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Tips and Tricks Stories November 18, 2012

MacLegion Holiday Bundle puts 10 great apps including Fantastical, djay and TechTool on your Mac for $50

The bundles, they don’t get better than this: MacLegion’s $50 holiday bundle (normally $540 – that’s over 90 percent off) includes 10 great apps, and the first 5,000 customers also recieve Alarm Clock Pro (normally $19.99) as a bonus. As always, MacLegion ensures all the apps included are the latest versions each developer has to […]

Tips and Tricks Stories November 19, 2012

Black Friday week daily deal roundup – Monday Edition


All Black Friday week long, the 9to5 team is going to be sharing with our readers our handpicked best deals of the day from  Many of these deals are temporary and go fast so be sure to check 9to5toys early and often all week long.

Monday November 19th deal roundup:

Only 4 Macs left at this price Save $390 on Retina 15-inch MacBook Pro 2.6GHz/512GB: $2410 shipped at Amazon (Update sold out)

NBA Jam HD for iPad, temporarily 99 cents (Reg. $4.99)

RCA 46″ Class LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV $349 (Reg. $599)

Today only: iPhone & iPad game, Asphalt 7, temporarily free (Reg. 99 cents)

AyeGear clothing that holds your technology products: 10% off with promo code 9TO5Mac

Half off Panasonic Lumix Cameras at Amazon, 12MP DMC-GF2 4/3rds starts at $280

Thanksgiving week DVD & Blu-ray deal bonanza (Star Wars, Ocean’s Trilogy, Sons of Anarchy, Walking Dead, Prometheus, Breaking Bad) & a buy one get one free Blu-ray promo

Seller states this deal is “almost gone” Monster Beats by Dr. Dre iBeats Earbuds $45 + free shipping

Valid until 11/30 MacX DVD Ripper Pro free download

Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11 Wireless N Router Base Station MD031LL/A $138

More will be added all day at…

Tips and Tricks Stories November 21, 2012

2012 Mac Mini found to support 450 Mb/s Wi-Fi

Past the new Fusion Drive, upgraded RAM, and speed, French publication found the 2012 Mac Mini introduced in September also boasts upgraded Wi-Fi antennas. The upgraded antennas brings the desktop to a maximum Wi-Fi speed of 450 Mb/s, now up-to-par with the 2011 MacBook Pro and iMac.

Of course to reach 450 Mbits/s you need a router to support it, and luckily, both Apple’s latest Time Capsule and Airport Extreme. There’s also other factors such as room configuration, interference and so forth. As to why Apple isn’t advertising the speeds is unknown.

Tips and Tricks Stories November 22, 2012

Best Buy: $60 off all new iPads, $100 iTunes gift card, only $80, MacBook Air/Pros at all time lows


Best Buy is selling all current iPads for $60 off with free shipping, the lowest price cut we’ve seen for Apple’s just-released 4th generation models. With the discount, iPad 2s now start at $339 including 3G models while 4th Generation iPads now start at $439 for 16GB, $539 for 32GB and $639 for 64GB. At the time of writing, these are available in both Black and White but these go quick.

Also, hook yourself up with an iTunes gift card as well. The $100 variety is $80 which is of course good on all music, videos, apps, Mac apps, iBooks and more media from Apple.


13″ 1.8GHz MacBook Air – $1,024.99. ($175 savings). 13″ 2.5GHz Retina MacBook Pro – $1879.99 ($120 savings)

Also savings on new MacBook Pros  (up to$165 savings).

Free $50 Gift Card w/32GB 5th Generation iPod Touch – $294, Free $20 Gift Card when you purchase an iPod nano $145.

Check our Apple Product pages for the lowest prices across the board as well as for the latest updates.

