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[17 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 169 views]

My current home WiFi networking includes a refurbished Airport Express Base Station and refurbished Airport Express hub, both are 802.11n models. Both units have performed pretty much flawlessly, providing superbly reliable and fast (35Mbps cable broadband) connectivity — no mean …

Hardware, Mac »

[26 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 37 views]

Apple has been busy updating Macs here in 2015, but there are still many models yet untouched, notably the company’s 21-inch iMac line. That omission will be addressed this Fall with the introduction of 21-inch 4K iMacs running OS X …

Hardware, Mac, Software »

[15 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 95 views]

Apple’s latest Back to Mac technology repatriation is the transition of the iOS Metal graphics abstraction layer to OS X El Capitan. Metal for Mac is here, promising faster development, more power from the same hardware and, we’re all hoping, …

Hardware, Mac »

[13 May 2015 | One Comment | 29 views]

The Nonda Hub+ Kickstarter pitch is straight forward — if you need more than the single USB-C port that your 2015 MacBook provides, the Hub+ is the answer. There are, however, a couple catches, notably that the Hub+ will cost …

Hardware, Mac »

[11 May 2015 | No Comment | 16 views]

Your Mac Pro needs a Blu-ray like a fish needs a bicycle, that much. All the more because this Mac blu-ray is actually the BluDrive, a hockey puck shaped device that styled to complement Apple’s trashcan Mac Pro.
NuMac Solutions is …

Hardware, Mac »

[10 May 2015 | No Comment | 20 views]

Hey, Jony, here’s a dopey idea. This definitely isn’t an Apple product. However, some ideas are so dumb they’re cool if not quite insanely great — behold the LED USB fan clock.
Vodcart USB LED Fan Clock, $16.93 (Prime)
— USB powered …

Hardware, Mac »

[17 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 2,450 views]

Life is is an endless series of compromises. Even Apple’s beautiful products are compromises, perhaps most notably the company’s newest entry-level Macs. That said, can you build a Hackintosh Mac mini that’s better than Apple’s real deal Mac mini?
Again, you …

Deals, Hardware, Mac, Software »

[12 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 981 views]

Regular Fairer Platform readers know we’re big, big fans of refurbished Macs and cheap software. This Apple Christmas Deal write up is all about refurbished Macs, including a special $10 off offer from Mac of All Trades.
• December Coupon Special …

Hardware, Mac »

[15 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,114 views]

Have an older Mac running OS X Yosemite and chaffing at the speed and range limitations of 802.11n WiFi? Mac peripheral maker QuickerTek has your back with compatible 802.11ac adapters with Yosemite driver support — boom, done.
“With release of this …

Apple luv, Hardware, Mac »

[6 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 2,245 views]

With a smidgeon of smarts and dash of derring do, you could create your very own OS X Yosemite Hackintosh. Whether that means buying an off-the-shelf PC or assembling a free range, organic CustoMac with your hands is entirely up …

Apple luv, Hardware, iPad, iPhone, Mac »

[3 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 903 views]

What do you call a guy with a collection of 35 Apple prototype products, including preproduction versions of the Mac Portable, Newton 110, Graphite iMac and even some mockups that never became products, “geek,” right?
“I don’t think of myself as …

Hardware, iOS, Mac »

[2 Sep 2014 | 2 Comments | 805 views]

Apple’s September Media Event is still a week away, but El Gato is taking advantage of the calm before the storm to pre-announce its Eve home automation product line. And, yes, these peripherals and apps are Apple HomeKit compatible.
The full …

Hardware, Mac »

[2 Sep 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,895 views]

Apple’s lowest-cost computer was last updated on October 23, 2012. So, the current entry-level model provides only Intel Ivy Bridge chip tech paired with a bare bones configuration of RAM, storage and graphics. The 2014 Mac mini should be so …

Hardware, Mac »

[31 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 601 views]

Goodbye, Axiotron. Hello, Modbook Pro X and behold “The ultimate, all-in-one portable content creation tool.” That is the hype and here is the plan to bring the world’s one and only after-market modification that turns an 15-inch MacBook Pro into …

Hardware, Mac »

[14 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 2,893 views]

If you have an older Mac that you’d like to upgrade to the latest 802.11ac wifi tech, your options were until now limited to external USB products. Enter Quickertek and its QCard 802.11ac internal WiFi upgrade cards for the Mac.
Best …