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[14 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 0 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 …

Hardware, Mac, Rumors »

[9 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Ever since Apple created and shipped the Retina MacBook Pro, the rest of us have been waiting for every other Mac to get the Retina treatment. Although no product’s real until ships, eagle eyed developers have spotted Retina iMac references …

Apple luv, Hardware, Mac »

[6 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 99 views]

You aren’t broke, but don’t have much money and your beloved MacBook Pro just died, again. What to do? Tonymacx86 member Anton Vodenitcharov took matters into his own hands, creating a classy Hackintosh inside a Power Mac G4 case.
“And one …

Hardware, Mac »

[3 Apr 2014 | 2 Comments | 313 views]

On March 5, 2013, Apple updated its $1,099 education iMac for institutional buyers. It was a rather anemic and overpriced offer at the time, and it’s even less inspiring these many months later.
So, is an update in the works …

Hardware, Mac »

[14 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 668 views]

When the Fairer Platform last checked back in July 2013, Apple AirPrint was supported by 765 printers across 19 brands. Sometime over the intervening months, that number finally surpassed 1,000.
To be precise, as of this writing, Apple lists 1,029 printer …

Deals, Hardware, Tech »

[10 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 1 views]

The latest and greatest. Do you NEED an 802.11ac broadband router? What is the best home router for you? Whereas 802.11n provided a palpable, order of magnitude performance boost over 802.11g, many users will find that 802.11ac is an appealing …

Deals, Hardware, Mac »

[13 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 176 views]

Cross pollination. Once an idea escapes into the world, you never know what will happen next. Here’s a great example — the Connected Data Transporter, a personal cloud device + service, now allows users to login using Klingon.
Yes, of course, …

Hardware, Software »

[22 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 604 views]

Apple released its sixth generation AirPort Extreme Base Station and fifth generation Time Capsule models at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. Although users welcomed these 802.11ac network devices, there were problems, several of which have now been squished.
• AirPort Extreme …

Hardware, Mac »

[29 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 127 views]

Regular Fairer Platform readers know we’re big fans of Ian Page’s MacTracker for Mac and iOS — there’s no better source for detailed info on every Apple product. However, if you want the instant hardware configuration dish on any Mac, …

Apple luv, Hardware, Mac »

[14 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 16,583 views]

The list of OS X Mavericks compatible Macs, like that for OS X Mountain Lion, doesn’t include the original original Mac Pro (a.k.a. MacPro1,1). However, with a little gumption, graphic card upgrade and some Terminal voodoo, there is a way …

Deals, Hardware, Mac »

[5 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 503 views]

The last time the Fairer Platform reported on the refurbished AirPort Extreme Base Station, back in September, it was tagged at $129. Now, Apple has cut that price to $99, which is $80 off the original SRP.
Wanna pay even less? …

Hardware, Mac »

[25 Sep 2013 | 2 Comments | 921 views]

It is easy to pooh-pooh the upgrades Apple baked into the 2013 iMac. Granted, for the average consumer, there isn’t a lot of feature checkbox red meat. Nevertheless, for the discerning user, especially image and video editing professionals, there is …

Hardware, Mac »

[23 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 529 views]

Looking for a cheap, off-the-shelf storage solution? This isn’t it. Thunderbolt peripherals are all about high-end performance for photo and video pros — G-Technology’s G-Dock, with sustained 250MB/s throughput and hot-swap convenience, is a case point.
The G-Dock ev carries a …

Hardware, Tech »

[21 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 788 views]

Thunderbolt’s delivery has badly lagged its promise, a familiar state of affairs for those around for the rise and fall of FireWire. As the rest of us wait for Apple’s Thunderbolt 2-equipped Mac Pro, another Intel partner, Asus, has delivered …