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Monday: April 12, 2010

Updated MacBook Pro notebook configurations finally coming out this week?Updated MacBook Pro notebook configurations finally coming out this week?

It certainly wouldn't be the first time that rumors like this have come around and it certainly won't be the last time either. I'll be patiently refreshing the Apple Store website tomorrow morning just in case though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 12:57 PM | Tags (10) | apple | configurations | intel | laptops | macbook | notebooks | pro | rumors | sku | updates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 1, 2010

Walt Mossberg's review of the Apple iPad now online.Walt Mossberg's review of the Apple iPad now online.

It's qualitatively different, a whole new type of computer that, through a simple interface, can run more-sophisticated, PC-like software than a phone does, and whose large screen allows much more functionality when compared with a phone's. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:10 AM | Tags (7) | allthingsd | apple | device | ipad | laptop | review | waltmossberg |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Steam gaming platform most likely coming to the Mac platform in the very near future.Steam gaming platform most likely coming to the Mac platform in the very near future.

There are currently over a thousand games on the Steam distribution system that Mac users may get access to sooner than later. Now you just need to find yourself a Mac with a decent enough graphics card to play some of these fine games (sadly, my wimpy MacBook Intel GMA card will most likely not cut it).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:00 AM | Tags (9) | gaming | platform | mac | steam | videogames | apple | laptop | graphics | capability |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 9, 2010

Macbook Pro models might be getting an update in the very near future.Macbook Pro models might be getting an update in the very near future.

This news comes after a Best Buy employee snapped a pic of their inventory screen with old models no longer being available for order. Oh, and the Apple Store is also down this morning. Coincidence? Eh, who knows.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:35 AM | Tags (7) | apple | laptops | macbook | pro | store | update | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 103 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

HP decides to make a spill-proof laptop for clumsy people.HP decides to make a spill-proof laptop for clumsy people.

Neat, a laptop with a central drain. Why hasn't anyone thought of this before? This would have certainly come in handy a year or two ago when I spilled a gigantic can of Arizona tea all over my then precious laptop. C'est la vie.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:21 PM | Tags (6) | gadgets | clumsy | laptop | spills | hp | popsci |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 518 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 8, 2009

Sony pulls the curtain back on world's lightest laptop.Sony pulls the curtain back on world's lightest laptop.

For $1,299 you can get a Sony laptop that weighs in at a mere 1.6 pounds with an eleven inch screen. Other specs include a 2ghz processor and a battery with 12-14 hour lifespan (debatable given on how you use the laptop).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 8:04 AM | Tags (8) | affordable | laptop | lightest | netbook | price | sony | vaio | weight |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 29, 2009

Dell pulls the curtain back on new slim laptop with wireless charge station.Dell pulls the curtain back on new slim laptop with wireless charge station.

For those wondering, charging via induction takes exactly the same amount of time to charge as with a regular cord. You just get to do it without messy wires.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:36 AM | Tags (8) | charging | cords | dell | gadget | gizmodo | induction | laptop | latitude |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Ars Technica takes a look back at twenty years of Apple laptops.Ars Technica takes a look back at twenty years of Apple laptops.

The Portable sold for a whopping $6,500 when it was launched in September 1989, and it's hardly surprising that it was never a top-seller.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:45 AM | Tags (9) | apple | ars | computers | history | ibook | laptops | macbook | powerbook | years |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

Dell decides put Mini 12 netbook line out to pasture.Dell decides put Mini 12 netbook line out to pasture.

Apparently ten inches is the 'sweet spot' for netbook computer sales. Good to know.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:21 AM | Tags (5) | dell | discontinued | laptop | mini | netbook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 6, 2009

CNET would like you to know why consumers won't be buying tablet computers.CNET would like you to know why consumers won't be buying tablet computers.

While a tablet may be great for browsing the Web and viewing media, it's too big to replace a phone and too limited to carry around as a work computer. People will need their keyboarded Netbooks and notebooks for real work.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:32 AM | Tags (7) | cnet | computers | consumers | laptops | purchasing | tablet | trends |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 27, 2009

Microsoft decides to change commercials per Apple's demands.Microsoft decides to change commercials per Apple's demands.

...the latest in the series has reportedly been edited to mollify Apple. The one minute 'Lauren and Sue' spot originally had a girl and her mother shopping for a laptop, and the daughter said, 'This Mac is $2,000, and that's before adding anything.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:32 AM | Tags (6) | advertising | apple | commercials | laptop | microsoft | pricing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 16, 2009

Microsoft not taking Apple's legal threats to pull commercials too seriously.Microsoft not taking Apple's legal threats to pull commercials too seriously.

It does seem a little silly what with all the Vista and general PC bashing that Apple did in those 'Get a Mac' ads.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:50 AM | Tags (8) | apple | aps | commercials | hunters | laptop | mac | microsoft | pricing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 29, 2009

Are sealed-in laptop batteries a good idea?Are sealed-in laptop batteries a good idea?

I lean towards no.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:32 PM | Tags (6) | sealed | battery | laptop | replacement | swap | device |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 16, 2009

Have a peek at the new Dell Latitude Z.Have a peek at the new Dell Latitude Z.

No internal specs to speak of as of yet, but it sure is thin.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:33 AM | Tags (5) | dell | latitude | laptop | ultrathin | peek |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 15, 2009

A handy tutorial on how to fuse plastic bags into your very own laptop case.A handy tutorial on how to fuse plastic bags into your very own laptop case.

There are many things you can do with the many plastic bags floating around in the world, such as make plastic yarn and knit a funky bag from it, or make a kite! Either way, the durability that makes plastic bags bad for the environment can make them good accessories.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 11:56 AM | Tags (4) | plastic | laptop | bag | environment |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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