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Apple's massive run of success over the past decade has been built on the success of its iOS mobile devices, and we've already taken an in-depth look at what we expect to see from Apple in that space in 2016. However, its Mac lineup continues to make a strong contribution to both Apple's bottom line, as well as a towards Apple's wider overall eco-system. As 2015's 12-inch Retina MacBook shows, the company still produces innovative and beautifully designed Macs. Most of Apple's Mac line up got a refresh in 2015, but some models have now been around for a while in their current form. Read on to see what we would like to see from the Mac side of Apple in 2016.
Currently, USB-C 3.1 is just an up-and-coming technology that offers considerably faster speeds and greater power charging, among other benefits, but isn't yet widespread. If vendors from this year's CES show in Las Vegas have their way, however, next year will move the emerging standard a great deal forward, beyond its present best-known presence on the Retina 12-inch MacBook and Google's Chromebook Pixel line. On Monday, accessory makers Belkin and Griffin unveiled a host of new USB-C cables and devices.
Today at Apple's online store, take advantage of price cuts on refurbished Macs, with prices starting as low as $639 for the refurbished Mac mini with a 1.4GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 1TB Fusion Drive. Priced at $759, after a $140 discount, is the refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air with a 1.6GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of flash storage.
I didn't participate in the Year In Review series, or app collection articles, so instead, Mike asked me to pick my favorite and least favorite Apple release on the year. For Apple fans, 2015 was a bumper year, with multiple product releases across nearly every part of Apple's lineup, including its peripherals. Apple didn't become the world's preeminent consumer technology company by accident -- it got into this position by putting tremendous thought and effort into the engineering and design decisions for each and every product. For me though, there was one product that exemplified the Apple product philosophy more than any other. Read on to find out what it was, and check back in just a few minutes to find out what I thought was the worst.
Today at Apple's online store, take advantage of bargain pricing on refurbished Apple computers. Starting at $419 is the refurbished Mac mini with a 1.4GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive. Priced at $829, after a $270 discount, is the refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.5GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive.
In the MacNN forums this week, Fresh-Faced Recruit "Chucktr" was wondering why Calendar Alerts stopped working for no reason and has yet to get a response. Yesterday Senior User "kevs" was trying to figure out why he was having problems with his MacBook when an external monitor and mouse were attached and found some helpful advice that could be useful to others with this problem.
At Apple's Online Store this week, find big savings on refurbished Macs with a nice selection of bargains under $1,019. Starting at $759 is the refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air with a 1.6GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of solid state storage. Save $270 on the refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.5GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive, now $829.
There are two things to know about writers: they are fabulous human beings, clearly, and they are in no way biased. The other is that there are better-paid jobs in the world, so if you have a writer in your life, you'll love them for their sheer brilliance -- and they'll love you for the human contact. Get them something that will truly help them and while you're at it, get the same for yourself.
At Apple's online store today save big on refurbished Macs. Prices start at $419 for the refurbished Mac mini with a 1.4GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive, now $419 after an $80 price cut. A $140 price cut is available on the refurbished MacBook Air with a 1.6GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 158GB hard drive, now $759.
Today in the MacNN forums, members try to assist Junior Member "Sebastian" with figuring out what to do with a busted graphics card in his 2009 iMac. Senior User "RobOnTheCape" has reported a strange fingertip pain and has determined that the cause must be the MacBook Air he is using, but wonders if anyone else has had a similar experience.