The Rough Rider Leather Messenger is all about maximizing space and carrying all of your digital devices in style. The bag is made of very high quality leather and waxed canvas (two of my favorite materials for products like this), and when you’re walking around with the bag (or running for the bus or train) the strap system keeps all of your stuff close to your body so it doesn’t move around too much.
I’m sad to see the old unibody machine go; I’d prefer to have an on-board optical drive, and I’m not convinced that the speedier access, silence, and shockproofness of solid state data storage are worth the trade-off in drive capacity one has to give up, but I didn’t put my money where my mouth is when I upgraded to a 13-inch MacBook Air last fall.
According to a new report from Taiwanese shores, Apple will reportedly cease production of the non-Retina 13-inch Macbook Pro later this year and will replace it with thinner models equipped with Retina display. The move is expected to happen in the second half of 2014, according to a new report from Digitimes.
I would expect crashes from my 2009 Macbook with its aging Core 2 Duo processor, but not from my 2013 Macbook Air with an Intel Haswell Processor. Now, MacRumors is reporting that Apple is working on a fix for the issue that causes 11-inch and 13-inch Macbook Airs to crash when they are wakened from sleep.
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.
WaterField Designs is continuing its push into designing excellent products for not only Apple products, but for many other gadgets. Today, Waterfield introduced the Rough Rider Leather Messenger for users to carry around their laptops, tablets, smartphones, and any other gear that needs transporting.
Apple has released a support document addressing AirPlay Mirroring issues with the late 2013 Macbook and Mac Pro that run on slower Wi-Fi networks such as 802.11 b or g networks. In the document, Apple suggests users who experience frozen images on their television sets when mirroring a device via AirPlay should turn off Bluetooth.
Before you brush off that headline as a simple but fine example of clever wordplay, know that I do think it’s a fantastic idea to literally show some skin this Valentine’s Day. I’m all for the romance and the sweet, sweet lovin’ and whatnot. More relevant to AppleTell, however, are skins for your Mac, iPhone and iPad products, and both DecalGirl and Slickwraps are offering some specials.
You can’t really evaluate a workhorse computer until it’s been used for a while in your work environment, but early days impressions are mostly positive. It’s amazingly slim, but not much different footprint-wise than the old MacBook. I had been curious about how it would perform and feel in tasks and venues that have been more and more shunted to the iPad. My verdict is that this 13-inch MacBook Air really isn’t an iPad substitute, but at $1,099 represents the most laptop for the money Apple has ever offered.
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.
Apple’s Macbook Pro is one of the best laptops Apple has to offer, and with its aluminum design and glass display, you can’t cover it up with just any case. Instead, it requires something like a Pad & Quill Cartella case with its excellent combination of wood and leather. Pad & Quill uses the highest quality leather with a Baltic Birch wood frame to hold the Macbook in place. The Cartella comes with two outer leather color combinations: bonded whiskey and black colored leather.
Nothing accents an all-aluminum Macbook more than a culmination of high quality leather, waxed canvas, and wood crafted into an insanely high quality product. Pad & Quill goes above and beyond in developing its products, and The Sleeve for the 13″ Macbook Pro/Air is no different. It builds upon every other product that PQ has to offer, and their quality and craftsmanship never wanes.