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How-To: Decode Apple’s Tech Specs pages before buying a new Mac (Part 1)

October 24, 2016

Buying a Mac is designed to be easy. Apple has a handful of different models, each generally available in good, better, and best configurations. You’re supposed to start with the specific Mac model that fits your needs, pick a configuration that has the price and features you want, and walk away happy with your purchase. (Better yet, do your research […]

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How-To: Decode Apple’s Tech Specs pages before buying a new Mac, Part 2

October 24, 2016

As I noted in Part 1 of How-To: Decode Apple’s Tech Specs pages before buying a new Mac, Apple has designed the Mac purchasing process to be easy: pick a model, pick the good, better, or best configuration, hand over your cash, and enjoy your computer. Since most people get confused by tech specs — bullet points filled with […]

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How-To: Choose the best stand or desktop mount for Apple’s iPads and Macs

October 24, 2016

Apple currently sells more “laptop” than “desktop” Macs, but in reality, most Macs will be used substantially on flat surfaces — desks, tables, and sometimes nightstands. iPads are more lap-friendly, but also tend to get used upright, particularly for watching videos and access in the kitchen. Since I’ve spent a lot of time testing Apple device stands and mounts, I wanted […]

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Pixelmator for Mac adds Force Touch pressure-sensitive painting, even better Repair Tool, more

October 24, 2016

The developers behind Pixelmator have just released another free update to the Mac app, available in the Mac App Store ($29.99). Despite the bug-fix identifier, Version 3.3.2 packs some cool enhancements to support Apple’s latest technologies and hardware. For one, as demoed in the screenshot above, Pixelmator brushes now support Force Touch so you can draw with multiple levels […]

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The Best Mac Accessories and Upgrades

October 24, 2016

Over the past six months, I’ve published quite a few tutorials to help Mac users improve the performance of older computers, as well as some great guides to the best Mac accessories across a variety of categories. Today, I’m tying them all together in this handy, one-stop roundup of the best Mac accessories and upgrades. This guide walks […]

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