Category: Computers

How to make sure you have the right power adapter for your Mac laptop

I’m still making good use out of my trusty, late 2013 MacBook Pro, but what I’m not making good use out of is the original power adapter and cord. It frayed (as with so many Apple cords over the years, sigh) and I immediately replaced it. Only — surprise! — the Amazon seller I bought it from wasn’t honest about compatibility, forcing me to buy a Magsafe to Magsafe 2 converter tip.  Gah. Related: Everything you need to know about the new MacBook Pro The Apple power adapter styles change so often, here’s the best thing to do to find the...

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A massive deal on the Intel HP Touch laptop to jump start your holiday shopping | Sponsored Message

This is a sponsored message from Mirum Now you can beat the holiday rush and get your shopping done way before Cyber Monday with a very special price on an Intel HP Touch laptop, available only at hsn.com. In fact, it’s the lowest-price laptop of the year at HSN. With dependable performance and a bright display, the thin, sleek Intel HP Touch laptop features a 15.6″ touch screen, with 8G of RAM, a 1TB HD, and the Windows 10 operating system ready to go. It’s also got improved security and plenty of connectivity options, plus lifetime tech support. And if you’re over basic colors, you’re...

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The quick and dirty on the new MacBook Pro

Today at the Apple Event, the new MacBook Pro was revealed, and let’s just say we are all trying to find ways to rationalize an upgrade. If you’re wondering whether you might want to trade in your older model for this new laptop, here’s a quick rundown of the new features we’re most excited about. Now, it’s been four years since the MacBook Pro got a makeover, so it’s not surprise that this new version is thinner and lighter, with 130% faster graphics. You’ll also notice that the screen is brighter, the speakers are louder, and the trackpad is bigger. Two times...

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The best laptops under $200 according to Reviewed.com

This is a syndicated post from Reviewed.com, who we trust for rigorously tested, objective reviews on gadgets + gear   Great news! If you only have $200 to spend on a laptop, your options are far better than they used to be. While these machines aren’t built for hardcore gaming or video editing, they’re more than enough for web browsing and writing papers. These days, sub-$200 laptops commonly ship with HD displays, full Windows 10 (rather than something more limited, like Google’s Chrome OS), and a decent chunk of internal storage. Many also come with a free year of Microsoft Office 365—perfect for...

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The Superbook turns your smart phone into a laptop. Yes, you read that correctly.

As much as we already do with our smartphones, the small screen and tiny keyboard can be limiting, at least when it comes to getting actual work done. That’s probably why the Superbook has completely blown its Kickstarter goal. Related: A keyboard case that turns your iPad into a laptop. Sort of.  The Superbook is a smart laptop shell with a large screen, a keyboard and a touchpad, along with over 8 hours of battery life. All you have to do is plug in your Android smartphone, which launches the corresponding app, and boom! Everything on your smartphone is synched and...

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7 cool finds for families from the 2015 World Maker Faire.

It’s hard to believe this was my first ever year attending the Maker Faire in NYC, but yep. It’s true. And now consider me an annual attendee. Thanks to our sponsor Sprout by HP who hooked me up with tickets (thank you thank you thank you, HP!) I got to spend a beautiful Saturday roaming Flushing Meadows Park and checking out some of the exciting things people are creating in the STEM and maker space. Wow there were a lot of things, and I definitely didn’t see them all. But from what I did catch, I’ve pared it down to just...

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The Remix Mini: An Android PC you can hold in your hands

At a time when it seems like our favorite gadgets are getting bigger, not smaller (hello, iPhone 6+) it’s pretty cool to discover the Remix Mini — an incredible new computer that you can easily hold in your hand. Seriously. Everything about the Mini kind of blows me away. It’s got the functionality and power of a PC, with all the benefits of Android security and apps. Plug it into outlet power, connect all your peripherals (screen, keyboard, mouse), and get online via WIFI or Ethernet. Then, you can just head straight to your favorite Android app store and start downloading. From...

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Only one USB hub? Infinite USB is an affordable fix for that and it’s rather pretty.

With one of the main complaints about the new Macbook 2015 stemming around the single USB port, it makes perfect sense that technologists and developers are on that issue, stat. Because hello, functionality? Not all of us have all the time and patience in the world to plug in one device at a time to our computers. So the Infinite USB Cable, currently a Kickstarter campaign, is a smart — and dare I say attractive — solution to the problem. You can check out all the details at the Vojotech site, since the respected cable maker is working in collaboration with a...

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The new MacBook 2015. Lighter, thinner, and oooooh gold. But do you need it?

If you’re an Apple fan like me, then you had the Apple Watch Event marked on your calendar with multiple alarms yesterday. But it turns out that the Apple Watch wasn’t actually the star of the show. For me, and from the number of tweets about it, the big hit was definitely the new MacBook 2015. And not just becomes it comes in gold. GOLD! (Okay, and two other tones too, but who cares because GOLD!) Here’s a rundown of the most important features that can help you decide whether you should switch from your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, or make the...

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Apple’s new iMac with 5K Retina display is so fantastic, it’s basically daring you not to love it

Yesterday’s big Apple Event introduced so much coolness at once that I think the needle on my GIMME THAT RIGHT NOW meter broke clean off. What, you don’t have one of those on your desk too? Frankly, we’re all still getting our heart rates back to normal after the major iPhone 6 and 6 Plus announcement barely a month ago.  Then along with the awesome new iPads announced, comes news of the new iMac with Retina 5K display for us to add to the top of our desktop tech wish lists. The biggest and baddest part of the all-in-one desktop’s update is...

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