Tips and Tricks Stories November 23, 2012

Black Friday Deals Monster Roundup

Here are all of our Black Friday Deal posts and product pages updated by the minute: Mac Software, iOS Apps and Games, Peripherals and Accessories iPhone 5 for $99 iPhone 4S unlocked: $499 iPads, iPad Minis iPod Touch, Nano, Shuffle MacBook Pros, Airs Apple TV: $85 iMacs, Mac Minis Best Buy, MacMall  Apple Store Black Friday, […]

Tips and Tricks Stories November 25, 2012

Best Buy ratchets up the Apple sales with dedicated Apple ad against increased pricing competition [video]

The above ad has entered heavy rotation this weekend, while Best Buy has new deals on Apple- and Apple-related products (including $25 off $250+ purchases): Best Buy takes 15 percent off all iTunes Gift Cards, both physical and digital, with free shipping. $15 iTunes Gift Card for $12.75 $25 iTunes Gift Card for $21.25 $50 iTunes Gift Card for $42.50 $100 iTunes Gift Card for $85 Best […]

Tips and Tricks Stories November 19, 2012

Tips and Tricks Stories November 20, 2012

Apple releases OS X 10.8.2 Supplemental Update 2 for 2012 Macs, fixing Keychain issues

Yesterday, we reported the 2012 Mac mini, Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro, and iMac were unable to update to OS X 10.8.2 after Apple pulled the first update from the App Store last Friday. Today, the folks in Cupertino have released their second supplemental update for OS X 10.8.2 that should allow those users to install the update. Additionally, Apple said the update “is recommended for all Mac systems introduced in 2012” and mainly “fixes an issue with Keychain that can affect 2012 Mac systems.” Grab it from the source link below, and let us know how the update experience fares in the comment section down south.


Tips and Tricks Stories November 25, 2011

Tips and Tricks Stories May 30, 2012

Runcore adds another SSD upgrade option to MacBook Air owners

If you find fault with the OWC’s Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G MacBook Air SSDs, there is now another MacBook Air SSD upgrade option.

RunCore announced this week that it would offer its own SSD upgrade option: the RunCore Rocket Air SSD.

We are hoping to get a test unit and post a review soon.

RunCore also announced something else interesting this week: a SATA SSD so small that it could almost fit within the free space inside a MacBook Pro enclosure. Are you thinking what I am thinking?


Tips and Tricks Stories October 1, 2012

Tips and Tricks Stories September 29, 2012

Woot! has 2011 Dual-Core i5 MacBook Air – New in box (Update: $749)



Update: MacMall has it for $748.99 with free shipping and the current 4GB USB 3 version for $948.99

Today only, Woot! has the base model 2011 MacBook Air new in box for $759.99+$5 shipping and tax where applicable (Apple charges roughly the same for a refurbished unit). That’s the lowest price we’ve seen for this MacBook Air that was replaced at WWDC in June.

Bonus: Get this Transcend 64GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $29.99 with free shipping at Amazon.

Specs include:

  • Eligible for OS X Mountain Lion Up-to-Date Program
  • Originally released July 2011
  • 11.6-inch (diagonal) high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
  • 2GB memory
  • 64GB flash storage
  • Thunderbolt port with support for up to 2560-by-1600 resolution
  • FaceTime camera
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000

Product Details

Processor 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
L3 Cache 3MB shared
Memory 2GB of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM; supports up to 4GB
Hard drive 64GB flash storage1
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory2
Ports Thunderbolt port, two USB 2.0 ports
Audio Stereo speakers, Omnidirectional microphone, headphone port, support for Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
Wireless 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible; Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology3
Size and weight Height: 0.11-0.68 inch (0.3-1.7 cm) Width: 11.8 inches (30 cm) Depth: 7.59 inches (19.2 cm) Weight: 2.38 pounds (1.08 kg)4

All-Flash Storage

“Wow, that was fast.” With MacBook Air, you’ll find yourself saying that a lot. Because flash storage is up to two times faster than a conventional hard drive,5 everything you do is more responsive and immediate — starting up, browsing a large photo library, launching applications, and opening files, for instance. When you combine the speed of flash storage with a fast dual-core processor and power-efficient graphics, your entire MacBook Air experience feels turbocharged. And flash storage doesn’t have any moving parts, which means it’s more reliable and quiet. Lightning fast, durable, silent — qualities that make sense in a notebook tasked with keeping up with you.

