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In Praise of the Mac mini

I’ve seen a couple of articles recently wondering when the next Mac mini will be released. It’s been a while: the last update was in October, 2012, nearly a year and a half ago. Since its introduction in January, 2005, the Mac mini has seen refreshes roughly once a year, give or take a month; […]

How Much Can You Spend on a Mac Pro?

This much: That’s for the Mac Pro itself, with the maximum amount of RAM and storage, and the fastest CPU and video cards. And I added a trackpad and keyboard. (Related: Apple, are you really that cheap that you can’t include input devices with a computer at this price?) If I add a 4K display […]

Apple: The Retina Display is Confusing

While I don’t have a MacBook Pro with Retina display – I’ve thought of getting one, but the 4-week wait is preventing me from deciding in any hurry – I’ve been reading a lot about it. Over at Mac OS X Hints, where I am the editor, there have already been two hints about this […]

New iMac + Lion + Video = Freeze – Updated

See an expanded version of this article on TidBITS. I’ve generally been fortunate when upgrading to new versions of OS X, but this time I’ve been hit with a nasty bug, that’s already caused me to lose some work. I have a new 27″ iMac, purchased in early June. This computer worked fine under Snow […]

Why I Might Buy a New iMac

About two years ago, I downgraded from a Mac Pro to a Mac mini. I like the Mac mini a lot, but there are some limits, notably in hard disk space. I have a very large music collection, as regular readers have probably noticed, and I have an external hard disk to store it. But […]

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