Month: October 2012

New iMac emphasizes slim design

The iMac has come a long way from its early years as a round, colorful plastic desktop computer. The new model Apple debuted at its October 23 media event aimed to impress with its slim design and updated features. “The all-new iMac is unbelievably thin, yet packs an incredible amount of performance and technology into…

Apple highlights educational uses of iPads

At its October 23 media event, Apple wanted to emphasize that its products are the best in class – literally. Before unveiling the latest iPad and iPad mini models, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared some examples of the value the iPad offers in education. "One of the things that is so rewarding and so amazing…

Apple launches its most powerful iPad yet

Attendees at Apple’s October 23 media event were expecting an iPad announcement of some sort, but they weren’t counting on one that was quite this big. In addition to unveiling the iPad mini, Apple debuted the latest version of its flagship tablet, the iPad 4. Although some commentators questioned the arrival of a new model…

Sharper display for MacBook Pro 13

The 13-inch MacBook Pro was already one of Apple’s most popular products, but the company’s announcement of the MacBook Pro 13 with Retina Display is even more of a looker. According to Apple, the new Retina display fits more than 4 million pixels onto the screen at a density of 227 pixels per inch. The…

New Mac mini hits shelves with improved specs

It was almost hard to keep track of all the new products Apple announced during its October 23 media event, especially when it came to one of the smaller items: the Mac mini. However, the new model, which is already for sale, offers some substantial improvements over its predecessors. Starting at $599.99, the entry-level Mac…

Pilots navigating by iPad

Getting a new iPad can put most people on cloud nine, but the tablet can help get pilots literally off the ground. A recent article on the AOPA Aviation Summit website pointed out that pilots can legally ditch paper charts and opt for electronic versions downloaded to an iPad. This was the subject of a…

Apple unveils the new iPad mini

The rumors had been circulating for weeks, and, at its October 23 media event, Apple made the (big) small announcement we had all been waiting for. Arriving November 2, the first iPad mini models will ship, starting at a price of $329 for a 16GB model with Wi-Fi. The new model is just 7.2mm thick,…

iBreak Stories: The boat slip-up

We always had a feeling there was a reason they called those places in a marina “boat slips,” and the story of one iPhone owner from Dallas makes us think we’re onto something. We received this 16GB iPhone 4 after a boatside slip-up left the owner bobbing in the water of a neighboring boat slip.…

The most delicious Apple product

Sometimes we talk so much about Apple the brand, we forget that apples are also a fruit. Thanks to the help of one apple orchard in Japan, the two now go hand in hand. According to the blog Lost at E Minor, the orchard used plaster stickers in the shapes of the Apple logo and…

Use CDs and DVDs on your MacBook Air

The MacBook Air is extremely lightweight partly because it doesn’t have a disc drive, which is great if you’re looking for portability but not so great if you need to use a CD or DVD to watch a movie or install software. A recent MacWorld guide offered a few solutions for users who still want…