What are the benefits of buying a used Macbook?
Historically speaking macbooks have a special type of reputation in the PC marketplace. They hold their value like a lightly driven Acura, and they rival the quality of service you might find in any tool that you're used to relying upon. Every year Apple tries to stun us with a new and marginally more powerful Macbook than the year before. Sometimes Apple gives us a new macbook with a more powerful processor, sometimes with a bigger screen, sometimes with a thinner screen. So when is the right time for somebody to get a Macbook and why purchase a used one instead of a brand new one from Apple.
Cost savings are an obvious benefit of purchasing a used Macbook. If you're buying from a friend chances are he or she has ...
Facebook and Project Aquila
What do you do when you have more money than you can possibly need in your lifetime? You benefit the world according to Mark Zuckerberg. According to a break in the New York times, we've learned that Facebook is building a wireless network that will change the earth forever. They'll be using solar powered UAVs to deliver internet broadband to the United States. Facebook has pioneered the development of drones which have a wingspan of a commercial jet but weigh a little more than a Yaris.
Using high powered lasers to beam signals to ground stations, these drones will be flying for up to 3 months uninterrupted at a time all the while creating an invisible WiFi grid that will support purportedly coverage from an altitude as high as 90,000 feet above the earth all the while ...
Google and Intel's Smart-Watch Love Child
Tag Heuer, the famous Swiss watch maker, is diving headfirst into the Smart-watch industry backed by their new partnership with Google & Intel and everyone is bringing something to the table. Tag Heuer is responsible for design and manufacturing, Intel is contributing the processor and hardware, and Google is going to make sure you can find it on the search engines (just kidding they're supplying the operating system.) Naturally this is making waves, especially in Europe. CEO Jean-Claude Biver calling it his "biggest announcement ever" in 40 years of working in the industry. As usual we promise to keep you posted on all the latest and greatest that the watch will have to offer. As of right now it looks like you'll be able to access the Google Marketplace and there is a promise of higher app-flexibility ...
Radioshack is not keeping up
Big box stores are hurting Radioshack right now which has become a niche electronic store along with cell phones, accessories, and limited options for activating service. What's really hurting Radioshack however is their online performance and right now they're missing a huge chunk of the pie. Reports have confirmed that Radioshack currently offers the ability to order iPhones online but doesn't have enough capacity to fulfill the orders. The lags are going to hurt radioshack which has been already in trouble earlier this year as they were one of the last stores to get the new iPhones.
RadioShack currently advertises the iPhone on its website with no ability to purchase the phone online. Users instead are directed to find a RadioShack store to purchase a unit, but many stores do not stock the iPhone, offering only ...
Apple's 12" ULTRA Slim Notebook
Thinner and larger seems to be a recurring theme with Apple's design and development team. This week rumors are bouncing around the net of a brand new type of notebook based on the Macbook air that would have a fan-less design (very scary) and aluminum body with a 12" diagonal screen. We pulled this quote down from macrumors confirming these beliefs:
A source familiar with Apple’s plans describes the 12 inch Macbook Air as having a noticeably thinner design, the source wouldn’t give dimensions however noted that the thinner design may sacrifice the standard USB port and Apple will move to the reversible USB Type C with this product, It is assumed Apple will include an adapter in the box for backwards compatibility.
Based on information obtained, we suspect that the macbook will feature the brand new USB ...