uncategorized
Take One Last Tour of Tekserve, New York’s ‘Original Apple Store’

Tekserve has been in New York City, on 23rd Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenue, for nearly thirty years. Today was its last. This morning, Tekserve began a live auction selling off everything in its inventory, including the private collection of its co-founder, Dick Demenus. Read More >>

uncategorized
A Tonne of Classic Macs Are Going Up for Auction

Tekserve, known as the “original Apple Store” and a technology icon in NYC for 29 years, sadly closed up shop this week. And in traditional “everything must go” style, is putting its gigantic collection of Macs up for auction. Read More >>

hacking
Yes, Ransomware Can Affect Macs Too

A report from security firm Palo Alto Networks has the paranoid corners of the internet freaking out: the first fully-functional ransomware has been found screwing up people’s Macs. But put down the emergency whiskey, and don’t panic just yet. Read More >>

VR
Oculus Rift May Come to Mac, But Only if Apple “Makes a Good Computer”

Oculus Rift's founder and creator Palmer Luckey has once again let his straight-talking mouth get the better of his high-functioning brain, managing to infuriate the entire Apple community by slagging off their beloved hardware. Read More >>

uncategorized
AppleCare Now Covers Worn-Out Batteries

Built-in batteries mean a built-in expiry date for gadgets: lithium-ion batteries slowly lose their ability to hold charge over time, eventually dying an ignominious death, and rendering your expensive gizmo useless. Unless you're MacBook user and you’ve got AppleCare. Read More >>

uncategorized
Latest Apple I Auction Expected to Make Around £300,000

Another Apple I is about to go on sale, with early hardware handmade by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak set to change hands next week. Auction house Bonhams expects to get between $300,000 and $500,000 for the machine, which was successfully booted in August and used to be the toy of Mac enthusiast John Anderson. [Bonhams via The Register] Read More >>

computers
So Whatever Happened to Post-PC?

The saying "Post-PC" by now is overused and tired, much like bemoaning Windows 8 or fawning over Apple products. We're stuck in a hopeless Groundhog Day loop where we're constantly entering, exiting, and reentering the Post-PC era. It's all bullshit. Read More >>

uncategorized
Apple Has “Prior Art” in the Smartwatch World Thanks to 1980s Wearable Concept

A design book that promises to show the "true design story" behind Apple features some glorious retro designs from the company, including this early concept of a form of smartwatch that makes up for in buttons what it lacks in screen -- and pairs with a wireless headset. Read More >>

teardowns
Macintosh 128K Teardown: A Time Capsule With Keyboard and Mouse

The Mac turns 30 today, and what better way to celebrate than with a good ol' fashioned autopsy. iFixit proves that can be a lot more fun than it sounds with its classic 128K Macintosh teardown, a beautifully gory history lesson. Read More >>

uncategorized
How Apple Is Changing Its Definition of “Pro”

In recent years, many pros have started feeling like Apple's jilted girlfriend. Through no fault of their own, the love just seemed to fade. Read More >>

computers
Now Is a Horrible Time To Buy a Laptop

So your trusty laptop is starting to show its age. No one can blame you for wanting a new one, but we've got just one piece of advice: WAIT. This is a horrible, horrible time to get a new rig. If you can hold out for just a few months, you're going to do a whole lot better for yourself. Read More >>

chatroom
Do You Run Anti-Virus on Your Mac?

Just because there aren't many viruses infecting Macs, doesn't mean OS X can't be a vector. I run ClamXav, not really to protect my Mac from viruses, but to protect my Windows machines from catching malware from files on my Mac. So, do you Mac-using folks run any kind of AV software, and if so, which one? Read More >>

uncategorized
MacBook Pro is the “Best” at Running… Windows

Supposedly real-world use analysis of a variety of Windows machines has declared that Apple's MacBook Pro is the best at running Microsoft's software without crashes and glitches. Which is embarrassing for everyone on numerous levels. Read More >>

rumours
OS X Code Reveals Apple’s Plans For Super-Fast Wi-Fi

With the OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4 beta release currently in the hands of developers, some of the more eagle-eyed nerds have noticed references to code which appear to confirm rumours about Apple's plans to roll out super-fast Wi-Fi to its Macs. Read More >>