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MacBook Pro 13-inch is the ideal computer for the traveling photographer.

MacBook Pro 13-inch is the ideal computer for the traveling photographer.

This is my new 13-inch MacBook Pro and a 10.6-inch Samsung N220 Netbook next to it, both set-up for digital workflow use, while traveling to remote locations. As you can see in the picture above, both computers are capable of running Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (Version 3). The MacBook Pro is the newest mid-2010 version so […]

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Apple iPad – a big success in a touchy-feely kind of way

Apple iPad – a big success in a touchy-feely kind of way

I have been spending a good part of the day reading various reports and opinions on the new Apple iPad and although I won’t be buying into the iPad system immediately, I am beginning to understand why it is a very important step in the evolution of personal computer devices.

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2010 – The Year of the Tablet & the Cloud

2010 – The Year of the Tablet & the Cloud

It is no secret at this point, that Apple is about to astound us with their version of a netbook / e-reader / tablet computer / big screen telephone / and portable video delivery system. It is also no secret that Google is interested in the same market, but rather than go it alone, Google […]

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New Apple MacBook Redesign Rumors are building slowly but steadily.

New Apple MacBook Redesign Rumors are building slowly but steadily.

Usually there are some leaked photos, highly realistic renderings and detailed (even if imaginary) specifications, but not this time. The rumors are actually so sparse, that at times I wonder if I am reading and reporting on a modified version of a rumor that I started myself. The only thing that seems to be for […]

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Revised MacBook with lower price on the way?

Revised MacBook with lower price on the way?

Analysts say that we might have a new MacBook with a slightly revised design (I take that to mean fewer features) and lower prices, available as soon as two weeks from today. This surprising piece of news, comes from Barron’s Blog (Silicon Valley Bureau), so it does carry some weight. To quote Eric Savitz, “Research […]

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‘It’s Only Steve Showing that He’s Still Alive’ iTunes 9 Event

‘It’s Only Steve Showing that He’s Still Alive’ iTunes 9 Event

I had to download iTunes 9 and look it over, before I could write this review of the latest Apple Event. The iTunes improvements are OK, but I don’t know what special ingredient they are putting into the Starbucks in Cupertino these days, this is not Rock and Roll, and I don’t like it.

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Now even Nokia has a Netbook, how much longer can Apple stall?

Now even Nokia has a Netbook, how much longer can Apple stall?

Nokia Booklet 3G brings all day mobility to the PC world August 24, 2009 – Espoo, Finland – After more than 25 years as a pioneer and leader in the mobile industry, Nokia will bring its rich mobility heritage and knowledge to the PC world with the new, Windows based, Nokia Booklet 3G. Powered by […]

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Apple iPods and Photography

Apple iPods and Photography

When will the Apple iPod become a viable storage device for digital photography? I actually wrote most of this story a while back, but it seems to be very relevant to what is going on right now with the imminent release of some sort of Apple tablet computer. If the tablet ends up being a […]

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A gallery of a few real and some not so real, Apple Tablet computers

A gallery of a few real and some not so real, Apple Tablet computers

The very real Axiotron Modbook, which is based on a (white plastic) Macbook and sells for (starting under) US$2,000. You can even supply your own (white or black) Macbook and have a custom conversion made. Mostly used by graphic artists, this tablet computer is a clever hybrid of Apple MacBook and Wacom graphic tablets parts […]

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Apple’s (Not So Secret) plans, for the new Mac Tablet family of computers.

Apple’s (Not So Secret) plans, for the new Mac Tablet family of computers.

Concept art for an Apple touch-screen Netbook. (Credit: Gizmodo) Anybody who has been around any MacWorld or just the Mac community in general over the years, knows that there has always been a plan for a Macintosh tablet computer. There has always been an Apple plan to make computers smaller and more portable, and there […]

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