High-Speed Thunderbolt I/O

The breakthrough I/O technology pioneered on MacBook Pro and iMac now comes to MacBook Air, letting you connect multiple high-performance devices — such as external hard drives — through a single port. With two 10-Gbps data channels, Thunderbolt lets you transfer data at rates up to 12 times faster than FireWire 800 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. Thunderbolt technology gives MacBook Air capabilities it’s never had before. Like attaching FireWire peripherals or connecting to Ethernet networks at gigabit speeds — two big gains from one tiny port.6

Long-lasting battery. Instant on. Even after a month off.

Since space-saving flash storage leaves room for a bigger battery, you can devote more time to the things you enjoy most. Things like browsing the web, editing photos, and watching videos. Get up to 5 hours of battery life on a single charge on the 11-inch model. Put MacBook Air to sleep, and it enters standby mode to conserve battery life for up to 30 days.7 When you come back to your MacBook Air and open it up, it’s on in an instant.

DVD or CD Sharing

With the Mac App Store, getting the apps you want on your Mac has never been easier. No more boxes, no more discs, no more time-consuming installation. Click once to download and install any app on your Mac. But if an app you need isn’t available from the Mac App Store, you can use DVD or CD Sharing. This convenient feature of OS X lets you wirelessly “borrow” the optical drive of a nearby Mac or PC. So you can install applications from a DVD or CD and have full access to an optical drive without having to carry one around.

Backlit keyboard

As incredibly compact as MacBook Air is, it still manages to fit a full-size keyboard that makes typing as natural as it is comfortable. And now the keyboard is backlit, so you can type with ease in even the dimmest light. A built-in ambient light sensor detects changes in lighting conditions and adjusts the display and keyboard brightness automatically. From a seat in a sunny café to a seat on a cross-country red-eye, you’ll always have the perfect lighting for any environment.

Tips and Tricks Stories October 30, 2012

OWC announces 480GB SSD upgrade for 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

Like it does for the 15-inch model, OWC announced today it is offering its 480GB Mercury Aura Pro SSD for Apple’s new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. As noted by OWC, the $580 aftermarket upgrade option will cost you approximately $220 less than Apple’s comparable 512GB built-to-order upgrade, and will also allow you to keep your original base flash module. The press release (below) also said additional capacities would be available sometime in November, while an OWC Envoy Pro Enclosure for re using the factory flash module will be landing in December:

Available in 480GB capacity for immediate ordering and with additional capacities to be announced in November, the 6G (6Gb/s) SandForce Driven Mercury Aura Pro offers rMBP owners up to nearly 3x more storage and/or backup capacity than the factory 128GB flash module… In addition to offering significantly more capacity over the factory base 128GB SSD, the 480GB Mercury Aura Pro offers a $220 savings over the comparable sized 512GB factory capacity upgrade costing $800. Savings, however, aren’t always measured just in dollars. A key benefit for Apple notebook owners when choosing an OWC SSD is the retention of the original factory flash module.

Tips and Tricks Stories October 24, 2012

OWC offering RAM upgrades for new Mac minis: $50 (8GB), $85 (12GB), $115 (16GB)

Apple’s new Mac mini lineup that unveiled yesterday comes with 4GB of RAM stock for all three models, but it now allows for up to 16GB of RAM across its two slots. Today, OWC announced some pretty attractive RAM upgrades that offer big savings on factory upgrades and one configuration not available through Apple. OWC sells similar RAM upgrades for iMacs. Unfortunately, though, the new 21-inch model does not provide user accessible memory.

OWC Memory Upgrades for 2012 Mac mini 2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, or 2.6GHz Intel i5 or i7 models:

Replaces existing factory installed 2 x 2GB memory modules with 8GB total memory at 50 percent lower cost vs. same sized factory 8GB option costing $100 

Replaces existing factory installed 2 x 2GB memory modules with 12GB total memory. This kit offers 50 percent more RAM at 14 percent lower cost vs. factory 8GB option costing $100.

Upgrade not available as a factory option.

Replaces existing factory installed 2 x 2GB memory modules with 16GB total memory at 67 percent lower cost vs. same sized factory 16GB option costing $300.

OWC has full details here.

Tips and Tricks Stories September 18, 2012

Mac Bundle: 9 apps including MacFlux 4, Forklift 2 and Typinator – ‘name your price’



StackSocial has another solid bundle of 9 apps but this time ‘you name your own price’ with 10% going to the charity of your choice (EFF, CharityWater or Stand up to Cancer). StackSocial is also giving away a PANDORA ONE (Ad-Free Pro Version) FOR LIFE for FREE to 1 lucky winner.

