At WWDC 2013, Apple released updated MacBook Air laptops with a vastly improved battery life. The battery life has increased from 5 hours on the 11-inch MacBook Air to 9 hours. The 13-inch MacBook Air has 7 hours of battery life currently, and it will have 12 hours of life with the new model. They use the Haswell ULT processor for lower-power consumption with improved graphics.
After months in beta, Apple has finally released the OS X 10.8.4 update for Mountain Lion. The OS X update is available now for download via the Mac App Store, and brings major improvements throughout Mountain Lion, including Wi-Fi connectivity and Microsoft Exchange compatibility, Safari bug fixes, a fix for an issue that prevented users from making FaceTime calls to non-U.S. numbers, and other enhancements.
Combining spaciousness, an expansive soft shell, and an attractive, clean design, the Tom Bihn Synapse 25 bag is an attractive choice for people who need versatility from their backpack. Pricey but well-designed, this bag is a winner for people who need a backpack with a lot of space, but also want it to look good.
It runs counter to common sense to own a battery-powered device that doesn’t allow you to replace the batteries quickly and easily—and that goes for laptops, tablets and phones. We do ourselves no favors by settling for expensive electronics with batteries that can’t be removed and replaced; the products might look great, but when it comes to batteries, recycling, and reuse, there are big problems.
The HEX Drake Messenger Bag features a stylish elegance that’s easily coordinated with an outfit. Whether you’re a refined gentleman, fashion-forward lady, or just want to dress up your workaday routine with some casual elegance, the Drake offers a winning combination of style, protection, and utility for carrying around your MacBook, iPad, and accessories.
MacCase’s Premium Leather Flight Jacket has a retro flair, reaching back to the era between the two twentieth-century world wars when aviators wore leather flight jackets to buffer the wind-battering they got in open-cockpit aircraft and chilly temperatures at high altitudes in non-pressurized cabins. The Flight Jacket Case looks like a piece of kit in which Indiana Jones (a young Indiana Jones) might’ve packed his gear around.
The Booq Boa courier messenger bag is supposed to be Booq’s most comfortable and versatile bag to date. It’s a messenger bag made from water-repellent ballistic nylon and trimmed with night-time reflective binding. That means you’re sure to be seen, at least by cars, which is a good thing indeed.
Apple’s MacBook price cut and specification upgrade of its Air and Retina MacBook Pro models yesterday was a logical stopgap to shore up slumping MacBook sales until a more substantial refresh featuring Intel’s next-generation “Haswell” Core i processor family is ready for release later in the year.
The 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina display now runs $1,499 with 128GB flash storage and $1,699 for 256GB. The 15″ model has also seen a price reduction and processor upgrade, and even the MacBook Air is in on the deal. The 13″ MacBook Air with 256GB of flash storage will now only cost you $1,399.
HEX—designers of stylish bags and accessories for laptops and mobile devices—has just launched a new lineup of cases and totes for spring 2013. Called Cabana, the nautical ticking stripe is at once casual and contemporary, for those who want a bit of style without an overly loud pattern.
As our laptops get smaller and thinner, laptop bag manufacturers are left with two choices; they can make their bags smaller, or they can make more room for accessories, documents and other gadgets. With their Poseidon Messenger bag for up to 13″ laptops, ECBC does both, although not in equal measure.
Looking for a way to free up some space on your desk? Just Mobile’s AluBase offers a great looking stand that holds your MacBook Pro, Pro with Retina display, or MacBook Air upright so you can connect to an external monitor, easily plug in all your peripherals, and still have room on your desk for your pride and joy: a red Swingline stapler.