WaterField Designs Sutter Slim Backpack review: A compact but capable MacBook bag

WaterField Designs makes a big deal out of the fact that it crafts its bags here in San Francisco; in fact, you’ll find our fair city’s name subtly stamped on the leather of its new $229 Sutter Slim Backpack.That’s par for the course with WaterField, but I find it’s particularly apt in this case. I like to think that the Sutter’s canvas and leather … [Read more...]

Angela Ahrendts to step down as Apple retail chief in April

After five years of serving as Apple’s Senior Vice President of retail and online stores, Angela Ahrendts is leaving the company. Apple announced the news today in a lengthy statement, but word had already spread across social media earlier following a tweet from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.Ahrendts will be replaced by Deirdre O’Brien, who will assume … [Read more...]

Satechi Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard with Numeric Keypad review: Good form, unreliable function

Products like the Satechi Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard grant us a peek at the Apple that could be—in this case, an Apple that remains enamored with space gray aluminum but also committed to keyboards with generous key travel. And the Satechi keyboard is a decent effort, weighty and pleasant for typing, and it lets you pair it with up to three … [Read more...]

Get a new Apple Watch Series 4 for one of the lowest prices we’ve seen

It’s almost a new year, so why not treat yourself to a new Apple Watch? It’s a good time for it. Currently Amazon is selling the 40mm GPS Apple Watch Series 4 with silver coloring and a white Sport Band for a discount of 5 percent, which is enough to knock over $19 off the price. That means you can buy it for just $365.74, which is one of the best … [Read more...]

The 10 best Mac games of 2018

The best games for MacBooks and iMacsImage by Motion TwinWhatever else you may say about 2018, the year proved that plenty of developers still take the Mac seriously as a gaming platform. I’m fond of saying that we as Mac gamers enjoy quality at the expensive of quantity, and standout titles like Subnautica and Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire—both … [Read more...]

Last year’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro with cellular is on sale for the lowest price we’ve ever seen


The new iPad Pros are impressive, but last year’s model is certainly no slouch. And at least for today, it’s also massively cheaper. Currently B&H is selling the 2017 64GB 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Wi-Fi and CellularRemove non-product link for a mere $599, which amounts to a whopping $330 off the retail price. That’s also the lowest price we’ve … [Read more...]

Let’s face it: The iPhone XS Max is the new iPad mini


Let us pity them—the sad, devoted lovers of the iPad mini. In the wake of every Apple iPad event since 2015, you can find them frowning in the crowds or, later, rushing to Reddit to weep in collective misery at the absence of their beloved device’s Fifth Coming.But I say there’s no cause for all that melodrama. I say Apple has already given us the … [Read more...]

Epic Games cuts the once-loved ‘Infinity Blade’ series from the App Store


And just like that, the Infinity Blade games are gone. Yesterday Infinity Blade and Fortnite maker Epic Games stripped them from the iOS App Store, claiming that “it has become increasingly difficult for our team to support the Infinity Blade series at a level that meets our standards.”So much for infinity.You can’t buy the games anymore, but if … [Read more...]

Save up to $140 on the new MacBook Air at Amazon

Amazon is selling the latest 128GB MacBook Air for just $1,059, which amounts to $140 (or 12 percent off) the regular retail price of $1,199. You can only get it at this price in silver, but fortunately the space gray model is also on sale for an agreeable $1,069.Not bad. If Amazon had chopped the price down just $60 or $70, that’d be how much it’d … [Read more...]

Looking for a great gift? Amazon is selling the new iPad for as little as $289

If you’re looking for a great holiday gift, consider the 2018 9.7-inch iPad. Amazon is currently selling multiple models of the popular tablet with discounts ranging from $30 to $40 off, which means you can walk away with the starter 32GB model with Wi-Fi for as little as $289 (down from $329).If you need more storage, you can pick up the 128GB … [Read more...]

Apple slashes MacBook prices by up to $300 on Amazon

Apple now sells its own products on Amazon (to the eventual dismay of third-party sellers), and much to my personal surprise, we’re already seeing some fine deals on MacBooks on Amazon as a result. Nor are these the scrimpy non-deals you’ll usually find on Apple’s own site. Today for instance, you can get the 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro for an … [Read more...]

Today only, save up to $1,400 on souped-up 2017 15-inch MacBook Pros

If you've been holding out for Black Friday to score a deal on a powerful MacBook, you'd be wise to head over to B&H Photo. Today only, the retailer is knocking up to $1,400 off two high-end configurations of the 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. This is a bit of a steal considering the power and storage involved, and in both cases these … [Read more...]

8 ways the Apple Pencil 2 is better than the original


Provided you ignored the awful charging process, the Apple Pencil was a marvel of design—a stylus that looked, felt, and wrote much like an actual pen or pencil. That’s not to say it didn’t need some improvements (as we outlined in a wishlist earlier this month), but adding them seem to run the risk of overcomplicating the simple elegance that made … [Read more...]

Save $200 on the 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro today

The 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is still is only a couple of months old, but fortunately we’re already seeing a couple of good deals for it. Today at B&H, for example, you can find Apple’s latest powerhouse MacBook Pro available for $200 offRemove non-product link, which means you’ll pay only $2,199.99 rather than $2,399.99. You can … [Read more...]

The iPhone XS Max is making me neglect my iPad

Leif Johnson I haven’t used my iPad Pro in days. In fact, I kind of forgot it existed, as last week I guiltily realized I’d buried my longtime daily writing companion under a pile of papers as though it were a random piece of trash.But the guilt passed quickly. Within seconds my attention had already turned back to my new iPhone XS Max, a device … [Read more...]

Grab this leather Apple Watch band for less than $5

Leather Apple Watch bands don’t have to cost a fortune, particularly if you get them from a brand besides Hermès. Consider, for instance, this gray Apple Watch band from Top4cus on Amazon. If you enter the code XMIK7F5E at checkout, you get either the 42/44mm or 38/40mm version for just $4.20. Not bad, considering it normally sells for $14.00.To … [Read more...]

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