On this week's Digital City podcast, we discuss new MacBook Pro rumors, and discover why New York drug store chain is using a sushi-making machine to bring raw fish to its shelves.
Then we lament how laptop users are no longer welcome in several big NYC coffee shops -- to counter this disturbing trend, we run down some of our favorite spots for computing on-the-go.
Finally, Heavy Rain hits the streets this week. Everyone's interest level is high, and Dan and Scott give some spoiler-free impressions based on their very different playthroughs.
Bonus: if you've ever wondered … Read more
Our Weekly Utilities Update report is a list of all the updates for many Mac utilities that have been released in the past week. While utilities can be any tool that helps you perform a routine task (including image manipulation and synchronization), our main focus in this column is to bring you those tools that help in troubleshooting Mac hardware and software problems. This week's updates include file recovery software, application management utilities, a number of system cleaning and maintenance utilities, and more.… Read more
CNET TV's Brian Tong discusses evidence that Apple is about to update its line of MacBook Pros. Also discussed in this edition: the Mobile World Congress gives Steve Jobs the Person of the Year in Mobile; Microsoft introduces the Windows 7 Series Phone; and a how-to tip for syncing your iTunes Library with multiple computers.
Maybe for the first time in its history, Dell is selling good-looking consumer laptops. They're plastic but show that Apple's aluminum design zeitgeist has its limits.
In a visit over the weekend to a Best Buy in the heart of Silicon Valley, two things got my attention. One was the disproportionately large number of people gawking at Netbooks. The other was two gorgeous Dell laptops.
There is a design renaissance at Dell, which is encouraging, considering that for years Dell sold, very forgettable, if not ugly, pedestrian designs. The Adamo line--a luxury laptop inspired by the Apple MacBook … Read more
The officiant wore a black turtleneck. The rings were brought in attached to a first-generation iPod. And the bride and groom both said iDo. What more could you hope for from an Apple store wedding?
Josh and Ting Li first met at an Apple store, and they could think of no place better to affirm their eternal devotion than between rows of MacBooks.
Apple didn't officially sanction the event, which took place on Valentine's Day at the flagship Fifth Avenue location in New York, so they took the good ol' fashioned flash-mob route. As Josh said to Entertainment Weekly: … Read more
The steady march of rumors about updated MacBook laptops is getting louder, with recent noise about new Intel Core i5 and i7 processors now joined by hints of Nvidia's new Optimus switchable graphics technology. The MacBook Pro line hasn't been updated since June 2009, and could certainly use a refresh to keep up with the latest laptop technology.
Apple Insider claims, "The Mac maker has up and running in its labs several next-generation MacBook Pros that can switch between their integrated and discrete graphics processors automatically." Some current MacBook Pro models allow users to switch from … Read more
Whether it's a social-networking site, your banking site, or just a forum, you always have log-in information to remember. Most people start to use the same log-in names and passwords for everything, but clearly this is not a secure practice. Fortunately there are programs that remember your log-in information for you. This week we have the latest update to 1Password, possibly the best in its class for the Mac. Download this app to find out how easy it can be to always be safe and secure with your log-ins while you surf. This version is a maintenance release that … Read more
MacFixIt Answers is a feature from MacFixIt in which we answer questions e-mailed to us by our readers. We have been getting regular contacts and questions from our readers, and we hope to share our correspondence so everyone may benefit from and contribute to them. This week we have questions about MobileMe synchronization errors, video resolution problems at boot-up, finding RSS URLs in Mail, booting to Safe Mode in Boot Camp, and missing items on the Desktop.… Read more