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iFixit’s Mac mini teardown reveals troubling trends

Apple would really prefer you not try to upgrade their machines.

New Mac mini gets a price cut and Haswell CPU, but loses user-upgradability

There are some proverbial flies in the Mac mini ointment.

Apple unveils the updated Mac Mini, starts at $499

It’s actually a lot of Mac packed into a mini enclosure.

Portable computing’s wonderfully light power consumption footprint

Power your iPhone, iPad and MacBook for less than $10 per year.

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A Mac in your pocket?

Will there ever be a Macintosh so small you could carry it in your pocket—but still connectable with a wireless mouse, keyboard, and AirPlay monitor, to provide a full-featured OS X desktop experience? There are practical lower limits on how small it is sensible to go.

Apple is the largest PC, tablet vendor in the market last Q1 2014

Being a certified Mac fan, I always like to see how Apple products are doing in the market. Just the other day, we reported the iPad is still No. 1 in Customer Satisfaction in the US. Now we’ve learned that with iPad and Mac shipments combined, Apple is the biggest PC vendor, capturing 17% of the market.

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Run your Mac up to 40 times faster with RamDisk

A concept from Classic Mac OS pioneering days still offers some advantages in the SSD era with RamDisk for Mac from Power App.

Apple introduces Thirty Years of Mac homepage internationally

Apple is celebrating Thirty Years of Mac in a number of countries around the world, taking its 30th anniversary Mac homepage to other countries around the world. Late Friday, a Japanese blog Kodawarisan noticed that Apple had taken the Thirty Years of Mac homepage and mini-site and translated it into Japanese.

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Apple celebrates 30 years of the Mac, I celebrate about 10

My first Mac was a Mac mini, but the first one I ever used was the translucent, candy-colored iMac that was available in nearly every elementary and junior high school in New York City. As a matter of fact, the first computer I ever touched was a Mac, and I’ve never gone back. The fact that Apple made Macs available in schools helped me decide whether I was going to be a Mac or PC user, and I guess my choice is obvious.

Mac mini upgrade rumored to arrive in February

While we’ve seen Apple upgrade almost its entire Mac line-up with Intel’s latest processor offering, there’s still one product in Apple’s product portfolio that’s waiting for a refresh. Yes, the Mac mini desktop computer has yet to receive the Haswell blessing from Apple, but a Belgian retailer—Computerstore.be—has posted a placeholder listing for Mac minis equipped with i5 and i7 chipsets.

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Post-Mac era upon us? Not by a long shot, despite Mac sales slump

According to quarterly PC sales reports released by Gartner and IDC last Wednesday, Apple was the only PC maker among the U.S. market top five vendors to suffer a year-over-year sales decline during the “back-to-school” quarter. However, I don’t think it’s time to start writing the Mac’s obituary quite yet. There are several logical reasons to deduce that the summer Mac sales slump is just a temporary hiccup rather than the beginning of a death spiral for the Mac.

Apple raises price of Mac Mini in many countries around the world

Apple introduced new iMac models earlier this week, and now appears to have made more changes to the Mac line. According to 9to5Mac, Apple has quietly raised the price of Mac mini models in Australia and Brazil, likely because of currency changes across markets. Australia hasn’t seen a massive increase, though it is enough that customers might complain.