The apps together are valued at $340 and are listed below:

Tips and Tricks Stories September 16, 2012

Amazon gets new iPods as Best Buy throws a MacBook Sale


Amazon just launched pre-order pages for the new iPod Touch, Nanos and Shuffles. They will ship probably right after Apple starts with sales tax in only some states.

Meanwhile. Best Buy is having a MacBook Sale this weekend with up to $200 off MacBooks. The new Airs with 4GB of RAM start out at $949 and many 13″ Airs/Pros are $100 off, which are the lowest prices we could find.

Tips and Tricks Stories September 2, 2012

Labor Day deals: Apps, more


StackSocial has a bunch of excellent deals including a $79 solar iPhone case and MacLegion Bundle.

Best Buy offers the refurbished, last gen Apple AirPort Express 802.11n Wifi Base Station, model no. MB321LL/A, for $49.99 with free shipping.

Legend Micro via offers the factory-refurbished Samsung SyncMaster 22″ 1080p LED-Backlit Widescreen LCD Monitor, model no. S22A300B, for $110with free shipping.

iOS App & Game Deals for Labor Day Weekend (Most EA Titles 99 cents)

Many iOS devs are slashing the prices on some of their hottest iOS titles to celebrate Labor Day Weekend.  These are some of the lowest prices we’ve seen for major iOS gaming titles. Use the direct download links below to cash in on the savings before they disappear.

iPhone Madden 2012, regular $2.99 now only 99 cents Fight Night Champion, regular $4.99 now only 99 cents The Sims 3, regular $6.99 now only 99 cents Risk, regular $2.99 now only 99 cents Battlefield Bad Company 2, regular $2.99 now only 99 cents The Sims Medieval, regular $2.99 now only 99 cents Dead Space, regular $6.99 now only 99 cents FIFA 2012, regular $6.49 now only 99 cents Hipstamatic for iOS is currently on sale for only 99 cents, it retails for $1.99.


NBA Jam, regular $4.99 now only 99 cents Tiger Woods PGA 2012, regular $4.99 now only 99 cents Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, regular $4.99 now only 99 cents Scrabble, regular $9.99 now only 99 cents Command and Conquer Red Alert, regular $4.99 now only 99 cents Flight Control HD, regular $4.99 now only 99 cents Mirrors Edge, regular $9.99 now only 99 cents Sim City Deluxe, regular $6.99 now only 99 cents Risk, regular $6.99 now only 99 cents Shift 2 Unleashed, regular $4.99 now only 99 cents Battleship HD, regular $4.99 now only 99 cents Fifa Soccer 2012, regular $9.99, now only 99 cents Need for Speed Hot Pursuit HD, regular $9.99 now only 99 cents Dead Space, regular $9.99, now only 99 cents Battlefield Bad Company 2 HD, regular $9.99 now only 99 cents Madden 2012, regular $6.99 now only 99 cents Real Racing 2 HD, regular $6.99, now only 99 cents Monopoly, regular $9.99 now only 99 cents NBA Jam, regular $4.99, now only 99 cents Tetris, regular $2.99, now only 99 cents

Universal Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation, regular $6.99 now only 99 cents Max Payne Mobile, regular $2.99 now only 99 cents Mass Effect Infiltrator, regular $4.99, now only 99 cents Burnout Crash, regular $4.99 now only 99 cents

Tips and Tricks Stories September 3, 2012

Price Drop: MacBook Airs at the Apple Store now start at $679



Apple quietly dropped the prices on refurbished MacBook Airs last night by up to $120. Notables above are 2010 releases of the 11.6″ MacBook Air model with options of 128GB SSD or 4GB of RAM. Apple refurbished items are virtually indistinguishable from new items and come with the same 1 year AppleCare warranty. All refurbished Macs purchased at Apple are also eligible for the OS X Mountain Lion Up-to-Date Program.

These typically run out of stock very quickly.

Update: All gone. You snooze, you lose.

Tips and Tricks Stories August 8, 2012

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