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'Must-have' MacBook Air and MacBook Pro accessories

'Must-have' MacBook Air and MacBook Pro accessories

When it comes to portable systems, thin and light is the modern day mantra, and they don't come much thinner or lighter than the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro. But being thin and light brings with it compromises, but by adding a few essential accessories into the mix, you can create a mobile working platform that is second to none.

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What if Santa was also a tech CEO?

What if Santa was also a tech CEO?

What if Santa moonlighted as a tech CEO for the rest of the year? I'm pretty sure these cutthroat titans of tech feel that jolly old St. Nick is missing a trick or two by giving people the gifts they want as opposed to using his position to gain dominance and market share.

published December 11, 2014 by

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iPod Nano gets new features

At Apple's headquarters, Apple's senior vice president of marketing, Philip Schiller, unveils new iPod Nano features, including a new multitouch icon screen, new sensors for runners, and the ability to wear the device as a watch. The Nano comes in 7 colors, in an 8GB version for $129 and a 16GB version for $149.

published October 4, 2011 by

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Intel, Google partner on optimized Android phones

At the Intel Developer Forum, Google announced it is teaming up with the chipmaker to optimize Android for Intel-powered mobile devices. Google Senior Vice President Andy Rubin made an appearance during the keynote address with Intel CEO Paul Otellini to announce that all future versions of Android will use the x86 chip architecture.

published September 13, 2011 by

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Intel's Otellini talks up Ultrabooks

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CEO Paul Otellini discusses Intel’s notebook venture as the “most satisfying and complete computer experience” ever with a sleeker and lighter design and a long battery life at mainstream prices. The first Ultrabooks have already started shipping from select partners and more will be on the way by the holiday season this year.

published September 13, 2011 by

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Steve Jobs retrospective

Steve Jobs stepping down as CEO of Apple marks the end of an era. Come with us on a journey through the ups and downs of his career. From the development of the first Mac in 1984 to the unveiling of the iPhone and iPad, Jobs has changed the face of an industry.

published August 24, 2011 by

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Steve Jobs' one more thing: iTunes Match

At the WWDC conference in San Francisco, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils iTunes Match, part of the company's new iCloud service. For a $24.99 annual fee, users can use iTunes Match to scan their music library for non-iTunes purchased songs. Apple then provides a DRM-free file of those songs for access from iCloud.

published June 6, 2011 by

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Toshiba Tecra R950-11F review

Toshiba Tecra R950-11F review

The Tecra R950 is a hefty 15.6in. business-grade notebook with an up-to-date set of security and manageability features, integrated mobile broadband and a solid but understated design. It performs well enough for its market, but we'd prefer a higher screen resolution.

published September 11, 2012 by

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Toshiba Satellite Pro L830 review

Toshiba Satellite Pro L830 review

The Satellite Pro L830 isn't a particularly lightweight, compact or powerful 13.3in. notebook, and the screen quality could be better. Still, it's quite solidly made, there's plenty of hard drive storage and the price is reasonable.

published August 17, 2012 by

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Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam review

Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam review

Although it's not cheap by consumer standards, Logitech's BCC950 ConferenceCam is an excellent solution for businesses wanting to get into video communication without going to the much greater expense of installing traditional room-based systems.

published August 2, 2012 by

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Acer Aspire S5 review

Acer Aspire S5 review

The Aspire S5 is an exceptionally slim, light and stylish ultrabook. However, it's also expensive: to blow us away, it needs a better screen, an Ethernet port and longer battery life — and a lower price.

published August 1, 2012 by

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Fujitsu Stylistic M532 review

Fujitsu Stylistic M532 review

This smart-looking, lightweight 10.1in. Android tablet comes with a good range of preinstalled business software. Although its lack of support for USB devices and USB charging is unfortunate, Fujitsu has made an admirable job of producing a tablet that's equally usable in the office and at home.

published July 30, 2012 by

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HP Z1 Workstation review

HP Z1 Workstation review

HP's Z1 Workstation is a well-designed, powerful and upgradable all-in-one PC suitable for a range of professional power users. Although not without its flaws, the Z1 is well worth considering if you want something different from the traditional desktop form factor.

published July 18, 2012 by

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ioSafe Solo review

ioSafe Solo review

The ioSafe Solo is bulkier, heavier, slower and more expensive than less robust external drives. But it works well enough, and if you need your data to survive being burned and flooded, you can put your trust in this device.

published July 11, 2012 by

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Eurocom Monster 1.0 review

Eurocom Monster 1.0 review

This 11.6in. notebook is an outstanding performer. It's not particularly lightweight or attractive, but the specification is top-notch and the screen, keyboard and touchpad are all perfectly usable. Plenty of professionals will be keen to get their hands on this system, if they can stomach the price tag.

published July 5, 2012 by

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Orange San Diego review

Orange San Diego review

The first Intel-powered smartphone offers excellent value for money, with its large screen, good battery life and NFC support. On the downside, it lacks storage expansion, runs Android 2.3 and some apps may not run on the Atom processor.

published July 4, 2012 by

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Drobo B1200i review

Drobo B1200i review

Network storage doesn't come much easier than this, with very little expertise needed to manage the 12-bay Drobo B1200i. It's also fast, with three iSCSI ports, lots of redundancy and data-aware tiering — just like enterprise products costing a great deal more.

published July 3, 2012 by

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Acer Iconia Tab A510

Acer Iconia Tab A510

Acer's Olympics-branded Iconia Tab A510 isn't the most eye-catching of Android 4.0 tablets, but it does have a quad-core processor, a useful software bundle and above-average battery life. Business users may prefer the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T for its keyboard dock.

published June 27, 2012 by

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Toshiba Satellite Pro C850-10N

Toshiba Satellite Pro C850-10N

The Satellite Pro C850-10N delivers decent performance at a reasonable price. The keyboard flex is a concern, but build quality is generally robust. Overall, it's a good basic business workhorse.

published May 29, 2012 by

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Asus Transformer Pad TF300T

Asus Transformer Pad TF300T

The Transformer Pad implements a number of cost-saving measures and consequently lacks the sparkle of the Eee Pad Transformer Prime. Still, the Pad is significantly cheaper than the Prime, so you may well be prepared to accept the trade-off.

published May 22, 2012 by

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