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Oct
24

How to make the iWork suite a free download for current Mac owners that don’t own the apps already

For anyone having issues getting the upgrade, or if you’ve never owned the iWork suite, so don’t have the apps to update, you can just download the iWork ’09 trial version
The App Store will then allow you to upgrade to the new versions, for free.

1) Visit http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Business/Apple-iWork-06.shtml
2) Click Download
3) Click External Mirror 1
4) It will just be a DMG file so install like normal
5) I had to wait a few minutes / I also Quit App Store and reopened. After a few minutes it showed I had 3 updates available to Pages, Numbers, Keynote.
6) Updated as normal.

A common issue is an error message “cannot be installed because it’s from an unidentified developer”. To fix this:
System Preferences -> Security -> General -> Allow apps downloaded from “Everywhere”

Oct
22

New MacBooks revealed – Faster, stronger, better

The new iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display weren’t the only juicy things revealed at Tuesday’s product rollout in San Francisco; there were also upgraded versions of the 13-inch and 15-inch Retina display MacBook Pro.

Apple’s 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros as announced on October 22, 2013
Apple’s new MacBook Pros, 13-incher on the left, 15-incher on the right.
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The most notable upgrade to the laptops is their processors. The 13-inch model now comes standard with a dual-core 2.4GHz Intel fourth-generation Core i5 processor, while the 15-incher’s base-model processor is a quad-core 2.0GHz Haswell Core i7. The smaller model can be upgraded to a dual-core 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, and the larger to a quad-core 2.3GHz Intel Core i7.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro has lost a bit of heft – it now weighs in at 3.46 pounds, down from 3.57 pounds in its previous incarnation. It’s also marginally thinner at 0.71 inches, down from 0.75 inches. The 15-incher went on no such diet – it still weighs 4.46 pounds and remains 0.71 inches thick.

The fourth-generation Core processor in the 13-incher has Intel’s Iris Graphics, while the 15-incher has Intel’s Iris Pro Graphics. The larger of the two MacBook Pros can also be equipped with Nvidia GeForce GT 750M discrete graphics with 2GB of GDDR5 graphics memory.

Apple’s new MacBook line as of October 22, 2013
Apple’s marketing lead Phil Schiller, speaking at the rollout event, claims that the 13-inch model now gets up to nine hours battery life. “So if you’re a fan of The Black Knight as I am, you can watch the entire trilogy on one charge,” he said. The 15-incher’s battery life is rated at eight hours.

Both models have been upgraded to PCIe flash, which Schiller claims is 60 per cent faster than “the previous generation.” Wi-Fi has been upgraded to 802.11ac (802.11a/b/g/n compatible) in both, and the previous generations’ Thunderbolt ports have been upgraded to Thunderbolt 2.

The base model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro runs $1,299, down from $1,499 for its predecessor; the base 15-incher will cost you $1,999, down from $2,199. Both models are available beginning Tuesday.

Oct
19

New Macbook Air has 12 hour battery life

The geniuses over at apple have been hard at work. The lightest and the most powerful from Apple, i.e Macbook Air now comes with 12 hour battery backup. Yes, thats right, Complete 12 hour of browsing and 10 hour of music playback.

Not only this, it has 30 days of standby which means it will be available in seconds whenever called upon. You just have to put the Macbook Air to sleep and it enters in standby mode to conserve energy by default after 3 hours.

The 11inch macbook Air it has 9 hours whereas the 13-inch has 12 hours but thats not a big Deal.

The rest of the features remains the same but as always Apple provides us an option to upgrade RAM, Flash Drive at an extra cost which is a great advantage to PRO users.

Some Top features Includes

- Fourth Generation Intel Core Processors.

- Ultrafast 802.11ac Wi-Fi

- Faster All Flash Storage.

- ThunderBolt and USB.

- Display, Camera and Mics.

- Multi-Touch Trackpad.

- 720P face HD Camera.

Buying Tips

If you are buying one, do not get messed up with the previous Macbook Air which had 6 hour of battery life as some vendors still have in their stock. Please check the below Model number if you are looking to buy the new one.

Model Model Identifier Model Number Configuration
MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) MacBookAir6,2 MD760xx/AMD761xx/A MBAIR 13.3/1.3/4/128FLASHMBAIR 13.3/1.3/4/256FLASH
MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013) MacBookAir6,1 MD711xx/AMD712xx/A MBAIR 11.6/1.3/4/128FLASHMBAIR 11.6/1.3/4/256FLASH
MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) MacBookAir5,2 MD231xx/AMD232xx/A MBAIR 13.3/1.8/4/128FLASHMBAIR 13.3/2.0/4/256FLASH
MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012) MacBookAir5,1 MD223xx/AMD224xx/A MBAIR 11.6/1.7/4/64FLASHMBAIR 11.6/2.0/4/128FLASH
MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011) MacBookAir4,2 MC965xx/A
MC966xx/A MBAIR 13.3/1.7/4/128FLASHMBAIR 13.3/1.7/4/256FLASH
MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2011) MacBookAir4,1 MC968xx/A
MC969xx/A MBAIR 11.6/1.6/2/64FLASHMBAIR 11.6/1.6/4/128FLASH
MacBook Air (13-inch, Late 2010) MacBookAir3,2 MC503xx/A
MC504xx/A MBAIR 13.3/1.86/2/128FLASHMBAIR 13.3/1.86/2/256FLASH
MacBook AIr (11-Inch, Late 2010) MacBookAir3,1 MC505xx/A
MC506xx/A MBAIR 11.6/1.4/2/64FLASHMBAIR 11.6/1.4/2/128FLASH
MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2009) MacBookAir2,1 MC233xx/A
MC234xx/A MBAIR 13.3/1.86/2/120HDDMBAIR 13.3/2.13/2/128FLASH
MacBook Air (13-inch, Late 2008) MacBookAir2,1 MB543xx/A
MB940xx/A MBAIR 13.3/1.6/2/120HDDMBAIR 13.3/1.86/2/128FLASH
MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2008) MacBookAir1,1 MB003xx/A MBAIR 13.3/1.6/2/80HDD

I think I’ll be putting that on the Christmas present list to Santa.