Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display review

Apple’s new Retina-spec’d MacBook Pro is more than just the desirable screen its name suggests. Instead Apple has addressed all four of the key areas we look toward in a laptop upgrade: screen speed battery life and portability. On the outside you’d be forgiven for mistaking this for a MacBook Air given its ultrabook-qualifying form…

Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion review – new key features worth noting

There are some features in Mountain Lion that will make a big difference for every Mac user but for the most part it’s about security. There’s been a fundamental shift in Apple’s mindset about security in recent times. Mac OS X was always a fairly secure beast but Apple didn’t make too much noise about…

Inside Apple’s MacBook Pro and MacBook Air 2012 updates: all the new specs outlined

Apple’s refreshed their MacBook Pro and Air notebook lines once again but this time it’s far more than just a spec bump. Admittedly the spec upgrade is pretty impressive but there’s a new member of the Apple notebook family: the MacBook Pro 15in with Retina display. That’s 2880 x 1800 pixels crammed into a 15.4in…

The Travelling Blogger’s Toolkit

Computex (from June 5 to June 9 in Taipei) is one of the biggest technology events of the year and since I am a technology tragic (and uni student) I will be covering it. But even before I get there I wanted to share the gear and gadgets that I will be taking with me. Figure…

Apple MacBook Air 13in – 15% off this Saturday for a brilliant ultraportable

A 10% discount used to be the best you could get for Apple notebooks but this Saturday only Dick Smith’s offering a 15% discount instead. This means that the MacBook Air 13in (128GB) will be selling for only $1231.65 a fine price for such a sleek ultraportable. Underneath the aluminium unibody exterior the Air sports…

Apple MacBook Air 11in – tiny ultraportable with backlit keyboard for 10% off

Another good deal from JB Hi-Fi’s current 10% off Apple sale is the Apple MacBook Air 11in (128GB) for $1211.40. It weighs a mere 1.08kg thanks to the 11.6in (1366 x 768 pixels) screen allowing it to be really small. The specs on offer are also enough for proper work: it has a low-voltage 2nd…

Apple MacBook Air 13in – 10% discount on exceptionally sleek ultraportable

JB Hi-Fi’s selling all Apple notebooks for 10% less than their already slightly lower than RRP sales prices and for $1299.60 the Apple MacBook Air 13in (128GB) is one of the best resulting bargains. This exquisitely sleek ultraportable weighs only 1.35kg and is 17mm at the thickest point making it really easy to carry around.…