait, what? That’s all this week on the TECHGEEK Weekly podcast with the return of James Wilson plus one guest – Matt Rossi. Who? Matt Rossi, a friend of one […]

FaceTime for Mac exits beta, will cost you $1.19 [u]

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Mac users will be happy to know that FaceTime for Mac – the tool to allow you to communicate with your friends who happen to also have another Mac product or iPhone/iPod touch – is now out of beta. But typical Apple, the finished version will cost you. Don’t worry, it’s not bad. It will cost you AUD $1.19 – or in the Apple Store currency converter equivalent of US […]

Apple refreshes the MacBook Pro

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Apple has today released a big new update to their MacBook Pro lineup. The new laptops have “next generation” processors and graphics cards, a FaceTime HD camera (or as we like to call it, a good webcam) and Thunderbolt I/O technology, developed by Intel and Apple. The Thunderbolt I/O features two bi-directional channels, each with transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps. For the not- so technological kinds, like me, Intel […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 21: We dropped the cable

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Okay, we get it. We fail at comedy. Don’t get your knickers in a twist. We discuss the Wikileaks saga, the fact that Porn aims to be the next Google in stealing your private data and that Apple tries to push a dead social network with a dead celebrity. Yep, and while I’m so going to get angry emails from Michael Jackson fans, Tom is going to get emails from […]

Report: iPad cannibalising Apple’s MacBook sales

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Strong sales of the iPad could have a small impact to sales of its flagship Mac lineup, in particular its low-end MacBook line, according to one financial analyst citing supply chain sources. Shaw Wu, from Kaufman Bros., told investors that checks with suppliers revealed that the iPad availability is better than expected, mainly due to the increased availability of screens that the iPad uses. However, the MacBook (not MacBook Pro) […]

Apple announces Bondi Store opening

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Apple is set to open the doors to its Bondi Junction store on May 28 – the same day the iPad will be released – at the good time of 8am. How do we know this? Well, a little invite popped into a message box with the details: The Apple Store Bondi is the best place to learn about all the latest products from Apple, including the magical new iPad™ […]

Apple and Windows 7 – relief is here.

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Apple have today released the best thing for Windows users – updated Bootcamp drivers for their Windows 7 installation on their Mac. While this will be of big relieve to those who use Windoze Windows on their Mac, the following models have been classed as unsupported: iMac (17-inch, Early 2006) iMac (17-inch, Late 2006) iMac (20-inch, Early 2006) iMac (20-inch, Late 2006) MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2006) MacBook Pro (17-inch, […]

New hardware from Cupertino? Possibly.

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Swirling around the interwebs is a lot of noise about Apple Inc. updating it’s iMac, Mac Mini and other various hardware tomorrow sometime [ Tuesday Californian time ]. Such updates include: – Redesigned plastic MacBooks – Redesigned “impressive” iMacs – Mac mini updates, including one based on Mac OS X Server – Multi-touch “Magic Mouse” – A multi-touch “trackpad gadget” for desktop Macs We’ll keep you up-to-date with any new […]

In Brief: MacBook Air gets a price change

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IN BRIEF: At its WWDC conference, Apple has announced a pricing change to its MacBook Air laptop. The thin notebook will now have a new entry-level pricetag of US$1,499 for a 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a 120GB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics; and its 128SSD model with a 2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and same graphics card will now cost US$1,799.

MacBook gets update as well – same as MacBook Pro, with changes

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The MacBook, as we mentioned, got an upgrade as well. It is all similar to the MacBook Pro, but now only comes in a 13″ model, adds an NVIDIA GeForce 6400M graphics processor and limits the RAM to 2GB. The 13″ inch model for the new ones comes in 2 versions, one for AU$2,099 that has a 160GB and has a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and another one […]