Deals, Mac »

[31 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

Here is the tale of two identical refurbished MacBook Pros with very different prices and value propositions. Whereas buying Apple Certified Factory Refurbished gets you free shipping and a full + extendible AppleCare warranty for $879
However, the Mac of All …

Mac »

[31 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

Although everyone’s attention is focussed firmly on the iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan betas, Apple is still very much working on Yosemite. That said, the company has release OS X 10.10.5 14F19a, the second beta for what is …

Deals, Tech »

[30 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

Would like to be Raspberry Pi hacker? Want your kids to understand hardware and programming basics? Then you need to get with the program! Get the Raspberry Pi Hacker Bundle and the hardware, from basic board to full kits, you …

Mac »

[30 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

On Monday, Apple seeded OS X 10.11 [15A235d] to developers. And, although the release notes were almost completely barren of any useful information, it certainly seemed to clear up general stability and performance issues, aka malaise. Now, Apple’s public El …

iPhone, Mobile »

[30 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere made quite a splash with iPhone owners by offering free Apple Music streaming and a free iPhone 6s upgrade for iPhone 6s owners. Now, rival Sprint is firing back with a family plan that offers more …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[29 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

It is a very simple idea that needs to implemented right now. The FCC wants to classify streaming services, like Amazon Instant Prime and Apple’s upcoming over-the-top (OTT) service as MVPD (Multichannel Video Programming Distributors). Why? Then all competitors, especially …

Deals, iPhone, Mac »

[29 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

Here at the Fairer Platform we love refurbished mobile gear. These days there are more places than just the Apple Store where you can find great prices on refurbished iPhones, iPad, iPods and, of course, Macs.
• Refurbished Droid Razr Maxx …

Apple luv »

[29 Jul 2015 | One Comment | ]

And, just as Mac OS 7.5.5 started to boot on the Apple Watch, the Conflict Catcher icon appeared and it spontaneously rebooted, again and again, and I’m kidding. Mad props for this insanely awesome waste of time created by Nick …

Cord Cutter »

[28 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments | ]

Although TV ratings agency Nielsen is having trouble measuring how people watch TV in the here and now, there is little question that cord cutting is a thing. Seriously, even Comcast is offering Stream, a streaming only package of stations.
And, …

Mac »

[28 Jul 2015 | One Comment | ]

Apparently, lots of folks have been having trouble with OS X El Capitan Beta 4, because Apple has issued a fresh developer build, OS X El Capitan Beta 5. What is new? Apple, as is their wont, isn’t saying.
OS X …