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[13 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 2,965 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 | 1,087 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 | 368 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 | 18,903 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 | 1,863 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 | No Comment | 1,961 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 | 6,451 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 | 3,146 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 …

Hardware, Mac »

[18 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,338 views]

Are you cheap? Does a bloody knuckle mean “ownership” to you? Need a modern Mac tower with lots of slots? Then rejoice, hackintoshers, because TonyMacX86 has published a fresh CustoMac guide.
When running OS X as your main operating system, supported …

Deals, Hardware, iOS, Mac »

[24 May 2013 | No Comment | 1,918 views]

Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of Summer. So, fill up your plate with some po’ salad, beans, doggies and a big dollop of steaming fresh Memorial Day deals.
• iHome — 10 percent off site wide, 10 percent donation to …

Hardware, Mac »

[21 May 2013 | No Comment | 1,494 views]

At this point, it’s quite likely that Apple will introduce if not ship new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models at this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference. Further, it’s similarly certain that they will be equipped with 802.11ac (a.k.a. gigabit wifi) …

Cord Cutter, Deals, Hardware, Music, movies, TV »

[25 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 1,504 views]

Been waiting weeks for this deal to land on Stack Social and it’s finally here — get Hulu Plus free for not a week, not two weeks, but 30 days (sweet). And, today’s Fairer Deal report also has some of …

Hardware, Mac »

[20 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 2,810 views]

Need to pick a new Apple Magic Mouse or Trackpad? Chances are there is a RadioShack store somewhere nearby your home or office. Now, the consumer electronics retailer has begun offering Mac accessories, but you will probably want to call …