Mac Hardware

Mac Mini saves the day — for a Windows user

I live in a house divided. I use both Mac and Windows, but my spouse is strictly Windows. Recently, I upgraded her aging PC with a new video card for better Windows 10 support. All seemed to go well — until I realized I’d booted the system but not plugged… Read More

A most under-rated personal computer

Each week, as I put together the Mac-Forums newsletter, I look over the latest posts — many from folks who are not only new to the forum, but new to Mac. Some of these self-described newbies grew tired of the constant changes and security threats to Windows. And many of… Read More

Clamshell Mode Performance Issues: A Myth?

Background A while back, I remember hearing a theory floating around that running a Mac in clamshell mode forced OS X to throttle the processor to save on heat. There is a tiny bit of anecdotal evidence to support such a claim (here) which ultimately suggests that something about clamshell mode… Read More

The best budget headphones ever? NuForce NE-770x

First a big thank you to both NuForce and those at the Mac-Forums for making this review possible! Let’s take a look at the NuForce NE-770X dynamic in-ear headphones.   They come packaged in a basic cardboard box, encased in a fairly easy to open blister package. Nothing fancy. But… Read More

Review: CoolerMaster Gear

Jas Pro – Stretch  Using a laptop flat on your desk isn’t the best for your posture, unless you have a secondary monitor. Using a stand can bring the screen up to a proper eye level. I’ve recently started using the Cooler Master’s Jas Pro for my MacBook Pro, and it makes a… Read More

HDD and SSD Explained

A lot of people are asking the question is getting SSD worth it?  Or should I stick to the traditional HDD.  The big question over which hard drive is right for me is one I will attempt to answer right now.  And try to give as much detail as I… Read More

Cooler Master ARC Review

Coolermaster Arc

I just received Cooler Master’s ARC stand for MacBooks, MacBook Pros, and iPads. It’s a device that allows the placement of a MacBook or MacBook Pro in a vertical position while using your notebook in what is called “clamshell mode” (using your notebook with the display closed and attached to… Read More

Review: TinTac Hoxton messenger bag

Inspired by the area in London with the same name, the TinTac Hoxton is designed as an everyday commuter or casual bag. The Hoxton is a casual messenger-style bag that is big enough to carry a 13” MacBook or iPad. Read More

Review: Waterfield Cargo bag

Waterfield bags are designed to be very tough (not surprising as the company was founded by a former bicycle messenger), so I was keen to take a closer look at the Waterfield Cargo bag. Read More

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